I have already posted content focused on blogging, white label dating, affiliate marketing and the creation of software, eBooks, and other digital products. These are some of the main areas where I have made most of my money but that doesn’t mean you have to take the same path as me. Below you will see many other ways that you can make money online.
This is one of the easiest things you can do to make a little money online. The barrier to entry is low, you don’t need special software or equipment. Plus, people always need content and sometimes it is easier to outsource it. The amount of money you can make writing depends on how good of a writer you are. The best writers make about 5 cents a word. Lower quality writers make as little a one cents a word.
If you decide that writing is something you want to pursue make sure that you take it serious. Do everything you can to deliver quality and to become a better writer everyday. Websites like Writeraccess.com and Textbroker.com are always looking for writers. If you don’t meet their requirements you can join Freelancer.com, Elance.com or another freelance job website and bid on writing projects you think you can do. If you are a good enough writer there is no reason you can’t make a full-time income writing.
Sell stock photos and videos
If you have an interest in photography and videography you should explore selling stock photos or stock videos. Websites like Istocktockphoto.com* and Canstockphoto.com* allow people to upload their photos. When your photos or videos are sold, you receive a portion of the proceeds.
Much like everything on this list, selling stock photos or videos should be treated like a real business. That means using professional equipment and taking professional photos and videos. Taking low quality photos or videos with your mobile phone and trying to sell them won’t cut it.
This opportunity is a good way to make a little extra money. The amount you can make depends on the types of photos or videos you sell and how many you are selling. Having thousands of photos or videos for sale puts you in a position to make more than if you just have 50 for sale.
Video is getting more and more popular and video services are in higher demand. People are using video to demonstrate things, explain things and sell things. If you have quality video equipment and a personality that belongs in front of a camera this is an opportunity you should pursue.
The best thing about doing video for people is they provide the script. You only have to focus on making sure the video meets their needs. Their is potential to make a full time income creating video for people. The amount you make depends on how smooth you are in front of the camera. If you are good looking, smooth and confident when you speak you will make money. If you are unattractive and timid you probably wont have much success.
If you speak multiple languages you have an opportunity to make good money on Fiverr and various freelancer websites. The English speaking market is becoming saturated with blogs, ebooks and other content while foreign language content is being overlooked. If you can provide accurate translations services that can help people take their existing websites and products and translate them to other languages you can make good money.
You can expect to make about 1 or 2 cents a word for translation jobs. So If you translate 200,000 words a month you can make $2000 a month.
Ever heard of Udemy.com*? It is a website that allows average Joes like you and I to create courses that teach people something. If you have a lot of hobbies, interests or skills, you could create a course that teaches people what you know. On Udemy people are being taught how to surf, how to speak a foreign language, how to play and instrument and a lot of other things. The opportunities to sell a course are virtually endless. Best of all you can earn 100% of the money your course makes if you promote it yourself.
Take note that knowing how to do something is just one part of having success. You also need the ability to put together a quality course that explains everything to your students so that they can benefit. If you overstate what people can learn or throw a crappy course together in a couple of weeks you won’t succeed.
You definitely have an opportunity to make a full-time income if you are a quality instructor and you can properly promote the course you are selling. If you already own a blog, selling a related course could be a good way to boost your blog income.
Many entrepreneurs need a little help on the side. With so many communication options, daily tasks can be outsourced to a third party. Things like transcription, checking email, scheduling appointments, updating social networking accounts and other tasks can be outsourced.
If you are in the US, UK or Canada, have a high level of computer skills the ability to follow instructions, making $20 an hour is not out of the question. Virtual assistants in other countries can make $2 to $10 an hour.
People take their businesses serious and they want workers that are just as serious as they are. If you decide to pursue jobs as a virtual assistant you better make sure that you’re prepared to work hard. You can find virtual assistant jobs on Freelancer.com* and Elance.com*.
As you can see, blogging and digital products are not the only ways to make money online. You do have other options. It is up to you to determine what your skills and interests are and see what fits.