How Can I Make Money Online?

Ways To Make Money Online

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Making money isn’t so much about working hard as it is about working smart. So if you’ve been asking experts, ‘How can I make money?’ it’s time to rephrase that question; you ought to be asking ‘How can I make money online?

The internet offers a plethora of business opportunities, from simple freelance assignments to complex E-commerce models. The good news is that most of them are zero or minimum investment prospects.

If you have an untapped skill, it’s time to capitalize on it. Whether you are a photographer, a graphic designer or a writer; there are a number of project based jobs waiting for you. Writers can opt for getting commissioned by websites like eHow. If you don’t fancy working for someone else, you can start blogging. Get paid through Google’s AdSense or sell Ad space on your page.

Affiliate Marketing

You have to be an avid marketer; people will pay you willingly if your webpage generates relevant traffic. You should consider affiliate marketing if you are truly a creative seller. You won’t have to develop products yourself, join an affiliate network like Amazon Affiliates, Click Bank, Commission Junction and E-Junkie. Many sellers offer up to 50% commission on the sales you influence.

Sell Your Own Product

eBay is the next best option, all you have to do is play on the pricing and presentation of your product, whatever it may be. You can also upload pictures of your products on other online auction websites. However, if you would like to customize and design your own goods, websites like CafePress and Etsy are for you.

You can develop your own online store through these websites, CafePress allows you to create interesting T-shirts while Etsy is a medium to sell handmade works. Know your audience, be original and be persistent, that is the key in the online marketplace.

If you’re thinking, ‘Sure this makes sense, but for someone else. How can I make money online?’ fret not. There are other options too. If social networking interests you, you can always use applications on Facebook to make a quick buck. Ether is a website that allows you to make money through a Facebook app, by giving advice to people over the phone. MusicBlaster allows you to set up music store on your Facebook profile, this is a great way to promote your favourite bands.


Making money online isn’t all that complicated. You can also sign up to fill paid surveys. Yes, a number of companies want to know what your preferences and opinions are. In fact, they are willing to pay you for that information. You will be able to generate passive income and make optimum use of your time by filling just two or three surveys a week.

Domain Flipping

Last but most definitely not the least, you can opt for Domain Flipping. If you are a shrewd businessperson, this is a great opportunity to make money online. Much like reality, you must scout for popular domain names, buy them at regular rates, register them and resell them at higher prices. You can also purchase websites with potential, make the necessary changes to drive traffic to them, and once you have them running, resell them for a pretty penny.

Now that you are an expert on the subject, remember to share this information with your friends when they ask you, ‘How can I make money online?

But what do you think?  Do you have any other suggestions that aren’t mentioned on this list?  Please leave your comments below.

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Most successful online businesses have been established and developed by entrepreneurs that would have been successful in any other business environment for they simply know how to make money.

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  • Nice post Matt,

    Domain flipping? that’s new to me … I’ll check it out. I just noticed that pay per click popularity has turn down. It seems you don’t talk about it either.

    • Hi Okto!

      Domain flipping can be a great way to make some money. The key is to keep an eye out for good quality domain names and sell them at a higher rate. You could take it one step further and do Website flipping, where you buy an existing website cheaply, work on improving it for a few months, then sell it for a profit.

      Yes, PPC does seem to be going down. But that doesn’t mean that it is dead, you just need to make sure you make the best use of them. Place these ads in high value positions on your site and don’t over do them by placing hundreds of them. Less is more in this case.

  • Making money online isn’t hard to do nowadays, because there are many websites or companies who are giving opportunities for bloggers to work for them. I suggest to do Affiliate Marketing. It’s makes good money and fast progress.

    • Hi Kyle, thanks for commenting! There are a lot of opportunities to earn money online these days. I’d agree that affiliate marketing is a great way to make money, especially if you run your own website.

  • Hire A VA

    This is a good list of ways to earn money online, thank you for making the difference, it’ll save a lot of credit cards from online scammers once the newbies see your post.

    • I’m sure many newbies will find this post helpful. I know I would have benefited from learning this when I first started

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    Great tips for making money online!!!