Friday, July 19, 2013

Diversify your Earning Online to Create a Full Income on the Internet

It's no secret that earning online is easy, especially when said than when done. You are probably tired of reading blogs that promise to show you how to make a fortune online, only to realize that they were really hoping you would click some ad since just like you, they are still not making anything. It's hard to hustle on the internet where things change everyday and what was in yesterday is old news today.

For many people making money online is never easy, more so from blogging. So how do bloggers manage to make a living year in year out without complaining? Are guys seriously depending on good old Google Adsense? Do most bloggers get enough traffic to make more money than the likes of Copyblogger, Problogger among others?

The truth about making money online is about finding opportunities and grabbing them before anyone does. Just because I spoke against freelancing in my last post doesn't mean you quit altogether. I meant that you shouldn't make it your only source of income. Learn to diversify.

For example, while earning money from Google adsense, you can still add a 'programmer for hire', or 'writer for hire' etc page on your site and make an extra income from events or work your readers give you. Believe you me that most people are more likely to hire someone they know or trust. Your readers are used to communicating with you(assuming you have a busy site) and will have some level of trust in you and your ability to deliver.

There are also other ways to make money online. You can create websites, promote them for a year or two then sell them for a profit. Barely three years after Instagram was launched, they sold to Facebook for a cool billion. You might have to be very creative to create websites that sell for such staggering amounts like that, but you can make a good fortune selling websites.

The thing is not about being a 'Jack of all trades and master of none' but mastering what you do and juggling to make an extra coin. It's easy online because you can easily get paying clients and marketing is easy. People juggle between jobs in the real world and it is usually harder. For the internet entrepreneur who is willing to work hard, some extra money for entertainment is always forthcoming.

Don't stick with one thing if it's not paying enough. Not unless you are sure of what you are doing and have clear goals. Try something extra if you can. Money is good, extra money is always good, always welcome.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Beyond Freelancing: Make a Dependable Earning Online.

Freelancing is arguably the  easiest way to make quick money online. You just need an account and a skill. What you make translates to how fast, accurate and hardworking you are. The opportunities are endless, so long as you can stretch your muscle.

The list of freelancing sites is endless, but come to think of it, their investors have a head count, and they are not so many. The problem with freelancing is that it provides you with your daily bread, so long as you can work. You could say that you are always ready to work, but think about it, you want to rest too and let your work work for you and your money to bring you more cash. It's always welcome,old notes, crisp notes, virtual, plastic, money is always good. You want to invest your work so that it can bring more money tomorrow.

When you are freelancing, you never have any rights to your works. As soon as you sell them to the guy hiring you, they cease to be yours. Say you write an article and sell it for a $1 or $5 if you get a good deal , even if your article went viral and earned they guy who bought it a fortune, you would never claim it, even the credits.

It's always a good thing to create a business, however small for your products. There are so many ways you can sell your work so it brings you money everyday. For example you can create a website for your product(say software) and sell it to many customers by charging for downloads. Last time I checked, the mama mboga was selling his Sukuma wiki online, high end market.

By taking time to develop on your works and sell them for what they are really worth, you will never make enough to live off online. Freelancing is for college, build a small business after that. It's a way to grow out dependency. In Robert Kiyosaki's cash-flow Quadrant, the idea is to be on the side where either people work for you or money is working for you. Take some time to look at the image below.

Take some time to invest a future for yourself, so you can get more time to play and share laughs. Trust me, they are the most important things about life.

I have nothing against freelancing, it's an easy way to make a quick shilling, however if you want to make big bucks,  like they say it, you have to grow past that.