Whether you're looking to earn some extra cash or you want to work from home as a full-time job, there’s many different ways you can make money online.
In this post I’ve rounded up the most effective ways you can make money online that are actually worth your time! These methods might take a fair amount of effort to set up, but can provide you with a sustainable money flow long term!
There’s tonnes of people blogging about all kinds of topics, such as lifestyle, makeup, fashion, health, fitness, food, sports etc. You name it and I’m sure there’s a blog on it!
Blogging is a fun hobby and creative outlet and also gives you the opportunity to connect with others. Not only this, but blogging is growing in popularity and is quickly becoming a common way to make money online! You can do this through selling advertising space on your blog, writing sponsored posts, making affiliate sales and creating and selling your own products!
Youtube is another Increasingly popular way to make money online. It’s a similar concept to blogging, but involves creating videos instead of blog posts and posting them on the Youtube platform. People create tutorials, informational videos, entertainment videos, Vlogs (filming their day) etc. Creating videos might be more for you if you love cameras, technology and video editing. It’s a great way to form a strong connection with your audience!
As a Youtuber, you get paid through Google Adsense for having adverts in your videos. The more views the video gets, the more you’ll get paid! Plus, if you build up a big following you could get contacted by brands that will pay you to do product reviews and sponsored posts!
3. Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is when you make money by promoting other people's products or services. You could do this by creating a website for the product, promoting it through your email list, or mentioning it on your blog or youtube channel.
When you sign up to be an affiliate, you are usually given a unique link which you use to promote the product. You will then get commission from the sale when someone clicks on the link and buys the product or service you’re promoting. This is usually somewhere between 10-30% commission.
4. Write Reviews
Do you love shopping and trying new products? Writing reviews is a great way to earn some extra cash online. You can sign up to paid review websites such as Ciao and Review Stream, then write a useful review about your experience using a product you’ve bought recently and you’ll get paid for it! This method isn’t so much of a full-time money earner, but it is a fun and reliable way to earn some extra cash!
5. Freelance Graphic Designer
Got an eye for good design? You could put your talents to good use and become a freelance graphic designer! This definitely isn’t a quick way to make money, but if you like the ideas of being self-employed it's a great option! Practise making websites and logos for family and friends to build up your portfolio, then create yourself a professional website and start advertising your work!
6. Freelance Writer
Always getting complimented on your writing skills? Why not use your talents to your advantage and become a freelance writer! There’s plenty of people out there that are looking for some help wording their sales page, or maybe they just don’t have time to write their blog post this week! You can get paid for writing articles, blog posts, emails, sales pages and product descriptions etc. for them! You would need to build up a portfolio to get started, but can definitely be worthwhile in the long run!
7. Virtual Assistant
Becoming a virtual assistant is a good way to earn money online. If you’re good at organisation, planning, social media, websites, blogging, researching, accounting, spreadsheets or creating presentations then being a virtual assistant could be the perfect job for you! It’s a great way to earn a reliable income while still working from home!
8. Sell Services on Fiverr
Are you good at graphic design, video editing, social media marketing or SEO? Fiverr is a service that allows you to advertise your services and helps you connect with people looking to hire you. It’s a great way to put your talents to good use and start earning some money quickly!
9. Create an Etsy Store
Do you enjoy making things? Consider starting your own Etsy shop and selling your products online! Etsy is a great place to sell handmade goods such as jewellery, art, home decor, clothing and craft supplies etc. It’s a great way to turn your side hobby into a full-time job!
10. Sell Ebooks
Got a passion for writing but you don’t want to work for other people? Got knowledge on a topic that others could benefit from learning? You could write an ebook! Ebooks are becoming more and more popular, plus you don’t have to invest a lot of money to create one!
Writing the book is a fairly time consuming project, but once it’s written you can make passive income from selling it. You could sell it on Amazon Kindle, Itunes or on your own website!
11. Sell Stock Photography
If you’re a good photographer, selling stock photos could be the job for you! There's plenty of people that don’t have fab photography skills and would rather buy quality stock photos for their website and business. You can use this to your advance and cash in on your skills! Invest in a good quality camera and photo editing software and start selling your photos online. You can use websites like Shutterstock and Flickr, or sell them directly through your own website!
12. Ebay Powerseller
Got a knack for winning auctions on Ebay? Always manage to sell things at a great price?
Ebay isn’t just a site for selling your old belongings, you can also use it to start a professional shop selling items for a living, just create an account as an Ebay Powerseller! Again, this could take some time and effort to start up, but it could also be very successful if you play your cards right!
13. Sell Online Courses
Finally, you could share your knowledge and talents with others and create online courses!
You might be thinking “nah, I’m not an expert at anything”, well you don’t have to be!
I’m sure there’s some topics that you know a lot more about than others. Are you great at playing the guitar? Or are you a bit of a technology whizz? There’s people that would love to learn your skills! Consider signing up to Teachable, it’s a great website that helps you create and sell professional online courses!
Selling online courses is also a great way to make a passive income. Once you’ve invested the time into making the course, you can sell it unlimited number of times and you can keep making money from the same course. You’re not exchanging your time for money, so there’s no limit on the amount you can earn. You could even be selling courses while you sleep!
Do you make money online? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!