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How to Make Money with Grandbux PTC site

It is very easy to make money with Grandbux.  So easy in fact that it is now my favourite PTC website.

I started using this site back in December 2016, so I have now had several months to use and check it out.  Just like most other PTC sites you can start using the site for free, and from clicking ads you earn a small amount daily.  Unlike most other PTC sites however Grandbux has several membership options to choose from which greatly increase your income.  The membership options do require an investment, but having tried this out myself I am very impressed with the results.

Basically each membership provides free rented referrals which allows you to build a team very easily.  The first time I came across the rented referral option was on Neobux and it took me a bit of time to work out how to make a profit on there.  It was a little complex on Neobux, though I must admit I enjoyed the challenge of it.  With Grandbux the membership upgrade practically guides you through the process step by step.

Memberships Available

Standard – Free, but no rented referrals are provided.

Silver – Usually $90 but currently on sale at $39.  150 free rented referrals

Golden – Usually $120 but currently on sale at $79.  250 free rented referrals

Ultimate – Usually $150 but currently on sale at $89.  300 free rented referrals

Ultimate+ – Usually $480 but currently on sale at $249.  500 free rented referrals

Superior – Usually $400 but currently on sale at $199.  500 free rented referrals

Superior+ – Usually $1000 but currently on sale at $599.  1000 free rented referrals

Exclusive – Usually $4000 but currently on sale at $1799.  2500 free rented referrals

Note that the rented referrals are filtered according to activity level.  This means the higher memberships get the most active rented referrals.  In my opinion there is no point in renting referrals with the free standard membership due to this filtering and a better strategy is to save earnings for an upgrade.

My Experience

I opted for a Golden membership upgrade which cost $79 (approximately £60).  I did look at the Ultimate level but this is only for 90 days rather than the 365 days duration of the other memberships.

My earnings so far are $169 (approximately £127).  I have just added the last of my free rented referrals to my account.

When I add the free rented referrals to my account I immediately extend the rental period.  My plan is to keep them all over 100 days and recycle those with an AVG under 7.00.  So far this plan is working very well and I am earning around $2 per day (approximately £45 per month).

My Personal Plan

I could opt to maintain my account at this level and withdraw the monthly cash but I prefer to work on a longer term plan towards upgrading again.  The Ultimate+ membership is my next step which should double my monthly earning.  I should be able to purchase that from my earnings within the next few months.

Allowing for ongoing costs of extending and recycling this will provide me with a permanent monthly withdrawal income of £60, or £720 per year, every year.  That is a great return on my initial £60 investment i’m sure you will agree! It certainly beats the pennies of interest I would get from putting £60 into a bank savings account 😉

Would you like to join Grandbux?

If you would like to join Grandbux and create your own monthly income please click here to join my team. 

You can start with a free account and build up to an upgrade or, as I have done, use surveys sites to earn the initial £60 investment.

I advise keeping the autoprofit setting enabled as this gives a nice bonus every couple of months.

Note :- Your account will reset after 10 days of inactivity and you have to open a support ticket.  You can buy Vacation Mode to prevent this if required.

If you have found this post useful please feel free to share it with others.  Thanks in advance to those who do share it, I always appreciate your help in reaching a larger audience!

Ellie xx

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Make Money From Crafts

How to make money from crafts?

This is a question asked very frequently by those who make handmade goods.  Some craft artists have the desire to turn their hobby into a business, but not all.  It could also be more about having a way to pay for more craft supplies.

Regardless of the reason why you want to make money from crafts this post will provide you with my personal ideas, hints and tips.

Profit or Not?

First of all it is important to ask yourself if you want to make a profit from your crafts.  If you want to turn your hobby into a business it is vital you are making a profit.  If however you want to get some money back from things you have made so you can buy some more supplies, its not so important.  Most people simply have the idea they want to make money from crafts without taking this distinction into account

What to Sell?

There are a huge number of products to choose from when you decide you want to make money from crafts.  Some of the most popular items that sell include various types of jewellery, soaps, candles, bags and decorative pillows.  However it is important to remember that selling popular items like these involves a lot of competition.

My advice with regard to what to make is to go with something you love to do.  Also try to be very creative about the designs.  Often the best tactic is to aim for more of a one off style.

Where to Sell?

Various options exist now with regard to where to sell your crafts.  There are so many in fact it can be a little overwhelming.  My advice on this is to focus on a small number of options initially and work on how to promote those options to your potential audience.  Some people make the mistake of thinking if they list items on a website or if they sell at craft fairs that they are not involved in promoting.  Every craft person is responsible for promoting their own items regardless of where you sell them.

Some of the most popular options to consider are:
  • Craft fairs – If in the UK, craft calendar is a good resource to check for local fairs.
  • Craft shops – Some craft shops are happy to display goods for sale for a small commission.  It is best to just ask in local shops if they offer this.
  • Local events – Many local events offer a limited number of spaces for craft sellers.  It is often worth ringing event organisers to ask if they are providing craft spaces.
  • Your own website – Although this is a popular option for craft artists to explore it tends to be less successful than expected.
  • Writing a blog – This option tends to be a lot more successful than a static website.  If interested in this you might like to read How to Start A Blog; Practical Steps and Advice.
  • Ebay – Can be suitable for some craft products, however craft specific platforms tend to be a better choice.  If trying Ebay you might like to read Working with a New Ebay Account
  • Craft specific platforms such as Etsy or Folksy – In my opinion these are much more successful than a personal website or non craft specific sites like Ebay.
  • Facebook page or group – These can be very good platforms for selling craft products.  If considering selling on Facebook you might like to read 12 Ways to Reach More People on Facebook
  • Pinterest – I would say Pinterest is perhaps the most popular social media platform for those making and selling craft products.
  • Twitter – Some craft artists report quite a lot of success with Twitter, however if using this platform it is important to connect with the craft community on there.

Whichever option you choose I would say the most important aspect of this is to go with the options you are most comfortable with.  Each of these involve a large learning curve – it is not enough to simply take some photos or show your goods to people.  Learning how to promote the goods you make will make the difference between being able to turn a craft into a business or not.

Pricing

As someone who has made and sold crafts I would say pricing is perhaps one of the most difficult things to make a decision about.  If it is too low not only are are likely to not make a profit but you are undervaluing your work.  If it is too high then you can find it difficult to make sales.  When you are pricing items remember to:

  • calculate the cost of the raw material used for the item
  • take into consideration how long it takes to make
  • look at the prices other people are charging for similar items
  • include costs of packaging or display items
  • consider overhead costs such as fees for listing items, website costs or craft fair costs
  • add an amount to cover paying tax on sales made

Do Not Copy!

Perhaps the most frustrating thing about making crafts to sell is the fact that you can spend a very long time working on a project to make it unique only to have it copied by someone else.  The main piece of advice I have for anyone wanting to make money from crafts is to do your own thing.  Don’t just copy something that others have made.  Not only is this not advisable from a business perspective, because the chances are it won’t sell for you.  It can also lead to being shunned from the craft community.  Remember that people who make crafts can provide a lot of support and advice, and they can be some of your best customers too 😉

If you have found this post useful please feel free to share it with others.  Thanks in advance to those who do share it, I always appreciate your help in reaching a larger audience!

Ellie xx

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Income Plan Progress for June 2017

 

As you probably know by now I am working on my own £2500 per month income plan at the minute.  Todays post is to provide you with an update about my progress towards this goal.

My personal income plan involves using multiple income streams.  I have an earning target for each type of income I am working on as follows:

Clicking and Survey Sites

The first section I focus on is Clicking and Survey Sites.  I use these because they provide a GUARANTEED method of earning a small amount of money.  I then invest this small amount to create a great monthly income.

As of 1st June I combined my targets for earning  from clicking and surveys sites.  I started doing surveys on some of the clicking sites so it is easier to combine the totals for that reason.  I now have a target of £100 per month from these sites.

For this section of my income I am now using:

Clixsense – target is now $20 per month on there.  Earned in June = $41.92

Grandbux – target was $30 per month. Earned in June = $40.63

Gifthulk – target is now $5 per month. Earned in June = $3.43

Swagbucks – target is now £10 per month.  Earned in June = £15

Inbox Pounds – target is now £5 per month.  Earned in June = £1.58

I also use the following sites, but have no targets set for these ones.  I will set some targets for these sites to aim for in July.

Mintvine – Earned in June = $1.5

One Poll – Earned in June = £2.55

Populus Live – Earned in June = £11

I am also adding Panelbase, You Gov, and Global Test Market to my routine for July.  I find these sites great to use for surveys.

Progress

I am delighted to say that I made £97.28 from my clicking and survey sites during June.  Having almost £100 from these sites gives me a great amount to invest.

Futurenet

Target Earning – £500 per month which is around $650.  According to my observations on this site I tend to earn around $0.50 per day per $50 pack on average.  This means when I get to 43 x $50 ad packs I will be earning approximately $645.  I am now up to 41 x $50 packs.  I want to aim for 50 packs on here which will take me over target.

My earning for this site in June was $523.41 and as discussed in My FutureNet Plan I made a withdrawal of $300.  My plan for July is to buy 1 new $50 pack every week.  I will withdraw any amount left in my account after that.

I am very happy with my progress on FutureNet and will soon be over my earning target.

Personal Sales

My target for personal sales is £250 per month.  After developing a daily routine to assist me with reaching this target in May I lost focus a bit for this in June.  I am going to have to think this through again and see what I can do to help me stay on target.  Perhaps I need to reduce my target for this one, but I am hesitant to do that as I still have a lot to clear out. I think I will try focusing on the Facebook Page only during July to see if that helps.

Sales made in June = £113.32

Affiliate Sales

Target Earning – £750 per month

 

I only started to work on this income stream in May.  Although I do make a little money from referrals on various sites (and have done for a while) I do not count this as Affiliate Income.  Its too much hassle to try and separate my own earnings from team earnings on most of these sites.  Therefore I am only counting affiliate income from specific affiliate programs.  The main source I am using for affiliate income is Awin.

Although I started to work on my affiliate income in May I only really discovered how little I knew about working as an affiliate.  I knew my attempts to use my facebook page to generate affiliate income in May were quite clumsy, so in June I made the decision to focus on learning.  This has already made quite a difference and I made £47.75 in affiliate income this month.

Obviously I still have quite a bit of work to do to reach my £750 per month target, however I am very happy to have made a start on it now.

Matched Betting 

I did make an attempt to work on my matched betting income during June, however I failed miserably yet again.  I find having so many betting accounts quite confusing so I am going to see if I can work on a small number of sites.  If not I will work out a system to help me manage the accounts better.  I realised this month it is the number of accounts that is causing me difficultly with matched betting.  My health problems do mean I can struggle with certain things like this, but I’m not giving up on it just yet.  I figure once I find a way to keep track of things a bit better it will be ok.

There is some good news on this income stream: I discovered money in a few accounts that I had forgotten about! To be honest I have no idea how much of that money is actual earning.  As it was forgotten money though I’m going to count it as earning – my bank account is £116 better off than it was before 🙂

Strategic Roulette Betting

This month I made the decision to go back to using my Playing Roulette Splendide with Minimal Risk Strategy after taking a little break from it for a few months.  Thanks to this I made £240.09 in June.

Zopa

Target Earning – £100 per month

Last month my aim for Zopa was simply to monitor my earnings.  I only have £125 worth of loans at the minute and during June I made £0.42 interest.  Not a lot I know, but it will grow when I add more cash to the account over the next few months.

Bitcoin

I have now added an income stream specifically in Bitcoin.  My first target was just £10 per month (around 0.005 Bitcoin) which is to get me a foot on the Bitcoin ladder.  Using BTC Clicks I made 0.0004447 Bitcoin during June.

Following my usual earn and invest strategy I also purchased 1 pack with USI Tech on 20th June.  My return on this during June was 0.0013

Converted into pounds that = £3.50 in total for June from Bitcoin earnings.

Summary

During June I made the following amounts:

Clicking  and Survey Sites – £97.08

Future Net – £402.57

Personal Sales – £113.32

Affiliate Sales – £47.75

Matched Betting – £116

Jackpot Joy – £240.09

 

Bitcoin – £3.50

That little lot adds up to a lovely £1020.31 made in June.

I am delighted with my earnings for June and now want to see if I can improve on that in July.  I specifically want to focus on Affiliate Income, Matched Betting and Zopa.

 

I will be aiming for a monthly income of £1200 per month by the end of July.  Wish me luck 😉

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How to Register with Global Domains International

Welcome to this post explaining how to register with Global Domains International (GDI).  You may also like to read about Why You Should Register with Global Domains International

To register with Global Domains International there are a few steps to complete.  This includes registering your domain name as you do that when you sign up for your account.  To assist you this post contains full step by step instructions.

If you prefer I can do this for you when you request my Free Blog Setup for WordPress; Done For You Service 

Step by Step instructions to register with Global Domains International

Please follow the following instructions:

Step 1 is to access the registration page.

The following will make sure your registration goes through the correct team.

Click this link to go to the GDI website

Enter the username provided in the box on the page as shown below:

If no username has been provided please use TrulyQuirkyMeTeam

Click the sign up button below the video.  This gives you a 7 day Free Trial to give you time to try everything out before any payment is required.

Step 2:  Provide Account Information.

The sign up now button will take to you the first page to register with Global Domains International as shown below. On this page (and all others) you can use the drop down menu at the top to change language if required.

First thing to do on this page is create a username. Note that others will see your username, so you may like to put some thought into this. The people who will see it includes prospects as well as your upline and downline. Usernames are displayed on your sales sites and invitations.  They also form part of your referral link (ie -http://website.ws/usernamei) and are your access code for referrals to use.

To complete this page:
  • Complete the form with your chosen username, password and your name.
  • Choose the individual account option under Account Type unless you have a registered business.  The business must be a legitimate, officially-filed, pre-existing business. All paperwork submitted must be in your business name using your business tax id.
  • Click Continue button

 

On the next page you need to choose security questions from the drop down menus on the left of the form.  Add the answers in the relevant boxes on the right.

For the why are you registering question, choose the first one – interested in both income and address for life package.

Click the I’m not a robot box (unless you are lol!), then continue.

 

On the next page you provide your address details, including email.  Click on the continue button when complete.

Step 3: Decide on Domain Name.

The next page is where you decide on your domain name.  To do this firstly enter only the domain name you want to use in the search box with no extension (for example mine would be trulyquirkyme).   Then, click search to see if  is available.  If you want to change the ending (extension) of your domain from .ws you can do that via the drop down box by clicking on it.  Note that .com, .co.uk etc may require an extra registration fee.   It is normal that the most popular addresses are more expensive, and will be the same on other sites as well.

Click the search button.

 

On the next page you will get a notification to say if domain is available or not.  If your chosen domain is not available there will be a list of similar names showing below you may wish to consider.  When you get the available result, and you are happy with it click on add domain to cart.

 

If you have a domain name already just click on the ‘Already have a domain link just above the search button.  You will need to confirm you want to use this with your GDI account and enter it in the box.  Click Bring your domain button.

 

Step 4: Set up Payment Agreement.

The next step is to add your domain to your shopping cart.

Choose to add domain privacy if you want to.  This does have an additional cost, but means your details such as name and address are not on display in the domain directory.

You DO NOT need to add the special offer.  This provides you with BOTH a .ws and a .website domain for an extra $1 per month.

When you are ready click the proceed to checkout button.

 

 

On this page you will choose your service plan.  The basic plan is quite sufficient for most people in terms of space and I recommend that.

Click on I want Basic button, or go premium if you prefer that.

 

Next you choose how you want your payments to be made if you decide to keep your site.  If you use paypal you can easily cancel the payment agreement yourself at a later date should you wish to.  Using a card just means you need to email customer services should you wish to cancel later.

A payment agreement is necessary to avoid multiple accounts being set up by a single person and to avoid interruptions in your service.

 

You provide the payment details on the next page.

Credit or Debit Card

Paypal

Or, when you click on register with paypal option you are taken to the paypal information page.

 

On both of these pages you can check on the terms and conditions and policies by clicking on the links provided for those.

If happy to proceed click the terms of service check box and then click on the next button or the proceed to Paypal button.

 

You will be asked to confirm you agree to add the payment to your paypal account.  Click on Agree and Continue button.

You will get a confirmation that you have created a billing agreement for Paypal to pay GDI.  You need to click the Continue to Global Domains International Button for your account to be set up with GDI

Completion

When you complete the final step there is a You’re Online confirmation page!  You can now log in to your account, create your blog or website, and set up your personalised email addresses.

 

 

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Ellie xx

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Teambuilding Tools that Work

It can be difficult to find teambuilding tools that work.  Working online I see so many ‘guaranteed to work’ programs being advertised.  Sadly most of these programs just give you something else to promote.  In other words they can distract you from promoting your primary business.

Some of the programs available do help you build a team in your primary business as a bit of a side note.  They have a place for you to add your referral link inside the program somewhere.  Still with these you have to promote the other program first and foremost.

If you are looking for teambuilding tools that work I am happy to say I have gained at least 10 new team members from each of the options below:

Clixsense

Although I tend to promote the earning opportunities available on Clixsense it provides a very good advertising platform as well.  Personally I like to set aside a small amount of my earnings each month on Clixsense to use for paid advertising on the site.  There are many advertising options available at very low cost.  For example you can run an advert for as little as $1.10 (just over 80p).

To use the advertising you simply buy ad credits, submit your ad for approval then you can target a particular audience if you want to.  It is worth spending a little time designing your advert and targeting specific users, but at the price it is easy to run several trials.

Click to Join Clixsense

Lootclick

Lootclick is a great little tool to use for email advertising and it is free.  The way it works is you simply open up to 5 emails per day to earn credits.  The credits then allow you to submit your own advert.  I like this one because you do not get swamped with emails to open.  I have tried other similar programs but got hundreds of emails per day, this one is very manageable.

Click to Join Lootclick

Easyhits4U

This site is a free traffic exchange that works in a similar way as Lootclick.  With Easyhits4U you don’t open emails but surf ads online instead.  As you surf ads you earn credits to use to promote your own programs.  There is a paid option on this site available as well.

I really like this site as it offers many additional tools and ways to promote your business.  For example there are sections for you to submit your business into a link directory.  There are also free to use capture page tools.  I learned a lot about online marketing from using this site for free, and now use the paid advertising on there.

Click to Join Easyhits4U

MLM Gateway

This site is designed specifically for those working in multilevel marketing (or network marketing) companies.  Again there are lots of different ways to use the site.  There is a free option available which I personally used as a trial, though you can continue to earn credits on here also.

This site allows you to actually chat online with those interested in MLM opportunities, or you can send emails.  You actually get the email address as well so this is great to build your contact list.

You can also submit business information which gets displayed on the main ‘wall’ of the site.

Click to Join MLM Gateway

FutureNet

This site offers several options for promoting your own business.  There is a social media section that can be used for free – think facebook specifically for those interested in working online.  There is a a paid advertising service as well, which you can use to also build an income.

I really like this site for many reasons.  Basically you can do the same type of promoting as Facebook offers, including business pages, groups and a personal profile.  Everyone on this site however are interested in working from home.  There are no restrictions on who can see your posts on this site however and it works just as Facebook did at the beginning.

The paid advertising section starts from $10 (around £8) and qualifies you for daily profit shares.  Many people are using this to make an income as well as promoting other businesses.

Click to Join FutureNet

 

I hope these short summaries help you to choose relevant teambuilding tools for your business.  I will be posting more detailed how to use posts for these sites ASAP to help maximise your success from using them. In the meantime feel free to post any questions you have below 😉

If you have found this post useful please feel free to share it with others.  Thanks in advance to those who do share it, I always appreciate your help in reaching a larger audience!

Ellie xx

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Free Blog Setup for WordPress – Done For You Service

Free Blog Setup

 

How does a free blog setup service for WordPress blogs sound to you?

After working on this blog, and setting up several others I know quite a bit about using WordPress these days.  I also remember just how overwhelming it all seemed to me right back at the start.  All I wanted to do was to start writing and it seemed like I needed a degree in blogging or something before I could write my first post. It was so frustrating!

Now that I feel like a ‘real blogger’ and Love Love Love what I do, I’d like to help any other budding bloggers to get started too.  So if you have been wanting to start blogging but not sure where to start this is perfect for you.  If you just want to get stuck into doing the writing bit then why not let me take care of the other bits you need to get going?

What I Can Offer

To allow you to just focus on the writing side of things straight away I will:

  • Research the name you want for your blog and provide recommendations if required.
  • Create the blog site with basic specifications as discussed with you (name, colours, menus etc).
  • Add your own photos if available, or use the most suitable alternatives.
  • Install some of the most popular plugins such as sharing to social media buttons.
  • Basic SEO settings to help your blog get seen by more people.
  • Advice about writing your first few posts.
  • Advice about monetising your blog.
  • Ongoing blog related information, training and advice.

I will do all of this at no cost to you.

Note: To qualify for my free blog setup service you will need to sign up with my recommended hosting service.  I can offer the free setup service free to you because they pay me instead 😉

Are There Any Other Costs?

There is a initial cost of $10 per month to use my recommended hosting service.  However due to the unique program they offer,  combined with my personal strategy this cost will reduce to $5 per month which is around £2.50 – £3 per month.  I can also coach you to make a great income from using it if you wish to do so.

Why Use a Paid Hosting Service?

When you start blogging there are basically 2 options to choose from.  There are 100% free blog platforms available and there are options you have to pay a fee for.  Often what happens is people try the free platforms for a while.  After learning more about blogging however it becomes clear just how limiting the free platforms are.  For example:

  •  There can be limits such as not being able to use Adsense to monetise your blog.
  • You find you are not actually in control of your blog, and it can be deleted at any time.
  • There are ‘hidden’ costs, for example if you want to have a fully personalised blog address you will have to pay for that.
  • Experienced bloggers do not use free platforms so it is difficult to be taken seriously when using them.

These things only become apparent after you have spent the time and effort creating your blog and writing quite a lot of posts.  By that stage it is more difficult to move your blog to the paid self hosted option, and you realise you should have used that in the first place.  Yes I am talking from experience here – my first blog got deleted and I lost months and months of work…

Due to the limits of free platforms I feel I cannot recommend them for anyone who is serious about blogging.

I HIGHLY recommend using the paid option of self hosting your blog straight away so you can skip the whole having to move it thing and other issues.  If you still want to use one of the free platforms however WordPress.com is in my opinion the best one to choose.

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Types of Affiliate Marketing Simply Explained

Why Types of Affiliate Marketing Simply Explained?

Well, I began my journey into affiliate marketing just yesterday by writing my personal plan to get started.  Already it is proving to be very interesting I must admit! My research so far has shown me why there is a lot of confusion around this type of income generation.

The first thing I notice is the use of a lot of marketing terminology.  For someone just starting out in this area that alone can be rather off-putting.  It seems there is PPC, PPS, PPP, PPL, multi level, two tier, single tier and dear knows what else. Affilate marketing certainly has its own language.  There are also hundreds of different types of products and services.  Basically affiliate marketing programs cover practically everything.  Trying to wade through all of that as a newbie is VERY overwhelming.

Putting things into easy to understand language, these are the types:

Those that involve websites and blogs

This type of affiliate marketing requires the person doing the promoting to be able to create a website or blog.  The site needs to have a way for customers to purchase products or sign up to a service.  To do this you need to know how to add various links to the site.  You are also responsible for creating the content, providing the relevant information and for getting the customers to visit the site in the first place.

To be able to do all this requires quite a lot of knowledge and skill.  The promoter (affiliate) firstly needs to be able to create attractive content.  With all the competition online for sales it is not enough to simply add a buy now button to a product picture with a price for example.  The content needs to persuade the visitor to ‘convert’ into a customer.

The affiliate also needs to be able to get people to visit the site.  This ‘traffic’ can’t just be anyone, the visitors need to be those with an interest in the products or services on offer.  In other words they need to know how to target specific sections of the population – those identified as most likely to make a purchase.  To be able to do this well requires knowledge of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO).  It is that which increases the chances of your site showing in search engine results.

Website or blog related affiliate marketing is not a fast way to make an income.  It takes patience to build the site and generate quality traffic.  However, once the process is in place and the site is attracting customers it can work to generate a constant flow of income with little ongoing work.

Those involving adverts

This type of affiliate marketing requires the affiliate to be able to create an advert that converts viewers into customers.  This could be simply clicking on the advert, signing up to an email list or making a purchase.  To be able to do this involves knowledge of who is most likely to buy, where they are and how to get the adverts to show up at the right time.

Advertising related affiliate marketing can become quite costly if not done well.  For example, you could pay for an advert which does not lead to any conversions at all.  Competition is also very high and often those with large advertising budgets get most of the sales.

Those involving emailing

This type of affiliate marketing requires the affiliate to be able to create an email list of potential customers.  They also need to be able to create email content that a)entices the receiver to open it, b) read it and c) leads to a conversion.

Email marketing involves quite a bit of knowledge and skill to do it well.  Again it requires knowledge of potential customers and how to find them, but also being able to get people to join an email list.  It could involve the use of specific website pages which ‘capture’ the email addresses of those interested in particular products or service.  It could also involve the use of specific email marketing tools such as an autoresponder which sends emails to large numbers of people automatically.

Email marketing by those just starting out is often poor quality.  This means it can be quite difficult to gain real email addresses in the first place. When done well however email marketing provides a very good income.

Those involving simple link sharing

This type of affiliate marketing requires the person doing the promoting simply being able to share affiliate links.  The links have a personal code which allows for tracking of actions like clicks on the link for example.  Due to the simplicity of this method it is the one that most people starting off with affiliate marketing use.  Unfortunately, with the growth of social media this has led to a huge amount of ‘spamming’.  Spamming is sharing links indiscriminately in the hopes that they will be seen by a potential customer.

This type of ‘marketing’ requires little knowledge or skill.  However, it can lead to issues such as bans being put in place to stop you from sharing links.  You can be banned from sharing links by BOTH the place you are sharing them and the company who owns the products you are promoting.  You can also gain a very bad reputation and be shunned by practically everyone, including potential customers.

The best method of using this type of affiliate marketing is via building a relationship with potential customers.

Those involving word of mouth recommendation

This type of affiliate marketing requires the person doing the promoting having personal experience of the product or service.  They then share, by ‘word of mouth’ their own experiences with it.  This can be the most powerful type of marketing when done well.  It does however require access to a large number of people who actually trust what you have to say.

Which Type is Best?

Note that all of these types of affiliate marketing can be used individually, or they can be combined.  Each type has advantages and disadvantages and it is not easy to distinguish which is best to use.

People who make a good income with affiliate marketing are those who spend time learning and who develop the necessary skills.  That is why I have made the decision to complete some training specific to affiliate marketing.  When I have found some good training I will let you all know 😉

If you have found this post useful please feel free to share it with others.  Thanks in advance to those who do share it, I always appreciate your help in reaching a larger audience!

Ellie xx

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Start Affiliate Marketing – My Personal Plan

This month my focus is to start working on the affiliate marketing part of my earn £2500 per month plan.   I start this process by writing my personal plan for affiliate marketing.  My experience so far is with promoting other earning opportunities, so this plan is going to involve quite a bit of personal learning.  I am pretty excited to get started on this plan I must admit.  I’m also really looking forward to sharing my progress with it.  This time you will get to follow my progress right from the start of my journey!

What is Affiliate Marketing?

Very simply affiliate marketing is any time someone promotes an item for someone else and receives a commission for doing it.  Affiliates do not work for a company, they are independent and may market several different products or different companies.

As I said my own experience is limited to promoting other earning opportunities.  When I talk about Clixsense for example and someone joins my team I make a small amount of commission from that.  I have also built teams in network marketing opportunities and earned commission for that.  So how is affiliate marketing different?

Actually the examples above ARE affiliate marketing.  Working with a network marketing company which involves making product sales for commission is affiliate marketing as well.  So with my experience in these what do I still have to learn? Well, I recognise the fact there are a lot of different types of affiliate marketing available, but I don’t know what they all are.  That is where my learning will start.

My step by step plan

So far my affiliate marketing plan is:

  1. To do some research into the types of affiliate marketing that are available
  2. Choose one particular product or service I want to promote
  3. Sign up for the affiliate program
  4. Identify specific methods of promoting the product or service
  5. Start to promote the product of service
  6. Review progress and adjust plan as appropriate

Affiliate Marketing Income Goal

I have already given myself an income goal of £700 per month from affiliate marketing activities.  Now I want to make this is a SMART goal:

Specific

To avoid any confusion with my other income streams I will choose one product or service that I do not earn from without making sales or referring others to.

Measurable

The goal is a specific financial amount so is easily measurable.

Achievable

I know for a fact that others make a lot more than £700 per month from affiliate marketing.  Is it achievable for me?  I think the overall goal is achievable for me given some time to learn and implement a marketing plan.  I might need to break the overall goal down into smaller amounts first of all.

Relevant

This goal relates completely to my earn £2500 per month online plan.

Time Constrained

I would like to meet this £700 per month income goal within the next few months.  To tie this down further I will complete the first 3 steps in my plan today.  I will then be ready to start promoting over the next week.

By doing this I should be able to earn my first commissions before the end of this month.   I would like to aim for at least £25 by the end of June.

 

Wow, that gives me quite a bit of work to do today, so am off to start my research 😉 I will post about how I get on with that tomorrow!

If you have found this post useful please feel free to share it with others.  Thanks in advance to those who do share it, I always appreciate your help in reaching a larger audience!

Ellie xx

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My Daily Earning Plan for Swagbucks

I have had some requests for details of my daily earning plan for Swagbucks since posting my most recent earning update.  This plan allows me to make £10+ per month from this one site, which I then invest to create a higher income.  As always I am very happy to provide specific details of my earning plan to allow others to follow it.

 click here to join swagbucks

The current cost of a £5 Amazon voucher is 700SB and £5 via Paypal is 800SB.  This means aiming for a daily target of around 50SB.  Note these are the sale prices on site right now and they may be a little higher when you read this post.

To earn 50SB per day I recommend the following routine:

Navigate to the TO DO list on the left side of the home page as shown below:

  1. Complete the Daily Poll = 1SB
  2. Next complete all Daily Crave activities available.  I am earning 10+SB daily with these.  Most you can allow to run while doing other activities on site. 
  3. While Daily Crave activities are running click on Daily Search via the to do list on the left side of the home page.  If you do not win with this search do something else while you wait for at least 10-15 mins.  Then try searching for a popular trending topic for the day (check the news or social media for topics if required).  I am earning around 5-15SB per day by doing this.  DO NOT search different terms without waiting in between.
  4. Click on Deal of the Day in the to do list = 1SB
  5. Next click on attempt gold survey.  I click on all surveys in the list to see if I get automatically screened out.  You earn 1SB per screen out up to a maximum of 5SB.  If I have time I try to complete 1 survey.  Many Gold surveys are worth 100SB so I do this around twice per week. 
  6. When the Daily Crave activities are completed I suggest opening the Daily Watch activities.  These will run while doing something else, though you can speed the process up by clicking on the next video when the current one playing shows a tick 😉 Personally I opt for a 1SB playlist and a 2SB playlist on here.
  7. Lastly I recommend clicking on the Daily Discover tab.  Navigate to Offer Torro 1 click offers and click on all available.  This can earn you between 1-5SB

By completing this routine you will earn bonus swagbucks every day (for completing the to do list).  This is between 3-6SB – you get a smaller bonus for completing 6 of the 8 items in the list.  You can also earn another bonus for competing your daily goal.

If you struggle with completing surveys I recommend you boost your balance by using the Play option (access via link on left side of home page).  You will earn 2SB for every 2 games you complete up to a maximum of 10SB per day.

In addition to this routine I suggest you watch out for swagcodes and work on any active Swago boards as these can be very quick and easy to do.  Remember to check on our booster post in the Work From Home Network Facebook Group for details of other offers that credit 😉

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Income Plan Progress Update for May 2017

As you probably know by now I am working on my own £2500 per month plan at the minute.  Todays post is to provide you with an update about my progress towards this goal.

My personal plan involves multiple income streams.  I have an earning target for each type of income I am working on as follows:

Clicking Sites

The first section I focus on is Clicking Sites.  I use these because they provide a GUARANTEED method of earning a small amount of money.  They are also simple to use and work worldwide (so maximise the potential for referral option).

My target for earning using only these clicking sites was £50 per month.  Most of my clicking sites are in US dollars so the conversion is approximately $65 per month.

For my clicking income I am now using:

Clixsense – target is now $15 per month on there,  last month = $18.40

Grandbux – target was $30 per month, currently earning average of $1.40 per day = $42

Gifthulk – target is now $5 per month, currently earning average of $0.10 per day = $3 per month

Swagbucks, – target is now £10 per month, currently earning average of £0.35 per day = £10.50 per month

Inbox Pounds – target is now £5 per month, currently earning average of £0.07 per day = £2.18 per month

Progress

I am meeting my £50 per month target quite easily using these sites. In fact I am making over £60 now.  I am doing a few surveys on Clixsense as well as clicking to reach my new $15 target on there, but that means I can boost my income quite a bit.  Last month I made over $18 and am already up to $10 made on there this month (in 7 days).  I might increase my target to $20 per month for Clixsense as I am finding that so easy.

Survey Sites

Target was £100 per month on these.

Progress

I have started using survey sites a bit more again, however I am not up to target on them as yet. Last month I made just over £20 so I have decided to drop my target down to £50 on survey sites for now.  The reason is I want to stick to around 1hr of earning activities per day and surveys can be a little time consuming at times.

As I am also doing surveys on some of the clicking sites I will now combine the two targets.  From June then I will have a combined target of £100 from clicking and survey sites.

The main survey sites I use are:

Mintvine

One Poll

Panelbase

Populus Live

Green Panthera

Survey Network

Global Test Market

Futurenet

Target Earning – £500 per month which is around $650.  According to my observations on this site I tend to earn around $0.50 per day per $50 pack on average.  This means when I get to 43 x $50 ad packs I will be earning approximately $645.  I am now up to 40 x $50 packs.  I want to aim for 50 packs on here which will take me over target.  Once I hit that level I will review my plan

Progress

My earning for this site is currently around $600 per month with 40 x $50 packs.  I am now also making a monthly withdrawal as detailed in My FutureNet Plan.

I am very happy with my progress on FutureNet and will soon be over my earning target.

Personal Sales

My target for personal sales is £250 per month.  After struggling with this target quite a bit I have now developed a daily routine to assist me with it.  I focused on this a lot in May and as a result managed to make £230 from personal sales.  This was via a combination of car boot sales, and sales on Facebook and Ebay.

I will continue to work on my routine during June as I am still not quite on top of it.

Affiliate Sales

Target Earning – £750 per month

 

I have now made a start on building my affiliate income using my Facebook page, Daily Deals Direct .  Thanks to this I did make a few affiliate sales during May, but not as many as I had hoped for.  I intend to write a specific affiliate sales plan this month to help me focus on it.

Matched Betting

I still have not done any work on Matched Betting.  I am going to write a plan for this during June as well which should help a lot.

Target Earning – £300 per month

Current Earning – £0

Time Spent – Zero

Zopa

Target Earning – £100 per month

My earning for Zopa hasn’t changed much as yet as I haven’t added any more money to my account yet.  It does tick over on its own pretty much so I just need to start my investment routine with this site now.  I haven’t done any calculations yet regarding current income from Zopa so my first step with this account is to monitor the earnings.

Bitcoin

I have now added an income stream specifically in Bitcoin.  My first target is £10 per month which is currently around 0.005 Bitcoin.

I have just started working on this income stream using BTC Clicks.  My daily average earning is currently 0.01 mBit per day so I have a long way to go, though I do have a plan 🙂

Summary

I now have several of my income streams either on or above their individual targets.  These are:

Clicking Sites – Over Target

Future Net – On Target as soon as 3 more packs are purchased (which I will do within the week).

Personal Sales – Close to Target

This means my monthly income is now a regular £750 and higher than my estimated £500 – £600 per month by the end of May.

I continue to work on reaching target for the following income streams:

Survey Sites

Affiliate Sales

Matched Betting

Zopa

Bitcoin

This month I will be focusing mainly on the survey sites and affiliate sales.  I will be aiming for a monthly income of £1000 per month by the end of July.  This is to take account of my lack of experience regarding affiliate marketing.  I am looking forward to getting stuck into building this income stream especially as many bloggers earn a great income from it.

If you have found this post useful please feel free to share it with others.  Thanks in advance to those who do share it, I always appreciate your help in reaching a larger audience!

Ellie xx

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