We spend so much time online that someone just has to pay us for that. And you know that some actually get paid for that. You might think they are all web developers or have some other supernatural skills, but it’s actually possible to earn good money online even if you don’t have any technical skills or if you are just a student. See for yourself what you enjoy the most.
1. Freelance writing
Even if you have never considered yourself as a good writer, you might still catch your inspiration and try yourself out. Read what others write, try to understand their style, and you will see you can actually do this too. I am not saying you can become a professional writer immediately. Find some simple writing tasks on Fiverr or elsewhere. A lot of customers look for writers who can write some simple product descriptions for them. Also, use Upwork or other freelance networks to look for simple writing jobs.
2. Selling stuff
You might use Facebook as a platform for selling some items you bought on eBay or other retail websites. There are a lot of other services that allow you to create your store inside their platforms. Ideally, you could create your own online store, but it will be the most expensive option. No matter what you want to sell, users are now more and more inclined to buy things online. You can sell either digital products, like your own photos, ebooks, design vectors, illustrations, or physical products, like clothes, mountain equipment, hand-made items you created, etc.
3. Affiliate campaigns
Get paid a commission for selling someone’s products. You just advertise these products on your blog, your website, or through other platforms, and if someone follows a link and buys this product, you get paid. There are a lot of products you can advertise, but I would recommend you to choose those you are passionate and knowledgeable about. Affiliate marketing requires really good writing skills, so you will find it much easier to sell things you have hands-on experience with.
4. Website building
Of course, having website programming or website designing skills would make things easier for you, but you still can create websites without any of them. A lot of online entrepreneurs look for someone who can simply use some free ready-made website themes, integrate them, register domain names, and place them on a selected hosting platform. It shouldn’t take you more than a few hours to do it, but such jobs are quite popular online. You will have to master some basic technical skills, but they are really simple.
5. Google AdSense campaigns
If you are a good blogger and having quite a lot of views per month, you might actually use to your advantage. Google AdSense allows you to sell ads on your website so that someone could advertise their products right on your website. The higher your monthly reach, the higher the income.
6. Online review writing
Some websites pay to those who test various products, apps, websites, videos and write detailed reviews about them. Try User Testing or Swagbucks.
7. Teaching tutorials
If there is something you can do better than the beginners, you might share your expertise and get paid for that. Whether it’s a foreign language, programming, Photoshop skills, or probably video editing, you might find those who want to master any of these skills too. Create some basic tutorials or share some useful videos for free, and people are going to find you and ask you to teach them.
8. Data entry jobs
This is very simple, but a bit routine job. It’s perfectly suitable for students who will be happy to earn some cash. The volumes of data entry jobs are enormous on the web. It shouldn’t be difficult to find something for you too. They are usually quite time-consuming, so you could make good money. However, be ready that an hourly rate is not very high.
9. Creating social media pages and maintaining them
Everyone knows about the power of social media, but a lot of businesses simply don’t have time to build their social media presence and manage it. In average, companies plan to promote themselves through nearly 5 social networks. What you can do is to create social media profiles, fan pages, or groups, and add some relevant posts daily, reply to comments and make sure the page stays active and interacts with its followers.
10. Simple designing tasks
If it sounds too technical for you, I would like to assure you that you don’t have to become a professional website designer. Such designed products as infographics, banners, social media cover photos, or some retouched images are quite popular on the web. If you master at least some basic designing skills, you can earn some money with it. And you don’t necessarily have to design websites, apps, landing pages, or other complex things that scare you.
Now your turn
The online environment is a severe and competitive place. Nevertheless, it’s still possible to get some extra cash here. Beware of scam, unreliable websites, and fishy programs you are not sure about. They might sound too lovely to be true, and very often they just take your time or even money without paying you back.
Whether you wish to become a freelance writer or affiliate marketer, there is always potential for growth and self-development. Just make sure you choose right channels and proven ways to earn online without wasting time.
If you know any other proven ways to easily earn some money online, other readers would be delighted to try them too. Just share them in the comments and keep the discussion rolling. You are also welcome to share some scam websites that you wouldn’t recommend to anyone.