Other Revenue Strategies

While generating income through selling online ads or running an e-commerce store are among the most popular, and most lucrative, opportunities, they're certainly not your only options. There are a lot of other possibilities that you could consider as well. In some cases, these may be a little less demanding and a little less risky than running sites to sell ads or operating your own online store (and managing your own inventory).

Following are some of the options you might want to consider. Each is a viable means for making extra money or even jumpstarting a successful online career. To make it a little easier, I've broken up each opportunity into its own smaller section, with a few tips each to give you what you need to get started.

Subscription Models

I'm going to be straight with you right out of the gate: This isn't an easy business model to make work. Basically, with the subscription model, your main source of revenue is people paying you for access to your site. In a world of free content, this isn't exactly the easiest sale. That said, if you can make it work, you'll have recurring income coming in for a long time.

(MLA 8th Edition)