20 ways to make money online

make money onlineMaybe you’re watching this because you just want a bit of extra income to supplement your existing job, or maybe you want to get rid of your job altogether and replace it with an income source that will give you a bit more time and freedom.

Whatever your reason is for picking up this training program, I really hope you get a lot out of it and that you take action on what you’re about to learn.

If you’ve been on the Internet and looked around for “work at home” opportunities, you would have seen a bunch of ads claiming how easy it is to make $1000 in a day with only 3 hours of work, or $5000 per month working just 30 minutes per day.

These ads are pretty ridiculous. I’m not saying they’re lying or they’re scams; it really is possible to make a great income online, but the truth is it usually takes a lot of work to get started and to establish a consistent, reliable income.

When you’re just starting out, you’re not going to make a great deal of money if you’re just working 30 minutes a day.

But it is possible to build a good income online, and get started quickly as well.

So in this program we’re going to cover 10 different ways you can get started creating an income online from the comfort of your own home in the next 7 days or less.

They’re all a bit different because I wanted to make sure there are a few options for every personality type and every skillset.

You also don’t have to limit yourself to just one strategy; you can use a few of them at the same time, or you can even mix and match a few of them to get better results.

So let’s get started.

Become A Content Writer

If you’re a good writer or just enjoy writing, I’ve got good news for you; your services are in high demand!

A lot of freelance writers, and regular people as well, are now earning a decent amount of income online by writing articles, blog posts, product reviews, website content, and books for people.

Most website owners know they need to keep their websites up to date with fresh content, but they don’t always have the time or willingness to sit and write a bunch of content themselves.

That’s where you come in. You can easily start earning an online income by providing your writing services to these website owners, to Internet marketers, and to other writers as well.

So what you need to do to get started as a writer is to first signup and create your profile on freelance sites such as Elance, Odesk, and Fiverr. Put as much detail as possible about your experiences and what you can do. Basically your profile should sell your services for you.

There are two ways you will find work on these types of sites; one is through your profile, where people who are interested in hiring a writer will search for writers and look at your profile. If they like what they see and read on your profile, then they’ll be more likely to contact you about getting some work done.

The other way to find work is to browse through the job listings on these sites and find people who have posted on those sites actually looking for writers.

Now, you’re going to get a wide range of offers from people who need 10 articles of 500 words each, and others who want a 10,000 word report written for them.

So you have to decide what kind of writer are you; will you specialize in one particular area, for example, you’re exclusively an article

writer, but you don’t do longer books, or will you be a general writer who does everything from short articles, to product reviews, and books?

In most cases it’s always going to be a good idea to be a bit flexible with what you can do, so the more different types of writing services you can offer, the more opportunities for work you’ll have.

When you’re just starting out and you don’t have much of a reputation yet, you might need to just take any jobs you can get. Sometimes this means you might need to accept jobs that pay a little less than you would like, but take it anyway. Build up your experience, and always ask for client testimonials as well for each job you complete.

The more work you do initially, the more your reputation will grow as a great content writer, and the more longer term work you’ll be able to secure.

That’s the key right there; you want to build good, solid relationships with your clients so they will continue coming back to you over and over again for more content. They’re always going to need more content for their websites, which means they’re always going to need content writers. You need to make sure they’re going back to you for their content needs.

Become A Blogger

If there’s something you’re passionate about, or that you want to share with people, you can create a blog and let people know all about it.

This is a great way to share your thoughts, ideas, or passion with people. It’s also a great way to build a following, and create a small community of like-minded people.

The key to being successful as a blogger is to post regular content, and make sure that content is engaging and interesting to read.

Think about the type of blogs that you like to visit often; why do you like reading their posts? What makes you go back to those blogs? What makes them unique?

The answers to those questions should help you determine the type of blog you should be creating as well.

Now the most important part is; how do you monetize your blog? There are a few different ways to do this.

One way is to have advertising spaces on your blog. You can signup for a program like Google Adsense that will allow you to put advertising on your blog, and each time someone clicks on an ad, you will get paid a small portion. You can also allow companies and other websites to buy advertising space from you directly, and the price they pay you will depend largely on how much traffic you get to your site each month.

Another great way to monetize your blog is to promote related products as an affiliate. So what this means is you promote other people’s products, and if you make a sale from your site you get paid a commission. Let’s say you have a blog about knitting, and you want to promote a knitting kit, or a training product on how to start knitting. Each sale you make of those products you would get a commission of the product price.

You can also promote your own products or services as well. Why not combine the first method of being a writer with being a blogger? So you can use your blog as a portfolio of your writing, and use it to get clients for your writing services as well?

The first thing you need to do to get started as a blogger is to decide what your blog will be about. What’s the purpose of your blog? What do you want to promote or sell?

Once you know that, you then need to come up with a name for your blog. Make it something personal, something memorable, and of course something that is related to what you want to do on your blog.

The easiest way to actually get started blogging is to then signup to WordPress.com and use their blogging platform. You can also register your own domain name to make it look more professional.

Once you’re all signed up to WordPress, you can download themes for your blog, which you can use to personalize the look and style.

Just go over to Google and do a search for “free wordpress themes” and you’ll find a lot of sites with a lot of different themes you can use for your site.

Then get posting. Post news, lessons, stories, or anything else you want to post, and make sure you post content regularly, either every day or every other day.

Finally you need to start advertising your blog as well. Just because you built it, it doesn’t mean they’re going to come. You need to tell people about it, and you need to get people to start visiting your blog. You can do this by telling your friends and family on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

You can also visit other blogs related to yours and start posting comments on the posts there. Don’t blatantly advertise your blog though; make sure your comment is in response to an actual post on the site. Most sites will allow you to place your blog’s address in a separate text field that will appear once your comment is approved.

So if your comment is interesting, people will see your blog’s address and click through to your blog.

It can take some time to establish a solid readership, so you probably won’t be earning a great deal of money initially, but if you stick with it and combine this with other strategies you’ll learn about in this training, you can really increase your profit potential dramatically.

Get Your Book Published On Amazon Kindle

Writers are always looking to get their books published, promoted and sold. Amazon provides a perfect solution for first time writers, and veterans, to get their self-published book published and noticed.

The Amazon marketplace for Kindle ebooks is such a huge resource for writers that it should be a part of every writer’s plans. There are countless success stories from writers and authors who have published their ebook for Kindle and there is a huge demand for new material on a daily basis. Getting an ebook published and available for Kindle is not as difficult as it may seem and writers should put together a strategy for publishing their ebooks.

The first step is to have a fully edited draft that is grammatically correct and delivers the final product that you are happy with. If it’s fiction, there should be good character development and story structure. If it’s non-fiction, the ebook should have proper references and factual data.

When preparing your final editorial draft, have your friends and family read the ebook in addition to possibly having it reviewed by a professional.

Now that you have a completed ebook, you need to properly prepare it to be sold on the Amazon Kindle Marketplace. The first thing that every self-published writer should do when getting ready to sell the ebook on Amazon is to properly format it for Kindle.

You will be uploading your ebook to Kindle Direct Publishing which requires very specific formatting. Amazon provides great resources on how to properly format your ebook so just follow these steps when you’re ready to start uploading your books.

There are also freelance editors on Fiverr who will convert and format your ebook to be properly submitted to Kindle Direct Publishing. Regardless of how you get your ebook formatted, this is an extremely important step.

After have the ebook correctly formatted, you need to get a cover designed that is attractive, professional and eye-catching. This is what will visually sell the ebook and is just as important as formatting. Amazon provides recommendations for the Kindle cover art in their publishing guidelines that you should follow. You can also simply hire a number of great designers on Fiverr who will design a professional cover for you. Just let them know it’s for Kindle, and they will create a cover that is the right size for Kindle.

Once you’ve got all that done, you’re now ready to publish your ebook on Amazon and have it read on Kindles worldwide.

This can be quite an intimidating process but it shouldn’t be. All you need is a free Amazon account, and just follow the simple steps on Kindle Direct Publishing.

So to begin the process of uploading your work for publishing, choose to “Add A New Title” and fill out the required information.

Upload the ebook and cover art and save the uploaded information.

Proceed to the “Rights And Pricing” page where it is suggested that you choose worldwide rights and a 70% royalty rate. Decide on a price (research similar books to see what they are selling for) and

“Save And Publish” your project. In 24 – 48 hours you will be a published writer on Amazon and your eBook can be purchased on any Kindle in the world.

The last process in proper self-publishing on Amazon is promotion of your book. Just because you write it, doesn’t mean people are going to buy it. You need to promote your book on social media, through blogs, family members, friends and much more. Ask every reader to leave an honest and positive review of the book. A positive review from readers usually provides more sales along with interest and attention from other readers.

Amazon provides a great way for writers to get their ebooks published and it is a simple process that is very easy to complete.

Every new writer, or aspiring writer, can get their ebooks published and sold on Amazon for Kindle readers.

Wrapping Things Up

No doubt you’ve got a bunch of different ideas running through your head right now.

What you need to do now is choose one idea, and go with that.

The intention of this training isn’t to just give you ideas, it’s to expose you to the different ways you can make money online, and also to help you find out which one you want to focus on.

Focus on one strategy and stick with that until you see success.

You can of course combine different strategies together, but make sure they are related and that you are targeting the same audience.

So if you’re a writer, maybe you can offer freelance writing services, and at the same time write a blog. Or if you want to offer marketing services to offline businesses, you can easily provide both SEO and social media services to them.

What you don’t want to do is immediately think you’re going to create an information product, then tomorrow you go and build an ecommerce store, and then the day after that you decide you want to be a freelance designer.

Don’t try to do 20 different things at the same time.

Focus on one particular strategy that really interests you and stick with it until you reach your revenue goals, and then branch out into other related strategies.

I hope this training has been helpful and that you really take action on what you’ve just learnt.

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