Get rich quick
Sorry to burst the bubble here but there isn’t anything that exists which will get you rich very quickly. Sometimes you will see people advertising that you can earn $25 per email for processing each email, or you might see someone selling the ultimate online course to get rich quick online. I hate to burst your bubble but there is no such thing. Making money online is exactly the same as making money in your day to day job. It requires hard work and time. You can make a lot of money online and there are very lucrative opportunities popping up all of the time, but remember the sage advice that is,
‘If it looks to good to be true, then it probably is.’
That being said, if you are willing to put in the time and effort required, there are many different ways that you can make money online. Sometimes even replace normal income in the process. The following is a list of what you can do to start earning money online.
1: Sell your skills on Fiverr
Fiverr is a website that connects people looking for work to be done for them with freelancers willing to do that work. There are multiple different things that you can do such as graphic design, marketing copy, video editing, virtual assistant, the list is nearly endless. If you have a skill that you think people might be looking for then you can create a Fiverr gig and get paid for your work. Below is a video about how to set up your first Fiverr gig.
2: Start an online shop
There are loads of different business models out there on the web that are freely available for you to copy to be able to start your own online store. This could be with Amazon, Ebay, Shopify or even your own personal website. Dropshiping is a very popular way that people have been opening up online stores without ever having to touch the product they are selling. You do have to put in the ground work with marketing and branding but as for products and suppliers, you could use Alibaba which is a supplier website that connects suppliers with sellers. You could also use Wholesale2b which is also a website that connects suppliers to sellers but the difference is that Wholesale2b offers a lot more in the way of automation on the drop shipping side of things. If you are confident that you’d be able to market your product well then starting an online store could be the way to go for you. Not to mention there are many avenues online to help with marketing.
3: Start your own consulting business
Consulting can be a very fulfilling choice for a career path, especially since the use of the internet means you can consult people from all around the planet. If there is something that you have knowledge on or a skill that you have that can be taught to others, online consulting could be for you. You don’t need to be the expert with 10000 hours under your belt to start consulting either. As long as you know more about something than a vast group of other people within your specific niche, then you can make a living by being a consultant to them. You’ll need a website with a blog and maybe some YouTube videos to show that you have credibility. Also it really helps build your reputation if you do a few consulting jobs for free. Look for people who need help with something and help them out for free. Ask only that they leave you a great testimony about your service so that you can use it on your website or in marketing materials.
Below is a great video from Sabri Suby, the founder of King Kong, which goes over starting a consulting business from scratch.
4: Start a YouTube channel
I know what you’re thinking, “But it’s really hard to start a successful YouTube channel. You’re right, it is. Remember what I said at the start of this blog. To make money online, you need to put in time and hard work. If you are passionate about a topic then you can start a YouTube channel talking about that subject. Give your own commentary on politics, video games, economics, the state of the washing machine industry in Kosovo. No matter what it is, if you are passionate about something then chances are that there are other people out there that are just as passionate and you can reach them with your videos. “But, other people already make videos about the topics that I’m passionate about.” Yes that’s true. But that’s market competition. There are many different clothes brands, newspapers, toilet paper brands. There are a lot of people doing stuff that other people are already doing. There are things you can do to improve your chances of getting noticed on YouTube like having a good camera, good microphone for audio, designing good thumbnail pictures and many more. You’ll build up an audience and soon you’ll be making money from ad revenue. You could even use these videos to leverage affiliate marketing for income. The YouTube creator academy offers great lessons in starting and growing your YouTube channel.
5: Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate Marketing is another way that you can make money online. If you look really closely you’ll find that this page has Affiliate Marketing links. How does it work? You can find a product or service that someone else is selling and sometimes they have what is called an affiliate program. what that means is that they want you to market their product or service for them and for every person that you send to their website that makes a purchase, you earn a commission on that. Take Click Funnels for example. They offer a recurring commission every month for every person that you get to buy their service. They pay out 40% so for every one person you get to sign up to Click Funnels so that’s $38.80 a month! You don’t need to purchase the Click Funnels service to be able to promote it, you can promote without it however being able to leverage their funnel software is a huge advantage when it comes to marketing. If you sell the software to 3 different people then that pays for the service. If you manage to sell Click Funnels to just 100 people (Which in a world of 7 billion, isn’t that hard to do) you could be earning $3,880 a month. That’s just for 100 customers. You can scale up till you’re happy.
Personally I recommend any service that has a recurring commission like Click Funnels or LiveChat or any others that offer monthly payments because that way it is a lot easier to predict your monthly income.
You can market Affiliate Links in many different ways. You could use them in blogs (Like I do) You could attach them to YouTube videos like I mentioned earlier. You could use them in email marketing campaigns or even on your Instagram page. Affiliate marketing could be a whole post in itself so I’ll end this entry here.
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6: Write an E-Book
If you’re interested in writing then consider publishing an E-book. Now days, publishing your own book is easier than ever because there are many online avenues that will allow you to self publish your books.
“But writing a book is so hard and takes so long!”
I don’t think that’s true. Put it this way, if you write one chapter every week for one year, then you’re going to have a 52 chapter book. If you do 10 pages per chapter then that’s a 520 page book that you can write in 1 year.
The biggest thing standing between you and the book you want to write is your commitment. If you commit 1 hour a week to writing your book then you could have a complete book in no time. As for publishing, you could publish your book on Amazon Kindle which means you could sell your book directly through amazon. If you sell your book for $10 then you only need to find 5000 customers a year to completely replace your day job. If your marketing is good an your book is interesting then you will easily clear 5000 customers.
7: Become an Influencer
With the onset of popular social media a new job has emerged and that is called social media influencing or more simple called, being an “Influencer.” It’s so new in fact that spellcheck is yet to recognise the word ‘Influencer.’
So what does a social media influencer do exactly? They leverage their popularity on social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Musically, Blogs, you name a social media site and you can be an influencer on it. They leverage their popularity to advertise either their own products or other peoples products through things like affiliate marketing or sponsored posts.
It might sound rather strange to some and I commonly see people say that social media influencers are just another name fore unemployed. But I can guarantee you that the influencers are more likely than not making a lot more money than the people making such comments.
Depending on how big your following is, companies will ask you to post what is called a sponsored post where you advertise their produce to your audience and in return they will pay you money for it. If you want learn more about being a social media influencer then watch the video below from Forbes.
These are only a few of many different ways that you can make money online. These are at least the more notable ones and I do plan to update this page in the future with a lot more content and ideas about how you can make money online.
It isn’t easy
Like I said in the beginning, there isn’t any such things as a get rich quick scheme that works. Anything that promises you the world for $100, it’s more than likely that it’s a scam.
If you want to make money online then you can do it. If you really applied yourself to any of the methods that I’ve mentioned above then there is no doubt that you could be successful and earning a real income online. But it’s going to take work. It’s a lot of time and hard work and there are going to be times when you feel like giving up. If you don’t give up and put in the work then you can be successful.
Are you willing to put in the hard work required to make an income online?