Google, Facebook, Yahoo, they all make billions in online revenue every year. But why should they have all the fun?!? Why not grab a small slice of that pie for yourself? If you need money then here are a few ideas to make money online.
Ideas To Make Money Online:
Blogging: Do you have something to share with the world? Then why not start a blog and make some money online at the same time? Some bloggers are making thousands of $’s per month in Adsense revenue, Affiliate Sales and Sponsored Posts. You can use Googles AdWords to find topics that have high competition from advertisers and therefore potentially high earnings per page view. The best thing about blogging is that starting a blog is extremely easy. This site is hosted with BlueHost.com* who offers free domains for new clients and you can have your site setup in under an hour. You can also try GoDaddy or HostGator which has shared hosting packages starting at just $4/month.
Freelance Writing: Freelance writers get paid anywhere from $20-$50+ per article. Usually the rate increases with experience and reputation. If you have a knack for writing then this might be a fun way to make money online. Check out the ProBlogger job board for potential freelance writing gigs.
Selling Photos: Selling photos on microstock sites like Fotolia, Dreamstime and Shutterstock is quite easy. These sites pay a few pennies up to a few dollars per download. With a quality portfolio of 1000+ images it’s possible to make some good money on these mircostock sites. Just make sure to add appropriate tags and keywords. This makes your images much easier to find and purchase.
Virtual Assistant: There are lots of virtual assistant jobs available on sites like oDesk. Rates vary between $5-$40/hr depending on your skills and experience. To find a virtual assistant job just sign up with a virtual assistant provider like oDesk. Make sure you have a complete profile including picture. Also take some of the available proficiency tests to prove you have the correct skills.
YouTube Videos: The rise of YouTube has created an amazing opportunity for creative folks to share their talent as well as make some money online. Users who enable ads on their channel will get paid a small amount per view. Popular channels can make big money from this online ad revenue.
Song Reviews: Sites like SliceThePie pay users to listen to music and write reviews. Users will listen to a 90 second snippet of a song and write a review. The better and more detailed the review the higher the pay. Typically you’ll start at $0.05/song but this can increase to $0.20/song as the quality of your reviews increase.
Piece Work: There are tons of sites that will pay you for small piece work. MTurk from Amazon is probably the best known site that pays for piece work. You can also offer your own services for sale on sites like Fiverr. On Fiverr you can list services like writing, graphic design, SEO/SEM expertise etc. People then pay you $5 to perform small “gigs” related to your expertise.
Sponsored Tweets: Yes, you can get paid for tweets! If you have a large following or a following in a particular niche then you could sell your tweets for anywhere from a few dollars to hundreds of dollars per tweet. At 140 characters a pop this is probably the quickest way to make money online.
eBook: With the rise of e-readers the opportunity to self-publish has increased dramatically. It’s incredibly easy to self-publish an eBook on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo. Try to find a niche to write about like mystery, thrillers or even erotica. This will make it easier to get noticed and gain a following.
Search: Swagbucks is a company that pays you for doing the stuff you do anyways. They give you swagbucks when you use their search bar, when you watch videos, when you buys stuff, basically when you do the stuff you’re already doing online. You can trade your swagbucks in for gift cards from Amazon, Starbucks and more. Depending on what you buy every 100 swagbucks is worth about $1. You can also get payments directly to PayPal. They currently have a $5 swagbucks bonus.
Do you know of any other ideas to make money online? Please share them in the comments below!
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