The age of technological revolutions and by extension the immense waves of changes introduced to individual lives and business processes through the invention and propagation of the internet; has changed the landscape of how we communicate or conduct businesses respectively and eventually make money online.
While on one hand the internet has helped improve the quality of individual communication and interactions, it has made the marketplace more accessible via the ease in connectivity.
Today the businesses realize that to have a wider customer reach and deliver services to any part of the world, the internet has become an absolute necessity. In today’s world, any individual who has a computer set up can utilize his or her skills to get a business up and running and make money online.
The ease of doing business from anywhere at any time and to be able to follow your hobbies since you have the gift of time and flexibility is an added perk that makes using the internet for wealth expansion purposes; all the more tempting.
If you have the right set of skills, and you want to utilize your free time but you lack the capital to invest in starting a venture, the internet may be the answer to your woes. You can be financially free at an early age if you take smart and systematic moves.
Learning how to make money online and that too in a quick and hassle-free manner is not as difficult as it may seem. In the following sections, we will discuss a few ways through which you can make money online.
1. Start a blog
If there is a particular niche that you are already interested in or passionate about, that can be the basis of your new blog.
For instance, someone interested in artisan food, tasting delicacies, or trying out new recipes can consider making a food blog.
Similarly, if you are a travel enthusiast, and have considerable traveling experience and by extension a presence in the online travelers or explorers community, you can bring them together on a travel blog.
For the technology fanatics, a blog dedicated to information and reviews about gadgets and innovations may attract the like-minded community and steer traffic to your blog.
You can invite guest bloggers for content contributions. Once your followers start increasing, you may generate revenue in the process. You can monetize your blog by adding sponsored ads and posts to the blog once it has become established.
However, one thing to consider is that maintaining a blog is a time-consuming process and it takes a while for blogs to gain followership, even a year.
Make sure that the niche you are working on is worth investing all the time and energy in.
Also, it is important that you stay persistent, add interesting new content regularly and maintain and enhance engagement.
2. Creating a company that provides writing services
There is a growing need for creating unique content online whether it is for a blog or a website or social media.
If you have excellent writing skills and know people who share similar hobbies and skills, you can put together a small team that provides writing services to blogs or websites.
You and your team will be able to interact with individuals belonging to different parts of the world to provide writing services, helping you enhance your online presence and make money online in the process as well
3. Create e-Books to make online presence
Continuing with the writing skills expect, if you are an up-and-coming writer, you might be aware of the growth prospects there are in the area of writing and selling eBooks.
You are not required to invest much financially either. If you are passionate about writing, you can consider writing eBooks, because if you do not feel strongly about what you are writing on, it may seem a tedious process to you and that may affect the quality of content as well.
You can publish your book with a popular platform like Amazon Kindle, which will not only help you to reach out to a wider audience but will also put you alongside well know authors and publishers, and help you enhance your network as well as enable you to hone your writing skills based on the feedback you receive.
To garner readers’ interest, you can publish a few excerpts or chapters from your book on platforms like Live Journal to get feedback from people and also get their attention.
If you have a wide audience by the time the book is released, the publishing platforms also take an interest and put such books high on the list, ultimately enabling you to sell more and make money online.
4. Start tutoring online
The onset of the pandemic gave rise to gaps in the education system across the globe.
The whole world was pushed towards remote learning and students and parents alike had to resort to alternative means of learning in addition to the services being provided by the respective institutions.
Online tutoring is one of such business opportunities that arose from that situation and is thus a great way to make money online.
If you have got what it takes, you can consider taking it up as a side hustle, If you prefer to work online, you will have the advantage of keeping all the profit for yourself but you will have to invest a lot of time in developing courses and marketing them as well.
One should learn how to maintain his/her focus and habits to maximize potential and focus on the good ones to be effective in tutoring online.
If you become a part of a community or make one yourself, you can work as a team to develop and design courses and promote your services through multiple sources.
5. Set up an e-commerce site
Selling your products online is an effective way of conducting business especially if you have just started or do not have a lot of money to invest.
Making an e-commerce setup saves you the cost of investing in a conventional brick and mortar setup and also gives you access to a wider market that may otherwise not have been possible.
From sourcing materials to marketing your brand and retailing your product, all of that is now just a single click away.
You can link your e-commerce platform with your social media profile and use it to promote your brand and attract more traffic for your site so as increase your followers as well as your sales in the process and consequently your revenue stream.
6. Make a YouTube Channel
In the digital age era, the trend of video blogging on the internet is rampant and any technology savvy individual can start a career on YouTube.
If you are someone who enjoys making videos, capturing instances, and interacting with people, this field is for you; not to mention the added perks of gaining fame, getting complimentary things from the companies, and making decent money in the process.
However, all that is possible if your channel is successful and you have a solid number of followers. To have a successful YouTube channel, you need great content and a good number of followers; otherwise, you are just another content creator among the many average accounts out there.
You can make money online from your YouTube channel by making paid and sponsored videos in collaboration with any brand. You can even license your content to sponsors or companies.
Additionally, you can consider enabling Google AdSense to get income from advertising. Another idea is to create and sell merchandise related to your channel content.
7. Become an influencer to expand wealth
If fashion is something you feel passionately about, and you are the kind of person who follows the current trends and keeps up to date with the upcoming ones and is fond of shopping and maintaining a fashionable wardrobe; then becoming an influencer on social media, particularly Instagram; might be your path to make a presence online.
If you have the skills and a good sense of style, you can give your followers advice on how they can carry different looks, and what they can buy or wear in the coming seasons that will look trendy.
You must set yourself apart and create a unique portfolio that helps you to build a community that shares your viewpoint on fashion and is inspired by your style statement.
As an influencer, you can earn by collaborating with brands and businesses. You can make content on the brand’s products, by incorporating the products in your looks or making videos about them, or even talking about it.
If you have created a niche for yourself and gained popularity, you will be sought after by business concerns who want to work with you, and you will be invited to fashion shows and presentations, and galas and events organized by these brands. This will help you in networking and enable you to gain more influence and increase your community.
8. Digital and social media marketing
If you possess a strong online presence and have been associated with brands and businesses earlier, you can build on that foundation and generate more ways for financial gains.
You can facilitate liaisons between influencers and businesses for promoting their business and earn commission in the process. Businesses hire consultant services to promote their business online on the social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, etc.
Companies also hire services for designing their websites or handling their social media handles.
All these are great ways to make money online and the ease of working from the comfort of your homes at flexible timings are added benefits of the job.