What is InboxPounds

 



Name:  InboxPounds

Website:  www.inboxpounds.co.uk

Price:  FREE

Owner:  Daren Cotter

Rank:   70 out of 100


When browsing on the internet for ways to earn with an online business, we all seem to be bombarded with ads of free and easy money spinning ideas. One of the websites that hits the first pages of the most affirmed search engines is InboxPounds, or its American counterpart InboxDollars.  But what is InboxPounds?  And is InboxPounds a scam? Or is InboxPounds legit?  Read on to find out, so that you can make up your mind for yourselves.

 

What is InboxPounds


In my page Internet Is Your Oyster I have briefly touched on ways to earn with an online business through PPC, or pay per click website – although its team likes to refer to it as ‘online reward club’.  InboxPounds is exactly that: a website with a variety of online based activities which earn you a few pence per action.  In other words, and mostly, you get paid per every click you action on InboxPounds dashboard activities.

From the onset, it appears quite clear that you will not make a lucrative income, not a basic revenue, by using InboxPounds.  But, as mentioned in my latest post Keep your Eggs in Many Baskets, the overall money you may cash out every so often can contribute to enrich your pocket money stash.

 

How InboxPounds works


As you get on to InboxPounds website, you will be invited to register, setting up a username and password.  Once you have done so, InboxPounds opens the doors for you to a variety of different activities, including:

  • ​completing surveys,
  • opening emails redirecting you to other websites,
  • searching on the internet by using InboxPounds browser,
  • playing online games,
  • referring friends, and many others.

My favourite PPC is opening emails I receive every day on my email inbox, clicking on the website I am prompted to enter, and getting paid the 1p (yes, unfortunately only one penny!) for the time invested.



Which admittedly is not much of my precious time.  And this may explain why the pay scale is so low.​

 

How much does it cost


Joining InboxPounds is completely free of charge.  And that is another reason which may explain how low pay the scheme is.

InboxPound is not unique, mind you, in paying the so called pittance.  Many of these PPC programs pay as little.  However this does not make them scam.  Certainly it does not make InboxPounds scam.  I can assure you that InboxPounds is legit!

The reason why I know is because I did get paid, legitimately and promptly.  So, definitely no scam there.

And whilst we are talking money, the payout is £20.  Which, considering the low rate of payments for each online activity, you may think it will take an enormous length of time to put together.  If you thought along those lines, you would not be far off from the truth.  But ultimately, it depends by how much or little you decide to participate to the InboxPounds online activities.

Alternatively, you can opt to be paid in Amazon vouchers, which, if you are an Amazon shopaholic like me, can turn quite handy.

 

The concept


InboxPounds was founded by university student Daren Cotter back in 2000.  Whilst reading Computer and Information System, Daren saw the potential of rewarding customers for online activities, and has maintained that concept since then.

He first created the older sister InboxDollars, as he is American and based in the States after all.  He only launched the UK version of InboxPounds in 2012, so relatively recently.  But in the process he managed to bag accolade after accolade, reaching a company revenue of $10 million after only seven years.

It’s amazing how successful and, let’s admit, wealthy you can become from the simplest of ideas!!



InboxPounds referrals


Let me, for a minute, talk a little more in details about InboxPound referral scheme.  The payout is, again, rather low – again, we are talking pence rather that the solid pound coins (or USA dollars) the website prides of paying as per their name.  But, you know how strongly I feel  about referral schemes.

And that is because it is a sound form of passive income.  And in the case of InboxPound, it does not require any further maintenance or input.  Provided the friend you refer completes the signing in process by registering, you will earn 10% of your referrals for most of his or her activities.  So, when compared to other affiliate programs, such as Amazon, whose commission rate is never beyond the 7-8%, you will find that InboxPounds stands on a slightly more generous position.  So, over regular payouts of £25, each and every of your referrals could earn you some £2.50.

As mentioned above, it is not the £2.50 that is going to make you rich or that is going to pay your monthly bills.  But when you think that you might get some 10 referrals a month, you can potentially earn a regular £25 without doing anything – and that money could easily add up to your regular activities on InboxPounds.  Not bad for passive income!

 

Available support


Where InboxPounds, unlike some other PPC websites, does not fail is in providing good customer services and good support.  When you log on to InboxPounds, you have a Support link on the right hand corner, just next to your Sign In link.  The Support link takes you to a self help separate screen where you find explanation to how to use the website, and answers to other users’ questions.

At the same time, if you scrolls to the bottom of the site, you will find available a Tour of the Site, and a link to F.A.Q. which again contribute to assist with using the site, as well as answering questions about the pay scheme and about referrals.

InboxPounds is obviously most supporting of its referral scheme.  And proof of this is in the fact that it has many tools available for you to promote the site and its referral scheme.  InboxPounds offers a fairly generous array of banners, as well as your unique URL link to ensure future commissions from your referrals are allocated and paid to you.  And it has direct links to Twitter and to Pinterest for direct link promotions.

Yes, this is my account at present with InboxPounds - and the Jules is my username
Yes, this is my account at present with InboxPounds – and the Jules is my username

My verdict


So, why am I only rating InboxPounds with 70 out of 100?

Positives

This site has many positives.  For starters, it is FREE.  And this point must not be disregarded.  Many websites ask for an initial deposit, which may be reimbursed at a later stage.  To join InboxPounds you don’t need any of that.

And InboxPounds is definitely a legit business.  On my first payout, they actually sent me a cheque mispelling my name – no surprise there, as I do have a rather unusual combination of letters (but that’s a story for another day).  The point I am making is that, I contacted their customer services by email, and they sent me a new cheque within a week, with the correct spelling, and at no extra charge.  Which to me proves that, not only the company truly pays out, but they also have an extremely good and fast responding customer services team.

Negatives

But, there are a couple of issues which I feel I cannot disregard.

Starting with the online activities. not all of them are easy and quick to execute.  For instance, the surveys.

It is with surveys, more than with opening emails and accessing the ad link you are sent, that you can earn higher money.  Personally though, I have even stopped trying to do surveys.  No matter what time of the day or night you access surveys, you are always told that either they have already reached their audience target, or that you do not qualify as not fulfilling the age group or demographic required – and that is after you have already spent possibly five minutes answering questions.  That to me is pretty low.  You waste your precious time and you come out empty handed.

The second issue which I find pretty poor is the low pay rate.  In this time and age paying a penny (or cent) per opened email is only typical of scam websites.  Or maybe it is not, but then that is why scams are scams: they promise you a lot, and deliver nothing.

No matter how you see it, however, surely you can imagine that it takes you a little while to reach the minimum payout figure of £20!

Do I recommend InboxPounds?  YES!!!

In spite of its drawbacks, I would definitely recommend at least giving it a try.  Because, however little you get, it is definitely easy money.  My main activity is opening their emails – which takes me no extra effort nor time, as I can easily do so whilst going through my inbox every day.  And, when I remember, I search their internet through InboxPounds browser – and again, no major effort there, as their browser has a wide scope as much as the more renowned search engines.

The main thing, when signing up for InboxPounds, is to remember that you are not there to make big money, but solely to get a big of extra pocket money with fun activities.




Click on the below link if you want to join today!  Or share your thoughts about it, leave your comment below.

 

Name:  InboxPounds

Website:  www.inboxpounds.co.uk

Price:  FREE

Owner:  Daren Cotter

Rank:   70 out of 100

 

 

 

Keep your eggs in many baskets

No, I am not referring to ways to store your weekly supply of eggs in your kitchen. What I am referring to is to make a success of working from home.  Excuse my wacky attitude, but allow me today to suggest a flexible approach to help becoming an entrepreneur right and proper.

 

Keep your eggs in many baskets


A couple of years ago in my line of work (my ‘day’ job, that is) I came across a young lady who told me she was an actress.  I asked what she was working on at the moment, and she answered me she was freelancing.  This meant her keeping her eggs in many baskets, so to speak.  She was registered with different acting agencies, she was doing some teaching, she was doing some online work, and of course she worked with her agent for potential auditions and gigs.

My concern was: how could she make a living based on such uncertain terms?  The way she put it to me though was equally eye opening.

She explained, if my employer went burst, or less dramatically decided to reduced its workforce and I was given redundancy, I would be left with no income at all, given that my sole source of income was my day job.  Equally, if I were to fall sick of some form of ailment that prevented me to carry on working (such as particular cancers, which could potentially affect my current day job), my employer would pay me reduced sickness salary for up to six months, but after that and if still not fit for work, I would be asked to leave.  And some employers do not even have such more generous sickness packages, but pay the bare statutory basic sickness.  In other words, working for an employer is only marginally more secure than working on a self-employed freelance basis – that is what the freelance actress was trying to point out to me.

When you juggle many balls at the same time, she explained there is always something going which will generate an income.  She was primarily referring to various and different ways for her to advertise her acting skills and to reach out to potential gigs and opportunities.

But her take on ‘keeping your eggs in many baskets’ got me thinking.

 

Diversity is key to run a successful home business


And there is nothing more true than this approach when working from home.  Especially at the beginning, when you are barely monetising from your ventures, and you are far from matching a full time average salary if not more, it is advisable not to focus on one business only.  If one venture earns you a quarter of your monetary target, four entrepreneurial activities will make up the full salary that you are aiming to and that you need to sustain household and living bills – exactly as if you were working for an employer.

 

Diversifying versus specialisation


But how does diversifying translate in practice?  At the end of the day we cannot all be good at every type of home based business, surely!

If for instance my speciality were teaching maths, and I were to plan to do freelance teaching, how can I branch out into other areas of expertise?

Well, that is where you need to appeal to your most entrepreneurial vein.  When working from home, you need to become most creative.  And specialisms can walk hand in hand with diversification.

So, if teaching, you may want to advertise your freelance lessons actively, both on local papers, on shop windows of local newsagents, in the local community notice board.  But you may want to also approach local school, to see if they may be happy to refer students to you that may need additional tuition.  Or you may want to enrol with specialised recruitment agencies.

And you may also start learning how to leverage social media to advertise your enterprise.  Or you could learn how to build a website and attract further teaching business leveraging on your website outreach.


When sitting down and start brain storming, possibilities are endless.

 

Retain your identity


As mentioned above, diversification doesn’t have to stretch as far as doing a variety of different things to earn a bit of extra cash.  You can retain your identity as specialised entrepreneur in a specific business enterprise.

If for argument sake you were setting up an online selling point on eBay, and your speciality were to buy and sell antique items, nothing stops you from keeping a small ongoing stock of electronic gadgets, as you see fit pending the demand on the market for the latest trend.

Likewise, as I am specialising in blog writing, I could consider stretching my efforts into writing an e-book, and market it on Amazon Kindle with the aim to make a bit of cash and to create an ideal form of passive recurring income.

In other words, and like with the example of the maths teacher, you can still retain your identity as a teacher, trader or writer, but employ your skills and expertise in a more proactive and interactive way.

The main thing, I believe, is that, whichever business activity you embrace, you never loose focus in believing in what you are doing, and in wanting to share your findings with others and for the benefit of others.  If the sole motivation for what you are doing is making money, believe you me, it will not work.  Potential customers and clients will smell your thirst for money, and that will work as a deterrent instead as an incentive for people to trust you and your business.

 

Think outside the box with online business


Online business possibly lends itself better than other ventures to diversification, possibly due to its nature where you can find wide ranging and endless opportunities.

Let me introduce you to a short tutorial put in place by one of my dear friends at Wealthy Affiliate, Robert aka boomergp08, on diversification as a writer.  The tutorial, How to Earn Money Writing Online, goes through the various revenue possibilities as an online writer.  Click the blue link to find out Robert’s take – I can assure you, it is inspirational!

With an online business, and with a website, you can easily monetise on your blog, but it will take time for you to become visible to online browsers in order to attract clicks that will convert in purchases.  As mentioned in my page on creating good website content, the revenue generating process does take its time.  But whilst we produce content for our website, we all become better and better at it.  So, why not put our newly found expertise to use to others and produce writing for others?

And again, whilst putting together a website for ourselves, why not getting paid by acquaintances and friends for designing their website, based on their requirements and needs?

As Robert mentions in his tutorial, think outside the box, and use your skills to the benefit of others.

 

 Diversify your skills with telecommuting


Naturally, diversification is not solely limited to home based business enterprises.  You may well be working for an employer, part time or full time, and have additional ways of making extra money on the side.  The general approach, as far as employers are concerned, is that so long as the employee’s additional income attempts do not interfere or clash with the employer’s line of business – in other words, so long as there are no conflicts of interest – employers welcome the proactive attitude of employees, so long as your additional revenue activity is not run whilst you are working for your employer.

In the home based business opportunities examined so far, I can easily work on my 9-5 job, whilst trying to sell some items on eBay, and whilst doing some online marketing job, and whilst chancing my luck at binary option trading.  Or you could make a monetary investment for additional source of revenue in the shape of passive income.

But diversification is not solely about making money, or making additional money.  It is very much about expanding your areas of expertise.  So, whilst working for an employer, you might want to approach your HR or line manager with a view to be put forward for courses or workshops to gain additional skills.

Because it is through the initiative, a proactive and creative attitude and a variety of acquired skills that we can broaden our horizon and become a 360 degree entrepreneur.  We are all born naturally gifted with the mind set of an entrepreneur – I most certainly am not!  But we can all reach success if we work hard at it.

 


Please share your story about how you established your entrepreneurial business venture successfully.  Or tell how you diversify your business.  Leave your comment below. 

Make money with passive income

I am sure you must have heard the term ‘passive income’ referred to in many financial magazines and papers, or on business reports on the telly. But what is the definition of passive income, and how to make money with passive income?

 


What is passive income

Think of a singer or song writer.  A singer and the writer of a song can have one or a couple of big hits and score really high in the pop or country music charts.  But they temporarily loose inspiration and creativity and stop writing and singing for a while until they come up with another successful idea.  In the meantime, however, and for as long as that song is played for years and decades to come, that song writer and that singer will earn royalties from that music piece.  And the profit made by that song could potentially be passed to their heirs, depending on the record deal with their producers.

Passive income is exactly that.  You work hard on a project, and income is generated automatically from that project thereafter. 

The opposite of this way to make a revenue would be for you to work for an employer, where unless you physically go to work every day and work in your role, you will not get paid.  In some sales roles, in fact, you may only get paid a basic salary, where the biggest share of your salary is dependent on the number of sale deals you seal every month or quarter.  So if a month is a little on the slow side, no salary at all – or very reduced!!

Naturally not all ways to make an income from home that we have looked into so far will generate a passive income.  Generally speaking, freelance positions are deemed the prototype of active income.  You must be proactive in seeking job, and your work will often be paid through a commission scheme.

So, a photographer will first of all have to find a client that will hire his services as specialised in wedding photos, and will then get paid only on delivery of the picture snaps, and provided the newly wedded couple is happy with the outcome.

Likewise, a teacher offering private tuition will need to look for clients constantly.  A teacher will agree a pay rate which she will receive at the end of every teaching session rendered to the child.  Her or his earnings may not necessarily be affected by whether the child passes or fails their exams, but having a child passing a test with flying colour will be an added bonus for the teacher, who will promote her or his services with the added accolade.

 


How to get passive income from home

There are two ways to make money through passive income.  Some ventures require that you make a monetary investment, others require a time investments.  

What has to be clear is that with passive income ventures, you never make immediate money.  Nor the word ‘passive’ should lead to you to in to the false belief that it is an easy way to make money and does not require much elbow grease at all.

As mentioned in my other posts and pages, no matter which avenue you intend to explore as ways to make an income from home, you must always be prepared to work your socks off.  At the end of the day, you are trying to set up a business, your own self employed business, from scratch.  And it will take commitment and hard work for you to see the fruits of your hard labour.

Just as if you were employed by a big corporate magnate, or if you were on a commission based salary with a smaller family run company.

 


Ideas requiring a monetary investments

Ok, admittedly this type of passive income may not suit many of us, as we may be short of cash to start off  the business, or we may find it too risky to put our hard earned savings in a venture that may have a risk element attached to it.

Nevertheless, let me give you a few ideas:

  • Property investment – you could consider investing in purchasing a property, or a few properties, which you then may want to put on a rental market or you may want to refurbish and sell on for a profit.  A good way to invest in properties is to purchase at auction, where it is deemed that the sale price is reduced over figures open market.  Either way however, it is always good to do a good upfront research on the property you are having in mind, as there may be hidden costs from local authorities and for legal services involved.
  • Rent your garage – if you have a garage adjacent to your property, you could consider renting it on.  Again, you do not have to do much, other than ensuring the tenant is reliable enough to pay you on time, and you may want to put in place a basic tenancy agreement which may have legal value.  Unlike with properties, people tend to go for cash in hand payment solutions, but this arrangement may turn up risky for both landlord and tenant likewise.
  • Get a lodger – Or you could consider renting a room in your house if you are under-occupied and have a spare room that you no longer use.  Admittedly, this solution may require your daily input in preparing meals for your lodger, or in having to do housekeeping for the room.  But again, you can agree terms with your lodger by giving them access to the kitchen and by making them responsible for the housekeeping of their own room.
  • Invest in stock shares or trade in binary options – of all the solutions I have spoken about, possibly stock market is to me the riskier option.  But on the other hand, you do not need an investment of thousands of pounds or dollars, as you can join for as little as a few hundreds.

 


Ideas requiring a time investment

This option requires that you invest a lot of time to set up your venture before you see the results, but once you start monetising on your project, the results are outstanding.  And, because most ventures are website based, this is the kind of passive income that I prefer.  All I need is an internet connection, my laptop, and willingness to work hard at a project to start off with – no need for upfront financial investment.

So, what can we do with time investment?

  • Affiliate marketing – in a way this is my area of expertise.  As mentioned when outlining the basics of affiliate marketing, this method is particularly successful if you have a blogging or review based website, or an e-store.  And it may take a long time for your website to start bringing in revenue, but once the ball starts rolling and you start ranking higher and higher with SEOs, visitors are likely to use your website to make purchases without you having to contribute to your site as regularly any longer, as you would have built your reputation of credible reviewer in the niche you are working within.

  • Creating an app – if you are a guru and regular user of apps on your smart phone, you can easily relate to this concept, and surely you will have ideas of an app that will not yet have covered the demand of regular users such as yourself.  You can create an app with the help of a programmer, and then sell your app to any App store.  The passive income is determined in this case by royalties similar to the ones adopted in the musical world.
  • Produce music – this does not necessarily means that you may have to be ‘hired’ by a production company.  There are music storage companies, which will store your music to be used in commercials or on videos.  You will earn a passive income every time that your licensed music is played or used.
  • Selling photos – again, you will have to invest in time (not necessarily in a camera, as often smart phones nowadays take very high quality pictures) to create a portfolio of pictures.  You can then make your portfolio available to photo storage companies, such as Pixabay.com to mention one like many, and you will earn every time that somebody uses one of your pictures.
  • Create paid for training videos – there are several online platforms where you can published training videos in whichever subject you feel strong and passionate about.  Anybody can purchase your training over and over, and that is where the passive income is generated.  If you will, it is teaching taken to a wider distribution level.  Udemy.com is one of the many available marketplaces available online, and possibly the most diffused, and widely used by students worldwide.

 


Work harder for a more lucrative outcome

The suggestions I mention above do not want to be an exclusive list, as in fact there are myriads of business opportunities that you can translate in passive income.

No matter which type of passive income you intend to try out, the one thing you must be prepared for is to set out a solid basis.  And to do so you will need to put hard work in your project.

You must also be prepared initially and for a period of time not to see fruition from your project for a period of time.  And particularly when you try to establish yourself online and build your reputation as an honest and trustworthy brand, this will take time.  Then again, once you do, customers will be attracted to your portfolio of pictures, or to your website, and they will bring in income without any more of your initial effort.

It would be interesting to hear whether you have attempted any of the above avenues, or how you have made a success of your passive income based business.  Please do leave your comment below to share your experience.

AWin best affiliate network program in UK

In my discovery journey to find out new ways to make an income from home (or well established ways, but new to me), I have come across affiliate network programs and CPA based programs.  One of them, and in my opinion the best CPA affiliate network program in UK and Europe, is AWin.

 




Name:  AWin (formerly Affiliate Window)

Website:  awin.com

Price:  Initial deposit of £5 refundable

Owner:  Merge of Xanox and Affiliate Window

Rank:   85 out of 100

 


What is an affiliate network program

The likes of Amazon, or eBay or even Wealthy Affiliate are corporate companies big enough to be able to afford to run their own affiliate program.  Such companies will also prefer to manage their program in-house so that they can keep better track of selling or click trends.

However there are smaller companies, or big companies which do not want to branch into the self-management of their own affiliate programs, but want to benefit from being part of an affiliate program.  Affiliate programs, and we affiliate marketers, are an asset to such companies, as through our reviews do attract customers, who will generate sales and revenues to their business.  Just like a salesman, but with the added bonus for corporate advertising companies that we affiliate marketers are passionate for the niche we promote.

And that is where the concept of affiliate network comes in the game.  An affiliate network program will manage the affiliate program of different companies – which are referred to as advertisers – charging them a fee for the privilege.  What the affiliate network program does then is recruit an array of affiliate marketers like you and me – they call us publishers – so that we can apply to join a number of different affiliate programs from a wider range available on the network.

 


Why AWin?

AWin (formerly known as Affiliate Windows) is one of the best CPA – or Cost per Action – affiliate network programs in UK and Europe.

AWin is in other words, the European answer to American CJ (Commission Junction), offering a range of over 6,000 advertisers for affiliate marketers to choose from.

I have found a recent video published by AWin on YouTube, which explains how Affiliate Window has recently become AWin, and what its strengths are:

 

So, not only AWin is, dare I say, the most extensive platform of affiliate programs under one hat that UK and Europe has to offer, but it also offers the advantage of paying publishers on a CPA basis, depending on the agreement with its advertisers.

How this translate on most affiliate programs offered by AWin is that the publisher is not only paid if the visitor to their website ends up making a purchase, but for any other action the viewer takes on your website, whether that is a click on a banner or link, or form filling.  For each of these actions, the affiliate program you promote will pay you via AWin.

 


AWin is for all

Absolutely anyone with a website can join AWin.  Awin has as many as 6,000 advertisers, who use the network to promote their business. Registering with AWin as a publisher is easy enough.  You can then browse to check the many advertisers available on the program, which can meet the requirements of your niche.

To put it more visually clear to you, let me give you an example of how I landed on AWin.

As you may know, I have another website, where my aim is to share my love affair with Border Terriers  – just in the same way as I want to share my learning experience here of finding ways to make an income from home.  My canine website is a blog where I share and exchange information particularly related to Borders, but to other breeds too, and including breed related medical conditions.  In the process, I like to review products that I have been using for my border Indy.  If, for instance, I wanted to discuss the benefits of pet insurance, I would want to recommend an insurance that covered ailments on older dogs too.

On AWin I registered to advertise my intent with my blog website as an affiliate marketer, and then I started browsing for dog related businesses, whilst at the same time advertisers also started contacting me promoting what they had to offer me in terms of merchandise as well as commissions for my referrals that would fit with my canine niche.



The game could not be easier, as what I did at that point was select which programs I found more suitable to my niche, and joined the affiliate programs of those companies.  AWin has provided me with advertising tools, such as links and banners for me to use on my website when reviewing individual products and businesses.  And AWin pays my commission on a CPA basis, not the company whose merchandise or service I am reviewing.

 


Any costs involved?

Virtually not.  AWin charges an initial £5 deposit, which they then refund you along with the first payment they make you.  In other words, eventually joining as a publisher becomes free.

 


Advertising material and tools

For each advertising program you join within AWin, AWin will provide you an extensive array of banners in different sizes and interactive level.  But they will also provide you with unique links in HTMS or URL version, which will contain your unique publisher ID code.  Like with all affiliate programs, having your code showing on the links, or on the banner HTMLs, is important as it will be the determining tracking device for AWin and for you as publisher to keep records of your commissions and payments.

 


Why my rating

AWin is the first affiliate network I have ever joined, along with the American CJ (which I reserve to discuss at a later date).  And I still find AWin the best network I have worked with so far.

But there are a couple of negative issues that I struggled with, at least initially.

  • Layout and terminology – remember that when I first joined AWin, my sole experience of joining an affiliate program was with Amazon.  Coming from Amazon’s fairly straightforward online environment, I had to learn my way around the AWin platform, to find out where banners are, and to find out how to create URL or HTML link with my unique identifier.

On a positive, AWin have an absolutely brilliant support centre where, no matter how many tickets you raise, and however menial or futile the question may sound, is there to promptly answer you and to guide you through the motions step by step.

  • Payments – AWin is very good at making payments to you.  However they will not pay you until the advertising company you make referrals to have approved your commission and have paid your fee to AWin.  And a lot of advertisers have long payment terms.

Advertisers of retail merchandise will have shorter terms, as your commission will be approved as soon as a sales is confirmed.  However if you refer to financial services, such as pet insurance for instance, or to a membership entry, the advertiser will want to ensure that the person I am referring will remain in the scheme for a period of time.  Therefore their payment terms are much longer, before enabling AWin to pay you.

However each advertiser clearly states their repayment terms, leaving to you the choice as to whether to join them or not, not only based on the product they offer you to review, but also on their terms and conditions.

Against these two couple of issues, there are many positives to joining AWin.  To me, the main ones are:

  • All under one hut – what I mean by that is that you do not have to have so many different accounts spread all over the net with so many different advertisers.  Your account is with AWin, which means you do not have to disclose your personal information to many different providers, but only to AWin – data protection of your personal information is secured more tightly.
  • Low payment threshold – again, a most advantageous condition.  Whereas if you were an affiliate of individual programs, you would have to meet their different threshold for each advertiser, AWin has a very low threshold of £20 only, which you can easily reach through referring to a combination of programs rather to an individual one.

In other words, if I am publisher to Nike brand, and to Zooplus, and to Body Shop, I don’t have to wait till I have reached the £20 threshold of each of the three programs to get paid.  AWin will pay me as soon as I have reached that minimum threshold from a combination of referrals to the three different advertisers.

 


My verdict

So, all the above said, would I recommend AWin as a multiple affiliate program platform as one of the most effective ways to make an income from home?  Without a shadow of a doubt.

AWin is not only the biggest affiliate network program for UK and Europe, but is fast expanding in the States, where it has recently purchased ShareASale, and in South America and Brazil.  The potentials for you to meet a wider reach with your website and with your website, hence the possibilities to convert to sales with your reviews and to earn on referral commissions, are really high.

And the fact that AWin pays on low threshold from the combination of sales from different advertisers’ programs is an advantage that not many other networks offer, hence enabling you to have a regular source of income coming your way frequently enough.

Don’t wait a minute longer, if you have a website join AWin today!!!

 


Name:  AWin (formerly Affiliate Window)

Website:  awin.com

Price:  Initial deposit of £5 refundable

Owner:  Merge of Xanox and Affiliate Window

Rank:   85 out of 100



 

 

Is binary option trading safe?

I have held back from writing about binary options trading as one of the ways to earn an income at home until I found out more about it.  I have not chanced trading in binary options as yet, and that is why I needed to research more about this alternative way to earn working from home, but before talking to you more about it, my aim was to establish this: is binary options trading a good idea, and can you make money online by trading binary options?

 


What is binary options trading?

The name in itself gives it away.  Binary is referred to the fact that you are asked to choose on one of two options.  In the world of binary options you put a bet as to whether the value of certain assets, such as gold, or stocks or markets, will go up or down within a certain time frame.  If your prediction is correct, you will win the bet and will earn a pre-set commission.  However if you loose the bet, or rather your prediction is incorrect, you will loose the money you have invested in the bet.

Put in such terms, binary trading sounds no more no less than a pure and simple betting system – nothing brainy, more so made easier as the choice is only between one of two options, as opposed to the many chances put to you by a more sophisticated probability system.  But at the end of the day, it founds its concept on a gambling system, and as such may have no security attached to it when it comes to guaranteed earnings.  For this reason, many do not trust, or will even consider binary trading as a legit way of earning from home.

Have a look at a training video from IQ Options, one of the leading and most reputable brokerage platforms world wide:

 


Who can trade in binary options

Binary trading is done mostly online nowadays.  Therefore, provided you have a computer or laptop or even a tablet and a wi-fi connection, no matter where you are, you can trade in binary options.  Everybody is deemed suitable to trade.

However, you must have a minimum capital available to invest immediately.

Also, it is deemed that in order to be successful at trading in binary options, you must have done research on the ongoing trade in the value of the asset you are betting for.  So, if for instance you would like to predict which direction the value of gold is going to take within the next 24 hours, you may have done your research beforehand, also looking at recent political events in the main countries that produce and export gold and which may affect economic trends in those countries that import and resell gold for retail.  In other words, for you to become a successful binary options trader, you must have good nose for a hunch.


So, is binary options trading a scam?

Given the risky nature of this business, not many of us take lightly to such a way of earning.  In first instance, and unlike many other ways to earn whilst home based, this type of business requires an initial capital to invest.

You will be saying the same applies when you purchase stock to resell, or when you purchase a domain to build a website.  However the risk with binary options trading is seen as much higher as you do not handle physical goods, nor do you receive an immediate service in return for your investment.

However the ill reputation binary options trading has gained is due to the many fake broker companies readily available on the market.

 


What gives bad reputation to binary options trading

Unfortunately in the past binary trading was primarily available through broker companies that were not legit or did not pay commissions as per original agreement.  These companies were pure and utter scam – cowboys who chanced their luck on beginners to make themselves rich at the expenses of the many of us who were trying to invest their hard earned money for a chance of an extra income.

Thankfully the binary trading market has been regulated much more tightly all over the world in recent years.  Nowadays there are many reputable brokers out there, who not only offer you the opportunity to trade free of charge initially for you to get used to the system and to make yourself comfortable and learn how trading works. But many brokers these days also allow you to put your prediction with a reduced investment, unlike in the past where you could only trade, and risk to loose, higher amounts of money.

 


A couple of tricks up your sleeve, or three…

Now, I am no expert in this field at all.  In fact, as mentioned, I have always been sceptical about the whole affair, nor have I felt comfortable talking about binary options trading as a good way to earn from home until I have satisfied my doubts by researching.  And in the course of my research, I have come across a couple of tips or three from the expert as to how to make binary options trading less risky for you.

#1.  Do not bid more than you can afford

There is no denying that brokerage platforms are in the business to make a profit, not certainly to play even.  Another aspect of this business therefore is to bear in mind that, at the end of the day, you are dealing with a sales business where it will be in their interest to ‘encourage’ to place your bid for as high money as they can possibly squeeze from you.

Like in gambling, you must be absolutely level headed about binary options trading.  Never trade for more than you can afford.  In fact, best secret is always to go for less than for more.  Yes, admittedly by bidding for less you may miss out on the highest earnings.  But you will also miss out on the highest loss, should your prediction not be accurate on the day.

#2.  Play safe

Again, and as mentioned before, find a platform that will allow you to bid for little amounts of money.  Commissions on binary options platforms are really appealing, with winning in the region of 70-80% increase over your bet.  So, to put it plainly, if you started bidding for as little as a tenner and got your prediction right, you could see your winning nearly double up at as much as £17-18.  But remember that if you loose, you will loose a much higher percentage of 100%!  For this reason…

#3  Know when to stop!!!

It is vital that, like when gambling for fun in a casino, you know when it is a good time to stop.  So, if you are on a relatively healthy winning, just stop – do not chance your luck one too many times.  Or again, if you are really tempted, just keep bidding that one more time for a small figure.

A lot of brokers put a payout limit to your withdrawal of funds from the trading platform.  Try looking for a relatively high one, but never leave too much deposit on your platform’s account.  The more money you leave there, the more tempting it may be for you to keep bidding.  And also, it is your money at the end of the day, and by leaving it in the pockets of your broker, you will enable them to earn in interest rather than if your money sat in your bank account!!

#4.  Research, research, research

And this last tip is applicable yes, to current news of political and financial nature that could possibly have an impact on the value of the commodity you are about to bid on.  But it also apply to the platform you choose to use for your trading.  Try to go for what appears to be a reputable one.  Before you commit your money to them, however small a figure it may be, google reviews on that company and find as much information as possible about how reputable and reliable in their payments they are.

 


My verdict

Do not go for binary options trading if you do not feel absolutely comfortable with the idea of ‘gambling’ however little amount of money, whether that may be for ethical or religious believes, or simply due to financial hardship.

However, if you are ready to chance your luck, go for a platform that will allow you to be as cautious as you wish – for a platform where you are in control of the game, not them!

Truth be told, have I ever tried trading in binary options?  Never!  In fact, I have never traded in stock and shares markets either.  Would I ever do it?  Now I have come across IQ Options, yes I shall, given the fact that you can start trading for as small as £10!

I shall discuss the merits of IQ Options more in details in my separate review.  Rest to say that IQ Options is one of the reputable platforms I was referring to, giving you the options to trade in real time with no deposit, for you to familiarise with the system.  They use commodities with high commission percentage, therefore making your taking the risk on your deposit worthwhile.  Unfortunately they have a payout threshold of £1000, but this practice is not uncommon in financially related industries, and if you start making a substantial profit, and are prepared to bid higher figures, you can reach that payout fairly quickly.

 


Another chance for affiliate marketing

Admittedly, my field of expertise when it comes to making an income from home, is through affiliate marketing.  And that is the other reason why I like IQ Options.

If you believe IQ Options is a true way to make money online through binary options trading, and if you would like to give others the opportunity to earn as much as you have just done, click on the above banner and find out the high earning potentials through promoting IQ Options as the place to be when it comes to legit binary options trading!

 


I am sure there are many of you out there who have had a go at binary options trading and lost money, and many others who in fact are still trading successfully.  As I am still very much a newbie in the subject, I would like to find out more.  Please leave your comment below and let me know what you think of it. 

Earn money on holiday

It is renowned that, when working for an employer, one of the perks as part of your contract of employment may be for you to have sick periods paid for, or to be entitled to paid-for annual leave. When working on a self-employed basis, such as when you work from home, you cannot guarantee that your earnings will keep coming if you are unable to work for a period of time due to illness, or if you want to take a break of a few days.
Things are totally different when you earn with an online business.  And I have found out a solution for you not only to go on holiday for free, but to earn money on holiday.

 

Name:  Trusted House Sitters Limited

Website:  trustedhousesitters.com

Price:  Annual membership of £90 approximately

Owner:  Andy Peck

Rank:   80 out of 100



 


How it works

You would like to travel, locally or abroad.  Plane fares can be quite cheap, but it is the stay that can become rather expensive.  So, how to afford it?

All you have to do is register, for free, as a house/pet sitter with Trusted House Sitter!  And once you have registered your interests and your potential holiday destinations, a myriad of house/pet sitting opportunities will be presented to you, where the ball is in your court to apply for the ones that most take your fancy.

Naturally, by registering as a house sitter member, you are given the opportunity to describe yourself, your likes and dislikes and, of course, your love for pets.  Potential home owners need to feel that they can entrust their home and their beloved pets to you.  Therefore a match will only take place if the home owners feel there is a connection between them and you or, for lack of a better word, if they like you at first site.

Once you have applied for that specific ad and the family have accepted your expression of interest, Trusted House Sitters advises that a face to face communication starts taking place between the home owners and yourself, so that you get to know each other better.

 


A bit of history

This company was started in small scale in UK as a start-up business back in 2010, after the founder and co-owner Andy Peck found himself in the position of sitting for cats and dogs of the house he was staying in whilst on holiday.  He spotted a gap in the market, and that is how Trusted House Sitters was born: from the realisation that the ideal surrounding for pets, when their owner want to go on holiday, is to be left in their own homes rather than kennels or catteries.  With this ethos in mind, Trusted House Sitters has grown from then to connect a world wide community of potential home owners and potential sitters, with a mutual interest in preserving their homes and caring for the pets involved.  In other words, it becomes a win-win situation for both parties, and it is now deemed to have home and sitting members in over 140 countries.

The idea is based on mutual respect and trust.  For this reason, Trusted House Sitters has put together a pledge that encourages both home owners and sitters to reach that mutual agreement that will guarantee a free pet care in exchange for a free holiday retreat.  The pledge encourages all parties involved to communicate extensively prior to the sitter arriving to the house, and also during their stay.  For this reason, demand or offer of payment for sitting is highly discouraged by this company.

But Trusted House Sitter also has a vetting process for potential sitters, which will check references, ID, documents and their criminal records.

This scheme has become so popular in the space of 6-7 years, that it’s earned the company many accolades in the business industry, including Website of The Year 2015, nomination to the American Webby Award for Best Community Website 2016 and global media features by the BBC and The Sunday Telegraph, to name but few.

 



 


Who is Trusted House Sitters for

Trusted House Sitters is for single individuals, or couples, that want to have a holiday without having to pay for accommodation, and who love dogs, cats or any other pets specified by the household they apply for.  Which means it is for, virtually, anyone who love pets.

You must demonstrate, when you are apply as a sitter, that you can meet the specific requirements of the home owners of course.  So, if for argument sake, the home owners asks that you drive their dog to the groomer during your stay, you must demonstrate that you can drive.

Personally, I find this solution ideal for students, who through this settlement can afford free accommodation whilst being given the opportunity to explore all corners of the earth.  And it is also very good if, as a young person, you want to improve your knowledge of a foreign language by immersing yourself in the local culture.

But it can equally be ideal for people that do not like to idea of hotels, but prefer the comfort of a home, where you can cook your own meals and have a whole house available to yourself.

 


Costs involved

The only cost involved is the annual fee of £89.04 (correct figure at the time of this post being published).  Trusted House Sitters advertise the fee as being only £7.42 a month, but they demand an upfront payment for the whole 12 months at once.

Other than that, no other costs are involved – other than you taking yourself to your holiday destination, and the cost of living when you are on holiday.  But for however short or long period of time you are sitting, the accommodation is totally free!!!

The website at one point suggests that you may want to contribute to running costs of using the house/flat if you are required to sit for more than a month, but they leave this arrangement between you and the home owners.

And even if the home owner made such a suggestion, it’s money you will not spend for your own home whilst you are away.

 


Where’s the earning

Hold on.  So, this program asks for an upfront annual payment to become a member.  So, how to earn money?

Well, here’s the catch.  Not only you pay nothing for your stay, and whilst away you save on your home bills but not being around to use utilities, but if your business is based online, you can work whilst being away!!

So, the earning comes from:

  1. Saving on bills whilst being away (and if you budget your holiday carefully, all you will have to pay for may be food and some sightseeing fees)
  2. You can take your online business with you and carry on working whilst on holiday (but you are allowed to  give yourself a break!)

Again, another win-win solution for you as a house/pet sitter!

 


What I think of it

Naturally, I would not propose this as an alternative way to keep your online income coming in, if I didn’t think it were a good idea.

In fairness, I haven’t tried Trusted House Sitter myself for my dog when we have been away, nor as a sitter myself.  But that is purely because I only came across this idea recently, and I believe it would be a bit much to put on sitters’ shoulder to burden them with the responsibility of a 13 year old dog, who has had all sorts of ailments under the sun.

Leave it to me, I would try the sitting part of it any time.  But I am a little more adventurous than my husband, who would find taking on board the responsibility for somebody else’s house and, more importantly, pet far too much to enjoy everything else about the holiday.

Nevertheless, I do believe the scheme to be an absolute brilliant idea, and one that would work as it matches together people who all have the same interest at heart: the welfare of the pets.

Positives to me are:

  1. the fact that primarily you do not have to pay a penny for your stay
  2. you can choose the location, family and length of your stay – you just bid for the holiday that suits your needs
  3. there are different options of house sitting to suit everyone’s needs, with home owners advertising from so many different countries, and for different lengths of time
  4. you have a house or flat all to yourself, as opposed to the restrictions of a B&B, a hotel or even renting rooms from a landlord
  5. by living in a local family’s home, you are given the opportunity to absorb the local culture.

But, like with all things, this idea is not flawless, and to me it has very few negatives:

  1. membership is required in a one-off upfront payment, rather than on monthly instalments – this can more so pose risks if you end up for whatever reason not going on holiday after all
  2. you must be an animal lover, as primarily this is an opportunity embraced by pet owners as as alternative solution to kennels and catteries for when they cannot take their beloved pets on holiday with the rest of the family.

 


My verdict

For the above reasons, I can only rate Trusted House Sitters with a earthy 80 out of 100, and that is primarily due to the membership fees.

If I would try it?  Definitely!  But what I would do as a sitter, I would start in small doses, by trying out dog sitting for a long weekend and where owners decide to take their long weekend break not too far from home.  And I would be keen on communication with the home owners extensively ahead of my stay at their home, to ensure all corners are covered, especially when it comes to emergency care for the pet.  Trusted House Sitters does offer 24 hours a day access to veterinary advice, but I would want to make sure I follow the advice and the guidelines given by the pet owners, as ultimately I would want to respect their wishes.

With this in mind, you need to be in the right frame of mind to take on board the responsibility of looking after somebody’s house and pet.  You must be able not to let the sense of responsibility overwhelm you, otherwise you will risk not being able to enjoy the holiday – which would defeat the object.

But as a dog owner and online marketer myself, I see no particular flaw to this idea, and would welcome the opportunity.

 


Name:  Trusted House Sitters Limited

Website:  trustedhousesitters.com

Price:  Annual membership of £90

Owner:  Andy Peck

Rank:   80 out of 100

 


 


Would you consider a free holiday which would include pet sitting, with the opportunity to keep an eye on your online business whilst sipping a cold glass of wine on a Mediterranean terrazza?  Or have you already had such holiday experience?  Let me know your views, leave a comment below.

 

Earn with the lottery

 

Name:  Free Postcode Lottery

Website:  freepostcodelottery.com

Price:  Absolutely FREE OF CHARGE

Owner:  Chris Holbrook

Rank:   95 out of 100

 

Call me a coward, but I do not condone gambling or taking any risk when it comes to business opportunities. But I have recently discovered a free of charge way to earn with the lottery, which I would like to make you aware of.

 

How to make money with the lottery

Yes, I am not kidding you when I say that you can earn with the lottery.  Admittedly I’m not talking millions, but rather a few hundred pounds at a time (or dollars, or whichever monetary currency goes in your country).  And no, it is not a guaranteed regular winning.  At the end of the day, it is called lottery for a reason, as it can only guarantee for as long as you win randomly.  But it certainly is free of charge, and for this reason if not any other good one, it is worth playing it.  Because you don’t have to loose anything!!!  Yes, you’ve guessed right: I’m talking about the FREE POSTCODE LOTTERY!!!

 

How does it work

The name is self-explanatory.  Every day the Free Postcode Lottery draws a a postcode randomly from the country, for a stake of some £300 or thereabouts.  If you have registered that you live in that postcode, you win.

Along with the main draw, the Free Postcode Lottery has other minor daily draws that you can take part in, albeit for a lower winning – these are survey draws (but you can take part even without taking 1 or 2 question surveys) or the video draw, where you listen to a video of an emerging singer in order to have the winning postcode revealed, or other draws.

 

Less money, more chances

As mentioned, the potential winnings are far from the wealthy ones of weekly national lotteries.  And, if by any chance your neighbours have also registered and claim the winning when your joint postcode is drawn, unbeknown to each other, you share the draw.

But the beauty of this type of lottery lays in a few simple advantageous facts:

  1. it’s drawn daily, hence increasing chances;
  2. it’s down to the reality of you living at that postcode;
  3. even if other participants are registered at the same postcode as you, often enough you end up winning the whole jackpot, as most people forget to check if they are winners from the reminder email you get sent every day.

If nobody claims the winning within 24 hours, the money at stake goes to add to the next day draw, making the jackpot higher.

Last but not least, you do not have to pay to take part!!!

 

Where does the money come from

The most immediate thing that will strike you about this lottery is that its website is packed with ads.  And that’s where the money comes from.  The Free Postcode Lottery relies solely on advertisements.  As mentioned before, you don’t have to pay a dime!!! Although the winning criteria for the main draw is in the fact that you must live at the winning postcode drawn on the day, with all the other draws you in fact access survey companies or video promoting companies – those very same companies that pay the Free Postcode Lottery for the privilege of advertising on its site.

One thing is for sure: we participants do not fund it!!

 

Who can take part

There are only a few qualifying criteria to take part in the Free Postcode Lottery: you must be over the age of 18, and you must live in UK.

Please do not mistake the Free Postcode Lottery with the People Postcode Lottery, which requires for you to purchase tickets.  The Free Postcode Lottery is FREE OF CHARGE!!

Otherwise, absolutely everyone can take part – no matter which postcode you live in, whether it is Wales, or Scotland, everyone can give it a try.

Admittedly the only restriction I can think of is that you have to have an internet connection.  Like all things in this time and age, in order to take part you must register online on to its website.  Likewise, as mentioned, every day the Free Postcode Lottery sends you a reminder email inviting you to enter their website to find out whether your postcode has been drawn.

I expect long gone are those days where you could check the winning numbers of a lottery on the daily paper!!  Mind you, I believe some papers still do so.  But then again, those lotteries that publish their winning combination on paper have a different way of financing the business, which is funded through the purchase of tickets.  The Free Postcode Lottery relies solely on you visiting the website – this increases traffic to the website, makes it more appealing to potential businesses that will want to advertise on its pages, and will then pay the advertising space.  In a way, with a the Free Postcode Lottery, you are the customer of a behind-the-scene affiliate business – and there is absolutely nothing wrong with it!!!

 

Pros and Cons

Let me get the negative points out of the way before concentrating on the winning side of this type of lottery (pardon the pun!!).

I believe I have a pretty fast internet connection, unlimited data use and more.  Nevertheless, at times going through the Free Postcode Lottery pages is very slow.  And I expect the reason may be due to the enormous amount of graphic loaded on its pages by the advertisers.

Even so, going through the motions of checking the daily draws is never too painfully and exasperatingly slow.  Yes, the pages may take a few seconds longer than usual to load, but it does not detract from the fun.

And again, the winning will never be in the region of hundreds of thousands, but it is still a few hundreds, which are still a good pocket money figure.  Which you will have earned by just checking a daily email.  Not bad at all!!

One final point to mention is that this particular lottery is currently available and applicable to UK postcodes only.  I have searched for similar schemes outside of UK.  The only free of charge lottery I have come across for US residents, or for people living in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and South Africa is BoxLotto.  With this lottery, you choose 6 random numbers on each ticket, you can play up to 30 tickets per week and once a week you receive an email to tell you if you have won.

Again BoxLotto is indeed free of charge, but the lucky strike is purely randomly based on whether you choose the winning numbers, and to me it detracts from the fun of seeing your own postcode appear on the winning draw – again, I believe the concept of making a postcode a winner is far more fun.

 

Talking of affiliate

Did you also know that you can earn extra money by referring viewers to the Free Postcode Lottery?  Yes, the added perk is that you can earn up to £200 in bonus, which is payable to you when you introduce somebody to the website, and the somebody registers and keeps checking their account regularly every day.

In other words, if you follow this link: Free Postcode Lottery, and if you end up joining the actual lottery, I shall be earning a tiny penny every time that you visit the website to check of you are one of the winners of the day.  This costs nothing to you, but in the long run it will accrue me a little bit of extra pocket money.

You may ask what the big fuss it is to go through all this effort for a penny per visit.  Am I having you on?!?!?  I am not even going to start counting how many days of one of you checking their lottery account it would take me to put together £200.  But if it is not one of you, but many of you joining through this post, then the process of putting together a bit of extra money does no longer sound as long and painful.

And you don’t need to have a website to promote the Free Postcode Lottery.  You are given a unique link to your account, which you then can insert in any of your social media messages to invite your followers to join in.

So, what are you waiting for?  Join Free Postcode Lottery to be a winner and to earn by referring others!!!

 

Too good to be true

Some people may question whether all this is too good to be true.  Let me break this news to you: Free Postcode Lottery is NOT a scam!!!

Testimonials vouch to the fact that this lottery is a genuine affairs.  And accolades are documented both on their Facebook page and in other social media forums.

In UK this lottery is not the only free of charge one.  Others make their money through advertising too, but this lottery has the added element of fun, by building your expectations to the realistic possibility that it will be your postcode to be drawn today!  So much so that Money Saving Expert also endorses Free Postcode Lottery.

I am not sure that, if this lottery had not been tested as true and realistic, Martin Lewis of Money Saving Expert would have chanced risking his reputation!!

 

My verdict

I have kept banging on for the whole of this review about how I find this type of lottery purely fun.  Its simple and straightforward formula, and that fact that it relates to the postcode of where you actually live, the fact that it is free of charge, it all combines in my opinion to create a bit of innocent, not mind blowing, fun.

You don’t have to worry as to whether you have chosen the winning combination of random numbers.  The responsibility of you becoming a winner is not on your shoulders, but down to sheer luck.  And it doesn’t matter if all you win is a couple hundreds pounds – the fun outruns the thirst of big winning by far.  Notwithstanding the fact that, as Free Postcode Lottery is only restricted to UK, where there are only so many postcodes, chances become higher.

The winning combination with Free Postcode Lottery is in the sharing.  Not only by referring people to this lottery, you can earn up to £200, but the more people register as living at the same postcode as yours, the more the chances of your postcode to be drawn.

For however little inspiring the winnings may be, I highly recommend having a bit of fun with Free Postcode Lottery.  Join in the fun with me!!!

 

 

 

Name:  Free Postcode Lottery

Website:  freepostcodelottery.com

Price:  Absolutely FREE OF CHARGE

Owner:  Chris Holbrook

Rank:   95 out of 100

 

Are you enrolled on Free Postcode Lottery, have you ever won?  Or are you still not persuaded that Free Postcode Lottery does work, do you have any concerns?  Join in the conversation and post your comment below.  I shall be happy to answer any question at my very best.  

 

 

 

Get a real bargain with Wealthy Affiliate Black Friday 2016 deal

 

In my page on the benefits of affiliate marketing as best homes based income, and in my subsequent post on the competitive advantage affiliate marketing offers through Wealthy Affiliate learning platform, I have already outlined the features that this great learning community has to offer.

The most appealing and immediately striking feature of Wealthy Affiliate is the FREE OF CHARGE Starter membership.  With the Starter membership, you get access to a whirlpool of benefits, including:

#1 The Online Entrepreneur Certification – Getting Started (Level 1) – You will be introduced access to 10 lessons which will guide you step by step through the building of your website based your passion, your niche, a subject that you really feel strong about, hence you will love to share your knowledge about it with others.  The lessons will encourage to work along, by completing tasks that are designed to enrich your website with content.  You will finally be guided through the marketing process of your online business, trying to attract traffic by ‘spreading the word’ about your website and individual blogs on social media, which in turn will attract potential customers.

#2 Two FREE websites – Starter members get access to the Worldpress website builder function, where they can build up to two website completely free of charge.

#3 Unlimited training – With access to 1000s of blogs from other members, here you can learn the ropes of online business and more insights on affiliate marketing, and you can come across business opportunities and creative tips on how to make your online business more profitable for you.

#4 Access to WA affiliate program – WA program pays some of the highest rates of commission, and you generate a revenue every time that a new member signs up to the Premium membership through individual referral links and banners that you can share on your websites and through your social media accounts.

So, why go Premium???

Premium membership gives you more, much more!! Just have a look at the below chart and be the judge of it:

Yes, admittedly if you want to become Premium member, you are asked to join a paying scheme, which works as follows:

Monthly = $49 per month ($1.56 per day) or
Yearly = $359 per year ($0.98 per day!)

It might sound like big bucks to pay $359 upfront, but by paying yearly you end up saving a whopping $229 other the monthly payments!

THIS YEAR BLACK FRIDAY 25TH NOVEMBER 2016, WEALTHY AFFILIATE OFFERS THE YEARLY SUBSCRIPTION FOR ONLY $299.  BUY IT HERE AND NOW!!!

Now, I am a relative newbie, having joined Wealthy Affiliate only 8 months ago. As you will know from My Story, I have many failed attempts at finding legitimate and successful ways to make an income from home online.  When I landed at Wealthy Affiliate, I was totally clueless at where to start from, let alone taking my basic progress to the next level and turning a ‘for fun’ blogging activity into a profitable business.

Joining WA for free was what appealed to me the most about this platform – I had been components before, and was not prepared to loose any more money.  At the same time, joining for free gave me the opportunity to realise immediately that WA was no scam.  Lessons were invaluable and ‘hand on’.  The community was real, a giving  and caring one, and equally as knowledgeable as the lessons and tutorials you were offered by their gurus, the founders Kyle and Carson and the longer standing other members, now become successful entrepreneurs.

The decision to become a WA Premium member was only the natural step in my development.  And now that I have been on the Premium membership for so many months, I feel strong in the belief that the Starter pack is in fact more suited to people that already have a basic knowledge of website building and online marketing.  For newbies like me, the Premium pack has proved to be of much more value and assistance as it gives you access to more learning opportunities.

 

What has the Premium membership got to offer

Lets get to the Mitty gritty of the business.  If the Starter pack is already so generous in spite of being free of charge, why should you pay a monthly, or even a yearly fee?  Because the Premium membership offers you:

#1 Direct contact with Kyle and Carson with their personal mentoring.

#2 Up to 50 websites free of charge, by using the WA owned hosting platform Siterubix, still using WordPress website builder tools – this also gives you access to 24/7 technical support, should you get stuck in any way.

#3 Full access to all the 6 Levels of the Online Entrepreneur Certification – that is a total of 60 lessons, with assigned tasks which are aimed to encourage you to populate your website with vital content as well as to market your website and content in order to attract visitors’ traffic for potential monetisation.

#4 Unlimited access to keyword searches – There are many keyword search tools on the internet, but they all require a monthly payment.  WA includs this tool in the membership at no extra cost, and gather data from all the major search engines, such as Google, Bing and Yahoo, enabling you to pick up the most attractive and searched for terms that are relevant to your niche for an UNLIMITED number of times!

#5 Weekly interactive VIDEO Classes – broadcast live, Jay’s ‘webinars’ offers valuable insight on specific topics every week, with video lessons lasting between 60-90 minutes.  If you are unable to connect live, due to work commitments or different time zone, or if you want to watch the webinars again, these are readily available for a useful replay.


And the list goes on!  As mentioned in my previous WA review, I may be deemed bias for being a WA member. But, as I have read recently, there is no better and most sincere review that the one from somebody who has had first hand experience of the whole learning process. And I can guarantee, I would not have just spent €299 if I did not believe in the successful formula of Wealthy Affiliate.

My Black Friday year Premium payment

 

So, what are you waiting for?  Join Wealthy Affiliate, become a Premium member and, for this weekend only, pay the yearly discounted fee of $299!  This offer is now live and only lasts till Monday 28th November 2016 – a further discount of $289 over monthly payment.  CLICK HERE FOR AN OFFER TRULY NOT TO BE MISSED!!!

 


 

By all means, do let us know if you have taken that ‘leap of faith’ this weekend and you have gone Yearly Premium.  Or indeed do do share with us your experience as an established Premium member.  Leave a message below.  Thank you.

 

Earn with Wealthy Affiliate

Name:       Wealthy Affiliate

Website:   www.WealthyAffiliate.com

Price:        Starter Membership FREE, Premium Membership $49/month or $359/year

Owners:  Kyle & Carson

Rank:       98 out of 100

 


INTRODUCTION

I came across Wealthy Affiliate in March this year, after I had been searching for real ways to make money online from home.  I knew there were opportunities out there, but I didn’t know where to start from.  I had tried building my own website for free some 4 years ago, but that led to nothing concrete at all.  I had also come across a couple of scams, which luckily I came out unscathed from them.

Then, there it was, one of the many reviews on Wealthy Affiliate available on the web.  And I tried, and tried, and tried again, for days, to find one that would scream to the world that Wealthy Affiliate was a big scam.  And the more I looked for negative reviews of Wealthy Affiliate, the more good comments I kept finding.

Was this ever possible? Was it too good to be true? Well, to be honest, they said it was free of charge to join, so I had nothing to loose. And I clicked on this banner:

 


WHAT IS WEALTHY AFFILIATE

Wealthy Affiliate is a community platform founded by Canadian co-owners Kyle and Carson back in 2005 – two young chaps who met at college whilst studying Computer Science, and started their partnership into realising their dream from nothing.  This online platform has a wealth of knowledge through online lessons, tutorial regularly published by members and the 24/7 support available by the great Wealthy Affiliate virtual community, which, believe you me, is second to none.

So, really, whether you have had previous experience of monetising from the internet in the past, or like me when I joined, if you have no clue where to even start from, this is the right place to be.  Giving it a chance costs you nothing. And I mean NOTHING!!!

 


HOW DOES WEALTHY AFFILIATE WORK

The secret is in the name.  Wealthy Affiliate will teach you to create your own website and to promote issues, ideas, products, and all that you are passionate about, whilst monetising from it.

When you join Wealthy Affiliate FOR FREE, you are welcome with personal messages from Kyle and Carson, as well as from a myriad of other members of the community, who all invite you to find your feet by taking a tour of the website.  By signing up, you will create your My Wealthy Affiliate account.

From there, you are invited to start the Online Entrepreneur Certificate course, which consists of 5 Levels of 10 lessons each,  This will be your golden opportunity to learn all about:

  • how to create your website on a niche that you are really passionate about
  • how to market your products or blog
  • how to monetise from it by promoting it and by attracting traffic to it.

The secret is in following the lessons carefully.  Kyle will hold your hand through finding the niche, or subject, that you want to share your knowledge with others about, and in turning it into content writing for your website.

You will be taught how to spread your voice about a specific product, or about a specific subject, to the Whole Wide World of the internet, and to get an income from it by becoming an affiliate marketer.Affiliate Marketing

Wealthy Affiliate is not at all about earning quick and easy money.  Have you ever been employed in any other capacity where you have seen money grow in your pocket overnight?  Wealthy Affiliate, and online affiliate marketing, are not in the least different.

It will take commitment and hard work of a few months before you start seeing your first income through promoting services and products, for which you in turn receive commissions.  But trust me, the sense of achievement as you realise that the fruit of your hard work is finally bringing in some cash which you then see grow to substantial figures as time progresses, and that is actually tickling viewers’ interest, is second to none!!!

 


WHO IS WEALTHY AFFILIATE FOR

So, who is Wealthy Affiliate best suited for? Well, absolutely ANYONE that is interested in working from home, part-time or full-time, and wants to have a go at making an earning through online business.

Whether you have already had experience of online marketing, whether you already are an affirmed internet entrepreneur wanting to expand your knowledge, or whether you have absolutely no clue of internet business and how to make a living out of the internet, Wealthy Affiliate is the place to be.

Wealthy Affiliate caters for all levels of expertise, as through lessons and  the invaluable support of the Wealthy Affiliate community, you are in control of how fast you want to progress in your learning curve or in the development of your website and of your business.

You could be a degree holder, or you may never have been gifted with academic skills as you are more of a ‘hands on’ practical person, Wealthy Affiliate suits all walks of life, and is easily accessible anywhere and everywhere you have access to an internet connection, whether you are comfortably sitting on your sofa typing away on your laptop or an ‘on the go’ person who primarily uses mobile devices such as your phone or tablet.

 


WHAT WEALTHY AFFILIATE HAS TO OFFER – TRAINING AND TOOLS

If you google for reviews on Wealthy Affiliate, you may find the word ‘university’ associated to this platform not for nothing.  Wealthy Affiliate has a wealth – pardon the pun – of training, which is second to none.

Training is organised through an Online Entrepreneur Certificate course, whose first 10 lessons are readily available to absolutely everyone for FREE.  But this is not the end of it.

More training is offered through:

  • weekly training classes
  • question and answer live chats and interactive discussions
  • organised online classrooms
  • tutorials regularly posted by Wealthy Affiliate members

Don’t let the use of words such as classes and training and courses put you off.  You will not be required to sit exams or tests.  You will however be required to complete tasks, which will be solely aimed to you working on your website.  The ‘proof of the pudding’ will be in whether you are attracting enough visitors to your website – and if you are not, you are not going to fail anything, other than maybe ask for more advice on how to make your website more appealing.

In addition, Wealthy Affiliate offers free of charge access to SiteRubix.com hosting domain platform to all members, where as a Starter member you can build up to 2 WordPress websites.

As a Premium member, you can have up to 25 free of charge websites on SiteRubix.com, and you can equally build up to another 25 websites using your own domain for a small yearly fee directly to WordPress.

Mind spinning, isn’t it?!  But if all the above was not enough, Wealthy Affiliate offers:

  • keyword competition search tool
  • Rapid Writer feature
  • access to over 2,400 different website templates
  • 24/7 technical support

In other words, once you are a member of Wealthy Affiliate, you really do not need to go anywhere else to build your own online business, as Wealthy offers you all the tools and services that you need to make your venture a success.

 


THE WEALTHY AFFILIATE COMMUNITY

Let me spend a few words on the Wealthy Affiliate community.  This is another feature of Wealthy Affiliate which I found second to none – truly one in a million!!

The lessons are great within Wealthy Affiliate.  Likewise all the tools and services closely guide you to building your online business.  But at times you can still get stuck and need the help of somebody who has been there at the starting point like you now.

That’s where the Wealthy Affiliate community steps in.  With over 800,000 members, advice through online discussions, question and answer feature, live chat, are all readily available to you 24/7.WA community

You can contribute to the Wealthy Affiliate community by posting regular blogs yourself, where you can outline your experience, where you went wrong and how you solve your problem. Or you can use the same tool to put a question to the community.  You can also approach community members by private messaging them.

And finally you can take advantage of the support of the Wealthy Affiliate community by reading tutorial that members post regularly, which are often of extreme value as they guide you through technical processes step by step.

But the cherry on top of the cake is that Kyle and Carson, yes the CEOs, are contactable within the community.  And like all other members, they will promptly respond to any however trivial comment or query you put to them.  Well, to me, getting 1-to-1 direct access to their expertise in itself is priceless!

 


THE PRICE

And that brings me nicely to the subject of costs.

Wealthy Affiliate offers 2 types of memberships.  With the Starter pack you join Wealthy Affiliate free of charge – yes, I mean it, FREE OF CHARGE!! And with the free Starter membership not only you gain access to a total of 10 lessons through the Online Entrepreneur Certificate course, but you are walked step by step through the creation of your own website and your own brand, you are taught how to market and promote your niche and to monetise from your website, you are introduced to the community and to their support, you have access to the free of charge domain host SiteRubix.com where you can build up to 2 websites, again all for free, and where you get technical support 24/7, you get to use the keyword search tool for free, and so much more – well, you name it.

But Wealthy Affiliate has more to offer with the Premium membership.  At $49 per month, or $359 per year, this type of membership offers you full access to the Online Entrepreneur Certification and to the Affiliate Bootcamp training, which includes 7 levels of 10 lessons each.  This is the real gem of this platform, where you learn all about affiliate marketing and how to earn money from your online business.  Being a Premium member also secures you unlimited use of the keyword search tool, unlimited 1-to-1 coaching, up to 50 websites, and much more.  In other words, the one-off monthly or yearly fee avoids you all the extra expenses of maintaining your website, extra fees for accessing tutorials and for joining other keyword search platforms.  The Premium membership is what you need if you really want to push your business forward, and believe you me, for the $49 a month you get a real wealth of opportunities!!


PROS AND CONS

At the risk of sounding biased, I truly believe this is the best teaching platform to set up your online business.  I feel I can safely make such declaration, as I have been there before and I know that what Wealthy Affiliate gives you, whether Starter or Premium member, you do not get anywhere else.

Yes, I have tried other free of charge options – all you are given access to is basic templates of website, and nothing else.  It is left to you the job of populating and marketing your website.  And if, like me at first, you have no idea how to do either, well you are then stuffed.

Not only that, but no other platform gives you access to the invaluable support by its community as Wealthy Affiliate does.  Or if they do, it is certainly not for a mere $49 a month, but for a much higher fee.

If there is a con to being a member of Wealthy Affiliate is that sometimes you get too much.  Every day you will receive emails to prompt you of new blogs posted on the platform by other members.  You will otherwise be alerted to new training just been launched.  The amount of information that is offered to you can become overwhelming, especially if you are a newbie.

You will then need to become selective, and sieve through the information made available to you, so that you expand your knowledge progressively rather than trying to take too many details in all at once.  That would not work.

 


MY FINAL VERDICT

To summarise, I do believe Wealthy Affiliate is a winning combination for both ignoramus like me or professional entrepreneurs to set up a solid and successful online business whilst working from home.  Wealthy Affiliate is 100% legit and offers you ‘what it says on the tin’.

And I do believe in the teaching powers of Wealthy Affiliate so much, that I am prepared to offer you a BONUS if you join today.

 

!!! Join Wealthy Affiliate today and receive 61% discount if you become Premium member within 7 days!!!

 

All you are left to do is join Wealthy Affiliate and give it a go.  Let me know what you think of the experience and whether you are prepared to take that leap of faith by upgrading your membership to Premium at a discounted rate of $19 for the first month.  If it sounds too good to be true, well it is all for real!!!

 


Name:       Wealthy Affiliate

Website:   www.WealthyAffiliate.com

Price:        Starter Membership FREE, Premium Membership $49/month or $359/year

Owners:  Kyle & Carson

Rank:       98 out of 100

 


As I am a Wealthy Affiliate member and affiliate, you may be thinking that it is in my interest to promote this scheme and my review may be bias.  It is not, as my mere interest is purely to share with you the community where I have finally landed after rummaging aimlessly from experiment to experiment to no avail.  But if you still think that my review is intentionally bias, let me leave you with some recent testimonials directly from the Wealthy Affiliate platform: click here to access them.  I hope you enjoy the reading, and by all means leave your comment below to let us know what you think about Wealthy Affiliate, if you have concerns or if you have similar positive (or not) experiences.