You know what they say, “money makes the world go ‘round” and since you’re reading this it’s safe to assume that you’re in need of it. If you’re truly ready to get to work on becoming self-made internet entrepreneur there are actually a number of options available to you (some of which you might not have previously considered). Of course it should go without saying that your eventual success with any of these ventures will ultimately be measured by your creativity and resilience. In other words, you might need to do a bit of experimenting before you arrive at a basic business model that works for you and better suits your talents, abilities, connections, or experience.
Become an eBay seller
Online retailer eBay is a mammoth success because they provide a service that is more or less critical these days. Specifically, they provide the platform that allows people to sell and buy virtually anything you can think of, even going as far to facilitate international transactions. Arguably, becoming an “eBay seller” is perhaps the best and fastest way to start drawing income from the internet.
Don’t think that there aren’t major considerations though, because your eventual triumph is going to be dependent on a number of factors. First off, you need some type of product line. If you already own quite a lot of stuff, you might be able to start out by selling most of it in order to finance future operations. Secondly, you should probably find a market to focus on / specialize in. For example, cosmetics or clothing might be applicable; you just need to make sure that you really know all the features and benefits concerning the products that you’re selling. Thirdly, you want to find some additional ways to source sellable products, while at the same time, seeking out emerging markets. If you can do this, you can easily turn a nice profit and maintain an income. Actually pulling this off is easier said than done, but rest assured, with a bit of perseverance and imagination. Just remember, “Give the people what they want” and you’ll do fine.
Start designing T-shirts and selling them online
T-shirts are a classic, more or less fixed article of clothing in modern culture. Pretty much everyone out there owns at least a few of them, with some people seeming to stick to these rather simplistic shirts almost exclusively. Of course the “best” T-shirts are the ones which feature the most interesting, topical, classic, complex, humorous or ironic design(s), which is what you’ll need to focus on as a salesperson.
In all honesty, the sky’s the limit here, if you’re a very creative person with artistic abilities, for example, you can really cash in with one or more alluring T-shirt designs. Moreover, because there are already sites out there which help new merchants such as yourself to set up a shop (in a completely automated fashion), you can start right away, even if you’re website-building abilities are non-existent. Additionally, these merchant-oriented sites allow you to sell your goods on an international level, which might very well lead to a sizable spike in income.
Become a customer service representative
These days it’s common for businesses to outsource their customer service departments to the internet. By working with a company that organizes remote management of incoming calls and emails, most organizations can save time and money while sacrificing very little in the way of quality (assuming that they’re working with a reputable provider, of course). Naturally, you’ll need to be able to handle the work and have a stable internet connection, decent computer and the ability to stick to a schedule if you want to have any continued success in the field. Those who actually know quite a bit about the industry / service / product that they’re providing responses for will probably end up doing extremely well, so try to incorporate your previous career experience if at all possible.
Teaching and tutoring
If you are well-educated or possess special abilities then online teaching and tutoring might be a good option for you. If you decide to go this route you’ll probably need to provide some form of credentials however, like transcripts or evidence of previous posts which you’ve held. One popular option is private music lessons, which can be quite lucrative if you have the talent and demeanor to instruct, that is. Having some form of YouTube channel with video examples is a good place to start, and if you already have a large number of followers it might even be possible to negotiate a higher wage or rate for your services.
As previously indicated, your eventual success is still going to be determined by your ability to provide something that people actually want or need. For some people, finding an appropriate online vocation might be a trial and error process, while others will have very little trouble establishing themselves. In any case, you need to remain attentive and jump on any opportunities as soon as they become available.