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EARN THROUGH FIVERR  Work from anywhere with fiverr

We have mentioned Fiverr here before as a means to off-load some work to talented entrepreneurs who are offering their services for a affordable flat fee. You too can offer your talents on fiverr, and not just for a measly $5,- per Gig.

When Fiverr first started, you were only allowed to charge $5. Now you can charge more, anywhere from $5 to $995.

While you’re setting up your Gig, you can create packages of your service for Basic, Standard and Premium packages, charging different prices for each.

For each package, you can add extras and charge additional fees. A common extra is Extra Fast Delivery, where a buyer pays more money on top of the normal Gig fee to have the seller deliver the service faster.

Efficiency is the name of the game. There are so many offerings to chose from in every category that you can streamline your offering and make decent money for little effort.

A lot of the services are templated. For example, if you offer to create an intro video to a customer for YouTube, it would mean you create a video template once and then simply replace logo, text, and possibly background audio to fit the next customers needs.

Once the template is in place it would only take you about 15minutes of your time to create another version of it for another pay-out for you.

Some other services you could offer are things which can be done on a bus-ride. For example, translating a short text from one language to another. Or you can offer article writing utilizing Google Voice Recognition to take over the typing for you. In that case you would simply talk into your smartphone, proof read the result, and send it out.

Finally when you offer a gig on Fiverr, please make sure that you follow all guidelines and TOS (Terms of Services) from all parties involved. For example, users have been banned for providing a service to create a mobile app review.

Once you are banned there is nothing Fiverr will do to help you to re-establish your account. In one example, a user was banned without breaking any

Toes but the account was closed for good anyways even after the Fiverr support agreed that no rules or toes were broken.
Unfortunately it is not always clear if you violate any rules as the same services which are used to ban some users are already offered at Fiverr. You may lose your account at any given time for no reason


You need to rank well on Fiverr, just like any other search engine. So a good SEO goes a long way to attract business to your gigs.

Use the right title and CAPITALIZE your keywords Use appropriate tags Create a good-looking video for your Gig Give your images the name of your Gig. This will help with the ranking and keywords

Drive traffic to your Gig using standard tools like social media, SEO, or web pages linking to your gig. Buy some reviews (only if you just start off) Make certain you do only get five-star ratings. Deliver top quality services/products as promised and on time.

The following video provides 12 professional tips on how to become awesome on fiverr.

In January 2018 Fiverr acquired AND CO, to track customers, payments etc. The following video gives a good introduction for utilizing this software.

How much can you possibly earn?

While it is hard to imagine when you first start out, but people are earning thousands of dollars a month through their fiverr Gigs.
On this forbes article from 2016, we see people earning $15,000 to $48,000 per month through fiverr. If this does not motivate you to give it a try then nothing will.

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BLOGGING    What is blog?

    In short, a blog is a web site with one or multiple pages where you can write (blog) about any subject near and dear to your heart. By creating your own blog/website you can earn passive income from your home.
Who is capable of doing this:

In general, anyone can start a blog. But to make it successful you have to treat it like a business.

  • you have to be passionate about writing about a certain subject.
  • you have to have the ambition to share your knowledge with others.
  • you have to be committed to continually add new contents to your blog       to retain your fans.
  • Requirements:

You have to be able to write about your chosen area of expertise and keep it interesting for your audience. Building an online following is nothing which happens over night, so you will also have to be persistent and patient to see success.
While not strictly required, it does help to be familiar with technology and the available tools to help you focus on writing contents instead of getting distracted with the many things you have to consider.
However you can also easily outsource a lot of these tasks to E.g. fiverr    

Key points before getting started:

  • Choose the niche for your blog about something you are good at and           passionate about.
  • For example, if you like cooking or foods from different countries you            can create a food related blog which is always well received.
  • Your blog should deal with one specific domain only.
  • If you stray too far away from your core expertise you will confuse your       audience and lose readership.
  • Utilize your specific experience to create stunning content.
  • The blog should be build around you and your shared interest.
  • Get your audience involved.
  • Ask for article ideas, feedback, and their stories.
  • Also pay special attention to negative feedback and respond to ALL              inquiries.
  • Show great energy in your blog by tone and content. Your style must            carry a peculiarity and innovation.       


There are many choices for bloggers. However there is one Software System which dominates the market and that is WordPress. WordPress has plug-ins for anything you may want to do, and the selection of free and paid for themes exceeds that of any other competitor.
Also there are different options on how to use WordPress. The easiest is to create a free account in, select your theme and blogging title and you are off to the races.
However if you intend to earn money through AdSense then you need to use another way.
The most flexible way to use WordPress is through a VPS ( virtual private server ) from any of the major providers like DreamHostBlueHost, or Amazon AWS, etc. and install the software yourself.

However the best way in most cases is probably to use a pre-defined install which is hosted on a shared server. This way you will not need to worry about any installation details or security patches at the same time you get all the flexibility you will need. DreamHost, and BlueHost offer very powerful and cost effective solutions with little to no programming skills required.

Here are some ways how you can monetize your blog :

Affiliate Marketing:

You can do affiliate marketing by recommending a product or service to your audience using special tracking links, and then get a referral commission every time someone buys after clicking your link.
For example, affiliate marketing is when you help your friend find the right cellphone by recommending a certain brand or product.
Online affiliate programs work the same way and offer you a little kick-back for your services. There are affiliate programs available for any industry (niche).
If you are interested in affiliate marketing, you can start by thinking about the products you already use that your readers may be interested in as well. Then you can see if they have an affiliate program that you can sign up for.
Some companies offering a vast variety of products are :

  • Amazon
  • Commission Junction
  • ShareASale       

  • After you signed up with these companies you can select the products you want to promote. Use a WordPress plugin like ThirstyAffiliates to manage your affiliate links. This plugin allows you to quickly insert links into posts, create branded links, auto-replace keywords into links, and even see how each link is performing on your site.

Affiliate marketing is the easiest way to make money because you can promote a wide-variety of products. Just about every popular store like Walmart, BestBuy, Amazon, and others have an affiliate program.

    Use Google AdSense to earn money through your blog: Google AdSense is an advertising service by Google. This program is designed to help website publishers who want to display targeted text-, video-, or image advertisements on their website.
Google has a huge pool of advertisers who are eager to display their ads on as many web pages as possible. AdSense offers a complex AI based scheme behind the scenes to place the ads on appropriate web pages for a price which is set through a bidding system.

Every time a visitor views an ad the web site owner will receive a fraction of a penny which is represented as the CPM ( cost per thousand impressions ).

Additionally you receive money for each click on the ad. The amount of money you receive per click depends on the bidding price and is expressed through the CPC ( cost per click ).
Depending on your traffic and the number of clicks you earn more or less. For example if the average CPM is $4.00 and the avg. CPC is $0.10 and you have 5000 visitors with a 1% CTR ( click through rate ), then you stand to earn 5 * $4.0 + 1% * 5000 * $0.10 = $25,00-

Sell Ads directly:

         Google AdSense is easy to set up, but the amount of money you can earn is limited. Each ad click earning will vary.
Selling banner ad space directly on your website can be more lucrative. You negotiate the price and terms on your own instead of having to rely on an intermediary who takes a cut of the money.

You can likely charge a monthly flat-fee to the advertiser which helps reduce record keeping as well as house-keeping overhead this way.
Directly selling ads takes more work to manage than using Google AdSense.

Instead of just adding a bit of code to your website, you’ll have to negotiate pricing, come up with an agreement and terms, and take care of administrative work like invoicing.

Using an ad management plugin can help to make the process easier. BuySellAds can help to match you up with advertisers. There is also a free >BuySellAds WordPress plugin that provides you an easy way to insert the ads on your site with widgets and short codes.

      Sponsored Posts:

Not all bloggers are interested in displaying ads to their audience, and wonder how to monetize a blog without ads.
Another way to monetize a blog is through sponsorships.
A sponsorship works just like it does in sports, TV shows, or other industries. A company pays you to represent their product, talk about it, and promote it to your readers.
You should put together a one-page media kit with information about your traffic stats, social media following, audience demographics, and any other data that will make your site more appealing to advertisers. Then, you can approach companies to negotiate a sponsorship deal.
However please make sure that you follow best practices and disclose to your audience when you have a sponsored blog post. This helps keep your trust with your audience intact and offers full visibility.

      Write Product Reviews:

Just like to sponsored posts, you can also make money by writing paid reviews on your site.
You try out a product related to your niche for free, and even get paid for writing a review.

For example, you can offer a gig on Fiverr to review a Android or iOS app and then write a review post on your blog. Not only will you get paid for the gig, you also add contents to your blog which you can monetize further through E.g. AdSense. A true win-win situation.

You can also pproach companies on your own to ask about doing paid reviews or use websites like PayPerPost and SponsoredReviews which can help you to connect with businesses who may be interested.

Flippa Websites:

You know how to build a WordPress website. Great then you’re way ahead of most people. Sometimes entrepreneurs like to buy already established websites that they can use for their own businesses.
If you can build a WordPress blog and start getting traffic to it, then you can sell it and make money for your efforts.
This requires knowing the type of websites in demand, and how to price and sell them. There are websites like Flippa that serve as auction sites and brokers for selling websites.

      Create a members-only area for your blog :

Once you create a successful blog and you attracted some following you may have some of them willing to pay to read more of your work.
You can create a members-only area for them to share for example stock picks, specific blog posts, secret cake recipes from your mom, misc. downloads, videos, audio content, and more.

Membership sites are a huge time investment, as you have to continually create premium content for your paying members. But they can be very lucrative because it is recurring revenue (subscriptions).
Creating membership sites with WordPress is as simple as installing a plugin and enabling it.

    Sell your own merchandise:

You have a blog and people reading your content. Great, what better way to sell merchandise then to occasionally mention it. The trick though is to do this only sparsely to avoid spamming your audience. Your blog should first and foremost focus on providing value to them and NOT to sell them out.

Some of the possible items may include:

  • T-Shirts
  • Mugs and other knick-knacks
  • Images and videos which people can use in their content.
  • Workshops.
  • E-books.
  • Apps, plugins and themes.



                    What is Affiliate Marketing?

It’s a process of earning a commission by promoting products from other people or companies. You have to first find a product which you like to promote.

This can be a product you use yourself or one you believe will be in high demand. If you can connect customers to these products you can earn very well. Indeed there have been many people building multi-million dollar businesses doing nothing else then to sell other peoples products.

This is a partnership with the creator of the products where you will receive a cut of the sale when you assist a business to promote their products or services.
In most cases you will receive a tracking link, product info, and some images you can leverage to start the product promotion.

Any visitor you send to the sales page using this link and who is subsequently purchasing the product will bring you a commission.

One of the fastest ways to earn money is through Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is one of the fastest and easiest ways to begin to earn money online. You don’t have to create any products or pay for storage or marketing of it. Instead, your task is to market the product.

You can think of it as working as a free-lance sales person for a company except that you can freely chose from millions of products you can chose from.

                    How does affiliate marketing work? 

After joining an affiliate program, you select the items (products) you want to sell. You are then provided with a UNIQUE CODE by a SELLER. You use this code to refer traffic to the target site.

Many of the affiliate programs offer ready-made text links, banners and other forms of creative copies, you just have to copy that code and place it on websites to start referring traffic. Whenever a visitor clicks on the link from these websites, they arrive at the product site, and you will earn a commission only if they they buy the product.    


There are different ways you can earn through affiliate programs

Various affiliate programs use different PAYMENT TERMS, for instance:

Pay per sale: This is the most popular payment offered by most of the affiliate programs. Under this program, the affiliate marketers earn commissions from the merchant each time they will send a client to the merchant website, and that client makes an actual purchase.

Various affiliate programs offer a specific percentage of the sale as commission while others will pay you a fixed rate for every sale. Pay per click:

 in this program you get paid according to the number of visitors your referrer to the site regardless if a sale happens or not, you earn for every click. Pay per lead: 

Here the affiliates are paid depending on of how many visitors are sent to the merchant website and then sign up as leads. For the visitor to sign up as leads, it means that the visitors will fill out the information request form on the merchant site.   

The best affiliate networks :

You will get a unique link named affiliate for the product from the affiliate networks. Include it in the email, when the person will buy it via that linked, you’ll earn commission for it.


Rakuten Linkshare is one of the oldest affiliate partner networks that is gaining popularity very fast.

The platform comes with some distinctive features to make it user-friendly and distinguish it from the competition. One of these features includes rotating different banner ads for specific products, making it easier to administer and optimize in the long run.

You don't have to select the ad you would want to run on your blog manually; instead it will let multiple versions of ads rotate with a small piece of code.

Signup here  


Clickbank is one of the most popular affiliate marketing program that deals with all different types of digital products such as eBooks. If you do some research on YouTube you will find multiple accounts of the riches you can earn through Clickbank for example this link but there are plenty more.

The site has been around for many years and is among the first affiliate websites on the internet. You can sign up for a free account to get access to millions of merchandises that other members are selling.

The commissions are far and above many of the others on this list which is why it is rated highly. The challenge with Clickbank like most other affiliate sites is to find a good product to promote.

Signup here 


CJ, or Commission Junction affiliate programs for a wide range of popular and well-established organizations. The products you will sell are across a wide variety of topics, such as Airline, Hotels, Family, Health, Web, Telecom, and many more.

Here is a video which will guide you through the signup process and how to pick a product to promote.

They’re one of the largest affiliate networks in the world and several Fortune 500 companies use them to help promote their products. Like the other programs mentioned here you have to be able to direct traffic to the sales site. For this you have to work hard and be committed to creating these leads.

However if you can over the initial inertia you will be able to earn a good passive income stream through CJ. Signup here    

Amazon  Associate

Amazon does not need any introduction. It is the worlds largest online retailer. With more than one and a half million sellers, this is the perfect place for beginners to start affiliate marketing.

Unlike other companies where you will earn by promoting a single product, Amazon offers you with a unique link that earns you a commission each time a customer purchases any product from the site within a 24hour window. However, if you create a special link that automatically adds the product to someone's Amazon cart when they go through your affiliate link, Amazon will lengthen your cookie to 90 days!

The following video walks you through the process of getting started with amazon affiliates.

Signup here


Another great affiliate program on this list which connects businesses with marketers is Avantilink , where merchants will connect with affiliates to boost their sales. The affiliates can take all required marketing information from Avant link and use some of the available sales tools and start making money online.

Here is a video which steps through eh process and describes some of that available tools for Avanti link.

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Ebay as well has an affiliate program which seeks to connect sellers and affiliate marketers. Share your finds with your audience and get paid when items sell. Simply link an item or share your finds through Facebook, Twitter, your blog or website. If what you share sells, you'll earn money.

Here is a video describing the steps required to use the eBay affiliate program.


SharASale is another larger affiliate network that has more than 4000 merchants listed where 1000 of them are exclusive to Share sale. As a beginner either a seller or an affiliate marketer, this site is extremely easy to use. The platform also offers various features such as Average Commission, Reversal Rates, Average Sale Amount, and Earnings per Click.

Here is a video describing how to make money with Share Sale in 2018.

Signup here   



If you love, technology or things related to technology such as computers or software, this is the affiliate program for you.
The site offers of over 22,000 software products. Commissions are generally higher here than in most other programs and go as high as 50% of the sales price. You will be able to download a free copy of "100 Tips for successful affiliate marketing".

Here is a video describing the steps required to use the affiliate program.

Signup here

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