How to make £1 a day

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Hello all,

With the current lockdown I am looking to gain a new skill and try to make £1 minimum a day online via either affiliate or Adsense.

I have limited experience in web design, have hosting and various domains already.

I haven't done anything with the domains for a while and whatever I have done with them previously hasn't made me any money so time to start again.

£1 a day sounds like nothing and I may be wrong but I think it's something that should be achievable with a smallish site.

I have various interests but I'm more of a lad of all trades and master of none so don't have a leading interest in anything particular.

I have all the time in the world due to the pandemic and can't work in my normal business either so I thought why not use the time to learn.

I'm not sure if anyone has asked this before but I would appreciate any tips, advice but mainly examples of "mini sites" that do actually make £1 or more a day.
#£1 #adsense #affilaite #day #make
  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    I have limited experience in web design, have hosting and various domains already.

    I haven't done anything with the domains for a while and whatever I have done with them previously hasn't made me any money so time to start again.

    Why haven't you done anything for a while? No one here is going to post links to successful 'mini sites' - but then 'mini sites' are not the best idea these days.... Unless, of course, that 'mini site' is a landing page to build a list or send you to a product sales page.



    I suggest you start by reading some of the 'Warrior Path' threads - and use the search function to find discussions on specific topics. You have to do the work to earn ANYTHING online - whether it's $1 or $1000. I'm sure you realize that.



    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author cheese1688
    Originally Posted by Farmingstock View Post

    Hello all,

    With the current lockdown I am looking to gain a new skill and try to make £1 minimum a day online via either affiliate or Adsense.

    I have limited experience in web design, have hosting and various domains already.

    I haven't done anything with the domains for a while and whatever I have done with them previously hasn't made me any money so time to start again.

    £1 a day sounds like nothing and I may be wrong but I think it's something that should be achievable with a smallish site.

    I have various interests but I'm more of a lad of all trades and master of none so don't have a leading interest in anything particular.

    I have all the time in the world due to the pandemic and can't work in my normal business either so I thought why not use the time to learn.

    I'm not sure if anyone has asked this before but I would appreciate any tips, advice but mainly examples of "mini sites" that do actually make £1 or more a day.
    Hello, mate

    To be honest, I don't think that aiming for $1 per day is a good idea, better set a goal to $10 a day, if you reach even 1/10 if this goal you will make $1 per day.

    How fast you want to achieve such goal?
    If it's within a week or so, better to forget about your sites and adsense, better to try different business model. If you aiming to reach $1 per day in a few month, you can use your site, publish high-quality content, research low competition keywords and start publishing the content.
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  • Profile picture of the author froodle
    Internet market is more oriented on US and the rest, not a lot on UK market. I find it frustrated when in UK is quite a lack of info on that. Set yourself a limit on £10 per day to start.
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    • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
      Originally Posted by froodle View Post

      Internet market is more oriented on US and the rest, not a lot on UK market.
      Huh? The UK is the 2nd largest international market for eBay and the 3rd largest for Amazon.

      We even have our own currency.
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      • Profile picture of the author froodle
        Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

        Huh? The UK is the 2nd largest international market for eBay and the 3rd largest for Amazon.

        We even have our own currency.

        I know, I am in UK. I was talking about Internet marketing in general.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ged3
    You could have a look at Fiver.com and do a gig on there.


    You will be paid a minimum of $5 per gig minus $1 that Fiver.com takes.
    I am sure you will be able to find something that will pay you a lot more than £1 per day.


    If you have a website add valuable content to it each day and you will find that it could do better in the search engines and you will have more people visiting it, and it could develop into a valuable asset.



    Hope this helps
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  • Profile picture of the author Ged3
    Froodle,
    you can do a lot of things with your website.


    You have mentioned Adsense - why not build your website into one that will bring visitors to it, by using methods mentioned on the Warrior Forum and increase your commissions from Adsense.


    There are many ways to do this - posting videos on Youtube with a link back to your site
    can bring a ton of free traffic in - thats what I would probably do.


    You could find that your site makes much more than £1 a day, they your site would become a valuable asset that you could sell on Flippa for a handsome profit!


    Ged
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  • Profile picture of the author Farmingstock
    Thanks for the responses, this would purely be something to learn in my spare time as I am in lockdown.

    I have a full time business that I can't do anything with due to the lockdown so thought I'd use my time to learn something else.

    The reason I haven't done anything with the domains I have is purely because of my business but also due to not having the knowledge and the reason I joined this forum.

    I don't know why anyone wouldn't want to show off a website that makes money??

    In my younger days I was a boxer and had a six pack which I would show off at any opportunity, I'd also give anyone that asked nicely a hints and tips on how I got it.

    I'm not in a dyer need to make money, just want to learn how to make £1 a day, I could have been unrealistic and said I want a £1000 a day but you have to crawl before you can run!!

    I could easily make money doing other things but I want to learn this skill, make £1 a day from a website using either Adsense or affiliate marketing.

    Surely someone on this forum has done that as I thought that was what the forum was all about???
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  • Profile picture of the author Ged3
    If you were a boxer and had a six pack you could make a fortune from that.


    I have seen people with similar skills to yours producing videos, fairly short on how to keep fit or create a six pack and uploading them to Youtube.


    They may have a series of say 5 or 6 then they will have link to their video course that they sell for £30 - £50 a set.


    You really should look into that - I am sure you will make a lot more than £1 a day.


    Ged
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    • Profile picture of the author Farmingstock
      Originally Posted by Ged3 View Post

      If you were a boxer and had a six pack you could make a fortune from that.


      I have seen people with similar skills to yours producing videos, fairly short on how to keep fit or create a six pack and uploading them to Youtube.


      They may have a series of say 5 or 6 then they will have link to their video course that they sell for £30 - £50 a set.


      You really should look into that - I am sure you will make a lot more than £1 a day.


      Ged
      Hi Ged

      I used that as an example as i find it hard to understand why no one would give an example of a website that uses Adsense or affiliate marketing and makes £1 a day?? When I boxed it was over 30 years ago and I'm not YouTube ready anymore ha ha.

      I want to do this to pass my time more than make money,

      I have learnt how to do a rubix cube in under 2 minutes, how to pick a lock, rebuilt an engine so far during the lockdown and now I'm looking to make £1 a day from Adsense or affiliate marketing.

      If this isn't the forum for it is there another that I could learn something from?? Cheers
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      • Profile picture of the author DigiThor
        Let me just say that you are in the right place. There is a goldmine of information in this forum, but it can seem to be a bit buried in long forum threads. The search function is your friend.


        I would be happy to share one of my old adsense sites with you but I've taken them all down. That was a few years back. I did earn a few bucks on that but nothing major. I didn't have the passion to continue with those and didn't feel like I was giving any value so just took them down.


        If you want to do adsense then I would suggest you read up on keyword research and authority sites. It will most likely take some time to get traffic and exposure but its definitely possible.



        Affiliate marketing is probably quicker if you select a high quality product and focus on targeted traffic. Send to a squeeze page, build trust by providing high quality information and promote high quality offers.


        It is really simple but not always easy you will find tons of info on this site to guide you on your way. Easy to get overwhelmed and go in an endless research loop (oh yes, been there.. long time) but just pick one method and go for it. Work consistently on a single method for an extended period of time before considering trying something else. Most methods require time and effort to get started. I'm guilty of trying new things, waiting three days, and jumping on the next idea because I didn't make any money and got bored.


        That kind of turned into a rant I guess. Hope it made some sense. And good luck on your way forward.


        PS: it seems like you have some skills that you could monetize online. Even if you're not YouTube ready, you could still angle yourself as a previous boxer and provide training, motivation and mindset tips. Or how about teaching that lockpicking technique online? Or how to pick apart and rebuild and engine? Post videos on YouTube, pictures on Instagram and Facebook, blog post on your website and link back from you social accounts. Then you could combine both adsense and affiliate offers, or even make your own course and keep all the profit.



        OMG, even the PS turned into a rant.. I'll stop for now.



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  • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
    I don't know why anyone wouldn't want to show off a website that makes money??
    #1 - Linking to one's own site in posts isn't allowed.

    #2 - People could reverse engineer your site and you won't make any more money.

    IM is a highly competitive, cut-throat game.

    If you're looking to kill time go to your attic or basement and find some stuff to sell on eBay.
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    • Profile picture of the author Farmingstock
      Originally Posted by IGotMine View Post

      #1 - Linking to one's own site in posts isn't allowed.

      #2 - People could reverse engineer your site and you won't make any more money.

      IM is a highly competitive, cut-throat game.

      If you're looking to kill time go to your attic or basement and find some stuff to sell on eBay.
      To show as an example isn't allowed? Surely the basis of the forum is to make money online???

      If that was the case there would be millions of eBay's, Google's and amazons out there, would have to be very fickle to think that imo

      Seem to be missing the point, I'm wanting to learn how to make £1 a day via Adsense or affiliate marketing, I have mentioned this a few times.

      I already know how to sell stuff on eBay!!
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  • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
    would have to be very fickle to think that imo
    You don't have a clue how IM works or the caliber of people on this forum.

    I have mentioned this a few times.
    Don't like the answers you get, keep asking the same question. WOW! That's never happened before.

    An "Adsense" site requires a lot of content to get a lot of traffic from search engines. So get to building one already.

    Affiliate marketing requires a site that gets search traffic (see above) or advertising or posting content on social media. So, get to it already!

    I know you won't like this answer either...
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    • Profile picture of the author Farmingstock
      You don't have a clue how IM works or the caliber of people on this forum.

      I thought ppl on a forum generally helped and gave advice on the question asked??

      Don't like the answers you get, keep asking the same question. WOW! That's never happened before.

      That's obviously not an answer to the question hence the response, hence why I repeated the question several times in case you haven't read it.

      An "Adsense" site requires a lot of content to get a lot of traffic from search engines. So get to building one already.

      Affiliate marketing requires a site that gets search traffic (see above) or advertising or posting content on social media. So, get to it already!

      I know you won't like this answer either...

      If you can't give help, advice or examples of work, it's probably best not to clutter up the post with pointless input
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  • Profile picture of the author TobiMDD
    At the end you will realize that the effort to reach a point where you can make $1 a day for example with affiliate marketing is the same effort as when you would want to make $10 or even $100 a day.


    Because you need to learn the exact same skills and principles of marketing to be in profit


    Therefore find someone or something which teaches these principles, learn them and most importantly take action.


    Something you will definitly need is the ability to drive targeted traffic to a link. Maybe you should learn something about that first.
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    • Profile picture of the author Farmingstock
      Originally Posted by TobiMDD View Post

      At the end you will realize that the effort to reach a point where you can make $1 a day for example with affiliate marketing is the same effort as when you would want to make $10 or even $100 a day.


      Because you need to learn the exact same skills and principles of marketing to be in profit


      Therefore find someone or something which teaches these principles, learn them and most importantly take action.


      Something you will definitly need is the ability to drive targeted traffic to a link. Maybe you should learn something about that first.
      Thing is it's not about making £10-100 it's £1 a day! But no one seems to be able to make even that which is confusing as I thought this was the whole point of the forum??

      I am looking for someone or something to teach me hence the post??
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Seem to be missing the point, I'm wanting to learn how to make £1 a day via Adsense or affiliate marketing, I have mentioned this a few times.
    You have also mentioned 'lockdown' several times as if that is unique to you right now.

    The point everyone is making here is that earning $1 or earning $10 requires the same basic strategy. There is no 'big money pile' an 'little money pile'.

    Earning anything online means someone buys from you - or clicks on your ads (which means you need traffic). It's not rocket science but it does require effort from you. No one can point you to 'the money' - they can only tell you where to start.

    If you are just killing time - and want a few bucks - get on Freelance sites and bid like crazy. It's the quickest way I know to pull $$ in - but if also requires effort.
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    • Profile picture of the author Farmingstock
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      You have also mentioned 'lockdown' several times as if that is unique to you right now.

      The point everyone is making here is that earning $1 or earning $10 requires the same basic strategy. There is no 'big money pile' an 'little money pile'.

      Earning anything online means someone buys from you - or clicks on your ads (which means you need traffic). It's not rocket science but it does require effort from you. No one can point you to 'the money' - they can only tell you where to start.

      If you are just killing time - and want a few bucks - get on Freelance sites and bid like crazy. It's the quickest way I know to pull $$ in - but if also requires effort.
      Seems your missing the point too, it's not about making money it's about learning a new skill!

      To me this is like doing a rubix cube, rebuilding an engine, just a new skill not a new business as I already have one of them, it's just something to pass time!!

      Like I said earlier I used to show off my body and give advice on how to fight and change physical appearance. It never once crossed my mind that they would beat me or look better!! For one I was undefeated and I was happy with my body.

      I use that as an example because ppl seam to be all cloak and dagger on here, we can't show you our websites because we are scared you will pinch them
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    If you can't give help, advice or examples of work, it's probably best not to clutter up the post with pointless input
    You don't control how others respond or what they are allowed to say. You have some good advice in this thread but are so focused on getting 'an answer' you don't see the answers posted.

    Making demands that are unreasonable will lead to knowledgeable marketers not bothering to answer. People will not risk part of their business to satisfy your curiosity about their sites. You may think it silly but you don't have a business to risk as yet, do you?

    You can view some of the sites and landing pages in various 'signatures' here....have you done that?

    it's not about making money it's about learning a new skill!
    If that is the case you will learn by reading detailed threads about various IM businesses - adsense, affiliate marketing, PPC, CPA, freelancing, etc There is also a 'learn' section link in the black toolbar above.

    An online business is not 'a skill' - it's a process just like an offline business. There are many skills involved...depending on which system/process/path you decide to take. If you really want to 'learn' - here are some places to start:

    https://www.warriorforum.com/warrior...bscribers.html

    https://www.warriorforum.com/warrior...m-nothing.html

    https://www.warriorforum.com/warrior...days-ebay.html
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    • Profile picture of the author Farmingstock
      You don't control how others respond or what they are allowed to say. You have some good advice in this thread but are so focused on getting 'an answer' you don't see the answers posted.

      It's not about control, it's about getting the answers to the questions I asked!

      Making demands that are unreasonable will lead to knowledgeable marketers not bothering to answer. People will not risk part of their business to satisfy your curiosity about their sites. You may think it silly but you don't have a business to risk as yet, do you?

      I have several businesses, hence the reason this is purely to learn as a hobby, not a way to make money as such or have as a business.

      You can view some of the sites and landing pages in various 'signatures' here....have you done that?

      No, I've not done that as it seems like there's a lot of cloak and dagger and I wouldn't know if they make 10p a year or not!

      If that is the case you will learn by reading detailed threads about various IM businesses - adsense, affiliate marketing, PPC, CPA, freelancing, etc There is also a 'learn' section link in the black toolbar above.

      An online business is not 'a skill' - it's a process just like an offline business. There are many skills involved...depending on which system/process/path you decide to take. If you really want to 'learn' - here are some places to start:

      https://www.warriorforum.com/warrior...bscribers.html

      https://www.warriorforum.com/warrior...m-nothing.html

      https://www.warriorforum.com/warrior...days-ebay.html

      Thank you for the links I will check them out, I'm guessing getting a domain name with traffic would be a good start instead of some random name that meant nothing!!
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      • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
        Originally Posted by Farmingstock View Post

        I'm guessing getting a domain name with traffic would be a good start instead of some random name that meant nothing!!
        There's no need to guess when there's already so much information readily available. But just looking at existing sites won't tell you much. Whatever they might be currently earning in AdSense revenue will be based on several factors such as how long they've been up, how often they've been updated, what promotion the owner has done, what keywords they've targeted, what niche they're in etc. Very different-looking sites could each be earning the same revenue for completely different reasons.

        And outside of commodity products, very few affiliate sites earn £1 a day. They might average that over a period, but affiliate revenue tends to either come in clumps with high seasonal variation, or peak at the time of product launch. In the vast majority of cases, regular and consistent affiliate revenue is the result of long-term brand building.
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        • Profile picture of the author Farmingstock
          So there is no step by step guide to creating a successful affiliate site??

          Perhaps I'm asking the wrong question to start with

          Let's try and attack this from a different angle, say I wanted to focus on something completely random "random keyword"

          How would I find out if "random keyword" gets any searches, how much competition it has, if there are other sites doing exactly the same, if there is much freely available information?

          That way before I even think about purchasing a domain name I will know if it's a viable option.

          For example there would be much more competition for the keyword "led bulb" than there would be for "led gu10"
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          • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
            Originally Posted by Farmingstock View Post

            So there is no step by step guide to creating a successful affiliate site??

            Perhaps I'm asking the wrong question to start with

            Let's try and attack this from a different angle, say I wanted to focus on something completely random "random keyword"

            How would I find out if "random keyword" gets any searches, how much competition it has, if there are other sites doing exactly the same, if there is much freely available information? "
            Think if your looking for a step by step guide take a look at Erica Stone on the Warrior Forum she goes by the name of Sojurn. https://www.warriorforum.com/members/sojourn.html

            She has helped a lot of people with her posts and WSO's on the forum. Maybe look at her most recent WSO https://www.warriorforum.com/warrior...marketing.html Might be what you are looking for since it is about building a profitable affiliate site.

            Since you may be on lock down for awhile building a site and following the steps might help you develop your skills and help you reach your goal of a $ a day..
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          • Profile picture of the author savidge4
            Originally Posted by Farmingstock View Post

            So there is no step by step guide to creating a successful affiliate site??
            Not that I have ever seen... and here is why each niche is very different. How you might build and develop traffic for a Forex site is different than how you might develop a site that sells gun holsters. Even the differences in say mens weight loss vs women's weight loss is enough to make them "different"

            Are there general rules to follow... yeah sure there is. Will the general rules get you anywhere? The answer to that is in this very thread...not to many people make $1 a day following those rules

            Originally Posted by Farmingstock View Post

            Perhaps I'm asking the wrong question to start with
            Im going to say, you have actually gotten some pretty sound answers. build a site and develop traffic.. that's the general rule to follow. I am also going to agree the answer you are getting is not the one YOU are looking for.

            Originally Posted by Farmingstock View Post

            Let's try and attack this from a different angle, say I wanted to focus on something completely random "random keyword"

            How would I find out if "random keyword" gets any searches, how much competition it has, if there are other sites doing exactly the same, if there is much freely available information?
            This would be an SEO question. I am going to suggest if you are looking for a topic to start your IM journey based on the Niches "numbers" you have already lost. There are a list of programs that get you this type of information. You can head over to the SEO forum and find thread after thread listing these.

            Originally Posted by Farmingstock View Post

            That way before I even think about purchasing a domain name I will know if it's a viable option.
            I say this a lot and there are those that have a tendency to disagree... I personally do not think in this day and age there is a non viable option. There are young girls on TicToc as I type this that will hit 7 digits worth of sponsorship this year. 30 second dance videos Crushing 7 digit incomes - think about that for a moment.

            I say that as an example of what it is that needs to be done in order to create success. That "Thing" is BRAND. The idea of knowing what you are going to do so you can then get a domain name is not so much backwards thinking, but this in itself is a level of failure on the creator level.

            Since the example was LED bulbs.. you have to think a bit long term in this. I personally import BRANDED Smart LED bulbs. Is the site URL something cute like ledbulbs .com or is it branded.com? you guessed it is branded .com.

            Short term thinking "I need to make a $1 a day" does not equate to long term success "7 digits a year" The standard Internet Marketing mindset says hey im going to sell soda buy soda .com ( Look at it.. its a music service.. do you think it started that way? - I know it didnt ) and a real business person is thinking I am going to make a soda "Coka - Cola" and as the market changes I am going to make "Cherry Coke" and "Diet Coke" etc etc. Do you see the difference?

            Originally Posted by Farmingstock View Post

            For example there would be much more competition for the keyword "led bulb" than there would be for "led gu10"
            There are a plethora of programs that can give you these types of insights. The issue I find with each and every one of these is they are based apon a single data set and that is the adwords keyword tool. Anyone that has been bee doing this for any amount of time, or in my case before any of these tools existed understands that the Adwords keywords tool is not a so reliable source of data...

            I personally start looking at actual search results. to better understand a keyword chain I just go in and manually do searches like:

            Led Buld - has 193,000,000 search results.
            led gu10 has 22,400,000 search results
            led gu10 bulb - has 10,500,000 search results
            led gu10 50 watt bulb - has 5,700,000 search results
            gu10 led daylight - has 1,110,000 results
            50 watt gu10 led daylight - has 434,000 results

            I personally think its pretty clear where I might want to start directing my efforts in creating content that I might actually be able to rank from a new site and no backlinks.

            Hope that Helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    For example there would be much more competition for the keyword "led bulb" than there would be for "led gu10"
    Well - how many PEOPLE are searching for 'led gu10'? The purpose of keywords and keyword phrases and LSI - is to use keywords that people are LOOKING for - that's the whole point of the process.

    Easy to do keyword research on google - or you can use or buy other tools to do the research.

    You can use the forum 'advanced search' on this forum to find full discussions on how to find keywords, how to research niche potential, how to evaluate the competition, and identify a target market, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author Monetize
    Hello Farmingstock,

    Making money online starts with a mindset. Then it requires
    a knowledge of various skills and determination to get things
    done. I have been in the IM business for over twenty years,
    have used a variety of methods and have earned substantial
    income. I was here on the WF way back in the day when the
    majority of the posters were doing something constructive,
    actually earning money and sharing their experiences. Such
    notables as Willie C, Robbin T, and several others. Then one
    day people started posting questions like "How do I make a
    clickable link?" This forum is not the place for that. There
    are other websites for learning the basics.

    With the current economic and social upheaval, everybody
    and their brother wants to make money online but unless
    they already have something going or the knowledge that
    is required to set something up it is going to be extremely
    difficult to make that happen, especially when they need to
    start making money right away. I am not saying that it is
    impossible, just highly unlikely when they are starting from
    scratch with little or no money.

    There are countless ways to make money and hundreds of
    books, guides, manuals, and tutorials that will tell you how
    to go about it. Are the people here going to tell you exactly
    what to do or divulge exactly how they are making money
    online or provide step-by-step instructions. I don't think so.
    You need to read some books, watch videos, read forums,
    hire a coach, learn by doing, etc. and develop a strategy in
    the same way that all successful IMers have had to do.
    There are no shortcuts.

    The people here are trying to help. Do yourself a favor and
    accept their advice.
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  • Profile picture of the author Farmingstock
    Thanks for the reply's

    This post was just to get some basic information on how to create a site that could make £1 a day just as a past time, by no means what so ever something that I would want to turn into a business as I run a successful business already. The thing is I can't work ATM.

    My thinking was if I can learn how to make £1 a day from a new domain, I could use some of the skills to put into my current business.

    Seems like I'd be back to work before I ever actually found out how to do anything.

    Looks like I'll try and learn a new language instead with my spare time, hopefully that won't be as difficult to get information about!

    Thanks for any helpful advice.
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    • Profile picture of the author savidge4
      Originally Posted by Farmingstock View Post

      My thinking was if I can learn how to make £1 a day from a new domain, I could use some of the skills to put into my current business.
      I think of it this way... if it was so easy to make money online... no one would have a job, and every business would be online.

      If indeed your current business is YOUR business.. one has to wonder why it would take a pandemic for you to maybe not really research doing business online. I can not think of a single business that could not benefit from the use of online efforts.
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      • Profile picture of the author Farmingstock
        Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

        I think of it this way... if it was so easy to make money online... no one would have a job, and every business would be online.

        If indeed your current business is YOUR business.. one has to wonder why it would take a pandemic for you to maybe not really research doing business online. I can not think of a single business that could not benefit from the use of online efforts.
        MY current business is in Health and Safety and has an online presence, I have a degree in media but not in marketing.

        The business website has done well and almost all my work comes from it, however as I've repeatedly stated this post was purely to pass time as In a working environment if I was making £1 a day I'd be embarrassed.

        Hence why it was just to pass time!!
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        • Profile picture of the author savidge4
          Originally Posted by Farmingstock View Post

          MY current business is in Health and Safety and has an online presence, I have a degree in media but not in marketing.

          The business website has done well and almost all my work comes from it, however as I've repeatedly stated this post was purely to pass time as In a working environment if I was making £1 a day I'd be embarrassed.

          Hence why it was just to pass time!!
          Your a few legs up with a degree in media. Why not spend this time creating a second avenue of traffic for your primary business and use your knowledge of media as a center point?

          People really don't like to hear it, but providing information such as videos and podcasts and Instagram posts and Tic Toc videos is not directly transactional... but rather branding. In the long run ( and it sounds like you are in for the long run ) branding aka "giving" is far and away the best path. Funnels and converting traffic etc is no matter how you dice it short term I need it now / transactional today. Longevity in my mind dictates effort should be placed in BRAND over anything else. And it sounds like you have the knowledge base to do exactly that.
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          • Profile picture of the author Farmingstock
            Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

            Your a few legs up with a degree in media. Why not spend this time creating a second avenue of traffic for your primary business and use your knowledge of media as a center point?

            People really don't like to hear it, but providing information such as videos and podcasts and Instagram posts and Tic Toc videos is not directly transactional... but rather branding. In the long run ( and it sounds like you are in for the long run ) branding aka "giving" is far and away the best path. Funnels and converting traffic etc is no matter how you dice it short term I need it now / transactional today. Longevity in my mind dictates effort should be placed in BRAND over anything else. And it sounds like you have the knowledge base to do exactly that.
            I haven't tried videos and tic tocs if I'm honest, the business I'm in can be very bland and boring but has to stay professional due to the nature of the business. I'm not sure anything I could create or anyone else in my industry would go viral, but I get what your saying.

            My degree was interactive media development, so we covered a lot of different programs not one specifically from basic HTML to C++ Databases for online libraries (which I hated) however we didn't really cover any kind of marketing in depth and as I'm as dyslexic as can be reading isn't my strongest suit as I get frustrated very easily, I got a lot of help at university with separate videos, practical tutorials.

            It's why I kept asking for a more step by step guide as reading anything longer than this post to me is like anyone else being as drunk as they can be trying to read, just doesn't make sense.
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            • Profile picture of the author savidge4
              Originally Posted by Farmingstock View Post

              I'm not sure anything I could create or anyone else in my industry would go viral, but I get what your saying.

              I got a lot of help at university with separate videos, practical tutorials.
              And within your answer to my suggestions would be the answer. Things don't have to go "Viral" they just have to be seen. What questions do people looking for your services have? What questions might you be able to answer for your peers?

              The absolute truth is in todays world the BEST marketing strategy is NOT to market. Giving information creates leverage... Leverage leads to people wanting to reciprocate - and they will - and you never have to ask ( aka market to them ). Create and don't expect - and magical things happen. It simply requires patience and time. This is not a NOW type of strategy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Monetize
    This thread has convinced me that newbies should be
    required to add value before they can start a thread.
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    • Profile picture of the author Farmingstock
      Originally Posted by Monetize View Post

      This thread has convinced me that newbies should be
      required to add value before they can start a thread.
      Perhaps you should take your own advice!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Just think of the other newbies who read it and go 'great - I'll get started'.
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    • Profile picture of the author Monetize
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      Just think of the other newbies who read it and go 'great - I'll get started'.

      I love newbies because we all were one once upon a time,
      way back in the day. But when I see the current wannabe
      internet millionaires that declare they do not have time to
      read a book, it makes me wonder why they even bothered
      to come here.
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  • Profile picture of the author Maximilian5
    Hi Farmingstock,
    There are many different ways to make $1 a day, many niches, affiliate programs, etc. You can make the money from commissions from product or service sales, like amazon affiliate, or dropshipping, or just from ad clicks.
    Learning how to make $1 a day from 1 site was also my goal, but the main goals was to automate it and repeat with other sites and niches, to make $1 a day from a lot of sites.

    I prefer to do it with automated content sites that are setup with 3 - 5 affiliate programs and ad networks like revenuehits, etc.
    Automated site means that you don't have to create or add content manually, you use a script to get and post content to your site automatically, from sources that allow it, so it's all legal. This way you can just focus on generating traffic.
    My average site starts with hundreds of pages of content, scripts add more every 24 - 48 hours. Because the content is not original, adsense doesn't like, that's why I use other ad networks.
    To make $1 a day from ads on your site, usually you will need about 20 - 30 visitors to your site, it depends on a niche and traffic quality. Sometimes you can make more than $1 just from 1 visitor, some days only 5 cents and some days $10. The $1 a day is average based on 1 month. For example on a dating advice site 1 sign up from a banner ad can make $50+, but some days nothing. If you get 1 sign up in a month, that's more than $1 a day.

    I can't post here all the methods I use, but one method that worked good for me was making compilation videos on youtube and advertising my sites in videos, some got thousands of views in a short time and a lot of traffic to my sites. Video compilations are easy to make, you don't have to record your own videos, just use existing ones you find on youtube, cut and join with a video editor, it's allowed if the compilation is from short clips, mostly of existing compilations, just in a different order.
    So setup 1 automated site, preferably in wordpress, load with hundreds of pages of content, add ads and affiliate links, leave the site running and just focus on traffic.
    All you need is an average 20 - 30 visitors a day to make $1 a day from ad clicks.
    You can get that amount of traffic just from youtube video compilations.

    I can't post examples here, I don't think it's allowed. Anyway, the sites I'm talking about are not "mini sites", some have thousands of pages of content (generated automatically and legally), they don't look automated, if I show you one with 3,000 posts you would not know it's 100% automated, Google doesn't know it. They are large sites so visitors spend some time browsing, click ads, even post comments, return for new content, that gives a lot of ad views and clicks.

    There are other methods, but I think that's the easiest one because it doesn't require reading books, no long learning process, no need to learn seo or other methods people try to sell.

    It's not for just making $1 a day, when you learn the process you can repeat many times for different niches. People do it with 100 sites or more, it's possible because of automation and some creative ways to get traffic.
    I'm doing it. Ask any questions you have.
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    • Profile picture of the author Farmingstock
      Originally Posted by Maximilian5 View Post

      Hi Farmingstock,
      There are many different ways to make $1 a day, many niches, affiliate programs, etc. You can make the money from commissions from product or service sales, like amazon affiliate, or dropshipping, or just from ad clicks.
      Learning how to make $1 a day from 1 site was also my goal, but the main goals was to automate it and repeat with other sites and niches, to make $1 a day from a lot of sites.

      I prefer to do it with automated content sites that are setup with 3 - 5 affiliate programs and ad networks like revenuehits, etc.
      Automated site means that you don't have to create or add content manually, you use a script to get and post content to your site automatically, from sources that allow it, so it's all legal. This way you can just focus on generating traffic.
      My average site starts with hundreds of pages of content, scripts add more every 24 - 48 hours. Because the content is not original, adsense doesn't like, that's why I use other ad networks.
      To make $1 a day from ads on your site, usually you will need about 20 - 30 visitors to your site, it depends on a niche and traffic quality. Sometimes you can make more than $1 just from 1 visitor, some days only 5 cents and some days $10. The $1 a day is average based on 1 month. For example on a dating advice site 1 sign up from a banner ad can make $50+, but some days nothing. If you get 1 sign up in a month, that's more than $1 a day.

      I can't post here all the methods I use, but one method that worked good for me was making compilation videos on youtube and advertising my sites in videos, some got thousands of views in a short time and a lot of traffic to my sites. Video compilations are easy to make, you don't have to record your own videos, just use existing ones you find on youtube, cut and join with a video editor, it's allowed if the compilation is from short clips, mostly of existing compilations, just in a different order.
      So setup 1 automated site, preferably in wordpress, load with hundreds of pages of content, add ads and affiliate links, leave the site running and just focus on traffic.
      All you need is an average 20 - 30 visitors a day to make $1 a day from ad clicks.
      You can get that amount of traffic just from youtube video compilations.

      I can't post examples here, I don't think it's allowed. Anyway, the sites I'm talking about are not "mini sites", some have thousands of pages of content (generated automatically and legally), they don't look automated, if I show you one with 3,000 posts you would not know it's 100% automated, Google doesn't know it. They are large sites so visitors spend some time browsing, click ads, even post comments, return for new content, that gives a lot of ad views and clicks.

      There are other methods, but I think that's the easiest one because it doesn't require reading books, no long learning process, no need to learn seo or other methods people try to sell.

      It's not for just making $1 a day, when you learn the process you can repeat many times for different niches. People do it with 100 sites or more, it's possible because of automation and some creative ways to get traffic.
      I'm doing it. Ask any questions you have.
      Thank you for the response, much appreciated.

      I have 4 or 5 different existing websites that I haven't touched for many years, I think they use amazon affiliates and affiliate window, I think one of them runs a script called Price Tapestry. I haven't done anything with them for at least 5 years and had completely forgot I even had them one of them actually had a sale last week and I made £9 commission, maybe better paying someone to update one of my existing sites and then I can replicate the basic layout myself.

      It's more the layout that I have issues with like how a homepage should look and placement of ads, what sort of content to display?

      It would be nice to see a working affiliate site, just to get an idea of these things, not to steal the niche but just to see how it looks, then I can considerate on building my own niche.

      I have got plenty of domains that could be used for different things but either need someone to build one for me that I can replicate or up date one of my existing sites and follow that template.

      Thanks again
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      • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
        Originally Posted by Farmingstock View Post


        It would be nice to see a working affiliate site, just to get an idea of these things, not to steal the niche but just to see how it looks, then I can considerate on building my own niche.
        Type in Amazon affiliate disclosure in google.https://www.google.com/search?q=amaz...hrome&ie=UTF-8 Scroll down the page to you see sites listed with these terms. Click on the sites name and head to their home page. That should give you a good idea what a working Amazon affiliate looks like. Hope that helps, and nice job on the recent sale.
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        • Profile picture of the author Farmingstock
          Originally Posted by DWolfe View Post

          Type in Amazon affiliate disclosure in google.https://www.google.com/search?q=amaz...hrome&ie=UTF-8 Scroll down the page to you see sites listed with these terms. Click on the sites name and head to their home page. That should give you a good idea what a working Amazon affiliate looks like. Hope that helps, and nice job on the recent sale.
          Great thanks for the info, much appreciated,

          Just looked at the website data and it has had nearly 2400 clicks on products but only 2 sales in the last month, so definitely worth updating as most items are £100+

          What sort of money would I be looking at to revamp a site??
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          • Profile picture of the author Maximilian5
            " nearly 2400 clicks on products but only 2 sales in the last month, so definitely worth updating as most items are £100+ "

            I don't think it's worth it, 2400 clicks for 2 sales, that's not more than a few dollars even on $100+ items. If you had 2400 clicks on a dating affiliate site and only 2 sign ups, that would be at least $100 profit for you if counting only signups. But you could also make money from clicks.
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            • Profile picture of the author Farmingstock
              Originally Posted by Maximilian5 View Post

              " nearly 2400 clicks on products but only 2 sales in the last month, so definitely worth updating as most items are £100+ "

              I don't think it's worth it, 2400 clicks for 2 sales, that's not more than a few dollars even on $100+ items. If you had 2400 clicks on a dating affiliate site and only 2 sign ups, that would be at least $100 profit for you if counting only signups. But you could also make money from clicks.
              Thing is the site or feeds haven't been updated in over 6 years so a lot of the links are blank and the pages are all over the place, the £9 commission was on a £400 exercise bike, it's a little bit towards the £1 a day!
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        • Profile picture of the author Maximilian5
          My reply was not posted for some reason, anyway, I wrote that Amazon affiliate sites don't make much money especially now after amazon changed commission percentages to flat percentage rate, so affiliates making less money than ever.
          With the same amount of traffic to amazon affiliate site, you can make much more with ad networks from ad clicks, and other affiliate programs, or even dropshipping sites.
          Amazon affiliate sites are too much work for too little. I use amazon ads on some of my sites, but it's just a small addition.

          If you want to learn new skill that can make you money, here is what I recommend:
          1. Learn how to setup a site in wordpress. There are many free themes available. This will allow you to learn how wordpress works, how to add posts, pages and ads.
          Fast way to learn is to get a site that is already functioning and see how it all looks in admin panel. Much better than setting up one yourself from scratch.
          I can show you one.
          2. Learn how to automate a site with automated plugins, so it loads content automatically, like a news sites, or videos site. There are automated plugins for this so it's not difficult to learn, you just install and enter some keywords and configuration settings.
          3. When you have your site up, create accounts with ad networks and affiliate programs, example, revenuehits.com - good for almost all type of sites, clickbank, CJ, etc. Add their ad codes to your site with Widgets in your wordpress theme.
          That's it, you will have an automated site that can make money from ad clicks and commissions from advertised products/services that pay more than amazon.
          The next step is to generate traffic. To make $1 day you don't need anything advanced.
          You can advertise locally or make a video compilation on youtube and advertise your site in the video. It's enough to get few visitors every day and $1 a day from ad clicks.
          Then you can duplicate it many times to make more.

          "Experts" will tell you automated sites are not good, that you need to create your own content etc., but this is just a different business model, because the purpose of automated niche sites is to make a little money from each and to learn in the process of making some money with easier methods.
          Later you can convert your automated sites to non automated by hiring people to make original content for you, and implement more advanced marketing methods.

          I would not start with amazon affiliate sites because it's much more work for too little.
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  • Profile picture of the author sonnyharrison1
    Fiverr was a good idea... you could also do something really crazy like those challenges on YouTube, get a following and monetize your channel
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  • Profile picture of the author tamtran
    Hi man!
    I would suggest you try to google some product testing websites, I'm new here so I don't know if suggesting a specific site would be flagged as spam.
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  • Profile picture of the author Baby P
    If you paid by clicks it might be $1 perday. but if it's paid by lead. you might get $30 up per day
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  • Profile picture of the author thisworks4u2
    Designing web pages can be a bit tiresome. I have found that having access to various ready made lead capture pages that can be connected to any business model works like a charm!

    I am definitely not knocking Wordpress or any other platform, but I have been there and done that and prefer and have found an easier way.
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