Earning money online sounds easy on paper, but in practice, it takes a lot of hard work! Yes, you can work in your pajamas, but you’re still putting in the same amount of effort (or even more) as you would in an office-based job. Online work isn’t a get-rick-quick kind of deal.
You still need to hustle in order to get anything profitable out of it. With that said, here are some of the easier and more accessible ways with which you can make money online that do not need any kind of specialized knowledge or skill to get started:
Build Your Own Website or Online Blog/Portfolio
Provided that you can write well enough about topics that are in demand or are niche enough that you can monopolize the audience, then there’s a high chance that you can make a killing from advertising commissions. You can also use your website as a platform for affiliate marketing.
However, as with all things on the web, making a website is practically a gambit- your site may or may not earn you money. Despite this, it’s still a great way for you to show off your web development chops, and your writing or design skills. You can use your site as a portfolio to further diversify your job prospects.
Sell Your Stuff Online
Don’t throw away your old stuff! Just look around your house and you’re bound to find things that you don’t need that other people would want to buy. Check the prices of these online and put them up for sale on online marketplaces like eBay or Craigslist. You can also hit up your local thrift or secondhand shops for items that you can sell for profit.
Sell Other People’s Stuff Online
If you don’t like to sell your things, you can do affiliate marketing and sell other people’s stuff. The best thing of all, you don’t even have to keep a product inventory or handle anything on the customer’s side of the transaction. Your job is just to convince people to buy the items on your affiliate marketing program, and you earn commissions for every item that you buy.
Write For Other People
Copywriting is a great way to earn money especially if you’re good with words. Business and websites all over the world always have a need for written content, so the demand for this kind of job is fairly steady.
You can start out by writing for content mills. Though the pay is not something to write home about, writing for content mills provide great practice for web copywriting especially if you’re a newbie. Once you feel confident enough in your writing skills, you can create a writing portfolio and find your own direct clients.
Sign Up For an Online Course
While it won’t directly earn your money, widening your knowledge through online courses is the best way to increase your money-making potential. With thousands of massive online open courses at your fingertips (most of them free!), there’s no excuse for you not to learn anything that would help you earn more money. You can learn web development, coding, basic accouting or just about any other skill even without paying for tuition.