5 Genuine Ways You Can Make Money Online

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Decades back, you can only make money by working a couple of hours every day. Some people make money based on the effort and time they put into the work while some are monthly earners.

Today, the story is not the same because you can work a few hours online and live a life of choice. While you can make a living online, beware of “get-rich-quick schemes” that may land you in regret.

The internet offers a bunch of real money-making opportunities, but there are basic steps you must take to make money online. So if you have a service to offer or a product to sell, you can make money online.

How? Many people want to pay for your service/product as long as it meets their need. You’re likely reading this piece because you want to make money online. I say “congrats” because you’re reading the information you need to kick-start the journey.

Probably, you’re looking to earn money online as a side income or to quit your day job. Whatever reason you have, I’ve got you covered in this article.

But before I show you the genuine ways you can make money online, let me show you the benefits first.

  • It requires basic knowledge (advanced study is a plus)
  • It enables you to work comfortably from your home
  • Allows you to make the income you desire
  • Offers the opportunity to work globally
  • Give room for self-improvement and lots more

5 Genuine Ways You Can Make Money Online

There are over thousands of money-making methods online. In this article, I have put a list of five here that you can choose from.

1. Blogging

Blogging

If you have writing skills, blogging is one of the best ways you can make money online in the twenty-first century. Don’t wait until you become a professional writer to start. It requires your ability to write meaningful content, and you’ll improve over time.

Before you begin, decide what niche (interest) you want to write about. Blog niche can be finance, health and fitness, beauty, lifestyle, technology, pets, etc. Blogging in a particular niche will help you communicate with your audience better.

The initial stage of your blog requires you to work extensively, but when everything is set, you’ll only need to post regularly. The visitor who likes what you share will be happy to visit always when there are lots of niche-related content to digest.

The next step is to monetize your blog to make money from it. You can monetize with ads programs like Google Adsense, PropellerAds, and Infolinks. Another way to earn a decent income from your blog is through affiliate marketing – advertising other people’s product on your blog to earn little commission when sales are made.

You can choose to sell your product or service on your blog. In the real sense, there’s no limit to the number of ways you can make money from your blog.

2. Freelance Service

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You can work online to exchange your valuable service for money. What skills do you have? There is a variety of freelance skills you can offer, which include content writing, graphics design, video & animation production, digital marketing, programming, tech, etc.

You can join freelance marketplaces to sells your skills or create an online portfolio to show prospective clients what you can do. Create a killer portfolio starting with what you can offer, who you are, and how you tend to deliver unmatched service if hired will leave a prospect with no other option than to buy your service.

3. YouTube

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Can you make videos? YouTube is a place to show your video-making talent and make money from it. You don’t need to be an expert with HD Camcorder, the camera of your smartphone can do the recording. All you need is an idea or information to pass across to people.

The video-sharing platform allows you to monetize your video content when you have 4,000 hours of watch time in 12 months and 1,000 subscribers. With over 1.9 billion logged-in YouTube users, your video is sure to reach its audience. Schedule video for publishing to get subscribers to your channel.

4. Create and Sell eBooks Online

Create and Sell eBooks Online
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Are you a creative writer? Selling eBooks online might be the opportunity you need to make it big. The good news is, you don’t need to hire someone to do that for you. An eBook is a digital product that you can upload and sell across the internet. Get on your PC and start putting words together.

If you don’t like sitting in front of your PC every time, utilize your smartphone by jotting down ideas. Format your eBook correctly and make sure you’re offering a piece of relevant information.

Convert your finished work in PDF and market it online. If you have a good number of followers or friends, you can make sales without spending on advertisement. Advertise to your friends on Facebook, various forums, groups, etc.

5. Sell Courses Online

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Platforms like UdemyCourseraSkillshare, and others, allows you to create and sell your video course. Can you teach people how to use CorelDraw, how to build a website, how to make beads, internet marketing, affiliate marketing, etc.? Then, this is for you!

You’ll need a video camera, PC, and internet connection (depending on what you’re teaching). You’ll need to show your potential students the in-depth of whatever topic you’re teaching. If your course is exciting, you’ll be surprised at the number of students who will enroll in your course.

Conclusion

With a bunch of opportunities to make money online, you may not believe how genuine the chances are until you start. There’s no point in reading without taking forward steps because “the journey of a thousand mile begins with a step,” – start now!

You need to be consistent and patient when you start because you’ll learn a lot in the process – what works and what doesn’t work. To stay on track, I recommend you read the 6 Basic Steps to Make Money Online.

Don’t wait until you become a professional – start your journey to make money online today!

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Adeolu is a thriving blogger and a B2B freelance writer with vast knowledge in graphics and web design. He regularly writes about Blogging, WordPress, Digital Marketing, and Content Marketing.
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