Platforms like Shopify make it easy for you and me – people without any retail experience – to open an online store and sell physical products. And tools like Shoppable make it easy for you to integrate products and checkouts into your existing blog.
If you’ve already got a blog with decent traffic and loyal readers, you might want to stick with Shoppable or use EDD plugin if using WordPress.
When you can help someone go farther and faster in their career, everyone wins.
You get the reward of directly helping someone achieve their goals, and they get help achieving those goals! You might even get a few referral clients out of it, too.
If you have expertise worth sharing – like motivational or career training skills – people will generally believe you can help them. They also understand that the value you’ll bring is probably 10X what you’ll charge!
All it takes is one or two clients, and you’re off!
5. Review apps and websites.
Brands want to make sure their products create great user experiences, and they need real people like you and me to help them.
Use a platform like UserTesting and get paid to share your thoughts as you navigate websites and other digital products.
After you’ve done a few, you can also add “Product Tester” to your resume, which will help you get work outside the platform, too!
I tend to view UserTesting as the product testing version of Fiverr. You start out doing things fairly cheaply, and over time (if you want), you can start directly working with brands for a lot of money.
So if you like getting your hands on new things, give product testing a try!
6. Consult online daters.
Online dating is an interesting industry.
It’s a mix of those trying to find lifelong companionship and those trying to find… something more short-term. Either way, there’s a huge market for writing effective profiles.
Let’s say you were able to start a great relationship online and you want to help others do the same. So much is riding on that short profile!
And people are often willing to pay you to make sure that short profile represents them well.
Perhaps you get clients by guest blogging about the do’s and don’t’s of online dating, or by sharing your own online dating success story. And really, $100 – or whatever you might charge – is a small price to pay for something that could potentially make the rest of your life better!
7. Become an affiliate for a niche.
Affiliate marketers today have so many options! You almost don’t know what to do with all of them.
I’d suggest you pick one niche to be an affiliate for, and learn to own that space.
For instance, maybe you review books, and every time you tell people what you’re reading or publish a review, you include an affiliate link.