So, you want to make money online? You have come to the right place.
In today’s world, finding ways to make money online is much easier than going for an offline search.
In situations like the present, it seems logical to work from home. And avoid going outside as much as possible.
However, as the demand increases the quality of the work increases too. Therefore, it becomes difficult for beginners to make money online.
Therefore, I have updated this post (it was the first post on this blog) to help beginners find side hustles to make money.
You can make a good income using these methods either by working full-time or part-time.
This post is a list of the best ways to make money online for beginners.
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Before getting to the list here are some benefits of earning cash online. You can get straight to the list, BTW.
Benefits Of Making Money Online
Here are some benefits (that I found helpful for me!) of making money online.
- You can start it as a side hustle. I’m a college student and I run my blog only in my spare time.
- Start it for free. There are many ways – I’ll tell you in a bit – that require little to no money to get started. For example, I was reviewing books 2 years ago and getting paid for that.
- Learn new ways. When I used to review books I wasn’t aware of blogging.
- Turn it into a career. If your side hustle works great then you can turn it into a career.
So, these were some benefits of earning cash online.
Let’s get straight to the list.
How To Make Money Online For Beginners?
1- Create A Blog.
A blog is a collection of webpages where information is published on a specific topic.
Check out my guide to learn how to start a blog and make money.
This is my favorite.
Because starting a blog unlocks a lot of options to make money from it.
There are different types of blogs that make money but what’s different are their methods used.
1- AFFILIATE MARKETING –
Companies pay bloggers to promote their products online.
To learn how to make money with affiliate marketing check out my beginners guide here.
And there are so many great programs that accept beginner bloggers also.
2- MAKE MONEY WITH ADs –
You can display ads (by companies) on your site and get paid for them.
There are many programs that you can join but most of them have some criterion for approval. Such Medicine requires you to have 50,000 sessions in a month.
However, Google Adsense is a free platform that you can join without any minimum requirements.
But it is not the only one, there are many advertising programs from which you can choose.
3- SELL PRODUCTS ON YOUR WEBSITE –
You can also start selling your products online easily.
If you have a WordPress blog then there’s a free plugin WooCommerce that will help you start your online store.
4- SELL SERVICES ON YOUR WEBSITE –
If you have experience in something that you think can get you money in the offline world then it can work online also.
You can sell professional services online and earn money by working for clients.
5- WRITE SPONSORED POSTS TO MAKE MONEY –
You can get paid for sponsored posts.
All you have to do is to write and publish a blog post for a company and once they approve your post they will pay you the amount.
To find sponsored content opportunities you can sign up for GetBlogged.
These were some best ways to make extra money online from a blog.
2- Micro Blogging
If you don’t like to write long blog posts you can start with microblogging.
It is very similar to blogging. You get to promote affiliate products, you can sell products online, etc.
To learn more about how to make money with microblogging check out this post.
3- Offer Freelance Services.
If you don’t want to get involved in managing a blog then offering your freelance services and getting paid on an hourly basis is a great option for you.
You will be amazed to know how great you can be paid for doing some small tasks.
The reason is that big and small business owners don’t have time (and expertise) to do things so they hire people to do it for them.
These tasks are generally small such as writing an ebook or designing a logo.
I have a list of 11 freelance sites that hire beginners.
4- Become A Virtual Assistant To Earn Money Online.
As I said, there are business owners who are so busy they need to hire people to do their small tasks for them.
These tasks often include email management.
Meaning all you have to do is to answer their emails. Ain’t this sweet?
Gina Horkey has a brilliant guide on how to become a virtual assistant.
5- Become A Social Media Manager.
Just like a virtual assistant, you can work as a social media manager for business owners who do not have time to schedule posts on their social media platforms all the time.
Some of the tasks of a social media manager are
- To schedule posts online on different platforms.
- To respond to comments or likes.
- Engage with other people.
You can manage many social platforms or you can specialize in one. Such as a Pinterest manager or Twitter manager.
To know more about how to become a Pinterest virtual assistant check out this guide.
6- Become A Book Reviewer.
If you love books like me, you can get paid to review them just like I used to.
I started my journey as a book reviewer when I didn’t know that I could make money with it. Then I searched for sites for which I can write a review.
And I applied for so many sites. My application got accepted by Online Book Club and I got my first payment for reviewing a book online.
Here are more sites for which you can apply.
7- Get Paid To Help People.
If you are an expert in any field and have great knowledge, many platforms are looking for you and ready to pay you for helping people online.
All you will be doing are answering questions and making money.
I’m sure you have heard of Quora. It is a very famous question and answers site. Many people are getting paid by solving others’ problems.
You can do it too. Here are some sites that pay for helping online with answers.
8- Start Your Online Shop.
You can also start your online shop without a blog. You can sell your products online. If you need inspiration here are 31 easy homemade crafts that you can make and sell online.
Many platforms allow you to start your online store. Some require you to pay money, some are free.
- Shopify – $29/month with a free 14 days trial.
- Etsy – Starting a shop is free, however, $0.20 fee for every product listing.
- Gumroad – Free.
9- Sell Illustrations Online.
If you have a good hand in designing you can create and sell them online.
The type of work you can find on Fiverr and others are
- Logo design.
- Graphic design.
- Font design.
- Web page design.
Creative Market is a place where many creators sell their creations online. It is free to start a shop however, for every sale they keep 40% as a fee.
10- Create And Sell Music Online.
If you like creating music you can also get paid for creating them.
Many online businesses need music to add in the background of a video or any presentation and they purchase from stores like Envato Market.
If you want to know how to make money selling music online check out this post.
11- Sell Video Clips Online.
If you like creating or editing videos then you can get paid for doing it for others.
Again, many online businesses don’t have time to create videos so they hire a video creator to do it for them.
12- Sell Social Media Graphics Online.
If you like creating social media graphics you can get paid for it. The only thing important to note here is that your graphics should bring results.
13- Become A Freelance Writer.
If you like writing and want to turn it into a career or keep it as a side hustle you can do it.
You can get started today.
Learn how to become a freelance writer and get paid with this super comprehensive guide by The Write Life.
14- Make Money From Social Media.
Social media is one of the most popular things in the 21st century.
If you have a good following on your social accounts you can make money doing sponsored posts or promoting affiliate products.
15- Teach Online And Earn.
If you love teaching and have good knowledge about a subject you can teach online and earn income.
Here’s a list of online teaching sites that you can try.
Another way to make money is to create and sell courses online.
If you know how to do something and you think you can make money by selling it they you can create a course.
For example, people sell courses on How to do Pinterest marketing.
Here’s a list of websites for creating online courses.
So these were some legitimate side jobs online that you can work on in your free time at home.
I hope you found some ways on how to make money online easily.
This is not it. There are many more ways for making money online. But these are some of the easiest.
These ways are great for getting your online career started. Once you gain some experience you can explore new fields.
Try them and let me know in the comments section how much you made as your first online income.
Which of the ideas do you think can help in making money quickly?
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