Jonathan Goodman, a former personal trainer, is the founder of the PTDC and Fitness Marketing Monthly. He’s the author of multiple bestselling books and creator of the Online Trainer Academy, which offers the first and most recognized certification in online training. Originally from Toronto, Jon and his wife Alison spend their winters traveling the world.
If you want to help shape products in their early stages, joining an online focus group or answering survey questions is a great way to make extra money online. They don’t pay as much as some of the other options we’ve highlighted, but you can join groups on sites like Survey Junkie, Swagbucks, and IPSOS that pay out through Amazon gift cards, check, or PayPal. You’ll be asked to provide a bit of information about your demographics (age, location, etc…), but after that you can get going making money through surveys.
With so many possibilities to make money online these days and T-shirt business on Amazon (Merch by Amazon) is one of the best possibilities. With the Merch by Amazon print on demand service, you sell only the t-shirts your customers want to buy. You never have to worry about inventory or out-of-pocket costs. To get started, simply set-up your Merch by Amazon account, upload the artwork for your t-shirt, and push submit - Amazon takes care of the rest.
Every year, hundreds of millions of documents are notarized in the United States: wills, mortgages, citizenship forms, handgun applications. While for decades, this has all been done in person, there is a budding crop of sites that allow notaries to take their services online. If you’re already a notary, you can sell your services online. Or, if you want to get started, check out the National Notary’s checklist for becoming a certified notary.
Interest in the niche. Passion/huge interest is a bonus. People really underestimate this point. You’ll be eating, drinking and breathing this product/niche for weeks, possibly months and years to come if it's successful and you start focusing on growing it. Having an interest in it makes things so much easier and helps you keep going when things get tough.
I would recommend looking at Chupamobile to buy templates because you can get one for around $50 - $200. This is actually really cheap because you’ll be able to re-skin this app an unlimited amount of times. After you’ve purchased the app, you change the graphics. You can Google a lot of different stuff that you may want to change. As you do more re-skins you will get really good at this part. Finally, use the site Flippa to make an auction for your app.
If you enjoy taking pictures, creating illustrations, producing video, or producing audio, some sites will pay you for the rights to sell your work to its visitors. One of the biggest online services is iStockphoto, which gives you up to a 45% royalty rate for every picture or work of art they sell. Other sites included Depositphotos, Dreamstime, Fotolia, and Shutterstock.
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.
Plus, you can use another free app called Paribus. This price-tracking app negotiates a refund if something you buy goes on sale. Want an example? Let’s say you buy a tv, and it goes on sale three days later. You can get a price protection refund. Using Paribus is an easy way to monitor shopping purchases. Let’s face it, most of us don’t know about these claims.
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.
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.
Since coaching and consulting isn't a passive income stream and it actively requires my time, there's an opportunity cost for me in taking on clients. That opportunity cost is it takes away my time that I could spend on creating passive income streams. That's why I'm in a position where I can charge whatever I want if people want my 1-on-1 help. As I grow and make even more money, I will be forced to continue to raise my rates, as whatever I'm charging now won't be worthwhile enough for me to take on clients at.
If you really wanted to make the list even more exhaustive, you could also discuss the various biological money-making methods (e.g., sperm donation, egg donation, etc.) and/or go into the more technical (e.g., hosting websites on one’s own server, building computers for others, etc.). Also, you could potentially explore those well-known money-making ventures, such as trading on the stock market, which are seemingly difficult to enter into by their apparent complexity by listing various online instructional tools which assist novices looking to get involved in them (e.g., Investopedia’s online simulator to prepare for buying/selling stocks). Sometimes those methods of making money which appear to be the most difficult are, in fact, relatively simple once you understand the underlying conceptual framework – many people just don’t realize this.
Write 3-4 phases of programming for each client type. Each client in the same category will receive a similar template with a couple individualized tweaks, based on his or her questionnaire answers. (For example, a client with shoulder pain might do an incline neutral grip dumbbell press instead of a bench press. They would still perform 4 sets of 8-10 reps at a 4010 tempo in phase one though.) Once you have a template for each client group you can individualize per client much easier based off of the information you gain from your intake.
Google's getting strict in which, once they get to your site, they're check your whole funnel because they don't want you to promote shitty authors because it makes them look bad, because it gives users a bad experience for using Google, but in general I haven't found Google to go as far as go all the way to checkout after they buy a product it's very rare, so you could just send them directly to the ClickBank product, plus, they converted and if they don't buy, you have their email address, because they bought the tripwire offer for you and not all of them will buy the other offer.
Video is growing like crazy. And more and more people are looking for professional help cutting their raw footage into viral-worthy content. If you have the right software and a bit of skill, you can easily make money online as a video editor. Check out these article of Fstoppers on how to become an online video editor and then look for relevant jobs on Mandy.com, Creative Cow Job Search, or ProductionHub.