Making extra money online these days has become really easy. With all the platforms that are available world wide and the support, there is endless opportunity for creating multiple streams of income.
Often people don’t know where to start or how to start, this happened to me many years ago when I began to discover the potential of earning income from home using the internet. There is just something special about being your own boss, working flexible hours and not sitting in that morning and afternoon traffic rut, Bleh! If you put up with this daily then you definitely have more patience than me 🙂
The great news is that “traffic” has a positive connotation in the online world.
In this post I would like to share and present some ideas on how you can start or further develop your streams of income online.
- Where to start and why.
- What is a Niche?
- Affiliate programs.
Where to start and why
The best place to start is with yourself.
Spend a minute or two thinking who you really are, think of some positive changes you are capable of making.
Based on the type of individual you are, will reflect across to the people you deal with online who will potentially become part of your network or your customers.
Before we delve into suggestions for online opportunities you should do this short exercise to find a direction.
Write this down on your notepad, word or paper diary and most importantly be honest with yourself or risk running into major challenges and complications later:
- Choose something you are really passionate about and feel like you can talk or write about it extensively, it might be a few things or just one particular thing for now.
- Something you are really good at doing, like sport, cooking, gardening, helping people, music, electronics, technology, science, photography, sales, teaching, traveling or anything else you truly love and enjoy.
- Do you only intend to make money or share something valuable and unique with the world?
- What makes you unique as an individual? Perhaps something you feel no one else can relate to.
- Do you consider yourself honest, trustworthy and helpful?
- Are you the type of person that is willing to learn from other individuals even if you perceive yourself to be more knowledgeable or experienced?
If you elaborated slightly on each of these points above you will notice that the content you have written is unique. It doesn’t matter what your answers were, there is no right and wrong in this case. The whole idea of approaching all this, is to be YOU! As long as you are yourself (honest), you will remain relevant (interesting enough to follow) and build trust with those you attract.
Personally I like to share my failures with people 😀
Why you ask?
Well, firstly its better than being accused of bragging lol.
Secondly, you will hopefully learn NOT to make some of the mistakes I did. The reality is, the more we fail the more we succeed, if we don’t give up that is. Only when you give up do you truly fail.
“Success is a process, not an event”.
INVEST IN YOURSELF
The first mistake I made when starting online was to go at it alone, with no support, no capital and zero credibility.
Finding support can be essential in starting your own business venture, especially if you do it with people you can trust.
If I had to do it all over again I would have started by creating my own website (digital skyscraper), this is probably one of the BEST investments you can make if you planning to build a serious long term online business. In a near future post I will explain all the benefits of owning your own website and domain.
If you would like to see just how easy and quick it is to set up your own website for free, CLICK HERE. I highly recommend watching the video presented by Kyle, he makes it really simple.
So lets move on to the next discussion topic.
What is a Niche?
If you completed the short exercise above you should have your niche.
The proper definition in context to this post is:
As an adverb: Denoting or relating to products, services, or interests that appeal to a small, specialized section of the population.
Let me use an example.
If you chose sports, lets narrow it down to a niche.
How? Like this…
Sports – Boxing – “Boxing Equipment”
You can narrow it down even more to “Boxing Gloves” but “Boxing Equipment” will then be your niche.
Here are a few more niches within the boxing theme.
Diet for a Boxer – Boxing Exercise Routine – Boxing Gyms – Boxing Techniques.
Basically any subject you choose will have a niche (a group of people with interest) associated with it.
Do not overwhelm yourself by loading your brain with to many ideas.
The best approach is to write down some personal goals.
- What do you want to accomplish within the next 24 hours?
- What do you want to accomplish within the next month?
- What would you like to earn (per month) and how much time are you willing to invest in yourself and your business?
I wanted to address the management aspect before presenting you with a few affiliate opportunities that can and will lead to multiple streams of income if approached and applied correctly. Do not jump into all of them and expect overnight results, this will not be the right approach. Take your time, read threw each review carefully and make a educated assessment of what would be suitable for you.
I would recommend picking one and become orientated first before moving to the next.
Wealthy Affiliate – READ THE REVIEW
Global MoneyLine – READ THE REVIEW
Traffic Globalization – VIEW THE SPLASH PAGE
Amazon – READ THE REVIEW
Dreamstime – READ THE REVIEW
BidorBuy – READ THE REVIEW
Ciao – READ THE REVIEW
Jaaxy – READ THE SUMMARY
eBay – READ THE POST
Then last but not least, if you are new to online sales, promoting or affiliating, you might find THIS POST very useful.
Please feel free to leave a comment below should you have any questions, concerns or you would like some more personal advice on where to start.
I will be glad to assist you to the best of my ability 🙂