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Five Ways You Can Earn Money From Your Laptop

The internet has given everyday people like you and me the opportunity to be able to literally earn money straight from our laptops.

It’s true, as long as you have an internet connection then you can earn an income stream from your laptop.

Imagine that for a second.

You could work anywhere in the world and not be tied to any location. You really would have the ultimate freedom.

This post is going to outline five ways in which you can make this possible.

#1 Affiliate Marketing

The affiliate marketing model is great because you can get started straight away as you do not need any products of your own. The beauty of affiliate marketing is you are able to sell other people’s products and for that, they will give you a commission.

Now, it depends largely on the products you are selling as to what level of commission you will earn. Platforms like Amazon allow you to promote and sell anything on their site and the commissions range from 2% to 10%.

Amazon is great for marketers who want to build a long term affiliate business on a passive scale. What I mean by that is that they usually build businesses that run themselves after a while.

For example, a niche website that offers reviews of products. This is a typical example of what a successful Amazon affiliate marketer would do.

There are plenty of other affiliate options though.

You could promote digital products.

These come with much higher rewards because the overheads are far lower. A digital product only needs to be created once and it can be sold thousands of times over.

So, naturally the product owners will offer higher commissions.

Sites like Clickbank and JVZoo have digital products in their marketplace that even offer 100% commissions. Meaning you will be credited with the full price of the sale.

But most of the time a 50% commission is common, so promote a $100 product and you will earn $50 for EVERY SALE you make.

The way it is set up is you are given a special and unique link that you can share. When people click on this link the trackers know it is your link and any subsequent sales are therefore credited to you.

The best way to really scale this way of making money from your laptop is to build your own email list. Once you have a list of email subscribers you can send them affiliate offers via email.

So, let’s say you have an email list of 1000 subscribers.

With a 10% open rate.

This means that you could send an affiliate product offer to your email list and even if only 3% of the 10% who actually open the emails go on the buy the product you would make 3 sales every email you send.

So, going back to our $50 commission product that would be a nice $150 you would make from sending ONE email.

That’s the really amazing power of affiliate marketing.

#2 Freelance Web Design

Long gone are the days of having to learn years and years of code to be able to develop and build a website.

There are so many drag and drop builders now on the market that practically anyone can create a decent looking website.

I am not downgrading the industry at all and there are still plenty of skills involved but it has become a lot easier and this is also good news for freelancers looking to get into the industry.

web designer at work

WordPress, Squarespace, and Wix are three website builders that once you get to grips with the basics are all suitable and practical to build great-looking websites.

For a basic 5-page website for a local business that consists of a Home page, About page, Services, Contact and a Blog you could charge at least $1000.

Once you get to grips with it you could quite easily knock one of these websites up for a client in a matter of days.

Land yourself two clients a month and that’s $2000 a month for about one week’s work if you are organised.

There are upsells and monthly contracts you can get with this too.

For example, you could self-host the client websites on your server space and offer a monthly maintenance program.

All websites need updating and a little bit of TLC now and again to make sure they are still optimised and running smoothly.

This is really not a lot of work for the freelancer. Maybe just ten minutes per site per month is all you need to do.

For this though you could charge $50 a month on top of the cost for the initial build.

Once you land ten clients that’s another $500 per month coming in each and every month.

When a company or individual has a website, it’s very unusual for them to get rid of it as it will be bringing them in business for years to come and they will offset the costs of running in into their business costs which is good news for you.

#3 Print on Demand

Over the last five years of so Print On Demand (POD) websites have really sprung up in large. This business model is essentially aimed at people who have a small eye for design.

You see, with POD sites you are able to list your designs on things like T-Shirts, Hoodies, Mugs, Phone Cases, and other merchandise and you can then sell them and get a cut of the sale price.

With POD you hold no inventory, you do not have to do any packing or shipping, you do not deal with any customer questions nor do you have to deal with any customer returns.

print on demand t-shirts

Your job is to come up with designs and get your products seen.

It is great model for that.

There are many companies that offer print on demand these days such as Amazon Merch, Printify, Teespring, Sunfrog among many others.

So, a bit like the affiliate marketing model this is the same.

You design a T-shirt say, promote it and share it around on social media and if you make some sales the company will print it and dispatch it for you.

And you collect the commissions.

Sounds good hey?

It really is.

If you are into design then check out Print On Demand – it could change your life.

#4 Kindle Publishing Author

Amazon has also gifted us with the ability to become self-published authors in recent times too. This opportunity is great for anyone who fancies themselves as a writer.

In fact, you don’t even need to write the book yourself. More on that later.

But for now, lets say you are happy to write the books yourself.

Amazon Kindle is an amazing platform which will allow you to publish your work and sell it via the Kindle program.

So, these will be digital copies of your book.

Again, create something once and sell it over and over. Sound familiar?

These books do not have to be the next War and Peace either. You can literally write a series of short stories on just about anything that has an audience.

So, categories like Romance, Sci-Fi, Crime etc do really well here.

A series of short stories work well as they can get people “hooked” so after they have purchased the first book the author can leave them hanging for more so they can go on to buy the other ones in the series.

Kindle books do not just have to be fiction stories either. You can also write non-fiction books on just about any topic.

A short 20,000 word book can sell for $5.99 leaving you with up to 60% commission for each sale.

Again, like the Merch above, imagine if you have a small portfolio of 10 books each selling one copy a day.

short stories on kindle

Before you know it you would have a nice side income stream.

Now, I mentioned above that you do not even need to do the writing yourself.

You can outsource this part. Head over to one of the many freelance websites and put a listing outlining the requirements of your book and see if any freelancers come forward with a pitch.

After this you can negotiate a price and they can start the work for you.

Once delivered you can either assign your name to the book or go with a pen name (as many authors do).

Covers are crucial with Kindle books, arguably one of the most important factors in sales.

These are what gets the customer initially clicking on the book to see if they want to buy it or not. So, do not scrimp here. Make sure you have great looking covers, again you can outsource this work if you are not set up to do it yourself.

#5 Day Trading

The fifth and final method I would like to talk about is day trading. You can trade stocks, Forex markets or Crypto markets daily for profits if you know what you are doing.

However, it is worth treading with caution here if you have no experience. Most traders actually go on to lose money in the markets.

But, those with a solid staking plan, a good investment strategy, and a firm discipline can go on to make a very healthy income stream indeed.

day trading

There are many apps and websites now that offer trading services. Gone are the days where you need to hire a broker to get your funds in place.

Websites like eToro or Trading 212 offer commission free trading with very little minimum entry points so you can get started with very little risk to your money.

When I say little risk, I mean you do not have to deposit large sums to get started. There is always risks with ANY form of trading and Forex, stocks or Crypto trading is no different.

You should start off with a practice account first to get yourself familiar with the process.

Learn the absolute basics before you ever go on to using your real money.

When you get up to a decent standard and your confidence is high you can make a very handsome amount each day. It is possible for day traders to make up to $1000 per day.

There is so much money exchanged each day in the markets that you only have to extract a tiny amount to become a very successful day trader.

Look out for highly volatile stocks that move each day. This is where you can strike.

If you want some more insights into trading then check out SP Syphon which can help you prosper in this highly exciting side hustle – or even a very lucrative full-time income if you really want to scale it!

The Six Figure Email & Book Business

In this article you will be shown how to build a six figure business using simple emails and eBooks.

The concept is pretty basic in its approach but do not let that fool you, this is an incredibly profitable and powerful business model if implemented correctly.

If you read my other article: How This One Thing You Do Every Day Can Make You A Lot Of Money, you will know how profitable writing can be. In this article I will show you how creating a simple eBook can grow into a six figure a year business.

The email and book business is also known as the one book funnel. It requires writing one book which you either sell or give away in exchange for an email address. 

If the book is being sold for a low price of £4.99 (as an example) then at the point of purchase you will offer other higher priced items as part of the book funnel.

If you are giving the book away you may try and offer another product for purchase but normally you do that later via email.

The whole idea behind this business is that you build an email list of people who are interested in learning more about what it is that you are offering. 

Filter Out The Wheat From The Chaff

The people on the list need to be niche specific. When I say niche specific, think of it like this; if you were a food stall owner intending to sell vegan food, you would need to have an audience of people who are either vegan or interested in vegan food. 

You wouldn’t want to try and sell venison burgers to vegans or vegetarians nor would you want to try and sell tofu burgers to die hard meat eaters.

It would be futile to even attempt it. You wouldn’t make any money if you tried to sell your products to people who didn’t want them or appreciate them.

You need to have an audience which is congruent with what you are selling.

The reason for this is that you will create a funnel of products which you will promote via email to the people who have bought your book. Products which are relevant to the content of your book.

One of the best ways to get a list of niche specific people is to sell the book. When you give a book away for free, you get a lot of freebie seekers and tire kickers who are curious to see what your book is all about. 

There is nothing wrong with that, but you will end up with an email list with a lot of people who have no intention of buying from you which could cost you money in autoresponder fees.

You do not want people who are not interested in buying from you. They are cold leads and trying to turn them into buyers is hard work, if not impossible. Whereas if you sell your book, those who have bought it have an interest in what you have to say other than simple curiosity. 

They have made the conscious decision to hand money over to see what it is that you are sharing. This means that they are warm leads. They choose to know more and it is likely that they will buy from you again. 

It is far easier to sell to someone who has already bought a product off you than it is to try and sell something to someone who hasn’t.

You need warm leads for this business.

It Is A Lot Easier To Start A Six Figure Business Than You Think

The whole process isn’t really hard in practice. The ebook is easy to write. The landing page/sales page is easy to create using web builders like WordPress and the delivery of your product is done via an email autoresponder like Aweber.

This whole process has built many six and seven figure businesses. The business itself is an information publishing business focusing on email as the main marketing tool.

That and the one book funnel. The funnel is a series of offers which are either shown to the book buyer at the time of buying such as a one time offer or as an offer bump, or they are promoted later to the book buyer via a series of emails.

The person who has handed money over for your book has shown an interest in what you have to teach and so they will very likely be interested in buying your other products which complement and enhance the content in the book.

The One Book Business Card

The book which you sell is like a business card but a thousand times better. It doesn’t just have your name and contact details on it, it has important information, case studies and stories showcasing your skills and knowledge.

It helps build a rapport with your reader and shows them that you know what you claim to know and that you can do what you say you can do. These books are a great way to find clients and sell your services and products.

Even without a book funnel, one book can generate a lot of work and help bring in clients if you are a service provider. If you sell products, one book can make sales for you even when you are sleeping.

Build a funnel which incorporates other products and you have a greater chance of building a six figure a year business. People have done it in a few months of launching their book funnel. I am not going to say that this happens a lot to everyone. It is a rare occurrence but it has been known.

The Offer Bumps And One Time Offer

When you build a funnel for your one book you should add offer bumps and a one time offer at the point of sale. When a person is going through the process of paying for your book, they should be shown one or several other products which go with the book.

For example; if you are selling a book on How To Make Money As A Freelance Writer Starting Today, you could offer them a second PDF product The Freelance Writers Client Getting Checklist for £7. 

This could then be followed by another PDF product such as The Fastest Way To Find High Paying Clients at a price of £47 and then to finish off, you could offer them a one time only offer of a 1 hour video case study called How I Attracted £30,000 Worth Of Client Work In 24 Hours priced at £97.

If one person who bought your book at £4.99 went on to buy all of the other products, you have then generated a total of £155.99.

Not everyone who buys your book is going to buy any of the offers you show them at the time of buying, however, you only need a small percentage to buy to push your profits up.

If you had 2,000 people buy your book and only 1% of those people bought any of your other products, you have 20 people giving you more money which could soon add up.

If you were selling the book alone, you would only have 2,000 people paying you £4.99 but with a funnel you will generate more money from that sale. We haven’t even discussed the even higher priced items you will promote to your growing list of book buyers.

Keeping with the freelance writing theme, those who have bought your book How To Make Money As A Freelance Writer Starting Today and found it useful and really want to work as a freelance writer, may purchase a higher priced item.

Such as an online training course at £1,997 or even a £10,000 done for you package where the book author and his team find them clients who will pay them £10,000 or more each month.

Imagine now having 25 people pay you £1,997 and 3 people paying you £10,000 for your done for you service?

Now you have an additional £79,925 to add to the income generated from your other product sales. All of which has come from the same advertising spend.

The Book Pays For The Advertising

You shouldn’t expect the book itself to make you any money, the book sales should pay for the advertising you run to drive people to your books sales page.

It is possible that the actual money earned from the book sales itself could be a loss when compared to the money spent on adverts.

It is the offer bumps and the one time offer which pushes the income up and turns a loss into a profit. One you are at break-even or running at a profit, you can then ramp up your advertising and send more people to your book and make more sales.

The more people who buy your book means that you are growing a bigger email list which means that you get the opportunity to promote your other more expensive products to more people.

The Automated Email Follow Up Sequence

Now that you have a growing email list, more people will be exposed to your automatic email follow up sequence which they will be added to when they buy.

This is where you set up a series of emails which are sent out each day. The sequence is usually between 7 and 30 emails. You can add more if you wish. Each email goes out 1 or 2 days after the previous one and will all have further useful information regarding the niche topic your book is about.

They will also give the buyers another chance to buy the offer bumps and maybe even the one time offer – cheeky I know but who says you cannot offer it to buyers again? It isn’t on sale to the general public.

You will also send out regular broadcast emails when you are ready to launch your higher priced items if they are not already lined up in your follow up sequence. This is where the big numbers can come in. And remember, this list was built from the initial book sales. 

The advertising costs which were originally at a loss are now about to be responsible for a wave of cash into your bank account when people buy your higher priced items.

Instead of 25 people buying your £1,997 product in the earlier example,you now might have 50, 75 or more and instead of 3 people paying you £10,000 for you to find them high paying clients, you could have 7, 11 or even 18. 

Imagine having over 100 people paying you £1,997 and 18 people paying you £10,000. It is doable. 

Your income now has gone flying past the six figure mark.

All from selling one book.

You can if you wish, write another book, create other products and set up another funnel to run alongside your first book funnel.

With most of the products being either PDFs and online video with adverts sending them to sales pages which take automatic payments, a funnel runs automatically and only needs managing.

How This One Thing You Do Every Day Can Make YOU A Lot Of Money

Are you looking for a way to make six figures or more a year?

Or maybe you are just looking at making a few thousand a month without a lot of hard work.

In this report, I am going to tell you about one way to make money which has been around for centuries and is one of the best, if not THE best way to make money.

This has turned regular people into millionaires, multi-millionaires and even some into billionaires.

People look for all kinds of ways to make money and many methods require a lot of hard physical work which has to be repeated to make more money. 

This method does not require a lot of hard work nor does it need to be repeated. You see, this method of making money generally requires doing the bulk of the work just once. 

Once the work has been completed, it can keep on generating money for months and years after. Sometimes the work can still be making money decades after it was finished.

So what is it that I am referring to?

I am referring to…

The Written Word!

Writing is incredibly profitable yet very few people actually realise it.

It is something which nearly everyone does at least once a day. Even if it is to write a status on Facebook or Instagram, most people do some form of writing each day. It is one of the easiest things a person can do, and it can be one of the most profitable things a person can do.

I am not necessarily talking about becoming an author like JK Rowling or Roald Dahl, even though they are a perfect example of how a collection of written words can still sell books years and decades after they have been finished.

You do not need to be the next Stephen King or James Patterson to make money from writing.  You do not need to be brilliant at creating movies in people’s minds. 

You can quite easily make a tonne of money simply writing a book teaching or explaining in great deal a subject which people want to know about. This is known as information publishing… and it can be incredibly profitable.

How Publishing Information Puts Pounds In Your Pocket

Humans like to learn. In fact, as a species it is vital that we learn. It is how we as a species and a society evolve. Individually, learning is what takes us from being hungry to being fed, from being cold to being warm, from being vulnerable to being secure and from being poor to being wealthy.

Education and learning takes us to places we would not normally go.

And today, the majority of the learning is done via the written word. People learn by reading books, manuals, newsletters and papers. They can be physical books and manuals or they can be online digital versions like eBooks and PDFs.

The written word is powerful. Do the writing once and get paid over and over again.

Even if people learn via a video and not a book, the script was probably written and the video may include subtitles. The written word is the number one way to teach and communicate.

At The Beginning There Was A Word, And That Word Was…

You will no doubt be thinking that there is more to this business than just writing words and that it cannot be that simple. You are both right… and wrong.

You see, a written book or manual can make you money, but an unwritten one cannot. 

Yes you will need to add your book to a website or a merchant site like Amazon. And yes you will need to create a payment button and you will need to send people to your books sales page. But they are all relatively easy to do, but without a book, they will not make you any money.

Things like book covers, sales letter pages and advertising can be done by other people later once the book or manual is written. But always remember, it is the written word which makes the money.

It is the information inside the book and the words written on the sales page which will generate the money. 

And believe it or not, writing a book is incredibly easy to do too. Far easier than your probably first thought.

You can write the bulk of the book by talking into your phone and using software or a transcription service to convert your spoken words into written text. When you have a document full of transcription, you can edit away and craft a book the same way a sculptor chips away at stone to create a statue.

There are people who have written a book within a week and have it online making sales the week after. If a person can write a book in a week, then technically they could write 52 books in a year.

Obviously I am not taking into consideration the research required, tiredness and writers fatigue but, there is no reason why a person cannot write a new book each month and have 12 new titles for sale in one year.

The Six Figure Book Business

Now imagine that you priced your books at £9.99 each – which is a very respectful price for an information book, you can sell them for a lot more – and that you sold just three copies of each book a day.

You would earn £131,268.60 in one year. (If all 12 books were available at the same time)

3 x 12 = 36 x £9.99 = £359.64 x 365 = £131,268.60

Obviously, not all of your books will sell 3 copies each and every day. Some may sell more and some may go a day or two without selling any copies. But the possibility is there.

When your books are written and online, then they can be bought. If they are not written there is nothing to buy and the possibility to make money is not there.

A collection of Roald Dahl‘s popular children’s books.

Once you have written a book you start another. So after one year and 12 books online, a new year means 12 more books. After two years you now have 24 books online all priced at £9.99.

Or, if you prefer, you can build an email list of people who are interested in a specific topic and build a book funnel. That will ramp up your potential to make six figures without having to write 12 or more books.

You can learn more about that here: The Six Figure Email & Book Business.

Work Once, Sell Forever

It is vitally important that you know and remember this, when you create an information product like a book, you do the work once and get paid over and over again.

Unlike a builder who gets paid for building a house and then needs to build another house to earn more money. A person who writes a book or creates an information product only has to make the product once and they can be paid selling that same one product for many years to come.

People still buy books by Stephen King, J K Rowling, Dr Seuss, Roald Dahl and James Patterson many years after they were first released.

The Power Of Multiple Income Streams

When you have one product or book written, you start another one. You are then creating a second income stream. We know that rich people are wealthy because they create multiple income streams. 

Instead of having just the one monthly income coming in like an employee who works for a wage, the wealthy person has several incomes coming. And they will not be wage based either.

They will have it set up so that they are earning money on autopilot. Books and information products are like that. When you have a portfolio of books all selling a few copies each day, you have multiple income streams.

Imagine you have a book making £500 each month in sales. £500 itself isn’t a lot. I doubt it will cover all of your living costs and it certainly won’t keep the wolves from the door as the saying goes.

But what if you had 5 books all earning £500 a month?

You are now earning £2,500 a month. And you do not need to do a full month’s graft to earn it either.

You could quite easily be making sales while taking a pleasant stroll through a park or enjoying coffee and cake at your favourite high street coffee shop.

One Letter From Retirement: Earn A Year’s Wage In One Week

There are many ways you can make a lot of money with the written word. One of the most profitable ways to make a lot of money which does not require you to write a lot of books is to write sales letters. You can write your own sales letters for your own information products or you can write them for other people and be paid for them.

To learn how you can make more than a year’s wage writing just one sales letter – which will be needed to sell your own books – check out One Letter From Retirement.