Finding the best way of how to make money online is not an easy task. There is a lot of information that can either lead you to the right direction or mislead you into buying unnecessary products or services that will just result in frustrations.
I don’t remember how many times I have gone online searching for ways to make money and ended up disappointed because they are all over the place and I don’t know where to begin. It is overwhelming to say the least and then you also have to see if it is too good to be true. Despite all that, I will try to list all that I could find in hopes to have them accessible in case we needed it later on to venture into something new.
Go easy on all this though because you won’t be able to incorporate all of them at once. Perhaps one thing at a time is best. Most successful people online took them a lot of time and great dedication to be where they are now. But no one started off as an expert and they all started from the beginning working hard to achieve constant progress which is the key to success.
Not unless you were born with inheritance fortune, came from a wealthy family or won the lotto, the chances of you and I getting rich overnight or even months is next to impossible.
Here are the ways of how to make money online but also requires careful examination of what works and what doesn’t.
#1. Affiliate Marketing
Table of Contents
- #1. Affiliate Marketing
- #2. Participate In Answering Surveys
- #3. Create An App
- #4. Email Marketing
- #5. Sell Your Photography Online For Profit
- #6. Google AdSense And Other PPC Advertising Networks
- #7. Sponsorship Revenue
- #8. Selling Your Own Created eBook
- #9. Create Your Membership Site
- #10. Selling WordPress Themes & Plugins
- #11. Offering Your Services Such As Mentoring, Consulting Or Keynote Speaking
- Final Thoughts
This is by far one of the most widely use by any marketer online. The simple idea behind it is that you send potential customers to a merchant that sells products and services and you get a commission by doing it. Sounds easy enough? Yes in theory but you also have to work hard to persuade your potential customers by providing them valuable and helpful information so that you can get them interested in finding out more of what you have to offer. In todays online world though, it may be difficult to market anything without a fully functional website but having a website requires also work to get traffic, as well as writing helpful and compelling contents. You also need a reliable and cutting edge technology hosting company.
There are many affiliate programs around and most online businesses that sells products and services have them individually. You can simply google the name of the product you are interested in marketing plus affiliate program. (e.g spy gadgets + Affiliate Program). A lot will pop up then you can pick the one that suits your needs. Here are some of the big Affiliate Networks where a lot of products and services are being marketed or promoted.
- CJ Affiliate by Conversant formerly known as Commision Junction
- Share A Sale
- Rakuten Affiliate Network formerly known as LinkShare
- JV Zoo Affiliates
- Amazon Associates
#2. Participate In Answering Surveys
Probably not a lot of people wants to do this but you can make extra income just by answering a few simple surveys. Your are not gonna get rich doing this but you can get instant money gratification. Many companies out there actually pay you for your input and opinion. A little advice is if a survey is not free then it is not good. You can tell if a survey is legit if they do not ask you for any money or fee. Here are a few you can check.
#3. Create An App
We are a little late in the game since there are a lot of people or companies rather that are already successful in this area. It never comes easy though and as an individua like you and I, the likelihood of us having a hit is a big gamble but if you have the knack for it then it might work out. I’m sure you have seen the games such as Angry Birds, Flappy Bird, Candy Crush and more. Those were just simple ideas and yet they made so much money out of them.
Here are some App Makers I found that offers free making platforms.
#4. Email Marketing
If you ask every successful online entrepreneur, they will tell you the money is on the list and I often wondered HOW and WHY that is? One thing I realized is that once you have built your presence online and have valuable products and services you can market, all you have to do is send an email to your list notifying them of your newest offer. This approach also requires you to have a fully functional website in order to succeed.
Some of the email marketing services they use are as follows:
#5. Sell Your Photography Online For Profit
I am not a big fan of this because I believe in free use of photos through public domains but some high end photos can be sold online for a fee. If you have great interest in photography as your hobby, you might as well get paid for it. Here are some of the Stock Photography Websites you can check.
#6. Google AdSense And Other PPC Advertising Networks
Most websites these days have some sort of google adsense in them and the reason being is that it is a nice addition to generating revenue through your website. The ones that makes significant amount are the ones with high traffic websites. Sometimes it diminish your credibility though if you incorporate a lot of banners or contextual ads on your site. Some of the prominent bloggers such as Darren from problogger.com or Yaro Starak from entrepreneurs-journey.com doesn’t use advertising in their websites. I haven’t seen anything lately when I visited their sites. It is perhaps because they have far more profitable ways to monetize than relying on google adsense.
Here are a few of the list of Advertising Networks
#7. Sponsorship Revenue
If you are big in social media and have a strong followers meaning you can create buzz and becomes viral easily or perhaps your website has a huge amount of traffic, you can attract Sponsorship Revenues. You can help companies looking to expand their reach online to gain more exposure and in essence you will be endorsing them to your readers and social media followers for a fee. The key here is to write a compelling campaign or reviews but most of all keep it real and as relevant as it can be so that you will not lose credibility yourself.
#8. Selling Your Own Created eBook
The ultimate goal of making money is to have your own products or services to sell. You have the entire world that can potentially see what you have to offer and if you have a website, it enables you to do just that, market your created eBook to the world. It is not easy to create a product that is why most people start off promoting other people or companies products through affiliate marketing. Much like writing a blog or article though, you can also create your very own eBook and you can sell it in amazon or in your website.
Here are some handy resources to help you create your eBook full of valuable contents.
- Flip Builder
- Lucid Press
- Flip Page Maker
- Self Publishing
- Lulu – this is a free ebook maker
- My eCover Maker
#9. Create Your Membership Site
This is a profitable way of scaling your online business. Not a lot of people do this because not only that you need to have some type of compelling and valuable offers for your visitors, you also need to be visible offering support which can vary from a contact form where your members can send you messages or a live chat setting. You can also create forums, FAQs or a private Facebook group geared towards your members only.
Here are a few member sites you can explore:
- aMember Professional
- Digital Access Pass
- Sub Hub
- Wild Apricot
- Members Gear
- WishList Products
- Easy Member Pro
- Member Press
#10. Selling WordPress Themes & Plugins
- Access Press Themes – They have a really nice layout and very versatile and classy to fit any type of niche.
- StudioPress & Genesis Framework – This is a really popular combo of which you have a backbone of your WordPress Theme
#11. Offering Your Services Such As Mentoring, Consulting Or Keynote Speaking
If you are an expert in something or perhaps possess an advance knowledge of anything like Creating Websites, SEO, Web Designing, Social Media, How to get out of Debt, or Mentoring how to succeed in life, you can sell your services and make a lot of money. This does not come easy though because first, you need to make yourself known and have to become prominent online.
There are a few people I can think of that offers these types of services:
- Tonny Robbins
- Brian Tracy
- Robert Kiyosaki
- Gary Vaynerchuk
- Joe Vitale
- Michael Hyatt
- Chris Brogan
- Chris Ducker
- Pat Flynn
There are many more ways to make money online and these are just a few of them. Some are doable as a beginner or if you are just getting started online such as the one where you fill out surveys to make quick extra money or selling your photography if it is your hobby then you might as well get paid for it. The Google Adsense and other PPC Advertising Networks obviously requires you to have a website and the best way of how to make money online and by far the most common and doable one is Affiliate Marketing. Everyone have an interest in something and it could be anything that you can research and turn into an online business that you can be proud of.