In the last few years, the internet has changed the way we communicate, how we find information, and how we market products. And, it’s not going to slow down anytime soon.
In fact, according to HubSpot Blogs research, 50% of people are more likely to buy a product or service after learning about it online. While 24% are more likely to visit a business or website after seeing it featured online. And 23% are more likely to make a purchase after viewing an informative video.
So, if you’re looking to make money online, why not try the many different ways the internet makes billions of dollars annually? You just have to know where to look.
Become A Marketing Consultant
One of the most attractive opportunities available online is to become a marketing consultant. You get paid to teach others how to market their products and businesses online. You get paid based on your results, so you can actually make a decent amount of money.
To be a marketing consultant, you’ll need to have a background in marketing or business. You’ll also need to have knowledge in digital marketing, website design, and analysis of web analytics. While a degree in business administration or economics is also highly recommended.
You can then become a freelancer and get paid to do what you love most: teach others how to succeed in business. You can use various platforms to find clients such as UpWork, Freelancer.com, and LinkedIn. You should also keep in mind that becoming a marketing consultant is not a get-rich-quick scheme. It does require a lot of hustle to build up your clientele and make enough money to live on.
Start A Blog
Creating and maintaining a quality blog can be a profitable venture. According to Google Blogger research, people who have blogged professionally have earned an average of $600 a month from advertisements and affiliate marketing. That’s $6,000 a year. And, the potential to earn much more is there since the average professional blog earns $15,000 a month.
To start a blog, you’ll need an audience. That means you’ll need to find a way to get people to come back often to your site so that advertisers will want to pay you to promote their products and services. To generate organic traffic, you can use blog tools like Google Analytics to track the activity on your website. Also, a high-quality blog will get more interested in paying you to promote their products than a blog that is just looking for content.
Try Affiliate Marketing
The beauty of affiliate marketing is that you don’t have to build a blog or website to get started. You can simply sign up with a company like ClickBank, which offers affiliate programs from hundreds of companies, including Shopify, Google, and Facebook.
To qualify for affiliate marketing, you’ll need to have a storefront, be able to track sales, and have a large base of potential buyers. When a person clicks a product or service link and makes a purchase, you’ll receive a commission.
To build a brand for yourself, create videos showcasing your products or services. These videos can be fun and engaging, and they may even spark ideas for other products or services you can promote. Remember: the more you put out, the more you’ll get back. So, create quality content regularly and consistently.
Get Paid To Take Surveys
Market research is when a company pays you to share your opinions and feedback on their behalf. The benefit of getting paid to take surveys is that you can make a decent amount of money without a lot of effort.
To get started, you’ll need to sign up with Survey Junkie, Swagbucks, OneOpinion, Ipsos iSay, or Toluna. Once you’ve registered, you’ll be assigned a set of surveys to take.
As an online marketer, you’ll get paid to take these surveys and enter coupon codes or offer your opinion on various products. The amount of money you make depends on how many surveys you take and how often you can come back for more. Generally, you’ll make about $1 to $4 per day, and the average user makes about $2,600 per month.
Start An Online Store
If you’re looking to make some extra cash, you can start an online store. You’ll need a product to sell and a platform to sell it on. Popular shopping sites like Shopify and BigCartel offer free starter accounts that allow you to set up your online store within minutes.
Once you’ve set up your store, you can add your products (either existing products or items you’ve created yourself) and prepare to start marketing and selling your goods. If you decide to take this route, keep in mind that you’ll need to find a way to get the word out about your store. You can use various platforms to do this including HubSpot Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Use these platforms to connect with other businesses, bloggers, and potential customers.
Dropshipping is when a company contracts with a third party to sell and ship their products. While dropshipping can be a profitable venture, it requires a lot of work. Essentially, all you need is a storefront, an affiliate program, and a shipping center to begin dropshipping.
To become a dropshipper, you’ll need to make sure that your products are readily available for purchase in your chosen storefront (online store, blog, or social media account). Also, you’ll need to learn how to effectively market and sell your products online. There are certain tasks that you’ll need to perform to make sure that your products are selling when potential customers click on them. When this happens, you’ll earn a commission from the sale.
When you first get started, it may be difficult to find the time to do all of the research necessary to succeed as a dropshipper. But, once you do, the rewards can be invaluable. For example, Amazon gets about 70% of its merchandise from manufacturers, brands, and other businesses.
By taking the time to do your research and sticking to it, you’ll be able to generate income from the comfort of your home, even if you have a full-time job. So, if you’re looking to make some extra cash, consider trying one of these ventures.