Making Money the Right Way
Making money is easy for some people, but definitely harder for others. In this day and age, you need gainful employment and legal tender to live a safe and secure lifestyle. This means a job that covers your living expenses and essentials; rent, mortgage, food, utilities, gas, health, insurance, etc.
While some folks earn substantial incomes monthly, others are simply stuck due to overwhelming bills and especially credit card debt. With this in mind, there are ways of making money — even if you do not have anything in your checking or savings accounts.
The Stock Market
The stock market is risky and turbulent at best. In fact, market fluctuations result in people losing or making money. Still, there is potential to generate revenue by investing in the right kinds of stocks. With cloud, mobile and social media technologies continuing to boom, these stocks are considered ripe for short or long-term investments.
Investing in the markets is also a way to drive additional income while securing an umbrella to fall back on — in the event of job loss, financial problems or economic hardships. While there are several DIY investment sites online, it’s always best to consult with a broker or agent if you are planning to dabble in the stock market.
A Second or New Job
With so much financial uncertainty these days, many people have opted for second incomes. In fact, the number of people with second jobs has increased over 52% since late 2016. While the hours may be longer and you cannot spend time with family or friends — the payoff is what counts. Making money requires true commitment and preventing obstacles or hurdles from getting in your way.
According to leading financial planners, folks with second incomes are able to save more for rainy days and emergencies. Similarly, they have more revenue for bills and necessities, along with building stronger 401Ks, pension plans, and retirement savings.
Opening a Business
There’s nothing like making money with your own personal business. With the advent of social-mobile technologies, there are countless businesses online and across the media platforms. With this in mind, you can learn about blogging and podcasting for monetization purposes. While this can serve as a second income — it can quickly morph into a primary income with the right number of follows, leads and subscribers.
Similarly, whatever piques your interest can be turned into a profitable online or brick and mortar business. This includes sports, landscaping, buying-selling, content creation, marketing, music, and so many other sectors. If you are serious about generating a strong and lasting income, simply check the Web for available opportunities or speak to a business advisor today.
Not so long ago, publishing your own book was next to impossible; today it’s easy to self publish on Amazon and several other online platforms. However, writing and publishing your e-book is only part of the process, and making money from book sales isn’t easy unless you work at it. However, there are steps you can take to increase your sales and make more money from your self-published book.
Firstly, your online book should be priced to sell. It’s no good pricing your book at $10 unless you are an established author; a more reasonable price is $2.99 for a book of several hundred pages. Amazon allows you to change the price, based on your sales or anything else, and they also have various promotions that can help you, such as a lower price for a limited time. And it may not seem to make much sense to give your electronic book away for free, but doing so can increase sales, in the long run, get an author some much-needed exposure, and generate positive reader reviews.
Making money from your book is much more likely if you have good reviews, and the more of them the better. Amazon operates a star rating system, and even an unknown author with a handful of 4 or 5-star reviews has more chance of selling a book than an author with no reviews. Reviews are often hard to come by, and as mentioned before, making your e-book available for free for a limited time can make a big difference. It’s also possible to ‘trade’ honest and genuine reviews with other authors.
Once you have your e-book available online for all the world to see, you need to spend time promoting and marketing it to increase your sales and make more money. There are dozens of sites that allow you to post, list, promote or market your book to potential readers; some are free, while others will charge you for their service. Social media is an obvious place to promote your book; take advantage of the author’s pages or any other platform that can help you.
But when it comes to marketing and advertising your book to increase sales, there are also plenty of other steps you can take. Flyers at your local library, coffee shop, and bookstore are easy and don’t cost much, although it’s also worth paying to have your own website or blog and perhaps business cards too. Making money from your own self-published book isn’t going to be easy, but with hard work and imagination, it’s possible.
These days, it seems like everyone has a side gig to make extra income on top of their regular salary at their regular day job. With rising costs and an unstable job market, it’s no wonder people are turning to the internet to find ways to make an extra buck. If you are only starting to wonder how to make money online, you probably did a lot of research and searching on the internet for ways to make this happen. In this article, I will tell you some of the ways everyday people are earning a fair amount of money doing simple things online.
One of the ways to earn money this way is by participating in market research studies. Many companies hire market research companies to conduct customer satisfaction surveys and questionnaires to find out more about demographics and market trends. How it works is after you sign up, the company will send relevant surveys to your email inbox and you can answer it in a certain period of time to earn cash. Some surveys pay a dollar while others pay ten dollars or anything in between.
A number of websites allow users to advertise tasks, such as dog walking, data entry, and editing. Basically, you create a profile with the tasks you want to offer for sale and buyers pay you to do the task for them.
Blogging and Freelance Writing
If you have any writing talent, you can start a blog about one of your interests and gain followers who can click on ads that you can place on your blog through a third party website. There are also a number of companies offering content writing to clients. These sites are always looking for writers to write this content and get paid.
Many companies hire mystery shoppers to go into stores and check to make sure the service is being delivered as per company policy. This could involve taking pictures of store shelves to verify inventory or speaking with customer service agents to ensure they are doing their job correctly.
If you have a decent camera and have the basic knowledge to take fairly good photos that are sharp and framed correctly, you can make money by selling photos of everyday items on stock photography websites.
Above are some of the ways on how to make money online. Other notable ways include clicking on ads, affiliate marketing, online coupon sites, and shopping rebate sites. Some people also sell items through bidding sites and make a fair bit of money that way.
My husband has a saying that he likes to use when I find myself procrastinating on a project: Go for it or forego it! If I get into a funk or depression, he’ll say that. Do you have dreams? I sure do. Sometimes they seem to take forever to happen – and oftentimes some dreams just don’t seem to come true.
That’s when I feel like giving up, but then my husband says, “Honey, either go for it or forego it. What’s it going to be?” That usually is the kick in the bottom that gets me going again. I can only fail if I quit.
How about you? Do you have dreams? Don’t let the temporary setbacks get you down. Remember the saying, “go for it or forego it,” and then pick yourself up and keep trying!
That’s what I’m doing. I hope you do too!