Making money online can sometimes feel complicated. But in most cases, it’s not complicated at all. It’s not even that hard. If you’re not familiar with certain skills, they may seem very hard. And once you start learning them, you realize that they aren’t. Well, that’s what happens with most of the jobs today. They all look hard until you start doing them.
Again, that doesn’t mean anyone can do them. If you hate coding, you won’t do it well even if you understand it perfectly. You will always think about another way to make money. And that’s something you should always remember when choosing a job. If you only want to do it because you heard there’s money in it, you probably won’t last. So always think about what excites you and keeps you motivated to continue working. And even if you do it only to make money, consider investing that money into your goals. That way, you’ll be more motivated to work and you will earn much more. Here are a few ideas to do it:
Dropshipping is a simple business model. You find a product on the internet that you want to sell, and you make a website for it. You would usually do that on eBay, AliExpress, and Alibaba. Find a product that has a good ranking and has pictures from customers in the comments. This way you’ll know that it’s not a scam, so you won’t have any problems. There’s an app called Oberlo that you can use to link the product to your website. All you have to do now is make some sales.
Of course, it’s not always that easy. You need to research payment processors to see which one works for your country. Sometimes you’ll need to figure a few things out before you start. But you can also start only using PayPal as your payment processor. And that’s ok. Don’t let that limit you because more than 300 million people are using it. Use what you have. If someone wants the product, they’ll create an account. So don’t worry about it.
One of the most usual ways to promote drop-shipping products is via Facebook ads. Although they can be a little expensive if you want to see good results quickly. Some people experiment with TikTok ads. They can also bring you very good results. And they’re not that expensive because they still don’t have many users. But do you even need any kind of ads? No. Some people generate lots of sales using Pinterest.
Another thing that you should consider doing is to slowly build a brand. You don’t need to, of course. You can make $30k every month without having a brand. But having a brand can make you even more money. And you don’t need to invest that much in advertising like you did when you didn’t have a brand. Having a simple logo and social media accounts with daily posts will be enough in the beginning. You don’t need to complicate anything.
If you’ve been doing dropshipping for a while, and you want to level up, this is the way. And if you already started building a brand as we told you, you’re in a good starting position. You’ve probably seen all the e-commerce gurus all over the internet. They all sell courses to teach you how to make millions with e-commerce. Not to say that their courses are bad, but that’s very hard if you’re starting from e-commerce. But if you’re already doing drop-shipping, it will be much easier for you. Not only because you already know how to do certain things, but also because you have a brand.
If you do E-commerce, you need storage for your products, and you need to hire people. If you’re making a brand, or you already have one, now you need to order products upfront. It’s a little bit different than drop-shipping because there is a higher risk involved. But the overall process is very similar. If you’ve been doing drop-shipping for a while, you will understand e-commerce much better.
You still need to do everything that you did before. The only difference is that you have storage, and you have people that work for you. Someone else is doing the hard work for you again. But this time it’s your responsibility to pay them. So it’s up to you. If this is something that suits you better, consider switching to e-commerce. If you feel like you’re ready, you can even skip the drop-shipping part. But make sure to find a good mentor.
Affiliate Marketing is another great way to make money online. Your job is to promote digital or physical products and have people buy them over your link. This way you will get a commission out of every sale. Sometimes, they will buy a subscription program over your link. This way, you are getting commissions as long as they are paying for the service. And sometimes, they will go to Amazon over your link to see what kind of product that is. All of a sudden, they remember that they need a new table. And your Amazon link is working for the next 24 hours. So you get a commission out of everything they buy.
Let’s say you’re selling musical instruments. Someone goes to Amazon to see the guitar you were talking about in your video. If the price of that guitar is $800, you’ll be getting a $20-40 commission. But if they also add the table that they wanted to buy, that’s probably another $40-50 for you. So it’s a great way to make money online. And the best thing about it is that your videos will stay on the internet forever. So even if you stop working, you’ll still make money.
This business model can also be done using marketing techniques from drop-shipping. You can create websites to sell these products and promote them with ads. And you can create a brand around a specific niche and leave your links everywhere. But there’s a big difference. If anything bad happens, you won’t have to worry. If you’re selling products from Amazon, you won’t have to deal with customer service. If they want to return the product, they need to contact Amazon. And the same goes for digital products. If they’re not satisfied and they want their money back, it’s none of your business. That’s what makes affiliate marketing easier than other business models.
Selling online courses and education is more profitable than ever. It’s indeed an easy way to make an extra $1000 a month. And it’s also a great way to make seven figures. It’s a very scalable business model. You don’t need anything special to be able to do it. You can make everything on your phone. And later, when you start making money with it, you can invest in better equipment.
There are two ways to do it. If you want to make money fast, you should sell your courses on the existing platform. The best way to do it is to use a platform like Udemy. But you need to learn to do SEO and copywriting so more people can find your course. The platform already looks professional, so you don’t have to worry much about sales. Your focus should be on giving value.
The other way is to create a new website to sell your courses. And you can do that with simple website builders like Kajabi. If you decide to go this way, you’re on the path to having a seven-figure business. But don’t expect it to happen anytime soon. It’s a marathon, not a sprint. Focus on giving value. The best way to do it is to create a high-quality course that you would give away for free. This way you can create an email list and build a following faster. The bigger following you have, the more sales you will have. And you only need three good $200-300 courses to hit six figures in your first year.
Become a Consultant
If you’re an expert in a specific area, you can become a consultant. You can offer consulting via freelancing websites, which is very profitable. But you can also start building a brand on social media and charge even more. And why not do both? You’re doing the same thing anyway. You should never keep all the eggs in a single basket.
If you’re already selling online courses, and you’re already building a brand, great! You can offer a consulting service as well. And if you already have a few thousand people following you, it will be much easier. You can offer your online course for a bigger price with a one-hour consultation bonus. If they already trust you, they probably think that you’re an expert. And you don’t even need to be an expert to sell consultations. You only need to be well informed about the topic. That’s what most of them do anyway. But that’s not bad. Because if you’re a consultant, you have much more time than someone who’s doing the job. So you can use your time to research and get more information. This is what gives you credibility to be a better consultant than someone who’s an expert.