In the first part I showed you how to make money from affiliate marketing, resale rights, continuity sites and blogging. In this part I want to show you how to earn the most money possible online, and that is by creating your own products, whether digital, physical or both.
If you are a writer, or you at least have basic writing skills, then writing your own ebooks may be the way to go, especially if you are an expert in a particular topic or you have a hobby that you want to share with others. Selling your ebooks as a PDF allows you to promote to anyone on any computer platform as your document can be read on any computer.
Sites like Amazon and Barnes and Noble, as well as other online bookstores help you distribute your ebooks in various formats for different readers like the Kindle and Nook. You have very little overhead here, and it allows you to deliver your content to the marketplace quickly once you learn how to format and submit your content.
6. Physical Products
If you want to distribute your content in different formats, then consider creating physical products. Sites like Kunaki allow you to publish your digital content, which includes video, ebooks and audio, onto a CD and then distribute your content as a physical product. Print on demand sites allow you to distribute your content as books.
If you prefer speaking or creating videos to writing, then this as an excellent way to share content because it allows you to command a higher price for your products. You have the ability to automate the distribution process too once you set up your product.
Sites like Etsy or Cafepress allow you to either sell your own creations or create new ones like t-shirts, journals and greeting cards. Since these sites rank well in the search engines, they also help with your marketing. You are only limited by your imagination here when creating physical products to sell.
7. Information Marketing
Information marketing takes both the ebook business writing model and the physical products model and combines it into a more complete business. You distribute your content as both physical and digital products in different formats including audio, video, books and ebooks.
Getting started is as simple as creating a content site for your business using Wordpress or another content management system and then creating subdomains for all your products to build your brand. Offer a catalog of your products on your site as well as additional content like blog posts and articles to add value to your product offerings. Affiliate marketing helps here too as it allows you to complete your offerings with additional products you may not create, like software or other tools, especially if you're marketing to other businesses.
The key here in any of these strategies is to avoid only creating one product or choosing one product to sell. You want to create multiple streams of income and then automate or semi-automate as much of the marketing and business tasks, like building lists, as possible. A good autoresponder system helps you here.
Regardless of which business model you choose, the best content management system for helping you build your website is Wordpress. Wordpress offers many free and paid plugins to help you with building your website, optimizing it for the search engines, creating squeeze pages and sales letters and even automating some of your marketing tasks.