Get Started Podcasting, 48 Hours or Less

Podcasting 101

Getting your podcast started in 48 hours or less sounds pretty lofty. However, it can be done! Podcasting can be simple if you know what to do and where to get started. If you have been pondering the idea of starting a podcast take a look at my infographic that can help you get started, quickly.

Getting Started

I started my podcast in less than 48 hours. Well, let me explain, the planning for my podcast took less than 48 hours. I am confident if podcasting was my full-time job, I would be able to pull off all these steps in about two days. Do you have a podcast? Are you in the planning stages? What is holding you up from actually putting out your podcast, so that the world can hear? Let me know in the comments below.

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Getting Started, Pinterest Business

Pinterest Business
My newest e-book.

Why Should My Business Be On Pinterest?

Have you wanted to get started on Pinterest for Busines but have no idea where to start? I have heard your cries! I have created a how to get started on Pinterest for business guide for you.

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In case you do not already know, Pinterest is for more than just cooking, crafting, and fashion. Many businesses have gotten ahold of the power of Pinterest in generating clients to their websites. There are a lot of people who would jump on the Pinterest wagon if they only knew how . . .

How to Get Started on Pinterest for Business?

Pinterest accounts for business should not be time-consuming or difficult to open. However, for many people it is. Keeping the frustration factor in mind, I have created my first e-course to get you started. I will walk you through each step and explain how you will open your Pinterest business account. You will definitely need a Pinterest business account, even if you already have a personal account. The Pinterest business account is free and will give you the analytical information you need to see how your pins are performing.

Tell Me More About It!

I have been a Pinterest user for at least eight years. The first time I experienced Pinterest, I did not like it. It looked very busy and I did not revisit again for some time later. When I went back to Pinterest I had a better understanding of how it worked. Pinterest uses pins that generate interest that will generate traffic to whatever your pin is selling. It could be anything from recipes to marketing your product.

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Pinterest Business
My newest e-book.

Fast Ways To Create a Profitable Website

Are you searching for a fast way to create a profitable website? Perhaps you want to create a fun path to monetizing your website. Your work with your passion has generated a great wealth of website traffic. You would be a fool if you did not take the time to earn income from that passion.  Now is the time to enroll in the Amazon Associates program! Let me walk you through the steps to become an associate of this amazing Amazon affiliate program.

Are you ready to become an Amazon Associates?  Okay, you will need to:

  • Sign up.
  • Be approved.
  • Use the affiliate links on your blogs!

Yes, it is really that easy. If your reader clicks on the link and becomes converted into a buyer, Amazon will give you a little share of the sale. Thus you have succeeded in creating a profitable website.

Sounds amazing, doesn’t it?

Let’s keep going.

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Amazon Affiliate Program

What is it? Before we dive deeper, let us learn its definition.

Amazon’s affiliate program is also called Amazon Associate. Keep in mind that this is an affiliate program. It gives bloggers and website owners an opportunity to earn income. Through advertising goods sold in Amazon.com by lining the product to their website.

Once a reader of the blog or article clicks on the link. And makes a sale, the website owner or blogger will earn referral fees.  Now you have a created a profitable website that is earning you money, isn’t that amazing!

Here are 4 easy steps on how to become an Amazon Affiliate:

 

#1: Have your website or blog ready.

 

An active website or blog is important for anyone to be able to start as an Amazon Associate. It is nice to have lots of contents already published on the site. Make sure that it is real and looks not only great but been active for a while.

Part of the process is to draw the purpose of your website. Hence, create a concrete idea of the reason you’re having that website. As well as the audience you are serving and above all, on how you bring traffic to your blog.

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#2: Go to the Amazon Associate Homepage.

 

This part is so important too. So make sure to be mindful do this step. Never miss this! Visit the website and click on “create one”.

 

#3: Create your profile.

 

It is time to build your Amazon Associate Profile. Click “New Customer”  and fill out all the necessary information that you need to provide. Such as follows:

  1. Account Information
  2. Website Address
  3. Preferred Store ID or your website name. At this point, you have to sell out your self by explaining the things that your website’s aim. Then, choose Amazon topics which your links are targeting.
  4. Another set of explaining needs to be done on the next part of the form. This is where you will have to explain how you will create traffic.
  5. Input your active phone number.
  6. Select your method of payment.

 

#4: Make Amazon Affiliate links.

 

After creating your account, you’ll be routed to your personal homepage. It will show your performance dashboard. This also where you will search for the best and most relevant product that you wish to link to your contents.

Here is a quick guide for you:

  • Choose between “Quick Link”. This will let you search for a specific keyword for a product.  Or if you select “Browse for Products”, it will let you search through categories.
  • Upon getting the most relevant product, click “Get Link”.
  • You have the freedom to choose your link if you want to add it as a text, image or both. Or a widget can also be an option.
  • Customize your background color, title or image size, depending on the link type.
  • Copy and paste the link. Or You can also select the shortened link or the HTML. Then, paste it to your site.
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As an entrepreneur, most especially if your business is blogging. Linking your website to Amazon Associate will gain more value. As you are not only promoting your idea but you are sharing some products that you trust. This serves as a guide to your readers on the best products they can use.

With that, you will become an expert of the niche you target. So, aside from a good potential of gaining traffic.  Amazon will spill some amount as a referral fee for linking and promoting their product.

So isn’t that help more than being interesting?

Share your thoughts about Amazon Affiliate Marketing. Together let’s build or business’ future!

 

Resources:

Amazon Affiliate Program: What It Is & How to Get Started

Getting Started With the Amazon Associates Affiliate Program

Everything You Need to Know About the Amazon Affiliate Program

 

Best Productivity Apps in 2019

What are the best and newest apps to increase productivity in 2019? Well, we have searched to find a short but comprehensive list of the best apps this year for you.  These apps are created to increase your overall productivity and help you streamline your life!

Saves time and gets more stuff done.

And yes, you can do it!

Five helpful and productive apps 

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#1: ToDoist

This app had helped a lot of people in organizing their day. It is quite easy to use. First, write down all the things that you need to do. The software can tell and categorize the task for you. Like, when you create a task that you will have an appointment at a certain time. A reminder is also made at the same time.

More than managing your personal activities. You can also keep track of the productivity of the whole team using this app. Such as projects, assignments, and deadlines.

Here is more, anyone can use this as it is free for basic functions. But it wants to get the full features of the app, it will only cost $36 to $60 for the team to enjoy for the whole year.

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#2: Trello

I like this app for increasing my productivity. If you need a tool that will help you manage your projects, then Trello can be a good choice! True, it makes project management less stressful.

You can make a big project simple by breaking it down into little pieces. How is it possible? With the use of Trello Cards Tasks. This can be arranged in columns that will give you an idea of the phase of the project.

Once a project is completed, you can transfer it to the column for all accomplished tasks.

It is also a free app. But they also offer premium plans which have extra features.

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#3: Google Keep

Oh, here is another personal favorite! It looks so simple and basic but carries a lot of useful features. Exactly the best note-taking app that is so cool and handy.  We can note anything we have in mind. Or take down notes of some ideas that pop out somewhere from your head.

Reminders? Come on, let it do it for you as well! Well, other apps may also get the same feature, but Google has been used most of the time, from emails to documents. Plus, Android is available, so getting this one for you this year can be a good move, too.

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#4: Google Drive

Because of this app’s cool integration of the Google ecosystem, it can be your team’s good choice. This helps a lot in productivity, plus the cloud storage can give you the freedom to access it anywhere you are.

You and the rest of your team can download as well as upload files. With its very efficient file sharing features.

It can be used as a great tool for compilation of your documents, and files.

This app is free but for more features, it may only cost around $9.99.

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#5: Buffer

As you a social media manager? Running Facebook as well as other accounts in social media may be stressful. If you won’t be able to manage your time posting blogs.

Buffer is your rescue. It is a free app on Android and iOS. It is not only limited to scheduling your post but also enables you to create contents. As well as allows to handle up to three social media accounts at once.

For basic features, get this for free. But for more options, have this app for $15 per month.

Verdict

The productivity of our work is very important. So getting these apps that will provide us the ease to make things done timely and stress-free. Choose the on that best fit for your lifestyle and test it if it works. What app are we missing that you would like to share? Leave your comments below so that we will know!

Resources:

Best Productivity Apps

12 Best Productivity Apps for 2019

The 8 Best Productivity Apps for 2019

Finding Focus Groups Online that Pay

Are you searching for a focus group online that will pay? Perhaps you have already tried apps for walking, renting your parking spot, and even renting out your couch. Giving your opinion is the route you want to take. Well, do I have news for you. Focus groups are looking for you. 

I participated in a top-secret focus group last summer. We signed a non-disclosure form, so I cannot give you the details but I can tell you I was paid (nicely, I might add) for three hours of my time and had a tasty dinner as well. With that being shared, let me give you the lowdown on how you can find a focus group online that will pay.

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5 Tips to Find a Focus Group Online

Tip#1: Complete unpaid screeners.

This is the initial stage for you to be screened in order to find a focus group that is the right fit for you. Screeners are basic and short surveys with questions that will examine if you are a good fit for a particular group. Hence, you need to pass that stage.

It is simple to understand that it is unpaid since it is somehow like a hiring process. Answer honestly as there will definitely be a group that is the right fit for you.

Don’t give up. Try until you will find your fit.

Tip#2: Search for reputable market research companies.

Go for the companies that are true to their words of paying you. Try and study if they are not wasting your time and have a reliable reputation. Be consistent in taking paid researches from sources. As well as finish up lots of screeners.

To give you a better guide on how to find great focus groups that pay, join groups on Facebook that are sharing ideas about new studies. Be a follower of a good market research company that you can find on social media.

Tip#3: Have a goal of at least 3 screeners per week.

Survival of the fittest. An old cliche, but true. That is how life sometimes is and that works the same if you wish to get a better income with a focus group. It like a numbers game. The more tries, the higher chances of winning. Your success in joining an online focus group would depend on your diligence. Completing screeners is not that easy but can be fulfilling.

So make it look easier to digest, break it into smaller pieces. Make it a goal, like at least not less than 3 tries in a week.

Tip#4: Again, it is a numbers game.

Sign up to research companies as much as you can. High earning focus group participants registers to around 50 market research companies.

Registering is helpful for you to become a participant. Because they will inbox you for screeners that they are offering.

So start following them on Facebook as well as visit their website and fill out the listing form. Then, you can wait for them to deliver right through your smartphones or desktops.

Tip#5: Never mess this up: complete profile.

Since when you arrived at the research company website. Dedicate a few minutes to complete your profile as a participant. This will help the researcher get an idea if you fit for the focus group that they are creating. If you have a comprehensive outline, it increases your chances of getting screeners.

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Wrap Up

The online focus group is only of your choices to earn extra. But this is easier as compared to having an employer. Since you can do this on your most convenient time and space. It is a comfortable way of making money but needs patience and dedication. Because success is always delivered for those who deserve.

Resources

How to make some serious extra cash with focus groups

16 Ways to Get Paid With Online Focus Groups

HOW TO FIND FOCUS GROUPS AND MAKE AN EXTRA $500 (EASY-PEASY)