How to Make Money at Home with the Internet [BEGINNERS GUIDE]
I could tell you how to make money at home with the internet in a plethora of different ways. But today I wanted to demonstrate the simplest way that I know, which will be ideal for complete beginners. So, if you're looking for one of the easiest possible solutions so that you can at least get started earning money online, then you're definitely reading the right page.
However, if you're the kind of person who doesn't want to do any real work, and you expect things all done for you, then I'm afraid you're better off going to a casino or a betting shop, or something along those lines. You could even buy a lottery ticket, eh?
That's because what I have here today takes a bit of time and you have to have a bit of patience to set up before you will start seeing some profits. And when you do start seeing those profits they will inevitably be small to begin with.
The idea is to scale up as fast as you possibly can.
That being said, if you're willing to do a bit of work and get your hands dirty, and you want to learn some new skills and you are persistent and consistent, then nothing anyone can do will prevent you from earning money online.
It really is all up to you in the end.
How to Make Money at Home with the Internet – You Need Tools
Another thing is, you're going to need to get a few tools and perhaps a little bit of training to get this stuff working properly.
But don't worry so much about the training side of things right now, because I will add an invite in the form of a big orange button throughout this post if you're wanting to get started properly with your own online business.
Go ahead and click that once you've finished reading.
That big orange button is a link to join an entrepreneurs training school. This is the place you can get some one on one help from me personally. For now though, I don't want you to get overwhelmed.Click Here To Discover Why 95% of People Will Fail To Earn Money Online
But just for time's sake, and to put your mind at ease, here is a shortlist of the bare minimum tools that you'll need when you decide to take the plunge. Keep in mind, most of these things below are available at just one place, which is where the big orange button comes in.
Basic Requirements To Build an Online Business
- A Domain Name
- Web Hosting
- WordPress Website Builder
- Keyword Research Tool
- An Autoresponder
- Various Social Media Accounts
- Tutorial Videos
- Something to Give Away for FREE
- Some Product(s) to Sell
- Clickbank, JVZoo, Warrior+ Accounts
There are perhaps a few other tools which you can implement into your online business strategy later on and when you're ready or when you have the funds to scale up. But for now, that's more than enough to get you going.
And if you're a complete newbie to making money online I definitely recommend you hit that big orange button.
All in all, the tools and training above will cost you about $50-$70 a month. Not bad, considering the comparison you could make with a bricks and mortar offline business.
And guess what? You can build a business from home using just your internet connection and a laptop, desktop, or heck, even a smartphone if you're determined enough.
Anyhoo, I'm waffling. Shall we begin?
The Basic Setup Before You Can Make Money Online
All businesses require a foundation to operate. Just as a baker needs somewhere to bake his goods, and sell them, you need a place to operate even in cyberspace.
Right, here's the set up in a nutshell. Take a quick looksy at the diagram I just threw together. (scroll down a little bit).
You will see there are three main components. At the far left we have our traffic source(s), which in this example are Instagram, Pinterest, Linkedin, Facebook, and Twitter. Now, Nobody is saying you have to use ALL of these traffic sources.
You could learn to get really good at just one and make a good amount of money online.
In the middle of the image you can see a “landing page”, or sometimes called an opt in page, a squeeze page, or maybe something else. No matter what you call it, the purpose is to collect someone's email on it.
What is a Lead Magnet?
A lead magnet is a freebie that you can give away to subscribers in exchange for their email address. You will usually need something to offer the readers who visit your website. It could be an ebook, a free video tutorial, some free training, a free report, or something along those lines.
Have you noticed in this example (below in the image) that I'm giving away a free Instagram Checklist? It's true. I'm giving it away to my subscribers for free. This, we can call a “lead magnet”…for obvious reasons.
It gets me leads.
I have had a fair bit of experience with Instagram so I created my own pdf ebook on how to gain followers quicker on Instagram. It took me a few hours and I made a cover for it and added it to my website as a lead magnet. Easy.
Let's focus on that lead magnet for a moment. Let me tell you what that's all about and why it works so well.
About Lead Magnets
- Lead Magnets Should Give Value (Usually for FREE)
- A Lead Magnet Should Offer a Solution to a Problem
- Lead Magnets Should NOT Be Too Complex (Overwhelm)
- A Lead Magnet MUST Be Specific for Your Niche
I drive traffic from my Instagram profile (via a link in my bio there) to this page so that Instagrammers can get a hold of my checklist for free. I get their email address in return. Win win situation, it is!
Now, when someone enters their email so they can download the free Instagram checklist, ask yourself one question.
Why are they downloading this checklist for Instagram?
Well, short answer is this…They are hoping that the checklist will help them gain more followers on their own Instagram accounts.
Now ask yourself a second question.
WHY do they want more followers on their Instagram accounts?
The answer, in this case, is likely because they want to “monetize” their Instagram account. And if they want to monetize their accounts, then that tells me they'll also be interested in a lot of other stuff that will help them create revenues online.
Okay, so, the visitor in my example has come from Instagram and they want the FREE Instagram Checklist that I'm offering to let them get a hold of.
I collect their email address, and the freebie is sent to their inbox.
Mission accomplished…kind of…
But I haven't made any money from doing that, have I?
Nope, not yet….Wait for it…wait…You're soooo impatient…lol 🙂
Asking people to buy something when you first meet is like asking a girl to marry you when you just met her 5 minutes ago and you don't even know her name.
How many girls would say yes to a marriage proposal from a complete stranger? I'm guessing close to zero percent, right?
And so you build a relationship (via email) with your “leads”…
You give them stuff, you teach them stuff, you show them stuff, you tell them about yourself and you tell them how to fix specific problems in your niche.
Now an Instagram checklist clearly is made to help people learn how to get more followers with a few simple steps.
I know they are interested in making money online and I know they also want to grow their Instagram accounts.
It's now time for me to sell something to them…hopefully. Will they take the bait?
Some will. It's kind of inevitable if you do it right.
And some won't. But that's okay…
You've not lost anything by giving away a digital book (in my case the Instagram checklist).
What Do You Sell To Your Subscribers?
Well, in my example above, the people who want the Instagram checklist want it for a good reason, as we've covered. Those people want to earn money online. They want to learn how. And they need things.
They need training, tools, guidance, basically they want to know all about how to make money on the internet.
So, there are places online I can go and I can find good quality digital training products, software, ebooks, WordPress hosting companies and other things to help them with their online business ventures.
“Ahhhhh!” (I can almost hear you saying now).
And so I join affiliate programs (in my niche). I go to Clickbank (where I already have a free account) and I browse through products that would suit my email list.
I go to Warrior+ to find other digital products for my list and I also go to JVZoo to get even more stuff they would likely love.
It's as simple as applying to be an affiliate, by sending a message to the vendor, and getting an affiliate link.
I then will send details about the product to my email subscribers, and depending on how well I present things to them, some of them will buy.
KA-CHING, BABY, KA-CHING!!!
You see, it's not as hard as you think it is, right?
I'll tell you what though. If you wanted to take it to another level altogether, you really should start a blog.
Creating content is the best way to get people to your website (through Google search engine, for example).
To recap what we've already covered, here it all is again in summary.
- Find Something to Give Away FREE
- Find Some Thing(s) to Sell
- Put The Freebie On Your Landing Page
- Drive Targeted Traffic to Landing Page
- Collect Email
- Give Freebie to Subscriber
- Write Daily Emails to Sell Products
And of course there is the question of how to create and manage the website bit, which I promise, is also nowhere as hard as you think it is.
By the way, the method of earning online that I've briefly discussed here? It's called “AFFILIATE MARKETING”.
We could also categorize this method of making money as “email marketing” and also “social media marketing” because those two methods are also used.
We are getting traffic from social media like Facebook, in the form of things we post (with a link to your landing page, of course) and then using an email capture page to start off our email marketing efforts.
This is by far the easiest way to earn money online that I've ever discovered.
The Benefits of Affiliate Marketing –
- You Don't Have to Handle Any Goods
- Products Exist in Millions of Niches
- You Don't Have to Beg Family and Friends to Join You or Buy from You
- There is No Limit to Your Potential Earnings
- You Don't Have to Deal with Shipping
- It's Easier Than You Think
- You Don't Have to Deal with Packaging
- It's Easier Than You Think
- You Don't Have to Deal with Refunds
- Once Learned, Easily Replicaed Again and Again
- You Can Work from Home
- There is No Inventory You Need to Store
- You Can Work When You Want
- Very Low Startup Costs
- You Can Work While Travelling
- There is No Boss!!! YOU are The Boss!
- Operating Costs are Low
Targeted Traffic is Vital
The most difficult parts of this little system to earn money online is the “getting traffic” bit. It needs to be proper, targeted traffic.
You need visitors to your website who are genuinely interested in what you have to offer them.
It is no good trying to get visitors from a Facebook group all about pet care to come to your website which is all about weight loss, is it?
It wouldn't work.
But anyhoo, that is a whole other blog post completely.
However, if you're itching to learn at the same place I learned all of my skills, and you're serious about building an online business of your own, then I recommend you try this affiliate marketer's training school. (Click the Orange Button Below)
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Well now you know how to make money at home with the internet in at least one specific way.
I hope this post has been helpful and if you'd like to chime in below in the comments you're more than welcome to do so. If you have any questions, leave them below also.
Thanks for reading.