Hi, I’m Matthew Jang, and I wrote a book that’ll teach you how to make money online fast.
If you want to learn how to make money online, you’ve come to the right place. In today’s article, I’m going to teach you everything you need to know about making money online…
How To Make Money Online
Before we begin, it’s important to note that though this article will teach you how to earn money online, it should not be construed as an invitation to laziness or as an excuse to abuse the system. Anybody can Google “make money online” and find dozens of opportunities to make a few extra bucks. If you can type “work from home” into a Google search bar, you’ll find hundreds of gig-work opportunities that you can do from the comfort of your laptop. No one is taking away your right to earn a living.
But what most people don’t realize is that there are hundreds of online money-making opportunities out there. It’s just that, unlike with gig-working, you don’t necessarily need to put in the effort to make a living. Even people who’ve never done any online marketing or sales work can make a fortune from online opportunities, because all you need is the desire to make money and the ability to click a mouse.
That’s why I want to teach you how to make money online fast—so you can get started right away and build a passive income stream. The truth is, if you can find an online opportunity that makes money while you sleep, you can absolutely make a few hundred bucks a month without any effort (assuming you don’t lose any of that money, of course).
The Three Steps To Monetizing Blogging
So let’s get started on how to make money online. In order to do this, you need to follow three simple steps.
The first step is to choose your niche. This is the category of online opportunity that you’ll be pitching your products to. In choosing your niche, you’re not choosing a market—you’re choosing a niche within a market.
For example, if you’re keen on pursuing affiliate marketing as a way to make money online, you could start a blog around that topic—maybe even using the platform (like WordPress) that I use to run this very website. When someone clicks on an affiliate link on my site, I make a small commission (around 4% of the sale usually). If you wanted to set up shop as an affiliate marketer, you could create a blog around the types of products I promote on my site—like Nike shoes or Kindles. You’ll then need to pick a catchy name for your blog (something that’ll make people remember it when they’re looking for information on your chosen niche).
You should also look into creating and following a niche blog community. When I first started blogging, I didn’t really know any other bloggers—and I definitely didn’t know anyone who was pursuing affiliate marketing (my previous job had nothing to do with blogging). So I did a lot of research online to see who else was in the same position as me—someone who knew nothing about affiliate marketing and wanted to start making money online quickly. I came across several niche blogs that were looking for affiliate marketers to spread the word about their products. I contacted a couple of them and ended up getting hired to write for one of those blogs—and eventually, I was making a decent amount of money every month.
To find affiliate opportunities, you can use Google’s affiliate search tool—which will search for the words “buy this product” and show you the affiliate programs that are associated with those terms. For example, if someone types “buy Nike shoes” into the search bar and hits enter, Google will return a list of affiliate offers, including Nike and several other brands.
Step two: Create a website
After you’ve chosen your niche, it’s time to create a website. A good website will tell potential customers everything they need to know about your chosen topic (your niche). In terms of blogging, you could create a site that provides helpful information for your niche—like how to buy the best LED light bulb for your money’s worth or tips on how to find the best hair accessories for your locks. If you want to create a site for a brand, you’ll need to register with the website owner first (usually via email), and they’ll give you access to their affiliate program.
The key is to create a site that provides value. If you can do this, you’ll make money online—it really is that simple.
Step three: Promote the site
Once you have your website up and running, it’s time to promote it. To do this, you’ll need to take advantage of the fact that people are searching for your products and services online—and you can do this through blogging, posting on social media, and most importantly—email marketing. Email marketing is one of the most effective ways to promote a business or blog, and you can do this through a lead magnet (like an e-book or a white paper), a resource box on your site (with a lead magnet, coupons, or special offers), or even a simple “subscribe” button on your site.
Why should someone subscribe to your site? Well, you’re providing them with valuable information (which is what drew them to your site in the first place), and you can also entice them to subscribe with an offer like a special discount or an exclusive promo code. Email marketing is one of the cheapest (and most effective) ways to promote a business—especially if you want to get started quickly. Plus, you can use tools like MailChimp or HubSpot to make email marketing a lot easier.
As an online marketer, one of the most important things you’ll need to do is gather email addresses. Don’t worry—you don’t have to have 100 subscribers before you can start making money online. You just need a small list of email addresses to get started. As you build your list, you can eventually move to automated email campaigns (like a batch-and-blast approach) to keep you from having to manually send out those emails. A popular tactic today is to simply enter email addresses into a spreadsheet (like a Google sheet) and then, using a service like Sqoop, move those emails into a MailChimp account.
So, what’s the bottom line?
In order to make money online, you simply need to follow three steps. The first step is to choose your niche. This is the category of product or service you’ll be promoting. For example, if you love to cook, you could create a blog around recipes or cooking tips. Or if you love to travel, you could create a travel blog about your adventures. Whatever you choose, make sure that there’s a large audience who’s interested in your niche (and remember: large doesn’t mean huge. Though Google searches might show you that millions of people are searching for your product or service, this doesn’t mean that they all want or need what you’re offering).
Choosing your niche doesn’t just mean creating a blog around a certain topic. It can also be referring to what type of products you’ll be promoting on your site. For example, if you’re an organic food blogger, you could create a site that provided helpful advice on how to purchase organic food or how to prepare it. Or if you’re a real estate blogger, you could create a site that provided tips on how to buy a home or how to sell your home for a profit.
When choosing your niche, you also need to consider what type of content will be most effective for potential customers. Though it might seem obvious to write about what you know (like cooking or traveling), sometimes it’s not so obvious what type of content will be most beneficial to your audience. For example, if you have a finance blog, you might want to write about investing or money management—two topics that’ll be beneficial to your audience.
Also, take some time to find out what types of questions your target audience is asking online. This will help you choose the right content to write about—and it might even spark some idea for a blog post or an e-book.