Need money now?! Join the hype train and make money fast!
In the age of the internet everything is actually going faster, and hypes are no exception. Where people used to work for years with Flippos and Pokémon cards, most of the hypes are already blown away within a month or two. All these hypes offer enough opportunities to earn money here.
But how do you do that exactly? Of course, every internet hype is different, and therefore every hype deserves a different approach. There are, however, a few ways that should always work, whether it is the Harlem Shake from a few years ago, or the fidget spinners that are so popular today.
In this article I will try to explain how you can best use such hypes to earn money yourself. I will do this by explaining and explaining a number of ways for this, so that in principle you can start immediately and start earning well.
1. Sell Accessories
The most basic way to make money is perhaps selling things. The internet offers many opportunities to sell relatively cheap stuff, and here you can also make use of in the case of internet hypes. After all, selling accessories that belong to hypes can generate a lot of money.
Internet types create demand for related products, and you can offer them.
Now take the fidget spinner-hype that is currently going on. The people who earn the most from this hype are the people who sell all kinds of beautiful, personalized fidget spinners to all children who are so crazy about it. On the internet fidget spinners can be bought in all possible types, sizes and colors, and some sellers see a lot of profit in return.
If you do not necessarily know how to make your own unique products, you can also buy them in large quantities and then resell them. For this you have to be able to make an investment, because this is only profitable if you can get a hefty discount on your purchase. In the case of fidget spinners, for example, you will have to buy a few hundred spinners.
If you can afford this, it is very profitable, but of course this is only possible if you already have some starting capital.
What can you sell exactly?
Well it is obvious with fidget spinners what kind of articles you can sell for this, but that is not always the case. With other hypes it might be less easy to determine what an “accessory” is exactly.
Just to mention the example of the Harlem Shake: that was an internet hype in which you basically did not need any specific tools to participate.
In such cases it may work well to sell clothing that has something to do with this specific internet hype. Through websites like Spreadshirt you can easily offer products such as t-shirts, vests and other clothing with your own imprint, for which you will then be paid if someone buys something with your imprint. You do not have to pay anything for this.
Through sites like the net named Spreadshirt you can often sell other products than just clothing. This way you can also have your imprint printed on mugs and telephone covers. A lot is sold, especially from the latter category.
2. Create YouTube videos
You might have noticed that internet hypes are often created on YouTube, and often take the form of YouTube videos. Movies on YouTube that deal with internet hypes are often viewed very well. Maybe this all sounds not so interesting, but what if I told you that you can earn a nice pocket money with successful videos?
One of the reasons that YouTube is so much more successful than any competing sites is that YouTube offers its users the opportunity to make money from their videos. Advertisements are then displayed on those films, for which the advertisers pay for. Part of that money goes to YouTube itself, and a part to the uploader of the video in question.
You do not always earn that much with those videos. This depends on a lot of factors. However, if you have a bit of a popular video, you have to be able to earn money here. It is therefore important that you create a video that people really want to see, and actually find people. This is actually the hardest part.
Everyone can make a movie, but not everyone can make a video that is actually watched.
How do you make a successful video?
For this you can look at what kind of videos are popular. If you type in the search term “fidget spinner” on YouTube, you will see that especially with tricks, this video is doing well, and videos that compare different fidget spinners also attract many viewers. In this case, that is the kind of video you have to make if you want to attract as many people as possible.
You also have to promote your video if you want people to see it. Once your video has had some viewers, it will also be shown to people more often, but at the beginning you will have to give your video a boost. You can do this by sharing it on social media or on websites like Reddit.
It is also good to know which maner YouTube determines which videos are presented to viewers. This happens not only on the basis of the number of viewers, but also on the time someone spends on watching your video. Short videos are therefore recommended much less quickly than longer videos.
So if you want a lot of viewers, you’ll have to make sure that people keep watching your video for a while. Do not upload a video with a single trick, but make a somewhat longer compilation, or make a really extensive overview of all kinds of fidget spinners, which people can watch for at least a minute or ten.
3. Create a website
Of course, YouTube is not the only website on which internet trends occur. Although the video site plays an increasingly important role in this, Internet hypes are all over the internet. To make smart use of this, you do not necessarily have to go to YouTube, but you can also set up a website yourself.
For this you have to come up with something that people would like to see. This is something that people will actively search for, which will make them come true on your website. You can think of a site that compares different accessories for this hype, but also a website that simply explains what this hype entails and where it comes from.
After all, there will be enough people who are confused by this new hype.
To ensure that your website receives enough hits, you will need to create a website that is SEO-friendly. This may sound like a very complicated term, but this only means that you have to ensure that your website is easy to find via search engines like Google, Yahoo! and Bing. There are certain things that you can do to promote this.
This way you make your websites SEO-friendly.
First of all, make sure that your website contains a lot of text. Searches are written out in words, so the more text there is on your website, the greater the chance that Google will show your site to its users. If someone searches for “dabs”, and you have that word very often on your website, you will be higher up in the search results.
That brings me to the point that also the words you use in those texts are very important. Make sure that you use all the words in your text that apply even slightly to the internet hype, so that there are as many related queries as possible to your website.
Do not do this too violently: your site must still be legible, and not a summary of search terms. Google also calculates your site for that.
Consider all terms that have something to do with the hype, and then use them all on your website.
You now know how to make a website about an internet hype that is likely to be well attended. This is all well and good, but how exactly do you earn money here? You will do this on the basis of advertisements and affiliate marketing.
Through a service like Google AdSense you can place advertisements on your website. This then works about the same as on YouTube: you earn money when visitors view that advertisement, and some extra money when they actually click on the ad. Because Google has a smart algorithm, people will probably still use the ads.
What you deserve even more is affiliate marketing. This is also a form of advertising, but this involves more money per click / sale. If someone clicks on an advertisement or link on your website and then buys something there, you get a share of the sales price each time. Many companies offer such a program, and through Google you should be able to find enough.
That way you can create a website around an internet hype and earn money. I would like to add that it is usually easier to be seen on YouTube than on a self-made website.
4. Do not overlook the haters of hypes
So far I’ve been talking about how you can make money from fans of internet hypes. Hypes have by definition many followers, and this creates a large market where you can earn money. By only focusing on this group, you also leave another group that is at least as large.
Every hype also has its haters. Suddenly leaping internet trends are often considered stupid and annoying by many people, and that group of people is then annoyed that they are constantly confronted with this hype. However, this does not mean that you can not earn money from these people.
If you search on YouTube for videos about fidget spinners, you will encounter enough serious videos, but also enough parodies and lamentations of the whole phenomenon. These kinds of videos often get at least as many views as the serious videos, and that way you can ensure that you earn an extra pocket money on an internet hype.
Selling accessories also works very well. Ironically meant T-shirts with texts like “What if the haters dab back” sell on the internet as hot cakes, the same applies to items such as phone cases and caps. With such articles, people want to show that they have nothing to do with such hypes, and you can earn that money again.
If you do not know what to answer to such articles, just look at some funny parodies on YouTube. In this way you can deduce what people find annoying about a particular hype, and then you can base the articles you want to sell on it.
Conclusion: making money with internet hypes
Hopefully you can use these tips to try and make a salad out of the next internet hype. Of course, every hype is different, and so you have to keep thinking with each hype whether these tips will really work. In most cases, however, this will be the case, and there will be opportunities for you to make good money.
The internet is full of opportunities that are little used, because many people can hardly understand how exactly they can use it. From now on, you no longer belong to those people.