Internet Jobs For Moms

Every one of us can teach or explain something in a way that makes sense to some people. The way the information is shared varies – sometimes it’s via the written word, sometimes it’s through video, and sometimes it’s spoken. Whichever one you are most comfortable with offers you the same opportunity to make money.

Internet jobs for moms has become a popular online search term, and for good reason. Moms, just like everybody else, are discovering that there are many ways to use the internet to make money on a part-time basis. And of course, there are also internet jobs for dads (it just happens ‘internet jobs for moms’ is searched for more often).

Selling information online is a good option because you can dedicate whatever amount of time you have available. Even more enticing is that once you are set up, it’s often possible to do the work once, make it available online, and then continue being paid for it indefinitely. This is known as residual income.

While it is still a new concept to many, selling knowledge on the internet is becoming popular because there is low risk and excellent income potential.

Most people who Google “internet jobs for moms” are not really looking for a job – they’re looking for a way to make money on their own terms. Many are first-time entrepreneurs looking for a way to increase their income working from home. The irony is that many of them know what will generate them income. They just need to use the internet to get the word out.

Every one of us can teach or explain something in a way that makes sense to some people. The way the information is shared varies – sometimes it’s via the written word, sometimes it’s through video, and sometimes it’s spoken. Whichever one you are most comfortable with offers you the same opportunity to make money.

“The future belongs to those who believe in
the beauty of their dreams.”
-Eleanor Roosevelt

The secret is to narrow your list down to a few things you know how to do particularly well. This would be your niche topic. Next you would do some research to see if there is a demand for information relating to that subject. It’s easy enough to start generating income with just one idea or project if you find a good niche and take the right approach. There are so many internet jobs for moms – once you determine what you can offer, the next step is to develop a strategy for actually making money.

As a mom, you need to be able to develop your business in spurts. Minimal start-up costs and a low risk factor make becoming an infopreneur a viable option for many. The high profit potential and other benefits of selling information online is helping thousands of people worldwide make money while doing what they love.

One word of warning: while the search results for ‘internet jobs for moms’ does of course include many legitimate business opportunities, this niche is riddled with scam artists who prey on hope. Particularly on the internet, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Jobs For Retirees

Jobs for retirees and retiree jobs have both become popular internet search terms in this economy. Whereas ‘retirement’ used to be synonymous with much deserved relaxation and a comfortable pension, that definition is rapidly changing. Financial security is less secure than it used to be, and the cost of living is ever increasing. For some retirees, becoming an infopreneur is an excellent solution to these concerns.

“Don’t simply retire from something; have something to retire to.”
-Harry Emerson Fosdick

When the U.S. Social Security program was reviewed in 1930, the average life expectancy at birth was only 58 for men and 62 for women, and the retirement age was 65. Retirees did not live long enough to collect many, if any, benefits, and jobs for retirees were scarce.

People are now living significantly longer and notably healthier lives, retaining capabilities well into their 80s and beyond. This has two serious implications: being able to afford to live longer, and keeping busy. It is well understood that people who stay productive tend to live longer and often happier lives.

“The question isn’t at what age I want to retire, it’s at what income.”
-George Foreman

Unfortunately, paying jobs for retirees are not readily available nowadays. In some cultures, the elderly members of society are revered for their knowledge and life experience. That attitude of honour and respect is less common in the Western world, arguably much to our detriment.

As infopreneurs, retirees have the option to share their wisdom and life experience while generating additional income. Technology used to be a formidable barrier to people of all ages but now, with the help that is readily available, the potential for success is within reach for everyone.

“Musicians don’t retire; they stop when there’s no more
music in them.”
-Louis Armstrong

How To Write A Cookbook

Learning how to write a cookbook can be an easier project than other genres because much of your contents are straightforward ingredients lists and step-by step how-to information. But that doesn’t mean cookbooks are boring or can’t include more than just recipes – that is precisely what sets many cookbooks apart.

There are entire bookstores dedicated to selling cookbooks and it’s important to come up with a way to help yours stand out. As with building a website, a specific focus or theme can help you carve out a profitable niche. Your heritage and family history can often help you in this regard – everyone loves a good story.

The two biggest factors to consider when writing a cookbook are the quality of the recipes, how many to include, and its overall entertainment value. For many successful cookbooks, the entertainment value or theme is what drives sales. A well designed cover that clearly and succinctly lets people know what to expect in your cookbook can be your greatest marketing tool.

“I can’t cook. I use a smoke alarm as a timer.”
-Carol Siskind, Comedian

If you’re interested in learning how to write a cookbook, you will also want to know how to get it published and where you can sell it. Thanks to the internet, self-publishing your cookbook is a reasonable option to consider. If you choose to self-publish, a bound copy of your book can be in hand within a couple of weeks, with few exceptions. Providing you are the registered publisher, you then have the freedom to sell it both over the internet and in hard copy.

One popular self-publishing option is Print on Demand (POD), which is available to everyone online. The profit margins are not nearly as high as true self-publishing, but the advantage is that it costs nothing to upload your book and offer it for sale, and there is no minimum order.

A major attraction to POD is that some publishers have a connection with retail outlets including Amazon and Books in Print. Many also have a direct order function on their websites which writers can publicize. Most POD companies now offer ebook publication in addition to hardcover and paperback. Almost anyone with the desire and motivation can learn how to write a cookbook and sell it online.

Start A T-Shirt Business With CafePress

It is now possible to start a t-shirt business with just a few clicks of the mouse and within 30 minutes have your own online store up and running.

If you want to start a t-shirt business or curious about starting your own a clothing line, there are a number of reputable print-on-demand online vendor to consider:

CafePress

CafePress has 6.5 million members who each have their own online storefront – a webpage – where people can buy their original designs.

CafePress makes it easy to start a t-shirt business from the comfort of your own home. They are popular because there are no upfront fees or manufacturing costs. Basic membership is free but there is also a premium service option which offers enhanced capabilities.

Each member uploads their own customized design and then selects some, or all, of the stock merchandise for it to be made available on.

There is a very wide range of items that you put your design on, from hats, t-shirts and hoodies, tank tops, clothing for kids, clothing for pets, cards, mugs and more. Browse the site’s catalogue for ideas and to preview a design on any product.

While their wholesale prices may be higher than other t-shirt printing companies, they do use American Apparel brand clothing. The key benefit is that there is no minimum product order.

CafePress makes it possible to design and order fifty t-shirts on behalf of a group (or just one for yourself), but also offers the opportunity to start a t-shirt business just as easily.

Because there is no minimum product order or membership fee, you can upload and offer for sale as many designs as you like without any financial risk. You don’t even have to diligently maintain your store once it’s set up and you can still be making money.

CafePress handles the entire online sales process, ships directly to the customer, and deposits your profits regularly and securely via Paypal.

For a small monthly fee you can open a Premium Shop, which enables you to offer a broader selection of items as well as customize your online store’s page to suit your company’s colors and image.

Making Money

CafePress sets the wholesale prices for each item but you get to determine the retail price and keep the difference. The average profit margin for a reasonably priced t-shirt is around $5.

As with launching any other business, you need to determine how you will generate sales.

Bulk orders offer higher profit margins and can be lucrative, especially if the shirts have been pre-sold to a group or company.

Many people have developed profitable businesses selling corporate promotional items made by print-on-demand companies.

While CafePress does have a searchable online catalogue of all products in its database, there is no guarantee that many people will discover your designs this way.

How will you drive traffic to your site? Publicity and word of mouth are the fastest options, provided people know where to find your designs. Viral marketing (which is basically word of mouth online) is great for online sales because if people like what they see, they can immediately place their order with just a few clicks.

If you anticipate the majority of your sales occurring online, you might want to buy a domain name (for about $10) and then use it to redirect visitors to your online store at CafePress. We recommend the redirect because then you can choose a short, catchy www address that will be easier to publicize and remember.

If it’s appropriate, we recommend letting people know where the shirt came from by incorporating a website address into the graphic. This can help your business gain momentum as more and more people comment on the shirts, some of whom will then visit your online store. Choosing good descriptive keywords for your descriptions will also help the major search engines find you.

In addition to giving you access to everything you need to start a t-shirt business, CafePress also offers online help, tips and tutorials to assist you to more effectively design and sell your products.

Tips for Infopreneurs

If you’ve never done this before, expect a learning curve. While it is a fairly simple process, don’t assume you’ll hit the ground running right away. But don’t assume you need web experience to do this either – because you don’t. You may need some help but the good news is that it already exists in many forms.

Here are some things to keep in mind if you intend to make money with information products:

Starting a Business

• Starting any business comes with some risk, and definitely takes work. Fortunately with most information products, the greatest investment is time, not money.

• If you’ve never done this before, expect a learning curve. While it is a fairly simple process, don’t assume you’ll hit the ground running right away. But don’t assume you need web experience to do this either – because you don’t. You may need some help but the good news is that it already exists in many forms.

Choosing Your Niche Market

• The internet is flooded with general information. Your best bet for success is to find a very specific aspect of a topic and try to own that niche. Research the competition – what have they missed? What could you do better? Test-drive their information products – what do you like/dislike and what would you change?

• The fact that you have some competition is usually a good indicator that there is demand in the marketplace for your area of expertise. Finding a complementary but non-competitive topic can sometimes be your best bet because of the potential to joint venture down the road.

• You can definitely generate income by riding the trends of popular topics and creating complementary products. But if you’re looking for sustainable passive income, you’ll want to develop a subject or topic that is predictably going to be of interest to you as well as others for some time.

• Focus on a subject you are passionately interested in and it will be easier to stay motivated. You can tell when someone doesn’t care a great deal about their subject. Enthusiasm is contagious.

One thing is certain: you must provide a top-notch offering that exceeds its satisfaction guarantee. And you must establish your credibility and expertise before anyone will give you a penny.

Market Research

• It pays to research the revenue potential of any idea before rushing ahead. The good news is that there are excellent online tools to help you evaluate its current demand. Search engine statistics, trends and popularity indicators are key resources for your market research. There are also newsgroups and online communities you can use to gauge your ability to access the online consumer base. This will help you predict the demand and profit potential of a particular niche, saving you time in the long run.

• The beginning of the end for many businesses is when assumptions and hunches replace actual market research. Charging blindly in the wrong direction with a great idea rarely works. It is crucial that you understand the mindset of your potential customers. The type of information they want, how much to provide, how to present it and how they will find it are all critical points to establish before moving forward. Researching your market is one of the biggest keys to success.

• Analyze the existing competition. How do they operate? How do they generate income? How many people visited their website last month? Where does their online traffic originate? What is their newsletter or ezine like? Can you compete with their offerings? Is the market saturated? What can you do to differentiate yourself? What have they missed? What can you do better?

Websites

• You will likely need a simple but professional looking website. It will be your online brochure, demonstrating your expertise and building your credibility. It will also act as a hub from which you can create multiple streams of income 24/7 from anywhere in the world. There are inexpensive options for everyone – including beginners – to easily create an effective website.

• A hot topic nowadays is search engine optimization (SEO). A website that appears on the first page or two of the search engine results will receive a substantial amount of traffic in a popular niche. While it IS critical that your site be found easily online, there are a few tricks and resources which can help considerably. Also, nowadays it is critical that a site be mobile friendly. If you’ve chosen a suitable niche and are providing great content, it shouldn’t be an issue.

Making Money Online

• There is usually a significant delay during the start-up phase before there is any real money coming in the door. For most people, it is definitely NOT a source of fast cash. But the good news is that with the right approach, your business can grow exponentially over time as its online popularity increases.

• If you are successful as an internet entrepreneur, remember that the government doesn’t distinguish between virtual businesses and those that succeed in the world of bricks and mortar. Be a responsible business owner and be proud of your source of income. Hire an accountant and pay your taxes.

How To Make Money Online With Information Marketing

You can connect with people anywhere in the world. Your area of expertise may only interest a small market, but it’s a BIG world! Even a tiny piece of such a large pie can be extremely profitable. Never has there been more opportunity for entrepreneurs to build a profitable and legitimate internet business on their own terms.

Information marketing is exploding all around the world. With all of the resources now available, there has never been a better time to learn how to sell information online.

The Information Age

Until the invention of the printing press, books were not widely available, nor was there much demand since few people could read. From that point on until fairly recently, publishing houses have had a monopoly on the mass distribution of knowledge and information. It just wasn’t practical for the average individual to create and distribute books or magazines worldwide without the support of a publisher.

In what’s been appropriately called the Information Age, it’s now possible for anyone to exchange knowledge and information globally in real-time. We have at our fingertips the most powerful and cost-effective distribution tool in history: the internet. Widespread access to computers opens the door for the average person to prosper by becoming an infopreneur.

What is niche marketing?

Niche marketing is the opposite of mass marketing. It means to focus on a very narrow and specific topic. For example, ‘Dog Grooming’ has a mass market focus. ‘Poodle Grooming’ narrows it down but ‘Miniature Poodle Grooming Tips’ is a niche market. When it comes to information marketing, a niche market’s audience may be smaller but it is often far easier to find, research and target because of their specific interest.

The key is information marketing is digital distribution:

Digital distribution uses the internet to deliver a digital product. With no inventory, manufacturing or shipping costs, the cost of doing business is almost zero.

What is a digital product?

A digital product is something of value that can be emailed or downloaded via the internet. Ebooks and special reports, audio books, videos & DVDs, CD-ROMS, online classes, teleseminars and blogging are some examples. These are typically inexpensive to create and can be immensely profitable.

Keep in mind that your visitors are inundated with other sources to turn to and you’ll lose them quickly if you don’t hold their attention. You need to present yourself in a way that is professional, believable, and you need to demonstrate effectively how they can benefit from what you have to offer.

Creating multiple formats:

By offering your content in multiple formats, you can likely increase your revenue. Multiple formats can also translate into a larger customer base or distribution network. For example, an ebook can also be available in print-on-demand via mail order as well as an audio book. Or it could be sold in a package deal that includes all three formats or combined with other products for a higher price point.

Accepting payment:

The beauty of information marketing is that business can be conducted 100% online. Mail-order is becoming less common due to advances in ecommerce security and online financial transactions. There are plenty of reputable vendors you can partner with who handle the security of credit card transactions for a small fee or percentage. Seamlessly integrated into your website, sales are processed through the vendor and your money is deposited into your bank account immediately or on a pre-determined schedule. It is simple secure. Welcome to the future.

Automation and the order process:

A key benefit to marketing information products is that the entire digital sales process can now easily be automated. Once set up, you can make money 24 hours a day, 7 days a week without being near your computer to process or fulfill orders. You should expect to pay a small fee for the service, but it’s worth it.

Once an order is placed and payment is confirmed by the vendor, the content is automatically delivered to the customer via email, digital download, or by mail in the case of hard goods.

Going global with information marketing:

You can connect with people anywhere in the world. Your area of expertise may only interest a small market, but it’s a BIG world! Even a tiny piece of such a large pie can be extremely profitable. Never has there been more opportunity for entrepreneurs to build a profitable and legitimate internet business on their own terms.

How Kids Can Make Money Online

T-shirt sales are just one example of how kids can make money online. The same principal can be applied to other mediums such as coffee mugs, books, audio, etc. These ideas also make fantastic school fundraisers and foster opportunities for collaboration and creative expression.

With a little help, kids can make money online almost as easily as anyone else nowadays.

By partnering with an adult who is able to surf the internet and check email, kids can make money online in a variety of ways.

The process can be a great self-esteem builder and encourage creative thinking. Ideally, the process should be fun, educational, and profitable.

A young person and an adult working together in partnership can strengthen the relationship and create an opportunity for shared responsibility and respect.

HOW KIDS CAN MAKE MONEY ONLINE & ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

This can be a fantastic project for a number of reasons:

• It promotes creativity

• It can be a gentle introduction to business

• A good idea can actually generate a lot of money if it catches on

• It has good potential for publicity coverage

• There are a wide range of products and methods for kids to use to make money online

• There is either little or no financial requirement to get started

• The concept is also an excellent fundraiser for schools and groups

Working in Partnership

In all cases, we recommend an adult work in partnership with a child and that the endeavor be looked upon as a project – something fun to experiment with and not overly serious. It is important that mistakes not be seen as failure but more as ways we now know something doesn’t work.

“You never fail until you stop returning to the drawing board.”
-unknown

The younger partner can be encouraged to handle the creative design – everything from the initial concept to how the final product looks, etc. However, they are working in partnership with the adult, and it is important that the design be mutually agreeable.

Once the design is ready, the adult would be responsible for uploading the artwork and taking care of all online business matters. This includes all access to vendors, financial accounts, and confidential information.

HOW KIDS CAN MAKE MONEY ONLINE WITH T-SHIRT DESIGNS

T-shirts with funny sayings, motivational words or famous quotes are popular and often sell well. You don’t even need to know graphic design since the ‘design’ is only text, and it’s easy to create.

The younger partner can choose the type of lettering, the color, size, and where on the t-shirt it should appear. As partners, the young and old together decide what type of product the design will appear on (t-shirt, hoodies, maternity dress, etc.), and the markup.

The adult will be responsible for setting up an account with CafePress, uploading the design, and copying down the website address where the item can be purchased online.

Once the t-shirt is available online, people can visit the personalized web page and purchase it. For a detailed description of how to start a t-shirt business, please see our article: How to Start a T-shirt Business Online.

Kids make money every time a t-shirt is sold. Essentially, the website who is hosting the design manages the sale, prints any quantity of t-shirts reqeusted, ships directly to the person who placed the order, and pays you the difference between the wholesale price and the retail price. This is how kids can make money online.

Anyone can promote the web address through email, phone, Youtube, word of mouth, etc. Since the item must be purchased online with a credit card number, it won’t be possible for everyone in his or her class to buy it without parental consent.

It’s also a good idea for each of the partners to order and wear one of the shirts to help promote it (plus right away you make two sales which will also encourage the child).

HOW KIDS CAN MAKE MONEY ONLINE

Some other ideas for products that kids can use to make money online include:

• mugs
• calendars
• books
• coffee table books
• t-shirts/hats/clothing
• greeting cards
• paintings

RAISING AWARENESS

Once you have a few sales from friends and family, create a press release to send to your local newspaper or media outlet. If it sparks the reporter’s interest, the publicity can lead to greater exposure and increased sales.

T-shirt sales are just one example of how kids can make money online. The same principal can be applied to other mediums such as coffee mugs, books, audio, etc. These ideas also make fantastic school fundraisers and foster opportunities for collaboration and creative expression.

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Creative Ways To Make Money Online

As an infopreneur, there are many creative ways to make money online, and it’s easy to get started without spending a dime.

As an infopreneur, there are many creative ways to make money online, and it’s easy to get started without spending a dime.

Thanks to digital delivery and print-on-demand technology, you can safely test an idea and if it doesn’t make money, you haven’t lost anything.

Finally, it’s possible to really experiment without any risk. But if your idea DOES work, there’s a good chance you can automate the entire sales process and then move on to your next money-making idea.

Over time you can develop multiple sources of online income which continue to make money 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from anywhere in the world.

Some examples of information products you can create without spending any money include:

• Software

• Books

• eBooks

• Calendars

• Special Reports

• T-shirts

Cookbooks

• Greeting cards

• Coffee mugs

• CDs  (music, audio books, instructional, motivational, etc.)

• Video Products  (tutorials, demonstrations, etc.)

In addition to selling physical products yourself, you can also offer links and recommendations which net you a commission, either through on pay-per-click advertising or affiliate programs.

Top Internet Businesses For First-Time Entrepreneurs

The top internet businesses are a pleasure to build. If you set your business up properly, you will be able to make money online twenty-four hours a day through the power of automated order processing and delivery.

For a first-time internet entrepreneur, the top internet businesses to consider have five things in common:

1) the market is accessible
2) the business is inexpensive to develop
3) the niche has excellent profit potential
4) the business can be built with a flexible time commitment
5) the entrepreneur is passionate about the subject matter

Work at Home Moms and Dads

As a parent, you need the flexibility to build your business in spurts when the opportunity arises. Many stay at home parents become infopreneurs because of the residual income potential and the work-life balance it offers. If built strategically, your business will continue to grow when you step away to focus on what’s most important.

Niche Marketing

Niche market research can help you discover where to focus to attract the most attention. One of the easiest ways to do this is to develop a content-rich website about a specific subject or theme and grow the site using in-demand keywords.

Long Tail Marketing

Long tail marketing means to go after niches which are so small they are often overlooked. For example, you could build a web page based on a keyword that only draws 5 people a day but has little competition. Now, if you built ten of those pages, you would have 50 people visiting your site every day. Incredibly, if you could build two pages every week for the next 12 months, you would generate roughly 500 people per day (15,000 people per month) visiting your site a year from now.

Do What You Love

The top internet businesses are a pleasure to build. Of course you’ll be working but if you’re focused on something you enjoy, it won’t feel like it most of the time.

Passive Income – Work When You Want

If you set your business up properly, you will be able to make money online twenty-four hours a day through the power of automated order processing and delivery. For more information don’t miss the Infopreneur FAQ.

Affiliate, Affiliate!

Many of the top internet businesses incorporate at least one affiliate component. Affiliate marketing is basically word of mouth marketing. If someone purchases a product based on your recommendation or referral, you are paid a commission.

There are a gazillion or so affiliate programs online so do your research before jumping in – there are a lot of mediocre products being sold this way. But if you discover a great product that helps people and has a good commission rate, you can make a lot of money recommending it.

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How To Start An Online Business In 10 Easy Steps

The good news is that people of all ages, education levels, backgrounds and cultures have become successful infopreneurs. And there is so much help available that even people without a lot of computer or internet experience are making money online.

Most people would love to start an online business and generate residual income. However, it can seem impossible and overwhelming when you’re not sure where to begin.

The good news is that people of all ages, education levels, backgrounds and cultures have become successful infopreneurs. And there is so much help available that even people without a lot of computer or internet experience are making money online.

These are typically the first 10 steps to take when first starting an information-based internet business:

How to Start an Online Business in 10 Easy Steps

1. Brainstorm and come up with a list of 10 potential niche market topics.
2. Narrow it down to your 3 favourite possibilities.
3. Research each topic to understand the market demands and its potential for you.
4. Decide upon your theme or brainstorm more ideas to find a better niche.
5. Research profitable keywords in your niche.
6. Grow your site with in-demand keyword focused web pages.
7. Start a blog & update it as often as possible.
8. Start a newsletter or ezine.
9. Be active in forums and online communities related to your niche.
10. Once you have a minimum of 30 visitors per day, begin to monetize.

Patience, patience!

In a nutshell, that’s how to start an online business. If you can envision completing the above steps over the course of 6-12 months, it’s much more manageable. If you’ve done a good job researching your niche it has the potential to become a great source of income.

Even a few hours per week can be extremely productive if the focus is sharp. Web pages or blog entries as short as 500 words are common (only four or five paragraphs). If the page or entry is this short, it’s best to concentrate on a very specific topic related to your niche.

Your research will have revealed which keywords are in demand at the search engines, and you’ll build your content by weaving the exact keyword or phrase that people are using to search with into your text. This encourages the search engines to consider you a top match to the query.

The narrow focus usually helps you rank higher at the search engines and this translates into more visitors to your website or blog.

Once you get going there are some amazing tools that will allow you to automate parts of your business, including much or all of the sales process. This is precisely how you can generate passive income and begin to make money without being near the computer.

We’re here to help

It can be intimidating at first, but it really is possible for almost anyone to become an infopreneur. Throughout this site you’ll find information, tools and resources to help you build your online business.

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