Micro-Entrepreneurship For Dummies
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What may have started as a hobby has now blossomed into your own micro-entrepreneurial business. You’re now offering your product or service to customers with the goal of making money. These six options are proven ways to do so.

  • Write an article and sell it. Everyone has information and insights that others would pay for. You can get paid for your articles at places, such as Constant Content and Associated Content among others.

  • Make money from online advertising. You can set up a blog or website and allow advertising on it from programs such as Google’s AdSense program () or Adbrite. They do the advertising and share revenue with you as the blog or website publisher.

  • Offer your services through online services. Whether you have technical or administrative skills, you can be helpful to businesses with those tasks and make money. Take a look at sites, such as Elance, Odesk, and Freelancer.com.

  • Sell your stuff online. Most people have stuff they can sell and get cash. You can sell your stuff relatively quickly on sites, such as Craigslist, eBay, or Amazon. Listing your item(s) is either free or very inexpensive, and many people have turned this option into a great part-time or even full-time business.

  • Write a Kindle ebook on Amazon. You can easily and relatively quickly write a Kindle book and upload it to Amazon. If your topic is trendy and your ebook has great content, it can become a form of passive income too because Amazon does everything else (processing, distribution, and so on) after you submit your book.

  • Use affiliate sites. Clickbank.com and Commission Junction are two of the easier ones to start with. Thousands of merchants are glad to pay you referral or affiliate fees for sending prospects their way. You can make referrals in a variety of ways, including writing articles (and including your affiliate link) or preparing a YouTube video (with an affiliate link in the video description).

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Paul Mladjenovic is a certified financial planner, micro-entrepreneur, and home business educator with more than 25 years' experience writing and teaching about financial and business start-up topics. He owns RavingCapitalist.com and is also the author of Stock Investing For Dummies.

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