You are all day online. What do you see? A lot , one might answer. Yes indeed. But have you ever tried to search for ”make money online” ? How many millions of pages are out there? The sad part is that is really hard to find the ones that are really looking to teach you something useful. Most of the pages you will find are made by greedy bastards who will take advantage of desperate guys that are trying to make an honest buck online. A lot of these sites are just sales pitches. They will try to convince honest folks to join them in the quest of making millions online at a ”small price” .
But there are many ways to make money online. You just need to find them, you just need to find the ones that suits you. You just have to understand that making money online will not be quick and requires hard work, dedication and a lot of patience aswell. I am here to tell you that you can make money online legitimate. YES YOU CAN !
My killer ways to make money online are:
- 1.Websites that pay
- 3.Freelance writing
- 4.Sell stock photography
Now I know there are more ways to make money online, but you can’t divide yourself in too many ways or you will most likely have poor results.
1.Websites that pay are numerous. But I chose a few here to give you a direction:
Fiverr – Fiverr is one great way to make money online. Is basically a market where you can request or sell services. If you have some sort of skills you can definitely sell them on Fiverr. You can offer your services however you choose. Basically everything is 5 dollars, but you can add extras which can bring you a good sum of money in the end.
User Testing – You get 10$ via Paypal for every 20 minute video you complete. UserTesting pays you to visit websites or apps, complete a set of tasks, and speak your thoughts aloud. While UserTesting is a great way to earn a few extra dollars on the side, it won’t make you rich. But it’s worth a try.
IZEA – IZEA connects brands with influential content creators and publishers. It works in addition to a blog or on its own. You get paid to take videos, photos , to blog or to tweet. If you want to make money with blogs you need traffic or with tweeter you need lots followers.
Swagbucks – Swagbucks is a site that allows you to earn cash/rewards in a variety of ways. Taking surveys or use their search engine , buy thru them and you will earn some cash or gift cards. Instead of just surfing the internet you can earn a buck by taking a survey.
2.Blogging is doable and YES you can make money out of it. First of all this is not quite easy but it is also not hard. Depending on what kind of person you are. You will need discipline, patience and persistence in order to see some results. That means that you will spend a lot of time developing your blog until you can see results. But let’s consider that you have decent traffic on your blog, now how do you monetize it?
Here is how:
Affiliates – Affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought by the affiliate’s own marketing efforts. In other words you can find a lot of affiliate programs out there like : FlexOffers , CJAffiliate or even Amazon .
Services – You can offer paid services to your visitors, like coaching them , learning them to set goals etc. Be sure to be true to them and to yourself. Being fake doesn’t help anyone.
Products – E-books or computer software can be created by you and sold to people who are interested. This is a good way of monetizing your blog.
Subscription – If you have something valuable you can offer on a daily / weekly / monthly basis then go ahead and make some money out of this too.
Paid posts – Paid posts are posts about a specific brand or product. A company will reward you to make and publish an article about his / her product.
If this sounds like a great idea , or if this is really what you want to do then you should start by checking this free guides at Quick Sprout. If you want to start already then maybe you should look for a hosting service. I use TMDHosting and I am very happy with them. Free domains, speed is great , customer service is top.
3.Freelance writing is very a very popular way to make money online in this day and age. If you think this is the gig for you here is a great resource you have to read in order to better yourself: 150 resources to better yourself .
If you lack experience in writing then like in any other legitimate money-making opportunity online you will have to put some time and dedication but if you like it and become good at it expect to make good money out of it.
4.Stock Photography – I am also a beginner in this and there is another article on my blog about it which I wrote long time ago on my old blog and transferred it here. Again, this is not easy, but if you love it and have passion for it you can be sure money will come out of it in a passive way. There are a lot of websites where you can sell your pictures but I will mention just a few here:
Shutter Stock – The biggest site out there in my opinion is great for good photographers but not quite good for a beginner.
iStock – Graphic designers and small advertising agencies find iStock to be a great resource due to their low prices, affordable subscription plan, image variety and versatility. That means this is a good site for a beginner or for a pro.
Picfair – This is actually really nice website because it allows you to set the price for your pictures. The downside is that there is not a lot of buyers, yet.
Bigstock – One of the big boys in industry Bigstock is a nice place to sell your pictures, they have great customer service and they pay very good.
There you have it. If there is something that really interests you up here, try it out and learn more about it. If you do want to make a full-time income online, you need to be dedicated to learning how to do what you want to do. There are a lot of free resources out there. You just have to search for them!