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The 7 Best Stay At Home Mom Job Ideas That Pay Well And Can Be Done While Your Baby Sleeps

 

Working from home can be the perfect solution if you are sick of spending long hours every day commuting and spending hours away from your kids.

With baby no.2 on the way, I am once again motivated to look for stay at home mom job ideas so I can earn an extra income at home while not missing out on precious moments with my children.

I must admit at the outset though that having a stay at home mom job requires some organization and thought.

While the benefits of working from home are great, some pre-planning of meals and nap schedules goes a long way to ensuring you have solid blocks of time to do some uninterrupted work.

Here’s a list of the best stay at home mom jobs ideas that you can get started on today.

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Stay at Home Mom Jobs Ideas #1 – Start Your Own Money-making Blog

This is by far one of the best stay at home mom jobs because there is no upper limit to the amount you can earn to support your family.

However, I must be honest and point out that it does take work and you don’t earn money right away. This is no get rich quick scheme.

That being said, there are lots of stay-at-home moms who have started their own money-making blogs and are bringing in more than full-time incomes.

Here are a few awesome mommy bloggers:

  • McKinzie – This mom started not one but three businesses while staying at home with her son. And she was not only able to earn a full-time income bringing in $5,000 to $10,000 a month from her blog but also managed to retire her husband too!
  • Crystal – This mom started a moneymaking blog while her husband was in law school. Now she creates and produces courses and books and sells them via her incredibly successful moneymaking blog.
  • Mimi – This mom make beautiful home made soaps and runs a family fun blog that appeals to all audiences.

The top reason why blogging is a great job idea for stay at home moms is because it is low-risk and has very low set-up and running costs.

Did you know you can run a blog for a little as $10 a month?

This is great news as money is usually tight when you are on one income and blogging is something you can work on when you have spare moment throughout the day – when your child is napping, at school or after the kids have gone to bed.

There certainly aren’t too many jobs that have such low expenses and allow you the flexibility of working in blocks throughout the day.

If you want to start your very own blog, I have written a comprehensive step-by-step guide on how to set one up here.

Stay at Home Mom Jobs Ideas #2 – Test websites

If you love leaving reviews and sharing your opinion on new ads, products or websites then this job idea might be for you.

Website owners want to know what people’s first impressions of their website are. They know that first impressions are everything and so they are willing to pay for testers to ensure that their site is attractive and easy for the visitors to navigate.

All you need as a website tester is a good internet connection and a laptop. This is also a great job option for stay at home moms because you can choose your own hours.

Websites like UserTesting.com pay $10 per test via PayPal. Each test usually takes around 20 minutes and involves completing a set of tasks and recording yourself speaking your thoughts aloud.

Doing the math, that works out to a possible $30 an hour which is not too bad at all for checking out websites!

Stay at Home Mom Jobs Ideas #3: Master Matched Betting

When I first heard about Matched Betting, I assumed it involved gambling but after a bit of research into it, I can assure you it does not involve any gambling. So no need to hide this job idea from the kids.

Matched Betting is actually a completely risk-free method of systematically making money from free bets and incentives offered by bookmakers.

For example, bookmakers often offer sign up bonuses for new members if they make a few bets on their site.

So what you then do is make a few bets for both sides to win the tennis match.

We know that one side is going to lose. So let’s say you lose £10 per bet which totals £30 for three bets. But making those bets means you have now unlocked a £100 sign on bonus. That results in a £70 profit.

You then rinse & repeat on other sites.

Sites like OddsMonkey offer tutorials and tools that teach absolute newbies to make money online consistently using the Matched Betting method. And their users on average make £900 a month.

That’s not too bad a monthly income and this is also something you can work on when you get spare moments throughout the day.

OddsMonkey

 

Stay at Home Mom Job Ideas #4 – Proofreading

If you have great English and grammar skills, then proofreading might be the perfect stay at home mom job for you.

I have done some proofreading work from home in the past for university lecturers, the hours are very flexible and all you need is a laptop or tablet.

And today, there is an increasing demand for proofreaders online means that it is becoming quite a lucrative business to get into.

Lots of people are looking for proofreaders online – businesses, bloggers, and online marketers depend on proofreaders to ensure their content is easy to read and grammatically correct.

How do you get started?

Caitlin Pyle over at ProofreadAnywhere.com is one of the most talented proofreaders out there.

Caitlin and Proofread Anywhere have been featured in everything from Business Insider to Forbes to other online blogs like The Penny Hoarder.

Caitlin has put together a FREE 45-minute workshop, where she will share:

  • More about herself (get to know the teacher!)
  • More about proofreading as a profession — including one great place to find work
  • A FREE introductory tutorial on how to use the most popular proofreading tool on the market

Stay at Home Mom Job Ideas #5 – Be a Freelancer

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Working online can be a great way to earn a living. If you have any of the following skills, there is probably a market out there that would pay you:

  • Writing,
  • Graphic design,
  • Transcribing,
  • Accounting,
  • Web design,
  • Marketing,

I think you might be surprised at the demand out there for your skills.

The reason why freelancing is a great stay-at-home mom job idea is that you dictate your own hours and you can work from anywhere.

You can either start by working your existing network, maybe its contacts from your field of work.

If you want to reach a wider audience, then you can check out Upwork and Freelancer.

Stay at Home Mom Job Ideas #6 – Become a virtual assistant

If you are highly organized and have strong administrative skills then you might be a great candidate for becoming a virtual assistant.

With the rise of online businesses, there is also the increased need for virtual assistants who help businesses with emails, customer service, blogging updates, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest management.

Gina Horkey started her own freelancing career on the side in 2014 while raising her two toddlers and within six months she was earning $4,000 per month.

It wasn’t long before she quit her job and became a full-time freelancer.

Gina now runs a great course that teaches you how to run a successful side hustle as a virtual assistance whether you want to create a side income or leave your day job behind.

Click here to read her blog post on how to get started as a virtual assistant.

 

Stay at Home Mom Job Ideas #7 – Tutor Kids Online

If you love working with kids and need a flexible schedule in stay at home mom jobs, tutoring kids online could be the perfect home based job for you.

Did you know that many people around the world want to learn English and are willing to pay people like you to teach them!

If you have a Bachelor’s Degree, you can sign up for VIP Kid, an online platform for teaching English to Chinese students aged between 5 to 12.

Don’t worry, you don’t need to know Chinese.

VIP Kid is rated in the Top 5 on Forbes for best remote companies to work for and is currently hiring remote teachers. To become a VIP Kid teacher, you need to:

  • Be eligible to work in the US or Canada,
  • Have one year of teaching experience, and
  • A Bachelor’s degree in any field.

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Do you have any more great stay-at-home mom job ideas to share?

Or if you have tried any of the above stay at home mom job ideas, do let us know what you experience has been like.

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Ways To Make Money Online

The 15 Best Ways To Make an Extra Income Online

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Let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to make some extra money?

Extra money is great because of how it can dramatically change our lives.

It could mean:

  • Paying off your debts faster,
  • Leaving the job you hate,
  • Finally, taking the holiday your deserve, or
  • Paying with the bills so you don’t have to live paycheck to paycheck.

And making some extra cash does not have to be complicated or difficult.

If you schedule in an hour a day to make some extra cash, it can make a massive difference to your income overtime.

Below are the best 15 ways to make an extra income, the easy way. No matter who you are or what your skills are, you will find something on this list that will work for you.

Ways To Make an Extra Income Online Fast

First off, I’m going to be honest. You will have to put in some work to earn extra money online.

While it doesn’t have to be hard, money isn’t going to just fall into your lap if you don’t take any action.

It’s sad but true – only scams promise big money for no effort. And you don’t want to fall victim to those.

So that disclaimer aside, here are some simple ways to make money online!

#1: Test websites

Do you love leaving reviews and sharing your opinion on new ads, products or websites?

If the answer is yes, then this could be the option for you.

Website owners want to know what people’s first impressions of their website are.  They know that first impressions are everything and so they are willing to pay for testers to ensure that their site is attractive and easy for the visitors to navigate.

All you need as a website tester is a good internet connection and a laptop.

Websites like UserTesting.com pay $10 per test via PayPal. Each test usually takes around 20 minutes and involves completing a set of tasks and recording yourself speaking your thoughts aloud.

Doing the math, that works out to a possible $30 an hour which is not too bad at all for checking out websites!

#2: Get paid to take surveys

Taking surveys online is an easy way of making extra cash. My personal favorites are Swagbucks and Opinion Outpost.

If you are interested in taking surveys only, then I would recommend Opinion Outpost. They have a much pay rate than other survey companies and they offer a pretty consistent stream of surveys straight to your inbox.

This is something you can do while watching TV or during your lunch hour.

With Swagbucks, the surveys aren’t quite as good but there are many other ways to make money with this platform. Read my full review to find out the best way to make money with Swagbucks.

I must note that you won’t get rich filling in surveys but you can make some good pocket money from sporadic and easy effort.

To give you an idea, I recently managed to earn $10 from filling in 2 surveys. That took me a total of 30-35 minutes in total, which works out to about $5/ hour.

Not mind-blowing but not too bad for making some cash while watching TV.

#3: Drive people around

Ways To Make an Extra Income Uber Driver

If own a car, you can drive people around in your spare time or perhaps you can pick someone up on your way to and from work?

This can be a great and easy way of earning the extra cash.

The best companies to sign up with are Uber and Lyft.

All you have to do is be a bit smart about the trips you accept. Just keep in mind the distance and the amount of gas you’ll need before you accept a job.

#4: Deliver Food

If you have a car but don’t like the idea of driving strangers around then you might prefer to deliver food.

Companies like UberEATS or apps like GrubHub or Postmates will give you a chance to deliver food in the evening or at weekends to earn some extra cash on the side.

#5: Instagram Marketing

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Are you on Instagram all the time and have a bit of a following?

If so, you could have an opportunity to do some marketing and get paid for it.

Did you know that 25-year-old Liz Eswein charges a fee to various big brands for taking the photos she posts on her account @NewYorkCity? She also gets an additional $1 per like.

That’s not too bad at all considering most of her photos get over 20,000 likes!

If you do the math, that is a pretty decent payout!

Of course, not all of us have that big a following on Instagram but no worries, you can still make money from this online opportunity.

I have friends who get hundreds not thousands of likes but that doesn’t stop them from marketing clothes from local boutiques in our area.

They gets a unique code to give their followers a 10% discount on all purchases. The clothes boutiques then pay them a commission each time they bring in a sale.

#6: Master Matched Betting

When I first heard about Matched Betting, I assumed it involved gambling but boy was I dead wrong.

Matched Betting is actually a completely risk-free method of systematically making money from free bets and incentives offered by bookmakers.

For example, bookmakers often offer sign up bonuses for new members if they make a few bets on their site.

So what you then do is make a few bets for both sides to win the tennis match.

We know that one side is going to lose. So let’s say you lose £10 per bet which totals £30 for three bets. But making those bets means you have now unlocked a £100 sign on bonus. That results in a £70 profit.

You then rinse & repeat on other sites.

Sites like OddsMonkey offer tutorials and tools that teach absolute newbies to make money online consistently using the Matched Betting method. And their users on average make £900 a month.

That’s not too bad really.

OddsMonkey

#7: Be a Freelancer

Working online can be a great way to earn a living. If you have skills in any of the following areas there is probably a market out there that would pay for your skills:

  • Writing,
  • Graphic design,
  • Transcribing,
  • Accounting,
  • Web design,
  • Marketing,

 

I think you might be surprised at the demand out there for various skills.

The best thing about freelancing is that you dictate your own hours and you can work from anywhere.

You can either start by working your existing network, maybe its contacts from your field of work.

If you want to reach a wider audience, then you can check out Upwork and Freelancer.

However, I must warn that the competition is pretty stiff on these sites and often you are competing with people in countries who can afford to charge a lot less than you do.

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#8: Online Data Entry Jobs

Ways To Make an Extra Income Data Entry

The most popular (and legitimate) data entry job sites are Amazon’s Mechnical Turk and Clickworker.

You can sign up for Amazon’s Mechanical Turk here to perform ‘HITs’ i.e. tasks like:

• Blog comments

• Transcription

• Short editing and writing jobs

• Keyword searches

• Photo captioning and tagging

As you scroll through the available task, you will give you an estimated time for completion and a brief description.

It’s a good idea to try out various tasks to get a good idea of how long each one will take you. This will allow you to ‘do the math’ to work out which tasks is more worth your while.

Click worker, is fast gaining popularity and is very similar to Amazon’s Mechnical Turk where you log on and complete small tasks for a fee.

I personally found data entry jobs great when I was a new mom and didn’t have much head space for any more complicated than simple tasks.

#9: Sell your stuff

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When was the last time you did a spring-clean?

If you haven’t had a clear out in a while you probably have stuff that you can sell for cash. If you haven’t used something in over a year, chances are you don’t need it.

If you take a Saturday to rummage through your house you might be surprised at what you will find. It might be part of your wardrobe that has lots of wear left in it but just isn’t quite your style anymore.

Or it could be your old digital cameras or old school cameras which are just sitting there collecting dust because you take all your photos on your iPhone now.

You can list your stuff on eBay, Craiglist or Letgo.

And the best part is, I bet you won’t even miss any of the stuff your sell. And instead you’ll have some sweet extra cash!

#10: Rent out your extra room on Airbnb

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Do you own your house and have some extra rooms? Or do you rent a place with extra rooms?

If you are renting, do check your tenancy agreement first to see if you are allowed to sublet rooms out.

Websites like Airbnb make it easy to make money quickly from renting out extra rooms that you have.

All you have to do is sign up for an account (if you don’t have one already), take some photos of the spare room with your phone and upload it.

If you don’t know how much to rent the room out for, no worries, Airbnb has a function that tells you what rooms in your area of going for.

And there you go, wait for someone to book in your spare room and rake in the extra cash.

#11: Teach English online

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Did you know that many people around the world want to learn English and are willing to pay people like you to teach them!

If you are a native speaker of English, you can find English teaching jobs on websites like Indeed, Learn4Good and Remote.co.

All you have to do click on the links above to see what jobs are available. You will have to register to upload your CV and apply for the roles.

You can expect to earn about $25 an hour and the lessons, often conducted via Skype, can easily be fitted around your schedule and day job.

If you have a Bachelor’s Degree, you can sign up for VIP Kid, an online platform for teaching English to Chinese students aged between 5 to 12.

Don’t worry, you don’t need to know Chinese.

VIP Kid is rated in the Top 5 on Forbes for best remote companies to work for and is currently hiring remote teachers. To become a VIP Kid teacher, you need to:

  • Be eligible to work in the US or Canada,
  • Have one year of teaching experience, and
  • A Bachelor’s degree in any field.

#12: Create an online course

You might be thinking, who me?

But you probably do have skills that people will be willing to pay to learn.

Make a list of everything you know, it can be anything from your work experience to your hobbies.

Have a look on platforms like:

  • Udemy
  • SkillShare
  • Teachable.com

You can have a look on there to see what kind of online courses people are offering.

It’s never been easier to share everything you know. And you don’t have to be an expert on a particular topic to make money from an online course. You don’t even need to have the right qualifications. As long as you know more than your potential students on the topic, they will pay to learn from you!

#13: Become a virtual assistant

If you are highly organized and have strong administrative skills then you might be a great candidate for becoming a virtual assistant.

Virtual assistants can earn between $35-$50 per hour from home and can dictate their own hours.

With the rise of online businesses, there is also the increased need for virtual assistants who help businesses with emails, customer service, blogging updates, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest management.

If you want to find out more about becoming a virtual assistant and all the tasks you can do and offer to potential clients, check out Gina’s top tips* to getting started as a virtual assistant.

*Gina has created a successful VA business and within 6 months she was earning $4,000 on the side each month (while still working full time!). You can learn how to do the same in less than 30 days by clicking here!

#14: Your Own YouTube Channel

The top “YouTubers” can make millions each year. Take this 6 year old kid Ryan for example, he makes $11 million a year reviewing toys on YouTube.

 

One of the most popular type of YouTube video are how-tos or unboxing videos (where you open a product for your reviewers). There are so many niches that the millions of people who visit YouTube every day are into.

If you have something of value to share and deliver your message in an engaging way, there is probably a ready audience out there for you to build a solid income stream from views. You could also use your free tutorials to point viewers towards paid offers.

For example, you might provide high level personal finance advice for free but offer an upsell of personalize advice for a fee.

So how do you make money with YouTube?

  1. Set up your YouTube channel.
  2. Upload videos consistently: In order to build an audience you need to upload video regularly that add value to your potential audience.
  3. Spread the word about your video on social media: Twitter, Facebook or you can even embed them in your blog or website.
  4. Respond to comments from viewers: Remember engagement turns viewers into fans.
  5. Monetize your YouTube videos to include ads: More views means more revenue!

Have a look on YouTube for your favorite YouTube celebrities and note what makes each of them successful.

Then try to replicate their formula while being your authentic unique self.

Who is your favorite YouTuber and what about them draws you to watch their videos?

#15: Sell your photos

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Do you take great photos?

If so, did you know that you can sell your photos to stock photo agencies? And no, you don’t have to be a professional to sell photos.

Most websites such as Shutterstock, iStock and Adobe will pay you based on the number of downloads. For every photo someone downloads and pays for, you get a percentage cut for your efforts.

So…

Did you enjoy the 15 Ways To Make an Extra Income online fast?

What other ways do you use to earn more every day?

I would love to hear from you!

How to Start a Successful Blog Business and Make Money
Ways To Make Money Online

How to Start a Blog Business Correctly So You Actually Make Money

 

FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS TO START A “MONEY MAKING BLOG BUSINESS”!

How to Start a Successful Blog Business and Make Money

If your Pinterest feed is anything like mine, it is filled with pins telling you that you can make money blogging.

But how do you create a successful blog?

Where do you even start?

In this guide, I will show you the exact things I did to start my own blog. Blogging is how I plan to escape the rat race and spend more quality time at home with my kids. Although I’m not yet in a position to leave my job, blogging has already changed my life. It has open my eyes to the possibility, to the freedom that a successful blogging business can bring.

For me it is quality time to spend with my kids so I don’t miss any memories. For you, it might be the freedom to travel the world.

By following these simple steps, you will be able to start a blog in no time and set it up the right way to start earning money from day one.

I am not going to be honest with you.

If you want to build a successful blogging business, it will take hard work. This is definitely not a get-rich-quick scheme and anyone trying to sell you the golden ticket that will make you $10,000 a month with no work is just flat out lying.

While getting your blogging business up and running will take you less than an hour (if that), building a successful blogging business that will earn you money will take time and consistent effort.

But the good news is,  it is possible to make money blogging, and I will show you how.

How to Start a Blog Business in 7 Easy Steps

#1 Step: Pick Your Blog Niche (i.e. Topic)

When I first started my blog business I didn’t give this first step much thought. I was a bit of an eager beaver and just jumped in head first.

I thought, just take action and figure it out later.

The big wall I always hit was getting sick of the topic before I really got much traction with my blog.

So I would highly recommend that you pick a niche or a topic that you love or are passionate about.

Ask yourself:

  • What are you interested in?
  • What are you good at?

If you don’t have passion to fuel you for the first few months, you will just crash and burn like I did.

And once make a list and narrow down a few niches/topics that you are interested in, you need to look at: whether the niche is going to make money.

If you are blogging to make money (I’m assuming you do if you are reading this post), you need to solve a problem that people have.

People don’t want to read about your life, unless it will help them in some way. Let’s be honest, unless you are a Kardarshian only your mom would care about the details of your life.

If we are honest, we are mostly concerned with ourselves and the issues in our lives. We jump online to look for answers to our problems.

And when we stumble upon a blog that helps us solve our problems, like “what to buy my husband for his birthday”, we receive value and might:

  • Buy a product they recommend, or
  • Visit their blog again the next time when I want an answer to my problem.

If you want a bit more details on how to pick a niche, I recommend checking out this video tutorial.

How to Start a Successful Blog Business and Make Money

 

#2 Step: Start off on the Right Platform

If you want to start a successful blog business, then you need to set up a self-hosted WordPress site.

A domain name typically costs $10-$15 per year and basic hosting can start from around $5 a month. So we aren’t talking crazy start-up costs.

The truth is, you are not going to be able to make money from a free blog for these reasons:

  • When you use a free service, you DO NOT own your blog or your website content
  • Your blog name will not look professional and people might not view your blog or content seriously
  • Affiliate marketing programs may not approve your application if you are not self-hosted, limiting your ability to monetize your blog

#3 Step: Buy Hosting For Your Blog

Although WordPress.org is free, you will need to host your files on a server. This is storage for the content of your website.

If you are going to treat your blog as a business, then you MUST pay for hosting.

Reasons Why You Should Use SiteGround

#1 Reason: SiteGround has the best support: They pick up the phone immediately!

As a newbie I found this absolutely invaluable.

My original host was just horrible and it took hours to resolve queries and to get my website up and running. I almost gave up before I got started!

Here are the results of Siteground compared with real accounts on 12 of the most popular web hosts on the market: Bluehost, HostGator, iPage, Fatcow, Justhost, AsmallOrange, InMotion, WebhostingHub, Arvixe, GoDaddy, GreenGeeks and A2Hosting.

How to Start a Successful Blog Business and Make Money

How to Start a Successful Blog Business and Make Money

#2 Reason: Siteground is faster than all the other 12 most popular web hosts on the market: Bluehost, HostGator, iPage, Fatcow, Justhost, AsmallOrange, InMotion, WebhostingHub, Arvixe, GoDaddy, GreenGeeks and A2Hosting

Faster loading time for your website means better ranking on Search Engines and more traffic.

How to Start a Successful Blog Business and Make Money

 

#3 Reason: Siteground keeps your website safer than the other 12 of the most popular web hosts on the market:

How to Start a Successful Blog Business and Make Money

 

It’s the best affordable hosting for beginners at just $3.95/month if you are just starting out and you have limited resources to invest in your blog.
Siteground has 3 plans to choose from.

When you are just starting out, I would suggest going with the basic Startup Plan.

How to Start a Successful Blog Business and Make Money

 

That will be more than sufficient for you.

Click here, to choose your package,

I note that unlike other hosting providers, the discounted price is valid for any initial period chosen during the sign up process.

So you don’t have to sign up for a minimum 12 month period to get the $3.95 per month price.

However, I strongly suggest you purchase at least a 12-month hosting plan to give your blogging business a good go. Remember I said this is not a get-rich-quick scheme and you don’t want to have to decide every month if you still want to do this blogging thing.

If you have decided to build a successful blogging business, then give it at least 12 months.

You also don’t want to forget to renew your plan and risk bringing your website down and losing business.

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#4 Step: Pick a Domain Name

Domain name is just basically the name of your website.

Now that you have picked your blog topic/niche, you have to pick a name of your website.

You can either pick something related to your blog topic or something brandable.

For example, if you decide to start a blog on paleo eating you might call it, focusedonpaleo.com.

An example of something brandable would be like Apple or Twitter. It’s short, snappy and memorable but tells you nothing about what the company does.

Either way you decide to go, here are some top tips to keep in mind:

  • Keep it short – its more memorable
  • Make it easy to spell – make it easy for people to come back to your blog. If they can’t remember how to spell it, they will try a few times and then give up.
  • Aim to get a “.com” domain – these tend to rank best on Search Engines.

If you are struggling to find a name, write down lots of words that describe what you want your blog to be about. Then hit up your close friends to test them out to see how brandable or catchy they sound.

I started this blog with the aim of escaping the rat race and helping others do the same, so I came up with Escape The Rat Race.

Lastly, you will want to see if the domain name is available.

If you are buying a new domain name, then click on ‘register new domain name’.

If you have already bought one and want to bring it over to Siteground, then select ‘I already have a domain”.

Siteground allows free website transfers.

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#5 Step: Review and Complete

Once you have selected your hosting package and domain name, just check through your details before proceeding for payment.

Check your plan says: StartUp

Period: 12 months

And if you want to keep your costs as low as possible, remember to uncheck SG Site Scanner. You can save $19.80/year.

Siteground hosting comes with a free SSL certificate which is usually about $15 with other hosts per year. This makes you website more secure and Google Chrome displays a warning that your site is not secure if you don’t have this certificate. So all good, your visitors won’t be scared off by that warning.

Then confirm you have read Siteground’s terms of service and select ‘Pay Now”.

#6 Step: Install WordPress

And now that you have a hosting platform, you are ready to install WordPress!

Siteground has a built-in wizard that makes it super easy to get your WordPress website setup.

And if you get stuck at any time just open Live Chat and their technical support will walk you through the process.

To install WordPress using the SiteGround Wizard, first access your Customer Area.

Once you signup for SiteGround’s WordPress hosting package you will receive your sign in info to login via email.

When you login to your Customer Area for the first time, you will see a pop-up asking you if you want to Start a new website on your account.

Select that option and click on the WordPress button.

How to Start a Successful Blog Business and Make Money

A new section would appear where you should enter the login information for your new WordPress application. Key in your login details and click the Confirm button.Next, choose what Enhancements you wish to add to your account (if you want to add any).
Then click on the Complete Setup button.
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That’s it!
You can now go to the front page of your site and check out the newly installed WordPress application.
How to Start a Successful Blog Business and Make Money

#7 Step: Select A Theme

Now that you have WordPress set up, you will need to pick a theme.

What is a theme?

A theme determines how your blog will look. It provides the framework to create the styling of your website.

Most themes will provide you with:

· page layout

· colors

· font styling

· widget locations

· navigation menus

There are lots of great free themes available with WordPress here.

Just chose one to begin and you can easily change it later.

Access install theme functionality in your WP admin

The first thing you need to do when you want to install a new WordPress theme is to login to your site admin page.

Once there, go to Appearance -> Themes.

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Choose and Install a theme from the official WordPress theme directory

The easiest way to install themes to your WordPress site is if they are listed in the official themes directory.

If you know the theme’s name, you can simply search for it.

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Once you find the theme, you like simply click Install.

How to Start a Successful Blog Business and Make MoneyYour WordPress application will download and install the theme for you. Simply click the Activate button on the same page to activate the theme.How to Start a Successful Blog Business and Make Money

That’s all – you can go to the front page of your site to see its new look.
CONGRATULATIONS!
YOU HAVE STARTED YOUR OWN SELF-HOSTED WORDPRESS BLOG!
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Making your blog pretty

If you are on a budget (like I was) a free theme is more than sufficient to start with.

You can customise your site with one of the thousands of WordPress themes available online.

I have been through quite a few free themes and was last using Savona before I switched to a paid theme.

Some other great free themes include:

– Kale

– Illdy

– Activello

There are also premium themes that cost money to buy.

I am definitely of the opinion that you get what you pay for, and a site with a premium theme will always look more professional and more aesthetically pleasing.

I personally use the Florence premium theme from Solopine and love the look and the level of customization it gives me.

And the most popular premium them amongst top bloggers seems to be the Genesis theme.

However, if you don’t want to put all your money into your blog right now, a free themes will do the job for now.

 

Other Blogger Tools

Here are a few other tools that I regularly use as a blogger to manage my site, grow my traffic, and improve the way things run.

#1: Canva

Canva is the site that I create all my graphics, Pinterest images and marketing materials on.

It’s fantastic, and the free version is awesome.

It saves my brand colours and allows me to create professional looking graphics.

 

#2: BoardBooster

This is a fantastic Pinterest scheduling tool with a looping feature so that you can fully automate your pinning activity.

We know that Pinterest loves it if you pin sporadically throughout the day rather than a lot of pins all at once. But who has the time to be on Pinterest all day?

I use BoardBooster to pin my own content to various group boards which increases the exposure of my pins. I just pin to one of my secret boards and can then forget about it.

BoardBooster does all the work and rewards me with lots of traffic to my blog!

BoardBooster also has a free trial, so you can try it out for yourself before having to commit to a payment plan.

Skyrocket your Pinterest Traffic with BoardBooster Now

Wait, I don’t have a Pinterest Business Account yet

If you aren’t familiar with Pinterest or haven’t set up a Pinterest Business Account yet, that’s all good.

That was me when I first got started.

I knew Pinterest was a great source of traffic but I had no idea how to tap into it.

Then I stumbled upon Mom blogger, McKinzie who took her brand new blog from 0-20,000 monthly page views in three months. Plus, she made passive income of nearly $2,000 from her blogs in the first 90 days.

With those results I knew I had to learn from her!

Check out Mckinzie’s Free Pinterest Course Here

How to monetize your blog

Starting a blogging business means we aren’t in it just as a hobby, we actually want to make money!

Affiliate marketing is one of the number one ways many bloggers make an income. The best part is that it’s essentially passive income.

For example, if I have tried a product and absolutely love it I will write a post raving about a it and link to that product so others can enjoy it too!

And when someone purchases the product on your recommendation, you earn a commission, which is a sweet bonus!

I use affiliate programs to recommend the services I already use as a blogger and anything else I think my readers will truly find of value. Don’t be that person that tries to make a quick buck by recommending rubbish products that pay good commissions.

I would strongly suggest only recommending products you love. This will enable your readers to trust your recommendations and brand. Don’t sacrifice the long term reputation of your brand for a quick buck.

I learnt all about Affiliate Marketing from a blogger who knows her stuff and I would fully recommend her Affiliate Marketing course. Its one of the most detailed courses I’ve found on the market and she has results that I want to achieve!

Learn how this blogger earns $50,000/month from Affiliate Marketing

That’s it!

Your blogging business has just begun!

You can log into your WordPress dashboard and start your own first post!

If you want tips on what kind of post to write, then check out my post on keyword research: The key to unleashing endless amounts of traffic to your blog.The URL for your dashboard should be: yourblogname.com/wp-admin/

Ways To Make Money Online

Top 10 Best Ways to Make Money in 2018

10 Best Ways to Make Money in 2018

 

Happy New Year, its 2018!

After all the Christmas festivities and New Year parties are over, we are left with only a massive hang over and large credit card bill.

Most of us make the same resolutions at the start of each year – like to lose weight or to quit smoking.

But how about making more money?

Wouldn’t we all like to finish the year with a bit of extra money in our pockets?

The good news with the internet is that there are now plenty of ways to make extra money.

I’ve come up with a list of the top 10 ways to make money online in 2018.

Go on! Have a look at which one tickles your fancy and make a decision to take action this year. It might just be the start of your best year yet!

 

1.    FILL IN ONLINE SURVEYS

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If you are looking for an easy way to make some money online and are like sharing your preferences on your biscuit or coffee consumption for example, then this is perfect for you.

Recently, I managed to earn $10 from filling in 2 surveys. That took me a total of 30-35 minutes in total, which works out to about $5/ hour.

That is not going to make you rich but it is good for earning a bit of pocket money.

If you want to find out more about making money online with online surveys then I wrote a whole post on what to look out for (scams) and how to maximize your return. I personally use Swagbucks and Opinion World on a regular basis to earn some money on the side.

I must say that if you are looking to for more than a bit of pocket money, then this option is probably not for you.

 

2.  ONLINE DATA ENTRY JOBS

10 best ways to make money online in 2018

The most popular (and legitimate) data entry job sites are Amazon’s Mechnical Turk and Clickworker.

You can sign up for Amazon’s Mechanical Turk here to perform ‘HITs’ i.e. tasks like:

•    Blog comments

•    Transcription

•    Short editing and writing jobs

•    Keyword searches

•    Photo captioning and tagging

As you scroll through the available ‘hit’, each tasks will give you an estimated time for completion and a brief description.

Once you’ve tried out certain tasks you will have a better idea how long you take. This will allow you to ‘do the math’ to work out which tasks is more worth your while.

Click worker, is fast gaining popularity and is very similar to Amazon’s Mechnical Turk where you log on and complete small tasks for a fee.

I personally found data entry jobs great when I was a new mom and didn’t have much head space for any more complicated than simple tasks, so this was a perfect way to make a bit of money on the side.

Again, if you are after more than a bit of pocket money then this option is not for you either. Keep reading on because the rest of the 8 ideas pay much better than the first two.

 

3. Rent your spare room on Airbnb

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If you have a spare room in the house, then you could be leaving cash on the table.

All you have to do is sign up for Airbnb (if you aren’t already), take some photos of your spare room and list it for rent. This can be done in an evening.

Airbnb handles all the payments for you and pays out 24 hours after a guest checks in via PayPal, direct deposit, and international money wire. I have personally never had a late payment and find it quite a hassle free process.

Tip: To make it worth your while, make sure you charge a ‘cleaning fee’. That’s for your time spent changing sheets or to cover the cost of your cleaning lady if you choose to outsource.

I’ve personally loved Airbnb and there are many people round the world who earn their primary income by renting out their spare rooms or homes on Airbnb.

 

 

4. Affiliate Marketing

10 best ways to make money online in 2018

You have probably already heard of affiliate marketing as it’s one of proven online money makers that still works in 2018 and beyond.

It also still remains the most newbie friendly way to make money online because:

·       It’s free to apply to be an affiliate.

·       It’s affordable to startup – you can run your entire online business for as little as $20 a month!

·       It’s a simple business model to follow.

 

Here is a summary of how it works:

1.     Choose a Topic: This will be something you are passionate about or interested in.

2.     Build a website: This may sound daunting but building a website is as easy as filling out a form, if you have the right tool.

3.     Brainstorm content for your website: Through keyword research you will find out what questions people are asking Google.

4.     Write articles: You will write content that will directly addresses the questions and needs of people. Remember affiliate marketing is essentially helping people find what they are looking for online, and getting a commission for it.

5.     Link to products: These are products you don’t own. You sign up as an affiliate of Amazon for example and then promote products on Amazon. When customers on the product link on your website, they are taken to your affiliate partner’s site to complete the transaction. You get a commission for every completed sale and don’t have to worry about shipping or customer service!

For more detail on how the affiliate marketing process works, check out my step-by-step newbie guide on how to make money on Amazon Associates here.

5. Selling on Amazon, eBay and Etsy

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While the startup costs aren’t quite as low as affiliate marketing, the cost of getting an online store step up is nowhere near as much as starting an offline brick and mortar shop (which could mean a bank loan of $100,000+).

Plus an offline store wouldn’t have a potential customer base of 3.75 billion!

Even if you set up shop in downtown Manhattan (and could afford the rent), your potential customer base would not be nearly as large.

One of the best places to sell your own product is on Shopify.

Shopify is the number one most recommended e-commerce solution for people who want to set up their own online stores. It currently hosts 500,000 stores with 46 billion worth of sales.

Alternatively, you can also leverage e-commerce giants like Amazon, eBay, and Etsy to sell products.  After all millions of people already visit these sites with the sole intention of buying.

These sites also make it easy to set up your own online store where customers can browse your products on offer. There is no need to set up your own website (though as I mentioned before it is as easy as filing in a form).

However, you do have to pay a fee to the e-commerce provider you use and Shopify’s monthly fee starts from $29.

 

A few tips to get the most out of your e-commerce store:

·      Make sure you use clear, high-quality photos of your products,

·      Keep your product descriptions detailed and specific,

·      Check out what your competitors are charging to help determine pricing.

 

6. Blogging

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Yes, blogging is still a great way to make money in 2018.

By providing valuable free content on a regular basis you attract and build an audience base who come to know you and trust you. Researching and writing posts can be something you fit in during a lunch break or during your evenings. The key is to stay consistent and keeping writing and posting.

In my experience, if you keep writing and posting content consistently, you should expect to see results in 3-6 months.

Yes, this is a pretty long time to go before seeing any results. It can feel like you are just writing content and throwing it into the abyss of the online world. I personally almost gave up many times but I’m so glad had the support from my community to keep me going.

The key to blogging success is to do keyword research well. I assure you keyword research isn’t hard and can actually be pretty fun. This is the process of finding about the actual search terms people are typing into Google.

This gives you incredible insight into what you potential audience is looking for, so you can create content that is of value to them.

Search Engines like google will also value the content you produce. This means you will appear higher in the search engine rankings. And THAT is how most people will find your site.

If you want to build a long term source of passive income from blogging, then I suggest you check out my no. 1 recommendation here.

It’s the most efficient way to learn how to earn via blogging.

What you can expect to learn when joining:

•    How to choose a topic that you are passionate about for your website,

•    Step by step help to build your website,

•    How to attracting actual people to your website, and

•    How to make money from your website.

You also get all the necessary support (from me and many others) and tools you need to succeed.

 

7. Your Own YouTube Channel

The top “YouTubers” can make millions each year. Take this 6 year old kid Ryan for example, he makes $11 million a year reviewing toys on YouTube.

 

One of the most popular type of Youtube video are how-tos or unboxing videos (where you open a product for your reviewers). There are so many niches that the millions of people who visit YouTube every day are into.

If you have something of value to share and deliver your message in an engaging way, there is probably a ready audience out there for you to build a solid income stream from views. You could also use your free tutorials to point viewers towards paid offers.

For example, you might provide high level personal finance advice for free but offer an upsell of personalize advice for a fee.

 

So how do you make money with YouTube?

  1. Set up your YouTube channel.
  2. Upload videos consistently: In order to build an audience you need to upload video regularly that add value to your potential audience.
  3. Spread the word about your video on social media: Twitter, Facebook or you can even embed them in your blog or website.
  4. Respond to comments from viewers: Remember engagement turns viewers into fans.
  5. Monetize your YouTube videos to include ads: More views means more revenue!

Have a look on YouTube for your favorite YouTube celebrities and note what makes each of them successful. Then try to replicate their formula while being your authentic unique self.

Who is your favorite YouTuber and what about them draws you to watch their videos?

 

8. Selling EBooks

The internet has had a profound effect on the traditional publishing world.

Millions of eBooks are sold each year. EBooks now represent about 20% of all book sales in the United States and this percentage is growing.

Its bad news for traditional publishing houses but good news for the everyday people because with the rise of eBooks, it has never been easier to self-publish and get your own eBook out on the market.

You no longer need to have deep pockets to get a book published. You can even sell your eBook on Amazon or on your own website.

Your eBooks can be novels, how-to guides or even a collection of your blog posts.  The options are endless!

Plus, you have the potential to make quite a lot of money.

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Take Amanda Hocking for example. She wrote 17 unpublished novels while keeping a day job of caring for disabled people. She was rejected by book agents and publishers for years.

That is until she decided to self-publish on Amazon and the rest is history. She has now quit her day job and makes millions as a self-published author.

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Have you heard of the book Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L James? Did you know that she first self-published the book in 2011 as an eBook before it took off?

The book has now sold over 100 million copies word wide and has made E.L James one of the richest self-published authors.

9. Develop Apps

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Everybody has a smartphone these days. Some people even have more than one!

And what do all smartphone users use daily? Well apps!

Whether you have an Iphone or an Android, you probably use app every day to access social media, games, fitness trackers, sleep trackers and much more.

If you have ever thought, “I wish they had an app for ___________” Then you have an idea that addresses a need that people have.  It could be a tip calculator, a list of yoga poses, a receipts organizer…the options are endless.

And you don’t need to be a programmer or know how to code. If you have the idea, you can hire people to create the app for a reasonable rate on sites like Upwork. Of course, the more complex your app, then more you will have to pay you developers.

John Hayward-Mayhew has flooded the App Store in recent years with over 600 Apps from Dangerous Caveman Bum Runner to dentistry games like Emergency Dentist Race. All the apps have raked in close to $1million and guess what? The guy can’t even code!

If you can meet a need and create an app that operates both on iphones and Androids, then you could have a winner!

 

 

10. Freelancing

10 best ways to make money online in 2018If you are good at writing, graphic design, transcribing, accounting, web design, marketing or any other skills, there is probably a market out there that would pay for your skills. I think you might be surprised at the demand out there for various skills.

The best thing about freelancing is that you dictate your own hours and you can work from anywhere. You can either start by working your existing network, maybe its contacts from your field of work.

As a start, you can update your Linkedin profile and send a few status updates saying you are now doing some freelancing work in your field.

Alternatively, you can also check out Upwork and Freelancer. Though I can be pretty competitive, it can be a great way to start building a portfolio.

 

Hit the Ground Running in 2018

These internet business opportunities should give you plenty of ideas for making money online in 2018.

Pick one and make a decision to start and keep the momentum going. Let me know what you are going to do differently this year in the comments below!

It will take some hard work but it’ll be well worth it when you find yourself on the road to financial freedom this time next year.

Here’s to the best year yet!

 

 

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How to make money on Amazon Associates – a step by step newbie friendly guide

So why would you want to make money on Amazon Associates

How to make money on Amazon Associates

Well, there are a few compelling reasons why being an Amazon associate is the most newbie friendly way to make money online:

  • It’s free to apply
  • There are low startup costs
  • It’s a simple business model to follow

Yes, it is completely free to be an affiliate of Amazon. All you need to do is apply to their Amazon Associates program and have a website!

If you don’t have a website, you can start one here, or keep reading for more information to decide what kind of website you want to start.

The cost to start an online business is extremely affordable. It costs only about $14 per year for a website domain name and $5-$50 per month for hosting (where your website files are stored) depending on your hosting company and type of hosting package.

That means you can run your entire online business for as little as $20 per month! That’s like having a big mac with a side of fries every week, except you would be building an online business and not expanding your waistline.

A traditional offline business might set you back at least $100,000! Ouch!

Another advantage of being an Amazon affiliate is that you don’t need to stock inventory. That is a huge cost and risk when starting a traditional business. What if you can’t sell the $1,000 worth of stock you just bought?

You also don’t have to deal with any shipping, returns, or customer service. This is all sorted out for you by Amazon.

So how do you make money on Amazon Associates?

Now that you are convinced of the ‘why’, let’s talk about the ‘how’. Below I will show you how to make money on Amazon Associates in five easy to follow steps so stay with me.

Step 1: Choose a Topic

Have a think about something you are passionate about or interested in:

  • What hobbies do you have?
  • What kind of advice do your friends ask you for?
  • Do you like eating healthy?
  • Have you figured out how to make your kids eat their veges?
  • Do you have tips and tricks for training dogs?
  • Are you great to playing the guitar?

These are all possible website topics. For me, I am currently obsessed with essential oils, so I might choose to make a website about that.

The Google trend seems to be promising for essentials oils…

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But whatever topic you choose, there are going to be millions of other people in the world that are interested in the same thing as you.

When they do a Google search, your website will pop up and they will look to you for advice (e.g. what kind of essential oils to use for colds or what essential oils to use to aid sleep etc.).

I would design my articles to help answer the questions that people have regarding essential oils or tell them interesting information about essential oils.

For this reason, I would recommend choosing a topic that is interesting to you. Any topic can make money, so the focus of your first website should something that will hold your interest for a long period of time (so you don’t get bored and give up).

If you are having trouble deciding on which topic is good for you, feel free to reach out to me in the comments. I know this is something many people struggle with when first starting out (I did too) and having someone to bounce ideas off can be helpful.

Step 2: Build a Website

The idea of having a build a website used to be scare me as a newbie. But I’ve found that its actually really easy…if you have the right tools.

Did you know that building a website can be as easy as filling out a form.

Yes, you heard me right.

Let me SHOW you just how easy it is.

Here is the website creation form on Wealthy Affiliate:

How to make money on Amazon Associates

Just fill in this form, hit ‘build my website” and you’re done.

In fact, you can start building your first website right now. The site can be built and online in about 5 minutes.

But if you are on step ahead, already have a website and are just wondering why your site isn’t making any money yet, you will want to read ahead to the next section.

Step 3: Do your research

Once you get your website up, you need to start brainstorming topics to write about.

This will be one of your main jobs as affiliate website owner, to write articles. But how do you know what to write about?

Well, there’s a few different methods, but these are the two that I use.

I use a keyword research tool called Jaaxy on a daily basis. If you are interested in knowing more about this tool, click here to see how it works and how that will help you build your business.

But if you are a newbie you might want to start with this simpler method – ask Google.

Do you know how Google finishes your sentences for you?

Google uses data coming from real web searches to try to guess what you are trying to search for.

This can give you some valuable insight into what people are searching for.

For example, with essential oils website I can type in “what kind of essential oils” into Google to see what people are looking for related to essential oils.

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Now I know I can write an articles about:

  • What kind of essential oils are good for allergies
  • What kind of essential oils are good for migraines
  • What kind of essential oils are good for colds
  • What kind of essential oils are good for sleep

Then I can promote some products like various essential oil blends and essential oil diffusers.

How to make money on Amazon Associates

I can then try more variations to my Google search to see what else turns up. Like when I type in essential oils, I get a lot more product idea for what I can promote like essential oil burners and vaporizers for example.

From your research, you could do an article on the top essential oil burners under $50 for example. The ideas you can come up with from Google are endless.

Step 4: Write Articles

How to make money on Amazon Associates

Writing articles can sound pretty intimidating but it’s actually pretty easy. You don’t have to be a great writer or salesman.

It’s like conversing with a friend. For example, if you were writing the article about the top 5 essential oil diffusers below $50, it would be like giving your friend a recommendation of your top 5 picks.

I find that it works better to write casually like you would speak to a friend. We don’t need to be too formal. People want to read articles written by real people, not some boring academic article.

Which one would you rather read?

Of course the real article about a fellow essential oils enthusiasts telling you what their top 5 diffuser picks are!

This is another reason why you should pick a topic you are familiar with or interested in. This will make it easier and more natural for you to write on the topic.

Remember, you don’t have to be a professional writer. All you have to do is help people find the right products for their needs.

Step 5: Link to Products

All you have to do is find the product you want to promote from Amazon to get the picture or web link.

Here is a video that will walk you through this process:

 

Once you do this a few times, you’ll get the hang of it.

Making Money!

How to make money on Amazon Associates

After someone reads your article, if they like your recommendation and click your link, they will be taken to the Amazon product page.

You will get credit for anything they purchase within 24 hours of clicking your link. This means if the person decides to do their Christmas present shopping at the same time, you get credit for ALL those items, not just the essential oil diffuser you recommended (as long as they purchase them within 90 days).

The code in the link makes sure you get credit for the sale.

Amazon pays 6% which does not sound very impressive but considering more than 26.5 million items are sold on Amazon EACH DAY, 6% on the volume that some people buying through Amazon can quickly add up.

I must point out that this is not a ‘get rich quick’ scheme. It does take time to write the articles and work up to a full-time income. But many Amazon affiliate have achieved this and are currently making five or even six figures per months off the business model I just ran you through.

So how do you get started

How to make money on Amazon Associates

We have just walked through the outline of how you can make money on Amazon Associates. I hope that you found that helpful and that you are starting to think of what topic you want to choose for your website.

And if the process of how to get from an idea to a money making online business is still a bit hazy, that’s all good. That’s where everyone starts.

You can get a detailed set of training modules to get you off to the right start, plus personal assistance on your business at the online business training center Wealthy Affiliate. They specialize in training people on how to start an online affiliate business.

This includes Amazon’s Affiliate program but they will also cover other affiliate programs, which can make your journey to making money online smoother and faster.

This training center is actually how I got started online, and I highly recommend them!

If you have any questions about how Amazon’s Affiliate program please let me know in the comments below and I’ll do my best to help!

Ways To Make Money Online

10 Easy Ways To Make Money at Home , No Scams I Promise

easy ways to make money at home

Have you ever been scammed before?

I have and it’s the most horrible thing.

That is why I want to help you find legitimate ways to make money online, with no scams!

I personally hate scammers, I can’t understand why these people would make money at the expense of other people. That is just low! I’ve been scammed before and it’s the worst feeling when you find out you have been tricked out of hard earned money for programs that have little or no value at all!

It is unfortunate that the online world is just scattered with people who say they will teach you to make money online, but are just out to take your hard earned cash.

So today, I’m going to show you the 10 easy ways to make money at home, with no scams!

This is my favourite and most trusted way to make money online.

Check out my #1 recommendation for making money online.

 

So here are the 10 legitimate ways to make money at home that I will show you:

easy ways to make money at home

  1. Perform Online Tasks
  2. Rent your spare room on Airbnb
  3. Become a Remote English Teacher
  4. Get hustling on Instagram
  5. Online Dating Consultant
  6. Be a Freelancer
  7. Create Online Courses
  8. Create YouTube tutorials
  9. Sell your own products
  10. The best real way to make money online

PERFORMING TASKS ONLINE

Did you know that you can perform simple tasks online and get paid for it?

These tasks can include:

  • Filling out surveys or offers: While this can be tedious, you can earn some money from this.
  • Watch videos: This is a good way to earn some money by leaving videos playing in the background your computer.
  • Searching the web: You can earn money by performing searches.
  • Playing games online: If you love gaming this will be a fun way for you to make some money online.
  • Perform micro tasks: You can get paid for each little task you complete. This can be anything from clicking given links to transcribing sentences.  Have a look at some of the sample tasks you can complete on Swagbucks:

easy ways to make money at home

This are the two sites I recommend that are legitimate:

  1. Swagbucks
  2. Opinion World (surveys only)

Swagbucks offers all the tasks listed above but Opinion World offers surveys only.

Easy Ways To Make Money at Home

With Swagbucks you can get paid either by gift card of your choice or PayPal but you have to earn enough Swagbucks, to redeem for cash or gift card.

You can earn the most with shopping online or doing the offers available. Other ways you can earn is by doing online surveys, watching video and playing games. Read my full review of Swagbucks for my tips and tricks on how to make money with this opportunity.

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Easy Ways To Make Money at Home

 

I recommend Opinion Outpost (or Opinon World outside the US) because its pays out a lot better than many online survey sites. Once you complete your profile, they tend to send more tailored surveys to you. This means your qualification rate is a lot higher than other sites (i.e. you don’t answer a whole lot of questions because you are told you don’t qualify for the survey. What a waste of time!) Read my full review of Opinion World here.

Note: I must put a disclaimer that while Swagbucks and Opinion World are great to make some pocket money online, it is NOT going to replace any part-time let alone full-time income. Any site that promises to give you a full-time income from filling in surveys is most definitely a scam.

 

 Rent your spare room on Airbnb

Easy Ways To Make Money at Home

 

If you have a spare room in the house, then you could be leaving cash on the table.

All you have to do to start earning money is to:

  • Sign up on Airbnb (if you aren’t already),
  • Take some photos of your spare room, and
  • List it for rent.

This can be easily done in an evening.

If you don’t know how much to charge for a night, no worries. Airbnb provides tools that help you set a price that factors in travel trends and prices for similar places. It’s pretty clever.

The tool raises the price when demand is high and supply is low to maximize your returns.

Airbnb will handles all the payments for you and pays out 24 hours after a guest checks in.

Airbnb pays out by PayPal, direct deposit, and international money wire and I have personally never had a late payment.

I’ve personally loved Airbnb and it’s a great way to make money online from renting out your spare rooms or home on Airbnb.

Become a Remote English Teacher

Easy Ways To Make Money at Home

If you are a native speaker of English, you can find English teaching jobs on websites like Indeed, Learn4Good and Remote.co.

All you have to do click on the links above to see what jobs are available. You will have to register to upload your CV and apply for the roles.

You can expect to earn about $25 an hour and the lessons, often conducted via Skype, can easily be fitted around your schedule and day job.

Instagram Marketing

Easy Ways To Make Money at Home

If you love posting Instagram and have a bit of a following, you could have an opportunity to do some marketing and get paid for it.

Did you know that 25-year-old Liz Eswein charges a fee to various big brands for taking the photos she posts on her account @NewYorkCity. She also gets an additional $1 per like. That’s not too shabby at all considering most of her photos get over 20,000 likes! Cha-ching!

If you don’t have that large of a following, no worries, you can still make money from this online opportunity.

My friend gets hundreds not thousands of likes on each of her posts but that didn’t stop her from marketing clothes from local boutiques.

She approached them for a unique code to give her followers a 10% discount on all purchases. The clothes boutiques then pay her a commission each time she brought in a sale.

 

Create an online course

    Easy Ways To Make Money at Home

Another option is to create an online course on a platform like Udemy or Teachable.

This could be an online course about anything you are passionate about and have expertise in. You don’t have to be an expert.

Have a quick brainstorm of all the skills you have to share. What do your friends often ask you for advice on? Maybe you could turn that into an online course?

You could create courses that deliver huge value to many people and create a healthy new income stream in the meantime.

If you have an idea for an online course but feel it’s a bit too formal for you, then YouTube tutorials might be your thing.

Create YouTube tutorials

Easy Ways To Make Money at Home

If you have something of value to share and deliver your message in an engaging way, then you could build a solid income online from views. You could also use your free tutorials to point viewers towards paid offers.

For example, you might provide high level personal finance advice for free but offer an upsell of personalize advice for a fee.

Have a look on YouTube for your favorite YouTube celebrities and note what makes each of them successful. Then try to replicate their formula while being your authentic unique self.

Who is your favorite YouTuber and what about them draws you to watch their videos?

Mine is kevjumba. He is just hilarious and so witty. I just can’t get enough of his videos and I’m pretty sure he makes a sweet living off YouTube.

 

Be a Freelancer

Easy Ways To Make Money at Home

Working online can be a great way to earn a living.  If you have the skills people are looking for, you can make a lot of money as a Fiverr freelancer.

Fiverr is the go place for people when they want the following services:

  • Graphic design: This includes website logo, business cards, digital invitations, cartoons and avatars. Basically what people need for their online businesses.
  • Transcription: This is where you type out what has been said in an audio or video file for someone else.
  • Digital Marketing: This can range for helping someone with SEO, web development, email marketing and more.
  • Music & Audio: If you are musically inclined you can help others with voice overs, song writing, jingles, mixing & mastering music, and create sound effects.
  • Video and Animation: As video are fast becoming the number one preferred media type for advertising on social media, it will be a great asset if you possess this skill.

The name Fiverr derives from the fact that you can offer services starting at just $5. However, people obvious charge more for more tedious pieces of work.  

The best thing about freelancing is that you are you own boss. You dictate your own hours and you can work from anywhere.

Another good place to start is to leverage your existing network. If you already have a Linkedin profile you can update it to indicate that you are now doing some freelancing work in your field.

Easy Ways To Make Money at Home

If you want to reach a wider audience, then you can check out Upwork and Freelancer. However, I must warn that the competition is pretty stiff on these sites and often you are competing with people in countries who can afford to charge a lot less than you do.

But it can be a great way to start building a portfolio and just get started. After all, everyone starts from somewhere.

Like my grandma always reminds me, “Don’t despise the days of humble beginnings.” She is usually right!

See my #1 recommendation for aspiring freelancers

Online Dating Consultant

  Easy Ways To Make Money at Home

 

If your friends always flock to you for dating advice, then you might be the perfect candidate to make money online by offering dating consulting services.

There are many singles who would just kill to have someone help them navigate sites like Tinder and Coffee Meets Bagel. They need help to:

  • Put together an enticing profile,
  • Select the most flattering photos and the most suitable photos for the type of partner they seek,
  • Craft messages to respond to potential dates.

Do you know dating coach, Virginia Roberts of The Heartographer, charges up to $200 an hour for one-on-one video coaching.

That’s not too shabby is it?

 SELLING YOUR OWN PRODUCT

If you have a knack for creating crafts, then you can sell you own handmade products online. One of the best places to sell your own product is on Shopify.

Shopify is the number one most recommended e-commerce solution for people who want to set up their own online stores. It currently hosts 500,000 stores with 46 billion worth of sales.

You can basically sell pretty much anything. If you aren’t into crafts, then you can buy products through a manufacturer and resell them yourself with a markup.

Shopify also integrates with Amazon and many other third party apps to make setting up and running your online store easy and seamless.

They even have apps to make t-shirts a made-to-order basis so you have no inventory to carry.  There are also apps to manage your online shop for areas like shipping, marketing, inventory management, promoting etc.

 

The Best Way to Make Money at Home 

This is my favourite way to make money online!

Affiliate marketing is the best business model to start an online business that creates long term passive income.

Find out how this affiliate marketer makes $50,000 a month!

What is passive income?

It’s a stream of income that earns you money over and over again from a one-time action.  For example, this post I’ve written once has the potential to make me money for many year to come.

How does this work?

Easy Ways To Make Money at Home

Well as long as I keep this post on the internet, people will visit the post when they do a Google search for how to make money online. Perhaps that is how you have come across this post today.

And when visitors, take action and purchase any product or service that I recommend,  I get paid a commission.

This is the potential of having your own website !

With the other suggestions above, you have to keep working to keep earning. That’s not passive income. That’s still trading your time for money.

But if you own your own website and write posts that will help others, you have the potential to build a passive income stream from each post that you write.

Now if you had hundreds of these posts on your own website, can you see the massive passive income stream that you can create?

Did you know some of the biggest bloggers are making $100,000 a month? Yes, in ONE month!  But, it doesn’t happen overnight, it has taken them years of consistent effort to get there.

Even if you only work on your website consistently for a year, you still have the potential to create passive income of a couple of thousands a month.

While this is definitely not a get rich quick scheme, it is a great way to build a long-term sustainable source of passive income online.

But think about it, if you could have an online business that generated a full time income one day, wouldn’t it be worth it to invest the time to build it?

And if you don’t have any technical or marketing experience, no worries. I had no previous experience when I first got started either. All you need is the right training and right tools.

Check out my #1 recommendation here to learn how to start build your online business today.

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Ways To Make Money Online

How to make money on Amazon without actually selling anything?

So what is Amazon?

How to make money on amazon without selling anything

Amazon.com is THE largest internet-based retailer in the world by total sales and market capitalization.

Not too bad for a company founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos that operated out of a garage as a book seller.

In 2016 alone,  Amazon did a whooping $136 billion in sales and now boasts over 300 million active customers shopping on the site every single day!

It’s probably because Amazon sells over 480 million products worldwide, making it a on-stop-shop for all kinds of products that an online consumer would be looking for.

So great for Amazon, so how can you get in on this action?

Amazon associates

The answer – through the Amazon Associate Program. THIS is how you can make money on Amazon without selling anything.

By joining the Amazon Associate Program, you become an affiliate for Amazon. This means you earn a sales commission whenever you refer a customer to purchase something online from Amazon’s marketplace.

It’s an easy as 1-2-3:

1. Sign up for a user account with Amazon.

2. You’ll be given a unique associate ID that allows you to access the Associate Central.

3. You can search Associate Central for the products that you want to promote, get the product links (which has your unique ID attached) and share them on your website or blog.

Amazon Associates

 

Here is a video walkthrough of how to sign up:

 

How much does it cost to join?

It’s absolutely FREE to become an Amazon Associate.

But do watch out for scammers out there who pose as Amazon representative offering you a ‘business opportunity’ for a fee.

Amazon Scams

So how much can you make with Amazon Associates?

While some people complain the payout is low, others a comfortable full-time income from it.

Have a look for yourself. Here are the current commission fees that apply for each product categories (as at writing this review).

Amazon Commission Rates

Some Amazon success stories from every day people

Amazon Associates Success Story 1

Amazon Associates Success Story 2

Amazon Associates Success Story 3

3 steps to become an Amazon Associate

Step 1 – Check your Eligibility

At this point, there are six states that are not allowed to participate in the affiliate program, namely, Arkansas, Colorado, Missouri, Maine, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

This is mainly because these states have decided to tax the Amazon affiliate program. Due to the additional tax burden on Amazon, they have decided to exclude people from these states from participating in the Amazon Associates program.

If you are from one of these states, no worries there are other affiliate networks such as Clickbank which also offers a large variety of products. Plus their commission pay-outs are often higher than Amazon’s.

Step 2 – Decide what your target audience will be

what's my niche

This is also known as selecting a niche.

A niche is just a fancy way of referring to a group of people looking for stuff on the internet. There are millions and millions of people looking for stuff on the internet everyday within all sorts of niches that you probably would not have even imagined.

The best place to start picking your niche is not to ask “what” is going to make money, but “what do you want to make money with?”

For example, a niche could be Millenials who want to keep fit. If you decide to select this niche, you could recommend all sorts of products from Fitbits to exercise gear.

The reason why it’s important to start with a niche and not with a product is so you can tailor your website and all communicates to speak to your specific target audience.

It is also important to pick a niche that you are passionate about.

Why?

Because you will be spending lots of time:

  • Writing content about your niche
  • Communicating in forums and on social media about your niche
  • You will be researching products in your niche
  • You will be helping people in your niche

So if you are passionate about the topic, you will enjoy the process of researching and building your website and business a lot more.

If you need want a great walk-through of how to choose your niche, check out this video.

Choose a niche direction video

 

3 – Create A Website (it’s easy!)

In step 2, we mentioned you would be writing content about your chosen niche.

All your great content needs to live somewhere, on your very own website. Your website is also where your visitors come to and will be the source of all your revenue generated online (yay!).

Now you might be thinking, I don’t have any technical or coding knowledge and I’m not about to go out and pay a web designer thousands of dollars to design me a website.

Don’t worry, neither do I and I’ve managed to build a few websites myself.

Using the SiteRubix website builder, it is literally as easy as filling out a form.

Yes, you heard me right.

Let me SHOW you just how easy it is.

Here’s the entire website creation form:

WA Website Creation Form

Just fill in this form, hit ‘build my website” and you’re done!

And they give you 2 website on their servers for FREE. So you don’t have to fork out any money to get started.

There are also 10 free lessons on how to get started online for FREE. More on that later onto in this post.

A walk-through the application process

Step 1 – Click here for the Amazon Associates website. And at the top right hand corner, click on the “join now for free” button to join.

Amazon Associates How to Join

Step 2 – In the first part of the application you will need to enter your:

  • Name,
  • Address, and
  • Contact number.

Amazon associates sign up

Step 3 – In the second part of the application, Amazon will ask you for detail of your website (general description, targeted audience, promotional products). This is where you include your website url and tell Amazon what your chosen niche is.

When you are first starting out, it does take a while for traffic to start coming in so I generally leave the questions re methods of traffic acquisition, numbers of unique visitors etc. blank and I’ve never had any issues get approved.

Step 4 – Submit the application and wait for the good news.

All going well, Amazon should send you a confirmation email within 24-48 hours. After that, you can access the Associate Central for various features and start promoting your desired affiliate product.

For some reason or another, if you do get rejected it is not the end of the world. Again, there are other affiliate marketplaces like Clickbank that you can check out.

So how do I get started making money on Amazon?

If you are new to affiliate marketing and new to building an online business, I highly recommend completing the FREE level 1 online entrepreneur certification course by Wealthy Affiliate.

This will give you everything you need to get started online. If you want to know a bit more about Wealthy Affiliate read my full review here.

Wealthy Affiliate Walkthrough - How YOU Can Benefit From WA

Wealthy Affiliate Walkthrough – How YOU Can Benefit From WA

This course will walk you through:

  • How to make money online
  • How to choose a Niche
  • How to build your own website
  • How to set your website up correctly
  • How to leverage keywords for traffic (i.e. how to get visitors to come to your website)

Here are all the lessons covered in this FREE course:

10 free lessons wealthy affiliate

What you get for free

Click here to get start on the FREE course now.

Ways To Make Money Online

11 Side Hustles To Make Money While You Still Keep Your Day Job

While over 66% of millennials want to start their own businesses, only 3.6% of businesses in the U.S. were owned by those under the age of 30 (in 2013).

So why the discrepancy?

I have no doubt that many of us have what it takes to be successful entrepreneurs, but the thought of quitting a stable job that delivers a regular pay check is just too risky and just down right terrifying.

But it doesn’t always have to be a choice between an entrepreneur life and a secure paycheck.

Why we have both our cake and eat it too? How about creating an additional income steam without giving up the security of a monthly pay check?

Enter the new movement that is fast gaining popularity – side hustles to make money.

It sure sounds a lot sexier than getting a side job.

Side Hustles To Make Money

Thanks to the convenience of the internet, making money on the side has never been more accessible to us, no matter what we may do for a living.

If you are looking to create an additional income stream and get more job security, here are 11 Side Hustles To Make Money that you can start tonight!

  1. Fill in online surveys in your spare time
  2. Rent your spare room on Airbnb
  3. Become a Remote English Teacher
  4. Hustle on Instagram
  5. Create an online course
  6. Create YouTube tutorials
  7. Be a Tutor
  8. Online Dating Consultant
  9. Drive for Uber/Lyft
  10. Be a Freelancer
  11. Start a blog

1. Fill in online surveys in your spare time

Side Hustles To Make Money If you are looking for an easy way to make some money online and are find filing in surveys on your coffee or appliances preferences for example, then this is perfect for you.

For example, I managed to earn $10 from filling in 2 surveys. That took me a total of 30-35 minutes in total. That works out to about $5/ hour.

If you want to find out more about making money online doing online surveys then I wrote a whole post on what to look out for (scams) and how to maximize your return.

I must say that if you are looking to for more than a bit of pocket money, then this option is probably not for you.

Read on because the rest of the 10 ideas pay much better than this one.

2. Rent your spare room on Airbnb

If you have a spare room in the house, then you could be leaving cash on the table.

Getting your side hustle going is as simple as signing up on Airbnb (if you aren’t already), take some photos of your spare room and list it for rent. This can be done in an evening.

If you aren’t quite sure how much to charge for a night, Airbnb does provide tools that help you set a price that factors in travel trends and prices for similar places. It’s quite clever. The tool raises the price when demand is high and supply is low to maximize your returns.

Airbnb also handles all the payments for you and pays out 24 hours after a guest checks in. Airbnb pays out by PayPal, direct deposit, and international money wire and I have personally never had a late payment.

Tip: To make it worth your while, make sure you charge a ‘cleaning fee’. That’s for your time spent changing sheets or to cover the cost of your cleaning lady if you choose to outsource.

And if you want to flexibility of having a quiet weekend, make sure you set your calendar preference so all bookings have to be approve by you prior to confirmation. This also gives you the flexibility to space out your guests as you please.

I’ve personally loved Airbnb and there are many people round the world who earn their primary income by renting out their spare rooms or homes on Airbnb.

Learn more about my #1 recommendation for making money online

3. Become a Remote English Teacher

This is a great side hustle opportunity for native speakers of English. While ESL (English as a Second Language) accreditation is recommended, websites like Indeed, Learn4Good and Remote.co often have English teaching jobs for native English speakers.

All you have to do click on the links above to see what jobs are available. You will have to register to upload your CV and apply for the roles. You can expect to earn about $25 an hour and the lessons, often conducted via Skype, can easily be fitted around your schedule and day job.

4. Get hustling on Instagram

Side Hustles To Make Money If you love Instagram and have a bit of a following, you could have an opportunity to do some marketing and get paid for it.

Did you know that 25-year-old Liz Eswein charges a fee to various big brands for taking the photos she posts on her account @NewYorkCity. She also gets an additional $1 per like. That’s not too shabby at all considering most of her photos get over 20,000 likes! Cha-ching!

If you don’t have that huge of a following, that’s all good, you can still get into Instagram marketing.

My friend doesn’t quite get 20,000 likes, more like hundreds but that didn’t stop her from starting a pretty sweet side hustle. She got in contact with a local online clothing boutique, and wears their clothing in photos of her just getting out and about.

Some are photos of her out grabbing a coffee and some are of her having a Sunday brunch with her husband. She just tags the clothing boutique in her Instagram photos and gets paid a fee for it. Sweet deal!

 

5. Create an online course

Another option is to create an online course on a platform like Udemy or Teachable. If you are an avid home brewer and don’t see yourself selling your brews at the local fair, another option is for you to record yourself and run a home brewing online course.

Or it could be an online course about anything else you are passionate about and have expertise in.

Have a quick brainstorm of all the skills you have to share. What do your friends often ask you for advice on? Maybe you could turn that into an online course?

You could create courses that deliver huge value to many people and create a healthy new income stream in the meantime.

If you have an idea for an online course but feel it’s a bit too formal for you. Then YouTube tutorials might be your thing.

6. Create YouTube tutorials

If you have something of value to share and deliver your message in an engaging way, then you could build a solid income stream from views. You could also use your free tutorials to point viewers towards paid offers.

For example, you might provide high level personal finance advice for free but offer an upsell of personalize advice for a fee.

Have a look on YouTube for your favorite YouTube celebrities and note what makes each of them successful. Then try to replicate their formula while being your authentic unique self.

Who is your favorite YouTuber and what about them draws you to watch their videos?

Mine is kevjumba. He is just hilarious and so witty. I just can’t get enough of his videos and I’m pretty sure he makes a sweet living off YouTube.

7. Be a Tutor

Side Hustles To Make Money

If you were a bit of a nerd at school, then this opportunity is for you. You might have been harassed at school for being a nerd but now you are going to have the last laugh because many parents are willing to shell out upwards of $100 an hour for tutors that can help their kids ace the SATs and get into that ivy league college.

If the SATs weren’t really your thing then you can still do tutoring for regular schoolwork. This doesn’t pay quite as much as SAT coaching but this is the time to showcase your stunning GPA average and host of As on your report cards to secure a great tutoring job with a great rate.

Maybe you weren’t quite a straight A student at school. No worries, there is still an opportunity for you.

8. Online Dating Consultant

If you are THE go to person all your friends come to for dating advice, you might be the perfect candidate to be a great online dating consultant.

There are many singles who would just kill to have someone help them navigate sites like Tinder and Coffee Meets Bagel. They need help to:

  • Put together an enticing profile,
  • Select the most flattering photos and the most suitable photos for the type of partner they seek,
  • Craft messages to respond to potential dates.

Do you know dating coach, Virginia Roberts of The Heartographer, charges up to $200 an hour for one-on-one video coaching. That’s not too shabby is it?

9. Drive for Uber/Lyft

Side Hustles To Make Money

If you own a car, then this opportunity could be for you. You could start a side income by picking up someone to and from work, on the weekend or on the way to run some errands.

This is a great way to earn a side income on a schedule that suits you. Check out Uber or Lyft. In fact, TheRideShareGuy.com has moe great information about how to make money by driving.

10. Be a Freelancer

Side Hustles To Make Money

If you are good at writing, proofreading, graphic design, transcribing, translation or any other skills, there is probably a market out there that would pay for your skills. In fact, I think you might be surprised at the demand out there for various skills.

The best thing about freelancing is that you dictate your own hours and you can work from anywhere. You can either start by working your existing network, maybe its contacts from your field of work.

You can update your Linkedin profile and send a few status updates saying you are now doing some freelancing work in your field.

Alternatively, you can also list your services on Craigslist. You might be surprised but I know a few people who have made quite a killing by listing an ad for simple website design services.

I was skeptical about recommending this platform at first, but now I’m sold about its effectiveness.

If you want to reach a wider audience, then you can check out Fiver,  Upwork and Freelancer. However, I must warn that the competition is pretty stiff on these sites and often you are competing with people in countries who can afford to charge a lot less than you do.

But it can be a great way to start building a portfolio and just get started. Everyone starts from somewhere.

Like my grandma always reminds me, ” Don’t despise the days of humble beginnings.” She is usually right!

See my #1 recommendation for aspiring freelancers

11. Start a Blog

Side Hustles To Make Money

Okay, so a blog isn’t the fastest way to make money but unlike all the other side hustle opportunities, this one has the highest potential upside.

Most side jobs mean trading spare time for more dollars. So if you are picking people up on your way to work as an Uber driver, you can earn more by driving more. The more time you give, the more money you earn.

While building a blog (and getting traffic a.k.a visitors) does take time and effort, you can set yourself up with a solid income stream that could serve you for a long time to come.

So when I say building a blog, what does that even mean?

Well, 99% of that process will involve writing blog posts and articles which deliver value to your readers. This can be something you fit in during a lunch break or during your evenings. The key is to stay consistent and keeping writing and posting.

In my experience, if you keep writing and posting content consistently, you should expect to see results in 3-6 months.

Yes, this is a pretty long time to go before seeing any results. It can feel like you are just writing content and throwing it into the abyss of the online world. I personally almost gave up many times but I’m so glad had the support from my community to keep me going.

Some people try to sell you the secret to getting 100,000 daily visitors with little work. I’m sorry, that kind of thing simply doesn’t exist. I wish it were true too.

Trust me, if there was an easier way to do it, I would be the first to sign up and hey everyone would too. We would all be working online and rolling in cash.

If you want to build a long term source of passive income, then I suggest you check out my no. 1 recommendation here.

It’s a much more efficient way to learn how to earn.

What you can expect to learn when joining

  • How to choose a topic that you are passionate about for your website
  • Step by step help to build your website
  • How to attracting actual people to your website
  • How to make money from your website

You also get all the necessary support (from me and many others) and tools you need to succeed.

Side Hustles To Make Money: I want to hear from you

Let me know if you have tried any of the above side hustle ideas and how they went? Or if you have tried any others ones – good or bad, let me know!

This is by no means an exhaustive list. In fact, its far from exhaustive.

So I would love to hear from you, let me know in the comments below!

How can I make money online with a blog are robots going to take my job
Ways To Make Money Online

How can I make money with an online blog and protect yourself against the Artificial Intelligence changes that will change our work forever

Will robots take over my job (and possibly the world)?

robots taking over the worldEverywhere you turn, it seems like news stations are reporting about yet another new advance in artificial intelligence (AI) that threatens to take over jobs.

It is AI’s ability to learn by analyzing immense amounts of data that cause such a threat to any job that can be broken down into predictable and repeated tasks.

Why more people are looking to make money with an online blog

This means even jobs generally viewed as ‘safe’ from being taken over by robots are now in question.

A UK law firm is now using an AI system to service legal notices in real estate cases, something that would have been previously done by a team of junior lawyers and paralegals. That’s extremely bad news for fresh law school graduates with a huge student loan and junior roles being threatened by AI.

So if your job is ‘safe’ from artificial intelligence changes, you need to think again.

You only need to look at the manufacturing, construction, agriculture industries to see how human jobs have been taken over my robots and machine.

In fact, the World Economic Forum warned that robots, automation and AI will replace 5 million human jobs by 2020. That’s not too far away at all.

Change is coming whether we like it or not. Our economy is never going back to the way it was.

So what can regular people do in the face of such massive change on the horizon?

Some people are like deer caught in the headlights, overwhelmed and shocked as they watch in disbelief as change descends on their world – their company goes through a restructure and jobs are disestablished due to technological changes. deer caught in the headlightsOthers act like ostriches, burying their head in the sand and in complete denial of the change that is coming.

ostrich burying their head in the sandWhile we can’t fight the evolution of our economy and world, we can choose to evolve with it and not just accept its impact on our work, income and livelihood.

If we lift our eyes above all the talk of doom and gloom with the impending AI changes, we might notice the opportunity to ride the wave instead of letting it overwhelm us. The old saying that every cloud has a silver lining is true.

Every cloud has a silver lining

If you are reading this post, you are likely to be one of the few that think differently from the rest and want to be proactive to the change. You might also have spotted the silver lining – the opportunity that these changes bring.

You might not know this, but that means you are already at a huge advantage over the rest of the deer and ostriches.

The internet has created some incredible opportunities for our generation that has never been present before. For many people this is going to be a huge lifeline.

With our 9-5 jobs at risk, it won’t be enough to rely on our pay check as our security blanket anymore, we must find a way to increase our income.

This is why making money online with a blog is fast gaining attention and popularity.

It is a viable way that ordinary people like you and me, with no technical or marketing experience and grow a successful business to supplement and backup our income with the lowest barriers to entry that ever existed.

So what will you be doing differently in the age of A.I. and robots?

Blogging is a Business, just not as you might know it

Until about 2009, blogs were largely online diaries where individuals would post to express their thoughts or share their personal experiences. The vast majority of these personal blogs attracted very few readers, other than the blogger’s immediate family and friends.

There were only a small number of personal bloggers who have shot to internet and worldwide stardom and have managed to turn their blog into a lucrative business

So when I talk about blogging as a business, people still think about personal blogs and think that you need to live like one of the Kardashians and blog about it to make any money blogging.

But now, there is another way to blog and earn decent revenue online. You don’t need to have a crazy life experiences or be an amazing writer to. You don’t even need to know how to build a website.

So how can you make money with an online blog

The process of creating a successful online blog less complex than you might think – it can be broken down into a four step process that looks like this.

the process of making money onlineStep 1: Choose an Interest

Step 2: Build Your Website

Step 3: Get rankings in search engines (leads to traffic and sales)

Step 4: Earn money from your traffic

An online business also has distinct advantages over a brick and mortar business:

  • There is very little overhead to getting a business up and running.
  • There is far more opportunity online than offline – an audience of 2.8 billion to be precise.
  • There is no limit to your potential – you set your own goals and ceiling online.

That being said, while the process is straightforward and the opportunity is large, this is not a ‘get rich quick’ scheme. It is still a business that requires you to treat it like a long term business which requires your time and effort to be successful. The great thing is it can be started as a ‘side hustle’ – something that can be fitted into a crazy schedule and on top of a day job. As a working mom with a young family, I say this from experience.

Will you seize the opportunity and use the Internet to supplement and backup your job?

As someone who naturally leans towards ostrich tendencies and has the need to procrastinate as much as possible, this is the best advice I can give you:

The best time to start is now.

The decision to start an online business is a long term strategy. It’s more like a decision to gradually adopt healthier habits which lead to a healthier life rather than a rapid 30-day juice detox.

It’s something that you can do after work. It’s something you can do in the weekend. It’s even something you can work around kids (speaking from personal experience).

More importantly, it’s something that will get your prepared for the inevitable Artificial Intelligence changes that will change our work and world forever.

If you have a fire in you that just wants to grab hold of the opportunity of this age with both hands, I can help you.

While there is a ton of free resources on how to start an online business, trying to piece the pieces together can feel like you’ve just emptied out a 10,000 piece puzzle onto the living room floor.

Let me guide you, so you don’t have to spend time sorting through the pieces yourself which can be confusing and very overwhelming.

Join me at my favorite online business community and training platform here.

Remember: The best time to start is now.

 

 

 

 

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Can you really make money with wealthy affiliate? [real life proof from people like you]

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So you’ve decided that you want to start an online business, but where do you start?

The internet is bursting at the seams with various ‘gurus’ offering the ultimate blueprint to making money online.

It can be so overwhelming!

So how do you know which program to choose and which one even works? Those were the questions I grappled with when I was looking for where to start my online business journey.

If you are considering Wealthy Affiliate, then you must be wondering, “Can I really make money with Wealthy Affiliate?”

I personally had a few bad experiences online before stumbling upon Wealthy Affiliate, maybe you can relate?

One of main reasons why I chose Wealthy Affiliate was because of the numerous real life success stories and continued success stories within the community from real people like you and me.

That and the fact that I could trial it for free and see if it was legitimate before opening my wallet.

Here is where you find all the success posts in Wealthy Affiliate

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Every day there are new members posting about their first sale, first $1000 month or them quitting their day job and becoming a full-time online entrepreneur. There is such an encouraging and pay-it-forward spirit within the WA community that its hard not to be inspired to press on and keep going through the bumps on the journey.

It was these success stories that helped keep me going and push through when I was plagued with self doubt in those early days and was tempted to give up.  But thankfully I never gave up, these stories made me believe that, if they could do it then I could too!

Here are just TWO of my personal favourite success stories from Wealthy Affiliate:

 

Meet Liz – member since January 2017

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Liz is a new momma who joined WA to start her journey to ‘making long-term wealth the right way’. This stay at home mom has been powering through the training at WA and is working hard building two websites at once (super mama!).

Within 5 months of starting, she has brought had an impressive $3,000 in a 4 day period – go Liz!

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If anyone has an excuse of not enough time in the day to start an online business (actually two websites at once), surely it would be a busy stay at home mom with a new baby. But Liz has managed to achieve great results in a short period of time through keeping consistent with her WA training and just amazing hard work. Such an inspiration!

 

Meet Jack – Member since June 2013

Jack was a full-time busy professional who was an the search for a legitimate way to earn a living online. He unfortunately fell prey to many unscrupulous products or programs before discovering WA.

In his own words, Jack’s journey to success was ‘not a rosy one’. He would wake up extra early before work and put in 4 hours in the morning and 2 hours at night on his online business. After 4 months of hard work, his hard working finally paid off and he made his first commission.

Since then, Jack is consistency been investing time and effort into his business. Two year later, this was his monthly earnings (from just one of his affiliate accounts) – $1,261 in one month!

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Jack tells of how he woke up even earlier after the birth of his son, to dedicate two hours each day to building his business. I love his two favourite sayings:

  • When there’s a will, there’s a way, and
  • Hard work pays off

And fast forward to March 2017 – Jack is now boasting $7,578.50 just for the month of March 2017. All that hard work and persistence paid off!

Thanks Jack for being such an inspiration and for showing the rest of us that it is possible for someone with no previous technical or marketing experience to make a full-time living as an online entrepreneur (and that WA training works).

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Here are some other success stories from WA:

Her Best Sales Month So Far – $41k!

This Guy Earns $50,000 p.a Online

I’m Officially Now A Full-Time Work At Home Mom

This Guy Hit 10.5 Million Visitors On His Website!

 

So many success stories, so does anyone fail at Wealthy Affiliate?


Well, of course!

Although Kyle and Carson, the founders of Wealthy Affiliate, provide top notch training, tools and  a pay-it-forward community , there are still people who don’t succeed.

If you fall into any one of these categories, then WA is probably not for you.

1.People who want to get rich quick

This is probably the fault of many online gurus who often entice people into their programs by promising lots of money with little work. This has given people the impression that building an online business is easy and with a few clicks, $1,000s and $1,000s of dollars will come flooding in.

Unfortunately, this is not true. It is true that is much easier to start an online business. For one, there is a lower start up cost. While a brick and mortar business will involve you going to the bank for a big personal loan of hundreds of thousands.

Today, you can get an online business started for $0 but if you are serious, you should expect to invest about $500-$1,000. This is only fraction of what a brick and mortar business would take to get up and running.

On average, brick and mortar businesses breakeven in 18 month to 24 months. That’s almost two years just to breakeven! On the other hand, online businesses are known to turn a profit much faster than that – on average within 6-12 months.

While that is a lot faster than traditional businesses, it is not a get rich in 30 days deal. So if you are going to try out this online business thing for 30 days to see if you make $1,000, then WA is not for you. WA is a legitimate long term roadmap to building a successful sustainable online business.

You can also start an online business with no technical or marketing knowledge. Jack and Liz who I introduced to you above have both achieved success through their training at WA. I have also personally learnt everything I know from WA.

 

2. People who aren’t willing to put in consistent hard work

If there is a common theme between Liz, jack and many other success stories at WA – its staying committed to the training at WA and applying the training consistently.

Some people complain that there is too much work while lose focus along the way. Others join and then never get started.

Life gets busy and there are always reasons to get distracted or to give up. But what all the successful people have done is to never give up and to keep on keeping on.

There are so many  success stories within the WA Community and I know that you can start your own success story too. Just take action now! The starter membership is free so you can check out WA with no strings attached.

Once you are on the inside, make sure you go through the WA course which guides you step by step.

Do take the time to go through and understand what each lesson is teaching you, then set aside time to complete the tasks assigned from each lesson.

As you tick off each task, you will be building your successful online business one brick at a time. Rome wasn’t built in one day, so make sure you keep going…one brick at a time.

3. People who don’t ask when they get stuck

I have seen many people who get frustrated part way through the journey. It might be because they aren’t seeing success as quickly as they have expected or they are struggling with a technical issue and feel overwhelmed.

The best thing to do when you are in this situation is to reach out for help. This is why the encouraging and pay-it-forward community is so crucial to your success. When I was riddled with self-doubt, I used the internal feedback system to seek feedback. I not only got constructive feedback but also got a flood of encouragement when I shared with the community about my doubts. The kind words of my fellow members kept me going when I was discouraged.

When you develop a new skill set, there is always a steep learning curve at the start. Its natural to feel overwhelmed and to get stuck. After all, almost everyone at WA has started with zero technical knowledge. So use the internal question posting system or live chat to seek help. I have always found a helpful member who has pointed me in the right direction within minutes.

That’s the beauty of having a global community. No matter what time it is, there always seems to be someone there happy to lend a hand if you need it. So you don’t have to struggle alone.

There is a like-minded community, many of whom are experts in the field that are willing to lend a hand and pull you unstuck.

So, do you think you can really make money with Wealthy Affiliate?

Well, the answer lies with you.

Wealthy Affiliate has the best training program, pay-it-forward community and cutting edge tools to set you up for online success. However, whether you can really make money with Wealthy Affiliate is really up to you.

If you are serious about starting your own online business, then

Join Wealthy Affiliate Now for $0.

Wealthy Affiliate will give you the best start. And I promise to be with you on this journey. Feel free to say hi on my WA profile and ask me any questions along the way. Can’t wait for you to be the next success story on WA 🙂

How to claim your WA special BONUS

When you join your FREE Starter Account, I will also offer you a bonus if you do decide to become a PREMIUM member in the first 7 days (including a 59% discount).

Once you join, I’ll be in touch to let you know how to claim your bonus.