There are many, many genuine ways of making money online. In fact, the problem is not finding a way to make money online; the hardest thing to do is to find one way to make money online, make money from it, and stick with it. Or maybe that should be ‘stick with it and make money from it’ as the most common cause of not making money online is that most people give up when they are almost there.
The 5 Most Genuine Ways of Making Money Online
So, here are a few genuine ways of making money online to get you thinking:
Freelancing is a great way to earn money, but it takes patience. You almost certainly have a skill that other people will pay you for. It may be something ‘traditional’ like content creation, photoshopping, or social media management.
Or it could be something more unusual like holding up a handwritten sign, singing ‘Happy Birthday’ or something else a bit ‘out there’. Check on fiverr.com and see what other people are offering that you can do. If you don’t have a skill, you can learn one. Here is an article I wrote about copywriting and Fiverr.
Do you like selling physical products? If so, you could become a drop shipper or sell on Amazon. It’s not easy and it takes a lot of studying and patience, but many people make serious money from it. If you go this route, you may also want to learn how to blog so that your e-commerce site traffic is not just acquired by adverts.
And for goodness sake, don’t believe all the crap you’ll read about a homeless man setting up a website and making 500,000 bucks in his first week. Like everything else online, creating a drop shipping business takes skill and training; be prepared for the long haul. If you’re interested in drop shipping and you’d like help, check out Salehoo’s Drop Shipping Membership Program.
If you like writing, blogging is definitely an option. Chris Brogan said, “No matter what, the very first piece of social media real estate I’d start with is a blog.” So really, whatever you plan to do, create a blog.
If you don’t know what niche you’d like your blog to be in, you could start with a blog about your daily grind to make money online. It’s something I wish I had thought of doing when I first started. You can make money from your blog using Adsense or something similar.
4. Kindle Publishing
This is not something I’m actively doing, but I have played with it in the past. Kindle eBook publishing is a really great way to earn a passive income. What makes it so cool is that once you have got your eBook set up properly, it keeps earning you money. Then you can repeat the formula and get your next eBook started.
I think that when I get some more free time, which means when I can give up some of the other things I do online which take up too much of my time, like writing content and teaching online (which both earn me regular money but can’t be scaled up), I will look into Kindle eBook publishing much more.
5. Affiliate Marketing
If you have ever read any of my other answers on this topic, you will know that I am a huge fan of affiliate marketing. I think affiliate marketing is the easiest to learn, easiest to put into action, and the easiest to find the information you need. I also recommend you pay for the training.
The site I recommend is ClickBank University – The #1 Secret of Online Millionaires. It shows you exactly how to succeed. As long as you don’t over-think things and put in the work, you are almost guaranteed to succeed. And at under $50 a month, it really is a steal.
Genuine Ways of Making Money Online
There are many other ways, of course; I have just mentioned four you will succeed in if you put in the work. However, let me leave you with a bit of sage advice from Bill Bradley. Bill said, “Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” and you really need to understand that. Whatever you decide to do, if you are persistent, you will almost certainly succeed.
As always, I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavours no matter what you end up doing. Come back and leave a comment below if you try one of my ideas and end up succeeding.