So, your looking to make some extra money, but are not exactly sure how to go about it. There are hundreds, even thousands of ways to make money online. Some work far better than others.
Even if you already make decent money with your day job, it never hurts to make extra money, especially if you don’t have to work to hard for it.
I am going to outline 6 ways I make money online. Some of these ideas will need to be researched further to succeed, but others you can do right away to make some money.
6 Ways To Make Money Online
1. Selling Things Online
Make money online selling your unused stuff. This one is actually pretty simple to do. There are alot of places to sell things online, Ebay, Etsy, Kijiji, Craigslist. These are some of the common places to sell.
Most people have stuff lying around their homes, collecting dust or packed away in the basement. Why not get rid of that old stuff thats not doing you any good anyways. Go through some of your old stuff, what you don’t want, take pictures and post them on Ebay, Kijiji, or Craigslist.
Starting selling on Ebay is as simple as making a account with them and posting your ads. I found when I posted my first ads, it was a slow process to actually make a sale. This happened because when you start selling you don’t have a positive rating. Most people don’t like buying from sellers with no rating, or low rating, so what I did to boost my rating was buy a few things. When you buy on Ebay, the seller can rate you, which makes your overall rating go up. This worked for me and I made my first few sales within 24 hours.
Other things that sell well online are handmade items. I spend quite a bit of my spare time making things to sell on Etsy. Your can make anything from furniture to jewelry to clothing.
This one works good for most people because, like me, my materials that I use to build cost me nearly nothing. Yep, most of my builds are made from wood, and I generally use old pallets or ‘bad’ wood from lumber yards that I pay next to nothing or get for free.
Etsy doesn’t limit you at handmade items either, people also sell antiques. I have even seen video game consoles and cell phones on there, although I don’t believe Etsy is meant for this type of item.
2. Youtube Videos
Making videos for Youtube is a rapidly growing trend and a great way to make money online. There are people that make millions from their Youtube videos. Although I don’t make money from Youtube, it is a good option to make good money if you know how to grow your audience.
You can make videos about anything that interests you, from fashion, to how-to videos. There is a market for anything, but it is a good idea to see how crowded your intended market is. If the intended market your interested in is crowded, you can still stand out by making your videos more useful than competitors.
You can get paid by uploading a video, and having a advertisement play before your video plays. Every time a viewer clicks a ad, you get money.
This is actually a great way to make passive income, because a video you post years ago can still make you money today.
3. Write a E-Book
Writing a Ebook is another great way to make money online. This is one that I haven’t done yet but I am working on it.
If you are a good writer and have a lot of knowledge on the topic your writing about, you could get a decent Ebook written and posted in a week, maybe even less.
Don’t expect a lot of money from a Ebook, because odds are, you won’t make a lot from it. But, If you have the time to write many Ebooks, well, you can make a living off of it. Also they can sell for years so the income from each eBook can last a lifetime.
Much like Youtube Videos, there is a market for everything, so a little research before hand can save you from wasting your time. You can make money in a crowded market but it will take more work.
Good ways to get your Ebooks noticed are social media, or well known people and companies. If you can convince a well known person to give you a shout out it can benefit you a lot.
4. Freelance Writing
If you are good with words, or love writing, then being a freelance writer may be a great way to make money online.
Not sure how to go about becoming a freelance writer, well it isn’t hard to find work thanks to websites like Upwork. With Upwork, you create a account, and search their website for jobs.
You can actually find jobs for a lot of different things aside from writing. You can find work like web design, accounting, even app building. I have even made $5 for visiting a website and leaving a pre written comment that was supplied by the ‘seller’.
5. Build a App For Smartphones
Building a app, or having one built for you can net you a decent income. These days, just about everyone has a smartphone, or a tablet. Kids, adults, and elderly all use them, so there is thousands of possible apps you could build.
You may think that no matter what app you think up, there is already an app for that! And your likely right, but people do like new takes on old ideas. Do a little research on this one as well because it is best to try and make a new idea.
To make money with a app, you can ad Ads to it, and you can offer ‘paid’ versions to remove ads for a price. You can also give users the option of In App Purchases, such as, if you make a game, give them the option of better odds of winning or advancing for a price.
It is a good idea to use social networks to advertise your app. The App Store, and Google Play Store are crowded with a lot of apps, so getting seen is a bit tricky, especially if there are more apps like yours.
6 . Blogging, Create a Blog
This one is my favorite, because I like to write. There is a lot of opportunity to make passive income with a blog, and even make a six figure income.
Again, like Youtube videos, and Ebooks, there is a market for everything, and most topics have already been written about. Do spend time doing research on your topic, if you are choosing a crowded market, it will be harder to make money. But you can still make money by making your content more valuable.
If you want to start a blog, check out this guide to start a blog in 30 minutes or less
If you want to be a blogger, I would recommend buying someone elses blog that already gets traffic. Getting readers to your blog is the hardest part of trying to make money off your blog. If you want to start a new blog on your own, use social media to gain visitors, and try to keep them coming back by providing really good content.
To make money with your blog, you have a few options. Google Adsence is again a very common way to make some money, or you could try affiliate programs, like Amazon Affiliates. This works buy you promoting a product and linking to it on Amazon, and in return of helping make a sale, you get a small portion of their profit.
Check out this guide for more ideas to make money with your blog
This is a Quick list of ideas to make some extra money, Hope it helps some of you. Let me know if you have any other money making ideas for blogging.