How can I make money online? That is the question many people are asking right now. And more and more people are turning towards the internet for answers.
Let me be the first to tell you; The Internet is the answer! There have been many more opportunities to make money since the dawn of the internet. With even more ideas and opportunities being born every day.
Of course, this does not mean it will be easy. There is plenty of competition and many variables to account for and even test for. You need to know how to look past the lies and scams and find the people and products that will truly help you.
There are plenty of scammers out there, just trying to trick people out of their money. When in reality the only ones making any money in any of these scams is the person running the scam. Before accepting any money-making opportunity, you should do your research. Check out both the offer, and the person presenting the offer, their background, and possible past project history. Also, be sure and look at their social media profiles.
Online Auctions are a great way to make money online.
There is a lot of money being made through online auctions. And it requires very little effort to list and start selling items. You will need to determine which products to sell, and create an appealing listing.
There are a lot of different items you can sell through marketplace auctions. From physical goods to digital and even online courses. If you learn to sell through auction and other marketplace sites, you can make some a nice income.
Owning a website.
You can create your own auction site or even an eCommerce store. By having your own site you will spend a lot less money on fees. As opposed to what the online marketplace sites would charge.
A downside is that with a new site nobody knows you. You have no site authority and people have a hard time buying from a website they have never heard of. But with a little bit of good marketing, this will not be an issue for very long.
Overall, you can make a lot more money in the long run by having your own site, but expect a slow, rocky start in the beginning. See these design tips for inspiration.
Affiliate programs are a good way to make money online.
You do not need your own product to sell. Instead, you find another product, with an affiliate program, and signup to sell this product. Each time you make a sale, you will be paid a certain percentage of the total profit.
This can work great for people who love making sales or people that have good marketing skills. It is also a very good option for beginners who have no products of their own to sell.
There are a lot of good companies that offer affiliate programs. My advice is to find a mid-high tier subscription-based program. It is not required but I recommend promoting programs you already use and love. This way you won't disappoint anyone, and you will be much more familiar with the product.
One of the best programs I have found to promote so far is ClickFunnels. This tool makes building any website or sales funnel super quick and easy. But on the affiliate side, they pay out big on a monthly subscription. Check it out here.
You can sign up for a Free 2 week trial of ClickFunnels, which includes full access to their affiliate program.
Make money online with information products.
If you have expertise on a certain subject, many people are willing to pay you to teach them. This can come as eBooks, physical books, or an online class. There is a lot of money being made with information products, and now is a great time to cash in on it.
This can also be done as a youtube channel, blog, or podcast. I recommend trying each and sticking with what you like the best.
Start an online Agency.
The top two Agency models I recommend are web design or marketing. Both of these are super good inches to be in and will be for the foreseeable future.
I recommend web design if you are artistic and have a very creative mind, And most importantly if you enjoy doing it. Professional web designers can make thousands of dollars per project.
If you are more comfortable with marketing and getting people in the door, then you may want to start a marketing agency. Like web design, you can make thousands per campaign. Here is our list of tools (B) for web design.
Either of these agency options has huge potential and will make you a very comfortable living.
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