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Earning Money Online Can Be This Easy

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Where’s the money? You might have asked yourself this question if you’ve been blogging for a while.

When you started out, nothing was suppose to be as easy as online marketing, and earning money online. You expected to earn money within a week, without hardly touching the keyboard. And when you woke up in the morning, the first thing you’d see in your inbox was a notification from PayPal.

The thing is; there are more courses teaching you how easy it is to earn money online than there are courses about how teaching you how easy it is to lose weight. Now, that should give you a clue about how difficult it actually is.

I’m going to share an interesting idea with you, and this idea might be worth thousands of dollars. I think it’s rather brilliant, but I haven’t tested it on anyone, you’re the first one.

The first thing about earning money online

I haven’t written much about earning money online, but that’s a topic I’m fairly interested in understanding more about, and I’d love to teach others about how to do it. But, I’m not earning a living online, so I can’t really teach that. I know a thing or two about marketing online, and I understand the basics of business, like how important social proof is. And that trust is what you should be focusing on.

I’ve been using Clicky to get a much better understanding of my visitors. I want toΒ get more traffic, and I want more activity on my blog. I’m looking for a way to increase the amount of feedback I’m receiving and a way to get people to connect with me. Connecting with people, and having a conversation, that’s what’s important to me.

I have a confession to make. I’m going to focus more on earning money online during 2012. So far, I’ve been just writing about marketing, and not really focusing at all. I’ve been having fun, that’s all. Soon, I’ll be combining having fun with earning money online.

I need help with niche marketing in 2012

There are many ways I can be earning money online, but niche marketing sounds like one of the absolute smartest ways. It’s not easy, not at all. But targeting specific products for a targeted audience, that sounds like a smart way to do business. I haven’t been reading much about niche marketing, so I need to find a course that’ll teach me the basics, and then the advanced techniques.

I want to learn by reading, then I want to continue learning by experimenting, and in the end I want to teach you everything about what I’ve been learning.

2012 will be an interesting year, that’s for sure.

I’ve been reading Path Flynn’s blog Smart Passive Income for a while, and Pat is brilliant. I have learned a lot from him, and his methods to earning money online. He is not only describing his exact methods, but he’s sharing detailed information about everything he’s earning as well. I highly recommend that you start reading his blog if you’re interested in earning money online.

Now, time for the easy way to earning money online

What I’m about to reveal might not be a revolution, but when I started thinking about it, it was a revolution to me. Let me just explain it, and let’s discuss it in the comments.

I’m Norwegian, and I’m hustling to learn more English in order to become a better writer. I’m still writing on my first novel (in Norwegian), but I’m thinking about writing a short story in English. I have been thinking a lot about the barrier that language is, and I know that a lot of Norwegians are really good at understanding English, but one thing I know for sure, is that all Norwegians (with a few exceptions) prefer Norwegian as their language.

I started playing with an interesting thought…

I have bought some very interesting courses over the years, and one of the best affiliate marketing courses is Steve Scott’s Affiliate Marketing Without the Bulls**t. I have learned so much from it, and I told Steve how awesome I think his course is. I know that it’s close to impossible for me to create something similar, but what would happen if I asked Steve to translate his course into Norwegian and offer it to a Norwegian audience? I haven’t asked him this, so I don’t really know. Just think about it. It would be hard to translate everything, because the course is huge. But, doing the translation is fairly easy compared to creating the course. It’s like translating a novel by a highly successful author. We do this all the time, but why aren’t we doing this with highly successful online marketers?

Tell me that I’m wrong, but this sounds like a brilliant idea to me.

Don’t think about Norwegian, but what about Spanish, German, Dutch, or whatever language. And you don’t have to translate it yourself, you can hire someone to do it.

55 responses to “Earning Money Online Can Be This Easy”

  1. Carolyn says:

    Hi Jens, Very interesting. You’re right, most people prefer their native language, but I know that your English is brilliant. I’m really hoping that you will translate your own novel into English, Jens. With the broad audience of English speakers, wouldn’t you want to tap into that population?

    I’m excited for you to expand your scope into Niche Marketing next year and I look forward to seeing where your journey leads. πŸ™‚

  2. Hard to believe English is your second language, Jens. Your English is better than mine. πŸ™‚ I’m very interested in this topic of course and really look forward to what you’ll be writing about in 2012 regarding niche marketing.

    Sounds like a fine idea to me. We have to localize some of the projects I work on (mainly brochures), but haven’t thought about this re: blogging and e-marketing courses. I’m hoping Steve finds this post and gives you an answer. Love to see his response.

    • Hi Craig,

      Wow, thanks a lot Craig. I’m doing my best to learn, and reading blogs like yours sure helps πŸ™‚

      I’m excited about niche marketing. I don’t know much about it right now, but I’m going to find some courses that’ll help me on my path to success. And I’ll share every detail with you.

      I’m waiting for Steve’s response as well. I might send him a tweet to let him know. Thanks.

  3. Bill Dorman says:

    Brilliant; just give me the book and I’ll run it through the Google translator, I’m sure it will be ‘spot on’.

    Actually it sounds like a great idea, especially if you think there would be an audience. There must be some ‘catch’ or something or you think others would be doing it. Maybe it’s just because they don’t have a presence and don’t think it would earn money just on it’s on.

    What are your thoughts about marketing it?

    • Jens says:

      I didn’t think of Google translator, that makes the job so much easier πŸ™‚

      I’m also thinking that there are some type of catch to it, because so far I haven’t seen anyone that’s been doing it. But I’m sure someone somewhere are doing it.

      When it comes to marketing, I would have to create a similar landing page in Norwegian, and drive traffic to it by blogging, and by using AdWords. A lot of Norwegians use google. Creating a Norwegian blog would probably be my best marketing “tool”.

  4. Ruth - The Freelance Writing Blog says:

    I don’t speak Norwegian, but if you ever need an editor for that novel :-)…I know someone who’s fairly proficient!

  5. Dino Dogan ( says:

    It makes sense to ask Scott to translate it to your native language and teach it, a kind of franchising opportunity that both of you can benefit from.

    • Jens says:

      Hey Dino,

      That’s what I’m thinking too. I’m waiting for his answer. Not that I’m going to translate it, but I’m interested in hearing what he has to say.

  6. Raj says:

    I guess its important to find out if the course/ methods offered in it would actually work in your country. All of us have a certain cost of living. I am sure its higher in Europe. So, if one wants to make money out of teaching affiliate business, they might want to gauge how many potential buyers can actually buy those products and if they would get a sufficient income through that. Numbers are important, and if you think there would be a sufficiently good market in Norway, go for it.

    • Jens says:

      Hi Raj,

      I believe the market in Norway is huge when it comes to affiliate marketing. Many Norwegians have a lot of money, the standard of living is fairly high, and most people want more money. But, I’m not sure if teaching affiliate marketing is something I want to be doing even though it might be a market for it. I’m looking for something I’m more passionate about.

  7. Mike Kenif says:

    Easiest way to make money online is still from online surveys if your new to internet campaigns. Example: it is easy to find a survey guide listed at and get on your way almost instantly. The key here is not giving up or you will never make it in online business.

    • Jens says:

      Hi Mike,

      I have never been involved in online surveys. How do you earn money doing that, do you just take the survey? And how many do you need to take every day in order to earn an income from it?

      Thanks a lot for your comment Mike.

  8. Jason Hipolito says:

    I agree with Craig that the English is the second language in whole world, that’s why u need to learned English, When you go in other country If you dont know their language you can talk with them using English..

    • Jens says:

      Hi Jason,

      I absolutely agree that we need to learn English and use English, but I’m thinking about a different marketing method in order to earn money with your native language by translating highly successful products.

  9. Martin says:

    As Donald Trump said: “think big!” Your idea is awesome! Why don’t you gather all your friends and offer Steve Scott translating his course in Norvegian and other languages? Why let others earn money thanks to your idea? Ideas cost too, you should take advantage of it first, before sharing it with others.

    • Jens says:

      Hi Martin,

      Thanks. I don’t think that I’ll be doing any translations, it was just an idea. I’m thinking about creating my own product, and something I’m really passionate about. That’s something you’ll see in 2012 πŸ™‚

  10. farouk says:

    thank you for the informative tips Jens πŸ™‚

  11. Linda Atkinson says:

    I am very interested in your topic because of new business plans this coming 2012, and honestly, I was caught by your heading of really earning money online. Niche marketing is something new to me since I just am a novice in terms of online marketing, but your blogs and posts seem very straight forward and up to date. Looking forward to your insights this 2012.

    • Jens says:

      Hi Linda,

      Stay tuned and I’ll tell you all the details about my online marketing journey. And please ask me questions. I’ll do my best to answer them all.

      Thanks a lot for stopping by.

  12. Katrina says:

    Everything in moderation… A work ethic is a great thing, but if your kids haven’t had a homecooked meal in days, you haven’t showered or changed your PJs in the last 48 hours, you aren’t leaving the house and interacting with real people you may have a problem!

  13. Ana says:

    Your goals for 2012 just about mirror mine, Jens.

    Not sure about niche marketing for me – love the idea, but it just takes so much time!

    We’ll see…

  14. Sergio Felix says:

    Hey Jens,

    There’s nothing wrong about turning the tables for 2012 to write more about ‘making money online’, in fact, I think that’s a great idea!

    About your novel, first finish that in your native language and publish it to Kindle maybe?

    After you know all the ups and downs of doing so, then you can move forward and have two projects at hand by translating your own novel into English and deciding if Scott wants to franchise his product with you in Norwegian, which I think it would be an amazing idea!

    I had the idea of publishing products in Spanish some time ago and even though there are millions of spanish speakers online including Spain, Latin America and even the Philippines, selling to them is quite another story.

    I know a few latin marketers who praise they are doing amazing (with spanish products) but man I don’t know, it doesn’t looks like it but who am I to judge this?

    All the best and good luck with your novel and those 2012 plans.

    Really looking forward to that writing change! πŸ˜‰


    • Jens says:

      Hey Sergio,

      I’m looking forward to doing some major changes in 2012, and I’m focusing on finishing my novel first. I’ll be more focused on online marketing, and I’ll be doing a lot more writing, and hopefully launch many new products.

      The Spanish market is huge, but it’s like you’re saying, we need to understand how to market to this population, and I don’t know much about the Spanish speaking parts of the world, but when it comes to Norwegians, I have a fairly understanding of how I should be doing it.

      On the other hand, I’m not going to translate any product. But I like the idea.

      I’m still hustling to create a strategy for 2012, and first I need to finish the strategy, then I’ll reveal everything πŸ™‚

  15. David Britt says:

    I’ve been working at home for quite a while now and I feel the things that you mentioned here in your post. The tips that you mentioned are quite remarkable and very applicable. I will do the things you mention here since they are quite useful.

    • Jens says:

      Hi David,

      I love to talk to people who are working at home. Have you been doing it for long?

      I’m not, but I know many who are, and I truly admire them and how they manage to do it.

      By the way, how do you earn a living online (you don’t have to tell me any details, but is it affiliate marketing or niche marketing etc..)

      Thanks a lot for your feedback David.

  16. Stuart says:

    Hi Jens,

    Such a wonderful post, and it does raise some interesting thoughts. The world economy is becoming more and more dependant on exchange between countries now, and it’s become easier with the internet. At one point in history, Japan isolated itself from the rest of the world in an attempt to bolster their economy – they failed miserably.

    Knowing this, and knowing the vast amount of languages in existence right now, it makes sense to ensure that translating work remains easy and efficient, if not even more so.

    I think you’ve got a good idea here Jens!

    • Jens says:

      Hi Stuart,

      That’s what I’ve been thinking about lately. When we’re online we can have a conversation with almost anybody in the whole world, no matter where they are (well, almost). We can do business with everybody, but there are still some barriers of communication. A lot of Norwegians understand English, but they prefer to read Norwegian, so translation should be a lucrative business when it comes to marketing as well, especially for ebooks and courses that are only available in English.

      Thanks a lot for your feedback Stuart, awesome!!

  17. Loved your ways to earn money online Jens!

    However, it is easier said than done for most of us πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to read your novel, though would wait for the English edition, whenever it is available!

    I have heard a lot about Clicky as well and would surely check it out after going through your post as well.

    You sure have some wonderful ideas lined up for 2012- sounds interesting, though I am not much of a marketing person- but you do inspire people to think on similar lines πŸ™‚

    Wishing you all the best for your future endeavors. Have a wonderful weekend πŸ™‚

    • Jens says:

      Hi Harleena,

      I’d love to translate my novel. It would be awesome if you could read it and give me some feedback.

      Clicky is amazing, and I’m watching it as I’m writing… I might be addicted, but I’m still a newbie to Clicky, so I believe it’s ok πŸ™‚

      I have been thinking a lot about 2012, and I know that it will be my best year ever, but I’m not sure what’s going to happen. All I know is that it’s going to be some major changes to my life, and I’ll share every detail with you.

      Thanks a lot for your comment Harleena, and have a wonderful weekend.

  18. Adrienne says:

    As I was reading what you were sharing Jens and your interest in niche marketing the first thing that came to my mind was Steve. He’s the man if you want to learn how to do affiliate marketing the right way. So to hear that you’ve purchased his course and think it’s great is music to my ears.

    I can’t speak for Steve but I personally think it’s a great idea. There are so many people who want to learn these things but aren’t being offered these courses in their native language. I can only see it as being a win/win situation. You could be the first person to promote it in your country and have a huge leap in front of everyone else.

    I say move forward and it never hurts to ask. It’s something he’s probably never thought about.

    So best of luck to you with your 2012 goals and I have a feeling we’re going to be learning a lot of new things from you next year.

    Best of luck to you my friend.


    • Jens says:

      Hi Adrienne,

      I too believe that it’s a very interesting and maybe even a very lucrative deal to start translating courses like Steve’s to a different language. I’m not sure if I’m going to do something like that, mainly because I have so many different plans right now. But, I love his course and I’m re-reading it again right now.

      I can’t wait for 2012 to get started

      Thanks a lot for your awesome comment Adrienne, and I wish you a fantastic weekend.

  19. Sanjay says:

    Hey Jens,

    Looking forward to your new target niche, I am also eager to know how to make money online πŸ™‚


  20. Jimmy says:

    Hi Jens,

    Translating great products into other languages is a fantastic idea. You are bringing great products to people who might otherwise fail to get to know. Why not and best wishes to your new idea. I hope you make a ton from this.

    BTW, your English is perfect.

    • Jens says:

      Hey Jimmy,

      That’s what I’m thinking. Not only is it a fairly easy way to create a product, but you’re actually doing people a favor. There are so many people who doesn’t understand english, or prefer to read in their own native language. Not sure if I’ll do anything about this idea, but I love the idea πŸ™‚


  21. Anerok says:

    Wonderful idea and thanks so much for sharing it.

  22. olatoun-graceny says:

    Kjaerlighet dette innlegget jeg har nylig installert en oversetter pa BB min. I love this post,the erroneous impression that making money online is so easy is just a fallacy, you won’t make a dime if you don’t put some effort..You can see that I will read and understand the norwegian version of your novel *wink

    • Jens says:

      That’s awesome. I love that you’re able to translate my Norwegian… I’ll let you know as soon as I’m finished writing my novel πŸ™‚

  23. Rod Atkinson says:

    I wasted so much money on promises of big earnings none of which got me anywhere. If you want to get into internet marketing and need training then I have just the thing for you. I tried this and now am making enough residual income online to survive. Please visit this website today where myself and Chris will show you the way forward. It may just be what youv’e been looking for.

    • Jens says:

      Hi Rod,

      I absolutely agree with you. Earning online is not easy at all, and there are so many terrible courses that promises you that it’s easy as 123 to earn money online. That’s not it. We need to keep working hard and hustle in order to make it.

      Congratulations on making it. It’s awesome. I talk to so many people who are not earning money, and they’ve been working hard at it.

      I’ve heard a lot of good things about Chris Farrell, so this is certainly the real deal.

      Thanks a lot for sharing it Rod, and happy new year.

      • Rod Atkinson says:

        Hi Jens

        Thank you for leaving a comment it is appreciated. Chris Farrell is definately the way to go. He is so very honest which is hard to come by nowadays. Happy new year to you to and may this year be kind to you.

  24. Lenia says:

    Hi Jens!
    My name is Lenia and I am from Greece. I discovered you blog through smartboydesigns, Christian’s blog.
    I am a beginner in blogging and actually, I am blogging in english while my native language is Greek. I find you are right about the language limits. I also agree with you about the idea you provide. I have thought to make the same thing in my language. It is very hard and a lot of work in necessary in order to achieve a successful outcome.
    I don’t know how long you run this blog but you have a great web audience. So keep working!

    Thank you for sharing your idea!

    • Jens says:

      Hi Lenia,

      Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I have been to Greece several times, and I can’t wait to go back. Your country is awesome. Where are you from? I’ve mostly been to Rhodes, Crete and zakhyntos.

      Most Norwegians understand English, but the thing is that most people, no matter if they understand English or not, prefer to read their own language. So, I absolutely think that translating some of the successful products to your native language can be the right thing to do.

      Talk to you soon Lenia πŸ™‚

      • Lenia says:

        Hi Jens,

        You are welcome. I thank you too…for the good comments about Greece! It is rare these days πŸ™‚
        I am from Chios Island. It is an Island of the Aegean Sea, very close to Turkey in the same level as Athens.
        To be honest, i apply a lot the translation tip because in Greek language there isn’t yet a lot of good quality products/info.

        take care πŸ™‚

        • Wow, I have always wanted to go to Chios… looks really beautiful. To me, especially this time of the year in Norway, living in Chios must be like living in Paradise πŸ™‚

          • Lenia says:

            That is really kind Jens.
            Thank you for your good comments about Chios πŸ™‚
            Life is simple and funny in the island. It has been 11 years since I left from Chios to study and work abroad. Now that I came back I appreciate and enjoy this type of life more and more.
            Take care and have a good day !

            • Jens says:

              That’s the same with me. I don’t live on an island, or anywhere close to what chios is like. But the town where I live is a small town in Norway, and life is slow, and people are nice, and that’s something I really enjoy πŸ™‚

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