The outsourcing I mentioned was me doing stuff for others, not paying others to do things for me :) I make most of the money this way and I have been doing it even before I started this blog.
My favorite is definitely making some cool CSS templates for static websites and helping people starting their online business. Although it takes the most time, I love doing it and I like the money coming from it.
Anyway, besides this, I was going through my list of places where I make money and doing some thinking. Not all bloggers will do this.
Some bloggers will think they are above this. They believe it is not worth doing things for others, unless it involves large amounts of money.
They like to talk, not about how much money they make (because they are assuming you think they make $10.000 a month), but how much they spend on their blog design, e-book design, or what ever usually costs a lot of money.
Well, I wanted to say that I am one of those people that doesn’t mind helping out for free or doing some small gig for $50.
Why would I think I am above that? I designed my static site and it is working for me, bringing in passive income. I always have some spare time on my hands, so why not make some extra cash using the knowledge I have.
You all know about Fiverr by now, I guess. Well, I can say that last summer, I put some gigs over there, and made $100 in short amount of time.
I need to sell about 4 Thesis themes to make $100. So why would I wait on that, when I can help someone and make some coins along the way.
Beginner bloggers usually don’t have much to invest and count every dollar they need to spend on their blog. It gets even more frustrating when the blog is not bringing any money.
If I had asked $1.000 for one of the websites I helped set up, not only the person probably would not be able to pay for it, but honestly, I would feel like a robber.
I know we need to value our time and work, but how about not overestimating yourself!?
I noticed some bloggers looking down on people building niche sites. Well, big boys and gals, let me tell you something – the money is in the niche sites and not blogs!
Then again, maybe you just don’t know how to do it… Have you thought about that!?
What are my online money sources?
So where did I make money online, for the last two years, besides Adsense and affiliate sales:
- website design
- HTML and CSS help
- article writing
- Squidoo lenses
- Squidoo lenses flipping
- Facebook pages and landing pages creating
- Twitter background creation
- keyword research
- building niche sites and flipping them
- other ways I can’t even remember
Some of the “big” bloggers seem like they think they are getting dirty by doing some small jobs, they overprice their services, they overprice their books (fortunately I had never bought those) and they look down on “small” money.
But the money is not so small!
If you are trying to make money online, don’t say no to small gigs or even helping out for free. You never know what that can bring you!
The first website design gig I did, I charged 5 times less than a company asked the person to pay. Guess what, I get more and more work from her, and the price is raising.