I see and hear it all the time. My inbox is flooded with hundreds of emails asking the same questions all the time: “How do I make money online?”
It’s such a simple question, with a heavily loaded answer. All too often, it’s not a matter of telling someone how to make money online. Instead, it’s about getting them to actually take action and being willing to put in the work and effort.
With over 20-plus years of experience in the world of online marketing, and having written thousands of articles on the topic, it’s not a matter of not knowing how to answer—it’s simply a matter of repeating myself time and time again.
As we continue to see entrepreneurship and business booming like never before, I am here once again to provide some useful knowledge for anyone looking to get started with a business of their own, while also giving some actionable tips in the process. It’s also important to make sure you are familiar with some of the latest business opportunities and trends in the world today.
A perfect resource is this business ideas guide from Oberlo, which not only provides 30 different ideas and niche markets to make money with in 2019, but also trending data charts for each of them. It’s best to find an evergreen product or market that you can make money with time and time again, and not falling into the trap of what’s hot right now or the next big thing around the corner.
Lastly, it’s important to understand the following: “Creating a content” really isn’t a viable business solution any more. With millions of active sites releasing new content daily, “new content” is simply what we don’t need. If you want to create a business online, you must cater to the needs of your audience or customers, and also have a legitimate business model and form of monetization.
With all of that said, let’s get started!
1. Create an affiliate marketing-focused niche review site
I figure the best way to start off this list is with a business opportunity that really anyone can take advantage of, while not having to invest a lot of upfront money in the process.
The concept of a “niche affiliate review site” is quite simple. Create a site with highly-focused content on a specific product, service, or niche, and make money using affiliate marketing to earn a commission on all referred sales and leads. It’s easy to get started, but there is actually a lot more that goes into making it successful. As mentioned earlier, content alone will only get you so far.
However, if this is your first go-around at making money online, this is a great way to potentially find success, while also learning the ropes and getting familiar with the industry. Worst-case scenario is you spend a few bucks on a domain and hosting if it’s not your thing. If you made it that far, you’ve actually done a lot more than the majority of people.
2. Become an actual affiliate marketer
Affiliate marketing is great. The opportunities that lie within this space are endless, and where else could a kid living in his parents’ home end up generating seven figures and still running a business around the same focus twenty years later.