Everyone else is making money online, so how do I?
That is the question I first had when I started on this journey on “How to make money online.” And if that is yours as well, then you will want to read this page all the way through. You see, what I learned is that question is like asking, “How do I make money offline?”
- A franchise like McDonald’s
- a family owned restaurant
- Department Store
- a Gym
- Real Estate Agent/Broker
- Financial Services; Investments, Insurance, Mortgages
The list really can go on and on. So that is what I mean when I say it is like asking, “How do I make money offline?” What I have learned in business and being a business owner, not self-employed(the difference being that a business owns/has a system and can operate with or without the owner, being self-employed, you are the system), is that all businesses have systems, just like the above, and many of them are very similar at their core.
The System of the Online world
Step 1: Location, Location, Location-You need a website
Just like the offline world, you need to establish some real estate, a place where you can be seen! You need to own your own website. Utilizing Facebook and other social media avenues will only take you so far. You need a website, it’s as simple as that. Ok, so now I have some land, I have some real estate, I have a website, now what?
Step 2: It’s time to build on that piece of land-Content, Content, Content
Content builds your brand and helps establish long lasting relationships with audience. It can be video and audio, images and graphics or it can be as simple as text and communication between you and your audience. People/your audience/your visitors love content rich websites mainly because they provide a lot of value. More importantly, search engines like websites that are content rich. If you have a website that is content rich it will start getting ranked through SEO. The higher your rankings, the more chances you will be on the first page of someone’s search, which leads to more traffic.
Step 3: Traffic, Traffic, Traffic-Getting on Main St
There are many ways to drive traffic to your website. After all, what good is all the above, if no one is looking at it? Here are just a few of the ways you can do that, with content always being the priority:
- Having a blog, here you can write relevant, up to date, content
- Get ranked on Google and other search engines(this comes from content)
- Paid traffic also called PPC
- Buying Ads
By now you may be thinking to your self, “Wow this is a lot to learn.” But don’t worry, it can be learned. These are all things that can be learned at Wealthy Affiliate, this is exactly where I learned it and how I am able to create this website, and build content, which creates traffic, and in turn leads to sales. If you don’t want to spend hours, weeks, and months and months of frustration like I did before I found Wealthy Affiliate, then go to WA and create a Starter Membership for free. If you have any questions you can reach me there or comment below.
Step 4: Show me the money
Once your website has traffic you now have a business advantage. Here are just some of the ways you can make money online:
- Selling Advertising-Other owners will pay you to let them place an ad on your website
- Selling Affiliate products-You can sell products from retailers like Amazon and get a commission
- Selling products that you own
- Selling the actual website
- Google Adsense
These are just some of the ways you can make money online. Once you have your OWN website, you BUILD content, and DRIVE traffic there is no income cap on what you can achieve.
Whether you are looking for part or full-time income or you want to turn your PASSION into your BUSINESS
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