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Some Overrated “Work From Home” Offers: Part 3

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Some Overrated “Work From Home” Offers: Part 3


If you want to make some money online from home, there are quite a few opportunities out there for you to take advantage of. However, you need to be careful when selecting the best online business opportunity for you. There are plenty of programs that are perfectly legitimate, but you need to watch out for some which make exaggerated claims of potential earnings and misstate the true nature of the business that you will be involved in. Here are a few more things that you should be careful of when you search for online earning opportunities.

  • Freelance work programs

You will find a few websites that claim to offer you access to exclusive opportunities to find freelance work, as well as promise to give you highly valuable information on how to succeed as a freelancer. They often claim that it will be easy to find work and that you can earn a full time income from freelancing online right from the start.

It is definitely possible to make a living online from freelancing. Even a full time income, depending on the projects that you find and your skills. But there are no “secret databases” of freelancing opportunities. Freelance jobs, such as transcription work, article writing, programming, translation, graphic design and more can be found for free on various sites, without you needing to join a membership site and pay anywhere from $30 to $100 a month for this privilege. Just take a look at sites such as ODesk, elance and more.

As for tips and advice on how to increase your earnings, these can be found for free just by searching for information on blogs and forums. All that these sites do is to collect information from other sites and then charge you to read the same things you can find for free if only you spend a few minutes doing some research.

  • Day trading / forex

You will also find sites which claim you can make money from the markets by day trading stocks or participating in the foreign exchange (forex) market. Again, it is possible to make money this way and many people have been highly successful with it. But it is simply not as easy as a lot of sellers of guides and systems tell you. First, you will need to have access to a significant amount of risk capital if you want a shot at making more than just a few dollars a day. Then, you will also need to gain an understanding of how markets work and how you can profit from them. There are no magical systems which allow you to make guaranteed profits from the markets. Otherwise, everyone could become a millionaire in just a few weeks. Remember that while you can make money, there is also the very real possibility of losing money, especially in the beginning.

If you want to try out some strategies or systems, it is best to practice for a few weeks with play money first before you invest real funds. This will give you an idea as to whether this type of work is right for you.

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Some Overrated “Work From Home” Offers

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Some Overrated “Work From Home” Offers


If you’re looking for a way to make money online by working from home, you will find a great deal of perfectly legitimate and profitable business opportunities that you can take part in. The amount of time, effort and investment required for each of them will vary, but if you do your research correctly and don’t let yourself get influenced by marketing hype, there are great chances that you will find something to do. But there are a few types of “work from home” offers that, while generally not being fraudulent, are often overrated. This means they are presented with unrealistic earnings projections that often don’t live up to reality. Here are a few of them:

 

  • Paid survey offers

 

Yes, it IS possible to make SOME money from paid surveys. But unlike what some of the ads say, you probably won’t be able to get anything close to a full time income from them, at least not on a regular basis. If you sign up for some paid survey panels, you will probably get only 1 or 2 survey invitations a week, maximum. These surveys usually pay about $5. So even if you’re a member of several different panels, your earnings potential isn’t that great. While it may be an attractive option to get some beer money, doing paid surveys isn’t a “business” or even a job. Just a way to get a few extra dollars that may cover the cost of your internet connection and cell phone bill, but not much more.

 

  • Network marketing

 

There are plenty of perfectly legitimate and well run network marketing opportunities out there which have been running for decades now. But you should be aware that most of the income claims that are posted on websites touting them assume that you will be going out and recruiting more and more people every month into the program and that these people that you’ve recruited will take an active part in the program and also recruit some of their friends to join up.

 

Yes, there are people who make five figures a month from network marketing. But they’re the exception and not the norm. If you want to reach such a level, you will need to make extreme efforts to get people on board and then motivate them to actually do some work when they join the program, rather than dream about the money that they will supposedly be making. This will obviously demand extra efforts from your part.

 

The most successful people in the multi level marketing field are actually members of several different programs at the same time. But if you want something small, say for a part time income, you can join just one opportunity and produce results. But in that case, investigate the product THOROUGHLY! Make sure that it’s something solid which has long term (at least a few years) potential. You don’t want to join a fad (diet products are notorious for this) that will fizzle out in a few months, leaving you to build your business again completely from scratch.

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Using Social Networks for B2B Networking

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Using Social Networks for B2B Networking


When it comes to using social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, many small business owners use these as a marketing and communication channel with their customers and potential customers. Of course, this is one of the main purposes of social media use among entrepreneurs and can indeed be a part, even a major one, of a business online marketing strategy. However, social networking can be a lot more than simply a tool to communicate with and market to your buyers. You can also use different social media websites to network with other businesses and find opportunities that could be profitable for you.

If you’re wondering about some of these uses, here are a few examples that you can consider:

  • Staff Recruiting and Hiring

Employers are increasingly turning to social media websites as a way to recruit staff, either as permanent full time employees, or for temporary assignment to a specific project. If you’re planning on hiring some staff, putting a notice on your social media pages is a great way to generate some responses. Doing so can save you time and money, as you would no longer need to post an ad on various job search websites. You could also simplify communications by answering questions from potential candidates directly over the social network.

  • Buying / Selling Equipment

Do you have any equipment that you don’t need anymore, such as machinery, furniture, vehicles, etc? In that case, posting a notice on your social networking page can get you some interested buyers. Again, one of the advantages is that it is a lot less costly than other online and offline methods of finding the right buyers, as all you would need to do is to post on your page, or perhaps take a look at other people’s pages and contact them to see if they would be interested. It can also work the other way around. If you’re interested in purchasing something for your business, such as a truck for your moving company, then you can take a look to see if somebody you know has one for sale, or post a notice on your page.

  • Finding Services That You Need

Are you looking for an inexpensive, but good quality web designer? Do you need a new VoIP service that is more reliable than what you’re using now? Here again, social media can be very helpful. You can make a post on your page and those who can provide the services can answer. Or at least they can point you in the right direction by giving you information on services that they’ve used in the past, as well as giving you their impressions on them.

  • Finding Various Business Opportunities

Are you looking to expand your business or to branch out into other areas of operation? Then networking with other entrepreneurs and business people can be a very good way of making that happen. No matter what kind of business opportunity you are into, you can find people who are interested in the same thing and can turn into valuable business partners.

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Full Time Online Business: Part 4 – Your Own Product

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Full Time Online Business: Part 4 – Your Own Product


Selling your own information product is something that is mentioned in many internet marketing courses. There are plenty of guides, some free, some others costing several thousands of dollars, which say that it is truly a way to succeed on the internet. Many marketers will ask themselves this important question: is all of this actually true, or is is actually just hype to get these guides to sell.

 

Well, the short answer is yes, you can make quite a lot of money by creating an info product and selling it on the internet. However, this is not the way to go when you are just starting your online business. The main reason behind this is that it will take a lot of time for you to create a successful product that sells well. In fact, this can take several months. You are thus much better off focusing on some other ways to make money online in the beginning and then moving on to product creation later on. So what do you need to succeed by creating an informational product and selling it online?

 

  • A good product

 

This should be something that fills a need and that answers a question that people have. While the “make money online” niche is extremely popular, it is quite saturated at this point. Look at some other successful products outside of this niche. There are plenty of guides that talk about converting your car to run on water, getting rid of acne, whitening your teeth, building a wind turbine or solar panel to power your home, etc.

 

  • A good sales page

 

The sales copy that you use must include all the necessary elements that will make the reader want to buy your product. As such, you will either need to study some copywriting techniques to create your own sales copy or hire the services of a professional copywriter. The latter option will not be cheap, however. It can cost you several thousands of dollars to have a sales copy professionally written. However it can make quite a difference in the amount of sales that your product will make.

 

  • Getting others to promote your product

 

Of course, it is possible to use various internet marketing strategies to get sales for your product. But wouldn’t it be better to have others do the work for you? In that case you would need to recruit some affiliates. However, this does not mean that you can simply put your product up on ClickBank and expect dozens of affiliates flocking to promote something they never even heard about. You will need to go around internet marketing forums, talking about your product and promoting it to affiliates who will be interested in bringing sales to it. While this is certainly quite possible to do, it will still demand a lot of effort on your part to get affiliates to become interested in it.

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Full Time Online Business: Part 3 – What Makes a Good Affiliate Marketer

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Full Time Online Business: Part 3 – What Makes a Good Affiliate Marketer


When looking at full time online business opportunities, many people ask themselves whether affiliate marketing is a good thing to go into. While there is definitely a lot of money to be made in this business, it is not the most simple thing to set up. One of the reasons behind this is that you will have plenty of competitors who are going to be after the same kind of traffic that you are and pushing the exact same types of affiliate offers. So what do you require in order to become a good affiliate marketer and make a profitable business out of it? Here are certain things you will need:

 

  • Patience

 

While some people did make a few thousand in their first months, there is nothing guaranteeing that you will be able to emulate them. Becoming a successful affiliate marketer will take some time. First, you would need to make various efforts to make your business become profitable. Next, you would need to consider the fact that most affiliate programs pay you one month after the end of the current month, so it is not instant money like if you would be selling things on eBay or offering services. If you need to make some money right away, like cash to pay some bills, you can try a different business model for the time being and then move onto affiliate marketing later.

 

  • Money to invest

 

While it is possible to get started here with just a few dollars for a web hosting account, if you want your business to be successful, you will need to invest a lot of money into it. Some of the things that you may need to pay include: hosting, advertising as well as paying other people to do some tasks for you, such as creating landing pages or putting up ads if you don’t want to spend too much time doing these yourself.

 

  • Ability to stay on top of things

 

The world of internet marketing is one that is always changing. As such, there are new offers for you to promote, new networks for you to do business with, new advertising opportunities, etc. that appear regularly. If you want to maximize the amount of profit that your business will be making, then you will also need to spend some time scouting for new opportunities in addition to running your existing campaigns. This will require some good planning and time management on your part.

 

  • Having no fear of failure

 

There are many great methods to make money online, however no one will tell you the exact steps that you will need to take to build a successful affiliate campaign. This is something that you will need to figure out on your own. Along the may, it is very well possible that you will make mistakes. The important thing here is not to be afraid to try new things and to learn from your errors so that you can gain a better understanding of what works and what doesn’t.

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Full Time Online Business: Part 2

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Full Time Online Business: Part 2


If you want to make a full time income online, there are plenty of business models to select from. Of course, it is possible to earn some decent money by providing services to others, such as doing web design, writing articles, sales copies, etc. However, there are some things that you can do to make a full time income without spending all day actually doing the services.

 

What you can do is to outsource the actual service creation to other workers that you can find on classified ads sites, freelancing sites as well as forums. If your business gets really big, you always have the option of actually getting a physical office and hiring a full time staff.

 

Here are two business types that you can start:

 

  • Web Design Agency

 

A lot of small and local businesses right now are getting online and would like to have a website. The thing is, very few business owners have the skills to create a good looking website and many of them do not want to spend the time it takes to learn how to put one together. This is where you come in.

 

All you need to do is to put together a team of a few freelancers that specialize in web design. It is always good to have people with diverse skills on board, such as one who specializes in blogs, while another one that does flash websites, etc. Basically, you would get clients to pay you for a website. Let’s say you charge $100 per site and pay the freelancer $60 for their work. You would then pocket the difference.

 

  • Digital Marketing Agency

 

Plenty of business owners are also realizing the potential that the internet has when it comes to attracting new customers. This is where you will be helping them. You can offer a complete marketing package to small businesses, which would include optimizing their website for SEO, building backlinks, creating articles and uploading them to directories, creating and managing social media pages, putting up ads and listings in business directories and classified ads sites, managing their ad campaigns on PPC and media buying platforms, etc. This can be a very profitable business model, as there are plenty of local businesses that would like to advertise online, but don’t really know how to.

 

Getting Clients

 

Remember that most of your clients aren’t really up to date on the whole internet marketing scene, so advertising on IM forums is not really the best idea. It would be better to advertise in local classified ads sites, business directories, as well as in local businesses. Doing direct mail campaigns as well as calling up local businesses can sometimes yield quite good results, although these methods of advertising are a bit more expensive and time consuming for you. However if you do great work at competitive rates, you are likely to succeed in building a full time income.

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Full Time Online Business: Part 1

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Full Time Online Business: Part 1


When you are building an online business that will generate a full time income, there are various things that you can do to earn some money. These things are not necessarily complicated to execute, but they will nonetheless require some more patience on your part to do properly and to yield the results that you wanted them to have.

 

So, what are some good ideas to earn full time cash on the internet? We will present them to you, but let’s start with the most simple ones.

 

Actually, what you can very well do is to take the things that you can do as part of a micro or mini online business and simply scale them up so that they can produce more revenue for you. Let’s take providing services for example:

 

There are plenty of people who do things such as writing articles and designing graphics to earn a bit of extra cash online. But it is possible to turn these activities to a full time business as well. There are two things that you will need to make this work:

 

  • Skill

 

The amount of money that clients will be willing to pay you will largely depend on how good you are at doing your job. For example, if you are an average article writer, you could find people willing to pay you $5 for a 500 word web article. But if you can truly write professional quality articles that are very informative to the users, you could find that some people are willing to pay anywhere from $20 to $50 for a simple 500 word piece to be posted on the web. Obviously you will need to work very hard to build up your skills to that level, but many have done it.

 

  • Time

 

Another thing that you would need to do would be to devote sufficient time to your online activities if you want them to make enough money for you. Consider this, if you write articles at $15 per article and you write 2 in one hour, this gives you a very respectable $30 per hour. Now if you work full time 5 days a week, you can make almost $40 000 a year by doing this.

 

If you go with the services route, then you should know that finding high paying clients will be much harder than finding some that would pay you a fraction of what you want to earn. Therefore, you will need to spend more time networking and looking for work to do than if you simply wanted to make a bit of extra cash at the end of the month.

 

But what if you do not want to do all the work yourself? There are a few things that you can do and tomorrow, we will take a look at some simple business models that you can take advantage of and get off the ground rather quickly.

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Full Time Online Business: Getting Ready

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Full Time Online Business: Getting Ready


Previously, we have seen some of the things that you can do to earn money online if you wanted a micro or mini online business. This would allow you to earn a part time income or some extra cash from your online marketing activities. While this might be satisfactory for some of you, what about those who would like to make more money, like a full time online business.

 

Of course, this is possible and has been done by many other people. Some regularly make six figures a year online. Some have even made millions. While doing this kind of money is definitely possible, it is not something that is easy to accomplish, no matter what you have heard. Sure, some of the tasks to do this may be “simple” from the technical point of view, but doing them correctly will still require some time, effort and commitment from you.

 

We will get into various methods to make money as part of a full time online business, but first let’s discuss some of the things that you will need in order to get started:

 

  • Time

 

Running a full time online business will mean that you will need to spend at a minimum 30 hours per week on it. This is the bare minimum and depending on what you do, you may need to work more than that.

 

  • Money

 

While there are certain types of business that can be started with little or even no money, this is the exception, rather than the rule in terms of full time online business. But it doesn’t mean that you will need hundreds of thousands to get started, either. You can start up slowly, and then use the money that you have made to grow your business. Basically, if you don’t have too much start up funding, you will need to be able to reinvest the profits that you have made at the beginning right away.

 

  • The understanding that you will start out slowly

 

Many people would like to make $1000 a day from the very first day they have started their business. Of course, this is possible. Pretty much everything is in the online world. But this is an exception again. You need to accept the fact that it will take at least a few weeks, sometimes a few months, for your business to grow to the point where you will be truly making the amount of money that you had hoped for. Online business, while often very profitable, is not a get rich quick scheme. Those who think of it in this way are the first ones to get discouraged after they realize that becoming an instant millionaire is nothing more than a fantasy.

 

  • Willingness to learn, take risks and experiment

 

You must be capable of learning on your own and be willing to try new methods and techniques to make money. You need to put the fear of failure behind you, otherwise you will never succeed.

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Part Time Online Business: Some Ideas

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Part Time Online Business: Some Ideas


If you want to start an online business and make a relatively decent amount of cash, without spending thousands of dollars or working full time on it, there are some ways to accomplish that. While there are many ways of earning money online, here are some examples of methods that have been shown to be profitable for many online entrepreneurs. These can be used to build a part time online business, however there is nothing that is really stopping you from turning these ideas into a full time online business if this is what you wish to do.

  • Providing services

We have seen this in the micro online business article, and it really is the same concept. You provide services that are useful for business owners and online marketers and you get paid for it. Popular examples include: article writing, backlink creation, web design, ebook writing, etc.

The main difference is that you will be spending more time doing the work, around 20 to 30 hours per week should give you a very good part time income.

  • Outsourced service creation

Same thing, but with a bit of a change. While you can do some of the work, you will be outsourcing most of it to other people for less than what the client is paying you and you will pocket the difference. So let’s say that someone pays you $12 to create a 1000 word article for them. You find a worker that can create quality articles on a forum or freelancing site and pay them let’s say $8 for it. You will then keep the $4 difference as profit. While this seems insignificant, if you get orders for 10 articles a day at $4 of profit, that’s $40 per day, and you didn’t do much work besides co-ordinating the work between what the client orders and what the outsourcer produces.

  • Light Ebay selling

Ebay is the most popular online marketplace in the world, where some sellers have made millions by selling various kinds of merchandise to consumers. Of course, it’s not easy to earn 7 figures from the site, but it is well possible to make a few dozen dollars per day from it with a bit of effort and investment.

Selling on Ebay is the electronic equivalent of you having a stand at a flea market. You buy goods from a distributor at a low price and then re-sell them at a profit to the end consumer. All you are doing is applying the concept of buy low/sell high, which has existed for thousands of years.

So, for example, you would buy 10 cell phones at $300 each from a distributor that sells wholesale goods. You then resell them on Ebay for $400 and you keep the difference minus Ebay and PayPal fees. Basically, to be successful, all you would need to do is to find goods that are easy to acquire, in demand and easy to sell at a profit.

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Is Internet Marketing a Good Career Choice?

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Is Internet Marketing a Good Career Choice?


Some people may be asking themselves if internet marketing is a good choice of career. Sure, the money that can be made online may seem attractive to many, but earning cash on the internet by promoting affiliate products or having your own products is not for everyone. Here are some thing to consider if you want to go into online marketing as a full time activity:

  • Remember, you are building a business

Being an internet marketer is not a job. You will actually be working for yourself and thus have all the responsibilities that come with that. So you need to be a person that will always be motivated to do work without having someone giving them orders and telling them what to do or what not to do. The success of your business will depend on your ability to make the right decisions and you cannot blame someone else if things go wrong.

  • You will need to learn things by yourself

When you decide to build an online business, there is a lot of information that you would need to look up, read and understand. There are very few actual college courses that deal with online business, and those that do typically just explain you what internet marketing is, but do not go into any real amount of detail on how you can build a successful business on the internet. So, if your idea of learning is sitting in a classroom and hearing some guy in a suit rephrase what is already in a textbook, then the online world is not for you. You must have the ability to learn everything you need by yourself, either by looking up information, or through experience.

  • There is no fixed salary

Remember again, you are working for yourself and not for someone else. Therefore, you are the one that will determine how much or who little you get paid. In certain jobs, you might be able to get paid just for showing up and loafing around for a few hours. This is not the case here. How hard you work and how creative you are will have a definite impact on how much you get paid.

  • You need to be able to embrace change

The online world is constantly changing, with new earning opportunities always emerging. In order to maximize your profits, you will need to take advantage of these opportunities as soon as they appear. Just remember, about 6 years ago, social media marketing was a relatively new concept that barely anyone took seriously. Now, many businesses use social media sites like Twitter and Facebook to stay in touch with clients and to acquire new ones.

What will be the next wave of change in online marketing? Some say it could be sites geared towards mobile devices, others think that the integration of various devices, such as internet enabled televisions could change the landscape significantly. No matter what happens, you need to be on top of your game and be among the first to spot golden opportunities.

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Start Your Own Web Marketing Agency – Expanding Your Business

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Start Your Own Web Marketing Agency – Expanding Your Business


Another thing that you will need to take into account when you open up a web marketing agency is how much you will be charging your clients for the services that you provide. You will want to have prices that are very competitive and yet still allow you to make a decent amount of profit.

Of course, the exact way that you structure your pricing remains your decision. After all, it’s your business, right? In order to get an idea, look at what your competitors are charging and then make your price list accordingly.

Another thing that you should do is to create a few different packages for your clients to choose from. That way, you will be able to suit everyone’s needs, no matter what their budget is. Let’s say you are offering a web promotion service in which you place classified ads for your clients and also write articles and submit them to various article directories. You could create several different packages depending on how many ads you will post each day and how many articles will be created in total for the client.

Now what happens if you get so many clients that you don’t always have the time to complete all the work quickly? Or what if you truly want to expand your business and make even more money? All of this is of course possible. Remember, even the top web marketing agencies that employ dozens of people have probably started as a one man operation out of someone’s house.

If you want to expand, there is one big thing that you have to do: hire some staff to help you. Here, you basically have two choices: you can either hire freelancers from anywhere in the world, or actually hire some local staff members as full time employees. If your business is just starting to pick up steam, the best bet is to go with the first option for now. If you browse internet marketing forums, or freelancing sites, you will find that there are plenty of people who are capable of doing tasks that will be useful for you such as designing web sites, creating graphics and logos, posting on classified ads sites, writing articles and content for sites, etc. Freelancers have the advantage of being much more cost effective versus actually hiring full time workers, as you would only need to pay them when you actually need them to work on a project.

Later on, as your business grows, you can then hire a full time staff that will produce the required work for your clients or help you with general administrative tasks such as processing payments from clients, answering their questions and explaining your services, etc. Of course, this is not something that you absolutely need to do. If you only want to do this business as a part time side venture that you run from your home, you can always keep it that way. This is the advantage of being your own boss: you can set your objectives as high or as low as you want.

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Getting Started In Online Writing – Part 2

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Getting Started In Online Writing – Part 2


Online article writing can be a great way to make some quick money online. If you have what it takes, you can also turn it into a full time freelancing job. But to get started, the first thing that you need to do is to find some clients who will pay you for your writing. Here are a few places where you can do so:

Internet marketing forums:

These are forums such as Digital Point and the Warrior Forum. They are a meeting place for those who want to earn money online to discuss ideas and network with each other. They are also a place for people who offer their services, such as article writing or graphic design to make acquire some customers and make money. Internet marketing forums are a great place to find work due to the fact many people are seeking content for their website in order to advance in search engine rankings or simply to present their products or affiliate offers to prospective clients. A lot of online marketers either aren’t good enough in English to write quality articles, or simply don’t have the time to write the necessary amount of content each day. This is why they seek to outsource this part of the job to others and why these forums are a good place to get clients.

Advantages:

  • You set your own terms and prices. For example, you can offer discounts to repeat customers or those who make larger orders.
  • If your work is of good quality and liked by clients, you can get a lot of repeat business. In this line of work, it is much better to work with a few different clients than to be constantly hunting for more work after writing a few articles.
  • You get paid immediately. There is no waiting period of 2 weeks or 1 month to get your money.

Disadvantages:

  • Some forums require you to pay around $20 to post a thread to offer your services. Some of them also require that your thread be approved by a moderator before it is posted.
  • If you are new to the forum, a lot of the people will be wary of dealing with you and may only give you small orders to begin with.
  • Possibility of getting scammed. While the majority of people on internet marketing forums are there to conduct honest business, there are always a few scammers out there who would simply have you submit the work and then disappear without paying. This can be mitigated by using common sense: if you are dealing with a new member with only a few posts and they are making a large order, arrange to split the work in a few parts. You would then send part of the work, get paid for it, and then go on to complete the remainder. Watch out for excuses such as “I can’t, I’m only getting paid in a few days, I will pay you then, etc.”

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Becoming A Merchant – The Other Side Of CPA – Part 4

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Becoming A Merchant – The Other Side Of CPA – Part 4


Well now that you have your product, required funding as well as a merchant account, there will be something else that you need: some staff. While at first, you may think that you can manage this business all by yourself. Sure, this might be true if you only make a dozen or so sales a day. However, when your business quickly begins to grow, it will also rapidly become too overwhelming for one person to handle every aspect of it.

One of the most important parts of owning a rebill CPA offer is customer service. You need to be able to answer your customers should they want to cancel their subscription, have not received their product, or have some other problem. If you have just one phone number that is always busy and it takes you a week to answer your emails, this will leave your customers dissatisfied. And if they want to cancel, or have not gotten their product, they will simply end up charging back through their credit card company.

There are alternatives to actually having an office and hiring staff locally. You can outsource many functions of your business, including the customer service to a 3rd party. There are plenty of call centers which can handle queries from your customers and treat requests such as cancellations. All you have to do is set up a web based interface to let them do the transactions and a knowledge base with answers to questions that customers may ask.

As for many administrative tasks, such as dealing with the vendor that is shipping out your merchandise and doing general admin and accounting functions, this can be outsourced to a virtual assistant. You can find many offshore outsourcing companies doing business on internet marketing forums. It is usually possible to have a dedicated, full time virtual assistant working for you for $200 to $400 a month.

While this short guide has given you the general framework needed in order to build and operate this kind of business, it is far from complete. After all, a truly detailed guide covering every aspect of this topic would probably be several hundred pages long. Therefore, you need to go out and seek the necessary information on this business.

There are a few ebooks and guides which deal about this topic that you can read, which will give you more detailed guidance. But don’t forget that there is something a lot more valuable than any written guide: actual human interaction. Even though this is your own business and you are the sole person responsible for its success it doesn’t mean that you have to do everything all by yourself. Network with other marketers who are running this kind of business or planning to set one up. Exchange information, practical advice and ideas with them. Ask questions on marketing forums. The better prepared you are, the less likely you will be to make costly mistakes and the more profitable your business will be.

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Some Ideas On What to Do Online – Selling on eBay

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Some Ideas On What to Do Online – Selling on eBay



As we all know, there are many different ways to make some cash online. Whether you simply want to earn a few extra dollars, or are planning to start a full-time online business, there are various methods that you can use to generate income. One thing that you should do is to familiarize yourself with as many of them as possible. This will not only help you determine what you want to do to make money, but you will also have knowledge of some extra methods should your primary ways of making money slow down for some reason.

Selling on eBay

eBay is definitely the world’s best known online auction site. It also receives millions of visitors from around the world, every single day. This makes it one of the largest online marketplaces and a great place to sell all kinds of merchandise.

Now the question is what to sell on eBay. You can either sell items that you produce yourself or resell merchandise bought somewhere else at a profit. I’ve personally known a few people who have a small clothing label and made a good amount of money selling their items on eBay. One of my friends specializes in selling t-shirts with funny slogans or pictures of internet memes. He sends the design over to a local business who print it on the t-shirt for a few dollars, and then resellers the t-shirts on eBay for a profit.

You don’t really need to make your own items in order to profit from eBay either. You can simply apply the concept of “buy low, sell high” to many different types of merchandise. The key here is to find a supplier that will sell items at a relatively low cost that will enable you to make a decent profit on the markup. Remember to take into consideration eBay fees as well as PayPal fees when determining how much profit you will actually be making.

The best sources for cheaply priced merchandise are most definitely trading websites such as AliBaba, TradeTang and DH Gate. You will find many different items, such as clothing items, electronics, jewelry, etc. for sale there. Usually, those items are sold directly from the manufacturer or from wholesalers. As for distributing the items to your end customers, you basically have two choices. Either you can place an order for a quantity of items in bulk, or you can have the supplier ship directly to your customer, which is a process called “drop shipping”.

A word of caution when ordering merchandise through these sites. While the majority of trading partners there are honest, there are still quite a few scammers operating there. Therefore, it is always best to place a small order, typically one or two units and have it shipped to you in order to determine whether the provider actually sends you an item and whether the items sold accurately match the description given on the site.

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