9 Free Tools I Cannot Do Without

There’s nothing quite like getting something you want, need, or can make good use of. That’s especially true when the item is free, absolutely free.

I mean no out-of-pocket cost. Nada bucks. It costs you nothing. That’s free. You don’t have to sit through a boring, lengthy webinar. Or give up your email address and go through numerous up-sell pages. Free is best when you go to a website and get the goods.

Well, here’s my gift to you today. These free tools serve me well. They are useful and I use them often. You can upgrade to paid versions if you wish. I’ve done that when absolutely necessary. Otherwise I go with the free version. Click on the name and go directly to the web site.

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Can You Actually Make Money While Sleeping?

You can make money while you sleep.

Sure, you can make money online while you sleep. Many of us do. However, you will not do that immediately by buying some big-promise money-making software or signing up to a money-making program.

Either of those things usually make money only for the people selling them.

Those who make money while sleeping have built businesses that generate income over different time zones all hours of the day. They are affiliate marketers, usually. That’s the easiest method for getting into an Internet business.

Others may be part of an enterprise like MOBE (My Online Business Enterprise). MOBE is a franchise operation. Just like buying a fast food franchise you buy into MOBE and make that a foundation for your Internet business.

I recommend that you learn more about both methods – affiliate marketing and MOBE. Each benefits from a common skill set that’s easy to put into motion.

MOBE is unique and very successful. Learn more by clicking on this link. MOBE guides you through many aspects of making money online with a personal coach, 21-step training program, and many opportunities to meet other members of the MOBE family at local functions and exotic locations.

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3 Types of Twitter Ads Getting Blog Traffic

Twitter

Never forget: Traffic is the fuel running your Internet business engine.

Your primary business goal is to create customers. I should say ‘create repeat customers’.  That is how you build a business paying you week after week, month after month, year after year. The key to selling online is traffic. Twitter ads generate good traffic and should be part of your marketing mix.

Anyone can sell something online. I have a revenue stream selling on Amazon and eBay. You can sell something online easily. Try it today. Look around your home or apartment for something of value that you no longer need. Put it on Craig’s List and I bet you sell it in a few days.

I mention Craig’s list because that is the easiest method. Run your ad. Then buyers contact you.  You meet and exchange the item for cash. No checks, please. Cash only.  

Although I and others make money selling on Amazon and other e-commerce sites, my sustainable business takes another direction. However, the process is similar.

In all my Internet businesses I seek to optimize and automate the processes. I use Buffer, a free utility, to post many times a day on social media. That’s automation.

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15 Free Online Courses for Entrepreneurs

I often recommend not spending money when preparing to start a first-time online business. That’s because without knowing exactly what this Internet entrepreneur adventure involves, one can spend a lot of resources without getting off on proper footing. 

Although there are many programs I recommend and some I sell, my advice to investigate fully how to start an online business before committing financially is a good starting point.

Below is a list compiled by Sig Ueland for free courses that may help you understand how best to start your online business.

After checking out these courses I suggest that you sign up for delivery of my free information that will help you start and run your Internet business. Sign up for direct delivery of my blog posts. It is also a good idea to follow me on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

Although I encourage all newbies to learn a bit before buying,  you must understand all business ventures require some financial investment. Nothing is totally free. At a minimum you’re going to need a desktop or laptop PC, and an Internet connection.

If you want a website you will pay to register a domain URL and select a host for your site. Along the way you’ll probably want to pick up software programs allowing you to properly make your offer to the public. There may be some advertising involved, too.

My point is you will have to invest in your business at one time or another. There are shortcuts, of course. Learning them often involves buying training programs or attending live events.

Working online is very rewarding – bringing greater income than you usually can make at a job. Don’t get me wrong. Not everyone makes great amounts of money like some Internet rock stars describe promoting their ‘systems’ and offers.

Sure, there are many 7-figure earners around. I know several of them. What you need to know is having your own Internet business gives you financial freedom and control over your life. You report only to yourself, working when you want, where you want, and for how long – from anywhere you have an Internet connection.

Whether you’re a newbie, fledgling, or somewhat established Internet entrepreneur you are well ahead of those doing nothing to better their lives. Your first step on the road to digital success puts you ahead of those not trying. Each day brings you closer to life changing return for your efforts.

Check out this article by Sig Ueland, first published online at PracticaleCommerce.com. Then sign up for my feeds and start making life changing income . . . on the Internet.

15 Free Online Courses for Entrepreneurs

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Increase Revenue With Low-Cost Video

Video - canstockphoto6693432 No doubt video is a top sales tool. Evidence abounds proving that video is great for explaining products/services and educating an eager public about your offer. Of course YouTube is tops for video hosting.

Often overlooked is the great value to posting native videos on Facebook. Here’s an article by Shirley Pattison describing how you and your offers benefit by putting your videos in front of Facebook’s 1.04 daily Facebook active users.

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