Month : October 2011

Extra Income

3 Ways to Supplement your Income with Online Earnings

There are several ways that you can work online and make some good money. The best thing is, you don’t need to be a professional, though being one with an online mba degree or even a finance degree certainly helps.. You can simply do what you like and earn some money in the process. Even though there are many people out there who make a living off the internet, many people simply supplement their income through online means.

It usually takes some time, effort and expertise to totally live off online income, but is not impossible. Those who leverage email marketing software and seo strategies can see quick results in terms of receiving online income. On the other hand, if all you are looking for is to earn a few extra bucks without spending a lot of additional time, you can start working on the internet right now. Here is how to supplement your income.

Paid To Post Forums

One easy and fun way to earn some extra cash is through the so called “paid to post” forums. These are usually topics of discussion and social networking that one can participate in and make some money in the process. The best known site for this is Mylot. It has a huge repertoire of topics and thousands of active members posting every day. It is more of a social networking site combined with discussions. You cannot make a whole lot of money through this method, but is worth a try, especially for beginners.

Freelancing

Freelancing is another method that is increasingly gaining prominence. Whether you are a programmer or a graphic designer or a writer, you can find someone looking just for your skills. It is a great way to make some money in your free time. A number of people freelance online on a global marketplace and no longer look for full time work, since freelancing gives them a lot of freedom with respect to their work schedule. This method can help you make significant money but you need to be good at something and market yourself well. Some of the popular online freelance job portals include Elance, oDesk and Guru.

Internet Marketing

Internet marketing is another popular type of making money, though a lot of people simply fail at this because it does need some experience and expertise. Potentially, this is like a business and therefore you can make unlimited money, but on the practical front, there are many constraints at work. The simplest and best method for beginners is promoting an affiliate product. If someone buys a product through your personal link, you will get a significant percentage of the sale. You should choose products that are easy to sell, and promote them online through a number of different ways.

A couple of places to hunt for affiliate products are Click2Sell and PayDotCom. You can write a review about it or a blog post discussing the product. If you have a popular blog or website that already attracts a lot of traffic, it is relatively easier to promote your product. If not, starting from scratch can be time consuming and needs constant effort, to optimize the site for keywords, so people will land on your page when they are looking for relevant information. You can promote as many products as you want but it is good to stick to a few products in a niche that you are comfortable with.

Earning money on the internet is becoming easier and easier. To make a lot of money it takes time and effort. However, if you only want to make a little bit of money it is pretty easy with minimal effort. Look into one of these ways or find a new way that works for you. I hope you learned How To Supplement Your Income

How have you earned money on the internet or what way do you want to try?

 

Mind Over Money

Start Decluttering Today

Decluttering your home can be a hard thing to start. Thinking about it can become overwhelming because it’s such a big project. You know you need to start, but how? What are the first steps to take? Having the right mindset before you take on such a big task is the first thing you need to do before you get fed up and quit like always. Try these pointers to see if they can help you beat the monster that keeps scaring you away from decluttering.

  1. Paint a Picture. How do you picture your home when it’s not cluttered? What sacrifices will you make to make this picture a reality? What are the reasons that you don’t like your house cluttered?
  2. Be Positive. It’s easy to say that you’ll never get anything done because it’s just too much. Stop saying that! People declutter all the time and so can you. It’s not rocket science. Just start and know that it will take a while but once it’s done you’ll be a lot happier and you’re dream of a clean house will become a reality like you’ve always wanted.
  3. Are You Guilty? Are you holding onto items because you have emotional baggage? Let it go and you will have a lot of weight lifted off of your shoulders. Do you have a lot of emotional items in a place like StorageMart? Go through them and get rid of the items that are holding you back from happiness.
  4. What’s stopping you from organizing when you get something new? What do you do with new mail? What do you do with extra pieces to new things you buy? Make a special place for all of these things and anything that tends to pile up. If you probably won’t need it for 6 months then get rid of it. You can buy anything on the internet and you probably won’t even have to because you’ll buy a new one of those items before you have to replace a part.
  5. What’s Your Way? We all have our own way of doing things. I like to work on something for an hour and then break off to something else after that time, even if it’s not completed. It helps me break up the boredom of decluttering. Yes it is boring but you can make anything fun. How do you like to make cleaning/decluttering fun?

Once you’ve thought over these points get started. Failing is never starting something that will make you happy in the end. Start today!

Announcements

Im Putting It All Out There

I’m a fan of free, especially when it comes to information. Even giving away an email is the same as paying for information.

Since I don’t like that I’ve decided to discontinue my eCourses and post them on here. So in the next several weeks I’m going to be posting the 3 courses that I have available.

The first up is my Do What You Want eCourse. After that will be my Jump Start Your Financial Freedom eCourse, and then finally my Investing eCourse that went along with my YourGuideToInvesting.com Ebook.

Each week I’ll be posting 2 days of the course and these will all go in order as if I was emailing them to you.

For my Do What You Want Course I am going to be updating it and I will be editing a few parts out because that information just can’t be out in the wild. If you sign up for weekly updates via email, you may get some of those secrets.

Anyways, get ready to take notes and to learn what I have to teach you. The posting schedule will be Mondays and Thursdays. This will start on Monday. Be sure to comment on the posts if you have anything to say or have any questions you need answered. I hope you enjoy.

Guest Post

Extra Income: 4 Powerful (and Free) Ways To Promote Your Website

Congratulations. You’re about to discover four simple ways to get your website/blog noticed. These methods are easy to implement, and will help you establish authority, get more traffic to your site and ultimately make you more money.

As social media continues to grow – Facebook and Twitter have roughly 606 million users combined – there are countless ways to get in front of your audience.

The following post outlines four simple ways to help your website stand out in the expanding world of social networks.

Ready to get started? OK, the first steps is to…

Become An Expert

If you’re already an expert in your field (e.g. degrees, work experience, etc.) you still need to build your online presence so you are perceived to be an expert. After all, there are probably thousands of people with similar credentials, and not everyone can be the expert.

Think about it: Dr. Phil = self-help, while Dr. Oz = health expert.

Sure, there are plenty other doctors out there, but these two are widely recognized as leading experts in their respective fields.

Now let’s move this online. AskTheBuilder = home repair, while ProBlogger = advice on blogging.

How did they do it?

Simple: they created high quality content AND shared it with as many people as possible. Many people looking to increase their authority focus solely on content. They believe that – like the movie Field of Dreams – if they build a website, people will come.

Which is sadly not the case.

Fortunately, there is an easy way to share your content across every major social network. By creating a free Pixelpipe account, you can send your Tweets, Facebook updates, blog posts, bookmarks and video submissions to over 100 websites… all from one simple interface.

So let’s say you wrote an interesting blog post. The next step would be to mention it on Twitter, promote it on Facebook, bookmark it, etc.

This can eat away at your efficiency. But with Pixelpipe, you can submit it everywhere with just one mouse-click.

As word spreads about your content via social networks, the next step is to…

Identify Your Biggest Fans, and Reward Them

Which is suprisingly easy to do.

Simply type your company’s name (or website, or product, etc.) into Twitter Search, and see what people are saying.

This helps you find your biggest and most vocal prospects, as well as other influential people in your market. Once you’ve found them, engage with them in a meaningful way.

For example, let’s say you run a dog supply company. You could use Twitter Search to find 50 people who frequently tweet about dog supplies and offer them one of your best products for free. Alternatively, you could offer them a special discount or to test a new, soon-to-be-released product.

But beware: do NOT under any circumstances ask for a positive review. Chances are, if someone gets your product from you for free, they’ll happily share it with others. And that is much, much more powerful than talking about your product yourself.

Selling your own product, however, should be the first step. You can easily increase your income if you…

Provide Transactional Advertising

TrialPay helped revolutionize marketing online with transactional advertising, which can help you make more sales and increase revenue per customer.

Here’s how it works: let’s say someone wants to buy your product, but they’re hesitant to pay full price for it. Using TrialPay, you can offer them your product for free as long as they buy a related product from top brands like Hotels.com or Netflix. Once they make a purchase, they receive both products and you receive a commission from the top brands.

It’s a true win/win/win. Customers get more for their money, advertisers acquire new customers, and you make more sales. Plus, the companies you’re promoting may actually pay you more money than what your product sells for.

For example, let’s say your product sells for $27, and Hotels.com pays $37 per new customer. That means you’re customer pays $27 and receives a free product, and you make $37 on the deal. Not bad, eh?

Now I’ve saved the easiest for last, which is…

Gain Traffic From Local Directories

If you’ve got a local business, be sure to include it in as many local directories as possible, including Yelp, MerchantCircle,Angie’s List,SearchLocal,Yahoo! Local,YellowPages.com,Google Local Business Center,andSuperPages.

Each of those sites let you list your business for free.

Now you could just list your site and leave it at that… but why not take it a step further? Once your site is listed, contact your super users and/or past customers and ask them to post a review about you on those sites. That way, you (hopefully) gather a number of favorable reviews, which adds social proof to your business.

But remember: do not ask for favorable reviews. Ask for honest reviews. It will be much more powerful if it’s written honestly.

Making extra income online is possible. You just need to create something of value, and share it. These four tactics will help you do just that.

Now get to work!

About the Author:Adam Costa is the author of Business In A Backpack, which explains how to run online marketing campaigns while on the road. He is a business consultant who helps small and midsize firms create high quality marketing materials, fromsell sheet printing to brochures.

Guest Post

Are homeowners taking huge risks if they don’t have sufficiently strong buildings insurance?

Home owners in the UK are taking a huge risk if they don’t have sufficiently strong buildings insurance. Britain’s temperamental weather conditions take their toll on your house, shed, greenhouse and garage, all of which are covered by buildings insurance.

Can you afford not to have buildings insurance? No, so you must take action if you are yet to secure a thorough buildings insurance policy for your home.

Failing to cover the home you’ve worked hard for can have severe repercussions. Online buildings insurance comparison sites enable property owners to find the right policy that fulfils all their requirements.

However, remember that the cheapest buildings insurance may not be the finest. It‘s far better to invest in the best buildings insurance and gain complete peace of mind regarding your property.

What exactly will buildings insurance cover you for? The policies vary, but most offer the same basic types of cover. Remember to check the large and small print of the buildings insurance policies you are considering before making your final decision. The insurance providers are there to help, so make a call and discuss their insurance policies in depth.

Most buildings insurance policies will cover all buildings situated on your property. Your home, garage, shed and greenhouse will be insured against all damage caused by storms, floods and fires.

Buildings insurance will also usually cover the accidental breakage of windows, structural damage caused by harsh weather conditions, broken roof tiles, damaged guttering and burst water or cracked gas pipes. Again, you must carefully check what the buildings insurance policy you’re considering provides cover for.

Repairing damage to your home and outbuildings can be extremely expensive. Being without buildings insurance could plunge you deep into financial difficulties should you suddenly be faced with extensive damage followed by a significant repairs bill.

Buildings insurance is the best way to ensure you will be able to cover all or a large part of the repairs costs should your home sustain damage that needs fixing immediately. The unpredictable British weather can wreak havoc on your home and outbuildings, why take an unnecessary risk by not having buildings insurance?

Few things are as important as your home and nobody can foresee what lies around the corner. Without insurance cover you’re exposed. Securing buildings insurance is the sensible way to retain financial stability and protect your home and your family.