4 Unique Ways To Make Money Online

Everyone wants to make more money.

But only a few people are actually doing something about it. You may have good wishes but until you take a bold step to change the circumstances of your life, nothing moves. Period!

In Physics, I learnt that a body will continue to be in a state of inertia until a force (push or pull) is applied to it.

This post is one of those ones you’ve been looking forward to. I’ve drilled down the creative ideas you can apply right away to start making more money online.

There is no magic bullet to any of these ideas – just your zeal and the will to see significant improvements in your income.

Here you go…

1.    Promote a recurring product


The first method which I’ve been using since 2012 to increase my monthly income is by promoting recurring products.

At first, it may seem as though nothing meaningful is happening but stay right there and work your ass off. You’ll increase your cash flow.

If you put your mind to it, and for instance recommend web hosting services to your target audience – especially the same hosting company that’s brought you a level of satisfaction, you’ll definitely convince and get referrals.

To get more readers and visitors to order web hosting, email autoresponder or membership ecourses through your affiliate link, be honest in your reviews. Show the good aspect of the product/service as well as the not-so-good part. People will trust you more and follow their instinct – which says that no offer is 100% perfect.

Don’t be tempted to review a recurring product and make it seem too-good-to-be true. It’s a wrong approach. Just be yourself and say it as it is, while pointing out the strongest benefits.

2.    Sell through email follow-up

This is a simple and straight-forward method. Instead of selling an affiliate product directly on your blog, you would sound more professional and intimate when you get onto their (subscribers) inbox.

Already you know the process. Start by building an email list. Then use the first 7 days to acquaint (get closer) to your subscriber. Tell them who you are. What you can do for them in terms of helping them draw closer to achieving their business goals and so on.

Then recommend your affiliate offer, giving reasons why your subscriber should get it instead of the other product.

The reason could be that you’ve benefited immensely from this ‘particular’ offer instead of the ‘other.’ You’ll definitely make more money offering immense value and selling through email follow up messages than your blog.

3.    Add video to your product page

This is for those who already have niche sites or their own products. For instance, I’ve just seen a tremendous increase in sales on one of my Amazon niche sites when I added a short video on the product page. Recently, a good friend of mine added a video to his babytrend stroller blog and received a lot of conversion. Maybe you should give it a try. http://strollersup.com

That is, I embedded a YouTube video right after the title on my product page. The video is there to explain briefly what the product will/can do for you. For instance, one of my friends owns a blender review blog. He reviews different brands of blender in the market.

So his introductory video shows people the various aspects of a particular blender, how to clean it, repair it and how to use it. This is a huge bonus for his visitors and target audience because now they can make wise buying decisions.

Helpful video tutorials on your product page can help boost your sales and income online. Go give it a shot.

4.    Charge more per project

Another simple and yet powerful way to make more money online is to increase your fee for each project that comes your way. This is specially recommended for freelancers.

For instance, I’m a freelance writer and in 2012, I was charging $30 to write a 600 – 1000 words article. When my writing improved, I increased my fee to $50, then $70 and right now, I charge nothing less than $100.

In order to achieve success with this method of making more money online, get to know your niche. Read wide. Ideally, take a course and learn a skill then add it to your skill set and be ready to give. And don’t be scared to charge more; what you’re really worth.

Take this home…

When it comes to making more money online, you’ve a lot of work to do on your mind set. It’s actually what you believe is possible that will eventually be available to you. Working hard is good, but nothing beats a mind that is determined to succeed in life.

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28 thoughts on “4 Unique Ways To Make Money Online”

  1. Roman says:

    Hi Michael,

    I would add this quote by Pablo Picasso: “Action is the foundational key to all success.”

    Best wishes,

  2. Alicia Angel says:

    I just want to say Thank You so much for once again reminding me to just “do it”. I’ve read a lot of your posts and I even bought The Blogging with John Chow instructional series (I guess that’s one way to put it) lol; yet, I haven’t taken any real action. I feel like there’s so much to do and so many options that I become overwhelmed by the possibilities….and then nothing. It’s almost exhausting just thinking about all of it lol. How would you break it down into small bites for a newbie like me?

    1. Start from an idea – like launching a new blog and then you can scale it up from there. Stay cool.

  3. Hi Michael, One fundamental truth everyone desiring to make money online must embrace is that we all make money by selling something; either service or product. QED

  4. Chris Cash says:

    You make it sound so easy…. How do I know what idea to focus on?

    1. It’s not so easy, and neither is it too difficult. You can do it if you work for it.

  5. Ben Troy says:

    Promoting a recurring product is best model to earn passive income months after months, but Its not easy to build a list without a dime today.

  6. Thanks for Michael Chibuzor, John CHOW for publishing this inspiring post!

  7. Michael, the power is in the follow up. Great tips!

  8. Mike says:

    Great post Michael and just getting down to doing something, regardless of whether you’re wanting to start an affiliate marketing business or whatever, is so important.

    I’m a Canadian and been living and working in China for the past 12+ years.

    In the middle of the financial crisis back in 2008/09 we started a corporate training company here. A lot of people thought we were nuts because one of the first things that multi-nationals cut from their budgets when times are tough is outsourced training.

    On the other hand, we thought it was a perfect time to start our company. The reason? Because in the middle of the financial crisis we knew that a lot of companies in our field would throw in the towel, and that’s exactly what happened. 100’s of these types of companies in China closed down at that time.

    And what opportunity did that present for us? Well, we’re still here and doing fine. Why? Because we just “did it” instead of just thinking about it or talking about it.

    Thanks again!

    1. Inspiring story and you’ve just given me a great post idea. Thank you so much Mike for contributing.

  9. Charles says:

    Hey Michael.

    I’m just getting started with affiliate marketing and these tips will come in very handy. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Wow, charging $100 per article, that’s impressive!

    1. Yep, it’s impressive but trust me you can earn more than that if you write for bigger blogs and high budget clients.

  11. KongWing says:

    I have already been applying everything you have mentioned in your post Micheal 🙂 I agree with the get closer part. You need to build a relationship with your e-mail subcribers, blog visitors etc.

  12. I. C. Daniel says:

    Recurring products the best choice in my opinion.
    At least you gain more money while delivering that customer!

    1. My favorite Daniel – recurring product.

  13. Hi Michael,
    Four good and sound advice that can help, especially the last, do not overcharge at the beginning, when customers know you and trust you, you can raise the price slowly.

    1. It’s a gradual process. Thank you Lennie.

  14. faisal says:

    Technically working smart is better than working hard.

  15. Patricia says:

    For the last couple of years I have read up a lot about online marketing and found recurring products is the best to go. Thanks for the recap!
    Patricia 🙂

  16. metz says:

    I like the fourth number! Charging more is what I think a freelancer with improved skills deserved. You can change your rate if you know how good you are today and how NOT SO GOOD you are yesterday.

    Nice and really unique!

    I left this comment on kingged.com, the content curation website and blogging community.

  17. Wow John keeps gashing out value after value – Let me add and say: if you want to start making money online, you need to treat this thing as a business – your own business; not just something you do in your spare time. Online Business is real business and it deserves the attention that a real business demands. Invest where you need to invest and never quit before you see wealth and success for your self.

  18. Albert says:

    You know what is funny? people still think that to make a good income these day you have to follow schedules or sit 8 hours somewhere! I was one of them lol

  19. Michael, thanks for sharing your strategies with us. My take home from this is that in order for me to make more money online, I should promote products that have recurring income making potential. Promoting products with recurrent incomes ensures that money keeps coming in from time to time whether I am doing anything special or not (passive income).

    The second point I gained here is that I should charge more for my services. I have been implementing this for some time now. Before moving to this point, one must first improve oneself to be able to confidently ask one’s clients to add more money to hiring you.

    Then believing in yourself is quite important. Once you keep telling yourself you can succeed, then you actually succeed. But if you keep saying to yourself that success is impossible, then it hardly comes.

    I saw this on Kingged and followed through to read and leave my comment. Do have a nice day

  20. Micheal, I’m so happy to know that you’re earning $100 per article on freelance writing projects. Now, you may say why I’m happy for your success? That’s because I’m a freelance writer too and when I hear that other writers are earning $100, it gives me the confidence that getting high paying freelance writing projects is indeed possible.

    Besides, you’re proving the world that freelance writers should not be under-estimated and should be paid rightly for the work they do. There are many who try to get those $1 per 500 words work, but I just hate those kind of clients.

    You are showing the world, and we can follow you. But I must say you have put a lot of effort in writing proving yourself that you are worth paying $100 for an article, and it’s clear from your blog. I am your regular reader and have learned many copywriting skills from you 🙂

    Have a nice evening…


  21. rudresh cool says:

    great tips bro found it on kingged.com

  22. Hi John,

    Selling a recurring product is the best thing that I’ve stumbled upon. Just like you said, affiliate marketing of hosting packages have been used by me to good extent. And it works like a charm, yes!

    Building an e mail list and selling through follow up there is not something that I’ve worked on or thought about. I guess that with the right efforts, this method also won’t let anyone down.

    Another interesting thing that I came across in this article is to charge more per project. But it is something that I guess depends on the skill and reputation of a person.

    I found link to this post on Kingged.


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