Major Categories of Making Money Online

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Hi,

I am trying to write a blog post that is a concise summary of all the major ways of making money online. So far I have been able to condense everything I have found into one of 8 categories, which are:

1. Unskilled Work (testing websites, searching, etc.)
2. Selling Skilled Services
3. Sell Your Own Products
4. Sell the Products of Others
5. Invest Money for a Return
6. Create Content and Monetize it
7. Become an Employee Who Works From Home
8. Arbitrage

Is there anything anyone can think of that doesn't fit into one of these categories?
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Originally Posted by fastfly View Post

    I am trying to write a blog post that is a concise summary of all the major ways of making money online.

    I already see some conflicts and overlap. For instance, #3, #5, #6, and #7 could all refer to the same book, course, or software I create.

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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    No offence, fastfly, but if you need to ask that question, you're probably not working in the right niche.

    I don't say that to be unkind. Each of us should work in niches where we know our way around the topics fairly well.

    I notice a lot of marketers jumping into MMO, for instance, before they truly learn enough about IM to create content for MMO.

    That's just something to think about.
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    • Profile picture of the author fastfly
      Originally Posted by Tom Addams View Post

      No offence, fastfly, but if you need to ask that question, you're probably not working in the right niche.

      I don't say that to be unkind. Each of us should work in niches where we know our way around the topics fairly well.

      I notice a lot of marketers jumping into MMO, for instance, before they truly learn enough about IM to create content for MMO.

      That's just something to think about.
      Tom,

      If you can't think of anything missing from my list then wouldn't that be evidence that I do have some idea of what I'm talking about?

      Mainly, I'm trying to get ideas from people on less common and obvious ways of making money online. For example, another category I thought of while reading various posts was online competitions. To me, that seems to be in a different category than all of the other things I listed.
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      • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
        Originally Posted by fastfly View Post

        Tom,

        If you can't think of anything missing from my list then wouldn't that be evidence that I do have some idea of what I'm talking about?

        Mainly, I'm trying to get ideas from people on less common and obvious ways of making money online. For example, another category I thought of while reading various posts was online competitions. To me, that seems to be in a different category than all of the other things I listed.
        I can think of quite a few. No worries. Just trying to help, mate.

        Cheers,

        Tom
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        • Profile picture of the author fastfly
          Originally Posted by Tom Addams View Post

          I can think of quite a few. No worries. Just trying to help, mate.

          Cheers,

          Tom
          If you can think of quite a few then why don't you share them. :-)
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          • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
            Originally Posted by fastfly View Post

            If you can think of quite a few then why don't you share them. :-)
            I felt this was more helpful, mate:

            Originally Posted by Tom Addams View Post

            No offence, fastfly, but if you need to ask that question, you're probably not working in the right niche.

            I don't say that to be unkind. Each of us should work in niches where we know our way around the topics fairly well.

            I notice a lot of marketers jumping into MMO, for instance, before they truly learn enough about IM to create content for MMO.

            That's just something to think about.
            Not being rude. Just trying to help.

            Cheers,

            Tom
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Originally Posted by fastfly View Post

    Hi,

    I am trying to write a blog post that is a concise summary of all the major ways of making money online. So far I have been able to condense everything I have found into one of 8 categories, which are:

    1. Unskilled Work (testing websites, searching, etc.)
    2. Selling Skilled Services
    3. Sell Your Own Products
    4. Sell the Products of Others
    5. Invest Money for a Return
    6. Create Content and Monetize it
    7. Become an Employee Who Works From Home
    8. Arbitraget
    9. Hiring a monkeyservant to write blog posts in the "Open a beer bottle with your
    Bum " Niche

    Left one out and it's a wide open niche
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    • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
      Originally Posted by discrat View Post

      Left one out and it's a wide open niche
      9. Hiring a monkeyservant to write blog posts in the "Open a beer bottle with your
      Bum " Niche
      Don't tell everyone - they'll all be doing it!!

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    • Originally Posted by discrat View Post

      Left one out and it's a wide open niche
      "9. Hiring a monkeyservant to write blog posts in the "Open a beer bottle with your Bum " Niche"

      What is this?

      A macho toilet humor theme park FFS?


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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Some categories you mention can be included in some of the other ones you mentioned, but you already have enough. Make a list of the top 5. The bulk of your readers won't take action on it anyway. And if they do, they'll try it, struggle, then declare that you can't make money on the internet. It's a scam etc etc.
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