SEO – DoFollow and NoFollow Backlinks

Today I want you to show you the difference between doFollow and noFollow backlinks. Before that, I want to talk about some basics of SEO.

SEO means Search Engine Optimization and the goal of SEO is to optimize the ranking in search engines (Google, Bing, etc.). The ranking algorithm of Google contains more of 200 different factors how a website is ranked. In this article, I will only talk about one of these factors, the backlink factor.

SEO backlink strategy

There are many sources which say that if you have a lot of quality backlinks to your site it will be ranked much higher. Backlinks can be comments or links you left on other websites. Not only the number of backlinks is important, also the quality of the backlinks is. One backlink on a high ranked website can be much more helpful than 10 backlinks on very low ranked websites.

In addition, it is very important that your backlink is a doFollow backlink.

What is a “doFollow-link”

Back in 2005, Google added a new element to a link, the “rel” attribute. The goal of this attribute was to reduce the number of backlink spammers. If a link has the attribute “rel: noFollow” this backlink will not be used to calculate the page rank. On the other side, if a link has the Attribute “rel=doFollow” the Google Crawler will follow that link.

Back in 2005, the strategy of many online entrepreneurs has been the following:

  • Add a lot of backlinks = high ranking
  • High ranking = many visitors
  • Many visitors = a lot of money

Now this strategy has changed into the following:

  • Add a lot of backlinks with the “doFollow” Attribute = high rankings
  • High ranking = many visitors
  • Many visitors = a lot of money

How does a “doFollow” link look like?

If a link doesn’t contain the “noFollow” attribute it is a doFollow link and looks like this:

<a href=”http://website.com”>Click</a>

As you can see, there is no attribute like “doFollow” or anything like that.

On the other side, a noFollow link looks like this:

<a href=”http://website.com” rel=”nofollow”>Click</a>

As you can see here, there has been added the attribute “relation” with the value “nofollow”. Now the Google Crawler will not follow this link.

WordPress likes Google

As I already mentioned, Google added this attribute to reduce the spamming of the comment section. WordPress followed Google and released the new version where every comment is signed as “nofollow”.

If you don’t like that you can use the free available WordPress plugin Dofollow. Do you need to be afraid to get spammed?

Not of you are using an anti-spam plugin like Antispam Bee which will remove all the spam comments. Also, you can take care on your own by only approving helpful comments. This is usually a very good idea.

How can I detect doFollow links?

As you know, it makes a lot of sense to add good “doFollow” backlinks so you will get ranked higher on Google etc. But how can you detect whether a link has a “doFollow” or “noFollow” attribute?

To do that we need a developer view of the website. The next step depends on your browser. I’m using Chrome as my favorite browser so now I’ll Show you how you can detect “doFollow” links with a Chrome browser.

At first, you have to find a link. Then click right on the element and select “inspect”. Now there should open new developer windows. In one of them, it says “elements” and there is some HTML code. In addition, there is one element marked. This should be the link you clicked on “inspect”. If the link is a “doFollow” link you should see something like this:

 

As you can see, there is only the relation “next” and no “nofollow”. And no “noFollow” means doFollow 😀 it is not as complicated as it sounds. If the link is a “noFollow” link you should see something like this:

 

 

Here we have the attribute “nofollow” and this link will not be followed by the Google Crawlers.

In addition, you can download a plugin for your browser like “noFollow” which will color all the nofollow links. This can be helpful, but also it can be very annoying with these different colors.

I hope this article was helpful and you now have a better knowledge when it comes to SEO. Did you understand everything? What do you think about banklinks, are they helpful?

 

16 effective ways to build your subscriber list

16 effective ways to build your subscriber listToday I’ll show you 15 different ways to build your subscriber list. The bigger your email list is, the more money you can earn. It is said, that in average for every lead you have you can earn about $1 per month. That means if you have a list of 5,000 subscribers you can earn around $5,000 per month!

In addition, no one can take away your email list. If your only traffic source is google and they change their algorithm it can happen that your traffic will be halved. However, if you have an email list you are independent to other companies or traffic sources.

For email marketing I use GetResponse and I can totally recommend it! They have a 30 days test trial and they offer everything you need like Autoresponder, web forms or landing pages.

But now let’s have a look at tips I collected to build your email marketing list:

  1. Offer quality content. Nobody likes to give up their email address for free. If you want to build a valuable relationship and engage your audience, you need to provide quality content that is worthwhile and interesting.
  2. Put sign-up forms on every web page. Your sign-up form should be everywhere your potential subscribers are. Make sure it’s visible and easy to fill out. Good places for a sign-up form are on the right side of a website or on the bottom.
  3. Use social media to collect email addresses. Integrate your sign-up forms with social media platforms, like Facebook or Google+. Driving traffic from multiple sources allows you to build a strong email marketing list much faster and you will be less dependent on a single source.
  4. Design your sign-up form carefully. Ask only for information you plan to use. A good rule of thumb is that less is more — the shorter the sign-up form, the higher the conversion rate. In most cases the name and the email address is sufficient.
  5. Show your privacy policy. Inform your readers that you will not share their personal information with third parties. A clear privacy policy helps you build trust and convince visitors that it’s safe to subscribe.
  6. Show samples of your content. Let your subscribers know what they are signing up for. Use your older content samples to “sell” the email sign-up.
  7. Include a call to action. Put a call to action in your submit button, e.g. Sign me up! This makes the sign-up process more engaging and improves the conversion ratio. In most cases, it is a good idea to color the button in an eye-catching color like red or green.
  8. Give away freebies. Think of a relevant incentive for your audience (e-book, infographic, whitepaper, email-course) and provide it for free. Groupon built a 6 digit email list by giving away coupons.
  9. Ask subscribers to share. Take the time to prepare valuable, shareable content. Remember that putting the social share buttons is not enough; you still need to ask your subscribers to use them. The more the people will share your content the faster you can build your email list!
  10. Build a content distribution strategy. Producing great content is only half the battle. Make sure it’s visible to the right audience. Define who your ideal audience is and find out where they like to congregate online. This can be for example forums or Facebook Groups. But don’t spam them! Try to engage in their communication and help them.
  11. Publish landing pages. Create a squeeze page where visitors can download premium content in exchange for their email address. A dedicated web page helps users focus on the call to action and increases conversions. With GetResponse it is very simple to create landing pages!
  12. Include testimonials on your landing page. Social proof helps build trust toward a brand and its products. Use testimonials from satisfied customers to help visitors make a decision.
  13. Blog regularly. Great content brings more traffic. Develop a realistic content publishing schedule and stick to it. I would advise you to build new content at least once a week. The more content you produce the faster you will build your email list.
  14. Guest post on popular blogs. Publishing your content on other blogs is a great way to build relationships with other bloggers in your industry and introduce yourself to new people. Include a backlink to your blog, and your blog’s search rankings will go up.
  15. Collect email addresses at offline events. Be ready to collect email addresses at trade shows and conferences. Ask for business cards or use the Forms on the Go app to instantly add people to your list.
  16. Use viral email marketing. With viral mailer like viralurl, you can send up to 3000 emails every 3 days. The open rate can be very low but it can be very helpful building an email list.

As you can see there are many different ways to build a huge email list. Have you found other effective ways to build an email list? I would love to hear from you so please leave a comment below 🙂

Best regards,

Fabian

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Affilorama Review – Scam or ledgit?

Today I want to have a look at Affilorama. Affilorama is a learning platform for online marketing and offers various different products.

How does it work?

Affilorama is very similar to the Wealthy Affiliate University. Affilorama was found by the affiliate millionaire Mark Ling in 2011. He offers various products on his website and I will tell you something about all of them.

Free Membership

You can join Affilorama for free and you get access to over 100 videos. They contain information about how to pick a niche, how to build a money building blog and how to generate traffic with SEO. The videos are very easy to understand and contain a lot of information.

I think it contains more than enough information to start your first online business and to earn good money.

This is great for every beginner marketer who wants to learn something about affiliate marketing or advanced user, who want lessons about SEO or PPC.

Try out for free here.

Premium Membership

With $1 you can test out the premium membership. The premium membership gives you access to more videos and lectures. In addition, you get free domain hosting and access to the Affilorama tools like SEO or PPC tools.

I tried these tools and the make a very solid impression.  I would recommend the premium membership to everyone who wants advanced topics in online marketing or tools.

AffiloBlueprint

You can also buy the AffiloBlueprint, which contains step-by-step instructions to build a profitable online business. Also, there are over 85 videos, which will help you to build an online business, drive traffic to it, and monetize it.

This is a great product for everyone who needs a foolproof step-by-step program. It can also be interesting for advanced users because it contains also advanced information like outsourcing.

AffiloJetpack

Then there is also the AffiloJetpack 2.0. The AffiloJetpack 2.0 already contains the content for five different niches and an autoresponder.  So you can start making money right away without wasting time writing the content or building up an autoresponder.

AffiloJetpack can be for everyone. This can be a product for the online marketing novice or the advanced user. It can get you immediate results on autopilot and I think it is a great product.

Costs

The free membership is of course for free. For $1 you can upgrade to the premium membership for one month. The premium membership comes at a cost of $61 per month.

To acquire the AffiloBlueprint a single payment of $197 is needed. But with this payment, you get a live time access to all the videos and the training.

The most expensive product is the AffiloJetpack 2.0. It comes with the cost of $747. This sounds like a lot but there are five different already finished niche websites included. To work out 5 different websites you need a lot of time or money and you can save a lot of money by buying the Jetpack.

Does it work?

I tried out every product of Affilorama and I have to say it is really good. With the free or premium membership or the AffiloBlueprint you don’t get a get-rich-quick scheme. These are products, where you have to put in the work and the results will come later.

I know that niche marketing is working very good because I already build some. In the free or premium membership, you get so many information so you only need to use them. If you have problems or you need a step-by-step plan I would recommend you to buy the AffiloBlueprint.

I also gave it a try and I can say that it is working very good and it really helps you building your first website.

$747 is a lot of money in my eyes but still, I wanted to give it a try. I have to say that I have never been working with a product like AffiloJetpack 2.0. All you need to do is to use the stuff, which is already build for you. It was never easier for me to build a profitable niche website.

The investment of $747 have been really paying out for me and I would do it again. If you have the money I would recommend you to buy this product because it has never been easier to build a profitable website.

 

The downside

As the biggest disadvantage, I have to name the price. $747 for the AffiloJetpack or $147 for the AffiloBlueprint is a lot of money. This may not be an option for everyone.

Also what I didn’t like at the premium membership that there isn’t a step-by-step program. Of course you can buy the AffiloBlueprint but for example, Wealthy Affiliate has already included a step-by-step program in their premium membership.

Conclusion

As you can think now, Affilorama is no scam. It is an absolutely legit program for everyone who wants to learn more about online marketing. It may be very costly at the beginning if you are buying the Affilorama Jetpack, but this can be a very good investment.

I gained a lot of information about online marketing with Affilorama and I would recommend everyone to give it a try. If you want to get a free ebook from Affilorama then sign in below and download it.

Have you tried Affilorama and what have been your experience? I would love to hear from you so please leave a comment below 🙂

 

What do you need to start a blog?

Maybe you were thinking about starting a blog. And maybe you stopped because there are so many technical details you don’t know about like WordPress, Content-Management-System or Website Hosting. As a beginner, you can be confused very fast and your motivation can suffer.

But the technical details shouldn’t hinder you to build your first online business. So I want to help you so you can focus your energy on working on the content on your blog and not searching for all the technical details.

Here are all things you need to know to start your first blog.

Content Management System (CMS)

A complicated word for a really simple thing. A CMS takes care of your content so you can easily add, remove or edit posts or pages. The most used and most popular CMS is WordPress. Maybe you have already heard from it.

I saw a statistic that over 30% of all websites are based on WordPress. And this has a reason. WordPress has a really intuitive interface and it is very easy to use. In addition, there are endless plugins you can use, many of them are free. And the best part is that WordPress is free.

So my recommendation is that you use WordPress as a Content Management System.

Hosting

Now that we have a content management system we need a web hoster. A web hoster will install your website on a server so everyone will have access to it. There are many different web hosters and I can recommend the following two:

SiteRubix

SiteRubix is one of the easiest web hoster you can get. You can install a WordPress website in less than 30 seconds. (See here how) SiteRubix comes also with a number of great features like spam protection or site security. Also what I think is really great is, that you can get started for free.

So you can try it out and if you don’t like it you didn’t pay anything. The only downside of the free package is that you can’t use your own domain. You can only use a domain with a “.siterubix.com” suffix. This is great for trying but later on, you should use your own domain.

To use your own domain you have to upgrade to premium which costs about $49 per month or $350 per year. That sounds like a lot but you can manage up to 25 different websites and you get access to all the classrooms of Wealthy Affiliate. (See here my review)

Bluehost

The other web hoster I can recommend is Bluehost. Bluehost is cheaper than SiteRubix but can be a little bit more complicated installing a website. The big advantage of Bluehost is the price.

Bluehost comes with a price as low as $2.95 per month. In addition, there is one domain included. What a domain is and how you can buy one I will explain to you later but it usually costs around $10-15. So this can be a great offer for everybody who doesn’t want to pay that much and has a little technical knowledge.

Domain

Now that we have a content management system and a web hoster the next thing we need is a domain. The domain is the address of your website. If you type in your browser “google.com” you will be addressed to one of Googles server.

There are different domain seller and I can recommend Namecheap.com. As I already mentioned, in Bluehost you have one domain included so you don’t need to buy one. If you want your own domain at SiteRubix you can buy one at SiteRubix or Namecheap.

I don’t know if there are price differences but sometimes SiteRubix doesn’t have the wished domain and Namecheap has so maybe you need to check both of them.

A domain costs around $10-15 per year, what is really cheap in my opinion. Don’t think too much about your domain name. Think about 2-3 words which describe your topic or your name and mix them until you found a free domain you can buy.


In my opinion, these are the most important technical issues you need to know about. Once you have set up your website and it is running you don’t need to worry about the technical details. And from there it is really easy. The next step is to create pages and content.

As you can see it is really easy once you know what you need to take care of. Sometimes all you need it the right help at the right moment. I hope I was able to help you and there are no questions left! If there are questions left please leave me a comment below 🙂

How to earn money with Amazon

Amazon is the biggest online job in the world. In my opinion, it is hard to find someone who hasn’t ordered something from Amazon. But what if I told you that you can profit from the success of Amazon?

Today I show you how you can earn money on Amazon and why this can be very profitable for you. At the end there is a small bonus for you so keep reading till the end 🙂

Ways to earn money on Amazon

There are many different ways to earn money on Amazon. Every way has its own advantages and disadvantages.

Sell old stuff

You can start selling your own stuff on Amazon. This can be clothes you don’t wear anymore or old technical devices. This works the same as on Ebay. However, you need some old products which are still worth to earn good money but if you have some old stuff you don’t need this can be a great way to earn fast money.

Sell products

If you have a product you want to sell you can use Amazon as a distribution channel. There is the possibility to send Amazon your products and they will take care of the distribution. This can be a great opportunity because you don’t have to take care of a web shop, the payment, and the delivery. Amazon will take care of this. Of course, they will get a part of your sales but you have less to take care.

Sell Ebooks

Delivering books made Amazon as big as they are now. I don’t know if you know this but Amazon started by delivering books. Then they added CDs and DVDs. Since this was running very will they added more and more products. And today they deliver almost everything.

They also have own products like the Kindle. I’m sure you know about the Kindle. And you can use this technology they have invented. You can write your own ebook and sell it to every customer with a Kindle. An ebook can be a great way to earn good money. You need to take care of the marketing but once the sales of your ebook are enough you earn money without doing something.

If you have already made good sales with your Ebook you can also sell your own book on Amazon. They have created the opportunity to sell your book. All you need to do is to visit the “Amazon Author Central” and there you can create your first book.

As you already have the text, the cover, and the title of your book the effort is very small. This makes it possible to access even more people.

Affiliate Program

Last but no least there is the Amazon Affiliate program. This can be a good option for everyone with a website. Let’s say you have a blog about fishing. So you can, for example, write a review about a fishing pole and add a link to Amazon where they can buy this product.

If they click the link and they buy something you get a commission. That’s great but that’s not all. The great thing is that if somebody follows your link and buys something completely different you also get a commission. If you have a link for a book and somebody buys a refrigerator you get the commission of a refrigerator. (And that’s a lot)

But isn’t the commission of the Amazon Affiliate program comparably small?

In the Amazon Affiliate Program, the commissions are smaller compared to other affiliate programs. But why can Amazon still be the better choice? Because usually, Amazon is converting much better than unknown webshops. The reason for that is that Amazon has built a huge foundation of trust in the last years. Everyone knows that Amazon is no scam so they are much more willing to buy something.

As you can see, despite the lower conversions, the Amazon Affiliate Program can be the better choice.


As you can see there are different ways to make money with Amazon. Depending on your current situation one way can be better than the other.

If you want to know how you can earn money with the Amazon Affiliate program and set up your first website you should visit Wealthy Affiliate.

You can create a free account and get access to many detailed training videos and the support of over 800,000 successful online entrepreneurs.

And here is the bonus I promised: If you sign up over this link you can get the first month for as low as $19 instead of $49 (cancel at any time)!

For only $19 (less than $1 per day) you get free website hosting, 1-1 coaching, +200 training videos and much much more.

Have you used Amazon to make money? What have been your experience? Let me know by leaving a comment below! 🙂

How to earn money blogging

Today I’m gonna show you how to make money blogging. I believe, that there are many people who dream about the lifestyle of a blogger. But also most of these people don’t know how to start a blog or how to earn money with a blog.

So in this article, I show you the different ways how to earn money with a blog.

Why earn money blogging

There are several different reasons to start a blog. You can use the additional income to pay off your debt or to finance a higher lifestyle. Or maybe you take the money and invest it so you will be financial independent more quickly.

You can quit your current job and escape the usual 9-5 life. You will have the possibility to life wherever you want to and you can work from literally everywhere. You will have the possibility to earn money while sleeping and going on vacation.

Of course, you have to take care of your blog but if you want to you can outsource it. I believe there are several other reasons to start blogging and I’m sure you will find much more.

Ways to earn money

There are several different ways to monetize your blog. I’m sure there are plenty more but in my experience, these are the most effective.

Affiliate marketing

In affiliate marketing, you sell products from a merchant. This can be another blogger or any company which has an affiliate program. If you go onto google and search for affiliate programs you will find a lot of information. There are affiliate programs from Nike, NBA, Microsoft or Amazon.

As an affiliate, you get paid when a customer buys something coming from your website. This usually works with an affiliate link. If the user buys something you get a commission. The commission depends on the price of the product and the affiliate program.

Of course, you can’t advertise new Nike shoes on a garden blog nobody would buy these. The products have to fit your visitors. So for example, if you have a garden blog you can show them which shovel they should buy or which semen you recommend.

Search for affiliate programs which fit your niche and you’ll be earning money soon.

Advertising

If you have a lot of traffic you can also earn money displaying ads. The biggest program is Google Adsense. Every time a user views the ad you get paid. Of course, you need a lot of users to earn good money but it is a good side income.

You should try not to exaggerate placing your ads. Too much advertisement will annoy your visitors and they will leave soon and never come back.

So one or two banners on the side should be totally enough. But of course, you can experiment a little bit here.

Ebooks

Instead of selling someone else’s product you can also sell your own product. My suggestion would be to sell an ebook. You can create an ebook by yourself and you don’t need to buy something in advance. The only investment you have is your time. If you don’t have a lot of time you can also pay someone who writes your content.

If you don’t have a lot of time you can also pay someone who writes your content. After you finished your ebook you can sell it over Amazon or your website. There are quite a few who earn thousands by selling their ebook every month.

Once you have published your ebook it will produce you money. And the best part is that you don’t have to do anything later. All you have to do is to look on your bank account every month. Of course, maybe you have to do some advertising in the beginning but later on, you get money without doing anything.

How long does it take to make money?

There is no good answer to that. It usually takes some time until you get the first income. That can vary from months to a year. It really depends on how much time you can invest and how fast you will learn.

I know guys who earned thousands after 4 months and other earned thousands after 1 year. So as you can see there is no answer to that. The most important thing is to start and keep working and you will see results some day.


As you can see there are different ways to earn money with a blog. Have you already started a blog? If not you can learn how to create a blog in this free email course:


If you have any questions or feedback leave me a comment below 🙂

How to use an autoresponder

Have you heard about an autoresponder yet? An autoresponder can be a very powerful tool and today I will show you what it is and how you can use it to earn money on autopilot.

What is an autoresponder

Let’s say you have a website and you added a sign-up form to collect email addresses from your users. Every time a user enters his email address and presses on sign-in you collect a so-called lead. And to every lead, you can send emails.

To build a relationship with your users it is a good idea to welcome them and to tell them something about yourself. For that, an autoresponder can be used. The autoresponder sends one or more emails to your leads after you collected their email address.

This can be for example a welcoming email the day the user signed.

 

How can you use an autoresponder

As I already mentioned you can use the autoresponder to send a welcome email. You can also use it to send further follow-up emails. For example, if you have a sign-in form that promises the user a free email course (like the one on the right) you can send them the parts of the courses by email with an autoresponder.

Later on, you can inform your leads about new blog posts or about new products you found. The better the relationship between you and your email lead the higher your conversions. If you have users that trust you very much it is very likely that they will buy one of your products.

Let’s say you have a blog about fitness. So the first welcome mail can be for example about motivation. 3 days later you can send them an email with diet tips. 5 days later they get an email about a workout or something like that.

How can you earn money with an autoresponder

You can also use it to promote your products. Let’s take again the example of the fitness blog. The third mail, for example, can be a promotion about your training system. This is very powerful because your customer already has a relationship with you so they are more willing to open your mail and try your product.

And while they are reading your mail you don’t have to do anything! These emails will be sent on autopilot so you can sell your products while relaxing on the beach or drinking beer 🙂

It really depends on your user base and the context but in email marketing, you say that one lead is worth about $1 per month. That means if you have 1,000 leads you can make about $1,000 per month. Of course, not everyone in your list is buying your product.

But if you have for example a cheap product for $10 it is very likely that more people will buy it. If 10% of you list buys your product you earn up to $1,000: 1.000 leads x 10% x 10$ = 1,000$.

If you have a more expensive product fewer people will buy it but you have more profit per sold unit. As you can see on average you can make about $1 per lead.

Think about how much money you can make with 10,000 leads!

How much does an autoresponder cost

There are some email marketing tools that are free but I can’t recommend all of them. The problem is that in the beginning, it may be great because they are for free but when your user base grows the price also grows and then they are usually more expensive than other tools.

I have used two different autoresponder tools I can recommend. The first one is AWeber. It has a clean and simple interface and has all the features you need, to begin with. You can test AWeber for free for 30 days and later it starts at $19 for 500 users.

The other email marketing tool I can recommend is GetResponse. It has also a 30 days trial period and in addition some marketing tools like webinars or landing pages. It starts at $15 for 1.000 users.

I started email marketing with AWeber and I was totally happy with it and I use GetResponse on this website and I’m also totally happy with it. I don’t think you can do anything wrong here!


When it comes to email marketing I often hear: “But that’s $15 per month!”. Yes, that is true but email marketing is a very good investment. If you have a solid user base you don’t need to work much on your website anymore because you can earn good money with your user base.

So yes, in the beginning, it can be costly but the return on invest can be very high so use the chance! Have you used an autoresponder or email marketing yet? Do you know other tools you can recommend? I would love to hear from you so please leave a comment below 🙂

Home Based Jobs To Make Extra Money In 2017

In this article, you learn how to earn extra money in the comfort of your own home. Earning extra money can be very useful. You can pay off your debt or finance a better lifestyle. You can also save the extra earned money to get financial independent in a shorter time.

There are many good reasons why to search for a job that you can do at home. Maybe you want to avoid the traffic or maybe you want to take care of your kids. Also maybe you want to work while enjoying in the sun or sitting at the beach.

Whatever it is, there are several possibilities to earn money in the comfort of your own home. Here is my list of home based jobs that can get you some extra money.

Start a website

A website can be created easily in only 5 minutes (see here how) and you can start earning right away. Usually, it takes around 3 months until your website earns money but your earnings can get really high. So you have to put in your work at first and later you can earn the results. If you need money fast this is maybe not the right option for you.

Freelancer

If you want to earn money right away you can start earning money as a freelancer. As a freelancer, you can write articles, design logos or websites or develop applications and many things more.

You can get paid per hour or per project. At the beginning, it may be helpful to start with earning money per hour so you can find out how long you need for a project. I used to work with freelancer.com which is a great platform to hire freelancers or to work as a freelancer.

Earn money for surveys

You can also get paid by answering surveys. There are several providers for that, I used Swagbucks and it worked very well. By answering questions at Swagbucks you get gift cards for Amazon, iTunes or other online shops.

With Swagbucks, you can also save money while shopping. All you need to do is to go shopping in the preferred shops and you earn Swagbucks which you can use to buy gift cards.

Virtual assistant

There is also the possibility to work as a virtual assistant. As a virtual assistant, you have to do several tasks someone wants to be assisted by. This can be for example planning a business trip or writing invitations. If you are good at organizing this can be a really good job for you!

Test websites

You can also get paid by testing websites. UserTesting.com is such a website. You can get $10 for each website test and $15 for every mobile website tests.

You need to install software which will record your screen and your voice and all you have to do is to visit a website and comment on the usability or look and feel of the website.

Teach others

You can earn good money by teaching others. Before you think that you can’t teach anything I will stop you there. I’m pretty sure that there is something where you are good at and what you can teach others.

If you don’t want to write a blog or anything like that this can be a good opportunity. I heard that Teachable is a very good website for that.

Create ebook

It was never easier to publish an ebook than today. You can either sell it through your own website or Amazon. If you want to earn money by selling an ebook you need to do some work in advance. You need to write the text of your book, you need to choose a title for your book and you need to design a cover.

Some of the work can be outsourced but then you need to pay in advance. If you have launched your ebook it can be a great stream of passive income.

Develop an app

If you are good at coding you can either work as a freelancer or develop your own application. Here needs to be done a lot of work in advance, but if you have a useful application in the app store you can earn good money.

This can also be a great stream of passive income, but as I said a lot of work has to be done in advance. You also need to have knowledge in design and marketing to launch a successful app.

Get paid for searching online

If you use Swagbucks you can earn money while searching online. All you have to do is to use Google as always and you will receive Swag Bucks. These points can be used to get gift cards for Amazon for example. So with very little work, you can earn some money.


As you can see there are several possibilities to earn extra money while staying at home. I started a website over a year ago and I never look back. I can work wherever and whenever I want and this freedom makes me very happy.

Have you tried one of the ways before? What have been your experience? Or maybe do you have additional ways I didn’t think of? If so I would love to hear from you so please leave a comment below 🙂

ViralUrl – scam or ledgit?

borrow email listIf you start building an online business it is important to use email marketing (see here 8 steps to email marketing). However, in the beginning, you have a very small list and therefore only limited options. But what would be if you could borough a huge email list?

If you could send out an email to 3,000 members every 3 days wouldn’t that be awesome? Yes, it is and for that, you can use ViralUrl.

ViralUrl is a viral mailer and there are very mixed opinions about viral mailer and I want to tell you my opinion. But to understand, whether this viral mailer is a good thing or not we have to understand how they work.

How does it work?

The principle of a viral mailer is that you can send a mail to every registered member. In many cases, you need credits to send out emails. You can either earn credits by reading emails from other members or buy them.Depending on the mailer you can send them for free or you need to pay to send mail. In addition, you also get the mail from other users.

Depending on the mailer you can even send out a limited number of emails for free but usually, you have to pay to send out emails.

Also, you get the emails from other members. In some programs, you can disable that by upgrading but as a free member, you will receive promotional email from other members. It is usually a good idea to have an extra email account for this purpose.

Costs

You start as a free member. You can upgrade to Silver, Gold or Platinum. From there you can update to Diamond or Elite.

As a Silver member, you don’t receive emails from other members. Additional you get 2000 text and banner ads every month. The cost of a Silver member is $9.97 per month.

As a Gold member, you can email 3,000 members every 3 days. This comes at a cost of $35.97 per month.

The Platinum member comes with the same feature as the Gold member and has some additional features. Key features are here, that you don’t receive mail from other user and you have 2.100 text and banner ads for every month. You have to pay $45.97 every month to be a Platinum member.

From a Gold membership, you can upgrade to the Diamond membership with additional $24.97 per month. As a diamond member, you can email up to 6.000 random members every 3 days.

The highest membership is the Elite membership. Here you can also email up to 6.000 random members every 3 days. In addition, you get 5.000 text and banner ads every month.

You can also buy credits for mailing or banner ads. For 6.000 emails you have to pay $9.97.

Does it work?

I believe that ViralUrl is one of the best strategies to build an email list. Because when you start with email marketing you have no leads at the beginning. And it takes a lot of time to build a huge email list. With ViralUrl you have access to a huge email list and you can send out over 3,000 emails every 3 days.

The effectiveness of viral mailer depends on the quality of your headlines. The members of ViralUrl get between 5 and 20 emails per day so you need a really compelling headline so they will open your email.

Offering a free present is usually a good idea. I tried it myself and with the headline “My present for you, {firstname}!” I was able to generate over 50 clicks. From these 50 clicks, 10 converted into sign ups.

I paid about $5 to send this mail to over 3.000 random members. That means I had to pay $1 for 10 clicks or $0.10 per click. That is very good. Also, I pay $0.5 per sign up! That is an incredible value. If you are now able to sell one single affiliate product worth $10 you already doubled your investment.

If you are now able to sell one single affiliate product worth $10 you already doubled your investment.

Now think about how much money you could make with the “Gold” membership where you can send out 3,000 emails every 3 days. That’s over 350,000 emails per year! With 3 sales over $300, you already refinanced your investment.

I use the “Gold” membership and I can totally recommend it to everyone. I believe it’s one of the best strategies to build your list.

As you can see, viral mailing has some huge potential. If you are able to write a good headline and have a product with a good conversion you can earn a lot of money and build your email list.

The downside

One disadvantage is that you receive emails from other users. You can either upgrade your membership or use another account for that.

In addition, viral mailing looks very costly. But the costs can be very fast refinanced if you are able to sell your product or your affiliate product. Also if you calculate how much you pay per mail that is less than 1 cent!

So I think there is not much downside. Also you can’t lose much because you can claim your membership for free (click here)

Conclusion

Is viralurl.com a scam? No, it is definitely not!

If you don’t already have a huge email list viralurl.com is a huge opportunity to promote your website or product. If you have a good conversion, also the premium memberships aren’t very expensive. This can be a really great opportunity for all marketers and affiliates.

I’m using the gold membership and I use it to generate leads. It is a very simple way to build a huge email list.

If you want to give it a try for free click here.

Have you made experiences with viralurl.com? Or are you using any different viral mailer? I would love to hear from you so leave a comment below 🙂

Reasons to start an online business

Today I will show you my top reasons why you should start your own online business. When I started I wasn’t sure if online marketing is the right thing for me but now I’m absolutely sure. I can live the life I always wanted to and I have enough spare time to spend it with meeting my friends, exercising or reading. Sometimes it can be really challenging but it is absolutely worth the effort.

Being your own boss

Do you like your boss? In many cases, the answer is no. If you don’t like your job or your boss you can do three different things:

a) you can live with it

b) you can change your current job

c) you can start being your own boss

So if you want to have a change you either have to change your job or start your own business with yourself as a boss. I always wanted to start my own company and be my own boss. So I can come in when I want, take a vacation whenever I want and best of all I can do whatever I want. I don’t have to do tasks that are meaningless.

If you start building your online business you can be your own boss. Of course, you still have to work but you have freedom. You are free from a job you don’t like and a boss you don’t want to work with.

Solid income

Earning good money while not working too much sounds unachievable. It sounds more like a dream. It seems like, that most of the people who earn solid money have to work a lot. So they have a lot of money but they don’t have much time. I always dreamed earning good money and having time to enjoy my life. And I found a way to achieve both. This way is online marketing.

At the beginning, it was a lot of work to get my business running but once it was running good I had much more time to enjoy my life. To travel around the globe. To meet with friends. And I also earn solid money.

I’m earning the same money my colleagues do, but only working half of the time. And there is no limit how much you can earn. There are bloggers out there who earn more than $100.000 each month. That’s incredible, isn’t it? And the best part is that you don’t have to work for money.

You have to work on your business and your business earns money for you. In online marketing, it is possible that you earn money while sleeping or going on vacation. So you can take a day off and still earn money. That is a fantastic feeling!

But I have to warn you, the success is not coming overnight. You have to work constantly on your business until it earns enough money. But once you reached this time you can live your life however you want to!

Time independent

Let me ask you a question, do you like being stuck in traffic? I guess you don’t. Nobody likes it. But since you leave work mostly the same time like everyone else you don’t have a choice. You will have a choice when you have your own online business. With your own business, you are much more time independent.

You will have a choice when you have your own online business. With your own business, you are much more time independent. You can go shopping whenever you want, you can exercise whenever you want and you can watch every match of your favorite club.

And in my opinion, the best part is that you can stand up whenever you want. If you don’t like standing up early in the morning you don’t have to. You can sleep as long as you want.

You can choose when you want to work or you want to do something else.

Location independent

As I already mentioned, if you have an online business you don’t need to drive every morning to work. You also never have to be somewhere to work. You can work from anywhere, you only need an internet connection. So you can work from home, the coffee shop or the hotel lobby. You can also work from your balcony looking at your city. Or you could work at the beach with the sound of breaking waves.

This is a part of online marketing I really love. Because when I feel stuck I leave my current place and go somewhere else. Maybe I continue my article sitting in the park. Or maybe I finish my article sitting in a coffee shop while drinking an iced coffee.

There are endless possibilities you only need to take the chance. I once wrote an article while sitting on a bench looking at the mountains. This was an incredible feeling. And I’m still excited that I can work from nearly anywhere.

Working on your passion

Work will be always something we don’t enjoy, right? I thought so many years. But when I stumbled across online marketing I had to change my opinion on that. Because now I was not only working for money, no I was working with my hobbies and interests. I work with topics I feel very passionate about. I don’t have the sad feeling on a Sunday that I have to work tomorrow, no I’m really excited. I’m excited to stand up in the morning and have a look at my business.

And I really enjoy every minute working on it. Life is too short to work on something you don’t enjoy. In this context I always remember this quote from  Steve Jobs:

Work will fill a large part of your life and the only way be truly satisfied is to love what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet keep looking. Don’t settle. – Steve Jobs

Whenever I hear this quote I’m touched. When I discovered online marketing and I created my first business I felt very passionate. And I still do. Every time I think about it I feel a power inside of me. And this keeps me going, in spite of every problem I’m challenging. If you want to work with passion you need to find your passion. And why not by starting an online business?

Low entry cost

Let’s say you made the decision to open your first business. Depending on your business you need to buy furniture, you have to invest in machines or you have to rent property. So you need a lot of money to start. Either you have the money on your own or you have to borrow some money. But what if I told you that you can start a business at very low cost.

In online marketing, you can start your business for as low as $2.75 per month. You can also start for free at Wealthy Affiliate. You also need a laptop or tablet and an internet connection. That is everything! Then you need to put in the work and write content. If you don’t have the time you can outsource that but you don’t have to. That means the entry costs of creating an online business is so low, that it is more expensive to drink coffee at Starbucks! 🙂

You only need to take the first step and start.

Future-proof

Online marketing is a future-proof workplace. Think about it, how much time are you spending on the internet? With mobile phones, it is even easier to access the internet. Also, there will be spent much more money online in the future. Think about companies like Facebook, Uber, Snapchat or Airbnb. Have a look at the net worth of this company. These are all companies who offer online services.

Online marketing is a billion dollar business. And you can have a piece of the cake, too. You only need to take the first step and start. If you have a solid online business you never have to worry again, trust me!


As you can see there are many good reasons to start an online business. What are you waiting for? Just take the first step and build your first online business. I never regret my decision to start and I still love the journey.

What do you think? Do you agree or disagree with me? Or maybe you have an additional point. I would love to hear your opinion, so please leave a comment below 🙂