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!

Hobbies That Make Money Online

The key is to find a niche that interests you and then use a combination of tools and approaches to develop it into a profitable source of income. Having passion for your subject can help keep you motivated during the start-up phase when you have yet to begin making money.

Hobbies can be an amazing and unexpected source of income. To find examples of hobbies that make money, try Googling ‘hobby ideas.’ You’ll find over a million websites and blogs talking about any hobby you can imagine, and lots you never knew existed.

Many of the websites are fairly simple and run by individuals who developed a passion for their hobby long before starting the business. Some of the best sites offer most of their content for free and prove a helpful resource to bookmark.

Making Money with Hobbies Online

There is an unending list of potential hobbies that make money online. Many hobbyists make money online by selling their craft or specialty product through their website.

Thanks to the many reputable drop-ship companies online now, many sites and blogs can also sell the tools and related to hobby. Working with third-party drop-shippers is a particularly nice way to make money because someone else is responsible for shipping the product to the customer.

Creating Information Products

More and more hobbyists are making money by creating their own information products and selling them online. This includes how-to pamphlets, booklets, special reports, ebook publishing, workbooks, audio recordings, video products and more. It’s never been easier to start an internet business and make money as an infopreneur.

For example, a painter might create a website that features free painting tips and basic tutorials. A content-rich site naturally draws traffic from the search engines, resulting in more interested visitors, exposure and sales. She makes money selling her paintings, but also generates revenue by selling paint brushes, paint, canvases and other tools through a drop-shipper.

She offers monthly online classes as well as ebooks, and workbooks, each dedicated to a specific painting technique. She has created a set of videos and demonstrates different processes step-by-step while at the same time having some fun with the audience. It is available as a digital download or mail-order DVD.

The multiple streams of income each contribute nicely to her monthly income, and she loves the process of making money while teaching others to paint.

Getting Started

Most people have some legitimate degree of expertise in at least two or three areas. If you’re not sure what you could do, look to the things you enjoy in your spare time for ideas.

If you’ve been pursuing a hobby for a while, that experience will help you establish credibility even if you don’t have any formal training.

Some of the best hobbies that make money are taken for granted. In most cases, the more personalized or obscure a hobby, the better its online income potential. Many hobbies that make money online use tools & accessories which can be sourced through online catalogues & drop-ship companies.

If you’re still not sure how your knowledge could be profitable, take a minute and reflect on the following questions:

What do you love doing?

What do people say you’re good at?

What do you know a lot about?

What do you like to learn about? What would you like to learn more about? How would you spend your time if you didn’t have to work for a living? Where would you love to travel? How would you love to travel?

These questions can help you uncover and evaluate possible niche topics. If you can match your passion and expertise with an interest and demand for that knowledge, you have the foundation for a legitimate internet business.

“Happiness comes when your work and words
are of benefit to yourself and others.”

Making Money Online with Accessories

If your hobby involves accessories or equipment which needs to be purchased (i.e. paintbrushes / scuba gear / gardening tools, etc.), you can earn money by referring people to specific websites or companies that sell those items. Commissions can range from 5% – 80% for referred sales.

This is the basic premise of affiliate marketing and network marketing, where people are compensated for generating sales through word-of-mouth referrals and product creators invest very little money in traditional advertising and promotion.

Sample Hobbies That Make Money

To give you a few ideas, here is a small sample of hobbies that make money (as featured at The Hobby Show 2009):

Avro Arrow
Bead Work
Board Games
Bubble Hockey
Card Making
Coin Collecting
Comic Book Collecting
Die Cast Collectibles
Doll Houses & Miniatures
Fantasy Games
Flight Simulators
Forza II
Hobby Clubs of all Kinds
Magic Cards
Military Models
Model Building
Model Trains
Mosaic Art
Murano Glass Jewellery
Paper Airplanes
Radio Controlled Boats
Radio Controlled Cars
RC Helicopters
Radio Controlled Planes
Rock, Paper, Scissors
Slot Cars
Sports cards & Memorabilia
Stained Glass
Stamp Collecting
Table Hockey
Table Soccer
Teddy Bears
Trivia Games
Video Games
and more…

The list of hobbies that make money is literally endless, and these are only a small sample. A popular hobby can still be profitable if you can find the right angle or presentation. Niche market research can help you predict how profitable your idea or hobby might be BEFORE going forward.

The key is to find a niche that interests you and then use a combination of tools and approaches to develop it into a profitable source of income. Having passion for your subject can help keep you motivated during the start-up phase when you have yet to begin making money.