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Want any other suggestions?
None of the above. Those are much harder than running a shop.
@k2munda, ideas are nothing without detail and careful implementation. Ironically, when starting a business or making an investment in real life, people look at every bit of detail, but when it comes to making money online, everyone is suddenly looking for shortcuts.
What I said earlier is every bit true. But it in no way implies that there are shortcuts to make money on the internet.
If you are looking for ideas to make money online, you’ve to go ahead and do some research just as you’d do when planning a business and researching the market in real life.
So before I answer your question, ask yourself what do you know about internet marketing that’ll help you make money online? Do you have a particular skill, do you know the tricks of the trade, and if nothing else, are you willing to invest in order to outsource the skills needed to actualize an idea?
That said, the easiest way to make oodles of money while doing minimal work is to build niche sites. And build loads of them.
In niche marketing, what you do is find a niche - as opposed to catering to the needs of general market - and fulfill their need for information. You can either go the authority niche site route, or build many smaller niche sites. Either way, you don’t have to deal with a lot of competition and your chances of success are great right from the outset.
But that’s only one idea. Plus it’s the easiest and the laziest way to make some pocket money (and I’m talking about $1000+/month).
Many people use ‘brute force’ techniques to make money with websites. That is, they launch hundreds of general sites ranging from arcade games portals, proxy networks, forums, and whatnot. Their thinking is that even if every site makes only $5 per day and they have 100 sites, they’ll make $500 per day!
Or if you really want to invest and aim for long-term but steady profits, you can go a full-time entrepreneur, invest in new projects and startups, create and sell info-products, etc. But that requires a lot more experience.
So there you have it. Start from creating niche websites and work your way up. Trust me, that’s what I do and I know what I’m talking about. However, it has taken me three years to make more than just pocket money. I started very small, did all the stuff that young freelancers do, from graphic design to web design to god-knows-what. But again, I was a total newbie, and didn’t know how the frick the internet worked three years back. Considering what everyone knows today, it wouldn’t take anyone more than a few months to start rolling in some real dough.
P.S. I’m planning to write a free ‘report’ (an ebook if you will) on the ways I use to make money online, and it’ll be available on my blog. So if you want some inside scoop, you’ll get it there.