15 Simple Ways to Make Money Online

For most, the internet is primarily for social media (watching funny cat videos) and playing online video games. However, did you know that you can build your business and make a little money from it too?

There are so many opportunities for you to apply yourself in the vastness of the internet. If you can apply yourself in just the right way, there is a very good chance that you can make a living doing some of the things that you are currently doing or even dare I say it dreamed of doing.

In the following post, I am going to share with you 15 simple ways to make money online, you do not need to master or 15 methods, just pick one and it is enough to replace a full-time job.

Building Websites

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Here, you can assume that the vastness of the internet is like a vast piece of land. Then if this is so then websites can be likened to tracts of real estate.

In the real physical world, the overall worth of the real estate is quite high; in fact, it is one of the most coveted items that you can have today.

Digital real estate would basically operate under the same principles, that?s why it?s called digital real estate (your collection of websites and digital products).

So when it comes to developing a website, these websites can be referred to as digital real estate. And the best thing about it is, you can build as many as you like because the land (webspace) you have available is unlimited.

How it is done?

Just like you would on your piece of physical land when you have space on the internet you are at liberty to do as you please with your website.

However, we are concerned with making money and therefore there are going to be some few limitations.

You will need to be more specific with the content that you would like to put up on your website. Let us be honest, only good content will yield good returns.

There would be no point in having your digital real estate looking like a junkyard; you will be lucky if you get any visitors and if they visit they are not going to stay long.

When you are developing your website, it would be advisable that you spend some significant amount of time in selecting a platform that would be desirable.

A platform can be described as the format in which your website will be hosted on. If you are not particularly tech-savvy, this would immediately sound like a task that is overly complicated and the thought of millions of lines of code downright off-putting.

This was the case several years ago when the platforms were a tad bit complicated; the popular platforms were HTML, Flash, or CSS.

To put up your website you would need to invest a significant amount of time to code your website (a task that in itself required countless hours to master).

However, you can now breathe easy as this process has been significantly simplified thanks to Content Management Systems (CMS) like WordPress.

Simply put, CMS can be described as a platform that is user friendly that is used in the development of websites and the management of online content. It gets even better, these CMS are mostly free!

*Note You can find your WordPress website at wordpress.com. These can be set-up in minutes!

Once you have selected an appropriate platform, you should then proceed to select a domain name that would suit you and a host.

A domain name can be described as a web address like a thisismywebsite.org. Hosting, on the other hand, refers to a service that will be able to connect your site to the internet.

Earlier we mentioned that making use of a platform like WordPress will be free, however, for your site to be hosted it may cost you a small investment of no more than $200 per month depending on the tools and space you require.

However, there is no need for you to be alarmed by this, it is not an amount that will be capable of breaking your bank; it can cost less than you spend on coffee around $3 to $5.

You still have the option of having your site hosted for free but the implication of this is that your website will not have a professional appeal.

For instance, it would be very unattractive to have a website that reads thisismywebsite.freewebsitehosting.com. Spending a little extra on the hosting will go a long way into ensuring that your brand has an attractive outlook.

*Tip  Don’t go for free hosting it?s simply not scalable or worth it.

After you have come up with an appropriate domain name and you have chosen a host for your site, you only need to tweak and adjust your site a little bit.

You will need to add some templates and the necessary layouts for your website to increase its appeal.

Think of this as the interior decoration of the digital real estate that you have built. Once you have done this, you will be ready to launch your website.

How do you make money?

Making money off your website is where the challenging bit begins. To get any revenue then you need to attract people to your site, and to do this you will be required to promote and market your site extensively.

You can do this on social media, or any other media that will be at your disposal. You are advised to even look into Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to ensure that your content is easily accessible when someone looks online for it.

The whole point of doing all this is to be able to generate adequate traffic to your site to be able to sell the products that you have to offer.

Remember – the more traffic you can generate the more likely that you be able to get the attention of companies and they will come to advertise on your website.

Google AdSense

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AdSense can be said to be one of the most popular ways in which you can get some revenue online. If you are new to this then it may look like some complicated terminology involving some complicated tasks, however, with this guide, it will be very simple. Here is all you need to know:

  • This is an internet service that is owned by Google.
  • It is a free service for all publishers.
  • It is one of the major income earners for Google as a company with revenue of approximately $3.13 billion.
  • The revenue share is split between the publisher and Google on a ratio of 68:32. This means that for every dollar, 68 cents will go to the publisher while 32 cents will go to Google.
  • A variety of advertisers utilize the AdWords program to advertise their services and products on the AdSense websites. Payment is only due whenever an individual clicks on the advertisements. This is called pay per click (PPC)
  • It is a very convenient system to use
  • The calculation of the cost per every click is determined through an auction type of system.
  • It is arguably one of the most reliable platforms for advertising online today and it can generate a steady income for a publisher in comparison with other PPC systems.

How can you make money?

It has been highlighted that this is one of the easiest platforms to use in which you are entitled to receive over 68 percent of the entire revenue.

Nevertheless, there are some requirements that you need to make any kind of money on AdSense. But you need not be alarmed as they are not too hard to accomplish.

Your Website should be rich in Content

Google AdSense is best suited for a website that is rich in content. You can put all sorts of content within your websites such as images, words, and videos so long as they do not contravene the policies of AdSense.

You, should, however, ensure that your content has some text in it so that it can be easy for the web crawler to locate your content.

High Quality

Given that Google has a fiduciary responsibility to their clients given the fact that they part with hefty sums of money so that their products can be advertised, they would not be amused if their content was placed on websites that were of poor quality.

Moreover, it would serve you and your brand better if your website were to have a professional appearance as compared to a messy juvenile web page.

High Traffic

Like we had mentioned earlier, you stand to make very easy money if you make use of AdSense, nevertheless, this is only possible if your website can generate a substantial amount of traffic.

The rationale here is that advertisers will pay to place their adverts on websites where people will notice them, with low traffic then that is not possible.

As a benchmark, you need to aim for approximately 400 unique visits on any given day to consider it healthy traffic.

Appropriate Keywords

It is vital that your website has the appropriate keywords and the same goes for your content if you are to make any money with AdSense.

Appropriate keywords refer to the words that are commonly used by the advertisers when they are promoting their services and products to increase the overall number of action words. Action words are very important as they can convert a click into revenue or sale.

*Tip? Reference the website chapter above. If you have nothing to sell but a lot to talk about. Adding Google AdSense program ads to your websites is a smart option to generate an income.

Amazon Associates

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Amazon is arguably the largest online market place that you can find today. Even though there are more affiliate market places in the world today than it would be feasible to count, a significant proportion of bloggers and large conglomerates are in the habit of selling their products on Amazon.

Their Affiliate offers a ridiculously enticing commission range; it can pay you up to 15 percent of the total sale amount.

However, this percentage is often very dependent on the kind of sale that you are making. Either way, this is a very good way for you to make money.

Let us assume that you are a blogger who specializes in tech gadgets such as mobile phones. You can begin by writing a detailed review of the latest laptop or phone then attach it to an Amazon Affiliate link.

At most, you will spend approximately 20 minutes of your time to find the most suitable deal, and you can then proceed to make yourself some substantial income promoting this product across your websites and social media.

How to sign up for the Amazon Affiliate Program

You will be able to easily sign up for the Amazon Affiliate Program, with only a few things that you will need to consider first such as your desired target market or the geographic location.

The implication of this is that if you desire to target an audience in the United States then you need to sign up for the Amazon U. S. Associate program.

But this does not mean that you are limited to only one geographic region; if you are keen to promote all the Amazon in all the geographical locations then you should go ahead and sign up for the affiliate programs in the different countries such as Japan, Australia, India and so on.

How to Make Money

Once you have successfully signed up for the Affiliates program then the next logical step would be to find the necessary banners, links, and widgets for your site.

The niche that you will target here will be inherently dependent on the variable that will let you select a broad range of links.

For example, if you are interested or you have already come up with a blog about tech gadgets (or anything else that suits you), then it would be wise if you were to append a page that is titled Best Gadgets for You?.

If you are writing about movies or music then it would be likewise prudent for you to have a widget at the bottom with the affiliate to the movie or music.

There are virtually unlimited possibilities when it comes to marketing with Amazon Affiliates; they will only be limited by your niche. It is up to you to add as many links as you would like and monetize your page to your liking.

*Tip? Again back to blogs and websites, you can couple Amazon with the Google AdSense program to create multiple streams of income.

Rakuten LinkShare

When it comes to advertising online Google and Amazon are among the biggest players but this does not mean that they are your only options. Rakuten Linkshare is an excellent place in which will be able to search for other affiliates for your ads.

This service offers eCommerce businesses with the relevant affiliate marketing services and the company has been critically acclaimed for being the most significant pay for performance affiliate marketing network that is available on the internet today.

Affiliate marketing is one of the most significant businesses given that it is a multi-billion dollar industry and the main source of revenue comes from entrepreneurs such as you.

Being a Rakuten Linkshare affiliate you will be able to get significant access to a huge number of advertisers and this will open you up to numerous possibilities to get commissions from the traffic that your website will be able to generate.

If you can compare this with other marketing services, Linkshare will offer you a good range of competitive options in addition to interesting features.

It is interesting to note that this is one of the oldest affiliate programs in the market but it is quite small in comparison to the larger players in the same industry at the moment.

The most significant advantage of this website, especially for a beginner, is that it is quite easy for you to get approval on the condition that your site is good enough.

One of the chief features that you need to be on the lookout for is the BentoBox which is arguably the most ingenious feature that you will find on Linkshare.

It will offer you as the user with a vast array of options concerning the custom apps and it is custom fit to increase the overall amount of traffic to your site as well as keep the visitors there for longer which will then increase the total amount commission that you will be able to get.

It further gives the publishers the freedom to create links easily and it will direct the customers to a specific product on your site as the advertiser with just one click.

There the cookies can be tracked and the commissions can still be earned with lightens the publisher?s load.

Another feature that would be of use to you is that it allows the user to make coupons easily from the advertisers thus it will be able to direct more traffic to the sites that are capable of making a decent commission.

*Did you know? ? You don’t have to have a website to advertise affiliate links. You can do this from a Facebook page and or an Instagram Ad.

Company Referrals

Permanent ads, banners, and links are not the only way that you can stand to make any money through your online activities.

By having a website, you technically have the power to email companies and request them for some items.

For instance, you can draft a mail to a cleaning company informing them of your desire to purchase a specific item or service and at the same time inform them that you are a renowned blogger and that you are looking to write a blog about their products.

In some cases just by mentioning this alone, you will be able to earn some discounts, however, this is not the main agenda.

Also, this strategy will allow you to acquire some very important business contact in public relations, advertising as well as one of the elements of corporate sales.

The beauty of online marketing or working on the online platform is that you will be in a good position to eliminate the services of the middle man and therefore be able to make significant margins.

*Remember – don’t discount the oldest forms of advertising and plain old relationship building. Company referrals are one of these methods.

Social Mention

The business world of today demands that social media and any online presence is a vital tool for the marketing function of the organization; a great number of companies are spending ridiculous amounts so that they can be able to place their advertisements on these spaces.

Social Mention is a platform that was launched for the specific purpose of measuring online presence. The principle idea behind Social Mention is basically to measure the total amount of the social media activity of an individual as well as their influence.

This site can achieve this by measuring some different characteristics of social media actions such as comments, re-tweets, shares, and many more.

The app will also highlight the topics that are generally the most influential, who are influenced, and the influencers in addition to other data that surrounds the social media account’s space.

Upon analyzing Social Mention’s business model, you will realize that it is very simple but very effective. Clients of Social Mention will pay Social Mention for some campaigns in which free services and products will be offered to the most influential users of Social Mention.

If you are one of those people who tend to have some cult following online and every time that you post something people are likely to comment or engage with your post, then you might want to consider joining the Social Mention community to get the free perks. And the best part is that you can be able to do this from home.

You can join Social Mention right now if you have a Twitter or Facebook account. Upon joining, the system will proceed to measure your Social Mention instantaneously.

From there you can proceed to finish up the details on your profile and add all your other social media accounts.

The most preferable platforms for Social Mention are often Facebook and Twitter. Of course, some other platforms can have some contributions like Instagram, Google, Wikipedia, and LinkedIn.

If you want to monitor online media, analyze your competition, listen to your audience and when is being said about your business, and grow your business, then this could be for you.

eBay

If you have a certain item that you are looking to sell then the first option you should consider is eBay. It is a top favorite for many although it requires a little time for one to build up a reputation to get clients. Nevertheless here is a how-to guide for all beginners.

*Remember eBay can be a short term fix for simply making money selling stuff you don’t want or a long term business model.

To begin with, almost anybody can make money off eBay. However, to make any money you will need some sort of a plan.

By simply putting up items for sale and forking out fortunes on listing fees would not cut it. You must find items that will sell to get anywhere.

Also, it is important to note that not all items sold on eBay. This has been a challenge for most beginners on eBay in that they list all sorts of items only to find that their stock never moves that fast.

It is important to focus on items that can be shipped easily. This is unless you have some sort of shipping arrangement that saves costs because no person is willing to spend a fortune on shipping fees when ultimately it would have cost less to purchase it from where they are.

Also, an important thing is to look for items that can get good margins. Clothes are particularly cumbersome in terms of getting excellent margins.

Additionally, one needs to be rather thrifty. It makes no sense to spend $40 to sell an item that costs $10. This only makes sense if you are trying to generate the attention of the other higher profit margin item.

However, it would make zero sense to focus on items that only make cents unless you will recoup the costs on the shipping costs.

Also, buyers have become rather savvy in these affairs and it would also be unethical to charge $12 on an item that will cost you $2 to ship in addition to handling.

Lastly, one should not quit their job so that they can pursue eBay-ing as a beginner. The sole reason is that it has some bit of a learning curve to it.

There are a few tricks that one has to learn to fully survive on eBay. Nevertheless, many individuals make them are living off eBay alone.

There are a few things that one should avoid on eBay as a beginner. Firstly, one should have good customer service.

Do not delay too long in getting the products out to the customer. Whenever the shipping has been delayed the customer will feel agitated or irritated and this could easily lead to negative reviews or disputes.

In case of any issues communicate with the customers well in advance. Secondly, avoid wasting too much money on listings.

Admittedly, at some point, it is hard to get your products noticed and you can be lured into paying for listings. However, this will end up reducing your profits.

The bottom line with eBay is learning the ropes when selling. If you intend to make your business an eBay one, be prepared to ride a rollercoaster learning curve until you hit the sweet spot selling items you intend to.

Once you have achieved a good selling status, you can move to eBay stores and start digging into the eBay selling business.

Amazon

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If you feel that eBay is too small a pond for you then you can opt to try Amazon. Amazon is a brilliant platform that can be used to make a decent income.

This is particularly true with their ability to purchase items with one click on their mobile app and their very tempting free shipping offers. There are many ways that you can get Amazon to pay you regularly. Here are just but a few of them.

Join the Amazon Affiliate Program

This was discussed earlier and at length but it is important to remind you that you can make quite a fortune by joining the Affiliate Program and promote items on your website.

Amazon Handmade

Amazon launched the Amazon Handmade which is a service that enables you as the seller to display your handmade items on the internet and to a larger audience.

At the moment, it would cost you approximately 12 percent on referral fee to sell your handmade crafts such as artwork, jewelry, bedding, furniture, patio, home decor, lighting, and so much more.

Publish and eBook

You can make money making a free registration to Kindle Direct Publishing, which will allow you to have your eBooks to be published on the Kindle platform in a matter of 5 minutes and be on Kindle stores worldwide in the space of 48 hours.

This eliminates the need for the traditional book publishing business where one would have immunity to rejection letters. Here you can publish your novel, with an incredibly easy how-to process.

Moreover, you can earn up to 70 percent royalties on all the sales that you make on the eBook. More importantly, you get to have complete control over your publishing rights and the ability to set your prices as you desire.

Third-Party Selling

You have probably noticed that most of the items that are sold on Amazon are fulfilled by Amazon, however, some items are sold by third parties.

If for instance that you have a product, say a niche product, or you are an artist and you have some artwork that you need to sell, then you can put the item on Amazon as a third-party seller which will offer you an excellent platform to reach the masses.

Here there are many options and plans, you will select the one that best suits your individual needs.

Score Discounts on Amazon Reviews

Another easy method to make money off Amazon is to create an account at Snagshout. This can be done free of charge and it works by giving you unlimited access to a marketplace where items are discounted at an astronomical rate, this will be done in exchange for a candid review of the items that you purchase.

The discount rates range from 50 percent to 90 percent of the retail price. Some items are free here or would cost less than a dollar.

Here, you would be shopping in the same manner that you normally do however when the package arrives you would be asked to write an honest review of the product.

Essentially, you would be paid in massive discounts for items that you probably would have been purchasing nonetheless.

This isn’t exactly making money, but the discounts you get are huge.

Etsy

If it so happens that you are a crafter by profession then there is no doubt that you have heard of this platform before.

It is home to more than 800 thousand shops that are managed by sellers who specialize in making all manner of things such as home-made soaps, jewelry, music, clothing and so much more.

Here there is every category of handmade items that you can imagine, you can fit just about anything on ETSY.

It is an excellent place for the crafters to connect with individuals that are interested in purchasing their goods.

It is possible to make money on this platform provided that you have the crafts to sell. Many shops are operating here and they cannot be doing so if there is no money to be earned.

At the moment it is not very possible to have concrete data as to how much each of these shops is making given that the owners are not very forthcoming with the information.

However, it is possible to estimate using average sales and average prices in any given shop. Every shop is going to have a slight variation in their overall margins but there are some success stories such as a shop called Three Birds Nest that supposedly makes over $70,000 in sales in any given month. This is quite impressive.

However, there are a few things that you should consider before delving into this particular business. First and foremost, is that it will not be an instant success.

The business will take some time to grow and you will probably need to work on it for quite some time, which is true for almost every business but this is just so that you can manage your expectations. Therefore, if you are looking for a quick fix then this is probably not your cup of tea for the moment.

Secondly, as much as your business is online the product is still a physical item that you built so you might need to factor in something like storage costs. Being a craftsman you are probably aware that handmade crafts are very demanding in terms of care.

Thirdly, you might also want to consider packaging and shipping as these are necessary items of the trade and will cost you a pretty penny not to mention time.

In the beginning, most start-ups have claimed that this particular item is a serious bottleneck for their business and it takes some time to sort it out. You need to properly plan for this to avoid diminished growth.

Also, there is a need to factor in factory overheads. If you enjoy the process of making things then this should not bother you all too much.

However, if you only have a liking for handmade things (simply seeing them, buying them, and selling them) then spending hours slaving over an item shall not be all that appealing to you.

But that is not to say that you cannot delve into the crafts market without knowing anything and not make money; it is possible to make a killing.

It is important to note that there is a significant difference between making many cool items and selling them to happy customers for some little pocket money and making a full-time business that ships hundreds probably thousands of handmade items every single month.

Craigslist

You have probably or purchased a few items off craigslist. If you have been wondering how you can make money off this platform then you are in the right place.

Craigslist is a rather popular option when it comes to buying and selling items online. However, there are more popular options such as eBay and Amazon.

The only difference with Craigslist is that the platforms charge you nothing. While eBay would increase its fees that tend to eat into your profits, Craigslist will not charge you a dime.

It is also a very convenient platform to use as it allows you to search for the items that you need by city. After you find your item you can contact the owner via email or call to view the item.

In the UK, there is a similar site called Gum Tree which sales of physical items can be made in the same manner.

Know about the product you want to buy

This is often a rule of thumb when it comes to purchasing anything online; before hitting the buy button then you must do your due diligence in terms of research.

Craigslist is not an exception. Always research on the prices and the quality and also the customer feedback. This sounds obvious but it is often the key component of any successful Craigslist deal.

Craigslist can be defined as a very inefficient market. A number of the people on this platform tend to be oblivious of the fair market value of items of the stuff they sell.

Some would overprice a used item by $200. Some will pay the full price of a new item for a used item.

Negotiate Ruthlessly

Success stories on Craigslist attest that there is no fixed price on this platform. Therefore, for you to have any success here then you need to have excellent negotiating skills.

One should not be afraid of rejection because the other party will not accept the offer. The beauty is that other sellers in the same market are willing to sell the same product.

However, having cash ready to buy is a significant advantage because ultimately cash is irresistible. Also, learn to be patient because the right deal is never easy to come by.

Okay so now that is all about Craigslist. So how do you make money once you purchase the items? Well, there are several options.

Restore and Sell

Here, you would look for items that are old and probably need some little work. It is often the case that damaged stuff or old and dirty stuff will be discounted and these are the items that you should be focusing on. Make use of your skills and fix them up a little bit so that they look new and sell them for a higher price.

Flipping

This is where you buy items that are in great working condition, then you turn them around and sell them for a higher cost.

This is a fairly easy task and can be done by almost anybody. However, it would be advisable to stick to the item that you are good at. For instance, if you are good at flipping cars then, by all means, stick to that.

Amazon Mechanical Turk

If you are interested in making money online then this platform by Amazon is probably what you need to be looking at right now.

Amazon Mechanical Turk is a reputable site that will earn you legit cash provided that you follow the guidelines.

If you have ever come across the term crowdsourcing, and if you have not, then Amazon Mechanical Turk is the best place to get a taste of it.

This program works something like Elance where you need to input your skills and information. From there you can go ahead to scavenge for menial tasks that would encompass sifting out inappropriate web content to doing fundamental data entry work to even transcribing audio recordings.

Like any other job the same rules apply here; the more time you spend doing it the better your skills become and the more your quality improves.

Ultimately this will increase the overall chance that you have of making money. It is worth noting that the payouts from this platform are often very small and the payment is often in Amazon credits.

Nevertheless, Mturk is an excellent place where you stand to make good or decent money as you sit on the couch. There are several advantages to this site as well.

To begin with, setting up an account with Amazon Mechanical Turk is very easy; it is just a matter of finding the site and signing up.

There is a 48 hours window where your details will need to be verified but shortly after that, you will start making your money.

Secondly, you can work from anywhere. Provided that you have a computer with access to a good internet connection then there is no reason why you cannot make money on Amazon Mechanical Turk.

This platform also has very amazing flexibility in the sense that it does not stress you to maintain a specific level of earning so that your account may be kept open. Additionally, you can open and close an account as you see fit.

LinkedIn

LinkedIn can be described as a social media platform for professionals. Most often than not it does not offer a direct way of making money but it is an awesome platform that connects you to your current or your potential peers.

Nevertheless, there are some ways that one can use to generate some revenue stream using LinkedIn,

Developing the Mailing list

One of the possible ways that you can make money is by growing your mailing list. There is plenty of potential for income in the mailing list regardless of whether you are selling your products or simply marketing some affiliate products.

There are several ways in which you can grow your mailing list.

First, you can create a LinkedIn group with a topic that is relatively interesting and relevant at the same time.

Then you can mail the members of the group using a specific template upon joining. This can be done periodically; maybe once in a week.

These can promote webinars, free content giveaways, and such items. However, this is often very challenging as some people are reluctant to give consent for you to add them to your mailing list.

Selling Information Products

If you are in the business of marketing your informational products then LinkedIn is the place to be.

You can funnel your sales by getting people from your page on your business page. This is how to go about it.

First, create a piece of content that is free. This would include free training videos, reports, white papers or even e-books.

This is a very easy way to lure potential customers into your page. After this, you can share a link of your business page to your LinkedIn professionals.

Then you invite the people to a webinar; these should promise valuable education at no cost to them (regardless of whether they will incline that a sales pitch would be coming their way in the end. Ultimately this is an excellent method of using your LinkedIn connections.

iTunes

If you are a musician, artist, writer, pundit, or have the skills to produce any type of audio podcast, text, or video that is worth consuming, then you can make some money on iTunes.

In selling any of your products here, you can go shoulder to shoulder with some of the largest marketing clouts in the business. It is possible to make a very decent living in the iTunes store.

First off iTunes can be described as an affiliate method of promoting your business in which you as the affiliate get rewarded for every subscriber, visitor, customer, or a sale that is provided using your efforts.

How you make money off this site is that it requires you to provide an affiliate link on your site or website that directs to the iTunes Store. Every time that an individual clicks on this link and purchases something from the iTunes Music Store you get your revenue in the form of a commission.

The amount of money that you get paid for is dependent on the overall number of people that will eventually see your links followed by whether they purchase anything following their viewing of your link.

So generally you stand to be paid 5 cents for a $0.99 tract that is purchased. However, the truth of the matter is that as an affiliate you do not get paid a cent if your traffic does not lead to a purchase.

 

Blogging

Blogging is arguably one of the most popular trends nowadays. There is a blog about anything and everything. More importantly, it is very possible to earn a decent living off blogging.

Several success stories claim that for them blogging started as just a hobby which then grew into a part-time gig and at some point, it grew into a full-time job and eventually became a job that is capable of employing other people. This can as well be your success story.

One of the things that you need to know before diving into blogging is that there is no precise way of blogging.

A blog can be about anything provided you have an interest in it and more importantly, it generates enough traffic.

There may be several people that would claim that there is a specific formula for success in blogging. However, the actual truth is that every blog is unique and has their own unique success story.

Therefore you need to forge your path in as far as blogging is concerned. However, to make money off blogging you have to monetize your blog in one way or another.

The traffic that you generate should not be in vain, it should count towards something monetary. Here is where partnerships with Google come in handy.

You could as well opt to be blogging specifically for a given client on a particular product and the client pays you. Ultimately, there has to be a monetary aim to the blog for it to be profitable to you.

Monetizing can be done in the form of, paid ads, Google Ads, Amazon ads which we have discussed in detail. Most Bloggers these days have their products about blogging or the service they provide.

If Blogging interests you check out the passiveincomejet.com for a thorough program on how to get started.

Wikipedia

Another really good and little known way of making money off the internet is through Wikipedia. Several people claim that it is a very easy method of making money and all you have to do is to edit pages.

Do not listen to these people because they have never tried editing Wikipedia. It is an absolute nightmare. The beauty is that it is a nightmare for the companies that are on Wikipedia as well.

Wikipedia is an excellent, expedient, and a very accessible source of information for the world; there is so much at stake for companies, people that are cataloged on the site, and products.

This means that there are a number of these individuals that are more than willing to fork out monies to editors to help them in the process of editing.

In essence, Wikipedia editors are supposed to be dispassionate in their writing because they are not affiliated in any way to what they are writing.

Ergo, paid writing would disrupt this whole process and that is why Wikipedia is a free site. However, paid writing and editing have been happening for a very long time now. It has been estimated that clients pay up to $1000 to edit or write a Wikipedia article.

Final words

There are so many different ways in which you can make money online. A good majority of these incomes are easy to achieve and often (and good for those with a little budget) they do not require much investment except for time and dedication.

If you are looking for some easy online incomes then you can apply some of the tips provided in this post.

Good luck with your future internet endeavors?

Best Books for Online Businesses

Most people who start an online business fail, there are many reasons for this but the main one is the mindset, in order to succeed in an online business you need to think in a certain way, that is one today I am going to recommend you to read some books that will help you to change the way you think, here are the best books for online businesses.

The 4-hour workweek by Tim Ferris

The 4-hour workweek – Popular business author Tim Ferris outlines the steps to working 4 hours a week using outsourcing and automation tools. The book also discusses the psychology of work and timeless marketing principals.
four hour work week

The Barefoot Executive by Carrie Wilkerson

The Barefoot Executive: The Ultimate Guide for Being Your Own Boss and Achieving Financial Freedom – This book by Carrie Wilkerson is all about how to get the life that you want in the shortest possible time frame. Consists of a series of actionable and practical steps to take.

Best Books for Online Businesses

The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business by Josh Kaufman

The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business – This masterpiece by Josh Kaufman has a huge appeal to many, as people are starting to question the idea of paying the cost and spending the time acquiring an MBA. it packs a lot of useful information into one book.
Best Books for Online Businesses

The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses – This book is orientated towards those looking to create and structure a startup for maximum success. The principals also apply to solopreneurs and freelancers.

Best Books for Online Businesses

Outliers by  Malcolm Gladwell

Outliers: The Story of Success – This book by Malcolm Gladwell is widely popular and its influence extends well beyond the sphere of online business.

Best Books for Online Businesses

That is it, those are the best books for online businesses, how many of them you already read?  let me know in the comment section below.

How To Achieve Success Online

How To Achieve Success Online

I’m not trying to sell you anything here. This is just the cold hard facts that you need to be aware of when it comes to building an online business.

There are so many people out there that want to be successful online and, though they try, they never actually achieve success.

The main reason for this is that they don’t take the time to really build their business. If you have the mindset that you’ll be financially free in just a few short months, you’ve set yourself up for failure!

So many people come online thinking they can start a business and be making thousands of dollars in a few days, weeks, or months.

When this doesn’t happen they jump to another business, with the same mindset, and a few months later jump to another and so on. This becomes a vicious cycle and they never achieve success. Don’t be this person!

There are several people that are successful and you can be one of them! You see, the reality is, it’s going to take you years to achieve success.

Don’t believe me? Find someone that is successful and ask them. If they’re honest, they’ll tell you it has taken them years to get there.

The real secret to online success isn’t a formula or program or traffic source or pretty much anything else people tell you.

The real secret is to find a business model and stick with it. I’m talking about a real, time-tested business model. Not one of those “here today, gone tomorrow” opportunities.

Find a business that has been around for many years and will still be around many years from now. Work on it. Advertise it in every way possible.

Understand that you’ll have really good days and you’ll have really bad days, but whatever you do, don’t give up.

You’ll probably have more bad days than good days when you first start out, but you can do this! Is it going to be hard?

Yes, most likely it will be. I’d be lying if I told you it wasn’t, but I assure you that if you stick with it, it’ll be worth it in the end! ”

Patience + Persistence + Focus = SUCCESS

5 Mindset Changes you Must Make in Order to Succeed Online

We always hear that only 5% of the people who try to make a living online actually succeed. Have you ever wondered why that is? It’s because of the person’s mindset.

I am a huge believer that your mindset has a direct impact on your success (or lack of success). Before you guys start Affiliate marketing, I want to make sure you are in the proper mindset.

In this post, I am going to go through 5 mindset changes that you need to make in order to succeed online.

5 Mindset Changes you Must Make in Order to Succeed Online

 

1: Believe You Can Succeed And You Will

Let me ask you something? Do you really believe you will succeed? Really think about that for a second. Do you truly believe you will succeed?

I can guarantee you the top 5% are the ones who believe in themselves, and the other 95% end up giving up because they stopped believing.

For me, this was one of the greatest mindset changes I had to make. I wouldn’t be successful today if I didn’t believe in myself. I would have given up after the first Google algorithm change like many others. But I didn’t give up. Why?

Because I believed in myself. I am not saying that you need to be more like me, I am saying that because I want you guys to see that, you determine your own future.

If you believe in yourself and take action you will be part of the top 5%. If you don’t believe in yourself, that will lead to a lack of action and there’s a good chance you will give up before you had the chance to succeed.

2: Think Big

I want every single one of you guys to be a big thinker?. I want you to set big goals and not stop until you reach them. Too many people decide to settle for good enough?. I want you guys to go above and beyond good enough. I want each and every one of you to reach for the stars? so to speak.

Thinking big is different for each and everyone, if you’re just starting out thinking big could mean making $100 a day, for intermediate marketers could mean $10000 per month and other could be 100000 per month, just pick a big goal and start acting on it.

3: Change Your Attitude

Okay, so now you know to believe in yourself and to think big. The next step is to change your attitude. I can bet that at some point on your online journey you will hit a block, you will send an email and no one open it, you can spend a day writing a great blog post and no one reads it, you spend $500 on ads and you make zero sales.

Get what bad things happen to all of us, do not allow yourself to get upset over it, do not quit, take it as a lesson, and learn from it.

If you have this attitude for sure you will make to the elite group of 5 % who make most of the money online.

4: Put Your Goals On Paper

Setting goals is one of the most important actions you can take towards making your full-time income online.

I will spare you all the statistics and studies, but it has been proven that those who set goals and WRITE THEM DOWN are much more likely to hit those goals.

So before you move on, I want you to get out a piece of paper and a pen and write down what are your goals, don’t just say I want to make $100 per day but you need to write down how it will make you feel, what you can do about it, you need to attach emotions to it.

When you read your goals out loud every single day, multiple times per day you actually start to believe you can achieve them, and as you already know belief is the key to success.

Alright, now that you got your goals on paper and are going to read them out loud multiple times each day, and now that you truly believe deep down in your heart that you are going to reach those goals, it’s time to move on to the stuff you have all been waiting for. It’s time to start building that list!

If do you want to learn more about goals setting I will recommend reading a book by Brian Tracy, Goals.

Goals!: How to Get Everything You Want — Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible

5 Action Action Action

Those who take action on what they learn will succeed, those who don’t won’t succeed. I just got done talking about how you can’t view your failures as failures. Well, I take that statement back. You can fail if you don’t take action.

You can have all the knowledge in the world but if you don’t apply what you learn, it doesn’t matter how much you know.

Please take action every day. No matter how busy I am I make sure to find at least one hour to work on my internet business every single day. Even if that means I have to wake up an hour early, I make sure to get it done.

The problem is that most people who start online business used to have someone to force them to take action you will need mindset changes in order to overcome that.

That is it, those are the 5 mindset changes you need to make if do you want to succeed in online business, you can change your mindset by reading business books, personal developments books, reading blogs, and watching videos on those topics, don’t use all day you can dedicate 30 to 60 minutes per day to read something that will feed your mind.

Starting a Home Business: Do You Have What it Takes?

There is a growing trend among people tired of the stress and anxieties of the business world: home businesses.

Starting up a home business appears to have many advantages. Being your own boss, setting your own hours, working in your jammies, and the list goes on and on.

But, do you have what it takes to run your own home business? Below are some things to consider before answering that question.

A Business Plan

You have a great idea for a home business. You are certain it will work and provide you a good living once it takes off. However, before you start, you must have a workable business plan.

The first step in starting your business should be writing up a detailed business plan. This is especially important if you are planning to borrow money from a bank, or other lenders to get you started.

Financing

Do you have the cash to start your business? Or, will you be applying for a loan, such as a small business loan, to cover your start-up costs?

Either way, according to your business plan, you must make sure you will have enough funds to cover your business and personal expenses for approximately six months unless you have other income to rely on.

The Office Space

Whether you will have an office at home, a doggy daycare, or a furniture refinishing business, you need to have the appropriate place to do business, and room for your workspace and supplies. If it is an office you need, an extra bedroom will do, along with a desk, office furniture, and a computer.

Depending on the business, there may be other items you will need room for. On the other end of the spectrum, a doggy daycare will require a yard, kennels, supplies, and some type of office space for receiving pets, and doing billing and other tasks. Whatever you need, make sure you have the right set-up, and space available for your needs.

The Attitude

To run a successful home business, you must have the attitude that this is a business, and it is up to you to keep it running.

It is important to have a routine, goals, and a good work ethic in order to be successful. It won’t work well if you use your down-time to watch TV or go out with friends.

Any downtime should be spent thinking of ways to make your business better, and working on new advertising techniques, or your website.

Advertising

Your home business may not get off the ground if you do not have the savvy to advertise well. There are many opportunities for successful advertising.

A few of these include Newspapers (new business section), websites, flyers, business cards, and Facebook. Take advantage of every opportunity to promote your business.

Can You Separate Business From Pleasure?

To be successful, you need to be able to separate your work hours from other activities, such as noisy children, household chores, and TV or Video games.

Set aside work hours, and stick to them. Of course, there will be times you will need to be flexible, but your business will run smoothly if you can spend your work hours concentrating on it, and only it.

As you can see, there are many things to consider before you decide to open a home business. However, with the right plan, a great attitude, a good set-up, and some awesome advertising, you will have a head start toward making your home business success!

How To Find Quality Customers For Your Online Business

I remember when I started promoting affiliate products, I was promoting a very good product but most of the people who bought it using my link barely stayed for longer than a month.

This is the problem I faced as a beginner and you might face it too, the main reason for this is that I was getting quality customers, in order to solve the issue a changed my focus and only I was looking for high-quality customers, and the story changed.

Here are a few quick ways to find quality customers:

1) Post value in groups

I recommend starting with free Facebook traffic, all you need to do is to join Facebook groups and start to post valuable tips and content.

Show some of your results with tips on how to get there. People will naturally begin to DM you and this is a great place to start having conversations.

2) Invite people in your email list to contact you

Do not just send emails to your list, invite them to contact you, and ask you anything. Invite them to reach out to you and ask any questions by just hitting “reply.”

3) Send them a personal email

Got a small list? Make sure your emails aren’t going to spam and personally email every single one of them directly. Yes, every single one.

4) Make a great first impression

Introduce yourself on the Thank-You page after they’ve opted in. you can use a video or audio, just let your prospects hear your voice and see your face, this will increase trust in you, remember people they buy from other people as long as they trust them.

5) Give them a call

Get on the phone with someone who’s having questions. During this time a lot of people are comfortable using Zoom calls.

6) Comment Value

On Instagram Posts, Youtube Videos, Quora Questions, Facebook Groups, Reddit Discussions… People will naturally check out your profile or send you a DM, this is a great way to start conversations.

7) Create a Facebook Group

Create your own Facebook Group and direct your subscribers and DMers there before trying to sell them anything. Get to know them and ask THEM questions about their goals.

That is it, those are the 7 tips that will help you to attract quality customers to your online business. Focus on selling yourself first, as a mentor and guide, and when people buy, you’ll find they are a more dedicated, lifetime member!

The Real Secret To Making Money Online

People always ask me, ‘What is the real secret to making money online?’ For me the answer is very simple, there is no secret, if someone tells you there is a secret, they are trying to sell you something.

For me, there is a recipe for making money online, if you want to call it a secret you a welcome to do so, but for me, there are three important things you must do in order to have any kind of success on your online business. 

The Real Secret To Making Money Online

For me the three ingredients for online success are, 1) Make a decision 2) Pick One 3) Do it for at least 3 months. Let me explain what I mean.

1) Make a decision

This is huge, you need to make a decision that you´re going everything in your power to succeed in this business, you know most people I know they treat their online business as a hobby, they do it when they feel like it, and when they do not see any success they got discouraged and quit.

Imagine if you had a normal job, you show up at your office when you feel like it, you do nothing the whole day and you go home, how long would you last? Not long right?

That is the same with business, the bad news is when you start a new online business there is no boss to force you to do the work, and no one else will do it for you, you will need to do it yourself.

You need to decide today that you will do whatever it takes to succeed, as my favorite motivational speaker Eric Thomas said ‘if you want to succeed as much as you want to breathe, then you will succeed.’ 

2) Pick One

This is the issue that kept me from success for many years, I wanted to do everything in every niche, I had 29 blogs and none of them was making me any money, the truth is that I did not have time or energy to build them properly and I ended messing with all of them. 

In order to succeed in online business, you need to pick one niche, one traffic source, one product (when you’re just starting out), and take advice from just one person.

Here is the deal, after deciding which niche do you want to get involved with, and made a decision on which traffic source you want to use ( free or paid), find someone who knows what there are doing in what do you want to know, if they have a course buy it if you can afford, if not watch their content, follow them find out what they do and learn from them as much as you can.

3) Do it for at least 3 months

Most people who fail in the online business they quit too early before seeing any kind of success, my recommendation is this, try it for at least 3 months before you change anything.

It does not matter if it is a new program, a traffic method, or a niche, you need to do it for at least three months, evaluate the results then make some kind of adjustments.

My reason for this is, three months it is enough time for you to be able to see any kind of results on your effort, if you are writing a blog post every single day for three months you should be getting some traffic, this applies also to Youtube, Social media, etc.

When I say do it for three months and then evaluate, I do not mean do it for one week and wait three months for results, I mean to do it every single day for at least 3 months, if you do not see a positive change on your online business, there is something you’re not doing right, evaluate, change and go again until you succeed.

For for those who are asking for the real secret to making money online, now you have it, just decide you want it, pick one niche and one traffic source and do it every single day for at least 3 months, evaluate, change if it is necessary then go again, if you do this you will be successful.

 

How To Build Your Online Business Using A Blog

Building online is not as easy as most people will make you believe and it is not as difficult and you might think. If you have considered the idea of starting an online business, a blog might be part of your success.

In this post, I am going to share with you how you can build your online business using a blog, as I said it is not difficult but it will need you to be consistent and put in some effort.

How To Build Your Online Business Using A Blog in 8 steps

How To Build Your Online Business Using A Blog in 8 steps

Step 1: Pick a niche

Choosing a profitable niche for your blog is the most important decision you must make at the start of your blogging career.

Before you invest your time, money, and effort driving traffic to your blog or creating content, you need to know if there is a demand for products and information in your niche.

What is a niche?

A niche is a specific market, interest, problem, or goal that people share.

Affiliate marketers make money by promoting products and services to people interested in the niche.

For example, “weight loss” is a huge market with millions of people interested in the topic.

My two steps of finding a profitable niche

  • Find out your topics of interest
  • Find out if people are paying money for information or products on those topics

You can read more about finding a niche here.

https://covertincome.com/how-to-find-a-profitable-affiliate-marketing-niche/

Step 2: Get a Domain name and Hosting

After deciding which niche do you want to write about it is time to get a domain name and a hosting. I know there are a lot of free options out there but if you’re serious about building an online business you need to have a blog with your own domain name and somewhere to host your files and content.

Buy a domain name.

You must have your own domain name if you want to promote affiliate products using a WordPress blog. 

NOTE: You want to pick a title that has some type of related keyword in the title. If possible go for a .com.

Unfortunately, a lot of the best domain names are gone, so you’ll need to be creative. Keep it short and snappy if possible.

You can just use your name like sekihudson.com

You can buy your domain name at Namecheap.

Host Your Blog

If you are new and this is your first blog, I will recommend that you host your blog with Bluehost. This is because there are cheap and they can handle a low traffic site.

Get the Bluehost account here.

But when you start having some traffic to your blog and making some money (for me I will say if you get more than 1000 page views per day) you will need to get a more reliable web hosting, my highest recommendation when it comes to web hosting is WpxHosting.

If you have some extra cash, you can skip Hostgator and start with WpxHosting from day one.

Step 3: Install WordPress

Installing a WordPress blog is very easy, you can just go to your hosting dashboard and find a WordPress icon, click it follow the instructions and in 1 minute you will have WordPress installed in your servers.

But I know this is not easy for everyone so my recommendation to you is to go to fiverr.com and for $5 you can get someone to install and configure your blogger.

 If do you want a really nice design and premium themes there are a lot of guys that can do that for you in fiverr.com for less than $100.

Add WordPress Plug-Ins to Your Blog

WordPress plug-ins enhance the effectiveness of your blog. Some plug-ins help with SEO, others help arrange comments, while others help you track stats with Google Analytics. Even without any plug-ins, WordPress is great, but adding a bunch of these free plug-ins will “soup up” your blog and make it work even better.

You can find the plugins at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/.  Some of the plugins that I use on this blog  are:

Akismet – A comment spam manager that is part of the base WordPress install.  You really need to enable this plugin otherwise you’ll get all types of spam on your blog.

Yoast Seo – This plugin really helps improve your Google ranking.  The higher your rankings, the more traffic you get.  The more traffic you get, the more opportunities to make some money and gain some readers.

WP-Super-Cache – This dramatically decreases the load on the hosting provider’s server so everyone stays happy in case you get a lot of traffic. If you don’t have this and you get a lot of traffic to your blog, your hosting company could shut down your site.

Most Popular Posts – This plug-in allows you to list the most popular posts according to the number of views or comments.

Pretty Links – There is a free version of this plugin, which allows you to mask and shorten affiliate links you might be promoting on your website.

 Google Analytics Dashboard for WP (GADWP)- Displays Google Analytics Reports and Real-Time Statistics in your Dashboard. Automatically inserts the tracking code on every page of your website.

Jetpack by WordPress.com-Bring the power of the WordPress.com cloud to your self-hosted WordPress. Jetpack enables you to connect your blog to a WordPress.com account to use the powerful features normally only available to WordPress.com users.

Smush-Reduce image file sizes, improve performance, and boost your SEO.

Wordfence Security – Anti-virus, Firewall, and Malware Scan

Step 4: Create Basic Pages

After installing WordPress you will need to create basic pages, these pages are about pages where you talk what your blog is about and a little bit about you, you create a disclaimer page, a contact us page, those are the basic pages, but you can add more like affiliate agreement page and copyrights page, by law all blogs must have those pages.

Do not overcomplicate it, you can even use a WordPress plugin to generate them.

Step 5: Post regularly 

You need to create content for your blog and post the content on your blog, I know you might be wondering where can I get content ideas, I am going to share with you right now.

How to get content ideas

Most blogging gurus will recommend you to use an expensive tool to find ideas on what to write to your blog. I know a good keyword tool can help you a lot with finding good keywords ideas. I am going to give you a little know secret on how to get those keywords for free.

Go to keywordshitter.com

How To Build Your Online Business Using A Blog

Type the main topic in your niche, for example, I am building a new blog on weight loss, I will type weight loss and press shit keywords, literally, it will do what its name suggests, it will give you a lot of keywords that people search online that contain your main keyword.

How To Build Your Online Business Using A Blog

 

All you need to do is to download those keywords on your computer and create content using those keywords. Those are a lot of content ideas, if you take one word per day and create content around it, it will take you more than a year, if you take two per day in six months you will finish it, and when you finish you will be generating a lot of traffic to your blog.

Step 6: Use Pinterest to drive more traffic to your blog

This is how you get traffic from pinterest.com

 Create a business profile

This is simple just go to Pinterest and create a business profile if by accident you created a personal profile you can change it to business and follow the instructions.

https://www.pinterest.com/business/create/

pinterest

Verify your blog

In order to get access to Pinterest analytics, you will need to verify that you own a blog,  there is a plugin that can help you to verify your blog on Pinterest, you can use that.

Create 5 to 10 boards and add some pins on them.

You need to create 5 to 10 boards in your Pinterest profile, I will recommend using categories on your blog as board names and in each board add some related pins, you need to do this so that if someone visits your profile can see that it is an active profile and has some content in it.

Find the influencers in your niche and follow their followers

This is the crucial point, you need to find some influencers in your niche, (for me anyone with more than 10k followers is an influencer) and follow their followers.

This is important, if these people are following someone who has content similar to yours there is a good possibility that they will like your content.

20 to 40 percent of these people you follow they will follow you back, I will recommend following at least 100 people per day and if you do this daily in a month you will have more than 500 followers, those are people who have shown interest in content like yours and if you write good content for sure they will visit your blog.

Join group boards

This is when things get serious when you get more than 100 followers you can start asking to join in group boards.

 This is how it works:

There are some large boards on Pinterest that has many contributors and many followers, all you need to do is to ask the moderator for that board to let you in as a contributor, once you’re in you can start posting your content in those board and get an insane amount of free traffic.

How to identify a group board

pinterest

 

The trick I use is to go to the profiles in my niche with a lot of followers and I start to examine their board if you see a board with more than one image on it (like in the red circle in the image above), it is a group board, most of the time if you click to that board you will find instructions on how to joint it, just follow the instructions and they will let you in.

This is how you can drive an insane amount of traffic from Pinterest.

Step 7: Monetize your blog

There are many ways to monetize your blog, I am going to list some of them below.

Google Adsense

Google Adsense is one of the easiest ways to make money online. when you start getting some traffic to your blog, you can go to Google Adsense and apply to their program, they will review your blog and if it meets their standard and you will get a code and paste it on your blog and they will start showing ads to your blog, and when people click to them you will make money.

Affiliate marketing

You can join an affiliate marketing program and they will give you a link to sell a product, you can include that link on your post, or you can write a review for a product and when people buy through your link you will make a commission.

Sell your own product

You can use the blog to sell your own products and services

Sell ad space

You can sell ad space on your blog where people will pay you to place a banner or article on your blog.

Those are some ways to monetize your blog, your imagination is your limit.

Step 8: Build your email list

You need to build your email list if you want long term success with your affiliate marketing career.

In simple words list building is the process of collecting email address from your prospects, you give them something valuable to them, they give you their email address in exchange., then you send them emails with tips and recommendations, and you may include your affiliate links in those if they buy you make money.

To get started you need to create an account with Aweber and then create a form that will integrate with your blog, there is a plugin for that and again if you don’t know how to do this you can get someone to do it for you for just $5 in fiverr.com

To get the sign-up form on your blog, you’ll simply need to get the HTML code for the sign-up box to your blog/website developer and they’ll know what to do next.

Final words

Building an online business using a blog can be challenging. You can not make money immediately, it will take a lot of time and effort and most people quit before making it profitable.

 You can make blogging fun and enjoyable. As long as you have a niche that you love to write about and allows you to scale as high as you can in terms of monetization, you’ll be able to find success.

Just take your time, don’t overthink things, and if things aren’t working don’t be afraid to make some adjustments until something does work. You only fail if you give up on it completely. If building an online business is something that you’re up for, then dig in and take on the challenge.

 

3 Types of People You Need On The Road To Online Success

Starting and owning an online business can be a very lonely thing to do, this is because most of your family and friends will never understand what you do despite your effort to explain to them what you do.

This is why it is vital to form your own group of friends who can help you on the road to online success.

You know they say no man or woman is an island, and you’re not different, you need to have at least three friends or people who can help you on your journey.

3 Types of People You Need On The Road To Online Success

3 Types of People You Need on The Road To Online Success

1) Mentor (someone to look up to)

You need someone who you can exchange places with, I mean someone who has achieved what you wish to achieve, someone who you can look up to and take advice from, someone who has knowledge and expertise to help you to move to the next level.

It is not easy to find a mentor in this online space but few of them can be trusted, most of them will take the money and move to the next target.

Few good mentors, who are willing to teach you and help you to become successful, will need a commitment from your side, yes, you will need to pay for it but if you’re not committed even with your money they won’t help you.

For me, the best way to find someone to mentor you is to first buy the product they have (if you can afford it) if you can not it is not a big deal, you can subscribe to their Youtube channel, email list and join their Facebook group ( most of them they have at least one of these).

Ask them questions, apply what they suggest to you and they will be more than willing to help you out.

2) Student (someone to help and teach)

I have been a student and a teacher all my life. One thing I can tell you is that the best way to learn something is to teach that thing to someone as soon as you learn it.

The good news is that you do not have to be an expert on the subject, all you need to do is to know a little bit more about the subject than the person you are teaching.

If you do not feel comfortable as an expert, you can document the journey of your learning, you learn how to set up a squeeze page, you shoot a video or you write an article explaining the process you’re going through, always there is someone who does not know that and they will be very happy to learn from you. Before you know it you will be considered a teacher and expert.

3) Peer (someone to compete with and grow with)

You learn from one and you teach another one, but you need one more person in your online business journey, you need someone who is at the same level and you.

If you are just starting out, find out someone who is just starting out as well and ask them if they can be your accountability partner.

You need someone who will be accountable to you and you will be accountable to them, someone that you can have a friendly competition with.

Are you a newbie? Do you make $100 per day, do you make cash here and there? there is someone who is on the same journey as you.

Again you can find these people online especially in the Facebook groups, all you need to do is join Facebook groups in your niche and start making friends.

Recently I joined the one funnel away challenge, apart from learning a lot from the teachers and in the challenge itself, I was very lucky to make few friends there, if you have not I will recommend taking the one funnel away challenge, and if you join it through my link I will help you hand by hand to your online journey.

That is it, those are the 3 types of people you need on the road to your online success, again thank you for reading.

 

7 Skills To Make Money Working From Home

The truth is that the world is changing, Robots and artificial intelligence are taking jobs from humans and now with this coronavirus working from home have become the new norm, learning to make money working from home has become more important than ever, in this article I am going to share with you 7 skills that can help you to make money working from home.

1. Content Creation

7 Skills To Make Money Working From Home

Content creation is one of the highest-paid skills when you work from home, think like this, with most people bored from quarantine, they spend their days looking for good content online, instead of becoming one of them, why do you not create content so that other people can consume?

You can create content in different forms, it can be in written words and post it on a blog or Facebook, it can be in a spoken word and pot it as a podcast, it can be in a video and post it on Youtube.

There are many platforms that you can use to share your content, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.

In order to make money from your content, you will have to monetize it, you can do that by using Google Adsense, selling other people’s products and services, selling your own products, giving shoutouts to other brands, etc.

Start creating content today.

2. Coding

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Coding is one of those skills that robots can not replace if you know how to code, especially if you become good at it, you will always make money.

Most of the things you use someone coded them, the website, the social media app, the phone, the computer, even robots themselves are all based on some sort of a code, if there is one skill that you need to master in this digital era is coding.

Even though this skill is more profitable most people do not know how to code, and many companies are looking for people who can code, you can make money working from home by coding as a freelancer, this way you will be able to choose your own customers.

3. Ecommerce 

7 Skills To Make Money Working From Home

With pandemic and everything that is going on, most people are buying more from the internet than ever. If you can learn how to set up a store online and make sales from it, you can make money online.

I know many people who make a living online by just selling physical products and setting up stores on platforms like Shopify.

4. Paid Advertising

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Paid advertising is one of the most lucrative business models online, if you can pay $1 to a company and make it $2 the next day you will be a millionaire. 

Imagine this, people are spending more time online, they are buying more things online if you can get those people to go and check out products and services you’re selling you can make a ton of cash in the process.

There are many platforms to advertise from, Google, Bing, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, etc.

If you are just starting out, I will recommend first to learn how to use Facebook paid advertising to make money from home, this is because almost everyone you know is active on Facebook. You can learn how to advertise on Facebook by clicking here.

 

5. Marketing

7 Skills To Make Money Working From Home

Marketing is the art of convincing people to exchange their cash with your products and services, if you learn this skill, you can make money from home.

There are a lot of types of marketing, email marketing, influencer marketing, content marketing, etc all you need to do is to pick one of those types of marketing and become very good at it.

6. Graphic and Design 

7 Skills To Make Money Working From Home

This is a skill that is in huge demand right now, most people do not know how to create logos, how to create graphics for their content, how to edit video for their video content, if you can learn those skills, you can make a lot of money from home.

You can start by going to sites like fiverr.com and freelancer.com and start offering your services, you can start offering cheap services at first to get your customers and proof of your work and with time you can start charging more.

I know people who charge $300 for editing a 10 minutes video, if you’re good at graphic design and video editing you can make a living working from home.

7. Copywriting

Copywriting is the art of selling by using written words, if you can write words that can sell products and services, people will be willing to pay you a lot of money in order to help them with this.

Some of the good copywriters I know they make between $1000 and $30000 per copy they write, most of sales pages you see online was not written by the product owner, they find a guy or girl who can write a good copy, they pay him/her to write the copy, you can be that girl/guy.

If you’re new at writing copy that sells I will recommend reading two books, the first one is expert secrets by Russel Brunson and the second one is Copywriting secrets by Jim Edwards, these two books are gold, they can transform the way you write copies.

Final words

That is it, those are 7 skills to make money working from home, which one do you have? Or if you do not have anyone of the above, which one would you like to learn? Let me know in the comment section below.

10 Excuses People Use To Cover Up Failure in Online Business

There are statistics out there that 90% of people who start online business fail, actually this failure rate is not just for online business, it is for all kinds of businesses.

There are many reasons for this huge failure rate, some are really good reasons and others are just excuses, in my opinion, most fail in the second category, here are 10 excuses people use to cover up failure in online business. 

10 Excuses People Use To Cover Up Failure in Online Business

 I am living in the wrong country

I know there are some networks that do not allow people from some countries to use their platforms, I am sure if you’re from Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, and many other African or Asian countries you probably won’t be able to sell products in marketplaces like Clickbank.

But guess what, there are some Network or affiliate programs that will take anyone from any country, you got rejected by Clickbank? good, you can try WarriorPlus, Jvzoo, I am sure these two accept anyone from any country.

Also, you can try in house affiliate programs like Aweber, Clickfunnels that accept people from all the countries, so living in a third world country is not a reason you failed online it is an excuse.

By the way, I am Tanzanian.

I have the wrong age

Age is another excuse people use to cover up their failure in online business, some of them claim that they are too young and they are afraid that they will not get accepted, there is another group that thinks that they are too old to start an online business.

Here is the truth, there are very few networks that will actually ask you to verify your age in order to promote their products or join their community. Actually, I have been making money online for a while now and I never get asked to verify my age.

I do not have time

Most people claim that they do not have time to start an online business and they end up doing nothing and eventually fail.

Guess what, we all have 24 hours, the most successful online marketers started their online business with a 9 to 5 job, you can dedicate just 2 hours per day in your business and you will succeed.

If you can not get two hours per day cut TV, wake up one hour earlier or go to bed one hour late, do whatever you can do to get at least two hours per day, if you can get 4 that is fantastic.

I do not have a computer

This is one of the excuses that people use to cover up their failure in online business. I used to get this a lot from my friends from third world countries, but a few days ago I got it from a lady who lives in the United States of America. I was like serious!!.

I know in some countries it is very difficult to get a computer but seriously though if you can read this or watch a youtube video means you are one of those fortunate enough and you can afford it.

I can hear you saying that you’re reading this on the phone if you can afford a smartphone you can afford a used computer.

You do not want to buy a computer and you just want to make money using your phone, actually, you can do that, it is just uncomfortable in my opinion.

I do not have technical skills

I hear this a lot too, guess what, no one was born with technical skills, we had to learn them as we go, there are some things I still do not know how to do, guess what? It did not stop me and it should not stop you either.

The secret is to learn and implement at the same time, you do not know how to set up a blog, google it, someone has a tutorial, learn and implement it, that is the secret.

I do not have marketing experience

This is the same excuse in the model of I do not have technical skills, now one was born with those skills, learn and implement them.

You can watch videos on marketing or you can read books written by experts in marketing like Dotcomsecrets or ExpertsSecrets, read, and implement the concepts, that is how we learn.

I have no money

This is the big one, I know the money problem, there are a lot of ways you can make money online without investment, yes in long run you will need to invest in your education and tools but when you are just starting out you can start with zero upfront investment in terms of money, what you lack is the willingness to invest time and resourcefulness.

I do not speak English

I do not speak English, my English is not good enough. I know and I understand, but you can learn English, I know a lot of people whose English is not their first or second language and they make a lot of money online.

As you can tell by reading this post, English is not my first language, actually, it is my fourth and here I am writing a blog in English, yes sometimes people will make jokes at your accent or your writing but who cares? If your offer is good enough, people will still buy from you.

It is a scam

There is another group of individuals who tried making money online for like two seconds and they did not make any money and quit, now they just call everything related to online business a scam. 

To be honest there is no way to convince these people to change their minds.

I have a secure job

I get this a lot from my friends, few of them tried making money online it took longer than they expected, they decided to get a job ( which is fine ) and then decided to stop online business altogether, their reasoning is that now they have secure jobs.

Guess what, the crisis came, the company started losing money, suddenly one of my friends lost his so-called secure job and now he is starting over.

There is no such thing as a secure job anymore. You should always have a side income in case things go wrong as it happened to my friend.

Final words

That is it, those are 10 excuses that people use to cover up their failure in online business, which one did you hear before? Let me know in the comment section below.