17 Ways You Can Make Money Online Right Now

21.May.2021
Want to make money without leaving home during the coronavirus pandemic? Or do you want to figure out ways to make money online so that you can fund your travels when coronavirus subsides? International Living—a website dedicated to helping people live and travel abroad—has just issued an insightful new report on 50 ways to make money in retirement. The report is aimed at retirees who want to fund their lives overseas, but here’s the secret gem: Hidden between the advice on opening a gallery, becoming a tour guide or joining the craft beer revolution, you’ll find smart advice that anyone can use to make money online. “No matter your skill set, no matter what you do now or did in the past, there is an option that will align with your own skills and passions,” the InternationalLiving.com editors explain. According to Jennifer Stevens, executive editor at International Living, the list is vast, but it isn’t comprehensive. “We created it to give people a sense for the scope of opportunity out there,” says Stevens. “We’ve written lots about the different ways expats abroad fund their lives. Sometimes it’s with online work—like writing or drop-shipping. Sometimes it’s in-person services they provide, from running a consignment store to wedding planning. Certainly, the online opportunities provide great flexibility and portability. But it’s worth pointing out that business owners in many places tell us that it’s much easier to start a business abroad because it’s often less expensive and less bureaucratic than it is at home.” It's possible to make money online to work at home–or use these skills to eventually travel the ... [+]  GETTY PROMOTED Though it might seem like an unusual time to start a new career, Jeff Opdyke—the Prague-based editor of The Savvy Retiree and contributor to International Living—says that “it’s up to us to learn how to take back control of our own lives, of our lifestyles and our personal happiness.” Opdyke also points out that for all the damage coronavirus has wrought and all the damage still to come, it might have some positive outcomes when it comes to the work world. “What this crisis is demonstrating is the capacity for so many workers to untether themselves from cubicles and work from home—or wherever,” he says. “In the cold, corporate calculus of a post-corona world, I think we’re going to see an increasing number of visionary companies realize that there are vast cost savings to be had in letting workers work from wherever. There’s no need to pay the costs of running a cubicle farm when workers already have places they can work—their home, a coffee shop, wherever. And I think we will see increased productivity from this because workers will be motivated.” Boom So the lesson here is that while you might be working from home now, this might eventually translate into living and working abroad—and living the dream. Opdyke’s advice? “Be as productive as you possibly can. Be over-productive. Step up your game so that when all of this over, you have some potential leverage to talk to your bosses about trying a work-at-home life. That’s assuming, of course, you like your work-at-home life. Not everyone will. But if you feel the freedom those of us working remotely feel, then now, amid this crisis, is a great opportunity for you to shine so that bosses take note.” So whether you’re looking to live in a foreign country some day, just want to work from home in the current coronavirus environment or want to restructure your career to be able to work remotely forever, read on for 17 ways you can make money online. It’s valuable information to have during this current economic crisis—and beyond. After that, we’ve got three creative money-making ideas from the International Living list that we dream about doing when the world gets back to normal. Photography can help you fuel your career right now.  GETTY 1. Sell Your Photos Do you have photo skills or live in an area where images are in demand? “Stock photography websites are huge repositories of photographs, covering almost every possible subject you could imagine,” advises International Living. So how does it work? Photographers can upload their images to any one of a number of huge databases, allowing magazine editors, designers or any organization with a website to buy them. And the beauty of stock websites: Photos can be sold any number of times—so you can continue to make money without any effort. Photography sites to check out include Shutterstock, Photoshelter and Getty Images. 2. Create How-To Videos “In recent years, YouTube has grown into the go-to source for all manner of video courses and guides,” says International Living. “Instructors can monetize their videos by charging a subscription fee or password protecting content for paying customers only.” This article shares some tips from one real estate agent who made $100,000 in one month on YouTube. Another piece of advice from International Living: Get to know the phrases that people search for. To find potential search phrases, start typing “how to [your topic]” into YouTube’s search bar and notice what phrases are generated in the auto-fill dropdown. Make sure to use the same keywords when you write your video title, description, and tags. 3. Become a Copywriter Want to earn a great income no matter where you live—a house by the sea in Latin America, an historic European city or even on a Greek island? Copywriting could be ideal for you. According to International Living, “copywriting is a mega-industry, ripe with opportunity. And yearning for people who can fuel it with fresh marketing messages and one of the best benefits of the freelance copywriter’s lifestyle is that you can get paid in U.S. dollars…yet live virtually anywhere in the world.” Express Writers has tips on how to become a copywriter and is also a resource for jobs. You can teach English anywhere or online.  GETTY 4. Teach English “If you’re a native English speaker, you may not realize it, but you already have the number one qualification you need for a fun, portable income that can hand you a steady paycheck from anywhere in the world,” says International Living. Some resources include GoOverseas.com, TeachAway (teach English online to Chinese students), iTutorGroup (teach English online to Taiwanese children and adults) and English Hunt (teach English on the phone to adult students in Korea) 5. Turn Your Interests Into a Podcast That Pays “Podcasting doesn’t have to be complicated,” says International Living. With a microphone, laptop and free recording software, you’ll be up and running. Plus, podcasts don’t need to run every day (once a week is best) and are better when they’re short. There are a number of ways to make money from a podcast. The most obvious is commercial sponsorship, but you can also use it as a platform to advertise your own products or services. NPR has a great guide to launching a podcast here. 6. Set up a Content and Web Development Business Do you know how to do web and content development? You can offer these services to anyone via online tools that make developing beautiful websites a snap. Some resources include WordPress, Weebly and Joomla. With translation, you can work from home or anywhere.  GETTY 7. Become a Translator and Interpreter Do you speak another language? Anywhere you find expat communities—and where English is not the first language—you’ll find a need for interpreting and translation services. You can also do translation and interpretation online. You’ll find a number of resources for being a translator or an interpreter here; one of the best is Welocalize, which ranked at the top of this list of the top 20 companies for remote jobs in 2020. 8. Try Drop-shipping Have you heard of drop-shipping? It’s a method of retail where the seller doesn’t actually have a physical inventory. Instead, when a customer makes an order, you purchase the item from a third party, and they ship it directly to the customer. “This means you’ll never have to fork over a single dime to store your products or maintain your inventory,” advises International Living. “And you’ll never have to buy products in bulk, hoping to sell enough to recoup your investment.” This method can be done with online selling platforms like eBay or Amazon. You can find out more about drop-shipping in this helpful article from Shopify. 9. Tutor “Establishing your own tutoring service can be a lucrative business that provides you with a comfortable and flexible lifestyle,” advises International Living. “The best part of all, you can set up a tutoring business in almost any country in the world.” A tip: Offer discounts to clients who promote your business. “Word-of-mouth marketing is still one of the most valuable marketing tools you can have when starting out,” advises International Living. The site Tutors.com has a list of the best online tutoring jobs, and you can also apply to be a tutor at Tutorme.com. 10. Become a Freelance Proofreader Proofreading is another lucrative online career. “Most agencies will pay around 25% of the price of a translated document to a proofreader,” advises International Living. “Agencies charge about $75 for the translation of a five-page standard business document. So proofing the same document—which takes about an hour—pays out about $18 to $20.” You can work full time, part-time or around-the-clock. Mediabistro—a site that offers resources for media professionals—has tips on how to become a proofreader. Are you a fast typist? Consider being a transcriber.  GETTY 11. Type for Cash Are you a fast typist? Transcribing is simple: Listen to an audio file through headphones and type it out. “As a transcriber, your pay is directly related to how fast you type,” advises International Living. “Transcription jobs are paid by the audio hour (the length of the audio file), rather than by the hour worked. The time spent on a transcript is influenced by the audio quality, background noise, the accent of the speaker and the speed at which people speak.” The average transcriber—typing between 75 and 100 words per minute—will complete one audio hour in four hours worked. Consider the company Rev.com, which hires freelance transcribers. 12. Create a Money-Making Blog Do you have an area of expertise? Share your advice on a blog. If travel is your area of expertise, think about what you have to offer: Are you an expert in luxury travel or budget travel? Can you share advice about certain activities like hiking or shopping? “The more specific you get, the easier it’ll be to attract an engaged audience and to earn money with your site,” advises International Living. The sites Squarespace and Wix have tips on how to create blogs and can also host them. 13. Tap Into the E-Book Business The e-book business is a great way to earn money. You can create your own (Kindle has a guide for how to do it). Or find a book that’s already been published in print and license it to publish online. You can pay the author 8-15% royalties based on net sales or a one-time payment for the online publishing rights. 14. Set up an Online Course Or go beyond writing an e-book and create a whole online course with tutorials, PDF downloads and videos. It’s a great way to create passive income because people will pay for the info and can go at their own pace or post questions related to the course in a dedicated group. Here’s one resource for creating and selling online courses: LearnWorlds, which makes it possible for anyone to profit from their knowledge and experience by creating an online program.  Life coaching can be done online.  GETTY 15. Become a Life Coach (or Even a Travel Coach) “Life coaching is a thought-provoking and creative process that helps people focus on both personal and professional goals,” advises International Living. “People use life coaching to overcome fears, boost their self-confidence, create goals and instill success-oriented habits.” You can find thousands of online training programs on how to be a life coach, and many certification programs offer an entire website setup once training is completed. If travel is your area of expertise, you can even become a travel coach. Read this story about a travel writer who became a travel coach. 16. Become an Audiobook Narrator “Audiobooks are an increasingly popular form of entertainment. The convenience factor of smartphones has led to an industry boom,” advises International Living. “That’s creating a demand for freelance narrators.” This site has advice on learning how to become an audiobook narrator. 17. Internet Research and Surveys Another way to make good money is by surfing the Internet in your spare time or filling out online surveys. “If you’re looking for a way to make an extra $1,000, $2,000 a month part-time—then Internet research is for you,” advises International Living. Add the site Qmee to your browser, and if you click on a search result, you'll earn money. You can also earn cash for taking Qmee surveys and sharing your opinions on brands. Other survey sites include SurveyBods, Survey Junkie and Valued Opinions. Another way to make a series of small cash rewards while on the go? With the new app Current, travelers can make up to an extra $600 a year by simply listening to music and performing various tasks.  A travel job we dream about: farming and living off the land.  GETTY Plus: 3 Travel Jobs that We Dream About 1. Farming and Living Off the Land “Farming can be one of the most fulfilling lifestyles you can embark on,” advises International Living. “But many might dismiss it as too much hard work, or too expensive to get started.” That may be true in the US, but overseas there are opportunities that will make it easier than you think to live off the land—and you can make money while you’re at it. It could be as simple as creating a veggie patch to feed the family and bring in a little extra cash at the local farmers’ market. Or you could oversee a large acreage of land that turns out big profits. 2. Run an Ecolodge “In countries all around the world, expats have discovered the joys—and profit—of running an ecolodge,” advises International Living. “They’re taking advantage of a growing trend in ecotourism to fund their peaceful, nature-filled lives overseas—and they’ve discovered some of the most affordable, breathtaking destinations to do it. Ecolodges are usually located in destinations that cater to tourists looking for nature-focused vacations and can be set up anywhere that is reachable by transport. 3. Try Cheesemaking Who doesn’t love cheese? “Cheesemaking can be a satisfying and fun hobby, but beyond that, it can provide an income as well,” advises International Living. “In certain expat havens in Latin America, good cheese is in high demand.”

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40 Easy Ways to Make Money Quickly

21.May.2021
On this page you'll find all the best ways to make money in your spare time whilst at university based on our own experience. We'll keep adding new ways to this page so go ahead and bookmark it. And please do share your own ideas in the comments! Top ways to make money online and offline No-risk matched betting   Hands down the quickest way to make a lot of money (well, without breaking the law). Lots of students have genuinely made £100s from this technique. It's completely legal, risk free, tax free, and anyone over 18 in the UK can do it (Not in UK? Skip to no. 2). It works by taking advantage of free bets regularly offered by betting sites through 'matching' them at a betting exchange. Matched betting eliminates the risk (you are betting both for and against a certain outcome). This leaves you being able to squeeze out the free bet, which can be as much as £100. Multiply this by how many betting sites there are and you can quite easily come away with a profit of a few hundred pounds. Owen walks you through how to make your first £13 profit (using a real life example) in this gem of a guide to matched betting. If you know of any better way to make £40/hr sitting at home, please let us know! Online surveys   An increasingly popular way for students to make money is to fill out online surveys in their spare time. Research companies are always recruiting new members worldwide to answer surveys and test new products. For a few minutes of form filling, you can make a couple of quid which is paid as cash or rewards. You can bag up to £3 ($5) for some surveys! A few good ones to try are: Toluna, Branded Surveys, LifePoints, InboxPounds, Onepoll, i-Say, Opinion Outpost, Populus Live, YouGov, Pinecone, Valued Opinions, The Opinion Panel, Prizerebel, Marketagent, Mingle, Opinion Bureau, SurveyBods, Panel Base, Survey Junkie. Also sign up for Swagbucks which rewards you for surveys as well as simply surfing the web, watching videos and playing games. Update: See our new full guide to the best paid online surveys! Paid for searching the web Interested in earning cash for doing what you already do online? This has to be one of the easiest methods of making money online without really any effort or change in your behaviour. This innovative idea by Qmee.com rewards you for searching in Google, Bing, Yahoo, Amazon and eBay. You just install a simple add-on to your browser and when you conduct a search there may be a few sponsored results alongside your normal search.   Each Qmee result has a cash reward attached - if you are interested in it simply click on it and collect your reward. The best thing is there is no minimum to cashout - our first one was just 72p wired to our Paypal account. You also have the option to donate it to charity. Sign up now for free and start earning from your own searches! Click here to start. Online market trading Whilst this isn't necessarily an easy way to make money, investing in stock markets can be lucrative if you learn to do it properly and safely. By the same token, you may suffer significant losses if you don't take it seriously. Today there is no need to fund the yachts of Wolf of Wall Street style stock brokers. You can do it all yourself with the help of online market trading platforms. Having spent many hours researching this new opportunity, I've been experimenting with the popular platform eToro.com. eToro has over 12 millions users worldwide and offers free practice accounts. It has been featured in the BBC 2 documentary "Traders: Millions by the Minute" and sponsors several Premier League football clubs. Trading stocks on eToro is currently not available in the USA.   One of the best things on eToro is the CopyTrader feature. This lets you literally see, follow and copy the investments of other top performing traders. Follow George's complete guide to trading on eToro to learn more. I think $200 is a good amount to get the most out of the learning curve by trying out a few different markets. If nothing else you'll learn a great deal about various investments and industries. Please be aware that all trading involves risk. eToro is a multi-asset platform which offers real asset ownership and high risk leveraged 'CFD' products. 67% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. This content is not financial or investment advice. Start your own website   Interested in generating passive income? You need a website. It's THE way to make money while you sleep. Starting a website with Bluehost takes less than 20 minutes, costs hardly anything and can be done by an 82 year-old. It only takes a bit of plugging on social media to get your first visitors, and there are plenty of ways to monetise your site. Save the Student is just one example of a successful website, started at university by Owen Burek in his first year, which has since grown into a full-time and sizable enterprise. Read Owen's step-by-step guide on how to start a website in 20 minutes. It's really one of the best assets you can have. Review websites & apps for cash   Well it seems like you're pretty nifty with a web browser, so perhaps it's time to turn pro and browse websites as a paid and fun job! Introducing UserTesting.com - a new platform that pays everyday people to review all kinds of websites. Each review takes around 20 minutes and bags you $10 (£6.50) via Paypal. Simply sign up here, complete a test review and look forward to receiving websites in your inbox. The 'Disney Vault' secret Credit: Walt Disney Pictures Inc. To keep demand high across generations, Disney Studios carefully restrict the supply of some home release classics. They are locked away in the 'vault' for 8-10 years before being released for a short unspecified time. Buy them in this window at normal retail price and you can turn a nice profit when they go off sale for another decade or so. For example, in 2011 you could buy Beauty and the Beast on Blu-ray 3D for just £24.99. In just a couple of years it was on Amazon for a staggering £74.99!   Importantly, not all Disney releases are subject to the vault and only the true classics will maintain such demand. Right now there are just 2 titles out of the vault which I would recommend snapping up. They are Bambi Diamond Edition Blu-ray and The Lion King Diamond Edition Blu-ray. 'Get Paid To' sites   Similar to making money from online surveys, GPT sites reward you in cash and vouchers for completing various offers or activities online. The most popular sites today are Toluna, Swagbucks and InboxPounds. New! Join our 'make money' mailing list for the best opportunities every month.   Privacy policy Become a delivery rider or driver   Got a bicycle, motorbike or car? What about a Smartphone? That's all you need to make some extra money by delivering food or people whenever you've got some spare time. Sign up to delivery specialist companies like Deliveroo who are always on the hunt for new riders. They allow you total flexibility to work when you want, delivering food from restaurants to the customers' door. You can make up to £16 an hour. Double-up your opportunities by directly contacting local takeaways and bigger chains like Dominos to see if they have any delivery jobs going. Write and publish a Kindle eBook If students are good at anything, it's researching and writing. With the Kindle store, anyone can publish an eBook and make money on Amazon. And the Kindle app is now available on almost any device (laptops, iPads, smartphones and yes, Kindles) so your global market is huge! List your book for £1.49 - £6.99 and you earn 70% of the sale. Considering Amazon is the ultimate selling machine (and remember people are looking to spend), that is a fantastic deal.   The key to success with eBooks is to create value, and write non-fiction. Simply bundling information you have researched and compiled on a common problem (eg. 'secrets' to finding a job) and then presenting it in an easy to digest format (an eBook) justifies someone spending a few quid on it. Another big tip is to have a great cover designed (browse these) so it stands out, and once your book is live on the Kindle store it's really important to get some reviews so it shows up higher in results. Encourage readers to leave an honest review at the end of your book. The best thing about this lucrative idea is that once you've invested the time (say 20 hours), you'll earn a passive income for years to come! For more tips see our guide on making money from eBooks. Affiliate marketing If you've got a good presence on social media or perhaps you even have a blog or website, you can start bringing in money immediately by promoting all sorts of companies, products, services and offers online. Sign up as a publisher on the Awin network, check their offers blog or browse the merchant listings to find something you think your friends would be interested in, grab your affiliate link and share it. If someone buys (can be within up to 90 days) using your link you'll make a nice commission. To take it a step further, set up a website (read our guide) or a topical Facebook page and invite all your friends to join it and post your affiliate offers on there. Mobile phone recycling   You can earn good money and help the environment by recycling your old mobile phones and other unused devices. Maybe ask your parents if they have any lying around too. Head to our page on making money from old phones for the best companies to use and how to ensure you get all the cash quoted to you online. Become a 'Clickworker' The Clickworker.com concept is based on 'internet crowd-sourcing' where businesses advertise specific, scalable tasks they need completing quickly. And for us, it's an easy way to make fast cash from our couch.   There are a variety of tasks, but most commonly they involve mindless data entry, web research or form filling. You are rewarded and paid in cash (via Paypal) for the work you do, and you can choose for what and when you work. Give it a go. Claim tax back Many students work part-time or during the summer months, and others will be on placements or paid internships. More often than not, if you are a student working during the year, you will be overpaying income tax. Why? Simply because few students reach the personal tax-free income allowance each year but are put on an emergency basic tax-code by their employers meaning tax is being paid when it shouldn't be.   To learn more and calculate how much tax back you might be due, see our guide on student tax refunds. Get cashback when shopping   This is not only a way to make money but also to save money as a student. If you look at it in a different way then you are making money with every purchase you would have made anyway, whether it be 10% or 0.5% cashback. There are a number of cashback sites out there which pay you the commission they otherwise would have earned. We recommend signing up with Top Cashback, Quidco.com and Swagbucks which are free and offer the best selection of retailers and exclusives. Part-time job   A part-time job is the obvious first choice, opted for by most students looking to supplement their student loan. It provides a pretty steady flow of income and can enable you to gain valuable work experience. But good jobs are not always easy to find! Start with our student job search, then check local classifieds and your university careers service for vacancies. It's also worth signing up with CV Library, a free service which will match your CV with suitable part-time jobs and career opportunities. Read our guide to finding a part-time job whilst studying for more tips. Gigs on Fiverr   Fiverr is now the world's largest marketplace for people to make money selling small services (known as 'gigs'). What you offer could be absolutely anything, from writing and translating, social media posting, playing pranks and teaching to creating music, voiceovers and short video clips for people all around the world! The default price is $5 (hence Fiverr..), but you can attach extra services to gigs for more money. Whilst it might not seem like much, it can quickly add up and there are plenty of examples of people making a really good living from the site. The key is to get a system in place which minimises the time spent on each gig. But there is another way to profit even more from Fiverr for potentially far less work. How? By simply reselling gigs elsewhere. For example, find a decent logo designer then reply to jobs on Upwork or even local classifieds. A $5 spend can easily become $50+, and it's repeatable! If you're not interested in selling at all there's SO much good stuff you can get done for yourself. Have a browse and get inspired! Review music for money If you love music, make it your business by reviewing unsigned bands and artists online for cash with Slicethepie. It can take a while to build up your reputation but some users of the site have said that they earn £40 a month. This may not sound like much, but if it's something you enjoy then it shouldn't be hard work and is another thing for your CV. Money you earn will be in $US but anyone can sign up and review.   To get started, head over to Slicethepie now or read our quick guide for more info. Sell your notes If you don’t mind sharing your notes with other students it’s a great way to generate a little extra cash. There are sites out there that you can upload your notes to, along with your price, and then when another student downloads them you get paid. Most of these sites like Nexus Notes and Stuvia are free for you to list your notes but tend to take a cut of your profit in order to handle the marketing etc so that you don’t have to go out there and promote your notes yourself. You will most likely have to upload PDFs but it’s worth it for the return and you can submit handwritten notes but you’re likely to make more money if they’re typed up. Sell second-hand course books One great way to make money is to buy other students' textbooks at the end of the year, and then sell them just after freshers' week – when the new intake of students know that they need them! You can either advertise on campus or list them online very easily on Amazon Marketplace (just bear in mind they take a commission on books sold). Here are 29 other things you can sell right now! Competitions Entering competitions of course comes with no guarantees, but there is a growing community of so-called 'compers' in the UK consistently making up to £50,000 a year through all sorts of competitions. Types of competitions available to enter vary from simple registration forms and Facebook page liking to answering questions correctly over the phone to being a TV game show contestant. Imagine you made it onto Deal or No Deal instead of just watching it! Start by entering our very own monthly student competition (Follow our Instagram page to see when our next one is)!   Then head to our active competitions page to enter other free competitions that we have found. Just note that some of these sites may send you spam so use an alias email address and opt-out of as many of the offers as possible. For loads more tips on achieving success and making money from competitions, read our guide to entering competitions. Buy and sell domain names   A domain name is just a website address (eg. 'savethestudent.org' or 'mysite.co.uk') and there are lots of extensions (.com, .net, .co.uk etc). They cost as little as $0.99 to register with GoDaddy.com yet premium domain names can fetch $1,000s if not millions when sold on. In 2007 VacationRentals.com went for a cool $35m! Now you're probably not going to come across anything like that, but you can still turn a quick profit with a bit of searching. The trick is to find available domain names which have some commercial value, snap them up and then list them for sale on a site like Sedo.com. Mystery shopping Today becoming a mystery shopper is easier than you think and you can get rewarded handsomely. There are dozens of agencies that pay you to visit all sorts of shops and restaurants to feedback on how they are performing. We've reviewed the best agencies in our guide how to become a mystery shopper. Tasking apps are another form of mystery shopping, where you earn rewards for completing small local tasks. It can be a lot of fun too! Be an Extra Do you fancy yourself as a budding young actor or just that person that walks past in the background shot of an episode of Eastenders? It could be you if you apply to be an extra in TV or film. The pay isn't bad either: £60-80 a day on average, and you hardly have to do anything! There are lots of casting agencies that place willing extras. They make their money by taking a cut from your earnings, so always ask what that is before you take on work. Head over to our how to become an extra guide for 5 of the better agencies, plus lots more advice on getting your first gig. Sell all your old CDs, games and movies If you are looking to make a very quick buck, then selling your old bits and bobs that are cluttering up your room is a good idea. The best thing about it is that you can rip all the songs and films onto your laptop or external hard drive before selling them. This means that you are only really selling the plastic and artwork! You can earn anything from 10p to £20 per item, and the earnings can really add up if you have a large collection. Whilst you're at it, see if your parents have any 'clutter' they'd be happy to see the back of. You can also sell almost anything for free on Amazon Marketplace or Preloved and sites like MusicMagpie will pay you instantly for sending in unwanted items. For more tips and places to sell check out our guide on selling DVDs, CDs and games. Sell on your education! Becoming a tutor to other students is easier than ever. Until recently your market was limited to local face-to-face sessions, but thanks to online tutoring sites you can go global! Udemy allows anyone to create an online course (on literally anything!) and get paid forever after as users take it up. For one-to-one tutoring, list yourself on Superprof and UK Tutors. You can expect to earn upwards of £10 an hour, and you don't have to be highly qualified to tutor younger GCSE or even A Level students. Get started with our guide to making money as a private tutor. Sell your photos If you think you've got a good shot and a little creativity, try uploading your photographs for free to stock websites. A good starting point is Adobe Stock or Getty Images. Make more money selling photo subjects that have fewer search results but you feel would have some demand. It might be a good idea to test them out in print first yourself (get free photo prints here). Rent out your car parking space Some student accommodation comes with a drive or garage. If you aren't using your parking space and you live in a busy area then you might be in luck. There are plenty of people that may work in the city centre and are fed up of paying through the roof for daily parking. Advertise your space on Gumtree, Parklet or Just Park. Or, check out our full guide to renting out your parking space. Babysitting It's a classic money-maker, and for good reason. You get paid (well) to watch TV and not very much else - hopefully! If you are wondering what to charge have a look at local ads, but you can expect to be paid over £9ph even if you aren't trained in childcare. Aside from advertising yourself, it's free to create a profile on Care Babysitting. It really can be easy money (unless you get stuck with the child from hell!). Our guide to babysitting walks you through the main considerations. For instance, in the UK you will need a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check to look after small children, even though some parents may not ask for one. Dog walking & sitting If babies ain't your thing, then maybe canines are... dog sitting is big business. Students especially are likely to have free time during the day when others are out at work and worried about their pets at home. You could bag around £10 an hour per dog, and it's also a great way to keep fit. Join Care Pet Care who are best for dog sitting and walking. Become your own bank   'Peer-to-peer' lending is the future of banking. It cuts out the middle-man, passing on higher interest rates to you and cheaper loans to borrowers. And it's all managed online from the comfort of your sofa. Founded in 2005, Zopa is the most established P2P site. Today they have over 60,000 active investors. You can expect to achieve up to 5% fixed return, depending on how long you choose to lend for. If you can, go for the ISA account to earn interest tax-free. As with any traditional bank, there is some risk attached to peer-to-peer lending. Zopa have gone a long way to mitigating this by spreading your money across many different borrowers (who are also credit checked). You can also choose products that suit your appetite for risk and reward. Work as a charity collector Ok, so this job takes a certain kind of person, as you'll have to take a lot of rejection and be persistent. But if you are bubbly, personable and reckon you could sell ice to an Inuit then this could actually be a great student money making idea. You get paid commission on new sign ups (typically around £20). Have a look at Wesser as well as charity websites like Oxfam. Rent out your house for filming Directors for TV and film are always on the hunt for houses to film in. For instance, a scene for Coronation Street was recently filmed in the student house one of the Save the Student editors used to live in! Not only can you make good money but it's crazy seeing your own place on TV. Start out by looking at this site. Rent out your body If you are comfortable taking off your kit then why not try life modelling. Sit there in the buff while budding artists capture your every curve (or pokey bits) in frightening detail! Try RAM, a website especially designed for these kinds of jobs. You could also get involved in clinical drug trials, but be sure you fully appreciate any risks attached. Warning: Do not do anything you are not comfortable with, no matter how desperate you are for money! Freelance work Perhaps you enjoy writing, managing Facebook pages or doing a little bit of graphic design in your spare time. There are so many freelance jobs out there that require simple skills or just time that someone else might not have. And the best thing about freelancing is that you can work for clients in the UK and around the world with just an internet connection from home, to your own hours whilst developing valuable skills. A great place to start is with the leading freelance site Upwork.com. Or try using our student job search to find freelance jobs closer to home. Sell clothes on eBay Everyone's best friend when it comes to getting rid of junk is eBay. Online auctions are a sure-fire way to turn that sleeveless jacket (which came in and out of fashion in a week) into hard cash. Some eBay sellers look at trends and try to predict what will be big ahead of the market. If you are good and don't mind taking a risk then you can buy early in bulk and sell on when the craze hits. For lots more tips on selling on eBay read this guide. Sell your stories and videos If you have an interesting story then you could try selling it to the papers. It could be anything from sleeping with a professional footballer to getting caught in a clothes horse! One of the Save the Student team was unfortunate enough to have a pigeon fly through and smash their window at university and sold the story to The Sun for a tidy £50. You could also film your mates at all times and send it into You've Been Framed to net yourself £250 and a few seconds of fame. YouTube videos According to recent stats we now watch more videos on YouTube than searches on Google. And with the recently introduced YouTube Partner Program you can now profit from making and uploading videos. You will receive a percentage of the advertising revenue collected per 1,000 views. Depending on how successful you are (virality, subscriber base and topic) you can make a lot of money, and there are plenty of stories every week of more and more YouTubers making it their career. For more tips read our guide to making money from YouTube. Watch videos If creating videos sounds like too much hard work, then getting paid to watch videos online has to be one of the easiest ways to make money, ever. Swagbucks and InboxPounds are the most popular websites as they literally pay you to sit back and watch things like adverts and videos hoping to go viral. For more involved and rewarding opportunities, consider branching out as a freelancer typing up movie subtitles or writing film reviews. If watching videos and movies is your thing and you want to increase your earnings, head over to our full list of ways to make money from watching videos. Source property for wealthy investors We all know how much money there is in property, but on the surface (with house prices as high as they are) you might be thinking this market is off-limits. Truth is, lots of people make a great deal of cash simply sourcing suitable properties for wealthy investors who simply have no time. The trick is to find properties below market value (BMV) by avoiding estate agents and instead flyering your area with your contact details offering to buy houses. Then approach investors with a no-brainer offer to pass on the details of cut-price property in exchange for a % of the sale value. Most cities will have monthly networking events for landlords and property investors. Track these down, sign up, put on your best suit and go along with lots of business cards. Or you could start on LinkedIn or even Twitter to build some initial contacts. As you might imagine, this isn't necessarily a quick way to make money but once you've got a few investors in your phone book it can prove to be very lucrative in the long run. If you're interested, I recommend reading this book. Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies Update. We're increasingly being asked about how to make money from Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies). This isn't surprising given the ever-growing hype and stories of kids making millions. Please don't rush into buying Bitcoin to make money. It's really important to know what you're getting involved with. Read our how to buy Bitcoin tutorial which explains everything you need to know.

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10 easy ways to earn money online

21.May.2021
The growing world of online has opened up some unusual but real opportunities to make money from the comfort of your home. Here’s your guide to 10 lesser-known but real ways of making money online   Here’s your guide to 10 lesser-known but real ways of making money online. Get on to the PTC sites You could start earning money by simply clicking on advertisements by visiting websites such as ClixSense.com, BuxP and NeoBux. These are paid-to-click (PTC) sites and require a user to register. Such sites also reward you monetarily for providing them with references. Promoting sponsored social shares You too can benefit from the rise of social media platforms where organisations across businesses pay you for posting about them and their products. These sponsored posts include posting pictures and talking about company products on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. If you like watching TV you can make a quick buck by simply watching short videos. All you have to do is reach out to research firm Nielsen or become a Netflix tagger to watch content on your device and get paid for it. There are other players like InboxDollars which pay you in cash for watching videos. Test websites Don’t worry as you don’t need to possess technical know-how or skills to earn money as you test websites. You just get paid for spending time on a website and helping the developers with your user experience. You have to provide them feedback on the look and feel of the website and its functionality. With web testing, you can earn between $5 and $60 per hour. For web testing, you can try UserTesting, Enroll, TestingTime to earn money. Installing new apps Start earning money by installing some of these apps: ScreenLift: Make this Android app as your first screen to earn points or “Lifts." Fronto: This is another lock screen app which lets you exchange points for Walmart, Amazon, PayPal gift cards, and Google Play etc. Slidejoy: Use your lock screen to earn cash-like rewards. Sweatcoin: Get rewarded for just walking around. Ibotta: A cashback app which pays you $20 just for using it. Playing games Some sites will pay you money for playing games. These include Second Life, Swagbucks, Lucktastic, and Mistplay. Some of these websites pay you in the form of gift cards and some through PayPal. Have an opinion get paid You can earn money by taking online surveys on websites like Survey Junkie, Swagbucks, and InboxDollar. Such sites don’t pay much but you can still earn $0.50 to $3 per survey. Join a focus group Earn by becoming a part of a focus group or testing brand products with User Interviews, FocusGroup.com or Respondent.io. Selling old gift cards Bring those old gift cards out of the cupboard. Keep some but those which you don’t want to sell them online through CardCash and receive cashback. Selling photos Do you have boxes and albums full of pictures the old and the new? Are you the one who clicks pictures whenever something interesting catches your eye? If the answer is yes then reach out to stock photography websites which are always looking for photos for several subjects. You can upload your images to popular photography sites like Shutterstock, Photoshelter, and Getty Images. The best part is you get paid every time someone buys a photograph clicked by you.   Make a small beginning and earn from home by exploring some of these options. The income may not be big in the starting but you can always increase your earnings by intelligently combining a few of these options. As you explore easy ways of earning money online be wary of the platforms that you use. Don’t fall for fake platforms that could cheat you or trick you to part with critical financial and personal information.  

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How to Build Backlinks When You Have a Brand New Site and No Money

21.May.2021
If you’ve ever worked on a link strategy, you’ve probably sent out link requests. The idea is simple––just ask a site for a backlink. It’s the most direct way to get new links, and when it works, it’s super convenient. But there’s a problem. This isn’t a perfect strategy. Often, these requests get lost in a flood of emails. It’s easy to understand when you think about the fact that the average person receives 88 emails a day. Sometimes, your request will get ignored because it’s not a high priority. Other times, your request will get flat-out denied. You’ll get a response, but it won’t be the kind of response you want. So what do you do? You have to create a backlink request that is impossible to ignore or turn down.     I know that doesn’t seem like an easy job, but once you know what site owners are looking for, it gets a lot easier. And if you care about getting high-quality links, you absolutely need to know how to write a good link request pitch. It’s a valuable skill for any SEO or marketer to learn.      I’m going to break down the process of creating a link request that will work for you and help you get new authority links. This will work no matter what niche you’re in and no matter how big your site is. Understand what site owners are looking for Here’s the unfair truth about getting links. Some sites that aren’t the best get links just because they can pitch themselves well. And that means there are tons of sites that deserve links because they have awesome content. But not all of these sites create good pitches, so they don’t get links. I know it’s not fair, but unfortunately, that’s how it is. The main point here is that sites won’t give backlinks to anyone with a URL. As someone who runs several blogs, I can attest to that. I do often give backlinks, but I’m choosy. I personally consider both the pitch and the article or site in question, but I know many people don’t. That’s why you have to nail your pitch. Here’s an example of a pitch that is sent out way too often: But first, I want to explain what site owners (like me!) are looking for in a pitch. What benefits does the site get? The reason why any blog accepts backlinks is ultimately to help themselves out. Getting backlinks right is crucial for a great link building strategy, so almost every site wants to have the best links. To get a link, you have to tell the site owner what benefits they will get. This is a huge deal. You cannot afford to ignore this if you are serious about getting lots of high-quality links to your site. Here’s a little secret: Most sites are looking for the same benefits. If you know what most people are out for, your chances of getting links will skyrocket. Here’s what most webmasters look for in a link: The content is relevant to their site The content is detailed and deep The content is well written/produced The site is legitimate Let’s put each factor under the microscope. Relevant content is a must Every week, I get pitches for completely unrelated content. You wouldn’t believe it, but it’s true. But that doesn’t mean that I give out links to every piece of relevant content. Like I said, I’m choosy. There’s an important relationship between a piece of content and the content it links to. The linked content has to supplement the main content somehow. I’ll show you what I mean. Here’s one of my recent articles: In the beginning of that article, I talk about how everyone is psychologically pretty similar: I linked to a source that helped to supplement what I was saying. I was making an argument, and the source supported my argument. That’s the basic reason that I link to any site at all. There are exceptions, but 90% of the time, it’s to support what I’m writing about. Can you do that for other sites? Can your site be the authoritative resource that sites are looking for? I know you can. It all starts with offering relevant content. Of course, you have to go the extra mile when you’re creating that content. If your content is crappy, it’s not going to get any links. Going off of that, you need to make sure that… The content is detailed and deep You probably know I often write about long-form content. But there’s something I think is way more important than long-form content. It’s comprehensive content. You can have a 6,000-word article that’s complete trash, and you could have a 1,000-word article that hits it out of the park. For me, I’ve found the sweet spot to be somewhere in the middle, around the 3,000-word mark. I know that still seems like a lot (and it is!) but it’s so worth it. There are several reasons I recommend creating longer content. First, if you write long content, it will naturally have to be detailed. Obvious, right? It’s still possible to write longer content that’s full of filler, but in my experience, you can’t help but go into detail. Second, longer content is statistically better for you. Don’t believe me? Take a look at the data. Longer content gets more links. It also usually has higher SERP ratings: Readers love long-form content. (Search engines do too.) If you regularly post long form, authoritative content, you’ll get attention and drive more traffic to your site. It sounds too good to be true, but I promise it works. All of that said, if you have to choose either detail or length, go with detail. But in my experience, longer content naturally becomes detailed, and you get the best of both worlds. That’s what I recommend doing. The content is well written/produced No, I’m not a grammar snob, but I do think any content I link to should be well written. Does this mean it has to be perfect with not even a comma out of place? Not at all. It means that the content has to say something effectively. It has to tell readers something clearly. Seth Godin’s blog is a great example of this. He posts every day and writes in a voice that’s very casual. That means he often breaks the rules of grammar. But guess what? No one cares. People love Seth’s blog because it brings a unique perspective to the table. The improper use of a semicolon isn’t going to turn readers away from that. At the same time, don’t ignore grammar. It’s still important! Just don’t get obsessed with it. My point is that content should be a resource that says something clearly. The same goes for content that isn’t text-based, like videos and infographics. They still need to do the same thing: share knowledge that’s worth the readers’ time. The site is legitimate For most of you, this won’t be a concern. But as a blogger, I have to make sure I’m linking to legitimate sites. I try not to judge a book by its cover, but whenever I see a basic WordPress theme, I’m inclined to believe the site may be a little shady. Source: WordPress.org You don’t have to have a custom design theme to appear legitimate. You just have to make sure that the sites you’re pitching know you’re the real deal. Linking to your social profiles can help with that. And be aware that if your site is brand spanking new, you won’t have the clout that older sites have. So you’ll have to be even more persuasive. Ultimately, all of these points are saying the same thing: Put in the hard work to create top-tier content, and you’ll be rewarded. Sell your value So far, it sounds pretty simple, right? It’s not much, but you wouldn’t believe how many requests I get that don’t match one or more of these criteria. It’s even more frustrating when I can’t really tell if the resource is good from the pitch alone. Your link request needs to sell your article or page as an invaluable resource, and you need to make the benefits crystal clear. Here’s a pitch I received that I liked: I want to zero in on that third paragraph: This tells me exactly what the benefits are. Spelling it out for me is awesome, and I know most site owners would agree. These benefits will also actually help me. They’ll promote my brand to a new audience, which is what most sites want. So how can you communicate these benefits in your pitch? First, you need to have real benefits to offer. The most important benefit is relevant content. You need to have something that will add more value to the resource you’re inquiring about. Having a relevant article is all you really need, but if you can offer more, that’s even better. Specifically, if you have an established audience that you can promote to, that’s gold. That’s what every site owner dreams of. Make sure you spend a good amount of time on this step. I’d say about 75% of the battle of getting a link is convincing the site owner that you’ll benefit them. If you can do that, you’ll have a huge chance at landing a link. Shorter pitches are better This may seem silly, but shortness matters a lot. I receive roughly 207 emails per day. I usually read all of them, but I can’t respond to all of them. That means I can’t read a five-paragraph essay asking for a backlink. Take another look at that first pitch I shared in this article: Notice how short and easy to read it is. There are lots of single lines, and it’s easy to find and click on the links. More importantly, it’s to the point. There’s no question what this email is about. These are the kind of emails I love to read. I can skim this email in 15 seconds or less and know whether or not it’s worthwhile for me to respond. One more thing. Even though you should keep your pitch short, don’t leave out any necessary information. Here’s a pitch that’s not formatted like the ones I’ve shared. It’s a tiny bit longer and uses chunkier paragraphs: As you can see, this obviously worked. I think that’s because the sender didn’t leave out any details. Every word had a purpose. But it was still short. It could have been shorter, but this length isn’t bad. As a rule of thumb, make it as short as possible, but don’t leave out important information either. Writing the pitch Getting started with your pitch can be intimidating. But once you do get started, you’ll find it’s a lot easier than you thought. First, think about your subject line. You need to spend more time on your subject line than any other part of your request. That’s because your subject line might determine whether or not someone will click on it. If you’re used to content marketing, this is old news. Headlines draw people in, and the subject line is just a headline for email. If a subject line isn’t good enough, your email might get marked as spam. There are no wrong answers here, but you do want to write something compelling. I like using questions or making bold statements. Here are a few suggestions to get you started: [Name], are you interested in partnering up? I’d like to give you something for free It’s time to take your content to the next level Your article is missing something! Obviously, these are all in my voice, so your subject lines will probably look quite different. It’s super important to use your natural voice. Don’t feel pressured to be someone you’re not. Try thinking outside the box. You can use an emoji in your subject line, or you could put one word in all capital letters to grab attention. Here are 12 of my favorite tips for subject lines, courtesy of Constant Contact: Next, you’ll need to write the actual body of the pitch. Be friendly and approachable, and don’t forget to state the benefits you’re giving the recipient. I think the best way to figure out how to write a pitch is to look at some templates. Here’s a template that takes advantage of Brian Dean’s Skyscraper Technique: If you’re unfamiliar with the Skyscraper Technique, it’s basically this: You create an improved version of an existing resource. Then you reach out to other sites that have linked to that resource, and let them know you have a better version. This works like a charm for getting links, and it also establishes your site as an authority. The above link request meets all the criteria I talked about earlier. It communicates benefits, it’s short, and it pitches good content. It’s a great option if your voice is a bit more formal. The basic idea here is to offer suggestions on someone’s site and then politely ask them to return the favor. This is so powerful because it hits upon a social trigger called reciprocity. The person you send this template to will already be willing to help you. I’ll admit, this exact style isn’t for everyone, but it’s worked really well for me. If this isn’t your style, you can still take this basic idea and write it in your own words. Finally, if you’re still having trouble writing pitches, give Pitchbox a spin. Pitchbox helps you create email templates for any sort of request, not just backlink requests. Conclusion I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: You do not need to be a great writer to write something great. You don’t need an English degree or a spot on the New York Times bestseller list. You just need to know what people are looking for and give that to them. In this case, you need to explain why your link is beneficial. I see so many sites that have excellent content, but they’re not getting links, and that’s a shame. If you follow the steps I’ve shared with you, I guarantee you that you’ll get responses (and, yes, backlinks). Like I said, every site is always looking for high-quality content to link to. The trick is to convince sites that your content is what they’re after. Of course, some of your requests will still get ignored or declined. That’s inevitable. But by using the techniques I’ve talked about, you will get more links. These are the strategies I’ve personally used, and I know first hand that they work. So go out there and give it a try!

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10 Smart Ways to Earn or Build Backlinks to Your Website

21.May.2021
Now, needless to say, quality backlinks are hard to get, but they shouldn’t be. In fact there are smart ways to build or earn backlinks, to get authoritative websites to link to your online business. Here are ten: 1. The broken-link building method I love the broken-link building method because it works perfectly to create one-way backlinks. The technique involves contacting a webmaster to report broken links on his/her website. At the same time, you recommend other websites to replace that link. And here, of course, you mention your own website. Because you are doing the webmaster a favor by reporting the broken links, the chances of a backlink back to your website are high. So, to use the broken-link method, first find relevant websites in your niche that have resources pages. Find them by using these search queries in Google: your keyword + links your keywords + resources keywords inurl:links For example, if I have a parenting website, I'll search for parenting + links. To easily find broken links on those pages, download and install the Google Chrome plugin called Check my Links. Using this plugin, I quickly discovered all 404 links from this page: Now, back to that webmaster: When reaching out, be friendly and introduce yourself. Tell this individual that he or she is linking to some resources that are no longer available. Always provide the exact location of the broken links, so they can be easily found. Give some alternatives to replace those links, including your own website. Try to be helpful, not greedy to get a backlink. Often, this method will work, but there will be cases when the webmaster will refuse to link back to you. 2. Backlinks through infographics Infographics are one of the most popular methods for bringing traffic to your website and gaining valuable backlinks. They're also great because they're easy to understand and share. Everyone loves visual data, right? That's why the demand for infographics has increased considerably. Consider that influential online publications like Mashable publish numerous infographics from all over the Internet.   Now, choose your infographics carefully: Each one should include a unique and interesting story for your audience. To make your selection, follow currently trending topics and see what people are looking for, then create your infographic using statistical data. To get started, research and gather data for the content. Then find someone to make your content visual. There’s a misconception that creating an infographic is expensive; that's not always the case. Figure on an average price between $150 and $300. Assuming you may earn 10 backlinks per infographic, you'll be paying $15 per link. For five backlinks, the price will be $30 per link. That’s very cheap for backlinks earned through webmaster moderation. And if your infographic goes viral. you win even more. Try using Dribble to find designers with good portfolios. Contact them directly by upgrading your account to PRO status, for just $20 a year. Then simply use the search filter and type "infographics." After finding someone you like, click on "hire me" and send a message detailing your needs and requesting a price. Fiverr is another place to find great designers willing to create inexpensive infographics. Next, once the infographic is ready, you need to make it easy for others to share it. To do this, create your own embed code using Siege Media generator.   Once everything is in place, and your infographic shines on your website, it’s time to distribute it. There are numerous infographic directories where you can submit yours. For example, here is a list with more than than 100 places to submit your infographic. Last but not least, do email outreach to people who have previously linked to similar infographics or have shared them on social media. Ask for feedback on your infographic, but never ask for a link directly. If they like your infographic, they'll know what to do. Related: 17 Safe Places to Build Links for SEO  3. The advantage of guest articles Guest blogging is the most effective way to reach new audiences. By publishing articles on other popular websites, you'll get your content in front of new readers and win more exposure. Sometimes, it’s not just about the backlink, but about increasing your online reputation or your social media followers.  Guest blogging helps you leverage your relationships and expand your audience. In case you have doubts about guest posting, consider that even Google accepts guest contributors on its Google Analytics blog. Here’s a tweet from Google showing this: Numerous ways exist to find websites that accept guest articles. Here are three:: Use Google search queries to find blogs accepting guest contributors: your keyword + inurl:write-for-us your keyword + guest-posts your keyword + inurl:guest-post-guidelines your keyword + become a contributor your keyword + bloggers wanted your keyword + submit an article your keyword + want to write for your keyword + contribute your keyword + become an author your keyword + guest post by your keyword + now accepting guest posts Find influencers publishing guest posts on a regular basis and try to contribute on the same websites they've had in the past. Consider the example of a profile by freelance writer Kristi Hines. From her Google Plus profile, click on "About," then scroll to the contributor section, where you can see a list of all the websites she has contributed articles to. Repeat the process with other influencers, and you’ll find endless opportunities to publish content on third-party websites. Use social media to discover other options. On Twitter, search for "guest post," "guest article" or "guest author." To automate the process, use Topsy to set alerts for the keywords you want to track. When publishing a guest article, always make sure you are linking to your social media profiles. If someone enjoys your post, he or she can easily follow you for similar future articles. 4. Spy on your competitors. If you are serious about getting more organic traffic, staying up to date with your main competitors' online marketing strategies is mandatory. You have to spy on your competitors on social media and look for their link-building or earning techniques, as well as their content-marketing methods. Here are some tips: Set yourself up for alerts when competitors are publishing new content on their websites.  Subscribe to their email newsletters or follow them on social media. Another smart way to catch up with their new content is to create a Google alert for the keyword “site:yourcompetitor.com." For example, if my competitor is TechCrunch, I can set a Google alert using the keyword: site:techcrunch.com Know when and what backlinks your competitors are building or earning. This will help you replicate their best backlinks and better understand what methods they are using to promote their website. If they are getting links through guest blogging, try to become a guest author on the same websites. If most of their links come from blog reviews, get in touch with those bloggers and offer them a trial to test your tool. Eventually, they might write a review about it. My favorite tool to spy on my competitors' backlinks is called Monitor Backlinks. It allows you to add your four most important competitors. From then on, you get a weekly report containing all the new links they have earned. Inside the tool, you get more insights about these links and can sort them by their value and other SEO metrics. A useful feature is that all the links my own website already has are highlighted in green, as in the screenshot below. Using this technique, I can easily determine new link-building opportunities. With Monitor Backlinks, I can keep track of all the backlinks my website is earning. Each time my link building campaigns are successful, I can see all the new backlinks I’m getting in my dashboard.   5. Build internal links. Internal links are a key factor for running a successful blog. They are passing link juice, and you can use your anchor texts. With a good internal linking structure, you can help users easily navigate through your website and increase the overall user experience. There are tools that can automatically create internal links on your blog, especially if you are running Wordpress, but you should do this manually. Microsoft's Matt Cutts has recommended that webmasters keep their number of internal links per page below 100, for both usability and SEO. 6. Promote your content. Great content won’t get you backlinks unless you know how to promote it right. You have to get out in the world and do email outreach to promote your best articles. One of the best strategies to do this is to contact bloggers or websites running weekly or monthly roundups. Again, you can use Google and search for queries like “keyword + roundup.” Make sure you choose, in order to see results only from the past week or month.   Then contact the webmasters and give them a quick introduction to your website. With your message, send a link to one of your best tutorials or guides. If they find your resource useful, they may link back to you in their next weekly roundup.These bloggers are constantly looking for great content, so they definitely want to hear from you. As with the other techniques, make sure you do not abuse your relationship with any webmaster by asking for a link directly. 7. Write testimonials. An easy method to earn quality backlinks is to write testimonials for websites you are using. You'll spend only a few minutes, and you can earn a link from the homepage of an authoritative website. As long as you are a customer of that product, there’s a high possibility you can get a link in exchange for a testimonial. List all the tools you are currently using and reach out to discuss the likelihood of featuring your testimonial on a desired website. 8. Contact journalists and important bloggers. To get links to your website, you have to spread the word about your business. And what better way to do this than email outreach to journalists and influencers from your niche? Fnding someone’s email address can be challenging, but there’s no reason to be discouraged. Here’s how to find anyone's email address: Over 90 percent of the email addresses at publications and websites are formatted like this: [email protected] or [email protected] or [email protected] So, try sending your pitch to these emails directly. If the above formats don't work, use tools like Voilanorbert, Thrust.io or Emailfinder.io. Just enter the name of the person you are trying to contact and the website he or she works for.   Alternately, you can send your message using social media, with Google Plus or Linkedin. Also consider that every pitch should be short and to the point. No one has time for long and boring emails from strangers. 9. Donate. Yes, you can earn backlinks by donating to nonprofit organizations. This method is quick and straightforward. All you have to do is find websites in your niche that accept donations and link back to sites that have donated. Simply submit the amount of the donation you want to make and write your website URL. Finding these websites requires some searches in Google. These are some queries that usually give good results: contributors page + donate + your keyword donation + contributors + your keyword contributors page + your keyword 10. Get interviewed. Online interviews are hot right now, and a great and easy way to earn backlinks to your website. Once you become the authority in your niche, you'll get lots of interview invitations, but until then, to get started, you have to make the first step. Look for websites that are running interviews and tell them you would like to participate and what knowledge you can contribute. Conclusion Earning quality backlinks can sometimes be challenging, but you can easily find link-building opportunities by using the right resources and methods. Finally, remember that keeping your backlinks is as important as building them. So, keep track of the backlinks your website is getting, by using tools like Monitor Backlinks, Ahrefs or Majestic.

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Link In Bio: 6 Ways To Manage Links On Your Instagram Bio

21.May.2021
Instagram is all the social media rage among GEN Z and Millennials. Just as Orkut, and then Facebook took over the internet once upon a time, now it’s Instagram’s turn. But let us admit, Instagram is not that easy. To be honest, I find it annoying, but it is still fairly popular and has around 1 billion active users according to recent statistical reports of 2021. Why do I find Instagram annoying? Let us say for one you can’t reshare posts as easily as you could on Facebook, and the worst of all is if you are posting content to your account, you cannot add any functional links in the caption. I mean, this sucks for many businesses, right? This is why it makes it difficult to drive traffic to your respective business pages. This is why the link in bio is the only place where you can work to mention a place to drive your traffic to. However, the thing to note here is you are only allowed to add one link to your bio. So, think wisely and add links that can benefit you the most. In this article, we have mentioned 6 ways with which you can manage links on your Instagram bio. 6 Ways to Manage Links On your Instagram Bio 1. Use Bio Tools and Use Multiple Links in Your Bio Ever wondered how do you even add a link in your bio? That’s where Instagram tools come in place. Where on one hand, you can easily put in one link normally by editing your Instagram bio, on the other hand, if you want to mention 3 to 4 links in your Instagram bio as well. When you are running a business or marketing your social media campaign you probably would want your audience to take a look at different links. So, when you are using the link in bio tools, this will help you create landing pages with multiple redirections with that unique link you created. How can multiple links help you? Let us say you want to promote your new product launch, on the other hand, you also want your audience to sign up for a newsletter, well that’s where these multiple links will help you kill the bird with two stones. Omnilink, linktree or Lnk.Bio can help you create multiple links for the Instagram business page. 2. Drive Traffic to a Specific Page There are several business goals you might have when you are posting a particular content on your Instagram page. Depending on that goal you might want to add that particular link in bio. So, for example, if you are looking for sponsors, you might want to add the link to the sponsor application page, or if you are looking for a partnership then you might add in a link that directs your audience to the partnership page. One thing you need to keep in mind is, if you add extensive links, your audience might be a bit reluctant to click on them. So one more thing that you can do is shorten your link using JustLnk, Short.io, or Cuttly. Short links make it ideal for the audience to click on it and make it a good presentation for your Instagram page.   Start Link Shortening with JustLnk Get Started for Free 3. Product Launch Instagram is all about visual representation. So, if you are launching a new product the best way is to add promotions, offers, and all sorts of contests that you can do for your Instagram follower to achieve your goals. While you cannot add links to your caption but while promoting a product you can probably add a link in bio to the website from where your audience can buy this product from. Digital Marketing is all about product launches and promotions. So, if you have hired a digital marketer, you probably don’t have to worry about dealing with all the technicalities of Instagram. 4. Add Links to Your Blog A lot of mommy bloggers and fitness trainers add links to their bio and direct their audience to their blogging platforms. You can direct your audience to a specific blog, or you can direct them to a blog of a business page. Blogging is a very powerful digital marketing tool we might add. These blogs help get a lot of traffic and are used for various marketing tools as well like, influencer marketing, shout-outs, back-links, etc. 5. Direct Your Audience to your YouTube Channel Since vlog has become a thing of 2021, let us just say YouTube channels are working as a very popular marketing tool as well. There was a time where YouTube was only used by professionals but now you can see people adding review vlogs, cartoons, live reviews or product promotions, tutorials, etc. So, if you are a new business, you can make a short video telling your audience about what you do, and what you offer, etc. Show people that your brand is worth it, you the video link to impress your audience. A lot of people are adding a link to an influencer giving reviews about your product. This is another marketing tool that has become fairly popular in the year 2021 and will continue to be so in the coming years. 6. Contests Instagram contests have become a thing. People, especially Gen Z loves participating in Instagram content and giveaways more so than on Facebook. Again, you can add the contest details link in bio to drive the traffic to your website or blog etc. To put it simply, a contest on Instagram is announced through photo content, and details are mentioned in the caption, however, the best way to do it is to add a link in the bio that gives all the details of that particular contest. It is a fool-proof way to get you some traffic on your website. Conclusion Instagram Bio might a bit to get a handle on but trust us when we say it will give you great results in terms of traffics and profits. So Go ahead and follow our tips mentioned above to manage links to drive traffics to your blog, contests, product launches, and video channels, etc. Author Bio: Ashir provides ghostwriting and copywriting services. His educational background in the technical field and business studies helps him in tackling topics ranging from career and business productivity to web development and digital marketing. He occasionally writes articles for Dynamologic Solutions , Digital Marketing.

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