So there are many ways to earn money online, as we all know.
Blogging, Online store, Online Directory, Review sites, classified directory sites.
Are there any others ?
And which "model" do each of you suggest to be the most realistic in todays busy life style?
I'm soon to be launching my community website for a community in Cape Town, it has a business directory, forums, blog, future mobile app, social network (maybe), and future classifieds also. I will also be posting anything relevant and happening in our community, as well as safety information. The entire site is designed and dedicated JUST to our community of around 80 - 100 000 (but a big fraction of that are poor squatters).
I'm going to be monetizing it with adspace for businesses on the homepage, as well as paying a subscription for the directory.
My next venture after that is to start an Ecommerce store, I've already made some good connections who will be supplying me stock on consignment at wholesale, and another online store who will be supplying me by dropshipping.
My third goal and online business is to start my blog on Spirituality, the Mind, Body, helping people, inspiring people and telling people about where I have come from, having pulled myself out of a bad drug addiction, depression, all by myself with no outside help or rehab, and also talk about my growing up with bullying (somehow Ill pull this altogether with a theme to Inspire people, Make them Happy, Teach and share spiritual things, meditation etc) And monetize that how? With ads? Create my own meditation course?
I was also overweight for most of my life and now after years of strict discpline lifestyle, stopping drinking, eating healthy, lots of exercising, am muscular and toned.
Depression, Drugs, Weight problems, all the biggest problems in the lives of human beings today - of which I cured myself of all of them, with no help but my mind and willpower.
So this blog will be based on that.
What do you guys think about the above? Any ways / opportunities you more experienced people see I could monetize / focus more to boost the money?
Life at home is a big struggle, I need to make money for myself, my future, and for my family. I wont go into detail but its a sad story. My dads not earning, my moms building herself into heaps of debt because of this, trying to keep us afloat, and thy're both above 60 which should be when you retired. So I need to fast track all of this and make it happen for their sake, and for my future.
Okay I said a bit more than I was planning. But if any of you reading this could take some time to lend your thoughts to share ways I could do it quicker, and more effective, or if you just think I should do something else entirely. (No scams or MLM stuff though please)
PS I'm 24 years old.
Many thanks, From South Africa.