And the medley is back! We know you love these quick little sure fire ways to make a lot of money. In this medley section we will discuss some ways which are fast gaining popularity and sky-rocketing their practitioners into the big league of major money and full time occupations. So hang on and lap it all up. Who could have thought that teachers had it so good?
TEACH ONLINE TO MAKE MONEY:
Tutors have for a long time been permanent fixtures in the lives of students. Popular ones are generally snootier than the Queen herself. They hold court in batches and teach with a slightly complacent air which seems to say “Oh well! I am being a snoot but what will you do without me?” And for years, generations of parents have left their professional identities of corporate honchos and even movie stars behind to ingratiate themselves to these divine beings for the sake of the game changer- their kids’ education. All that is changing and rapidly! Online opportunities have served to make a lot of amenities affordable as well as approachable for the common man. And this includes the availability of great teachers from around the globe who are expert professionals! The e-tutor is here. Not only can students learn from the convenience of home, they can select an e-tutor, if the financial means allow, for each topic instead of each subject. This opens up students of all ages to imbibe the best from the best in the business. Suddenly the education industry has been revolutionized.
To be an e-tutor, you just need to sign up with an online mentoring and tutoring company like www.kubbu.com. You can feature your areas of specialization, set your rate per hour and develop your own course material. Use lots and lots of visual aids like power point presentations to get your point across. Always provide section notes in the form of PDFs which can be opened and read without distortions and formatting problems even from hand held devices. If you are knowledgeable and know how to break up the complex problems of a subject into small sections which are easier to assimilate, you may have more students clamoring for your attention that you can handle!
After you have spent a few months in the trade following the guidelines of your e-tutoring company, you can choose to float your own learning site and complement it with Skype courses for individuals or groups. The most in demand Skype courses are those which teach languages like English or Chinese. Good online teachers can fix rates up to $50 per hour. Skype courses allow for individuality and experimentation. If you are a great Tarot reader, what are you waiting for? Launch your own course and see your students list growing. You don’t need to circumscribe the potential of online teaching to conventional topics.
SELL INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS:
This is just taking the concept of online tutoring a step further. Some students admittedly find online lectures a little difficult to grasp and follow. Especially if there is the delineation of a crucial process like say dissection of a flower stem to study the cellular structure involved. Videos come in handy here. With videos:
- 1. Even those students who are new to the concept of online teaching can acclimatize their learning process with the help of visual images.
- 2. You can make the learner follow along if the process you are teaching about is a little complicated and prone to errors if done without assistance and guidance like Yoga positions.
Instructional videos can run the whole gamut from installing and learning software to learning various dance forms, cooking and even Pilates. If you are planning on teaching something that has to do with an educational topic and needs slides and references rather than you in the frame, www.screen-o-matic.com is a great choice. It is not as complicated as Camtasia and even has tools like an automatic mouse pointer highlighter. The premium account doesn’t have the” screen-o-matic” water mark and the end result can be quite professional. If you are needed in the frame, you must have a video recorder in place. Professional lighting is also a must. No one will pay to watch grainy dull videos. There are many free video editing software solutions online and you can use one with a friendly interface like Windows Movie Maker 2012 to give your videos a polished look, add tags and even special effects.
Once ready you can upload these videos to sites like www.clickbank.com and www.e-junkie.com. Click Bank has a product activation fee of $49.95. But the money you make afterwards is worth the small initial investment. If your videos seem to be well received, you can even start a video blog and in time you can monetize it using social media and pay per click strategies.
Once you get the hang of creating stunning, helpful videos, the next logical step to take is to open up a YouTube channel of your own. It is free of cost and can act as a great directory for all your videos under one roof. And the space you can rent out for Adbrite campaigns can add another nice little sum to your kitty. After all more than 4 billion video hits are registered on YouTube every day! That’s insane! If you can direct even a tiny fraction of the traffic to your page with great quality content, you are set for a long time to come just by pay-per-click checks. According to studies the most popular YouTube hits are:
- 1. Photoshop tutorials
- 2. Do-It-Yourself (DIY) and How To videos
- 3. Fashion tips and nail art
- 4. CMS manipulation tutorials
- 5. SEO and social media marketing tutorials
START A MEMBERSHIP WEBSITE: A QUICK WAY TO MAKE MONEY ONLINE
I know you are frowning at the term “membership” site. You think it is dangerously close to that taboo word “subscription” site. And every internet savvy self-respecting virtual citizen knows that a spade by any name at the end of the day is a spade and membership sites or subscription sites are history! We are glad to inform you that there has been a misdiagnosis. Subscription sites have been paralyzed, yes, by marketers who were obsessed with the number of subscriptions and forgot to concentrate on the value of what they were providing. But there is a very real chance of recovery. Just extend the correct medicine- great quality! If you start a membership site which:
- 1. Has relevant, updated and helpful information that is unique and customized keeping in mind YOUR subscribers
- 2. Has a modest monthly fee of around $10 to $12
- 3. Has clever and subtle add-ons in the form of up-sell offers which can actually augment the value of the product/service being rendered on the site.
Then you will succeed. The members will renew their subscription every month and you can bring in a nice pile of cash without doing anything too strenuous. Just spend some time fairly regularly creating quality content to be uploaded to the site and keep the passion for the subject you have chosen to feature on the site alive! Promote your endeavor using social media options like Facebook and Twitter and post on well-known forums about your subscription website. If you manage to imbue your future subscribers with contagious enthusiasm and teasers like say one 5 minute video for free on sign up, then you can have a hey time with a money making strategy which is vastly underused and devaluated.