Being an online business owner and entrepreneur, I am often asked how I started out when making my foray into the online marketing realm. It seems to be a common misconception among many, that making money online is easy if you’re a tech-savvy individual and near impossible if you are not. This may be true to a certain degree, depending on the manner in which you make your online income, but it is not always the case. In fact, the vast majority of successful online entrepreneurs have only basic to intermediate computer skills.
With this in mind, here are 5 of the very best and simple ways to make money online with the skills that you already have!
Doing freelance work online is a great way to make some extra money, or even a full-time income, from the skills that you already have. From graphic design and photography to web design and coding, you are sure to find a great deal of work available to suit your skillset.
Consider taking a look at the freelance platforms listed below to start making money by freelancing online today!
2. Content Writing
If you consider yourself a professional writer, you have the opportunity to make a full-time income online by using your skills to write content for popular websites. Websites such as Travelista ( and their writers’ club ) will pay you to write content for their blog.
Just a quick Google search for the term “write for us” will show you just how many websites offer paid writing programs for talented writers such as yourself.
Another way to make money if you enjoy writing is to start your own blog. You don’t necessarily need to be a professional writer in order to run a successful blog. Your content just needs to be engaging to your audience to keep them coming back for more. One of the simplest ways to monetize your blog is through Googles Adsense program, where you get paid to advertise businesses on your blog. The more website traffic you have, the more money you can make. The Adsense program won’t make you rich but it will open up doors for even greater monetization methods, such as our next point, affiliate marketing.
4. Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing involves using your own website or Youtube channel to promote other businesses products by either writing about them, reviewing them or just generally getting people to buy their products by whatever means you see fit. When a sale is made from a referral that was made by you, you will receive a commision on what was bought. This can range from 1% of the total sale price all the way up to 80%, depending on the program you are signed up for and the products that you are promoting. There is potential to make a full-time income from affiliate marketing alone, however, it can be tricky to achieve.
5. Earn money from YouTube
It’s no secret that there is big money to be made on Youtube. With the rise in online advertising, there is no better time to climb aboard the Youtube train and try your hand at becoming a Youtube superstar. If you aren’t camera shy and feel the need to share your passion with the world, why not make a living out of it?
No matter your niche, Youtube will have an audience for you. Just make sure that your content is a step above the competition and that you upload videos at least once a week and you will be sure to see your views and subscriptions rise in no time.
Online businesses function just as any other business would, the only difference being that all of your business is conducted through means of a virtual platform rather than through physical human interaction. Making money online, in any way, shape or form, takes a ton of dedication and work and there is no (legal) way to make a living overnight without putting in the effort.