(08-05-2017, 12:50 AM)Below Average Genius Wrote:(08-03-2017, 05:07 AM)dclements Wrote: I know I probably sound stupid to even ask this but I'm wondering if anyone here has heard of any good ideas on how to make money online or perhaps otherwise?
I know back between 1999-2001 people sometimes got paid to "surf the web" in which some individuals(sort of unscrupulously) set up machines to trick the software o make it look like they were surfing when they were not and awhile back my brother (who is a Unix administrator) knew some friends who made money off of bit coins but for some reason things didn't work out when he tried to get in as well, although he was out of a job and kind o broke at the time as well. I have some experience with creating web sites/HTML so I'm not afraid of some of the basics of what it takes with creating and/or managing a simple website although I know that creating/non-automate site isn't as simple as some people think it is.I'm even willing to create/manage an adult site as long as it isn't one of the weirder types out there.
I'm just hoping to hear what you guys have to say and bounce some ideas off ya.
There are so many ways to make money online with legitimate businesses that, if you tried, you could hire 50 people to manage it all, yet they still wouldn't get all their work done.
Here are a few:
1- Administer a daily blog using curated popular content along with adwords (or other advertising suppliers) and/or affiliate links alongside. The advertisers will run targeted and retargeted ads based on the surfing habits of each visitor. Set up a Facebook page on the topic and then include links to curated material you post on your blog.
2- Give away free desirable reports, say on travel maybe you've written that contain your affiliate links in return for the person subscribing to your newsletter. Use the newsletter to update your list about your blog (see #1 above) where you post more articles about travel with great photos from curated articles and great topics. Your affiliate links in your emails could then be to places like Priceline or any of the others that have affiliate programs.
3- Run free drawings advertised on Facebook, or your blog is even better, for the hottest smart phones or the a great vacation. Include the ability for them to increase their chances of winning by getting their friends to sign up, too. There are software programs for this. When they sign up, the exit page takes them to a bonus article with the top travel photos of the year or something like that. The same exit page has an affiliate link for something travel related. It could be a CPA offer where you get paid a few bucks if the person fill out a request form. That money pays for your free gift you're giving away. Make sure the gift you are giving away is highly desirable and premium so that the wow factor kicks in. Now you have a growing mailing list that cost you nothing.
Probably 97% of all those who try to set up an online business never make a dime. The first three prerequisites to making money online is believing in yourself, getting focused, and taking action. Leave any of those three out and you'll likely earn zero.
That seems like some good advice.
I will admit though - believing in yourself, getting focused, and taking action are not things that come easy.
I've also thought of being an inventor but trying to get interest in a new product/gadget if nobody knows you is tricky..and requires the same stuff you wrote about to make it online.