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Online Payment Modes Freelancers Can Use To Receive Payment

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Figure it out: you’ve landed on a client. It is your first encounter. You set the terms of your engagement. To ensure you keep the client, you dedicate all your energy and wit in delivering pure gold.The client is happy and wants to fulfill her part – paying you your dues. She requests you to provide your preferred modes of online payment.

But oops!

“Your proposed method is not acceptable in our country.” For you, it is the only method you know and understand.

Now, you’re not sure what to do. Will you forfeit you hard earned coins or what next? Well, if this is your case, you do not need to worry. As a freelancer, there’re several methods you can use to receive cash from your client(s).

Before moving on with the modes of online payment for freelancers, here are some things you need to know:

  • Some of the methods require verification using a debit or a credit card.
  • Each method has a transaction fee and sometimes a commission of the amount you send or receive.
  • You can install an app of your preferred mode of payment on your phone. So, you can withdraw your cash at any place.
  • The best payment option is the one favorable for your client.
  • Each method has its pros and cons.

Having said this, it now time to go into details.

Let’s begin.


If you’ve been around for some time, PayPal is not a new term to you. PayPal is one of the leading modes of online payment. It is the pioneer of virtual payment solution and has been in existence for the last 20 years.

The platform stands out as the largest online payment solution having over 267 million users and acceptable in over 200 countries across the global.

So, your client might be one of PayPal’s accounts holder. As a freelancer, you can create a personal or business account. The process of creating a PayPal account is simple. PayPal charges you a transaction fee of 3.4% + $0.30.

However, upcoming updates that will become effective from July 2019 may alter these charges.

Now, you’re asking: what are the benefits of using PayPal as your mode of payment? Well, let’s look at its pros and cons.


Simplicity and ease of use are the reasons why PayPal stands out in the virtual payment niche. For you to create an account, you only need an email address. However, you must provide authentic information for verification purpose.

Again, ensure the names and email you use for registration are similar to ones on your ID and credit card. This aspect will save you from future challenges when PayPal will require you to prove you are the authentic owner of the account.

The next merit of PayPal is familiarity. Many clients are aware of this mode of payment. Also, the clients do not need to have an account with PayPal to pay you.

If you have a website, you can add a PayPal plugin to enable you to receive payment from anyone. Also, you can create and send an invoice to your clients using this platform.

Apart from this, withdrawing your cash is easy. As a Kenyan freelancer, this method is a great option for you over other modes of online payment because you can integrate your PayPal account with your Equity Bank account.

This step will enable you to withdraw and receive your cash within 3 business days. Nonetheless, waiting for three days may seem like a nightmare. Particularly, when you have an emergency that cannot wait for more than a day, any delay can make things worse.

Fortunately, you can now withdraw and receive your dues within 2 hours on your Mpesa. Safaricom entered into a partnership with PayPal to enable online merchants and freelancers enjoy swift services.

Hence, you can attest that PayPal is a convenient mode of payment for freelances.


Despite having a number of benefits, PayPal has its shortfalls. As a freelancer, you need to understand these shortfalls to keep you on the safer side. First, this platform comes with limited terms of use.

Unlike other modes of online payment; if you breach PayPal’s terms, you face account suspension or termination. For instance, if you receive ransom amounts than usual, you must provide proof of their origin or a payment receipt.

Failure to taking this action, your account can be frozen or suspended for 180 days. While this aspect can cause inconveniences in your operations, it is one approach for preventing money laundering in the virtual space.

Also, there have been complaints about PayPal’s customer service. It is sometimes hard to solve issues by calling the company’s customer services. Due to this issue, many clients are avoiding it. Hence, if PayPal is your only haven, you’re likely to lose a client.

Lastly, digital goods do not form part of PayPal’s Seller protection policies. So, when you sell a product to your customer in electronic format, they can use it and reverse the fund they paid to you. Scammers can utilize this pothole to terrorize you.

Nevertheless, PayPal is a renowned mode of payment and a priority for many online clients. But what if your client’s country does not accept PayPal?

Here are the alternatives:


Skrill is another popular online payment processing gateway. Like PayPal, it allows you to send and receive cash from your clients. This digital wallet is acceptable in over 200 countries. Also, you can transact using over 40 local currencies.

So, when a client sends you some dollars, you will receive them in Kenya Shillings.

When it comes to a transaction fee, Skrill changes you 1.9% transaction fee. Also, you need to pay the conversion charges of 3.99%.  Just like the other modes of online payment, Skrill, too, has pros as well as the drawbacks.


Skrill enables you to withdraw cash to your Mpesa account. This service is faster compared with the one of PayPal to Mpesa. Hence, it can save you on a dark day.  In addition, it helps to save coins in form of agent’s fees when you have an emergency.

It is simple to setup and add to your mobile wallet (Mpesa).

Again, your client does not need to have a Skrill account to pay you. This digital wallet has hosted payments option for this purpose. The platform is also PCI compliant which is an assurance of your safety when using your credit/debit card or bank account.


Despite the pros, Skrill has its bad sides, too. First, it lacks seller and buyer protection policy. The platform states that it is an intermediary for enhancing payment processing. So, whether you lose money or not it’s upon you to take due diligence in your deals.

Also, the platform charges hefty withdrawal fees compared with PayPal.

Another shortfall of Skrill is that it requests a lot of sensitive information. Many clients are not willing to share such information due to their privacy issues thus going for other modes of online payment.

On the other hand, many freelancers complain that there are hefty hidden fees, thus making the freelancer to receive very little money from what was initially paid by the client.

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Nonetheless, it is a good option for you to receive cash from your online clients and maybe a life saver in case of an emergency that needs money fast.


If PayPal and Skrill are not serving you and your clients well, Payoneer can be a good idea. Payoneer is a leading international online payment gateway. Like other modes of online payment, it enables you to receive cash from different freelancing market places.

The platform has over four million users and accepted in over 200 countries. Also, you can transact with over 150 local currencies. In terms of fees, Payoneer will charge you between 0.5% and 3% per transaction excluding the conversion charges.

But what are the good and bad sides of Payoneer?


  • You can withdraw cash on the nearest ATM using the Payoneer Prepaid Card. Once, you signup for a Payoneer account, you can request for a prepaid card (MasterCard). Hence, you have an opportunity to use this card for transactions on any places where MasterCard is acceptable. Good idea?
  • You earn referral and signup bonus: You earn $25 for every referral receiving $1000 on their account. As such, you have a chance to add an extra income stream through this online payment method.
  • Apart from allowing you to receive payment from clients, Payoneer offers you an opportunity to generate passive income. That is, the company offers you a bonus of $50 (approximately KES 5000) once your account hits $1000 in a transaction.


  • You pay Payoneer card annual fees of $29.95 and a replacement fee of $12.95. These fees add extra costs to your business.
  • No live chat support available. Hence, if you have a problem with your card, it will take a longer duration before solving it.


Are you looking for a way to receive cash directly to your bank account? Or maybe your clients are in a country that does not accept PayPal, Payoneer or Skrill. If this is your case, do not lose your precious clients.

Transferwise is a good idea.


Transferwise enables your clients to send you cash to your bank account or Mpesa and eliminate any third-party channels. Also, you do not need to wait for days to receive your cash. Once your client pays you, the cash will be in your account within 59 minutes to 24 hours.

The transaction fee is another good thing about this digital online payment mode.

To process your cash, Transferwise will charge you $2 as Bank Debit fee and $10.71 for the transaction totaling to $12.71. Considering the time value of money, these charges are fair. Also, the signup process is simple. You can either use your Facebook or Gmail account to sign up.

However, you need a scanned copy of your ID and a proof of address for verification. Nonetheless, the signup and verification process is easy and quick.


On the downside of Transferwise fees are higher compared with other online payment methods. See, you are surrendering $12.71 (KES 1,271) for processing a transaction! Well, despite this shortfall, it is a good idea when time is your priority.

World Remit

If your client is paying you less than $10,000, World Remit is a good mode of online payment to consider since it is acceptable in Kenya. It is a favorable option for over 2 million users across 20 countries in the world. However, you can transfer or receive cash from any country.

This digital money transfer works well for transfers for clients in Asia, South America, and Africa. Is World Remit a good option for you?

To answer you, here are the pros and cons:


The first benefit of this online cash transfer platform is that you can receive money in your Mpesa or Bank account. The transaction can be instant or take up to 7 days depending on the option you take.

Also, the transaction fee is cheap. The platform has a calculator to help your client see the charges they will incur depending on where they reside (Transfer fee is zero for most of the American states).


So, does this mode of online payment have its bad sides? Certainly, yes. Like other digital money transfer platforms, World Remit has its cons. First, you cannot transfer more than $10,000 at ago. Also, the amount can be lower than this in some countries.

Secondly, the transfer fee varies with the amount and country. Also, your clients’ country may not accept this mode of payment. However, as a Kenyan freelancer, World remit is a good option for receiving your dues.

Wrapping Up Modes of Online payment

As you can see, a number of online payment options are available. When one option is not available in your client’s country, you can opt for the other. The key thing is ensuring your payment method is acceptable to your client.

Was this information helpful? If so, share the good news with other freelancers who are struggling to know the best modes of online payment they can use. Also, do not hesitate to ask any question regarding this topic on the comments.

Happy freelancing!

#Hashtag: The Amazing Benefits, The Dos And Don’ts Of Using It

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Of course, you have heard or even used a hashtag, but it is possible that you used it because you saw others use it. I mean, you probably don’t know why you are (should be) using this hashtag in each of your social media posts. Maybe that is true.

Perhaps not! Whatever the answer, today I will tell you one amazing thing: one hashtag can bring several clients your way.

Yes, it is possible.

You only need to know the right hashtag (s) to use and how to use it. Also, remember not to use so many of them; use just enough for each post.

With the right hashtag, it will be very easy for you to connect with the right clients. Yes, even well and better-paying clients! That’s a dream come true. Isn’t that so?

But What Really Is A Hashtag And Why Should You Use It?

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A hashtag is a phrase or rather a word, that is accompanied by a pound sign (#) to make your content  (post) visible to those looking for such content on different social media platforms.

You can use it to tag your content so as to get more views, increase the rate of your conversation,  get more clicks as well as comments on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and the like.

Talking of the hashtag history, a former Google staff, Chris Messina was the first person to use the hashtag.

Chris Messina hashtagIn 2007, he tweeted using the hashtag. It took quite some time for people to start using it, but millions of people later started using the tag after that due to its impact on their posts and content.

 How Does A Hashtag Benefit Your Posts?

Firstly, many benefits come with using a hashtag. However, that only happens if:

  1. You use it the right way
  2. You don’t use more than enough depending on the social media platform
  3. You use the right hashtags to bring ONLY the RIGHT target audience your way

Now, let’s have the benefits that come with these benefits under a microscope.

Increases The Visibility Of Your Posts

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Each time you use a hashtag, for example, #blogger, #Writer, #ContentWriter, and the like, anyone using that hashtag to search for such information will see your posts.

Not only yours, but also any other content that has the same hashtag. That, therefore, means that clients who use specific keywords to search for content will definitely find your content easily.

Whether those seeing your posts are your followers or not, the hashtag will make it possible for them to see it. That is why it is so easy to reach an audience that you have never interacted with on social media just because you used this “magic tag.”

You may also want to read: What to do when someone steals your content.

Get The Right Audience On Board

But you don’t just increase visibility. No, there is a number one rule you should follow. You see, it is one thing to have people see your posts, and it is another to have the right people to see your posts.

That being said, if you use the wrong hashtags, people will see, and even better, like your posts, but they may never contact you because they have no (little) interest in what you are posting.

So, you just don’t want to have some audience but a like-minded audience on board.

People with the same interests will always have something to talk about. That is why, when you have a like-minded audience, once they see an interesting post, they will definitely want to leave a comment, ask a question and like.

You bet some will become your followers henceforth, right?

Helps Keep In Touch With Clients And Offer Better Services

When you use a hashtag, anytime people leave a comment on your post, it is easy to get notifications. You will be able to know what they are saying, what they think of you, your products or services.

That way, you know what they are looking for if your posts are solving their problems, and if there is anything extra, they expect you to provide them with. Of course, this is an excellent way to offer better services to your audience as well as a potential audience.

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Notifications are not only useful in helping you improve your services or products, but also when replying to people’s comments on time or as soon as possible.

But Remember…

Don’t Use More Than Enough

Nevertheless, too much of something is said to be poisonous. Remember you are dealing with mature people, well civilized and professionals.

If they see that the hashtags are more than the content in your post, they will start thinking that you are spammy. Consequences are that they will lose interests in following you. So, remember to be professional by using just enough of the hashtags.

Related read: Proven ways to make money through your social networks.

Always Keep On Checking  On The Trend

However, it is good that you keep an eye on your hashtags to know how they are doing. Always check them once in a month to see if they are trending well.

affilitemarketing hashtagAlso, check which ones are trending more and use those most while you try to replace the ones that are not trending.

Also, remember that the trend keeps changing and brushing shoulders with it would be a good idea. Don’t be left behind. If you use hashtags that are not trending, your content may never trend.

So, keep an effort of using tools that can show you which hashtags are trending. Some of them like trackmyhashtag.com will give you a detailed report that will definitely go a long way in helping you to know the right hashtag to use.

Other tools include:

You Can Create Your Hashtag(s)

If you are trying to get your name out there, it may be possible that no one has ever used that name. Also, it could be that you are new to social media and those who know you are less than 10. What do you do?

Create your own hashtag.

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Does that mean that you should not use that hashtag? Absolutely not.

You can still use it. But you will need to do a few things to have it trend fast. Firstly, use it frequently. You can even give an offer and ask people subscribing to your offer to use the hashtag as one way to qualify for the offer.

If especially you are giving away a good product or service, trust me, people will subscribe, and since they are using the hashtag as a way to qualify, the tag will definitely trend.

That’s fantastic, right?

So, do not worry if you want to create a hashtag for your brand or product. Just go ahead and seek ways to make people use it. You can as well tell them to start with the hashtag when commenting. That’s, too, make sense.

Within a short time, each time people see that hashtag, they will think of you, your site, product or whatever else is associated with the hashtag.

Over To You

With hashtag in place, things can only get better. More and more people will see your posts, like, and comment. That way, your online business must grow.

And…you will not rag behind when everyone else is making a step ahead.

Again, it is so easy, simple yet very magical.

If you want to excel on any social media platform, the #tag is the way to go.





Social Media: Proven Ways To Make Money Through Your Social Networks

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Do you spend much time on social media until you feel so horrible due to lost time? Worry not. You can make money via social media as you enjoy yourself.

Since 2009, individuals and companies worldwide make money every day on social sites. It’s not a get rich quick scheme, but with patience, the conversion rates keep increasing. As an individual or a company, how can you tap in the goldmine? That is, the social media industry so as to make money?

Though there isn’t a one size fits all strategy, there are a few tips you can borrow from organizations and individuals who are already earning big through the social networks. They have many factors working in their favor. Just like them, you’ll need a business niche and people who are interested in your product or service.

A huge following doesn’t equate to sales if they’re not interested in what you have to offer. Having a thousand people who are most likely to benefit from you will give you a more responsive following and an engaged audience than a million followers who don’t know what you do.

Since social media is all about creating responsive communities, this article will offer you tips and ideas on how to make money leveraging on your virtual crowd.

Keep reading. You absolutely need to know this.

9 Ways to Monetize Your Social Media

When you have followers and a chosen area you can confidently excel in, the next thing is to prepare yourself to make money using several social media techniques.

You know these techniques? In case you do not know them, don’t worry.

I got you taken care of below:

Coach Someone Remotely

Thanks to social media, you can now share your knowledge with a countless number of people without leaving your house. Are you an expert?

There are numerous ways you can benefit people looking to gain your kind of expertise.

For instance, as a financial adviser, a life coach, and physical therapists among others, you can easily pass on your knowledge via social sites such as emailing and Skype.

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However, before the career takes off, you’ll have to do some heavy lifting to establish trust between yourself and your following.

Monetize Your Photos

Did you know that you can monetize your photos? Well, Instagram offers a platform for showcasing your photography skills. And no, you don’t need the high definition camera. With a smartphone, you can capture photos around you and post them on your page. However, it is good to focus on one niche at a time for easy identification.

For instance, if you choose to post about travels, you can post photos that show where you’ve been and share a catchy story behind them.

Although it’s not an overnight success, with time, you can as well post the photos on sites that can buy them such as Flickr and Shutterstock.

You see, you can make money even from pictures you took during your fun moments, right?

Do Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing involves selling goods and services for other companies online to get a commission. Websites will market products and services for a company and when people buy or click a link directing to that product, the sites make some money.

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This makes acquiring goods or services easy irrespective of where the buyer is in the world without walking into a physical shop. A few decades ago, there was no option of online purchases except that of heading to a physical shop and filling a cart with goods. Thanks to technology. Today, as an affiliate marketer, you can sell almost everything through various online malls such as Amazon and make money.

Nevertheless, the opportunity presents a challenge to the buyers where they may want more details regarding what they want to buy. So, as an affiliate marketer, you have a role to give more information on various products then offer a link back to the seller portal.

  • How Do You Make Your Followers To Click On Your link?

Since you earn from an affiliate link when someone clicks on them, it’s vital to get as many clicks as possible. Posting a link and asking your followers to buy, may not always yield fruits. On the other hand, you can create a compelling review of a product and embed the link within it.

The report should be full of helpful content as well as persuasive so as to get someone to click and buy through the link.

Promote Other People’s Brands and Products

Promotion of other people’s brands and services work if you have a large following because most advertising companies look for social influencers with a massive number of fans. The strategy works when the advertising brand or company is looking for exposure to the masses.

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People will always tell when you have gone commercial. But you do not want to lose followers because of excessive advertisements. True?

No worries, here’s how to avoid that:

  • Schedule your posts

A crowded social site which has more than two posts a day every week will exhaust the followers. Instead of bombarding them with information, plan to have at least two social media posts a week full of high quality, well-read and informative content.

No matter how enthusiastic your fans are to hear from you, there’s such a thing as too much of a good thing. Keep the expectation flowing by giving high-quality pieces every once in a while.

Buy you are also aiming to make money. Isn’t that true? So, ensure you embed your recommended links within your posts.

  • Don’t call for action in every post

Balancing to make a sale and keeping an audience is a tricky business. You may not want to share information for free all the time. After all, doing that will make people to think that your products are not of quality. They will not buy them and eventually they may not want to follow up with you again.

As much as most sale enthusiasts will recommend that you call for action at the end of every post, it is not good to always go by that. You see, it’s best to share informing content sparsely and leave the readers to make the choices on their own.

I works. I’m a witness. Many times people follow me when I make a post that is solving their problems even without a call to action. So, believe me, it is works.

  • Make your posts beneficial

People naturally want to read content that enlightens them or makes their day. Giving a sales pitch on your site will not get you any further than where you are. If anything, you may lose some of your valued virtual followers because of predictable sales pitches.

Therefore, try and make every post on your site to focus on the reader. Let them gain value from what you’re saying. Share stories, educative content and others times, funny videos to break the monotony. After all, you want a vibrant following that will give you a good review that will make it possible for them to buy your products so that you make money.

Create Informational Products

If you’re lucky to be at the top of your niche with a wealth of knowledge, you can share the information through eBooks, videos or audio files. See, getting people to read free information is easy if you know what your followers want.

Not only so, but if you consistently give people free information that is quite helpful, no doubt, people will believe what you are selling is also of high quality even before they see it.

How does that benefit you?

They will ask for it and buy it even without a call to action. In fact, price might not even worry them.

Be Authentic

In a world where similar products and services are cropping up every day, only your unique drive and personality will set you apart. Therefore, avoid being fake.

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Don’t sell fake products either. Just be yourself. Be original. Just be you.

Here are ways you can make money by just being the most real version of yourself.

  • Do something you have interest in

Many people fail to make it in their social media marketing because of doing something they have no passion for. However much you want to make money through the social media, it may not be possible if you do something that you have no interest in. Therefore, do something that you’re truly knowledgeable and passionate about.

That way, during the first slow months, the passion you have for that product will keep you going and not the number of subscribers.

  • Be honest to your audience

Have you seen social handles where people try too hard to appear perfect? It is not worth it. Again, who in this world is perfect? Can you point out someone who has not made mistakes in this world? I bet you can’t.

In other words, know that social media is full of humans just like yourself. It will, therefore, be refreshing to your audience to connect with a part of you that is real.

Long-term and quality social media connections only come from people who are willing to be slightly vulnerable to the audience. For example, you can share a story of your experiences, have an open question and answer day.

Nevertheless, make every effort to promptly reply to your audience’s messages and comments.

Provide Value

There is no way people will buy any product or service that doesn’t give them value for their money. That’s a fact. That is why, to succeed as a social media influencer, you have to offer value to the businesses you want to promote by having the right connections.

There are so many brands looking for social media influencers, but you have to give them something more significant than the number of followers.

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In other words, the brands are looking for prospects that are likely to buy from the posts you make.

Better still, if you have some reviews that your followers have shared, don’t hesitate to add them to your portfolio.


Reviews helps companies to gain more trust in you. They will also believe you have the ability to take their product to the masses and persuade them to buy.

However, it may take a lot of years to get such an influential social media page. Actually, the most successful social media influencers you see around have taken years to build trust between themselves and their followers.

They don’t stop there. They also deliberately learn to better the kind of information they share with their virtual followers.

However, once you get to such a level, you will have to decide the kind of brand that you’d like to associate with. Your audience, on the other hand, through the interaction you’ve had for years, will trust your recommended brands.

Become A Social Media Manager

The latest profession that’s picking up fast is a demand for social sites managers. Although it’s a new career, many organizations especially the small businesses are looking for experts that can run their virtual sites on their behalf.

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Thus, if you have experience managing several social media accounts, then, it will be easy for you to make money. Actually, there are people who are managing over 40 social media accounts. That call for a lot of sacrifice, right?

On the other hand, it is good to know there are several challenges associated with managing the social media. You’ve got to be ready before taking on that role.

Partner With Someone

The power of partnership will come in if you have something the other person needs. You may be good with social media and have a lucrative number of people, but you don’t have a niche for yourself. Instead of wasting the connections, partner up with someone who has the product but lacks the social media skills to promote it. That’s great, right?

You just need to talk about how they will be paying you a commission depending on the product or service you’re promoting.

How To Grow Your Social Media Following

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The number one fundamental requirement that will help you make money on social media is having a significant number of followers whom you can convert to customers. These may be people in your circle such as friends and family as well strangers.

You can also ask your friends and family to recommend you to their circles who may take an interest in your brand. Within a short time, you may also find that more people have taken an interest in your brand by following your social handle.

It’s not easy to garner a thousand followers from a handful. But does that mean you go about following everybody and hoping they’ll follow you back? No, such a strategy may not work because most of the followers may not take a keen interest in what you’re offering.

Before you lose hope, follow these ideas to grow your following exponentially. These are real people who’ll be interested in purchasing your product or service immediately or at least in the near future.

So, how do you grow your followers quickly?

Put In Some Money

In business, the common saying goes, “You have to spend money to get money.” It’s no different for social media selling. However, you need to put in funds in areas that are likely to give you quick results within a day or two.

Social media competition is a proven way of gaining followers within a short period. People love free things especially when the game doesn’t have simple and straightforward rules. Have a reward for the winner and keep to social media promotion rules applicable in your location. Before the competition day, you can share the upcoming contest with your followers and encourage them to share the plan with their circles.

Have a specific day and time for the promotion where enthusiastic competitors can participate. After the competition and rewarding the winner, some people will remain behind to see what you’re selling and how you can be of benefit to them if they were to work with you.

Link Your Social Media Accounts

There are a variety of apps that you can use to link up all your social media pages into one big village. Different social networks use different algorithms, and this can work to your benefit when running a promotion or reaching out to prospects.

It also saves you time running around social pages to post the same thing. I mean, you just post on, for example,  Twitter, and the content automatically appears on Facebook and Instagram as an actual post and not a link.

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This helps you to reach prospects in real time without losing on opportunities.

That way, you can begin to make money quickly through your all your social networks since people will now get to see your products and services.

Timing is critical in social media because different people log into various sites in intervals. That’s why sharing on many platforms at the same time maximizes your views and increases the chance of feedback.

Post Consistently

You have to cultivate the art of communicating with your audience regularly if you want to make money through your social network. After all, you will also be keeping your page active.

However, don’t always post with an aim to make money. You see, people will be more inclined to what you’re offering if you can share free and helpful information with them on occasion.

For instance, you can post a discussion topic regarding something that is trending in the week or a creative story.Continuous communication aims to create an ambiance of trust and open feedback.

On the other hand, it also helps you to stay on the mind of your followers such that when a need for a product or a service occurs, they’ll think of you before anyone else.

You can also consider reading on Kenyan online surveys that can earn you instant cash.

Use Hashtags

Hashtags are the order of the day in most social sites especially Instagram and Twitter. Why? They will help you to reach out to the far and wide. Therefore, create hashtags for your products and services and use them liberally in your posts.

You can use them within your post or in the comment section. This way, you can make it easy for people to see your posts every time they search for content that matches your hashtag.

Social Media Hashtag

The little sign works wonders by helping your connection to grow as well as followers. As a result, your business will thrive and that may help make money anytime people see and like your product.

Geotag Your Products and Services

Most people when they are looking for products or services, they usually add a location to filter the search results. That explains why you should add a geotag. See, it helps people from your area to find you, right?

This adds yet another stream of getting followers and likely customers at the same time. Another advantage that comes with getting followers from your area is that it is easy for them to access your products as well as services.

Don’t Over Promote Yourself

After following all the guidelines on getting followers, keep them around with something different from what you are selling. For instance, you could share a joke, an inspiration story and the like. Ensure that what you are sharing is beneficial to your followers so that they keep contact with you expecting more.

You see, you can also write some content that can help people in your circle to deal with certain issues as long as you stay within your niche so that the content benefits people.

In fact, the best time to promote is when you know people have salaries or it is the pick season for the product you are selling.

For example, promoting school uniforms when schools are about to open is a good idea because every parent is looking forward to buy uniforms.

That way, you will not even need to use too much efforts in marketing.

Use a Video

Social media helps to link real people on a virtual site. A video of yourself will increase the chances of getting real followers especially the curious ones who want to connect your brand with a human.

For example, John Morrow of smartblogger.com created a video on how to make $500 per post writing  for popular blogs. You bet the video went viral because people want to make money, right?

Okay. You can do it, too.

social media video

Although it makes you more exposed, the vulnerability increases the level of connection with followers because they now know a real person is behind the responses.

Nevertheless, don’t use too many videos of yourself. People love creativity and without it, it is hard to win the attention of many.

What do I mean? Do also post videos of people using your products and people expressing how the product or services has benefited them and the like. This could work well especially if you have clients who have expressed how beneficial your services are.

This way, many will get convinced that your products or services are genuine. Eventually, you will make money because your new connection will also trust you and want to buy your products.

Offer Something Different 

You can make money on social media depending on what you’re passionate about and are willing to grow towards becoming a leading brand. Choosing an area that you can quickly increase your knowledge and ability to expert level will help you offer the product or service without struggling.

Almost everything is available on social media. Flooded market means your page will be one among millions, right? So, to set yourself apart and rise above the noise, you have to become an expert. Go ahead and check out the competitors and what they’re doing. If you see a gap, take advantage of the situation to offer a solution.

You should also ask yourself the hard questions such as the ease of monetizing your niche. If you’re to sell the product or service, will people buy? After all, your aim is not only to create awareness but also to close a sale and make money.


The 21st century has many channels of making an income if you’re selling value. Plus, the social media has millions of real people who log in every day not only to make connections but to find the next best product that will solve their problems.

For that reason, come up with a strategy to gain from this opportunity by embracing the many ways of making a profit using social sites. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Skype among many others are a gold mine when you know how to position your product.

As you start, the payment may not be as much, but as you grow your brand, many people will trust you enough to pay for your products or services.


Kenyan Online Surveys That Can Earn You Instant Cash

Kenyan Online Surveys cash

Kenyan online surveys have been on the pick, and the need to make extra money has prompted many to do them. Moreover, this is an easy way of making cash fast. You see, things are changing and most companies prefer placing their surveys online than taking the traditional survey that is tedious and time-consuming.

Following this, I will discuss Kenyan surveys that will earn you cash instantly.  

To begin with, you need to understand what surveys are and how to work them out. First, a survey company prepares a questionnaire on a commodity from a company they intend to collect data for. After that they place it online ready for answers.

Eventually, they earn from doing this and they use a part of the pay to reward you for filling the questionnaire on their behalf.

Disclaimer: I would NEVER recommend doing surveys so as to make a living. Instead, I would recommend that you do real online jobs, earn money online and get paid through mpesa!

Are You A Kenyan? Here Are The Most Reputable Online Surveys

Despite the availability of many unscrupulous Kenyan online surveys, there are still legit companies. For example, we have Triaba Kenya, MOBROG, PaidViewPoint, Clear Voice survey, and iPoll.

Let me discuss them and show you how to gain from them. So, keep reading.

Triaba Kenya

Triaba Kenya is among the Kenyan online surveys that can help you make extra cash. However, you earn little and surveys are at the same time few. What more, their questions are well framed so that you answer them with ease. Eventually, you take less time for each survey you do there.

The other good thing with Triaba is that you can access surveys immediately you sign up with them. Not only so, but you can earn up to $3.25 for every survey you finish. The minimum withdrawal amount is $10.

Go An Extra Mile With The Triaba App

To make more than the ordinary surveyors in Triaba Kenya, you need OpinionApp. In short, download the app from their panel and install it in your system. It gives you entry to further surveys. The more checks you finish, the more the earnings.

Other than the normal samples, you receive tips from survey competitions. Soon, you can pocket $300 if you emerge the ultimate winner.

In fact last December, Tom Okumu and Elizabeth Kinuthia from Kenya won $10 each from the competition. Indeed, they would have pocketed $300 had they made it at the top positions.

That’s fantastic, right? You can also join them if you love doing Kenyan Online surveys. Do you have some cash and want to withdraw? Simple. Redeem your payment via PayPal.


  1. They guarantee you money after every sample.
  2. You can take the job from any geographical area provided you trace up with them.
  3. You do the task at your own pace and time.


  1. Triaba Kenya has fewer survey jobs available compared to some other Kenyan online surveys.
  2. You have to be 16 and over to sign up with them.   


MOBROG Kenya handles market analysis and scientific reviews. Sign up with them, answer questions and get started. That is why they need your opinions to improve their commodities but, you will need to have a PayPal account since that is what they use to pay.
However, their pay is between $1 and $3 for each short survey.

MOBROG firm always tells you in advance the amount of time a survey takes. Also, they promises to maintain your privacy 100 %. After you successfully complete the science and market research surveys, they will release your pay.

Kenyan Online Surveys

It has been noted that, MOBROG Kenya is among the best legit online Kenyan survey firms that pay every single coin they owe you. But remember, honesty is key when you take part in their surveys.


  1. They have a MOBROG App that works on Smartphones. So, you can do your surveys anywhere with the help of your mobile phone.
  2. MOBROG tells you the time a survey takes and the amount they pay. You can then, take a survey that pleases you.


  1. You cannot do surveys if you are below 18 years.


PaidViewPoint is also among the most reliable survey companies not only in Kenya but also in many parts of the world. They have a presence in South America, Asia and also in many parts of Africa.

One of the reasons why PaidViewPoint has remained most sought after in Kenyan online surveys market is that they have regular surveys which allow participants to earn more.

The trait surveys available on the platform is also another favorite among many users. You see, it allows you to gradually grow your earnings to levels where you can command more in terms of earnings per survey.

Users who reach a Traitscore of 9000 get to have more surveys per month and are paid more for every answer they give.

Plus, you can earn on PaidViewPoint by referring friends to sign up and become active members.

So, why don’t you consider using this link to do their surveys and refer others, too?

Clear Voice Surveys

The clear Voice Surveys are a part of the worldwide renowned company, Clear Voice Research. In fact, they not only take part in online Kenyan surveys but also in other worldwide surveys.

It is, therefore, one of the best companies to take part in if you want your ideas concerning different products and services to be heard globally and get paid for doing it.

If you sign up to become a member of the Clear Voice online survey platform you get different types of opportunities. They range from doing online surveys, taking part in focus groups online and also product testing.  


This is one of the most reputable companies. Why? By signing up on this site you automatically get $5 into your account.

The company offers online surveys through a mobile App. Alternatively, you can do surveys on their website.

After completing a survey, iPoll members can quickly get their payments via PayPal, as credits on Travelocity, e-vouchers on Amazon, gift codes on iTunes, donations to your preferred charity or even paid directly to your visa card. 

Where Do You Start?

A survey company invites you via email to take the surveys once you subscribe with them. To get started, you fill the survey form of your interest with honest answers, forward it to them and wait for your money.  

However, for a steady work and cash stream, take surveys from several companies.

Benefits of Taking Kenyan Online Surveys

  1. You can do them anytime anywhere even through your mobile phone.
  2. Online surveys are cost-effective as no money is spent on paper, postage and printing.
  3. Kenyan online surveys cover a wide range within a short time, hence dependable on giving data that is more correct within a short time.
  4. Anonymity maintains the respondent’s privacy. This is crucial as the respondent makes an independent opinion and takes a break when on leisure time. With confidentiality assured, the respondent genuinely responds.
  5. Online surveys are flexible in design. The company can ask several questions depending on the information they need. There is also the skip navigation meaning that the respondents can skip any question where they have no idea or feel uncomfortable answering.    

Nevertheless, you need to know that people know that everyone loves to make money fast. They, therefore, will try to scam people online. That is why you need to be able to sport a scammer before they scam you.

Kenyan Online Surveys Scam

Consequently, you can opt to read reviews on their site, look for their social media presence, and get to know what people are saying about them.

How Do You Spot A Scam?

  1. Some companies may ask you to click on some other links promising a once $50 pay. This may be a red flag. Be alert. You might chase money for a long time only to find out that it was a Scam. Take precautions.
  2. To reach as many respondents as possible, firms prepare free to answer questionnaires. Therefore, if asked to make payments to take a survey, or for registration, run!
  3. A survey company may ask you to download an app before they give you work to do. Some may be legit but there may be serious consequences of downloading those Apps. For example, your personal data may be in danger henceforth since they will access all your personal details. Therefore, even if you need to make extra money, it’s good to be careful when doing Kenyan online surveys. In fact, even your computer may become compromised. So, be sure you know the company or trust them before you download their apps-if you must.
  4. A survey company may ask your gender, age, residence, your favorite yoghurt taste, the worst nightmare you ever had while in school, but should never ask you to give them your email passwords, bank, insurance, debit or credit card details. If you find such a firm with probing questions, sign off and unsubscribe from them immediately. In this situation, unsubscribe immediately.
  5. Taking surveys is not a get rich quick system. Therefore, if a survey promises abnormal returns for just taking a single survey, be alert. Promising you $50 for a single survey is likely to be Scam.     

Can Kenyan Online Surveys Pay Your Bills?

Survey income will only supplement your income. You can earn somewhere around $0.5-$5 per survey. That clearly means you cannot depend on them for bills. However, this is not a fixed amount. Why? Several factors determine what you are to earn from surveys each month.

To be exact, here are the factors that determine how much you can make from Kenyan online surveys.  

  1. The complexity of a survey and the time to complete will determine how often you are paid.
  2. The number of surveys you take is also a pay determinant. The more the surveys you take, the more the pay.  That’s a two way traffic, right?
  3. Suppose that the commodity the company is dealing with is of high value, for instance, medicine, your pay may also be high. This is because the company’s central commodity value is likely to affect a company’s budget positively or negatively.

How Do You Get Paid?

First, you need to know that online Kenyan survey payment methods varies. Thus, you should know the method of payment a company uses before taking a survey.

Compensation methods on surveys may include:

  • Hotel and Amazon e-vouchers, iTunes gift codes, and Travelocity credits.
  • Your account debited with cash using PayPal, bank check, or credit card. (Incase you do not have a PayPal account, you can learn how to create a PayPal account in Kenya)
  • You may win charity sweepstakes or airtime.
  • They may issue you a certificate.
  • Pay you through M-Pesa.
  • Reward you with points. As a matter of fact, you can request for a check or a given commodity when you reach a set number of points.

In Conclusion

To sum up, Kenyan online surveys involves signing up with a survey company, answering questions prepared by a survey firm for a pay or at times, gifts. Some companies will give you gifts during sign up or after. The involved firm uses the collected data to make improvements on their products and services.

Despite the fact that, Kenyan online surveys may not earn you much, the little you get will supplement your salary.

Furthermore, instead of just watching precious time go to waste doing nothing, why not do surveys?

Finally, if you feel that these surveys aren’t giving you enough yet you want to work from your home and earn money online, you can download several mobile apps to help you make extra cash.

Work From Your Home and Earn Money Online in 2022

Work From Your Home

Did you know you can work online and earn money? Yes, you can enjoy the freedom; peace of mind, and the bond with your family as you work from your home.

See, with a computer (some need only a smartphone) and stable internet, you are ready to start making money online.

You can work from your home by writing articles, blog posts, guest posting, doing surveys, transcribing and the like. Don’t just sleep hungry and strain to make a living while you have some computer basis and proper grammar.

Look for a professional in any of these online jobs and get some training. Sit down and type or listen to those audios/videos, and make money online.

This is what I do every day.

However, not all online jobs are legit. Some are a scam, and they will leave you crying and more miserable than you were. Again, while many are legit, people have lost money doing them.

How? While they want to be part of the game, they choose not to follow the rules. The results? They end up losing lots of money.

Therefore, even as you seek to work from your home and earn money online, be ready to follow the set rules.

This article will talk about the various ways of making money online in 2019 and where you can get training.

How Can You Work From Your Home And Make Money Online?

Content Writing

Do you have good grammar, a computer and a good internet connection? Then, here’s an opportunity for you. In fact, when I was starting on online jobs, I started with article writing. Nevertheless, you can also venture into academic writing, copywriting, guest post, and any other content writing job.

Oh, you should be one person who loves writing as well as sitting for long hours typing. Why? While some clients will ask for a 250 words article, others will request a 5000 words piece.

Do you think it’s that easy? Not at all, especially if you don’t love researching and writing. Do you enjoy writing but cannot write long pieces? Don’t shrink back. I was there. I lost clients and declined offers because I could not write a 1000 words review.

Wait until I wrote a 5000 plus words article on making money through blogging. I was over the moon. Feel free to check that piece here. I guarantee you, you’ll fall in love with it.

Where Do You Get Writing Jobs to Work From Home?

There’re many content mills available such as Upwork, Fiverr, People Per Hour, iWriter among others. I would highly recommend Upwork.  To be sincere, this year alone, I made over $5,000 on Upwork. Is that too little? Yes, depending on how you look at it.

See, this is what I retained after hiring writers and paying them. That means, I’ve made way above the $5,000. Again, I worked with only one or two clients there since I also blog, train, and work with direct clients (D.Cs).

Actually, I have completely stopped working on Upwork since I have several D.Cs who keep me very busy and their pay is good.

I never lost money on this site. However, that doesn’t mean that there are no scammers there. There are quite a number, but if you follow the set rules, you will be okay.

You can also find work in any of these:

  • Reddit
  • Craigslist
  • Listiller
  • Problogger
  • Indeed

You can also get writing jobs from D.Cs. As I have said , they pay way better, and you get them by sharing your content on;

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • LinkedIn
  • Huffington Post
  • Thrive Global.com
  • Entrepreneur Magazine
  • Forbes

However, you must be a producer of quality content to stand out of the crowd.

Online Courses

After gathering enough skill in writing content, the second thing I wanted to try out was online courses. It was hard at first. See, I had to reply to emails every day and read trainees’ articles word by word to see if they have done the right thing. Surely, this is not something you should try if you are not willing to sacrifice your time, read articles, and offer advice where possible. It needs time, dedication, love and sacrifice.

Again, you must be a professional if you want to have great results. See, anyone you’re training believes in what you say. Plus, a trainee will always run to you for advice, a solution, a recommendation and the like.

What happens if you don’t even know what the trainee is talking about? What if you give the wrong information and the trainee gets into trouble on account of poor advise by a poor or fake trainer? That will mark the start of your downfall.

So, be sure you have the right skill before you start offering online courses.

What To Do When Looking For a Trainer

If you are looking for online courses like article writing, transcription, affiliate marketing and the like, don’t just pick any trainer. People have paid for the online courses, and after the “trainer” receives the M-Pesa text, he disappears into the bush. Yes, it happens, and you need to know that. You see, most online training is conducted online.

That means you are paying someone you have never met or seen. I also paid a stranger to train me on article writing. But you don’t just pay anyone. Dig deeper and see if the trainer is an expert as well as legit.

Find out what others are saying about them. For example, I have had many people say that Nelly Mutua is the best trainer in transcription. So if I wanted to do transcription training, I would contact her so that I get more details on transcription. In fact, if you are looking for a transcription trainer, feel free to join her training.

So, where do you get such details? Writers’ Facebook groups such as Awesome Transcribers in Kenya (ATK), and Remarkable Freelance Writers in Kenya. Such legit groups have pinned posts (announcements) that shows legit trainers and other services that you can get from genuine people. For trainers with blogs, you can look at the “Testimonial Page” to see what other trainees have said about them.

For example, some of my trainees have given me great testimonials. Do you think that comes on a silver platter? Not at all! Hard work and quality services have yielded these great testimonials.


Believe me; it’s easy to create a blog so as to work from your home than to maintain it. Yes, it’s even cheaper. You see, you create a blog once. But do you create content once and leave it at that? Whether you hire people to write blog posts for you or personally write content, you’ll still spend money blogging.

People have started great blogs, but they ended up giving up along the way. Why? Some could not create content regularly; others didn’t have time to maintain them, while others saw no results within a short time so they gave up.

I’m a blogger, and I know it takes patience and a lot of hard work. Did I say you must produce quality blog posts for you to rule in the world of bloggers? Well, you can’t escape that if you are serious about blogging.

It took me almost four months to get my first client from my blog. But what made the client to contact me? Quality! See what one of them says, “Mary Peter, I like your blog. How much do you charge per 500 words article? I hope it will be like the “honey” type of article I read in your blog.”

This is enough evidence that blogging can yield great results and help you earn money online as you work from your home. Try it, but be sure to give it your best.

Work From Your Home mom

So, how do you make it in blogging?

  1. Produce high-quality content
  2. Create informative and useful content
  3. Blog regularly
  4. Optimize your content well
  5. Carefully select a (profitable) niche

And which are these profitable blogs you can start as you work from your home?

Here is my answer:

  • Health and Fitness
  • Making money online
  • Marriage and relationships
  • Fashion and beauty
  • Lifestyle
  • Personal development
  • Travel

Affiliate Marketing

I have come to realize that affiliate marketing is one of the best ways you can earn money online while you work from your home. Yes, you heard me right? However, it can be a little tricky if you do not know how it works. So, I will tell you how exactly it works so that you can decide for yourself if it is an excellent way to earn money online while you work from your home.

The good thing is, you don’t need to have a website like me to do affiliate marketing. You may as well use landing pages, banner Ads, social media or E-commerce.

All you need is to sign up for an affiliate program so that you can receive a unique code then start marketing products or services of other companies. Your aim is to have people buy those products/services using the link you will receive.

You can write content about that product/services or just mention it somewhere so that you link it to the product/service using the unique code. If somebody buys the products or services through your link, you automatically earn a commission. That’s simple!

As you work from your home through affiliate marketing. I would advise you to market the products and services that are trending in the market. This way, you can be sure that you won’t get frustrated by products/services that may take a decade to sell.

Selling eBooks

For you to earn a good figure from eBooks, you must spend a lot of time writing as well as marketing your product. Amazon is a perfect place to sell eBooks.

I have several friends who have been making money by selling eBooks on Amazon. Dorine Otinga, a renowned writer and blogger, has written an eBook on Simple Ways To Double Your Blog Profit.  You can also get a copy for yourself at only $3.00. She earns from the eBook even when she is on the road travelling. Isn’t that awesome?

This is one superb thing you need to think about if you want to work from your home and earn money online even at your old age.

There’s another guru, mentor, trainer, and friend who has written several eBooks. Walter Akolo (of Awesome Transcribers in Kenya) is the guru I’m talking about.

I’m one of the 2,000 trainees he has trained.  Believe you me, this is not easy. I have been training, and so far I think I have only trained 100 writers. Hats off my trainer and mentor!

Walter has also made lots of cash via writing eBooks. Recently, due to the many complaints we have been hearing of trainees lamenting that they are not able to land jobs on Upwork, he decided to write an eBook called, “How to Get Clients to Say Yes eBook.”

It is an excellent eBook, believe me, and with only $10, you can have a copy. If you need it, get in touch with him at walter@freelancerkenya.com.

Guys are making a lot of money online. But do you think you work from your home and earn money online by writing poor eBooks? Not at all! Quality matters. Therefore, ensure you write awesome eBooks.

You can also consider reading on online surveys that pay cash.


Do you have something you love doing and would like to share it with the world via a video? Cool. YouTube is the way to go. While you do what you love most, you can make money through YouTube. How exactly do you do this? Firstly, I identify what you like most and can share with the world and answer any question without trouble.

What do I mean? Be an expert on what you want to share with the world.  You can be a wedding or event planner, an artist and the like. Nevertheless, it must not always be something serious.



You can be a comedian and create funny videos.

This is one sure way of making passive income but not a get rich scheme. Why? You need to get time to create those videos. Also, depending on what you want, let the video, either, be educative, informative, or entertaining so that people can follow you.

It may not be easy at first, but once people start loving what you give, you will not tell them to hit the “follow,” and the “Like” buttons. They will just do it anyway and there you start earning money online. Fantastic!

What do you need? A smartphone is a must. Start by creating your YouTube channel.  Upload your video(s).  You are just starting, therefore, let the world know you have a YouTube channel. How? Share your YouTube channel link vigorously through social media.

Allow interaction to rule by responding to people’s comments and questions. Did you know that if you just post videos and never respond to comments, people will get bored of commenting and following you?

I thought you should know.

Reply, therefore, to your follower’s comments whenever you are able, and answer any questions they have. As a result, you will be creating a strong relationship with them.

Now, money is never enough, isn’t that so? You, therefore, need to find more ways to earn from your YouTube channel, right?

Go ahead and allow Ads from YouTube on your channel.  How do you earn from this? If your followers click on an Ad, you earn some money. See, it is so easy to earn money online as you work from your home.

Google Adsense

Here’s another fantastic way to Earn Money online in the comfort of your home. So, what do you need? You need to have a blog or website so that you can add your unique code (provided by Google) to your site. Simple!

Anyone who visits your website and clicks on the Adsense, you earn some cash just like in the Adsense we have just mentioned in the YouTube channel.

However, for a new website or blog, you need to first create some high-quality content. Also, avoid plagiarism since Google will not approve your request to have Adsense in your site if you have any duplicate content therein.

Still, one or two posts will also disqualify you from joining the Google Adsense world. So, ensure you have several posts in your site before you apply. However, you need to be very patient before you can start earning awesomely through Adsense. But if you know SEO tricks, you can win the game fast than others.

Email Marketing

If you have an online community, email marketing can be a good way of making money online as you work from your home.  You can create this community by creating a Facebook group, a blog, or a website. Here, you can decide to be providing people with advice, written content, goods or other services.

Here too, ensure that you are a pro in whatever you choose to offer so that people know that you are an expert and can solve their problems. This way, you will get a good number who will opt to follow your page or site because they value what you say.

But why do you need to have people who value what you say? Let me ask you a question. How many Emails have you received and within a blink of an eye, you sent them to the trash? Why did you delete that one email inbox and not the other?

Of course, there was something you loved, wanted to learn, or wanted to know from the email you chose to read. Isn’t that so?

You see, that is why it is good to first create an audience before thinking of email marketing. With a good audience, you can market your eBooks, online courses, services and other products you may have.  With Email marketing, you can work from your home, and make a lot of money within a short time.

Yes, even hours. But you need to have quality services/goods so as to start doing email marketing.

The Exit Line

There is no need to struggle each day while there are so many ways you could make money online. See, you can work from your home and earn money online through any or all of the 8 ways I have discussed above. And yes, there are more ways you can do this.

Get some training, start doing the job, and be sure to follow your trainer’s instruction so that you never end up losing any money.

You can do it. And no, you don’t have to do all of them to start with, start with one then advance with time.

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Online Surveys that Pay Cash: Instantly Make Money Online

Online Surveys that Pay Cash

Do you need extra cash but don’t know how to get it? We got some help for you. Start doing online surveys that pay cash instantly. You have no skill nor knowledge on online surveys? No problem, we will take you through on how you can instantly make money online doing surveys.

It will be a dream come true when you discover these online surveys that can earn you money fast.  Yes, even if you’re a student or a mom at home, it’s possible to make extra bucks and turn your dream into a reality!

Nevertheless, you will need a computer or a smartphone. This way, you can instantly make money online by filling out online surveys in your spare time. Amazing!

I do not want to sound scammy, let me tell you how much you can earn through surveys. Many online surveys pay cash, and you could end up bagging anywhere from $0.05 to $50 per survey.

Several online strategies can earn for your cash in the long run. Nevertheless, they may take time to grow.

That’s not an issue though. You will still get a harvest from them. Nevertheless, it is vital to note that not all online surveys are legit.

So, which are some of the legitimate online surveys that can pay you cash?


Here Are Some Legit Online Surveys that Pay Cash

There are many paid survey sites that you’ll find today where you can earn money without leaving the comfort of your home. And just as we have mentioned earlier, some are legit while others are not.

Therefore, be careful when dealing with them. And if you want to know the legit ones, you are in the right place.

However, you need to remember that surveys are not a get rich scheme. They require patience and can take some time to complete.

Nevertheless, they are one of the easiest ways of making cash online. How? Through filling in simple surveys of new brands in the market, recipes or political opinions.

The good news is, a single survey can earn you between $0.05 up to $50. You can also receive an extra $3 bonus for signing up and a further $0.06 or so for referrals. That’s awesome. Isn’t it?

Trust me, even if you’re a student, a father who wants to make his home better, and a mum who want to make the lives of her children awesome; online surveys are a good deal.  Yes, even if you have a day job and have some extra time, you can still do online surveys.

Just be sure to go for the best choices out there.

But which are these awesome and legit choices? You want to know them? Don’t pause here, keep reading and we will explain them to you.

Now, you need to know that some online surveys will pay you to watch videos, try new products, or shop online. We have, therefore, used a certain criteria to vet online surveys that pay cash.

  • Track Record: With so many scams today, we only recommend sites that are trustworthy. How do we know them? We have checked if they have a positive track record.
  • Proven Record of Opportunities: What we have listed here are online surveys that pay cash with plenty of opportunities.
  • Those that pay: Time is money, and you deserve payment for your time. With the sites we’ve listed here you can instantly make money online doing surveys.

We have handpicked for you seven best online surveys that pay you cash and offer you a quick and easy way to earn some money instantly and increase your chances of making real bucks.

Let’s dive right in:


1.     Swagbucks (US Residents Only)

Swagbucks is our favorite pick, a reliable site that offers traditional surveys, an excellent way to make an additional income. The website is free to join and rewards you with points that can be cashed out through PayPal.

Besides they also give you $5 for just signing up. You can also redeem your points as gift cards on Amazon, Walmart or Nike.

Not only that, the site offers simple online polls, surveys, playing games and watching videos for money for approximately 10 minutes.

Additionally, you can use their web search tool to monetize your internet searches with special offers, daily targets to meet including being awarded prizes at random. See, your rewards will, therefore, add up quickly. Isn’t that true?

However, it is crucial to note that sometimes you may not qualify for a poll if you don’t meet the required criteria for that particular survey. Do you want to test this survey? Do you reside in the US? This is a good opportunity for you. Click link to sign up.


2.    My Survey (US Residents Only)

You‘ll be amazed by the versatility that My Survey site offers with their reward system and referral system too! The website provides a variety of topics to choose from that you can instantly make money from doing online Surveys.

With my My Survey, you can earn anything between 10 to 500 points which you can pay out as cash through PayPal. Click here to get started.


3.    Survey Junkie (US Residents Only)

Much like Swagbucks, Survey Junkie is a straightforward, transparent opinion poll platform that uses a point system to reward participants.

Survey Junkie is relatively easy and could earn you anywhere between 100-200 points with a payout threshold of 1000 points daily that equate to $10 paid out via PayPal. You can do as many online surveys as you can.

Do you want to give it a trial before you can conclude it is a scam? Great! Click here and see how things turns out.

You can also read on how to make money blogging.


4.    Vindale Research (US Residents Only)

This company has been in business for over ten years offering legit online surveys that pay cash. Unlike the previous sites we’ve mentioned like Swag bucks, Survey Junkie, and others, there’s no reward points system in Vindale Research.

Here, you instantly make money online doing surveys. The good thing is, it’s simple and straightforward. Most importantly, Vindale Research pays better than many online sites with $0.25 to $50 for each completed poll. You should be waiting longer to try it out? Not at all.

With a click, you will be a step away from making that cash you so badly need.

But note this, though it’s a high paying site, the surveys are more complex. Again, they may take time to complete even if you meet the demographic criteria.


5.    Inbox Dollars (US Residents Only)

Inbox Dollars is our other top pick online survey site that claims to have paid out over $57 million to users and pays cash instantly. All you need is to sign up for free and receive your first $5 signup bonus just like that.

You, therefore, don’t have to struggle any other day with putting something on your table each evening. Isn’t that incredible?

Inbox Dollars, Just like Vindale Research, works on a cash reward system saving you the hassle of converting points earned to cash.


6.    Earning Station (US Residents Only)

Earning Station is a straightforward site with a user-friendly dashboard that you can sign up and start making money instantly.

You only need to sign up with Earning Station. After that, you’ll get a chance to fill out and complete many surveys that match your profile and interests. Simple.

You see, this is an excellent way to pass your time and instantly make money online doing surveys. Whether you are waiting at the doctors’ office or on a banking queue, you can make money fast.

Online Surveys that Pay Cash Instantly

7.    Global Test Market (US Residents Only)

Featuring a tagline, “a rewarding experience,” Global Test Market is our top 7 site for online surveys that pay cash. They have paid out over $30 million, and you can be part of that share too.

However, you need to sign up. Thereafter, you can select the broad categories of surveys available ranging from household shopping, electronics, and restaurants to motorcars.

Once you’ve earned your points, you can payout in the form of gift cards, or pay out as cash via PayPal.

Do you feel you need more of this? Okay. Here are a couple of other legitimate online survey sites that are worth mentioning and pay Cash instantly.

  • Ipsos I-Say panel
  • Pinecone Research
  • Opinion Outpost
  • Toluna
  • Cash Crate
  • Panel PayDay
  • My Points
  • Harris Poll Online
  • Valued Opinions


Bottom Line

There are many ways to earn money online.  However, the easiest and the fastest way is to venture into online surveys that pay cash.

Depending on how successful you are, you can make a lot of money in your spare time. You don’t need all the skill in the world.  With little skill you have, you are ripe for the online surveys.

Yes, even with no investment you can instantly make money online doing surveys.

Therefore, don’t just sit and watch others fill their pockets with cash, you can also do something. Decide today to venture into surveys and you will be glad you made that decision.

Why Your Articles Are Not Ranking Number One On Google

Ranking Number One on Google

Could you be wondering why your articles are not ranking number one on Google? I’ll take you through some of the reasons why you are not achieving this.
Of course, the internet is full of poor content, right? But does that mean that all content that is not ranking number one on Google is not quality? Again, why is it hard even for some content marketing gurus to have their articles stand out on Google?

You may have quality articles and excellent content marketing skill, but still, find it difficult to have people notice your site quickly. The right strategies must be applied, and you must also be patient to start seeing the benefits of it all. Nothing is easy at first, but with time you will find it easy, and doable.

This article will help you know how to start ranking top on Google. Find out more by reading the content.

Ranking Top on Google through High Quality

Are your pages flooded with poor quality content? Is the word count less than 300 words? Then, you cannot rank number one on Google. Over the years, you have heard that quality matters most. Yes, to some extent it is true, but that does not mean that quantity does not matter at all.

You cannot have pages with only 250 words and expect to rank. Word count should be a factor to consider too. Nevertheless, as much as you are considering the word count factor, always prioritize quality. Don’t just fill the page, let each word you type make sense. This way, you will always be ranking number one on Google.

Strive to ensure that your content makes content marketing easy for you.

The more the word count, the more the opportunity to include more keywords thus the possibilities to rank high. Again, your page seems resourceful and valuable if the word count is high.

Web Page Optimization

Optimizing your web pages alone cannot help you rank number one on Google. The correct way of content optimization must be applied. For Google to rank your content after the keyword has been typed, it needs to understand what your content is all about.

How do you do that? By rightfully optimizing your web pages. This way your content will stand out.

How do you optimize your web pages correctly?

  • Have a primary keyword (main topic) and a secondary keyword (that supports the topic). Let each page on your website focus entirely on the main subject.
  • Include the primary keyword in the title, introduction, body, and last paragraph of your content. Also, include the secondary keyword in your subtitles.
  • Chose three or four keywords (secondary keywords) that relate to your main topic.
  • Dynamically generate URLs that have a keyword.
  • Identify one or two high authority websites that relate with your content and link out to them.
  • Link internally to other (one or two) pages that relate to the main topic on your websites.
  • When naming your images, include a secondary keyword in the filename.

Low-Quality Backlink

Any incoming links (from another website) to your site are known as backlinks. To show how reliable and trustworthy your website is, you need to backlink your website. With low-quality backlink or no backlink whatsoever, ranking number one on Google may end up to be a dream never come true!

The thing, therefore, is identifying relevant websites (in your niche) that offer high-quality content and backlink your site. A single high-quality backlink to your website can tremendously cause your content to rank number one on Google.

Ranking Number One On Google

In short; quality matters most in backlinks.

As much as you are backlinking to high-quality websites, your content should be engaging to make readers want to read through the page until they get to the backlink. After all, who will be interested in clicking a backlink in a sparse, boring and non-engaging content?

You should note that when you produce engaging content, other website owners will want to backlink to your site too.

Your Website is Very New to Rank

It should not be a surprise to hear that your website needs to be several months old to rank number one on Google. The older the site; the higher the chances of ranking top on Google. Nevertheless, the fact that your site is new should not make you lose heart. Remember, those sites that are ranking well today started from where you are.

As discussed previously in this article; produce engaging content, optimize the pages and content, backlink to high-quality websites, and you will be ranking number one on Google.

Also, it is important to find if Google indexes your new website. The reason is, Google has to index your site for it to appear on the search engine. Sometimes it takes several weeks for Google to index a new website, but not necessarily.

Final Line

There are so many reasons that can prevent your articles from ranking number one on Google. However, the reasons mentioned above are the most common ones. Thank God; now you know! Take action. Deal with everything that was hindering success from coming your way. You now have the chance to rank number one on Google.

It is important to note that great writers able to produce engaging content are emerging each day and competition becomes high each day too. None of the reasons discussed above is a mountain too big to level; it’s achievable.

However, for your articles to rank number one on Google, you need well-crafted content. That is what you get when you hire me. I provide gilt-edged content that is engaging and will help you rank higher and higher.