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A Different Kind of Review [College Seniors and College Graduates]

I subscribe to Google Alerts for several things I like to keep up with. And one of them is Affiliate Marketing. Sitting here and looking at the first one titled ’25 Side Hustles and Ways to Make Money at Home’.

All kinds of things on it from becoming a voice-over artist, selling your hair, starting a blog/affiliate marketing, taking care of children, pets, seniors, etc. when out of the corner of my eye I see one about ‘Tutor online-College seniors or graduates earning money by helping others achieve their academic goals from home.’

Immediately I have the thought of reaching out to College students that are going to need the extra money to pay off their Student Loans. Then I did a Google search and came up with this “It takes college graduates an average of about six months depending on their field and the current economic conditions, so how do you survive until you do find that job or have to choose between offers.”

Quick Summary

Many college graduates may have part-time jobs, different kinds of jobs, many were on scholarships, a good deal of them may live at home. “The fact is that approximately 53% of college graduates are unemployed or working in a job that doesn’t require a bachelor’s degree. It takes the average college graduate three to six months to secure employment after graduation.” What Can Students Do To Improve Their Chances of Finding Employment After College?

With Income of some type coming in it does take the strain off of the Graduate as he or she is job hunting. But the first and the second websites that I linked to above only offer ways that the Graduate can go about finding something that is in his career field. And at the time that this is going on the graduate is still unemployed or underemployed and those Student Loans still fall due.

They have devoted all of this time to their studies and getting that diploma in the field of their choice. 34% are underemployed, meaning they work in jobs that do not require a college degree. Around 44% of college graduates ages 22 to 27 work in jobs that do not require a college degree. You just need work. If you’re out of work and you need money to pay the bills, it’s better to take a lower-paying job than to have no job at all. If you are a college graduate and can’t find a job, you may not only have to take less money you may have to take fewer jobs.

Pros

As I was reading through 25 Side Hustles and Ways to make money at home, I saw #17 Tutor Online. So I read on to learn more about this as a positive. A College senior or graduate can earn money by helping others achieve their academic goals from home. They can do this in their own particular field of study through one company or they can teach English with another company. We will consider these to be the Pro side for them.

Why tutor with eduboard?

Cons

 

 

Going through their entire website, in my opinion, the Cons are very many. Eduboard Cons

 

4. Typically, the price for an online tutoring session is $20 per 30 minutes. So with a 20% Commission deducted leaves you with $16 for 1/2 hour. That means that you are trading one hour of your time to earn $32.

5. Video tutorial ranges in between $15-45. These per hour wages are not bad if you are working each session back-to-back and tutoring several students a day, which is a pretty good income. But think of the time that you have been spending when you could be searching for a job in your chosen profession.

6. Tutors Terms of Service.

  • Standards
  • Rules
  • Deadline
  • Unethical orders
  • Payments – Payment is credited after the session has been successfully completed.
  • Commission – Eduboard charges 20% as a commission.

7. Fines

8. Reconsideration

9. Reapplication

10. Account Termination

In Conclusion with the Pros and the Cons about Eduboard, if I were a college graduate and had been searching for a while for a job in my chosen profession, they would be a good source of earning money and helping other struggling students as I was searching. It would also offer me the opportunity to become more proficient in the courses I had taken.

Comparison

Many colleges seniors and college graduates would consider this to be an excellent way to earn extra income. But still, they are working for someone else. Even though, they are not working in the employee status. They are still working for someone else. Colleges simply do not have courses on starting your own business, entrepreneurship, or freedom. All college courses are structured with the 40 – 40 plan in mind. Go to college, get a degree, find a job, work 40 hours a week for 40 years and retire,

What would happen if these same students were to take a look at the benefits of owning their own business in affiliate marketing, For FREE? They could start their own business earning a few extra dollars a month and all the work they are putting into it they are doing for themselves. We are looking at a different kind of Success.

As a Free Member, the cost is $0.00 to start and as long as you choose to remain a Free member. There is no credit card or debit card number ever asked for. You receive Live Help for the first 7 days. You receive 2 Free websites that you are taught how to build. You also receive Website Backup, the Beginner Training course that will teach you and help you to build your websites, Your personal Blog, Phase 1 of the Affiliate Bootcamp and much, much more.

You will actually learn all that is necessary to build your websites and begin to generate an income. Where this differs in a conventional part-time job is that the work that you do today, may not begin to pay you any large amounts of money for 6 months even a year in the future. But you are building a foundation for free and when it begins to work into profit, it will be only the beginning.

For a more detailed explanation of the Free Starter member.

Conclusion

Are the things that a college senior or a college graduate study a Passion to them? Are they something that they can talk about for hours at a time?

Don't waste your life trying to impress other people.

I look forward to seeing you and welcoming you. Become a Free member of Wealthy Affiliate Today.

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Yet, even though your future success still depends on the decision YOU make and not me, it starts with the understanding of what to do and how to go about doing it. The Wealthy Affiliate community has all that and much more. 

 

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What Is Affiliate Marketing?

We have been discussing How To Turn Your Passion Into Profit. Would you like to earn money online? Have you thought about starting your own business? Are you looking for a way to take your passion and use it to supplement your retirement?

I have discussed how to become an affiliate for free, how to’s about training, niches, websites, research, and keywords. But what is affiliate marketing?

Affiliate marketing is a marketing arrangement by which an online retailer pays commission to an external website(you) for traffic or sales generated from the referrals you place on your website. When you become an Affiliate, you promote other people’s products, earning a commission if people actually end up buying thanks to your marketing.

 

Why Is Affiliate Marketing Becoming So Popular?

In the discussion of 85% of People Hate Their Job I have listed a number of reasons. And add to those, people are more and more looking for ways to Take control of their Time and their Lives.

Affiliate marketing can be very time-consuming in the beginning. The training you need, the website, the content that you are providing on your website and it takes from 3 to 6 months or longer before you begin getting traffic. They earn from pennies in the beginning to a couple of hundred dollars a month.

You can take a look on Internet Live Stats and you will see a continuous update. There are approximately 1.7 billion websites being searched by more than 3 billion Google searches at this very moment. What are they searching for? Merchandise, information, How to make money, How to buy a home, How to create a website, Self Improvement,,,,, and thousands of other things. As an affiliate marketer, with your own niche website, recommending any one of thousands of different retailers, you are not only providing a service you are also creating an income.

4 steps

As an affiliate, you are rewarded for promoting all types of products and services. Regardless of your age, education level or background. All you need is an internet connection and a computer to get started. People from all walks of life are earning money online through affiliate marketing.

4 Reasons to Begin an Affiliate Marketing Business

1) It Is a Low-Cost Business to Get Started

With Wealthy Affiliate, you can Get Started for Free. Your training program walks you through every phase of affiliate marketing from creating your own website or blog, to all the training necessary to become a successful affiliate.

Website hosting and domain names are part of the program.

You will also be learning different ways to make your content Go Viral. Viral content is an article, image, video or any other material that’s shared faster in the online market. When your website goes viral because of the amount of Traffic that it is producing, the links that you have pointing to the portal of the Affiliate company your Earnings begin to spiral upward because of the products you are recommending. You have built Trust with your readers.

2) You Gain Independence Both Personally and Professionally

You become your own boss! You decide your own hours! You can work at home or on the beach, from the coffee shop or beside the pool. Wherever you are, as long as you have an internet connection.

You can also earn as much as you want. Earnings are not limited by the number of hours you put in. Once your Niche is established you simply continue to publish the meaningful content. You are learning how to turn your passion into profit.

3) It Is Perfect for People Who Love Competing

As an Affiliate Marketer, you own your own website or blog in your particular Niche.

You are writing articles that attract traffic to your site and promoting items that you associate with in your blog. These items are then linked to the company that you are signed with as an Affiliate. You are competing against the thousands of other people that are writing blogs and affiliates with the same companies.

And you are the best at what you do.

4) You Are Selling What You Want

You are your own boss.

Your honesty and integrity remain intact. You only work with people that you want to associate with. You only affiliate with those companies that sell the highest quality of products that you believe in. There is beauty in that. You are creating and shaping your career on your own.

It’s important to note that as an affiliate marketer by law you need to have an affiliate disclosure statement on all pages that contain affiliate links. This is a requirement by the FTC (Federal Trade Commission). This goes back to integrity and honesty again.

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Conclusion

On another website that I designed and built I checked out several affiliate programs. ClickBank, ShareASale, eBay partner network, Amazon. I chose Amazon because of the number of products relating to my Niche alone, 470,000 products. Amazon US sells more than 606 million products. Here is just an example of the hundreds of books they carry on Affiliate Marketing.

The nice thing about it is that when I place a link on my website for a product that the reader may be interested in, the user goes into the Amazon portal from my registered link, as an affiliate. They may be looking at an item that only sells for $22.00.

Once the user is in Amazon they start looking and thinking about what else they might need. Would it be unusual for someone to come out having spent $100 to $1000? And if you only earn 6% on the entire sale? My first check from Amazon was for 2 weeks in December and the full month of January. I received my commission direct deposit in February. It was only $13.43. Did I smile? This was all that it took for me to understand how Affiliate Marketing really works.

The end of May will be here soon and I am already getting excited. One thing more, each Affiliate company has its own guideline policies and rules. Be very diligent in reading and understanding them when you become an Affiliate with whatever company you decide to go with.

I look forward to welcoming you today to Wealthy Affiliate, the place to make dreams come true. and will be there to answer your questions as you begin your journey. Not a get-rich-quick scheme. But a chance to build a long-lasting business.

If you enjoyed the content of this article and it was helpful to you, please share it on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. If you have any questions please enter them in the comment section below and I will be more than happy to answer them.
 
Remember, when you become a Free Starter member you will have instant access to me and many others that will be happy to guide you to success. Easy to follow training programs, straight forward and paced for your learning and enjoyment. When you are not clear on something, ask us a question. This can be one on one, hand-holding training and support.
 
Yet, even though your future success still depends on the decision YOU make and not me, it starts with the understanding of what to do and how to go about doing it. The Wealthy Affiliate community has all that and much more. 

 

 

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Keyword Research and Your Niche

Now that you have gotten started and are in training one of the most important things that you are going to be learning is how to write Content for your website for your Niche. In order to write powerful content that will place your website into a good ranking is you need to place keywords in different places in your content.

WHAT IS A KEYWORD?

A keyword is simply a word or phrase that people search for in search engines. Every time you do a search you are entering a “keyword” into the search box. Keywords are how people find your articles in search engines.

When someone types in the words “online jobs” or “how to train a dog”, these are Keywords. Keywords can be single words or they can be long chain keywords as above. For example, “How to train a dog” gets 6179 searches per month. “How to train your dog” gets 4116 searches per month.

When you are using Google search you will notice as you are typing in the word’s, Google is anticipating what you are searching for. It is showing you different options for the word or phrase that you are typing. This is an example of keyword research.

How to find keywords

DIFFERENT KEYWORD TOOLS

Many people find it sufficient to use an Extension that you can get in Google Chrome. I have used this in the past myself but find that it does not give me the information most needed. These are based on the keyword used:

(1) those you have to Install

(2) those that do not use all relevant data

(3) those that require several searches to achieve the result

(4) those that do not pull from All the search engines

(5) those that you have to add to get Complete searches

Most of them have absolutely useless data.

WHAT IS THE BEST KEYWORD TOOL?

Over the years, the owners of Wealthy Affiliate have found that the best keyword tool rests on 3 pillars to be effective.

(1)Low Competition. This should be your first focus when you are searching for a keyword. If the keyword has too much competition then you are not going to rank very well and you are not going to be getting any traffic.

No rankings = No traffic.

When searching for a quality keyword there a benchmark I use, called a QSR(known as Quote Search Results). I was first introduced to this term when I joined WA and find it very useful. Having looked at other keyword tools, I have found none that offer a QSR.

The tool is called Jaaxy and is only available with Wealthy Affiliate. The QSR allows you to see how many competing pages are on Google. This is your REAL competition. I look for a QSR under 200 for competing pages, preferably the closer to 0 the better.

First keyword pillar: Under 200 QSR.

(2) Must get some TRAFFIC. When looking at Traffic you are looking for something with a reasonable volume. 30-60 searches a month means more than 500 to 1000 that are high competition. The lower the competition the better the chances of page 1 rankings in Google.

When you add 3 or 4 low volume keywords to your content this is going to improve your results as well. They also convert better.

Being able to compare your Traffic with your QSR and choosing your keywords or phrases in this manner gives you more control over your content.

Second keyword pillar: Between 30-60 Traffic.

(3) Must make SENSE. If you are trying to write content with a keyword that doesn’t make sense it is an uphill battle. As an example the title of this website – How To Turn Your Passion Into Profit. The title makes sense and the keywords are in the title.

how passion profit vs. how to turn your passion into a profit

If the content is awkward do not use it. It must make sense to people. Remember, the content we are writing is for our audience not for the search engines.

Third keyword pillar: Must make sense to our audience.

For you to see how well Jaaxy performs, simply type your keyword into the space below:

 

This is an example of the first keyword search I did for this website. The words I used were profit from your passion. You will notice a large L at the beginning of some words. Jaaxy also allows you to save your searches combining them all into one.

Jaaxy example

 

What Is A Niche

What is a Niche in business? “A small but profitable segment of a market suitable for focused attention by a marketer. Market niches do not exist by themselves, but are created by identifying needs or wants that are not being addressed by competitors, and by offering products that satisfy them.”

How do you find your Niche? What are some things that you have a Passion for? Sports, motorcycles, wildlife, clothes, traveling, health, babies, flowers, backpacking, dogs, history, cats, etc. Your Niche is something that you have a Passion for and can talk about for hours on end.

How can you turn your Passion into Profit? As of March 2019, there were 4.4 Billion people online using the internet doing everything from playing games to buying and selling homes, and billions of other products. Out of those 4.4 billion, how many do you think there would be that would be interested in the knowledge you have of whatever your passion is.

How many people online are looking for ways to supplement their income? Wealthy Affiliate could also be a Niche. And at Wealthy Affiliate, you will not only get the training it is free to start.

A Final Word

With the information I have provided you about Keywords and Your Niche or Passion, I believe that more people are looking at Affiliate marketing as the way to capitalize on the things they love, help other people and earn an income at the same time.

Are you ready to become a Free member today? I look forward to welcoming you to Wealthy Affiliate and you becoming part of our Community.

If you enjoyed the content of this article and it was helpful to you, please share it on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. If you have any questions please enter them in the comment section below and I will be more than happy to answer them.
 
Remember, when you become a Free Starter member you will have instant access to me and many others that will be happy to guide you to success. Easy to follow training programs, straight forward and paced for your learning and enjoyment. When you are not clear on something, ask us a question. This can be one on one, hand-holding training and support.
 
Yet, even though your future success still depends on the decision YOU make and not me, it starts with the understanding of what to do and how to go about doing it. The Wealthy Affiliate community has all that and much more. 

 

 

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