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Published: April 23rd 2020
Hi everyone….how’s life during COVID-19?
I'm now in Brisbane visiting Archie. I know this is a challenging time for us. Many people have to stay away from family, some people have to work from home and some might lose their jobs. I have been talking to my ex-pat friends in Thailand asking how they do during these days in Thailand. I’ve heard a lot of interesting things my friends started doing while they are stuck at home. I have been working from anywhere since 2014 and I want to show you a few ways that are helping me live the laptop lifestyle and have the freedom to work - especially here in the beautiful country of Thailand!
Find Your Niche
To stand out in the overcrowded online marketplace, finding your niche is really important. You might think this sounds difficult, but it is really easy to find your own unique selling point. What do you enjoy doing? Perhaps it is cooking. Why not start a cookery blog, or start reviewing local restaurants? If you love to teach, why not start teaching English online
. If you like to shop, why not rate the best boutiques in your area, or start
your own online business through one of the many easy hosting platforms such as Shopify or drop shipping? If you start by choosing a niche you really enjoy, others will feel your passion and everything you do will be that much more authentic.
Simple Ways to Make Money Online
It isn't as tricky as you may think to make money online. If you have a product you already make, such as homemade cosmetics or printed t-shirts, this can be a great way to get started by selling them online through platforms such as Etsy or through Amazon. You could start a blog or YouTube about your passion or teaching a skill you have, and then use this platform to create affiliate marketing to products you use and recommend. With affiliate marketing, every time someone clicks on your link to the product suggested, you will earn a commission, so although it may take time to write a post or create a video, once that part is done, you can enjoy the passive income of affiliate marketing for years to come. A blog or YouTube channel is also a great way to take advantage of banner advertisement and Google
ads, which work in a similar way to affiliate marketing, earning you money through commission whilst you sit back and relax. Selling your skills online is a brilliant way to boost your income, with copywriting and virtual assistant services in high demand. Another great way to make money online is by creating and selling websites. If you are already familiar with coding, or even just take a brief online course, this skill can earn you plenty of money in a short space of time. All you need again is a server to create basic websites to sell on at a profit.
Buy a Domain and Hosting
Flipping domain names, much like any other property, can be big business. Choose domain names that you feel offer value to a consumer and then resell them for a profit. Sites like Flippa help you connect with over buyers and sellers, so you can find customers this way, as well as scope out the competition. VPS hosting is one right choice to host your website. Take your time to learn the difference between cloud VPS and SSD VPS
, then, pick the one that suits your needs.
Promoting Your Website
Hosting a site can also
be lucrative if you get a lot of traffic, so once you have chosen your domain and built your website, you can get started making even more money. SEO content helps to send traffic straight to your site, optimising anything written in a blog post to attract the most views possible. More traffic means more people viewing your site and - fingers crossed! - following your affiliate marketing links or watching those banner ads. Try also linking to social media to increase your visibility and build up a database of who is visiting your site by collecting email addresses. This means you can connect easily with your potential customers, market to them directly and tailor your product, posts and ads to make you the most money possible.
I hope my tips help you guys to start doing something new while being stuck at home. Good luck and enjoy living the laptop lifestyle!
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