On January 1, 2010 A Google search for “Make Money Online” showed a whopping 11 million results! There are so many confusing options that it is hard to decide which option to choose. What is more, “Make Money Online” is synonymous with scams. The Internet is full of Get Rich Quick Scams and Make Money Online Scams.
In fact it is very difficult to find legitimate ways to work from home and make money online. However, if it was really impossible to make money online then popular websites like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Google, etc. would not be making millions of dollars on the internet. Are they not “Making Money Online?” Is it necessary to be a geek if you got to make money online? What exactly does it take to become a successful Internet entrepreneur even if you are not a software engineer?
Throughout the ages we have seen how the poor wish that they had more money to enjoy their lives, and how the rich wish that they had more time and better health to enjoy their lives. Some people genuinely need more money. Some people desire to work from home and spend more time with their family. Some people, whether they desire more money or not, are so caught up in making a living that they forget how to live. Whatever it is, the truth is that most of us often wish to have more money and more free time. What would make it possible to get the best of both the worlds? Anyone who wants to have lots of money, lots of free time, lots of fun, better health, more happiness, more freedom, more success, and more control over their lives should pause and reflect, “Is it really possible to have all of them together or is that a pipe dream”? Contrary to what some ancient philosophers might have said, in this new age of the Internet it is indeed possible to live this dream and you will soon discover how easy it is to make your dreams come true!
Have you ever thought what you will do when you have lots of money and lots of free time at your disposal? Have you ever visualized a new, exciting lifestyle which gives you the freedom to live the life that you love and do all that you have ever wanted to do – be your own boss, live life on your own terms, travel around the world, buy a luxurious car, finance your college education, step into your own house, spend more quality time with your family and friends, take care of a loved one, take your family on a holiday, pursue your hobbies, devote yourself to a cause, or buy that expensive gift for someone special? What will you do when you have an abundance of money, time, freedom, and control over your life?
Hard work pays, but sometimes people who work too hard often have a hard time enjoying their health, life, and money. The equation for real freedom is: –
Lots of Money + Lots of Free Time = Lots of Fun!
A mobile lifestyle that uses technology to put your income on autopilot is indeed the new world dream! More and more people are getting bored of bureaucracy, red tape, dirty office politics, and the typical 9 to 5 rat race. These are the fetters that bind the feet of creative, adventurous souls who want to live life to its fullest.
A “mobile lifestyle” is a lifestyle that gives you the freedom to work from wherever you wish, and whenever you wish. It allows you to make big money and still have lots of fun and lots of free time. Even millionaires covet this lifestyle, because often millionaires don’t have the time to enjoy their riches.
Even if you are hard pressed for time, take one small step in the right direction at a time, and you will finally find that you have taken that giant leap of coming out of the rut sooner than you think. You will soon find yourself enjoying a new, exciting lifestyle.
Thanks to the modern Internet age and the ease of global trade, it is possible for anyone to reach millions of people worldwide and grow rich without any soul-crushing, back-breaking hard work. To earn while you sleep or while you spend quality time with your family and friends is no longer pulp-fiction but reality! Working long hours stuck in a stuffy office is a thing of the past. Today whether you are relaxing on the world’s most beautiful beach or sailing to your dream destination in a cruise ship, the Internet allows you to reach out to millions of people worldwide and to run your business from anywhere. And as you already know, computers continue to work for you while you are partying, sleeping, or dreaming!! Have you ever imagined what it would be like to earn millions while you are on a vacation with your family and friends, enjoying your life?
Here Are The Top 7 Ways To Make Money Online, working from home or from anywhere you want: –
1.) Earn Money by Selling / Promoting Other People’s Products or Services (Join Affiliate Programs):
Affiliate Programs are also known as “Associate Programs”, “Referral Programs”, “Partner Programs”, etc. An affiliate program is a business model in which a business rewards you for each visitor or customer that you send to their business website. You sign up for free with a merchant to advertise their products or services on your blog or website, and then you get paid a commission (upto 75% of the sale value!) based on the sales that you generate. A cool way to automate your income is to join a recurring affiliate program. High earning potential and highly recommended.
2.) Make Money by Becoming a Professional Blogger:
If you are passionate about writing, you can earn money by becoming a professional blogger. If you have good writing skills and if you are very passionate about a niche topic then you can write blogs and make tens of thousands of dollars per month by sharing your knowledge and helping millions of people who read your blogs to choose the right products and services. However, your success as a professional blogger not only depends on your writing skills and sincerity but also on your marketing skills.
3.) Earn Money by Monetizing Your Blog or Website:
Blog monetization or website monetization is the process of converting existing traffic being sent to a particular blog or website into revenue. You do that by displaying advertisements and/or banners on your site. Every time someone clicks an advertisement on your site you get paid an amount ranging from a few cents to several dollars, based upon a number of factors. These advertisements are called Pay Per Click (PPC) advertisements. To display PPC advertisements and banners on your blog or website you need to create free accounts with AdSense (or other similar sites such as Obeus, Bidvertiser, AdBrite, Chitika, Kontera, AdHitz, etc.) and then copy and paste the HTML code which they will provide you for your site. This is a neat way to autopilot your income. Another way to monetize your blogs and website is to join free affiliate programs and display affiliate advertisements. In fact, you will make much more money with affiliate programs than with PPC advertisements.
4.) Earn Money by Selling Photographs and Drawings Online:
Here is the coolest way to have fun and get paid for it – travel around the world (or just around your own neighborhood), take good quality photographs, upload them to sites such as ShutterStock, iStockPhoto, etc. for free and get paid each and every time someone downloads a copy of any of your photographs! These photographs should have some commercial value. Remember, these graphics are purchased by professional web designers, screen saver developers, magazine editors, and other people who will use them for commercial purposes. If you are good at drawing, you can get paid to draw by scanning your drawings and selling them in the same way as you sell photographs. For the free spirited, artistic soul this is the perfect, fun way of making money online.
5.) Earn Money by Selling Items on eBay and Other Similar Sites:
Many people earn hundreds, even millions of dollars by selling things on eBay, CQout, eBid, Amazon, and other eCommerce sites. You can sell almost everything that is legal – electronics, cars, clothing, apparel, collectibles, sporting goods, digital cameras, antiques, real estate, etc. This is a perfect work from home job and you save a lot of money because by working from home you don’t have to pay any shop rent and other shop or store related expenses such as the electricity and maintenance bills. Apart from that you are selling to millions of potential customers worldwide, and you have the freedom to work whenever you want. You are your own boss. You can exponentially increase your revenues by simultaneously selling on eBay and other competing sites (e.g. CQout, which is popular in Europe, especially in the UK). Some
sites even allow you to list your products for free.
6.) Earn Money by Selling Your Own Product:
If the idea of inventing a new product and making a fortune by selling it scares you, think again! A product can be something as simple as an eBook, or a T-shirt designed by you. Whether it is a simple, 10 page report in the form of a.pdf eBook or a sophisticated software product, you can be assured of making a fortune by selling a good product. If you have conceptualized a product but don’t know how to develop it, you can hire experts/engineers to do it for you from elance.com, scriptlance.com, etc. If you have already created a great downloadable informational product, then sit back and relax – all you have to do is to list it on ClickBank and thousands of affiliates will promote it for you for a commission. You will sell thousands of copies of your informational product without any efforts from you!
Income Automated? Having others sell your products for a commission is the best way to put your income on autopilot. This is what I mean by “earn while you sleep”. [However, if you lose your sleep and wake every few hours to check your increasing account balance, don’t blame me;) ] If your products are concrete, tangible objects then you can sell them on the eCommerce sites described above. If your product is a downloadable eBook, software, video, or some other informational product you might also try out PayLoadz.com and e-Junkie.com in addition to ClickBank.com.
7.) Make Real Big Money Online – The Geek Way to Make Money Online:
This is the ultimate! If you are a techie, then to make real big money, and we mean “REAL B-I-G MONEY” you need to create and own a membership website and make it extremely popular and commercially successful like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, etc. Sounds difficult? Believe me, it isn’t!!
According to Inc.com, Markus Frind, a programmer learning ASP.NET, single handedly created a free dating website while he was still learning ASP.NET. He works just one hour a day but makes a whopping $10,000,000 USD per year (2008 estimates) from Ads that appear within user profiles!!!
How did he do it? He kept things simple and operational costs low! And while other dating websites were charging a subscription fee to users, Markus provided the full functionality of his website to users for FREE! When I created a Plentyoffish account I was surprised to see its simple user interface, low quality of images, and a non-existent customer service. The point that I want to make is that inspite of these drawbacks, the website manages to make 10 million dollars per year for its singleton owner!
The “Geek Way” is for Techies/Computer Geeks/Software Engineers, but then it is very easy for techies and maybe for you too! If you are a software engineer or a computer science student, you should give this a serious thought. If you are not a technical person but have a great idea, hire engineers and technical experts to make exactly what you tell them. You can hire them from several places such as Elance.com, scriptlance.com, etc.