Apply for new scholarships and grants. A lot of students think that they are only eligible for funding when they initially apply for admission. This is a mistake! There are often new scholarship opportunities for upperclassmen, though they aren't always widely advertised. You may also be able to apply for external scholarships or grants, which are offered from groups outside of your school.
The process also involves relatively little monetary investment (domain and hosting), which is great for getting started. At the same time, you don’t have to be the best programmer in the world to make money this way. After all, you’re using the website itself to get people to see programming information and tips. When people find your site valuable to them, you will eventually get some work orders and request for online training courses.
I’ve always thought that online courses were something created by gurus, high level influencers, people with money, or other high ranking experts. I would have never thought that “everyday” people could create an online course and make six figures. Like many others, I was always taught that if you really want to be successful, you have to go to school, get good grades, find a great job with benefits (including retirement), don’t take too many risks, and let your employer or government take care of you for life.
 Do you have stuff in your garage that you don't use anymore? Maybe a bicycle or camping gear? Maybe it's something that you do use, but not very often. If you want to put your stuff to work for you, consider using a service like Rentything, which allows you to rent almost anything you own. You just create your own rental shop and list items to rent. People contact you and pay you online through the platform. A simple and easy way to boost your income! A similar site is Zilok.
It is also better to view ClickBank as a tool for generating leads, instead of hoping to sell 100,000 copies of your e-book immediately. Use ClickBank to drive visitors to your website, then get them on a newsletter list and market to them repeatedly. You may want to offer a contest or freebie along with the newsletter to encourage people to sign up with you.
CC only shows about one third of your work to customers, so it’s unlikely that they would steal your work just by looking at it. So, if you submit a 300 word article to CC, the customer sees only the first 100 words. I believe CC also places some sort of copyscape code on your work, so if it gets copied, the site is alerted. That being said, I’ve never had an issue with someone taking my work without paying for it first.
If you're an artist and have a knack for graphic design, you could do online design work for websites and businesses. This could be everything from making small graphics for advertisements to full site redesigns. To get started, check out a site like 99Designs, where you can enter design competitions and if you're selected as the winner, you get paid.
There are better business models out there but Clickbank can be an ok way to learn. The downside is most people who start on there get their ad accounts blocked as they don’t understand the terms of service and can’t advertise from them in the future. The web is becoming more transparent and people are wiser to what an affiliate ad is. The people who click them tend to be an older demographic 50+. If you are going to promote something, make a decision to only promote good products.

Yes, but you really need to dig. And I mean really dig deep. There is a lot of crap on Clickbank. In fact, lots of it is from several years ago, and there's no way to really tell when the product released, unless you look at the gravity of the product. Remember, “gravity” is a number that represents how many affiliates have made commissions lately. It's not a 1/1 ratio (they don't give the exact math), but the higher the better. I've seen high gravity being 50+ and low gravity as low as less than 10.

Thanks for the great article. If i’m a manufacture/seller and want hire affiliate to promote our product, which are the most effective ways to do so? To be more specific, we’re a start-up selling glass vessel sinks and high end kitchen sinks/faucets(www.arsumo.com).We’d like to give high commission rates for marketers to sell our product (10+%). Our product quality is great and we sell on wayfair and overstock currently but like to grow our own marketing channel. Thank you for your advise! I’m also considering to take your class to dive deeper into the marketer world.

Hi Derek, thank you for this very uplifting blog post. There are particularly two points that went straight to my mind- no 4. Why you should NEVER worry about “not being expert enough”. That’s my problem. I have been doing SEO and digital marketing for great brands for the last 8 years (with really good results), but there is always that thought- “I could be better!” “There are so many reputable experts”. “Am I good enough?” I hate the doubt so much! It’s good to know that I am not alone in this thinking, so I have to change that! And then no 5. I think it is also about the fact that we like to be guided. Free information out there can be a bit overwhelming and chaotic, whilst a designed and nicely structured course is easier to digest! Thank you for this post, it took my worries away (at least a little bit;)
(That's why some of those products have such high gravities, of course: it's not that they're selling well - it's the fact that so many people just buy one copy, each through their own hoplink, so the gravity rises and rises and rises, though the sales numbers may actually be comparatively small, compared with many of the products I'm promoting with gravities around 5 or so, some of which are selling by the thousand. But I digress ...).
So you wanna get someone into your trip wire first, which suppose, yes and it has to be relevant to whatever product you're selling through ClickBank or whatever affiliate network and that will be your upsell upon checkout, so you get someone to buy your product and then and there you wanna push them to ClickBank, on ClickBank they have their own landing pages so you gotta push them to ClickBank and you wanna get them to buy right then and there.

Maybe you prefer to take pictures versus creating a painting? That's fine, and there are ways to sell your stock photos as well. The Penny Hoarder has a great guide to selling stock photography, and it breaks down step by step how to sell on iStockPhoto or Shutterstock. When you start out, you will earn roughly 15% of the selling price, but it can go up to 50% over time.
On these websites, you'll have a store or profile presence that is usually the first thing the potential customer has in order to decide if they want to do business with you. If you're marketing your skills or knowledge, write a strong profile with references and even samples of your work. If you're selling a product or craft item, be sure to talk about your skill and how you learned the craft.
The drawback is that it’s slow at first, it could take 2-3+ months to see your first sale if that is your main traffic source. It’s also tedious in the sense that it requires a lot of effort link building, especially if you’re trying to rank for highly competitive keywords. For an in-depth SEO blueprint, check out our how to rank in Google guide for beginners.
Nathan is an online marketer & mentor in the home business space. He went from struggling for years to creating a passive income online. He attributes his success to learning proven marketing strategies. Nathan can help you generate leads, make more sales & build a personal brand online. If you want quicker results, check out his latest FREE training HERE.

All those spam emails you get about making money from online surveys aren’t as crazy as they seem. You can in fact make money from taking surveys online. Will you make enough to pay the bills? Probably not. This work is best left for side money rather than something you rely on for rent. You can get paid different money for different types of surveys, but you will have to prove that you fit the demographic the survey is targeting. Answer the questions honestly and you will see which surveys you are qualified to take.
If you’re willing to take on some risk and have the heart of a true hustler, you can make extra money online doing commission-only sales for startups and other businesses. While you won’t be getting a regular salary, with the right sales strategies and skills as an inside sales rep, you can make decent money for each sale you bring in. And because you’ll most likely be working with startups, if you can negotiate a little equity you could profit big time if you're pitching a solid product and the startup succeeds.
Apply for new scholarships and grants. A lot of students think that they are only eligible for funding when they initially apply for admission. This is a mistake! There are often new scholarship opportunities for upperclassmen, though they aren't always widely advertised. You may also be able to apply for external scholarships or grants, which are offered from groups outside of your school.
It’s not for everyone, but if your tech skills can get you through the door for doing work with a client, and you also have a knack for writing compelling copy, this is a great add-on service. With experience and a great portfolio, you can charge just as much for your copywriting services as you can for your time developing. Pick up this free guide to launching a freelance writing career.
Warning: before clicking on that link, allow me to reiterate: tower defense is addictive! Don't blame me if you lose an hour or more of productivity. But if you, like me, just have to make it through all 50 levels (or 100 levels in challenge mode), I refer you to this collection of Desktop Tower Defense strategies. And a word of advice: upgrade a few towers to the maximum; don't spread your upgrades across a fleet of towers.
I’m just starting at Clickbank, so I’m a total newbie, but if I want to follow this strategy can I do it promoting just one product, for example, Category>Health & Fitness —> X product. Then, should i start a blog or something like that where i can talk about things related to the product subject? if so, do i have to start making entries about this recurrently? or I can opt for just making an article with a free ebook in exchange to user’s e-mails and follow the process?
This is one of the best way to earn money online. Lets say if you have good knowledge about website designing then you can help some people on web who wants a web designer to work on their project, work for them and you will be paid for your work. Not only web designing but any other skill will also work, as long as there are people who want you with that skill.
Along the same lines as donating plasma, young and healthy adults could donate their sperm or eggs for money. Donating sperm doesn't command much, but it can be a small supplement to your income. On the other hand, donating your eggs could earn you anywhere from $10,000 to $15,000. However, there's work involved in the process, and it's not painless.
@Josh: what you’re suggesting in reply to this comment isn’t realistic. A person on a minimalist lifestyle with no kids and maybe only a wife or GF needs to cover at least $500 USD a month(this is international average living expenses in 1st world countries where there is public transportation, add a hundred or two for fuel costs on a busy 25MPG car). This lifestyle is highly unlikely for pretty much anyone reading your blog..

It's simple to sign up as an affiliate of Clickbank - all you have to do is create an account, add in your preferred payment method (so that you can be paid any due commissions) - and you're good to go. That's the easy bit. You then go to the marketplace to find a product that you'd like to promote. Here's a good article by Clickbank on the basics of using the marketplace.


Goetz also suggests choosing a theme that’s congruent with your industry. “With branding, you want to look professional, not spammy or creepy.” Gadgets are fun and technical, so his site has bright colors and precise language. “If I were running a men’s fashion store or toy store, I’d change my theme to match the merchandise and brand. Branding is key to converting customer views into sales.”

Barter your services with friends. Do you spend more than you'd like getting your hair and nails done each month? Do you have a friend who can't resist the pastries at the coffee shop or who pays for a personal trainer? Think about what both you and your friends spend money on, and then see if there's a way for you to barter and trade services with each other in order to save money.


There's no one "best" programming language, and once you've learned one, it's fairly easy to pick up another, so don't get hung too up on choosing your first language. That said, some languages are more beginner-friendly than others. The language you choose to start with might depend, again, on your purpose. (For example, if you want to write an iOS app, you'll need to learn Swift.) There's a case for starting with C

Guest post on related websites to yours:When your website is ready and populated with great content,start looking for guest posting opportunities. If you guest post on related websites to yours,you will get targeted visitors. On the other hand ,if you guest post on non related websites ,it will be tough to convert visitors from those websites into buyers. Here is why guest posting is so powerful : (1) You get targeted visitors that some of them will buy and or subscribeto your mailing list,(2) You get backlinks that search engines love ,(3) you gain trust and people will be very happy to buy from you ,(4) you increase your brand's awareness.
It’s not for everyone, but if your tech skills can get you through the door for doing work with a client, and you also have a knack for writing compelling copy, this is a great add-on service. With experience and a great portfolio, you can charge just as much for your copywriting services as you can for your time developing. Pick up this free guide to launching a freelance writing career.
More than half a billion products are sold on Amazon every month, making it an incredible opportunity to make money online. But, like everything else that involves making money online, you have to do quite a bit of work to earn it. One option on Amazon is to find products that are already made and buy and sell them at a discount. For example, you could research generic products such as clocks, keychains and mugs to attach to your brand. For an incredible deep dive on how to make extra money with this strategy, check out how digital marketer Neil Patel recently did this as a public experiment right here on his blog.

Let’s do a little reality check here, I highly doubt you can buy traffic on Fiverr and have it convert on any ClickBank offer. Quality traffic is not acquired on Fiverr (that’s for sure). Focus on building a value adding funnel like described in the post rather than looking for a shortcut. You can’t just spend 5 bucks to make 40 in 5 minutes, I’d be a billionaire otherwise :).


The most underrated thing and the BEST part to me is; that hard earned traffic is given to you for FREE, people already know about Amazon, but people don't know about your website/blog/etc. There's easier ways to get more exposure with your product. You can rank your product on page 1 pretty easy and doing so will make your product viewed by hundreds of thousands of purchase ready customers. I am 20 years old and I'm pulling it off, i'm sure you can do this too. If your interested I can show you how to start an Amazon business, and what I personally do to grow it. Amazon isn't saturated, but with that being said this takes work, so if you're willing to work at this then this WILL replace your full time income. Hopefully I helped.
The Education at Wealthy Affiliate isn’t just simple, it’s better in every single way. From the moment that you join you are going to be walked through the state of the art, step-by-step training platform. For newbies and advanced marketers alike, their focus with all of the training is teaching you how to create a successful, long term business within the online space.
Hi, you have a good list here. I have a question for you, I got C++ and python under my belt but I want to become a freelancer and i heard that these 2 languages don’t make much money to freelance with. so i ask you, if i was to learn one new language and be good at it. what language would you advice me to go with? I am a computer engineering and need someone to direct me to the right path to start my freelancing career. Not looking on becoming rich. just want to be able to support my self. Im willing to put more than 25 hrs per week! Thanks so much
The supervisor code took less than an hour to write, followed by many few minute sessions to fix bugs. The hard part is getting the setup to pay for itself in a reasonable time, given the current difficulty. When I first got the setup running last year, it managed to make $150/month. (All the hardware I used had already paid for itself mining some other coins back when the difficulty was low.)
Do what you know. There are many programming languages out there on the market. When you do freelancing, you should remember that clients pay you to solve problems. You are not paid to learn new tools and languages. It is always good to expand your programming skills to learn other languages. However, you should only bid for the job that you are confident with.
There are better business models out there but Clickbank can be an ok way to learn. The downside is most people who start on there get their ad accounts blocked as they don’t understand the terms of service and can’t advertise from them in the future. The web is becoming more transparent and people are wiser to what an affiliate ad is. The people who click them tend to be an older demographic 50+. If you are going to promote something, make a decision to only promote good products.
PRO TIP: For IOS and Android: Don’t use frameworks with dependency and licensing issues that worry employers. Spend a week and start an NDK and XCode code-base. Make wrapper functions that you can use the same code on. You have to compile on OSX for XCode though and use a edited switch and compiler directives for that switch is all(this=fast-turnaround)..
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Amazon Mechanical Turk is a service that lets you make money online through doing paid microtasks. Each task is something simple that requires human interaction like rating search results, checking for the right spelling on search terms, categorizing the tone of an article, or even basic translating. You can do these tasks from anywhere you want and make money online from the world’s largest e-retailer.
...win'). I want the tweets, tweetid, and handle to be saved in a text file. I want this to be in a python script and done without an api. I was hoping to use beautifulsoup. I want this script to run all the time. The deliverables will be: 1) a python script that will scan twitter search page for certain phrases -this will be run constantly and refresh

Domain name trading has been around for the last couple decades, and while most slam-dunk names have long been sold off, there’s still plenty of others that you can get your hands on for relatively cheap and broker as a way to make money online. Before you dive in, however, beware that some experts doubt the long-term viability of this idea for making money online. However, there’s always the change you might just land on a lucrative domain name for a future billion-dollar company. To get you started, here are some tips from GoDaddy, arguably the world’s largest and most famous repository of domain names.

They're newbie friendly: Some affiliate networks are strict when it comes to accepting new affiliates. They're usually scared of fraudsters who can potentially jeopardize the network's relationships with their advertisers and vendors by using shady promotional techniques. While this cautiousness is generally a good thing, it also makes it hard for new affiliates to get into those networks. How can you start taking your baby steps and experimenting with things when you're not even allowed to promote any products?


Are you a good teacher? Do you have an area of expertise that you teach or help others in already? You could create an online course around that topic and sell it. Sites like Udemy allow anyone to create an online course and then sell it through their platform. There are courses for everything, so don't worry if you think that your topic is too obscure. 

To help organize your course, think in terms of modules and lessons. A module would be the overall sub-topic, with the lessons providing the details of that subject. For example, if you have a course on starting a home business, you might have a module on business plans. Your lessons in that module would include “How to determine your USP” and “How to identify your target market.”
Mr. Par Trivedi, I hope you still are available for communications. I am a 55 year old combat veteran who is not able to work. I believe that if I am successful in training myself with help from genius folks like yourself, I am going to have a chance to perhaps get a copy write on my code or maybe a Patent. I had devised a logic diagram in Boolean for a local company and was assured that all code writing would be mine. Once I had purchased three computers with special requirements and four other additional computer servers, I was told that I could not copy right or claim proprietary protection. My Linux, Debian, Python information transfer system was used for a variety of movement of electronic files. Would you please tell me if continuing to use an open source, will result in a no ownership, claim? If so, what should your second choice be as I ended up having the software stolen from us by the State of California and it is now used in Hospitals and Police, Fire, and many other Government applications. I literally lost 22 computers, two APC 102-U cabinets, both telephone and ethernet protective surge modules and numerous backup hardware and software including the Watchguard 550 firewall. They could not get through it so they physically came in and stole all of it. Please help by advising me what sytems I may be able to use with a minimal amount of software updates. the person who I had relied on is now in prison for a unrelated thing and I want to be able to at least try to get some kind of work, allowing me to stay in bed with my disabilities. Thank you for your kindness. Cliff_murphy@hotmail.com and lightseeker4ever@yahoo.com Best regards, Cliff
The most underrated thing and the BEST part to me is; that hard earned traffic is given to you for FREE, people already know about Amazon, but people don't know about your website/blog/etc. There's easier ways to get more exposure with your product. You can rank your product on page 1 pretty easy and doing so will make your product viewed by hundreds of thousands of purchase ready customers. I am 20 years old and I'm pulling it off, i'm sure you can do this too. If your interested I can show you how to start an Amazon business, and what I personally do to grow it. Amazon isn't saturated, but with that being said this takes work, so if you're willing to work at this then this WILL replace your full time income. Hopefully I helped.
Whether you have a website or are still dreaming up ideas for a blog, you can also look into affiliate marketing. With affiliate marketing, you partner with brands and businesses within the content of your website. If you mention a product or service, you link to that produce or service using a unique affiliate code you received when you signed up for that particular affiliate program. From there, you’ll make money any time someone buys a product or service through your link.
He is the co-founder of Neil Patel Digital. The Wall Street Journal calls him a top influencer on the web, Forbes says he is one of the top 10 marketers, and Entrepreneur Magazine says he created one of the 100 most brilliant companies. Neil is a New York Times bestselling author and was recognized as a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 30 by President Obama and a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 35 by the United Nations.
When was the last time you went to a new restaurant without looking it up online beforehand? Or bought a product that didn’t have at least a few 5-star reviews? It seems like more and more our world is run on reviews. And you can make money online by writing them. Get started by creating accounts on sites like Vindale research, Software Judge, FameBit, CrowdTap, Influence Central, and Modern Mom. However, before you run off and start writing, be sure to check the small print on each of these sites. Writing reviews isn’t a huge source of guaranteed income and you want to make sure that it’s worth your time before you get going.

You can prevent this (technically) by choosing the leverage(1:10,1:20,1:50…1:1000) I even did that, but it didn't help me because I was coping 8 different trades from 3 different traders. Psychologically you can prevent it, by being patient and, at the beginning chose ONLY ONE TRADER AND ONLY ONE FINANCIAL INSTRUMENT to copy. Do not copy not even 2 trades because you will see that in one day you have earned 5-10$( by doing nothing) and than you will start calculating what would happen if you increase the stake. So, DO NOT DO IT AT THE BEGINNING. Consider it as passive income.

There are quite literally hundreds of clever ways to make money online. From taking online surveys, to renting or selling your old clothes, flipping your iPhone to someone in a different country, and even buying low-cost products locally, just to resell them for a higher price on Amazon. There’s truly no shortage of unique ways to make money online.
You should always be learning new technologies as a beginner. The technologies and demands are rapidly changing. If you do not learn about new technologies and programming languages, you’ll have to stand at the end of the queue. As a programmer, you need to keep learning new languages while mastering your core skill. Once you do that, You’ll get more job offers and more salary than the others. You can also make your own projects and sell them online. For example, you can create web templates and UI.
Great post. Thanks. Could you please give me some advice. I have no tech background but am willing to learn. I need to create a website for my business. People log in, choose the type of food they want from the menu, pay for it, and we deliver the food to their address. I want to become independent of foreigner programmers. I want to create an easy to use website, and as importantly, be able to use the customer data from the website for email marketing, promotions and etc. What is your suggestion for me? Python? Django? HTML? Thanks
Another big lesson I’ve learned is to go deep when you’re trying to reach an audience or develop a platform. One way to build a really profitable course is a strategy I’ve developed called “the 4-deep technique.” This technique asks you to niche down at least four levels until you’re really at the source of someone’s problem. Start with the pain then come up with a solution. If you want to create a successful product, it needs to be a pain reliever or something that solves someone’s problem in a way nothing else can.

derek, thank you! I have already created a language course and now i need to put the videos and pdfs up online and sell it….can you give us some direction about what platforms to use to host the course? Should i use a course builder by someone else? custom create a website? and for paid courses, how do you keep multiple people from downloading or viewing what one person paid for (sharing)? I appreciate your guidance.


Register a account with Click Bank (One of the largest affiliate program were you can buy, sell and promote digital products) and find a product that you can promote to earn your first $100. It is recommended to choose a product in the range of $20 to $50. This is a average product and you need at least 8 sales to earn approximately $100. It depends on the product that you are going to promote. If the price of the product is greater, then you can earn more commission. Normal commission at clickbank is 50% to 75%. However it should be noted that the greater the price the lesser the chances of making commission. User tend to buy products that have less price.
Data entry work is most often some form of copy/pasting online. You may need to take product descriptions from a spreadsheet and put them into a website. You might need to do some research for a client to gather links for a specific project. This work may sound a little complicated, but it’s not. Most of it requires very brief training from the client, and it is all very repetitive. Data entry work doesn’t always pay a lot, but it is simple work that you can do in your spare time.
On many of these platforms you do have the opportunity for students to leave reviews. We all know the power of reviews due to sites like Amazon. Reviews are extremely powerful and provide social proof that helps in driving more sales and profits. But to get good reviews don’t overthink things. Number one, focus on creating the highest quality and valuable content that you can on your topic. Then next you can prompt students at various points throughout the course to take action and leave a positive review or rating if they have enjoyed the content inside, to help encourage others to enroll. You can also incentivize them in some way in exchange for a review, like sending them a content upgrade or free report, video or interview. That’s really all I’ve ever done. Keep it simple.
This is one of the best article i have read on click bank, in this article you have not shown millions of dollars in any screenshot and warned your readers about the bad product and also suggested them -how to choose a good product for to promote but if a blogger does not know the type of traffic he/she is getting how could he/she promote a proper product? Waiting for your kind attention on this issue.

- Having a job is a great way to start making some cash flow, but you should use it to actually start a business. A job isn’t scalable. You only have 24 hours in a day, and you're not even going to work more than 12 hours in a day. Having access to the internet is all you need, you can see that attention is now the new way to becoming successful. The more exposure your brand gets (whether that is from posts, social media, websites, etc) the more opportunities you have to monetize off your traffic. When you have a lot of people's attention, and you create a product, you’re likely to make a sale. THIS IS SCALABLE. Anything you put out on the internet compounds, continually getting more and more traffic that gives you a chance to make a sale.
If you want to clear some space out in your house and have a big stack of books you’ve been holding onto for too long, you can make money selling your books and textbooks online. Stores like Half Priced Books and others will give you cents on the dollar for each of your current books while you can check what your book is worth by simply entering the ISBN number on Book Scouter.

It seems there is a new blog everywhere you look and the ones that got to market first are the ones that will pull on the most money unless they lose their base. Alternatively, new bloggers must have a radical new viewpoint to catch a huge marketshare migrate readers from other blogs. The real questions becomes how saturated is the market, what’s the retention rate of a good blogger, what causes a bloggers to lose/fail to gain readership, and what ate the new areas people will flock to that bloggers are genuinely interested in and knowledgeable about enough to make a true living in today’s world?
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