The world is now moving away from traditional publishing to digital and internet publishing, and this is because of the immediacy of online publishing and because of its ability to reach a global audience simultaneously and within an instant. But going beyond the scope of internet publishing is the incomes and revenues you can generate from being an online publisher. There are many platforms to make money online as an online publisher and there are several income opportunities available from all these platforms, but you have to really understand how to position yourself and how you can optimize online resources to make them work for you.
i. Monetized blogs: Online blogs were initially known as web logs because they were just designed to allow people make personal diary entries online, but they have now graduated into an online resource where you write specialized contents that are authoritative and pertain to specialized fields of human endeavours. When people read your entries or posts on a specialized field of human knowledge, they visit often and often to get more of you, and this is when they won’t even mind to pay to read what you offer. Since you have now become an internet publisher through your blog, you can now go ahead to develop strategies to monetize your blog through ad campaigns and through personal products which you can market to your readers.
ii. Freelance writer: All freelance online writers are internet publishers if their content is published under their names or bylines, but most freelance writers prefer to ghost-write content and be paid off for them for other web owners to use as they see fit. Whether you write your content yourself or have them written for you by a paid writer, you are still an internet publisher when you use the content to promote personal values or market your products. But whatever it is you decide to do online, web contents or articles are the most direct vehicles to convey your objectives and purposes online.
iii. Creating eBook products: Another way to make good money as an internet marketer is to create eBook products and other content based products. With eBooks, you are publishing contents in a professional manner and making available through digital means for people to make use of. You can produce specialized eBooks if you are an authority on a particular field of human study or interests e.g weight loss, veterinary medicine or care, internet publishing, money making, photography and women’s health among others.
iv. Diversified online contents: When people hear “online contents”, they typically think of written and published texts, but the internet is not made up of written texts only, it also consists of audio files, video files, and other photographs – all these make up online contents. This means that you are also an online publisher and could make good money when you publish audio materials, video files and photo images to complement resources on your website business or as a freelancer.
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