Making money online is a lot simpler than most people make it out to be.
So my goal with this post is to simplify the online money making process down to 3 simple steps that anyone can begin taking action on TODAY.
1. Choose Your Money Making Strategy
Your first step in this simple 3-step process is to choose one (and ONLY ONE) proven money making system, strategy or method.
Once you’re making really good money with this one system, then you can expand into other money making ventures, but keep your focus only on one until then.
Here are just a few methods to making money online (again, choose only ONE)…
- Selling your own digital product(s) such as ebooks, software, Kindle books, etc.
- Selling services to people such as writing, programming, design, customer support, etc.
- Affiliate marketing
- Fiverr arbitrage
- Network marketing or MLM
- Niche blogging making money from AdSense and similar contextual advertising programs
I know there are many more ways to make money online, but those listed above should be more than good enough to get you started.
2. Drive High-Quality Traffic to Your Offer
Just like there are many ways to make money online, there are also a lot of ways to drive traffic to your money making offer.
Your second step is to choose one (yes, only ONE again) proven, reliable way to drive high-quality traffic to your offer.
Focus on that one traffic method for now. Once you’re making more money from your offer than what it’s costing you to advertise, then you can consider adding other high-quality traffic strategies.
If you’re starting out with a free traffic strategy, then wait until that traffic method is reliably making you money before adding any other strategies into the mix.
Below are some traffic strategies to get you started…
Free Traffic Strategies
- Forum marketing
- Search engine optimization
- Content syndication
- Ad swaps
- Guest blogging
- Blog commenting
- Twitter Tribes
- Google Plus communities
- Content aggregators
- YouTube marketing
Paid Traffic Strategies
- Solo advertising
- Google AdWords
- Bing PPC ads
- Facebook ads
- Your own affiliate program
That should be more than enough to get you started.
Personally, I like using paid advertising since it brings much faster results (good or bad) than free traffic strategies do.
3. Build Your Email List NOW!
“The money is in the list!”
I KNOW you’ve heard that before. If not, you have now
The most important tip I can give you is this…
Build your email list right from the beginning no matter what money making strategy, system or method you choose to pursue.
When you have an email list, you can send traffic on-demand to any offer you have very quickly.
Check out what Kim Roach says about her email list in this awesome post titled “How to Get 5,000 Visitors to Your Next Blog Post… (WITHOUT Google)“
So Let’s Recap…
- Step 1: Choose ONE money making strategy.
- Step 2: Drive high-quality traffic to your offer (the money making strategy you chose in step 1).
- Step 3: Start building your list NOW no matter what money making strategy you choose.
Now get out there, take action and make some money!