One of the more frequent questions I get from readers of my blog is “how can I make extra cash”? It seems as though everyone is looking for ways to increase their income these days. The good news is that there are many ways for making money, it just all depends on how much extra money you want to make.
If you do a Google search for anything related to making money, you are going to get millions of results. So why am I adding one more to the list? In most cases, the results you’ll find from a search aren’t helpful.
Many are nothing more than scammy sales pitches. They try to convince you that you can make $1,000 a day online by doing 30 seconds of work. Now while this is possible, the odds of it actually happening are slim. You have a greater chance of getting hit by lightning twice than making $1,000 for 30 seconds of work.
So I created this guide for making money. I’m not going to try to sell you an ebook or some other product so I can get rich off of you. Rather I am going to show you how to actually make money online with over 51 ideas in this post.
If you want to make a decent amount of money on something, you are going to have to put in some effort.
I broke this post into sections so that you can decide how much money you want to make. Of course, the amount of money you make relates to how much effort you put it in.
Are you looking for a few bucks on the side here and there both online or offline? Then section 1 is for you.
Do you want to make more than a few extra bucks on the side online or offline? Then section 2 is for you.
Or maybe you want to try to replace your full time income with your own online business? Then section 3 is for you.
There is no right or wrong way to making money. Some readers may only want to earn a few bucks to offset some of their expenses.
Others many want a couple hundred extra dollars each month. They want to pay down debt or boost their vacation savings.
Still others want to earn enough to quit their job and work for themselves.
All are great and that is why I am breaking things out into the various sections. You are able to focus on the section that interests you the most.
Regardless of how much you want to make, I encourage you to read through the entire post. It will open your eyes to the possibility that you can earn more money than you think. Let’s get started.
Your Guide To Making Money
Section 1: Making Money With Little Effort Online and Offline (Up To $100/mo)
When it comes to making money online with little effort, you have a decent amount of options. You also have a decent amount of options when it comes to making money offline with little effort as well. Just remember that you aren’t going to make millions of dollars going this route. In reality, you are going to be able make upwards of $100 or so a month.
If this is your goal, then here are some of your options:
SwagBucks: Most people have heard of swagbucks by now. If you haven’t, here is a quick summary. You use the site to play games, search and shop online or to take surveys. As you do these things, you earn “swagbucks”. Swagbucks are their virtual currency.
You can redeem your swagbucks for gift cards or even cash through PayPal. The easiest way to earn swagbucks is to install their toolbar and search online as you normally do.
What is the catch here? These “free” ways to make money online are not technically free. While you will never pay them money, you do pay in the form of data collection.
They take your search history and survey results and sell this information to advertisers. These advertisers take this information and analyze it to better market to people.
Understand they never provide the advertising firms with your personal information. Your name, address, Social Security number, etc. are never provided.
To some readers this might sound a little big brotherish. But most websites collect this information when you visit their websites anyways. You just don’t know it because you don’t take the time to read their user policy. Don’t worry, most of us are guilty of this.
This is why after you shop for a new set of kitchen knives, all the ads you see are for kitchen knives. In my opinion, they are getting this information from you already, so you might as well make some money off of it!
To sign up for Swagbucks for free, click here.
InboxDollars: InboxDollars is a lot like Swagbucks. You can make money from completing various tasks, including:
- Taking surveys
- Completing offers
- Reading emails
- Watching videos
- Playing games
- Browsing the internet
I think the coolest part of InboxDollars is that you can earn money for watching movie previews. They create a playlist (it can last anywhere from 5 minutes to over a half hour) and you watch the full playlist. You can earn anywhere from a couple bucks a month doing this or over $100 if you are dedicated.
And like Swagbucks, they collect some of your information and sell it back to advertisers.
The downside to InboxDollars is the pay-to-time ratio. Some surveys take you 30 minutes to complete and you only earn $0.20 for doing so.
In other cases, you have to answer 10 minutes of a qualification questionnaire. If you qualify, great, you can earn money. If you don’t qualify, you earn zilch.
As I mentioned at the start, these options aren’t going to make you a millionaire overnight. And you will never get rich going this route. But they will offer you some added income and if that is what you are after, then they are decent options to look into.
I would encourage you to use both InboxDollars and Swagbucks at the same time at first. See which one makes the most sense for you. You might even find you like them both.
To sign up for InboxDollars for free, click here.
Receipt Hog: This is an interesting one. You download the app and then take pictures of your receipts to and upload them to the Receipt Hog server. Depending on how much money you spent, you earn a varying amount of coins. You also can earn spins and take surveys to earn more coins.
Collect enough coins and you can redeem them for cash to your PayPal account or for an Amazon gift card.
Receipt Hog uses the information you give it for marketing purposes. In this case your shopping habits help advertisers market better.
To sign up for Receipt Hog for free, click here. If you use my referral code: skiv8225, you’ll earn bonus spins. They offer you a chance to win more coins after you submit your first receipt.
Fiverr: Fiverr is a website that allows users to sell “gigs” for $5 apiece. Just what is a gig? If you can sing, you can offer to sing custom happy birthday songs for buyers for $5 each.
If you can manipulate pictures, you can charge $5 to edit photos. There is no limit to the things you can offer to do for $5. I suggest you browse around a bit on the site and see if you can use any of your talents to make some money.
Of the $5, you end up netting $4 after Fiverr takes their cut. So if you sell 10 gigs a month, you make $40. The good news is that you can include “add-ons” to your services. For example, a birthday song might be $5 but for an extra $5 you will deliver the song in 24 hours. Now you just made $8.
There are other add-ons you can include to make even more from a single sale. With an extra add-on, 20 sales per month doubles your income to $80 monthly. Not too bad if you can complete the gig in a short amount of time.
Here is an awesome guide that will show you how to make $4,000 a month on Fiverr.
Click here to check out Fiverr.
UserTesting: This way to make money online is fun – at least I think so! The way it works is that you get paid to test out websites. The process of testing a site takes around 20 minutes and you get paid $10 for each one you complete.
Why would websites pay you to check out their sites? There are many reasons, including checking for errors, dead pages or broken links.
In some cases, the site owner watches you browse around their site. They want to see where you click and how you get around. This helps the site owner with creating a more user-friendly site layout.
You can learn more about UserTesting here.
Surveys: While both Swagbucks and Inbox dollars offer surveys, there are other options.
There are three that I have used and have paid me money. Surprisingly, you will find some that some never follow through with payment.
The ones I use are Pincone Research, SurveySavvy and SurveyJunkie. While I recommend all, I like Pinecone the most. They pay me $3 for taking a survey (which takes me about 15 minutes max) and I get a couple each month. While the money isn’t putting my kids through college, it is nice to make a couple extra hundred bucks a year.
Unfortunately, you can’t just sign up. They are very select at who they bring on so a current member has to introduce you.
If you want to join, shoot me an email. The next time they have open recruitment (a few times each year) I will submit your name.
The next best option is SurveyJunkie. They pay you in form of credit and once you reach 1,000 points, you earn a $10 gift card or can cash out via PayPal. Sign up is simple and you can use this link.
As for SurveySavvy, the amount you earn for a survey varies. Most are between $0.50 and $1.00 but there are others out there worth $5 or more. You can sign up at any time too. Here is my referral link for you to learn more and sign up.
If you are interested, I would personally pick SurveyJunkie over SurveySavvy since it is a fixed earnings amount and there is better opportunity there for you to make some money.
Open Bank Accounts: Many banks now offer new customers a cash bonus when they open a new account. Depending on the bank, the cash bonus can be significant. I did this two years ago and received a bonus of $200. Then they offered me another $50 if I signed up for online bill pay.
Just make sure you understand the rules before jumping in. Many times with checking accounts, you need to make a direct deposit. For me, it’s more hassle than it is worth.
Instead, I focus on savings accounts. They are much easier to qualify for a bonus. In fact, Capital One 360 is offering $25 when you open a new savings account with a $250 opening deposit. That’s a 10% return on your money right there!
Open Credit Cards: This idea isn’t for everyone as you can easily get yourself into credit card debt. Opening many accounts and spending to hit the requirement for bonuses can lead to trouble. You can find the cards I recommend you use as well as other products I use to improve my finances and save money here.
But if you have your finances down strong, this is a great way to earn cash back or airline or hotel points. Read this post about the various credit card deals and the bonuses that go along with them.
Enter Giveaways: Many bloggers offer cash and/or prize giveaways on their sites all the time. Entry is free, you usually just have to follow the blog on Twitter or comment on a post.
The great thing about giveaways is that you can enter many times, which increases your odds. To find a giant list of giveaways and sweepstakes to enter, check out this site.
Sell Online: Go through your house and clean it. Find everything that you no longer want, need or use and then decide on whether it makes sense to sell it. If it does make sense, look into eBay and Craigslist to sell. I do this all the time to make extra cash.
Since I’m a nerd, I track how much I make doing this each year on a spreadsheet (it’s true, ask my wife). I average around $500 per year. It’s not enough to change my life and allow me to quit working, but an extra $500 every year is a nice bonus.
Fix Broken Phones: There are plenty of people that drop their phone by mistake. When they pick their phone up, the screen is cracked. You can find shops that will repair broken screens for $100 or more per phone.
But the supplies to fix the cracked screen cost less than $20 and you can watch the video below on how to do it yourself.
After watching the video you think it is something you want to try, spend some money on some broken phones. You can find phones people are looking to get rid of on Craigslist and fix them up.
Once you get good at fixing the phones, start advertising your services. Just undercut the bigger retailers and earn a decent profit for yourself.
Make Money With YouTube: Do you enjoy making videos? If so, you can upload them to YouTube and monetize them to make money. This means YouTube will play an ad before your video starts. If you get enough views, you will make some money!
Of course, not all videos qualify for monetization. If you have music playing or other copyrighted material it doesn’t qualify. You can see a full list of what qualifies here.
One last note, be sure to spread the word on your videos so that you can get more views. If you try to click on the video 1,000 times to make money, or you ask your friends to click on the video, you will get banned.
Offer Computer Services: Do you know how to remove viruses from computers? Do you know how to install various software packages? If this interests you, then you can make money by offering your services. Find people who have no clue how to install software and offer to do it for them.
Spread the word on social media, Craigslist and through word of mouth. The great thing about this venture is that there is nothing for you to buy. If the client needs a program to remove any malicious software, they buy it and you can install it and run it.
Return Items: If you recently bought something but haven’t used it, and it is still has tags, return it. While you aren’t making more money, you are earning back money you already spent. It will feel like you are making money.
Scrap Metal: Selling scrap metal is a big business. You don’t need to scour Craigslist for old washers and dryers sitting curbside either. But you can if you want to.
You can sell wiring with ease. What do I mean about wiring? You know how every time you buy a new DVD player or other electronic item they include extra cables? This is the wiring I am talking about. I must have 50 RCA cables lying around.
These cables are copper and you can sell them to scrap metal dealers. You don’t even have to strip the rubber off either. I just collect all my extra wires and cables and when I have a box full, take them to the scrap yard. I end up with around $100.
Wrap Your Car: You can make money by selling advertising on your car. Firms will pay you a few hundred dollars to wrap your car in their advertising and all you have to do is drive around. Before you run out and do this, know that there are many scams out there with making money this way.
Avoid any company that is asking you to pay them to wrap your car. Never pay to get a job. That is the #1 red flag to watch out for. Note that how much you make depends on how populated an area you live in and how much you drive.
Alterations: If you know how to sew, performing alterations is a huge business. You can alter all types of clothing, curtains, and other things. When my wife needed to get her wedding dress altered, the store wanted over $400 for a few alterations. She found a woman that many people referred her to that charged $75 for the alterations.
If you are good at doing alterations, you can undercut the bigger names and make extra cash.
Cut Expenses: An easy way to make extra cash is to cut out unnecessary expenses. While it won’t be extra income, it will feel like it when you have an extra $100-$200 at the end of every month.
There are many expenses to cut from cable to electric and insurance and even your cell phone. Check out this post for how to cut big expenses from your monthly spending.
Sell Photos: Almost everyone has a smartphone now and the phones take excellent pictures. Did you know you can sell the photos you take? Many companies pay for stock photos. You just have to find them. There are many websites out there that let you upload and sell your photos to others as well.
There is no fee for this, but the website will take a commission from your sale. Do a little research and find the site that best fits your needs.
One of the newest and most popular apps for selling photos is Foap.
Get Your Money Back: Do you know how retailers offer a lowest price promise? If you find a lower price within 30 days of buying something, they will match it and pay you back the difference.
It’s great in theory but who keeps up with checking? Luckily, you don’t have to check any longer. Paribus does it for you.
Once you sign up for free, they will scan your emails looking for email receipts. When you buy something from the retailers they work with, they will track the price. If they find a lower price, they will pay you the difference. Two retailers in their system are Amazon and Target. They also work with many others as well.
Cancel Monthly Subscriptions: Do you pay for a gym you never go to? How about magazines you never read? Use the free app Clarity Money and cancel these bills. They will do the hard work for you by identifying monthly charges that you might want to cancel and save money in the process. They will even help you to lower some of your other bills as well. You can join for free here.
Neilson Mobile: Want to earn a $50 gift card to Amazon? If you join Neilson Mobile you can earn that every year. All you have to do is install their app on your phone and then use your phone as usual.
Each week, you will earn points, and at the end of the year you can use those points for a $50 Amazon gift card. You can also the points for other gift cards too.
The only catch is that you have to have an iPhone to take part.
Section 2: More Money, More Effort ($100 – $500/mo)
Let’s say you want more than just an extra $100 or so each month. And you have the time to devote more hours to your money making ventures. This section might be for you. In this section, you can make a few hundred dollars per month and in some cases even more. It depends on how much time you devote to it.
If this sounds like you, here are some of your options:
Freelance Writing: There are many websites out there. These sites need content written. As a result writers are always in demand. As a freelance writer, you can make money writing for various websites.
Just how much money can you make? Starting out, you can make around $0.01 to $0.03 per word. But as you build a portfolio of work, you can increase your rate to up to $1.00 per article. For a 500 word article, that means you make $500! But it takes time to build up to this level.
Often, you have to apply to become a freelance writer for most sites. But there are sites that allow you to submit an article to and get paid. These are great for first-timers to build up a portfolio. Here are some sites to check out to get started:
- TopTenz: This site posts “list type” posts, like top 10 or top 20, etc. They require the post to be 1,500 words minimum and pay $50 per accepted post.
- Listverse: Just like Top Tenz, Listverse require you write a top 10 list and the post has at least 1,500 words. If your post gets accepted, you will get paid $100.
- iWriter: This site lets you choose the amount of articles you want to write each day and what topics you want to write about. As you get better, you can earn up to $15 per article. This is a good place to start to build up your resume as they aren’t as strict with their acceptance policy.
- International Living: This site is about traveling and your personal experiences. If you love to travel and enjoy writing about your experiences, you can earn $75 for a post.
- A List Apart: A List Apart is another site that pays you to post your articles. They pay you $200 for a post, but they post less frequently. So the chances of getting your post accepted is lower. Their main requirement is a post that is a minimum of 1,500 words long.
- Funds For Writers: This site will pay you $50 for a 500-600 word post about writing and making money with it.
- Matador Network: Another place to get paid for your posts. They pay you $40 for a post and have no minimum length, but the maximum length of the post is 1,500 words. You can write about adventures, cultures and identities of people around the world. You can also submit video and photos as well.
- TextBroker: TextBroker has you submit a sample to get rated before you can begin writing for clients. The ranking goes up to 5 stars and at that rate, you earn $0.05 per word. This is another good place to start with building your portfolio.
- Upwork: Upwork is a little different than the options above. Here you create a listing offering your services and then apply for jobs as a contractor. Contracts last a varying amount of time depending on the job and pay varies as well. You can set your accepted pay range and negotiate with the job poster as well. As you complete more jobs and get rated by the job poster, you can expect to earn more jobs.
- The Penny Hoarder: If you have an unusual way to save or make money, The Penny Hoarder could pay you for your idea. As of this writing, they pay $75 for your tip. You can learn how to submit your idea here.
Of course, if you want to make a good amount of money through freelance writing, you have to be a good writer. Luckily there are some awesome free resources out there that can help.
If writing isn’t your thing, have no fear as there are still some options for you. Here are a handful of non-writing opportunities for you.
eBay: I mentioned selling online in the previous section, but this time, you would be selling other products online. You would not be selling your own items from around the house. Think of it like a yard sale on steroids.
I sold on eBay when I was in college and it helped me to earn some extra spending money. I don’t use it as much as I have in the past, but it is still a good option to earning some money. Here is how you go about making money using eBay.
Your first step is to search around your house for things you no longer need/want/use. Take a picture and create a listing for the items on eBay. The goal at first is to just get comfortable. Learn how to use the site and understand how much you can charge and how much shipping costs. You also will get a sense of the time commitment.
From there, it is time to expand by becoming a reseller. To do this, you have to pick a niche you know well. Some people choose kids toys since they have kids. For me, I have no idea when I find an amazing deal on kid’s toys so I avoid this niche.
But I do know a lot about electronics and thus I use this niche. To find products to resell, you have options:
- Yard sales
- Estate Sales
- Retail stores clearance sections
- Discount stores
If you put some thought into it, you will come up with other places to find deals that are specific to your niche. Buy the items and sell them for a profit on eBay. It’s as simple as that.
Just know that it does take time to scout and find items, to list them, sell them and ship them. This is why this money making option is in this section and not the first one.
Amazon FBA: The Amazon FBA program is a lot like selling on eBay, but with a twist. Instead of a listing lasting 7-10 days like it does on eBay, your listing stays live until the item sells. You could also choose to remove it.
You buy a product and ship it into Amazon, paying a reduced shipping fee. Then Amazon stores the item until it sells. You pay a commission when the item sells as well as the storage fee, which is minimal. You can see the fees in this great calculator.
I’ve had great success with selling on Amazon. They get a ton more traffic than eBay and for me, it’s a lot easier to figure out which products will sell.
Rent Your House: Not in the sense of buying another house and renting it, but renting out the house you live in. Maybe you have an extra room or are going away for a few weeks.
There are websites where people list their homes and rooms for rent that are cheaper than hotels. While this isn’t for everyone, you can make extra cash doing this. Of course, the more popular of an area you live in, the more potential renters you will have. Read how one person made $1,500 renting her house out to travelers!
But even if you don’t live in a popular area, you can still make money. For example, I am outside Philadelphia. When the Pope came to visit recently, people were leaving town to avoid the influx of visitors. They ended up renting out their house for up to $20,000 for the long weekend.
In another example, I have a good friend out in Pittsburgh. Recently the US Open golf tournament was there. The owners of the houses by the course rented them out to the golfers and their team for the week. One couple took in around $35,000.
While these examples are extreme, the idea is that if you aren’t in a popular area, you might be able to rent out your house for a nice amount of money. And speaking of events….
Rent Your Driveway/Yard: If the idea of renting out your house doesn’t interest you, maybe you would be open to renting out your driveway. You can even rent out your yard for large events. People living near the pro sports stadiums here do it all the time. Even the hotel down the street does it.
When the lots at the stadiums charge $40 or more to park, you can charge $20 and still make out like a bandit. You just have to be OK with the potential damage to your yard.
Search Engine Evaluator: If you help Google clean up their search results, they will pay you. You could earn up to $1,000 a month doing this.
The work entails analyzing web results so the results come close to what the search was intending.
When you break it down, the pay is between $12-$15 per hour and you set your own hours. But the work varies. This means one week you might have 10 hours worth of tasks and the next week have nothing.
You also have to manually track your hours and you have to work a minimum number of hours each month to stay enrolled.
Here are 3 places you can reach out to if interested in this line of work. Note that you do have to take some tests to qualify:
Cab Driver: If you enjoy driving around, you can work part-time making money for Lyft or Uber. But there are some tricks to use to make the most money possible driving for these companies. Here are a few:
- Don’t drive endlessly. Doing so only adds wear and tear to your vehicle and wastes gas. Every once in a while, decide to stay in one place.
- Stick to an area. Driving around an entire city doesn’t increase the odds of finding a rider. It only adds to wear and tear as with the above point. Instead, stick to a smaller area and familiarize yourself with it. This will help you to know the places people go and help you avoid heavy traffic.
- Ignore Uber texts. The texts you get tell you where to head because of demand. But all other drivers will go there too, driving down the price for a fare and decreasing your odds of getting a rider. Instead you want to be where other drivers aren’t.
Tutor: If you are smart and have an interest in a given subject, you might want to consider tutoring. Tutoring students can earn you anywhere from $20-$100 per hour helping kids.
Since you have an interest in the subject, tutoring won’t feel like a job. You can do it a few nights a week or even on the weekends to earn some extra money.
Get A Part-Time Job: But, not just any part-time job. Look into being a bartender where you earn a small wage but can earn a lot more through tips. The same idea applies to caddying at private golf country clubs. Try to find a part-time job that either pays a high hourly wage or one where you can earn a lot in tips.
Narrate Audiobooks: Do you have a unique voice? Are people drawn to you when you tell stories? If so, you might be able to make some money narrating audiobooks. More and more people are listening to audiobooks. Add to this few people have what it takes to be a narrator, so there is a demand.
How big of a demand? You could earn $50-$300 per hour. The best place to start is with Amazon. You create a profile and submit a few samples and authors looking to offer their book as an audio version hire you.
Here is the link to Amazon to learn more and create your profile.
Section 3: Replace Your Job ($500+/mo)
Now we get to the part where you can make serious amounts of extra money. These options allow for you to make thousands of dollars each month. But there is one caveat that I have to mention: This will not happen overnight.
Again, you will not be making an extra thousand dollars each month from the start. You will have to work hard – real hard – and in time you will see results. Unfortunately, there is still no guarantee of riches either.
If this sounds like you, here are your options:
Start Your Own Website: I couldn’t write a guide to making money online without mentioning starting your own website! When you have your own site, there are a handful of ways to make money through it:
- Adsense advertising: These are the Google ads you see on many websites. When a visitor clicks on the ad, the site owner gets a cut of the amount the advertiser paid Google to post the ad. It’s easy to get accepted to place these ads, but to make money, you need to have traffic.
- Private advertising: As an alternative to Adsense, there is private advertising. This is when companies reach out to you to place ads on your site. You can get paid based on how many people click the ad or how many times the ad appears based on site visits. In some cases, you can even get a flat rate payment.
- Affiliate advertising: This is where you promote other companies products and can earn a commission. The amount you earn varies depending on the product. While on the surface it sounds like the more items you promote, the more money you earn, this is not the case. In fact, you tend to earn more when you focus on a small number of products in your niche that you know and use.
- Product creation: This is the toughest way to make online with your website, but it tends to be the most lucrative as well. You create a product or service and sell it on your site. I’ve seen some sites charge a few hundred dollars for their products.
Besides selling on your site, you can offer other sites a percentage of money for each sale they make. This works by having them sell your product on their site.
To get started with your site, you need to pick a niche, a domain name and a web host. You can read more about all this in my guide to niche blogging. There I walk you through the process of building a site. I also talk about the importance of networking with others in your chosen niche.
Work At Home Companies: I will admit, there are a lot of companies out there that call themselves “work from home”. Unfortunately, more are a scam than a legitimate way to making money. Luckily, I’ve done a decent amount of research and found a handful that are legit and pay a decent wage. Most of these will also allow you to create your own schedule as well as work from home.
- SpeakWrite: This company will pay you transcribe all sorts of information from audio to text. If you are a decent typist, you can make good money with them. They currently pay up to $15 per hour.
- CrowdSource: This company does a large variety of services. This includes copy-writing services, data categorization, reconciliation, search relevance, product matching and content moderation. The pay varies by project but you can expect to earn around $10 per hour.
- Fast Chart: Like SpeakWrite, Fast Chart is a transcription service. But they only deal with medical transcription. They have high standards, but if you meet them, you can replace your current income.
- Liveops: If you aren’t great at typing, you can try out Liveops. They are a call center that allows you to work from home. Once you get all set up, you can expect to make $10 per hour.
- VIPDesk Connect: Working with this company entails being a customer support associate. They offer customer support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. This means you have plenty of hours to work but it also means you might be working on holidays and on weekends. Pay averages around $9-$10 per hour.
- Tigerfish: Tigerfish is a transcription company, which means you need to be good at typing if you want to make good money. You do have to take some tests as part of the application process. Pay starts at roughly $9 per hour.
- JBS Court Research: This job isn’t 100% work from home. You have to travel to your county courthouse and conduct research through public records. JBS will give you instructions and you head to the courthouse. You try to find information they need in public records. While the pay is good – you can make up to $50 per hour if you are good – you have to work between 9-5 Monday through Friday. You also need to have a laptop.
If you transcribing interests you, there is a great resource for you. TranscribeAnywhere. They offer mini-courses that take you from the basics to expert level. Taking part in these courses will increase your odds for landing a transcription job.
Product Creation: I mentioned creating products to sell on your own website earlier, but what if you don’t want to run a website? The good news is you can still create products and make money. The easiest way to do this is through ebooks.
You take the time to write an ebook and then publish it on Amazon. The only cost involved is Amazon taking a small cut of your sales price. When you earn enough money, Amazon will deposit your earnings into your bank account.
Now before you run off to try this, know that you first need to write a book that people are willing to buy. In other words, you can’t do this half-heartedly. Well, you can, but you’ll get bad reviews and any money you make will be short lived. You best option is to write something great and market it online in various ways.
Once you get some good reviews, your work will start to speak for itself. This will allow you to have a recurring income from the sales of the book. Then you can get started on creating your next ebook.
If you are interested in this, there is an ecourse you can enroll in that will walk you through the process. While you won’t be making income right away, you will learn the exact process to start making over 6 figures by creating your own products.
Social Media Manger: Many websites rely on social media to spread the word about their content. But not all companies are great at this. If you enjoy using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest, then becoming a social media manager could be your ticket.
To get started, your best bet is to find websites where the person running the site isn’t interested in social media.
You can list your services online like on this directory.
Create An App: This is tough to do, but if you create an app that people love, you can make money from it. There are three main ways to make money from an app:
- Sell advertising in the “free version” of the app
- Sell an app for a price ($1.99 or $0.99 for example)
- Sell a free app but have in app upgrades for people to buy
If you can create an app that people love – be it a game, service or productivity app – you can make good money. The only catch is that this is hard to do. Many people are building new apps all the time and Apple rejects many of them.
The ones that do make never make it on the top 10 list and are happy to break even. But if you feel you have a surefire hit, then this could be your path to making money.
So there are you have a complete list of the many ways to making money. As a recap, your first step is to figure out how much effort you are willing to put into making money. Once you figure this out, you can see what options there are for you. Again, don’t expect to be able to put zero effort into making money online or offline and expect to become rich. No money making opportunity works this way. You have to put in the effort to see the results.
If you think you found a way to make oodles of money for doing nothing, I encourage you to think twice. Most likely it is a scam. After all, why would someone making a ton of money by doing nothing go through the effort of trying to recruit others to join them? Wouldn’t it just be easier to keep doing nothing and have the money continue to roll in?
Take your time and vet out any money making opportunity that comes your way. Take things slow and build up as time goes on. Thanks to technology, it is easier than ever to make money and you can too, you just have to put in the effort.
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