The internet is a vast place with a lot of opportunities (to make money online). It’s a place where we can buy things like clothes, food, accessories, and more. The internet is also the place where we turn to nearly every single time we have a question on our minds.
Think about it… What’s the first thing you do when you have a question on your mind? Pick up your phone and open Google, right?
What if we told you that you could use the internet for more than just getting answers to your queries? Like maybe to make a few extra bucks outside your normal job?
If that sounds good to you then you’re in the right place at the right time because that’s exactly what this article is about. Stick around to find opportunities that you can start using today to make money online.
Ways To Make Money Online
If this isn’t your first time looking for ways to make money online, then there’s a good chance that you’ve probably been exposed to ineffective methods before. This is common among people whose main aim is only to drive traffic to their websites and not help those people.
We however differ from these people because we personally make sure that these methods are legit and real money can be made from them.
With that said, here are the methods that you can start using right now to make money online.
1. Start A Blog
Blogging is one of the best ways to make money online. Both individuals and companies that blog make insane amounts of money online.
- PinchofYum.com makes about $60,000+ per month.
- WellKeptWallet.com makes about $50,000+ per month.
- EmbracingSimple.com makes about $2,000+ per month.
Crazy numbers right? All three listed websites make that money from just their blogs.
Opportunities to make money online from blogging are quite immense if you are willing to put in the work. You can make money blogging by selling your own products or services, selling other people’s products or services for a commission(affiliate marketing), or by selling ad space.
These are all effective ways to make money from blogs.
The only disclaimer with blogging is that it takes a couple of months of work to start making money. However, this process can be sped up a little if you’re willing to go the inorganic route (Paid advertisement).
Another thing that is really cool about blogs is that they’re super easy to create. All you need to get started is a domain name, web hosting, a WordPress theme, and a niche.
One of the best things about creating a blog is that you can apply conversion-focused web design principles to maximize the return on your investment.
2. Start Affiliate Marketing
Unlike blogging, affiliate marketing doesn’t require months or work to start making money online. The only thing you need is an audience that can buy the products or services that you pitch to them. Your product or service pitches can be done anywhere, even on your social media accounts.
Below is an affiliate program by Amazon:
They’re 3 easy steps you need to take before you can start making money online via affiliate marketing as shown in the image. Here’s how affiliate marketing works in a nutshell:
- You first need to sign up for the affiliate program.
- Then, you need to pitch product or service offers on whatever platforms you can (Website, Blog, Social Media).
- If people buy those products or services via your affiliate link, you get the percentage of commission offered.
Sounds easy, right? That’s because it is.
Think about it… If you managed to get someone to buy a product or service worth $120 and your commission was 10%, how much would you make? $12!!! For doing absolutely nothing but sharing a link? That’s insane!
Something cool about affiliate marketing is that a wide range of companies has affiliate programs. All you need to do is search for a company and add “affiliate programs” at the end to find out if that company has an affiliate program.
3. Become A Freelancer
Do you have a particular set of skills that people would be willing to pay for? If not, you can teach yourself these skills and sell them to people or companies that need them. How? You might ask.
As a freelancer.
Freelancing finds itself on this list because of its vast opportunities to make money online. There are several platforms where you can work as a freelancer, two of these platforms are Fiverr and Upwork.
As a freelancer, you can charge people whatever amount you want for your services. An important thing to keep in mind however is that you’re not the only freelancer offering that service. So it’s important to make sure your services are both good and affordable.
Some skills that people are willing to pay freelancers for are web development, content writing, logo designs, and so on… You can charge people about $60-$80 for your service, or even $250 if you’re overqualified for the job.
Here’s how to be a freelancer in a nutshell:
- Learn a skill that people are willing to pay for
- Create an account on a freelancing platform
- Get paid in exchange for that skill
Making money online is as challenging as it is in person, but with the right information on what to do and how to do it, you can succeed.
In this article, we’ve discussed the three main ways to make money online outside your normal job.
These methods are so effective that if you manage to specialize in even one of them, you’ll be able to quit your regular job and focus on making your money online from the comfort of your home.
As a bonus, these methods can all be used together to make triple of what you’d be making with just one.
Still not sure if venturing out on this online money-making journey would be worth it?
If so, here’s a task you can do … Add up all the money from the blog, affiliate marketing, and freelancing gig discussed in this article and compare the total to what you’re making right now from your normal job.
Whatever your reaction to this task, we’re sure that your mind is now open to the idea of making money online.