Productive Social Media – Do What You Love and Get Paid for It, Thanks to Social Media

Forums, blogs, viral videos, podcasts, wikis–all these are forms of communication through which people share information and opinion for educational and entertainment purposes. However, some people have managed to make more out of these forms of social media. For people with enough foresight, they know that this is an opportunity for earning money while sharing what they know.Take a look at blogs. What started out as a simple online version of a personal diary led to an industry of its own. Popular blogs have turned into moneymaking machines thanks to ads and banners that generate income from clicks and impressions. Owners of these blogs are fortunate enough to be able to write about what they love while incurring a significant income from what they do.And how about viral videos? Because of the popularity of video-sharing sites, many people have been elevated to celebrity status even without appearing on TV. Internet celebrities are as well known as mainstream celebrities. They’re also earning money from their fame. Also, careers launched online before they are launched in a traditional manner are increasing in number, as illustrated by the number of bands releasing music in sites such as MySpace before a recording company sits up and pays attention.Forums and message boards flourish from sponsorships from major companies. If you are active in at least one major forum, surely you have noticed that frequent promos featuring commercial products and services are part of the layout of these message boards. Because of sponsors, form maintainers are able to keep membership free of charge. They even earn extra income on top of it all, too.If you’re interested in earning through one or two forms of social media, it’s still not too late to jump the bandwagon. As long as you have fresh ideas you can bring on the table, the market is never too saturated.

How to Launch a Product? – The Right Way

Launching a product with the right move can earn you a lot of money. If you want to launch a product, you must be really know how to get traffic when you first launch it.

Here is a tip for you to carry out your product launch campaign.

Do not provide free trials if you have no intention of building leads. Free trials was working in the early days but now, there’s a high chance that you will attract more free seekers than serious marketers who doesn’t want to make a successful business of themselves. I’m sure you do not want to have others to waste your time either by taking up valuable resources just because it’s free.

Furthermore, if you are running a membership site with an affiliate program built-in, it could cause unnecessary space shortage in your database. This is because with the existent of guaranteed signup sites around, one of your affiliate who happens to be freebie seekers would just get signups from these sites. Not only that these people are wasting their time to get signups, which wasn’t much of help to them, but they are also getting you a lot of untargeted people who had no idea what they are subscribing to. Thus, your affiliate or even you are not making any money from these people and this will result the launch of your product a full waste of your time

It may sound discouraging, however, if you really want to provide free trials before your launch a product, then it advisable that you to charge a small amount of price for a short trial. It can cost a dollar or two for the first week simply to sort those people out that are coming to you just because they can, and those that are coming to you because they’re serious.

In conclusion, launching products can be very profitable if you know how to do it right. However, if you are unfortunate or do not know how to launch it, it could result to a big loss to you or your business. When launching a product, make sure you have a specified date and time so that your customers will know when to come back to get the offer. Most importantly, make sure that you or someone will change the sales page on time. Customers are very keen to get new launch products as soon as possible, so if you do not change the sales page on time, you could have lost over 100-300 sales in just 1 hour.

Start a Local Community Consulting Business ( and 7 Easy Offers You Can Launch For for Under $100)

Online marketing is a BOOMING business.

But NOT for the types of people that most people think of as “online marketers”

That dentist down the street from you?

He either needs help building his blog – or managing his social media strategy – or building a relationship marketing campaign in his community NOW… or he’s going to need it soon.

That interior decorator – that dry cleaner or that dietician you see on late night local TV?

They ALL need you – even if they don’t know it yet.

The MOST under served niche in the online marketing universe is not folks trying to learn how to improve their AdSense click through rate.

Or people trying to learn how to build a better Squidoo lens.

Or folks who need help selling ClickBank products.

Is there a market for that sort of stuff?

Of course there is.

It’s also happens to unfortunately be the seedy, shady and shallow underbelly of the “learn online marketing” universe that the gimmicks and gadgets and goofy looking guru’s call home.

But it’s NOT where you want to be. (even if that’s where you find yourself “learning” most of the time)

I truly believe that being a local business consultant, or building a business around marketing services that cater to REAL world professionals – with real businesses and existing budgets is the absolute EASIEST way to build a viable, valuable and enduring business you can count on for years to come… as well as the BEST way to parlay your passion for LEARNING into perpetual piles of profit of profit at the very same time.

Take what you LOVE… and what you learn, and experiment with the businesses (and budgets) of others who pay you to play.

That’s the SECRET:-)

And there are more clients out there – right now – who GENUINELY need you – than you can count.

Start in YOUR community.

Look local.

And start with some of the ideas below.

- Create a hyper local authority site or professional niche directory ( – or a news/magazine/content that caters to your local community that can be used to demonstrate your expertise or enhance your influence)

It’s super duper easy to SELL services to professional people who see you as a thought leader or facilitator where you live… and if you build it, and the public like it – they WILL come)

- Be a crowd funding consultant. Crowdfunding is the new “black” for a whole new generation of fundraising professionals, buzz and brand builders, and all sorts of PASSION and purpose enlightened entrepreneurs who want to help people of purpose build awareness for their ideas) Here is a great way to launch a crowdfunding consulting business on a bootstrap budget… literally, you can build a self starter Kickstarter style campaigns for your clients campaigns for under $100.

- Amazon Book Promotion! Build buzz for authors. Target coaches, consultants, teachers, trainers, enlightened and entrepreneurs and the creative niches in your community.

There is a lot to be said (and HAS been said) that writing a book is the new business card for the next generation and you can help people modify their content into something powerful and persuasive on paper (and pixel) and build BUZZ for their brands!

- Become a product launch specialist if you are 30 or over… I challenge you to survey your friends and see how many of them have a product they’d LOVE to launch – a great idea they believe will change the world – a small knick nack – an app – a brick and mortar business… it matters NOT – I promise if you’ve got friends, you know people who have inspired ideas and who would love to quit their jobs and pursue them.

The truth?

If you can inspire people, if you are just a wee bit persuasive and passionate and can communicate that well with words, you can position yourself as a product launch specialist in your local community. (and using simple viral tools and technology that most “non marketers” have never heard of, impress your clients like a boss to boot..;-)

- Publish PROFILES of passion professionals in your local community.

You can accentuate and exponentially IMPROVE this approach when you add in the authority site ownership idea above – e.g. – you create the site – add listings – and as a premium offer you create “interview” style professional features on people who pay premium prices for featured focus on your site.

You can turn these into GREAT looking PDFs and presentations that your clients can and will post on their own sites, social media profiles and other prominent places to show off the attention and affection they command in the community.

Again… works GREAT if you own a high profile authority site, directory or niche asset in the local community -EASY money in the bank!

- Build a relationship marketing consulting business (you can charge BIG money doing simply by setting up email marketing campaigns for local professionals – help them figure out the technology (easy!) – install the forms on their blogs, etc – and then write the follow up messages)

I know a girl who charges $2000 + per client to install, configure and automate newsletter messages for medical professionals… and it’s work that anyone reading this right now can learn to do in an afternoon.

- Be a content marketing coach or consultant (there are so many fun, inspiring, engaging and incredibly exciting ways to turn your passion and purpose for content – and community – and communication into a “rock star” business opportunity it’s silly simple – check out some of the great examples here how others are doing it)

And of course there are still the boring but evergreen high paying offers like SEO, graphic and web design, blog building, lead generation, article marketing, basic “writing” offers (which I don’t really advise as you can do SO much more my re-positioning yourself as a content marketing specialist instead) and tons and tons more.

The truth is, if you are struggling to build an online business, it’s infinitely easier to help other people who are struggling themselves and DON’T know what you know, rather than trying to reinvent the wheel yourself.

The reason so many online marketing “gurus” turn to teaching rather than selling real stuff themselves?

Pretty obvious, right? It’s easier!

And if you provide REAL services, that offer real value and help advance people in the direction of their own dreams, you can earn amazing money doing work you love… 100% risk free as well.