How to start making money online.
Why is online business different from brick and mortar business?
Here is why,
The payment for goods and services delivered online is fast and sometimes instant.
No bank checks involved, No delay.
The money will be wired to your account without meeting the customer face to face.
Provided you offer valuable products and services to your customers, you will get paid.
The beauty of working online is that – the internet opens up for you a huge market for what you have to offer.
You are immediately connected to millions of potential customers worldwide, given that you have a connection to fast internet and access to a laptop, a computer or a phone; you are ready to hit the road running.
You could start earning today!
Before we begin with our 6 tips on setting up online business , check out some of the ways to make quick cash in the box below.
So where do you start, how do you begin your business and make money online?
Here are quick links to our 6 ways to make money online. Click on any you like.
- Working for other companies.
- Start Working for individuals.
- Selling products online.
- Affiliate Marketing.
- Forex Trading.
Six easy ways to make money online fast
1.Working for other companies
Numerous companies are looking for service providers to work on various projects online remotely.
Most companies would be looking to hire people with specific skills or training.
Some demand that you possess some sort of education while others just want to ascertain that you have a particular set of skills to deliver results fast.
To do this, they would require you to apply with a resume.
In case they are looking for a specialist, say a graphic designer, for example, they may not necessarily ask for your academic background.
They would rather be interested in what you can actually do. You have to prove yourself. Providing an excellent portfolio and your past clients’ testimonials will do the trick
They will ask for the previous tasks you have done in most cases. This will assist them to assess your capability in taking up projects and successfully completing them.
So how do you join or know which companies are hiring online?
To start, you should look for job boards online in your area of expertise.
Most popular Job boards include
- People per Hour
2. Start Working for individuals.
Given that you have specific skills you could offer to individuals, there are lots of opportunities for you.
How would you work for individual online and make money online fast?
Well, you do what is called cold pitching.
There are many people looking for skills that you have.
Example of skills could be
If you have such skills, you can write to potential clients pitching your solution to problems they could be having.
Some website owners list on their site too that they are looking for a person with a particular set of skills
How do you then pitch?
Write a good introductory email, detailing the solution you would provide at a fee.
When cold pitching a solution to a potential client, do not make your email too long. However, communicate the necessary things that will grab the client attention to make them hire you. Remember, they are busy people with no time to spend reading long essays.
How many pitches should I send?
Don’t just pitch to one site(Potential clients),
Pitch to as many websites as you can, spread your net wide so that you can gather more prospects.
For better success, ensure that you have a portfolio to showcase previous projects you have successfully completed.
What if I have not accumulated any experience yet?
Well, you could start off by working for people for free to gain experience and build up a portfolio.
But where do you store your portfolio?
Start your own blog (click to learn how to start a blog)and list comprehensively what kind of services you offer and as well as a breakdown of your charges for each service.
Have a page where you list all the previous projects you have done for other clients.
Always link to that page on every application(cold pitching) you make.
This goes a long way to show that you know your art pretty well and you can undertake a serious project.
What are the benefits of working with individual clients?
The benefits of working for individuals are numerous
First, you create a relationship with the website owner, and if your work is good, you will never lack the projects to work on.
Secondly, you get to set your own pricing; there is no service fee for work done as would be if you were working for job board sites.
If your skills get advanced, you could start charging premium prices for your services.
The only downside to working for individuals is that some clients may refuse to pay.
When you are working for job boards, the companies mediate in such cases where clients refuse to pay and chances of being scammed are slim.
When working directly with clients, you are on your own,
However, we would like to mention that if you get a good client, you would earn much more than working for companies such as Fiverr.
But Fiverr is a great starting point before you venture out on your own, click the image above to visit Fivver.
Working independently is great, just think of how much you would earn if you manage to net 10 well-paying clients every month.
How would you cope with lots of work coming your way once you become successful?
Just hire (on Fiverr)and train other people on your skill then delegate some of your work. That way, you cover more ground and earn much more.
3. Selling products online.
i)Selling physical products
Selling products is another way to earn money online fast.
Come to think of it, people are becoming lazy nowadays; even buying groceries from a local store is becoming a struggle to walk out of the door and go and purchase. People are looking for quick deliveries at their doorstep.
Now imagine that you have a well-known online business that does grocery delivery in your local area. You will make money online fast. With good marketing on various platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram, you will ace it better than any other offline business out there.
Not only could you sell grocery but you could also sell other stuff too, like makeup kits, sneakers, clothes, food and many more, you can fill the list.
There are endless items you could sell online. Think of how much Amazon is making, selling items through the internet. Why not emulate them and see your income shoot through the roof.
Do I have to own a product to succeed in selling online?
You could make some arrangement with manufacturers to supply their merchandise to your customers address once they make a purchase on your site.
Your only job will be to find clients online for these goods and make a profit on the go.
How do you start?
You will need an e-commerce store.
You actually don’t need to have programming skills to set up an e-commerce store. You don’t even have to hire anyone to build one for you.
There are prebuilt systems to help you in your journey of selling physical products online.
Your store will be up and running in a few mouse clicks and ready for business in a matter of minutes.
Here are some good reputable platforms you could consider
- Alidropship(Purchase once, free to use forever, click to learn more)
Where do I find manufacturers to work with?
Well, just identify a product you want to sell and check online to see if you can find a producer.
Get their contacts and reach out to them.
A good place to find manufacturers is on Amazon itself. Check who sells the product you are interested in, get their name and run an online search to get their contacts and location.
You could repeat the same process with other online retailers like Walmart, target and so on.
READ: How to start a dropshipping business
ii)Selling downloadable products
You can put your concepts on an eBook and put it on your website for people to download. Sell even faster by putting the eBook on Kindle, Teachable or Udemy.
The upside of placing your eBooks on platforms such as Udemy is that you expose your material to an already large market for your product.
These platforms eliminate the hustle of getting customers. And although they charge some commission or joining fee upfront, the valuable traffic they send to your product is immense. You could begin earning money online fast if your product is solving people’s problems and could begin gaining traction by way of referral.
Podcasting is the in thing. Just like the radio, they are never going away and are just growing bigger.
Podcasts are way more popular than other forms of learning.
I would rather, for instance, listen to an audiobook than read an eBook from cover to cover. Most people get bored. The audio medium sells more.
A podcast doesn’t keep you glued to the screen as a video will demand or even a book. Think of it, people can listen to your cast as they go along with their day to day jobs like driving, cleaning, etc.
So why wouldn’t you want to jump on this bandwagon and sell your skills using podcasts?
We have written an in-depth piece on how you could monetize your podcasts on this other page.
Do you know that people are looking to learn certain skills online?
What can you teach people?
Areas you could train people on
- How to Knit
- How to write
- Teach English(VIP KID, education first )
How do you start coaching?
Well, there are platforms that could give you a quick head start.
Here are some of the platforms you could sign up with and begin earning online fast.
- Fiverr(click to view examples)
- English First
You only have to prepare a good presentation of your tutorials through videos or PowerPoint presentations.
You then host your content with these platforms and wait for the money to trickle in.
You, however, have to provide real value that will change people’s lives.
The platforms will deduct a commission from every sale you make. Most of them pay on a monthly basis, while others could pay on a biweekly basis or even instantly.
Make sure your content is pure quality to maintain a good profile and reduces the chances of returns. So many returns will force these platforms to eject you from their service. So, ensure you are good at what you do.
To earn even more, you should host your course on your own blog. This way, you are in full control of your content and earnings. You charge what you want. You can even host live classes on YouTube private groups, YouTube, Skype or have more capability with live class hosting applications.
The challenge of having coaching material on your site will be the marketing aspect. Click here to learn a myriad of ways to gain online traffic fast.
Make sure to allow customer reviews on your product such that you can learn on what to improve. Reviews show that other people are buying your product, these encourage more people to buy.
If you don’t own products for selling online, how about marketing other products for a commission.
That is exactly what affiliate marketing is.
Simply get a merchant who has an affiliate program and signup.
Write content around a product on your blog and add affiliate links to it. The links redirect to the merchant sites.
Drive traffic to your blog, when people click on those affiliate links and purchase from the merchant site, you earn a commission.
Popular places to start
I put this at the end for a reason,
It’s a high-risk online business,
You could lose all your money at one go.
But you could as well earn handsomely with Forex trading. There are people making thousands of dollars online doing Forex trading.
To have a little bit of security for your money and avoid losing big money, take your time to learn tactics and tricks of trading.
So what is Forex trading?
Forex trading involves trading of currencies at a profit.
Currencies for different countries fluctuate from time to time. You could buy currencies at a lower price and sell it later at a higher price.
The fluctuations can happen in minutes or hours. This is actually the quickest way to earn money online if, and only if, you have the requisite skills.
Click here to learn how to do Forex Trading easily.
So there you are, those are some of the ways to make money online fast.
It’s up to you to take action.
If you want to advance your Internet Marketing skills and earn more money while working at home, consider grabbing a copy of Caitlin Pyle ebook – The Work-at-Home Survival Guide
She goes into great lengths on tips to set up your home business and succeed while at it.
She teaches you how to market your business as well as how to protect it, Plus you get to join an engaging private member facebook group where you get further mentorship.
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