In case you’re curious, yes, there are actually ways to make money online other than the ones mentioned below. Some of them even allow you to earn more than you would through regular “online job searching.” So if you’re looking for ways to make extra cash or want to change your regular routine to earn more money, keep reading. We have 10 suggestions that might be right for you.
Copy and Paste
Have you ever copied and pasted an article or recipe from one website to another and earned a few pennies from the search engine traffic? You can actually create a small side business doing this. You get paid per piece to copy and paste articles from one website to another. You would need to set up the account on a free platform like Google Docs, then enter your affiliate link in the content, which will be repeated on the website you are “copying” from. When a user clicks this link, they are taken to the source website, where the content is displayed, and you earn a small fee. You can find a full-time job as a copy writer or editor at a magazine, newspaper, or website, and earn up to $50,000 per year, plus benefits.
If you have a big social media following or regularly sell your photos on Instagram, you can actually start a business trading and selling your own original designs or prints on other websites. You set up an account on a platform like Shopify to promote your products. When a customer makes a purchase, you earn a small percentage, usually between 1% and 3%, of the total sale. You can create your own online store or use a platform like Shopify to integrate with dozens of online stores like Amazon and eBay to offer your customers a one-stop-shop for whatever they are searching for.
Take Advantage Of Trends
If you see a trend that your niche market is interested in, you can cash in by creating a product or service around it. For example, if you notice that people are searching for ways to get rid of body hair, you could create an anti-hair-growth serum or cream that will help them to avoid the hassle of waxing or shaving. In the future, if this trend grows you can create a whole line of products around it. Keep in mind: Trends come and go, so you will need to be nimble in order to profit from them. It is a good idea to keep your eye on popular search queries that your target audience is engaging with regularly.
Sell Your Photos Online
The stock photography market is a big one. Professionals are hired to shoot high-quality stock photos for use on websites, blogs, and social media. With so much competition, it’s important to stand out from the crowd. If you have a decent camera, some decent talent, and the right settings, you can create some beautiful stock images that will represent your product or service. You set your own prices and don’t have to answer to anyone. You can use a small business platform like StockphotoZ to get started, or you can use a free photo sharing website like Stock Photo Ninja to upload your photos and begin making money passively.
Start An Online Store
If you’re the creative type, you can actually start a design business where you can create logos, brand identities, and posters for companies. You can integrate your talent with tools like Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, or Gimp to create original artwork that can be used in print or online. Once you have completed a project, you can set the price and, at times, even the minimum order, for your work. Payment is made via PayPal once the project is approved. You can use tools like Stripe or Shopify to get started with your own online store.
Sign Up For A Survey Website
There are dozens of survey websites out there that will pay you to share your opinions and answer questions about products and services. Some of them will even pay you per day, per completed survey. No surveys? No problem. You can actually create your own survey panel and get paid to take surveys.
As you can see above, GoOufreight.com will pay you to take their surveys and give honest feedback on products and services. You can create a survey and get paid to take it, or you can use their platform to find surveys that other customers have taken and you can take credit for their findings.
Start An Online Tutoring Business
If you’re the pedantic type, you can actually start a tutoring business where you get paid to teach others. You get paid per lesson and don’t have to worry about students showing up week after week. You can use platforms like Teachable or Thinkful to get started.
Thinkful, in particular, allows you to set your own hours and days and doesn’t require you to recruit or onboard remote students. You get paid after each lesson and receive payments via PayPal. You also have the option of taking online classes to further your knowledge and earn additional income. If you’re looking to change careers but don’t want to go the traditional route, online learning via Thinkful is a great option.
Create A Podcast
If you’re the charismatic type, you can start a podcast where you interview industry experts on various topics. Depending on the niche you choose, you can expect to make between $500 and $5,000 per month from the ads on your podcast’s page plus the affiliate income from products and services featured during the interviews. You can use services like Podcaster to get started.
Whether you choose to pursue one of the above ways to make money online or use an existing skill to create a digital nomad lifestyle, there is an opportunity for you to make money online. Keep in mind: Never put all your eggs in one basket. If you want to be able to scale your business, build multiple streams of income and create a passive income stream.