Thursday, 28 February 2013

How to Make Money Online Without a Website

How to Make Money Online Without a Website PhotoWith the ever growing online businesses, money making opportunities without a website are flooding. Yes, you read that right. You don’t need to buy a domain name, secure a hosting and to create a personal website to earn hard cash online.
Here are some of the not-so-popular tips in making money online; they’re quick but not tacky.

Answer surveys

This is one of the easiest ways in earning money online without a website. This is done through participating in paid surveys or market research studies. All you need to do is to search for a legitimate survey site and register an account. Survey invitations will flood your e-mails.
Most of these online surveys need ten to forty-five minutes to complete, depending on the project’s scale. Payment depends on the length of the survey. The bigger the project the more earnings you’ll get.

Write blog articles

This has become a popular way to make money online. At present, there are hundreds of websites looking for article writers. You can earn as much as $1000+ bucks for bulk projects. If writing is your passion, this is your best avenue for earning.

Revise Private Label Rights articles

If you are an average writer and a slow one, you might want to consider this option. Rewriting or revising PLR articles might work for you. Yeah, it might not be the typical job you want to keep for a long time, but it sure does come in handy at times.

Work as a virtual assistant

If you’re into techy stuff, try working as a virtual assistant. SEO specialists and Webmasters perform various tasks to keep their client’s website rolling. Now, this is where you come in – most of the time they hire outsourcers to perform other tasks for them.
You can check out sites like and There are lots of contractors on these sites just waiting for you to poke them. So go ahead and start stretching those fingers.

Fiverr gigs

At Fiverr, you can sell anything (from total nonsense to absolute brilliance) – they call this “gig”. What’s cool is that you don’t have to monetize and maintain your website. All you have to do is post a gig, wait for clients to find your stuff and wait for orders.
If you have more to offer, then post more gigs. That will surely keep you busy over the weekends.

Ad swaps

This one requires a certain degree of knowledge to pull off. Ad swapping is simply email blasting a list of user emails either to share relevant information or to sell products or a bit of both.
Obviously, you want to do both. You can either search for companies online that’d offer affiliate commissions for promoting their product, or you can sign up on affiliate sites like Amazoncommission junction and Clickbank.
Regardless if you want to do it full time or part time, earning online has a lot to do with what you got to offer. There will always be opportunities online. You just have to throw extra time researching.
By RIENZI FAST.  Article Source:

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Google+ Profits: How To Use Google+ To Make Money

I wonder if Google+ will always seem like the newcomer in town.  They’re kind of like someone who moves into a small town – 10 years later, people will still be referring to them as the new family. 
But seriously – so many people are still sitting back and wondering “if” they should join Google+.  People are even angry, it seems, that they have to learn one more thing. 
While the speed of change has certainly increased with social media, I’m surprised that people seem to take it so personally when a new network comes out or one of the existing platforms makes a change.  I mean – if you don’t want to keep up with it all, you have choices!  Either stop using it (and take the risk that you will slowly go out of business) or do some homework and find an outsourcing solution.  But you don’t have to be miserable every time there’s a change!
Just sayin! 
I honestly think that anyone dragging their feet on Google+ is bound to lose out.  With the way that Google is connecting social media to so many other apps, to search itself, this is another development that will forever change the way we seek and find information online.  Honestly – I think this has all of the characteristics of being big – maybe even as big as the emergence of social networking itself.
But since there are so many who don’t understand how to use Google+ at all – much less how to use it to increase your business, I wanted to talk about a few of the ways that Google+ can help you connect with prospects and customers, boost your business and increase your bottom line.
1.     Complete your profile
This is your first step to using Google+ for business and maximizing the profits you might earn as a result of this network.  Without a complete profile, people will not inherently trust you as someone to do business with.  You’ll look like you don’t care about your own business – so why should people trust you with their work?  And, you’ll miss out on valuable networking opportunities if you don’t include things like your URL in the website section, or links to thoughtfully chosen landing pages in the “pages I like” section, etc.
2.     Business Pages
Once you have created your personal profile, take a moment to create your business page.  It is so easy to forget to do this, but even if you’re branding yourself rather than a larger business with a different name, there are certain features of business pages that aren’t available on personal profiles.   You can create as many business pages as you want to, and you can custom target your marketing efforts to various segments of your niche.
3.     Communities
Google+ communities have taken off since they were introduced!  Anyone can create a Google+ community, and this is a fantastic way to network as well as to establish yourself as a thought leader in your industry.  Be sure to be an active, respectful and polite participant to get the most use out of this feature. 
What are some other ways you’ve used Google+ to boost your business?  Leave a comment below – I’d love to hear!

By Kim Garst, article source:

Monday, 11 February 2013

Google Adsense - my personal experience

is an ad serving network that allows you to create custom ads and ad channels, and display text, image or rich ads using embeddable code snippets.
AdSense ads are easy to customize and configure so that they integrate seamlessly into your blog.

In this post, I’d like to share some of my experience.

1.  How much can you earn from Google Adsense

Last month I placed a Google ads on my blog (  You will notice the Google Ads on the top left side skyscraper. When people become interested in the ads and click on it, Google will pay me a small amount of ads fee. 
The revenue does not seem to be astronomical.  But it is a good way to monetise your blog and generate smart passive income.  However, you will get a good sense of satisfaction if you keep a low expectation on the initial revenue generated from Google Adsense.

2.    How to get a Google Adsense account

Lately Google has become quite stringent in granting new applications for Google Adsense.
I have heard quite a number of successful stories by following the above approach:
1) open a new Gmail account, and 
2) create a new blog linked to the new Gmail account, and 
3) post 5 articles in 5 consecutive days, and then 
4) apply for a Google Adsense account. 

However, my test experience in applying for a new Google Adsense account, does not seem to have such good luck. 
I lodged two subsequent applications for a new Google Adsense account on

Google declined both applications on two separate grounds:

Case A: Insufficient content

“Insufficient content: To be considered for AdSense, your site must contain
enough text content for our specialists to review and for our crawlers to
identify relevant ads to show on your pages. We recommend including more
complete sentences and paragraphs on your site. We require websites to be
fully launched and functioning, allowing users to navigate throughout your
site with a menu, sitemap, or appropriate links. Once the majority of your
site is complete and functional, we'll be happy to reconsider your

  Case B - Domain ownership


"Domain ownership: To complete our review of your website, we need to confirm that you have access to the HTML source code of the URL you've submitted or were given access to AdSense via a third-party platform.

I. If you host your own website or can edit the HTML code, please complete the following steps:
    1. Access the HTML source code of your website.
    2. Create a separate page on the site and paste the snippet:”

3. Successful Application for a Google Adsense account

After these two unsuccessful application, I lodged a third fresh application using a different gmail address.  This time I filled a comprehensive website of mine ( in the associated website box.

Very soon, Google sent an email and asked me to place some codes into the html page on the site.  After following the following steps, my Google adsense account was fully approved last month.

“STEP 1: Access your account.

Visit and sign in using the email address and password you submitted with your application. If you've forgotten your password, visit: Please also make sure you have valid contact information in your account.

STEP 2: Create an AdSense ad unit.

Visit the "My ads" tab, confirm the product selected is "Content" and click "+New ad unit" or use the guided tour:

STEP 3: Implement the ad code on your pages.

After you create your ad unit, click “Save and get code” to generate the ad code to paste into the HTML source of your website. For help implementing the code, visit our Code Implementation Guide:

If you don't have access to edit the HTML source of your pages, please contact your webmaster or hosting company.”
4. A tip on where to place the Google Ads

Once you get your Google Adsense account approved, you can actually place your Google ads on different websites and blogs from your initial application.  For example, I used in my Google Adsense application as the intended site to place my ads.  Once approved, I have now placed the Google ads on my blog (click on Layout -> AdSense)

So this is my experience with Google Adsense so far.  Do you want to share your experience in the comments box below?  I look forward to hearing from you.

Happy money making with Google Adsense!

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

5 Best Small Business Ideas to Make Money Online

Coming up with great small business ideas to make money online is not easy. Millions of people have tried millions of things, and this serves to make the Web a very cluttered graveyard of failed small businesses.

The secret to starting a profitable and successful small business online is to get customers and clients as quickly as possible.

Like seedlings in a forest have to grow quickly to compete for limited sunlight, so online small business startups have to aggressively find new customers and clients to compete for sales and revenue.

This article will share 5 great small business ideas that can make money online and, hopefully, become profitable as quickly as possible.

Top 5 small business ideas to make money online
While all businesses need a flow of income to sustain them, initially, your small business idea will need to make money online quickly – just to survive.

Once you have picked a startup idea, it is important that you:
·         create a high quality Website
·         get up and running quickly
·         create focused, high converting content and landing pages
·         advertise and market aggressively

For each of the small business ideas presented below, I’ll also provide you with some background reading, advice and links to the products, tools and services you will need in order to get started.

You might want to learn a bit more about starting an online business by reading:
·         How to start a business

1. Hyper niche eCommerce store
Setting up and running an online store is easier than you think. If you know a lot about a focused niche (it could be anything from nail clippers to fighter jets), then you stand a good chance of being able to dominate the search engines, and market intelligently to your audience.

Not only are there great online store builders available, but there are also drop-shipping companies that can manage logistics and delivery on your behalf. All you have to do is sell.
Get started
To learn more about how drop-shipping works, read How to start a small business with drop shipping eCommerce.


1.     Choose your niche market and products
2.     Choose a quality drop-shipper like WorldWideBrands, or
3.     Quickly build an eCommerce store using a well known, high quality shopping cart builder

2. Mobile payment collector
Almost any business owner will regale you of stories of how difficult it is to collect payments from customers, clients and other businesses. A lot of the time, payments aren’t forthcoming simply because it is inconvenient for people to get it done – it’s not a priority.

There’s now technology that allows you to accept mobile payments on your iPhone, or other mobile device. Why not start a payment collection agency in your town?

Alternatively, offer businesses the facility to handle mobile payments if, as and when they have occasion to do so.

To make money, take a cut of each transaction, or charge a membership fee.

Get started
There’s not much to this small business in terms of setup. Your main obstacle will be meeting business owners and establishing your service. A blog, and online marketing should form an integral part of your overall marketing (i.e. door to door, flyers, etc):

1.     Get mobile eCommerce facilities using Intuit’s Gopayment
2.     Build a website to market your business online

3. Free software trials and promotions
There are a lot of software companies that need to generate new business. They are often happy to offer promotions and discounts in order to generate buzz for their products and services.

In addition, many software companies are moving their software to the cloud and offering it as SaaS (Software as a Service). Why not start a blog or website that tracks and promotes great deals, free trials and free software?

Get started
1.     Pick a niche (i.e. games, accounting software, small business software, etc)
2.     Create a professional blog and write plenty of great content

What’s nice about this business is that often there are free trials for the software you are about to review – this makes life a lot easier than having to buy it first.

Check out Top free trials, software & services for business for ideas on how to get started.

4. Local listings directory & service
Many businesses do not make an effort to ensure that their local SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and local data are properly implemented.

But, rather than trying to compete directly with Google Places for business, why not offer a directory service that also provides a local SEO boost by completing business listings in all applicable directories, as well as your own.

Charge businesses for a listing in your directory and the SEO service of updating and managing their local listing and SEO. This is a great way to earn a sustained income as you can charge an annual amount for maintaining clients’ listings.

Get started
2.     Research all local listing options such as Google places, yellow pages, local directories
3.     Market your business offering online and offline

5. Guest blog & convert
There are a lot of guest bloggers looking to place their content on other websites. By offering guest bloggers a link back to their website, and possibly some other social backlinks (Hint: check out the author bio at the bottom of this page), you can encourage people to write original content for your blog.

Creating content is one of the hardest parts about building an online business, so using guest bloggers is a great way to build it up. Your job then becomes editing for SEO (Search Engine Optimization), and working out the best way to generate revenue from that content (i.e. Google AdWords, direct advertising, affiliate links, etc).

While, it’s not hard to set up your blog, it is a bit harder to learn SEO and how to make money from online content.

Get started
2.     Advertise for guest posts on your blog, and on sites like Craigslist
3.     Learn about SEO and Internet marketing

There are my top 5 small business ideas to make money online. Are you going to try one? If so, tell us how it goes. Alternatively, add your own ideas and suggestions for small business startups with an online focus in the comments.

By David Mercer.   
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