Are you a marketing consultant that wants to make a little extra money? If so, then you can make money online.
No, I’m not talking about writing like Shakespeare or Steven King. I’m not even talking about writing with such perfect grammar that your English teacher would smile from ear to ear.
Instead, I’m referring to your ability to use simple English to explain a process to your readers.
Not sure if you can do that?
Consider this: If you can give directions to a friend, then you can write a “how to” article. And if you can write a “how to” article, then you can put money in your pocket.
Here are six surefire ways you can turn your content into cash…
1. Create Your Own Marketing Products
One of the most profitable ways to make money with content is by creating and selling your own marketing products. This includes reports, e-books, home study courses and similar products.
Now here’s the key: You probably won’t become rich selling just one e-book. Instead, you’ll become wealthy by creating a sales funnel where you sell more products and more expensive products to your existing customers.
That means you might start by selling $7 reports to bring customers into your sales funnel, but after that you should be selling them $47 e-books, $100 courses… and so on.
2. Write Articles to Promote Affiliate Offers
The problem with making money by creating your own products is that you’re solely in charge of all the customer service hassles. You’ll need to deal with cranky customers, you’ll need to issue refunds, and you’ll have to absorb the costs of chargebacks.
The solution? Write articles to promote other people’s marketing offers instead.
So, what do you do with these articles? Here are three ideas:
- Post them on your blog.
- Submit them to article directories like Ezinearticles.com, GoArticles.comand ArticleAlley.com.
- Upload them to social media sites like Squidoo.comand Facebook.com.
3. Become a Ghostwriter
If you’d rather sell your services, then you’ll want to consider becoming a ghostwriter who creates articles, products and content for other people. You can promote yourself by:
- Join the WarriorForum.comand list your services under the “Warriors for Hire” section.
- Browse CraigsList.organd/or post your own ads.
4. Use Your Powers of Persuasion
As a marketing consultation, you already have a knack for sales and persuasion. Use this to make even more money by creating sales letters, ads and other sales materials for marketers (both online and offline).
In addition to advertising in the three ways mentioned above, you may consider approaching local business owners directly to offer your copywriting services.
5. Blog Your Way to Profits
If you really enjoy writing, then blogging is for you. That’s because some of the most popular blogs are those where the owner blogs regularly – for sure weekly, but in some cases daily.
You can make money with your blog by:
- Publishing AdSense ads.
- Selling advertising space.
- Offering your own products.
- Selling affiliate products.
- Leveraging your traffic to gain other opportunities, such as publicity or even a book deal.
6. Create a Profitable Autoresponder Course
Finally, you can make money by creating a multi-part e-course that’s embedded with links to affiliate offers. Then you create a squeeze page to persuade people to join your e-course and start driving traffic to this page. Once you build your list, you’ll make money on autopilot… especially if you load up several month’s worth of evergreen messages!
Example: You might write a 16-part on paid online advertising such as Google Ads or Facebook Ads that helps local business owners get more local traffic. If you deliver these messages on a weekly basis, that’s four month’s worth of content. And each message gives you an opportunity to suggest additional solutions (such as using SEO to drive traffic to a blog or website.)
You just discovered six proven ways to turn your content into cash online. Your next step? Start writing!