One of the best ways to earn additional income around the clock is to create a website that draws a lot of traffic and generates revenue for you. The more audience you can attract the better. Once you have a popular site, you can think of ways to make money off that. Of course, it’s not as easy as you think.
The best kind of website to create is one that you are interested in. This is very important because your interest is deeply reflected in the quality of the site. If you’re really motivated in keeping the site updated and interesting, people will see that and they will keep going back.
There are so many different kind of websites you can do. For example, if you’re good at writing and like to eat, you can start a food critic web page. There are tons of food sites, I know.. but again, quality and dedication makes a difference between you and the competition. One thing I always learn is to start small when you’re venturing out. Do some reviews in your local neighborhood first so you people can see that you are an expert in that area. Then you can start venturing out and write about restaurants in nearby neighborhoods.
Just when you think all the ideas are already exhausted, I found something new. Take a look at RapidShare. They give out free temp space for users to share files, and they load up the page with ads. But since this is a great way to share files, it attracts many audience and ads get tons of impressions. In addition, they restrict downloads to a certain amount and charge users if they want to lift that download cap. RapidShare also does web hosting. I think the whole web space + hosting business is a great idea.
So as you can see, it’s still possible to come out with great ideas on the net. Just think what else could be useful for people. You may have a great idea, just put it to work and you may be making more money than sitting in your couch during your free time thinking about the possible website you would have.
I’m just getting started on a website that I wanted to do. No word on it yet, but it’ll be fun for me… even if I don’t make money. I guess that’s how you should look at it. Even if I don’t earn much, at least I learn.
I’ve been really inspired by the money they made off advertisements in Apprentice, so I’ve been thinking of more ideas. In one episode of the first season, one team had advertisements on the rickshaws and made more than a thousand of dollars in one day. Instead of rickshaws, I can go on foot. Since I jog along the river on the weekends, maybe I can pass out flyers on the way. The only problem with flyers is that people throw them on the ground. So I thought, why not print ads on napkins — at least there’s a use for them. Other joggers or pedestrians may need to wipe their face, hands, or just hold it in their pockets until necessary.
To further explore this idea. The napkins can be distributed to restaurants and have the napkins placed on the tables. That’s one of the first things you notice when you sit down in a restaurant. And napkins are always used so the chances of people seeing the ads are high. Of course, the prints on the napkins will be safe to wipe your mouth.
Now, I’ll just have to find sponsors to invest money on my idea. I can give out free napkins to restaurants. It’s good for them too since they’ll save money on that — not a lot of money, but think long term… free napkins for life. On weekends, I can go jogging and pass out napkins for people who need to wipe the sweats out of their face or messy people who spill soda on their pants, or just curious bystanders trying to get free stuff. People will look at napkins and they will be brainwashed with the ads on them. Napkins are useful, so most people will fold them and put them in their pockets or bags. In addition, I’ll have a dozen “DON’T LITTER” fine prints around the edges of the napkin to reinforce the message.
Overall, I think the idea carries some weight and deserves to be explored.
I’ve been just thinking about different ideas to make money. Here’s one off the top of my head. This is very similar to the one of the episodes in Apprentice. Donald Trump shows his new bottled water, The Trump Ice.
I have an idea quite similar to that. It is to create your own bottled water but have a small section of it for advertisement. I think that’s the best way to get your ads out. Have the bottled water distributed for free in parks and populated areas to draw the most attention. I think there’s money to be made there. Feel free to critique.