So you’ve had enough of the drudgery of coming to your office daily, the hustle and bustle of commuting, and all the stress you get from working nine to five. You want financial freedom. You want an ideal work-life balance. You’ve decided to become an internet entrepreneur. [Read more…]
Social media is more of a time suck than a moneymaker for most people, but not you. You know that with a little research and a lot of hard work, you can make social media work for you. It’s a brave new world out there, and technology has forever revolutionized the way we socialize, shop and, most importantly, make money.
If you’re ready to take your blog to the next level, here are tips for making your Instagram account one of your best moneymakers. [Read more…]
You’ve always wanted to live the internet lifestyle and build a steady stream of online income. Every successful blogger you’ve read recommends creating your own products and focusing on building an online business instead of just being a freelancer.
But unfortunately, the law makers in the European Union have just made digital product selling much more difficult. If you are selling digital products from your website and have customers from the EU then you need to be aware of the tax rule changes in the EU and how they will impact you. [Read more…]
And all you need is a blog with an RSS feed. Amazon has opened their platform to bloggers with a US bank account. Defining yet another way to make money through blogging, Amazon allows blog publishers to keep 30% of the income generated from blog subscriptions on their Kindle reader. That’s roughly USD 0.60 cents per subscriber per month if it costs USD 1.99 to subscribe your blog.
To sign up, you will need a separate account from your regular Amazon account. This service is still in Beta, so we’re bound to see some changes in the rates in the future. Of course, subscribing to feeds should be free (because it is free everywhere else), yet we’re also interested to see how this new business model develops for Amazon and bloggers.
We do wish that this service opens up to the rest of the world, as it alienates non-US based bloggers who want a hack at monetizing this new platform. It is indeed a sad reality that the Kindle isn’t available outside the USA in the same way that buying intellectual properties such as audiobooks, eBooks and music from Amazon (and iTunes) is very much restricted. Maybe it is time for a second version of the Florence Agreement?
Dave Winer wrote a rebuttal to Daniel Lyons’ piece on the latter’s hanging of the blogging pajamas. “There’s no money in blogs.” says Lyons. Winer on the other hand says there is — he just made 2 million:
So when I told you I made over $2 million with this blog, why did you immediately look for ads? I can save you the trouble — there aren’t any. And in the 12 years this blog has been here there has never been an ad on this blog. With a caveat, unless you count me talking about my products. Because I do talk about my products here. I try to stay as balanced as I can, but of course I tilt toward the positive. I have a bias — I wouldn’t have made the products if I didn’t think they were good. But like all people with real products I know they’re not perfect, sometimes they’re imperfect, and I try to be honest about that. [quote]