A day where consumers open their wallets and buy buy buy just about anything imaginable regarding the 4th of July:
- Patriotic clothing!
- Outdoor picnics!
- Family fun!
Which is all very well and good but…
What if you wanted to profit from Independence Day yourself….
But you didn’t know how to do so?
Well, the easiest way to profit online for beginners, of course, is to monetize a blog.
Quick, easy, simple… and it can even be done free at sites like
But here’s the thing.
If there’s one mantra that every beginner blogger needs to repeat every single day, it’s this – “I only make money when I am responsible for *something* to be sold!”
It’s a simple fact, and yet, it’s often forgotten by bloggers who miss that sadly truthful point.
See, to make money online during Independence Day (especially as a blogger), there’s one thing you HAVE to do.
And it’s this:
Well, actually, let me amend that.
YOU don’t have to be the direct seller all the time… did you know there are some ways that enable you to profit via Independence Day that simply requires you to provide direct affiliate links to OPPs (other peoples’ products)?
But I digress.
Selling… it’s crucial. Sure, you can create valuable content that makes the heavens open up and choirs of angels sing but you know something…
That ain’t a’gonna put income into your Paypal account at all.
No siree! You might end up with offering superb value, but that’s about as profitable as selling ice to the elegant Elves who live at the top of the North Pole
So what can you do?
You sell in ways that make you comfortable.
Let me repeat that in great big letters:
You make sales happen in ways that make YOU comfortable.
But how can you do that if you’re nervous *about* selling?
(and remember, even if you’re displaying sponsored content on your blog, you’re still being compensated for ads to appear on your pages).
Remember – money is only made when someone clicks on a buy button (or an affiliate link and buys, or fills in a CPA form, or … you get what I mean).
THAT is how you can profit via Independence Day online!
And that’s what this report is all about. You’re going to learn 5 ways to make money during the 4th of July holiday – not 1, not 2 but 5.
Ready for the adventure?
Let’s begin with:
Sell Independence Day Goodies via Your Affiliate Link
This is probably the easiest monetization method of all.
You don’t have to worry about customer service.
You don’t have to follow up regarding customer satisfaction.
You provide the affiliate link and when someone buys from it… you get the commission (and the vendor gets the customer).
Here, your focus is only on pre-selling, creating persuasive reviews of Independence Day affiliate products, perhaps making videos about them that have your affiliate link embedded and the like.
There are several platforms that allow affiliates to promote products, both physical AND digital.
Once you’re registered with these platforms, it’s just a matter of adding your Independence Day affiliate links (on your blog) to RELEVANT products in your niche.
You don’t even have to recommend particular Independence Day products… you could simply blog about the specifics and let your readers make up their own minds.
You wouldn’t want to promote a patriotic football on a gardening blog just because that football has a higher pay-out, you know? Remember, you’ll earn 0 if nobody buys either!
Ideally, you should promote a mix of both physical and digital products. And please… promote products on different platforms! That way if your CJ.com affiliate account is canceled, your eBay affiliate account can be swapped in. This helps ensure you are not at the whim of any one eCom giant.
‘Waaaay too many bloggers rely entirely on Amazon Associates (with its teeny tiny commission rates). Then they see their earnings dry up overnight if Amazon kicks them off of their platform.
Same thing goes for eBay.
Unfortunately, this happens all the time and the affiliates are not even given a reason as to why they were banned. ☹
Promoting Independence Day products on your blog via affiliate links is quick, easy, and doesn’t require you to do any *active* selling!
What else can you do? What about something that requires zero shipping and handling? I’m talking about, of course:
Sell Digital Niche Independence Day products
This is a highly profitable way to generate an income from promoting Independence Day niche products from your niche blog… that you yourself create.
But even if you do NOT want to create them, you can go to any printables site like Etsy or Zazzle or RedBubble, etc…
… sign up as an affiliate, search for niche-related products and then add them to an article about Independence Day (remembering to use your niche affiliate link!).
And if you want to make your OWN Independence Day printables to sell?
Well, it’s more technical because you’ll need to set up a sales page, funnel, etc. You’ll also need to create a product and have good sales copy so that your sales conversions are high.
You can simply go to a free image site like http://pixabay.com, download some Independence Day images (or even niche images) for free, upload them in a site like http://canva.com, add some hearts and Independence Day imagery, and then create eCards or notebook covers or what have you… that way!
Need some help with that? Consider:
All this may seem like a lot of work, creating your own niche Independence Day goodies… but the rewards can be excellent indeed.
Well, if you’re going to sell YOUR OWN Digital Independence Day product, you’ll need a sales page.
And a thank you page.
And a way to deliver the product.
Luckily, there are tutorials on how to create effective sales pages – just look at this search:
And if you don’t want to do it yourself?
Why then, just outsource it like so:
That way, you can focus on what you do best.
(And if you worry about writing sales pages, there’s an awesome program called ScriptDoll. This asks you questions about how your product will solve a problem for your readers, and creates sales pages for you).
After all, think on the following.
When people know/like/trust you, they are ‘way more likely to buy products created by you, compared to Joe or Jane Earlobe down the street. Right?
‘Of course right!
When you’re creating and selling your own niche products (in this case, slanted towards Independence Day), you’ll have a lot more flexibility and be in control of:
- Customer service
- If it’s a one-time fee or a recurring monthly/yearly membership
- Product pricing
- The depth of the sales funnel (upgrades, down sells, etc.)
- What the product will be about
It’s more work, but it’s also more freedom from a business standpoint… and can generate a fantastically grand income online.
How else can you profit via Independence Day? Let’s now move to:
Selling tangible Independence Day products
If you have time (so if not by this Independence Day, the next!), consider your *own* Independence Day niche goodies.
This is similar to earlier ways to profiting via Independence Day, but now you’re selling physical (and not digital) products.
You’ll need an online store.
You’ll need an online shopping cart.
(and don’t think you have to pay for a Shopify store… http://wix.com lets you get started for free!).
Does this sound intimidating? If so, it’s understandable (especially if you’re new at this). But remember – Google is your friend! Consider this search:
Wasn’t that simple?
Some ideas that you can think about:
What kinds of products will you sell?
Will you do dropshipping?
Will you instead use a Print on Demand company? (those are cool – they only print when people buy).
Let’s tackle some resources to help you learn!
Print on Demand Products Tutorials
Etsy Product Tutorials
Fulfillment by Amazon Tutorials
There are several options here and you’ll need to do your research and see which model is best for your business.
Thinking of building an eCommerce site? Check out:
I mean, chances are you don’t want to end up in a situation where you’re making lots of sales but the post office has become your second home.
How else can you monetize your blog? How about:
Independence Day eMail Marketing
One of the best ways for profiting online in just about any niche for just about any holiday like Independence Day (especially if you’ve worked to build up a relationship with the people on your list) is via (drumroll please!):
And even if you hear:
“eMail marketing is Dead!”
Nothing can be further from the truth because…
eMail marketing really DOES work!
Let me repeat that in great big neon letters:
eMail marketing really DOES work!
Unlike social media marketing which can be blocked by your audience, most people check their emails.
So ideally, you want to show up in their inbox… so your readers will buy.
Interestingly enough – I’ve personally found that sending freebies with great quality info can result in hate mail and unsubscribers, while pure product promotions…. Are accepted happily and quietly.
But first things first – you need to build a list from your blog so you can promote your Independence Day goodies!
One of the easiest ways to do this is to invest in an autoresponder like:
and embed their forms to build your list.
Want list-building plugins for free? You can consider the results from:
Consider popular autoresponder tie-ins found at:
Now it’s just a matter of connecting your opt-in form to your chosen autoresponder… and make it sew!
That’s all that building a list is about, really… ensuring that you have a way to collect email opt-ins on your blog (and then follow up with an automated sequence that lets your subscribers get to know you and the value you offer.
Do remember to promote your own Independence Day products (if you have any) or affiliate products in your emails.
Because money is good!
The email list you build that will enable you to promote Independence Day goodies…
Well, it will be more useless than a spaghetti strainer is for carrying 3 quarts of your favorite beverages during a 3 mile jog IF you never MAIL that list!
It never ceases to amaze me how many people DO build lists but then never mail them!
Remember – building a list is to help YOU build YOUR business.
And just like it’s a privilege to have people on your list… its a privilege as well for them to be on YOUR list!
It’s a 2-way street.
And those people who cannot respect that – they do not deserve the wisdom you have to give them.
You know… the above would make for a grand one problem one solution report as well! You could boil it down to:
Step 1.) Give yourself permission to value what you have to share
Step 2.) Armed with that, research list building and build a list in the best way that resonates with *you*
Step 3.) Zero in on a newsletter/email structure… and mail your new list!
Building your list is a great way to increase your bottom line profits…
Why not start that today?
Let’s pause and see where we are…
We’ve covered 4 nifty coolio ways to make money during the Independence Day holiday via your blog. Let’s finish our quick roundup with an idea personalized with the human touch:
Sell your own Niche Independence Day services
Think about this just for one moment.
Sure, you might have a niche site that (normally!) does NOT deal with Independence Day…
Your site might deal with general affiliate marketing, or how to train service dogs, or how to win at Poker, or…
These sites ideally have the following one thing in common:
They have *fans* of that particular niche!
And you can segue to offering your own quick Independence Day services to said fans.
I mean, just look at this search:
And an easy way to create a niche Independence Day goodie is simply to search for royalty-free images on, say, Pixabay:
And then use free online editing software:
And then create/offer your images/photos/etc via Fiverr!
You can learn all about Fiverr over at:
Need additional help? This should be of use:
But back to what I was saying…
You can easily (once you give yourself permission!) dash up Independence Day goodness that is slanted towards your niche.
Look at these searches.
You can take just about any niche-related image, add some Independence Day goodness to it via the free photo editors, and boom.
Instant niche-related Independence Day products you can sell on your website!
And if you just want to cut to the chase and use direct Paypal for that, consider:
The idea of selling niche Independence Day goodies was saved for last because it generally has one downside, not only for Independence Day but also for any other particular holiday as well.
As long as you’re providing a service that requires your direct involvement, you’ll only be trading your own precious time for money.
This is so much not a good thing.
Life is short.
It really is.
And you know… you should be able to build your business around the life you desire, NOT build your life around your business!
Trading time for money means you limit your earning potential. There are only 24 hours in 1 day…
… you just can’t *get* any more time!
Common examples of services for Independence Day include:
- Graphics Design (logos)
- Apparel Design (t-shirts, hats, jackets, etc.)
- Kitchenware (coffee cups!)
- Sales materials (flyers, banner ads, business cards)
- Video Design (for local businesses)
But it’s *your* call and nobody else’s!
What else could you do regarding Independence Day?
What about software? Meh, maybe not for Independence Day, but for other ideas? Check out:
Alternatively, you could be a middleman and use service arbitrage to sell services that others deliver. You’ll charge a higher rate and hire a cheaper freelancer to do the job for you.
There are SO many ways to do arbitrage, really…
You can buy Independence Day products at dollar stores and flip them online (think FB Marketplace, Craigslist, etc.) as one example.
In conclusion, the 5 methods mentioned above are really ALL you need to profit from this year’s Independence Day! You can apply 2 or 3 of the methods above and then rotate them for each holiday as they occur…
IF you put in the time and effort and Do The Work (hattip to Terry Trahan of Cutting Edge Gifts).
Start your Independence Day profiting *now*… and remember the following.
Money Likes Speed.
Get up to speed… starting today!
Today I want to talk about bitcoin and how it is fulfilling Bible’s prophecy, discover what the bible says about bitcoin and understand what your focus should be as a Christian or disciple of Christ.
If you have been following the financial news lately, it would be impossible to miss the term bitcoin. No doubt bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies could not be ignored anymore. Since its introduction on January 8, 2009, a single bitcoin, has soared to a staggering 30 thousand dollars.
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Cryptocurrencies are known to be highly volatile, so a lot of people are wondering whether it values can dramatically change in just a matter of weeks or not. Now I’m, not here to talk about how you can invest in bitcoins.
Alright, but I want to talk about what the mainstream media failed to address. I want to talk about something that’s more important than investing in bitcoin. What you are about to learn in this video is something you don’t hear from mainstream media such as CNN, BBC, or Fox News in this video.
Let us take a look at how bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are fulfilling the bible’s prophecy. Is bitcoin even mentioned in the bible? If it is, then what does the bible say about it? Most importantly, what should be our focus as Christians?
Let us briefly discuss what bitcoin is. Well, Bitcoin is the leading cryptocurrency. Today it is a form of digital asset that allows users to buy and sell products and services mainly over the internet because bitcoin is not governed by any central bank or single administrator.
Its potential as an internet currency is truly almost limitless with bitcoin. You can easily send and receive money from anywhere in the world without having to go through a bank. Making the transaction faster and more cost-effective.
Blockchain, it is difficult to cheat or commit fraud without other people noticing your activities. Everything can be tracked and anyone and at any time can verify bitcoin transactions. Andreas m Antonopoulos, the much-admired information security, expert and author wrote in his best-selling book, the internet of money.
He said there are almost 200 currencies in the world, but there’s only one international currency. There are almost 200 currencies controlled by central banks and governments, but there is only one mathematical currency today and that is bitcoin.
We are going to build more of them. Cryptographic. Currencies are going to be a mainstay of the creed of our financial future. They are going to be a part of the future of this planet because they have been invented.
It’s as simple as that. You cannot uninvent this technology. You cannot turn this omelet back into eggs. End of good, as you can see, bitcoin is undoubtedly touted as the future currency with the growing popularity of bitcoin.
It has not just attracted ordinary people, but also the big governments of this world. For the past years, world governments just basically waited and watched what bitcoin may mean for this world’s economy.
There’s a good indication and evidence that governments, tax authorities, and regulators, and other global elites are now looking into the possibility of using bitcoin and cryptocurrencies at or at least duplicate its system to advance their own interest.
Thus, in the near future, we are going to see how governments and authorities will try to take more control of digital currencies. Governments recognize how difficult it is to stop or eliminate cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, so instead of destroying bitcoin, they might be going to use it for their own good.
As they say, if you can’t beat them join them, join them. There’s no way for any government to let a financial system that is so good to escape their control. With all this in mind, many students of the bible speculate.
What role bitcoin might play in the fulfilling bible’s prophecy in the book of Daniel 12:4. “We have seen the prophecy about the explosive increase in knowledge we read, but you daniel, shut up the words and sealed the book.”
Until the time of the end, men shall run to and fro and knowledge shall increase there’s. No doubt that bitcoin is just one of the many amazing by-products of technological advancements predicted by Daniel thousands of years ago.
Indeed, we have seen how men have increased in knowledge astronomically in ways beyond our wildest imaginations. We have achieved technological breakthroughs that were inconceivable. Just a century ago, bitcoin is one of the ways we are reinventing, how we process finances and perform business transactions.
It is a revolutionary method of buying and selling, and if this method falls into the hands of an elite group, it may grant them tremendous and powerful financial control. This leads us to the question: could bitcoin be used to fulfill a bible prophecy about the mark of the beast? We read in Revelation 13:16-18.
“He causes all both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave to receive the mark on the right hand or on their foreheads and that no one may buy or sell, except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, the number of his name here is wisdom. Let him was understanding, calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. His number is 666”.
So, does this explicitly say that bitcoin will be the means for the beast to control the financial system of this world and in turn the people? Here’s the truth, the answer can be a yes or no.
It is still too early to be dogmatic. For now, everything is just speculation, yes, bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies can be used by the government to take control of the buying and selling activities of the global population, but it can also be a no; if there comes something in the future that would replace cryptocurrencies as A better way for the beast to control people.
In short, we just don’t know as of yet we can speculate all day, but only God can show us how the apocalyptic prophecies in revelation would exactly come to pass. But one thing is for sure: the beast’s main platform is to promote prosperity, wealth, and abundance to everyone.
They can only achieve this if they can control everyone’s financial behavior from the global to a personal level, and that’s what is certain to happen since we don’t know yet whether bitcoin will be used by the beast or not? We must focus more on what we know.
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When Your Hobby Becomes A Business
It is possible to turn ordinary activities into money-making projects. All you need is the determination to put yourself out there with the best of them. There is satisfaction in doing what you love and being paid for it. Here’s a quote by Les Brown: “Success is doing what you love to do and finding somebody to pay you to do it.”
Hobbies can be a fun way to pass the time and unwind. From early stages in our lives, we gravitate towards certain activities that align with our passions or skills. We can sum these activities up as things we are good at or things we learn from those around us. Examples include drawing, painting, dancing, sewing, writing, designing, baking, and so on. The list is endless. Everyone has at least one hobby that they have picked up from childhood; something they enjoy doing outside of their regular school or work schedule.
With the changes we experience because of shifts in global economics and technological advancements, it has become possible for hobbies to become more than just ways to pass time. With so many needs arising because we are always evolving, people use their skills and passions to fill gaps left by conventional businesses and service providers. Many use their hobbies to meet people’s needs. This not only fills the gaps mentioned, but it has also helped people turn their hobbies into profitable businesses.
There are people who found themselves unemployed because of automation. For some, it came as an effect of national and global recessions, with companies having no option but to downsize in order to stay afloat. Others found dissatisfaction in their regular nine-to-five jobs. To find alternative sources of income, they stumbled upon the idea of using their hobbies to make money. For some, the ventures turned into full careers and employment creation opportunities. For others, it put food on the table. When you research on the internet, you find many testimonials of people who are making profits out of things they consider to be hobbies.
Hannah Dale was made redundant in 2007. She was three months pregnant at the time and they had diagnosed her mother with cancer. The situation was stressful for her considering her savings were too little to support her to take care of the baby and her mother. Her hobby, watercolor painting, continued to be her way to relieve stress as she found it therapeutic. She started selling her paintings to local shops, but she was still not earning much. An idea hit her to print her designs on greeting cards and sell those instead. Ten years later, she had started her company called Wrendale Designs, with twenty employees and a substantial yearly profit, all from printing her watercolor animal and bird designs on stationery, tableware, wallpaper, and cushions.
As exciting as it can be to monetize your hobby, it is difficult to do. There is a significant risk that once you fail to make a profit, you will lose your passion for that activity you once loved. The pressure of working to a schedule and meeting financial goals and customer expectations can take away the fun, relaxation, and personal satisfaction in the activity. This, however, should not deter you from trying. After all, every business comes with a lot of risks and failure is a significant possibility.
The art of turning your hobby into a financial resource.
It is not automatic that you can make money out of your hobby. It will demand a lot of hard work, more so because you want to turn in a profit and not just do the normal activity to pass time. Commit the time to research if your hobby is marketable. Not every hobby can turn into a business. Carry out your research. You also have to risk failure. Encountering setbacks is no reason to quit trying to make money out of your hobby. It is normal to find obstacles in the journey to achieving your goals. Push through every barrier you encounter in order to see what is on the other side.
Hobbies that you can monetize.
If you are a performer, you can teach others or perform for a fee. If you are into crafts, you can create something for resale. If you are creative, you can write or draw or paint.
How to turn your hobby into a financial resource.
Do your research.
The first stage is to list your hobbies down. Which one can you turn into a business? This involves extensive market research, including people who are already in the same line of business. Find out if your competitors are lacking something and see how you can cover the gap. Find your niche. Research on how much capital it will require to turn your hobby into a business. Educate yourself further by taking a course. Do everything you can to attract attention to your business.
Come up with a plan of action.
It is never a good idea to delve into a battle without a strategy. It exposes you to failure. Create a plan for monetizing your hobby. Set goals and timelines. Get other people to help you if you must.
Do a trial run.
Take advantage of having friends and family that will give you honest feedback. Let them be your first customer base. Sell to them and record all the feedback they give. Ask for advice on areas of improvement.
Expand your reach.
Once you are in the clear, invest back into the business. Make the improvements you can to attract more customers.
The only way people will pay you for a service or a product is if they know about what you have to offer. Take advantage of social media to let people know you exist. Build an intriguing online presence. Print out posters and fliers if you must. Attend networking events. Do what you can to get your name out there.