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Everyone is aware that the internet contains a wealth of information on a wide range of topics from the latest technology to entertainment gossip. But are you aware that you can earn money online, make profits and earn a living using the internet? There are many legitimate activities that are helping people earn money online, with that more and more people are starting new ventures on the internet making it their full-time profession.

Making money online is no longer a pipe dream, it is a reality and it’s not complicated. All that is needed is a little patience, perseverance, and time to implement your idea and get started. The income generated can be a supplement but if your idea clicks it can be a lot more than a supplementary income. Here are some ways to make profits online.

Freelancing:

It is one of the most popular ways to earn money as there are many options available on the internet. Many websites are looking for the services of freelancers to work on their tasks. To work as a freelancer you will need to create your online account in various sites like Freelancer, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc. Once you create an account, you can browse through their listings and look for tasks that suit your skill sets. Many websites like freelancer.com, upwork.com, etc. need your previous experience to be listed so that the clients contact you for projects. They pay you money based on the type of contract and also rate your work.

The main advantage of this type of work is that you can work at your pace and you are the boss. If you want to make money online fast through freelancing here are a few tips

  • Find a niche which is profitable
  • Do a thorough analysis of your target clients and choose the right first client
  • Set the right price for your services, don’t undervalue or overvalue your work.
  • Create a portfolio website that is of high-quality as it can make a statement of the quality of work you can bring to the projects.
  • Showcase samples of your previous work and what you can accomplish
  • Learn the right way to pitch for work, there are many other freelancers pitching for the same piece of work, showcase why you should be hired and not others.
  • Effective time-management is necessary especially if you are juggling with your day-job and freelancing work. Ensure both are not affected.

Affiliate Marketing:

If you are wondering how to make money online for free, affiliate marketing is a great option. You can sell products or services that are offered by a brand or company through your website or blogs. The way it works is like this; you will mention the product or service of your affiliate partner and link it to a unique affiliate code that you get when you sign up for the program. That is it when someone reading your blog or looking at your website clicks on the link and buys the product you earn money. Apart from affiliate programs, you can also earn money from affiliate ad network which has many different affiliates in one unified place.

The most critical aspect of making money in affiliate programs is to build a database of subscribers and potential customers. You should then follow up with them to generate sales. The major advantage of this program is that you don’t need to have a customer support team or even have your products all you need to do is to pick the right niche and promote products that can have great sales and earn commissions.

Earning Money Through Smart Investment:

The global economy is such that the cost of living is increasing every day and it is becoming more and more difficult to run a family. Even if you save money, there is no guarantee that the amount will suffice especially if you have a growing family. How to make money online for beginners may seem a daunting task. Smart investing by knowing where, how and when to invest while maximizing profits and minimizing risks is the key. Another key aspect is to analyze all the options available and make a strategy based on your goals and needs.

Another way to earn an extra income is by starting an online business. You can create a website or hire someone to build a website to sell products online through drop shipping, A third-party manufactures and ships products to you and you take orders on your website and sell them to the customers. One thing to remember is to select the right niche market and product and be a specialty store. If you have creative ideas you can also start your online business by setting up a website which displays your products and can earn money sitting at home.

Start Blogging:

Starting a blog is one of the easiest ways to make money with an online business. The blog can be of any topic that you like but it is better to choose a niche which is profitable as you have to make money from the blog. But whatever be the blog you can share your passions, thoughts in the most interesting and creative way so as to connect to the people who are reading it. Once the blogs you write become well-read and has followers you will make money through advertising like Google AdWords, affiliate marketing or through subscribers. It is essential that you host your blog on a reputed and customized domain as that makes your blog trustworthy and you can get advertisements of products.

There is a great demand for fresh and authentic content and people who are good at writing can create viral content not just through blogs but also through informative articles, newsletters, white papers, and press releases.

Transcription Jobs:

Due to globalization, there are many jobs online which involves translation from one language to another. People who know multiple languages can make use of it as there is a huge demand for such skills. It is also one of the best online jobs for students as they learn many languages in their school curriculum and can use it to make some extra cash. Transcription jobs on offer range from medical, corporate to legal audio recordings. A certified transcriptionist can earn a higher income than a beginner.

Apps That Can Help You Earn Money:

Smartphones have become an extension of the hand and easy availability of the internet is one of the reasons for it becoming very popular. Smartphones are being used for many things like shopping, reading eBooks, playing games, chatting, using social media, taking pictures, watching videos and much more. But did you know that you can earn money instead of killing time browsing on your phone? Wondering how to make quick money in one day. You can earn money in your spare time by downloading apps that will help you earn money. All you have to do is to do simple tasks like sharing photos, fill online surveys, perform secret shopping or watch videos and answer queries. Moreover, there is no terms and conditions involved, it is a legitimate way to earn some extra money in your spare time.

Virtual Assistant:

A virtual assistant can also make money online. Managing websites through content optimization, email account management or social media administrator who manages tweets, Facebook groups, blogging, etc are some of the tasks that a virtual assistant has to perform. You can also work on many clients at a time apart from offering flexible working hours.

Making Money Selling Pictures:

Smartphones are used all throughout the day. If photography is a hobby and your gallery is full of photos there are many companies which are ready to buy your stock photos. There are many apps where you can upload photos from your phone and make money online without investment. Companies give you a percent of the sales profit and the more photos you upload and sale the more money you can make. The trick to earning more profits is to upload a large number of photos or target niche market which has the least representation. The key is to have the best photos in the most selling niche categories.

Online Coaching:

Technology has enabled reduce the cost of communication and connecting to people anywhere in the world is possible. There are many online tutoring jobs which helps students connect to competent tutors around the world. It is a win-win situation for both tutors and students, it helps students get a quality education at home and helps tutors earn money. A qualified tutor who is an expert simplifies the concepts, evaluates assignments and provides feedback on improvement areas will get positive reviews from students and better ratings.

You can also start your own tutoring website which can connect many kids who are on the lookout for tutors. The advantage of this job is that it is flexible and you should be online only for a few hours. Apart from tutoring, you can also write eBooks on topics of your expertise. People who buy your books will also look for answers to questions, advice, etc which you can monetize.

Online Publishing

If you are an expert in a subject you can translate it into a book and there are many publishing platforms where you can become an author and make money online. If your eBook is good, you can even get offers from traditional publishers. Another way to sell your boos is creating your website and selling it through it. That way you can earn more profits. You can also get into coaching or consulting due to these eBooks.

Many people are of the opinion that only traditional office jobs are the only way to earn money. Thanks to the latest technology and the advent of the internet many people are finding ways to earn extra income. There are many ways through which you can make money online and the above mentioned are only a few ways. There are many success stories which can act as an inspiration for you to pursue making online income. But there is a need to be passionate and to be creative to be able to make money. You can choose one or a combination of these ways as a source of passive income but all of these jobs offer great flexibility and you are your boss.

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s finance ministry said it would delay publication of its review of business rates – a tax paid by companies based on the value of the property they occupy – until the autumn when the economic outlook should be clearer.

Many companies are demanding reductions in their business rates to help them compete with online retailers.

“Due to the ongoing and wide-ranging impacts of the pandemic and economic uncertainty, the government said the review’s final report would be released later in the year when there is more clarity on the long-term state of the economy and the public finances,” the ministry said.

Finance minister Rishi Sunak has granted a temporary business rates exemption to companies in the retail, hospitality, and leisure sectors, costing over 10 billion pounds ($14 billion). Sunak is due to announce his next round of support measures for the economy on March 3.

($1 = 0.7152 pounds)

(Writing by William Schomberg, editing by David Milliken)

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Discounter Pepco has all of Europe in its sights

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By James Davey

LONDON (Reuters) – Pepco Group, which owns British discount retailer Poundland, has targeted 400 store openings across Europe in its 2020-21 financial year as it expands its PEPCO brand beyond central and eastern Europe, its boss said on Friday.

The group opened a net 327 new stores in its 2019-20 year, taking the total to 3,021 in 15 countries. The PEPCO brand entered western Europe for the first time with openings in Italy and it plans its first foray into Spain in April or May.

Chief Executive Andy Bond said its five stores in Italy have traded “super well” so far.

“That’s given us a lot of confidence that we can now start building PEPCO into western Europe and that expands our market opportunity from roughly 100 million people (in central and eastern Europe) to roughly 500 million people,” he told Reuters.

To further illustrate the brand’s potential he noted that the group has more than 1,000 PEPCO shops in Poland, which has a significantly smaller population and gross domestic product than Italy or Spain.

The company, which also owns the Dealz brand in Europe but does not trade online, has already opened more than 100 of the targeted 400 new stores this financial year.

Pepco Group is part of South African conglomerate Steinhoff, which is still battling the fallout of a 2017 accounting scandal.

Since 2019 Steinhoff and its creditors have been evaluating a range of strategic options for Pepco Group, including a potential public listing, private equity sale or trade sale.

That process was delayed by the pandemic, but Steinhoff said last month that it had resumed.

“The business will be up for sale at the right time. It’s a case of when, rather than if,” said Bond, a former boss of British supermarket chain Asda.

Pepco Group on Friday reported a 31% drop in full-year core earnings, citing temporary coronavirus-related store closures.

Underlying earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) were 229 million euros ($277 million) for the year to Sept. 30, against 331 million euros the previous year.

Sales rose 3% to 3.5 billion euros, reflecting new store openings.

($1 = 0.8279 euros)

(Reporting by James Davey; Editing by David Goodman)

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Fashion-focused livery launch reveals new colours for Gasly, Tsunoda in 2021

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Scuderia AlphaTauri debuted their colours for the 2021 Formula 1 season as drivers Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda unveiled the team’s new look with the livery for their AT02 racecars. The setting was a fashion-forward launch in the all-new showroom of AlphaTauri, Red Bull’s premium fashion brand.

Salzburg (AUSTRIA) – Formula 1 team Scuderia AlphaTauri served up a stylish preview of the new F1 season with a presentation of its 2021 livery alongside key looks from the upcoming Autumn/Winter 2021 collection of Red Bull’s premium fashion brand, AlphaTauri. The launch – held at AlphaTauri’s new showroom in Salzburg, Austria and presented digitally – marked the first time that drivers Pierre Gasly of France and Yuki Tsunoda of Japan have appeared together as teammates.

After a successful first season racing in AlphaTauri colours, the Italian outfit is looking to challenge the top of the ultra-competitive midfield in 2021, and the two young drivers have been assigned clear-cut roles. Gasly is Team Leader. The 25-year-old, who made his Formula One debut with the team in 2017 under its former name, Scuderia Toro Rosso, has earned two F1 podiums. During the 2020 campaign, Gasly’s maiden win at Monza was a defining moment for him and the team under its new name.

Tsunoda, 20, is the first Japanese driver to race in F1 since 2014, his promotion coming off the back of a fast, four-season trajectory from winning the 2018 F4 Japanese Championship and finishing third in the 2020 FIA F2 Championship to entering the top-level ranks this year. Expectations are high for his rapid style of learning to complement the experience of Gasly.

“The decision to go for Pierre and Yuki in 2021 was taken because Scuderia AlphaTauri’s philosophy is still to give talented young drivers from the Red Bull Junior Program the opportunity to step up to F1 and to educate them – this is why Yuki now gets his chance,” explained Team Principal Franz Tost. “With Pierre on Yuki’s side we have an experienced driver, who can help our Japanese rookie to develop faster, but at the same time we can aim for good results. I think this pair is the best possible scenario to achieve both our targets, and I’m also confident this will be a successful one.”

In 2020, Scuderia AlphaTauri won best livery by a landslide, and the team’s all-new, matte blue and white racecar livery took center stage with the drivers at the fashion event, anticipating the 2021 model that will debut at pre-season testing in Bahrain on 12 March. The test is the precursor to an unprecedented 23-race schedule, and in preparation for the demanding calendar both drivers have spent time at Red Bull’s Athlete Performance Center for intense fitness testing.

“I’m ready to take on the role of team leader. Yuki is a very quick driver, and he will help us move the team forward – we will work together to achieve that,” said Gasly, the team’s all-time top points scorer. “I really believe last year was the team’s best in terms of the way it worked, the development, the performance and the way it managed the race weekends. I’m always hungry for more, and I’m sure we can achieve great things in 2021.”

Tsunoda, who was honored with the Anthoine Hubert Award for best Formula 2 rookie in 2020, added, “I’ve been lucky enough to spend some time with Scuderia AlphaTauri ahead of the season, so I’m already developing strong relationships and learning a lot from them – including Pierre, who is an incredible talent. My main goal is to learn quickly and deliver results as soon as possible, and I’m really excited to get started.”

The launch at the AlphaTauri Showroom not only gave Gasly and Tsunoda a preview of the AlphaTauri Autumn/Winter 2021 fashion collection, but the drivers had the chance to select their new off-grid looks ahead of the season start.

Ahmet Mercan, CEO AlphaTauri, summarized: “This is a triple reveal at a unique point of time: a new AlphaTauri Showroom where fashion meets F1, a first look at the AW21 AlphaTauri collection and the unveiling of the new Scuderia AlphaTauri F1 livery and driver pairing.”

Scuderia AlphaTauri fans don’t have long to wait for racing action: The FIA Formula 1 season kicks off at the Bahrain Test on 12-14 March, in preparation for the Bahrain Grand Prix on 28 March.

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