Making money online has never been this easier. Like my friend would say, if you’re not making money you’re not making sense. If you still ain’t making money, today I present to you the 7 most effective ways to make money online. These strategies work for anybody. Feel free to go through the list and venture into the one you think would be more suitable for you.
1. BECOME A FREELANCER
Who is a freelancer?
A freelancer or freelance worker is a term commonly used for a person who is self-employed and is not necessarily committed to a particular employer long-term.
As a freelancer, you’re self-employed. Your job is to offer online services to various clients from around the world.
Once again, thanks to technology. Today, through the help of technology, you can start making decent amount of money online with no investment at hand. You don’t need to be a certificate holder before you can join. All you need is just a skill to get started. In this platform, you sell your skills to make money. If you’re good in writing, graphic designing, web designing, creation of professional animation videos, etc. then you’re on the right path. All that you have to do is to sign up with one of these freelancing websites and start making money.
BEST FREELANCING WEBSITES YOU CAN SIGN UP WITH
Fiverr.com, Upwork.com, Toptal.com, Elance.com, Freelancer.com, Craigslist.org, Guru.com, 99designs.com, Peopleperhour.com, Freelancewritinggigs.com, Demandmedia.com, Collegerecruiter.com, GetACoder.com, iFreelance.com, Project4hire.com, SimplyHired.com
If you do not have a skill, no qualms! You can start learning one immediately. You can go into graphic designing, creation of animation videos, data entry etc. If you’re dedicated, within the period of 2 months you should become good in one or two of those skills. If you don’t know which skill to learn, then I highly recommend that you learn how to create whiteboard animation videos. It is currently one of the golden GIGS on Fiverr and other Freelancing marketplaces.
TOP DEMANDING GIGS ON FIVERR AND OTHER MARKETPLACES
- Whiteboard animation video
- Graphic designing
- Cartoon pictures
- Banner ads
- Social media
- Funny videos
- Video Editing (trailers, sales videos, small video etc.)
- Writing articles
- Sales copy
- Article editing
If you’re still confused about which skill to learn, then take your time to go through the listed skills above. Learn any of them and start making money. NOTE: You don’t have to be jack of all trades, but I advise you to learn two or more skills if you want to rake in the bucks massively.
A lot of freelancers out there rake in thousands of dollars on a weekly and monthly basis from this platform (freelancing). It is a gold mine you must exploit. If you have heard of freelancing but still contemplating whether to join or not, then I give you six amazing reasons why you should join immediately and start making money.
Blogging is one of the common ways of making money online these days. Gone are the days when blogging was just for fun. Today, there are a lot of bloggers who rake in decent amount of money through blogging. If you’re still doubting if blogging is one of the ultimate ways to make money online, then this list from Forbes.com will blow your mind.
THIS IS CURRENTLY THE LIST OF TOP 10 EARNING BLOGS BY FORBES.
- Huffington.com Post → $14,000,000 Monthly.
- Engadget.com → $5,500,000 Monthly
- Moz.com → $4,250,000 Monthly
- Mashable.com → $2,000,000 Monthly
- TechCrunch.com → $2,500,000 Monthly
- CoppyBlogger → $1,000,000 Monthly
- PerezHilton.com → $575, 000 Monthly
- Gizmodo → $325,000 Monthly
- SmashingMagazine.com → $215,000 Monthly
- TutsPlus.com → $175,000 Monthly
After viewing this list by Forbes and you’re still doubting, then you must come from the descendant of Thomas (from the holy book), LOL. And yes! They’re all authority blogs. But hey! Rome was not built in a day. These sites all started small and evolved into money making machines. If you start building your dream blog now, your site might make this list in the next 5 years. Let’s take amazon for example, I know it’s not a blog. I’m just trying to let you know that everything starts small. This company started by selling just books but look at what it has turned into today.
According to Forbes, today, Jeff Bezos is worth $84 Billion USD. Making him one of the richest men alive. Quite surprising how he turned books into billions of dollars. I’m telling you all these so that you can start building your own dream business (company). If you think because there are so many blogs out there into every niche, therefore, you might not succeed, then I tell you, there is no harm in trying. And believe me, if you’re dedicated and work really hard, then nothing can stop you from succeeding – no matter the competition! Like I always say, competition is a good sign. Just do whatever you do the right way, and I tell you, you’ll become an authority.
Enough with the motivational speech, LOL. If you can write well, then go into blogging as if your life depends on it, and I bet you in the next couple of years, you might become one of the top earning bloggers in the world. Through blogging you can build an infinite online business or company.
Also, if you already have a job, you can still go into blogging. “There is no excuse for not living up to your fullest potential.” Write articles and post on your blog during your free time. And once you start making some money out of it, you can hire writers and pay them chunks of money to write articles for you (which is the hard part).
Finally, if you just want to earn some passive income, then blogging is still a good platform to go with. There are a lot of unserious bloggers out there who earn some good side cash through their blogs. So if you’re looking for a way to earn chunks of money consistently, or you’re looking for how to build an infinite online business, then gird up your loins and go into blogging. NOTE: One more thing you should know is that blogging is not a get rich quick platrform. You have to learn to be patient.
3. AFFILIATE MARKETING
This is another goldmine that has turned even dummies into internet millionaires. Affiliate marketing is one of the best platforms to make money online. One cool thing about this business is that you don’t need to create your own products to make money. There are a lot of already made products available for you to promote. All you need to succeed is a targeted audience (trafffic) – people who are in need of the products you wish to promote.
There are no qualifications required in this program, anybody can join. As a matter of fact, if you have a targeted audience right now you can sign up with one of these affiliate marketplaces and start making money immediately.
TOP 10 AFFILIATE MARKETPLACES
#1. Clickbank.com, Rakuten.com, CJ.com, Amazon.com, ShareaSale.com, Ebay.com, Avangate.com, Flexoffers.com, Avantlink.com, RevenueWire.com, Adcombo.com, AffiBank.com, ReviMedia.com
Based on my experience, Clickbank still remains one of the best affiliate marketplaces. Although it depends on the niche of your website.
Here are various ways you can promote affiliate products: blogging, social media, classified ads, paid ads, etc. If you have money you can try out the Facebook paid ads, Google Ad or Bing. But if you don’t, then buy a website or build one. Try and generate decent amount of traffic to your website, and whalla! You’re up for business. Secondly, you can use Facebook fan page or groups. You can also use twitter, pinterest and linkedin. Try them out and find out which one is suitable for you. But I highly recommend using Facebook fan page.
Stop being a hearer and start becoming a doer. Get up! Gird up your loins, venture into this business and make some cool money. If you already have a job, you can still become an affiliate marketer. You’ll work during your free time (during the day or night). Using this platform, you can generate a huge passive income. Imagine generating $5000 monthly. You can use this money to take care of some of your primary needs, while you invest the money you get from your full time job.
If you don’t have a job yet, then this is a golden opportunity for you. Take your time to study it and go into it as your full time job and I guarantee you, as time goes on you’ll become an authority in this business, which means your bank account will become heavy. There is no estimation on how much you can make monthly from this platform. You can make thousands to millions of dollars from this platform, depending on how hard you work. NOTE: Also note that this is no get rich quick program. It takes time to build a targeted audience (traffic).
4. SELLING PHOTOS ON AMAZON AND OTHER WEBSITES
money online has never been this easier. Today, you can rake in thousands of dollars monthly by merely selling photos online. This is also one of the coolest ways to make money online. It is as easy as eating a piece of cake, LOL.
There are no qualifications required. All you need is a device with a good camera. Take good pictures, upload them online and make money. Apart from Amazon.com, shutterstock.com and istockphoto.com are some of the best places to start from. This is how it works. People and companies from around the world pay to download photos from these websites. Firstly, you have to sign up as a contributor, and then upload your photos. Each time any of your photos are downloaded, you get paid.
Based on experience, people rake in thousands of dollars from this websites on weekly and monthly basis. Yes, the competition is high but if your pictures are good enough, then you have nothing to worry about. It is the quality of your pictures that makes all the difference, as long as your pictures are good enough, you should be able to generate thousands of downloads on a weekly or monthly basis. Now thousands of downloads equates thousands of dollars.
On amazon, you sell your photos as books. It is called “photo book.” After getting at least 20 cool pictures, then compile it in one folder, upload it on amazon, give it a name and a price tag. Be informed, Amazon don’t sell the pictures for you, they give you the privilege to sell them directly to your customers.
Let’s say your price tag is $5 and you generate up to a thousand sales. $5 x 1000 = $5000. Now if you have up to 50 photo book which generates thousands of downloads, imagine how much you’d be making monthly.
In Shutterstock and Istockphoto, the case is different. Your job is just to upload your photos and the company will take it from there. They pay $0.37 for each download. That means if you can generate 4000 downloads you’ll earn $1480.
Note: Some of these companies have requirements a photo must meet before being accepted. For example, your photos must have high quality. But in the case of Amazon, since you’re selling the photos directly to your customers, there are no requirements. But as you know, people will only buy your photos if they’re good enough.
My friend, this is a great way of making money online. Stop being a hearer and start becoming a partaker. People are churning out a lot of money from this system. Just give it a shot, there is no harm in trying. After all, you’re not investing any money into this. All you have to do is to take some good pictures. It is as simple as licking ice cream, LOL.
5. SELLING AND PARKING DOMAIN NAMES
Domain business is another cool way to make money online. In this business, you’ll buy and sell new and expired domain names. You can buy a domain name for $9 and sell it for $10,000. Hope you know what a domain name is?
A domain name is used for the title of websites. For example, the domain name of this website is www.cashprof.com. Other examples of a domain name: www.facebook.com, www.google.com, www.bing.com, www.twitter.com, etc. There is no website on the internet without a domain name. There are different extensions of domain names: .com, .net, .io, xyz etc. As you already know, the .com extension is the most popular and most profitable in this and other businesses.
In this business, there are two ways you can make money. You can buy and sell new and expired domain names, or you can buy and park a domain name. One cool thing here is that you can make money from both ways at the same time. What you have to do is to do a thorough research and buy a good domain name, park it and list it for sale. While you’re waiting for a buyer, the parking company will spread ads all over it. Whenever somebody clicks on any of those ads, you’ll get a commission. This means you’ll be making money while you’re waiting for a buyer. The parking companies always pay monthly.
WHERE TO BUY DOMAIN NAMES
Namecheap.com, Bluehost.com, iPage.com, 1and1.com, inmotion.com, Hostgator.com, Godaddy.com, Name.com, Register.com, Dreamhost.com
WHERE YOU CAN PARK YOUR DOMAIN NAMES
Bodis.com, Voodoo.com, DomainSponsor.com, ParkingCrew.com, RookMedia.com
6. CROWDSURFWORK WORK MARKET
Crowdsurfwork is an online transcription company. Her main motive is to transcribe media files (videos and audios) for the benefit of people with hearing impairment. They hire people from around the world to transcribe these media files. And they use the transcription results to subtitle videos and audios. Your job is just to turn audios and videos into texts. Simple! Right? Hell yeah!
- PC or a desktop computer
- A reliable internet connection.
- A headphone
- Good listening skill
- Basic typing skills
- Able to speak and write good English
If you’re looking for a way to make quick money, then this platform is basically for you, because you’ll start earning immediately start working. Advantages of working with this platform are as follows:
⇒ Quick income generation
⇒ Work on your own schedule time. Even if you have a job, you can still participate. Work during your free time and earn some extra cash.
⇒The job is easy.
⇒ No unnecessary interviews, just apply and start working.
7. SELLING STUFF ON CRAIGSLIST, AMAZON, EBAY AND OTHER WEBSITES.
Online auction has come to stay. This is one hell of a cool way to make money online. There are many ways you can make money through this platform. You can sell your used stuff or help people to sell theirs. Or you can buy and sell like a store. If you want to go into selling used items, then here is some quick tips for you.
SOME QUICK TIPS.
Honesty plays is very important: Be honest when describing your items. Always remember to point out every scratch, dent, blemish, fault, etc. This will save you and your potential buyers a lot of stress and time. If your item is white, don’t say it is black. Describe it precisely the way it is.
Treat your buyers well: Whether you have your own online store or you’re a retailer on some online stores, your customer service defines how reliable and trusted you can be. And as you know, trust plays a very significant role in any business. If you treat your customers well you’ll always get good reviews, which is good for business. Because good reviews give you a good name. Don’t snub your customers when they try to ask questions or complain, respond to them always – no matter the situation. Finally, offer them guarantee if available.
Always post good and attractive pictures: One quick way to sell your item is to post good pictures. Take your time to snap every corner of the item. Post at least 5 pictures of every item. It is your pictures that will make your item standout. In order for you to accomplish this, you need a good camera. Try as much as possible to make your pictures look professional.
WHERE TO SELL YOUR ITEMS
AMAZON FBA (amazon.com)
If you haven’t heard of Amazon FBA, then this is how it works. FBA stands for “Fulfilled by Amazon,” a lot of people don’t know about this yet. How it works is that you buy products (in bulk if possible) and ship them to Amazon. They’ll store them, when your products sell, they’ll ship them out and send you the money, after taking their cut. You can make a living through this system. And if you’re just looking for ways to make extra cash, then this platform is still a go.
Ebay is also a good place for this business. You can start an online store on eBay. It is one of the popular ways to make money out there. It is best if you can get a drop-ship business and have your items shipped directly to your customers, so you don’t have to go through inventory.
This is a good place to sell items locally. All you have to do is to list it and add some good pictures. If you don’t wish to put your email address and phone number, then no need to worry. Your potential buyers will send you a message using your inbox.
FACEBOOK SWAP SHOPS (facebook.com)
This is another place to sell things domestically. It is quite easier than craigslist. How it works is that you search for swap shops within your area and join the group. Take a good picture of your item and write a short description. Add a price tag and post it. This is quite easy.
Here, you can sell both new and old items within your region (area). It is a global online marketplace operating in 45 countries. It is also the largest online classified ads company in countries like: Ukraine, Poland, Portugal, Pakistan, India and Brazil. You can sell virtually anything: cars, phones, computers, houses, land, etc. It works just like Craigslist. Take some good pictures of your product, and write a good description, (add your phone number or email), and then post it. Your buyers can contact you using your phone number, email or the website’s inbox.
Now, over to you. Take your time to do more research and find out which of these strategies will be more suitable for you. Don’t let this knowledge go to waste, venture into one of these businesses and start making money.