“Each of us is meant to have a character all our own, to be what no other can exactly be, and do what no other can exactly do.” – William Ellery Channing, Born Apr. 7, 1780.
This is good advice in general, but I would add that if you can manage to be interesting, and do interesting things, then you can make a good living on this here internet.
Use the internet to teach yourself to do something that interests you. Spend some money on it. Invest your time into it.
Record your journey from the very beginning. Create content about what you're learning and doing. Document it.
Note: This part – making content – entails its own set of skills and techniques to learn to do well and strive to get better at. But it's easy and you can do it all from a smartphone or tablet these days.
How does that ever end up making money, though?
Simple – charge people in your growing audience for actually teaching them step by step how to do exactly what you did.
Become an affiliate and offer them things that you yourself have bought and recommend.
If your audience is large enough, sell advertisements directly to the people who have good things to offer your people.
And where are your people? Where do you gather those followers?
Use whatever platforms and mediums are popular and active so you can find an audience. Facebook. Instagram. Pinterest. Your own blog. Email lists. YouTube. Whatever. Mix and match. Use the platforms you personally enjoy participating on.
Repeat. Do it over and over. If you get bored in one niche, evergreen and automate everything and then move on to the next thing that interests you. Then do it all again.
Does that sound hard? It's not. You just have to start. You're *meant* to start. Destined to. No one else can do it like you can, whatever it is.
Because every individual is unique, and the way you view your niche, approach your problems, and create solutions will all pull on every aspect of your self. Your history, memories, imagination, attitude, and personality.
And that means anything you offer will be UNIQUE and VALUABLE automatically, so long as you put your true self into it and on display.
I promise it works. This exact process is making many people wealthy. People no smarter, and no more talented than anyone reading this. The difference between them and you is that they started and are doing it.
So… Are you doing it? If not, why not?
<!—- lagniappe Here is a quick list of ways you can make money in any niche where there are already people spending money. 1. Information being sold. If others buy it, they’ll buy it from you. Buy it, learn it, internalize it, apply it, modify it, tweak it, sell your own version. 2. Products being sold. You can do the same as above or else see what kind of affiliate agreement can be had if you were to recommend their products. To stay fair-minded, review all competing products and let people choose which to purchase - just be a partner for all of them that you can. 3. How-to media. Create step by step processes and highlight shortcuts for doing the things you learn to do that others in your niche also want to do. Make posts and videos. Use these to link to things you sell, or post ads alongside or within the content. 4. Collect that content into a subscribe-able format. Grow an audience around it. If that audience becomes large enough, you can charge sellers directly to buy ad space from you. 5. Personal coaching or consulting. This doesn’t apply in all fields, but I am constantly surprised by what people will pay for online tutoring in. So you never know. But if you’ve done it and succeeded, others who want to succeed may be willing to pay you to help them hands-on. 6. A racy photo calendar. Always a winning seller. 7. Next level coaching or consulting. Instead of helping practitioners and pursuers in the niche, you offer to help others who are trying to SELL to those folks. After all, if you’ve found success at it, others will wish they could as well. Many many other ways abound, but my goal is just to broaden your horizons and open your eyes to the possibilities. You can apply the above in absolutely any niche that you pursue for profit or even just as a hobby - use these methods to finance your own fun! However you choose, let me know how it works. :) —->