Rent out a room on Airbnb. Living near a tourist area has its perks, including the prospect of renting out a room for a profit. With home sharing sites like Airbnb, you can rent out a room in your home – or even the entire place – for a day, a week, or longer. If you have extra space and might enjoy the company of travelers, renting out a room is great way to earn some extra money with little effort on your part. See our post, “How to Make Money as an AirBNB Host.”
Just signed up for it, watched a video or two, then realized to my own dismay that this is most likely a scam. It had occurred to me sooner but I was stupid enough to pay the $97 and see what it was about. I have emailed them and if they don’t get back to me within the day I’m just gonna call my bank. I really hope my bank will refund me. I can’t afford to part with this money without seeing returns on it. It’s just crappy because I know my back will most likely never see the return on this money even if I get my money back. I like to keep good relationships with the institutions I do business with. Do you have any other suggestions on how to go about this?
Now, it’s time to start creating and uploading content. Make sure you’re using a high-enough quality camera (most smartphones will work but I’d suggest at least having a tripod so your footage isn’t shaky), but don’t worry about being perfect at first. The beauty of YouTube is that you can continue to test out different content and styles as you find what works for you. Instead, stick to a regular schedule to build up your subscriber base.
If you’re looking for inspiration, my friend Michelle Schroeder-Gardner of the website Making Sense of Sense has become the expert on all things affiliate marketing. Michelle earns more than $100,000 per month from her blog and the bulk of her income comes from affiliate sales. Michelle has had so much success with affiliate marketing that she even has her own course called Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing.