Tuesday, December 31, 2013

How to make money online in Nigeria selling other people's stuff

If you want to start making a lot of money online you can get started by selling other people’s products legally. By legally I mean NOT stealing their products and re-selling without their consent but what I’m talking about here is what is known all over the world as Affiliate Marketing.

Affiliate marketing is a business I consider the fastest and simplest way to start an Internet business – especially for those new to online business and Internet marketing. Almost every online business Guru does one form of affiliate business or the other because it is actually the lazy man’s way to internet wealth.

EXPLAINED: Affiliate marketing the Lazy Man’s way to Internet Wealth

Every week, I get e-mails asking me what's the "best way to earn money online". While there is no "best" way to earn money online, promoting other people’s products online is the Lazy man’s way to internet wealth.

I bet you, it’s something you “already” do but you were not appreciated. Affiliate marketing is simply recommending people you know (or may not know) to buy someone else’s product that will solve their particular problem for them through a special link given to you by the owner of the product. And you get paid a commission!

You already practice affiliate marketing in your every day live without knowing but you don’t get paid for it. You do it when you recommend someone to the best eatery in your city, best carpenter to do a small wood work job, place to get the best and cheapest pampers, best vulcanizer in your location etc. You do all these and more offline.

But when you do this online, it is called affiliate marketing and you can get paid as high as 45% commissions through a systemized affiliate tracking system, where a software is already programmed to record all sales done through your unique affiliate link.

The HOW: Affiliate marketing the Lazy Man’s way to Internet Wealth

Affiliate marketing is the best way for a newbie to make money online. If you don’t have a product or product idea or website, you may become discouraged about the whole idea of starting an Internet business. But the truth is, you CAN make a huge amount of money online with 90% of the hard work, already DONE for you…even without having a single product of your own.

But what makes affiliate marketing so desirable, a lazy man’s way to mega online income - and really separates it from other business models - is what you DO NOT need to have in place...

1. You don't need to create your own products. 90% of Nigerians who want to start and run an online business discover that creating their own products is a daunting, overwhelming and even paralyzing task. I don't have any good ideas! I'm not a writer! I don’t know what product to create! There's too much competition! I don't know how to set everything up! These are just a few of the valid reasons many people have when it comes to not getting their own products to sell. BUT, with affiliate marketing, you don't need your own products! You simply promote someone else's already proven successful offer for a commission.

2. You don't need to build a website. This is terrible! What scares people more than creating their product is building a website! You see a beautiful website you admire, you want that kind of website but where the heck do you start? What in the world is HTML? How much does it cost to have a website like that? How do I upload files? Why don't my pictures look like the ones the pros have? How can I get ebook covers for my product idea? These are discouraging hurdles many Nigerians face and hiring a professional to do it for you is out of the budget for most people. BUT, with affiliate marketing, you don't need to build a website! You simply create a blog with free software and send visitors to someone else's professionally designed site through your affiliate link.

3. You don't need to write a world class salesletter. Have you ever tried to write a salesletter that sells hundreds of copies of your product? There's a reason why professional Nigerian copywriters charge up to N150,000 (and sometimes even more) for a SINGLE salesletter. It takes a lot of experience and skill to write a top-gun salesletter, which is why most people have a hard time convincing people to buy if they do create their own products and website. They simply don't have the right salesletter in place to make it all work. BUT, with affiliate marketing, you don't need to write a salesletter! You simply direct people to someone else's already best-seller to convert THEM into commissionable sales and you get PAID

4. You don't need a big budget to make it work and you don’t need to manage an entire business. Do you have any idea how much money is spent running an internet business? From domain names, hosting, autoresponders, affiliate tracking software, marketing on facebook, development, customer service and much more? You could be spending up to N100,000 monthly -  which is fine if you've been in business a while and are making it BIG-time. But for someone who is not, that is heavily taxing on your budget! BUT, with affiliate marketing, you don't need a big budget to make it work! You can start this business anywhere from N30,000 and above.

Another thing is having an online business can be a lot of extra work and stress with so many free reports, articles to write and post on your blog, design banners, write follow up emails, attending to angry customers, inventory, even employees. BUT, with affiliate marketing, you don't need to manage an entire business! All that work is already DONE for you cost-free! All you need do is simply promote your affiliate link... someone else handles all the rest.

Lazy Man's Income Potential with Affiliate Marketing

Okay, so now you are interested in this online business model, but how much can you make from affiliate marketing and how do you get paid?

Valid questions. Let’s assume you are getting 45% commissions for a product sold at N4,900 and you sell just 10 copies per week. How much do you make from that?

1 product at N4,900 at 45% commissions = You make N2,205
10 products per week at 45% commissions = You make N22,050 per week.
4 weeks in a month (N22,050 X4) = You make N88,200 as an extra income

What if I told you that you could be making at least N13,000 per day. Would that be sweet enough for you? 
3 products per week at a total of N13,000 per day (45% commissions) = You make N39,000 per week

4 weeks in a month (N39,000 X4) = You make N156,000 as an extra income

Boy! Is this possible online? Yes. Are other Nigerians already making such income from affiliate marketing? Yes and and here are proofs of affiliate incomes and how to get started to do the same too.

So how do you get paid?
Do you have a bank account? Like GTbank, Firstbank, Diamond bank etc? As long as you have a Nigerian bank account, your commissions are paid directly into them every single month like clockwork! Can you now see why affiliate marketing is the Lazy man’s way to internet wealth?  ;)

You can get detailed information about this Affiliate marketing Done For You business and how to get started at the link above.

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N22,050 per week. All that work is already DONE for you cost-free! All you need do is simply promote your affiliate link... someone else handles all the rest.

4 Solid Reasons Why You Must Have An Info Products Business in Nigeria

What in the world is called the Info Products business? Info products is the short name for Information Marketing Business and it IS a guaranteed way to make a 6-figure income online every single month!

You can quote me on that!

Information Marketing business is a business that involves selling information as a product. Sell information??? YES! Let me ask you a question: What is the number one reason people get online everyday? You probably already guessed that it’s to find information or have fun. This means absolutely any Nigerian, anywhere can sell information.

Infact, Information marketing is one of the fastest ways to make your first one Million Naira online as pure PROFITS. Infact I know fellow Nigerians who make MillionS from selling ebooks online and one of such persons is Onome Maureen. She even gave out a million Naira out of her online business incomes to charity few weeks ago.

So how does it all work?
It’s simple. You exchange information for money. But to make it a successful business where you can make at least N250,000 per month, you’ve got to provide ONLY information people really want. So the key is to figure out what people want. How do you do that?

One easy way to figure it out is through market research. One quick way to do this is to with a simple search. Visit answers.yahoo.com or Nigerian forums like nairaland.com and look at the questions being asked there. You’re looking for popular questions and you would easily know what people want. Here are…

4 SOLID Reasons why You Must Have Your Own Information Marketing Business

Reason 1Very low-cost to start! If you want to write an ebook, all you need is have access to a computer that uses Microsoft word and you are ready to go. If you don’t own a computer, then all you need is some A4 paper, write and visit a business center to write it for you. Of course, there are other things you need but its not as high as opening a brick and mortar business. Infact you can get stated with N40,000 – N100,000 depending on your budget.

Reason 2: You make passive, residual income. Passive income is any income you get per day or per month without actively working on it. By that I mean, once you create your first ebook and put it up on your website for sale, you can start making money from it daily, monthly and yearly without ever working on it.

But active income is not that way. A good example of active income is your JOB. You go to work 5 -6 days a week and you get paid at the end of the month. But if per chance you decide to stop working, your monthly income or salary also STOPS. While passive income once you stop working, the money KEEPS on coming. That is what is called residual income. Having your personal infoproducts business will create a passive and residual income for you!

Reason 3: You make money from your hobbies, ideas or knowledge. Are you good at anything? Do you have a job or have knowledge on how to do something? What skills do you have that other people desire to learn? Yes, you can convert your hobby or knowledge into money-spinning online business.
Don’t belittle yourself, whatever problem you solved, there are hundreds of thousands of Nigerians who want to solve that same problem and they would gladly pay you for that information. Whatever skill you have or know-how, people will gladly pay you to learn that same thing. Infact the ideas, topics, ideas and for infoproducts are endless.

Reason 4: You make Ridiculous Profits: How does 200% profits sound to you? I wonder how many businesses make 50% profits let alone 200% profits. That is exactly what your infoproducts business will do for you because of the low start up costs. That’s not even all, you get to keep the profits you make and determine how much you want to make at any given time.

Let’s assume you have an urgent project or you want to buy something worth N300,000 and so you decide to create an ebook to raise that cash fast. You get to set the price of your own products! How many businesses can do that? Only creators and manufacturers!

Let’s assume you decide to sell the ebook at N3,000. This means you will need to sell only 100 copies of that ebook to fellow Nigerians out of that 17 million Nigerians last time I checked.

At N5,000 per ebook= You only need to sell 60 copies
At N10,000 per ebook = You only need to sell 30 copies. Wow!!!

So you can decide the price of your infoproduct ebook and Nigerians will BUY from you. All you need do is to find a desperate niche market and convert your knowledge into an online business. You are 100% in control. You set the price. You decide how much you make.

So if you’re not yet convinced to start selling information products, then you’ve probably been sleeping, its time to wake up!

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Website Design Tips Nigeria: How to Use Mini Sites to Generate a Monthly Income

In Nigeria, mini sites are often called websites but what 90% of all information marketers use to make money online is really called a minisite. And so I thought it wise to reveal to you some differences between a mini site and a website, what mini sites are and how you can use them to make a monthly income online in Nigeria.

So what are Mini sites?

Mini sites are mini websites or small websites that contain between 1-5 pages only. The Mini Site Cash Machine is a very good example of a mini site, while Jumia.com is a typical example of a full fledged website.

A mini-site is focused on one mission and one goal only – which is to get the visitor to take action now and this is why they are SO important if you want to make money online quickly especially with ebooks. The main purpose of mini sites is to make money and you achieve that through one-goal webpages. A single page of a mini site is called a webpage.

Examples of such One-Goal mini sites include: 

1. Squeeze page or Optin page: It’s purpose is to get visitors to subscribe for a free report by filling a form on the webpage

2. Thank you page: It’s purpose is give instructions to people who filled your optin page to confirm their email or subscription. This page is optional because some autoresponders automatically have a thank you page but if you want a customized thank you page with your words and design, then you can design your own thank you page.

3. Download page: It’s purpose is to get people who subscribed to your free report to access the download of such reports

4. Sales page: It’s purpose is get visitors to buy your product or service

5. Contact page: This webpage is also optional because it’s purpose is offer information to visitors n how to contact you, but you may omit it and put your contact details on either your sales page or squeeze page.

And so it’s SO important that anyone who wants to make money online or using the internet must learn how to design simple websites, also called mini sites.

If you can design a mini site yourself, then it means you have a vital skill required to make money online and if you don’t already know how to do so, you can learn how to create your own cash-sucking mini sites within 45 minutes using the Step-by-Step Mini Site Design Cash Machine VIDEO Tutorials.

So many people who want to make money online have crappy and bad-looking minisites with pictures not properly showing or badly placed towards the left handside instead of the middle, to words and fonts too small or too big etc.

If you ask me and millions of other Nigerians, seeing a badly done website will NOT persuade me to take action on the page. If it’s an optin page, I could optin because I’m curious and this is why many people can have a list of over 500 subscribers but make only one sale – How frustrating!

While if I see such crappy looking mini sites as salespage, I definitely will NOT buy because it simply tells me that the owner does not know what he or she is doing and the product therefore is not worth it.
Can you now see why you absolutely must know how to design a website?

The main purpose of mini sites is to make money, so make sure you achieve your mini site goals and you can do that easily in just 45 minutes using the the Step-by-Step Mini Site Design Cash Machine VIDEO Tutorials.

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No. 1 Skill you need to make LOTS of Money in ANY Business online in Nigeria

Do you want to sell thousands of copies of any product you have using the internet? If yes, then there is ONE skill you must master if you want to get hungry, ready-to-buy buyers eager to use your products.

That skill is called facebook marketing!

And in this article, you’ll discover the top 5 benefits of using facebook for ANY business you have to cause a flood of sales and profits.

The last time I checked, we had over 5.8 million Nigerian users of facebook and 50% are active at least once everyday and this number keeps growing daily. So what does this figure tell you and how does it concern your business?

It means that the fastest way to reach Nigerians in all cities and all states is via facebook and the greater number you can reach, the greater the sales of your product and greater profits.

Can any business whatsoever use facebook to make insane amounts of profits?

YES! It doesn’t matter what kind of business you’re into. As long as it requires a sale of a product or service, then facebook is a KEY to making LOTS of money.

Here are the Top 5 benefits why you MUST use facebook for your business!

1. Wide Target Customer Reach: I already said there are millions of Nigerians on facebook and so using the facebook secrets will cause your business to be reached by millions of Nigerians and hence wider customer base.

The average user on facebook has at least 100 friends and if he interacts with you on facebook, all his other 100 friends would automatically be informed about your business and this translates into a wider customer base.

2. Faster Interaction with Your Customers: Have you been trying to communicate more with your past customers with difficulty? Facebook will help you solve that problem because with a facebook page for your business, you can interact easily with them and inform them of new products, conduct events, contents and even ask for ideas from on how you can improve your products or services.

3. You have International reach for your Products: A very great benefit of Facebook is that there are no geographic barriers for you. You can communicate immediately with users thousands of miles away at no extra cost to your business. Posting messages through your company Facebook page will save you from having to cold call new business contacts.

4. Advertise your products and services Quickly:  So there are over 5 million Nigerians on facebook, how can you quickly and deliberately reach out to them all at once? Its through facebook adverts. Facebook has provided an easy medium through which you can reach out to these fans with as little as $0.01 or N1.65k per click of any Nigerian whom you advertise to. This is so cheap compared to other forms of advertising media.

Whenever you login to you facebook account, look at the right handside and you will see pictures of business with few lines of text and when you click on it, you are either directed to a business website or a facebook page for that business and then the profits start rolling in. That is what facebook ads will do for you. This is also called website traffic.

 5. Word of Mouth FREE Advertising: Facebook has some powerful features such as LIKES, Comments, Newsfeed and Share tools which allow FREE advertising and word of mouth to millions of Nigerians.

I already said that there are over 5.8 million Nigerians on facebook and each average user has at least 100 friends on facebook, some people even have up to 1,000 friends.

What this means is, whatever Mr. A does with you on facebook regarding LIKING a post, your business page or commenting or shared by him is seen by all his other 100 friends. And if out of those 100 friends sees what Mr. A liked about your comment or post and decides to comment, share or like it, his action is again seen by his other 100 facebook friends and word about your business keeps on spreading and so the reach of your business expands for FREE.

It’s only facebook that allows such word of mouth free advertising. Can you now see why you need to MASTER facebook marketing? If yes, check out this detailed step-by-step training on how facebook marketing secrets!

So what do you need to get started on facebook marketing? Simple! Get a facebook page for your business.
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(Part 1) How to overcome the Fear of starting a Nigerian Based Online Business

Would you love to start or re-start an online business in Nigeria but are afraid to? If yes, then its time to overcome and put your fears behind you because in this article you will discover the Top 3 fears most people have about starting an online business in Nigeria and exactly how to overcome them for good to start making a 6 figure income online.

Before I start, let’s proceed with a question: Can a Nigerian really make money online legitimately? YES! But let’s take the emphasis off the word ‘REALLY’ and place it where it belongs – on YOU. Can YOU really make money online?

Sure you can! IF you REALLY want to.

Desire is the first key to success.

But here’s where it gets a little tricky. If your desire is for money alone rather than what money can buy, your work will be made much harder, if not impossible because Money is only a Tool  and so you should focus on the good that money will bring to your life, such as free time and all the fun ways to spend it, then you’ll give positive direction to your efforts.

Think about it. What can that money buy you? A new car, your kids’ education, a new land, a second honeymooon … how about living in an island working from there? Are these really possible for you? YES! So dream a little – dream a LOT, but create some desire, and a REASON to work hard for what you want to achieve.

And these brings me to the Fears many people have about owning an online business and how to overcome them:

Fear #1: Fear of I Don’t know where to Start
I can't tell you how many times I've heard "I want to start my own business, but..." Followed by any number of reasons. Typical responses are "I don't know what to sell", "I don't know how to set up a website", "I don't know which step to take” etc.

Fear is paralyzing and it STOPS great ideas and great business without ever seeing daylight of commencing. The reasons are above are genuine hurdles people face but what matters is how you turn around these fears to your advantage.

ACTION:  To overcome the fear of not knowing where to start or what to do, you need a COACH. Every BIG time player in ALL fields of life have a coach. Some have the coaches as personal coaches and distant coaches. Anybody, anywhere can teach you how to do something, but not everybody is a coach. By coach I mean someone whom you can run to anytime you hit a problem in that particular field. Someone who will train you for months.

What happens here in Nigeria is people sell you all manners of ebooks but once you go through and get stuck, you can hardly find a coach who can help you overcome those hurdles, even the teachers are NOT coaches.

good coach will help you get over your hurdles and overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Nearly every successful guru has their own coaching program. One online business coach in Nigeria I can recommend to you is Onome Maureen and her “Ultimate Earn While You Learn” program is a 6-month online affiliate business coaching program.

Fear #2: Fear of being Scammed Online
Now this fear is a real BIG online business Killer! The truth is, who has not been scammed online before? What most Nigerians refer to as a scam is, they bought someone’s product but they never got the product or they bought and got the product but never made any money from it.

In terms of these, the most successful online business men and women have experienced one scam or the other. What is it you fear the most? I want you to imagine the worst case scenario. Is it losing all your money? Is it having to tell your family and friends you failed?

ACTION: If you lost your money to a scam, then pick yourself up and start again but this time put precautions in place such as researching a person or product online before ever purchasing. To do that use Google.com.

But if you bought a product and you did not make money from itYOU also have a part to play in that. Did you follow all the steps? Did you give up on the business once you had one or two problems? Did you contact the product owner consistently to get a solution to the hurdles you faced? If not, then DO them.

I will stop here today to give you time to think over and apply what you have learnt today to overcome your fears about the online business and in my next article I will reveal the 3rd and final fears most Nigerians face when it comes to the online business and how to paralyze your fears to achieve your money goals.

See you there.

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