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My Internet Journey

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I first discovered the ‘net way back in 1994. In those days, it was all dial-up connections and pages that took up to several minutes to load. Boy, we were a patient lot back then!

I guess I always knew the internet was going to become big for business, but no-one, I’m sure, could forecast the internet as we see it today. I, and most people I know, never dreamed that it would become so easy (and, some say, so hard in many ways) for ordinary folk like you and me to become online entrepreneurs and be running our own internet businesses.

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What is Total AV Antivirus, and Should You Install It?

Total AV Antivirus: Legit Software, or a Ransomware Scam?

No doubt you’ve heard of Total AV antivirus. In fact, I’m assuming you found this post after searching for information on Total AV in one form or another.

I recently downloaded and installed the program myself, after reading another post.

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Total AV review page. Free trial offer.

I use a MacBook computer, and although Apple computers are considered by many to be immune from computer viruses, I thought I should consider installing an antivirus program. After my experience, I decided I just had to write this Total AV antivirus review post.

 

I found Total AV by visiting this review site, and, as they seemed to be giving unbiased opinions, I took the reviewer’s word for it and decided to give it a try. Let me tell you how it went…

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Once I had installed Total AV things seemed well. The trial version offered everything that an antivirus program should, or it seemed to. Unfortunately, I quickly realised that once my trial expired I’d have to make the decision about whether or not to purchase a full version. Most antivirus software offers real-time protection and advanced features, even with their free versions. They rely on extra features and a personal-use-only clause to attract sales for their paid version. Not so with Total AV.

Once the trial expired I started detailed research on just how well it actually performed.

Given that the asking price was just $19, thanks to a “special offer” (I’m always suspicious of such deals) I have to say I didn’t really expect it to blow away the competition.

Now I’m in no way claiming to be anyone’s expert on assessing the efficiency of antivirus programs—or any other software for that matter. When I want to know technical details I’ll go to a true professional. In this case, I consulted the PC Mag website.

You can read the report there for yourself, but in a nutshell, Total AV fell far short of providing what you’d consider “good” protection. I decided not to go ahead and buy. And that’s when the problems started.

While I was doing all this checking around (you can’t rush these things) I still had Total AV’s free version operational on my system. It would do a scan a couple of times a day, and keep reminding me that I didn’t have real-time protection any more. I also noticed that my Mac was starting to freeze up, especially in real-time situations like chats etc. Total AV was also asking frequently for access to download “helper” programs. That’s when I decided to remove it. It turned out that it’s not easy to uninstall total av from your system.

In case you’re interested, there’s a video below that gives a well-informed review and appraisal of the Total AV software package.

Removing Total AV Antivirus

I found that I couldn’t even shut it down! I tried to dump it into Trash, but was informed that action couldn’t be performed because Total AV was still active. This is completely contrary to what the Total AV help page says.

After searching online, where I heard many horror stories of other suckers having to pay to have it removed, (doesn’t that make it ransomware?) and one forum contributor recommending a complete system reset, I decided to revisit an old friend. Back in my pre-Mac days, I had Malwarebytes installed on my old Windows 7 system. I thought I’d see if it could help me get rid of this squatter once and for all.

A quick scan, where Malwarebytes identified and quarantined several dodgy files, and my system was back to performing just like a Mac should. I’ve since deleted completely all remnants of this PUP from my system.

Finally, Total AV Uninstalled Completely

One thing that I did notice, as I visited site after site where Total AV was touted as the duck’s nuts as far as antivirus software is concerned, was just how much these “review” sites resemble each other. Some even have almost the exact same layout and similarly-worded writeups. It’s my guess that many sites out there have been set up by Total AV themselves purely to divert info seekers and push us into the Total AV squeeze pages.

As an affiliate marketer myself, I’m familiar with this tactic. It’s not how I choose to run my business, though.

Does this mean Total AV is a scam?

I’d stop short of calling it a scam. It does what it says, although not as efficiently as the blurb will suggest. But then, that’s advertising everywhere. It all comes back to the old adage: Caveat Emptor, or Buyer Beware.

So, long story short, my advice is to give this product a wide berth. There are lots of better applications out there. I’m not recommending anything in particular, but I might be adding a round-up of antivirus software applications to this site in future. Stay tuned.

Have you tried Total AV, or any similar product?

Do you have anything you’d like to add to the conversation?

Feel free to join in via the Comments Box below.

Thanks for visiting.

Your friend,

Thomas.          >

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MLM or Pyramid Scheme; What’s the Difference?

Multi-Level Marketing Business, or Pyramid Scheme?

How to Tell The Difference.

If you’ve been approached recently, out of the blue, by an old friend who “just happened” to think of you— and decided to share a “unique business opportunity” with you—you’re probably being groomed for investment in an MLM program. Especially if the word “Hun” appears somewhere in the message. (I’ll explain the meaning of this later, for those who are wondering…)

Like gender reveals, cute puppy/kitty photos, Mom’n’babe pics, and a heap of other stuff, mostly of questionable value, MLM offers are threatening to take over our social media networks.

It seems everyone is either involved in a network marketing, referral marketing, MLM, (or whatever else you might call it) scheme—or knows someone who is. They all claim to be earning big money. If not, they’re definitely on the brink of huge success. And, of course, they want to share it with you, their long-lost friend. And the first thing you need to know is:

What’s the difference between MLMs and Pyramid scams?What is a pyramid scheme image

There is a difference, but it’s very subtle. Pyramid schemes, as we all know, are illegal in most places. A pyramid scheme basically relies on recruitments for existing members to make money. Product sales are secondary, and then only as a means of extracting as much money as possible from new “investors”.

Many true pyramid schemes in the past actually didn’t have any tangible products. The “products” sold could be anything from “memberships” like in this scheme, to cheap-and-nasty cosmetics or cleaning products that were never intended to work; just to be “invested in” by new recruits.

MLMs, on the other hand, do have products to promote and sell. Sometimes their products are actually very good. (Amway, Tupperware etc) Sometimes the company actually wants to stay in business long-term and look after its distributors and customers.

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Mostly, though, MLMs fall somewhere in between. They have products, they promote and sell these products, but their main focus is on recruitment of new “distributors” (or whatever they choose to call them) The reasoning behind this is fairly simple. They know that the majority of new agents will fail. They know this because it’s a sad fact of the industry. No amount of enthusiasm; no training regime, will turn average John or Jane Doe’s into successful salespeople overnight. Yet that’s what they promise.

When you join an MLM you’ll be asked to buy a starter’s kit of some sort. This can run into hundreds, or in some cases even thousands, of dollars. Before you even start to promote the products you’ll be encouraged to recruit as many of your friends/acquaintances as possible. This is where they make their money. The statistics tell it all. This report, by the US Federal Trade Commission, shows that only around 1% or less (Yes, that’s one per cent) of participants in MLMs actually make any money. Most will Lose Money. This 1% is mostly the cohorts of investors who set up the schemes in the first place.

Compare that to the illegal pyramid schemes, where around 10% of participants make at least some money, and you see how dodgy the whole thing is. They raise the point in this FDC document that it makes even gambling look like a better investment practice!

MLMs aren’t new. They have been around for many years, in fact. The earliest examples would include companies like Tupperware (established in the 1940s) Amway (founded 1959—and has been under a cloud after being accused by the FTC of operating a pyramid scheme)

What’s worrying is the fact that most MLMs these days seem to be concentrating on recruitments at the expense of sales, as their marketing plan. If you’re approached by any MLM that mentions recruitment as a major earning factor, run a mile! As a contributor on a Quora blog that I read recently said: MLM = Moms Losing Money.

There’s even a SubReddit here that was set up to expose some of the worst offenders.

It was reading this that I first heard the term “Huns” for those trying to enlist distant relatives or friends into these schemes. Their messages often start with “Hey, Hun” or “Hey, Girl”. I’m not being sexist here, but the majority of those targeted are females—mostly stay-at-home Moms just trying to earn a little extra to get by. The MLM companies provide pre-written message templates for sending to old school friends and the like.

As an aside, I stumbled on this blog by Elle Beau (Obviously a nom-de-plume) while researching this article. Although it’s a lengthy series of posts, it is in segments, so you can read it in bite-sized chunks. She details what she went through after joining the Younique MLM scheme.

So How Can We Tell MLMs From Pyramid Scams?What is a pyramid scheme image

As I said earlier, the differences are subtle. In a nutshell though, if it seems like you’re going to be expected to recruit others to invest in order to make any money, it’s a Pyramid Scam. That’s just my opinion, of course, but it’s backed up by many other well-informed people world-wide.

My advice? Run a mile, before you get saddled with a mountain of merchandise you’ll probably never get rid of. The only thing you might get rid of (aside from many hundreds of dollars) is your friends!

So What’s the Alternative?

If you are serious about starting an online business, I suggest you read THIS POST, where I discuss several online opportunities. One of them might be just what you’re looking for.

Trust me, there are many ways to work from home these days without selling your soul to a Multi-Level Marketing company. Read the post for yourself.

Have you, or anyone you know, had any experience with an MLM scheme? Do you have anything you’d like to add to the conversation?

Feel free to join in via the Comments Box below. I’d love to hear from you.

Thanks for visiting.

Let me guide you and help you avoid online scams.
The Busy Bee

 

Your Friend,

Thomas.          .

Fake ClickBank Earnings

How to Fake Earnings on ClickBank

Yes, you read that correctly! I’m going to share a video that shows you just how easy it can be to create bogus affiliate earnings. And you can do it in minutes.

How many times have you seen a promotion for a super-cool new affiliate marketing technique that’s almost guaranteed to make you big bucks overnight?

And as part of the promo blurb, there is a screenshot of someone’s “earnings” from this system that they’re trying to sell you proving that it really works!

 


 

This post is going to be very short, and you’re unlikely to find it in Google search. That’s because I’ll be checking the “no-index” box. I don’t want Google to see it, because they might think I’m seriously advocating faking affiliate earnings.


So there, you see just how easy it is to do. Not that I’d be recommending that you try this.
I shared this video, created by one of Wealthy Affiliate’s leading trainers, to show that you can’t believe everything you see on the ‘net.
While you’re here, please feel free to browse the articles on this site. I hope you find something of interest.
Thanks for visiting.
Thomas.         >

Fictionary Story Editor Review

Fictionary Story Teller: Write the Best Version of Your Story!

 

Here’s a brilliant tool that’s been around for a couple of years or more, but that I discovered only recently.

I’ve been taking a break from my affiliate marketing business lately, to concentrate on a novel that’s been fermenting in me for ages. I had started work on The Kincaid Saga over two years ago but hadn’t made much progress.

I’d finished the first draft and was half-way through a combined Story Edit (where I get my ducks in a row and start fine-tuning scenes and characters) and Line Edit, (grammar, POV, word repeats, etc etc) when I discovered Fictionary.

Just to be clear: I mean the story-editing software, not the word game.

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grammarly instant grammar checker. imageI had been using Grammarly as a grammar checker for my posts and other copywriting gigs, though I’d recently swapped over to Pro Writing Aid. They’re both great tools. I just found PWA to be a bit more comprehensive—not to mention quite a bit cheaper.

 

This link will take you to a post where I compare Grammarly and Pro Writing Aid, along with other similar tools. (The link will open in a new tab so you can easily come back here afterwards. Otherwise, keep on reading)

 

BTW: The creators of Pro Writing Aid and Fictionary Story Teller are currently offering a discounted package deal on the two apps. I’ll give you all the details further on in this post.

Please note: At the time of writing, Fictionary doesn’t have an affiliate program, so there’s no financial benefit to me if you choose to subscribe. However, I have managed to negotiate a discount for you, just for visiting and (hopefully) subscribing to My-Buzz.com.

I really, really wish I’d found Fictionary at least six months sooner. The time it would have saved me and the ease with which I could have fixed some especially tricky issues would be well worth the subscription cost. Let me show you something of how it works.

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What is the Best Online Grammar Checker?

Grammar Checking Software; Which is Best?

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Good Writing Requires a Good Grammar Editor.

Do you write for the web? If you do, you’ll probably have tried—or at least thought of trying—one of the many grammar checkers out there. For a long time, the few grammar editing tools available were pretty basic. Recently though, we’ve been blessed with a plethora of grammar checkers; some of which are extremely easy to use, some that are very accurate, a couple that are both; and some that, sadly, fail to deliver the goods.

So which grammar checker ticks all the boxes—and which are the ones you should avoid?

In this detailed review, I’ll be looking at six individual tools, including the top four grammar checkers, that promise to solve our self-editing issues and give us all the best chance of turning out our best work, every time.

Just one thing I need to emphasise though: Using a grammar checker will not mean you never need to use an editor again. On the contrary, a human editor is as essential as ever, if we hope to produce well-written copy consistently.

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Grammarly Review

Is Grammarly the Best Online Grammar Checker?

Is it Worth Paying for Grammarly Premium, or Should We Just Use The Free Version?

In this Grammarly Review, I’ll be addressing these issues and more – as well as covering just how an efficient grammar checker can help with your writing.grammarly review image

Most of us have heard about Grammarly; many of you may be wondering whether it’s worth buying Premium, or whether we should just stick with the free version.

One thing I can tell you is that if we want to be taken seriously as content creators, we need to write well-structured articles. Spelling and grammatical errors do not belong in our work.

This applies not only to online copywriters and bloggers but actually to anyone who writes for the public. (Especially authors, but that’s another issue altogether)

I’ve been using Grammarly Free for quite some time now, and I can tell you I’ve been delighted with just how efficiently it not only picks up my typos and grammar faux-pas but actually shows me what’s wrong – and explains why. When I decided to seriously consider upgrading to Grammarly Premium, I figured I might as well turn my research into a blog post.

After using it for around four years, I can attest that Grammarly is the best free grammar checker for proofreading on the fly. If you’ve been following this website you’ll know that in addition to my online work I’m also an author. Two tools that I couldn’t be without as an author are Scrivener and Grammarly. (Scrivener I’ll cover in another post.)

So What is Grammarly, and How Does it Work?

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The Best Online Business in the World.

Welcome to my website. I’m glad you stopped by.

Yes, this is where you can qualify for a FREE, ready-made, and SEO optimized affiliate website valued at around $500.00! But first . . .

May I ask you a Question? (or two)

Have you ever thought about setting up an online business? Would you like to know how you can start from scratch and build a part-time or full-time income with no experience, and little outlay?

It may sound too good to be true, but if you can spare me a few minutes of your time I’ll explain how you can make it happen.

My name is Thomas Greenbank. I’m an online entrepreneur. (That’s a fancy way of saying I make money online) Although I live in Australia, my business is global. What do I do? I’m what’s known as an Affiliate Marketer.

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10+ Freelance Writing Jobs For Beginners

10+ Freelance Writing Jobs for Beginners

So you’d like to earn money online as a writer.become a freelance writer

Maybe you’ve had some writing experience, maybe you’ve already earned some money from your writing, or maybe you’re just an ambitious amateur.

Whatever group you fall into, I’m sure you’ll find some useful information in this post.

Working as a freelance writer can be a great way to earn a little extra money. With the right information and resources, it can generate a full-time income for the right person. If you enjoy writing, you can often find ways to turn your passion into a means of earning cold hard cash.

The biggest challenge when first getting started as a freelance writer is sourcing legitimate and well-paying places to find work. There are lots of Content Mills online that are happy to hook you up with potential employers, but many pay you peanuts for your efforts.

Some websites will offer you writing work that pays on a revenue-sharing model. You might be paid a few cents every time someone reads your piece or clicks on a link within the article. There are others that pay per word, or some that pay a set fee for a certain type and size of article.

The bad news is; until you’re an established writer you’ll probably have to use these types of lower-paying websites to get established.

The good news, however, is that if you choose well, these lower-paying sites can become the springboard to a lucrative writing career.

10 Freelance Writing Jobs for Beginners. (Plus one, as a bonus)

I’ve put together this list of writing websites that pay reasonably well, are well regarded, and may be perfect for you.

iWriter:

iWriter will pay you a fixed rate for any article you supply to them, depending on the length and your experience.

Starting rates will be less than 1 cent per word, but this increases as your rating improves. Your published articles will be graded, and once you reach a 4-star rating your rates will double. When you reach 4.5 stars they will triple. (From the starting rate) At the Elite level, you can earn up to $80.00 for a five hundred word article.

Once you register with the website, you’ll be asked to submit two samples of your writing and research skills. If accepted, you’ll then be able to apply for specific tasks.

Clients on iWriter will be asked to approve your article. If they reject it, you don’t get paid. Generally though, if they aren’t happy you’ll simply be asked to do a rewrite.

Textbroker:

Textbroker works in a similar way to iWriter. One drawback for many of you will be the fact that they only employ writers from within the US.

Their rates start at .7 of a cent per word and range up to 5 cents per word.

Application and qualifying procedures are also similar, as is their star-rating system.

Depending on your typing speed and skills you can expect to earn between $5 and $15 per hour working with Textbroker.

When you start writing for Textbroker, you will be on probation and your work will be vetted by their team of professionals. This is a good thing, as when just starting out as a content writer any professional help you can get will be most valuable.

earn money online typingThere are other, similar sites to these, offering similar conditions and pay rates.

Working for content mills such as these is a good way to get started as a content writer, but don’t expect to be able to earn a good income from them; at least not at first. If you can live with the lower rates and accept that it’s just a temporary situation, while focusing on your long-term goals, content mills like these may give you the experience and confidence you need to kick-start your writing career.

Puckitz:

Puckitz works in a slightly different way. Your content actually remains your intellectual property and is ‘rented’ by Puckitz. You’re free to remove the posts you’ve written from their website and publish it on your own site, so long as you notify them and give them time to remove it from their lists.

Generally, they are a little more demanding regarding work quality, so are more suitable for experienced writers. You’ll probably be asked to contribute posts within a particular niche.

Pay rates are in the vicinity of 50 cents per month for an article of 500 words or more.

Tuts+:

If you happen to be an expert at coding, web design, web development or creating apps, games or logos Tuts+ may be right for you. They do pay fairly well: from $50 for quick tips to $250 for full-length tutorials. Some of their projects fall into the category on UX Writing.

You can apply through their official “Write for Us” page. Tuts+ is a relatively high-profile site, so you will be expected to have some experience in your niche to be considered!

Listverse:earn money as a freelance writer

Listverse focuses on all types of top-10 lists. Things such as Top 10 Sinister Conspiracy Theories About Hillary Clinton, or Top 10 Insane Elvis-Is-Alive Theories. Submit an interesting list that’s at least 1500 words long, and you could earn $100 via PayPal.

Worldstart:

Are you something of a wiz with computers and technology? Do you know the best Microsoft Office tips and Windows 8 tricks?

You can share practical tips for technology on Worldstart and earn from $25 to $50 per article. They publish articles on the blog and in daily and monthly newsletters.

Writing Op-Ed Pieces:

What’s that? Well may you ask. Op-Ed means Opinion/Editorial comments. Sort of like Letters to the Editor, but on a higher level and for a fee. You’ll need to be prepared to compete with professional journalists or writers in this field, but if you can come up with a unique and topical article you could be on a winner. Many respected publications will accept Op-Ed articles. Try sending your article or synopsis to any newspaper or magazine that you feel your article might be a good fit for. Contact them first though, and don’t be fooled into sending it to a generic email like ‘editor@XXX.com’ or similar. These are usually what’s known in the industry as ‘Black Holes’. Submissions sent there will rarely be read by anyone who counts.

FlexJobs:

There’s one big difference between FlexJobs and the other income sources I’ve mentioned so far: FlexJobs is a paid service.

For a monthly membership of $14.95, Flexjobs can match you with high-paying professional income sources worldwide. You can complete up to 50 in-house skills tests to establish your particular strengths. If your score in any of these skills tests is over 70, their clients can see them to help choose potential employees. This can definitely help you get the job.

If you’re a beginner, though, I wouldn’t recommend FlexJobs, as their expectations and standards are pretty high. If you think you have the skills, though, it just might be right for you.

Another paid source is:

Freelancer.com:

Freelancer does offer a free trial membership, with restrictions, so you can get the feel of their platform before you invest any money.

Generally, their rates are better than the cheaper content mills mentioned above. On the downside, though, there’s more competition from other writers.

You have the option to list your work experience, and also take certification exams on their platform before you throw your hat into the ring and start bidding for jobs.

The main difference with Freelancer.com is that you search for jobs you might be interested in and bid on them. Potential employers will take your bid into account, as well as your experience and qualifications. As a new writer, you may find it difficult to get accepted until you start to gather some reviews of your work. Of course, the bidding system does tend to force the price down.

The free membership only gives you the ability to bid on a handful of jobs, but you can sign up for one month full membership for free. Just be sure that, if you don’t find it suitable, you cancel well before the renewal date.

With full membership, which costs $10.95 pm, you can bid on 100 jobs per month. There are upsells as well.

Fiverr.com:

Visit the Fiverr website here.

With Fiverr.com, you basically set up your own freelance writer’s shop.

You specify what types of work you are interested in doing, as well as the sort of rates you’ll be willing to work for. You can set up your storefront in around 15 or 20 minutes.

Fiverr is free to join, but they will take 20% commission from every job negotiated through their website. When starting out, this may be a better proposition than a flat membership fee that you pay regardless of whether you get work or not. The extra 20% is just something you need to factor into your pricing.

As with all online freelance writing platforms, Fiverr can be very competitive, especially before you build your review ratings. You’ll probably have to work for around one or two cents per word to start, in order to get work. (and hopefully, good reviews)

When you first get started on Fiverr, you’re limited to only offering one service. As time goes on you can offer upsells, different service levels and service bundles. You can set your own prices and conditions.

You’ll need to be comfortable with self-promotion, as Fiverr doesn’t offer this. Pinterest, Instagram, even FaceBook can all be used here. You may have to spend a few dollars on promoting your posts/pins also, until you get established.

Generally, the long-term proposition with Fiverr is a little better, provided you work at building your brand successfully.

Your Own Website:website design

If you’re serious about working as a freelance writer and building your own online business, then starting your own Freelance Writing Website should definitely be on your to-do list. Having your own web presence is essential if you want to be seen as a serious writer. A website of your own offers many extra options in addition to simply writing content for other businesses.

Whether you find work through Fiverr, Freelancer.com, FlexJobs, or any of the above services, you’ll be seen as being so much more professional if you have your own professionally created website. That’s not to say you’ll have to employ someone to do this for you. Website design and creation is something that most people can learn these days quite easily.

(More on this below)

you can earn money online as a writerOnce your site is established, and you begin to gain a following, you can then become a true freelance writer. You promote your own business, you set your own fees, and best of all you keep all the money you earn for yourself. As an independent freelancer, working with your own private clients, you can earn much more than you ever will with a content mill or similar operation.

If this sounds intimidating, be assured it’s really much easier than you might think.

In addition, when you’re running your own website and offering your writing services, you’ll never have to worry about the possibility of the company you’re writing for going out of business or shutting down your account. Sadly, even well-established freelance writers sometimes find themselves facing suspension from various platforms for one reason or another. When you run your own online business, you can rest assured knowing that your income is safe so long as you continue providing good customer service.

Once you create your own Freelance Writing Business, you’re in effect employing yourself. Isn’t that so much better than relying on someone else’s business to supply you with work or contacts? (Contacts that you may be prevented from having any direct association with and whom you could be locked out of contact with at any time)

earn money writingMany freelance writers create their own online businesses and go on to earn well into the six-figure range per year; Not just by selling their writing services to clients online, but by actually writing articles that create sales and bring in good returns direct to their own business.

So there’s my list of 10 Freelance Writing Jobs for Beginners.

It’s now up to you to take the plunge and get started. The very first thing you need to do is learn how to create a website; a website that can effectively sell your services and showcase examples of your work, while also producing income on its own merits.

So, How Can You Get Started with Your Own Freelance Writing Business?

If you’re ready to take the next step and learn how to create your own website where you can show the world what you have to offer, take a moment to check out my top recommended resource.

This organisation was set up as a training group for affiliate marketing, but that’s not all you can do within their platform. As a writer, you’ll already have most of the skills required to become an affiliate marketer if you choose to go that way.

What they also provide, is possibly the best (and fastest) hosting service in the world. You can learn how to build your own website, how to optimise it so it shows in search results, and how to market yourself as a freelance writer. All within the one platform.

You’ll be invited to sign up for a free account. (You don’t need a credit card or to provide anything more than a username and an email address) Once inside, you can get started on the first step to building your business. After a ten-day trial period, you’ll be offered an upgrade to Premium. It’s not compulsory though, and you can remain a free member if you wish.

You’ll be able to build a website as part of the free training provided. This site will be yours to keep, even if you don’t choose to upgrade to the Premium level. Sound too good to be true? Check it out and see for yourself.

Once inside you can learn exactly how to build and market your new freelance writing website so you can get started on the path to acquiring clients and making money as soon as possible.

Ready to Start Your Own Freelancing Business?

Learn how to build your own lucrative online business as a writer

I joined Wealthy Affiliate in 2016 with zero marketing experience & within a few months, I had a website built that was driving traffic & sales daily.
 Wealthy Affiliate is a group that was set up to assist people like you and me to become successful online. It’s the real deal, and it works. Come on in, and I’ll show you how to actually start making money as a Freelancer.

I’ll look forward to seeing you on the inside.

Thomas G.          .

8 of the Best Keyword Research Tools for 2020

Looking for a Good Keyword Research Tool?

Look no further. I’ve compiled a list of eight tried and tested keyword tools for you right here.

 

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Keyword Research is Absolutely Essential.

Keyword research has to be possibly the single most important aspect of successful internet marketing. Unless we get the keyword research sorted before we even begin to write, we’re going to be behind the eight-ball from the start.

 

If you’re new to internet marketing, I suggest you read this post first. In it, I discuss and explain just what a keyword tool is, and why you should be using one.

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Nokia Flip Phone Review

Nokia 2720 Flip Phone; Back to the Future?

Nokia’s Flip Phone is Back!

I don’t usually post reviews on phones or similar electronic devices. I recently heard the news about Nokia’s newest offerings, however, and couldn’t help adding my voice to the crowd.

(Maybe it’s because I still have fond memories of my first Nokia flip phone several years ago) Read more

What is the Google Sandbox?

Is the Google Sandbox Real, or is it a Myth?

 

If you’ve been involved in internet marketing, especially affiliate marketing, you’ll likely have heard someone talking or posting about the Google Sandbox.

What is Google’s Sandbox?

I’m so glad you asked!Google's sandbox, is it a myth?

When you build a new website, one of your main objectives will be to get your site ranked in the SERPs.

(SERP is an acronym for Search Engine Results Page, and refers to the results shown when you do an internet search)

Everyone knows that a new website will not show up in these results for some time. How long it really takes will depend on a whole heap of things, from the amount of competition in your particular niche to the quality and information value of your articles and loads more.

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Make Money With Etsy AU

How Can You Make Money From Etsy?

(This is the Australian Version of this post)

Unless you’ve been living under the proverbial rock, you’ve probably heard of Etsy. Maybe you have visited and bought from the Etsy website. However, do you know how to Earn Money on Etsy?

For the uninitiated, Etsy is an online e-commerce platform where sellers can offer unique, hand-made, or vintage goods for sale. The emphasis is on the uniqueness of individual items. (Etsy’s definition of “vintage” is anything over 20 years old.)

make money selling on etsy
.         You Can Make Money Selling on Etsy

If you visit the Etsy website you’ll be able to browse through literally hundreds of categories and thousands of items from hand-made jewellery and clothing, ceramic goods, digital products, to antique or vintage furniture and loads more. If you have a hobby or pastime which involves creating anything chances are you will be able to sell those goods on Etsy.

Please note: I’m not an affiliate for Etsy. This article was written solely for informational purposes.

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Make Money With Etsy UK

How Can You Make Money From Etsy?

(This is the UK Version of this post)

Unless you’ve been living under the proverbial rock, you’ve probably heard of Etsy. Maybe you have visited and bought from the Etsy website. However, do you know how to Earn Money on Etsy?

For the uninitiated, Etsy is an online e-commerce platform where sellers can offer unique, hand-made, or vintage goods for sale. The emphasis is on the uniqueness of individual items. (Etsy’s definition of “vintage” is anything over 20 years old.)

 

make money selling on etsy
.                 You Can Make Money Selling on Etsy

If you visit the Etsy website you’ll be able to browse through literally hundreds of categories and thousands of items from hand-made jewellery and clothing, ceramic goods, digital products, to antique or vintage furniture and loads more. If you have a hobby or pastime which involves creating anything chances are you will be able to sell those goods on Etsy.

Please note: I’m not an affiliate for Etsy. This article was written solely for informational purposes.

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Make Money With Etsy NZ

How Can You Make Money From Etsy?

(This is the NZ version of this post)

Unless you’ve been living under the proverbial rock, you’ve probably heard of Etsy. Maybe you have visited and bought from the Etsy website. However, do you know how to Earn Money on Etsy?

For the uninitiated, Etsy is an online e-commerce platform where sellers can offer unique, hand-made, or vintage goods for sale. The emphasis is on the uniqueness of individual items. (Etsy’s definition of “vintage” is anything over 20 years old.)

make money selling on etsy
.              You Can Make Money Selling on Etsy

If you visit the Etsy website you’ll be able to browse through literally hundreds of categories and thousands of items from hand-made jewellery and clothing, ceramic goods, digital products, to antique or vintage furniture and loads more. If you have a hobby or pastime which involves creating anything chances are you will be able to sell those goods on Etsy.

Please note: I’m not an affiliate for Etsy. This article was written solely for informational purposes.

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Make Money With Etsy

How Can You Make Money From Etsy?

Unless you’ve been living under the proverbial rock, you’ve probably heard of Etsy. Maybe you have visited and bought from the Etsy website. However, do you know how to Earn Money on Etsy?

For the uninitiated, Etsy is an online e-commerce platform where sellers can offer unique, hand-made, or vintage goods for sale. The emphasis is on the uniqueness of individual items. (Etsy’s definition of “vintage” is anything over 20 years old.)

make money selling on etsy
.             You Can Make Money Selling on Etsy

If you visit the Etsy website you’ll be able to browse through literally hundreds of categories and thousands of items from hand-made jewelry and clothing, ceramic goods, digital products, to antique or vintage furniture and loads more. If you have a hobby or pastime which involves creating anything chances are you will be able to sell those goods on Etsy.

Please note: I’m not an affiliate for Etsy. This article was written solely for informational purposes.

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10 Ways to Start a Small Business Online NZ

Would you like to know how to create your own online business?

 

Even better, what if I said you can do it virtually for free?

(This is the NZ version of this post)

These days, it seems almost everybody is either doing business online or knows of someone who is. Having your own online business is something many aspire to, but without the right information and advice few will turn it into reality.

The truth is, you can make money online.

There, I’ve said it!

You can start you own business online
Earn Money Online

The downside is that there is no such thing as a Free Lunch, so if you aspire to joining the ranks of those of us making a living (and sometimes a very good one) with just a computer and an internet connection, you’ll need to have a plan and be prepared to WORK at it! Ambition without action is just a dream, after all.

Become a Digital Nomad with your own Online Business
The Ultimate Laptop Lifestyle Can be Yours.

Yes, there are a million and one web pages out there that will promise you anything from Hundreds to Thousands of Dollars a week with very little effort (and just a small outlay, of course) but the only ones making a living from most of them would be the ones trying to get between you and your money.

As I say elsewhere on this site, if it seems too good to be true, it almost certainly is.

I’ve compiled a list of Ten Ways you can Start an Online Business

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10 Ways to Start an Online Business AU

Would you like to know how to start a small business online?

Even better, what if I said you can do it virtually for free?

(This is the Australian version of this post)

These days, it seems almost everybody is either doing business online or knows of someone who is. Having your own online business is something many aspire to, but without the right information and advice few will turn it into reality.

The truth is, you can make money online.

There, I’ve said it!

You can start you own business online
Earn Money Online

The downside is that there is no such thing as a Free Lunch, so if you aspire to joining the ranks of those of us making a living (and sometimes a very good one) with just a computer and an internet connection, you’ll need to have a plan and be prepared to WORK at it! Ambition without action is just a dream, after all.

Become a Digital Nomad with your own Online Business
The Ultimate Laptop Lifestyle Can be Yours.

Yes, there are a million and one web pages out there that will promise you anything from Hundreds to Thousands of Dollars a week with very little effort (and just a small outlay, of course) but the only ones making a living from most of them would be the ones trying to get between you and your money.

As I say elsewhere on this site, if it seems too good to be true, it almost certainly is.

I’ve compiled a list of Ten Ways you can Start an Online Business

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10 Ways to Start an Online Business

Would you like to know how to start a small business online?

Even better, what if I said you can do it virtually for free?

 

These days, it seems almost everybody is either doing business online or knows of someone who is. Having your own online business is something many aspire to, but without the right information and advice, few will turn it into reality.

The truth is, you can make money online.

There, I’ve said it!

You can start you own business online
Earn Money Online

The downside is that there is no such thing as a Free Lunch, so if you aspire to joining the ranks of those of us making a living (and sometimes a very good one) with just a computer and an internet connection, you’ll need to have a plan and be prepared to WORK at it! Ambition without action is just a dream, after all.

 

Become a Digital Nomad with your own Online Business
The Ultimate Laptop Lifestyle Can be Yours.

Yes, there are a million and one web pages out there that will promise you anything from Hundreds to Thousands of Dollars a week with very little effort (and just a small outlay, of course) but the only ones making a living from most of them would be the ones trying to get between you and your money.

As I say elsewhere on this site, if it seems too good to be true, it almost certainly is.

I’ve compiled a list of Ten Ways you can Start an Online Business

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bUnited Review. Is This a Scam?

What is bUnited, and Is This Legit, or Is It a Pyramid Scam?

I received the following message on my LinkedIn profile recently.

I just joined bUnited. You might also be interested.

bUnited has the power to make our world more sustainable. Not just greenwashing, real substantial changes.

And the great thing is that bUnited pays everyone to unite. Very innovative.

Just click and see for yourself. I love it! 

https://bUnited.com/invite/BDYX-7004/35/

 

Now if there’s one thing I’ve learnt from my time as an affiliate marketer and blogger, it’s summed up in one sentence. Believe Nothing, Trust No-one, Check Everything! (Actually, that’s three things, but you’ll get my drift) In fact, I even have a sign on the wall near my desk with the letters BTC in large, bold text.

Here’s the sign, I just snapped it with my iPad.

bunited review not a scam

 

Having never heard of bUnited before, and being the skeptical soul I am, I assumed it was some sort of scam. Nevertheless, I thought I’d check it out.

Before using the link, I googled bUnited and quickly found their webpage. Here it is if you want to take a look.

Is bUnited a scam? Actually, I don’t believe it is. Read on and I’ll tell you why.

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BuilderAll Review.

What is BuilderAll?

what is builderall review is builderall a scam

Is BuilderAll worth the money, or is it just another scam?

 

Okay, let’s cut to the chase. BuilderAll is NOT a scam. BuilderAll is a product/system designed to help anyone with setting up an online business. It does have its limitations, however, and in this unbiased BuilderAll review I’ll attempt to sort the wheat from the chaff and give you an honest appraisal of the BuilderAll Platform.

Should you invest in this system? Spend a few minutes reading this review now and arm yourself with the right information to make a much more informed decision.

Please Note: I’m not an affiliate of BuilderAll. I’m writing this review simply because it has always been my intention to offer useful information to my visitors or followers. I’m not going to sugar-coat this review. (Not that I’d do that anyway. I only recommend products or services that I know are good value.)

So let’s get started … Read more