Getting into the deep water.

Today is the first day without any steady income. Yesterday was my last day as employed. My hopes are that it will stay that way.

I still can’t make a living upon incomes from an online business but it is still my goal. I am still struggling to get my Amazon accounts, there are two of them now, approved. It has proved to be a real torment to get them approved. I really need them to get approved ASAP now, as I need to get started with my Import/export business to get the money to work for me.

My next step will be to sell off one of our cars, as we can’t afford to have two cars at the moment. But as the money starts to roll in, maybe I will get me another one. It is a good thing to not get too attached to physical things. I will put the money I get from selling the car into use in my business instead. There they will be of much more use multiplying themself instead of decreasing as the value of the car is decreasing.

Two steps forward, one step back. But all in all forward, always forward!

Many irons to forge.

Free ads.

I do many different things right now to build my dream life.

I post ads on free ads pages that contain affiliate links to other already successful online entrepreneurs ads. The idea behind doing so is to make affiliate income on already working ads. Ads that are proven to work. I use Clickbank to find good affiliate opportunities where the data tells me that they are converting. I chose those who have good stats and get my own affiliate link which I shorten via a free url shortener to a more handy link. Then I take this link and paste it into an ad that I create on one of the countless free-ads webpages that are out there. This way I have created the possibility for me to gain affiliate commission all for free. It hasn’t cost me a single dollar.

The best thing is.

I am actually doing the author of the original ad a good favor as I help spread this person’s ad all over the internet.

Import/export.

As I mentioned before I am also preparing myself for business on Amazon. I struggle a bit here as it is a bit tricky to activate an account on Amazon Seller Central US. It is really easy to set up an account and start paying them monthly fees to Amazon. It’s a whole other matter to get the account activated for the sales business.

I say this as a person not resident in the US. I believe it’s much easier for US residentials.

Youtube.

I also publish some videos on YouTube. I have started to republish some creative common videos. These are videos free to use for everyone. I am thinking that this might be a way for me to get a little bit more traffic to my channel. I am fully aware that I’m not very organized in my YouTube-channel right now. But I will get there as soon as I got a bit more grip on things.

I reckon I will need to categorize my videos better and that I also will need to keep recreating videos in certain genres. But hey, I will improve as I learn.

This is actually also a totally free way of creating possibilities for income. When I pass 1000 subscribers and 4000 view hours my account gets approved for monetization. This means that YouTube will start showing ads in connection with my videos.

Vlogging.

On top of that, I am also filming myself every other day. It’s hard to film yourself and watch it afterward, haha. The tricky thing is to not be too hard on yourself. I don’t know about you, but I really don’t like watching myself on video. This is a tough thing to learn and it needs a lot of practice.

Hopefully, you will be seeing me vlogging here on my site in the near future. I’ve got some sanding and polishing onto my performance in front of the camera prior to my premiere vlog-posting. But eventually, it will be done.

If you are still here by then, please don’t chop my head off, haha.

Learning to create ad-pictures and video sequences.

To get as much attention as possible to your ads and make nice and beautiful commercial advertising videos. There is imperative to know how to manipulate pictures and make use of transitions and intros in videos. Right now I am in the process of learning that as well. Mastering this will allow me to make a bit of money helping other businesses with their advertisings. I need to have the knowledge for my own business so I see this as a bonus.

Sharing of my tools.

In the near future, I will be sharing what tools I use. I will also give you a review of them with the pros and con’s from my perspective. Most likely I will share affiliate links to them under my “Tools” tab for your possibility to get them easily if you should want to.

Wrap this up.

Well, it’s time for me to wrap this up and close the shop for the day. I’ve had a productive day today and I’m looking forward to tomorrow.

Wish you the best, and I hope to see you again soon.

Splitting my focus. Good or bad?

I have decided to start my training in how to succeed in FBA, Fulfilled By Amazon, business. I will do this alongside my training in online marketing. This due to the fact that I feel that I might be able to turn my economy around to a positive result a bit quicker than if I just keep on going with online marketing solely.

As I see it, it takes a bit more work effort and investment to attend FBA. But in return, it will if done correctly, start to generate money as soon as I have my products at Amazons warehouses and Amazon is putting my products up for sale.

This will now lead me to start focusing a bit harder on learning how to successfully FBA.

It means I need to learn:

  • how to find what products sell
  • how to find the right producer
  • how to choose what type of shipping system I want to use
  • how the barcode system works
  • how to get samples of the products
  • how to take good pictures of the product
  • all the regulations I need to be aware of

and a bunch of other stuff that I will get aware of on the way.

I am quite excited about this decision as I feel it will boost my progress quite significantly. When I start this and I have gone so far as to have ordered my first shipment, there will be no going back. Then, I’m in it. At that stage, I’ve put my money and skills at work and I will have to get a good ROI.

My goal for this is late January. During the month of January, I will submit my order. So until then, I will need to learn the basics of all of the above. Then, of course, I will have the possibility to tweak everything to the next shipment and so forth.

I will, of course, keep on learning and tweaking my online marketing skills and experimenting with different approaches and ads. But I will not put in as much time and effort into it as I’ve done thus far.