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3 Steps to Making $100 a Day from Home (Without Scams or BS!)

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Why are you interested in learning how to make money online? Whether you want to pay off college loans or other debt (including your mortgage!), or just want some extra spending money, working online is something everyone can do.

I know that's a bold statement, but if you can post on Facebook, I firmly believe you're capable of working online! ๐Ÿ™‚ All you need is access to decent internet, and a laptop. Everything else, you can do for free.

If you have a little wiggle room in the budget, use Jasper to write and make art and make LOTS more money.

How to Make $100 a Day Online

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There are many scams online, so the first thing I want you to do is put your critical thinking cap on. I'm not sending you to go join an MLM, I'm talking about launching your own business and designing your life exactly how you want it – without an upline in the way.

No shade at those who do well with MLMs, but I find them predatory so we are not gonna talk about them today. We're talking about real, long-term, sustainable income.

To get from $0 to $100 a day working online, you'll need a plan and lots of elbow grease. Monetary investments are few and far between if you have the time and hustle to work, but having a little money to invest can definitely help you get to $100 a day faster!

Step 1: Pick a Profitable Niche

Picking the right niche, the most profitable niche for your situation, isn't difficult… but the decision shouldn't be taken lightly if you're depending on this $100 a day to happen any time soon. Sure, I've started blogs on a whim and they've been wildly successful – but I put a lot more work in than I needed to! This is the quick and dirty – EASIEST – way to get to $100/day.

What is a niche? A niche is like a topic. When you're choosing a niche, you don't want it to be too broad (“food blog”) but you don't want it to be so niche that your audience is very small (“vegan mushroom recipe blog”).

While small niches CAN do well and DO pay better, overall the fastest results – without some luck of going viral – are going to come from choosing a solid niche that the right amount of people are interested in. Not too big (“sports”), and not too small (“underwater basket weaving”).

You may want $100 a day, but your next goal will be to multiply that into something more, right? That means you'll need to choose a niche you enjoy working in. Often, personal satisfaction translates into more money , moreso than keyword volume and competition stats do.

If you're super excited about vegan mushroom recipes, that may shine through enough to attract a huge audience. Ya just never know… ๐Ÿ˜‰

At the same time, you want something that has profit potential. You can't be careless about that part of the equation, because that's the part that's going to pay your bills! What constitutes a profitable niche? The best niches include lots of product creation and affiliate sales potential – maybe even in both the tangible and digital product arenas.

Let's go over a few examples so you can learn how to dive into the best niche right of the bat.

Everyone always wonders if they can begin in the “Internet marketing” niche. The answer is definitely yes! The biggest objection I hear to this is “but I feel like an impostor, I'm not successful yet!”

The thing is, I started teaching people how to coupon AS I was learning. My first profitable blog was about how to save money, cook cheap meals, and learn extreme couponing. Not the sleazy kind of couponing! That's actually why I got out of that niche.

Anyway. Even if you're not an expert yet, you can still teach someone who knows less than you on some topic, what they need to know.

Some of the things you may know how to do that you can teach others in this niche:

  • How to write articles or sales copy
  • How to install a blog
  • How to make a video for YouTube
  • How to conduct keyword research (SEO)
  • How to use Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, etc

There is SO much potential in this niche, even though most people say it's “oversaturated”. Oversaturation is a myth, in most cases. Were there a million and a half mommy blogs? Yes. Was the niche deemed “oversaturated”? Yes. Do many mommy bloggers still make six figures? YES!

Perhaps you've learned you can't afford to be a stay at home mom. This is where side hustles come in, and honestly it's how most of us got started!!

Beyond teaching, you can recommend products you're using along your journey. For example, I started using MailerLite as an alternative to the very expensive ConvertKit. As I was learning how to use it, I had wished there were more tutorials!

So, each time I figured out how to do something, I'd make a tutorial and share it with my blog friends. Not only did the tutorials make money (from ads), I also earned affiliate income when my blog friends signed up for MailerLite!

Don't have any blog friends? That's okay! They will find you when you start delivering value content. Create something bloggers NEED and you will never go out of business. ๐Ÿ™‚

Challenge: Start a blog and YouTube channel, and start creating tutorials that will resonate with others in your niche – or those wanting to break into your niche. Think about it: real estate agents have an AMAZING niche opportunity. They can teach aspiring agents exactly how to be awesome – and get paid for it! You should always have multiple revenue streams. Teaching is one way to ensure that.

What about the health niche?

Another niche people claim is too competitive, health! While it's not a great idea to start a health blog specifically right now (Google isn't a huge fan), you can start a personal blog that mentions health. One of my blogs tells my thyroid cancer story, and without ever even promoting it and only a few posts on the blog, it gets good traffic from Google!

Another profitable sector inside the health niche is weight loss and fitness. One of my blogs was a Weight Watchers focused blog (healthy eating, healthy living, etc) and it sold for six figures! My husband has a similar blog, and he was just offered $80,000 for his – after he made $35,000 in ads without working on the blog much at all this year. This was barely two years after his blog started.

Even if you don't make a dime your first year blogging (which is highly unlikely if you put the work in), can you imagine making $35,000 the next year with VERY part-time work? And then being offered $80,000 for it so you can sell it and go start another blog? There is amazing potential in blogging, no matter your topic!

One more niche… Pets!

What about the pet niche? Talk about cha-ching! If you're passionate about your dog, or your cat is super cute or unique, start an Instagram channel for them right away! Then, you can start blogging and working with sponsors to get free pet food, clothing, trips, and more.

You could even expand to create an Etsy store – or a store on your blog – selling pet products. Think pet toys, bandanas, leashes… basically anything to take care of or spoil your little animals. ๐Ÿ™‚

In the pet niche, just like any other, you have to strike the right balance between narrow and broad. Targeting a specific dog breed will increase your earnings per sale or click, but may cut off a large part of a potential audience you could've tapped into.

Also, you don't want to be too loyal to only one product! If you zero in on just one model of one brand of one product, then you're boxing yourself into a corner. You want to have room to move around and pivot when necessary, but not be so broad that it's a catch all.

Step 2: Choose the Right Affiliate Products

Blogs take a while to get off the ground, so it's important to start your email list and affiliate marketing right away. It's just as important as writing content is. To get to $100 a day, you'll need multiple income streams – well, at least if you want to do it fast, in most cases.

Diversify from the beginning. Don't build up one platform, like Facebook, while neglecting Pinterest or Instagram. Why? Because what happens when Facebook's algorithm changes (again) and your business tanks? All of that time wasted!

Spend a little time here, a little time there, and build a house with a solid foundation rather than one that will fall over because you grew it quickly and carelessly on stilts.

Think of diversifying your income like a money tree: when one branch isn't making as much money, you have the potential to bring in cash through the other branches.

Some methods are residual, while others crank out cash one time only for you. It's a good idea to pair both services and products in your initial efforts.

While you're focusing on being an affiliate for others, you want to create helpful content. Don't just throw an affiliate link in willy nilly. Here are a few examples of top-performing affiliate posts:

Why are these posts great? Well, for a few reasons. First, they deliver value. These posts make great stand alone content. Even if you don't purchase the product mentioned, you will learn something.

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10 Comments

  1. Pamela jablonski says:

    Iโ€™m ready!!!

  2. I’m ready to make $100 a day! I have a few ideas for niches to start a Blog post!
    I would be starting from scratch – I do not have a website yet.

  3. Thank you for all the great tips and motivation. I am so excited to implement your ideas into my blog.

  4. I just joined your Facebook group and that lead me to your blog. I’ve been reading through it and I think I’m ready to start implementing some of what you advise.

    1. Sadie Smiley says:

      Thank you so much!!

  5. I’m so ready Sadie, this was so interesting

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