02 Mar 07 12:34 pm
How many ways are there to make money on the Net?
I teach a group of IT students and this subject came up. . .
One of the biggest problems we see when we are building an I.M. business is all the distractions that sidetrack us from our original business designs.
We were discussing this the other day and someone commented, "It can't be that bad - there's not all that many legal ways to make money off the Internet!"
I thought it would be an interesting thread to ask the experts and see if we missed anything:. We thought of:
Selling our own stuff through online Auctions and online markets
Selling other peoples stuff for a commission or fee at online auctions etc.
Affiliate - directing customers to someone else's selling site for a cut.
Advertising sales - selling space on a busy site (eg adsense etc)
Joint Venture - promoting each others products
Content writing - articles for ezines and blogs
Copy writing - advertising copy writing, technical writing.
Photography - selling images
Graphic design (selling desktops, screensavers, web graphics sets etc)
Blogging for profit (like Sean06) does.
Donor sites - free ware or images (eg Sims mod sites) for donations
Then we ran out of ideas - What did we miss?