Make Money at Home
4 Money Making Ideas You can Use to Profit
You’ve probably heard this saying before – lather, rinse and
repeat – and that’s exactly what you should do. When you find a
way to make money that works for you, repeat the process over
and over again in different niches and/or with different
These methods are not hard to do, but they will require some
effort on your part, as does anything else.
With that said, let’s jump right in…
1. Answer a question
That almost sounds too simple, doesn’t it? Here’s what I mean…
Visit forums, Yahoo groups, MySpace or other social networking
sites. Find out what kinds of questions people are asking or
what kind of information they’re interested in.
Then write a report that answers their questions. Or put
together a short web page with reviews of 3 or 4 different
products that will answer their questions. (This way they’ll
have a choice of which one to buy.) Of course, each product on
the web page will contain your affiliate link.
No matter which method you choose, simply add a link to your
sales letter or review page in your signature file at the forum
or group. (Don’t blatantly advertise, though, because you don’t
want to get banned for spamming.) Use an enticing line of text
that links to your web page so people will be interested enough
to click your link.
Here’s an example:
Let’s say the forum you visit has hundreds of people interested
in learning how to make an “old fashioned” craft item of some
sort, but they can’t find directions anywhere. The members
continuously ask if anyone there has a pattern, so you can see
that this is a “hot topic” at this forum and probably at others,
You happen to be an expert on making this particular item, or
you know where you can find instructions for it, so you simply
write a report detailing how to make it. Or you can do some
research and locate an ebook (or a couple of them) that is
exactly what the forum members are looking for, then create a
quick web page reviewing the product(s), using your affiliate
links so when they buy you get the commission.
Then take few hours daily to browse and post relevant content in
the form of answers to members’ questions or by asking your own
questions and posting comments. You’ll have the link to your web
page in your signature file and if you use a line of text such
as “Let Me Show You How to Make (name of craft item)” people
will click your link and you’ll make sales.
2. Find a need for a service, then provide that service
You’ll make money selling the instructions for making that old
fashioned craft item I used as an example in quick profit idea
#1, but you can also take this a step further… why not locate
groups of people who are NOT interested in making the item, but
rather, in buying the item?
You’ll have to search out other forums or groups of people who
buy antiques or crafts, but again, if you see that they’re
asking for that item you’ll know you can have a hot seller.
Simply create the product, have someone create it for you or
even find some at local garage sales; write your sales letter
and then put your link in your signature file. Remember to use
an enticing line of text to make people notice it and click the
Here’s an example:
Visit forums where Internet marketers hang out. You may be
surprised by some of the questions people ask. For instance,
many new marketers don’t know how to upload files to a server so
they ask how to do it. Many don’t know how to edit html pages or
create/update a website. If you’re good at any of those things,
offer your services for a small fee. (Don’t forget to use a link
in your signature so you’re not spamming the forum.) or… teach
them how to do these things for a small fee!
And services like these aren’t just for new marketers who don’t
know how to do them. Other people outsource many of these jobs,
too, to save themselves time. You might be surprised at how much
money you can make by doing small, odd jobs. Remember the old
saying “it’s a dirty job, but somebody’s gotta do it.” People
will pay someone to do jobs they dislike or don’t know how to
do. You can be the Internet’s version of a “handyman.”
3. Write content for profits
With all the free information available on the Internet it might
be hard to believe, but some websites will actually pay you for
Do a search for “get paid for content” or “get paid to write
articles” and other similar terms in Google and see what comes
up. There are sites available that will pay you to write
articles or other types of content such as “how to” do
Associated Content (http://www.associatedcontent.com) is one
such site, but there are others, too. Just be sure to follow
their guidelines for the content you submit to them. Some
require that it be exclusive content, while others don’t. Some
will require a minimum or maximum word length, while others
don’t care how long or short it is.
Another idea in this category – write articles on numerous
topics and sell them with Private Label Rights. You can target
MANY markets this way…
“One size” doesn’t necessarily fit all here. Instead of
targeting all marketers with your niche PLR articles, promote
each niche’s articles to marketers in that niche by posting
messages at forums within the niche market. You can also find
webmasters in the niches you write articles for and contact them
by email or phone and let them know you sell PLR articles that
they might be interested in.
4. Create Your Own Products
Yea, I know… this is something many people are afraid of, but
it’s easy if you purchase products with Private Label Rights and
then edit them to make them your own.
Since Private Label Rights means you can edit the ebook and add
your name as the author, that’s exactly what you need to do to
make it your own product.
Simply use the original product as an outline, changing it as
you wish, to add more content and personalize it to “sound” like
you. Do research, if need be, to get more information on the
topic so that you’re sure you’re giving solid information. Be
sure you fix any spelling and grammatical errors, too, for a
more polished and professional product.
But how do you pick a topic and where do you sell it? The same
way I suggested in quick profit ideas #1 and #2 - forums and
online groups are a good place to start. In addition to having
your link in your signature file look around for potential joint
venture partners, too. A quick email to a few of them offering a
50/50 or 60/40 split of any sales they make could bring you a
lot of money.
Of course, if you have your own opt-in list then you can just
offer it to them if you’d like. But don’t sell yourself short…
visit forums and leave your link in your signature file and find
website owners to do joint ventures with.
Make Money, If You Have Your Own Money Making
Idea, You can Sell It to People
If you’re one of those webmasters that isn’t quite fond of all
the other money making tricks and tips and you’re a good
thinker, why not make your own? The benefits are endless, not
only will you be able to use your own method to gain money, but
you’ll also be able to sell your own method to other webmasters
across the globe – which means even more money for yourself.
A good money making idea is usually a good one when it doesn’t
saturate because a lot of other people are using it, take for
example article writing – there can never be enough article
writers because articles and content need to be produced
differently on a day to day basis just so webmasters websites
and blogs are kept updated and they can still battle out their
competition, even when they don’t have any time to update the
content themselves they can hire someone to do it for them.
It’s pretty easy to think of a different method yourself as
well, it doesn’t typically have to be a unique idea it could
well be an existing idea but slightly changed and improved. Take
for example an article writing service that offers uniquely
written content; you also have a program which automatically
submits the new articles to article submission websites so your
customers are also gaining back links to their websites. This
means you will have a lot more customers and you can charge more
for the automatic submission service.
Once you’ve found yourself a good idea and you feel many people
will benefit from it, create an eBook if you have the ability to
do so and get an eBook picture made so users are more enticed to
buy your product (your eBook graphic just gives your product a
professional finish). If you feel your eBook is really worth
purchasing, make a price tag you’d like your eBook to sell for
and I can guarantee if you give a good description of the method
you’re selling and give a few free review copies to reputable
members of forums (if this is where you’ll be selling the eBook)
you will make hundreds of sales.