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Online Black Friday Holiday Sales Jump 30% in UK

UK Online Holiday Sales Strong

The story in the UK so far this holiday season is pretty much the same as in the USA, Online sales jumped 30% on Black Friday while in-store sales were flat or down. (How can this benefit you? Did you wonder how to make money online for free? If so, details below.)

UK Sales

UK Sales

Yearly Holiday Online Sales in the UK (Source: BBC)

UK Online Holiday Sales

Year 2012 2013 2014 2015 (est.)
 Billions £18 £21 £24 £27

The BBC Reports: (Full Article):)

“As we rush out to the shops to take advantage of continuing Black Friday discounts, or go online for Cyber Monday deals, UK shoppers are expected to have spent around £2bn – up 30% on last year.

We’re spending more than ever online, choosing to shop via the internet and eschewing the seasonal High Street struggle to find that perfect present – or at least something that won’t need to be returned in the New Year.”

USA Online Holiday Sales Strong Too

It is the same story in the USA with online sales up 20% and Amazon sales up more than the average.

Yearly Holiday Online Sales in the USA (Source: Statista)

US Holiday Online Sales

USA Sales

USA Sales

Year 2012 2013 2014 2015 (est.)
 Billions $48 $53 $61 $74

It is interesting how Black Friday is spreading around the world as a big shopping event when it is tied to an American holiday. Traditionally in the USA, many people got or took the Friday after the Thanksgiving off work and schools were closed so it was a good time for people to kick their Christmas shopping into high gear. Since it developed into the biggest shopping day of the year, stores responded with big sales to draw in ever more customers. Huge crowds chasing bargains became legendary but people began to get burned out of the traffic, congested parking lots and long lines at the checkout.

Then people began to look for bargains online from the comfort of their living rooms. Even better Amazon and the other online players started their sales on Thanksgiving Day getting a jump on the brick and mortar stores and grabbing even more of the sales. Now for the first time on Black Friday weekend there were more shoppers online than in stores.

How can this Benefit Me?

This benefits people who are doing business online and provides opportunities for new people to begin business online. Many of you are probably thinking how can I compete with the likes of Amazon and eBay? The answer, you don’t have to. There are several options open to people who want to have an online business.

Options:

  1. Have a website that specializes in selling other peoples products or services
    • Many companies such as Amazon have affiliate programs where they pay you a percentage of sales you refer to their site. For example, on your website you publish a blog that rates e-book readers. You recommend several including the kindle. You put in a link to a special Amazon is having on Kindle’s and anyone who follows your affiliate link and buys, generated a fee to you from Amazon.
  2. Have a website where you specialize in selling your own products or services but can also sell affiliate products
    • See my blog post on selling handmade jewelry online.

I Don’t Know Where to Start

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Step 1: Select your niche

  • select a niche you are passionate about (read my niche selection blog)
    • It is far easier to build your online business around something that you re interested in. A hooby or something you always wanted to learn.
    • A great example of a niche website is http://d2dclassicalguitar.com/ by Bernard Eng. Hopefully this can inspire you in selecting your own niche.

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As always, if you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave a comment below.

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3 Incredible Ideas for What to Do with a Free Website

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Questions: Can I really have a website for free?

Answer: Yes, you can have a website for free. In fact, you can have two free websites.

Really, you can have not one but two free websites that you can use to create whatever you desire with them. You will also have access to all the training and support you need to learn how to build and populate your site for free. This includes, training on how to build your website, training on how to write content, training on how to attract visitors (traffic) to your website and training on how to rank high in Google searches. We can also teach you how to effectively use social media to promote your website.

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The next question is what would you do with a free website?

No ideas? Maybe the ideas below will inspire you.

Incredible Idea Number 1 – Turn Your Hobby into Your Online Niche

Do you have a hobby you really love or enjoy? Or something you enjoy and want to do more? This can be anything you think of. I recently wrote an entire article in great detail on this topic which you can read here.

cooking-at-home

Cooking at Home

If for example, you love to cook but opening your own restaurant is out of reach, you can make your website relate to cooking. You can write articles describing how to cook certain dishes step by step and post recipes. You can even record videos to show the steps and techniques, even put on clinics on how to cook or prepare certain foods or dishes. We can show you how to simply upload your videos to your own YouTube channel and you will have your own mini version of the Food Network Channel!

Question: This sounds great, but how can I earn money from this website?

Answer: Through Affiliate Marketing.

Question: What is affiliate marketing?

Answer: Affiliate Marketing is basically promoting the sale of other people’s products in exchange for a commission, usually a percentage of the sales price.

Question: How would this work for my cooking website?

Answer: You would sign up as an Amazon Affiliate which is Amazon.com’s affiliate program. Then you would select products related to the specific article you are writing and copy and insert the affiliate link into your article. Let’s say your article has something to do with steaming vegetables, so you could insert the two affiliate links below into your article. If someone click on either link, goes to Amazon.com and buys something, you get paid.

        

Amazon makes it really easy to promote items and to put affiliate linked descriptions, like those above on your site. Amazon sells millions of products, so you can promote anything from cooking tools, pots and pans, knives, kitchen appliances, the latest high end knives for chefs, unusual cooking oils or spices and on and on. You won’t run out of things to promote, I can assure you. Then if a person clicks on something from your website and goes to Amazon.com and purchases something, Amazon will pay you a commission, as shown below in the commission table.

Product CategoryFixed Ad Fee Rates
Electronics Products4%
Television Products2%
PC Component Products2.5%
Kindle tablets, Kindle e-readers and Fire Phone4%
Amazon Fire TV and Echo7%
Amazon MP3 Products5%
Amazon Video Products5%
Game Downloads Products10%
Gift Cards Redeemable on Amazon.com6%
Gift Cards Not Redeemable on Amazon.com4%
Amazon Coins10%
Grocery Products (including Prime Pantry)4%
Video Game Console Products1%
Headphone Products6%
DVD Products4%
Industrial Products8%
Products Available on MyHabit.com8%
Handmade Products4%
Jewelry Products **10%

 The great thing about the Amazon Associates program in addition to the fact that it gives you a limitless number of products to promote, is that if a person clicks on one of your links to a specific food processor , then goes to Amazon and buys something completely different, you still get paid by Amazon. So to repeat, even if they buy something  completely unrelated, Amazon will pay you!

This is just one way you can earn money on your site.

Incredible Idea Number 2 – Make an Established Affiliate Program Your Website

If you aren’t ready to jump right in and build your hobby into your online business, don’t worry there are other things to do with your free website and earn money online.

 One of the best and easiest ways is to build a website promoting a program specifically designed or affiliate marketers. There are a great number of these programs out there and people can earn a great income with a website designed to sell these programs. However, there are a large number of these programs that are more or less just scams or have endless up-sells where they charge you for another tool or more training every time you try to do something. You want to avoid that and I can show you how.

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One advantage for this second idea is that everything is laid out for you and much of the sales materials are also developed and available for your use. We have the training, tools and marketing methods all specifically designed for you to use and leverage on your website. We also have training to lead you step by step through the entire process of creating and building your website, writing content and marketing your website in this online niche.

This is a very good place to start because the tools, training, tutorials, and resources available to support you are incredibly broad and detailed.

Incredible Idea Number 3 – Expand and Promote your Offline Business

Let’s say you have a cleaning business.

Question: How do people find you?

Answer: They pick up their mobile phones, go to their Google search and search for cleaning companies in the area.

You can increase your calls by going online and increase your earnings through affiliate marketing. For example, you can build your site and promote it to increase your traditional cleaning business and leverage affiliate marketing to expand into sales and increase your earnings. You can promote all kinds of things on your website. you could promote cleaning products, vacuum cleaners, carpet shampoo machines, those little floor cleaning robots. You could even do some marketing to promote a second website from idea number 2.

This allows you to build both your offline and online businesses at the same time.

One great advantage to this idea is that unlike now, your business would be open and earning 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. Let’s take thanksgiving as an example, your traditional business would be closed but people are still searching online and buying things. In fact, the Black Friday weekend is the biggest shopping time of the year. According to Forbes people spent $4.5 Billion dollars online on Back Friday and Thanksgiving day. Full article here. So, if someone is searching for a local place to buy vacuum  cleaners finds your site and places an order which would be shipped directly from Amazon, you would get paid by Amazon while you are home eating turkey and watching football with your family. this is the power of an online business.

Conclusion

I have shown you the main two reasons people hesitate to open an online business and I have shown you how to overcome these obstacles. I have shown you multiple paths to establishing your online niche or business.

Are you ready to get started for free? (You don’t even need a credit card)

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If you have any questions, please leave me a comment below or drop me an email and I look forward to seeing you on the inside.

Sincerely,

Xin