How To Use The Internet To Leverage Your Income

tuThe internet and its potential

In today’s world, the vast majority of people have a computer or a laptop, and an internet connection. Most people, however, don’t really understand to what degree the internet has changed our live and our society.

Over 3.3 billion people are using the internet on a regular basis. Most of them visit the internet every day, spending hours on social media or surfing around looking for information. Over 80% of those people has, at some point, made a purchase online, and many of them even make a habit of purchasing online!

The internet has in fact become a gigantic shopping mall, with unlimited income potential for those who manage to tap into that source.

Surprisingly, the number of people who have taken advantage of this modern age gold rush, has thus far remained relatively small.

Why don’t we take advantage of the internet?

Although the online publicity around the concept of making money online has increased tremendously, the number of people who actually decided to do it and succeeded in it, has remained relatively low.

This is mainly due to 2 reasons.

First of all, there is the fact that creating a truly successful internet business is not as easy as most ads make it seem, and it also takes much more time and effort than most people expect and are willing to invest in it.

This results in statistics which are, truth be told, more positive than those of real life businesses, but which also show that the number of really successful people is very limited.

The second reason is the overall negative attitude towards creating a business in general, and online businesses in particular. This is an attitude which has been created over the last 300 years, in order to support a corporate society.

It is the idea that any form of business is very risky, and requires high intelligence, extremely hard work and a strong dose of good luck. Any business model which dares to insinuate the contrary, is therefore considered impossible, or rooted in crime!

And yet, reality shows that even people with rather low intelligence can create a successful online business, without the need for extreme efforts.

Efforts must be made off course! No viable business can be created without a decent amount of efforts, and even an internet business requires some level of mental abilities.

How to tap into the wealth

There are many different ways to start a business online, but probably the most popular one is affiliate marketing. This is the promoting of products, for which you receive commissions when sales are made.

And although most people will need to master a series of new skills in order to make it a success, the vast majority of people does have the necessary mental abilities to achieve this.

What most of them do not have, is the necessary drive and will to do what it takes in order to achieve success!

This too, however, is something which can be learned and mastered.

The theory behind affiliate marketing may seem easy, but there’s a lot to be learned if you really want to be successful at it.

Much more than just a few people became millionaires with affiliate marketing and other kinds of online businesses. But many more gave up or only realized a moderate success.

mimin / March 27, 2016 / Internet

What’s A Site Visitor Worth To You

erHow much is each visitor to your site worth to you? Don’t underestimate how important it is that you learn how much each visitor to your site is worth to your web site. By knowing this, you can determine how much you are willing to spend in order to gain a new visitor. This becomes a critical part of buying advertising and using pay per click search engines.

Once you know your site is converting enough visitors into customers, you can do well with these types of marketing strategies as long as you know how much to spend.

You can figure out your visitors ‘worth’ by looking at your web site’s statistics. If you don’t have access to your statistics, you need to! Ask your web site designer to get you access to them. If there are none built into your site, considering putting an inexpensive web stats programme on your site. Without these figures you are not able to market your web site effectively using Pay Per Click search engines.

Therefore the chances are you will lose money hand over first. This is the biggest mistake made by newcomers. How can you buy targeted traffic to your web site if you don’t know how much you should be spending?

Here’s a basic example of how to figure out the value of every visitor. After looking at your web site statistics, let’s say you discover the following average occurs. Let’s say that you are selling a £50 eBook on your website and on average, your site is getting 100 unique visitors a day. On average, that generates 2 sales a day with an average combined sales total of £100.00 (this works out to be a 2% conversion ratio). To keep this example simple, we will assume that your sales are 100% profit to you as you’d expect selling a digital item online. Divide your profits (£100) by the total number of visitors (100). You will learn that on average, every visitor to your site is worth £ 1.00 As long as you spend under £1.00 to get each visitor, you will make money. You now know you can create a targeted pay per click ad campaign and bid anywhere under £1.00 for each click to make money.

As you get more advanced with your stats, you will learn how to track which ads are worth spending more money on. This can be influenced by having a more targeted audience. You may find that with the right targeted ad, you are converting 3 or 4 customers in 100 instead of 2 out of 100. Knowing the basic conversion rate of visitors to customers can help your profits. It makes it very clear how much money can be spent to get each new visitor.

mimin / March 22, 2016 / Internet

Learn How To Make Money Online

poWith the living costs rising by the day, money is always in short supply. Most of what you earn, slogging 40 hours and more a week, is spent on necessity bills. The small portion that’s left goes into savings for a rainy day.

But there’s always desire for a little luxury! The internet offers a plethora of earning opportunities that can help stretch your monthly budget. If you want to learn how to make money online, you should read on; we’ve listed 6 free sources for a full-time or part-time income.

1. Set up a blog or website –

Affiliate marketing is an option open to you. You can set up your website or blog around a particular niche, preferably one of your expertise or interests. Upload fresh, engaging and original content. Promote it on social networks.

Once you get a good readership, you can monetize it. You can rent out advertising space, publish paid content and write paid reviews. There are a number of free platforms to get started.

2. Stock photography –

Those passionate about photography can turn their hobby into a lucrative business opportunity. You can sell the photos you click in leisure time online. Advertisers, business groups and designers are always looking for easily available photographs.

Fotolia, iStockphoto and ShutterStock are few stock photography sites where you can exhibit your work. All you need to do is register with them and upload your photographs. You can get paid for every photograph sold through the site.

3. Writing, translation and copywriting –

Our list on learn how to make money online would be incomplete without a mention of writing, translation and copywriting services. Many website owners and companies pay you to write SEO (Search Engine Optimized) content. You should be able to write grammatically correct, coherent and search engine-targeted articles. Fiverr, Elance, iWriter are freelancing websites where you can offer writing and copywriting gigs.

If you have a flair for languages and are competent in any foreign language, you can earn money by translating documents.

4. Tutoring –

Knowledgeable in a particular field? You can use your expertise to help students in exchange for a fee. Where do you start? Sign up with e-tutoring websites. You might be required to take up a certification test before you become a registered teacher.

Online tutoring involves helping students with homework, answering emailed queries and giving one-on-one mentoring. After you gain some confidence, you can take it to the next level with lectures and webinars.

5. Virtual Assistant –

This is an online job opportunity for people well-versed in administrative tasks. Many small businesses do not have the funds for a full-time virtual assistant. So, they hire virtual assistants to complete jobs such as making reservations, taking appointments, document filing, preparing records, writing letters and emails. The payment for a virtual assistant is generally by the hour.

6. Paid Surveys –

Surveys are part of the marketing strategy for many companies. They pay people to take surveys. You cannot do every survey that comes your way, as often it is geared towards a targeted audience. You will first need to qualify for it.

mimin / March 15, 2016 / Internet

Work Anywhere With Your Laptop

opsEaster in Spain, is an ongoing time of celebration with towns and villages celebrating in their own way. Mula has a tradition of beating drums, where the towns people walk around dressed in black beating drums, even children and babies in buggies had drums. I wish I knew enough Spanish to understand the history of their customs and rituals; maybe next year when we are back again. I really must make the effort to learn the language.

Yesterday in Santiago de la Ribera we experienced the “Sardine Festival”, where, mostly women girls and children danced along the sea front, in scanty feather costumes. Some were encased in elaborate feather contraptions on wheels. I have never seen such elaborate processions as here in Spain.

Having reached their destination music played whilst huge queues formed for free beer and plates of bread and fish. The beaches were heavily populated with families enjoying the sunshine. A few brave bathers were in the sea. Cars filled every possible parking space. I’m told this is part of a week’s celebration. “Santa Samana” the week of the Saints.

We have visited Spain at various times of the year and often watched a parade or festival, they really are spectacular. Our winter in the sun is turning into quite an adventure, At Christmas time there was a huge nativity scene taking up the town square, followed by the arrival of “The Three Kings”, who threw toys and sweets out of their carriages for the children. A colourful parade in February and various other parades with the bands playing. A few weeks ago we were at a mountain village festival.

So why are we spending winter in the sun? A few years ago I decided I had, had enough cold English winters and I would set up an internet business with my laptop. I now have an affiliate marketing hobby business, which, with the guidance of a mentor is growing and is hugely satisfying. This keeps me busy whilst my sporty squash coach partner disappears to play squash or paddle tennis in the mornings.

Working with a mentor I have sales pages provided and need not build a website or source products for my customers, The sales bring me generous commissions, 50% or more. My up-to-date training is provided with regular videos and webinars, offering new twists on old marketing methods. All this makes learning new skills easier and quicker, there is also the companionship of other entrepreneurs in the group.

So if like me warm winters and working anywhere with a laptop appeals to you, make a plan now and learn affiliate marketing with the guidance of a good mentor.

mimin / March 13, 2016 / Internet / 73 Comments