Category: Home Work

1st Overcome the Fear of Failure.

How to Overcome the Fear of Failure Online in Your Business.

There are so many people who want to start working for themselves at home. However many need to know how to overcome the fear of failure in respect to starting their online business. In this post I am going to explain some of the common and misaligned fears that people have.

Your own Website is Key Critical for Success.

Just like it is impossible to build a house or a skyscraper without first laying a foundation to build upon, the same is true for building an online business. Your personal website will act as that foundation to your future online success.

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Having your own WordPress
website is key to succeed.

However when many people think of having their own personal website, they fear that it takes hard work to not just build it but to maintain it. This is one of those misaligned fears that many times prevent people from trying.

People need to stop living in the stone ages of thought and realize that you do not need to be a technically oriented person to build your own website. For the past several years you could build a WordPress website WITHOUT programming it yourself by using a website builder.

How long do you think it took me to program this website? Take a guess because I will tell you right now you will be wrong. Ten minutes? Fifteen minutes? One minute? Try ZERO! I didn’t have to program any of it. I just click a button on my computer screen and the website builder programs it in under 30 seconds.

Common Mistakes

For so long we have been told that you need to be a programmer to be able to build yourself a website, but as I explained above and show in the video on my Site Rubix blog post, that is no longer the case.

This is just another one of many common mistakes in starting an online business that many people have. Another mistake people make is they fear that all of this “technical” information will be too hard to understand. If you were doing it by yourself perhaps, but you have help.

Then another mistake is the fear that building a website and starting an online business will take too long to get established. You will hear people say things like, that sounds like a lot of work. This is actually more of a laziness on their part than it is a fear.

There is absolutely NO profitable online entrepreneur that did not have to work really hard and long hours to become successful. If you want to someday have your own business, whether it be a brick and mortar or online, you will have to really work at growing it like all successful business owners have.

Be Your Own Boss

If you are tired of working for someone else who is making way more than you, then you need to know how to grow an online business, so that someday in the future you can fire your boss. But if you continue to hide behind false fears and don’t take action, you will never be a success.

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Stop procrastinating with fear and start a work from home online business

Those really successful online entrepreneurs, who start with nothing and now many years later have more money than they had ever dreamed of, have one thing in common. They all took action and didn’t fear what would happen once they took that action.

So if you want to know how to start an online business, you first need to get some training in internet marketing. Unless you know what to do and more importantly what not to do, you will struggle and could very well fail before you even get started.

The best place to learn everything you need to know, and that has all the resources you will need, is Wealthy Affiliate University. I have one of their ads above and to the right. The cost is only $49 per month and that includes everything you need to succeed. However you can start for free to test drive the training if you like.

How to Overcome the Fear of Failure

It is very important to realize that the fear of failure will ultimately lead you to failure. Like U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt said in his inauguration speech “…the only thing we have to fear is…fear itself…” and that is so true with anything unknown we face in life.

But if you don’t attempt to try and learn how to overcome that fear and the procrastination that comes with it, one thing is definite, you will always be a failure. The only person you will be able to blame for your failure is yourself.

I have provided a way for you to overcome those fears, by inviting you to join the #1 ranked online training community that will take you by the hand and help you step-by-step to build a successful online business if you are willing to work for it.

And if you join from anywhere on this website, I will be your coach to help you as well at no extra cost. If you want to know more about what $0 and $49 per month will give you at Wealthy Affiliate University, read the Wealthy Affiliate Review.

If you have any questions or comments you can leave them below. Remember! Do not let fear stop you from starting your journey to financial freedom. Only you can make yourself succeed and I will help you.

2nd Find Employment Opportunities.

How to Find Online Employment Opportunities.

Are you looking for a job you can do online? There are more opportunities than ever before for both freelance and permanent remote workers. Finding work at home employment isn’t always easy because there are scams that you’ll need to avoid, but if you dedicate the time to check out potential employers, you’ll find many online employment opportunities in a variety of occupations and career fields.
Here’s how to find work at home employment, the best jobs to work online, full-time and part-time remote work, side jobs to earn extra income, and how to research work at home jobs to make sure they are legitimate and avoid scams.
1) Tips for Finding the Best Online Jobs

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Are you ready to start a search for an online position? Here’s to find your first work-from-home job, and how to get started looking for jobs you can work online. These insider’s tips will help you find the best online job opportunities, show you where and how to look for well-paid remote jobs you can do on your schedule and work from wherever you want, and provide advice on how to search smartly and get hired.

2) How to Find a Real Work at Home Job

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Review how to find work at home jobs, including the top companies that hire employees to work from home, work at home job search advice and tips, and the best ways to look for online employment. Also, check out.





3) Should You Pay a Fee to Get Hired?

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There’s a very simple rule when it comes to looking for work at home jobs. Don’t pay a fee – for anything. In most cases, you shouldn’t pay for job listings, you shouldn’t pay to apply for jobs, and you shouldn’t pay a fee to get on the payroll. Companies pay you a salary. You don’t pay them to hire you. Here’s more information on no fee work at home jobs.


4) Find Legitimate Work From Home Jobs

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Are you concerned about getting scammed? There are legitimate work from home jobs available. However, before you apply, it’s important to carefully research the company to make sure the job is legitimate and not a scam designed to take your money or your personal information. Here’s how to make sure a work from home job is legitimate.

5) Start a Work From Home Job Search

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Keep in mind that the skills needed for home employment are similar to those needed for working in a traditional workplace. You need both the experience and the skills necessary to do the job. You may also need a home office or access to a shared work space with a phone, fax, computer, printer, software, and other basic office equipment.


6) Avoid Getting Scammed

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It can sometimes be hard to tell the difference between a legitimate job and a scam. There are even scams that involve recruiters contacting candidates by email or instant message. The person who tells you they have the perfect job for you, might – or might not – be a scammer. Here’s how to carefully review all the job listings that come across your computer screen.

Tip: Check out these scam warning signs to learn what to watch for.

7) Prepare for an Interview for an Online Job

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It’s as important to prepare for a work at home job interview as it is to prepare for an interview for a job where you will be working on-site. Before your interview, review work at home interview tips, the types of job interviews you may participate in, what to wear to an in-person job interview if you need to attend one, and examples of interview questions and answers.


8) Top 10 Jobs to Work Remotely

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Do you need inspiration? Not sure what you could be doing? From social media promotion to ghostwriting, from editing to customer service, and a myriad of other options, you might be surprised how many different types of jobs are available on a remote basis. In fact, many jobs that were traditionally done in an office are increasingly being done by remote employees or ​contractors working off-site.

9) More Flexible Ways to Make Extra Money

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Besides working online, there are other opportunities to earn extra cash. Some of these are online jobs; others involve working on-site all or some of the time. They all provide a way to increase your earning potential, and a way to have more flexibility while you work.

3rd Work from Home Jobs.

The Best Work from Home Jobs Online – Start on a Low Budget.


Would you like to know of the best work from home jobs online? I have successfully worked at home for 6 years and I will share with you the types of jobs that I know work, as well as warn you about those that do not.

Let me say up front so that there is no illusion of a get rich quick scheme here, that in order to be successful in any of the online job opportunities from home that I will share, you must put in an effort to make this work.

The Best Work from Home Jobs Online

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I Challenge You – Prove me wrong

I am sure you have seen websites, emails, and social media posts containing ads that claim you can make hundreds or thousands of dollars for some sort of easy deal online. You know the saying…If it sounds too good to be true,…

Well I am here to say that many of those claims are no more than marketing hype to get you to think that their system is the answer to your financial future. People that fall for that bait on a hook, are people that I believe suffer from shiny object syndrome.

I do not know or have heard of anyone becoming wealthy from misleading programs like the kind I mention above. If you are raking in the dough on a program like that, please comment below and prove me wrong. I am sure some programs can work but only after some significant time, money and effort.

The Best Opportunities have one thing in common

Obviously working hard is one of the commonalities of being a success in any of the online home jobs I list below. However the only way for you to be successful in every single one of these endeavors is to be educated in the process of how to make them work.

Education is the foundation to everything that requires knowledge for you to engage in. Think about that. Practically everything you do in life required you to learn how to do it. Everything from learning to walk to learning how to surf the internet so you can read this literary masterpiece.

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Your Wealty Affiliate Education Can Make You Money!

How can I make money online?

Okay! Now that I have gotten that stuff out of the way let us get to the reason why you are here, to find out what is the best work from home job. The simple answer to that question is, any job that you enjoy doing that is solely your own. That is the simple factor of it all and let me explain why.

Simply put, if you do not enjoy what you are doing you will not be motivated to work hard at building up your business from scratch. This is still a job and you must work and put in a solid effort to get it going. There is no such thing as an easy push button, click this kind of business.

The following list are the 4 types of legitimate online jobs that I currently do. Having the knowledge to do the first listed job below will allow you to do the following two plus others I did not mention, only because I have yet to do them. I will at the very end of this post list those other job options. Now let us get started.


This by far is the easiest to set up and the most fun to grow and operate. Fun? There is a job that is fun? Yes, when engaged in “real” affiliate marketing it can be fun. Notice I put quotes around the word REAL. This is because there are many online scams that use the words Affiliate Marketing as part of their programs.

Real affiliate marketing is different than the way the scams portray it to be. With many scams, in addition to their membership fees, you have to pay an affiliate fee or have to purchase many upsells for the product you intend to sell. But with “real” affiliate marketing you do not have to purchase the products or pay for the affiliate program.

In real affiliate marketing you come up with a niche and you write articles and posts about the many aspects and products relating to that niche on your website. I am sure you are probably thinking to yourself, what the heck is a niche? The below video will explain what a niche is and how to find one.

You are probably also wondering how can you have a website if you are not a programmer or even a tech savvy person? In this day and age (2015) you do not need to be either to build and have your own website. The video on my Site Rubix blog shows you how easy it is to build a fully functional website.


The Best Work from Home Jobs Online

As you have just seen a niche is simply a segment of the population or a group of people that are passionate about a particular product, service, hobby, or way of life. I am very much into natural health so my first niche website was on how to avoid the flu without getting a flu shot. My second niche website was on my love for video games and how to test them.

Basically real affiliate marketing is taking a passion or hobby of yours that others share an interest in and creating a website on it. Then you affiliate with major retailers like Amazon and promote products associated with your niche on your website.

Any sales that come from your website to Amazon by way of the affiliate ads Amazon gives you to place on your website, you get paid a commission. This is why I say it is the easiest to set up, grow and operate. Once it is up and running, the promoting / selling happens 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

How to Get Started in Affiliate Marketing with a Niche


If you watch the 3 minute video on My Site Rubix Blog, you will see how quick and easy it is to build a WordPress website within a couple of minutes, following a 4-step process and without knowing any kind of programming. It is so simple a non-tech savvy person can do it.

Being that you will have the simple knowledge in how to build a WordPress website from scratch and without programming using the Site Rubix website builder, you can easily create websites for other people who still believe that they need to know programming to build one.

By creating and building your own website you will gain knowledge in many aspects of WordPress website design. You can then take this knowledge and offer different services to other people. As I am stating here, the knowledge of website design is one aspect and the other is keyword research, SEO and content writing.

Obviously to have access to all of this and the amazing website builder program, you will need to be a member of the Wealthy Affiliate online training community. To know more about how you can join for free, read the information I provide on the Wealthy Affiliate review blog post on this website.


One of the main things that you will do with an affiliate marketing website is write content. Some people get afraid of the term “writing content” but they really shouldn’t because they write content all the time. Writing content is nothing more than communicating in typed out words rather than spoken.

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Writing Content Online is Another Form of Communication

When you write website and blog content, you are mainly just communicating your thoughts. The way I approach writing my content is by imagining myself sitting across the table from a best friend or family member and I am explaining to them whatever it is that I wish them to know. But instead of speaking these words I am typing them out on the computer keyboard.

There are loads of companies both large and small that are looking for people to do writing gigs for them. Many companies employ one or two in-house editors but get the bulk of their writing and blogging from Freelance Writers working remotely from anywhere.

Writing is something we all do at some level. Do you write emails, messages on social media, or texts? These are all forms of content writing. But when you can employ the knowledge you gain from the writing of your website content by using SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and keyword research, your services as a content and blog writer are in more demand.

I have two links on my blog post about online freelance writing jobs that are a daily updated listing of individuals and companies looking for people to do writing jobs for them. Some jobs pay by the word or by the article. There are some jobs that are part-time as well as full-time.

I am currently doing an ongoing part-time job writing up descriptions for a company that has an eBay Store. They were looking for someone that has written eBay content before, which I have, see below, and also had an understanding of keyword research and SEO. I also just finished another writing job doing blogging content for a nutritional supplement company.

By having my own website and learning how to write SEO content that gets good Google rankings, many companies will gladly pay for anyone who can do this kind of writing. So do not be afraid of this kind of work because like everything else listed on this page, the more you do it for yourself, the better you become at doing it.

How to Make Money on eBay

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Making money by SELLING ON EBAY

And last but not least I also make money selling on eBay. For some reason people think that it is hard to sell on eBay when it is actually quite easy. Taking pictures of items you wish to sell that you may have laying around the house, writing up a brief description, and then listing it for sale is not hard at all.

The hard part is getting people to want to buy what you have to offer. This is mainly due to the fact that most buyers on eBay will not feel comfortable buying from a Seller that has a low feedback score. A Seller’s feedback score is extremely important to not only help buyers feel comfortable to buy from you but it is also important for how well eBay ranks you.

I explain this entire process and give you 7 tips on how to overcome this in my blog, How to Make Money on eBay. In this blog I also provide a link to a free resource directory on Google that lists up to 1000 active wholesalers as well as approximately 70 drop shippers.

When you sell on eBay you should do a combination of drop shipping and shipping your own items. I find it best and more profitable to do both at the same time. Learning how to drop ship is very easy and it is free to learn. There is absolutely no need to join programs like DS Domination.

The people that join DSD do not realize that what they are teaching is NOT drop shipping and the high cost of the DSD membership fees will severely eat away at whatever profit margin you may earn. You can easily learn and operate in a drop shipping program for far less money. I explain why in my Is DS Domination a Scam review.

All you have to do is go to the websites of any of the drop shippers listed on the resource directory I mention above and just read their rules and instructions. Many of them are very simple to follow and will supply you with everything you will need. Plus your profit margins will be bigger than DSD.

Other Legitimate Online Jobs

So when it comes to finding the best work from home jobs online you always want to choose a job that you will enjoy. Don’t choose one that you think will be the most profitable because anything you really work at can be very profitable.

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You Can Make a Lot of Money at Home Online

I chose Affiliate Marketing first and foremost because I knew that what I would learn could produce several other work at home jobs, with the first three of the four I mention above are prime examples. But it can also produce others as well. Here are the other online jobs that I have yet to try, but I will eventually try them.
• Providing Keyword Research for website owners and other companies looking to improve SEO
• In connection with the above, provide SEO (Search Engine Optimization) for existing websites
• Perform Social Media Marketing for businesses both small and large
• Teach / Coach WordPress website content creation techniques
• Resume writing, B2B and B2C Copywriting, Ghostwriting
• Creation of eBooks and other pay for information downloads
• PPC, email, and video marketing campaigns
• Providing photographs to photo stock agencies

The knowledge for the majority of these services / jobs can all be acquired from the training you can receive at Wealthy Affiliate University and from other research done online. You literally can start learning for free and even operate an online business for less than $50 per month.

Seriously, you probably spend more in gasoline or commuting costs every month just going to your thankless regular job. Think of how much money you can save and how great it can be to work a job you enjoy and that you can do from the comfort of your home.

But BEWARE! Do not fall for the online scams that will try to make you believe you can make great money from home for doing a little bit of easy work. ALL of that hype is nothing but their marketing ploy to play with your emotions. To become a successful and wealthy individual online takes time and effort.

4th, Start an Online Business for Free.

How to Start an Online Business for Free.

I am going to tell you how to start an online business for free, then how to grow and run it for less than $50 per month. I’ve done this for 4 years and it was the best decision I ever made back in August 2013. With all of the make money from home online scams out there, I truly have found the opportunity that really works.

A Needle in a HaystackHow to Start an Online Business for Free

Have you ever searched online for a way to start your own online business from home, but everything would cost you money to begin? Now logically it is impossible to build any business without some form of investment. However this is where the scam programs will take advantage of you and the opportunity I am offering will not.

The one characteristic that practically every work from home scam has, is that they make you think that starting and running a profitable online business is easy, fast, yet fairly costly with additional upsells in training courses. I am here to say that they are wrong. The only thing that is partially true is the easy part, but this only happens after some training.

The opportunity I am offering here is 100% FREE to start, learn, build and host one or two fully functional WordPress websites without programming them. In addition you will get 10 lessons on how to make money with these websites and how to rank highly in Google. This legitimate opportunity is truly a needle in a haystack full of online scams.

Work When and Where you Want

Think of how it would feel to not have to be part of the rat race anymore. No more waking up early to catch the bus or train to work. No more sitting in rush hour traffic going to and from work anymore. When you have the ability to work full-time at home on your own schedule, do you know what that gives you? Freedom!

When you are in total control of how, when and where you can make money, it gives you freedom to spend more time with family and friends. When you have the ability to work from home, you no longer have to spend money commuting to and from work in the form of gasoline, tolls, bus, and train fares. And if you are like me, you will save money on eating lunch because you can make your own.

How to Start an Online Business for Free

My favorite part of working my own business from home other than the saving of money commuting to and from a job where I make someone else rich, is waking up when I want and even being able to work while still in bed. I have Wi-Fi in my home so I can use my laptop and tablet wherever I want. In this type of online business, all you need is a computer and an internet connection.

Where is This Opportunity and the Cost?

Starting your online business is totally free, you only have to provide a valid email address to begin, so don’t even think you will need a credit card. Then once you create your free membership you can go through the easy text and video training at your own speed. When you decide it is time to upgrade to the most you will ever spend it will cost you $19 for the first month and $49 every month afterwards.

The name of this opportunity program is Wealthy Affiliate (WA). They truly are in a class by themselves. No other work from home opportunity will give you so much resources, help and training for free. At WA you can operate your full time online business for $49 per month and this price includes EVERYTHING you will need, except $1.18 for a domain name and your determination.

Make Money Online Without Selling Your Own Products

With many of the online scams, they want you to think that you need products to make money, but this is untrue. Yes you can make money online without selling your own products. Matter of fact, you don’t have to buy any products either! All you have to do is provide information on any kind of product you have a passion or an interest in. It could be anything like making money playing video games or how to lose weight while juicing. Or for example, in the 5-steps below, let us say you like iPhones.

  • You do some research and write a review on your website about an iPhone 6.
  • At the end of the review you place an ad for an iPhone 6 being sold on Amazon.
  • Now someone searches on Google for information on an iPhone 6, they click on your review.
  • At the end of your review they click on your ad and purchase the iPhone 6 from Amazon.
  • After Amazon ships the iPhone they pay you a commission on the total sale.

And that is the simple process to make money in Affiliate Marketing with practically every company that sells products online. Now you may be saying to yourself, I have never heard of this kind of marketing before, let alone major companies practicing it. Well it is true and every picture below is a screenshot of a major retail company’s affiliate marketing link.

Affiliate Marketing Programs of Famous Retailers

How to Start an Online Business for Free

Thousands of Online Retailers like Apple iTunes have Affiliate Programs.

One of the features that people are attracted to when it comes to affiliate marketing is that you do not have to purchase or sell any products to make money. As long as you have a website or blog, you can do affiliate marketing and have it work for you while you sleep. Once you have a website set up with a bunch of content on what you are promoting, it can become passive income for years to come.

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Write about and promote products sold by major companies and get paid

There are tens of thousands of companies that sell online and the majority of them have affiliate programs where they will pay you a commission for sending them customers from the promotions you do on your website. As seen in the above and below pictures, these are just a few of the companies both large and small that partake in affiliate marketing.

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Approximately 80% of all companies that sell online will pay you for sending them customers.

Unlike other forms of internet marketing businesses, affiliate marketing basically will run itself 24/7 and 365 days per year, all without you having to buy or sell any products. As I described above in the 5-steps on how you could make money promoting an iPhone 6, once that promotion is live on the internet there is nothing more you need to do to make money on it. It will sell itself!

How to Start an Online Business for Free

Even the largest sports manufacturer in the world will pay you in their affiliate program

Passive Income for the Long Haul

The definition of Passive Income is “an income received on a regular basis, with little effort required to maintain it. It is closely related to the concept of unearned income”. This is the kind of income anyone can make with a successful affiliate marketing website. Wouldn’t you like to make money on auto-pilot from just promoting and writing about things you like?

Because affiliate marketing websites in various niche markets are extremely easy to set up with the help of the Wealthy Affiliate training and website building resources, many affiliate marketers have more than one affiliate marketing website making them money. Like I said above, once your website is set up, has the written content of what you are promoting, and has ads, it will sell itself 24/7/365.

This gives you the freedom of available time to create other passive income opportunities through other types of niche markets. Those who engage in affiliate marketing online never really have to deal with any products or customers. Just promote products and services you like on your website and the rest, including you getting paid, happens automatically.

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Despite what all of these other work from home online opportunities claim, remember that you can start your training and the foundation building of your online business with major online retailers for ZERO dollars only at Wealthy Affiliate. Then when it comes time to upgrade the most you will ever have to spend will be $49.00 per month.

The majority of online scams will charge you an upsell of about $99 plus, and then will make you think that if you invest hundreds of dollars more for advanced training, that you will be able to make more money. That is TOTAL BS! This is how the majority of the scams rip you off. They want you to believe that you need to spend more to make more.

At Wealthy Affiliate that will NEVER happen because frankly, there is no proof that spending hundreds of dollars will make you more money in the long run. For 10 solid years WA has never changed their prices and has continued to create very successful online entrepreneurs in the $1,000,000,000.00 per year online affiliate marketing industry.

How to Start an Online Business for Free

Affiliate Marketing online is mainly operated by work from home individuals.

You Have Nothing to Lose and Much to Gain

The only way you will ever become a successful work from home online entrepreneur is to have the determination to become successful. Starting an online business of your own will take plenty of time and hard work. Achieving success is cumulative in nature, meaning that what you succeed in doing now will pay off in the future.

Too many people are under the impression that online success is quick and lucrative, when in actuality it is slow and lucrative. The one thing to notice is that it IS lucrative but only after you put in several months of effort. Every single successful online entrepreneur, Bezos, Gates, Zuckerberg and others all became extremely wealthy after many years of hard work.

By joining Wealthy Affiliate you will not only have everything you could possibly need for success, except your determination, but you will also have the ability to start your own online business and the training to succeed for FREE! By spending zero dollars you have nothing to lose and much to gain in the start of a rewarding online business. Come join me at Wealthy Affiliate and let me help you succeed today! Just click on the Wealthy Affiliate University banner above right and follow the onscreen instructions.

5 Mistakes Made In Website Design.

Five Basic Mistakes Made By Businesses In Their Website Design.

Mastering some codes, programming languages, or graphic software alone is not all you need to design a website for your business that works. There is a lot more to web designing than mere coding and developing. It involves some research, designing a layout that suits your business, and creating a site that offers smooth usability, flexibility, and interactivity with the visitors.

Unfortunately, there are many web designers out there, who lack quite a bit in the business acumen and aesthetic sense, and they often end up coming up with websites that do more harm to your business credibility, than good. Majority of the developers or designers pay no attention to the larger scope of the website, and simply go with the first design that comes to their mind. This practice cannot be termed as “professional web designing”.

Business website design tips

If being a reputed web designer is your goal, there are crucial mistakes that you must avoid; following you will find the five most common mistakes (along with the solutions).

1). Cramming up the Information

Mistake: Filling the website with excessive information and details, especially the homepage with textual or graphical information, and excessive links. Result: Visitors getting irritated with the overdose and leaving immediately!

Solution: If you really see a need of giving a lot of information about your business, instead of cramming the site with all of this information, you can keep a separate downloadable file that contains all important information that the visitors can download. Remember the website is just a brochure, a flyer in digital form. Majority of the visitors would never spend more than 2 minutes in scanning your site and giving them excessive information, in a bid to impress, will actually irk the visitors.

Also see : Why Web Design Matters More Than You May Realize

2). Colors and Graphics

Mistake: Using the wrong colors or contrasts that doesn’t sync with your brand, just because it looks cool. For example, using a dark background even if it affects the readability of the site, and does a pretty good job in driving readers away! Same goes for fonts and graphics, never use capitalized or huge fonts for your website.

Solution: While designing a website, your first priority should be the convenience of a user. Put yourself in the shoes of your visitors, what would your expectations be, what would make you approve/disapprove the website? What colors would make your eyes squint and what would give a good reading experience? It wouldn’t be hard to come up with interesting mix of colors without going overbroad.

3). Nested Navigation

Mistake: Giving too many links on all pages, including header, footer, side bar, and especially within the content.

Solution: Keep the visitors in mind, they are coming to your website for some specific information, doesn’t matter if they are coming from a search engine or by clicking on your link. You must design your website in a way that it gives the desired information without making them click on a dozen links. Too many links are not good in any case, as they can distract the visitors. A basic website needs to have six compact pages of information, including the Home Page, Services, Products, Portfolio/Samples, about us, Contact us, and that’s about as much information as a regular user would want from a business website.

4). No Call to Action

Mistake: Failing to place a call to action, or placing it somewhere in the end that is not even visible above the fold, on your landing page.

Solution: Your advertisement rocks, services rock, and you give users all the information (even more) than they need at your website. Everything falls in place and they’re convinced, what’s next? Consider the content on your home/landing page as a sales pitch, what good is a sales pitch without a call to action?

5). Unnecessary and Complicated Registration Forms

Mistake: Forcing a user who wants to attain your services to fill in a complicated registration just for the heck of it. This is a huge “Put Off” for any visitor, and at times, does more harm than good.

Solution: Of course, a registered user is better than a random one, but you should never force it, or make it necessary to access the required information on your business website. You don’t need to store each and every visitor’s information; you will get the required information when somebody contacts you. However, when a retail store asks the visitor to gets registered just to access the catalog, it spoils the purpose of having a website.

Do check : Web Designers vs Web Developers [Infographic]

Remember, web surfers have been spoiled by so many options these days, and the aesthetics and usability plays a much more important role than the early days of web.

Bonus 1, Affiliate Marketing.

How to Make Money by Affiliate Marketing Online.


I do a few work at home jobs, and I am going to explain how to make money by Affiliate Marketing online, which happens to be my favorite. It is easy and extremely inexpensive to set up and operate. Matter of fact you can operate 3 affiliate marketing websites for less than $53 per month.

What is Affiliate Marketing About?

Quite frankly it is the easiest way to make money online because once it is set up there is very little you have to do to operate it. Because of this many affiliate marketers, myself included, have more than one affiliate marketing website providing multiple streams of income.

How to Make Money by Affiliate Marketing

The process of how affiliate marketing works is as simple as the definition given on Google by Wikipedia above. So with that in mind let me give you an easy to understand step-by-step process of how it works. In this example below I will be marketing Air Jordan Basketball Shoes, since I know a lot about them.

1. I write about my interest in Air Jordan Basketball Shoes on my website, describing what I know
2. I write reviews and my opinions on the various kinds / models of basketball shoes
3. Through the use of SEO (explained below) I get my website content ranked in Google
4. People do a search on Google for Air Jordan Basketball Shoes and click on my website link
5. They read my reviews, like what I have to say, and click on the Foot Locker product ad link
6. That link takes them to the Foot Locker Shopping Cart to pay for the basketball shoes
7. They make the purchase and Foot Locker ships them the Air Jordan Basketball Shoes
8. Foot Locker then pays me a commission on the total amount of that order

And that is the simple process of how to make money online using affiliate marketing. There is no need to buy or sell any products, nor do you have to deal with the customer. Everything is handled by Foot Locker, or any other company you choose to affiliate with. Once you set up your website, it works for you 24/7/365.

Set Up is 1…2…3…Create!How to Make Money by Affiliate Marketing

Though there are many ways to make money online, the only way you can earn enough is by having your own affiliate marketing website. However too many people shy away from this realization and are always looking for something quick and easy or the hottest offer at that time. This is called SOS, Shiny Object Syndrome.

The problem with people that are seeking SOS is that until they stop seeking it, they will never succeed with any kind of online marketing business. Affiliate marketing online is a One Billion Dollar per year industry operated mostly by individuals that really work from the comfort of their own homes.

Setting up your own affiliate marketing website is so simple anyone who can do it! Just think of a name, type it out, choose an overall look of the website, and click the computer mouse button. Your website will be fully programmed and hosted within one minute. It truly is that easy and I will tell you where you can do this in just a bit, but first more on how you can make serious money in affiliate marketing.

Get Your Slice of the Money Pie!

When you have your own website, the potential for making money online more than doubles in the amount of opportunities. The reason for this comes from the knowledge you gain from the building of your own website. With today’s technology in the form of WordPress website builders, creating your own website is super easy without learning any kind of programming.

Being that the bulk of the money being made in affiliate marketing every year comes from online sales, the only way to get a piece of the money pie is with your own website. All legitimate affiliate marketing programs are free to join but you first need a website or blog to participate.

How to Make Money by Affiliate Marketing

As you can see in the above image from the Foot Locker Affiliate Program details page, it tells you how to become an affiliate. All of these large retail companies will let you join them for free but only if you have a website that they can review and approve so you can display their advertisements. Now that you know how easy affiliate marketing is to earn a lot of money, here is how you can get started like I did.

How Can I Learn Affiliate Marketing?

Though there are a few online courses available, there is only one that I have found that offers you EVERYTHING you could possibly need to get up and running. Their monthly membership for everything is less than the cost of filling your car up with gas twice a month. They even offer you a yearly membership that comes out to roughly 98 cents per day!

You will get the most up-to-date training in affiliate marketing, as well as how you can make a full-time income from the comfort of your home office. All you need to participate is a computer, an internet connection, and a desire to learn the ins and outs of making money online effectively.

The name of this online training community is Wealthy Affiliate and they have been in business for 10+ years, helping to create the success stories of tens of thousands of online entrepreneurs. They will not only provide you with an easy way to build your own website from scratch without programming it, but will also provide you with the latest in SEO (Search Engine Optimization) so you can rank high in Google.

How to Make Money by Affiliate Marketing

World-Wide Interest in Affiliate Marketing Within 10 Years

As seen in the above graph, within the past 10 years affiliate marketing has been doing quite well. There was a slight decline right around 2009, mainly due to the economic crisis of that time, but as of 2014 has maintained a steady interest. Part of the steady trend has been fueled by the successful creation of future affiliate marketers from Wealthy Affiliate.

Passive and Residual Income

From the training you will get at Wealthy Affiliate you can earn both passive income and residual income. Though both are pretty much the same, there is one big difference, see below. Regardless of that difference, both are forms of income that YOU WANT to achieve to gain financial independence.

PASSIVE INCOME is an income received on a regular basis, with little effort required to maintain it. It is closely related to the concept of unearned income. RESIDUAL INCOME (also called Recurring Income) is a set amount of income that continues to be paid on a predetermined schedule. Though both are quite similar, residual income can become passive over time but passive income cannot become residual.

How to Make Money by Affiliate Marketing

Learning how to make money by affiliate marketing online has been a real blessing for many people. Many of us have plenty of information we can share, and make money on that info at the same time. How many other jobs do you know of that can pay you indefinitely for the things you write about?

And while you are thinking of the answer to the above question, ask yourself these questions too. Do I want to continue working for someone else for the rest of my life? Or do I want to create my own online business now in my spare time, so that I can go full-time within a year or two?

Do You Need Help Getting Started?

Making a decision to start something new, especially when you are unfamiliar with it, can be quite intimidating. I realize that because I went through the same procrastination phase in my decision to start my new online career in affiliate marketing. However I can genuinely say that getting started was not as difficult or as scary as I thought it would be.

The reason for this has everything to do with the fantastically easy training that Wealthy Affiliate, also known as Wealthy Affiliate University (for good reasons), offers to all of their members. Another reason why getting started was a breeze, had to do with the fact that all members are encouraged to begin their training for FREE!

How to Make Money by Affiliate Marketing

Not only did I get an entire certification 50 lesson course on everything I needed to know on how to make money the correct way in affiliate marketing, but I also learned how to get my website content to rank highly in Google by learning how to do SEO and Social Media Marketing. Now that I have this knowledge I use it not just for myself but for all of you too!

I now get to sit and write in my home office and know that I will be making money for years to come for the information I type and publish on my 4 different affiliate marketing websites. Do you want to be like me and many others who get to work part-time at home for full-time income?

Do you want that peace of mind knowing that you can work whenever and wherever you want, and still get that monthly passive and residual income? Think of how great that would be! Wealthy Affiliate can help you the same way it has helped me. Does Wealthy Affiliate work? It certainly does! Give it a try for free!