I’ve been talking a lot about how to make money online recently. And, I know this is really a serious issue for some people. Especially, if they want to make money online without money to start with.
I’ve mentioned how I want you to have the right mindset and not become a victim because you’ve lost your job. But sometimes, you have to try to think out of the box and get out there and make something happen.
Sometimes there are things that are just out of our control. It’s not fair. It’s not right. But it is what it is. So, we can sit there and pout and feel like a victim or stand up and say, you know what, I’m going to go do something about this.
I’ve been sharing ways that you can make money and I’ve shared different videos that I’ve made in the past. I try to make each one of them different. But right now, I’m going to share with you what I would do if I was in your position.
How To Start From Nothing
Here is what I would do from where I’m at right now. Let’s say everything I have is gone. What would I do? I do have a YouTube channel. So what would I do from there?
I’m going to show you what I would do if I were looking for a way to make money online. It’s kind of thinking outside the box. So, if I were looking to start a business online because I’m tired of working for somebody else, this is exactly what I would do.
1. Start A YouTube Channel
The first thing I would do is start a YouTube channel. I didn’t start my YouTube channel when I first started my business because I didn’t understand the value of it and how I could generate other income streams through my YouTube channel.
I know this sounds a little scary to some people and you might be saying “I can’t do that”. But guess what? You can make videos without showing your face. You can start out by just making videos by talking and editing without your face on it. That’s what I recommend you do to start out.
This will help you to feel more comfortable. I know a lot of people who have done that. Don’t sit there and underestimate what you know. I think everybody has something to offer to somebody else and you can make a YouTube video out of it.
2. Change Your Mindset
I was talking to a friend the other day and we were talking about what was going on in the world right now. A lot of people were losing jobs and it just breaks my heart to see people turn into victims and just give up.
But there comes a time when you have to say, “You know what, I have no control over this. I have to do something to help my life move forward”. And, a lot of times that means thinking outside the box.
During our conversation, my friend and I kept coming up with examples of people who we knew, who had lost their jobs. My reply was always “They can make a YouTube channel out of that”.
My friend laughed and said “That’s your answer to everything”. But, I’m right. Think about all those things that you love to do.
I have a mini-course below that will take you through the steps to help you find something that’s viable and to see if it’s even going to work on YouTube. That’s because not everything that you love can translate into making lots of videos about it.
3. Find The Right Idea
I’m going to go very quickly over some ideas for you. Then, I’ll show you how to make money from them. But first, you have to get monetized. I have some videos about this. Here’s the link to one of them for you to watch.
However, it might take you a year to get monetized on YouTube. So, that’s not your first way of making money online. What you’ll be doing is sharing your knowledge through videos.
I’m going to show you a couple of different ways you can start making money before your channel gets monetized.
So, let’s look at some ideas you might want to consider.
- Guitar lessons. There are many people who make videos on teaching others how to play the guitar.
- Fashion and Styling tips. You might be really good at putting clothes together. In fact, it’s a natural thing for you. However, there are many people who won’t have your innate sense of style. So, they look on YouTube to get ideas and to learn how to be more stylish.
- Beauty tips. Many people are not good at doing their own hair or makeup. So, they look for tips on how to improve on this. You can even niche this down to attract certain age groups.
These are just a few tips to start you thinking about what you can create videos about.
4. How To Monetize Your Idea
One of the easiest ways to make money with your videos is to promote certain products through affiliate links. All you have to do is put links to the products that you talk about in your videos in the description below them.
You don’t even have to make videos for this method. You can easily create a blog instead. Here’s an example I shared in another video.
It’s a blog called “Simply Tabitha”. This blog is written by a young mom who just shares things about her family and her little girl, who is now a toddler. One of the product lines she talks about is nutrition for pregnancy. When you click on any of the products on her blog, the link takes you straight to Amazon to purchase the product.
This means that she’s a member of the Amazon Associates affiliate program. So, whenever someone clicks on one of her links and buys the product she recommends, she receives a commission from Amazon. But, the neat thing about Amazon Associates is that even if the person who clicks on the link decides to buy a different product anytime within the next 24 hours, Tabitha will still receive a commission.
So, imagine all the different types of products you can promote if you have a fashion blog or one about beauty tips.
5. Find Other Affiliate Programs
Amazon Associates is a great way to get started but their commission rate is fairly low. Therefore, you might want to consider joining other affiliate programs as well. For example, you could try Walmart or even Macy’s. There are many companies out there that have affiliate programs.
For example, if there’s a certain brand of product that you’d like to promote, just Google it to see if they have an affiliate program.
6. Consider Freelancing
Let’s say that you don’t want to start a YouTube channel and you don’t want to start a blog, but the affiliate part sounds interesting. You could promote your services as a researcher to other bloggers and YouTubers.
For example, you could offer to research certain products and find affiliate programs and links for them. This would save the blogger or YouTuber a lot of time and many would be willing to pay for this service.
Plus, you could work for more than one person to increase your income. Just establish an hourly rate and tell prospective clients what you would provide for them.
This is one way of not having to start a YouTube channel or a blog, if you don’t want to. In fact, research is something that you can do anytime, even if you have toddlers running around who are making a lot of noise. This way you don’t have to wait for “quiet time” to try and make a video.
You could even set yourself up on Fiverr for this. Just create a profile and then list exactly the type of services that you offer and what your customers will get.
I do hope that this information has been helpful. There are many ways that you can make money online. Don’t forget to check out my YouTube channel for other ideas.
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