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Here’s your weekly dose of good stuff related to online business…
Bloggers Earn $95,614 In 6 Months While Traveling The World
I’d love to get your feedback on this first proper case study we’ve published on eBiz Facts. The grand vision with these case studies is to break down each business in a structured way so even very different businesses can be easily compared to each other at a glance. That way, you can get a good idea of the strengths and challenges of each.
“I lost nearly $8000 selling on Amazon FBA”
A sobering ebiz lesson on Reddit:
“My main takeaway was not to follow a cookie-cutter scheme that promises a guarenteed revenue stream after following 5 easy steps. Amazon FBA is not passive income, it’s a full time job, one I had nowhere near the time for. If everyone is doing something, it may not be the best idea. Don’t run off the cliff with the lemmings.”
FYI, he was selling these letter boards.
A few weeks back I mentioned Respondent, a site where you can get paid “an average of $140 an hour” for doing one-on-one interviews via phone/video chat. Since then, I’ve applied for 10 projects on there myself and not heard back about any of them, so perhaps it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. Let me know if you’ve applied for any Respondent projects and what your experience has been like. We’ll be publishing a full review soon.
Free Music For Your Videos
Well, almost free. You can use any of the tracks here at no charge so long as you credit them with a link.
Earn Money Writing
Location Rebel just published an epic article on how to become a freelance writer. You can get a good feel for the type of writing gigs available to you at the Problogger jobs board. And check out our review of Earn More Writing, a solid course by a freelance writer who earns $10,000+ per month consistently.
Screencasts > Email
A member of FBB posted the following in our private Facebook group this week:
the approach with videos / loom is really, REALLY working. Ppl love it! I use it also to approach cold leads (I reach out to ppl on FB groups) and they mention it all the time. That I stand out, thank me for taking the time doing this, and tell me that they love it and find it very clear. Personally, I also prefer doing it this way than writing up a long email.
Loom is free software that allows you to record your screen (and yourself). I use it all the time as well. Excellent time-saver and rapport-builder.
“What’s the easiest money you’ve ever made?”
Some inspiring answers in this Reddit thread, including:
- $93k in about 3 hours reselling a property
- $75k profit from a domain/website in 12 months
- “I was paid $3000 for 17 seconds of a recording of mine used in a Steven King show.”
Chris The Freelancer Upwork Course
Have you heard of Chris The Freelancer? He’s probably the #1 digital nomad vlogger with 61,000 subscribers on YouTube (see his videos here). He also released a course about Upwork on Skillshare recently, and it has 27 positive reviews already. Use this link to try Skillshare free for a month, giving you access to Chris’s course and thousands more.
Below are a few courses on sale right now that you might be interested in. All have 2,000+ students enrolled, 100+ reviews, and an average rating of at least 4.4 stars. They’re all discounted by about 95%.
- The Complete 2019 Web Development Bootcamp (use coupon: UDEAFFWDC319)
- Unleash Your Confidence & Become Unstoppable (use coupon: UDEAFFCC319)
- The Complete Personal Productivity Course (use coupon: UDEAFFPRDC319)
That’s all for this week.
Keep working at it.
I believe in you.
By the way...
Freedom Business Builder
FBB is a private community of online business builders. Our 300+ members range from people just starting their first online businesses, to experienced online entrepreneurs earning thousands of dollars each month. More info here.
Travel Hacker’s Toolkit
Check out the top resources I recommend for the traveling online business builder. Cheap flights, a jet lag app, free VPN software, and more.
Great Value Courses
My go-to websites when looking to learn or enhance a skill are Coursera, Skillshare and Udemy. They have thousands of courses on many different topics, rated and reviewed so you can easily tell what’s best. Udemy and Coursera are pay-per-course, whereas Skillshare is a subscription model (my preference).
Start Earning Online
Check out our free crash course to help you build an online business, consists of 11 videos and accompanying articles.