Looking to make money online in India? Let me tell you how I got started with making money online. Over the course of the next few “How To Earn Money Online In India” series, I will be sharing some ways which worked for me and some which did not.
You can use these strategies to figure out the best ways to get started and choose the work from home opportunity which works for you the best.
This is what I wanted when I got started off first. I had little to no money for venturing out into the making money gambit. Circumstances forced me to stay at home and I needed to find a source of income quick. That’s when I started off with my research on free ways to make money online.
I cam across an article which spoke about the concept called affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing in simple terms means promoting other people’s products. In exchange for a sale, the product owner will give you a commission or some money.
Today I made $100 in sales using this strategy. I used to use free blogs to write articles and promote my affiliate products. I made very few sales but was hopeful. Then I found this money making product (it is a paid one). I used it and my sales tripled. I did not use this strategy to its full potential and still I am getting results for work I did in Sept 2010.
You can also make money by taking part in surveys. How this works is companies want people to provide feedback on their products. It might be a new product they are launching or a new service. They are looking for people who identify or fit their customers profile and are willing to spend some time to answer a few questions.
Since these questions can make or break their business, they are willing to pay some money in exchange. There are many survey sites which you can register at. Make sure you use a separate email than your primary email address. Some of these survey companies (might) sell your email address and/or send a lot of promotional offers.
I wish someone had let me know of these methods when I was a student. Strapped for cash or need extra cash – no worries. Just start
up a blog or website related to your field of interest also known as a niche.
While this sounds simple, it does require a lot of thought and time. Stay tuned to the next article which will be picking up a topic one at a time and defining a strategy to take it off ground.
Students can also offer services like content writing, seo article writing, seo services, data entry.
These pay enough and more money to pay of bills.
P.S. It would be a great help if you could leave a comment below with what exactly you are looking for. Hopefully I can outline a strategy which you can use.
Small business owners, here is a question for you. Do you really understand your customer? If you did, your sales would triple. People would just hang on to whatever you say. Why?
Simple, because that is how humans are.
We want someone to understand us, we want to fit in, yet we want to stand out. We want to look cool and look knowledgeable. We want to be liked and loved and understood.
Hint! Hint! So does your prospect. If you really did understand her needs you would offer her a solution which fits her requirements.
My Story and how it changed my LIFE
Last year due to some serious illness I was on a medication, which made me gain a lot of weight… This meant I needed new clothes. I went to a few clothes stores but was puzzled and frustrated by the variety (or lack of) of clothes. I did not know which to try on.
The clothes I did try on either were loose or too tight or made me look FAT. I still remember the day when I was in tears and called up a friend. I poured out all my concerns, and told her I couldn’t find a SINGLE decent dress. She suggested a shop which I went to. The service staff there was awesome. One lady asked me what I was looking for. I gave her a few suggestions. She made me wait a few minutes and returned with a few clothes.
Each and everyone fit me perfectly. They were just right for me. I purchased 2 right then and returned to purchase 2 more.
The shop has no clue on how much business this one sales girl has gotten them. I have referred many people to that shop. The sales girl seemed to understand me perfectly. Believe it or not, that one experience was a turning point in my life. I have never looked at sales like I did before.
This lady cared for what I wanted. She cared for my budget, my lifestyle requirements, and the choice of colours.
In my eyes, she will always remain an expert.
You might be wondering how you can get to know your prospective customer. It is actually quite simple.
Find out where people like to hang out. These might be forums, niche blogs, and yahoo answers. As you start studying your business you will be able to identify these waterholes. Next would be to visit these places yourselves and listen in to conversations and network.
Never promote yourself or brag about yourself here, just participate and help. Ask questions, answer questions yourself or research online and suggest a link.
Slowly you will be able to figure out all the trigger points, the concerns, the most asked questions, common issues, frustrations. Use these to understand your prospects, to learn what they are looking for. You might be amazed that what you thought might be a major concern and what they actually think about something might be poles apart.
Ask your prospects at a forum, on a niche blog, via a poll, via a questionnaire, a post on Facebook or Twitter.
How else can small business owners know what their prospects want?
By tracking their activities legally.
Check your Google Analytics and
The good part is that all this information is there at your fingertips for free.
If you wanted to search on google for a small business,then you will get local serach results on Google for all businesses listed for that service. The results will be a combination of both the website and the business listing.
Watch video on Google Places below to learn more.
Here is how to claim the Google Places listing for your small Business
Google has touted the benefits of Google for small businesses through various promotional videos. One service that doesn’t get a lot of public love in regards to small businesses is Google Places. The Google Places team.…
How to market your local business on twitter effectively? Using twitter for business can be one of the smartest moves for a business owner. If you have researched online, you would have probably guessed that a lot of businesses are using twitter as one of their most important social media marketing platforms.
Branding, reaching out to more potential customers, ability to connect with a new breed of consumers who are online and look for answers online.
Here are a few a good pointers on how to get online business marketing with twitter done right.
First of all create a twitter account with your business name. Your account should look like http://twitter.com/#!/business-name
Next you must optimize the account. The steps involved would be to add a logo, optimize your tagline. Add a good background image and your website URL or business URL.
Now if your business is targeting local customers only then it would be good to tag your tweets locally.
If you have a global audience this wouldn’t make sense for your business.
Use hash tags while ending out tweets. This makes them searchable when someone looks for the keyword you have added a hash tag for.
Hashtags is a great twitter feature which lets you organize your tweets and adds a visual effect to your tweets. If done properly the tweets do stand out from other tweets. Adding too many hash tags is like spam and can be very hard on the eyes. Focus on one or two and stick to that.
Add your account to twellow and other twitter directories. These helps you get more visible – and you will get more followers.
Follow people in your niche. The best way to follow people is to follow leaders in your niche or industry. If you have a baby clothes shop, then follow other baby clothes retailers, shops. Once you follow them, follow their followers and people they are following.
Make sure you check the profile of the people you are following. Follow at least 10 per day. If someone spams your timeline with too many updates, then unfollow them.
Retweet messages which you consider are worth retweeting. This will add some brownie points and people will like it and return the favour.
This is a very powerful way to get more mileage for your tweets. Ask other twitter users to retweet your messages. This will make sure that your message appears across different timelines and can reach more people than you could ever hope of reaching.
Share your tweets on your website, Squidoo lens, Facebook page to get more traffic and to build up conversations.
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