Start Making Money Online Today: Four Proven Ways

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Okay now, let’s talk about making money using the power of the internet! Have you ever thought about making money online? Of course, you have, and you keep wondering in your mind if that is possible for you or if there are legitimate online money making opportunities out there?

The simple truth of the matter is that almost anyone can start making money online as the possibilities are immense. With the right mindset, knowledge, and focus you will be rewarded for your hard work. What I will give you here is only a few ways that you can start making money online right at this moment. These are proven ways and many people have made money and still making money doing these.

No matter what you choose to do online you will have to educate yourself on a few concepts. This is extremely important as well as commitment and persistence.

Here are some tips on how you can get started:

1. Find a niche that is in demand

How do you do this? Join different forums on making money or business opportunities. Participate in the discussions and don’t feel intimidated to ask questions. Check out blogs and read those interesting blog post specific to making money and business opportunity topics.

You may want to explore the power of social media as well. Visit or join Facebook groups and start engaging with other members. Another great resource is Television. Yes, your very own TV. I was able to find a business this way when I saw a CEO of this new company with a new product being interviewed on CNBC.

2. Build or have someone build you a business website.

Your prospects have to know where to find you. A website is also a powerful way to build credibility. Outsourcing a web design job is most likely the best and the most economical way to go. You want your website to look and feel professional.

Go to outsourcing websites like Upwork.com or Freelancer.com. Post a web design job and request a quote.

3. Promote, promote, promote.

You will need to create a following of raving fans. This is done through email marketing connected through an autoresponder to capture the email addresses. I have been using AWeber autoresponder for many years and it has been a great experience for me.

Create social media accounts for your business such as Linkedin, Twitter, and Facebook. A Facebook page is a must have for every business nowadays. If you have the budget, another excellent way to test the market is using AdWords pay-per-click advertising model. I found this advertising option to be very effective for my business.

Here are 4 proven ways to start making money online:

1. Selling your own products

If you already have your own products that you make, then you need to have your own Website to sell them on. There are many Web design companies online that will help you set up a website, get your products on the site, accept orders through mediums like PayPal and so forth.

If you set it up using WordPress, you can create a blog about your products and your niche and start attracting customers to your website. There are also all kinds of plugins nowadays that you can use for your WordPress blog. Do your research or talk to your web designer. Make sure to post your website’s blog posts to social media as well.

2. Affiliate Marketing or Selling other people’s products or services

You can actually get online and become an affiliate with a wide range of products and services. They will pay you to sell their products online.  You can go to ClickBank or Offervault and become an affiliate.

These two sites alone have great information and email newsletters on how to use their offerings to sell other people’s products. With affiliate marketing, you do not have to create the product. It is already created for you.

You may also want to check out individual companies’ affiliate programs. Look for a niche that you feel comfortable to market and possibly have a passion about. Research the company and check out their affiliate program details such as commission structures and terms and conditions. If you need to contact them, feel free to do so. I did these years ago and never regretted it.

3. Become an author

This is not as difficult as you might think. Amazon using Create Space allows you to self-publish. You can publish books, eBooks, music, videos, and films. It guides you through the process and helps you set your price.

All you need to know to write a book is how to properly use Microsoft Word to properly format the book, use a service like Grammarly to make it perfect.

You will also need to use your creative mind that we all possess. You could write your first 25 to a 50-page book and publish it online in less than two weeks.

4. Become a writer

You could actually make money by becoming a writer. There are many ways to do this. You could start out being a freelance content writer at Freelancer or Upwork online. Just sign up and create your profile and start bidding for work on the jobs available online.

You could also become a copywriter for both small and large corporations that are in need of great copyright advertising.

You could also get paid to travel by becoming a travel writer. You will need some training for both of these options. The best place to start is at American Writers & Artists Inc. They have excellent training courses and would be a great place to open doors for your online writing career.

These are just a few ways you can start making money online. There’s a lot more out there like selling T-shirts, doing eBay, Etsy, selling on Amazon and more.

This is all, for now, folks, in my next money-making article I will be writing more about affiliate marketing.  Will keep you all posted.

BA in Accountancy, he entered the entrepreneurial world by starting his first online marketing business in 2004. Passionate about personal finance, the stock market and a digital marketing addict. I also love to read books on entrepreneurship and technology and always on the lookout for new opportunities. I'm an avid golfer and currently a 15 handicapper.

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