Ally Invest (formerly TradeKing) is an online broker that allows you to trade for only $4.95 a pop. That’s not a lot, folks. E*Trade, TD Ameritrade, Scottrade, Charles Schwab, and Fidelity all have higher trading fees.
Most pawnshops will buy your CDs and DVDs, although they will pick and choose which ones they’ll take, and they won’t pay much. Expect to get a dollar or less for each one — so you’ll want to combine this strategy with a couple of others. But hey, every dollar counts!
Instead, try to be a community for your audience. Facebook is a great place to hold industry chats or discussions, whether it’s with a different audience or your own customers. While Twitter often gets all the limelight of being a social customer care mecca, don’t forget about Facebook too.
You can localize to a region, age, gender and of course add in keywords so your advertisement reaches those with a genuine, vested interest in your business area. The many different changeable elements also help in the testing stage, allowing you to see the exact creative combination that works for your brand and your goals, as well as trialing different video formats, lengths and anything else you want to test to find the perfect style of content for your business. Remember: test > measure > analyse > refine > repeat.
Surveys aren’t a way to make money fast — but sign up is super easy, and you can fill them out in your down time. Great way to cash in on commercial breaks! Here are some of our favorite paid survey sites:
SID (shopper ID) enables publisher to track where their referred actions originated so they can target and/or reward their unique shoppers. When the visitor makes a purchase or completes a lead form, that transaction is tracked and recorded by Commission Junction.
Know Your Audience. Check out Audience Insights to learn more about your customers or prospects. It’s located inside the Facebook Ad Manager in the lefthand navigation. If your company isn’t listed, try a bigger competitor, industry magazines, or associations. See what other pages they like. Record this info to use for your ad targeting.
That’s not to say the scams are gone. In fact, you need to be more careful than ever as the fake opportunities have become more sophisticated in their marketing. Click here for 5 online job scams and learn how to spot them.
Our review: NewVista offers users cash for completing surveys where 1 point = £1. For some, it can take a while to reach the £50 threshold but the surveys usually take just 15 minutes (so ~£4/hour) and they pay well.
Can you make it believable enough without being actually there and experiencing the retreats? I mean, one could just re-write the experiences of other people, if nothing else, but does that really work?
Do you have blazing fast typing fingers? Online transcription company SpeakWrite hires independent contractors and lets them set their own hours and work from home. SpeakWrite says its typists on average earn around $300 per month, while the top earners pull in over $3,000. You must first pass a typing test that judges you for speed and accuracy and requires you to have some previous experience in transcription and word processing.
A Facebook Lookalike Audience is a list of users who have similar characteristics to your website custom audience. You can use it to find other people who are already like your customers, or to find people like the ones who are already like your page.
I’ve made more money through email marketing than any other strategy online. Don’t promote any affiliate offer, or your own product for that matter directly. Always capture users email address, by giving them free information (e.g., an ebook, a few chapters of your book for free, or software.
CPC/PPC: Pay-Per-Click is exactly what it sounds like – you only pay for your ad when someone clicks it. I recommend this strategy for people who are just starting out with Facebook Ads because it’s easy to control how much you spend.
Not necessarily, but a blog is really the best promotional tool. With that said, you can always use methods such as PPC or advertising to promote a product. This is more like hit-and-run affiliate marketing, however. The best way to make the most out of your affiliate marketing opportunities is to have a blog and use it for hard and soft promotion.
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Automated Email No. 2—Tell an interesting story that connects to your product. For example, the food truck could talk about how they couldn’t find a good Pho/Italian fusion restaurant and so quit their corporate jobs and created their food truck, Pho Get About It.
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For example, mobile ads should highlight the problem have and the solutions that are available. By the time people get to most aware, your desktop ads should focus on validating why your product is the best option available.
I’d really like further input on this as this is one thing I have struggled with since starting a blog. I signed up with a lot of the affiliate networks but since starting my blog and really getting my feet wet with affiliates, I was able to truly grasp how many of the “great deals” I found on other blogs were just affiliate links. It was really discouraging to me personally, because here I was thinking that the blogger was finding all these great deals and wanting to share them with others, and then I realized that they get them emailed to them daily and get paid for getting us to sign up. I’m not saying I don’t think a blogger should make money from affiliates! However, I was personally discouraged after realizing the amount of affiliate posts that I’ve seen on other blogs, and it makes me not want to post any on my own blog. I eventually realized that one of my favorite blogs was practically posting affiliate posts all day long. I dunno, what do you think? Am I even making sense? 🙂 Maybe you can help me think about all this affiliate stuff in a different light!