There are many ways to make money online. If you google “how to make money online” you will come up with millions of search results. The Penny Hoarder itself has an article on how to make extra money on the side in legitimate ways. Below are some of the best ways that you can make money online:
You can make money from an online blog
If you utilize effective keyword research, write interesting articles, and write consistently, over time you can drive a ton of traffic to your blog where you can have affiliate links that sell other people’s products, or you can put up Google Adsense.
You can create your own online course to make money
You will need some type of skill set that many people are eager to learn for themselves, but if you can find out what’s popular and master that skills yourself, you can do this. I will take time to set up and it will take practice, but if you are successful in setting up a course, you can keep 100% of the money you make.
You can make money online from affiliate marketing
You can do this by signing up as an affiliate with just about any company out there. You can do it for Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Amazon, EBay, and many more. This is where it helps to have a blog where you get a lot of traffic and when they click on your affiliate link to one of these online stores and they buy something, you get paid a commission.
Although it takes time to get this going, it eventually will turn on a money faucet that keeps filling your bucket (wallet) with money.
You can create and e-commerce store
If you have a talent and a knack of buying things really cheaply and marking them up to sell them at a profit, you make be interested in setting up an online store where you can sell these products. If you don’t want to go through the expense of setting up an online store, you can set up an account with EBay and sell these products for a small fee to EBay. You can also sell your items on Amazon.
A couple of drawbacks with this form of making money is that there is a lot of competition and you will often have to deal with low profit margins, which unfortunately has driven many would-be entrepreneurs out of business.
You can make money from someone else’s information product
This is what I want to focus on here. How powerful is this concept of making money by selling someone else’s information product?
You can sell somebody else’s e-book, and they will pay you a commission for that, or you can sell somebody’s else’s online course and get paid for that too.
Of course it’s not just about finding an online course and spamming your Facebook news feed or twitter feed, there is a more subtle way to do it where you will not be looked at like a sales person. Instead you will be looked at as someone who provides value to others and helps others. You build trust with others and then and only then will people want to buy from you.
There’s a lot to learn in order to create a full time income selling someone else’s information product. The good news is that there are programs that will teach you how to do this effectively. Some of my favorite courses are the courses found on Wealthy Affiliate. They teach you everything you need to know about blogging properly, keyword research, marketing on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, and how to build trust with your target audience.
What’s more, Wealthy Affiliate is one of these Information Products that you can sell to others. The Affiliate Bootcamp school within Wealthy Affiliate will teach you how to do this. Not only will you earn a one time commission for selling Wealthy Affiliate, you will earn the money residually, month after month after month.
Success Takes Time
As with any affiliate program, network marketing program, or any online business, success takes time. So many people join these programs, expecting to make a fortune overnight, often due to the hype that some of these programs spew on their sales pages. The truth is, unless you have a following already, success will take time, it can take several months, or it can take several years for some.
But look at it this way:
If you are in the 3rd quarter of your life at the age of 45, and you are feeling like you are not where you want to be in your career, or in your finances, and you feel like it’s too late to start something new, look at it in this perspective. Those who start a network marketing business, or those who start an affiliate marketing program at the age of 45 make take up to 5 years to earn a full time income after grueling hard work and learning.
Worst case scenario, it may take 10 years. Could you imagine that if it took 10 years to finally retire from your day job………at the age of 55, 10 years before almost everybody else?
So, don’t let your age, or anything else about you keep you from living the life you deserve. Success takes time and it will be a hard road, but you can also make it a fun and adventurous road too.