70 GENIUS WAY TO MAKE MONEY ONLINE 2019

65 Ways to Make Money Online While Working Full-Time

Let’s cut to the chase. You’re here because you want to learn how to make money online.

There’s no catch, no tricks, and no up-sells here.

I’m sharing everything I’ve learned over the past decade, pulling from my own experience in earning a consistent $15,000/mo or more in side income (on the side of my day job) from online sources like affiliates, courses, freelancing and other ways to make money online that we’re exploring in this guide.

Have questions? Check out my monthly side income reports where I break down exactly how I’m making money from my blog.

👋 And by now you probably already know… one of the best ways you can start making money online right now is launching a blog of your own. For that reason, I recently put together a free master guide that breaks down how to start a blog and I share the exact strategies I’ve used to turn my blog into a more than $40,000/mo business.

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I’m here to tell you that you can too—you can (relatively quickly) learn how to make money online.

It won’t always be easy, and you’ll of course have to work hard, push through mistakes and failures along the way.

But here’s the reality; the internet has opened up so many possibilities to people regardless of age, location, or background to build a sustainable, online business or side project that can make extra money online every single month.

And as I said, I’ve experienced this first-hand.

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For the past several years, I’ve been on a mission to experiment with the best ways to create sustainable online income and chase my dreams of self-employment. And while I’ve seen my fair share of success, things haven’t always been easy either.

Along my journey, I’ve launched four separate online businessesThe first one lost me $6,537 in a matter of months, while I completely overestimated the audience size for the second. Both shut down very quickly.

But after my first two failures trying to make money online, I started to figure some important things out.

My next self-funded business hit $160,000 in revenue in its first year alone. After that first taste of self-made success, I’ve gone on to sign consulting contracts worth tens of thousands of dollars with startups like LinkedIn and Google, launch profitable online courses, and build a following of hundreds of thousands for this blog and my podcast series.

All these highs and lows have given me a clear understanding of what works (and what doesn’t) when it comes to making money online.

There’s no better time than now to build a business and make money online.

With over 3.2 billion people now actively using the internet, we’re well into a massive transformation in how the world does business. We’re living in an age where there’s no longer limitations on what you can achieve based on geographic location or lack of financial resources.

If you have an internet connection and a few dollars in your bank account, there is little that can actually get in the way of you making some extra money online.

There are quite literally hundreds of clever ways to make money online. From taking online surveys, to renting or selling your old clothes, flipping your iPhone to someone in a different country, and even buying low-cost products locally, just to resell them for a higher price on Amazon. There’s truly no shortage of unique ways to make money online.

But don’t fall for the trap of “Easy Money”

Sounds amazing, right? It is. But, before we dive in, I need to address the elephant in the room…

There’s no such thing as an online get-rich quick scheme.

Most of the quick ways people talk about when it comes to making money online are not true businesses.

Sure, some of them may be good for creating a few hundred or even thousand dollars in one-time revenue. But they’re not going to help you unlock financial freedom and achieve complete control of your lifestyle.

They’re shortcuts that don’t last forever—and many of the “opportunities” like network marketing giants Herbalife and others offer, often pan out to either be a scam or at the very least, damaging to your personal relationships. And I would never advocate for that.

The internet has opened up so many opportunities to entrepreneurs and forward-thinking workers. But it’s also opened up considerable competition.

Here’s the hard truth: The only ways to make money online in any lasting manner, involve putting in real time, effort, blood, sweat, and tears.

This isn’t to scare you off. I simply want you to know that this guide is going to focus solely on ways to make real, sustainable extra income online. Not just a few bucks. I want to share all the mistakes I’ve made that got me to where I am now so that you don’t have to go through them, and can build a successful online source of income for yourself.

Don’t get me wrong, there are still a lot of great opportunities to make money online today. It’s that the most common ideas have been picked through a lot more than they were a few years ago. To stand out you need to be smart, look for the best opportunities, and be unique in the ways you approach making money online. And I’m here to help.

Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission. Know that I only recommend products, tools and learning resources I’ve personally used and believe are genuinely helpful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to purchase them. Most of all, I would never advocate for buying something that you can’t afford or that you’re not yet ready to implement.

So, if you’re as excited as I am now, let’s dive right into the 70 best ways to make real, sustainable money online.

Looking instead for inspiration to just make some quick cash online? Jump down to starting at #11 for a longer list of less “long-term business ideas” and instead get inspiration for other (real) ways to make money online that involve less up-front work.

70 Genius Ways to Make Money Online (on the Side) Today

We’re going to start first with the top ten ways to make serious money online (with a long-term focus).

If you’re looking to build a true online business, or start a side business idea that has the potential to truly change your life (and you’re not afraid of investing months & years of work into the business), this where you should start.

Through my years of experience and research, I’ve consistently found the following ideas have the best potential to create a steady stream of recurring revenue. They’ll take a lot of effort. But if you’re willing to put in the work, they could change your life, like they have for me.

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One last quick thing to note before we dive in: I’m going to be talking a lot about your nichefor every way of making money online that we cover here. If you’re unfamiliar with this term, all it means is your unique topic, angle, market, audience, or voice that will make people stand up and notice your business.

It’s a competitive space online, and the more you can differentiate what you do from what’s out there already, the better chance you’ll have for success.

Alright, now let’s get into my ultimate guide of how to make money online.

1. Build a Niche Blog (or Website) and Use Affiliate Marketing

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If there’s a niche you’re interested in and you can build a decent audience around it, starting a blog and using affiliate marketing to generate income is an incredible way to make money online.

I know first-hand that learning how to start a blog (let alone make money from it) can be a massive undertaking.

So, I put together a free master course for you to take that spreads out all of the work involved in starting a blog, into a series of action-packed lessons. My free course breaks the entire process of starting a blog down into an incredibly simple 7-day process for going from 0 to brainstorming the best blog post ideas, publishing (and promoting) your first blog post in just 1 week. We also cover beginner and advanced ways to learn how to make money bloggingin the course. I can’t recommend it enough.

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Once you’ve launched your blog (or niche website), the next step is figuring out which products and companies you can partner with as an affiliate to help facilitate sales of a related, helpful product for your audience of future readers.

In a nutshell, affiliate marketing is selling someone else’s product by referring customers to their online store. If you can create content (on a blog) or a resource so valuable to the people looking for a certain product and then send them to where they can actually buy it, you’ll receive a predetermined percentage of each sale.

It takes time and effort, but website owners like myself and Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income, have built life-changing careers through affiliate marketing. In fact, Pat even publishes his income reports online, showing how he made over $2 million in the past 12 months alone.

Let’s start with the basics of building your niche website and blog, then get into how affiliate marketing will work for you.

First, you need to research and validate a profitable affiliate niche. What this means is: Are there companies in your niche who will pay you to send customers their way?

You can check this in a number of ways:

  • Become an Amazon Associate and then use Keyword planner to find an in-demand niche: With more than a million different products to choose from and up to 10% commission the sales you drive, Amazon’s affiliate program is a great place to get started. Browse their available products and see what connects with you. Or take it a step further and use Google’s Keyword Planner to quickly check how many people are searching for a specific term. With affiliate marketing, the more relevant traffic you can pull in, the more you’ll make off your site.
  • Sign up for a reputable affiliate network: Aside from Amazon, there are dozens of large reputable affiliate networks, such as Share-A-SaleClickbank, and Skimlinks, that specialize in connecting you with merchants who are looking for affiliates to sell their products. They charge relatively low commission fees for the privilege of connecting you with merchants, and the merchants on these sites tend to offer much higher commission percentages or set dollar amount payouts.
  • Research individual companies in your desired niche: If possible, it’s always better to become an affiliate directly with a company (if they have an internal affiliate program), as no one else will be dipping into your commission rate. This is the preferred route for most of the prominent affiliate marketers, including Pat Flynn. Unfortunately, it’s also the most work, as you’ll have to do the research yourself to see who offers programs (they’re usually listed in the website footer).

Now that you know your niche and have signed up for relevant affiliate programs, it’s time to build out your site and blog to start driving traffic.

Start by finding and buying a domain name (such as http://www.myaffiliatesite.com) that works for your niche on a domain registrar like BluehostNameCheap or GoDaddy.

Bluehost even has a nifty domain name availability checker you can use right here to quickly find out whether or not your desired website URL is available (and if it’s not, they’ll give you suggestions on the next best idea).

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Once you’ve got your domain name, you’ll need a platform to build your site on. While you could pick a free option like Tumblr, Blogger, WordPress.com or another website builder, these won’t give you the flexibility or authority you need to build a truly successful affiliate site.

Instead, go with a self-hosted site (like my blog here is)—this means your blog will be hosted on your own server and you’ll have full control over it. There are tons of highly reputable, affordable companies you can choose to host your website, like BluehostKinsta, or A2 Hosting.

Then once you’ve got your domain name and hosting sorted out, it’s time to pick a CMS, or Content Management System, that will let you update pages, build your blog and integrate with all the other services you need. It’s hard to go wrong with WordPress—the CMS powering close to a quarter of the internet. Keep in mind that eventually as you start growing traffic to your blog, you’ll be wise to invest in a managed WordPress hosting plan from a company with great service like Kinsta, where all of the settings are custom-tailored and optimized to work particularly well with WordPress-powered websites.

Now next, you’ll want to pick a WordPress theme from somewhere like ThemeForest, Elegant Themes or OptimizePress. This is the barebones design of your site, which you can then customize with your own branding, copy, and images. That being said, you don’t want to cheap out. It costs less than $100 to buy a theme that will make your website look professional (and you can upgrade to a completely custom design once you get the business going). You’ll also need strong marketing tools to grow your website, like HubSpot’s All-in-One Marketing plugin.

Like I said, this process can be a bit overwhelming. And that’s why I put together this free master course to help break this entire process down into easy to follow steps that’ll get your blog off the ground and generating readers in less than 1 week.

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Finally, once your blog is officially launched, it’s time to start creating content that will drive traffic to your affiliate partner’s site. Here’s what I mean by that:

Let’s say I’m an Amazon affiliate for camping gear, and I want to write an exhaustive, in-depth blog post and review of the “50 Best Hiking Backpacks for Adventuring Outdoors.” By running a quick Keyword Planner check on the organic search volume I can see that there’s around 5,500 monthly searches for the keyword ‘hiking backpacks’ alone.

If my piece of content is so unique and valuable around hiking backpack recommendations, that other reputable outdoor websites are willing to link to it and build the page’s authority, then I’d have a very real opportunity to rank high in organic search for these search terms (meaning, my page will come up first when someone searches for hiking backpacks).

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Since it’s safe to assume that the purchase intent on searches for hiking backpacks is pretty high, the next logical step is that a reasonable number of site visitors would click through using my affiliate links and complete a purchase, over time.

While it often takes a significant amount of time and hard work to build up your affiliate income, if you have the ability to regularly publish high quality content that drives in targeted traffic to your website, this online revenue source can become quite substantial. Follow along with my experiment growing a completely new finance blog MoneyTalk, into an additional revenue stream for my business.

Check out my Ultimate Guide: 10 Steps to Start a Blog on the Side for my free 20,000 word guide to starting a blog and building it into an income-generating business today. After that and once you’re ready to take your blogging journey seriously, consider investing in your education with one of these top blogging courses.

Oh! And if you’re specifically interested in starting a mom blog for yourself, then check out this detailed guide from my friend Suzi over at Start a Mom Blog and she’ll give you extremely curated advice for that niche 😊

2. Launch and Grow a Startup

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Do you have dreams of running your own business one day? Building and scaling a high-growth startup, while by far the most difficult way to make money online, arguably has the most potential upside.

By the 3rd quarter of 2017, Venture Capitalists had invested over $61 billion into close to 6,000 startups in the US alone.

There’s money in the air, and if you can successfully create an online service, tool, or marketplace that fulfills a rapidly growing need in the marketplace, you could be on track for creating a very valuable business. However, it’ll undoubtedly take an intense dedication of time, efforts, and financial resources.

Unlike a lot of the other businesses we’re going to cover, startup founders face a whole slew of variables and roadblocks that can get in the way of success.

For one, you’ll want to have a high level of domain experience within the industry your startup is going to operate. This means a deep understanding of your customers, the issues they face, and an idea of potential solutions they’ll be willing to pay for. This is the minimum you need to get started.

After that, you’ll need to be familiar with the other major players in the space who might be good partners or acquisition opportunities, as well as an intimate knowledge of how to raise funding, market your product, hire and manage the best talent, and keep yourself financially above water.

*Whew*

Now, this may sound like a lot, but the payoff is worth it.

So where do you start when building a startup?

The most important thing you need before you do anything else is a problem. What do people need that they don’t have? What solution is currently out there that you can do better? This alone is the basis of every great startup.

Once you have that problem or need nailed, the next step is to validate that idea and make sure you’ve actually got customers who will pay for it. This means building a minimum viable product, getting objective feedback from real customers, incorporating updates, testing the market for demand, and getting pricing feedback to ensure there’s enough of a margin between your costs and what consumers are willing to pay.

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Lastly, you need money to make money. Startups can cost quite a bit to get off the ground. So with your idea and market validation solidified, there are a few different paths you can follow to get your initial “seed” cash:

  • Bootstrap: This means you’ll be self-funding your business. While not everyone will have the funds to pay for everything they need to start a startup, bootstrapping means that you retain 100% control over your company. If you can bootstrap your company to an exit or IPO, you’ll most likely never have to work another day in your life.
  • Pitch to VCs/Angels/other investors: If you need some serious cash to grow your startup, you’ll want to put together a pitch deck and reach out to investors who might want to give you the money you need in return for a stake in your company.
  • Join a startup accelerator: Another great option is to apply to a startup accelerator like Y Combinator, 500 startups, or TechStars, where a group of investors will help coach you, connect you with potential partners, and provide startup cash in return for a small stake in your company. The competition is tough to get into these, so don’t rely on them as your only path forward.

Once you’re off the ground, it’s all about customer acquisition, market validation, more funding, and growth.

Of course, that’s a simplified version of everything it takes to build your startup. Luckily, there is now more support, education, and access to funding for budding startups than ever before. And a great place to start is with this list of 101 best free and cheap online business courses for entrepreneurs I put together.

3. Build and Sell Software

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Right now there’s an insatiable need for useful software.

Whether it’s an important consumer application, a specialist app to solve a particular niche problem, or even a time-wasting game you can play on your phone, you can create a massively successful business if you build software that helps people. (Look at the rise of Slack—the team communication software that went from side project to billion-dollar company in just 2 years.)

Now, I know what you’re thinking. Most of the software and apps you use on a regular basis are made by massive companies or established development studios. Well, yes. But many successful apps, particularly those in the Apple and Google stores, are created and marketed by individuals and small businesses. In fact, independent developers made $20 billion in the App Store in 2016 alone.

There are two basic ways that you can make money online by building software products.

The first follows the startup path we outlined above: You have a disruptive idea for an app or piece of software, you validate the idea with real customers, and then raise money to hire developers or a development studio to build, launch, and scale your software. If you’ve done everything right, your software will be accepted to the Apple and Google Stores and you’ll make money every time someone downloads it or pays for a premium feature.

The second (and cheaper) path assumes that you have the design and dev chops yourself to build your dream software. Naturally, it’ll take more time to get your product off the ground, but being able to bootstrap the development of your software lets you retain more ownership in your business and be more in control of your path, making this a lower-cost, but higher time investment to make money selling apps.

If you’re willing to take the time to learn the development skills necessary to build high-quality software products (or even MVPs to help you get funding), there’s a growing roster of reputable online learning platforms like TreehouseCodeAcademy, and Skillcrush to get you the skills you need.

4. Start an eCommerce Site and Sell Physical Products

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If finding a better solution to a problem hundreds or thousands of people have doesn’t seem like an option right now, you might be better off setting up a virtual shop and selling physical items.

These days, this couldn’t be easier. Sites like Shopify have made it easier than ever to build a customizable, powerful eCommerce site in a weekend and start selling products now.

This is probably one of the oldest and most time-tested ways of making money online. Plenty of digital entrepreneurs have created sustainable businesses by either:

  1. Creating physical products they know people in their niche will love
  2. Purchasing low cost goods manufactured in foreign countries, repackaging or combining them with other products, and selling them for higher prices on domestic online marketplaces

While you’ll certainly have higher levels of success if you can nail creating and marketing your own unique product, from my own experience (and that of many other entrepreneurs), I know the extremely high costs and risk associated with starting a product-based business.

Instead, if you can find a solid product that’s already being manufactured at a reasonable price from a marketplace like AliExpressLightInTheBox, or DinoDirect and market it to your audience, you’ll have the start of a money-making eCommerce machine.

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Now, let’s get into the nitty gritty of how your online store is going to operate.

Whether you’re selling your own new products or reselling other goods, you still have to consider how much stock you’re going to carry, how you’re going to fund upfront purchasing costs, and where you’re going to store your inventory. Remember, even if you avoid paying rent on a storefront, you still need to store your inventory somewhere.

Well. Not always. There’s another option that’s become incredibly popular in the last few years (and is my personal favorite way to operate a product business), called drop shipping.

With drop shipping, you’re effectively partnering with a manufacturer or wholesaler to sell their products. This way, you don’t pay upfront costs to buy inventory, aren’t sitting on unsold items taking up expensive warehouse space, and don’t have to deal with shipping the products yourself. You simply create your site, fill it with drop shippable products, and drive in customers, with almost everything else done for you.

Of course, there’s a higher price per product and your margins are lower, but you’re able to start your online store with little more than a Shopify theme and some hosted images of your products. When a customer makes a purchase, you in turn buy the product from your supplier who then ships it directly to your customer.

No inventory. No handling products yourself. No shipping by hand. Sounds pretty amazing.

If you want to supplement selling on your Shopify store with other marketplaces, here are a few other highly lucrative options:

  1. Fulfilled by Amazon: Rather than drop shipping, Amazon lets you store your products in their own warehouses, making them available for Free 2-Day Shipping to Prime members. Which has been proven to significantly increase sales.
  2. Etsy: If you’ve got handmade or crafty products, Etsy is a great marketplace to market and sell on (bonus points if your product is geared towards a more female audience)
  3. eBay: The online auction giant is still in the game and especially good for selling electronics, gadgets, clothing and apparel, and accessories.
  4. Craigslist: While the least scalable, it can be very cost- and time-effective to sell to people locally.

Just be sure to put a lot of care into your product listings. Everything from the titles you use, to how effective the description is at convincing potential buyers your product is better than the rest, and even taking care to shoot high quality product photos can have a dramatic impact on your sales. I recommend using photo editing tools like Fotor, which gives you the ability to edit your images, create captivating graphic designs and more.

5. Find Freelance Clients and Sell Your Services

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If you have a marketable skill—like writing, designing, web development, marketing, project management, or anything else—one of the easiest ways to make sustainable extra money online is to start freelancing.

And while freelancing might not be as scalable as some of the other ideas we’ve spoken about, it’s not uncommon for solopreneurs to build healthy six-figure freelance businesses for themselves. (In fact, I’ve interviewed tons of them on my podcast!)

Today, over 54 million Americans are opting to forego traditional careers and start a freelance business.

There’s plenty of work and clients to be found. If you know where to look. To start, you need to know if there is enough demand for your skill to make it worth the effort to go out looking for work. Start by searching for freelance postings on sites like FlexjobsSolidGigsContenagreatcontent or one of the dozens of other skill-specific freelance job boards.

How many postings are there for jobs similar to what you do? If there’s a decent amount and it looks like there’s steady demand, put those skills down on a shortlist and start researching the companies and industries that are hiring.

I’ve written a full guide to starting your own freelance business, but here’s a quick list to get you started:

  • Decide what your goal is: Do you want a bit of extra income or are you looking to go full-time freelance? It takes time to ramp up a freelance business working from home, so it’s important to know your goals from the outset.
  • Find a profitable niche: We’ve talked about this a lot. But, where are you most comfortable. What niche do your skills, values, and interests intersect? Do you have 10 years of experience as a technical writer? Do you have long-standing PR relationships that’ll be invaluable in helping startups launch a successful crowdfunding campaign? Determine what makes your value unique, and lean heavily on showcasing that strength to your potential clients.
  • Identify target customers: Write down exactly who you want as your client and then start researching those companies and making your list. You’ll want your portfolio and cold emails to align with the companies you’re reaching out to
  • Set strategic prices: The $37.50/hr you earn at your day job doesn’t even come close to the hourly rate you’d need to charge, in order to create the same net annual income, once you’re self-employed. This infographic on calculating your freelance hourly rate can help you decide what to charge.
  • Pitch, cold email, and sign your first clients: Now it’s time to go after clients. Mention them in your content. Reach out to them over email or LinkedIn. Tailor your pitch to show what kind of value you bring to the table. (You can even read my personal cold email templates).

Lastly, remember to always have a solid freelance contract in place.

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You might be working on small jobs to begin with, but getting in the habit of not starting freelance work without a contract in place can save you big time down the road.

6. Start Online Coaching and Sell Your Advice

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Similar to selling your freelance services, you can also start selling your knowledge and advice in an area you specialize in as a coach or consultant. If you can bill yourself as an expert, there are tons of people out there willing to pay for your time.

Being an online coach or consultant is a great way to make money online, as instead of giving your client ongoing deliverables (like when you’re a freelancer), you’re teaching them to be better, faster, stronger than the competition. Your expertise becomes the product you’re selling.

Even better, if you can find ways to package your experience and coaching skills into an easily digestible program, you have the potential to significantly scale this business model.

Now, if you don’t know people who might want your coaching services, there are a number of online tools and communities that make it incredibly easy to find clients and teach, on just about any topic area you can think of. Community driven platforms like Savvy.isClarity.fm, and Coach.me provide you with a network of potential clients to interact with, as well an integrated payment solution.

And while it’s one of the most limited businesses as you’re only able to charge for the time you can provide, many online coaches make hundreds or even thousands for their packages.

It’s also one of the quickest ways you can get set up and start generating revenue. All you really need is an account with one of the online coaching communities I mentioned above and expertise to share.

7. Create Online Courses to Productize Your Knowledge

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If you’re already an expert in a topic—either through your current job, freelance business, or coaching—you can package that knowledge into a high-value course and sell it for years to come.

And while building, launching, and marketing an online course does take a considerable amount of upfront effort, their earning potential is through the roof (especially compared to a lot of the other online ways to make money we’re talking about).

Courses and other knowledge products like e-books, are what’s called passive income. That simply means that once the upfront time and effort is put in, with just a bit of regular upkeep and marketing you’ll be able to continue to sell and make money from them for months and years.

So, how do you go about putting together your course? One of my favorite online course success stories comes from Bryan Harris of Videofruit, who built and launched an online course in just 10 days that made him $220,750!

To hit this awesome goal, Bryan followed a four-stage process to discover, validate, and launch his course:

Phase 1: Explore and discover the best topic for his course based on the most popular posts from his blog. This ensured he knew the content was already valuable to his audience.

Phase 2: Validate that people would actually pay for his course by surveying readers and securing pre-orders. (This is an important part that so many people forget. Never spend serious time building something unless you know there’s a paying audience for it).

Phase 3: Quickly write, record, and edit the course content. As he already knew there was demand, it made sense to create the content as quickly as possible. He could always go back and update or edit based on feedback from his initial students.

Phase 4: Launch the course to his email list. The success of your course comes down to getting it in front of the right people. And your own audience, no matter how small, is usually the best place to start. That said, you need to have a clear idea of your launch plan before you put it live.

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Now, what if you don’t have a blog with popular posts? Or an email list to market to? Let’s look at how you can build your own online course with no previous experience:

  • Start by taking other courses you’re interested in: Not only is this important competitor and opportunity analysis, but it also gives you an idea of how a course could or should look and feel. What’s the pacing like? Is it via email, video, in-person chats? Once you understand how you want your course to look, it’s time to decide what it should include. Those same courses are a great starting place. How can you make your course better or more interesting? Do you have experience others don’t?
  • Choose your niche and check for demand: The golden course combination is when you can find an in-demand niche that aligns with your skills and unique experiences. A great way to do this is to use Google Trends and Google’s Keyword Planner to look for average monthly search volume for keywords related to your proposed course content. Are people actively looking for high-quality information about this subject? Of course, if you’re already creating content for a blog, coaching service, or a site like Medium, you can test demand this way for free just like Bryan did.
  • Find your niche partners, collaborators, and champions: As you’re creating your course, look for notable people who are also creating content in the space. Look att how their businesses operate and incorporate that into your own plan. You can also reach out to any influencers and make them affiliates for your own course. This way, they’ll be incentivized to share your content with their own audiences (which can be a major way to generate your first sales—it helps if you’re using one of the best CRMs for small business—and start building your own community!)
  • Create a killer course experience: With your course validated and in the works, you need to figure out how people will take it. Most course creators choose to host their courses from their own websites. This way, they get all the value of bringing customers back to their site on a regular basis. I host my own courses from a subdomain on my own site so I can easily add more. The course experience is incredibly important as well. And after trying most of the solutions, I highly recommend Teachable—an online platform designed specifically for courses.
  • Build your audience on a course community: If you’re just getting started building an audience for yourself and want to leverage communities already actively looking for content you can choose to host and sell your online course on a site like Skillshare or Udemy. These are easy, cost-effective ways to build an audience and test your niche to see if there’s demand for it.
  • Market your course: The beauty of using a course to make money online is that you can continue to sell it for as long as you’d like. Look for niche communities on Facebook, LinkedIn, or Reddit that might benefit from your content. Guest post on relevant blogs and sites. Look for anywhere you might be able to get in front of the right people. With just a few hours a month you can continue to generate sales.

8. Launch a YouTube Channel to Entertain and Educate

Make Money Online Launch a YouTube Channel to Entertain and Educate Freelance

While YouTube recently changed its monetization program, if you’re able to hit their new minimum bar of 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of view time in the past 12 months, it’s still an incredible place to make extra money online.

YouTube is arguably the world’s second largest search engine (after Google) and is the third most-visited site in the world. In 2017, almost 5 billion videos were watched on YouTube every single day!

Rather than making money through subscriptions, YouTube channels are based on a traditional advertising system. Meaning the more viewers you get, the more you make. Once you’re approved for the YouTube Partner Program and can start including ads on your videos, with every 1,000 views, you will make approximately $2-$4. Which might not seem like a lot, but if you have 100 videos with 5,000 views a month each, that would be $1,000–$2,000 already. Just imagine if your videos start hitting millions of views!

Building a YouTube channel is a lot like starting a blog or website, except that you’re working in video—not writing. The first step is to choose what kind of videos you’re going to create. Most successful YouTube channels fall under one of two categories:

  • Educational content: People always want to find the quickest way to learn something new. And YouTube searches including the phrase “How to” are growing 70% year over year, making YouTube an incredible place to teach what you know.
  • Entertainment: Web series, product reviews, comedy sketches and pranks, vlogs, even video game walkthroughs—there’s so many different ways you can entertain people through your YouTube channel.

Next, you need to set up and build your YouTube channel. Your YouTube channel is your homebase for all your content. If you already have a Google account for Gmail or Google Drive, then you can use that to log-in to YouTube and start setting up your channel. Pick a username that works for you and is memorable (if you’re using an existing Google account you’ll have to edit your username in Google+).

You’ll also want to make your YouTube channel more easily found by adding relevant keywords under the “Advanced” section and picking your targeted country (where you think most of your viewers are). If you have a personal blog or site, add it as an “associated website.”

Now, it’s time to start creating and uploading content. Make sure you’re using a high-enough quality camera (most smartphones will work but I’d suggest at least having a tripod so your footage isn’t shaky), but don’t worry about being perfect at first. The beauty of YouTube is that you can continue to test out different content and styles as you find what works for you. Instead, stick to a regular schedule to build up your subscriber base.

You can optimize your videos to rank higher by experimenting with attention-grabbing descriptions and previews as well as using relevant tags. You need to stand out and make people want to click on your video.

As you start regularly putting out content, you’ll hopefully start to build a bit of an audience. But to start seeing real money from YouTube you need to market your videos elsewhere. Share your channel on Twitter and Facebook. Distribute videos anywhere else you can think of. Also, interact with comments and build a community around the videos you’re making so people will share it with their friends.

Once you hit the 1,000 subscriber/4,000 hour threshold, you can start monetizing your videos by selecting “Monetize with ads” under the Monetization tab of your channel. While it can take a while to build up a decent following for your YouTube channel, it can be a lot of fun to do as well as become a steady source of extra income.

9. Record a Podcast and Share Inspiring Stories

Make Money Online Record a Podcast and Share Inspiring Stories Freelance

Podcasts are super hot right now, and for good reason. With how busy our lives are getting, more and more people are looking for passive ways to take in content. Which makes them both a great opportunity to build an audience and to make money online.

And while it will take time to build up a big-enough audience to attract advertisers and other ways to make extra income from your podcast, the opportunity is there. John Lee Dumas interviews entrepreneurs seven days a week for his podcast Entrepreneur on Fire and now makes more than $200,000 a month from it. In fact, John publishes all his income online and showed that he’s made almost $13 million since launching in 2012.

The podcast market is constantly looking for new, quality content. And luckily for anyone trying to get started, it’s now easier than ever.

Starting a podcast, like making a YouTube channel or blog, comes down to telling interesting stories and building an engaged audience. I’m probably sounding like a broken record by now, but you need a niche that you’re interested in and there’s already a demand for. Come up with a list of topics you’d like to talk about and then search iTunes charts, Google Trends and other podcast research sites like cast.market to see what’s currently out there and popular.

Next, you’ll need the right tools. You can be as complicated or simple as you want depending on your comfort with audio equipment, but at the minimum you’ll want a microphone and software for recording your voice. Companies like BehringerBlueFocusrite, and others sell studio-quality plug-and-play podcast setups that can get you recording today.

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Now, it’s time to plan out your show. If you’re doing an interview-style show, you’ll now want to start getting some guests involved. You can use your existing social network to reach out to people you already know or are connected with on Twitter or Facebook. You can also head to Medium or Amazon to find authors or experts on topics specific to your niche.

Once you’ve gathered a list, put together a template outreach email (as you’ll be doing this over and over) that’s short and clear with expectations. Tell your potential interviewee who you are, what your podcast is about, and what you’re asking of them. Do a few test interviews with friends and family to make sure everything is being recorded at the quality you want and then book your first episode.

If you like learning new software or are experienced with audio editing, you can put the show together yourself. Otherwise, there are lots of services you can find that will help edit and build your show on place likes UpWork and Fiverr.

Congrats! You now have a podcast episode that’s ready to be uploaded to iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere else and promoted alongside the rest of your content!

The last step is deciding how you’ll market and monetize your podcast. The larger of an audience you have, the more chances you have for monetizing it. Create a basic website for your show and start sharing episodes to your network. When you’re ready to monetize there are a few options you can choose from:

  • Traditional advertising (sponsors)
  • Selling your own products
  • Donations and crowdfunding
  • Selling “subscriber-only” content
  • Putting on live shows

As Aaron Mahnke, creator of the Lore podcast says:

“I always tell podcasters to use as many streams as possible. Don’t just sell ads on your show. Don’t just sell T-shirts. Don’t just do crowdfunding. Do all of it. Combine it and find the right mix, and together it adds up to something that’s stronger and more dependable.”

10. Join a Remote Company Part-Time (or Full-Time)

Make Money Online Join a Remote Company Part-Time or Full-Time Freelance

While most of the ideas for making money online we’ve covered so far can be done on the side, if you’re looking to completely change your career and start working online there are thousands of companies looking to hire who don’t care where you are.

More and more companies and startups especially are embracing remote work—where you use online collaboration and communication tools to do your work from wherever you want. And you don’t have to be a 20-something hotshot designer or coder to reap the benefits of working remotely. Many remote positions are for customer support positions or other customer-facing positions that don’t require specialized skill sets.

Better yet, they aren’t all full-time either, meaning you can find a remote company and job that works as a way to make extra money online.

If you’re interested, here’s a list of some of the best places to find a remote job today:

  • Flexjobs
  • SolidGigs
  • We Work Remotely
  • Remote.co
  • Remotive
  • Skip the Drive
  • Virtual Locations
  • Remote OK
  • Staff.com
  • Working Nomads
  • Jobspresso
  • Europeremotely
  • Jobscribe
  • WFH.IO
  • Outsourcely
  • PowerToFly
  • Landing.Jobs
  • AngelList
  • Authentic Jobs
  • The Muse
  • Idealist
  • Indeed

Here are even more of my picks for the best remote jobs websites where you can find high quality full-time flexible gigs.

Now, let’s talk about the rest of my picks for the best ways to make money online.

If you’re looking to build a new career online, the first ten ways we just ran through are some of the best, long-term plays for making money online. However, for a lot of people (myself included), you probably want to find other, quick online business opportunities where you can start seeing a return more quickly.

Which is a great idea. Of course, making money online takes patience and effort. But there are lots of proven ways you can get started making money today without the long lead time of building a startup or getting your own freelance business off the ground.

Also, no matter what your career, it’s important to diversify where your income is coming from. This means having multiple revenue streams from multiple sources, like selling your freelance services, affiliate and passive income, as well as coaching and other online odd jobs.

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Not only will this multiply the money you’re bringing in in a serious way, but it protects you against any sudden changes in the market or in your business. Remember that old saying about putting all your eggs in one basket? A few hours a week committed to just one or two of the following opportunities will put you in a much stronger position to be financially safe and independent.

So, no matter what your speciality or niche, there’s a way to use your skills to bring in extra money online for you here:

11. Test Websites

Make Money Online Test Websites Freelance

You probably have a pretty strong idea of what makes a good website. Is the design clean and easy to navigate? Does the content make sense? Luckily, there are plenty of people out there who want to hear your thoughts. And they’ll even pay you decent money for it (most sites pay ~$10 per 20 minutes, or ~$30 per hour!)

To test these websites, you’ll be asked to visit the site in question and record your reactions and thoughts as you go through it. To get started making extra money online by testing websites, sign up for some of the most popular services like UserTesting.comUserlyticsTryMyUIUserfeelTestingTime (for people outside the U.S), or Side Income Jobs.

12. Narrate Audiobooks

Make Money Online Narrate Audiobooks Freelance

The audiobook industry is booming, yet only 5% of books ever get made into audio format. If you’ve got a background in acting, or if people have said you’ve got a voice made for the radio, you can make extra money recording audio versions of independent and popular books. Sites like ACX connect authors with audiobook performers. So, whether you’re an author looking for more ways to sell your book, or an actor/voice actor looking to make some extra income, you can sell your services online.

13. Write and Sell an eBook (Amazon Self-Publishing)

Make Money Online Write and Sell an eBook Amazon Self-Publishing Freelance

So many people dream of writing a book, but never go through with it. Yet no matter what, I’m sure you have experience and value you could give through writing a book. By packaging your skills and knowledge into a downloadable eBook that helps people learn a skill, advance their careers, or start a businesses, you can change someone’s life and even make good money online.

Better yet, you can even upload your own book to one of the world’s largest book sellers: Amazon. With Amazon self-publishing, you set the price, retain the rights to your book, and get access to Amazon’s massive audience. For every sale, you keep 70% with Amazon taking the remainder as a fee. If you want to get started, check out Leslie Samuel’s great guide to selling eBooks online or follow Tara Gentile on CreativeLive as she shows you how to use your existing body of work to write an eBook within the next week. Who knows, you might just write one of the best business books of this year!

14. Do Micro-Jobs on Amazon Mechanical Turk

Make Money Online Do Micro-Jobs on Amazon Mechanical Turk

Amazon Mechanical Turk is a service that lets you make money online through doing paid microtasks. Each task is something simple that requires human interaction like rating search results, checking for the right spelling on search terms, categorizing the tone of an article, or even basic translating. You can do these tasks from anywhere you want and make money online from the world’s largest e-retailer.

15. Join Freelance Job Sites (Like Flexjobs and SolidGigs)

Make Money Online Join a Freelance Network Like Upwork or Fiverr

It can take time to build up your personal freelance business. Yet, there is more demand than ever for freelancers. So, if you want to kick start making money online through freelancing you can join one of the top freelance networks, such as FlexjobsSolidGigsContena, Upwork, Fiverr, or PeoplePerHour. Sign up, build your profile, upload some samples of your work and start making extra money by doing small freelance jobs.

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Even if you already have experience or freelance clients, these networks can be a great way to supplement your income and keep work coming in without spending too much time on cold outreach.

16. Sell Your Services on Niche Sites Like 99Designs, Cloudpeeps or TopTal

Make Money Online Sell Your Services on Niche Sites Like 99 Designs Couldpeeps or TopTal

If you’re a skilled worker in a specific niche, like marketing, design, or software development, there are specialty marketplaces that cater just to you. These are amazing places to make money online as you know that the people visiting them are looking specifically for the skills you have. Check out places like 99Designs or Dribbble for designers, Cloudpeeps for marketing and SEO professionals, and TopTal, Crew, or Gigster for high-level software developers. Once you’ve built up your development skills, you can begin building a brand for yourself as a higher-value consultant and start charging brands for larger projects like implementing an entire WordPress security overhaul or migrating a website from http to https.

17. Do Graphic Design for Local Companies

Make Money Online Do Graphic Design for Local Companies Freelance

Walk around your neighborhood or town and I’m sure you’ll see tons of great local businesses with terrible design. However, with increasingly easy-to-use tools like Adobe IllustratorVenngageStencil, and Visme, just about anyone with a creative mindset and a good amount of motivation can start making money online by being a graphic designer for local companies.

18. Email Marketing with a Niche Newsletter (The Skimm, Mister Spoils)

Make Money Online Email Marketing with a Niche Newsletter The Skimm Mister Spoils Freelance

How many email newsletters are you bombarded with every single day? There’s a reason for that. Marketing to an actively interested group of email subscribers is one of the best ways to make money online. There have even been million-dollar businesses built from simple email newsletters like TheSkimm, or Mister Spoils. Each newsletter targets a specific type of user with interesting, daily content, while also partnering with relevant companies and affiliates to bring in extra money. If this seems daunting, it’s not. Tools like MailChimp, ConvertKitHubSpot and AWeber make it easier than ever to get started with email marketing. And another great option to consider (with the largest free plan available) is SendPulse, with their ability to send up to 15,000 emails per month to 2,500 subscribers, and then affordable plans starting at under $10/month as you grow from there.

19. Sells Products on a Shopify Store

Make Money Online Sell Products on a Shopify Store Freelance

If you’re serious about making money selling things online, it’s pretty much impossible to not recommend Shopify. The platform gives you everything you need to get your online store up and running in less than a day including a custom domain, beautiful templates (so you don’t need design skills), secure payment options, and they can even take care of marketing and shipping for you. Whether you’re promoting your own products, designs, or curating other products for people in your niche, Shopify is the best option for powering your online store.

20. Sell Your Crafts and Art on Etsy

Make Money Online Sell Your Crafts and Arts on Etsy Freelance

Etsy is the most popular online marketplace for handmade goods and crafts. From bracelets to phone cases, rings, furniture, and more, Etsy is perfect for anyone who is creative and wants to sell their handmade creations. As long as you have the space, this can make for one of the best ways to make money online that can be started with a very limited investment. Consider these 5 steps to starting an Etsy store, from Handmadeology.

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While Etsy is a great place to get in front of potential customers who wouldn’t have otherwise found you, once you’re up and running and have built a decent audience, you can move your store over to Shopify and retain a larger portion of the income you make from selling your goods.

21. Become an Influencer on Instagram

Make Money Online Become an Influencer on Instagram Freelance

Build up a following on your Instagram account and you could quickly be making extra money online. Major brands, gear companies, and even startups are willing to shell out $500-$5,000+ per post to get in front of your audience. While it’s getting harder and harder to build a massive Instagram audience, if you already have a solid niche and are posting quality content regularly with a great camera for taking Instagram photos, with a few small tweaks you can make yourself an influencer. Check out this awesome article from Shopify on how to build and grow your Instagram following to get started.

22. Sell Your Art and Designs on Society6

Make Money Online Sell Your Art and Designs on Society6 Freelance

While Etsy is fantastic for handmade goods that you’ve already created, if you’ve got killer designs that would look good on phone cases, t-shirts, or even wall hangings, pillows, and duvets, you can sell them on Society6 without paying anything to start. Society6 lets artists upload their designs and create their own shops where they choose what products their designs can be used on. That means one design can be used to make a whole range of awesome products that are printed and shipped on demand whenever someone buys from you. With top creators making thousands every month just from selling their designs.

23. Local Business Consulting

Make Money Online Local Business Consulting Freelance

If you’ve developed valuable skill sets or picked up certifications within your industry over the years, offering your consulting services to local business owners can be a lucrative way to make money online. Whether you’re an expert marketer, business strategist, or manufacturing aficionado, there’s likely a local business owner who’s willing to pay you to help them solve an issue with their company. Start with this 18-step checklist to becoming a local business consultant from Karyn Greenstreet and then use my guide to crafting an effective cold email to convince them to hire you.

24. Sell Stock Photos Online

Make Money Online Sell Stock Photos Online Freelance

If you have a fondness and talent for taking pictures you can make extra money online by becoming a stock photographer and selling your images to a stock photo company like ShutterStock or iStockPhoto. You’ll get royalties every time someone licenses an image you’ve submitted. To really be successful, build your own photography website to be able to showcase your portfolio and start getting higher-paid private corporate work.

25. Rent Your Home or Room on AirBnB

Make Money Online Rent Your Home or Room on AirBnB Freelance

Not only is Airbnb a great way to make extra money online by renting out your spare bedroom, but you also get the benefit of meeting new people (if that’s your kind of thing). You can even rent out an entirely new apartment just to manage as an Airbnb.

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But don’t make the mistake of thinking this will be a passive source of income—you’re on call whenever you have a guest and you’ll always need to keep the place clean for incoming visitors. On top of just renting on Airbnb, consider offering your guests paid add-ons, like Lauren Gheysens’, Royal Day Out in London, England—where she gives visitors a local’s only tour of the city, complete with bespoke 18th century costumes.

26. Start an Online T-Shirt Business

Make Money Online Start an Online T-Shirt Business Freelance

It’s sometimes hard to comprehend just how much people love t-shirts. And with the right niche, marketing, and tools, you can create an online t-shirt business that makes you extra money online while you sleep. (Even Bloomberg and Forbes feature stories from entrepreneurs who’ve done just that.) Services like TeeSpring make it easier than ever to create a t-shirt drop-shipping business where they handle the sales, printing, and shipping, and you’re only responsible for design and marketing. Or you can even buy into well-established franchise businesses like Rhea Lana that sell fashionable, affordable kids clothing and get the backing of a proven organization to fuel your online sales. For more tips, check out this simple guide to launching and marketing an online clothing store by my friends over at Selz.

27. Sell Your Expertise on Clarity.fm

Make Money Online Sell Your Expertise on Clarity.fm Freelance

If you’ve got experience and expertise in a specific area of business, there are hundreds if not thousands of business owners who would love to jump on a phone call and pick your brain. This can be an easy way to make extra money online and to hone your skills to use in your consulting or freelance business. Sites like Clarity.fm let you create a profile where entrepreneurs and business owners can pre-pay to book a phone call with you for a set amount of time. Whether you’re an expert in raising money for startups, building apps, or running a restaurant, you can make extra money selling a few minutes of your time to people in need.

28. Answer Professional Questions on JustAnswer

Make Money Online Answer Professional Questions on JustAnswer Freelance

If it’s not clear yet, information and expertise are two of the most consistent and lucrative ways to make extra money online. If you don’t like talking on the phone, you can sign up to get paid to answer professional questions on JustAnswer. There are thousands of questions being asked every month from people looking for help from lawyers, doctors, mechanics, vets, and more. To apply, you’ll need to supply your professional verification, resume, and a form of identification.

29. Become a Virtual Assistant

Make Money Online Become a Virtual Assistant Freelance

If you have a knack for organization, you can make money online as a virtual assistant helping people to keep their days in order. A virtual assistant will do everyinthing from bookkeeping to research, database entry, booking travel, and managing email. It can also be an awesome way to rub shoulders with some very important people, build up your professional network, and of course grow another stream of income. You can find great gigs on UpWork, Fiverr, Indeed, and Remote.co.

30. Get a Commission-Only Sales Gig

Make Money Online Get a Commission-Only Sales Gig Freelance

If you’re willing to take on some risk and have the heart of a true hustler, you can make extra money online doing commission-only sales for startups and other businesses. While you won’t be getting a regular salary, with the right sales strategies and skills as an inside sales rep, you can make decent money for each sale you bring in. And because you’ll most likely be working with startups, if you can negotiate a little equity you could profit big time if you’re pitching a solid product and the startup succeeds.

 

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If you need to brush up on your sales skills, check out online courses like Sales Training and Prospecting on Udemy, The Guide to Pitching and Selling Clients on CreativeLive. And once you’re ready, head over to Angel List and see if there any open sales position opportunities align with your interests.

31. Teach English as a Virtual Tutor

Make Money Online Teach English as a Virtual Tutor Freelance

Teaching and tutoring English as a second language is a great way to make money online, not to mention open some doors for you to travel the world if you’d like. While full ESL (English as a Second Language) accreditation is recommended, as long as you’re a native speaker and have the ability to teach, there are people in countries such as Hong Kong or the UAE who are willing to pay upwards of $25/hr for you to tutor them English via Skype. Check out IndeedLearn4Good and Remote.co for remote english tutoring jobs or sign up on a specialized site like VerbalPlanet or Chegg Tutors.

32. Guest Post as a Freelance Writer for Niche Websites

Make Money Online Guest Post as a Freelance Writer for Niche Websites Freelance

If you’ve got a way with words and expertise in a niche, there are plenty of sites that will pay for articles and content you write. Think of the sites you read regularly. What can you contribute to them that would be interesting? Research your niche and then look for ways to pitch articles. Many sites will simply have a submission or contact link in the footer. To get started, check out my full guide to becoming a freelance writer on the side and then submit your articles to places like InstashListverseTopTenzA List ApartInternational LivingFundsforWriters, and Textbroker.

33. Write on Medium’s Partner Program

Make Money Online Write on Medium_s Partner Program Freelance

Medium is an online community where anyone can post articles and essays and get them in front of their audience of millions of monthly readers. While it can be a great place to build your audience for your own blog or find customers for your consulting business, with Medium’s new Partner Program, you can now make money online whenever someone reads your articles. Register for free and you can choose whether your articles are freely available or only readable by those people paying $5/month for a premium Medium membership. You’ll make money based on the amount of people who read and engage with your posts each month.

34. Help People with Their Tax Prep

Make Money Online Help People with Their Tax Prep Freelance

It’s not the sort of online money making opportunity that’s covered in glory, but everyone needs a set of eyes to make sure the numbers add up at the end of the year. Every business and most individuals need someone to help prepare tax returns, especially time or resource-strapped small business owners. The Income Tax School provides an array of training programs that’ll certify you with tax prep in as little as 10 weeks, and once tax season rolls around you’ll be able to charge an average of $229 per return as a freelance tax preparer with this side business idea, reports CNBC.

35. Transcribe Audio and Interviews

Make Money Online Transcribe Audio and Interviews Freelance

Journalists, doctors, lawyers, academics, and researchers record interviews every single day and need someone to transcribe what’s been said. So, if you’re comfortable with listening to the same audio over and over while writing it down you can make good money online doing transcriptions.

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Most services pay anywhere from $15 to $25 per hour of transcribed audio. If you specialize and have training in legal or medical transcription you can make even more. If you’re a beginner transcriptionist you can find jobs at Transcribe Anywhere, TranscribeMe, Quicktate, Rev, Tigerfish, and Crowdsurf.

36. Proofread Articles

Make Money Online Proofread Articles Freelance

As long as there is still the written word, there will always be editors. Freelance editing and proofreading not only pays a decent hourly wage, it also gives you the chance to read about potentially interesting topics too. What’s more, pursuing freelance writing & editing as a business idea can afford you a lifestyle that lets you travel the world as a digital nomad. You can find lots of job postings from companies and individuals in need of writing, proofreading, and editing services on Contena, which makes this a high-demand opportunity to make money online.

37. Private Labelling and Selling Products on Amazon

Make Money Online Private Labelling and Selling Products on Amazon

More than half a billion products are sold on Amazon every month, making it an incredible opportunity to make money online. But, like everything else that involves making money online, you have to do quite a bit of work to earn it. One option on Amazon is to find products that are already made and buy and sell them at a discount. For example, you could research generic products such as clocks, keychains and mugs to attach to your brand.

38. Online Travel Consultant

Make Money Online Online Travel Consultant Freelance

If you love to travel and find yourself randomly searching for airfare sales or browsing Lonely Planet, why not carve out a niche for yourself as a private travel agent? My friend, Mark Jackson did just that, making extra money online with his travel consulting side business. Start with word of mouth recommendations from friends who know they can count on you for the cheapest flights, and then move on and create a Facebook or LinkedIn group to invite people who want to stay on top of the latest deals. Eventually you could spin this into a full-time consultancy teaching people how to make their dream trip a reality.

39. Do Virtual Odd Jobs on TaskRabbit

Make Money Online Do Virtual Odd Jobs on TaskRabbit Freelance

If you don’t mind doing other people’s chores, then TaskRabbit is a great option for making money online. Earn extra income by walking your neighbor’s dog or mowing Mr. Smith’s lawn. It might seem like not the most lucrative option, but the top taskers reportedly earn as much as $7000 a month, making this a full-time way to make money online for some.

40. Clean Up Search Engines

Make Money Online Clean Up Search Engines Freelance

Ever see a Google result and say “How the heck did that get there?” While Google and other search engines use powerful algorithms to determine what pages to show for search results, there are real people making money online by making sure the machines are doing their job correctly.

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With sites like Appen and LionBridge you can make money by conducting researches on predefined search queries and providing feedback for results based on their relevance.

41. Enter Online Contests for Company Names and Slogans

Make Money Online Enter Online Contests for Company Names and Slogans

Do you constantly come up with witty one-liners? Do you dream of the days of Mad Men-style advertising? If you’ve got some branding chops or just come up with imaginative copy, there are lots of opportunities to make money online through company naming and slogan contests. If you think you have a knack for names check out the Squadhelp platform where you can earn a little extra money online by naming brands, services, products, company slogans and even help out on the logo design front if you’ve got the chops.

42. Get Paid for Being Healthy

Make Money Online Get Paid for Being Healthy Freelance

It doesn’t pay much, but if you’re a healthy person and want to make a bit of extra money online, the AchieveMint app will reward you for doing things like walking, tracking your food, or taking health surveys. AchieveMint works by connecting to fitness apps you might already be using like Fitbit, RunKeeper, Healthkit, and MyFitnessPal and then giving you points for certain actions. For every 10,000 points, you earn $10 with no limit on your earnings.

43. Write Reviews of the Places You’ve Been

Make Money Online Write Reviews of the Places youve Been Freelance

When was the last time you went to a new restaurant without looking it up online beforehand? Or bought a product that didn’t have at least a few 5-star reviews? It seems like more and more our world is run on reviews. And you can make money online by writing them. Get started by creating accounts on sites like Vindale researchSoftware JudgeFameBitCrowdTapInfluence Central, and Modern Mom. However, before you run off and start writing, be sure to check the small print on each of these sites. Writing reviews isn’t a huge source of guaranteed income and you want to make sure that it’s worth your time before you get going.

44. Do Data Entry for Companies

Make Money Online Do Data Entry for Companies Freelance

If you’re a stickler for details and have quick typing skills, you can make money online by entering data for companies. Simply search “data entry” jobs on places like Craigslist, Indeed, or UpWork.

45. College Admissions Essay Editor

Make Money Online College Admissions Essay Editor Freelance

If editing and advising college students on how to write compelling 500 word essays on topics such as “You were just invited to speak at the White House. Write your speech,” seems like something you would want to do, you can make good money online.

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Trust me, tons of parents will pay you to edit admissions essays and offer constructive feedback for their children. Look for open positions at top editing companies like ScribendiTop Admit, or Essay Edge or post your services online on Craigslist and other marketplaces.

46. Help New Teachers by Selling Your Teaching Plan

Make Money Online Help New Teachers by Selling Your Teaching Plan Freelance

Being a new teacher can be nerve wracking. Which is why so many people are looking to buy your old teaching plans to help them feel more comfortable in front of their first class. If you’re a teacher, you can make money online through a site like Teachers Pay Teachers, which lets you buy and sell your original teaching materials.

47. Give Your Opinion in Online Focus Groups and Surveys

Make Money Online Give Your Opinion in Online Focus Groups and Surveys Freelance

If you want to help shape digital products in their early stages, joining an online focus group or answering survey questions is a great way to make extra money online. They don’t pay as much as some of the other options we’ve highlighted, but you can join groups on sites like Survey JunkieSwagbucks, and IPSOS that pay out through Amazon gift cards, check, or PayPal. You’ll be asked to provide a bit of information about your demographics (age, location, etc…), but after that you can get going making money through surveys.

48. Maintain Artist Fan Pages

Make Money Online Maintain Artist Fan Pages

Your favorite artist, musician, or entrepreneur often needs help maintaining their fan pages on Twitter and Facebook. If you have a bit of a background in social media you can make money online looking after these pages by looking for jobs on Fiverr.

49. Look After Other People’s Pets

Make Money Online Look After Other People_s Pets Freelance

In 2017, there were almost 90 million pet dogs in the US. Which has opened up a huge opportunity to make money online as a dog watcher or sitter. Specialized sites like Rover or Care.com connect pet owners with pet walkers, sitters, and boarding houses to help look after their best friends when they’re at work or on a trip. If you’re an animal lover, you can make extra money and get to spend some quality time with a furry friend.

50. Sell Your Old Smartphone and Other Tech Goods

Make Money Online Sell Your Old Smartphone and Other Tech Goods Freelance

The global used smartphone industry is worth a staggering $5 billion. Which means that old phone you forgot about in your cabinet could be worth some serious money.

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There are tons of sites online that will either buy your old smartphone outright or let you list your phone for the thousands of people out there not willing to shell out $1000+ for a shiny new iPhone. Check out OrchardGazelleSwappa, or Glyde to make extra money online by selling your smartphone or other electronics.

51. Sell Your Old Books

Make Money Online Sell Your Old Books Freelance

If you want to clear some space out in your house and have a big stack of books you’ve been holding onto for too long, you can make money selling your books and textbooks online. Stores like Half Priced Books and others will give you cents on the dollar for each of your current books while you can check what your book is worth by simply entering the ISBN number on Book Scouter.

52. Rent or Sell Your Clothes Online

Make Money Online Rent or Sell Your Clothes Online Freelance

Is your closet bursting with clothes you’re simply not wearing anymore? Rather than take them to a local thrift or consignment store, you can make money online by renting to selling your clothes. Check out sites like TradesySnapGoods.comLoanables.com, and RentNotBuy.com.

53. Online Dating Consultant

Make Money Online Online Dating Consultant Freelance

Believe it or not, some people have such a difficult time with dating, they don’t even want to participate in the online (or app-based) component of it. If you’re a smooth talker, you can leverage that skill into making money online as a matchmaker on sites like Relationship Hero.

54. Rent Your Car on Turo

Make Money Online Rent Your Car on Turo Freelance

If you own a car but barely use it, you can make some easy money online by renting it out on Turo. Before you freak out, rest easy knowing there’s a $1 Million insurance policy on all cars rented on Turo, plus drivers are prescreened.

55. Become an Online News Writer or Columnist

Make Money Online Become an Online News Writer or Columnist Freelance

You don’t need to have a degree in journalism to make money online as a reporter or columnist these days. Plus, there are many news websites that can always use a bit of help on getting local coverage.

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Some of them, such as The Examiner, will compensate contributors based on ad revenue generated per article written.

56. Buy and Sell Domain Names

Make Money Online Buy or Sell Domain Names Freelance

Imagine being the original owner of Insure.com (which sold for $16 Million in 2009).

Domain name trading has been around for the last couple decades, and while most slam-dunk names have long been sold off, there’s still plenty of others that you can get your hands on for relatively cheap and broker as a way to make money online. Before you dive in, however, beware that some experts doubt the long-term viability of this idea for making money online. However, there’s always the chance you might just land on a lucrative domain name for a future billion-dollar company. To get you started, here are some tips from GoDaddy, arguably the world’s largest and most famous repository of domain names.

57. Do Data Analysis for Companies

Make Money Online Do Data Analysis for Companies Freelance

Got a thing for numbers? Plenty of companies pay talented contractors who are good at data analysis, making this a potentially lucrative way to make money online, if you have the right credentials and experience. Platforms like Upwork and Digiserved are just two of many websites that are great for freelancers with an analytical prowess.

58. Online Personal Trainer or Fitness Coach

Make Money Online Online Personal Trainder or Fitness Coach Freelance

If you’re a fitness buff and have the right combination of charisma and business sense, working as a part-time online personal trainer can be both physically and financially rewarding. Once you build up a reputation and client base for yourself, it could easily turn into a full-time endeavor for you. Check out this interview with several fitness blog owners who are making a living online, from MonetizePros. As well, I’d recommend checking out this resource if you want to take this business idea seriously and get started with a business plan for your personal fitness trainer business today.

59. Sell Your Songs

Make Money Online Sell Your Songs Freelance

The music industry might not be as strong as it was in the 80s, but there are still plenty of ways to make money online as a musician. Sites like SoundBetter let you sell your services as a songwriter, producer, or session musician to thousands of customers a month. While MusicbedMusic VineMarmoset, and SongFreedom are perfect for licensing your music to TV shows, movies, and web series.

60. Subcontract Your Extra Work and Start an Online Agency

Make Money Online Subcontract Your Extra Work and Start an Online Agency Freelance

Once you’ve established yourself in any of the numerous freelance verticals online, spending your time focusing just on doing inside sales (booking freelance contracts with high-value clients) and then subcontracting your work out to other freelancers can be a great way to make money online.

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Rather than simply selling your own time, you’ll be building a business that can scale and grow beyond the hours you have to sell each day.

61. Create DIY or Cooking Videos

Make Money Online Create DIY or Cooking Videos Freelance

You know those top-down cooking or craft videos you just can’t seem to get away from these days? There are people out there making a living from them. 78% of B2C companies depend on user-generated content, like those videos, for their marketing campaigns. You can sign up as a creator on a site like Darby Smart and potentially work with brands like Nordstrom, Mattel, and BarkBox. Or, learn how to master PPC advertising and you can use the content to build your YouTube following and monetize through ads and views.

62. Edit Videos Online

Make Money Online Edit Videos Online Freelance

Video is growing like crazy. And more and more people are looking for professional help cutting their raw footage into viral-worthy content. If you have the right software and a bit of skill, you can easily make money online as a video editor. Check out these article of Fstopperson how to become an online video editor and then look for relevant jobs on Mandy.comCreative Cow Job Search, or ProductionHub.

63. Build a Niche Website

Make Money Online Build a Niche Website and Use Affiliate Marketing Freelance

Find an audience for your passion or hobby and you’re all set to make money online doing something you love via a niche website. That of course, is easier said than done. Creating a profitable niche website takes time and is not intended for the faint of heart. But, if you can hurdle the steep challenges and positively answer a few key questions on whether the website business idea you’re thinking about is profitable, then you can begin building it and eventually monetize through advertising, affiliates, or other relevant products.

64. Become a Contract Customer Service Superstar

Make Money Online Become a Contract Customer Service Superstar Freelance

Like talking to people and helping walk them through problems? You can bring in extra income as a contract customer support superstar for companies all over the world. Due to the 24/7 nature of online businesses, companies are looking for people in different time zones to help deal with issues that their users are having. Better yet, if you have experience in service or retail you’ll be perfectly suited. Check out indeed or the other remote job boards I listed earlier to find opportunities.

65. Buy an Existing Website

Make Money Online Buy an Existing Website Freelance

Websites aren’t too dissimilar to stocks. Many are junk, but some can generate serious income for you, making buying an existing website a strong potential idea for making money online (if you have an eye for spotting the diamond in the rough).

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You can buy and sell websites in the hope of generating future earnings based on their user traffic, current revenue intake, domain name, or some other factors that might be a hidden cash cow everyone else has overlooked. Interested? Check out marketplaces like Flippa and Flipping Enterprises to learn more.

66. Become an Online Notary

Make Money Online Idea Become an Online Notary Freelance

Every year, hundreds of millions of documents are notarized in the United States: wills, mortgages, citizenship forms, handgun applications. While for decades, this has all been done in person, there is a budding crop of sites that allow notaries to take their services online. If you’re already a notary, you can sell your services online. Or, if you want to get started, check out the National Notary’s checklist for becoming a certified notary.

67. Run Corporate Workshops

Make Money Online Run Corporate Workshops Freelance

Another way to utilize your talent and business skills is to run corporate workshops online. Businesses are always looking for unique ways to help educate their workforce, and if you can package your talents into a day or half-day long session, you can sell that to companies all over the world to make money online. Start by building a portfolio and then reaching out on LinkedIn to influencers at relevant companies to see if they would be interested in you teaching their team.

68. Lend Your Voice to Voice-Overs

Make Money Online Lend Your Voice to Voice-Overs Freelance

Has anyone ever told you you have a voice for radio? Are you great at creating original characters with just your voice? There are tons of people looking to pay for quality voice overs for their corporate videos, animation series, or educational videos. Check out Fiverr and UpWork or create a profile on a specialized site like Voices.com or The Voice Realm to get started making money online doing voice overs.

69. Small Business Marketing Consultant

Make Money Online Small Business Marketing Consultant Freelance

If you have experience with marketing, SEO, or a knack for getting people excited about the products and services you use on a regular basis, think about refining your skills and putting them to work making money online as a small business marketing consultant in your region—especially if you can become a local SEO expert and can help local clients rank higher in their search results.

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Businesses of all sizes are in constant need of bringing in more customers, which is where you come in with your business idea. Start by pitching creative small business marketing ideas to local businesses and you’ll be sure to impress the first set of clients you begin working with in your area.

70. Rent Your Camera Gear

How to Make Money Online Rent Camera Gear

Thanks to online marketplace websites like KitSplit, it’s never been easier to rent out your camera gear that spends more time sitting in your closet than it does in the field. From cameras to lenses and so much more, there are over 40,000 people using KitSplit to earn a passive income from renting out the camera gear they already own.

 

37 MANERAS DE HACER DINERO ONLINE

37 formas de ganar dinero por internet en 2019

como ganar dinero por internet

Estás aquí porque quieres aprender cómo ganar dinero por internet.

¿Tal vez quieres crear un ingreso adicional para pagar algunas cuentas? ¿O quieres reemplazar tu trabajo actual?

Cualquiera que sea tu motivación, la internet ha creado un montón de formas diferentes de ganar dinero. Sin embargo, ganar dinero por internet puede no ser tan fácil ya que hay muchas estafas y métodos ineficaces.

El objetivo de este artículo es ayudarte a evitar ese camino.

A continuación encontrarás más de 35 formas diferentes de ganar dinero por internet que realmente funcionan. Algunas implican la creación de tu propio sitio web, pero también encontrarás métodos que utilizan las audiencias de plataformas existentes.

Cómo ganar dinero por internet con un sitio web o un blog

Una de las formas más antiguas de ganar dinero por internet es a través de tu propio sitio web. Tienes que elegir un nicho, generar tráfico y luego venderle tus productos y servicios a esos visitantes.

Con tu propio sitio web tendrás mucha libertad en cuanto a la manera de obtener ganancias.

A continuación aprenderás cosas como, cómo ganar dinero con productos de afiliados, vender tus propios bienes físicos, cursos y mucho más.

Sigue leyendo para aprender 10 formas diferentes en que tu sitio web puede ayudarte a ganar dinero.

Pero, antes de comenzar a crear tu primer sitio rentable, necesitarás un lugar para alojarlo. Aquí en Hostinger, tenemos planes perfectos para aquellos que recién comienzan en la web.

1. Gana dinero con un blog

Mucha gente comienza un blog como una forma de expresar sus puntos de vista o como una actividad creativa.

Sin embargo, hay muchos casos de personas que no solo se ganan la vida con sus blogs, sino que incluso los convierten en enormes compañías, como el Huffington Post.

Gana dinero en línea creando blogs

No todos los bloggers llegarán a estas cifras, pero si tomas el enfoque correcto, tienes una buena oportunidad de ganar dinero con tu blog.

Con un blog, es importante tener una visión a largo plazo. No ganarás dinero de inmediato. Pero, a medida que tu escritura mejora, tus habilidades crecen y tu sitio capta más tráfico, es una posibilidad real.

Si tu objetivo es comenzar un blog que genere dinero para ti, he aquí algunos consejos para tener en cuenta:

  1. Elige un tema perdurable como salud, finanzas, relaciones, pasatiempos o crecimiento personal;
  2. siempre intenta crear el mejor contenido en cualquier tema elegido;
  3. aprende sobre SEO y posiciona tu sitio en los motores de búsqueda;
  4. relaciónate con bloggers populares y otras personas influyentes en tu espacio.

Los consejos anteriores te ayudarán a avanzar en la dirección correcta. Una vez que tengas un blog con reputación que obtenga un gran volumen de tráfico, tendrás muchas oportunidades de monetizar tu sitio como:

  • publicidad pagada;
  • vender tus propios cursos y productos;
  • vender productos de afiliados;
  • ¡y mucho más!

La mayoría de los métodos para ganar dinero con un sitio web se pueden aplicar a un blog popular que hayas creado.

2. Comienza un sitio web de afiliado

Promover productos puede ser una excelente forma de obtener ingresos. ¡Incluso puedes comenzar a hacerlo aquí en Hostinger convirtiéndote en un afiliado!

Gana dinero por internet convirtiéndote en un afiliado de Hostinger

Un sitio de afiliado se basa en la recomendación o revisión de ciertos productos. Luego, cuando un lector compra ese producto a través de tu enlace, recibirás una comisión.

Aunque no parezca un gran generador de ingresos, existen sitios multimillonarios basados ​​solamente en los ingresos de afiliados. Por ejemplo, Pat Flynn de Smart Passive Income genera gran parte de sus ingresos mensuales a través del marketing de afiliación.

Puede que también conozcas el sitio WireCutter. Esencialmente, es un sitio de revisión masiva de productos. Este modelo puede ser muy rentable ya que el New York Times compró recientemente a WireCutter por 30 millones de dólares.

Al crear un sitio de afiliado, puedes basar tus ingresos en la recomendación y revisión de productos. O bien, puedes integrar el marketing de afiliación en un blog existente al mostrar los recursos que recomienda.

Por ejemplo, digamos que tienes un sitio dedicado a ayudar a perder grasa abdominal. Puedes crear publicaciones que revisen productos y suplementos relevantes, y cada vez que menciones el producto, incluye un enlace de afiliado.

3. Crea un sitio web de comercio electrónico

Los sitios de eCommerce han estado explotando en popularidad en los últimos años. Con la prevalencia de plataformas como WordPress y WooCommerce, crear un sitio de comercio electrónico no podría ser más fácil.

Gana dinero por internet con sitios web de comercio electrónico

Si prefieres tratar con productos físicos y vender algo tangible, entonces abrir una tienda de comercio electrónico podría ser una buena opción.

Hay dos métodos diferentes para poner en funcionamiento una tienda virtual exitosa:

  1. Crear y vender un producto físico de nicho a un grupo específico de compradores.
  2. Comprar productos más baratos fabricados en países extranjeros, reempaquetarlos y venderlos a ganancia.

El primer enfoque puede ser muy exitoso, pero requiere una pasión por el producto y la voluntad de hacer un montón de investigación, desarrollo de productos y pruebas.

Sin embargo, el éxito masivo de tiendas como SkinnyMe TeaBeardBrand y Ratio Coffee demuestra que puedes alcanzar altos niveles de éxito con tu tienda de comercio electrónico.

Si el primer enfoque te parece un poco arriesgado para tu primer negocio en línea, entonces podrías considerar la segunda opción de reventa de productos populares traídos del extranjero. Este método implica obtener un producto popular de una plataforma como AliExpress, reempaquetar el producto y venderlo a través de tu propia tienda.

Además de vender los productos correctos, también tienes que pensar en cómo va a enviar tus productos. Tu mismo puedes encargarte personalmente del envío y del despacho de pedidos. O bien, puedes emplear un método popular denominado dropshipping, en el que el fabricante se encarga del envío.

4. Revender alojamiento web

Revender alojamiento o hosting web es otra excelente forma de ganar dinero por internet. De hecho, ofrecemos este servicio en nuestro proyecto hermano Hosting24.

Gana dinero por internet como revendedor de hosting

La idea básica de revender alojamiento es proporcionar un espacio de servidor dedicado, que puedes utilizar para construir tu propia marca de alojamiento web. Esto te permite:

  1. Crear cuentas de alojamiento web con cPanel;
  2. Establecer límites de recursos personalizados (espacio en disco, ancho de banda y similares);
  3. Administrar convenientemente todas las cuentas usando WHM.

Dado que cPanel es la herramienta más conocida para administrar una cuenta de alojamiento web, será fácil atraer nuevos usuarios. El tiempo de actividad del servidor también es supervisado por un equipo de administración interno, lo que garantiza un buen tiempo de actividad y disponibilidad.

Por último, un personal de soporte dedicado 24/7, estará allí para ayudarte con todas tus preguntas y consultas.

Las siguientes ventajas te permitirán enfocarte en la adquisición de usuarios, en lugar de los aspectos técnicos de la administración del servidor.

Si estás familiarizado con el funcionamiento del alojamiento web, revenderlo será pan comido. Quién sabe, ¡podrías convertirte en uno de los gigantes de alojamiento web si pones suficiente esfuerzo!

5. Crea un curso digital

¡Pareciera que los cursos digitales hoy en día están en todas partes! Entonces, si tienes un conocimiento valioso por el que alguien estaría dispuesto a pagar, esta podría ser una excelente opción.

Además de tener tus propios cursos, las plataformas de aprendizaje como BitDegree ofrecen la oportunidad de convertirse en instructor. Es una oportunidad única para transmitir tus habilidades y experiencia a miles de personas deseosas de aprender sobre las nuevas tecnologías.

Ganar dinero en línea al convertirte en instructor y producir cursos educativos en línea

Los cursos digitales se pueden producir en muchos formatos diferentes, desde simples descargas de PDF, hasta cursos de video de producción propia que contienen docenas de horas de contenido.

Crear cursos en línea puede ser una ruta muy poderosa. Ya que está bajo tu control, no hay límite para la cantidad de dinero que puedes ganar.

Al igual que la mayoría de los otros métodos en esta lista, los cursos digitales se pueden integrar en la mayoría de los estilos de sitios web, incluidos blogs, sitios de comercio electrónico e incluso sitios de afiliados.

Si estás buscando crear un curso digital, pero no te has decidido por un tema, encuestar a tu audiencia es una buena idea. Ellos pueden decirte exactamente lo que les gustaría aprender y lo que estarían dispuestos a pagar.

Por ejemplo, el curso en línea Learn Scrivener Fast está completamente dedicado a ayudarle a los escritores a aprender los detalles del software Scrivener. El creador de este curso, Joseph Michael, descubrió la necesidad al leer los comentarios en el blog de Michael Hyatt. ¡Y desde entonces se ha convertido en un negocio de seis cifras!

6. Crea un sitio de membresía

Los sitios de membresía han estallado en popularidad recientemente. La idea es bastante fácil de implementar. Pero, requiere tener una audiencia existente de algún tipo.

Ganar dinero por internet con sitios web de membresía

Por ejemplo, Mark Manson dirige un blog popular de desarrollo personal. En su sitio hay una porción de membresía que le brinda a los usuarios acceso a cursos en línea, videos y comentarios adicionales del artículo. Para los fanáticos de su trabajo, es una gran oferta.

Las personas ya están visitando tu sitio web porque les gusta lo que escribes y cómo lo escribes. Por lo tanto, crea una parte de membresía de tu sitio que tenga contenido premium que se encuentre detrás de un muro de pago.

Ahora, toda persona que visite tu sitio no tomará la oferta, pero a tus seguidores más entusiastas les parecerá irresistible.

El tipo de sitio de membresía que crees dependerá del tipo de sitio que tengas y del nivel de profundidad que quieras incluir en tu contenido premium.

7. Vende espacio publicitario

Gana dinero por internet con publicidad

Todos hemos visto los sitios que usan publicidad en todo su contenido. A veces los anuncios son intrusivos, pero otras veces se integran naturalmente con el contenido.

La monetización de tu sitio a través de publicidad generalmente se reserva para cuando tu sitio recibe un gran volumen de tráfico. Pero, si tu volumen de tráfico es alto y continúa creciendo, entonces esta opción podría valer la pena.

El monto que te pagarán dependerá de la red, pero generalmente se te pagará según el número de impresiones o clics.

Hay muchas redes publicitarias diferentes para elegir.

Google Adsense es probablemente la red más conocida. Con Google AdSense, envías tu aplicación y una vez que se aprueba, puedes comenzar a agregar anuncios a tu sitio. Por lo general, el pago de los anuncios de Adsense no será excelente a menos que tu tráfico sea de millones de visitantes por mes.

Hay otras redes publicitarias como Ezoic y Media.net. Ambas tienen un proceso de aprobación y una evaluación del sitio. Estas redes también tienen la ventaja de trabajar contigo para optimizar tus ingresos publicitarios.

Si no quieres trabajar con una red publicitaria, también tienes la posibilidad de vender publicidad directamente. Si tienes un público especializado, esta puede ser una opción bastante lucrativa. Supongamos que tienes un sitio dedicado a la mejora del sueño. En lugar de utilizar una de las redes publicitarias anteriores, podrías vender espacios publicitarios a grandes empresas de colchones.

Otra opción es crear contenido patrocinado. Aquí es donde una empresa te pagará para crear contenido patrocinado y tu publicarás el contenido en tu sitio. Sitios como Buzzfeed y Millo han optado por esta alternativa.

8. Vende tus servicios profesionales

Vender servicios desde tu sitio web es una de las formas más rápidas de obtener ganancias.

Hay dos enfoques diferentes para vender tus servicios:

Crea un blog educativo y ofrece tus servicios

Crea un blog de nicho que contenga información útil sobre un tema determinado. Digamos que tienes un blog sobre bienestar holístico, y has creado una lista de correo electrónico de un tamaño decente, o tienes un volumen de tráfico sólido.

Puedes agregar una página de servicios a tu sitio donde ofreces coaching sobre salud, ya sea en persona o a través de medios como Skype.

Crea un sitio web básico y promociona tus servicios

El otro método consiste en crear un sitio web con el único propósito de ofrecer tus servicios a empresas y particulares.

Digamos que quieres ser un escritor independiente.

Eliges un nicho y creas tu sitio web. Luego, creas algunas páginas que le dicen a las personas quién eres tu, los servicios que brindas y muestras algunos ejemplos de tu trabajo.

Luego, comienzas a generar clientes potenciales para tu nuevo negocio de servicios haciendo cosas como blogging de invitado, entrevistas de podcast o mensajes en frío.

Si estás buscando llevar tu negocio basado en servicios a nuevas alturas, entonces combinar los dos métodos te dará excelentes resultados.

9. Crea una publicación de ofertas de trabajo por suscripción

Los tableros de oferta de trabajo pueden ser una forma bastante lucrativa de ganarse la vida con tu sitio web.

El proceso es simple. Las personas que buscan contratar a alguien en un nicho específico publicarán una lista de trabajos en tu sitio y tus visitantes aplicarán para el trabajo.

Ganar dinero por internet con un sitio web de empleo

Puedes cobrarle a las personas para que publiquen ofertas de trabajo. O bien, puedes cobrarle a tus visitantes una cuota de membresía mensual para acceder a la bolsa de trabajo.

Ten en cuenta que necesitas tener un tráfico decente para que esto funcione. Una empresa no pagará para publicar un trabajo en tu sitio si no le envías a ningún candidato calificado.

Por ejemplo, echemos un vistazo a la página de ofertas de trabajo de ProBlogger. Aquí las compañías y las personas pagarán una tarifa para publicar un trabajo en el sitio. Entonces, es completamente gratis para cualquier persona acceder y postularse para el trabajo. Dado que ProBlogger es un sitio de autoridad con una gran audiencia, las empresas que publican un trabajo recibirán cientos de solicitudes por cada listado.

Al crear un tablero de trabajo, asegúrate de tener una audiencia sólida que tenga sinergia con las empresas de tu espacio.

10. Crea un directorio online

Los directorios online ya no son tan populares como solían ser, pero aún así pueden ser rentables.

Funcionan de manera similar al tablero de trabajo anterior. Pero, en lugar de que las personas paguen por publicar trabajos, o tengan acceso a la bolsa de empleo, te pagarán una tarifa mensual por aparecer en el directorio.

Si tienes un sitio con reputación o recibes mucho tráfico, estas listas son bastante valiosas.

Digamos que tienes un sitio dedicado al desarrollo y diseño web. Tu produces contenido de alta calidad y tienes muy buen reconocimiento. Podrías crear una sección de directorio en tu sitio donde los desarrolladores y las agencias web puedan comprar un espacio.

Esto no solo les proporcionará un sólido backlink, sino que podría ser una buena fuente de tráfico para sus negocios.

Por lo general, los directorios funcionan cobrando una tarifa de suscripción mensual para ser incluidos. Incluso podrías cobrar una tarifa premium para que las empresas se incluyan en la parte superior del directorio, obteniendo incluso más vistas en tu listado.

11. Vende tu sitio web

¡La última forma de ganar dinero con tu sitio web es venderlo!

Dependiendo de tu sitio, esta puede ser una opción bastante lucrativa. Aunque probablemente no te hará rico, puede resultar en una buena cantidad de efectivo.

Gana dinero por internet vendiendo sitios web

En promedio, tu sitio se venderá por un múltiplo de tus ingresos mensuales. El múltiplo dependerá de una variedad de factores, pero generalmente se puede esperar vender desde 12  a 30 veces ese valor.

Los siguientes factores influirán en el múltiplo de venta:

  1. La edad de tu sitio;
  2. Tu autoridad de dominio (domain authority);
  3. Cuánto tráfico recibe tu sitio;
  4. Cuantas ganancias generas;
  5. Tu diversificación de ingresos;
  6. La firmeza de tus ingresos;
  7. Si tu sitio está creciendo o estancado.

Si tienes curiosidad por el precio de venta de los sitios en general, entonces pasa un tiempo navegando por las listas de Empire Flipper.

Cuando estés pensando en vender tu sitio, asegúrate de analizar los pros y los contras de obtener un flujo de efectivo y perder un flujo de ingresos secundarios por el que has trabajado arduamente.

Cómo ganar dinero por internet sin un sitio web

Crear un sitio web rentable es una excelente forma de generar un ingreso en línea a largo plazo. Sin embargo, hay más formas en las que puedes comenzar a ganar dinero por internet sin tener que hacer un sitio web.

Sigue leyendo para aprender más de 20 maneras diferentes en que puedes comenzar a hacer dinero sin un sitio web.

12. Publica libros para Kindle

Estamos en el mejor momento de la historia para convertirse en escritor. Si has estado soñando con escribir libros para vivir, entonces tu sueño podría estar más cerca de lo que crees. La revolución de la autoedición ha hecho posible que cualquiera pueda ganarse la vida publicando libros.

Ganar dinero por internet publicando libros para kindle

Como hay una barrera de entrada más baja, esto también significa más competencia. Pero al escribir el mejor libro posible y satisfacer las expectativas del lector, puedes aumentar tus posibilidades de éxito.

Al publicar tus propios libros para Kindle, todos los aspectos del proceso de publicación están bajo tu control. Esto significa que eres el responsable de escribir, editar, formatear, obtener una portada, subirlo a Amazon, escribir la descripción de tu libro y comercializarlo.

Pero por todo ese trabajo extra obtienes una porción más grande del pastel. Según el precio de tu libro, puedes obtener hasta el 70% de cada venta.

Aquí hay algunos consejos para mejorar tu éxito como escritor independiente:

  1. Haz una investigación de mercado. Asegúrate de que haya un mercado de libros viable que no sea demasiado competitivo pero que tenga lectores.
  2. Escribe el mejor libro posible e invierte en un editor profesional.
  3. Invierta en una portada y una descripción del libro de alta calidad. Estos dos elementos funcionan para vender tus libros.
  4. Publica tus libros en una serie y apúntale a dominar un mercado determinado.

Tu éxito como escritor está completamente bajo tu control. Escribe el mejor libro posible y crea una lista de correo electrónico de tus lectores ideales. Mientras más publiques, más aprenderás y más dinero podrás ganar.

13. Email Marketing

Si has conocido el internet por algún tiempo, entonces habrás escuchado la expresión “el dinero está en la lista”. Esta expresión no podría ser más cierta.

Gana dinero en internet con email marketing

Cuanto más pronto empieces, ¡más personas contactarás!

Piensa cuántos correos electrónicos recibes en tu bandeja de entrada todos los días. Muchos de estos son probablemente de listas de distribución a las que te has registrado. Algunos son tan buenos que no puedes esperar para abrirlos todos los días, mientras que otros, te hacen cuestionarte cómo fue que te suscribiste en su lista.

Crear una lista de correo electrónico de nicho de mercado puede ser una excelente manera de llegar a un grupo específico de personas y crear un negocio sólido y sostenible. Empresas de millones de dólares como The Skimm se han creado con base en una lista de correo electrónico diaria.

Lo mejor de todo es que comenzar una lista de distribución por correo electrónico no tiene que ser difícil. Con herramientas como ConvertKitDripMailChimp y Aweber, nunca había sido tan fácil.

Este es el proceso que debes seguir:

  1. Decide un nicho al que te gustaría servir, y el estilo de tus correos electrónicos;
  2. Elige un proveedor de marketing por correo electrónico;
  3. Crea una página de destino simple y dirige el tráfico a esa página;
  4. Envía correos electrónicos regulares a esa lista.

El objetivo de tu lista de correo electrónico es generar confianza, para que la gente abra tus correos todos los días.

Cuando consigas tener una lista considerable de personas que abre tus correos, tienes varias formas de monetizar esa lista, como:

  1. Vender tus propios productos digitales;
  2. Ofrecer un curso de membresía;
  3. Enviar a tus suscriptores a ofertas de afiliados;
  4. Vender patrocinios;

14. Trabaja como independiente en sitios como Upwork

Hay un montón de sitios de freelance llenos de clientes hambrientos que buscan a alguien con tus habilidades. La demanda de trabajadores independientes actualmente no tiene precedentes en la historia.

Gane en internet trabajando freelance

Algunos de los sitios de freelance más populares incluyen:

  1. Upwork
  2. Freelancer
  3. Fiverr
  4. Guru

Para tener éxito en estas plataformas, es importante definir un nicho. Lo peor que puedes hacer como profesional independiente es anunciarte como generalista. Dado que la competencia es tan alta, querrás anunciarte como la única solución para un tipo específico de cliente.

Por ejemplo, ¿eres un desarrollador de WordPress para empresas SaaS, un escritor de criptomonedas o un escritor fantasma para fundadores de startups?

Con tu nicho definido, es hora de crear tu perfil, crea un portafolio con trabajos relevantes que muestren tus habilidades y comienza a ofrecer tus servicios.

Si realmente quieres ganarte la vida en plataformas como Upwork, dedica un tiempo a explorar el sitio (en inglés) Freelance to Win. Este sitio está dedicado a ayudarte a convertirte en un profesional independiente con alta remuneración.

15. Compra y vende sitios web

El proceso de comprar y vender sitios web es como el proceso de intercambiar casas. Compras una casa que tiene un potencial sin explotar, la repara y la vendes a ganancia.

Gana dinero por internet comprando y vendiendo sitios web

El proceso es bastante sencillo. Pero, debes saber que hay un riesgo involucrado. Por lo tanto, no inviertas dinero en un sitio que no puedes permitirse perder.

Así es como puedes comprar y vender sitios con un margen de ganancia:

  1. Encuentra un sitio web subvalorado que sabes que puedes mejorar. Mira mercados como EmpireFlippersFlippa y We Sell Your Site.
  2. Investiga el sitio para descubrir los ingresos y las cifras de tráfico, el perfil del enlaces (backlinks) y las razones reales por las que se vende el sitio.
  3. Si se pone a la venta, compra el sitio.
  4. Haz mejoras al sitio para maximizar su tráfico e ingresos.
  5. Vende el sitio para obtener ganancias.

16. Compra y vende nombres de dominio

Mencionamos comprar y vender sitios web en el numeral anterior. Pero, ¿sabías que también puedes hacer lo mismo con los nombres de dominio?

Usando el verificador de dominio para registrar un nuevo nombre de dominio

Compras un nombre de dominio por un precio bajo y lo ofreces por una tarifa más alta.

Aquí hay una descripción más detallada del proceso:

  1. Usa herramientas como Just Dropped y purchase unique domain names
  2. Vuelve a poner a la venta los nombres de dominio
  3. Espera a los compradores
  4. Vende y obtén tu ganancia

Algunas personas han podido ganar cientos o miles de dólares al año empleando esta misma estrategia. ¡Y puedes comenzar a hacerlo aquí en Hostinger con nuestro comprobador de dominios!

17. Vende fotos y videos de stock

Gana dinero en línea con imágenes de stock

Si te gusta tomar fotos o hacer videos, puedes ganar dinero con lo que te apasiona.

Hay muchos sitios que te permiten subir tus fotos y grabaciones. Estos sitios tienen enormes bases de usuarios, y cuando alguien paga por los derechos de tu foto, tu te llevas tu dinero.

Algunos de los sitios web de fotografía de stock más grandes incluyen:

Si eres un videógrafo, algunos de los principales sitios son:

Al crear tu portafolio, dedica un tiempo a buscar en los portales mencionados para encontrar los estilos más populares.

Luego, crea tu propio nicho y sube tu material tan frecuentemente como sea posible. Cuanto más grande sea tu portafolio, mayores serán tus posibilidades de éxito.

Además de ganar dinero con tus fotos y videos, usar estos sitios también puede ayudarte a construir una base de fans para tu trabajo.

18. Invierte en Criptomonedas

Las criptomonedas han venido ganando terreno en los últimos años. Lo más probable es que las criptomonedas aparecieron en tu radar el año pasado (2017) con la gran subida del Bitcoin. Pero, incluso si no invertiste en Bitcoin y otras criptomonedas hace algunos años, aún no es demasiado tarde.

Gana dinero en línea con criptomonedas

BitDegree ofrece una amplia variedad de tutoriales de criptomonedas para principiantes

Al invertir hoy, aún puedes tomar ventaja de ser uno de los pioneros.

Invertir en criptomonedas es muy parecido a cualquier otra forma de inversión y habrá algunos riesgos involucrados. Sin embargo, si te tomas el tiempo para informarte, puedes hacer inversiones sólidas que te darán resultados a largo plazo.

El primer paso en tu aventura con las criptomonedas es poner tus conocimientos y habilidades al día. Bitdegree es un gran recurso que está lleno de tutoriales y cursos útiles que aumentarán tu conocimiento de las criptomonedas.

Existen múltiples enfoques para ganar dinero con criptomonedas, incluyendo:

  1. Invertir en monedas antes de su salida a la bolsa, o su aumento en valor
  2. Aprender a programar y trabajar con blockchain
  3. Convertirte en un escritor de criptomonedas
  4. Conseguir un trabajo en una empresa de criptomonedas

Como las criptomonedas y la tecnología blockchain aún están en su infancia, es un buen momento para aprender las habilidades necesarias para posicionarse para el éxito futuro.

19. Vende tus artesanías en Etsy

¿Te consideras una persona con talento en las manualidades? Si te especializas en hacer productos artesanales, entonces podrías ganarte la vida vendiendo estos productos en línea.

Gana dinero en internet con Etsy

Etsy es una de las plataformas más grandes para vender tus artesanías y manualidades, desde estuches de iPhone únicos hasta pulseras, anillos y más.

Puedes comenzar sin tener un sitio web o ni presencia en línea. La plataforma ya tiene una gran audiencia a la que puedes acceder directamente. Además, si tus productos son exitosos, en el futuro podrías pasarte a tu propia tienda virtual que tu administres.

Para aumentar tus posibilidades de éxito, ten en cuenta los siguientes consejos:

  1. Investiga para asegurarte de que exista una demanda para tus creaciones en Etsy.
  2. Calcula cuánto tiempo te toma hacer cada artículo. ¿Tu tiempo y el costo de los materiales se justifica por el precio que vas a cobrar?
  3. Piensa en qué hará que tu producto sobresalga. Querrás tener un estilo único, sin dejar de cumplir las expectativas de tus compradores.

20. Vende tus productos en Amazon (FBA)

Amazon es uno de los mayores mercados en línea para la venta al por menor, con más de mil millones de productos listados actualmente en el sitio.

Ya mencionamos la creación de una tienda de nicho de comercio electrónico antes, y este enfoque es similar, pero la idea principal es utilizar la plataforma de Amazon.

Con este método debes encontrar productos que se venden bien en Amazon y obtener versiones más baratas de esos productos con tus proveedores. Luego agrega tu propia marca y revende los productos.

Tienes la posibilidad de vender estos productos tu mismo o de trabajar con un fabricante que personalizará estos productos y los enviará a tus compradores, táctica conocida como dropshipping.

Si esto te parece interesante, consulta los siguientes recursos (en inglés) para informarte mejor:

21. Crea un canal de YouTube

YouTube es uno de los motores de búsqueda más grandes del mundo. Pero en lugar de buscar sitios web, las personas buscan videos entretenidos, divertidos o informativos.

Gana dinero por internet con YouTube

Puedes monetizar tu canal de YouTube usando su sistema de publicidad o enviando a tus visitantes a un sitio web que has monetizado de otra manera.

Crear un canal de YouTube es parecido a crear un sitio web, excepto que estás creando videos, no contenido escrito.

Si te sientes cómodo frente a una cámara y quieres probar suerte creando videos, entonces necesitarás definir la temática de tu canal. Normalmente, hay dos tipos de canales de YouTube (por lo menos los que son exitosos):

  • Contenido entretenido. Este estilo incluye cosas como series web, videos de comedia, bromas, reseñas, videojuegos y mucho más.
  • Contenido educativo Este estilo está más orientado a las frases ‘cómo hacerlo’. Por ejemplo, ‘cómo hacer SEO’. O, ‘cómo crear un jardín de tomates’. Si tienes habilidades útiles o información que quieres transmitir a través del video, entonces esta es una opción legítima para ti.

Cuando hayas decidido qué tipo de canal vas a iniciar, es hora de comenzar a crear. Primero, necesitarás crear un canal de YouTube y pensar en un nombre atractivo. Luego, ten en cuenta los siguientes consejos:

  1. Usa una cámara de alta calidad para grabar tus videos;
  2. Experimenta con diferentes estilos, formatos y técnicas de edición hasta que encuentres uno que te empiece a traer buenos resultados;
  3. Optimiza los títulos, las descripciones y las imágenes de tus videos para hacer que las personas hagan clic;
  4. Crea un calendario de publicación de videos, para que los seguidores sepan cuándo esperar tu contenido.

22. Se un asistente virtual

Si eres excelente en planificación y organización, entonces convertirte en un asistente virtual podría funcionar para ti. Un asistente virtual podría ser responsable de una amplia gama de tareas. Por ejemplo, podrías hacer contabilidad general, ingreso de datos, administración de correo electrónico, investigación y mucho más.

Convertirse en un asistente virtual puede ser una excelente manera de no solo aumentar tus ingresos, sino también establecer contactos con personas importantes. No solo eso, sino que el mercado y la demanda de asistentes virtuales están teniendo un crecimiento acelerado.

Muchos propietarios de negocios recurren a asistentes virtuales, en lugar de contratar a un miembro del personal a tiempo completo.

Puedes encontrar trabajos para asistentes virtuales en sitios como FiverrUpwork, y Remote.co.

23. Vende tus servicios de programación o software

Aprender a programar puede ser una habilidad muy valiosa. Ya sea que esté quieras un trabajo como freelance con tus habilidades o desarrollar y construir tu propio software.

Cuando sabes cómo crear software, puedes hacer cosas como crear una aplicación para consumidores, un sitio web o una aplicación móvil, o incluso un juego móvil. Muchas empresas de enorme éxito se han construido sobre la base de un software.

Gran parte del software actual es creado por grandes compañías. Pero si miras en Google Play o Apple Store, verás que muchas de las aplicaciones más populares han sido creadas por personas como tu.

Si quieres ganar dinero por internet con tu propio software o aplicaciones, este es el proceso que puedes seguir:

  1. Hacer estudios de mercado para descubrir una necesidad apremiante;
  2. Crear una versión MVP del software;
  3. Obtener retroalimentación de los usuarios iniciales y probadores beta;
  4. Integrar la retroalimentación y lanzar tu primera versión al mundo;
  5. Comenzar a comercializar tu solución de software.

Si estás buscando inspiración, mira cómo Nathan Barry, fundador de ConvertKit, fue capaz de hacer crecer su startup de software.

Si te parece que crear y vender tu propio software consumirá demasiado tiempo, entonces puedes obtener ganancias de tus habilidades de programación de inmediato trabajando como freelance.

Dedica un tiempo a buscar en las mejores plataformas de freelance como Upwork y Freelancer y encontrarás una variedad de trabajos para los que tus habilidades son adecuadas. O bien, puedes visitar el sitio Remoteok.io, que lista una variedad de trabajos de programación remotos a los que puedes postularse.

24. Se tutor online para niños

Dar clases de español y ser tutor de estudiantes de todo el mundo es una excelente forma de ganar dinero por internet. Si tu lengua materna es el español, entonces ya tienes las habilidades para tener éxito.

También puedes obtener una certificación para aumentar tus posibilidades de éxito y ser contratado para el trabajo.

Por lo general, puedes ganar hasta € 20 por hora en dando tutorías a estudiantes a través de Skype.

Si este tipo de trabajo te parece interesante, visita sitios como:

25. Testea sitios web y da retroalimentación

¿Tienes buen ojo para el diseño o sabes qué debe tener un buen sitio web o aplicación? De ser así, puedes ganar dinero por internet ofreciendo tu retroalimentación y pruebas de errores de usabilidad.

Gana dinero por internet probando aplicaciones y sitios web

Si has pasado mucho tiempo en línea, probablemente tengas un buen ojo para ver lo que funciona y lo que no funciona. Por ejemplo, ¿el contenido no está claro? ¿El diseño te confunde? ¿El menú de navegación es demasiado complejo?

Hay una serie de sitios que te pagarán por dar este tipo de comentarios. Por lo general, tus comentarios serán verbales, escritos o usarás un software de grabación de pantalla.

Algunos de los sitios de retroalimentación para sitios web y aplicaciones más comunes incluyen:

26. Conviértete en desarrollador de sitios web

¿Sabías que puedes ganar dinero creando sitios web?

Si no tienes las habilidades de desarrollador, entonces tu primer paso es aprender a programar. Cuando tengas las habilidades, puedes empezar a buscar trabajo.

Crea un perfil en sitios como Upwork y Freelancer, y comienza a aplicar para trabajos.

Para aumentar tus probabilidades de éxito, puede ser útil que definas un nicho para ti y crear tu perfil y tu portafolio de acuerdo con ello.

Por ejemplo, tal vez quieras construir sitios web para agentes de bienes raíces y compañías de administración de propiedades. O bien, te gustaría especializarte en la creación de sitios web de comercio electrónico que usen WooCommerce y WordPress.

Primero, asegúrate de que haya una necesidad verificable. Lo que significa que hay muchos trabajos publicados para tu perfil específico. Luego, elabora tu negocio de desarrollo web de nicho y comienza a aplicar para trabajos relevantes.

27. Narra audiolibros

La industria de los audiolibros sigue creciendo. Parece que cada vez más personas prefieren escuchar el contenido, en lugar de leerlo. Aún así, la mayoría de los libros nunca llegan tener una versión de audiolibro.

Lo cual es curioso porque los audiolibros pueden resultar muy beneficiosos para los autores. No solo ganarán más dinero con sus libros, sino que también aumentará su presencia.

Gane dinero por internet con la narración de audiolibros

Si tienes una gran potente y te encanta leer, entonces convertirte en un narrador de audiolibros podría ser tu camino.

Una de las maneras más fáciles de comenzar es suscribirse a ACX. Este servicio conecta a los narradores de audiolibros con los autores.

Además de suscribirte al servicio anterior, también deberás invertir en un micrófono y un software de grabación de alta calidad, y crear algunas muestras que demuestren tus habilidades vocales.

Si quieres expandir tu alcance, también puedes crear un perfil en Upwork y aplicar para trabajos de narración de audiolibros.

28. Conviértete en diseñador gráfico

Si tienes buen ojo para el diseño, o siempre te ha gustado jugar con Photoshop e Illustrator, puedes usar estas habilidades para ganar dinero adicional por internet.

Puedes usar las plataformas de freelance ya mencionadas, crear un perfil y comenzar a aplicar, o puedes probar tus habilidades en una plataforma como 99Designs. En este sitio, competirás con otros diseñadores para ciertos proyectos. Si al cliente le gusta tu diseño, obtendrás el proyecto y comenzarás a trabajar.

Otra forma de atraer clientes como diseñador gráfico es fuera de internet. Ve a la cámara de comercio local o pasa un tiempo caminando en tu ciudad. Lo más probable es que veas muchas empresas que necesiten tus habilidades de diseño gráfico. Ya sea para un nuevo logotipo, un folleto o incluso uniformes de la empresa.

Otro gran método a nivel local es ir a un espacio de co-working de tu ciudad. Por lo general están llenos de nuevas empresas y otras compañías que necesitan las habilidades de diseño que tienes.

29. Conviértete en un Influencer de Instagram

Instagram es una de las plataformas de redes sociales de más rápido crecimiento en el mercado. Pero, ¿sabías que puedes ganar dinero directamente desde Instagram, solo por tener suficientes seguidores?

Cada vez es más difícil crear un gran número de seguidores en Instagram, pero puede ser una forma bastante sencilla de ganarse la vida en internet. Las grandes marcas y otras compañías te pagarán solo por hacer una publicación sobre su compañía, o exhibir uno de sus productos.

Por lo general, el precio pagado por cada publicación dependerá de la cantidad de seguidores que tengas y de lo involucrados que estén con tu cuenta. Sin embargo, puedes esperar ganar desde un par de cientos hasta miles de euros por publicación.

Crear una audiencia considerable de Instagram llevará tiempo, pero si te gusta tomar fotos, no te importa pasar mucho tiempo en tu teléfono y las publicas regularmente, entonces vale la pena intentarlo.

30. Ofrece tus servicios de SEO

Saber cómo posicionar sitios web es una habilidad muy rentable.

Mientras la gente continúe usando los motores de búsqueda como Google, entonces habrá demanda de personas que sepan de SEO.

De hecho, puedes hacerte bastante bueno en SEO, leyendo algunos de los mejores blogs que existen hoy en día, como:

Una vez que comprendas lo que se necesita para posicionar un sitio web, es hora de poner a prueba tus habilidades. Es útil crear un sitio web donde puedas probar tus nuevos conocimientos de SEO, pero no es absolutamente necesario.

De hecho, puede comenzar a recibir clientes de inmediato.

Esto implica el uso de sitios de freelance como Upwork y Freelancer.com.

O bien también puedes ofrecer tus servicios a empresas locales que buscan posicionarse en los motores de búsqueda.

31. Administra cuentas de redes sociales

Todos nosotros estamos activos en las redes sociales actualmente. Pero, ¿sabías que podrías ganarte la vida administrando cuentas de redes sociales?

Si ya eres un usuario avanzado de las redes sociales, entonces estás un paso adelante. Será mucho más fácil para ti transmitir tu experiencia y convencer a otros para administrar sus cuentas por una tarifa.

Si no lo eres, no te preocupes.

Hay un montón de recursos educativos como la Academia Hootsuite, que te educará sobre todo lo que debes saber de las redes sociales.

Una vez que tus conocimientos estén al día, es hora de ir de nuevo a los sitios de freelance como Upwork y Freelancer para comenzar a aplicar a trabajos.

Si quieres aumentar tus posibilidades de atraer clientes, puedes usar lo que has aprendido para promocionar tu marca y hacer crecer tu compañía de administración de redes sociales.

32. Crea un podcast

Si te gusta hablar y compartir opiniones, o te encanta realizar entrevistas, el podcasting puede ser un gran medio para que lo explores. El mercado de podcasts está explotando en este momento, lo cual es algo bueno.

A los oyentes les encanta la portabilidad de los podcasts, y como la mayoría de nosotros estamos siempre en movimiento, se está convirtiendo en una de las formas preferidas de consumir contenido.

Para tener éxito con un podcast hoy, necesitas crear algo de alta calidad. Esto no solo incluye la calidad del audio, sino también la calidad de tu contenido. Para comenzar, necesitas invertir en un muy buen equipo de micrófono.

Si planeas hacer podcasts al estilo entrevista, entonces deberías comenzar a establecer una comunicación con tus invitados. Quizás quieras hacer algunas entrevistas de práctica primero con amigos o familiares, para que puedas refinar tu estilo antes de tu primera entrevista real.

Para tener una mejor idea de los estándares de calidad y temas en tu espacio, dedica un tiempo a los podcasts más importantes de iTunes. Escucha un puñado de sus episodios y mira qué indicadores de calidad tienen en común.

  • ¿Cuentan historias increíbles?
  • ¿Usan el humor?
  • ¿Tienen una perspectiva interesante?
  • ¿Crean entrevistas únicas?

Al aprender de los mejores, sabrás qué incluir y qué evitar al producir tus propios episodios.

Con el podcasting, la cantidad de dinero que puedes generar depende del tamaño y el nivel de involucramiento de su audiencia. Mientras más grande sea tu audiencia y más descargas de podcasts tengas, mejores serán tus posibilidades de tener ingresos decentes.

Aquí hay algunas opciones para que explores:

  1. Vende tus propios productos y servicios relacionados con los temas de los que hablas;
  2. Crea un sitio de membresía basado en tu podcast;
  3. Vende patrocinios, que leerás en voz alta durante los episodios;
  4. Abre tu podcast para recibir donaciones.

33. Conviértete en escritor freelance

Si te gusta escribir algunas palabras, entonces ganar dinero como escritor puede ser una excelente forma de comenzar a ganar dinero por internet.

Incluso si no tienes experiencia puedes comenzar a ganar dinero como escritor rápidamente.

El primer paso es definir tu nicho de mercado y decidir sobre el tipo de escritura en el que te vas a enfocar, por ejemplo:

  • ¿Vas a crear publicaciones de blog exhaustivas para sitios SaaS?
  • ¿Y qué tal los textos para los sitios web de agentes de bienes raíces?
  • ¿O correos electrónicos de ventas para sitios web de salud y fitness?

Hay una cantidad inagotable de contenido que necesita ser escrito. La decisión importante es qué tipo de escritor serás?

Cuando hayas descubierto tu nicho, es hora de crear algunas muestras y comenzar a buscar clientes.

El método más rápido es utilizar plataformas de trabajo freelance para encontrar clientes relevantes. Sin embargo, también puedes crear algunas muestras y subirlas a sitios como Medium, o LinkedIn.

34. Vende tu arte y diseños

Si tienes habilidades de diseño, puedes ganar dinero vendiendo tus diseños. Los sitios como Society6facilitan la carga de tus diseños únicos y los venden a través de una variedad de artículos, como estuches para teléfonos, camisetas, tapices y mucho más.

Society6 te brinda la oportunidad de ganar dinero con tus diseños, sin ningún dinero por adelantado.

Puedes crear tu propia tienda, cargar tus diseños y elegir en qué elementos quieres que se muestren. Además, cuando alguien ordena un artículo en tu tienda, se le envía a pedido.

Si tienes diseños que le gustan a la gente, entonces esta puede ser una manera bastante pasiva de hacer dinero.

35. Haz micro trabajos

Las micro tareas son tareas que requieren inteligencia humana para completarse. Incluso en la era de la automatización, hay ciertas tareas que aún necesitan un toque humano.

Estas tareas suelen ser muy simples y no requieren ninguna habilidad técnica. Por ejemplo, puede ser revisar los resultados de búsqueda de una palabra clave determinada, traducir un párrafo a otro idioma o clasificar el tono y la sensación de un artículo.

Los micro trabajos pueden ser divertidos y solo necesitas una computadora y conexión a Internet. El mejor lugar para inscribirse en estas tareas es a través de Amazon Mechanical Turk.

Simplemente regístrate, crea una cuenta y recibe tu dinero al completar micro trabajos.

36. Haz encuestas en línea

Tomar encuestas en línea probablemente no sea la mejor manera de obtener un ingreso en internet. Pero si estás buscando dinero y premios rápidos, sin tener que tomarte el tiempo para aprender una nueva habilidad, podría valer la pena considerarla.

Consiste en realizas encuestas en línea y recibir compensación en efectivo, cupones, premios y tarjetas de regalo.

Por lo general, tendrás que darles tu información demográfica para que puedan obtener información sobre tus antecedentes e intereses, pero después de eso, puedes comenzar a ganar de inmediato.

Algunos de los sitios de encuestas en línea más populares incluyen:

37. Vende tu experiencia en Clarity.FM

Al igual que al ofrecer servicios freelance, puedes vender tus conocimientos y consultoría. Si eres un experto en cierto campo, o si tienes algún conocimiento especializado, entonces puedes sacar provecho de tu experiencia.

Además, no tienes que pasar por el tiempo y el esfuerzo adicionales de construir tu propio sitio web y plataforma.

Hay sitios como Clarity.FMSavvy.is, y Coach.me que te proporcionan una red potencial de clientes que buscan tus conocimientos.

Tus ganancias serán limitadas porque estás directamente trabajando con el reloj, pero puede ser una forma muy rápida y efectiva de comenzar a ganar dinero por internet. Todo lo que necesitas es crear una cuenta para comenzar a compartir tu conocimiento y sabiduría con los demás.

Palabras finales

A estas alturas ya debes saber cómo puedes ganar dinero por internet. Ya sea que solo quieras ganar unos cuantos cientos de euros extra al mes o comenzar una nueva carrera, el poder está en tus manos.

No dejes que la lista anterior te abrume, sino pregúntate qué te gustaría hacer. Haz un inventario de tus habilidades existentes y mira cómo puedes aplicarlas a una de las oportunidades de la lista anterior.

Recuerda, al igual que cualquier forma de ganar dinero, puede que no sea un éxito de inmediato. Pero con persistencia y dedicación lo lograrás.

¿Hay alguna forma adicional de ganar dinero por internet que no hayamos mencionado? Por favor, comparte los métodos que hayas aplicado en los comentarios.