Last Updated on June 24, 2020

3 Major Ways To Make Money Online


Regardless of age, location, or background, the internet has opened up a lot of opportunities for people to build online businesses that will enable them to earn extra money every month. To start making money online, you have to understand that there is no online get-rich-quick scheme.

Any money-making venture done online requires putting in your time, effort, sweat, and even tears. The same way the internet has created opportunity is the way it has also created competition.

Still interested in making money online? Here are a few ways to earning a long term, real, sustainable income online.

Start a Blog and Use Affiliate Marketing

You can make money online by starting a blog. It involves finding out an area you are interested in and building an audience around it. By starting a blog, affiliate marketing can be used to generate an income. Affiliate marketing means selling another person product by referring them to their online store. Now you can refer people by creating content that is valuable to people looking for a specific product and then send them to where they can purchase it. For each purchase made by any of your referrals, you get a predetermined percentage.

Although learning the ropes of starting a blog can be extensive work, it is an incredible way to make money online in the long term.

Start an eCommerce Site

Another way to earn money online is by starting an online store (eCommerce site). Everyone would rather buy stuff online than having to go to the market or store for themselves. Just like starting a blog, you also have to find your niche. Websites like Shopify has also made it easy to build customizable eCommerce sites.

You can also sell products by using the drop shipping method. Dropshipping involves you partnering with the manufacturer or wholesaler of any product you choose to sell. You do not have to stock the products, you only need to advertise it. When an order comes in, you simply transfer the order and shipping details to the manufacturer.

Start a YouTube Channel

Many people visit YouTube to either entertain themselves or educate themselves. What most people don’t know is you can make money online by starting a YouTube channel. YouTube channel revolves around the traditional advertising system. This means you make more money as you get more viewers. The YouTube partner program enables you to include ads on your videos once you’ve hit the 1,000 subscriber mark and 4,000 hours of view time. For every 1,000 views on your video, you will make between $2 – $4. It might seem like a lot, but imagine having 100 videos with 5,000 views in a month. That’s having $1,000 – $2,000. Just think of when your videos start hitting a million views. All I see is $$$$$.

Of course, making money online is not limited to the ways listed. It is just the most popular ways to make money online these days.

If you can put in the work required, you too can start making money online. The question is… are you ready to put in the extra effort?

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