To get the word out about your services, you’ll have to talk to a lot of people. Attend functions where your typical client would hang out. That may mean the local agricultural department’s classes if you’re a gardening consultant, or Chamber of Commerce meetings if you’re money online business consultant.
If you have a skill that’s best learned in a group setting, considering contacting your local Community Education officials and talk to them about teaching a class. Ideas for what type of class you can teach if your local community education program doesn’t already offer it are endless.
Good point, Kay. With very few exceptions NEVER pay to start making money online. You don’t have to do it. You can find several free resources to help you get started. The only thing you’ll have to invest is your time, and a LOT of it.
Thanks for sharing your tips on making money online, Grant! It was definitely helpful. I’ve had some success making money online with freelancing and sponsored content, but it hasn’t been consistent enough., Though, when I actually got paid, it was good to know that making money online through blogging is possible. In reality, if I want to pursue full-time blogging, I need to take your advice and just keep going. But I need to hustle more to increase traffic and get more consistent with posting. Thanks for the motivation and advice!
The key to making money online is patience, you have to have a solid plan with steps, unfortunately people get so excited about the prospect of making money then after 1 or 2 months they get fustrated and quit. But you can’t do that you have to push through the rough times to see the end to success!
Look through your dresser drawers, files, clothing and anywhere else you might have put away some cash for emergencies. While you’re at it, dig through your couch cushions and car glove box to gather up any loose change that might be hiding.
I just started a personal blog! It focuses on personal development; it’s sort of my journey to mastering myself and people can follow along if they want. I’m not sure how much I’ll be able to monetize it much, but maybe with Google adsense I could make a little income.
#9 blog: So true. I blogged 3-4 posts weekly on my first website in 2011 because that’s what the industry said we should be doing. I sulked when there were no comments. Wondered why we would get a large spike of traffic, but no one would stick around. Applying all the things you’ve mentioned in this list with #1 being the most important, I’ve seen a major switch in my online business. I now have over 169,000 Instagram followers, 46,000 Facebook Fans, and over 130,000 email subscribers. I love what I do and I’m making a difference in the world being authentic and true to myself and dreams.
#8 support: I have a business partner, but I also have a mastermind partner (since 2011) and that has been so helpful. I get to brainstorm ideas, be held accountable and have insight from someone who is not inside my business everyday. I also now lead a mastermind group for moms, and I love spreading this powerful tool to others to find their own accountability partners in life and business.
HOW did you accomplished that? I found WILDWILDHOST to build my website for frree, but I can’t move forward since then. I think I have a good product, but marketing is not my stronger side. I won’t put my website link here, i guess it is against posting rules, but I will welcome your reply telling me and to others your secret. Thanks, Martin
If you’re great at cooking, maybe you could be somebody’s personal chef. If you know Spanish, you could become a tutor. If you’re amazing at Excel, I know plenty of people who would gladly pay you to create some charts for them — right now.
@Strongman @dasjung I didn’t name call and I agree that it isn’t appropriate. I should have deleted those posts. It’s not a goal of mine to be sensitive though. Truth and clarity are far more important.
You can join one or all of these sites depending on how many survey opportunities you desire about a variety of topics from product and reviews, political opinions, or sharing your daily habits. It’s possible to earn up to $75 per survey that can be redeemed for cash or gift cards. And, some sites will automatically enter you into a quarterly cash giveaway that can result in an even larger paycheck.
17. Be A Task Rabbit – TaskRabbit.com is a place where you can sign up and run small tasks for others. It can include anything from picking up the groceries to cleaning or helping people move. Typical tasks take a few hours, but there are a lot of tasks available in most large cities.
The default price is $5 (hence Fiverr..), but you can attach extra services to gigs for more money. Whilst it might not seem like much, it can quickly add up and there are plenty of examples of people making a really good living from the site. The key is to get a system in place which minimises the time spent on each gig.
Excellent list and definitely too long to properly analyze. So I will just comment on the most recent idea I have used; ticket broker. I have been purchasing tickets to sporting events (WWE UFC)and selling them on ebay with a great profit margin. You won’t make a fortune but an extra couple hundred dollars is allowing me to go on vacation again!
I surprisingly get a lot of people asking to detail their car. I never intend to make a business of it, but I love doing it to my cars and people ask me to do it to theirs. All it takes is a cheap orbital buffer (mines a used craftsman) and a shop vac. I normally get easily $100 for a basic wash/wax/vac, or $200 to remove scratches and polish then wax the car.
In some states, you can make up to 5 cents per can that you recycle. if you live in one of those states, then you can make decent money recycling aluminum cans. Some people make over $100 per week doing this on the side.
Set up your Acorns account so it dumps spare change from your debit or credit card transactions into an account. For example, spend $1.20 at the gas station, and Acorns will stash 80 cents away. Or set up your account so that every two weeks, it saves $20.
If cooking is one of your personal passions, there are dozens of opportunities to turn it into a decent business venture. You can start by setting up a catering website, experimenting with pop-up food stalls and local food markets, or joining platforms like MenuNextDoor that encourage cooking enthusiasts to squeeze some money out of their passion. And if you’re not camera-shy, you can teach people how to cook special meals by selling online classes.
Larger companies can hire an agency or full-time staff member to run their Facebook and Twitter accounts, but small businesses often have to handle their own social media marketing. With so many responsibilities, business owners are often too busy, overwhelmed or undereducated about the importance of social media to spend time developing and implementing a great social media strategy. As a consultant, you can help them determine the best tactics, posting schedules and content for their target audience. As their follower count grows, so will your business.
While browsing through our Instagram feed we came across an image someone posted of matcha powder. Matcha is finely milled powder green tea and has become increasing popular along with the tea category in general. Supermarket tea sections have exploded from carrying Red Rose and Tetley to a variety of hundreds of brands in recent years.
Example: DODOcase, an iPad case manufacturer has done a noteworthy job at crafting a unique brand. Despite operating in the extremely crowded and competitive space of iPad cases, DODOcase broke through by telling a different and unique story, one where their cases are handcrafted using traditional artisan bookbinding techniques in the city of San Francisco. It’s this unique story and brand that has made DODOcase one of the top iPad case manufacturers in the world in a short amount of time.
Here’s the thing, even though I am re-launching my website to reflect my business structure I don’t want to get too far ahead of myself thinking about the next thing or my first product (I think I want to do an EBook) without fully completing what I am working on now which is my new podcast (Launch 9/15/13).
Shipping. You will only have a few days to ship a book after it sells, and even less time if you agree to include two-day or overnight shipping as part of your options. And since you’ll want to save as much as you can on the shipping, you’ll have to devise a plan. Many people set aside specific days for shipping – say 3 days a week – and then make one big trip to the post office. As long as there isn’t anything else in the package, you can send books via media mail, which is the least expensive option. Finally, your books will need to be packaged in a way that they won’t get damaged in transit.
Swagbucks – Swagbucks is great for earning some extra cash. You can do a variety of things to make money, from taking surveys to using their search engine. You won’t get rich, but you will earn a few bucks. If you have the time to kill, you can spend it earning some extra cash, instead of surfing the web.
25. Estate Sales – Instead of just selling stuff on eBay, you can also host estate sales. I used to host estate sales online and offline, and it can earn you a nice amount of money if you have customers with a full house of stuff. To be successful, though, you’re going to need to get some friends involved to help.
Job Boards. When you’re first starting out, you’ll have to go looking for work, and the best place to do that is on one of the online job boards. Places like Guru, Elance, Freelancer, and oDesk are today’s writers’ best friends. They allow individuals and businesses to post projects, and freelancers to bid on them. Take a look around the sites, sign up for the free access in the beginning, and then begin to place bids on the projects that interest you. It will take some trial and error to find your groove, but once you do, the jobs will start to roll in.
Years ago, I joined Epinions and wrote reviews of products I liked. The model was simple – write a review, get paid a little for every pageview and every commissionable sale the review generated. It was a fun little foray into the Internet and getting paid to write about a product seemed fun. Epinions was later acquired by eBay and shuttered in 2014.