Q: How can I make big money as a psychology major?
As a potential expert in human behavior, the first thing you need to do is change the way you think about money. Whether you’re a college freshman or a PhD candidate, you’ve gone through your whole academic career in pursuit of the ever elusive job that will be the best use of your psychology major. However, most routes to jobs for psychology majors to make big money are time consuming and could put you into serious debt. While being a psychiatrist could make you money, the student loans needed to get this type of job will put you into debt for years. Take the plunge- get rid of the thought that you must have a job to make money
If you’ve learned anything about cognitive processes and how people think, you’ve learned that people can be as happy or as miserable as they want based off their patterns of thinking. Well, this applies to money as well. If your brain is wired to thinking that you graduate with a psychology major and then you get a job, you’re going to miss out on the chances to make some real money in the world. A job does not always equal big money.
Q: Well if I don’t have a job, how am I supposed to make money?
It’s time to open yourself up to the world of affiliate marketing. While there are tons of explanations on the Internet about affiliate marketing, the best way to think of it is as a partnership between you and a company. This company has products and it wants to make money from them. In order to make money, these companies find people with knowledge of business, technology, and human behavior, like a psychology major, to promote their products.
Here’s an example. Let’s say that there’s a company that sells male enhancement pills. As a psychology major, you probably couldn’t get a job with a company like this. But as an affiliate, you can learn about the pill, what it provides to the men who buy it, and the thoughts that customers of male enhancement pills have. For a psychology major, you get to use all this information and test and experiment in internet business and learn to answer some exciting questions. Of course the biggest one is “What makes people spend money?” As a psychology major, you had to do this all the time in a laboratory setting, now you get to try it and make some money.
Q: But I’m a psychology major, isn’t this what marketing majors do?
Not at all. That’s just your limited thinking that a psychology major must do a specific job. The world doesn’t work like this. If you want a job to make the best of your psychology major, then do it. But if you want to make money, change your thinking.
Q: What do I do next?
Well if you’re a psychology major, it’s been your job over the past few years to research and write. Make it your new job to gather as much information about affiliate marketing. When your psychology major friends start to head off to their jobs and complain, you’ll be learning about real human behavior and what makes people tick.