How Making Money Online Works: 4 Ways to Make $10,000/Month in 2018

No matter how scammy it may sound, and trust me I know, it does sound very scammy, it is possible to make money online. And a lot of money online. All you really need to have is an internet connection, a credit card, and.. commitment. Guess which one most people lack.. Commitment. There is not a crazy type system that you need to learn or a secret mystery that you need to solve, you just need to be committed.

Making money online is an option. And If you’ve tried before then you’ve likely failed. You probably tired try a few things to test the waters and failed a time or two then gave up. It’s time to commit.

In this post, I’ll go over 4 different ways that make money online in 2018.


First Things First

In order to make money online, no matter with route you take, one key ingredient if far more important than anything else: your audience – more specifically, the attention that people are paying you. Gaining attention and building an audience is the expressway to making money online.

Audience = Money!

You need to learn how to build an audience, which means getting traffic. If your able to get traffic to your site or blog, the your goal just go 10 times easier. Some people will tell you that you don’t need traffic to make money online, and their not wrong, however, it is much, much more easier and longer lasting with an engaged audience.

If you have a blog getting, lets say 100,000 page views per month then your probably getting at least 50,000 visitors to your site per month. Of those 50,000 visitors, a small percentage will click on links on your site and/or buy something. Thus your can make money selling an affiliate product or selling ad space on your site.

As the number of visitors that you have on your site increases, your chances of making more money also increases. Though, pretty simple many people do not put a lot of time into figuring out how to get traffic to their websites.

Make It Easy With a Good Niche

So, one of the biggest hurdles is figuring out how to build an audience from scratch. This is a challenge that everyone faces and I’ll admit it is difficult to do. However, one of the best ways to build up a new audience is finding a good niche and focusing your time and efforts into becoming relevant in that niche. Any niche that you can become relevant in is great, but there are only about 7 blog niches that get enough traffic to make money.

Most people think that if they follow their passion and blog about something that they really care about then the traffic will follow but that is not the case.

Though the market is already saturate in these niches and it will take a very long time to become relevant and build up a following you should still know about these Top 7 Niches for Blogs.

  • How to Make Money
  • Personal Finance
  • Health & Fitness
  • Food
  • Beauty and Fashion
  • Lifestyle
  • Personal Development


Way#1 Surprise! Blogging

wordpress blog

Blogging is one of the most popular ways to make money online. It gives you the opportunity to express your ideas and build an audience in a topic that you want. Now, nobody is going to pay you to blog, unless you get paid for guest blogging, but ct allows you to connect directly with thousands or millions of people and influence them to do something that you want. It opens up a ton of revenue streams that you can profit from such as affiliate programs, Google AdSense, paid advertising, etc. Plus it allows you to setup a network of other money making opportunities.

Selling ads or affiliate marketing on your blog allow you to have control over what is shown on your blog. Plus, they pretty much do all of the hard work for you. All you have to do is insert they link where you want it to show up.
For as, AdThrive or Mediavine are two of the better networks and for affiliate marketing Amazon, ClickBank, or Commission Junction are great places to work with. Check out my blog on how to start a blog.

Also, If you are looking for a good course on blogging and affiliate blogging, check out Rosalind Gardner’s Super Affiliate Marketing Program.


Way#2 eBooks


eBooks are an amazingly simple way to make money online. As with most thinks that you write, you can make the eBook in your typical word processing application (Word, Google Docs., or Pages) and export it as a PDF. Then you may want to create your own cover or go over to Fiverr and have someone else do it for you. Once the eBook is completed, you can either sell it on your website or you can upload it to Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing to sell your book. The great think about creating eBooks is that the subject matter completely depends on what you want to write about.



Way#3 Online Courses

online courses

Making money with online courses is one of the most lucrative and creative ways to make money online when you have a following. Compared to ads or an affiliate marketing program, online courses require significantly less customer purchases in order to make the same mount of money. For instance, to make $1,000 with ads or affiliate programs you would probably need 50,000 – 100,000 monthly visitors and hundreds sales. With selling online course you may only need 100s of visitors and a 2-3 sales. You can see how this gets more lucrative the more traffic that you get. Of course it does require a lot of expertise and time to setup. But if you have the inclination and the time to do it, it is well worth it.


Way#4 Membership Sites

membership website

Membership sites, whether you have annual or you pay monthly, is a great way to establish a recurring payments by your members. Membership sites typically work the best when you have an established audience who knows what to expect. It is also a good way to create an aura around you website and giving it the appearance of exclusivity. People like being part of a club, especially if they feel that can get value from being in the club. Thus, your membership site needs to add value for people to join. Once they join, the are committed to your site and would be a little more open to suggestions or recommendations that  you have 😉

Of course these are not the only ways to make money online. There are a ton of other avenues that you can go down. Some include:

  • Ecommerce Website
  • Paid to Take Surveys
  • Droppshipping
  • Podcasting
  • Offering services (Fiverr)
  • Virtual Assistance
  • Freelance writing
  • And on, and on, and on.



Below are a few complete courses that will guide you to make real money online. Taking courses severely decreases the learning curve and will allow you to begin making money much quicker.


If you’re interested in getting a blog started I, going over to my article on How to Start a Blog in 4 Easy Steps and start from there. Remember, it’s all about your commitment. Be committed to blogging, or writing an eBook, or creating a course, or a membership site. Be committed to making money online.

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