The BEST Way to Make Money Online in 2018

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What do YOU think is the absolute BEST way to make money online in 2018?
  1. SEO
  2. PPC
  3. FaceBook Ads
  4. Ecommerce
  5. Blogging
  6. Other

Thanks - this should be a good discussion!
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    Selling something.

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    Providing something that is (infinitely) more valuable than the price you charge for it.

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  • Profile picture of the author Wateround
    Personally, think that eCommerce is dead unless you have a product that is not sold on Amazon, eBay, Aliexpress etc ...

    Otherwise, i prefer 2 (Adword) and 3 (Facebook ad)
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  • Profile picture of the author FreedomBlogger
    Originally Posted by TenaciousGrease View Post

    What do YOU think is the absolute BEST way to make money online in 2018?
    1. SEO
    2. PPC
    3. FaceBook Ads
    4. Ecommerce
    5. Blogging
    6. Other

    Thanks - this should be a good discussion!

    That's a loaded question.

    If you want to build a nice income online, a life-changing income, you need all of these. You can start from anywhere, really. Whatever your time and budget allows you to start with.

    I would say Affiliate Marketing is the best way, if you really want to hear a specific answer. And the concept is simple, choose a profitable niche, pick high conversting affiliate products, put together a high converting funnel for a lead magnet to build your list, drive targeted traffic, make money, and reinvest back into the business model to keep increasing revenue and profits.

    This making money online stuff does not have to be too complicated.
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  • Originally Posted by TenaciousGrease View Post

    What do YOU think is the absolute BEST way to make money online in 2018?
    1. SEO
    2. PPC
    3. FaceBook Ads
    4. Ecommerce
    5. Blogging
    6. Other

    Thanks - this should be a good discussion!
    You had some good answers above.

    1. You have to sell something to make money online period!
    2. You have to get whatever you are selling in front of people who actually want it ( meaning potential buyers )
    3. Use the 80/20 rule if you have not read the book it is a good read you can pick it up on Amazon. Marketers tend to waste a lot of time doing low value $10 hr work when they should be concentrating on the $100 - $1,000 hour work which means the activities that directly translate into sales.

    Examples: Listbuilding, pay per click, product creation, etc...

    Concentrate on what you are good at and outsource the rest.

    If you are not good at something somebody else is.

    As far as my traffic strategies go I do everything meaning free @ paid traffic but I mostly concentrate on paid traffic these days it is scalable once you are making more than you spend then scale.

    Or turn the traffic faucet on
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  • PPC if you can get on Facebook, Adwords, Bing Ads, and Yahoo Gemini.

    But it doesn't matter if you dont know how to convert the leads into customers.
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  • All the above. Offering a product and or service that everyone wants or needs is a great place to start and popular.

    People forget, key is unique content and getting 100,000s plus unique visitors daily high quality - to your website from genuine, real human website traffic, from my point of its one of the most important things. With out real millions of visitors of genuine website traffic, it's a lost cause. I can't emphasise on getting real people website traffic enough. It is cruicial. In saying that, people need a genuine reason to go to your website to view the information they need or buy the reduction they want






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  • All of them are good methods to make money online when you apply all of them in your marketing efforts at the same time
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  • Profile picture of the author Coachella
    There's no best way to make money, but I can see where you're going with the question. I think you're overwhelmed and just want to know a battle-tested way to earn income online? If that's the case my advice is to take a couple of weeks at a minimum and study the market hard. You should know all of the key players along with the ways on how to make money in the niche. Every market is different so there's no one size fits all.
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  • Profile picture of the author SKY7869
    SEO is the latest method of making money in the digital world. it is a market of 20 billion dollars. but the selection depends on your budget...with money, go for Ecommerce and also running ads on the site. SEO is time taking but even without budget you can earn.
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  • SEO is not the latest method but it is one of the best methods around. SEO has been around years.
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  • Profile picture of the author shmeeko69
    A large and targeted email list will always be one of the best ways
    in which to make money.

    It can be like having your own ATM based on you have a good relationship
    with your list(s).
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  • Profile picture of the author Akula78
    i'm just a newbie, but i think Facebook ads will be good, but also people promoting mobile offers will be good, due to the cheap budget it involves, but also the potential audience to reach is really wide. i hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    The best way for me --

    Continue to do ghostwriting and build my client list. Why? Because I'm good at it and I enjoy it.

    Also, continue to publish on Kindle and create my own products.

    The best way for anyone else? I don't have a clue.

    Rose
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  • Profile picture of the author brettb
    Blogging is still good. There are loads of relatively uptapped niches. I found an enormous new niche the other day - shame I'm too busy to fully exploit it.

    I'm also trying video. OK so I'm not likely to get rich when the advertising CPM is $2 and my niche is not a mainstream one. But YouTube could be great at lead generation. At the moment my first goal is to get at least one video view every single hour of the day.

    I have to say that in my first 9 days of making videos, I've had a lot more results than I ever got from my first 9 days of blogging.

    I've also been building a list. It seems good for engagement. I've not hit my subscribers with any offers yet though.
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  • Everything above can work. You can make money with them as long as you have the passion and the drive to do those things. It takes time to be successful at something but as long as you don't give up, you can get there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    2018? It's all about selling sheep.

    Influencer marketing and VR have exploded. Along with those and a few other things, it's the same as 2017 for me.

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  • Profile picture of the author wenzel777
    Ecommerce + Facebook ads + physical products either imported or dropshipped. I like Fbook ads the best because you can test immediately with little spend. Everything scales out from there. You can start an ecommerce site for $30, spend as little as $25/day testing potential products on fbook. There quite simply isn't an easier or cheaper way to test products, sell online with potentially 0 inventory. In fact, if you want to skip all of that, here's a juicy tip. Crank up 1 website in any niche, find a huge wholesaler or dropshipper, and just load it up with their .csv file. Last year I loaded up a store with 40,000 products, did 0 marketing, 0 SEO (Just some light formatting of CSV), 0 anything, and it was a sales machine...not kidding. My abandoned carts were something like $20K alone, just in the month of December. If that doesn't scream easy opportunity or show the awesomeness of ecomm, nothing will.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kragsig
    Hi TenaciousGrease,

    The best way to make money in 2018...
    I really think the correct answer is: it depends!

    First step will be to determine if you want to create your own product or if you want to sell other people's products.

    Creating your own product may cost you a lot of time, money and frustration, while promoting other peoples products is something you can start doing instantly. It's called affiliate marketing and you will get paid a commission on the sales you refer.

    The advantage with affiliate marketing is that you don't have to deal with product development, copywriting, payment processers, customer support etc. Those are tasks that will make most newbies "give up" in the process.

    When you have decided if you want to go with product creation or affiliate marketing, you'll have to determine how you want to get eyeballs on your offer... (traffic generation).

    Do you want to use "free" traffic strategies or do you want to use paid traffic strategies. The "free" traffic strategies include SEO, blogging, Facebook group posting, pinterest etc. The paid traffic strategies include PPC on Facebook, Google, YouTube or anywhere else.

    When determining the best choice for you, it's all about if you want to invest most money or most time.

    Paid traffic is fast and predictable, but it may cost you a lot in the beginning where you're buying data, to find some profitable keywords or interests.

    "Free" traffic isn't really free because it costs you time. But what is amazing is the possibility to generate free leads month after month by creating good and valuable content.

    What's most important when you want to make money online is:
    Product + Traffic = Conversions (money)

    If you're new to online marketing, I'll recommend you to start out with affiliate marketing. My new report may help you in the process (in my signature).

    To sum it up. You want to provide value to the marketplace with a quality product and in the process you will build your own email list.

    I think that creating a good relationship with your list is fundamental to have a successful online business.

    /Kragsig
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  • i think build a site for user interaction and apply for adsense
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  • Profile picture of the author R0b328
    The best way to make money online in 2018 is to focus on one single thing, Jonathan 2.0 also makes a great point, providing way more value than you charge for it will NEVER go out of style.
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  • Profile picture of the author partnerwar
    Start a blog, sell as an affiliate, Fiverr, Amazon and Flippa.
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  • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
    Pay Per Click is king because you get ultra targeted traffic that has the highest chances of conversion. E-commerce comes in second Amazon and Ebay are huge.
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  • Profile picture of the author kursat
    I think having your own product on sale is still the best passive income plan...
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  • Profile picture of the author extrememan
    Email marketing without a shadow of a doubt. Building a list is the foundation for internet marketing. If you need support. Let me know?
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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
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  • Profile picture of the author Bizopboost
    Get some affiliate products to sell...
    Put them within the content of your Website
    Setup an auto-responder and Build an email list
    generate traffic:
    1. Facebook Re-marketing
    2. Email Lists
    3. Long-tail Keywords (SEO)
    4. Subreddits : Great Traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author venkat9985
    Start with cpa .
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    You Will need to commit at least 6 months to building Your business
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  • Profile picture of the author Infonet
    It's not about the new trend. What has been working for the past 7 years can still work in 2018 and beyond. And one of it is email marketing.
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    Finding a problem that people are trying to solve, coming up with a solution (or finding a product/service that is already a solution), then getting that solution in front of people.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamestt89
    A lot of the answers you gave at the top aren't ways to make money. They're advertising mediums that you can use to sell a product or get brand recognition.

    In my opinion the most profitable and solid way to earn money online is to sell the tools. Just like in the days of the gold rush. You can't go wrong with selling the tools. e.g hosting, email marketing, etc
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  • You can start out with any one of these and then find the one you want to be an expert in once you start making a life changing income.

    Me personally I think affiliate marketing, blogging, and ecommerce such as shopify are the easiest. Even selling a service like consulting or an agency works well too. Big money to be made online.
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  • Profile picture of the author judithmiller
    I prefer PPC and Fb Ads
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  • Profile picture of the author Ged3
    Some great and interesting posts here.
    I think that the basics are the same as usual: find a demand and fill it.


    Use Google Trends to see what is popular and then see if Amazon has that item for sale.
    If you are an Amazon affiliate you can then be one of the first people to promote it.


    Go one step further and post a video on Youtube connected to it - as the first video will often stay at the top of Youtube's search engine for months - giving you a lot of free traffic!


    Best Regards
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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    Selling something again and again is even better. Remember phones where you used to have to drop a coin to speak to someone and some wise guy would drop a quarter he'd tied to a string so he could pull it out after he got connected?

    Something like that.

    Originally Posted by Brent Stangel View Post

    Selling something.

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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Originally Posted by TenaciousGrease View Post

    What do YOU think is the absolute BEST way to make money online in 2018?

    Something missing from this discussion is this:

    What skill set(s) do you have? Isn't that important to success? If for instance, you can't write a lick and hate to even attempt to put thoughts down on paper, then a career blogging is not a good choice for you.

    What resources and money do you bring to the table? If you can't afford to do paid advertising, for example, then PPC and FB ads probably isn't a good choice for you either.

    What I'm suggesting of course . . . is that we're all different, with different skills, capabilities, ambitions, work ethics, and goals. No one business model is going to be "best" for everyone. Such a declaration ignores "you" and what you can do and like to do . . . and that is critical to your online profitability. You are the business!

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  • Profile picture of the author Eduard Stinga
    Dropshipping seems a little dead this year... but I'd still go with owning your own digital products to sell, by using a mix of the above that you suggested
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      I've only done dorpshipping for a month. I closed my shop. I really don't have time to take care of it
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  • Profile picture of the author samncube21
    Originally Posted by TenaciousGrease View Post

    What do YOU think is the absolute BEST way to make money online in 2018?
    I say ANYTHING you can make money from that is legal, ethical, and can keep going for at least a little while lol.
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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by samncube21 View Post

      I say ANYTHING you can make money from that is legal, ethical,
      Never limit your options.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tony LaRocco
    Product creation. The best way I've found is

    1. Find a niche you know
    2. Record a ebook or video course for a good price
    3. Spread the word via shout outs and social media
    4. Have realistic expectations.

    My first product was a dating ebook I wrote in 2011, that still makes me money. I was a dating coach for years and had many contacts. Use this, run PPC campaigns and videos on YouTube.A blog on the topic is helpful to.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardworker2013
    Ecommerce has made me the most money this year so far with my ecom stores.
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    Others > Selling a valuable product...
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    Create the next FB - IG - SC, etc. Something that will convince the FOMO people that it's a "must have."
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    1: Help people with content.

    2: Make friends by promoting folks in your niche.

    Be in 60 million spots in your niche. However you monetize, money flows in. When a ton of folks see my eBook link in the sig, and in 500 other spots online today, some buy it. Works any year.
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  • Profile picture of the author alliance
    You may consider including List Building and Email Marketing to your List.
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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      you might try but in my 10+ years online making money never gets easier with list building. You can create a community that you can market too over and over, and then when you get a list of BUYERS on you list, its GAME OVER, they buy and you will never need a job again.

      So best way EMAIL MARKET By far. this would be my no #1 and beat any #2 by a country mile. I have had massive success with it, even without a website.
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  • Profile picture of the author MyContentDealer
    Start a YouTube channel and use your videos to promote affiliate products in the video description area.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ian5
    It depends on your personal knowledges, skills, character. But i think the easier way to make money online in 2018 is SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author benita terah
    You can create your own website and sell your products from your website OR become a seller on any famous shopping portal like Amazon, Flipkart, eBay, Snapdeal etc.you can handsomly earned from it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paisajeeto101
    First start providing Value to people and only then start selling ... just my 2 cents
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  • Profile picture of the author Jen Eick
    Of all the things you've mentioned, 4 (Ecom) is the only real thing bring sold. The rest are just ways to market and sell it.

    Which is only half of the equation -- but raises a good point.

    Picking a good product/service - That's step 1. Figuring out a marketing plan (from the rest of the options you listed) and mastering it - that's step 2. As long as you research what's working now (or has worked long-term), master it, put it into practice...along with an overall marketing plan...you should see results.

    There are lots of other options you didn't mention that could have just as easily been added to your list (so I guess they're technically 6. Other?)...email marketing, Bing ads, etc.
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