Make Money Online

Goal

This is an attempt to eventually be a deep analysis (with a scheduled update every month) of methods to make money online.  In this article we hope to learn…

  1. How Does It Work
  2. What Do I need to start
  3. How Much I Could Make

When available will post links to websites where you can get started.

Please make sure to do your own research and follow federal, state and other local regulations before attempting to start a business, this is not an all inclusive resource and does not claim to be.  I am not responsible for any gains or losses you incur.

Methods researched as of June 1, 2018

  • Blogs
  • Online stores
  • YouTube
  • Online Courses
  • Social Media
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Freelancing

Update July 16th 2018

Blogs – very competitive, success will be had in very niche subject areas.  And larger more popular subjects require more content to rise up, may need teams of writers.

Online Store – very competitive, Success can still be had with products of significant improvements over current market leaders, eCommerce stores have changed policies to favor top sellers and Amazon has revised display of feedback that could help highly reviewed new sellers compete better with established sellers.  States will now be able to tax certain purchase from out of state sellers over a certain price.  Drop-shipping is becoming difficult as eCommerce platforms find ways to stop drop shipping.

Online Courses – still significant frontier when it comes to higher cost disciplines.

Social Media – still room for roaming marketing agents, that are really passionate about what they post and truthful to their followers.

Affiliate Marketing – subject discussed in seperate article.

Freelancing – mostly successful for advanced writers, international accountants, and web developers, better success for traditional service/contractor professions most recent opportunity is still by having own company but some opportunity may had developed on Amazon Services.

Blogs

How Does It Work?

Writers with good sources create original content around a subject, over time as the website becomes more specialized and informative to customers, the website starts to gain organic internet traffic that coupled with an advertisement 3rd party agreement; creates pay per view and click of advertising on sites.  Advertising is not the only way as a website with organic traffic could be absorbed into a ecommerce store.

What do I need?

You need a 3rd party to host your site, or you need to host your own site, which is more on the costly side.  WordPress, blogger, BigCommerce.

How much Could I Make?

This information is being researched results when available will be posted.

Online stores

How Does It Work?

You open a store online to sell items.  People need to be able to place orders securely.  Later, you can develop, grow, or sustain the business.

What do I need?

A host for your website/eCommerce store, or your own site, developed with an infrastructure to securely accept payments, and securely protect user data per government regulations. PayPal, BigCommerce, SquareSpace

Due to federal regulations you will need to report income respective to the requirements for a business of your structure (sole proprietorship, LLC, or Corporation)

Due to product liability law, you need to make sure your products meet federal agency regulations and standards of safety and other quality expectations.  (e.g products like electronics, food, or of plastic, metal composition, etc.)

Patience, there is allot of trouble starting an online store, read all about it.

How much Could I Make?

This information is being researched, results when available will be posted

YouTube

How Does It Work?

Similar to blog you make an account then create relevant content that draws viewers once a certain volume of viewers is met consistantly you can start earning per view or click. YouTube

What do I need?

A YouTube account and relevant content.

How much Could I Make?

This information is being researched, results when available will be posted

Online Courses

How Does It Work?

You create online courses for people to pay to use or for a company to pay you per user.

What do I need?

A company to host your lessons, or your own site developed with an infrastructure to monetize use of your content. SkillShare, Teachable

How much Could I Make?

This information is being researched, results when available will be posted

Social Media

How Does It Work?

Once you have a social media account with many followers or those following your posts, you can start being paid for product placement, ads, or commissioned marketing projects.  You make allot of followers and then market to companies who sell something your audience would like to place their ads in your stream for compensation.  You can actually make a small living by receiving products from a company and taking photos showcasing products and posting then in your accounts

What do I need?

A social media account with thousands of followers or more.  Instagram, facebook

How much Could I Make?

This information is being researched results when available will be posted

Freelancing

How Does It Work?

You make a website to be a portal to draw in potential clients, you take the job and get paid for services, no middle man.

What do I need?

A website that advertises and educates customers of what you do, and provides a way for customer to contract your services,or a website/company that connects freelancers to companies. UpWorkSquareSpace,

How much Could I Make?

This information is being researched results when available will be posted

Affiliate Marketing

How Does It Work?

This information is being researched, results when available will be posted

What do I need?

This information is being researched, results when available will be posted

How much Could I Make?

This information is being researched, results when available will be posted

Outro

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