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Promo Runs from 1st November to 31st December 2019.

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Top 5 Ways To Earn Money Online

Whether you are a mum staying at home due to maternity leave, a graduate who does not have a stable job or a student who want to make some extra cash, regardless of the situation you too can make money online. You can choose to work form the comfort of your homes as compared to going to the office or any other working environment. This you can do even in your free time!
You may be wondering what are these ways to start making money online. Read on because I will be giving you my top 5 with some additional tips.


  1. Affiliate Marketing
  2. Freelancing
  3. Start A YouTube Channel
  4. Usability Testing
  5. Develop Mobile Apps

#1. Affiliate Marketing

Most companies outsource some level of their marketing strategy to affiliates who then take steps to market the products, services, or company as a whole. Being an affiliates marketer makes you an extension of the company’s marketing team. After successfully marketing the products online the company would then reward a certain percentage of commission for each product but by the customers or consumers who were brought by your own marketing efforts

Getting started

  1. Decide on the type of online product you want to market. You should choose from the domain in which you are well conversant with. For example, if you are a musician you should go for a product related to music. There are lots of products available in every domain you just need to focus on the one that is suitable for you
  2. Choose a product that pays you at least 50% commission on each sale. Check out these websites to find products:,,
  3. Get your custom affiliate link created by the vendor and start promoting it. Most product website handles affiliate link generation and payouts so you don’t need to worry about how you’ll get your commission.
  4. Try promoting your affiliate link on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

#2. Freelancing

Freelancing is a model that allows you to work on a project-by-project basis, without being permanently committed by a specific employer. You would have the benefit of being able to choose your clients as well as flexible working hours. The flexibility makes it a popular means to make money as a student or as an intentional way of life.

The skills that are popular with freelancing are:

  • Website Design: You can design appealing and responsive websites for Clients online
  • Graphics Design: You can design logos, brochures, business cards, etc.
  • Social Media management: you can manage the social media profile/accounts for small businesses
  • Blogging: you can write articles or blog posts for others.

Here are some of the popular freelancing website out there:

  • Hubstaff Talent
  • Textbroker
  • Workhoppers
  • Freeeup
  • PeoplePerHour

#3. Start A YouTube Channel

If you are the type that loves to create videos, like to talk about a video, shoot documentaries or short film, why not use that to make money online? Starting a YouTube Channel is one the simplest way to make money online and it needs no investment.

But of course, you have to be able to create a video using software tools or record a video using your mobile phone or camcorder. The time required for starting a YouTube Channel is virtually within minutes. Just visit, create a channel and upload the videos you’ve made

Getting Started

As you go about creating your YouTube Channel make sure it’s about a specific theme such as Recipe, Humor, Tutorial, etc. Being specific helps you stand out. Don’t just go out creating any random unrelated videos channel.

For example, if you are the type that loves gadgets, you can create a gadget reviews channel where you would post reviews of latest gadgets and help people to decide whether it’s a right choice for them.

Monetizing Your YouTube Channel

When it comes to monetizing your YouTube Channel the rule is pretty straightforward. Focus on getting more views. The more views you get, the more money you’ll earn. You’ll have to enable the monetize option in your YouTube Channel settings.

#4. Usability Testing

Another popular to make money online is to participate in usability testing. Usability testing is the process in which you need to test out apps, websites, and software, and share your feedback with the developers and help them in finding bugs, problems or improving the user experience

Most time when doing usability testing, you’re just trying to find out whether the website, app or software that you are testing is easy to understand, easy to learn, efficient and free form error.

What I love most about usability testing is that you don’t need any special knowledge, equipment or tools to get started. You can use the equipment you have such as your mobile phone or laptop to start the testing.

The following is a short list of websites that offers usability testing and rewards.


Note you will need to sign up and create an account with the usability testing sites and finish the testing jobs available to you. Most of the sites will pay you in direct cash deposits.

#5. Develop Mobile Apps

If you like mobile apps and mobile technology and perhaps knownledge of Android or iOS coding, you should definitely consider this. Although having knowledge of Android or iOS coding will give you an advantage but it’s not necessary.

Nowadays there are many online app maker tools available online which you can use to create professional level apps without coding.

Here’s a list of few popular app maker tools:


Monetizing Your Mobile App

  • Start by uploading a free app on Android’s Play store and Apple’s App Store. Monetize it with AdMob, Google’s mobile advertising network
  • Then upload a paid app, set some initial price for downloading the app.
  • As more people download your app the more money you will make.
  • Lastly, you can also promote affiliate products through your app and earn extra commissions

Recapping: Your desire to make money online can become a reality today if you would take the actions required on these top 5 ways I’ve shared with you.

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Glo launches “text4millions” promo Season 4 – Offers N50,000 daily, N5m weekly and N15m grand prize

Glo launches “text4millions” promo Season 4 – Offers N50,000 daily, N5m weekly and N15m grand prize

National telecoms operator, Globacom has created another opportunity for its subscribers to win big and become instant millionaires as it launched the fourth season of its popular, innovative and highly rewarding Glo “text4millions” promo on Monday.
Aimed at rewarding customer loyalty while economically transforming the lives of subscribers on the Glo network, the fourth season of the Glo “text4millions” promo offers prizes of N50,000 each to 10 winners daily, a prize of N5 million weekly to a lucky subscriber and a grand prize of 15 million at the end of the promo.

Speaking about the promo at Globacom’s corporate headquarters in Lagos, Globacom’s Marketing Coordinator, Adeniyi Olukoya said that Glo has a history of rewarding its subscribers with cash prizes and celebrating them. “Season 4 of the Glo “text4millions” promo will, therefore, continue in that tradition by giving out huge rewards to loyal subscribers who choose to participate in the promo”, he said.

He stated that Globacom will continue to treat its customers as “kings” by offering them the best products and services; the most competitive tariffs and by rewarding them from time to time. “In this promo, we hope to touch the lives of our subscribers and get our target base excited and empowered as over N200 million in cash prizes will be won by subscribers”, he said.

Olukoya explained that the promo is targeted at current prepaid subscribers on the Glo network as well as those on other networks who are free to port into the Glo network and “unlock their riches” on the network that rewards.

To participate in the promo, subscribers are required to send “WIN” to the short code 555 and accumulate points in order to qualify for the daily, weekly and final draws where they stand to win fantastic, life changing prizes running into millions of naira.

“Every SMS could be a winner of N50,000 in the daily draws while accumulated points will give subscribers a chance of winning the N5 million weekly prize or the grand prize of N15 million ”, he stated.


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5 Popular Free WordPress PayPal Plugins that can transform your WordPress blog to ecommerce site

Here are 5 Popular Free WordPress PayPal Plugins that can transform your WordPress blog to ecommerce site

In this post, we will cover 5 popular PayPal plugins that let you do everything quickly from taking donations to adding a shopping cart right to your site. It will transform your WordPress blog to an ecommerce site when employed

Often WordPress users require completely developed ecommerce solutions such as MarketPress; however, some don’t need quite that much. Still, they need a solution that will let them sell their products confidently with ease through PayPal whilst giving them some payment processing options.

  1. PayPal Donations

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This is a donations-only plugin. It’s just perfect for this purpose. You can have as many donation buttons you desire on your site with a shortcode or a widget. There are options for different currencies, a Thank You page, different default countries and languages, as well as using your own button, and a number of other more technical choices.

While not as involved as some of the other plugins listed here, if you’re simply looking for a donation button, you should consider this one.

  1. Quick PayPal Payments

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The Quick PayPal Payments plugin offers a number of nice options, including a number of options that other plugins here offer, such as having a Thank You page, having the ability to add options (and more than one set of options), the ability to add shipping, a coupon code, and even a processing fee.

But one thing that seems to set this plugin apart is its Styling section – admin controls that let you style the payment box in all sorts of way – form border, background, font styles, header color, input fields, coupon button, submit button, and a spot for custom CSS. While styling might not be important to some, to others it may be very important. If it’s important to you, you may want to consider this plugin.

It also comes with a widget.

  1. Simple Paypal Shopping Cart

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Just as the name implies the  Simple Paypal Shopping Cart plugin does indeed make adding a PayPal shopping cart to your site very easy.

The Plugin allows you to add an ‘Add to Cart’ button for your product on any posts or pages. This simple shopping cart plugin lets you sell products and services directly from your own wordpress site and turns your WP blog into an ecommerce site. The cart’s shortcode can be displayed on posts or pages.

When the user clicks “View Cart,” they will be able to see the items in their cart and the price – all while still on your site. They can then click a button that lets them check out. Then they are redirected back to a Thank You page on your site.

In addition, you can include shipping costs as well as allow for coupon codes.

  1. Ultra Simple PayPal Shopping Cart

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The WP Ultra Simple PayPal Shopping Cart plugin, despite its name, let’s you get fairly sophisticated with what you add to your site.

Running off shortcodes, you can configure them to offer users quite a lot of choices, such as giving them a choice to choose small, medium, or large (as one example), or even letting them combine a number of different variation – for example: choose a color and choose a size.

You can also include PayPal based shipping, a free shipping option, a free shipping option if a certain number of orders are placed.

It has an extensive payment options such as PayPal Shopping Cart accepting PayPal Express Checkout. You can add taxes, show thumbnails in the cart, and more.

  1. WP Easy PayPal Payment Accept

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The WP Easy PayPal Payment Accept plugin lets you set up a “Pay Now” PayPal button on your site. You can add up to six different choices for a widget. You can build as many widgets as you like with shortcodes.

The “widgets” here are PayPal widgets, not WordPress widgets, and so you can place them where you like – in a post or a page, for example. Of course you can also put them in WordPress widget slots.

In addition to payments, you can also switch the plugin to accept donations.


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The 10 most popular digital products anyone can sell online

It is extremely time-consuming and highly changeable selling physical products. In the process there are the added complexities of shipping, taxes, laws, importing, international customers, inventory management, and so on.

On the other hand digital products are easy to distribute, significantly more sustainable, can be replicated infinitely, and are oftentimes simpler to create. With little more than one or a few devices, any person can make a digital product worthy of sharing or selling with no physical materials, factories, or staff required, but just a computer, a sprinkle of passion and drive, and some time.

If you have something to share, you can turn it into a digital product to sell. You can share your knowledge, talents, opinions, or passion, and potentially make some money along the way. So in this post we provide you with a short list (10) of the most popular digital products you can sell online

1. EBooks

First on our list are eBooks. Ebooks have been and continue to be one of the most popular digital products for both creators and customers. They are relatively simple to produce since they require little more than written text and a few relevant images. eBooks are simple to distribute via large marketplaces or self-created online stores. They’re easily consumed by customers, who can read them on e-readers, tablets, computers, and even their mobile phones.

The beauty of creating eBooks is that you can share almost anything you know, or are passionate about, in text form. You can educate, advise, or curate existing content with an eBook to then sell on your website.

2. Video

Video is an extremely popular and effective format for delivering information online. Video content can be educational, informative, or entertaining. It’s significantly more engaging than text, and can be easily consumed by clicking a play button and watching. Users love video, and in many cases are happy to pay for it.

If you’re a great public speaker, have a visual-based passion, or just love sharing your thoughts on video, with a little editing time up your sleeve you can sell videos online.

3. Audio & music

Audio is a powerful medium for communicating messages, and there are many different types of audio digital products. People pay for audio tracks that entertain them, soothe them, inform them, inspire them and help them achieve business goals, to list just a few examples. Audio products can include:

  • Recorded lectures
  • Musical samples
  • Audiobooks
  • Foreign language lessons
  • Relaxing background noises
  • Karaoke versions of popular songs
  • Reusable sound effects
  • Full lyrical or instrumental music tracks

4. Software

The software industry is enormous and consistently growing. It is also extremely ripe with opportunities. Any person’s ability to write code of any kind can result in new, useful products. Whether it be desktop software, web-based applications, website templates, mobile apps, video games, or anything else powered by code. The possibilities are endless, and an established market likely exists.

If you speak (or rather, write) a code language, you can develop numerous things to sell online. Whether you have experience with apps, plugins, themes, snippets, websites, or something else entirely different, you can turn code into cash.

5. Photography

High-quality, premium photos are one of the most sought-after digital products today. The biggest consumers of online photographs are bloggers and website owners.

It’s true that stock photography has commoditized the market to the point where some photos are sold for less than they are worth (or they are given away for free). However, for truly spectacular images (and not some of the cheesy stuff you’ll find on stock websites), photographers can still command fair prices.

One of the biggest downfalls of stock sites from a customer perspective is not knowing exactly how much one or two images are. In some cases, a membership to the stock photo site is required. If you’re a photographer, you can combat stock photo sites by selling your images on your own website for the price you want (and undoubtedly deserve).

A website is a vital part of a photographer’s portfolio. Showcasing your work beautifully is imperative to raising your profile. With competitive pricing, and excellent quality images, it’s possible to do very well selling your independent or client-commissioned photos on your own website.

6. Graphics & digital art

Graphic designers and digital artists can create a wide variety of unique and valuable products. From logos, to PSD templates, to icon packs, to PowerPoint themes, to original artworks, designers can apply their skills in numerous ways to create digital products for sale.

Graphic designers can create and sell card designs, patterns, brushes, backgrounds, UI assets and more. Digital artists can sell finished pieces, drawings, and sketches. Finished original art of exceptional quality can be priced higher than graphic design pieces. If you can produce artwork digitally, it’s worth selling online (just be sure to license it correctly!).

7. Web-based applications

Web-based applications are similar to software, but are not downloaded from the web. Instead this category encompasses anything customers pay to use within a web browser. Also called SaaS (Software as a Service) businesses, they are not digital products in the truest sense, but can be sold and perceived very similarly, so they are important to acknowledge.

Many software creators find themselves faced with the choice between building a web-based SaaS app, and a distributed, installable program. Examples of these applications include services for email marketing (like Drip, MailChimp, AWeber, and Constant Contact), contact management (like Salesforce, Nutshell, and Pipedrive), site monitoring (like Pingdom and Status Cake), project management (like Basecamp, Asana, Podio and Jira), online course-based learning memberships (like Team Treehouse, Lynda, Skillshare, and Coursera) and file storage (like Dropbox, iCloud, Google Drive, and MediaFire). Since customers are paying for access to tools/services, recurring payment models are standard.

8. Tickets

Though definitely quite different from other digital products due to the fact that they are (usually) applicable only for a certain time period, relate (often) to some physical location, and (normally) have limited availability, tickets are very commonly sold in the same way everything else in this post is. Customers can make their selections, checkout and receive their ticket independently and instantly through a seller’s website. These tickets can get them into conferences, concerts, carnivals and other time-based events or can be for admission to amusement parks, zoos and museums which may not enforce a specific time. Tickets can also be sold for purely online experiences such as webinars, classes, online conferences, or in-person conference live stream feeds.

9. Fonts

Typefaces are a great example of a digital product which is always popular and constantly experiencing change as customer preferences gradually shift over time. Fonts can be created and distributed for use on the web by website creators, or for use in desktop applications like Microsoft Word and Adobe Photoshop. Enthusiasts appreciate fresh new fonts which means continuing to expand one’s commercial catalog over time may be necessary in order to maintain revenue.

10. Courses

E-Learning is an industry rich in innovation, and is growing with unprecedented momentum. As it grows, we are starting to see traditional educational institutions explore new ways to make their content available to learners. As for established educational programmes, learning material can be sold in a few different ways:

  • As a downloadable one-off course
  • As a downloadable collection of courses
  • As a memberships/subscription to a web-based service.

Courses are very often sold the same way as other digital products, and with the same tools. Some courses are entirely autonomous, while others offer interaction with a teacher or assignment reviewer. Many courses provide students with some form of certification or reward upon successful completion.

Courses are becoming an increasingly popular foundation or complementary component for online businesses, due to consumer trends, and the prevalence of affordable and easy-to-use Learning Management Systems. They offer a lucrative outlet for anyone with knowledge or expertise, and enable educators to reach a broad audience without being constrained by geography, technology or time.

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How to Sell Products on the Internet Using Your Web Platform

When starting an ecommerce website, figuring out what to sell online is consider a strategy in and of itself. You’d be surprised how many people set up a store before identifying ecommerce opportunities. This is setting yourself up for failure.

Choosing the right products to sell will impact every other business decision you make. The most important thing you must get right from the very beginning is exactly what you sell and how you price those products.

Haven chosen the your product, to sell the product you will need the following;

1) A domain name this could be, Example of a domain name is – the domain name of this website

2) A hosting Plan.  This is where all your files are stored and where you get support for your website. They are provided by web hosting companies such as Godaddy, ipage, qserver and Bluehost.

3) A shopping cart solution like Shopify. This is popularly used and its one of the easiest ways to quickly set up an online store. With Shopify’s built-in SEO features, automated marketing, and free educational material you will always be one step ahead of the competition.

Setting Up Your Online Store/Site


Unlike in the past where people were so concerned with the technical aspects of building an ecommerce site and how they are going to collect payments, setup their online shopping cart, etc.  These days that’s the easy part thanks to tools like WordPress or Shopify.

Lots of plugins which are very easy to install and configure have been developed for WordPress. These plugins can transform your blog/site to an ecommerce site.

Shopify is becoming more and more of the standard for online stores simply because it’s so easy for users to setup. No technical or website building experience is needed.

Build a niche site (or blog) and draw people to your website

After deciding on the product you want to sell online. Instead of just putting up a store, you should consider building a niche site (or blog) that is related to what you are going to sell.

Building a niche site will help you build traffic. The reason you want to have a content site in addition to your store is that it can get indexed in Google so you can attract customers.

The search engines don’t typically index/rank ecommerce store pages well because they don’t tend to have a lot of content. So that’s why we recommend creating a blog or website that whose topic matches the product you sell on your store in order to help you generate leads/customers.

It is always a good idea to some keyword research and find out what people search for related to your chosen topic and then decide based on the results what your domain name should be.

One of the main things you’ll want to focus on while selling a product online is learning how to get people to your website. This is known as building traffic for your website, after all no traffic would mean no sales and definitely no profits.

You could also create YouTube videos showing how to use you product and other related tips to your product to promote your store. Or use Instagram to post pictures of your product.

Accepting Credit Cards From Your Store

These days accepting credit card is a necessity for online commerce. We recommend you use Paypal as your merchant because it is easy to setup and it integrates with Shopify and many other WordPress ecommerce plugins.

With Paypal, you don’t have to rent or purchase any equipment because they take the orders for you and then send your revenue directly to your bank account.  Although they take a small percentage of every order you receive this is still much more convenient than having to apply for a business license, rent out the equipment and handle all the orders yourself. PayPal makes it quick and easy.

Selling an Information Product

An information product (aka infoproduct) is a product full of information just as the name suggests.

These days, many info products come in the form of eBooks which stands for “electronic books”.  This means your customer can download your book right from your web site and read it from their PC.

EBooks are convenient because you don’t have to worry about shipping and handling costs. Once you create it and upload it to your site, it’s ready for instant download by your customers. And your customers are happy because they can download their product as soon as the sale is made.

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8 Things to Consider Before Creating and Selling Ebooks

Why are eBooks considered the most popular digital product to sell on the internet?

Among the different types of digital products people can sell online ebooks have always been one of the most popular types of products distributed and sold. Here are a few reasons why eBooks stand out as a popular digital product:

  • They’re easy to create. Usually special software and technical skills are not required to create and distribute an eBook.
  • They’re easy to distribute. Getting an eBook in the hands of those who are interested can be as easy as creating a listing on a popular marketplace or just making a download link on your own website.
  • They’re easy to consume. Ebooks can be downloaded and viewed on most devices, quickly and painlessly.
  • Distributing them can fit into almost any business model. Whether it’s selling them directly, sharing them as a resource, or using them as a lead magnet, practically every site can put an eBook to good use.

If you create and sell eBooks here are a few things to consider:

1.     Pricing

Marketplaces have largely contributed to the standardization of pricing for eBooks which are typically sold for a small amount. In most cases, $10 is on the high end with average prices closer to $2 or $3. The prevalence of free eBooks and the fact that consumers traditionally perceive physical books as higher in value means it is very difficult to justify a high price. Exceptions do exist for certain types of eBooks, but in most cases the customer expectation is to only spend a few dollars. This can be unfortunate for content creators whose profits are further eroded by the commissions paid out to marketplaces if they choose not to self-distribute.

Given the fact that eBooks are not complex to create and distribute, many businesses use them for purposes other than selling directly to customers. In many cases, eBooks are created to complement an existing business and distributed for free in exchange for visitor’s email addresses. This practice of collecting contacts for future promotional efforts by offering something of value for free is very popular and also very effective. While it is technically possible to offer any kind of digital good in exchange for someone’s email, eBooks are far and away the most popular for this purpose.

2.     Ongoing revenue

Since eBooks are typically consumable (meaning not providing ongoing utility), they traditionally only earn revenue on the initial sale. As products they are not conducive to recurring models in most cases. This means if you want more money, you need more customers. Unless you create new, separate products, there is no way to get more money from past customers. This is different to some other digital product types.

Ebooks are unique in their adaptability for almost any business’ needs. At the most basic level, they can be sold up front and earn revenue immediately. But there are countless other ways that eBooks are used to contribute to an organization’s goals. Here are a few examples:

  • Ebooks can generate revenue through their content. I have seen authors include their affiliate links throughout the contents of their eBooks. Other times, the eBooks serve as a long-form sales pitch for another product, course, service, seminar, etc. I’ve even seen authors accept money from companies in exchange for recommending the company’s products within the eBook.
  • Ebooks can bring in leads. As mentioned already, eBooks are used very often as a way to get new subscribers and followers. Showing a form on a site with a message like “Give us your email now and we’ll send you a free eBook containing our ultimate guide to succeeding at everything” has proven to be highly effective at getting people to subscribe to an email list.
  • Books / eBooks can be great for credibility. Having “author of” or “contributor to” some book title can look really good in your bio. Many companies highlight their team’s contributions to published works on their site as a way of proving their expertise. This can make potential clients and customers more likely to trust you and buy whatever you’re selling.

3.     Distribution

Ebooks can be easily distributed in a variety of ways. Marketplaces like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Google Play and more offer a convenient platform and a huge base of potential customers. Selling on a marketplace means you don’t have to set up your own online store and manage transactions and file delivery yourself. All you have to do is comply with the marketplace’s requirements and allow them to take a percentage of each sale.

Self-distributing via your own site is an alternative to selling on a marketplace. This strategy puts on you the responsibility of creating a site and managing every aspect of it over time. The reasons why some usually prefer self-distributing includes a desire for greater control over their site, a hope of more profits by eliminating the marketplace commissions, the chance to build their own brand and relationship with customers, and also the fact that it can complement their existing web-based business.

4.     File previews

Customers will often appreciate a preview of the book’s contents before buying. If the product is priced high and the contents are lengthy, providing some way for customers to verify that the eBook contains information they need may help increase sales and reduce refund requests. This can be accomplished by displaying images of select pages from the eBook on the product page, by offering a downloadable chapter from the book, or by referencing other content on the site which is included (since putting a series of blog posts together is a common way to produce an eBook).

5.     File types

There are numerous file extensions which eBooks can use. Some are proprietary like AZW which is exclusively for Amazon’s Kindle. Other formats are open and can be opened in a variety of applications. EPUB and PDF are the most popular but others like ODF are also common. When distributing on an eBook marketplace, there will usually be file type requirements. If you are self-distributing your eBook it may be wise to offer a variety of formats.

6.     Piracy

As with all digital products, the possibility of people obtaining your works and redistributing without your consent exists. This can be discouraged by using special file protection software which requires a password or some other authentication in order for the file to be opened. However, in the majority of cases this is unnecessary. Piracy is real but most of the time the effort it takes to fight and discourage it is not worthwhile, especially when the products are free or low cost. College textbooks are a good example of eBooks which often have higher prices and employ some kind of digital file protection.

7.     Translations

If your audience is multi-national, offering versions in other languages may be smart. This can greatly expand the reach of your content. However, it can be a tedious and costly process to create and maintain translated versions. There are professional translation services available which can make this happen for you. You’ll just need to know that the more eBooks you have, the longer they are, the more languages you wish to offer, the frequency in which you’ll be updating the books (if ever), and possibly the reading level of the content, may all affect the time and cost.

8.     Physical version

Another cool thing to consider, if the demand exists and the content lends itself to a physical format, is to offer customers a printed edition. This can broaden the reach of your information by allowing you to sell to those who prefer reading physical books and maybe even get your content on shelves at bookstores and libraries. You could distribute copies at events and offer signed copies.

Obviously, the process of distributing a physical book is far, far more involved than is the case with an eBook. The publishing process is complicated and costly. Plus you’ll have to deal with issues like shipping and inventory. Also, there are a lot of books which are better off remaining digital only, especially content which becomes irrelevant quickly. If you’re writing an eBook about using your favorite social network or web application, expect to be updating everything frequently as the platform changes. Updates to a digital book are much easier than their physical counterparts. But it is still worth noting, if the content is good and customers are willing to pay, with the same exact content you may be able to create a physical book.

Final note

EBooks are here to stay. The book market has clearly demonstrated that there is a place for both physical and digital books long term. What’s so cool about eBooks is that they can be distributed with virtually no overhead and can thus be employed for a variety of different purposes. Countless businesses today are either earning revenue directly through the sale of eBooks or utilizing them to further business goals in other, indirect ways.


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Elijah Iykemum, the new millionaire from Gombe who living his dream after receiving a cheque of N2,000,000 from Give ‘N’ Take Lottery

Elijah Iykemum won Nigeria’s biggest Jackpot Lottery

There was joy and excitement as a cheque of N2,000,000 was awarded to Mr Elijah Iykemum, a 40 year old teacher from Gombe who had participated in the National Jackpot Lottery which is Nigeria’s biggest Jackpot Lottery, organised by Give ‘N’ Take.

He was handed his cheque on the live broadcast of the 9th episode of the National Jackpot Lottery Game Show hosted by Actors, Segun Arinze and Linda Osifo.

Elijah had participated in the National Jackpot Lottery by purchasing 55 tickets at N100 per ticket. He said he wanted to generate different combinations to increase his chances of winning.

It was one of the 55 tickets he had purchased that turned him into an instant millionaire. He is now living his dreams and investing his money in new opportunities.

Who would become the Next Millionaire on the National Jackpot Lottery? As Segun Arinze says, Play with Small, Win Big, Live Your Dreams!

To Play the National Jackpot Lottery, look out for a Give N Take retail agent near you or play online at USSD quick play coming soon.



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