The holiday season is when people spend most of their money. They will start looking for gifts for their friends or someone they love. Most of them find the items on the internet. So, you have a great opportunity to make money during this period.
Here are three ways you can make money online during the holiday season:
As I wrote in my previous blog post (“How to Sell Products on Amazon With ZERO Inventory and Little Cash“), this ons is the easiest way to get started, and you can expect at least a 5-figure income from it.
Millions of people will start shopping online from October until the end of the year. Amazon is the biggest retailer website on the internet in the US. You can expect a flood of traffic to your products. The more and more various products you have, the more people will purchase your products.
I say it’s easy because you don’t have to learn anything about paid traffic or packing and shipping products by yourself. People will go to Amazon and search for products. You just have to find what kind of items they’re looking for, and push them on Amazon.
Gift products such as coffee mugs, travel mugs, necklaces, are what people are looking for. You can use GearBubble to produce and ship the products for you.
You can start this method quickly and have very low risk compared to the other two ways I’m going to write about next. You don’t need to purchase ads or worry about inventory.
Just spend your time on pushing products to Amazon for now. If you have at least 2,000 products listings on Amazon before October, I’m sure you’ll make a lot from them.
If you don’t have much of a budget, you can spend your time doing it yourself. But I think it’s better to hire someone to do it, like I do.
Difficulty: VERY EASY
Budget required: $297 – for the GearBubble dropship system.
If you’re good at paid traffic or know how to attract people to your website, creating your own site is another good option. I have my own Shopify store selling many products, including dropship and print-on-demand products.
You can read another of my previous blog posts (“How to Quick Start Your eCom Business“) or subscribe to my free lessons to learn how to do it. Basically, you need to do market research and purchase ads to find profitable niches.
This method is a bit more difficult than the first one, because you have to set up your own store and have an advertising budget to test the market and find a profitable niche.
But it’s not too hard. You can try it.
What you have to do is find at least one profitable niche as soon as you can. I suggest that you try to sell some products on GearBubble first, because you don’t have to spend much time to set up your own store.
Spend time and some of your budget on finding some profitable products first. Then, if you want to create your own brand-name store, move the products from GearBubble to your Shopify store using the GearBubble Dropship system.
After that, try importing some dropship products from AliExpress using the Oberlo app. This app is basically a tool that helps you order from AliExpress easily when some of your customers place an order on your store.
When you can know what your target customers are likely to buy, you can push those kinds of products and promote them during the holiday season.
Last year, I made 6-figures in December alone by selling products from my Shopify store. Most people spend most of their money at this time of the year. This year, I aim to make more.
Budget required: Depends on how much you want to spend. But I think you should have at least $1,500 for ad spending to find your first profitable niche.
The last method I’m suggesting you for this holiday season is to create a mobile app business. This might be different from selling physical products (like the first two options above) but many people also spend money on items sold in games as well.
From my own stats in the last two years, December has been the month that I made the most from selling items inside games. I think it might be because most people stay at home during the long holiday and spend plenty of time on their smartphone, buying something in their apps.
Not only can you make money during the holiday season – since your apps have been published to the store, you can still make lots of money from them (at least, as long as they are in the store).
Yes – without spending any more money!
So, I think the mobile app business is what you really need to pay attention to. It can be your next passive income stream. The budget required when you start is not that high, either. It depends on how big your app or game is.
You may start with small apps first to find how people respond to your offer. Then, move to a bigger app.
Budget required: Depends on a kind of app you want to build. I think $100 is enough to create your first app.
These are three ways you can make some bucks at the end of the year. I wrote this from my own experience in the last few years. I hope you enjoy reading it and get some ideas to get started.
Remember, we are now in July and the holiday season starts in October. We have only three months to get ready for the big shopping season. So go get stuff done!
Bank has been working in the affiliate marketing industry since he was an undergrad in 2008. His favorite traffic source is PPV (Pay-Per-View). In 2013, he started sharing his journey on this blog AlcheBank.com and developed AffLanders.com to help people create PPV landing pages.