We are still going through a long, difficult recession here in Britain, and there is not a lot of money around for the ordinary man yo use for leisure. Unemployment, so they say, is at a seven year low. They fail to mention that the jobs now are poorly paid, part time, and often have zero hour contracts meaning that work is not guaranteed, and the worker can be sent home at any time. The employers have no responsibility to provide them with work.
Smart people, however, are making a good living by using the technology to hand. It seems that, if they have a computer and an internet connection, some people have an ability to think out of the box and make money. I won’t say this work is easy; nothing ever is. But it is convenient. By using business tablets and slates, they have cleverly discovered ways to make money without having to leave their bedrooms and go to work.
Here are three ways that you could make money yourself and steal some of their thunder.
If you are internet savvy and are able to build a website, affiliate marketing is a great way to raise cash. Affiliate marketing works by placing adverts or links of some kind onto your website. Every time someone views, clicks, or buys something related to the advert, money is credited to your affiliate account. Whether you are paid per view, click, or sale, is all down to the agreement you make. So, if you have the ability to build a website that will attract millions of viewers, affiliate marketing can be very lucrative. The website will need to be about a subject that updates regularly so that people will return to it. It could contain funny pictures or videos; something that is popular today. You may need to sink a lot of money into promoting your own site to begin with until the traffic to it becomes self-sustaining.
Do you enjoy writing and are you confident with a keyboard? Blogging is an interesting way to earn money. It involves writing articles that contain links to clients websites. The blog subject will depend on the clients website link. It does not have to be written about the clients product or services directly, but will be relevant to them. The number of inbound links to a website is a big factor in calculating the website’s ranking on search engines. Obviously, the higher the ranking, the more visible the website will be in search engine results
Smart people sell on the internet without ever handling a product. This is called drop shipping and here is how it works. Firstly you come to an agreement with a manufacturer or stockist. Then you build a website and sell their products as if they were your own. When a sale is made, the supplier ships the item to the buyer and you get a cut of the sale price. If you are are able to build websites yourself, there is big money to be made from drop shipping.
So as you can see, with a clear mind and the ability to work with modern technology, it is possible that anyone could make a living from the internet. At least, that is, until the market is flooded with people that have chosen to take up this form of self employment. Make the most of it now, while you can.
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