At Pond5 you can upload videos, photos, illustrations, music, SFX, after effects and 3D. You set your own price and keep 50% when a sale is made.

There are no exclusivity restrictions, you retain the copyright and can change the price at any time.

Find out more about this online media marketplace at www.pond5.com

Additional Info

  • Type Freelance, Online
  • Eligibility International
  • Investment required? No
Published in Selling
Working from home means being on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your office is lurking in a corner of your house, calling you to do just one more thing over and over again. The result is long days, no days off, and weeks that in blend in to one another.
 
This week I had a meltdown. I could not pinpoint any one specific thing that triggered it, I just know that I felt unbelievably frustrated. In my head everything was going wrong, nothing was working, and I felt trapped. It felt weird. I am the person who always sees the silver lining. I always find a way around problems. I don´t get depressed. ´Never give up´ and all that positive mumbo jumbo. Except this week.
 
I know it was bad because my husband kept phoning to see how I was and offered to take the day off work and take the kids out so I could have some free time. Even the kids looked scared.  When Mrs Motivator goes quiet, they think something is very, very, wrong.
 
Luckily I had to take my son to basketball and hang around for four hours, and then take him and his friends to the cinema. I wanted to watch the film as well as Guardians of the Galaxy looked funny, and boy did I need a dose of funny this week.
 
An hours drive to basketball, waiting for four hours,  and two hours to get home after dropping them off. Thinking about it I was cursing about how much time I was going to waste, how ´busy´ I was and how I needed to be online. Blah, blah, blah.
 
Busy does not mean effective. Anyone who has worked from home knows that you can be sitting in front of the computer for hours - that doesn´t mean you get a lot of work done.
 
After waiting for hours, driving for miles and getting to bed at 3am in the morning, I felt like a new woman the next day.
 
- The basketball 3x3 tournament was at a coastal town so I got to walk along the beach and get some fresh air.
 
- I got to socialise with the other parents and have some adult conversation.
 
- The movie was really good fun and made me laugh more than I had in a long time.
 
- The kids and I also got to do something fun together instead of being stuck in the house while I was working.
 
It may seem obvious, but when working from home you often get so focused on what you are doing, you forget the power of taking time out. If I had stayed at home, there would have been nothing to get me out of my funk. I would have been miserable to live with and completely ineffective.
 
Working mothers definitely need to pay more attention to taking time out as they are so used to being available 24 hours a day. Add to that your business which has no closing time and a personal project you want to get off the ground and you have a meltdown brewing.
 
As soon as you start losing focus, as soon as you feel exhausted, frustrated or lacking in motivation - GET OUT. It could be something as simple as a walk around the block, going for a coffee, going for a run or meeting friends. The important thing is to break the funk because you are not doing yourself or those who have to live  with you any favours!
Published in Blog
iStock photos offer high quality stock photographs and you can apply to be a contributor and get up to 45% commission if you are an exclusive contributor.
 
To apply you will have to upload three samples of your work and it is worth reading their guidelines carefully as they have strict guidelines for the quality they accept.
 
Payments are made when your balance reaches $100 and you can then make a payment request. Choose payment by cheque, PayPal, direct deposit or pre-paid Payoneer card.
 

Find out more about being a contributor at: www.istock.com

Additional Info

  • Type Freelance, Online
  • Eligibility International
  • Investment required? No
  • Need Experience? No
Published in Selling
I was listening to a webinar recently run by guys claiming to make over a 100,000 dollars a year selling t-shirts. They used the usual formula of giving some great information and making a big deal about not selling you anything on the webinar.  
 
They did make a big deal about their mastermind course though, over and over again! Which is OK because we are all in the business of selling one thing or another.  That is how we make money and the wheels of the economy keep on turning. So far so good, until they dismiss the majority of the population as financially irresponsible. A caller asked how much they needed to get started making that kind of money and if they could do it with no money to pay for advertising.
 
Boom.
 
Then came the lecture. The speaker said if you can´t run your personal finances successfully, then you won´t succeed in business. His little rant went on to imply that everyone can save thousands by getting a second job, not wasting money on products (just theirs), and being more responsible.
 
Wow.
 
This from the people who in the same call said that if you didn´t have the money you should get a loan from anywhere you could to invest in your t-shirt business. Borrow it from friends and tell them you will pay it back. Max out your credit card. Do whatever it takes. They are talking about thousands of dollars to invest in advertising! How is that not more of the financial irresponsibility they were just complaining about?
 
They did stress this was not a venture for the weak hearted and should not be done if you were not prepared to put your life and soul into it. Well done boys. 
 
I admire people who succeed online. I know it takes hard work, hours of dedication and making sacrifices. That doesn´t mean you should judge others by your standards.
 
You have no idea why people are in debt. They may live somewhere it is almost impossible to get work and they can´t afford to move. They may have fallen ill and can no longer do a regular job. They may not have the support they need to keep going.  Their self-esteem might be so low they can´t even imagine speaking out. The list is endless.
 
So many people accept their situation, think they have no option and continue to struggle in misery for the rest of their lives. Often because they are so exhausted by life and see no way out. Struggle becomes the norm. Then they hear things like ´if you don´t have thousands to invest in your business don´t bother´.  There goes the little flicker of hope snuffed out forever.
 
Maybe you won´t make 100,000 dollars a year, but if you manage to improve your current situation then that is progress!
 
So let the big boys do their own thing and concentrate on what is right for you. Do what you can with what you have right now.
 

If you are ready to find out more about making money selling t-shirts take a look at Tee Inspector. He talks about using Facebook ads as the main way to get sales, but also shows you people who make sales without Facebook.. Loads of information, software and videos to walk you through it.  www.teeinspector.com

Published in Blog
uTest.com need people for functional, usability, security, load and localization testing of mobile applications, desktop software and online websites.  Once you have signed up, you will receive invitations to join a test cycle if you fit the profile, i.e. if you have the right skills or hardware to be able to test.  Make sure you list all the mobile devices, software and hardware you have access to for testing.  The more devices you have, the more likely you are to receive invitations to test.
 
Payments are made twice a month via Paypal on the 15th and at the end of the month.  The amount you can earn varies and depends on the amount the customer pays for each bug found, payment for test cases, and bonuses for the top performing or most valuable testers. 

Apply to be a tester at www.utest.com

Additional Info

  • Type Freelance, Online
  • Eligibility International
  • Investment required? No
  • Need Experience? No
Published in Testing
UserTesting.com pays people to test their client websites. As a tester you visit the website you are told and record everything you do on video, making comments as you go along.
 
What the clients are trying to find out is how easy it is for visitors to use their site. Your video and comments will help them see where they need to improve.
 
The videos are usually about 15 minutes long and you have to answer four questions about your experience at the end of the session.
 
You get $10 for each test which is payable via PayPal.
 

Sign up to be a tester at www.usertesting.com

Additional Info

  • Type Freelance, Online
  • Eligibility International
  • Investment required? No
  • Need Experience? No
Published in Testing
Sunday, 22 June 2014 00:00

Spiritum Psychic Affiliate Program

Spiritum has a number of psychics online offering tarot readings, clairvoyancy, mediums etc.  Webmasters can sign up for their affiliate program and get 50% revenue share from the website which is paid monthly as long as you have accumulated at least $100 commission.

Sign up at: https://affiliate.spiritum.com/ *

 

Ads by WOW Trk

Additional Info

  • Type Freelance, Online
  • Eligibility International
  • Investment required? No
  • Need Experience? No
Published in Affiliate Programs

If you have decided that blogging is your preferred Alternative Income route, then one of the fastest ways to learn is with Yaro Starak who runs www.entrepreneurs-journey.com. He gives you so much information in an easy to follow format, that literally takes you step by step from wondering what the hell you could possibly write about that makes money, to building up a successful blog.

Yaro has been blogging successfully for years and has created a massive amount of information on his blog, which he has put together one page - Step by Step Guide to Make Money Blogging - so you know exactly where to go to find the information  you need.

I like his style. He is what some might call an ´internet guru´ and he is certainly a blogging guru, but he does it in a way that provides lots of value to readers without using the hard sell. Of course he uses marketing tactics and copywriting triggers to get you to enroll in his programs (he is running a business after all),but not before providing you with a ridiculous amount of information for free.

His case studies of students from his programs will certainly be an inspiration and are well worth a read. The different examples show you how people, from all walks of life and blogging about topics in very different markets, can be so successful.

WARNING:  If you decide to read his website, you won´t have any excuse to prevent you from starting your own blog. Everything you need is on this page as he directs you to all the resources you need.  Make the most of it. Usually you get a trickle of information and are left wandering in the online jungle to figure out the rest for yourself.

I bet you think I must be an affiliate of his because I am gushing over this one page. Wrong. This is not an affiliate link and I am not in his mastermind group. I just get excited when I find something so useful and I know it can help you too!

Read the Yaro Starak Step by Step Guide to Make Money Blogging

Published in Blog

No matter what business you’re in, there’s more than one way to make money in your business.

In fact, there are multitudes of ways to expand your cash flow.

Whether you sell products, services, or both,there are many opportunities to create new revenue streams that your clients will love. It simply requires that you set aside some time (away from your computer) to work on your business instead of in it. And it doesn’t take long to figure out.

If you dedicated just one precious hour of your time and give your full attention to brainstorming the possibilities, I know you will come away with at least one idea for a new revenue stream and possibly more than one. Once you’ve made a choice, it’s simply a matter of creating a plan to execute your idea and then launching your new product or service. Some options are more involved and will require more work than others.

There are other new revenue streams you can add in just five minutes. For example, adding consulting or coaching services to your business or adding an additional form of coaching. And some options will only require a new format, no new content necessary. People like learning in different ways so it’s always smart to offer alternative formats.

17 Ideas for New Revenue Streams in Your Business

1. Ebook

If you have content you already teach in workshops, trainings, or with coaching or consulting clients you can turn that wisdom into an ebook. You can also use knowledge you already have about a topic or product and create an ebook about that.

2. Ecourse

And ecourse is a group of lessons that are sent out via email over a period of time. For example, a new lesson every week for six weeks. This can be automated so once you set up the payment and the course you’ll only have to market it. And, you could use content you already have in another format translate it into text.

3. Teleclass

You could offer a one-time teleclass (voice only) on a particular topic. For more on this read my post, How to Speak to Prospective Clients Without Leaving Home.

4. Webinar

Offer a one-time webinar (voice and computer screen) on a particular topic. Check out my post, How to Use Webinars to Grow Your Business to learn more. And grab this extensive and free ebook, Winning Webinars Blueprint.

5. Online Course

You could create an online course that is a series of teleclasses or webinars combined with a support group and support materials.

6. Coaching

Coaching can be delivered in a range of platforms and formats. You can deliver coaching in-person, on the telephone, via video Skype, or by email. And you can coach people one-on-one coaching or in groups.

7. Consulting

If you’ve written a book on a topic, or you have experience in a particular area, you could translate that knowledge into consulting for others.

8. Printed Book or Printed Workbook

If you have coaching or consulting experience or you simply have in-depth knowledge about a topic you can create a printed book or workbook. You can self-publish or go the traditional route.

9. Membership Website

You can create a membership website where you share your knowledge on a topic and people pay a monthly fee.

10. In Person Event

You can create a workshop, training, or retreat based on content you have already delivered previously in another format. And of course you can always dream up something from scratch that would delight your clients.
 
For more on this check out my posts, 2 Mistakes You May Be Making When Promoting Your Events and Nothing Brings You Clients Like Speaking.

11. Licensed Program

If you already have a successful program you could license it to other people.

12. Sub-Contracting Work

If you don’t have time to take on any additional work yourself, consider finding someone you trust to sub-contract work to.

13. Affiliate Programs

You can create an affiliate program for your products and/or become an affiliate and sell someone else’s products.

14. Assessments

Do some research and see if there are popular assessments you believe your clients would be interested in and then become certified. Think about assessments like, Meyers-Briggs, DISC, etc.

15. Software

Think about how the products or services you offer could be supported by software in a way that would give additional support to your clients.
 

16. Advertising Revenue

You can sell advertising space on your website or in your ezine. You don’t have an ezine? Please read this immediately, 7 Reasons to Offer a Value Packed Ezine.

17. Mastermind Group

You can create and facilitate paid mastermind groups. For more information on masterminds watch this video, Want Smart Advice from Entrepreneurs? Join a Master Mind and download a copy of this free guide, How to Create Your Ultimate Mastermind Group Workbook. 
 
I hope you’re already getting new ideas just from reading this list. Now commit to setting aside one hour of time this week to go deeper into this idea and decide on new revenue streams you will introduce to your business so you can be more profitable.
 
© Stephanie Ward
 
Stephanie Ward is the Marketing Coach for Entrepreneurs who want to create meaningful and prosperous businesses.  Grab your FREE copy of the special report ’7 Steps to Attract More Clients in Less Time’ plus business building tips, at: http://www.fireflycoaching.com.
Published in Blog
Saturday, 14 June 2014 00:00

Sell Your Music with Audiosocket

Audiosocket signs up artists who want to make money licensing their music. They offer Music as a Service and accept approximately 10% of the artists who apply. If you want to get your music in the audiosocket catalogue you just need to upload up to four of your songs - they must be original - so the staff can evaluate it.  If they like your music you will be offered a non-exclusive licensing agreement.  

Additional Info

  • Type Freelance, Online
  • Eligibility International
  • Investment required? No
  • Need Experience? No
Published in Making Music
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