The Top 5 Ways to Make Money Online

Making money online doesn’t have to be difficult, nor does it require you to sift through a million too good to be true scam opportunities. The following are a few easy ways to make money online that might just work for you!

  1. Blog – Start a blog. Yes, there are millions of blogs out there, but don’t let that deter you from starting one of your own! Whether you decide to blog about your everyday life, your experiences as a mother/businessman/baker/crafter/etc. about your favorite products and things, let your blog be a reflection of you and let it be something you enjoy writing on a daily basis. The key to a successful blog is posting fresh content on a regular basis and readers. Start commenting on other people’s blogs and networking with other bloggers. Your readership will start to increase and if you introduce advertisements onto your blog you’ll start to earn a little money.
  2. Surveys – You may have to sift through a little hype to find the real deal when it comes to making money online through surveys, but it’s possible! There are companies that will compensate you for your time taking their surveys with money, gift cards, points towards their store, etc. Find a company whose products you like and start giving your feedback! Over time the credit will build and you’ll start making a little money!
  3. Telecommute - There are quite a few companies now who are cutting back the expense of rent and hiring employees who are willing to work from home. Check your local Craigslist for telecommuting opportunities or utilize online job search platforms to find something that might work for you.
  4. Online gambling - Gone are the days where you have to go to your local gas station to buy a lottery ticket or your local hall for a game of bingo. These days you can join a game of internet bingo from the comfort of your very own home and make a little money while you’re at it! Look for reputable bingo sites and be cautious of spending too much money or time in one place. But have fun and cross your fingers for good luck!
  5. Craigslist/eBay - Online platforms where you can sell your unwanted items is a great way to make money online. Clean out your garage, closets, kids’ toys, etc., take pictures of the items and post them onto Craigslist or eBay. Not only will you be de-cluttering your home, but you never know who may find your unwanted goods to be just what they were looking for!

Making Money Online – Give and You Will Receive

Making money online is a process and anyone looking to earn an income online who does not understand this will fail. They will give up after a couple of months and join a very large group of nay sayers who will tell you that all website businesses are scams and that you will never make any money online. As a matter of fact about 97% of people do fail and they fail because they do not have the correct mindset.

Let me explain the correct mindset:

· The realization that making money online takes time. It will not happen overnight, next week or perhaps even next month.
· The realization that it is a process and like any new business it requires that you educate yourself with what for many people will be a whole new skill set.
· The realization that you must understand this new set of skills; that is to say know what you are doing.
· And finally the realization that you must implement these newly learned skills.

The implementation of the process requires building a list of people who are interested in the subject matter or product line you are promoting, nurturing this list by the over delivering of value to them and not trying to make sales right away. In other words, building a relationship of trust with your list. Then when you do offer a product or service for sale to them, your percentage of sales will greatly increase.

This basic principle is the same one that has always been employed by successful businesses. As an example: When a new restaurant opens it might do – Buy One Get One Free, Free Drink With Your Meal, discount coupons etc. The principle is the same when starting an online business. Build a list or customer base if you will by offering value first — that is by giving something away for free, offering free information and by all means by being available to your list either by email, telephone or both. Developing a relationship of trust and over delivering on value is a business development principle which is even more critical in your goal of creating an income online, largely due to the sheer magnitude of the internet.

A web business is no different from any other business. So if you want to earn your income online, it will require hard work, preparation, education and developing a relationship of trust with your potential customers.

I firmly believe in my golden rule of internet marketing and life in general:

Give And You Will Receive!

What Online Marketing Can Do For Your Home-Based Business

As the economy remains unstable, more and more people are starting their own home-based business, especially those leaning towards online businesses. Because of the advancement in computer technology, creating a successful online business is now easier compared to putting up a physical store. For one, online marketing is easier compared to the traditional way of promoting and marketing your business.

The internet is such a powerful medium that gives you the opportunity to compete even with bigger and more established companies. When you are venturing into a home-based business and you don’t know how to go about it, it is wiser to find a company that offers a program that will give you assistance in building your online business – from choosing what line of business or what product to market to advertising. Online marketing is first and foremost, considered to be the most effective way of making your company known in cyber world.

Because of the internet, most home businesses are online selling, e-books or e-magazines; even customer service via chat is popular nowadays. Cyber offices are so popular these days because less overhead is incurred, allowing business owners to channel their funds somewhere, like online marketing. Advertising online is easier as you will have a wider audience reach.

If you are working from home, that is a big advantage since you can feel relaxed as you spend time with your family while knowing that the internet is working for you – online advertisement, customers can access your online store anytime of the day and night, plus having a lot of visitors even from other parts of the world. All these are happening while you are doing household chores or running errands or fetching your kids from school.

Another great advantage of online marketing is that it is easier to inform customers of promotional programs or any other updates about your products and/or services because you can send them through email, no need to send them notifications through snail mail – it doesn’t only saves you time and money, but information will reach them immediately.

But you have to take note that people are easily turned off with online stores or businesses that are not up-to-date with the contents in their webpage. Updating the contents is very critical – if you want customers to keep on visiting your webpage, make sure that you don’t have outdated information in it. Time is of the essence here. Information is available to people with just a few mouse clicks. You will have to make sure that you consult with the most reliable and reputable company in terms of your site’s promotion strategies. A good program will educate you as to the steps and strategies that will work best for your online business.

Your online marketing strategy will prove to be futile if your webpage is not interesting enough to sustain customers’ attention. Customers have a lot different choices so it is important that you build a loyal customer database. Make it work for you – make sure that you are well educated and well prepared before venturing into your very own home-based business.