7th Year Anniversary Giveaway Special – Day #2

In continuation of our 7th Year Special Giveaway Package, I’ve put together invaluable resource for you today.

If you’ve been a long time reader of this blog you’ll understand that I’ve always shared my concern about the failure rate of online businesses, especially blogs.

It really beats my imagination that despite the many tools and information out there, only a small percentage of those who the dream of building an online business go beyond the starting stages. Over these years I’ve spent valuable hours researching this topic and in my research I’ve uncovered the top reasons Why Some People Fail At Internet Marketing.

As a way of helping you avoid being one of the failure stats, I’ve packaged this information in today’s gift. I’ve also shared some insightful ideas and suggestions on how you can leverage this knowledge.

Whether you’re just getting started out or you’re already making some money online, this special report will help move you to the next level.

Enjoy and profit!

“Why Some People Fail At Internet Marketing”

Why Some People Fail At Internet Marketing

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10 Lucrative Online Home Based Business Ideas You Can Start Today

Indeed, the global economic outlook has proven in the recent past to be more stable than a few years ago however, the financial pressure is not yet over. But beyond that, many of us have learned during these times that you cannot just leave your destiny in the hands of anyone else – whether it’s the government or some employer! Your life is more important than that. YOU just have to take responsibility for your life or you’ll be the one to regret.

Here, at the Web Income Journal, we’ve been “preaching this gospel” for year now. We’ve advocated that even if you have a full time job nothing stops you from starting a side business online. To help in this regard, we have devoted ourselves to sharing tips, strategies and resources to help you make it happen. Knowing there are a thousand and one business ideas out there that you can choose from and that this could be intimidating because of the share volume of information, we’ve tried to make the Web Income Journal blog your “go-to” resource when the need arises.

It’s with this mind therefore that I recently undertook a research aimed at compiling a list of lucrative home based online business ideas that anyone, no matter the experience, can start and profit from starting today. Knowing that the market is saturated with all kinds of make money online scams, I took some extra care in choosing the business ideas to be included in this list.

Frankly, I must say I’m truly amazed with what is out there for us to pick from. In this post I want to share with just 10 of these lucrative online home based business ideas. So, if you are right now scouting online looking for possible business ideas to work on, I ask that you go through these ones and see how you can build an online business from them.

Alright back to our lucrative online business ideas. Here our handpicked online business ideas for you to choose from today:

1.    Editing And Proofreading Jobs

Start a Editing and Proofreading Jobs

I’m sure you must have noticed the silent revolution that has been on for some time now. It has become one of the most talked about topic on most sites these days.

Want to know what that revolution is?

Ok, it’s the gradual shift from the traditional internet marketing hard sell to inbound marketing tactics using quality and informative content. This revolution has practically turned marketers into publishers with the option of producing volumes of marketing content every day.

With so much to do, most of these marketers and businesses now resort to external sources to edit and proofread articles or reports before they’re ready to be published online.

Now, if you are a native speaker of whatever language a client needs a document or article proofread, or if you have good command over that language, then you can pick up editing and proofreading jobs. I can assure you that this is really a lucrative business idea for the now. Simply do Google search for the term, “Editing and Proofreading Jobs” and see you what the search engine will return!

2.    Email and Phone Handling

Email and phone handling services business

Now, this business idea had been there for some time but, like #1 above, the global meltdown has also fueled it. With many businesses trying to cut cost many have resorted to looking for different ways to outsource their business operations. And this is where email and phone handling businesses come in.

Email and phone handling is similar to a virtual assistant position; only thing is that it doesn’t require making appointments or needing any extensive skills.

To do email and phone handling, you would mostly do things such as cold calling, answering queries over phone and handling emails.   Business owners generally tend to hire support staff to handle these tasks, as they’re often too busy to do them themselves.  With email and phone handling services you could easily add some extra income to your regular income.

3.    Software Load Testing

Software Load Testing Business Ideas

Over the years the internet has continued to experience more and more smart tools that help with business and other online operations. Most software companies, when they are almost finished with the development of a piece of software, will hire people to test it out for them in order to find bugs and see how effective the software is.  The purpose is to ensure the product meet the market requirements. So with the information gathered from the testers the product is improved before releasing it to the mass markets.

The good news is that with so many software developers out there looking for people to test their products, this has become a lucrative business idea for many.

To become a ‘Software Load Tester’ you can check out companies which offer exclusive testing services like http://www.acutest.co.uk for possible ideas. Besides, a simple search on Google for “Load Testing jobs” will also give you some possible ideas and tips on how to run with this business idea.

4.    Game Tester

Become a Game Tester

This is similar to software testing above. With this, you would play and test out games in order to identify possible defects.  As a game tester you are expected to play the game step by step and be careful to note even the smallest of errors, if any, and provide a detailed report to the company.

In order to become a Game Tester, it’s ideal for you to be a hard core gamer. You should also know how to play the games effectively so you can identify the bugs in the software. So if you are one who loves playing games online and you are interested in making some money from your passion then becoming a game tester is a good idea.

5.    Write Software For Resale, With Rights

Resale rights business idea

Do you have knowledge of programming? Then you are in big business!

Frankly, if you are very good at programming, this is a great way to earn extra cash on the internet.  With so many websites trying to achieve different things with much ease and in less time, if you can create a program that is able to meet these different needs, you can sell it for a good amount of money.

Besides, you could also offer resale rights to the program, giving other people the opportunity to sell it and collect the commissions. This will give you the opportunity to charge a premium price for the program especially if you’re not a fabulous marketer but still want to earn a lot of money from your work.

Now, I understand that this business idea is not for everyone however, the truth is there is enough information online that can be of help if you want to take this up. Check out this site for a high-power resale rights business you can get started today:

http://www.webincomejournal.com/resale-rights

6.    Design Or Build Websites For People

What Makes a Website User Friendly?

If you are good at HTML, graphics and Photoshop, then web designing might be a great option for you to consider.   In order to create websites, you just need some creativity and know how in using the tools.  You can create impressive websites using templates alone, and people will gladly pay so that they don’t need to take the time to figure out how to learn the programs.

Besides, if you are very good with setting up WordPress blogs you can also use the WordPress blogging platform to build impressive websites for companies and they will love it. One good thing about websites built with the wordpress blogging platform is the ability to include a blog in the setup. This is a great way of making the website more lovable to the search engines. Besides, it gives the business person the ability to easily update the site without looking to any external hands.

7.    Create An Automation Software And Charge For The Service

Create An Automation Software And Charge For The Service

With so much to do online these days and with lesser time available to do all of these, many people are becoming more interested in automation services or software where a task can be done for them without having to do as much manual work themselves. A lot of these pieces of software abound in the market right like: automated software for article rewriting, automated software for checking spelling/grammatical errors in the articles, automated software for article spinning, automated software for PDF to word conversion, and so forth.

Despite the fact that there is so much pieces of automated software out there already, there is still room for more. If you can identify the need and create the software, you can make a whole lot of money.

One good way you can find out if there is a need for software out there is to simply browse through the administration jobs in freelancing sites. For example, you might see a specific job where someone is asking to extract a set of data from a particular site and populate it in excel. If the demand for a specific service is high, you can create a software to do the job and mass-market it.

Besides, you can also create something for one specific buyer and charge them for it or simply take up the advertised jobs and charge the market rate as if it were manual work, but use your software to speed up the production! 🙂

8.    Provide Uptime Monitoring Services

Provide Uptime Monitoring Services

Recently, I’ve been very concerned about my websites. I have a number of them in different niches and I wanted to know whenever any of them is down and why. To effectively do this, I had to engage a website monitoring service.

I know I’m not alone in this. Webmasters generally want to make sure that their websites are working as frequently as possible. If any site goes down for any reason, they want to know how long it was down and why. This is crucial for webmasters because most of the time, that site is their source of income.

I can categorically say that this is a lucrative business idea if you know how to go about it. Besides, you can even use free uptime monitoring software. All you need do is setup your business page and advertise your services. Once you have the job, take the website’s details and input them into the software, download the reports, and provide them to your client. You will be surprised that even though some webmasters know about this software, they’d still rather hire someone to do it for them rather than do it themselves.

9.    Shoot And Sell Videos Online

Shoot And Sell Videos Online

Creating videos these days is no more a thing reserved for the professionals. Video sites like Youtube and the rest has made video production for online viewing a thing of fun.

But do you know you can actually produce videos and see them online?

Yes, if you can shoot an interesting video that people are ready to watch, you can also sell it online and make some money.   Your video can be anything from an interesting event, video tutorial, demo video, etc. All you would need is a good video recorder. Even a good camera with quality lenses as well as a microphone, recording and mixing equipment, etc can do the trick.

10.    Offer Video Montage Services

Offer Video Montage Services

Another way to make money with video productions is through helping people create memories with their pictures.  What you will need here is to take some pictures that a customer provides, put them together in a nice slide show with background music, and then burn it to DVD.

You simply need some innovation and creativity to succeed greatly in this business. Give people what they want and they will pay you handsomely for it. Remember that people are paying for these video montages because it is a unique way to present lifetime memories for people.  So, use your imagination and give something they will fall in love with.

Conclusion

There are numerous lucrative business ideas for making money online out there right now. You only need to choose the one that you are best suited for. Think of your passion, talents and skills. Once you can match your business idea with your passion, skill and talents you will be on your way to building a business that will beat your imagination.

Your Turn: Do you have any other business idea that should be included in this list? Are you in any way using any of these ideas right now?

Share your thought with us in your comments below.

Need an Income Boost? Here’s How to Do It

Would you be interested in raising your income? Have you recently thought about how you can easily boost your income to meet up with some immediate financial needs?

There’s no doubt that from time to time situations arise that warrants us going something like: how I wish I had some more extra funds!

This was the situation with a friend a few weeks back. He was in a desperate need and because what he had with him could not solve the situation, he reached out to me. Unfortunately, I too didn’t have to help him because of a project I recently started of which he is aware. In frustration he blurted out, only if I could just have some way of boosting my income right now!

That got me thinking of how I could help him out in that aspect – that is, find some ways to help him boost his income. Though I’ve written a post a few days ago on making some extra income online, I wanted something that really did not demand so much. And so, after some much thought and looking around, not to overwhelm him with too many choices, I picked the following 4 simple ways and shared them with him.

Now, I know there aren’t many of us that would turn down a boost in income, especially if they’re in a desperate need like my friend was. I have decided therefore to put the simple ways I shared with my in a post knowing that it might just help someone else is looking for ways of making some extra money.

So, whether you want to pay off debt, or you have a one-off expense you can’t really afford right now or perhaps you’ve just realized that you can’t survive properly on what you’re making, you should be happy to know that there are simple ways of boosting your income.

Here are the ideas I shared with me friend.

How to Boost Your Income without Any Much Stress

1. Go Freelance

Being a freelancer isn’t always a secure job, but it can be a fantastic second job to boost your income. If you have a particular skill set, you may find that many employers are willing to work with you on a part-time basis so you could work during the nights and evenings. Freelance jobs include anything from writing to data entry and graphic design to photography. It’s an ideal way of pursuing a passion and making some money out of it while you’re at it. There are also plenty of call centers looking for native English speakers to work night and weekend shifts from their own homes.

boost your income with freelancing jobs

2. Get Qualified

You may want to boost your income without having to work two jobs. To do that, you may need a change of career to secure yourself better financial prospects for the future. Many people give up at the first thought of this because studying and working at the same time can be very difficult. However, if you opt to study online, you can choose from thousands of different courses and study in your time. As long as you get your assignments in by the deadlines, it doesn’t matter when you do the work. For example, doing an online marketing MBA could mean that your employer hires you as an addition to the marketing team.

boost your income by getting more qualifications

3. Start Your Own Business

Got a great business idea? What’s stopping you? Lots of small businesses start off from home, in the owner’s spare time. Starting a business can be an ideal way of boosting your income, doing something you’re passionate about and setting up a future for yourself. It’s safe because you can stay employed as you build the business up and only exit employment when the business is making enough money for you to take home a decent wage. Take a look at some tips on how to market a new business through social media.

boost your income with a business

4. A Second Job

If you only need a boost in your income for a short period of time, you could consider getting a temporary second job. There are always companies looking for delivery drivers during the evenings, like local take-aways. You could also consider weekend work, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be something mundane. There are lots of exciting weekend jobs, like working in Santa’s Grotto during Christmas or being a team leader for children’s outdoor activities during the Summer. Think outside the box and you may just find something you love doing.

Get a second job to boost your income

Conclusion

While there may be many others ways you can use to boost your income starting today, any one working with these tips can turn around their income situations right away.

Do you have some really simple ways you want to suggest for those who want to boost their income? Share with us in the comments below.

 

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Simple But Lucrative Ways of Making An Extra Income Online

That the internet has become a part and parcel of our everyday life is an understatement.  Not only has it opened up new and more effective ways of communication and doing business, it has also opened up many ways of earning a handsome income working from the comfort of your home and at your convenience!

Today, there are various ways you can make some extra money online. This could be full-time or part-time. Some of these ways include writing articles, doing online market research or surveys and also offering technology services.

Technology services you could offer online include, but not limited to, coding work, software development or jotting script and programming. Making good money from technical projects that suit your skills and expertise can be easy and interesting.

In this article I want to show you some ways you can make money online offering technological services.

Make money online as a freelancer1. Projects Involving Software Development, Programming And Testing:

As the name indicates you can offer services that involve software development or programming. You can also use your database administration skills, or software testing skills to make money online.

There are a number of websites that allows freelance developers or testers to work on different projects.  Other sites will allow you to bid for such projects and work on them if the employer awards you the project.

How To: Register and create a profile for yourself in sites that act as a platform for employers and freelancers to interact. Build your profile with care, adding details of your education, projects and strengths. Also add some sample or links of works to highlight or showcase your talent. Bid on projects that match your core strength and bid reasonably. Read the project description carefully before bidding.

2. Projects Involving Animation, Graphics, Web Design:

Not only programmers or software developers have the opportunity to make money online.  Good web designers, animators and graphic designers can also earn handsomely with their skills and expertise.

Many employers look for freelance developers for websites and other graphic designs. This may involve photo restoration, creating effective website banners, short animation films or videos, etc. Others may include redesigning websites, logos and a host of other creative works that involve graphic designing skills and creativity.

How To: Register and build a profile in freelancing websites like Elance.com, freelancer.com, guru.com. Add a portfolio of work samples. Make sure that your portfolio works have watermark placed strategically on them. If possible build your own website and add that link also. Add some website or sources where your work is on display. Do not deliver any work without a milestone payment. Verify employer credentials thoroughly before starting a project.

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3. Security Consultant:

Another technology service that has a huge prospect of making money online is security consultation. Having a good and in-depth knowledge of website, internet and software security issues is one of the pre-requisite for this service.

The basic job involves consulting companies or websites about the security flaws and loopholes in their websites or products. This involves a thorough understanding of the security systems, and the world can be your workplace.

How To: Register and build an impressive profile and portfolio in the freelancing websites. Make sure that you mention your credentials and qualification in detail. Add certifications and recommendations if any. Bid for works/ work that suits and matches your strength, read the project details carefully before bidding.

4. Projects Involving Technical Support:

Make money online offering technology servicesCountless companies and individual entrepreneurs look for freelancers for technical support for their companies or projects. They may involve voice or non-voice support for their company or products. Looking for the ones that match your skills and expertise is the key.

5. Other Kind Of Projects:

There are a lot of other kinds of projects available to make money online offering technology services that might not involve deep knowledge of technology. Some of these include:

  • Medical Transcription: This involves writing down a doctor’s conversation or speech as a medical document. Expertise in English and some know-how about medicine or medical transcription is needed.
  • Online Teaching: Many online sites out there will pay you for a job as an online coach. The subjects may vary as per your expertise, and you may be needed to coach students from different parts of the world. You can do this on a freelance basis also.
  • Article Writing: This may vary from writing articles related to traveling, product description, dissertation papers and every kind of writing you can imagine. You need to understand your forte and proceed.

Some other jobs online that involves good money are offering virtual assistant services, translation services, data entry work, web scraping and even voice-over and speaking services.

Bookkeeping Services

How to Summary:

The very first step for making money online offering technology services is to register in sites that offer a platform for employers and freelancers to interact. There are many sites like this, but be careful as some of them are also scammers. Join the trusted site. Join as a basic member and then you can upgrade to premium ones when you have started earning good.

Build an impressive profile, with pictures, qualification, projects done already, and add some samples also. It is always good to build a profile which highlights your strength and core expertise. Know your strengths and expertise and only bid for those kinds of projects and works. Good feedback from employers will always improve your chances of getting more projects and better paid ones.

Another thing that you must keep in mind is the fact that many of these sites are full of scammers.  So, read the job description and the employers profile before selecting to work. Check if the employer has verified his payment mode or not. Another thing is that read the terms and conditions properly. Insist on a milestone payment before starting to work. That will give you a confidence about the payment.

Finally:

Though being competent in your skills is one of the most important aspects of being successful online, another thing you need to keep in mind is, be punctual and keep the employer informed about the progress of the job. Always try to finish the work by the deadline.

I do hope this information will help you in your quest to make some serious money online offering technology services.

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Understanding CryptoCurrency: FREE 12 Part Bitcoin Video Tutorial

CryptoCurrency is a revolution that’s taking over the world right now. Unfortunately, a lot of persons are still in the dark about how this incredibly trans-formative income generator works.

In this 12-part video tutorial you will learn all you need to know about cryptocurrencies with specific reference to bitcoin.

UPDATE: Free Video Shows You How to Make 5-50X ROI in the Untapped Crypto Market With the World’s 1st FULLY AUTOMATED CryptoCurrency Software.

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Alright, enjoy the training.

1. What is Bitcoin and CryptoCurrencies?

 

2. How Does Bitcoin Work?

 

3. The History of Bitcoin

 

4. Ways to Catch in On Bitcoin and Other CryptoCurrencies

 

5. Your First Bitcoin Wallet

 

 

6. Simple Steps to Mining

 

7. Mining Digital Currencies – Part 1

 

8. Mining Digital Currencies – Part 2

 

 

 

9. Trading In Bitcoins or Other Digital Currencies

 

10. Accepting Bitcoins

 

11. Getting FREE Bitcoins

 

12. Fast Start Game Plan

 

Conclusion

Take your knowledge to the next level. Check out this Free Video to discover how to make 5-50X ROI with the World’s 1st FULLY AUTOMATED CryptoCurrency Software.

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Why 80% Of Bloggers Fail and How to Avoid Being One!

In its State of the Blogosphere 2010 report, Technorati.com (now a part of Synacor) revealed that:

  1. techniratiThat more than 8million blogs were online
  2. A new is created every 7.4 second
  3. Twelve thousand new blogs are created every day
  4. 2,750,000 new blog posts are made every day
  5. 10,800 updates are made every hour!

Indeed this are startling figures. But that was 2010. Today, the figure of blog posts made every day is above 3million! (Source).

Now, in 2010 the blogosphere was actually undergoing some form of evolution. In its state of the blogosphre, Technorati put it this way:

The 2010 edition of State of the Blogosphere finds blogs in transition—no longer an upstart community, now with influence on mainstream narratives firmly entrenched, with bloggers still searching for the next steps forward. Bloggers’ use of and engagement with various social media tools is expanding, and the lines between blogs, micro-blogs, and social networks are disappearing…

…These changes are occurring in the context of great optimism about the medium: over half of respondents plan on blogging more frequently in the future, and 43% plan on expanding the topics that they blog about. Bloggers who get revenue from blogging are generally blogging more this year than they were last year.

Indeed today bloggers who get revenue from blogging has increased greatly as many basically run their blogs as a !

Unfortunately, from recent statistics it does appear that more than 80% of those who set out to use the medium of blogging to achieve that entrepreneurial dreams, end up falling flat on their faces – failures!

Over the years this has been a pain in my heart as I observe many well-meaning, and hard-working bloggers start off with great enthusiasm but after years of struggling to make ends meet, throw in the trowel.

In my own way I’ve tried offering some help as can be seen this spirit in posts like:

Lessons from the London 2012 Olympics games

Timeless wisdom to increase your earnings

Reminiscences of a trade unionist turned entrepreneur

You may also want to read:

Are You a Blogger or An Entrepreneur Who Blogs?

Hey Blogger, Please Quit!

All of these posts were written with the mind of helping you succeed with your online business.

In this article I want to touch on what I consider as the fundamental reason why many bloggers are finding it difficult to achieve their dreams online. Frankly, this post is an updated version of an article I wrote back in 2005. Then it was supposed to serve as a personal note to help me ‘de-glaze’ my eyes and ‘un-dump’ some wrong beliefs and perceptions which would have been a problem to me when I was just starting out on my online business journey. To show how this post has impacted me, I later updated it some time in 2012!

Now in 2016 having considered the state of the blogosphere for the past few years, I passionately believe that this post is still very relevant that I have again decided to update it. Please read it with an open heart!

So, why do so many bloggers fail?

Why Bloggers Fail

Square Pegs In Round Holes?

It is a fact of life; all of us desire success whatever the endeavor we undertake! But unfortunately, not all can boast of truly achieving this desire. Try as they could, many just seem to only run in circles.

But why is this so?

From my personal experience and the experiences of others that I’ve studied, I’ve discovered that businesses do not fail for lack of capital or material resources but as a result of a wrong mindset – what I’ve come to regard as square pegs in entrepreneurial round holes!

Of course, many of us understand the power of the human mind…

  • We know that the human mind is so powerful that there is no obstacle it cannot surmount if properly used.
  • We know that every inventions of note came about through the instrumentality of the mind, and
  • We know that seemly hopeless situations have been and are still being turned around simply by the proper application of the mind!

In fact, it is this awesomeness of our minds that make us stand apart from the rest of all creature!

But what does this have to do with succeeding in business you might ask.

Much more than you can imagine!

For one, the business world has its own principles and systems which demand a different approach from what many of us are familiar with. To make any mark therefore you need to check if you’re not a ‘square peg’ trying to fit into the ‘round hole’ of the business world.

A ‘Square-Peg Mindset’?

But what is that anyway?

By the ‘square-peg mindset’ I mean the totality of your beliefs, social orientation and other negative norms that have made it difficult for you to really fit into the mold of an entrepreneur. I’ve seen this widely in most of the bloggers I have studied over these past few years.

You may have heard the saying, As A Man Thinketh In His Heart, So Is He!” indeed, this is true because the decisions we make are a product of the way we think; the actions we take are a product of our decisions, and our success flows from the actions we take.

To achieve success therefore, we must first of all change our thinking!

Succeeding as an entrepreneur blogger is not in ‘flowing’ with the tide but first being a success with who YOU are!

You are first and foremost the business you should work on. Once you have the right mental attitude you can always develop the enthusiasm that will propel you to succeeding in any business.

But How Did This ‘Square-Peg Mindset’ Came About In The First Place?

1. The Negative Attitude Prevalent In the Society

A negetive attitude will affect your success

It is a fact that negativity rules our society. It’s all around us both in our personal and professional lives. And the older you are the more susceptible you are to this. After years of disappointments in different areas of life, a thick layer of negativity had settled on many minds. They simply cannot trust in the government. They cannot trust their fellow men and women. And of course, they cannot even trust themselves either! Simply put, they have no faith that things can be done right.

This is indeed a grave situation but it can be remedied. A simple suggestion will be to commit to studying success stories of others who have succeeded in similar fields. Seek motivation through reading and being around those who have a positive mindset. Doing this will help in no small measure in helping you to see the possibilities of what you can achieve in life.

2. The Employee/Employer or Master/Servant Orientation of the Society

Don't remain an employee in your mind

Some years ago, I worked in the construction industry. During this time, I watched with dismay as many who pulled out to start their own businesses returned a few years later looking for employment because their businesses have flopped. At the time I really did not understand what was wrong but after years of researching this issue I have come to understand that the biggest culprit is, trying to run a business with an employee’s mentality!

It is clear that our formal educational system prepares us not to be our own bosses but to be job seekers. And so when we leave school our first impulse is to go looking for a job. Of course, once we have been in employment for a few years, this belief is entrenched strongly in our subconscious mind.

Now, because working for someone else and running a business are a world apart, pulling out to start your own business is a herculean task for many. And so, you simply need to shed the employee or servant mindset and take up the employer or master mindset if you must succeed with your own business. This is really the ’round-peg mindset’ that will bring you success.

3. Follow-The-Boss Mentality

The Boss is always right

This actually flows from 2 above. You see, running your own business demands taking risks and making decisions. But this is not the same when you are working for another person. As an employee, the boss takes these responsibilities. Transiting from an employee to your own boss therefore, you just need to dump this mentality. You must be prepared to take risks and develop quick decision making abilities. Without this mentality succeeding as a blogpreneur will simply be like driving an automobile on flat tires – an impossibility!

4. Hating the Idea of Selling

Do you hate selling?

This is the biggest area where many blogpreneurs are failing. It is true that as humans we hate to be sold but the entrepreneur knows that you cannot make a profit without selling. These are indeed two different worlds! To succeed as a blogpreneur therefore, you definitely need to know how to bridge these two worlds or you will find it difficult to pull in any returns from your blog.

In their response to the post, “Is Blog Monetization Really a Turn-Off for Blog Readers?” many clearly stated they hate ads on blogs and will not feature ads on their blogs. Now, except you have a product or service that you are promoting on your blog (and of course, you will not need to add any graphic of that product on the blog if you hate to see ads on blogs!) your blogging enthusiasm will soon wane when you are not seeing any returns from your labors.

But as a blogpreneur instead of the mindset that hates selling you will need to learn how to sell without appearing to really sell. For example here is a conversation I had with Gareth Morgan in the comment section of that post, please read it.

entrepreneur quote in commentsHere’s the conversation:

Morgan:

“Great topic.

I’ve had my blog for about 2 years now and haven’t monetized it….so far. I am still undecided on whether it would be a good look, having adverts for different businesses on MY business blog. I don’t want it to look tacky and I don’t want it to draw attention from my site but obviously some extra cash would be great.

Thanks for your thoughts.”

Me:

“@Gareth Morgan,

Hmm, I truly understand your point. Some extra cash could be of help but you are concerned with distracting visitors with ads. So what do you intend to do? Stay off making some extra cash to please your blog visitors or find a way of doing it and not causing any distraction?

Now, this is really the point of this posts. I really want our readers to brainstorm some creative ways to overcome this dilemma. You see my point? So, let’s know what you can do to overcome this. For me I’m working on something which I believe all of us can benefit. If you have an answer let’s know it, will you?”

Morgan:

“@Chadrack,

Sure, I see your point. I guess I’m still wrestling with the idea of maintaining the integrity of my business and making some good money on the side.

What I think I’ll do is move towards promoting products that I’ve purchased and approve of and only allow ads for similar products.”

Me:

“@Gareth Morgan,

That indeed, is a wise decision. Integrity is very important that you cannot do without it online. Going for products you have used will help you give your honest assessment and of course earn more trust.

Of course what you show case as ads on your site should be that that is related to your niche, what your blog readers will be interested in.

Really good way to go!”

Marketing Take Away:

Your mindset is very important if you want to succeed as an entrepreneur blogger. Your first business is to work on yourself. The key to your success is within you, right in your mind. You will need to trim the square pegs of your mind if you must be a round peg fitted for the round holes of the world of business. If you cannot fit into the entrepreneur mold you simply cannot succeed as an entrepreneur blogger!

It’s Now Your Turn: Yes, I love reading and replying your comments. So, let’s know what you think of this. What are your experiences trying to build a business online? Do you see any correlation of your mindset and the success you have achieved so far? Let’s have your thoughts in your comment below.

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How to Invest In and Profit from the Web In 2015 and Beyond!

If you have been online for some time now you definitely would have become familiar with pop-ups, junk e-mails, and fake web page comments laundering various programs business opportunities that promises you can make a fortune from the web! The question many want answered in the midst of all these is, can you really make money from the web?

Well, the fact is, it depends on who you ask.

While private sellers will readily tell you the internet has opened up a world market to them in a way they never dreamed of a few years ago, media and news website owners on the other hand, are still in a panic about how to make the money they used to guarantee with full page ads!

But the web is not even just what is on our laptop screen anymore. It is not even just on our phones or tablets. As smart technology advances, apps and programs connecting these portals to simple home devices are being released into the market nearly every day. This is where the smart investor needs to put on his thinking cap to stay ahead of the curb.

What you should be asking yourself, instead of focusing on those junk-emails or dubious pop-ups and dismissing the possibility of making money from the web, should be how do you invest your resources in the web and profit from it?

So, if you are interested in profiting from the web now and beyond, here’s what you should be doing:

investing and profiting from the web

1. Invest in a Website

Investing in a web site which is already making money is something to think about. Remember however, if you are going to ensure that that growth continues, you will have to keep an eye on the site. As an investor, you may want to hire someone to deal with it, updating and delivering goods etc.

Alternatively, you can get the help of web services like incomestore.com who will be entirely committed to taking that responsibility of you. All they demand in return is a partner’s share of the profits!

Note however, that as with any investment you should be careful how you spend your cash, and look for third person testimonies before putting in your money. And of course verify them. Never you think you can just create a constant stream of profit with little need for oversight. That is surely a pipe dream. But if you are ready to invest the time and resources to make things work, you’ll soon be laughing when you start recuperating your investment.

2. Invest in the Internet of Things

A lot has been written about the phenomenon emerging in the “internet of things” (IoT). For an investor, this basically means keeping up with the way that smart technology can change the value of a simple device into megabucks. This kind of investment is for Dragon’s Den buffs, and requires a lot of research and contact with would-be inventors. But a quick search of startup sites reveals thousands of creative engineers and technicians out there who just need a little cash to tide along. At least before the world recognizes their genius.

Back in 2014 Gartner reported that IoT-connected physical objects will grow to 26 billion units by 2020 (excluding smartphones, tablets and laptops), and IoT product and service suppliers will generate incremental revenue of more than $300 billion in 2020.

Back in 2014 Gartner, Inc. declared that 4.9 billion connected things will be in use in 2015 and this would reach 25 billion by 2020. The research Giant further opined that IoT-connected physical objects would grow to 26 billion units by 2020 (excluding smartphones, tablets and laptops), and IoT product and service suppliers would generate incremental revenue of more than $300 billion in 2020 rounding of these words:

“The Internet of Things (IoT) has become a powerful force for business transformation, and its disruptive impact will be felt across all industries and all areas of society.”

That is really powerful and something that mustn’t be ignored by any wise investor. And you can take advantage of this right now by going to web summits and organized technology fairs which will help you identify current trends and also make important connections.

3. Invest in Your Own Site

This might seem too obvious. But for those who have thought about it for more than a minute, it is actually terrifically difficult to get a money-making site doing its job. It all depends on how much money you want to make, and what kind of site you want to have.

For example, if you have a blog-style website, the usual route is gaining followers until you have enough to attract advertisers. Alternatively, your site may sell information, like on an academic or news-oriented site. Sites such as the New York Times use a paywall for user access. One thing is for sure, it is not as easy as it looks, unless perhaps you are selling a product, and even then there are difficulties.

Conclusion

If you are truly looking to make money from the web you should be looking beyond internet on your laptop screen. The money making possibilities of the web is expanding by the day. Technology is opening up the horizon and you should take advantage of the innovations. As an investor you can invest in websites that are already making money, you can invest in the emerging internet of things (IoT) or simply build your own website and sell information or any product or service of your choice.

5 Smart Ways to Make More Money from Your Website

There’s no doubt that it is much easier today to set up a website than it was a few years back. However, that is not the same when it comes to making money from it! In fact, it is pretty much trickier than you would imagine.  But that doesn’t mean that you cannot do it if you truly want to.

There are lots of ways to monetize a site. Some of these include advertising, affiliate links, and selling products. Unfortunately, it takes time and effort before the big money starts kicking in.

Today, I’m going to show you how to give yourself a headstart. It’s not just about getting bigger; it’s about getting smarter, and more targeted. The truth is that there is no shortage of money out there, but it’s up to you to find it! You just need to get creative, and come up with some unique ways to boost your online profits.

Easy ways to make more more from your website

Here Are My Top Picks for Getting Money from Your Website

1. Boost Traffic

If your advertising income, affiliate links, and product sales are ticking over nicely, then you can boost them. By driving more traffic to the site, your conversion rates will continue to work effectively. If everything is working efficiently then more traffic will equal more sales.

Of course, if your website isn’t optimized for sales and monetization, then more traffic won’t make any difference. If you’re confident that more traffic is the answer then focus on great content, better SEO techniques, and invest in advertising.

2. Targeted Marketing

When it comes to bringing more people to your website, you’ve got to bring the right people. Target and identify the people that are likely to buy from you. Target the people that resonate with your brand, and are likely to become long-time readers or customers. It’s time to tweak your internet marketing strategy, to make sure it’s reaching the right people.

Let’s say you’re selling outdoor camping gear. Are you reaching the rugged, outdoor types? If not, then how are you going to reach the adventurers and thrill-seekers of the world?

3. Start an Email List

All the biggest marketing experts claim that email subscription is still the most profitable marketing technique. The people who have signed up to your mailing list are much more likely to buy from you than anyone else. So make a huge effort to build it, and contact them regularly with offers and discounts.

You can start building an email list by offering a great incentive (an eBook or tutorial works wonders). Then use a platform like MailChimp to send thousands of email newsletters.

4. Introduce A New Product

If your sales aren’t shooting upwards, perhaps there’s room for a new product in the lineup. Start getting feedback from your users about your product range. Use questionnaires and surveys to ask what products they’d like to see on your site. Then develop that product, and invest in a launch campaign to build awareness.

5. Sponsorship

Sponsorship is quickly becoming the most popular method of monetizing websites. Even the biggest media outlets like The New York Times and Buzzfeed use this trick. It’s the art of creating bespoke content with a sponsorship brand in mind. For example, you can create an article or video on outdoors adventure for a new walking boot brand.

Conclusion

Making money from your website is all about getting creative. Remember, there’s no shortage of money out there! It’s up to you to find it. Do the right thing and then find some creative way to monetize it.

A Simple Guide to Help You Make Money from Your Website

It’s the modern dream, isn’t it? Work from home while your website pulls in the money. It’s simply the simple perfect way to get an additional income!

Recent statistics points to the fact that having a website could be the key to your financial future. There are presently hundreds of self-made millionaires who have been catapulted to fortune by their websites.

Now, if you are thinking that it is something way out of your reach then you must understand that it’s not as tricky as you think. However, there is one big disclaimer. It involved a lot of hard work. Making money from your website is not a get-rich-quick scheme! It’s a business, and it ought to be treated as such.

In this post I want to show you some of the basics behind making money online. Please note that what I will be dealing with here are the fundamentals. If you’re looking for the secrets to a truly lucrative website, you’ll have to dig deeper. You will learn how to start making money with this information, but if you want the millionaire’s fortune, you need to be creative.

Of course, when I say creative, I’m not expecting that you embark on some out of the world project. All you need is something thinking outside the box. You can do something that has never been done before but ensure it something that will proffer a solution that people are ready to exchange their money for.

But for a start follow the advice here and you will soon see every other thing fall in place. So, let’s dive in.

Make money with your website

1. Start With A Professional Website

It’s possible to monetize any basic website. But, we’re looking to the future here. You need a website built for the sole purpose of boosting profits. That means consulting the experts and commissioning a bespoke website. Customers, advertisers, affiliates (everyone we’re going to talk about here) trust a professional design. Web design expert, Oliver Wood, told us that it’s easy to spot a template website, and people tend to trust them less. Get a real, professional design, and set yourself ahead of the rest.

2. Advertising

Advertising is the first option when it comes to making money online. Now, let us say one thing before we continue. Advertising will not make you rich on the internet. Ad payouts are relatively low until you’ve got a BIG audience. By which time, there are more clever methods of monetizing. However, advertising is a great start, and it’s a vital part of your income stream. Start by signing up to Google AdSense. They’ll begin sending adverts to your site, and you’ll get paid every time someone clicks on one.

3. Affiliate Income And Sponsored Posts

For a while, online advertising was incredibly lucrative. But, as demand increased, money decreased. So, website owners looked for new ideas. Affiliate sales quickly became the internet’s hot-topic. Essentially, you’ll include links in your content to third-party sellers. If your referral generates a sale, you get a commission. Simple in design, and lucrative when done correctly. Other ideas include sponsored posts. This means you’ll collaborate with a brand to create content with their name on it. It’s a less intrusive form of advertising.

4. Products And Consulting

The most lucrative way to monetize your website is through products or consulting. Use your web presence and community to sell something. That’s how you make serious money online. Sell your own products, or contact third-party wholesalers. If a product isn’t appropriate, sell your skills as a consultant.

Conclusion

Using a website to make money online is not really a complicated thing. With the basic understanding of what it entails and you taking action on what your knowledge you will soon see the money trickle in. and of course, with time you can always build on that foundation. I hope therefore that this post has given you a few ideas to get started. It’s now your turn. Get creative, and find clever ways to monetize your site.

How to Make Money Online As a Fashion Lover!

If you have passion for fashion, it will interest you to know that you can translate your love into some profitable business venture online.

Of course, there are lots of skills and interests that you can market online to make money but fashion is such a popular topic that when you know what to do, can become a lucrative business. So if you truly love clothes and accessories, this is one area you should look into.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a designer or you just have a love for the art and industry, there are several ways you can start making money over the internet.

If you have business skills or are keen to develop them, or you enjoy fashion photography or writing, it’s easy to translate your skills and knowledge into a business idea.

Make money ideas for Fashion lovers

Here are some excellent ways that you can use your passion for fashion to make money online.

1. Set up An Online Store

One way you can make money as a fashion fanatic is to set up an online store. There are lots of different ways you could do this and a variety of things you could sell. For example, you might pair up with designers to help them sell the items that they’ve made. Another idea is to search for vintage or second-hand pieces that you love and sell them on at a profit. If you enjoy art and graphic design, another option is using one of the websites that allows you to add designs to t-shirts, mugs, and a range of other items. And you could always start ordering products wholesale to sell them on.

2. Become a Fashion Photographer

If you love photography as well as fashion, you can market your fashion photography skills online. The internet is an excellent place to display and look for work. You might be able to find work for magazines, websites and other clients. Set up a website to advertise yourself and look out for positions to apply for. You could also sell your photos on stock photography sites, either for exclusive or usage rights.

3. Set up a Blog

Lots of fashion fanatics choose to set up a blog that they can use to show off their style and talk about their passion. You can share your knowledge and post photos of your favorite looks, review products and give advice. The best way to start a blog is to make a plan before you create your site, doing plenty of research to make sure it will be profitable. There are lots of ways you can make money from a blog, but with many of them you need to be patient.

4. Be a Fashion Writer

If you love writing for your blog, you might be interested in writing for other people too. You can look for blogs, online magazines and fashion websites that want writers to work with them. You could write guest posts, review people’s products or even get a full-time position writing for someone’s site.

5. Offer Your Skills as a Designer

If you’re a designer, you can market your skills on an online marketplace. People are always looking for freelancers to work for them, so you can show off your sketches and designs online. There are lots of different websites for freelancers and designers to match themselves with jobs and employers.

Conclusion

From the above it is clear that fashion lovers can turn their passion into a job if they use their skills and interests smartly online. All you need is to identify a place where your abilities would be useful, and you could start making money from what you love.

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