Here is a million-dollar question: is it possible to make a million shillings in a month working from home?
If so, how?
Well, if you are looking to get answers, buckle up because what you are about to read is only known to a few.
But today, you will get a lifetime chance to take a peek into the cookie jar and let the cat out, courtesy of yours truly. The Online Moneymaker, Joon Online.
See, making a million per month working from home is a math game. Understand this fact and 70% of your work is done.
But before we dive deep, let me ask you this:
What does a million mean to you?
A house by the beach (what beach buddy?) Or maybe a good old classy car.
For some of us, it means more time with our families and finally being able to buy-back our time.
With a million shillings in the bank a month, you can make the money work for you.
All you have to do is sit tight and wait for the sound of the money machine.
Whatever a million a month means to you, I am here to help you make that dream come true.
Can you earn a million a month while working full-time?
I am aware the title says ‘working from home’ but what if you have a full-time job, can you still work and make a million per month?
Yes, it is very much possible, but there is a catch.
You have to work crazy hard to be at par with someone without other commitments.
While someone without a full-time job is working 12 hours a day to make a million in a month, you will be working say 2 hours a day, thanks to your job taking up a huge chunk of your time.
At some point, you will have to decide whether to quit your job and focus on your goal or continue in a painstakingly slow manner towards it.
As I said, this doesn’t mean you have failed, it will just take more time and extra resources for you to achieve a million a month working from home.
But some people will reach there easily and faster as compared to others.
Because of time and dedication.
See, a million a month is a pretty big number with significance to your life, and much achievable. Heck, you can do it with the skills you already have.
Let me explain.
Making a million a month working from home does not require you to acquire new skills.
You don’t have to go back to college or something to achieve it, which is good news for you.
More importantly, you don’t need a degree or years of experience to get started. All you need is some good skills, knowledge, and communication skills.
How to earn a million in a month working from home
Start a blog
As you already know, blogging is the best way to make money online in Kenya.
But what you don’t know is that you can earn any amount of money you want with a blog without even knowing it, and consistently while at it.
I can’t tell you how many people are making a killing, every month earning over a million through their blogs.
Even with such huge successes, you won’t fail to find doubting Thomases amongst us.
You’d hear them say that blogging doesn’t work.
I’ll prove them wrong today.
You know of Tuko.co.ke, do you know how much that news blog is making per month? Over 3 million! And what do they do that is special?
All they do is offer really trending news.
At first, they started creating news. But then with time, I have seen them dominating the search results by targeting popular search terms in Kenya.
Another example is Robert Alai. This guy may be controversial and all that, but his blog, KahawaTungu is bringing him a lot of money per month.
And of course my own blog Joon Online.
The question is, how do we do it?
It is simple math.
Get the attention of people, and money will start flowing in your direction.
Let me explain:
- Pick a blogging niche that you have an interest in. This is a topic you will be writing about daily. You can start a news website as well, but that will be a tall order considering the current competition in that niche
- Start churning out high-quality and valuable content consistently. Look at what the competition is doing and ask yourself, what can I do better or do differently?
- At first, you will need to put more effort into bringing the blog to life, considering no one knows you. Put your blog in from your target readers
- Once the website start attracting readers, it is time to monetize it. There are so many ways to monetize a blog, it includes: signing up for the Google AdSense program, affiliate marketing, offering sponsored posts, etc.
The fastest way to reach a million a month using a blog is to have quality traffic and not thousands. It comes down to knowing how to optimize your blog to make money with your current traffic size.
Create an online course
Do you have the skills that people are looking for? Why not create a course, upload it online, and charge people to access it?
Let me show you how.
Today more than ever, people are turning to the internet for not only entertainment but also enlightenment (learning new skills).
This shift in focus is caused by our failing education systems.
In fact, studies have shown that people learn a lot outside school than they did during their college years.
If you are willing to admit, whatever you know now, there is a high chance you learned in the streets.
With the growing population and the need for privacy, the ‘streets’ are now the internet, where people turn to seek answers to burning questions and issues touching their lives.
The shift has created a new opportunity to make money online for those who know-how. For the things that college does not teach, but are essential in today’s living, we all turn to the internet.
So, what do you have to do to make a million creating courses online?
How to create a course that will make you a million a month working from home.
Again, this comes down to a numbers game:
- Find enough people searching for answers.
- Give them what they are looking for.
- Charge a small fee.
It is that simple. But not so fast. The most critical part of this process is finding the market.
And I have just the right weapon for that: the internet.
As we all know, the internet is like a god now, people turn to it to find answers.
To make a million a month on the internet, all you have to do is go to Google and find what people are looking for.
For this first step, you can use Google’s own tool Keyword Planner tool coupled with Google Trends.
Both will show you what is trending, and how many people are searching for it every month.
- Go to Google Keyword Planner and type in a topic you are interested in. For example, how to trade forex. Note down the number of searches per month
- Google Trends will show you whether people are consistently searching for it or it is just a seasonal thing. Just type in the same word and you will see results
Now you have found a topic and verified it is real.
The next step is finding out if these people searching for it are willing to pay. The easiest way to do this is through a survey.
Just join a few trading forums and groups online and ask a handful of people if they are willing to pay to learn what it takes to be a successful trader.
Armed with the information, get down to creating the course, upload it online, say on Udemy, or create own website and host it there.
Sign up for a billing system like Lipa Na MPESA, and you are good to go.
How will this earn you a million in a month working from home?
If you are selling the course for a KES 1K, it means you need 1000 students per month to earn a 1M.
Looking at it from this angle makes it easier to achieve.
An even easier way to reach there is by charging more.
But again, make sure it is worth that amount.
Self-publish an e-Book
If creating a course seems too much work for you, consider writing a book to solve the problems and challenges people are facing.
Technically, you’d follow the same steps as creating a course, but instead of recording a video, you put everything in writing.
What if I don’t know how to write?
No worries. You do not have to write it yourself.
Have a topic at hand and hire someone else to do the heavy lifting.
You don’t need to be an expert in that field to write a best-selling book.
All you have to do is provide the answers people are looking for.
One of my favorite ways of doing that is by interviewing experts in the field.
If you are writing about online trading, for example:
- Prepare a list of questions people always ask
- Reach out to experts in the field. I mean those who have consistently made millions trading
- Interview them by asking them to provide answers to your questions
Armed with answers, compile them into one simple guide in form of an e-book. Upload it to Amazon, to your website, and anywhere else people are purchase books online.
Now, to help you see how to earn a million in a month working from home, do the math.
How many people must you sell to per month to achieve that goal?
If you are selling the book for 3K, you need at least 350 sales per month. That is at least 12 sales per day!
Create a podcast
A podcast is like blogging, but instead of writing, you record audio discussing specific topics.
How to start a podcast and make a million in a month
Starting a podcast in Kenya is not a big deal. You need to find your passion or topics you are interested in, and then create audio content around the topic.
In the beginning, you will need to put in more work to build up the business.
- Quality sound recording equipment. But don’t let that stall you. You can start using only your phone and free sound editing software. There are a ton of apps you can use to record audio on your phone. Once done, upload the file to the software and save it as MP3.
- Distribute the Podcast on top marketplaces like Spotify
Once your podcast starts attracting many listeners, advertisers will come running to pay you to mention their businesses.
Alternatively, you can earn by asking for donations from your listeners. And yes, it is very much possible to earn a million in a month through donations, look at churches.
All you need is a loyal audience.
Start a dropshipping business
Unlike other businesses, dropshipping allows you to sell products to customers without having to own the actual product.
- Look for trending products online
- Strike a deal with a supplier, wholesaler, or manufacturer of the product.
- Take pictures of the item and upload it to your website (online store) and price slightly higher than it is with the source
- Start promoting these products
Whenever you receive an order, forward the details to the supplier and pay for the cost of the product plus shipping.
The supplier will in turn deliver the product to the customer.
You pocket the difference, and that is how you make money.
See? You just made money without ever seeing or touching the actual product.
This is the most effective way to earn a million in a month working from home.
Just make sure you are selling enough to reach your goal.
The fastest way to do that is to only deal with trending products.
Since you are not holding any stock, there are no risks, no offices, and no employees.
Offer social media marketing services
Businesses understand the importance of having effective social media marketing strategies and campaigns.
But there is one problem.
They do not have the resources or knowledge on how to do that. That is where you come in.
If you understand how social media works, you can charge these brands a monthly fee to run their marketing on social media.
And to make a million in a month, all you have to is charge say 10K a month to 100 clients.
Or 100K a month to 10 clients. Again, a numbers game.
You are wondering how you can command such high fees. Well, here it is; niche down.
By focusing on a specific niche inside social media marketing, you can guarantee results and charge premium prices.
Instead of doing the whole social media marketing thing, you can instead specialize in Facebook ads. Here, you will be creating and managing ads for companies on Facebook.
Moreover, if you believe in your ad skills, consider charging them a monthly retainer plus a percentage commission on sales.
Learn how to trade online
Trading is another effective way to answer how to earn a million in a month working from home.
All you need is to understand how the market works, pick a platform like Olymp Trade, deposit as low as 1K ($10), and start trading.
Now, to make a million per month, you need to break it down to how much you need to make per day.
If a single trade can make you 5K ($50), you need to make at least 6 such trades per day. And considering the risks, the only solution is to get better at identifying winning trades.
It will take practice and some losses along the way but will reach there.
Invest in real estate
Real estate is the #1 ticket to the millionaires club. Though not a guarantee, many people have used it before, why not you?
It turns out, you don’t need a lot of money to be a real estate investor. With the little you have, consider pooling resources will a couple of close friends, find prime properties, and invest.
In fact, there are several programs developed to gather for such needs, including RealtyMogul, Fundraise, among others.
Investing in real estate will bring you consistent passive income per month.
Double your efforts by adding more properties, and you will be at a million per month mark without knowing it.
Don’t let anyone make you think earning a million in a month working from home is not possible. There are thousands of people who have done it, and others doing it every day.
It is achievable and trust me, feels really good.
Take what you have learned today and apply it to bring your millionaire dreams back to life.