Make Money Online

The world is your marketplace when you set up an Internet business. With the right idea and the right products you can make money online day and night.

Making money from the internet is not just something ‘techie people’ do. From affiliate marketing to email to publishing, you can do it too.

There are quick ways to make money online and slightly slower ways to make money online. The quick ways involve using someone else’s website and audience to sell your product for you. The best examples of using someone else’s website to make money online are eBay and Gumtree. Getting set up on these websites is a no-brainer. They have built the site. They have assembled your ‘prospects’ or potential customers for you. They take the money and (once they’ve taken their cut) deposit it into your bank account. Making money on eBay and Gumtree are by far the easiest and quickest ways to make money online.

But there are other online business ideas out there. These involve more work on your part, but the potential to make money is much greater. For example, you could become an online publisher of eBooks, reports or newsletters. This is an incredibly good and potentially lucrative online business model. To do this you need to build a list of potential buyers, write to them with your ideas on a particular niche or specialism; then sell your eBook, report or newsletter to that list of interested people. You can sell a report, eBook or newsletter as many times as you like – you’ll never run out of stock.

You could also build a website or blog that you sell your reports from – and you can sell other people’s related products and take a cut of the sale. This is called ‘joint venture’ publishing or affiliate marketing. This is an extremely effective way to build an online community of interested people and then sell them useful ideas or practical solutions to a problem that they have. Your job is to find a ‘niche’ subject that people will want to know more about. (Preferably in an area with limited or no competition). This will help you make more money online.

You’ll be pleased to hear that, if you want to make money online, you don’t have to be a tech-wizard. That being said, there are technical considerations to bear in mind. How do you set up a website? How do you send one email to thousands of people? How do you take money? How do you find products to promote or sell to your ‘list’? Where do you find supporting content to put on your website? How can you get your website or email seen by people who might be interested in what you have to say?

In The Escapologist, we’ll help you figure out all of these problems so you can start to make money online this year… maybe enough so that you can quit your job and become a full-time Internet entrepreneur.

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