By Jon Allo
The basic concept for a passive income business model is that you do the work once and then that work is repeated on autopilot for you, producing income every month. Passive income is also sometimes known a residual or recurring income. By far, the best place to set up a passive income business is the internet.
The secret to a successful online business is generating steady income each month. With an online passive income business you'll earn month-to-month payments whilst the buyer uses the product or service. Over time, this can add up to a substantial income. So how can you put one into action?
1. Start A Membership Website.
If you have a business idea or an area of interest that you consider is evergreen (in other words, it will not go out of date) you can create a passive income business with a membership website. A membership website allows access only to those who pay a specific fee for the information that you share on that website.
But why would people pay when they could look on a search engine for the information they want? First of all, not all information found on the internet is reliable and people know that. People know that if they want the best advice, the best training, and the best information, then they have to go to the experts to get it.
Whenever you excel in an area, you deserve to get paid for your expertise. Content is a goldmine online and smart marketers know how to prospect content and make it work to bring in profits. You can teach people the skills you have by setting up weekly how-to articles or webinars, cover how-to segments from start to finish and constantly give members fresh material, so that they stay with the membership site longer.
Your membership will grow if your charges are right. The monthly charge will need to be based on how much the content is worth. Not how much it is worth to you, but how much it is worth to your members. If members start to unsubscribe, then you will need to recheck the value of what you're offering. Always test and fine-tune different price points.
2. Affiliate Products.
If you don't want to create a membership website, there are many services and products that you can sell as an affiliate that payout a passive income. Although the first payment of these passive online business models may be lower than a regular one-off product sale that you receive from other affiliate sales, they have significant long term value. There is a wide range of software licences, for example, autoreponder email marketing systems, that become an integral part of an online business and are used for many years.
The online marketplace Clickbank has a large selection of recurring income products like software licenses,subscriptions, membership sites and newsletters that you can sell as an affiliate. To find the recurring income products, log into your account (accounts are free to set up) and click on Marketplace. Select the Category of product that you want to promote, select 'Recurring Billing' from the Product Type dropdown menu and click Go.
3. Create Your Own Product.
This is similar to having your own membership website. You effectively create your own digital product and get other people to sell it for you. By creating your own products, you'll see the profits surpass anything you could earn if you just stuck to selling for others. That's because you get 100% of the profits for some sales and a percentage of profits that your army of affiliates send your way. Plus, if you write an eBook, you get to place affiliate links or links to other products you own within it and you'll wind up with even more in sales.
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By Daniel D Lotts
It could be that one reason life presents challenges is that we would be easily bored if it didn't. Another reason some believe is that overcoming difficulty builds character and makes us stronger. There is probably truth to both those beliefs. So certainly starting a new business, while not 'rocket science', is going to present some obstacles.
One major obstacle is mindset - whether it is your own negativity or those who are close to you - your spouse, family and/or friends. For some reason they are going to be the most critical, and where you might expect a supportive and affirming atmosphere, you are likely going to encounter negativity about your new venture.
Another real true theory that is relevant here is 'fear of the unknown', and maybe that is what scares people and makes them so wary of going out on a limb to try something new or different. Even an element of jealousy there perhaps in that they may never have acted on any of their dreams, assuming they were unrealistic; but you are - because you are brave enough and bright enough where maybe they don't feel that they are.
The other way mindset can be an obstacle to a new business start-up is getting discouraged when you don't make money right away as you thought you would. Still another related thought is having unrealistic expectations with regard to the amount of time it will take to develop a successful business. If you are not realistic you are going to set yourself up for self-imposed failure because you will end up quitting without giving it a fair chance.
We have to be logical because so much 'hype' makes it seem so effortless and as if you will earn a fortune just by joining a program and doing nothing. NOTHING could be further from the truth. In reality we EARN what money we make and in fact with your own business you may need to work TWICE as hard to earn money until you get the 'well-oiled' machine running at optimal levels to create your success on 'autopilot'.
Because there is a learning curve and there are lots of obstacles to overcome, we need to guard against being discouraged at all times. Discouragement is the opposite of motivation. We need to stay motivated at all times and to refuse to be discouraged. We may have to do mental exercises as part of our process on an ongong basis. Even talking to yourself to say how everything is great, how you are fine and doing a good job can really help to strengthen your resolve to succeed. No matter what negative thought or comment may come to mind, we have to counter that with something positive.
Since you are in new territory and have not yet built up your skill or expertise in the field, to give you confidence, you may need to rely on things you have done in the past that made you feel proud or strong. Think about all of your accomplishments no matter how small you think they are, and even write them down; Go all the way back to your childhood and remember every thing you can about times where you were feeling good about yourself. Then keep those facts close at hand in your mind so that you can call on them when you start to feel like you are losing the battle against negativity. Believe you can succeed in starting a new business and that you will go far with it.
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By Jon Allo
The way to make money online if you don't have your own products or services is to sell other people's who will pay you a commission each time you make a sale. This business strategy is known as affiliate marketing and it is a very popular method used by internet entrepreneurs to make money from home.
When you sell products and services as an affiliate, both digital and tangible products are available. Digital products include things like eBooks, video tutorials and membership websites that can be used online or downloaded directly to the customer's laptop or computer. A tangible product is something that is actually shipped to the chosen address of the customer.
How To Make Money On The Internet With Affiliate Marketing.
Affiliate marketing is great way to learn how to make money online because there is a huge variety of different business markets that you can get involved in. You don't have to buy any stock, organise any deliveries or get involved with any customer queries. The product owner does all of this. Your job is to find the customers and promote the products to them.
If you want to sell tangible products, you can become an affiliate for websites such as Amazon, CJ Affiliate and Share-a-Sale. If you're going to sell digital products, the most well known websites to find these products are ClickBank, JVZoo or Warrior Plus.
Selling both digital and tangible products are great ways to make money online. When you have decided what you want to sell, you join your chosen product's affiliate program (which is usually free to join) and you will given a unique affiliate URL link to the product owner's website. This is the link that you give to potential customers when you promote the products. Any sales made via your link will be tracked back to you and you'll get paid a commission on the sale.
To Make Money From Home You Need Customers.
When you are start to make money online from the convenience of your own home, the greatest challenge is getting a constant flow of buying customers to click on your affiliate link. There are many methods you can use to get customers. Some methods are free and some can be quite costly if not done properly.
You have to decide what kinds of products you want to promote. You can promote high ticket items that pay out big commissions, or promote items that have lower commissions, but will sell at a higher volume. Your income potential is unlimited so long as you promote quality digital or tangible products that will benefit your consumers.
Keep in mind that when you start to make money from home with affiliate marketing, you won't have a huge level of sales on your first day. It will take some time to develop an acceptable income. The most important rules of how to make money online comes down to determination, careful research, and developing a relationship with your customers. As an affiliate marketer, you can make money from home as long as you have a laptop or computer and an internet connection. It is possible to generate a good income when you choose the right market, stay committed and understand your target audience.
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Getting more traffic to your website is always on a business owner's mind. Higher volume traffic helps with list building and improves your chances for finding new clients and filling your pipeline. But once you start to get a steady stream of visitors, what's the best way to build your list?
Some business owners want people to see their home page first. This is where people learn about what you do and everything you offer from services to products. While this might seem like the best place for visitors to stop first, it's really not a good online marketing strategy. The biggest reason is that your home page has too many options for a new visitor to digest. This often causes confusion, and a confused visitor frequently clicks away before you can capture any contact information. That won't help you expand your list.
We found the squeeze page or landing page works best for list building. With a squeeze page, the only thing the visitor sees is the opportunity to get your Irresistible Free Offer (IFO). Announce the offer on this unique page, explain why it provides the solution to their problem, and then request their name and email address so they can download it. Now you've got another person in your data base.
For the best results, the design of your squeeze page should be very simple and clean. Make it very clear that you want visitors to put their contact information into the opt-in box. You might even use arrows or other graphic devices which direct the eye to the opt-in box.
Don't have any other links that will distract visitors. Don't include any navigation to other pages because this is another distraction. You don't want to provide any reason for people to get lost or click away. The total focus of the squeeze page is on your IFO and capturing their contact details. After entering their information and gaining access to your IFO, you can redirect them to the home page.
Of course you can also mention your IFO and newsletter on your home page as well. No reason to miss this opportunity. Just keep in mind your squeeze page will convert far more visitors which is the number one reason why you want to build one.
If list building is one of your goals, it's time to create your squeeze page. Remember why you created your IFO. Think about the problems your ideal clients have that keep them up at 2 a.m. That is what you write about for your squeeze page, as well as how your offer solves the problem. Add an opt-in box requesting name and email address so people can have instant access to your IFO. This is a very powerful list building strategy.
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The ideal time to start a business at home is when you have at least one income stream. This will ensure your survival while you are planning, building, developing and maintaining an Internet home business.
Ever hear the saying, 'why put off until tomorrow what you can do today'? A good reason to start today is because you don't know what tomorrow will bring. If this was for example that you got laid off from your job due to downsizing, outsourcing, mergers, etc. You know they don't give you much warning in many cases.
That kind of adds insult to injury because it completely throws a wrench into everything. Your whole routine, budget and all can become quickly 'not applicable'. Your entire way of life needs to change radically while you try to find other work. The bills go on just the same during the suspension or at least reduction in the income that you thought you had.
You need to survive between jobs in other words. So the point is when you are in dire straits is not the best time to start a new business because you need to be in a hurry. Some things just won't hurry particularly if you have learning curves which most people do when starting something new.
So the time to start is when you have an income and you can afford to take your time; and something else that works in favor of you eventually being successful is that with an income, you can afford to feel your home business is a labor of love, something like a hobby or interest that you enjoy doing (the making money hobby).
If your part-time business already has some kind of structure and is already running to some degree, then if something unexpected happens, you can merely ramp it up! You can just welcome that you will have more time to invest in your own business now that you don't have your bummer commute and surly boss to contend with!
Anything can happen where you might need to raise substanial extra money quickly - a major car repair, natural disaster, relocation, personal family matters, etc. It is a whole different 'ballgame' if you have been able to earn extra money with your part-time internet home business and have been able to save it; you don't have to panic as much because you know you have it covered for a few months or so until you can land on your feet!
Think about it - It's a lot easier if you could see tomorrow coming! Not to know the future, but just to have a contingency plan for whichever way things go. If you are prepared and engaged in your financial health and your security, you will use your spare time wisely to do something more productive instead of just 'hanging out'.
By Jon Allo
If you have an online business that you are trying to promote then one of the best and most cost effective online marketing strategies is an article marketing strategy. Article marketing works by submitting short articles of approximately 400 to 500 words, which are related to the product or service you wish to promote, to various online article directories.
If the articles are well written they will be easily found on search engines and read by people who are interested in what you have to offer. The key to your article marketing strategy is the link in your article that takes readers to your website where they can find out more about your products and services.
But an effective article marketing strategy is more than writing a few hundred words and hoping people will read them. Your articles must contain useful information and keywords or keyword phrases used by those who are looking for what you have to offer. There are a variety of reasons why article marketing remains one of the most effective online marketing strategies.
1. Establishes Authority.
Your article marketing strategy will help you position yourself as the expert in your marketplace. It is an excellent way to build respect in the niche you are trying to reach. People like to buy from and deal with the best and if your audience see your well written and informative articles they will see you as an authority. The more that you have written about a specific subject, the more trusted you will become and the more likely that people will buy what you have to offer.
2. A Cost Effective Marketing Strategy.
In comparison to other online marketing strategies, article marketing it is very cost effective. Article directories will publish your content to their websites for free. When you write an article, it will only cost you the amount of time it took you to research and write it. If you don't want to write it yourself, an easy article marketing strategy is to hire someone to do it for you. There are many good writers online who would be prepared to write your articles for you at a very reasonable cost.
3. Better Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
When you write an article with a link back to your website and you submit it to an article directory, that link is considered a backlink. One of the best online marketing strategies to raise your website ranking on the search engines is with backlinks. The more backlinks you have, the more traffic your website will receive and that will lead to more sales. Your well written article will also have a resource box with a strong call to action. This will invite those reading the article to go to your website to find out more about what you have to offer.
4. Reach A Larger Audience Share.
Your article marketing strategy will help you reach a much larger target audience than you otherwise would have. Those who are interested in your products or services will be the ones who read your article. You won't be putting your marketing efforts in front of people who may or may not care about what you have to offer. This is why it is one of the best online marketing strategies because your article will be read by people who are truly interested in what you are doing and are also very likely will want to buy what you are selling.
5. Long Term Benefit.
A well written article that contains good keywords can stay in circulation for many months or even years. There are not many online marketing strategies that can achieve that kind of durability. Article directories are some of the most visited websites on the internet and publishing articles on them means you can direct some of this traffic back to your website for years to come..
Success in business is mostly about marketing, especially online. Great marketing can sell an average product but poor marketing cannot sell a great product. To learn more about building a successful online business, you can get free access to one of the best online business marketing bootcamps available.
Copyright © 2014 Sydney Dinsmore
If you seriously think you could run a home business and expect it to be successful, then you really need to get serious about your home business. The best thing you can do is think of your home business as if it were a job that you are expected to arrive at and leave certain times on certain days.
Your home business has to be a priority in your life just as a job would have priority over everything else. You will need to arrange your family time and social time around your work days. Take the attitude towards thinking of your home business as if you were going to an employer. If you treated an employer with an attitude of "I'll do it when I get around to it." You probably wouldn't be employed long.
With your home business you will want to think about the hours and days you plan to spend on the home business. Your business plan should include the days and times you will work. It's completely understandable that there are factors in life that need priority. Children, pets, spouses and the like will need to have time in your schedule too or you won't be successful. Stay consistent and form the habit to work your business as scheduled.
Beware of time stealing activities such as email. It is so easy to get caught up with reading email after email. Before you know it hours have gone by and you forgot to be productive with your home business. Perhaps give your email 15 minutes. File important emails away to view later when you have a spare moment.
Be sure to use your home business blog sites. This is the least expensive best way to get the search engines to find your home business websites. Write some original content about anything you want. Give this activity 30 minutes daily. Be original, be yourself, enjoy writing about whatever your up to for the day. Kind of like posting your home business thoughts to Facebook or Twitter.
Create your home business todo list and follow it daily. Some of these tasks might include the following; give each of these tasks 15 minutes each. Manage your email autoresponder list; check your affiliate company commissions by logging in to see your downline; check into your social networks for any business related messages. Give these next tasks about 30 minutes each, use your advertising strategies such as traffic exchanges, list builders, solo ads, email marketing etc.; add any other home business activity that's working for you.
Remember to always be aware that you are working on your home business. Imagine your employer is watching over your shoulder. Don't waste time cruising around the internet searching for an answer to a question you might have. So often one link leads to another and before you know you forgot what you were even looking for. Be sure to constantly be promoting your home business in the days and times you set for yourself.
As a mom, grandma and ex human resources assistant I find it impossible to stop looking for the perfect online home business. Three years ago I was a victim of corporate downsizing. My company of over 830 employees closed their doors for good. I never want to feel that helpless again. I need to earn the income I desire from home and take control. This isn't a job, it's a future! ---> http://tinyurl.com/ols8nqg
Copyright © 2014 Mark Danny
It is essential for any website as it identifies the problems which the site is facing during indexing any website.
Why Use Webmaster Tools?
Google webmaster Tools is quite useful in monitoring the performance of any website. It helps you in ensuring that Google can access your content. It enables you to remove the content you don't want to be shown in Google research results. It makes your site more visible to searches by causing minimal disruption.
It is helpful in finding out how Google search and the potential customers see your website. It figures out which queries are bringing more traffic to your website than others. It determines whether your product prices, company contact information or any events are highlighted in search results or not. It helps you in finding out which sites are linking to your website.
Here are the most important benefits of using Google Webmaster Tools.
The Best-Not Provided alternative for Keyword Data
Through Google Webmaster Tools you will be able to monitor keywords over time. It is not possible to exactly figure out which keywords are most productive as analytical reports are mostly plagued by dreaded messages.
Google will help you in giving insight into impressions and clicks which finally enables you to figure out about the visitors who are reaching your website. You can also find out the percentage of people who have decided to click on your website through data related to the click-through-rate. The information about ranking keywords can be obtained through the Search Queries tab in combination with Google Analytics data.
Keyword monitoring guide you towards finding out the direction you should follow regarding the keywords which are needed to be ranked.
Figure out Links to Any Website
Google Webmaster Tools helps you in finding out the total number of links to your site. It also gives information about the most linked pages and how different data is linked. Reality is that in some cases Google is not able to list all the back links. There is an upper limit of 100,000 links. URL lists can be downloaded in a CSV or a Google Docs file for further analysis.
Give Awareness about the issues of Any Site through Email
Google Webmaster Tools can be helpful in keeping track of any issues related to your website. If your website is penalized by Google or your site is facing any other problem GWT will alert you the moment it happens.
Recover your Website Through Disavow Tools
Sometimes Website is penalized by Google for one reason or the other but this is not the end of the world. When manual actions are taken against any website, Google Webmaster Tools does not provide any specific information related to the links that are creating problems. In this case one should simply go through his/her website and find out all the unnatural links. After figuring out you can simply remove them.
Identification of Broken Pages on your Website
Google Webmaster Tools helps you in monitoring crawl errors from time to time which are keeping away your site visitors.
When visitors find difficulty in accessing your site or certain pages from your website they will definitely go to other search links. So Through GWT you can figure out the errors which are disappointing your visitors and fix them accordingly. http://www.aimcreativeagency.com
By Jon Allo
The process of how to start an online business is not as complicated or costly as you may think. The set up costs for an online business are low as compared to a traditional 'bricks and mortar' business and you do not have to be a technical wizard to start an internet business. In fact, you do not even need your own products or services as you can sell other people's products and get paid a commission when somebody buys from you.
1. What Do You Want To Sell?
Firstly, when you start an online business you need something to sell. It's important to select something that interests you. It will be difficult to keep your commitment going for your new business if you don't like what you are selling. You don't have to be an expert in what you choose, as you can learn as you go along, but you need to stay enthusiastic and want to keep developing your internet business.
Starting up an internet business is easy when you become an affiliate for websites such as Amazon, CJ Affiliate, ClickBank or JVZoo. From these websites you can sell any products you like and earn commissions on every sale.
2. Get A Website Domain Name And Hosting.
The next step on how to start an online business is to get a domain name. Your domain name is your website address on the internet. It is how people will find your business on the internet with an easy to remember word or set of words. You will also need to 'rent' some space on the internet, called website hosting, so that your business will actually be online.
3. Develop A Website.
One of the main things that most people worry about when they want to know how to start an online business is building a website. But it is not as complicated as it may seem. There are now many software programs available that make it easy for new online business owners to create their own website. If you do not want to build your own website when you start an internet business, you can get a web designer to do it for you. Don't forget to keep the layout clean and simple and make it easy for website visitors to find your products and services. You will need to update your website's subject material frequently and have a contact form so that people can get hold of you.
4. Generate Traffic To Your Website.
Even if your website has the best design and incredible products on offer, you cannot start an internet business if nobody is aware that your business exists! You have to learn how to build website traffic to make sales. This can be done with both paid and free methods. Remember that no visitors means no business.
5. Build A Customer List.
Collecting customer's email addresses, or list building, is one of the best online business strategies for success. To do this properly you need an autoresponder. This piece of software can manage many more emails than you could ever process manually and helps you to organise your database of customers.
6. Training and knowledge.
If you started a new job working for somebody else, you would need to have somebody to show you what you needed to do. It is no different when you start an internet business. You can, and most likely will, become stuck with particular areas at some time or another. By investing in your online business training, you'll learn how to successfully start an online business. Take time to learn from those who have gone before you so that you can avoid mistakes and become profitable more quickly.
Regardless of your age, education, technical skills or qualifications there are no specific requirements if you want to start your own online business. If you can send an email you can do it. To get free access to the best online business training series from the world’s first digital marketing academy, specifically created for entrepreneurs who want to build their own online business, click here now.
Copyright © 2014 Adept Affiliates
It is absolutely true that we do best at what we like to do. In your career you are very fortunate if you have a job that you completely love. This might only really be possible if you decided early in your life what you want to 'be' and took the action to get the education or training to do what you wanted to do. Starting a business is another chance.
Many people see a job as only a means to an end - it pays the bills. They tolerate it out of necessity only. Within reason they are willing to put in the time and follow the directions to keep that position. Some will try to exceed expectations so that they might be promoted to a better-paying job some day.
If that doesn't happen in a reasonble period of time, and they have confidence and self-esteem, they will make a promotion happen even if they have to look outside of their present company to find a better job. Or if you are very creative and brave, you may develop your own business.
Long gone are the days when people got a job and stayed there for their entire career, slowly and sometimes painfully 'working themselves up the corporate ladder'. In fact in some cases when it comes to 'down sizing' or 'workforce reduction' in our economic climate for the past few decades, it is often those that are the higher paid or more experienced employees that are cut.
Unfortunately loving your job and doing your very best doesn't count for anything when a company has decided to make changes. They do not see people - they see positions. It is hard for us to understand how they can be so cold, but 'that's business'. It's about the bottom line, making the most profit and not about doing what is right for the employees necessarily.
So if you are in a position to start a business of your own, you might as well do something that you love to do if possible; or another way to look at it is to do what you have to do and love it. Sometimes there has to be trade-offs - so you may be required to perform some tasks you are not crazy about. To stay on top of this, you may have to enumerate the things you do love about working at home, and there is a lot to love.
If you are starting out and have to work a day job and create 'spare' time to nurture a budding business, it will not be as easy to realize what is so preferable about working from your home unless you really like what you are doing; or at the very least might be doing something in an industry that you find attractive or necessary.
Think about how great doing your work at the time(s) when you feel like it is, and having the freedom to do something else whenever the opportunity arises (and do the work later of course); think about all the money you are saving on transportation to and from a job - add it up - the gas, parking, bridge tolls, etc; then realize how much you will not miss the stress of commuting in traffic and all that this can involve, for example (the freeway that is more like a parking lot during rush hour(s).
Just these alone are major things to love about having your own business at home! In addition, you can enjoy the peaceful, quiet atmosphere and just the feeling of control you will have by taking charge of your own life; ...and it would even add more impetus to 'work it' if it is something that you are interested in - for example if you can create a business from a hobby or interest that you have. This would go a long way to encourage you to expend your energy in that direction.
There is a saying that is 'some people work to live and others live to work' - You have to really enjoy working to set yourself up with a day job and a part-time home business - of course the idea there is to someday quit the day job and to support yourself entirely from your own business at home!
My name is James Kuan co-Founder of AdeptAffiliates.com and I am also an Affiliate manager leading a team of highly motivated Team Leaders. My priority is to inspires and motivate new affiliates to achieve their dreams in the shortest time possible. You can articles that covers a wide range of topic in building a successful Affiliates Team.