Over the past three years, I have been absolutely enthralled with making money online.
I love the challenge, I’m pretty well-versed in all things digital, and my goal to be debt-free ASAP is insanely motivating.
I realized recently I’ve been hoarding this information to myself, even though it can really help a ton of people I know and love.
So I’m sharing some of my favorite ways to create an income online, many ways which can be passive.
I’m a huge fan of Making Sense of Cents; I love Michelle’s blog posts about how people are paying off debt and living their best lives and find all of her marketing so integrated and effective. When she came out with her Affiliate Marketing online course, I quickly signed up simply to soak up all of her knowledge. Michelle equips people to monetize their blog and online platforms if they desire.
If I ever do affiliate marketing, it is always for products and services I love, like the Day Designer.
Cash Back Programs
One of my absolute favorites is Ebates. If you’re buying things online and not using Ebates, you’re leaving money on the table! Get Chrome, install the extension, and let it do the work for you. I am shopping less and less online, but when I do, you bet I’m using Ebates. Get that extension installed.
Sponsored Posts + Content
Partnering with brands you align with through sponsorships is also a really great way to help brands get their message out, while also allowing you to generate income. I recently did this on the blog with Basic Invite. As a sponsor, they got a blog post and social media posts on all of the platforms I use! It was a win-win. Want a similar opportunity? Just fill out my Contact form!
Have you heard of Acorn? With every purchase, you can “round up” your change towards a micro investment. So if you buy a coffee for $2.45, the remaining $0.55 goes into your Acorn investment portfolio. It’s not making you money immediately, but it certainly is a good long-play game.
Online Sales Funnel
This is something that can make a tremendous impact for generating leads and sales for my own business + for my clients’ businesses. I manage funnels for a nonprofit that solicits applications for their program and I oversee a funnel for a photographer looking to book more weddings. Once you figure out how to crack the ClickFunnels system, it is a beautiful way to add value to people’s lives and increase revenue.
This isn’t for everyone and I totally respect that, however my journey with Beautycounter is something I’m incredibly proud of. To sell products on behalf of a company with a conscience and help people have options for safer makeup, it has allowed me to participate in a movement for better beauty, while also creating a steady income almost exclusively online.
Success in these areas doesn’t happen overnight. Consistency and persistence pays off; many of you know I’ve been blogging for almost a decade and am very active on social media (for better or for worse), so this has been a natural progression in passive + online income creation.
There is so much more information on the specific categories I mentioned online if your wheels are turning. 😉
Take what resonates + leave the rest.
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