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How to Make Money With Your Smartphone

make money with a smart phoneDo you want to make money using your mobile? In this post you can learn how to use your smart phone to generate extra income, allowing you to make money from anywhere, at anytime.

Today’s mobile devices offer great entrepreneurial prospects and these tips are designed to help get you started on your journey:

1. Build an app

Building an app isn’t as complicated or as advanced as it sounds. If you or some of your friends have technical skills you can easily think up a clever idea and create an app that you can monetise and sell on the Android market. If your app is downloaded 10 000 times and you charge $.0.50 for each download, you can make $5000. [Continue reading…]

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How Does Affiliate Marketing Works?

affiliate-marketingSo you must have heard of affiliate marketing and people can make money being an affiliate. But what is it exactly and how it works? In this article I am going to share what affiliate marketing is and how it really works.

To make it really simple, I am going to share a real life example. I have launched BlogKori Academy which is an online coaching platform. My readers can join this course and learn from me through videos. My course is priced at $49-$99.

Now the thing is, in order to have more sales, I need to attract more students. My resources and reach is limited. So what I did was to offer an affiliate program. In this program someone can join as an affiliate (for free) and promote my course. When they make a sale, I will pay a percentage of the profit to that affiliate. This is called an affiliate commission.

I am using software so the sales tracking and commissions are managed automatically. So you see that this way I can reach more people and sell more. On the other hand my affiliate is making money by promoting my stuff.

It’s a win win situation for both of us. So this is how exactly affiliate marketing works. [Continue reading…]


Media.Net Makes It Easy For Publishers to Make Money from Their Website

media dot net logoIn search of a better ad network I found Media.Net. What so cool about this ad network is that it is run by the internet giants Yahoo and Bing. Yahoo is pumping it up with their publisher network while Bing has included their inventory of ads.

Together Media dot net is going to become the next big sensation in website monetization. Google Adsense is a tough program to get into and they can delete your account for no prior notice. Day by day google is getting picky about who they will accept. In search of a better alternative, all of the other ad providers perform too weak!

A good alternative to google adsense was AdBrite but they are closing down their doors soon. So few days ago I found out about the new Media.Net and I instantly requested an invite.

Media Dot Net is still not open for public and they are not giving access to everyone who knocks their door. To my surprise this new and robust ad platform approved my application and they also assigned a friendly person as my account manager.


I won’t say that it is an alternative to adsense; Media.Net is going to be a far better ad platform than the big G. After signing up I was impressed with their super easy interface and I instantly added the units to my blog. So I just added the units on my blog so nothing much I can say how well it may perform, but I have very high expectations for this. On the other hand this is a huge network so there are plenty of ads to showcase for almost every type of website.

For the payment methods I am happy they offer bank wire and PayPal payments. The minimum payment threshold is still unknown but I think this will be around 50 bucks or so.

If you have a blog or website, and want to monetize it, you can feel free to check them out and apply.


How to Use PayPal to Sell Ebooks from Your Blog & Make Money

PayPal LogoYou can make money from your blog without displaying ugly banner ads. When it comes to blogging and making money from it, maximum people would go crazy for adsense, pay per click ads, affiliate banners and put all sort of junk in their blogs. Adsense can be a good way to monetize your blog but it will pay few cents and take away your valuable visitors.

As an alternative you can easily monetize your blog and still keep the integrity of your blog. The solution is to sell ebooks from your blog.

In this article I will write how you can use your PayPal account to easily sell your digital ebook and make money from your blog. [Continue reading…]


Case Study: How to Start a Blog For Free and Make Money

Do you want to make money blogging? Then start a blog right now. Starting a blog is no brainer, with the help of popular and free blog platforms; you can create a blog in less than 5 minutes. But can you start a free blog and make money from it?

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Yes you can!

Who did this? I did. 5 years ago I started a blog on a free blogspot platform. I not just made money, I made a money making business out of it. I didn’t invest a single cent. Read my case study, [Continue reading…]


How to Get Referrals with Video Testimonials for Starting Your Career

How to Get Referrals with Quality Video Testimonials for Starting Your CareerLet me share my secret on how to get referrals (word of mouth clients) in freelance or any business you are in. Quality video testimonials will help you grow in your freelance career or any field you are operating. In this article I will write about how you can EARN quality video testimonials from your clients. This will help you when you are starting your career and teach you on how to get referrals.

I started back in 2009 in odesk and that website has a rating system. A scale from 1-5 stars, that gives a hint about the quality of a freelance worker. The more the stars is obviously better. As a part of the star rating system in odesk clients can write a short testimonial about the contractor (me)

This testimonial/feedback will help new clients to learn about the contractor and get you more referrals. As the feedback system had a positive impact because right now my rating is 4.97 stars (close enough) –it can also ruin your chances for getting work if you are receiving negative feedback.

Here are few tips I want to share for you to get better feedback and how to get referrals. This helped me boost my career as I was getting more and more business through word of mouth. Here take a look at the tips on how to get referrals in business.

Quality – Quality – Quality

This is How To Get Referrals in the First Place

Yes you hear it right. If you provide outstanding results, you will genuinely receive quality feedback. This is my only suggestion for how to get referrals. In my freelance work I [Continue reading…]


Niche Site Challenge 2 – Niche Selection for my Mini Authority Website

Niche site buildingNiche is a market you want to get into. When I started a blog, I had many options to choose and even blogging niche is so broad I could write on many different topics. But when building a mini site I am bound to just one topic because at most I will be writing 20 pages for this website.

A popular belief is to go for the niches that are popular or what we assume sell well. If I just name niche building and affiliate marketing, then the first thing that comes in my mind is the health market or even the weight loss market. Yet so many people dive into the pool and as a result there is so much competition. But in reality, most people I assume don’t know why they are here. That’s why 97% people fail in internet marketing. So that means only 3% of the websites/marketers out there in the weight lose industry that makes the most money.

My Niche Selection Disaster

When I first started niche site building, I went for a random market that I had no idea about. The market was pinball machines. These machines are huge and sell at $4000 price tag and only a few companies online sell them and have affiliate option. Such things are collectible items and about 30 years old. These pieces are grand fathers of arcade games. So I was hoping for a $200 commission per sale. As I had no idea about the product I went out and purchased a few quality reviews. I also spent money for building links. As months passed by I didn’t saw any sale. When I added a few pinball books and mini toys on the site that range $15-40, these sold a couple of times.

So the lesson is learned, offer a product that has a good entry level pricing people can afford. [Continue reading…]


Niche Website Challenge – Road to Passive Income

internet marketingHey everyone its Tamal. How are you? It’s been long time I haven’t been able to update you on what I am doing, so I owe you on this. In recent years I went into many different things and most of them involved me to work with web design clients and also working on personal projects.

Now I want to give you a quick update on what I been up to lately. Recently I have been partnered up with an USA based SEO company. I am building an online music promotion business called: Celebrity SEO. Lastly I am looking for building affiliate niche websites. Now the question is why niche websites? I want to build niche websites, mini authority websites so that these will make passive income on auto pilot.

Why Passive Income?

The reason is simple, I want to make money while I sleep or go on a vacation. In the last couple of years I made a good deal of money being a freelancer. But I soon realized that my income is tied with my ability to work. This is why for a long time I am trying to build passive income systems using internet marketing.

My Failures

On the internet we get to see so many people share their success stories but there is hardly any people share their story of failure. I am pursuing niche websites for 2 years for now and failed many times. One thing is sure, building niche websites require a good deal of cash flow and you will end up paying more money and hardly make anything. As a reason last year I had to face many ups and downs in my online work due to the trial and errors. I will write in another post about my past failures. [Continue reading…]


How to Make Money for Stay at Home Moms

So many moms email me that they are busy with their household work or with their kids they cannot take a day job, so is there any good ways to how to make money for stay at home moms? I thought about it lot and figured out staying at home and working online is actually the best combination you can have for a successful web business.

How to Make Money for Stay at Home Moms

So here you go the highly anticipated guide on how to make money for mommies:

Moms Can Make Money as a Freelancer

There is a huge advantage of working as a freelancer, mostly because you can stay at home and can set your own working hours. You don’t have to give a full 8 hour shift every day. Just give it a few hours here, few hours there and you are cool. Maybe you have to take a break and attend your kids; your work will be inside your computer and no boss to shout at you. There are many freelance market places that you can take advantage of. Such website that I recommend is odesk. Lots of stay at home mammas like you work there and get weekly payments through paypal, direct bank deposit, wire transfer and many more.

Moms Can Make Money as a FreelancerOne benefit for working as a freelancer is that you will be able to get in communication with a real person as your employer. You may have to talk with him/her on the skype, phone, through email and instant messages that will never make you feel bored.

But what you can do on a freelance marketplace, anything and everything that has a genuine demand. You can work as a technical staff, system administrator, web designer (like I do) graphic designer, consultant etc. You choose what you do, when you do, how much you get paid and whom you should work with. There are other freelance websites to try. If odesk seems very crowded then you may also try Elance. If you love working with others and setting your own work hours, then freelancing is the way to make a lot of money for mothers.

Setup a Product Review Website to Make Money Online

This path is a bit time consuming but when you start to see the money coming, it will generate by itself on auto pilot.

Setup a Product Review Website to Make Money Online

What you have to do is to find a product that you love and then find an affiliate program related to it. The best products that sell well are the ones that you personally like to use. Take a look at your dressing table or even your bathroom, I bet you will find at least 10 beauty care products at any given time. These women related products sell well and there are plenty of ladies out there who must be looking for an honest review before they can buy.

Setup a website dedicated to a single product. If the setting up of a website seems too much technical for you, then feel free to download my free guide on setting up a website (it should be on the sidebar on the top right area) Write some honest reviews about the products you are selling. You can also write some tips which will be helpful for everyone. You may also give them tip on where to buy and how to save money. Write at least 10 posts and over time you will see some targeted buyers hitting your site.

Now find an affiliate network that sells these products. Try searching on amazon. Amazon has a good affiliate system in which you can register and sell these products for a 4% commission. The beauty of this system is that you can setup this site, promote it and forget it when it is starting to attract leads. Then you can setup even more websites on other products. This is method that moms can make money from the internet.

Mommies Can Write a Blog and Sell Paid Reviews

Writing a blog takes more time than any other things. So many people will say that you can start a blog today and start to make money from the next day but it is not. In real it takes a lot of time to build a blog, build the hungry audience and the reputation so that you can monetize it. You may start a blog for your own sake. Think about the things that inspire or motivate you. Think about the things that you love or always wanted to do. Such things can be playing violin, writing poetry or making delicious dishes. Think about how you can help other people with your knowledge.

Take an example on a hair dressing blog. This blog will teach people how they can color or cut their hair on their own; or how to make new styles or how to care your hair etc. Think about a topic that will let you write forever. You will never run out of topic. It takes time to build momentum and once you have it you can offer paid advertisements. There is a site called Social Spark. It lets you choose different products and services and write them about on your blog. In return you make money for every paid review.

Moms, Sell an Ebook to Make Money Online

This is one of the classic ways to make money and one method that works till this date. You write an ebook and sell it. Remember I told about writing a blog. Instead of making your content public, restrict it to only the people who purchase it. It can be a how to guide, secret information or even a romance novel. Ebooks are easy to publish and you can publish one from your computer. It’s that simple. I will write an in depth article on how you can easily create an ebook.

Pregnant Mom, Sell an Ebook to Make Money Online

Then when you have your ebook, sell it on your website. You can setup a payment processor like PayPal or ClickBank to accept credit cards. There are many other online market places you can sell; one site I can point you to is It takes a small registration charge and then you can sell your book for the rate you choose. It will take an initial effort to sell your first few copies, but once you are done, it will start rolling. That’s a surefire way for work at home moms to make money online.

So that was 4 Great Ways on How to Make Money for Stay at Home Moms. Moms, do let me know how this article was. Everyone else, do leave a comment on this post what you think of the methods I outlined. Do mention this post on twitter, facebook, digg and others if you find this helpful.


How To Earn Money With A Blog -A Get Started Guide

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Most newbie bloggers get frustrated on how to make money with a blog, or at first they want to know on how to get started online? At this point, I can point you out this article on beginners guide for blogging. But the question is still active: How can I build a blog and start making money from it?

The answer is clear, you can’t earn money from the very first day of blogging. It may take 6-12 months or even 36 months. Or you may never ever make money from blogging at all.. feeling disappointing? You can’t make money with a blog alone and blog is just a medium of connecting to the world. Here’s what my bright, money making blogger friend said,

There is a big myth behind this question. Many people think that you can create a blog and start making money auto-magically. That’s not truth, in fact you cannot make  money just “blogging”…

…A blog doesn’t make money by itself, it is just a channel, a tool that can help you to sell and earn money…  ~MrJavo on this interview

Think about a niche

Think like your blog as a radio station/ TV channel or a newspaper. The type of content you will produce will attract the sort of audience. For an example, blogkori it self is about blogging & money making tips for beginners. New people who are willing to start a blog/ website and looking for online earning will be more interested in reading blogkori.

The type of content will send a specific targeted people to your blog from a specific age level, level of participation and level of spending/ buying/ investing capability.

The best niche for blogs are technology, news and entertainment. Try to build a blog about technology related topics because techy  people are much more internet savvy and they love to promote content. Tech related posts are easy to market and a majority of people love these kind of blogs.

Start a blog with a free/ paid platform

Now that you know what you are going to cover, start a blog. You can start a blog using blogger or can go for a self hosted wordpress blog. Either way you now have a baby blog. Write 10-20 headlines on your topic and start posting 200-300 word articles. Don’t put too much effort on your early posts because you are still learning. Post one article every day. Wait at least 10 days or 10 posts before you can jump for your blog promotion.

Solve a problem with 5-10 articles

You can’t just write random articles on a daily basis. What you have to do is to provide a solution on your blog. You have to guide people from point A to point B. For an example, you have a blog about “computer assembling tips.” Write few posts where you had covered all of the basic fundamentals from how to install a motherboard, installing processor, RAM and finally how to boot the computer. Here, you have to focus that, people love complete solutions. They will bookmark your blog for further reading in the future.

Start promotion your new blog

When you have at least one complete solution on your blog, start using word of mouth (free promotion) for getting new people to your blog. Paid traffic is not a better option at this level. Go to facebook, twitter, myspace and promote your blog. Ask your friends to put a link/ banner of your blog on their sites. Put your website URL on email signatures, profiles and other places your visit. Comment on relevant blogs/ websites and leave your link.

Sign up for google adsense

Google adsense is the yet most easiest option to monetize your blog. But it won’t provide you instant cash. Sign up for adsense and create two or three ad spots. Place one ad spot on top, one on the sidebar and last one on the bottom. You can also go for no ads and wish to keep your new visitors on your site for longer because each adsense click generate low revenue.

Use affiliate marketing for your blog

Sign up for any affiliate network like PepperJam or ClickBank and search for some great products on your niche. Pick up at most 3 products (for now) and cloak the affiliate links. Write a good post about the product you are promoting and put your affiliate link on it. Put the links on your sidebar as plain links ~no fancy banners.

Use paid review to make money for blog

Another way of great money making is using paid review sites. Sign up for a list of paid review sites and get started on money making. Pick up reviews that are related to your niche to get more SEO benefits even from your paid posts. Most paid review sites requires your site to become 1 month old, so wait before your blog becomes at least one month older.

Promote your other business

The main goal of your blog could be promoting your main business that earns you money. Try to build a profile on your blog and build a section describing your work and what you provide. Business people write about things they sell and it’s a great way to attract new leads.

Have your say

Do you make money with a blog/ website? How do you earn money online? Are you looking for starting a profitable online asset? Please share a few tips about your journey.