MAKE MONEY DOING WHAT YOU LOVE

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Do you know that there are so many things you’re doing for free that you can actually do to earn money?  Want to know what they are?

In this article, I carefully pick out twenty (20) things that you do daily that doesn’t fetch you any money at all while doing it, but will put huge amount of money on your bank account if you do it rightly. This is what this article is about, to help you do what you love to do rightly to earn money.

Here are the twenty things to make money doing what you love to do:

  1. FACEBOOK MARKETING

Facebook is the largest social media platform on the world wide web, with over 2billion active users.

We all love facebook, we use facebook to chart with our family members, friends, co-workers, fellow students, etc. Instead of using face just only for charting, while not leverage it as an opportunity to sell your brand!

So many small and big businesses now focus most of their attention on the internet to sell their products, Why not try it as well!

To know more about how to make money with facebook, read my post on how to make money using facebook

  1. INSTAGRAM MARKETING

Same as facebook. You can also use instagram as a tool to generate income online to support your family and live your dream lifestyle.

Check out my post on how to established an online shop through instagram

  1. AFFILIATE MARKETING

You might have probably heard of affiliate marketing from online entrepreneurs, or you have read so much about it on my blog!  Let me recap it again on this article.

Affiliate marketing is the process whereby affiliates earn commission for referring visitor to the merchant web site.

Check out my post on how to make money online with affiliate

  1. CPA MARKETING

CPA is also known as Cost Per Action marketing is another form of affiliate marketing but with little different.

Differences between affiliate marketing and CPA marketing!

In affiliate marketing, the referred visitor has to make a purchase (buy something) before the affiliate can earn any money. But for the CPA marketing, it’s not so.

In CPA marketing, the referred visitor only performed a certain action, that is, download an app, Subscribe to an email list, signup for a newsletter.

List of CPA Network you can join today:

  • Commission Junction
  • Linkshare
  • Neverblue
  • Peerfly
  • ShareASale
  • Cickbook
  • MaxBounty
  • ClickDealer
  • CPAlead
  • Cpaway
  • Mobidea
  1. BLOGGING

The first question newbies often ask is “what is blogging?”

In a simple definition; blogging is the sharing of information in a written form via website. You have an idea or passion about any topic, then you share it with the world.

The second question is “how do bloggers earn money?”

There are so any ways bloggers make money with blog

  • By placing affiliate link on their blog post
  • By selling affiliate product on their blog.
  • By selling ad space on their blog
  • Google adsence
  • Yahoo! Bing Network or Chitika
  • By selling their own digital products or physical products.

For more insight, check out my post on how to make money blogging

  1. UPLOAD VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE

You might have probably heard of so many persons who said they made millions from youtube and you wonder “for real?” Yes, for real my friend. The truth of the whole thing is you can do it also.

Before starting your youtube channel, read my post on how to make money with youtube

  1. GET PAID TO WATCH VIDEOS

So many persons don’t mind spending 24 hours just for watching video at home. Some even use their own money to subscribe to channels to watch videos. Instead of watching videos you don’t earn money from, why not use that same times to watch videos were you will be paid.

The following sites paid you to watch videos:

  • Paid2youtube
  • Successbux
  • You-cubez
  • QuickRewards (USA, Uk and Canadian base).
  • Swagbucks
  • InboxDollars

 

  1. SELL YOUR PHOTOS

Instead of letting that photos to be on your shelf or on your digital camera doing nothing, sell it and make money with it.

If you are interested in this part on how to sell your photos online, check out my post on SELL YOUR PHOTOS ONLINE

  1. TEACH YOUR NATIVE LANGUAGE

Most of people in today’s globalization world are trying to learn new languages, and there are many reasons for doing it.

Some people want to study or live overseas; some want to grow their business or just want to improve their travel experience.

The point is, there is a huge market of online language learners who are willing to pay for language couching. Your aim should be to leverage this opportunity, teach the language you know to others online and earn some handsome money.

To start teaching your native language, what you have to do is to register on iTalk

 

  1. DO SHOPPING

I know you might probably be wondering by now how can somebody earn money by doing shopping; this experience occur to me as well.

My question was “how can somebody earn money online doing shopping?”

The answer is to visit the sites listed below.

Most of these sites below will give you a percentage or a flat rate in cash back for purchasing certain items.

Here is the list of the sites:

  • Ebates
  • Shopmium
  • Jingit
  • Checkout51
  • Mypoints
  • Cashfusion
  • ShopTracker
  • DollarDig

 

  1. SELL YOUR SERVICE ON FIVERR

Do you know how to write? Do you know how to do web design or create an app, logo or a theme? Fiverr is the perfect place to sell your service. All you have to do is go to Fiverr and register for free.

  1. DO VOICE ACTING

Have you ever imagined from where do cartoon characters get their voices? Well they’re all provided by voice actors.

As a voice actor, you can lend your voice in animated movies, presentations, product videos, television programs, cartoons, video games, commercials, audio book, etc.

To get started, visit the following sites:

  • Voicebunny.com
  • Voice123.com
  • Voice.com
  • Fiverr.com

 

  1. GET PAID FOR TWEETING

If you are someone who loves twitter and eagerly waiting to discover a way of making money online on twitter, then there’s good news for you.

You can make money on twitter just by posting sponsored tweets.

If you have a big follower base then you can make up to $50 to $100 per tweet, and $5 to $20 per tweets for a smaller follower.

To find sponsors, signup on the following websites:

  • Sponsoredtweets.com
  • Paidpertweet.com
  • Twitpub.com

 

  1. DO SMARTPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY

To make money this method with your smartphone you need to install some following apps on your smartphone.

List of apps you should install:

  • Shashot
  • Foap
  • Iconzoomer
  • SnapWire

You will be given photographic assignment such as taking the pictures of nature around you, fruits you eat, things inside your fridge and so on.

 

  1. SELL ART AND CRAFTS ON ETSY

Etsy is an online buyer and seller community similar to eBay, but focuses on selling arts, crafts handmade or vintage items and supplies.

Etsy provides a wonderful platform for artisans’, crafters, and creative designers which help them in spreading their work to the world wide audience and grow their business.

 

  1. MAKE MONEY PLAYING GAMES

Most people would rather spend half of their day playing games without getting paid for it, if that is you, then you have to leverage this opportunity to start making money with it.

List of sites that will pay you to play games:

  • CashDazzle
  • LalaLoot
  • Swagbucks
  • Snuckls
  • Exodus3000
  • PlayAndWin
  • PaidGamePlayer
  • Clip2play

 

  1. GET PAID TO CHAT WITH MEN

If you are the kind of lady who love talking and writing, then this one will be nice for you to try out.

This list of sites will pay you to chat will men:

  • FlirtBucks
  • Lipservice
  • Text121chat
  • MyGirlfund

 

  1. BUY AND SELL DOMAIN NAMES

A domain name is nothing but a website address that you put on the address bar of your browser.

Your main task in this way of making money is that you need to find and register the domain name that has the commercial value which can personally grow in demand in future.

Once you have registered the domain name, list the domain for sale on a site like sedo.com with high price.

  1. LISTEN AND RATE MUSIC

If you can listen to music and can write an opinion base on review of the music, then this can be an excellent opportunity for you to make some money.

There are companies, advertising agencies and other individual music creators who need people to listen to their music, review it and write an opinion.

These opinions help them to check whether their music is the right fit for their project or it might need some improvement.

To get started signup on the following sites:

  • Slicethepiecom
  • Musicxray.com
  • Musicresearch.com

 

  1. UNLOCK YOUR PHONE

Wow, we have finally get to the last, I know by now that you have learnt so much and can’t wait to start making money.

This last one is interesting and so easy to do. Unlock your android phone and get paid, ha-ha-ha.

We all use smartphones everyday  and within a day we all swipe the lock screen of our phones at least 15 times to unlock the phone.

There are apps which will pay you to unlock your phone. Most o this apps will display an advertisement, images, video or an article on the lock screen of your phone. When you watch it and swipe, you earn points which can be redeemed for cash, Amazon gifts cards, or discount coupons.

Following is the list of few reputed unlock ad apps you might try:

  • Fronto
  • SlideJoy
  • PerkScreen
  • Screen Pay

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    HOW TO START SELLING ON EBAY​

HOW TO START SELLING ON EBAY

Do you need money to pay off your debt, support your family and live your dream lifestyle? Or peradventure, you need money to celebrate this upcoming Christmas? If that is the case, this is what you must do. Start selling on eBay.

There are a lot of things you can sell on eBay, from your used product to new product. You can sell your old clothes that you no longer use, your books, electronic appliances, or buy at a wholesale price and sell it on eBay.

TO GET STARTED:

  1. Create your account

Creating an eBay account is simple. You will need to create a username, password, and can add a profile picture if you wish. You will also enter your basic personal information such as contact information. At this time, you will need to link up a PayPal account to your seller account as well. eBay guides you through this process painlessly. Once you do, buyers will now have a way to pay you for their purchases.

  1. Browse the categories and decide what to sell

Now you need items to sell. A good idea is to browse the various categories to get an idea of what others are listing. If you have an idea in mind, for example, if you have children’s clothing you wish to sell, look up the same brands and styles to see what it’s fetching. A great idea is to search the “completed listings” by clicking the box on the left of the screen. This way, you can see what items ended at and get a true indication!

If your plan is to sell your used products, for example, your clothes, then there will be no need to browse categories. What you are going to do is to bring out the clothes that you want to sell, wash and starch them.

  1. Take a great picture

Use natural light or a spotlight and plain background to take a clear picture. Take a front photo, a photo of the back of the item, and be sure to photograph any marking such as tags, labels, etc. This way, the buyer will feel confident that they have seen the item as a whole when placing a bid.

  1. Start your listing

You can now start your listing. To do this, choose the category you want the item in, upload your photos, create a title, and fill in the details. Don’t worry about forgetting any details as eBay has a comprehensive form that you just fill in the blanks.  Set your starting price, auction length, and then list it. Now the fun happens!

  1. Watch your auction

Over the course of your auction, keep an eye on it in case prospective sellers want to ask you questions. Answer them back as soon as possible to grab any possible bids.

  1. Send your invoice

When your auction ends, you will get an email notification. Go to your home page and click “send invoice” to fill out the PayPal form that will be sent to your buyer.

  1. Ship your item

Once the payment comes in, you are ready to ship your item. Ship in a timely manner, and don’t forget to package the item well. It may be traveling far! Once your auction is complete and the item is sent, feel free to leave the buyer feedback. If you had a great experience, they are likely to do the same for you. This is important for new sellers especially because a good feedback rating will help build your credibility and buyers will be more apt to buy from you.

Don’t let the shipping cost scare you if that is the case. You’re not the one to pay for the shipping, but your customers.

8. Drop shipping

Selling drop ship product on eBay is another way to boost your earnings. You no longer spend money on packaging your products and shipping them to your customers; your drop shippers take care of that. The only thing left for you is profit.

    Selling on eBay is fun and easy. Give these steps a try and create an account for yourself. In no time you will be selling like a pro!

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HOW TO START ONLINE STORE

START YOUR ONLINE STORE TODAY

Starting an online store has advantages over having a physical store front: there’s no rent to pay, and you can reach millions of customers from the comfort of your own home. To have a shot at success, however, it’s a good idea to put as much thought into starting an online store as you would for any other business. You’ll need a great product, a user-friendly website, and a solid marketing plan. Read on to learn how to get started.
STEP ONE – DEVELOPIN G YOUR PRODUCT AND BUSINESS PLAN

1. Decide what you want to sell
If you want to start an online store, you probably already have an idea for a great product to sell. Keep in mind that certain things are conducive to selling well online, while other items may be more difficult to sell when they can’t be viewed in person. In any case, you should believe passionately in the value of your product – otherwise, it will be hard to connect with customers. Here are some questions to consider:
• Is it a physical product that needs to be shipped, or is it a digital product that can be sent through the Internet?
• Are you going to have an inventory (more than one) of each product, or will they be one-of-a-kind (e.g. artwork, vintage items)?
• Are you going to want to sell a wide variety of products, or do you plan to specialize, like selling just t-shirts or books?
• Are you creating the product yourself? If so, make sure you’ll be able to keep up with demand. Form a relationship with a reliable supplier.
• If you don’t plan to make the product yourself, you’ll need a good manufacturer. Research different companies to find the one that works for your business idea.
• Decide how your product will be shipped. Create a plan to ship the product from your home efficiently, or work out a storage and shipping plan with a warehouse. You could also look into drop-shipping if the product is being manufactured by a third party.
• You are going to be intimately involved with your product or service. In order to effectively spread the word and market your store, you are going to need to socialize with people from this industry. Make sure the product is something you can get behind for the long haul.
2. Find a niche
Knowing what product you want to sell is only part of creating a successful online store. You’ll need to figure out what differentiates your services from all the other similar services people can choose, both in person or online. Why should a customer buy your hand-knit sweaters when they have 100 other online shops to choose from?
• Size up the competition. Don’t just jump into selling a certain product line until you’ve looked at the websites you’ll be competing with. Consider the main online marketplaces you plan to advertise your products; and check out the competition within those portals.
• Offer something truly original. If you’re selling handmade crafts or works of art, the originality of your work may itself be the draw that sets your product apart. Try to strike a balance between something that is highly original and also has general appeal.
• Offer expertise. Perhaps the quality that sets your company apart from the rest will be your expertise on the type of product you are selling. Maybe you’re a former baseball pro selling a line of baseball gloves, for example. Make your passion and expert knowledge part of the package.
• Offer a user-friendly purchasing process. Even if your product is very similar to other things for sale online, you can set your store apart by making the shopping experience fun and easy. Make sure your website is easy to navigate and fun to share. Be responsive and provide great customer service where others don’t.

3. Test the waters by selling your items on a small scale
In the real world, it’d be wise to try selling your products through other, low-commitment avenues (consignment, flea markets, craft shows, etc.) before taking the plunge and starting an entire store. The same is true for selling online. Try selling your items individually on eBay, Craigslist, Half.com and the like. Here’s what you’ll want to look for:
• Who is buying your product? Offer a discount coupon or free gift if they answer a brief survey. Find out where else they shop online.
• How much are they willing to pay? Experiment with different prices.
• How is customer satisfaction? This is a good time to test how well you can get your product to the customer. Are you using good packaging? Is the shipping method reliable? Are they happy with their product? Did you describe it well?

4. Make a business plan
Before you start the process of opening your online store, take the time to draw up a detailed business plan, whether or not you’re planning on getting outside funding from investors. It will help you plan the steps you’ll need to take to make your business successful. Figure out your cost of operation and map out a marketing strategy. You’ll want to take these factors into account:
• Production costs, whether you’re creating your product yourself or contracting with a manufacturer.
• Shipping costs.
• Taxes.
• Employee wages, if applicable.
• Fees for reserving your domain name and web hosting service.

5. Register your business according to your state’s laws. When you’re ready to make things official, you’ll need to come up with a business name and fill out the necessary legal and tax paperwork to register your business.
STEP TWO – BUIDING YOUR OWN ONLINE STORE

 

1. Register a domain name
Choose a name that’s short, catchy, and easy to remember. It should also be unique, since the most obvious names are already taken. Look up a domain registration company and try different names until you find one that satisfies you and isn’t already in use.
• If the name your heart is set on is already taken, get creative. Spell numbers out, add a small extra word or try hyphenation.
• The domain registration service will provide suggestions for close alternatives if the name you want is taken.

2. Choose a web hosting service
It’s worth finding a good service for your website, since the site is the backbone of your online store. If it’s finicky, sales will certainly suffer. Free web hosting services are available, but since you’re selling products online, you’ll need to pay for a service that offers the options you need.
• You’ll need enough space for growth if your business does well.
• Choose a hosting service that allows for customization if you’re planning on doing your own programming.

3. Design your website. Either design the website on your own or hire a web designer to create it for you. The emphasis should be on showcasing your product and making it as easy as possible for customers to make a purchase. Don’t fall into the trap of making the website too flashy – the more straightforward, the better when it comes to online shopping.
• Include a way to gather email addresses, so you can send advertisements and special offers.
• The customer should have to make no more than two clicks to check out with a product.
• Choose just a few colors and fonts to use.

4. Choose e-commerce software
This allows customers to view products and make a secure purchase. The software stores customer information and financial information. In some cases, e-commerce software factors into marketing, since it can be used to send emails to customers. Take a lot of time to research companies before making a choice, since the one you choose will play a huge role in your customers’ experience and your company’s success.

5. Set up a merchant account
You’ll need to set up an account with a bank financial institution so that your customers can pay with credit cards. Going with a bank can be pricey, so many small online store owners go with PayPal as a less expensive option.

STEP THREE – USING AN AL- INCLUSIVE E-COMMERCE SERVICE
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1. Research all-inclusive e-commerce services
If you don’t have the inclination to set up your own website from scratch, there are plenty of services that offer a platform for an online store you can set up in just a few hours, for a very low cost. This way you will not have to learn how to code or hire a web designer, and you’ll have all the tools you need to start selling your product right away.
• All-inclusive services usually take a small cut from each sale you make.
• The services have benefits, but there are also limitations, since you have to operate within their systems. Get familiar with the different services before choosing one. If you don’t find one that suits the business model you have in mind, reconsider starting a new online store on your own.
2. Consider general e-commerce services
Companies like Shopify and Yahoo! Stores will allow you to set up professional-looking online storefronts when you ship your own inventory. Hosted e-commerce solutions go further to provide storefront design, secure payment, hosting, mailing lists, selling statistics, customers support. This is attractive for those who don’t want to do their own programming.

3. Look into reselling products for a profit
Affiliate store services such as Amazon eStores LLC allow you to resell products carried by Buy.com and other merchants by writing reviews of products and focusing on a theme that makes consumers’ lives easier. Amazon eStores stores allow you to get running quickly, but don’t allow you to carry your own physical inventory.

4. Take eBay to the next level
If you’ve already sold some stuff on eBay, and you’re confident that most of your customer base will find you there, then you can “graduate” to an eBay store to save money on listing fees.
• If you haven’t used eBay before, this approach may not be for you, since it’s best to start with an existing customer base. Your customers will need to be web-savvy enough to feel comfortable using eBay.
• Note that eBay tends to attract people searching for bargains and one-of-a-kind items.

5. Consider Tips for general sales
Tips is an online marketplace where you can post one item or create an entire catalog for free. You upload some photos, describe the items and price them to sell. It’s free to post goods for months without having to update the listing. When the item sells and is $35 or less, it’s a 5% fee. If the item is $35 or more, the fee is 3%. On top of putting goods up for sale you can embed videos, blog about your products and services and connect to your twitter account directly from the site for free.

6. Try Cafepress if you’re selling customized items
Cafepress is a service worth considering if you’re selling mostly t-shirts, and other stuff you can “stamp” with your unique designs, such as mugs, stickers, and buttons. Customers browse your store, order their stuff, and Cafepress processes the order and the items for you. You can start a basic shop for free, and pay a monthly subscription for more features.

7. Sell crafts on Etsy
Etsy is a popular choice for people who make what they sell. There’s a 20 cent charge for every item listed, and Etsy keeps 3.5% of your sale price if the item is sold. You get paid directly and are responsible for shipping the item. You’re charged fees (depending on what sold) on a monthly basis.[5]

8. Try selling on Instagram
Instagram is world’s most rapidly growing social network with highly engaged audience that is great for selling fashion items, handmade goods and products for home. Upload pictures of your items for sale to Instagram and then sync your account with inSelly.com to create personal online shop from Instagram pictures. Payments will be powered by PayPal, service doesn’t take membership fees or sales commissions.
STEP FOUR – ATTRACTING AND RETAINING CUSTOMERS

1. Promote your store on Facebook and Twitter
Social media platforms are an important way for businesses, especially online businesses, to market themselves. Start an account and encourage people to “like” and “share” your store’s page to spread the word.
• Offer incentives for customers to promote your store. You could offer a discount or a free giveaway for those who participate.
• Be sure to keep the accounts up to date with information on new products and deals.

2. Start a blog
Pairing your products with expert knowledge is a great way to attract more people to your site. If your product is fashion-related, start a style blog that features some of your products from time to time. Find a way to participate in online conversations related to the product you are selling.
• Some all-inclusive services offer a blog feature as part of your “storefront.”
• Feature other companies’ products on your blog, and ask them to feature yours in return. This is a common practice among small online vendors.
• Send samples of your product to prominent bloggers or websites that do product reviews.
• Do guest posts on other people’s blogs. For example, if you’re selling homemade cookie mix, debut your product on a prominent baking blog.

3. Email customers about promotions
Use an email program like MailChimp to organize customer email addresses and send well-formatted email blasts informing customers about special deals. Don’t abuse this method of getting in touch with customers, though – they may end up unsubscribing if you send emails too often.