The making money online market is vast nowadays, with 68.1M search results as of this writing on Google to be exact:
Why is this topic so attractive and why it’s been pulling me in the last 5 years? I believe it is because we can do work from home or from any location with an internet connection and make money. The audience is also huge with over 2 billion people with high speed internet and many more with access to it so the potential to make money online is very high.
There are many ways to make money online but I’m going to concentrate on the ones that are the most lucrative, real ways to earn, not only a consistent income month after month, but ones that will sustain for years to come with minimal maintenance. The methods that I will introduce below will be the foundation of this Work Anywhere Now website:
- Affiliate Marketing
- Email Marketing
- YouTube Channel
- Your Own Digital Products/Services
Blogging: Is It Dead?
People have been blogging for many years now and there have been many success stories on how they were able to monetize their blog to make money. With all the changes on the internet and how Google works these days, is it easy to have a blog? The answer is YES.
Never has it been this easy I must add. I remember trying to build my first website back in the late 90’s and I learned html coding, the basics, to get a few paged website going just for personal use. Nowadays, nobody really needs to know any coding.
Take for instance, there are training programs like Wealthy Affiliate who will help you build your website in 30 seconds! Yes, it’s that simple to have your own website and start blogging! Here is a video on how to create one of your two FREE websites as a Free Member on Wealthy Affiliate:
Your blog will be most successful nowadays if it concentrates on a specific topic called a niche. If you can build a blog website in a high demand niche and create content on there that encourages community interaction, then Google will love your website and will rank it better than others who don’t.
This is why niche research is a great way to find out what topic to write on and it’s vital to having a successful blog. There are many tools you can use for keyword research from free ones at google.com or the one I’ve grown to love is Jaaxy! Not only do they tell you how much traffic a keyword is, it also tells you how much competition (how many sites that have those keywords). It has it’s own scoring system based on a formula to rate each keyword so it’s easy for you to pick which ones to choose. It also tells you if that keyword is available on to be a domain .com/.net/.org name! Now that’s pretty cool! I will post more about this tool soon but for now, you can sign up for a FREE account here and check it out yourself!
To circle back to is blogging dead? No, not at all! I think this is the best time to start because you have SO many resources and so much help available to you. As you follow my blog, you will learn more and more about how to make money from your blog, as this is exactly what I’ll be doing with this blog. I can’t wait to share more as I move forward!
What is affiliate marketing? It’s simply the process of earning a commission by promoting someone else’s products or services. This is one of the main ways how you can monetize your blog if you don’t have a product on your own. There are many affiliate networks out there that you can join for free and search the products or services you’d like to promote. This is where your niche comes in again, you should be promoting something that solves a problem for your niche audience and therefore they would be more inclined to click on your link and buy the product or service. This is a great way to monetize your blog if you don’t have a product/service to offer yourself.
Affiliate marketing has only grown in the recent years and more and more brands/companies see the power in having millions of people promoting for them. There’s pretty much an affiliate program for any product out there, you just have to put in a search to see if there are a good variety of products to promote before you finalize on the niche for your blog. The more you make things value and problem solving ideas you offer your audience, the more likely they will buy from you! For more details on this topic click HERE!
I’m going to make this very simple… Email marketing is about collecting email addresses from people in your niche and then once you have them, you can start selling them things they would be interested in. This also ties into affiliate marketing above, so not only you promote on your blog, you also promote to your email subscriber list.
I have heard many times over and over again, the MONEY IS IN LIST. Why? It’s because once you have your list, you can promote to them again and again. Even if you had to pay for the traffic to get the subscriber, as long as you can make more money in your email funnel than what you paid to acquire your subscribers, then you’re in the money.
One very important aspect to email marketing is establishing yourself as the authority in your niche and you do that by providing value to your subscribers before you pitch them products. By the time you actually send them an email with affiliate links in them, they’ll be ready to buy!
An autoresponder service I love and use for email marketing is AWEBER! They are used by the top bloggers for years now and I’ve learned that other free services don’t always give you the full functionalities that Aweber offers. Also, if you start with a free service, and then change to Aweber later, you’ll have to ask your entire list to opt-in again. Do you know how many subscribers you can lose with this transfer? More than half! So, start your business right and use Aweber. Here’s a short video to see how it works:
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Did you know that many YouTubers are making a good amount of money every month from their channels? Google owns YouTube so you can monetize your videos with Adsense. Have you ever seen an advertisement before the video starts? Well, if you let that video run all the way through, that video owner gets paid!
While you’re watching the video and you see little ads popping up and you click on those, the video owner gets paid again! So the more videos and more views you get on your YouTube Channel, the more you can earn.
There are many types of videos you can make like how-to’s, product reviews (show people how a product works, pros and cons), motivational, entertainment, etc. You can even link your affiliate products in your videos as well so let’s say you’re reviewing a product and you have an affiliate link for it, you can tell your audience to click that link to buy because this product is awesome! 😉 See how all this can come together?
Check out my YouTube Channel HERE!
Your Own Digital Products or Services
Here comes the big bucks! I’ve also known that having a digital product would be the most lucrative because you keep 100% of the revenue, have hardly start up cost (time would be your cost mostly), and so easy to scale, meaning I can sell one eBook with this one website or I can use this website to sell 1,000,000 eBooks, web host cost would be the same.
Many successful internet marketers use eBooks as their digital product or you can have an online consulting service regarding your niche. Even greater would be some kind of membership site, where you can keep adding content to that members want.
Webinar series is another great idea for digital products. The point is that you create it once, and you keep selling that one product or that series of products. This is why owning your own digital product is so lucrative and a must if you want to take your online business to the next level!
Where to Start?
I hope you can see how all these elements can create a true, meaningful, and lucrative online business. There will be lots of work in the beginning as you set many things up, but as you keep going and keep adding to your blog or website, then you will be building something that can fund your next vacation, or pay your credit card debts off, or help with the mortgage, or pay for extracurricular lessons for your kids, or even replace your full time job! Wouldn’t that be exciting?!
This is all possible if you want it and will work for it! Once everything is set up, it’s just about maintenance, doing a post every other day or however often you want, and have time to think of new ways to take your blog to the next level. At that point, you’ll be able to work from any location you want that has internet access and enjoy the laptop lifestyle!
If you’re ready to start your online business, sign up at Wealthy Affiliate for a FREE account HERE! I’ll be seeing you on the inside and helping you every step of the way once you sign up. You will start with the training available there and begin building your website along with the lessons. If you want to learn more about this awesome training platform, please check out my detailed review HERE.
Have you tried making money online and if so, comment below and let me know what has been the key to your success? If you have not made money online but would like to, please let me know what questions you may have about it and let’s discuss below or you can ask me a question on my Wealthy Affiliate profile HERE!
Let’s make money online!