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Are You Trapped In Financial Struggles? Which is better: Employment on a full-time job or Being self-employed.

My honest truth is that, I hate having to work a 9-5 job.

However, at some point when I think about it, I like the idea of it: the comfort, the security but it is just not for me!

Well, I don’t mind working with people to get things done in a 9-5 job, but I just don’t have the desire to win the approval of my superiors.

I realize we all have different opinions. Some of you may be more comfortable being in a situation where other people are responsible for their earnings because you find security in that. Well, there’s nothing wrong with that.

But as for me my mantra is always to lead from the front and do it my own way.

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A lot of people dream of running their own company at some point in their lives, but they are still working to help build someone else’s assets.

If you are part of this group, it is high time you asked yourself, “why are you not working for yourself ?”

Let’s assume you are too focused on saving more money for the rainy day. Well, it makes sense and saving is definitely smart but it is not going to help you make money!

What you are doing here, is making a fixed income and just putting money aside and when the rainy days come you might find yourself using all of your savings and end up with nothing and no other sources of income apart from your 9-5 job, which will take you right back to square one!

The Worst Feeling Ever Is When You Think You Have Adjusted Then Things Go Back To Square ONE!

Why then don’t you invest your money in your business, well you don’t have to quit your 9-5 but at least this way you will watch your money grow!

I know its hard to get something started, but you have to take a chance. It might not take off immediately but that does not necessarily mean that you are a failure. Just be patient and let your business find its footing!

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To get rich is not all about being employed or being an entrepreneur BUT it is all about the value of the assets you own.

However, to achieve your own freedom of having to do whatever you want, whenever you want without anyone’s permission is what distinguishes a successful entrepreneur from other successful employees.

I mean, why should you be rich and still feel like you are in a cage?

What’s the purpose of being rich?

So how do we face our small demons, and decide to take the risk of starting something of our own?

Doing what everyone else does, tends to create a sense of security. And when we decide to go another way and start something of our own, we have people telling us it’s risky. That there is a chance of failure. That we have to work too hard.

Most of us are trained and made to think that we should be perfect.

This thought is what kills our inner ability to start something of our own!

This thought leads to the following:

  • Procrastination.
  • Lack of confidence.
  • Fear of the unknown.
  • Fear of failure.
  • Poor planning.

You should be determined to face these inner demons and go ahead to make it big through hard work, tenancy, sheer will and being at the right place at the right time with the right idea in mind!

In conclusion, becoming successful in your own business is more about your psychology, mentality and determination. You should focus more on setting and achieving small incremental business goals rather than trying to instantly build your business vision.

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Ultimate Guide For Writing An Insanely Best Selling eBook.

Is selling eBooks profitable?

Ebook business can be a life changer especially for those whose aim is to create a steady stream of income.

The arrival of eBooks has completely transformed our modern world today!

Therefore, if you are curious to know whether it is possible to earn passive income today through the power of eBooks.

Then the answer is YES.

First, what’s an eBook?

An eBook is an electronic book which can be accessed on any other digital platform such as mobile, desktop, tablet e.t.c

There are typically 2 types of eBooks.

  • Paid eBooks.
  • Free eBooks.

Paid eBooks are meant to generate sales and profits while the free eBooks are often used by bloggers and businesses as a clever marketing tactic for effective lead generation.

So if you are interested in getting into the eBook business, but have not yet started because maybe you are worried about how you will find the time, or not sure if you will succeed, then don’t worry.

This article will give you a complete guide to creating a profitable eBook in just 30 days maximum.

However, as much as this sounds easy, it is also good to keep in mind that even though it is possible to make money selling eBooks, just like any other kind of business, success does not come overnight.

You will have to put in a lot of hard work in order to succeed.

Having an eBook with your name would transform you from a mere blogger to an impressive author!

The following are 3 reasons why you should start writing your first eBook today!

1. A valuable eBook would greatly help in acquiring new email subscribers.

Having a good email list of subscribers is very important in your marketing strategies. Why?

You will have direct customers who have already proven to have loved your previous work, therefore, the high probability is that they will be willing to pay you in future for your information.

A list of email subscribers gives you the opportunity to market your future eBooks to the right targeted audience.

2. Having an authoritative eBook makes you look like an expert.

If you would like to build your name or brand in your niche, then eBook is a great way to start with, in order to build your credibility and authority.

3. Allows you to be your own boss.

You can be able to work from anywhere and whenever you feel like.

You will have total control of your business!

If you are a blogger, then selling eBooks can also be a great way to monetize your blog.

Before we jump into our guide, we need to set these points clear so as to help you get your mindset clear!

  • You do not need to have a popular blog that generates massive traffic, in order to start making money selling your eBooks.

You can sell an eBook even when you have two visitors in your blog! It all depends on how well you advertise them.

  • You do not need to spend all of your time in creating an eBook that makes money.

You can create a great eBook that sells within weeks, as long as you use the best tactics and strategies in creating it.

It is important to note that the amount of time you spend on your eBook, does not guarantee you success if you are not doing it the right way.

We will show you how to do it right.

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How Do You Write A Successful eBook?

Writing a successful eBook is not as hard as most people think.

You simply need to have great strategies and you will be all set to start writing, publish and begin to earn!

So let’s dive into the most important question that you need to ask yourself before you begin writing.

How Do You Choose A Profitable Niche?

STEP 1: Make a list of what you know.

You need to come up with a list of the things that you have intimate knowledge of.

It can be from your life experiences, work experience, your surroundings or maybe a niche that you are somewhat familiar with.

Remember you do not need to be an expert of any of that, all that is important is putting yourself in your reader’s shoes.

STEP 2: Adjust your list.

You adjust your list by removing topics that you are not that interested in.

Why?

Because you have to keep in mind that you are going to be spending all your time and energy on whatever niche you end up choosing.

So the question you should ask yourself is “Are you willing to devote all your energy and time into a niche that you will end up getting so bored with?”

STEP 3: Narrow down your niche.

Narrowing down your niche would greatly help in finding the right topics to write for your eBook, plus you will have the right audience to promote it to, on your blog.

So how do you narrow down?

You narrow down by taking the niche that you finally feel like you are more interested in, then making it be a niche specific.

For example, if you end up in a travelling niche, then these topics can fit in to make it more specific e.g travel in Australia, Travelling budget, e.t.c

STEP 4: Learn if there is a passion or a problem.

Do you know the two main reasons as to why people search or make purchases online?

They are either passionate about what they are searching for, or they are looking to solve a problem.

Therefore from your final list, you need to narrow it down once more to end up with those niche topics that either has a passion or/and problems.

You should take your time in identifying the problems, pain points, challenges, desires and aspirations that your niche audience has.

Then the next step is to pick the profitable problems.

Your audience’s problems are not usually equal, so what’s the difference?

There are two types of problems;

  • One that your audience would gladly pay for in order to solve them.
  • One that is very hard to sell!

This way you will find the right voice for your audience!

To effectively narrow down the list you need to ask yourself, what are people online asking about that given subject?

This is where you conduct your research!

There are so many platforms out there which would help you get what you are looking for.

STEP 5: Check the search volume and compare competition.

This step will guide you to figure out the problems that people are willing to pay for.

You can approach this step by finding out;

  • The total monthly searches related to a specific problem.
  • The total monthly searches that intend to solve the problem.
  • The number of good-quality free information that can be found online.

Once you discover what people are searching for online, you will need to find the right keywords and their monthly search volumes.

This is very essential since it would help you get the right audience, and determine the popularity of your keywords so that you do not end up creating an eBook that only a few are interested in reading.

As much as it is important to check on popularity, it is also important to avoid those keywords that are very popular and competitive as a beginner.

Why? Because it will take you a long way to climb up to the ladder of success.

STEP 6: Find out what makes you better or different from your competitors.

You need to be unique!

Study your competitors and instead of copying them, come up with a strategic idea that makes you better from them.

You can also aim to understand the language of your audience and in return use it to describe your ideal solutions, so as to echo the language back at them.

The following are some 9 dumb mistakes that you should avoid!

  1. Choosing a topic that you know so little about.
  2. Thinking like a writer, not a marketer while writing your eBook.
  3. Jumping into writing without a plan.
  4. Writing only when you feel like (always procrastinating) – if you do not build your writing consistency then you will never build your momentum.
  5. Quitting along the way.
  6. Writing without creating a backup – you can do this by emailing yourself copies of your written chapters.
  7. Using the first e-book title that comes in your mind.
  8. Forgetting to link your eBook back to your blog.
  9. Trying to cover too much ground without going deeper.

The Following Are Powerful Tips For Creating Your First Successful eBook.

1. Do not write for the money.

Do not choose a niche topic to write about just because you think it will make you fast money.

You may end up realizing that the market is very saturated and only the big established names on that niche are selling well.

2. Give yourself a limited amount of research.

Why?

A lot of eBook writers find themselves stuck in the research stage, just going through lots of articles and resources again and again which may be time-consuming.

While some may end up giving up along the way even before they start writing because they already feel the pressure.

Instead, give yourself an estimated time for your research, this could be 2 weeks of pure research or you can breakdown your research each time you are going to write a new chapter.

3. Read similar eBooks.

Reading similar eBook gives you ideas on various topics that you might not have thought about.

In addition, it will help you scale up in trying to provide more relevant information that is not included in the competitors eBook.

How?

After reading the eBook, try to ask yourself these questions;

  • What could I do to improve the eBooks value?
  • Has the eBook completely answered all my questions?
  • I’m I fully satisfied with the provided information or at some point did I find myself going back to Google to search for something the author mentioned but failed to explain it deeper?

 4. Always be certain of the facts and statistics that you are giving out.

You need to get your facts and statistics from reputable sources such as through government publications, look for original studies and many more.

Why?

Because sadly, some authors come up with their own facts and statistics that suit them, and this may affect you big time!

5. Always imagine you are talking to your friend or educating them.

This way you will find a voice that speaks directly to the reader and on most occasions, you won’t find yourself stranded in the middle.

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Here’s How To Write A High-Quality eBook in 30 Days Maximum.

DAY (1 -2)

Brainstorm on topic ideas.

  • Decide on the topics that you would like to write about by coming up with different ideas.
  • If you are active on social media you can post your ideas and find out how many people would like to know more (online survey).

Either way, you decide to do it, just remember you are only limited to a maximum of 2 days to come up with a solid idea of what you will write about.

Day (3-4)

Create an outline.

An outline will guide you on how you will work without getting stuck in the middle.

Generally, an outline is your roadmap!

  • Start with your conclusion. That is what exactly you would like to accomplish at the end of the eBook.
  • Go ahead and make a list of the main chapters. (Make sure each chapter flows very well in the learning process).
  • Take a look at similar eBooks and note down chapters which appear in almost every eBook, to avoid missing out on an important topic.

This would help your writing process to be very easy and fast!

Day (5-25)

Start writing your eBook.

If your word count target is 25,000 words then divide that with the number of days, so as to know how many words you should complete in a day before you go to sleep.

In this case, it would be 25,000/25 = 1000 words per day.

The following are some few tips to help you reach your daily word target for your eBook.

  • Choose the best times that you are more focused during the day.

If you work best in the morning then, commit yourself to wake up early in the morning and start working on your eBook.

If you work best at night then dedicate yourself to make sure you commit yourself into completing the word count before you go to sleep.

  • Do not edit your eBook while writing.

Do not worry about creating perfect content that has no grammatical errors or poor sentences stricture. Just write!

  • Get rid of all distractions while writing.

NOTE that, as days go by, you will already have developed a great continues writing habit.

Day 26.

Do not touch the eBook.

Stay away from your eBook.

Even if you get more ideas coming in, note them somewhere and take the day off.

This will help freshen your mind.

Day ( 27-28)

Go through your whole eBook making changes like;

  • Adding missing information.
  • Removing any material that has been covered elsewhere in the book.
  • Check whether there are some sub-chapters that need to be rearranged in a certain order, to make the writing flow in order.
  • Fix your typing errors and grammar mistakes.

Day (29-30)

Read once more slowly and carefully to thoroughly check your content.

You can share it with your trusted friend to help you pinpoint places which you have missed out on something.

This time focus on these;

  • Confusing sentences.
  • Missing words – this is usually very common.
  • Misspellings.

From just one month you would have an eBook that will make you money for months and years to come!

Before I conclude there is one more common question that most people ask that is;

How Long Should An eBook Be To Sell? Or Is there a correct length for an ebook to sell?

Well, some experts believe most readers prefer a shorter eBook than long written eBooks while some say the best selling eBooks are the long ones… so what’s the right length for your eBook?

I believe an eBook should be as long as it needs to be in order to get the whole point across!

Try not to focus on the length but rather the information you are giving out.

However, having an eBook that is less than 30 pages is a bit shorter.

I would suggest that you always try to go past the 60-page mark as long as you are providing valuable information.

Just work on your eBook and refine it! Avoid being obsessed with the length.

If you are still not convinced with the length, then check out the most successful eBooks in your category range from how many words, then consider writing to a similar length.

How Do I Self-Publish An eBook?

Without the right process, learning how to self publish can be a painful experience.

But first, why should you self-publish?

Long gone are the days when we had to look for agents to publish our books!

Self-publishing is the best move to make as an author since it gives you complete control of your creative and selling process.

So what steps should you take to successfully publish an eBook?

1. Create an eBook.

2. Design the cover of your eBook.

The following are some few things you should consider while designing your eBook.

  • Own Photo Rights Be aware of the copyright laws to avoid getting in trouble with Google.
  • Choose the right colour – The colour of your eBook cover plays a very important role in the selling and marketing process since it is always the first impression on your audience. Our brains process colours faster than words.

Choose a colour scheme that matches well with the emotion of your eBook plus the eBook’s tone

3. Choose your preferred eBook format.

This is the most important phase since it ensures your content is not edited.

You should choose an eBook format that is readable, meaning it can be easily read in any device such as smartphones, laptops, tablets e.t.c

The following are the most commonly used eBook formats:

1. PDF

These are commonly used today because of their ease of use and its ability to maintaining high-end formats and designs.

PDF’s do not offer authors great copy protection and they cannot be sold in a Kindle store or iBookstore.

2. EPUB.

Apart from PDF, EPUB is also commonly used today.

They have strong copy protection and are DRM (Digital Rights Management) protected which makes it be the most preferred format for authors.

There are 2 types of EPUB which include:

  • Fixed layout EPUB – This format gives users a more sophisticated design, it supports animations, interactivity and high-end designs.
  • Reflowable EPUB – This format adjusts itself to fit in any screen size since the files are reflowable.

It’s important to note that even if the reflowable EPUB can adjust to any screen size, it also has a flat linear design which makes the images to float with the text.

Therefore, if you would like a good looking eBook then EPUB this is the best format for you.

3. TXT.

These files are strictly texted only; they do not support any type of graphics or images.

They lack Digital Rights Management protection (DRM), formatting, interactivity and fixed layout.

4. AZW.

These files were developed by Amazon and are also known as Kindle files.

They have DRM protection which restricts readers to only use them on Kindles or Kindle apps.

 

Choosing the right eBook format is very important, and this is where most eBook authors make their biggest mistake!

To avoid these mistakes you must know:

  • Who is your targeted audience?
  • Where will you find most of your audience?
  • What does your eBook contain? (Is it plain text, has images and graphs).

 

4. Price your eBook.

There are several factors that you should consider before pricing your eBook, this includes:

  • Your eBook length.
  • It’s quality.
  • The genre.
  • Book Royalty percentage (This is the percentage of the price you would receive for your eBook at retail price).

This means that if you are selling your book on Amazon at $8.99 with a 70% royalty then this means you will receive $6.29 of that $8.99.

Royalty varies through multiple retailers, some may be more some less.

It is important to note that, if you are going to distribute your eBook through multiple retailers then your price should be the same on all selected platforms.

However, if you find that your price isn’t working you can always adjust if you are self-publishing.

 

5. Decide on how you want to publish your eBook.

It can either be through hiring an eBook aggregator who would format your eBook then publish and distribute it for you, or you can decide to self publish and do it yourself like a pro.

If you decide to self-publish your eBook, you will most definitely need more than just your eBook content.

Retailers usually have some standard requirements for each eBook before publishing.

The requirements differ on the different platforms however the following is a list of general information that you should have before you head on to publish your eBook:

1. Have a book title.

You should use the exact cover title of your eBook

2. Subtitles.

If your eBook has subtitles then you should add keywords on them.

3. Add the primary author and book contributors.

The name of the author should be included plus an “about the author” section.

If you were working with any translator, co-authors, editors e.t.c it is good to give them credit, since they contributed to the success of your eBook.

4. Include A description of your eBook.

Write a great intriguing sales description that would make your readers want to read your eBook. Make sure you point out the key concept of the eBook.

5. Edition number.

If you are going to be updating your eBook regularly, it is important to include the edition numbers to ensure your readers know the newest version.

6. Specify your publishing rights.

Verify your publishing rights by specifying if the eBook is owned or it’s a public domain.

Public domain means that the eBook is out of copyright meaning someone else can make another version of it, and who knows maybe they will end up selling it better than you or it will be available for free and no one would want to purchase yours since there’s a free version.

In this case, you most likely should verify it not being a public domain and that you hold all the necessary publishing rights.

7. Category.

You will need to find out what niche category your eBook belongs to, to help your readers searching on these categories to find your eBook.

  1. Gather publishing information.
  2. Choose eBook retailers.
  3. Finally, publish your eBook.

 

How Do I Promote My eBook?

The following are great ways to promote your eBook even when you don’t have money:

  1. Create a killer landing page.
  2. Use your website to promote it – you can add a pop-up eBook banner e.t.c.
  3. Use social media.
  4. Explore content sharing platforms such as medium, scoop.it e.t.c
  5. Invest your time on email marketing.

 

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Digital product business is my all-time favourite business model.

Learning how to create and sell digital products completely changed my life for the best.

Selling digital products is the most profitable and long term business that anyone can do, as long as you choose the best strategies.

This is a billion dollar industry!

Digital Product is for anyone! Why?

  • It is easy to get started, you just need to have the commitment, passion and self-drive.
  • Easy to create and publish.
  • Little or zero cost to start.
  • Get the opportunity to sell your products internationally.

I will give you a completely free guide that includes step by step formula, that anyone can go about in order to launch a successful digital product to start making money online, thus generate passive income for you.

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Why Should You Consider Starting A Digital Product Business?

Here are major advantages of starting A Digital Product business:

  • You get to be your own boss! – Get complete freedom.
  • It is a very flexible business – You can work from absolutely anywhere as long as you have a good internet connection.
  • Have the ability to earn passive income – digital products would help you to diversify your income.

It gives you the opportunity to create multiple passive income streams, that would eventually generate thousands of dollars each month.

Any person can start creating digital products that are worthy of sharing and selling online.

If you have skill, knowledge, talent, passion or even opinions, that you can share with the rest of the world, then it won’t be hard while starting out in the digital product business.

So What Is Considered A Digital Product?

The following is a list of digital products that you should be aware of before you start your digital product business:

  1. eBook.
  2. Software.
  3. Video.
  4. Audio and music.
  5. Photography.
  6. Graphics and design art.
  7. Documents.
  8. Courses.
  9. Professional Services.
  10. Tickets.
  11. Fonts.
  12. Web-based applications.

So what will you start selling today?

Before you jump on to deciding what exactly you want to create, I want to share very important information with you on this blog post, that will guide you in everything that you need to know today, for you to be successful in the digital product business.

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How Do You Create Your Own Online Digital Product?

The following are 5 steps to successfully launching a successfully profitable digital product that I highly recommend you to follow;

  1. Validate your idea.

Before coming up with a digital product you must first make a point of carefully validating your idea.

Why?

There are thousands of online self- published books on Amazon that have sold very few copies and others none at all, why? – Because the authors failed to take their time in this important step!

Validating your idea means that you should do research on your target market even before you begin creating your digital product.

Doing this will prevent you from devoting all your energy and time in building a digital product, that nobody actually wants.

You can start off by using some free research tools such as;

  • Google Keyword Planner – To help you analyze monthly search volume of your main keywords, plus it will help you project how competitive your specific keywords are on your chosen niche.
  • Google Trends – This also helps you see the popularity of specific keywords over a defined period of time.
  • Join online forums – Here you will get the most asked questions, what are people mostly talking about or show the most interest in.

 

  1. Start experimenting process.

You can start by providing a free small volume of digital products.

Proceed by setting up a good landing page on your website, so that you are able to collect an email list of those who show interest.

By doing this you will also get a hint of what many people are showing more interest in.

The most important thing that you should do while experimenting, is allowing people to download the digital products so that they can leave their email address behind.

High probability is that they will be among your most loyal customers in future, so do not feel bad giving out something for free. It’s worth it!

After you get a good number of email subscribers, make sure to follow these strategic phases in building your next eBook:

  • Present a problem for your audience.
  • Agitate the problem.
  • Deliver a solution to the problem through your digital product.
  1. Build your audience with free content.

You can do this by setting up a blog and start posting high-quality content.

Read here: The ultimate guide on how to create an effective blog that makes you money.

You can also begin guest posting.

In order to be a pro in this, you should read this post on How to exploit the power of seduction to create viral content.

Doing this you will certainly get lots of free traffic thus increasing more sign-ups and subscribers leading to customers!

  1. Create your first digital product!

After you have completed these steps, you will be sure to have obtained a small community and regular traffic to your blog, thus giving you time to now build a great digital product and have the opportunity to get early feedback on your digital product.

After you complete creating the digital product you will need to figure out;

  • How much you want to sell it.

Come up with the best price depending on the value you share on your digital product.

Do not compare your prices with your competitors, but instead know your products worth by asking yourself one question, “If it was you, how much would you be willing to pay for it?”

  • How are you going to collect payments for your digital products?
  • Where will you store customer order details?
  1. Incorporate Product feedback.

If you want to succeed and begin earning passive income from the digital products you need to want to listen to your audience’s feedback.

This way it would be easier for you to upgrade your digital product and your customers will be more interested in purchasing your next product.

Continue testing and multiplying your success with that digital product until you feel it’s time to start creating the next digital product.

You should always keep in mind that no matter what you are selling, the key is always to provide value and sooner or later you will be the next big thing in this industry.

Where Can I sell my digital products?

Before you go online to Google where to sell the digital products, you need first to know the most important features that a good digital product selling platform should have.

They include;

  1. Have powerful file delivery and digital storage.

What does this mean?

This means having a system that automatically sends users with email links right away after they make a purchase.

They also should provide an easy way to store your digital files and an unlimited amount of storage for your files.

  1. Allows you to integrate with top payment gateways.

Having different options of payment gateways such as PayPal, Stripe, Authorize.net and more would provide you with more options for selling.

However, having a platform that allows you to connect with only PayPal and Stripe can also do the trick.

  1. Has a clean shopping cart.

A clean shopping cart is one that includes the following;

  • It is easy to make a purchase at the checkout, without going through many processes before finally making a purchase. (Has minimal steps).
  • There are no ad popups, thus creating minimal distractions for the customer.
  1. Has great customer management.

Being able to see which customer visited your site, and those who purchased your digital products will really help you in conducting targeted marketing, thus helping you mould your future sales strategies and marketing.

It will also help you in handling various customer complaints.

For example, if a customer complains that they were overcharged you will be able to go back to verify if it is indeed true.

  1. Allows you to have total access to your digital files.

Having total control will help you maintain control over your downloads thus preventing people from;

  • Stealing your product.
  • You can configure your products expiring dates for the customers who have purchased, so as to prevent users from downloading the digital files multiple times.
  • Prevents unauthorized access.

Here’s a list of 4 best platforms to sell your digital products effortlessly.

  1. DPD

This is an easy to use digital publishing platform, that allows content creators to sell downloads and deliver digital contents such as eBooks, themes, software, graphics, music and so much more.

It gives you a 30-day free monthly trial.

It is very affordable, you can begin selling your digital products with as little as $10.

How does it work?

1. You simply create and upload your product on DPD. 

Their servers are fast and reliable, therefore it won’t take much of your time uploading.

2. Then just copy paste the add-to-cart button on your blog, website, Facebook e.t.c.

3. When a customer purchases any of your product the money goes directly into your payment processor. All money is yours there are no deductions.

4. The customer receives their digital product immediately after purchase.

Click Here For More Info On DPD.

2. Selz.

Selz gives you a free plan and if you decide to pay for an upgrade you get a 14-day free trial with no credit card required.

  1. Selz allows you to create your own managed beautifully online store which comes with:
  • Custom domain name.
  • Drag and drop store builder, which makes it very easy for anyone to create a store.
  • Free website themes.
  • Built-in blogging platform. So you don’t need to set-up a blog elsewhere.
  • It comes with a free SSL Certificate for all your pages on your online store.

2. With Selz, you can sell from anywhere.

  • Sell on your Facebook, by creating a fully functioning Facebook store.
  • Sell from your website, blog and social sites.

It allows you to add a customized buy button, embedded store and widgets so that your visitors don’t have to leave your website in order to make a purchase.

Your customers will have a beautiful checkout experience right from your site!

 

Click here for more info on Selz.

3. Sellfy.

Sellfy offers 14-days free trial. Their payment plans start from $29/month.

Selfy comes with:

  • A customized online storefront.
  • Can be embedded in any website.
  • Has a built-in email marketing.
  • Gives you advanced analytics.
  • Get instant payouts.
  • Offers coupons and upsells.

Click here for more info on Sellfy.

4. Sendowl.

Sendowl offers a 30-day free trial (no credit card required).

Its pricing starts from as little as $9.

With Sendowl all you have to do is create your digital product, then Sendowl will:

  • Integrate them with different payment gateways.
  • Create a conversion optimised checkout.
  • Ensure automated digital delivery.
  • Then you get paid!

Here’s why I love Sendowl:

  • Anyone from anywhere can have an easy time buying since it has the multi-language feature which greatly improves conversion.
  • Has a wide variety of payment options including Bitcoin, Apple pay, Paypal and you can also pay with your credit card.
  • You can sell from anywhere, be it social media, through email, your website or blog e.t.c
  • The best of all is that you can find affiliates to promote your digital products through their in-built affiliate system.

Click here for more info on Sendowl.

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Ultimate Guide: Best Strategies To Make Money Blogging.

Can I make a passive income through blogging?

Absolutely Yes!

There are plenty of bloggers out there like Ewdison Then, Peter Rojas and Pete Cashmore among others who are earning over 6-figures from just blogging.

Some started blogging just as a hobby but with time their blogs turned out to be their major online success in making money.

Therefore, if you are out there wondering if you can do the same, then I assure you today that it is very possible to achieve that dream and start making money online.

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I remember when I finally made the decision to finally quit my job and start chasing my online success, I thought to myself;

“Never will I have to work for someone to make them rich while I get a very small percentage of their success.”

“Never again will I have to care about someone else bottom line!”

“Never again will I ever have to worry about what I would do to get promoted.       

“Never again will I worry about being fired and start again from zero to look for another job.”

I must admit that coming to the final decision of quitting my job was really hard.

A greater part in me was very hesitant to make that next step of my life.

I kept on postponing and assuring myself that the following month I would write a resignation letter but 3 months passed by, when I never made my final firm decision to finally quit.

So after the 3 months, I got pregnant with my first child and this is what motivated me to finally step up boldly and quit my job to start something of my own.

All my life I always visioned myself being that mother who is always there to raise my kids and not pay someone else to do it for me.

I always wanted to give my all to my children and nature them to be the best version of themselves.

So when I found out I was pregnant I immediately took the step and up to date, I don’t regret it I only wish I did that early enough.

What did this mean?

This meant pay decrease and had to put extra effort in order to start making my own money online.

However, in the long run, it is one of the best career choices that I have ever made!

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So back to blogging…

Is it easy? Absolutely Not!

I will be very frank with you and not beat around.

Blogging is tough and in most cases not predictable!

I am not trying to discourage anyone but this is the plain truth.

However, with the right help, you will manage to be successful in blogging and finally get your breakthrough in online success.

We all want to make money, right?

So maybe you started running a blog since you heard it was an easy way to make money online while you are at home, or maybe you are like me, you wanted to have something of your own!

Whichever the case, I want to tell you today that it is very possible to make money online, but only if you do it right.

You could end up making enough money to support your needs, expenses, your family and more.

You have to challenge yourself to learn how to start a blog today and making money through it.

I have created an ultimate guide that will show you the exact strategies and techniques for starting a blog and actually start making money out of it.

So let’s get into it.

So how do I start a blog business and get paid?

Before we proceed I would like to point out that;

  • If you think you can make money by writing something that you are not familiar with or not passionate about, then think twice!
  • If you want quick results without putting in more work, then be sure to give up eventually!
  • If you are not committed to program yourself to publish new posts regularly and interact more with your audience, then be sure to be stuck in the same place as you started!

Knowing this as a beginner will prepare you to know what you are expected to do even before you start a blog.

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The following are 10 summarized easy steps for you to take to start a successful blog today.

STEP 1: Decide On A Niche.

Deciding on a niche before starting a blog is very important since that niche will be your center angle.

Quick question to ask yourself is that;

What will you want to write about?

What information do you want to pass across?

Do you want it to be about a specific industry?

Do you want to display your skills or will it be in the area of personal development?

STEP 2: Find A Good Blog Name and Domain Name.

I would recommend that you get a dot-com domain extension.

However, if you cannot find one then you can opt for different extension but avoid going for .US, .CA, .info or .cc because they will not get you the same global appeal and awareness that you will get from a .com or any other.

Things to avoid when coming up with a domain name;

  • Avoid domain names that have over 15 characters.

Google does not like this. Just try not to go beyond 3 words maximum.

  • Avoid putting hyphens and numbers in your domain name.

Hyphens are usually an indication of spam.

In summary; what is a good domain name?

  1. A good domain name is easy to remember – internet users can easily memorize and type them whenever they want to go back to visit your site.
  2. Easy to spell – Avoid using complex pronunciation and anything else that may make someone to misspell your web address.
  3. Descriptive domain– This way visitors will have a clue of what your site is really about even before they enter it.

 

Quick Tip when coming up with a domain and blog name try to add a keyword that is in your niche to boost your SEO.

This will help you to come up with a killer domain!

STEP 3: Find A Good Hosting Provider.

So how do I choose a hosting provider?

1. Decide how much help you will need in setting it up.

This will help you determine whether you will require a non-managed service whereby you will do everything by yourself or if not then you would opt to delegate completely the management of your website and this way you will have to go for the managed service.

Managed service allows the providers to keep an eye on your site by ensuring it loads properly, there are no security issues, manage backup’s e.t.c

2. Learn and understand server types.

Shared hosting

This is whereby one box is run by hundreds of other websites. It is the cheapest hosting that is available.

Shared hosting always limits you from uploading files via SFTP or FTP, restricts what programs you may want to run, prevent shell access and limit the amount of access to the database that your site can perform.

In short, it limits your complete access to the server’s capabilities.

Virtual Private Server (VPS).

This is a virtual machine running in a box.

Its performance is so much better compared to the shared service above.

If you decide to use this you should familiarize yourself with some basic server management and maintenance.

Dedicated Server.

This comes in the form of a physical box which is rented to you.

Only get this if you have skills in system management.

Cloud Server.

This can be a better choice for most bloggers.

It usually runs on giant public clouds like Microsoft Azure.

The advantage of these is that you can scale seamlessly. All you need is pay more and nothing needs to be rebuilt or moved.

3. Make sure you own your own domain.

Before you decide on what web hosting provider you would like, make sure you own your own domain!

This way you can be able to change web host providers if need be plus you get the opportunity to also own any of your SEO benefits.

What are the most important factors to evaluate when selecting a hosting service?

The following are 8 qualities of a good hosting provider:

1. Speed.

You should make sure that your website is blazing fast so that your visitors don’t end up going somewhere else. No one wants to wait on a slow network!

2. Space.

Make sure you have enough space for whatever you want to do with your website. Space is always cheap so this should not be a limitation.

3. Reliability.

A website that keeps going down ends up losing a number of visitors, which may affect your profits, reputation e.t.c

Therefore your web host should be very reliable and you can find this out by looking up in the internet for the web host customer reviews, search for complaints about them, and check to see if they offer a guaranteed up-time.

All these will help you determine if they are truly reliable or not.

4. Customer Support.

You need to have a web host provider who you can reach out and get a quick response from them.

You can do this by checking their hours of support; if they have a published phone number or if they offer chat support. This would help you know how easy it would be to reach someone in case of an emergency e.t.c

5. Secure location.

Web hosts that are local are most likely to be reliable, easy to contact and most of all fast.

It is even so much better to have a web server that is located in the same country as to where most of your visitors are coming from.

6. Payment plans.

You should research and be aware of hosting companies that lure you with web hosting low prices but in return, they ask for more money so that they can give you more extra features that are mostly standard on most of the web hosts.

7. Great technology and superior features.

You need to first find out if the web host provides everything that you will need.

Do this by going into their control panel, script language support, the number of allowed sub-domains, check if it is hosted on Unix or Windows platform and most of all their databases.

8. Have substantial Bandwidth.

Some web host companies tend to cut you off when you have too much traffic while some charge you more.

You should make sure that the web hosting company that you choose allows you to go ahead and buy more bandwidth when you have more traffic in the future.

 

STEP 4: Choose a Good Blogging Platform (CMS).

Blogging platform also known as CMS (Content Management System) is where you get to write, design and publish your blog posts.

A good CMS allows you to easily use, organize your content, upload videos, and images, select preferred themes or custom design elements thus giving you total control over your entire blog.

WordPress is a good example of a good CMS.

STEP 5: Choose a good theme and design for your blog.

STEP 6: Create essential pages for your blog.

The most essential pages in your blog include About and Contact pages.

Step 7: Configure AMP (Accelerated Mobile Projects) Pages.

AMP specifications are very important since they help to ensure your pages are loading very quickly.

It does this by removing some extraneous bloated elements and thinning down your blog pages that may make your site load slow.

STEP 8: Set up Google Analytics.

Google analytics will help you to track down your work and find out how effective your blogging is.

STEP 9: Develop a content strategy.

  • Commit yourself to a regular publishing schedule.
  • Try using visuals on your content such as images, videos, and designs that stand out.
  • Write a keyword- focused content.
  • Publish and promote your posts.

Step 10: Decide on an income stream.

Will you be an affiliate?

Will you sell eBooks or online courses?

Will you run ads?

Or will you be selling a particular service?

Whatever it is you need to decide!

Step 11: Build a great sales funnel.

To build a successful sales funnel you will need;

  • First and for all, you will need an email marketing system.

There are so many plugins and programs that will help you on email marketing such as Mail Chimp, Aweber, Constant Contact e.t.c

You will have to have email subscribers for you to begin email marketing.

  • Secondly, you need to come up with a free offer.

This will not only allow you to get emails from your blog visitors, but you will also be able to see if whatever you are offering is providing value to your readers, thus giving you an opportunity to create more but this time for sale.

You can start selling cheap then scale up as you grow.

You probably won’t believe it but people are willing to pay $1000 to join a mastermind program and so much more.

This may give you passive income in the future.

How Do You Develop a Blog Strategy?

Before we head on to the steps you need to take in order to develop a blog strategy you need to know the following;

  • Purpose.

Why do you have a blog?

  • Competition.

Who are your top competitors? And what are they doing to make them stay on top?

  • Distribution platforms.

Where are you planning to distribute your blog content?

  • Rhythm.

How many blog posts are you committed to posting a day?

 

  1. Create a budget for your blog.

This does not mean only in terms of money but time too.

In order for you to beat your competitors, you need to budget for the time too.

Creating time for you to make your blog to be great will make all the difference.

  1. Define your goals for content strategy.

You need to ask yourself;

  • What do you want to achieve from your writing?
  • What do you want your content to do?
  • Are you aiming to make money through your content?
  • Or is your main aim to build brand awareness?

 

  1. Define your core audience.

This step needs more research.

Getting a clear detailed description of your ideal audience, it will greatly help you in tailoring blog content to people who will be interested in reading your blog posts.

Conducting good research on your type of audience will help you discover your readers’ behaviors, interests, challenges, and curiosities then go ahead and create a content that is tailored to all these.

You can use sites like Quora, Reddit and Fluther to know what they are asking.

Being able to narrow down your targeted audience would really help you in coming up with a plan for;

  • Great engaging topics.
  • Discover the marketing channels that will effectively reach your targeted audience.
  • You will be able to develop a good content strategy.
  • You will know which keywords you will be targeting.
  1. Have a content promotional strategy.
  2. Create an action-driven content.

 

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In Conclusion;

How Many Views Do You Need To Make Money Blogging?

For starters let’s make one thing clear; you do not need to have millions of blog visitors in order to make money online! What you need is a strategic plan.

How Do Beginner Blogs Make Money?

QUICK TIPS.

  • Do not wait for your blog to start generating traffic for you to start making money. Always have a product by your side to promote. You can get a buyer also from one single blog visit.
  • Learn and invest your time in finding out how bloggers make money then go ahead and build multiple income sources.
  • Always be strategic and yearn to increase traffic!

 

 

How can I make my blog to grow faster?

  1. Promote your blog through social media.
  2. Be a boss in SEO.
  3. Create backlinks for your blog.
  4. Join online communities.
  5. Follow other bloggers.
  6. Use paid Ads such as Pinterest ads, Facebook ads, Adwords e.t.c (do this when you know you have mastered everything about content creation. Read this Blog post on how to create a viral content in 30 minutes for more info and a deeper understanding of content creation.
  7. Invest your time in your blog and promoting it!

 

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