Isn’t it great to be able to make money? It simply gives you a fantastic feeling.
The presence of the internet makes it possible for you to make money in many ways. There is no limit as to how you can make money online.
All kinds of work can be found online including freelancing on a variety of tasks, sell your photos online, becoming a virtual assistant, become a Twitter sponsor and charge people for per tweet on your profile, and selling stuff on Amazon.
You can convert anything that you enjoy doing into a money making opportunity.
I have included all the methods in the article.
There are many options for you no matter if you are someone who urgently need money or wanting to expand your online business or hoping to find a way that can make you enough money to travel around the world.
What You Will Learn
- The 5 fastest ways that you can rely on for making money online
- Every method in this list is a legitimate way for you to make money online
- The amount of money you can earn from each method listed here
- Rare methods for making money that you have never heard about
This is a very lengthy article. Some methods listed here may not be important to you and you want to ignore them (for instance, I am not good at providing virtual assistant services)
I will do my best to make it easy for you to navigate around the list. Just click on the following list and you will jump to the section:
- The 5 Quickest Ways To Make Money Online
- Social Media
- Selling Other People’s Products
- Selling Your Own Products
- Surveys, Trials and Cashback
- Online Gambling
- Work At Home Companies
- Advice And Questions
- Content Mills
- Scams You Need To Avoid…
Before We Begin…
I want to be honest with the readers about a few things.
I did not personally try all the money making method in this list as you must understand that my work is a writer and I only write articles.
The methods in this list have been used by someone successfully. Someone in this world is utilizing these methods and depending on them to make money online.
The methods listed here are not associated with any sort of scam or pyramid scheme. But, I can’t guarantee you this since I am not able to read the mind of these sites’ owners and discern their motivations.
If you get scammed in some way or a stranger inviting you out or showing you funny pictures of your dog, you can write to me about it.
It is time to stop talking and start working on the list.
The 5 Quickest Way to Start Making Money Online
We are going to start this list by introducing the 5 most effective ways that you can use in making quick bucks. Here we go.
Freelancing is the easiest way for freelancers earn their first dollar. There is no need for any capital investment and you can start right now and expect to earn $15 – $20 per hour by working on assignments from Upwork or Freelancer.
This is a great way to make money for people who possesses skills in:
- Writing: Article writing, web content writing, guest blogging, ghost writing
- Design: Web design, logo design, illustration design
- SEO: All kinds of SEO Services
- Programming and Development: Creating apps and developing websites with PHP language
You can get into the blogging field by simply set up a WordPress blog and mailing list. If you don’t want to buy your own domain, you can sign up for a free WordPress blog and use the trial version of MailChimp.
You can take a look at this example, Jeff Goins learned a new skill, set up a new blog, and made his first sale in 48 hours and he did not use his influence at all. Although he only make $9.99 in his first sale in 2 days, this is already considered good because it is the first step and he would have earn much more in 2 months.
#3: Selling Your Own Stuff
It doesn’t take any amount of time to learn how to sell on popular marketplaces such as eBay, Craiglist and GumTree.
You can sign up your account in a few minutes and start selling. Ramit Sethi outlines how to go from zero to sale in less than 37 minutes in this guide right here
#4: Surveys and Research
Filling out survey can’t make you rich but it can give you some extra income immediately. Signing up with survey sites such as Swagbacks allows you to immediately earn points and money by filling out surveys and watching 5 minutes commercial videos.
You just need to spend a few hours filling out survey and you w ill be able to earn $10 – $15 extra income per day so this is an easy work.
#5: Questions and Advice
You won’t become a millionaire by offering answers to questions just like the types of jobs suggested above. However, you can get started in earning money in just a few minutes by signing up with sites such as KGB, which pays you $0,25 when you answer questions about a topic.
It is very easy to answer the questions and you will soon be able to accumulate some money in your account balance by simply writing answers for 15 – 20 questions per day.
Part #1: Freelancing
Freelancing needs you to use your time to make money. You won’t be able to pull in an income if you don’t work. Freelancing is not a passive income but it can fetch you a good income.
For example, many Freelance SEOs will charge $150-$200 USD an hour. And some freelance copywriters earning hundreds of thousands in their annual income. The famous blogger, Seth Godin, also work as a freelancer.
The majority of the freelance jobs require a skill. It is a reliable method for freelancers to make money online by working in the comfort of their own homes.
You must possess a unique talent that other people not already have if you want to succeed. Normally, people who enjoy what they do will show good performance in freelancing.
I enjoy my work and I am also making money from it, and if you are interested, the following are a few ways for you to achieve it.
1.1 Freelancing Websites
The jobs above can be applied on one of the websites in the following list. Therefore, I feel that there is no need to explain to you again and again in the article.
I have also list down some freelancing websites that specialized in certain types of job offerings.
The money you are able to earn from the sites is just what a newbie freelancer would earn, the wages range from $2 – $30 per hour, but keep in mind that it is hard to find price beyond this limit.
Upwork was launched as a result of the merging between Elance and oDesk.
At Upwork, you can find jobs in all kinds of freelancing categories and you can reference this article Matthew wrote about Elance to learn how you can start an online business that pulls in an income of more than $1000+ in a few weeks.
This is another site which allows you to charge for what you think you can do. The listings on Fiverr charge a minimum of $5 but you can earn more if you use the right strategy. There’s a tutorial right here on how to make the most from Fiverr.
Guru is not a popular site yet but it is nevertheless an ideal site for newbie freelancers. It is a bit competitive finding work at Guru just like UpWork. Therefore, you must be able to demonstrate your skills if you want to get the jobs here.
Although there are very few testimonials of people using Guru to make money, this in-depth look from SparkPlugging has demonstrated how they successfully start a freelance business on Guru and keep getting customers to it.
Freelancer has a lot of clients that are willing to pay a higher rate for the freelance work so you will make more money if you get hired but they will require you to sit for tests. While some freelancers like to come here to find works, others may find it troublesome.
AskEustache put Freelancer to the test and he quickly made $250 by making a referral via an affiliate problem and he also has no problem charging his client for $30 per hour.
This shows that newbie freelancer can earn a higher than average hourly rate as well as earning money by recommending people.
You will find a lot of jobs here just like UpWork.
I am not able to find any study done on iFreelance but this in-depth review from Comparakeet confirms they won’t derive any commission from your earnings although you are required to earn a variety of membership fees.
This may not be a great place to find freelance work in the first month.
1.1.5: People Per Hour
This is a new freelance sites and it is quite easy to search for some clients here. The freelance site puts clients in priority over the freelancers.
Some freelancers feel that this is all right while others others don’t. It all depends on your choice.
There are very few testimonials about people making money from People Per Hour although it is true that some people are making money here. But the UK TrustPilot site gives them a 7.3 star review from over 500 reviews, therefore, this must be a legitimate freelance site.
This is also a freelance site but you have to complete severall microjobs before you can get paid. For instance, the hirer will ask you to do forum commening and subscribe to a mailing list which will take at least 10 minutes.
The payout will depend on how much the client pay you and the difficulty of the jobs but you should be able to earn decent money by doing a lot of small tasks that can be finished quickly.
The case studies like this one from Paul Goodman on Hubpages conducted October 2015, show that there are now very few jobs here and the site is not active as before.
Although it is still possible to make money here, it won’t be enough to replace the income you are earning in your day job.
We have discussed about the non specific freelancing sites. We will now discuss about the various types of legitimate jobs you can do and other places that allow you to make money.
Copywriting refers all kinds of writings:
- Landing Page
- Web Content
- Magazine style writing
Copywriting means writing articles for a business or company. People with good writing skills can become a copywriter and mak money. You can get a good pay by doing copywriting work for clients.
The right way to get hired for copywriting jobs is to submit your resume to the business directly. However, you can also find copywriting jobs here:
How Much Can You Earn?
It all depends on how much experiences you have and the number of clients you have. Your ability will determines how much you can earn. The average hourly rate is:
- Newbies can earn an average of $10 – $25 per hour
- Intermediate level writer can charge $30 – $50 per hour
- Expert writers make about $60-$70+ per hour
Some writers charge their clients by per word or per project or get a monthly pay. However, like Carol Tice has done, it is possible to earn six figure a year in short time.
I started earning $10 per hour in August 2014 but I was able to charge $60 – 80 per hour within less than 1 year. You can learn about my background and how I manage to succeed in freelance writing right here.
This may seems like a traditional profession but it is not anymore now.
Journalism does not only refer to newspaper publication but it also refer to online news publication. You may not get a regular payout. But if you love writing and can write in a creative style, it will be a good starting point to write for online journalism site.
There is no freelance site that specifically offer online journalism job. You will have to find the publications you are interested in writing for and submit a good resume.
Sophie Lizard from Be A Freelance Blogger has posted a detailed tutorial on how to go about this.
How Much Can You Earn?
The rate you are paid will depend on several factors including publication, how regular you will be writing and the topic. Some publications pay $20 per article while others $250 and there are also a number of publications that pay $1 per word.
Linda Formichlli of The Renegade Writer make $0.10 per word when she started writing for publications but has been paid as much as $2.50 per word when she was hired to write for publications in the USA.
This means she earns $2,500 by writing a 1,000 word article. This is an easy way to make a lot of money if you search for this type of job.
Blogging has become a major industry in the internet era. You can generate income in this industry in the 3 following methods:
- Start a blog to make money
- Write for popular blogs as full time job
- Submit guest posts
This has been rate as the most reliable income source for replacing your day job. For instance, Jon Morrow successfully make $100,000 a month in sales in Boost Blog Traffic while Stuart Walker made $80,000 last year.
There is a potential to generate a high income if you are good at the niche you are blogging. If you want to learn more on how to build your own blog, it is recommended that you read the article on how to build a profitable blog here by Matt.
I was able to make a living by building a blog. Last year, I set up a blog and easily use it to generate $3,500 monthly. You can utilize the methods found here and you should also try using ProBlogger Job Board to find work.
There is a limited number of publications in a small selection of niches that are paying for guest blogging. You must conduct your own research. It is possible to get paid for $30 – $150 for a guest post you submit if you come across the right site.
How Much Can You Earn?
Blogging is a high potential career and many businesses and individuals are interested in using a blog to market their products/services. Some people will pay lesser, so this is a great way for newbies to enter into this field.
The following is a rough estimate for the hourly rates:
- Beginner bloggers can expect to earn $10 – $20 per hour
- Intermediate bloggers earn an average of $25 – $45 per hour
- Expert bloggers can charge about $50 – more than $100 per hour
Just like journalism, the pay rate you get will depend on the type of publication and the method you use in charging your client. For example, a blogger at Fortune 500 is usually get paid for $0.75 – $1 per word but a smaller fitness and nutrition site will pay you $20 for an article.
I wrote an article for StartUpBros here and have been able to make a steady income from it so you might want to give this a try.
Are you interested in making money online? Become a ghostwriter.
Ghostwriting is a good paying career because most people are too busy to write the articles themselves. Many gurus on the internet outsource the writing work to someone else instead of writing it themselves.
Ghostwriting can be done by becoming an author of
- Physical books and magazines
- Online E-books
- Creating unique blog posts
- Composing articles
- Professional press release
Ghostwriting refers to any type of writing that allows you to credit the articles’ authorship with your name. You can get hired by submitting your portfolio to clients who are looking for ghostwriters or you can go to the job boards listed above to browse for work. There are many testimonials on people who succeed in this field.
Kelly James-Engar made $25,000 for an 80,000 word nutrition eBook in 2011. although the first 25,000 words was already written by her client.
You can read about how to succeed in the ghostwriting career at Write Non-Fiction Now, right here.
How Much Can You Earn?
Ghostwriters who work for corporate companies will get the highest pay. Their average pay will be in between $59,000 – $92,000 per year but you should be able to earn more than a blogger of copywriter if you work at an entry level rate.
You can charge even more if they are not going to credit the article’s authorship with your name. Ghostwriters usually earn an hourly rate that is 20% – 40% more than the blogger or copywriter.
1.6: Graphic Design
Graphic design is an important industry because it includes
- Designing website templates
- Logos creations
- Coming up with a unique brand for the company
- Maximizing the user’s experiences
- Creating illustrations
The above are just a few basic jobs in graphic design. There are hundreds of different types of graphic design jobs and you will find plenty of work because a lot of companies are outsourcing on this type of service but it is very hard to come across a professional designer that meets your needs. If you are good at this, you might want to give it a try.
The following sites are some places where you can find graphic design jobs or you can pitch directly to companies
How Much Can You Earn?
You will get hired to do graphic design work at many place so the pay you receive will vary. Most of the graphic designers I am acquainted with are paid on a per project basis and the fees is usually higher than $500, even for a small project with basic requirements.
There are many testimonials on how people like Jacob Crass started their graphic design career while at the university and ultimately become a professional graphic designers that receives a lot of awards and earn a high salary. These people started by first doing entry level graphic design work.
After doing some research, I discovered that the average hourly rate of a graphic designer is:
- The average hourly rate for a beginner is $15 – $30 per hour
- Intermediate gets paid roughly $35 – $60 per hour
- Expert can expect to earn about $65 to more than $100 per hour
1.7 Programming and Development
This type of job is suitable for people with good knowledge in different types of programming languages. There are a lot of difficult syntax in programming that are difficult to understand. If you are reading this, you are probably a programmer who is looking for jobs.
I divided this type of job into 7 categories an I have listed their median wage:
I like the testimonial of Spencer Foreman who went from successful freelancer to a dire financial situation but he was able to overcome it a few days by finding work in freelance programming field and now he earns a six figure income. If you are serious about making into this career, you must be patient, hardworking and not easily give in. The following is a list of job boards where you can find programming and web development jobs.
- Authentic Jobs
- Angel List
- We Work Remotely
- Android Jobs
- Core Intuition
Just like other jobs, you can pitch directly to the clients.
How Much Can You Earn
Freelancer Programmers can paid in a few ways:
- Per Project: The programmer can paid a lump sum amount for the entire project and the pay will depend how much work need to be done.
- Project+Percentage: The programmer get paid with lesser project fee but earns a percentage every time someone buy the software. This is not a usual way for freelance programmer to get paid and you will want to be careful on his.
- Hourly: Rates for credible programmers and developers begin at about $20 per hour and professional programmer will get paid for $300 per hour.
If you know how to advertise yourself and attract employer to hire you, like Glen Stovall did here, you can get paid with twice or thrice the entry level rate in a short period of time. This applies to those who are still learning to become a professional programmer.
1.8: App Building
This is not yet a popular job and this field is getting an increasing number of freelancers slowly. It belongs to programming and deelopment but it is categorized as a separate section here.
Mobile apps has a lot of potentials, if you remember the success of Flappy Bird that was making 50,000 a day, you will understand the kind of income I am speaking here.
Many individual developers are able to earn a few thousands dollars, for example Baptiste Greve, who created the game Rolly Candy for just $20 and it gets 500 downloads within a short time frame of 2 weeks.
Right now is the most appropriate time to enter into the freelance app industry. You could probably become the next person that create a bestselling app like Flappy Bird or Clash of Clans.
These jobs can be discovered in the same places listed on top.
How Much Can You Earn?
This thread on Quora suggested that a developer for iOS app can earn an average of $25 per hour whereas a developer for Android app can earn about $20 per hour but there is a potential to earn upwards into $200 – $300 per hour based on factors such as how big the app will be and who will be using the app.
This is a very lucrative industry and you understand what I am talking about if you have been to Matt’s site. Many webmasters and companies need SEO services although they may not understand the reason for it now.
There are various types of SEO services a freelancer can do:
- Building backlinks
- Article submission
- Web development
- SEO campaigns
- Getting targeted traffic to the clients’ sites
You can work as a freelancer for any SEO service and get paid accordingly.
Besides the sources listed above and directly pitching to companies, you can also find SEO services work at the following job boards:
How Much Can You Earn?
There is no limit on how much you can earn in SEO field. Mike Ramsay of Nifty Marketing started out as a freelancer that provides SEO services at about $20 – $30 per hour but he now owns an agency that pulls in a revenue of $1 million annually.
You can earn more when you make it more affordable for the clients by customizing the price and doing so can help you to become a top earner in the SEO field within a period of a few years.
I learned that many entry level SEO freelancer work at $30 per hour but if you have a good portfolio, you can charge your client for $100 per hour.
There are several methods you can set the price for your SEO services, as outlined in this post by SERPs.
1.10: Editing Services
The need of editors arise along with the jobs of article writers, web graphic design, video production and SEO services. The job of an editor is to edit the mistakes of a low quality article or web design that is filled with errors.
For instance, this stay-at-home mum, Rachel was able to earn an extra income to cover the expenses of her family by editing blog posts for $100 – $200 each and she also get editing jobs that pay more than $5,000 per for editing e-books and white papers.
The editing jobs can be found at the industry specific job boards.
How Much Can You Earn?
There are both high and low paying freelance editing jobs as with the different types of testimonials on the web. The following is an estimate on the hourly rates for editing jobs:
- Entry level jobs can pay $5-$10 per hour
- Intermediate level editing jobs offer an average pay rate of about $25-$40 per hour
- Advanced editing jobs can offer as high as $50-$100+ per hour
1.11: Virtual Assistants
Virtual assistants can be a helping hand for any online task that you want done. Virtual assistant is similar to an offline assistant who work at the office with the only difference being that the work is done completely online.
You can earn a decent income by becoming a virtual assistant and helping your employer to do a variety of small tasks.
The small tasks you are assigned to do will depend on the need of your employer, but the majority of the tasks are
- Composing emails and making calls to different people
- Doing research on the web (for conference, making presentations, composing blog posts and copy/paste work)
- Making connections with the clients
- Scheduling meeting or creating the calendar schedule
- Send flowers to the girlfriend of your employer when Valentine’s Day approach.
There are a lot of things that you will be required to do and it depends on how particular your client is. You play an important role in the team when you work as a virtual assistant.
You can search for VA jobs on the following job boards as well as on the sites listed above:
How Much Can You Earn?
Most people who hold virtual assistant positions are able to work at a low wage and these people are usually from central Europe or far east. However, there is an increasing number of virtual assistants from Western countries as well.
You must keep in mind that you will face a lot of competitions for other virtual assistants that are charging a low rate.
There are some testimonials where Michelle Mangen, have successfully earn a 6 figure income by working as a virtual assistant after a few years. The following is a general guideline on the hourly rates:
- Entry level virtual assistants usually work at $2 – $10 per hour
- Intermediate level virtual assistants earn about $15 – $25 per hour.
- Advanced level virtual assistants can earn in between $30 – $50 per hour.
1.12 Voice-Over Work
Do you have a good voice? Are you interested to become a narrator or a voice over actor?
You can now sell your voice by working as a voice over freelancer.
I wrote a book on this before and you can earn much more than you expected. You will be able to find voice over work on the following sites:
How Much Can You Earn?
Its hard to give you an exact estimate on how much you can potentially earn by doing voice over work because the rate you are paid depends on a variety of factors.
For instance, my friend Mike Jansen work as a full time voice over artist and he has done voice over for a variety of short movies and he also work as an announcer for the Indianapolis Colts’ stadium and there are also some who just earn enough to make it into an extra income.
It all comes down to how good is your voice and your asking price.
1.13 Teaching and Coaching
Freelance teaching is still a growing industry. Many people are looking for tutors but it can be difficult for them to find a good tutor because of their location.
Hence, providing online tutoring services for people around the world can help you make money if you show an interest in teaching.
To become an online tutor, you must have a vast knowledge on a subject like the following
- School Basics (Math, English, Science etc)
- Health and Fitness
- Musical Instruments
- Life coaching
You can teach on almost any subject which there is a video tutorial uploaded on YouTube. You can become an online tutor for any skill that people will be interested to learn. There is no need to be an expert but you should have much more than the basic level of knowledge.
You can find these jobs at industry specific job boards but you can also find these jobs somewhere else by doing your own research. A great way to get into this field is to post a listing on Fiverr or perform a search on Tutor.
How Much Can You Earn?
Your pay will depend on the subject you teach and who you are teaching which can range from $60 for a whole day of teaching to an hourly basis rate of $1000 per hour. I used to work as a Freelance Personal Trainer for $40 per hour.
Not everyone in this work is familiar with the English language. The majority of the people in this world do not know English at all.
This is the reason why there exists a translation service to translate the language of a content to a different language.
Content that often need translation service are:
- Blog posts
- Legal documents
- Marketing materials
If you are fluent in at least 2 languages, taking up translation work will be suitable for you. The best place to find translator work is at Translate Base and you can also find translation work at Debonair Languages.
How Much Can You Earn?
Becoming a translator can fetch you a good income if you are very fluent in several languages. This is due to the fact that there are lots of people that need translation services.
There are a number of freelancers, like Nataly Kelly, who charge $200 – $300 per hour, which is the same as the rate lawyers are charging.
You can charge more because you are not only charging on a per word basis but you are also doing all the work including branding, copywriting and editing.
There are lots of people that are making money by working in the accountancy field. It is not easy to get hired as an accountant for a large company.
Therefore, you should offer a discount for your accounting services if you want to attract clients.
You must be a certified chartered accountant before you can offer accounting services to your clients as the accounting work cannot be performed by simply relying on a traditional abacus, or calculator or an accountancy book.
How Much Can You Earn?
It is difficult for me to give you an exact estimate on the rate. My friends who work in accounting jobs in England were paid between ￡150 and ￡300 per hour.
You can target a lower range if you just want to start a small accounting business and slowly charge more when you get clients from big companies.
You also have the option of working as a consultant.
It is best that you achieve an above average skill if you want to get into this field.
These are a couple of consultancy job examples:
- Copywriting consultant: How to enhance your copy writing skills
- SEO Consultant: Much like the example given above
- Design Consultant: You should be able to figure out this
You will regularly have to market yourself or pitch directly to the clients. Consultancy jobs can also be found on freelance sites.
How Much Can You Earn?
It is hard to describe the scope of earnings for consultancy. Freelance copywriting consultant, like Art Copywriter, earn about ￡240 every day.
On the other hand, if you are in the management consultancy field, you can earn about $1,000 – $2,000 in a short amount of time. For newbies, it is considered a good pay if you get paid with $30 – $40 per day.
Freelancing Best Practices…
I don’t want to spill out all the benefits of freelancing too much without first revealing the pitfalls to you.
Freelancing is a great way for you to set up your business and earn a steady income but it can also land you in a not good situation.
The following is a checklist of what you should do in order for all to go well weith you
- Define Your Terms Clearly: Prior to starting any work, you should layout your rate, turnaround time and provide a sample to give your clients an idea of the delivered product will look like.
- Understand the Invoicing System: For instance, all invoices in the UK must have specific information so the invoicing system in your country is also different.
- Don’t Choose to Get Paid for Product Sales in Freelance Work: You should never agree on a deal to get paid based on the sales of your freelance product. There will be people trying to get you into this type of deal to take advantage of your free labor and you might not get as much as you want even if the person pay.
- Join a Union: There are lots of people that will try to take advantage of you when you are offering freelancing services online so you should join a union. The people at the union can guide you on how you can make sure you get your pay from the client promptly or what to do in the situation where the client refuse to pay you for your work.
You will learn more on how to cope with this as you become more experienced and get more clients. It is important to always be alert and always try to protect yourself in all aspects.
Part#2: Creating Your Own Blog
We’ve already covered blogging just now but this topic deserved to have its own section. Setting up your own blog is similar to owning a business but there are some disadvantages.
Bloggers can typically draw in an income of anywhere from $10 to $100,000 a month. The amount of revenue you can derive from your blog and whether it can replace your day job will depend on how much time you have to invest.
The question is what are the ways you can make money from your blog because the posts you write will be free. Now, we will discuss on how you can make money from running a blog.
eBooks are downloadable PDF books only available online and it is one way for you to make money from the visitors to your blog. You can create an eBook to provide answers to the questions your blog visitors have. This includes:
- A guide on how to do something
- Recipes for various types of food
- Fitness and nutrients guide
- Guide on traveling to different parts of the world
You must first perform a research on Google by searching for the topic you want to write plus the keyword ebook to see what are the available ebooks so that you can reference their points.
This is an easy way to make money with your blog. You can read about the interview of Saeed in this post from Arman Assadi who was able to earn $2,700 per month of passive income by just writing ebooks and selling them on Amazon Kindle Ebooks to customers in America.
It is not that difficult to write an eBook. You just have to use a word processor like Microsoft Word to write them and save it in PDF format before transferring it into other sites such as
2.2: Online Courses
You can become an expert in the niche you are writing for your blog over time. Once you have this knowledge, you can offer a video course and collect students who are interested to learn more on this niche.
Sergey Kasimov is a good example of how he was able to make a good income by just offering his video courses. He utilizes the Udemy platform to host and sell his video courses and the total sales he make is $20,000 for the first year.
This may not be a big amount but it is enough to cover the income of a day job in the UK and he should be able to make $40,000 – $50,000 a year if he has the same growth in his business.
This is why it will be effective to make money from your blog by offering online video courses if you have a 2,000 – 3,000 blog subscribers.
2.3: Mastermind Groups
Mastermind refers to a forum that you have integrated into your blog for your blog subscribers. It is where your blog subscribers can come together to discuss about different ideas. Having a mastermind forum makes it easier for you to market to people.
For instance, Stuart Walker’s Nichehacks Mastermind now has a member base of more than 10,000 people and the number of members is increasing every day. You can easily market your products to the visitors of your blog by simply setting up a forum.
Some of the different ways to create a mastermind are:
- Start a private Facebook group
- Integrate a forum into your blog
- Follow Jeff Goins’s Tribe Writers and set up a different site that is completely independent from your website.
There is no money in creating a podcast and publishing them on your blog. However, you can make money from your podcasts by including a few lengths of advertisements, but you can only get people to advertise with you if there are lot of people downloading your podcasts.
Dave Jackson of School of Podcasting is deriving a regular income from his podcasts and he managed to make $1,700 from one single health and nutrition podcasts by doing some promotion work via affiliate program, online advertising and collecting donations from various people.
This article will not cover guide on starting a podcast and if you want to learn to create one, you should read this article from Pat Flynn that explains the process more in-depth.
2.5: Sponsored Posts
Sponsored post involved creating a content that adds value for the advertiser’s product and this technique has becoming increasingly popular. Here is an example to help you to have a better understanding of what I say.
You are the owner of a fishing blog. Your blog receives a fair amount of traffic and many people like the writing style of the posts on your blog. It happened that the owner of Fishing Lines Inc. come across your blog and he ask you whether you are interested in posting an article on your blog on one of their products and they are going to pay you for the blog post.
You wrote the article in the style that your readers like to write and has embedded the links to point to their website. Your post has helped them to get more customers and you also make money at the same time so it is a win-win.
Zac Johnson of Blogging Tips took a look into Native Advertising and the company, Ayboll. This may not be exactly native advertising but it is something like that.
He asked people to post a feedback on how much they are generating from selling ads on their site, and the response from the top performers can be seen from the screenshot below:
That’s right, the average earnings from displaying advertisements on their websites is about $212.48.
There are fewer sites that sell sponsored posts nowadays. However, it is possible to get people to buy sponsored posts through your blog. Alternatively, you can try the Ayboll route to find out the revenue you can bring in.
Paid links may be considered as a black hat tactic. Nevertheless, many people are still buying links because Google can’t find out unless they check your receipts.
It is the right hing to do if selling links on your blog can bring in some extra income and adds value to your readers. It may seem like you are risking your blog getting penalized but there are very few bloggers that experience this before.
I want to include a case study about buying and selling links in this guide and what I want to say is that there are many bloggers selling links secretly.
I was once offered to sell a link spot on my website for more than three hundred dollars but I did not accept the offer otherwise I’m sure I can afford a bigger TV set in my house.
Many people will be interested in buying link spots on your blog, which works the same way as paid posts. Another place where you can buy/sell links is Backlinks.
2.7: 26+ Other Ways to Make Money From Your Blog
If you have read until here, you must be really serious about finding out ways that you can use to make money from your blog. The 6 methods described above are the most important ways for you to generate a profit. However, there are another 26 ways to make money from the blog.
I can’t list them all here so I recommend you read this article I wrote for Matt right here.
How Much Can You Earn From Blogging?
The report about the average income from blogging may vary depending on the site where you first learn about it.
The truth is that around 80% of bloggers will make zero to $100 a month from a blog, but Nielsen Social conducted a survey which led to the findings that there are over 181 million blogs online around the world.
This means that there are actually 34,490,000 bloggers who earn over $100 per month from their blogs.
It is possible to get a steady income by selling links but you must be willing to invest more time.
You should be able to earn about $300 – $400 per months within a short time frame of a few weeks if you follow the steps listed in The One Year to A Six-Figure Blog guide written by Matt. There is no limit on how much you can earn if you managed to reach this target.
Part #3: Getting Paid For Social Media & Platforms
You will be using social media platform to promote your website sooner or later so it will be a great idea to use to make an extra income.
Some people see YouTube as a social media platform while others don’t. It could have its own section here but there is no need for it now. We will not be dealing on this topic in depth.
You will find a few different ways you can make money from YouTube with or without the use of a camera.
For instance, Swagbucks is paying people to watch videos or do a few things on YouTube (which i will discuss in the latter part of the article). It is possible to make up to $40 per month by watching some videos on YouTube.
You can earn a few hundred dollars of side income if you do it right although it may not be possible to reach a few thousand dollars per month. This estimate does not take into account the top YouTubers performers.
How Much Can You Earn?
The big earners on YouTube derive their income from a variety of sources including brand endorsements, displaying advertisements. Nowadays, it’s still possible to make $100-$200 a month from YouTube but you must work hard in promoting them apart from frequently adding new videos.
Your video must have a lot of views before you can get a high CPC from the displayed ads. The fastest way to make more money with YouTube videos is via affiliate marketing, like John Chow recommends here.
Twitter can’t make you a millionaire. But, it is possible to make a few dollars and these small amounts can quickly accumulate to a big amount. You must become a sponsored tweeter.
You can get paid for $50 per tweet when your Twitter profile has a big follower base and you can charge in between $5-$10 per tweet if you only have a small number of followers. This is considered as a good pay since you only have to type 140 characters in a tweet.
Before many people start to make money selling tweets, Zac Johnson managed to generate over $1400 from running two sponsored tweet campaigns. And celebrities have been known to make $10,000 for them.
You can make a nice extra income if you have a large follower base.
There are two places where you can sign up for the programs:
3.3 Instagram Advertising
Many people are using Instagram to market themselves. Anyone who have been to Instagram site will have seen sponsored advertisements of various celebrity figures such as movie stars, and supermodels like the following screenshot:
The point here is that you can also make money on it. You must get people who are interested in a specific niche to follow you and you should also mention your contact information in the biography of your profile.
You must choose a niche and get lots of followers before people will be interested to advertise on your profile. My friend who is into the Male Fashion was able to earn up to $1,500 for each advertisement. If you have a huge follower base, you will be able to generate enough income to replace your day job.
Most people have never heard about this site before including me. So, you don’t have to freak out on this.
Tsu is a site that offers social media advertising services on the web. Bubblews is no more and bitlanders is now donating portions of your money to charity.
You can make money on Tsu by getting high conversions on the advertisements displayed on your profile and this can be done by inviting people to follow your profile, share content and market yourself.
It is not possible to become a millionaire. But, you can make a few dollars by doing ordinary things in your chores.
IZEA is a popular social media site that allow you to connect with people that have a large follower base on YouTube and other social media sites, bloggers with large followers as well as top brand that are seeking ways to increase their visibility.
According to Money Savvy Momma, you must first register for an account at the site and place a bid. The power of the bid you place will depend on your audience’ requirements.
For example, if there is a company looking for a person that aged in between 30 – 45 years old and shows interest in sports cars, and you will be qualified to bid on it if it happens that your followers are into this niche. If you win the bid, you will be given the opportunity to make some cash by tweeting.
This may not make you much money but keep in mind that there are testimonials of people getting paid more than fifty dollars for per tweet so you should be able to earn a nice side income if you can build a big follower base.
Part #4: Selling Other People’s Products
It is not necessary to be an inventor of a product to make money online. You can earn a good living by just selling other people’s products.
4.1: Affiliate Marketing
There are so many affiliate programs that it can be difficult to give you an estimate on the average income but it is recommended that you reference Matt’s Income Reports.
This is a big industry where a lot of people are depending on it to make money online. There are many people who have managed to earn at least $10,000 per month from selling affiliate products.
I could write a lengthy article on this subject but I am not going to do that now. I will be explaining about an affiliate and I have also compiled a long list of places where you can make money from affiliate marketing.
If you want to be an affiliate, you have to be willing to spend a lot of time of it because you need to do a lot of online promotion work on the product and you will get paid with a commission everytime you successfully make a sale.
Your affiliate links can be embedded into a blog or shown in the video you uploaded to the YouTube channel. However, there are also plenty of other methods to achieve it.
You may be interested in joining some of the affiliate network listed above or you can join the affiliate program by directly going to the vendor’s site:
The following is a list of the top affiliate networks that you can join:
- Amazon Affiliates
- Commission Junction
- CPA Lead
- CX Digital Media
- Forex Affiliate
- CX Digital Media
- Link Connector
- Market Leverage
How Much Can You Earn?
There is no guarantee that you are going to make money when you become an affiliate but I will recommend you to take a look at this income report from January 2016 and you can decide for yourself whether you want to join it.
Advertising allows both the vendor as well as the publisher to make money.
Advertising has been used as an effective way to drive targeted customers to the vendors’ sites to help them make money. Some people feel that you don’t have to spend money on advertising to get customers but there is no denying that advertising has played a major role in marketing many products online.
You should grab every opportunity to sell advertising on your site as long as there is an available spot.
You can get people to pay you for advertising in your
- YouTube Channel
- Website or Niche Site
- Mailing List
- Any other platform to sell from
There are various types of advertising and you should get a thorough understanding about them one by one.
4.2.1: PPCC (pay Per Click Contextual)
This type of advertising is similar to Google Adsense and display the ads based on its content and the visitors’ habits on your site. This means you can’t control the ads that are displayed on your site but the ads displayed on your site aimed to fetch a higher conversion.
If you have some spare time, it is recommended that you read 1k (Almost) In One Week written by Glen at Viper Chill to learn the strategy how he was able to pull in at least $1,000 per week by simply depending on this form of advertising. The following are a few PPCC sites for those who are interested:
4.2.2: CPA (Cost Per Action)
This type of advertising will pay you depending on if the visitor has completed an action on the ad, for example click on the call-to-action button, fill in their personal details in a form and etc. People are pretty tight lipped on what works and how much revenue they draw in.
This is not a bad thing because it is a sign that it is a lucrative money making method and people are not going to share their strategies with you. The following are a few sites where you can join:
- Neverblue Media
- Adscend Media
4.2.3: CPM Advertising
In CPM advertising, you get paid based on the number of pageviews your site has instead of the clicks on the ad. Most CPM programs payout based on 1,000 page views but there are also some programs that do not pay based on 1,000 views.
Your site must have a huge amount of organic traffic if you want to get qualified.
The CPM sites listed below are just like above and will be eager to retain most of the profits themselves so you get only a small portion:
- ValueClick Media
- Tribal Fusion
- Casale Media
- Burst Media
- CPX Interactive
- Technorati Media
Part#5: Selling Your Own Products
Do you have a product that you create yourself and are interested of selling it? Maybe you have some items that you no longer using and have shove up into the attic instead?
You can sell everything on the internet. You should not be here now but get to it to sell you stuff. Sell your stuff and make some money. But, you might want to continue reading to learn how you can sell the products. I am just excited here and glad to be of a help in guiding you to make money.
This is the guide that you should read on how to sell your products and make a profit.
5.1: Auctions and Marketplaces
The chances are you are already familiar with the majority of the sites listed below but the most important point is that these sites also allow you to sell your products. Here is a list of a few sites where you can sell your products:
- Amazon: There are thousands of companies and individual sellers selling their products at Amazon.
- eBay: Just like Amazon, eBay is a very popular marketplace where you can sell both used and new products.
- Craigslist: Craiglist is a classified site that allows you to post an ad to advertise about your products/services for free.
- Backpage: Backpage works in the same way like Craiglist and is a classified advertising site for all kinds of categories including automotive, and real estate.
- Facebook Buy and Sell: There is a buy and sell marketplace designed specifically for your local area in Facebook.
- Swappa: This is the place where you sell tablets and smartphones.
- Shopify: Shopify lets you set up your own online shop for free and you can also use it as a platform to connect with other sellers
- Bonanza: You can come here to sell your stuff if you don’t want to sell on eBay.
You must first set up a Paypal account to collect payment before starting to sell. The above are the most popular sites that many people have depend on to become successful sellers.
Both Amazon and eBay have offered opportunities for many sellers to kick start their small businesses online.
The Guardian outlines 15 eBay business that are making at least six figures a year, and many of these businesses have changed into corporations.
Many popular bloggers have written and sell their own ebooks. You don’t have to be a celebrity blogger or someone popular to write an ebook because anyone can sell it. There is also no need to find a platform to sell your ebook because you can market the ebook yourself.
The following is a list of sites where you can sell your ebooks:
- Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing
- Kobo Writing Life
5.3: Online Courses
I have already discussed about online courses in the blogging section but it is still possible to offer your own online course even if you are not a blogger.
If you know a lot about a topic and feel that you are qualified to teach, you can start offering an online course to make some extra income or as a full time job. There are people making $100,000+ a year by just offering online courses and you can potentially achieve the same result with the right strategy.
There are a few places where you can sell your online courses:
5.4: Your Own Website Or Domain
Every single website has the opportunity to develop into a real estate. People will want to buy from you regardless of your domain name. They are eager to shop at your online shop. If you have an online store that gets a lot of business, chances are it worth a few thousands dollars if you decide to sell your site.
You must first set up the site and get traffic to it in order to make money. If yo have a smaller website, you can also make money from it but in a smaller mount.
DomainSherpa, a popular site for people to flip domains, organized an interview with Ali Zandi, who made more than $58,000 in profit from buying and selling domain names in just 60 days.
If you are more interested in flipping domain, you can read about Greg Nunan’s story of how he flipped a site for $16,000 at Empire Flippers.
If you want to make money flipping websites, the following is a list of domain/website flipping sites for you:
5.5: Arts, Crafts And Designs
If you are a creative person, you can use your craftsmanship to create something unique and sell online. You can sell any type of handicraft you have created. There is surely a demand in the market for anything.
For instance, if you have a good skill in drawing, you can sell your arts at DeviantArt. This poll on their forum shows that there are many people drawing a decent income from selling their arts. There are a few people who made more than $10,000 per year in selling their arts.
But, you must count in the factor that not everyone has provided their feedback on the survey so this statistic is nevertheless a good example. If you have good drawing ability and can think you can create a masterpiece with your skill, you list your art for sale at one of the sites listed below:
- Big Cartel
- Super Market HQ
- Uncommon Goods
- Made It Myself
- Not On The High Street
Here are a few sites where you can sell your artworks and creative designs:
- Art London
- Art Majeur
- Art Web
- My Best Canvas
- Original Art Online
- Saatchi Art
You may not be interested in creating your own apps and selling them. But, there is a high demand for this and people would buy your app even if you think it is not good enough. It is just like flipping websites and you can sell any app you have created.
Blue Cloud Solutions’ Carter Thomas make $1,000 to $200,000 flipping apps not too long ago and you can learn all about his strategies by reading the article.
- Flippa Apps
5.7: Templates And Web Designs
There is also potential for you to make money online if you have the skill to design a quality website template for example HTML and WordPress template with unique fonts.
For instance, this Avada theme on ThemeForest become so popular that it generate over $8.5 million dollars in revenue (and counting).
You may not become a millionaire by selling templates but there are over 22.8 billion pages being read on WordPress a month, so there is a huge market for web design services.
If you have great web design skill, you can get started by offering your themes at the following sites.
It is possible to make a living by selling your own music online but you must know where to market it.
There is a small number of case studies. However, I did find this Tech Crunch interview with the creator of DistroKid, who publish the proof of the two musicians Jack and Jack making money by marketing their own music, and they are now embarking on their 18 city tour of the US.
The following is a list of a few sites where you can sell your music:
You can also make money by creating your own series of videos and upload them online. Video is a popular content on Facebook and there is an increasing number of videos on the web. The key is to know the places where you can market your videos.
Fortunately, I have compiled this list on your behalf.
Do you possess a good skill at taking photos with your camera? If you feel that you have some good photographing skills, you can snap a few photos and sell them as stock photos online.
Stock photos have a huge demand especially by bloggers and some people are willing to pay a hefty amount of money for a quality photo. There was one Berlin based photographer named, Michael Jay has been able to consistently make $200 a month from Shutterstuck, Fotolia and iStockPhoto.
You can sell your photos at the following site:
5.11: Recycling Your Old Stuff
Most people will have some items that they don’t use and store in the attic or storeroom over time. These items which you have chuck away into your store room have resale value. You can resell these items and earn a few dollars out of them.
LoveMoney recently compared all the different DVD and CD recycling options in the UK and they found out that you earn make ￡8-￡10 by selling away old stuff that you are not using for a long time.
This may not be a career but it is one method for you to make some extra money online fast and these money could also possibly help you to get out of debt.
The following are a few UK and US based sites that provide a marketplace for you to sell your second hand items quickly.
There is surely a market for collectibles because these collectibles have a lot of fans. You can buy and sell all kinds of collectibles online for example, 1980s Superhero and Pokemon cards.
There are some people that sell collectibles to supplement their family income and it can always help you to make some extra income, although it may not be a regular income. There is no reason why you won’t sell collectibles to make money when you can make $30,000 from a Darth Vader toy.
Selling collectibles is not just for those who sell cosplay or gadget products. Yo can sell all kinds of collectibles such as antiques, snow globe and etc.
Maybe you could turn one of the old items you possess into a treasure by selling it. If you decide to sell your old stuff, you can list them in one of the sites below:
- 707 Sportscards
Part #6: Finance & Property
Many real estate agents and credit companies are offering their services online. Many people are now looking for such services online so it is potential to make money by using this method.
6.1: Peer-To-Peer Lending
Peer-To-Peer Lending, also known as crowdfunding, allows you to make money without doing any type of work. There is a lot of risks in this industry and it is suggested that you first get familiar with the advantages and disadvantages.
Many people will visit Peer-to-Peer network to obtain loans because it can help them to save money on the interest compared to borrowing from the bank. If you are an investor, you can lend money to people at the P2P network and make up to 7% of returns.
You can get someone to offer the loan along with you. It is possible to offer small loans such as $25 and still earn a profit when the borrower paid off the debt.
This is a type of regulated loan so you will be protected. It is different to a situation where you lend $25 to someone who is drunk and he will never return to you to pay back the money.
Nevertheless, it is considered risky especially if you are lending a large amount of money. Therefore, it is recommended that you read this guide from Money Saving Expert before making a decision to invest your money in the Peer-to-Peer Lending network.
The following are a few peer-to-peer lending sites:
There may be a lot of more peer-to-leer lending sites but the above sites are the only ones that I can confirm safe. You should choose from one of the peer-to-peer site above if you just enter into this field.
6.2: Change Your Bank Account
You can pull in an extra income of $100 – $200 per year by switching to a different type of bank account. Changing your bank account allows you to cash in on a better interest rate on your balance.
You can check out this guide right here from Money Saving Expert and learn how to switch to another type of bank account with a more profitable interest rate.
6.3: Forex Trading
One of my clients was into forex trading and he sometimes could make $1,000 – $2,000 per day on forex. Forex trading is a type of gambling because you must predict the up and down of the assets’ prices. You can get some advice from forex trading from the expert right here.
Only those who are experienced in forex trading will be able to make money. It is recommended that you check out Viper Chill’s piece on how Campbell makes up to $10,000 a month Forex Trading if you want to learn the secrets to making money in this field.
The following are a few sites where you can learn about forex:
6.4: Stock Trading
People who trade stock can either make a lot of money or lose a lot of money. It is not easy to find a case study on online stock trading because people who make money from stock trading are likely to keep their trading strategies as a secret. Ameritrade and Scottrade are the two sites that provide valuable tips on stock trading and you know it is a profitable niche. If you want to get some stock trading tips, here’s a guide from The Guardian.
If you are brave and don’t care about risking your money in stock trading, you can take a look at the following.
Part #7: Surveys, Research And Cashback
You will find people online that will pay you to get any type of job done. It is a widely known method for making money by filling out surveys, signing up for product trials and performing simple tasks. You won’t earn a lot of money doing these types of jobs and each offer can bring in an additional income of at least $20 – $30 which can accumulate up to a decent amount per month.
You may even earn an extra income by just shopping some stuff. I mean getting paid for doing something that is part of your chore. This is real easy way to make money since you don’t have to make special effort to invest your time and energy.
7.1: Surveys and Trials
The payout you get will depend entirely on how much the site is paying you but there are people who have made $300 to $950 in a year doing this.
All right, I want to be frank with you all. I actually don;t know how much people are getting paid for this. I really don’t know. But. it is for a fact that many people have made money by taking online surveys.
Since they are going to pay you some money, you should just take the survey.
If you are interested in making money taking surveys and doing small tasks, you should sign up with the sites listed below:
Cashback allows you to make money becoming an affiliate for another affiliate.
For instance, DavidBuysThings is a Target’s affiliate and you get to earn a commission of the sale if your children buy some stuff from DavidBuysThings at Target.
You can earn more cash back depending on what you buy. Signing up for a mobile phone contract in the UK can earn you up to £100 cash back.
This is a fantastic way to make some money online. You earn cash back for the things that you already plan in buying.
You should read this guide on cashback sites if you want to learn the best strategies for earning cash back.
The following is a list of the best cash back sites where you can earn cash back on a variety of items:
7.3: Market Research
The market research here does not involved taking drugs and getting side effects. The good news is that you can make money on this. Many businesses invest in market research every year. So, there is a lot of money to make here.
Usually, there are a few questions you need to answer and they also require you to be a member of a group if you want to participate in the market research at the third party site. You can be honest about your opinion when giving feedback and they will still pay you. Reports show people making between £200 and £800 a year for this.
You can check out the following sites:
Qustodian – Receive ads and offers on your smartphone
Field Agent – Utilizing an app to complete a variety of research tasks
Yoobic – Use your camera to snap photos of product displays at the shop and marketing event
Streetspotr – Do a variety of market research tasks
7.4: Consumer Research
Market research involved doing research on the likes and dislikes of the audience so that the company can come up with the best product. Companies hire people to do consumer research when their products are still in the production stage and they can’t decide on the end product.
It is the stage where the director is watching the preview of the movies to determine whether it is good enough to debut at the cinema.
Consumer research will not have its own section here because it is no longer as profitable as before. For instance, I have not be able to take trial on any product even though I spent two years as a BzzAgent.
Although it can make you some money, I am not going to recommend it if you are thinking you want to depend on it to replace your day job.
Consumer research can be divided into several categories:
- Product Testing: Product tester will test a product that is yet to be relesed to measure its performance
- Games Testing: Games testing tests the quality of the video game to detect bugs issues prior to its debut date.
- Music Listening: Listen to music and rate it if you like
- Focus Groups: Get hired by companies to become the test subjects of different ideas.
- Website Testing: Test the website to see whether it has a user friendly navgation.
- Mystery Shopping: Become a mystery shopper to gauge the customer support of different stores.
The following are a few sites where you can sign up for these jobs:
7.4.1: Product And Games Testing
Usually, you will get paid for testing different types of products and games. For instance, Pinecone Research will pay around £3.00 per survey or product tested and they also let you keep the product later.
Even if you don’t get to keep the product, you get to test a variety of tech products:
- Bzz Agent
- Expo panel
- Smiley 360
- House Party
- Moms Meet
- Paid Game Player
7.4.2: Music Research
You may have read somewhere else about making money by doing music research but I have only discovered 2 sites that really pay.
The payout is not high and you’ll be looking at starting at ￡0.03 per review on Slice The Pie. This job is great for people who are in need of money as you can at least come up with a decent savings.
7.4.3: Online Focus Groups
Here are a few sites where you can join to become a member of a focus group.
7.4.4: Website Testing
It doesn’t pay a lot of money to become a website tester but there is a potential to earn $10-$25 for five minutes work. You will have make a decent extra income by just taking up a few website testing jobs.
You can find website testing jobs at the following sites:
7.4.5: Mystery Shopping
You can become a mystery shopper online or offline and the type of offer you get will depend on where you live it but the payout starts from $25 and they will cover your expenses.
- Intelli Shop
- BARE International
- Market Viewpoint
- Mystery Shoppers
- Grass Roots Measures
- HS Brands
- Spies in Disguise
- Second To None
- Service Performance Group
- Rentrak Mystery Shopping
- Restaurant Cops
- Ritter Associates
7.5: Renting Property
It isn’t a good idea to buy, sell or flip real estate properties on the web because it can be quite risky. And, if you are here, it is likely that you are not interested in this. This includes both offline and online. Despite that
If you have a property, you can rent some spaces that you are not using to someone else to make some money and it doesn’t involve any type of work (you just have to do some cleaning and tidying the bed)
For instance, Evan here makes $11,000 a month for renting out his San Francisco apartment. You are paid the rental because you rent it to someone and cannot live in your apartment. This is an easy task.
You can list your property for rent at the following sites:
- Camp In My Garden
- Easy Room Mate
- Park At My House
- Rent My Items
Part #8: Niche Sites
Niche sites are sites that only deal on one topic. For instance, Joe’s Daily is a niche site that focuses on providing tips for men’s lifestyle, on other hand, Breaking Eighty by Sean Ogle is a niche site that only deal with the subject of golf. You may say that every website is a niche of its own.
Niche site will get its own section here because they are outstanding compared to others. What is the reason?
The following is a definition of a niche site:
- Specific: Focus on a single topic that is narrowed down from the broad niche
- Authority Building: Present yourself as an expert in the niche
- Keyword based: Niche sites are optimized in a few keywords.
- More Than Just A Blog: Your niche sites is not just a place for selling products but people also come to your site for free tips.
Nowadays, you won’t survive building a niche site that only have a single page optimized on one keyword. Such sites do not contain enough information and most consumers tend to not place trust on them. Therefore, you must come up with a niche site that has a lot of content, just like the sites listed on top.
Here are a few ways you can monetize your niche site:
- Affiliate marketing
- Email Marketing
- Sponsored Posts
- Product Reviews
- Membership Pages
- Premium Content
- Downloadable Magazines
And, there are many other ways that are not listed here.
How Much Can You Earn?
There are a few factors to take into account when coming to how much money you can make.
Your income can range from $10-$20 per month, all the way up to $6,000 and beyond. You can earn up to 6 figures per year if you implement the correct strategies.
We won’t be discussing in detail how you can build a niche site. But, I want to recommend you to read this guide right here if you are interested in learning.
Part #9: Work At Home Companies
Not everyone will find freelancing job suitable for them. Some people want to find a way to make money from their home, without having to be anxious about how much they will get in their monthly paycheck.
This is how work at home companies are started. There are plenty of work for home companies on the web.
The following are a few sites where you can apply for work at home jobs:
- Demand Studios: Hire writers and film makers
- Liveops: You will work as a live agent picking up calls from customers at your home
- Speakwrite: Get paid for $15 for every legal document you transcribe
- Take Note: Get paid for becoming a transcriptionist
- Lionbridge: Take up part time job at Lionbridge and work at least 10 hours
- AQA: Work as an internet researcher and get paid for answering questions
- Leap Force: Become a work from home independent agent and get paid for evaluating the search engine result.
- Remotive.io: A newsletter service that send you newsletter on remote work every 2 weeks.
You can also get tips on remove work by discussing with the employers. However, we won’t be discussing this here.
How Much Can You Earn?
The majority of the jobs listed where will pay you a salary and your salary will depend on how much the company that hire you think your work is worth:
There are many other factors that will affect how much you earn. The majority of the sites will not reveal the real average salary of these freelancers so you need to ask your employer for this information when you apply for a job.
Part #10: Advice And Questions
There are lots of people who need someone to help them in providing answers to the questions they have, and this is not limited to only the newspapers. Many sites are paying people to answer all kinds of questions on the web.
You could be offering relationship advice, answer a question about the character that play as Star Wars’ Han Solo or offering a useful answer to someone at the forum. You can do this job as long as you have some knowledge in the topic.
The following sites allow you to earn about $0,25c to $25 for every question you answer, and how much you get paid dependon your knowledge on the subject and how much demands are there:
- Online Psychic Network
- Experts 123
- Help Owl
Part #11: Content Mills
Content Mills refer to websites that are filled with content and sites that are paying very little for writers is getting lots of negative feedback. But, this does not mean that you can’t make money from these sites. Many writers don’t like to be underpaid so that is why they have negative feedback.
If you are interested in working as a freelance writer as a full time job, you can submit articles to these sites and these sites are also good for making a good extra income. For instance, you can get paid $100 for writing a 1,500 words list article at Listverse.
They did not limit you how many articles you can submit in a month.
Here are a few sites that pay you for writing articles:
Part #12: Miscellaneous
In this section, you will find suggestions on various types of jobs including strange jobs that not many people are doing to make money online. These jobs may not be suitable for everyone and it is up to you to take up these jobs to earn some extra money.
12.1: Rent Your Bike
Bike renting is becoming a dominating Europe as an easy method for making method like how AirBnb has dominate the internet as the leading site where people find rental properties and make room reservations at hotels,
The city of Cophenhagen has been redesigned with many bicycle routes so many tourists here will be interested in renting a bicycle to explore the area.
You might want to consider renting your bicycle if you have no use for it. You will find a few sites below for listing your bicycle for rental:
- Santander Cycle Hire
- HZ Bike
- Social Bicycles
- Cycle Chalao
The Scams You need to Avoid
I will be straightforward to you here.
There are lots of scams happening all over the web. You are being exposed to scammers regardless if you are newbie or someone experienced in making money online.
You are most vulnerable to get scammed when you are greedy for the money you want to make online.
Most of the methods covered in this article are not easy to get scammed. I’ve include every information possible to guide you away from the scams. You must keep in mind that there are various types of scams:
- Clients that don’t pay
- Buyers that do not intend to buy
- People that just want to lend you money online and bank in on a high interest rate
- People that try to convince you can get a job by taking up their online courses
There are many other scams and the list goes on. Therefore, before you start finding work online to make money, you must make sure you are be alert and avoid becoming a victim of a scam.
The 10 Most Common Make Money Online Scams
According to research from This Is Money in the UK, the following are the 10 mot common ways that people get scammed on the internet. The majority of the scams listed below target on stealing the money from your bank account.
Other Scams You Need to Look Out For…
The scam methods listed above are the main way that people get scammed but there are also many other ways that people can get scammed. They will be covered in this article.
Fake Client Scams
If you want to become a freelancer, you must be careful of people that will pretend to be your clients. Normally, these people will send you emails with lots of spelling errors and ask strange questions, for example, if you would prefer to get paid by credit cards or bitcoins.
They may also ask you if you want to get paid based on the profits that their business will earn by using your work. You should delete this type of email and stop communicating with email sender in any way. At the first look, it looks like a real client seeking your service but it is also very likely that it is an email targeting to scam you.
Fake Buyer Scams
The majority of the freelance sites listed in this article will protect you from scams and remember you are the safest when you are making money on established marketplaces such as Amazon. If you are selling your products on these sites, you must be careful in responding to offer from people who ask you to accept payments outside of the site.
For instance, you may get an email from a person who ask you if you are willing to sell your product at a higher or lower rate outside of the main marketplace. If you do this, you may get scammed so it is best that you just ignore this type of offer.
Pyramid schemes appeared in many forms on the internet that you won’t be able to recognize just like Herbalife and JuicePlus. These products usually are marketed under a MLM strategy.
You will make money when you manage to get a sale to a product. After that, you refer your friend and you earn a percentage of the commission they make. You make more money when you refer more people. This may sound like a legitimate affiliate program but it is actually part of a huge scam.
Some of the things that they will ask you to do are:
- Use your own money to stock up dozens of the products
- Invest a few thousands dollars
- Purchase the licensing for marketing the product.
This is a scam because you won’t be able to get a refund if you did not manage to sell these products. The companies will quickly disappear s that you won’t be able to find them. It is best that you don’t sign up with these companies.
The Training Course Scam…
As more and more people know about online video courses, there is also an increasing number of people that are interested in joining a training course. There are two main types of training course scams.
For A Job:
They advertise that they are offering a training course that can land you a job. They promise that you will get hired for the job and claimed that you must take their training course, which will cost you some money.
Remember that a real job does not require you to pay anything for training or whatsoever but if you are a bit curious, you can do some research on the background of the company.
These are sales pages with title like “How to Make $100,000 Blogging This Year” that aim to convince you in buying a product and it may have some videos too. Don’t expect to make any money for buying their product.
All they want is just making your money so don’t think you will be able to improve your income.
It is important to do research by reading reviews and checking the background of the company prior to making a decision.
Wrapping It Up…
This article has listed more than 500+ ways that you can use to make money online. Some people can make money in a short time but others may need more time before they start to really make money online. These methods are proven to work and they are not scams that will cheat you r money.
Before I finish off this article, I want you to take a look at the following sites:
Make sure you are alert as you know you are exposed to all kinds of scams on the web.
You can post your feedback in the comments and let me know how you want to get started.