Turning to the online world to make money is something that appeals to many. After all, it is work you can do from any location, at any time of the day or night. It is convenient, and a great option for those looking for work that fits with their other commitments, such as students or stay-at-home-parents. Whether you already have a full-time job and are looking for ways to earn a little extra income, or you want to work online as a full or part-time job, this guide shows you some of the ways you can earn thanks to the power of the internet and make you some decent money online.
If you like to give your opinion on things, now you can be paid to do it! There are websites out there which you can sign up for to receive surveys conducted by brand, asking to find out what people think about their products or to find out more about their customers’ habits. Each survey website is different, but you can expect to earn a few dollars per survey, or you might be rewarded with shopping vouchers.
Testing and reviewing websites is another method of making money online. Website developers pay people to go through websites, page by page, use all of the features and make sure it is easy to navigate and user-friendly. You are then asked to add your opinion about the site as feedback for the developers. Doing this helps developers see the good and bad points about their website, and in reward, you get to earn some cash. Here is a list of websites which pay for reviews.
We all have skills in something, so why not turn those skills into a paid opportunity through freelancing? Freelancing is where you offer your services to others for a fee. You can pick and choose who you work for and set your own price for your job. Freelancing websites include Fiverr, Freelancer.com and Upwork, where you will find jobs posted on almost any niche. From graphic design work and writing to programming and website design, there are jobs available for you to show your skills. It is a great way to earn money online, and something that you could turn into a business as you gain experience.
Having your own blog is another way to earn some extra income. Top bloggers can earn thousands of dollars, and the income comes in various forms from sponsorship and advertising to selling their own products.
You might also consider video blogging, or Vlogging, and upload to YouTube. Once you have 1000 subscribers to your channel, and 4000 hours of watch time, you are able to monetize your channel and earn money by showing adverts. If you have lots of videos, then you can earn a good amount!
If you want to get paid to blog, you need to work at it, but even the biggest blogs had to start somewhere!
Create a Niche Website
A niche website is about a single topic. It could be about anything, but the way to make money with a niche website is to pick a topic that people are interested in, so you can sell them associated products through affiliate marketing.
Affiliate marketing is where you recommend products on your website with a link to a seller. When someone clicks on that link and goes on to buy it, you earn a commission. One of the most used affiliate programs is Amazon.
For example, your niche website could be about survival and prepping; you would then find products to match through Amazon, or other affiliate programs, and recommend them to your readers.
Be an Expert
If you are an expert in a subject, you can help others by answering questions online. This could be through an online chat program or written answers to questions. One example of a company that uses online experts is Just Answer. There are lots of different areas that you could offer your expertise, such as helping students, offering cooking tips or online counseling.
Other ways to use your expertise to earn money is to create products that you can sell, such as tutorial courses, or EBooks.
If you have information to share that will be helpful to others, or if you are a great fiction writer, consider writing an eBook that you can sell either from your own website or through Amazon. If you self-publish with Amazon, you can keep up to 70% of the sale price of your book, while having exposure to people who are actively looking for books to read. You could also have a printed book that is shipped directly to buyers for you, all at no cost to you.
Teach English to Non-Native Students
If you have a good webcam, then you could try teaching English as a foreign language. There are a wealth of students who want to improve their English skills, so if you are a fluent speaker, then there are online tutors jobs for you. With regular classes, you could be earning money at times that suit you and from your own home. Students pay to use these services, so you will find them willing and keen to learn.
If you have a website, you can sell a product online. It could be products that you buy in bulk and sell in an online store, or you could choose a dropship model of business where your suppliers ship directly to your customers. While this sort of business takes a little more effort to get right than other ways of making money, it can be a hassle-free way of earning regularly.
While earning money online can be a way to raise a little extra cash for some, for others, it can become their main form of income. It all depends on how much time and effort you have to put into it. There is often the hope to ‘get rich quick’ be earning online, but the reality is usually very different. However, if you are willing to put in the effort, then you will see some results.