How to Monetize a Website: 9 Simple and Proven Ways to Earn Online

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Do you have a website that earns you nothing? Or maybe, it is earning too little that you have no hope in it? Well, you need to know that you can earn way above 6 figures through that site. It is possible and EASY. Plus, they are achievable! Not only that, these ways are tested and proven to be effective. No doubt, they will help you monetize a website and earn online without walking to the office (if you want to work from your home).

And no….you don’t need to have more than 1000 followers. That’s a dream come true. Isn’t it?

I do not have a site, yet!

You say.

No need worry, I got you covered.

Here’s how to start a self-hosted WordPress blog.

Okay. Now we are all sorted, right?

Let’s dive in.

But before then, let me explain something here.

Though these ways are simple and proven, it doesn’t mean it will happen within 24 hours of implementing them. Actually, it may take some time to start generating money from your site especially if you do not have a high number of followers.

With good traffic, however, it becomes even easier to monetize a website.

Maybe you are reading this post because your site earns (peanut) nothing. The thing is, it is possible monetize a site, and by the end of this post, you will be fully equipped to monetize a website to earn online.

Simple Proven Ways to Monetize a Website

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is the first thing people think about when they want to monetize a website to earn online. Not only that, but it is believed to be an amazing way to make passive income fast. Why?

If some of your site visitors buy what you are endorsing, you can expect to earn as much as 10 to 70 percent of the total price depending on what you are promoting. That’s fantastic, right?

That’s why I have decided to have it as the first proven way to monetize a website in this list.

However, you need to join an affiliate network such as Amazon, ClickBanks, Maxbounty by creating an account with them. Choose the products and goods you want to promote.

They will give you a link to use when promoting the product or services you want. That’s all! You are now ready to monetize your website by promoting the products and goods.

It works well if you have an email list and some followers. Why? These are the people you will reach out to first when promoting a product.

That explains why you need to promote products that relate well with your niche because that will mean the probability of them liking and buying the products are high.

If they like and want to purchase the product or service, they will click on your affiliate link (you will have provided) and buy the product so that you end up earning. That is what is referred to as Cost Per Action (CPA).

You monetize a website through urging your followers to take a particular action which in this case is buying the products or services.

The tactic here is to know how to convince your followers on the benefits of the product you are selling.

Pay Per Click

Definitely, this comes second in my list because this is where I started. According to what I had read on the internet, I did not believe that I could monetize a website through this method. But get it from me, from my experience; it works!

You can, without doubt, earn online through pay per click if you work on building traffic on your site.

So, how does it work?

The first thing you need to do to monetize a website through pay per click is to apply for Google Ad Sense. Google will give you a code which you need to add to your website so that they can start displaying Ad Sense that relates to the content on your site.

It is that simple.

However, ensure that you have several posts on your site. Your web content should be free of plagiarism, too so as to qualify for this application.

Now, anytime your web visitor clicks on an advertisement, you earn some cash. That’s why it is called pay per click. If you are a new blogger and want to earn online, why not try this simple way to monetize a website?

Consider reading: #Hashtag: The Amazing Benefits, The Dos and Don’ts of Using It

Selling Products

Whether you blog about Christianity, the marriage life, helping and giving hope to the poor and the like, you can still monetize a website and earn online.

Let me take, for example, a Christian blog. Many people think that a Christian blog cannot earn as much as a lifestyle blog. But tell me; do you know how many Christians we have in the world?

See what Google says;

Christians earn online

There are 2.18 billion Christians in the world. And since this research was conducted several years ago, I believe that we would get a higher number if new statistics were conducted. What is more interesting is that even Muslims are converting to Christians.

What’s my point here? It is possible to earn online no matter your niche.

Now, talking about the books you can sell, they are quite many. For example, we have books by famous authors like Billy Graham, Reverend Kenneth Hagin (my favorite author) and the like. Yes, people don’t buy eBooks as much as they buy mobile phones and laptops, but the fact is; there are people who are buying Christian books.

You don’t believe? See the screenshots below. “Nearing Home: Life, Faith, and Finishing well” (Affiliate link) has 954 reviews from customers who bought that book, and “The Believer’s Authority” (Affiliate link) has 517 reviews.

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The believers authority earn online

However, you should also consider to look at the reviews. For example, a book like, “Another Look at Faith” does not have many reviews, but the few ones are all positive!

What do we say, therefore?

You can monetize a website irrespective of the niche and earn online by selling products. They must not be eBooks. Whatever your niche, consider the best product to sell to monetize a website.

Flipping Website(s)

If you have a name out there for creating awesome websites as well as captivating content that makes those who come to your site never want to leave; then, you can try flipping sites. Also, it is very easy to monetize a website and earn online through flipping if the site earns awesomely through ad sense or any other method.

Not sure where you can sell your website? No worry. Check out this:

You could also monetize a website if you are a blogger with many sites and are having trouble to manage all of them effectively. To earn good money through flipping a website; ensure that it has awesome content and big traffic.

One thing you need to remember is that it is not easy to rank a site on Google’s first page. Getting traffic is another nightmare for most bloggers.

So, when people hear that you are selling a website that has good traffic and that is ranking well on Google search engine, you bet they will want to buy it at whatever cost you will be selling.

Another good thing to note is that you can sell your site at up to 20-times its monthly income.

Earn Online By Providing Consultation Services

Like I have said previously in this blog post, people will look for you if you have what they need. They will know you have it from what you publish on your website and from what you say. That is why you need to demonstrate a lot of professionalism whenever you have a chance to talk to people about what you do. Whoever your audience may be, you never know who needs (have been looking) for your services.

After that meeting, you bet that several people will seek your consultation services. Whether online or one on one, they will want to know more about what you offer.

To make it even more possible to monetize a website and earn online through consultation services; advertise these services on your site so that people who may not know you are offering them can know.

The good thing with monetizing your website through offering consultation services is that you can make a lot of money within one hour.

You don’t believe me?

See what Anil Agarwal of BloggersPassion charges per hour.

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Needless to say, this is a proven way to monetize a website and earn online. And trust me; some bloggers are changing way more than this per hour for their consultation services.

However, only start offering consultation services if you are sure you have what it takes.

Selling Advertising Space

Somebody will tell you that you need to have high traffic to monetize a website through selling advertising space. That could be true, but not always.

Let me explain.

I do not have huge traffic like some bloggers I know, but I have had three clients asking me to offer them advertising space.

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Actually, when the first client was contacting me, I did not even know how to go about it, so I lost him when he realized that I do not understand how this works. It’s a shame though.

I do not want you to encounter the same.

So, here’s what to do…

Have an advertising space on your website. Advertise it, too, so that people know you are offering advertising space. Since (assuming) you do not have huge traffic as per now, just charge a flat monthly fee. Don’t request much.

Your aim is to earn online as much as you can as you increase your income even as your website generates more traffic.

Now, if you get several interested people, tap yourself and keep offering quality content on your site so that many people can request for this service.

Once you get good traffic, you can review your charges. The most important thing here is to be patient and comfortable with whatever amount you are earning through the website.

As long as you are willing to give it the best, there is hope to monetize a website by offering advertising space.

Request Donations

If you want to monetize a website and earn online so as to help the poor, the disabled, the elderly and the like, then you can consider requesting for donations from your followers and web visitors.  People reading your content will be able to see and understand why you are asking for donations.

I mean, they will see that your purpose to earn online is to get enough funds to help the poor and the disabled. It works even better if you have a children’s home or a home for the elderly.

A Christian blog would also ask for donations. Of course, the church/missioners need support to continue spreading the gospel or helping the poor in the society/church.

Also, the man or woman of God needs funds to be able to preach in as many nations as possible. There would be no problem, therefore, with him trying to earn online by asking for funds from people who read his content.

You see, it is alright to request for donations with such a site as this one, but you bet it might be an uphill task to have people believe they should donate.

However, it could also work wonders if you usually give away gifts inform of eBooks, CDs and the like.

As long as they love the eBooks or whatever products and services you are giving them without charging, they will be more than willing to donate since they desire to receive more from you.

Nonetheless, don’t just request for donations, make it possible for them to send donations when they are able to by adding, for example, a PayPal or a Payoneer button. An international method of payment would go a long way.

Monetize A Website By Offering Online Courses

We do not offer online training because we have been in the industry for too long. Not at all. Ironically, that is what most people believe and say. On the contrary, you offer training because you understand/know something better than the other person. That’s the ugly truth.

This is what makes people pay for training even when they believe it is way too high. Again, people earning less than you in your industry believe that the reason they are not earning as much as you is because they lack what you have. That’s why they can do anything to access the course. Some borrow money. Others spend their entire month’s salary.

Why? They desperately need what (only you) can give. So, it’s not about the number of years you have been doing something; it’s about having special knowledge and skill that somebody else does not have.

Plus, we all have what the other person does not have, but not all we have is a requirement by the other person. On the other hand, we all lack something the other person has irrespective of being in the same industry longer than them.

However, don’t just think of this as a quick way to monetize a website. Far from that. Think about offering quality courses that will make your trainees recommend your services to others.

For example, here is what one of my trainees says about my article writing online course.

Testimonial for monetizing a website

As you seek to monetize a website through online courses, ensure that those who join your course have nothing but praise for the services they paid for regardless of the amount you charge. Let your course make it clear to them why they had to pay that much without you trying to convince them.

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Let Quality Be The King In Your Website

Assuming that you are just starting and no one has enrolled for the course; how will anyone know that what you have in store is nothing but high value? See, you are focusing on monetizing a website to earn online, right? That being the case, the people you want to join your course (and of course, your first customers), will be from your site. Isn’t that so?

Now here’s how they will know that you are an expert: what you provide on your website.

You see, just by going through my posts in this site, you can easily tell if I can provide quality content or not, and if I can offer high value online courses or not. Period!

So, how do you know if people love what you are giving them? You can check on the comments they give every time you publish content.

Here’s an example of what some of my followers have said about my content.

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And here’s what Cornelius had to say:

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Now, I train people on blogging and how to write high-quality articles. The comments here can clearly tell you as a trainer, I understand blogging so well, and I can train others to do so. Not only that, my followers can attest that it is indeed high-value content. That markets my training services without much ado on my side. Isn’t that true?

Likewise, let what you offer on your site tell the world you are an expert in a certain area without them having to ask.

If you do not want to offer courses yet you have special skills, you can provide consultation services.

Generate Leads For Website

I have said it in this article; ranking on Google is not easy. Many new as well as old bloggers are struggling to rank. Therefore, if your site is ranking well, many site owners may reach out to you so that you can generate leads for their site.

How do you monetize a website through leads? Simple, you generate traffic for another website. You do this by introducing your readers to their site.

Whether your readers buy their products and services or not, you still earn because you have driven traffic to their website. See, it is an excellent way to make passive income.

The Parting Point

I did not exhaust all the ways you can use to monetize a website. There are several other ways. Nevertheless, the ones listed here are simple, yet proven to help you earn online even though you do not have 10,000 followers, yet.

My advice is, therefore, to apply each of them at a time and test the results.

Consider reading: How to turn your content into backlinks

Do you know any other way to earn online by monetizing a website? Please share with us in the comments section so that we can learn and grow together. Also, if this article was helpful, do not hesitate to leave a comment.


Affiliate Marketing: The Amazing Way to Make Passive Income

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Disclaimer: There are some affiliate links we added on this affiliate marketing article. Buying a product using on any of them makes us earn cash (commission) from Amazon.

My greatest desire as a freelance writer is to continuously make money regardless of being asleep or awake. I mean; I want to make money when I’m sleeping, driving, praying, exercising, preaching, and the like. That’s what passive income is all about. One of the ways to make passive income is through affiliate marketing.

So, what is affiliate marketing? This involves making sales or leading traffic to an online retail shop.  It is that simple.  But no, it is not easy as some make it look or sound. More on that later. So, how do you earn from affiliate marketing? Every time somebody buys a product through your affiliate link, you receive a commission.

A Few Processes Are Involved In Making Affiliate Marketing a Success

Firstly, there is a merchant who is also called the retailer. He gives the affiliate a unique code that helps him to promote the product(s). The affiliate writes product reviews so that he can be in a position to add his unique link. Once the post is live, any interested buyer will click on the affiliate link to buy the product. They will definitely accept the cookies and make a purchase.

Learn how to write product reviews like a pro

What’s the purpose of cookies in affiliate marketing?

You see, a client may have seen the product, liked it but doesn’t buy it at that time. However, as long as he has accepted the cookies, a unique ID will automatically be given to him through those cookies.  Nonetheless, it is good to note that cookies have a predefined lifespan which can be anywhere from 60 days.

Moving on to the processes involved to making affiliate marketing successful, once a purchase has been made, the retailer checks for the unique affiliate ID on the cookies to know who is the affiliate behind that sale. Automatically, he credits the concerned affiliate with the sale.

That way, as an affiliate, you receive your commission depending on how much you are supposed to earn for that product.

Affiliate Marketing ProcessesSo, is affiliate marketing worth your time, energy and resources? Let me share some of the benefits that come from this online business then you can judge for yourself if it is worth venturing into it or not.

The Benefits That Come With Affiliate Marketing

It Is Easy To Get Started

Yes, it is so easy to get started. And it is 100% free to join the affiliate world by signing up. All you need is a dashboard which you get after signing up for an Amazon associate account. Well, you must not be an Amazon associate. You can as well be an affiliate of:

However, I chose Amazon because (to me), they are the best.

Nonetheless, it is highly advisable that you have a disclosure statement on any page you have an affiliate link.


It is a requirement by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Again, it saves you lots of trouble just in case there is an issue with the product you are promoting.

No Limits On Income

No limits on your monthly income! Yes, you heard me right. You can earn as much as you want. Actually, I wouldn’t be wrong to say that you are the sole determinant of how much passive income you can make.

Yes, you determine, though indirectly. Why? Just as I said, if you have some great tactics of leading more traffic your way and convince many people to buy your product, no doubt, there will be great rewards.

Actually, with a traffic of like say 500 daily visitors, chances of making lots of money will be high. But again, you can make zero income if you don’t do things the right way. So, learn how to do affiliate marketing the right way to earn good passive income from it.

One Offer Can Cause An Increase In Traffic

Giving offers all the time on every product you are selling at times may lead to lower profits if not losses.

Passive income offerThat being said, you need to be wise when trying to drive traffic to your site. For example, you can sell many products but give an offer on only one product.

However, it would be wise to give an offer on the product you know people love most. If for example, it is an eBook, give an offer on an eBook that is giving solutions for issues people have been struggling with.

Such an offer can cause a lot of traffic on your site and increase your passive income.

With Good Reputation, You Get More Trust From Buyers

Let me be sincere with you. Any business is always easier to start if you have a good name out there. Trust will make people believe your words and click any links you ask them to click; follow people you tell them to follow, and buy products you tell them are good.

Yes, they will even disconnect with people you tell them are not worth their time. I have seen it, and I know trust is worth a lot.

Let me show you a good example.

When I started offering an online course (article writing), many people did not know me and only those who were willing to take risk joined my online course.

Nevertheless, when my mentor/trainer, Walter Akolo of freelancer Kenya, published my testimony, many people started reaching out to me in huge numbers. It was now easy for many people to trust my services.

On the other hand, those who took the risk and realized that my course was excellent; gave me a five-star review that also increased trust from people who were hesitant to join my online course.

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As a result, I was able to boost my passive income through online article writing course.

You Don’t Need To Have A Blog To Get Started

I have said that you need to write content so that you can add your affiliate link to it. That is true, but you don’t have to start a self-hosted WordPress blog for you to do affiliate marketing. I know several people who do not have a blog/website yet they are making passive income through affiliate marketing.

You may use a landing page to promote and sell your products. If you do not know how to create a landing page, this link will definitely be of help to you. If, on the other hand, you love videos more than text, here is a video that will help you create an excellent landing page.

You may also choose to use social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to do affiliate marketing. Nevertheless, not all programs will allow you to use some social media platforms. Some will restrict you.

Plus, some sites will require you have around 500 followers to use social media to promote products. You should, therefore, know the set rules and regulations before you decide on which method to use so as to promote your products.

Tips to Help Increase Passive Income through Affiliate Marketing

Research On The Most Profitable Niche

The first thing to do should be finding a profitable affiliate marketing niche. This lowers the chances of starting and failing and makes it possible to succeed soon after venturing into this online business.

Let’s agree here. No one chooses to become an affiliate marketer without having a motive to make money-good money! Affiliate marketing is not about charity work; it is about working for a commission.

The other thing is that no one wants to make small profits all the time. Any new affiliate will be excited to see he is earning even though it is a small commission. However, if the commission does increase after a while or even after more input, an affiliate may begin losing hope.

However, not all niches are profitable. On the other hand, some products take too long to sell. That is why you need to research on the most profitable niche(s) so that you don’t end up giving up.

Nevertheless, I will give you a piece of advice. Imagine going for a niche you have zero interest in? What do you think will happen after a while and you may be the one who will be writing reviews for your affiliate marketing site?

passive income frustratedDo you think passive income is enough reason to motivate you to write every day? I do not think so. That’s why you need a niche that you will be comfortable writing on even when the site is making little (no) profit. Remember, once you set up that site, you will be writing reviews for as long as it is there.

Write Excellent Content But Remain Truthful

Don’t just think about earning money through affiliate marketing. Think about your clients. I have seen people say that all they want is to make more money through their online businesses. But I will tell you something.

If all you want is to make passive income, you will compromise on the quality of your content and the next thing you should expect is losing customers.

That, too, comes with some consequences; losing the money, you were chasing. So, if you want to enjoy your income for long, provide excellent content.

Let your product reviews be free of plagiarism, grammatical issues, and false information. Yes, don’t lie so as your clients can buy your products. You would rather tell them the truth so that they make sober decisions.

Actually, such affiliates exist. There is one affiliate marketer who is known for genuinely reviewing products without caring if clients will buy the products or not. I mean, even if he is an affiliate marketer, he seeks to provide his clients with true information instead of false details.

I bet you think he has few followers due to his sincerity. No, he has many followers.

See, what Neil Patel says about him.

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So, if Marques Browlee who is a tech reviewer has made it while being sincere with his audience, definitely, you too can make it.

Offer high-Quality Products

It is not all about quality content. No, there is much more than that. For instance, you need to consider your affiliate links. Do they relate to the products you are promoting, or you are trying to connect two things that do not have anything common in them?

Again, you know that no one is seeking to spend their hard earned money on poor quality products. Again, a frustrated customer can write a very negative review for you which will make other clients think that you are a con.

Before you can clear the air and re-brand your company, it may take quite a considerable time, or it may never happen.

Now, you may have heard that for you to earn good passive income through affiliate marketing; you must promote expensive products. That is true. But again, not all expensive products are of high quality.

Some companies over-price things.  And… that is not professional!

The thing is; do proper research and know more about the product. If you can buy it, great! Go ahead and buy. That way, you will give a genuine review of the product and promote it confidently knowing that you understand it well.

On the other hand, you will be in a position to answer clients’ questions about the product and of course that will come with an advantage; buyers will trust you.

There’s another pro, yet. Buyers will want to buy through your affiliate link since they know you are genuine, you offer high-quality products, and can give them the right advice whenever they need it. That’s fantastic, right?

Promote Products With High Customer Reviews

This is very crucial for any serious affiliate. Check on the reviews because if a product doesn’t have good reviews, it may not sell fast. At least a review of 4.0 and above is good.

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In fact, I normally look at the exact percentage to be sure which product is good because 4.5 is too general to know the exact reviews the product has. On the other hand, 89% is more specific. I would recommend you do the same.

The screenshot below shows you where exactly to find that. You just hover the mouse on the review section and the details will pop up.

In the screenshot below, you can see the exact percentage which is 72%. We could not see that in the 1st image.

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Nevertheless even as you consider the reviews, remember people are blessed differently in matters financial ability. It would, therefore, be wise if you balance things. I mean, promote both expensive and cheap products so that you can have all customers on board.

Why You Should Not Think About Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is not for everyone. You are definitely wondering if you heard me right. The truth is; you did!


A few things may make you unfit for this online business:

You Want To Start Earning Instantly

Now, there is something I have seen in most people who are starting online businesses to either make a living through passive income or writing content for clients.

Most of them want to start making money immediately they are through with the training. Some want to start earning before the training is over. Yes, it is possible but such mentality should be trampled on. Forever!

Why? Businesses, whether online or offline needs some considerable time before you can start making good money from them.

For example, there is no way you will become an affiliate marketer today and tomorrow you expect to earn thousands. It will take some considerable time.

Actually, you need to think of around 6 months to one year before you can see some good money from affiliate marketing.

You Do Not Want To Spend A Penny On It

Every business needs some capital to get started. This one is no different. You will need to invest in it as well.

Yes, it is free to join affiliate sites, but no one will write content for you without charging you not unless you write for yourself.

On the other hand, if you know how to write the content, that is good, but you will need an internet connection and a computer to start working.

Plus, if you will be using a blog/website, you will definitely need some capital for domain and hosting. That is why I said you will need to invest in this business before you think of making any passive income.

Unwilling To Promote Quality Products

Don’t be too selfish as some have a habit of doing. I mean, some people never have their clients in mind when selling products. They don’t want to give quality products.

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You see, it is okay to want to earn a lot from each product you market. That is quite okay. I would also want to have the same.

Nevertheless, if the product you are selling is giving you a high commission but is of poor quality, it will either make your business come to a sudden stop or generate little profits if any.

Such profit may come from those who know nothing about your products, and once they know about them, they will definitely look for the “exit route.”

You Are Not Creative

Oh yes, every affiliate (except those who try to make money fast) will try their best to sell the best products available. That being the case, you may find that all the other affiliates are promoting the same products you want to promote. I mean, competition is high and very stiff.

Does that mean you should not promote those products? No, not at all. Does it mean that you should go for poor quality products because no one is promoting them? Never!

What that mean is that you should be very creative by offering discounts once in a while so that people buy your products.

Passion And Persistence Are Not In Your DNA

If you are one who gives up so easily, don’t try affiliate marketing. I think I have been one person who can really give up so fast and easily-but I have changed. Actually, were it not that I was at my end point when I was starting the online business, I would have given up one month after the training.

But trust me, I had to persist.

I had to try again and again. I had to make it work for me, and sure enough after six weeks, it did.

In the same case, you must be persistent in affiliate marketing if you really want to increase your earnings through passive income. You don’t give up that easily and expect to earn awesomely. See, it takes a while to have your site rank.

Also, before people know you and trust your products, it will definitely take a couple of months or years.

Again, you must have a passion for the niche you go for. That is the only way you keep going even when things become tough. Only passion can keep you going for almost one year of doing affiliate marketing without earning.

But the good thing is that there are those who started it and made some good passive income several months into it. I believe it depends on how well you do it.

You Are Lazy

You may still make some passive income by just seating and watching or sleeping all day, but you will definitely make little profit.

Lazy affiliate marketingThe bills that you need to settle at the end of each month cannot allow you to have a peaceful rest all day.


Though there will be income, it may be too little to cater for all your bills. You, therefore, need to apply the right strategies which will definitely cost you a lot of time.

Previously, I said it is not easy, but it is possible to make passive income even while you are sleep. This is because there’s no way you are going to earn any commission without making any sales.

On the other hand, there is (little) no commission if you do not have good traffic.

So, there’s no way you are going to spend all day sleeping.

No, you’ll be busy figuring out how to lead traffic to your affiliate site as well as make more sales each day. Plus, you need to do detailed research before you settle on the right product to promote.

The other thing to remember is that making passive income through affiliate marketing doesn’t just happen in one day or a couple of weeks.

It actually takes some considerable time depending on how well you are able to generate traffic on your site and convince people to buy your products.

You Have No Time For Your Audience

If you only got time to post content on your site but not to respond to questions that your audience asks, then you definitely need not waste your time on this. You see, once people buy a product, they may encounter some difficulties with using the product.

They’ll, of course, seek advice from the site they purchased products from. They will want clarification and the like.

They may also need repair or change of product. Whom do you think they will reach out to? Of course, it is you. What do you think happens if they only ask questions and there is nobody to answer them yet the website gets updated with content every now and then?

They will think you are ignoring them or you are a scammer and the like. In return, they will leave negative reviews. At the end of it all, you will lose. See, it is not only about passive income; there is more to that.

The other thing you need to know is that if people get help from you, they will believe that you know and understand the products you are promoting and they will want to buy from you and not any other affiliate.


Affiliate marketing is not as hard as some think; neither is it for lazy people. The fact that you can comfortably make passive income through it doesn’t mean there is nothing you are required to do.

If you are sure you want to earn handsomely from this online venture, give it your best, be patient and apply the right tactics and you’ll definitely see its great rewards.









#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?

hashtagimageHere we go…

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

hashtag impressions

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.

hashtag customers

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 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.

hashtag twitter

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.





404 Error: How To Fix It Before Google Deals With You!

Every site, including mine, has once in a while encountered a 404 error. It is dreadful, yes, but at times it is in unavoidable. You don’t know what this error is all about? No need worry. Let me explain so that we can be on the same page.

Anytime you mistype the URL of a page, click on a broken link or a page that longer exist, what you get is what we are referring to as a 404 error.

And as much as it annoys you because you terribly needed the information on that page, Google, too, hates it and they do not tolerate that.

Broken errors will drop a site’s rankings within a very short time.

Where Does A 404 Error Comes From?

Well, there are a couple of things that causes 404 error, and I believe you have the power over them. Even though some people claim that some issues are too complex to handle such as hosting company issues, I believe there are ways to solve a 404 error.

404 error

You see, there are many reliable and professional hosting companies and siteGround is one of them and it is what I use. That to me means that a broken link issue that is as a result of poor hosting company’s server has a solution, right?

Broken links could also be as a result of changing the URL of a particular page then failing to redirect that page. This is fatal, and you will pay for it. You don’t have to wait for such trouble with Google. Redirect the page as soon as you change the URL.

The other thing is that if you do not renew your hosting services, then you will be a victim of 404 errors.

However, there are a couple of names used to refer to the 404 error. These include Error 404 Not Found, 404 Resource not found, 404 Page Not Found, HTTP 404, the requested URL [URL] was not found on this server, 404 File or Directory Not Found.

Now that you know the causes of broken links errors, how do you go about solving them  (maybe even for good!)?

There are a couple of ways of fixing the 404 error issues. Let’s check them out;

How Do You Fix a 404 Error?

Refresh The Page

Reloading the website should be the first thing before you judge the possible reasons the 404 error is showing. I have often seen this in the past with my site. Of course, you know how this error can cause panic and confusion especially if you know that the 404 error is one of the reasons that will cause Google to penalize your site, right?

But before you throw your hands on your head, refresh your page.

f5 404 error If there are no issues with the site, refreshing will sort out the issues.

Otherwise, the error will persist.

What do you do before you start sweating thinking that your site is down?

Correct The Address (If It Is Incorrect)

Sometimes when typing at high speed or with a mind that is too much occupied, there is a high probability of missing some letters when typing the URL of a site you may be searching for.

For example, I missed some letters when typing the URL of one of the pages on my site and pap; a 404 error popped out.

404 Error from incorrect url

That is why it is necessary to look at the URL and ensure that it is correct. Correct the URL then try again.  If the spelling is okay, but the error persists, it is time to get your other device like the mobile phone and try accessing the site.

Change The DNS Server

In some cases, your site could be loading normally on other computers or mobile phones but not your computer. That is why, when you persistently note the 404 error each time you try to access your site or a particular page, before you act, try to access it using another device. That could be your iPad and mobile phone.

If by any chance the site is loading on any of these (or any other) device, then the issue is with the DNS server.

DNS 404 errorIt could be that the ISP is blocking access to that website or webpage. It could also be that their DNS servers have issues.  Whatever the reason, you need to deal with the 404 error, asap. It is annoying, right?

So, what do you do?


Flush the DNS immediately. That way, the DNS cache will be deleted thus resolving the issue. If that does not work, then change the DNS servers since there are a variety of them. And…You can go by the free ones or the public DNS servers.

Delete Cache

Oh, and cache can be irritating at times. When is the last time you cleared cache on your system? What about deleting cookies? If you do not remember, know now that you need to clear your site’s cache and cookies before you read on.

clear cache error 404Cache could be the probable issue you are encountering the 404 error if especially you are able to access the site from another device like a computer in a cyber.

If none of the ways discussed above works, then a serious action needs to be taken, engage the hosting company.

Check If The Site Is Up

A site that is down will definitely cause a 404 error.

So, first, check if your site is up or down. Depending on the tool you are using, you will be notified if the site is down or up.

See the screen shot below showing results for my site.

404 error site upIf it is down, then the solution is none other but contacting your hosting company. We know that at times inevitable issues happen and such could be the case with your hosting company. Nevertheless, once you contact them, they should give immediate support and remedy.

If they do not, it is time to “pack and go.”

Change The Hosting Company

This is one issue I have heard most of my trainees complain about after they try to seek hosting services from a cheap company and days later they can’t access the site. That is why you need to invest enough before starting a self-hosted WordPress blog. If you seek help from the company hosting you and they do not amend the issue or the issue resumes after a couple of days, it is time to seek a different hosting company before your rankings drop.

Over To you

You can choose to have the 404 error destroy your online dreams if you do not deal with them accordingly. The good thing is to keep an eye on your site every now and then to ensure that they are not there. Also, in case you change the URL of any site or page, be kind to yourself, redirect the page or website to the new URL.

Where you identify that there is a broken link, correct immediately.

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High-Quality Backlinks: How To Turn Your Content Into Backlinks

Highquality backlinks

Let’s start here: What are backlinks? Any links from other websites to your site are called backlinks. You may also call them inbound or external links. Backlink, just as the name implies, is having another website link back to your site.

But why will anyone want to link back to your site?

People will backlink to your site because they see your content is helpful, informative, resourceful and the like.

What more? If many sites link back to you, Google will automatically know that your content is high quality.

Is Backlinking Crucial?

You see, there are various factors that Google considers when ranking a site. However, there are three major ones. They include the quality of content, backlinks, and rackbrain. In case you do not know what rackbrain is, Here’s an article by backlinko on RackBrain.

If backlinking is a significant consideration by Google when determining where to rank your site, don’t you think it is crucial to consider the quality of backlinks you are using?

See, Google can decide to penalize your site, lower the site’s rankings or rank your site top depending on the quality of backlinks you are using.

As a matter of fact, John Mueller, who is a Google’s representative, affirms that link building can harm your website.

So, choose not to hurt your website’s ranking. How? Don’t just use backlinks; use relevant and high-quality backlinks.

How Do You Differentiate The High Quality From The Poor Quality Backlinks?


Here’s what to ask yourself so as to verify if it is a high-quality backlink.

  1. Does the site have high authority?
  2. Is the site’s niche related to your site?
  3. Have they linked to your site before?
  4. Does the link’s anchor text have your target keyword?
  5. Is the link a dofollow link?

Firstly, NEVER ignore the authority of the site linking back to you. It is crucial. And there’s a tool for that, Ahrefs. Remember, the higher the domain rate (DR), the higher the authority of the site.

Secondly, consider the niche. Is there any relation between the site linking back to you and your site? If there isn’t, then that isn’t a good site to backlink to. It is good to share links with people of the same niche to ensure that those who read your content are people interested in it.

Now, it is not wrong to backlink to only one authority site. But do you think that will do your site much good like having several backlinks from various high authority sites? Definitely not.

Use of keyword shouldn’t be emphasized only when writing content for your blog but also when considering backlinks. So, consider if the link’s anchor text has your target keyword. This will highly increase your rankings.

What about DoFollow links? Let me first explain what they are. These are links that search engine and Google follows so as to reach to the linked site. This shows the authority from the site to the linked site. And…if several reputable sites are linking back to your site; Google will consider your site as a high-value site thus rank it. That’s awesome, right?

Avoid Short Cuts:They Will Harm You

Now, most people, especially new bloggers will sometimes attempt to use black hat SEO so as to rank fast.

But listen to me. ..

There are consequences, and Google is a no joker.

You can play around with words but not with Google.

Google can penalize your site, blacklist it or drop your rankings.

Some bloggers have tried it, and they now attest that it is better to use the safe root (white hat) and arrive years later than use short cuts (black hat) then arrive tomorrow but lose the site the next minute. Jon Morrow of Smart Blogger confirms that he was once a victim.

Here is what he says, “One day, I was on the first page for the term “real estate investment,” raking in a few hundred visitors per day, and the next, my site was just gone. I could still access it by typing in the URL, but the steady stream of search traffic stopped. Completely.”

Actually, Google just blacklisted his site. Do you want to suffer the same consequences?

So, why not learn from such people and escape trouble?

Let‘s divert a little bit so that I can explain what the black hat and white hat is all about.

What Is The Difference Between The Black And White Hat SEO?

Black hat is when you link your site to sites that have a domain authority that is of low quality. It also involves linking to sites that are inactive or spam. One thing with people who always want to use a short cut is that they will never get enough of anything. That means; they will try to link to as many inactive, spam or low quality links as possible.

My friend, you are driving yourself to the “slaughterhouse.” When your rankings drop, you will know that you are already done!

When Google gets hold of you, your site may never rank again after dropping. Of course, no blogger wants to experience that, right?

On the other hand, white hat involves linking to sites with a high-authority domain and building backlinks.

So, How Do You Turn Your Content Into Quality Backlinks?

Provide Pure Gold

I can’t overemphasize writing high-quality content. There is no other way to win in freelancing if you do not produce high-quality content which is what I’m referring to as pure-gold and that is why I have given it a priority. You see, people reach to you because you are providing pure-gold. Or would you want to backlink to some poor content with grammatical issues and plagiarism? Won’t you share the consequences when Mr. Google comes along?  So, you too provide quality and that way; you will have people request to backlink to your site.

The other thing you need to consider is what your competitors are focusing on in your niche. Provide better than them in terms of quality and quantity. Include images where they did not include to ensure that people visiting your site get a better understanding of your content.

This is what I’m trying to tell you. If your competitor has written a 1000 words content, write a 1500 words content without compromising on quality.  If he has used five images, use more but relevant, clear, and catchy ones.

The other thing is the title. Get a better and catchy title. What more? Consider his Meta description as well as a title tag. Use better ones.

It is all about competing with him and ranking higher than him on Google search engine, right?

No matter how long your competitor has been blogging; if you use high-quality backlinks, you can catch up with him, go beyond and stay top of him.

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Build Relationships

Oh yes, you need to announce your existence through the various social media platforms. I mean, you are only starting and you need to create awareness.

That being said; get active on social media. I have done this, and I have seen the impact. Start by creating social media accounts (if you do not have them) such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Quora, and the like.

Next, connect or network with influencers and other bloggers in your niche.

When they post on social media; comment and answer any questions their followers are asking.

When answering, share resourceful, helpful and irresistible content. Next, if you have a blog post on the same thing or one that relates to what you are posting, share the link. When people read the comment and see it is helpful, they will want to read the blog post too.

Eventually, bloggers and influencers will want to hook up with you. They will link back to you, and you may as well link back to them.

Create An Infographic

Did you know that most researchers are lazy readers? I mean, they want quick access to information. However, even if they are lazy readers, you can still have them get all the information you want. How? Create an infographic. You see, you can use a chart or a diagram to give the same information you could have given through a thousand words, right?

Brian of Backlinko uses Infographics many times, and there is something I love about them. They are well detailed. Check out one of them here. You will definitely love it.

You are definitely not a guru in this.

All right.

Don’t pull your hair.

There are a couple of softwares that can help you create an infographic?

Here they are:,, piktochart, venngage,, and the like.

The determining factor of the right one to use is whether you are on a budget or you need access to a free one.

Do A Detailed Research

I have always encouraged others, especially my trainees to do what I do when I’m researching. That is, in-depth research. Open as many links as possible unless you are writing a very short post. Is that all? No, you need to come up with original content after the research.

I have often heard this, “Do to others as you would want them to do to you.” With that in mind and knowing the consequences of plagiarism, do not copy other people’s content if you would not want anyone to do the same to your content.

Better still, is providing content that is not available anywhere on the internet.

Really? Yes.

Where do you get such stuff? Personal experience.

Personally, I have written content out of personal experience.

Bad or good experiences are a lesson that others can learn from you. Write them down and teach the world.

The latter is even better because when people get such content on your site and nowhere else, you remain to be the only site they can backlink to and that way you end up with so many backlinks. Isn’t that fantastic?

Go ahead, try it.

Guest Post

Guest posting is one way of shouting your name to an audience that doesn’t know you. How do you go about guest blogging? Already, you have a website and have a particular niche that you specialize in, right?

Now, reach out to other high-quality sites in your niche. Be intelligent enough to prove to your target website how guest posting is going to benefit them.

Remember, though you are looking for a way to get backlinks, don’t compromise by providing low-quality content.

However, you’ve got to remember it is a guest post. So, be on the lookout of how they write content including how they format it. Keep the trend. Also, identify the needs of the owners of the site and the site visitors.

Provide solutions in your posts. You can even carry out a survey by looking at the comments in that site. Identify the challenges the site visitors are facing and the questions they are asking.

Write content that addresses all those issues. Let your content be free of grammatical issues and plagiarism.

Be A Regular Contributor

I have mentioned about social media previously in this article. Now, once you create social media accounts, become a regular contributor. I mean; don’t just comment/ post content today then call it over because some people started following you. If you do not persist in contributing, people will forget you. Again, every day new people are joining social media. If you do not participate regularly, the new social media account owners will not know you.

Remember to stick to quality each time you contribute.

Write Testimonials For Other Websites

Writing testimonials for other sites doesn’t go down so well. Not even in me. That’s a fact.

But there’s a secret for doing this that many still do not know. When writing a testimonial for your competitor, you will also have a chance to add a link to your site after your name, right?

Do not just focus on others excelling because of your good testimonial. See, as they excel, you will also be generating backlinks, right?

So, go right ahead.

Point To Note

See, it is not as difficult as you thought it is to build high-quality backlinks. It is easy. Yes, it may take time, but the better way is to go through the safe channel, white hat SEO. The good thing, however, is that once you get to the top of the Google search engine, the rest is history.

I’m not saying that it ends there. No, of course, persistent is the way to go. You keep on following the tactics I have given you here every now and then. Nevertheless, do not forget to keep yourself updated with Google Algorithms which keep on changing.

That’s all.


But just before you go…

Please tell me, have you applied any of the strategies I have mentioned in this article and seen it work?

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

Social Media Make Money

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.

skills social media make money

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.

Social media affiliate

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.

Social media offer promote

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.

social media be yourself

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.

Social media value

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.

social media manager

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

Social media grow money

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.

Make Money Social Media

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 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
  • 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

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.