If you are over 30, there is a chance you don’t even know what Reddit is. If you are under 30, then there is a good chance you have used it extensively. Either way, it is a great idea to get to know it better and learn how to build Reddit Karma quickly. Reddit is an awesome platform to be able to get the word out about your business, product, service, channel, or any other cause you would like to advertise. Reddit is build in such a way that it protects its users from spam. If you are looking to spam your way to the top, then Reddit is not the place for you. If you are looking to promote your business with quality content, then Reddit is one of the best places to do so.
There is an unseen world when it comes to any digital service. This includes SEO, graphic design, logo design, web design, web development, & much more. Almost every web company on the internet outsources at least some of their work. It’s a problem that comes with being small enough to not turn down any business opportunities and not profitable enough yet to hire additional staff members. Outsourcing can be looked at as the “dirty little secret” of digital services. You would be surprised at just how many of the digital services you have paid for involved situations where companies outsource with Upwork.
Upwork is a large freelancer site. Users can have two different types of accounts there: Freelancer or Client. I will give you my opinion on actually freelancing for Upwork, as I have done it. I don’t suggest it at all. The same reason why we will use it on the client side is the same reason why being a freelancer is not a good deal on Upwork. All of the clients want the most work done for least amount. As a reputable web or graphic designer, that makes for very difficult working conditions. As a freelancer, I found that the expectations of the clients were quite unreasonable. I was basically getting a full-time workload for what would amount to a minimum wage payment (or less). Just a warning: be careful as a freelancer on Upwork.
Outsourcing with Upwork as a Client
The client relationship with Upwork is much easier. If you read the above complaints about being a freelancer on Upwork, then please take that in consideration when you hire people. You are going to be hiring good workers who are diligent. However, it will be hard for them to ever get inside your head to understand what you actually want. Be lenient & communicate well with your freelancers and you will find many of them will go out of their way to try to please you.
As a Client, you can post jobs pretty easily. To see how to post a job, please watch our tutorial video above “Outsource with Upwork”. Once you do this, the key is to find the right candidates for your job. I will reiterate, the most important skill a freelancer will have is communication. Most of them will be able to technically perform what you need… if they understand it. Be very thorough in your vetting process to make sure that the freelancer you hire does, in fact, understand you and communicates well.
Be leery of candidates who “over-communicate.” I know that may sound a little opposite of my earlier statement, but communicating well and over-communicating are not the same thing. You want to be able to give your freelancer a job with details included and trust them to complete the job. Of course, some clarification will most likely be necessary. However, if your freelancer is going to call, text, or Skype you 20 times about every task then you might want to consider doing the task yourself. The whole point of outsourcing is to pass the job along to someone else.
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For this week’s Freedom Friday video, we look at how to make money buying domains. Before you head on over to GoDaddy to make a domain purchase, you may be wondering why this is a great way to make money. The answer is quite simple really. You can make an absolute killing reselling domains on the GoDaddy Premium Domain platform. We will show you exactly how to list your domain on the platform next week, but this week we really want to focus on just how much money is out there in this niche.
Usually, here at the Online Business Realm, we try to temper expectations for our audience. We aren’t about teaching you how to become rich over night or how to create a fly-by-night scheme. However, when it comes to buying & selling domains, there is a LOT of potential income. Most premium domains resell for at least 1000% mark-up on them. I have seen some go for as much as $15,000 which would be a 10,000% mark-up. So you are probably wondering, “what’s the catch”?
Making Money Buying Domains Takes Patience
The catch to making money buying domains is that it requires much more patience than other methods. If you find a great domain you want to purchase then buy it before someone else jumps on it. There may be someone looking at the domain at the same time you are… but most likely that is not the case. What is much more likely is that you may hold on to some of the premium domains for years. Are you prepared to wait that long? Many people are not. That is exactly why this is such a great business to get into. Many people refuse to work within this niche because they simply lack the patience.
There is a method by which you can attempt to speed up the process. Once you find a premium domain and list it, you can try finding businesses that would be interested in the domain. After you find likely interested businesses, call them and try to speak to the person in charge of their advertising. Explain to them that you have a domain they may be interested in. What you may find is that most businesses with a name that closely matches the domain are not the most internet savvy people. This also leads you into an opportunity to not only influence them to buy the domain, but you may even be able to talk them into allowing you to build their website & do their SEO.
How to Find Good Domain Names
The secret to this method is to find actual domain names that people will want to purchase down the road. There are a few great ways to do this, but the most popular one is to search businesses within a city on Google. Scroll through all of the businesses listed on the Google Places portion of the search results. Look for businesses that have contact info, but lack a website. You would be surprised at just how many businesses in 2018 still do not have websites! When you find a business without a website, see if you can find a domain name that closely matches that business and buy it.
Another method to try is to think about technology trends. For instance, if Apple is releasing a new version of the iPhone, look for domain names that would match it. Apple is a very popular brand and many people rush to get domains as soon as a new announcement is made. Think about how lucrative a domain such as iPhoneXStore.com would be right now? You could easily sell this domain on the GoDaddy Premium Domain platform (this was just an example as that domain is already taken).
Don’t forget to watch our video this week and tutorial next week! Thanks for watching!
Disclaimer: I am not a financial expert and any advice taken from this blog should be researched. Do not take my opinion as direct financial advice.
You may be wondering how to buy NEO, but first, let’s look at why you should consider purchasing this cryptocurrency. NEO is known as the Chinese Ethereum equivalent. Neo was founded by Da Hongfei. He is a very outspoken cryptocurrency advocate in China. The rise of NEO over 2017 was astronomical. Marketwatch.com noted that in 2017 alone, NEO rose almost 85,000%. That is a return that only the most optimistic crypto investor could dream about. The great thing about NEO is that while it seems like its bull run must come to an end, it just keeps going up. Many crypto prognosticators feel that NEO is a sure fire pick to reach 4 digits each by the end of 2018. It’s potential is limitless… as long as China does not strangle it with regulations or start ban cryptocurrency exchanges such as Binance.
Picking a domain name is the first step in your journey toward starting a website or blog of any type. The domain is the concrete that holds your entire project together. If your foundation is not good, then the rest of your brand will suffer. It is extremely important to take your time and get the process right. I always purchase all of my domains on GoDaddy.com. In my opinion, GoDaddy is the best domain registrar on the internet.
Video is everywhere right now. People consume video in ways that surpass every type of marketing medium; by a long shot. People are watching so much video in fact, that YouTube has now surpassed Facebook in traffic. Of course, YouTube is not the only way people are watching videos. Almost every website you visit has somehow incorporated video… and if it hasn’t, it will soon.
Many people want to be able to make money as a freelancer. A freelancer is someone who is able to offer a service to people without having to work for a company. Freelancers are great because they are able to control their prices & schedule. One of the easiest ways for a novice graphic designer to break into the freelancing business is through creating a logo design business.
If you can’t tell already, I am a HUGE fan of cryptocurrency. I believe that we are very possibly looking at the start of an economic revolution in the world. It has long been suspected that the weakness of the US Dollar, the Euro, & other currencies has created an opportunity for a new type of currency to become the new world currency. I’m not Nostradamus, but I do believe that cryptocurrency could be just the platform to replace the dollar as the world’s currency.