Have you always wondered how blogs actually make money? No, it’s not just from sitting and writing. There is a strategy to monetizing the work that comes from the writing. Let’s look at how to go about monetizing your blog:
Once you have built a blog that has a good number of followers, consider involving other companies and brands to make it mutually profitable by monetizing your blog.
Google will provide you a code to copy and paste onto your website. You get paid any time someone clicks on your ads and/or makes a purchase.
A text link is a highlighted word you can click on in a web article to take you to another web page. There are many companies who are willing to pay for you to link from your website to theirs.
With a sponsored post, a company pays you to talk about their product or service on their website. I recommend only promote companies you believe in and feel good about. Otherwise, you most likely won’t build trust with your readers.
By adding affiliate links to your website, companies or services will pay you to promote them by using pre-made ads and clickable banners provided by them. You will be paid for each completed transaction originating from your unique link.
With display ads, you actually get paid based on the number of times your ads are viewed. For that reason, these ads will work best for websites with a huge viewership.
Do you have a website? Multiple sites for multiple businesses? Become an affiliate for one or more web hosting companies – selling their products or services can give you passive income streams. Simply place your affiliate banners on your sites to get clicks on your links. Sales from your links can earn you cash if they result in a sale!
Many hosting companies pay starting from $50 to thousands in commissions for sales based on the hosting plans customers choose. This can be a money-making opportunity for bloggers and web marketers to make a passive income from their daily activities.
Web Hosting Affiliate Programs
Promoting affiliate programs through blog posts, creative banners, and recommendations. Programs pay affiliates based on performance, and rates may increase with an increase in sales. Some hosting companies pay a recurring commission rather than a one-time payment.
Here’s a list of companies that offer Affiliate Programs:
They have various pricing plans in dedicated servers, cloud, cloud VPS, managed WordPress, and WooCommerce hosting types. Affiliates can earn from $150 to $7000 per sale by referring new clients to Liquid Web if they make a purchase within 90 days
A popular WordPress hosting service for designers.
Flywheel web hosting affiliate program lets you earn from $45 to $500 per sale in unlimited payouts. They provide creative banners, social images, and custom creatives to promote products and boost your sales.
A powerful cloud hosting service for premium customers. Multiple cloud infrastructure providers plus 60 global data centers.
Cloudways has 2 types of payment structures for affiliates- Slab is for marketers who want to receive a fixed, one-time commission for a sale. Minimum $50 / maximum $200. Hybrid is $30 per sale + 7% contract lifetime commission.
It’s all the BUZZ: POSHMARK and now – POSHMARK HOME!
A huge number of Women (and Men) in the U.S. have closets stuffed full of clothing and accessories that haven’t been worn in forever. Is this you? If so, why not hit a double header: clean out your closets AND make money.
Here are tips from POSHMARK to making money with them:
LIST ITEMS TO SELL:
The change in season is a great time to start assessing your closet to see where you can make room for new items, clear out old pieces to make some cash.
You choose the price. Price your items based on condition, brand and style. Pro-tip: compare the pricing of similar items that have sold on Poshmark to get an idea of where to start.
Take clear, well-lit photos. Ensure you are taking quality photos of your items that have good lighting and clearly showcase the item. Don’t forget to take photos of any noteworthy details or flaws.
Titles and descriptions are key. This is your opportunity to tell the buyer everything about your item. Be clear on the condition of the item, sizing/fit and even detail how you would style the item. Pro tip: Put as much information as possible in your title, this is how buyers will discover your items!
Use the app to create a listing. Each of your listings automatically comes with the option to “Buy Now” and a “Make An Offer.” Note that you won’t see these buttons on your own listings since you can’t buy your own items. Rest assured, everyone else can. Make sure your items are seen and share, share, share within the app and to your social networks
MADE A SALE? SHIPPING IS JUST A FEW EASY STEPS:
Print your shipping label. The app will generate a prepaid shipping label that you can print out at home.
Package up your item. You can use any box or mailing envelope to package up your sales. Simply tape your shipping label on the outside of the box and drop your packages off at the nearest post office.
Personalize. Write a thank you card and add some tissue paper to create an even more memorable customer experience.
Once the buyer receives your package and has accepted the item, your earnings will be automatically deposited into your Poshmark account.
Buyers have up to three days to accept the item and after that, the funds are automatically released to you, the seller.
Note that Poshmark takes a commission for each sale, which is used to ensure credit card safety and provide support from Poshmark to help create a fun, safe and ever-improving platform for Poshers.
For every sale over $15 that is made, you keep 80% of your sale. For any order under $15, there is a flat commision fee of $2.95. When you list an item, we make sure you know exactly what you’re making. Just check out the “My Earnings” section on the listing and you can see how much you will make for that sale price.
Here’s what you get in return: POshmark handles the financial transaction for you (including paying all those pesky credit card fees), provides you with a pre-paid pre-addressed shipping label, and will serve as your customer support team for your sale.
GET YOUR CASH:
You can withdraw your earnings from Poshmark anytime…for free! Deposit your money directly into your checking account, request a check, or use the cash to purchase directly on Poshmark. You choose.
It can take up to 48 hours for a direct deposit to be completed
Learn how to sell on the website at: https://poshmark.com/sell
Do you have a passion or expertise for something that you would love to share and make some money in the process?
Consider creating Digital Information Products that can be sold on FB, Shopify, Amazon, Udemy and multiple other locations – depending on your target audience. Monetize your knowledge by helping others in your selected niche.
Now, this isn’t as easy as it sounds. It will take research, marketing savvy and most importantly, should fulfill a need of your intended audience – providing value by solving a problem they currently have. Your content should guide them to a solution.
If you scroll through Facebook, you see tons of DIY and How To videos. All of these are popular because people love to learn tips and tricks to making their life better and easier. Cooking videos with step by step video instructions turn everyday people into a chef. Repurposing videos showing how to recycle junk into useful products make you feel like you are helping the planet while creating something new. People aren’t just asking for information anymore, they want “hacks” and guidance to making their life better.
What niche can YOU fill? A great place to start is with your own interests. Try to match a profitable business with your passion. Search online for thriving markets – there is a ready and willing market for what you want to sell. Humans follow trends and fads…so that’s likely where the money is, until the next trend comes along.
Doing your research should give you a good idea of the sales potential for your chosen topic. Dog Obedience? Yoga? Nutrition? Pottery? Gardening?
What exactly Are Digital Information Products?
Now that you have determined your topic, you can produce any sort of digital piece you want, for as many platforms as your target market is at. Your offer could come in the form of a video, an ebook, audio recording, a webinar, or a monthly membership website. The content, whatever the format, should be useful – A how-to guide, strategies, or tips, provide something your customer NEEDS.
The best part is: they are inexpensive to create – using only your time and ideas. This means that if the product doesn’t take off, you aren’t out a large sum of money. If creating the actual format worries you – Outsource! Hire someone to white label the content for you, or buy pre- produced products that you can private label.
MARKETING your offer
Of course you will want to get your offer in front of your target market, right? So you can start with inexpensive FB ads, directed towards those people who have already expressed an interest in the type of product you are selling. Entice them with a giveaway…a free gift in exchange for their email address. Perhaps a condensed .pdf version of what you are selling. Whet their appetite to learn more, build their trust by offering more value in each message, and then up-sell using an email marketing campaign series. Email marketing is a virtually free method to reach your market.
Choose your topic and research, research, research. Become the expert.
Decide on your format and where you want to market
Make the magic happen: write your book, record your audio or make a video about your topic
Advertise and build your targeted email list – Go for the No
Sell, sell, sell!
If all of that sounds like too much to start with, you might consider becoming an affiliate for others who have already created their offers and are killing it! Check out the Passion to Paycheck offer from Jay Shetty to see how it’s done! https://pages.jayshetty.me/passion-to-paycheck/
This blog post is meant to help you understand the factors that determine success in this business and also help you build a stable residual income much faster. There are currently over 5,000 network marketing companies in existence today. Finding the right one to work with is very important that’s why I’ve come up with this guide.
Without further ado, here are some factors you should consider when deciding on the products to market.
Which is the Right one for You?
“What network company is best for me?” This is one common question among intending network marketers.
There are so many network marketing companies out there, the ‘right’ one for you depends on several factors, most prominent being how passionate you are about their product/business.
If you do not have a passion for the business with which you work, prospects will be able to spot a lack-lustre sales pitch and won’t buy.
Products or Services
>> You need to have a really awesome product even beyond it having a compensation plan attached to it.
>> You need a consumable product
From past experiences, I’ve found diverse products to have more residual income potential when compared to services. Although services are ‘easier’ to sell, it isn’t always more profitable.
Here’s why I think so…
When you sell a service, it’s like an easy way out; because you don’t have to explain all the intricate details of the product. But, people can only need so many services in a month.
When you sell a product, however, you can get much more revenue per customer. You may begin by selling one or two awesome products to your customers.
When people see how superb these products are, they’ll go on to buy more products from you. This way, your potential revenue is endless. This is why it’s so important that you find a company with quality products.
Direct sales or Network Marketing Companies
Not to start a debate here, but there are big differences between a Direct Sale and a Network Marketing Company. One common mistake newbies make is assuming they’re the same thing.
Here are a few differences:
Direct marketing companies are more invested in durable products while network marketing companies are more about consumable products.
In direct sales, you work on a commission basis (you get your money when you make a sale) while in network marketing, you earn your money by building a system (this is where residual income lies).
This is why I insist that you make sure that the business model aligns with your goals. In my experience, finding a company that sells consumable products is often the faster route to making stable residual income.
Here’s my advice:
If you want to make stable residual income, go into business with a company whose products are so good that people will buy with or without a compensation plan attached to it.
And finally, find a company that deals in consumables as this will save you the time and energy of re-selling to your customers over and over again.
Have you imagined creating an elevator pitch or story that brings out the enthusiasm in your prospects and gets them willing to join your team or buy from you?
That’s precisely what you stand to gain when you create a power story. Your power story will make prospects start paying attention to you and this can fetch you more sales and more teammates.
In this post, I’ll teach you how to create an elevator pitch or power story that will get the attention of your prospects and have them immediately interested in what you’re offering.
Your elevator pitch tells a powerful story
Sharing a story is one of the best ways to get people interested in what you do or sell.
As harsh as this may sound, your prospects do not care about:
The 7 ‘miracle’ ingredients in your product
The award your CEO just won
The presence of your company in the Inc 500 list etc
Admittedly, you might be excited about all these things and rightly so, but your prospects? not so much…maybe not at all.
The only thing your prospect does care about is If your business or product will work for them
And the best way to satisfy this curiosity is through a POWER story.
The question now is, have you sat down to create a power story
If you have, great! But if not, it’s okay. We are going to do it together.
If you’re unsure of the importance of crafting a power story, then I’d recommend a book I completely love titled “Get Over Your Damn Self” by Romi Neustadt.
Now I’m going to share with you some of the tips that she shares in the book that can help you create an elevator pitch or story that leaves people yearning for more.
Below are the 4 key elements to creating a powerful elevator pitch
Who are you?
What’s changed in your life that’s made you start looking for more
How you got to know about your company and why you chose to be a part of it
What it’s doing for you or what it promises to do for you
These are the 4 powerful ingredients you’ll want to include in your power story
They don’t have to be long…it’s actually best if you keep it concise and sweet.
People are not interested in how successful you are so it’s better to be yourself. As a matter of fact, the more vulnerable and human you appear, the more powerful your elevator pitch will be. This is because the more vulnerable you appear, the more accessible you will look and so it’ll be easier for people to relate to you.
Below are some great resources that will help you even more
In this post, I’ll share with you my best follow up tips and tricks so that you can get your prospects interested again in your business. So without further ado, let’s get into the nitty-gritty.
Set up the follow-up before the follow-up
After a prospect indicates an interest in your business, you’ll want to set up a follow up before you actually follow up with them.
What this means is that if, for example, someone says “No, I’m not interested right now…” You could reply with:
“It’s okay Peter. I understand that the timing may not be ideal for you right now but do you mind if I keep you updated in the future?”
This way, you’re basically asking for their consent to follow up with them so that when you do follow up, it won’t look unsolicited or out of place.
It’s essential that you do this first before you follow-up and get their approval before you begin actually following up with them.
Now, I’m going to share with you some hacks you can use with your prospects to make the follow up process much easier.
Hack 1 – You’ve earned your investment back
I’m sure you’ll agree with me that joining a business and earning back your investment shortly after is a big win. Now, if that’s the case, you definitely want to share this good news with your prospects.
Following up with them to tell them the steps you took and how simple it was will help them see that they have something to gain when they join you.
Hack 2 – You’ve learned something new that works
One of the main reasons why a lot of prospects won’t join your business is because they are not sure if it’s going to work for them. But if you tell them how you learned something new, applied it and it worked they’ll be more inclined to join you.
This will help dispel some of their doubts and get them thinking that if it worked for you, it can work for them too.
Hack 3 – New Incentives
When your company offers new incentives, you should take advantage of the opportunity and share the news with your prospects.
This could potentially motivate them to take a look and who knows? they just might see a reason to join.
Hack 4 – If/when your company gets in the media or news
A situation where your company or one of its products hits the news presents the perfect opportunity for you to reconnect with your prospects. This gives your company social proof and thus, makes your prospects see it as the real deal.
Timing is key and most prospects will decline initially. However, don’t be dismayed; it doesn’t mean they will never buy your products or join your business.
That’s why it is imperative that you first get approval from your prospects to follow up with them before you do so or else it might be a bit uncomfortable and awkward for either or both of you when you call them back out of the blue.
If you follow these steps I have outlined, you’ll increase your chances of getting more sales and more prospects in your funnel to talk to about your business, product or service.
Below are some great resources that will help you even more
In this post, you’ll learn why earning residual income could be the best financial security you can get for you and your family.
But before we get into the nitty-gritty, I have a very important question for you…
If something bad happens to you and as a result, you can no longer work, would you be financially buoyant enough to take care of yourself and your family?
If your answer is no, then you really need to take a good look at your financial situation and make the necessary changes.
If you’re serious about securing your financial future, then I implore you to get hold of a notebook and a pen and take notes as what you’re going to learn here is very important.
What is Residual Income & Why is it So Important?
Active income is income that is earned as a direct result of your efforts.
It occurs when you work for a certain period of time and get paid a certain amount of money for the time you worked. This can be in the form of salaries, wages and self-employed service providers like doctors and lawyers.
The difference between active and residual income is that in the latter, your income isn’t limited to the hours you put in and different streams of income allow you to be more financially secure.
If you have a job that you enjoy and love, that’s cool but you really need to think about what protection you have in place to save yourself if for whatever reason you can no longer work.
Earning via a Single Stream of Income is Very Risky
Making a living on a single stream of income is as unwise as travelling interstate in your car without a spare tyre. You don’t need anyone to tell you that that’s unnecessarily very risky.
One excuse a lot of people give for not creating more than one stream of income is the risk involved. But the truth is the biggest risk you can take is not to take risks at all.
Take some time to think about it; If for some reason you can longer work and your job is your only source of income, how will you take care of yourself and your family?
That’s a very risky situation to be in and you owe yourself and your family a responsibility to not put them in that kind of position.
Will Residual Income Alone Suffice?
The story of the author Hal Elfrod is useful here. During a difficult time in his life when he was battling aggressive cancer, he couldn’t work or take care of himself. However, he was so grateful because when he was younger, he discovered network marketing and learned how to create multiple streams of income.
If not for the fact that he had more than one stream of income, he would not have been able to take care of himself, let alone his family and the situation would have been a lot worse than it already was.
Whatever You’re Thinking – Think Bigger
A lot of people have small minds. People are generally more concerned about today alone and usually, don’t take the time to plan for their future.
If you’re living paycheck to paycheck and you’re mentally and physically capable, imagine if something goes wrong and you’re suddenly unable to work.
Concentrate Your Energy In the Right Areas of Your Life
If you currently have a job you need to keep to make ends meet even though you’d rather be someplace else, then admittedly, your situation is a bit more challenging but trust me when I say it can be done.
Here’s the thing; you don’t need to put in too much into building your business to see positive results. All you need is to put an hour or two daily and over time, you’ll reap the fruits of your labor.
Once you can practice and master this, you’ll be happier and less stressed because you’re doing something you don’t only love but rewards you more.
You Are Fully Responsible for Your Financial Future
The most important thing to learn here is that no one but you is responsible for your financial future – not the economy and definitely not your employer; you are completely responsible for how your financial future will look like.
Below are some great resources that will help you even more
In this post, I’ll show you how to handle a sales objection that most, if not all of us face at one point or the other in our business lives and that’s the ‘Until Syndrome.’
The most worrisome problem is that most people have it without knowing.
The question is what are the symptoms and how will you know if you have the ‘Until Syndrome?’
Here’s the most obvious symptom:
You know you have a problem in your life. The solution comes knocking, but instead of opening the door — you peek at the solution and decide that you’re going to wait until you…
have the time
have the money
have more leads
have the energy
I’m quite sure the above scenarios sound familiar. It’s either you’ve done it yourself or a prospect has said those things when you’re prospecting them.
Now without further ado let’s sink our teeth in it;
What got you to where you are now won’t get you to where you want to be
When an opportunity to move forward comes knocking, what is the fundamental cause of your decision to either act on it or ignore it?
It’s very likely that the thought process you’ve adopted is what’s responsible for the unwanted situation you find yourself in right now and also what’s preventing you from getting yourself out of that situation.
You shouldn’t wait for your situation to change before you take action.
Take the necessary action now and change your situation. Stop being a victim of the ‘Until Syndrome.’
For things to change you have to change
I’m going to be really blunt with you here and give you some tough love as well 😉
If you think that you can’t make a $500 investment on a life changing opportunity until you get paid, you need to change that way of thinking ASAP!
It may sound cliche but there’s no disputing the fact that time waits for no one.
A day becomes a week, a week becomes a month and a month becomes a year whether or not you like. It won’t wait for you to get paid.
And so each day you’re presented with an opportunity, you have two choices: Take action and give yourself an opportunity to succeed or continue to be a victim of the until syndrome and guarantee yourself failure.
So are you going to wait until ‘one day’ or are you going to take action TODAY?
The choice is yours.
The only time you have to make a change is now
I’ve worked with a lot of people in my business and if there’s one thing that I believe holds people back it’s confidence.
A lot of people don’t have the confidence to understand that if they can decide to take that bold step they’ll very likely become very successful in their business.
Here’s one question I want to ask you; what’s going to change if you don’t do things differently from the way you’re doing them now? The answer is probably ‘nothing’ right?
Life wait’s for no one guys.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
Albert Einstein once said insanity is doing the same over and over again and expecting different results so if you’ve been spinning your wheels yearly, RIGHT NOW is the time to change all that. Not later, not tomorrow, not next week, not until you get your pay cheque. But RIGHT NOW!
Now is the best time to rid yourself of the ‘Until Syndrome.’ Make sure you make it happen!
Below are some great resources that will help you even more
Getting your Customers to Market your Brand –Download
In this post, I’ll show some reasons people fail in network marketing and what you can do to avoid such a fate in your business.
I’m sure you’ve at some point wondered if networking marketing is as viable as people make it seem and whether or not it’ll work for you. Or maybe it’s not you; it could be a friend, family member or prospect that has asked you this question.
Whatever the case, I’m going to offer some insights and take an in-depth look into some of the reasons why people fail in network marketing and the steps you can take to avoid such failures in your business.
This post will show you the most important things to do when you begin taking those baby steps in your business and ensure that you get the best bang for your bucks.
Network marketing is an awesome business that has transformed the lives of many in amazing ways
However, it’s not immune from criticism from those who due to mistakes and/or ignorance on their part have experienced failure and instead of looking at how their actions or inactions led to their failure, have resorted to blaming the industry.
So before we look into today’s training, it is important to note that like most things in life, network marketing is an industry that requires work in order for it to work for you.
Now let’s begin and look at some reasons why people fail in network marketing:
The expectations people have are sometimes falsely represented when people initially begin their network marketing journey.
If in a bid to win over a prospect, you exaggerate the benefits that they stand to gain by joining your business, such people may feel that they have failed if/when they don’t meet up with the expectations that they have been given.
On the flip side, if you tell someone exactly how things work and give them a realistic and honest idea of how much they stand to gain, the chances of them not meeting their expectations will be slim or even non-existent.
If you don’t believe in yourself, if you don’t believe that you can make it big in anything, not just network marketing, then it’s never going to happen. How are you going to get prospects to believe in you or in what you’re selling to them if you don’t believe it yourself first?
This is why it is crucial that you absolutely believe in what you’re doing in order to make sales and build your team.
And it’s not just enough to have belief but your belief and confidence in yourself must be over and above the disbelief of others. You must have an overwhelming amount of confidence in yourself even if the people around you do not.
Lack of Ambition and Dedication
With every great achievement in life comes an even greater level of work expended in order to reap rewards. Ask anyone who has made it big and they’ll tell you that a lot of work will be required in the beginning stages of your business before you taste the fruits of your consistent labor.
You can’t have a million dollar dream with a minimum wage work ethic
So it’s important that your passion, drive and work ethic match whatever dreams you have for your business.
Lack of Adequate Training
There are a plethora of network marketing companies out there and while some have very good training programs, unfortunately, some don’t.
If you feel your company isn’t training you well enough, then you need to look for network marketing gurus that you can learn from
And don’t think that because you’ve done well in brick and mortar businesses, you’ve got nothing else to learn to be successful in network marketing. Network marketing is a whole different ball game from most traditional business out there so you definitely need very good training.
Network marketing isn’t rocket science and if you apply the steps above, you’ll definitely find yourself on the path to cracking the network marketing code and get it to really work for you.
Below are some great resources that will help you even more
Getting your Customers to Market your Brand –Download
How to Get your Prospects Interested about your Product or Business – Download
Network Marketing Tips that will Guarantee your Success – Download
Question of the week: What do you think about why people fail in network marketing?
I’d love to read your thoughts in the comment section below!
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I really hope you did because I put in a lot of work weekly to ensure that you get great network marketing strategies that will positively impact your business and ultimately, your life.
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