So, can you make money online? The straight forward answer is – YES! 100%
Who doesn’t wants to earn money just by sitting at home? Of course everyone (including me)!
Three years back, I was complete Noob and enjoyed those days watching youtube, movies & downloading free songs. I was totally unaware of the fact that one can easily earn shit load of money through Internet Marketing.
Then, I accidently landed on some forum page (even I don’t remember why I got there!) This was my life turning point.
So, what was there on that forum?
Actually, someone had posted a trick to create Adsense account without a website. If you don’t know what I’m talking about then let me tell you..AdSense is world’s highest paying ad network which pays bloggers, website owners & YouTubers to make crazy money through their creatives/content. I will talk more about this topic in upcoming articles.
So, as this was a trick I gave it a try & surprisingly got an approval. Then I started blogspot blog and started posting content. I copy-pasted many stuffs from competitor’s websites & this was the biggest mistake.
Actually, this mistake helped me a lot to become who I’m right now! Mistakes are important & they make your success story much more interesting. 🙂
Let’s get back to the actual topic..So, my AdSense account got blocked as a result of my mistake. But I didn’t care, because I was not earning much through it (merely $0.2 – $0.5 a day). At this rate, it could have taken me minimum 3-4 years to get first payment (LOL).
After 3-4 months, I again started new website powered by WordPress (I’m not gonna mention it here) & started posting 1-2 posts daily. This time, I knew not to copy paste but to write unique, high-quality content.
As a result, my website started ranking high on Google & I started getting decent visitors (200-300/day). Then, I applied for AdSense without any tricks & again got approval. My site started generating $1-$2 per day.
Next thing was to rinse & repeat this method. I did that & now the site is easily earning $50-$60/day on complete AutoPilot.
My best earning was $150 on one fine day! Your Motivation is sole purpose behind revealing these earnings. 🙂
So, now you know one can really make legit money through internet and there are tons of ways to do it.
Many people say – Money Makes Money and it’s true to some extent. But I’m here to prove them wrong.
Basic Requirements You Need to Have Before We Begin:
#1. Never Give Up Attitude
Sounds simple but believe me, it’s one of the hardest things to deal with! This isn’t ‘Get Quick Rich’ scheme. You have to work hard with dedication to see money rolling in.
#2. WordPress powered website will give you a quick head start. It’s one of the best content management system available and you can easily customize your website with zero coding knowledge.
Of course, there are other ways too where you don’t require websites but if you own any then it’ll be good.
Also, it isn’t hard to create one. I’ll show you how to easily create website and install WordPress in upcoming tutorials.
#3. And the most important : Internet!
Hush….that was enough, I think. Now without wasting any more time, I’m going to reveal 50 insane ways to make passive money $$$ online that too with ZERO investment. This will be in-depth guide and will take you minimum 2 hours to read complete post. Hold on! Let’s begin this amazing journey!!
It’s very difficult to categorize the online money making methods, but still I’ll try my best.
Given below are 6 major platforms (will be adding more) :
#2. Publishing Advertisements
#3. Affiliate Marketing
#4. Selling own stuff
Now, I’m gonna give you details of all above methods.
What the hell is this? Is it really gonna get me money?
Yes, this was my reaction when I first came across it.
Dropshipping is one of the insane & easiest way to BANK REALLY HARD without spending a dime. I’ll give you a little guidance and then it’s upto you how to give some twists.
How does it work? Here’s a great example..
John is selling iPhone 6S cover for $15 on Amazon. Paul saw this and thought of making some money through it.
Paul created seller account on eBay and listed the same item as being sold by John. He’s using same item description but the pricing is $25.
Now, Alex is a customer who is searching for best iphone 6s covers on eBay because he loves to shop from here.
Eventually, he visits the listing created by Paul and buys it for $25.
Paul receives $25 payment along with shipping details. He again goes to Amazon and buys same cover from John for $15 and makes order on the name of Alex.
Did you noticed how easily Paul made $10 within no time? It’s that easy and perfect for newbies who are looking to make their first dollar.
Lots of tricks & twists can be applied here to improve conversions. There are some products which are exclusively launched on Amazon and they are not available on any other sites. So you can really bank hard by selling them on eBay or similar sites.
#2. Making money as a publisher
This one is my favorite method which makes me stable income of over $1200 per month. All you need to do is open a website or blog and start writing unique content. Then put advertisements and get paid for ad clicks or impressions.
Ad clicks : User sees your website in Google and lands on your page. He starts reading content and occasionally goes through the ads that you have integrated inside content. If it’s relevant to what he’s searching for, then he’ll click on that ad and you’ll get paid.
Ad impressions : When visitor only views your ads but don’t click on them then it’s counted as an impression. Usually, you get anywhere between $1-$5 or even more for every 1000 impressions. Generally, it’s expressed in terms of RPM (revenue per thousand impressions).
For regular information blogs, ad click forms major part of revenue while impressions just get you some pennies. But if you have a news or viral stuff site, then impressions will be enough to make a bank! Don’t take seriously, I’m just kidding. But I have seen many viral sites making over $1K daily, so it’s, of course, possible.
Now you must be thinking…
WOW! This is super easy!! I will open website right now and start making cash out of it.
Wait, it’s not as easy as it sounds. Not at all.
So, what’s the hardest part? : Ranking on 1st page of Google! There’s nothing much to explain here. It’s obvious that if you rank on the front page of Google search you’re on the way of earning crazy cash. But, there’s no point in ranking for a particular keyword having low monthly searches and low CPC.
And here comes Keyword Research into the picture.
How to do it right?
Before writing any article, firstly decide your Niche. Niche is a topic which you can explain in-depth, it’s a subject wherein you have a great knowledge and you’ve done some research.
Confused? Okay, I will make this clear using few examples.
Okay, I will make this clear using few examples.
Since I’m a Pokemon Go fan, I will take it for illustration. 🙂
I have a keen knowledge about ‘Pokemon Go’ game and I know, I can write plenty of content under this topic. So, my niche is now clear. First step done!
Next thing to do is to find high volume low competition keywords.
If I target ‘Pokemon go‘ as my main keyword, my site is Definitely not going to rank anywhere in Google and for a new domain, it’s almost impossible! I don’t know exactly, but this keyword must be having more than 1 million monthly searches. Many authority sites like TechCrunch, CNN are already ranking for it and we just can’t beat them.
Many newbies make this mistake and then quit losing time & money. It’s because they choose high competition keyword as I shown above which is never gonna hit Google’s 1st page. And according to our rule : No rankings = No money
But what if I target ‘Pokemon Go Accessories‘ ?
This search term might be having 10-15K average monthly searches and not a single site on Google’s first page is targeting this keyword. So, it’s more likely that we’ll get faster rankings by writing content on this topic. Got my point?
Next important thing is to choose right ad network. I highly recommend you to go with Google AdSense. I will be discussing more about it in next articles.
If you have an authority site which is generating high traffic then it’ll be better to go with sponsor ads rather than CPC networks.
1] Stable monthly income.
2] Not much efforts required once site ranks on Google.
3] No investment needed except domain & hosting charges.
4] You get free traffic from Search engines, no money required.
5] Excellent method for beginners.
1] AdSense is very strict about policies. One mistake is enough to ban your account permanently.
2] SEO is hard thing to deal with for newbies.
Conclusion : Decide niche, find low competition keywords, write long (700-800) words article on that particular topic, put ads and bank hard!
Above process is time consuming and it can take few months to see positive results. So, we do have another method which gives instant results and it takes just 1 hour for complete setup.
Making money with ZERO SEO Method:
Here we create a viral quiz website. Following are the basic requirements:
1] Create a WordPress website and install Bimber theme.
2] Go to Google trends and choose your country.
3] See what’s trending and create some viral stuff. For example, Pokemon Go game is hot nowadays then you can post something like ‘Solve this if you are die hard Pokemon Fan’. To create such quiz I use BuzzFeed quiz builder.
4] Now embed AdSense ads on that website and share your newly created post on Facebook, Reddit & twitter.
5] Now you don’t need to do anything! People will like your post and they’ll share it like a crazy.
6] This chain will go on linking making you tons of cash! No bullshit things, No damn SEO.
Guys, this method is a gold mine, all you need is creative thinking. Just post 2-3 viral stories daily and I’m sure you’re gonna make at least $50/day with this trick.
Hold on! This is just a beginning, there’s lot more interesting stuff below.. So just take a brake & get some hot coffee!!
Are you ready? Ok, let’s see the next method.
#3. Affiliate marketing
Don’t go on the name, it’s not difficult as it sounds. Let me make it simple..
Promote products from top sites like Amazon, eBay etc > Customer clicks on your link > he gets redirected to Amazon > as soon as he buys that product, you get certain percentage commission.
It can be done without websites too but with limited scope. Means, you can promote products through social media, forum commenting, youtube etc.
1] Affiliate account
Choose which website’s product you wish to promote and simply google search ‘website name affiliate program’ without commas. Replace website name with your desired name. Then sign up for new account and you’ll be good to go ahead.
For newbies, I will suggest Amazon affiliate program. It’s simple to use and not very hard to get your first sale.
2] Affiliate link
After creating account, you have to convert normal product link into payable link. It’s also easy. You will know it better after visiting affiliate dashboard.
Way 1 : I think, YouTube is the best platform to make passive bucks for those who don’t want to create websites. But the only problem is to get samples for review. Of course, you are not going to purchase tens of latest smartphone for making reviews.
Then how do I get started?
Start with small gadgets and focus on increasing subscribers. Contact sellers on eBay/Amazon and ask them for a review unit. It’s all about good communication skills. If you have one, then most probably you will see samples coming in at your home.
Then, make a good review and leave your affiliate link in the description. Whenever someone purchases through that link, you get paid.
Way 2 : Create a micro niche website for better result. What’s that? In micro niche, as the name suggests, you go for a narrower niche.
If your niche is ‘best coffee makers’ then you should cover all the products that come under this category and write a comprehensive review of each.
But if you add about ‘best coffee tables’ etc there, then it won’t be micro niche anymore. In fact, you can start another micro niche website with that keyword!
After finishing writing work, just put your affiliate links below each product. Embed images and redirect them to affiliated amazon pages.
If you have a good budget, then consider outsourcing content from Fiverr, Freelancer etc. But if you’re really passionate and not lazy (like me), then go ahead and write some amazing, engaging articles.
Wait for few weeks until Google starts ranking your site in SERP. If content quality is exceptional you will find site moving fast in search engines. Also, traffic from search engines like Google is highly targetted and it converts very well. So it won’t take too long to see first dollar in the account once site gets ranked #1 in Google even for low competition keyword.
Way 3 : This method is recommended for those who already own websites. It doesn’t matter which niche you work under as almost any content can be monetized with this method.
I have already talked about Amazon affiliate and you can easily embed payable links in your websites one by one. Few days ago, I was running a blog about ‘best general knowledge books’ and I had discussed about 15-18 top selling products but I wasn’t aware of such affiliate programs.
When I came to know, I started replacing each product link with my affiliate link and got plenty of sells.
But it’ way too difficult or you can say tedious to replace each link. And nonetheless, it’s time-consuming too.
Now, what if I have few hundreds of products that too from different sellers like BestBuy, Amazon, eBay?
There are thousands of merchants out there (similar to Amazon) and it’s almost impossible to sign up for everyone’s affiliate account.
It would take me a day or two to replace all existing links with my money making links right?
That’s why we got this amazing method for you!
Just signup for VigLink or Skimlinks and they will provide you some code. Then just add it in your website and relax. This code automatically converts all links to affiliate ones (over 1000+ merchants).
Of course, they take some commission like 5-10% of total revenue, but it’s worth using it.
Up till now we only concentrated on organic traffic (Google, Bing) for getting sales but this way is kinda different.
If you are targeting people living in Tier 1 countries like USA, Instagram is the best option. Just place your website link in Bio and interested people will come to the site. Since this traffic is of high quality and targeted, you will definitely get some decent sales. But you’ll need many followers to get started and I know some awesome tips & tricks to get tons of followers for free. I will surely share it here soon.
Then, you can look for other social media like Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter etc but traffic quality from these sites is not very great and results are not much impressive.
If you can invest more, then try using Facebook ads. See the results, if ROI (return on investment) is significant then just rinse and repeat this method.
#4. Selling own products
Although the drop shipping is great method it’s recommended for newbies. Once you get some experience, next step to do is sell your own products. Why? Just because profit margins are more in this case than in Drop shipping.
Here, you need some investment but returns are really high.
To do this, you need a solid & professional looking websites. It should look more like an authority site so that people landing on your page will trust it.
There are some free alternatives available like Shopify where you can easily set up store within hour or two. For long term goals, I’ll recommend you to subscibe for their premium account.
You must be thinking, how to get products for selling to my audience? Quite easy. I prefer AliExpress & DHGate for ordering products in bulk. You’ll be really surprised after looking at their prices.
For trial, order one or two samples and check if they are upto good quality mark. Then order another few products for selling and list them on your Shopify website.
Next thing is to build traffic and most difficult part. You either attract people with paid advertising (google, bing or facebook ads) or do some seo. Instagram is great place to start with. Just buy shoutoutes and you’ll see good amount of quality traffic coming to your store.
If traffic is targeted then you will get decent conversions. After earning few dollars, again invest them on advertising until you build huge empire.