Make money online
The original reason for my starting the Improve Your Future website was to promote a business opportunity that I was involved in.
However I am not limiting the site to just one idea or opportunity and will be listing a number of ways to make extra money here as they crop up.
I will also be listing some of the ideas that haven't worked for me, or for people I know, so that you can make an informed decision before getting involved in these opportunities.
Would you like:
- Flexible hours to suit
- Work from home
Online business opportunities
If you are working a dull 9-5 job, like myself, you are probably dreaming of an easier life, a way to make money without having to work, waking up in the morning, switching on the computer and finding out you've made hundreds of pounds overnight.
Very few people live this sort of life. Remember the first rule of business opportunities - if it looks to good to be true it probably is.
That is not to say that you cannot make money online, or that all online business opportunities are rubbish or scams, just that some hard work is inevitably required, particularly at the beginning, and that the promise of millions for doing nothing are almost always untrue.
Some business opportunities online include everything you need to get started. A domain name, website, web hosting, email etc. However there are some problems with this approach.
- You have no control - everything is under the control of an unknown third party and you are paying their bills
- It can be expensive. The monthly amounts may not seem too much but when you total them up over the year it would have been cheaper to set it all up yourself.
Domain names (.co.uk) can be bought for less than £5 per year and hosting should cost no more than £100, and can often be considerably cheaper. The website itself can usually be designed and built for a couple of hundred pounds. We can point you in the right direction for all of these services, just get in touch for some free advice.
Finding the right opportunity
Once you have your own website you are in control. You can aim it at 1 specific market or try a number of different opportunities.
You can earn money through advertising or promote affiliate products. The advantage of this is that you only need to send visitors to a third party site - they deal with sending out the products, payment processing etc. and give you a percentage of the sale.