Online Income Ideas
In this post, I have put together some online income ideas for you. You can start creating multiple income streams for yourself today!
Some will only generate a small amount of income and some will be scalable enough to generate multiple figures per month.
I will say, right from the start that these online income ideas all require some work. There is no magic easy button and there is no such thing as something for nothing.
However, the work that you put in right now, as you begin your online income producing journey, is akin to the farmer tilling the soil and planting his crop in the early Spring. He is laying the groundwork for a bountiful harvest in the Fall.
All Summer long, he maintains and nurtures his crop, focusing on the bounty he knows he will recieve in the upcoming harvest season.
So, just to be clear…
…there is no easy button, but with a good burst of learning, planning, executing and then maintaining, you can grow any online income stream you decide on. You can even grow many different businesses online. Talk about security! Multiple income streams – I’ll take some of that!
So, let’s get started sharing a few of these online income ideas!
E-Bay & Amazon – the obvious starters to this list.
Many people get started making money online with E-Bay. I think everyone knows the drill – go to thrift stores, garage sales, and even craigslist and sell what you find for a profit, right? Then you gotta pack it up and ship it to the customer and also take care of any customer complaints. You are your own shipper and customer service department.
But did you know there are people out there making a killing on E-Bay by incorporating Amazon into their business? How do they make money?
Simple. >>>> ARBITRAGE! – BUY LOW>>> SELL HIGH.
Here’s the jist of it – You find the exact products on Amazon that are listed on E-Bay as well.
You sell the exact same item on E-Bay to someone, and as soon as the order payment is recieved, you turn around and purchase that exact same item CHEAPER on Amazon, and send it directly to the customer using your Amazon account. This is not a long term business, but it can be a good income source to use to fund your real business as you get it going.
Sell your talents on Fivrr
So, what talents do you think you can market online? Probably any talent you could possibly have!
Freelance work pays well!
Seriously, you can sell your gig, as they are called on Fivrr for a minimum of $5, and you can upsell that with additions to your original gig. For instance, if your talent is graphic design, you might sell a logo creation service for $5, then upsell any add-ons, like maybe 3-D imaging, the original vector file, etc..
Take a tour around Fivrr.com and see what hidden talents you could pull out of your hat and make money on. You might be surprised 😉 I’ve read many articles written by guys and gals who are kickin it financially online, and a couple handfuls of them have either gotten their start on Fivrr, or have added Fivrr gigs once they learned some new skills.
Do you have any sort of specialized knowledge? If you do, there’s someone out there who wants to learn it and is willing to pay for it. Udemy is a good avenue to take for your first teaching product due to the built in audience (traffic). They do the marketing for you.
You can reach and teach literally millions of students worldwide via the internet’s largest online learning marketplace. Your course can be delivered on any device, at any time using Udemy.
On the flip side of that, if you want to make some really good money, you can invest in creating your own knowledge-based (teaching) product, and market it yourself.
You can earn good money when you create your own personal brand, which is something you will want to do if you plan to go into affiliate and/or network marketing, which we’ll discuss in another post.
For now, I’m mostly showing you breakthrough incomes, meaning incomes that are fairly easy to generate using your own acquired knowledge, a little creativity and your time invested.
Legitimate poll and survey sites
Now, I have not done this before, but I know of people who make decent cash online, getting paid for completing surveys and polls for large companies.
Here is the link I found that gave me a pretty good list of companies who pay you for taking their surveys. I haven’t checked every one of them out yet, so, do some of your own research before you join one, to make sure they are not scammers. Click here for the directory.
Get paid to conduct research for the Search Engines
Here’s something I found for those who love to do research – I know, I don’t understand that kind of freaky, either, but here’s a site for you, if research is your thing. Click here to go their FAQ.
CPA marketing is really simple: you get paid when someone clicks on your affiliate link and completes a specific action.
The “action” can be just about anything, but generally consists of:
- Filling out a form
- Getting an estimate or quote
- Signing up for a free trial
- Buying something
Once a person completes the specific action, you get paid. Like I said, simple.
This is kind of funny, but when I went back to Google to find a link I could place in here for you to learn about CPA Marketing, I found a link to a Udemy site – offering to teach CPA Marketing for $24! Click here for that link.
Create and Sell an E-Book
This one takes some time and effort, possibly even some specialized knowledge, but it can pay off in the end. You will need to write not just to create an E-Book, but to give value. What you put out there must give some kind of value to the reader. If it gives that value, then you can sell it on Clickbank, using their affiliates to sell more copies.
This option also falls into the area of relationship marketing, because you need to connect with a LOT of people to sell your E-Book.
P.S – you can also create a mini E-Book – up to 50 or 60 pages – that can be used as a lead magnet, given away for free so you can build your list, which is your first BEST ASSET! Ask me how!
Create a buying site for your niche
You’ll have to work hard on creating content to attract people and build an email list for your niche, (maybe by using that mini ebook you just wrote – wink, wink) but that’s the case with every idea that can possibly bring in the big dollars. This site can be your own blog or it can be a website built around your E-Book. Either way, you need to learn how to monetize it. Here’s a great place to start your own blog, get it looking professional and monetize it quickly.
You’re going to have to do some initial up-front work to create the basis, and lay a solid foundation, for each of your income streams. There’s no other way to do that except to put in the work. Having the right tools and resources helps.
You need to have a list to sell to, no matter the niche, and a place to sell it to them from (your website, which is your second BEST ASSET).
Design and Sell T-Shirts & Mugs to your super-targeted niche audience.
Here’s another stream that could be fun to work on – design your own t-shirts and mugs to sell online to a specific niche; the more specifically targeted you get on this one, the better.
Consider all the t-shirts and mugs out there with Star Wars characters and quotes on them. You don’t necessarily have to get licensed, the cost would be so high, but you could catch the low-hanging fruit by maybe selling mugs that have creative or funny references to certain characters.
That’s probably not the best example, but I think you get the drift. Get creative and provide what people are passionate to buy.
About creating your own online store;
This particular online stream can be created by using a service like Shopify, which lets you create your own online store.
Shopify is a great place to start your own online store, whether you are filling it with 1,000 different products, or whether you are building your store around just one product. their platform makes it easy to make sales.
I am currently working on my first Shopify store and I am so excited! I’ll be sharing my results once I get rolling. Soon, very soon.
I hope this list got your juices flowing about creating your own, self-generated income online! It’s exciting when you accomplish that goal, after working for others for so many years. I LOVE it!
Find me here online and I’ll answer any questions you have about getting started.
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