Who couldn’t use a little more money. I know I could. However if you’re like me then you don’t have time to pick up a second job to help bring in a little extra dough.This is one of those work smarter not harder situations. These days there are tons of different ways to make money online. The cool thing about making money online is that you don’t even have to leave your house, or put on pants. Below are 10 creative ways you can start making money online.
Ads and affiliate marketing are the 2 main sources of income for bloggers. Your ability to create engaging content will determine how successful you are as a blogger. Your subject matter will also effective your success. The internet is littered with all kinds of blogs so picking a niche subject will help you stand out.
2. Sell Stuff
This one I can personally vouch for as I have been selling stuff online for a few years now. Selling stuff online isn’t as hard as you might think. Especially when there are so many platforms for you use like eBay, Amazon, Craigslist, and plenty off others. Selling is the easy part, consistently finding things to sell is the challenging part. Start by selling some of the junk around your house. You’ll be amazed at how much cash you might have just sitting around.
Amazons Kindle Direct Publishing platform allows people to author and publish their own digital books (eBook). There are tons of people boasting about the potential to make $1000.00 per month by publishing kindle eBooks.
4. Niche Website
Niche website are different from blogs. With a niche website once you’ve uploaded all of you’re pretty much done. With a blog you have to post content regularly. Niche sites make money with ads and affiliate marketing just like a blog.
5. Take Surveys
Probably the most boring option on the list, but if it brings in money why not. I’m sure you’ve advertisements for companies claiming to pay you to take surveys. Most of the ads look like scams. However there are some legit companies that will pay you to take their surveys.
6. Freelance and Odd Jobs
Websites like Fiverr and Upwork allow people to post specific jobs/tasks on their site. Individuals who believe they have the skills to complete the job can petition for it. The jobs posted on these sites include things like programming, photography, graphic design, and plenty more.
7. Create An App
If you have the technical knowledge creating an app can be a lucrative endeavor. Revenue is usually generated with ads and app upgrades.
8. Stock Photos, Video, And Music
These are websites that allow you to upload original media and earn a royalty every time it is used. Websites like Shutterfly allow people to sell their original images and photos.
Who doesn’t have a YouTube channel these days. YouTube channels make money primarily through ads. YouTube channels are similar to blogs in that your success is dependent on your ability to create engaging content. The real money is made once you’ve a following. If you can find a way to provide value to people then people are more likely to follow you. People value entertainment and education, if you can provide either one of those then your on the right track.
10. Social Media Marketing
This one might require you to actually leave the house. Small businesses don’t often have a lot of money to spend on marketing. They also don’t often have time to manage their own social media accounts. This is where you come in. If you believe you have the skills to grow a following on social media you can use these skills to convince small business to pay you to manage their social media accounts.