In today’s world, almost everyone is looking for ways to make extra money. The ways which used to provide for a living have been rendered obsolete by technology, particularly the internet. Now that there is continuous, affordable and readily available wireless internet, everyone can be a digital nomad, working remotely and travelling whenever and wherever they please.
If you’re looking to make some extra cash, but don’t want to leave the comforts of home, here are some ways to make money online quickly and safely.
Sell Your Photos On Shutterstock
Shutterstock is one of the biggest stock photography websites in the world. Millions of people use it every month to stock their websites and blogs with photos for free. If you can draw or paint, or have any kind of artistic talent, you can become a creative for the site, licensing your work for a fee.
The best part? You don’t need to have a website or blog to get started. All you need is a reliable internet connection and you can get to work. You’ll simply need to log in to your Shutterstock account and then browse their Creative Stock library for photos that fit the theme of your piece. When you find a suitable photo, click on the stock photo tab at the top of the page and then click on the blue button that says “Purchase Stock Photo” to get started.
Sign Up For A Blogger Blog
If you’re not a creative, you can also start a blog and monetize it through affiliate marketing. All you need is a reliable internet connection, a computer or mobile device, and you can get started. Once you have a blog, you can connect to Amazon’s affiliate program and start making money with affiliate sales.
Choosing a blog platform is critical. You want to go with a respected brand, have fun with the content you put out, and make money in the process.
Start An Etsy Shop
If you’re looking for something a little more hands-on, you can start an Etsy shop. Etsy sellers offer everything from jewelry and clothing to artwork, invitations, yard signs, and more. There are several ways to make money on Etsy, but the best part is you don’t need a large inventory to start.
You can either choose to be an independent seller, which means you set your own prices and manage your own product pipeline or shop owner, which means you get a storefront, inventory management, and customers come to you. You can’t go wrong with either choice, but if you’re looking to start a new business, the former might be the way to go.
Sign Up For A Dropshipping Store
You can also start a dropshipping store, which is basically a retail store with zero online marketing and no inventory. When a customer makes an order, you order that product from a third party (usually a supplier) and ship it directly to the customer. Shopify has a whole dropshipping store platform you can use to get started with this strategy.
The best part about this strategy? You don’t need a massive following to make money. You simply need to convince customers that your product is worth buying, and you can do that through affiliate marketing. Once you get a few successful stores under your belt, you can move into more complex marketing strategies like multi-channel retailing, event marketing, and online marketing.
Start A YouTube Channel
YouTube creators can make a lot of money quickly and safely if they follow a few proven strategies. One of the best ways to make money on YouTube is to create videos showcasing products, services, or events that you’ve used or heard of. These videos don’t necessarily need to be detailed reviews, but rather just enough to make the product or service sound appealing. If you follow these guidelines, you’ll be able to apply for a YouTube Partner Program account at no charge.
Once you have a YouTube account, you can then proceed to build and grow your audience. Once you reach 500 subscribers, you can apply to the YouTube Partner program and make money from ads and affiliate sales. You won’t get rich off YouTube, but you can make enough to cover your costs of production and travel if you implement these strategies correctly.
If none of the above seem like a fit, you can also become a transcriptionist and get paid to listen to audio files and then type out what you hear. You’ll need a good ear for typing and time to practice your transcription skills, but this can be a safe and easy way to make money online without any special training.