What do you do to make money online?

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Just starting out I find there are a unlimited amount of ways to make a income online, Such as ClickBank, Promoting Affiliating Products,Self-services from your website, Ebay selling, ect. I would just like to get some more insight on what people like to do when it comes to their income online. I am going thru a lot of googling till i find something helpful. Any extra tips and help would be appreciated.
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  • Profile picture of the author brennonhawkins
    Depending on what you decide to get into you could have a huge learning curve especially if you're completely new to internet marketing.

    I'd stay as far away as you can from anything that seems too good to be true because most of the time it leads to some type of MLM.

    If you want to start with true internet marketing look into buying some products related to list building, generating paid and free traffic and maybe copywriting to get you started.

    If you jump right into pure affiliate marketing you probably won't have much luck.

    I hope that helps

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    • Profile picture of the author entreprenelius
      Originally Posted by brennonhawkins View Post

      Depending on what you decide to get into you could have a huge learning curve especially if you're completely new to internet marketing.

      I'd stay as far away as you can from anything that seems too good to be true because most of the time it leads to some type of MLM.

      If you want to start with true internet marketing look into buying some products related to list building, generating paid and free traffic and maybe copywriting to get you started.

      If you jump right into pure affiliate marketing you probably won't have much luck.

      I hope that helps

      -Brennon
      Is there anything you would personally consider to start with while growing into the learning curve to the point where you're not losing motivation really quick due to nothing really changing within months of starting?
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      • Profile picture of the author brennonhawkins
        Focus on building your list and while you do that learn how to master the art of creating authority and e-mail marketing.

        Many subscribers won't buy from you right away which is something I'm sure you already know but seeing the number of your list grow should give you enough confidence to keep going at it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    We'd be all day if I answered this question. Instead of giving you fish, I'll teach you how to fish.

    1. Scour the web for moneymaking systems.
    2. Decide which ones you have the ability to do.
    3. Decide which ones you would want to do.
    4. Dig deeper and discover if the systems are actually working.
    5. Isolate the systems with the best long-term potential that can eventually be outsourced.
    6. Choose one system.
    7. Put together a complete plan.
    8. Review the plan for any problems.
    9. Take action.

    Rinse, repeat.

    Some of the information you'll find for free. Some, the high-level stuff, will be locked up and you'll have to buy.

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  • Profile picture of the author turboshandy
    What sort of skills do you have? Personally, I try to make use of various freelancing websites. There are many, and if you're good at what you do (writing, web design, SEO services, anything), you could make quite a bit of cash online.
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    • Profile picture of the author Peter Lee
      This is not something where anyone of us can suggest you do...you succeed...you build a successful IM business. You should do some research in this forum to see what aspects of IM interest you based on your skills and your knowledge. Then try it out to see if it works for you. Focus on it without any distractions, without the shiny object syndrome. Then if you find some measure of success, rinse and repeat it.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamescanz
    Originally Posted by entreprenelius View Post

    Just starting out I find there are a unlimited amount of ways to make a income online
    There's a million ways to make a million dollars

    Originally Posted by entreprenelius View Post

    I would just like to get some more insight on what people like to do when it comes to their income online.
    I would recommend what you are passionate about doing...

    Combined with what can be made profitable.
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  • Profile picture of the author QueenMelanie
    every method that you read about here is real and working, it just depends on your skills and interests as to what will work for you.. for example if I make a killing on ebay selling, that doesn't mean the same will necessarily happen to you
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  • Profile picture of the author TheProductReviewGuy
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    I have 25 niche sites that generate me enough money each month to live comfortably off as well an email list full of buyers. These 2 alone are enough for me but I have many other multiple streams of income that make me up to $10k a month.
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    • Profile picture of the author selectedhomie
      Originally Posted by TheProductReviewGuy View Post

      I have 25 niche sites that generate me enough money each month to live comfortably off as well an email list full of buyers. These 2 alone are enough for me but I have many other multiple streams of income that make me up to $10k a month.
      Nice.

      I've been wondering and trying to figure out how to find really profitable niches. Then all of a sudden I accidentally find one, only to find out it is already exrtremely crowded. Haven't really had too much luck in that department.

      Any tips on how to find good niches?
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  • Profile picture of the author jcolon
    You're right there are many ways to earn online but you don't want to overwhelm yourself to start out.
    This might help you out a bit, I hope.

    - Build up a following (email list, subscribers, followers, friends etc..)

    - Find an offer or product to offer or sell. (Make sure it will convert, how will you know? Did it convert
    or entice you to learn more? That's how you know! If you hate it don't offer or try to sell it. If you love it then go for it.

    - Action plan (put that offer or product in front of your following)

    Consistency and taking action is the key!!!!


    Hope this helped Good Luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author TheProductReviewGuy
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      Originally Posted by jcolon View Post

      You're right there are many ways to earn online but you don't want to overwhelm yourself to start out.
      This might help you out a bit, I hope.

      - Build up a following (email list, subscribers, followers, friends etc..)

      - Find an offer or product to offer or sell. (Make sure it will convert, how will you know? Did it convert
      or entice you to learn more? That's how you know! If you hate it don't offer or try to sell it. If you love it then go for it.

      - Action plan (put that offer or product in front of your following)

      Consistency and taking action is the key!!!!


      Hope this helped Good Luck!
      What many people don't know is that in order to build a list, you'll need a minimum of $500. This involves getting a squeeze page, split testing different ones to see which converts better, and getting high quality traffic to the page.

      If you don't want to spend thousands to build your list, then the best way is to build the list up to 500 subscribers and then start doing ad swaps with other email lists with similar size lists. This means you'll be able to build a list for free once you gain the momentum.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by TheProductReviewGuy View Post

    What many people don't know is that in order to build a list, you'll need a minimum of $500.
    I'm really glad nobody told me that before I started. I didn't have (and certainly didn't need!) anything like that, to do it professionally; that might just have put me off.

    Originally Posted by entreprenelius View Post

    What do you do to make money online?
    I do this. (That whole thread may interest/help you, too.) Have been doing it for over 6 years, have been very lucky with it, and it's been very good to me.

    Good luck!

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  • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
    Here is one that works, but it requires some time and effort. Some offline work is also required..I go to a local Home Improvement store on weekends and look for clearance items and returns. ( Besides my normal purchases)

    These products are heavily discounted. You have to be very careful what to purchase. Not everything is a bargain or some products don't sell at all. I like to look at fixtures in boxes that are easy to ship.

    Once I find something that I like, I pay for the product and bring it home. Later on I will log on to Amazon.com to list the product in my sellers account. Amazon allows you to enter the bar code numbers and it will match the product to others that are listed on Amazon. If a decent profit is available it is time to list the product. If the product moves quickly Amazon will send you a note to ship the item. Take the product to the Post office and ship it right away. 30 days later Amazon deposits the money in a checking account.


    Their is more involved to this method but it works. You will not be leaving your day job but there are some decent profits in it. Amazon is advertising for you and it makes money online. Hopefully that helps answer your question.
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  • Profile picture of the author kcbowman
    I'm a member of a cpa network calle maxbounty. I have a bunch of display network campaigns on google that target relationship niches.
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  • Profile picture of the author gamestoenjoy
    I have a successful game site with hot games.
    I get 5,000 visits per day, and I earn from the ads located on site.
    This is a great way for me to earn money as I love games
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  • Profile picture of the author Trey Morgan
    I think one of the best ways for a newbie to get started is with YouTube video marketing combined with affiliate marketing. All you need is a domain, hosting, and autoresponder and you can get started right away.
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  • Profile picture of the author kcbowman
    Look for a niche that is really crowded then find a niche inside of that niche, and market that to people who are always looking for the latest and greatest thing in that niche. In the purple cow, they call these folks the sneezers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Fuentes
    Entreprenelius,

    What we do to make money online is generate B2B leads and close good contracts for our brick and mortar company; and

    There are lots of creative ways to make money online. Here are some of them:

    1. Highest 2014 Youtube Earner -- This video author earned almost $5M last year from ad revenues...

    Decent Concept = Create videos where you open and demonstrate Disney toys. Or, create videos about other things with commercial value that thousands upon thousands of people want to watch and are searching for in Youtube and in Google and are sharing and talking about in various heavily trafficked social networks. Sign up as a Youtube partner. Upload your videos. Optimize your videos for human viewers and for organic Youtube and SE traffic. Promote your Youtube channel in social networks. Test out paid Youtube advertising, Facebook advertising, Google Adwords, Bing advertising, private ad banner / text ad / advert / mailing list ad placement and PR distribution campaigns. Here are the stats of this video author:

    Total Subscribers: 3,213,200
    Monthly Views: 379,932,270
    Estimated Annual Earnings: 4,860,207.60 USD

    2. eBay, CL and other heavily trafficked classified ad sites -- Buy low. Sell high. That's it...

    3. Offer telecommuting / remote services in online places where service buyers go to, well, buy services. These can be services that are required by Webmasters, online business owners, Web design / SEO providers, technology development businesses, Web property managers / marketing managers of companies and so on -- Self-explanatory...

    There are many other ways, such as affiliate marketing, creating and selling your own digital products like software products and mobile apps, generating leads for local companies and businesses, flipping websites, flipping domains and so on...
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  • Profile picture of the author N4PGW
    My best advice is to find something you are interested in, find a helpful marketer who can be your mentor, leave everybody and everything else alone and take all the action your mentor tells you to take. Do that with even a mediocre mentor and you will succeed. Just don't expect to make thousands of dollars your first month. Only 1 in 1000 and liars make 5000 their first month. Don't think you are the special 1.

    You have read, you asked for help, now take action.
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  • Profile picture of the author Winning34
    I have a YouTube channel and I earn $ through advertising.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I sell ebooks. Great lifestyle to me. Honestly affiliate marketing seems like an easier "lifestyle business"... but i feel like i have more control with my own ebooks. I do alot of paid advertising. Very little free marketing these days. I just make sure i update my content channels everyday.
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  • Profile picture of the author User-Name
    It is important to find one thing you are good at or would like to do.
    No use flying off on tangents moving from blogging to youtube to email marketing.

    I do seo
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  • Profile picture of the author arindamb
    The truth is "more insight" is going to leave you more confused. Stick to a few things and make bank. BTW I just saw a thread here that pointed to an article (Washington Post) on how to make $13k/year donating poop!!
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  • Profile picture of the author PriyankaMehta
    Well, First you have to decide what kind of business you are planning to start. If you move further for getting the huge profit, then I would like to suggest you for eCommerce business and affiliate business. It is the best way by which you can earn huge money in lesser time. Apart from this, you can also prefer the freelancing.
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesBrolin
    Pick a niche with a strong passion and build a list within that niche by giving away FREE helpful information to built trust and credibility. Once they know who you are, they will start buying from you
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  • Profile picture of the author SEO-webdesign
    I'm getting back into internet marketing, but using programs that have a low cost with immediate payback. I just started with a fresh new one that costed me only $10 (1 time fee), & gives out 100% returns. Got my $10 back and already made $50, in 1 week's time.
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  • Profile picture of the author rkp2014
    Well, here is my method. Build a list of hungry subscriber in your niche by giving away free things, then start building healthy relationship with ur list by sending them regular updates in that niche. Don't always try to sell, rather give value. By this way you can increase your crdibility in their eyes then sell to that list
    . Thats it. Afterall the miney is in the List.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    I sell digital products via simple sales funnels. Both my own and affiliate products.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lightlysalted
    For me I find promoting affiliate programs works best. I've tried many other options but this one is tried and tested and works well IMO.
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  • Profile picture of the author ejiro
    I think mobile marketing is the easiest and it is simple. all you need is an auto-responder, 10$ and a hot niche with lots of products. E.g one from clickbank
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  • Profile picture of the author Cris Cato
    You're right, there are a million ways to make money online. You're in the right place to ask questions so everyone here will pretty much help you out. Start researching the different ways you can create income and choose the ones you feel comfortable with and know you will be able to follow through with it until you start having success with it then, if possible, scale it up.

    Don't get into the habit of trying different systems all at once, you will only get frustrated and confused. I know I was in the beginning! Stick to one system and master it. Once you find success in it, simply rinse and repeat.
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  • Profile picture of the author LimitlessTraffic
    There's so many different ways to make money online is ridiculous.

    But is it easy? Nope, it takes a lot of time learning and implementing.

    My best advice is to stick to a method of choice and master it. It is really easy to steer in all sorts of directions and get distracted.

    The faster you master a skill, the more you'll starting earning.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesperez
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    I am not interested to do affiliate programs, So I do some small freelancing jobs to earn something from internet !
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Great thing with IM is you can take one Approach or business model , master and master it so well that it is the only tool you will ever need to earn a full time Living..


      But I do think it is only prudent after awhile to adopt a couple of models to master and to have as backups.



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  • Profile picture of the author carlamae
    I do a variety of things, but always some affiliate and email marketing. I'm also developing my own products now.
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  • Profile picture of the author astral walker
    Originally Posted by entreprenelius View Post

    Just starting out I find there are a unlimited amount of ways to make a income online, Such as ClickBank, Promoting Affiliating Products,Self-services from your website, Ebay selling, ect. I would just like to get some more insight on what people like to do when it comes to their income online. I am going thru a lot of googling till i find something helpful. Any extra tips and help would be appreciated.
    I earn money via different channels. Logo design service and promoting hosting affiliate program works for me,
    • Logo Design Service
    • Blogging
    • Sponsored posts
    • Amazon affiliate
    • Promoting Hosting Affiliate Program

    Hosting affiliate programs are the best in my opinion. You get good commission for every sale.
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  • Profile picture of the author CyberHaggis
    Hello,
    Now I'm busy with freelancing and doing social media marketing.
    I'm a social media marketing expert to do SMM, SEM for websites to make promotion.
    Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheZafraGroup
    It's all about traffic generation and list building. I focus on content creation like blogging and shooting videos and I do paid ads every now and then like FB PPC and solo ads. It's really about consistency and effort. If you really want it bad, you're gonna get it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nirali
    Affiliate marketing works well for me.. you will get some good results upon hardwork...
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  • Profile picture of the author jasondinner
    I make money selling how I made money selling how to make money selling how to make money products to people wanting to learn how to make money online...

    Just kidding... but people really do make money that way.
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  • Profile picture of the author amuro
    Originally Posted by entreprenelius View Post

    Just starting out I find there are a unlimited amount of ways to make a income online, Such as ClickBank, Promoting Affiliating Products,Self-services from your website, Ebay selling, ect. I would just like to get some more insight on what people like to do when it comes to their income online. I am going thru a lot of googling till i find something helpful. Any extra tips and help would be appreciated.


    I will post ads to classified sites like Craiglist, Gumtree, USA Free Ads as well as Google Adwords and Facebook.

    You might find it hard to believe what I am about to say. But posting ads especially to classified sites is what makes me my first $ when I got started in 2008.

    I simply send the visitors straight to the salespage.

    Back then I did not even know how to build websites or what list building is. I only got to master those when I decided to do IM full time 2 years later.

    Though list building and email marketing are the still best strategies, it could do you more harm if you are a complete newbie who does not know how to set up squeeze pages, autoresponder or write content that converts readers into customers in both squeeze pages and emails.

    So posting ads is the best way to get started.

    Of course if you are not camera or video shy, you can set up a Youtube channel and post a series of videos whereby people can see you talking in person or doing powerpoint presentations.
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  • Profile picture of the author SandraGenJobs
    When you put yourself into the right mindset, everything job related you do can get you money. I work as a freelancer on sites like oDesk and Elance and so far it has been a success.
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  • Profile picture of the author TeKn1qu3z
    there is a lot of ways to earn money online, like doing some articles, selling or agent by commission basis, virtual assistant and etc. But the number one thing is you need to know what is your forte so that it is easy for you to handle on it. good luck buddy!!
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  • Profile picture of the author maxsi
    Stick to 1 - 2 businesses and stop (1 is th best), do not manage multiple resources or you will lose FOCUS and money
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  • Profile picture of the author Slade556
    Making money online is indeed doable in so many ways.
    The first thing to do, if you're thinking about making this step, is to stay away from fishy, scammy, too good to be true offers (like, paid surveys or stuff like that).
    Once you eliminate these "methods", start thinking about what skills you have. You can do pretty much anything, you already listed a few good examples of ways to make money online. Now you just have to pick one that you think you're good at or the one thing you think you'll be quickly able to learn more about.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Trujillo
    The first thing you need to do to learn to make money online is to study somebody that has done what you would like to do, somebody that can offer a step by step guide to show you how. Then my suggestion is to take consistent action every day. Study what niche you would like to venture off to and make sure it's a hungry evergreen niche. Always focus on building your list of prospects and delivering massive value and solutions to your prospects.
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  • Profile picture of the author martinmarketing
    the best thing is to start affiliate marketing, when you become more experienced you can start to undertake the journey alone, but the road is long and difficult, I recommend to start to trust someone really competent .. then the profit will come
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  • Profile picture of the author zdebx
    If I was in your shoes, I would just do ANYTHING. You need to do something, make mistakes and learn from them.

    Don't just sit around over-analyzing things, because no matter how much plan your steps, you WILL fail anyway, as there's no other way around it.

    The basic formula is to create valuable content, attract readers to your website/blog via social media/forums and then monetize it.
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