If you’ve been wondering what are the best ways you can earn money online. Then this article would give you a couple of helpful ideas on how to do it.
I have been working online for many years now. Working from home has so many perks indeed. One of them in particular is having a lot of your free time just browsing around the internet for any topics that might interest you.
In my case, I have always been fascinated in learning more ways I can maximize my income while working at home.
Even though I am a full-time Web Developer already. I am still looking for more ways to earn money online. Reason behind is I want to earn as much as possible so my loved ones will be financially secured in the event that something unfortunate happens to me.
The good news is, there are actually so many ways available now for you to earn money online. In this particular blog post. I will tell you everything that will surely result in reasonable and steady supply of income.
Like I said, reasonable and steady supply of income so I am not including online jobs that lets you earn cents while working a full hour.
Here are the best ways you can earn money online in 2018.
1. Working as Freelancer
I myself is an Upwork freelancer. I’m not one of the pioneers but you could say that I am one of the oldest members. Dating way back when it was still called oDesk. I got thousands of hours logged now working as a full-time web developer for the past 9 years.
You don’t need to be a developer to work on Upwork. There are tons of categories for you to choose from depending on what you can do.
The easiest one for instance is being a Virtual Assistant. If you are handy in Microsoft Office applications then you will find many clients that will need your assistance.
Another is if you got a very good command of the English language and a stable internet connection. You can apply as a Customer tech support. You don’t even need to learn the technical details beforehand as they will train you and give you ready made replies.
If you are good at writing articles, you can also apply as a writer for blog websites. They will likely give you a topic and a minimum word count.
If you are very good in using Photoshop or Sketch you could also apply as a Graphic Designer.
All in all, whatever talent you have. You will most certainly find someone who needs your services in Upwork.
More about this later. I am going to write another article for tips on how to become successful at Upwork.
2. Creating Your Own Website
For many people, it looks impossible to create their own website. But I can say that in 2018, this is not the case anymore.
There are so many services now like Wix.com and Squarespace.com which lets you create websites easily. Just a few forms to fill, some taps or drags here and there and voila, you got yourself a website.
I am not saying that it will be a walk in the park easy. I am saying that it will be a watch a few guide videos easy.
Many also thinks that running their own website is expensive but this is also not true anymore.
For instance, this website only cost me $14 to get up and running plus $8 for the SSL Certificate which is only optional. You don’t have to purchase SSL Certificate if you don’t want it. It also just costs me $3 per month to maintain.
After you get your site up and running. You will want to monetize it. Start signing up for Google AdSense and affiliate programs so you can start monetizing your website.
Another way though is if you have a product or service to sell. You can now easily install eCommerce plugins or themes. Then sell your product or service to your visitors.
3. YouTube & Twitch
Honestly I want to make this number 1 as this looks like the easiest one for people to get into. Super accessible for anybody. You just need a camera, a couple of extra batteries and patience to video what you love doing.
Not only that, looking at the statistics, YouTube has now surpassed the Google Search in terms of the number of searches.
This means more people are using YouTube and searching for answers to their questions in there. So we can all agree that this market is very huge and booming.
If you find yourself passionate about something, whether it’s in sports, e-sports, video games, playing guitar, singing, dancing, repairing car, you’re into house DIYs, riding motorcycle, riding cars, unboxing or reviewing toys and so on.
Chances are there are millions of people out there who would love to watch you do what you do best.
Just be prepared to learn editing videos or better get yourself a video editor so you can focus on your stuff. And hey, you just gave someone else a job as well.
4. Social Media
There is actually a good chance for you to earn a lot if you are able to fully utilize the Social Media.
One particular way of doing so is having a product or service and building a community who are interested in this product or service.
For instance you can create a Facebook group, and in this particular group you can sell your products or service to your members.
My wife, for instance, have some friends who utilize the Facebook group feature to sell clothing to its members. The customer just needs to message the seller directly through the messenger and the seller will send the product over through mail.
As soon as the customer received the product, he/she will comment confirming a successful transaction.
Once you start getting people in the group. Be prepared to get some help as sooner or later your group will blow up. It’s really surprising how people easily follow groups they find interesting nowadays.
More Ways to Earn Online
The ways I mentioned above are actually profitable based on your ability, product, service or having something you are very passionate about. For most of us, these methods would be enough.
However I actually learned of other ways you can earn money online but these next ones will require you to have a capital. But not just any kind of capital, a capital that you can afford to lose.
However, if you learned to master it and if you are willing dedicate dozens or hundreds of hours learning the craft. These other ways will surely result to your another source of steady income.
I will write it in another post as I want to make sure I write a warning on top of it and explained it clearly.
Read about more ways you can earn money online in 2018 in this article.