5 Tips To Make Money Online During Covid-19

5 Tips To Make Money Online During Covid-19

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What can you do to earn money during Covid-19? Here are 5 tips you should know to make money online during Covid-19 lockdown.
How To Make Money Online During Covid-19

Traffic Increasing But Earnings Decreasing

Sounds familiar? If you are a blogger, you know exactly what I mean. With the Covid-19 pandemic, people are focused to stay at home and they are using the Internet non stop. While this is helping you to increase your blog traffic, it is certainly not helping you to make additional income. The reason is simply because people are trying to save money and prepare for the worst.

Here are some of the best tips to make money online during Covid-19.

Simple Steps To Increase Blog Earnings And Make Money Online

Just like many other blogs, my primary blogs are also hit with the lower than expected affiliate marketing earnings. It made me think how and what I should do to increase my blog earnings.

Carry on reading to discover the 5 steps I took to make money online during Covid-19.

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Create trust

One of the best ways to increase your chance of making money online is by creating trust. With the Covid-19 pandemic around the world, people have access to more information than ever before.

The only thing that differentiate you and your competitors is that you are building trust.

How to build trust and make money?

  • Information published on the blog needs to be real and true
  • Convey messages based on emotional feelings
  • Avoid any salesy words or content to generate sales
  • Promote your newsletter and free content (in return for their email)
  • Ask questions and answer questions to display authority

Funnel Your Visitors

What does it comes to your mind when we talk about sales funnel? It's probably sales, sales and more sales, right?

In this case, you should still build a sales funnel—but without the hard selling.

Instead, use the funnel to drive traffic and build an audience that will trust your words.

This case, you will be able to build a following (and make money down the road after Covid-19).

There are many sales funnel software in the market with ClickFunnels being the most expensive one. If you are trying to keep a low budget, ConvertKit is an excellent option for you to start building an email funnel. Free demo.

Build An Email List

There is no better time to build an email list than now. Here's one of the biggest mistakes done by many bloggers when it comes to email marketing.

Do not use an email list to send weekly or monthly newsletters. Instead, build funnels or email sequences within your email lists to drive more traffic and conversion—a.k.a. make money online.

This quote is taken from my free masterclass where I teach bloggers and Internet Marketers the exact steps I took to go from $0 to $100,000+ in 2019. It's free to join and there's absolutely ZERO upsell. Reserve your spot here.

Here's the exact automation and email sequences I used for my blogs.

Email Automation Using ConvertKit

I use ConvertKit for my email responders and I recommend you to do the same too—if you are selling courses online.

Smart Monetization

Does your blog has more than 1,000 visits in a month? If the answer is "yes", you should consider signing up for Ezoic.

Ezoic is a 3rd party Adsense publisher that helps website owners to make more money online with Adsense. Instead of optimizing each page for Adsense, Ezoic helps to do real-time optimization to ensure that you stand the highest chance in earning money from Google Adsense.

Do you know that Ezoic helped me to earn 10x more Google Adsense revenue in just 3 days after implementing Ezoic to my website? Check out Ezoic and register for a free account with them!

Sponsored Content

While Covid-19 had created economy downfall at an unprecedented level, it had failed to stop content from gaining momentum. Website owners and digital marketing agencies are constantly seeking freelancers to perform content outreach or guest posting.

And if you have a website and want to earn some quick income, having sponsored content from time to time is a good thing—to earn quick bucks.

A sponsored content could earn you from $30 to $200, depending on your website age, traffic count and several other factors.

What are you doing to Make Money During Covid-19?

Have a trick or tricks to make money online during Covid-19? Leave a comment below and share with me!

Reginald Chan

Reginald Chan

A meticulous entrepreneur by nature, Reginald is a sought-after success coach, digital marketing consultant and TEDx speaker from Asia. Currently, he teaches others how to make money online for free.

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How To Work From Home During Movement Control Order (MCO)?

How To Work From Home During Movement Control Order (MCO)?

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Working from home during movement control order? Here's how you stay productive during MCO Malaysia and how to get more tasks done at home.
How To Work From Home During Movement Control Order Malaysia

What Is Movement Control Order?

MCO was launched in Malaysia on 18th March 2020 to contain and manage the Covid-19 spread in the country. Businesses are required to close down temporarily until further notice by the government.

The move was not a bad one—as it is necessarily required to contain the virus spread. However, it has lead to unemployment, retrenchment and termination from the day job across various industries.

How To Work From Home During Movement Control Order

Working From Home During MCO

Half or more of the population in Malaysia started using Zoom, Skype and other tools to work from home or to connect to their workplace remotely. While this is a good thing, there are still many downsides from working from home during MCO, namely:

Carry on reading to learn how to work from home during MCO.

1. Planning

The first step is to plan. Plan your work and things that needed to be done for that one particular day.

The better your planning is, the more work you can get done within a short time period.

Some tolls that I use: ClickUp and Trello.

2. Discipline

Once you have set the goals, you need to ensure that the goals are accomplished. Discipline is key for success when working from home during MCO.

Have a strong mindset on what that has to be done and why you need to get them done in a timely manner.

3. Early Riser

Another powerful tip I can share is to wake up earlier than usual. For starters, my kid wakes up at 7.30 in the morning and I know I need to accompany them when they are awake.

So, I make sure that I wake up earlier (4.30 or 5 in the morning) to get jobs done.

Waking up early means you will be tired around evening. Taking a short nap (around 30 minutes to an hour) helps to replenish your energy.

4. Night Owl

If early rising is not your cup of tea (or coffee), then sleeping late at night will help with productivity.

No, it is not staying up late at night to watch videos but to work!

I find it extremely calm to work anywhere between 12 midnight to 3 in the morning.

5. Leverage Online Tools

There are many online tools that will help you accomplish tasks faster and more efficient.

For me, scheduling tools help me to plan my day while having a dairy helps me to put on my thinking cap.

Plus, automation tools such as email and sales funnels help me generate leads on automation for my online business.

6. Stay Healthy

One of the most important factors to stay motivated when working from home is to stay healthy. When you have a healthy mind, you will be able to perform better.

You can go from workout to yoga and to meditation. Choose one or more that fits your style.

Here are some of the best programs and apps that I personally use:

You can't have to go with all like mine, just choose one and slowly move forward from there.

Always remember that a healthy mind will make you more productive!

Reginald Chan

Reginald Chan

A meticulous entrepreneur by nature, Reginald is a sought-after success coach, digital marketing consultant and TEDx speaker from Asia. Currently, he teaches others how to make money online for free.

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Budgeting Tips For New Bloggers 2020

Budgeting Tips For New Bloggers 2020

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Best Budgeting Tips For Bloggers In 2020

How To Stay Afloat As A New Blogger?

The process of starting a blog is rather cheap. However, it doesn't mean that you can go gung-ho all the way. There are many ways that you can keep your budget in tack as a new blogger. Here are some of the best budgeting tips for new bloggers.

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Use Coupon Codes

Want to buy WordPress themes or plugins? Using coupon codes can help you save a few dollars at the very least.

Coupon codes are easy to find and all you need to do is to use Google to find for it.

Here's a quick and simple method to find for coupon codes:

  • Google Search » [input keyword] + coupon
  • Google Search » [input keyword] + discount

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals

The biggest offers are always promoted during both of these events. If you are just starting as a blogger, save up some money and do the needed purchases during these crazy sales period.

You will save more money and in most cases, over 50% discounts for most items.

Get An All-Inclusive And Cheap Hosting

Finding for the best and cheap web hosting?

Sure, that will save you money. But there's another thing you can do too.

And that is to find a cheap web host that offers features such as:

  • Free SSL
  • Free domain
  • Free email hosting
  • Free website backup

The more "free" you get, the more money you will save.

This is by far my favorite budgeting tips for new bloggers.

Looking for a good and cheap web hosting? BlueHost is my go-to hosting. At only $4 per month, you get a powerful web hosting service with all the goodies at no additional charge! Try BlueHost today now.

Opt In For Longer Duration (For Discounts)

Spending more money now could mean that you are saving even more in the future.

For example, subscribing to yearly or 2-years plan will give you more discount that paying monthly or quarterly.

What's Your Favorite Budgeting Tip As A Blogger?

Leave a comment below and tell me what is your best tip to save money as a blogger.

Reginald Chan

Reginald Chan

A meticulous entrepreneur by nature, Reginald is a sought-after success coach, digital marketing consultant and TEDx speaker from Asia. Currently, he teaches others how to make money online for free.

6 Ways To Stay Focused When Working From Home (You'll Be Surprised)

6 Ways To Stay Focused When Working From Home (You'll Be Surprised)

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How To Stay Focused When Working From Home

Quick Tips To Stay Focused When Working From Home

With the constant growth of the gig economy and the current Covid-19 pandemic, people are working from home or remotely

But, there's a little problem.

Staying at home for a long period of time can be demotivating and making us feeling nostalgic. These will lead to lack of focused and the low productivity levels.

In this article, I'll share with you some of the best tips to stay focused while working from home.

Create A Work Schedule

The best way to stay focused is to create a work schedule. Working at home requires discipline and with a work schedule, you know exactly what needed to be done and when do to them.

Create A Schedule To Stay Focused While Working From Home

There are many tools that you can use to schedule your work. My favorite is ClickUp that allows me to create multiple schedules (either on recurring or one-off types) and setting reminders.

A work schedule helps you to stay focused when working from home and you don't have to create a super complicated one.

Time for Workout

Staying healthy helps to promote better focus when working from home. Staying at home for a long time will create a sense of nostalgic and working out helps you to reduce stress.

Workout From Home

Aside from that, you should also focus on doing light stretching every 1 hour of work to keep your focus during working from home.

If you need a workout plan at home, here's a good one to try out (free video included): Click here.

Time For Reading

Staying focused at home is all about having enough time for yourself. I find that reading helps me to keep my focus right and on top gear ... even when working at home (with all the stress that the kids around and other stuffs).

Reading Helps To Improve Focus When Working From Home

While there are many reading types, I tend to lean towards motivational and energy books.

Here are some books that you should read:

  • Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World (get it on Amazon)
  • You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life (get it on Amazon)
  • Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds (get it on Amazon)
  • The Mamba Mentality: How I Play (get it on Amazon)
  • How to Make Sh*t Happen: Make more money, get in better shape, create epic relationships and control your life! (get it on Amazon)

Improve Focus With Yoga And Meditation

Yoga and meditation helps. Yes, these are boring stuffs—but you will feel the focus level increase dramatically right after the first session.

Yoga And Meditation For More Focus At Home

While you can practise yoga and meditation at anytime of the day, my favorite time is still the early mornings and/or right before bed.

This gives me some level of calmness and I am able to be more focused throughout the day.

Here's a quick yoga challenge you can try from the comfort of your home!

Avoid Multitasking

If you want a better focused rate when working from home, you should avoid multitasking at all costs. Multitasking doesn't only slow you down, it reduces your ability to complete more tasks and produce better results.

Multitasking When Working At Home

Avoid multitasking and you will see an improved focus level when you are working from home.

Some of things that you never do when working from home:

  • Use social media when working
  • Distracted by television
  • Trying to complete two or more at the same time
  • Rush to complete a task
  • Having too many tasks in one day

Set Tiny Datelines

Last but not least, setting up tiny datelines can help you stay focused when working at home. 

Achieving tiny dateline gives you the needed psychological boost to continue solving more tasks. Take a look at thie video to learn more.

Want to stay focused when working from home?

I hope you find these tips useful in staying focused when working from home.

Do you have other tricks? Tell me in the comments below!

Reginald Chan

Reginald Chan

A meticulous entrepreneur by nature, Reginald is a sought-after success coach, digital marketing consultant and TEDx speaker from Asia. Currently, he teaches others how to make money online for free.

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Should I Start A Podcast In 2020?

Should I Start A Podcast In 2020?

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Should I Start A Podcast In 2020

Podcast Business In 2020

If you are deciding about starting a podcast in 2020, I hope this article share some light with you. Podcast has been one of the most thriving businesses I had personally experienced and it is by far the most bulletproof business idea that is not affected by recession.

There are 14 critical podcast stats that you should be aware of (if you are thinking if starting a podcast in 2020 is a good idea):

  • 70% of Americans Have Heard of Podcasts
  • 51% of Americans (12 or older) Have Listened to a Podcast
  • 32% of Americans Listen to Podcasts Monthly
  • Nearly One-Quarter of Americans Listen to Podcasts Weekly
  • Men Are More Devoted Podcast Listeners
  • 40% of Americans 54 or Younger Listen to Podcasts Monthly
  • Podcast Listeners Are Much More Likely to Earn $75,000+ per Year
  • Habitual Fans Listen to 7 Podcasts Per Week
  • Podcast Consumers Listen to Podcasts More Than Any Other Type of Audio
  • Two-thirds of Podcast Consumers Most Often Listen on a Mobile Device
  • More Than Half of Podcast Consumers Have Multi-tasked While Listening
  • 78% of Podcast Fans Listen to More Than Half the Shows They Download
  • 93% of Podcast Fans Listen to Most of an Episode
  • 54% of Podcast Listeners Are More Likely to Consider Buying an Advertised Product

Starting a podcast in 2020 is not just a business idea—it is an excellent business idea to start with!

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Why Podcast Is A Good Business Idea For 2020?

Apart from the 14 stats above (which can be slightly geeky), most podcast business takes off nicely because:

  • Podcast is easy to start and launch
  • Podcast business can easily scale
  • Podcast helps you to reach a wider range of audience
  • Podcast is audio-based which gives you an upper hand in the saturated published content form
  • Message in podcasts are easier to consume
  • You can listen to podcast on the go
  • You can start a podcast business without a huge initial startup

Is Podcast Really Cheap To Start with?

Absolutely. On average, it costs around $5 to $15 per month to host your podcast. Plus, you don't have to purchase expensive podcast equipment—you can record your own podcast show using your smartphone.

Best Podcast Equipment For Beginners

Here's a simple list of good and cheap podcast equipments.

Can I record A Podcast For Free?

Yes, you can! Unlike starting a blog where you need to buy web hosting and stuffs, you can start a podcast for free (here's how).

Follow the steps in the guide and you are well on your way to launch your first ever podcast.

How Long It Takes To Grow A Podcast?

While the answer varies, it takes around 3 months to really grow your podcast. New podcasts are given 90 days of limelight on Apple store. This is an excellent time for you to showcase your podcast WITHOUT spending a dime on paid advertisements.

How To Start A Podcast For Free In 2020?

Follow this steps and you are ready to launch your own show quickly and successfully:

  1. Decide on a topic (or a few topics) you want to podcast on.
  2. Decide either going solo or with another podcaster.
  3. Create an artwork for your podcast (you can use Canva for free design).
  4. Sign up for podcast hosting platform (Buzzsprout offers free for life podcast hosting plans).
  5. Launch your first podcast episode.

TIP: Forget about starting a podcast with those expensive podcasting equipment just to be perfect. Anyone needs to start somewhere. So, the first hurdle you need to do is to launch your first episode!

Reginald Chan

Reginald Chan

A meticulous entrepreneur by nature, Reginald is a sought-after success coach, digital marketing consultant and TEDx speaker from Asia. Currently, he teaches others how to make money online for free.

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ClickFunnels vs LeadPages 2020 [Zero Fluff &Zero BS Comparison]

ClickFunnels vs LeadPages 2020 [Zero Fluff &Zero BS Comparison]

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ClickFunnels vs LeadPages

Review: ClickFunnels VS LeadPages

Allow me to start by saying that most ClickFunnels versus LeadPages comparison on the Internet is flawed. This is because ClickFunnels is a comprehensive all-in-one marketing solution while LeadPages is an excellent landing pages and sales pages builder. 

So, why are people searching for ClickFunnels vs LeadPages? The answer is simply because ClickFunnels is expensive as opposed to LeadPages. Here's my critical review on ClickFunnels.

Before we start comparing LeadPages vs ClickFunnels, it is important to understand that comparing software to software is like comparing Apple to Samsung.

The best ClickFunnels vs LeadPages review should circle around using LeadPages as an alternative to ClickFunnels. And this is exactly what you will find in this ClickFunnels vs LeadPages review.

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Introduction to ClickFunnels

ClickFunnels is a software designed to build sales funnel builder without coding skills. It offers a 14-days free trial for those who are just starting out and would want to learn more about the software.

What Is ClickFunnels

It comes with two packages—ClickFunnels Basic and ClickFunnels Platinum.

ClickFunnels Basic offers an entry level funnel builder solution for entrepreneurs, webmasters, Internet marketers and small business owners. It is considered affordable and you can use it easily without any coding skills.

ClickFunnels Platinum is a comprehensive, all-in-one marketing solution that comes with funnel builder, email marketing automation and affiliate management tool. This package is a much better fit for businesses that already making money and would want to scale their business to new heights.

I had recently published a full, lengthy and honest ClickFunnels review and I recommend you to take a read here: Best ClickFunnels Review

Introduction to LeadPages

If you are looking for an EXCELLENT landing and sales page builder, LeadPages is the best software money can buy. Just like ClickFunnels, LeadPages also offers free trial and 30 days money back guarantee.

What Is LeadPages

LeadPages comes with three packages—LeadPages Standard, LeadPages Pro and LeadPages Advanced.

LeadPages Standard offers landing pages for a single site and without any payment gateway integration. This is an excellent choice for small business website owners who want to generate leads on automation.

LeadPages Pro is a mid-tier solution that comes with everything from basic plus split testing ability. At the same time, there is also email link triggers which allows you to turn cold leads into hot ones directly from your email marketing efforts.

LeadPages Advanced is the highest tier and is often best when you are managing multiple domains and sub accounts for your client. This is also a great option for agencies due to sub account management.

LeadPages is powerful and more importantly, extremely easy to setup and launch a landing pages in minutes. It's affordable pricing (even with the highest tier) makes it a no brainer for website owners to opt for LeadPages over ClickFunnels. Register for a free account with LeadPages here.

ClickFunnels VS LeadPages: The Comparisons That Matter

Finally, let's compared both ClickFunnels and LeadPages (side by side). This comparison is lengthy, therefore, I recommend you to use the Search option to search for relevant information.

It is important to note that I am comparing ClickFunnels Basic to LeadPages Standard as an entry level sales funnel builder option.

FeaturesClickFunnels BasicLeadPages StandardWinner
Number of sites31ClickFunnels
Number of landing pages/funnels20UnlimitedLeadPages
Number of traffic20,000 per monthUnlimitedLeadPages
Number of leadsUnlimitedUnlimited-
Free domainNoYesLeadPages
HostingHostedHosted & self hostedLeadPages (for control)
Mobile responsive templatesYesYes-
Split testingYesNoClickFunnels
Visual funnelizationYesNoClickFunnels
Drag and drop builderYesYes-
Payment gateway3No (available on higher tiers only)ClickFunnels
Pricing$97 per month$28 per monthLeadPages

Takeaway: ClickFunnels VS LeadPages

Based on the comparison above, both ClickFunnels and LeadPages excel in specific categories (remember Apple vs Samsung?).

If you have a budget constraint, LeadPages is definitely a better option. As a matter of fact, LeadPages is 3.5 times cheaper compared to ClickFunnels.

On the other hand, ClickFunnels is a better option for those who want to scale. This means that it is easier for you to start small and move up the pricing tiers as your business grows.

ClickFunnels entry level certainly underperforms compared to LeadPages in terms of pricing and features but upon upgrading to ClickFunnels Platinum, it easily surpasses even the most advanced marketing tools in the market.

Choose ClickFunnels

  • Looking for easy scale
  • An intuitive and visual sales funnel builder
  • Ability to split test
  • Requires payment gateway to collect payment

Choose LeadPages

  • Cheaper option
  • Just require sales/landing pages
  • Prefer more domain control
  • Don't want to tied down with traffic and landing pages count

P.S. Looking for better LeadPages alternatives? Read this post: Best LeadPages alternatives for serious Internet Marketers.

Reginald Chan

Reginald Chan

A meticulous entrepreneur by nature, Reginald is a sought-after success coach, digital marketing consultant and TEDx speaker from Asia. Currently, he teaches others how to make money online for free.

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