If the internet taught us anything, it’s that even the craziest ideas can take root and grow viral in a matter of weeks. How else did lolcats got so big? It stands to reason then that the internet is also a great place for crazy moneymaking ideas. All it takes is some creativity on your part and you might find yourself earning income for something so simple. Following are some good money making ideas I’ve seen so far.
Videos, Videos, Videos
Ever seen Tales from the Friendzone? It’s a Filipino segment in YouTube that deals with one of the most popular concepts in the Filipino teens today. If you haven’t, then you must have at least heard of the Annoying Orange. These are unique ideas that generate money through advertisements. At first glance, they might not amount to much but remember that entertainment and information are two very powerful marketing lures.
Image editing isn’t really new, but that doesn’t mean everyone can do it. I mean, cropping and enhancing are basically easy but some editing needs require more than basic knowledge in Paint. If you’re a photo shop guru though, you could totally make money by offering your amazing editing services online. Just instruct clients to send you a photo, find out what they want done with it and get paid! It sounds too simple at first but you’ll be amazed at how many people actually want their images edited! This isn’t just confined to Photo Shopping skills though. This can also be applied to creating videos, music videos or even the traditional web page for businesses. Use what you have!
Earn and Play
Are you a gamer? Filipinos today –and not just the kids – are very into games and will have no problem spending hours of their time in front of the computer. They also don’t have any qualms about buying characters and gadgets that will help improve their game. This is exactly what lots of gamers are doing today to earn some extra cash on their hobby. Just improve your character to a high-topping level and sell it to the highest bidder. In fact, this kind of online moneymaking strategy isn’t exactly new. It’s happening in numerous games today starting from Second Life to Mafia Wars.
Basically though, when it comes to online money making ideas the golden rule is THINK UNIQUE. It’s important that you have a hook when it comes to these things and understand a rule in marketing – first entries are usually market leaders. This means that if you’re the first, chances are you’ll be the most popular. Also keep in mind that you’re supposed to be filling a “need” in the market, so do some research first.
What to Remember!
Getting a good idea is just the FIRST step! Marketing your idea requires much more effort on your part so be prepared! Use the tools you have such as Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites to let others know that you’re available!