“The Internet is full of money-making ideas. You just need to know where to look.”
– Christine Beck, Mashable.com
When the coronavirus broke out in China in mid-2019, a lot of people lost their jobs. Travel bans were implemented and people couldn’t meet up in person for work. This led to many being (self)isolated at home – which also meant they had a lot of time on their hands. This is when many decided to explore ways to make money online. This is also when many tools that can be used for free to make extra cash came into existence.
Here is a short guide on how to make money with free online tools.
The Rise Of Product Review Websites
Review websites have been around for a while. Amazon Mechanical Turk is one of the first that comes to mind when someone thinks of a review website. Products are rated by human “workers” who do get paid for each product they review. These days, though, review websites have evolved and now offer more than just product reviews. These days, a review website might cover everything from food, travel, and lifestyle to health and science. If you can create a product or service that people are interested in, you can likely find a way to make money from a review website.
Become A Travel Agent
Travel agents are professionals who make it their job to plan travel for clients. This can include making travel arrangements such as buying plane tickets and accommodations or arranging tours and activities. Many travel agents work remotely, taking calls from clients and making travel arrangements over the phone. Though it is not necessarily a physical job, being a travel agent is a great way to make extra money. A travel agent can work remotely for a large corporation or a small company, creating itineraries and handling all the necessary details. Being a travel agent is a great way to learn new things, especially since you will inevitably encounter new places and situations that you have not experienced previously.
Start An Online Store
E-commerce is the process of selling or buying items online. It can be done directly through a website or an online store created with a website builder like Shopify or WooCommerce. The great thing about e-commerce is that you don’t necessarily need to have a big investment in order to get started. Even a humble blog with a few products can make a profit online as long as it is set up correctly. The key is to find a way to make the process of buying your product easy and fun. This will encourage repeat business and help you gain credibility with your customers.
Create A Profitable Affiliate Marketing Program
In affiliate marketing, merchants pay commissions to websites so that users can click a link or buy a product that they’ve been led to believe is associated with the site. If you can create a profitable affiliate marketing program with a product or service that people are interested in, you can likely find a way to make money online. There are a number of different affiliate marketing platforms that you can use, with the most popular ones being Amazon, iTunes, and Stripe. Creating an affiliate marketing program with a product or service that is already popular is a great way to make extra cash. If you build a following, you can then use that account to create sponsored posts on social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram. As an affiliate marketer, you will often have to learn how to use different platforms and how to drive traffic to your site. However, with a bit of determination and some trial and error, you can become a successful affiliate marketer.
Start A Blog
Blogs are a great way to make money online. They can be used to write about anything that is of interest to the reader. It doesn’t necessarily have to be related to your expertise either. If you can find a way to make money online, you can likely find a way to make money with a blog. Many bloggers choose to monetize their blogs through affiliate marketing, where they promote products that they’ve been paid to review or that they feel will be of interest to their readers. Though it can be a bit of work at first, setting up affiliate marketing for your blog is a great way to make money online.
Use Software To Find Products To Review
Finding products to review is an important part of making money with a blog. It can be a time-consuming process, so you will have to find a way to automate as much as possible. There are a variety of software products that can be used to find products to review, with the most popular ones being Free Shopping Apps and Product Review Websites. Free Shopping Apps are available for both Android and iOS devices and can be used to scan the web for products that you can review. They can also be used to find stores that you can visit and products that you can try out. Product Review Websites do exactly what their name suggests – they provide reviews for products that people are interested in. They might cover all kinds of products from smartphones to fashion and lifestyle to food, drink, and travel. If you are looking for a way to make money online, these are some great places to start. Most importantly, though, find something that you are passionate about.
Monetise Your Passion
One of the best things about blogs is that they are fairly flexible in terms of what you can write about. If you can find a way to monetize your blog, you can likely find a way to make money. Depending on your niche, you can choose from a variety of different options like Google Ads, affiliate marketing, sponsorships, and more.
Of course, these are just some suggestions on how to make money with free online tools. There are many different ways to make money online, and it all depends on you. You can choose to use tools that are free but need you to drive traffic to make money or you can choose to go the extra mile and make money online with a business that you have started.