Now more than ever is the time to start making money online. But how exactly are you supposed to or are the best ways to? Truth is, nothing about making money online is easy or necessarily a get rich quick gaurantee. Simply setting up shop online won’t make you rich over night and some of these options are all about playing the long game. But if you put in the work, show up & focus on helping others, you’ll be able to make it work! Here are 5 ways to make money online.
1. Sell your services
Selling your services online will be depedant on the current set of skills you have. However, there are a lot of opportunities in the digital space to make money. Services like virtual assistant, designers (like me), social media marketers, accountants, legal work, translators, copywriters, strategists, customer service support, project managers, developers, illustrators, virtual interior designers, etc. If there is a way to do and offer your service online, go for it! All you need is to start marketing yourself and promoting your offers. Then you can establish yourself online with a website!
2. Sell products (both physical or digital)
There are a lot of ways to sell products online these days. Whether that’s through Ebay or Amazon, etsy or Creative Market, the opportunities are out there. The great thing about sites like Etsy or Creative Market is that you are able to sell digital products like design work, posters, printables, mockups, ebooks, etc. The other way is by setting up your own website via Shopify or WooCommerce and WordPress.
3. Affiliate Commissions
Affilate commissions are more of a long game when it comes to making money online but definitely achievable depending on how much you’re willing to promote a business or product. Affiliate sales are essentially referrals that you send to a business and once that referral makes a purchase, you get a percentage of sales. Best ways to earn affiliate commissions would be through directly emailing or sharing the affiliate link or by creating content that’s informative about the product.
4. Create or Teach a Course
The e-learning space is a billion dollar industry and will only continue to grow in the next few years. Everyone has gifts and knowledge that people are willing to pay for. You simply have to start teaching. You can work get feedback, work on pre-selling an online course and create it using sites like Kajabi or Teachable. If you don’t want to go through the process of creating a full course & set up entirely on your own, you can start small by teaching a Skillshare or Udemy course.
5. Start an online membership
Online memberships can be great for recurring monthly or yearly revenue. You’d charge a monthly or yearly fee for access to your membership and collect payments every billing cycle. There are memberships for everything from stock photos to digital business resources to fitness classes, etc. Once you get your website or online payment platform set up, you can start getting new members!
The great thing about these 5 ways to make money online is that you don’t need a lot of money to get started and you can use the skills you already have. Now, let’s be real, these aren’t necessarily get rich quick schemes but they will set you up for success if done right! Good luck!
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