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Why me

Why does this happen to me

Our brains are capable of finding answers for any questions we ask. All the inventions and all the discoveries of this world are the brain's answer to our questions. Let us see if we can get an answer for "why does this happen to me", a question which almost everyone of us have asked ourselves at some point of life.

Our brains are like Google search engine

Most of the times, the search engine provides perfect answers to our questions right after we click on search and other times, we need to keep looking at different pages or try asking a different question to find the right answers. Sometime we don't get answers at all, all we will be provided is with it irrelevant answers.

Our brains are like Google search engine. Ask a question and your brain will try to answer with all its capabilities. Keep asking a different question till you get the right answer, just like how you do with a search engine. Just like google, it will sometimes give irrelevant answers - but the blame is on us.

Who is to be blamed

Because our brain is like Google search engine, its job is just to answer questions. It will not see if it is a right question or a wrong question. Its job is just to find answers to the question.

If you ask questions like "Why does this happen to me", you brain will try to answer by referring to all the bad experiences you might have had in life. But is that the answer you are looking for? 

Even worse, for the questions like "Why do people hurt me", "Why do people leave me", "Why no one loves me" brain will come up with crazy answers, but guess what, it will only leave you more hurt.

How do i get answers that help

Answer is simple, by asking right questions. We are trained to ask wrong questions, often times than not, these sort of 'why' questions will go on and endless loop and the answers will only lead us to a lonely path.

Start asking right questions, instead of asking "Why do people hurt me" ask the question "How do i make sure not to feel hurt when people say this or that". Instead of asking "Why does this happen to me" ask "How do i make sure this doesn't happen to me". 

Instead of asking, "Why am i becoming fat" ask questions like "How do i become thin and still enjoy the process"

Train your brain to ask right questions. It is easy to ask negative questions and get deadly answers. But in order to succeed in life and be happy, ask right questions, ask questions which will improve your situation. Never again ask a question to get answers to your bad situation, ask questions to improve the situation.

If an answer doesn't work, keep search your brain's search engine with different questions and you will get the right answer, which could change your life forever.

So, are you still looking for the answer? and what is your question now?

Summary

  • Brain is like google search engine, it will always have an answer, doesn't matter if it is right or wrong.
  • Asking lousy questions will lead to lousy answers from your brain.
  • Asking empowering questions will lead to empowering answers from your brain.
  • Train yourself to ask right questions. Never ask a lousy question again, turn it to an empowering question which will improve your situation.
power of why

Key to achieve goals

Setting goals is just half the battle won, achieving the goal is the important part of the process. Most people set goals at least once a year in the name of New year resolution, but many fail to succeed. We demystify the reasons causing the failure in achieving the goals and things you can do to overcome it.

If you need support in setting goals, read this article.

Avoid the trap of familiarity

You might have set goals many times in your life and read many articles about goal setting. Do not let this demotivate you. Do not fall for the trap of familiarity. Even if you had done it thousand times, the next time you set your goals will be different. Mastering simple things again and again is the key to huge success. What do you thing sportsmen do? they practice their basics over and over again.

If you have decided to read further, continue with an open mind. A cup already full cannot be filled with more. 

Importance of your "Why's"

When you set goals, what you are actually doing is, creating your future in advance. Everyone can set goals, but in order to succeed, you will also have to write a plan to achieve those goals.

When setting your goals, you should be able to answer yourself, WHY you need to achieve this goal, you should know the purpose of the goal you are setting. Purpose is important than outcome. Without knowing why you are doing it, you wont be able to achieve your goals. Reasons come first, answer comes later. Every success has an answer for "WHY".

So, sit back, relax and write down why you want to achieve this goal, don't just write, feel it, live the moment and feel how it would be when you achieve your goal.

When you set goals with a strong "WHY", you are acknowledging that you do not want to be in your current situation. This will create a sense of dissatisfaction which is the key to real power.

Getting your "Why's"

Once you are ready with your goal, ask yourself why do you need this. This is to create a pressure on yourself to achieve your goals, pressure is how diamonds are created.

While you think of "Why's" link it to all aspects of your life, why is it important for your health, wealth, personal life etc. Create strong enough "Why's". Another method is that you focus on the pain of not achieving your goals and in the pleasure of achieving your goals, don't just think, feel the emotional state of achieving your goals.

Re-evaluate and change your goals if you need to. But, review your important goals daily and less important/long term goals monthly/weekly. 

Action item

  • Pick 2 areas of life you are currently dissatisfied about.
  • Write goals to overcome those 2 areas of life.
  • Feel the pain of not achieving it and feel the pleasure of achieving it.
  • Create strong enough "Why's" behind your goals, remember, purpose is important than outcome.
  • Review, re-evaluate your goals monthly/weekly/daily depending on its importance to you.
pain and pleasure

Using pain and pleasure for motivation

All your decisions in life are influenced by Pain and Pleasure. Either you do something to avoid the pain or you do something to achieve the pleasure. In fact, pain is a great motivator and most people don't succeed in life till they have so much pain.

What makes you take action?

If you are a lady reading this, answer me : Do you have your makeup on? why do you apply make up each day? is it because you enjoy the processes of applying make up every morning? Not always, isn't it?

You probably will have to answers to this question:

1. Makes you feel more attractive - why are taking this action, to gain PLEASURE. Or you say "people think i am more attractive" again, to gain pleasure.

2. You hate it, but still do it because someone might say "what happen to your face" or "why do you look like a zombie" - you take this action, to avoid PAIN.

some might do it for a combination of both the reasons but the point is you do it either to gain pleasure or to avoid the pain.

Why do we procrastinate?

Our mind does all it can to avoid having the pain. If you associate something to pain, your mind will bring out all the ways to avoid that pain.

Let us say that you want to reduce weight:

If you feel that you cannot eat tasty foods, you cannot eat anytime you want, you cannot eat sweets.... what you are subconsciously doing is, associating these pains with the process of reducing weight.

As i said, our brain will do whatever it takes to avoid pain, so no matter how much efforts you put in, you cannot lose weight with the above mindset.

Rather what you should do is, associate the process of reducing weight to pleasure. Think of how good it will feel if you are looking slim, how good it will feel to have energy all the time, how good it will feel to eat healthy always.. without a doubt this approach will ease the process.

You might argue that being fat is painful, why doesn't the mind do something to avoid it. The answer is, while you eat chocolate or your favorite food, the please of eating it take precedence over the pain of being fat.

In short, we procrastinate because we associate things to pain.

How to use pain and pleasure the right way?

You have an important thing to do which will bring you pleasure in your life, but you still procrastinate (delay it for some other day), why? Why would someone do this. You do this to avoid the immediate pain involved in acting on your goals. You avoid the pain the of dedicating time to the task in hand. 

You will have to link pain and pleasure to get your tasks done. Link not taking action with more pain than procrastinating. Eg. think of not controlling your food habit as more painful because your action might lead to irreversible changes.

If you are doing an important task, think what will be the pain of not doing the task. control your focus.

A small task to you if you are really interested in changing your life:

List down 2 actions which you need to take to improve your life.

For each action, list at least 4 reason to each questions below:

  • What pain kept you away from doing this
  • What pleasure did you gain by not doing this
  • What will be the pain if you continue to not act on this
  • What will be the pleasure if you act on this

Example

Action i need to take: Exercise to reduce weight

What pain kept you away from doing this : Can't eat tasty food, need to go gym, dedicate time for exercise, fear of failure.

What pleasure did you gain by not doing this : Able to eat tasty/junk foods, got more time to relax, loved being lazy, did not worry about schedule.

What will be the pain if you continue to not act on this : I might become overweight, look ugly, no energy to play with kids, feeling low always, scary old age.

What will be the pleasure if you act on this : Look slim and handsome, feel confident, eat healthy, feel energetic etc.

Now do this for every action you would like to take in the life. Associate pain and pleasure intelligently. Associate more pain to 'not doing a thing' than doing it.

Feel free to ask questions in the comments section, i will be happy to help you!

Summary

  • You do a thing do gain pleasure or to avoid pain.
  • Your brain will do everything it can to avoid the pain.
  • We procrastinate because we associate things to pain
  • Associate more pain with not doing the action required.
  • List 2 actions and think of at least 4 answers for each of the 4 questions
Ice-Feng-fu

Feng Fu Point – Does it work?

If you know about Feng Fu Point and are just looking for a quick answer whether it works or not, here is the answer for you : Feng Fu Point really works. So open your freezer and get ready with the ice.

If i say that you can cure the following by doing a simple thing at home for 20 minutes, twice a day, without spending a dime, will you do it? 

  • Improve the quality of your sleep.
  • Get rid of headache, tooth ache and joint pains.
  • Relief from stress and depression.
  • Get rid of Migraine.
  • Cure Menstrual disorders.
  • Improve your digestive and cardio vascular system.
  • Cure impotence, infertility and STD (sexually transmitted diseases)
  • Get relief from neurological disorders.
  • Cure the symptoms of hypertension and hypo-tension.
  • and many others

If yes, please read and follow the guidelines mentioned towards the end of this article.

What is Feng Fu Point?

TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) practitioners use various mind and body practices, such as Acupuncture and Tai Chi to treat or to prevent health problems.

According to acupuncture, there are around 400 points in the human body and around twenty meridians connecting to those points. One of the point is Feng Fu, that is located at the base of the skull and at the top of the spine

Translation of Feng Fu in English is to ‘Wind Mansion’ and according to acupuncture theory, a ‘pathogenic wind’ is responsible for certain symptoms. 

Feng Fu is a crucial communication point between the brain and the rest of the body.

Placing an ice cube on Feng Fu point on the back of your neck for twenty minutes will instantly make you feel good and doing it at least twice a day promotes good health and well being.

Where is the Feng Fu Point?

Feng Fu point is located at the base of the skull and at the top of the spine. The Feng Fu point number is GV 16 (GV stands for Governor Vessel). Refer the images below to identify this point.  (Arrow and the blue point)

feng fu point side
feng fu point

Another easy way to find the Feng Fu point is to tilt your head back and find the location between your skull and the neck, in the middle you will find the depth of the Feng Fu point.

Instructions for Feng Fu with ice cube

Power of Feng Fu in 3 incredible simple steps:

  1. Lie flat on your stomach comfortably (you will feel awkward, so get comfortable before you start).
  2. Place an ice cube directly on the Feng Fu point.
  3. Leave the ice cube on the Feng Fu point for 20 minutes.

TIP: Place ice cube in an easy lock plastic pouch, this will help again the ice cold water dripping.

Initially you will feel very uncomfortable due to strong cold sensation passing through your body, but after few seconds you will feel the heat go straight to the Feng Fu point.

So, Feng Fu Point – Does it work? yes, it does. Try and enjoy the incredible benefits of Feng Fu and share with others.

Summary

  • Promotes general health and well being.
  • Locate the Feng Fu point by tilting your head back and find the location between your skull and the neck, in the middle you will find the depth of the Feng Fu point.
  • Lie down on stomach and place ice cube on the Feng Fu point for 20 minutes
  • Twice a day will make you feel awesome.
Deep Sleep

How to get more deep sleep

Deep sleep supports in short term, long term and overall learning. Addition to this it helps with other critical aspects of our health. So, how to get more deep sleep?

What is deep sleep?

You might have heard that an average adult needs 8 - 9 hours of sleep each day. But, you may or may not feel energetic even after sleeping for the recommended hours. If you wake up feeling tired or groggy, it is a sign that you did not have enough deep sleep. In other words, deep sleep is the quality of sleep you have. More the deep sleep, better the quality of your sleep.

Deep sleep is the stage of sleep when your muscles relax, your breathing slows and your brain waves are at their lowest frequency (delta wave sleep), it is the last phase of Non REM (REM - Rapid Eye Movement) sleep. 

Why is it important to have more deep sleep?

Because, it is the most restorative part of your night. During this time, energy levels of your body recharge, body tissue is repaired, muscles receive more blood supply, and the pituitary gland releases human growth hormone. Also, Glucose metabolism in the brain increases during deep sleep, supporting short-term and long-term memory and overall learning. 

Without enough deep sleep, your brain cannot convert the information processed in to memory and might result in condition like Alzheimer disease, heart disease etc.

Basically, it is essential to have deep sleep to maintain, repair, and revive/refresh your body and brain. 

How much deep sleep should you get?

Required amount of sleep varies with age and so does the deep sleep, spending at least 20% to 25% of the night in deep sleep is good enough.  When you are in deep sleep, you barely move and it will be difficult to wake you up. If you get more deep sleep, you'll toss and turn less and likely feel satisfied with your sleep in the morning. 

The best way to get more deep sleep is to sleep better and more soundly.

How to get more deep sleep?

  1. Create a bed time schedule : Go to bed everyday at the same time and try to wake up everyday at the same time. Sounds difficult, but this is the most efficient way to get more deep sleep. 
  2. Create a bed time ritual : Perform exact same activities before your bedtime to send a message to your brain that you are getting ready for sleep. My personal recommendation is that you keep a "Gratitude Journal". Every night before you go to bed, write down the things you are grateful for, in the journal, be thankful of all the resources and luxuries you currently have. 
  3. Feng Fu : Do Feng Fu atleast twice a day. To know more about Feng Fu read this article.
  4. Don't struggle to sleep, move around : If you are not able to sleep, get out of the bed, don't toss around to try and force yourself to sleep. Rather do some light activities so that you can get tired and feel sleepy. Read books if you may wish or go for a light walk.
  5. Eliminate distractions : DON'T USE MOBILE PHONE in your bedroom, period. I don't even have to mention the reasons, you know why you should not.
  6. Power Nap : If you sleep for 7 hour or less during the night, consider having a power nap in the afternoon.
  7. Avoid drinking calories : Stick to water alone. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, sugar drinks etc.
  8. Early Dinner : Have dinner at least 2 hours prior to your bed time. Eating just before sleeping is not a good idea.
  9. Blue light filter and avoid bright lights : Avoid bright lights in the evening and most of the modern smart phones comes with blue light filter / night filter by default or you can download one. You can also use blue light filter on your computers if you tend to use it for a longer time in the evening (try the one from https://justgetflux.com)
  10. Get Comfy : Get a comfy pillow and mattress. Evaluate your room temperature, too hot or too cold will disturb your sleep

Summary

  • Quality more than Quantity.
  • Helps in recovering and rejuvenating your body.
  • Target 20% to 30% of deep sleep every night.
  • Follow the 9 items listed to get more deep sleep.
Goals

Goal setting for 2019

Goal Setting for 2019? well, this guide will help you set goals the right way so that you can set goals for 2019 and beyond, in fact, you can use this guide to set goals for almost every aspect of you life.

(You might also be interested in : Key to achieve goals)

Why should you set goals

Everyone in this world wants to be successful. But, being successful means different things to different people. My goal is to help you set a goal and without that clear goal in my mind, i wont be reaching a conclusion to this article. If i achieve it, i am successful. The point i am trying to make is setting a goal you will never know if you are successful.

Take example of an aircraft. The goal of the aircraft it to reach its destination. Without a goal, the pilot and the passenger wont reach anywhere. The main goal of the pilot is to make sure that the aircraft is guided and operated correctly to reach its goal. The pilot keeps track of things to see if it is flying the right direction, if not, he sets it right.

Similarly, you need to have goals in our life and keep a check on our progress just like the pilot. You might not always succeed, guess what, quitting is not an option, you keep trying different things till you succeed in achieving your goals.

How to set a goals and achieve it

Be Specific

You should know the outcome of whatever you are doing before starting it. It will help you tremendously. You are going to meet your friend, what is the expected outcome of it? You want to have fun or to make him feel special or you just want to hangout and relax. Guess what, set an outcome before meeting your friend and focus on the outcome, you will end up having a very good time.

When you set a goal, you should be very specific about the expected outcome. Let us say that you want to make more money. Your goal should not be "i want to make so much money" or " i want to make enough money to enjoy life". Rather, your goal should say " i would like to make $1,000,000". 

But that's not it, it is just half job done. You will now have to set a target date to achieve your goal. This will create a sense of emergency and you will act on it automatically. So, two parts to the goals: Being specific and setting a target.

TIP: If your goal is too big, break it down into pieces. Example, if you want to become a graphics designer, your goal should be broken down to learning individual software with its own target get, eg. Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator etc.. Then under Adobe Photoshop, you will need to have certain goals, eg. mastering pen tool, master layers etc.

Burning desire

You have set a goal, but we all have set goals before and failed miserably at achieving it, there is no shying away from this fact. The top most reason people fail is, either they don't have goals or they don't act on their goals.

Having a burning desire to achieve your goal is the key part towards your success. You should be thinking of your goal throughout the day, obsessed with its thoughts. By doing so, your subconscious mind will start giving you ideas, suggestion and the energy to work towards achieving your goal. As soon you get some ideas, act on it. TAKE ACTION immediately. Without actions, goals don't mean anything. 

It will be like, watching fitness videos and not exercising. You wont get results without acting upon the ideas.

Don't fear, face it

Success comes to those who are success conscious and failure comes to those who are failure conscious. Agree or not, people fail due to focusing on the possibilities to fail. Condition your mind to think of the possibilities to succeed. It is not easy and it is a continuous process. Guard your thoughts and do not allow negativity to enter your mind.

You will not always succeed. Guess what, you need to try another approach, if you fail, try another approach and you should continue trying different approach till you succeed. All the successful people have failed miserably before being successful, the failures they faced were essential part of their success.

Don't fear failure, face it.

Acting upon an idea, you will have 2 possible outcomes, either you succeed or you fail. But if you don't act you will definitely FAIL. 

Now, before moving on to something else, take a notebook and write what is your goal and set a target date. Kindle the fire in you, have the burning desire to achieve your goal and when faced with failure, don't fear it, face it.

Summary

  • Without goal, you are lost. Example of Pilot, aircraft and passengers.
  • Being specific: What do you need and by when do you intend to achieve it.
  • Think of your goal all the time and when you get an idea, act immediately.
  • Failure brings seeds of success, don't fear it, face it.
extra money on the side part 3

How to make extra money on the side – Part 3

We will assume that you have read Part 1 and Part 2 of this series. If you have, do so now.

Okay, before we proceed, let us tell you that we recommend this option for anyone who is willing to have a passive income created which can earn money on the side even when you are asleep. It is definitely not a quick method but for sure is an effective method to make the extra money on the side.

3) Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing

If you ever wondered how people make money by making youtube videos and writing blogs, you are in the right place my friend. You will know they make money so easily.

Most of the people think that they make money with Ads, it true but thats not where most of the money comes from. The secret is "Affiliate Marketing". 

What is Affiliate marketing? How is it a reason for earning such money?

Affiliate marketing is the process of earning commissions by promoting products owned by other people/company. You find a product you like, promote it to others and earn a piece of the profit for each sale that you make.

Believe me, it is not a get rich scheme, where you earn thousands of dollars in a week by enrolling to a program. It involves hard work and skills to succeed.

Well, now you know that Affiliate marketing is the process of earning commission by referring the products to other (yes, you get commission only if they buy), here are the Important questions to ask:

Which product will you recommend?

Selection of niche among hundreds / thousands of niches available in the market. How will you select?

To whom will you recommend the product?

Who are the audience, how will you know if they are interested in buying the product?

How will you reach the audience?

How will you recommend the product to them, do you have a website, where you will promote the products? Do you have mailing list where you can send your recommendation? How do you track the purchases? Do you have a youtube channel to promote the products?

Assuming you will create a new website/youtube channel.

How will you rank top in the google search / youtube search? Do you know SEO tricks?

There are many more challenges, I am not here to scare you away from Affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is a sure way to earn easy money compared to other online options. But my point is that you lack the guidance to succeed.

If you are not satisfied with 1st two methods and if you are really keen in earning money like those youtubers, you gotta spend some more time reading the article in this website to learn more about Affiliate marketing

Yes, it is annoying for sure, but trust me, this will be life changing for you. Read our Step by Step guide to earn money using affiliate marketing.

Summary

learn affiliate marketing for free

How to learn Affiliate marketing online for Free

How to Learn Affiliate marketing online for free is a commendable question to ask, because there are many people who claim to teach you this, but not for free. You have come to the right place, after completing this article you will have a complete understanding on the things you need to learn affiliate marketing online for free with tools you need to succeed.

HOW TO LEARN AFFILIATE MARKETING STEP BY STEP

1) LEARN TO CHOOSE YOUR NICHE

What is a niche?

A niche is a diverse segment of a market, in other words an “Audience”. While choosing a niche, you should choose something that interests you or something you would like to learn about. You don’t have to be an expert at this point in time, you will become an expert as you go on.

Probably this is the phase where you will have to spend much of your time, because

You will be writing content about your niche.
You will be communicating within your niche.
You will be Choosing products to promote within you niche.
You are going to help people within you niche.

2) LEARN TO FIND THE AFFILIATE PROGRAM RELATED TO YOU NICHE

You have selected a niche, now you need learn how to find out affiliate programs related to you niche. Let us take an example of Lucid Dreaming as a niche. Lucid Dreaming is a hot topic currently and it is fun because you get to create your own dreams and experience it.

lucid dreaming

You may use clickbank.com to explore the available affiliate programs. Typically, you will select a program based on the commission you are offered. Clicking on promote option will get you a link, this is the link you will used to sell / refer the products, when someone purchases it from the link you shared you get the commission.

3) LEARN TO CREATE WEBSITE

Sounds hard, but trust me you can create a website for free and within 30 seconds. Yes, creating content will take time. But first step is to create an appealing website. Consider it as a shop where you will be selling products.

Remember, a shop with no products, a shop full of products but no customer is same. Similarly, a website without content and a website with full of content but no visitors is also of waste.

4) LEARN TO WRITE KEYWORD RICH CONTENT

You have a website and have content but there are no visitors, you search in google about your content, in our example it is about Lucid Dreaming, you are not listed in google results. SEO is the key.

The key to getting your website listed in google search is to write content rich of keywords. If you are using WordPress to create your website, you can use plugins like YOAST SEO plugins.

Now choosing right keyword for you content is also challenging task, but there are tools you can use. Use Google search autofill suggestions to form your keyword or use tools like Jaaxy to find out which keyword can help you rank top in google search. Jaaxy is the industry's only keyword and research platform that was developed by affiliate marketers FOR affiliate marketers.

Idea is to use low competition keywords and write the content in your website.

5) LEARN TO BUILD YOUR AUDIENCE

Now you have a shop with good products, how find the audience. Search for them in social media and promote your products and websites. You can use google ads to reach targeted audience if you are really impatient about reaching your audience.

DONT GIVEUP, AFFILIATE MARKETING IS NOT HARD

If you feel this information is overwhelming, you will be proved wrong. Definitely learning all these on your own will take some time. But you can!

You can learn basics of Affiliate marketing for free and start earning money while you are asleep.

If you are interested in learning affiliate marketing, I would like to offer my personal invitation to join the private community for FREE.

Click on >> this link << to accept MY PRIVATE invitation for YOU

All the very best for your success!

makie extra money on the side

How to make extra money on the side – Part 2

This is continuation of our part 1, if you haven't already read it, read it now. In this article we will explore how to make extra money on the side using the second method.

Link for related articles:

2) Offering your skills as service

You might or might not have heard the following quote.

“If you’re good at something, never do it for free.”

Every individual is blessed with some skill or other. Now your task is to find out what you are good at, once you have the answer, it is very easy to monetize your skills, thanks to internet. We have connection to billions of people and guess what there are many out there who are looking to outsource the job to skillful people like you. In short, it is called as Freelancing.  


What kind of skills are paid and why would anyone pay for such skills

 

Pretty much everything.

Are you good at managing and organizing your things? you can be a virtual assistant. 

Are you good are designing? well, buyers will pay you for creating logos, webdesigns, art and things like that. 

Are you good at writing? well, buyers will pay you for writing articles, letters, emails or any kind of text the customers wants to offload.

Are you good at Advising? Well, buyers will pay you for you advice and they can very well pay you.

For many, time is money, they would like to offload work like these to someone who can do it for some money.

1) Fiverr

It is one of the worlds largest market place for digital services. People who want to offload their task come looking for the relevant skill sets in fiverr.com, they choose the seller they like and get things done. So here is how it works.

Both, Seller and Buyer should have an account created in fiverr.com. Seller publishes his / her skillet or services offerings with the price starting from a minimum of $5 : hence the name Fiverr. You set the scope of work.

Buyer is provided with all the options and flexibility to choose from many sellers. Buyer selects your service and the work starts. 

Once you complete the work and handover to the buyer, fiverr takes their commission and will pay you 80% of total amount. If you charge $10 for the service, you will receive $8 at the end of the project. Yes, fiver takes 20% commission.

Earning potential is less because there is way too much competition, for you to be successful you will end up providing you services for a very cheaper wage till you get a good rating. But good for small services provided over and over again.

Summary

  • Minimum of $5 for each work.
  • 20% commission to Fiverr.
  • You set the Scope of work.
  • Earning potential is less, due to competition.
  • Good for small services provided over and over again.

2)Upwork

Upwork is similar to fiverr but it is not. These two are different due to the reason listed below.

It is similar because, you offer your services and client pay you for the service, you get paid through paypal etc, and yeah 20% commission to Upwork.

It is different because, Client sets the Scope of work and you have to bid for the work. So your earning potential increases significantly and if you are good at what you are doing, you might have a long time relationship and hence can make extra money on the side.

Summary

  • Client sets the Scope of work.
  • You will have to bid to win the order
  • 20% commission to Upwork
  • Earning potential is higher as you might even secure a long term project.

In either cases, you have opportunities to make some extra money on the side but the competition is so huge. We recommend the method listed in our next article, which is part 3 of this series. Read "How to make extra money on the side - Part 3"

How to make extra money on the side

You have got internet, you have got the desire to earn money but don't know - How to make extra money on the side. We share with you 3 simple and tested ways to make extra money using the internet.

Before we share with you the 3 methods we tested personally, you must know this, do not expect to get rich in day or week or even months. Do not expect to get rich without having put the efforts required. Do not expect to reap before you have sown the seeds.

Top 3 easiest and legit ways to make money online:

  1. Offering feedback.
  2. Offering your skills as a service.
  3. Affiliate Marketing (We recommend this)

Because we will be covering each item in depth, covering all 3 in one article would make this unreadable and perhaps would be a waste of time. Hence, 3 separate articles. You are currently reading Part 1 of "How to make extra money on the side". Read Part 2 and Part 3  by following the links below.

1) Offering feedback.

Yes, we meant what we just said. Companies will pay you for your time and valuable feedback. You don't need to have any kind of technical knowledge in most of the cases. You will be providing your feedback as a normal end user.

  • 1st approach doesn't need any technical skills, has a guaranteed payout of $10 for successfully following instructions.
  • 2nd approach might require technical knowledge for a good pay. So, it has a pay ranging from $9 to above $300, obviously depending on the software complexity.

Scenario

You start a new company. Now for you to reach people and people to reach you from around the globe, you create a website. People think in different ways, what looks good to us might not necessarily impress others. So, you decide to let few of the people use your website and ask for feedback. You work on the feedback and your website looks good.

Now, there is a limitation on how many people you might reach to get feedback and to organize the feedback is another tedious task.

So you go to a company called usertesting.com and ask them to send your website to your target audience. For instance, if you are selling games, your target users will be the users who spend certain time playing games everyday. This way, you don't get feedback from people who don't understand your product. So you get the valuable feedback and pay for them in return. Sounds good?

Back to our discussion

So yeah, in short it works, trust us. Big companies want to know the feedback on their website / software before going live. Guess what, you could be the one giving your feedback for the time you spend providing it and get paid for it.

1. Usertesting.com


As discussed earlier, this method doesn't require any technical knowledge and most of the time is just about testing website and sometime mobile applications. The testing process consist of the following.

Create a tester user account from https://www.usertesting.com/be-a-user-tester. You will be notified about available tests via email.

Step 1: Screening

This is where they check if you are a fit to provide the feedback. For instance, if you have no idea about gaming, they certainly won't give you a website which is all about gaming.

Step 2: Testing

If you have cleared the screening, you will be given a link from where you can do the test. You are required to install a tiny software on your computer, to record computer screen and Audio. So, yes, you need a microphone to record you feedback. They will provide you instructions on which area of website needs to be tested. So you are not lost in the wild figuring out what to do.

Step 3: Getting Paid

Yeah.. the fun part.. Getting paid. Now, if you have followed all the instructions, usertesting.com will pay you $10 through Paypal.

Summary

  • You don't need any technical knowledge. Mostly websites and sometimes mobile applications to be tested.
  • You get the tests only if you are eligible for it.
  • Requires you to records your computer screen and your voice. (if you are too shy, please check our second method.
  • Requires you to install a tiny software which will record screen.
  • Testing time would be around 15 to 30 minutes.
  • Usertesting.com will pay $10 through Paypal account.

2) utest.com

Utest.com has a similar approach to usertesting.com but the payout range varies from $9 to $300 and above depending on the project.

Create an account from https://www.utest.com/signup/personal

All the steps are similar to usertesting.com but what is different here is that you don't have to record your voice. You will have to take screenshot and show how to navigate and replicate the situation which involves your feedback.

Example: If you are testing website and your feedback is related to some issues- let us say that when you click on a link you are not getting redirected. 

First you will take a screenshot of the screen where you face the issue. Next you will provide details on how to reach that location. For instance " Home page, Second paragraph, 3rd line"

This is good for you if you are shy in recording your voice as in usertesting.com. Also if you are exceptional in providing the feedback, some of the projects will have bonus, extra money $$$$.

Summary

  • You don't need to record your voice.
  • You have to provide documentation with screenshot and navigation details.
  • Pay is good but might need some technical knowledge for few of the project but not for all.
  • There is no time limit. It depends on how many issues you find out. could be less, could be more.
  • Bonus available for exceptional work for some projects

Bonus for reading till the end, userfeel.com is another trusted source where you can earn by providing your feedback, very similar and easy as usertesting.com. You don't have pay anything to be a tester so these are worth trying. If you don't think this is something you can do, have a look at other options here.

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