Monday Tip – How To Kick Start Your Online Income Today

By Mark / December 13, 2010

Making money online quickly is not as easy as many so called Guru’s would have believe. It takes time to learn how to generate an income from your sites and if you aren’t careful you can waste a lot of money on programs and tools you don’t need.

One of the most common questions I see in forums and I get asked is usually something like this:

“Hi, I need to make $5000 before the end of next month will XXX program help me do that”

The genuine answer to that is probably no.

So what should you do if you want to make fast money online?

The answer to that is simple.. provide a service.

Everyone has some part of Internet marketing they hate doing, If they can get that work done at a price that they are comfortable to pay then you can make money by doing those jobs for them.

When I first started out I spent 5 or 6 hours a day building sites for people for $10 each I could make $20 to $30 an hour which was a lot more than i was making from my own sites. I continued this for a few months until the income from my own sites surpassed the income from buildig sites.

My wife needed to make a bit of money a few years back so she started writing content for people. At first it took her 30 -40 minutes to do an article, but she stuck at it and now after writing around thousands of articles she can complete a quality article in 10-15 minutes. She has clients from a number of different SEO companies as well as individuals and it’s now a full time business for her.

There is no limit to the services you could provide, in the WordPress Goldmine Forum we have members who do all sorts of things from Niche research and brokering website sales to getting backlinks and writing articles. I suspect you could actually have a site built and promoted without leaving your sofa if you wanted to.

How To Get Started?

The best way to pick up “service” jobs to start with is to post details in forums or place the details in your signature. You can also use some of the freelance sites but there is a real knack to laning your first few customers, One of my members is an expert at landing writing jobs and makes a full time income from it. He’s recently written a report about how he makes his money.

You can check out the details at Writing For A Living.

To round off this post I want to give you a chance to advertise your services for free, So feel free to add details of your services as a comment below Don’t make it too spammy and i’ll publish it!! If you want to offer a discount or do a special deal then I won’t object 🙂

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Niurka

Hi Mark!

This is right on time. I am one of those people who offer services to help pay for all of my IM related expenses. It is definitely a great way to get paid for something that you already like to do.

Niurka

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Niurka, yours is one of the services that actually makes me money rather than costing me money 😉

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Shaun baird

I can verify that the writing for a living ebook mark mentions is a good ebook, Ive read it.

My main source of income comes from writing. I write for 8 hours a day after landing a client on elance 3 years ago and have written on and off for him for these past few years. I write for him, but to mix up the content I write articles within wordpress goldmine for people as well as write sales letters.

I purchased dragon naturally speaking 11 a few months ago, and for some jobs, ie writing general backlink articles it really does help speed up the whole process. You can write an 800 word article in 5-10 minutes because all you do is talk.

For more intricate site based articles I always do proper research to get the right keyword density and related keywords in to make it seo-friendly.

Working from home is great for the freedom, but it also brings a sense of responsibility that means you must force yourself to work instead of checkign emails or going to the shops.

That said, better get back to work. if anyone wants writing of articles or sales letters feel free to get in touch – My name should be linked to my site and services.

Shaun

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Waleed

great info! You are absolutely right about how some people make it look so easy when its not and requires hard work.Plz check out my blog for info on how to make money online from home…..from adsense tips to affiliate marketing explained, we can help you…thanks

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Lucy

I completely agree that making money online is not hard at all. Especially if you have something (such as a service) to offer. Thanks for the insightful post.

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Genesis Davies

I’m a freelance writer and offer my services as a content creator and blogger for hire. I also provide custom Squidoo lenses for those looking for quality backlinks. Mention you found me on Mark’s blog and I’ll give you a 15% discount on writing services.

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Diana

I haven’t mastered anything yet to offer as a service. But am going to check out the Writing For A Living book.

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it’s a very good guide, my wife learned quite a bit from it and she’s been writing full time for a couple of years.

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John McNally

I hadn’t really thought about Internet Marketing in this way Mark, although I have already started doing it. 🙄 I like creating websites so I offered to build websites for other people. 😉

John

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