Take 5 seriesby @simonecas5 ways to make money online
Only 5?There are many ways to make money on the internet and lots of ebookson the subject, several with absurd claims. I have picked 5 honest, tried-and-tested ideas.
1. Get paid to writeFrom websites to blogs, the internet is hungry for content. Cut your teethwith freelance sites and blogs, then target businesses, digital agencies andadvertising firms. If you are fluent in another language, considerlocalisation work – offering translation and rewriting services for multi-language websites.
2. Sell! Sell! Sell!People do make a living selling online. Source a product at a price that givesyou good margins (consider delivery costs + insurance for expensive items)then open an eBay shop. If you are a crafter, it has to be something you canmake in big batches and quickly. You will also have to do some marketing tostand out from the crafting crowd.
3. Start a blogThis is a spin-off of Way No.1 but it involves an entrepreneurial effort. You are creatingyour own brand - you are writing all the content, you are monetising it. Start withaffiliate marketing. You will get direct advertising when you have a strong brand. Youcan review products, aim for a book deal, generate writing gigs, even launch a career injournalism/copywriting... Harness the power of social media and off you go!
4. Join the VAsVA is the new PA. Small businesses often cannot afford to hire asecretary, so if you can type reasonably fast, are organised and havea fast internet connection you can join the growing army of VAs. Thisis the perfect job if you want to work from home.
5. Become a web wizardGet a slice of the internet pie by acquiring new skills: whether it’s design, analytics,SEO, PPC or blog outreach, this is the time to find your niche before it gets toocrowded. You can do a course or teach yourself almost anything - free courses,how-to guides and webinairs are proliferating online.
Thanks for reading!Photos: SellTextbooks, Pixabay, 500CPM, SEOPlanter, Mr Fring, IvanWalsh, Los Amigos Del Fuego. Courtesy ofCreative Commons. Copyright @simonecas. Feel free to embed this on your blog or website butyou can’t change it!Five web wonders1. Make money onlinehttp://www.moneysavingexpert.com/family/make-money-online2. Top tips for business startupshttp://creativeboom.co.uk/tips/the-ultimate-collection-of-freelance-tips-for-creative-businesses/3. Internet marketing for smallbusinesseshttp://howtoseouk.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/new-digital-marketing-series-from-yours.html4. Working from homehttp://fromrattopositiveparent.blogspot.co.uk/5. Blogging for moneyhttp://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/onlinebusiness/a/makemoneyblog.htm