Thursday, November 16, 2017

Make Money from Cryptocurrency Investment, Trading, Mining, Lending, Advertising, Blogging

I often get asked about Bitcoin and the rise of cryptocurrency when giving e-commerce talks. As I am improving our E-Payments Module in our E-Commerce Program, I decided to invest time / resource to research on this matter.

Back in November 2016, 1 Bitcoin was only around USD$700. This month, November 2017, it reached an all-time high of more than US$7500 per Bitcoin. There's a lot of discussion among its active investors that it will likely reach US$10,000 soon especially as more countries, businesses, influencers embrace it.



In my ongoing research about cryptocurrency, there are many ways a person can derive income online.

I'll be updating this post as we share the steps we have taken and experiments made.

Bitcoin Wallet / Loading Cash / Withdrawing Cash

1. Coins.ph
Sign-up through this link to get P50 after activation. You will earn the same from the friends you invite using your link. Remember to get your Bitcon Wallet Address (click on your BTC Wallet and then click on the QR code symbol) as most programs out there requires you to have one.

2. Binance and/or HitBTC
I suggest getting a Binance account and/or HitBTC as there are online earning programs out there that pays through other forms of cryptocurrency. You can also opt to receive Bitcoin funds here if your intention is to invest in other tokens / coins.


3. BitOES Bitcoin to Paypal conversion
If you want to convert and send your Bitcoin to Paypal (or other payment solutions), this is a platform that offers such service.

4. Changelly Cryptocurrency exchange
Once you own a currency, the common process is to convert it first to Bitcoin before you can get a different one. Changelly allows you to convert one cryptocurrency to another type.


5. Cryptopay Debit Card
If you want to have a Bitcoin wallet that is connected to an ATM card and you can use it when purchasing products online (functioning as debit card), this service is for you. Although this is not yet available in the Philippines at this time.

One you have all of that set-up, you can start joining programs.

With Investment

(We will edit this post and add screenshots as we are able to successfully earn.)

Trading

What is usually suggested is to invest in the top 10 coins if you are beginning. "Buy low, sell high" is common advise you will receive from those who have done it.

A reasonable starting amount for trading would be P20,000 pesos. Otherwise, you will lose a lot from the fees charge for processing transfers from your Bitcoin wallet to Trading platforms (which is around P700 at least per transaction for Bitcoin). I learned this the hard way.

Before buying any coin, make sure to read about them online - website, forums, reviews.

So far, I have some in Bitcoin, Tron, WaltonCoin, and BitConnect.

For Initial Coin Offerings (ICO), I have put some on SNOV.io and TagCoin (Tagcash).

Crypto-Mining

Although income generated in mining takes time, I like the idea that you can have passive income if you are able to set this up properly.

Based on what I have seen from other people's experience, it will take 4 months before you can recover what you invested and start making a profit from there.





I invested around US$100 dollars each on SHA-256 and Ethash. It seems you will need to put more in Ethash to have a better return after a year.

Unlike in SHA-256 where your initial investment will become more than x3.


(the 3% discount code is ZimUVN)

If you purchased through credit card, it will take time (32 days) before you see anything on your dashboard in so far as revenue projections are concern. You will need to be patient on that.

The contract runs for 2 years. What I like about Genesis Mining is that you can customize the mining allocations. So even if I got Ether, Zcash, Monero, I can still actually mine Bitcoin by choosing it.

I initially invested around $120 for this. The moment the revenue dashboards start showing up, I will have a better picture on what the revenue projections will be like.


Lending


This is where you can invest US$100 and receive earnings daily. The earnings can be withdrawn anytime (USD convert to Bitconnect then to Bitcoin) while the principal is on hold for 299 days (for this investment level). Bigger lending amounts have shorter hold periods.

REMINDER: Make sure that you are transferring funds to your Bitcoin Wallet there. On my first time, I made a mistake of sending Bitcoin to my Bitcoin Cash wallet instead. This is not reversible and can't be adjusted. Good thing it was a small amount as I was not familiar on the minimum investment needed.

Based on my computation, it will take around 80 days to recover what you initially invested and the rest will be as profit.

BitConnect has its share of critics wary of its business model accusing it as a scam. Some pointed to articles about a government investigation. On the other hand, you will also find influencers / members explaining and pointing to what they refer as "updated" information.

Its ranking in the Top 100 made me decide to give it a shot and include in this experiment. To be safe, I invested on the minimum amount level.



2. Bit Waves
BitWaves is another lending platform we saw lately that accepts an initial investment of $25. I am considering testing this also in the near future.

RISKS

Like any investment, there are risks and use only what you can afford to lose. I refer to them as a learning investment as returns is not in the form of monetary income only but also hands-on knowledge gain.

When you research about ICOs, a lot of them are also being accused as scam or shit coins.

Even Bitcoin or alt coins mining are also referred to by some as ponzi or a scam.

What I learned this early is that in cryptocurrency, those with conventional business models don't grab attention. Some ideas take time to catch on and you rely on influencers you read online or regularly watch on YouTube for info.

In my case, I only started looking at it with the growing number of questions we receive in digitalfilipino and event talks. That is when I decided to understand it better with an open mind knowing its probable monetary losses.

So keep that in mind when you decide to take the plunge or experiment on any investment available out there.

It is always best to do your due diligence and look at both sides of the coin.

Without Investment

There seems to be a lot of sites that gives you an opportunity to earn without any investment asked for. Here are some that we are currently testing.

Advertising

1. Bitter
This site asks you to add a plugin that will allow you to check on available ads that you can view and get paid for it.

2. BTC Clicks
This site pays you for clicking on ads.

3. AdBTC
This site pays you for visiting ads (includes auto-surfing too).



Blogging

1. Steemit
Steemit is a blog site that allows you to earn STEEM currency from blog publishing, commenting, and upvoting content. This can also come in the form of contribution given by other community members.



Crypto-Mining 


Bitcoin Mining

You need to provide your Bitcoin wallet address for this 

Bitcoin Cash Mining
You need to provide your Bitcoin Cash wallet address for this 

Ethereum Mining
You need to provide your Ethereum wallet address for this 



Monero, Dash, Ethereum Mining
You need to have multiple wallets for this to accept the coin you like or use Changelly or BitOES to convert.


I really like Minergate as it allows you to use your own computer and Android phone resources to mine.

Litecoin Mining
You need to provide your Litecoin wallet address for this.
1. Litecoin Miner



10-Days Wait

The moment you reached the minimum payout value, the temptation is there to request a payout already to test the system. However, you still won't have enough on your earnings to cover the processing fee (resulting to a 10-day wait.).

Learn more

I will be organizing a webinar soon for our Patrons who would like to see our experiments in action. This includes learning and experiment updates. Become a Patron at http://patreon.com/janettetoral 

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

E-Commerce Affiliate Marketing & Lead Generation in the Philippines


E-commerce affiliate marketing and lead generation is reaching mainstream status in the Philippines. It helps in many ways including:
  1. The merchant or marketplace can tap influencers and hardworking social media users to promote their products or services. Compensate those who were able to generate revenue for them.
  2. The blogger, community manager, virtual assistant, social media user can generate income by recommending products they have tried or believe in. Any purchase by their connections through their link will entitle them to a commission.

Getting started with Affiliate Marketing and Lead Generation


If you are ready to venture into affiliate marketing, I suggest getting into popular brands and build experience. This is a great and humbling on-the-job training giving you a unique digital marketing experience. It will make you realize as well what works for you at the moment and what can you improve on.


You can also join our free e-learning program online - Affiliate Marketing and Lead Generation Boot Camp - to get started.

Some of my favorite sites where you can get started includes:
Lead generation opportunities are now happening as well in real estate, insurance, car loans, credit card applications, training, among others. It is usually arrange on a per company where trackers are set manually.

Generating affiliate and lead generation revenue

Conversions don't happen overnight. It takes time as you gradually need to introduce your readers to your affiliate or lead generation content. Here are some ideas:
  • Let your friends know about your new product or service you are carrying. Sharing a story will allow your audience to see that you are not just there to make a quick buck on them.
  • Match your affiliate ads with the kind of content and audience patronizing your website. If you already have an active blog, you can update your popular blog post and add deep links. Then re-share them. 
  • Build your authority on the topic you want to niche in. Users who value your content will appreciate your product recommendations. 
  • Create a content calendar to plan your postings. Be consistent in posting useful content. You can start with topics close to your heart or profession. 
  • Be disciplined on how you promote your content or your affiliate links. When using social media, use links, images, and videos. 
  • Email marketing can be helpful too. 
This blog post will be regularly updated to add sites where you can join and tips too.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Nearly 700K Tweets about the #APEC2015 Summit in the #Philippines

On the 18 and 19 of November, world leaders gathered in Manila for the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting. Twitter saw 680,000 conversations as the world joined in on the annual gathering.


The chart below shows the flow of the Twitter conversation over the past eight days.
 

Here are the spotlighted Tweets from the #APEC2015
Yesterday, I also got interviewed by State of the Nation news program on the various APEC related tweets that citizens have used. Although citizens have become savvy in using platforms like Twitter and Facebook to vent their concerns with the use of hashtags they believe is relevant to them, I hope more can also use it as an opportunity to also understand the issues, research about it, and share their findings to others.