Everyone wants to make money online, but to many people think that it is simple, that you can just make a site, put up ads and you will be making a ton of money. As much as we wish it was the case that is not how it works. Anyone can make money online, but making a living online takes a lot of time and hard work. Time is something that a lot of people do not have, they work 9-5 jobs and when they get home all they want to do is lay down. Also if you are already making a living online and want to make more money it is hard to devote the time to a new project. That is the case with me, but I have found ways to make hundreds extra each month without taking away from working full time on ThinkComputers. Here are some of the methods that I have used to make this extra money.
Content Sites & SEO
You may be thinking wait isn’t ThinkComputers a content site? Yes it is, but it is one of my sites that I constantly update and work on everyday. These content sites that you make are not meant to be updated everyday. Depending on the topic they can be updated weekly, monthly, or even quarterly. These content sites are made as a resource for people to find information so you can either make up the content yourself or find a script that will auto-build a content site. If you are not following me an example of a content site would be a fan site for a band or a site about sleeping problems. So you make the site, slap up some ads, then you are ready to get some traffic to the site. If you have good SEO skills you can drive traffic to your site, but you can also buy traffic. These sites are not made to make that much money, but if you make a lot of these sites you can be pulling in some nice extra cash each month, and these sites only take a few hours to put together. If you want to learn about SEO check out whoisseo.com, I have learned a lot from that site.
Arbitrage is not talked about that much anymore, but a lot of people still use it to make extra money. If you do not understand what arbitrage is check out my post I made about it back in January. Basically arbitrage is taking advantage of a market imbalance. So the way this works with online advertising is you have a content site with a high paying keyword, let’s say Viagra. You then buy an adwords campaign for that keyword. If you have done it correctly the ads you have placed on the site should make at least 3x of what you have put into the adwords campaign. Adsense arbitrage does take some research, but you can really make a lot of money doing it. I know some people that spend thousands a day on adwords campaigns.
Blogging has to be one of the easiest ways to make some extra money. Setting up a blog is really easy and if you can take 30 minutes a day to write a post you will have a successful blog. There are so many opportunities out there for bloggers it is hard not to make a little extra cash.
Online surveys are a great way to make extra money. The hard thing about it is finding survey companies that actually payout, there are so many scams out there. Also there are a lot of survey companies that will never send you a single survey, they just get your information. Moms Cash Blog told me about Survey Savy and I’ve had a lot of success with it, and have actually got paid! If you can get enough surveys done each month you can make anywhere from $100 – $500 a month.
Affiliate Marketing and PPC
Out of all of the ways to make some extra money affiliate marketing has to be one of the toughest. The thing about affiliate marketing is that it takes a lot of research and trial and error. What you want to do is sign up for an affiliate network, I suggest Azoogle Ads. Then you need to research a niche and find a good offer and promote it. This may sound easy, but it takes a lot of research. I have only started in affiliate marketing, if you want to learn more about it check out Zac Johnson’s blog or UberAffiliate. These guys are making a lot of money through affiliate marketing.
These are some of the ways you can make some extra money online, but there are a lot more out there. A lot of these methods are helpful for people who have a full time job and want to get into making money online.