Make Money Online Singapore – Different Business Models

December 17th, 2007

If you're from Singapore and want to learn how to make money online, here are a few ways you can go about it. There are a number of business models, and depending on your temperament and back ground to invest, you can try them out.

Business Model #1 – Adsense
This is sort of a Google affiliate marketing model. Google pays a commission to folks who set up a site and place Adsense codes on them. You just need to head on to Google and get a  "PUB-CA….." code which you will then copy and paste on to your website. Fresh sites that have not been visited by the Google adsense bot, will have a charity ad placed. In about 5 – 10 minutes relevant ads will start appearing based on the information on your site. So if yours was a golf site, you will start to have golf ads displayed on your site, if its cooking, similarly cooking ads will be displayed. Note that Google does not allow you to click on your own ads, and this will result in account termination and checks with held. So take of this.

Business Model #2 – Write a Book
Is there something you know that others don't? Is there a need for this information in your market. The content that you share need not be a Harvard business review hard cover copy. So long as its proven information that you've used to solve a problem in your life, others will surely be glad to learn of your information. It need not be a long drawn out copy of 50 pages. What matters most is results. So even if your book was just 10 pages long but is able to help someone fix their xbox in less then 5 minutes, that could be worth $50 to someone in desperate need for that knowledge and yet $0 to someone who does not play games. One that information is written, leverage on the affililate network from Clickbank to market it.

Business Model #3 – Text Link Ad Sales

This is somewhat like the Adsense model. The main difference is that unlike Goolge, you don't get paid when people click on your links. The advertiser who places his text links on your site pays you a flat rate. So, if you have a site with good PR rank with good traffic, you can command a higher price for a space on your website.

Business Model $4 – Set up a Dating Site
Dating is a popular business platform. There is a social need to meet up and befriend others. A Dating site with members will allow you to charge a fee for anyone who wants to use your site to socialise.

Business Model #5 – Create an Affiliate Site
Instead of creating a dating site, you can create an affiliate site that markets the services of dating sites. So instead of being the owner, you take the role of the "marketing agency" and earn a commission.

Business Model #6 – Start a Niche Forum
This forum can be about a topic of interest, cars, real estate, golf, hdb housing. When people start posting in the forums, you will get a constant stream of traffic because people like to return and check their posts. Then all you need to do to monetise is place some ads whether from Google or TLA.
This list is by no means exhausitive. There are more ways to make an income online, whether it be by viral pdf marketing, internet mlm, affiliate marketing, CPA, where you make money once others fill out a form.

Another internet marketing business model of noteworthy mention can be found here. It involves learning how to use premium tracking  and I think that what sets those earning a $100 a month to those earning a few $1000s is the skill of tracking traffic and results.

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