13 Mar 3 (Legit) Ways You Can Start Making Money Online
Deciding to make money online has been one of the best decisions of my life.
I love how I can work from anywhere and all the options it offers, but I’m not going to lie – it sucks in the beginning.
I’m still trying to figure out why it sucks so bad, but I think most of it boils down to bad information and an unknown environment.
We’re used to industrial-era information that tells us we need to go to college, get a job, and die there… until we’ve saved up enough money to retire.
Now that sounds terrible, so here’s 3 ways you can use – to blaze a different trail:
When I first started working online, I really didn’t know what freelancing was. To be honest, I’m not sure if I’d even heard the term before.
But now I realize how common it actually is, because it’s just doing contract work for other companies – also known as a subcontractor.
And it really expands out to any area. From Virtual Assistant to Web Designer, there’s something for everybody.
So what’s the catch?
This usually forces people into lowering their prices just so they can compete, and I’m here to tell you that that’s a TERRIBLE idea.
Not only will you enter a terrible rat race, but you’ll also take on unfavorable clients.
But don’t worry, there is a way to avoid this.
Take Danny’s course at Freelancetowin.com. No, I don’t get any commission for that – I just love it that much.
I’ve personally taken Danny’s course and I’ve referred it to all of my friends, and I still haven’t heard any complaints….
Which doesn’t surprise me, because the course is simply amazing.
Danny has spent years figuring out exactly what you need to to get jobs on Upwork, and he does that with jobs that pay above $100/HR!
That’s right, over $100 per hour – and his course will do the same for you.
Again, I highly recommend freelancing as a starting point for everybody. It helps you get your money up and also let’s you learn along the way.
And if you do decide to take this route, I highly advise checking out Freelancetowin.com before you do.
Even if you don’t take the course, he has some free information that’ll help.
Alright, on to the product sales – Private Labeling.
This was another area that I’d never heard of, and once I did – I really became fascinated with it.
I loved the simplicity of it and really liked the idea of creating an automated source of income.
That was enough for me to dive right in, and even though I did like the experience – Private labeling just wasn’t for me.
Well, if you’re not familiar with Private Labeling – it’s simply putting your label on a generic brand…then selling it online (likely Amazon).
The generic brand can come from any manufacturer, but Alibaba.com is a great place to start.
You can also use Amazon FBA, a drop shipping service that has Amazon handle all shipping and customer requests for you.
Of course, that comes with a fee – but it’s worth it… if used properly.
Soooo, where’s the bad part? There really isn’t one, it just wasn’t for me.
I made a little bit of money off selling beard oil, but when it came down to it – I wasn’t getting excited about it. So I decided to stop this source of income after a short amount of time.
But that doesn’t mean it isn’t for you. And if this is something that interests you, here’s what I would do:
- Go to Udemy.com and take a course on it. Most of their courses are $15 and you can get a lot of useful information. Even though the process seems easy, there’s still some areas to figure out – and a Udemy course could take care of all that for you
- Pick a product that you use. Another common mistake that I see is entrepreneurs focusing on profit, not product. I don’t care how profitable that face cream is, if you don’t understand it and/or actually use it – it’s going to be hard to sell.
- Go to Alibaba.com and start searching for your products. Ask manufacturers if you can get a sample sent to you.
- Once you have your supplier, look into a drop shipping service. Amazon FBA seems to be the most popular.
- Find a way to send traffic to your product. This can be done with paid advertising (highly advise Facebook) and/or a blog that refers readers to your product. Facebook advertising is the best way to start, but you’ll want something like a blog for sustained growth.
Build Your Own Product
Last, but certainly not least – building your own product.
This route was always the one that intrigued me the most, but it also scared me the most.
Every time I started to build my own product, I’d instantly talk myself out of it…
Asking myself things like…”Why would people buy from me?” or “Who do I think I am? Why could I create a course?”
But then I realized this was normal, I think everybody goes through this stage. And now, that scares me – because I’ve realized how much useful information stays “hidden” because of it.
As Ramit Sethi says best, everybody has something they could teach others.
Want an example?
Okay, how about a young person teaching an older entrepreneur how to use Social Media? It’s something that comes natural to us, but older entrepreneurs are still trying to figure it out.
How about teaching Spanish online? There’s plenty of demand for that, and if you can explain Spanish in an easy-to-learn way – then well, I bet you’d be able to sell your product.
But just because it seems easy, don’t think it’s a 2-day project. It took me many months to overcome all of the mental barriers that come with building your own product, and I couldn’t of done it without a few Ramit Sethi products.
CTA was helpful as it taught me how to sell online, and Success Triggers was helpful because it helped get over the mental barriers…
BUT, if I was you – I’d look into his Zero-to-Launch course. Again, I didn’t take this course – but I know a lot of people who have…and they’ve seen amazing results.
Ramit also gives a generous guarantee period, but if I had the quality of his products – I’d be that confident too.
In other words, if you’re looking to sell your own product – I HIGHLY RECOMMEND a Ramit Sethi course.
Making Money on the Digital Platform…
And that’s the 3 best ways to make money online. Again, it’s not easy – but it is possible.
I think the hardest part is overcoming the mental challenges that come with working online. We’ve always known these types of income to be “fake” or “scams”, but as you’ll quickly learn – that’s just not true.
I think it’s inevitable that this platform is only going to become more and more popular as time goes on, so you might as well get your piece of the pie now – and here’s a recap of helpful resources to get you started.
- Freelancetowin.com (learn how to make money on Upwork.com)
- Udemy.com (Great place to learn about Private Labeling)
- Growthlab.com (My favorite website, and my favorite instructor – Ramit Sethi. I’ve even recommended his products to my own mother, that’s how strongly I feel about them)
And if any of your methods include blogging, then here’s a great resource to help you get started: