Making money online does not have to be limited to selling information products. Sure it is the mainstream way of making money online, but the learning curve and the amount of customer service competition especially in hot niches are pretty cutthroat.
Besides that, selling customer service information product might not be for everyone. Therefore the below alternatives are ways to that you can use to make money online without ever having to sell an information product and still make a good living out of it.
Selling custom T-shirts is a big industry. In fact many people look to buy T-Shirts online more than those fancy dresses because of one reason and that is it is easier to buy a correct fitting T-shirt (plain, simple and loose fit) than one of those fancy Cinderella dresses. If you can try out those fancy dresses you are taking a risk in buying them. But T-Shirts are simple. All you need to do is put up the size such as small, medium, large or Extra-large and people will know which size to get.
The good thing about selling custom printed T-Shirts online is that you can reach a much wider audience online then you ever could sell T-Shirt offline. Hence, If you are into art and making designs consider using your talent in selling custom designed T-shirts and make a comfortable living online.
Financial Customer Service.
If you do not wish to design T-Shirt and sell them online then you could always consider being a financial consultant online especially if you are good with numbers. You can be a tax advisor or a personal accountant or anything to do with financial services. Of course you need to consider the fact that you indeed have the skillsets to help people out in these areas at first.
So what if you do not have any knowledge at all in these areas? One good way is to start a financial consultant company and hire people with the skills to help you get the jobs done. This way, all you need to do it to get the clients. You can get clients from freelance sites or you can approach website owners and offer to help them out with your services.
Next in line is to be a copyright consultant. What is a copyright consultant you asked? Well here’s the thing, in internet marketing, many times (more often than not) information products get shared online illegally, and it is very hard to stop this.
As a copyright consultant you find products that have been copied or shared online without permission, and you approach the owner of the product. Of course if you are smart, you would offer your service at a reasonable price so that it is easier for the product owners to justify the need to your service. Another reason to charge a reasonably lower price is because you can never really stop the sharing online 100% anyway. What you could do is search for the product and gets a list of links that are sharing it. You then try to take down the links by contacting the site that is sharing the links.
Most business owners will not have the time to do this themselves and that’s where you come in and help them out. You will be surprised at how much people out there are willing to pay you a fee to get rid of these links which is actually pretty easy to do. You can even strike a deal with the product owners for a higher fee or a recurring fee where you will constantly watch the internet for more of this illegal sharing going on, and that you will take them down as soon as you find them.
Being a customer service provider is very easy. All you have to do is approach a product owner and offer them your services. The best way to go about doing this is to provide free trials and do the best job you for them and then try to get them to buy your service.
This also means that you can work from home, earn a good income, and you can even provide customer service work for multiple business owners. As customer care is very important to most businesses, you will find the demand for this job at a very high level, and it is certainly easy to get things done especially when you have the help from support desk systems these days.
If you have knowledge on SEO works, then you can start a SEO reviewing company. All you have to go for your clients is that you will analyze their site and tell them what is wrong with it. Next you can even offer to monitor their site rankings and report to them at any slight changes.
The best part is you can even offer SEO services for extra cash after the review. SEO is a big industry, and the fact that many people are lacking SEO skills means that you can take advantage of this and make a handsome living out of this.
Online tutoring is a very high demanding work online. This is because many people look to learn something from the comfort of their home. It could be anything that ranges from school education to guitar playing or piano playing. You can even choose to tutor those who want to learn how to cook.
In many ways, this is a form of information product, but you are actually giving a one to one care and tutoring to your clients. It pays better, and you do not need to get a lot of students to get a sizable income.
Selling hand made goods.
If you are good with your hands or DIY work, you can consider making unique items and sell it online. Just recently I saw a Japanese site where the owner is making handmade metal ‘Rubber band’ guns. It is so impressive that I would love to buy one of them (but it is not allowed in my country). I checked how much the handmade Metal Rubber Band gun is selling and it was selling at 22,000 yen. That’s over $250 dollars folks! And boy was the demand high. There were so many people online that saw the work and wanted one.
It is rare, and the product is amazing and honestly speaking… I want one even though it is very expensive. This is why I always tell my students… If you’ve got skills you will never have to worry about money. Therefore it is always better to invest in knowledge and polish your skills than blindly trying what others are doing without any skills.
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