9 Best Ways to Make Money Online from Home

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Making money online is not a pipe dream. It is a reality that has come through for too many people.

These days, almost anybody can earn money and even build a stable source of income online. The good news is, you do not need to have a college degree in order to earn money online. There are a bunch of legitimate things you can do to earn yourself some extra cash on the internet without investments. You can do this by using your skills as a singer, writer, comedian, photographer, and even a blogger to make money online with little or no money at all.

Who can earn money online?

Earning money online is open to everyone. Students can use it as a part-time job to support themselves financially as they complete their education.

Stay at home mums; either on maternity leave or as a “housewife” staying at home to take good care of the kids, can also use online platforms to occupy themselves and make extra cash on the side to support the family. This would help you get a steady stream of income that can be used to cover for some home expenses.

Are you a Business owner or manager? You can make money online during your free time off work. I am sure getting some extra cash here and there isn’t such a bad idea. There are a number of ways to make money online; both illegally and legally. This article serves to teach you how to legally make money online. Below are some ways to earn some extra cash on the internet.

Freelance jobs

Freelancing is a way to earn money online by providing services to businesses and clients online. As a freelancer you can decide to work per-time or full-time and you can take on as many jobs as possible. But you must ensure you meet with the set deadline to deliver the work; this would project you as competent and make your clients refer you to others because of the services you offer. To become a freelancer, you need to be registered with any freelance marketplace and fill your profile and skills in a professional way in order to attract recruiters that would want to work with you. Some of the best freelance marketplaces are; Upwork, Guru, Freelancer, Toptal, Iwriter, Project4hire and Peopleperhour. Freelance services that you can offer include; web design, graphic design, social media marketing, article writing, copywriting, email marketing and search engine optimization.

Content curating

If you are a professional writer, you can earn money online as a freelancer; writing articles for people. If you know how to present ideas and have a gift for writing, you can polish that inner talent with some online courses or trainings on professional writing and afterwards, begin using the skills to make money. Freelance writers get paid based on their word count and how professional the written piece is. You can also create a profile on any website for freelancers to attract traffic or customers to yourself.

Voice over acting

You can lend your voice online for voice overs by recording that deep baritone or soft pitched voice and sending to sites that offer “voice lending” jobs to get paid. These days there are a bunch of work for dubbing on the internet where you can tell stories and cast news. Find those sites that offer jobs in “voice lending” and apply for a job with them. However, you would need good recording equipment in order to make money via this method.

Affiliate marketing

This is one of the easiest ways to make money online; especially when you have a massive presence on the internet through any of your social media pages. Affiliate marketing involves promoting the products of other companies online and given a commission by the company every time anyone buys the products. You would be given a link with your ID to the product you are promoting or company you would be promoting their products. When anyone clicks and buys a product through that link, you get your percentage of commission. The good thing about this way of earning money online is that, you make more money as you sell more products. Joining an affiliate market and looking for a product you can market online is a good place to start. One of the top affiliate marketing sites you could join is Clickbank.

Publish books online

There are online websites in Nigeria that makes it fast and easy to publish books. It doesn’t even have to be a 5,000-page long book. It can be a short story or review. A good example is Okadabooks; the good thing about this publishing website is that it is free, and you get paid every time any of your published works are downloaded.

Sell designs online

Are you a natural in designing? Then you should channel the skill into making money online. You can upload your design on printivo online store (a marketplace that allows people upload and sell designs) and get paid 15% of the value of your design every time a Printivo customer makes use of your design or orders a clothing or print with your design.

Real-estate business

If you have access to information on housing properties for sale, lease or rent around you, you can be paid an agent fee for uploading the available properties on websites such as jumia house, Tolet and Private property. But first, you need to be registered as an agent.

Sell products on E-commerce websites

E-commerce websites are websites that allow merchants list and sell products online for free. Due to the traction on these websites, your products are exposed to a very high amount of online attention that you might not have access to offline. This makes it easier and faster to sell your products and make more money online. Examples of E-commerce websites are; Jumia, Konga, and Payporte.

Sell products on social media platforms

If you are thinking of going into the business of buying and selling but are skeptical about where your store would be, you have nothing to worry about. While you are getting ready to get a physical store, you can start by marketing those products on Instagram, Facebook and twitter. You would be shocked how much customers you would have in your Dm’s messaging you on the products they wish to buy. You just need to create a business profile on any of the platforms and take professional pictures of the products that are up for sale. If you need help setting up a business profile, you can hire the services of a social media manager to help you.

Remember, making money online is an achievable dream and can be your “dream come true” too, but it is no magic and fairy tales. It takes hard work, focus, determination and consistency.