40 Ideas to Make More Money Online

40 Ideas to Make More Money Online:

Are you an infopreneur? We’ve come up with 40 ideas to help you make more money online. They’re a mix of ideas for established internet based businesses as well as ideas for starting your own online business:

1. Start a newsletter and send it out at least once a month.

2. Have a blog and post multiple times a week.

3. Start a vlog.

4. Customize your signature boxes in email, articles, forum posts, etc.

5. Write and post articles online – this will help establish your credibility as an expert.

6. Learn how to participate in forums and use social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.).

7. Ensure there are no spelling or grammatical errors in your text.

8. Read your words aloud when proof-reading.

9. Write your own ebook.

10. Create an ebook using public domain content.

11. Give away your first ebook (with prominent links promoting your website or blog).

12. Write a second ebook but sell this one.

13. Start an affiliate program for your ebook or other products.

14. Create an ebook quickly by interviewing a person or individual and then (with permission) publish the transcripts.

15. Buy a decent but inexpensive microphone and record your own stories or commentary to sell as audio books.

16. Ensure your pages are SEO-friendly and your keyword density is optimized.

17. Find products you believe in and join their company’s affiliate program.

18. Be very selective with which companies and products you recommend – your reputation is on the line.

19. Spend time in forums related to your niche and get a feel for your market and audience.

20. Start a podcast.

21. Offer free reports and information to help build rapport and establish credibility.

22. Learn about the power of autoresponders and how you can use them to generate residual income.

23. Get involved with affiliate programs that promote great products or services and offer a recurring fee. For example, a monthly or yearly membership (this will generate recurring commissions to you & generate residual income).

24. Buy at least one product from an affiliate company before deciding to promote it.

25. Create and memorize an ‘elevator pitch’ for your business – a succinct statement you can say in 30 seconds or less to describe your business.

26. Invent a brief slogan you can use for your business.

27. Focus on offering excellent value and helping people.

28. Your online business has the potential to generate significant income – treat it as a real business from the start..

29. By joining quality affiliate programs, you can write an ebook and then include the affiliate links as resources for interested readers. This is how some people make money even when they give their book away for free.

30. Run a contest to increase your ezine/newsletter subscribers. Don’t decide the winner randomly though – in some locations that is considered an illegal lottery.

31. Sign up for other ezines/newsletters/blogs related to your niche. What do you like or dislike about them? Take note, and then combine the best of your observations into your own.

32. Trade links with non-competing but related sites. This can help establish your credibility in your niche.

33. Get people to endorse your ebook or product before you release them. Even if they don’t know who the person it, there is power in third party endorsement.

34. Offer your product on Amazon – this immediately enhances your credibility as an expert.

35. Learn how to write persuasively in your own style. Your sales and promotional text can almost always be better.

36. Solicit co-writers for a project. A compilation with 20 contributors already has 20 people who will probably help increase awareness for the project.

37. Find something you are genuinely passionate about and develop your business around it. This helps inspire your motivation and increases your chances of success.

38. Offer your first online course for free. This allows people the opportunity to experience you without any risk, and simultaneously you can iron out any kinks in the process.

39. Ensure you have tested your ordering process thoroughly before you launch. There’s nothing worse than not being able to accept someone’s money. Test the entire process yourself at least once and make any adjustments necessary.

40. In many situations it’s possible to write in your own voice. Write like you talk. Of course you still need to sound professional if you want to make money online – no one wants to buy from someone with a sloppy presentation. When you let your personality shine through, you bring something to the table that your competition doesn’t have: YOU!

Where to Find Beautiful Free Images Online

Unsplash.com is a fabulous site that offers free spectacular stock photos available for personal or commercial use under the Creative Commons Public Domain dedication.

Unsplash is a fabulous site that offers free spectacular stock photos available for personal or commercial use under the Creative Commons Public Domain dedication. It’s a great resource for high quality images and they currently release 10 new photos every 10 days. Their library is growing and it includes so many spectacular shots from photographers all around the world.

Niche Marketing

Niche marketing is the opposite of mass marketing. It means to focus on a very narrow and specific topic or theme. For example, the general subject ‘Dog Grooming’ has a large, general focus. ‘Poodle Grooming’ narrows it down but ‘Toy Poodle Grooming Tips’ is a niche market.

Niche marketing is the opposite of mass marketing. It means to focus on a very narrow and specific topic or theme. For example, the general subject ‘Dog Grooming’ has a large, general focus. ‘Poodle Grooming’ narrows it down but ‘Toy Poodle Grooming Tips’ is a niche market.

While the audience may be smaller, it is often far easier to find, research and target because of their specific interest.

The simple fact is this: not everyone will be interested in what you have to offer, regardless of how great it is. Particularly on the internet. In most cases, the sooner you realize that and focus accordingly, the sooner you will begin to make money.

There is an overwhelming amount of content on the internet, and most of it is irrelevant to most people. The best way to make money online is to become a big fish in a small pond. In other words, do your research, find an area where there is a lot of demand but not a lot of supply, and then leverage it.

By narrowing your focus you actually avoid the bulk of competition, making it easier for your target audience to find you. A few hours of research will help you evaluate a theme’s profitability before you invest more time developing it.

Once you have an idea for a theme, you will want to explore the following questions:

• Who would your customers be?
• How do you reach them?
• What are they interested in?
• What are they looking for?
• What are their buying habits?
• How can you help them solve a problem?
• What is your motivation for getting involved?

Examples of Information Products

Before you create your own information products, it is imperative that you understand the marketplace; the types of products do well, how they are pitched, landing page options, price points, formatting & delivery options, etc. Don’t underestimate the power of doing your homework. How will you otherwise know what is expected, and what works?

Below are some interesting ideas and information product categories that infopreneurs can consider, either as part of your market research or as another means of making money online via the corresponding affiliate programs.

Do you want to create your own information-based products? Or are you looking for an already existing product to promote? Either way, below you will find a number of examples from a variety of categories.

NICHE MARKET RESEARCH

Before you create your own information products, it is imperative that you understand the marketplace; the types of products do well, how they are pitched, landing page options, price points, formatting & delivery options, etc. Don’t underestimate the power of doing your homework. How will you otherwise know what is expected, and what works?

Take special note of how they are presented – what do you like about it? What don’t you like? What makes you want to consider buying it? What turns you off so much that you wouldn’t even consider it? Start to uncover the secrets of successful information products by applying critical thinking.

All of your opinions are valid perceptions and once you become familiar with the common formats and presentation, you can begin to design your own product to highlight the aspects you like and avoid the ones you don’t. If you understand your audience and have done your research, you’re that much closer to creating an enticing offering.

MARKETING INFORMATION PRODUCTS

Do you know how you intend to market your product? Every one of the examples below offer an affiliate program via Clickbank. If you create a quality product, it’s often easier to offer others a chance to promote it for a commission on each sale. A good product in demand in a niche market can do exceptionally well when marketed through Clickbank, and most successful information products offer at least a 50% commission rate (one-time and/or recurring).

Here are a sample of information product categories available on Clickbank.com. They have been selected from some of the most popular products in the main categories as an example of what is possible:

CATEGORIES AVAILABLE AT CLICKBANK.com:

Arts & Entertainment

* Architecture * Art * Body Art * Dance * Fashion * Film & Television * General * Humor * Magic Tricks * Music * Photography * Radio * Theater

Betting

* Casino Table Games * Football * General * Horse Racing * Lottery * Poker * Soccer

Business / Investing

* Careers, Industries & Professions * Commodities * Debt * Derivatives * Economics * Equities & Stocks * Foreign Exchange * General * International Business * Management & Leadership * Marketing & Sales * Outsourcing * Personal Finance * Real Estate * Small Biz / Entrepreneurship

Computers / Internet

* Databases * Email Services * General * Graphics * Hardware * Networking * Operating Systems * Programming * Software * System Administration * System Analysis & Design * Web Hosting * Web Site Design

Cooking, Food & Wine

* BBQ * Baking * Cooking * Drinks & Beverages * General * Recipes * Regional & Intl. * Special Diet * Special Occasions * Vegetables / Vegetarian * Wine Making

E-business & E-marketing

* Affiliate Marketing * Article Marketing * Auctions * Banners * Blog Marketing * Classified Advertising * Consulting * Copywriting * Domains * E-commerce Operations * E-zine Strategies * Email Marketing * General * Market Research * Marketing * Niche Marketing * Paid Surveys * Pay Per Click Advertising * Promotion * SEM & SEO * Social Media Marketing * Submitters * Video Marketing

Education

* Admissions * Educational Materials * Higher Education * K-12 * Student Loans * Test Prep & Study Guides

Employment & Jobs

* Cover Letter & Resume Guides * General * Job Listings * Job Search Guides * Job Skills / Training

Fiction

* General

Games

* Console Guides & Repairs * General * Strategy Guides

Green Products

* Alternative Energy * Conservation & Efficiency * General

Health & Fitness

* Addiction * Beauty * Dental Health * Diets & Weight Loss * Exercise & Fitness * General * Meditation * Men’s Health * Mental Health * Nutrition * Remedies * Sleep and Dreams * Spiritual Health * Strength Training * Women’s Health * Yoga

Home & Garden

* Animal Care & Pets * Crafts & Hobbies * Entertaining * Gardening & Horticulture * General * Homebuying * How-to & Home Improvements * Interior Design * Sewing * Weddings

Languages

* Arabic * Chinese * English * French * German * Hebrew * Hindi * Italian * Japanese * Other * Russian * Sign Language * Spanish * Thai

Mobile

* Apps * Developer Tools * General * Ringtones * Security * Video

Parenting & Families

* Divorce * Education * Genealogy * General * Marriage * Parenting * Pregnancy & Childbirth * Special Needs

Politics / Current Events

* General

Reference

* Automotive * Catalogs & Directories * Consumer Guides * Education * Etiquette * Gay / Lesbian * General * Law & Legal Issues * The Sciences * Writing
Self-Help

* Abuse * Dating Guides * Eating Disorders * General * Marriage & Relationships * Motivational / Transformational * Personal Finance * Public Speaking * Self Defence * Self-Esteem * Stress Management * Success * Time Management

Software & Services

* Anti Adware / Spyware * Background Investigations * Communications * Dating * Developer Tools * Digital Photos * Drivers * Education * Email * Foreign Exchange Investing * General * Graphic Design * Hosting * Internet Tools * MP3 & Audio * Networking * Operating Systems * Other Investment Software * Personal Finance * Productivity * Registry Cleaners * Reverse Phone Lookup * Screensavers & Wallpaper * Security * System Optimization * Utilities * Video * Web Design

Spirituality, New Age & Alternative Beliefs

* Astrology * General * Hypnosis * Magic * Numerology * Paranormal * Psychics * Religion * Tarot * Witchcraft

Sports

* Automotive * Baseball * Basketball * Coaching * Cycling * Extreme Sports * Football * General * Golf * Hockey * Individual Sports * Martial Arts * Mountaineering * Other Team Sports * Outdoors & Nature * Racket Sports * Running * Soccer * Softball * Training * Volleyball * Water Sports * Winter Sports

Travel * Africa * Asia * Canada * Caribbean * Europe * General * Latin America * Middle East * Specialty Travel * United States

Internet Jobs For Moms

Every one of us can teach or explain something in a way that makes sense to some people. The way the information is shared varies – sometimes it’s via the written word, sometimes it’s through video, and sometimes it’s spoken. Whichever one you are most comfortable with offers you the same opportunity to make money.

Internet jobs for moms has become a popular online search term, and for good reason. Moms, just like everybody else, are discovering that there are many ways to use the internet to make money on a part-time basis. And of course, there are also internet jobs for dads (it just happens ‘internet jobs for moms’ is searched for more often).

Selling information online is a good option because you can dedicate whatever amount of time you have available. Even more enticing is that once you are set up, it’s often possible to do the work once, make it available online, and then continue being paid for it indefinitely. This is known as residual income.

While it is still a new concept to many, selling knowledge on the internet is becoming popular because there is low risk and excellent income potential.

Most people who Google “internet jobs for moms” are not really looking for a job – they’re looking for a way to make money on their own terms. Many are first-time entrepreneurs looking for a way to increase their income working from home. The irony is that many of them know what will generate them income. They just need to use the internet to get the word out.

Every one of us can teach or explain something in a way that makes sense to some people. The way the information is shared varies – sometimes it’s via the written word, sometimes it’s through video, and sometimes it’s spoken. Whichever one you are most comfortable with offers you the same opportunity to make money.

“The future belongs to those who believe in
the beauty of their dreams.”
-Eleanor Roosevelt

The secret is to narrow your list down to a few things you know how to do particularly well. This would be your niche topic. Next you would do some research to see if there is a demand for information relating to that subject. It’s easy enough to start generating income with just one idea or project if you find a good niche and take the right approach. There are so many internet jobs for moms – once you determine what you can offer, the next step is to develop a strategy for actually making money.

As a mom, you need to be able to develop your business in spurts. Minimal start-up costs and a low risk factor make becoming an infopreneur a viable option for many. The high profit potential and other benefits of selling information online is helping thousands of people worldwide make money while doing what they love.

One word of warning: while the search results for ‘internet jobs for moms’ does of course include many legitimate business opportunities, this niche is riddled with scam artists who prey on hope. Particularly on the internet, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Tips for Infopreneurs

If you’ve never done this before, expect a learning curve. While it is a fairly simple process, don’t assume you’ll hit the ground running right away. But don’t assume you need web experience to do this either – because you don’t. You may need some help but the good news is that it already exists in many forms.

Here are some things to keep in mind if you intend to make money with information products:

Starting a Business

• Starting any business comes with some risk, and definitely takes work. Fortunately with most information products, the greatest investment is time, not money.

• If you’ve never done this before, expect a learning curve. While it is a fairly simple process, don’t assume you’ll hit the ground running right away. But don’t assume you need web experience to do this either – because you don’t. You may need some help but the good news is that it already exists in many forms.

Choosing Your Niche Market

• The internet is flooded with general information. Your best bet for success is to find a very specific aspect of a topic and try to own that niche. Research the competition – what have they missed? What could you do better? Test-drive their information products – what do you like/dislike and what would you change?

• The fact that you have some competition is usually a good indicator that there is demand in the marketplace for your area of expertise. Finding a complementary but non-competitive topic can sometimes be your best bet because of the potential to joint venture down the road.

• You can definitely generate income by riding the trends of popular topics and creating complementary products. But if you’re looking for sustainable passive income, you’ll want to develop a subject or topic that is predictably going to be of interest to you as well as others for some time.

• Focus on a subject you are passionately interested in and it will be easier to stay motivated. You can tell when someone doesn’t care a great deal about their subject. Enthusiasm is contagious.

One thing is certain: you must provide a top-notch offering that exceeds its satisfaction guarantee. And you must establish your credibility and expertise before anyone will give you a penny.

Market Research

• It pays to research the revenue potential of any idea before rushing ahead. The good news is that there are excellent online tools to help you evaluate its current demand. Search engine statistics, trends and popularity indicators are key resources for your market research. There are also newsgroups and online communities you can use to gauge your ability to access the online consumer base. This will help you predict the demand and profit potential of a particular niche, saving you time in the long run.

• The beginning of the end for many businesses is when assumptions and hunches replace actual market research. Charging blindly in the wrong direction with a great idea rarely works. It is crucial that you understand the mindset of your potential customers. The type of information they want, how much to provide, how to present it and how they will find it are all critical points to establish before moving forward. Researching your market is one of the biggest keys to success.

• Analyze the existing competition. How do they operate? How do they generate income? How many people visited their website last month? Where does their online traffic originate? What is their newsletter or ezine like? Can you compete with their offerings? Is the market saturated? What can you do to differentiate yourself? What have they missed? What can you do better?

Websites

• You will likely need a simple but professional looking website. It will be your online brochure, demonstrating your expertise and building your credibility. It will also act as a hub from which you can create multiple streams of income 24/7 from anywhere in the world. There are inexpensive options for everyone – including beginners – to easily create an effective website.

• A hot topic nowadays is search engine optimization (SEO). A website that appears on the first page or two of the search engine results will receive a substantial amount of traffic in a popular niche. While it IS critical that your site be found easily online, there are a few tricks and resources which can help considerably. Also, nowadays it is critical that a site be mobile friendly. If you’ve chosen a suitable niche and are providing great content, it shouldn’t be an issue.

Making Money Online

• There is usually a significant delay during the start-up phase before there is any real money coming in the door. For most people, it is definitely NOT a source of fast cash. But the good news is that with the right approach, your business can grow exponentially over time as its online popularity increases.

• If you are successful as an internet entrepreneur, remember that the government doesn’t distinguish between virtual businesses and those that succeed in the world of bricks and mortar. Be a responsible business owner and be proud of your source of income. Hire an accountant and pay your taxes.

How Kids Can Make Money Online

T-shirt sales are just one example of how kids can make money online. The same principal can be applied to other mediums such as coffee mugs, books, audio, etc. These ideas also make fantastic school fundraisers and foster opportunities for collaboration and creative expression.

With a little help, kids can make money online almost as easily as anyone else nowadays.

By partnering with an adult who is able to surf the internet and check email, kids can make money online in a variety of ways.

The process can be a great self-esteem builder and encourage creative thinking. Ideally, the process should be fun, educational, and profitable.

A young person and an adult working together in partnership can strengthen the relationship and create an opportunity for shared responsibility and respect.

HOW KIDS CAN MAKE MONEY ONLINE & ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

This can be a fantastic project for a number of reasons:

• It promotes creativity

• It can be a gentle introduction to business

• A good idea can actually generate a lot of money if it catches on

• It has good potential for publicity coverage

• There are a wide range of products and methods for kids to use to make money online

• There is either little or no financial requirement to get started

• The concept is also an excellent fundraiser for schools and groups

Working in Partnership

In all cases, we recommend an adult work in partnership with a child and that the endeavor be looked upon as a project – something fun to experiment with and not overly serious. It is important that mistakes not be seen as failure but more as ways we now know something doesn’t work.

“You never fail until you stop returning to the drawing board.”
-unknown

The younger partner can be encouraged to handle the creative design – everything from the initial concept to how the final product looks, etc. However, they are working in partnership with the adult, and it is important that the design be mutually agreeable.

Once the design is ready, the adult would be responsible for uploading the artwork and taking care of all online business matters. This includes all access to vendors, financial accounts, and confidential information.

HOW KIDS CAN MAKE MONEY ONLINE WITH T-SHIRT DESIGNS

T-shirts with funny sayings, motivational words or famous quotes are popular and often sell well. You don’t even need to know graphic design since the ‘design’ is only text, and it’s easy to create.

The younger partner can choose the type of lettering, the color, size, and where on the t-shirt it should appear. As partners, the young and old together decide what type of product the design will appear on (t-shirt, hoodies, maternity dress, etc.), and the markup.

The adult will be responsible for setting up an account with CafePress, uploading the design, and copying down the website address where the item can be purchased online.

Once the t-shirt is available online, people can visit the personalized web page and purchase it. For a detailed description of how to start a t-shirt business, please see our article: How to Start a T-shirt Business Online.

Kids make money every time a t-shirt is sold. Essentially, the website who is hosting the design manages the sale, prints any quantity of t-shirts reqeusted, ships directly to the person who placed the order, and pays you the difference between the wholesale price and the retail price. This is how kids can make money online.

Anyone can promote the web address through email, phone, Youtube, word of mouth, etc. Since the item must be purchased online with a credit card number, it won’t be possible for everyone in his or her class to buy it without parental consent.

It’s also a good idea for each of the partners to order and wear one of the shirts to help promote it (plus right away you make two sales which will also encourage the child).

HOW KIDS CAN MAKE MONEY ONLINE

Some other ideas for products that kids can use to make money online include:

• mugs
• calendars
• books
• coffee table books
• t-shirts/hats/clothing
• greeting cards
• paintings

RAISING AWARENESS

Once you have a few sales from friends and family, create a press release to send to your local newspaper or media outlet. If it sparks the reporter’s interest, the publicity can lead to greater exposure and increased sales.

T-shirt sales are just one example of how kids can make money online. The same principal can be applied to other mediums such as coffee mugs, books, audio, etc. These ideas also make fantastic school fundraisers and foster opportunities for collaboration and creative expression.

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