How To Make Money Online For FREE – REALLY!!!

I guess that heading really hit the mark, but before you decide to jump ship, now you are here wouldn’t it be wise to hang around for a while and maybe, just maybe I have some great news for you.How To Make Money Online For Free

How to make money online for free is a very popular keyword phrase as you can see by the below image.

How To Make Money

On average 10221 people key that same keyword phrase into Google, not to mention the different variations of the same keyword, so we are probably talking about hundreds of thousands of people searching for ways to make money online for free.

When I first started looking online I went down the same path and you want to know something, I couldn’t find a single place where I could earn a decent living from for free. There was always a money element somewhere along the way.

I’m sure you have heard the saying “You get nothing in this world for free”

That may be correct in most cases, but if you look hard enough you are certain to find something that you can try for free. That is what happened to me and the best decision I ever made, and if you read this article to the end then I will give you an opportunity that won’t cost you a dime.

I guess the main goal with the internet that we are all looking for is to be independent and financially secure, right?

We are all looking for the day when we can tell our boss where to go. A dream for many but a reality for some!

OK, let’s cut the waffle and get right into it.


Had Enough of the “BS” and Looking for a New Direction to become Financially Secure?

OK, so I guess you have been down the same road as many, including myself, where you are sat all day clicking on ads for measly points that you turn into cash at some point, maybe 1-2 months down the road for 20 bucks, or filling in surveys only to be told time and time again that you didn’t qualify. Does that sound familiar?

If you want to carry on with those sites then be my guest and this isn’t for you, but if you want to turn your life around and learn something that you can truly benefit from. A passive income, that generates cash 24/7/365, where you can work anywhere, when you want and at your own pace, because all you need is an internet connection, then please read on.


If you haven’t already guessed, I am talking about Affiliate Marketing…

If you are unsure of just what this is all about then you could take a look at a review that I wrote some time ago, or you can listen to the shortened version right here.

By 2020 the affiliate marketing industry is forecast to be worth around a 12 billion dollar industry and no better time than the present to get involved with.

First off, the business model of affiliate marketing is very simple and straightforward.

Vendor — Affiliate Marketer — Customer

That’s it, you promote vendor products to the customer and when you make a sale you are paid by way of commissions.

Ok, so that is the simplistic version, but there is a little more to it than that.

The beauty of this business model is… 

You don’t hold any stocks, in other words, you don’t need a warehouse, meaning that you don’t have to shell out money for any products.

You don’t need to manage stocks because that is all taken care of for you, even the order management, shipping, returns and aftersales.

There are no overheads other than what you normally pay for because all you need is an internet connection and device.

There are no restrictions on where you can run this business either. Not like having to drive into work to check paperwork or ensure the orders are placed correctly. Nothing like that! You could be travelling around the world!

Anybody can do this, trust me I am

Seriously that is not beyond the realms because many people I know are doing just that, travelling and working. All you need is an internet connection. I am not because I have family commitments but a few years back and yes that would be me too.


Google is where it is all happening, where millions of people are searching for everything you could possibly think of.

A few facts about Google, in this present day.Google search engine

There are around 69,000 searches every single second of the day where people are searching for things like…

  • How to plumb in a toilet
  • How to make money online for free
  • Best Samsung tv for under $1000
  • How to wire a plug
  • How to make a chicken curry
  • How to train a puppy dog
  • Best affiliate marketing training

That’s approximately 6 billion (6,000,000,000) searches keyed into Google every single day and with nearly 3.9 billion (and climbing) with access to the internet, then really all Google is, is a massive shop, just like Amazon but a lot bigger!


How Does this Affiliate Marketing Business Model Work?

The job of an affiliate marketer is to help and offer solutions to a particular problem or issue with what people are looking for. There are no hard sales tactics because as you probably know they just don’t work.

Of course, we can’t help all the millions of people who are typing in nearly 6 billion searches every day can we, but we can help a portion of those.

If you looked at what those people were searching for and broke the 6 billion search terms into groups or categories then we could find something that you would be interested in, right? Of course, we could!

The 4 Simple Steps To Success

Step 1 – Choose an Interest, what you might call a Niche

This could be a hobby and something you are passionate about, like Golf, Fishing, Tennis, Camping, Dog Training. It could be anything that relates to what people are searching for.

A very popular keyword is one that you typed into Google to get to this post. “How to make money online” or something similar.

This is part of the “Make Money Online ” NICHE!

So let’s use this as our example, right!


Step 2 – Build Your Website

Now we have decided on what our Niche is going to be about, it is time to create our Website, and I’m not going to bang on too much about this because nowadays this is very straightforward and this will be explained in great detail if you decided to become a free member.

Suffice to say, that nowadays due to advancement in technology everything is pretty straightforward with no background knowledge required in HTML, Java, Graphic designing, etc. Those days are well and truly in the past!

In fact, I have seen a website created in less than 1 minute, which I’m not able to do. It might take me 5 minutes tops!


Step 3 – Attract Visitors…How to get your Website in front of all those people searching on Google. You know the millions typing in close to 6 billion search phrases each and every day. 

We have our Niche and have created our website. Now its time to get our website in front of those people.

A really massive crowd where people are just looking for solutions to their questions.

Now we have our website created we have to now start writing content or “blog posts” which you will probably know them as.

“I was never a writer before I got involved with this business and the last letter I wrote was maybe over 5 years ago, but since I started this business I have found that I love writing which as totally surprised me.” If you don’t try, then you will never know, will you?

What do I write about?

Well your niche, what else!

OK, as I mentioned, we will be using   “How to make money online” as our example.

So let’s type this into the Jaaxy Keyword Tool like so!

Jaaxy How To Make Money Online

As you can see in the above image, right at the top of a list we have our main keyword which is “how to make money online” and immediately below this, we have another 5 different keywords that relate to the same thing. There are many more, we just couldn’t fit them all on the screen!

Can you see next to the keywords there are columns? Well pay particular attention to,

Avg and Traffic

Avg – The average number of people typing that exact phrase into Google over a monthly period.

Traffic – Is the number of subscribers that we could attract if we managed to get our “blog post” on page 1 of Google. (don’t worry, not as difficult as you may think)

Those 6 Keywords that are listed…

We could potentially use as the title of our “blog posts”, so straight off the bat, we have 6 posts that we could write and quite possibly get access to around 200,000 people or prospective subscribers.

Why we use a Keyword Research Tool like Jaaxy

We would use a keyword tool like Jaaxy to find keywords that relate to our Niche, which have a certain amount of Traffic and are not too competitive.

We would use those keywords as the title of our “blog posts” and over time our website will grow because all we will be doing is writing content and adding them to our website.

Each “blog post” attracts a certain amount of traffic and all we are doing is grabbing a small portion of that 6 billion, and the more posts you add to your website the more people you attract which will eventually turn into subscribers.

How do I find ideas to write my blog posts about?

You would do your research on the Internet and in Google.

Type in your chosen “keyword” either in brackets or without and check what other affiliates are writing about. There are literally thousands of areas you could exploit.

A little secret I will disclose…Type your niche or keyword into the Google search engine, and check the 1st 3 pages of the search results. All your research can be done there!

But, why would I want to use or copy other peoples stuff?

Well, you don’t copy other peoples work, because it has to be different and original otherwise Google will penalise you. All you are doing is getting ideas, that’s all!

You could even be using the same keyword phrase and by writing more original content over time Google could rank you higher.

How do I Make Money?

Well before you have written and published your great content that is going to help your future subscribers, you will need to offer a solution to the reader’s quest.

This is where you would offer a product which would go on your blog post that you are helping out your readers with.

How do I do that?

As you know this article is about affiliate marketing and therefore part of this process is offering a product to your reader as part of the solution. Sort of like the “icing on the cake”.

If your niche was in the “Make Money Online” niche like I am in then you could offer a training platform that you was part of as your solution.

There are literally thousands of Affiliate Programs that you can join for free, and all you would do is find one or two, or maybe several. Sign up to the affiliate program and promote a product or products.

Just type “your niche” + affiliate program into Google and instantly displayed there will be tons of programs you could join.

Anything you could think of there surely will be an affiliate program that you could use!

Every sale you make you will get a commission, and that’s pretty much it.


Are you ready to take that first major step to a better secure life?

I said I had something for you if you lasted the course.

If you hadn’t already noticed from the main image at the top of this review we are talking about Wealthy Affiliate, which is a training platform which has been around for well over a decade and has seen over 1.4 million members go through the training, and in 2017 alone helped over 220,000 members create their first websites.

Received in 193 countries worldwide. That’s almost every country on the entire planet.

This is 100% free to join where there will be no credit card details asked for and there are no Upsells to worry about either.

How I joined and became a member

I joined as a free member and took advantage of the discounted $19 (but, you don’t have to) for the first month as a premium member and I will tell you why.

You see (for me) to fully evaluate the platform I wanted everything available so that I could check out what was on offer, which gave me 5 weeks to do my research. If after 5 weeks I didn’t like what I saw and it wasn’t for me, then I was just going to call it a day, and all I’d have lost would have been $19.

You could, of course, stay as a free member and still make money, as many members are currently doing, but if you were serious about all this then why wouldn’t you upgrade to premium?

But, check it out for free like everybody does, and remember you will have me on your side to guide you through the whole process!

If it’s not for you then you can just call it a day or you could stay as a FREE member forever if that is what you want, that is not a problem.

If you are looking for how to make money online for free, there is no better training platform out there that comes close to Wealthy Affiliate.

The best decision I made so why not take it for a spin and see for yourself, and remember this, I would not promote anything I wasn’t 100% certain about, and with Wealthy Affiliate, I am 120+% certain!

Learn how to build an online business the right way and from people who have been successful and who are prepared to help you.

If you have any questions whatsoever, please leave them below in the comments, and I will get back to you at my earliest convenience.

All the best and good luck on your journey

Mick

 

Pinecone Research Review 2018: Are they Legit and Why so Exclusive?

Looking for an online survey site with a little exclusivity, then you are in the right place, and in this Pinecone Research review I go into great detail, and cover all the positive and negative aspects that you need to know before you decide to get on board.

Pinecone Research Review
Pinecone research login

Pinecone Research as now been around a while and belongs to one of the biggest names in the market research industry, who has been operating in that niche since 1923, which is closely hitting the century mark.

As probably one of the most exclusive sites there is when it comes to online survey sites and extremely hard to join, so what does that tell us?

Well, maybe they just want to keep a tight reign on things or maybe they are hiding the fact that there really aren’t that many surveys to go around?

All the same when something becomes “exclusive” it only adds more fuel to the fire because this makes people extremely curious and wanting to know more.

With so many different survey sites available it’s really so difficult to determine which ones are legit and which ones aren’t.

What you see is what you get here at Pinecone Research so without further ado, let’s get right into the review.


Pinecone Research Logo

  • Owners: Nielsen Holdings or The Nielsen Company
  • Product: Pinecone Research
  • Website: www.pineconeresearch.com
  • Price: 100% Free
  • Based in: US, Canada and the UK
  • Founded: 1998
  • Managed by: William Miller
  • Summary: You get paid either in cash or vouchers for taking part in surveys.
  • Recommended: Yes
  • Reasoning: Although I’m not a fan of survey sites due to the amount of time it takes to generate some cash, here you have to be selected to become a Panellist, which gives them a little street cred and member reviews are more on the positive side.

Internal Summary and Links

  1. What is Pinecone Research About?
  2. How Much Can I Make with Pinecone Research?
  3. How to Get Started with Pinecone Research
  4. Other Ways to Maximize Points with Pinecone Research
  5. How Does Pinecone Research Pay You?
  6. Pinecone Research Pros and Cons
  7. Pinecone Research Review 2018 – Final thoughts!
  8. Comments

What is Pinecone Research About?

Pinecone Research Banner

Pinecone Research is an exclusive online survey website that’s been around since 1999 and is based in the US but is also available in Canada, UK and Germany.

Been around for 2 decades and therefore must be doing something right, especially as they check you out first before you are allowed to become a member. A little on that later!

They belong to one of the largest and most successful market research companies out there, Nielsen Holdings, who have been around since 1923 and employ over 40,000 across 100 countries worldwide.

How Does Pinecone Research Work?

Pinecone Research works within the confines of affiliate marketing, where clients or advertisers would employ the likes of Pinecone Research to handle their market research regarding their products and/or services.

This all helps the client to better improve their current products and services which is passed onto the consumer at a later date so that we can all benefit.

Here at Pinecone Research, they do things a little differently when it comes to becoming a member, and it’s not quite as simple and straightforward as many of the other survey sites that you can find online.

There’s an air of exclusivity about Pinecone Research in that to become a member, firstly you have to be invited either from an existing member or through one of the links or banners that you can find on various websites

and then

you have to fill in a serious of questions regarding your demographics before you are accepted.

If you are lucky enough to be accepted into this exclusive club, then a member becomes what they call a “survey panellist”

Be aware of fraudulent scams!

In the past, Pinecone Research has been victim to some unscrupulous dealings where others have been using the names and logos to try and get people to join and in many cases, this was successfully carried off.

This at the time was known as “The Mystery Shopping Scam” and you can read more about it on their website here.


How Much Can I Make with Pinecone Research?

Obviously, the more time that you put into these opportunities then the more you will earn, but there is a catch here.

Sitting at your laptop or PC all day long taking survey after survey will not cut it, because most of the time you will be left staring into an empty space.

The number of surveys available to you will be minimal, so what I would suggest if taking surveys is what you like doing, is join a couple more survey sites to fill in the time when you aren’t receiving surveys from Pinecone Research.

Such as SwagBucks, Mysurvey or Survey Junkie to hopefully speed up the make money process.

The pay structure is pretty straightforward.

They will pay you $3 for every survey that you complete which can be anywhere from 5 right up to 30 minutes.

There is the chance that you may be sent a survey where they pay you $5 but these are rare, but all the same anywhere from $3 – $5 is possible.

Trying to give you an hourly rate would be impossible as this is all down to how many surveys you have access to.

In order to get anywhere near the average hourly rate of $10, you would need to be taking at least 3 surveys an hour, and that would be 3 every hour which means 1 every 20 minutes with a total of 24 in any one 8 hour working day. If in fact, you are looking to replace that current job of yours!

3 surveys = 900 points = $9.00 an hour

900 points * 8 (# hours in a working day) = 7200 points = $72.00 a day

7200 points * 5 (# of working days) = 36,000 points =  $360.00

That’s 120 surveys that you are hoping for, with an emphasis on “hope”!

I don’t want to put a blocker on things but there is no way that you will receive 24 surveys in a day. You’ll be lucky if you manage 6 at the very most in a week.

The payment structure is based on a points system, where 100 points are equivalent to $1 so as you can see every survey would pay a minimum of 300 points.

Not great in the grand scheme of things but compared to many other survey sites which pay a lot less then this is a good rate.


How to Get Started with Pinecone Research

The norm would be to tell you that it is 100% Free to join and that it is a simple straightforward process!

100% Free it is, but simple and straightforward it isn’t!

Off the bat when you arrive at the Pinecone Research website you will see that there isn’t an immediate joining form.

I had to do a thorough search and eventually found a contact form at the bottom of the website.

Pincone Research Contact Form1

Pinecone Research Contact Form 2

Once I had filled in the form and included the “I want to join” I was immediately shown the below message.

Pinecone Research Look 4 Banners and Links

The reason for this is that Pinecone Research only opens their doors to new members on a not too regular basis.

Ideally, asking a friend who is already a member would be the way to go, although another way would be to search in Google and find the various Pinecone Research banners and sign up links, using a search term and changing the date period for most current. Something like…

Google Search For Pinecone Research Signup

Even finding the right links and entering your details may not be enough!

Pinecone Research No Members Accepted

Perseverance is the key here!


Other ways to Maximize Points with Pinecone Research

Surveys, been the main source of income, there are others too.

  • Product Testing

Every now and then Pinecone Research may send out products to their “survey panellists” with instructions on how to test them and in some cases new products that haven’t even been released to the consumer market, so here you can have your say in a new product before it hits the market. Cool eh?

Unfortunately, this is not something you can volunteer for and if it happens then it happens, but I wouldn’t sit around waiting.

You will probably have to fill in some form of “post-test” survey for which you will earn $6 and a further $3 for answering questions regarding the product.

The great thing about this is that you most probably will be able to keep the product after testing.

  • Sweepstakes

Pinecone Research has regular bi-weekly and quarterly sweepstakes that you are entered into. No purchase or payment is required!

The weekly draw is $500

The quarterly draw is $4,500

For further details, I’d like to refer you to the Pinecone Research website.


How Does Pinecone Research Pay You?

Pinecone Research Redeem PointsThere is no minimum payment threshold to meet and therefore as soon as you have completed a survey you can redeem those points.

There are 3 ways that Pinecone Research will pay you.

  • Cash

Getting paid by  PayPal is the norm and the most trusted way online and one we are familiar with.

Allow 4-5 business working days for the amount to be transferred.

  • Checks

Checks might be your preference but remember they take time and besides there is always a chance that they may get lost in transit.

Don’t forget that it also takes approximately 5 business working days for checks to clear at your bank too.

  • Gift Cards

Another popular way of exchanging points is through gift cards from Amazon, Walmart etc.

  • Miscellaneous

You could also purchase the various products that are available on the website, enter into one of the prize draws/competitions, or if you are feeling generous then why not donate to a worthy cause.


Pinecone Research Pros and Cons

As always no matter how good a product or service is there will always be some who are not happy, so here we are grouping all what we think are the most important points for and against, for you to decide to join one way or the other.

Pros

  • Free to join 

Always a plus is when something is for free and here at Pinecone Research joining is 100% Free, but this type of opportunity should always be free and if you see that it isn’t, then stay well away.

In the past Pinecone Research has had their issues with others cloning the site and trying to benefit, so be careful.

  • Pre-qualified for surveys

Pinecone Research only sends out surveys that match your demographics and therefore you will not have to endure the pre-qualification questions that you have to on many other survey sites.

Nothing worse than spending 10-15 minutes on a survey only to be told that, you didn’t qualify. A sure way to drive you mad and force you to cancel your membership!

Yes, it is true that the number of surveys you receive will not be many but the ones you are sent will be viable.

  • BBB (Better Business Bureau) rating

If you are like me and always check out whether a business opportunity is legit or not, a member of BBB is usually a good sign and that they are on the right track.

Their owners Nielsen have an A+ rating so all good there.

  • Product Testing

You could be selected for product testing which is great, I mean how cool would it be to have a product that has not even reached the consumer market, run a few tests, get paid for doing so and been able to keep the product?

  • Pay is really good

In comparison with other online survey sites, the pay is good and they don’t try to hide things. When they say $3 – $5 a survey then that’s exactly what you get, and not a few cents here and a few cents there like most other online survey websites.

  • No Minimum Cash Out

Yes, you heard me, as soon as you have completed a survey, Pinecone Research will pay you, and that means not having to wait days or weeks to climb to that minimum threshold before you can cash.

Cons

  • No Referral Program

This is something that might not go down well with some because this is normally a great way for many to earn a decent amount of money, but as this is an exclusive site and they want to control who they invite as “Survey Panellists” then I can see why.

  • Where is the Mobile App?

At the moment Pinecone Research doesn’t have a mobile app so that means sitting at the desktop or laptop while taking surveys, which is not great for many of us who want to be out and about.

  • Invite Only 

Some may like the fact that they belong to a select crowd, and that is OK but trying to join can be difficult as doors only open when they want some additional help.

They post banner ads from time to time on various websites but you have to be quick, or you could get a friend to invite you.

Alternatively, you could do a quick “Google search” but look for the most recent links.

  • Where are my surveys?

You can find a number of complaints amongst the pinecone research reviews that you can find dotted around in places like Trustpilot, SurveyPolice etc.

Where members are sitting around waiting for surveys and it’s quite normal to only be given 2-5 each week and even that figure you will find on the high side.

It has been known to receive only 2 surveys in any given month!


Pinecone Research Review 2018 – Final Thoughts!

We have come to the point where you have to decide one way or the other whether this survey site is really for you.

As with all online survey sites you are not going to break the bank and therefore I wouldn’t give up your full-time job just yet!

Is Pinecone Research legit, and I have to say Yes, absolutely, as long as you are aware that you can only earn a few dollars here and there, and don’t even think about earning several hundred dollars a month because that’s not going to happen. I would like to say otherwise, but I have tried!

But why not think long term and focus that precious time in a more constructive way, and hey who knows, in 1-2 years time we could be sitting down together discussing why we hadn’t done it much sooner.

If you have a little spare time, check out this review and see what you think, and just in case you think I may be trying to con you, this is 100% free, with no upsells and no credit card asked for. Can’t be fairer than that and besides this might be right up your street!

Any questions please don’t hesitate to ask?


Comments

If you have arrived here then I guess I haven’t bored the pants off you so congrats for that!

What do you think of Pinecone Research as an exclusive site? Are you a member?

What did you think about the review and did it hit all the points, and if you found it helpful then why not share amongst your family and friends.

Don’t be shy, leave a comment and ask me anything you like. I reply to all my readers.

All the best, your friend!

Mick

What is HOTUKDEALS: A Deal Breaker or a Deal Winner?

What is HotUKdeals; in a nutshell, this is where members of the community help each other find great deals that they come across whilst surfing the net! Looking for a great deal then check out HotUKDeals first, you never know it could save you a lot of time.

What is HotUKDeals I don’t know about you but I love great bargains, but sometimes finding them takes a lot of research, but how cool would it be if someone had already found that great deal you have been spending hours looking for?

We are all searching for ways to get a little extra help when shopping online, especially when the internet today is where we tend to do all our shopping, right?

I guess you have spent many hours checking out those Cashback/Reward sites or have you had enough or are you just looking for something a little different, then you are in the right place.

You the members are in control here where helping each other finding those great deals goes a long way!


HotUKDeals Logo

  • Parent: www.pepper.com (the worlds largest deals community)
  • Product: HOTUKDEALS
  • Website: www.HotUKDeals.com
  • Price: 100% Free
  • Founder: Paul Nickel
  • Founded: 2004
  • Based in: Arizona, US
  • Summary: Where members discover internet bargains and share them with the community.
  • Recommended: Yes

Internal Summary and Links

  1. Some Facts About HotUKDeals
  2. What is HotUKDeals?
  3. How Does HotUKDeals Work?
  4. How Does HotUKDeals make Money?
  5. How to Get Started
  6. Some Suggestions to Get the Best out of HotUKDeals
  7. How to Create a Deal Amongst other Things
  8. HotUKDeals Pros and Cons
  9. What is HotUKDeals – Final thoughts!
  10. Comments

Some Facts about HotUKDeals

  • Currently over 2.4 million members.
  • Over 1.9 million deals created.
  • Over 30,758,209 comments.
  • Over 3.2 million followers on Facebook.
  • Over 87,000 Twitter followers.
  • Nearly 6k Google+ followers.
  • The leading deals platform in the UK where you the consumer are in control.

What is HotUKDeals?

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Another consumer saving site brought to you by Paul Nickel, the same person who is responsible for that other popular UK Cashback site Quidco.

Founded way back in 2004 so you would think comes with some credence, right?

Although HotUKDeals and Quidco have similarities in as much as they both help you save money and with Quidco a little cash too.

The main difference is that Quidco brings the retailers and offers to you, whilst you (the member) help bring the deals and offers to the HotUKDeals community, and of course, no waiting 90 days for cash back to arrive in your bank account either.

HUKD is part of the Pepper.com group, which is the world’s largest shopping deals community, covering 14 countries across 4 continents and used by 25+ million members each month influencing thousands of purchasing decisions every minute.


How Does HotUKDeals Work?

How HotUkDeals works A place where you the consumer are in control!

Those great deals are out there, you just need to find them, well the purpose of this site is to bring those deals, vouchers and other consumer info, and share them amongst the HotUKDeals community.

Here those deals can be discussed amongst the members by sharing their experiences and giving their honest opinions.

The idea behind the site is to help you the consumer get away from the marketing hype with popups and emails we are bombarded with in everyday life, and to get genuine honest advice from members about (hot or cold) deals.

By doing this you are in control of the deals pushing them into the “Hot” or “Cold” positions.

Retailers love their products pushed into a “Hot” position because it helps them sell more of that product, on the other hand, a “Cold” deal would be frowned upon and that is something the retailer does not want to see.

Whilst a “Cold” deal is bad for the retailer, it can be good for the consumer because the retailer will become aware of this and this could help drive the price down or some other added benefit.

Of course, you don’t have to go out and find those great deals to share with the community as there is an abundance of deals already available, but if you do see something that you think others might be interested in, then show some love. Remember giving is much better than taking!


How Does HotUKDeals Make Money?

HotUKDeals like most other sites similar work in the Affiliate Marketing domain, where normally they would get paid by the retailer for displaying offers and websites on their site.

They normally would be paid for Pay Per Click (PPC) advertising which means that HotUKDeals would get paid by the retailer for the member just clicking on a retailer’s offer or website where a product purchase doesn’t need to happen.

It doesn’t seem to be set in concrete just how HotUKDeals actual gets paid because I can’t find anything online stating this.

Most deals submitted to the HotUKDeals site tend to have an affiliate link attached and according to HUKD that is the only way they get paid.

That implies that they get paid for some product deals and not others, which in my eyes is not a way to run a profitable business.


How to Get Started

All that is required is a valid email address, Hotukdeals signupuser-name and password.

Other options are to sign up using your current Facebook or Google account, but I would refrain from using those accounts.

I mean, do you really want family and friends to know what you are up to?

I would also check and subscribe to the newsletter and be kept abreast of all the new deals and offers that are being added.

Of course, you also need to read the rules and regulations too.

Communicating with other members of the forum is a major part of how this site operates, and HotUKDeals are very strict in how you conduct yourself, and therefore I would check out the code of conduct rules first.

Don’t forget to get hold of the HotUKDeals mobile app for when you are out and about. Your personal access to great deals, vouchers, freebies and a host of other great things. Installed by 30,000 members giving it a near perfect score rating.

All you need to do now is search your favourite brands in the search bar or click on the drop-down menu’s.

HotUKDeals Main Menu

Remember, find a great deal anywhere online then don’t forget to share it with the community!


Some Suggestions to Get the Best out of HotUKDeals!

The site is literally crawling with great deals. A little helping hand to set you on your way.

  • Active deals and offers

Remember that when you first become a member, every deal, both active and expired will be showing. To see only active deals just change the filter in the top right of the display under “+ Submit”

  • Check the retailer first before purchasing

It pays to not be too comfortable with handing over your credit card details.

If you don’t recognize the retailer then a quick Google search should give you some piece of mind, and save you what could be a load of hassle!

  • Competitions

Why not check out the competitions that are constantly being updated. They are free to enter.

  • Don’t forget to check out the miscellaneous

Members are always adding some great deals and offers in the miscellaneous section and many are free too.

HotUkDeals miscellaneous

  • Become part of the community forum

This is where all the discussions take place regarding deals and all the great advice to help you find that bargain of a life.

  • Who doesn’t love a freebie?

Tell me that you don’t love freebies and I will eat my hat if, in fact, I had one!

Just checked this minute and there are well over 600 freebies, such as free breakfasts at Morrisons,  games, and even get yourself a free smart tag for your dog and registration to microchip central.

HotUKDeals free breakfastHotUKDeals free smart tag for dog

  • Black Friday deals

Don’t forget to mark the 4th Friday of November in your diary, and see what great Black Friday bargains are on offer, especially with it coming up to the start of Christmas shopping. Both online and in-store.

Find some amazing deals on computers, tv’s, clothing and much more.

HotUKDeals Black Friday

  • Cyber Monday

Don’t forget to check in on Cyber Monday which is only a few days after Black Friday and only for 1 day with some massive deals across many popular brands.

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday very close together, you could save yourself a fortune on Christmas presents!

  • Check out the current days amazing lightning deals

Have you ever been to one of those high street stores when they have had a massive sales day, where hundreds of customers have camped outside hoping to bag that bargain of the century?

Well, how about getting in first to Amazon’s lightning deals before the Amazon crowd does, but be quick because the deals are only showcased on HotUKDeals for 30 minutes before the mad rush, so get your skates on.

The only catch to grabbing that bargain before the mad rush is that you have to be an Amazon Prime Member.  No problem though, most of us already are!

Lightning deals at Amazon


How to Create a Deal Amongst other Things?

What drives this business is the community Submit a dealand an eye for a bargain, and the fact that they want to share the deal amongst the other members.

Without your input then the site wouldn’t function!

Out there shopping on the internet and researching products and see a great bargain then share it amongst the community.

  1. Deal  – Share that great bargain you came across whilst searching for something on the Internet. WOW! Like a new Nissan Qashqai!

HotUKDeals New Nissan

  1. Voucher – Any bargain vouchers that you come across just let the community know about. Like a saving of around £40 on an adult ticket at Flamingo Land!

HotUKDeals Voucher

or…

  1. Discussion – Create a new thread within the forum.
  2. Feedback – Let the site know about any issues you may have.

HotUKDeals Pros and Cons

As with all businesses whether online or not have their fair share of complaints, and whilst here at HUKD, there isn’t really much to shout about.

Pros

  • Free to join
  • Great deals
  • Check out the Freebies, you are sure to find something you like.
  • Get in first before Amazon users with the lightning deals.
  • Great deals on groceries.
  • Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals

Cons

  • Some members have lost money by not checking out the retailers before purchasing. If you don’t know a retailer check them out first!
  • Bans come quick and thin

What is HotUKDeals – Final Thoughts!

I must admit that when I first came across HotUKDeals I thought it was some sort of gimmicky site, with little credibility, but since joining and reviewing this business, I can see a very worthy site that you should maybe consider.

Straight off the bat, I found some great deals as well as some brilliant freebies along with some very useful voucher deals. All in the space of 10 minutes of joining.

Affiliate marketing is the domain they operate in, which is a very straightforward business model and if you ever wish to turn the tables and be the one earning, as opposed to letting these sites earn from your participation, then why not check out this article I wrote explaining how it is done. Any questions don’t hesitate to ask!


Comments

Are you a member of HotUKDeals? What do you think? Are you happy with the service?  Found any great deals? Maybe you are thinking of joining?

What did you think of the review and did it deliver?

Love to hear your thoughts. I welcome all comments and will reply to them all.

Thank you, until next time

Mick

Mr Rebates Review 2018: Legit Cashback Site or Just Another Waste of Time?

Looking for a cashback site that you can trust then check out this unbiased
Mr Rebates review where I uncover everything you would need to know to determine whether it would be a right fit for you.

Mr Rebates Review 2018

With so many cashback sites around to choose from you have to agree that it’s just so difficult to find the best one to use.

All Cashback sites come with a certain amount of baggage, strong and weak points, and Mr Rebates is no exception.

In this review, I give you everything you would need to know with all the pros and cons so you can see both sides of the coin to allow you to make the right decision, so sit back and enjoy, or not, whichever comes first!


Mr Rebates Logo

  • Product: Mr Rebates
  • Website: www.mrrebates.com
  • Price: 100% Free
  • Founder: Craig Cassata
  • Founded: 2002
  • Based in: Indianapolis
  • Summary: Get rewarded for shopping at over 2500 stores.
  • Recommended: Yes

Internal Summary and Links

  1. What is Mr Rebates About?
  2. How does Mr Rebates Work?
  3. How to Get Started
  4. How do you Make Money with Mr Rebates?
  5. Some Suggestions to Get the Best out of Mr Rebates
  6. The Different Types of Cashback Status’s Explained
  7. How You Get Paid?
  8. Mr Rebates Pros and Cons
  9. Mr Rebates Review – Final thoughts!
  10. Comments

What is Mr Rebates About?

Looking at the name and anybody would think this cashback site was related in some way to the very popular site Ebates, right?

Although they are 2 totally different companies they both operate in pretty much the same way.

Founded by Craig Cassata (you can find an interview here) back in 2002 and based in Indianapolis, the site offers its members cashback whilst shopping online.

In addition, they offer thousands of money-saving coupons, sales and deals to save you big money!

If you look hard enough you can find some cashback offers as high as 30%.


How Does Mr Rebates Work?

They operate in the affiliate marketing arena Mr Rebates brand logowhere retailers pay Mr Rebates for advertising their sites on their website.

Another way would be to pay Mr Rebates for members clicking on the retailer’s website. PPC (Pay Per Click)

What this means is that the shopper (the member) doesn’t have to actually purchase anything from the retailer’s store. All that’s required is the member has to click on the offer or website for Mr Rebates to get paid.

There are currently over 2500 retailers promoting on Mr Rebates with many well-known stores such as Walmart, Amazon, eBay etc

Once you have clicked on an offer and been transferred to the retailer’s website store, Mr Rebates’ URL link along with the member’s unique tracking code ensures that when you purchase goods that the retailer knows about it.

Once the order transaction has been verified by the retailer then the retailer pays Mr Rebates an amount (undisclosed), which is passed onto you (the member) in the way of a rebate known as cashback.

Pretty straightforward right?

If all the links work as they should then it is!


How to Get Started

Mr Rebates and how it works

All you need is a valid email address and a password.

Once you have entered your details you will receive a welcome email with a link to get hold of the Mr Rebates cash back button for your browser. This ensures that you don’t miss any offers!

Why not download and install the mobile app for when you are out and about which include many great features.

Now you can start shopping!


How do you Make Money with Mr Rebates?

There are 2 ways to make money. The first you already know with shopping as a member of Mr Rebates and cash back. The next is…

Refer-a-friend

Mr Rebates refer a friend options

Why not refer a friend or family member, I’m sure they will appreciate you recommending a new way to save and make a little money especially as they already shop online.

Mr Rebates as a pretty good referral program where you can earn 20% of everything your referral earns as cashback. Most cashback sites pay a one-off referral bonus and that’s it! 

Your referral will be happy too, as there’s a joining bonus of $5!

No restrictions either, as long as your referral is purchasing from Mr Rebates then you will receive 20% of the total cashback and that is for life if that is where it goes.

So click on the link below and start earning!

Mr. Rebates


Some Suggestions to Get the Best out of Mr Rebates!

  • Purchase multiple products – When you order more than 1 product from the same retailer’s website you must do this one at a time,  as a unique click-through link from Mr Rebates is required for each product purchased.

For example, place your first order at the retailers store through a Mr Rebates’ link, then come out of the retailer’s store and back to Mr Rebates, then click-through to the store again and place your second order. Long winded and time-consuming I know!

  • Cashback issue – Ensure that cookies are cleared on a regular basis as this has sometimes been the reason given for not receiving cashback on a purchase.
  • Lost connection or sign-in problems – If you encounter problems with signing into the Mr Rebates website or that you keep getting signed out, this could be caused by your cookie settings. Check here for further details!
  • Cashback link is broken – Once you have clicked onto a retailers website, refrain from surfing to other discounts or other sites as the cashback tracking code can get lost which will cause your cash back link to be broken, as a result of no cash back will be credited to your account. Apparently, this happens quite often!
  • Expiry time – When you have decided to purchase a product then it would be advised to complete the transaction ASAP, otherwise, if you leave the link to the retailer’s site for any length of time the click-through link may be lost.

The Different Types of Cashback Status’s Explained

      • “Pending Rebates”

Upon receipt of your order, the status will be set to “Pending”.  These transactions can stay in pending for 90 days to cater for the different store return policies, order cancellations and to provide ample time for collection of commissions from stores.

      • “Available Rebates”

Which is when the retailer has confirmed the order transaction and they have passed on the cashback amount. At this stage, you are able to retrieve the cashback providing you have a minimum balance of $10.

If you still haven’t received the cash back after 90 days then get in touch with support.

The reason for this delay period of 90 days is to ensure that all eventualities can be met by the retailer regarding returns, and to avoid complications!


How You Get Paid?

There are 3 ways to get paid.

Request either a Check, Gift Card or PayPal

Checks – can only be paid to US and Candian citizens.

PayPal – All fees regarding the payment transaction are duly paid for by Mr Rebates which is very unusual, so I would double check this ’cause normally there are fees at PayPal. Allow up to 4 working days.

Please note that all payments will be processed at the beginning of the following month. For example, any cashback payments for the month of July will be processed on the first business working day of August.


Mr Rebates Pros and Cons

All businesses no matter who they are, have their fair share of problems, which can be down to a multitude of reasons and in many cases down to just not reading the small print and making assumptions. We all do it!

The Internet makes it so much easier for people to voice an opinion and whilst Mr Rebates has some issues; nothing to really write home about, and on the whole, they do appear to be on top of any member complaints.

Pros

  • Free to join 
  • Large database of merchants.
  • One of the better refer-a-friend programs with 20% on all your referrals cashback for life.
  • Easy to follow website.
  • No restriction on demographics.
  • Better Business Bureau (BBB) A+ rated.
  • Support appears to be on the ball.

Good review at Sitejabber for Mr RebatesCons

  • Cashback isn’t always guaranteed.

This is where a little more thought could be taken by following the terms and conditions of each merchant. Take for example Amazon only allows cash back on certain categories which can change at any time, and therefore you have to pay particular attention.

  • The system isn’t set up for multiple products against the same store.

If you want to purchase more than 1 product from the same store, they ask you to purchase 1 product then come out of the store and click back in so that your tracking link can be reset. Coming from a software background this should never happen and so easy to cater for, but I guess a good way to avoid paying the cash back out.

  • Issues with the store link.

Could be down to the store’s system dropping, communication problems, or leaving too many sessions open. Once again, the latter should not be a problem but another way to avoid paying out cash back.

  • No in-store facility, only online merchants.

Many people just like to hit the retail stores themselves and I think Mr Rebates as missed out on additional revenue here. Not like Ebates!

  • Length of time to receive cash back.

This varies from one merchant to the next, although cash back normally arrives just a few days from the actual order, whilst some merchants will hold back any monies due for up to 90 days to take into consideration their refund policies.

Bad review at Sitejabber for Mr Rebates


Mr Rebates Review 2018 – Final Thoughts!

As you can see Mr Rebates is a legitimate cashback site and one you maybe should consider, especially if you are a regular online shopper.

Providing you use these cashback sites in the right manner then you should be able to save and earn yourself a few dollars, but you won’t be telling your boss where to go any day soon.

If you need a helping hand on the cash back front then you may consider checking out Ebates and/or Swagbucks.

Maybe you would like to learn how these cashback sites actually operate and maybe put yourself in their shoes.

I mean come on, if you think you are getting a great deal with cashback, just think about what the owners of these sites are raking in.

Just check out this review and see what you think and any questions then don’t hesitate to ask.


Comments

Are you a member of Mr Rebates? What do you think? Are you happy with the service? Thinking of joining?

I’d love to hear your thoughts or maybe you just want to ask me a question about Mr Rebates or anything for that matter.

Just leave me a comment below and I will get back to you at my earliest convenience.

Have a great day, until next time!

Mick

 

Make Money from Blogging for Beginners – Best Online Training for 2018

Had enough of trying to work out how to make a living online with all the false promises, costs going through the roof and buying stuff you don’t really need, then lets see in this make money from blogging for beginners article, if we can point you in the right direction and show you that it isn’t really that difficult.

make money from blogging for beginners

I am not here to pass judgement on all those make money online opportunities that send you down the wrong path, because there simply aren’t enough hours in the day.

It’s not too long ago that I was in that very same position thinking, wouldn’t it be great if I could make a living online, but ended up bouncing from one opportunity to the next, learning absolutely nothing of value. Not to mention the costs!

Talk about sole destroying and frustrating until I found by accident a way forward, but we shall get to that a little later on.


Why would I need a Blog?

I’m not going to get heavy into the why would I need a blog because the article could end up taking a number of hours to complete so I choose 2 of the main reasons.

Business owners

If you are a business owner there is no better way to connect with your customers. Forget about sending out flyers or newsletters via mail, that is a thing of the past.

Creating content is a personal thing and allows you to keep in touch with customers to inform them of any ongoing changes.

Expanding the business by seeking out new clients by identifying what people are searching for that relates to your business.

With around half the world population that has access to the Internet, getting your business website in front of that crowd of people is not as difficult as you may think with the right tools at your disposal.

Affiliate Marketers

Affiliate marketing is a very simple business concept and extremely cost-effective as there are no overheads and you hold no stock.

You are basically the go-between.

Merchant – Affiliate Marketer – Customer

You promote other peoples products and once you have made a sale, you as the affiliate would get a commission, and that’s it!

This business model is by far probably the best one you can adapt to for earning a good living online and the most cost-effective.


What would I Blog About?

This can literally be anything.

It could be a hobby or an interest which you are passionate about.

If you are thinking of starting a blog and turning it into a thriving online business, then a little research has to be done first to establish whether your interest or hobby is going to have a big enough following for it to be worthwhile doing.

Is there a big enough crowd out there searching for things related to your hobby or interest?

Just off the top of my head, I have managed to list 10 massive crowd-pullers when it comes to what people are looking for when they hit the Google search engine.

Anything relating to…

  • Fitness and Weight Loss
  • Health
  • Dating and relationships
  • Pets
  • Self Improvement
  • Building Wealth Through Investing
  • Make money online
  • Beauty
  • Technology
  • Personal Finance

We would describe those as “Niches”

There are 100’s if not 1000’s of categories that you could use and make a great business from.

Those highlighted categories are at the very top of the tree, and within those are related sub-categories or sub-niches.

Such as…“Fitness and Weight Loss”

Within that category, there could be 1000’s of smaller categories that you could use.


Where do People go for their Information?

The 4 major search engines as of 2018 are…

  • Google
  • Bing
  • Baidu
  • Yahoo!

With Google taking the bulk of the market share with around 74% then a good start would be Google and just a little research here tells me that there are over 65,000 Google searches every single second.

This amounts to more than a staggering  5.6 billion searches every day.

Each one of those individual searches as the potential to become a Niche that you could use as your business. Your New Hobby or Interest!

Just think, 5,600,000,000 – Quite a large number right?

All you need to do now is research what those people are searching for that relates to your Niche.

How do you make money from blogging, well let’s take a look at the steps required!


The Basic Steps that you need to know

  1. Choose an Interest or a Hobby, which we call a Niche

As we mentioned earlier, this can be literally anything, and although I have just highlighted 10 great niches, it may be that you need further guidance then why not check out an article I wrote here.

A good suggestion would be to try and choose a Niche that you like or better still have a passion for.

This makes developing your Business so much more enjoyable.

Remember this business of yours is going to be around for a number of years to come!

Once you have found your Niche then it is time to start building your website.


  1. Build a website

Before you mention or even think of it for that matter, building a website nowadays is extremely easy, I mean if I can build a website then anybody can!

10 years ago or maybe not that far back, creating a website required all sorts of skills, such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to name a few. Now with the advances in technology, we have all kinds of tools to help us.

In fact, I know a Website can be created in less than 1 minute because that’s how long it took me to create mine!

Choosing the right blogging platform is our next step and what I use like many others is WordPress, without a doubt probably the most popular and reliable blogging platform there currently is!

With WordPress as your blogging platform, there are literally thousands of themes to choose from along with over 50,000 plugins to help you.

Themes are a sort of graphical interface and its what gives your website that all professional look and uniqueness. It modifies the way the site is displayed without modifying the underlying software.

Plugins are computer programs that you install and attach to your website to do all sorts of techie stuff that a few years ago you had to program. That’s when things took weeks and sometimes months to do something relatively simple.

Creating a domain is your own private little piece of the Internet. Where you give your business a true name where your website will reside, just like www.Amazon.com. The name should be catchy and refer to your chosen Niche.

Choosing a theme for your website all goes hand in hand with what your Niche is about. With 1000’s of WordPress themes to choose from and most are free. I’m sure you’ll find one that best suits your needs!


  1. Get Rankings & Visitors to your website or Traffic as it is known.

Getting ranked is a term that Google uses when you publish your blog posts and over time Google will rank your post according to many different parameters. The higher the page ranking in Google the more chance your posts are likely to be read by future subscribers which hopefully would mean future sales!

Getting visitors to your website can be done 2 ways. Paying for Traffic or SEO (search engine optimization) and sourcing the traffic organically for FREE.

Here we are going to focus on SEO because it will save you a ton of money and it is the best solution for long-term success!

It all starts with…

1. Targeting the keywords that people are keying into the Google search engine that relate to your Niche.

Let’s say our Website and Niche is about “Dating and relationships”

To get an idea of the keywords that people are keying into the Google search engine we need to go back to Google and research this further, and how we do this is by using a very useful feature…

Google Instant

Just by typing “online dating ti into the Google search automatically displays suggestions for keywords that we can use that relate to our niche.

Google instant feature

We could also go to the last page of the Google query to find some additional keyword suggestions like…

Google keyword suggestions

What started off with an idea as now exploded into many suggestions for doing very little!

We can then take several of the Google suggestions (if needed) and research those potential keywords further.

So for this example, I am using the keyword “online dating tips for guys”

We research those potential keywords further by using a Keyword Research Tool.

In this case, we are going to use a tool called Jaaxy to see if there is a big enough crowd of people searching for “online dating tips for guys”

Looking at the results of the Jaaxy search query and we see a bunch of numbers associated with our keyword.

The ones we are interested in are…

Avg = 96 – (The average number of searches in a month)

Traffic = 17 – (Our potential crowd if we ranked on Page 1 of Google)

QSR = 51 – (Quoted string results, the number of websites with reference to that exact keyword phrase – “online dating tips for guys”

Ideally, you would like Avg and Traffic to be as big as possible!

With

QSR less than 100

As you can see by our results that “online dating tips for guys” would be a good keyword to use for our new “blog post”

2. Writing the content for our Blog Post

Now with the keyword “online dating tips for guys” that we have decided will be the heading to use for our next blog post, we would start writing the content.

Just like we started off with researching keywords that people are keying into the Google search engine we would research things related to this New Keyword – “online dating tips for guys”

That’s easy and just be typing the keyword back into the Google search engine we have a whole lot of things that we can research that are ranked on pages 1 and 2 of Google to give us some ideas.

There are really no restrictions on the size of a “blog post” in terms of the number of words.

Saying that though, Google loves unique content with posts in the 1,500 to 2,000-word count range.

You would create great content by giving useful advice and then suggesting solutions, which would come by the way of affiliate products.

Where would I find those affiliate products to promote?

You can find 1000’s of affiliate products online that would relate to your niche.

Pretty much all are free to join which is a simple process.

Select the affiliate program you want to join then promote their products.

Why not check out Amazon, they are the biggest online retail outlet with over 500 million products.


  1. Earn revenue is when you get paid.

If you have carried out steps 1 to 3 correctly then it is only a matter of time before you start to see an income, and when you do it will come in floods.

These are commissions paid to you by the product owner.


To Recap!

Each keyword that you use targets a certain group of people and if you have done your research thorough enough then you will find some great keywords that have plenty of Traffic with very little competition.

Over time you will publish 100’s of blog posts and as a result, the traffic will get bigger and bigger, meaning more and more people are going to get to see your website.

More traffic means more subscribers means sales!!!


How long will it take for me to start making a living?

Obviously, this is not a “Get Rich Quick” scheme and if that is what you are looking for, forget it because there isn’t one. Maybe chance your arm at the Lottery but we all know what the odds of that happening are, right?

Just like the saying, “the more you put into something, the more you will get out of it”

Everybody is different so the harder you work the quicker you will get there.

Eventually, you will be in a position where you could ease off with that “boring full-time job” and even replace it with this new online business you have been developing.

The beauty of this business is that it will be running in the background 24/7/365 and you can run it anywhere. All that’s required is a laptop and an Internet connection.


Want to know how you can learn all this and more?

As I mentioned right at the beginning of this article, I came across a training platform quite by chance and to be honest can’t remember how it all came about.

I know I had been looking for quite a while, but not quite sure what exactly I was looking for until I found it.

Now, you don’t have to bounce from one so-called opportunity to the next because I have the perfect solution right here!

If you would like to directly contact me about anything then you can do it here


Comments

Hopefully, you have clicked on some of the article links which should have given you a thorough understanding of just what this blogging is about and that it really isn’t that difficult.

Time-consuming it maybe, but starting and running a business takes time and done right with the right training and you can really benefit beyond your wildest dreams.

Don’t forget to leave a comment, I would love to hear your thoughts

Your friend

Mick

TopCashBack Review 2018 – GREAT CASH BACKSITE or NOT?

We spend enormous amounts online with our flexible friends so why not get a helping hand in these hard times; every little helps right, so let’s see if this company holds up to its end of the bargain in this TopCashBack Review 2018.

TopCashBack Review 2018
TopCashBack Login

Shopping nowadays is just so easy with around 50% of the world population with access to the Internet, that’s around a staggering 3.8 billion people.

Searching for anything and everything and these are potential Internet Shoppers. Pretty much why the high street traders are dead in the water!

Those days are almost gone where we would get up on a Saturday morning and venture out to the retail high-street for our shopping fix.

Everything is online nowadays, which makes life so much easier but also so very easy to just spend for the sake of spending. A little like someone I know who was addicted to QVC, the TV Shopping Channel!

If you are looking for some help in the Shopping arena then why not do yourself a favour and find a Cash Back site that could help you save a little cash here and there.

TopCashBack is a well known Cash Back site that has been around the block and has a little street cred, although my number one recommendation would still be Ebates.


TopCashBack banner

  • Product: TopCashBack
  • Website:  www.TopCashBack.com
  • Price: 100% Free
  • Founders: Oliver Ragg and Mike Tomkins
  • Founded: Bolton, Lancashire, UK
  • Founded: 2005
  • State-side- Since 2011
  • Summary: A shopping rewards website where members can go and purchase products and in return receive cashback.
  • Recommended: Yes

Internal Summary and Links

  1. Some Facts about TopCashBack
  2. What is TopCashBack About?
  3. How does TopCashBack work and how do they make their Money?
  4. How to Get Started with TopCashBack
  5. How to Make Money with TopCashBack
  6. How Much Money can you Make with TopCashBack?
  7. How You Get Paid?
  8. TopCashBack Pros and Cons
  9. TopCashBack Review 2018 – Final thoughts!
  10. Comments

Some facts about TopCashBack

  • Founded by 2 computer programmers from Bolton, the UK in 2005
  • Steady growth saw 45,000 by the end of 2007
  • 1 year later in 2008, the number of members had reached 174,000
  • Reported to be the UK #1 Free Cashback website
  • 8,000,000 members worldwide
  • No minimum payout threshold
  • Cas paid out whenever you choose.
  • Over 4,300 online merchants
  • Biz startups in the US in 2011, India in 2012 followed by China and Japan
  • Refer a friend and earn yourself $10
  • Commissions as high as 17% and sometimes more!

What is TopCashBack About?

Been around since 2005 and started life in Bolton which is in the UK, and expanded the business in the US back in 2011 and since then over in India, Japan, and China.

Their aim is to save you the consumer money on all your purchases online and then give back all of the merchant’s store commissions back to you as a member, which also means they don’t charge any fees for doing so either.

They are free to join, free to use and also free to cash out, and they don’t have a minimum payment threshold meaning, you can cash out when you want and as many times as you want.

With, over 4,300 stores to choose from, including well-known ones such as Walmart, Amazon, eBay, to name a few. I’m sure you will be able to find one that suits your shopping needs.

They also offer a large selection of coupons, which offer extra instant money off discounts along with free shipping to use with earning cash back too.

The more members they have means the higher the commission rates are and the better the coupons they are able to negotiate with their merchants.

One of the top cashback sites in the US and Canada, on a par with Ebates.


How does TopCashBack work and how do they make their Money?

Simply they are supported by sponsored adverts and promotions which you will find all around the site, and sometimes the merchants will pay them a bonus for sending lots of shoppers their way!

They will also be paid on a PPC (Pay Per Click) basis, which simply means that if you click on a merchants store and come straight back out without purchasing anything, TopCashBack will still be paid for that click.

This is the basis of Affiliate Marketing and how TopCashBack operates their business, and why the merchant takes the full brunt of costs and the reason why TopCashBack can be so favourable when it comes to their members.

Be aware that if ever you come across a Cashback site that charges its members for anything then stay well away! There is far too much greed about!


How to Get Started with TopCashBack

Topcashback, it's as easy as 1 2 3

To sign up and become a member is very simple and straightforward and costs you absolutely nothing. Not even administration costs!

Just remember when you are looking to purchase anything, that you make it “your first port of call” to see if there is a merchant selling goods you are looking to buy.

Don’t forget to download the free mobile app, available for the iPhone, iPad, iPod and Android phone. This will enable you to earn cash back when you are out and about and will inform you of the latest offers and deals.


How to Make Money with TopCashBack

All you need to do then is search out your favourite brand to view their current deals and cash back offers or look at the exclusive offers that are currently on offer for cash back, coupon codes and seasonal sales.

The merchant’s details will be displayed along with the cash back percentage.

Just click on the “GetCashback” button to the right of the merchant which sends you through to the merchant’s website.

From here just browse and shop as you would normally and once you have purchased your product the cash back transaction will be tracked and show up in your Topcashback account as pending until verified by the merchant.

Once the transaction has been verified by the merchant your account will be credited with the cashback amount. This can take up to 7 days for verification to be finalised.

Why not check out the stores which are currently trending and the place where most members are shopping or why not take a look at the current exclusive offers, which are only for limited periods.

Why not Refer a Friend to TopCashback?

Topcashback refer a friend

Another great way to make a little extra is to tell your friends by sending them your referral link and once they sign-up and become a member of Topcashback you receive $10.

If you have a big following on social media then this could be a nice little earner.

Just think, 100 friends = $1000 for doing nothing!


How Much Money can you Make with Topcashback

I’m not going to “beat around the bush” here but common sense should prevail!

These Cashback sites aren’t money making opportunities, neither are they a way of skyrocketing your financial status either.

Although you receive cash back for your shopping, don’t fall into the trap of thinking that you are making money because you are not. In order to get cash back, you have to spend, so use wisely!

The Internet makes it so easy to shop and like gambling, you can end up spending beyond your means and buying stuff that you didn’t really need.

Whether you are a heavy shopper or just now and then, Topcashback could end up saving you a lot of money. Just be careful!


How you get paid?

There is a number of ways that you can redeem your cash and the 2 main ways are either ACH (Automated clearing house) and direct debit or the trusty Paypal.

The other ways are gift cards, through the likes of American Express, Walmart, Amazon amongst others.

Remember there are no restrictions so you can cash out whenever you want and as many times as you want too.


TopCashBack Pros and Cons

Just to recap what we have gone over within this review, and have highlighted what I think are the main points that you need to know.

Pros

  • Completely free to join and take part in with no hidden costs.
  • Great selection of categories
  • Largest Cash Back site with over 4,300 stores
  • Better business bureau rating
  • No threshold, meaning you can cash out whenever you want and as many times as you want
  • 100% commissions received
  • Referral program for introducing family and friends.
  • You can earn cash back without spending a dime with the Free Cash Back offers.
  • Great reviews on Trust Pilot. Check them out here.

TopCashBack Trustpilot review summary

Cons

  • Cashback has to be approved by each merchant before you are able to withdraw it and this varies from a few hours to sometimes a few weeks before the cash reward is passed onto the member.
  • Bit of a pain when you know just what you want and where to buy it but find it difficult to find a similar store on TopCashBack. Can be time-consuming!
  • All businesses come with their fair share of complaints no matter how good they are, but at TopCashBack they don’t appear to be many and the ones there are seemed to be trivial. Thought I highlight a few here and as you can see, support is on the case which is a great thing, right?

TopCashBack Review 2018 – Final Thoughts!

OK, so what do I think?

Well, with the vast amount of terrible products that are out there on the Internet, it’s a nice feeling to be able to be in a position to recommend something like Topcashback.

It doesn’t cost you anything to join so why not become a member and see for yourself?

It goes without saying that like me, you probably use the internet a whole lot of the time especially when purchasing goods, so next time before you do, just check it out. What have you got to lose?

Don’t take these Cashback reward sites for granted thinking just because they are offering discounts and in some cases good discounts that this is where you are going to find the best deals.

In a lot of cases you won’t, so remember to research first.

The way TopCashBack operate is under the premise of Affiliate Marketing, which is a simple concept and maybe the best business model there is online.

If it’s a real opportunity that you are looking for where you will be taught everything about Affiliate Marketing from what I deem the best training platform you will find on the Internet today, then you can check out a review I wrote here.

The beauty of this training is that it is also 100% free to join and you won’t be asked for any credit card details either!

If you have any questions and would like to get in contact with me personally then you can contact me by clicking on the link here or just leave a comment at the bottom of this post.


Comments

Tell me, are you an avid online shopper and do you use Cash Back sites? Are you a TopCashBack member? Had any bad experiences using them? Are they everything they say they are?

Why not share with me your experiences, I’d love to hear them.

Tell me what you thought of this review.

Just add any comment at the bottom of the review, I’d love to read them and of course, I always get back to answer them.

Speak later!

Mick

 

Ebates Review 2018 – A Great Legit Cash Back Site?

We are all interested in saving money right, especially cashback sites, well in this Ebates Review 2018 we are going to be unravelling a number of things to give you a better idea of who they are, so that you can determine whether they are worth signing up for.Ebates review 2018

I don’t know about you but as I tend to do all my research online before I purchase anything, then don’t you think it all makes perfect sense to check out the best cashback websites that are available to you, especially as they are free to join?

You should be able to decide which cashback sites are the best without too much hassle.

More and more people are turning to the Internet because it is too damn easy to find what we are looking for.

With comparison sites shooting up all over the place, then cashback sites have to be your number one for all you’re shopping requirements. Just be careful when choosing the right one!


Ebates logo

  • Parent Company: Rakuten
  • Product: Ebates
  • Website: www.ebates.com
  • Price: Free
  • Founder: Alessandro “Sandro” Isolani and Paul Wasserman
  • Founded: 1998, Website launched in 1999
  • Based: San Francisco, CA
  • Summary: One of the oldest and best Cashback sites out there.
  • Recommended: YES

Internal Summary and links

  1. Some facts about Ebates
  2. What is Ebates about – Not just another Cashback site are they?
  3. How to Get Started with Ebates
  4. How to Make Cash with Ebates
  5. Easy Ways to Earn More by Doubling on Cashback
  6. Other ways to get Cashback with Ebates
  7. How You Get Paid
  8. Who is Ebates for?
  9. Ebates Pros and Cons
  10. What is Ebates About – Final thoughts!
  11. Comments

Some facts about Ebates

  • Started by 2 former deputy district attorneys
  • In September 2014 Ebates was bought by Rakuten for $1 billion
  • February of 2017 they acquired ShopStyle and Cosmic Cart
  • Paid out over 800 million dollars to its members so far.
  • Microsoft includes an extension app for Microsoft Edge, their new browser.

Partner sites to expand your shopping experience.

  • Canada
  • Korea
  • Japan
  • BFAds – Get advanced warnings of Black Friday promotions
  • Cartera – Major airlines to top banks and more…
  • Shopular – Get latest promotions straight to your phone.
  • ShopStyle – Fashions such as Gucci, St Laurent, Jimmy Choo, etc
  • Shop at Ebates – Household, food, Electronics and more…

All accessed at the bottom of Ebates website


What is Ebates About – Not just another Cashback site are they?

3 Steps to how to earn cash back with Ebates

Ebates is simply a cashback website founded back in 1998 and steadily grown into one of the best and largest free member savings programs in the US.

In just 20 years they have amassed a following of more than 11 million and have already paid out over $800 million in Cash Back to their members.

A cashback site with a difference and straight off the bat I see positive things with this company.

Somethings that aren’t going to change and that is the Internet is not some sort of fad, here today and gone tomorrow!

It is expanding at such a rapid rate and the main reason why our high street shopping days are numbered. Retailers just can’t compete!

Businesses like Ebates offer you the consumer a way of shopping with peace of mind.

As you are already online and just part of around 3.8 billion potential shoppers then why not use cashback sites like Ebates where you can save some cash? Every little helps right?

That’s basically free cash in your pocket and the beauty about this is that it is 100% free to join and they give you back 100% of the cash and sometimes more, it all depends on the offer.

Ok, so you are not going to get wealthy using these Cash Back sites but that is not what they are for, are they?

You might want to check out the Ebates sitemap first before pursuing further!

Why not check Ebates out and if you go through this link here, then you will receive $10 as a sign-up bonus.


How to Get Started with Ebates

Ebates sign up screen
Ebates Login

To join is simple, and is 100% free.

To create an account all you need to do is enter your email address and a password.

What I wouldn’t suggest doing is signing up using your Facebook or Google accounts. I would keep it separate, I mean you really don’t want family and friends to know your business, do you?

Once, you have created your account which takes seconds you will receive a welcome bonus of $10 and to qualify for that bonus all that is required of you is to spend at least $25 within the first year of joining.

“Not only do you receive $10 but whoever introduced you to Ebates (if indeed someone did) they will also get a bonus which comes under the Refer-A-Friend link”

Don’t forget to install the Ebates Cash Back button to your Google Chrome!


How to Make Cash with Ebates

It is easy and straightforward.

To start a shopping trip, all that is required is for you to click on any Ebates merchants’ store before you make a purchase.

Once, you arrive at the merchants’ store, a pop-up confirmation will appear letting you know that you are ready to shop and earn Cash Back at their store.

Once, you have made a purchase like you would do at any store then that payment is tracked by the store.

When the Store or Merchant has informed Ebates of your purchase which can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days, then your account will be credited with the Cash Back amount.

That’s it.

Depending on how you set up your payment process with your account determines whether you receive a Check or through PayPal.


Maybe refer a friend

Ebates refer a friend

This is great and one of the best I have come across with a Cash Back or Rewards site.

“Just remember this current referral fee of $25 is on a promotional period and can change at any time!”

Just refer a friend and when they spend $25 you receive $25 as cash back and your friend receives $10.

No limitations either. As many friends and family as you wish!

Just think about it, invite 100 friends and once they have spent $25 you will receive a tidy sum of $2500.

Not bad for doing absolutely nothing.

I’m sure you can find at least 100 persons to invite.


Easy Ways to Earn More by Doubling on Cashback

Another great way to increase your Cash Back is by taking advantage of the Double Cash Back Stores”

Granted there isn’t a massive amount of stores to choose from but some major ones that should be very useful such as, Oakley, Banana Republic, Amazon, and RayBan to name a few.

Some discounts are as high as 42%.


Other ways to get Cash Back with Ebates

The Ebates mobile app.

Just install this useful app for free to your iPhone, Android or IPad where you can use in-store coupons, as well as scan products and compare prices and get real-time deals.

The Ebates cash back button.

Don’t forget to install the Cash Back button when you become a member.

This is a Chrome Extension and once installed you will get informed when and where there are discounts by finding them for you.

Cool eh?

The Ebates Cashback Visa Credit Card.

Ebates credit card

Why not apply for an Ebates Cash Back Credit Card and increase the amount of Cash Back by an additional 3%?

In-Store Cash Back.

As well as reaping the cash rewards online you can also take it to another level and get Cash Back whilst you are out and about on the retail high street.

Just check out the offers online, see which stores are in your area, add your card details and that’s it.

Ensure that you have Email setup correctly.

You will be notified by email and can always activate an Ebates shopping trip by following links, and if the link sends you shopping, then a window will open which lets you know that Cash Back has been activated.

Through Ebates.com.

Through the website home page, members activate an Ebates shopping trip by clicking on any Ebates link, which can be found in buttons, coupons, store links, banners and more.

When you click, a new window will open and this window will let you know that a shopping trip has been activated and will send you along to the store’s site to start shopping.


How you get paid

Unfortunately, there are restrictions on when and how you get paid.

Ebates will pay their members every quarter.

Either by Check or PayPal

Ebates payment periods


Ebates Pros and Cons

You can have the best product or service in the world and something you won’t be short of and that is complaints.

Whilst there will be an abundance of negative aspects there will also be a fair share of positive ones too.

What I have tried to do is highlight what I think are the main issues so that you can decide for yourself whether Ebates is worthy of your membership.

The Pros

Free to join

We all like something for FREE, well that’s exactly what you get with Ebates. Also means that you will not be hit by any administration costs either.

Cash Back Rewards

We are all using the internet to shop nowadays and there is no better reason to use a site like Ebates. It doesn’t cost you anything except a little of your time to log-in and find what you are looking for.

If, you do a lot of shopping on the internet then why not save yourself some cash?

Partners

With Ebates they have expanded your shopping experience by partnering up with companies such as…

  • BFAds – Black Friday Ads.
  • Cartera – Earn Air-miles, points or cash back at 900+ stores
  • Shopular – A mobile shopping experience.
  • ShopStyle – Take you’re shopping in fashion.
  • Shop at Ebates – Another shopping experience.

A bunch of additional ways to shop!

Customer service

If you check out Better Business Bureau (BBB) website you can see that any complaints have been dealt with in a professional fashion.

These are mainly about payments!

There are always going to be issues with not receiving payments on time and this goes with every cashback site.

All issues take time to resolve especially with the number of members they have, you just have to be patient and Ebates seem to get on top of any issues that they have.

Great reviews

Just check out the Trust Pilot review stats and currently out of a total of 664 there are only 19 that are average or worse.

Ebates review stats at TrustPilot

Check out the Trustpilot reviews for yourself here

Professional Looking Website

Just by checking out the website tells me that they are not a tin-pot outfit.

Everything is so clearly laid out which explains in detail everything you need to know. Nothing is hidden!

All the merchants’ are easily identified by the cash back percentages that you get and is also displayed on the merchants’ website just in case you happened to forget.

Refer a Friend

One of the best I have seen for a cashback site.

Support

A very good way of judging any business is to look at support and what you tend to find is this is what usually lets the side down.

Checking out the issues that members have reported on the various review sites including Better Business Bureau I see that support seem to be on top of things, which is a good thing.

The Cons

Despite some glowing positives, there are some obvious negatives ones too.

Missed Payments

As the company currently only pays out every quarter then you would think that they would have their payment strategy sorted, but unfortunately, there are some issues, but that is to be expected, I mean no company operates a flawless business do they?

No excuses I know but the odd glitch here and there is to be expected, especially with the number of members they currently have.

For a payment process to work perfectly there are so many parameters to take into consideration.

Even computer programs screw up sometimes, but very rarely!

You will find that missed payments are the main cause for complaints and this will be evident on the Better Business Bureau (BBB) website, but you will also see the support team trying to rectify those issues.

Amazon Category Restrictions

Although Amazon is the biggest online retail outlet it surprises me that there are only certain categories that Cashback is allowed on.

I have noticed that this list has grown slightly over the last few months and therefore I would assume that it will continue to grow.

This list to the right is when this article was published.

You can check out the category list here to so see if Amazon has been so kind as to extend their list.

Disgruntled members

With good reviews also come bad so I thought I’d include these here just to show you that nothing is just black and white.


Who is Ebates for?

If you are a big shopper online then Ebates could the perfect addition.

If you are the total opposite and you only shop now and then, Ebates would be a complete waste of time!

Don’t take these Cashback sites for granted and expect that because you are getting cash back that you are also going to get the best deal.

Still, do your research and check out other avenues as well.

Some people just like to spend no matter what it is and having a site like Ebates displayed in front of you might encourage you to spend unnecessarily. Use wisely!

A big no would be not to use these sites as a way of trying to earn some extra cash. Remember you have to spend first!


What is Ebates About – Final thoughts!

OK, so you now have the rundown on Ebates and whether this could be a cash saving opportunity.

I am always a little sceptical when it comes to any online opportunities because most are just not worth you getting involved with, but with this Cash Back site, I think it is one of the best.

I don’t like putting my name to anything without thorough research and based on my findings I try to give an unbiased opinion as well.

I know there will be some who disagree but that is life and we all have our own opinions so we’ll leave it at that.

I’m sure you have seen many reviews with “Scam this” and “Scam that” which quite honestly I don’t agree with.

To label a product or service as a “SCAM” has to be absolutely terrible where something is costing you and you are getting absolutely no value at all.

Ebates is a legit cashback site that costs you nothing and as you are already shopping online then why not sort out a few of these cashback sites to cover most of your shopping days.

Swagbucks is another Cashback site where you accumulate points and have to redeem those points for cash, although you might find this site a little more entertaining. You can check it out here!

Ebates operates their business in the Affiliate Marketing arena, which is, if not the best business model there is when it comes to building an online business.

If you want to know more about affiliate marketing and where you can learn all this you can check out a review I wrote here. The beauty of this training platform is that it wouldn’t cost you a dime to check it out and you wouldn’t be asked for any Credit Card details either. What have you got to lose?


Comments

If you are a member of Ebates or any other Cashback site for that matter I’d be interested in your personal experiences both good and bad.

Tell me what you thought of the review.

If you have any questions at all don’t forget to drop them in the comments below.

All the best

Mick

What is SwagBucks about? Is it LEGIT and is it WORTH it?

Looking for a way to earn a little cash and you heard about Swagbucks. OK, so what is Swagbucks about, is it legit and can you really make some money on this site, but more importantly, is it really worth investing your time and energy?

What is swagbucks about I’m sure you’ll agree that there are a vast number of opportunities on the internet with various claims. Promises of instant wealth or that making money online was easy to do.

I’m sure you’ve come across them all!

Well ignore those claims for the time being and let’s see whether Swagbucks .com can deliver or not!

If taking part in surveys, playing games, watching videos, or discovering deals is something that interests you, then why not get paid for it?

In this review I’m going to show; what is Swagbucks about, how it works, how much you can get paid and whether it really is something worthy of spending your time doing.


Swagbucks logo

  • Product: Swagbucks
  • Owned by: Protege
  • Website: www.swagbucks.com
  • Price: 100% free to join and take part in
  • Founders: Josef Gorowitz and Scott Dudelson
  • Founded: 2008
  • Summary: Is a search engine, and allows you to participate in certain activities including online surveys where you are rewarded with a virtual currency.
  • Recommended: YES – If you are ok about earning a few bucks here and there, but for me nowadays I have better things to do with my precious time.

Swagbucks login

Let’s take a look at some facts before we dive into the review

  • One of the fastest growing companies in the US.
  • Is the leading digital rewards and performance marketing platform.
  • Celebrities like Kanya West and Kiss are known to use the site.
  • Music companies are now turning to branded search engine sites to reach their fans online.
  • One of the largest survey sites and paid out among the most of its competitors.
  • Over 20,000,000 members can’t be wrong.
  • Paid out over $80,000,000.
  • Can cash out for as little as $5 where most others are a lot more.
  • Have a stream of awards – check out Wikipedia.
  • Introduction of mobile apps for IOS and Android.
  • Mobile app –  SwagBucks TV feature.
  • Mobile app – SwagBucks Answer specifically for survey taking.

Swagbucks is one of the most legit survey sites that you will find on the Internet, who offer a wide range of money-making opportunities to earn rewards by way of Swagbucks (“SB”), from surfing the net, watching videos, playing games to filling in surveys, but it may not be for everyone.


What is Swagbucks about, is it legit and can you really make some money? Let’s take a look, shall we?

what is Swagbucks about - SwagButton

I first came across Swagbucks.com, through social media and Facebook and was curious about its claims, and therefore decided to check it out.

The name Swagbucks I thought sounded a little iffy and if you break it down into the 2 syllables like

  • Swag – money or goods, taken by a thief or burglar
  • Bucks– Dollars

Strange, but hey it’s catchy all the same, unique and hard to forget!

The website at first glance looked a little busy and confusing but after a few minutes (and that’s all it takes) I saw what it had to offer and found that maybe it could be a legit site and that you could make money from it. Just how much we are going to find out!

Swagbucks is a website who are owned and operated by the company Prodege, who is a provider of digital services including online rewards and loyalty portals which Swagbucks is.

Swagbucks is an online marketing website that gets paid by their clients (advertisers) for displaying their adds on their website, and where users like yourself get rewarded in the way of credits or digital currency identified as  Swagbucks (“SB”) for participating in their online activities, such as taking surveys, watching videos and playing games, or simply for performing searches on their own search engine.

You must agree that as we are always on the internet purchasing products and services then why not be rewarded for doing so?

Could be a nice little earner!

By accumulating rewards in the way of Swagbucks (“SB”), which is a virtual currency which you can use for shopping online at your favourite retailers.

Sounds cool right?

Once you have accumulated your Swagbucks(“SB”) then you are allowed to redeem them in the way of gift cards for the many retailers including PayPal which you can redeem for cash.

Does Swagbucks have any Credibility?

Well, they do have their own search engine that you can be rewarded just for using as your main search engine, and the site is actually sponsored by Google, so it comes with a certain amount of credibility, right?


How does Swagbucks work?

First off you need to register your account with them which is pretty straightforward, and don’t forget that Swagbucks.com is only available in certain countries.

As of when this article was published the countries that Swagbucks is available, and has a presence in, is, USA(and its territories), Ireland, France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, India, Canada, Spain, Portugal, and United Kingdom. This may have changed in the meantime and you can check this here.

The way this works is that you choose an activity to participate in, such as taking surveys, watching videos, playing games and you are rewarded for doing so by way of “SB”, their virtual currency.


Ways to earn Swagbucks

Shop and Get Cash Back

Swagbucks - Shop and get cash back

By using the advertisers’ sites and purchasing products and services, you are rewarded with discounts, cash back, in the way of “SB”.

Swagbucks Search

Swagbucks - Search engine

We all use Google, Bing, and Yahoo and we don’t get rewarded for searching either, right?

So, why not make the built-in search engine your default search engine and get rewarded for all your searches?

Sounds good!

Watch videos

Swagbucks - Watch videos and redeem points

We all like watching videos don’t we?

These might not be your usual YouTube fun type videos but it all matters, and adds to that rewards total.

Mind you some videos are anywhere from a few minutes all the way up to around 25 so maybe put one on and make yourself a coffee.

It’s a way for advertisers to get people to watch their clips.

Play Games

Swagbucks - Play games and redeem points

I love games, well the older ones, but I don’t think you are going to find games like, Warhammer, World of Warcraft, Minecraft, or Doom here.

In order to play ensure you download the latest Flash Player – http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer

Answer Surveys

Swagbucks - Take surveys and redeem points

If surveys are your forte, then that’s great except just like the videos they can take anything from a few minutes to over 20 and a little mind-numbing.

Discover Deals

Swagbucks - Discover deals and redeem points

Check out the numerous amount of deals that are displayed.

Ranging from purchasing food, having a bet on the gee-gees to finding your next partner on a dating site.

nCrave

Just click on the link to discover new videos and articles that are currently trending on the Internet. Choose one of the options and work your way through the list.

Buy Gift Cards

Swagbucks - Purchase gift cards and redeem points

A close friend or family members birthday coming up or an anniversary, then check out the abundance of gift cards, such as Amazon, Wine and country gift baskets, Spa and wellness etc. Reward yourself with redeemable points.

I think you’ll appreciate there is a little going on here and I can see that a lot of thought has gone into the website and that it is so well-thought-out, I just wonder whether spending your precious time in this manner is a worthy way to spend your day?


How do you get paid?

As you accumulate the SwagBucks virtual currency through the activities you have taken part in, you can redeem them for a variety of gift cards.

There is a multitude of gift cards you can purchase along with PayPal gifts cards that you would need to purchase if you intended redeeming the SwagBucks as cash.


Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • 100% free to join
  • A huge variety of prizes given out
  • Definitely a legit work from home opportunity.
  • If participating in watching videos, playing games or taking surveys and getting rewarded with cash is your thing then great.
  • If you are one of the many who purchases products online then why not get rewarded for doing so.
  • Who rewards you for using their search engine? Swagbucks does for one!

Cons:

  • Accumulating Swagbucks rewards takes a lot of time and is painstakingly laborious, especially when taking the numerous surveys that are on offer. In some cases as long as 30 minutes for just a few Swagbucks.
  • I guess the big question is do you really want to spend a lot of your precious time for a very little reward.

What is Swagbucks about – The Verdict

OK, so you found a money making website with all the added benefits all in one place and the great thing about this is that it’s 100% FREE!

I’m sure you’ll agree that Swagbucks.com is, in fact, a legit website offering cash rewards, but you ain’t going to be making any “Big-Bucks”, any day soon using this website.

As we’ve seen, yes, you can make a little money but it’s not going to help you pay your gas and electricity bills, and certainly won’t get you into a position to tell your boss that you are calling it a day, or put you in a position to purchase your next brand new Audi.

Set that aside and if you are OK about making just a few bucks here and there, then I suppose then it is OK, but don’t think for one moment that you are going to be rewarded with great amounts of cash because you won’t.

Maybe your thing is taking surveys and if it is then that’s OK, but they aren’t fun at all!

I should know I have tried a few!!

There are more practical alternative solutions out there where you can focus and use your time more efficiently to make money online.

If “making money online” is your desire then why not check out what I do for a living.

The training is very straightforward, as a massive community ready and willing to help and it will not break the bank.

You can check it out here and one important factor and that is you ain’t going to be taking Surveys!


Comments

Obviously, you can’t make a living on this site and I wouldn’t suggest that you try, but if you have worked out how to make some “Big-Bucks” then please let me know because I would very interested.

Are you a member of Swagbucks.com and are you happy? Are you a member of any other survey type sites? What’s your overall impression of survey sites? Are you looking for an alternative way to make money online? How about me showing you one?

I’d love to hear any comments you have, and tell me what you thought about this review? I reply to all comments so let’s make that connection!

All the best

Mick

 

 

 

 

 

What is Wealthy Affiliate about – Affiliate marketing and how to make money with reviews

So you’re looking for answers and before you start reading; what is Wealthy Affiliate about, affiliate marketing and how to make money with reviews, I’m going to explain a few things first, so sit back, relax and hopefully you will enjoy.What is Wealthy Affiliate About

Wealthy Affiliate was founded in 2005 by a couple of Canadians Kyle and Carson, who are extremely active amongst the community. Do you need clarification on anything? Just private message them and they will get back to you. Something you very rarely see in like-minded training platforms.

Since it’s launch, has seen well over 1,200,000 members across 195 countries (almost every country on the planet), which makes it one of the most successful training platforms you can find on the Internet today.

In 2017 alone saw over 217,000 members, entrepreneurs start their very first online business.

Wealthy Affiliate teaches affiliate marketing to members with various levels of experience, from experienced entrepreneurs, business owners who already have websites but need clarification and guidance, through to newbies with absolutely no idea of what affiliate marketing is and how it works, just like I was.

If you fall into one of the 3 categories then for sure this could be what you are looking for.

Keep it simple… There are only 2 membership options. Free and Premium membership and the best thing about this is there are no upsells and you will not be asked for a CREDIT CARD when you join as a FREE member. What you see is what you get!

With around half the world population who has access to the Internet, which is nearing the 4 billion mark.

These people are looking for solutions to a particular problem or their next purchase.

  • “how to plumb in a toilet”
  • “best smart tv below $1000”
  • “best restaurant in London”
  • “men’s running clothing”
  • “wireless tv speakers”

These are all keyword phrases that people are keying into search engines.

Can you guess where those people tend to go for their advice?

Yes, you guessed it, they go to one of several main search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo, and with Google taking approximately 67% of the search engine business then most tend to use Google.

Some interesting facts here!

If you take Google alone, there are over 68,000 searches every single second, which amount to around 6 billion searches every single day. That’s a hell of a lot of people searching for things, right?

These are people looking for solutions to problems and reviewing products they are looking to buy.

As an affiliate marketer, that is your potential crowd of people who you are looking to help! Not sell but give solutions to a particular problem!

With affiliate marketing alone heading to nearly a 12 billion dollar industry, then I’m sure you will agree that affiliate marketing would be a great way to earn a lucrative living from?

I mean people are already looking for things, all you have to do is get your website in front of them!


In this review, I will explain

  • Affiliate marketing and how to make money with reviews.
  • What are you passionate about? It all starts with a niche!
  • Your website, creating your little piece of the Internet.
  • Finding that healthy crowd. Getting your Website reviews (blog posts) out to the masses, known as Traffic!
  • All your hard work has paid off! Now time to Reap the Rewards!
  • Wealthy Affiliate Free vs Premium Membership!
  • Who could benefit from this training?
  • What is Wealthy Affiliate about? The Verdict!
  • Comments

Affiliate Marketing and how to make money with reviews.

Affiliate marketing happens due to the agreement through Merchants and Retailers, allowing affiliate marketers to promote and sell their products for “in most cases” a tidy commission, through their “Affiliate Programs”

This is great for the merchant or retailer as whilst they would lose a small profit on the sale of the product due to paying out a commission on the sale, they would save money on their marketing campaigns, as this would all be down to the affiliate marketer.

A win-win situation for both!

Is Google where it all happens?

Is Google where it all happens

The very next time you are keying a search term into the Google search box and looking for something, maybe a product that you are looking to purchase, or maybe you are looking for a solution to a problem.

This is what we call research and we all do it every single day of our lives, whether it is through the internet searching in Google or in our everyday lives. We are always looking for solutions to a particular problem or our next purchase.

For example, it could be a “wireless tv speaker” for the new tv that you recently purchased and your decision on whether to purchase that wireless speaker will be based on a number of factors.

So OK, let’s take “wireless tv speaker” and expand it a little with the type of things we look for to decide whether to purchase or not.

A few things maybe…

  • Brand -To match the new tv that we recently purchased.
  • Cost – We could be on a budget.
  • Size – We want the speaker to not look out of place with the tv.
  • Functionality – Does it come with some great features
  • Reliability – Check previous purchases reviews.
  • Colour – To blend in with our TV and surroundings
  • Wattage output – The bigger the better.

All the kind of things that I know I would be looking at if I was to purchase a “wireless tv speaker” and possibly a few more additional factors besides.

As part of your research for this wireless tv speaker, you will be looking at several websites and reading reviews related to the product so you can make a decision on which speaker to buy.

These would all be reviews related to our product “wireless tv speaker” just like you are doing now on my website reviewing, “what is wealthy affiliate about” You are looking for a solution to a particular issue!

Whilst reading the reviews at some point you make a decision and you click on the product to buy and a few days later the product arrives, you install it and you are over the moon!

This speaker is the best thing you’d ever bought and sounded great! Whatever are the neighbours going to think?

Anyway without you knowing you probably bought the product from a website that belonged to an affiliate marketer, who when you made the purchase made a commission from the Merchant/Retailer. Right?

In a nutshell, that is what affiliate marketing is and what Wealthy Affiliate teaches you to do!

The cool thing regarding this business model is…
  • You have no control of order management as this is all done for you.
  • You hold no stock whatsoever and therefore there are no overheads.
  • You don’t have to ship the product as this is also done for you.

… and the beauty about this business is that you can run it anywhere you want! All that is required is a laptop and an internet connection. Travel the world, see the sites, spend precious time with the family. Your time is your time!

All you are doing is promoting other Merchant/retailers products. The affiliate marketer is the go-between!

  • Customer
  • Affiliate Marketer
  • Merchant/Retailer
You know your product now find an affiliate program!

Pretty much any product you can think of, there will be an affiliate program that you can join.

There are literally thousands of affiliate programs that are free to join, which allow you to use their products on your website with their affiliate links, and once a person clicks on that link and buys, you make a commission.

Just to name a few…

The list above is what’s called Affiliate Networks, which are sites that hold many products across many niches.

You don’t have to look far to find products where the merchant is giving away as much as 75% in commissions, especially on Clickbank.

If we take our example, “wireless tv speakers” then we might decide to join the Amazon Associates affiliate program because that is where we can find many different versions of our “wireless tv speakers” to use to promote on our website, although we could use one of many other affiliate programs.

Let’s Check out Amazon

Amazon is the largest e-commerce store there is and they have a very good affiliate program that you can join for free.

When you promote products from Amazon and the customer clicks on your affiliate link, you will make a commission for anything that customer purchases for the next 24 hours, providing they don’t exit your affiliate link.

TV, Toaster, Kettle, Clothing and so on

Just think about it!

The customer came to your website looking for advice on wireless tv speakers and whilst they are on Amazon through your affiliate link, they decide to purchase other products and for each product, the affiliate (You) will get a commission. How cool is that?

Amazon is just 1 example, but if you wanted to check out other affiliate programs then you can do this simply by keying

wireless tv speakers + affiliate programs into Google

Searching in Google for affiliate programs

If you couldn’t find a suitable affiliate program then just vary your search criteria.

Try – wireless speakers + affiliate programs instead

Just by removing the “tv” portion of your search query will display a whole new bunch of affiliate programs that you could use.


4 simple steps to building an online business

OK, so let’s get down to the “nitty gritty” of what it takes to build an online business. This isn’t rocket science and this isn’t unique to Wealthy Affiliate either!

There is no “secret” to this and broken down makes it seem so simple.

The reason why a lot of people fail in many things is that they tend to look at something in its entirety, and they feel overwhelmed and building an online business is no different.

When you break a process down into individual steps it makes things so much clearer.


Just think about it. A dream of yours could be to build your very own house, but you aren’t a builder and don’t have that knowledge, right?

Many would just walk away and not even consider it, but some will look at this not just as a challenge, although it is, but because they might say “just how difficult can it be? I’m doing this anyway!”

They won’t look at the whole picture they will break it down into sizeable chunks. Plan, Excavation, Foundations, blockwork, brickwork etc.

I know this because an uncle of mine who has sadly passed did just this and the only knowledge he had was as a glazier.


I’m not saying that it makes building an online business easy because it doesn’t, but at least it will give you a chance to at least think more about everything, before making a snap decision to call it a day.

Building an online business is not easy because if it was then everybody would be doing it, but done in the right way, with all the tools and expertise then this is achievable for anyone and the Wealthy Affiliate training platform provides all this and more and sets you up for success. No excuses, only you can fail!


Step 1 – What are you passionate about? It all starts with a Niche!

A niche is where it starts. What are you passionate about?

What are you passionate about? Do you have an interest or maybe a hobby?

This is what we call a Niche! What you want your business (website) to be about?

Been familiar and knowledgeable about a Niche makes it more enjoyable and much easier when it comes to creating content for your website, and the training at Wealthy Affiliate explain in thorough detail, and guide you through the whole process.

You need to decide on a Niche and one that will be profitable and like the example, we mentioned earlier.

Our Niche, in this case, would be about “wireless tv speakers” but if you need some guidance then why not take a look at an article I wrote regarding niches, how to find one and how to find a profitable one, but don’t worry too much about this because Wealthy Affiliate will teach you all there is to know.

It could literally be anything. Remember what I said earlier about people searching on Google and that nearly 6 billion searches are done in 1 day alone?

Those searches that people are keying into Google have the potential to become a niche.


Step 2 – Your website, creating your little piece of the Internet.Start building your business by creating a website first

Creating a website is the next step in the process.

This is what gives you an identity in the online world. Your own little piece of the Internet where everything resides.

Worried about creating a website?

Don’t’ be, as building a website at Wealthy Affiliate is a pure joy.

Maybe a few years back this task required programming skills but not now due to the website management platform which is unique to WA, which is SiteRubix.

Take a look and watch one being built in less than 1 minute.


Step 3 – Finding that healthy crowd: Getting your Website reviews (blog posts) out to the masses, known as Traffic!

Get your website in front of the crowd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here the term traffic refers to the people searching on Google or any search engine for that matter!

It goes without saying that if you can’t attract people to your website then you won’t make any sales!

The search terms that people are keying into Google are stored in a database which allows us as the affiliate marketer to research.

This is called Keyword Research!

At Wealthy Affiliate, they have such a tool, which is called Jaaxy. As of December 2017, Jaaxy is fully integrated and comes as part of the premium membership, whereas before you had to pay for it.

So what are we trying to achieve?

We are looking for what people are searching for that relates to our Niche, which in this case is “wireless tv speakers

Ideally, we are looking for “keywords” which relate to our niche and to determine whether we can use these keywords we need to take 3 things into consideration which you will notice on the Jaaxy image below.

Let me explain

AvgIs the average amount that a specific keyword phrase will be keyed into Google over a monthly period.

TrafficIs the amount of traffic that we could attract if we manage to get our website post on the 1st page of Google.

QSRThis is where that exact keyword phrase in our example “wireless tv speakers” can be found on a number of websites. The lower that figure the better. Look for a figure below 100 and less than 50 is even better!

Take a look at the search results straight from Jaaxy

Keyword ideas from Jaaxy

In the above example, we keyed in our search phrase “wireless tv speakers” and the results brought back are what people in Google are searching for that relate to our Niche.

We can see that “wireless tv speakers” has

  • Avg = 1182 (average number of monthly searches)
  • Traffic = 201 (the amount of traffic available to us if we hit page 1 of Google
  • QSR = 100 (number of websites with that exact phrase)

Taking all that into consideration and we have a good keyword that we can use for the title of our next “blog post” relating to our niche. It just so happens to be the same as our Niche!

We could also use the following 4 keywords which are all related.

  1. “best wireless tv speakers”
  2. “wireless tv speakers review”
  3. “wireless tv speaker system”
  4. “bose wireless tv speaker system”

Those 5 keywords we could use as our next “blog post” titles and write our content around. Every post grabs a certain amount of traffic and the more “blog posts” you publish the more traffic, which ultimately means more sales. Got it?

At Wealthy Affiliate, they teach all this and more and the game changer here is that the Traffic (You know, the 5+ billion) we can access for FREE. Not paid but FREE traffic!


Step 4 – All your hard work has paid off!

It is now time to see results from all our hard work

Once you have traffic coming to your website then it is time to make commissions.

These commissions will come from the Merchants and Retailers who’s affiliate programs you joined and are using.

When this happens this is when you know that all your hard work has paid off!


Wealthy Affiliate Free vs Premium membership!

Wealthy affiliate membership comparisonsAs you can see from the above chart, there are only 2 memberships, Free and Premium.

I would always suggest joining as a free member, this way you can take it for a test drive and see what all the fuss is about. That’s exactly what I did and others besides.

When you join as a free member you will not be asked for your credit card details which were a massive plus for me, and you won’t find any upsells at all, not like most products out there.

Aren’t you a little tired of these sales tactics? I know I am!

If after you join as a free member and like what you see, if you upgraded to premium within 7 days then you get the first month for $19. That’s a saving of 39%.

Upgrading to premium allows you to thoroughly check out the training platform over a 4-5 week period (like I did) and if this is not for you then call it a day and all it will have cost you is $19.

You really need to upgrade and take advantage of this as this opens up everything within the training platform.

A note I would like to point out is that if you joined and upgraded to premium and decided to pay for the yearly membership upfront, this would bring down your costs as follows.

From $588 to  $348

That’s a saving of around 39%

That’s $1 a day, yes you heard that right. $1 for all that training, with no hidden costs, no upsells, no garbage promises and to top that; well you can’t because there is nothing that comes close to this training on the  Internet today!


Who could benefit from this training?

Maybe you’ve been stung a few times in the past, misinformed and lost money?

A complete newbie just starting out on your journey and trying to figure it all out?

Could be a business owner looking to improve revenue by building a website and creating an Internet presence?

Are you a stay at home mum or dad looking to project your finances?

You, could be due for retirement and looking to top up your pension?

Looking to add to your current income?

Could it be that you are looking for an alternative career?

Would love to spend more time with your loved ones, so lets fire the boss eh?

Love travelling, then all you would need is a laptop and an Internet connection?

Just to name a few, but the training at Wealthy Affiliate is literally for anyone.


 What is Wealthy Affiliate about? The Verdict!

Hopefully, I have achieved what I set out to do and give you an in-depth review of this training platform without going into too much detail.

I’m sure you’ll agree that affiliate marketing would be a great business to get involved with and that the possibilities are endless.

Remember what I said about over 5 billion searches a day on Google alone?

You only need a fraction of that crowd of people to make a very lucrative online business. Eventually, a passive business that will generate income for you 24/7/365.

Do you really get all this for this ridiculous small monthly amount?

State of art training platform, that is continually been updated and improved.

Education is simple and it works, with video, text and tasks to complete. For newbies and advanced marketers alike.

52 live weekly training classes a year

A vast catalogue of training created by experienced entrepreneurs you will find all over the community.

The support you get goes beyond anything I have come across.

Create beautiful, professional looking websites in seconds, using Wealthy Affiliate’s own management platform SiteRubix, full of techie stuff to take your business to the next level.

Host all your websites on wealthy affiliate

Manage all your domains in one place

A fully secure 1-Stop-Shop for all your business and the only requirement to step outside is to do your research.

Just think – We all do research whenever we are on the Internet. We all write content, that’s what you are doing on social media and we all write emails. OK?

Those are the elements that are required to start an online business so what are you waiting for?

Why not take it for a test drive and see what you think. Remember I will be there for you every step of the way.

You can start your free membership here!

Hope to see you on the inside!


Comments

Had a bad experience and just had enough with all the bad information?

Tired of spending 100’s and in many cases 1000’s and getting nowhere?

Feeling frustrated and just can’t believe anything you are been told anymore? Is your confidence shot?

Leave a comment below regarding anything and I’ll be happy to get back to you. I always reply and look forward to connecting with you.

All the best

Mick

 

What’s the Best Keyword Research Tool for SEO that you can find in the Online Market Today? Is it Jaaxy?

Check out a tool that highlights and simplifies the most popular searches that your target audience are making, and take your TRAFFIC to greater heights. Welcome to what’s the best keyword research tool for SEO and when it comes to functionality, simplicity, speed, accuracy and cost, Jaaxy is streaks ahead of the rest. Don’t take my word for it, see for yourself!

What's the best keyword research tool for seo
Jaaxy login

When building a website, keyword research is essential when seeking out what people are searching for in search engines like Google, Bing etc.

With around 6 billion “keyword” searches keyed into Google alone on a daily basis, how are you going to find out which “keywords” to use and which ones to not use if you don’t have the right tool for the job? You simply can’t!

It doesn’t matter how acquainted you are with your niche, a keyword research tool will help to find those great keywords, not to mention the thousands of new keyword phrases that are being keyed into search engines on a day to day basis, that are related to your niche.

Understanding what’s the best keyword research tool for SEO is imperative when searching out exact keyword phrases that your audience are using and for driving tons of traffic to your site.

In this Jaaxy keyword research tool review, I would like to show you why I think that Jaaxy is the best tool for the job, and will go into great detail, covering all the key features that make Jaaxy stand out above the rest.


What is the Jaaxy Keyword Research Tool, its features and using the Keyword Research Tool Bar

Jaaxy Keywords

Jaaxy is brought to you by the same guys responsible and who co-founded Wealthy Affiliate, Kyle and Carson. With the success of their flagship business and training platform then it only makes sense that a keyword research tool like Jaxxy would be so good.

Jaaxy is a Keyword Research Tool that was designed and developed with total simplicity in mind. Anybody can master this tool in a very short time as it is not overcrowded with features that you don’t require, not like many Research Tools on the Internet today.

Jaaxy will transform how you build your business, finding high traffic low competition keywords in seconds by using the data repository within Google and deciphering it in a way that everybody can understand.

People who rely on Search EngineSearch engine optimisation Optimization to drive traffic to their sites will find Jaaxy to be their best friend, and whilst it could take hours with other like-minded research tools to find a single keyword, Jaaxy finds it in seconds with many similar like keywords, along with an abundance of fresh ideas to help take your research further.

Jaaxy is very easy to set up. No software downloads like many others, oh and I nearly forgot to mention, there are no Upsells either!

Jaaxy comes with 4 membership levels and at a massively reduced price of which there are only 2 that you would need to pay for, but I’ll explain all that a little later on, and the Jaaxy membership would come with 3 bonuses too, so you won’t want to miss that.

Google alone has some great functions to improve your keyword research and one of those is Google Instant which if you hadn’t noticed tries to predict keyword phrases when you type into the search engine, based on what millions of users are keying into the search engines.Google Instant

Jaaxy takes all of the millions of search phrases that people are keying into Google, Bing, and Yahoo and imports them into the Jaaxy database and uses sophisticated algorithms to bring all this data to you in a number of different formats that highlight many things about your target audience.


What makes Jaaxy stand out above the rest? Let’s take a look at all the features in Jaaxy!

Jaaxy Tool Bar

Keywords Tab The first thing you will see when you enter the Jaaxy application is the keywords tab, which of course is the main function of the app.

Just enter your keyword and hit the “Find Keywords” tab and almost immediately you will have a number of keywords that best match your search criteria giving you a load of other keyword ideas for you to choose from.

In the image below you can see the keyword query results with several columns which identify the strength of the keyword and whether its a keyword that we could use or not.

As you can see I have entered the keyword “what’s the best keyword research tool”, and below the image, we will discuss each column in detail to give you a better idea of how this can work for you.

Jaaxy Search Results

Keyword:

Here we have a list of keywords with our keyword that we keyed in at the top with a whole bunch of other different variations that we could research further and possibly use.

You can sort by the column which helps tremendously especially with the 2 traffic fields and QSR because right at the bottom out of sight could be lurking a much better keyword with bags of traffic.

To the right of each column, youJaaxy Column Description can see a question mark (?). Just hover your mouse pointer over here to give you a description.

Always get into a habit of sorting the columns, first to see what other great keywords there might be and of course, don’t forget that you can save them in a list to use at a later date.

Avg: 

This is the average number of searches per month that the keyword in the list is keyed into the Google search engine.

When determining whether the keyword we are researching is a good one or not you need to take this figure into consideration, and the bigger the number the better.

Look for over 100.

Traffic: 

This is the amount of traffic that could be available to you if you managed to get your post on the 1st page of Google.

Look for over 50

QSR: (“Quoted search results”)

Probably the most important field which tells us how many website pages are competing for the same exact keyword phrase on Google. In other words, the number of web pages that have that exact keyword phrase included in the content.

Jaaxy uses a state-of-the-art algorithm to determine the precise keyword competition within search engines to give you a reliable figure.

The lower this number is the better and we are looking for a figure below 100. The lower the number the easier it will be to rank for in the search engines.

But, remember that QSR can not work on its own, there still as to be a certain amount of traffic coming through to determine whether the keyword is one that we can use.


Remember this Rule when Selecting a Keyword!

AVG(average number of monthly searches)  “Greater than” 100  and                TRAFFIC(Available if you reach page 1 of Google)  “Greater than” 50 and QSR(Number of competing websites)  “Less than” 100

Find a keyword that comes into the above equation and we have a potential keyword that we could use!


Finding “QSR” in Google is a little long-windedYou need to include the keyword in double quotes (”  “) enter and then scroll down to the last page of the search results.

Keyword Competition

Now, this is probably not a good example because there is very little in the way of competition for this keyword, but if you had to try and do this manually then the keyword could have 100’s of pages to scroll down to. With Jaaxy we know this figure instantly!

KGI: (Keyword Quality Indicator)

This feature gives us an indication of how good the keyword is.

This figure is based on Avg, Traffic, QSR with some other factors and the colour coding is only in the Enterprise Membership.

On the Pro and Lite membership, you get the text representation.

Green  is Great

Yellow is Normal

Red      is Poor

SEO:

This statistical figure 0 – 100 with 100 being great, is based on traffic and competition (QSR) and a few other factors and indicates whether your keyword is good for SEO or not. In other words, how easier it will be to rank for in Google.

Domains:

When researching what people are keying into Google and in the early stage of deciding on the type of niche to base your website around, then this feature at a glance shows you whether a domain exists for the keyword that you might want to use within the website name.

The most popular domain extensions being – .com, .org, and .net

Just think if you could use your main “Niche” keyword within your website domain name, this would help your website to show up in Google searches more, giving you a further boost in ranking.

Save the Keyword to a List:

Every day we come across new keywords and keyword ideas and without writing them down they normally get lost, but not anymore because Jaaxy allows you to save them all in lists and stores them away for you.

Save Keyword to Jaaxy keyword list

Before Jaaxy, I lost count of the number of times that I would come across potential keywords only to either forget about them or write them down somewhere only to lose the list.

Now if I have an inkling that it could be a potential keyword I save it straight to a list and let Jaaxy look after it for me. Definitely a great habit to get into!


Site Rank Tab –Trying to find out whether Google has ranked your recently published blog post used to be a difficult task, but that is all a thing of the past.

Jaaxy Site RankJust type in your “keyword” for your article along with your “website” and hit the enter button and wait to see if your post is ranking high on Google.

Jaaxy Site Rank

You can also set this function up automatically in the “Tracked Rankings” feature and let the Jaaxy keyword tool keep you informed.

Just think about it, when you actually publish that great bit of content with that amazing keyword that you managed to find, it still takes time for Google to get its act together, not only to index your post but move it on up the rankings.

Just add the details here and forget about it because Jaaxy won’t!


Alphabet Soup:

Alphabet soup is similar to the “Google instant“, but Jaaxy goes one step further and automates the whole process by retrieving keyword ideas across the full alphabet range “A-Z” as you see in the image below.

From here we can research the new keywords further by hitting the “Search on this” tab, or “Add” to the Brainstorm function to research at a later date.

Jaaxy Alphabet Soup


Saved Lists

Jaaxy stores all your keywords locally in the keyword repository, where you are able to go back as and when to research them further or export them to your local hard-drive for further safe keeping.

Jaaxy Saved Keyword Lists


History:

Here at a glance, you have all your own activity across the Jaaxy Keyword tool, all stored with the corresponding search types along with a timestamp.

Can’t remember what you were researching a few days earlier, then just jump into the search history feature and see if Jaaxy can jog your memory.

None of us as the capacity to remember everything we have done regarding keyword research, but Jaaxy can, instantly.

Jaaxy Search History


Search Analysis:

Keep tabs on your competition with a little secret snooping, which didn’t do anybody any harm, did it?

It’s always great to know who your competition is and what they are doing differently to you. This is how we improve and better our skills, by seeing how other more experienced marketers are doing things.

Here you can check out your competition for a specific keyword across the three main search engines, Google, Bing, and Yahoo, and displays the top 10 websites that are ranking for the keyword phrase entered.

Jaaxy Search Analysis

Go one step further and check out some important details to help you compete and better your current ranking.

Jaaxy Search Analysis Details

Google nowadays loves original, unique content and one way of competing and in some cases bettering your ranking over your competitor is by increasing the word count.

Obviously looking at the above example then you would struggle to rank higher due to the site been well established and with a ton of backlinks, but looking at newer sites with not as much authority and with 1000-2000 word articles, then ranking higher with more content is very possible.


Affiliate Programs:

Looking for products to promote on your website, then just type your “Niche” into this feature and immediately in plain site are a number of products related.

As you can see in the below image we have searched for products related to “photography” and displayed right in front of you are some products that you could use on your site.

Even some products which are highlighted as high as 75% in commissions.

Jaaxy Affiliate Programs to use

Currently, there are 4 affiliate networks you can access through this Jaaxy feature, such as Clickbank, Commission Junction, Link Share, and Digital River and I understand there will be more added in the near future.

Of course, you could search out other affiliate programs yourself in Google by entering – Photography + affiliate programs if you wish, but all the same, I think its a great addition to Jaaxy.


Brainstorm: 

Ever wanted to know whats currently trending?

Here you can, at a glance current trending topics across several platforms such as Google trends, Alexa, Amazon best sellers, and Twitter Trends.

Let Jaaxy give you more ideas for your research
  

Just click and add them to your brainstorm queue for further research.

Obviously, some trends come and go whilst others may be around for a while (possibly evergreen).

You could take advantage of certain trends and write your content around them which would enable your post to get skyrocketed within the search engines for which you could certainly reap and benefit from.


Help and the Jaaxy Bonuses to get you started!

As part of the membership, you get 3 bonuses to help get you started along with several training videos, but to be honest all it should take to master the Jaaxy Keyword Tool is a couple of hours tops.

Jaaxy Bonuses

As for help and support, if at all you ever need it, all I can say is that you won’t be waiting around for 24/48 hours. As soon as a support ticket is submitted you can expect a response within a couple of hours.

Considering that there are thousands of members I think that’s pretty good and you won’t find any issues here.


A Breakdown of the Jaaxy Pricing and what you get?

I think we have pretty much covered all the functionality within the Jaaxy Keyword Tool, and now all there is to do is explain the 4 membership options which are currently available.

Jaaxy Starter 

A great way to see if Jaaxy would be the right keyword research tool for you would be to take it for a free spin.

It comes with 30 keyword searches, with 20 keywords in the results query, 2 saved keyword lists, 30 SiteRank Scans, 5 letter alphabet soup results, and Manual QSR.

This should be more than enough to show what Jaaxy is capable of doing for you.

You can check it out for free if you scroll to the bottom of this review or you could click here!

Jaaxy Lite

Jaaxy Lite, in my opinion, is the best cost effective membership option, which comes FREE and fully integrated into a training platform that teaches you how to maximize your success with it!

I am a member of this training platform and since joining have had nothing but positive results and in my opinion probably the best training that you will find for building a successful business online.

A one shop stop, where everything you would ever need to become an online success and remember I’d be there to guide you through the whole process.

As a member of this training platform, this entitles you to some really big savings, beyond what it would cost if you joined directly through the Jaaxy website. This is currently around 50%.

Jaaxy Pro  

Jaaxy Pro is the most popular membership which costs $49/month going directly through the Jaaxy website, or only $19/month as a member of Wealthy Affiliate.

That’s a saving of $360 over the year!

Jaaxy Enterprise

Jaaxy Enterprise gives you everything and costs $99/month going directly through the Jaaxy website, or $49/month as a member of Wealthy Affiliate.

That’s a saving of $588 over the year!

jaaxy membership costs

Prior to December 2017, you had to pay for,  either Jaaxy Pro or Jaaxy Enterprise when becoming a Wealthy Affiliate member, but since then Jaaxy Lite has been included and comes FREE as part of the premium membership saving you hundreds of dollars.


Why not give Jaaxy a try?

Try Jaaxy for FREE and see what you think?


What’s the Best Keyword Research Tool for SEO – Final thoughts!

Jaaxy was designed with the newbie in mind and coming from a software development background I can see that a lot of care has gone into this app to simplify and only give you what you would need, and isn’t crowded with complex functions like you see with many other keyword tools, which incidentally can be a lot more expensive.

As far as I am concerned Jaaxy is the best SEO Keyword Research Tool that money can buy and I hope in this review that I have been able to show you this.

I have managed to cover pretty much everything there is to know about Jaaxy, and hope that I have explained things clear enough in-order for you to make a decision one way or the other, but if I haven’t or you want some clarification then please let me know.

If building an online business is something that you would be interested in then you can kill 2 birds with 1 stone and check out this amazing training platform that I am apart of along with Jaaxy all for FREE.

Don’t worry I will be right by your side and give you 1 on 1 support.


Comments

Did I manage to cover everything you needed to know about Jaaxy? If you enjoyed the review then why not share this amongst your friends?

As far as keyword research analysis tools go, do you think Jaaxy is up there amongst the best?

In your opinion, what’s the best keyword research tool for SEO?

Feel free to share anything at all and I will surely get back to you.

All the best, until next time

Mick