The majority of us are unaware of the multitude of ways an entrepreneur can make money with payday loans. Often we are so focused on our own passion, skill and knowledge base that we fail to comprehend other methods of monetizing our expertise and understanding of this dynamic industry. This brief discussion will cover a few of the ways we can develop multiple revenue streams all utilizing the payday loan product. If you and your team are uncomfortable or unwilling to fund payday loans be advised there are a multitude of ways to make a "ton of money" in the payday advance industry. (Note, this list is in no particular order.)
* Funding Payday Loans. Of course this is the obvious method most of us employ to maximize our returns. We form a corporation, get a license where appropriate, we open our store, utilize advertising and signage to draw customers and fund the payday loans ourselves. This "brick-n-mortar" model still works very well. And fortunes are still being made with this approach.
* Utilizing the Internet. Consumers in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Caribbean, England, Ireland, and more demand access to our payday loan product. However, not all consumers have the ability to simply walk into their neighborhood cash advance store and receive one. We are all aware of states having unfavorable payday loan legislation. Millions of payday advance consumers are forced to use call centers and web sites of companies outside the protection their state may offer or the "best-practices" promoted . And, let us not forget the value in combining a "brick-n-mortar" payday loan operation with web sites. The "big guys" in our industry have figured this out and purchased existing payday loan Internet companies. We perceive the major value in their taking this approach was the fact these payday loan Internet companies had pursued and secured multiple state licenses. In any event, it only makes sense to use a web site in conjunction with your "brick-n-mortar(s). Fund the loan applications submitted via your web site by residents of your state/province and simply sell those from locales you prefer not to do business in. (See Affiliates)
* Payday Loan Leads. There are millions of dollars being made collecting and brokering payday loan leads and applications. (See Affiliates)
* Consulting. There is a tremendous demand by entrepreneurs to get involved in the payday loan industry. Their thirst for knowledge regarding software, licensing and legislation, store location, web site development, ACH processing, stored-value and prepaid card deployment, compliance, and on and on has no end.
* Affiliates. There has never been more money being made in the payday advance industry by entrepreneurial companies and individuals that never fund a single cash advance! Ten's of thousands of dollars are made monthly by simple creating a web site to gather payday loan leads and applications and selling them to payday loan companies willing to actually fund the loans. Today, these leads and applications sell from $3.00 ea to as much as $55 each depending on volume, filtering, quality, source, and any due-diligence performed prior to the sale. Just one example is that of a payday loan lead generation entity selling 50,000 payday advance applications per month at an average of $9.00 each. And the buyer claims to be funding 40% of these leads! We estimate less than 10% of the payday loan web sites on the Internet today actually fund payday advances! It is extremely easy for an entrepreneur to simply build a web site(s), become an affiliate at to immediately begin selling payday loan leads to advertisers. Additionally, one can set up a Google AdSense account and earn approximately 30% to 50% of the income Google receives for each click (currently $7.02 per click for position #1). Last month 294,000 searches were performed at Google for the term "payday loan." Of course, this count does not include all the other permutations for "payday loan" such as "payday advance", "cash advance" "payday loan cash advance", "no teletrack payday loan", and many, many more. Nor does this include searches performed at other search engines such as Yahoo, AOL, Earthlink, MSN, etc. Our research yielded more than 1,000,000 searches last month for the term "payday loan"!