Do you want to make money online? Well, what if I tell you that you can actually make money and help other people at the same time? Yes, it’s definitely possible. In this guide, I will reveal to you how I did it.
How Helping Others Translate to Earnings?
When you provide someone the help they need, they are more likely to trust you. You don’t even have to be a subject-matter expert. If it’s something you are passionate about (such as a hobby), you can share your knowledge to others.
For example, if you know how to use WordPress then you can help others understand how to build a website. And so, by establishing your credibility online, your website visitors are more apt to trust you if you promote products or services related to website building, such as a hosting service, software or a plugin.
Step By Step Guide on How to Make Money Helping Others?
Some of the things you will need before you get started are:
- Your time. At least 2-3 hours per day.
- Patience. Making money doesn’t happen overnight.
- Computer and Internet connection. To be able to reach out to people of course!
So if you have all of the above requirements and you’re now ready to get the ball rolling, here’s a guide you can follow:
Step 1: Build Your Blog or Website
Your blog is your virtual presence on the Internet and you can put anything you want here. You have the option to set up a small online store where you can showcase products you want to sell, or you can simply put up a blog where you can write product reviews, comparisons and any useful information.
Having your own website will only cost you very little amount of money around $10-$50 per month depending on what kind of hosting plan you get, and with WordPress, you can setup your website easily.
Step 2: Creating Content
When you already have a hosting service, a domain name and a platform for your site, it’s time to create your content.
Writing is all about communicating with your target audience. So write as you’re talking to a person you know. It’s nothing to be intimidated of. And writing 2-5 articles a week would really help drive more traffic to your website. If you don’t have the time or inclination to write, you can always find freelance writers to create your web content.
Step 3: Perform SEO
Creating great content that help other people find solutions to their problem/concern is a great way to build your website’s value and help you make money but even the best content may take a while to rank in Google. For this reason, you need to do some SEO.
You may have heard that trying to improve your ranking in Google can ruin your chances of getting to the first page but this is not always the case. You just need to follow ethical methods for ranking your pages instead of using shady techniques like link cloaking, paying for links, etc.
Step 4: Making Money
The more helpful guides, reviews and articles you create on your website, the more visitors you will get. If you write quality useful content, then you’ll build your credibility among your readers and they will consider your opinions when making decisions.
For example, if your Gynecomastia-related website gets 1,000 visitors a month, and 20% of your readers consider your content useful, you can then point them to a product (such as an ebook) that can help them get rid of their Gynecomastia.
For every sale of that ebook (which can occur when the reader clicks a promotional link and is led to the company that sells the ebook), you get a commission. This is called Affiliate Marketing.
Not all affiliate marketing work this way. Some will give you a commission for every click even if the visitor doesn’t buy anything from their website
But that’s not the only way you can make money by helping others. As mentioned earlier, you can also sell your own products on your website and direct your readers to your product pages, if they want to buy the product that you mentioned in a tutorial or guide.
How much money you’ll make on the Internet is definitely up to you. I know of people making a few hundred, while I also have friends who are making a few thousand a month. But here’s the thing, if you work hard and smart, you can make this a full time income.
Should You Consider Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate marketing is one of the most sought after ways of making money on the Internet. It can provide you with a stable income. But what you can earn depends on how effective you are in turning your audience into buyers. To become an affiliate marketer, you need to:
#1 Find your niche.
#2 Learn as much as you can about this niche so you can help others, or offer solutions to their issues related to the niche.
#3 Look for affiliate programs to promote. You can sign up for affiliate networks like Wealthy Affiliate which has thousands of products that you can choose from.
#4 Read their TOS and payment guidelines before signing up.
#5 Once you’re accepted, place the affiliate links in all your webpages and make sure you have a clear call to action so your readers can easily find it.
Aside from joining affiliate marketing and setting up your own online store, there are other ways you can make money online such as by establishing a consultancy service, joining charity organizations, etc.
But in my humble opinion, affiliate marketing is really a great choice for those who want flexibility in their work hours and enjoy interacting with others online to help them solve a problem or assist them in making decisions.
If you want to help others and make money at the same time, I fully recommend affiliate marketing. I hope you found this article benefits you and changing your thought of new internet ventures.
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