You don’t need to come up with a great idea to be a successful online entrepreneur. You can just ape another successful venture. However, you need to target a totally new market or segment. For instance, a popular Indian e-commerce store copied the Ebay formula to become a giant business in the country. There are so many Fiverr clones which have been started to target a niche audience or offer a service with a twist. A Fiverr clone allows people to buy and sell stuff in 3-hours. That’s all the creativity and innovation that you need.

There are a lot of ways to do this, but I’m most experienced with re-skinning apps. Last year I was able to make over $15,000 working just 1 hour per week. If you have 4–5 hours daily to work on this, you could definitely make big money! The general idea of re-skinning apps is buying/creating a template, changing the graphics of the template, and then selling the app. The best part is that you don’t even need to know how to code!
Like reselling web hosting and domain names, you can sell almost anything by collaborating with manufacturers that offer dropshipping, which involves shipping the product to customers on  your behalf. In a dropshipping business, you collect the order on your website and then instruct the manufacturer to ship the product to your customer. The manufacturer gets paid its price and you keep the remainder.

29. Videos – This could be an entire section on it’s own. Many people have made money by creating YouTube videos. Evan of EvanTube is a kid and he has made millions by creating reviews of products that other kids his age would use. It’s not easy to get views into the millions, but once you do, you’ll start seeing some cash come in. Many bloggers have completely turned to videos to get their point across by starting a video blog.


Earning money online is as easy (or as hard) as making money offline. Though thousands  of Internet marketing gurus claim to have a secret formula for making quick money, the truth is, there is no way you can become rich overnight by just clicking a button or buying some ebook. Earning money online requires hard work and persistence. If you are ready to invest enough time and effort into it, there are plenty of methods for generating extra income from the Internet. Some of these are quick ways to make money while the rest are long-term ideas for making money.
In 2017, there were almost 90 million pet dogs in the US. Which has opened up a huge opportunity to make money online as a dog watcher or sitter. Specialized sites like Rover or Care.com connect pet owners with pet walkers, sitters, and boarding houses to help look after their best friends when they’re at work or on a trip. If you’re an animal lover, you can make extra money and get to spend some quality time with a furry friend.
Choose your niche and check for demand: The golden course combination is when you can find an in-demand niche that aligns with your skills and unique experiences. A great way to do this is to use Google Trends and Google’s Keyword Planner to look for average monthly search volume for keywords related to your proposed course content. Are people actively looking for high-quality information about this subject? Of course, if you’re already creating content for a blog, coaching service, or a site like Medium, you can test demand this way for free just like Bryan did.
Like reselling web hosting and domain names, you can sell almost anything by collaborating with manufacturers that offer dropshipping, which involves shipping the product to customers on  your behalf. In a dropshipping business, you collect the order on your website and then instruct the manufacturer to ship the product to your customer. The manufacturer gets paid its price and you keep the remainder.
Working online could actually earn you more if you play your cards well. For example, if you take on two jobs a day, you will earn less than a person who does five jobs a day. Your earnings fully depend on how much expertise you have and how willing you are to work. This means that you get value for your time and effort as opposed to working in an office for a fixed salary at the end of the month.

The truth is, in order to be successful at anything you have to be COMMITTED.  Most people simply aren't committed enough to be successful and therefor they never will.  They aren't willing to do whatever it takes.  They “want” success, but aren't “committed” to it.  They basically only way to be successful if it's convenient and falls in their lap.  Most aren't willing to invest money or commit themselves fully and I'm not willing to work with those people, as it's often a waste of time.

But don't make the mistake of thinking this will be a passive source of income—you're on call whenever you have a guest and you'll always need to keep the place clean for incoming visitors. On top of just renting on Airbnb, consider offering your guests paid add-ons, like Lauren Gheysens', Royal Day Out in London, England—where she gives visitors a local's only tour of the city, complete with bespoke 18th century costumes.


This is an awesome list. This is definitely one worth bookmarking to come back to. There are just so many ways to make money these days, especially with the internet. I especially like #38, and would even recommend taking it a step further and creating your own stock photo site. If you’re able to take a ton of photos, you can put them on your website too and have people choose how much they want to pay. Sure, you’ll have a lot of people that use them for free, but you’ll also get some people happy to pay a decent amount of change. It’s actually something I’m considering doing myself. I just have to get a decent camera. 🙂

Bula Miliana. You’re right, a lot of online income opportunities only work in some countries. Paid surveys etc. But I believe you can still access sites like Upwork and the like? If so, starting a service based business could be a good way to start an online business. I’m not sure what your skills are but if you have administration skills or know how to use WordPress, you could become a virtual assistant. The pay rates vary (but I think a beginner virtual assistant with good skills would earn at least $5/USD per hour and I know some VAs who earn over $25USD/hr when they are experienced and have a good client base).
On these websites, you'll have a store or profile presence that is usually the first thing the potential customer has in order to decide if they want to do business with you. If you're marketing your skills or knowledge, write a strong profile with references and even samples of your work. If you're selling a product or craft item, be sure to talk about your skill and how you learned the craft.
25. Products – You can create your own product, such as an ebook or computer software. You would then use your blog as a promotion tool to get people to buy your product. As long as you create a legitimate product with a whole lot of value, you should be able to get some buyers, but like everything else with a blog, you’ll need the traffic to get the sells.
The more traffic you have, the more money you can make with ClickBank. In order to maximize your traffic, you should spend some time identifying commonly searched keywords that relate to the product you plan to sell. If you create articles and other content based on those keywords you can often get some traffic from search engines, especially if you target the less competitive long-tail keywords in your niche. 

Walk around your neighborhood or town and I’m sure you’ll see tons of great local businesses with terrible design. However, with increasingly easy-to-use tools like Adobe Illustrator, Venngage, Stencil, and Visme, just about anyone with a creative mindset and a good amount of motivation can start making money online by being a graphic designer for local companies.


I found your article very interesting. I have been consulting on nutrition, fitness and stress management for quite a few years now, (more than ten). People always tell me after a week or two they are getting good results. My office had some structural damage so I’m using a small place to consult from ,which is very inconvenient. I have got my square one (set-up to take payments) a domain registered. What else should I do to start consulting online. I’m lost when it comes to setting up blog with WordPress. Help.
This is an open question, you are probably going to get bombarded with people who say they are mentors & coaches. I would figure out which niche you want to go into, then find someone who is doing well in that niche and see if they will mentor or coach you. If not, you can model what they are doing (success leaves clues). Reverse engineer what they are doing and recreate it for yourself.

I also realized that there's many people that can't afford to work with me 1-on-1, but still want to receive value from me, get their questions answered and receive feedback and advice.  That's why I decided to create a Group Coaching Mastermind.  This has allowed me to take on a group of people and coach them every two weeks in a webinar session where they can ask me questions and receive feedback.  This was another way of leveraging myself while giving people something that they wanted and was valuable.
You don’t need to come up with a great idea to be a successful online entrepreneur. You can just ape another successful venture. However, you need to target a totally new market or segment. For instance, a popular Indian e-commerce store copied the Ebay formula to become a giant business in the country. There are so many Fiverr clones which have been started to target a niche audience or offer a service with a twist. A Fiverr clone allows people to buy and sell stuff in 3-hours. That’s all the creativity and innovation that you need.

Next, you’ll need the right tools. You can be as complicated or simple as you want depending on your comfort with audio equipment, but at the minimum you’ll want a microphone and software for recording your voice. Companies like Behringer, Blue, Focusrite, and others sell studio-quality plug-and-play podcast setups that can get you recording today.
When I first wanted to become a coach, I offered myself to people for free.  I just wanted to gain experience and get a few testimonials to help build my business.  After I became more confident with the coaching process, I began charging a bit of money for my time.  At first, it was around $40/hour.  As I gained more experience, helped people get more results and became in even more demand, I was able to raise the rates to over $100/hour and beyond.
If you can design websites, there is plenty of work for you. Even if you are not very proficient in HTML, you can use softwares such as DreamWeaver or Kompozer to create websites. You can find clients on webmaster forums such as WarriorForum and DigitalPoint. Before venturing out, create a portfolio of website designs to show to your prospective clients.
If you can click interesting, high-quality photographs, you can sell your images on stock photo websites such as iStockPhotos and get paid when someone downloads your photos. Even if you upload one good photo which sells over and over again, you can make good money. Imagine the earning potential when you have hundreds of images on stock photo websites.
Prior to that group, they had an online community for teachers looking for lesson plans. That probably sounds pretty random, but it's crazy the type of communities you can build and rally people around. If it's something that you're passionate about yourself and you want to connect with others that have that same passion, then an online community is something you should definitely consider.
“I dreamed of creating a community that empowered people and gave them the tools to achieve their dreams. At the time, I felt unfulfilled and unhappy with my job and life, so TNC rapidly became my after-work obsession...I am crazy about helping others find that same “something” in their lives. Whether it be sharing all of my lessons learned so you can grow the biz of your dreams or reminding you why you’re ready, even when you think you’re not, I hope TNC unlocks something BIG deep inside you.”
The below is a very superficial overview of what it takes to become an online trainer. It’s not perfect. I know this because I wrote the textbook on online training (literally). Still, the below steps are good enough and it’s probably more important for you to get going right now with some forward momentum then getting everything right. For now good enough is just that, good enough.
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This is all you need to get started. In my early years i didnt know how to do much online except Yahoo Search Marketing (extinct now, but used to be Overture and "GoTo". I joined WarriorForum out of the reluctance of people telling Einstein here (myself) how to run my own business. Now my pride is diminished, and i learn things all the time here every week. Even from newbies.

Become the expert. The simple answer of how to get personal training clients is to make sure everybody knows that you’re a personal trainer. Once you set up your business, simply start posting workout tips on your Facebook, send an email to everybody you have ever met, and ask your parents to message their family and friends. Be sure to communicate the benefits of online training to your clients when reaching out to entice them. Here’s a list of a few of the benefits of online personal training to the client:
Just like to add 1 additional “CON” to the list of Pros and Cons of Clickbank. Their rule on paying out the commissions earned. You must have 5 sales all from different credit card accounts before they will pay you what you have earned. That flat out sucks!. Affiliates work hard to get even 1 sale and because of Clickbanks rule, lose that money over time if they cannot get another 4 sales, the commission keeps reducing steadily if 4 more sales are not forthcoming. Clickbank has got to change that rule, which many feel is illegal!. A sale, is a sale, and the commission must be paid out. Basically, Clickbank is “Ripping-Off” affiliate marketers.
Coaches, mentors, instructors, and gurus are all over the place and they advertise everywhere. Simple searches on Google will reveal thousands of alternatives. I'm surprised you're having trouble finding them because my experience has been that once they know you're looking for a mentor, they will be all over you "like flies on a rib roast." (Thanks cousin Eddy).

If you have a fondness and talent for taking pictures you can make extra money online by becoming a stock photographer and selling your images to a stock photo company like ShutterStock or iStockPhoto. You’ll get royalties every time someone licenses an image you’ve submitted. To really be successful, build your own photography website to be able to showcase your portfolio and start getting higher-paid private corporate work.


When I tell people I make money online they tend to assume that I'm running some sort of Ponzi scheme. But I've never been a good enough liar to pull that off, so instead I blog. While I make pocket change compared to the biggest names out there, there are plenty of other people who have completely replaced their full-time jobs in favor of making a living online (and we're talking six-figure revenues).  
The drawback is that it’s slow at first, it could take 2-3+ months to see your first sale if that is your main traffic source. It’s also tedious in the sense that it requires a lot of effort link building, especially if you’re trying to rank for highly competitive keywords. For an in-depth SEO blueprint, check out our how to rank in Google guide for beginners.
–>There’s a lot of flexibility in group coaching. I only offer programs at certain times of the year. What’s nice about that is that I can take downtime in between and not be beholden to clients, and I can also deliver the programs from anywhere, as long as I keep timezones in mind when I plan my travels :). Tools like Facebook have made group coaching communities instantly accessible at any time, so I can have folks all over the world participate in my group programs and get feedback when they need it.
–>You can really get your hands on people. I never wanted to full-time private coach long-term, but when I transitioned to group coaching, writing, and DIY programs, I missed the hands-on rush of working with people closely, which is why I offered career retreats once a year. Retreats are a great way to scratch that itch without exhausting you, or requiring a long-term commitment to your clients.
18. CraigsList – Some things don’t ship very well. Other things may make you feel uncomfortable to sell to someone across the country. Anytime you’re selling a large item or something you just don’t want to ship, Craigslist is a great place to go. It’s simple to list your item (again, take good pictures!). If you don’t like the idea of putting your phone number out there, the interested individual can send you a message to your inbox without even getting your email address.

Whether you have a website or are still dreaming up ideas for a blog, you can also look into affiliate marketing. With affiliate marketing, you partner with brands and businesses within the content of your website. If you mention a product or service, you link to that produce or service using a unique affiliate code you received when you signed up for that particular affiliate program. From there, you’ll make money any time someone buys a product or service through your link.
I don’t try to sell too much. All you need to do is to drive value and give good information to the buyer. Put yourself in the shoes of the buyer and address their fears and questions. Don’t beat around the bush and don’t try to waste their time and at the end, try showing some sort of proof or results. If you own the product, show what’s inside and talk about your experience with it. This will help you to build a relationship with them quickly.
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