Working online with a website has many perks and advantages and these include things like being able to work from home, and being able to be your own boss and set your own salary. Of course you probably know this if you’re a webmaster because it’s probably attracted you to the idea in the first place.
But while you’re probably aware of those basic advantages, you may not necessarily be familiar with some of the other lesser known benefits that can come from running a website and as such there’s a good chance you could be missing out. Being a webmaster gives you a range of different perks and if you know how to, then you can squeeze an awful lot out of it. If you were working for a big company you’d get a company car, so this is just making sure you’re getting your fair share. Read on and I’ll show you how…
You should never say no to free stuff, and especially if those free things are gadgets or toys that relate directly to your area of interest… and that you’re possible also being sent before anyone else has even seen it. Well, if you run a website, the this is entirely possible – all you need to do is to start reviewing products in your niche, and you might start to find people approaching you asking you to review their products. Of course you can help this process along further by mentioning on your site that you accept products sent in for reviews, and you can even approach companies directly and quote some statistics. If you start with the smaller things you can build up a readership before you start asking for the more expensive stuff.
Tax Deductable Stuff!
And if you can’t get something completely free, that doesn’t mean you’re going to have to pay full price for it… If you run a website that does film reviews for instance then going to the cinema is an expense meaning that you can claim it back when it comes time to file your tax returns – just keep the receipt and you can get your tax money back on all kinds of things.
When I was much younger I had a ‘teenage bodybuilding’ site that went big. I was of course a teen myself at the time, and I got exposure for it by winning an online competition. This was great news for me as it meant an influx of fan mail which obviously is rather good for your confidence when you’re going through those awkward and embarrassing teenage years. I get less fan mail today because I write about more mundane topics, but when I do get an e-mail from someone thanking me or asking me to carry on the good work this can be hugely satisfying. If you aren’t currently getting any fan mail, then you can encourage the process by making sure you have your contact details on the site and by inviting people directly to get in touch.
Ben Austin is an internet marketing expert with SEO-Positive.co.uk, a positive seo company based in UK.You may also be interested in...
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