In case you’re wondering, the title of this post isn’t clickbait. I really do want to share with you a list of ways to make money online. Some of them might even be able to help you out a bit financially. Here’s the list.
1. Create a Blog
A blog, also known as a web log, is usually used as a type of digital journal where an individual creates and publishes content frequently and consistently. These are essentially like online diaries where individuals write about what’s on their minds and what they’re feeling.
Blogs can be completely free or anyone can purchase a premium account which allows them to monetize their content. If you’re looking to create a blog, I would recommend the latter because you can then use the money you make to fund additional marketing expenses.
Why Blogging? Well, you can target a niche audience and reach out to people who are already interested in your topic or in a similar topic. Also, with the right tools, you can automate the process of creating content and growing your blog. You can use tools like Google Analytics, for example, to track the performance of your blog posts and engage with your readers. Furthermore, with a little luck and a lot of hard work, you can become a full-time blogger which can provide you with a steady source of income.
2. Start A YouTube Channel
YouTube is one of the biggest and most popular platforms for creators to share their content and connect with audiences. In fact, YouTube is the third-largest search engine after Google and Baidu.
If you’ve got a decent camera, good quality microphones, and a healthy dose of creativity, you can make money online through YouTube by creating educational or entertaining content.
The most popular type of content on YouTube is usually short-form videos that are usually categorized as “How To” or “Tips” videos. They usually come in the form of a how-to guide or a short tutorial where you show the viewers a task and then provide them with step-by-step instructions on how to complete the task. This kind of content is easy to create and extremely cost-effective because you can use free tools like YouTube to create and distribute your content.
3. Start An Online Store
An online store, also known as an eCommerce store, is a business that operates an online marketplace to sell a variety of products, services, and tickets to consumers. The sale of goods and the provision of services via an online marketplace is known as online trading. To create an online store, you’ll need a store front that includes a website and mobile apps.
From a pricing and strategy perspective, you’ll want to make sure that you choose the right products to offer. If you’re selling your own branded products, you’ll need to take into consideration the sales tax where you are located. Furthermore, you’ll need to decide how you want to manage and grow your business.
4. Start An Affiliate Marketing Program
An affiliate marketing program is a type of performance-based marketing where a company promotes products or services for a commission on purchases made by customers who are then redirected to the company’s website to make the purchase. Some of the most popular affiliate marketing programs include Amazon Associates, CJ Affiliate, and ShareASale.
There are a variety of ways to make money through affiliate marketing. For example, you can create exclusive offers for paying subscribers or customers on your website. You can also choose to promote a certain product or service that is compatible with, and promoted by, a platform like Facebook or Twitter.
One of the easiest and most efficient ways to make money online is to create a blog and use your blog to promote products you believe in. When users click on a product or banner advertisement and make a purchase after reading your blog post, you’ll earn a small commission.
5. Start An Online Store (Continued)
An online store (continued) is a business that operates an online marketplace to sell a variety of products, services, and tickets to consumers. The sale of goods and the provision of services via an online marketplace is known as online trading. To create an online store (continued), you’ll need a store front that includes a website and mobile apps.
You’ll also need to choose which products to sell based on your niche and the target audience you’re aiming for. For example, if you’re targeting teenagers, you might want to choose products that they’re interested in or need. If you’re looking to create a blog for parents, you might consider selling kid-friendly products that they can enjoy while also being able to relate to your writing.
Once you’ve got a product or service that you think is popular, you can use a tool like Shopify to create an online store and begin selling it. You’ll then need to add products and pages to your website to make it commercially viable.
6. Create And Sell Playlists On YouTube
YouTube users can engage with content creators through a feature called playlists. Playlists are collections of content that are typically organized around a theme or topic. For example, you can create a “Technology” playlist where you combine videos from YouTubers who contribute to the subject matter of technology.
You can also create “Music” playlists or “Food” playlists where you combine videos relating to the subject matter of the playlist. When users visit your playlist and subscribe, you’ll earn a small commission from each monthly subscription.
Playlists are extremely popular on YouTube and are a great way to engage with your audience. If you’ve got a large following, you can use your playlists to launch your own products through affiliate marketing. For example, you can create a “Technology” playlist and use the platform to promote smart appliances or computers that run on the Google OS.
7. Start An Etsy Shop
Etsy is an online marketplace where people can sell and buy quality items related to music and nightlife. You can use Etsy to create an online store where you sell your products directly to consumers. When someone clicks on a product and makes a purchase after reading your description, you’ll earn a small commission.
Etsy is incredibly popular among musicians and DJs because they provide a unique platform where they can connect with consumers who want to support their favorite artists. You can use Etsy to create an online store where you sell your products directly to consumers. When someone clicks on a product and makes a purchase after reading your description, you’ll earn a small commission.
8. Start An Amazon Shop
Amazon is one of the largest online marketplaces where people can buy almost everything. In case you’re wondering, this isn’t a paid endorsement. Simply put, amazon.com is one of the most popular sites on the internet. If you’ve got a product or service that is compatible with, and promoted by, Amazon, you can use their massive platform to distribute your product to thousands or millions of potential customers.
As a consumer of products on Amazon, you’ll have the option to “pre-order” them when they become available. When someone clicks on a product and makes a purchase after reading your description, you’ll earn a small commission.
9. Start A Craigslist Account
Craigslist is one of the largest and most popular classified ad sites where individuals can list items for sale or rent and allow potential customers to browse through their ads. You can create an account where you can post new ads or browse through existing ones and find products that are compatible with, and promoted by, Craigslist.
Simply put, Craigslist is used by individuals looking to buy and sell pretty much anything. From electronics to clothing, furniture to art, and even some services, you can make a bit of cash through classifieds by finding products that the general public wants to get rid of or needs.
10. Start A Free Blog
A free blog, also known as a website that is free to the general public, is an online diary, journal, or blog maintained for personal or professional use. You can use a tool like Blogger to create and maintain a free blog. Like with most other platforms, you can then use Google Adsense to earn money from your blog. When someone clicks on an ad and makes a purchase after reading your blog post, you’ll earn a small commission.
In case you’re wondering, the title of this post isn’t a joke either. While I’d love to share with you a list of ways to make money online, the truth is that the list could go on for quite some time.