Affiliates are sellers who sell a product someone else created for a commission. If you have some basic Web skills and are comfortable with marketing and promoting products online, consider signing up for an affiliate program and jump right in. If you already have a blog or Website, consider selling items on Amazon.com through their affiliate program. Also, take a look at Commission Junction, one of the leading affiliate sites on the Web. Youâ€™ll need to provide some basic information about an existing Website and can qualify for different types of products.
Launch a podcasting series
Do you have specialty advice or knowledge about a subject, a unique point of view, or tips to share with the world? Launch a podcasting series to either sell a product where you earn a profit from sales, or to build a following on a blog and earn money through ads. You could also set up a podcasting event where people pay to attend each session or buy a subscription to your podcasts. You will need to be fairly Web-savvy to make this work and also know how to market yourself to your niche community online.
Market your skills to a college or university
Are you a marketing, sales, or other creative professional? Pitch an idea to a college or universityâ€™s marketing department that would attract more college students in the upcoming year. It could be anything relevant to the college community, like an online college/department review service, an app for a streamlined college scholarship, or even a must/concert series. It wouldnâ€™t hurt to also try to get to know and work with the head of a department at the college or university on your new project. Depending on your idea, you might score an honorarium as a guest lecturer or even secure a part-time job as an adjunct professor.
Sell items on eBay
Use auction sites like eBay to sell off furniture, like-new clothing, and household items to generate some quick cash. Be creative with your listings and make sure you include some high-quality photos of each product. Look up similar listings so youâ€™re pricing items competitively for a quick sale.
Your ability to earn extra dollars is limited only by your imagination and the time youâ€™re willing to put into making cash now and into the New Year.