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I have for sometime quietly observed the blogging trend and noticed that so many people start blogging but don’t really know how to turn on the blogging money tap. In truth, blogging is big business in today’s world and my estimate is that by the end of this year, the number of internet blogs should at least triple. As a matter of fact, as far back as 2007, The China Internet Network Information Center reported the number of blogs spaces has reached 72.82 million just in China alone and now we are in 2014.

As of today, it is estimated that at least 3 new blogs are created every half a second and more than 200,000 blogs are created per day! For the smart investor, and for people who have insight in business opportunity, this can mean only one thing – there is so much money to be made. I don’t consider myself as an active blogger, simply because I have a lot of other stuff that compete for my time and attention but the truth remains that since 2006, each of my blogging projects has produced not less than $5000 per year and all it costs me to put them up is $9. So, read articles and re-read it again, then go all out to take some blogging action because blogs are there to make you rich!

After over 8 months, I have learned deeply about blogs and blogging and I have bought and read almost every new $97 blog e-books. I will give to you 5 super simple ways to make money from blogging:

1. Start A Blog Theme Directory

This looks obvious but I am 100% certain that 99% bloggers all over the world have never considered doing this, yet there is a lot of money to be made from it. If you have ever owned a blog, you must have always found yourself trying to make it unique. In your bid to do this, you search around for blog themes, especially in the case of the all famous WordPress themes. Imagine the estimated 200 million blogs on the internet and you won’t need a university degree to figure out the fact that these guys (owners of these blogs) are searching for unique themes.

Fortunately, WordPress themes are not so hard to create. You can create them from scratch if you have a bit of graphics and computer programming knowledge or you can simply buy rights to the themes and then sell them at the current rate or do little modifications to make them unique and then sell. I have seen places online where one single WordPress theme sells for as much as $200. Common! Think about over 200 million and growing potential customers ready to buy from you.

2. Start a WordPress Theme Customization Service

This will require you to have a few basic skills, like customization of existing themes, graphics and plugin installation, and then the theme installation itself. Again, this is not so difficult to learn. As a matter of fact, you can learn theme customization under 24 hours if you put your heart to it and then be in business. Just start using your skills in customer acquisition which you’ve learnt over the years to get customers and charge them a fee for your service.

3. Build & Flip WordPress Blogs

I cannot cover all the essential details for doing this in here, but I will just describe the basics as quickly as I can. The first thing to do is come up with a blog about an area (niche) which you know is hot. Once you have a good niche, purchase a domain name and webhosting account for it through a very good company that provides these services.

Once you have access to the control panel, login, and upload your blog. Once that is done, find a good WordPress theme and install it on your blog. After that, put 10 to 30 unique articles on the blog. You should be able to sell the blog for between $200 to $1000, depending on how well it is done, the quality of articles, how much traffic you can draw to it et cetera.

Truthfully, as far as I am concerned, that is some nice fast cash because you can even sell your blog less than 48 hours for as high as $200. Now do the Mathematics… you invested $15 to set up an effective blog and sold it out for $200, and you know for sure that you can create 5 of such in a week. That means you can easily rake up to $1000 selling blogs regularly.

NOTE: when starting out, it is not uncommon to make a few mistake and to sell lower but once you start getting a feel of how this is done, you will be surprised that you can easily make $2000 worth of deals quite easily. Also, don’t forget that not all your project will sell but the ones that sell will compensate handsomely for the ones that did not sell.

4. Advert & Affiliate Earnings

Build a blog, work on it, make it popular and sell advert space on it. The great thing is that there are a lot of advert management plugins that do a nice job of inserting your advert on the blog and shutting it off automatically at the end of the advert period. So, once you have a popular or fairly popular blog, start placing adverts spaces for people visiting it to see. If you get to the point of having a very popular blog site, I don’t see any reason why the banks and other big companies will not want to place their adverts on your blog site and pay you for advert placement.

Another way to earn is the use of AdSense and Affiliate programs. There are a lot of programs that pay. There are health products, beauty products, webhosting services like HostGator, autoresponders like Getresponse, Website builders like website wizard et cetera that you can easily make money from their affiliate programs by using your blog as the platform for marketing or promoting them through your affiliate links.

5. Blog Banner Design Services

If you have been online for a length of time, you will notice that on most blogs, there are usually 2 columns and somewhere on the side you will see 125 X 125 advert boxes advertising one thing or the other. This is the type of stuff that many such blogs or websites creates.

So, if you can create beautiful animated “gif” images, there is a big business waiting for you. Even if you cannot do that at the moment, just get a copy of Fireworks, install it and go online to find tutorials on creating animated gif images with fireworks.

You can see that blogging is really big business just that it has a lot of work in it. As the saying goes “No pain, No gain”. So you must put in some efforts, time and funds in other for you to make reasonable income through blogging.

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“Content marketing is a success defining element for today’s businesses. Better the content marketing better is the business.”

Content marketing in a right way can give your business a right exposure. In this fast paced world of internet, you cannot neglect it, otherwise, your business might extinguish in the end. You have to pay equal attention to content creation and promotion.

With each passing day, we see new trends emerging in almost every aspect of online marketing. Content marketing is no different. From Facebook, Twitter to Snapchat, new platforms are being emerged, promising to deliver better value for content marketing.

To stay competitive, companies have to stay updated with the emerging trends. That’s why today I aim to shed light on major trends that you should watch closely in 2017.

Content Marketing Through Videos

Video is visual description of your story.

Being in trend from quite some time, videos will continue to lead the content marketing in 2017. The effectiveness of videos is obvious as indicated by the following statistics on HubSpot.com.

  • Videos increase click-through rate by 200-300%
  • Videos increase conversion by 80%
  • 64% of customers make buying decisions after watching the video
  • YouTube reports 100% increase in mobile video views every year.

No doubt, marketing through videos is really effective but that does not mean you start doing it haphazardly. You should do strategic video marketing to squeeze maximum juice out of it. Make purposeful videos and align with your long-term strategy. Through videos, you can:

  • Deliver your brand message
  • Communicate your brand story
  • Explain your value proposition
  • Build relations with your customers and prospects.

However, you also need to be careful while creating videos. A boring video or a video that does not have any value for customers will go in vain.

Keep following do’s and don’ts in mind:

Do’s:

  • Videos should be purposeful and carry value for your customers.
  • Videos should be attention grabbing.
  • Videos should be bit emotional or sentimental.

Don’ts:

  • Videos should not be too long or too short
  • Videos should not be boring
  • Videos should not be offensive by any mean.

So heads up for 2017 and aim to interact and convert your customers through strategic video marketing.

Content Marketing Through Snapchat

As reported on Bloomberg, every month Snapchat gets about 10 billion views and 100 million active users. Imagine the wider audience you can reach by using Snapchat.

Snapchat is on scene since 2012. Earlier, it was considered mainly as a sexting app. But with the passage of time, Snapchat added features that make it a really attractive marketing medium for businesses. 2017 is expected to see exponential growth in Snapchat use for content marketing.

Snapchat allows 10 second snapshots. That means nothing useless, only the message that you really want to convey. Not only it is highly engaging, it also allows easy interaction with customers.

Through a 10-second snapshot, you can

  • Introduce your business
  • Convey your inspiring story
  • Create a teaser
  • Offer a discount or promotion
  • Find the talent
  • Promote your product

And the options are unlimited.

So keep your fingers crossed in 2017 to explore thousands of ways you can use Snapchat to reach a wider audience.

Use Data-Backed Content

Whatever medium you are using for content marketing, make sure that the content you are marketing is valuable. It should be informative, educative and interesting. Back it with important statistics, facts and figures to build a high level of trust with your audience. Include case studies, expert opinions and empirical evidences to support your information.

So keep these points in mind while you are planning a content marketing strategy for 2017. Focus on these areas and you will have a brilliant year ahead.

Best of Luck!

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¬†As we dive further into a new year, it’s time to think about the marketing trends that will dominate this year and how you can use them to increase the reach of your brand. Visual marketing is increasingly where it’s at in a world where we are surrounded almost 24/7 by phone screens, tablet screens, computer screens, and TVs giving us a constant stream of information. Keep visual marketing at the forefront of your plan with these video marketing trends.
  1. Branded Video Content – If you don’t have it already, now is the time to catch up on establishing your YouTube channel and compiling your collection of branded videos that talk about your services and products. You may be surprised at how many loyal followers you gain on your video channel. The more relevant and useful your content can be, the better response you will get. The trend right now is to combine your high quality video content online with online ads, either through search engine marketing on Google and Bing or on social networks like Facebook, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.
  2. Home Page and Product or Service Page Videos – More and more, consumers want to hear your story. They aren’t just buying your product; they are investing in a relationship with your brand. Placing videos on your home page and product and service pages allows them to engage more intimately with your brand from the comfort of their mobile screen. An added benefit is that traffic gets a visual representation of what you do and who you are. Put a little thought into how you want to be presented to your target market and create a video they would love. When they see that first on your page, you’ve already sold them.
  3. Email Marketing Videos – Email marketing is seeing a resurgence this year. Although it seemed to be on the way out because of other mediums, such as social media, email marketing remains a great way to reach your devoted customer base and nurture new relationships. Videos are the latest trend to hit email marketing. They serve the same function in your emails as they do on your website – encourage customer interaction with your brand.

Remember for all video content to keep your message short, interesting, and to the point. The average audience will not watch a video beyond three or four minutes and one to two minutes really hits the sweet spot for audience engagement.

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With an entrepreneurial spirit, perhaps you might be thinking about money making ideas that have been proven and are profitable on the internet that you can use to make a living with. Online business is still an evolving tool to earn money. Everyone has predicted a major tech crash as a matter of fact it’s already happening.

According to Hostingfacts.com in 2017, “there will be more internet traffic than all prior internet years combined. Wi-Fi and mobile-connected devices will generate 68% of all internet traffic in 2017.”

More statistics show that “worldwide retail e-commerce sales will reach $1.915 Trillion in this alone according to Emarketer.com. There are a number of ways by which people can make money online.

Internet businesses provide relaxation and comfortability to people who run their own business while sitting in their homes or traveling the world. E- Commerce refers to the online functioning of businesses in which all of the transactions are accepted by means of the World Wide Web.

Online sales in the United States are anticipated to reach $523 billion in the next five years. This is up 56% from $335 billion in 2015, and mobile devices are expected to be a key leader in that growth, Forrester Research Inc. says.

The Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced “that the estimate of U.S. retail e-commerce sales for the third quarter of 2016, was $101.3 billion, an increase of 4.0 percent from the second quarter of 2016. Total retail sales globally for the third quarter was estimated at $1,212.5 billion, an increase of 0.9 percent from the second quarter of 2016.”

With the collapse of the tech bust in full swing, should you even attempt entrepreneurship online, let alone a new business launch in 2017? My answer? Absolutely yes.

On the internet, there are unlimited things that can be done to earn money. It is all up to the individual how much they can profit from these online opportunities. The trend is constantly evolving with innovative business ideas.

The start of a new year means a great interest in new and exciting things, as we look forward to the year in the making. The year 2017 is also likely to see some changes with a few money making ideas not being in demand and new ones harvesting up.

Learning how to make money on the internet with an e-business is one of the most proven and profitable money making ideas dominating the economy. Facebook now has 1.55 billion active users and 2.9 billion Google searches are made every day. With this data, there is endless opportunity for the ordinary person looking to create money online.

In this article, I’ve researched a few of the businesses that are going to be profitable for the next 5 years. While tech may be on the decline, the world continually has room for proven, profitable and innovative products as well as services.

Proven & Profitable Money Making Ideas

Blogging

If you have a particular subject that interests you and you are passionate about it, then you can start a blog around such topic. Blogging is one of the fastest growing business trends on the web and the sweetest thing is that it is an information based business.

Many people in the current world are getting money by having their own blogs and websites. Generally, on these blogs and websites, they are putting thought-provoking and valuable information that interests other people. The science is simple; the additional number of visitors the more money you can make via advertisement and other revenues.

This works much like television where the more viewership means more advertisements and at a higher rate. This is one of the most well-known and informal techniques of producing an income online and it doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. Don’t worry about technicalities, programming, etc. You also won’t need to invest a dime to get started as there are free platforms you can utilize like Blogger and WordPress being the most trusted blogging platform since 2004.

E-commerce Store

Another proven and profitable idea to start an internet business is to maintain an online store. You can provide products to your customers online. Yes, you can set up an e-commerce or retail store online and you can start this online business from home without even owning a single product. You can sell virtually anything ranging from books, clothes, and electronics to household item through wholesale drop shipping or by setting up an affiliate store with Amazon or eBay.

You may even sell anything from customized cakes to used items to even new products you created on your own. With this kind of business idea, people primarily receive payment via credit card or PayPal accounts. It totally depends upon you as some people prefer to collect payment at the time of delivery of the products.

In the online store, you can provide a wide range of products in one place and keep the customers engaged with new products or services. On the other hand, if you are creating products from scratch, you have to keep up good relationships with your suppliers so your business can be successful.

Affiliate Marketing

To become an affiliate marketer means that you will be promoting other people’s products and services through a blog or store online. How it works is whenever there is a sale, you will get a commission. The most stimulating fact here is that you don’t even need a dime of your own money to start it and you get to partner with some of the biggest enterprises in the world. The first venture I would recommend you to start online is your own affiliate marketing business.

Internet Marketing Services

Servicing people to help drive visitors to their websites can be an outstanding online business with a strong profit potential. Examples of services you can provide include pay-per-Click (PPC) advertising services, blog marketing services, article marketing services, guest blogging, link building service, etc.

Doing business on the web can be challenging because things often change quickly online. This idea allows you to help other online entrepreneurs such as yourself, keep up with the latest trends in internet marketing.

Vlogging

This is comparable to a blog but in video form. Basically turn your video camera on, feel free to use your tablet, and just talk! The best vloggers talk about a specific focus or niche. Vlogging about a topic that interest tweens or teens are most likely to get a big following fast.

Some popular topics include makeup, fashion, music, gaming and how to videos. The strategy to making money with these vlogs is gaining a large following and then receiving sponsorship on the platform that you publish the videos on, such as YouTube or Vimeo. You can also make money via advertisement.

E-Book Publishing

The information business allows you to identify people’s problems and provide a solution in the form of an e-book. Any style writing on any topic can be used with this method. If you love writing and you possess some marketing skills, then you can venture into writing self-published eBooks.

Educational Products

People will always be willing to pay for education. A good example is university education. A public four-year college costs around $20,000, and a private college can make an income of $50,000 per year. In spite of the outrageously high prices, people are eager to give out the money. Why? Because a college education is worth it. Right? Well, most of the time it is.

However, some disagree, and with recent improvements in the education platform, the traditional college model is being dismantled or unequivocally disrupted. The cause of these interruptions are startups like Udemy and Teachable, these platforms allow people to share their knowledge and profit from it.

You don’t need a platform to sell your knowledge. You can self-publish a book, create a video coaching session, or teach others how to make money. People will gladly pay to learn a new skill, shape their lifestyle, make new money, impress friends with their knowledge, and change their life in significant ways. If you have something to offer to others, then start teaching.

Graphic Design

There are lots of graphic designers on the web offer free and paid services. However, if you plan to thrive in this capacity online, aiding a specific niche target audience will be the most profitable for you. Suppose you’re focused niche is in music and you have a good graphic design skill, you can launch an online graphic design business that focuses on graphic design for musicians or singing artist. You can also choose to focus on infographic designing, e-book cover design, album cover designs, etc.

Implementing your ideas as an online business is a great way to start your business if you are low of capital. It is necessary that you have a proven and profitable online business idea to start your business. Starting and operating an online business is the new normal these days and continues to rise in popularity.

If you have any ideas that can be transformed to fit the online business model then by all means do your research and get started the opportunities are endless!

If I’ve failed to mention any other profitable ideas be sure to leave them in the comments below.

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