You want to make money online? Great! But how? Where do I start? What’s the best strategy to follow?
Let me guess…you’ve heard about how Amazon.com makes most of its revenue, and how Facebook is making billions of dollars off mobile advertising…so you’ve decided to try and capitalize on the trend and make a quick buck.
If so, you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to teach you what it takes to become a successful online marketer, how to earn money online legitimately and how to do it on a regular basis. Let’s get started.
The Basics Of Making Money Online
To begin with the basics, let’s clear up some common questions.
How much can I earn? That entirely depends on you. There’s no strict guideline to how much money you should be making online. However, you can bet that it’s going to be a lot. It’s very rare for an online marketer to not be able to live comfortably off of the earnings they generate. So, don’t worry about not being able to earn enough money. It’s rare.
Is it safe to work online? Yes, quite often online marketers find themselves fielding offers from shady businesses wanting to acquire their accounts for marketing purposes. But just because their accounts are not safe online, it doesn’t mean they won’t be safe from scams. Therefore, make sure you’re always careful when doing business online and watch your back. Verify the identity of anyone contacting you about a business opportunity online, and report any suspicious activity to your chosen law enforcement authorities.
What’s the best strategy for making money online? There’s no one best strategy. It really depends on you. Every online marketer’s journey is different. So, here are a few tips to get you started…
Find Your Niche
The first step to making money online is to find your niche. What exactly does that mean? It means you’re going to find a way to target a specific audience and build a relationship with them. To put it simply, finding your niche means you know exactly what you’re going to talk about when communicating with your audience. When you find your niche, you can very easily fall into the trap of over-specialization. So, be careful here. Your niche doesn’t have to be incredibly profitable. But it should be something you’re passionate about and that you feel the need to communicate to others.
Once you’ve found your niche, you can move on to the next step.
Set Up Your Blog Or Website
The next step is to set up your blog or website. Before we get to the nitty-gritty of what type of blog or website you should set up, let’s discuss a few advantages of having a blog or website.
Blogs and websites are a fantastic way to build credibility and trust with potential customers. When people discover your blog or website, they will often discover other blogs and websites that you’ve referenced or cited within the blog post. When doing outreach through blogging, make sure to always cite other blogs and websites in your content. In addition to establishing your credibility and trust, a blog post can also be used to attract potential customers to purchase your products or services.
Create Great Content
If you’re new to content creation, it can be tricky to know what makes great content and what doesn’t. That’s why it’s important to find your niche and then narrow it down to a specific topic area that you’re very familiar with. Once you’ve found that topic, start creating content on it. Don’t worry about putting too much content out there right away. Instead, look for ways to grow your audience and establish credibility and trust with your audience before you start creating content for profiting purposes.
Here are a few tips to make sure your content is great:
Start With Why
Why should people read or visit your blog or website? Start with why. What makes your blog or website unique and special? Once you’ve established the value proposition, you can move on to the next step.
Focus On Solutions
Most importantly, make sure to provide real value to your audience. When you provide great value, people will naturally want to return the favor and recommend your blog or website to their friends. When someone recommends your blog or website to their friends, you’re able to drive more traffic to your site. In addition to recommending your site, people will also likely leave comments on your blog post to let you know how much they value what you’ve written. Having great content and a solid reputation is important, but so is being helpful and resolving people’s problems.
To sum up, blogs and websites are a fantastic way to make money online. Make sure to establish your niche, create great content and focus on solutions.
The Differences Between Blogging And Website Building
Now that you know the basics, let’s talk a little bit about the differences between blogging and website building.
Websites can also be referred to as online stores due to the fact that they generally allow users to make purchases. However, this is not always the case. Blogs and websites can both be used to distribute and promote products, but they serve different purposes. A blog is usually thought of as a personal journal or diary. While a website can be used to sell products, it usually serves a business or corporate purpose.
For the purposes of this guide, we’ll refer to blogs and websites as blogs and websites, respectively. Now that you have a clear distinction in mind, let’s get to the good stuff.
The Nitty-Gritty Of Blogging
As mentioned above, a blog can be used to both establish credibility and attract potential customers. But what does that mean in practice? Let’s discuss a few things that make up a typical blog post.
The first thing to mention is that a blog post is usually used to establish credibility and trust with potential customers. When creating a blog post, make sure to do so from the perspective of a valued customer who has a need or problem related to your product or service. In other words, write from the customer’s point of view. This helps establish credibility and trust because it gives the reader the impression that you’re making an effort to understand their situation, and that you have a solution that is custom tailored to their needs. This way, when the reader takes the time to explore further and discovers you’re actually a brand new entrepreneur with no prior experience, they’ll have the expectation that you are a trustworthy and competent professional who can be relied upon to provide good advice and guidance for the business.
What Should You Blog About?
The above points established the basic idea behind blogging. Essentially, a blog can be used to build credibility and trust with prospective customers, provide them with value and build an audience. But what does that mean in practice? That depends on you. As an online marketer, you’ll want to find a way to attract the type of audience that will be most interested in your product or service. That means you’ll want to focus on a topic that is either closely related to your product or service that you’re trying to promote or closely related to a problem that your product or service solves. For example, if you’re selling shoes online, you might want to start a blog about fashion trends or style tips. Or if you’re a real estate agent, you could write a blog post covering tips and tricks for selling high-end properties.
Choosing a topic for your blog is quite easy. Just remember to keep it relatable and interesting to your ideal audience. Once you’ve found that topic, you can move on to the next step.
How To Start A Fashion Blog
If you want to start a fashion blog, a great place to start would be etsy.com. Etsy is the world’s largest online marketplace for buying and selling goods. In addition to being the largest marketplace, Etsy also offers a blog platform through which anyone can start a fashion blog in no time at all.