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A-Z Blog Challenge:Day 23:Writing For Dollars from Home





In Day 23 of the A-Z Blog Challenge, I like to share with you a


‘funded approach’ to affiliate marketing.


When you first begin your affiliate marketing journey, you may be short on cash.


However, if you have writing skills and are willing to do some research, you can


begin to earn some money on the side as a writer.




Here are some sites that pay you cash for posting your articles on their sites.


This is a website that pays you based on a revenue-share model.


You are paid based on the number of views you have received on your articles.


So the more you write and the more catchy your headlines, the higher the chances


of your articles being read.


You can earn anywhere between $1 to as much as $16 per day from your articles.


And the best part of this is that the earnings are passive.


So in addition to writing articles to drive traffic to your website,


you can write a series of articles related to your affiliate product and earn


some pocket change in the side.


For instance, if you are promoting a ‘make money product’ online,


you can write articles on niche selection, keyword research,


ways to make money online and direct them to your affiliate product for more information.


If you are interested to make money from this approach, you can view more information


from this blog post by a fellow blogger who started earning money from writing.


This website is more stringent in its selection now. You need to apply as a writer and


provide three samples of your writing and your application will be screened before


they accept you. Once you are accepted as a writer in eHow, you can be assured of a steady


stream of work. They will pay more if you come up with the titles yourself.


On the writer’s dashboard, you will be able to find a selection of titles that needs to be written.


You will be paid upon article acceptance. and


These two websites are similar to Infobarrel  which has a revenue share model.


You are paid based on the ad revenue that your articles generate from your ‘lens’


or hubs on a particular niche topic.


In addition, you earn affiliate revenue on products that you recommend on your lens or hub.


So if you can write a hub/lens a day, you will have 365 ‘silent cash machines’ working for you


every day of the year. If you like to learn more about making money through  Hubpages, you can

read more about this Blogger’s experiment here

==>Make Money with HubPages


For those who are interested in writing for other people’s blogs, you can sign up for


an account with this website. Blog owners will post topics and subjects that they need written


and the amount they are willing to pay for it. So if you can write an article a day and earn between


$20 to $50 per blog post, you can earn a decent income upwards of $1,000 a month from home.


If you are hard working and can generate 2 articles a day, you can earn a decent side income of $3,000


or more. For more sites where bloggers are needed, you can view the Job postings.


This is a unique website that pays you for writing about products and services.


You can select from the products and services that needs to be reviewed and


write a post about 200 to 500 words giving your feedback on the product/service or


website. There are some web masters who can pay upwards of $500 for a short review of their




For a real compilation of the sources where your articles will be accepted and the rates


you can earn, check out this eBook directory which list all the writing jobs that are


looking for writers. This is a paid website but is well worth every penny that you invest .


It list not only jobs by blogs looking for writers, but also list down the various offline publications


that are looking for writers. An ideal work -at-home gig you can start from home with little to no



Check out real writing jobs directory here

No matter which portal you choose to write for first, the first step to success is to …




Take action for a tomorrow that is different from you Todays!





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

I am half way through my new eBook on Business planning. Check out more details below.

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.

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May 1, 2013

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.

Tomorrow is Friday and the start of the weekend,I will  be sharing with you residual income ideas you can implement this weekend. For a teaser of what is to follow, you can download something similar here at

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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

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.

Download your online freedom blueprints here to scale your affiliate business to the next level

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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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