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Old 16-10-2007, 8:25 PM   #1
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Although you do have to be careful and fully check out before handing over any money, there are some good opportunities in those "need extra cash" adverts. If you can discipline yourself to go out there whatever the weather then things like Kleeneze, Betterware and Avon are all good ways to earn yourself some extra money. These are reputable companies with a proven track record.
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Martin's email suggests that there is an initial fee for selling books on Amazon. In fact you pay NOTHING until your book is sold.
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Martin's email suggests that there is an initial fee for selling books on Amazon. In fact you pay NOTHING until your book is sold.
A related comment on amazon and affiliate programs in general. It is really, really tough trying to make it as an affiliate. So much depends on traffic and the search engines. To make minimum wage+ you really need to do it full-time, and you probably need to invest money to get quality traffic.
I've had a good little amazon affiliate site for almost ten years and its only made a couple of hundred dollars.
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A new kids modelling agency has been set up, the web address is http://www.modelkidsonline.co.uk
Instead of having to pay huge registration fees to be on the books, they just ask for 15 for 6 months on the website to help towards upkeep and promotional costs.
The owner used to work in a kids modelling agency and saw how many parents walked away when asked for 200 to join, so she has a tiny fee to help with the phone and the site upkeep in the hope more parents will allow their kids to take up modelling.
I have spoke to her partner Shamus, and he says that they regularly contact all the ad agencies who need child models and other companies. I asked him how much promotion goes on (natural sceptic) and he told me he makes 15 calls a day related to the agency, the rest is done by his partner, also called Sarah.
I am going to give it a try, who knows one of my little treasures may earn a few bucks towards their gap year travelling :-)He did ask if I mentioned this site, would I ask people to put Sarah in the promo code so they would know the parents came via word of mouth rather than an advert.
Hope this is useful, I cant wait for the day we can sell the kids on ebay ;-)
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After spending a fortune on "biz ops", get rich quick schemes/scams and wasting time trying to make affiliate programmes work... I found the best way to make a really decent second income is to create a simple info product like an 'eBook' on a subject that you know a little bit about. Create a simple 1-page website and promote it for free on the internet; forums, chat groups, social network sites, perhaps some advertising on Google and have affiliates selling your product for you.

I did this with a simple little ebook on 'travel' and ended up making more money than my regular job inside 12 months. I now have several of these little 1-page websites - each churning out several hundred pounds a month on complete autopilot. I work from home and about half as hard as I did in my job. Forget selling other peoples stuff or spending money on business opps - create your own stuff! It's got to be one of the easiest ways possible to make a good 2nd income. It takes a little bit of effort in the beginning (to create the ebooks etc) but the rewards are definitely, definitely worth it.
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I second Neilmk77's idea. It is something I have looked into and in the process of having a go at. Profits are better than wages, as somebody once said. I will keep working at the day job until I am making enough to pack up.

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Old 17-01-2008, 7:44 PM
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Soodie is absolutely right - be careful and be disciplined.

I joined Kleeneze last February and last year regularly earned an extra 300 - 400 every 28 days just doing catalogues. You can also team build and then your bonus goes up - There is a guy called Gavin Scott who earns 400,000 per year from this although he has been there 15 years - these incomes are real but not going to happen overnight.

My team last year did 25,000 for Kleeneze.

It works, it really does, but you need to work it too.

feel free to come back to this thread and I'll show you proof.

good luck everyone

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NeilMK - I've never heard of this ebook - how do you do it? can you direct me to a link or start up site?


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After spending a fortune on "biz ops", get rich quick schemes/scams and wasting time trying to make affiliate programmes work... I found the best way to make a really decent second income is to create a simple info product like an 'eBook' on a subject that you know a little bit about. Create a simple 1-page website and promote it for free on the internet; forums, chat groups, social network sites, perhaps some advertising on Google and have affiliates selling your product for you.

I did this with a simple little ebook on 'travel' and ended up making more money than my regular job inside 12 months. I now have several of these little 1-page websites - each churning out several hundred pounds a month on complete autopilot. I work from home and about half as hard as I did in my job. Forget selling other peoples stuff or spending money on business opps - create your own stuff! It's got to be one of the easiest ways possible to make a good 2nd income. It takes a little bit of effort in the beginning (to create the ebooks etc) but the rewards are definitely, definitely worth it.
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I'd relly love to write an e book and find out how they work as I've no idea! Please give me a shove in the right direction!
Thanks
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Hi

I would like to write an e book, pehaps recipes or something?? but where do you start and how do you do it?

Any help would be great.
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It's not going to make you a fortune, but if you don't like the idea of taking part in biomedical experiments, there are others which don't involve the use of drugs! Our local university's Experimental Psychology department has loads of postgrad students wanting your time, paid at around £10/hour (usually a one-off visit for up to an hour). It's also very interesting - I've taken part in studies on memory, language, cognitive function, interaction with food and alcohol etc. If you contact your local higher education institution they should be able to tell you whether they do that kind of thing.
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As soon as the economy starts to look... dodgy, people tend not to change jobs and this has caused a reduction in the availability of talent in some industry sectors.

To overcome this shortage of job-seekers, many recruitment agencies (including my own) pay a finder's fee to registered candidates who introduce a friend or colleague who is then successfully placed in a new job. The friend or colleague may not even be looking for a new job but wouldn't say no to a better offer. Fees vary depending on the the agency or job type probably starting around 150 but one recently offered 1000 - you won't make a living from it but it's a little 'beer' money. If you are registered with an agency, check their website or give them a call.

Be warned - if you do receive a finders fee, you are responsible for paying the taxman.

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I know I'm a bit late on the scene here, but I like the sound of these ebooks - only problem is I don't know how top go about it!
Can anyone enlighten on how to set one up & how to make money from them etc.

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Our local university's Experimental Psychology department has loads of postgrad students wanting your time, paid at around 10/hour (usually a one-off visit for up to an hour).
I think this is a great way of earning a few extra pounds, I sometimes go in for these experiments at the Experimental Psychology Dept. Its also really easy to sign up via their online webpage etc. Worth looking out for at local Universities!
Student loan: 450 + paid off (40.00 a month)
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Default Basic Guide To Ebooks

There's a few questions here about writing and selling eBooks, so I thought I drop y'all a few pointers and hints. I can't go into too much detail or this post would go on forever! Perhaps this site could have a section on "internet marketing" to cover this kind of thing?

Writing Your Ebook

Write your book in Word or OpenOffice.org and save as a "PDF" file. That's a format that can be opened on most computers. It's more or less the standard for this kind of thing.

What To Write About

Write about what you know, what you are interested in, or what you have some knowledge about. But there's another consideration - will people want to buy this? The kind of book that garners interest is something that imparts some insight about your choosen subject, so How To's and Tips format guides work well. For example, How To Improve Your Golf, How To Fish, How To Service Your Car etc. Top marketers will research what people want to know FIRST then write the guide to service that need.

Selling Your Ebook

You really only need a couple of things. A Domain (eg. www.whatever.com - domain names themselves are very valuable) and a host (somewhere to put your ebook on the web). You then create a website that is basically a one page advert about your book, with an order button. PayPal lets you create order buttons and accept payments for free, but they take a percentage cut. You can set the order button to go to another webpage once payment is completed, so you have a second page on your site that "delivers" the book, i.e. the customer gets to download it.

Marketing Your Site

Once you have a website that sells your ebook, you need to market it, or advertise it. This is a whole new can of worms! Tips include making sure your website gets listed in the search engines, buying ads from google (called Adwords), and visiting forums and blogs that are in the same subject area as your book and posting there.

If all goes well people who are interested in your subject will come across your site, like what they see, click the order button, and download the book. All automatically.

You don't even have to sell your book, you can give it away, but have links in your book that lead to sites where you get a commission. You can have affiliates yourself, who get a cut of the sale when they sell your book for you (try clickbank.com), and much more. You can even use print-on-demand services and have your book listed as a real world harcopy on amazon.

There is of course much, much more to this but that is a broad outline of the process. Use google and search for internet marketing etc and you'll find a whole new world if you're not already familiar with it
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Hi,

Building an affiliate business is one of the easiest ways to start a business online. You don't need your own products, you don't have to provide customer service, and in fact, you don't even need a website. If you want to earn real profits from an affiliate business though, then you need real strategies for getting traffic and earning profits.

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Another great way to earn extra cash is to become an health care assistant, which involves visiting the elderly in their homes preparing meals, chatting, shopping for them, perhaps taking them to the libarary,doctors or dare I say the bingo, just spending some time with them and maybe a bit of personal care but you can specify if you do not want to help with bathing etc.
Agencies are desperate to recruit new people you do not have to have any previous experiance as full training is given and you are also paid to take nvq exams in health care. I work a couple of hours a day and get an extra 200/250 per month which fits around my other work and raising a child.
Men are also needed for this type of work. It may not be an area you have considered before but it is actually great fun and not difficult. Check out your local paper or the lady magazine for agencies Saga, Bayada nurses, and Allied Healthcare all need extra people and you get great back up support from the office. Worth a thought !
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So far just 2 people trying promote their services on this thread.Yet another kleeneze and Wikaniko.
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There seem to be more and more sites in the UK to help you sell nowadays:
- Music Magpie - sell CDs and DVDs
- SpeedSell.com - sell Playstation, Nintendo and Xbox consoles and games (not Sega though, for some reason)
- MoPay and Envirofone - sell mobile phones.

I think there is one for jewelery as well but I haven't used it.
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