The world has evolved now. Not many fancy the old school way of making money which is, getting a manual job and getting paid per month or per week. Both the young and old have come to understand how powerful the internet has become in not only getting information but in making money. There are several ways to start making money online. You only need to know how to go about it.
This post will highlight on 4 legit online money making ways and how to go about them. You can either take it as full time business or part time.
1. AFFILIATE MARKETING: Affiliate marketing is about promoting people’s or a company’s product. When someone purchases a product through your affiliate link, you are paid a commission. The affiliate link is the link that refers back to the product(s) you are promoting or advertising for the person or company. This means, before you are able to advertise a company’s product, you need to have a platform on which people can access such affiliate link. What are these platforms? Well, it’s nothing strange. These platforms can be your blog website or your YouTube channel or even your social media handles.
With the blog website, you induce your affiliate links into your content and once your website visitors are attracted to it, some may prefer to make a purchase. More so, YouTube channel owners can also drop the affiliate links in the video’s description. With this, make sure to prompt your viewers of such a link in the video description for them to become aware, if not, they walk away after watching the video.
NOTE that affiliate links should fit into your content. This means, do not put your affiliate link at just any part of your blog and expect people to click and buy them. Let the link blend into your content or make a catchy intro to the product.
For instance, you can create a content about a review of a particular product (mobile phones, smart watches, headsets, gaming laptops etc.) and include an affiliate link which can lead someone to purchase such an item. You get a commission after that purchase. There are several companies that run affiliate programs that you can signup to. E- Commerce companies like Jumia and Amazon run affiliate programs. However, this blog will only focus on Amazon.
Amazon has an affiliate program called Amazon Associates that allows you to place links of products on your blog or your YouTube video description that will enable people to shop on Amazon like they normally would. You get paid a commission when someone clicks on your affiliate link and makes a purchase. Let’s now see how to make money with Amazon Associates through your blogs, website or YouTube video. To begin your affiliate marketing journey with Amazon Associate, read my blog on HOW TO MAKE MONEY WITH AFFILIATE MARKETING USING AMAZON ASSOCIATES.
2. YOUTUBE CHANNEL: YouTube is one legit way to make money online. YouTube contains a wide range of videos which millions of people stream or download every single day. Most of the videos on YouTube are generating thousands of dollars to the owners of those YouTube accounts. The good news is, you can also earn from YouTube. All you need to do is create a YouTube account and start uploading videos.
First, choose a category (niche) that you are more knowledgeable about and create videos in such areas. For instance, if you are an I.T expert, you can create tutorial videos on how to activate windows account, or how to install some computer softwares or make a video on how to assemble computer hardwares. An expert in food making can make videos on several food recipes.
Millions of people search for videos that will help them solve some basic problems everyday. Your video can be a solution to someone’s problem. This should remind you to create videos which will give solutions, information or educate people.
With an idea on how powerful YouTube can be in making money online, you have to know how to use YouTube to generate massive income for yourself. Read my GUIDE ON HOW TO START AND MAKE MONEY WITH YOUTUBE.
2. BLOGGING: If you have the expertise or the passion or interest for a subject, you’re ready to start making money with a blog. Blogging is not all about writing. However, it can be your target if that’s what you want to do. But writing blog posts are just the start. You can post photos, videos, and links to other sites, you can even repost news and other articles.
However, creating your own site and securing your own hosting for a low price is generally the route I recommend, as many free blogging sites have restrictions on what you can say or do, including making money or advertising.
The key is to post relevant content that is useful to your target audience and to post a bit consistently depending on your schedules. That is the best way to get ranked in the search engines and to also get the attention of your audience. Now that you have an idea on what blogging is about, continue to read on how to start your own blog and make money with it. Read my STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE ON HOW START A BLOG AND GENERATE INCOME.
4. PUBLISH AND SELL E-BOOKS: E-book simply means electronic book. E-book is the online form of the normal novels or articles we read on paper. Instead of holding the book in hand to read, you rather read it online.
You can make money by writing articles, stories or poems and publishing them. This is an opportunity for anyone who is talented or creative in writing. You don’t necessarily have to write very long novels here. It can be a short but educative article or interesting story that people would love. It can be a lifetime experience or a life changing story. It can be tips on how to stop certain addictions. Sometimes, the title plays a major part in someone having the interest to read or buy your e-book.
More so, you need to pick a niche or topics of interest. It’s advisable to go for topics that people love to read about. Stories on money making, love, business tips or how to be successful in life are also hot cake areas.
I know many of you have written very interesting stories, poems ,or articles on various topics in your journals or diaries for fun. That’s very good. But, do you know you can make money with those leisure time write ups? Someone might love to pay a token just to read your stories or articles. All you have to do is to go ahead and publish those write ups online in the form of e-books for millions of people to have access. For knowledge on how to do this, read on HOW TO CREATE AND MAKE MONEY WITH E-BOOKS.
All these are legit online business that are fetching good sums of money for those who are dedicated to it. They can be part time jobs that you do aside your main job although they might need some consistency and dedication to make some benefit out of them.
There are people who combine two of these online businesses. For instance, blogging can be combined with affiliate marketing. You only need to create a content on a product or service and add an affiliate link that will lead someone to purchase them. If you have a YouTube account, you can advertise a product in your video and drop the affiliate link to purchase that product in the video description. Encourage your viewers to click on the link and check it out. However, as a beginner, you can start with one and later develop the skills for another.