There are dozens of sites popping up for people who want to buy and sell minigigs online and the newest contender is Eighterr.com. You’re probably already familiar with sites like Fiverr and Fourer where, oddly enough, minigigs cost $5 and $4 respectively. And yes, you’re safe in assuming that minigigs at Eighterr.com cost $8. But even at $8 that’s a pretty low price. How is anybody making money selling these cheap minigigs online?
Let’s take a look at the sellers first. Some sellers are only in it for pocket change but serious sellers are discovering the benefits of using these minigig sites to build their business.
Sites like Eighterr.com handle their own promotion so you automatically have traffic coming in to see your gigs. And it’s not like the other freelancing sites where you have to compete with other providers. The buyers see your gig and they either buy it or they don’t. There is no negotiation of prices – it’s $8, take it or leave it.
A smart seller looking to use Eighterr.com to build his business will create 2 types of gigs. The first will be minigigs that be completed quickly and with very little effort – because there’s very little profit to be made on an $8 sale. The second might be a gig that he’d normally charge more than $8 for but it’s a great way to attract some new business.
A smart seller will also have more to offer than these little $8 minigigs and he’ll include an upsell offer when he delivers his gig. Think of these little minigigs online as a way to get samples of your work into the hands of a tightly targeted audience. And when you deliver you need to let them see what you really have to offer.
Buyers can use these sites to their advantage, too. They’re a great resource for outsourcing some of your more tedious tasks, such as article writing or blog commenting or Tweeting. And you’d be surprised at some of the talent you’ll find on these sites. Never assume that just because someone is willing to work for $8 they must be an inexperienced idiot. Some of these smart sellers are making thousands of dollars a month.
The only real downside to these sites is that the site keeps a portion of each sale. On Fiverr.com the site owners keep $1 from each $5 gig, which means the seller only actually makes $4 per gig. The owners of Eighterr.com however understand that to be knows as an authority site they need to attract top-quality sellers. To that end, they also only keep $1 per sale. But since the sale is $8 total, that means the seller is making $7 per sale at Eighterr.com.
There are a lot of buys and sellers both making lots of money with these minigigs online. The key is to make sure you can complete the transaction fast enough to make it worth your while and profitable.
With our current job market crisis and our economic turmoil, people are finding innovative ways to earn money. If you have been laid off from your job, or are a stay-at-home mom who wants to supplement the family income, you can often earn an excellent and quick income selling items on eBay.
There are many common items you can sell on eBay and profit from. Items that with a little effort will create an income for you that can be just as plentiful, if not more, than you’d earn in the traditional workforce.
And the fantastic thing about making money on eBay is that it requires very little outlay of initial expenditure to get started. Furthermore, any profits you do make can then be reinvested back into your fledgling eBay selling business to further expand your product range and its potential to generate more income.
If you want to try you hand at starting an eBay selling business, the first thing you’ll want to do is sign up for a free eBay account. That’s pretty simple to do directly from their website and you’ll be able to get setup in just a few minutes.
You can then start by setting up auctions for some of the things you have lying around the house.
For instance, if you have older kids and have packed away nice clothes that they can no longer fit into; you can sell these items and reap a nice profit from them on eBay. There are also other common items you can sell on eBay that you probably have around the house right now and just don’t use any more.
Items like jewelry, shoes, dishes, linens, furniture, purses, and more.
To get started with your eBay selling, just take a quick inventory of the items you might want to sell.
Why have items stored away in some dark and dreary closet, basement, or attic when you’re never likely to use them again and can be paid for cleaning up the clutter in your life?
Resurface those items you have stored away and you will be amazed at the number of people that might want them. If you do well selling these items, you might want to consider buying stock for reselling purposes on eBay. When it comes to getting stock to sell, you should try and sell a specific type of product to make a name for yourself.
You want to start out by selling things that will move fast, preferably low cost of in demand items.
Since the majority of the people who shop on eBay are women, consider getting stock for resale, such as purses, toys, computer games (items women purchase for themselves of their children). The best way to do this is through researching the items that are currently popular on eBay and then sourcing similar products of your own.
You can buy a huge stock of computer games, however; if they are not in demand, you will be stuck with those games. Check out the items that are already moving quickly in the popular products section of eBay, and start with a small stock of those items, see how well you do selling them before you acquire too much inventory.
Once excellent way to find additional items to sell is by visiting flea markets and garage sales in your local area. Many times these places will have quality items the owners just want to get rid of quickly, rather than trying to sell them online themselves and waiting for auctions to end. You can often find a lot of quality inventory that you can purchase cheaply and then turn around to sell on eBay for a profit.
No matter what you try and sell on eBay, whether you’re a complete beginner or a “Power Seller”, always remember that providing polite, friendly, and efficient customer service will go a VERY long way to ensuring your long term eBay selling career.
Sharon McCarley is a freelance writer & researcher for the popular “Teach Me How To Make Money” blog. For more creative ideas and ways to make money, whether you’re looking to earn money online or offline, or to get in touch with Sharon, check out http://www.teachmehowtomakemoney.com now.
Almost everyone blogs about one of their passions these days and if you’re not it’s really easy to get started. There are so many blogging platforms out there today, and some even offer ways to make money and to push a button to turn your blog into a quick, mini website.
Making money by blogging is no real secret, even though you might feel as if those “gurus” you might have come across are keeping their best tips and tricks from you. It takes more than just tips and tricks to make money with your blog anyway. So what do you need to have to make money with a blog?
Making Money Via Blogging Requires Passion
It really helps to have a passion about what you write about in your blog. You can study popular blogs and see how obvious it is that the author of the blog is passionate about the subject matter they share with others. You want that passion to show through in your writing too.
If you are great at throwing great meals together a recipe blog might be your passion. If you are an artist or musician you can blog about what that involves and start making extra money for writing, not only what you know, but about your passion too.
Whatever your passion make sure you use blog titles and descriptions that reach out to the audience you want to target to help with your search engine optimization.
Making Money Via Blogging Requires Patience
Just like with any business that is profitable it takes time to build it. You have to first write the information you want to present to your audience and then be patient while your audience is developed. You can do things to speed up the process between writings.
For instance, if you update or add something to your blog every 3 days (smart idea) you have that additional time in between to create back links to your blog to help improve search engine optimization.
You can do this with social bookmarking websites like StumbleUpon and Delicious, by sharing content on Facebook, LinkedIn and other social networks, and by writing articles on other platforms like Squidoo and Hubages (and linking back to your own blog) to increase your blogs exposure.
Making Money Via Blogging Requires Persistence
If you’re serious about making money by blogging you also have to be persistent.
Persistence is a form of stubbornness that can work to your advantage especially when you need to expand your knowledge of generating more income from your blogging efforts. Lack of persistence is one of the major factors (probably the number one factor) that will cause a blog to fail to make money.
A Few Additional Quick Tips When Blogging For Income
Become an affiliate – Choose affiliated products and services that match closely with the topic of your blog to increase appeal and conversions. Those companies will pay you a percentage commission for every item sold / sale you refer.
Google Adsense – Integrate Google Adsense ads on your blog and they will pay you for every click generated on the ads. It’s free to join the program and a very easy way to generate income from a blog on almost any topic imaginable.
Paid Blogging – Some companies will actually pay you to advertise their product by writing about it. These are called “sponsored reviews”. Generally you’ll need to a decent audience before you’ll start earning large payments for sponsored reviews (so keep blogging) – but this is yet one further way to both generate income from your blog and also provide your readers with interesting content.
These are just a few ideas and tips for making money blogging. You can find a lot more with a little research online but just remember, the three P’s – passion, patience, and persistence.
Sharon McCarley is a freelance writer & researcher for the popular “Teach Me How To Make Money” blog. For more creative ideas and ways to make money, whether you’re looking to earn money online or offline, or to get in touch with Sharon, check out Teach Me How To Make Money now.