There are more ways to make real money online than you can shake a stylus at. And there are plenty of people supposedly telling you how to get rich. They’ll happily take your money without offering you anything of real value in return. So how do you tell the difference?
Are you looking for ways to make real money online? What have you found?
Have you seen the sites that tell you to fill in surveys, clip coupons and surf the web to make money?
There’s money to be made there for sure, but the only people really making money there are the people who OWN those sites, not the ones following their advice.
You’ve probably seen sites where you can pay thousands of dollars for an online course which teaches you how to make and sell…. online courses, or maybe become a “six figure consultant”.
Will you get rich following their advice?
Again, the people who really get rich are the ones who own those sites.
There is a huge amount of money to made selling online courses, it’s the way that education’s evolving. But be aware that the results and testimonials you see on these sites are always from the exceptional few.
So where’s the real money online?
Making money online is all about sales. It doesn’t matter if it’s a product, a service or your own skills – it’s all selling.
Doesn’t matter if it’s a commission, subscription or a straight one-off sale – it all has to be sold.
If you want to get money, someone, somewhere has to decide it’s worth paying for something. If you want to make real money online, it’s no different, you just scale it up. So how does it work? Here’s a few ideas:
Affiliate sales or, simply, recommending products is HUGE and there’s definitely real money to be made here, This is especially true with the ever expanding influence of social media.
Given the constantly evolving nature of social networks and the way we use the web, the best methods will continue to change with time – that’s always been true.
But getting paid a commission for recommending that other people buy a product or service is something that’s not going away anytime soon, if ever.
Where’s the big money?
The biggest money in affiliate sales is earned by the people who create, or own, the products or services. If you want to make real money online with affiliate sales, get yourself on the other side of the equation.
You can make good money recommending that people buy things from Amazon – or you can BE Amazon, have millions of people selling for you and own 43% of the world’s online sales.
Sell stuff online
With online sale set to reach $4 TRILLION by the year 2020, you only need a tiny slice of that pie to become fabulously wealthy.
The difference between this and affiliate sales is that here you typically take a lot more responsibility for the product or service, and the customer service to back it up.
By being the seller, rather than just the marketer, you get to keep a much larger share of the profit.
You can create and sell your own goods, whether physical or digital. You can source and supply things that other people make, maybe locally or perhaps by importing.
If you don’t actually want to handle any goods yourself then Drop-shipping is a good halfway house between affiliate sales and selling your own products.
The world of ecommerce is constantly evolving, driven by giants like Amazon who can afford to experiment on a massive scale. But Amazon are in for the long haul and you can be sure that, whatever it may look like in the future, selling online is here to stay.
Where’s the big money?
The big money is in the numbers. You can have the best products in the world, but if nobody sees them, nobody’s going to buy.
You need to know marketing, or hire someone who does.
Have a good enough product, get thousands, or millions, of people looking at it, and there’s serious money to be made in almost any area you can think of.
For most people, freelancing, otherwise known as selling your skills or services direct to a client, is the quickest, cheapest and easiest way to first make real money online.
Whatever skills you have, or choose to learn, there will always be people who will happily pay you to use them.
If you work as a builder, plumber or car mechanic, unless you’re at the very top of your game, you’re stuck with working locally. You have to be physically in the same place as the people you’re working for.
When you freelance your skills online, the WORLD is your marketplace.
Unlike in most jobs, you take responsibility for finding and looking after your clients. Very unlike a job is that you get to keep 100% of the profits. You’re making money for yourself, not your boss or some huge corporation.
Where’s the big money?
The way you make more money as a freelancer is to charge more. And you get to charge more when you become an expert in your field.
Learn everything you can, gain all the experience you can, and practice.
As you become better you can increase your rates. When you get really good you no longer have to go looking for clients, they will come to you.
When you get REALLY really good, clients will come to you and they’ll pay whatever you ask!
The ultimate freedom, perhaps, is having your own business which allows you to travel anywhere in the world, whenever you want, whilst get paid whether you work or not.
And not everyone is prepared to put in the work required to build a business like that.
What sort of freedom do you want?
Having a job is not always a bad thing.
Having to sit in traffic for an hour, twice a day, is always going to be bad. Spending 8 hours sitting in a cubicle every day is always going to be bad. And having to keep to the company’s office hours may not work well for you either.
Remote work, or telecommuting, is on the increase, with forward thinking companies allowing their staff to work from home or, in some cases, from anywhere in the world.
If the freedom to work where and when you want, without being tied to someone else’s office, is a priority for you, consider a remote working position.
Where’s the big money?
Because it’s a job, this one isn’t so much about the big money; that will depend entirely on the kind of job you’re doing. The big win here is time freedom and flexibility.
Truly enlightened companies will allow you to work as many or as few hours as you need, as long as you get the work done. No more sitting in your cubicle with nothing to do but try to look busy until you’re allowed to go home!
The bottom line – Yes, you can make real money online
At some point people will stop talking about “making money online” and treating online business as though it’s a strange, new idea to be viewed with suspicion.
They’ll just call it starting a business, or being entrepreneurial.
Perhaps, at about the same time, they’ll also start seeing “having a good job” as the outdated, restrictive, raw deal that it really is.
You won’t be a millionaire by next Tuesday unless you win the lotto, but there’s money to be made online – real money. If you build an online business the right way there’s freedom too.
You want to make real money online?
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