How to Make Money Online

There are several ways to make money online, but are they legit?

I must say no, not at all, most of them are scams and you might be land in legal trouble. So be careful.

If you are looking for magic then you are in the wrong place.

Tips for you

  • Data entry jobs providers are mostly scams. Don’t waste your time & money.
  • There is no quick way of earning money online.
  • But if it’s done correctly you will start earning millions.

For many people, making money online would be an absolute dream come true. If they could find a way to make money with a website or some other online venture, they could quit their job to focus on entrepreneurship, spend more time with their family, and finally take back control of their time and their lives.

You can earn a lot of money online,

  • If you have a passion to learn and execute a new skill

I have been doing it for nearly three years. I also know thousands of other people who are earning money online. I can tell you the exact methods that I use to make money online.

All you need is an internet connection, laptop and a few bucks to start an online business.

Table of Contents

1. Make Money With  Affiliate Marketing

When you recommend a product or services to your visitors/ audience using a special link, and then get a referral commission for every time someone buys after clicking on your link is an Affiliate marketing.

This commission varies from company to company anywhere from 5% to 60% and in some case even more.

Affiliate programs are available in every industry.

For example, if you are promoting software that cost $100 using an affiliate link ( and the company has terms to pay 50% of the fee to their affiliate partner ) you will get $50 from each sale.

If you are interested in affiliate marketing, you can start by thinking about the products you have already used that your visitors might be interested in or you can refer to the products which you haven’t used but are really nice.

Once you choose the products which are really nice, valuable and good for promotion, then you can install WordPress plugins like ThirstyAffiliates to manage your affiliate links (plugin use is not compulsory).

To promote an affiliate product, you can either make a text link or banner ad to redirect your visitors to the particular website.

For example, I have made an affiliate link for SiteGround. If you click on this link you will redirect to the particular website. This is how it works. Simple as that.

You can find a huge list of products to promote from:

  • Amazon
  • Commission Junction
  • BestBuy
  • ShareASale
  • etc

For the reference do check recommended and best affiliate marketing plugins for WordPress website.

2. Start Blogging To Earn Money Online

If you are a newbie and you don’t know where to start from, then Blogging is one of the best places to earn money online.

All you need to do is, add code from advertising platforms like Google Adsense to your website and start displaying ads.

You get paid each time someone clicks on the ad (Simple as that).

Apart from displaying ads, there are other several ways to monetize your blogging website. Websites having huge visitors are making millions. Few examples are:

  • HuffPost – $14,000,000
  • Engadget – $5,500,000
  • Moz – $4,250,000
  • Techcrunch – $2,500,000
  • Mashable – $2,000,000

It will take some time to build your audience. But once you start earning money from blog, then your blog generate money even when you are sleeping.

Learn how to make a profitable blog.

3. Earn Money Online From YouTube

You might not know that people are making millions from youtube. Again, not an easy option, but very much doable for anyone who can record & upload videos on a particular topic.

Here are the top five YouTube earners for 2019, according to Forbes’ estimates:

  • Ryan Kaji – $26 million
  • Dude Perfect – $20 million
  • Anastasia Radzinskaya – $18 million
  • Rhett and Link – $17.5 million
  • Jeffree Star – $17 million

Generally, two types of channels are highly successful on YouTube, one which contains funny and entertaining video, second which contain helpful videos for a niche audience (like students, mothers, housewives, tech geeks).

4. Sell Your Own Digital Products Like eBook or Online courses

Selling your digital products through your website is a great idea.

If you have been blogging for a while, then you can collect some of your blog posts and turn them into an eBook. Of course, it should be an in-depth comprehensive guide.

Or you can offer some online courses in which you are master. It can be anything from cooking to marketing or even freelance writing.

You will need to create a lesson for your courses, plus any supporting material that you want to includes such as downloads, templates, checklist, etc.

Selling digital products on WordPress is not a big deal, plugins like Easy Digital Downloads makes it even easier.

Perk: You can design eBook cover using the tool like Canva and create a PDF of your eBook.

5. Become a Freelancer

If you’re interested in having a bit more control and freedom in your professional life, freelancing is an attractive option.

The freelance community is certainly growing. Statista, a business data platform, predicts that by 2028 the number will increase to over 86 million.

So, If you are a good programmer, designer, content writer or marketer then you can find a lot of paid online jobs.

Several websites like fiverr.com, upwork.com, freelancer.com, and worknhire.com are offering freelance tasks for people with varying skills. All you need to do is to create an account, browse through the listings, and apply for the task that suits you.

Interested clients will contact you to accomplish their work and pay you anywhere between $5 to $5000 per task.

Of course, the earning will totally depend on the skills you have and the work you get.

6. Earn Money by Flipping Website

Believe it or not, you can make a huge amount of money by selling your website.

If you know how to make a website, then you are way ahead of most people.

Nowadays, entrepreneurs like to buy already established websites to run their own business.

For example, if your website is making $600 per month you might be able to sell the website for $30,000 – $50,000 even more.

Some websites help in selling your site.

The other option is selling your domain if you have a good SEO score (Domain Authority) or you own a domain with a special name.

In fact, you can buy expired domains and sell at a higher price to people who need that.

A social media scheduling company, buffer, bought buffer.com domain in $6000,000.

When you start working on your online business then you will also learn how to make money from the domain selling.

7. Start Dropshipping

Dropshipping is an order fulfilment method that does not require a business to keep products in stock. Instead, the store sells the product and passes on the sales order to a third-party supplier, who then ships the order to the customer.

6 Best Dropshipping Suppliers

  • AliExpress
  • SaleHoo
  • Doba
  • Wholesale2B
  • Worldwide Brands
  • Wholesale Central

Two most popular ways to start a dropshipping website:

  • Through Shopify
  • Through Woocommerce

I regularly share tips and tricks for a dropshipping business on my Instagram account and Facebook page

8. Photography

Whether you’re a professional photographer or just love snapping great pictures, you can monetize your photography a number of ways.

You can sell photos on ShutterStock or iStockPhoto (along with many others) to generate a passive income from something you might be very passionate about.

For a professional photograph, you must have a professional camera. Moonybe, a site that has compared the best camera for photography have a look at the list.

However, if you’re looking to monetize your phone photography you can use Foap.

9. Start e-commerce website

WordPress website is not only about blogging and making an informative and entertainment website.

WordPress is so rich in a feature that you can turn your website into an online e-commerce website just by installing free Woo-commerce Plugins.

You can add any products you want to sell (not the restricted one) and can make a huge amount of money.

To get started, check out how to make an e-commerce website step by step.

10. Create an App

If you’re not a developer, you’re probably looking at this money-making idea and feeling a bit stuck. Fortunately, there is a way to have an app made that doesn’t involve any programming skills.

You just have to find the developer on a freelancing platform like fiver.com, freelancer.com who can develop an app for you.

Later you can add ads or premium features to help you make money.

Learn how to monetize the app.

11. Review Website, Apps, and Software

This is the easiest way to make side income online. All you have to do is to review the app, website, or software to help developers in creating the best product for their customers.

You’ll be given a set of questions that you need to answer as you browse through their website.

Make sure all the feedback you are providing to them is 100% genuine. If your review is authenticated and done correctly you will get up to $50 per review.

Few reviewing websites are Usertesting, Usercrowd, Software Judge, etc.

12. Learn Stock Market Trading

You can earn money online by doing stock trading if you know how to pick the right stock. You need a Demat & Trading account to start trading.

Of course, you need initial investment and good knowledge in stock marketing to start your career as a stock trader.

There are website and apps that help you in starting your trading account easily. You just have to signup with them to start making money in stock marketing.

13. Become a Consultant

Another way to make money online is via consulting. If you’re an expert in any field, you could potentially find people willing to pay you to counsel them on their personal or business goals.

Anyone with a core competitive skill can become a consultant and find clients online. For example, if you are a legal or finance professional, then you can make your website, and start attracting clients online.

However, if you are not sure where to start then make a free account with clarity.fm. People will book a session with you and pay you for your consulting charge on an hourly basis.

Professional consultants are making $100 per hour.

14. Make Money From Facebook, Instagram

Hold on for a second. You might get surprised Kylie Jenner made $1 million for every sponsored Instagram post. Now close your mouth, it’s true.

There is no limit on the earning potential through Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

To become an influencer you need to build a massive following. Then the sky is the limit.

15. Podcasting

Another way to make money online is by hosting an online podcast.

By using a platform like Anchor.fm you can start your podcasting at free of cost.

The key to getting ahead with podcasting is finding your niche, growing an audience, and then finding ways to monetize and connect with sponsors.

If your channel grows audience then you can easily make $10,000 per month.

Conclusion

I can only share legit ways to make money online but nothing gonna help you until you take the action. People are afraid of failure and they don’t start anything.

Just come out of the fear and start investing your time and money in something productive.

Further Reading

How to start an online store

How to make a website

How to start a blog in less than 30 minutes

Frequently asked questions

A search engine like Google uses an advanced algorithm to rank the web pages for their searchers.

But those algorithms still need your help to understand and rank the content of your web page properly.

If your content is not optimized, then the search engine will fail to rank your website and it won’t appear in the search result…

…because of this, you will miss out all the traffic related to your webpage.

So it is really important to do SEO for your website.

Before coming to this question it’s really important for us to understand what search engine exactly do.

A search engine like Google consists of :

  1. A crawler
  2. An Index and
  3. An algorithm

A crawler follows the link on the web 24/7 and saves the HTML version of a page in the database, called index.

The index will get updated automatically if Google comes to your website and found a new or revised version of it.

After indexing, Google will start showing your website in the search result.

Google has a complex algorithm that decides which pages are shown in which order.

How this algorithm works is a bit secret but you can start optimizing your website as per the new trends which will definitely help you in improving your web ranking dramatically.

(How exactly the search engine operates we will see in Chapter-1).

Yes, you can hire an SEO agency if they fit in below points:

  1. If you have enough budget – A good SEO agency will charge $100k for 12 months of project
  2. If they fit in your business model
  3. If they won’t lock you in contract
  4. If you are looking for long term success
  5. If you don’t have time for SEO

Of course, you can do it by yourself.

Depending on your commitment, learning enthusiasm, your willingness to learn, and how serious you are, you can do SEO of your website by yourself.

Even a small amount of knowledge can make a big difference.

Start learning now and believe me you will become a master in Search engine optimization.

A plugin like Yoast SEO has made things easier.

If you really want to learn and improve search traffic to your website I recommend you to read this guide completely (From chapter 1 to chapter 5).

Each chapter consists of valuable information skipping any topic may ruin all your effort.

In the next chapter, we will see how exactly search engine operates.

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