remote work life balance

7 Best Tips to Create a Remote Work-Life Balance

Prior to COVID-19, most (if not all) jobs required the presence of their employees in the office. In-office work also meant commuting. Depending on the location of the office, commutes could range from a peaceful ten minute drive to a lengthy two hour train ride. 

The pandemic put rapid-fire remote work systems in place. Many employees actually relished in the comfort and the freedom remote work allowed them. Going forward, it’s unclear exactly how many jobs will stay remote (or work out some sort of hybrid system), but it seems that remote work will stick around.

That being said, it can be difficult to detach from work when there are no physical boundaries. It can also be challenging to be productive when your surroundings are designed to give you maximum comfort and relaxation. Read on for science-backed tips on creating a better remote work-life balance. (more…)

How You Can Help Your Employees Thrive in a Remote Work Setting

There’s no question that COVID-19  has changed so much about the way we live our lives. From learning to socializing, the virus has infiltrated every activity, transforming our world and how we engage with it.

 

Among the most significant changes, however, is the significant shift to telework. Studies show that the transition to a work from home (WFH) model due to the pandemic has been rapid. (more…)

how to make extra money

How To Make Extra Money: The Unconventional Guide

Learning how to make extra money on the internet is easy. Figuring out what to do to make extra money on the internet is not as easy.

lawrence tam podcastThere are hundreds of categories that can be split into thousands, if not tens of thousands of ideas. This guide on how to make extra money on the internet, with a special focus on affiliate marketing. There are many other ways to make money online, but we will include a lot of affiliate marketing programs because:

  • Some pay very well.
  • You can automate them much easier.
  • Very low start-up cost.

 

How To Make Extra Money With
Affiliate Marketing

Think of affiliate marketing as commissioned-based sales.

The 3 basic steps in affiliate marketing

  1. You recommend a product or service to people (your followers or people you know).
  2. Some of those people purchase the product or service based on your recommendation.
  3. You get paid a commission for those purchases.

That’s it. Simple, right?
~Amy Lynn Andrews

 

A company creates a product and commissions people to sell it for them in exchange for a percentage of the sale. Amazon, Best Buy and other major retail outlets have affiliate programs. That's right, you can set up an account with say, Best Buy, start selling flat screen TVs, and earn about a 4% commission. It is the affiliate marketer's job to send people to an offer to Best Buy, and if that prospect buys, they earn a commission.

Now, that is affiliate marketing at its very basic function. Here's the thing about affiliate marketing.

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After I left eBay as a seller to go after the bigger financial fish (as well as score a more stable income) I learned the hard way just how tough affiliate marketing can be for beginners. I persevered, and earned thousands of dollars per MONTH, but it still wasn't enough.

That is because you need a lot of traffic to be able to sell affiliate products.

Think of a funnel

  • 1000 people come to your website.
  • 100 optin.
  • 1 buys.

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