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TrafficMate Product Review

Without traffic to your website, you have no online business. In other words, you have a store but no customers! No wonder traffic is considered the lifeblood of your websites. However, the price of converting website traffic into sales is more vital than just quantity. The quality of your website traffic matters too. Let’s face it, no one wants a bunch of looky-loos inside their stores who aren’t going to buy something.

You need to produce quality traffic to your websites. Introducing TrafficMate!


Nowadays, you can discover plenty of tools that help you to get even more traffic, but most of them include a low conversion rate.

Luckily Mike Mckay has actually released a brand-new tool that provides you with 3 superior ways to get more top-quality website traffic. It is called TrafficMate.

What Is TrafficMate?

TrafficMate is an amazing new SEO/Traffic app that delivers viral traffic via social traffic / SEO traffic + article content generator! This powerful cloud-based tool provides you with three distinct ways to generate traffic for your website. To be more specific, the tool allows you to create backlinks, make unique content, and find the keyword in any niche. Therefore, the SEO optimization process for your sites would be much more simple and more effective. On top of that, the tool is newbie-friendly, so you can easily use it without any special technical skills.

3 Way Traffic

Social Media Traffic Generation

This feature of built-in-one-click social media traffic generation also allows you to leverage some top social sites for driving amounts of free traffic into your website. TrafficMate will generate quality traffic for you through social media sites that can easily be converted into sales.

Content Creation

You do not need to spend hours creating content unless you want to. TrafficMate provides some great features to create unique video, text, and image content in seconds. It also allows you to post your content on WordPress sites quickly.

Backlink Creation

TrafficMate also helps you to build effective backlink campaigns that improve your site’s ranking on Google. In short, TrafficMate will give you the ability to convert your traffic into sales, thus enhancing the profits of your sites with the least amount of effort.

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Free Copywriting Checklist

FREE Report! Download the 100K Copywriting Formula and Checklist (start selling anything you like online)

Whenever I coach newbies online, one of the first things I get them to do is start putting together good offers, write sales pages and work on their copywriting. Why?… Because if you can’t convince people to click on your ad, click on an affiliate link, refer a friend, sign up to a mailing list, or place an order then you will not make any money online.

Whilst traffic, web design, graphics, and other elements play an important role, copywriting is what gets your visitors to take action. Afterall,
there’s no point getting traffic if your site doesn’t convert.

This is why today’s newsletter is solely focused on writing not good, but GREAT sales copy.

Inside the free report below you’ll discover…

* What is Copywriting & Why Is It So Important?
* The Basics of Copywriting
* Focusing On Your Target Market
* Creating A USP Unique Selling Prosition
* Selling The Features
* Selling The Benefits To Sell The Features
* Summarizing Ideas With Bullets
* Capture The Visitor With Headlines
* Getting Visitors To Read With Subheadlines
* Social Proofing With Testimonials
* Making The Sale With A Call To Action
* Creating An Irresistible Offer

* Tips for Writing Great Copy
* Speak to Your Audience
* Avoid Excessive Adjectives
* Be Specific
* Don’t Worry So Much about Grammar
* Keep it Simple
* Keep Layouts Simple
* Be Succinct & Edit
* Sense of Urgency – Get Them to Buy Now
* Close the Deal – Call-to-Action
* Putting it All Together

You can download 100K CopywritingFormula directly from the link below along with other cool freebies:

To Your Success!
Terry – Your Online Teacher.

P.S. Want to start producing content really fast and easy? You can check out the demo video on the grab bag download page.

5 Step List Building Process

Fail-proof methods that work…

Here’s a question for you… Are you ‘storing’ your traffic?

Why work so hard to promote a website only to have a fraction of them actually buy anything?

It can take as much as 100 people to see your website before anyone buys your offer… and that’s on the optimistic side.

This is why list building is SO important and why ‘storing’ your traffic is crucial to your long-term success.

So today we’ll look into 5 fail-proof ways you can use to get traffic to your squeeze page in order to build your list.

Download the free report from the link below:



Eliminate These 3 Time ⌛ Suckers 🍭🍭

Here are 3 “time suckers” to avoid so I can enjoy more of what you love.


#1 Unnecessary Interruptions

Most people are not able to switch quickly from task to task, yet interruptions are common problems we encounter when trying to improve our productivity.
Remember, multitasking is counter-productive, so remove all the distractions/disruptions from your day. Create and stick to a schedule for each thing that you need to do.
Ensure that you inform those around you not to interrupt you during specific times of the day or if you have to, put up a “do not disturb” sign. Believe it or not, they do work but only if you enforce it.


#2 Lack of Planning

When you don’t plan something out, you are just winging it. That’s never good (according to the wife😁). When you sit down and write out a plan, it gives you an opportunity to test the waters and to anticipate roadblocks, bottlenecks, and other issues that cause time management issues throughout your day.
Every day you should save some time from your day to engage in short-term, medium-term, and long-term planning. Whether it’s losing weight, getting your home organized, or starting and running a business, plans made with SMART goals will always perform better than going by the seat of your pants.


#3 Thinking You Have to Do It All Yourself

It doesn’t matter who you are, but you really don’t have to do everything yourself. If you’re like me (the stay-at-home dad), raising kids, starting a business, running a business, running a household, and caretaker, there are people to help.
You can engage your spouse, your kids, other family members, or simply pay someone to do the things you don’t want to do (it’s called outsourcing 😉). Plus, believe it or not, someone else might do the task much better than you can do it.


Use Technology to Boost Your Productivity

As a side note, some activities may require you to invest your time upfront but the payoff, in the long run, is priceless! “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Abraham Lincoln


Don’t forget to use technology to boost your productivity and gain more time in your day. For example, if you automate your bill-paying or use savings and investments like Acorns, you can remove hours of work each month from your schedule.

As an affiliate marketer, I’m always on the lookout for time-saving tools for my marketing and if you haven’t heard of or used Commission Gorilla yet, I invite you to take a look.

Once you stop these time⏲️ wasters 🗑️, you’ll start seeing a massive difference in your productivity and income. The benefits will be less stress while also getting more of what’s needed to be done.

What Does The Bible Say About Time Management?


Time management is important because of the brevity of our lives. Our earthly sojourn is significantly shorter than we are inclined to think. As David so aptly points out, “You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Each man’s life is but a breath” Psalm 39:4–5.

The apostle James echoes this: “You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes” James 4:14. Indeed, our time on earth is fleeting—in fact, it is infinitesimally small compared to eternity. To live as God would have us live, it is essential we make the best possible use of our allotted time (source:

Discover 5 Proven Ways to Monetize Your Blog For Independence Day

Independence Day!

A day where consumers open their wallets and buy buy buy just about anything imaginable regarding the 4th of July:

  • Patriotic clothing!
  • Fireworks!
  • 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:


marketing 101

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.

Places like:

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 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.   ☹

Your takeaway?

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

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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, download some Independence Day images (or even niche images) for free, upload them in a site like, 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.

What’s required?

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

tangible july 4th 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… 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

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!):

eMail Marketing!

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.

Go figure.

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!

Your takeaway?

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

sell 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…

But consider…

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:

Good stuff!


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).

Your takeaway?

Start your Independence Day profiting *now*… and remember the following.

Money Likes Speed.

Get up to speed… starting today!


How Bitcoin is Fulfilling Bible Prophecy

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.

Source: Youtube

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Your Hobby Can Be Your Financial Resource

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.” 

passion hobby

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.

Market yourself.

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.

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My experience with the Incomeway program

Choosing a reliable online program that will actually work for you can be an uphill battle, especially if you are a beginner who is just starting out. My experience with IncomeWay thus far has been nothing short of stellar.

If you are still finding it difficult to generate Traffic, Leads, and Commissions online, look no further than IncomeWay!
Stan Thompson is a developer and mastermind behind Incomeway. He actually owns many websites (like Top-Surfer) and discovered that his Adboard type of website was very easy to get other marketers to submit their ads for free and also upgrade as well.

Stan knew that other people would want one of his websites, so he made it easy for them by renting them out or to put it another way, leasing them. Income Way Inc. is a small business that’s family-owned. Stan continues to manage Incomeway and develops other websites.

What I Like

First of all, it’s affordable! Second, you’ll be providing a service that all marketers want and need when you join Incomeway. If you ever wanted to own your own website and make money from it look no further.

With Income Way:
Your website is easily set up within minutes
You get to choose a real domain name of your choice
You get hosting for your website
You can customize your website to look the way you want it to
Your website is designed to go viral
You can create your own mailing list members joining to advertise for free
You get  awesome customer service, you are not alone
You don’t need an autoresponder to communicate with your leads

The last benefit alone is worth the measly $14 a month price. The admin area has several ways that you can email your subscribers. Send emails immediately, or send them later.  They also have an option for recurring emails that you can set and even emails that can go out in sequence. Priceless!

What I Dislike

Quite honestly, I haven’t come across anything I don’t like about Incomeway, but if I had to pick something it would be that I don’t own the domain name I choose. The domain name we pick becomes a part of Incomeway’s property if you ever decide to cancel your subscription.

Final Verdict

Incomeway works! I became a member last year in 2020 and have been making consistent money from it. This is one affiliate program that I have no hesitation recommending.


10 Commandments Of Marketing Online

Over the past few years, the Internet has completely changed the rules on how products are marketed with new and exciting advents in online marketing mediums and strategies.

However, online marketing is also ever-changing, and businesses need to change with the times. It could be likened to taking a journey. You may have taken the same road many times before and arrived at your destination successfully. However, if for some reason there are road works and road closures along the way, you will need to change your route and detour from time to time.

Trying to go the way you used to go will result in frustration, difficulties, and lost revenue. This is what can happen to a business if it relies on the old ways of online marketing.

What are the new 10 commandments of online marketing?

  1. You must write high-quality content. Gone are the days when cutting and pasting was a good way to add content. If the content is of high quality, people will be encouraged to share it, use it and buy from you. So spend enough time preparing content, which engages people.
  2. You must regularly update your content. Quality content is one thing, but you also need to post regularly on social media and blogs. This will keep people coming back for more.
  3. You must diversify. This means not just using one or two marketing ways. Have a blog on your website, use article marketing, pay per click, and press releases. Every piece of content that is published is one more way that the search engines will find you.
  4. You must use social media. Social media platforms like LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Google are essential for online marketing. If you can add more, then, that is better. Don’t forget: post regularly and make sure that the content is of high quality. A word of warning – research your audience as not all social media platforms work for every audience.
  5. You must use images. Image-based content is becoming more and more popular to share. It is said that a picture says 1,000 words. Pictures and images will do more than you can ever write. Use also infographics – a combination of an image and text to make a point.
  6. You must not ask people to “like.” If the content is of high quality you will never need to ask a person to like it. It will come naturally. Asking people to like can seem desperate and a cheap way to increase your audience. Quality content will give your audience a great reason to “like” or re-tweet it.
  7. You must remember quality and quantity. Never sacrifice one for the other. There needs to be a balance of both quality and quantity.
  8. You must remember that marketing is not advertising. Marketing is a two-way relationship, which involves the business and the consumer. Therefore, don’t keep bombarding your customers will opportunities to buy. Offer information, training, advice, and the possibility to engage.
  9. You must use less to get more. People don’t like spending a lot of time examining a web page to try to decipher the message. More and more companies are taking a simplistic approach to online marketing. This is seen as a way to draw, not push, people in.
  10. You must be prepared to develop new strategies. The way that people respond to online marketing is constantly changing. Therefore, you need to keep up-to-date on what is trending. Even with established online marketing platforms, campaigns can be altered, changed, and adapted.

The rules of online marketing have changed. Follow these new 10 commandments of online marketing and watch the results of your efforts grow. You will increase the size of your audience; you will engage with more of your audience and in the end, your sales will grow.