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Blogger, Online Marketer and full-time music lover. Thank you for reading my posts! I share my experiences of making money online as well as providing useful tips and advice to those who are interested in starting an online business. I enjoy writing reviews and giving an insight into what has worked for me and what hasn't. If you like what I write here be sure to share my posts with others!

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5 Things I Learnt About Blogging and Making Money Online in 2017 + My Goals For 2018

I’m going to be very open and honest in this post, and share with you the things I learnt about blogging and making money online in 2017.

It’s not been the easiest year for me, due to personal reasons, but overall it’s been a massive learning experience. Along with that, this year has also been a learning experience in regards to blogging and using that platform to make money online.

So, I want to openly share with you what I’ve learnt and also the goals I have for the coming year.

I believe that setting goals and having them written down makes you more likely to achieve them. And I feel sharing them with you will make me more accountable and more willing to accomplish them.

 

2 Things I Learnt About Making Money Online in 2017


There are NO Shortcuts

To be honest, I always knew this was the case, but for some reason, I’ve still always been drawn to quick fixes.

For years, I’ve been trying to find shortcuts to success, trying to find the next product that’ll help me make more money online. But over the course of this year, it’s hit home more than ever, that there really are no shortcuts.

Making money online is the same as an offline job. You have to work hard if you want to be successful. Any results/income I get now has been from 2-3 years of study and hard work. However, there were times when I “gave up” because I didn’t get the results I wanted in a shorter space of time.

But coming to the end of this year has put it all into perspective, and I’ve come to terms with the fact that I can’t take shortcuts if I truly want to be successful online.

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Simplicity

It probably sounds cliche, but Simplicity really is key. I spent too much time overcomplicating my income goals. The saying “Less is more” is very true in this situation.

I learnt that spreading myself to so many different opportunities at the same time was actually stunting my growth in any them.

 

 

3 Things I Learnt About Blogging In 2017


“Less is More”

I’m so used to trying to be on all platforms at once, learning how to promote on all social media, forums etc, but that wasn’t helpful for me. Instead of growing and building, I would get overwhelmed and left with feelings of inadequacy and doubt.

Similar to the lesson above, towards the end of this year I came to the realisation that I needed to do less in order to get more results.

For example, focusing on one social platform at a time, rather than trying to grow all at the same time, and by doing this I allow myself the chance to become a master of it.

 

You Don’t Have To Be Perfect

I definitely don’t claim to be perfect, but the way I work on my blogs and content, I feel like I have to be perfect in order to be successful.

Thankfully, these last few months have really helped me learn that I’m not going to please everyone. There will be people that will not like my posts or want to subscribe to my newsletter.

But that’s ok…because I don’t need to please everyone. My content is for people like you who are looking for ways to earn an income online and start an online business.

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Just Because One Thing Works For One Person, Doesn’t Mean It’ll Work For You

Last, but not least, I also learnt this important lesson.

I’ve come across tons of advice online about blogging and ways to make it successful that I actually feel like it’s hindered my progress to some extent. I’ve jumped from one advice to another just implementing different strategies without really allowing myself time to begin mastering any of them.

So I’ve had to teach myself to drown out all the noise.

I learnt that it’s more important to test things out for myself and see what works and what doesn’t.

There’s nothing wrong with listening to the advice of others, but it’s vital not to feel compelled to follow the advice of everyone. Cause what has worked for one blogger may not work for you.

For example, a lot of bloggers recommend using Pinterest to get blog traffic, however, Pinterest may not be where your niche audience spends their time. As a result, you could end up spending weeks/months trying to master Pinterest when it doesn’t fit your niche.

 

My Goals For 2018


So, based on the things I learnt about blogging and making money online this year, I’ve created some goals which I aim to implement in 2018 to further grow my blog and my business/income.

I don’t plan on sharing any real specific goals here, such as the number of page views I want by the end of the year, the number of Pinterest followers or the amount of $ I want to earn. My goals are more about my intentions for the coming year.

 

Goal #1: Be More Focused

One of my top goals in 2018 is to be more focused. And to be honest, this doesn’t just apply to my blog/business, it also applies to my life in general.

I’m the kind of person that jumps from one thing to the next. Even in my offline job, I’m jumping from one pharmacy job to the next. Don’t get me wrong, I like being able to work in different pharmacies and meet new people, and I feel it’s really developed my skills as a person. But as you can see, there’s an overall lack of focus.

So this coming year, I will actively work on developing a more focused mind, as well as a more focused schedule to build my blog and business.

 

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Goal #2: Create specific goals for the year

If you’ve had some experience setting goals, then you’ve probably heard about SMART goals. This is a really popular way to set specific goals to help achieve an outcome.

Specific

Measurable

Achievable

Realistic

Time-bound

I plan to use this guideline often to help achieve my goals. You can also learn more about SMART goals from this article.

Additionally, I’ve made it an intention of mine to invest in a planner this year. I personally find it easier to have specific goals and tasks written down, compared to reading them online. So after a bit of research, I went ahead and actually purchased 2 planners on Amazon and I’m looking forward to using them to effectively work on my goals.

Why 2?

Well, Planner 1 is specifically geared towards bloggers and solopreneurs, so a lot of the content will be very useful to me. I had a chance to look inside before purchasing and I could already see the value in a planner like this. (My order is currently on it’s way to me).

It’s not just a planner either, there’s actionable content available to read through to further help you conquer your goals. Complete with 246 pages, so definitely packed full of the value.

It’s also a planner created by one of my favourite bloggers Meera Kothand. She always provides value, and this planner shows it.

Planner 2 is non-blogger specific, and better suited to life goals. There’s a lot of motivational aspects in this planner too which I feel will give me much needed boosts. It’s a bit more expensive (now currently on sale!), but in my opinion, I think the investment is worth the value I will get out of it by the end of the year.

Both planners are available to purchase on Amazon, and of course, you can always purchase digital planners online, but my personal preference is paperback.

If you’re looking for online digital planners then you may want to check out:

Slay Your Goals Planner by It’s All You Boo (+ FREE eBook)

2018 Blogging Goals Planner by Redefining Mom – (Free download when you join the list)

Ultimate Blogging Planner for 2018 by The Social Media Hat (+ Bonuses)

 

Goal #3: Create a blogging schedule

This is a task which I’ve generally found difficult over the past year, as there are some days when I really lack the motivation to write. But, just like a “regular” job, I need to get things done, even if I’m not in the mood…otherwise I’m limiting my growth and my success.

Using the planners above, I will devise a more consistent blogging schedule. And my blogging schedule won’t be specifically about creating/publishing new posts only, it could also be updating previous content, creating social media posts, learning new skills etc.

 

Goal #4: Quality Over Quantity

As much as I feel it’s important to stick to a regular blog posting schedule, I also believe that my content should be of value.

I don’t want to create something for you just for the sake of putting out content. I’m all about giving value to my readers. Not just through my blog, but through my emails as well.

 

Goal #5: Stay Organised

There are a few tips I’ll be using to stay organised in 2018.

Planners – As mentioned above, I have planners which I will use to stay organised with my blogging/MMO schedule. ==> Here’s a list of my Top 3 Best Planners for Entrepreneurs

Folders/Binders – I find that I work better when I have paper and notes in front of me, rather than on a computer screen. This was the case when I was studying at Uni too. So I’ve currently got a few folders which I’ve labelled for specific topics. When I come across PDF downloads worth printing, I’ll add them to their corresponding folders. I feel this will allow me to keep my notes and resources more organised.

Gmail Labels – Gmail allows you to separate/organise your emails using Labels. So, recently I started creating labels for my favourite bloggers, and for any courses/free downloads I signed up for. This way I can stay up to date with my favourite bloggers, and also keep an eye on the emails that are most important for me.

 

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Goal #6: Solve Real Problems

I want to work on providing solutions to real problems that you’re facing and to tackle topics which may not have been discussed enough elsewhere.

This also ties in with the goal of creating more quality content.

 

Goal #7: Find New Bloggers/Blog posts That Inspire Me

I want to be more present in the community and one way to do that is by interacting with new bloggers and sharing the posts that inspired me to achieve/do something.

I even plan on sharing my favourite bloggers/blog post of the week in the newsletter, to share other quality content that’s worth reading. Hopefully, that’ll become useful to you too.

 

My Final Thoughts


Thanks for taking the time to read my honest perspective on the things I learnt about blogging and making money online in 2017, and my outlook regarding the future ahead.

I don’t claim to have it all figured out yet, but this past year has been an excellent learning experience for me, especially as it’s the year I decided to really focus on my blog.

Creating this blog post has also really helped evaluate the things I have accomplished so far, as well as the things I’d like to improve on. And I hope it’s also given you some tips and tools to help you work towards achieving your own goals.

So for now, I’ll close this post by saying “bring on 2018!”

 

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Paytime.Top Review – Total Scam or Legit Opportunity?

 

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Over the last few weeks, I’ve noticed a new “make money online” program, Paytime.top, being promoted all over Facebook, so I decided to check out the program for myself and share my own Paytime.top review.

My goal was to find out whether this new site was a total scam or a genuine online opportunity.

I couldn’t find many Paytime.top reviews online, so I wanted to share my own experience, to help others who may be interested in joining.

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Best Black Friday Deals For Bloggers and Internet Marketers [2019 Edition]

**Updated for 2019**

Woah, is it that time of year already?!

The time of year when your favourite retailers get you super excited with their best cyber deals, and it's no different for bloggers and internet marketers.

Black Friday is one of the most anticipated times of the year, where you can get access to thousands of discounts.

Thankfully, there's no need to push and shove this year, as you can enjoy them all from the comfort of your own home.

Whether you're an absolute beginner online or you're more advanced in your online journey, I want to share with you some awesome Black Friday/Cyber Money deals that'll take your online business to the next level.

From Friday 29th November to Monday 2nd December, you can expect to find some of the best deals on products for your business.

So, let's discover 2019's best Black Friday deals for Bloggers...

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12 Legitimate Ways To Make Money Online Without Taking Surveys

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Believe it or not, it is actually possible to make money online legitimately, and in this post, I want to share with you 13 ways to make money online…WITHOUT taking surveys.

There are many scammers and “gurus” out there that promise to help you make 6 figures in no times. But the truth is that is not the case.

Although it’s 100% possible to make money online, it requires you to be dedicated and to take your time to master the different money making methods.

 

1) Blogging


Blogging has recently become one of the most talked about ways to make money online, but it’s important to note that you won’t make money immediately with this method.

It requires time, dedication and hard work to start earning a profit.

 

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There are a number of ways you can make money from a blog, such as:

  • Affiliate Marketing

This is one of the most common ways to monetise your blog. Affiliate Marketing allows you to promote products on your blog and earn a commission when your readers make a purchase.

  • Adsense/Advertising

You can ads place on your blog and you get to earn money when your readers click on the ads. The most common option to start advertising with is through Adsense. But there are some other options available such as Media.net

  • Email Marketing

With email marketing, you need to provide value on your blog and encourage users to sign up to your email list. Then you can start sending emails to your subscribers and use this as a way to promote products/services. But you need to make sure your priority is to provide value, otherwise, your readers will unsubscribe from your list.

  • Create an online course

Online courses can be created on sites such as Teachable. You can charge for the course and sell it on your blog.

  • Advertise your skills/services

You can provide a page on your blog where you advertise your skills and charge for your services. For example, if you’re really good at Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), then you can advertise your skills and charge a rate for anyone who’s interested.

  • Sponsored posts

This is another popular way to monetise your blog. You can reach out to brands within your niche and offer to create a blog post and get paid to publish. It’s also possible for brands to reach out to you for sponsored posts.

 

You May Also Like: 25 Legit Ways To Make Money Online Blogging With WordPress

 

2) Affiliate Marketing


Affiliate Marketing is a great option for anyone looking to make a genuine income online.

It’s also a good entry point for beginners because it doesn’t require any inventory or high start-up costs. It’s even possible to get started with no money.

There are 4 key steps to Affiliate Marketing:

1) Choose an interest

With Affiliate Marketing you can create a business based on your passions. So have a think about what interests you. A hobby, or something that gets you excited and motivated when you think about it. There are so many different ideas that you could potentially tap into online.

When you choose a passion, success is much more likely to follow

2) Build a website

Nowadays it’s easier than ever to build a website. I personally recommend going self-hosted and owning your own blog. But if you’re completely new to online marketing, and no money, then you may want to get started with a free website.

A website is important because it’s going to be the foundation of your business.

3) Attract visitors

Your goal before you try to earn money with your new website is to focus on getting actual people to visit your website, because, without people, you have no business. Some ways you can attract visitors is through search engines and social media.

4) Earn revenue

Once you’ve got your audience, you can promote products and services through affiliate programs. Because of these programs, you can promote just about anything, and you can earn a commission when your visitor makes a purchase.

 

In my opinion, the best way to apply Affiliate Marketing is through a website/blog. However, you may not want to keep up with the needs of maintaining a website. If that’s the case, it’s still possible to make money with Affiliate Marketing, without a website.

 

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3) eCommerce


make money online ecommerceeCommerce involves selling products online through an online store. These can be physical products or digital products.

There are a number of platforms available that allow you to sell products online.

 

eBay

This is a very popular way that people make money online selling products. It’s easy to get started with eBay, and you can join for free. It’s a great place to sell any used items you have around the house, and you can use this opportunity to learn how the website works. Then you can start to consider purchasing products to resell.

My first experience of eBay was back in 2014, where I sold an official Apple iPad cover. It sold within a few hours, and that was the first time I ever made money online. Soon after I started selling my used items online, then went on to resell products. So this is definitely an option worth considering if you’re looking for legit ways to make money online.

 

Amazon

A similar platform to eBay where you can sell new and used items. I personally think it’s better for selling new items. You can consider setting up a Fulfilled By Amazon (FBA) store.

This is becoming a well-known way to make money online with Amazon. Although I’ve sold on Amazon before I’m not too familiar with setting up an FBA store. If you’re looking for a good beginners guide then I recommend reading this complete guide

 

Etsy

With Etsy, you can earn money online selling handmade items. If you’re really creative and enjoy making arts & crafts, then this may be the perfect option for you. There are users selling anything from Jewellery, to handbags, to WordPress themes, to resume templates.

So it’s possible you’ll find a product you can sell for yourself. Take a look at the site and see what options might fit your expertise.

 

Shopify

The options listed above involve you selling on a third party platform, and paying fees to list your products. However, with Shopify, you get to build your own online store and keep more of the profits.

Shopify offers a 14-day FREE trial, which is a great way to see if your own online store is the best option for you. This platform can also be used to sell digital products.

 

4) Dropshipping


Dropshipping is very similar to building an eCommerce store, except the main difference is that you don’t keep any inventory.

The aim of dropshipping is to list your items on an eCommerce platform, then when you make a sale, you purchase the product from your supplier, then the supplier ships the item directly to your buyer. The image below should help make it easier to understand:

Drop shipping can be done on sites such as eBay, Amazon and on your own Shopify store.

With Shopify, you can use a program called Orbelo, which is specifically designed for building a dropshipping business.

They also offer a lot of valuable information on their blog about starting a drop shipping business, finding the best suppliers and choosing what products to dropship. Take a look at some of their guides below:

I also recommend that you get access to the FREE online training to help you start a profitable drop shipping store. Additionally, there’s a super helpful course on Udemy, if you’d prefer to start dropshipping on eBay.

Note: There is currently a huge sale on Udemy, so the price you see on the site may be higher or lower at the time you visit.

 

5) Freelancing


make money online freelancingFreelancing is a good way to make money online using the skills you have. You can pretty much turn any skill you have into a freelancing business. Some popular examples include:

  • Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
  • Social Media Marketing
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  • Web Design
  • Web Development
  • Graphic Design

There are different ways you can promote your freelancing services and earn an income online, such as:

Upwork

This site allows you to search for work in your expertise and reach out to the different clients in order to make a proposal on the job. You should initially work on building your Upwork profile and perfecting it so that it can be approved by the Upwork team. Include all the relevant skills you have, as well as a portfolio of your work to back it up.

Here’s a really good beginners guide which is worth checking out.

 

Fiverr

With this platform, you can list your services as gigs on the site, and buyers will purchase from you. This is an easier platform to get started with because you don’t need to have your account approved, and you can start uploading gigs right away.

When creating gigs, I recommend including as many photos as you can to showcase your skill, and to also include a relevant video to your gig. These things will boost your chance of people purchasing from you.

If you’re new to Fiverr and looking for an in-depth beginner guide, then be sure to take a look at this.

 Create a “Hire Me Page”

Additionally, you can also list on your services on your website by creating a “Hire Me Page”, and get clients to make a booking/get a quote via that page.

 

6) Teach & Sell An Online Course


Teaching an online course is another great way to make money using your skills. You can create a course related to your skills and sell them on online teaching platforms.

The sites listed below are great for getting your content seen by thousands of potential students.

Udemy

A very popular marketplace for buying and selling online courses. I’ve purchased a number of courses from this site and if your content is valuable enough, you can potentially make some really good money here.

If you’ve got the skills, then sharing those skill on Udemy is definitely worth considering.

(New customer offer: Get $10 (£10) on all courses for 24 hours when you sign up through this link)

 

Skillshare

As Skillshare is a subscription-based platform, their payment structure works slightly differently to Udemy. Instead of choosing your own prices for each course you upload, you earn royalties based on the number of minutes watched by premium Skillshare members.

You can also earn money by bringing in new premium members to Skillshare. One way to do this is by promoting your course, which will, in turn, promote the Skillshare platform. In order for users to access your course, they would need to sign up as a premium member. Paid memberships are $7/month, with 1 month FREE.

 

Teachable

This allows you to create a course which you can advertise on your blog. You can offer free courses and well as paid courses.

It’s FREE to get started, and there are paid options too if you need to upgrade your account.

When creating your courses you can set your own prices too, and there’s a range of valuable information available on the Teachable blog to help you boost your earning potential.

 

Recommended: How To Create And Sell Online Courses – 5 Low-Cost Options

 

7) Test Websites/Mobile Apps


One of my favourite ways to make money online is by testing out websites and mobile apps. You can get paid $3-$15 to test on any of the websites listed below, and they’re all FREE to join. Most tests will last between 5-20 minutes.

 

Usertesting

This is my main go-to place for testing websites. Tests are quite regular and you can do tests on your desktop, laptop and/or mobile.

You can expect to earn $3-15 depending on the test.

Once you’ve completed a test, you can expect to be paid the following week via Paypal.

 

Whatusersdo

Another popular site for testing websites. You can expect to earn £5 per test and be paid via Paypal

 

Userbrain

I’ve done a few tests on this site and was able to cash out $15 within a few hours. They pay $3 per test, and you need to use your own video recorder to do the tests, as they don’t have their own screen recorder. Most computers/laptops will have a built-in recorder.

 

Ferpection

This site is quite different to other sites I used because you don’t need to record your screen to complete the tests. You just need to snap screenshots of the webpage you’re testing, then provide written feedback.

It’s a french based site, so you can change the text from English to French and vice versa.

You can expect to earn 5-10 euros per test, and once you’ve reached 20 euros you can request a payout. Payment is made via Paypal on the last Friday of each month.

 

Usertest.io

Similar to the site listed above, you can expect to earn £8 ($10) per review.

 

8) Mobile Apps


make money online with mobile appsAn easy way to earn some extra money online is to make use of mobile apps. I recommend finding a few you like to use the most and use them as often as you can to make the most money.

You’ll find that most of these apps are simple and easy to use, and they don’t require much effort to make money from.

Below is a list of some of the apps I use as well as other popular apps you can earn from (feel free to use my referral codes/links when signing up too, for extra bonuses)

Receipt Hog

This app allows you to earn coins for scanning your grocery receipts. Once you earn a certain number of coins you can convert them into cash, which you can redeem via Paypal.

Here’s my full review + payment proof

 

Perk

This is a popular app which allows you to make money watching videos, completing offers and playing games/quizzes. You can also earn by doing surveys, but since this post isn’t about surveys, then you can avoid this option on the site. You can complete the tasks on your phone through the app, and/or on your desktop.

You earn Perk points, and those points can be converted into cash and/or gift cards. Payments can be made via Paypal. I was able to earn $20 passively just by using the PerkTV part of the app. So if you incorporate all the earning options, you can make more.

Referral code: Enter a1d31fa1 or click this link

 

SlicethePie

This is a site/app that allows you to earn money for reviewing music, fashion and other products. It’s FREE to join and so easy to get started. When starting out don’t expect to earn much per review. I started off earning only $0.08 a review. But once you build your profile you can expect to earn $0.20-0.30 per review and more.

You can also complete reviews on the desktop version.

There are also times when they offer bonuses, which you’ll receive emails for. The review are quick, and don’t require too much effort.

Here’s my full review + payment proof. 

 

Voxpopme

With this app, you get to earn money by answering questions and provide a video response. You can get started right away, and with each response, you can earn from £0.25. Once you reach £10 you can cash out via Paypal.

Just be aware that your video response may be used internally for research and insight, and/or publicly on the web and social media So just make sure you’re happy with that before submitting any responses.

Click here to sign up. (Earn an extra £1 when you sign up through my link)

 

Swagbucks

If you’ve been looking for ways to make money online, you’ve most likely come across Swagbucks. You can earn via your desktop/laptop as well as through the mobile app. It’s similar to Perk because there are multiple ways to earn with this app.

You can complete offers, watch videos, make online purchases for cashback, search online, and play games.

Click here to sign up. (Earn a 500SB points bonus when you sign up through my link. 300SB when you earn your first 300SB, and 200SB when you spend £25 through shop & earn)

 

Google Opinion Rewards

This is another app I use often, and you get to earn Google Play store credits when you complete short surveys. It is only available for Android devices.

Although you don’t get to earn cash, you can earn a decent amount of credits which you can redeem for books, games, music etc, in the Google Play store.

Here’s my full review. 

 

9) Matched Betting


If you’re from the UK and over 18, then one of my most recommended legit ways to make money online is Matched Betting.

If you’re not familiar with Matched Betting, then it’s basically a method of betting where you place bets on all outcomes of a sporting event using free bet offers from bookmakers in order to make a profit.

Here’s my full beginners guide.

I’ve been Matched Betting for 1.5yrs and it’s been one of my main sources of online income.

The good news is you don’t have to know anything about sports to get involved.

Before I started Matched Betting I’d never placed a bet in my life and I never had any interest in sports.

Despite this, I was still able to earn £150 in my first 2 weeks. So this goes to show that complete beginners can earn with this method. 

  

You can get started right now with a FREE trial with my recommended program for Matched Betting beginners. With this trial, you can earn up to £45. (I was able to earn £11 in my first 24 hours, and £35 with the trial)

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10) Online Shopping


This is an option you may not have considered before, but you can actually earn money when you shop online. When you make a purchase via one of the sites listed below, you get a percentage of that purchase as cashback. The more you shop online, the more you’ll earn, but I would recommend you stick to your usual spending habits.

Topcashback

This is my go-to cashback site and one I recommend the most. You can earn cashback on thousands of sites. Not only can you earn cash, but you can redeem your earnings for gift cards and travel rewards.

 

Quidco

It’s very similar to Topcashback, and another great cashback site to earn from. If I can’t find anything on TCB, then I’ll head over to Quidco.

 

Ebates

This one is just like the first two sites but is available to US citizens.

 

11) Social Media


Earning money with Social Media can be a great way to earn some extra income online. There are some people using it to earn a full-time income online.

The best way to earn with Social media is to become an Influencer. When you’re someone that people trust, then you’re likely to get users to follow your suggestions.

You should work on growing your social media following and providing value. You don’t need to have the biggest following to make money with social media, but you should have an engaged follower base.

The main social accounts to earn money online from are:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Instagram
  • Tumblr

You can earn by using sites dedicated to helping you monetise your social media accounts, such as:

LinkiLike

With this site, you can share content on social media and earn money with each piece of content you share. Connect all your social media accounts, and you’ll get notified by email when there is new content to be shared. It’s a Dutch site, so the earnings are in euros. Once you reach 10 euros you can request a payout via Paypal.

 

SocialPubli

Here you earn money by sharing content on your social media. However, the cash out threshold is really high at $100. Payments can be made via bank transfer and cheque.

 

Adf.ly

This website is a site that converts your link into an adf.ly link. When a visitor clicks on the link they have to view an ad for at least 5 seconds before gaining access to the main content on the link you share.

If you have lots of engaged followers you can share your link, and the more engagement/clicks you get the more you can earn. I’ve seen a few social media accounts use this method, so it’s definitely worth considering if you have a lot of active followers. And the minimum payout is only $5.

 

Izea

You get access to different content which you can bid for in order to take part in that task. When you sign up, you should connect all your social media accounts. Based on your interests you’ll receive a list of campaigns.

You can then send a pitch for why you’ll be suitable for a particular campaign, and once you’re approved then you need to complete the task. It’s FREE to join, but there are also paid upgrades.

 

Boostinsider

Similar to Izea, you can pick campaigns that fit your social media following and share your link on your accounts. The more engagement you get, the more money you can earn. The cash out threshold is $10.

Unlike Izea, you don’t need to bid or send a proposal to promote the links. However, there aren’t always many campaigns available, so it can take a while to reach payout.

Here’s my full review + payment proof

 

Fiverr

If you have a large social following you can advertise promotion services on Fiverr. For example, you can offer to share a product or service to you 10,000 twitter followers for $5.

You can also add gig upgrades to earn more with your social account. Take a look at some of these Fiverr examples:

 

12) Making Online Searches


Qmee

With Qmee you can make money online just searching the web. It’s an extension which you add to your internet browser, and when you make a search on Google, Amazon on eBay, you can earn some extra cash online.

You can also earn with surveys, but as this post is focused on no surveys, then the search feature is still available. Payments are made via Paypal.

You can also download the mobile app to earn cash rewards, money-saving coupons and price comparison deals.

Here’s my review + payment proof. (Earn an extra 50p when you sign up through my link and make your first Paypal cashout).

You may also like these extra ways to make money online searching the web.

 

Final Thoughts


There you go, 12 legitimate ways to make money online without taking surveys.

Hopefully, there are a few methods there which you can use to make an income online. Whether you’re looking for some extra cash or to start an online business, this sites should help get you started.

 

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Kevin Fahey’s IM Newbie Review – Is It Really Beginner Friendly?

Product Name: IM Newbie

Website: IMNewbie.org

Price: Front end $9.95 + Upsells

Owner: Kevin Fahey

Rating: 6/10

Launch Date: 8th September 2017

 

What is IM Newbie?


IM Newbie is an Internet Marketing program designed to help online newbies earn an income online through affiliate marketing and list building.

The course is taught by Kevin Fahey, where he outlines his step-by-step process to creating your own affiliate funnel and using it to build a profitable email list.

This IM Newbie review will share with you an insider’s look at what you can expect if you decide to purchase this program.

 

Who is Kevin Fahey?


Source: kevinfahey.net

Kevin is a successful online marketer who has got quite a lot of credibility as he already has a number of online products which offer good value, and he continues to provide more products.

He doesn’t hide from his products, instead, he’s at the forefront. This is something I find very encouraging, cause it gives me confidence that the owner wants to provide real value to his customers.

You can even contact him via his Facebook page. When I sent him a message, I received a response within 24 hours, so he’s definitely there for any support you may need.

 

What Training Is Included?


FREE Webinar Replay

  • 1hr 30min webinar replay which teaches you how to create an affiliate funnel and use it to build an email list.
  • A great resource and definitely worth watching.

Module 1 – Domain and Hosting

  • This module covers how to set up your domain and hosting.
  • I’m not too familiar with the domain and hosting sites Kevin recommends in the training, and they don’t appear to be the most affordable options. As an alternative, you can take a look at my in-depth guide on how to create a website on a budget.

Module 2 – WordPress

  • You’re taught how to install WordPress and install a theme onto your new site
  • Kevin also teaches how to change the settings of your WordPress site, as well as creating pages and menus

Module 3 – List Building

  • Here you’re shown how to create landing pages and set up your first autoresponder email
  • The landing page builder Kevin recommends is a paid option. So, if you’re on a budget and looking for some free options you can use Ontrapages or the Elementor Plugin

Module 4 – Social Media

  • In this module, you’ll learn why you need to integrate social media into your marketing, and how to set up your social media accounts. Primarily, Facebook, Twitter and Google+

Module 5 – Traffic

  • Here you’re taught how to create your first blog post, and how to monetise it with affiliate products
  • Kevin also teaches how to get free traffic through social media.

Module 6 – Conclusion & Bonuses

  • This module isn’t really a training module. It’s more of a roundup section where he concludes everything that’s been taught within the training.
  • Within this module you also get access to his eBook “Dropout Entrepreneur”, his Facebook group, which is great for additional support from other members, and some additional bonuses

Upsells


IM VIP Training ($4.95)

  • 150 training videos (covering topics such as Email Marketing, Facebook Ads, Creating an Affiliate Funnel, autsourcing, Product Launching)
  • 25 courses
  • Bi-weekly webinars (with replays)
  • Lifetime Updates
  • 30 day money back guarantee

Download PLR (5 Day FREE Trial)

  • Access to 1000’s of Private Label Rights (PLR) content
  • After the 5 Day trial, you’ll be billed $14.95 until you cancel
  • Can be paid via Paypal

IM Facebook Masters ($57 One Time Offer)

  • 5 in-depth Modules with Step-by-Step Facebook Ad training
  • Includes 3 bonuses
  • 30-day money back guarantee

IM Coaching Guide ($9.95 OTO)

  • Step-by-Step PDF guide teaching you how to provide coaching services
  • Includes 5 bonuses
  • 30-day money back guarantee

IM Coaching Series (FREE + Upsell)

  • PDF download and Cheat Sheet
  • Upsell: Product Launching course 2.0 ($27 OTO) – 8 modules

 

Video Walkthrough


Pricing


IM Newbie (Front End) – $9.95

IM VIP Training (Upsell) – $4.95 

Download PLR (Upsell) – 5 Day FREE Trial, then billed $14.95/month

IM Facebook Masters (OTO) – $57

IM Coaching Guide (OTO) – $9.95

Product Launching (Upsell) – $27 (with discount code)

 

Who is it for?


IM Newbie is for those of you who:

  • Have some experience with Internet Marketing, but are still quite new (I wouldn’t encourage complete beginners because some of the training isn’t the most newbie friendly in my opinion)
  • Are ready to take action and invest your time into this program

 

Who is it NOT For?


  • Anyone looking for a “get rich quick” scheme, as this is not that type of program
  • Those looking for real beginner training. This is a good and in-depth program, but I don’t think it covers enough of the basics to call it a truly beginner program.

 

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Pros


  • Affordable – The main course is only $9.95, which I feel is very affordable for the amount of value you’re getting
  • You don’t need to promote the product in order to earn money – This program is geared towards you promoting different affiliate offers and growing your email list. So you don’t need to resell this program to earn an income
  • Can contact the owner – You can get in contact with the owner either via the support desk or through Facebook.
  • Access to Facebook Group – You get instant access to the Facebook group where you can interact with other users of the IM Newbie program, and get further support and guidance.

 

Cons


  • No Free Trial
  • Need to purchase the upsell products to really learn how to earn a sustainable income with this method – You can earn money with this method if you follow the steps and take action, but I don’t feel the main product is enough to help you sustain an income and scale your business. You would need to purchase the upsells to gain access to that.
  • Too many upsells – I understand that programs like this will have upsells, but I feel there are too many. I think the whole program would have been better if it included some of the upsells and they were sold as a full product, with a monthly fee or a higher one-time price. It would make things a lot easier for beginners if everything is all in one place and easier to navigate.

 

IM Newbie vs My #1 Recommendation


I am currently an active member of Wealthy Affiliate and I personally like to recommend this program because it provides you with the real basics when it comes to affiliate marketing. As a beginner, you get access to the right tools and training to really help you get started.

Although I think IM Newbie is a valuable program, there is definitely room for improvement. It needs to be a lot more basic to really help beginner marketers as I feel that some of the modules covered, such as PHP admin, FTP, split testing, will be confusing to someone who is a complete newbie.

With Wealthy Affiliate, you get to start with the very basics, and each training module has actionable steps to help you keep track of your progress. Furthermore, pretty much all the tools you need are included in the platform, such as Keyword tool, web hosting, domain registration, training, support, etc.

Take a look at my quick comparison table below:

 

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However, you can always get started with the FREE membership first.

 

Final Thoughts


If you’re a beginner looking for a program to help you earn an income online then IM Newbie offers a lot of value and actionable training to help those of you with some experience of Affiliate Marketing, especially for the price.

But there’s a lot of advanced aspects that may be daunting for a beginner who’s never done any marketing online before.

So, if you’re a complete beginner, then I personally recommend checking out Wealthy Affiliate. This is the program I used when I first started out, which takes you through the very basics and includes many of the tools you’ll need all in one place.

Overall, I hope I’ve provided enough information in this IM Newbie review to help you make an informed decision before joining.

 

So, if you’re interested in IM Newbie click the button below and watch the video for more information:

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Receipt Hog Review – Earn Easy Money Scanning Your Receipts!

 

What if I told you it’s possible to earn cash with your mobile phone, simply by scanning your receipts.

Well, it’s true and it’s totally possible!

I consider myself a bit of a receipt hoarder, and I’ve always had this habit of keeping receipts, even if I don’t need them…random, I know.

But now, thanks to the Receipt Hog app, I’ve found a genuine way to make use of them and earn easy cash.

How cool is that?!

I’ve personally tried and tested this app, and now I want to share with you my Receipt Hog Review, along with payment proof.

I’ll share with you how it works, how much you can make with this app, and the different ways you can cash out your earnings…plus a few tips to help boost your earnings.

So if you want to earn some easy cash using your smartphone, then keep on reading!

 

What is Receipt Hog?


Receipt Hog is a FREE smartphone app that allows you to earn money by scanning your grocery receipts. It is available to download on Android devices via the Google Play store, and Apple devices via the iTunes store.

Currently, Receipt Hog is only available to US and UK citizens.

The app uses your receipts for market research. They collect the data on things such as spending habits, items purchased and the stores frequently visited.

 

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How Does It Work?


Once you’ve downloaded the app from the appropriate app store, and entered in the necessary details,  you can begin earning right away.

In order to earn cash with Receipt Hog, you need to take a photo of your receipts within the app.

Each receipt you snap will have various rewards ranging from coins, slot spins, and sweepstake tickets.

The aim is to build up the number of coins you have in order to reach a payout.

 

How Much Can You Earn?


With Receipt Hog, the number of coins you earn depends on the amount you spent on the receipt. However, not all receipts will be rewarded with coins. I’ve listed the receipts that qualify for coin rewards further below.

Here’s a breakdown of the coins you’ll earn per receipt, depending on spending:

  • Under £10 = 5 coins
  • £10 – 50 = 1o coins
  • £50 – £100 = 15 coins
  • Over £100 = 20 coins

Note: Once you reach 100 points within 1 week, each coin receipt you snap thereafter will only earn you 5 coins. So, once you reach 100 coins I recommend saving your bigger receipts for the following week.

I usually collect all my receipts together and snap them at the end of the week. Plus, if you upload receipts regularly every week then you get weekly bonus!

 

What Type of Receipts Earn Coins?


  • Groceries/Supermarkets (e.g. Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda)
  • Pharmacies (e.g Lloyds Pharmacy)
  • Health and Beauty Stores (e.g. Boots, Superdrug)
  • Bargain & Discount shops (e.g. Poundland, Home Bargains)
  • Pet Shops (e.g. Pets a Home)
  • Off Licence (e.g Spar)

 

Hog Slots


 

 

Each Hog Slot qualifying receipt earns you 1 spin on the slot.

On the Hog Slot you can win bonus coins and other prizes. So it’s a great way to possibly boost your earnings.

In addition, with each level you reach within the app, you get rewarded. So, for the first 11 levels you can currently expect to earn up to 88 free spins!

 

What Type of Receipts Earn Hog Slots?


  • Clothing stores (e.g. Zara, H&M)
  • Electronic stores (e.g. Currys)
  • Book Shops (e.g. Waterstones)
  • Sporting Goods (e.g. JD Sports)
  • Home Improvement (e.g. Homebase, Ikea)

 

Sweepstake Entries


 

The sweepstake prize is a prize draw which gives you the opportunity to earn even more coins. The more sweepstake tickets you have, the more chance you have of winning.

You can earn tickets with each receipt you successfully upload. Therefore, the more receipts you snap, the more tickets you’ll accumulate.

I wouldn’t recommend spending more than you normally would just to get more receipts. But, it may be worth considering splitting your usual purchases into more than 1 transaction, in order to accumulate more receipts.

 

Which Receipts Earn Sweepstake Entries?


  • Gas/Petrol stations
  • Restaurants
  • Bakery & Cafe shops

 

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Pros


  • FREE App  
  • Can download on both Android and Apple devices 
  • Simple To Use and Requires Little To No Effort – The app is so simple to use, and it takes little to no effort to upload your receipts.
  • Receipt Upload Reminder – The app sends reminder notifications to prompt you to upload more receipts. (You can also change the setting if you don’t want this feature)
  • Sweepstake Ticket With Every Receipt- You get to earn a sweepstake ticket for every receipt you snap that gets processed. So, the more receipts you upload the more you increase your chances of winning the sweepstake prizes.
  • Pays via Paypal – If you’ve read some of my previous reviews you’ll know that I’m a big fan of apps/programs that pay via Paypal. I personally find it much easier to deal with compared to credit/debit cards etc. (Note: If you don’t have a Paypal account, it’s very easy to set one up, and this can even be done via the app when you’re ready to cash out.)

 

Cons


  • Only Available to US and UK – Unfortunately you will not be able to use the app unless you are based in either of these countries.
  • High Payment Threshold – The minimum cash amount is £5 which is equivalent to 1500. So although £5 sounds small, it can take a while to earn enough coins to make a cashout.
  • Takes A Week For Payment To Reach You – It can take up to 1 week to receive payment. For some this may be long a wait, but it’s also not too long compared to some other programs I’ve used.
  • No Referral Program – As they’ve reached maximum capacity they are currently no longer offering a referral program.
  • Need To Remain Active On The App – It appears that you need to remain active on the app. So after 3 months of inactivity you’ll lose your account, and therefore your points.
  • Collects Data Based On Your Receipt – This may not be a con for most people, however you may not like having your data collected. If that’s the case, then this app may not be suitable for you.

 

Ways to Earn Extra Coins


  • Linking your Email = 100 coins
  • Linking Amazon Account = 36 coins + 5 sweepstake entires
  • Completing a Quick Questionnaire = 30 coins
  • Connecting the App with Another Household User = 40 coins
  • Sometimes you may win coins on Hog Slots, so that’s a nice opportunity to earn some extra coins
  • You also have a chance to win coins with the sweepstake prizes. As you get rewarded a sweepstake ticket for every receipt, the more receipts you upload, the more chance you have of winning the sweepstake prizes.

 

How To Make Sure Your Receipts Are Accepted


In order to make sure your receipts are fully accepted you should follow these tips:

  • Snap qualifying receipts
  • Make sure the picture is clear, bright and the receipt is flat
  • The receipt needs to show the store name, the items bought, the prices, the total and the date
  • If the receipt is long you may need to take 2 or more photos to cover the whole receipt.

 

How Long Does It Take To Cash Out?


Once you’ve redeemed your cash it can take up to 1 week to receive payment.

 

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How To Redeem + Payment Proof


It’s very simple to redeem your points for cash.

When you’ve reached the minimum coin threshold, or the amount you want to cash out, you can head over to the “Rewards” icon at the bottom right hand corner of the app, then click “Redeem Prizes”.

Once you’ve selected “Redeem Prizes”, you can select the payment method you’d prefer to use.

You can choose to redeem your coins via Paypal or Amazon. Paypal payments are in cash, and Amazon payments are in the form of a gift card.

I was able to redeem via Paypal. Below you can see the steps I did to redeem £5 cash.

 

Below is a screenshot of the payment proof from Paypal to show that Receipt Hog is legit, and really pays it users.

 

Final Thoughts


In this Receipt Hog review I’ve shown you how you can use this app to earn some extra money using your smartphone.

It’s a really simple and easy app to use that allows you to earn money with little to no effort involved.

However, I wouldn’t recommend spending too much time on this app as it certainly won’t make you rich. It’s just a way to supplement your income.

If you’re like me, and hoard your receipts, you might as well get paid for them…and even if you’re not a receipt hoarder, there’s nothing to lose by snapping the receipts before you throw them away.

So, would I recommend Receipt Hog? YES! Receipt Hog is a legitimate app that pays out it’s users, and is an easy way to earn some extra cash.

 

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How To Start A Blog On A Budget (Step-By-Step) – For Less Than $50

I want to share with you, step by step, how to start a blog on a budget.

If you’ve ever been interested in starting a blog or website, you’ve probably noticed by now that there are some money costs involved.

Although I’ve talked in the past about creating a free website, you’re going to need to upgrade to a fully self-hosted blog if you’re truly serious about monetising and blogging for business.

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I’ll Be Sharing The Exact Steps I Used To Start A New Blog

Aside from this blog, I also have another niche blog, which I was able to start with less than $50.

At the time I wasn’t earning much, as I was only working part-time and on a low wage. But I knew I wanted to create a blog for my new niche. Despite this, I was successfully able to find a way to start a blog on a budget.

So, all the steps I share in this post will be the same steps and tools I personally used to start the new blog.

Some of the tools I list are ones that I have also used on this blog.

(Therefore, I will only recommend things I have used myself, or I feel will be an appropriate alternative to my suggestions).

Alright…let’s break down what you’ll be learning in this guide!

Step 1: Picking A Niche & Knowing What To Blog About (FREE)

Step 2: Choosing Hosting And Domain ($43.06)

Step 3: Installing WordPress (FREE)

Step 4: Creating A Logo ($0-$15)

Step 5: Choosing A Theme (FREE)

Step 6: Building An Email List (FREE)

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How To Add Multiple Links On Instagram Using LinkTree

 

Have you ever wanted to add more than one link on Instagram, but never thought is was possible?

Whether you’re a blogger, online business owner, musician, or someone who wants to be able to share multiple content on Instagram, there’s a FREE online tool that lets you add multiple links on Instagram.

The tool I’m referring to is LinkTree.

 

What Is LinkTree?


LinkTree is a FREE online tool to help you optimise your Instagram traffic. Anyone can use this tool and it’s super easy to get set up.

You’re given one unique link to place within your Instagram bio, but you can add multiple link destinations to share with your followers.

Intrigued? Take a look at this quick step by step tutorial to show you how it works.

 

Step 1: Sign Up To LinkTree and Connect To Instagram


The first thing you need to do is head over to Linktr.ee and sign up using your Instagram account. If you’re not already signed into Instagram you’ll be prompted to do so with LinkTree.

 

Step 2: Add Buttons/Links of the Websites You Want To Share


After signing in, you simply add the links you want to share on Instagram.

 

Once you’ve clicked “Add New Button/Link”, then you just add your link, and the title of the page.

 

Step 3: Change Theme/Colour Scheme (Optional)


You now have the option to change the theme/colour scheme. There are a few designs to choose from. If you’d like more customisation you would need to purchase the Pro plan.

 

Step 4: Copy and Paste LinkTree Link Onto Instagram Bio


Now that you’ve added your links and customised the theme, you will be given your unique LinkTree link which you will need to copy and paste over to your Instagram bio.

Copy LinkTree Link

 

Head over to your Instagram profile and “Edit Profile”

 

Paste the unique link in the “Website” section and save.

 

Step 5: Test All Your Links To Make Sure They Work Correctly


Once you’ve added your link and saved your profile, you’ll find it  in your Instagram profile. This is the link your followers will see when they visit your profile. Then finally, test all the links to make sure they’re working correctly.

 

It’s as simple as that!

 

Pricing


FREE to join and use.

Pro – $6/month (includes more features)

 

Pros


  • FREE to join: LinkTree is free to join, and you can stay on the free plan as long as you like
  • Easy To Set-Up and Add Links: It’s super easy to set up your account and the links you want to share. Took me about 10 minutes to complete everything.
  • Multiple Theme Options
  • Integrates smoothly with Instagram

 

Cons


  •  Can’t add links to individual post: This probably isn’t much of a con because I don’t think there’s any tool out there which can do this, as Instagram doesn’t allow external links on posts. But for now you’re still able to add multiple links via your bio, which is the next best thing in my opinion.

 

Final Thoughts


So there you have it…how to add multiple links on Instagram using LinkTree. It’s the perfect tool for any blogger or online business owner(s) wanting to improve their Instagram traffic and marketing. I hope you’ve found this tutorial useful. If so, please comment and share with others.

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Have you come across this tool, or similar tools before?

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JVZoo Academy Review + Insider Look Into The First Product Ever Endorsed By JVZoo

If you’re looking for an honest JVZoo Academy review then this is the place for you. Not only that, I was also able to test out the program, so in this review I get to share with you an insiders look (with screenshots) into what you can expect if you decide to purchase this program.


Name: JVZoo Academy

Website: JVZoo-Academy.com

Owner: Sam Bakker

Rating: 6/10

Launch Date: 9th May 2017

Promo period: 9th May 2017 to 15th May 2017 (Early Bird Discounts)

 

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What Is JVZoo Academy?


JVZoo Academy is the one of the latest “hot” new product launches to hit the internet marketing space. But what’s all the hype about? Well, JVZoo Academy is the first ever product to be fully endorsed by JVZoo.

 

 

JVZoo Academy addresses their top 3 reasons that hold people back from succeeding online.

  1. Lack of Results
  2. A lack of Focus
  3. And a lack of a Proven System

Their goal is to address these issues within their program through their training system.

JVZoo Academy is definitely NOT a “get rich quick” scheme. It’s a program that will require hard work and your focus to get the work done in order to see results. This is a method that Sam claims he’s used himself over and over again, so it’s definitely a repeatable model that you can use to earn online.

Within the product you’ll also gain access to video and written guides, along with downloadable pdf guides/cheat sheets you can read on the go.

 

Owner of JVZoo Academy


The owner of JVZoo Academy is Sam Bakker. He is an internet marketing coach and trainer and has been very successful within the online business space. He has created products and launched them on JVZoo, and he has earned as an affiliate marketer through JVZoo.

He has definitely gained a lot of creditability in his time, and therefore I think he is someone worth learning from if you’re interested in product launches and affiliate marketing.
Just Google him and you’ll easily find information about him and his products through his website, and his JVZoo seller page. You can also reach out to him via Facebook.

Sam doesn’t hide from his products, he’s at the forefront, which is encouraging to see and I feel that he will aim to work towards providing value in whatever he creates.

 

 

 

What Training Is Included?


 

Getting Started Area (Front End Product $19.95)

Once you’ve purchased the main product you’ll have access the area where you learn about JVZoo Academy and how to use it, as well as some “kickstarter” guides to help you get started. This area covers the process of how to launch your product from start to finish, and how to succeed as an affiliate. The “Kickstarter” guides are available as downloadable PDFs which you can access at any time.

What’s Included in the Front End Product?

  • 18 Lessons
  • PDF files for helping create products, people looking to launch their products and affiliate marketers
  • Quick videos for each lesson

At first glance it appears there is more focus on creating products and launching them, with only a few lessons on the affiliate marketing side of things.

Within the Affiliate Marketing Kickstarter guide there’s a lot of focus on Email Marketing. And if you’re a beginner Affiliate Marketer then you might struggle to get started just on that information alone. There’s no proper beginner training in my opinion, and not enough focus on other types of traffic methods such as social media and blog sites.  But if you have some experience with Affiliate Marketing and you want to tackle Email Marketing, then you’ll get a list of useful tools and resources to help you be successful with it.

If you’re interested in launching a product, then you’ll get a lot of information to help you choose a product to create and launch it on JVZoo. You’ll get access to his recommended tools and resources to take your launch to the next level. Overall, you’re offered a very informative guide that should help you successfully launch on JVZoo.

 

JVZoo Academy Mastery  ($37/month or $197 One Time Offer)

This program includes 4 core modules to help you set up your business, create and launch your product and find “winning” affiliate products to promote and earn from.

 

Core Module 1: Fundamentals

The aim of the Fundamentals module is to learn what’s available to you as a new online marketer.

It works towards showing you how to use the JVZoo system to your advantage.

The screenshot on the left shows a preview of the some of the different lessons within this module.

In this module you’ll get 10 lessons which focus on getting started with JVZoo. The main training videos are very short and there are no downloadable PDFs. But you’ll find additional videos within some of the lessons.

If you’re a complete beginner then this module will give you a good overview of JVZoo and how it works. But if you’re already very familiar with JVZoo, then this module may be worth skipping.

 

 

Core Module 2: Business Foundations


In this module you’ll learn about what you need to get a fast start with JVZoo. It’s a good starting point for new members.

The module is geared towards making sure you treat this new venture as a real business.

You get tips on how to create a business name as well as the legal setups involved.

There are 44 lessons in this section that cater to the legal aspects of having a business, how to provide support within your new business, and how to actually create/set up your business.

I like that they also provide tips on choosing a social media name and finding and buying a domain for your business.

Most of these guides are presented in video trainings, as well as PDF files for you to download.

On the left you can see a quick overview of some of the lessons you can expect.

Core Module 3: Launch Formula


The Launch Formula module aims to show you how to successfully launch your first product on JVZoo, with step by step guides.

If you’re interested in launching your own product then this module is just for you.

Overall there are 25 lessons and you’ll get access to video and written guides, as well as the recommended tools and resources you need to create your launch.

These tools will help you with creating video, creating your sales/landing pages, choosing an autoresponder and webinar integration etc.

The screenshot on the left will give you a quick preview of what you can expect from this module.

 

 

Core Module 4: Affiliate Masterclass


The Affiliate Masterclass module focuses on teaching you everything you need to know to sell over JVZoo as an affiliate.

There are only 8 lessons in this module, and the training here seems to jump right into Email Marketing.

I felt there wasn’t much beginner Affiliate Marketer training, so if you’re totally new then it may be difficult to follow.

I feel this module is better suited to people who have some experience with Affiliate Marketing, and also have a list that they can promote too.

It just seems as though the training assumes you already have some kind of traffic source, whether it’s Email Marketing, social media (e.g. Facebook), or a blog site.

However, most beginners will not have a solid source of traffic, and may not fully benefit form the training in the module.

In regards to the actual training in this module, you do get tips on how gain subscribers, but they mostly recommend creating a product first and building your list that way (so the 3 core modules beforehand will be very useful if you decide to go through this route). You also get tips on promoting your emails (how many times a day, what time of the day etc), how to write your emails and how to find winning promotions on JVZoo to share with your list.

 

JVZoo Academy Mastery course is $37 monthly fee, or your can get the full package for $197 as a one time fee.

 

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Interviews from top JVZoo earners

As well as the 4 core modules you also get access to:

  • iGloo app (Page builder and membership creation system)
  • Interviews from top JVZoo earners
  • Monthly Q & A Webinars
  • Forum Access
  • Smart Progress Tracking Software – With this you can track your progress through the course
  • Product Spotlight Access

 

60 Day Masterclass

  • This is an upsell product, with a one time fee of $97.
  • This is a 60 day action plan that is aimed to make you stay more focus and achieve your goals.
  • You can dedicate just 1 hour a day and follow the custom action plan.
  • Each day you’ll receive 1 video and a simple guide to follow for that day.
  • This offer also comes with a 60 day money back guarantee.

 

JVZoo Academy LIVE Coaching

jvzoo academy 6 weeks live coaching

  • This is a downsell product if you decide not to go with the 60 day masterclass.
  • One time fee of $97.
  • 6 weeks of access to LIVE video training.
  • 1 video a week with weekly action plans for you to follow.
  • You can also access replays of each webinar.

 

 

iGloo App

 

  • This is a downsell product if you decide not to purchase the JVZoo Academy Mastery.
  • One time fee of $97.
  • It’s a tool that helps you create membership sites and build complete funnels for your product.

Pricing


JVZoo Academy (Front End)$19.95

JVZoo Academy Mastery (Upsell)$37/month or $197 One Time Offer (OTO)

60 Day Masterclass (Upsell) – $97 OTO

JVZoo Academy LIVE Coaching (Upsell)$97 OTO

iGloo App (Upsell)$97 OTO

 

Who Is It For?


JVZoo Academy is for those of you who:

  • Are ready to earn an income in your own online business.
  • Want to be your own boss.
  • Want to be able to create, launch and sell your own products.
  • Aiming to be a better JVZoo affiliate.
  • Are ready to take action and invest your time into this program.

 

Who Is It NOT For?


  • Anyone looking for a “get rich quick” scheme, this is not that type of program.
  • If you’re not willing to take action, focus and put the effort in.
  • Those looking for in-depth Affiliate Marketing training. Although you get some training on this area, there’s a lot more focus on creating and launching a product via JVZoo.

 

Pros


  • 3 Easy to Follow Guides – Aimed at helping you kickstart your Product Creation, Product Launch and Affiliate Marketing success.
  • You Don’t Need To Promote The Product In Order To Earn Money – This program is geared towards you creating your own products to sell, or finding the best products to promote for your business.
  • Created by a Top Seller on JVZoo – Sam Bakker is definitely qualified to take teach others how to create products and launch them on JVZoo because he’s done it himself and is making a full time income with it.
  • Product Is Fully Endorsed By JVZoo – The entire product has been fully backed by JVZoo, which makes it even more credible. JVZoo have a very good reputation, and I can’t imagine they would jeopardise that if they felt this product didn’t offer a lot of value.

 

Cons


  • No Free Trial Available – There’s no free trial available for the product and I usually prefer products that allow you to try before you buy.
  • Not Enough Focus on Affiliate Marketing – I feel that the program is more geared toward creating and launching a product on JVZoo. So if you’re looking for in-depth training on Affiliate Marketing, I don’t think this program would suit you.
  • Need To Purchase Upsell Products To Get Full Benefits of The Program – In the front end product you get 3 easy to follow guides. But in order to access the 4 core in-depth modules you would need to purchase the JVZoo Academy Mastery program which is $37/month or $197 OTO. So that’s just something to bare in mind. If you really want to get full use of the program you would need to consider purchasing the upsells.

 

My # 1 Recommendation for Affiliate Marketing Training


I’m an active member of Wealthy Affiliate and I personally like to recommend this program because it provides you with a training platform that allows you to learn how to earn an income online through Affiliate Marketing. It gives you access to the right tools and training to help you get started.

What Make Wealthy Affiliate Different To JVZoo Academy?

Wealthy Affiliate is focused on Affiliate Marketing and offer very in-depth training for beginners who want to start an Affiliate Marketing Business. You don’t need to have any experience in order to make use of all the training available. You can create a FREE starter membership to get an inside look at the program. If you choose to upgrade your account you get your first month $19, and then $49/month or $359/year. Furthermore, you get access to a huge community of like minded individuals for you to interact with and learn from…plus much more.

JVZoo Academy front end product is $19.95, and the upsell package is $37/month or $197 one time. You can get training on Affiliate Marketing, but the main focus is on Product Creation and Launch.

Take a look at my quick comparison table below:

 

Overall, both products offer reliable and repeatable methods. Your choice will depend on what you’re more interested in…Affiliate Marketing or Product Creation and Launch.

 

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However, you can always get started with the FREE membership first.

 

Final Thoughts


Hopefully this JVZoo Academy review has been informative. Overall, I feel this program is more suited to those of you who are interested in creating your own product and wanting to successfully launch it on the JVZoo platform. You get access to the tools and resources you need, from a fellow Internet Marketer who is experienced in this field.

However, I feel the Affiliate Marketing training available within the program is not very detailed and I believe it’s better suited to those of you who are familiar with Affiliate Marketing, and are looking to boost your earning potential through Email Marketing. But I don’t think that the Affiliate training alone is worth up to $197. You’d have to want to also create your own products and launch them for it to be worth that much in my opinion.

In regards to beginner training, I don’t think this program offers the best training for complete beginners interested in Affiliate Marketing.

So, if you’re someone that’s looking for in-depth beginner Affiliate Marketing training, I would personally recommend Wealthy Affiliate instead (see review here).

 

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What Is Traffic Titan? – The Ultimate Google and Youtube FREE Traffic Loophole?

What is Traffic TitanProduct Name: Traffic Titan

Website: Traffic-Titan.com

Price: $7 one time fee (Limited time only); increase to $147/month

Owners: Chris X, Ken O

Rating: 5/10

Launch Date: 18th April 2017

 

Update September 2017: Traffic Titan 2.0 Launched.

  • Now with 7 Traffic & Affiliate Softwares.
  • Includes Sites DB, a database with access to thousands of websites to gain traffic from. Plus extra bonuses.

 

What Is Traffic Titan?


Traffic Titan is a collection of 6 software programs that aim to help you generate huge amounts of free traffic and earn lots of affiliate commissions.

Traffic Titan Review

 

Who Are The Owners of Traffic Titan?


The owners of this program are Chris X and Ken O. Chris X has been in the IM space since 2006, so I can imagine that he has gained a lot of valuable knowledge about what works online and what doesn’t.

Chris has also created some other popular products in the Titan series such as:

  • Affiliate Titan
  • Video Titan
  • T-shirt Titan

So I think overall, this product will in a similar league as the other products.

 

What’s Included?


6 Software Tools :

Traffic Titan review

  1. Niche Money – “Pre-loaded with 100+ eCom/affiliate niches (with 1000+ keywords for each – $1billion of keywords!)”
  2. Keyword Titan – “Import Niche Money keywords & find the easy “free traffic opportunities” on Google & YouTube”
  3. Website2Image – “Quickly load the top 100 affiliate programs for ClickBank & JVZoo and export your video campaign”
  4. Image2Video – “Creates proven, profitable, affiliate review videos for any niche or keyword in 60 seconds” They’ve now added a update where you can automatically import videos from Website2Image, and includes 6 royalty free tracks + 10 background images and more
  5. DomainAveli – “Find the best domain names for any keyword. Run 100 searches in 1 click across 30 extensions!”
  6. Titan WP Theme – “A premium WordPress theme, which instantly gives you a Google-friend, big-money website”
  7. (Update Sept 2017) Sites DB “A database of thousands of websites that can be targeted for “low hanging fruit” traffic opportunities”

Bonuses:

  • PDF showing 5 methods for making up to $10,000  day with Google and Youtube
  • Training covering Facebook, Youtube, Affiliate Marketing and Google SEO
  • Walkthrough PDF guide showing you all the softwares and how they work
  • Access to T-shirt Titan system which teaches how to profit from Teespring and Facebook ads
  • Videos explaining “secret” tricks on:
    • How to get FREE Google traffic in hours
    • Youtube traffic “hacks”
    • “My first $3000 day”

traffic titan review

 

What Will You Be Doing When You Join?


The program uses the 6 software tools to help you follow their “4 Step Formula”:

Step 1: Niche Money Software

With this software you’ll be looking through 100s of “7 figure niches” to find the right one for you and you’ll get access to preloaded keywords within these niches.

traffic titan review

 

Step 2: Keyword Titan Tool

With this tool the next step will be to search for buyer keywords within your niche, and get hold of low competition keywords.

traffic titan review

 

Step 3: Rank Youtube Videos

For this you’ll be using the Website2Image and Image2Video tools.

  • Website2Image – This tool allows you to search affiliate products and screenshot images from the sales page to put into your videos
  • Image2Video – Once you’ve captured your images, you head over to this tool and import the files to render the video. Then you upload onto youtube.

Then you’ll be taught how to add keywords to your videos to get them to rank high on Youtube. The aim is to create short videos fast and promote your affiliate link for immediate commissions. But I’m not sure how successful these videos will be. Most people these days want videos with value.

 

Step 4: Get Free Google Traffic

To get this you’ll be using the DomainAveli and Titan WP theme tools to create a website that you can monetise and rank on Google. However, I’m not sure if you get training on how to create quality content and how to do effective SEO to rank on Google.

traffic titan review

traffic titan review

Furthermore it appears you will need to purchase a domain name and hosting for your site, which isn’t mention within the sales page. So just be aware that there will be an additional costs in order to rank on Google with a website.

 

Pricing


Early Bird Price$7 One Time Fee (this is for a limited time only)

After the limited period the price is expected to increase to $147/month.

So if you’re truly interested in this program I’d highly recommend you get it as soon as possible before the price increases.

 

Who Is It For?


  • Anyone interested in generating free traffic for their youtube videos and websites.
  • Those wanting to work hard, and not expecting a “get rich quick” scheme. Despite the claims, you do need to work hard in order to make anywhere near the amounts of money they claim.

 

Who Is It NOT For?


  • Anyone looking for a long term sustainable home business

I think there are some benefits to the program and I believe that peeople who work hard can earn money with this method, however I don’t feel you’ll be working towards a sustainable long term home business. So if that’s something you’re looking for then this program may not be for you.

Pros


  • Cheap – Only $7. Considering you get access to 6 software tools, I think the price is very reasonable. However, this is a limited offer.
  • Has 6 Software Tools
  • Software Mac/PC Compatible
  • Can pay using Paypal – You can pay using Paypal as well as credit card, and you don’t have to worry about being billed monthly
  • One Time Fee – The program costs $7 as a one time offer
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee

 

Cons


  • No FREE trial – I’m a fan of programs that offer a free trial, but unfortuntely this program doesn’t offer that. However, they still offer a very affordable price of only $7, so it’s still a good deal in my opinion.
  • Video creator tools not the best for creating quality Youtube videos – Both the Website2Image tool and Image2Video tools are used to help you create Youtube videos very fast. However, I personally don’t feel this program will help you create quality videos. You’ll very likely get free traffic with these videos, your video will very well rank on youtube, and you’ll be able to create videos quite fast. But it’s very unlikely that you’ll get real conversions and sales. Ultimately that’s the focus behind creating these videos. But people are looking for value and quality, so if you’re not provding that then you won’t have many successful conversions
  • Needs a computer download – Although the software is Mac and PC compatible, it means that a computer download is required.
  • Dramatic Price increase – I was very surprised to see that after the limited time offer the price will be increased to $147/month. I can’t really understand why they’ve chosen to do that. It’s not just $147 one time…it’ll be a monthly fee! It’s such a big jump and it does make me feel a little skeptical, and I’m not sure that this program will be worth that monthly fee.
  • No mention of potential Domain and Hosting costs – The program talks about finding profitable domain names in order to create a website, but there’s no mention of the cost of this domain name. You’ll essentually be paying for domain and hosting, and it appears to be via Hostgator. This will cost you about $3.95-$4.95/month
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Traffic Titan vs My #1 Recommendation


I’m an active member of Wealthy Affiliate and I personally like to recommend this program because it privdes an in-depth training platform to learn how to earn an income online through Affiliate Marketing.

Although the main focus of Traffic Titan is about generating free traffic, it aims to help you generate traffic to affiliate offers, so it’s dessigned to work aside affiliate marketing.

The main difference for me is that I feel Wealthy Affiliate training works towards building a sustainable long-term business online, where you can becaome an authority in your niche. Whereas Traffic Titan offers training that will help you earn an income, but the results are more likely more short term.

Overall, I can’t imagine that Traffic Titan will last 11 years the same way Wealthy Affiliate has been strong for last 11 years. This is just my personal opinion.

I’ve also included a comparison table below:

 

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However, you can always get started with the FREE membership first.

 

My Final Thoughts


If you’re looking for an affordable program to help you learn about generating free traffic, then I feel Traffic Titan offers some useful tips and guides. If you’re able to apply the tools and training then I believe you can generate an affiliate income with this program, however, as mentioned before, I don’t think it is a sustainable option for starting an online business.

My aim with reviews like this is to help you find the best online business programs, and unfortuntely I don’t think Traffic Titan is the best option for that. I feel Wealthy Affiliate is the more appropriate option for starting an affiliate marketing business.

Overall, I hope I’ve provided enough information to give you the opportunity to make an informed decision about Traffic Titan.

So, if you’re interested in Traffic Titan, click the button below and watch the video for more info:

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Note: this review is based on the pre-launch version of Traffic Titan. I may update this review when/if there are any significant changes or issues with the program post-launch phase


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