How To Make Money Online

A few years back, when people say they are making money online i just chuckle at their guts cos i believe all they are doing is nothing but yahoo yahoo. a friend once visited a relative he was expecting to help secure a high paying job only to be told that getting one is hard and that it is better to seek solace in self employment and she specifically point out that her 23 year old son is making good money online. We smiled at her supposed ignorance cos we so believed the dude was definitely a yahoo boy who was banking on his “mothers ignorance” to get going. We rather turned out to be the “ignorant”. Today, am grinning as i write this to help us all grow our chances of making money online.

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT BLOGGING
You can make Money from Setting up Blog for others/ Redesigning it for custom outlooks. I make money redesigning other people’s blogs. Some people who love my blog do ask me to redesign theirs while some pay me, just to create new blogs for them too. If you master the art of blogging, you too can start making money this way. This post is going to change your mindset today. I know that if you can take the right steps, and run the race with open mind, you can actually make 5 – 6 figures with your blog annually. READ MORE

MAKING MONEY FROM ADSENSE

Google has a program called AdSense which can make money for you as a Blogger and its FREE. This is how it works. You set up a simple blog, then you register a free google adsense account and then google allows you to display different marketer’s pay per click adverts on your blog. When visitors your blog click on any of these advert links, you make money.

Google will pay you either in dollars or in Euro by sending a cheque to your address right here in Nigeria. The advantage is that you don’t even need to pre-sell your visitors, because you get paid for the click – not the sale, all you need worry about is the traffic.

While this is a “quick and dirty” way to monetize a blog, it shouldn’t be your first choice. That’s because if you’ve chosen a good niche and you’re sending highly targeted traffic to your blog, then you should be able to make more money by selling your own products or affiliate products. I advice you to contact us at BusinessMODE to register you on one of the ASPIREHIGH packages design to reduce the stress of online market  new entrants.

ADVERTISING LINKS/SPACE ON YOUR BLOG/WEBSITE

<Another profitable way to make money with the same blog is to sell advert space and advert links on your blog. This means that people will pay you money (it could be per week or per month) to place banner adverts on your blog so that when people visit your blog and they can click on those ads which would lead them to the advertisers website.

You can charge from around  N2,500 – N25,000 per week for banner ads to be placed on your blog depending on the traffic you get & the advertisers need. No matter how cheap you charge, you have nothing to loose as it does not stop you from doing a thing.

AFFILIATE MARKETING

Affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought by the affiliate’s own marketing efforts. You may not have the thirst to create your own products to sell or you don’t have the time then this will be a good starting point for you. Whatever your blog niche, there are products out there being sold that are related to your topic. You can be an affiliate of such products right here in Nigeria.

The industry has four core players: the merchant (also known as ‘retailer’ or ‘brand’), the network (that contains offers for the affiliate to choose from and also takes care of the payments), the publisher (also known as ‘the affiliate’), and the customer. The market has grown in complexity, resulting in the emergence of a secondary tier of players, including affiliate management agencies, super-affiliates and specialized third party vendors.

This means that you sell the person’s product using HIS/HER website and you are given a commission per sale. Most times, the least commission is 50% and it can even go as high as 70% commission depending on what they are selling. Services usually give more than physical goods. All you need to do is contact the owner and request to be his affiliate, work out some terms and off you go, making money without doing any product creation.

READ MORE ABOUT AFFILIATE MARKETING HERE

ASPIREHIGH is giving new / potential bloggers the opportunity to delve deep into the oceans from the start without fear of technicalities. We’ll get your blog/website running within 72 hours with all the contents needed for you to start making money. Anytime a client pay you for our service, you 45% of the total  rate we set.

You can sell our tutorial eBooks on your blog just with a token right of ownership purchase. The ebooks will come with persuasive articles who’s contents are calculated to drive sales of the product embedded. The materials  will bear your name as the author. Here you have 100% profit. I make money selling other peoples digital products and in turn they pay me commission for selling the product. Here at BusinessMODE , we are committed to help you grow. You can check some of our special offers that can help you attain your height in the online sphere. Check our Special Offers for opportunities available.

Let’s say you decide to sell the product at N300 and just 400 people buy it from you within 30 days of setting up your blog, YOU would have made a cool N120,000 without any stress of creating the product yourself.

DESIGNING WEBSITES
I know you’ll start saying you are not a programmer. Sure that is true but you can still Make money from web design. I design websites for clients based on what they want and I get paid in return. If you don’t know how to design websites, go and _learn it, so you can start making money from this service asap. Go and learn how to use some of the common tools available and you will be able to start designing cool websites for clients. We can help you out with that.

READ MORE ON WEBSITES DESIGN AND BEST RESOURCE TO USE

USE SOCIAL MEDIA
You can Make money from social media like twitter and Facebook services…
Some people do pay me to help them customize their Facebook Fan pages while some do pay me to help them advertise their products/services on Facebook. Check my facebook page GossipHA Magazine.

Make Money Designing Logos-
Business firms are springing up everyday and branding is very important in projecting the image of the company. You Can make good money by learning graphics design and making money in designing logo  and branding. See More On Logo Designing Samples

YOU CAN MAKE MORE MONEY THAN YOUR BOSS -YOU ARE SURPRISE? JUST CHECK OUT HOW TO Become A Marketing Executive And Make Good Money. Check Available OPPORTUNITIES HERE!!!
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THE FASTEST WAY TO MAKE MONEY IS TO START AN ONLINE SHOP. Here you have physical goods to sell and need little or no persuation to sell. ONCE you have what is trendding then you’ll be good to go. The good thing is that you can dropship -buy goods with OPM and make gain without spending a dime. Plus in dropshipping, you dont take inventory of stocks.

Count on us anytime you are in need of any help to exploring the business opportunities online.

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WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO HAVE A WEBSITE FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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With over 2.2 billion people online, the internet has revolutionized how we find and share information. The online world is moving at a rapid pace and doesn’t show any signs of slowing. For businesses, a web presence has become a fundamental part of success. But why is a presence on the web so important? How significant is the impact of being online? We’re glad you asked.

Yes, absolutely.

Never before has the world been able to connect across the globe and interact so easily. Think about the last time you needed to know something, anything — chances are you went to look it up online. The Internet has completely changed the way we live and how we gather information. Not only is it now our primary source of information, but it has revolutionized the way businesses operate and communicate with customers.

Websites and the online tools that promote them should be the focal point of all advertising and marketing for all businesses, big or small. Here’s why:

Because people are online.
If you’re looking for an audience, more customers, or people to influence, the web is where your business needs to be. With over 78% of adult Americans using the Internet and an astounding 2.2 billion people online worldwide including Nigerians, it’s no surprise that small businesses with websites experience an average of 39% greater revenue per year than those without websites, according to the Small Business Administration.

Your consumers are online, trust us.

Because it establishes credibility.
When consumers can’t find a company online it raises a red flag. Does this company really exist? Can I trust them? Are they trying to scam me? People are more skeptical than ever.  Even when consumers don’t purchase online, they research and look online before they buy. A survey carried out by Nielsen Advertising in 2012 shows that 58 percent of global online consumers said they more likely to trust a company with “owned media,” such as a company with a website, versus one who doesn’t. When you have a good website, it gives people a peace of mind about your business. Whether you’re selling a product or service, or simply providing information, it’s important for your business to have a web presence in order to establish credibility.

Because it’s a great way to build your brand.
A website lets you brand your business like never before. Websites give you unlimited freedom to determine how your business looks to your customers. Websites are flexible and can grow as yours business evolves, and they also allow your business to be available around the clock, even during off business hours. Add to this that websites are one of the most cost-effective tools available and it’s obvious why so many businesses now leverage a website. Business branding through the web will help you develop a stronger reputation to millions around the world. Potential customers will be able to research your business and find good reviews about the product or service you provide. In fact, consumers say they trust online consumer reviews second from personal recommendations. Think of your website as an extension of your sales staff, helping you nurture and generate leads by educating people on your products or services.

Because it is the best way to engage with prospective customers.
Word of mouth has and always will be the most trusted form of advertisement. 92 percent of consumers around the world say they trust earned media, such as word-of-mouth and recommendations from friends and family, above all other forms of advertising. With a website, you make it easy for consumers to share your business. With a simple link, they can instantly access all your business information. And with social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, it’s now even easier for people the to share things they love or recommend. When you have a website, you give these recommendations a place to go. Websites serves as central place for potential customers to learn more about why your business is so great.

We’re here to help you be successful.
A website is the foundation for a web presence, which is the first step to making your business successful. The task may seem a bit daunting, but we’re here to help guide you through the entire process.  At BusinessMODE Online, we want you to be successful, so we work hard to give you all the tools you need. Throughout the next couple months, we’ll be going over, step-by-step, the entire process of building a website and establishing a strong web presence for your business. From layout to design, creating content, measuring analytics, to learning about different promotional tools, etc., we’re here to help you every step of the way!

Our Basic website design package is aimed at small and start-up businesses that don’t have much to spend to get a quality website. We believe passionately that your website should be the easiest and most cost-effective part of your marketing strategy to put in place and run. We will showcase your business to the world in a professional and user friendly manner, a website that will attract and gain your client’s time and concentration. We will build an information based website that tells your clients everything there is to know about you and your business. Your basic website will be easily navigated by your visitors. We all know first impression matters, so we at BusinessMODE Online will make sure your website visitors smile and stay interested in your website there by spending more time getting to know more about your business and give them a reason to keep coming back.

BusinessMODE Online offers you that opportunity to reach millions of customers not just in Nigeria but around the world for an affordable fee. By contracting us to develop your website, you get the following

  • Unique Domain Name
  • Information Based
  • 4 to 7 Web Pages*
  • 1 Year Web Hosting
  • Basic Social Network Integration
  • Personalized email@yourdomain
  • Basic Image Optimization
  • Information flow to & from back-office systems
  • Basic Content Management System
  • Professional Website Layout & Design
  • Search Engine Optimization Design

YOU CAN MAKE MONEY AS A WEB DESIGNER BY LEARNING THE BASICS … NO TECHNICAL SKILLS NEEDED … FREE TUTORIAL MATERIAL AVAIABLE IN PDF & VEDIO

Contact Us for your work plus you can be an Affiliate Marketer by sending in clients to us and you will get 50% commission on the total payment for the project.

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How Your Relationship Can Affect your Future

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Good morning friends, it’s Sunday morning here in Nigeria. Quite unlike me, I didn’t make it to church. I listened over the loud public address system and anointed myself from the oil in my house. Not a bad idea I guess. Yesterday was Margaret Haynes Meritt wedding anniversary but I didn’t really think about how much success she had credit to her marriage till early this morning when I read for the second time, her post on her 33rd wedding anniversary. wow. 33 years of marriage and all the way without a regret. The surprise is how she figured it out at age 13 and 42 years later, she count him as part of her success. I’ll prefer you read what she wrote about it and how firm she was at age 13. Was it the usual teenage crush? I don’t think so. Read all on her blog.

I celebrated today with a kayak trip (love the outdoors) and dinner out later. We’re pretty busy right now with one son leaving to live in Thailand in August and a daughter returning from L.A. in July. I’m currently headed to London in September to visit my sister. This has me checking out
#London blogs looking for restaurant
recommendations and great photo ops. Let me know if you have any great places to visit or eat. (Also visiting Cheltenham where my sister
lives).

She would love to hear about you plus get every new post delivered to your Inbox from Margaret Haynes Meritt Create a Life Worth Living iblog2earn educating posts that can change your perspective on making money online.

HOW TO DESIGN A WEBSITE


It seems like everyone either has or wants a website. For the latter group–those who don’t have a web site–it might seem like a daunting task, to start one especially here in Nigeria where people don’t have much knowledge of what is happening online. I’ve seen people who walk into a cafe to ask how much it cost to own an email or a Facebook account -that’s “backwardness” as found in our system. It’s funny to think owning an email is a great deal, same is applicable to owning a website or worst of all a self hosted blog.

Starting a website can be very simple and cheap.

This tutorial will teach you how to create your own website and even turn website design to a fertile business that can fetch you as much as N150,000 or more monthly. That is what BusinessMODE is all about -empowering young persons who are willing.

Read Why You Need A Website and how you can Make Money Legitimate Online.

Let’s go there 🙂

There are essentially just three main components to website development:

1. Domain name
2. Web Hosting
3. The Website Code/Design

Let’s cover each of these components and break them down with simple explanations and how they tie into one another.

A domain name is usually a .com, .net, or .org address that visitors use to view your website on the web. The most popular top level domain (TLD) is the .com extension. Domain names are typically sold annually, so when you register a domain name, you have it for one year with the first option to renew it, unless you purchase multiple years up front. When starting a website, it’s important to find a good domain name that represents your brand or business. Read more about what you need to put into consideration before starting your website project HERE.

The domain name is much like an entry in a phone book. Computers communicate by using numbers, called IP addresses, to contact each other, much like you use a phone number to dial a specific person’s phone. If you want people to find your business’s phone number, you want to be listed in a phone book. The phone book tells people looking for your phone number “Company A’s Phone number is xxx- xxx-xxxx” just as a domain tells people (i.e. their computers) “domainA.com is hosted on the server xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx” Without the domain, you would have to tell your customers “Hey my site is located at 123.456.789.123/~mysite/” instead of “mysite.com” You can see how, without a domain, having a site or hosting is impractical.

Web Hosting

After you have a domain name registered, the next step is to get a web hosting package. At BusinessMODE, we recommend signing up with a less expensive shared hosting plans (for a few dollars a month) and then upgrade later if you need it. An exception to this would be if you need custom software or packages (such as live video streaming) that aren’t offered in a shared hosting environment. In thise case, a VPS or Dedicated Server might be a better option. If you’re still not sure which web hosting plan to choose, we recommend reading about the Different Types of Web Hosting plans.

The web-hosting or server portion is much like the space that you rent out to have your business in. It’s merely the space itself. It does not include furnishings like shelves for your products, just as the web-hosting account doesn’t include a site for you to sell your products.

Luckily, in the web-hosting world, it’s very easy to furnish the space provided by your host, because you can install many framework applications through the Fantastico icon within your cPanel. Without the hosting services, you won’t have a place for your files to reside, so your domain would then become like a disconnected phone number in the phone directory, and your site files would have nowhere to stay.

There are quite a number of hosting companies out there including those run by Nigerians like BhlueDomains. But for convenience, we recommend HostGator for your hosting plan.

HostGator is one of the world’s top 10 largest web hosting companies with more than 8,000,000 hosted domains. They have over 850 employees to provide you superior around the clock support. From experience,  are the perfect choice whether you are looking for business, personal, or even Fortune 500 hosting.

Every web hosting plan comes with a 45 day money back guarantee, 99.9% uptime guarantee, and is fully guaranteed by the CEO himself. If you ever have a problem with the regular support, just ask that your ticket be assigned to Adam and he will personally take the time to give you the VIP attention that you deserve.

Your domain name gets “pointed” to your web hosting account by changing the name servers for that domain name. Once that’s been updated, anyone going to your domain name will be viewing the website hosted at your web hosting provider. Web hosting providers like HostGator, provide a control panel to make it easy to administer your website.

Here’s a coupon code for a whopping  25% discount DAhaRuwy4f instead of 20% offered by the company. On the alternative, you can use a1b9l8a1ku to get a $9.94 discount. Just copy and paste when asked for as you register your domain. Click HERE to get your discount.

The Website Code/Design
There are many ways to make a website. website is usually a file that is coded with HTML, and contains image and video elements. It’s possible to create a website using just a text editor like Notepad, but for beginners it’s usually best to use software geared for web development. You can download free software for creating a website such as KompoZer, but since we are hosting with HostGator, we will use one of their free sitebuilder -weebly.

Programming languages like PHP, Ruby, Python, Perl, and ASP.net can also be used to create dynamic web sites. Fortunately there are many different open-source and free web-based software applications based around these languages that don’t require much programming experience to use, such as WordPress, Drupal , and Joomla, to name a few.

If you choose not to use the hosted site builder, provided by HostGator, you can create and edit your web site locally. Once the website is completed, you can then upload your webpages through FTP to your web hosting account so that it’s visible on the web to anyone who goes to your domain name.

The site files are what your visitors and potential customers actually see – your products and services. The site files are the same as any other file you normally use, like a .jpg photograph, or .mp3 music file. Though, website files are also .php files or .html files, which are PHP scripts or html pages respectively. The web host (server) knows how to read these files, which explain how the webpage looks or instruct it to do a series of computations. These computations are things like figuring out what blog article it’s supposed to send back to the viewer, or what forum post it’s supposed to send back.

In summary, you have a site visitor, who goes to your domain name, which translates into your server IP address, then the server sends that user your site files, which their browser represents to them as a typical “web-page.” You can see that, without each of these 3 elements, you won’t really have a “web-site.”

———————–HERE WE GO—————————

To start with your hosting, click on the HostGator barnner below.

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Below is the screen shot of what you will see when there. Select a plan as seen below. We always recommend the baby plan because it gives you room to add more domains without paying for a fresh hosting. so with one hosting, you can have as many as websites as you want. It goes for about $6.36, but remember you can get 25% discount by using the coupon code I showed you. To proceed, click on the Order Now button as marked on the screen shot below.

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* Start by filling the domain name you wish to use in the space where it reads “Enter Your Domain Here:” then select if you want a .com, .net, .org, .biz or whatever  suffix you want to use.

* Choose the Package Type (baby is what we recommend)

* Choose the duration you want for the hosting (the longer the duration, the cheaper the price)

 *Fill in the billing information and other details.

* Put in the coupon code DAhaRuwy4f  then validate to get a 25% discount

*Scroll down to where it reads “Please review the order details below:” check to see if the COUPON CODE is reading DAhaRuwy4f 25% with the total discounted amount reading on the other side.

* Click in the box to confirm that you read and agree with their terms and conditions

*Click create account and you are cool.

—–YOU ARE GOOD TO GO—–

Save the password in a secured place the move on with your design.

search for Base Kit Site Builders on the cPanel then select Weebly to be installed. You can choose to go to Weebly directly to fill in the details required and that’s all. Click on the Weebly banner below to got to their website.

The Easiest Way to Create a Website. Weebly.com

INTRODUCTION

The Weebly website builder is a WYSIWYG website construction tool which will aid you in creating and publishing an attractive website in no time!

Features Overview

With Weebly, you can drag and drop elements from the toolbar directly to your page, making the website building process as seamless as possible. Here are some of the things you can do with Weebly:

  • Create and organize your web pages
  • Enrich your site with creative content layouts that allow you to add:
    • Text
    • Images
    • RSS feed reader
    • Contact forms
  • Share interactive multimedia elements like:
    • Slideshows
    • Videos
    • Flash
    • Google Maps
    • Photo galleries
  • Enhance your site with a customizable theme
  • Plus much more!

Premium Features

While the basic version of Weebly has everything you need to get your site up and running, premium features are available to help you take your site to the next level. You can add these features at any time by clicking on them in Weebly.

Premium features include:

  • E-commerce upgrade which allows you to add revenue-building tools to your pages
  • Additional multimedia elements such as file downloads, audio player and embedded documents
  • Custom favicon
  • Site password protection

To learn more about Weebly’s advanced settings and premium features, please see:

Weebly Site Builder Tutorial and Walkthrough Part 1

You can create a fantastic website using the Weebly website builder. In the following tutorial, we will show you how to get started with your website by choosing a theme, customizing your layout, setting up text and uploading images.

To get started creating your website:

1. In the Design tab, choose a theme that closely represents the type of layout and color scheme you wish to have on your website. 2. After selecting a theme, modify the default image: a. On the default image, click Edit Image. b. From the toolbar, click Add Image to use a different image from the library of free images or to upload your own. c. Edit the image as you wish and click Save. d. From the toolbar, click Add Text to place text over the image. 3. Change the website title bar. Select Off to remove the title bar; Text to type a title; or Logo to use an image. When on, the title bar will appear on all pages. Change the site title in the Settings Tab. 4. In the Pages Tab, you can give the page a fitting name and add more pages if you’d like. Click Save Settings > Edit Page to save and return to the page you’re working on. 5. Create content on your page by using the Picture with Paragraph element. Upload an image from your computer which matches your text content. You can add links, by highlighting text and clicking the link button in the toolbar. You can add additional titles, paragraph or images to your page by dragging and dropping them from the toolbar.

Weebly Site Builder Tutorial and Walkthrough Part 2

Now that you have taken your first step toward building a website with Weebly, you will want to enhance the site by adding some multimedia features and maybe another page or two.

To learn how to add multimedia features and new pages to your Weebly website, follow along with the video above or the steps below. For more detailed instructions, click on any of the links in the steps below.

1. Add a new page from the pages tab to use as a gallery. Click Edit Page to start making changes. 2. Drag and drop a Paragraph with Title from the Elements tab onto your page. Add content to the paragraph to describe your new gallery page. 3. Add a photo gallery from the multimedia section of the Elements tab. a. Upload the images you want to have in your gallery. b. Customize the images as you like. 4. Add a new page for videos from the pages tab. 5. Make the video page a sub-page of the gallery page by dragging it to the right on the pages tab. 6. Order your video page by adding a columns layout. 7. Add videos to the video page using either of two ways. Youtube Custom HTML

Weebly Site Builder Tutorial and Walkthrough Part 3

The Easiest Way to Create a Website. Weebly.com

Now that you have multimedia components to enhance your content, you may wish to make your website more user-friendly with interactive features for visitors.

This tutorial will provide you with an example of how to add various features to your Weebly website. Keep in mind that this is just an example, and you are free to design your site however you see fit. If you would like more in-depth instructions on a particular task, click on any of the links below to learn more.

1. Add a new page for your contact form. 2. Once the page is created, use the multiple columns layout to create two columns on the page. 3. In the left column, drag and drop a Paragraph with Title from the Elements tab to provide some descriptive text for your form. 4. Below the paragraph you just created, add a contact form. 5. In the right column, add a picture to make the page more attractive. 6. Below the picture, add a map so that visitors can see your location.

Advanced Settings and Premium Features in Weebly

Its easy to build a fully functional website with Weebly; however, if you really want your website to pop, you may wish to consider upgrading to Weebly Premium. If you wish to sell products on your website, you will need to purchase the E-commerce package.

Here are some of the things you can do with Weebly’s advanced settings and premium features:

Advanced Settings

On the pages tab for each page, you will be able to access Advanced Settings, allowing you to:

Edit header and footer information for that page Edit metadata for SEO Settings tab Edit website title and footer information. SEO settings Site description Keywords Google Analytics integration

Premium Features

Our premium features will be coming soon! You can get a sneak peak of what is available by watching the video above.

HTML tutorial

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How To Sell: 9 Strategies For Selling Any Product Online

 

How do you sell a product online?   how-to-sell

In order to get you charged up for this post, I want to clarify a fact here.

Because many people online think that SELLING is EVIL, but these same people shop every now and then offline.

The important thing to remember about content marketing is that YOU must sell a product, if you ever want to make money online. Period!

How would you see a blogger who always complain that he or she isn’t making any money online – and you discovered he didn’t monetize properly. Or, he didn’t even monetize at all.

Content marketing has been perceived as building relationships with prospective customers, but it’s not enough.

Yes, quote me anywhere. You’ve got to sell a product or go look for a job!

When you’ve relationships with target audience, you’ve got to sell your products and services to them or they’d switch over to another website where the real selling takes place – because they want their problems to be solved.

And oftentimes, ‘free tips’ will not suffice.

 

Marketing Vs Sales

Two days ago, one of my clients called me and asked a very simple question. “What is the difference between marketing and sales?” He asked.

Even though I knew the answer to his question, I was a bit disturbed.

Because I couldn’t find the right words to express my answer for him – but with confidence, I replied: marketing is all about identifying the needs and challenges of your ideal customers, and finding ways to reach them with your products/services which has the appropriate answer.

On the other hand, sales simply can be defined as offering your product/service to those perfect customers and closing the sale – getting paid.

 

Do you make THIS mistake?

In content marketing, bloggers and content creators work tirelessly day in and day out to promote their websites.

They write guest posts, interact with their facebook fans, update their twitter followers, use pay per click advertising, distribute their content and are active on discussion boards and blog directories.

But in all these activities, most marketers DON’T sell a thing, or they don’t know how to sell and make money for themselves. Each time I think about it, it makes me want to puke.

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you’d agree with me that I don’t hard-sell or push you into buying any product. I simply write epic content that can help you GET hold of your content marketing purpose.

Does it mean that I don’t make money online to live my life? Of course not – I still do make money, but I use a different strategy. I sell my writing services to prospective clients and that’s how I make my money. See my offer page here.

Although, I’ll be launching my e-book this year, and that’d be another source of passive income for me – while helping you achieve your content marketing objectives.

Quick fix: If you’re not making enough money from your blogging and internet marketing hard work, it might be that you’ve be wasting your time on MARKETING: identifying and building relationships with prospects and have neglected SELLING.

Right now, you’ve got to stop and start from scratch – because the end product of effective content marketing is that you sell a product or service and smile to the bank.

Did you enjoy this part? Now, let me show you the 9 strategies to sell effectively and build stronger connections with your target audience. Are you ready?

 

1.      Define your product/service

While marketing emphasizes on consumer needs and finding out how desperate they need solutions that work, selling stands out on its own. In that, the FOCUS is on the product or service which you want to sell.

There comes a time in your business as a content marketer when you’ll begin to FOCUS on the product you have in store for your target audience. You’ll need to define its purpose and send the message across.

How did you monetize your blog?

Is it with affiliate banners, or your own digital product? Whatever it is, don’t see it that way.

When someone who may or may not need your product asks about your business, don’t tell them you’ve an e-book or software per se. Of course you do, but it’d be hard to convince them.

Tell them what that e-book or product will do for them. Think about the answer they’d get by reading the e-book or using your software. That’s your selling point.

That’s the true definition of your product. For instance, I’m a freelance writer, but I don’t sell freelance writing. Instead, I help my clients and prospects to drive targeted traffic through content marketing.

With this definition, winning the hearts of a new prospect is sure – and retaining the old ones is more certain. What do you think?

2.      Listen and take action

listening marketing

Source: intuit

So you’re serious about selling “that” product or service without annoying your target audience? Well, it’s possible and it begins with you listening to what your prospects are saying.

Through guest blogging, social media marketing, video marketing, podcasts and other means of distributing quality content online, you’ve been able to define your audience. You understand their challenges now – you want to truly help.

Now, don’t stop at that, start listening to them – because their needs are going to change over time.

I’ve been an active guest blogger for more than 2 years, but I’ve since slowed down. Because I’ve discovered that majority of blog readers no longer responds to guest posts, as they used to.

These days, the focus should be on your own blog and building that strong relationships with people, who already like, believe and trust in your wealth of knowledge. When you visit forums, don’t just rant and contribute to the noise.

Listen attentively. Identify a need and begin to align your product to meet that need. Listen and take action immediately, because CHANGE is bound to happen, if you waste any time.

 

3.      Build a customer care business

The only business that’s going succeed in today’s competitive market is a “customer care business.”

Wait a second, does it mean that every internet marketer must set up a business that bears that name? Give me a break – you should know better than that.

When I say customer care business, what it means is that you MUST be willing to answer questions that your customers and prospects are asking.

If you’re an affiliate marketer, you’ve to be very careful with the products you recommend to your audience. Because if anything, and I mean anything goes wrong, you’d be held responsible. As an affiliate, you’re not totally free.

Remember, content marketing is a long-term business. And if you’re not ready to stand tall with your buyers and prospects, your business is going to collapse even before you realize it.

Affiliate marketing is a fantastic business model, but don’t go overboard just because you need to make quick money.

Take your time to study the product. If you’ve not used the offer before, don’t make claims that you’ve – that’s a dent on your self-image and nothing can erase it.

People are not buying your product because they’re scared of losing their money, and losing you.

In a nut shell, will your business still be there when your customers and target audience runs into muddy waters? Think long-term and you’ll be able to sell more and earn more.

 

4.      Keep in touch with first timers

Studies have shown that you need to expose your product at least 7 times to a potential customer before they can buy or make the final decision. In order to complete a sale, always keep in touch with these people.

When someone visits your website for the first time, you should have a way to capture their personal details. Now, this is not the typical list building where you’re collecting leads and bombarding subscribers with offers.

Here’s how it works: If you’ve an e-book that can help prospects “build a strong brand” for instance, it’s wise that you should give away free chapters of the e-book in exchange for their personal email addresses.

When this happens, the list you’ve is not the newsletter type, but a premium list. You’ll need to follow up, give a strong reason why your product is what they need at this point in time.

And don’t forget to lead them to your sales page or store. Make it easy for prospects to place orders.

Giving away free chapters of your e-book at no cost is marketing, but recommending the complete product through your list is more IMPORTANT – it’s called SELLING.

 

 

5.      Connect with a strong story

Storytelling is often talked about as a powerful tool for selling. But how many internet marketers actually use it to complete the sale?

Two months ago, I purchased an e-book and after reading it, I was able to earn more from my writing business. My hourly rate increased from $75 to $100 and my clients were happy about my decision.

Now, when I shared my true story before recommending the same e-book to my loyal readers, I deeply connected with people – through that strong story. I sold more of the e-book within 48 hours.

The story is strong because I’ve been struggling to raise my rate for a long time, but had no real success. I shared my struggles and how I eventually found solace with that single book – in the 5th chapter actually.

No matter what you’re selling on your website or blog, always tell a story to connect, build the friendship and call to action. It’s going to skyrocket your sales, guaranteed!

 

6.      Use remarketing to sell more

Remarketing is a common term in PPC advertising.

When someone visits your website and clicks on an ad and for one reason or the other, the person didn’t buy, subscribe or even click to know what more you’ve in store, you can use that data to boost your sale.

There are several reasons why people would come to your site, fall in love with your product and decide not to buy.

You should understand that spending money online is risky. If you’re not careful, you might lose more money, than you spent.

I might be wrong, but I’ve been billed for services I didn’t request for. Of course, on the store, I was told that a one-time payment was all that’s needed.

But at end of the month, I got an alert that my credit card was billed for the month. I fixed some immediately, but others took me time to address.

Now – back to remarketing. When a prospect comes to you and asks for a quote or requests for free chapters of your e-book (or book), don’t let them alone at this point.

Already, they’ve shown strong interest in your product or offer. If you didn’t get a sale initially, follow up after 2 days with a better offer. Ask the prospect why he or she is still reluctant to complete the order.

Give reasons why they need to buy now – use curiosity and strong benefits. Don’t use hype or tricks.

Be yourself. Build deep connections with a short story and call to action. Remarketing works and I’m still experimenting with it. Keep reading this blog and subscribe to my list for updates.

 

7.      Sell value – it works better

When I first started blogging and eventually became a content marketer, I was making a terrible mistake. It doesn’t matter what you’re promoting online, don’t follow the crowd or you’d fail woefully.

In a nut shell, sell VALUE. What can your product do for people, if they decide to buy now?

Why is it so important to buy from you, while there are thousands of other bloggers and content marketers selling similar or better products than you are? Prospects and customers are looking for “what’s in it for me.”

Forget the title you’ve tagged yourself, a freelance writer, a business coach, a professional blogger, a social media expert or what have you.

Those titles will never get you sales or increase your earnings online. Instead, focus on what you do with that title and your sales would skyrocket.

For example: if you’re web developer, tell prospects that you design websites that can generate qualified leads, load faster and engage people – so as to bring more profit for them. Now, that’s real value and you’ll be on top of your game.

 

8.      Confidently ask prospects to buy   ask for a sale

I believe in earning the trust of my target audience.

But my college life changed my perspective about marketing. Keep reading…

One of my lecturers at the time clearly told me that some prospects will never buy what you’re selling, no matter how much trust and believe they’ve for you.

Most of these prospects are unwise. They can’t make decisions on their own. They need you to tell them what to do and they’d do it right away.

Most people have money to invest in good and professional wordpress theme, but their website looks awkward. Now, what do you call that?

As a content marketer with a purpose and a value to sell, always confidently ask prospects to buy your product. The worst they can do is to unsubscribe from your email list or say NO.

If your business is client-based, don’t be shy or scared to ask potential customers to at least try your service. Just do it or you’d be broke and complain and whine.

Even if you’ve to reduce the price of your products and services in order to win that initial sale and customer, go ahead and do it.

Most of the time, the first sale is always TOO difficult to get. But after that, it’d be a lot easier to influence and get repeat sales from the same customer who was hitherto stubborn.

I’ve to leave you now to contribute your comment, but take this last sales strategy…

 

9.      Eliminate the fear of losing money

It’s vital that you crown your customers and prospects Kings, because they are the ASSET you’ve for your business.

Earlier, I said that consumers are TOO careful when they want to buy any product online. They’re afraid of losing money. I’m afraid too, what about you?

What you must do in order to win their hearts and get more money from them, is to give a strong reason to buy.

And if they don’t like the content or the benefits you offer them, you will easily refund their money – at least, within a stipulated time frame.

Secondly, use testimonials from real people (please don’t manipulate) to show that the “value” you offer in your product and service is working for other people.

Ideally, each testimonial must have a personal photo or a real website to back up your claims.

Once you can eliminate fear of losing money, you’d sell more products and offer clients what they need, while earning what you’re really worth.

 

It gets even better

I’ve never been afraid to approach a client and offer my writing services. Maybe because I was born with that gift, or what do you think?

Trust me; it takes confidence to make a living online.

Selling is like getting married to a lady or gentleman who doesn’t speak or understand your language. How are you going to inspire, learn from each other, cherish and love that person for the rest of your life?

Through effective content marketing, you can enjoy PEOPLE and help them solve their problems easily. But having a product or service to sell on your website is a MUST.

Do you find it easy to sell your product/service online? Could you please highlight your points in the comment below – I wish to address them one by one. Thank you. See you ahead!

 

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When is the best time to make an important decision about your life or business?

 

When is the worst time?

 

Most people wait until something FORCES them to make the decision – rather than making decisions from a place of calm and confidence.

 

The best time to make an important decision is when you don’t have to make it.

 

Now, this doesn’t matter if the decision you’re making doesn’t “really matter” in the bigger picture.

 

If you’re deciding whether or not to have a drink of water, or whether to buy a new pair of shoes today, being in a calm and relaxed mood won’t make the difference.

 

But what if you’re making a decision about the next steps in your life… or your family…or your career?

 

My experience is that most people don’t go and intentionally put themselves into an environment where they will make the very best decisions of their life.

 

So what would it look like if you were to create the ultimate environment to plan the next level of your personal and business evolution?

 

Who would be there? What would you be doing with them? What other resources would you want around you?

 

In about two months, I’m going to be hosting a 5-day live summit for the top entrepreneurs that I know – and I’d like to invite you to join us there.

 

I am intentionally creating an environment that inspires all of us to see higher potentials and possibilities for ourselves and our businesses.

 

I’ve invited the smartest people that I’ve found in my life to join us, teach us, and work with us – so we have all the perspectives and resources we need to make great decisions.

 

I’ve found a first class environment in one of the world’s greatest cities – at the nicest time of year.

 

And I’ve organized all of the most valuable tools and systems to help you grow your business and your profit.

 

And this is just one part of the entire Accelerate 1-Year Program…

 

Whether you join us for this once in a lifetime strategic planning summit… or you create your own environment to make the big decisions, I recommend that you do what it takes to make sure you have the right surroundings, the right people and the right knowledge to create the vision for where you’re going next.

 

I think that our Accelerate Summit will make history in business – and that people will be talking about it as the place that they got inspired… met the people that changed the game for them… and planned the next big evolution for themselves and their businesses.

 

Will you be there with us? I hope so. I hope that you choose to come join us. I believe that it will be a place where your greatness can emerge.

 

Today and tomorrow – this weekend – is a great time to consider whether or not Accelerate is right for you.

 

It’s the weekend, and you’ll most likely have a little extra time to think about it.

 

If you are in America, where I live, we have a holiday as well – so things will probably be a little more relaxed than normal.

 

In just a few days, we’re going to be closing our early registration for Accelerate, and the price to attend is going to double…

 

Don’t wait until the last minute to decide. Make the call while you have some time to think about it this weekend…

 

I’ve added a few new things to Accelerate, and updated the information video. If you haven’t seen all of it, now is a great time to watch it (it’s a long video, so set aside a bit of time for it… I’m asking you to make a big decision, so I want you to have all the

information).

 

 

 

The decision to join us for Accelerate is an important decision. And you’ll be making even more important ones in the training.

 

Come join me and my group of mentors, business growth experts, and other inspired entrepreneurs – and let’s make some great decisions together!