With the holidays fast approaching and the new year just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about – and developing – your game plan to make money in 2018 online. If you start getting yourself organized right now, you could be looking at a very lucrative year ahead.
If you are new to the MMO game, it is important to understand one thing: the earning potential offered by the Internet is truly limitless. There is no reason why anyone – and I mean anyone – should have trouble creating and sustaining a lucrative income without ever involving a commute, a boss, or any of the other negatives associated with traditional job or career scenarios.
Let’s start by getting some cash in your pocket right away. There are so many ways to make fast money online, it would be impossible to list them all. This article gives you an idea of the types of options that are available to you, but it really is just the tip of the iceberg.
Just to give you a taste, here is a short list of things companies are willing to pay people to do, and, in some cases, pay really well:
- Watch videos
- Complete surveys-Chek our guide here
- Perform web searches
- Visit websites and give feedback
- Sell DVDs, CDs, books, electronics, etc
- Sell your phone usage logs
- View ads on your smartphone
The possibilities are practically endless, and, you can have a lot of fun along the way, but these are just short-term quick-fix solutions. Now let me show you how to take that short-term money and build something bigger.
The right balance of short-term earnings and long-term commitment can help you develop a formidable online income. Out of all the ways there are to make money online, none come even close to content marketing in terms of versatility and long-term earning potential. Here’s how it works:
#1 – Buy a Website Domain
Domain names usually cost about $15 per year and can be automatically renewed so you never risk losing them or having your site(s) shut down. Most hosting companies offer various blogging platforms as free add-ons and I highly recommend installing one and using one of the default themes that come with it to start out. As you start making money, you can also make upgrades.
#2 – Start Blogging
Research some popular blog themes and decide what kind of content you would like to produce. It can be anything from a light-hearted humor-based blog with tons of goofy quizzes, to an upscale travel blog, to one on current trends in science, technology, medicine, education, etc. There is a market and audience for practically any subject or theme.
#3 – Choose (and Produce) Quality Supporting Content
Words, when used well, serve multiple purposes from engaging and growing your audience to ranking higher in the search engines. When coupled with good supporting content, though (like images, videos, and other forms of visual media), your odds of reaching and engaging with a larger audience increase dramatically. Invest in some good stock images and video, then branch into creating branded content as your site grows.
#4 – Market Your Blog
Start by embedding ads from major search and content marketing sites to your blog posts. We’ve all seen them and they are usually free to run on your pages. Then, make an account with a few Pay-Per-Click (PPC) sites and create simple ads to promote your posts. The ads you buy will generate traffic, and your site visitors will click on the on-page ads. That is how content marketers make money.
If you can afford $5 a day, you can advertise your blog on major search and social media sites and almost instantly expand your reach. You can always throw more money at content that is getting good responses and generating good ad revenue.