GDPR What Europe’s New Privacy Law Means for Affiliate Marketers

GDPR what does it mean for affiliate Marketer

What is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation is a law that gives European Citizens more control over their personal data that is collected by any businesses or services. It seeks to clarify the rules and responsibilities for online services with the European users. On the 25th of May 2018, it will replace the previous directive governing data protection passed in 1995. It has some dramatic changes to the existing convention including: 

  • It will unify the rules on how should companies handle the data of European Citizens.
  • An all in detail Expansion in the scope of what is understood to be personal data.
  • Identify and clarify the responsibilities and roles of those who control, manage and process the data.
  • Enforcement and streamlining the authority to one supervisor per member state. 
  • Information duty of notifying customers of a data breach within 72 hours. 
  • Greater penalties for non-compliance.

GDPR Rules and how it will affect Affiliate Marketing

Who is affected by the new GDPR Rule?

All Companies and Businesses of any size across Europe will need to comply with the new GDPR Rule. 

The General data protection rule (GDPR) will apply across all EU countries. The European Union Parliament passed the first set of rules in 2016 and this will be now taken over by the new GDPR Rule in May 2018. Each EU Member state will have its own supervising authority.  

Does this law apply only to companies based in the European Union?

No — it is not. It is a major game changer for the international news. Any Organisation that collects, manages, processes and stores data of European Citizens is affected by the GDPR.

It means it includes most major online businesses and services that collect, process, manages and stores data or personal information.

The GDPR sets new global standards for data protection. 

The GDPR is intended to set out the rules of how the personal data of European people/customers can be collected, stored and shared. This is to protect the European Customer and offering individuals more say over who holds their personal data and how it can be used. I believe it is a great way to protect the customer. 

General Data Protection Regulations A Short Explanation.

What is Personal data?

It is anything that can be used to identify a person directly or indirectly. That includes all the online tools like cookie information, email addresses, names, IP addresses of devices, IP addresses in general, bank details, emails, social media like Facebook, Twitter, Snap chat, Google Plus, Instagram, Reddit, Blogs, Pinterest,

According to the new GDPR if you are collecting, processing or storing applicable personal data from EU customers, you have to obey the new rules and must only obtain that data through an opt-in consent, contractual necessity, a legitimate interest, a public task, a vital interest, or a legal obligation.

Those are defined in a  frame within the regulations and the subject of the current discussion surrounding the applicability of any business or business models. 

GDPR what does it mean for affiliate Marketer

How will the GDPR affect Affiliate Marketers?

If the Affiliate Marketer is not located in the EU but sells and collects and stores personal data like ( like emails, membership details etc.) from European customers the GDPR will apply to the Affiliate Marketer.

The GDPR is affecting everyone including the affiliate Marketers with customers from Europe. It will be a challenge for some and it does not matter if you are in Europe or the US if you have European customers you need to comply. The deadline is approaching and it is time to get ready. 

Below are some key points and an overview of the potential GDPR implications for any affiliate marketing business. 

If you are running an Affiliate Business and you do collect the data from your customer you need to openly show and explain how the collected Data will be handled and stored.

Following the rules stated in the GDPR and update before 25th of May 2018 the Privacy Policies, Contact pages, Privacy Statements, and Cookie Policy. 

At the bottom of this blog is a video on how to install a GDPR Plugin and the settings. ,

Does this GDPR Rule affect Social Media? 

Many large online services and social media companies are updating their privacy policies and terms of service in order to prepare for the new legislation.

Facebook’s response is sure to be closely scrutinized by European regulators, given the company’s checkered past with regard to user data. The recent Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which millions of US voters had their Facebook data misappropriated by consultants working for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, is only the most recent mishap.(https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-facebook-is-responding-to-europes-new-gdpr-privacy-rules/)

Update 2018/2019

Now Google plus had a security breach and will close down in April 2019 the Social Platform

 Google+. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/feb/01/closure-google-plus-everything-you-need-to-know

Facebook had another breach November 3rd  2018

https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/private-messages-of-81-000-facebook-users-leaked-online-report-1942225

Facebook moves 1.5bn users out of reach of new European privacy law 

Facebook has moved more than 1.5 billion users out of reach of European privacy law, despite a promise from Mark Zuckerberg to apply the “spirit” of the legislation globally.

In a tweak to its terms and conditions, Facebook is shifting the responsibility for all users outside the US, Canada and the EU from its international HQ in Ireland to its main offices in California. It means that those users will now be on a site governed by US law rather than Irish law.

The move is due to come into effect shortly before the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in Europe on 25 May. Facebook is liable under GDPR for fines of up to 4% of its global turnover – around $1.6bn – if it breaks the new data protection rules.

The shift highlights the cautious phrasing Facebook has applied to its promises around GDPR. Earlier this month, when asked whether his company would promise GDPR protections to its users worldwide, Zuckerberg demurred. “We’re still nailing down details on this, but it should directionally be, in spirit, the whole thing,” he said.

Facebook told Reuters “we apply the same privacy protections everywhere, regardless of whether your agreement is with Facebook Inc or Facebook Ireland”. It said the change was only carried out “because EU law requires specific language” in mandated privacy notices, which US law does not.

In a statement to the Guardian, it added: “We have been clear that we are offering everyone who uses Facebook the same privacy protections, controls and settings, no matter where they live. These updates do not change that.”via Facebook moves 1.5bn users out of reach of new European privacy law

GDPR Rule for EuropeWhat affiliate marketers need to know about the GDPR 

Does the GDPR apply to affiliate marketers?

Yes, it does apply to all the affiliate marketers, unless you do not target the European market and you do not collect data or monitor the data of European Citizens.

Who falls under the GDPR?

  1. A Brand, a business, a business organisation,  all the huge multinational conglomerates, freelancers and one man sole traders that utilises a third party website to drive back sales to their own website to create sales the new GDPR will challenge this for Affiliate Marketers.
  2. It even applies to people who don’t make any money or sell things from collecting and using other peoples personal data ( bloggers personal or business blogs, )anything that captures and or monitors data about the people in the EU.
  3. With the new GDPR, the liability is extended to all organisations that touch the personal data. ( Affiliate marketers with Opt-in pages, an email list, membership sites, a.s.o.) 
  4. With the old set of GDPR rules, the main responsibility of data processing and the data regulation was the responsibility of the organisation that stored the data or the organisation that controlled the data. The new GDPR has changed that. Now in the chain of data collection, everyone is responsible and everyone who comes in contact with personal data needs to set out and inform the customers how the data is stored and managed.
  5. What does it mean in short

What it means is that Affiliate Marketers can be now held responsible for the data they collect from their opt-in subscribers.

In their privacy policies on their website must be updated and given an open statement on how the data of the subscriber will be used. A piece of good advice to all affiliate marketers protect yourself and your customers make it clear in your privacy policy. 

Below you find a few things an affiliate marketer should bear in mind when getting ready for the GDPR.

Following rules applies from 25th of May when the new GDPR comes in place. You are only allowed to store the customer’s data if

  • The person that subscribe to your online service, ( blog, e-book, membership etc.) have opted- in and has allowed you to use their personal data. 
  • In case you need the data to fulfil a contract with the person that provides it ( selling them goods or services).
  • If you have a legitimate and vital interest in the data information
  • You are legally obligated to use the data.
  • The data information will be used to perform a task in public interest.

I would say the first two points are more common for the standard of an Affiliate Marketer.

A video tutorial for the GDPR how to set it up on your website

GDPR vido by Marion Black Credit goes to Marion Black Ambassador at WA

 

What does the GDPR  really mean for the Affiliate Marketer?

This means in practice that any time you are asking or requesting personal information from a website user or customer in this case (European customer) they need to opt-in or give their consent to using their data.

As an Affiliate Marketer, you can not divide the website or the landing page into two parts, if you do have European customers you should follow the new GDPR Rules. 

When using a contact form or an opt-in form you will need to change the current one to apply to the GDPR rule. That means that if you collect data for marketing purposes as part of a sign-up, content download, landing page or squeeze page, etc. then you have to get permission from that person.

In case you use currently a contact form that has to be ticked to opt out or that is pre-ticked with opt-in permission, (default settings) then you will need to change it so that the default setting is opting out and that the customer has to opt-in instead. 

The exact same rule applies to people who email or give you their personal data or information in any other form of communication. With the new GDPR Law, you can only request that information if one of the bullet points above apply to it.

It is vital and important that you make it clear to your customers or visitors why you need their personal information and data. You also need to explain in general how to tell them what you will do with there information and how long it will be stored in your system.  

Social Media leaks how safe is it now How should an affiliate Marketer prepare for the GDPR?

As an Affiliate Marketer, you will have quite some things to do when you have to comply with the GDPR.

You need to update and inform new customers and old customers, on which basis you collect their data, why you are collecting it and how you will use it. 
An explanation of what purpose the data will be stored and used for and how you will protect the collected data. 

One more thing you have to inform is how long will be the data you collected to be stored on your site or in your system. 

What it means you need to update your privacy policy, your cookie policy to comply with the GDPR. 

The most challenge the affiliate marketers will face is to our marketing activities itself. Many successful affiliate marketers rely on direct marketing to boost sales and reach the customer through personal data collection on their site when subscribing, through contract sales or when opted in. 

Affiliate Companies will need to follow the GDPR 

Affiliate Companies operating as a business or business organisation have to implement adequate data management procedures, and protocols, as well as potentially enlist a Data Protection Officer (DPO) to make sure that the business is on a continued base complying and updating the new rules and regulations.

Any customer has the right to the request to be forgotten at any point, and the process of this request must be accurate and swift. It is essential that sensitive data has been kept up to date and accurate and not kept longer as necessary.

This means for an affiliate marketer and their websites to determine how long is “necessary” and permanent and regular housekeeping on their sites to cleanse their collected data accordingly.

 Google, Bing, Yahoo, Yandex and other Search Engines 

Google, Bing, Yahoo, Yandex and other search engines lost the right to publish data without any perceived responsibility or consideration to an individual. The request to be forgotten online like in Article 17: Right to erasure (‘right to be forgotten’) has always been a hot topic.

In an article in 2016 published by the Guardian reveals that  Data shows 95% of Google privacy requests are from citizens out to protect personal and private information – not criminals, politicians and public figures.

The new introduction of the GDPR is providing users even greater control over their data on how their data is acquired used stored and managed.

You as a consumer can see the benefits in this, but it is a challenge for any business and it limits companies on how to capture, use, manage and store the personal data of consumers.

A lack of the compliance with the GDPR rules by any website, business or service including affiliate marketing networks will result in trouble for everyone who has handled the data.

Read penalties https://www.eugdpr.org/key-changes.html

Good News for Affiliate Marketer 

As the GDPR will require a double opt-in, it also means quality and valuable content will increase your opt-in rate. Any good marketer will put the effort into the content and maximise the quality over quantity.

Good news for affiliate marketing networks as they should be working on quality content instead of quantity. The more attractive the content the better the adoption rate or the acceptance that a website will capture the personal data of any potential customer.

It will be a big wow and how like when the new cookie legislation was introduced. Everyone was expecting the change will have a big impact on marketing and the ability to personalise the content online for users. In reality, it went the opposite way as after an initial peak of interest, consumers got used to clicking the “I accept” pop up of any new websites they visited. 

Do we expect the similar action for the double opt-in measures? yes, we do. After the first period, people get used to it and it will go automatically. People adjusting fast. 

With technology playing a vital role in most things we will be facing exciting times. The GDPR puts the control back into the hands of the user and makes organisations aware and comply with stricter rules about handling and storing personal data. Non-compliance will result in large fines stipulated by the EU Commision. 

Checklist for Affiliate Marketers to comply with the GDPR

 • Re-think on how you collect, use and store the personal data on your site or system. What system and which part needs to be changed and upgraded to comply with the GDPR.

• Provide honestly and transparency to your customers ( including your website users or give your personal information for a freebie). Explain the legal basis of collecting their information. Provide accurate information on how their information is stored, shared,  managed and processed. Give an explanation of how their data is protected. 

• Do an update on your cookie policy, privacy policy and change your contact forms to comply with the GDPR rules, don’t forget to ensure that they are designed on an opt-in basis, not an opt-out basis. Make sure your Privacy Policies and Cookie Policies are visible and easy to access. 

• Use a different contact address so that users can contact you to request correction or deletion of their personal data. I recommend a different email or contact address so that this information will not land in spam or get overlooked by you or your staff. 

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• Inform the existing people from whom you already obtained their personal information about the new changes in the GDPR regulations. Depending on your autoresponder you might have to ask them to opt-in again to your mailing lists or marketing databases.

• Protect yourself and ensure that you’re taking all of the necessary steps to comply with the new GDPR regulations. A way to keep the stored personal data of your customers safe using device encryption, and not storing, processing, or transferring data of EU service users outside of the EEA other than to other territories that have their own laws that comply with the regulations.

• Assure yourself and double check with your affiliate scheme or network that they have their own GDPR regulations in place. The reason for this is when you pass on personal information data that you have collected to the scheme itself as part of running your affiliate business, the same rules apply at every stage of the process.

• Please remember that getting your affiliate marketing up to standard and comply with the GDPR regulations, is up to you. As you are part of collecting, storing, manage and process those personal information data. 

This article is intended as a basic guide to the GDPR for affiliate marketers and doesn’t take the place of professional legal advice.

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GDPR Penalties Short Version

 If you do not follow the GDPR rules for your European customers than you might face potentially stiff measures.

The worst case scenario is that a business that has not complied with the GDPR regulations can be fined up to Euro €20 million or four percent of their annual turnover, whichever is higher. 
I would say if you comply then the chances of being penalised are considered low, but if you deliberately or negligently fail to follow or comply with the GDPR regulations, or a serious data breach that could have prevented will compromise the integrity of your site or service user’s personal information data and rights -you might face penalisation. 

Last not least follow the rules of the new GDPR Regulation.  

As we deal with the world wide web, we do not know when our customer will be from Europe or any other state. 

It is best to update your Privacy policies, cookie policy as well as follow the GDPR rules for the contact and or opt-in form. It should be in our interest to protect our customers or website visitors.

It also helps us in our Authority standing and builds trust with the customers or subscribers. I believe it is a good measure to ensure that our personal information data is protected. The scandal about facebook leakage where 87 million personal user information data being collected and apparently used without permission just shows how vulnerable the digital world is. 

With technology playing a vital role in most things we will be facing exciting times. The GDPR puts the control back into the hands of the user and makes organisations aware and comply with stricter rules about handling and storing personal data. Non-compliance will result in large fines stipulated by the EU Commision. 

 Video Tutorial for the GDPR Rule how to set up correctly on your website

GDPR vido by Marion Black                    Credit goes to Marion Black Ambassador WA

None of the above should be construed as legal advice. Seek legal counsel if you believe your company may be impacted by the GDPR.

 What do you think about the GDPR and how would you say will it be impacting the Website owners, online businesses, online services and or organisations. 

I like to hear from you and how what do you think about the GDPR?

Please take the time read it carefully and update your Website. It is essential that you do this. As the security breach is getting more and more do you think that RSS might make a comeback again? Please share your thoughts, if you have problems with setting up your GDPR leave me a note I am happy to help.  

 Here is another blog about GDPR. written by VPN Geek Jack Foster

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Making Money Online Without Spending Money

 

 

 

Making Money Online Without Spending Money

Earn Money online without spending your dollars

 Make Money without investing your Dollars?

 

Earn Money online without spending your dollars

Would you believe that you actually can make money online without spending money? There are different options available but you are not able to make the big money like those fancy headlines promise. 

Fancy Headlines who promise you the world. 

Getting Rich Quick 

Make Money while you sleep,

Become a Millionaire,

Make $5000 a day 

The Best way to make money overnight,

I am sure you have seen them around on Social Media like YouTube, Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, Reddit, Pinterest, Instagram you name it the list is long.
It is a good business the make money online niche.

There is also a lot of competition out there and it is growing day by day.

I am sure you are wondering how can I  make money online without spending my dollars?  The answer is yes.

The range what is on the market is quite big, anyone who is new and even if you have experienced it can be confusing and overwhelming. 

Just to be assured in any way high or low ticket, when you commit yourself to earning money online, there is always an action and investment required. It is either money or time. There is no free money.

Unless you play the National Lottery and you are winning the Jackpot than you are lucky receiver of millions of dollars overnight.

Earn money the legitimate way

Talk about the Online Businesses where you can make money without spending dollars. 

1. Selling on eBay.com 
Items you have or from decluttering your office or house.
(Check e.Bay.com for your country)

Look for local selling apps like the carousel

2. Start with teaching languages if you are bilingual or do translation online.
#Fivrr.com
#Upwork
#Freelancer

3. If you are good at writing then write for

#Fivrr.com,

#Freelancer.com,

#I.writer.com,

#Upworks.com etc.

4. Online Surveys, 

#on surveymonkey.com,
#globaltestmarket.com,
#surveycompare.net

A personal note : ( I do not like them as they pay very little, and sometimes they reject your review that is time wasted. I also know people who are good at it. Not me )

5. Click Ads

Clicking on ads that last around 10seconds to 30 seconds. It is easy but also Time-consuming

6. Phone Apps for game testing, shopping rewards, watching movies, etc. 

#Slidejoy

Slidejoy lets you make money to check trending news and to unlock your lock screen! Slidejoy pays you in cash or rewards you in gift cards to have trending news and ads on your lock screen. Redeem cash rewards to your PayPal account or gift card rewards to your favourite retailers/brands. You can even donate the money you make from Slidejoy to give cash to charity! Make extra money online by downloading our free lock screen app today!

#Pact

( it is a great app if you want to lose weight or procrastinate with your exercise)

The PACT  is an unusual money-making App as it gets you to focus and stick to your exercise regime. So if you want to keep and stay fit, or want to lose weight this is a great app. What you do is you will sign up for the commitment you feel comfortable ( it is based on your food intake, and how often you plan to work out. )  Be aware as you have to pledge an amount you are willing to pay if you miss those goals.

Pact App how to make money without investing #Google Opinion Rewards,

You can make money answering survey questions on your smartphone with Google Opinion Rewards. This App is also known as Google Survey. This app is free and it does reward you for sharing your opinion. The App is working on iPhone and Android. The best way to make money is on iPhone.

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#Foap ( Photo App) 

Foap is a great app that turns your photos into cash. Upload your photo collection and sell it to well-known brands all over the world.

Foap how to make money without spending any money

# Ibotta (Ibotta cash savings rewards and coupons app)

You will find offers before you go shopping add the products for simple tasks. Then you go shopping at the selected store, ( participating stores)  buy the product and get your receipt.  Make a photo of the receipt and then match the items you bought the offers you selected and get cash.

Dosh Cash back app

Is a great app for money.  Dosh is the free cash back app that finds you $$ for shopping, dining out, and booking hotels and travel activities with more than 100,000 merchants and brands nationwide. Start getting paid for doing the things you already do. You can secure download the app and connect to your credit -debit card. If it finds one, Dosh automatically redeems the offer and converts it into cold, hard cash, then deposits it directly into your Dosh wallet. You don’t have to do a thing.

Hotels like Hilton, Marriott, The Ritz Carlton, The Hyatt, Holiday Inn, Sheraton,
Brands like Nike, Forever 21, Gap, 24 Fitness, National Geographic, Microsoft,
Walmart, Auto Zone, Macy’s, Barnes and Noble, The Home Depot,

only to mention a few…

  

There are so many apps available and please keep in mind, it might not cost you any money but it will cost you your time.

Don’t forget those apps are coming and going and those are never a long-term solution. The payout is also not so great for sure you can not make 4 figure with those apps. Unless you spent most of your day on those apps. 

All Apps are available on Google Play App Store https://play.google.com

“One of my Mentors said to me ones, Money is easy to recover but the time you will never recover. When this minute is gone it is gone.   No money in the world will buy you back the time you wasted. “

Time is money

Affiliate Marketing  A Long-Term Solution To Make Money 

I have to say one of the best ways to earn money in a long-term is still affiliate Marketing.

The best way to make Money is still Affiliate Marketing. It is not instant and it will need some time, but in the long term, it is a good way to earn money online. Especially for Newbies, it is a great way to start. There are many opportunities out there for Affiliate Marketing and it is performed more often than you think. I like Affiliate Marketing as it creates money and a residual and or passive income passive as well.

Read my blog about Affiliate Marketing where you can learn the step by step training. Get the free 7 Day Trial no credit card required. 

You can sign up and create your own website for free. 

 Affiliate Marketing and Multilevel Marketing. 

People make the mistake and think that Affiliate Marketing is Multilevel Marketing.
Multilevel Marketing or Pyramid Schemes have a bad name, but in reality, they are not bad, the person who invented that MLM was actually very clever and knew what they wanted.

Multilevel Marketing got his bad name as people who do not understand the system think that this system is cheating people out of commission. You must understand the system of Multilevel Marketing only then you are able to make money.  

You might not realize this but there are a lot of Multilevel Marketing Companies out there. Most of them are legitimate and earn a good income for a lot of stay at home moms and dads. 

Below I just name a few and I am sure you will know them…

#Avon,

#Herbalife,

#Tupperware,

#Doterra,

#Melaleuca,

#Advo Care,

#Amway Global knew as Quixtar,

#Forever living products,

#Juice Plus,

#Vector,

#Beach Body,

#Young Living,

#Nu Skin Enterprises,

#National Saftey Associates,

the list goes on and on,

(source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_multi-level_marketing_companies)

Well if you are thinking to make money with affiliate marketing than I can highly recommend you the number one program what is out there now. 

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Affiliate Marketing the other side you should know 

There are disadvantages with Affiliate Marketing compare to Multilevel Marketing is that you have to rely on your self. What that means is there is no team below you who makes the sales for you. Affiliate Marketing relies on you and that means you have to put in a certain amount of time each day to make the business successful.

Affiliate Companies do pay you for the recruitment of an individual,  but not for the money that person is making. 

Affiliate Marketing The Chocolate Side. 

sweet side of affiliate Marketing

 

I guess you know already the good points in affiliate Marketing outweighs the bad points. 

What are the advantages of Affiliate Marketing 

# no need to sell the products to family and friends 

#worldwide reach with your products

#no stock, no upfront costs

#you do not need to host a party to sell your products like with MLM ( Tupperware, Herbal Life etc.)

#There is no quota with Affiliate Marketing to qualify for earnings. There might be a minimum sales to qualify for a higher commission. 

# You can choose from different Vendors to offer your customer the best product. Different vendors have different prices for products. 

# You are your own boss, there is no one above you and pressures you for sales. The only one who pressures you is you to make a steady income and you will increase your income over time. 

#When your website matures, you will have more traffic and you make more sales as a result of continuous traffic.  The great advantage is you can scale your business according to your own pace.

When you start with Affiliate Marketing there is only one way to start it. 

From the start and walk through training. Yes, you can find all this training outside in google and on youtube. I do not argue with that. 

Consider that every training you need to research and look for it, go through video by video to find the right one. It is so much easier to have everything in one place. It saves a lot of time and nerves.

Believe me, I been there. 

looking for free trainingWhat you can not find outside is the Experience of around the 900.000 Member forum.

#The help and the sharing when you get stuck.

#The Uplifting of the community when you want to give up.

#The Friendships you form when you join 

#The weekly video training session with Q& A ( yes the live training is live not pre-recorded)

#The live chat you can ask every minute there will also be a member who answers

#The site support 

#The Training from the members they create when they had difficulty with a task. 

The free hosting service 

The free emails with your domain name  when you are a premium member

There is so much more come join me and look me up at Wealthy Affiliate. 

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See you at Wealthy Affiliate. 

Do you have experience with Online Marketing, do you have tips on how to make money without spending your dollars. 

Please share with us, have you tried to earn money with the apps mention on this blog? 

I am looking forward to hearing what is your experience

Atma Namaste

Sylvia

 

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How To Make Extra Money From A Home? Ideas for you that work for an extra paycheck.

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Work from Home Business Ideas…that really work for you. 

Are you a Mom or a Dad staying at home looking after the kids? Are you unemployed, and you have not yet figured out what to do … and wondering what are the best ways to make money from home are. Read on I will tell you …

The idea of staying at home and starting your own business sounds good. Did you ever think about earning extra money from home? Do you know where to start or how to start? Can you imagine staying at home and working from home? This idea sounds appealing, and a few things you should consider. Finding the right job for stay home moms is not that easy, but those jobs are available. 

Data Entry Jobs from Home. 

There are plenty of data entry jobs available but not always you have the qualification for it. One more thing is that you are limited to how much you can earn from those jobs. Data entry jobs are a good idea in the beginning to supplement your income. 

There is plenty of work from home opportunities around. It all depends on you on how you want to earn the extra income from home. 

Ideas on how to earn extra income from home.

How to earn extra Money from homeYou can earn Money from home  with your Interest

Ok not everyone is born with a unique talent, but over the years we have learned things, and we mastered in them, in those things we are very good that sets us apart from others. 

One thing I like to say working from home does require a lot of discipline and dedication. We all know how easy we are distracted and do something else. When you work at home you need to work with a Time Management Program and a printable to do list to track the success and distractions so you can improve and be successful.

How to get started with real ways to earn money from home online

Start step by step to figure out what is the unique talent you have or the one thing you master best. This is important as when you feel low that is a factor for later on that will motivate you and make it easier to keep going. 

# Step one:  Find your unique talent and what you master best. 

Ask your friends and family and take notes. What do you like? Then start brainstorming. 

Handicraft like candle making, soap creation,  jewellery making, painting, herbs and gardening, cooking, baking, writing as a freelancer,  marketing or selling things,  teaching, translations, sewing and knitting whatever your gift is I am sure you find it.

Those are all great home businesses, you might be asking how to sell the accessories for the handicraft items to other businesses, or how could you create training in jewellery making and sell them online? There are many platforms around like Lazada, Amazon, eBay, Etsy, name them all.

If you looking for freelance writing like blogs, translation or creating some graphic designs below are some of the platforms you can sign up and offer your services. 

https://freelancer.com

https://upworks.com

https://fiverr.com

start your own business todayThere is no need, to overstock with products and use warehouse space to store the items. You also don’t need to worry about the advanced money to pay things as you have to start up as a one-man show. 

It is now so easy to start, and if you want to succeed you need to invest work and time.

# Step two: You know now what you are good at so now you need to figure out how you going to do it. ( make a plan)

Think of the ways how to transform it into a business. Think in a way on how it can help earn money from home.

My Friend Mary

I tell you a story about my friend Mary she has 5 kids. …. and she makes a 6 figure income each month. She is an inspiration to a lot of my friends. 

“Mary”  is my best friend and as I mention …she has five kids ( 1 x twins, and the other time triplets.)  Oh no I know she is a stay at home mom who started a business with the interest she loved. When she was a teen, her passion was horses and is until today.

Mary knew everything about horses,  from grooming to horse allergies, old horses with arthritis, horse injuries during training and more. Mary won a few tournaments, and she trained, Horses and Ponies when the owner’s kids grew up, don’t have the time or lost interest in them.

She earned her pocket money with that side job when she was 13 years old. When Mary and Bill got married, she had her twins first she knew going back to her former career would be impossible.

earn an extra income onlineSo Mary started to explore the opportunities to earn extra money from home. She knew she had to had to earn extra money online as she was not able to leave the twins with family when she wanted to work. Mary was good at writing and she began a blog, started to write e-books and consults people over the Internet about horses. 

Mary makes now a 6-7 figure income. ( That’s now ten years ago)

Dropshipping and E-commerce

 

# Step 3. You can start an online business, with an E-commerce shop who does Drop shipping or just Affiliate Marketing. With E-Commerce you don’t need to store items either as you can use Drop Shipping for all of your products. When you do Affiliate Marketing you will sell other peoples products. You will earn a commission from your sale. The possibilities are endless. 

Affiliate Marketing, Dropshipping, E-Commerce for all those you need a website. 

 No Business now can exist without a website. You can start with a free one …  The one below comes with the first  10 Training lessons for free, and there is no credit card required when you sign up. You need to sign to be able to use all the free tools. 

The free website is easy to build and the training lesson will help you to build your first website. There is no coding involved. Think of a name and then choose a name for your site and start.  For example, my cooking site, or Tinasblog, note that you have to write the words without space. When you sign up to write down your username and password. 

Best Ways To Make Extra Money from Home.

Lots of opportunities to earn extra money from home online, you just have to be open to it, and the business might be just in front of you. People pay for all sort of things.

Just remember do something you are passionate about it, and you can put your heart in it. Do something that you can stick with it the next 6 month.
Every day you create a product or service for family and friends. Think about that for a moment?

Moms talk to me that friends and family come to them because they are great with writing resumes, help with tax returns, creating flower bouquets, baking the school fairs cakes, decorating the halls, writing speeches, sewing the costumes for special events. Those are all great ideas for a work from home business. 

Creating a business from your hobby

# Step 4.  Choose your Niche and your  Niche Market

niche is a focused, targetable portion of a product.  ( Pet supply narrow it down cats or dogs) By definition, a business that is focusing on a niche is addressing a need for a product or service that is not being addressed by mainstream providers. Think of a niche as a narrowly defined product or service. 

Choose a Niche that you already know your passion.

If you enjoy your work outside the home, but still want to be home with your kids and family then think of the convenience working for yourself. Time is quickly passing by.

If you are homestay mom your kids will go eventually to a kindergarten and school, and then there is time for you and your home business. If you are single and unemployed try it out. The websites are free even, later on, you don’t go premium you can keep the site. 

Start your Home based business now with a free website.

Get your home-based business started using your previous skills.

Secretaries become virtual assistants, Teachers become Tutors, graphic designers become graphic artists, the same goes for architects, transcriptionists, or photographers. 

It will be a pleasant surprise to you to find out how many jobs you hold in the past without actually realising it. That is the key to get your home business started. 
Did you ever have the thought “Why doesn’t someone start a business doing..xyz.?

If you have not yet created your new site then get going now. Start and take the first step into becoming a website owner with a home business.

Remember the Website is free. Start making money online from home. 

Start Making Money Online Now. 

# Step 5:  Create your free Website now.  

Build a successful website to let people know you are open for business. 
To build a successful website it is simple within Wealthy Affiliate. It takes less than 60 seconds to create a beautiful looking mobile-friendly website. Don’t believe me try it out.

A Website that has quality content and is ready to make revenue is a “storefront ” to your business. Your Site will be the foundation of your home-based business and will lead ultimately to a successful adventure. 

Please take the opportunity to sign up for this site it includes ten training lesson for free. Don’t be afraid it is easy and no HTML coding is involved. No technical know-how, easy to set up.

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You can contact always me under my screen name “Spurway” and I am happy to help you set up a site when you are stuck.

When you start charging for those services, that you perform now for free you are open for business. Let your family and friends know that started a business. 

Get Visitors to your Website. Create Traffic.

 # Step 6 Attract visitors to your site

I am sure family and friends will support you as they do value your service.

Family and Friends are the best advertising for you. They will let people know that you started a home-based business.  
Remember to start a business and earn money from your home you need to create a digital footprint. You will need a website.

Opening a business without a website is like opening a store without a storefront. The same goes for Website traffic. All this you will learn inside Wealthy Affiliate. 

What is holding you back? Ask yourself what will it take for me to sign up to this free website. Nothing only the first step to sign up. ( No Credit card required for the free 7 – day starter membership.

Do you believe in Destiny?
Everything happens for a reason, and I do believe in the law of attraction. No reason why you shouldn’t be the one to see a need for a great product or service and earn an income from it.

Here is a free gift for you. Download this free e-book click on the picture. 

Download the free Ultimate Way To Make Money Now!
Ultimate Way To Make Money Now! is an e-book written by myself and I hope you will find this guide useful. I have shared my problems and my obstacles I ran into it when I started. It gives you information on how to create a successful online business. Easy to read. I promise it is not boring.
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Conclusion.

There is never a right time to start something. Even with a business, we have to start and take action. Now in these and this digital age, we have the opportunities to earn extra income from home online and we can work from anywhere. Isn’t that great?

I find it amazing and interesting how many people want to get out of the 9 to 5 job and make each year the decision but then they get caught in everyday life and go from year to year with the same mindset wanting to stop and start a work from home business. 

Make a difference in your life and take action now. I explained to you how to make money from a home business now it is up to you to take action. 

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If you want to know more about Wealthy Affiliate please  read my Wealthy Affiliate review

Do you have what it takes to be successful? I am sure you have. Sit down for a few minutes and imagine you have your own business and you are earning a 4 figure extra income from a home. Isn’t that a nice feeling. Don’t wait…

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Have a great day and all the best for your online adventure. Have you thought about doing your own business, what are your thoughts and worries share with us in the comment section below?

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