What's the easiest way to make money online besides courses?

by bm2
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Hello,

Which of the following is the easiest and has the highest chance of success? If I were to choose between CPA, affiliate marketing, dropshipping and amazon FBA, or an e-commerce website, which of these would require the least amount of capital and be the easiest to implement and have the highest chance of success? The most important criteria are:

1. The highest chance of success
2. The easiest to implement
3. The least amount of capital
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  • Profile picture of the author Tenzho
    Affiliate Marketing

    I made my first money online selling other people's product.
    No capital required if you use blogspot, wordpress or googlesite.
    Traffic is always a problem, so the easier way is to target recently launched products.
    Rank on Google using the product's name.
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    • Profile picture of the author el mehdi azhar
      Hi there what do you think is better to start making money online. builda blog with WP and make moeny from adsens or open a shopify store????.PS: I want to start a business in which I can make extra money and after that build a big profesionnel ecommerce store.Please I need advices.
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      • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
        Self-hosted WP blog for sure. This helps you add a Shopify store as an income stream and also positions you well for your big pro ecommerce store.

        Folks will see you as an authority through your blogging efforts, helping you sell more products through your store and any online income streams you add to your blog.

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    • Profile picture of the author Nick504
      How can I rank my blog in Google to boast my traffic.
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      • Profile picture of the author bm2
        With good quality content
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      • Profile picture of the author sarthakk
        With good quality and relevant content that is actually useful to the visitors.
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    • Profile picture of the author salegurus
      Originally Posted by seomental View Post

      it is easy to rank in google ,you will get instant traffic and sales.
      Really! So i guess you can rank any keyword to #1 in the serps easily....
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
    Originally Posted by bm2 View Post

    Hello,

    Wich of the following is the easiest and has the highest chance of success? If i were to choose between CPA, Affiliate marketing, Dropshipping and amazon FBA, or an e-commerce website. wich of these would require the least amount of capital be the easiest to implement and have the highest chance for success. The most important criteria`s are the
    1.highest chance of success,
    2.easy to implement
    3.and least amount of capital
    The most critical factor is you. And as you don't seem to know what you want to do at this stage (in another thread, you're going to start a marketing consultancy), I'd have to be blunt and say the chances of success look pretty slim.

    Rather than looking for the easiest option, perhaps you should take a step back and think about what you could do that would bring value to an existing market.
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    • Profile picture of the author bm2
      I can`t start consulting because i don`t have a lot of work with companies. So im looking at other options
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      • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
        B, all successful consultants I know had zero contacts before they were consultants. They made the contacts, through networking

        You can build a successful biz from scratch. Lots of folks do it. It does take work though. Roll up them sleeves. Let's dive in.

        If you definitely want other options through peep my post above.

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  • Profile picture of the author dana67
    The easiest option that has the highest chance of success could vary from one person to another. It may depend on things like your skills, interests, prior experience, and motivation.

    If I had to choose one, I'd vote for affiliate marketing though.
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    Create or procure a product or service that people want need or desire, market and sell this product or service. There you go, really simple

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  • Profile picture of the author fratt55
    Heythere

    the easiest way to make money online is affiliate marketing..
    all you need is traffic.. learn to generate both free and paid traffic when necessary and you'll make a fortune

    you see traffic is having as many eyes out there to see your offer..

    to get free products for sale just sign up with clickbank or any of the other affiliate companies out there

    the cost of runnng this business is almost zero

    compare this business with any of the other businesses out there ....you cant go wrong with zero operaring cost..
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    • Profile picture of the author bm2
      A landing page costs 1500$ . Then ad intelligence and a cloacker another 1k and thats without any traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter Lee
    To be honest I have given up completely all forms of Internet Marketing relating to SEO, and anything that requires being dependent on Google Traffic to survive an online business. I am into a different, less known but more profitable online business-revenue sharing. Earned $161K in the last 13 months. I now teach others how to do it - for free.
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    • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
      Originally Posted by Peter Lee View Post

      I have given up completely all forms of Internet Marketing relating to SEO, and anything that requires being dependent on Google Traffic to survive
      Did that a few years ago. One of the best business moves I ever made.

      A landing page costs 1500$ .
      I don't know which world you live in...but here, in reality, I would build landing pages all day for $1500 each if I could find enough suckers willing to pay ridiculous prices for simple to produce web pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    The way is not easy B But money does flow in more easily if you are clear on the way.

    Example; you will see varying opinions below on streams, and level of ease. Why the difference? Different people have varying levels of clarity with their online income. Some sell courses easily. Others sell more easily on Amazon. All about their level of clarity around the income streams. Or their energy. Which depends totally on the individual.

    What you get clear on and believe will be successful for you, will be successful for you. Ditto on implementation. Ditto on least amount of capital.

    Amazon could satiate that, but a problem exists. A fear problem. If you want things easily and without making any real investment, you fear running out of money or, you fear that you are not making enough money. Impatience sets in. You are in trouble. Because bringing this impatient energy to your work all but ensures you will struggle like heck to MMO, or, that you will make some money but always be terrified that you're going to lose it. Not the best way to build your IM career.

    Being honest - to help ya of course - is the starting point for building a successful online career. From the money-making angle.

    Ask yourself: "Why do I want to become successful with making money online, easily, with minimal investment?"

    The answer may sting but fear is almost always the driver. Greed comes in a close second.

    If you want to become successful fast - which means little energy/work investment - and if you don't want to invest a lot of capital, you want something for nothing. That does not exist online.

    Here's a different tact: ask yourself what you most love doing in life. What feels fun to you? Monetize it. In some way, shape or form, you can create courses or heck, you can write eBooks and self-publish on Amazon on anything under the sun, You can consult or coach. You can freelance.

    Because FBA or CPA does not make you money. Think of the streams as tools. Like a hammer. A hammer is a hammer. Sits their motionless. Inanimate. The carpenter who knows how to use the hammer makes it sing. The person who believes a hammer in and of itself will magically up and hammer nails into walls will be really disappointed.

    I'd focus heavily on what you love doing then sift through Warrior. Find ways to monetize your passion. You may be able to do so through the above streams.

    I did see a Wordpress mention or 2 below. I'm on board with that. No quick or easy way exists to build a money-making Wordpress blog but if you want long term, substantial wealth, and to build a freeing lifestyle through making money online, you can do so by blogging on your passion, via buying your domain and hosting, and adding income streams to your blog while you help folks through your blog posts.

    But follow your passion, not profits, and things will come together nicely for you. You will also enjoy the journey - and your work - more too.

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  • Profile picture of the author katherinwatsonjr
    join some affiliate programs. it is stable and it is a long term thing.
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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    I have been promoting PPL (pay per lead...lead generation) offers for over 16 years.

    The reason is simply because there is no credit card / purchase required to complete an offer. All a user has to do is fill out a form, so conversion rates are typically much higher compared to offers that require a sale to be made.

    I favor offers that have a make, get or save money benefit to them, as they have overall worked the best. They also tend to have the greatest mass appeal (will be of interest to a large general audience), so the potential exists to produce high volume and they are fairly easy to cross promote on the back-end.

    Some of the verticals I have done extremely well with are: education, insurance, loans, debt, credit, mortgage, assistance, discount offers, homeowner offers, etc...

    The bulk of the offers that I promote pay around $20-$40 per lead, but there are others that pay more and less. However, you don't want to get caught up solely on what an offer pays because how well it converts is just as important. For example, if you have an offer that pays $9, but if it converts at 2X or more of a $20 offer, then it will perform about the same and possibly better. At the same time, if you have an offer that pays $90 and it converts poorly, it may not even be worth promoting.

    Everything I promote is about mass appeal and the path of least resistance to generating conversions / $$$. It is far easier to get someone fill out a short form than to get them to pull out their credit card and make a purchase. So why struggle with trying to sell this or that, when you can provide free information that users want/need and get paid well doing it.

    The online lead generation is a multi-billion dollar industry. Done right it can be far more profitable than many imagine. Everyone that I know that is in the business and knows what they are doing, for the most part, does 6-7 figures. While that's a huge range, much comes to one's ability to scale and effectively build / manage the infrastructure needed to scale.

    Something to think about.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jean1
    You need to identify what you are good in and the possible approach strategies of each of these. You do not necessarily need capital to start.

    If you can decide on which way to go and be ready to put in time and hard work, you will eventually get a breakthrough. I don't think you will automatically get a combination of the 3 qualities you are looking for.

    CPA and and Affiliate marketing would be good to start with. You can get a website, paid or free and start working towards getting traffic and it will get easier with time.
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  • Profile picture of the author francisads2017
    Youtube
    youtube is a place of which not required to any course if have your interested on fun or anything.
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  • Profile picture of the author DWaters
    As you can see just about everyone has an opinion about this. I guess that shows that everyone can succeed but not everyone does it in their own way.

    For me it was setting up my FBA business. My affiliate marketing and CPA have not been nearly as successful as my FBA biz, but like I say that is just me. Everyone must find their own path.
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  • Profile picture of the author j7cargo
    I would say affiliate too. Even if you will take some time to start earning, the investment is nearly 0.
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  • Profile picture of the author jords16
    Affiliate marketing, Email Marketing, List Building. If you combine this three you are building you list and making money at the same time.
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  • Profile picture of the author zenya1a
    Which of these niches drives YOU?

    Are you interested in sharing new and exciting products with people? Are you more interested in building a team and growing together? Do you want to sell a particular niche item or do you want to have a broader brush to paint with?

    Do some thought and figure out the pros and cons. This is the hardest part, you have to look at everything you've asked about here and see which few, or which one in particular appeal to you the most.

    All of a sudden, you're going to find yourself enjoying what you do and thats when the money falls into your lap. You're no longer thinking in terms of how much should I spend and how much can I get, and you're more thinking about "what can I learn next?"

    The thing is about your question, all of these things have a different kind of expenditure flow at different stages of the game. It's about how you can SCALE those business niches, rather than how you can execute a single one, and that's where all roads come back to Rome, so to speak.

    Hope this helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    Originally Posted by bm2 View Post

    A landing page costs 1500$ . Then ad intelligence and a cloacker another 1k and thats without any traffic
    Who on Earth fed you this crock of nonsense?

    A DIY landing page can cost you nothing except a place to host it. There are tons of free templates where you simply insert your own copy, then upload it to your site.

    What do you mean by "ad intelligence"? I'm guessing that you're referring to some keyword tool with a large monthly fee. You don't need that to get started.

    Why would you need a cloaker unless you're trying to game the search algorithms? Playing black hat games is a sure path to trading possible short term results for long term failure.

    You need to find new sources of information.

    Affiliate or CPA marketing you can get started for almost nothing - less than $100 per year. Use that experience to learn your target market, then roll that learning along with what you make into launching your FBA and/or ecommerce store.

    When some gooroo tells you that you can't even get started without buying a bunch of expensive tools which they either sell or recommend as affiliates themselves, guard your wallet and head for the exit. What they're really saying is that the only way they can keep their own revenue streams going is by getting you to empty your pockets on their behalf.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jefay
    I guess e-commerce is one of the best ways to make money these days
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  • Profile picture of the author ma247
    I think affiliate marketing is the best way to make money online with less effort and little money. For a permanent income source, you can start affiliate marketing which can be Amazon niche marketing or Digital product marketing. Both are profitable. But for affiliate marketing, the main condition is generating targeted traffic from Google. If you can do this, you can make passive income online.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    The easiest way is to stop looking for an "easy" way. That will only lead you to buy a lot of nonsense from scammers who prey on those who always look for quick and easy.

    Find one method you think you can do -- and research the heck out of it. Use the search function on this forum and read every thread that talks about that method.

    Look for those who've been successful with that method and sign-up for their list or listen to their podcasts.

    Research Youtube videos about that method.

    Buy a few books. Study them.

    Then come back here and ask specific questions.

    Then comes the real test -- TAKE ACTION. If you never take that step nothing will ever happen for you.

    Searching for easy will lead you nowhere fast.

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  • Profile picture of the author robinaraoz
    Hi bm2,

    I guess that will depend on what you know about the subject..., every person is different...

    Anyhow, but if you ask me affiliate marketing and cpa marketing is what I like to do, and I have specific reasons to do what I do and how I do it.

    I believe it's a combination of the proper knowledge/guidance and taking action. I put it this way since there are several ways to make money online.

    Paid traffic is faster, but you must know how to do it right, free traffic works as well but kicks in a bit later (you should also know what you're doing...)

    Or do both...

    Regards,
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by bm2 View Post

    What`s the easiest way to make money online besides courses?
    1.highest chance of success,
    2.easy to implement
    3.and least amount of capital


    You've really narrowed this down to least amount of effort.

    Good stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anders Jorgensen
    That depends on you!

    Pick one method and stick with it. Narrow it down to:

    Research, product and method.

    You can get Clickbank or CPA offers in a 5 minutes time and put paid traffic to it. If you know what to do and stick with it then you can be a success with anything.

    Paid traffic can work if you calculate the earnings and the cost to get the profit. That is the key to it.

    You research the market and select the product.

    With Adwords or Bing you create a landing page that leads to an offer and it is nothing but a numbers game! Done right you loose nothing.

    An e-commerce shop can be setup in minutes, ad a few products and if its light low cost try paid traffic on Facebook. It should start converting and again let numbers work for you so you make money.

    If you work smart nothing is difficult.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    The easiest way I have found is working my tail off for years, developing my skills. Then, the easy money keeps on flowing in, more every week. Pretty easy.

    The hard way was looking for an easy way, refusing to practice a skill, and either seeing sporadic or zero profits.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheMentorGuy
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    I would recommend affiliate marketing. This is how most newbies start out on their path. Eventually, this made me realise the real money to be made was to create your own product instead of being an affiliate earning a 50% commission.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by TheMentorGuy View Post

      I would recommend affiliate marketing. This is how most newbies start out on their path. Eventually, this made me realise the real money to be made was to create your own product instead of being an affiliate earning a 50% commission.
      The real money to be made from creating your own products is from being able to generate your own sales, thus avoiding paying out affiliate commissions. Which is what I think you were getting at.

      Otherwise, you and the affiliate each get 50% (minus fees, etc.) while you, as the vendor, still get to provide all of the support and administration.
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  • Profile picture of the author scull79
    Chose one thing, the one most likely you will do day in day out and not resent doing it, stick with it and be persistent doing that one chosen thing and never give up and eventually you will break through, as most methods do work online but people give up far to easily or to soon. Good Luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    Originally Posted by salegurus View Post

    Really! So i guess you can rank any keyword to #1 in the serps easily....
    I guess you have not heard. I'll repeat:
    a) Content is king. (So, write content.)
    b) Yoast plugin is SEO.

    So, take the following steps:
    1. create/purchase 1000 words
    2. paste said 1000 words on a webpage
    3. install Yoast
    4. do what Yoast suggest
    5. Watch money fall into your bank account.
    6. Buy Ferrari.
    7. Rinse and repeat.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheMentorGuy
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    Also, offering a service. If you have a skill, for example, web design or graphic design, you could sell yourself on freelancing sites.
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