Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Sunday, July 23, 2017

How To Use The Public Domain For Information Products



The only caveat to using public domain material is that you must check to make sure that the material you want to use is definitely in the public domain.

You need to insure that you are using the original public domain work as later versions of this work may possibly have been revised or annotated, and that adaptation could have been protected by copyright.

To explain this in an easier to understand manner, think of the original public domain work with a fresh layer of material added to it, and not just the same material written in a different way. The fresh layer is what has the copyright - NOT the public domain material.

So, to be on the safe side, it is wise to have and keep a printed copy of whatever original public domain work that you use for your information material so that if you are ever questioned about your eBook source material (which is highly doubtful) you have proof that you used the original works.

There are four main categories of public domain material that you can choose from to create your information product.

1. Plain, everyday "generic" information such as blank forms, titles, facts, ideas, numbers, etc.

2. Any written material that is still under copyright that has been donated or allowed to be used by permission of the author. Sometimes, out of the goodness of their heart, or for reasons unknown, authors will allow their work to be used regardless of whether or not it has a copyright.

3. Anything written or produced by the Federal government or anyone writing information and/or materials FOR the Federal government.

4. Any material that previously had a copyright, but lost it for one reason or another and is now in the public domain.

Excerpt from Make Money Selling Nothing

I well remember how excited I was when I first found out about public domain material. It was as if my fairy godmother had waved her magic wand and spilled open a treasure chest in front of me! I spent several hours that first evening in mute fascination, just looking through the lists and lists of books on every subject imaginable, articles, pamphlets, and other information that I could hardly believe I could actually use to develop into an information product.

Then, when I discovered that there were several online libraries containing more public domain material than I could ever read in a lifetime, I was hooked. I knew I was onto something really big, and the very next day I was galvanized into action.

I selected a public domain work and developed it into a short but information packed eBook in just one day. I chose this particular information because it blended beautifully with another information product I already had on my web site for sale.

I used it as an upsell (remember our definition of this term above?) to this information product that had been selling for me on a fairly steady basis. I offered this upsell for $9.99, in addition to the $39.99 for the eBook already on the site, and sat back to see what would happen.

In a couple of days, I was shocked and very, very pleased! Sales of my eBook had not only picked up dramatically, but 45 % of the people who bought it also bought the upsell eBook for an additional $9.99! I actually got emails thanking me for the information in the upsell eBook!

I then did another experiment. I chose another public domain book and gave it out for free as a bonus along with another information product I was selling. That free bonus was irresistible, I guess, and since the only way people believed they could get it was to buy my eBook, sales for this one soared as well. To say I was thrilled is an understatement indeed!

But, enough about me and my success with using public domain material. We're here to help YOU use this material to craft an information product that will make a ton of money for you! In a shorter time than you ever dreamed possible, you will have an information product of your own all written and ready to sell. Are you ready? Let's get started!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Time Management 101 Audio Tutorial



Time management is the process of planning and exercising conscious control over the amount of time spent on specific activities - especially to increase effectiveness, efficiency or productivity. Here are some audio tutorials.

Time Management 101 - Chapter 1: Everyone Needs Time



Time Management 101 - Chapter 2: Identifying Your Time Waste Triggers



Time Management 101 - Chapter 3: How to Save Time



Time Management 101 - Chapter 4: Time Management Paradigms



Time Management 101 - Chapter 5: Personal Time Management Strategies



Hope you become more productive after this tutorial!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Why Sell Information Products



If you have been pulling your hair out looking for a way to make money online, the search is over! One of the easiest ways to make money is by writing and selling information products in electronic book form. This is the ultimate product for online sales, simply because the potential is enormous!

An electronic book, as you may already know, is not a traditional book that you can turn the corner of one page down to mark your place. (Yes, I am guilty of that!) It is a regular computer file, no different from the hundreds of other files you may have on your hard drive except that it is structured to look and read like a traditional book. You can either read an electronic book on the monitor of your computer, or print it out so that it is portable.

An electronic book can be viewed on any type or brand of computer. You can send them as email attachments or download them from the Web. Electronic books are extremely versatile! They take up very little room on a hard drive. Some people have hundreds of eBooks on their computer - a library that they personally chose.

DIGITAL SELF-PUBLISHING

Digitally self-publishing an eBook is quite different from publishing a traditional book. With a traditional book, you have to pay the costs of any printing yourself if you choose to self-publish. Then, if the book does well and you need to reprint, you have to pay those costs again, which eats into your profits. If you have the goal of having your book published the customary way by a big-name publishing house, get ready for a long wait.

First, your book has to be approved. That can take a year or more, if it happens at all! Most people who have the dream of publishing their book have a folder full of rejection letters to show for their efforts. If by chance your book is approved, it is not published right away. There's a wait for that, too. All told, it could be several years before your book hits the market, and even more time before you see any profit from your labor!

There are no printing costs, and very little waiting time involved with publishing an eBook. Statistics show that eBooks sell better than audio books and paperback books, and information eBooks sell best of all.

Low cost, high profits and no headaches makes for a clean and profitable business

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Being Creative With Public Domain Material



Today I will share with you a snippet from an eBook published on how to be creative while creating information products from public domain material. Enjoy!

Fasten your seat belts - this is going to be a wild ride! No, not really! But the speed in which you will have a finished information product on the screen in front of you ready to market to the public is going to make you think that a rocket sled had something to do with it!

Remember how we learned earlier that people who are desperate for information to solve a problem that they may be having will end up being some of your best customers, just as long as your information product can give them the answers they are seeking and help them out of what they perceive as dire straits?

Remember how we talked about the need to discover a niche market - over and over? You'll find that each individual problem that you create an information product for can be its OWN niche. Often, you can spin off some of these problems and write a second and even a third eBook about the same general subject.

When you do this, you are almost assured of good sales, because the people you helped solve problems for trust you and your writing now. They believe in you, and anything else you write on the subject that interests them will be seen as a "good thing", and they will probably want to purchase other eBooks you write on the subject.

Here's a good example. A couple of years ago, I wrote an information product in eBook form on how to housebreak a puppy or a seemingly un-trainable adult dog in 2 weeks, guaranteed. It sold like wildfire.

I suppose there must be a lot of people out there who are having trouble housebreaking their dog! About 6 months after the release of my housebreaking eBook, I pulled some material from the public domain (a U.S. government publication) about traveling with your dog. I changed the wording around a bit, and added some writing of my own. By the way, this is known as a derivative work as the finished product was derived from the original public domain material.

By the time I was done with this eBook, it had turned out to be a nice little doggie travel guide complete with descriptions and the toll free reservation numbers of pet-friendly hotels and motels across the United States. I pitched it to the dog lovers on my mailing list, most of whom had purchased my previous eBook (more on mailing lists later in the book - they are a fantastic marketing tool!) and gave them a link that sent them to the sales page (we'll get to that later as well) for the eBook. Roughly 45 percent of my mailing list purchased this little book for $19.95, and it was all made up of free information they could have found for themselves, but chose not to for one reason or another.

I think you would agree that vacations and housebreaking are far from being in the same niche! Yet, both subjects addressed a need in the lives of these pet owners. My purpose for veering a little off subject here is to point out to you that had I not ventured out of my dog training niche, I would not be having the continued sales of my dog travel guide. Don't limit yourself! With each subject you choose to write an information product about, try to think out of the box. Be creative, and watch your profits grow!

Friday, July 07, 2017

Free Traffic Exchange Websites



I used to use free banner exchange and websites traffic exchange sites to generate visitors to my sites and pages. It has gathered some bad rep over the years for being non targeted. This are considered low quality hits. However, one should not underestimate this low risk method of gaining visitors. View the following tutorials and learn more about free traffic exchange sites.

Introduction To Traffic Exchange Websites



What Are Traffic Exchange Websites?



The Right & Wrong Ways Of Using Traffic Exchange Websites



Enjoy supporting your customers!

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Top Passive Income Business Models



Making money while you sleep or travel the world might sound like a dream to a lot of people but this is one of those dreams that can become a reality thanks to the transformative power of the web.

To earn a passive income, all you need to do is set up a system that allows you to sell products without having to put in any work to create and deliver said products. That could mean that you are selling a digital product such as an ebook for example, or it might mean that you're selling a product on behalf of another company and acting as an affiliate. It could even mean making money from advertising.

And there are a surprisingly large number of ways you can do this. Read on to discover some of the best methods you can use to make passive income and how they each work:

Sell an Ebook From a Sales Page

Creating an ebook is a simple matter of choosing a subject and then writing about it in a Word document. You can then save that document as a PDF file and start selling it from your website. If you donít have the necessary writing ability, knowledge or patience to write an ebook though, then you can simply outsource this process by hiring a writer from a site like UpWork or Elance.

Add an automated sales and delivery system, creating an advertising campaign or evergreen website and youíre good to go!

Sell a Kindle Ebook

You can simplify the process of selling ebooks too by selling through Kindle. Kindle is of course the name of Amazon's e-reader device and this also comes with its own store where users can find and download books. This makes it a highly effective distribution platform, meaning that it's a very easy way for you to find customers, sell to them and deliver your product. You don't need to worry at all about marketing, about handling payment or about delivering the product ñ Amazon does all that for you!

Best of all, it's free to sign up!

Sell an App

Or why not make money from an app? This works just the same as selling a Kindle book, in that you have access to a ready-made distribution platform with a large, captive audience. And if you sell your app on Android, then you'll only need to pay $30 to sign up and your app will be automatically approved in a matter of hours.

Don't know how to make an app? Then just use an app builder tool or outsource the process!

Run a Website

If you can get enough visitors to a website, then you can use this as a means to turn a profit from advertising. Use AdSense like my blog and each time a visitor clicks an ad, you'll get a tiny payment (usually of a few cents to a dollar). The hard part is getting enough visitors to your site without spending every waking moment running it ñ but if you hire writers, or if you create an evergreen resource, then this can work well.

Friday, June 30, 2017

osTicket Open Source Help Desk Ticketing System Tutorials



When you start an online business and is starting to grow, you should leverage on tools to make your processes seamless. One of the areas that you should focus on is customer support. This is where a ticketing system or tool becomes handy. osTicket is an open source ticketing system that is free to use and available as automated install from most web hosting providers. Here are some overview tutorials to help you get started!

How To Install OsTicket For Your Support Desk



How To Manage Your Support Desk with OsTicket



Advanced Options in OSTicket



Enjoy supporting your customers!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

10 Ways to Re-Purpose Public Domain Content



In the sense of intellectual property, works in the public domain are those whose exclusive intellectual property rights have expired, have been forfeited, or are inapplicable. This applies to most type of work which includes written work such as transcripts, books and magazines.

Public Domain materials will give you the right to sell a product with no limitations. But that’s not even the best part. The best part is that you can also edit the a public domain material to your heart’s content, thereby helping it to better fit your branding and your message, or altering it to add value. What this also means is that you’re free to re-use the content in other ways too.

Here are some quick ideas you of products you can create with public domain content.

Make a Video

You can create a slideshow using the content from an ebook, or you can read it out and thereby ‘perform’ said content.

Make a Podcast

Likewise, you can perform the content without any visuals to accompany it and that way make an audio book or a series of podcast episodes.

Make a Larger Book/Package

Want to offer even more value than you already are? Then how about combining content from multiple Ebooks into an ultimate package of some sort. This way, you can give someone a truly comprehensive experience that will be worth more than the asking price of each book individually.

Make Multiple Shorter Ebooks

A clever way to charge more for your ebooks is potentially to separate them into multiple shorter books. This way you can create a series, with each one encouraging your visitors to read the rest.

Make a Short Report

A report is normally a short PDF that provides information on a particular topic or subject matter. If you can take a single chapter from your book or a forward, then this can be used as an incentive to collect more downloads.

Make a Member’s Site

Or why not take your ebook entirely apart and seal it behind a pay-wall? This way, you can sell access to a repository of information.

Make a Real Book

Using Lulu or Amazon, you can self-publish your ebook and start selling it as a real, hard-copy tome!

Make a Kindle Book

Or how about uploading it to Kindle and selling it through the Kindle store?

Make Emails

Email marketing is an incredibly powerful form of marketing and by breaking your ebook down into chapters, it will lend itself perfectly to becoming an ezine.

Make an App

If you’re feeling really ambitious, then you could even turn your ebook into an app!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Using Google Analytics To Gather Insights Of Your Websites



Google Analytics is a freemium web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Use this to monitor how well your websites are doing.

How To Set Up Your Google Analytics Account



Advance Features Overview Of Google Analytics

Saturday, June 17, 2017

10 Quick Tips For Writing Your Own eBook



If you want to start making money from eBook sales then your options are to outsource the content creation to a third party, or to try and write it yourself. If you can write the product yourself then this is actually the preferable choice as it will mean that you retain full control over the outcome of the product and that you can offer some genuine insight and something truly new. Hiring a writer will usually result in a passable book that covers all the basics – but if you have something truly special to say you really need to say it yourself.

Writing an eBook is hard though, which is why you should follow these ten tips that can really help:

Plan a Structure

If you're writing a blog post then you can probably get away with making it up as you go along. With an eBook though, it really does pay to have at least a loose structure in mind first so spend some time planning this out.

Read Other Books in Your Niche

This is a great way to get inspiration for your own ideas and to become better versed in the subject matter.

Write Every Day

Writing that much content takes discipline. Make your aim to write everyday – even if you only write a paragraph that's better than writing nothing at all.

Add Images and Tables

If you want to add value to your eBook and you're not sure about your writing quality, then adding images and tables is a great way to give your product more bang for the buck.

Choose a Subject You Know

There's no point in writing something you know nothing about. Pick a subject matter you're an expert in – if that's your career, then that's fine!

Choose a Subject You Enjoy

More important still, make sure that the subject you're writing about is one you enjoy. That way you'll be more motivated and your enthusiasm will come across in your writing.

Pick a Small Niche

That said, writing a fitness book will mean going up against every other eBook author on the planet. Try to pick a niche that's less saturated with a clear route to market.

Get it Proofread

Even if you are the best writer in the world, it's very difficult to spot your own typos and errors. Hire a proofreader to ensure absolute professionalism.

Focus on the Value Proposition

Your value proposition is defined as the way in which your book is going to change the life of the person reading. Will they be richer? Stronger? Smarter? Famous? Focus on this and tie each point into that.

Say Something New

Finally, make sure to say something new. Don't just rehash old ideas – come up with something that's completely your own!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Amazon Affiliates Tutorials

Amazon is one of the largest online retailers selling millions of products online. You too can profit as an affiliate through promoting products that are on sale and available in this store. Here are some tutorials to get you started.

How To Become An Amazon Affiliate



How To Get Your Amazon Affiliate Link



Discover Advance Amazon Affiliate Features



Amazon Promotions Hub



Finding Additional Amazon Products To Promote As An Affiliate



How To Link To Specific Categories To Amazon As An Affiliate



How To Add HTML Amazon Affiliates Banner To Your Wordpress SideBar



How To Create Your Amazon Affiliate Link To Search Results



How To Add An Amazon Product Details Mouseover for Affiliates



Have Fun!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Sources For Public Domain Posters To Print & Sell



Are you aware that the main poster in the post is in public domain. Yes, the character Rosie which was use during the world war is now copyright free. This means you can use the image to create your own product or simply sell it as poster print out. If you are not into war memorabilia, don't worry there are more than just war related posters available for you to download and reprint to sell. Check out my favourite sources to see what are available.

FreeVintagePosters.com



This site appeals to me because it has kindly categorise the files and have high resolution files for you to download. They also have a brief history of the poster so you are aware why they were produced in the first place.. Use the posters to add more visuals to your work or print them as is to resell.

Viintage.com



This site offers a wide range of vintage graphics & images instead of just posters. There are selective pictures which are made available to be downloaded by premium membership with a fee but there should be enough free ones to get you by.

Have fun printing and remixing them!

Friday, June 09, 2017

Clickbank Tutorials On Selling And Using Affiliates To Promote Your Products



ClickBank aims to serve as a connection between digital content creators (also known as vendors) and affiliate marketers, who then promote them to consumers. ClickBank’s technology aids in payments, tax calculations and a variety of customer service tasks. Through its affiliate network, ClickBank also assists in building visibility and revenue-generating opportunities for time-strapped entrepreneurs. Here are some quick tutorials to get you started with ClickBank

Introduction To ClickBank & How To Sign Up



How To Add A Product To ClickBank



How To Add Your ClickBank Buy Now Button On Your Page



How to link directly to a Clickbank checkout page



Finding Products To Promote From ClickBank Marketplace



How To Create ClickBank Affiliate Links



Enjoy!!!

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Get £5 Off Your Shopping At Morrisons Supermarket, Petrol & Other High Street Stores



I'm using Zeek, the gift voucher marketplace with a community of 200,000 sellers and shoppers. You can save up to 25% at loads of stores including Argos, Boots & Sainsburys. It does not end there, it also have discount vouchers for your favourite restaurants like Pizza Hut, Pizza Express, Jamie's Italian and Nandos.



How Do I Start Saving?

How you actually save through Zeek is by buying Gift Cards below its face value from sellers that wishes to cash out on them. In return you use the gift card to purchase them items from the retailers.

What's The Catch?

You are buying gift cards and please do make sure you are planning to spent the amount at those locations or stores. Some vouchers have expiry dates, so do check that it is within the window you intend to make a purchase.

How Do I Get My Vouchers or Gift Card?

Once you completed your purchase online or on the app, it takes roughly 2-3 working days for the physical voucher to arrive. Other e-voucher or printable ones can be accessed immediately on the website or your app.

The voucher are sent through registered mail as pictured below.



Customer Support

After using the service for nearly 2 years, I only once had an issue with a Boots Gift Card I purchased but got refunded the same evening after I contacted Zeek's customer service. You can contact them through the app or by e-mailing them at support@zeek.me. The fastest resolution I received from the team were 15 minutes response on a Sunday! Pretty sure I would not have enjoyed such a speedy response elsewhere.

Enjoy £5.00 off your first purchase

Use invite code 2N0VRQ and you'll get an extra £5.0 off your first purchase :)

There is also regular promotions done by Zeek and do watch out for their newsletter to enjoy further savings on your discount voucher purchases.

My Top 3 Favourite Savings Using Vouchers Bought From Zeek!

1. Saving on Petrol from Supermarket Chains

At time of writing, you may pay for Morrisons and Tesco Petrol using the respective retailer gift cards. So, you potentially save 2% to 3% on the price of your petrol depending on the deal you get on Zeek. Do note that Sainsbury's gift card can't be used to pay for Petrol.

2. Offer Stacking

To grab a further bargain, gift card are treated as equivalent to cash in store or online. This means you can usually stack the offers with any on going discounts or voucher codes.

3. Cash Back Sites

If you are purchasing online from retailers like Debenhams or Argos, do remember to do so through cash back websites like TopCashBack to get additional savings on your purchases.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

8 Tricks To Boost The Sales Of Your Digital Product



If you have a digital product like an eBook or Video Course then essentially you have a license to print money. As a digital product, this is something that you can sell millions of times in a single day in theory. It has no overheads, no delivery costs and you can set the price however you choose.

Of course this isn't quite how the story goes for everyone who starts selling though. The volume of sales are very much dependent on your skill, timing and understanding of sales. To help get more sales then, consider the seven following tips:

1 Sell in More Places

Want to get more sales? Then sell in more places! Putting your product on digital marketplaces are often free and will mean thousands more people can instantly find and buy your product – people who otherwise probably wouldn't have.

2 Find Affiliates

Whether you choose to use a service like Clickbank, JVZoo or to set up cookies yourself, using affiliates can give you an army of marketers happy to help you sell your product and reach a wider audience. Offer them an attractive and fair commission structure

3 Hire a Writer

You may already have hired a writer for your eBook which is great. Now though, it's time to bring them back and get them to write your landing page! Professional sales copy makes all the difference.

4 Run a PPC Campaign

If you have a specific niche and a great landing page then any money you spend on PPC should result in clear ROI and is a great way to expand your audience.

5 Improve the Cover or Graphics of the Product

Graphic Sells! It could be that the cover of your eBook is what's putting off potential buyers. Head over to a site like Fiverr and spend a little to spruce up your image!

6 Change the Price

Lowering the price will likely increase sales while hurting your profits. Increasing the price can have the opposite effect. Make sure you play around with this number until you find your perfect sweet spot. You don't know unless you try!

7 Give Away a Free Taster

Giving away a free taster of an eBook is often one of the very best things you can do to drive sales. If you have a mailing list then try sending them a PDF of the first chapter. People love getting things for free and if the title is inviting then they're bound to open it. Then, if they like what they see, they'll be hooked and liable to make a purchase!

8 Offer Money Back Guarantee

You will generate a higher level of sales by removing the perceived risk for the potential customer. If you believe in your product, there is no reason why you shouldn't be afraid of the refunds. And when they do request for a refund, do honour it and gather the feedback to improve the product or for future sales. Companies like Zappos.com offer a 365 days money back guarantee which attracted more purchases from their customers.

Enjoy!

Friday, June 02, 2017

Introducing Google Adwords & How It Can Promote Your Business



Google AdWords is an online advertising service, developed by Google, where advertisers pay to display brief advertising copy to web users. Google AdWords' system is based partly on cookies and partly on keywords determined by advertisers. Google uses these characteristics to place advertising copy on pages where they think it might be relevant.

Advertisers pay when users divert their browsing to click on the advertising copy. Partner websites receive a portion of the generated income. For example, the advertising displayed on my blog are paid for by Google Adwords Customers. Below are beginner tutorials on how you can use Google Adwords to promote your business or product.

How To Sign Up For A Google Adwords Account



How To Create Your First Campaign On Google Adwords



Keyword Planner Tool for Google Adwords

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Get £10.00 For Your Next Dry Clean or Laundry in Woking



One of my pet hate in life is heading to the dry cleaners and having to remember to collect them on the way back from work. Well, then this is the solution for you.



Laundrapp is a service that you can use either from your desktop or mobile app throughout the UK. You select the cleaning you wish (for me are dry cleaning my suits) and a suitable time slot for collection and return of your laundry. They will collect in your scheduled one hour slots and can return your clothes cleaned in 24 hours. All without the need to leave your home.

After confirming, you will get an e-mail confirmation. You can the reschedule your order and also track real time progress.

Want £10 off your order?

Just use the referral code GDNXQK and you will qualify for £10 off your first order.

Enjoy!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

3 Biggest Benefits of Using JVZoo



JVZoo is a website like ClickBank that makes it easy for marketers and publishers alike to take advantage of affiliate programs. Whether you choose JVZoo or another options like ClickBank, this is a fantastic way to make a huge profit and to drastically increase your sales. Read on to find out three of the biggest reasons why.

Benefit One: You Make More Sales

From the point of view of a publisher, this means that you can create a digital product such as an eBook and then allow affiliates to sell it. What this means, is that others will be able to direct traffic to your landing page or your checkout page and then when someone buys your product, you will have to pay a commission fee to the affiliate and a percentage to JVZoo as well.

At first this might sound like you're essentially giving away your profit to a bunch of third parties after spending months working on it. The reality though is quite different. What is really happening here is that your extending your sales hugely by creating an army of marketers who will all be pushing your products to audiences that otherwise wouldn't have seen them. This means your profits will grow hugely and more than cover the cost of the fees.

Benefit Two: You Carry On Selling

More to the point though, you can do all this while carrying on selling your product directly from your own landing page. In other words, any money you make through JVZoo will be made on top of your existing profits so there's literally no downside. Even if you only make one extra sale and you pay 60% commission, that's still 40% of one sale that you wouldn't have made otherwise.

The only risk here is that your affiliates may be so good that they start to cannibalize your own sales meaning that people are buying from them instead of you directly. The web is a huge place so this rarely happens but if it does then you can always just take your product off of JVZoo – you stay in complete control the entire time.

Benefit Three: You Get Free Exposure

Another point that often gets overlooked is that you get completely free exposure by using tools like JVZoo. In other words, when an affiliate promotes your product, they will also be promoting your brand. Then, even if they don't make a sale, you'll still be increasing your brand recognition and absolutely free of cost!

Friday, May 26, 2017

HostGator Web Hosting Control Panel Tutorials



HostGator is one of the most popular web hosting provider for beginners and online marketers. It offers a wide range of hosting packages to suit your budget. Here are some tutorials to get you started.

How To Buy Web Hosting From HostGator



HostGator cPanel Introduction



How To Point Your GoDaddy Domain Name To Your HostGator Account



How To Create An E-mail Account in HostGator



How To Create A Forwarding E-mail Account in HostGator



How to Edit your Error Pages in HostGator



How to Create a Redirect URL in HostGator



How to Configure your Index Manager in HostGator



How To Setup Your MySQL Database In Your Hostgator Web Hosting Account



How To Delete or Uninstall a Fantastico Script Installation in HostGator cPanel



Enjoy!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Free First Aid & CPR Course with Certificate



FirstAidForFree.com offers free online training on First Aid and CPR. You never know when the skills you obtained here might be useful. The site is American based but the first aid skills taught are the same. You will get a certificate e-mailed to you once you have completed your course.

Hope you find this useful!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

5 Benefits of a Digital Product Business



If you're looking for a business model that allows you to generate genuinely passive income and to make a lot of money in the process, then a digital product business might just be right for you. Digital products are products that exist solely in a digital format and include the likes of software, eBooks, e-courses and computer games. They also just so happen to offer perhaps the best business opportunity of any type of product, so read on to find out what makes them such a great choice for making money online.

1 No Overheads

Right away, with a digital product you have no overheads. That is to say, you might have overheads initially while you're developing your product but from that point on you will then be able to sell as many copies as you like with no need to pay for materials or anything else. Every sale will be 100% profit which can't really be said about any other business model.

2 It's Truly Passive

Of course some services are also like this. If you are a writer or web designer for instance, then you probably won't have to spend any money to make money and that means that you can keep 100% profit.

But where a service business falls down is in the fact that you will be exchanging your time for money. This in turn means you'll need to constantly be available at specific times of day and you might even need to travel.

A digital product though is truly passive. Once you have set up an online store and you have people visiting your site, you can make money while you sleep or while you're on holiday somewhere sunny.

3 No Stock

With a digital product you require zero digital space for stock and that means you don't need to rent a warehouse or fill your front room with books.

4 Low Investment

Just as there are no overheads, there is also very little investment necessary. This means it will take barely any time for you to break even and to start generating real profit. In turn this also means that there's no risk so you'll be able to start your business without taking out a huge loan and putting your family in danger.

5 No Delivery

As though all that wasn't enough, digital products don't even require delivery. That means you won't have stock going missing or customers claiming they never received their goods. Digital products are cheaper and faster in every way.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Use Pinterest To Promote Your Business



Pinterest is a virtual board where users can curate images or materials that are of interest to them. It is a growing social media platform and can act as a virtual storefront or online promotion for businesses. You may visit my Pinterest page and also check out the tutorials below how you can register for a business account and also to post your first pin.

Aweber is a leading e-mail marketing and autoresponder provider. The paid service is fully hosted on the cloud and have been one of the pioneers that helped the online marketing industry grow. Here are some tutorial that I hope you will find useful.

How to Create a Free Pinterest Business Account



How to Apply for Pinterest Rich Pins



How to add a Pinterest Widget to your Website



How to Add, Edit or Delete a Pinterest Board



Happy pinning!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

JVZoo vs ClickBank vs WSO Pro



JVZoo, ClickBank and WSO Pro are three tools that allow you to set up affiliate programs for your products. If you have spent time creating (or outsourcing the creation of) your own eBook, then an affiliate program essentially gives you an army of marketers who can help you to get make more sales and gain more exposure in exchange for a percentage of your profits. This is all while you carry on making sales of your own, meaning that you'll gain extra sales at no detriment to your current business model.

But how do you decide which tool to use? If you're going to use something like JVZoo, ClickBank or WSO Pro… which will result in the best profits and most exposure?

The Differences

WSO Pro was setup primarily to sell products on Warrior Forum but have now caught up with times. Clickbank used to be the leader in digital products but have a one off costs for each product launch. The challenger JVZoo have gained popularity since it was launched and has become the favourite of many new marketers.

WSO Pro, JVZoo and ClickBank all work independently of any other site or service meaning there's no limit on how many people you can add. In principle you would think that this would make them easier and simpler to set up, but this is where ClickBank has dropped the ball being a little dated in its user interface and some of its business practices. It's complicated to set up and especially when compared to something like JVZoo which is very easy to get started with and to integrate with an autoresponder. This last point makes it great for e-mail marketers. JVZoo also makes it very easy to create a sales funnel though in its defense ClickBank is perhaps the best known option and thus has the largest number of affiliates. Another factor to consider is of course the price. Each of these services takes some commission, with the lowest being WSO Pro, the highest being ClickBank and JVZoo sitting somewhere in the middle.

So Which One?

So with all that in mind… which one should you choose?

Well, this is going to depend on the nature of your business and your goals. If you are already a Warrior Forum member then WSO Pro is a comfortable place to start out. On the other hand though, for those wanting to create great sales funnels and integrate an e-mail campaign, JVZoo might be a better choice. In fact, JVZoo probably wins out just about as the best 'all-rounder'. Then again though, why not just use all three or the others that I have spoke about in the past? That's the brilliance of having your own digital product, you are beholden to no one!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Quick Tutorials On Aweber To Manage Your Subscribers



Aweber is a leading e-mail marketing and autoresponder provider. The paid service is fully hosted on the cloud and have been one of the pioneers that helped the online marketing industry grow. Here are some tutorial that I hope you will find useful.

How To Manage Subscribers in Aweber



How To Create A New List in Aweber



How To Create A Custom Newsletter Template In Aweber



How To Create A Broadcast in Aweber



How To Enable An Automation Rule in Aweber



How To Understand Aweber Reports



How To Create An Aweber Sign Up Form



How to Install Aweber Web Form



How To Troubleshoot Aweber Web Form



Understanding Aweber Web Form Statistics



How To Create A Follow Up Sequence in Aweber



How To Create A Follow Up Series In Aweber



How To Email Unopens In Aweber



How To Remove Inactive Subscriber From Aweber



Enjoy!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

How To Get Microsoft Office for Mac or PC at £9.95 each



Do you use Microsoft Office at work? It is very likely you will be entitled to purchase Microsoft Office for your personal use at home at a bargain price of



All you have to do is to go to Home Use Program website and put in your company e-mail to check if you qualify. You will usually get an e-mail fairly quickly to your work mailbox with details to complete your purchase online!

Enjoy!

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Free Online Image Editors



Forget Adobe Photoshop (well not quite for advanced editing) or any expensive image editors for your promotional graphic updates like banners, adding watermarks or any image posted to your social media sites. Here are some of the online editors I use while I don't have access to my laptop. I am ranking them by most frequent use for my sites. They all do not require any upfront registration and allow you to save the edited images locally. 1. Online Image Editor



It does what it says on the tin and is a very strip down basic image editor with classic interface but gets the job done. No registration required and I frequently use this to add watermarks to pictures. There are limitations on font choices and colour.

2. PhotoPea



This tool allows you to open and edit .psd files online without having to have adobe photoshop install on your machine. It is particularly useful as most ready made graphic packs come with .psd files as a source.

3. Pixlr



Similar to PhotoPea, the sites seems to be more popular as online photo editors but can be used to enhance your graphics especially social media postings. Play with the different filters and be surprised with the results it creates.

There are tons of free online image editors available online including Canva which I shared previously.

Enjoy and happy discovering!

Friday, May 05, 2017

Using SlideShare To Promote Your Products Or Website

Slideshare is a platform where users can host and share their powerpoint or keynote presentations. It is commonly compared to YouTube but for slideshows. You can harness the power of SlideShare Community by uploading your slideshows for it to go viral. Here are some quick tutorials to get you up to speed on SlideShare and how you can use it to promote your business.

What is SlideShare


What Can SlideShare Do For Your Business


Getting Traffic From SlideShare


Happy Sharing SlideShows on SlideShare!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Places To Host Your Product Images For Free

Today, I would like to share how I repurpose free photo hosting sites to host my product images. The ones listed requires upfront registration but are free to use.

They all have generous space and promises of lifetime storage. Here we go!

1. Google Photos



I am a self confessed google fan and have comfortably found myself within their ecosystem. Google Photos allow you to upload as many photos as you wish as long as they are taken from point and click cameras. The auto back up feature using their app was the main attraction when I first signed up for the service but have now used it for hosting most of the images that I used for my sites. The plus side is the ability to get a direct link to share the images. This allows me to post them on other marketplaces.

2. Flickr



Flickr is the big Mama when it comes to image hosting and photo sharing. This is probably my first ever attempt at hosting and showcasing my pictures online. The free storage capacity have grown since to a generous 1TB and you have the ability to link to the pictures individually. There are also add on features to create badges or showcase your gallery. This can be tools to help you share high quality images of your products.

3. Shutterfly



I stumbled upon Shutterfly while trying to find an alternative back up to move images from my hard disk. The thing that attracted me was the proposition that there was unlimited storage and that the images will not be deleted. I was able to use the bulk image upload feature quite successfully and the site allows you to create a free share sites to showcase your images to either the public or groups. There are tons of other features like printing your pictures on products like mugs and t-shirts available for a price. The only downside is that I have not found a way to hotlink to the images individually.

The above are samples on how to repurpose a service to help you start out. I have not checked the terms and conditions of the service in detail but always do be mindful that you are relying on a free service. Do consider self hosting once you have reached a tipping point as free services can have a finite life as we have seen in the past with certain providers exiting the market.

Enjoy!