Let's Make Money Online in 2018

Regardless of where you are, the economy is in a mess but that isn’t news to anyone. Especially to those that have lost their jobs or businesses because of it. Even those that have been lucky enough to keep their jobs are concerned about how much longer that is going to last.

Well, you can either choose to wallow in it and continue to ponder the future that seems to be bleaker than usual or you could rise to the occasion and start taking action.

Life is all about choices. It’s hard if you live it the easy way and easy if you live it the hard way.

In today’s recessionary economy, it has becoming the newest national past time to find ways to make money online.

People are being bombarded on a daily basis with online money making opportunities. They are everywhere out there but going through them and deciphering which one is best for you and your particular skill and interest can be overwhelming.

It can’t be denied that there are plenty of money making opportunities online and blogging is - has always been and will always be – the primary choice of wanna-be internet entrepreneurs. After all, it’s the easiest vehicle to make money with little or no capital investment.

In fact, it’s the perfect platform to make money and bring foods to the table. It’s no surprise that people of all ages, the young, the retiree, stay-at-home mums all flock into the blogging bandwagon.

Thing is, blogging for money can be extremely confusing. There are so many different ways it can be done. And before you can even get started, you have to know what blogging is, how and where to do it.

Once you have educated yourself on blogging and know that a blog is a weblog or online journal. There are a variety of platforms like HubPages, Blogger.com, WordPress.com where you can start a blog for free and you are on your way.

The next thing is to decide what to write about. What you choose to write can either make or break it.

If you choose a niche that only you and a small number of people are interested in, it will be very difficult for you to make any money out of it. Likewise, the more interest that you can generate in your topic, the more likely you are to be able to generate profits from it.

It’s also worth keeping in mind that you want to pick a topic that not only appeal to a majority of people but is also unique enough that everyone in the world isn’t already doing it.

For a start, choose a niche that you are passionate in and knowledgeable about. It’s the key ingredient of keeping you motivated and stay longer in the business.

When all is done, the question is how do you make money from my blog?

I’m sure by now you know that if you are going to talk about how cute your cat is or what you had for dinner, you might as well get a job at McDonald for its measly pay.

My point is tad simple. No one really cares about your cat or your sponsored dinner for that matter.

If you want to make money from your blog, you need to have readers who care about what you write. Yes, you certainly require sustainable traffic and more importantly, the know-how to turn that traffic into customers (which is of course beyond the scope of this article – I suggest you take a look at the Keyword Academy).

In simple term, money is the by-product how you use your blog to generate interest and put your readers into pre-sale mode.

For starters, when you carry and market someone else’s products on your blog, this process is what we call, affiliate marketing. For each sale generated from your blog, you’ll get paid commissions in a varying degree of percentage depending on the products.

I recommend searching for the hottest and newest products in Clickbank, Amazon or Commission Junction. Of course, there are tons of affiliate products on the net. All you need is to find one that suits your niche.

And once you get into the groove of blogging and realize your own potential, doing freelance job can be another profitable, quicker way to make money online.

For instance, if you have a knack for writing, you could easily get writing gigs at elance.com and scriptlance.com. The truth is there are scores of people who are in need of writers to do everything from writing articles to ghostwriting books.

Or you can write for Associated Content or eHow and earn upfront payment for the articles you submit as well as royalties each month based on the number of times your articles have been viewed.

The options above are not meant to be-all-end-all of how to make money online. I’m merely presenting you with several opportunities you can grab right out of the gate.

The internet opens up a whole world of opportunities for those looking to make money online. It’s just that finding the right one for you is the most difficult part of the equation.

The important thing to remember is not to judge what you can or cannot do. As the journey of a thousand mile begins with the first step, never let the fear of failure leads you to inaction.

So don’t belittle yourself. YOU CAN DO IT! In fact, come rain and shine, anyone with a computer and an internet connection can do it.

Now, go grab your piece of the pie and rise to the occasion.

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