Quite often we see newcomers extremely confused about starting out. For many of them, the methods found on bhw can be overwhelming and confusing. Additionally, many people fail to realize that it takes money to make money. In spite of this, I’ve decided to open up a journey that many beginners can follow to generate money online in order to use as investment for future passive-income ventures. The goal is to generate $1,000 a month. I’ll be dipping my hands in a few ways to generate revenue, which will be described in detail below. Methods of Making Money I’ll be using: Copywriting – I enjoy copywriting and have been doing it over the past few years. I can easily make $10-20 a day with writing on various sites. TextBroker – a few weeks ago, I stumbled across this website on Reddit. This is an awesome, consistent way to earn side-money when starting out. Its quite easy to apply for a writing position. (I believe they allow USA and UK writers). After applying, I received a Level 3 star rating – which equals out to about $0.01 per word. I'll work towards increasing my rating because the higher the writers rating, the larger amount they can make per word. Write 1,000 words per day and you’ve got yourself $10.00 per day in your pocket. IWriter - I’ve seen this website discussed in a few various ways throughout BHW and think it has great potential. There is a catch though – you need to put in the work upfront before earning good money with the site. Once you start out, you’re going to be making pennies on the dollar. However, if you put in the hard-work, you can increase your writers rating. The end goal with this website is to achieve the “Elite Plus” status. According to their website “To become an Elite writer you must have a rating of 4.6 stars or more, and have at least 30 ratings in your account”. When starting out, try to find offers that you can complete fast (like 150 words) and make sure that the author has a 75% approval rating. Here’s the thing - if you achieve Elite Plus status, you can get paid upwards of $0.06 per word. This means that for writing 1,000 words, the writer can make $60. Fiverr – Over the years I’ve generated over $5,000 working with this website. You can generate a nice side-revenue if you’re smart about it. Many people have made a considerable amount more. I have over 400+ reviews on my profile & I’ll be maxing out the # of gigs I offer. I’ll be utilizing on-site SEO and buying reviews here and there to help boost my gig’s visibility. Additionally, I’ll be implementing gig extras heavily. Freelancing – Many freelancing sites receive a considerable amount of flack due to their high fees. However, when a person needs money, any money in their pocket is better than no money at all. Many people in need of money should take the hit of the fees when starting out. Even though you’re not making as much as you’d like, you’re building up your profile’s reputation which will help ten-fold down the road. The goal will be to use PPH, Freelancer, Elance, and Upwork. When bidding on the jobs, I won’t simply be sending a text “begging for the job”. Instead, I’ll be using a perfectly-articulated message outlining why I’d be a perfect fit for the job along with an attached proposal. The goal is to stand out from the crowd right from the get-go and express the idea that I’m the seasoned professional the client needs. Most people working on these freelance sites charge pennies on the dollar and I won’t be able to compete with that. However, some things I bring to the table are dedication to customer service, being based within the USA, and prior experience to back up my claims. I’ll push the notion that “You get what you pay for”. These sites offer individuals the option to submit their proposals for free, but only a small amount. I figure that I will be able to acquire clients using these free “tokens” by spreading out my proposals across multiple freelance sites. Goals With this Journey: Write a minimum of 1,000 words per day on TextBroker. Sure this is going to suck and be repetitive, but It can be a nice source of side-revenue. Write 3X per week on iWriter to increase my writer rating. The goal will be to achieve Elite Plus status. Max out the # of gigs I offer on fiverr. Work on On-site SEO and grab some reviews to increase the gig’s visibility. Send 10 proposals per day across the various freelance websites mentioned above. Even with a 1% conversion rate, I’ll be seeing 3 new clients per month. I’ll start out with SEO services, but if I don’t see any clients picked up after a month, I’ll expand into other various services regarding content writing, SMM, and website design. Why did I create this journey? Simple – I wanted to help others who are experiencing “analysis paralysis” and don’t know where to begin. Albeit this isn’t a “passive income” journey, it will help fund future passive income ventures. Also, I want to stay accountable for the goals mentioned above.