Better yet, you can even upload your own book to one of the world’s largest book sellers: Amazon. With Amazon self-publishing, you set the price, retain the rights to your book, and get access to Amazon’s massive audience. For every sale, you keep 70% with Amazon taking the remainder as a fee. If you want to get started, check out Leslie Samuel's great guide to selling eBooks online or follow Tara Gentile on CreativeLive as she shows you how to use your existing body of work to write an eBook within the next week. Who knows, you might just write one of the best business books of this year!
So many people dream of writing a book, but never go through with it. Yet no matter what, I’m sure you have experience and value you could give through writing a book. By packaging your skills and knowledge into a downloadable eBook that helps people learn a skill, advance their careers, or start a businesses, you can change someone’s life and even make good money online.
Part of what you’re teaching the clients— whatever it is you’re teaching them— is to be committed and consistent. That’s why it makes sense to sell packaged rather than individual sessions. Consider it onboarding; take their interest from casual to consistent, and start to build a longer-term relationship with them. Whether it’s once, twice, or several times per week, sell packages that last for at least 3 months.
I was thinking print because I understand that market much better, as I come from that world. Also, there is an immense amount of competition online, specifically regarding PPC. Finally, print offers something which PPC ads do not IMO, which is, when people see something in a newspaper or magazine, they give it more weight. They tend to put more trust into it. Even though they shouldn’t, they assume because something is in print, it must be good and worthy. However… 

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.

Guest post on related websites to yours:When your website is ready and populated with great content,start looking for guest posting opportunities. If you guest post on related websites to yours,you will get targeted visitors. On the other hand ,if you guest post on non related websites ,it will be tough to convert visitors from those websites into buyers. Here is why guest posting is so powerful : (1) You get targeted visitors that some of them will buy and or subscribeto your mailing list,(2) You get backlinks that search engines love ,(3) you gain trust and people will be very happy to buy from you ,(4) you increase your brand's awareness.


What print does not have going for it is, the ability to drill down and achieve incredible depths of consumer insight, and then reach those people based upon interests, age, hobbies, occupations, income levels and so forth. This is quite valuable. But it is also quite complex, and since it is not my main area of expertise, I would prefer to test the waters – at least initially – via print.

Next, you need to set up and build your YouTube channel. Your YouTube channel is your homebase for all your content. If you already have a Google account for Gmail or Google Drive, then you can use that to log-in to YouTube and start setting up your channel. Pick a username that works for you and is memorable (if you’re using an existing Google account you’ll have to edit your username in Google+).


Clickbank, huh… now that’s a name I haven’t heard in a while! I remember messing around with them back in 2011 when I was a newbie. Never did make any money with them, haha, but I’ve seen plenty of people who have! I’ve just never been any good at pushing the weight loss stuff, which I’m pretty sure is where most people make their money with Clickbank. 

Once you have that problem or need nailed, the next step is to validate that idea and make sure you’ve actually got customers who will pay for it. This means building a minimum viable product, getting objective feedback from real customers, incorporating updates, testing the market for demand, and getting pricing feedback to ensure there’s enough of a margin between your costs and what consumers are willing to pay.
The most underrated thing and the BEST part to me is; that hard earned traffic is given to you for FREE, people already know about Amazon, but people don't know about your website/blog/etc. There's easier ways to get more exposure with your product. You can rank your product on page 1 pretty easy and doing so will make your product viewed by hundreds of thousands of purchase ready customers. I am 20 years old and I'm pulling it off, i'm sure you can do this too. If your interested I can show you how to start an Amazon business, and what I personally do to grow it. Amazon isn't saturated, but with that being said this takes work, so if you're willing to work at this then this WILL replace your full time income. Hopefully I helped.
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 just had a website up with your picture that says “I'm a coach, hire me!”, people will say “Who cares?”  People are much more likely to hire and work with someone if they've already provided value to them in advance (through your content) and they've established a relationship with you (through your content).  If you just have a coaching website that offers coaching – nobody cares because nobody knows anything about you, haven't received any value from you, nor do they have any relationship with you whatsoever. 

5. Make great utilization of your chance - The best thing about profiting on the web is it can make great utilization of your leisure time. Consistently it isn't squandered and you can get things done with it. Advance your insight about web promoting can be a decent device to profit and develop your business. To profit online you don't need to work all day. Regardless of the possibility that you burn through 2-4 hours of valuable time, you may wind up paying many bills by means of your online earnings.
If you’ve got a way with words and expertise in a niche, there are plenty of sites that will pay for articles and content you write. Think of the sites you read regularly. What can you contribute to them that would be interesting? Research your niche and then look for ways to pitch articles. Many sites will simply have a submission or contact link in the footer. To get started, check out my full guide to becoming a freelance writer on the side and then submit your articles to places like Listverse, TopTenz, A List Apart, International Living, FundsforWriters, and Textbroker.
This is a great read. I’m always looking for extra cash. I just wanted to share something I’ve been doing recently. I run an office and have noticed that unused toner was piling up in storage. I looked into returning it, but that was no good. I tried out the site called tonerconnect.net and was impressed. They had quick service and the payout was nice.
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.
Software is important, but not imperative. You can still use them, but the days of Excel spreadsheets are over. Good software automates almost every aspect of your business. I’m an unabashed fan of Trainerize (and have since become an advisor). If you want to give the program a try, use this link and you’ll also get a free Ebook from me on getting your first few clients.
I got a question about the funnel. You were talking about the first page to be a blog page. I interpreted it as having you own blog(website), that should compete with other expert website. I was wondering if the first step of your funnel can be the opt-in page. The blogs that refers to the opt-in page are guestblogposts on expert websites, so multiple ways of traffic and seo. So you are only building an opt-in page, thank you page, landing pages etc on your website, but no blog to become an expert. Is that something you can do? Or is that not Google friendly or most expert websites are against?
THOSE are the people that I want to work with – the ones that are committed and make things happen.  They find a way.  They don't have excuses.  They take massive action.  They are COMMITTED.  And guess what?  I have many clients that don't have money, work full-time jobs (or go to college) and don't have the time, have their families, etc, etc… but they find a way to hire me and take action, because they are committed and willing to do whatever it takes.  These are people that get results working with me.
Once you’ve decided what kind of sessions you’ll be running, the next step is to decide the length of your program. One mistake to avoid is simply charging by the lesson. While this may seem flexible and convenient for the client, it almost always interferes with the results. When someone pays in advance for 6 or 12 sessions, they’re far more likely to attend them, and far more likely to see a difference. Otherwise, the casual client may drop into the occasional session, fail to see progress, and assume you’re to blame!
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.
The final way that I make money online is through coaching and consulting.  Coaching and consulting was one of the first ways that I monetized my blog and is often one of the easiest ways to make money online, if you have the following and visitors.  When you're an expert or authority in your market, people will often seek you out for help and advice.
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.
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.
If it’s not clear yet, information and expertise are two of the most consistent and lucrative ways to make extra money online. If you don’t like talking on the phone, you can sign up to get paid to answer professional questions on JustAnswer. There are thousands of questions being asked every month from people looking for help from lawyers, doctors, mechanics, vets, and more. To apply, you’ll need to supply your professional verification, resume, and a form of identification.
Uploading videos on YouTube - You can monetize your funny videos on YouTube with Google AdSense. All you need is a YouTube channel then upload videos of your funny cat or your crazy friend, and YouTube viewers will get you paid. Getting paid to download apps. You can get paid by specific companies by downloading their apps and getting bonuses for every week the app remains installed.
Thanks! I have a few products mixed into my blog posts, and will be adding more. I have found CB to be a mixed bag so far – but need more time to see how it pans out. Also wondering about setting up more sites to follow the funnel you set up. I was pleased to hear you mention having 3 follow ups in the responder sequence. Someone else had suggested 10! I figured by 4 or 5 you lost them anyway.
- To brief it to you without overwhelming you with information, what I do is source products from china in bulk (DIRT CHEAP) lets say I buy 200 units for the price of $1, and I send it to Amazon's fulfillment centers and I list those products for $15, I make a $10 Profit Per Unit I sell. I have a lot of days where I make $150 a day, I sometimes wake up in the morning with 50$ profit, etc. This is by far right now the best trend, I've searched a lot of different ways of making money, while most of them are bullshit, cash apps, etc. Affiliate Marketing works, but like I said before, you need traffic and that's rough to get for an average person.

I start with topic for my website, then build my website and start writing content for it. Because I don’t sell my own products, I already know that I’ll be able to sell products from other people without an issue. What I do is called “affiliate marketing”. Some people do like to research potential products to sell beforehand, but for myself, I’m mostly concerned with finding a topic I think is interesting, with maybe some traffic numbers research, and monetization comes afterward!

–>It can help you codify what you teach, and make you a better coach. Nothing sharpens your process like writing it down, or creating a video training series about what you do. Thinking through how to teach your coaching system and creating this kind of content makes you go even deeper on your own learning (and teaching style). This only helps you as a coach!
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.
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.
It’s fantastic when you can codify your expertise as a coach and create passive income that fuels your business and life, all at once. Who doesn’t love waking up to sales, or helping people while you sleep? (True story: It is indeed awesome). Writing a book or creating a low-cost do-it-yourself program can scratch that itch, which is why I’ve created 3 DIY programs in my coaching arsenal. So let’s take a closer look…
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.
So, I put together a free master course for you to take that spreads out all of the work involved in starting a blog, into a series of action-packed lessons. My free course breaks the entire process of starting a blog down into an incredibly simple 7-day process for going from 0 to publishing (and promoting) your first blog post in just 1 week. I can't recommend it enough.
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.
There are a lot of people who are making money by showing advertisements and mentioning sponsors on YouTube videos they have created. However, it is not realistic to believe you can post a few videos and start making millions every year like YouTube celebrity Felix Kjellberg (PewDiePie). For the vast majority of people on YouTube, the amount of income generated is just enough for a supplemental income and not enough to support a family or business.
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.
The more requests I get, the more in-demand I am.  As a result, I become more valuable and am in a position to charge higher coaching rates for my time.  My rates for coaching have grown substantially when I first started, as now my time is more valuable.  My time can now better be spent growing my passive income streams and building systems that make me thousands of dollars per month every month.
Then once you’ve got your domain name and hosting sorted out, it’s time to pick a CMS, or Content Management System, that will let you update pages, build your blog and integrate with all the other services you need. It’s hard to go wrong with WordPress—the CMS powering close to a quarter of the internet. Keep in mind that eventually as you start growing traffic to your blog, you'll be wise to invest in a managed WordPress hosting plan, where all of the settings are custom-tailored and optimized to work particularly well with WordPress-powered websites.

The final way that I make money online is through coaching and consulting.  Coaching and consulting was one of the first ways that I monetized my blog and is often one of the easiest ways to make money online, if you have the following and visitors.  When you're an expert or authority in your market, people will often seek you out for help and advice.


The idea of working from home has continued to be greatly accepted in the society and various industries and with it comes a number of pros. First, one working from home does not have a boss or supervisor to look over their shoulder. As much as this eases the pressure from the work place, it also brings out the responsibility in a person to get the job done.
Google and other major traffic sources don’t like when you direct link or create bridge pages so brush up on how to create compliant landing pages OR look up some competitors promoting clickbank/jvzoo products on Google or Bing. If you miss steps e.g. no privacy policy, ToS, have thin content, and so on then your accounts can be suspended which is no good.
The audiobook industry is booming, yet only 5% of books ever get made into audio format. If you’ve got a background in acting, or if people have said you’ve got a voice made for the radio, you can make extra money recording audio versions of independent and popular books. Sites like ACX connect authors with audiobook performers. So, whether you’re an author looking for more ways to sell your book, or an actor/voice actor looking to make some extra income, you can sell your services online.
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. 🙂
For most kinds of coaching, Google Hangouts or Skype should be able to meet your needs. Both are free, both work well with a good internet connection, and both allow you to hold live video sessions with up to 10 total people at a time. Google Hangouts has the added bonus of automatically recording and saving your sessions for later reference, but the same can be done through Skype with some added software (For Mac users, we recommend Ecamm’s Call Recorder).
Making money consulting or as an online coach may be one of the first ways you consider to create income from your blog or it may take a while to build up to it. It’s one of the higher-paying online income sources but takes time to build the credibility and experience to be successful. Whichever path you decide to take, don’t count out the value of your experience and don’t neglect this great way to make money online.

To test these websites, you’ll be asked to visit the site in question and record your reactions and thoughts as you go through it. To get started making extra money online by testing websites, sign up for some of the most popular services like UserTesting.com, Userlytics, TryMyUI, Userfeel, TestingTime (for people outside the U.S), or Side Income Jobs.
If you’re looking for inspiration, my friend Michelle Schroeder-Gardner of the website Making Sense of Sense has become the expert on all things affiliate marketing. Michelle earns more than $100,000 per month from her blog and the bulk of her income comes from affiliate sales. Michelle has had so much success with affiliate marketing that she even has her own course called Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing.
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.
That’s not to say that a group setting only benefits the coach. When you have a group of learners, their ability to support and interact with each other can be very valuable. Sharing experiences, working with partners, doing group exercises, and otherwise varying the interaction patterns between clients makes for a much more interesting, dynamic, and fun session. Even formal education has taken on an approach that emphasizes peer-to-peer interaction.
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