I wanted to do a blog post about this crazy online journey I’m on.
Many people want to make money online so they jump in – often to the first thing they see or because someone told them about what they’re doing.
It can feel a little crazy sometimes, with crazy that is out there and everything yo need to learn.
I mean, think about it.
Email marketing, list building, paid traffic, CPA, CPL, optin pages, funnels, facebook, twitter, instagram, videos, blogging, yikes!
Did I miss anything?
There’s so much to learn. How can you do it all?
There are so many different ways to make money online too.
Affiliate marketing, network marketing, creating ebooks, membership sites, and the list goes on.
So where do you start?
Here’s what I suggest. Start with what you like to do and with something that fits into your lifestyle.
Unless you want to change your lifestyle.
What if you don’t know what you want to do?
Let me make a few suggestions.
Many people start with affiliate marketing.
This is about marketing someone else’s product where you get a commission from each sale.
You don’t need to spend a lot of money to get started.
There are two ways to make money as an affiliate.
You can promote products through Clickbank, JVZOO, Warrior Forum and other online marketplaces.
You make a percentage of the sale from each product you sell. The percentage depends on which one you sign up for and sell.
Pros – you can start right away, often at no or low cost.
Cons – you often have to get approval and it can be tough to sell enough products to make any money. There are often upsells – deciding if it is worth it to purchase an upsell can be difficult.
Tip – pick a niche that you like, look for a problem that people want to solve and find products to promote that solve that problem.
Tip 2 – start blogging about those problems and offer the product in a blog post as the solution.
Tip 3 – make sure you collect names and email addresses to follow up.
Another way to make money as an affiliate is in the network marketing space.|
There are many network marketing companies to choose from online. It can be hard to pick something you like and is successful.
Pros – you can get started with a low cost buy in or go for a higher package right away. You get a sponsor who can guide you on the right way to get started to make money online. There are often many extras included with the price with online training in social media, email marketing, etc.
Cons – Finding a good sponsor can be tough. Make sure you do your research before joining. Everyone is promoting the same thing so you need to brand yourself so people are attracted to working with you. Learning the ropes can take time, be patient and persistent.
Another Way to Make Money Online
Start creating your own products such as ebooks, maybe a membership site – set yourself apart from everyone else.
What are you passionate about? What skills do you have that you can offer?
What problems can you solve?
Always remember that if you’re not solving a problem, you’re not making money.
Seek to provide value first – that is the first law.
Marketing is ongoing online and offline – it never stops.
Whether it’s paid traffic, social media, email marketing, blogging, videos – it’s all marketing but it should also provide value.
That is the second law.
You have to put in a lot of work to get things going initially.
Do 90 days of videos, write 30 days worth of blog posts, post every day on social media.
Unless you have deep pockets to spend on paid traffic, you need to put in the effort.
That is the third law.
After 30 days take a little break.
Measure your efforts.
Track your responses to leads to your optin pages, engagement on social media. comments on blog posts.
Is it working? Are you getting the results you want?
Tracking and testing is a critical part of making money online.
It’s not always talked about, because it is unsexy and dare I say it, boring.
Get google analytics on your blog, test everything.
That is the fourth law.
Want to know what I’m doing?
I have experience in all 3 areas – affiliate marketing, network marketing, creating products.
I can help you.