You wouldn’t believe how many emails I receive on a weekly basis from people asking me how to make money online from a hobby or interest.
What do most of them, say?
The majority of them start out something like this ” Scott, will you teach me how to make money online doing something I love in my spare time”?
“I work a full-time job and have a wife and kids.
I can devote 5 to 6 hours a week, but I don’t have any experience.
Can you help me?
I usually reply back to them and tell them that this is totally possible thanks to the power of the internet.
There are no special skills or experience required for absolutely anyone to utilize the online space to earn as much money as your heart desires.
Have you tried several make money online opportunities in the past and failed miserably at it?
Well, then you’ll definitely want to stick around and read this post in its entirety because guess what?
This post was written especially for you to show you what you were doing wrong in the first place and show you how to be more successful this time around.
I’ll also be providing you with a step by step plan of action for you to follow for similar results.
Let’s Get Started, OK?
What Are You Passionate About?
When I first started here back in 2012, I had no idea what this meant and was asked this question several times a day. I would usually give them a broad answer like, umm, let’s see, I’m a tech nerd, that loves electronic devices and I love to play video games.
Within my first 2 months, I had no idea that you could make as much money as I have today for simply blogging about your hobbies and recommending your favorite products and services online.
I also couldn’t imagine how you could earn commissions for sending quality traffic to some of the most prominent online merchants in the online space.
Once I was able to wrap my head around all of this and get a better understanding of how this work, I launched my first gaming headset site, wrote a couple headset reviews and got ranked on page 1 of Google for several high performing keywords about gaming headsets.
As you will see if you click the link above, I only wrote a couple articles, set up my foundation, and created the main menu.
That’s about it!!
I made my first headset sale within the first 6 months and more followed shortly after that.
Obviously, you would need to put a whole lot more work into it than just writing a couple posts and quitting.
I’m just trying to prove a point that anyone can do this even if you’re on a limited budget and don’t have a whole lot of time.
I have had a passion for gaming pretty much my entire life and there is nothing I would love more than to make money with this hobby.
What’s there not to love about that, right?
What are you guys passionate about?
Once you determine this and narrow this down to a more targeted audience your chances of being successful have already improved.
Establishing A Presence Online
Once you have determined what you’re passionate about, the next step would naturally be to establish a presence.
In order for you to do this, you need to have a solid platform that gives you the capability to reach out to your target market and serve their needs and wants.
If it wasn’t for the amazing Site Rubix website building platform, I wouldn’t have been able to establish my own presence online and reach out to all of you here today.
If you’re truly serious about establishing a presence in the online world, you should seriously look into purchasing your own domain name.
Not only does this give you more of a professional look, it also helps you brand yourself and makes you from all the other people out there in the online world.
Thanks, to places like Wealthy Affiliate, you don’t need any technical skills to get started, they make it super easy for you to get started with their 4 click website builder.
Obtaining your very own website is one of the best ways to build your brand, get your name out there, and learn how to serve your target market in the most effective way possible.
As you start building out your website and creating content you should be focused on addressing their pains, weaknesses, and struggles and become the ultimate painkiller.
Establishing a presence online is one of the most vital things you’ll need to do if you want to have any success in the online world.
How To Determine Your Audiences Pains & Struggles
By this time, you may be wondering, Scott, how in the world am I supposed to know what my audiences pains and struggles are?
When I first came here 5 years ago, I had that same question and it took me a while before I was truly able to reach out and serve my audience and provide them with the answers they’re looking for.
How was I able to do this, you might ask?
Well, it’s simple if you really sit down and think about it for a minute.
How many times do you Google something when you have a question or are looking up information about a particular topic?
I don’t know about you guys, but I usually find myself searching Google for answers several times a day.
In order for you to tap into this data and gain access to this information, you need an up to date, reliable, and powerful keyword tool.
What if I told you guys that there was a tool out there that kept track of all these search queries for you and gave you some insight into some of your audiences pains and struggles?
The keyword tool that has helped me out the most and allowed me to get an inside look at what types of questions people are typing into Google and has given me some insight into their search activity is Jaaxy.
Take A Look At Jaaxy In Action Below!!
Let’s break this information down into bite-size pieces to make it easier for you to digest so you’ll avoid becoming overwhelmed by all these numbers.
The first set of numbers to your left represents how many times people have typed this question into a search engine on a monthly basis looking for answers.
The next column(Traffic) conveys how many people are likely to click on your website if you were to rank in the top 3 spots on the first page of Google.
This is only a rough estimate and these numbers could vary depending on the daily search volume.
The third column is all about your competition!!
QSR is the metric used to track how many other websites are currently ranking for these chosen keywords.
The keyword quality indicator determines how good of a chance you have to get ranked on page 1 for your selected keywords.
Finding The Right Program
Once you’ve got some insight into a few of your audiences pains, struggles, and questions that they have it’s time to get to work answering them and providing them with the information they’re looking for.
Depending on your skill level and what your intentions are will determine which program would serve your needs the best and provide you with a proven blueprint for your success.
There are a ton of programs out there that claim to hold the keys to your success online, but guess what?
Over half of them out there is usually focused on 1 thing!!
Would you guys happen to know what that is?
Well, if you said they are out to take your money and leave you with nothing, then you would be correct.
In order for you to avoid these programs, you need to get educated on the warning signs and know where to find the right programs that will lead you in the right direction and have your best interest at heart.
How Much Money Can You Make?
The earning potential with an online business is unlimited.
Unlike a 9-5 J.O.B where your income is decided by your employer, it’s up to you as too how much money you wanna make here and how big you want to grow your business.
Personally, for me, I have grown my business quite a bit, but I feel like I haven’t even scratched the surface of the true income potential that’s available in the online space.
Take a look at some of my personal results that I was able to achieve here with lots of hard work below!!
As you can see in the screenshot above, the income potential here really is unlimited and the ball is in your court as to how much money you want to earn.
Also, it’s important to keep in mind that this is only 1 of the many income sources I have coming in on a daily basis.
I’m in no way posting this to brag, but rather to encourage you guys and reassure you that ANYONE can do this no matter what background you come from, or your skill level.
If you aren’t afraid to step outside of your comfort zone and open your mind up to learning new things then you can definitely make money from any hobby or interest you may have.
Over the years, I have earned a decent amount of money from many hobbies and as I continue to learn more about this business, my income continues to grow.
Like anything that’s worthwhile, this will take you a great amount of hard work and dedication before you start to see any type of results.
If you’re looking for an all in one training center that not only shows you how all of this works but also provides you with all the tools, training, and help and support needed to launch your first hobby based website and start making money, I would highly recommend that you check out Wealthy Affiliate.
This is where I learned how to take several of my hobbies and turn them into full-time money-making machines.
It’s Free To Get Started and everything you need to get up and running is included in your free starter membership package.
Anyway, I really hope this post has helped you guys and provided you with a step by step plan of action for you to follow to make as much money as you want here.
Still, have questions?
Feel free to leave them for me in the comments section below!!
Until Next Time!!
Your Friend, Scott!