So you want to know “how to make money online“. In this article, I will tell you about the genuine & best ways to make money online. There are many ways to earn online from internet. Probably you have also heard about online money-making scams. But most of the ways which I will provide to earn money from the web will never force you to invest money.
These days most of the people are still unaware about making money online. They are just looking for usual ways including jobs & offline business. I am not saying they should not do their job & businesses. But my motive to write this post is to make people aware about online money-making methods.
In long-term, make money online methods can be a huge source of income and you can run it as an online business. Whether you are a salaried person, student, housewive, teacher or in another profession; with proper information you can easily make some side income to pay your bills & other expenses.
Especially college going students should try online money-making methods. It can help them in paying their college fees & internet bills.
All methods which I will tell in this post are genuine methods and you can go for them without any hassle.
Also you will surely want to know about the money-making capacity of the methods. In other words, how much one can earn from the internet? I can say that you can earn limitless on internet. Internet is the new goldmine. All you need to have some required skills, hard-work and patience.
If you are thinking that earning money from internet is easy then you are totally wrong. You have to work hard and must have learning attitude in order to make a decent living from internet.
There are many people around the world who are making huge income from the web. There are some earning stats in million dollars per month. You can not even believe how such huge income can be earned just by working on your computer. Most of these people with high earnings are online entrepreneur and working online since many years.
Without wasting time, I will move further and tell you about the best ways to make money online.
How To Make Money Online?
Below are the best ways to make money online. These methods are differentiated with part-time, full-time and skills. Lets go further.
1. Blogging: Best Way To Make Money Online
Blogging is the best way to make money online. But if you jump in the blogging arena just to make money then it will be a time-waste. It’s because “Blogging is a profession“. You need many important skill to do well in blogging. Some of the skill include writing skill, SEO, web designing and some others skills.
If you have interest in a specific niche like “SEO” then you can create a blog on it and publish useful article on the topic. Similarly everyone can create a blog on the topic of their interest. Many people will surely think that how one can earn money just by creating a blog and writing useful content?
I will give you an example to make you understand about the concept of “make money blogging”. I will start with basics.
There are several website and blogs running on the web. Why they are working on their online businesses or websites? Probably they are surely earning from their blogs. Whenever you visit any blog or site, you will surely find some advertisement running on it. Just for an example, you can go to techcrunch.com and you will find some advertisements are running on it. These ads are “Google Ads” (Adsense). The owner of the website will earn from these Google Ads whenever somebody click on these ads.
Blogs/Websites with great amount of traffic will enjoy the high adsense earnings. In Blogging field, showing adsense ads on the blog is the most common way to monetize the blog & make money online. Adsense earnings depends upon cost per click, click-through rate and cost per thousand impression. One of the most important thing about Adsense is that to earn from it, your blog should have as much traffic as possible.
If you want to earn more from Adsense then you should go for some high-paying adsense niches. There are many website and blog which are earning millions of dollars just from adsense. They are working from a long-time and are authority in their niche. Some of these blogs are listed below:
and many more other blogs earning in million dollars.
If your blog have decent traffic and most of its visitors are USA, UK, Canada then you can easily earn a decent amount of income to make a living from the internet.
Whatever you do after starting a blog, you have to keep patience as it take some time to grow traffic. Most of the newbie blogger just get disappointed in early stage and leaves the blogging. In blogging, you have to work hard first without expecting anything and you will get fruitful results latter.
Adsense is not the only way to make money from blogging. There are some other useful ways including affiliate marketing, sponsored posts, private advertisements and some others which I will get in detail ahead.
2. Affiliate Marketing: Highest Paying Make Money Online Way
Affiliate Marketing is another one of the best way to make money online & without any investment. Bloggers like Pat Flynn, John Chow, Harsh Agarwal and many others are earning huge money just by affiliate marketing.
Before jumping in to Affiliate Marketing arena, you should have a blog focused in a particular niche and some decent amount of targeted traffic. If you are an authority or influencer in your niche then it will be a big plus point while recommending affiliate products to your blog readers.
If you do not know about “Affiliate Marketing”, I will give you a brief point of view about it.
Affiliate Marketing is all about recommending high quality products & services to your blog reader or clients and receive a fix commission while a sale is made from your affiliate link. If you have not got it, I will elaborate it further. There are several affiliate products available in every niche. For example, Web Hosting companies provides a high amount of affiliate commission on their sale. If you have a blog related to Web Hosting and readers are interested in it then you can publish genuine hosting review & coupons and recommend to them. Affiliate banners can be put in the sidebar. On every sale from your blog (affiliate link), you will get your affiliate commission.
In any blog niche like health, android, lifestyle and others, you will surely find some decent products which you can recommend to your reader and earn a commission.
There are some other companies which are running their affiliate programs. It includes Amazon and eBay. Make sure you choose relevant products from these affiliate program. Amazon runs one of the biggest affiliate program which includes products in several category like mobile phone, books, cloths, laptops and many other.
3. Direct Advertising
Direct Advertising is another lucrative method to make money online from your blog. You can easily make thousands of dollars per month, if you have an authority blog with high traffic. Companies are looking to advertise their products & services on the internet. For this, they look for blog or website with high traffic, high domain authority and better alexa rank. If your blog have these three feature then without any doubt, you will surely make a decent income from direct advertisements.
Advertiser will automatically contact you, if you have a decent blog. For getting direct advertisements opportunities, your blog should have an “Advertise”page. It will tell inform the potential advertisers that your blog have advertising option available and they can contact you.
Another way to get direct advertisement opportunity is to get approval from BuySellAds. It is a popular online advertising network. BuySellAds only approves those blogs & websites which have a good amount of traffic and impressive website metrics.
You can also contact potential advertiser at your own. For this, you should go to website of the product or service relevant to your blog niche. In their contact page, you can send advertising proposal. Its better to do live chat, if available.
4. Sponsored Posts
Sponsored Posts or Paid Posts is another way to make good side income and make money online. Sponsored Posts or Reviews are those posts for which a company or brand or advertise pay an amount to publish a post on your blog. Most of the bloggers are publishing a few of the sponsored posts in a month. If you are looking to monetize your blog at earliest than Sponsored posts can be a good starting point for you.
Based on your blog’s popularity, you can easily get $50 to $1000. I have seen advertisers are looking for blogs with higher domain authority & alexa rank rather than traffic. So you should focus on improving the domain authority & alexa rank if your blog, if you want to get sponsored posts opportunities.
5. Design & Sell WordPress Themes
WordPress is one of the most popular content management system. WordPress-based blog always requires a perfectly coded & designed WordPress theme. If you are providing the theme according to the users need & at affordable price then it will be an easy money-making opportunity for you.
All you need to have some web designing skills including CSS, HTML, PHP and Photoshop. If you have knowledge about these subjects then you can easily make perfectly coded themes.
I am using best WordPress Theme Framework “Genesis Framework” on this blog. It is one best & industry standard WordPress Theme framework. Genesis Framework is designed by StudioPress. If you have good knowledge about Genesis Framework then you can design customer genesis child themes for your clients.
Genesis Child Themes can be easily sold as it is very popular among bloggers & webmasters. Also you can sell your custom web design service from a blog.
You can create a blog around web development topics or on WordPress and can sell the WordPress theme customization service. You should publish articles around the topic for which you are giving the service and targeted visitors will come & can buy your service.
6. SEO Services
SEO seems to be a complex subject to most of the newbies. Even one of my friend asked me a question “What SEO Means“? I just tell him that it is the process of increasing visibility & traffic of website/blog from search engines.
There are several companies & big brand which are ready to invest a sum of money just on search engine optimization of their website. As you that most of business are now going online. You can order almost everything online.
Even restaurants, small retail stores, hotels and almost every small business wants a website today. Do you know why they want a website for their business? As a website represents their online identity and they can get customer for their business online.
So they need to invest on SEO in order to get customers from their website.
If you are an SEO Expert and know the techniques to grow the online business of any brand then you can earn a huge some of money from SEO Service. For this, you have to show the results to the company. Before providing your own SEO service, I recommend you to get some experience by working in an SEO company or you can work on your blog & learn SEO at your own.
An SEO Expert with good reputation can easily earn $5000 for a one week project.
You can also provide SEO Service from your blog. For this you can start a blog on SEO niche and start writing some high-quality, practical and actionable articles on SEO like Brain Dean from backlinko.com do.
7. Freelancing (Online Jobs): Make Money Online From Home
Freelancing is in great trend these days. By Freelance we means that a person is self-employed. Do you want to do freelance jobs. There are many freelance jobs available in almost every field. Freelancing is all about renting your skills. If you have any skills like writing skills, SEO, web designing, marketing, accounting, business, translation & languages, data entry, WordPress and many more.
There are some of big website like freelancer.com where potential employers post jobs and you can choose & apply for job accordingly. You can register at these freelance websites and you will get call & email from employers when they find your profile suitable for their freelance job.
There are so many great opportunities available at these websites. All you need to make an attractive profile. If you have a prior experience in then it will be a plus point.
If you are just started your first blog and wants to make money. It will be very difficult to earn money in the starting stage. So what should you do to pay your bills. Probably a blogging person can easily go for freelancing job including writing articles, SEO, WordPress related tasks and some other.
You can easily earn some money in starting stage of blogging, just by doing freelancing. I recommend every college going student to do any freelancing jobs in which they have interest or have skills. It will be beneficial for their career in long-time. Also they will get money to support their daily needs.
If you want to make money online without investment then Fiverr can be a good option for you. One of best thing about Fiverr is that here anyone can get service at just $5. So it will be very easy to sell your service at Fiverr. I have seen people making money more that $1000 per month just by selling $5 service at Fiverr.
You can sell your service in lots of categories on Fiverr. If you have writing skills then it will be great opportunity to grab some clients there. But make sure the time you are investing in proving the service at just $5 is worth your time.
Before selling any service, you have create a gig for that. Some of the best Fiverr gigs includes logo creation, infographics, video introductions and content creation. If you are blogger then you can go for content creation service. There are several other service categories including outdoor advertising, animation, financial consulting, branding service and many more.
9. Sell eBook
If you have great writing skills, have expertise in any subject (field) or have an excellent story or experience to share then you can give it a form of eBook. Yes eBook. eBook is the soft-copy of a book which can read on any mobile device. Also you can sell eBooks very fast as these are low-priced.
One of the best thing about eBooks development is that you don’t need any publisher to publish it. There are so many websites including Amazon, Google Play Store, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and some other big players are here to publish your book for public availability.
You can also sell your eBook in printed form (hard-copy) in form of regular books. Lulu.com is an online self publishing book & eBook company. Here you can print your eBook and sell that printed books from Amazon which is the biggest e-commerce company around the globe.
Amanda Hocking who is an American writer made two million dollars just by selling his self-publishing e-books.
Yes, you can also make impressive amount of money from YouTube. Now I will tell you how to make money from YouTube. Adsense and Affiliate sales are the best ways to make money from YouTube. For this, you should create a YouTube Channel related to your interest & which follows adsense policies.
For example, you can create a YouTube channel on mobile phone review, tech tutorial, affiliate products reviews, recipes, viral videos, creative videos and any other.
PewDiePie YouTube channel earns $7 to $8 Million dollars annually just by uploading game related videos.
If you have the skills and ability to make viral & creative videos than it will be golden chance to earn money from YouTube. One of most popular & viral video on YouTube “Gangnam Style” had made $8 million in ad revenue and its confirmed by Google also back in 2013.
11. Sell Photos
If you are a photographer or have brilliant photography skills & knowledge than you can sell your photos online and make money. But remember, your clicked photos should have some show your some excellent photography skills. In other words, the photos you wants to sell must be excellent.
If you love travelling around different places around the world, never forget to take some beautiful & unique photos. You can sell these photos online and get money.
Media & Advertising companies are always looking for decent quality photos for their online & offline ad campaigns. If you want to do it more professionally than you can create a dedicated website for your photos and do some marketing for selling it.
12. Website & Domain Flipping: Best Way To Make Money Online
Website & Domain Flipping is like a real-estate business. In this, first we buy any website or domain and sell it on a big profit. Many online entrepreneurs are in this business and making great deal of money with it.
If you already have a blog or domain with high authority than you can easily sell it on Flippa and with a high profit. Buyer at Flippa bids on your blog and if your blog is of high authority then the bidding can go really high. The same thing applies to domain flipping.
If you have a domain or blog on which you are not working then you can list that Flippa and earn some money.
If you have money to invest than you can invest it in website flipping business. If you do it properly than you can make some decent money.
If you are blogging professionally than you should also take website & domain flipping as a side income source. But one thing is clear that you should have enough knowledge on choosing an authority domain or site which can sell further at profit.
13. Start A Web Hosting Business
As more and more websites are developing these days so web hosting business can be a profitable business. Every website or blog on needs a web hosting server for storing its database and files. If you can provide better web hosting service with great customer support, customer will attract toward your company.
If you are in web development field or have a web development company then you should start your own web hosting business. So that you will recommend your own hosting to your clients and can make more profit.
If you are thinking that you will have set up your own datacenter for staring the web hosting company, no it’s not that complex. To do this, you just have to take reseller hosting account from a best web hosting company. After that, you can provide your own hosting service under your brand name.
At starting, you should always target a particular area or a region.
14. Write For Other Websites
It is one of the best way to make money online. There are many websites which pay the writers for writing high quality articles. If you have the skills to produce awesome quality content than writing for other authoritative website can give you a steady income. We call this writing on other blogs as guest post. Guest post can be done for free and for money.
There are many website which pay to write. Some of them includes ListVerse, TopTenz and many others. I recommend you to be an expert in a single topic and produce some unique & high quality titles before applying for these writing jobs.
You can easily get $100 for writing one article if it gets approved.
15. Mobile Apps Development
The usage of mobile apps among Android & iPhone users are in increasing trend. Smartphones are becoming more popular day by day. You can be benefited by this increased popularity of smartphones. If you have good knowledge of coding languages then you can develop mobile apps in various category like entertainment, security, games and others.
There are millions of apps available in Apple iTunes Store and Google Play Store. You can sell your mobile apps at these app stores. These day people are so crazy about mobile apps that it will surely sell like hot cakes, if it have quality.
If you don’t have coding knowledge then you can hire a software developer or programmer with require skills and he/she will develop the app for you.
16. Open An Online Food Store:
If you are already running a restaurant or small business related to making daily food for people than you can give it a shape of online store. To explain it, I will give an example.
Suppose a restaurant is running successfully and is in profit. But surely, there is a hidden opportunity to do expand its business & reach more customers. How? If that restaurant develops a website under its brand name & do some marketing online & offline then surely more customers will come. You can give discounts if order come online. More customers will come to get discounts. Also you can showcase all your food items online. As people use mobile apps, you can mobile app for your restaurant and encourage customers to download & order via the app.
This strategy not only applies to restaurant but small food stores, retail stores or where it’s technically feasible.
17. Sell Old Goods
If you have some old goods available at your home or workplace then you can list them on online classified marketplace to sell it. For example, you are bought a refrigerator for your home. Along with new refrigerator, what will you do will old one? If you don’t need that, you can sell it on eBay and Craigslist. There are thousands of buyers & sellers are available at these websites.
You can sell anything like mobile phone, laptop, car, furniture, real estate, pets etc.
Looks like, it is an easy money-making opportunity for you. But some of reader will surely not consider it money-making.
18. Create Online Course
Yes, you can create courses related to a useful subject and sell them online. If you have an expert knowledge about any subject like software coding, mathematics, web designing, MS Office, JAVA and many others. You will act as a teacher and create online course.
I can tell you about some useful websites where you can sell your course online.
Udemy is the most popular website for online courses. It is an online learning marketplace. When we take Udemy by numbers, it includes 7,000,000+ students, 30,000+ courses, 6,500,000+ minutes of video content and 16,000 instructors. It is global community of students & instructors where you can teach online.
SkillsShare is based on the concept of “becoming a teacher”. You will act as a virtual teacher. You don’t need to have an experience related to a subject in order to teach here. Your course should adhere their publishing guidelines. You can teach on variety of subjects including design, craft, culinary, fashion, entrepreneurship, music, photography, writing and many other areas. About 8,50,000 students are available here at SkillShare with 45,000 projects.
19. Create Premium Videos
You can also make money online by selling premium videos online. Most of us do research on interns to find tutorials related to anything. We can provide tutorials in form of videos. For example; bloggers want to learn about “Genesis Framework Customization”. If you can provide tutorial related to genesis theme customization in form of video, there are many people here who can easily pay you money for video tutorials. With video tutorials, you are making a complex task easy for the users. For this, you will get the reward in form of money.
You can provide video tutorials related to web designing, SEO, android rooting, mobile phone reviews, fitness related videos and many others.
20. Online Surveys
Online Survey is another method to make online. You can make a side income by completing various online surveys. Many big brands & companies give money to online survey websites to take online survey and get prospective customer’s perspective. It will help these companies to better construct their marketing plans.
Previously I think that the money-making from these online survey’s is fake. But somehow, I get to know about the real value of online survey by one of my friends when he gives me money-making proof.
You just have to fill a form and answer some question in order to complete a paid survey. Some survey websites provide money in form of shopping voucher and some provide monetary value via PayPal.
Remember you should give all answers without any bias. Online Paid Survey is all about making a side income if you are in blogging. I don’t recommend you to completely focus on paid surveys in order to make money online.
Things To Remember While Working Online For Money
Whenever you are working online for money there are some points which you should always remember. Below are the some of the important points to consider while looking for online jobs or working on online business and make money online.
- Do It Professionally
Whenever you are looking for an online job, most of the employers wants you to send a resume. Before sending your resume, you should create a well craft resume without any grammatical errors & proofread.
- Don’t Deal With Everyone, Get Your Work’s Worth
It is very important to remember to get your work’s worth. For e.g; If you are about to write an article for a client, before it you should what should be the price of your article for 500-1000 words or more. You should fix the price according to your content’s quality and words. If the clients is not accepting your price then you can negotiate slightly or refuse.
Your time is you money. In other words, you will invest your time while working online with any client or in blogging. Make sure, you are getting best result of investing the your time.
- Make Better Relationship With Bloggers
If you are about to get started in blogging field, it will be better for your blogging career to have good relationship with fellow bloggers. Blogging is not all about making money. Making relationship with bloggers in your blog niche will help you in long-term and contribute in making money online.
It’s all about building a supportive circle around you.
How To Receive Payment While Working Online
It is a big question that how one will get payment for his/her work if he/she works online. This question is very important if you wants to be a blogger, webmaster, freelancer and online entrepreneur. Most of my friends are in offline jobs and are unaware about blogging & the way payment is done. That’s why for newbies I will give a perfect answer to this question.
I will answer this question from a beginner level.
One of the best & usual way to get payments online is via “PayPal“. There are also many PayPal alternatives available like Payoneer. For most newbies, PayPal seems to be a new word. But PayPal is an American company working worldwide for online payment system. If you have a PayPal account, there is no need to provide your client or other company with the details of your bank account.
If you want to shop online, how will you make payment. There are two best ways with credit card & PayPal. You can both send & receive money in US dollars.
I get most of my Payments for sponsored review & affiliate earning via PayPal. So it is vital to have a PayPal account before working online.
For adsense earnings, PayPal is not supported. So how will you get Payment for Google Adsense? As most newbies enters & earns in blogging field via adsense. So it is very important to know about how adsense pays?
There are two ways you can get your payment for Google Adsense: Cheque and Wire Transfer. You can select the option in Adsense Dashboard. It takes a some time to reach cheques if you are in different country as cheques comes from USA. For fast & efficient money transfer, you should choose wire transfer.
Under this, all you need to provide you bank details with swift code.
If you give your own service or sell a product from your blog than it is very essential to set up a payment gateway in order to receive payment for your products sell. For this, I will recommend you to contact a web developer for better service. The web developer can integrate facility of making payment via credit cards, debit card and internet banking. You can also integrate PayPal with your products sell. If anyone buys a copy of your product, he/she will make the payment via PayPal to your account,
Conclusion: So Which Way You Will Go To Make Money Online?
So these are the some of genuine ways to make money online. If you really want to work from your comfort zone then I recommend you to start a blog and work on it consistently. There are so many opportunities available in blogging arena. If you provide unique & high-quality content with some marketing than you can reach new height in no time.
In blogging there are bulk of options available for making money. It includes adsense, paid posts, affiliate marketing, service and product selling. You can make more than your day job, if you focus on blogging truly.
You can also opt for freelancing jobs. Freelancing career is also great. You can work from anyplace without following the order of your boss.
Working online is in the trend these days and many people’s are taking it (blogging) as a full-time career. One thing you should remember never leave your day job to earn money online. You should only leave your day job only when your online income becomes stable for months & exceeds your day job income.
I hope your question of “How To Make Money Online” is answered now.