HOW TO MAKE MONEY ONLINE (VOL.2)
Continuing from vol.1 of how to make money online, I present to you the vol.2. This series of volumes will help to inform your choice and decision making of the best possible way to make money online.
As someone who has been immersed into series of online money ventures, I know a thing or two about what it takes to succeed in this arena. However, just like you, I started at ground zero with little knowledge, but a great deal of passion. My learning curve has been one of trial, failure then success, this helped immensely in the grand scheme of things.
Today, if you are at all serious about succeeding in any endeavor, whether online or offline, you have to deliver enormous amounts of value. Initially, you have to do more works with little return. This is especially true online. Why? Because it takes time to build authority and create an audience, two primary ingredients necessary to succeed in the wonderful world of commerce on the web.
Five simple ways to make money online:
1. CPA marketing
If you find affiliate marketing tough to handle, then CPA or Cost Per Action may be a more suitable option.
If the person who heads to the merchant’s site through your links commits to a specified action, like agreeing to receive newsletters, opting for email updates, taking a poll or whatsoever the merchant can think of, you will be entitled to a commission.
In that sense, the commission scheme is not solely dependent on sales, so this CPA marketing idea surely has an upside about it.
You no longer have to wait for your prospects to come to a buying decision before you are assured of your commission.
At the same time, the challenge to entice people for their purchase is far greater than getting people to think about whether opting for free things or not!
Sign up with a few good CPA networks (these are sites that connect advertisers with marketers), find a few good offers to promote and start your journey.
2. Earn money freelancing
For most people, online freelancing seems like a natural idea when it comes to making money over the Internet.
The beauty of freelancing lies in its simplicity and cost effectiveness. There is no initial capital outlay for your new venture, it is not a prerequisite to set up a website (though admittedly a personal website can and do go a long way to help you professionally), and there are always immediate options that allow you to make some decent money.
Unless you end up in a fairly long cycle project, chances are you will be paid on the same day the project ends. The Internet is flushed with marketplaces that offer loads of freelancing opportunity, it is entirely up to you how you want to promote and market your skills and expertise.
3. Become a virtual assistant
One interesting outcome of the proliferation of the Internet is the emergence of many online businesses. The trend is set to continue for the foreseeable future, and naturally, these emerging online businesses will need virtual help.
There are many online gigs available. You can help to conduct research, finding things, taking phone calls, or simply doing some mundane stuff that this new breed of online business owners just can’t be bothered with.
Alternatively, you can focus on the forums meant for webmasters, or online business owners, so as to sniff out any decent opportunity.
Perhaps the simplest option is to announce your availability through a classified ad. The way I see it, the need for virtual assistants is not going to die down anytime soon. So, we are talking about a mid-to-long-term job proposition (even though you may change or have many employers throughout this period).
You can also use sites like Elance to find companies and business looking for VAs.
4. Do graphic design
If you know Photoshop like the back of your palm, then 99Designs and most of the freelance website around would represent a tremendous money making opportunity!
There are loads of design competitions to win prizes, from logo to t-shirt, icon to website and more. You can also offer your service to willing individuals and companies. There are a lot of people looking for this kind of service and having the skill set as a Graphics designer will put you
in the fore front.
5. Design logos
I still continue to be amazed by the phenomenon made possible with the Internet. It seems like there are hundreds and hundreds of new businesses coming online on a daily basis. Although this looks like a subset of Graphics design, it is an entity on its own.
While this intensifies as competition increases, it also creates business opportunities for others, for example, people who are well-versed in designing logos (the conventional thinking is that every business needs a logo).
So, if you are good at the creative stuff, it is an excellent time to start a new business catering to this need.
This is one business that truly cuts across industries, so naturally, the upside is tremendous.
A great place to find log design projects is DesignCrowd.