It seems ridiculous to say, doesn't it? Of course we are here to make money. Absolutely no one would be in IM if they didn't make money (well maybe some of us do it for fun :p ) .
I will tell you the quickest way to make money and be successful in internet marketing:
Stop trying to make money and start trying to help people.
Trust me whether you are marketing on a blog to a specific niche or to business owners offline, they are immediately turned off the moment you try to sell them something. Then they either click away from your page, hang up the phone, or turn you away at the door.
In all aspects of life and business, the most successful people around are those that help others find solutions to their problems not the ones that are looking to make a quick buck.
So stop trying to sell and start trying to solve problems!
Once I made this fundamental change to my marketing techniques, I saw how easy it was to find a path to success.
Don't overthink this! It really is a simple as that. Find something you know a lot about or are passionate to learn like web design. Once you are skilled in what you do, find out a common problem people have with web design and create a solution.
Once you become a problem solver and not a sales person, people will flock to you and buy anything you offer!
There I solved your problem and didn't even try to sell you anything. See how that makes me look like a helper and not a sales person?
Please don't just dismiss this post as worthless. Hopefully, I will have reached at least a few of you to take action. There is a ton of information and guidance available.
For those of you who are desparate to make money online out of necessity, find a service that you can offer and market yourself. When I am desperate, I always go back to article writing. There is always a demand for it and almost anyone can do it well with practice. Please don't become a English writer if you are not proficient in English. You can still find many microjobs to do on ODesk, Freelancer, and Fiverr that don't require writing skills.