Ways To Make Money Online And Offline Most People Don't Think Of

2014-04-24 11:53

In the past I have written about different revenue streams that are potentially available to your business. In this article I want to add a few suggestions of how you can make money online, whether it is for you personally or for your business.

The obvious ways to make money online are with ads, and by selling products (physical or digital) that you make, and by reselling products made by others as an affiliate reseller. If you are not familiar with affiliate marketing, I will have a few more resources on this later in the article.

The combination of displaying ads and selling products can generate reasonable income which leads most people to stop there. But this article is about looking past that. Let's examine a number of large online sites where the main product is you. If you can provide some expertise or direct help, you can make money on a number of sites online.

The first such platform I want to examine is Udemy. Udemy is a platform for creating, selling and buying online courses. So if you have an expertise in some area, you can create an online course on Udemy, and sell that course there. Udemy has over 1 million users which means that there are many people who can potentially buy your course! I have already created 8 online business courses which you can read about on my blog.

A couple of other sites that can help you make money online are eLance and oDesk. These sites typically require some programming or marketing skills. But those skills are not necessary all the time. Very often, people there want to hire you to perform some basic tasks for them, which they explain how to do.

Another very interesting site is Fiverr.com where you can offer just about any task for $5. The trick to the Fiverr site is to grow your profile in their ecosystem so that you can charge for extras, which can be much more than just $5.

If you get creative, there are even sites for walking or looking after pets like Rover.com. Plus there are many sites where you can offer services like tutoring for various subjects.

Lastly, one of my favorite ways to make money is to put on an offline event series. You can use sites like meetup.com, your own website, and a number of local event listing sites to help promote your events. Once you are able to generate regular attendance for your event series, and get people to enjoy the events, you can sell all of your products and services to people who attend! Meeting people face to face is very powerful, and it is a great way to make sales. You get to look people in the eyes, establish a personal connection, and build trust and curiosity about what you are doing. Once that happens, people will be far more likely to buy from you, and you can sell them all the products and services that you already sell online.

Earlier in the article I mentioned affiliate marketing, here is a video explaining what it is.

http://youtu.be/1w0d-f2VERg

And here is an online course for how to make money with affiliate marketing. Plus, if you are trying to make money and grow a business, I have two business books that can help you. The first book helps you go from business ideas to starting a business and the second book teaches you how to be a great marketer so that you can grow the business which you started.

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