People ask me all the time. How do you make money online. Do you go for Pay per Click type of things, or do you go for affiliate marketing. There is also the alternative of just blogging and putting some of that Google AdSense to get some money. There are many sources, but here’s what I think is the best way to make money online.
Yes, list building. You might not make the money immediately, and the process will be long and difficult, but you’ve gotta start somewhere. But once you got a list that is responsive setup (and relatively big in size), you’re set for life. You will have that loyal following that likes what you do. That is interested in what you are doing, and will buy your stuff.
Unlike with search engine optimisation, this is sustainable. You ain’t going to have a new update such as ‘panda’ or some other inane animal name coming in and severely affecting the number of searches coming into your website. I think its not worth it if you’re going to waste so much time and money on optimisation when Google are so fickle. There isn’t a point.
A list gets you places.
Think newsletter service. Provide people with something that people want to know about. I’ve always said that people always want more information – hence the boom in e-books, and such. People want to keep learning. Many niches, I’ll just mention a few right here and I’ll pen another article about top niches in 2013.
I think the top one of course is “how to make money online”. After all, you are reading this article! I think the thing about that niche is that in essence it is teaching you how to copy their method – this being just to use that tagline of “how to make money online”, and because you bought it, you know it works. Hence of course you’re going to use their method.
Think your own product though. Its better to gain 100% revenue then just a cut for your hard work.
What I’m saying is that set up your list first. Then you can move on to bigger things.