This blog started a few years back with a simple premise. I wanted to make a few dollars here and there by blogging. I was able to achieve this goal right away. I started with “get paid to blog” sites as my first monetization method. I later realized that i needed to switch my strategy. If you have followed this blog in the past, you already know the changes that i made. Bloggernoob.com is going to start talking about the big picture in this “make money online” game. Im not going to talk about the same old things as my competitors. The way i see it. Trying to make full time income with just a blog is ridiculous for most people. Very few people can bring in $100/day or more with just a blog. So, if you are serious about making money online, you will need to be creative. You will need to think about future opportunities. The tech world and the web landscape changes at an exponential rate. You will need to be flexible and seek out new ways to make money online.
This post is a mission statement for myself and people who think like me. The web isn’t accessed by a desktop computer anymore. It’s mobile and portable. You will need to think about these things as you start a new website or web venture. Also, you need to really dive right into the social web. Sites like facebook and twitter are taking over the web. People are not relying solely on google or other search engines. I even have a few friends who don’t use email anymore. They now message me via twitter or facebook. My point is that the World Wide Web that you know now isn’t going to be the same tomorrow. Literally. So, what can a noob or newbie do to try to make a living online?
First off, you need to stay current. You need to read a lot of the tech blogs and news sites to see what all of the big fish are doing. Read up on Google acquisitions and look into bidding wars between big companies. Do this to search for opportunities for you. You probably won’t start a company that will get bought out by a giant, but you can still earn a nice living. There is a lot of money that will trickle down to bloggers and lowly webmasters. You just need to know where to look. News of Google buying or investing in a company will help you understand the direction of the web. You will see what types of companies are making the big bucks. This will help you get a piece of the pie. Even if your slice is small compared to Google. The crumbs that fall off of Google or Disney’s dinner table can feed a big family.
Educate yourself. Learn a bit of code. Learn some web design. Blogging can be done by any idiot. Im pretty sure that even a monkey can blog. Look to branch out and improve your game. Look. Kobe Bryant isn’t Kobe Bryant because he stayed the same. He worked on his game and improved every year to become the best. If you are really serious about making money online, you will train yourself to have the compete package. There are so many things to learn. Get started. Download the Apple SDK and Andriod SDK and try to make some mobile apps. Go to facebook and make some facebook apps. Even if you don’t see yourself as a programmer, this will help you add income. And who knows, it might even present you will new ideas for a new startup.
Lastly, don’t limit yourself from making money solely online. There are still a lot of folks out there who don’t know how to use the web. They don’t know what an ipad is. They don’t know how to shop for deals online. They just don’t know about online marketing. Just look at your parents. If you can become a liaison to these types of people and or small businesses, you can tap into a nice income source. Be really active and creative. For example, help out a restaurant in your area with their online marketing efforts. Hook a small business up with some groupon and social networking promotions. You can even start a business of your own that hooks small businesses up with the web.
I know that the info in this post is generalized. I will try to make some detailed posts that talk about the specifics later. If you would like more info, leave me a comment with a specific question. Also feel free to add your 2 cents in the comments below. Noob out!