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15 Best Ways to Make Money Online – The Ultimate Guide For Beginners (2020)

Best ways to make money online

What comes to your mind when you hear about how to make money online?

Perhaps, you think of someone sitting behind their laptop all-day. Or maybe you think of a blogger spraying tens of articles on his website to make some commissions.

Well, it’s way much bigger than that.

Now, how many articles on making money online have your read? Hundreds? Thousands?

The million-dollar question is this – did they help?

Every day I see newbie writers writing articles about how to make $10,0000 online, how to change your world working online, how to make money online from a jacuzzi in Hawaii, how to blah! Blah! Blah!

And it pisses me off.

90% of these writers don’t know what they are talking about. They just want to lure you into purchasing a product or software they are promoting.

Enough about the complaints.

This is what I have known so far since I dived into the digital world. Making money online is real, and you don’t need some charm to make it happen. You need the right information.

So if you are looking for legitimate ways to make money online from the comfort of your pajamas, you have come to the right place.

I’ve done extensive research and worked hard to give you what works in 2020: no tricks, no lies, just the right information to jumpstart your online venture.

Ready? Let’s dig in.

1. Build A High-Value Blog and Make Money With Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is the face of making money online. 57% of bloggers make money from it.

It’s one of the “easiest” ways of monetizing a blog as you’re only promoting a product already in the market.

The more readers you get, the high chance of making money by affiliate referrals.

Did I say that affiliate marketing is easy? Not really. There is no easy way of popularizing a blog, but there is a secret I’ll share with you in a moment.

You have to give it the hours and the hard work it requires. Adam Enfroy invested 50 hours every week on his new blog while still doing his 50/hour offline job.

How to Start A Blog

The first step to starting a successful blog is to identify a niche you’re interested in. Here is the secret I promised you.

It should be a revolutionary idea. But remember that no idea, no matter how good it is, is really unique.

However, you have unique experiences; you have your unique personality and a distinct voice that will pull in the readers.

With this in mind, you need the following before you pull the trigger.

  • A profitable niche

  • Website hosting

  • Domain name

  • A blogging platform

  • Theme and designing your blog

All these won’t cost you much. You’re good to go if you can invest in at least $35 – $60.

Monetizing it With Affiliate Marketing

There are approximately 31.7 million blogs in the USA alone. This kinda gives you a picture of the tough SEO battle you’ll fight for Google to recognize you.

That’s why you should take more time when choosing a niche for affiliate marketing. A highly saturated niche will be very competitive for a new blog.

Rather start with a less saturated niche with little to no competition.

Below are a few ideas;

  • Health and wellness

  • Hobby niches

  • Romance niches

  • Wealth and money

  • Health and wellness

Find the Right Affiliate Programs

Affiliate programs are a relationship where a merchant pays you for sending traffic to their blog.

You either get paid for the traffic, a purchase, or the clicks to a link leading to the merchant’s website.

Affiliate Programs are divided into two:

I. High-Volume Low Paying Affiliate Programs

These are affiliate programs with low payment but with high mass appeal. A good example is physical products that are bought by millions.

For example, the commission should be around $10 for a phone worth $200, quite a small gain, but many commissions can be received with just one product.

An excellent example of high-volume low-payment affiliate programs is Amazon, the world’s largest Ecommerce site. 

If this is what you think you can do, you can make money with the Amazon Associates affiliate program.

II. High-Paying Low Volume Affiliate Programs

These affiliate programs have high affiliate commission but with less volume.

They can give you commissions up to 40%. The least you can make is $100 to as high as $1000 for a single product.

Some of the high-paying low volume affiliate programs are recurring programs. This means that you get a regular monthly commission.

The best recurring affiliate programs are software products like Clickfunnels, which has a recurring commission of 40%. Bluehost is also an excellent frequent affiliate program.

But there is a catch.

Since these programs give top-dollar commissions, they attract experts in affiliate marketing. These are marketers with vast experience and who know the trade well. I wouldn’t advise it if you’re a beginner.

Still, with affiliate marketing, you can make millions like Pat Flynn. Here is a screenshot of his monthly earnings.

2. Optimize Your Skills and Become a Highly Sought-after Freelancer

Remote jobs are now growing like never before. According to this study by Flexjobs, 3.4% of the US population is working remotely.

There’s also been a record 159% growth rate in remote jobs since the last decade.

Well, what do I mean with remote jobs? These are jobs you do from a non-traditional office environment. It could mean working from your favorite coffee shop, your home office, or even the park.

The most popular sites to get freelance jobs are:

I. FlexJobs

Here are some remote jobs you can get via Flexjobs.

The platform provides online jobs from over 50 career fields that you can do from home.

Sign up to Flexjobs and start working today.

II. Upwork

Upwork is the largest freelance site today. Personally, I started doing freelance writing jobs in Upwork. I couldn’t recommend it more when starting your work-from-home venture.

What makes it exciting is that it’s easy to get jobs in writing, graphic design, data entry, editing, and customer support.

If you are good at what you do, you could be like Walter Akolo,, who is now a top-rated plus writer and has earned thousands of dollars.

III. Fiverr

With the Fiverr platform, you can sell anything. Seriously, I mean anything.

You can even create a gig to sing to your buyer happy birthday songs for five bucks.

This seller will scream your name into a bush for five dollars. (and some people are actually buying this gig)

But I’m not saying you should start selling bizarre services. Find a good skill and sell it to willing buyers.

If you have an in-demand virtual skill like resume writing, you could become a millionaire on Fiverr.

3. Become A Celebrity with a YouTube Channel

Did you know that 81% of people aged between 15-25 years use YouTube? Moreover, Youtube gets 2-billion monthly users, with over 30 million visitors per day.

Hey! That’s more than a quarter of the world’s population.

It means that the easiest way to become famous and get stinking rich in an “instant” is to become a YouTube star.

To create a YouTube channel, the first thing to choose is your niche and your target audience. This divides YouTube content into two.

I. Educational Content

The phrase “how to” is growing by 70% every year.  Therefore, educational content would be a good idea to start with.

Are you good at playing the keyboard, freelance writing, or crocheting? You can show some people your secrets with a YouTube channel.

II. Entertainment Content

People love to get entertained. We love to laugh, smile, and swim in that cloud of euphoria. It’s one of the main reasons people spend at least 2½ hours on social media every day.

If you are a comedian, gamer, a prankster, or a musician, YouTube is ready to give you all the views that will make you a star.

There are more ways you can entertain people with YouTube. Just go crazy and think of something.

How Much Can You Make as a YouTube Star?

Creating a youtube channel is as easy as cooking a batch of chocolate chip cookies; but growing your following and monetizing it is the biggest challenge.

A few tips for growing your YouTube channel include;

  • Creating videos around a specific keyword to drive traffic to your channel

  • Promoting your videos on other social channels

  • Use impressive thumbnails

  • Upload Videos frequently

  • Post-High-quality videos

So how much are you paid for all that?

It’s just a few years ago that Youtube brought more stringent measures to its monetization policy. Initially, you had to have at least 10,000 views to join the YouTube partner program.

You must now have 4,000 hours of views and 1,000 subscribers to start making money with ads. These are the thresholds for entering the YouTube Partnership Program.

If you make it, you’ll start making money, depending on the views you get. YouTube uses the old advertising strategy, which means the more views you get, the more money goes to your bank account.

Ideally, YouTube will pay you between $2-$4 for a video with 1000 views! Not much?

Well, you are at liberty to create the number of videos you want. If you post 30 videos every month with 20,000 views each, that’s a clean $2,000+. What if your videos start hitting millions of views?

4. Start a Successful Podcast

Podcasts are on fire now like never before. According to this study, 37% of Americans listen to podcasts every month. That’s almost the same number of people who go to church.

Because of this, content marketers are shifting to podcasts. The good thing is that the listeners don’t bring their ears only; they also come with their money.

Do you know John Lee Dumas? Let me tell you his story.

Like you right now, he was trapped in the 9-5 job abyss for years. He did everything he could, but still got stuck. He didn’t get the freedom he wanted.

One day as he was listening to the radio in his car, he thought, “Hey! Why isn’t there a podcast that can run seven days a week like the radio?”

This question became the tipping point in his life.

With the massive base of entrepreneur friends he had on his list, he started a 7-day podcast to interview entrepreneurs.

Years down the line, his podcast has hosted huge names like Tony Robbins, Barbara Corcoran, Seth Godin, and many more.

John is comfortably making over $200,000 every month through his Entrepreneurs on the Fire Podcast Show.

You can have a similar story in a couple of months, not years.

Think about it for a moment.

The exciting thing is that the podcast market is growing exponentially. Moreover, starting a podcast has never been easier.

How to Start a Podcast

It’s not like you’ll need a whole radio station to start your podcast. You only need a microphone, laptop, audio, and call recording software if you are starting at the lower end.

The next thing you’ll need is a podcasting hosting. They’re so many, but I’d recommend Buzzsprout. The hosting gives you a $20 Amazon gift card for signing up.

You’ll also need a podcast description, covert art and name. These should be as descriptive as possible.

Now, it’s time to take your show live on air. Get some guests involved. Try to look for influential people to kickstart your podcast as you gather your audience.

Once you have a pool of listeners, put up an email outreach campaign, and familiarise yourself with your fans.

Explain what your podcast is all about, who you are, and the kind of topics you’ll be talking about.

How to Monetize your Podcast

You’ve already amassed your first hundred listeners and have put up fantastic shows? Good! It’s time to get a reward for your hard work.

The fact remains that the larger audience you have, the higher amount you’ll make. So take time to grow your audience.

Here are a few ways to monetize your blog.

  • Putting on live shows

  • Selling your products

  • Asking for donations

  • Creating paid membership tiers

  • Selling sponsorships or adds

5. Become a Copywriter

Here is a secret I’ve come to learn. Writers don’t make money- well, most writers. You can become a content writer, fiction writer, but you’ll have to work your butt off to make a living.

But if you want to make good money promoting products, then copywriting is your forte.

So what’s copywriting?

I’ll start with a quote from the copywriting god David Ogilvy.

 “Your job is not to write copy. Your job is to know your visitors, customers, and prospects so well, you understand the situation they’re in right now, where they’d like to be, and exactly how your solution can and will get them to their ideal self.”

Copywriting is the process of writing proportional materials for a product. The words that the copywriters write is meant to sell the product.

As a result, this makes copywriting the most in-demand and high paying job in the writing industry.

You can write emails, landing pages, advertisements, catalogs, billboards, brochures, web copy, and social media content.

How to get started as a Copywriter

Like any other freelance writing career, you need a laptop, internet connection, and in this case – creativity, which is the backbone of copywriting.

You don’t need a college degree or years of experience. I’ve had many stories of copywriters who are now making 6 – 7 figures through copywriting.

But before you start, you need somewhere to put your foot, of course.

Some people will advise you to take Dan Lok’s courses (which are way too expensive in my view).

But there are plenty of trainers who will give you the same advice for a fraction of that money. Besides, you can get impressive Copywriting courses on Udemy for an affordable amount.

As you grow in the art, your name in the industry will also grow. Before you know it, companies will be looking for you to promote their products.

6. Sell Your Photographs

Photography is no longer boring as it was a few years ago. People don’t take photographs to store in their albums anymore. Businesses, too, want pictures for their online marketing campaign.

So if you are a photographer and know how to take captivating shots, this might be the perfect way to make money online.

What do you need? A camera, computer, and superb photography skills.

Here are a few ideas to make money with your photos

• Sell Your Travel Photos

Do you love traveling too? Then, you can make money with the photos you took in Thailand.

There is an increased demand for original content for magazines. These magazines won’t send photographers to every country. They’ll sure get some help with your photos for a couple hundreds of dollars.

You can  also sell your photos to travel agencies, airlines, tour operators, or local magazines.

It’s even better if you are a writer. You can provide complete packages with photos. Both the write-up and the picture should have a powerful story behind it.

• Sell Stock Photos

Stock photos are on the rise, and it’s the main income stream for most photographers that make money online.

Today, every blogger, marketing agency, company, and publications need photos to beautify their websites and articles.

Some of the places you can sell your stock photos are:

• Share the Photos on Instagram

Instagram is the only social media site where photography rules. It’s all about communicating with the world using images. And it’s an excellent opportunity to make money from home.

You’ll just need to post your best photos on your page and add a link that allows businesses to buy it from a third-party site.

• Make and Sell a Travel Guide Book

Back to travelling, but this time you create an ebook with photos of the places you have visited.

The ebook should be a comprehensive photo guide of the places you’ve visited with a few travel tips. You then sell the ebook on amazon kindle.

7. Start an Amazon FBA Business

There are probably hundreds of places you sell your products. Can you name a few? Well, we have Etsy, eBay, Amazon, etc.

But today, I’ll speak about selling on Amazon FBA business as it’s the most promising platform to start with if everything goes right.

Amazon FBA (Fulfilled by Amazon) is where you act as a “seller.” You choose the products you want to promote, look for a supplier, order the package, and ship it.

You don’t manufacture the products or store them. Amazon does the storage in one of the many fulfillment centers they have around the country.

Is Amazon FBA Business Profitable?

I also sell on Amazon and I make a decent revenue, but I know a few guys making real good money with it. A good example is Jessica Larrew and her family, who have now made over $100,000 in profit.

Marvin is also an inspiration to many aspiring FBA business owners. A dream of making an extra $500-$1000 per month turned into a 10,000 per month venture in less than four months. Read his full story here.

Below is a screenshot of Marvin’s Amazon FBA current stats. This is very impressive!

With all the hype, selling on Amazon FBA is not for the faint-hearted. Let that sink in for a moment.

You have to invest lots of money and give it many hours before you start getting results.

Moreover, you won’t make good money if you aren’t selling highly profitable products. Some items are not suited for the platform. You might end up losing more money than you should be getting back.

Here are some of the most profitable products to start with.

  • Baby products

  • Jewelry and accessories

  • Exercise clothing and accessories

  • Electronic devices and accessories

How to Get started with Amazon FBA

Due to the influx of buyers on the platform, It has become much easier to set up your Amazon FBA business.

With as little as $500, you are good to go. Below are the most critical steps to take when launching your FBA venture.

1. Picking a Profitable Product

People love to get entertained. We love to laugh, smile, and swim in that cloud of euphoria. It’s one of the main reasons people spend at least 2½ hours on social media every day.

If you are a comedian, gamer, a prankster, or a musician, YouTube is ready to give you all the views that will make you a star.

There are more ways you can entertain people with YouTube. Just go crazy and think of something.

2. Source the Product

Creating a youtube channel is as easy as cooking a batch of chocolate chip cookies; but growing your following and monetizing it is the biggest challenge.

A few tips for growing your YouTube channel include;

3. Market! Market! Market!

The first two steps will amount to nothing if you don’t market the product.

It’s here that you’ll need to put a website, write epic product descriptions (or hire a writer). Here are a few tips to help you market your products.

Once you have marketed the hell out of you, wait for the results and market again. Amazon FBA business requires that you sit your butt down and work, but you’ll love the rewards.

8. Launch a Dropshipping Business

Dropshipping and Amazon FBA follow the same theme but have different operating procedures.

In Amazon FBA, you are doing everything from sourcing the product to shipping it to the customer. The only things you don’t do is manufacturing and storing the product.

Sounds like it’s a lot of work?

If so, you might be compatible with dropshipping. Here is how it works.

  • You build an ecommerce website and upload pictures of the products you want to “sell.” This step requires a massive marketing campaign.
  • A customer sees your product and buys it from your site. You give the customer a few days for the delivery and contact your manufacturer. (Your dropshipping supplier).
  • The supplier delivers the product to the customer, and you get a commission for the sale.

An excellent example of a dropshipping company is Wayfair.

The company has grown exponentially and even hit 35% growth over a couple of years. During the pandemic, the company doubled, surging its shares to 37%.

One of their biggest successes is getting a $4 million dollar revenue for one day of work.

I know what you are thinking now.  I can’t start a big company like Wayfair. You’re right. But let’s take another example.

Meet Irwin Dominguez from San Diego.

A few years ago, Irwin was just a local marketing consultant with empty pockets even after receiving his paycheck. He couldn’t take this nightmare anymore and resigned from his soul-sucking job.

With the skills he acquired, he started a dropshipping company. He focused on Facebook ads as his primary marketing strategy.

And yes, he lost most of his profits, but he says it was worth it.

Just after 12 months of launching the business, Irwin had hit over $1 million in returns. On a good day, he hits $30,000 and $10,000 on a bad day.

His advice to newbie dropshippers is to find a popular product and have a mechanism that can keep up with the influx of demands. Read his story (with a bunch of other great dropshippers).

Why a Dropshipping Business?

Dropshipping is a low-risk venture. You don’t incur manufacturing and transportation costs as you’re an intermediary. The only thing you’ll pay for is the products you sell to paying customers.

You also don’t have to work your back off. You can do your day job and spend the evening doing it as a side-hustle. The opportunities are more than enough. You just need to make the first move.

9. Start a Coaching and Consulting Firm

A consultant is someone with vast experience or an expert in a particular field who offers advice to an individual or company.

According to the International Coaching Federation, coaching is a “partnership with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.”

If you think this is a diminishing industry, you’re wrong. The industry in the US is now at $1 billion dollar and is still growing.

I have been following Chaz Morales on Facebook, and I got piqued with the kind of revenue he generates from his coaching business.

Some of his students have inspiring results too. Check the page out to get incredible stories.

Tips to start a Coaching and Consulting Firm

• Strengthen Your Skills first

Are you a freelancer, accountant, or digital marketer? Great! Become an expert before you start a consulting or coaching firm.

And you don’t become an expert if you earn seven figures. You become an expert after working with many clients successfully and understanding the trade well.

“Experts were once amateurs who kept practicing.”

Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words.

Businesses hire you to help them solve the problems they can’t solve. Otherwise, they wouldn’t have engaged you.

This means that you have to get intensive knowledge in your niche before you consider yourself a coach or consultant.

• Ask Yourself if you Need a Specific Certification

This doesn’t apply to every niche. A good example is a fundraising consultant ( I also got surprised that you can become a fundraising consultant) doesn’t require an official consultation.

In other cases, you must register with the National Society of consultants to get approved before you start working.

• Get the Right Tools

You need a website. A website should cost you at least $300 plus a good hosting like Bluehost. It goes for $2.95/month on the lowest plan.

You also need business cards, a business bank account,  and an accountant to do your taxes.

Get the right software that’ll keep your business moving. You can get web-based software like mightyrecruiter, ZipRecruiter, and post jobs. This software helps you save time and concentrate applicants into one room.

10. Develop an App or Software

There is an insatiable desire for apps and software like never before.

Source: WhaTech

As technology continues to evolve, there are more than enough opportunities to create software and apps to improve life quality.

There are many reasons to develop an app. These include:

  • When there is an existing problem you think an app will solve

  • When you have a game idea that people will love

  • You want to put your coding skills into action and make money

If you build a software that meets people’s pain points, they’ll be more than happy to buy it and refer it to their friends.

A good example is slack, a team communication software. It rose to fame and is now a billion-dollar company after two years of operation.

Now, here is where it gets exciting.

90% of the apps you use are built with established companies. Do you think you can outplay them? I’ll agree that it will be hard.

But here is the game-changer. Individual developers earned over $20 Billion in 2016. What did they do?

They created and marketed their softwares on Google and Apple Play store. And as I said, when the public sees it’s a good app, they will beg you to take their money.

Do you think developing an app is hard? Not really. I’ve talked with a few developers before, and I was surprised by their answer.

I stole a few tips that might help you get started.

I. Generate an Idea

You can’t create something non-existent in your mind. If you already have something in mind, then you are more than ready to get started. If not, check this ultimate guide on how to generate an idea for an app/software.

II. Do an In-depth Market Research

Just like any other startup, you need to have a complete overview of the market. Ask yourself.  What is your target audience? What is the age group? What are their needs?

It’s essential to do this in advance. Otherwise, you’ll be wasting your money and time on a software/app that the public won’t love.

III. Market Your App Like your Life Depends on it

There are many steps you’ll take before you reach here. This is a critical one though, as it will determine how the app will perform in the market.

Start by having a substantial digital presence on many marketing platforms. Promote your app on social media channels like Facebook, Instagram, and email companies that might help your software. You can also create tutorial videos and upload them on YouTube.

Developing an app/software might be a bit hectic when starting.  But the results it brings are way beyond your imagination. It’s worth taking the risk.

11. Create and Sell High-Value Online Courses

Are you an expert in something? Do you like sharing your knowledge with other people?

For example, you might be an expert copywriter, you have a successful Amazon FBA business, or you’ve already hit seven figures with your dropshipping business.

It’s time to package your secret-ideas and create a high-value course. It’s a sure way to sky-rocket your business by sharing your expertise for a fee.

Besides, it’s one of the best methods experts are making money online today. Instead of struggling to become a coach, simply create an excellent course and teach people the strategies you used to succeed.

I can give you an excellent example of Spencer Mecham, a top-earner of Clickfunnels affiliate program and one of the best affiliate marketers in the world.

After becoming a member of the two-comma club and getting a car with Clickfunnels get your dream car challenge, he started a course on making the most money with the Clickfunnels affiliate program on buildpreneneur.

His course goes for $897, and thousands of students have already enrolled. How much do you think he makes?

The building, launching, and marketing a course is no walk in the park. It’ll take you long hours and even fail in some cases.

The good thing is that the earning potential is over the roofs. Wait till your course becomes popular that you’ll start seeing the results of your hard work.

12. Make Money Doing Online Surveys

We are now at number 12. You still don’t have the best idea about how to make money online yet? Taking surveys must be the deal-breaker.

Imagine relaxing on your couch with your favorite snack as you make money by answering simple questions. There is no doubt that online surveys are the easiest way to make money from home.

And I get it; it’s not the ideal solution to make a life-long career. But it can come in handy when you need fast cash.

Most survey sites will pay you between $1 to $20 for a complete piece. I know this is small but you can take as many surveys as you can.

I was going through a conversation on Quora and was surprised by the hidden treasures of online surveys. Some guys have earned $200-$300 per month for working 1-2 hours per day. Check out the conversation here.

Best Survey Sites to Make Money from Home

1. Survey Junkie

Survey junkie is the most popular and legitimate online survey site. If you doubt this survey thing, trust me, this is the best site you can start with.

Opening an account is free and you can sign up with your Facebook or Google account to start working. They’ll match you with a survey based on your preferences.

The awards are in points for each survey. A survey may get you between 50 to 450 points depending on the complexity. It will take you 1000 points to get 1 dollar.

Using the site is effortless, and you easily earn points; in fact, filling your profile gives starter points.

2. PrizeRebel

Prize rebel is also an excellent platform to make money online by doing surveys.

Signing up is quick. It’ll take you around 5-10 minutes. I prefer Prizerebel because it provides lots of surveys that take a short time to complete.

What’s even better? Their payment is in 24 hours. This means that you can easily make $80 in a day if you need fast cash and have the whole day free.

They pay via Paypal, gift cards, Amazon, bitcoin, or even direct bank deposits.

3. Swagbucks

If you need a survey site that gives you more than enough options to make money online, Swagbuck is your go-to guy.

You can make money by shopping online, watching videos, reading online articles, looking for trial offers, and even researching the web. Besides, you can make money to share your opinions on a matter.

If you invest 10-20 minutes every day, you can walk away with $0.52, equivalent to one survey. The more you do, the more money you get.

4. InboxDollars

InboxDollars isn’t a site to make money doing online surveys only. You can complete other tasks like playing games, downloading coupons, and searching the web for a small fee.

Most guys say that the site doesn’t pay much, but you can still give it a shot.

13. Join a Remote Company and Make Money in your Pyjamas

The world is going digital. Many companies are looking for ways to make their employees work from home. Why? They want to cut costs and make work more convenient for their employees.

Most of the tips I’ve given above are more about self-employment models where you choose when to work and how much to make.

Joining a remote company is a different venture. It’s the best option if you want to fine-tune your career and start working full time online.

You don’t need years of experience either. Most companies focus on your ability to deliver above their expectations.

The most in-demand positions for remote jobs are virtual assistant, customer support, software designer, and accountant.

If you think this might work for you, check out this list of the best companies that allow remote working.

For more research, you can visit the following websites. They present remote positions for companies looking for part-time or full-time remote workers.

  • Upload Videos frequently

14. Start a Social Media Marketing Agency

Social media started as a way of connecting with friends and making jokes. And it went well for some time, but it has now taken a sudden shift.

Entrepreneurs see this as the perfect opportunity to connect with their target market. Why? Over 3.5 billion people use social media. That’s almost half of the total human race.

As a result, many businesses rushed to this new goldmine. However, it soon became a burden to manage their social media accounts. It’s at that point that you come in and help them do the “tweeting, sharing, and pinning.”

So what will you do as a Social Media Marketer?

Good question.

Social media managers have different kinds of tasks they can handle depending on their skill level. The most popular social media marketing tasks include;

  • Setting up social media accounts

  • Scrutinizing clients goals and creating surefire marketing strategies

  • Increasing the number of followers

  • Act as a customer representative to the client

  • Tracking results and doing marketing analysis

  • Posting graphics and texts on behalf of the business

Starting A Social Media Marketing Agency

Becoming a social media marketer doesn’t require education but skills and experience. And you don’t need a huge capital.

You won’t be creating physical products but offering a service. You are better off with at least $500.

The most crucial step when starting is getting inspiration from influencers. For instance, Tai Lopez is one of the most successful social media marketers. He has lots of tips that can help you.

When you feel you’re ready to hit the road, the next thing you’ll focus on is getting your most preferred niche. Why? You won’t make money if you enter a very competitive niche. Weigh the options.

The next step is building a robust portfolio from some of the clients you’ve already landed. It doesn’t only show you aren’t new in the game but also validates your agency.

If you get these three steps right, you won’t have a problem with bagging clients. You’ll learn the rest on the way.

It’s also advisable that you take a social media marketing course like social media certification from Hubspot. The course will sharpen your skills on how to attract customers and build a brand in your niche.

How to be On top of your game in Social Media Marketing

Becoming a social media marketer doesn’t require education but skills and experience. And you don’t need a huge capital.

You won’t be creating physical products but offering a service. You are better off with at least $500.

The most crucial step when starting is getting inspiration from influencers. For instance, Tai Lopez is one of the most successful social media marketers. He has lots of tips that can help you.

When you feel you’re ready to hit the road, the next thing you’ll focus on is getting your most preferred niche. Why? You won’t make money if you enter a very competitive niche. Weigh the options.

The next step is building a robust portfolio from some of the clients you’ve already landed. It doesn’t only show you aren’t new in the game but also validates your agency.

If you get these three steps right, you won’t have a problem with bagging clients. You’ll learn the rest on the way.

It’s also advisable that you take a social media marketing course like social media certification from Hubspot. The course will sharpen your skills on how to attract customers and build a brand in your niche.

  • BE CONSISTENT: Social media marketing is an ongoing thing. You have to keep your client base for the long haul. Consistency is the key to strengthen your client’s relationship.
  • GIVE IT YOUR BEST SHOT: You won’t have the best analytics when starting. Don’t give up. It’ll take time before you start seeing things going your way.
  • GIVE VALUE: Don’t show that you’re promoting a product. People get pissed off when they see that nothing is in it for them. Mix in some company cultural posts with a few promotional offers occasionally.

15. Make Money Flipping Websites

Website flipping is the act of buying a website, improving it, and selling it at a higher price to make a profit. In this era where websites are a real thing, this can be a robust method to make money online in your free time.

Why is website-flipping a thing? Well, you know that starting a blog and growing it to be big and successful isn’t easy. Besides, Google favors websites with authority, which is a pain in the flesh.

Website flipping is an easy way to get something already cooked. You can then transform it into a money-minting machine.

Can you make money as a website flipper?

Oh yeah! If not, I wouldn’t have included it in this list.

But the sky is always the limit for website flippers. Your experience in the game will give you the upper hand to earn a lot of money.

You can quickly get $500 as a beginner and up to $5000 when you’re an established flipper.

The amount you’ll make depends on the following factors.

  • YOUR STATS: The first things a buyer will ask you are the number of visitors the website records and the amount of money it brings every month. With this information, you can calculate the value of the website to arrive at a consensus.
  • THE WEBSITE’S HISTORY: A ten-year-old website will cost more than a one-year-old website. Old websites have a stronger name and identity than new ones.
  • NATURE OF THE SITE: Not all the sites will make you much money when selling. For instance, news websites aren’t good to start with. On the other end, websites that offer Amazon products make the most money.

Marketplaces to Buy and Sell Websites

Here are the most popular places to buy and sell websites as a beginner. We’ll just skim through some of them to get an idea. Visit the websites for more information.

1. Exchange

This is Shopify’s marketplace where you can buy and sell a website. Signing up is simple and straightforward. It won’t take you more than ten minutes to create a public or private listing.

2. Empire Flippers

Empire flippers is a popular website marketplace to start your website flipping venture. The process is simple which makes it easy to buy and sell a website. You’ll just need to fill the form on the site, pay the listing fee, and wait to be contacted by a seller.

The good thing about empire flippers is that they are mainly focused on affordable websites.

You can get a website going for a couple of hundred bucks with a rewarding revenue. I couldn’t recommend this more.

3. Flippa

Flippa is one of the best places to start your website flipping venture. The platform lists over 5000 businesses every day and has exchanged over $400 millions in sales since it began operating.

FAQs on How To Make Money Online

What are the quickest ways to make money online?

I get it. Most of the tips I shared will probably take some time before getting you results.

If you need quick money right now, the best place to start would be taking surveys. Upwork is also an excellent place to get some fast gigs.

How do you get jobs quickly on Upwork? Look for less-competitive jobs, write killer proposals targeting the client and you’ll always bag in jobs.

One more thing about getting fast cash. You can sell the stuff you don’t use on Craiglist.

If all options don’t work, take a personal loan. But this should be your last resort. Give your best on the other options. I’ve talked about how you can make fast cash on another post. Check here.

Can I quit my day job now and start making money online

Yes and no.

This is the advice I give to people. Making money online is just like any other business. If it’s not super-profitable yet, keep your day job.

But when your online revenue overtakes your monthly paycheck, then it’s time to take the jump. But, if your day job is horrible and you can’t take it anymore, drop everything and follow your passion till you make it.

How much money can you make working online?

There is no limit to how much you can earn working online. It all depends on your hard work and how bad you want to stop borrowing from relatives.

Most online workers who made it easily make 6 figures. Have a look at Ryan Robbinsons earnings from his blog. Others even make millions of dollars every year.

Source: ryrob.com

And you know what? These aren’t special in any way.

Take a look at this, for example.

John Morrow is one of my best mentors. This guy can’t move any part of his body except the face, but his writing will move every part of your body. He easily earns $200,000 every month as a full time blogger.

Which way of making money online is the best?

I’ll counter with another question. Which career is the best? Medicine, aviation, or engineering?

It depends on your passions. If you can’t stand reading a whole paragraph and you don’t know how you’ve reached this far, you can’t be a copywriter or blogger.

But if you’re always looking for product ideas you could sell, then dropshipping or Amazon FBA business might be your forte. As you see, it depends on your tastes and preferences.

Final Thoughts on How to Make Money Online

Now you know.

If you’ve been asking how you can make money online, you have more options to choose from.

I have used some of these tips, and that’s how I provide for my family. Besides, there are many stories of people out there making money online and travelling the world full-time.

Before I let you go, I‘d like to give you one final piece of advice.

Making money online isn’t a fairytale. It’s just like any typical business, and you must work hard to get some results.

Don’t sit your… butt down and think that some miracle will happen and you’ll become rich overnight.

Sit down, count the cost, and begin working.

Do you have more tips you think I’ve left? Let me know in the comment section.

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