5 Common Programming Languages for Mobile App Development

5 Common Programming Languages for Mobile App Development

The best tool in the toolbox of top business organizations is the Mobile App. Why? It is a tool which helps businesses to enlighten, inform, and interact with their users, customers, and potential customers. Mobile Apps even go as far as aiding businesses win the loyalties of their customers.

Even small and medium scale businesses now opt to own a Mobile App; whether iOS, Android, Windows etc. Hence it is essential you acquaint yourself with the knowledge of the 5 most used programming languages used by developers all around the world in Mobile App development.

Business owners and Mobile App developers will find this knowledge useful so as you go into contract with your client or Mobile App developer, you won’t be lost when one or more of these languages are mentioned. Click To Tweet

Long story cut short. Here are the 5 most used, effective Mobile App development languages used worldwide:-

  1. C++ – When it comes to building a well-performing Mobile App for Windows or Android platform, C++ comes to mind as it is the top most programming language ruling the world of programming and development.
  2. Java – java has become incredibly popular too due to it’s diverse application properties, and object-oriented nature. Java can be run either in a virtual machine without a browser or in a browser window. It can actually be run both ways. Little wonder Mobile App developers make Java their first choice of programming language.
  3. HTML5 – Are you responsible for justifying variable screen sizes or seeking a way to insert multiple data types while developing a Mobile App? HTML5 should be the first option on your list of preferred programming languages. Plus, HTML5 is a time-saving and cost-efficient programming language.
  4. Swift – Speaking of code used of writing Cocoa, the most recent APIs from Apple Inc., and Cocoa Touch – Swift is the code. Swift is designed to support the framework of Objective-C. The language is gradually gaining popularity due to it’s functionality.
  5. Objective-C – Objective-C is the first and best choice of programming language for individuals and companies wishing to own an iOS Mobile App. Being the chief programming language for iPads and iPhones. If you’re seeking to build a scalable and robust iOS Mobile App, Objective-C is the most reliable programming language to use. Another advantage of using Objective-C is that; it syncs completely with all MacOS and iOS mobile and web frameworks.

If all these sounds Latin to you, then you simply need to contact a developer to assist in simplifying things for you…

 

 

Top 9 Most Profitable Products to Sell Online – 2019

Top 9 Most Profitable Products to Sell Online – 2019

If you’re Interested in Ecommerce or “mini importation” as we call it here, you should pay attention to every details in this piece I have written. In this post, I will talk about 9 products that will make you hundreds of thousands, and most probably, turn you into a millionaire by 2019.

I’m not going to bore you with fluffs hence it’s necessary you read this to the end.

Alright, let’s do this.

So here’s how it’s going to go:

  • I’ll give some helpful tips & insights about choosing products that will be profitable for anyone venturing into Ecommerce.
  • I will proceed to list the 9 products that are most profitable for Ecommerce store owners by 2019.
  • Next I will explain how to sell these hot products online.
  • Finally, I will take questions from anyone via the comment section.

 

Helpful Tips on Choosing Profitable Products to Import

First of all, you have to understand that e-commerce is a business of margins. >Tweet This

You’re playing a game of arbitrage. You buy products at a low price and you sell higher than you bought. Now here’s where people make a BIG mistake.

It’s not simply about merely buying low and selling high. If only it were that easy, right? It’s about buying low, and selling HIGH ENOUGH that you make a profit AFTER DEDUCTING YOUR COSTS.

There are a lot of costs when it comes to e-commerce. > Tweet This

Here they are:

  1. Buying the goods from the factory.
  2. Shipping to Nigeria and clearing (you pay the shippers for both, at once).
  3. Advertising the products on Facebook, Google, Instagram, and even paying social media influencers (not those fake INFLUENCERS who only know how to trend hashtags).
  4. Shipping the product to the buyer.

All of the above are costs, so you MUST make sure that whatever product you choose to import MUST be able to turn a profit after costs. Feel me?

You need to do the math FIRST. That’s what I’ve spent most of today doing with the products I’ll share with you all shortly.

If you don’t, you will lose money. End of story.

 

Here’s an example:

So let’s say, you find a product and it costs $10 per unit. Assuming it’s a wrists watch (this is just an example). That’s N 3700. You ship and clear it for say N 1000. Then you spend N 1000 on advertising the product in order to sell it. And you spend N 1500 to ship it to the buyer.

Let’s say you sold the watch for N 7,500.  So your cost is: N 7,200. And your profit is quite tiny. About N 300 per watch.

I don’t know about you but my calculator says if you want to make N 100,000 that month, you’ll need to sell up 300 watches at least.  If you want to make N 1 million, you’ll need to sell 3,330. How possible is this??

You bought low, and sold high but your math was short of the goal.

 

Here’s a Better Way to Approach It:

You need products that you can get at least a 200% mark up on.

Here’s what that means – If I buy a product for $5, I should be able to sell it for $20 at the very least. The more the merrier. *wink

You need products that can command high prices (4x, 6x, 10x, even 50x the buy price) and don’t add to your cost.

Things to avoid while importing products for sell in 2019

A lot of awful things can add to your cost in e-commerce business.>Tweet this

Things like:

  1. Weight: Avoid overly heavy products. Each extra Kilogram per unit of your products’ weight adds to your shipping cost from the manufacturer and to the buyer. Weight is bad in e-commerce. Avoid it.
  2. Fragile: Avoid anything that is too fragile. To save cost, you’ll probably be not paying for insurance, so don’t complicate matters. For examples, I won’t be selling drinking glasses anytime soon, but I could sell sunglasses. If you can choose between your products being in a plastic and glass bottle, always go with the plastic option. There are other options but this will suffice.
  • Payment: Don’t forget, when purchasing your products, always use the available payment options on the platforms. Don’t send money direct via PayPal or Western Union. This is in rare cases where there is a dispute and you received defective products, you can report and get your money back.

 

9 selected products that are most profitable for Ecommerce store owners by 2019

Alright. Let’s get into the products now. (I’m not using any affiliate link).

These are evergreen products that will sell all day, every day, morning till night, Monday to Sunday.

  1. Teeth Whitening: Check out this product and this other teeth whitening product. You can sell the teeth whitening products for about N 9k or N 10k per kit.
  2. Male Enhancement: Increase/Enlargement/Sex Time Delay. This can sell this product for N 10k to N 25k per product.
  3. Eye “Bag” cream: Cream to remove eye bags and eye stress. You can check this product.
  4. Hair Loss: These products can help it’s users grow back their hair. You can check this hair loss product or a Labena hair loss product.
  5. Child GPS Tracker: Would any parent spend N 15k to put a safety device on their kid? Yes they will. Check this product
  6. Watches: When I started importation, watches were the first product I made money with. You can check out this Men Sports Watches, Quartz Minimal OEM Custom Men Watch, or this Hotselling Sport GPS Smart watch.
  7. Pheromones/Aphrodisiacs: Sell this to women. It will sell easily for N Check out this product or best still, peruse these products displayed from this search.
  8. Essentials Oil: This product helps promote sleep. Can comfortably sell off at N Check it here.
  9. Stretch Mark, Scars Cleansers: Sell this to women above 40 and make a killing profit from it. I can’t even name a suggestive price because they will buy at any price. They’re plenty of such women on Instagram and Matured Facebook groups. You may check out this product or this other product for a start.

 

The 10th and 11th products I wanted to add to these are actually ingestible (they need to be swallowed). I am reluctant to share them as I don’t want anyone making a mistake and importing something that is not genuine. I haven’t used them myself so can’t vouch for them. Let’s leave those ones, shall we? Don’t ask me about them. Thank you, thank you.

Let’s move on.

How to sell these products

Use social media platforms to sell your products.

– Facebook, Google, Instagram, Twitter, Social Media Influencers, etc.

PLEASE do not make claims on Facebook Ads. If you do, you will get banned. Instead of saying, “Erase Your Wrinkle in 7 Days!”.

No! No! No! Say “How to remove wrinkles from your face

Don’t worry, if anyone has wrinkles, they’ll still click through and read it.

Or

Instead of saying: “Stop Your Hair from Falling out in 10 Days with This Magic Cream!” say: “This is why your hair is falling out (AND how to stop it)“.

To sell successfully online, you need to master copywriting. >Tweet This

It’s pretty easy to get a hang of copywriting. Read this article. Then download and read this eBook.

I hope this has helped.

 

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You can ask questions via the comment section and I will answer them.

How do people earn money from YouTube? – A Step by Step Guide

You may have probably heard stories about regular individuals making money on YouTube and thought, “Hey, I can do this too!” While earning thousands of Euros or dollars may not be probably realistic, you can quickly start earning money on YouTube, most especially if you have a robust subscriber base. At a point after commencing your journey of earning money on YouTube you begin to ask “How do people earn money from YouTube?” Follow this step by step guide on how to monetize your videos and start earning some bucks off of those YouTube ads.

Steps

  1. Set up and build your YouTube channel –Creating a YouTube account requires you own a Google account which in turn grants you access to other Goggle’s products such as Google Drive, Gmail, and lots more.

 

Create your YouTube account, add relevant keywords to help people discover your YouTube channel. Use a short, Original name that is easy to remember; it will help you a lot. However if you already own an account, you can always edit your name on your Google+ account via the settings page.

 

  1. Add contentThe length of your videos is dependent on the type of content you intend to show your subscribers and viewers. But whenever you upload a video, ensure the video quality is super high, and not lengthy. Nobody wants to spend their time watching lengthy stuffs online anymore.

 

Even if your content is not looking great at first moment, nor isn’t drawing views, comments, and likes, ensure you don’t relent on posting regularly – stay consistent with your uploads. Make each new video better than the previous ones uploaded. Consistency will show a potential subscriber that you’re active and ready to give them new content at any time. Unlike a channel where their last uploaded video was weeks back, 90% people won’t want to subscribe because it’s looking like an abandoned channel.

 

Use good cameras, better lightings, awesome video editing software, and ensure you write an eye-catching description while describing your video content. Don’t forget to use relevant keywords in your video titles and description because these helps people searching on YouTube to discover and locate your channel.

 

  1. Gain an audienceBuilding an audience, getting more views is crucial to increasing your monetization potential. You need people to watch your Ads to make money off them. The higher the views, the higher the earnings. Make videos with the best content and they will come to you. If you can keep them hooked with your awesome content, then you’re already building an audience.

Share your content everywhere on the internet – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, your WhatsApp Stories, and even Snapchat. Interact with your subscribers and viewers by responding to their comments and questions.

 

  1. Monetize your videos –This is the main part y’all have been waiting for. In order to start making money on your YouTube videos, it is essential to permit YouTube to monetize your videos. This directly means you are consenting to YouTube placing Ads in your videos. Before doing this, ensure your videos are not copyrighted but original. Go to YouTube and click on “My Channel”. Click the link section termed “Video Manager” on the top bar. Click channel and enable YouTube monetization.

 

  1. Monetization requirements –You need to have attained at least 4,000 hours watch time and up to 1,000 YouTube subscribers before you can start earning money on your YouTube Channel. You can monetize a video as it uploads by clicking on the Monetization tab and selecting the “Monetize with Ads” option.

 

To monetize any of your video while it’s been uploaded or after it has been uploaded, open your Video Manager and click the “$” symbol next to the video that you want to monetize. Check the “Monetize with Ads” box.

 

  1. Set up Google AdSense – Google AdSense can be set up for free at the Official AdSense website. Create an account with them. If you’re less than 18 years of age then you need an adult to create the account for you. A bank account or a PayPal account is needed in order to be able to cash-out any earnings you make on your YouTube channel. You also need a valid mailing address so AdSense can easily verify who you are and whom to send the earnings to.

 

You earn every time someone clicks on an Ad on your videos. Plus, you also earn a smaller amount any time Ads are being viewed in your videos. These earnings accumulate over time this is why getting a large audience is important – helps build your earnings in a short time.

 

  1. Check your analytics – After uploading some videos and monetizing them, it is essential you check out your YouTube analytics. Analytics helps you determine how your videos are performing, the amount of video views, viewers’ demographics, ads performance, and much more. The Analytics option can be found on your channel menu. These tool is powerful as it shows you how your content is resonating with your audience.

 

  1. Market your videos online – Don’t just upload your videos on YouTube and sit back. Create a blog, create an Instagram account. Put your YouTube channel name on a corner of your videos so people can search and find your channel for more good videos. Share your videos on Instagram, Facebook, and other platforms. Create awareness about your Channel.

 

  1. Become a YouTube partnerYou could alsoalso become a YouTube partner by applying to be one. YouTube Partners are YouTube members who have monetized videos with a large number of viewers. Partners gain access to more content creation tools, and can win prizes for the number of viewers they have. Partners also get access to much more community support and tips.

 

You can apply for YouTube partnership at any time through the YouTube Partner page. In order to gain access to the most powerful Partner programs, you need to have 15,000 cumulative watch hours for your channel over the last 90 days.

 

  1. Increase your YouTube revenue with IncomeTogether. Yes. You can dramatically increase your AdSense earnings without any extra effort or investment from you. How do they increase your AdSense revenue? They create new websites completely on their expense, attract traffic to the site, put your Ad code on the AdSense-safe websites and optimize your account for you to improve your earnings.

 

The perks of the services offered by IncomeTogether is:

  • You get to keep every earnings you get from your YouTube AdSense. You only pay them an agreed amount after withdrawing your funds.
  • They have been in existence since 13 years ago and are popular in the United Kingdom and countries around.
  • You get to enjoy excellent support – answering any question and enquiries you may have.
  • No technical knowledge required from you- they do the hard work while you watch your earnings increase.

 

Making Your First $$$ from Blogging – Even Dummies Can Do These

Making Your First $$$ from Blogging – Even Dummies Can Do These

Getting started with your blog/website? Want to make money from your blog? Then continue reading till the end.

You don’t need to be a pro before you start making money from your new blog. Yes. As a newbie to the stuff, it can be quite difficult to determine where to start. You hear people making money from their blog and you keep wondering how.

There’s a popular wrong saying that once you click on a blogger’s website, they earn some little money immediately. It doesn’t work that way.

In this guide on how to make money from your blog for newbies, I will show you how bloggers make money from their blog and how you can also make your first $100 from your new or existing blog.

$100 doesn’t sound like a lot of dough. I know. But this is just the beginning. As you learn the ropes of making money blogging, you can level-up and earn as much as you did want.

 

How to Make Money With Your Blog as a Beginner

Let me quickly remind you that making money from your blog doesn’t happen overnight. After setting up your blog, you need to build readers who trust you and drive regular traffic to your blog before you can start earning from your blog.

The colorful bloggers’ lifestyle you see on Instagram, Facebook etc. is attached with a lot of hard work done in the past. So ensure you put into practice, whatever you learn regarding blogging.

As a beginner in the blogging world, it is almost certain you’re not getting tons of traffic to your blog yet. So what’s the idea here? Start small and build the size of your blog from there.

Start by setting a realistic goal of $100, this would motivate you. Don’t set a larger goal as a big dreamer because this would seem too far out of reach and you might get demotivated over time. By the time you achieve your first goal, you must have learned what fits into your blog and what doesn’t and then use what you’ve learned to make more money.

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There are multiple ways you can make money from your blog. Give me a moment to explain.

 

  1. Sell eBooks

If you want to sell your own stuff, an eBook is an ideal way of getting started.

Don’t get too excited! An eBook is not a novel. You know right? You can create an eBook on any topic but it is best you understand your blog audience and let your eBook be on a topic that is relevant to your readers. Most bloggers set their eBook price between $5 – $40. Research shows that most eBooks sold online are within this price range.

Take “The Healthy Mummy” for example:

After writing your eBook, don’t just sit and expect sales to occur automatically. Tell the world you got something for them. Promote your product on relevant Facebook groups, Instagram, Pinterest, and other places. Don’t ever be shy to let people know you have something for sale.

 

  1. Freelance Writing

One way to prove you can write is owning a blog and writing articles thereon. If you can’t write well, or don’t enjoy writing, you will find it difficult to enjoy writing as a career, and harder to a breakthrough in the blogging industry.

If you have good writing skill, start be selling your services to potential clients online. Don’t just tell your potential clients you can write; show them you can write by presenting your blog to them to read and evaluate whether to work with you or not. You don’t need to sit around and do nothing. Don’t start your blog on a subdomain such as “yourwebsite.wordpress.com, yourwebsite.blogger.com, or yourwebsite.wix.com”. If this is what you’ve been doing, then cut it.

To show your clients you are serious about your career online, you need to own your own domain (yourwebsite.com for example).

Take a look at Cecily Paterson’s blog for freelance writing

As I always say, don’t forget to promote your writing services via your social media accounts, your blog and other networks of friends you have.

Not sure on how to get started with your blog? Contact me for a free talk.

 

  1. Coaching and Consulting

Are you well experienced in any area of life? Is there a type of service you have been rendering for free? You may want to consider earning from it now.

Do you tend to be an expert on a particular subject? You may consider offering premium consultation/ coaching sessions.

Your coaching service may be for individuals or group coaching sessions. You can coach about fitness, relationship, marketing, food, lifestyle, and much more.

Take a sneak peep at David Bergdorf’s online fitness coaching blog:

 

  1. Affiliate Marketing

Do you think I wouldn’t talk about the most popular way bloggers make money from their blog? No of course! Affiliate marketing has been in existing even before the 2000’s kids were conceived. Affiliate marketing doesn’t require you to own any product or offer any type of services. Just own your blog and you are set for the task and profits attached to it.

As an affiliate marketer, all you are required to do is promote other people’s products/services on your blog. The moment someone makes a purchase of any of the products, you are automatically given a certain percentage from the sales. Sounds awesome right?

So where do you find these affiliate programs? When you browse online, you will see thousands of affiliate programs online but most beginners like you and even professionals sign up for the Amazon affiliate program. After signing up with your details, you can start posting links within your blog contents and earn passively when someone clicks on it and actually purchases an item from Amazon. Some products can give you up to $30 as an instant commission for a successful sale.

You may also consider using Commission Junction. They pay high too.

ShareASale is another affiliate site to look up:

Please note that to make money from affiliate programs, your blog needs to get readers who will actually click your links and probably make a purchase too.

 

  1. Online Course

Aside from selling eBooks, you can also present online courses on your blog for a specific price. Most often, bloggers who sell eBooks expand that same eBook topic to an online course.

Just like I explained regarding eBooks, you can also create an online course on any topic you are most comfortable with; a topic you can you can teach someone anytime, anywhere.

Let’s say, for example, you own a food blog, you can decide to create an online course on food recipes, how to cook certain meals etc.

If you own a relationship blog, you can create and sell online courses on how to manage long-distance relationships, relationship issues, and much more.

If you’re running a fashion blog, you can opt to sell online courses on fashion tips, making new fashion designs, etc.

You can sell your online course at a price higher than e-books. Setting a price for your online course is dependent on how knowledgeable you are on the course.

I have seen short course sold at $19.9, some for $99.9. Some high professionals sell courses as high as $995.

Always endeavor to research courses sold in your niche to know what the average selling price is. Don’t underprice or overprice your course. Always test different prices to see what works best for you and your potential customers.

David’s blog on “Rise to the Top” has some course costing up to $997:

 

  1. Google AdSense

AdSense is owned by Google. It is an advertising platform used by bloggers in making money from their blog even as a beginner.

Basically, all you have to do is sign up for their Ad services. This would let google display adverts on your blog and you get paid whenever the ad is being viewed or clicked on. You have the choice to choose how many adverts you want to display on your blog and where you want them to display.

One thing I like about this Google AdSense is, it shows only ads that are relevant to your readers and this is dependent on the content on your blog and your reader’s browsing history.

The more traffic your site gets, the more likely your income will increase.

Don’t’ forget to share your blog contents to people on every platform.

So that’s it. These are real methods of making $100+ from your blog. There is no rule that says you must do all the above-listed methods of making money at once. You can actually do all on your blog but it is advisable to start one-at-a-time.

Just pick any method that appeals to you more and also looks doable to you.

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To sell more Fiverr Gigs, you have to think like a Buyer – Here’s How & Why

To sell more Fiverr Gigs, you have to think like a Buyer – Here’s How & Why

Expert skills require easy explanations. Click To TweetNobody knows and understands your business as you do, and this can pose a little problem for most Fiverr sellers! It is very easy to get stuck in your head and create a Fiverr gig page and a Fiverr seller profile that makes perfect sense to you, but which may not be enticing to potential buyers.

Taking a break to view your Fiverr profile from the buyers’ eyes can efficiently help you improve the feel and view of your Fiverr profile and services and can help boost your sales.

Here are a few ways you could polish your Fiverr profile and Fiverr gig page with a buyers’ eye-view.

Simple is Better

Expert skills require easy explanations.

Take a look at your Fiverr Gig description: It makes perfect sense to someone in your field, right? How about to somebody without any ‘pinch’ of experience at all in your industry?

If your Fiverr Gig description cannot be easily understood by someone who is not in your line of work, then you have succeeded in alienating most of your potential customers away from your Fiverr service.

If you don’t know how to break your Fiverr Gig description into clear simpler terms, imagine how you would explain your Fiverr Gig service to a friend or relative who has no understanding of the type of work you do.

Then proceed to write your Fiverr Gig description in clear, simple language that anyone – especially potential clients – can understand.

The Buyer’s Eyes

Approach your Fiverr profile from a different perspective. Click To Tweet

Think about the last time you searched for a service online or even offline. Maybe you were seeking for Plumber, Hairdresser, Freelance Writer, Freelance Graphic designer, or girlfriend maybe – Just kidding – anything really.

When you finally found one, what caught your attention and made you pick them?

Was it the service provider’s qualifications that swept you off your feet? A well-shot photo of them? Or a succinct and thoughtful description of the provider’s philosophy made all the difference?

Relax. Think of the features you seek for when you search for a new person to hire for your task and ensure your Fiverr profile and Fiverr Gig page includes those essential features.

Your portfolio; is it ‘Picture Perfect’?

Is your portfolio convincing enough? Click To Tweet

A buyer surfing through your portfolio or requesting for samples of works previously done by you is trying to complete the puzzle of knowing whom you are, what type of service you provide and what to expect if they eventually pick you for their project. Is your portfolio perfectly representing your style and capabilities? If it’s not, then it’s time for a refresh.

Complementary Fiverr Gig Extras

Your extras should be harmonizing. Click To Tweet

Offering Gig Extras on your Fiverr Gig page is one of the coolest ways that a Fiverr seller can increase their income and have happier clients.

However, the best Gig Extras are the ones that make the utmost sense for your particular Gig.

Are the Extras that you’re proposing beneficial add-ons to the Gig that you’re selling? Ideally, an Extra should offer your clients an irresistible add-on to the basic Gig, something that makes the offering feel like a more ample service that will provide the Buyer extra quality, convenience, or customization.

Go through your Fiverr Gig extras and be certain they are options that enhance the buyers’ purchase, rather than a detached and separate product.

In Conclusion

Once you get out of your own head and into the mind of a buyer, you can craft a Fiverr profile and Fiverr Gig page that appeals directly to your potential clients. Click To Tweet

When you address the issues that concern buyers most and present your service in a way that they can relate to, they’re more likely to understand who you are and what you offer that is different and distinctive. So take a moment to comb through your Fiverr Gig pages from a buyer’s viewpoint and see how best you can communicate – in their languages – why they should pick you to do their work.