Everyone wants to earn money, as everyone needs money. It’s not easy to earn money like we imagine, it takes a lot of effort and time. People have started making money online these days and you can do it as well. In this article I will explain the best ways to earn money online.
What are the ways to earn money online?
There are lots of ways to earn money online and remember nothing is free. Even some of the ways may not cost you any investment but it will cost you a lot of your time. Anyway, the Internet is going to cost you to work online so, basically, nothing is free. Today, lots of people are making money through AdSense from a hosted account on YouTube. I will talk about it as well along with the ways to make money online.
- Affiliate marketing
- Sell your product online from scratch
Blogging is one of the passive ways to earn money online with a low budget or without any budget. There is no exact telling of how much one can make through blogging. It varies with everyone, someone earns more someone makes less and even not a penny for some people. It depends on how much you work and research. You can even make a huge amount of profit more than you have estimated. There is no limit on how much you can make so, try to be smart and work hard.
You need to find a good topic to blog, make sure the topics can give something to your readers and visitors.
Start a blog. There are free platforms like WordPress, BlogSpot that provide you subdomain under their main domain. For example, yourdomainname.wordpress.com or yourdomain.blogspot.com and they are completely free.
If you are serious about making your blog awesome, get a custom domain. Don’t use free service; they may close your service anytime. You need around 15 quality posts that are informative and helpful for the reader.
It will cost a lot of effort and hours of daily investment to make a quality blog. It takes around 6-7 months to make a small earning from a blog. It may take less or more than that and 1-2 years of time to make a profitable income.
You can never expect to make money within 2 to 3 months of blogging. There are lots of things you need to understand the industry. You need to build your site, social presence, content, relation with other bloggers, trust and more.
What are the ways blogger make money?
There are several ways to make money from your blog. Some of the most common and profitable ways are:
- Affiliate Marketing
- Selling products
- Guest post service to other
If you have a great blog where many visitors keep on visiting every day then you can get a company to advertise their products on your blog. Your visitors may convert to a potential customer for them, which is a win-win condition for both. How to advertise product depends on the agreement between you and company.
- Affiliate marketing
Affiliate marketing means you promote someone’s products for your reader through your blog. A unique affiliate link is used to link to that product. If someone clicks that link and buy that product you will earn a commission.
- Selling Products
If you have your own product, you can sell it from your blog. It may be digital products like tech related, E-books, Photos, music, Apps, theme and more. You can even sell your own self-made products like crafts, books, and different handmade products.
- Guest post service to other
When you are blogging on a topic and have visitors you can enable a guest post service for other. People who are in the same niche write for your blog in exchange to link back to their blog and also pay you a certain amount. If you can keep up the pace you can earn some bonus cash as well as good content.
You can earn providing freelance service online if you have a skill that helps other to grow or build their business. The freelance term refers to people who work from any place being self-employed with own professional skill.
You will be able to work on multiple projects at the same time staying home. You can work as much as you want depending on projects. It’s easy because you can work on your schedule but also need to finish and deliver projects on time or your reputation goes down.
If you have following skills, you can do good freelancing:
- Web design or Web development
- SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
- App development
- Graphic Design
- Content writing
- Logo design/professional photo editing
- Data Entry
Above-mentioned skills are in high demand on the online platform and they are not so hard to learn. If you don’t have any skills, you can learn it. If you are serious, you can learn it within 1-2 year of time periods while earning from a part-time job as well.
There are freelancing sites where you can sign up and create your profile. In your profile section, there will be a form to fill up your details. Fill your profile with good details describing all your work and experiences. You will never land with a good project at the beginning even if you have a top skill, as people don’t trust people with low rating profile. Start from small, slowly and build up very good profile ratings so that you will get a good project that pays you high.
Freelancing sites, you can sign up and sell your skill:
What is Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate marketing is a business agreement where business or online retailer pays commission to the affiliate for every customer they bring to them by referral or any means.
For easy Understanding
Your best friend has a store and if you sell one of your best friend product to your good friend in agreement that your best friend will give you certain% of profit as a commission. Now, you are an affiliate here.
How to earn money online being an affiliate?
There are few requirements to earn through affiliate marketing. First of all, you need to have an audience with you so that you can make them your customer. There are sites, stores, and businesses that pay for affiliate and you can be that affiliate too.
Affiliate Marketing Basic Payment Methods:
- Pay per sale:
This is the most popular way of earning through an affiliate. All you have to do is promote other products by any method like put affiliate links of the product to your blog or websites, promote through social media, share in related forums where lots of customers are lurking around searching for that product. You will get a commission every time someone buys a product from your affiliate links. So, more the sale more is the commission.
- Pay Per click (cost-per-click):
This is the common way of earning through an affiliate. Under this agreement, it is not necessary for the visitor to buy a product. After clicking your affiliate link they land to the merchant site. They need to stay for a longer time on the merchant sites viewing products. You will earn a commission if they stay at least for thirty seconds.
- Pay per Lead:
Affiliate is paid according to visitors sent to merchant sites and they need to sign up as lead. Visitors need to fill up the form merchant site provides completely for you to earn a commission.
Affiliate marketing is one of the best sources because you don’t need your own products to sell and there are thousands of products you can promote and earn affiliate money. If you can set up a blog targeting to do the affiliate, then you can make passive money in long-term.
Some affiliate programs to apply:
3. CJ Affiliate
What you have to do?
Create a YouTube channel and start uploading videos. Be creative and research what people love and watch, what kind of video people prefer. Make a new and unique video content that provides information or is worth watching. Build up your channel telling people to follow and subscribe. The ultimate goal is to make YouTube channel a brand.
How to earn through YouTube?
Sign up for AdSense and link to your YouTube account. Verify your AdSense so that ad will be displayed in your YouTube videos. Every ad clicked from your video is converted into certain revenue.
You can promote other product through your video after making your channel famous and known in the market. It depends on how you will upgrade your marketing skills to earn money from YouTube
Sign up for AdSense and request code to verify it. After you verify you are good to go.
How to connect AdSense with the website?
Don’t worry. It’s easy.
- Sign in to AdSense
- Go to My ads and select Ad units
- Create new ad unit and fill all the settings and information. At last, you will be given code, copy that code and paste it in Head section <head> CODE </head> of your site.
- Refresh your website and you will see Ad displayed.
How to withdraw your earning?
You can withdraw amount after a threshold (100$) is reached in your AdSense account. There are three ways you can withdraw amount:
- Western Union:
You can ask your payment through Western Union filling a simple form. They will send it in your name you have requested.
- Bank transfer:
You can directly request to transfer the amount to your local bank account. You need to make sure to fill up a form with exact details.
- Cheque method:
Choosing this as a payment method is a bit risky and time consuming. Google will send check in your verified AdSense location and you can have it. Make sure your location is accurate.
Complete Tutorial on how set up AdSense and youtube account is coming soon.
SELL YOUR PRODUCT ONLINE
If you have a store and if you are selling products only from a physical store then you are missing lot of potential costumers who are searching to buy the same product online. If you are selling well from your store then why not try targeting online. Online shopping is getting bigger by each day so, start getting your products online.
How to start
Not a big deal. You can start from free sources like Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. They are free social platforms where you can sign up and create a page for your store or product. It takes time to make followers and it’s not easy. You can start slow and steady but don’t stop. You have to use the free time you have when there is no customer in your store, be active at this time to post and engage with other people. Make your free time useful rather than sitting idle.
I have already said getting people to follow you is hard; it is a matter of trust and quality service you give to them. Try out thanksgiving and giveaway contest, that way you can make people like and follow your page faster. Tell your friend to like and follow your page and if possible say them to make their friends to like and follow, and keep the chain going on.
Promote your own product with your own website
This is not a free method. It will cost you some investment. After you have built a social profile of your store, you can try out building your own store’s website. Building a good site for your store needs some investment. If you try to be greedy you will end up getting the site that looks handsome with a design but works and performs like shit. Make your website good where a customer can search products fast and easily.
Nobody will know if you have launched your website if you don’t get the words out. No visitor means no costumer, and no costumer means no sells, which means frustration. Now, this is when the good social profile you have created earlier comes in handy. Promote your website through your social profiles time to time. If you have a friend who has good social pages let them help you again. You can let them have something from your store as a thanksgiving. Make a clear path, there should be given and take from each other. If you only take and don’t want to give, sooner or later they will stop giving you.
And if you want to be visible in search engine (Google, Bing, Yahoo) first page results, contact SEO experts or SEO companies to do it for you. They will make you clear and guide you through the process.
Earning money is not an easy task and does not happen within a night. It takes time and a lot of daily effort. Not everyone earns money from above-mentioned methods but you will be able to make money if you have dedication and patience. Hard work is the key to success. If you ever feel like stopping think why you started at first place and what was your goal. Keep up the good work all the time.