You should make more money online as a chronic illness warrior.
Sickle cell disorder just like other chronic illnesses affect every area of life. Living with one sometimes mean you have to quit your job or you have problem finding a job yet the bills don’t stop.
The financial effect of living with a chronic illness especially in Nigeria is as important as your physical health and mental health.
With proper treatment, we can manage sickle cell disorder for a very long time.
In this post, you will learn ten easy ways to make money online.
Easy in this post does not mean simple and lazy, it means not so stressful.
Nothing beats hard work and dedication so if you think after reading this post you will just relax and money starts flowing, I need you to stop reading.
For real. Okay, we move.
If you have been looking ways to make more money as a warrior i.e. ways to make money without too much physical stress, then read till the end.
Before, I let you into the types of online business, here’s why I believe warriors need to build an online business and make money online.
- Having an online business means having time for yourself. Although you have to put in the work but you still get time for yourself at the end. You can build an online business by just focusing on your business for at least two hours a day.
- You can start an online business with little or zero capital. The best part is that you don’t have to be an expert before making money. You can start making little, then learn and grow your income as you go.
- Making money is not stressful. Although you have to put in the work. It is lot of hard work but it is not so stressful to make money.
- You can work from anywhere when you have an online business.
- Having an online business gives you the opportunity to build a personal brand and the benefits of having a personal brand in today’s world are enormous.
Now, let’s talk about ways to make money online
1. Start a blog and monetize it
Statistics from Optinmonster shows that every month, approximately 409 million people view more than 20 billion pages. This is a very recent stats.
Hence, there is no better time to start a blog than now and it has never been easier to start one.
You can start a blog today with very little money and make lot of money in the long run.
If you’re ready to start a blog but do not know how, then you should read this post ‘how I started a blog in less than 24 hours’.
2. Self-publish on Amazon
If you ever thought publishing a book is only for writers, I tell you today that you have been making a mistake.
Anyone can publish a book on Amazon.
Anyone can learn what it takes to self-publish on Amazon and you don’t have to publish a hundred page book. It can be as little as a journal.
I attended a virtual presentation where Edirin Edewor talked about the business of self-publishing on Amazon.
Edirin Edewor is an award-winning Entrepreneur, Multiple Amazon Bestselling Author, and Mindset and Author’s Coach. She helps authors become published on Amazon and become bestsellers.
3. Create digital products
Selling digital products is a great way to not only make money on the side but also share your knowledge with the world.
There is no capital involved, all you need is a knowledge that can transform someone’s life.
People pay for transformation, not information.Sunny Lenarduzzi, YouTube Business Coach
If you have any knowledge that would transform someone’s life, then you should create a digital product and start making your money.
Types of digital product anyone can create.
- Membership sites
- Video courses
All you need to do is create the digital product, build a marketing strategy and start marketing your products.
4. Become a social media influencer
Influencer marketing is fast gaining recognition worldwide. In fact, companies now prefer to pay influencers to promote their products than take it to the traditional media.
Influencers are making huge cash. Becoming an influencer is lot of work and requires consistency whether that is Twitter or Instagram or TikTok.
To become one,
- Start by picking a social media channel
- Pick a niche
- Start sharing what you know
- Keep building relationships and community
Influencer marketing has a lot more to do with trust than number of followers.
5. Start a YouTube channel
YouTube has 2 billion users worldwide and 79% of internet users have a YouTube account.
People love watching videos, people love learning from videos.
But the numbers should not pressure you, I advise you just play to your strength. If you love to show your face, then start a YouTube channel
If you are like me, who don’t really like showing my face, play to strength.
6. Start a freelance business
A freelancer is a self-employed person who offers services, often working on several jobs for multiple clients at one time.
Freelancing can be a great side hustle idea. Blogs like writing revolt teaches how to build a freelance business and make money as a freelancer.
7. Become a copywriter
Copywriting is the act or occupation of writing text for the purpose of advertising or other forms of marketing
A copy is a written content that aims to increase brand awareness and ultimately persuade a person or group to take a particular action.
As a copywriter, every business needs you but you cannot work for every business. Hence you need to pick a niche in order to make lot of money.
8. Start a coaching/consulting business
Everyone is turning online for education and that gives you an opportunity to make money teaching someone.
You do not have to be an expert to teach something, all you need is an edge above someone.
At whatever level you are in, trust me someone needs your knowledge. So starting a coaching business might be perfect for you.
9. Start a podcast
A podcast is an episodic series of spoken word digital audio files that a user can download to a personal device for easy listening.
A podcast is audio like YouTube is video and blog is text.
If you have a topic that you are passionate about and you love to talk, podcast is for you. You can record daily or weekly, as you wish just make sure that you are consistent.
Although if you want to monetize a podcast, you need to be intentional.
10. Become an affiliate
As an affiliate you get a commission for promoting a product usually you are not the creator of the product or service.
Basically you promote and market a product and get paid a commission when you make a sale.
Usually the commission rate is set by the creator.
Amazon is an example of an affiliate company. Many big companies have affiliate programs because it helps their marketing.
Before concluding, I wish to let you know that I love blogging and I am a blogging coach.
I have a free eBook for you, How to start a blog in less than 24 hours. If you need help in starting your blog, growing or monetizing it, feel free to contact via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Making money online is possible for anyone and I mean that. All you have to do is be ready to learn and work.
No matter which way you choose to make money online, you need to put in work because nothing beats hard work, consistency and determination.
Also, you need patience. There is no quick way to making money online, if you want really make money doing any of the above then you need to be patient.
Are you a chronic illness warrior who makes money online or want to make money? Let me know what your thoughts are and how you handle your online business.
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