3 October 2014

10 Amazon Mechanical Turk Tips to Make the Most Out of Money

In the past, I have talked about making money on Mturk. It provides a great way for anyone from almost anywhere in the world to earn some pocket money.

But the problem is that its just that, pocket money. Because of the low payment per task, it is very hard to make any decent amount of money as a worker on Mturk.

However, there are some things you can do in order to increase your earnings and make this a worthwhile money making job.

With that said, here are some tips and tricks that will help you make the most money on Amazon Mechanical Turk.

Participate in Mturk Related Forums

Mturk Forums are indeed very useful. These will allow give you real-time information on the going-on at the Amazon Mechanical Turk.

Joining or reading these forums will provide so much information including what other employees have experienced. Mechanical Turk workers are the ones who are setting-up , and running these forums.

They may not exactly be able to supply you with retorts against the rip-off requesters and scammers, but they can aid you duck the worst things that can happen to you at Mturk.

These forums can also lead you to the best requesters and practice.

Here are the 2 main forums:
Take Advantage of the Turkopticon Toolbar

The Turkopticon toolbar lets you view how past Mechanical Turk workers have evaluated a specific requester.

You may want to browse through the reviews of other workers before deciding to take a hit or not as these reviews are absolutely helpful.

Some reviews answer the following questions about requester they have worked with:
  • Have they rejected a hit without justifiable reason?
  • Did they pay within a reasonable time frame?
This tool is a must have if you plan on being a regular Mechanical Turk user since it really works.

Firefox and Google Chrome browsers also have an equivalent toolbar version. But I am not so sure about Internet Explorer since I was not able to find an Internet Explorer version in their website.

Find Good Paying Hits Faster with the “Sort By” Search Options

Use the search options for your benefit. For example, if you are searching for a new survey which pays more than 50 centavos, then you will need to type “survey” in the search box, then set the hit value to 50c.

You can then organize the results of the search according to the newest or freshest hits first.

This will definitely help save time which is important as there are more than a hundred thousand Mturk hits on offer at a single time. The last thing you want to happen is to go through each one of them.

Don’t Bother with 1 Cent Hits Unless…

It’s just not worth it. Sure, a 1 cent hit may take less time to complete, but it still takes time. And when you compare the amount of time you spend doing the hit and the amount of money you earn, it just doesn't look good.

The two cent hits are not that profitable either.

I personally only do low paying hits if the only requirements is clicking on something or copy and pasting a word or phrase.

Only Work on Hits with Worthwhile Payment

Evaluate first if a particular hit is really worth it before taking an Amazon Mechanical Turk hit. Take note that some hits would entail that you pass a qualification exam before you start working on the hit(s).

Others also have complicated set of instructions that will consume so much of your time. This in turn increases the likelihood that your hits will be rejected.

You may have a lot of hits to work on that pays well, but always make sure that you evaluate if these are really worth your time.

Understand the Requirements Before Accepting a Hit

Make sure that you do not often have hits returned to you due to the fact that you failed to or you do not want to finish a hit.

Remember that a series of failure to complete hits will affect your “hit return rate” negatively.

Also make sure not to complete and submit a lot of hits incorrectly, and have them rejected by requesters. This can be disappointing for the requester and actually wastes precious time.

Once or twice would be insignificant, but if done regularly, then you might end up seeing a limited range of hits that you can take.

Do as Many Survey Hits as Possible

Consider taking on the surveys you find on Mechanical Turk as these actually allow you to earn more compared to most hits.

Plus, the chances of being paid are higher too with these surveys since these are being solicited by schools colleges and universities, unlike other hits that are from virtually unknown people.

Some of the surveys you will find will let you get cash of $1 or even more for work that will only take five to ten minutes of your time. But also be vigilant, and watch out for those scam hits which pretends to be surveys.

For example, one scam survey will ask you to put your personal details by asking you to fill up a form in the guise of having you answer several question about their website.

Do Not Give Out Personal Information

Have you received any hits that requires you to give out personal information such as full name, email address, credit card details and the like?

Well, stay away from them. Otherwise, you might end up being spammed, or much worse, getting defrauded. Real Mturk requesters do not solicit for these information.

If it Looks Too Good to Be True

Have you seen those high paying Amazon Mechanical Turk hits?…

Well, beware as these are often placed by spammers. Come to think of it, no one will actually pay $20 in Mechanical Turk for you to test their website. Is it too good to be true? Then most probably, it is.

Those requester who are willing to pay $10 or $20 for a minute or two minute work such as asking you to check if their website is working, are in most cases not real.

Link Your Bank Account to Amazon

Amazon allows you to be updated on the amount of money you already earned as you keep using Mturk (Just take note that some requesters will not immediately pay you).

In your Amazon account, you can see the Mechanical Turk money inside the section referred to as Amazon Payment.

You have the option to change the money into a gift card money that you can use for purchases in Amazon. But if you prefer it in cash, then make sure to link a bank account to your Amazon account.

26 September 2014

How to Make Money in Second Life Virtual Online Game

Shopping for any kind of goods and services you can imagine is one of the most-frequently-reported best features of Second Life. Even a person with a free membership still may need money to buy desired virtual stuff in-world.

Inside Second Life, the virtual currency is the linden dollar is referred to as lindens or L$.

Linden dollars are exchangeable for US dollars (US$) in a marketplace consisting of residents, Linden Lab and Real Life companies. Linden dollars can be purchased in-world or in Real Life and transferred into L$. They can be sold for US dollars. The approximate exchange rate is around US$4 = L$1000.

There are lots of ways to earn money in Second Life and new ways are being created every day.

Unskilled Jobs

Unskilled jobs include dancer, model, shop attendant, greeter, bouncer and security agent. Search for and then travel to the shops, clubs and dance halls and ask for work. Generally, you have to have been an SL resident at least one month to be hired.

Skilled Jobs

Skilled jobs include builder, modeler, texturer, scripter, animator, fashion clothing designer, architect, home builder, furniture designer, weaponeer, vehicle designer, event host, DJ, stand-up comedian, trivia event host, salesman, and many others. These are real skills requiring knowledge, experience. and the ability to sell your services to others.


These are part-time news reporters and feature writers, broadcasters and disc jockeys, professionals in public relations and advertising, as well as lawyers, economists, counselors and therapists. These are real professional jobs requiring knowledge, experience. and the ability to sell your services to others.


These are full-time news reporters and feature writers who work for SL newspapers and magazines, broadcasters and disc jockeys who work for SL TV and radio stations, professionals in public relations and advertising who work for agencies and survey research firms. They also are lawyers, economists, counselors and therapists who run their own full-time service firms in SL. These are real professionals and their work requires knowledge, experience. and the ability to convince others to use your services.


Entrepreneurs include developers who put up malls and business offices to rent space to other business persons, land barons who actually are real estate agents, linden dollar brokers, and organizers of groups, associations and companies.


People with building skills make a lot of money in SL by creating content and selling it to other others for resale. Anything that can be made in SL or made outside and brought into SL can be sold: objects, clothes, scripts, animations, textures, vehicles, buildings, plants, skins, hair, and on and on.


A good way to make more money is by selling goods to other residents. For instance, objects, clothes, scripts, animations, textures, etc. You don't have to be able to build if you can buy from those who can. Anything that can be made in SL or made outside and brought into SL can be resold inside SL: objects, clothes, scripts, animations, textures, vehicles, buildings, plants, skins, hair, and on and on.


Gambling is illegal in Second Life. It's a violation of the terms of service (TOS). However, there sometimes are small cash prizes goods given away at small events. For instance, bingo, trivia, SLingo, Tringo, etc.


When you hire yourself out to do work for another resident you are a contractor. Consider what you can do that others might not like to do for themselves, or not know how to do for themselves.


Teach someone something. Any of the basic skills, intermediate skills, or advanced skills. How to build or script or get the most out of living inside SL. Either one-on-one or else host an educational event which instructs several other residents about how to use Second Life.

Welfare Recipients

If you pay Linden Lab for a premium membership to Second Life, you will receive a weekly stipend of L$300.

25 September 2014

10 Different Ways to Make Money with Android Apps

1. Paid Apps

A quick an easy way to make money with Android apps is to make the app into a paid app. A user would have to purchase your app for a X amount of dollars to use your app.

2. In-App Purchases (IAP)

In-app purchases allow your users to purchase goods within your game/application.

Example: Unlock a certain feature or purchase a virtual good within a game.

3. Interstitial Ads

An ad which takes over the whole screen. The ad can be displayed anytimewithin your game or application. These ads generate a high eCPM versus traditional banner ads. Recommended Android ad network to use for interstitial ad is:

4. Virtual Currency

Virtual currency is commonly used within Android games to monetize game users. It allows users to earnvirtual currency by completingadvertisement offers, watchingadvertisement videos or by purchasingvirtual currency through in-apppurchases. The virtual currency thencould be used to purchase virtualgoods.Mobile virtual currency ad networks you can use are:

5. Banner Ads

A banner ad that you can place anywhere within your application/game. A very simple and easy way to earn money with your Android apps.Mobile ad networks you could use are

6. Push Ads

A push ad is an ad that is sent to the users notification tray. Away to monetize even whenthe user is not using the app. Recommended push notification ad network is

7. Icon Ads

An ad icon that is displayed within the users Android device. The user is asked to install it when opening the application you wish to monetize. One of the recommended icon Android ad networks is

8. Offer Wall

An offer wall is displayed to the user when the app is opened up. It displays various deals that the users could sign up for. Recommended offer wall mobile ad network is

9. Reward Ad Networks

A reward ad network that rewards the user with real rewards for accomplishments within a game/app. Recommended mobile reward ad network is

10. Ring Ads

Audio ads that are played during the waiting time while the other provider connects the call. Mobile ad network recommended for ring ads is

3 September 2014

Top 10 Ways to Make Easy Money Online in 2014

1. Make $10 Fast with QuickRewards

This is my favorite site for completing free offers and getting paid cash fast into my PayPal.

But basically you sign up for free, spend 20-30 minutes completing some free offers (visiting sites, subscribing to free newsletters, playing games, etc), then cash out.

The cool thing about this site is that there is no minimum requirement for cashing out. So, you can get paid even if you have 5 cents in your account.

That said, if you spend 20 minuets or so on this site, I am sure you can easily make $10. The best part is that they pay via PayPal within hours.

2. Make Money Fast Selling Used Books

Who doesn’t have tons of books laying around the house! We all do, and frankly, they are just getting dusty. But you can make some quick cash by selling your used books. Forget about selling on eBay or Craigslist. That means you have to wait for buyers.

Instead use BookScouter.com to sell your books quickly.

It’s very simple really…

Visit BookScouter.com, enter the 10-digit ISBN number of your book and hit enter. The system will then look up to see how much the book is worth, and within seconds you’ll get an offer.

If you accept the offer, you can print out a prepaid shipping label from their site, send in the book, and within 2 weeks or so you get paid. You can choose whether to be paid in PayPal or by Check.

3. Take a Few Surveys with SurveySpot

I’ve been involved with paid surveys for 8 years now, I have seen all kinds of legit and scam sites. But I have made the most money with SurveySpot. This is a real panel backed by a legit market research company.

You sign up for free, fill out your profile, and whenever there is any survey that matches your profile, you get notified.

And no, this is not a survey site that gives you useless points.. It’s all cash here. An average survey pays around $2, but the pay can go up to $30 or more depending on the survey. You can request a check once you have $10, which you can probably reach within a week or so.

Ready to get paid for your opinion? Sign up at SurveySpot.com.

4. Make $5 Over and Over Again

Fiverr is an online market place where people sell any kind of service starting from 5 bucks. It can be anything from writing services to voice overs, design, making prank phone calls, recording yourself singing a song,…

Basically anything you can think of, no matter how bizarre it may be, can be sold on Fiverr.

I made $2,654 on Fiverr in 2013 offering a few different gigs. Though there are people who make 6 figure income there.

Ready to get started?…

Visit Fiverr and sign up for free. Put up your profile, get a gig up and running and start making money.

5. Get Paid to Read Emails

InboxDollars is a great site where you can literally get paid for reading your emails, signing up for offers, taking surveys, and even shopping.

It’s 100% free to join InboxDollars. In fact, they’ll give you $5 just for signing up. How cool is that?

Once you earn $30, you can request a check, which you will receive in 2-3 days.

Wanna give it a try?…

6. Get Cash for Cleaning Out Your Closet

ThredUp is like an online consignment store.

How it works:

  • Visit their site and order a “Clean Out” bag.
  • Fill the bag up with unused clothes you have in your closet.
  • Print out the prepaid shipping label from the site and send the bag to them.
  • Earn 40% of the resale value for each item.

You can either ask for store credit, or get paid via PayPal.

7. Get Paid to Scan Your Groceries

The Nielsen company is a reputed market research firm that has been around for ages. Nielsen Homescan is a division in the company that focuses on consumer purchases.

Here is how it works:

Visit Nielsen Homescan and sign up for free.

Once you become a member, they’ll send you a scanner.

Whenever you grocery shop, simply scan the barcodes on the back of each item. Nielsen uses this data to gauge consumer activity when it comes to grocery shopping.

What you get for doing that?

Well, you earn points for scanning each item. You can then turn those points into great rewards such as toys, electronics, jewelry, household items, and so on.

8. Get a Cashback Credit Card

Who wouldn’t want to make money with credit cards! This is a no brainer to me. Cashback credit cards work the same way as any other credit card, except you earn money whenever you use them.

The money is usually paid to you in one big lump sum at the end of the year. Although some companies do pay you this money monthly.

The best cash back credit cards pay you up to 5% cash back for the first few months and then it goes down to 1.25% on every purchase you make.

For example, with the American Express Platinum Cashback card, spending $500 a month earns you around $130 in the first year. Sure, $130 doesn’t sound like much, but if you are going to make those purchases anyway, you may as well use a cashback card to get some money back.

9. Get Paid to Try Apps

Elusive Stars is a company where app developers use to test new app ideas before spending hundreds of thousands of dollars developing it.

As an app tester, your job is simply to install the app, play with it for a few days (or weeks, depending on what the developer wants), and get paid. That’s it!

If you like to give it a try, here is the link to Elusive Stars’ home page.

10. Get Paid to Work Out

New year and new resolutions. Now you can have another reason to keep up with your “exercise more” resolution. The GymPact app pays you to work out.

Here is how it works:

First, you need to install the app. Then, you will create a “pact”, which is a work out routine that you are going to commit to. You then identify the number of days you will do this work out and how much you are willing to pay for each day you don’t.

If you do not lose any day, you get paid a few dollars (the amount is based on your initial set up). Of course, this money comes from those who didn’t commit to their work out.

It’s a great way to commit yourself to exercising more and making some extra cash.

24 August 2014

20 Ways In Which You Can Easily Make Money Online

1. Make Money Online Filling Out Surveys

Fill Out Surveys: Sign up with one or more of the many survey companies easily found on the Internet and select the type of surveys which will suit you best. The forms of these surveys on products and/or are quite easy to fill out and they can earn you good extra money.

2. Make Money Online Selling on eBay

Sell on eBay: Tens of thousands of people are spending good amounts of cash on eBay each and every day of the year and sellers are making substantial amounts of money. There is no reason why you too should not take a bite out of this moneymaking online opportunity.

Obtaining a seller’s account at eBay is free, quick and easy and I suggest you practice their auction system by selling your own personal items which you no longer need or want.

3. Make Money Online Blogging

Blog: When they are set up effectively, monetized blogs can generate impressive incomes over time and to create them merely requires a minimal expense and some of your time and effort.

Serious bloggers who want to retain full control use their own domains but you can also utilize free hosting sites such as Blogger or WordPress.

4. Make Money Online Trading Binary

Trade Binary Options: Becoming a trader of binary options which are simply financial contracts requires no prior experience, just intuition to predict whether commodities such as gold, silver, international monetary exchange rates, etc. will go up or down in the immediate future.

Correct predictions in the trading binary options game can earn huge amounts of money very quickly.

5. Make Money Online with Websites

Create Websites: With rather small upfront investments for domain names and webhosting services, you can build and publish websites that can serve as your online storefronts for any number of great moneymaking techniques such as affiliate marketing, selling your own products, AdSense ads, etc.

Today’s Internet provides numerous easy and free platforms like WordPress for building, publishing and maintaining websites that rank well, drive search engine traffic that converts into sales that make good money.

6. Make Money Online with Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate Marketing: As an affiliate marketer, you will direct buyers from your promotional website to vendors who will pay you commission for each completed sales transaction. It’s as simple as that and can be extremely lucrative.

All you need to do is join the right affiliate program, create your sales page and watch the money roll in.

7. Make Money Online with Facebook

Facebook: Being the most popular social media that’s becoming more and more fashionable all the time, tens or even hundreds of thousands of individuals from around the world are using Facebook each and every day. Thus it has become a very effective platform for making money online.

The process is quick, easy and fun. Simply sign up, create your Facebook page and start the networking process by branding yourself, your skills and your products / services.

8. Make Money Online by Website Flipping

Website Flipping: You can sharpen your skills and make good online money by building, developing and publishing websites and then selling them for profit. To ensure that the websites you intend to flip or sell have the following desirable attributes:

• High Google page rankings
• Attract substantial search engine traffic
• Visual appeal
• Consistently generate money via AdSense, affiliate links, paid memberships, paid ads, etc.

9. Make Money Online by Writing Content

Writing Content: Every website needs written content, informational or tutorial, and many site owners and/or webmasters either don’t know how to write or are afraid of the process. This opens up terrific opportunities for making money online by writing content for sites (websites and blogs) as well as eBooks, e-Magazines, e-Manuals, e-Newsletters, etc.

The downside to writing for the web is that it’s usually ghostwriting which means that credit will not be given. The upside, however, is that there is good money to be made directly or through classified ads and Craigslist as well as through services such as provided by vWorker and Elance.

10. How to Make Money Online with Google AdSense

Google AdSense: AdSense is an online money generating system that works on autopilot once it has been set up on a website or blog and has been known to bring in impressive profits.

It is a system whose membership is free and it pops in ads which are relevant to the content of the given site. Each time a visitor to your site clicks on one of the ads, you effortlessly earn some money.

11. Make Money Online by Promoting & Selling eBooks

Promoting & Selling eBooks: Today’s Internet is filled with countless eBooks on every topic imaginable and in every niche market. Since creators / writers of these eBooks are continually looking for help promoting and selling them, you can make terrific online money by becoming their affiliate marketer.

Of course, you can also write your own informational or tutorial eBooks and proceed to promote and sell them yourself. In this case the profits will be all yours as a posed to merely settling for commission.

12. Make Money Online with ClickBank

ClickBank: Having been named as America’s No. 1 affiliate network, ClickBank is the largest and most comprehensive online marketplace through which affiliate marketers can promote other developers’ digital products and vendors can sell digital information products that they’ve created themselves.

Listing tens of thousands of products, serving more than 200 countries around the world and providing incredible administrative services; ClickBank is the perfect venue for making money online.

13. Make Money Online via CPA Offers

CPA Offers: Gaining popularity all the time, CPA (Cost Per Action) is a way of making money online without actually selling anything. Add a CPA offer on you website and each time a visitor clicks on its link and proceeds by following directions to enter their name, email address, zip code, etc. you get paid.

Signing up as a CPA marketer is extremely easy and setting up the system on your site is completely intuitive.

14. Make Money Online by Trading Forex

Trading Forex: Much like buying and selling of stocks and bonds in the stock market, trading Forex is buying and selling foreign currencies for profit.

Although prior experience in trading is a definite plus, trading Forex is not at all hard to learn and the earning can be tremendous. I would highly recommend for newbies to start out with fake demo accounts and practice, practice, practice.

15. Make Money Online with Twitter

Twitter: Second only to Facebook in its scope within the social media environment, Twitter is a venue through which tens of thousands of members “tweet” communities consisting of families, friends, neighbors, associates, colleagues, etc. And much like Facebook, Twitter offers terrific opportunities for earning money online.

The key to cashing in through this platform is to compile a large list of contacts with whom trustworthy relationships are formed and cultivated overtime.

16. Make Money Online through Network Marketing or MLM

Network Marketing or MLM: Marketing researchers predict that network marketing or multi-level marketing (MLM) will be the fastest growing industry of the foreseeable future and the possibilities are nearly limitless. As a matter of fact, that is how wealthy individuals like Donald Trump and Tony Robbins have started out and you could too.

However, network marketing or MLM will require that you take time to learn the ropes and then be willing to invest the energy and hard work that is required for success in this highly profitable arena.

17. Make Money Online through Informational Membership Sites

Informational Membership Sites: Unlike most website that want to attract as many visitors as possible, membership sites allow access only to those individuals who have opted in or signed up to become paid members.

Select an interesting topic and provide worthwhile information, and your membership database will continue to grow and the proceeds will flow straight into your pockets.

18. Make Money Online by Writing for Other Bloggers

Writing for Other Bloggers: The Internet has many online companies which are constantly searching for writers for their blogs and a good example would be Creative Weblogging. Likewise, there are companies such as Pay U 2 Blog that would be willing to pay you for writing on your own blog.

Depending on how much time and effort you are willing and able to invest, you can opt for both options and you can sign up with multiple companies. How much online money you will be making is entirely up to you.

19. Make Money Online by Bringing Offline Products to the Web

Bring Offline Product to the Web: Becoming a sales agent for a company that sells products which have not yet been introduced to the net is a great way to make money online because the competition has not yet formed.

Perform your due diligence, launch a great promotional website around such products and sell to your heart’s content because you will have no rivals who might snatch your customers away.

20. How to Make Money Online by Becoming a Virtual Assistant

Become a Virtual Assistant: If you have marketable skills such as administrative, accounting, bookkeeping, editing, translating, proofreading, etc. and you own a computer that has a good Internet connection and a working telephone; there is no reason why you could not earn great online money by working from the comfort of your own home.

With telephone services, online and cell phone messaging and emails you could be communicating and transferring project back and forth with individuals and/or companies all over the world.

13 August 2014

How to Make Money Commenting On Kingged.com

My first encounter with kingged.com was through a comment made on one of my articles on earnmoneyonline4998.com. I however took that as a normal comment from a visitor. Well, this soon changed as the comments were regular and full of value. Next, my Google Analytics stats soon started talking of kingged.com. There was an interesting number of referral traffic coming to my blog from this content network.

Make money commenting on Kingged.com

This is not a joke! Kingged.com is giving everyone an opportunity to make money online even without a blog. All you need to do is connect to the site, comment on the posts that are being published and win money. Up to $1000 is put aside every month for commentators and social media users. Though this is a contest, everyone commenting on the platform can win.

Traffic, exposure, leads and profits

While kingged.com is giving us this opportunity today to make money commenting on it, there is more in that package. I have shown you above that targeted traffic is part of the deal. Now, from details given on this contest page, you realize it’s not just about the money. While commenting, you get more traffic, links, exposure, friendship, leads, etc.

How much money can you make by commenting on kingged?

It all depends on you. You can make up your mind to earn more by being more active. Beside commenting, you can do some more social media promotion and be paid. As a matter of fact, you also get paid to post to Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus. Isn't that an interesting opportunity?

Simple reason why people don’t make money online

I can tell you for sure that there is just one big reason people don’t make money online. They don’t focus. They keep jumping from one cheap “big thing” to the other leaving behind the real gold that requires just a little effort. Who even told you you can make money without work?

Here is a real opportunity you can focus on and make real money. Give kingged.com a try. Stop messing around and wasting time running behind some crazy millionaires claim.

Yes, you can make money with this opportunity kingged is offering you. Head over to the contest page and read more.

10 August 2014

Make Some Easy Money With Google Helpouts

HelpOuts is something that will forever change the landscape of Internet Marketing. It is a new way to connect people who need help with people who can give help over live video. Regular people like you can signup to become a helpouts instructor and charge for your time.

There are so many ways you can offer help on Helpouts and make money: You can teach someone how to fix his garage door, or how to remove a computer virus from his PC, how to install and configure WordPress, how to setup a WordPress plugin or Template, how to install an app on mobile phone, how to work in cPanel, how to backup database, how to use any software, etc. It basically starts from anything and ends at anything. There is no limit. People need help every moment and are ready to pay for it.

How Can You Use Google Helpouts?

Business owners and marketers can use Google Helpouts as an integral part of growing a business. Use Helpouts to set yourself up as an expert in your field by helping people who need your knowledge.

If you’re seeking to hire a new employee or consultant and you want to vet their expertise, search Helpouts and see all of the people who consider themselves an expert in the field. Then invite them to a Helpout and give them a problem to solve or ask them questions on topics to see how they answer them.

Students who need help on their assignments can jump onto a Helpout and get immediate assistance. If you’re a teacher or a tutor, you can become a Helpout instructor and create a small side business to complement your love of teaching.

Since Helpouts are built on Google’s Hangouts technology, all of the features you find in Hangouts are available to use in Helpouts. These include remote desktop, Google drive, the handy YouTube video app and other tools that are useful for giving advice, doing demonstrations and sharing files.

How Can You Monetize Google Helpouts?

Helpouts instructors are given full control of how much they charge for their live video help sessions.

You can either give your sessions for free or charge a fee for your expertise. You might choose to charge by the minute or find that charging by an increment of time (say $20 for 15 minutes) works better for your business model.

Just browsing through the Helpouts website, you can see that some people are charging $50-$150 per hour to offer their advice on all sorts of topics. Google handles all of the billing and retains 20% of the fee as their share, paying the instructor 80% of the fee collected each month.

It’s very exciting to discover ways that entrepreneurs can generate additional leads, plus publicly promote their brand and make money in a very simple manner. Google Helpouts do all three of these things effortlessly.

Why Become a Helpouts Instructor?

Google is looking for people to offer their services and advice to others. If you’re an expert in your field and already use social media to share your knowledge, wisdom or expertise, then you should consider becoming a Helpouts instructor.

It’s taken most of us years to grow status as an expert in our field. Now anyone with an approved Helpouts instructor account who delivers quality content can make additional income, and most importantly, be known as an expert in their field.

5 August 2014

Earn Easy Money With Top Affiliate Networks

CJ Affiliate Network

CJ (Commission Junction) have impressive list of most demanded environment-friendly offerings of “Green” product categories like Clothing/Apparel, Beauty, Food and Drinks, Computer and Electronics, Health and Wellness, Gifts and Flowers, Home and Garden, Recreation and Leisure and travel.

Consumers demand has shown steady growth for years with no signs of slowing down. Affiliates can diversify their offerings with developing new marketing channel along with the CJ merchants focusing on green products and services.

Advantages to join this network

  • CJ targets larger merchants in comparison to ShareASale
  • Wide variety of products/services/companies to promote
  • Exclusive network that offers green products
  • Better quality products than ClickBank
  • No cheap and nasty books to read
  • Options to direct link products with variety of links including text, images, buttons or banners
  • Reasonable statistical information

Why do you choose this affiliate network?

  • Largest Affiliate marketing network in North America
  • Established Merchants with 500 retailers, 62% powered by CJ
  • Tons of affiliate banners involved
  • Selling of Green products which is present demand
  • Directly linking individual products, the most effective way for affiliate sales
  • Centralized and secured affiliate payment system


ClickBank deals with digital products which can be downloaded after purchase. It holds variety of products mainly software products like gambling, eBooks, Health and fitness products, green products, food, wine, cooking and e-business, e-marketing and self-help eBook products.

The quality of affiliate products may not be predicted as you may find unknown companies listed on ClickBank. However, ClickBank offers “Gravity” score of each product which specifies how many different affiliates have sold this product over past 8 weeks. Higher the gravity, better is the product.

Advantages to join Clickbank

  • Easiest network to start with affiliate marketing program
  • May not find such quantum of products in LinkShare or ShareASale
  • Unlike any other network, gravity score system shows quality of products.
  • Unlike Adsense, can promote product of your liking
  • Deliver almost 70% commission of the product price

Why do you choose this affiliate network?

  • Easy and simple creation of account to start with
  • More control on selecting affiliate products
  • Can track your performance with adding your own tracking code
  • More generous commission paid to the affiliates
  • Affiliate can add search feature for ClickBank products on their website

Amazon Associates Program

Amazon Associates Program is largest and most well-known affiliate networks worldwide with over 100,000 book titles and 40,000 products in hundreds of categories and subcategories that include cloth and fabrics, food, common metal, Alternative fuel, extreme sports, farm and gardening.

Advantages to join this Amazon Associates Program

  • According to Nielson Research, Amazon is the most trusted brand
  • Affiliate can personalized ads for your visitors, display product reviews or have your online store
  • Offers simpler user interface in comparison to its nearest competitor CJ
  • Affiliate get access to Associates Central – Amazon’s extranet for associates to build links, view traffic,earning reports and latest news
  • Competitive commission nearly 10% on each sale that you generate unlike other network with just 8.5%
  • Loves their affiliates giving great and instantaneous support in their problems

Why do you choose this Amazon Associates Program?

  • Easy set up
  • Offer huge array of products
  • Offers great commission
  • Offer multiple choice of payment
  • Offer great support

ShareASale Affiliate

ShareASale is another affiliate program primarily servicing over 2500 advertisers (merchants) and over million publishers (affiliates). ShareASale is merchant mix that goes well with niches like web development, Internet marketing, green products, or niche fashion. Affiliates can freely register and find products to promote that are available from merchants while merchants use ShareASale to implement, track and manage their products markets by affiliates.

Advantages to join this network ShareASale Affiliate

  • Product/services convert well in your niche which is most “likes” to affiliates
  • Offer niche brands with strong ability to connect major brands unlike Google which offers niche products
  • Affiliate interface is user-friendly
  • Offers much transparent ranking to its nearest competitor LinkShare
  • Offers 30-90 days cookie length from your visitor’s initial click, Google offer just 7 days cookie length
  • Offer pay-per-click, pay-per-lead and pay-per-sale commission
  • Offer better and assured earnings with no worry of CDR policy.
  • ShareASale Treat affiliates well and fairly trusted in time payment

  • Why do you choose this ShareASale Affiliate?

  • Affiliate interface is powerful command center for your business
  • Reliable and secured network
  • Quite competitive commission rates
  • Comprehensive commission tracking, commission payouts, link generation
  • Ease of commission payment
  • Commendable affiliate support system

Google Affiliate Network

Google affiliate marketing network is becoming powerful force with blessing of its parent company Google. It deals with regular household products such as clothing, tools or any products that are available in the mall.Google affiliate network may not be much popular for the reason that the network is not tailored to certain types of niche. Affiliates who are involved in blogging, money making and related niche then you may find very few products worth promoting.

Advantages to join this Google Affiliate Network

  • Works on Cost Per Action
  • High performing advertisers
  • Save time with speedy and intuitive interface
  • Track conversion and access real-time reporting
  • Integration with Google Adsense gives additional earning with Adsense commission
  • Enjoy local payments via Adsense account

Why do you choose this Google Affiliate Network?

  • Easy to Use with perfect listing of categories and subtitle with comfortable navigation
  • Easy to use search option with intelli-sense typing
  • Detailed marketing material including link generator, data feeds, banners etc
  • Great reporting and tracking features in Google Affiliate Network
  • Ample support from knowledgeable customer support representative

LinkShare Affiliate Network

LinkShare is especially useful for aspiring merchants who research popular brands from niche affiliate marketing that they want to advertise on their sites. LinkShare is boon for advertisers (merchants/vendors) and publisher (affiliate) network meet for benefit of both the parties seeking right partners for their online business.

Advantages to join this affiliate network

  • Reliability network with most prestigious and fortune 500 brands
  • Chance to promote only branded and quality products unlike any other network
  • Over 500 retailers and fantastic programs, each categorized on type of products/services
  • Availability of educational tools, strategic help from development team
  • Network that will not be ignored by affiliate to partner with leading brands

Why do you choose LinkShare?

  • Convenience to both affiliate and merchants
  • All needful merchant services at single place saving lot of time and efforts
  • Affiliate can choose partners by comparing products, commission rate, and benefits
  • Excellent tracking services with comprehensive reports and statements, sales and commission rates of your business partners
  • Analytics help to take critical business decisions
  • Affiliate will get lump sum commission

Affiliate Window

Affiliate Window is not only largest but award-winning affiliate marketing company in the UK with over 75,000 registered affiliates, over 750 blue-chip merchants. Typically, affiliates of this network are online publisher or partner who has access to traffic and sends traffic via links to your site. In turn, affiliates will earn commission based on any sales generated from this traffic. This model is commonly known as Cost Per Action (CPA) which is more transparent and accountable than Cost Per Click (CPC) model.

Advantages to join this Affiliate Window

  • Offers range of products/services in ecommerce marketplace to enable partners to grow through technology, engaged traffic and profitable ROI
  • Offers exclusive and extensive business model to their merchants and affiliates with ShopWindow and ConentWindow
  • ShopWindow is product comparison engine holding over 5 million products from mainstream and niche merchants
  • ContentWindow is widgets to complement site content with relevant product offers and services
  • Offer more transparent and accountable Cost Per Action (CPA) model instead of older Cost Per Click (CPC) model

Why do you choose Affiliate Window?

  • Broad base of merchants for affiliates to promote
  • Best performing banner servers
  • Good reporting software to track clicks and conversions accurately
  • Innovative product feeds, widgets etc to provide dynamic content for your site
  • Two Tier Commission structure; 5% commission participating with merchants and some additional payouts dependent on profit margins


LinkConnector is a well-constructed affiliate marketing program with a professional business model, helping merchants and affiliates increase online sales. Offers all standard affiliate program benefits, but is also changing the face of affiliate marketing to better meet your expectations. Affiliate can help individuals, companies, webmasters to finding way to market their online businesses and increase profits

Advantages to join this LinkConnector

  • Offers same solutions as other affiliate program with new different approach using naked link technology
  • Allows affiliates to directly link to merchant’s site without any parameters
  • Helps affiliate to find out most profitable and optimal promotions for you out of several other promotions
  • Target to make earn more money for both affiliates as well as merchants

Why do you choose LinkConnector?

  • Dedicated Affiliate Relation team
  • Access to hundreds of top merchants campaigns
  • More choices with novel technologies like Standard Links, Naked Links
  • Advanced reporting and easy to use interface
  • Customized communication
  • Zero tolerance fraud policy

Neverblue Affiliate Program

NeverBlue again is global affiliate marketing network that bring affiliates and online advertisers together as partners with carefully monitored advertising. Affiliate can use various marketing tactics like search engine marketing, email marketing, contextual advertising, incentive marketing and banner ads to focus on lead generation.

Advantages to join Neverblue Affiliate Program

  • Proprietary technology model makes you earn faster
  • Two contact for every affiliate Client Service and Network Manager
  • Values affiliates very strongly being premier of lead generation network
  • Allow to use of creative mediums like search, banner, email, social media networks
  • Accurate and generous payouts with exceptional rewards for high quality affiliates

Why do you choose Neverblue Affiliate Program?

  • Easy to work with
  • Great advertising experience
  • Offer proprietary platform
  • Generous payouts

PepperJam Affiliate Network

PepperJam is becoming popular and biggest affiliate website with most trusted brands. It offers best products for bloggers and website owners who earn through affiliate marketing. PepperJam hold over 700 merchants in 28 astounding product categories like Family, Foods and Drinks, Toys, Recreation, Leisure, Travel, Art, Education, Legal, Automotive, Games, Sports and Fitness, Computers and Electronics, Art and Music, Insurance, E-Commerce, Marketing Books, Financial Services, Businesses etc.

Advantages to join PepperJam Affiliate Network

  • Offer “PepperJam Ads” where affiliate can use widget to show customized niche ads to your website that come from single or multiple advertisers
  • Ad units comes in various dimension and size
  • “PepperJam Ads” is another medium to earn online
  • Offers chat feature for affiliate to communicate with any advertiser facilitating smooth business relationship

Why do you choose PepperJam Affiliate Network?

  • Link your favorite products
  • Create dedicated product feed websites
  • Supplements your existing content
  • Add additional value to your coupon or incentives
  • State of art real time reporting like commission report, transaction summary, transaction details, traffic reports

By now you must have decided which affiliate marketing network you want to go with. Share your story if you have ever worked with any of the top affiliate networks listed in this article and made money from this.

23 July 2014

7 Effective Ways To Make Money With Twitter

There are plenty of ways to make money online, though not all of them are created equal. With Twitter, however, there are more opportunities than ever to generate some extra income.

In fact, some people have even made careers out of the money they make with Twitter, but you don’t have to be a social media wunderkind in order to mimic their success. All it takes is some creativity and the ambition to carry it out.

1. Crowdsource

Crowd sourcing is the practice of soliciting ideas and contributions from a large group or community. It’s been a marketing darling for years, especially when it comes to social media.

With Twitter, crowd sourcing is an effective way to bring in contributions from your followers (new and old) in order to fund your business or idea. This is especially useful in tandem with something like Kickstarter.

Crowd sourcing can make you plenty of money, or at least capital, but only if it is done correctly. Read up on plenty of successful case studies before attempting to start your first project.

2. Sell products

This seems like a no-brainer, but some businesses actually forget that people won’t buy anything if they don’t see a call-to-action.

Now, when it comes to how you sell products on Twitter, the conversation becomes a little more old school. One of the most effective strategies is to use promotions and discounts to spur spending.

Some businesses have found plenty of success in daily deals and other basic marketing practices that fit well with Twitter. Just make sure that you’re not overwhelming your Twitter feed with pushy selling.

3. Produce your own Twitter-related service

Your audience is on Twitter, which means you already know what they’re using in their free time. Take advantage of this by creating a Twitter product that they will want.

For example, a lot of Twitter users would like to use an app that lets them generate hash tags automatically, based on popularity. Something like this may exist already, but you can develop a better product that your followers will love you for.

Alternatively, you can use websites like Fiverr to charge people for building their Twitter presence. I’ve done this myself by helping other people generate (real) Twitter followers for low prices‒$5 for every 100 followers.

4. Use Sponsored Tweets

Did you know you can actually charge businesses for your Tweets? On SponsoredTweets, you can find sponsors who will pay you to Tweet about their products for a fee you arrange.

Just make sure that you watch what you Tweet on the side. There are ample people who've been fired for what they Tweet, and the same goes for losing a relationship with a sponsor.

5. Discover new leads

Thanks to Twitter’s fantastic search engine tool, you can seek out potential customers based on their bios and what they’re Tweeting.

Let’s say you sell skateboards. You can find new leads by searching for terms like “Need a new skateboard” or “Wish I had a skateboard like this.” From there, you can Tweet at the individual and let them know of a promotion you’re doing on skateboards. You could even offer them a coupon code if they’re interested.

6. Hold a Twitter contest

Nothing engages people quite as efficiently as a prize. Try linking up with a local business who wants some publicity. Offer to hold a contest with Twitter and be paid a percentage of the sales that come in.

There are a lot of fun and creative ways to make a contest enticing for followers. You can ask them to be judges, crowd source them for ideas, or simply ask them to favorite/re tweet something.

7. Use YouTube

If you’re savvy with videos, then consider making Twitter-related tutorials that people are searching for on Twitter. With AdSense, you can monetize your YouTube content and make plenty of money based solely on your Twitter expertise.

15 July 2014

5 Effective Ways To Make Money With Facebook

Facebook, with its 800+ million users, presents a huge opportunity for business. But the first question people ask is, "Can it really generate money?" If you've read any of the Facebook marketing case studies over the last year, you've seen examples of small business profits and boosts in eCommerce sales via Facebook sharing. If your business is ready to move toward Facebook profits, your next question should be: "What distinguishes profitable and unprofitable Facebook marketing campaigns?"
First, consider your revenue model. What steps will get your users to buy? How do you attract their attention in the first place? What does the conversion funnel look like? And how does Facebook fit with the marketing channels that already work for you, like email, text messages and affiliate revenue?. There are a number of strategies companies use to do Facebook business effectively. Let's look at five of them.

1. Advertising-Based Ecommerce

Marketers can leverage the massive reach and highly customizable targeting of Facebook's ad platform. They can create ads that take clickers straight to an eCommerce site, bypassing fan marketing entirely. The ads-direct-to-websites option is often overlooked, but can be immediately profitable. If you're not 100% sure about committing to the time and creativity required for fan marketing, then test direct-to-site ad traffic first.
For example, Vamplets.com, which sells plush vampire baby dolls, achieved a 300% ROI on eCommerce sales in its first month of advertising directly to the eCommerce site, according to a company representative.

2. Fan Marketing Ecommerce

Fan marketing is selling to fans by posting from your page into their news feeds.
Fans appear to be more responsive when acquired through ads than through contests, content or legacy. Data analysis in 2011 from companies like PageLever revealed that many multimillion-fan brand pages were reaching 7% or fewer of their fans. Some pages have hundreds of thousands of fans who never liked or commented on a post, and have not seen the page's posts for years.
Success with fan marketing requires that you be as visible as possible to your fans, and EdgeRank has a time decay factor. New fans may be required in some cases. Some businesses have taken the radical step to start entirely new pages and use Facebook ads to grow a new and more targeted fan base. With their more sophisticated and up-to-date understanding of how to engage fans, they achieve better results than they had with their old page. Some profitable examples include Baseball Roses, Rosehall Kennel, WUSLU and SuperHeroStuff.
Baseball Roses sells artificial roses made from real baseballs. Founder of the company, Mark Ellingson, explained that they were unsuccessful with Google AdWords because no one was searching for their innovative product. They achieved a 473% ROI from their spend on fan acquisition via Facebook ads.
Rosehall Kennel breeds and sells German Shepherds, and has achieved more than 4,000% ROI on its fan acquisition spend, according to owner Eliot Roberts. What's more, they have seen fewer requests for discounts and a shorter sales cycle. WUSLU is a Woot-like site for home decor. While the company would not release exact profitability numbers, they are excited about their Facebook marketing results and have no plans to stop.

3. Facebook Ads and Email

Many companies already have email dialed in. They know how much the average email subscriber is worth to their company, and they have an email marketing process that's profitable.
For these companies, whether they initiate fan marketing or not, it makes sense to use Facebook ads to acquire even more subscribers, as long as those subscribers are qualified. Facebook advertising can be targeted according to 16 different criteria, including age, gender, interests, location, relationship status, connection to pages you admin, workplace, education level, majors in college and more. Add to that some ad copy that calls out the people you want to target, and you can ensure these new subscribers are qualified.
By sending contest-based email campaigns integrated with social networking, one Fortune 500 company achieved a 400% increase in email open rate, click rates of 14%, and one-fifth of their email subscribers also became fans, according to Steve Gaither, president of JB Chicago, the marketing agency that worked with the company.

4. Facebook Ads and Text Messaging

Businesses haven't rushed to adopt SMS marketing, but 24% of mobile marketers have found their campaign ROI met or exceeded their expectations, and 4% of all mobile users have responded to a coupon for a product or service.
One local store (from a popular fast food franchise I'm not allowed to name) boosted revenue with this approach. It posted information about free text message coupons to its Facebook fans. Fans who opted in received an SMS coupon every day for 30 days. The result was $65,000 additional store revenue.

5. Generating Traffic to Your Ad-Supported Site

If you're a publisher or blogger, content is your stock in trade, and advertising is usually your bread and butter. Why not create a Facebook page for your site, grow that fan base, then post a link to every new article? This boosts traffic to your website. Since your advertising revenue is tied to page views, more traffic from new readers and repeat traffic from fans mean more advertising revenues for your website.
Proud Single Moms, which created a Facebook page, grew about 98,000 fans via Facebook ads for less than $5,000, according to the site's creator. Since the website uses AdSense ads, they chose to blog on topics that not only were interesting to moms, but which also had Google keywords generating high click fees. You can use a combination of the Facebook advertising platform and AdWords Keyword Tool to find interesting and profitable topics. Then they posted links to their blog posts on Facebook each day. Proud Single Moms was on track to break even on its initial ad investment within six months, and was privately sold to another party.

9 July 2014

Best Ways To Make Money Online With Fiverr

Fiverr is a web site that allows anyone with a product or service to advertise their wares for a starting price of $5, by creating what's called a "gig." More specifically, the base price cannot be more than $5 but additions called "gig extras," can carry higher price tags. I remember when Fiverr first launched.

Shortly after their quick success, numerous copycats tried to duplicate their success. Many would-be entrepreneurs figured that people would get bored of only getting $5 for a gig and that other sites offering $10+ gigs were necessary. At any rate, Fiverr.com is still alive and well, and people are happy to offer their base price for $5, but of course, with the "gig extras," many are getting more than that.

How to make money on Fiverr

The basics for making money on Fiverr, from one perspective, involves figuring out something to offer as a $5 gig, that has a higher value, perhaps valued at $25 in terms of time spent. Or, if it's something that is highly unique offering a gig "on par" is appropriate as well.

For the former, offering a higher valued gig for $5, the next step is to create a couple gig extras, perhaps priced at $10 each. These extras should not create much extra work for the seller, perhaps a minute or two, but be no-brainer add-ons for the buyer. Therefore, with minimal risk, a seller can provide a service for $25 that is worth their time. The above approach, probably the most common on Fiverr, qualifies as "working online," but does not necessarily take advantage of the leverage that could be achieved while working online.

Create a gig around "a system"

To really leverage the power of making money on Fiverr, someone could put a subscription service or online automated system to work for them. For example, if they're in an automated system that carries a high monthly price tag that allows for unlimited use, that could be sold as a "gig" on Fiverr. If the preparation for using the service is minimal work, and the value-add is in the fact that people cannot afford the monthly fees, or do not need the service at that level, this could provide a way to share the subscription fee and perhaps make a profit. Someone I know in the make money online industry is doing this very thing. For every 25 orders he gets at $5 a piece he outsources the "prep" portion of the job for $15, resulting in a revenue of $110 (minus Fiverr fees).

Top Gigs for exposure and branding

Fiverr gigs can be looked at as advertising to build a brand. As an example, before "gig extras" were available, a rap artist was putting together quick rap videos to help people with their marketing. Perhaps the $5 wasn't worth all the effort but it did allow the rapper to gain a name for himself and soon people started looking for him on Google and YouTube and he ended up with a popular YouTube channel and the ability to offer higher priced songs.

For this to work effectively he simply had to make sure his Fiverr username matched his YouTube username. Also, including the word Fiverr in his YouTube channel profile helped searchers locate his work much easier from the search engines.

Fiverr Gig promotion

The URL of the profile created on Fiverr can land in search engines, so adding in some keywords related to the gigs is valuable. In addition, writing and submitting a Press Release to announce any new gigs is a smart idea. If the Press Release is cleverly anchored to current affairs many journalists and news writers will pick up the release and run with it, really spreading the word to help promote the Fiverr profile and gigs.

Come up with controversial stories that would work well in Reddit and Digg as well that could drive traffic to your gigs. Additionally, promoting the gigs in social circles like Facebook, Linked In, Twitter, and the rest, can help drive leads and sales for the Fiverr gigs, with viral potential when done right.

Keys to making the customer happy

Fiverr is a site, like eBay, where feedback matters. Upon combing through hundreds of comments I got a good understanding of what makes Fiverr buyers happy. Most of the following are a given but I will include them anyway.
  • First thing is to respond to the customer immediately after they purchase the gig to thank them for their purchase, and to let them know you are on it.
  • Make certain that you have all the details and if there is any confusion, communicate with the buyer to make sure everything is clear, especially for more complicated gigs.
  • Deliver exactly as promised, add some extra, and deliver early.
  • If it is a long gig, stay in communication with the buyer by providing feedback of the process and each milestone.

After successful delivery, wait for feedback. Ask if there is anything more that you can do if the feedback isn't received in a realistic time frame. Respond to the feedback, and be sure to take into account any criticism to improve the gig offered. It's not wise to argue in the comments, but if you know you are right and the customer is being unrealistic, list the things that you have done for them and ask what more you could do.

Keep the conversation within the comments until the buyer shoots themselves in the foot (assuming they are wrong). After positive feedback, send a message letting them know about your other gigs and any BOGO discounts that you are offering.

Selling physical goods on Fiverr

While some physical product offerings may have a home on Fiverr, the margins may be too low to be realistic for anything other than non-shippable items. Custom crafts can do well online, but Pinterest might be a better avenue for that, having popped off many a custom craft career in the past.

4 July 2014

Easy Ways To Make Money Online with SEO Clerks

SEO Clerks is another best way of earning money online and if you don't expert in any work or you don't have skills, then you can also earn with SEO clerks by doing some simple work for others. Here we will going to share complete method of earning money with SEO Clerks and also give you some amazing tips about how you can sell your services quickly. SEO clerks is a largest SEO marketplace just like fiver where many peoples are looking for different SEO experts on SEO clerks. if you know little bit about SEO then must give it one try and see results.

What Is SEO Clerks?

This is one major question before joining any website. We already discussed that SEO Clerks is a largest SEO marketplace, where you buy or sell your SEO services like fiver.com. Here you can sell different type of SEO services and earn money with them for example, if you expert in Creating a dofollow backlinks so you can simply offer your services on this website and there is thousands buyers are already look for these type of offers however if you don't have knowledge about SEO then you also make money with SEO Clerks by offer some other services like Facebook page fans, twitter followers, Google Circles etc.

How To Join and Use SEO Clerks?

This is very simple and easy, just follow below steps and registered your account on SEO Clerks.

  • First of all Go to SEO Clerks.
  • You can see SEO Clerks homepage, so click on Join and one new window will appear. Here you need to write your E-mail address and other information.
  • Now open your email and verify your SEO clerks account. 
  • After verifying a account, simply click on seller button and select Sell>> Sell a Service.
  • Here you need to write your services detail.

How To Get Paid in SEO Clerks?

SEO Clerks payment methods is also very simple. Minimum payout of SEO Clerks is 15$ so when your balance is reached on payment threshold then you can withdraw it by using PayPal, Payoneer, MoneyGram or Payza account.

27 June 2014

10 Easy Ways To Make Money Online Creatively

1. Sell Stock Photography

The Internet has caused an explosion in the demand for stock photography. As the number of media and commercial outlets has increased dramatically with the growth of online media there’s an enormous need for high quality stock photos.

Yuri Arcurs is the man everyone turns to for their stock photo needs. As the world’s top selling stock photographer he sells an image every 8 seconds, 24 hours a day (that works out to over 4 million images each year). Arcurs makes millions of dollars each year simply by being the best at what he does. There are lots of great photographers in the world and the barrier to entry is as low as ownership of a camera, but Arcurs has managed to build a reputation online for consistent, high quality and imaginative images.

If you’re a professional photographer (or even just a hobbyist) you should consider the possibilities of selling stock images online.

2. Tweet For Sponsors

SponsoredTweets is an online platform that allows you to make money on Twitter by charging sponsors for communicating their advertising messages to your followers. You set the amount you want to get paid for every tweet you make, choose a category and select keywords you want to work with. You then wait for advertisers to contact you and take you up on your offer, paying you the amount you specified for each tweet that you make.

All throughout the process, the tweeter has full control over his or her account, and may choose the wordings of the tweets, or may choose to reject the tweet altogether.

3. Blog for Ad Revenues

If, however, you already have a blog with a devoted following it should be easy for you to leverage your readers into hard cash. Ad networks such as Google AdSense pay big money to place their ads on your site, and you’ll receive a payment every time a reader clicks one. While it’s easy to go overboard and fill every spare pixel, if you place your ads well it’s possible to make a comfortable income from your site.

One of the most successful bloggers around today is John Chow, a Canadian blogger who makes more than $40,000 a month through ad sales and other revenue streams. Ironically, his blog is about ways to make money online.

4. Sell Affiliate Products

If you have a flair for sales copy you could try your hand at selling products for affiliates. While many people take the seedy route of selling diet pills and penis enlargement products, if you want to keep your conscience clear you’ll find that Amazon runs a very successful affiliate program that allows you to make money advertising any of the products for sale on their site. eBay also have a pretty good affiliate setup, with their top affiliates earning $1.3 Million a month,

5. Write an Ebook

In recent years the self-publishing world has exploded online to the point at which you don’t even have to run your own site in order to promote a book. Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo are just a few of the sites on which you could self-publish today, with commission rates of around 70% available on every sale.

The number of eBooks on Amazon reached 8 million last year, and Amazon stated that eBooks are outselling hard backs 2 to 1, 62% of ebook sales fell into the Thriller and Mystery genre, so if you feel that you could pull this style of genre off then you will be in for a good chance of sales.

26 year old self published author, Amanda Hocking from Minnesota makes more than $2 Million a year from her ebook sales. Amanda Hocking’s stories about, trolls, vampires and zombies and ‘supernatural teen romances’ sell for $2.99 or for as little as $.99.

6. Become a Virtual Assistant

Every small businessman would love to hire a full time assistant to take care of the little things, but many simply can’t afford one. Thanks to the Internet, though, they can now hire part time assistants who work for a whole host of clients, and all at a much lower cost than a full time staff member.

If you work from home this may be a perfect opportunity to make a consistent income. Virtual assistants can earn $20 an hour in return for booking travel tickets, interacting with clients and dealing with the daily needs of small businesses.

7. Lease Your Skills

Most people have at least one skill that carries a market value, though until now that skill may have been impossible to monetize in the traditional job market.

Sites such as 99Designs, Elance, Freelancer and iWriter allow people to hire out their skills as writers, coders, designers, translators and lots more on a contract basis. Freelancing sites are a great way to boost your income in your free time, and with enough motivation and hard work you could find yourself earning a comfortable full time income from them.

8. Selling on eBay

eBay is a great way to turn your unwanted things into a little spending money, but it isn’t just a place to sell your old Star Wars action figures. In fact, eBay’s global marketplace can offer a great way for canny traders to buy and sell their way to profit. By buying wholesale you can sell anything with a mark up. Even better, if you have the skills to make things people want to buy you could start your own home-based craft business, selling to customers around the world.

Matt & Amanda Clarkson are a successful couple who so far have managed to make over $8 Million in eBay sales.

9. Become A Mobile App Tester

People that are rather uncertain of their application development potential can still make some money through the usage of iPhone apps.

People that have the time and desire to test iPhone apps and discover bugs can be rewarded payments for their efforts. uTest is one such application. Individuals that have signed up will also build some reputation on the basis of the testing they have done so far.

Better reputation signifies access to more profitable app testing opportunities.

10. Designing T-Shirts

Finally, if you have something of an artistic streak you could kick off the next viral sensation with your own range of funky, arty t-shirts. Sites such as CafePress allow users to upload their own t-shirt designs and sell them on their personal online store.

You can also contact distributors such as threadless or designbyhumans to release your t-shirt designs to the masses.

If your designs catch the eye you could be looking at enormous profits when they take off in a big way.

24 June 2014

5 Ways To Make Money Online Through Sales

1. Sell On eBay

It quickly became clear that eBay was the winner when it came to secondhand commerce online. As a result my first experience making any money from the Internet was selling old games, toys and electronics on eBay.

eBay is still I believe the best way to gain experience making money from the Internet for two reasons -

You are pretty much guaranteed to make some kind of sale and thus experience a transaction
eBay has the traffic, so you don’t have to worry about marketing your product beyond creating a good listing, the eye-balls are already there

These two reasons make eBay a great first stop because you will learn how to list something for sale online, how to take money (possibly your first experience with PayPal) and about the importance of things like titles and copy writing, if you spend the time to study how to make your eBay listings convert better.

The best thing about eBay – the abundant traffic – is also the worst thing. Barriers to entry are low on eBay, meaning competition is fierce. When competition is fierce, profit margin is slim. Unless you can find some form of competitive advantage through your supply chain, how you create listings, or you have a means to increase volume, you’re not going retire rich thanks to eBay.

I spent quite a bit of time studying eBay, both as a business model and as a means to capture new customers because of how much buying traffic is there. There is no doubt that eBay is a fantastic website that represents a huge potential to make money, but in my case I wasn't keen to build my business there, it didn't match enough of my criteria.

However eBay is a fantastic way to make quick money, even just as a way to turn your old items into cash to start a new online venture. If you’re brand new to Internet marketing and you don’t know your PayPal’s from your Clickbanks, or your PPC from your SEO, eBay is definitely a great place to learn some basics.

2. Sell Products in Forums, Bulletin Boards, Classifieds and other Community type sites

Before having my own website, I spent time reading websites, newsgroups, bulletin boards and forums about the game, and eventually started trading online. Back before search engines were any good most of my time was spent in particular Magic newsgroups, some that talked strategy, and some that were focused specifically on trading and/or buying and selling cards.

I managed to make spare change selling my cards through these sites. The main reason I could make any money was because I would win cards in tournaments, hence I had a supply source that would result in a good profit margin. Of course this wasn't sustainable unless I kept placing well in tournaments, nor was it really scalable unless I started buying in cards from other sources.

I stopped using this method once I started my own card game site (more on this below), however I still believe niche collectibles, particularly in a market that you really love, is a fantastic starting point to gain experience making money online. Like eBay you can make money selling secondhand items in community sites if you can find a way to source product at cost or below. It’s not a model that has much margin so again the challenge is to scale if you want to make significant profit.

Selling Products Online Is A Big Opportunity

My first three experiences of making money from the Internet all involve some kind of physical product. Online commerce obviously represents a huge opportunity to make money online, and having your own product or a passion for a product that you can source can lead to big profits.

You can sell product from your own website store, via community sites and classifieds like Craigslist and of course eBay and collectively make good money. The challenge, like with any business, is defining what is your competitive advantage and can you come up with a model that meets your needs. For me selling physical product was a great proving ground, but I eventually learned that profiting from information was a preferable model if I wanted to meet my aforementioned business goals.

I’ll leave it in your hands to decide whether physical commerce is the way to go for your situation.

4. Sell Services you Provide Personally

At one stage early in my career when my online income wasn’t consistent, I was part of a business grant program run by the Australian government designed to assist entrepreneurs with money to pay for life’s necessities so you can focus on growing your business. The idea is that when your business is successful you will eventually hire people and pay taxes, thus the government reaps a return on the investment.

The grant ran for 12 months and I was under the assumption (incorrectly) that I had to show consistent income growth in order to maintain my qualification for the program. My income at the time always suffered a downturn around Christmas/Summer in Australia. To combat this problem I decided to teach English face-to-face with people in Brisbane to hopefully boost my reportable income.

To advertise my tutoring service I marketed using posters offline and eventually set up a website and marketed on classified sites as well. I charged $10 an hour and eventually had a few Korean clients. This idea eventually ballooned into a full on English school with a real world premises that I managed for eight months before closing down. It turned out to be an experiment that taught me I much preferred online business to bricks and mortar.

If you are good at something and enjoy helping/teaching/working on other people’s projects, selling what you do online is worth considering.

5. Sell Your Own Information Products

The single most profitable income stream I have ever developed is selling my own information products. If you are a long time follower of my work you know I have created courses on how to make money with blogs and membership sites. I also have several reports, an Ebook and new products on the way.

The profit margins on information products is significant, especially as you can earn money for content you created years ago. Technology makes selling information online relatively easy to automate, once you get through the learning curve. If you focus on areas you are passionate about you can build expertise and leverage that trust and credibility to make sales of your products. Best of all, all of this can happen while you sleep, once you have built the machine to do it for you.

Like with affiliate marketing, your potential to succeed selling information products rests on your ability to identify market needs, tap into audiences looking for this information and then give them what they want. There are plenty of subtleties and things to learn about, but thankfully there is plenty of guidance out there too.

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