I also recall a famous test John Chow did a few months back to see what was better email marketing or social marketing. Now of course he has a huge list along with a huge Twitter following so the test was to send a recommend for a specific offer that he hadn’t marketed anywhere else and with all the Twitter hype you would figure that would be the winner, yet still sending a recommend to his email list came out on top making the most sales.
[…] Keep in mind, you don’t have to write for a content mill forever. I like to think of them as paid writing internships — you get to earn money while refining your skills. My favorite content mill is Textbroker because it pays once a week, provides feedback that helps you improve, and gives you a chance to work on higher-paying projects and team assignments. You can even work your way up to an online editing job. […]
Test websites. Remote usability testing means getting paid to navigate a website for the first time and giving feedback to the website owner. Most tests take approximately 15 minutes, and you can get paid up to $10 for each test. A test involves performing a scenario on the client’s website and recording yourself doing it. For example, you might be asked to go through the process of selecting and purchasing an item on a retailer’s website.
If my piece of content is so unique and valuable around hiking backpack recommendations, that other reputable outdoor websites are willing to link to it and build the page’s authority, then I’d have a very real opportunity to rank high in organic search for these search terms (meaning, my page will come up first when someone searches for hiking backpacks).
Selling digital products can be just as successful as selling physical products. Graphics, software, eBooks, design elements, sound effects, songs and videos are just a few types of digital products that are in popular demand. So if you can turn your hand to creating digital products, let’s have a look at how you can make money online from this skill…
Many of the freelancing principles that apply to other freelance work also apply to copy editing, including getting clear on who your ideal client is, what you can offer, and how to price your services. My favorite place for information on the business and practice of being a freelance editor is the Editorial Freelancers Association’s website. I especially love their rate chart to give you an idea of what you could be charging as a freelancer.
Find a profitable niche: We’ve talked about this a lot. But, where are you most comfortable. What niche do your skills, values, and interests intersect? Do you have 10 years of experience as a technical writer? Do you have long-standing PR relationships that’ll be invaluable in helping startups launch a successful crowdfunding campaign? Determine what makes your value unique, and lean heavily on showcasing that strength to your potential clients.
Anyone interested in making money online should be pursuing passive income, while also working on active income. There are loads of ways to generate an income passively on the internet, many of which start at the foundation of having a blog, generating substantial traffic and building an audience and a list. Is it easy? Nope. Is it worth it? It sure is. But that doesn't mean you need to start a blog to make money online today.
Can anyone help with general instructions for the Domainite test? I just tried to sign up as an editor on Domainite, but when the “test” came up, it wasn’t at all clear what was expected or what kind of editing was required. The copy provided looked like it was meant to be website content and from first glance the grammar, punctuation, usage seemed to be correct. It seems like editing here could be anything from tightening it up to be a bit more concise and use active voice, to restructuring and rewording for marketing punch, to even HTML tags and formatting with bulleted items, headings, and insets. Any guidance? Thanks!
Ebay is a bellwether. It's been around since nearly the start of the online boom. But, like any other platform, success can seem fleeting if you don't know what you're doing. Selling items on eBay, professionally that is, can be an art form. Getting people interested in your auctions isn't always easy, especially when there's hefty competition and low demand for what you're selling.
Thanks for stopping by! Some clients leave gigs posted for 30+ days before they start responding to proposals. When it comes to freelancing sites, like Upwork, I’ve found that getting the first gig is not always easy. The key is to stick with it! You may want to try changing up your proposal, if you haven’t already, to see if that makes any difference in the responses you receive from clients. Otherwise, I’d give it another couple of weeks. Also, make sure your profiles are complete and you have relevant work samples as well as taken some tests to demonstrate your skills — it can go a long way in helping you get that first gig!
Quickthoughts is currently having an issue resulting in the ban of many users. They likely pushed a bad update resulting in their detection software falsely flagging people. If you haven't been banned yet, just take a break from it for a while so they can get things sorted out. If you were banned, you're not alone. If you want to share your experience, comment on one of the posts that are already made. Support is going to be flooded with emails, and you aren't going to get any useful information right now anyways. Try messaging them later on. This type of thing happens from time to time with sites. Just wait it out.
About 15 months ago we took a hard look at our online marketing model. We had almost half a million followers and fans on Facebook and Twitter and several hundreds of thousand more between the other social media sites. The issue was we weren’t able to turn those community members into paying customers. That’s a real problem if you are in a “for-profit” business and have things like payroll and rent due.
Did you cash out to the wrong PayPal account? First, add that email address to your PayPal account. You can have multiple emails attached. Next, contact support and ask for guidance. If they already sent the payment, it may get stuck in limbo. If they didn't already send it, they may be able to send it to the correct email. It's best to contact support as soon as you can, so that they can advise you on the proper steps for you to get paid.
6. IZEA – IZEA works in addition to a blog or on its own. You get paid to blog, tweet, take photos and take videos. The pay is mostly based on your following, so if you want to make money with your tweets, you’ll need to grow you Twitter following. Likewise, if you want to make money with blogs, you’ll need substantial blog traffic (more on blogging below).
So many people dream of writing a book, but never go through with it. Yet no matter what, I’m sure you have experience and value you could give through writing a book. By packaging your skills and knowledge into a downloadable eBook that helps people learn a skill, advance their careers, or start a businesses, you can change someone’s life and even make good money online.