25 ways to make money online

Learn how to make money online by avoiding most common mistakes and find out real ways of earning on internet.

Earning money can be easy or hard depending on your knowledge about how to make money online. Internet is full of resources that claim to teach you easiest ways to succeed in online business and some will even attract your attention by using words like get rich quick or make dollars fast. If you want to be really successful on internet then you must first understand that just like in real life there is no easy and fast way of earning by work from home jobs or using other ways available on internet. The problem with internet is that you will find all sorts of articles and affiliates, most of which are just misleading people who are starting up to make money online. There are very rare resources that tell you legitimate facts about online businesses and ways to earn on internet. This resource is created with the simple aim to provide a one spot for everyone to know about real ways of earning and share all the available ways to succeed in your online business. `

You might have seen many guides about making money that will eventually give you a link to buy something or to sign up for the product they are promoting using affiliate links .Just to make it clear we are not selling or promoting anything here and at no point you will be asked to buy anything or signup for anything with affiliate promotion. You can find everything you need to know about earning money online.

There are many ways to earn money on internet and for every legitimate way of making money there are thousands of spam get rich quick schemes. As you are interested in starting your online business and work from home so it is important for you to understand the difference between actual ways to make money and scam schemes. The reason i am talking about this before anything else is that majority of people fail to make even a single dime on internet and some even end up loosing money because of these scams. The first lesson you are going to learn here is how to get on the right track towards earning decent amount of income online by avoiding fraudulent sites.

Common traits of fraudulent or scam money making programs are:

  • Get rich quick
  • Make money Fast
  • Earn free money

Words like quick, fast and free are usually most common terminologies used by scam MMO programs so you should probably stay away from the part of internet that uses such words to attract your attention. Most of these sites will scam you for your time or money. Get paid per click like programs are the most common and sheer waste of time whereas there are many that will straight up ask for your credit card and personal information. You should never share your credit information with anyone on internet claiming to make you rich. In short there is no shortcut to making money online and my apologies if you were here to get rich quick and make tons of cash overnight. However, if you are willing to put your effort in working from home then we will move on to some of the options that you can choose from to start making money online. Note that none of these ways to make money are as easy as they sound but given due time and persistence all of them can be used to make some serious amount of money. Don’t get your hopes too high, and don’t loose hope either.

Three things you need to start making money

Dedication,Persistence and Patience.
Without any single one of them chances are that you will most likely fail to get any success in your online endeavors. You need dedication and persistence to be able to work hard on making money online using legitimate ways and you should have patience because you will not become a millionaire in a single day and it takes time before you start earning anything. Another thing that I would like to add is willingness and ability to learn new things as internet is ever evolving and there are new technologies popping up every other day. You should spend time researching and trying to find innovative opportunities.

Ways To Make Money Online

Become a freelancer

If you have skills then you can easily become a freelancer and start getting project based jobs to work from home. A freelancer is a person who accepts project based jobs and is paid upon completion of these projects. Sites like Freelancer and UpWork are most commonly used sites to get clients. You can also use Fiverr to offer your services to people over internet. Visit these sites and see what kind of jobs are available for freelancers. The jobs range from content writers, web development, design, education and even engineering so you will have plenty of options to choose the best suited projects for you. Perk of being a freelancer is that you get to decide how much you want to charge for completing certain task and variety of work from home jobs available.

Start a YouTube Channel

Almost everyone has used YouTube to view or share videos but not many know that you can actually make money on YouTubefrom their partnership program. Although this program is not available yet in certain countries like Pakistan but users from most countries like US, UK, Australia and European countries have the option to get revenue from your videos. All you have to do is start uploading videos and get lots of views. If your video gets viral then you will hit the jackpot. Starting a channel and getting subscribers is the best approach and you keep getting more views on your videos as your subscribers grow in number.

Make Money by Blogging

Blogging is the most common way to start earning online. You will need some good writing skills and basic knowledge about any topic if you are to be a successful blogger. You can start a free blog anytime without any prior knowledge about programming or web development. Blogging can be a lucrative career if you become successful and you are willing to dedicate yourself to blogging. Read our guide on starting a successful earning blog without any investment to get started with blogging. Bloggers make money from many sources like;

  • Advertisements
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Sponsored Posts
  • Selling eBooks
  • Earn by Writing EBooks

If you can write reasonably well then you can sell your ebooks on internet. There are many sites where you can sell your digital books without having to pay for anything, all you have to do is write good content that people will want to read. Typically they are sold at 2.99 USD to 9.99 USD but some people are also selling at much higher costs so you have the option to choose any price for your ebook. This could be a very profitable business if you are able to get enough sales. Many bloggers use this way to earn money by promoting ebooks on their sites to increase revenue.

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is a way to earn commission by promoting products of other companies. Online affiliate marketing is a good way to earn money by accumulating commissions from promoting products offered by affiliate programs. Amazon offers commission of upto 8 percent on a sale that means if someone buys any product on their site using your affiliate link then you generate a revenue of 4-8 percent. First you will have to sign up for Amazon affiliate program and then start marketing their products. ClickBank and Ebay are other sites that can be used where they offer all sorts of things that you can promote and earn certain portion of sales value.

Make an Online Store

Sites like Ebay allow people to sell their products so if you have something that can be sold that you can list your product on such web stores or on classified sites like craigslist or other free advert sites and earn money by selling things on internet. You will be surprised to see what things are being sold online so don’t worry about lack of products inventory that you can sell. You can also make your own store very easily and start an ecommerce business that can be very rewarding. Advantage of making your own shopping site is that you will have complete control and have the opportunity to expand your brand name as your business grows.

Earn From Advertisements

Advertising is the backbone of modern businesses and you can’t avoid advertisements anywhere, Advertising industry has made it possible for you to earn by showing ads on your site. Think of it like selling advertisement space as in real world where you get paid for displaying someone’s promotional ads on your property. Similarly if you have a website or blog, you can show ads on your site for a cost. Many Ad networks like AdSense connect publishers with advertisers, so you don’t have to spend any time finding ads for your site. In fact all you have to do is add a little code on your site or blog and ads will start showing. The catch is that you will have to get a lot of visitors to your website if you want to make money. On average you expect about 3 USD per every thousand page views but this number can go up and down depending on the type of content and certain other factors. The key to success in this method of earning is to get more visitors to your site and have a useful site that people will like to visit.

Earning on Facebook

Everybody uses Facebook as a social media but you can also generate your income from this social network using fb ads and pages. The idea is to use pages and ads to get traffic to your website and earn money by affiliate marketing or starting your own webstore. More people you can get to your website, more money you will make. Another way to earn on Facebook is to have a page with lots of likes and active following as popular pages and offer sponsored posts to small businesses that are willing to pay you for advertising their product on your Facebook page.

Using Fiverr to Sell Gigs

Fiverr is a unique website that allows you to offer gigs that you are willing to do for 5 dollars. You offer to do something for five dollars and people will pay when they buy your service. Gigs range from writing content, graphic designing, reviews, and practically anything you can think of doing. Signup for Fiverr and start posting gigs and try to get people to buy your gig by offering interesting and attractive services. You make more money as more people buy your gigs and this is an interesting option to earn some extra cash online.

Get Revenue Share on TSU Social Network

Most social networks like Facebook and twitter allow you to share social media content and connect with people but the unique thing about Tsu is that you can earn revenue from your social content. They keep 10 percent of the revenue generated from your content and you get remaining 90%. Tsu is currently only invitation base network i.e. someone will have to invite you before you can sign up. If you can get into this site then you will be earning while sharing content with your friends and everyone else.

Earn by Writing on HubPages

Writing is the backbone of making money online and blogging can be a good way to earn decent monthly income but if you are not sure about starting a blog then you can use hubpages that allows you to publish your articles and offer revenue share to you. Like all other sources on income on internet you get more revenue as more people read your articles. Hubpages is a good and legit way of earning but starting your own blog should be your ultimate goal. However, such revenue sharing sites can be used to earn side money and also to get visitors to your own blog or site and even promotion of your affiliate products.

Start a Website

Websites can be about any topic imaginable and if you manage to get visitors to your site then methods to earn from websites are endless. You can use any way to monetize your web traffic. Common monetization techniques include advertisements, affiliate marketing and selling services. Creating a website is not that difficult even if you don’t have any prior knowledge about building websites. There are many good resources available on internet that can get you started with making and website and then you just need to fill the website with useful content and decide a suitable monetization strategy to convert your visitors into profit.

Develop Mobile Apps

Everyone is using smartphones and with the increasing use the demand for mobile apps has increased exponentially. There is a mobile app about everything and still there are new apps coming every day that are used by millions of mobile users. Even simple apps are being used to make good amount of money and generate a passive revenue source. Learn to make mobile apps and start developing useful apps, all you need is some basic programming skills that you can learn over internet and watching some Youtube tutorials about making simple mobile apps. Google’s AdMob to show ads within your apps and get revenue sent directly to you or you can offer your app for a price. Usually free apps tend to get more downloads as compared to paid apps but you can choose any pricing plan for your mobile app.

selling WordPress Themes

WordPress is an open source blogging platform that allows people to make beautiful blogs. Every blog needs a template or theme to look good and be user friendly. Millions of people use WordPress themes and the development of WordPress theme has become a profitable business for many web entrepreneurs. Sites like themeforest allow you to sell WordPress themes. Price of a theme can range from 30 usd to more than 200usd so you can imagine how much profit you can get by selling themes online. You will need following skills if you want to be a successful theme developer

  1. Knowledge about HTML and CSS
  2. Basic PHP

You don’t need to be an expert in programming languages to develop a good theme as most of the resources are available on internet that allow you to make anything just by following simple steps.

Sell Your Notes Online

If you have old school or college notes just gathering dust then you can put them to good use by selling them online after converting them into pdf or other digital formats. Many sites offer you to sell class notes online to students looking for study material. Prepare your course material and upload to these notes marketplaces to get some passive income. The good thing is that you can set any price for your work and upload multiple notes to these sites. Make sure to provide useful study material to students as it will get more sales and increase your profit significantly.

Earn By Teaching Online

If just selling notes is not enough for you then you can even become a tutor online by either teaching other students live or by providing recorded lectures about many study fields. Udemy is a leading online tutoring platform for recorded teaching lectures. You prepare video lectures and set a price for enrollment in your class. The thing I like the most about Udemy is that you just spend a week or so in preparing video lecture and then it’s on the internet always as a source of income for you. Other ways to earn by teaching online are the use of freelance job sites like freelancers, peopleperhour and upwork where you will find many students looking for educational guidance in a number of subjects.

Make Money Selling Photos

This is probably the most fun way to earn online as all you need is a camera and take lots of photos. Photo stock sites like Shutterstock, IStockPhotos and GettyImages connects photographers with the potential clients that are looking to buy photos to use in advertisements or magazines. As these companies can’t use any image without permission from the photographer so stock photography is used to buy images. You can make a lot of money if you are a good photographer and your photos even have a chance to be picked by big companies like National Geography or news sites and magazines.

Earn Money Selling Videos

One method to earn revenue from videos discussed earlier was Youtube partner program where your revenue depends on the number of views your video gets overtime. If you don’t want to be dependent on just one way of monetizing your video then you can use sites like uscreen etc to sell your video for any price you want. People will screen your video and download it after paying your selected price. This is much like stock photography where you sell your photos and there is no guarantee that people will buy your video so you should use this method only as a way to get some extra bucks aside from your main source of income.

Buy and Sell Domains and Websites

Domain flipping and website sales has become a successful business for many opportunists on internet. Flippa and other such companies solely specialize in this web industry and you can also profit from this by simply buying and selling websites. People are always looking to buy best domain names for their business and some are even looking to buy already established websites. Look for premium domain names that might be available and buy them. People pay good money for premium domains because businesses are very conscious about their web address. Flippa has made selling websites and domains as easy as it can get, just list your domain there and watch people bid for the highest price to get your domain. Many people have sold their domains for thousands of dollars and in some cases even millions but such cases are rare and depend largely on how badly a certain company wants the domain name you are selling.

Get Paid For Playing Games

Love playing video games? You can get paid for testing new games and giving your reviews to help game developers resolve bugs and improve their games. Finding the right sites to become a game tester can be a challenge but once you do find a legitimate site then you can earn by just playing new video games.

Another way to make profit playing video games is to become a professional gamer in famous games like DOTA, League of legends, call of duty etc and participate in professional gaming tournaments that usually have huge prize pool. Pro gamers also get hired by big brands as brand ambassadors and as team members for official teams.

Cash Your Art

If you are into creating art and crafts then you can start getting profit from your passion by selling art online on sites like Etsy or by even starting your own webstore to sell your craft online. Using social media to get followers buy your art is a good practice to get more sales and establish a brand name. Read the guide about starting an online store to get started with basics of creating your own store to sell art and other things online while working from home and doing things you love.

Make Money as Translator

Work from home job as translator might be of interest to people who know more than one language and are able to fluently speak and translate text and audio to the desired language. If you are up for this kind of work then you can become a translator at many websites where you get paid for translating text. You can choose from various translation assignments that have well defined budget and word counts. Alternatively you can look for translation jobs on other freelance job sites like freelancers and upwork.

You might also want to look other websites where you can work as online translator but be sure to check legitimacy of such sites and as I said earlier there aren’t many legit sites on internet where you can earn money. I suggest you give them a try and see their payment policy, don’t go in if they have a complex payment system and unachievable payment thresholds. You should also see the payment method and if their payout method is good for you or not before spending any time.

Sell Used Things Online

We all have countless used stuff laying around that we don’t need any more or just want to buy something new after selling them. Getting rid of old used thing in your home is usually a headache but with internet you can sell used things on auction sites like Ebay or even by posting free classifieds. Usually selling stuff online has more profit when compared to other means as you are targeting a larger audience and more people will compete to buy your product, therefore increasing your sale price. This practice maybe scaled up and turned into your very own small business that you will be running completely from the comfort of your home. People are always looking to buy used products on web as they cost cheaper than brand new things so you won’t have any problem in making sales if you put in a little effort and offer a good product in reasonable price.

Become a Tralogger

Travelling is everyone’s dream but most of people don’t make this dream, to become a traveler, come true because of financial restrictions. Travelling the world without any financial solution can be challenging but this challenge can be overcome by becoming a travel blogger. As a travel blogger you write about your wildest experiences and inspire other people. All you need is a blog and willingness to travel and you can adopt this lifestyle while becoming your own sponsor. There are a lot of stories about people who are constantly visiting countries all over the world and writing about their journey. If your blog becomes popular by providing useful and inspiring information to readers then you will have countless opportunities to make profit either by sponsors or by normal advertisements using ad networks. Read blogs by popular travelers and get inspired to start your own journey.

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