Even if you find a decent survey site, earning money through opinion surveys and other gimmicks is a slow process. It’s also a very ineffective approach. Earning money in this way makes you completely reliant on the company and if they change their terms and conditions at all, you might suddenly find it impossible to earn money.
General Online Business Stuff
The posts in this category are related to "online business", in the sense that they are general, business-oriented posts. It could be related to taxes, management, or starting out. This isn't a real focus-category of mine, so there's an eclectic mix of content here.
If you want to learn how to start your online business, well, then you gotta figure out what you want to do first.
Here's my email course which starts with 5 days of basic training, then extends to daily emails about how to rock it in the world of affiliate marketing.
My breakdown of what "passive income" is worth a read because it may open your eyes to how much work actually goes into building an internet asset like a profitable website versus what the gurus tell you about how they can just build a virtual ATM in minutes (yeah right).
Lastly, here's a bunch of affiliate website topics, including keyword research, trend analysis, and relevant niche website ideas.
If you are looking for a way of making money online, the concept of getting paid to answer questions has probably come up more than once. After all, there are a lot of question and answer sites out there and some of them do actually pay contributors. The real question isn’t whether you can get paid, but whether you get paid enough to make it worth the effort.
Realistically, online survey sites sound so much better than they actually are. While they can earn you money, it isn’t very much, and you end up spending a lot of time getting to that point. If you’re prepared to earn far less than the minimum wage for a lot of work, then maybe survey sites are for you.
When people start looking into making money online, one of the options that really jumps out is doing product reviews. At face value, this sounds like a really fun way to make money, particularly if the products you are reviewing are things that you are actually interested in.
Most of what I do on One More Cup of Coffee is review products that are supposed to make you money online, and I do not want to turn my website into a “scam finder”. However, the amount of work from home scams found on Craigslist cannot be ignored. I’ve never been a big user of Craigslist for anything, but after my recent move, I’ve been looking for cheap furniture on the site, and took a quick look at the jobs listings.
For anyone that’s learned about affiliate marketing, it’s clear that there are boat loads of money to be made in this business. Internet purchases are made around the world, 24/7, and will only be growing in numbers in the coming years. But not all aspiring affiliate marketers have laptops or desktops and want to know if they can do affiliate marketing from an iPad or iPhone.
I don’t market for local businesses because I’m lazy, and am not quite sure I want to jump back into the world of working for someone else. But I do online marketing, and through my training I’ve come across lots of concepts that cross over into local business marketing, and some that are targeted specifically towards small business owners.
So today I’m lay out some simple ideas for local business owners to demonstrate how easy it is to have an online presence, get more customers, and increase your profits with the power of the internet.
Lots of people want to run their business from a beach on some island nation. Unfortunately, it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. I’ve done it before, and here are some problems you might not have thought about.
There are a lot of sites like Freelancer and eLance where you must bid for project to get the chance to do them. Many people find this process incredibly frustrating, especially when you take a look at just how many others you are competing against. Freelancing sites in general do have a lot of value and there are some tips and tricks that you can use to improve your likelihood of winning a bid.
One thing that people always ask me when they find out that I make my living through online business is, “Well, what about job security?”. Sometimes they even spell it out for me and say something like, “How long do you think it will last?” Actually, a virtual business has many advantages over a physical one that you might not have considered.