Sunday, January 17, 2010

Earning Money With Scrap Metal

Earning Money With Scrap Metal

Sometimes you can walk right past a great way to make money without even realizing that it’s there. This is definitely the case with scrap metal, because you have probably walked or driven right past loads of stuff and not even given it a second thought – except perhaps to be mad at people for dumping it where they shouldn’t.

And that’s exactly how you can make some fast cash as well as tidying your neighborhood up a bit. All it takes is a bit of know how, a van or car to put the stuff into, and then you can enjoy the fruits of your labors by driving back home with some cash in your back pocket.

The first thing to find out when you start making money with scrap metal is where your nearest scrap metal yard is. You will probably find you have one quite nearby and it only takes a short amount of time to either give them a call or drive by to have a chat and find out what they take and how much they would pay you for it.

This is an important first step because you don’t want to be accumulating lots of what you think they will take only to arrive and find you have to take half of it away with you again!

So, once you’ve done your homework you can start thinking about finding the type of scrap metal they want. But where do you start looking?

The easiest place to start is at home, believe it or not. Have you got any old tire rims off your old car that are filling up the garage and not serving any real purpose? There’s your first item right there. How about old grill bits from that broken barbeque? Once you start thinking along the right lines and you know what they will accept, you will automatically know what direction to start looking in.

It helps to allocate some space in your garage or maybe your shed to store all the stuff in until you have enough to take to your local scrap metal yard, as you’ll want to wait until you have a fair amount before you part with it. Keep it tidy otherwise it could cause an accident.

You can also do some advertising and relieve local people of their own scrap metal. Have a leaflet made up which lists all the things you’re after, and ask them to call you if they have anything they want to get rid of. All you need to do then is call round and pick it up, and then convert it into cash yourself.

After a while you will become known as someone who provides this service and people will start calling you more often. When you think about it you’re making life easier for them, as you’re saving them a trip to get rid of it themselves, and many people don’t think of cashing in their old scrap metal in this way.


Saturday, January 16, 2010

Create A Local Wedding Services Guide And Website

Create A Local Wedding Services Guide And Website

One of the most complicated things in life has to be planning a wedding. There are dozens of things to think about and plenty of things you need to find. If someone could just point you in the right direction of all the services you needed then it would certainly take a lot of the hassle out of the whole planning process.

If you like a bit of research then you could be the owner of a great website giving everyone everything they need to know to plan the perfect wedding. And it’s an idea that you can use in other areas too.

Where is the first place you usually go to find information? For most people the answer is undoubtedly the internet. There is an almost insatiable market for information and if you can provide it you’ll start getting traffic from all directions.

Weddings are a good subject to cover as you can provide a website which is dedicated to services in your local area, and is split into sections according to the different sources of information someone would need. So for example you could have a section on florists, another one on hire cars for weddings, another one on venues, another one on clothing and wedding dresses, and so on.

But rather than just providing details of each supplier that you can find in your area, you need to make the website more valuable to everyone who finds it. You can do this quite easily by writing some unique content for each section and each page, in order to pique the interest of everyone who reads it. Try and think about what people want to know when they are online looking for information to help them plan their wedding, and provide as much of that knowledge as you can.

It would also help to provide more than just the contact details for each business you feature on your site. Write down some information about them as well – where they are, how long they have been in business, what they specialize in and so on. You could even write to businesses inviting them to appear on your site for a small fee – a great way for them to get publicity and a good way for you to earn some cash as well. You could renew the fee every twelve months, and they would no doubt provide you with all the information you need for an accurate listing as well.

You can also monetize your website by adding Google Adsense; it will display adverts that are relevant to your audience so you can be sure they will be interested in reading about other companies who provide wedding services, and you could achieve a reasonable click through rate as a result.

Another way to earn some cash through your site is to look for affiliate programs that are wedding related. Sites like Commission Junction allow you to promote a whole range of goods from different companies, so you might be able to find a lot of different products and companies that you could recommend to everyone, as well as providing information for a specific area.

This is obviously an idea that you could roll out to other areas and states as you go along; you might end up with a whole network of sites serving all kinds of different areas, and it doesn’t have to stop at weddings either. Any type of industry or service could be adapted to provide a useful website along the same lines.


Friday, January 15, 2010

Build Your Own Online Forum Community

Build Your Own Online Forum Community

This isn’t one of the most obvious ways to make money online, which is precisely why it is something of an untapped market for generating an income from.

There are plenty of subjects you could tap into for building a worthwhile forum – all you need to do is choose one that you already have a good deal of knowledge in. Alternatively you could add one to a site you have now, which can be an excellent way of monetizing your existing traffic.

A forum or community is also an excellent way of providing more value for your visitors. They have a reason to return to your website because they know there will be regular fresh content on there. That same fact will also mean the search engine spiders will tend to visit your site more often too, which can eventually result in a higher ranking.

Want to know more? Read on!

Building a forum or community can take a bit of effort initially, but there are a lot of rewards to be had. It might also be a lot cheaper than you think, since there are plenty of providers who will let you have the software and hosting you’ll need completely free of charge. Have a good look round the internet to see which ones appeal to you the most before deciding.

That’s all very well, but how do you actually make money from this?
Well it does depend on the subject of the forum, but you can charge a fee for people to gain access to it if you provide them with decent information and there is something worth gaining for the money. Some news related sites charge a fee for access which encourages people to visit the site on a daily basis, but obviously your site might be on a completely different subject altogether.

You could also think about building a community or forum where basic membership is free, but in order to get access to premium features you would need to pay a small monthly fee. This strategy often gets a better take up rate as people get the chance to sample what the site is like before deciding whether or not to pay the extra money. A good example of this (albeit one on a large scale) is the Second Life virtual reality site, where membership is free but in order to take part on a larger scale and gain access to better features you need to pay the monthly amount stipulated.

You can see that it’s a good idea to do your homework before getting involved with anything like this, because you want to make sure your paid membership options are desirable enough to bring in the customers. If you end up giving your subscribers something they can get elsewhere at no cost whatsoever, then there is no reason for them to carry on subscribing with you. That’s a good point to bear in mind when you get started; if your subscriber drop out rate seems rather high, you might need to reconsider what you are offering.

Some people also offer membership only websites which have a members’ only forum as part of the overall package. These are usually based around a popular subject but go into it in more depth and offer unique content that can’t be found anywhere else.

For example, there is plenty of content out there about writing and selling e-books, but there is at least one person offering a members’ only site that goes into the whole process step by step, sharing their own success of writing and selling e-books in an in-depth fashion. This is the kind of format you want to aim for.

So if you have some ideas on creating a forum, community or members’ only site of your own, why not start making steps towards making them a reality? You might find those ideas hold a monthly income for you that you only need to start tapping into.


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Build Your Own Custom Search Engine

Build Your Own Custom Search Engine

It might seem hard to believe that anyone could rival Google with a new search engine. But it could happen if the idea for custom built search engines comes to fruition.

If the idea of building your own search engine appeals to you, remember that the trick is not to try and compete directly with Google itself. Instead of doing that you should take a difference stance altogether – and in fact it is this stance that many people think is going to become the new search engine for the future.

Sounds intriguing? To find out exactly what kind of search engine we’re talking about, click to read more.

The internet is a huge place, almost beyond comprehension, and it’s getting bigger every single day. That makes it incredibly hard to find anything. Unless you happen to know the URL of a site you want to visit, the chances of finding it in the search engines is getting more remote by the day.

While the whole process of search engine optimization allows every website to have a chance of getting onto page one of Google, where it stands the best chance of being discovered by the people who want to find it, there is one thing that it really doesn’t account for – and that’s accuracy.

The truth is that you could create a website that is factually inaccurate and it could still rank very highly in the search engines – so long as it was optimized to do so. Furthermore even the major search engines are becoming more and more unwieldy as time goes by and even more new websites are launched. It’s not uncommon to search for a particular type of website and get hundreds of thousands (or even millions) of results coming back at you.

This means that there is clearly a gap for a new type of search engine. Imagine a whole network of them, with each one concentrating on a different subject. So for example let’s say you wanted to find a website which contains medical information. Instead of going to Google or another large search engine, you would go to a medical search engine which only lists that type of website. Similarly if you wanted to find information on investments, you would go to a search engine that only contained websites which dealt with that subject.

This is an idea which is only just starting to be suggested, but many experts think that this could be a glimpse of what it will be like in the future. So why not be a trailblazer and pick a popular subject that gets a lot of searches every day to build a new search engine around?

When it comes to creating the actual engine there are a few tutorials online that reveal how to do it. Do a search (on a search engine!) to find them, and start to map out your ideas for your particular search engine. Don’t forget that this will be a more targeted engine than anything else that is out there at the moment, so bear that in mind when it comes to choosing a domain name for it. After all, you want your search engine to rank highly in the results in the general search engines, to ensure you get found and people start using you.

You will also need to be able to crawl the relevant websites that are out there on the web today, so you can include them in your own results. Of course it will take some time to build a well established custom search engine, but the fact that you are taking on this kind of focused project in the first place should earn you some free publicity. Make sure you write some press releases as well, to get the right people interested. It’s also worth getting in touch with websites that could be placed in the results, to help spread the word.


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Build A Website Selling Custom Animal ID Tags

Build A Website Selling Custom Animal ID Tags

There are some items that will simply never go out of fashion and there will always be a need for them – and animal ID tags are one of those items.

This is a solid business that may take a while to get set up properly, but it is well worth the effort – and there are two ways you can do it depending on how much work you actually want to get involved with.

The main thing to remember here is that you need a decent website to be taken seriously, so either get one designed for you or go for the best do it yourself website builder you can find: one that allows you to take secure payments online too, if you are going all out to do the whole thing yourself.

Cats and dogs are the most popular pets around, and a lot of households have one, other or sometimes both – and often more than one animal too. That means there is a huge market out there for animal ID tags, to ensure that if a moggy or pooch goes missing they will be returned to their owner in double quick time, thanks to the information on the tag.

It doesn’t take much to work out that if you can supply people with these tags you will have a ready market to make money from for years to come. There is some outlay to this business if you want to make the tags yourself, since you will need to buy the machine to make them with and the blanks that form the finished tags. But once you have the main equipment the only real outlay you will have is replenishing your stocks of tags once you have used up the ones you have – by which time you will be well into profit.

If the idea of making the tags yourself seems like too much hard work, look for websites that are already around that offer an affiliate scheme. A lot of people are happy to give a proportion of their revenue for each sale to the person who gave it to them in the first place, so bear this in mind.

You can also look on a website such as Commission Junction to find larger companies who offer commission on selling pet products, so you could also populate your website with other associated items as well such as collars for cats and dogs.

If you look on Google or any other major search engine you will see that there are plenty of websites already out there selling animal tags, so you will need to position yourself strongly in order to capture a part of the market. You will probably notice though that most of the sites concentrate on selling the tags and nothing else, so if you were to put some other valuable content on your site you might just gain an advantage over the competition.

For example, why not put a live link to some news items that feature cats and dogs? Or perhaps some of the more amusing videos from YouTube that feature them? Strong articles that are unique to your website will also capture more attention and encourage people to visit again and again, so even if they don’t buy an animal ID tag the first time around they may well do so in the future.

The key here is a good design though. Give people a professional looking site with simple and secure ordering facilities and plenty of information, and the orders will soon start rolling in.


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

How to make money: Become A Virtual Assistant

Become A Virtual Assistant

If you have any administrative skills that you feel you could be putting to better use, why not find some work via your home computer?

The beauty of the internet is that you can actually work for people in lots of different countries without leaving your own home. Work is sent via email and so long as you are quick and efficient you will have a deluge of clients who are desperate to find someone who can do the job they need doing.

Why work in a stuffy office when you can work from home doing exactly the same kind of thing for a wide range of people, choosing when you want to work and taking control of your own life?

Virtual assistants are everywhere nowadays. The combination of email, online messaging systems and telephones has made it easy to keep in touch with people from all over the world. You don’t need to be able to hand someone a solid document anymore – you simply attach it to an email and off it goes, arriving in the inbox of your recipient in just a few seconds.

Virtual assistants have a wide range of skills so it doesn’t matter if you don’t have all of them; in fact it can often work in your favor if you can demonstrate that you have extensive experience in one area. For example it may be that you are an exceedingly fast typist, or a good researcher, or you have passed all your bookkeeping exams and you are qualified to help people with keeping their own records.

But how do you find the work in the first place?

The best thing to do is to visit one of the many online job sites that invite freelancers to sign up and look for work. Employers (often self employed freelancers themselves) post the work they have available and if you like the look of the job and you want to bid on it you do so, making sure you post a realistic bid and you are happy to do the work for that amount should you win the job.

Be persistent to begin with, since it may take a short while to get that first contract, but once you are off and running you will soon start winning other assignments. Most sites offer a feedback rating tool and once your feedback starts going up more people will give you the chance to work for them.

It is a good idea to join more than one site since there are a number of them around and you may find you like one more than another, or you get more work from one as compared to another. Make sure you keep accurate records of everything you do and take the time to develop a good personal profile, listing your talents, achievements and skills so that other people can read them and make a decision on whether or not to hire you.

You will often find that once you get a few paying clients they will come back to you for more work in the future. While these websites take a small commission for essentially matching clients with freelancers, in the future you will be able to work for them directly, which will make a difference to your profits.

So think about all the skills you could offer to people from home. No matter what they are, you are certain to find someone somewhere who is in dire need of them.


Monday, January 11, 2010

Become A Sales Agent For An Offline Product And Take It Online

Become A Sales Agent For An Offline Product And Take It Online

Have you ever come across a product that really caught your eye that you have never seen online before?

If you have and you still know where to find it, why not consider trying to market it online? There are really countless ways of doing this, depending on the nature of the product and where you get hold of it from, but in general if you come across something that hasn’t really taken off online yet you have a great chance of beating everyone else to the punch.

Becoming a sales agent usually means you get a percentage from every sale you make, so the way to approach this opportunity depends on how many products you can get access to. Some businesses allow you to join as a sales agent and sell a range of products, in which case you could set up a website (with their agreement of course) promoting all of them in turn. You would then receive orders via your site and process them via your supplier directly.

It does depend a lot on how you get hold of the product or products in the first place though. Some businesses may agree to let you promote their product on a sale or return basis, or alternatively you may have to buy a quantity of the product first and take a chance on whether it would sell well online or not.

Whichever way you approach this opportunity, it’s clear that you should get stuck into some research before you agree to anything. Find out as much about the product as you can – who it would appeal to, what price it retails for, and how much your profit margin would be on each unit.

It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of finding a product that you love and you think you could make money with, but you need to be certain that a lot of other people will like it just as much as well! By finding out as much as you can in the first place you stand a better chance of making a good profit.

If you haven’t seen any particular product which grabs your interest the best place to start looking – ironically – is online. Search for companies that have offline sales agents already and think about approaching the best ones (the ones that appeal to you the most) with your proposition. As hard as it may be to believe there are still some businesses that don’t have any kind of online presence at all – and you could be just what they are looking for.

One final point – you should try looking in your local area to see what businesses are there, before you look any further afield. Quite often they will be the ones who haven’t got online yet.

It might take some work to find a product you like that has great potential for taking online, but the end result can be well worth it. Let us know your thoughts by leaving a message below before you start hunting.


Sunday, January 10, 2010

Become A Paid Premium Blogger On Other People’s Sites

Become A Paid Premium Blogger On Other People’s Sites

There is always a lot of talk about writing your own blog but what about the opportunities that exist for writing blogs for other people?

There are a number of ways you can do this and you could pick the one that appeals most to you or even do a combination of all of them if you wish. There are some people around who really do blog for a living, and not all of the money they earn is from their own monetized blogs.

All you need to know is how to do it and where to look for opportunities…

First off, there are a number of sites that allow you to write for their own network of blogs. A typical example of this is Creative Weblogging. This site has a number of blogs that it manages, and subject to opportunities being available you can apply to manage and write for one of their blogs in return for an agreed payment every month.

You do need to show that you have some experience so you’ll need to set up a blog if you don’t already have one and keep it up to date for a month or two before you apply. Alternatively they do sometimes elect to add new blogs to their network so you can always contact them if you have one you think they would like.

Another option is to write for other companies on your own blog. Websites such as Pay U 2 Blog use this kind of system and it works very well if you want to add another income stream to your own blog.

But if you would rather write for an existing blog – or at least one that is run by someone else – then you can also look for existing job opportunities. More people than you might think are willing to get someone else to write their blog for them. You would be ghostwriting it as each entry would appear under their name, but you will usually get paid per entry for a fixed number of entries per week or per month.

If you market yourself as a premium blogger in this way, there is no reason why you can’t eventually take on several blogs and start doing it full time. Blogging for a living like this is a great job to do as there will always be success stories online that are looking for someone else to write their blog for them. You can have lots of jobs on the go and even if you should lose one or two you won’t notice a significant dip in your income.

The best places to look for work writing other peoples’ blogs are the sites where you bid on work offered by other people, and also in the writing websites job boards. Craigslist is also worth a look, and there are also some ghostwriting teams that have websites advertising for people to write blogs for clients.

Once you get started it doesn’t actually take that long to find work – you just need to keep at it. And with a combination of finding work yourself, working for a site like Creative Weblogging and working for a ghostwriting outfit you could soon be blogging for a living.

One final point – just as Creative Weblogging advises, if you want to become a professional blogger for other people it helps to have plenty of blogging experience. So it’s worth setting up at least one blog of your own if you haven’t already got one.


Saturday, January 9, 2010

Make Money With Public Domain Works – Virtual Property Tycoon

Make Money With Public Domain Works – Virtual Property Tycoon

It’s not often that someone releases a product that makes the marketing world stand up and take note. Too often these days the products released by marketing gurus are just the same rehashed product the last “guru” released.

No one could say that about Ed Walters’ Virtual Property Tycoon.

Virtual Property Tycoon, or VPT for short, is a recently released product that sheds new light on the boom in online real estate.

For many years it has been obvious to even the wet behind the ears newbie that selling web sites, or virtual real estate, has been big business. The problem is it takes a lot of marketing know how, or cash, to get into this business.

Or should I say it did before Ed Walters blew the lid off his secret strategy for turning information he gets online, which he doesn’t pay a penny for, into pay days of thirty grand to sixty grand within a couple of months.

I’ll say that again. Ed doesn’t spend a penny and still manages to “flip” this information anyone can get online into huge bumper pay days.

So how does he do it? Well I don’t want to give all of Ed’s secrets away here. It wouldn’t be fair on the guy as there is clearly a lot of work put into this course (which you can’t say about most products these days. Sadly). But I will say it involves the public domain.

The public domain is the secret of many, many millionaire business owners.

Ed does a great job of describing it in his report found at I suggest if you’re the type of person who looks for an easy way to make some quick and pretty huge pay cheques you check this out.


Friday, January 8, 2010

Start Your Own Informational Membership Site

Start Your Own Informational Membership Site

There is big money to be made from websites as we have seen, but there is one type of website in particular that is a bit different from the rest. What makes it so interesting is that it actually limits the number of people who can get into it and make use of what it has to offer.

This might sound like a strange way to earn money but in actual fact it is well worth doing if you have a good subject to start from.

Informational membership sites are websites which charge people to gain access to them. Everyone will be able to see the main home page (and sometimes certain other pages as well) but the bulk of the website cannot be seen until each person pays their money to gain access.

The key to designing a membership site that works is to pick your subject carefully. It should be something that you know a lot about, and which other people will also find interesting. More than that however, it should include information that people will be willing to pay for. If the information you include could be found by any other means then your site will not work. What’s more, it could damage your reputation too.

So this obviously calls for some research. You need a subject that will always be popular and has brought in a lot of money for other people already. One of the best examples will be working from home – there are always people wanting to know how they can do this and earn plenty of money without the drudge of going out to work every day.

Let’s that that as an example. The key here is to approach that broad subject from an angle which may not have been done before, and which will form the basis of a membership site which provides people with information they cannot get elsewhere. If you don’t have a specific focus and you don’t have some exclusive information to provide your members with every month, then you don’t have a site. It’s that simple.

As far as the website itself is concerned, you will need to make sure your web host can handle a site in which people can log in and log out of their own accounts as and when they wish. You can set up monthly payment schedules online with certain providers; once you have integrated the relevant payment buttons into your website it should automatically take the payment from the customer every month. To get an idea of how much to charge, the best thing to do is to research similar sites to see what they are offering and how much they are charging for it.

When it comes to designing your website, make sure your home page is welcoming for your members, but also make it enticing enough to encourage more people to join. By doing this – and by driving plenty of traffic to your site – you should soon build up a respectable membership base that will hopefully grow into a nice monthly income for you.


Thursday, January 7, 2010

How to Make Money with Twitter

How to Make Money with Twitter

Every time we turn around we’re hearing about another social networking site offering users unlimited possibilities. Twitter is just such a site. Twitter is a very popular site that’s gaining more popularity every day. Members are constantly “tweaking” their friends, family members and even work associates! It seems like almost every one of all ages has a Twitter account today and many are making money doing it. Yes, you can make money with Twitter. Join the thousands of others that are doing that very thing. While you won’t become a millionaire overnight, Twitter offers you a great chance to earn some real cash!

Twitter Offers Many Money-Making Opportunities

There are several ways you can make money with Twitter. Before you can begin making money on Twitter, you will need lots of contacts the better. It’s been shown that Twitter users are getting as many as 20,000 followers within just the first month or two of joining. Imagine if you made a sale to just 1% of these followers: you’d have sold to 200 people. The opportunities to make money are endless with Twitter. So make as many friends as you can on Twitter and develop a good trusting relationship with these users. The more Twitter friends you make, the better your opportunity to make money.

Become an Affiliate on Twitter

Affiliate marketing is a great way to make money online while doing very little in the way of work. Most online companies offer an affiliate program to anyone interested. Find a company that offers affiliate marketing (it will be on the bottom of their website). Sign up and wait to hear from them. They’ll check out your Twitter page and make sure it offers good opportunities for sales. Once they’ve accepted you as an affiliate, you’re all set to go.

Put up an attractive ad for the business and promote it to all your followers. The more of your followers you can get to purchase the product, the more money you’ll make. Since Twitter is such a large social networking site, the possibilities just keep getting bigger and bigger. Some companies will even pay if a person just clicks on the ad without making a sale, although these are rarer. Affiliate marketing is a very popular way to make money and if you have a Twitter page anyways (who doesn’t?), you may as well make some money at the same time.

Make Money on Twitter with RevTwt

RevTwt is a platform that deals with CPC (cost per click) and allows you to make money from your tweets. For those unfamiliar with Twitter, tweets are messages and posts you put on your Twitter page.

Sign up for an account with RevTwt and they’ll check out your Twitter profile. After doing this, they’ll allow you to put ads for different products or services on your Twitter page. Each time someone clicks on these ads, you can make money.

As you can see, there’s a lot of money to be made off of Twitter but the key is to get as many followers as possible so make all the friends you can!


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

How to Make Money Trading Forex

How to Make Money Trading Forex

Whether you’re new to trading or are what’s considered a “seasoned” trader, there a lot of money to be made in the trading Forex markets. Although instantly training with real money is not for beginners or people that have never traded before, you can quickly learn the ropes with a little help and commitment.

If you want to get started right away, check out Russ Horn’s Forex Rebellion Course to get you started on the right track. Click Here to learn more.

What is Forex Trading?

Forex trading is the buying and selling of currencies. In much the same way that you’d buy and sell stocks on the stock market, traders exchange currencies they’ve purchased. If you’ve ever traded on the stock market, you should have no problem getting the hang of trading Forex.

The purpose of Forex trading is to exchange a currency that you’ve purchased for another with the hopes that the price of the newly purchased one will go up in value. Whether you’re new to this or consider yourself an old pro, you’ll find it very exciting and a lot of fun. The value of currencies is always quoted in pairs such as USD/JPY or GBD/USD. The reason for this is because you’re always buying one and selling another.

It is recommended, however, that until you get the hang of what you’re doing you should set up a “demo” account where you may be buying and selling currencies but they’re fake. By doing this, you’re learning how it’s done and giving yourself a chance to learn more about it without losing real money.

Signing up for an Account

Signing up for an account is very easy. You can register for one of the training courses on the Forex web site where you can “pretend” trade in a demo atmosphere or you can participate in their workshops where you’ll have real experts teaching you everything you need to know about Forex trading. You’ll also have webinars at your disposal where you can watch demonstrations of Forex trading, take part in discussions with beginners as well as experts in the field. Signing up for an account is not only fun and exciting by the best way to learn the ropes so you’ll soon be ready to begin making money trading Forex.

Getting started is Easy

You’ll find that it’s easier than you thought to get started. Banks and financial institutions have been doing it for years and now with the internet available to everyone, it’s easy for you to make money at home by trading Forex. Because there are so many different theories behind trading Forex, it’s to your advantage to talk with someone that knows what they’re doing and has participated in Forex trading in the past.

If you don’t know anyone with enough experience to help you, consider signing up for some of the online webinars and Forex workshops. They’re very helpful and will take you through any scenario you can imagine and are available to answer any questions you may have. You can continue to be part of a “demo” trading market until you’re ready to strike out on your own with real money. That’s when you’ll see how much money you can truly make trading Forex.


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Make Money Flipping Websites

Make Money Flipping Websites

Domain name flipping is the simple process of buying a domain name and then selling it for more money – so what exactly is website flipping all about?

If you’d prefer something a little more challenging (and potentially a lot more profitable) then website flipping might just be for you. It’s a longer process but the time you invest in this particular activity can net you a lot of cash. And there is more than one way of doing it as well, as you’re about to find out.

There is an ever growing band of people who have figured out that flipping websites is a great way to build up skills, knowledge and an impressive income at the same time.

The basic idea starts with you looking for a topic which does well online. Once you have a successful website on that topic (which you’ll do in one of the following two ways) you can offer it for sale to someone else.

The first way to do this is to start from scratch by selecting a domain name, building a website around it and building it up until it gets a good amount of traffic and interest from people who are into that subject. This can take some time as you will need to get the site indexed in Google before you can take advantage of the amount of search engine traffic that can come your way.

The idea is to build a site that has real money making potential, as well as being able to generate a good volume of traffic. You can do this by integrating elements such as Google Adsense, affiliate links and paid advertising into the site – and in some cases, paid memberships as well.

The second route to follow is easier – but it requires a little bit more research on your part. If the idea of building a site from scratch doesn’t appeal to you but you still want to sell websites for profit then this method should be the one to try. The trick is to look for a website that someone has built which is getting a reasonable amount of traffic. Keyword research will reveal those subject areas and keywords which are perennially popular online, and it is these kinds of websites you should be looking for – something that will always be pulling in traffic.

The fact is that you cannot simply pick a great domain name and stick a few articles and affiliate links on a website and expect it to make money. It takes time and effort, and that’s why websites which have the potential to do really well end up failing. It’s not so much the site as the owner in many cases.

So if you make a reasonable offer to that owner for their website, the chances are good that they will be only too pleased to get shot of the site. And that gives you the chance to get in there and really develop it in order to build on the traffic and potential it already has.

After a few months – when you are earning a dollar or more every day from your website – you can think about selling it. There are a number of websites and forums that have sections for flipping websites to other people, and depending on the profits you are making and the traffic you are getting you could make anything between a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars by flipping just one site.

And once you’ve done that and no doubt learned a lot from the experience, it’s a case of ‘rinse and repeat!’ There is no limit to the number of websites you can flip at any one time, although don’t forget you need a few months to go by before you make your first sale since you need your websites to develop before you can flip them. Once you get the ball rolling though you can expect to be selling one or more every week.

But before you become a ‘pro flipper’ for a living, why not leave us a comment in the box below? Then all you need to do is start scouting round for your very first flippable website!


Monday, January 4, 2010

How to Make Money Marketing CPA Offers

How to Make Money Marketing CPA Offers

With the internet such a large part of our lives today, more and more individuals are looking for opportunities to make money online. While some are doing it to bring in some extra cash, others are looking for full-time careers and are being quite successful with their endeavors. Many are doing this by becoming marketers of CPA opportunities. You, too, can make money marketing CPA offers.

What is CPA?

CPA (no, I don’t mean “certified public accountant”) stands for “Cost Per Action” and it is when someone is paid for an action resulting from a lead. CPA has been around for many years, but has become much more popular in recent years by mainstream marketers that saw the opportunity for profit.

When you’re marketing CPA offers, you don’t necessarily have to sell anything to get paid. For instance, if you’re making up advertisements for a product and a sale is made because of your advertisement, you’ll make money. CPA has become so popular because you can make money without having to actually make the sale yourself. Collecting leads such as names, email addresses and locations is the most effective way of marketing CPA offers. Becoming a marketer for CPA offers is easy, fast and can provide you with a lot of fun and money!

Becoming a CPA Marketer

Becoming an online CPA marketer is not as difficult as one might think. You will need to have either a blog site or quality website set up before you can sign up as a CPA affiliate with a company or a CPA network (many are available on the web). Once you sign up, the companies will check out your site to ensure it meets their requirements.

Once this is done, they’ll contact you either by email or phone to ask you a few questions to make sure you know what becoming a CPA marketer entails as well as what your plans are as far as promoting their product or services.

They’ll want to know that you are aware of the rules and regulations regarding search engine and sale strategies. If you have any questions, this is the time to ask them so you’re well aware of what’s expected of you and what you can expect in terms of sales and money.

Know your Company

I know this is the internet and you can’t be expected to know every company that’s out there but, if you’re planning on being a CPA marketer, you want to make sure they are a legitimate company and will play by the rules and pay you.

Do some research about the company you’re considering working with. Make sure they are what they say and are legitimate. There are many sites where you can check on the legitimacy of internet companies. Do your homework and get reviews on these companies. Only agree to market CPA offers for companies that you’re comfortable working with. Once this is done, you’ll find you’re well on your way to a very promising and successful career as a CPA marketer.


Sunday, January 3, 2010

How To Make Money With ClickBank

How To Make Money With ClickBank
ClickBank is just about the biggest website on the internet today as far as affiliates are concerned. If you want to make money online but you don’t have a product of your own to promote, what better solution could there be than to promote someone else’s in exchange for a slice of the profits?

ClickBank is a no brainer if you want to get started on no cash at all, and you have your choice of products to promote as well. It’s also a great chance to experiment a little and get to know what niches are profitable and which ones have the best products that you make the most sales on.

As far as an introduction to affiliate marketing goes, the best place to head to is definitely ClickBank

Affiliate accounts are free at ClickBank, and once you have got yours you will need to take a look at the huge number of opportunities you have to promote products – mostly e-books – to your chosen audience.

Now you might be wondering how you can do this without having a website of your own or a blog you are hosting yourself, but all you need to do is get a free web page (or in fact as many as you like) from Squidoo. Check out the separate blog entry on that very subject to see how you can combine the two for maximum benefits.

If you do have a site of your own you can easily promote ClickBank products to your existing audience by searching for items that are likely to appeal to them. Use the search facility on ClickBank to help narrow down the number of products to sort through, and pick an appropriate category as well, to make sure you find the most suitable items.

You will get a dedicated link (called a hoplink) that will ensure you get a portion of the proceeds if someone clicks through to buy a product you have recommended. You can cloak this if you wish for extra security on your part by visiting one of the many free shortened URL sites online today.

The best way to profit from ClickBank is to focus on providing more than just an affiliate link for your customer to click on. The idea is to almost pre-sell the product before they even reach the sales page. You really need to be able to recommend it to them by stirring up some enthusiasm first.

A lot of affiliates get to the stage where they build a free web page (on Squidoo) or even a whole website on a specific subject, and write (or have someone else write) material that the visitors will find useful and interesting. In this way you are building a relationship with your visitors and projecting an image of someone that can be trusted and who knows a bit about what they are saying. It’s ironic really, but if you come across as an affiliate people will assume you are just out to make money and won’t even take a second look at the sales page you are trying to send them to – even if that product is really worth looking at.

Less is more when you are an affiliate trying to make money from ClickBank, and the more you remember that the more sales you are likely to make over time.

The good thing is that no matter how many different products you can promote, all your earnings will go straight into the same account, ready to be paid to you once you hit your payment threshold.

The best way to start with ClickBank is to find your way around the site and get to know how it works. Once you have done that start researching a few choice niches and develop things from there. Slowly but surely you will start to see results.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Make Money in Network Marketing or MLM

Make Money in Network Marketing or MLM

It has been said that 10% of new millionaires in the US over the past ten years have done it by building known authors and business people such as Robert Kiyosaki (Rich Dad Poor Dad), Donald Trump (Trump University) and Tony Robbins (Robbins Institute) have all stated that Home Based Businesses and particularly network marketing, direct sales and MLMs will be the biggest growth industry of the next decade.

The highly respected Forbes Magazine forecast that an incredible 79,000,000 new home based businesses would start over the next three years. That’s over 500,000 a week – and just in the U.S.

Now that’s certainly not to say that the MLM business model suits everybody. There is always a rather large drop out or failure rate, but then that holds true for pretty much any business, online, offline, MLM or whatever. Most Businesses do tend to fail in their first 4 years, but out of the tens of millions that are started each year, there are plenty that do succeed.

Entrepreneur Magazine estimates that the US home-based business industry may be worth over $420 billion a year; that’s more than pharmacy; food; and consumer goods combined; with an average home office household earning of 65,000 US dollars a year.

With increasing financial uncertainty; job lay-offs and a shift in thinking to create a better lifestyle, home based businesses as either an additional part-time income or replacement of primary income can only grow massively over the coming years.

So exactly what does it take to succeed with a network marketing business. Most experts tend to agree on the following attributes:

1. You must be prepared to “network” with likeminded people. People who join network marketing companies and do nothing never get anywhere. The only way to succeed is to get involved and build your business. Now this doesn’t mean you have to become a leech to your friends and family and sell them stuff, or join them up. On the contrary, most successful MLMs run proper businesses, they learn the value and develop the skills needed to generate quality leads to their business. People who are already looking for the products or services they are selling and offer their products.
2. You must have some marketing knowledge, or be prepared to learn some. The internet has been a godsend for people looking to generate leads to any type of business. Gone are the days when you had to run newspaper, classifieds, radio ads or letter box drops in order to generate leads. Nowadays anyone looking for pretty much anything is looking online. So all you need to do is know how to get your message in front of the people who are already looking for it. Most good network marketing companies offer some kind of basic level marketing support, but it’s always a good idea to seek out those who are willing to go the extra mile and teach you everything you need to succeed.
3. You must be prepared to do some real work. A lot of people join network marketing companies looking to “get rich quick”. But the reality is, most of them are not prepared to do the work it takes to be successful. Yes there is a lot of money to be made in network marketing, but it’s not a sure thing, you still have to work hard, especially at the beginning if you want your business to take off. (just like you do in any business venture, or anything else worth doing for that matter)
4. Believe in the products you are selling. This should be obvious, but needs to be said anyway, make sure you choose a company who sell products that you actually believe in, use and are happy to recommend other people use. To be success in your business you are going to be spending quite a bit of time talking about your products, so make sure it is something you can relate to and get excited about selling.

So if that sounds like you, then perhaps you have what it takes to build a successful network marketing business.

So the only question you have to ask yourself now, is which company will you join…

Here is a list of some of the more popular network marketing companies running today:

* AVON (Makeup  Cosmetics) –
* Pyxism (Holidays Vacation Deals) –
* Mary Kay (Cosmetics) –
* Melaleuca (Wellness Products) –
* Herbalife (Weight loss Products) –
* Lifepath Unlimited (Personal Development Courses) –

If you think network marketing might be for you, don’t forget the points above and make sure you find a company with a good support network that can help you get started.