Choosing to run (or work for) an internet-based business from the comforts of your home is an excellent way to earn some extra income. But you have to actually work to make money. And whether you’ve already learned it the hard way or not, your home is filled tons of distractions that can prevent you from actually being productive—there’s the television, the phone, and your kids just to name a few. To make sure that you are always the most productive that you can be however, follow these 4 simple (yet effective) tips below.
4) Don’t Stay in Your PJs. Even though technically you could simply roll out of bed and start working (after all no one is going to see you) it’s best if you don’t loaf around in your pajamas all day while you work. Shower, wash your face, brush your teeth, comb your hair and put on some decent clothes—you don’t need a pant suit by any means, but you’ll feel more equipped to tackle all of your assignments and feel more “professional” with decent clothes; this feeling alone is what may be needed for you to boost your productivity. Not to mention, being clean and well dressed can help you exuberant a stream of confidence and absorb a “go-getter” attitude when working on assignments. (more…)
Inflation drives the economy extremely close to recession as consumers are squeezed by rising prices. Recently, people are relying on loans to grapple with the high cost of living but they frequently take out loans and ultimately default on their payment. Generally, they enroll in a debt relief http: www.ovlg.com/debt-relief/ program to wipe out their financial woe.
In this situation, you need to have some extra income for a repayment plan and also paying for the services of a debt relief firm. If you are wondering how to make money then you can read the following points in order to get a better idea to make money online by blogging.
Here are a few options that you can employ to make money online that will help to boost your financial situation:
1. Flagship might seem to be a time consuming blog project but it can be a profitable online business. This process helps to focus on a few selected blogs and assist you to build a brand name. You can make money from this by
selling advertising spot once you have good web traffic and large visitors.
The blogs have an opportunity to make money online from the advertising sales. If you have proper domain knowledge then you can easily create a big blog. Through the promotion of the blog you can get effective result as well as earn some extra cash.
2. In the Pay per post method of blogging try to establish a blog roll on your personal domain or free blog host like a Blogger. You are required to prepare content and also focus on building Google Page Rank, link profile and Alexa Rank for maintaining it successfully.
Pay per post technique does not require huge visitor so you can employ this method to make money online quite conveniently. If you can draw visitors in your blog then it will be easier to earn some extra cash.
3. Automated blogging is about automatically getting content from RSS feed, search engines and it can be used as content for your blog too. You can find a website where you can select an anchor text relevant to your site that has a good search volume. You can set up contextual ads like Google adsense or affiliate program for making money through automated blogging.
4. In order to set up Google adsense or affiliate program you need to generate proper keyword density content. This will help in the process of optimization. You need to aim at building links for definite web pages. There will be an increase in the number of visitors if you target right keywords from search engine. The right keywords will help you get more traffic to your blog or click on ads. You don’t need to devote extra time on your blog as you can make weekly or monthly posts.
Therefore, after reading the above mentioned options you won’t be wondering how to make money to eliminate your debt. You can employ any one of the methods that will be convenient for you to earn some extra cash.
This guest post was written by : writer Stewart Smith
Writing is a fantastic way to discover things about yourself. It’s amazing how things come out of you as you start to write, that you never knew were there. It’s not just healing, but it’s an amazing form of expression and powerful tool for gathering insight.
Aren’t Journals for Men and Diaries for Women?
Many people, men and women alike, have journaled and written in diaries for hundreds of years…it helps us process all that’s going in our lives, and all that’s going on inside our selves. Many famous scholars, artists, theologians, scientists, inventors, politicians, philanthropists, housewives, and anyone wishing to allow hidden treasures within themselves to be revealed, have journaled through time immemorial. Writing in a diary is not just for women, teenagers and the likes of Anne Frank.
What’s the Difference Between an Online Journal, Blog and Diary?
In essence, they’re all the same in that they’re all on the internet; but in practice, each is as different as the person (or people) contributing to them. There is also some distinction between the three, but keep in mind that the terms are often used interchangeably.
A diary is often more personal, where one focuses on their daily thoughts and daily events, and is updated on a daily or regular basis–thus, it’s often referred to as a daily diary.
A journal is also a diary, in a sense, because it records events and thoughts, but often more sporadically, as opposed to daily. Journals can be created for a specific purpose, such as to document one’s travels or weight loss experiences.
The term originates from the phrase “web log”. A blog encompasses a wide range of purposes, from personal to business. Yet thoughts, news, insights, or general updates are posted regularly, and serve each blog’s own specific niche or purpose.
Setting Your Site’s Preferences
Yes, you can keep a diary online, and make it private. You can also make it so that only people you invite can see it. This setting can easily be changed later, should you ever decide to make it public. And vice versa: (more…)
It’s that time of year where many households are getting ready to do some spring cleaning. Purging closets and putting away items that you may not be using or even want anymore. Some people may be thinking of having the perennial “lawn sale/tag sale” to rid their homes/lives of clutter & bring in some extra money. Reading articles lately about down sizing, simplifying our lives and our homes, makes this a perfect time to get rid of clutter and make money from your home or make money online.
With the economic changes, I think it’s safe to say all of us are feeling the squeeze one way or another. Gas prices are at an all time high, lay offs, downsizing in the work place, and food prices keep on rising. It isn’t any wonder that people are looking for ways to make extra money, on & off the Internet now more than ever. There are a multitude of ways to make money online, many that we all know about, even some I’m sure that haven’t been thought of yet.
eBay was one of the earlier ways of making money on the Internet. It was a great opportunity for stay at home moms, entrepreneurial moms/ dads, anyone who had something they wanted to buy or sell. eBay was the place to sell that item & make money from the Web.
There were many people who made good money when this dot com first surfaced and are still making money by setting up their own stores on eBay. Where else will you find people from around the world looking at your items that you have up for sale or auction?
eBay was the largest retail site on the Web, although now Amazon and several other websites participate in auctions and merchandising. However eBay has always been the go to site for selling and buying anything that one could imagine. Potential for anyone to make money from your home is just a few steps away. Go over to eBay.com and get yourself familiar with the site, there is some tax & registration information that will need to be done (if you want to start selling as a business) but nothing you can’t handle.You are then on your way to making money on the Internet. (more…)
Over the past few years momscashblog has written several posts, about making money online by selling used or new books. I’ve always believed that this is a great way to make money online & out of your home without too much of an effort. We know that everyone loves to read and that many love to collect books.
In those past posts that I had written momscashblog.com/2009/08, I had always recommended one particular online book store that was family owned, in a college community. CkyBooks.com sold and bought text books, a great way for students to make money and get rid of any other books that were accepted with ISBN no.s. Several MCB followers have started dot com book stores and are doing quite well from what I’ve read in their emails.
It is with regret that at this time I feel I should report that I’ve had no correspondence with CkyBooks since around October-November 2010. At that time I had received an email from one of the owners at CkyBooks, regarding a payment that was owed to me. In that same email they were excited to tell me that they were going to be joining ShareaSale.com Affiliate program, and that it should be a better fit for everyone all around. They recommended at that time to sign up as an affiliate with ShareASale. As of today’s date after many emails I have heard nothing from Cky and I have not received my money as of yet.
For those that are thinking of starting an online bookstore or have books to sell, here are a few book companies that you can check out. Alibris.com, Abebooks and of course there is Amazon just to name a few that are all affiliate networks. You can do some research and surely find many others that you might want to check out.
I will keep everyone informed if I should find anything out regarding Ckybooks. I’m going to also try to get in touch with ShareaSale again, but they do not have a telephone system (only email, that’s a whole post in itself ) but may find something out in an email.
I do want to mention that before writing this post I did do searches for any news regarding this company CkyBooks, if there was a family illness, a fire, (one of the owners did tell me they were moving to a bigger building) or any financial problems that could be the reason for the lack of communication. Their site shows that their archives stopped at December 2010, and the last post from what I could tell was about their company Christmas party.
I’m hoping that there’s nothing seriously wrong with the company, and that we will hear something very soon. If you are having problems with this company and are owed money let us hear from you and your thoughts on this situation, or situations similar to these.
Christmas and the holidays have come and gone. The New Year is already 16 days into January, and some resolutions have probably already been broken. Committing to resolutions can be difficult for some of us, and so easy to break. Setting goals for yourself and your businesses, can help you feel that you have time to accomplish these things without the feeling of failure.
One of the goals I think every blogger is always trying to achieve, whether it’s the New Year or the middle of the year is driving more traffic to ones blog. Traffic equals money. Below is a assortment of only a ” few ways” to bring traffic to your blog. When speaking of bringing traffic to your blog there are so many variables that can be attributed to bringing traffic, that if you tried to list all of them it could take up much of the page.
1. Expose your blog by using the Social Networks like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube or any forums that you can participate in and expose the name of your blog. Social Networks are more important than ever before, you must be signed up with at least a couple of the good ones. Exposure!
2. Market your name or the name of your blog, leave the name of your blog any place that you are able to. Some places won’t allow you to attach the name of your blog, but whenever possible do it. If you read the big newspapers online New York Times, Gawker.com, or any others in that niche, at the end of each article is usually a place to comment. My theory is to comment whenever and where ever you can, thus leaving and exposing your blog. Remember though only leave a comment, if you have something intelligent to add to the article that you read. If you get one new visitor that week visiting your blog, I think it’s worth commenting & showing off your blog. (more…)
Music and the Internet:
Music and the internet has certainly come a long way and it has made “some” musicians very rich and famous. An unknown kid from Canada named Justin Bieber downloads videos of himself singing on YouTube and the kid becomes an overnight success. A band called Atomic Tom riding on the NYC subway are discovered while singing on the B-Train using iPhones with apps sounding like drums, guitars, and piano, they go viral and are being interviewed on all the morning network shows. They’re said to be in talks with Apple and at present time their YouTube videos have over 2 million hits.
There are numerous ways for musicians to make money on the internet, without spending all of ones life savings. With YouTube and many other on demand sites that are out there and new ones popping up, that’s what the musician can look forward to. Maybe it’s our 15 minutes of fame or it’s money that will be coming in from a talent of ours… who knows? I do, because I have listened to Ezekiel Haynes jazz cd “Reflections”.
Meet The Musician:
I know many of you have probably already heard of and follow the blogger Ezekiel, and now jazz musician and entrepreneur. I had asked Ezekiel if he would mind being part of a post informing everyone how he is “making money on the Internet with his music”? With the help of Ezekiel we will give some sites and software that he used to get to where he is now, selling two cd’s world wide on the internet.
Ezekiel’s love for music started at a very young age and was cognizant of playing endlessly at the piano for hours. “Piano, it’s the thing I express through, it’s always running through my head.” “I never got the opportunity to take lessons but, every time I would get in front of a piano I wanted to create. The same with pots and pans or a couple of rubber bands on a box… I wanted to create. Practicing music has never been a chore, it’s always been something I looked forward to doing.”
Nuendo Helps Get Music Recorded:
Ezekiel reveals that he has been using Nuendo for the past 10 years, so he had a good amount of music to work with. Nuendo is a sound mixing, audio production, recording arrangements, editing and surround mixing software.
I had asked Ezekiel what made him want to publish/record his music after 10 years of work. He had an interesting answer to this question. “Creating music is easy for me” he says, “but worrying about how everyone will receive it, is another thing. The thing that woke me up a bit was the thought of passing away and my kids or grand kids going through my things, seeing what their dad or grand dad selfishly kept hid. I believe directly or indirectly everything we do in life, good or bad affects everyone in someway. So, I decided from that day to start releasing every musical idea I had.”
Musicians Online Community:
Indabamusic … indaba comes from the Zulu word meaning to “gather or share ideas”. This was one site that Ezekiel recommended for the independent musician. Indabamusic was started with a community atmosphere in mind, a musical community of artists helping each other and to make their lives easier in all ways of the musicians life. If you need help with understanding or knowing which direction to take your next step, you need people who are in and have been in the business to guide you on the right path. You get a chance to collaborate with musicians from all around the world. This quote from Wired best sums up what Indabamusic and the Internet has done for the world of musicians: “With broadband, social networking apps and web-based audio tools increasingly available and affordable to most people with computers, the world of music is on the verge of big change. That perfect-storm combination of these tools will do for music creation what technology has already done for music consumption: remove barriers of time, space and scarcity”. Indabamusic.com has some real heavy hitter musicians working and donating their time to the cause of helping other musicians. Check this site out!!
Distribution of Your Music:
Tunecore ….. is one of the best places to get your music out to the various digital retail sites. In fact Tunecore has a worldwide distribution site. Ezekiel mentioned that Tunecore.com also offers an affiliate program through CommissionJunction. Tunecore plays an important part in an artists career and in their quest to get their music noticed, as Tunecore gets the music distributed to many of the major companies as in Amazon MP3, Rhapsody, and iTunes. The artist, you the musician receives “100% of your royalties and of course keep all of your rights”. Tunecore has recently widened their distribution to full length films, TV shows, live concerts and documentaries. A Holiday CD made by your whole family? Tunecore will get that song out to all of the digital retailers, you in turn get paid when your music is downloaded or sells.
cdBaby…. is another place to get your music distributed to digital retailers such as: Rhapsody, iTunes, Amazon MP3 and the usual big hitters. They are an online distributor for the independent musician. cdBaby gives the definition of ” [in - de - pen - dent ] (adj.) not having sold ones life, career, and creative work over to a corporation.” cdBaby will sell music that is sent to them, and will help you sell downloads from their sites. This company is run by musicians for musicians. When you send your cd to their “warehouse” each & every piece of music is listened to, in turn cdBaby distributes the musicians music directly to download retailers. This site is another thumbs up from Ezekiel. (more…)