Are you looking to earn some extra cash to pay the bills or save for a nice vacation? Or are you wanting to quit your job and replace your full time income with an online home business? Or maybe you are trying to get rich through internet marketing? Whatever your reasons, it doesn’t really matter because there are many ways to earn money online.
Here are 7 simple-ish ideas for you to get started making money on the internet right now:
1) Become an Affiliate Marketer
If you have a website/blog, facebook profile, other social media accounts, or an online presence of any kind, you can make money through affiliate marketing. Businesses will pay a percentage of sales you generate for the company via your own personal link.
There are a virtually unlimited amount of free affiliate programs out there on the internet allowing you to earn money by promoting their products and services. The Amazon.com associate program has widely been credited for many years as being the first true affiliate program, but thousands of others have followed.
What this does is allow you to earn money by including affiliate links to different products offered by the merchant. When someone clicks through the links on your site, social media page, or wherever you have posted it, you will earn commissions from their purchases.
2) Professional Blogger / Make Money Blogging
There are quite literally thousands upon thousands of people on the internet that make extra money through their blogs. Quite a bit of them earn a decent living as professional bloggers. And some are even millionaires because of their blogging efforts.
The chances of you getting rich from a single blog are slim. That should go without saying. However, you definitely can make money blogging to the point of potentially replacing your current income or at least enough to pay some bills each month.
By writing useful, informative, entertaining, or interesting content and marketing it correctly, you can certainly generate income through ads, affiliate links, digital products, services, product recommendations, and other monetization methods. Your blogging success will largely depend upon your niche, writing talent and frequency, your ability to market, SEO, social media, and many other things. It may not be quite as easy as it sounds on the surface but it’s certainly doable.
3) Direct Publish Amazon Kindle Digital Books
If you enjoy writing or at least have a good story to tell that you can have ghost written for you then authoring a digital book to publish on Amazon Kindle could be a great way to earn money online! You can publish fiction or non-fiction books, so it’s up to you on where your skillset is with either writing something informative and useful, or just telling an entertaining story. It has never been easier to become a published author and earn an income from your writing.
4) YouTube Videos
This is a BIG one these days and will only continue to grow in the foreseeable future. As videos become more and more popular online there are a LOT of people making money from youtube and other video sharing sites – both directly and indirectly.
There people who are literally earning millions of dollars per year from their youtube videos in some ridiculous ways! Ok, so, you probably won’t get to that point (although you might) but you can still earn a great living for a relatively small amount of actual work.
You probably do not need to buy expensive video and audio equipment. In the vast majority of cases your smartphone, webcam, or screen recording software will be perfectly fine. You might need to get some video editing software but that will largely depend on the type of videos you are creating, what niche you are targeting, and how often you mess up.
5) Niche Websites
Building websites centered around various niche topics can be incredibly lucrative and is a very popular way to make money on the internet. This is something you can do over and over again in many different niches once you get good at making them profitable. There are internet marketers that earn hundreds of thousands of dollars per year doing this. And it’s not all that difficult to do relatively speaking.
You will need to learn how to do niche research, create websites, write content, and some basic internet marketing. Or you can also hire most of that out. You can monetize your niche sites through affiliate programs, Google Adsense, advertising, or any number of other ways.
If you built just 10 sites and got each of them earning you $100 per day on average, you would be bringing in $30,000 per month (minus expenses). Your gross yearly income would be $360,000 or thereabouts. And that’s from just ten niche sites. Of course, it is obviously easier said than done, but it’s very doable.
6) Freelance Writing
Are you a talented writer and have passion for it? Can you write on a variety of topics or do good research on subjects you don’t know much about? If so, then being a freelance writer could be your ticket to earning money online. There is no shortage of people looking to hire writers for their websites, blogs, ebooks, and all sorts of other projects. If you believe you have what it takes then all you have to do is join any of the many freelance job sites and offer your writing services.
7) Buying and Selling (Flipping) Domains or Full Websites
Internet marketers, SEO specialists, business professionals, and regular people are always on the lookout for that perfect domain for their sites. If you happen to have it you can sell it for a huge profit. Buying and selling domains (aka domain flipping) is big business on the internet. People have literally become multi-millionaires from the sale of a single domain.
You can even take it a step further and sell websites for profit. As you have probably guessed this is called site flipping. It’s similar to flipping houses in the “real world” except you are buying online properties (websites) and “fixing” them up to sell for a huge profit. You can also just build the site from scratch and then sell it. Either way, you can make a good living doing it.
Alright, that’s it! You now have 7 ways to earn money online that you can start today.
Remember, you can do any combination of these ideas to start a home business online and be your own boss. Many of them have overlapping qualities and require similar skills, so don’t think you have to lock yourself into just one. Although, I would recommend mastering one and sticking with it until you are earning a solid income before branching out into others. You may not want to put all your eggs in one basket, but you also don’t want to spread yourself so thin that you are never able to give anything enough of your effort to actually make money.
The most important things are taking action and being consistent. You certainly can earn money online but it’s not going to happen overnight. If it were that easy then everyone would do it. Stay the course and don’t give up. Now, get going!