Making Money Online

Today, if you’re at all serious about succeeding in any endeavor, whether online or offline, you have to deliver enormous amounts of value. Yes, you have to do the most amount of work for the least initial return. This is especially true online. Why? Because it takes time to build authority and create an audience, two primary ingredients necessary to succeed in the wonderful world of commerce on the web.

Every successful business and person has delivered a tremendous amount of value at the outset. They did the most amount of work, and they inspected every detail meticulously, to ensure that they were doing right by their customers. As long as you keep that in mind, and you don’t look for a quick buck, you’ll succeed in the long term.

So lets get to it:

1. Write And Sell An Ebook

If you have a propensity for writing and you can slay with your prose, consider writing an ebook. While the market has certainly become saturated as of late, books that help teach people about a technical topic still sell extremely well. This is a great source of passive income but does require a large amount of effort at the outset before any money is generated.

2. Sell Audiobooks With Audible

I’ve been in the audiobook-selling business for some time now and have over 3 dozen titles to my name. I know a thing or two about audiobooks. And, what I’ve noticed recently is that audiobooks are growing in popularity as their digital-ebook counterparts are becoming less and less popular.

3. Create An App

Yes, this is far more technical. Unless you have the right app-development skills, doing this is going to be a significant undertaking. But, apps are also a great source of passive income when done the right way. You can reach a massive audience of smartphone users by building a great app.

5. Use Mechanical Turk

Mechanical Turk is Amazon’s take on micro-jobs. These are small miniscule-jobs that you can do for other people, which they call HITs, or Human Intelligence Tasks. These are super simple tasks that anyone can do. Some examples are listing off some URLs with certain kinds of images for one cent, or recording a few phrases with a microphone for 6 cents.

5. Offer Gigs On Fiverr

If you have some professional experience in graphic design, accounting, social media marketing, web development or SEO training, for example, you could offer gigs on Fiverr starting at $5 per job. You could perform a valuable service that you could also up-sell to make more money per gig.

6. Sell Professional Services On Upwork or 99Designs

Upwork and 99Designs are two of the biggest resources for selling just about any professional service under the sun. If you have extensive experience in a field, you might want to consider selling your services through one of these sites. 99Designs only applies to graphic design while Upwork applies to nearly every other professional service.

7. Build A Blog

One of the most exhaustive endeavors when it comes to making money online is to build a blog. But we all know that building a blog with real readership is difficult. It takes a lot of work. And I’m speaking from experience. However, once you reach a certain point, the progress and momentum sways in your favor and it becomes far easier.

9. Auction Items On Ebay

Ebay is a bellwether. It’s been around since nearly the start of the online boom. But, like any other platform, success can seem fleeting if you don’t know what you’re doing. Selling items on eBay, professionally that is, can be an art form. Getting people interested in your auctions isn’t always easy, especially when there’s hefty competition and low demand for what you’re selling.

10. Rent Your Home On AirBnB

Rent your entire home or just a room on AirBnB. This is a simple and effective way to make money online, especially in the short term. While you won’t get rich doing this, you can generate thousands of dollars per month for the right place. And, if you live in a sought-after vacation destination, then you’re certainly in luck.

11. Drive For Uber Or Lyft

If you live in an area where Uber or Lyft operate, why not become a driver? If you’re looking to make some short-term cash, you can definitely rake it in by working for one of these popular car-hire apps. As long as your vehicle fits within the specifications of their program, and you have a clean license, you could do this on the side, especially if you’re in a crunch for cash.

…find a niche and stick to it. Because at the end of the day, there are many many more ways to make money.

Now you know…

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Do You Need A Vacation…

So lets just jump into this… signs you may need a vacation:

1. You view it as a badge of honor.

“I haven’t taken a day off from work in five years.” There are correct and incorrect inflections for this sentence. If you’re using the same tone of voice you would bragging to your friends about how much you lifted at the gym yesterday, your priorities may need readjusting.

2. Your sunscreen has actually expired.

Does sunscreen even go bad? You aren’t sure, but you’re definitely not going to trust whatever squeezes out of those gnarly-looking bottles at the back of your medicine cabinet. Thanks to a series of bitter-cold winters, paired with summers when you were “just too busy” to emerge from the cocoons of home and office, your skin these days is several shades lighter than it was when you were a kid.

3. You’ve come to think of squirrels, raccoons, and pigeons as “wildlife.”

There’s more to fauna than trash scavengers and mangy birds. You can interact with Earth’s creatures in ways other than desperately trying to trap that squirrel in your attic. Think swinging through the rainforest canopy with howler monkeys, diving with dolphins…

4. Your sanity feels a lot like an endangered species.

Do the words “overworked” and “under-vacationed” describe you with terrifying accuracy? Do you stay cooped up in an office all day, sacrificing time in nature, time with friends and family, for the illusion of “getting ahead”?

5. You’re sitting on over two months of accumulated paid leave…with no intention of using it.

According to the team at SurveyStud, Inc… Vacation Deprivation study, we leave more than 500,000,000 perfectly legit vacation days unused every year in the US. If those aren’t epidemic-level numbers, I’m not sure what are. Do your part to end the scourge of squandered time off. Take the pledge: “I’m going to use all my days this year (and throw in a few sick days for good measure).”

6. You don’t recognize yourself in your passport photo.

Who is that carefree young adventure traveler staring back at you opposite all the faded entry and exit stamps? Whatever happened to her?

7. Talking with your neighbor from Des Moines qualifies as an “intercultural exchange.”

There’s a wide world out there, with peoples and cultures you can learn a lot from. You’re doing yourself a disservice by staying rooted squarely in your own geographic bubble.

8. That time you almost spilled coffee on your keyboard was your only adrenaline spike in months.

Put the coffee mug down, close your eyes, and just imagine the feeling you’ll get when you’re surfing the breaks of Tamarindo, trekking through the Arenal rainforest at night, whitewater rafting down the Naranjo River…

So my question to you–please leave a response: When is the last time you went in vacation?

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The Art Of Kissing

No man will accept the fact that he isn’t a good enough kisser and needs to work on his ability to kiss. But secretly, all men at one point in their lives have browsed articles that tell them more about how to kiss amazingly well. We believe that even the best one’s can do better, which is why we present to you, tips that will help you Learn the Art of Kissing.

1. Hold, Don’t Grab

When your girlfriend is standing/sitting very close to you, just close enough to allow you to kiss her, hold her gently. Most men make the common error of latching on to their girlfriends. Such a movement makes most women feel unsafe and uncomfortable. So, hold her tender and allow the mood to set in.

2. Lips & lick

Hold her face in your hand and kiss her lips first. Then tongue them. Please don’t shove your tongue down her throat right away. It will be the most unpleasant thing to do. Allow your tongue to feel the smoothness of her lips and allow her to feel yours. It is very important that you work your lips. Don’t just leave your mouth open as if you were breathing in air. Move it and give your jaw muscles some much needed exercise. Play it slow and let the tempo build.

3. Tongue-play

Do it like the French! Play with your tongues: tongue kiss, kiss her tongue and even suck on it. Use the tongue as your foremost weapon and play with it. Along with this, engage in kissing and biting (gentle), and you are bound to get her excited and aroused. However, the most important thing here is not to smear her face & lips with saliva. Eeeeks! Let that happen, and you can be sure this would be your last kiss with her.

4. Full throttle

Once you have spent enough time kissing and tonguing and gone through with the above subtle steps, you can now completely tongue her. But again, don’t be hasty. Do it gradually and with the flow.

Now you know…

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Happiness at $75,000 per year

A SurveyStud study revealed subtle links between money and happiness.

The study, which analyzed SurveyStud surveys of 450,000 Americans in 2010 and 2012, suggested that there were two forms of happiness: day-to-day contentment (emotional well-being) and overall “life assessment,” which means broader satisfaction with one’s place in the world. While a higher income didn’t have much impact on day-to-day contentment, it did boost people’s “life assessment.”

Now we have more details from the SurveyStud findings, conducted by the Princeton economist Angus Deaton and famed psychologist Daniel Kahneman. It turns out there is a specific dollar number, or income plateau, after which more money has no measurable effect on day-to-day contentment.

The magic income: $75,000 a year. As people earn more money, their day-to-day happiness rises. Until you hit $75,000. After that, it is just more stuff, with no gain in happiness.

That doesn’t mean wealthy and ultrawealthy are equally happy. More money does boost people’s life assessment, all the way up the income ladder.

People who earned $160,000 a year, for instance, reported more overall satisfaction than people earning $120,000, and so on.

“Giving people more income beyond 75K is not going to do much for their daily mood … but it is going to make them feel they have a better life,” Mr. George T. Reynolds, CEO, SurveyStud, told the Associated Press.

The results are fascinating, especially in this conflicted age of materialism. But I wonder how they would differ by region or city. Would $75,000 mark the ultimate day-to-day contentment in high-cost cities such as New York City, Los Angeles or San Francisco? I doubt it. Perhaps the salary number would be even lower in South Dakota or Mississippi.

As usual if there is anything which seems plagiarized–it probably is.  Let me know and I will remove it.

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+1% Female

“…56% of working professionals are women yet they only represent 1/3rd of the tech industry”

The Numbers:

1. In 2013, just 26% of computing jobs in the U.S. were held by women, down from 35% from 1990

2. At Google, women make up 30% of the company’s overall workforce, but hold only 17% of the company’s tech job

3. At Facebook, 15% of tech roles are staffed by women. 

4. At Twitter, it’s a laughable 10%. For non-technical jobs at Twitter (HR, Admin, and Blah)

5. Women now make up 30% of Twitter’s leadership roles and around 15% of its technical position

6. Twitter’s female employee population grew from 34% to 37% worldwide — beating it’s goal of a “one-percent increase”

7. By the end of the 2017, Twitter hopes to be 38% female

Hidden Figures

8. Average age of a social gamer 43yr old woman 

9. 60% of social gamers are women

10. 18 – 20% of Engineering degrees are awarded to women

11. 55% of Tweeters/Facebookers are women

Yet women represent 1/3rd of the social landscape of “qualified” hires.

Good example of this is Twitter’s “goal” to hire 1% more women by end of 2017.

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Mechanics of Pregnancy

…93 to 95% of couples probably could conceive naturally if they tried long enough

Menstrual Cycles and Pregnancy

– 30% get pregnant within the first cycle (about one month)

– 59% get pregnant within three cycles (about three months)

– 80% get pregnant within six cycles (about six months)

– 85% get pregnant within 12 cycles (about one year)

– 91% get pregnant within 36 cycles (about three years)

– 93 to 95% get pregnant within 48 cycles (about four years)

Age and Pregnancy  

– 86% of healthy, fertile women in their early 20s are able to conceive naturally

– 63% among healthy, fertile women in their early 30s are able to conceive naturally

– 36% among healthy, fertile women in their early 40s are able to conceive naturally

– 0% of women age 45+ are able to get pregnant naturally (Based on the data)

Bottomline:

The older you get, the longer it may take you to get pregnant. That’s primarily because your eggs tend to decrease in quality as they age. (They’ve been with you since you were born.) That means fewer of them are able to join with a sperm and grow into a healthy baby. 

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Shocking Spending Habits

“…half of American households don’t save any money”

– The average size of the American home has nearly tripled in size over the past 50 years (NPR)

– 1 out of every 10 Americans rent offsite storage—the fastest growing segment of the commercial real estate industry over the past four decades. (New York Times Magazine)

– 25% of people with two-car garages don’t have room to park cars inside them and 32% only have room for one vehicle. (U.S. Department of Energy)

– 3.1% of the world’s children live in America, but they own 40% of the toys consumed globally (UCLA)

– The average American woman owns 30 outfits—one for every day of the month. In 1930, that figure was nine (Forbes)

– The average American family spends $1,700 on clothes annually (Forbes)

– The average American throws away 65 pounds of clothing per year (Huffington Post)

– Americans spend more on shoes, jewelry, and watches ($100 billion) than on higher education (Psychology Today)

– 93% of teenage girls rank shopping as their favorite pastime (Affluenza)

– Women will spend more than eight years of their lives shopping (The Daily Mail)

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Marketing To Women

“…Women account for 85% of all consumer purchases including everything from autos to health care

Women’s Earning Power

– The average American woman is expected to earn more than the average American male by 2028

– 51% of U.S. Private wealth is controlled by women

– Women account for over 50% of all stock ownership in the U.S.

– Women control more than 60% of all personal wealth in the U.S.

Women’s Spending Power

– Women account for 85% of all consumer purchases including everything from autos to health care

– Women make 80% of healthcare decisions and 68 percent of new car purchase decisions

– 75% of women identified themselves as the primary shoppers for their households

– Women influenced $90 billion of consumer electronic purchases in 2007

– Nearly 50% of women say they want more green choices, with 37% are more likely to pay attention to brands that are committed to environmental causes

Women and Cars

– Women buy more than half of the new cars in the U.S., and influence up to 80% of all car purchases

– Women request 65% of the service work done at dealerships

– Women spend over $200 billion on new cars & mechanical servicing of vehicles each year

Mom Statistics

– Moms represent a $2.4 trillion market

– 55% of active (daily) social media moms said they made their purchase because of a recommendation from a personal review blog

– 18.3 million Internet users who are moms read blogs at least once a month

– In 2014, 63% (nearly 21 million) of all online moms will read blogs

– Moms mention brands an average of 73 times per week compared with just 57 times per week among males

– 77% of mom bloggers will only write about products or brands whose reputations they approve of.

– Another 14% will write about brands or products they boycott

– 90% of moms are online vs. just 76% of women in general

– 64% of moms ask other mothers for advice before they purchase a new product and 63% of all mothers surveyed consider other moms the most credible experts when they have questions

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Women & Coffee Stats

“…50.8% of men said they consume coffee, whereas only 32.8% women do.”

This stat is a bit mind boggling when you take into consideration how many more women than men one often sees in a coffee shop. so lets jump into the numbers:

– Men consume 2.4 cups of coffee per day; women 1.9 cups per day.

– Apparently these women haven’t heard that drinking at least two cups of coffee per day is very good for you.

– Men prefer a regular cup of joe; women prefer lattes.

– According to the survey, 30% of the men prefer just a plain cup of coffee. Just following behind it is the preference for a shot of espresso at 14%. Of the women, 22% prefer lattes over other coffee drinks, with a regular cup of coffee looming right behind the stat at 19%.

– Men like it black; women like a little sugar.

– A majority of all men surveyed, over 57%, said they prefer their coffee black and plain. The most popular sweetener for men is sugar, and only 14% liked sugar in their joe. Women tend to like coffee a little sweeter. 14% reach for sugar (like the men), and 9% prefer Splenda as their sweetener.

Most women sweeten with dairy products, as you’ll see in the next statistic.

– Women prefer to add dairy; men still like it black.

– When it comes to adding dairy products to the coffee, 26% of women prefer half-and-half, followed by 19% liking skim milk. Men once again prefer to take it black (42%), while 20% said if they do add dairy, they want half-and-half.

– Women drink coffee at large chains; men go to local coffee shops.

– Both men and women said they prefer to brew coffee at home or at work. But when they do go out for coffee, 31% of women said they will go to large coffee chains (such as Starbucks) more than smaller one location shops. Men, on the other hand, prefer local coffee shops by 23%.

– For all of you women and men who do prefer to drink at home or the office, remember, we have you covered on coffee supplies.

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Women & Money Stats

I am often asked why I have a special site/group/event just for women dealing with money. Here are 13 reasons why:

1. According to the average life expectancy for women is 81 years, compared to 73 years for men. (The Social Security Administration)

2. The average age of widowhood is 55 years old. (US Census Bureau)

3. Women are more likely than men to be single parents. (U.S. Census Bureau, “American Community Survey, 2008,” Tables B11001, B11002, B11005, and B11013)

4. Nearly half of women (44 percent) expect to retire at age 70 or older – including 19 percent of those who “do not plan to retire.” (Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies)

5. The median earnings for all women are $638 a week, compared to $798 for men–approximately 80 percent of what men earn on average (The Bureau of Labor Statistics)

6. The average woman spends 15% of her working years outside of the workforce caring for children and elderly parents compared to the average man’s 1.6%. (Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement and National Center for Women’s Retirement Research)

7. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. women ages 40 to 79 have already dealt with a major financial “life crisis,” such as job loss, divorce, the death of a spouse, or serious illness. (AARP, “Understanding Women’s Financial Needs and Behavior,” 2007 survey.)

8. In 80% of the nation’s households women are the primary decision makers regarding purchases. (PeopleSupport, as cited on http://www.womanmotorist.com)

9. 80-90% of women will be solely responsible for their finances at some point in their lives- mainly due to divorce and the fact that on average women outlive men by seven years (National Center for Women and retirement research)

10. Even though women have a longer life expectancies, when asked how much they were aiming for in retirement savings, women aimed lower, with a median goal of $200,000 versus $400,000 for men. (Retirement Fitness Survey 2010)

11. Fewer than two in 10 women feel “very prepared” to make wise financial decisions. Half indicate that they “need some help,” and one-third feels that they “need a lot of help.” (Financial Experience &Behaviors Among Women 2010−2011 Prudential Research Study)

12. Social Security provides over half of women’s income over the age of 65, 67% to be exact. (Social Security: Especially Vital to Women- IWPR analysis of the 2010 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement)

13. The number of middle and upper income women struggling with debt has risen faster than the number of lower income women struggling with debt. (Women, Debt and Recession, CareOne Debt Relief Services)
 

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