Making Money Online Help Needed

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Hello All!
First I want to say, please excuse me for my lack/ignorance of using the correct terminology. I am trying to learn what I can but a lot of this is very new to me. I am inquiring about making money online by getting others to sign up for Apps etc. Basically, I have signed up for an App called 1Q. The App gives me a personal link to share with others and everytime someone clicks on my post (I do through FB) I get paid money. So far, I have referred 233 people to sign up. The problem is, I only get paid .25 cents per person. Not only does the person sign up, they are then routed to downloading the App with the promise of receiving consumer marketing questions and they themselves getting paid .25 cents for each question they answer. It's by no means a scam. Like I've said, they have deposited close to $60 in my account. Someone had told me to come to this site and do some more research. They said, for what people have to do to sign up plus download the 1Q App, I should be making closer to $2-$5 per signup. My question here is, does anyone know of companies that I can do something similar to this, plus make better money at it? I apologize again, I am not even sure what this type of marketing is called or I would have done a search. Thanks for everyone responses!

Tara
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Never heard of that app - but sounds spammy/scammy to me. How much time did you spend to earn $60 bucks doing this? Was it worth the time? Probably not. I doubt any company like that pays $2-5 for a FB signup - I've never seen one that did. Maybe someone here will surprise me.

    Why not read some threads on this - look at the sections that feature different types of online marketing - and get into a real business online or a service where you can freelance for far more money than .25 per signup?

    For example, you obviously can write well in English - freelance writing is a much better gig than what you've been doing (in my opinion, that is).
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    • Profile picture of the author Tara Burgess
      Thanks Kay! I appreciate your response! I could definitely do some freelance writing, I guess I'm just a bit intimidated. I feel as though I wouldn't know where to start?
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      • Profile picture of the author Gustavo Karakey
        There are very few shortcuts in this business and if you find them, chances are you'll have to fork over $5,000 for someone's mastermind group!

        Two quick suggestions:

        1) Digitalmarketer.com has a 30 day $1 trial that gives you access to something like 40 deep dive courses on everything digital marketing: landing pages, funnels, e-mail marketing, blogging, e-commerce, Facebook advertising, you name it. If you pay for another month ($47), you get 60 days of graduate level online marketing education which will serve you no matter what you do.

        It will also help you to narrow down your niche or corner of the online space.

        Your first task is to become more familiar with the terrain without committing yourself to any one thing (and whatever you do, don't respond to every pitch you see from someone claiming their biz opp is the best)...

        Secondly, and this is probably more important: If you can develop expertise in just one thing, you will run ahead of everyone else. The biggest challenge in this business is patience. It's having the patience to slog through what is required to really master one thing well.

        Facebook is one example. If you took the next 30 days and just focused on one aspect of generating leads through Facebook, you would have people knocking down your door to know what you discovered.

        There is lead ads, messenger marketing, influencers, PPC, retargeting, FB fan pages, viral videos, geo-targeting for local businesses, and the list goes on. Each one of those could give you the edge you needed and if you spent the time mastering one of those features you would already know more than 95% of folks on the Net.

        Good luck.
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        • Profile picture of the author Tara Burgess
          I appreciate your tips. Gonna check out those courses tomorrow. Thanks again!
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  • Profile picture of the author Josip Zenčić
    .25 seems to be OK for quick text reply.
    You can expect higher earnings per lead with other CostPerAction networks (For example, a form submit e.g., contact request, newsletter sign up, registration, double opt-in or sale), but also higher bounce rate.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tara Burgess
      I apologize, I'm very new to the marketing world. What companies would you suggest or what could I google?
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      • Profile picture of the author Josip Zenčić
        Originally Posted by Tara Burgess View Post

        I apologize, I'm very new to the marketing world. What companies would you suggest or what could I google?
        I'm using CPALead and CPACrazy (instant approval), but there is also many others (AdworkMedia) etc...
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Originally Posted by Josip Zenčić View Post

      .25 seems to be OK for quick text reply.
      You can expect higher earnings per lead with other CostPerAction networks (For example, a form submit e.g., contact request, newsletter sign up, registration, double opt-in or sale), but also higher bounce rate.
      I agree.
      I think if she already has the capabilities of signing up people then she should move on to higher paying CPAs particularly things like Email Submit. Which I have had a lot of success with at Maxbounty over the years
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    Originally Posted by Tara Burgess View Post

    Thanks Kay! I appreciate your response! I could definitely do some freelance writing, I guess I'm just a bit intimidated. I feel as though I wouldn't know where to start?
    I'm obviously not Kay but AWAI has a ton of free information on their site. I'll warn you that quite a bit if it is provided as a way to tempt you into one or another of their paid programs, and they are good at what they do. But if you stick to the free article archive, you can glean enough information to both get you started and make an informed decision on thier paid stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    It is intimidating but you can do it - I did.

    When I began freelancing I was nervous, too, but what you will find is that the ability to write well in fluent English.

    Last week I saw someone asking about 'freelance sites' - the person said "I put in 14 bids but only a few have answered".

    Here's what you do:

    You create a profile that tells who you ARE on freelance sites (Upwork and other writing sites, for example). Don't be afraid to stress 'maturity' (buyers love that), work history, and include a few examples of your work with every 'bid' you make. This can simply be a 'portfolio' of a couple pages of sample paragraphs you've written just to show people. Nothing fancy.

    Tailor every bid to the job you are bidding on. When I was starting I placed 50-100 bids on freelance sites per DAY for about 10 days. At the end of 2 weeks I had as much work as I could handle for next 2-3 weeks...then I did it over again. You learn quickly how to 'judge' the job requests - who wants and is willing to pay for quality - who is looking for cheap.

    Don't be afraid to try - don't take on more than you manage - always deliver the best job you can do and always meet your deadlines. Find areas you can specialize in (environmental, wildlife, pet trainings, diets, gardening) rather than take on work in areas you have no interest/knowledge in.

    The recommendation about AWAI is a good one. Do some searches for 'freelance writing' and you'll find some amazing information. "TheWriteLife" is an email series I actually read when it hits my inbox. Not associated with it - just appreciate the content and the tutorials the site provides.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tara Burgess
      I honestly don't have any experience as a writer. I do like proofreading but again, I don't have experience in that either.
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  • Profile picture of the author kzaman
    My suggestion doesn't run with this kind of business. This kind of business kills your valuable times but gain nothing. You can use your times to learn various skills like graphic design, web design, CMS, blogging, SEO, Digital marketing etc.
    You get only .25 cent from a user but if you spend 5 min to install a WordPress the client may pay you $5-$50!
    If you want to make money online then learn to freelance. Thousands of tutorials are exist on google or YouTube
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  • Profile picture of the author shmol
    As someone who has done freelance work, I would say to avoid it.

    I say this becasue while, it is true that it will get you going online--and I am not saying that is a bad thing--it takes time, and you are not building anything for yourself, for your future.

    If I was starting again, I would look into buying a product like Simple 60 Blogging by Erica Stone--Extreme Reviewer--this will help you get a great start on setting up your own blog.

    Now, if you are saying, I do not know what to blog about, do not worry, I suggest blogging about your hobby.

    But, building a blog goes beyond this, this will give you some online property--and will allow you over time, to get into things like adesene, commission junction and of course Amazon.

    And you can, when you are ready, include an opt-in form on your blog to gain subscribers.

    Lastly, I would like to say two things, there are other blogging courses online and on this forum--but, for my money Erica Stone is a class act here, when she puts something out--you know it is going to be good.

    And, keep doing what you are doing--asking questions--never stop doing that--you will learn so much, and be a lot father ahead then if you simply try just going it alone.

    Hope this helps.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tara Burgess
      Thank you so much! I appreciate it!
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    • Profile picture of the author lastreporter
      I have also found that freelancing from online customers is a waste of time. At best, you will average below U.S. minimum wage, if you are really good and lucky. Work for yourself before you become another cog in an online sweat shop.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    I am just curious...did you get a deposit to your affiliate account and have you actually tried to withdraw it?

    Also...How long did it take for you to make $60?
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    You can start doing affiliate marketing but need a lot of hard work and dedicated work to become a successful affiliate marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Tara,

    Can I make a suggestion? I think you really are short-changing yourself and your talents and abilities with this effort. Here's why: let's say it takes 5 minutes on average to get one person signed up. That's total time including finding a new person that will accept the offer - it also includes the time you spend with people that don't sign up. At that 5 minute rate, you're time spent in this effort is generating $3 per hour gross. When you take out taxes and any other expenses, that hourly rate goes down. Obviously, if you spend 10 minutes per sign up, that $3/hr rate is cut in half.

    My point is . . . if you're doing this to make money, there are many, many ways to better spend your time. I am partial to leveraging your time. Doing work once - then selling the product over and over again for a long time (even years if you have an evergreen product).

    If you spend some time here at the Warrior Forum, you will be able to see what many others are doing to make money. Some of the methods will appeal to you . . . many others won't. You only need to fine one method that you can learn and profit from and it could bring you full-time income for a few hours of work a day.

    Yes, what I'm suggesting will take some learning and work up front and you may not see much income for the first month or two. But you will be building an asset, a business, that you control and you won't be making $3/hour - you should be able to make ten times that much or more. Some people have figured out how to work only a few hours a week to bring in full time income. By building a business, you are creating something of value that can be sold when you decide to move on to other things. Doesn't that sound better than $3/hour and working for someone else who could be gone tomorrow?

    You can do this. There are very few barriers to entry; in fact, you might find the biggest barrier is your own doubt in your abilities. I had some of those same feelings when I started. My experience has been, those doubts and fears are not justified given the reality that you can create a business any way you like, doing the things you like, and working as hard or as little as you care to.

    The very best to you,

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    • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
      Originally Posted by Steve B View Post

      Tara,

      Can I make a suggestion? I think you really are short-changing yourself and your talents and abilities with this effort. Here's why: let's say it takes 5 minutes on average to get one person signed up. That's total time including finding a new person that will accept the offer - it also includes the time you spend with people that don't sign up. At that 5 minute rate, you're time spent in this effort is generating $3 per hour gross. When you take out taxes and any other expenses, that hourly rate goes down. Obviously, if you spend 10 minutes per sign up, that $3/hr rate is cut in half.

      My point is . . . if you're doing this to make money, there are many, many ways to better spend your time. I am partial to leveraging your time. Doing work once - then selling the product over and over again for a long time (even years if you have an evergreen product).

      If you spend some time here at the Warrior Forum, you will be able to see what many others are doing to make money. Some of the methods will appeal to you . . . many others won't. You only need to fine one method that you can learn and profit from and it could bring you full-time income for a few hours of work a day.

      Yes, what I'm suggesting will take some learning and work up front and you may not see much income for the first month or two. But you will be building an asset, a business, that you control and you won't be making $3/hour - you should be able to make ten times that much or more. Some people have figured out how to work only a few hours a week to bring in full time income. By building a business, you are creating something of value that can be sold when you decide to move on to other things. Doesn't that sound better than $3/hour and working for someone else who could be gone tomorrow?

      You can do this. There are very few barriers to entry; in fact, you might find the biggest barrier is your own doubt in your abilities. I had some of those same feelings when I started. My experience has been, those doubts and fears are not justified given the reality that you can create a business any way you like, doing the things you like, and working as hard or as little as you care to.

      The very best to you,

      Steve
      Agreed...my first reaction to the OP was that better opportunities to make money exist. And this person already knows something about getting traffic and converting that into sales.

      Part of success is putting yourself in the place where you have the opportunity for success. Making 25 cents a sale is a tough route...and I can tell you from long experience that not only is it as easy to make a larger $-figure sale, it's actually easier to make the higher priced sale. The buyer of the higher ticket offer usually has money...so they just give you some. They don't have to rob from Peter to pay Paul.

      My recommendation to the OP is to take what you've learned and put yourself in a position that gives you a better chance of making money.
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    If you are looking for jobs you can do from your bed - go to YouTube, find "The Financial Diet" - they have a few "episodes" where they talk about such jobs and also give direct links on how to acquire work for the latter. I do support all the suggestions you received in improving your skills - that is always the better option, but I have been in a place looking for a side job and the suggestions they gave helped me
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    keep coming here, and learning, and then implement.

    But I just gave away my secret at the end of the sentece above. [see it?]

    the word IMPLEMENT, most people fail online because they never what? they NEVER START!

    So that is key, you will make plenty of mistakes along the way, just keep going but to keep going, you need to START first.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
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    As someone who has done freelance work, I would say to avoid it.
    I agree.

    You already have affiliate marketing experience (whether you realize it or not) so you are already ahead of the curve.

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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    If you are able to drive traffic, I would highly recommend PPL (pay per lead...lead generation) offers.

    I've been promoting PPL offers for nearly 17 years and have done extremely well doing it. All a user has to do is fill out a form...no credit card / purchase required. So you are typically going to get above average conversion rates. Hands-down the easiest way, I have found to make money online.

    The bulk of the PPL offers I promote pay $20-$40 per lead (some more and some less), but that beat $0.25.

    Some of the niches I have done extremely well with are insurance, education, debt, mortgage, credit loans, assistance, discount offers, homeowner offers, etc...

    Something to think about.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardworker2013
    Never heard of that app, but those earnings sounds a bit small to me, why not start a
    blog and write about something you are passionate about then sign up for an Affiliate
    Marketing Platform like Clickbank and add banners etc to your blog. Then you can promote your blog or do some SEO, this way you can make passive income of at least $1K per Week Online.
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