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    Best Way to Make Money Online

    There are so many things on the Internet telling you the best ways to make money online.  You may have seen many that are just trying to sell you something out of the gate.  You may have even tried some of those things but didn’t get very far because they weren’t complete, or they didn’t describe the best ways to make money online in a manner that was meaningful to your situation or to what you are trying to do.

    I don’t know who you are, and you don’t know me.  But my colleague, Dan, and I have been where you are.  You can read about our story on this site, if you really want to know.  The short of it is that we left our successful corporate jobs to have our own business, and we ended up looking for the best ways to make money online.  We saw many of the things you have seen or are seeing, and we were confused, frustrated, and discouraged trying to figure out how to make money online.

    So, we decided to do this article for you to share what we have learned about the best ways to make money online, as well as how to do it, what the process looks like, what it means to make money online, how making money online actually works, and what the most important key is to make money online.  Then, we conclude with some ideas that we use to run our successful online business today and which you may find useful in your quest to determine the best ways to make money online for you.

    (Yes, we do offer a program.  No, we don’t push it in your face or even try to sell it to you, though.  Yes, you can be a subscriber of ours, but only if you want.  Our goal is to give value to you, authentically and organically, by sharing what we know from our own experience, because we were once looking for the best ways to make money online, too, and we want to share the complete picture so that you can see how to do it, as well.  Before we continue,  if do want to get our free guide and become our subscriber, you can do that here.)

    What it means to make money online

    You have something of value to offer

    First, to make money online, and we’re sure this comes as no surprise, you must have something of value to offer someone.  You may be thinking, “Well, what do I have to offer?”, or you may be thinking that you have nothing to offer and feel discouraged.  Or you may think you have something of tremendous value to offer.

    The good news is that it doesn’t matter.  Seriously.  If you already have something, awesome.  If you don’t, awesome.  If you do have something, you will want to prepare it to make money online with it.  If you don’t have something, there are plenty of things you can sell that you will find interesting.  Regardless, the first key to make money online is to have something of value to offer.

    People are wanting what you have but don’t know you yet

    Second, to make money online, there must be people wanting what you have to offer.  Of course, these people don’t know you, yet.  When we started, we wondered, “Okay, so how do we find those people who want what we have?”  You may be thinking the same thing.

    Rest assured, there are plenty of people online who want what you have to offer, no matter how “obscure” you think your product or area of interest or expertise is, whether that product is yours or not.

    People find you, trust you, and buy from you

    Those people then need to find you.  They also need to know who you are to some degree (within the context of what they want and what you are offering).  They need to like you somewhat, too, and trust you enough to consider what you are offering.

    Not only do they need to find you, but also you need to find them.

    The second key, then, to making money online is finding and connecting with those people who want what you have.  When you find those people, you need to get them to know, like, and trust you – before they will even remotely consider buying your product or service.

    What is the process to make money online

    The process for making money online and for finding the best ways to make money online is simple and complex at the same time.  It is simple in concept:  have something of value to offer to people who want it, find and connect with those people, get them to know, like, and trust you, make the offer available to them to buy, and give it to them in exchange for money.

    It is complex in knowing how to do those things, knowing what tools to use, and doing the actual set-up.  While it is complex, it is easy to do, once you know how.

    How does making money online actually work

    Start with the prospective customer who you think will most value and want your product.  Knowing your customer, what they want, and getting inside their thought process will go a long way to making you successful and is one of the best ways to make money online.  And that is, in fact, how making money online actually works at it’s core.  All the rest are the technical specifics on how to find those people, how to attract those people to you, and how to make them interested enough to buy what you have.

    The bottom line is “value”.  What value do you bring to what market that wants it?

    First, thinking about your prospective customer, you want to write down the specifics of that person.  This will create what we call a “straw customer” or an avatar.  You will base your actions on taking your product online around that avatar to ensure you are addressing that avatar’s desires.  This customer will be the template of your target market of your area of interest or expertise (your niche).

    You will be building a subscriber list of these people as you attract them to you.  Treat this subscriber list well by always offering value in your niche.  That maintains your integrity and the integrity of your niche, which is why your prospects and subscribers grow to know, like, and trust you.  This builds your reputation, and a good reputation is extremely important online.  Maintaining your subscribers’ confidence and trust is crucial to your success.

    What does it take to make money online and to find the best ways to make money online?

    As with anything worthwhile, the first thing it takes is the right “mindset”.  You must determine what you want, visualize it, overall, and persist to acquire the right tools and knowledge – just like you are doing now – and take consistent action in order to achieve the results you are seeking.  Any shortcut paths you may have seen before now have a very short shelf life.  If you are committed, willing, able, and persistent – you WILL succeed.

    • After mindset, you must have the path – the knowledge – that is the “how” to do it.
    • After having the mindset and the path, you must have some tools which are the “mechanical” part of making money online.
    • Of all these, the first one – mindset – is the most important.

    Can you make money online

    If you have read to this point, you may be wondering, “Well, can I make money online?  It seems like a lot of people are, but can I?  And, if so, I’m still wondering what is the best way to make money online.”

    The answer is, “YES!”, you can absolutely make money online.

    Here are some best ways to make money online

    • You can sell other people’s products (become an affiliate)
    • You can sell your own products
    • You can also have a hybrid online business where you use the Internet to attract people to your offline product or service.
    • You can create and sell a training course online through Udemy, Teachable, or other online training gateways. If you are an expert in one or more areas, that is a great way to sell your product and make money, while contributing to others’ knowledge in your expertise.
    • As we have mentioned here, you can sell an information product that people want, that meets a need, or that is a hot current topic.
    • You can do a paid webinar.

    Most popular ways to make money online are selling a training course and selling an information product that people want where you can gain credibility and authority for long-term success.

    Most important part to making money online

    You want to pick a specific area you enjoy, know, or want to learn about (this is a niche).  This is a key part to becoming an “authority” in your area or niche and will help people to trust you as a source.  In other words, it builds your credibility.

    But the most important key to finding the best ways to make money online is to know your customer.  Know what your prospective customer wants or needs.  This will allow you to connect with them online.  When your prospect visits your website, you want them to feel like you already know what they want and need by offering content and a product or products that directly address their specific want or need.  They perceive you as clearly adding value to them, and you are.

    How to find what your prospective customer wants

    Now, you may be thinking, “Well, that’s great, but how do I find out what my prospective customer wants or needs?”.  There are many ways.

    You can become known on forums related to your niche.  Search for relevant conversations that your product addresses.  Answer questions inside that forum to begin building your credibility.  You will soon become known and develop a reputation inside that forum.

    Another way to find out what your prospective customer wants is through analyzing searches.  By looking at searches, you can see what people might be looking for.  This is an art in and of itself and is a great way to see what people are searching for and how often they are looking for it.

    The key to success is finding a need and filling that need.  Rest assured, there are plenty of people who want and need what you are offering in your niche.  Determining what that is, and then matching your product to that desire, will bring you immense online success and is one of the best ways to make money online.

    Resources for making money online and for finding the best way to make money online

    We have tons of resources we have used in our own successful online business  that should help you make money online, too, and to help you find the best way to make money online – too many to list here.  We have put many of those tools and resources we use on our guide which you can download for free, here, if you’d like to know more.

    Best wishes in your quest for online success as you seek the best ways to make money online!

    To your stellar success,

    Barry & Dan

    DanBull, LLC (our paid program)

    If you’d like to get our free guide and become our subscriber, you can do that here.


    1. Brandon W

      Great ideas here my friend. I’m a big fan of selling OTHER peoples products because then I don’t need to my own inventory, no customer service, and no taking orders.

      It is why affiliate marketing is growing every year and will continue to grow within the upcoming years and decades. You have hit the nail on the head and I thank you for that.

      • Dan Shea

        Entirely my pleasure.

    2. Brendan D

      Hey Dan, great post! You did a good job at covering everything that someone would need to know if they are interested in making money online. I especially liked how you listed all of the different techniques that people can use as a form of side income. Keep up the good work!

      • Dan Shea

        Thank you. Be sure to check out our Dan’s Journey blog as it contains a lot of tips from what we have learned.

    3. Spencer S

      Really interesting stuff, never really thought of it like that. I’m definitely going to give it a try, really think it might help my site. Keep it up! Can’t wait for the next article!

      • Dan Shea

        Thanks Spencer!

    4. David A.

      Hey Dan, appreciate all the resourceful content. I recently launched my own website following your articles, tips, and tutorials. I downloaded you step by step blueprint to help me start my online money making ideas and its really helped a lot. Having a thorough guide is what me and those entrepreneurs like me need. For only 7 bucks, well worth the investment.

      • Dan Shea

        Glad you found value in the blueprint. I would also recommend checking out our course on how to leverage Instagram. You can check it out here


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