This money making idea has just hit me in one of those rare “light bulb” moments, so it’s ripe for tweaking, changing, chopping, expanding and whatever else you may need to do to make it uniquely your own money making idea!
You won’t require any money, tools or experience to get started with this new money making idea right now – wow! Sounds like one of those cheesy Clickbank offers already doesn’t it? Maybe I should highlight it in yellow and sell for a once off payment of just
$147.00 $9.95, I’m kidding!
How The Money Making Idea Formed
Since starting this blog a few months ago, I’ve had lots of people telling me what a great money making idea it is and wishing they could come up with their own, unique, free money making idea (obviously they haven’t actually read the blog), but either didn’t know where to start with a website, started a blog and couldn’t monetize it, didn’t have time to maintain it, couldn’t come up with a good money making idea, etc, etc.
When any friends that have asked for help, I’ve simply asked them a few questions about their interests and abilities and given them a few pointers in the right direction. More recently I’ve had emails from strangers asking for help, and while I don’t mind making a couple of suggestions (such as:”go read the blog”), I simply don’t have time to offer full tutorials or a step by step guide for a money making idea or setting up a home business, which is what a lot of individuals are looking for. I don’t have a magic formula, and even if I did; I’d be selling it for thousands!
That’s Great but how do I Make Money from this Money Making Idea?
Keep reading – I’m getting to the point!
This money making idea is simple – You make up a quick questionnaire, including age, interests, hobbies, education, technical knowledge, skills, etc.
Then you offer a service matching people’s abilities to various online money making ideas and opportunities, told you it was simple!
Getting started, researching websites and marketing yourself are going to be the biggest hurdles initially, but once you have done it a few times, you will have a bank of resources at your disposal; and eventually should be able to just send off the match with a couple of clicks – You could even look into automation with software that matches people to their ideal work from home job. You will need to research a few money making ideas to get you started (and sounding knowlegeable), why not start with my 101 ways to make money online or Emergency Cash Ideas?
To begin with you may need to offer the service for free – this is a good way to get word of mouth spread, and to see if you’re actually any good at it! Finding someone who wants a new, fresh money making idea is like shooting fish in a barrel, if you can’t find a friend or family member, then just head over to one of the Money Making Forums on the resources page, you’ll be spoilt for choice!
Get your guinea-pig to fill in your questionnaire, and see what you can come up with from the information they have provided:
eg: No writing skills, 3 older kids, loves dogs and gossip, hates cooking, 10 hours a week to spare and wants to earn $100. They have $200 to invest.
Instantly you can count out blogging, article writing, creating kindle cook books and affiliate marketing (that would take a lot more than 10 hours). You know that you need to come up with something that’s going to make $10 an hour, so microjobs and survey’s aren’t going to cut it either. Suddenly not quite so simple is it? Well yes and no, at first the research is going to seem endless, but I bet after the 20th shot you will be able to recite work from home opportunities that suit in your sleep!
So how about designing doggie hoodies on Zazzle, selling handmade soaps on Etsy (the kids could help), buying an email list on solo-ads and promoting a digital product, tarot reading or direct sales such as Scentsy. Even if you just give that first spark of a good, profitable money making idea and let the customer expand on it with you it will be a job well done.
Now don’t forget they are paying for this information, so saying “sell doggie hoodies” just isn’t enough . You will need to explain where, how, when, what and why, and if it doesn’t appeal then be prepared to go through the whole process again! Being armed with a good back-up plan will be a definite advantage here.
If all else fails and you find yourself landed with the fussiest customer ever, then you have two options: Issue a refund, or tell them to become an “Online Career Guide”, give them your (my)money making idea, which happens to be this tutorial and questionnaire and Bob’s your Uncle!
Oh dear, I think I may just have started the next pyramid scheme……
What to Charge?
I can’t answer this one for you, it really boils down to what you think your money making idea and, more importantly, what you are worth and whether or not you want a quick and easy way to make money, or are you really are going to go the extra mile and offer a tailor-made, unique service to your customers.
For the first option, Fiverr springs to mind. For the second, maybe try it out for $50 on Gigzone or set up a Facebook page. When you have made a few sales you could look at a professional web design and charge maybe $100 or more?
All I can do is give you the money making idea, I can’t make the money for you – I have my own to earn LOL
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