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Online jobs for students in Pakistan

In this article we will discuss online jobs for students in Pakistan. Students in Pakistan have the potential of joining a global community of online entrepreneurs. We will discuss in this article some specific strategies to starting your new online job.

Become a Wealthy Affiliate

Sadly some people who decide to try to make money online don’t achieve their ambition. A common reason for this failure is that they lack the necessary knowledge and skills to make a success of their online business.

Unless you have the support and guidance of someone who is already successful in the business you are setting up then your path to success if likely to take significantly longer.

A way around this potential roadblock is to join an online community of individual who are already achieving success online. The best community are a place where you can not only receive support and guidance but also professional training.

One such community is Wealthy Affiliate. I’ve written a more detailed article about how Wealthy Affiliate can assist the growth of your online business click here to read it.

An important advantage of the Wealthy Affiliate platform is that it offers a simple way of setting up your website. In fact it’s ‘site builder’ feature allows you to pick for an almost endless number of website templates which have design features specific to different businesses.

This means that no matter what form of website business you would like to set up there will be a website template highly suited to your needs. The website also come with build in protection from hackers and run on super faster serves to increase the speed of your website.

Create a money-making website

One of the best online jobs for students in Pakistan is the creation of money making websites. The internet revolution has seen an increasingly large number of people around the world making full-time incomes from running just one website.

The reason for this growth individuals making a living from running a website is that people around the world have become increasingly confident to buy products and services online.

With this confidence there has been a change in consumers buying habits. Traditional high street and city centre shops have closed and retails are moving their operations online.

This has produced a fantastic opportunity for the enterprising student in Pakistan to cash in on this change in consumer habits.

By creating a website which targets a particular niche market you can get a slice of this lucrative online business.

Turn your passion into an online business

You can create a website on literally any subject and this can be the foundation of your online business. It’s best to pick a topic for your website which you really are interested in and passionate about. This will be important because it will help you kept focused on building your website even when you don’t see immediate success.

You can pick as the subject of your website one of your current hobbies or a topic related to your current studies. However, you make use of your free time should give you some indications of what you are passionate about and some ideas of what to focus your website on.

Once you have bought a domain name and hosting for your website the next step is to start to build up your website by regularly writing posts which your readers will find interesting and helpful.

By getting into the habit of regularly writing blog posts for your reader you can gradually be regarded as an expert on your particular field. So, when people want information on something they will start to think about looking for this on your website.

Once you are receiving regular visitors to your website you are then in a good position to consider methods of turning this traffic into an online income.

How to make money from your website

Affiliate marketing is one way of turning your regular website traffic into an online income. Affiliate marketing involves being paid by other companies to promote their products. You can put a special link on your website to a product available to buy at another company. If your website visitor clicks on this link and subsequently buys this product then you can get paid a commission by this company.

One of the most famous companies that have a special program for affiliates is Amazon. Many people don’t realise that the products for sale on Amazon can be promoted for commission payments by individuals like you.

Many companies offer similar programs for affiliates to promote their products for a commission. In fact it doesn’t really matter what niche you eventually choose for your website as it is highly likely that there will be a company that has an affiliate program you could join.

Alongside promoting products on your website there are other ways to make money. You can join Google Adsense and allow Google to place relevant advertisements on your website. You will get paid each time someone clicks on one of these adverts.

There are advantages and disadvantages to participating with Google Adsense. A key advantages is that once you have added the code Google give you to your website you really don’t need to do anything else in order to start receiving payments.

A key disadvantage is that it might start to make your website look a bit messy. No one really likes having lots of adverts all over the place when they are looking for information on a topic. In the end though it is a decision you will need to make.

Conclusion

As you can see from this article there is a golden opportunity to start and build an online affiliate marketing business with the support available at Wealthy Affiliate. Students in Pakistan have never before had the opportunities to start and grow a business online as you do today.

If you have any questions about any aspect of this article then please leave me a comment below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

 

 

 

Earn money online for students in india

In this article we will discuss ways to generate an income online for students in India. Starting to earn an income whilst you are still studying is a really smart use of your time. The financial benefits of making money online are just one part of why it’s a good project.

You will also be learning valuable skills you can later take on into whatever employment you take up after your studies. Alternatively you may enjoy working online so much you may even continue to do so even after your studies are over.

Make money with a website

The potential to generate a part-time or full-time income online has never been better. There are several ways to earn money online for students in India. Probably the most attractive way is to participate in affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing involves being paid a commission for any products which are referred by you to another companies’ website. The first step in earning money with affiliate marketing is setting up your own website.

Once you have your own website you are in an excellent position to grow your online internet marketing business. There is a lot of competition online and it is well-known that quite a lot of people struggle to make money with their website.

The main reason for this is a lack of professional knowledge and skill. If you don’t already know someone who is making a decent income online then a smart move is to join a community of online entrepreneurs where to you can access suitable training and support in growing your Internet business.

A great place to find this is at Wealthy Affiliate. I’ve written an article about using Wealthy Affiliate to grow your business – click here to read this article.

Picking a niche for your website

Making a success of your online business can hang a lot on picking the right niche. A niche is just the topic of your website. Would you like your website to be about fashion, the environment, politics or beauty / health promotion?

I’ve listed some questions in order to help you start to think about a suitable topic for your website:

What are you most passionate about in life?

What really gets your excited and sparks your curiosity?

What topic would you not mind writing about on a regular basis?

What topic would you love to learn more about?

How do you like to spend your free time – could any of activities you engage in during your free time be good topics for your website?

Brainstorm some answers to each of the above questions and then circle the words or topics which seem to come up repeatedly. Perhaps this could be a good niche for your website business.

Getting people to visit your website

If no one visits your website then obviously you won’t make any money. When lot of people visit your website then you’re earning potential is limitless.

One of the most effective methods of getting regular visitors to your website is making use of Search Engine Optimization (SEO). SEO is really very simple. It is a technique for setting up your website in such a way that it achieves a high ranking in the search engines.

The words people type into a search engine such as Google are described as keywords. Using a keyword research tool such as Jaaxy (available at Wealthy Affiliate) it is possible to find out how many people are typing in particular keywords and how many other websites have set themselves up to target those keywords.

The title or your articles should be targeted at keywords which are frequently searched but are not very competitive in terms of the number of other websites which have targeted that particular word combination. This will assist you in achieving a higher ranking in the search engines and therefore people will be more likely to find and read your article.

The best type of keywords to target are called ‘long tail keywords’. These are keywords with several words in them. These keywords tend to be less competitive to rank for in the search engines. When you target many long tail keywords you can drive a lot of traffic (visitors) to your website.

Ideally your aim should be to rank on the first page of Google as many people do not move beyond this first page when looking for information. A simple way of utilizing the benefits of SEO is to install the ‘All in one SEO pack’ on your word press website.

Multiple streams of online income

Once your website is up and running its time to think about taking steps to generate multiple sources of income from it. I’ve listed below a few ideas of how to start making multiple sources of income from your website:

  1. Affiliate links – you can partner up with Amazon by become one of their affiliates. You can sign up to become an Amazon affiliate – https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/. After you have signed up you can search for products listed on Amazon and obtain a special code which you can put on your website. This could include a picture of the product which when clicked on your website will lead the customer to the Amazon website. If they go on to buy a product you will receive a commission for the sale.
  2. Sell your own products – alongside receiving commissions for products sole on a third party website you could always decide to sell your own products or services on your website. One possibility would be to promote yourself and your professional services on your website. One possibility would be to create you very own product and list it for sale on your website. One possibility would be to have the product in an easy to instantly download format. In this way you could sell your product to a global audience.
  3. Google ad sense – allows you to insert HTML into your site in order to have ads appear which when clicked result in you receiving a payment. This advertising program will populate your website with relevant adverts associated with the content of your website.

Conclusion

I really hope that this article helps you to see the potential of the internet for generating you an income. If you have started along the way of making money online then I would love to hear about your journey to date and what has helped you make progress.

 

 

 

 

Ways to make money as college student

In this article we will discuss ways to make money as a college student.

Make money online with a website

One of the most exciting ways to make money as college student is to set up and run your own website. I’ve written a more in depth article on training and support available with taking this option – click here to read that article.

Having your own website puts you in the driving seat of your very own online business. There are several ways you can make money from having your own website. One of the most attractive ways is to make money with affiliate marketing.

You have probably already heard that affiliate marketing is a growth business. For those of you who haven’t heard about affiliate marketing previously it is a relatively simple business. By putting a link on your website to products offered by other companies’ can earn you a commission for any subsequent sales.

The great thing about this form of business is that you are not responsible for processing the payment of the customer because they don’t actually buy anything from you directly. They make their purchase from the other companies’ website.

This removes one of the biggest hassles to setting up your online business as processing credit card payments on your website can be length and complicated to set up.

Another great feature of making money with affiliate marketing is that you can choose to set up your website around a subject / topic that genuinely interests you.

By creating blog posts on topics you are passionate about you get to research and develop your own knowledge on an area that is exciting for you. Whatever you are interested in there will be products and serves you can promote on your website which are directly relevant and likely of interest to your readers.

There is a lot to learn if you are interested in making a decent income from affiliate marketing and its helpful have some form of support from an online community such as Wealthy Affiliate.

Make money online without a website

If you don’t want to buy your own website then there are still various ways to make money online. You could become an EBay seller.

This is a popular route for those individuals who don’t want to run their own website. You can list items for sale on EBay utilizing their platform.

The trick of course is to find a source of products you can sell on EBay at a profit. One possibility is to become regular attender in second hand stores and to research the items for sale prior to buying them to ensure you will make a profit when you resell them on the EBay site.

Many people are making a healthy living by creating videos and listing them on YouTube. You can create PowerPoint presentations and video these making use of Camtasia screen capturing. This could be a general ‘how to video’. By having a link to a relevant product on your video you can develop a passive form of income.

There are thousands of products available on Clickbank.com which you could choose to promote. All you need to do is to get your own affiliate link from the Clickbank product you would like to promote via your video.

Self-publishing

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to publish your own book and have it for sale across the world? What about publishing 10 books or even 50 books?

It has never been easier to self-publish and sell these books to a global audience.

You can list your books with Amazon Kindle direct publishing. They make it very easy to list your book and within a matter of minutes your book is listed on the Amazon sites around the world.

If you enjoy writing then you can of course write the book yourself. A lot of people think that they are not expert enough to write their own book. The truth is that there are probably things are you interested in which you know more about than a lot of other people. You can turn your interests and knowledge into a helpful book to help others learn from your experience.

If you really don’t enjoy writing then this is not a problem. You can simply hire someone else to write a book for you. There are some great outsourcing websites such as www.upwork.com where you can hire a freelancer to write you a book at often quite reasonable prices.

Offline money making opportunities

There are lots of opportunities for making money as a college student. It will take some creativity and energy on your part but it will be well worthwhile as not only will you earn some income but also learn useful skills to take forward in whatever you choose to do after college.

Picture yourself trying one of the following ideas:

  • Make money with your car – turn your car into a taxi service. Research the regulations in your local city for setting yourself up as a taxi service. Drive people to their destination and charge a fair price for doing so.
  • Coaching / tutoring – share your knowledge and skills with others. If you are at college then you could choose to teach younger or less experienced individuals in your specialized field of knowledge. You can teach individuals face to face, in group or even online making use of Skype. In fact you could even teach individuals in a different country.
  • Photography – advance your photography skills and charge a fair price for being a wedding or events photographer. If you are a skilled musician you could set yourself up for playing at weddings or other events.

Conclusion

As you can see there is a wide range of ways you could build up a source of income during your college days and beyond. You may love one of these options so much you continue to do it even after you have graduated from college.

 

 

 

 

Easy ways make money as college student

In this article we will explore money making opportunities open to college students. Everyone knows how expensive it is these days for college students.

After tuition fees and living expenses there is not much money left for entertainment without building up significant debts by the end of the college course. Some smart college students are already considering ways of generating an income whilst they are still studying.

Set up a money making website

When considering easy ways make money as college student then setting up a website is definitely a top option. Running your own website is running your own business. This is one of many advantages of working on your website as a strategy for generating an income, you are your own boss.

It’s possible to generate an income from creating unique interesting content that other people will want to read via affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is a growth business model whereby you can get paid a commission by other business for any referred sales generated via your website. Click here to read my article on easy ways to get into affiliate marketing.

Running your own website allows you to explore your own interests and passions in life. Whatever gets you really excited could be a good option for creating a website around. If you love traveling, languages or fashion why not turn this into a website and start sharing your passion with others around the world.

There are many examples of college students who have made the most of their free time to set up successful businesses. Mark Zuckerberg set up Facebook whilst he was studying at Harvard College. The founder of Microsoft Bill Gates also started setting up businesses whilst at college.

You don’t have to set up a world-famous business like Zuckerberg or Gates in order to generate a generous income online. You just need to remember the massive possibilities available online.

Get into a micro niche

In order to make a success of your online website business it is important to specialize in a very specific topic. Internet entrepreneurs describe this has picking your niche. A niche is simply a topic area which is going to appeal to a particular group of people.

So ‘golf’ is a niche and will appeal to individuals interested in this particular sport. In order to develop a regular income from your website you will need regular visitors to your website. The best way of doing this is targeting a sub niche. So a sub niche could be ‘left-handed golfing equipment’.

A sub niche is a good option to focus your website around because there is likely to be fewer websites already on the internet targeting this particular topic. With less competition you are more likely to rank highly in the search engines and therefore will receive more visitors.

A concern for many people is that by targeting a highly specialized market there won’t be that many people interested in the topic and therefore they won’t make any money.

However you need to remember that there are millions of people around the world who now have access to the internet. With so many people now online there will always be people interested somewhere in the world in your website topic.

Make Amazon pay your bills

Rather than spending your money buying products from Amazon imagine what it would be like if Amazon was paying you! When you have your own website up and running then this can be a reality.

By putting a link on your website to any products offered on the Amazon website you can get paid for any subsequent sales. So if your website is on golf then you could put a link to a book about golf which is available to buy from Amazon. Anyone who buys this book after they have clicked on your link will result in your being paid a commission by Amazon.

The great thing about this is that if the person bought a book about golf but they also went on to buy some golf clubs from Amazon you would also be paid a commission for this sale as well. Whilst your commission for the sale of a book might be relatively small the commission you receive for the golf clubs is likely to be somewhat larger.

There are many other companies you could choose to promote on your website. In fact whatever niche you choose for your website there will be a company which has an affiliate program you could link up to your website.

Build a website as a wealth creation strategy

Many rich people today didn’t start out life rich, they learned that in order to become wealthy they needed to invest in assets. An asset is anything which can generate you an income. Running your own website can generate you an income like other assets people invest in such as property or shares.

The advantage of building a website asset is that it is much cheaper than investing money in property or shares. If you work at your website then you are literally building your own asset.

When you have set up one website and are making money with this then you can repeat the process with a second and third website. In this way your income can grow rapidly. Once you have set up a website it can continue to generate you an income whilst you are sleeping. It is available and working for you 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Conclusion

I hope that this article has sparked off your interest in learning more about affiliate marketing. Please read my article about how to get into affiliate marketing utilizing the support of a friendly community of like-minded internet entrepreneurs at Wealthy Affiliate – click here to read this article.

If you have any questions which pop up into your mind as a result of reading this article please leave me a comment below and I would be more than happy to help you out. If you are a college student who is already making money with some strategies outlined in this article it would be great to hear about your experiences so please leave a comment below to inspire other readers.

 

 

 

 

Home business ideas for students

In this article I will explain ways for students to start a business from home. I would like to argue that your student years are the best time to start a business.

The process of starting and running your own business will teach you valuable skills that you can take with you no matter what you choose to do in the future.

The perfect fit for students – start an internet business

There are hundreds to businesses you could choose to run from home. Here is a short list of home business ideas for students:

  • Dry cleaning / ironing service – charge customers to iron their shirts for them
  • Food / catering – if you have a talent in the kitchen why not exploit this and charge customers for catering services
  • Fitness business – become a personal trainer and get you customers in excellent shape
  • Beaty therapy – why not specialize in hair or nails and share your passion for looking good with the world
  • Personal tutoring – tutor individuals or small groups utilizing your specialist knowledge
  • Become a freelancer – register with www.upwork.com and apply to do some listed jobs
  • Trading – learn about the financial markets and buy shares in undervalued companies and sell when they go up

Any of the above opportunities could help you start and grow a home based business. All of them could be done by a student.

I would like to argue those that focuses on setting up an internet business could be a particularly good option as a student. The advantage of an internet business is that you can pick and choose your working hours. This can help you to fit your business around your college / university studies.

An internet business also has the potential of generating you a significant amount of money if done right. This is not necessarily the case for a lot of other home based business opportunities. If you are going to take the time to set up a business you might as well focus your efforts in an area that at least has the potential of making you wealthy one day.

Types of internet business

There are various different types of internet business you could choose to focus on. I will list some options below along with their advantages and disadvantages:

  • Affiliate marketing – often described as the perfect online business affiliate marketing involves getting paid to promote other peoples products. By creating a website in an area of interest to you and regularly adding interesting content over time you can generate traffic to your website. By having links on your website to relevant products or services which may interest your readers you can get paid a commission for any sales generated via your link. The advantage of this form of internet business is that it you are not responsible for collecting money from customers credit cards. You are also not responsible for posting out items to customers which can be time-consuming.
  • Drop shipping – drop shipping is a form on online business whereby you create a website and list products which are owned and shipped to the customer by a third party. This form of business can genuinely generate a significant level of income / profit provided you carefully pick products with a good profit margin. The disadvantage of this form of business is that you will need some money to get started and there is quite a lot to learn in order to be a success. There is a good book available on Amazon on how to set up this form of business written by Christine Clayfied ‘Drop shipping & eCommerce – What you need and where to get it’.

Become a Wealthy Affiliate

Affiliate marketing is an ideal fit for many students. You can run this business from home and work on it as and when you have some free time. You don’t really need much money to get started and you and choose to promote whatever products interest you.

There are lots of companies which have affiliate programs which you can benefit from. The best known is the Amazon Affiliate program. You can get a link from Amazon and put this on your website from any of their millions of products.

Whilst it does have the potential to generate you an income, in order to make a long-lasting success of this business opportunity you will probably need to support and guidance as to the best way to go about it. There are a lot of training courses available online that will teach you the necessary skills and some of these also combine website hosting a support of a community of other internet entrepreneurs.

I’ve written an article about Wealthy Affiliate which combines these different features – click here to read this article.

Top tips for online success

Here are a number of ideas to increase your chances of online success:

  • Just focus on one website. If you try to create multiple websites then you will end up having to spread your time across each of these sites. This could result in you not having sufficient time and energy invested in any one site meaning that none of your site will end up making money.
  • Pick and niche you are genuinely interested in and research whether people actually spend money in this area. Make use of keyword research tools such as market samurai or Google’s keyword research tool in order to investigate how many people are actively looking for information on the topic you are considering for your website. If you find that no one is typing words into Google related to your proposed website then it might be worth considering a different niche.
  • Allocate some time every day to work on your website. Little and often is a good strategy as is getting into a habit of working on your business. Small amounts of time on a regular basis will quickly add up.

Conclusion

As you can see from this article there are lots of possibility for starting a home based business as a student. I hope this has sparked your enthusiasm for building your own little (or not so little) online business.

 

 

 

 

Best ways make money as college student

It has never been more expensive to be a college or university student. Tuition fees and living expenses add up to one massive bill by the end of the college program.

A lot of smart students start looking into ways of making money whilst still studying. This helps manage debt but is also a great opportunity to learn useful skills which they can take with them after graduating.

Set up an online money making website

In this article we will discuss one of the best ways to make money as a college student. Setting up your very own website can set up a long term platform for generating consistent income over time.

Setting up your own website and generating an income from it can produce a passive income. So whilst you are hitting the books you could also be earning money via your website.

There are some platforms which can provide tutorials and support with setting up your business online, the best of which is Wealthy Affiliate. I’ve written a separate article about this – click here to read it.

Advantages of having an online business

Starting work on your website now whilst you are still at college is a great investment in your future. The work you put in now can pay you back consistently for years to come.

You can take your online business with you after your graduate from college and you could choose to work full-time for yourself rather than going down the traditional corporate career path.

Having your own business means that the amount of effort you put in is rewarded by the income that is generated. You don’t have to accept a minimum wage job just because you are a college student. Many businesses will exploit college students as cheap labor.

Use social media to create interest

In order to make a success of your online business you will need a consistent flow of visitors or traffic. There are several ways of achieving this aim such as Search Engine Optimization and utilizing social media.

There are now several social media platforms its difficult to know which ones to focus your marketing on. One of the best approaches is to just pick one or two and focus on these.

In my opinion Facebook and YouTube have the greatest potential for reaching the most number of people.

The advantage of Facebook is that there is a ready-made audience of individuals who have an interest in the topic you choose to create your website about.

Create a Facebook page to promote your website can be an excellent way to generate visitors to your website. The more visitors you have to your website the better in terms of the amount of money you will be able to make.

YouTube strategies for success

Creating videos and uploading them to YouTube is another excellent way of generating interest in your website.

Even if you have been stranded on a desert island for the last few years you have probably still heard of YouTube. This video sharing site is owned by Google. It has over 130 million visitors every month. The cost of posting a video on YouTube is zero so it is an excellent free way to generate traffic for your website.

One strategy is to use YouTube to post informative videos on a topic related to the content of your website. In order to be effective, the video has to genuinely leave the viewer feeling more informed after watching the video.

This will help to establish yourself and your website as an authority in the field and generate ongoing traffic and sales in the future. Placing your name and website address at the beginning and end of the video is essential otherwise the viewer won’t visit your website. The easier you can make it for the viewer to click through to your website the better.

Uploading educational videos to YouTube is an alternative approach you could choose to take. These types of videos show your viewers how to do something useful. This could be how to use a product or service you promote on your website.

‘How to’ videos always seem to be popular on YouTube. The video could cover a step by step guide with you explicitly showing the viewer each step. Useful videos like this will generate trust in you and your brand which can only be good for building your online business.

In order to know which type of video will be most effective for generating referrals to your website it will be important to have a clear idea of who your ideal customers are. In this way you can ensure the videos you produce will target these customers.

One way of doing this will be to create a profile of what your typical customer looks like in terms of their age, gender, income level, interests, marital status etc. The more detailed you can be the more you can target the content of your videos to this specific group of people.

You can use a variety of different pieces of equipment in creating your videos. The first option would be to make use of a webcam. Webcam videos will meet your needs if you are looking for a simple way of recording a video and are happy to talk directly into the camera. The disadvantage off this approach is that the video won’t be particularly high in terms of quality.

The other main option would be to use a camcorder which will allow you to product a higher quality video but at a greater expense in terms of your initial investment in the equipment.

Conclusion

College has to be one of the best times to start an online business. This can not only help to fund your college studies but can also grow with you even after you studies are over.

Support with growing your online business can be provided by a community of like-minded internet entrepreneurs such as that found at Wealthy Affiliate.

If you have any questions about anything covered in this article please post a comment and I would be more than happy to help out.

 

 

 

 

At home business ideas for women

In this article we are going to cover at home business ideas for women. There are a variety of potentially profitable stay at home opportunities for would be female entrepreneurs.

Making money with your own website

One of the most attractive at home business ideas for women is blogging. Creating and running your very own website is a flexible and enjoyable way of making money.

It is flexible in that you can pick and choose when you want to work on your website. The enjoyment can come from share you passion for a particular topic with the world and thereby learning more about it yourself.

If you have other commitments such as a family or a job then you can work on your website in your free time. If you enjoy writing or communicating your ideas with others then blogging could be a good option for you.

You don’t have to be an English Literature expert to write articles for your website. This is a concern which unfortunately puts many otherwise successful internet entrepreneurs off starting a business.

By creating a website with a variety of interesting and useful content to its readers you can become an expert that particular niche. You can make money from blogging by recommending or reviewing related products or services on your website offered by other businesses.

If your reader ends up buying one of these products via the link on your website you can get paid a commission. This form of business is called affiliate marketing. Click here to read an article about support and training with setting up your own business with Wealthy Affiliate.

Niche website ideas

You can create a website based around your hobbies or interests. No matter what your background is then there will be topics that you are passionate about which you can turn into a money making website.

Some popular website topics are listed below:

  • Health
  • Parenting advice
  • Fitness / nutrician
  • Wealth
  • Dating / relationships

There is an endless number of topics about which you choose to focus your website around.

Because your website is online anyone anywhere in the world will be able to access your content. With a global audience it doesn’t really matter in what niche your website is in as there are going to be other people in the world also interested in the same topic.

How to attract visitors to your website

There are various different ways to attract visitors to your website. Some of these methods require you to spend money and other methods are free. I am going to mention one free method called Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

SEO is quite a simple method. The words you write into a search engine when looking for information are called keywords. By researching these keywords it’s possible to find ones which are often used but are not very competitive in terms of the number of other websites which target this combination of words.

It’s important to have articles which target low competition keywords because otherwise you will stand a very low probability of ranking highly in the search engines. If you don’t rank highly in the search engines then no one will ever find your website and you won’t make any sales.

There are various keyword research tools available. Two of the best ones are Market Samurai ( https://www.marketsamurai.com/ ) and Jaaxy (available at Wealthy Affiliate).

Publish your own books

It has never been easier to self-publish a book. The advantages of getting into book publishing are very attractive. Once you publish your book you don’t have to do any further work and people will continue to buy it month after month. In this respect it is a passive form of income generation (the best time of income).

You really can engage in this form of business activity from the comfort of your own home. If you like writing then you can write your own book. If you don’t like writing then you can get someone else to write the book for you. You can use an outsourcing website such as www.upwork.com to hire a writer. You can publish a fiction or non-fiction book.

The earning potential of book publishing makes it an attractive business opportunity. There is no limit to the number of books that you can publish therefore you’re earning potential is limitless.

Also if you pick a topic which a lot of people are interested in and there is not much competition in terms of other books already published then there is the potential to sell many copies.

In order to make a success of self-publishing you need to research into what information people are actively searching for online.

This is described as keyword research. Keywords are the words people type into Google or other search engines. If you find keywords which a lot of people are looking for but there are not many books already listed on Amazon then it could be a good topic to write a book on.

You can list your books for sale on Amazon in paperback and kindle format. I don’t mind recommending the following training on how to get yourself started in book publishing: http://www.worldwideselfpublishing.com/. The lady you created this program is a massively successful book publisher herself so she knows what she is talking about.

Conclusion

Working from the comfort of your own home is possible if you take consistent action to make it happen. Women are often disadvantaged in the workplace for a variety of reasons not least when they try to return after having a child.

In many countries it has been acknowledged that there is a large disparity between the pay of men and women, the so called gender pay gap. To side step these discriminatory barriers more women should be encouraged to set up their own businesses and create change through the culture of their own enterprise.

If you are a woman who has set up your own business of taken any of the steps mentioned in this article then I would love to hear your top tips for other women seeking profitable work from home business opportunities. Please leave a message in the comments below.

 

 

 

 

Online internet marketing training courses

This article is going to be covering online internet marketing training courses. There is a variety of courses available. The course which is right for you will depend on how much knowledge and experience you have to date and what you goals are from the training.

We will be covering training for members of the public keen on learning more about digital, training for entrepreneurs and would be entrepreneurs. There is also some interesting training for teachers and educators. Google is offering some great free training which is well worth further investigation.

A lot of the training on offer is free, which is always good news.

Internet marketing online training – for entrepreneurs

In this section we will discuss training for individuals who would like to make money online using internet marketing techniques. If you are keen on working for yourself then starting and growing an online internet marketing business could be a good option for you.

The two main online training courses I have found for entrepreneurs is Clickbank University and Wealthy Affiliate. I have personally completed both of these training courses so feel qualified to express some opinions.

Clickbank University has two training courses – one for vendors and one for affiliates. The vendor course is a 12 week program which is designed to teach individuals who to create and market their very own product online. It covers key areas such as:

  • Course content creation
  • How to outsource
  • How to upsell
  • Creating high converting sales copy (easy video sales letters)
  • Getting your product accepted for listing on Clickbank
  • Split testing

Overall I found the vendor course quite educational and well put together. If you have your mind set on being the product owner rather than working as an affiliate then this is definitely a course worth doing.

The affiliate course on Clickbank University is 8 weeks long and covers:

  • Understanding affiliate marketing on Clickbank
  • Affiliate tunnels
  • Email marketing

If you are keen on affiliate marketing utilizing email marketing then Clickbank University is definitely worth considering. Overall I found the affiliate course to be high quality and educational. If you are looking for a quick path to riches then the Clickbank University training is certainly not going to be for you.

I will take a lot of time and effort in order to create a product which sells well. It’s quite clear from looking through Clickbank that there are a lot of products people have listed on the site which nobody ever buys. So this is obviously a big loss for many would be entrepreneurs. There are of course many other success stories of individuals who have listed products for sale on Clickbank and made millions in their sales.

The other key online course to consider is provided by Wealthy Affiliate. This has training for those you are keen on affiliate marketing making use of a niche website. The course is called an ‘Online Entrepreneur Certification training’ and is a 5 phase (50 lesson) series of courses.

It is very comprehensive with a detailed series of step by step instructions of tasks for you to do to implement the learning into your own business. I have written a more comprehensive review of Wealthy Affiliate – click here to read it.

Google training courses

Website: https://learndigital.withgoogle.com/digitalworkshop-eu

Google has put together a free digital workshop which has 26 courses. If you complete them all and pass a final exam you receive a certificate from Google.  You can also do a certified training course with Google.

Here is a list of the courses:

  • The online opportunity
  • The first steps in online success
  • Build you web presence
  • Connect through email
  • Get started with search
  • Get discovered with search
  • Make search work for you
  • Be noticed with search ads
  • Improve your search campaigns
  • Get started with analytics
  • Find success with analytics
  • Get noticed locally
  • Help people nearby find you online
  • Get noticed with social media
  • Deep dive into social media
  • Discover the possibilities of mobile
  • Make mobile work for you
  • Advertise on other websites
  • Deep dive into display advertising
  • Expand internationally
  • Make the most of video
  • Build your online shop
  • Sell more online
  • Plan your online business strategy
  • Get started with content marketing
  • Turn data into insights

Google Analytics training

Website: https://analytics.google.com/analytics/academy/

Google are offering more free training online with their Google Analytics training.

They describe it as: “Analytics Academy helps you learn about Google’s measurement tools so that you can grow your business through intelligent data collection and analysis.”

They have the following courses:

  • Google Analytics for beginners – covers how to create an account, implement tracking code and set up data filters.
  • Advanced Google Analytics – how to use configurations such as Custom Dimensions to collect data specific to your business
  • Google Analytics for power users – practice techniques for comparing users who convert versus those that don’t
  • Get started with Google Analytics 360 – how to take advantage of the features from Google Analytics 360

Training for teachers

Website: https://teachercenter.withgoogle.com/

Google offer free training for educators / teachers in how to integrate Google in the classroom.

The training is provided at different levels. There is the Fundamentals training and the Advanced training. You can work through these courses at your own pace and your progress will be saved.

The courses have an exam at the end leading to becoming a ‘Google Certified Educator’.

These courses really do seem ideal for anyone involved in education.

Conclusion

I really hope that some information in this article has sparked your interest in learning more about internet marketing. Whatever your current level of knowledge there is always something new to learn. One of the exciting parts of internet marketing is that it is constantly evolving and developing at a rapid pace.

While this is exciting it also emphasizes the importance of being a life long learner in order to maintain up to date knowledge and skills. If you have tried any of the previously mentioned courses then I would, as always, love to hear your feedback and comments below. There could be really serve to inform the decision of other readers into the future direction of their learning.

 

 

 

 

Online business opportunities UK

Online businesses are booming in the UK at present. It is a growth business and the barriers to entry are relatively low. In this article we will be discussing some opportunities for setting up and growing your very own online business.

Make money online with affiliate marketing

Affiliate marketing is probably one of the best online business opportunities (UK). Affiliate marketing involves getting paid to promote other people’s products or services. You can set up your online affiliate marketing business with a very small initial investment, perhaps just enough to purchase your domain and hosting for your website.

You can promote a very diverse range of products in any niche imaginable. This type of business opportunity is particularly good for UK entrepreneurs because it’s widely known that residents of the UK have widespread access to the internet and are not shy about buying products online.

The popularity of Amazon.co.uk and EBay.co.uk are great examples of people’s willingness to spend money online. Setting up an affiliate marketing business is tapping into the growth of online sales.

The advantage of affiliate marketing is that because you are promoting products owned by another company you don’t actually have to create or store products yourself. You also don’t have to worry about collecting and processing customer payments. All this is taken care for you by the business you partner with.

You can pick and choose when you work on your business. If you have a full-time job or run another business you are work on your affiliate marketing business in your spare time.

—–>>>>>Click here to read an article about how to start up your affiliate marketing business.

Strategy 1: Make money with your website

A tried and tested strategy for making money online is to set up your own website. If you are serious about setting up an online business then this really should be your first port of call. After all, what self-respecting business nowadays doesn’t have a website.

The advantage of having a website that you own is that it gives you control over the direction of your business. You are in control of what content gets published and which products you wish to promote.

The key ingredient to having a successful website is being able to attract a lot of visitors or traffic to your website. Learning about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a great way of building your website traffic in a way that is not going to cost you money.

SEO is relatively simple. The words or phrases people type into search engines are keywords which you can target by writing articles with these keywords in the title and text. When you get into the habit of publishing high quality articles on a consistent basis you will develop credibility in your niche.

The best keywords are frequently typed into search engines but have a lot number of competing website or websites which have articles which target these keywords.

You can use a program such as Market Samurai or Jaaxy to research keywords and design a campaign for marketing your website.

Strategy 2: Make money utilizing social networking

If you use social media the right way it can be an effective free strategy for creating interest and ultimately traffic for your website. You have to remember that most people who visit a social media site like Facebook are there to hang out with their friends. If you try to give them the hard sell on anything you will alienate people very quickly.

Here are the top sites you could choose to promote your business on:

a. Facebook

b. Twitter

c. Pinterest

d. YouTube

e. Instagram

You can creating interesting content and post it on the above site with a link to your website. You can post ‘how to’ videos on YouTube related to the content of your site. You can attempt to spark off a debate on Facebook.

Whatever strategy you use consistency is key. It’s best to pick one or two of these sites and post your content on them consistent rather than attempting to spread yourself too thin.

Strategy 3: Email marketing

Creating an email list of individuals who are interested in your niche can be a highly effective way of marketing. The advantage of creating an email list is that most people who visit your website will not buy anything. However by capturing their email you can keep in touch with them.

In this way they are not totally lost to you after they leave your website. By sending them useful and relevant content or promotions you can encourage them to revisit your site.

The more visitors you have to your site the more opportunities you have to make a sale. In this sense traffic equals sales. Anything you can do which increases your traffic could potentially increase your businesses income.

One way of starting to create an email list is to create a landing page. This is a website specifically designed to collect the visitors email address. This can be achieved by giving the visitor something of value. This could be an e book or article they are likely to find helpful and interesting. In exchange for their email address they receive the freebie.

You will need an email autoresponder if you choose to create an email list. You have probably heard of some top names in the industry such as Aweber and MailChimp.

Conclusion

I hope that you have found some ideas in this article helpful. Perhaps now could be a good time for you to further explore the world of online business in the UK.

As I explained earlier I have written an article about support available with setting up your online business with Wealthy Affiliate. Click here to read this follow on article.

If there is anything which is unclear or you would like to discuss please leave me a message below. I would be more than happy to help out. If you are already making money with affiliate marketing it would be great to hear more about your journey to date.

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Online business ideas UK

In this article we are going to be covering online business ideas (UK). There are various different ways of setting up successful online businesses which we will cover in the article.

It is well-known that the UK is an early adopter when it comes to the willingness of the public to buy products and services online so it is a great area to get in to.

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is one of the best online business ideas in the UK. It involves getting paid to promote other people’s products. You can get paid a commission for any sales which you refer to a company. You can pick from literally thousands of businesses which have an affiliate program. So whatever type of product you would like to promote there will be a variety of options available.

You can set up a website with interesting content and put a link to relevant products or services which the visitor may find interesting. If the visitor to your site clicks on the link and buys a product on the website of the company you have partnered with them you will get paid a commission.

With the growth of online sales expanding year-on-year this can be a lucrative online business opportunity. One of the best ways to set up and grow your internet marketing business is through a platform which support your business such as Wealthy Affiliate.

Click here to read a review of Wealthy Affiliate and how it helps grow your online business.

Product creation

If you are interested in making a substantial amount of money online then focusing on creating high quality products could be a good option. The advantage of become a product creator and selling these online is that it is a scale able business. There is no limit to the amount of products you produce.

Once you have a product for sale online it can create a passive form of income in that each month sales can come in without you having to do anything. If you can create one product then you can create 10 or 100. Learning the skills of product creation can be simpler than you might think. You could get in to producing book, music or software.

It is easy to outsource the creation of products relatively cheaply online using a website such as www.upwork.com. There are various online courses which teach you how to create and market products online such as Clickbank University ( https://www.clickbank.com/university/watch/go/mainfinal/ ). You can list your products for sale on websites such as Amazon.com or Clickbank.com.

Trading / Investing

It is well known that the majority of people don’t make money day trading. Unless you are in the 1% of people with marketing leading knowledge and skill then day trading is going to be a great receipt for losing money. The sensible alternative is developing your skill in investing in shares in a way that minimizes your risk of potential losses.

Some forms of investment have proven the test of time. Value Investing is one of these forms of tried and tested investment strategies, made famous by the Billionaire investor Warren Buffett and outlined in the excellent book ‘The Intellgient Investor’ (by Benjamin Graham).

The key things you need to make consistent money with investing is a specific strategy and up to date financial information on companies. The best website I have found to date which provides information on UK companies is www.advfn.com .

The CEO of ADVFN Clem Chambers has written a helpful book which teaches how to make the best use of his website to research possible stock market winner. His book is called ‘A beginners guide to value investing’. It is well worth a read as it shows you how to quickly find companies which match the value investors criteria.

One of the reasons why Value Investing is a good long term strategy for making money is because it teaches you a system for picking stock which is undervalued. If you buy into a company when the stock price is too high it is unlikely you are going to make any money. You need to look out of boring unpopular companies. Companies which aren’t valued too highly based on how much the sell.

Drop Shipping & E commerce

Drop Shipping is a popular way to make money online. If you don’t have your own products to sell then you create a website to sell other people’s physical products and have these shipped directly to the customer by someone else.

The advantage of this form of online business is that you don’t have the hassle of picking and packing products or needing to organize postage. The disadvantage of this business model is that you will often have to field complaints from customers for problems which occurred in the shipping process. So in effective you can get blamed for the poor performance of the shipping company you are using which is largely outside your control.

If you have your own product to sell then setting up your own website and selling directly to customers could be a good option for you. The advantage of this form of online business is that you can pocket the full profit for yourself.

The disadvantage of e commerce is that you are responsible for everything. You will need to set up the process for taking payments from your customers credit cards. You will need somewhere to store the products you are selling. You will need to arrange the postage of these items to customers.

A great way to learn more about Drop Shipping & E commerce is to pick up a copy of Christine Clayfield’s book ‘Drop Shipping & E commerce’ available on www.amazon.co.uk. This is a comprehensive manual covering all the key topics you need to set up your online business.

Conclusion

The growth of online sales over the last 10 years has been massive. In order to take advantage of this growth business opportunity is will involve picking an online business strategy and taking some consistent action in order to see success. It certainly won’t be easy but then the rewards are very attractive.

Which ever opportunity you pick I would love to hear your experience both positive and negative. If you are already making money online it would be great to hear your top advice for newbies. Please leave a comment below.

 

 

 

 

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