Are you a stay-at-home mum looking for an extra income?
Are you a University student looking for some money on the side?
Are you wanting to travel the world and make money while you do it?
Well with the rise of the Internet has come some fantastic new ways for you to make money all from the comfort of your living room or favourite travel destination. Part-time or full-time, no longer are we restricted by the typical, monotonous 9-5 work environment, but have the freedom to work from our laptop and make money while we do it. It’s all about making money online these days!
All it requires is a little out-of-the box thinking, dedication and some hard work. Think you have what it takes? Well check out some of these methods to figure out if making money online is the right avenue for you.
1. BUILD A BLOG
Is there something that you are passionate about? Gardening? Trading Stocks? Fashion? Surfing? You name it and I guarantee there will be a blog about it. So why not turn your passion into something profitable. Using platforms like WordPress, Blogspot, Tumblr or Weebly you can make a killing with your blogging, but only if you structure it the right way with amazing content. The key is to make sure that you focus on one specific niche, write useful, engaging content and target it very specifically to your desired target market using specific keywords and marketing methods. And there are many ways to make money through blogging including affiliate marketing, advertising, providing additional services such as coaching or training an providing additional products such as courses or books. Stay tuned, there will be plenty more coming your way to teach you how to do all of this! For now, get started and the rest we can perfect later.
2. JUMP ON AIRTASKER
Airtasker is a fantastic tool that has created opportunities and extra income for so many people, all through the fantastic concept of outsourcing. Through this ingenius app that you can download straight to your smartphone, people post every day tasks that need doing, from completing surveys and reviewing websites to cleaning houses or assembling furniture. There are even some requests for food delivery services when people are feeling to hungover to drive! So if you are good at something or are in need of some extra money to pay that big electricity bill, why not give it a go. All you need to do is sign up, register your bank account details and once you bid on the task, if accepted and completed you will get the money in your account within a few days. If you are really digging it, you can even do what my mum did and build a business from it, generating a list of clients that you can do regular and ongoing work for.
3. START A FIVERR ACCOUNT
Fiverr, similar to Airtasker, is a marketing platform but on a more global scale, that involves individuals and businesses outsourcing there often creative work to experts for a fee, usually starting at around $5 US. There are so many different categories you can specialise in- graphic design, digital marketing, IT, advertising, and now there are even Lifestyle categories such as healings, impersonators and health and fitness, just to name a few. So what are you waiting for? If there is something you are skilled in, create an ad with fiverr, set your price and get making some money today! It is a fantastic service and has so much flexibility. Join using my code- https://www.fiverr.com/s2/69ab5a31dc
4. SELL YOUR STUFF ON EBAY
Most of us have used EBAY before to buy stuff but what about using it to sell things you no longer need and earn a bit of money? Do a springclean and find all the items you no longer need- clothes, kids toys, books, kitchen wear, sporting goods or technology. You will be surprised of the demand of second hand goods out there! Set your price, decide whether you want people to bid on it or just buy it now and create your ad. Easy as that. Alternatively if you are creative such as an artist, jewellery maker or designer, or if you have a whole heap of goods that need selling, you can create an online EBAY store to make your life a bit easier and generate ongoing business. If you a super keen and are wanting to get more eyes on what you are selling or sell it fast, you can also use Gumtree, the Facebook Marketplace or Etsy (for the creatives) as alternative selling platforms.
5. JOIN AN ONLINE BUSINESS
Out of all the things I have tried, this would by far have to be the most effective way to make money, and the most of it, online. Although slightly more involved then the above methods, joining an online business involves selecting the right business, often with a small startup, some training and once you are on your way, the ability to live the freedom of a laptop-lifestyle, working at home in your pyjamas, from your fave coffee shop or whilst travelling the world. In the age of entrepreneurialism, the internet has really pathed the way for this phenomenon, allowing people to get involved in businesses with low overheads and risks and big opportunities and create their own twist on it to generate a usually limitless income. Whether it be digital marketing (my preferred online business with the biggest opportunities), network marketing or affiliate marketing, do your research, find out which one is the most suitable for you and your desired lifestyle and get started. Don’t stress, as somebody with ample experience with online businesses, I will post more information on this later on.
So there you go, just a few ideas to get you started. I am not one for giving you too much information and overloading you all at once, so if you are keen to know more about how you can make money online, subscribe to my blog for more posts or feel free to contact me on for more information.
Happy Online Money Making!
-The Soulful Wanderer