Since the 2000 internet bubble era, a lot of investors and entrepreneurs have realized that one of the surest and fastest ways to make money online is blogging. Many of these investors started their own blogs focusing on various topics and were able to drive lot traffic to their blogs, which they were able to sell their products to.
But the sad news is that things don’t work that way nowadays! Before you could start making the amount of money that you can live on from the internet by creating and selling your products online, you have to do a lot of marketing and open lectures which would finally cost you a lot of money on the long run. This doesn’t mean that there aren’t people who are making money from the internet by selling their own products, there are but they are mostly established bloggers and few new bloggers who have paid the price the hard way. Below are some ways you can make money from the internet if you don’t want to launch your own product into the market.
One of the best ways to make money from the internet nowadays is by promoting affiliate products. It’s easier to get people to buy products that are created by big and reputable companies from the internet than from individual bloggers. This is because the big companies have built a brand for themselves overtime and thus their names command great respect. For example, it’s easier for me to pay for webhosting services or email services from lunarpages or icontact because they’ve both built a reputable name for themselves on the internet.
When looking for affiliate products and services to promote on your blog look for bankable and reputable companies to promote their products and services in order for you to make money from your efforts.
Offer Services based on what you are good At
Another good way to make money on the internet at this present moment is by offering your services rather than creating products where you’ll spend lots of your money and time promoting. Many new companies and startups are now investing strongly on the internet and they are heavily hiring bloggers to do one thing or the other for them, whom they’ll pay handsomely in return.
You may need to launch your service for free, but as time goes on and your blog becomes well-known you’ll be getting invitations from companies or even individuals to work for them.
Leverage on other people’s products
You can use the products of other people to make money for yourself! This is just like affiliate marketing, but uniquely at a partnership level. You tell a blogger who has released a new product to come into partnership with you in order to promote his product together. You’ll have a percentage of the earnings that is derived through your efforts.
To increase the sales you can make through partnering with other bloggers that have products to sell, you can offer discounts to your buyers as this will attract more people to want to buy from you.
Bloggers earn as much as 2 to 4k monthly from advertisement alone, and I’m not referring to bloggers like Problogger and Copyblogger, I’m referring to new bloggers! If you can learn how to monetize your blog optimally, you can be making some extra cash from your blog every month.
You can also display adverts from third party bloggers or websites by uploading their banners on your blog, which they’d be paying a fixed amount or per referral monthly.