You’ve seen the ads.
All caps “MAKE $$$ ONLINE WITH THIS SIMPLE TRICK DON’T WAIT DO NOW!!!!!“.
Besides the poor english and overdone exclamation points, these ads never teach you anything. They always just want your email.
But there has to be people who are having success making money online, I’ve seen them on Instagram.
But where did they start and how did they do it?
This blog post will talk about the easiest ways to make money online as a college student. You’ll learn how with WordPress you can sell products, sell ad space and do affiliate marketing.
Tyro and the Boise State College of Innovation and Design have teamed up to offer Side Hustle Core, a multiple course series that will teach you how to start a digital side hustle.
What Is A Side Hustle
A side hustle is a way to make extra income so that you can pursue your passions.
Most side hustles are online businesses that can be automated or run from a laptop.
The core foundation to all side hustles are a website, digital marketing and business operations.
With these three fundamentals, almost all side hustles can be started.
Some examples are music for instructional videos, vintage fashion blog and a yoyo review blog.
All of these examples use the same side hustle core, just different variations.
Now that what a side hustle is has been explored, let’s talk about the different way’s to make money with a digital side hustle.
How To Make An Online Shop That Sells Digital Products
Some simple ways to make ecommerce shops are Shopify and Etsy. But both are expensive compared to WordPress.
WordPress has a free plugin to set up an ecommerce shop called Woocommerce.
It’s as easy as a click.
There are no fees to use Woocommerce and payments use Paypal.
With Woocommerce you can sell both physical and digital products.
In the case of music for instructional videos, you can sell the finished .WAV file on your Woocommerce site.
How To Make A Website That Sells Ad Space
To sell ad space on a website, you first need good content and then traffic.
For our example, we’re going to have a fashion blog about vintage clothes.
So you go thrifting, put your fits together and convince your photographer friend to shoot you.
You then can post those looks on your site and use site like Bloglovin and Pinterest to drive traffic.
Once you have traffic, you can sell ad space to companies like Google Adwords, Rstyle.me or small designer brands.
How To Set Up Affiliate Marketing For A Blog
Affiliate marketing is where you are payed by for the traffic you send to another website.
For our example, we are going to use a blog about yoyo’s and Amazon.
For your blog, you could try new yoyo’s and compare how they feel when you do tricks.
For each specific yoyo you review, you can link out to that yoyo on Amazon. Any person who clicks that links and buys the yoyo you reviewed, you will get a commission for that sale.
What’s great about affiliate marketing is that you set it and forget it. Once your posts are written, you just need to figure out how to get web traffic.
What Is Side Hustle Core
Side Hustle Core is a series of courses that will teach you the foundations for all small business. You’ll learn to build a website, digital market and do accounting/legal operations.
The course is offered through the Boise State College of Innovation and Design in conjunction with Tyro.
Sign up now to secure your spot and start your first side hustle, or improve the one you’ve already made : )