Can you make money out of nothing? Is it possible? Do not be surprised because the internet makes this not only possible, but also easy-to-do for everyone at any age. Do you need to be a computer guru? The answer is a big NO! You need not be a computer expert or Internet marketing specialist. All you need is a fire in your belly to achieve success and an ongoing desire to learn. We are going to look at four ways you can get started today.
So how? The fact is, the world has gradually become a global village, where you can easily reach potential clients without having to travel.
What’s in your hands? –
We all have something to offer, skill, knowledge, experience. There are people around the world who want to learn what you already know. Begin to think, what is your offering, what solution can you give to a problem. What do you know that you can teach? When you have discovered that, then…
Start a blog – once upon a time, to launch a business the minimum needed was an investment to create a professional looking website. Today also, a website is a great asset when you start a new e-business. However, it is not the only way to do so.
You can also use a blog. A blog is an excellent way to launch your business with zero investment. You can add everything you need on the blog including a shopping cart, autoresponder and all the paraphernalia required to run a modest yet efficient website – all for free although you have the option to upgrade the services you receive from whatever provider you choose.
Once you have created your account on these platform, it is now time to start sharing your message, products or service following the guidelines of each platform. The more you publish the more you will get found and the more you will achieve your goal.
Affiliate marketing – This is a brilliant way to establish your business for free. What this means is you advertise other people’s product and get paid a commission for it. In some instance depending on what you are promoting the parent organization of which you wish to become an affiliate would not only offer you a free and well-designed website, but also all the tools and assistance you need to market their product. In addition, you would get a percentage as commission for every sale you make through your website. Commissions vary from 10% to as much as 100% and in some cases recurring income is also part of the deal.
There are website which house products you can promote. All you need to do is register for and start selling. Zaxaa, Clickbank, JV zoo, Ebay and Amazon associate
Free advertisement – In order to make yourself known on the Internet you need to advertise your presence heavily and persistently. This too, can be achieved free of cost. All you have to do is write a few informative and interesting articles on your blog and also submit it to free article directories or e-zines. This process would help you build an enviable traffic to your blog almost overnight and your business would show profit in no time.
Social Media Platforms – Social media platforms today are like miracle solutions for business owners. These platforms pull in millions of users who are looking for solutions for their various needs. Do a test trial and discover the best platform for your product and services. Some social platform to look into are Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Periscope, YouTube and blab.
So thinking of starting a business and have no money, do not despair, you can. The ingredients for success are discovering first hat you want to do, a positive attitude and an unquenchable thirst to succeed.
Let me know if this has helped in getting you started.
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Periscope: It’s new and it’s hot. If you are not on it, you are missing out on international recognition. So what is Periscope? This is a live video streaming application available for IOS and Android developed by Kayvon Beykpour and Joe Bernstein. This application has been purchased by Twitter for 100 million dollars in March 2015. Periscope basically enables you to go “live” with your mobile anytime and anywhere, and to watch people’s live broadcasts from all over the world. There are approximately 14 million users on periscope with almost 100 thousand joining in every day. Users of Periscope are able to choose whether or not to make their video public (anywhere in the world) or simply view able to certain users such as their friends or families.
Periscope allows viewers to send “hearts” to the broadcaster by tapping on the mobile screen if he or she likes the video.
Photo: Capture Live event – Oprah Super Soul Sessions
After 24 hours, the broadcast is removed from the application.
Since the month of May, you can only log in with Twitter but with the new update you can now log in with your phone number or with Facebook, proof that Periscope has gone for more accessibility and user friendly.
Discover the world through somebody else’s eyes
I) How to get started with Periscope
First of all you need to download the application. You can log in with Twitter, your phone or Facebook but I highly recommend to log in with Twitter as Twitter owns Periscope, they are directly linked. You will then be asked if you want to receive Periscope notifications on your phone: this allows you any time to know when somebody is doing a live stream.
When you click on the little globe, a world map will appear to your screen with small red points: these are all the places in the world when people are live streaming. If you are not particularly interested in finding live streams in a particular location with the map, you have a simple list of the live videos without the map, just click on “list” at the top, next to “map”. The globe gives you two different views of the different events across the world. When you have access to the video, you then have the possibility to share it: share on twitter, with all your followers, or specific friends. You can also copy the link and share it now on Facebook with IOS. Photo: Tay Zonday on Periscope
To start your own stream, the actions that come up are the following: – Enable camera – Enable microphone
– Enable location you also have the option to make your broadcast private, by choosing only the people and followers that you want to see your live broadcast.
Give your video a catchy title, you can brand it by including emoji’s. Titles can be anything you decide. “First time with Periscope” can be the title of your first video. Don’t forget to include any hashtags important to you.
For your first video, my advice is to do just a quick introduction, say who you are, and make it clear and keep it simple. Every broadcast is available during 24 hours.
If you want to find somebody in particular you can do so in the research bar.
II) What Periscope can bring to your business?
You can indeed use live-streaming to market your business. Periscope is such an innovative and powerful social tool to make your business known and make it grow.
For example you can do: Live Product Demos : If you’re launching a new product, or if you have a new idea, just share it. Share the characteristics of your new product with your audience on Periscope. You can do an interactive product demonstration by answering questions from viewers.
Periscope is also a great way to share relevant news in the industry and about the marketplace. It is also an effective way to get noticed, asking relevant and intelligent questions, and to connect with influencers in your industry. It also gives you the opportunity to build your mailing list and to attract some more clients to your business, talking about what you do, the book you’ve written, make promotion for your products and services may give people the will to give their email addresses in the comments to sign up.
III) Periscope’s on Landscape.
Introducing landscape mode Periscope has just been updated with some new features: latest version of IOS and Android, the possibility to film yourself in landscape mode that is to say with the smartphone horizontally, which enables a better view of the screen. This new update was a response to the community’s demand. People can now hold their phones either in portrait or landscape.
Viewers love the fact that the Landscape mode gives more viewing room and looks so much better when uploaded on YouTube. They can continue holding their device in portrait, or match the broadcaster’s orientation to maintain full screen video. Now you will never need again to tilt your head to watch sideways video.
Periscope opens up a bit on Facebook For IOS only, but soon for Android as well, Periscope has developed the possibility to share the broadcast’s link on Facebook. You can now share the link to a live broadcast or replay onto Facebook on iOS. To see this option, you’ll need to log in to Facebook from the iOS Settings app on your smartphone. Once you are logged in, open Periscope, view a live broadcast or replay to share and Facebook will be one of the options. To put in in a nutshell, you absolutely have to download Periscope application. This application is so powerful both culturally (allow you to discover different events all over the world) and professionally. The world is getting easier to make yourself, your company, your products and services known and you can do this by using live streaming talking to potential future clients.
Loral & her team are hosting a Make New Money event from December 10 -14 and they still have some open seats!
If you haven’t heard of Make New Money, it’s Loral’s hottest new training. In a nutshell, you’ll leave this event with the ability to:
Create your Cash Machine
Market your Cash Machine
Sell your Products and Services
Execute Service-Based Sales techniques
Discover the Power of Joint Ventures
Learn Exactly how to Structure Lucrative Partnerships with Rock-Solid, Win-Win Contracts
Price your Products and Services accordingly to Make Money
Make Money. Fast
The event is Thursday, November 12 through Monday, November 16 and I truly recommend it to any aspiring entrepreneur, wealth-builder or anyone looking to create a new financial future for themselves.
You can learn more about the event here:http://bit.ly/20WpygY
Here’s how it works:
You’ll learn unique money-making strategies that you’ll implement immediately with the other business and wealth builders in this group.
In other words, built-in business opportunities are put right in front of you so you can sell, make deals, and create lucrative partnerships immediately.
All 100 people at this event will have ample opportunity to make new money. The average participant makes $775 by the time this event is over… And many walk away with much more than that in their pocket!
Not only will you get instant feedback on your money making strategies from this like-minded community, including my master trainers, this is where you’re going to find your IDEAL customers and partners.
You also get full access to a private “Make New Money Marketplace” on Facebook so you can keep moving your business- and wealth-building conversations forward.
And GET THIS… Once you’re a part of this powerful community, YOU’RE IN FOREVER!
You can also use this group for product and marketing research… where you get timely feedback from a community full of experts, including my team leaders who stay with you inside this private network.
WOW!!! What a day at the STEP UP event. It was a fantastic day of sharing and opening of both hearts and minds.
We all STEPPED UP to make the day extremely worthwhile. It is my hope that you have all gone away with renewed vitality and actions that you will implement immediately to move your life forward.
The discussions identified procrastination and the fear to take that STEP UP into the unknown as blocks to success. All of us need mentoring to take these steps. The time of self-doubt has to end, but sometimes we need someone to hold our hand and guide us during the STEPPING UP into the unknown. This was my desire from the day. I want you to have the confidence in me to help you take that STEP.
We had excellent contributions from Karen who talked about the importance of Leadership. It does not matter at what level we are in an organisation or the number of employees in our business, we are all Leaders. The simple lessons and steps to good leadership presented by Karen should be applied to your daily life. Karen is always available to help you with the STEPS to become an excellent Leader in your own right. You have met her now, so take advantage of this acquaintance and STEP UP to be that Leader you are capable of being. Get Karen’s Book Here http://amzn.to/1I5lDCt
No business can survive or flourish without strong customer sale closing STEPS. We all know how hard it is to find customers, never mind close a sale at the price we need to achieve. Simone gave some excellent STEP by STEP ways to overcome revenue inertia in your business. If you were one of the people who purchased his book, I am sure you will find it an excellent guide to significant increases in your own sales. Simone is a great ambassador for these techniques. The CHIT CHAT principle action groups were a great fun way of reinforcing those lessons advocated by Simone. There is no better way to practice these techniques than with a mentor and to receive constructive criticism in return. Get Simone Book Here: http://amzn.to/1DJK86v
Last but not least, you heard Nigel give an enlightening insight into the world of technology and the positive impact it can have on your business. Nigel has real practical experience and lives what he preaches. He has been kind enough to provide links to useful information to help you STEP UP in technology.
Often learning can be too serious and it can be hard to hear the messages being spoken. Just one of the ways I like to highlight how important clear communication can be is the drawing game. I thought Simone made an excellent attempt at communicating a description of what he was seeing, but even an experienced presenter such has Simone showed us all what we are trying to say in not always heard that same way by all of us.
The STEP UP event is just the start of your journey into making your dreams become realities. I have mentored many people into moving on to the path their heart and mind desires. The wisdom I can bestow on you in my mentoring sessions is not just for the now. They are practices and techniques that you will use to make a success of your whole life going forward.
I love my “Money Game” workshops. They are the corner stone to the journey to understanding what greatness you can truly achieve given the appropriate resources. Never doubt your skills; young Emmanuel (9 years) made us all realise that in children, you truly know yourself. I began the day guiding you on the first STEPS to knowing yourself. Without knowing yourself it is impossible to start the critical path to enabling your success.
The date for the next STEP is fixed for 28Th November 2015. http://placidaacheru.com/stepup. Join our Group on Facebook, keep the keep the learning active.