Blog Monetization in the Correct Manner – Passive income

Starting and running a blog is not a big deal. For the most part, neither is getting traffic to your blog. Blog monetization appears to be the thing that bloggers find difficulty with these days. The goal of this article is to help you find ways to effectively monetize your blog and add some additional passive income streams to your business.

Do not forget that you never want to do anything that will restrict how much money your blog would potentially make. You have to constantly see what sources work in terms of monetization and continue bringing in the money. This is how you grow over a period of time. One way that works pretty well is to become an affiliate and sell products using their banners. It does not matter about your chosen topic. There is a good chance that businesses want affiliates from that niche. You can then become a member of large networks such as Clickbank, Commission Junction, Linkshare and The way to really making this work for your blog is to ensure that the affiliate products work well with your blog and will help your readers. Do not sell a product only to get a high commission. You should have more respect for your readers than that. You can go the unconventional way of turning your blog profitable by building it from scratch, taking it to the next level and sell it for profit. No, your eyes do not deceive you, as there is quite a large market of people ready and willing to buy good blogs that make some money. You can still make quite a nice amount of cash from your blog, even if it is only making a few dollars in profit from AdSense every day. There are many sites dedicated to people selling and buying blogs, and one such marketplace is You can make the most out of such a blog by selling it in one of these online marketplaces once it gets to a certain level of income generation.

You can also utilize the BuySellAds Network to promote advertising space on your blog. If you have a large amount of traffic, you may want to sign up for this network and determine if there are interested advertisers that want to put ads on your blog. Understand that advertisers would want to advertise on your blog only if they see that you are getting a lot of traffic. So take your time and make sure that your blog gets enough traffic before putting in front of networks like this.

Blogging will be sticking around for a long time. If you are blogging only as a hobby, then you are missing out on plenty of opportunities for making money. Combining your passion with your skills is the way to achieve success online. So, start using blog monetization as an ideal way to make money.

Perhaps the very best way to make money on-line (and often offline) is to get involved in Affiliate Advertising and marketing. Affiliate advertising can help you study the how tos of promoting without having your getting to create an item all by yourself. Another benefit of utilizing affiliate marketing to produce money is that it is possible to do it part-time. Many new World wide web Marketers utilize affiliate advertising and marketing as a technique for earning added funds to ensure that they’re able to make the leap and start actual companies of their very own. Of course, in the event you dont select the right program, affiliate advertising may also be a disaster. So can you ensure that you dont choose a program that is only going to rip you off?

A lot of individuals believe whole heartedly that you must devote money to generate funds but though this could be accurate for a regular business that needs supplies and promotion, on-line that is typically the sign of a scam. Any provider that makes you to pay membership dues should not be trusted. Generally these are the businesses that collect a lot of membership dues from you but then they don’t provide you with even a small bit of help with building your enterprise and, typically do not even spend you the commissions which you have earned.

Discover all the opinions concerning the various affiliate advertising programs that you simply may well wish to operate with. Ask around in forums for opinions, read critiques, weblog posts and articles about every plan you happen to be considering joining and be wary of any piece that seems to be overly complimentary simply because sometimes these “reviews” are truly little a lot more than sales pitches. You need as numerous views as it is possible to obtain.

Look for products and solutions that you simply would certainly buy oneself or that you just really feel passionate about. These are usually the best goods to market simply because the job will seem easy. When you like the product by yourself that translates into the function which you do and individuals will be a lot more probably to buy from you. You may have the capacity to market those products not online too.

Choose a product that doesn’t rely on the net for its success. A number of the very best and most prosperous affiliate advertising and marketing companies, like Avon and Tupperware, discovered their achievement since they are not reliant upon the world wide web in any way. The greater your target audience can be, the far better in a position you will be to create income.

Choose an organisation which is respected for compensating its commissions in complete and on time. These are usually organizations that have an extended standing and great reputation. After all, whenever youre going to do a lot of function, you need to almost certainly get paid for it. Any business worthy of your time is going to spend you for the work you put out.

You have to take all sorts of issues into consideration while you are deciding for whom you should be an affiliate. A little bit of analysis will enable you to narrow down the industry considerably.

How To Enjoy the Process of Building a Business

What’s one of the best things you can do to enjoy success as you’re building a business?

Enjoy the process. Don’t be in such a hurry to get through the process.

I know you’ve heard this a million and one times, but it’s true.

Think about it… what are your other options?

Digging holes? Waiting tables?

Spending years and throwing a ton of money to go to college? Again?

Or to get what kind of a job?

Self ownership is the ONLY way to go, but you gotta stick with it. What are the alternatives?

Embrace suffering. Embrace suffering in the name of doing what you’re doing and producing what you’re producing.

Here’s a big paradox, though, because I’m of two minds about it: Don’t be in a hurry, yet money loves speed. The faster you work, the better.

But the big difference is… don’t get anxious if you’re not getting results from your big, consistent efforts. Patience is as important as working hard, working big and moving fast. It’s a vital ingredient.

But enjoying the process is vital. Everything takes time.

It’s a great paradox… everything takes time yet the moment is the only thing you have… it’s always the eternal now.

Interesting, eh?

So how can you apply this practically? Thinking about it is a start, because everything we do starts with a thought. Thinking about good ideas can change your consciousness, and that’s key.

So, when you find yourself feeling impatient, catch yourself. Take a deep breath and remember that the present moment is all you have. If you can appreciate the journey instead of projecting yourself into the future and basically fantasizing about what’s yet to be, you’ll have more power to act on the things that need being done now. You’ll have a clearer mind.

Try it. It’s legit. It might sound silly. But your mind is your most valuable asset, so why not start there? Controlling your mind by being conscious and making a conscious choice about HOW you’re going to feel is very, very powerful. It will change your whole life.

Take a breath. Breath can often control or soften thought. Breath is silence and silence is how you tap into the present moment and enjoy the journey. When your mind is loud and says things like “Why aren’t I there yet? Why is this taking so long?” you’re not in your power… you’re not enjoying life, you’re not enjoying the journey, and you’re less effective at what you’re doing in the moment.

Silence of the mind, which starts with the breath, is the seat of power. You can achieve great things! By staying present.

Quality Will Make You Reign Supreme In The Marketplace

It goes without saying that delivering a better value or service at a higher price is better than delivering a cheap one at a higher price.

Cheap service at a high price

You want to stand out from what others are doing in your industry. The trend is commonly to make a cheap product and sell it for as much as possible.

Boo this model. Boo it.

Make the best quality product you can and sell it for as much as possible. Quality makes people come back over and over and over again.

What do you, or can you, provide better than your local competitors?

Start locally, for sure. Focus on who and what’s around you for now.

This allows you to insulate yourself from your competitors. Because the way competition works is this… if you and your competitors are both selling the same thing, the only factors that can differentiate you are A) Service and B) Price.

So you either operate at a better price or improve your service to set yourself apart.

Orrr… or you make your own superior, higher quality product or service to offer to the marketplace in order to differentiate yourself.

This will allow you to insulate yourself from the competition.

Because, then, because your customers will like your product/service better than the others. Quality naturally stands apart from the rest.

Those that love what you have to offer must come to you to purchase what they want… because they can’t get it anywhere else!

This gets you out of the price war with your competition. You then are insulated. Owning your own superior product or service is simply the best! This is how you can dominate your market. This is how you win.

Take for instance a five-star carpet cleaning company. How does a company like this set themselves apart from their competition? How do they get noticed and have people come to them again and again.

In this case, it really is superior service. These guys have a whole slew of repeat business, both corporate and residential, because they do a great job.

I even witnessed a 2-star Yelp review of theirs turn into a 5-star after the owner went back to the customer’s property and fixed the problem. The owner also told me that a lot of the big apartment and office buildings come back to him because he does such an excellent.

A lot of businesses won’t do that… go back to fix the problem. Of course, a lot will.

What’s great about these guys is that they still offer inexpensive services. They have the highest tech equipment on the market, use it well, and they still understand the process of profit.

So, instead of creating their own product, they’re beginning to dominate the market by doing both A and B… providing better Service at a lower Price.

Point taken! That works, too.

The Importance of Maintaining a Clean Home

Ok, so I think we can all agree that the worst thing about visiting friends or relatives is that some of them just don’t have the same standards when it comes to cleanliness as the rest of us do. I’m not anal-retentive about my house being spotless, and I don’t do the dishes immediately after finishing a meal, although I normally do at least put them in the dishwasher. Doesn’t everyone?

But seriously, I maybe vacuum my floors once a week or once every other week, and I can go to bed not having done the dishes. I just do them the next morning. I do have my favorite carpet cleaners clean my carpets at least once every 6-8 months. THAT I am a bit anal about. It makes such a huge difference though!

I went to college. I lived the young bachelor lifestyle that consists of always going out and rarely being home. When I was home, there was a party to be had at my house any opportunity available! Which does not help matters in the least.

Let’s just say I grew out of that phase…thankfully!

Not everyone does, so I see my graduation into adulthood as an indication that I’ve matured…at least on some level. There may be some work to be done in other areas, but at least my home LOOKS like a place that a fully realized adult would live.

I have my ex-girlfriend to thank for helping me become a more organized, more presentable person. SHE was anal! But not in an aggressive way. More like when I left my shoes in the middle of the living room floor or under the dining room table, she wouldn’t say anything about it but would subtly and quietly pick them up and place them by the door where they belonged. Most times I didn’t even realize or witness her doing it. She wasn’t one to harp on me for much if anything. She was cool….wonder what she’s up to tonight?

Ahem….sorry. Anyway, so I picked up these subtleties and adopted them for my own sake. She was also very particular about having her home very feng shui. She bought very nice furniture and had all matching decor that created a very warm, homy feeling. Even in her one bedroom apartment she managed to make it feel like a real home.

I learned a thing or two from her. After our eventual split, she basically took everything, not because she was a vindictive B-word, but because nearly everything in our home was hers. She had nicer stuff than I did. My stuff was a random assortment of furniture and mismatched decorations that looked like a college kids found at 10 different garage sales and chucked into a room.

With her moving out, it forced me to have to refurnish my home almost completely. But, this time I was much older and had a different desire for the presentation of my home. I remember when we had company over to our place how many compliments “we” got on the hominess and comfort level of our home. I never had anyone compliment my home before that. I was determined to make that change this time.

I went all out. Got all new NICE furniture. Dark leather suede couch, caramel colored leather recliner (MY chair!), expensive artwork to put on my walls, and proper dining table that could accommodate 6 people comfortably.

To maintain all of this niceness, you have to be a clean person, which I hadn’t always been. I went through phases. But at this point in my life, and considering the cleanliness that I got used to expecting in my home, I am a very clean person. I don’t let a week go by without doing a thorough cleaning of the entire house. I keep the level of dirty dishes at a minimum, which is tough sometimes because I cook a lot. Also something I picked up from my ex. At the very least I get my carpets cleaned once a year, sometimes twice depending on how often I have company over. It’s important not only for the cleanliness factor, but it helps keep your carpets from wearing down. I bought an awesome/expensive vacuum to also help them last as long as possible.

The payoff is definitely worth the work and money invested. I have received so many compliments from friends and family about how clean and presentable my home is and how comfortable it makes them feel. It’s not a pride thing or an ego thing. Ok, maybe a little bit about pride. But it’s more about feeling like an adult. Your home is, at least to a certain degree, a reflection of where you are in life. If it is messy and unorganized and dirty, people will assume that you are the same in your personal life. It’s embarrassing to bring a woman home and have her immediately look uncomfortable and unsure about which piece of random furniture is the least dirty.

Think about THAT peeps!

Entrepreneurship is the New Black!

There are so many people in our current modern day society that are just okay with their jobs of servitude to big corporations and businesses and have just succumbed to the idea that “this is it for me”. I call this sort of apathetic ideology as “working on someone else’s goals and dreams”. While this may work for these people, and it has obviously been accepted by the vast majority of people out there, there happen to be plenty of others that have a higher level of expectation set for themselves and these people have an insatiable drive to reach those expectations and to exceed the goals they set for themselves…and to do it how THEY see fit!

With technology growing by leaps and bounds every day, anyone with the kind of drive that these people possess has all the tools they need to succeed in a competitive marketplace. I personally have a lot of business owner friends that have utilized the tools available to them to gain great success. They started out with rather marginal results, but they stuck with it because they continued to work at it and all that time and effort, all those “little” things added up to massive success. They have every faith in their ability to succeed with the use of these tools. One of my closest friends owns a window tinting service and he has very effectively employed the use of social media marketing to gain exposure and recognition in his particular niche. He has seen amazing results, and all because he was determined to do it for himself; to achieve HIS dreams, not someone else’s dream.

Talk about EMPOWERMENT! Entrepreneurship is all about empowering the individual to achieve their own goals and have their own success. For the persistent individuals with a burning, insatiable drive within them for success, the results are nothing short of RICH. In this day and age, there is most certainly a far greater amount of indicators pointing people to achieve their own success. To have a high standard of merit and to achieve that high standard and to see the rewards that follow should be motivation enough! Knowing your dream and having a clear sight of your goals and possessing the determination to outlast any adversity it how you succeed! I personally love that I do what I WANT to do and not what someone ELSE wants me to do for THEM. And if I’m going to be completely honest and blunt, screw punching a clock! I am highly productive and have MY routine solidly in place. I set weekly goals and it doesn’t matter how I achieve them or on what day of the week I do, as long as I do. That requires a lot of self-starting and discipline, which I have, but some people just don’t have. I do believe it can be taught though, so there’s still hope for you undisciplined saps.

Anyone that lived through the 90’s saw the movie Office Space, right? Well, while that promotes ripping off a company, it also is an accurate description of my overall disdain for the corporate mindset and the TPS Report style of business. It is a brain sucking approach to the business world. Why does business have to be so monotonous and boring? I used to work for the corporate offices of Eddie Bauer and it was just awful. It’s because the people working for these companies are not making the money they wish they were making, and most likely never will, and they are stuck it constant repetition. Data analysis, data collection, data reporting…data, data, data…report, report, report. FUCK reporting! Reporting means I’m reporting TO someone. I report to myself. Period!

While this may seem a bit egotistical at its core, maybe it is. But how else are you to be? I find it far more egotistical to have thousands, and in some cases millions of people all working to achieve YOUR dream while simultaneously repaying them as little as necessary to keep them moderately satisfied. I am determined, and have succeeded in doing so, to do MY work for ME. Achieving this has garnered very substantial results in my life. That is powerful. When you can alter your life and well-being by your own merit.

Employers nowadays make far greater sums of money than their employees do or can ever hope to make, with very few exceptions. There is no time like the present, and it is time for the inspired individuals that possess the motivation and the wherewithal to rise up and rip their lives out of the hands of corporate America, regain their independence, have their dreams realized once again!

There are a lot of recent examples of small business owners and entrepreneurs doing this all over the country. Thank goodness we are starting to think for ourselves!

So, rise from your desk in your faceless corporate firm America! Flip it the bird on your way to achieving your OWN dreams!

Taxis vs Uber vs Limousine Service

Convenience is beginning to challenge Excellence when it comes to rogue apps and limousine services. Corporate travel, bolstered by economic growth, is steadily increasing. But given the choice, business travelers are still opting for professional Chauffeured Services.

Though it may be an issue of convenience to order an Uber or taxi cab, price still holds stronger for the Limo companies. According to the average cab rate in major cities is $3.50 per mile with a set airport fare ranging from $67 – $88 and as high as $173.

Uber rates tend to be competitive with cab rates or more expensive. There is a base rate from $7-13, city depending, plus average of $2.31 per mile (plus surcharge that is included in fine print upon joining).

Limousine companies, like this one we used in our case study, charge $35-85 an hour and most offer a package rate including multiple stops and return service for as low as $100.

The topic of confusion pertaining to Uber cannot go without mention. “A recent review of Uber’s complaints was done in March 2014. Consumer complaints allege misunderstanding Uber Technologies’ pricing, being misinformed about the overall cost of the services rendered, and not being made aware of “surge pricing,” or temporary increases in the company’s charges. Some consumers claim that they were told the final cost of the transportation service the company provided (through Uber Technologies’ phone app, the driver, and the consumer’s receipt), only to be subsequently charged a substantially larger amount,” –

This is the type of complaint found across the web. As well as drivers not knowing the city or good, efficient directions, they often don’t heed the route suggestions offered by their passengers. (Of course taxi drivers do this, too.) Uber does not cater to their customers. The independent drivers are not looking for repeat business. Simply making an extra buck because they own a vehicle.

Bottom line, when it comes to rates, all are in the same ballpark. Opting for excellent service from professionals that are trained in customer service and possess a chauffeur’s license, ensures the extra time spent on securing exquisite service is worth it. “For example, the fact that a chauffeur has been entrusted with an extremely valuable vehicle indicates that he or she is a very experienced and knowledgeable person. The chances are that they are also local to the area and will know the surrounding districts like the back of their hand,” – Travel and Leisure – Article Source:

The true value is in the experience. A Limo Service is there to serve their customers and treat them superior to the run of the mill taxi fare. As Registered Certified Licensed Drivers, professionalism is a common practice. They are trained to meet expectations and keep their clients safe and satisfied. There just isn’t a comparison.

Makes you think, doesn’t it?