During uncertain times, we’re presented with two choices. We can moan, kick, scream and resent the inherent change that comes with uncertainty. Or, and note — this is the better option — embrace it, and adjust accordingly. Before we dive deep, allow me to introduce myself. I’m Alechia Reese, author, professional speaker and strategist. I founded RGLP Group, LLC to show executives, leaders and entrepreneurs how to build game-changing growth relationships leveraging their personal value.
I’m super excited to be joining #BlogHer20 Parenting’s digital event in April. You can register to attend here. But guess what? You don’t have to wait until April to get some of the best tidbits I’m going to share at the event. The times may be uncertain and challenging, but one thing that isn’t are the five ways I’m going to give you to make money online.
These tips are golden! Whether you’re the executive or a day laborer, we can all agree having additional streams of income is a necessity. Let’s dive in!
Option #1: Leverage Your Skills
Take a personal skills assessment first.
Nope, you don’t need a fancy program to do it either. Take a piece of paper, make 3 columns — list all your skills in column 1, list the problems they solve in column 2, and how you monetize each skill set in column 3. Add job and/or gig options on Upwork, Fiverr, 99designs, PeoplePerHour, Contently, Dribbble, CrowdSource, Etsy, or Creative Market — leveraging what you do really well.
Option #2 Develop Paid Courses
Above all else provide value.
Create a class on Udemy, or Teachable, then use Udemy to learn how to market and scale the sale of said course, it’s the literal definition of win-win. You can have anywhere from 4 to 50 modules — more than that if it’s your thing. Above all else provide value.
Option #3 Become a Brand Partner or Ambassador
Take time to focus on your niche.
This option admittedly has a little more ramp-up time, and requires a strong focus or idea of your purpose or the experience you’d like to convey or chronicle. Whether you’re chronicling your journey as either a new mom or executive. Or as a creative, or forced homeschool parent learning to teach, parent, and get your work done while making it through this quarantine with our sanity and all children intact. Yes, that was a run-on sentence. That’s just how much energy it takes to make it through some of these moments. Pray for all the new homeschool parents — we are not okay!
Remember, with the ever-changing world now going even more digital, content — especially quality content — will be needed now more than ever.
Option #4 Create Virtual Learning Experiences
Leverage what you do really well! Now number four is a biggie. If you missed every single one, don’t miss this one.
This is a huge opportunity to leverage what you do really well while tapping into your network! No matter what is occurring all around the world, there’s always a need to learn. Creating a virtual learning experience, or even a fun entertainment experience or event allows you and your invited session leaders, to share collective impact and expertise while making money on ticket sales in the process.
Option #5 Design an Income-Producing Blog
First things first, make it make sense!
Be sure your blog is in the right niche with content that makes sense for your targeted audience. Through said blog you can run relevant ads using popular affiliate sites like Commission Junction, Rakuten Marketing, ShareASale, ClickBank, SHE Media Partner Network, and more!
You can use your blog to provide invaluable content, listicles, and even industry interviews. With an even deeper focus on providing value you can up-sale to market your books, digital products, and even consulting services — all from your blog.
These are only five! We never even tapped into digital consultancy, tutoring, virtual assisting, online digital event design and management and so many more. All I’m saying is you have options! Problems are merely opportunities in disguise. Focus on the opportunity. Take a seat somewhere quiet and outline how you can leverage your skillset using digital tools. If you’ve got a phone, laptop, and WiFi you can create a sustainable business, or side hustle — on and offline! Can’t to see what you create!
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