How to make money online

There are plenty of ways you can make money online working from home. Before you take the plunge, there are several things you need to consider:

  • How much you want to make?
  • Your core objective
  • Your skills
  • Your startup costs
  • How you’ll manage your time

How much do you want to make?

How much you want to make is an important consideration because it will impact the number of hours you are prepared to work and the sort of online jobs you take on. If you want to make some extra money to supplement your full-time income, or bring a bit of additional money into the household, you won’t want a fully-fledged online business.

What is your objective?

Naturally, this is to make money, but you also have to consider the reasons why you’re doing it before making a commitment. Are you saving up for something special? Do you want to pay off some bills? Or is it that you’re unable to get out to work because you have childcare commitments, or a disability that means you’re unable to travel to work.

For some, their dream job exists online, in the form of digital marketing, an eCommerce business, eBook publishing, building apps, etc. However, if you don’t have a lot of money to invest in your passion, you’ve never going to get the results you desire. You’re better off finding a way to make money online some and plough the money you make into your dream job. You can do this by selling items, you no longer want, online or by promoting other peoples products through affiliate marketing and sponsorship deals.

man making money online working from home 

Do you have a skill?

Well, you have one – you know how to use the internet. But internet savvy, isn’t tech savvy as some would have you believe. This goes back to having a passion. You may be good at making gift cards as a hobby but turning it a profitable online business won’t be easy. If you enjoy playing video games, you can make money testing them online. If you enjoy social media, then companies will pay you to post on their social media channels. If you can code, you get work building apps and websites.

Working from home for someone else, or for yourself, is all very well. However, if you’re unable to effectively manage your time, with no one looking over your shoulder, then perhaps working from home is not for you. Plan your day carefully. Write a schedule of your tasks and keep track of your income and expenditure. Below are 23 ways to make money online:

Working from home jobs

  • Virtual assistant
  • Digital marketing
  • Web content manager
  • Transcript work
  • Web/app developer
  • Video games testing
  • Content writing
  • Online surveys
  • Call centre jobs
  • Tester jobs
  • Data entry

Ways to make money online

  • Match betting
  • Forex trading
  • Blogging
  • eCommerce
  • Writing books
  • Copywriting
  • Freelance work through platforms like Upwork and Fiverr
  • Buying and selling domains
  • Making online videos
  • Selling through popular online platforms, e.g. eBay, Amazon, and Etsy
  • Print on demand
  • Affiliate marketing
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