Are you looking at a source for your second income to fight this inflation? There are thousands of people who are daily looking at means to earn money online using internet and there are lakhs of pages (literally) to describe different techniques to earn money using internet marketing techniques. You may have a well-paying job but what if you can earn a few extra dollars every month that too using the skills and knowledge that you already have.
Let me be very clear, there no shortcuts and quick money, you will have to put in your time and efforts on online media as well. Ready? I am sharing some 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 tons and lakhs of people looking for information online and are actively searching for content to consume. Start to write regularly on you website or blog. You can monetize your website by starting to advertise. 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.
Start your own Newsletter. Let people subscribe to your newsletter and get updates and information. You can find sponsors or use a subscription model (people pay a fee to receive your newsletter) to start to earn money from Newsletter.
Create a YouTube channel. YouTube is not only a great source for videos but also is second most used search engine. YouTube has 490 million unique users worldwide per month, estimated 92 billion page views each month. 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.
4. Sell online
Make something nice like candles, handbags, wallets etc. and sell them online on marketplace websites like eBay, Amazon and SnapDeal
5. Sell books and eBooks
If you can write well and write a book and publish it on the Kindle store, Google Play and iBooks. Also you can sell eBooks on eBay and Amazon as well.
6. Do you know coding?
Create an account on websites like freelancer.com, elance.com as a freelancer and offer your services. There are thousands of open projects to bid for and get paid for your coding, designing and development skills.
7. Create Mobile Apps
As smart phones are gaining popularity developing and selling your own smartphone app 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 business 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, amazon through its affiliate program will pay you a certain amount of commission. 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
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.