Friday, 30 November 2012

Doctors using marijuana to help treat some HIV and AIDS symptoms

Marijuana Plant

VANCOUVER, Canada — Marijuana has been found to be quite effective in the treatment of some symptoms exhibited by HIV infected persons, according to the doctors here in Vancouver, Canada who prescribe it for their patients.
Dr Silvia Guillemi, director of clinical education at the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, said marijuana controls nausea and helps patients with weight loss issues among other things. As such, Dr Guillemi said she often prescribes it for those patients who are desirous of using it.
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Marijuana grown for medical purposes is shown inside a greenhouse at a farm in Potter Valley, California in Mendocino County. (Photo: AP)
High Grade Ganja Plant

"We have a liberal approach here but not all physicians are online with that," said Guillemi, who is in charge of the immuno deficiency clinic which treats some 1,200 HIV infected persons.
Although there are two marijuana pills on the market, Dr Guillemi said some persons opt for other forms of it as they prefer to smoke it or make a oil from it. She, however, pointed out that the effect is usually not the same for all patients.
"I have a 60 year-old patient who was diagnosed late with HIV and she also has colon cancer and so she had tried using marijuana to control the nausea but it just didn't work for her," Dr Guillemi told the Jamaica Observer, following a tour of the facility by a Jamaica delegation of journalists and policymakers who are here to participate in a knowledge exchange organised by Panos Caribbean in partnership with the Simon Fraser University and the Vancouver Initiative..
Dr Julio Mantaner, also from the Centre of Excellence, said the marijuana pills have also shown to be very effective in treating some of the symptoms exhibited by patients. "A lot of my patients use it," he said, adding that it may be best not to smoke it as it may alter some people's judgement.
A recent report published earlier this year by a group of scientist at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, United States noted that drugs that target one of the two cellular receptors stimulated by the active ingredient in marijuana may prove to be effective at blocking a form of HIV that has been linked to faster disease progression during late stages of the infection.
The numerous effects of marijuana are said to be the result of chemical interactions between the drug's active ingredient, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and two receptors on a variety of cells in the body: cannabinoid receptor 1 (CRI) and cannabinoid receptor 2 (CR2).

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Thursday, 29 November 2012

Why Solar Power is so Expensive

The unfortunate reality confronting any push for alternative, renewable energy is cost. Solar power can provide a great way to get energy independent, but until it is cheap, it won't happen any time soon.
In the Wall Street Journal, they take a look at the falling costs of thin-film solar products, like what First Solar manufactures. Even with declining costs using solar power still costs nearly twice what coal or natural gas cost.
WSJ : Currently, it can cost 20 cents or more to produce a kilowatt-hour of electricity from a solar-power system, depending on where the system is located and the level of incentives offered. By contrast, generating electricity from coal or natural gas costs between 2 and 10 cents a kilowatt-hour, depending on the fuel and age of the power plant, while utility power in the U.S. averages about 8.9 cents, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
What's worse, particularly for First Solar, is that the panels the company manufactures are less efficient at converting sunlight into electricity than its rivals. First Solar competes on price by making cheaper panels.
The problem with thin film is its efficiency. First Solar's panels, made from cadmium telluride, convert 10.5% of the sunlight they receive into electricity, while San Jose, Calif.-based Nanosolar Inc. makes thin-film panels from copper indium gallium selenide, or CIGS, that are 14% efficient. That's still below the 19% efficiency of silicon panels made by Sunpower Corp. of San Jose. In addition, CIGS makers have yet to figure out how to produce their more efficient thin-film panels on a large commercial scale at a competitive cost.
As an industry leader, this places First Solar in a tenuous position. It is developing CIGS technology, but if rivals can cut costs, then First Solar's lead evaporates. For this reason First Solar might want to acquire a smaller solar company that makes CIGS panels.

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How to Make Money From Your Youtube Videos

In this post, I’m going to share with you a pleasant discovery I made about Youtube, posting videos and earning quick bucks online. I earned almost a buck for every SINGLE person who watched my video. I was quite amazed at how well this worked – and you might be too.
Here’s how it started:
Burt Goldman, an author in Los Angeles who I do online markering for sent me a collection of all videos of some his lectures. I own a mailing list of people interested in meditation. I wanted to share the video with them. To save money and cost – I decided to just upload a clip of the video to Youtube.
Since it’s owned by Google – I know that YouTube would be reliable, free and easy to use. It made a heck of a lot more sense than attempting to host the video myself.

But there’s another really neat thing about YouTube.

YouTube does not insist that you need to host the video only on their site. After you upload your video – you can grab a piece of code to embed the video into your own website or blog.
In the screen shot below….I’ve pointed to the Embed Link using a red arrow. You just need to copy and paste this link in the HTML of your blog or site and the YouTube video will now run off your site.
So using this Embed link, I pasted the YouTube video on one of our personal development blogs, .
You can see how the video shows on our blog by visiting this page. 
I then included a link to the video as part of my regular monthly mailing to my meditation list.

Now Here’s Where the Magic Happened

From my list, about 500 people watched the video. This in turn caused the video’s popularity on YouTube to go up.
You see…YouTube has millions of videos. Most only get a few dozen views. When you have just 500 people view your video…this boosts your videos ranking sufficiently enough that it get’s pushed to the top of the video charts in it’s category.
It does not take a lot of views to push your video above the 95% of average videos populating YouTube.
With just a few thousand views, the video we uploaded received 3 honors. It became one of the top watched “How To” videos of the day. This in turn caused other people in YouTube to start watching it. Within days, we received another 4000 views from general browsers on YouTube.
Of course, we also mentioned our site in our blog post and on YouTube page showing the video. Of the 4500 viewers, around a 300 visited the site.
On the site, we managed to sell 17 sets of Burt’s home meditation product – the Goldman Mind Box. Each sold for $200. Out total takings – $3400 in revenue.
So we essentially made 76 cents for every person who watched our YouTube video.

The Lesson Learned

YouTube is becoming a viable marketing tool. It’s developing an audience that is interested in niche areas.
Rather than hosting videos on your own site using tools like Wimpy Player or InstantVideoGenerator – consider hosting you videos on YouTube.
In addition to being free and highly reliable (since Google owns them). YouTube can easily get you tons of free viewers and thus traffic to your site.

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012

4g Lte Review

Gargantuan Android phones are everywhere. But a lot of people just want something smaller. The Incredible 4G is one of the few phones that isn't the size of a dinner plate, but it also raises a question: Does an Android OS even make sense on smaller screens anymore?

What Is It

The best HTC phone on Verizon—which did not get the HTC One series.

Who's It For

Android fans who love small phones. HTC Sense enthusiasts. Beats by Dre fans, maybe, but probably not.


It's an HTC phone. It's solidly built, with a matte rubberized back. It's thick enough that, when you first pick it up, you're not sure if it has a slide-out keyboard or not.

Using It

Using the Incredible never feels like using a premium phone. It's fast, until it's not. Lag creeps in under medium loads. With several apps running, actions like returning to the home page slow to a crawl.

The Best Part

The camera. HTC's been making good cameras for a while, going back to the Amaze last year, and definitely including the One series. The Incredible's camera is very fast, produces nice, natural colors, and handles low light as well as you can expect from a phone.

Tragic Flaw

The buttons. The volume rocker and power button are flush with the edges. They're hard to find when you want to, and easy to press when you don't.

This Is Weird...

The microUSB port is insanely hard to insert cables into. It defies logic.

Test Notes

  • Android just doesn't feel like it fits a smaller phone anymore. Stripping it of large, readable widgets makes it feel like a dumpy iPhone on smaller screens.
  • Battery life isn't great. Usually it's less than a day. Sometimes you could leave home with a full charge, spend a night out with LTE turned on, and it would be dead before getting home.
  • The display isn't as pristine as HTC's One X, but it's still quite good.
  • It gets uncomfortably hot while streaming music or video over LTE.
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How to control diabetes naturally

A number of factors like poor food choices, obesity and sedentary lifestyles have led to an increase in diabetes. Studies at the George Washington University have shown that simple dietary changes in the choice of food items, as well as eating patterns can alleviate diabetes. Diabetes was treated with high fiber wheat grains in ancient Egypt, ginseng herb in China, bitter gourd in India, and garlic and raw onions in many parts of the world.
Foods that Control Diabetes
Foods containing carbohydrates have a glycaemic index (GI) based on the extent of their effect on blood sugar levels in the body. Foods with a high GI are easily digested and metabolized, increasing weight and raising blood glucose levels, which in turn raises the levels of insulin required to control blood sugar levels. Processed food like items made from refined white flour have a higher index (70 plus) while sources with a low GI help to control diabetes. These include many fruits and vegetables and grains and cereals. A food item with little or no carbohydrate does not have a GI.
Fruits and Vegetables which Control Blood Sugar
Vegetables like beans and broccoli are rich in vitamins and minerals and soluble fiber, but low in fat. Broccoli is a rich source of the trace mineral chromium, which lowers blood sugar. Other chromium rich foods are beans, whole grain cereals, nuts, mushrooms and some fruits like pomegranates.
Fruits contain no cholesterol, and most contain very little fat, but are rich in vitamins. Though they are sweet, fruits like cherries, oranges, apples, apricots, pears and peaches have low GI  and do not raise blood sugar. However, fruits like avocado and coconut contain a substantial amount of fat.
Grains and Cereals that Reduce Blood Sugar
Whole grains like brown rice have no cholesterol and very little fat, and together with lentils, are filling food, so one tends to eat less, and thus gain less weight. Barley is another whole grain with a low GI and high soluble fiber.
Oats have no fat or cholesterol; instead they have high soluble fiber which brings down cholesterol and reduces weight. Therefore, this low GI food regulates blood sugar. It is better to use oatmeal with more grain, as the GI is lower. It can be used as a breakfast cereal, or even in combination with vegetables.
Other Foods that Control Diabetes
Potassium rich foods like garlic are also beneficial, as potassium stimulates the pancreas. Garlic contains sulphur and zinc, as well as manganese, the lack of which causes diabetes. Atherosclerosis, a complication of diabetes, can be prevented by the presence of manganese in garlic. Onions affect the release of insulin.
Chickpeas control blood sugar, and one of the best forms is to use them as hummus. This is a dip that is delicious with any kind of whole grain bread or even vegetables. Soybeans are used for therapeutic purposes.
Cooking Methods that Combat Diabetes
Some measures while cooking can help to control blood sugar and diabetes naturally. Herbs and spices like bay leaves, cloves and cinnamon which are rich in antioxidants can be used for seasoning or in desserts, instead of sugar. Cinnamon stimulates insulin activity. It is also important to choose healthy cooking mediums like olive oil.
The use of skim milk instead of whole milk lowers fat intake, while consuming only egg white eliminates the cholesterol-rich yolk. Fish contains omega 3 fatty acids that control surges of sugar, and should be chosen over poultry dishes like pork, beef or mutton. For the latter, the fat layer should be trimmed away. White sauce and cheese typically contain high saturated fats which increase blood sugar.
One can control diabetes by eating fiber and antioxidant rich fruits and vegetables and reducing starches, while sugar and sweets, sugary cold drinks, ice creams and milk chocolates should be omitted. It is important to keep weight under control, and have a regular schedule of exercise. Smoking and use of tobacco should be avoided, while it is also essential to maintain a positive attitude. A healthy lifestyle and diet are the best natural means of combating diabetes.
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Monday, 26 November 2012

How to Lower Blood Pressure With Ginger

A staggering number of Americans are being diagnosed with elevated blood pressure every day making this condition one of the most common even among younger people. Uncontrolled blood pressure can lead to heart attacks and strokes with debilitating and deadly consequences.
Unfortunately, traditional medicine very often resorts to prescription medications to control blood pressure and keep it within healthy norms. At times, high blood pressure drugs might result in even more dangerous side effects than the condition itself. More and more Americans are switching to more natural herbal approaches to manage high blood pressure and very often consider ginger and blood pressure connection.

Benefits of ginger tea are numerous and can help deal with a myriad of health conditions ranging from digestive problems to colds, achy joint and even cancer. Chinese medicine has been utilizing ginger to treat blood pressure for many centuries. Ancient oriental health practitioners believed that high blood pressure results from accumulated tension in the body or something that we simply call stress nowadays.
Ginger and blood pressure treatment protocol will start will evaluating patient’s diet to exclude dishes that are too high in salt and fats. Freshly grated ginger, garlic and hot peppers are generously added to add a burst of flavor to fresh ingredients that are sure to leave you satisfied without all the extra sodium that can elevate your blood pressure.

Ginger and blood pressure treatment program will include moderate exercise regimen that will suit your preference to keep you motivated. Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi or walking around picturesque settings will not only lower your blood pressure over a period of time, these activities will help you stay relaxed.
In addition to consuming freshly grated ginger, try making blood pressure reducing tea by steeping 1 teaspoon of the following herbs for 20 minutes: hawthorn berries, ginger rhizome, valerian root and leaves of motherwort. Take 2 cups daily to stay relaxed and keep your blood pressure at bay.

Ginger essential oils could be used alone or combined with other oils to add into your bath water to help you unwind after an especially stressful day and keep your control blood pressure within healthy norms.
If you are seriously considering ginger and blood pressure option for yourself and are currently taking prescription medications of any kind, talk to your doctor prior to initiating ginger treatment. Ginger is one of blood thinning herbs and can interact with certain pharmaceutical drugs.
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Thursday, 22 November 2012

How to write a Resume (Curriculum Vitae)

THE best starting point for writing a curriculum vitae is to think of yourself as a product. Your goal is to convince the buyer—whether that is an employer or a college admissions officer—that you are the best product for the position they have available. If you can grasp this concept early on, it will fundamentally change how you write your CV and give you the best chance of success.
Think of your CV as a brochure, highlighting the reasons why the recruiter should part with one hour and interview you. It’s critical to get it right first time.

If you are a recent graduate, a 2-3 page CV is fine. It needs to be brief enough to read through quickly, but not so brief you cannot sell yourself in it. People believe human resources staff read a CV for ten seconds and then decide whether to interview the candidate or not. This is not true. They look at a CV for ten seconds and then decide whether or not to continue reading. If they do, they read for another 20 seconds, before deciding again whether to press on, until there is either enough interest to justify an interview or to toss you into the “no” pile.
Mirroring the employer’s needs
When an organisation advertises a vacant role, it is saying to the market: “We have a problem: we don't have someone who can fill this position.” Therefore it is important that both your CV and cover letter prove that you are the solution to its quandary.
This is where "mirroring" the advertisement or job description is key. In most job descriptions there is a section highlighting the specific skills and abilities the employer is seeking. Read through this information and highlight the most important aspects, then mirror these in your CV and cover letter, highlighting how your skills, achievements, qualifications and experiences can meet these requirements.
Highlighting your achievements
When most people write a CV, they usually just list their experience, education, responsibilities and the like. However, the second key to an effective CV is showing how you excelled in these areas. As a graduate, there are many ways to do this. For example:
  • Have you gained any high level grades?
  • Were you awarded any responsibility (class rep. or committee member, for example)
  •  Did you receive any awards or scholarships?
As well as this, if you have had any practical work experience, highlight this to show your ability to work in teams, relate professionally to customers and demonstrate your work ethic.
Any voluntary experience can be of value early on in your career too. Many large accounting and banking firms take a positive view of community or voluntary work as this suggests a person of character, not just brains.
If you have solid career experience, you may also want to look at achievements such as meeting/exceeding sales targets, systems and processes you developed, as well as special projects you may have been involved in.
Key areas of your CV
Contact DetailsAlways make these the first thing an employer sees. If they want to contact you, it’s easy and they won’t have to hunt through the CV, finding them buried at the end in a tiny font. It sounds obvious, but make sure they are correct. I know of a chef who circulated a stunning CV around all the top restaurants. Sadly all his contact details were wrong, so he got no call backs.
ObjectiveFor a specific role, a tailored objective section is pivotal. Ensure you mirror what the firm is seeking, as well as highlight the job title. For example:
Seeking the role of graduate lawyer, where strong qualifications, combined with a passion for commercial and banking law can be used.
This will immediately draw the eye of the reader, and start to show you as the solution to his problem.
Personal SummaryThis is where the majority of the mirroring takes place. Assess and highlight the keywords from the job description, making sure they are included in the personal summary. You need to be careful not to plagiarise the employer’s content. However, you want them to be assured you have what they are seeking.
Generally this section is around 6-8 bullet points, concentrating on the specifics of the role, team orientation, software knowledge and personal traits such as being proactive and having a high attention to detail.
QualificationsOnce you have solid career experience, this section tends to go after the career history section (see below). However, if you are a recent graduate, this is your main achievement, so it should come first.
Generally you will highlight each qualification, with the university and year attained. After this, add a section entitled "Major Achievements". Here you will want to highlight the key aspects mentioned earlier, showing why you are a strong candidate for the role.
Career HistoryAlmost any work experience is relevant when you are starting your career. Recruiters at the early stages are looking for reasons not to interview you, so a candidate with some part-time customer services experience may have that extra edge when applying for a banking role. Of course, if you have a solid career background you should look to capitalise on your professional knowledge and experience, ensuring it is in line with the role you are seeking.
After each position have another "Major Achievements" section, highlighting any commendations you may have received, any further responsibilities you may have been awarded or any targets you may have achieved or exceeded. Again, these small positive examples all build up during the evaluation of your CV, keeping the recruiter interested enough to keep reading.
IT KnowledgeUnless you are an IT graduate, this section should be a brief account of the main software packages you know how to use. Again this is important, as if a specific program is not listed it will be assumed you do not have any experience using it.
Interests It is important to be seen as a rounded person, not just an accounting or legal machine who is only interested in work 24/7. Therefore briefly list 4-8 of your interests, remembering that these may become important when the company starts to talk about its culture later on in the recruitment process.
In this section, you can also talk about any voluntary or community support activities you may be involved with.
EducationAgain, for your first position, the education section is important and should highlight your main secondary school, as well as any achievements you may have had, such as academic awards or being a prefect or committee member. However, after your second or third position this section becomes less important and, later in your career, should drop off altogether. 
Becoming a person of influence online

As job hunting becomes more digital, it is vital you lay down a positive cyber profile to ensure your future career success. Developing a good looking and easy to read LinkedIn profile is important, as many recruiters browse these to scout for talent.
Also be proactive in your industry and start writing a regular blog or podcast relating to a professional topic you find interesting. After a period of time, you will start to develop a solid presence online which will increase your influence overall. Imagine a recruiter with two candidates: one with good grades and the other with good grades and 32 informative and insightful blog posts on market economics. Which one would you choose to employ?
Use Twitter as a professional tool too, providing knowledgeable content that dovetails with your blogs or podcasts.


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Making Money With Your Blackberry Phone

BlackBerry 10 lock screen

Making money on the internet is possible. With adsense there are many websites that allow you to monetize your content. With smart phones you can use your spare time to make money on the internet. There are 3 ways you can do this and I will outline these strategies one by one. What you have to remember is making money on the internet takes time and patience. If you are able to manage your time properly then the money will come.

I have a blackberry curve smart phone, this is a great phone which allows me to write content very quickly. I can quickly write 500 words using the email facility on the smart phone in about 20 minutes. I have calculated that during a typical day I waste about 6 hour travelling and doing needless activities, the only reason I can't write content is because I don't have my laptop. Now with my smartphone editing features I can quickly write the articles and email to myself to upload later.

I use this strategy for my blogs and on infobarrel. To mix it up a bit I also use my blackberry app to answer questions on webanswers. Another great app on most smartphones is the high pixel camera facility and ability to upload directly to YouTube. I have a 2 year old son for whom I constantly film and upload. Once you have enough videos you will get invited to the YouTube partnership program where ads will be placed on your videos.

Another great app is survey completer, if you are able to join a site like Global Test Survey then you can use this app to quickly complete surveys and generate income. If you can mix it up and use your spare time effectively then by using the features of your smart phone you can definitely make money.

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How To Make Money Online

How to make money online? For most of us, jobs are necessity as we need money for sustenance and meeting our expenses. It is not the most ideal way of life (unless you enjoy your job and get paid well). If we had resources to live a life without the fear of a monetary crisis, we might have quit our jobs to pursue other things.
If you are able to achieve financial freedom without having to work for a job which requires you to work more than 40 hours a week, you can quit your job. When you know how to make money—whether offline or online—the road to financial freedom and quitting your job becomes a possibility. The road to financial freedom is open for all. If you are willing to make the effort to explore new opportunities and execute them, you can become a self-employed professional or an entrepreneur.
If you are wondering how to make money without having to work for a job, there are numerous ways of making money in the traditional market as well as in the online world. In the traditional market, you can easily earn money by trading in stocks and derivatives, buying or selling real estate, offering consultancy service or setting up a small business. If you are not ready to start a your own business venture, consider going online and tapping the huge market to earn a decent living.

Starting an online venture is easy and quick. You can set up your online business/project in less than a few minutes and make money online. How to start making money from home? In this article, we will see various ways of making money on the Internet and bringing home the bacon.

1. Earn money with websites

How to make money online?
How to make money online?
The Internet has millions of websites. Did you ever wonder why? Websites are like online real estate. You can have different types of online properties, websites being the simplest of them. You don’t need to have a degree in Internet technologies to create a website. All that you need to do is register a domain name (around $10 per year) and purchase hosting space (less than $100 annually).
You can acquire basic knowledge of HTML and creating websites over the Web and then create your website. You can also your content management systems such as WordPress and Joomla to create websites. Once you have your online property ready, sell advertising space and hyperlinks or offer to publish paid content.

2. Make money with blogs

Blogs are specialized websites which are updated frequently and have a different format of presenting information. Blogs can be about a niche topic, personal experiences, travelogues or how-to guides.
You can use keyword research to pick a topic for your blog after analyzing your area of strength and advertising revenue potential. Use tools like Google Keyword Tool and SpyFu to see if there are a lot of people looking for information on the topic that you want to write about.
You can use free services such as Blogger to create a without spending a penny, but it is advisable to buy your domain name and integrate it with your free Blogger blog. Better still, get your own WordPress blog with own domain name.
Pick an interesting topic, write good articles, share with all your friends on Facebook and Twitter, and you are off to a good start. Once your blog starts getting decent number of readers, monetize it using ad networks, joining affiliate programmes, writing paid reviews and content.

3. Offer copywriting services

Don’t want to start a website or blog? With the increasing number of websites and blogs, there is a constant demand for content for these websites. You can provide content for websites and make money online. Still wondering how to make money online by offering copywriting service? Check out freelancing websites such as Fiverr and Elance. Fiverr is a hot place for offering copywriting services. You can create a gig to write one 500 words article for $5.
If you want to make money offering writing services, make sure that you know how to write for search engines. For SEO, the article should have 2-4% keyword density, or the number of times the keyword phrase appears very 100 words. If you are writing 500 words on ‘removing virus’, it should appear 10-20 times in the article.

4. Write for content networks

Several content network websites pay for articles or blog posts. Associated Content  and Helium “pay for performance” based on page views for articles on almost any topic. When you write articles on topics specified by them, you can earn payments of as much as $200. Also, a lot of companies require part-time bloggers to update their blogs.
You can also make money online by creating content for websites like Squidoo , HubPages and Google Knol. You can create articles or hubs on any number of topics and get paid a share of the advertising revenue. If you promote your affiliate links, you have all the mney generated though them for yourself. Though the money can be very small if you write just one article, it can grow into a decent additional income as you have more number of popular articles on these websites.

5. Create an e-book

Do you have good knowledge about some subject? Can you help others find solutions to their pressing problems? You can write an e-book on your computer using any word processor. Once you have it ready, format it like a book and convert it into an e-book in PDF format. You can also add an interesting e-book cover to make it look attractive. You can easily find someone on Fiverr .
How to make money online through ebooks? Sell it on your website/blog or eBay. You can also sell it through affiliates. Joining an affiliate programme such as ClickBank or Commission Junction  as a seller and promote your e-book through affiliates by offering them a commission for sales.

6. Offer newsletters

Do you have access to plenty of information in any particular sector or niche? Make use of this resource to make money online. Compile all information, news and articles in an elegant newsletter and offer it for a subscription fee. Your newsletter can be daily, weekly or monthly.
Who will subscribe to your newsletter? Get a list of prospective buyers from public information repositories or paid directories and give them a free trial subscription of your newsletter. Once they see the value in your newsletter, you will get plenty of subscribers.

7. News clipping services

Among many jobs of a public relations company is keeping track of articles and reports published in newspapers, magazines and online journals. Some also track the latest developments in the client’s business area. You can offer this service as a stand-alone. Offer to send them daily or weekly updates and maintain a database of news reports and clipping for companies.
If you are a bit creative, you can modify and customize it to the requirements of your local companies and executives. What about a service which tracks all the news and developments in the client’s business area while he is off on a vacation? Your client won’t have to struggle with staying updated with news during or after his vacation. Charge a small fee for this comfort. Does this sound like a cool way of making money online?

8. Earn as an affiliate

Most would love to earn money by promoting products, but it requires you to connect with your readers in a way that instill confidence and trust in you. Affiliate marketing requires you to have a friendly and informal relationship with your prospective buyers using unconventional strategies.
If you want to make money online by promoting a web hosting  company, you can offer to help your prospective buyers help create a website or blog. Make them feel cared. If they can rely on you for help, they are more likely to buy web hosting through your affiliate link.

9. Sell stock photos

How to make money online selling stock photos?
How to make money online selling stock photos?
Even if you are an amateur photographer, you can sell photos on stock photography websites such as Fotolia, ShutterStock, Dreamstime and iStockphoto. Magazines, web designers and advertisers are constantly in need of stock photography for websites, newsletters, presentations, brochures, etc. You can make a sale if your photo meets their requirements.
Make sure that you don’t include images of trademarked brands, art or people’s faces that are readily identifiable without having a model release. Upload all good pictures with proper tags and description. Some sites put your images through a rigorous quality check, but once you have a good number of images on stock photography websites, you can have a constant flow of passive income.

10. Virtual tutor

Can you help school and college students understand their course studies better? If you can tutor students, there are several e-tutoring websites such as TutorVista, e-tutor and SmartThinking where you can make money. Apply with a good e-learning website as a tutor, take the certification test and start helping students understand their syllabus or complete their homework. You can work for any number of hours a day. Once you establish yourself as a good teacher, you can start giving lectures and webinars instead of tutoring individual students.

11. Buy and sell domains

Can you spot the difference between domain names? What is the Page Rank of a domain? If the answer is yes, you can start domaining , or the business of buying and selling domain names. If you don’t target top domain names, you can start your business with a small investment. Spot domain names which can be registered, bought from owners or in domain expiry auctions. Before buying a domain name, confirm that the domain will interest some prospective buyers. Get hold of the domain name and then offer it to the end-user for a premium.
Domaining requires that you keep exploring the options available on websites like Sedo ,SnapNames , Flippa  and eBay . Several good domains are allowed to expire by their current owners. Look for such deals on domain auction websites where domains get listed after expiry. The lists of terminated domains can be a good starting point for making money online.

12. Flipping websites

Like real estate, there is a whole bunch of investors and speculators willing to buy websites and blogs. You can tap this pool of buyers by offering them new, turnkey websites created on topics or niches which are considered good money spinners. If you own a website with a steady income, buyers will be willing to pay around 12 times the monthly revenue. You can also buy websites, increase traffic and revenue through SEO and then sell it for a high price. Go and check out Flippa to see how others trade in this market.

13. Search engine marketing

How to make money online doing SEO?
How to make money online doing SEO?
Most of the traffic to websites is driven through search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing. A website/webpage in the first position in search engines for its target keywords will get the maximum number of visitors. So it becomes very important to optimize your website for search engines and strive for being at the top on search result pages. This entire process is called search engine optimization or SEO. It is a lucrative business and just a few good clients can get you a steady online income.

14. Social Media Marketing

With the rise of sociall media websites such as Facebook and Twitter, a new avenue for making money online has emerged. You can manage social media accounts for companies and help them maintain their brand image on these social media platforms. There are also people who get paid to tweet on behalf of companies and build brands and positive image for them among their fans and followers.

15. Sell fans and followers

Rise of Twitter and Facebook as important social platforms means every brand and company feels it necessary to maintain an account on these networks. If the company or brand is not a household name across the globe, they might not be able to get attention and following that the company wants. To make their accounts look good, such companies often buy Twitter followers and Facebook friends.
You can offer to build fan following for such companies. Once you get a gig from a company to increase their following on social media websites, you can get in touch with providers who sell friends and followers in bulk at lower rates. So you benefit from the arbitrage and make money online.

16. Freelance programmer

If you can write programmes in PHP, Javascript, Ruby or other languages, you can find plenty of work on freelancing websites. Register yourself with some good freelancing websites, roll up your sleeve and start working. Offer bargain prices in the begining and increase your rates gradually as you gain reputation as a top-quality service provider. A lot of people use this method to make money online.

17. Become a web designer/developer

Every day a large number of websites are created and several old ones wear a new look. There is a huge demand for people who can create websites. Even if you do not know anything about web designing, it will only take a few weeks to learn basics of website designing and coding. Start taking simple website jobs and keep learning advanced techniques on the job. You can turn to books, websites and blogs for help. Web development work projects can be found on freelance websites and webmaster forums.

18. Design icons, flyers, brochures

How to make money online selling graphics?
How to make money online selling graphics?
If you have good Photoshop skills, use it to create stock icons, graphics, brochures, flyers and logos which can be sold on stock image websites. Graphic and web designers have to offer multiple options for logos, fliers and brochures to their clients. Only one of them is accepted by the client and the rest remain unused. You can also put such materials for sale on stock image websites.

19. Create website themes and templates

Not everyone can afford to get a custom website made as web designers charge a decent amount of money. Bloggers and website owners who want an attractive website or blog without paying hundreds of dollars to web designers use premium website templates and themes which are available for just a fraction of the cost.
As a designer, you can create template and themes for popular content management systems (CMS) and sell them on websites like ThemeForest. Make sure that your theme has loads of features and is flexible enough to meet the buyer’s requirements. WordPress being the most popular CMS, creating WordPress theme is very lucrative.

20. Sell merchandise

How to make money online selling merchandise?
How to make money online selling merchandise?
Can you create sexy illustrations and designs that can be used for t-shirts, coffee mugs, posters, greeting cards, key rings and other stuff? You can sell merchandise with your artwork, slogans or logos without having to bother about manufacturing or creating your own inventory. You can upload your artwork on websites such as CafePress , which takes care of managing and selling products with your artwork. You will receive a commission for each sale.

21. Write a book

With websites like Lulu , anyone can become a published author. You write your novel or book and submit it to the website. When someone orders your book, it is printed and shipped. You get a commission/royalty.

22. Become a YouTube performer

If you can create funny skits, drama or parodies, head over to YouTube. You can upload any video which does not violate any copyright issues or rules of YouTube. When your videos become popular on the video-sharing website, you will be given the option to show ads and generate revenue.

23. Use YouTube for affiliate marketing

Video are way more interactive than written text. Select a product to sell and join the affiliate programme which offers the product. You can find thousands of products from different niches to promote on ClickBank. Create interesting video reviews of the products and include your affiliate link in the video and in the description text on the webpage. Add short URLs for your affiliate links and start making money online. It is easier to sell on YouTube.

24. Virtual assistant

Small businesses, online entrepreneurs and individuals often need people to take care of their daily works or administration. Often the amount of work is not enough to justify a full-time employee or they want to outsource the job. As a virtual assistant, you will have to work like an assistant or a secretary. You can make money from your home, interacting with clients either online or over the phone.

25. Sell stuff on eBay

More and more people buy books, videos, electronics and other stuff online. The volume of Internet marketing has been growing constantly. You can also make money online by selling new or used products on websites like eBay. You can also find second-hand cars being sold on eBay.

26. eBay trading assistant

Selling products on eBay requires a lot of work from monitoring orders, tracking progress of new orders and shipping. Several sellers do not want to handle all this work on their own. You can be their eBay trading assistant  after registering with eBay.

27. Amazon affiliate programme

Amazon, one of the top online stores, provides commission (2-3%) to people who bring business and help them sell products. If you have a website, you can join Amazon affiliate programme  and promote products there. You can also create websites which review products available on Amazon.

28. Sell trinkets

It’s not just high-tech gadgets that sell online. Handmade items such as bags, jewellery, key rings and greeting cards are also in demand from online shoppers. If you can create such stuff, join websites like Etsy  and start making money online.

29. Internet directories

A website directory can be used to make money online by charging website owners to be listed in your directory. If your website directory is reputed among users and search engines, you can command a premium for listings and backlinks.

30. Article directories

Article marketing is one of the strategies for improving SEO. As Google improves its search results, old article directories are losing favour from search engines. You can create article directories for specific niches, accept only high-quality articles and charge the users for the privilege of getting backlinks from your directory.

31. Microjobs

For those who lack any skill or don’t want to make the extra effort, there are micro jobs which can be as simple as joining some Facebook fan page. You get paid a few cents to a couple of dollars for such micro jobs on websites like MicroWorkers .

32. Sell web hosting

You don’t need to set up server hardware to start a web hosting company. Several hosting companies such as Hostgator  and GoDaddy allow reseller accounts where you sell web space to customers and the hosting company hosts them under your reseller account. You can charge customers as much as you want. If you promote your service locally, it can be an even better way for making money online.

33. Arbitrage opportunities

If you are familiar with the online space, you can easily make some quick buck by taking advantage of the price difference between services provided on two different platforms. For example, webmaster might be buying backlink packages on a forum for $10-25, while the same packages might be available for $5 on Fiverr. Be the intermediary and keep the difference.

34. Online researcher

Many authors, educationists and students need researchers to get information on certain subjects. You can be the person who does the research and makes money online.Check if someone is looking for a researcher on Craigslist classifieds website .

35. Get-paid-to websites

Get-paid-to websites are for those who don’t have any skill to make money online. Sign up with legitimate get-paid-to websites for free and take part in surveys, read newsletters, visit website or play games. Don’t get scammed in your desire to make money online.

36. Forex trading

Start as a forex trader and make money online speculating the movement of currencies. You will have to understand the currency market first. You can take a course online or from a local currency trading company. Again, beware of scam artists.

37. Gambling

Gambling can be the road to riches for many. Gamble your luck against other gamblers in the online world and pocket nifty cash in short time. How to make money online gambling? Just Google for numerous ways of gambling online.

38. Proxy websites

Set up a proxy websites which allow users to bypass website censorship at workplaces, schools or colleges. Some proxy services make money through advertising, while others charge money for providing access to their service. There are numerous ways to monetize a proxy website.

39. Digg for cash

Social sharing websites such as Digg  and StumbleUpon  are often used to promote news, events and products. If you are a reputed power user on websites like Digg, people will start approaching you to create buzz on their company or products. You can cash in on the opportunity and make money online. If you are just starting, it will take some time before you see any cash.

40. Sell databases/emails

Don’t worry, it is going to be legal. Several websites such as DMOZ  offer valuable data and contact directories for free download. You can download these databases and sell directory listings, modified or value-added DMOZ data or email lists. You can download DMOZ database and combine it with other information like phone number and postal address from physical Yellow Pages directories. You can then sell the enhanced product for a premium.

41. Start online forums

Does your local community faces issues on which there can be a good forum where people network and share ideas? Are you passionate about something and want to offer a common platform for others like you across the globe. Once established, your forum flourishes on auto-pilot.

42. Forum posting

If you enjoy sharing ideas with others on forums or helping others with their problems, you can offer to be paid forum poster. New forums need ghost members to make the forum look active even when there are just a few users.

43. Professional gamer

If you like playing video games, there is money to make in this too. Top players get paid for participating in tournaments, attending gaming fests and endorsing products.

44. Building apps

With smartphones and tablet computers like iPad becoming popular, there is a growing market for apps for use on these devices. Developing and selling your own app can make you a millionaire. All that you need to do is invest time and effort in creating a really interesting and useful app.

45. Create a web comic

If you can illustrate, create a digital comic character for your very own super here comic book or comic strip. You can create comic books/strips and make them available on your website. Monetize the website with ads. If your comic is good enough, try getting it into some syndication network or local newspaper.

46. Sharing files online

Do you know why there are so many people offering stuff on file sharing websites such as Script Mafia? Several file sharing websites offer money to the uploader every time someone downloads the file using his link. Upload files on sharing websites such as Ziddu, Uploading and and get paid.

47. Get paid to answer

Sharing your knowledge and start making money by answering queries. You can find websites such as JustAnswer  and Ether where you can make money by offering your knowledge and expertise.

48. Install web applications

Installing website scripts or platforms such as WordPress  and Joomla  can be tricky for new website owners. You can make money online by charging for installing website scripts, CMS and forums on others’ servers.

49. Translating documents

With globalization, content in one language often needs to be converted into another. If you know two languages, get paid for translating documents online and offline. You can find work through free classifieds as well as freelancing websites.

50. Comment on blogs

You can offer to leave comment on websites for making it look a happening place or to get do-follow backlinks from other websites. You can leave comments on do-follow websites or blogs on behalf of a website and get paid.

51. Dropshipping

You can sell stuff by collaborating with manufacturers which offer dropshipping, which involves shipping the product to customers on behalf of the seller. You collect the order and then instruct the manufacturer to ship the product to your buyer. After paying the manufacturer, you keep the remainder.
Now you have plenty of options for making money online. Choose the one that you find interesting. If you looking for a unique answer for how to make money online, you can generate more online business ideas by modifying these according to available opportunities.
You need not quit your job for starting an online venture. Start working onlline in your spare time while still having the security of a regular income from your day job. Once you have enough experience and start making a decent income online, you can start working online full-time. Don’t just keep reading about how to make money online. Create a plan, roll up your sleeves and start working.
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