The internet age means several things for people interested in making money. First off, you can make money by seemingly doing nothing. Take the Kardasians for example.
On the other hand, you have plenty of options for making money online, since the internet has become a place that’s made for just that.
What’s even more interesting is that you don’t need any in-depth training to get started. It obviously helps to hone your craft, but the average person can start bringing in some income right from the start.
Therefore, let’s take a look at the best options to make money online.
1. Design and Sell Mobile Apps
For this, all that’s needed is a sales mentality to build a client list and a powerful design system like the iBuildApp resellers program
This allows you to pick from preset templates, configure all sorts of interesting features and custom code whatever needs to be done along the way. The entire system is white labeled so your clients don’t now that you’re working through a reseller program, and you can make a return on your investment with only a handful of monthly clients.
The great part about designing mobile apps is that you get to charge that monthly fee for updates and ongoing maintenance.
2. Make a Blog
Most successful blogs become that way because they’ve focused on a niche where they can sell products or advertise to a small group of people. It’s tough to make money by trying to cover everything in one industry (like camping,) but you might find affiliate, advertising or eCommerce success with a camping blog for working women. Find your niche, then run with it!
3. Tap into Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is where you test, review and market products that you haven’t created yourself. You then link to the items with an affiliate code. If a customer clicks through and buys, you receive a cut of the profits.
The great part about affiliate marketing is that there are several ways to go about it. You could use affiliate links in a blog, an eCommerce storefront, email newsletter, eBook or even through a YouTube video course.
4. Rent Out the Stuff You Already Own
lets you rent out the properties you currently own. It’s a surefire way to bring in some revenue if you live in a desirable location. There are also several websites for renting out things like your car, your truck (for people who’re moving) and various other items in your possession.
The advantage to renting out stuff you already own is the fact that you don’t have to pay for anything upfront.
5. Sell Your Things
If you need quick cash, this is the best way to go. Find those old electronics or clothing items you no longer wear. Look for the things that still hold value but you don’t use anymore.
6. Sell your Services
People need personal tutors all of the time. Comedians sell their services for corporate events. You might even be reputable enough to become a public speaker.
The good thing about selling services is that the services can be anything from mowing the lawn to consulting with high-end businesses. Something is there for everyone, regardless of your skill level.
7. Teach People with Video Courses
With sites like Udemy
, and platforms like Teachable
, you have a chance to design your own video courses and sell them to people who need them.
Courses take hours and hours of work upfront, but you typically don’t have to spend any money during the process. After that, a course can bring in consistent income, especially if you pair it with a forum area or learning center.
8. Take Photos and Sell Them
Stock photo companies like Shutterstock
are constantly looking for new images to add to their libraries. If you have a nice camera and take interesting photos, take a look at those libraries to identify images that might be missing.
9. Get Paid to Test or Review Products and Services
You can find several sites that offer this with a Google search. For example, User Testing
pays out around $10 for every app or website you test out. This gives the companies valuable information about the interface, and you get quick cash for offering your services.
10. Write an eBook and Sell it Online
In the age of Amazon anyone can be an author. Although this makes for all sorts of junk when it comes to writing, the best authors spend loads of time and money writing, editing, re-editing, designing book covers and marketing. This generally involves you creating some sort of following with a blog, so we recommend pairing your blog with an email subscription form and a social media page.
This way you already have a following that can read your book and recommend it to other people. Some blogs even give away free eBooks in exchange for email addresses. This could eventually turn into money if you have other eBooks or products in the works.
Start Making Money Online!
From reselling mobile apps to writing your own eBooks, the options for making money online are rather intriguing. Start by thinking about your current skill set, then train yourself to figure out whatever you don’t know.
After some hard work you just might end up making a living out of it!
If you have any thoughts or other suggestions about making money online, let us know in the comments below.