There are a million and one ways to make money part time. And in this economy who doesn’t need a little extra (or a lot of extra) cash in their pocket! That’s why I’ve decided to start a series of articles where I lay out the pro’s and con’s of different kinds of part time businesses that you can do with a limited up front investment and in your spare time.
When you put an effort into the direction of traffic to your personal sales page (which usually redirects your traffic to either your own product or an affiliate product) you can usually see a very good return on your initial investment. The effort as I mentioned usually requires promotion of the website (or sales page in this case) that you set up to sell your product, article marketing, promotion on social networking sites such as Facebook or Twitter, and also promoting your sales page through the use of paid traffic or classified advertisements online. This is not as hard as it sounds, but it does require some effort on your part. Remember, money doesn’t just fall into our hands from nowhere.
But don’t just limit yourself to Google! Search anywhere people can talk about you– follow me, news sources, forums, social media sites, etc. Making a plan to ensure you control page one of Google’s results and other sites was the most important part of taking control of our online presence and turning our reputation around. If this seems too daunting or you find you don’t have the time manage Google’s first page of results, you may want to hire a reputation manager to help you get this fine tuned like we did.
If you post a lot of comments on a lot of blogs just trying to get links back to your site, and very few, if any, get approved, and the ones that do are by sites that suck…
I’m sure you’re wondering by now how this is done. Well it is really quite simple all you have to do is contact the owners of popular blogs in your niche. For the niches I am involved in I have a long list of blogs that I can contact for guest posting. To look for blogs in your niche search for top blogs on Google or use Stumble Upon. Stumble Upon is great because you can search in your niche and it’s easy to find popular pages with great content and they are often blogs. Start compiling your list of blogs so you can easily find new sites to guest post on.
Writing an eBook is one of the easiest ways of making real money online. The key to writing a successful eBook is to find people who desperately need information then you take the time to do research about the topic and finding a solution to their problem and compiling an eBook. An eBook can be as small as 12 pages and can net as much as $100. The hint to find a client is to analyze your life and find instances where you or someone else close to you could have used information to avert pain or to save you a lot of money, and then a person can find amicable solutions to these situations and compile them in eBooks.
Google AdSense. I told you in the beginning that making money online does not require any recruiting or selling. By simply placing a 2 line code on your blog or website you have the potential to earn daily. This code rotates a series of ads. Every time on of your website visitors clicks on that ad you earn a commission. Google has millions of advertisers so there will never be a shortage of ads to circulate. You can earn hundreds of dollars per day from individuals clicking on the ads on your website. No sale is required in order to receive payment from Google. You can receive .5 or .10 cents per click to up to $50 or even $60 per click depending on the product.
Remember that it is always a long road to build any kind of business and having an online business is the same. This long road can only be travelled one step at a time.