How to Make Money Online

Even when I worked 12-16 hours a day as a waitress in restaurants… I had a dream.

I-had-a-dream

I always knew that one day I’ll have my own business.

There was something about making money online that really attracted me. 

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… this is me selling handmade jewelry in my first year on Etsy!

This was actually how I got into the online marketing world. 

A year later I started an online blog, and after five months I earned $1,630 from displaying ads. Here is a screenshot from my Mediavine dashboard:

Jun 2019 UM revenue online

I continued working part time on the blog, and in August 2023 the site generated a total of $8,038 from displaying ads and affiliate marketing fees. Here are the screenshots:

Mediavine ads monthly revenue
Mediavine ads monthly revenue
Amazon affiliates monthly revenue 2023 
Amazon affiliates monthly revenue 2023 

As easy as it might sound, I worked VERY hard to get to this point and tried so many things along the way that eventually turned out as things I would never do today … things like …

mom-blog

Started as a mom blog, and realized that as much as I love being a mom, I want my blog to cover other niches…

Pinterest traffic dropped to zero

Launched my own Pinterest course on how to generate traffic… right before Pinterest changed their algorithm and my traffic dropped to ZERO!

Thank God it got back up about two months later…

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Spending so many hours on Instagram and TikTok when there was literally a better way to make money online!

And I managed to do all this while having 2 kids and working in a full time job as an online marketer in a company! 

Hard to believe? 

Keep reading!

Where to Start?

When you start your business for the first time, it looks like there are trillion things that needs to be done. You might also have a few great ideas that you think can probably make you a lot of money. 

To succeed, you must focus only on one thing because when you start, everything looks like a great opportunity to earn money. This is also the reason why most people do not succeed. They may have a gazillion of really great ideas, but they are not focused and therefore can’t really be consistent and succeed.

There is a great quote that I really like; “Successful people make their decisions quickly and change their minds slowly. Failures make their decisions slowly and change their minds quickly.”

People tend to change their minds frequently and not stick to one idea. When you start a business, you realize that running it entails more than just doing what you love and are good at. You also need to build your own website, handle sales, engage in marketing, and much more! This can be overwhelming, especially when you’re just starting out.

Remember that when you start, you need to sell one thing to one avatar, starting on one social media, and do it consistently.

It is simple as that.

Focus and do it consistently for at least 3 months until you start getting results.

What Is The Best Platform For Setting Up a Shop?

I started my first shop on Etsy. Etsy is great for crafters and vintage product sellers. But Etsy is a marketplace and if you want to start your own online store, Shopify is the best option on the market today. It’s really simple to use and it’s good for small and large retailers. What I really like about Shopify is that you don’t need to know how to code to start your own shop, you can add any feature easily and have a professional all-in-one online shop in just a few simple steps. Here is a detailed guide on how to set up a Shopify store

For people with more technical skills, there is another option which is starting a WooCommerce shop on WordPress. Its huge benefit is that you can avoid paying monthly fees but sometimes it can be a headache because you’re your own tech support. And believe me, I had to hire web developers a few times, which made it cost even more than setting up a Shopify store and paying their monthly fees

Therefore, I would recommend starting a Shopify storedon’t think twice.

How I Can Help

I have been making money online for over 10 years now. From selling on Etsy, blogging, and promoting affiliate links, to starting my own online shop and selling digital products. On my blog, I teach how to make money online by starting an online shop and selling your products.

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