Building a business online takes time.
Despite what all those trashy and pushy ads and sales letters tell you there is no simple, stable, legal way of making thousands of pounds overnight with no work.
Believe that and you might as well go and get a job now, because you will need to pay off the debts these ‘systems’ cause
Success in making money online comes from hard work, focus and perseverance when we come down to it.
It takes time to build a sustainable online business that will see you good for the long term. But you may still need money to pay bills or fund things like graphic design, outsourcing, coding or hosting.
There are ways you can make some reasonable money to help that in the short term:
EBay & Amazon
That’s right sell stuff.
All of us have stuff that is junk or been stashed away in the dust for years. Clean your house and clean the clutter out of your mind at the same time. Take some photos and sell it on eBay or Amazon.
Now eBay isn’t the cash cow it once was, but you can still make a couple of hundred dollars in a week after fees by selling the right things. Do some research in advance by checking what has sold and for what price. It’s a good place to brush up on those copywriting skills as well.
Learn A Skill
All of us either has a skill or has the discipline to develop one.
You are not the only one out there looking for graphic designers, web builders, writers , copywriters and many more services,
Pick one you like and register at Fiverr or Elance and tout your wares. If you are a member of a business forum or similar, then list yourself in their services or ‘for hire’ section.
You will be surprised.
A member of one of the forums I frequent was struggling and dropped an ad in for writing. He did it for his own site so why not right. In the next 3 months he took in around $2,000 for writing articles and reviews.
Use The Skills You Already Have
If you build web sites, Squidoo Lenses or Ecommerce stores for your own business why not translate that into a money earning opportunity.
Offer pre-built niche sites or building services.
Take the skills and use them offline in the real world to sell them to bricks and mortar businesses. Print some cards, go out at 8am and don’t come back until 8pm. Get driven and think like an entrepreneur.
You never know, some of these ideas might just take off as well and develop into the business you want anyway.
Anything is possible with a little determination.