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A-Z Blog Challenge Day 21: U Are the Key To Success


U Are The Key To Success

Yes you are the key to success in your own online enterprise. We cannot spell success without ‘U’.

Very often, we think that we need this gadget, this tool, and this new piece of information before we can make it online. And we wait till we have all the pieces of information before we begin to take action.

However, nothing is further from the truth. In order to succeed online, you need to to take action instead of waiting for everything to be right.

In fact the Number 1 reason why most people fail online is :Information overload. They are overloaded with non essential information and that is stopping them from achieving their online goals.

Here’ what you need to utilize in order to succeed online.

1Utilize what you have

Scan through your hard disk. See what content you have save or written before and list all these out. Next find out what software you already own and make a list of it. Use these resources first before you purchase anything. If you find any PLR or private label rights content, you can edit it and start sprucing up your blog or set a regular schedule to start posting new content on your blog.

Alternatively, if you have a mailing list, you can also share these information with your subscribers. To more you give, the more you receive.

2Utilize your skills

Everytime, I find myself procrastinating on my goals, I start to create a list that looks something like this

What I Have What I Need
Content on Online Business website
Subscriber list Squeeze page
Traffic methods More subscribers
Blog Payment gateway
Graphicsx 25  
Online friends  
Ebooks and resources  

I list down the things that I have and the things that I need in order to succeed then I get to work on those things that I do not have. If I do not have the skills needed for the things that I lack, then I have a plan to outsource the things that I need to get done.

You can also utilize your skills, if you have writing skills, you can barter with someone with design skills to get your website done. Once you are clear on the skills that you have, you can barter for things that you need online especially if you are starting online.

3Utilize your resources

What resources do you have hiding inside you, your hard disk or your computer?

List the resources that you own that can help you advance your online business.

If you have an excess of stuff lying around in the house, you can convert these into resources by selling them away for money so you can fund your other research or purchases.

4Utilize Your Network

Who do you know who has the skills to help you in your online business? Do you have friends who are excellent writers and who can write a 500-word article without breaking a sweat?

Do you have friends who are very tech savvy who can help you set up web pages or a payment gateway for your products?

These are the people you need to speak to and solicit their help in order to succeed online. Or have you purchased products from another online Guru. Do you think you may have skills or products that you can joint venture with them for a launch?

In Day 21 of the A-Z Blog Challenge,  I hope you will utilize your skills, resources and network before you call it quits in your online business. If you want to put all these together and get started on your own online business or have a location independent business, this is an e-course which you may want to check out. Remote Lifestyle


I am now in the planning stages of creating an eBook on Online Business Planning and these are the initial chapters.

  • Importance of planning
  • Why plan
  • Planing your product/service
  • Resources

Here’s an initial mock-up of the book cover, give me some comments on this.


Just leave me some comments in the comment box below.


About A-Z Blogging Challenge.

In the month of April, I commit to posting a regular blog for my readers to help them with their affiliate marketing business. To find out more about the A-Z Challenge, click here

In tomorrow’s blog post, I will be discussing on the topic beginning with V. V for Victory, V for VAT, V for Vying with the Big boys. It could be anyone, stay tuned for more tomorrow.





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Apr 25, 2013

A-Z Blog Challenge: Day 19:Residual Income Ideas you can start this weekend.



Here’s a blog post that I wanted to share with you as some of your write back to say you need to get some cash flow coming in before you start and implement your own online business.
Instead of giving you homemade income ideas, I thought I will up the ante and give you a few ideas you can start this weekend that will bring in residual income that you can start from home with little to low -cost.

1 Start a home or office cleaning business on the side
What : You can start a home based cleaning company for homes or offices around your neighbourhood
What you need: Basic cleaning supplies, phone or Skype and a telephone list.
Where to get customers:
You can begin getting customers by calling your neighbourhood and posting flyers advertising your services. The most effective way is to go door-to-door to solicit for business. You can start a home based cleaning company for homes around your area very quickly. Another way is to insert flyers or promote with ads in community newspapers around your neigh hood.
If you are trying to start a cleaning business that serves the offices around your neighbourhood, you can simply call the office and ask for the person who is in-charge of hiring contractors for this service.
The way to get residual income from this service is to sell long term contracts of three month contracts, six month contracts and even an annual contract.

2 Start a window/car washing business


What: You will be washing windows or cars for others.

What you need: cleaning equipment for windows and cleaning and waxing equipment for cars. If you are cleaning external windows for buildings, you might also need to invest in a Gondola.

Where to get customers: This is a fast business that you can get started quite quickly. You can locate business or homes in your areas and ask them if they need their windows washed. You can offer a special low-cost one time service of $20 for window washing. While you are there, you can also help them clean up other areas such as the window ledge or maybe take out the trash on your way out. Thereafter, you can negotiate for a long time contract and encourage them to purchase 3 or 6 time window washing service. The same applies for car washing but you can negotiate with auto dealers to refer clients to you in exchange for a referral fee. Alternatively, you can offer these packages to auto dealers who can offer this as a gift for their clients who purchased cars from them.

3 Sell insurance online
This is an effective residual income opportunity for those who have the necessary knowledge or who are inclined to learn about the insurance industry. Most people now search for insurance plans online and this is an opportunity for you to promote insurance online.


What you will need: Content, lots of relevant content that is beneficial to readers. Online calculators and a website for customers to contact you. The best insurance to sell online include travel insurance, auto insurance as these are often renewed on an annual basis and some insurance companies offer you a residual sum for every policy that is renewed. So the longer you stay in this industry, the easy works gets as you progress.

Where to get customers: You can get customers through online content or do joint ventures with related websites such as travel websites.

4 Start a membership site



What: Start a membership site around your expertise or hobby.

What you will need: Membership site software.
If you have a particular expertise in a certain area, you can put your expertise in the forms of an ebook, videos and audios and put it in a membership site that is available for purchase through a subscription. I have seen others create membership site sin online marketing. You can check out one in which I have subscribed to that teaches you how to attract traffic to your website online. Online Traffic Academy.
Other hobby websites that do well include membership sites with information on taxidermy, scrapbooking etc.
I you already have a blog, here’s a simple way to turn your blog into a membership sites with this plugin called Magic Members. In includes data on your members subscription status and monthly reports you can view from the simple dashboard.

Magic Members | Turns WordPress Into A Membership Site

Tomorrow is Sunday and a break from the A-Z Challenge. See you on Monday.

To download more ideas on weekend or part time business, you can click here for more


About A-Z Blogging Challenge.

In the month of April, I commit to posting a regular blog for my readers to help them with their affiliate marketing business. To find out more about the A-Z Challenge, click here


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Apr 19, 2013

A-Z Blog Challenge Day 18:Quick Response to Your Affiliate Campaigns




“How Do I Get Others to Click thru my affiliate links and buy now?”

This is one of the questions that is asked often by subscribers and people who attend seminars on internet marketing.

There are several ways to encourage quick response to your affiliate offers and in this blog, I will share with you several time tested strategies for your prospects to click thru your affiliate links and make the sale process faster so more money gets into your pocket faster.


1Give tiered bonuses

In order to encourage people to ‘Buy Now’, you can give out tiered bonuses, that is bonuses are given for the first 10, 20 or 50 people who click on your link and make their purchases.

This is an effective strategy that used by many effective marketers especially when they have a major product launch.

I have seen marketers give out another product with their new product purchase for the first 100 who purchase and other gifts and bonuses are available to the next 100 to 500 people who purchase.

This works especially well for complementary products. That is if you have an eBook that teaches people on how to build a list, you can offer bonuses such as free squeeze page templates or discounts off an autoresponder subscription. An autoresponder that I personally use is It provides a low-cost and effective solution for you to keep in regular contact with your subscribers.

2Borrow ideas from direct-response TV.

This is a idea you can borrow from direct response TV. If you were to watch the late night direct response TV ads, you will notice that free gifts are given to people who respond now. In addition, they also have a limited time offer that is an upsell from the basic product they are promoting.

Say they are promoting a juicer and for a limited time only, the first 20 callers will also get the slicer for $xxx amount of money.

You can also offer a payment plan for big ticket items as in direct response TV when they often say as low as $9.90 per month for 3 months. So if you were to split up the payments, you can get people to act quite quickly on the offer.

3Have a time-limited offer

You can have a dime sale or fire sale for the first 72 hours of your product launch or affiliate offer. Very often, the most sales is usually made within 24 hours of a major product launch and it is important to stimulate as much as possible in the initial 24 to 72 hours.

That is why marketers will have a limited time offer of a special introductory price only for the next 72 hours or less.

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About A-Z Blogging Challenge.

In the month of April, I commit to posting a regular blog for my readers to help them with their affiliate marketing business. To find out more about the A-Z Challenge, click here

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Apr 18, 2013

A-Z Blog Challenge Day 17: Passive Income from Your Online Business



Some subscribers have asked me

“Do I have to keep sourcing and promoting affiliate programmes day-after-day, every day?”

Well the answer is Yes and No.

We’ll start with the YES aspect

  • Yes, you have to constantly be informed of the latest developments in your niche. Hence, it pays that the niche you are marketing is one in which you have interest in.
  • You need to be informed of the latest affiliate product launch especially from the marketers in your niche.


  • You can create a residual income business from affiliate marketing.
  • You can further scale the business or enjoy a quality lifestyle with your family once your affiliate marketing income replaces your monthly income from a regular job.
  • You can choose to spend less time on your affiliate business or create another stream of online income.
  • For more information, I have negotiated a deal for your to receive this eBook free at no charge

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How to Create Passive Income from Affiliate Marketing

I first learnt about this term from New York Times bestselling author Robert T. Kiyosaki in his famous book “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”.

In this book he wrote about why the rich do not work for money and instead have money work for them. He explain the concept of passive income, which is income that comes in day-in and day-out once the effort has been expended to create this system.

vendingmachineFor instance, if you own a vending machine business, you do not need to be there to operate the business but can collect cash from the sales. The only effort you have to build is the route that the vending machines are based, arrange for people to replenish the stock and manage the cash. So how do you create your own ‘vending machine’ business from affiliate marketing?

  • Marketing affiliate programmes that pay residuals

You can start to choose affiliate programmes that pay residuals such as

  • web hosting packages
  • SEO packages that others will require monthly

By promoting these programmes, you can acquire a monthly residual income. For instance a web hosting package pays you $3 per sign-up and if you have 10 subscribers who purchase from you, you will have a $30 monthly income from hosting along and that excludes people who buy more expensive packages.

  • Be an affiliate for a product that people need to replenish monthly

If you promote affiliate programmes such as consumables like beauty care or food products, you can gain a nice residual income. Ideas for these residual affiliate business includes gift business, beauty care and food business.

  • Affiliate Programmes that pay you a second-tier income

Another type of affiliate business is one that pays you a second-tier income in addition to the affiliate sales you bring in. That means it pays you an income on the sales made by affiliates who sign up with you. In this way, you can earn not only from your own efforts but also from the efforts of others.

These are just some of the ideas that can help you gain passive residual income from your affiliate marketing business. For more ideas on creating passive income, check out this book by one of my friend, Adam who is a successful online marketing at only age 26. And they call him the Lucky B*stard!


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Apr 17, 2013

Network with others in your online business




In order to succeed as an affiliate marketer online, you need to be able to network with others online. You can start by helping others in your niche through forums. There will be some people whom you can get along well and can help one another in your affiliate business. These will be the people whom you can run ideas thru especially before you start promoting another affiliate programme or come up with your new product.

Networking online is as important to your affiliate marketing business as offline networking as people like to work with people they know and trust.

By networking, you will also be amongst the first few to be informed of product launches.

This enables you to plan your promotions well in advance.

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About A-Z Blogging Challenge.

In the month of April, I commit to posting a regular blog for my readers to help them with their affiliate marketing business. To find out more about the A-Z Challenge, click here




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