If you’re asking this question you would be among the thousands and thousands of people asking the same thing. How do I make money online? Well you’ve come to the right place.
No matter where you live in the world, if you have an internet connection, you can get into business for yourself. Are you looking to get away from that 9 to 5 job? Needing to spend more time with your family instead of spending hours on the road? Or maybe you just want to supplement your income so you can travel more?
What ever your reason, I want to show you the many ways to earn online income. If you’d like to see where I learned, you can follow me here….
Did You Know It’s Easier Than You Think
That’s right. Starting an online business to make money has gotten easier than most make it out to be. It just requires some dedication and discipline.
Most methods need little to no upfront investment. It might take you a little effort and some trial and error to figure out which way works the best for you, but at least you wouldn’t have lost any money over it.
The first thing you should do is decide what niche you want to promote (weight loss for seniors, for example).
What are you passionate about? You need to be able to provide value to your customers so they keep coming back to you. They search online with specific questions, and you’re there to provide the answers. Like-minded people will always find each other.
Here are some ways to make money online:
I’m sure you’ve heard of this. It’s been around for years. You know those sites you continually go back to because they’re offering you useful information? Those are blogs.
- When you stick to a niche specific blog, you will attract visitors who are interested in the same thing. And if you keep providing them with valuable information, they will keep coming back.
- Once they trust you, they will be interested in whatever relevant ads or merchandise you sell.It doesn’t have to be your personal products. It can be through affiliate links or ads for things you put on your blog. No inventory needed.
Just remember to focus on your specific niche. If your topic gets too broad, you may lose your readers.
Continually adding relevant content with proper keywords will make you attractive to Google (or any other search engine), and that gets you ranked higher on the search results page.
Selling on Amazon, Etsy, eBay, etc.
These giant e-commerce sites get millions of visitors, ready to buy, so why not leverage the power of these 3rd party sites. They already have powerful sales and marketing platforms, and good reputations that you can take advantage of.
You can do this a couple of ways. For a fee, you can set up your own shop on their platform. Place selected items you want to sell in your niche “shop”, and their search engine will direct interested visitors to your storefront.
Personally I’ve never done this, so I don’t know how much competition you’ll have with other “shops”.
The advantage with Amazon is that they fulfill your orders for you. No need to store your own inventory. Not with eBay or Etsy though. You need your own inventory and shipping service for these types of sites.
The other way, which I prefer, is to have your own website. This way you are in control of the competition. I’ll talk more about this later….
Your very own YouTube channel
Did you know that people are making BIG money on YouTube?
Six year old Ryan of Ryan Toys Review has made his family 11 million dollars opening and reviewing new toys. Cory and Coby Cotton of Dude Perfect made 14 million doing sports tricks and comedy.
There are so many niches on YouTube that millions of people visit each day. You set up your channel and start consistently uploading good quality videos in the niche of your choice.
Build up your views by putting out the word on social media sites. Ask for comments and engage your visitors.
In time, when you’ve gained your fan base, monetize your channel by allowing YouTube to put ads on your channel. When your fans click on an ad, you get paid. Well paid half that is. Google, who owns YouTube, keeps half.
Selling E books
With our digital age comes the popular digital book. Instead of having to store all our favorite books on bookshelves (of which I’ve run out of room for….long ago), we can now simply download them to our tablets, e-readers or computers for safe keeping.
And I’m not just talking about novels. I’m talking about how-to guides, training courses, collections of blog posts, essays….the sky’s the limit.
Do you have something you want to say and share with the public? Create an e book and simply upload it to your website or a seller
account like Amazon to promote it. This can have great potential if you’re a budding author.
Are you an entrepreneur wanting to start your own business, but not wanting to compete with giants like Amazon or Walmart?
That’s OK. Many successful entrepreneurs started small, working with a company of 1 – themselves. Ideally, you want to choose a niche you’re passionate about. It makes marketing and publishing your web content much more enjoyable.
Just like in blogging, you can become the go-to expert with relevant, useful articles and Google will love you. The trick is finding a product or products that have a market.
You may be passionate about some obscure thing that no one else is interested in. That won’t make you any money, haha. A little research will uncover what the current hot trends are. Of course you’ll need your own website for this!
This is one of the most widely used and successful ways to make money online.
- choose your niche (research the hottest trends)
- set up your presence on a website social media or blog etc. (or all of them)
- find an affiliate program with products you want to market (Amazon etc.)
- add useful, engaging content on your site to attract visitors
- when they purchase the product through your affiliate link, you get paid a commission
- no shipping or customer service responsibilities
Great Ideas! Where Can I Learn To Do These Things?
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If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below. I’d love to hear which method you choose.
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