How To Make Money Online With Information Marketing

You can connect with people anywhere in the world. Your area of expertise may only interest a small market, but it’s a BIG world! Even a tiny piece of such a large pie can be extremely profitable. Never has there been more opportunity for entrepreneurs to build a profitable and legitimate internet business on their own terms.

Information marketing is exploding all around the world. With all of the resources now available, there has never been a better time to learn how to sell information online.

The Information Age

Until the invention of the printing press, books were not widely available, nor was there much demand since few people could read. From that point on until fairly recently, publishing houses have had a monopoly on the mass distribution of knowledge and information. It just wasn’t practical for the average individual to create and distribute books or magazines worldwide without the support of a publisher.

In what’s been appropriately called the Information Age, it’s now possible for anyone to exchange knowledge and information globally in real-time. We have at our fingertips the most powerful and cost-effective distribution tool in history: the internet. Widespread access to computers opens the door for the average person to prosper by becoming an infopreneur.

What is niche marketing?

Niche marketing is the opposite of mass marketing. It means to focus on a very narrow and specific topic. For example, ‘Dog Grooming’ has a mass market focus. ‘Poodle Grooming’ narrows it down but ‘Miniature Poodle Grooming Tips’ is a niche market. When it comes to information marketing, a niche market’s audience may be smaller but it is often far easier to find, research and target because of their specific interest.

The key is information marketing is digital distribution:

Digital distribution uses the internet to deliver a digital product. With no inventory, manufacturing or shipping costs, the cost of doing business is almost zero.

What is a digital product?

A digital product is something of value that can be emailed or downloaded via the internet. Ebooks and special reports, audio books, videos & DVDs, CD-ROMS, online classes, teleseminars and blogging are some examples. These are typically inexpensive to create and can be immensely profitable.

Keep in mind that your visitors are inundated with other sources to turn to and you’ll lose them quickly if you don’t hold their attention. You need to present yourself in a way that is professional, believable, and you need to demonstrate effectively how they can benefit from what you have to offer.

Creating multiple formats:

By offering your content in multiple formats, you can likely increase your revenue. Multiple formats can also translate into a larger customer base or distribution network. For example, an ebook can also be available in print-on-demand via mail order as well as an audio book. Or it could be sold in a package deal that includes all three formats or combined with other products for a higher price point.

Accepting payment:

The beauty of information marketing is that business can be conducted 100% online. Mail-order is becoming less common due to advances in ecommerce security and online financial transactions. There are plenty of reputable vendors you can partner with who handle the security of credit card transactions for a small fee or percentage. Seamlessly integrated into your website, sales are processed through the vendor and your money is deposited into your bank account immediately or on a pre-determined schedule. It is simple secure. Welcome to the future.

Automation and the order process:

A key benefit to marketing information products is that the entire digital sales process can now easily be automated. Once set up, you can make money 24 hours a day, 7 days a week without being near your computer to process or fulfill orders. You should expect to pay a small fee for the service, but it’s worth it.

Once an order is placed and payment is confirmed by the vendor, the content is automatically delivered to the customer via email, digital download, or by mail in the case of hard goods.

Going global with information marketing:

You can connect with people anywhere in the world. Your area of expertise may only interest a small market, but it’s a BIG world! Even a tiny piece of such a large pie can be extremely profitable. Never has there been more opportunity for entrepreneurs to build a profitable and legitimate internet business on their own terms.

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.”
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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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Creative Ways To Make Money Online

As an infopreneur, there are many creative ways to make money online, and it’s easy to get started without spending a dime.

As an infopreneur, there are many creative ways to make money online, and it’s easy to get started without spending a dime.

Thanks to digital delivery and print-on-demand technology, you can safely test an idea and if it doesn’t make money, you haven’t lost anything.

Finally, it’s possible to really experiment without any risk. But if your idea DOES work, there’s a good chance you can automate the entire sales process and then move on to your next money-making idea.

Over time you can develop multiple sources of online income which continue to make money 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from anywhere in the world.

Some examples of information products you can create without spending any money include:

• Software

• Books

• eBooks

• Calendars

• Special Reports

• T-shirts

Cookbooks

• Greeting cards

• Coffee mugs

• CDs  (music, audio books, instructional, motivational, etc.)

• Video Products  (tutorials, demonstrations, etc.)

In addition to selling physical products yourself, you can also offer links and recommendations which net you a commission, either through on pay-per-click advertising or affiliate programs.

Top Internet Businesses For First-Time Entrepreneurs

The top internet businesses are a pleasure to build. If you set your business up properly, you will be able to make money online twenty-four hours a day through the power of automated order processing and delivery.

For a first-time internet entrepreneur, the top internet businesses to consider have five things in common:

1) the market is accessible
2) the business is inexpensive to develop
3) the niche has excellent profit potential
4) the business can be built with a flexible time commitment
5) the entrepreneur is passionate about the subject matter

Work at Home Moms and Dads

As a parent, you need the flexibility to build your business in spurts when the opportunity arises. Many stay at home parents become infopreneurs because of the residual income potential and the work-life balance it offers. If built strategically, your business will continue to grow when you step away to focus on what’s most important.

Niche Marketing

Niche market research can help you discover where to focus to attract the most attention. One of the easiest ways to do this is to develop a content-rich website about a specific subject or theme and grow the site using in-demand keywords.

Long Tail Marketing

Long tail marketing means to go after niches which are so small they are often overlooked. For example, you could build a web page based on a keyword that only draws 5 people a day but has little competition. Now, if you built ten of those pages, you would have 50 people visiting your site every day. Incredibly, if you could build two pages every week for the next 12 months, you would generate roughly 500 people per day (15,000 people per month) visiting your site a year from now.

Do What You Love

The top internet businesses are a pleasure to build. Of course you’ll be working but if you’re focused on something you enjoy, it won’t feel like it most of the time.

Passive Income – Work When You Want

If you set your business up properly, you will be able to make money online twenty-four hours a day through the power of automated order processing and delivery. For more information don’t miss the Infopreneur FAQ.

Affiliate, Affiliate!

Many of the top internet businesses incorporate at least one affiliate component. Affiliate marketing is basically word of mouth marketing. If someone purchases a product based on your recommendation or referral, you are paid a commission.

There are a gazillion or so affiliate programs online so do your research before jumping in – there are a lot of mediocre products being sold this way. But if you discover a great product that helps people and has a good commission rate, you can make a lot of money recommending it.

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How To Start An Online Business In 10 Easy Steps

The good news is that people of all ages, education levels, backgrounds and cultures have become successful infopreneurs. And there is so much help available that even people without a lot of computer or internet experience are making money online.

Most people would love to start an online business and generate residual income. However, it can seem impossible and overwhelming when you’re not sure where to begin.

The good news is that people of all ages, education levels, backgrounds and cultures have become successful infopreneurs. And there is so much help available that even people without a lot of computer or internet experience are making money online.

These are typically the first 10 steps to take when first starting an information-based internet business:

How to Start an Online Business in 10 Easy Steps

1. Brainstorm and come up with a list of 10 potential niche market topics.
2. Narrow it down to your 3 favourite possibilities.
3. Research each topic to understand the market demands and its potential for you.
4. Decide upon your theme or brainstorm more ideas to find a better niche.
5. Research profitable keywords in your niche.
6. Grow your site with in-demand keyword focused web pages.
7. Start a blog & update it as often as possible.
8. Start a newsletter or ezine.
9. Be active in forums and online communities related to your niche.
10. Once you have a minimum of 30 visitors per day, begin to monetize.

Patience, patience!

In a nutshell, that’s how to start an online business. If you can envision completing the above steps over the course of 6-12 months, it’s much more manageable. If you’ve done a good job researching your niche it has the potential to become a great source of income.

Even a few hours per week can be extremely productive if the focus is sharp. Web pages or blog entries as short as 500 words are common (only four or five paragraphs). If the page or entry is this short, it’s best to concentrate on a very specific topic related to your niche.

Your research will have revealed which keywords are in demand at the search engines, and you’ll build your content by weaving the exact keyword or phrase that people are using to search with into your text. This encourages the search engines to consider you a top match to the query.

The narrow focus usually helps you rank higher at the search engines and this translates into more visitors to your website or blog.

Once you get going there are some amazing tools that will allow you to automate parts of your business, including much or all of the sales process. This is precisely how you can generate passive income and begin to make money without being near the computer.

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It can be intimidating at first, but it really is possible for almost anyone to become an infopreneur. Throughout this site you’ll find information, tools and resources to help you build your online business.

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Legitimate Internet Businesses

Every day, thousands of legitimate internet businesses are launched by people all around the world. A whole new breed of first-time entrepreneurs are making money online regardless of their age, education, background or gender…

Every day, thousands of legitimate internet businesses are launched by people all around the world. A whole new breed of first-time entrepreneurs are making money online regardless of their age, education, background or gender.

If you want to learn how to start an online business, the most important thing to remember is that if you’re presented with a business opportunity sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

While scores of legitimate internet business opportunities do exist, there are also countless scams. It’s imperative that you thoroughly research any opportunity before divulging your personal information or paying any money.

Be wary of one-page websites that make sweeping promises to reveal the secrets of making money online but do not actually provide any valuable information prior to your purchase. Of course some are legitimate but do your due diligence before spending money in this particular niche.

Starting a Business

If you are unfamiliar with how to start an online business, the process is actually very easy. There are now a huge number of legitimate internet businesses that take literally just a few minutes to start but have the very real potential to generate a respectable income.

In many cases you can start a business and operate under your own name without formally registering it (do your own research to be sure this applies to where you live). As a sole proprietor you are expected to keep records of your business activities and your online income must be reported.

There are essentially two ways to start a business online: you can either affiliate yourself with an existing product or service, similar to the concept of franchising or network marketing, or you can start your own business from scratch.

Options

One of the fastest ways to start a legitimate internet business is to join an affiliate program. Essentially this means you will be promoting another company’s products or services. Every time someone you’ve connected with buys something, their purchase is tracked and you receive a commission on the sale. Revenue from an affiliate program(s) can be your sole source of income or just one component of your online business.

Another option is to learn how to sell information online. While this is still a relatively new concept to many, it has the potential to provide a significant source of income with minimal risk and start-up costs.

For some people, learning how to sell information is their best option to build a legitimate internet business it can be done so easily and on a part-time basis. It allows you complete control over what you want your business to be, how you present it, and how much time you want to put in to it.

Be Yourself

The internet allows you to succeed on your own terms and for many that means being able to truly be themselves. This is a major benefit to having an online business and precisely what makes some websites stand out among a sea of competition.

Feeling free to express yourself in your own unique way can bring a sense of self-fulfillment. Regardless of how weird, quirky or boring some people might find you, others will find you fascinating.

Of course not everyone will like you, your blog, your website or your products. But the good news is that there are hundreds of millions of people online, and some people will like you and willwant what you’re offering if they perceive it as valuable.

The bottom line is if you can connect with enough of these people, you can develop a profitable online business.

Why Should You Sell Information Online?

If you want to start an online business with basically zero risk and minimal startup costs, you should consider learning how to sell information online. It is the ideal business model for anyone who enjoys writing and would like to build a business in their spare time.

If you want to start an online business with basically zero risk and minimal startup costs, you should consider learning how to sell information online. It is the ideal business model for anyone who enjoys writing and would like to build a business in their spare time. One amazing thing about a website or blog is that you can work in spurts, putting in time whenever you can – or taking a break for 6 months – without harming your business in the same way you would in a traditional bricks and mortar business.

Learning how to curate and sell information online is easy. It will take work to build up enough content to start making money but the process and work itself is straightforward. If you want to build an internet business and make money with information as an infopreneur you first need to decide on what your focus is. Almost all successful infopreneurs have a dedicated focus – a niche – for their content development. This allows you to target very specific niche markets and know that your audience is interested in what you are writing about. If someone is going to share their email address to join a mailing list they want to know what it is they’ll be receiving. A targeted niche helps them feel comfortable that any time you email them, the subject matter will be interesting to them.

The actual prep phase, getting a blog or website off the ground so you can focus on writing has never been easier. Literally, anyone with a bit of help (which is readily available) can lay the foundation to build upon. What gets tough is consistency – like 3x a week or more – adding quality content that is of value to readers. Even if you have a static website with good information, it’s necessary nowadays to regularly add content – usually via a blog – to help with your search engine optimization (SEO). The recommended minimum length of posts is 500 words but 750 is better.

People expect great content to be accompanied by great images. There are a ton of ways to make your site or blog look great. One of our favorite places for beautiful free images is Unsplash.com. But stock image photography is very inexpensive and will do wonders for first impressions.

Until you have a lot of traffic or emails on your contact list you likely won’t be making any money. While your content continues to grow you will begin looking for ways to drive traffic to your site. SEO is critical for organic growth via search engine traffic, but relatively inexpensive paid sources are also an excellent tool for growth. Both Google AdWords and Facebook advertising are proven methods with many saying the value they get with Facebook is significant.

If you feel insecure about these next steps, don’t worry! Learning how to sell information online is easy if you take it step by step. The most important step is to develop your content. The ‘Build It And They Will Come’ approach does actually work to a good degree. There is a saying online that ‘Content is King’ and it’s true. If you have poor quality information how could you ever expect to make money with it?