How To Make Money Online From Home (20 PROVEN WAYS)

Way No 1:  Create A YouTube Channel

This is perhaps one of the simplest ways to get started, as there is little to no investment needed.

The reason is that you probably already have what you need – Something to record videos (smartphone, computer camera or a digital camera) AND your personality.

Why YouTube?

Because it’s the world’s second largest search engine with 1.8 billion registered users and gets around 5 billion views daily.

The most popular channel on YouTube (PewDiePie) has earned $12,000,000 in 2017.  Yes – 12 million dollars! If others can make money on YouTube, so can you!

Who This Is Ideal For:

This is perfect for anyone who likes to create videos, either being in front of or behind the camera.

Some users create reaction video reviews of other videos, give opinions or reviews of certain products, create a short film, a documentary, and even sing or dance.

If you enjoy creating videos, then this may be the right fit for you.

What Skills You Will Need:

If you can record a video, then you are halfway there.  The next step will be to do any editing (or not) and upload the video to YouTube.  

Some devices may allow you to do so directly, but if not, then you will need to do so from your computer.  

These skills can be quickly learned through tutorial videos from where else? YouTube.

Time Requirement:

You can get be and running within the next hour.

The process to set up an account and your first channel is pretty straightforward.

From there, the time needed will depend on two things, first, what kind of videos you want to create and second, editing and upload times.  

For instance, you could realistically film a short review video, do some minor editing and upload the video in a matter of hours.

You could even have your first video up and get your first set of viewers by the end of today.

Some Helpful Tips:

1Look at what is already getting views on YouTube. 

Don’t just create something at random. Be purposeful.

Some domains you can focus on could be things such as technology, comedy, reviews, how-to’s, etc.

For instance, if you’re a smartphone enthusiast, you can create a tech channel where you share the details of the latest smartphone features, new apps, tips and so on.

2. Don’t do it just for the money. 

When you are selecting the domain you may want to cover, think of something you are good at, interested in or passionate about.  

Make a list of things then do some research to see how others in your area are already doing on YouTube.

This will help you to understand how much of an audience you can expect.

3. Take a closer look at other similar channels in your domain, look at their number of views and subscribers.

It will help you to take a pretty good guess if there’s a big audience in your interested area that you may want to explore.

4. Fill in the gaps.  When you are researching other videos, see if there is a gap in the market you can fill.  

For instance, if you are looking to review specific products and you notice that most reviewers are reviewing either costly or inexpensive products, you may want to go another route – review them side by side.  

Finding the gaps in the market will help you get more viewers and subscribers.

5. Engage. 

Read through your video comments and respond.

There is always something you can learn if you are open and willing to listen to what your subscribers and commenters are saying.

Your responsiveness will also pay off when you begin monetizing your videos.

6. Don’t just keep creating videos without taking time to reflect. 

After you have some videos up, take a look at what performs better and try to figure out why.

This will help you to create better videos in the future that people will want to watch, instead of creating what you think they want to watch.

7. Pay attention to your competition. 

You won’t flat out copy them, but if you look at what’s working for them, you can gain an advantage by learning from their mistakes.

8. Strive to be better. 

You can learn from others’ mistakes as well as your own. Take a look at past videos of yours and see how you can improve on them.

9. Don’t be afraid to take risks. 

If you keep doing the same kinds of video and views remain low, then you need to try something new.

Don’t be afraid to take a risk and experiment; you never know what it could do for your channel and earnings.

10. Make friends, not enemies. 

If you collaborate with other YouTubers, you can learn from them as well.  

The wonderful byproduct is you will also be getting views from their subscribers.

11. The last tip is to enjoy yourself. 

If you choose something you like doing or are passionate about, then it won’t seem like work.

How To Make Money:

You make money when more people watch your videos; it’s as simple as that.

Once you have your account set up, all you will need to do is enable the monetization option within your settings.

After that, follow all of our tips above to start earning.

Way No 2:  Create A Blog

You have probably heard others telling you to start a blog if you want to make money online.

The reasons are many – You can get up and running quickly, can write from anywhere and at any time, you have the flexibility to ditch a day job, and the list goes on and on.

While there are many benefits, be forewarned that the build-up to actually earning money can take a while.

If you are currently working a full-time job, then our suggestion is to stay with it until you get your blog earning on a consistent basis.  

Take a look at what you need to earn from your blog to maintain your current lifestyle and set that as your goal.

Once you are able to reach that threshold, then you can begin to start looking at moving into blogging full time.

The beauty of starting a blog is that you can work on it as much, or as little as you want, and all while doing so from whatever location you choose.

Who This Is Ideal For:

If you have a lot of knowledge in a particular area and would like to share that information with a global audience, then this may be the gig for you.  

If you enjoy writing, then this may be one of the best business models for you to follow. 

You can also hire a writer to write the content for you, once you are able to, should you want to create a more passive income stream.

What Skills You Will Need:

You will need to be able to convey the information you are trying to share in an engaging written format.  

Simple is best, and most times readers are just looking to learn something as quickly and as easily as possible.  

While you can eventually have someone create the content for you, what you will want to do is create it yourself, to begin with.  

When you are able to do that, then you will know what to ask of others when they do the writing for you.

Time Requirement:

This is dependent on two things: Your level of expertise and writing skill.  

The best way to quantify the time required is this – It will get easier and faster with time.  

If you know your topic well and have written in the past, then starting a blog and creating a post can be done in a few hours.  

If you are entirely new to this, then you may be looking at a few days time.

Some Helpful Tips:

1. Set yourself up for success.

Start a blog focused on something you are really good at, have a lot of experience in or have a great deal of interest in (passionate about).

For example, if you enjoy traveling and have traveled to different vacation destinations, or will be in the future, then you could start a travel blog.

Another idea is if you work as a car mechanic and enjoy doing that, then you could start a blog around doing simple fixes on your car that can save you money.

2. Don’t confuse your audience. 

Always try to keep your blog posts related to a particular topic.

For instance, if you have a blog about dating, then you wouldn’t want to start writing about basketball tips.

3. Create value. 

Within a niche, there is pretty generalized knowledge. If you have quite a bit of experience and expertise in a specific field, then there are things that only you have experienced.

Take that unique information and use it to your advantage.

Create value-driven content that your readers will come to look forward to and depend on.  

When you are able to do that and bring tremendous value to your readers, then you’ll begin to build a loyal following.

4. Listen to what your readers are saying. 

Interact with commenters, do your best to address their problems with a solution and just say hello.

You’d be surprised at how much of a positive impact you can have just by replying to someone’s comment.

5. Go all in. 

If you aren’t committed to your blog and are only doing it for the money, then it will not work.  

Many blogs have died an untimely death online because their creators didn’t put in their best efforts. 

6. It’s all about content. 

Do your research to see who is already in your niche and look at their content.

If you sound like everyone else, then there will be little reason for others to want to read your content.  

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • How you will differentiate yourself from the competition?
  • Why others should come to your blog over others?
  • What you bring to the table that others don’t?

7. Always be professional.  

Even if others start to say things about you and criticize you, be the bigger person and virtually walk away.  

You never know who you will be working within the future, so always be careful in what you say, ESPECIALLY online.

8. Be open and willing to work with others. 

While we may be tempted to just stick to what we are doing, it can be our downfall if we aren’t careful.  

We may miss some opportunities if we aren’t open and willing to learn from others.

How To Make Money:

There are several different ways that you can take to monetize a blog.

One way is through affiliate marketing, which is done by recommending either a product or service that is relevant to your blog’s topic.

You can easily do this by inserting an affiliate link within the content of an article or blog post, or by placing ads throughout your blog where it would make sense (relevant pages).

When someone purchases a product or service through your link, you can earn a commission.

Depending on the product or service, this could make you a few dollars, a few hundred dollars and in some cases, a few thousand dollars.

You can also earn money through advertising.  

Once you get a substantial amount of traffic, you can charge others to advertise on your blog or make money through programs such as Google Adsense, where you earn when visitors click on ads.

Way No 3:  Create An Affiliate Marketing Campaign

If you are unfamiliar with affiliate marketing, then here is the quick definition: You get paid when you promote someone else’s product or service, and a purchase is made through your efforts.

Here’s an example.

You create a blog about Golden Retriever Dogs. You create stellar content that your readers LOVE.

You find a great guide on how to train Golden Retrievers to do tricks. The guide has an affiliate program that pays affiliates 50% of sales.

You place your affiliate link in the sidebar of your blog for the guide. The guide costs $30. Anytime a visitor clicks on the link and makes a purchase, you receive $15. 

Who This Is Ideal For:

This is ideal for anyone that enjoys creating content (written, video, audio, etc.) around specific subjects, but who may not have any interest in creating products or services.  

What Skills You Will Need:

You will need basic marketing skills.  The ability to create persuasive content with a call to action within the content to purchase products or services.

You will also need skills within a platform of your choosing where you will be promoting products, such as social media, paid advertising, videos, websites or blogs.

Time Requirement:

This is dependent upon how much work you want to put in and the platform that you choose to use.  You could literally make sales within the next hour if you want to. 

For instance, if you have a lot of friends who are single, you could sign up at an affiliate network site such as, and find appropriate products such as dating guides.  

You can then send an email out to them with the link included. If anyone makes a purchase, then you get a commission. It’s as simple as that.

Realistically, you will probably want to use ads, your own blog or even videos to promote products, but the above example is just to illustrate how simple it can be.

Some Helpful Tips:

1. Be compliant. 

There are regulating bodies that call for you to say when you are using an affiliate link so that your audience knows.

Do your research on what you need to do to ensure that you are in compliance and don’t get shut down.

2. Save yourself some time and select products that you are already familiar with.  

For example, if you are a personal trainer, then you will probably want to select products related to health and fitness.

There are tons of niches out there, just find one that resonates with, and makes sense for, you.

Check out the biggest affiliate networks. There are many out there to choose from, but the ones you should definitely check out are:, and

3. Choose a product that you’ll actually make some decent money with. 

There’s a saying that goes “It takes the same amount of effort and energy to promote a $1 product, as it does to promote a 100 dollar product.”  

4. Choose a product that pays at least 50% commission. 

Would you rather get 50 cents or 50 dollars? We already know the answer to this.

5. Select a company that handles the affiliate program that’s most comfortable for you. 

Many make it easy for your to get your affiliate link and commission payouts, so go with those over others that may make it a little more complicated.

6. Start fast.  

If you are looking to make some sales quickly, then you may want to check out platforms that will allow you to do so.

Platforms such as Reddit, Digg, Facebook, StumbleUpon, and Twitter let you do so.

How To Make Money:

As we mentioned at the start, you get paid when someone makes a purchase through your link.

You can create a Facebook Page, Blog or Website dedicated to your niche of choice.  

Help people with content that brings them value and solves their problems.

When you can do that, then all you need to do is place a link in front of them, and they will reward you by making a purchase through your link.

You can do this through banner ads within your site, you can place links in the content you produce or even in emails you send out.  

Just remember to stay in compliance.

Way No 4:  Create Niche Websites

They say that you can go wide or you can go deep.

The problem with going wide is that you are trying to focus on too many different things and hoping that the right people find you.

When you go deep, you are really niche-ing it out. Just as the name implies, a niche is a particular area.

Instead of a broad general topic, you would be choosing one specific topic and focusing your website around that.

A niche website can be a few pages or can even be several hundred pages.

An example of a niche website would be “Beginners Tennis For Elementary Age Children.”  

Instead of focusing on Tennis, you are focusing specifically on children who are beginners.

Who This Is Ideal For:

This is ideal for an individual who has a very specific interest in a very broad area.  

Just as in our example above, if someone enjoys tennis, but would rather focus on teaching beginners or even kids who are beginners, then a niche would work out well.

This is also ideal if you enjoy speaking, writing or teaching about a specific subject area. Just think of a teacher who specializes in a particular area.

Once again using tennis as our example, this would be someone that loves all things (talking, writing and teaching) about beginners’ tennis for kids.

What Skills You Will Need:

You will need to be able to create the content around the subject area.  If you are unable to, then you may want to consider hiring someone to create it for you.

As this is focused around websites, then you will need to be able to set up a site.  

You can do so on Content Management Systems (CMS) such as WordPress or drag and drop builders online such as Wix or Weebly.

Next, you will need to be able to market the site.

Whether you will be using search engine optimization(SEO), paid ads, social media or content marketing, you will need to get up to speed on marketing online.

Time Requirement:

This all depends on your experience and the amount you are willing to spend.  

If you don’t currently have a budget, then you will need to create the content, set up the website and do the marketing on your own.  

If you are well versed in these areas, you can get something set up today or pay someone to set it up for you.

If you’re totally unfamiliar with these areas and need to learn, then it could take a few days or more to get up and running.

Some Helpful Tips:

1. Start brainstorming. 

Anything and everything should be written down. Think about the different topic areas you could create a site on and just write them all down on paper.  

2. Niche it out. 

Now that you have your broad topic write out all of the different areas that you could create content on.

For example, with Tennis, you could also focus on areas such as serving the ball, tennis for the elderly or competitive tennis.

Find out if the niche is worth it. You can do this by researching the niche ideas you found in tip #2 above.  

Find answers to questions such as:

  • How many people are interested in this?
  • Are these people willing to spend money?
  • Are there others creating products and services in this area?
  • Do the people in “C” above have an affiliate program that is worth the time promoting?
  • How much do I have to invest?

3. Start writing.  

To get started you wanted to ideally have at least ten pieces of content, with at least 1,000 words for each piece geared towards your audience.

4. Find and sign up for at least two or three affiliate programs that you can find for your niche.  

Remember the magic number – 50% commissions.

You want more than one, as you can easily replace all of your offers should something happen with the product or service you initially choose.

5. Do your research. 

Find keywords that you can start to rank your site to bring in organic traffic. You don’t want too many, and you don’t want too little. Roughly 20 keywords to start with will do.

6. Make some friends. 

As you are new to this area, you will need to get some traffic. If you can find established sites in your niche, you can offer to create content for them in exchange for a link back to your site.

Create valuable content, and these site owners will gladly take you up on it. Maybe not all of them, but all you need is one or more to see some traffic.

How To Make Money:

You can promote your offers within your website on banner ads, within the content or anywhere else that makes sense within site.

You can get more traffic to your site through guest posting opportunities on other sites, getting your site ranked through SEO efforts or even with ads and social media.  

Hang out where your audience hangs out, and you’ll see how to market to them the best.

Here’s some math to get you excited. Imagine if just one of those sites brought you $500 a month in passive income. How many would you create? 10, 20, 30? 

Does the potential of $15,000 a month passively get your attention? We hope it does.

Way No 5:  Write And Publish A Kindle eBook

Have you ever wanted to write a book before? Feel like it’s daunting?

While it may have seemed daunting, the online marketplace has made this dream a reality through Kindle.  It’s also a great way to create a passive income stream.

The great thing about it is you can leverage the popularity of the largest shopping site – Amazon.  

Yes, THE Amazon.

More and more shoppers search Amazon as opposed to other search engines.

When searchers want in-depth information about a topic they aren’t going to Google, they are going to Amazon and searching for books.

Imagine how accomplished it would feel if you published a Kindle book on a topic and 100 or 1,000 or even 10,000 people searched for that very topic, and your book showed up, and they purchased it.

Who This Is Ideal For:

If that inner writer within you has been fighting to get out, then this may be just right for you.  

This method is ideal for the individual with lots of knowledge in a specific area, or someone that enjoys doing research in a specific area, and can turn that into teachable information.

What Skills You Will Need:

You will need the ability to research and compile your thoughts in a teachable manner.

You will need to be able to give information and insights on a topic that readers will be interested in learning about.

Along the way, you should also be able to answer and solve the problems that readers in this area will have.

Time Requirement:

This is a question that cannot be readily answered.

This all depends on several things such as your knowledge in a given topic area, the time you will need to research anything else, how long you want to create your book and how long it will take you to write it.  

Some people may take weeks, others months and still others even longer. The answer to this question of time is really this – it depends.

Some Helpful Tips:

1. Do your homework. 

Great, you know what you want to write about. Not so great, do you KNOW what people want to know and learn?

There are many different places you can do your homework, but the best place to start is Amazon and the books already in your niche.

You can quickly get ideas on what people want to learn by looking at the books and the topics they are covering and the comments people leave.

Look at them closely, and you can have the outline for your book done pretty quickly.

2. Create a picture of your reader. 

When you can do this, you can then refine your writing.

You’ll begin to understand the things they want to learn, the things they may want to know more about, and the things that will bore them. This makes the writing process easier.

Find out how many people are looking for answers, by searching for questions.

When more people have questions than people have answers, then you can be reasonably sure you have found a good topic.  

Sites such as Quora, Yahoo Answers and Wiki Answers can give you a pretty good idea about what questions people are asking.

3. Fill in the gaps. 

You can easily do this by looking at the comments for books.

You may find people saying the same thing over and over again. Watch for things like “Good book, but wished they covered _______.”  

Fill in that gap for readers, and you may have your book topic ready to go.

4. Research demand. 

Go to Amazon and do a general search on your topic. See if people are buying books related to your topic.

If they’re buying then it might be a good topic to write a eBook on otherwise find some other topic.

5. Get a reviewer. 

You can find readers of similar books in your area and pass along your draft.

Take their comments to heart, as it could mean a world of difference as far as sales go.  

They will not only help you to improve your eBook, but they can also help with your self-confidence.

How To Make Money:

Partner with Amazon by giving them exclusive distribution rights for your Kindle eBook.

You can do this by signing up for Kindle Direct Publishing Program.  

Here’s the best part – Wherever Amazon is available, so will your eBook.

Don’t stop there.  Create a website for your book and promote it through other marketing channels as well such as Social Media or ads.

Way No 6:  Create Your Own Membership Site

A membership site can be as simple as an email list that receives content, a web portal that houses information on your topic or even a full-blown private website along with a forum where members can interact with one another.

A membership site’s most attractive feature – recurring monthly income.  

Members pay a monthly fee to become a part of a community, get value-driven content and learn more about the niche you have created your site in.

Who This Is Ideal For:

If you are the type of a person who likes talking to people, loved getting people involved in activities and like guiding them, then this may be ideal for you.  

What Skills You Will Need:

There are two significant skills you will need. The first is knowledge about your subject at hand.  

Sure, you can have general knowledge, but keep in mind that people won’t keep paying you a monthly fee if all you ever give them is general information that can be found elsewhere.

This is where the second skill comes in handy. This skill is the ability to do some legwork and research.  

As you will need to provide valuable content consistently, you will need to see what is new online in your area, share new tips and techniques and just show them that you value their membership.

Time Requirement:

Like we mentioned earlier, a membership site can be simple or complex. This is where knowing your audience will come in handy.

If you know that your audience doesn’t really like the technical stuff, then don’t build a complex site that may be hard to navigate for the non-tech savvy individual.

If you don’t have the knowledge necessary in your niche area, then it may take some time for you to gain that knowledge.

You’ll also need some time to set up the membership site.

All in all, this could take days or weeks, again depending on your experience.  For more help, read Matthew Woodward’s tutorial on how to create a 6 figure membership site.

Some Helpful Tips:

1. Start low.  

As you are just starting out and working out all of the details, keep your price low.  

The point here is to launch and get it going, not to get it perfect and “just right.”

There will be plenty of time to add the bells and whistles.  For now, just get it going.

2. Get your feet wet.  

If you’ve never been a member of any membership site, then now is the time to do so.

Don’t think of it as money you have to spend, but as money, you need to spend to learn.  

You can get some ideas of what you like and don’t like and can use that information in building your site.  Not to copy, but to learn.

It would be ideal to do so in the niche you want to go in to.

3. Pay attention.  

You will begin to see what is working in these sites and what isn’t. Take a look at how they are justifying their fees.

Some base their value from the forum that they house and the content that gets produced by other members, while some just continue to drive top-notch content.  

Keep your eyes open so you can see what you need to be doing more of.

4. Get to know your members.  

Members of your site will figure out pretty quickly if you are just in it for the money.  

If all you are doing is adding a new module every week and not listening to what members are saying, then you’ll start losing them.  

Interact with your community and genuinely get to know them.

Set some time aside each day to answer forum questions, messages and emails.  

It WILL definitely pay off.

5. Get them engaged.  

You can do this in a variety of ways besides a forum. You can create events, challenges, and other activities.  

You can offer prizes and have a public leader-board showing who is at the top of the list.  

6. Never stop learning. 

Take a look at your site every few weeks or every quarter to see what needs to be tweaked.

Listen to what your members are saying so that you can make the necessary changes.

For instance, if your members prefer video content over written articles, then you should create more video content for them.

7. Don’t be afraid to try new things. 

Try out webinars, calls, Q&A sessions and more. One piece of advice here is not to throw everything at them at once.  

Try things out one at a time. It will also help you to better gauge if what you are doing is working or not.

How To Make Money:

Ready for the best part?  

If you have done all of the above and people are signing up, then you are getting paid.  

The more people you get to sign up to your site, the more you’ll make through your monthly membership fees.

Way No 7:  Sell A Website On Flippa

Flippa is a site where you can buy and sell a website. It’s an online marketplace allows buyers and sellers to connect.  

For some individuals, this is an excellent way to build something of value and get paid for it.

Who This Is Ideal For:

This way is ideal for a niche site creator, blog creator who may not necessarily want to upkeep a website, but likes building and growing them. 

What Skills You Will Need:

Most buyers are familiar with the WordPress platform, so you will need to learn how to build your site on it.  

While the basics of HOW to build a WordPress site are required, you will also need other skills such as content creation and marketing.  

You can also outsource this if you would like, but remember there is a cost involved to do so. 

Time Requirement:

Have you built out a WordPress site in the past?  If the answer to this is “yes,” then your time requirement will be restricted to how long it took you to build out your last site.  

If your answer is “no,” then you will need to factor in the time you will need to learn how to do it.

While at the outset it looks rather simple to create a WordPress site, there are other matters involved such as installing themes, plugins, knowing the difference between a page and a post, etc.

You’ll also need time for doing market research, content research, and marketing.

The time required here will depend on how quickly you can learn, so it will vary from person to person.

Some Helpful Tips:

1. Choose wisely. 

If this is your first or second go around in building a site, then be sure to choose something that you actually like.

If you don’t, then it will become tedious and boring and you will lose interest quickly.

2. Give them a reason to buy. 

If you build a website just to build it because you think it will sell, then you are taking a HUGE gamble.

Buyers want an investment, meaning they want a site that will yield a profit in the future.

The only way this will happen is for you to do your homework first.  

See what the competition is doing in your niche, look at how they are making money, see how you can make yours better than theirs, etc.

3. Don’t randomly choose a domain name. 

You want your domain name to make sense and to be relevant.  

If you are going into the dog grooming niche then a site like would fare better than

You will also want to ensure that you choose a .COM as these are more professional.

4. Host with the most familiar.  

Choose a hosting service that most people are familiar and comfortable with.  

The bigger name companies are typically pretty reliable, so you will want to choose someone like Hostgator or Bluehost.

If you already have a hosting company you use that suits your needs and have come to rely on, then use them.

5. Make a good first impression.  

Your visitors will know within the first few minutes if they want to stay longer or not. Choose a professional theme that is eye appealing, mobile friendly and loads quickly.

You are trying to sell them here, so put your best foot forward.

How To Make Money:

Once you are ready, register your site on  Just as with any other auction site, the person who bids the highest will get the rights to your website.  

Keeping that in mind, you need to be sure that you choose a price that you are comfortable with. 

The way that you determine this is by calculating how much your site is earning monthly, then multiplying that number by 15.  

This will give you a good starting point.

For example, if your site is currently earning $100 from ad revenue, then you can comfortably put it up for $1,500. 

Let the action happen and come to you once you start the bidding process.

Keep a close eye on the auction. When it reaches a price that you have deemed appropriate, then you can begin the fun part – getting paid.  

The nice thing about Flippa is that they will manage the payments for you, as well as all of the other technical concerns.

Once everything is done, then you will be able to collect your payment. The next step from here – Go and build more sites.

Way No 8:  Create An Online Video Course On Udemy

Chances are good that you have already seen online learning websites. Today, nearly everything you want to learn can be found via an online course. 

Udemy is a site that allows users to teach as well as learn.

Once you designate the niche you want to enter, you can begin to create course content in video, audio, and plain text format.  

The courses are available for self-study, at the pace the user is comfortable with and can be done from the device of their choosing.

Who This Is Ideal For:

This is ideal for the teacher at heart. If you enjoy explaining or teaching things to people, then you are halfway there.  

If you like to help people solve their problems, then this may be just right for you.

What Skills You Will Need:

The skills required here are threefold.

The first, of course, is to know your subject well. A vast amount of knowledge will help you to create valuable content for your users.

The second skill you will need is an ability to deliver the knowledge you have in a format that is easily understood.  

This is where the teacher in you comes out. You need to be able to explain things in a way that people can easily understand it.

The third and last skill you will need is an ability to create high-quality audio and video content.  

While it may seem daunting, the third skill can be learned relatively quickly.

Time Requirement:

This all depends on how in depth you want to go with your course, obviously the more you want to add, and the depth of information you want to provide will take much longer.  

Once you can outline your course, you’ll get a better idea of how long of a time frame you are looking at.

Some Helpful Tips:

1. Specialize.  

If this is your first course, then choose something that you are already really well versed and knowledgeable in.  

Once you have discovered these, then do some research within the marketplace to see how much of an audience you can expect to pay for your course.

2. Research.  

You can learn from others.  Take a look at other courses to see what they are offering and what they are not offering.  

See how you can improve upon what is already out there and make yours better.

3. Decide.  

What part of the market do you want to target?  When you can decide upon which segment of your audience you want to work with, then you can create the content.  

For instance, if you were targeting expert level individuals, then you wouldn’t want to start covering basics and beginner level content.

4. Make it easy on your visitors.  

In your title and descriptions, be sure to answer all the lingering questions your visitors may have about your course.  

Also be sure to optimize your public content as best as possible so that you are attracting the right audience.

5. Choose video.  

Make the majority of your content video based. This is one of the best ways to keep your audience engaged, keep in mind there’s a reason people like sites like YouTube.  

Try to keep the length of your videos less than 10 minutes.

6. Be a teacher.  

A teacher doesn’t just give students the book and never talk to them again.  

Engage with your students, ask questions and answer any ones they may have. It’s a course so you can give out quizzes as well.  

How To Make Money:

You make money when people sign up for your course.  

They can do so by searching the Udemy website and finding you, or you can even create a website or blog dedicated to your topic.  On your site, you can promote your course.

Way No 9:  Sell A Service On Fiverr

Fiverr is a website that connects buyers and sellers.

This marketplace is primarily geared towards services that people perform for you, or tasks you can ask them to carry out. You can also find products here as well.

The marketplace is HUGE with nearly 4.7 million visits per month. With traffic as high as that, your primary goal will be to try and get your piece of that traffic.  

How Fiverr Works:

You offer what is called a Gig. A gig is a service that you may provide such as a voice over or a task you can perform such as data entry.  

The system at Fiverr handles the promotion of your gig within their site.

When a visitor finds your gig and wants to make a purchase, Fiverr will then handle the transaction for you.

You focus all of your efforts on producing a great product or delivering high-quality stellar service so that you can collect and maintain high ratings, which in turn will help lead to more sales.

You can list your gig at any price you want, but you may want to start with the minimum $5 if you are new.  

You can always increase your price later and even add on more gigs to offer.

The marketplace has a wide variety of gigs. You’ll find things like graphic designers, marketers, musicians, and web designers, to just about anything else you can think of.  

What you will find is that some of the top sellers on Fiverr make over $50,000 a year JUST by using the marketplace.

It’s one among the easy ways to make money online.

Excited yet? Let’s take a closer look at what you can expect on Fiverr.

Who This Is Ideal For:

This is ideal for service providers, or those who like to help and work for others, but may be looking for a bit of freedom to work remotely.  

For instance, if you enjoy things such as writing and have been looking for a way to write as a way to bring in some income but needed some flexibility, then you can offer content writing services there.

This is just one small example of whom this would be ideal for.

What Skills You Will Need:

This depends on the gig you want to offer. There’s an excellent chance that you have a marketable skill that you can sell – RIGHT NOW.  

Just take a quick look at what you are good at, what you like to do and what you have a lot of knowledge in.

If you can figure out how that skill can help someone else, then you may have a viable gig to sell.

Time Requirement:

There are two-time requirements here. The first is to get set up. Luckily, on Fiverr, you can do so in an hour or so.

Keep in mind that you will want to optimize your listing so that it all works well for you to get found.  

Keep your title, image, description and relevant keywords in mind as you craft your listing.

The second will be actually to carry out the service or task.  This will depend on what you plan on doing and how long it will personally take you to do it.  

Some Helpful Tips:

1. Do what you are already good at. 

Take some time to list out what you are already really good at.  

If you can create a website pretty quickly and enjoy doing that, then offer that as your first gig. Starting off with what you are already good at will put you ahead of the game.

2. Do some research.  

While you may think that the service you’re planning to offer is an excellent idea, the real benchmark will be whether or not other people are willing to pay you for it.  

Do some research online and within the platform to see if what you want to sell will actually be bought.

3. Don’t reinvent the wheel.  

Study other gigs in your domain, look at what they are doing and what is working and emulate it. DO NOT COPY. Please read that last line again.  

You aren’t going to copy what they are doing, all you are doing is following what is working. 

You should look at the following vital metrics while studying other gigs:

  • Title
  • Description
  • Pricing  strategy
  • Images
  • Upsell strategy
  • Bonus strategy

4. Create a catchy title.  

Here is where you will win or lose a TON of people.  

Since you have already done your research, you already know what people are looking for within your service area.  

Do they want something fast, something that they aren’t locked into or something they may want to change at a later time?  Here’s how you can appeal to those individuals.

Using logo creation as an example, let’s take a look at these three titles AND see how they appeal different audience:

“I’ll design 3 STUNNING logos in 24 hours.”  

This appeals to someone who wants something fast.  Using persuasive and robust words such as stunning also draws them in.

“I’ll design a PROFESSIONAL logo with unlimited revisions.”  

This will appeal to someone looking for a logo for their business that wants to know that they can make suggestions and get changes if need be.  Notice the strong keyword again.

“I’ll design 3 MAGNIFICENT logos AND include A BONUS Editable File.”  

This will appeal to the person who may have some design skills who may also want to be able to change it up in the future.

5. Choose the right image.  

You have already seen what other images are working for others in the same service area as you.  

Now it’s time to upload a picture of your own. Once you have an idea, you can use a site like Pixlr or BeFunky to create and edit your image.

6. Choose the correct description and listing.  

This will play a key role in getting people to purchase your gig.  What you can do is study the descriptions that others use that are working, and follow suit.  

Again, you are not going to copy it, but rather see what words they may be using and what they are saying and model your description after theirs.

One reason you don’t want to copy?  You, Will, Be Banned. 

7. The last thing to remember is to list your gig in the right category, or you will be missing out on getting the right people to your gig’s page.

8. Use the correct tags.  

Don’t skip out on this one.  Many service providers don’t realize just how vital it is to use the correct tags.  

When placed side to side with a similar gig, the one with the right and relevant tags will outrank the other.

How To Make Money:

You make money when people place an order with you.  

While it may take some time to build up, what you will find is the higher your ratings are and the more of them you have, the more sales you can expect to make.

If you consistently deliver top-notch work and take care of your clients, then those ratings will grow organically.  Just do your part and deliver high-quality work at all times.

Fiverr will handle the rest so that you can get paid.

Way No 10:  Resell products on eBay

There’s an excellent chance that you have used eBay some time in the past.  

It may have been to buy a long lost video game from your youth, a fishing pole you were trying to find or even some small items for an event you were putting together.

eBay is the name that many often think of when they are looking for new or used items to purchase.  

It’s like the world’s biggest garage sale. You can find practically anything you can think of, from video games to sporting equipment and even cars – yes, cars.

How eBay Works:

Someone puts something up for sale on the platform.  As we mentioned above, there are TONS of items that people can sell.

The seller will choose how the item will be sold.  It will either be sold at an auction style with the winning bidder getting the item, or the seller will list it at a specific price.

If the item is set for an auction-style listing, the bidding will begin at a minimum bid of the seller’s choosing and will remain up for a specific amount of days.

Bids are placed, and once the time limit of days is reached, the item is sold to the highest bidder.

In a specific price listing, it’s basically like a regular sale made online.

When a buyer is willing to purchase the item at the cost the seller asks for, the item goes to that buyer.

No bidding necessary.

Who This Is Ideal For:

If you liked garage sales growing up, or still do, then this is for you. If you wish to sell items or buy and sell items, then you will really want to look into this.

If you are motivated and willing to get the word out about your auctions, whether it’s word of mouth or online, then you will definitely want to look into this further.

What Skills You Will Need:

If you already have some experience with buying and selling items on the Internet, then you will be ahead of most.  

However, it is not necessary. Having basic business skills, such as understanding profit margins is also ideal.

For example, you don’t want to sell an item for $1, if you paid $1.

Sounds silly, but if you aren’t careful, you just may find yourself selling an item and spending hours and even days on it, only to find that you made a few dollars in profit for it.

Time Requirement:

To get started you will need to have a PayPal account so you can receive payments for your items.  

You will also need to create an eBay account. This can be done in a short amount of time, but you may need to wait if there will be any verifications that need to be done.

The time required moving forward would entail listing your item (photos, descriptions and answering any questions).  This could be just a few hours or more at a time.

Some Helpful Tips:

1. Get to know some people.  

If you are new to eBay, then you won’t have any feedback.  

Most people are cautious about buying items from people with no feedback. There is a way for you to get feedback and will entail you making some purchases.

One of the easiest ways to do this is to purchase smaller items with free shipping.

Think of items that cost less than a dollar and you will be on the right path.

You can make 10 to 20 small purchases like this. Most sellers will leave you feedback once you make a purchase.

These positive comments and feedback will add up over time, giving you the credibility you need to start selling.

2. Start where you are at.  

If you are just starting out, then you probably don’t have the funds to go out and buy pallets of items at wholesale to resell individually.  

If you look around your home, you can easily find items in good condition that you no longer need that others will be willing to pay for.

3. Price it out.  

Look at the items you have found in your house and get online to see how much they are selling for.

Look for them on the eBay site as well as on other sites online.

After a while, you will get a better feel for what the item is actually worth, and what others are willing to pay for them.  

At this point, you can also start to list the keywords and phrases that you are finding people using to get found online for those items.

4. Create a title that gets found.  

For eBay, this will be THE most critical factor in getting buyers.  

Include the keywords that would get your item found, make it appealing and just ask yourself if you were the buyer would you click on that title link?  

Think of the words and phrases you would use to find it and incorporate those into your title.

5. Don’t be lazy.  

At this point, you will be asked to fill out a description.  

While you may be telling yourself that it’s pretty straightforward with the title, DO NOT skip out on this.  

Many sellers have failed because they got lazy and decided not to fill out all of the information in this section.  

6. Create some eye candy. 

Photos can really make a difference. Be sure to use only high-quality images. Use pictures that are clear and new, not blurry and old.  

You may be tempted to upload just a picture or two, but don’t. Upload at least six photos from different angles.

7. Get the timing right.  

Many of the veteran sellers utilize a listing for 10 days which you may want to start using as well.  

These sellers like to start their listing out on a Thursday because you can get two full weekends out of this type of listing.

Most traffic happens on the weekends, so using a listing of 10 days starting on a Thursday will work to your advantage.

How To Make Money:

Making money at this point is straightforward. You make money when buyers purchase your items, but how do you get them to purchase?

First of all, follow all of the tips we have listed.

Ensure that you are selling high-quality goods and paying attention to your buyers. When you can do this, you will begin to build up more positive feedback.

eBay will handle all of the financial transactions, so all you will need to do is worry about creating quality listings and order fulfillment.

When you begin to make money, take a look at what items are selling best for you and purchase them in bulk so you can, in turn, sell them to turn a profit.

The last step is to continue the process and make more money.  

Way No 11:  Become An Amazon Associate

You’ve heard of Amazon.  

Who hasn’t, right?  

It’s like saying Google or Yahoo.  

If you already have a niche website, then you are losing out on a ton if you aren’t an Amazon Associate.  

When you become one, you are allowed to create links on your website where you are able to earn a commission whenever someone clicks your link and makes a purchase.

It’s standard affiliate marketing, but with a great twist.

You are leveraging their vast shopping network. And with name recognition like Amazon, you know the credibility level automatically goes up.

Who This Is Ideal For:

Like we mentioned earlier, if you already have a blog or website, then you are missing out on sales if you aren’t an associate.  

This would be an ideal fit for the individual who likes to create content (written, video, audio) for their site in their niche. 

If you naturally like to create persuasive content, then you are already halfway there, and really just need to place a link within your site and content to get people to click through.

What Skills You Will Need:

The skills you will need will be to create content that will gently nudge people to click through your links.  

The ability to persuade and move people will move things in your favor. 

You will also need to be able to work with and build out on platforms where you will be able to place your links.  

If you are versed in areas such as Blogger and WordPress, then your learning curve will be much better than others.

Time Requirement:

The time requirement here will be more so in the approval process. You would need to sign up on the Amazon Associate program and let them know what your website is about during the application process.

They will then take a look at your site and analyze whether it is a good fit. They need to see if what you are basing your site around fits their standards.

This process could take several days and in some cases up to 5 days.

Once you receive approval, you can then check and see what products related to your website would make sense.  

All that’s left after that is to get your links and place them within your site.

Some Helpful Tips:

1. Limit confusion. 

Find the products that are most relevant to your website domain.

If your site were focused on dog grooming, then it wouldn’t make much sense to promote yoga products.

2. Place links in your content. 

Readers trust your content more than anything else on your site.

If you can create valuable content, then place a link where it makes sense, and you’ll have a much better click-through rate.  

For instance, if you just wrote an article on the top 10 grooming tips for Golden Retrievers, then placing a link to a product for Golden Retrievers at the end of your content would make sense.

3. Use pictures. 

Pictures grab attention. People naturally gravitate towards photos.  

The nice thing about Amazon Associates is that they allow you to use a product’s image on your site.

Use these photos throughout your site and make them clickable to your relevant products.

4. Produce product reviews. 

Most people looking to buy need some help.

If you thoroughly review a product in an unbiased fashion, then you’ll make it much easier for someone to click your link to make a purchase.  

Answer all of the questions a person may have about a product, and you’ll be doing them a favor.

After they are done, they just may do one for you by clicking through and buying.

5. Just point them there. 

Your job is to send them traffic.

Amazon will take care of the rest. And don’t feel bad if they don’t purchase the product you sent them to.  

The great thing about Amazon Associates is that you get a commission on any sale that is made through your link within 24 hours.  

For instance, if they go to Amazon and keep browsing and end up buying a bunch of other products, other than your offer, then you make a commission on those products too.

6. Build trust.  

When you build trust with your website visitors, they will come back to you again and again.

However, you can only build this trust through providing valuable content, connecting with them on a regular basis and showing them that you care about them, and not just about what they can do for you.  

The more trust you can build, the more they will look to you as a trusted advisor and guess who they will go to when they want to make a purchase related to your niche? That’s right, they’ll go to you.

How To Make Money:

You make money when people click through your link and make ANY purchase.  

Amazon handles all of the payments and commissions, so all you need to do is create great content and point them in the right direction.

Way No 12:  Start A CPA Marketing Campaign

CPA, better known as Cost Per Action.  

There is a cost for a visitor taking a specific action, and if you can cause them to initiate this action, then you get paid for it.

In some cases, you can get paid REALLY well for it.  

This action could be a variety of things such as submitting your email address, downloading a mobile app, asking for a quote or even signing up for a free trial.

The most significant difference here is that you don’t need to sell anything at all to make a commission, all you need to do is get them to take one of the actions mentioned above, or whatever action being asked.

CPA is basically a lead generation technique.

There are a lot of companies out there who are ready, willing and able to pay top dollar for targeted leads.  

While they will pay you for a lead, all you need to do is send them these leads, and they will take it from there. 

Who This Is Ideal For:

If you already own a website or are doing any type of affiliate marketing, then you will want to check out CPA marketing.

This is also ideal for those who like to create content around a particular topic. 

For instance, if your passion is law and you have a blog on a specific type of law, then you can easily sign up for a CPA company providing legal leads for attorneys.  

These are the kind of leads that companies and firms are willing to pay good money for, as the money, they can earn if that lead uses their services will typically be much higher.

What Skills You Will Need:

The basic skills you will need are of the marketing nature.

Your approach wouldn’t be much different than that of affiliate marketing.  

If you can promote a product, then you can promote a CPA offer.

You’ll need to be able to run your promotions through the various channels of your choice so you will need skills in these areas, such as paid ads or social media campaigns.  

It is also helpful if you have the skill to persuade individuals to take a specific action through your content creation.

Time Requirement:

The most time spent will not be in finding a CPA offer, it will be in the rigorous process of getting accepted into a CPA network.  

Once you are accepted, you can pick and choose what offers you want to promote.

The rest of the time that you will need will be spent on running your promotions and campaign.

This time will vary from person to person and from platform to platform.

Some Helpful Tips:

1. Diversify your offers.  

Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket. Take a look at the different CPA offers that will make sense with your promotions.  

You can find these by visiting or

These are basically CPA offer search engines that pull information from the top CPA networks.

2. Find your perfect offer.  

There will be a lot of offers out there to choose from in most cases.  

What you will want to do is find the one that fits the best with what you are covering.  If you already have a blog or website on a specific topic, then find the offer that matches the best.

For example, if your site is focused around a particular type of video game, then a CPA offer that pays you when someone downloads a video game app would work well.

3. Get in. 

You may find it hard to believe, but perhaps the hardest part of CPA marketing is actually getting into the CPA network.  

The networks just want to ensure that members aren’t gaming the system or doing anything illegal. Here are three tips to help you get in:

A. Study the offer. 

When you are going through the application process, they will ask you about it and how you’re going to promote it.  

If you can provide more information on your promotional strategy and how it will work with your current website, then you can show them that you have already mapped things out and are prepared.

B. Don’t lie. 

They see right through the lies.

They have filters set up to keep the scammers at bay, so if you aren’t being upfront with them to start off with, then they won’t hesitate to turn you away.  

They are looking for people to partner with, not people whose activities they need to police.

C. Understand where your traffic is coming from. 

To ensure that you aren’t getting traffic the wrong way, they will ask you how you are going to drive traffic to the offer.  

Let them know what your traffic sources are.

These could be traffic from content marketing, video marketing or even email marketing. Know where it’s coming from so you can tell them when they ask.

4. Find the hot spot. 

Once you get accepted and have your links placed on your site or blog, you’ll need to see where it performs best.  

Experiment and test where this may be. It could be on a banner, sidebar or somewhere else on your blog or site.

Do some testing to see where you get the best click-through rates.  Just be sure not to do so at your user’s expense.

How To Make Money:

You make money when someone takes action.  

You could make a few cents to a few dollars.

The range is typically up to $10 per action. However, some companies sell higher-end products and services who routinely pay up to $50 for just one action or lead.

Do the math on that.

What if you drove 200 people to your offer and 20 of them took the specified action daily?

Imagine if that offer paid $5 per action. How would $100 a day sound to you?

Please keep in mind that many factors go into the amount of commissions you can receive.

Factors such as the specific niche area, the demand, the area of the world, etc.

The best way to ensure that you are maximizing your efforts and commissions?

Choose the best offers that are laser targeted to your audience, that pay on the higher side when it comes to commissions.

Way No 13:  Become An Etsy Seller

There are tons of people in this world who love to create.

Whether that creative process involves things such as creating jewelry, painting or creating other handmade items, this is their passion.

What is not their passion is finding a market that will buy their items.  

Sure, there are those lucky few that can open a brick and mortar shop, or can find boutiques and other shops to carry their items, but what about the rest?

Enter Etsy.

When you think of it in simple terms, Etsy is basically the eBay of the handmade world.

You’ll find a community of individuals selling their arts and crafts, handmade items or even supplies.

The Etsy site garners around 30 million visitors a month and gives artists and designers a ready-made platform to display and sell their wares.  

No need to figure out how to build a site to sell your items, Etsy can take care of the promoting, selling and payment collecting for you.

Sellers on Etsy make up to one million dollars a year, just by selling on the platform.  

Will you be the next one?

Who This Is Ideal For:

This is exceptionally ideal for the individual who likes to design and create items but needs a little help in selling their wares.

What Skills You Will Need:

There are two skills you will need and luckily you probably already have the first.  

The first skill is your creative ability. This will drive your designs and creations and what you plan on selling on Etsy.

The second skill is one that you can acquire if you don’t have it, and it’s to promote your Etsy store.  

You can do this through social media, through traditional marketing channels or even partnering with other websites that sell creative pieces of art.

Time Requirement:

Getting registered on Etsy is a reasonably quick process. What will take up a bulk of your time is in the creation of your listings.  

You will need to create eye-catching titles, descriptions that will help persuade visitors, photos to grab their attention and then decide on a price point that will pull in buyers.

This could take a few days or so for you to create.

Some Helpful Tips:

1. Do your homework. 

Now, before you go out and start a store, what you will need to decide is what items you want to sell.

If you already have some in mind, then you can start there. You can also begin to think about the items that you can create yourself. 

Now that you have that list, head on over to Etsy to check out what other similar sellers are doing.

Find answers to the questions such as: 

  • Which items other sellers are selling?
  • What is their price range?
  • How much competition is there? Is there a lot of competition?  
  • How can you differentiate yourself?
  • What items may you be able to sell with less competition? 

Once you can answer these questions, you can now decide what area you will go into that will give you the best chance of success.

2. Get a logo. 

You want your logo to be professional, unique and represent you well.  

If you don’t have design skills, there is no need to worry. You can find someone on Fiverr to create one for you.

3. Post-eye-catching photos. 

This can make or break your store.  

You could have the best items on the site, but if your photos aren’t doing them justice, then you won’t get many sales.  

Take a look at other successful stores to get an idea of the kind of photos you want to take.

If you are able to, you may want to take your pictures using a DSLR on a plain white background.

You’ll get great quality at a professional looking pictures.

4. Fill all needs. 

While this may sound silly, you’ll be losing out on a piece of the market if you only sell high priced items or items in bulk.  

Offer different sizes, packages, and prices for your items so you can meet all of your potential customer’s needs.

For instance, if you only sold in bulk and someone wanted to make a smaller purchase, then they won’t be able to buy, and you won’t lose out on a customer.  

5. Uncover every stone.  

When writing product descriptions, what you want to do is make it easy for the person to purchase.  

The best way to do this is to research your potential customer inside and out.

Read other seller’s descriptions, comb through all of the questions your potential customer may ask and put yourself in their shoes.  

Once you can do that, take your notes and create your description. Be sure to also add in all details and dimensions for your item.

6. Find the right keywords and tags.  

Many sellers don’t realize just how much sales they are losing out on because they are using the wrong or incorrect keywords.  

The right tags and keywords will help get you found, and it’s not that hard to figure out which ones to use.

First, think of what your potential customers may type in, second visit your competition for some ideas and third make a note of the auto-suggested words you find in Etsy’s search bar.  

Add all of these to your titles and descriptions.

Etsy Like Options:

You don’t have to restrict yourself to Etsy. You can also expand your reach and sell on other sites similar to Etsy as well.

Here are just some of them:

Mixing in some of these in addition to Etsy will help you to make more sales, gain a bigger following and give you better brand recognition.

How To Make Money:

You make money when people make a purchase from your Etsy store.  

Several things will help drive more sales, the first being your ratings and trustworthiness.

If your customers sing your praises, then this will help to drive sales.

The second thing is your reliability.

To keep those high ratings, you will need to ensure that you are delivering what you promise when you promise it.

Take the time to pack items carefully, so they don’t break, bend or get nicked in transit.  

Pack it as if you were sending something to a family member or friend.

Be sure to build in your costs for shipping and packing materials into the overall cost.  

Good luck!

Way No 14:  Join Leapforce

If you have been looking for a true work from home opportunity, then this may be the one you have been looking for.  

No, this isn’t one of those “fill out a survey and get paid” type of opportunities, but one where you can actually get paid.

Leapforce is a U.S. based company that is actively looking for Personalized Search Engine Evaluators.

This is the position that you will most likely be offered if you apply there.

There is no investment you will need to make besides your time, and the computer and Internet requirements are more than likely ones that you currently have.

This is one of the best to ways to make extra money online and you shouldn’t miss on this.

Wondering if they are a legitimate company?

This should make you feel better:

They are an independent company that has been contracted by the bigger search engines such as Google and Bing to help them evaluate their search algorithms.  

They can’t use robots to do this, they need actual people, which is where you can come in.

Your job will be to follow the assignments and instructions that you have been given.  

Your work and feedback will be crucial in providing the analysis and research they need to improve their search engines.

You’ll be giving them real-time feedback on what their user base is looking at.

Who This Is Ideal For:

If you are looking to earn some money, want some flexibility and have a laptop or device to connect to the Internet then you can take on this opportunity.  

The Leapforce site lists out some basic requirements as far as equipment goes, but as we mentioned earlier, you probably already have these.

What Skills You Will Need:

There are really only two skills you will need, with the first being excellent skills to be able to perform research and analysis on the Internet.  

The second being good communication skills to let Leapforce know what your findings were when you do the research for them.

Time Requirement:

From start to finish the time frame you are looking at is about two weeks.

These two weeks will be comprised of filling Leapforce’s application that will require you to send in your resume, as well as other information.  

If you make it through from that point, you will need to take a three-part exam.  

Please keep in mind that this is an exam, so you should take it extremely seriously.  

It will be testing your capabilities and knowledge in the areas of researching online, as well as utilizing a search engine.

Some Helpful Tips:

1. Paint yourself in a good light.  

If you want Google to take you on, then it would make it easier if you showed that you are already using their products.  

Sign up for Gmail, YouTube and other Google products if you haven’t already.

2. Use the products.  

In order to pass their hiring filters, you need to show them that you are actively using Google products.

You can do this by using a Gmail account and ensuring that the web history is actively on, and using Google Play at least once a week.  

If you can show this kind of activity, then you will stand a much better chance.

3. Study hard.  

They won’t just give you the exam to take. They will provide you with the study materials as well.  

Don’t slack off on this. If you fail it, you will only have one more chance to take it.  

Fail it twice, and you are out and won’t be able to apply in the future.

How To Make Money:

This is like any other job. You will get paid an hourly wage which is payable by check at the end of the month.

Citizens of Asian and African countries will receive $7 per hour, while U.S. Citizens will receive $13 per hour.

Way No 15:  Become A WordPress Theme Designer

WordPress is a widely known Website Content Management System (CMS).  

From the individual blogger to the large business owner and everything in between, it has become the go-to website builder of choice.

While the ease of use makes it possible for most individuals to learn how to create and update their own website, the themes available allow for a professional look and feel to be had in a short amount of time.  

These looks come from the vast amount of themes. WordPress users are searching daily for new themes.  You could very well provide these for them.

Who This Is Ideal For:

This is ideal for the web designer, programmer or coder who is looking to diversify and utilize their current skill set.

What Skills You Will Need:

The skills needed are very technical in nature.  

You will need to understand the WordPress framework, as well as understand HTML, PHP and CSS.  

These work in concert with one another when creating a theme.

Time Requirement:

This is dependent upon your individual level of expertise in WordPress theme development.

Some Helpful Tips:

1. Watch.  

Take a look at the WordPress themes that are already on the market.  Watch and take note of the ones that are already selling well and have an established buying audience.

2. Understand your market.  

If you plan on working with just one market area such as dentists, then you need to understand better what web designers are looking for in this area.  

  • Are there issues with other themes in this niche area?
  • What are they looking for when it comes to themes?
  • Are they looking for specific functionality?  

Answer these questions, and you’ll be a step ahead of the competition.

3. Solve their problems.  

Take all of the information you gathered in your research, and create themes that solve the issues current web designers are experiencing in their given niche.

How To Make Money:

There are a variety of ways you can sell your themes, but there are two specific ways you can do so.  

One gets you more revenue but may be more challenging, while the other gets you less revenue and is less challenging.

Here’s a look at both:

1. Sell them yourself on your own website.  

If you have created several WordPress themes, then you can sell them from your own website, but you will need to get traffic there to make sales.

2. Sell them on established marketplaces. 

There are three marketplaces you can sell from that get millions of visits, but you must give up half of your revenue on each sale.  

However, there’s less work for you to do.

These sites are, and

Way No 16:  Become A Mobile App Developer

Almost every person that owns a mobile phone owns one of the Smart Phone kind.  

These phones run a variety of apps from banking to games to productivity, many have come to rely on these apps.

If you have a passion for mobile apps, then you can start earning in this area.

Who This Is Ideal For:

This is ideal for the individual with some mobile app coding skills, or someone who has a passion for mobile app development and is willing to learn.

What Skills You Will Need:

If you already have Android and iOS coding skills, then all you will need to do is understand how the mobile app stores function, doing app store optimization and learning to market your apps on them.  

If you don’t have the coding skills, you can still create professional apps without coding using online app creator tools such as:

If you already have knowledge of the Android platform or iOS platform, then you will be a step ahead.  While this is helpful, it is by no means necessary.

Time Requirement:

This all depends on your level of expertise and how complex of an app you want to develop.

Some Helpful Tips:

1. Do some market research.  

Take a look at what is already selling well within your area and take note of it.  

Also, take note of the comments that users are making so you can use that information in your own app development.

2. Download a few apps in your niche.  

Download some apps in the niche you want to explore so you can see what users are currently working with and how you can improve on it.

How To Make Money:

There are a few ways you can start earning with your app.  

First, you can upload an app on both the Android Play Store and Apple’s App Store, then publish ads inside your app using Google’s AdMob, Facebook Audience Network or any other mobile ad publisher to start making money with it.

While your app is free to download, you can still earn from ad revenue.

Second, you can earn by selling your app at a fixed price.  The more downloads you get, the more money you will make.

Third, you can earn by promoting affiliate products within the app, where you can receive a commission on every purchase made through your link.

Way No 17:  Create TeeSpring Campaigns

TeeSpring is one of THE best ways to design your own clothing online.  

The best part of the process is that TeeSpring handles the production and shipping to buyers.

 All you need to do is create a design and market the product.

Who This Is Ideal For:

This is ideal for all creative types. If you are a writer and can come up with slogans, or if you are a painter or designer and want to produce shirts or other apparel with your designs, then this will be right up your alley.

What Skills You Will Need:

You will need three skills to make this work.

The first is your creative side, where you will need to come up with ideas, designs or sayings.  

The second is to be able to get those out in a digital format by using digital design tools such as Adobe Illustrator, etc.

The last is marketing, you will need to be able to promote your designs through channels such as social media, paid ads or content marketing.

Time Requirement:

The time required here would be to create the designs and upload them to TeeSpring.  If you already have a design, then you can get going within the hour.

Some Helpful Tips:

1. Don’t copy.  

The last thing you want to do is take someone else’s design and suffer the consequences.

Just don’t do it.

2. Let friends and family know.  

For your first campaign, you’ll need some self-confidence.  Promote your shirts to friends and family to get the sales going and to build an audience.

3. Focus on a specific market.  

You’d be surprised how many people are ready and willing to buy.  You can target pet owners, technology fans and more.

How To Make Money:

When you start a campaign all you need to do is select the T-Shirt colors and sizes, then upload your design.

From there, you will earn money when someone makes a purchase.  

Promote your shirts through your social media accounts and/or paid advertising to get started.  

Ask friends and family to get the word out about your T-Shirt business so you can earn more.

Way No 18:  Become An Email Marketer

When they say that the money is in the list, this is what they are talking about.  

The bigger your email list is, the bigger the audience you have to promote your offers.  

This list can be generated from subscribers to your blog, website, social media or paid ads.  

Within your email messages, you can add in links to your affiliate offers to make money.  Just be sure that you are legally compliant with these emails.

Who This Is Ideal For:

This would be ideal for those who like to write persuasive content, specifically in an email format.

What Skills You Will Need:

The most significant skill you will need is to be able to produce promotional emails that contain valuable content.

Time Requirement:

They say that the money is in the list, BUT it takes some time to build up that list.  

You can expect to spend up to three months to build up a list big enough to make a profit from.  

It can be done in as short an amount of time as one month, but the more time you spend on it, the bigger that list becomes and the more long-term passive income you can generate.

You will need to offer something in return for an email address.

This can be done in the form of a free eBook, free video course or even an insider’s newsletter to your website members.  

These materials should meet their needs and solve some of their problems. 

Some Helpful Tips:

1. Focus on one need. 

If you zero in on one specific need that visitors have, you can focus your opt-in offer around that.

For example, if you are in the fitness area, you can offer a free report on how to lose weight in 1 week, in exchange for an email address.

2. Stay compliant. 

There are governing bodies that call for your transparency when sending promotional emails.  

Be sure to stay in compliance, and do your research BEFORE sending out emails filled with affiliate links.

How To Make Money:

The way that you can make money here is to send valuable and relevant emails with links to your products or services, or affiliate products or services.  

When someone clicks on the link and makes a purchase, then you make money.

The bigger your list size, the more potential income you can make. 

For example, if you have 1,000 people on your list, and 100 people click your link for a product where you receive $20 in affiliate commissions, then imagine if 10 of those 100 people make a purchase.  

You just earned $200 from one email. Now imagine if you had 10,000 people on that list. 

Way No 19:  Start Marketing On Facebook

Facebook falls in the same space of recognition as Google and Yahoo. You have either used Facebook yourself or know someone that has.

As it is a social media giant, you should leverage this platform to market the products that you already use, or enjoy using it.

Who This Is Ideal For:

This is ideal for the individual who enjoys using social media, and in particular, Facebook.

What Skills You Will Need:

One of the skills that are required to make this work would be an ability to create Facebook posts that appeal to your audience and prompts them to click on the links contained within your post.

The other skill would be an ability to promote your page on Facebook through different marketing methods.

Time Requirement:

If you are already familiar with and use Facebook, then getting up and running by creating a page won’t take you very long.  

You will just need to start creating promotional posts and a page promoting your product or products of choice.

Some Helpful Tips:

1. Look at what others are doing.

Take a look at someone doing something similar to what you want to do.  Take a look at comments that people are making so you can make your page better.

2. Don’t be TOO salesy.  

People can tell if all you are doing is trying to sell them a product. Mix in some relevant and valuable information along the way.

You basically want to give them a reason to read, other than trying to pitch a product.

How To Make Money:

The more people you can get to your page, the better chance you stand of making sales. You can earn by:

  • Promoting affiliate offers that are relevant to your page’s topic
  • Promoting your blog post on the page.
  • Promoting eCommerce products relevant to your niche. 

If you are able to and have the budget, you can promote your page and posts through Facebook ads to reach a much bigger audience.

Way No 20:  Become A Copywriter

Someone needs to write sales copy for products and services, why not you?

A copywriter’s primary purpose is to persuade someone to make a purchase.

The writer’s job is to push all of the right buttons to sell someone on something.  

In fact, going into it, the person may be partially thinking about purchasing, but if the copy is good enough, in the end, the person will end up making a purchase.

Who This Is Ideal For:

This is ideal for anyone who enjoys writing persuasively and is willing to learn more about the craft of writing.

What Skills You Will Need:

Copywriting has been around for ages.

The only real skill you will need is the ability to write. The rest you can learn.

In fact, each copywriting job may be different.  

You may need to read up on your audience, learn what they like and dislike and what they want.  This kind of research will help you better create your copy.

Time Requirement:

Writing is a skill that most people have. Writing excellent and persuasive copy is a skill that takes time to learn.  

The time required will be dependent on the person’s current skill level not just in writing, but also in persuasive writing.

Time will also be needed to learn about various concepts and behaviors that push people to buy.

Some Helpful Tips:

1. Study Copy.  

You can learn from the greats like Dan Kennedy. Read their copy, get their books and see what they are doing that works.  

2. Learn to love advertising.  

The more you dive into it, the better you will get at it.

Learn to love advertising, from reading magazine headlines to listening to someone persuade another to take a specific action.  

The more you get into it, the more you will learn and the more natural it will become.

3. Practice.  

You can’t get better at it if you don’t practice. Even if you aren’t hired yet to write, just start writing your own copy.

If you have a website, then write the copy for your site. The more you do it, the better you will get.

How To Make Money:

You can earn a lot of money as a copywriter. In some cases, you can get paid thousands of dollars for just a few pages of copy.  

If you are just starting out, then you may want to get some experience and some pieces written as a sample, before you start charging higher rates.

You can start off by writing the copy for any products you may be promoting on your site, or even for websites of friends you may have.  

Remember, you’ll get better with more practice, so just keep writing.

If you don’t have someone you can write for, then you can sign up as a freelance writer at a number of different sites.  

Here are some of them:  

At last, we hope this article might have helped you to discover some really good ways to make money online.

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