John and I have written quite a few times about how to earn money this way and that. We have a whole category just for making money! Needless to say, we enjoy making those pieces of paper whenever we can. I was thinking the other day about all of my money making ideas over the years. I have done quite a lot. Some were good and others were terrible. Luckily for me, I just keep coming up with idea after idea. Now if I can only find the time to make them all work. Anyway, I figured I would share with you my favorite way to make money.
I Thrive in Services
You might think I was going to say blogging was my favorite way to earn money. While I do love blogging and think it can be awesome for many, it is not my favorite way to earn extra money. If you are interested in blogging, then check out our how to start a blog guide. PS. you can even hire me to setup your blog for free!
What I have found over the years is I thrive when I offer people services. I have worked in retail for many years, but I have also owned my own business, and even collected debt. I work hard to make sure people are satisfied with my level of service. I don’t think good customer service is dead, but it is becoming harder to find these days. Just check out my latest run in with two companies.
When you offer a service to other people, then you have to be more accountable for what you provide. Most of my clients come from word of mouth. I don’t advertise much and that is because when word of mouth is working right, then customers keep coming. Yes, there are many ways to earn money without offering a service, but I find it more rewarding.
When someone emails me because their site is having issues, and I can fix it for them quickly, then I get my satisfaction knowing I helped that customer out. I also hope my service was good enough to have them come back when other issues arise.
My Latest Money Making Endeavor
I have been working behind the scenes for some time slowly building a service company for people wanting to run blogs and websites. Ever since I started blogging, I have learned more about the people starting blogs. I also have grown my reputation for fast service and quality service. Since I love running a service business, I decided to relaunch my old company, iMark Interactive, and offer these services again. I will be offering freelancing writing, blog management, WordPress installation, website hosting migrations, and domain registrar moving. On top of those basic services, I will also be offering custom work on websites for little tweaks, changes, and fixes that might need to be done.
I am really excited about earning money this way. I get to control how much work I take on and the money can be limitless depending on how I set things up. While most of my money is earned with online endeavors, I never rule out going offline again, like when I had a mobile detailing company.
The key to this article is to show you there are so many ways to earn extra money. No matter what your passion is, try to see if you can earn money from it. If you use the excuse that you can’t make money from this or that, then you never will. Try it out and see where it goes. Never be afraid of trying your hand at something. I have a huge notebook of money making ideas that I put down in order of importance and viability.
What is your favorite way to make extra money?