I was talking to my sister on the phone the other day. She was telling me about working extra hours so that she would have some more money for the holidays. That got me thinking about how challenging that can be in business.
Sure, a lot of businesses do better around the holidays. People do a lot of shopping at this time of year. If you have the affiliate links to the right products or sell them yourself, it’s a great time.
But if your business doesn’t pick up on it’s own, it’s not as easy as working a little overtime to earn extra money. You have to find new ways to bring in that money.
1. Offer a special deal on your own products.
If you’re selling and people just aren’t buying enough, try a special deal. Dropping the price is popular, but you could also do a joint venture with another marketer and have a discount when people buy both products.
2. Take on some freelance work.
3. Make use of any private label products you’ve been neglecting.
Especially if you’ve already bought it, why aren’t you making the most of your private label library? Many online marketers have a bunch of private label stuff they just haven’t gotten around to using yet.
Need a fast way to add private label articles to a blog? ZipPoster can handle it. It’s not something I’d do on a main site, but maybe a minor one? It’s a simple WordPress plugin that takes your text private label articles and posts them over a period of time for you. Add in a plugin such as WordPress Affiliate Pro to automatically add in your affiliate links to the articles, and you have a very quick (probably low quality) site.
Better, of course, is rewriting the private label articles enough to make them more unique, but if you don’t have the time sometimes the quick way is sufficient. Just don’t plan for it to stick around forever if you aren’t putting some extra effort into it. And you may not earn anything from the site. But if you have the stuff lying around, it’s a fairly small risk to take.
4. Don’t buy any ebooks that promise you will get rich quick.
Nah, won’t earn you any money. But that’s better than wasting money.
5. Join a focus group.
While it can be a bit difficult to find a focus group you qualify for in your area, they pay pretty well for the amount of time they take and Find Focus Groups makes it a lot easier. The opportunities are listed by listing date, not by the day the focus group will take place. They appear to be finding these mostly on Craigslist.
6. Sell your photos.
Is anything guaranteed? Nope. But the more ways you try, the more chances you have.Tags: earn money, extra cash