Start by thinking carefully about the type of reader you’d like to have read your blog. You might like to create an avatar of that reader (sometimes called a reader persona or profile) to help you work out who you’re trying to attract.
Take it seriously. Yes, you’re applying for an online job. Yes, you can do the work in your underwear, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a “real job”. You must treat it as such or they aren’t going to treat you as a serious candidate. You aren’t the only one who wants to work in their underwear. In fact, the competition online is likely higher than it is in your local area.
The new age of blogging is audio blogging a.k.a. starting a podcast. Usually podcasts earn money online from gaining sponsorships for each ‘pod’…or ‘cast’…I’m not really sure what the slang for podcasts are to be honest. Gain enough listeners and you could charge a pretty penny for those sponsorship slots.
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Focus groups are usually conducted locally in a physical location, thus, you have to live in close proximity to be able to participate. But, there are some sites that conduct online focus groups as well.
eBay – You can sell just about anything on eBay. Handmade items, antiques or repurposed yard sale finds may all find a buyer on this website.Amazon FBA – Basically you buy things at retail stores and resell them on Amazon. Search through those clearance racks and start your business.
What you offer could be absolutely anything, from writing and translating, social media posting, playing pranks and teaching to creating music, voiceovers and short video clips for people all around the world!
Now I know the question you are asking is how much money do I make for the amount of traffic that I get. I get paid every time an ad is shown on my site but you get fractions of a penny for each view. For this reason, ad dollars are measured in CPM.
My next self-funded business hit $160,000 in revenue in its first year alone. After that first taste of self-made success, I’ve gone on to sign consulting contracts worth tens of thousands of dollars with startups like LinkedIn and Google, launch profitable online courses, and build a following of hundreds of thousands for this blog and my podcast series.
Listverse – Listverse pays $100 for each accepted post. The article must be a list, it must be at least 1,500 words and you must include at least 10 things. Other than that, you can get pretty creative with it.
Yes you can become an influencer. Or, why not make an entire media company? Instead of focusing on yourself as the brand, you can create the next viral news blog, viral video channel, industry niche podcast and more. Feature the latest news stories, interview the gurus of your niche, cover events in your industry.
Add high-quality pictures of the item. Use several images that show the item from different angles. Remove all clutter from the background because it detract attention from the item you’re selling. Use natural lighting instead of a flash. Take close ups so people can see all the details of the item.
There are many other lists and indexes where you can add your shop. I find the two mentioned ones to work best so far. If you have one that you think is really good and complete, contact me. I will be happy to add other links here.
You could set up a paid directory. If it’s legitimate and gets some traffic then businesses are okay by paying some money for their listing. I’m not so sure about the click = $ thing, but you could test that out and let me know how it goes 🙂
Another ideas is to stack long term and short term money making ideas together. So for instance, while you are working on building your blog, you can try your hand at one or more of the other ways to earn extra cash mentioned above. For example, surveys are an easy to complete in your spare time. (In addition to Survey Junkie, I have many more survey opportunities listed in this post as well).
Jeff Great post. Thank you for all the info, most helpful. I have recently started affiliate marketing. By copying a guy who has proven his ability many times over, it was a no-brainer to learn how to start affiliate marketing. I am already seeing results, it’s a great feeling.
If you own a car but barely use it, you can make some easy money online by renting it out on Turo. Before you freak out, rest easy knowing there’s a $1 Million insurance policy on all cars rented on Turo, plus drivers are prescreened.
With tips, the nice thing is that you don’t necessarily need to have a shop. A blog for instance or any other website is sufficient. You can display the QR-code or just your Bitcoin address at the bottom of your page or wherever it seems convenient and let people decide how much they want to tip you. You can also view how this looks like in the footer of this German blog bitcoins21.
I respect your view. But personally, I do not feel Domain flipping is unethical at all. More often than not, domain flippers prefer registering generalized domains which can be used by a category of business and not the names of individual companies. If a company wishes they can always look out for other Domains associated with their business. No one is forcing them to buy a particular domain. right?
“In the worldwide marketplace of today, your skills can be used for anything, including mapping,” Mokey says. However, you’re also competing against people in developing nations who are willing to work for pennies, he says.
Affiliates – There are many affiliate networks, such as FlexOffers and CJ Affiliate that allow you to promote other people’s products and services. You simply put a link or a banner on your page and then you get a percentage if someone clicks through and buys the product/service. You’ll want to select products that are specifically within your blog’s category.This is an effective way to earn money once you have the traffic coming to your blog.
Survey Junkie is one of my top recommended paid survey panels on the Internet. They offer their members great surveys to complete for cash, and they pay super fast (how does receiving your money the same day you request it sound?!).
Your devoted following could mean extra cash. Marketing companies that work with major brands can pay $25 per tweet or more for you to promote a product, though you’ll probably need to have a pretty big audience for this to work.
Fiverr.com is a micro freelancing site where you can sell any kind of service, from graphic design and coding to writing, signing, drawing, taking pictures of yourself holding a sign, prank calling someone and so on.
As you learn you get rewarded with points toward commissions with a 13 year old company that is rated with the BBB. The site has many rescources for you to learn how to be a pro affiliate with their company or on your own. Either way you learn great information. A good place to start. Or even if you have been beat up out there with all the crap some sites have to offer.
The other way to earn Bitcoins from trading is simple speculation. In this case you would buy Bitcoins, wait until the price increases, then sell for a fiat currency. When the price drops again, you buy more Bitcoins and start all over. For this to work out you either need to be very lucky or capable of predicting the future.
So, if you have plant to retire early or if you want your money to grow while you sleep, you should probably consider designing your own Online Courses. You can either start your own website and sell your courses there or you can start it on websites like Udemy.
The last step is deciding how you’ll market and monetize your podcast. The larger of an audience you have, the more chances you have for monetizing it. Create a basic website for your show and start sharing episodes to your network. When you’re ready to monetize there are a few options you can choose from:
Each of these places that you reader might already be gathering has opportunities to develop a presence whether that be by leaving good comments, offering to create guest posts or simply by being helpful and answering questions.
You’ll need a digital camera or a recent smartphone to photograph your wares. Great photos and plenty of detail shots are crucial for convincing shoppers to put down their hard-earned cash for a carefully made craft.
Sorry about your experience. I don’t personally know BrainHost, but the disappearance of your site could be due to many reasons–you may have accidentally deleted your files, uninstalled something, change a setting, didn’t renew your hosting, etc.
Local businesses are struggling. Many have websites, but aren’t getting any results from them. Others don’t have websites at all. You can help by learning search engine optimization, how to set up an email list, and more, and then implementing these for local businesses. If you typically hang around geeks, web marketers, or the Web 2.0 crowd, you may be surprised how many business owners are 10 years (or more) behind you! If you can deliver results, business owners will happily pay. Find customers by going door-to-door.
Our review: The surveys usually take around 10 minutes and are pretty easy to complete. You have to be as honest as possible as they have a “strike system”. 3 bad surveys and you’re out (we like to see it as a challenge).
They also have a shopping section where you can earn one Swag Buck for every dollar that you spend there. At first, I didn’t expect to see “big” retailers there, but I was able to find quite a few well-known names. Walmart and Macy’s are there as well as lots of others.
Here’s an option we like: It’s the Chase Freedom Unlimited card*. Its claim to fame? You’ll earn an unlimited 1.5% cash back on all your purchases. Plus, if you spend $500 in your first three months of opening the card (hi, groceries), you’ll pocket a $150 bonus.
If there’s a major event in your area, you may be able to rent out your driveway for a night or a weekend. Keep on top of events in your area and make your driveway available for overflow parking to the facility holding the event.
Getting your monthly paycheck in Bitcoins is probably the steadiest way to earn Bitcoins. There aren’t many organizations who would pay you in Bitcoins but there are some at least. And maybe there will be more as acceptance increases continuously. Gavin Andresen, core Bitcoin developer of the Bitcoin Foundation stated in this interview that he gets paid in Bitcoins. And chances are, that when your employer accepts Bitcoins they might be willing to pay you in Bitcoin, too.
First off, I’m a blogger so it seems wrong not to mention it, but more importantly, it’s a legitimate way to make money. It’s quite possibly the least straight-forward way on this list, but it’s very doable and it’s also quite possibly the funnest way on this list. I love blogging and I know hundreds of bloggers who feel the same. So let’s talk about making money blogging and what it really means.