Saturday, September 1, 2018

Is Making Money Online Easy


Online money is a way of earning money through blogging, website, affiliate network or e-commerce. Online work or business has a biggest advantage of working from the home. You are your own boss and no need to work under anyone.

You can earn money just by working from your home.

Making money online


BUT IS IT SO EASY??

Definitely not!! It's not so easy as it looks to be. When you search for "Earn money online" on Google you will find hundreds of websites who guarantee for earning money online in a few hours. But friends it's not the truth. Earning money online has never been easy. If it was so easy then most of the people would have quit their jobs in order to earn from home.

It's really very difficult to find a genuine way of earning money online.

Earning money online requires patience, hard work and a strong willpower. If you want to earn money quickly then friends this is not the right platform for you. You can search for some other way of earning money.  Online money comes to only those people who have devoted their time and have worked with patience. If you are in a hurry to earn right from the beginning you won't land up anywhere. So friends be patient and just work on your blog or website with complete dedication at the beginning.

Its really not bad to think about earning money from your blog or website. But first you need to make sure if your blog or website qualifies and is eligible for that.

Ask a few questions yourself.

1) Does it have enough quality and useful content which will be liked by users ?

2) Does it have content which will compel users to re-visit my blog or website?

3) Is my blog or website mobile-friendly and optimized for faster response.

4) Do I update my website or blog regularly for visitors retention.

Friends if you have really worked hard on these points then you are on the right track. Your website or blog is eligible to earn money. I have shared on how to earn money from your website or blog through Google Adsense in my previous posts. Google Adsense is one of the most genuine ways of monetizing from your blog or website.

There are many Google Adsense alternatives but Google pays higher than any other advertising networks. But it's not so easy to get Google Adsense approval. Your blog or website needs to strictly adhere to the Adsense terms and conditions. I have seen websites which are getting good traffic but still Adsense is not approving their application. 

Many people build a website or blog just for fun and don't follow proper guidelines while designing. Later on when they apply for Adsense to earn money, their application is rejected. Hence they never get approved by Google Adsense.

There are many websites who guarantee Adsense approval in a few hours or within few days. But believe me it's not correct. Google takes a day or sometimes even more time to review and approve an application. Moreover if you once improve and rectify the points on which Adsense had rejected your website you could get your application approved next time. So always believe in yourself.

As I have already said that making money online is not very easy but if you have a passion of writing and sharing your views you can create a blog. And once your blog  has minimum 15-20 quality posts you can apply for Adsense.

Moreover you can also earn money by joining affiliate network. You need to redirect visitors from your blog or website to the site whose affiliate you are. And once a user purchases or signs-up you get paid. But friends it's not so easy. You can only earn from affiliate marketing if your blog or site is getting good traffic. It needs a lot of hard work to drive traffic to your website or blog. And no one can drive traffic in a fortnight.

Few qualities and skills that you should have to earn money online are:

  • Patience
  • Good Reading and Writing skills
  • Basic Technical Knowledge
  • SEO Knowledge
  • Social Networking and Online Marketing skills

So just don't think about earning money at the beginning. First add good quality posts and work on driving visitors. And once you have a good number of visitors to your website or blog you will identity a numbers of ways to monetize from your site.

Kindly share your comments and opinions below in the comment box.


Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Wordpress vs Blogger


As we already know that blogging means sharing your views or opinions on a particular topic. For blogging you need to be passionate about writing.

Some people do blogging just for passing their time and they are not blogging from a business perspective. But on the other hand some people blog for earning money.
If you have a clear objective in your mind that why you are blogging, then it will be easier for you to choose between Blogger or WordPress.

First let me share something about Blogger. Blogger is a platform where you can create a blog for free without any cost. You don't need to pay for anything. Blogger platform is managed by Google. If you want to start your blog as a learner then you can join Blogger. Blogger is a good platform for creating blogs and has plenty of beautiful themes to choose from.


The reason why I said that Blogger is good for beginners is because of its simple and user-friendly interface. If you really want to learn how to blog then start from Blogger. I have discussed about how to start blogging from Blogger in my previous posts.

It's very easy to create posts in Blogger. There is no such technical expertise required. Moreover Blogger app Is also available in Google Play Store. You just need to download the  app and login with your Google account. You can create posts from the app itself and publish them online.


Blogger


Moreover redirecting your custom domain to your blogger domain is also very simple. You can also purchase a domain from Google domains and redirect it to your blog. The choice is yours.
The main advantage of Blogger is that you can easily apply for Google Adsense from within.

Blogger also has a Google Adsense widget through which you can easily display Google Ads on your pages after approval. The second advantage is it's easy and quick Google search engine submission. Trust me I created my first blog through Blogger and submitted the URL very easily. My site appeared in Google search results in no time.

Now let me share about WordPress. The current stats says that there are more WordPress users in comparison to Blogger. WordPress is a powerful open source content management system. WordPress offers two types of services: self-hosted and free services. The self-hosted service is better and more reliable as you have the complete control of your blog.

There are many plans to choose from. You can choose a plan which suits your needs. WordPress offers hundreds of beautiful and attractive themes and a user is free to upload and use his own custom theme. There are thousands of plugins and tools offered by WordPress to enhance your blog. But on the other hand adding too much plugins can slow down your blog or website.

You can create any website or blog with WordPress due to its powerful and flexible online platform. Moreover WordPress is SEO friendly and provides many SEO plugins to improve the search engine visibility of your WordPress website or blog.


Wordpress

Moreover let me assure you that WordPress is a highly secure platform. WordPress powerful security features makes it impossible for hackers to hack WordPress powered websites or blogs.

There is also an active users forum for online help and support for WordPress members. Simply post your question and get a solution instantly. There are many official forums and several other forums as well which are run by WordPress users.

So choice is yours to choose the online platform for building your website or blog. As I have discussed earlier, choose a platform depending upon your requirement. If you want to build a website or blog which you can customize and manage completely by yourself then go for WordPress. WordPress is good for long run. But on the other hand if you want to create a blog for free then go for Blogger.

Hope this helps you out in understanding the basic differences between WordPress and Blogger.

Kindly share your comments below.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Create a YouTube Channel Step by Step



YouTube is a video sharing platform which was created in the year 2005 and later on in year 2006 it was undertaken by Google.

Users are free to watch videos and comment or share on that video. Moreover if someone wants to upload a video he is free to do this. It can be done by just creating a channel on YouTube. Making a channel and uploading a video on that channel has become very popular now a days. 

If you go to YouTube website or app on your mobile and search for something, then you will find plenty of video related to your search. In this technical era the use of smart phones have increased extensively. People like watching video tutorials more in comparison to reading a book.

YouTube has been ranked in 2nd position by Alexa. So YouTube is the second most popular site in the world. Youtube has millions of users worldwide and people spend hours and hours viewing videos here. 

Creating a video now a days has become cheaper as there are many apps, websites and tools through which you can create a stunning video in a few minutes for free. And promoting your brand or service through YouTube can be done for free. Hence advertising on this platform is really a good solution. Just create a channel and start uploading videos. All all the video formats are supported for uploading on YouTube.

This was all about YouTube website. 

Create a Youtube channel

Now  let's learn what is a YouTube channel? 


A YouTube channel is similar to your YouTube account. A person who has an account with YouTube can create a channel very easily in a few minutes and start uploading videos. The channel serves as a homepage for the user's account.


Steps to create a YouTube channel :-

1) Go to the YouTube website www.youtube.com

2) Click on the sign in option at the top right hand corner of the screen.

3) Now login with your Google account or sign-up if you don't have an account
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4) Click on settings(gear icon) at the top right.

5) Now you will see a link to Create a channel.

6) Next you need to choose if you want to create a personal channel or business named channel.

7) Now add your brand name and click on create.

Your YouTube channel is now ready...


Youtube Channel

How to upload video on YouTube channel ?

Uploading a video on YouTube is easiest through a smart phone which has a YouTube app installed in it. The steps are:

1) Login to Youtube through your Google account and choose your channel.

2) Now, click on the video icon on the top  and choose the video from your phone's gallery.

3) Apply optional enhancements and click on Next.

4) Add the video title, description and adjust the privacy settings.

5) Click on Upload.

Once uploading is complete your video will be live in the web.
 
Steps to Upload videos through computer:

1) Open YouTube page on your browser.

2) Login to your account.

3) Click upload at the top of the web page.

4) Select Upload video.

5) Choose video privacy settings before uploading a video.

6) Choose the video that you want to upload from your system.

7) You can edit the basic information while the video is getting uploaded.

8) Click on Publish to finish uploading the video.


So this was how you can create a channel and upload a video on YouTube. Hope this helps you out.

Kindly share your comments below.


Payment Gateway Providers


What is a Payment gateway ?


A payment gateway is a service provided by an e-commerce website to collect payments from its customers through credit, debit cards or other internet banking options. A payment gateway plays an important role in e-commerce transactions authorizing payment between merchant and consumer
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A good payment gateway is very essential for an e-commerce website. A payment gateway helps in building the trust of an e-commerce website. So before choosing a payment gateway you need to do a little bit research about it. Otherwise you might tend to lose your hard earned money.

It's very necessary to setup your payment gateway properly because improper configuration may lead to payment drops and due to this you may loose lots of customers. Ultimately this might lead to a significant downfall in the sales of your e-commerce website. So choosing a genuine and trustworthy payment gateway is very important.


The list of some of the best payment gateways are as follows:


1) Authorize.net

2) PayPal

3) 2Checkout

4) Skrill

5) Stripe

6) Amazon payments

7) CCAvenue

8) Intamozo

7) PayTm

8) Payu

9) CitrusPay

10) EBS

Things to be kept in mind before choosing a payment gateway for your business:


a)  The service charge of the gateway provider.

b) Do you need to have a merchant account for the gateway chosen.

c) Gateway's security and fraud policies.

d) Time taken for fund settlement.

e) Quality customer support.

f) Technical integration facility.

Now let me share with you how does a payment gateway work?


a) A customer clicks on submit order.

b) Then the order is transferred to the payment gateway by the merchant.

c) Transaction is then routed to the issuing bank for the transaction authentication. Here the customer needs to choose his preferred payment option and authenticate the transaction by providing the correct card or internet banking details.

d) If the transaction goes through successfully the payment gateway sends a message to the merchant. The bank transfers the money to the payment gateway and finally the gateway transfers the money to the merchant.

This was a simple and basic structure of how a payment gateway work. Hope this helps you out.

Kindly share your comments below.


Thursday, August 23, 2018

Set Up an Online Store


Online shopping is a new generation shopping through which a user can purchase products or services directly from the seller.

The user is allowed to navigate freely through the online store and choose range of products from any seller. Once the user selects a product he needs to make payment through any of the available methods. The product is shipped from the seller within a timeline after the payment is received.
The complete process is managed by the e-commerce site from purchase to shipment of the goods and services.

The online shopping has grown extensively since the last few years. People shop online mainly due to the flexibility to choose from a wide range of products and massive discounts.

An online store is a platform where you can sell your own products or services and earn money online. An online store allows you to reach a wider group of audiences. If you are planning to setup an online store and earn money then you need to keep a few points in mind.

Firstly let's learn the difference between a hosted and self-hosted e-commerce solutions. A hosted e-commerce solution in simple words is a store which is built on a rented space digitally over the internet. Whereas a self-hosted  solution means building a store and running it from your own platform or system. In self-hosted platform you are free to customize as per your needs. You can even do the customization in hosted platform but with limited access.

You can create a free online store as well but remember that there will be limited functionality and tools. However if you purchase a premium plan you get plenty of tools to build your store and give a professional look to it. Here I will share about few sites where you can create an online store :

1) WIX : Wix offers drag and drop feature for an online store creation. You can choose from a wide range of templates and themes. You can easily integrate payment gateways, secure checkouts, taxing and shipping features on your e-commerce site.

Steps:
a) Go to www.wix.com and sign-up to create a new account or login if you already have an account.
b) Choose a template and add your business name.
c) Click "My store" and "Manage your store".
d)  Now you can add products.
e) Select "Business setup" and add payments, shipping and store settings.
f) Next step is to Publish your site. And direct to your domain.

2) WEBNODE : Webnode is being used by almost 30 million users worldwide. Webnode offers a very user-friendly and flexible platform for setting up an online store in just a few minutes. Managing orders is very simple in Webnode and you can easily track the performance of your store by connecting to Google Analytics.
You can tryout the services of creating an online store from Webnode for free. Later on you can upgrade to a premium plan as it offers additional features.

Steps: 
1) Visit www.webnode.com
2) Click on Menu at the top right hand corner.
3) Click on Online store and then on Get Started.
4) Enter website name, email ID and password and click on Create an account
5) Then choose a template and click on choose.
6) Choose to setup your online store
7) After this step you will get the dashboard where you can customize the store's look and feel as per your requirements.

3) SHOPIFY: Shopify is a renowned online store building platform which offers many advantages like easy drag and drop facility, mobile friendly sites, Optimization and promoting of store etc. It's easy to build and manage a store online with Shopify.
There are also many additional tools provided by Shopify for enhancing your business like logo maker, QR code generator, business name generator.

You can visit www.shopify.in for more details.

Once your products are added to the store the other important job is to setup a payment gateway. Many online store builders provide option to sign-up for the payment gateway from within their site. If this option is not available you can integrate your own payment gateway. I will highlight a few authentic payment gateways and the process to sign-up in my next post.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Create Free Logo for your Website


First of all, What is a Logo?

A logo is a small graphic or symbol which serves as an identification for a business or website.
A logo is very important as it creates the first impression in the minds of your users. Many people remember the brand or the business from their logo.

Therefore a good logo is very necessary for a website or business. If you get a logo designed by a professional designer it will cost you a good amount of money but there are places from where you can get it for free.

The professional designers will take some time to design a logo for you but if you do it online, your logo will be ready in 2-3 minutes. Isn't it surprising friends ?
But let me assure you that it is the truth. In this post I will share the names of websites where you can create and download a logo absolutely free.




The websites where you can create a free logo are:

1) Freelogodesign.org

Through this site you can create a free logo for your website or business in just a few minutes. You just need to enter your business name and choose among the various designs. After doing this your logo will be prepared and sent to you through email instantly.

2) Logaster.com

Logaster allows you to create a quality logo by just providing your business name and slogan. After entering these your logo will be generated automatically and you can download it for free.

3) Onlinelogomaker.com

Onlinelogomaker is also a simple, powerful and fast platform to create an awesome logo in a few minutes. You can choose among the various fonts and templates for designing your logo. The logo will be downloaded in 300px for free. However if you want a high resolution logo then you can go for the premium pack.

4) Logocrisp.com

Logocrisp offers more than ten thousand designs for creating a logo. You just need to enter your company name and category. After providing these details you can choose from the widest range of logos which suits you business.
These are the places where you can get a free logo for your business. So go ahead and grab one now.

So, go ahead and create a beautiful and attractive professional looking logo for your business or website from the above sites.

Feel free to share your comments and valuable feedback.