What are all the companies I work with online to make money?

Someone asked my recently how I make money online.  The secret.  I work with a lot of companies and do not rely on anyone of these.  This way if something were to dissappear I would have plenty of income for my other outlets.  Here are a few that I can think of off the top of my head.

I will continue to update this list as I think of things.  Enjoy!

What are some of the best companies to work with when blogging

When I blog I usually will make money through affiliate marketing.  Affiliate marketing in a nutshell is where you signup with a company to promote their products.  When someone buys a product through your link you get a commission.  Sounds easy right.  Well, truth be told it really is.  Blogging to build an audience and then promoting products through that blog is one of the easiest ways to get started in making money online.

So what are some of the best companies to work with?

For me there are four of them.  All of them have there pros and cons but I have earned money with all of them in the past and still do to this day.  Here are the companies I work with and a little bit about how they work.

Amazon affiliates – This is the largest affiliate network online and the easiest to get started with.  Amazon is home to millions of products, once you join you can promote any product on the Amazon website and make up to 15% commission per product sold.  Pretty cool huh.

Commission Junction – Commission Junction is another great site to work with.  How they work is a bit different from Amazon in that they are partners with many online sites such as basspro or best buy and you earn a commission when someone buys through your referral.  The pain part with them is you have to signup for each company separately and the commission are per company.  But they are one of the largest affiliate marketing companies out there next to Amazon.

Shareasale – Shareasale works just like commission junction just on a smaller level.  They are nowhere near as large as commission junction nor do they have the large companies like commission junction has, but they are still good and one of my top earning affiliate networks.

Clickbank –  Clickbank differs from everyone else in the sense that they are the largest affiliate network in the ebook and software area.  They also have one of the best payout structure of all the companies listed.  Anyone can put there digital product on clickback for sale.  Most people charge between $29-$100 and a lot of them offer 50%-75% commission.  Image getting paid $75 every time someone buys a piece of software through your referral link.  That is the power behind clickbank.

I will go into much more detail about each of of these companies individually in later posts.  I just wanted to share with everyone which companies I work with for my affiliate marketing business.  Thanks for reading and don’t forget to signup for my free newsletter and receive your free gift for joining.

 

Blogging To Make Extra Money Online

If you want to make extra money online the best way to do it is to blog. There are plenty of other ways to make extra money online as well which you can learn but reading other posts on this blog but today I want to talk about blogging.

Why is blogging so easy to make money online with?

There are a few reason to this

  1. It is easy to start and it can be started for free with a free blog from places like blogger.com or wordpress.com.
  2. Most people like yourself are good at something and others will want to hear what you have to say.
  3. It is easy to get discovered online with a blog.
  4. It is fun and the possibilities are endless.

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Some of the best ways to use a blog to generate an income online are

  1. Advertising – you can either setup an advertising gig on your own using paypal where you offer to place someone’s ad on your blog for a given period of time in exchange for a certain amount of money or you can use an ad service such as Google adsense.
  2. Affiliate Marketing – Affiliate marketing is simple.  You write a post about a specific product and place a link on your blog.   When someone places a clicks on a link through your post you will get a commission through your affiliate network.  The most famous affiliate network is Amazon affiliates.
  3. You can get paid to write sponsored posts on your blog.  Some places like blogvertise will pay up to $50 per post.
  4. You can promote your own products such as books or online courses you may have to offer.
  5. You can build an email list using your blog and promote to your list

These are just a few reasons why blogs are so successful at bringing people like yourself an extra income online.  If you have any questions please contact me and I can assist you further.

Next post I will go into details of ways to start building a blog and how to start promoting your posts to your friends and followers.

 

 

What gigs sell best for me on Fiverr

fiverr logo   Fiverr is a pretty cool site and a great way to start making money online.  For those of you who are new to fiverr, there are a few things you should know.  First of all, almost anything you put in on the site will sell at least once.  However if you want to make the most money there are a few gig ideas that I know of that you can make really good money doing. Those gigs are the ones related to writing.

In my experience the hottest selling gigs are writing related.  Think articles, kindle books, and other ebooks.  The thing about these is simple.  There is a lot to do with these projects so people are more than willing to pay someone to help them. If you have any knowledge in writing you can make a killing writing articles for people on fiverr.  Here is an idea for you.  Start by writing a three articles on various topics.  You can write about whatever you want.  All I want you to do is time yourself.  How long does it take to write a 400 word article.  It takes me about 12-15 minutes.

Now take those articles and publish them on yahoo contributor network.  It will take some time for them to get approved so be patient.  When you submit them to Yahoo give them exclusive rights and submit the articles for upfront payments.  Hey you may as well get something for your work. Once you figured out how to it take you to write 400 words you can now determine your price.  On fiverr they take 20% of your money so that means off of that $5 gig you will make $4.  If you can write on average 4 articles per hour then your hourly rate will be $16 per hour.  Not bad for an online job that you can do in your pajamas.

Starting out on fiverr, if you want to get noticed and get lots of customers fast you need to do something that you may not want to do.  Here is what I did my first few weeks.  I looked at my competition which was “write a 400 word article for $5″.   What I did was offer 2 500 word articles for the same price.  That is right I said “TWO”. Why you may ask?  Because, people will come to me over my competition obviously, and the way I noticed fiverr ranking gigs is based on popularity.  So if my gig for the first week or so gets really popular it will soar above my competition. Then all you need to do is go to competing with your competition which is what I do now.  I offer 1 400 word article.  But to get your name out there and climb the ranking you need to go above and beyond your competition for a little bit. That is all.  Goodluck and leave a comment below if you need any help.

What I’ve learned about selling on Fiverr

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I have made some good money on Fiverr since I started just a little over a year ago.  What have I learned is

– people want a lot for nothing.
– people will buy courses on Fiverr but generally like services more
– anything kindle related sell very well.  I made my mark on Fiverr selling kindle covers, kindle book descriptions, formatting and edit services, and more
– articles sell very well on Fiverr
– You will generate a lot of repeat business if your customers are happy. So keep them happy and reward your loyal customers with a free gig or gig extra
– videos help sell gigs

These are just a few things I have learned being a seller on Fiverr.  What do you do to generate income. Stay tuned.  In the next few posts I will teach you how to setup a winning gig and start making money.