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.

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.

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


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 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 offer a 365 days money back guarantee which attracted more purchases from their customers.


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.