Online money is the latest trend, whether it is online businesses or online jobs or online entrepreneurship. After all, who doesn’t want to earn more money? Be it part-time jobs, freelance work or creating websites, augmenting your cash flow is always welcome. The Internet offers you a plethora of legitimate ways to start making money online from home with just a computer and an Internet connection.
Here we share some of the proven and easy ways to earn money in the current online world.
1. Paid Surveys
Online surveys have been there since years. Several companies pay for surveys to collect consumer and user data. You can find websites such as CashbackResearch.com that pay for completing online surveys.
2. Blog for Money
Blogs are everywhere. We read lots of interesting blog articles through social media and also direct website visits. Why do you think people write and maintain blogs? Blogs earn money through ads, affiliate links, sponsored articles and many other avenues. If you are good at writing, start blogging on subjects you have a good command or are genuinely interested in. Insightful and/or entertaining articles will bring traffic and, eventually, money.
3. Sell Stuff Online
Not much of a writer, but a business oriented person? Start selling products on eBay, Etsy and other marketplaces such as Amazon. Lots of people are selling handmade products as well as products sourced from cheap markets such as China. There are direct-shipping companies that allow you to sell products without having to invest in inventory or other about logistics.
4. Join Amazon Mechanical Turk
If small tasks, often boring to the core, do not deter you, consider Amazon Mechanical Turk. It gives you small tasks that you complete for small amount of money. You can generate some extra cash working here
5. Garage Sale Arbitrage
Most people are lazy, or just ignorant. So, they don’t make the effort selling their products online and chose to sell them cheap in garage sales. Buy stuff cheap from garage sales and sell them online for a premium. Make sure to choose fast selling products so that your money is not locked up for a long time in unsold inventory. You can use eBay, Craigslist, etc, for selling your products. From antiques, kitchenware to baby furniture, you can sell almost anything on these sites.
6. Self-Publish Digital Books
If you can write fiction, self-help books or authoritative guides on any subject, consider authoring and publishing a digital book through platforms such as Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing platform. Many writers have become best-selling authors this way.
7. Create Niche Websites
Are you specialist in any subject? Create niche sites with informative articles that grab visitors looking with your specialized information. Monetize these websites with ads, affiliate marketing and selling your own e-books.
8. YouTube Videos
Become an entertainer or teacher by creating videos and uploading them in YouTube. You can use your smartphone to create and upload entertaining/informative videos. Viral videos can generate tonnes of money through ads.
9. Create Mobile Apps
If you create a popular Android/iPhone app, there’s plenty of money to generate. Make sure that the app solves some real-life problem or has any virality factor for downloads. Such apps can generate money through as as well as paid downloads.
10. Sell Your Talent on Fiverr
Fiverr is a marketplace where people sell their skills by creating videos, sketches, writing articles, designing logos, and much more. Start selling your talent online for small cash. There are many full-time professionals make money using Fiverr as their sole source of income.
11. Sell Photos, Illustrations, Videos, Music
Got some skills at clicking stunning photographs and videos? Good at drawing illustrations? There are plenty of sites that allow you to sell stock photos, illustrations, videos and music. Most of the sites give you royalties for each use of your photos, videos or music. If you are successful, it could mean a good amount of recurring monthly income.
12. Become Digital Tutor/Consultant
Are you an expert at some subject? Start a website offering your consultancy or coaching online. You can advertise your service online using Google Adwords and Facebook. For instance, you can offer music lessons over Skype or offer advice as a life coach. There are online tutoring websites as well. Join as a tutor on these sites to find assignments. You can also try Udemy for creating digital coaching and study materials for sale.
13. Social Media Manager & Influencer
Almost all companies require social media managers who can create a buzz about their product and interact with social media users to create their brand awareness. Many companies also take services of social media influencers to create a buzz about their products and services.
14. Resell Stuff Online
Online marketplaces are used by lots of industrious individuals to buy products offline for cheap and then resell for a premium online. Think of discount sales and bargain stores for buying products cheap. Resell stuff online with a profit margin while still offering the product cheaper than others. You can also buy rare collectibles and vintage products from local stores and resell them with a markup.
15. Design & Develop Websites
If you have the basic skills in web development, you can create and design websites/blogs for individuals, businesses or organizations. Start by registering yourself on websites such as eElance and oDesk to find clients. Focus on building portfolio in the beginning and then charge a premium once you have established yourself as a reputed website developer/designer.