It is said that you must invest in yourself to the point that it makes someone else want to invest in you. Investing in yourself is the most profitable investment you’re ever going to make. But like any good portfolio it has to be diversified.
I will ask you to get 3 courses with 10$ each in Udemy Online Courses. They are giving everything in 10$ store-wide till Jan 10 as a part of their New Year promotions, Yay! You will certainly make more than 1k$ within 6 months at most from this investment of 30$ if you follow correctly.
Here are my three best picks –
#1 Learn Dropshipping
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Drop shipping basically means that when a customer places an order from you, the supplier will ship the product directly to the customer – so you don’t have to invest in building inventory and own a shop without making in investment. No risk of product not getting sold. All you need is a laptop.
I’ve been into ecommerce industry since my college time and personally having our stores making 6 figure sales. Yes, that’s correct. Maybe I got lucky? Nope, the word luck sounds bitter when the work comes beneath the sweat.
Retail e-commerce is a $220 billion dollar market in the U.S. alone and is growing by nearly 17% a year.
In 2012 drop shipping accounted for 34% of products sold in 2011 by e-commerce giant, Amazon. Successful dropshippers focus on selecting niches that are untapped. Most new sites also focus on content marketing which provides more value than the product alone. By creating content that is related to the product being sold the site provides additional resources that major sites don’t have.
I started B2B dropshipping which was pretty weird as very few people are doing it. When I visited Darjeeling, I started approaching tea estates. Then it struck like a thunderbolt. I started a carpet business there – mainly became their official online voice.
However, Like you, I was also hunting for online videos When I started looking for resource I landed to a guy who was selling bullshit at a value of 2000$. Well, if you know to google internet, 2000$ works as better investment in other places.
Then to my utter disbelief I found the whole thing is available in Udemy in 200$. One of the student of that earlier course did it. Cutting all the bullshit and straight to the point, he made a short sweet summary. It enriched my knowledge to a great extent. Here is the last dropshipping site I’ve made –
This is my humble product – Pacifruits.
Analysing my peers, I’m sure this site will make around 150–300$ a month in sales on a 50–100$ investment in facebook. Yes, that’s how the system works mostly.
Most profitable dropshippers make a funnel. They put money into social campaign, it gets flush out as sales. I am buying this product in 1.25$ and selling it in 9.95$. Meanwhile I got orders worth of 100$+ in 3 days. See, it’s easy.
Well, grab the course from here. Though its basics, You will not regret it. You can figure out the rest :) In case you need my sales proof, here it goes –
#2 Learn to run an online blog business
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Unsure how can a blog make money? See this for best idea. But do not watch beyond section 1. In later sections the instructor will flood you with his affiliate links.
Here is a case study on how blogging is so powerful. I created this blog last two months.
- It’s have 5K+ visitors a day making 100$+ in adsense.
- I have 927 active subscriber.
- I manage a group with 334 active traders.
- Made 3k INR+ in Amazon Affiliate sales.
You can monetize in dozens of different ways when you produce quality content. So get it too from here. However if you want Amazon Affiliate proof, here it is –
#3 Learn Making VR Games
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After a false-start in the 1980s, it really is finally time for VR to shine. Facebook famously bought Oculus for $2bn in 2014, and this year will see several major headsets hit the market (Oculus Rift, Sony’s PlayStation VR, HTC Vive and more).
Don’t worry if you’re novice. Learn to code in .NET’s C# from scratch. Make virtual reality games in Unity. Google Cardboard, Oculus Rift and more.
The course will start from completely from ground up and end up making a game Shoot Hoop, an Oculus Rift compatible game as well as it will then show us to make a fun game for Google Project Cardboard – all using the free game development software Unity.
It’s not limited to games only. did you also know that virtual reality rides are also coming to theme parks in Los Angeles? According to the LA Times, Canada’s Wonderland amusement park will be just one of the many theme parks getting a VR addition to one of their coasters at the park this year, so that riders can choose to experience the ride in VR or in real life.
What you can expect more in 10$? It’s insane. Start right away. I am one of those unfortunate ones who bought it on 95$ but well this is my brother applying the same skills. If you don’t intend to program, still learn because this business is still in its infancy!
What’re your goals this year? Please share in the comments and let’s sync.