Joining the top 10% of online money earners Is not that hard.
Drop shipping is one of the most under estimated and misunderstood concepts in today’s online business. With easy to understand concepts, coupled with the right merchants and payment providers, Drop Shipping will put you in the top 10% of all online money earners.
Drop Shipping is huge part of E-Commerce. It is a term, not often heard in the offline world. basically anything you buy off a Shopify or a Big E-Comm site is likely to be drop shipped.
The only variants are, someone selling from Etsy or the like, is more likely to ship their own item, where as someone from Shopify will more than likely be drop shipping.
That is, you hold no inventory, and when an item sells, the payment goes to your account. You pay ( the agreed percentage to the manufacturer and keep the percentage you had it marked up by.
Then give the manufacturer the details of the buyer, the manufacturer then ships the item to the buyer.
Lets compare some pros and cons with affiliate marketing.
The Benefits of Drop Shipping Vs Affiliate Marketing
Or Hands on Income Vs Passive Income.
Everyone plugs affiliate marketing as the way to have an online income. Even I have said it, but I’ve never said you will get rich.
Here is what ClickBank’s Community Manager Beau Blackwell , had to say about affiliate marketing. quote ” It’s no secret that out of the hundreds of thousands of new people who decide to try affiliate marketing every year, only a small percentage ever make enough to quit their day job or significantly change their lifestyle”.
“Is it because affiliate marketing is too competitive, too hard for non techie people, or just not all that is cracked up to be. ” unquote. Last I heard, the percentage who succeed is about 3%
If you don’t know, Click Bankis probably the number 1 site for digital merchants and vending websites in existence today.
Affiliate Marketing Pros.
Potential to earn Passive Income.
Can be set up with zero cost
No contact with customer required (often not allowed).
Either no income or very little during this learning curve
Months? long lead time before your website is rank well enough by Google and other search engines, if ever!.
Constantly having to coming up with new ideas to blog about in your niche.
Need at least very good SEO skills. Advanced skills is better.
Good writing skills
Extensive marketing and promotion required.
Low percentage rate of commissions. Often marketing costs exceed income.
Short term cookie life.
Some merchants close their affiliate accounts, leaving you with useless blog posts.
Not always available to non English speakers.
Drop Shipping Pros
No need to carry inventory.
It is not necessary to be niche specific
A drop ship web site can be set up in a few days and be earning income almost immediately.
Don’t need advanced SEO skills.
You are able to establish a relationship with merchants and earn additional income as an affiliate.
You set your own prices.
If outsourcing, the Tech Skills of Virtual Assistants does not have to be extensive.
Low cost set up
Only basic tech skills required.
Drop Shipping Cons.
Making price adjustments to hit a sweet spot, can take time on some items.
Staying on top of payments, taxes and being accurate with customers details. If you are doing this then your making money. You can always hire someone to do this.
Keeping advertising costs under control.
In a nut shell just basic business book keeping. If your starting from zero e-commerce knowledge Drop Shipping wins hands down. If you have some experience marketing things on the internet through E-Bay or Etsy, then drop shipping will appeal to you.
It gets Better.
Made for You websites.
Amazon or some Amazon Associates kicked this off way back in the early / mid 2000’s. Where, for about $6,000 you could have a website, domain name, and niche. You then populated it with items from your niche.
You had to learn basic coding, and write descriptions using the code box, which is why it never really took off. Since then The drop shipping space has been filled by Shopify, Big E-Comm, and others. Now there is no need to do or know any coding.
They each follow a similar formula, some have more apps than others, some push harder in their advertising to get you signed up using their platform. I did posts some time back on these, see one here
This is the guy who turned E-Commerce on its head. While people were looking through their cupboards for things to sell on E-Bay, Jack was being rejected by the Harvard Business School.
After the tenth rejection he, and a few friends managed to cobble together about $80,000 to form a new business, They called it Alibaba.
The rest, as they say is history.
aliexpress Plugins & Made for you Webstores
Recently Aliexpress has started a drop ship program of its own. This include a Aliexpress plugin and custom made drop ship stores.
If you don’t know Aliexpress is a E-Comm platform for Small and Medium enterprises (SME’s). You can see the history of the company here.
Earn Profit Margins up to 2000 % With an outlay of $89.00
This Plugin allows you to import products straight to your Word press or Woo Commerce Store. Process clients orders and track you business performance. Over 100,000 trusted suppliers, 100 million products. Free Shipping and No Hidden Fees and Charges. Full lifetime support.
Unlike other drop ship hosts Aliexpress is here to help you succeed.
Earn another 12% on your sales.
The cashback scheme works as follows: you click a special affiliate link and purchase the desired products on AliExpress.
After the products are delivered, part of the cost ( up to 12%), is returned to you on your affiliate account. Then you can withdraw your money, giving you an additional bonus to your main drop shipping source of income.
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PayPal has for years been promoted as the safest way to transact money online. One month into 2020 and 4 suspect transactions on my Visa account, two on my MasterCard, I am asking myself the question, Is PayPal Safe or a Hackers Paradise. With Covid -19 and the world closing up shop, what is the future of PayPal ?
A Brief PayPal History.
PayPal was first listed as Confinity founded by Peter Thiel, Max Levchin, Luke Nosek, Yu Pan, Ken Howery and Russell Simmons. Elon Musk who founded the online bank X-Com merged with Confinity which then became known as PayPal.
The company was then bought by E-Bay shortly after listing as a public company in 2002. PayPal already being a large part of E-bays success, this merger could only mean the future was going to go ahead in leaps and bounds.
And so it did, becoming the go to selling and payment option for drop shipping and importing things through Aliexpress. Initially some who jumped on the band wagon where stung by unscrupulous merchants, And PayPal still had security issues to overcome with its payment algorithms.
But with this initial trial and error there was a determination to see it work. Eventually merchants, drop shippers / importers, and retail buyers were able to shop online with confidence that their payments were secure, and technology opened a way to verifymerchants as being legitimate.
E-Bay spun PayPal off in 2015, by which time it was ranked 200th in terms of revenue on the Fortune 500 largest Corporations.
PayPal. An Un-welcomed Innovation
PayPal was never welcomed into the financial sector with open arms, and cheering crowds. PayPal’s initial idea (according to one of the founders, Luke Nosek ), was to create a global currency that was independent of interference by the usual suspects. Corrupt cartels of banks and governments debasing their currencies.
PayPal was not to be independent though. That idea never materialized due to investor pressure to release a product ASAP. Still PayPal did publicly open the concept of an independent currency. About 9 years later Bitcoin was released.
Initially loved by the consumers and merchants on E-Bay. PayPal has had to constantly battle government regulations, fight claims of violating patents, class actions, and any number of compliance issues from foreign regulators, banks and security issues from consumers.
PayPal Merchant Services
With PayPal ramping up its merchant services for online retailers, it also began expanding its network to off line purchases. By 2011, with over 100 million active user accounts in 190 different markets and in 25 different currencies.
Ten years earlier PayPal was struggling with money laundering, credit card charge backs, all threatening the viability of its association with credit card providers.
In his book ThePayPal Wars former marketing director, Eric Jackson states that PayPal at one point was incurring fraud losses of $2,300 per hour ! However instead of treating it as a legal problem, PayPal decided to treat it as a RiskManagement problem.
Some of the most disruptive hacking has come from political activists, unhappy with decisions made by governments and backed by corporations. Wikileaks being a prime example.
As for fraud, PayPal is one of the best when it comes to detecting fraudulent transactions . By acquiring Fraud Services in 2008 for $165M, which would incorporate additional security to the VeriSign payment solution purchased in 2005. As well, in conjunction with Master card, PayPal developed and launched the PayPal secure card service in 2007.
These days PayPal has a fraud rate of about 0.30 of revenue. Still considerable when you consider the amount PayPal turns over, but also take into account it has around 300 million accounts.
Still it is way less than the 1:32 % average for retail merchants.
Covid-19, Co-Incidence I was Hacked or ?
It had been about 18 mths or two years since I had a problem with unauthorised transactions on my PayPal account.
So it came as a bit of a shock to receive 3 emails telling me I had bought some Nike Shoes !. This was on the 3rd of February, 2020. For PayPal to action an investigation into my accusations. The time from contact to resolution was about 24 – 36 hours. All money was recovered. The Coronavirus was not yet full on news.
One thing to remember though. Pay Pal gives you a month to file a complaint. if you leave your complaint for longer than a month then it will not always be possible to have your money returned.
PayPal also requests that you forward suspected phishing emails to them for their security IT guys to check what is going on
As COVID – 19 bites into the economy PayPal has issued a statement detailing its response and tips for consumer safety. See Here.
PayPal and The Future.
With much of the world going into near shutdown, hackers will use this time to get busy. People, out of money or short of money will be looking for both honest, and dishonest ways to make a buck over the next few months. The hackers will be waiting.
I don’t want to crystal ball what will or won’t happen over the next few months. But, I have been around long enough to know there will be a complete reset coming to the way we work and create wealth.
History tells me the most reliable way to make an income in any economic climate is importing and exporting.
You can start by drop shipping, and these days finding honest merchants is not as hard as it used to be. PayPal, MasterCard, Visa, et el are all up to speed with consumer protection. But, to put everything in your favor, you might want to read this post I wrote nearly a year ago.
Regards, and stay safe, these are troubling times, and are not to underestimated.
This Review of Hot Trending Niches Will Show Where the Money Is Being Made.
Most are Ignored Because they are Not Fashionable.
The Barefoot Affiliate wishes everyone a Happy New Year. Thank you to my subscribers and those who have passed through these pages over the past year.
Here we are, A new decade, recovered from the hangovers and overindulgence, resolutions made. Now back to work.
Whatever your resolutions this year, the one near the top of most peoples list, is to be in a better financial position than you are now.
Many people use a side hustle to try and get ahead. The trouble with those who try an online side hustle, is they bounce from one thing to the next.
Going around in circles will only make you dizzy.
First. Consider this.
You may say you have no skills, but we all have skills and hobbies that could earn an income.
You just have to tell some one about them.
What if you have a solution or have a better way of doing things that many people don’t know about? Solving problems can be very rewarding and satisfying.
Expanding Your Knowledge.
If you wanted to branch into another field there are plenty of short courses you can take, that will give you knowledge / skills in that field.
You Already Have the Motivation.
To pay down some debt, improve your retirement fund, extend the house.
Having a website may sound counter intuitive, It costs money. $359 a year ( $1.00 a day ), for this one.
Probably the least amount of money you will ever spend to set up a business, buying a franchise, or adding to your existing business.
In today’s digital climate where 81% of consumers perform an online search before purchasing something, having a website leverages your products to a world wide audience.
Invest in Yourself. Not Someone else’s Promises.
You may have been thinking of starting a website for a while, or you may have even tried things offered by the “online marketing wizard fraternity” who scheme together, and direct your attention to their latest shiny scheme
Coaching and Consulting
Creating Apps. these come and go…fast.
Numerous other shiny things.
And lost money, and you thought what a waste of time and effort.
It doesn’t have to be like that. There are hundreds, even thousands of websites earning good dollars, and they are doing None of the things listed above.
The Secret to Earning Online.
Keep it Simple Sweetheart.
Do that and everything will fall into place.
The secret? Keep it simple and make it meaningful. All of these have a solid evergreen base. They are of interest to hundreds of thousands , they always have been and always will be.
Of course there will always be little changes in technology that keep these niches current and popular.
What ever your specialty, if it is relevant to you then it will be of help to others too.
Lets Review, 12 of the Best websites that will earn you an Online Income.
In no particular order, this is a list that has been proven over and over to work. You will notice most of these are craft niches and really these are the best ones to earning an online income.
I would not consider any of these glamorous, from my experience providing a service and helping people with either a product or information provide the best avenues for earning online.
It is a more consistent and viable than some here today, gone tomorrow, whiz bang software that claims you can do nothing and earn money.
So, lets forget about reinventing the wheel, and have a look at the Pros and Cons of these.
1. Home Brewing.
Pros. Boutique drinks either alcoholic or otherwise, is an evergreen niche.
If this is a pastime of yours then having a website with creative recipes, historical formulas, stories about how it was done in years past.
Setting up a U-Tube channel showing how it is done will have this website earning for years.
Your expertise will be welcomed by anyone wanting to know more about home brewing, as well you could have google ad words, and promote suitable Amazon products to maximize your income.
The best part, it can become a great income earning asset.
You would need some space to make and store your brew. Purchase ingredients and a brewing kit.
Like most things on the internet you will need lots of photos, videos and provide good clear explanations. You will also have to update your website with relevant content regularly.
You will need to set up a U-Tube account (free), and become competent at using it. Also knowledge of including videos in your website content. The commitment to learn the processes of setting up videos and websites. More on that at the end of the post.
If you have some website building skills you will pick this up quickly. Learning how to use Pinterest and Social media is something else that is needed.
My way would be to do the videos and photos on a weekend and website content through the week.
This is a broad niche that could be narrowed down to :- Pet training, Pet Caskets (if you do wood work), Pet Grooming, Pet Clothing, breeding dogs / cats etc.
As well passive income from adwords, or other links will make this a great profitable website. You can see more here.
Purchase ingredients. ( generally inexpensive). Some space at home for making the soaps and storing them. Cost of packaging and branding them with a logo.
Knowledge of website building or commitment to learn.
Photos and (maybe) videos for a website. Knowledge of how to use Pinterest and Social Media.
This is one only takes a couple of weeks to have enough stock to start giving you a return. Build a good website targeting your local area first and this one could boom.
4. Jewelry Design.
Pros.Jewelry has probably the highest mark up of any item online or off.
It is also one of the most lucrative niches on line as well as off. If you have learned jewelry making basics you will quickly build enough stock to give you a return within a few weeks.
Adding a website will generate more revenue. Good detailed photos are needed to attract attention.
Thiswill help you to get started in this niche. Maybe even become a millionaire if you follow the plan. 😎
Competitive. Finding a good supplier to provide materials at a reasonable price. Not suitable if you have little artistic talent. Knowledge of Pinterest and Social Media promotion.
The cost of marketing needs to be kept under control if you go heavily into Social Media advertising.
Best to start out at local markets and build a following, then set up your website. You will know what sells and what doesn’t.
From an online perspective it can be slow to take off, but perseverance will pay off big time with this.
5. Financial Adviser.
Giving good investment advice is a great way to help people plan ahead.
You might be an expert at Technical Analysis or investment trends and taxation advice, where you can give timely information and recommendations so people can benefit from your knowledge.
You will be able to market your own products from a website. Pick up other work from contacts in Linkedin or freelance sites. Easy to build an online subscriber following via newsletters and email,
You are writing about what you already know, so research should not be time consuming. Multiple micro niches can be developed from one broad niche and included on the one website.
Promote your own seminars in the local area. For instance creating a local share trading group. Promotion of your business in local media, by writing articles for news papers, or providing commentary for T.V networks.
Not many. It is competitive, but most players in this niche are not active enough to gain all the benefits available to them. Some copy writing skills are necessary.
If you are competent in the area of finance then all you need to do is build out your own website. More on this at the bottom of the page.
Pros. You don’t need to be tripping around the world to earn an income from this. It could be your local area or your State or Country. Ideal for those who have intimate knowledge of their local area or State, the best camping places, Hiking trails, Pan for Gold or fossick for gems, fishing spots, etc; Income can be earned from Adwords or Amazon items promoted on your site.
Not many that I can think of. Good photography and some writing skills are needed. knowledge of using Pinterest and to a lesser extent marketing on Social Media.
Although travel is a broad niche it does have many sub niches, R.V. lifestyle, family day trips, and of course foreign travel.
If you have good writing and photography skills this will provide a good second income provided you are consistent with adding content to your website. This may only take a few hours a week to maintain.
7. Tour Itineraries.
This has nothing to do with becoming a travel agent. Although it will be useful to have some contacts with one or two, as well as tour guides.
This is an emerging niche related to travel.
I could probably have included this in the above niche, but as an example of narrowing down a niche and I have kept it separate.
People will payyouto arrange a tour itinerary for them.You do need intimate knowledge of a State, Country or local area. This can take time or, you may already have that knowledge. You just need to leverage it.
Obviously you will need a website with great photos and a good balance between content and photos.
This will take time before it will earn an online income. Although some income can be earned by writing for travel magazines or travel agencies.
Pinterest and sites like trip adviser can provide good exposure to your site.
For the Do it your self people. Trains, Boats, Planes, Cars, Buildings and People. Anything that can be scaled is a niche.
Popular and competitive. Often the competitiveness is co-operative. People will share links to other sites that have an alternative knowledge point.
Great for promoting Amazon products relevant to the niche, or perhaps your own invention or creation. So many ways to monetize this niche. U-Tube videos generally build into large followings, creating extra income.
None that I can think of. It will take a bit of work to have a website up and adding content. But, you have to do something to make something. If your a do it yourself person you will know what I am talking about.
Another awesome niche, great for affiliate marketers. Hundreds of sub niches, birds, wildlife, landscapes, historical sites. gardens, fashion etc; Drones are part of this niche too.
Competitive, but an extremely diverse niche.
Lots of opportunity to let your passion shine. You may not know everything about a subject, but researching something your interested in isn’t hard work. More like your soaking up knowledge you can then share.
Will it make money? Maybe, who knows with this niche, but you can sell photos, promote cameras as an affiliate to a camera company, or Amazon.
And there are a lot of people travelling the earth living on their own terms !
You could have too much fun with this niche. 😃
Music is more about U-Tube. Probably one of the hardest niches to break into. I think anyway, I am not at all musical.
A website in this niche ( of which there are many sub niches), is where you can link back to lessons on U-Tube. One has to complement the other.
Your website can be diverse, but focused on your niche. By diverse I mean it could include biographies of well known people playing that instrument.
If you teach, then a program of lessons which can be delivered passively through your site, to a download linked from your website. This is a good way to earn money.
You can also, ( if your still performing ), give dates and places of your performance. Upload these to U-Tube and keep building a following.
Having knowledge on how to best use Pinterest and Social Media will help.
Courses are always popular and you need a website to deliver them.
It is a very popular niche and although there are a lot of parts to this niche, it just goes from strength to strength. It could take time to build a following to sell your CD’s or lessons.
Setting up your lessons and having a way to deliver them requires a good level of website building knowledge.
A lot of people must be having fun becoming involved in this evergreen niche, as it just gets bigger and better. If you stick with it it will pay off.
11. FreeLance Writer.
Very competitive, but also a great deal of demand for free lance writers in almost every niche imaginable.
Some sites that are good to promote your skills and earn money include
The pros and cons are obvious I think. You do need copy writing skills or at the very minimum you can write engaging content.
Building a website to showcase your abilities is a no brainer. This need not be a resume, but something that shows your versatility and writing style.
As well as using it to pick up work, it can also earn you a side income as well, with Adwords or Amazon books.
It is possible to earn good money, and a 4 or 5 figure income a month is not uncommon. The starting rate will be very much less than that though.
Who would have thought ? Politically Correct, Unfashionable, Boring even, but ignore it, and you are stepping over a fortune in profits.
Lets See what it offers.
It is a fairly broad niche often ruled by Multi-National companies.
If you have accreditation’s in a specific area and can build a good website you will out rank the larger firms quite easily.
You can provide courses, products, have affiliate products on your site. and provide useful information that will be of importance to many people.
Think, Construction, Mining, Manufacturing, Office workers. Home handy man.. etc.
Also there are many small companies who don’t publicize their wares as safety products. Preferring instead to highlight the value of increased productivity.
They forget to mention the savings of no time lost due to crushed fingers or smashed teeth. Becoming an affiliate or distributor of these items adds another dimension to your earnings from this niche.
This is one of the most overlooked niches on the internet. it also offers probably the best potential of any niche to earn a substantial income.
From on board car cameras to breathable fire proof clothing, or writing articles for government departments, this niche floats under the radar.
The work involved to set this up is less than most, and also easier. With the right training in SEO you can easily out rank the big guys in this niche.
They will be happy to have you as an affiliate of theirs if they see you ranking above them.
What about Health and Wellness?
Although a popular niche it is not as profitable (in an overall sense ) as the ones listed above.
The reason the ones listed above are the best, is because no matter how people are involved, each is unique in their own individual way.
You only have to go to Pinterest to see what I mean.
There are many micro niches in the health and wellness domain, bee keeping, supplements, home cooking, cultural food, an almost endless list, and many individual sites are very profitable.
There are also many MLM programs in this niche. One Here.
I am not saying they are bad, but they don’t match the criteria I had when compiling this list.
Decision Time. What are your plans for 2020 again?
Earlier in the post I said to make your resolution meaningful. Something that will make a difference.
The great thing about all these niches is, they have one common theme. They are his and hers compatible. Partners working together is what has made these some of the most profitable niches on the planet.
Other great niches include gardening / landscaping , home decor. Again, these are his and hers compatible and appeal to a huge demographic.
Your Next Step
Take some action. Tell people about the things your good at, or passionate about. They will thank you for it.
Take your first step here . Don’t pay anything until your happy it will work for you.
I am a member of Wealthy Affiliate.
Wealthy Affiliate is an open education resource, where you can learn everything on how to develop and monetize your own website.
Besides that, there is a lively international warm and helpful community, open 24/7 to answer any question you might have.
The step-by-step video courses are easily understood by anyone who has mastered the basics of the English language.
Maybe the reason your compelling affiliate content sucks, is you were suffering writers block, or lacking time to put together a good article. Or you were just over it and needed time out.
So you went to Fiverr , and hired the one who promised the most for the least $’s, and the article came back written in Pigeon English.
You couldn’t afford any more money so you edited it yourself.
You might laugh, but it does happen and I don’t mean to disparage fiverr because there are many excellent freelancers there.
The need to continually put out new original content can be stressful. Lets look at some of the problems.
The Problems With Content
– Affiliate promotional samples are short
– Spinning Existing Content
– Disjointed content
– SEO – not specific
– Your Make Money Online business is the same old same old rehash of shiny objects,and expensive promises.
– Content uniqueness.
– Writers Block. Finding Inspiration for content
Affiliate Promotional Samples
Often these are short usually around 300 – 500 words. For SEO, this won’t cut it. The whole basis of any content is SEO.
Unless you can nail this then you are writing for the exercise.
Adding two Affiliate samples together is not going to help you. Although there may be a line or two that you could use, they are often old and no longer original.
The accepted rule is. Content for articles should be around 600 – 1000 words, and 2500 words and above is top tier.
There are exceptions though. A statistic I saw a while ago said the average blog is around 300 – 600 words.
A Lot of Content Is Not Articles.
What about all the visual stuff out there, videos, photography, some courses, 3d niches, music, sketching. They may only have a couple of hundred words and still rank.
Google loves long, quality content, 2500 words or more. It must relevant to the topic though.
Ok, that is a given, but it is not always necessary.
And if your going to spend the time writing long content, then make sure someone wants to know what your writing about.
Most bloggers settle for 750 – 1500 words. Provided other things like meta data and keywords are in the right places, you will go close to achieving a mid 80’s +, SEO score.
And, there is nothing wrong with that.
This bird doesn’t fly. I am aware of the claims made about the various forms of software. This one is popular, but the reality is, Google is not stupid.
If you want to spin content from a blog post on another site and use it in a new post. The google crawl will pick it up.
Plus, there is the disadvantage of the new Headline.
How much different can you make it to suit the spun content, or vice versa, and will it rank?
You haven’t mapped out how your post is going to take shape. You veer off topic, the links aren’t relevant, and it is hard to read.
I have first hand experience of this. It is not intentional. You just want to sit down and write, create something brand new that is going to change our lives and the world.
And you ended up writing crap. It didn’t matter, some of us learn the hard way. Come back and edit later. The positive take is you got something out there.
But you should improve. Right?
Sometimes it goes the other way, and we do create something new that is going to change the world. Other times those days can be hard to replicate.
Writers Block (again). How robotic can a person be?.
With affiliate marketing it can become a struggle to be compelling, and stay within the bounds of honesty, if your trying to have someone click a link and buy the widget or digital thing you are promoting.
SEO Not Specific
You researched for a headline using the latest whiz bang tool, then wrote a post where the headline had nothing, or very little to do with the content.
Your selling an apple peeler, to get a higher word count you move onto peeling cucumbers.
You hit publish, submit it to Google, Bing, and other search engines.
It is indexed a month later and can be found on page 50.
Make Money Online Business
For those in the make money online niche. Many move to attract attention to their website, and buy the latest $147.00, $29.00 E-Book to generate traffic.
Then hand over a few hundred $$$ to someone who will push your promotion to their email list.
A smorgasbord of shiny objects promising wealth and fame is often the downfall for many affiliate marketers
Spending too much time with any of the below to get lookers at your product is also time and money sucking.
Social media marketing, Viral marketing, Video marketing, Paid advertising (PPC, PPV, Native, Media Buying), Influencer marketing
And others I have probably forgotten about.
The problem of course, is income will take a long time to overtake expenditure.
Many in this niche do not have enough notes, or plastic (with enough credit), in their wallets, to maintain this type of promotion for any amount of time.
In fact, this is the point where most give up. You need to get your SEO act together and start putting out good content. The reality is it is not that hard.
Every experts favorite statement. “Make your content unique“.
What the hell can you say about a portable hair dryer that hasn’t already been said, Instagramed, or sent viral across Face Book or Pinterest.
Finding angles can be hard. Is the research likely to tell you anything more than than what the product features tell you?. Have a look it might be a dud.
Unless you can turn it into fun, content will always be a struggle.
On those days where you are struggling and overthinking a task, walking away is sometimes the best option.
Come back to it when you are feeling more relaxed.
How do you do that? Take a light – hearted approach to the process. Don’t write a story and become too attached to it, or try to predict what it can do.
A short engaging article which gets people talking is just as good as a long engaging article that gets people talking.
Write from the perspective of being helpful and not taking yourself too seriously. If 300 – 400 words is all it takes to cover all the relevant points, and some additional relevant content (why they should buy for eg. ), so be it.
Finding Inspiration For Content.
There are lots of ways. Watch a movie, something said in a conversation, and what they callcurated content which can provide all sorts of ideas for any market.
This is not to be confused with spun content. The two are chalk and cheese.
Curated content comes in two forms. Content aggregation and content discovery.
Is the aggregation of content, which simply means syndicating someone else’s content that you found from their feed. Example of a great tool. Feebly
You are able to add, remove, and organize the various blogs and sites you want to follow, as well as de-clutter your inbox.
You can view the complete or partial article through the tool and access it anywhere as it is web based.
In a nutshell, an aggregation tools allows you to compile the sites you like to read, all in one place.
Content Curation differs from content aggregation in that it requires a manual addition of content.
OK, sorry there is work involved.
When done properly, the full process of content curation can take as much time as creating original content.
You have to source, repackage and share a ton of information. This can be done more efficiently with automated tools.
But, you must also spend time filtering the content, adding insight and perspective, and building relationships with influencer’s and other publishers.
The best way to utilize this is to use it as a discovery tool. This may best be defined as
The art of sourcing, filtering and repackaging all forms of existing content to share with a specific audience to add value to their lives and save them time. See here.
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I have mentioned it before and I will repeat it here.
Research shows the majority of us don’t believe there will be long term stable employment as we move further into the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
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In this article, I will be talking about whether it is safe to import from China.
I will be teaching you how to import safely using my secret tool.
I will also be giving you other tips you can use to figure out whether a Chinese supplier can be trusted or not.
Never Reinstall Windows again. Do online computer repair systems work?
So much on the internet is designed to help people, whether looking for information or looking for a service. Of course it is hard to know the real deal from a scam when looking on line. So is Reimage Repair a Scam?.
The Online Gig Economy. Regardless of the online media, it involves writing. Web pages need content, videos need scripts, photos need tags, products need selling points, questions need answers. Here is one established program which shows, How you can make money from blogging, for free. Free of course is subjective. You will not have money … Read more How You Can Make Money From Blogging. For Free.
Being a stay at home parent definitely has its privileges, however there are some downsides to not being able to make a residual income from home. This work from home review is about my experiences on the differences as a work from home agent for Alorica and Sitel.
Writing is a great way to pick up a side income. A lot of people think of writing being about story telling, poetry, or writing essays, but the world of online content creator opens a rich array of possibilities to you as a writer.
Affiliate Marketing is something that has been around for eons. Back in the day, knowing how to start affiliate marketing was restricted to mostly the legal and merchant clique and there were some strict legal conditions attached to the agreements entered into.
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Is a question typed into the google search bar millions of times a week. The short answer is, yes. This case study will look at how to earn money with a blog and comparing it to other options to making money online with blogging.
After 15 years or so, WordPress is the still the most popular platform bloggers use. In this post I will include a video that shows how to set up a WordPress blog, without coding skills, HTML design, to frustrate you, and have it all done in a few minutes. Without costing a cent
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Even though you may be fully conversant with the subject your writing about, not knowing how to find keywords for a website and target those keywords will have your blog posts lingering in keyword purgatory.
Getting the Seo Keyword Search Tools you need to make your business a success Every 10 seconds or so in America, someone starts a home based business. Within six months most (80%?), will have given up. The tragedy of this is that nearly anyone can find a method to lead them to success. Similar to … Read more SEO Keyword Search Tools – 1 Super Easy Method.
TweetPush PRO not only gets you the required traffic, but also lets you reply in bulk to those who have tweeted using your keywords. This gets you hot traffic with buyers who are looking for products in your niche
Drop Ship Definition. Drop Shipping and finding a unique product does involve some skill and a perhaps a little luck. Essentially it is the online version of an import / export agency. The main difference being you don’t need to buy a container load of items and wait until they are landed at a wharf, … Read more Drop Shipping.- Finding a Unique Product
Are you being paid peanuts? Passive Income Streams -Grow your Side Hustle There are literally hundreds of ways to earn a passive income. Two of the internet’s “Big Ideas” are Affiliate Marketing and Drop shipping. Making a passive income online has quite a few challenges. There are some gems, which can be very successful, but … Read more Passive Income Streams -Grow your Side Hustle
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2019 has begun and many of you are contemplating or are still contemplating your goals for this year. Some have already made firm commitments for what they want to achieve this year, and are starting an online business today. They have Bitten the bullet and got serious. For those thinking of starting an online business … Read more Starting an Online Business Today
The concept for many products sold by Multi Level Marketing is probably pure, initally at least. Idea for a product, develop the product, how to sell it? Multi Level Marketing is very common in the health and wellbeing sector.
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