What you may not know is that you hold the key to creating and distributing compelling online content that can earn you extra income.
Once you reach readers and hold their attention, you can turn your little internet venture into a thriving, profitable business!
I’ve escaped the rat race by learning how to create a successful online business and have watched a lot of other people do it too.
Here are three concrete ways that you can turn your valuable knowledge into revenue-generating internet content:
#1: Produce a Podcast
Podcasting is an inexpensive option for creating in-demand content.
You can download a free recording program from audacity.sourceforge.net, where you’ll also find tutorials on the technical side of podcasting.
When you get the hang of producing quality podcasts, you need listeners.
You can find them by submitting your podcast to directories such as podcastalley.com, promoting it through a website or blog, or advertising in forums and newsletters.
The bigger your market, the better. Don’t be afraid of competitive markets. They’re big for a reason — they pay and people are listening!
You’ll then be able to make money by finding a sponsor who is willing to pay to reach your listeners. You could find your own advertisers, or join a podcasting network such as podtrac.com.
If your content is desirable enough, you can charge for access to it through services such as iTunes (apple.com/itunes). If you are selling your podcast, however, it’s a good idea to create a free content version too in order to reach new listeners.
#2: Create an Online Newsletter
If you prefer the written word to audio podcasting, good news — there’s a lot of opportunity here.
Email newsletters are perfect for marketing your own products if you’re running an online business.
You can also make money by selling space to advertisers or even charging for subscriptions.
That said, you’ll still need to take care of some technical details.
The best way to distribute newsletters is through an autoresponder list service. These can be set up to automatically deliver pre-written emails to subscribers at set intervals.
Each new subscriber will receive all of the emails in your predetermined sequence. That means you can load up a year’s worth of content (or more), and it’ll automatically publish straight to your subscribers’ email boxes without you touching it again!
A free auto-responder can be downloaded from responders.com, while a more professional program can be bought from aweber.com.
These programs will also help with managing your subscriber list, so you stay spam-compliant.
You can create beautiful PDF documents using a free program such as openoffice.com.
If you’re concerned about having to create your own content, don’t be!
You can get free stock photos and articles from sites such as publicdomainimages.net and ezinearticles.com. You can also pay for pre-written content from sites like associatedcontent.com.
By using the tools from services such as aweber.com, you can grow your online newsletter list to hundreds or even thousands of people.
#3: Teach People All Over the World
If you have a skill that others want to learn, consider teaching. And I don’t mean in a classroom…this is about earning money online, after all!
You can write content for a site such as demandstudios.com, who will pay for articles. Alternatively, you can become an online tutor and communicate directly with students through video chat and email.
Find your own students by advertising your services on craigslist.org, or join a company that will pair you up with suitable learners.
Websites that recruit online teachers include universalclass.com and tutor.com. WizIQ.com has a teacher directory where you can describe yourself and potential students can find you.
As you can see, making money online requires a good idea, relevant skills, and the initiative to explore your options.
The people who create a successful online business don’t belong to any exclusive networks or know any special secrets…they just pick a method and get to work!
The payoff — making your own hours, working from wherever your want, enjoying a steady stream of income— is significant.
If those benefits sound good to you, check out this video I made about creating wealth online.
You’ll learn how you can join other “lifestyle entrepreneurs” who bring in jaw-dropping income from their internet businesses.
About the Author:
He calls himself the “coffee shop millionaire” as he prefers to spend most of his time working from local coffee shops rather than working from home.
Anthony is known as an excellent communicator and effective coach. His training programs such as Coffee Shop Millionaire teach people how to start their own dream business, create absolute financial freedom, and escape the rat race for good — faster than they ever thought possible.
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