This section of the website shines a light on real-world ways in which you can generate revenue using internet technology such as streaming audio and video.
If you let yourself learn from these suggestions I provide here free of charge, you may succeed in getting people to pay you for shining a light on a specific subject area or topic that you find worth sharing with them.
I am not merely “making this up” out of my own vivid imagination or by being theoretical or talking about silver castles in the sky. Each and every one of these suggestions you see here in this section of the website comes from my specific hands-on experience generating revenue in the real world.
First Things First
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Starting PointIt may be obvious, but I will spell it out for you clearly: If you want streaming video and audio to be effective in your business, you need to start with a list of people’s email addresses. The way this works is you send emails out to people who are on your list and you attempt to get them to connect with you online in ways that result in generating revenue. If you lack an email list, your first priority should be to build such an email list right away.
If you happen to have several hundred email addresses, you are in an excellent position to get started. Let’s assume you have 755 email addresses. Think of it. If you could get those 755 people to send you $1.50 each month, you would generate $11,325 per month.
If your monthly charge happens to be $2.50, if you can persuade those 755 people to pay you each month, you would earn $18,875 per month. Do the simple math. The monthly fee you charge and the size of your email list directly impact your ability to generate revenue successfully.
In the real world I currently use a proven software platform that enables me to charge fees online so people can access and download what I have produced. When someone agrees to pay me, they gain access to exclusive material I have “protected” inside an online folder on a web server. Only if they agree to pay me do I use the software platform to give them instant access to the “protected” folders. The fulfillment of orders is done 24/7 by automation and without my ongoing involvement.
You Need Something Digital to Sell
If you bake cakes, and you want to sell your cakes over the internet, this method won’t work for you for reasons that are crystal clear. You cannot bake a cake and place that cake or any other physical object inside a “protected” folder on a website. What you need instead is something digital that can be downloaded from that “protected” folder on a website. The simple truth is that you can generate revenue if you offer SOMETHING DIGITAL THAT PEOPLE ARE WILLING TO SPEND THEIR MONEY TO DOWNLOAD.
Paperbacks and eBooks
A very common approach (which I am currently using) in the real world today that fulfills the digital and downloadable requirement is to write something (fiction or nonfiction) that spans the length of a book. You would be in the ballpark if you wrote something that takes up around 100 and up in a digital downloadable format and a paperback book format.
Many people (including me) today use international online vendors to make eBooks available on websites for purchase anywhere on Earth. The most well-known is Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing. They provide a lot of assistance in creating both eBooks and paperback books. But they certainly are not the only game in town. You may prefer a specialty online eBook or paperback book vendor that better suits your subject matter or viewpoints. The choice is yours to make.
The essential process with paperback and eBooks (regardless of the vendor you choose for distribution) involves several steps that must be taken carefully and in the correct order.
- The book must be written by someone like you. It’s possible in today’s world for you to pay someone to be a ghostwriter of your book. That will be expensive for you. No matter what, the book needs to be about a subject or viewpoint that people will find worth spending their money to read. A book that nobody wants to spend money to read is not something you want to create.
- The book must be produced in a specific digital format for worldwide distribution on Amazon or other international online vendors so it can be downloaded electronically and/or printed on demand and shipped directly to the customer.
- The book needs publicity provided by you using your own personal website, other peoples’ websites, social media channels, your own email list of hundreds of people, your public speaking opportunities, and other word-of-mouth outreach you work on.
Many people today (including me) regularly write in a blog. This is very simply a method of producing text and images and placing them inside one online article that is digital and downloadable. You can sell access to your blog posts using one of several software platforms enabling you to charge for people to “subscribe” to your posts. Writing a blog is a far shorter process than writing an eBook or paperback. Where an eBook or paperback may need to be 100 pages and up in length, in contrast a blog post need only be four or five paragraphs in length.
Here is one major feature that a blog makes possible that cannot happen with an eBook: Your blog posts can include audio recordings of your voice talking or singing or playing an instrument for your listeners, or, video recordings of you talking, singing, or musical performances for your viewers. It is also possible to do live and real-time audio presentations and/or video presentations. Note that audio recordings and presentations can be much more easy to produce than video recordings and presentations.
The same process is essential for any successful (revenue-generating) blog:
- The blog must be written by someone like you who has something to say that’s worth people’s time and money to access. It’s possible to pay someone to be a your blog’s ghostwriter. That, too, is expensive. No matter what, the blog needs to be about a subject or viewpoint that people will find worth spending their money to read. A blog that nobody wants to spend money to read is not something you want to create.
- The blog must be produced in a specific digital format for worldwide distribution on a blog platform (such as WordPress) or other available platforms.
- The blog needs publicity provided by you using your own personal website, other peoples’ websites, social media channels, your own email list of hundreds of people, your public speaking opportunities, and other word-of-mouth outreach you work on.
Watch a 3-minute video showing you what you need to get started offering your digital, downloadable material to generate revenue.