We’re all living in a very strange time with the lingering Covid-19 virus, and the majority of us have been placed into lock down. The merits of being in lock down are debatable, with many people having various options on why, for how long and the agenda behind it.
I will touch on some things that may be going on in the background, but the fact remains that we currently have so much time at home. So why shouldn’t you use this time productively, especially if you’re one of those people that have lost your job.
Ask yourself this question. What kind of online business can I start in lock down? I say ‘online business’ because without the access to leave home, we’re all becoming accustomed to the online world that little bit more. Eg: zoom meetings, remote learning etc.
Firstly, let’s take a look at some reasons people believe we’re locked down.
Why Are We Locked Down
Several people have asked me this question, why are we in this position, locked down in our own homes until a virus goes away? We’ve never had to deal with this before, so shouldn’t we ask questions?
Sure, we should ask questions, even if what the mainstream media tells us is true. I’ve always been skeptical of the mainstream media myself, so I keep an open mind to all of these theories being bandied about. Here’s some food for thought.
- It’s been reported that the World Economic Forum has been planning a global government takeover for many years. This is known as The Great Reset, and is based on capitalism. There’s lots of organisations that are invested in the WEF, including the WHO, UN, World Banks and major foundations.
- Some suggest the Covid-19 strain was released deliberately, so The Great Reset could be implemented.
- In the background, we have the Deep State, which is possibly being exposed for unthinkable atrocities. I won’t go too deep into this, but corruption and child trafficking are two of those claims.
- It’s also claimed the current US government (yep, Trump), and his allegiance, are taking down the Deep State. There are approximately 1400 D.U.M.B.’s around the world, with 188 in the US alone. D.U.M.B.’s are Deep Underground Military Bases, and are used for child trafficking. These D.U.M.B.’s are enormous, like underground cities.
- The alleged plan by the Trump administration is to implement Nasara & Gesara, and a more fair currency system backed by gold. Sources say the Federal reserve has already started this process. One aspect of this would remove all income tax forever.
Okay, I’m not going to agree or disagree with any of the above claims, but I would say to do your own research and keep an open mind. Also, don’t use Google to search for information. Much of the information is suppressed from Google’s algorithm.
So looking for a definite answer as to why we’re locked down is difficult, and there’s so many rabbit holes you can go down.
But, as you are in lock down, here’s several things you can do to start an online business.
Affiliate Marketing Is Huge
One of the biggest opportunities online nowadays is affiliate marketing. A brief process of how affiliate marketing works is below:
- Create a website
- Write content about your website niche (subject)
- Promote products in that niche
- You sell other companies products from your website
- Make commissions.
Of course it’s a little more detailed than that, but in a nutshell this is how it works.
Once you have a website created and you’re writing about whatever your subject is, you need to find companies that have an affiliate program. This is simple because over 80% of companies now have an affiliate program.
In fact this statistic was before lock down, so I’d imagine it would be closer to 90%-95% now, as companies have been forced to move online. They’ve basically had no choice, which gives us affiliate marketers an even bigger opportunity.
Once you’ve been approved for affiliate programs, you can start to promote their products. You’ll be given a unique affiliate link which you’ll place on your site. When somebody clicks on this link, they will be taken to the website of the company you’re partnering with.
If that customer makes a purchase, you will make a commission. Your affiliate link will be recognized as the website that directed the customer. So your account will be credited with the commissions.
For your info, the program I recommend to learn affiliate marketing is called Wealthy Affiliate.
How eCommerce is Easier via Dropshipping
How often do you hop online to purchase a product these days? If not you, then you will certainly know somebody that does.
Sometimes you’ll be directed to a different website, which means you will have been directed via an affiliate website like I talked about above. Alternatively, you could be purchasing from an eCommerce website, which could have been created by somebody just like you.
Many people have set up their own eCommerce websites because it’s been made easier to do. With platforms such as Shopify and BigCommerce, the opportunity to build your own online store to sell products is available to anyone.
Making this even easier, is the dropshipping phenomenon. No longer do you need to store inventory and post parcels to your customers. This is all done online when you partner with bulk manufacturers.
You just need to concentrate on running the business online, which will take a bit more effort than the affiliate marketing model. However, you decide your own price mark-ups, which can mean bigger profits for you. Hence the reason you’ll need to work harder at your online business.
To get involved in starting an eCommerce site, I’d certainly recommend getting educated. It’s worth the investment to learn the tips and tricks that you’ll no doubt overlook by not seeking this advice.
Two of the best online courses for learning eCommerce are eCom Success Academy, and eCom Lifestyle University. Both are brilliant knowledgeable training courses, and will show you every step you need to take. You can watch a free webinar of eCom Lifestyle University here.
Ever Tried to Sell on Amazon
Similarly, you could sell your own branded products via Amazon, disposing of the need for your own website. You’re leveraging the Amazon platform for your benefit, and using their fulfillment center to have your products delivered to your customers.
Although Amazon has an affiliate program, the commission rates are appalling. They used to be relatively good, but in early 2020 they changed all their commission rates, and now I wouldn’t recommend them as an affiliate.
It’s totally different if you want to sell your own products on the Amazon platform though, as this is highly encouraged. If you’d like to learn how to do this, there is a free webinar that will show you how it’s done.
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I can’t wait until our lock downs are over, although I’m personally not impacted financially. This is because I’m an affiliate marketer, and my income has not been impacted. In fact I’m earning more because more people are looking to purchase online.
So if you would like to get ahead, so you’re not impacted if a pandemic like this ever happens again, I’d urge you to get educated now.
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