If you’re looking for ways to make money from home, you’ve probably considered freelancing or starting a side business. But what if we told you that you could make money online without leaving your bedroom? We bet you’d say “yes, please” to that offer.
Yes, it’s true. There are alternative ways to make money online. Many of them don’t require any special training. Some of them even allow you to make money while you sleep.
Here’s a list of 10 ways to make money selling drawings online. Consider this list as a resource for inspiration and as a starting point for your own affiliate marketing efforts.
Sell Your Art
If you’re an artist, you might consider selling your work online as a way to make extra money. You could take your pick from a variety of industries, including:
- Sell paintings and sculptures
- Sell watercolors and pastels
- Sell drawings and paintings
- Sell drawings and paintings based on anime or manga characters
- Sell anime or manga character designs
- Sell anime or manga character costumes
- Sell illustrations for products related to anime or manga
The thing about this option is that it doesn’t require any special training. You could generate sales straight away with a decent online store that sells artwork. If you have a specific audience (say, manga and anime fans) you could even start a blog or a website to grow your readership.
Sell Schematics And Plans
A lot of engineers, architects, and draftsmen make their living selling plans and drawings to businesses. While you might not possess exceptional artistic skills, you can take this opportunity to hone your business skills by selling your schematic drawings and plans online.
The great thing about this option is that you can produce excellent quality work and be confident that you’re providing value to your potential buyers. Don’t forget: value is key.
As a business owner, you’ll have to consider the pricing of your products. For instance, if you charge $250 for an architect’s drawing, but it takes you three hours to complete, you’re looking at a $75/hr (plus expenses) plus another $250 for a total of $400. Which is a pretty good deal, all things considered.
Sell Your Photos
If you have a decent artistic eye, you can take advantage of the fact that people are more likely to buy photos that they can’t easily find. Consider selling your photos online as a way to make money. You could do this individually or as a stock photographer for a company. The advantage of the latter is that you get to name your price and decide when you want to be paid. Also, you don’t necessarily have to sell photos to make money. You could simply use your camera to take pictures of anything (including yourself) and put them on social media sites like Instagram or Flickr.
You might also want to consider doing freelance photography for brands or publications. Depending on the subject matter, you might not have to search for clients very much. If you have a specific audience (say, gamers) you could even start a blog where you showcase your photography. You could also become a freelance photographer and do sessions for families and friends. The fact that you’re giving your friends and family some sweet memories is worth the effort.
Start An Etsy Shop
If you’re looking to make money online, you could create and sell your own products. You could do this through a variety of approaches, including:
- Etsy Shop
- Drop-shipping store
- Wholesale stationery shop
- T-shirt shop
- Handmade merchandise shop
- Vape shop
- And the list goes on
The great thing about this option is that you can set your own prices and don’t have to rely on anyone else for sales. You don’t need a lot of money to get started (a good Etsy shop template costs around $600). And you can reach a large audience. Etsy currently has over 600 million active monthly users and that’s only skimming the surface. Plus, there’s a variety of products available to create.
Sell Your Designs
If you’re a designer, you might consider taking advantage of the fact that people are more likely to purchase a product or service that they can associate with a well-known or popular brand. You could create an online store that sells t-shirts, hoodies, or bags with your designs on them. Designers who work with popular brands like Louis Vuitton or Marc Jacobs sell millions of products with their designs on them every year.
The great thing about this option is that you don’t necessarily have to be limited by the brands that you work with. You can take your pick from a variety of industries, including fashion, food, and drink. And you can take pride in knowing that your designs are on something good.
Sell Your Music
If you’re good at composing or producing music, you could consider making your skills available for hire. You could create your own radio show or podcast and get paid for each piece that you produce or record. Or, you could become a freelance producer for podcast and radio shows. Freelancing has become a popular way to make extra money as more people look for ways to stay home while still making enough to support themselves and their families.
The great thing about this option is that you can still create something unique. It’s not a bad idea to get as creative as you can and come up with unique themes and memorable melodies.
Start A YouTube Channel
If you have a decent camera and internet connection, you can create videos and put them online as content. People love video content nowadays and are more likely to be willing to pay for it. Create videos explaining products or demonstrating how to use products. You could also create funny videos where you dress up as characters or do funny voices. The great thing about this option is that you don’t necessarily need to have a large audience to be able to generate plenty of sales. Just remember to be creative, make interesting videos, and be unique.
Sell Your Hair
If you have a great deal of hair, you might consider getting paid for each strand that you sell. You could create your own hair care line (with an affordable, high-quality product) and promote it online. People love to support a cause that they feel good about. If you’re looking to make some extra cash, you could create a fundraiser page on your business site or on social media sites where you can ask for donations to support a good cause. Just make sure that what you’re selling (hairspray, for example) is not considered a drug by the FDA.
Sell Your Antiques
If you’re an antiques enthusiast, you could do a bit of auctioning online. You might consider setting up an online store that sells items that you’ve picked up at mall sales, garage sales, and estate sales. The great thing about this option is that you get to decide the price that you want for each piece. Plus, you’re not limited to just selling antiques. You can take your pick from a variety of industries.
The great thing about this option is that you can generate sales right away without having to create a brand or product. It’s also a fairly inexpensive option to get started (you need only to set up a website, which can cost you around $5 – $10 per month). As a side business, you’re potentially only limited by your imagination.
There. We told you 10 ways to make money online. It’s not a bad idea to try out any of these options. Some of them are extremely easy to do while others may require a bit of expertise. Fortunately, you don’t necessarily have to do all of them. Figure out which ones you’d like to try out and then pick one that presents itself as a viable option.