Laptop Lifestyle and How to Turn Your Passion Into Profit
Just like motivational coaches, there are literally thousands of articles about making money online. And that is not really the problem – the problem is that quite a big percentage of them exist simply to convince you to sign up for some webinar, seminar or a training session in order to become an online billionaire. Boo-hoo. And stuff like this gives online money a bad name. However, it really is possible to make money online – and there are more ways than one, depending on your personal preferences.
Before we begin, there are some general tips you must follow before you start swimming through this ocean:
Number one: take this seriously and be professional. Yes, you are applying for an online job and you will do your interview with a button-down on top and your Snoopy underwear and Simpsons socks on the bottom below the table, but that doesn’t mean this isn’t a real job. If you don’t treat it that way, your future employers won’t treat you seriously as well. And trust me on this one, the competition for these jobs is huge. Write complete sentences with proper grammar, don’t be too laid back, and remember that you are the one who is building their view of you.
Number two: Don’t give out your all. Whether you are providing photography portfolio, writing samples or something else, give your employers just enough to get the idea, but not too many so they don’t know where to start. Also, give some background information but not your whole life story. And make sure whatever you send is good to go, spell checked and double-checked!
Now, let’s get to the strategies.
Whether you already have a website or blog, or are still dreaming your ideas up, you can also look into this form of marketing. Basically, with affiliate marketing you partner up with businesses and brands within your website’s content. And if you mention a service or product, you link to that service with a unique affiliate code you received when you signed up for that affiliate program. From there, you will be making money whenever someone buys a service or products through your link.
If you are an expert in any field, you can find people who are willing to pay you to counsel them on their business or personal goals. No matter whether you think you are important enough or not, you can be surprised at all the types of expertise people are paying for.
If you have any skill you want to teach others, you can set up an online course and market it online. There are many platforms where you can upload your materials and manage customers and payments.
If you have a creative talent and writing skills, you’ve probably already heard that it is possible to get paid to create online content. There are some bloggers who make over $200 000 per year just by creating content for other websites. The key to making it in this area is figuring out your niche, networking with people that can hire you and, of course, delivering a quality content all the time.
Online surveys are one of the easiest ways to make money online and therefore, one of the best ones as well. Let’s face it, we are all struggling to make money these days, and a little extra cash is always welcome. They usually take just a few minutes of your time and require your opinions only. Quite handy if you ask me.
If your social media following is large, you can make money by pursuing ads and sponsored posts. How does this work you may ask? Well, many companies are more than willing to pay social media influencers and bloggers to promote their services or products. If you have a platform such as huge Instagram following or a successful blog, you can cash in. This is really cool because usually there is not just the cash, but a bunch of free stuff for you as well.
YouTube is another quite successful platform that has made it possible for everyone to earn money online. There are tons of channels with big following that are earning money in exchange for their time and videos. If you are creative and love doing videos, start your YouTube channel as a fun new way to earn cash. You can use the platform’s own ad network or get sponsored posts.
Which one of these ways you like best? Do you have some more ideas you would like to share? Feel free to leave your comment.
Thavin & Marcob is a place where you are celebrated for being you!