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A Beginner’s Guide to Making Money Online

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Charles Camisasca

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The internet is such an amazing place, isn’t it? You can learn new skills, practice yoga, or watch cat videos. You can also make a lot of money if you know where to look.

Millions of people are making money online, why aren’t you one of them? You cannot beat the nomadic lifestyle that comes with earning a living online. If you work smart, this could be you.

If you’re interested in learning how to make money online, stick around. Read our informative guide below to get the ball rolling. Before you know it, you’ll start an online business and rake in the cash.

Dropshipping

One of the most tried and true methods of making money online is dropshipping.

Dropshipping is where a customer buys a product from you. All of the storing, handling, packaging, and shipping is done by the supplier. You keep a profit from the sale and you pay wholesale for the item.

The beauty is that you have so many products you can add to your online store without the need for a warehouse. To set your store up for success, you’ll want to master the dropshipping advertising space.

Print on Demand

If you’re a graphic designer looking to start an online business, you ought to try your hand at printing on demand. As you design, you can develop a brand for yourself that others will start to recognize and love.

Similar to dropshipping, you won’t have to worry about storing and shipping the products yourself. For the packages themselves, you can add your brands’ labels. Popular online money-making sites in the print-on-demand space are Printify and Printful.

To promote your unique clothing brand seek out Instagram influencers.

Affiliate Marketing

You don’t have to reinvent the wheel when learning how to make money online. Affiliate marketing remains one of the best ways to do so. Almost any online company you can become an affiliate for including Amazon, Uber, and Shopify.

The way it works is by being a savvy marketer in a sense. Through the promotion of these brands’ products and services, you earn a commission from the sales you generate.

If you’re worried about generating enough sales from this model, rest assured you can promote several brands in a single blog post. If you focus on creating quality content on your blog, you will be helping your side hustle in the long run. You want to strike the right balance of providing value to people and adding in those affiliate links.

YouTube Career

YouTube is such a behemoth if you’re interested in making money online. Some well-known YouTubers can make millions of dollars.

You want your focus to be on your audience. It can be helpful to carve out a specific niche for yourself, but broad can bode well for you too. You want enough of an umbrella that you don’t get too stagnant in your creative work.

You want to either educate or entertain your YouTube audience. Can you review products, teach a skill, perform pranks? Make sure you have a catchy title and thumbnail to entice people to click.

Once you reach 1,000 subscribers with your channel, you’ll be able to monetize your videos with YouTube ads. Once you get the creative itch, it will be such a positive creative outlet for you. This is why Youtube remains one of the best online money-making sites.

Be an Influencer

As an extension of your YouTube career, you could grow and become an influencer. When thinking about making money online as an influencer, Instagram and TikTok are other apps you’ll want to use. Popular influencers on these platforms are known to make 6 figures of income.

Sponsored posts are the name of the game for athletes, “ceWEBrities”, and singers.

On a smaller scale, you can still earn a living if you become popular enough. Learn how to build your followers. Once you gain enough exposure you can start charging for sponsored posts, sell products, and promote your speaking gigs.

Online Course

Do you know a lot about a specific subject? If so, you ought to start an online business teaching. If you create a popular course, you can expect to receive thousands of dollars for your work.

Online money-making websites in this space are Udemy and Skillshare. Before you sign up to teach, you’ll want to take a few courses and see what you can take away from them.

What did the reviews say? How can you emulate or improve upon what they’re teaching? What approach can you bring to your expertise?

For a site like Udemy, you won’t have to do much promotion once the course is live. It doesn’t hurt to run ads and promote the course on your blog or social media though.

Go Freelance

What are your transferable skills? Is there a skill you could use to sell to potential clients? If you’re a writer, illustrator, videographer, photographer, or developer, you ought to consider freelancing.

Apply to many online money-making sites such as Fiverr, Freelancer, and Upwork. The more you can put yourself out there to potential clients, the better. Over time you’ll establish a client base that will keep coming back to you for more work.

Making money online as a freelancer is such a rewarding practice as opposed to a typical 9-5 gig.

Taxi/Delivery Service

If you have a car, bike, e-bike, or moped you can start making money online today! Sign up for apps such as Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash.

For Uber and Lyft, you’ll use your car to pick up and drop off people like a taxi. If you have products to promote or sell, you are free to do so as well. Take advantage of the many people you’ll meet.

You can even double up on this by wrapping your car in an advertisement. 

If you’d like to deliver food and items to people, stick to DoorDash.

Making Money Online

As you can see, making money online is easier than you think. With an abundance of options, which will you choose? The beauty is you can do many of these and see which ones stick.

To take your entrepreneurial spirit to the next level, we encourage you to seek out our services. We wish you well on your money-making journey. Get ready to see that income increase!

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