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Day: February 8, 2019

How to Make $100 a Day With Goal Setting

When most people start an online business, they know that they want to make money online. However, most people don’t take the time to figure out what their goal really is. Are you hoping to make enough money to quit a regular job, or just have enough extra money to pay a few bills and take an extra vacation now and then? Determining what you really want out of your online business is the first step in finding out what it takes to be a successful online business owner.

Making money online is not easy

With the large number of online businesses popping up each day, many people have taken that attitude that making money online is easy and doesn’t take a lot of work. The truth is that the majority of online businesses fail primarily because of this attitude. Running an online business is a great way to make money, but just like any other business, it requires that you think and act like a business owner. This means that you must wake up each day with specific plans in mind for your business. It also means working smarter, not harder.

But it can get easy if you break some things down

Decide how much money you would like to make each day. Then, figure out what your website needs to do to generate that much money. For example, if you want to make $100 per day, and you sell $10 items, you need to make ten sales each day. Then, take it a step further- what do you need to do to get ten sales? Do you need to get ten visitors to your site? One hundred? The answer will depend on your site, your product, and what you need to do to make sales. Once you understand what it takes to make money, you have the beginnings of a marketing strategy.

Now that you have a plan to make the money you want to earn, start thinking about how you will bring visitors to your site to make purchases:

  • Should you work on SEO strategies to ensure your page shows up at the top of web page rankings?
  • Do you need to create fresh content that will bring in new visitors and keep your old visitors coming back for more?
  • Have you used enough advertising strategies to drive highly targeted visitors to your site?

There are many great resources available that can teach you how to bring in the hits you need. Remember that part of being a successful business owner is understanding your industry and doing the research it takes to make sure you are at the top of your game.

Once you have a goal and a strategy in place, it is time to start measuring your progress. Are you earning the money that you need to meet your goals? If not, reassess what you are doing and try some new strategies. Remember that your business must keep evolving if you are hoping to remain …

oDesk Frauds – How to Avoid Losing Precious Time and Money on Freelance Writing Sites

Scams and frauds are among the most common concerns of both employers and freelancers who work on freelance writing sites like oDesk or Elance. Getting scammed on Elance, Guru.com or oDesk is a distinct possibility, even if these freelancing websites have systems in place which protect honest people from getting conned by unscrupulous individuals.

One of the reasons for which people are being fooled by freelance scams is the complexity of freelancing sites like oDesk. For some, there are simply too many options to set, too many things to watch for, and so on. oDesk has a comprehensive system in place to avoid frauds. Their motto is Verified Work – Guaranteed Payment , but unfortunately even their escrow system can not completely protect people from falling victims to shrewd individuals.

If you're a contractor, here are a few tips to avoid falling victim to oDesk scams:

  1. If you're working hourly , you're pretty much safe. The escrow system of oDesk (or Elance and Guru) guarantees that you are paid, as long as you're working on what you were supposed to, you're billing the time in the dedicated application (oDesk Team), and you're justifying your work with memos. A memo is a simple description of what you are doing at a specific moment. Eg: Writing article about oDesk scams or Completing landing page for website. It's a good idea to be sure about memos … you never know when a bad situation can develop.
  2. Most oDesk scam attempts appear when working on fixed fee projects . Actually, oDesk specifically asks you to confirm that you understand the risks of working on fixed fee projects, before applying to such jobs. In fixed fee projects, you do not have any guarantees about when or if you will receive your money.
  3. Check the employer's feedback – when you apply for a job on freelance sites, you can see the history of the employers – check their overall rating, and read the comments of fellow freelancers, who worked with the employer before. If you spot something suspicious, or many negative comments, it's a sign that you're dealing with a bad employer or a downright scam attempt.
  4. If the employer is new, consider the job offer – when you are offered lots of money to do a simple thing, think thoroughly why that happens. It may mean that the employer is inexperienced or naive, but sometimes it can be a lure set by a fraudster.
  5. Ask for upfront or milestone payments – a small upfront fee paid by the employer may be a sign of good faith, but many employers dislike upfront payments, because they are too afraid of oDesk scams. Another option, suitable for long-term fixed-fee jobs is to negotiate a schedule of milestone payments (partial payments), as the project advances.
  6. Communicate only via the freelance site – oDesk and Elance have their own messaging systems, which is usually enough to communicate with an employer. To be extra cautious, you should only communicate with the