One of the most discussed topics on the internet today is the subject of “How to make money online fast and free”, and to be sincere many digital marketers has done great justice to it by putting out many helpful contents on the subject.
And I will herein admit that those were in fact, the bedrock for the knowledge I have over the years amassed about this topic of legitimately making money online .
However, I figured it did make sense to further reinstate the fact that it is possible to make money online through the internet with the aid of online systems such as, blogging, advertising programs, affiliate marketing, information marketing and the list is actually endless.
Now, this is contrary to popular beliefs that “it is easy to make money online’, I put it to you very truthfully folks, it is very difficult to make money online though it is entirely possible to make money online, even huge money into your bank account if you will but follow religiously some of the things I will here put up for you.
Just before I delve into sharing with you my how to make money online fast and free, I’d just like to plead with you to carefully read this guide and apply the shared points as it may be the very ingredient to help you in your quest of making money online.
Okay if you are still with me, come jump on the boat with me as we sail into this pertinent discussion of making money online fast and free, whether as a student or a young adults looking to live independently.
5 Cool Ways to Make Money Online Fast and Free…
#1. Blogging – This has to be the first on my list of online making money strategies. Why is that so? That’s because it is the foremost and the most reliable way to make money online free and fast.
How about take a cursory gaze into the world around you and you’d find out that there are in fact, 1, 2 or more bloggers in one or two families around you.
I know this because in my own family, we’ve got two bloggers; my little brother and yours faithfully. 🙂 Though blogging to the former is rather a fun thing to do than it is a business system and money making machine.
Sincerely, blogging is one proven method of making money online. I have seen folks who have through blogging increased their monthly earnings to some staggering 5, 6, even 7-figures. That’s pretty huge, right?
In true sense, every other methods of making money online I will here mention or that you find from your surfing online from one weblog to the other will only tie with this method of making money online – blogging.
Now you might ask, “Sam, what does it take to be a blogger? How do you even start a blog?”
Well, I will help you by answering the two questions to the best of my knowledge. 🙂
What it takes to be a blogger…
- To be a blogger, you will need your mind and your resolution to want to actually take on the career head on.
- To be a blogger, you will need to make sure to load your blog with valuable contents week-in-week-out.
- To be a blogger, even one that is successful, you will need to get clarity on what it is exactly you want to blog about. I mean you can’t just go blogging about everything from entertainment to how to blog or make money online.
How to start a blog of means…
In this article I published on Huffington Post, I did an extensive write-up on how to start a blog in 6 ways and those were my best tips on the subject. You can trust me on this one!
However, I will quickly give you a bulleted list of how to start a blog in the event that you don’t want to leave this blog until you get to the last line of this post.
- Decide on what to blog about – If your passions are to motivate others to take action, then it just makes sense to let your blog and content be geared towards motivating people. Hence, I created a blog centered on motivation back in 2013 until my focus changes from that to helping people start, launch, and grow a successful online business.
- Choose a platform – Now, there are several options to choose from when it comes to choosing platforms. There are platforms like Blogger, Typepad, mention, Wix, and a more subtle one I love and always recommend to people, WordPress. You should check with wordpress to see if like me, it’s what you want to build your business on.
- Get a domain name – It’s important to get a domain name as it is the first step towards getting your business online. However, there are some things you’ve got to take note of and my friend Oleg did justice to that in his post, 12 tips for choosing the right domain. And you can get your domain via Godaddy, Namecheap and any other domain platforms out there.
- Get a web host – After getting a domain name, the next best thing to do is to get a good, reliable web host. There are a lot of them but then I use Arvixe and Godaddy respectively. You can carry out your research on this one.
- Install your site – This will usually take less than 15minutes to setup, maybe 10.
I believe you are still with me. Are you?
So when you have successfully put to use my thoughts up there, then you are sure to become a successful blogger – and becoming a successful blogger means making huge money online.
Let’s jump on the next page…
Read this: Quick Tips of Online Contents That Go Viral
#2. Google Adsense Program – Now this is one of the foremost things to integrate your blog with if you were to start making money online from the first day/week of your blogging career.
For me, it took several months, 3yrs to be precise to cash out my first dollars online.
It was no jokes having to wait that long before I made that meager of $80 but my tenacious attitude and love for what I do kept me ticking.
Now, this is why I always advocate for people to first find out what their purpose is, that is the direction they want to go with their blogs before going all out to launch their sites or even buy a domain name.
I’d say though that it took me those long year to make my first dollars online simply because I didn’t know how to integrate money making strategies into my blogging system.
A blog is actually a system or a channel and you are not going to make a dime with your blog until you find the plugs that you can connect into a socket, which is otherwise known as a blog.
Does this make sense to you?
I am hopeful. 🙂
So, in the summer of 2014 I applied to work with Google Adsense Team to show their advertising images on my blogging platforms via some lines of codes that provided me with and that was it – that was how I started making money online via my blog by integrating Google Adense with my blog.
You see the connection?
#3. Affiliate Marketing – Affiliate marketing is one of the top effective ways to make money online. In fact, top internet marketers recommend it to their subjects, that is audience as it is what they themselves is deploying to stay on top of the blogging industry.
How it works…
Research and find a product, test it, write your views about the product and actively promote the content with your audience, then cross your legs to wait for your commissions to start rolling in.
That’s much it.
However, you will need to work your ass out in finding a good, thriving, and a product that doesn’t just have the likelihood of going viral but that has the effect to add value to people’s lives. People buy value not just the product.“If your product is not valuable, you can be sure that people will look elsewhere”. Click To Tweet
Karan did a good job with his post on how to monetize your blog traffic with amazon affiliate program. You should totally check that out.
By the way, I found a good resource written by Alvin Chadwick on the 5 crucial tactics for affiliate marketing success and I believe it will worth your while, especially if you want to go route of making money online via affiliate marketing.
You can always start your journey with affiliate marketing by visiting Commission Junction or check with your domain and hosting companies to see if they have the option of affiliate marketing. They almost always have.
If you use premium plugins, that is paid plugins or templates, you can also work with them as an affiliate marketer by applying to talk about them with your network of friends.
Do you get my drifts?
#4. Podcasting – I know some of you might be wondering and might even ask to know why podcasting is a means of making money online.
Well, I will tell you. 🙂
Podcasting is another form of radio broadcasting and if done well by the podcaster can become a very powerful of increasing sales.
How do I mean?
You can record 50 podcasts and put stack them up into a DVD to sell to your fans later on, or you can ultimately turn these podcast episodes into an online course that people can join with a fee.
I mean you just have to be creative and after all said and done, making money online involves creativity. Plenty of it!
More so, if you are a very articulate person who knows how to choose their words and use them to paint vivid pictures in the minds of the readers, you can be sure that companies will locate you to want to work with you just so that can promote their product on your shows.
Now, that sounds like fun, isn’t it?
Listen to my podcast: How to Build a Successful Online Business with Joe Pardo
#5. Write Books – The best way out of all the mentioned ways above is definitely writing books. Some internet marketers call this strategy of making money online, ‘information marketing’.
How many books have you seen from your hops on several weblogs?
I bet you can’t count. Can you?
Personally, I can’t recount how many books I’ve seen, downloaded and read from the blogs I read daily.
What those digital marketers do is that they give you those free books because they want you to know, like, and trust them.
And until I trust you enough to read your blog daily by the values in which you induce in me every day, I can’t trust you with my money.
So people are writing books these days and are actively selling on online markets such as, Amazon, eBay, and the likes of them.
I won’t talk too much on this because this on its own can fill the pages of a book, if you know what I am saying.
These are the five steps in which I believe you can start making money online the little time 2016 vanishes into oblivion.
Right now though, I can categorically tell you that I make money via writing books and writing for people, which is otherwise known as Freelance Writing.
I am sure that if you will but take your time to read, digest, and religiously take action on the five steps to make money online that I share with you, you will definitely hit me up someday to thank me for taking the time and initiative to churn out this content.
Please, use the comment box to air your thoughts; I’d like to hear from you. Like what you feel about this content and what you’ve been doing to make money online fast and free.
Thanks for your time!
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