Are you someone who works a regular full-time job but wants to make some extra income?
In this post, you’ll learn exactly how you can do it even if you have little to no time.
With making extra income, the biggest thing is trying to figure out what you should do. I think learning how to market online is the very best way to make an extra income while working full-time. You can create leverage where your business works for you around the clock even while you’re sleeping.
How Does Online Marketing Work
Let’s talk about precisely what is marketing first; marketing is merely providing a solution to a target audiences problems.
People will buy solutions to their problems. For example, let’s say you are trying to hammer in a nail, finding an object to get the job done is your problem. A hammer solves that problem, so you’ll go out and buy one.
So think, what problem does your product or service solves. Talking about the solution will attract people to you and buy from you.
Ok, I’ve told you I think learning how to market online was the best online side job you could do. With online marketing, the easiest and fastest way to get going is to get started with affiliate marketing.
Affiliate marketing is super simple. When you tell someone about a product or service, and they buy something based on your recommendation, you get paid.
You don’t have to make a product.
No Inventory to keep. It’s all handled by the company.
You don’t need to worry about customer service. The company supplying the product or service takes care of the customer after the sale.
It’s the best way to earn extra money online.
A general rule of thumb I like to go by, I try not to recommend something I haven’t bought or used myself.
Is It Easy
Let me break the news to you, online marketing is NOT easy, in fact, it can be downright difficult sometimes and if anyone tells you that you can make money fast, you should run the other way and fast!
It’s going to take some sleepless nights, long-ass hours and some frustration. But if it was so easy every one would do it.
Take me for example, when I got started with blogging, it took me a few weeks to get my first lead and even longer to make my first sale online.
Your mileage may vary though, everyone is different. You could get results faster or it might take you a little longer but you have to keep going.
I say all of this not to scare you off but to give you the right expectations.
I can’t stand to see marketing Ad’s that promise that you’ll make all this money with little to no work or investment. It’s simply not true.
I did a post a while ago about the microwave mindset mentality that people have, go check it out as I dive into some details on what it is and how you can get rid of it.
There Are Other Things You Can Do
Here are some additional things you can do to make money online:
- Become a video marketer on YouTube
- Create your own product to sell online
- Be an online marketing coach
- Become a virtual assistant
- Build A network marketing business
- Sell stuff on eBay or Amazon
There is no shortage of opportunities out there that you can do. I personally have combined most of these strategies into my online business. I didn’t do it all at once though.
If this is your first time online, I suggest you focus on just one strategy and build on top of it.
When I first got started with video, I didn’t do anything else until I started getting results from my YouTube channel. I then added in blogging and after I started generating leads and growing my business from my blog I started my own coaching business.
When Should You Start
The best time to start earning extra income was yesterday.
I’ve been laid off from a job a time or two without any backup plan. I had to rely on unemployment benefits until I found another job.
If your job is your plan A, B, C etc options then you need to really take action now on starting your side business.
That way your not under as much pressure to make things work and you’ll have the means to keep your business going while you get over the learning curve.
When I first got started I was working full-time, didn’t know crap about online marketing or how it worked. But I was able to keep going because I had income coming in from my job. I could invest into tools and additional training, and books.
The point I’m trying to make is don’t wait until your back is up against the wall to start your business. Do it now and build it up. So in the event, something does happen, you’ll hopefully be ready for it.
How Do You Make Time To Work Your Business
If something is important to you, you’ll find the time to do it. If not you’ll find every excuse not to do it.
Here are some things I did, these strategies helped me earn my first few thousand dollars all online all while working a full-time job.
I went to work a few minutes early recorded videos on my cell phone in the parking lot before I walked into work. I would edit them later that day when I got home. If you look at my YouTube channel now, you will see a lot of my videos were recorded in my car.
I made phone calls to my leads on my lunch break.
I listened to audiobooks on my drive to work.
Do you see the pattern here? I found ways to utilize my time.
You have the time to do things to move your business forward you need to think outside the box.
Do you need to wake up or go to bed a few minutes earlier to work your business?
Look we all have the same 24 hours in a day, how you spend them will dictate your results.
How To Come Up With The Money
Let me say this to you loud and clear; you can’t make money without spending money. Now, that doesn’t mean you have to come up with thousands of dollars to get started either.
I suggest finding a good marketing system to learn the ends and outs along with a way to build your marketing list. I found a marketing system I’ve been using since 2010. It taught me the fundamentals of online marketing and how all the pieces fit together. If you’re interested in checking out the system I’m using, check out the video. In it I share how you can take your own test drive.
One of the biggest mistakes I made was not building my email list as soon as I came online.
An email list or marketing list is just a collection of peoples names and emails and sometimes their phone number of people who are interested in you, your product or service.
This business is a low investment high reward. On the flip side with such a low cost of getting started a lot of people don’t take their business seriously enough.
What To Do If You Have A Limited Budget
You don’t need a fancy camera or a fancy computer to start your business. All you need is the correct mindset, your cell phone to do videos and a way to manage your marketing list.
You don’t need a fancy blog or anything to get started. I do suggest that you at least have a way to capture peoples names and email addresses to build your marketing list. I learned how important this once a bit later after I came online. One of my biggest mistakes was not taking my list building serious enough. There are a ton of solutions out here that can cost just a few bucks all the way up to the thousands of dollars, but I found a really great service called Aweber that’s inexpensive.
Listen, we all have the money for things that we want. But there are situations where you might not have the money, here are some things you can do to get the money to get started.
Maybe you need to reduce or completely cut out your cable TV. That’s what I did years ago, and my cable bill was almost 200 dollars a month!
I cut it down to just the internet and invested that extra money into my business. That’s only one suggestion.
Do you have some things laying around the house you could sell? Do you have a service you could offer such washing cars, mowing grass, cleaning houses whatever?
The point is if you I don’t have the money what can you come up with or are willing to cut back on to get your business started?
How To Manage Your Time
Most people struggle with time management. If you can’t manage the time you already have, more time won’t fix the problem.
Have a daily to-do list and do the hardest things first.
My daily to-do list consists of calling all my leads back, working with my coaching clients and working on new content for my youtube channel or my blog.
I do those every day no matter what. Sometimes I do have other tasks that I add to my schedule but I make sure those 3 things get done no matter what.
Here’s a little secret, I don’t always feel like working my business, I do have days like that, but I don’t have days where I don’t do anything. I never have a no production day.
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Making some extra cash by learning how to market online properly is an excellent way to put some extra money into your pockets. Don’t get it twisted, learning how to market online and making an income is going to take a lot of work. But can and has been done over and over again and by people from all types of situations.
You might have to make some sacrifices or adjustments to get started but again, how bad do you want it?
Your income is not limited with online marketing. It all boils down to how hard you work at it.
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