13 proven ways to make money online

Ways to make money online

The truth of it all is that it’s not that easy to make money online. With so much competition and with so many people offering quality content, it’s become very challenging for new bloggers to get a decent income from the internet.

Now I know if you’re engaging in this type of Blog Post and engaging in this type of lecture, you’ve probably read about how YouTubers and bloggers are making Millions of dollars with just writing and showing their personal lives. Let me tell you it’s not easy, they’ve probably worked harder than ever to achieve what they have now.

Quite frankly I’ve seen that Internet Marketers have ways to extract money from the public. How do they do it? They just add some pictures on how much their making in a month and you get that “Aha” in your mind that this is great and maybe I should try my luck in it. This isn’t new, way before the age of the internet this was happening and these are called spams.

So well now really once we come back to our main topic, is there a way to make money online? I will say YES! But by that I don’t mean to quit your job and focus all your energy into this. You don’t know where this going to lead you so it’s better if you keep it as a side hustle rather than a full time job.

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Here are some ways where you can generate passive income

Write and Sell an Ebook

If you’re good in writing why not create and sell an Ebook? It may sound easy at first, but, it requires a lot of energy and focus. Furthermore, the market has become saturated of books that teach people about technical stuff while some bloggers are able to give it out for free.

You can sell your Ebook through Amazon’s Kindle program or Apple’s iTunes connect.

The bright side of selling an Ebook is that you don’t require large sums of investment for it. You just need to invest your time and thought into it.

Create a YouTube Channel

The top YouTubers make millions each year. Take FOUSEY for example, this guy is making millions of dollars each year by doing pranks and filming his everyday life, nevertheless, that guy is entertaining. You don’t need millions of views to make money on YouTube.

The bright side of having your own YouTube channel is the diversity it gives you, you can talk about anything and everything. Some ideas can be how-tos, reviews, music, comedy and so on. Take Key and Peele, these guys are hilarious and every video that they upload get MILLIONS of views.

However, as good as that may sound, every famous YouTuber have something in common, they create valuable content. Whether it’s a review or it’s a comedy skit, they are helping the community either by guiding them or by putting a smile on their faces. So it all boils down to this, if you’re not providing valuable content you’re going to waste your time.

So how do you make money with YouTube?

  1. You need a Google Account.
  2. Setup your YouTube channel, your videos will be here.
  3. Consistency is the key. Upload videos consistently. The first step to any successful YouTube channel is that you need subscribers and from subscribers you will build an audience. Make sure your videos are good and in HD.
  4. Do what you’re good at, don’t start a channel on something that you’re not good at.
  5. Share your videos on Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms. You want more views, what better way other than sharing your content via Social Media.
  6. Respond to your viewer’s comment.
  7. Giveaways is another effective way to increase your view count. BenPhillips UK has tons of giveaways in every video of his, that’s why he’s successful.
  8. Finally, monetize your YouTube channel. YouTube will add ads to your videos and each time a visitor clicks on the AD you’ll get paid.

Take Online Surveys

Taking online surveys is by far the easiest. You can earn 50-60$ per day by taking online surveys. You can check that blog post here

 Create an App

For a beginner this can be very challenging. Don’t try your luck in this if you don’t have app-development skills.

If you are a app developer, it can be a great source of passive income. Like anything else, app development requires immense time and money. If you plan to hire someone to develop an app, just be sure you have a stand out idea. There are plenty of applications out there, before implementing anything do your market research first.

Provide your services on Fiverr and Upworks

If you’re good in web development, SEO, graphic design then you can put your skills to use in these websites.

For example, you could offer gigs on Fiverr starting at $5 per job. Upworks is a bit different, you charge by the hour. So if you do provide quality services, you’ll get good reviews and that way you can land in more clients.

If you don’t have any of the skills listed above, learn them. It may take some time but you can make it through. Take me for example, I had no WordPress skills 2 years ago but I’m running a successful blog, I’ve made my own professional website and on top of that I’m running my marketing campaigns. Sure it gets hectic but you have to make a living.

They key to success is consistency, just don’t give up.

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Providing valuable content on a daily basis to the masses have always been proven to be a good source of passive income. If you’re camera shy and don’t want to use YouTube, you can always try blogging and give your reviews in a blog.

You can make money from a blog by affiliate marketing, Google Adsense, Sponsored posts and much more. Blogs can generate hundreds and thousands of dollars per month if you know what you’re doing.

If you want to learn how to build a $2500 blog in under $63, check out this blogpost for it

Building a blog is easy, leveraging it is the hard part. One thing to keep in mind before starting your own blog is focus on a specific niche and stick with it. Ofcourse, you can write about everything, but that doesn’t mean you’re good at it. Stick to your passion, that way it will be easier for you to create content, get new ideas and most importantly you’ll bring something new to the table.

Create a website for yourself or for the place you work at

Before coming into the Internet Marketing, I always thought that creating a website would require thousands of dollars. What if I could tell you that you can create a 2500$ worth website with just 60$? Wouldn’t that be great? Here is a step by step process of how you can create a professional website and how I did it.

Now what’s the difference between me and the thousands of posts regarding making a website out there? Simple, it’s a step by step guide. Most marketers show you how to sign up for a hosting, whereas in the post mentioned above I’ve shown you how you can design a website with no coding skills required.

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Come to think of it, if you can create a 60$ website, you can charge your clients 1000$ just for creating a website for them. You can create a website for the firm you work at, for the grocery store you work at.

Auction items on Ebay

Ebay has been around for a very long time. Like any field, selling your items on any platform is a difficult job if you don’t know what you’re doing. Come to think of it, this is by far the easiest way of stating a passive income because you don’t need a professional website for it. Millions of people already visit these shops and they are ready to buy stuff, so you’ll get a head start.

The procedure is very simple, you first become an eBay seller, verify your PayPal account and you can sign up for your store.

Furthermore, you can also find successful eBay sellers in your niche and look at what they’re doing. Take notes, learn about their patterns and products.

Start renting out your home on AirBnB

This pitch was given to me by a very dear friend. You can rent your home or just a single room. A simple yet effective way to make money online. However, there are highs and lows in this particular niche, for e.g. during vacations you will have lots of requests for the place you’re renting out whereas in other days it’ll be the opposite.

You could also just rent out a private room or even a bed in a shared room. Be that as it may, it’s difficult in the beginning because you don’t have enough reviews, but as long as you take care of the few guests that are already coming, the reviews will eventually start coming in.

Drive for Uber or Lyft

If you want to get a few extra bucks, why not drive for Uber or Lyft? Granted this does not come under category of making money online, but if you’re looking for short term cash, you can definitely work for these companies. However, your vehicle and driver’s license should fit the specifications of the program if you want them to hire you.

Treating your guests and offering them the right perks can get you lots of good reviews. And if you didn’t know this before, reviews count.

Sell your items on Etsy

Etsy is similar to Amazon. However, Etsy is more focused on hand crafted and unique items. Etsy has almost 1.5 million sellers around the world. Just like Amazon and eBay, you can set up your online shop if you have something unique to offer.

The company does take a small fee for any purchases made from you like all the other companies out there. On the bright side, you don’t need a personal website to sell your stuff.

Use Shopify to build yourself an online store

There are tons of videos on YouTube which show how successful Shopify can be. As a matter of fact, most teenagers are making good money out of Shopify.

The company claims that you can start selling online in a matter of seconds. Well you can’t start selling products in just a couple of seconds because that’s just too good to be true, however, you can have your own online Shopify store up and running within minutes or an hour.

Personally, I’ve never tried it but I’ve heard good reviews.

Learn SEO

SEO isn’t that difficult. Hey if a guy like me who never thought of doing this can do it then so can you. To be honest, it took me a year to learn all the tips and tricks that I know today but that’s just me (It paid off though, I’m outranking even Facebook for my clients). So if you’re smart enough and if you can put your effort into it then I believe you can be very successful in it.

If you don’t already know, SEO is pretty popular in today’s world. You need SEO for small businesses, companies and services, so everybody is basically wanting that you rank them higher.

You can even make a full time job out of this gig, just to point out a fact how rich of a niche this is, in Canada monthly SEO charges start from 800$. That’s unbelievable, plus, you don’t need to invest any money into it if you’re know what you’re doing.


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