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5 Businesses that will make you money this 2017

There’s something about new years that push people to think of business ideas to make money whether it be offline or online. Now that 2017 is fast approaching I think it’s about time to think again.

I created for you a short list of businesses that make money that you might want to take a look at.


The beauty with blogging is that it’s easy to get started. If you love writing articles and coming up with useful content in the 300-500 word range then you must try this out.

Just about any topic can be monetized these days. All you need to do is to think of a topic that you really like talking about and start writing about them.

The most common way to make money in the blogging business is by selling ad-space on your site. You can also use ad networks such as Adsense that will automatically put relevant advertisement on your site.

Done right, you can make thousands of dollars blogging.

Web Design / Development

This I’ve been in this business for YEARS and it’s still a great money-maker. Obviously, it’s not something that you can start right away unless you already know how to build websites.

If however you are technically inclined then it might be a good idea to invest some time sharpening your HTML, CSS & PHP skills. Good news is that you don’t have to be a geek to create websites nowadays because you can easily create professional websites with WordPress.

One thing’s for sure – businesses that make money usually have websites which makes it a good business idea to create websites for them.

Search Engine Optimization

The world wide web is filled with websites trying to make money. There are millions of websites competing for people’s attention and it’s so hard nowadays that ranking in search engines is now a full-fledged business.

If you choose to offer web design / development then you must also think of search engine optimization as part of your business offer. Furthermore you can also offer SEO to businesses that already have existing websites.

The idea is simple, improve search engine rankings of websites for certain keywords that make sense for their business and get paid doing it.

Affiliate Marketing

Don’t have time to create a blog or learn web development? No problem! You can always give affiliate marketing a try. All you need to do is sell other people’s products and earn a commission on each sale made.

My favorite site to hunt for awesome affiliate products is ClickBank. It has a huge database of products that you can sell and you can get as much as 75% in commission per sale.

I’ve met and talked with people who make thousands of dollars per month in affiliate marketing sales.

Network Marketing

What I love about network marketing is that you don’t have to be skilled in anything in order to succeed in this business. As long as your determined and focused, this business is a great money making idea to try.

It’s a lot similar to affiliate marketing in that you make money from commissions. The additional beauty of this though is that you also make money from your team’s sales.

So yeah, you need to build a team and some are better than others when it comes to creating a great team BUT everybody can build a team – small or big.

The best part about network marketing is that once you’ve properly laid the foundations, you can have a constant stream of passive income day in and day out.

Truth be told, there are thousands of business ideas that really make money nowadays. The only reason why I listed these 5 is because I’ve done them all and I know they work.

Business ideas really are a dime a dozen. In the end, it all boils down on how much money you want to make and how much are you willing invest (time, money and more) in building your business.


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5 Awesome Affiliate Marketing Tactics that WORKS!

Are you stuck frozen trying to figure out the best way to makes sales through affiliate marketing? I know, I know. Luckily, I had the opportunity to talk with successful affiliate marketers over the years and asked them as to what works and not.

Introducing S.T.R.I.P. – a collection of five AWESOME affiliate marketing tactics that WORKS!.


Affiliate marketing is all about telling other people about some awesome product that you think will help them so what better way to get started than socializing with other people? Thank goodness we now have social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, socializing at a global scale is now possible with a few clicks.

I would suggest creating an informative blog post about a problem (or a set of problems) and how the product you are selling can help people solve that problem. Share the blog post on Facebook and Twitter. If you write a really useful blog post with a good catchy title then you will see people naturally click through the link and check it out. You might also get likes and comments in Facebook as well as re-tweets in Twitter.


Every person, young and old, love treats. Why not use this fact to bring people to your affiliate product? Give away something such as a free PDF ebook related to the product you’re selling in exchange of people doing any or all of the following:

  • Subscribing to your newsletter
  • Sharing your blog on Facebook, Twitter and Google+
  • Posting a comment on your blog post

It might require a bit of monitoring but trust me, this can get you a ton of traffic especially if you have a really tasty treat to give away. You can also spin the idea into a contest. I’ve seen people give away iPads and iPhones as prizes and makes loads of money in return.


This tactic is being used by many affiliate marketers out there and for one reason – IT WORKS. Write a comprehensive review (with screenshots and screencasts when possible) about the product that you are selling. Obviously, you will have to buy the product and use it in order to write an honest review about it. If you don’t have the money to buy it, try contacting the product owner and see if he or she can give you a trial version/account to test things out.

Reviews are awesome because people want to know what other people think about a product before they buy it. A well written review can have very high conversion rates as well.


This one might need a little bit more effort BUT it’s guaranteed to drive traffic to your affiliate link. Contact 5 to 10 people you know who are using the product that you’re selling. Set an appointment and do a video interview with them. It can be a physical interview recorded on video with a Flip camera or your iPhone or it can be a recorded Skype video interview.

Interviews are more credible than reviews in my opinion so do it if you can. Another great thing about interviews is that the people you interviewed are very likely to share your interview with them on their blogs and social networking accounts as well. Free traffic for you!


This perhaps is the least favorite tactic amongst many affiliate marketers mainly because it’s such a chore. Here’s a tip though – you don’t have to post daily or even weekly. You just have you post regularly. Choose a schedule that you are confident you can follow and follow it. Posting regularly about the product(s) you are selling can get you good search engine rankings over time especially if you write good quality content that people actually read.

Posting regularly is a very long term strategy in affiliate marketing. I have blog posts I’ve written years ago that are still making me money until now so you better get started.

Start STRIPping and make affiliate sales now!

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