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Passive Income With Your Own Online Store

I have always wanted and decent online store but have never really had the time to start one up. The reason for having an online store is that if you set one up and market it properly you are almost guaranteed a passive income. The difference with putting a link on your blog advertising a product and having that same product advertised on your store is that the chances for a sale is greater at your store than on your blog. The reason being that people who are browsing your store are potential buyers where those reading your blogs are just browsing through.

Today I’ve finally realized my dream because I’ve just found out that RegNow has now got an Affiliate Site Builder Tool! This tool allows the affiliate to create a search-friendly affiliate site populated with up to thousands of RegNow products quickly and easily. It was so easy that I was able to setup my store in no time. All I had to do was select my template and then customize it with my logo. I then used their simple drag and drop system to install the content widgets of my choice. Once I was happy with the way the store looked I just downloaded the files to my computer and then uploaded it to Top Software Online, my new online shop.

At the moment the shop is fairly basic and I have a bit of work to do with it when I get the chance. Even though I’ve only got three pages that I’ve configured, including a section for bloggers, the standard set up has already got hundreds of products ready for online sale. I have complete control over what product I sell and the knowledge that my margin from sales can be as high as 70% is a pretty good feeling. I was even able to add Google Adsense to it and later I will use it to promote other affiliates.

The next step is to market it and I reckon I will use the normal methods that I have used to promote my blogs. I think it is also time that I start getting stuck into my Squidoo Lenses, something that I have been meaning to do for a long time now but have been too slack to do anything about it. I remember that John Dillbeck wrote a post on Promoting a CafePress Store On Squidoo, so I feel that would make a good start. It’s times like these when I wish I didn’t already have a full time job so that I can devote all my time on several online enterprises.

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  1. Did RegNow send out an email on this?

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    1. Nope, I’ve been a member for years, and just happened to log in to see what was new. I was pleasantly surprised, so much so that I rushed out and purchased the new domain. There is still a lot of work to be done, but I get it all done a bit at a time.

      1. Looks sweet, been working on a custom store for about 4 months now…takes to long! will have a look at regnow.

        Though in regards of adsense….I would avoid that on my store…don’t want to promote the competition now do we ;)

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        1. Actually Donace, I don’t see it as competition as I see it more as added impulse sales.

          As for the custom store aspect, I’ve also been looking at it for ages and then I discovered this aspect of RegNow and I was pretty wrapped with it. All I need do now is stock it full of stuff I want to sell.

  2. Twitter:
    That’s pretty interesting, Sire. Did you purchase the new domain name for this, or did they just give you that name?

    Mitch´s Last blog post..Top Three Do’s And Don’ts

    1. I sure did Mitch. Most of the ones I wanted were gone and then I hit on this combination which I reckon is a pretty good deal.

        1. I reckon I’m up to eight so far Mitch, but a couple of those I got for free when joining the hosts. This last one cost me about nine bucks and that is my cheapest setup cost for a business to date.

          1. There’s plenty of time for more Mitch.

          2. Twitter:
            Only eight? Man, you’ve got that many blogs! At the minimum you have to have at least 9.

          3. Wow Sire, Mitch did bring up some interesting points why do you have 8 domains. How are you able to promote all 8 effectively, while promoting and marketing one alone is hard enough.

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          4. The thing is I don’t promote all 8 effectively, at least not yet. Hopefully when I get more time.

            One advantage is that I get to cross link all domains.

  3. Very nice and neat Sire. I wish you some good deals over there ;)

    1. Thanks stratos, of course the first thing to do is get heads in the door, so to speak, and that requires a bit of time and marketing, and time is something I am a little short of at the moment.

  4. I find it hard to believe that more people are not trying to find more ways to generate income for themselves. You have a great idea and brought up a different way of bringing in that just in case money (or gas money) that I was unaware of. Love your ideas!!

    1. Hi Choi. I’ve always wanted to help people where I can and so if I find anything that can potentially help people with their income stream I will do a post about it. I’ve found that people are more likely to follow a path if the person doing the post had tried it rather than just posting about any given subject.

  5. Very cool Sire, it will be great to hear about how this goes for you. I’m doing the same thing with a site I’m launching next week. I can’t want to tell you all about it. Also, just so you know, if you every make it up and over to Michigan I will do you one better, I’ll buy you some snow skis :)

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    1. TAM, it’s going to take me awhile to get it to take off but that’s cool because at least I scored a pretty cool domain name in the process. As for the snow skis, I hope they come with lessons.

      1. It is easier than you think…skiing that is. I’m pretty excited about the name of my new site too. It is
        and I’ll be selling yoga balls and accessories. Should be live soon, and I’m excited to get your feedback.

        The Almost Millionaire´s Last blog post..Blog Income Report

        1. Ogayoga certainly has a ring to it. I suppose you’ve done a fair bit of research on the market? Let me know when it’s live.

          As for the skiing, just have your camera ready for ‘Funniest Home Show Video’.

  6. An online store can be an earner especially with the right items. Not to mention a significant number of returning readers. Looking forward to checking it out. Running so many blogs, do you use something along the lines of WordPress MU (or equivalent)?

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    1. I’ve never even heard of WordPress MU so I can safely say that I don’t use it. I keep track of comments through email and that is about it.

  7. I think that setting up an online store would be very hard to look after, would it not? I have ambitions on the internet, but I just think an online store would be a lot of work

    1. It’s actually quite simple, especially with RegNow, link in the post. Once set up it virtually maintains itself, all you have to do is update the products every now and again to offer you customers the latest software on the net.

      1. I have heard of this store before from another blogger as well, how is it? Are the products the store offer worthy products or better yet interesting? I was looking into this myself because I have heard some decent things about it but I don’t really trust their opinions as well as yours, so by hearing from you would help me better understand about Reg Now.

        1. The store is actually mine as I run it on my own domain. Being mine it has the name I chose for it. The products are by intelligent people who design software and need outlets to display them. My store is one such outlet.

          The good thing is that for the majority of the products you can try before you buy. My store, Top Software Online, is still in the development stages, and yet I still have hundreds of products for sale. You should go and have a look at my store and then judge for yourself what regnow has to offer.

          Perhaps you could give me an honest appraisal of it.

          1. It’s not half bad i just took a gander at your online store. It looks like your heading in the right direction. It’s pretty cool that your also allowing your visitors access to downloading the software for free. One more thing are you also going to have affiliates involved in promoting your store or are you still thinking about it?

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          2. Actually almir they would be better off starting their own store. Considering that it’s free to join RegNow it makes more sense to have their own store and keep all the profits.

  8. Hi..
    Very nice and neat Sire. I wish you some good deals over there all the best….:)

    1. Thanks Marc. I reckon once I get to promote it enough it should earn me a bit of cash.

  9. Twitter:
    Actually Sire, I’ve learned that, if we’re putting all these sites on the same server account, cross linking means almost nothing. It works for sending people there, but for our SEO purposes, it only works if we have them in different host accounts, even if it’s the same host.

    See, another way to get money out of us, but also to make sure no one is gaming the system.

    Mitch´s Last blog post..Six Things I’ve Learned About Affiliate Marketing

    1. Perhaps I am wrong Mitch, but I thought it had more to do with the domain names and not the host. If it is the hose then that cuts the value down by half.

      1. Twitter:
        Nope, it actually has a lot to do with the hosts. If it didn’t, a person could create 100 websites on the same host and boost himself up immeasurably. Google guards against that sort of thing.

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        1. Oh well, that wasn’t why I got those domains anyway. I wonder how they guard themselves against people with a myriad of blogger accounts. I suppose they track their IP address or something?

          1. Wow, I’m brilliant and half the time I don’t even know it. lol

          2. Twitter:
            Actually, Blogger is a perfect example. None of those blogs ranks well on its own, but because of Blogger itself. That’s why most of them don’t show up high on search engines. Oh, a few do for some terms, but mainly, those folks aren’t getting the attention, Blogger is.

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