We wanted to hear how people are making a living from online work. This can be a story of an online business, website recommendations earning steady incomes, blogging, or the latter. Here is a list of response we found online.
I'm a dance instructor and health coach that earns money online so. The main reason I got into online business is so I can be with my family more and work on projects that actually matter to me.
My primary method of earning method has been selling courses on Udemy. This is like the Amazon of online learning. The courses are great as well as the pay for the instructors. I've been earning enough to pay bills and travel with my family.
I have courses dedicated to hip hop dance, breakdancing, effective goal setting, and health/fitness. I'm currently developing more courses this year.
To really be successful in Udemy, you'll have to do one or two things:
1. Teach the real hot topics such as starting an online business or
2. Have multiple courses.
Italki is an online service where anyone can tutor people wishing to learn a foreign language. italki is an online community marketplace where professional teachers are able to teach structured language courses online to those interested in learning a foreign language. What's more, native speakers of any language are able to give informal tutoring sessions, and
make money online by helping others practice speaking their language. The service currently has 3000+ teachers of 75+ languages, and is expanding the offering of languages continuously.
Many of the italki teachers have been able to generate steady and reliable income from the service. Here are just a few of their stories:
Couple moves to Spain and makes money teaching:
Philippine teacher tripled her salary by teaching online:
George made a living after bing laid off by teaching online:
I am the owner of Battic Door Energy Conservation Products, an ecommerce start-up. We are 13 years old and continue to grow annually. Annual sales are in the $1.5-$2 million range. We manufacture and sell home energy conservation products that improve the comfort and efficiency of your home by preventing drafts and energy loss. Just about any home in USA can benefit from 1 or more of our products.
I started working from home with a product idea. I found a manufacturer and they helped me with the design. I created a website to sell the product on.. The first day I turned on the website I sold my first product. Over time I added more products and sales channels.
I continue to work a full time job and this started as a hobby for me. We now own a 5000 sf commercial warehouse and distribution center.
We grew our ecommerce business by adding additional online sales channels. Starting initially with our website, we began adding online sales channels and grew our sales dramatically. We added ebay, Amazon, Rakuten, Sears, Homedepot.com, Walmart.com, Facebook, Shopify, and many more. There are providers that enable retailers and manufacturers to integrate, manage and optimize their merchandise sales across hundreds of online channels. While it does take more set-up time, we preferred to set up our new online sales channels individually and by ourselves.
We developed a successful Influence the Influencer marketing program to drive awareness and traction for our business.
For several of our products, our customers are Home Builders, General Contractors, and Insulation Contractors. We targeted Building Code Officials and Architects for our influencer marketing program to drive awareness and gain traction for these products.
In order to comply with Building Codes, the attic access (pull down ladder or access hatch door) must be insulated and sealed. Our Battic Door attic stair cover and E-Z Hatch access door products provide a Code compliant solution, are low cost and easy to install. We reached out to Building Code officials and Architects to introduce our products. They in turn recommend and specify our products to Home Builders, General Contractors, and Insulation Contractors.
We understood that an influencer campaign is a long-term investment. We studied the market and determined there are 600k-800k new single family homes constructed annually. Even capturing a small market share % of those projects could grow our business exponentially. Therefore the potential ROI (return on investment) was determined to be very high and we decided to proceed.
We executed our influencer marketing program by exhibiting at several trade shows and by direct mail. We exhibited at a Building Code Officials trade show and expo, and at an AIA (American Institute of Architects) trade show and expo. We did this for 2 consecutive years. In addition we contacted Architects by direct mail with product literature and requested them to specify our products.
As a direct result of our influencer marketing program, our sales have increased +50% in each of the last 2 years. We picked up dozens of new accounts that continually purchase products. Many customers tell us they were referred to us by their Architect or Code official, confirming the success of our influencer marketing program. By gaining awareness and traction for our products we expect similar increases in the next several years.
I have found that the most profitable way to earn money online is simply by providing value to people. No gimmicks, no “get rich quick” schemes; simply provide value. The most scalable method of providing value is through distribution of e-products, such as e-books and video training series. When one truly provides value to someone, by providing a product that truly helps an individual, it will sell. The product will sell repeatedly, and for a long period of time. The benefit of e-products is that, while they take a large amount of up-front effort to create, they provide recurring income for a long period of time, have high margins, and the sales process can be automated. As one creates more and more of these products, the income (and profits) compound, creating a healthy flow of recurring revenue.
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