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.

Table of Contents

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 Start A Blog Business In 2020 (And Get Paid)?

How To Start A Blog Business In 2020 (And Get Paid)?

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How To Start A Blog Business In 2020 And Get Paid

What is a blog (and why it matters)?

A blog is a website that produces information to the public. From technology to financial news, there are many forms of blogs thanks to the Internet.

 blogging is a powerful way to earn passive income and the term "how to start a blog business" is in high demand thanks to the current unstable economy around the world.

In this article, you will find more information on how to start a blogging business and get paid from it. But before that, there are several fundamentals that you need to know and understand. 

The important requirements to start a blog are:

  • Domain name (a.k.a. blog name)
  • Web hosting
  • WordPress

Don't worry if these sounds challenging or complicated. I can promise you they are not. Follow the guide below and you will be on your way to start a blog business (that makes money) under 90 days.

Finding A Domain Name

Most bloggers struck at this part for way too long and you shouldn't. While choosing a good blog names makes it is easier for remembrance and SEO advantages, most of these are just blogging myth that carry no weight to your success.

I usually use this formula when choosing a good blog name for my site.

  • Prefer to be either a .com or .net top level domain
  • Not too lenghty (under 15 character length at most)
  • One single word keyword within the blog name

Let me give you an example. I launched WPMaven.net some months back.

WPMaven.net = WP (represents the term "WordPress" and Maven is to complete the domain name.

Reliable Web Hosting

When you are just starting a blog, you don't need to spend hundreds of dollars with premium WordPress hosting solutions. While these are great, it can be heavy on your financials.

For example, Kinsta hosting maybe one of the best web hosting in the planet, but forking out $30 even before you start making money can be really heavy for beginners.

Reliable Web Hosting For Bloggers

The better choice would be going for a cheap shared hosting solution, such as BlueHost.

Hosting on BlueHost costs you only $3 per month and it comes with a free domain too. That's exactly 10x saving when you use BlueHost compared to Kinsta hosting. You can learn more about BlueHost and its promotions right here.

Install WordPress CMS

The last step is to install WordPress to your site. WordPress is a CMS that allows you to do all the blogging related stuffs. WordPress (or WP in short) helps you to create and publish blog posts quickly and without coding skills.

What Is WordPress

Currently, there are thousands of free WordPress themes and plugins that you can download directly from the WordPress repository. And by any chance you need better support or slightly premium WordPress themes and plugins, you can opt for Thrive Themes and plugins that costs only $19 per month.

Thrive Themes comes with a wide range of ready-made themes and plugins that are able to convert boring blog posts into super engaging one. The more engaging the content is, the higher the opportunity for you to make money from blogging. Take a look at Thrive Themes for more information.

Getting Paid With Blogging Business

If you want to a start a blog business and make money, these are exact steps you need to take to grow your online business. Once those are done, you can opt to place Google Adsense advertisement banners or other affiliate products on your site (where you get a commission cut for every sale you make).

Is this the best time to start a blog business in 2020? Yes, there is no denial and I recommend you to start right now!

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 Fast Can I Make Money Using Affiliate Marketing?

Make Money With Affiliate Marketing

Want to know how fast you can make money with affiliate marketing? The answer is "it depends." There is no exact formula in knowing how long it takes for you to make your first dollar using affiliate marketing. Some bloggers make the first dollar within days and some takes a few months depending on the strategy, competition and market environment.

But certainly, the above is not going to satisfy your 'craving in knowing how long it really takes to make money online using affiliate marketing.

For starters, let's get some facts right.

Affiliate marketing is a legitimate online business (and not a scam)

So, why are there parties who say affiliate marketing is purely a scam?

The answer is simple. The first part is that they probably aren't making money using affiliate marketing and they are jealous. The second part is that there are also affiliate marketers who make a living by scamming others (such as promoting a product they don't use but yet, they publish a review on the product with the hopes of making sales out of it).

That is the ugly side of affiliate marketing and it is something none of us can control.

How to make money with affiliate marketing?

If affiliate marketing is a legitimate business model, then why it is so hard to make money from it?

Competition is the word here.

There are just too much competition in the marketplace and marketers (including myself) are often seen struggling to make money from it.

Want to know how to make money with affiliate marketing?

Here are some criteria you need to be successful:

  • Strategizing your marketing plan

  • Patience (you don't make money overnight)

  • Constantly on the lookout for trends

  • Persuasive skills

Summary: How fast can I make money using affiliate marketing?

Assuming that you have the right strategy, patience, great listening skills and persuasive skills, you are bound to make some money from affiliate marketing.

On average, I would say it takes around 30 to 90 days for you to earn your first dollar through affiliate marketing.

Want success in affiliate marketing? There is NO quick ways in making money. Have a strong plan in mind and constantly build trust.

That's how you can build your audience and finally, make money with affiliate marketing.

How I Made Money Online Through Blogging?

We all want to make more money on the side (without leaving our day job). For the younger generation, one of the best ways to make money online is through blogging.

I made pretty decent earnings from the Internet — all thanks to hard work and some luck. I make my money through affiliate marketing and to give you an idea on how much I actually made, take a look at the screen grab below.

affiliate earnings

Let's be honest. $11,697.87 is a lot of money and I know that you can use this for a whole lot of reason!

Make money online through blogging is not impossible. It takes time and effort — and if you can stay close to it, you are going to reap the benefit after some time.

Discovering The "How"

How can you can make money from blogging today?

I bet you have this in mind. Carry on reading below and let me show you how it can be done (correctly).

1. Find your interest (niche)

find niche for blogging

All successful bloggers have one thing in common — they do the thing that they love. This means that if you love writing about WordPress, then that should be the niche for your website. If you have deep love for finance related news, you should start a blog covering that topic.

You can start a blog that is not really your interest but after several weeks of hard work, you will feel burn down — and you will stop blogging altogether.

The trick here is to find a niche that you have interest in and start a blog with that in mind.

2. Search engine optimization (SEO) is always important

search engine optimization

You don't have to spend thousands of dollars a month for expensive SEO tools. However, successful bloggers often invest into at least a single SEO tool to help them rank better on search engines.

I use KWFinder (click here to create a free account) and it is definitely one of my must-use tool before writing a blog post. KWFinder can help you find long tail keywords and analyze your competitor's backlinks.

Must read: What is KWFinder and how to use KWFinder (review)?

3. Focus on content

content first

Starting a blog is the easy part — determining your focus is another. When you start a blog, you are going to be bombarded with SEO, WordPress setup, plugins and many more.

But there's one trick to this. Writing a blog post is all about the content — so make sure your content is readable and engaging.

If you are starting a new blog, you should spend more time on the content than the SEO aspect. This means that you should focus heavily on the way the content is showcased to your potential audience and what you can do to make them wanting for more.

For me, I use Thrive Architect to create highly interactive content to keep website visitors longer on my site. If they stay long enough, they will enter my marketing funnel which involves using Thrive Leads to collect emails and build my email list.

4. Make money online through email marketing

email marketing

I made a lot of money from blogging through email list. The fastest way to start an email list is using MailChimp. MailChimp allows you to create multiple email lists for free (up to 2,000 email subscribers and 12,000 emails per month).

Want to know more about MailChimp? Here's the step by step guide in using MailChimp for bloggers.

Important!

If you are an affiliate marketer like me, MailChimp is not a good option to start with. Sure, the free email marketing solution certainly attracts heads but do you know that MailChimp will shut you down (without notice) if you use their service to promote affiliate products?

If you are looking for a reliable email marketing solution, I highly recommend you to use AWeber as it is affordable, powerful and it doesn't stop you from trying to make money from blogging.

5. Promote your content through social media

social media marketing for bloggers

Last but not least, social media is definitely something you need to consider using (if you are serious enough to make money from blogging).

The next time you publish a blog post, take a step further and schedule it on social media. You can do it either manually (which takes a little bit of your time) or you can use third party social media tools to help you schedule content. I use PostPlanner (it costs like $3 per month) to save me at least 3 hours a day. Of course, this is because I have over 500 blog posts to share to my audience at various times, along with 5 different social media platforms.

Are you ready to make money online from blogging?

I hope you find this quick guide useful in your quest of making money through blogging.

Have any questions? Leave a comment below and let's discuss further!

Affiliate Marketing: Promoting High Ticket Affiliate Products (And Make Money)

Are you promoting high ticket affiliate products? The life of an affiliate marketer isn't easy. You are always worried about competition and often time, prays hard to make a living on the Internet.

Do you know why most affiliate marketers are NOT making enough money from affiliate marketing?

They are not promoting high ticket affiliate products.

Ask anyone of them and they will give you a sh*tload of reasons - from promoting high ticket affiliate products means higher competition to lack of time to do sufficient research (before they can successfully promote a high ticket affiliate product).

I want you to find some gems in this post and I'm going to share with you several ways (and products) you can start promoting to score yourself well-deserved high ticket sales.

What are high ticket affiliate products?

In short, these products are able to generate hundreds of dollars by just successfully selling a single product.

Most high ticket affiliate products have these:

  • High customer retention

  • Better customer conversion

  • Costs higher than most products

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    Quality products with constant improvement

Make sense, right?

High ticket affiliate products are often priced higher than most products in the market because they have better products (quality, performance, etc.).

Due to the higher than usual pricing structure, these companies are often required to provide higher affiliate payout to drive traffic and sales.

And this is where you start leveraging them (and promoting high ticket affiliate products)!

How to promote high ticket affiliate products successfully?

My favorite move is to flood the market with tons of value. In this case, creating informative blog posts on a dedicated blog. Yes, not just your average blog but a niche blog.

Click here to learn how to start a blog under $30.

A niche blog is a blog where the content of the blog is discussing a specific topic. Let's take an example of a web hosting blog. The blog will cover a wide range of topic related to web hosting and for search engines, you are providing content within a specific niche (which helps you get discovered pretty fast).

When creating a niche blog to promote high ticket affiliate products, the goal is to flood the marketplace with valuable information. These well-written content is going to drive traffic to your site and increases the trust level of your visitors. Ultimately, visitors who trust you will most likely buy from you ... regardless what you are promoting.

When it comes to promoting high ticket affiliate products, you should be promoting a product related to web hosting (duh!) and in this case, WP Engine is known for its high commission payout.

Earn up to $7500 for one sale!

Yes, that's right. You are bound to earn at least $200 per sale when you promote any WP Engine web hosting products. There are affiliates who actually earn thousands of dollars when promoting WP Engine's enterprise web hosting services.

So, the sky is your only limit.

Are you ready to close some high ticket affiliate sales this week?

I bet you are, right?

Now tell me your experience promoting high ticket affiliate products in the comment below!

*P.S. If you are not promoting high ticket affiliate products, you should do that right now!

Start A Web Design Business With No Experience: How To Find Your First Client?

Are you interested in starting a web design business with no experience?

If the answer is "YES", you are definitely at the right place. In this article, you will discover the exact steps you can start a web design business with no experience at all.

I recommend you to bookmark this article because I'm going to share some important facts and tips not shared on anywhere else — and more importantly, I don't see anyone is talking about this because it will affect their business!

How To Start A Web Design Business With No Experience?

The most important keyword here is not "web design business" but it is "no experience."

How can anyone start a web design business successfully, let alone without experience?

The answer is "it's 100% doable." With proper strategy and framework, you can achieve a lot of fame within a short time period.

Important note: The goal is to start a web design business with the shortest time possible without experience. As your business grows, you need to start focusing and growing your company (hiring web designers for more advanced features etc.)

Question: Can I really make money as a web designer without experience?

Absolutely! You will not get tons of business when you just start, probably just one or two for the first month. From there on, you will need to sharpen your skills in lead generation and converting leads to paying customers.

Ultimately, the goal is to convert the home-based web designer business into a full-fledge, thriving business. This can only be achieve when you have the right strategy and the right team member to support your work.

Getting Started As A Fresh Web Designer

You have zero testimonial and you are desperate for a client.

What should you do? Freelancing is your best way because it instantly expose you to thousands of potential clients. More importantly, you can start for free.

The first step is to sign up for a freelancer account. Make sure you create a new account to enjoy the free upgrade to Professional for 30 days. Again, click here to sign up.

Verify your account and make your profile as complete as possible. Be descriptive of what you can offer — always remember that clients hire you because of what you can offer them.

Here's a sample profile for you to refer to. Of course, I only offer copywriting and marketing on Freelancer.

freelance web designer

Why choose Freelancer?

It is professional and prominent platform where clients are often looking for freelancers. And at one given time, there are thousands of web designing projects up for bidding.

web design freelancing
freelance web design gigs

Take a look at the image above. 2,231 web design projects are up for bidding at this point of time! 

Do you know that the average web design project is approximately $300?

Imagine you have one project per week. That's $1,200 for you per month, even without you leaving your day job!

Crazy right?

Cold Calling/Email To The Local Businesses

You should be bold and be daring to reach out the local businesses to help them create an online identity.

The easiest way to start this is rather simple. Randomly search on Google for joints or businesses in your area.

If the Google search results show only Facebook or Twitter account, I'm pretty confident that they do not have a website.

What you do next is to reach out to them and focus in speaking or emailing directly to the person in charge.

 

Note: Most businesses that don't have a website are often rather small. Thus, they might transfer your call or email to the wrong person. Ultimately, the goal here is to practise patience and try your best to reach out directly to the person in charge.

While cold calling is one of the best ways to make get clients for your web designing services, be prepared as this is one of the toughest ways as a sales person.

Nonetheless, if you are desperate to get for sales, you should use cold calling (with a template) to ensure that you are using the right words and convincing the potential clients on your services.

Get web designing clients using the Internet

There are over a billion questions asked every day on Google and it makes all the sense for you to rank on Google.

After all, organic traffic from Google is one of the best ways to get sales and clients for your web designing business.

But, how how to start a web design business with no experience?

Solution #1: Start by creating a website

A blog serves as your online branding machine and I love to consider my blog as my PR Manager.

You don't have to create 500 pages WordPress blog to talk about your experience and skills in web designing.

You can start with only under 5 pages website that showcase your skills. 

My favorite go-to website builder is Thrive Architect and it allows me to create simple, beautiful and high converting single page website designs in minutes (see below).

single page website design

Did you know?

Thrive Architect (previously known as Thrive Content Builder) is one of the best website builder for website developers. Its intuitive drag and drop WordPress builder is one of the best in the market and is highly used by many developers. Click here to read the review or head straight to the demo page!

By having an online presence, you will stand a better chance to get more clients directly from Google when you are targeting on the right search terms. 

With proper strategy, you can easily increase your Google ranking by multiple folds.

Looking for alternatives to Thrive Architect? Here's a complete comparison between Thrive Architect vs Divi vs WP Beaver Builder.

Solution #2: Social media advertising to the rescue

The second solution to starting a web design business with no experience is through social media advertising.

After creation of a website, you should create ads to drive traffic back to your site.

Social media advertising can be costly if you have messed up the targeting. Therefore, be really specific on who your target audience are and the interest groups that most likely to convert.

Generally, you should have a complete persona which includes:

  • Age

  • Location

  • Gender

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    Work experience

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    Work title

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    Industry

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    Company size

With proper targeting, you can reduce the cost of advertising by multiple folds at the very least!

Summary: How to start a web design business with no experience?

There are many ways you can start a web design business with little to no experience. While the start is often rocky, there shouldn't be any reason stopping you to achieve your dream!