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.

10 Reasons To Start An Online Business

There are so many benefits to starting an online business! Here are our top 10 reasons you should consider it.

1. Low risk with excellent income potential

Making money online with information has a very low risk factor and high profit potential. With the proper approach, information products can generate revenue from around the world. Usually what people have most at stake is their reputation as a provider of high quality information.

2. Minimal start-up costs

If you already have a computer then your biggest investment will be your time, not your money. If you don’t have a computer or internet connection at home, chances are you can access one fairly easily on a weekly basis at either a library, community center, or a friend’s house.

3. Achievable for most people

People of all ages and backgrounds are learning how to start an online business. With help that is readily available, you have the potential to create a healthy income, even with limited understanding of computers or the internet.

4. Ability to generate passive income

Do the work once, do it well, and get paid for life. Passive income, also known as residual income, is money that is generated from the same source over and over again, with little effort to maintain it. Rental property income and royalties from hit songs or best selling books are common examples. Now it is possible for the average person to generate passive income doing what they love.

5. Helping others & making a difference

If you can legitimately help others with your knowledge, it creates a win-win situation. One thing is certain: you won’t succeed if the quality of your work or product is not perceived as helpful and valuable. Someone once said that life is a puzzle and that we each have a piece to contribute to help create a greater whole. Now’s your chance.

6. Own your own business

Many people gain financial control of their lives by developing a successful business of their own. While some are happy earning a few hundred dollars extra a month, other people set the goal of replacing their current employment income.

Note: Because this type of business can be grown flexibly in your spare time, it’s recommended that you keep your current job until your revenue reaches a sustainable level.

7. Access to a worldwide market

Theoretically you can connect with every single person in the world who uses the internet – approximately 1.6 billion people as of 2008. And you don’t even have to leave the house!

8. Work from home

You have the luxury of being able to work from home – or anywhere else in the world with an internet connection (including that beach you’ve always dreamed of…)

9. Earn money 24 hours a day by automating the order process

Most of the administrative work relating to ordering & delivery can now be automated. As a result, it’s possible to receive and process product orders 24 hours a day, 7 days a week without being anywhere near your computer.

10. It’s FUN!

Sure, it takes a lot of work to get it off the ground but you get to spend your time thinking, writing, and learning about something you’re passionate about!  It’s the passion that will carry you on when the workload becomes mundane…  As someone once said, “Successful people do the things unsuccessful people don’t.”

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?

Make Money Blogging

Blogging is a great opportunity to express yourself and share it with the world. The majority of blogs are non-commercial and more or less serve as a personal online journal or diary. Only a very small percentage of people who commercialize their blog are financially successful, but it IS possible to make money by blogging.

You can start your own blog for free at any number of sites, but WordPress.com and Blogger.com are two of the most popular.

While most people think of text and writing when they think of blogging, you can also create a photo blog, a video blog, or an audio blog (known as a podcast).

Blogging is a great opportunity to express yourself and share it with the world. The majority of blogs are non-commercial and more or less serve as a personal online journal or diary. Only a very small percentage of people who commercialize their blog are financially successful, but it IS possible to make money by blogging.

People who make money by blogging typically focus on a very specific topic or theme. Most of these people have been doing it consistently for at least six months. And with few exceptions, they all spent the first six months writing without making any money. You really CAN make money by blogging, but you need to develop your readership first, and that takes time.

BUILDING TRAFFIC FOR YOUR BLOG

If you hope to make money by blogging, it is imperative that your blog be easily found at the search engines. This means you need to post regularly – at least three times per week. A blog post can be any length, but search engines prefer a minimum of 150 words. The average length is 150-400 words (3-7 paragraphs).

It pays to research in-demand keywords to draw traffic from the engines. Niche market research will also help you determine which words and phrases offer the highest cost-per-click (CPC) if you are considering pay-per-click advertising like Adsense.

To increase your chances of being found online, research in-demand keywords related to your subject and then use them throughout your writing. This is a predictable way to generate traffic and a common SEO strategy.

Making money blogging usually a slow process – you should count on a minimum of 6-12 months before you start making money, and that’s if you’re very strategic in your keyword research and consistent in your posting. Most people start off posting regularly and then get sidetracked. If you intend to make money by blogging you need to ensure you will still be interested in your subject a year from now.

MAKE MONEY ONLINE FOR FREE

Most successfully monetized blogs have a theme. Whatever you topic, if you can develop a following of people (your traffic), who like to read what you write and who subscribe to your blog, you have the potential to make money.

If you like to write, proficient with online research, or if you have a strong opinion or a passion for a subject, there’s a good chance you can entice people to subscribe to your blog and/or follow you on Twitter. There is an abundance of lousy websites and blogs out there so you need to figure out what makes you different. If you are patient and diligent, blogging can be an amazing way to make money online.

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

Niche Market Research

Think of a keyword as being two things:

1) the word, term or phrase that people type into a search engine when they are looking for information

2) the topical focus of an individual web page

Internet business owners tend to increase their profits sooner when niche market research is treated as a priority and not just an option.

The most common mistake new infopreneurs make is to focus too broadly on a topic or theme. Niche market research can help you narrow your focus, evaluate your competitiveness, and significantly increase your potential for success.

While it can be time consuming, it is the cornerstone of many successful online businesses. It is far too often overlooked by people either in a hurry to pursue a great idea, or because they don’t know how to find niche markets.

Investing a few hours before you get going can help forecast whether or not a particular theme is worth pursuing, while it is still in the idea phase. One approach is to evaluate what keywords are currently in demand at the search engines in relation to your theme or niche.

Think of a keyword as being two things:

1) the word, term or phrase that people type into a search engine when they are looking for information

2) the topical focus of an individual web page

Content-focused websites are a great way to draw traffic from the search engines. A good content-based website focuses narrowly on a single theme, or niche, and is a collection of pages with related keywords.

By reviewing data from the major search engines ahead of time, you can find out exactly what people are searching for. By understanding precisely what people are searching for, you can then estimate where it will be most profitable to focus your energy. Once you know what people want, it’s relatively easy to evaluate whether you can provide them with it in a manner that is mutually satisfying.

If you can generate content based on these specific in-demand keywords, you can use the search engines to draw traffic to your website. This is one aspect of search engine optimization (SEO). If one web page draws 5 people per day through search engine queries, and you build 20 pages which do the same, suddenly you have generated 100 visitors a day…

Understanding how to find niche markets and utilizing keyword analytics in niche market research can dramatically increase your potential for success.

How To Find Niche Markets Online

You can find niche markets everywhere on the internet. The secret to great niche marketing is to find something you are passionate about – this will sustain you through the early stages, and keep things interesting as your internet business grows.

One of the best ways to find niche markets online is to use the data collected from the internet search engines. For example, Google keeps track of each search query entered from all over the world.

There are different ways to access this information, both Google AdWords and Wordtracker’s Keyword Suggestion Tool are popular because of how genuinely helpful they are in helping you find niche markets. If you are looking for a more robust keyword research tool, check out their monthly subscription option, which includes access to more data and other features.

Once you have a potential niche or theme in mind, visit the online forums which cater to that subject. There you’ll be able to determine what people are talking about, and what they need.

Keep in mind that people are usually motivated to make a purchase for one of three reasons:

1. To satisfy a basic need or necessity
2. To resolve a problem or issue
3. To feel good

RESOURCES TO FIND NICHE MARKETS ONLINE
1. Amazon.com
Amazon’s Bestsellers List highlights the most popular items from each category on Amazon.com. This is a great place to spot emerging trends and see what people are actually their spending money on.

2. Forums
Google your subject + the word ‘forum’ – this will give you a list of online forums relating to your topic. These can be a goldmine for ideas & background information on your niche. Knowing how to find your potential customers, knowing what they’re talking about, and knowing what they wish they had can create the perfect storm of opportunity. The key is to listen – what are their basic need? What problem might you be able to help them solve? What would make them feel good?

TIP: Keep track of the forums you find that relate to your potential niche – they’ll come in handy later on.

3. Google Trends
While some people like them, large sites like Google Trends often find the bulk of their top results relate to current events. However, you can see the top searches for each date individually and may be able to spot emerging trends this way.

You can find niche markets everywhere on the internet. The secret to great niche marketing is to find something you are passionate about – this will sustain you through the early stages, and keep things interesting as your internet business grows.

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.