Are you planning to add another source of incoming commonly known as second income using internet to fight this every growing inflation? There are thousands of people who are daily looking at different ways to earn money online using internet and there are lakhs of web pages published (literally) to describe different techniques to earn money using internet and different online marketing techniques.
You may have a well-paying job but what if you can earn few extra dollars every month that too using skills that you have learned and knowledge that you already have. This sounds good, right?
Let me be very clear, there are no shortcuts and quick money, you must put in your time and efforts on digital medium as well. Ready? I am sharing 10 ways to make money on the Internet and for sure they are ‘legitimate’ ways of earning money online.
1. Start a Website or a Blog
Start to write on topics of your interest. There are lakhs of people looking for information online and are actively searching for content to consume.
Start to write regularly on your website or blog. You can monetize your website by showing different advertisements. The more people see and click on advertisement on your website, more money you earn.
When you start a website and traffic is very low, you may only earn money that can payoff for your cup of coffee, as traffic grows, your income also grows.
Use ad networks like Google AdSense, BuySellAds and Bidvertiser. Once you have a considerable amount of traffic to your blog you can even sell your own ads directly through Google DFP.
(Monetize means, earn money from)
2. Start Newsletter
First understand, what is a newsletter?
Newsletter is a bulletin issued periodically to the members of a society or other organization. You can publish it over email or even print booklet and distribute. Here we will discuss only digital option.
Start your own newsletter.
Let people subscribe to your newsletter and get updates and information. When your subscriber base grown considerably you can find sponsors and include their ads on paid content in newsletter. Or you can also use a subscription model. People can buy a monthly or annual subscription to your newsletter. Here, people will pay a fee to receive your newsletter and you can start to earn money from newsletter.
If you are good at creating content, think making of videos and create a YouTube channel. Creating a YouTube channel is free. Ensure to link your AdSense account with YouTube.
YouTube is a great source for videos but YT is also second most used search engine.
YouTube through AdSense shares revenue generated via YouTube videos with person who uploaded it.
The more views your video gets more the Dollars you earn. Create engaging, entertaining and knowledge based YouTube videos and upload it on your own YouTube channel.
Some of the mind-blowing YouTube facts:
- The total number of people who use YouTube – 1,300,000,000.
- 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute!
- Almost 5 billion videos are watched on YouTube every single day.
- YouTube gets over 30 million visitors per day
- In an average month, 8 out of 10 18-49-year-old watch YouTube.
4. Sell Online
I cannot create content for online media but I know how to create candles, can I earn money over internet? If your question is similar, answer is – yes.
You can create a seller account on these websites, fulfill the criteria and start selling your products online. People can buy your candles online and hence you can start to earn money online using internet by selling candles or any other product that you make.
If you do not know how to take your business online and start selling, contact me.
5. Sell Books and eBooks
This is a great opportunity for authors and poets. If you can write well and you are sure that people will enjoy reading your stories or poems, consider writing a book.
Write your own book and publish it on the Kindle store, Google Play Store and iBooks. Also, you can sell eBooks on eBay and Amazon as well.
6. Become a Freelancer
Do you know how to code? How to write? How to assist people?
Create an account on websites like freelancer.com, elance.com as a freelancer and offer your services. There are thousands of projects to bid for and get paid for your coding, designing and development skills.
You can bid for projects which are available across the globe and earn money. Money is transferred to your PayPal or bank account.
7. Create Mobile Applications
As smart phones are gaining popularity developing and selling your own smartphone applications is becoming a lucrative way to make money on the internet.
Developing an app requires a little money and entails no shipping costs. You can enjoy the best profit margins.
8. Affiliate Programs
There are businesses who pay you for customers you refer. Similarly, there are websites who pay you commissions or affiliate fees for referring them a customer.
If you could refer someone who makes a purchase on Amazon, through its affiliate program will pay you a certain percentage of order value as commission or affiliate fees. This is Amazon’s affiliate program.
Similarly, you can earn through eBay, Flipkart. You can use Vigilink, ShareASale, Commission Junction or LinkShare to know about the various vendors that offer affiliate programs.
9. Sell Photos Online
Do you have a decent DSLR camera and hop around clicking photos? Your hard drive is filled with tons of photos that you have clicked? If yes, you can sell photos online and earn handsome money through websites like iStock Photo, SmugMug, Flickr Collection etc.
You can sell your images through iStock Photo and earn a royalty rate of 15% for each download, or you can also become an exclusive contributor and earn up to 45%.
10. Sell Unused Items Online
Sell items that you no longer use like books, furniture, other household items on websites like eBay, Craiglist or Olx, Quickr etc.
These are some of the techniques using which you can earn money using internet. This is a beginner’s guide of earning money online. You can choose your niche and start to work hard. You will need to keep patience and be consistent in your efforts. Your efforts for sure will pay off and you can start to earn handsome money online.
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