Nowadays everyone is trying to make money online for their different purpose.
Some want to earn money so that they can use it in their extra expenditure.
And many more are there who want to build up their career in online marketing.
If you are a college or school student you should read this article, By reading the whole article you will be able to earn money online.
By earning money you can handle your own expenses that help you and your family.
There are different legitimate ways available on the internet to make money online.
If you want to earn money to use it in your extra expenditure then it will take less time.
But if you are taking online marketing as your full-time work and want to earn a huge amount of money then it will take a long time.
Here in this article, I will give you some ideas about how to make money online.
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1.Websites That Pay
There are all kinds of website that pay you for different things such as testing products, browsing and surveying.
Using these websites you can’t earn a large amount of money, but they are great for earning some extra cash.
1. Swagbucks – Swagbucks is a great website to earn some extra money. This website gives you money for doing surveys, browsing and for using their search engine.
We all use a different type of search engines like Google and Bing to search for a different type of queries.
You can simply use Swagbucks by following this procedure
You can also make Swagbucks as your default search engine.
Now, Every time when you browse in search engines you are going to earn money from it. It is as simple as anything else.
2. Inbox Dollars – It is also similar to Swagbucks. You can earn some cash from this website also, So if you want to double your return use Inbox Dollars.
They also provide a search engine like Swagbucks, that you can use for browsing, shopping etc.
3. Etsy – Etsy is a popular site for homemade and vintage goods from an individual seller.
If you are interested in arts and crafts, you can make some extra cash from your hobby by selling it on Etsy.
Items for sale include homemade jewellery, handmade clothing, leather accessories, decorations, painting and different varieties of artwork.
If you are a creative person and interested in making different unique and beautiful things then you can earn a good amount of money from Etsy.
But you have to focus on some things before selling your product on Etsy, Which can improve your profit, That is –
- Good photography can attract more customers, So make sure that you take photos with good lighting and focus.
- Keywords play an important role in selling your products. You should focus on keywords that customers are searching for. If you want good keywords, try tools like Google Keyword Planner.
- While deciding the price of the product make sure you consider the cost of your product and how much time you will take in that. Also look for the other seller’s price to get the knowledge of price.
- Etsy has a lot of competition, So you need to think about how your product stands out from all of the others. Do you offer high quality? More affordable price? A unique style? Something totally new?
Etsy has a helpful seller handbook, Which is a good resource for advice and answers to most questions. You can get some advice from there to increase your sells.
4. Fiverr – Fiverr is a freelancing website you can do different types of work in this platform depends on your interest like Copywriting, Social Media Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Graphic designing etc.
Once you create a seller account, you will be able to create a “gig” offering a product or service. If you’re just starting out now you have to sell gig for $5.
When you will be on Fiverr for one month or longer and have completed some sales, You will be able to start adding gigs extra.
If you’re using Fiverr for a long time you can earn a large amount of money also, not only $5 per order. The established seller can make a significant amount up to $900 per order.
The down point of Fiverr is that it takes 20% commission on all your sale, plus a $1 fee each time you transfer money out.
5. UserTesting – By using these, you will get paid to share your thoughts and experience.
To earn money through UserTesting you have to analyze some websites and apps, Share your thoughts on what they can improve in their website and what is the best thing you observe.
Just sign up to your account, They will ask you to give a sample test where you will need a laptop, headset and a disturbance-free atmosphere.
In that sample test, You have to analyze a website by sharing your thoughts, The screen will automatically be recorded by UserTesting Software.
If you get the approval you will be able to share your thoughts on different websites and apps.
By doing so you will get $10 for each task completed, It usually takes 20 minutes to complete a task.
For only 20 minutes, You will get $10 (approx Rs750) that’s a good amount.
I will really suggest you try this If you are serious about making some extra money.
When it comes to online marketing, Blogging is the most popular term people think about.
There are many peoples across the whole world who are earning money through Blogging.
If we talk about top Indian bloggers and their earnings, The first name that comes in every blogger mind is Harsh Agarwal.
His Blog name is Shoutmeloud and the earning is approx $40000 per month.
Many of you even can’t imagine how much money we can actually make from Blogging.
If you interested in writing, sharing your thoughts, want to provide knowledge and dreaming about making money online then blogging is the best platform for you.
But, Blogging takes time to show results, If you want to earn money in a short interval of time choose any one of the methods I have mentioned above.
Sometimes it takes 2-3 months to generate money from blogging, And it takes approx 6 months to get good traffic on your blog.
If you are able to give this much time in blogging, Then you can also earn a huge amount of money through Blogging.
You Should Start Blogging –
- If you love to write and express your thoughts.
- Want to build a career in digital marketing.
- You have sufficient knowledge about some fields like Health, Sports, Technical, Marketing etc. On which you can write.
- You should have sufficient time to write an article like 1500-2000 words.
- You should be passionate.
You Shouldn’t Start Blogging –
- If you don’t have sufficient time.
- You are not interested in writing.
- Want to make money online just for your extra expenditure.
- Can’t wait for a long time like 2-3 months to get passive income.
To start a blog the basic things you’ll need is a Domain name, Hosting and a content management software like WordPress or Blogger.
The domain is the name of your website, Hosting is the space of your website where you store your content.
WordPress is a place from where you operate your website.
Godaddy, A2hosting, Bluehost, Hostgator, NameCheap are the websites that provide you hosting and domain for your Blog.
You can purchase a domain and hosting as per your requirement. These providers provide you a control panel from where you can Install WordPress.
Start writing your posts in WordPress and also focus on SEO (Search Engine Optimization).
SEO is a thing that helps you to rank higher on search engines and getting traffic to your blog. SEO is considered as the most important part of Blogging.
What is SEO and Why It is Important? with the help of these article, you will get a brief knowledge of SEO.
Blogging is considered as the most popular way to make money in the field of Digital Marketing.
With the help of Blogging, you can also spread your hands in Affiliate Marketing [ explained below] which is also a good way of making money online.
I will not explain everything about Blogging here in this article. If you want to know a detailed brief about blogging. Check out the link that I have mentioned above about How to start Blogging.
If you’re looking for an online business opportunity, Chances are that you have come across dropshipping.
Dropshipping is an online business strategy that requires a very low initial cost.
Dropshipping is retail fulfilment method where a store or shop doesn’t keep the products that it sells to the customer. They just purchase the products from third-party and shipped directly to the customer.
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Let’s get deep into this with the help of an example
Suppose you have an E-commerce website where you sell different types of products, If you are not using dropshipping method then you’ve to store that product in a warehouse or anywhere else.
Which increase the initial cost of your business because you’ve to give rent of that warehouse.
Also, it increases some extra cost for the maintenance of items.
But if you’re using the dropshipping method for your business then you will not need a store for your products.
You don’t have to fulfil orders in any way. Instead, the third-party suppliers take care of products itself.
You work as a middleman, Customers just purchase the product from your website and they get delivery by a third party.
Millions of people are doing dropshipping because it requires less hassle and money to get started.
Benefits of Dropshipping
1. Dropshipping is easy to get started – You don’t need too much knowledge of business to start dropshipping. Also, you don’t have to deal with a physical product.
You just need an E-commerce website to start dropshipping, No warehouse, No packing and shipping of your orders and you don’t have to manage stock level.
2. Less expenses – The biggest advantage of dropshipping is that it takes a very low amount to get started. You don’t have to invest thousands of dollar in your inventory.
Without doing inventory investment, You can start a successful dropshipping business with very little amount.
3. Flexibility – You can start dropshipping from anywhere in the world. Since you don’t need an inventory or warehouse for your business.
You can run your business as long as you can interact with suppliers and customers easily.
4. Wide variety of products to sell – In Dropshipping business you don’t have to purchase a lot of items to sell.
You have to purchase only those products that are already ordered by customers, So you can add a variety of products to your website.
By doing so you can increase the sells of your different products.
TIP – Add trending products to your website, Chances of selling trending products are higher.
YouTube is the most popular platform. Everyone is using YouTube for their different purpose whether they are children, student, employee, senior citizen etc.
Everyone knows YouTube and you may also know about making money from YouTube.
But usually, we only waste our time by watching different videos on YouTube, So why not make money by utilizing that time we are just wasting in watching other’s video.
By watching videos you’re making money for others, not for your’s.
To create a YouTube channel, Put some awesome content on your channel that others like to watch.
If you are interested in travelling, loves to travel, and often go for travel. You can upload the videos of that place where you’re travelling and can become a travel YouTuber.
Or you can also create a channel related to your study, the topic that you’re studying today, make a video of that topic and upload it on YouTube.
There are also many different kinds of videos you can make for your channel.
The best way to choose a topic for your YouTube channel is to observe the other channels. Watch the different type of videos, pick up one that you’re interested in.
When it comes to money, YouTube channels also take some time to make money for you. You have to make at least 20-30 videos to get more views on your channel.
In the beginning, Share your channel on different social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Quora, LinkedIn etc to get more views on your channel.
Ask your friends to subscribe and share your videos to different platforms.
If you already know a person who has a good following on social media whether it is Facebook, Instagram, YouTube or Quora.
Ask them to share your video link in their posts.
But you’ve to be passionate, There are many people who start their YouTube channel and after 15-30 days stops working by saying that they are not getting views.
It takes time, Time is a factor that involves in every business.
Successful investing takes time,discipline and patience. No matter how great the talent or effort, somethings just take time. You can’t produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.
∼ Warren Buffett
So be consistent, Every work takes time to convert in a big brand.
5. Use Affiliate Marketing to Make Money Online
Affiliate Marketing is the process of earning a commission by promoting other people’s product. You promote the product to others and earn a little amount of profit for each sale that you have to make.
Affiliate Marketing is one of the best ways to make money online.
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As I have mentioned above you can also do affiliate marketing with the help of blogging.
You have to simply put a link of any product to your website and whenever any person buys that product by clicking on your link you get a commission.
As a beginner, Amazon can be the best platform for you to do affiliate marketing.
Amazon sells millions of products, So it will be easy for you to choose a product for your affiliate marketing program,
What if you don’t have a blog, You can earn money through social media also.
Increase the numbers of your followers or create a page on Instagram or Facebook related to the product you want to sell.
You will earn a commission after every successful sell.
Blog and YouTube channels are the best sources for starting affiliate marketing.
People often search for products on YouTube and Google that they want to purchase.
If you have a good website and channel that ranks higher on search engines, People will likely to visit your website and purchase product from your affiliate link.
But you can’t directly start affiliate marketing, You need good traffic so that people can find your affiliate link and able to purchase a product from that link.
We have covered 5 different ways to make money online. Hope you get some knowledge about making money online by reading this article.
You can now earn money for your extra expenditure by using the platforms I have mentioned above.
You may also build your career in Blogging, YouTube, Dropshipping and Affiliate Marketing and can become a successful Digital Marketer.
If you know any other way of making money online share your valuable thoughts in the comments below.
I am Ankur Gohite, the founder of Huppdigital. A blog that provides authentic information regarding blogging, SEO, affiliate marketing, and how to make money online.