There are many ways to making money online. Options wide range from developing your own products to sell online, making money as a blogger, managing an online social community to promote their products, creating a content site on a hot topic – just to name a few. All of these are only various ways to deliver content online. Your first step will be choosing a niche or interest of field, which is the market or topic you are going to focus on.
Speaking of focus, with so many options to make income online – focus is the basic key. You want to choose a niche and a business design, and work on that one project all the way from start to profit. Do not let all the other options distract or derail you from your project.
Once you have decide on a topic or niche, you should sit down and map out a successive plan for your internet business model. What online market are you targeting, and how can you best serve that market? This is the angle you want to start work from, vs the more common: how can I make the most money from this market? (Most people get it backwards and then get frustrated when that doesn’t work out for them)
So you choose a best niche, create a blog/website, set up social media profiles/links in your blog to interact with your target market on the topic or business, and you create and share useful content that will build your reputation and readership in that niche.
How bloggers can Make Money
The absolute easiest way to make money online is with Affiliate Marketing. You don’t have to create a product, set up a shopping cart and merchant account, do customer service, work with clients, etc. It’s very much like a traditional commission-based sales job where you earn commission on any sales you refer. Just as one example, you can promote a web hosting affiliate program and earn commission on every new account sign-up.
The difference is that you’re doing it online, and you can do it from home without ever doing in-person or phone sales. You simply recommend products and/or refer people to specific merchants through the content on your website.
The method I prefer is creating SEO Content, or content that is optimized to rank well in the major search engines. People find it when they are searching for that, click through, and buy what they need or want. This works really well because you write the content once, and it continues to rank well and make money for years to come. As long as you maintain your search engine rankings.
- How can I make 3-4k a month or more?
- What steps will it take to get there?
I know this is stating the obvious, but it should be said:
It takes some little time, work, and being both persistent and consistent. An online business is the same as any other business in that it requires an investment on your part to get it up and running. The positive side of online business is that it takes a lot less time and money than most traditional offline business models.
Do these 10 steps, in this order, to get started:
- Choose Your Niche.
- Register a Top Level Domain Name.
- Set up a Website or Blog with WordPress/Blogger.
- Set up your Social Media accounts on Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter and Pinterest.
- Download and read SEO Fast Start (free).
- Create SEO Content.
- Sign up for Affiliate Programs in your niche.
- Write Product Reviews for those products.
- Get links pointing to your pages or blog posts.
- Continue creating content, getting links & interacting via Social Media.
Once you get all this set up and you’re making money as an Affiliate, you can look at other ways to monetize your site. You might create short reports on your topic to sell, test contextual advertising, or look into even more methods to make money.
Yes it’s work. And yes – it’s worth it!
If you do these steps, and continue to learn & tweak as you go, you’ll start earning money. You can increase your traffic (number of visitors) and your income as you continue to grow and market your website.
It takes time to get to a consistent $3-5K per month in revenue, but you could easily do that within the first year.
If you need any help at all with the steps above, come by the ZulWeb and simply ask. We’d be happy to help you get started!