How to Earn Money 10 Ways to Make Money from Internet
You can indeed earn money from Internet by doing computer-based jobs at home. You can use your skills, like writing, singing, blogging, voice-over, data-entry, music, photography etc. and sell your services or products to earn money online without making much investment.
As the Internet is spreading around the globe, “How to earn money online?” has become one of the often asked question. Bloggers, housewives, students and even salaried professionals keep on looking for ways to earn money through Internet. It is good that instead of wasting time people are willing to work extra hard in their spare time and earn a few extra bucks to pay their bills. All you need is the right informationon how you can become an online entrepreneur. Due to lack of right information on what are the clean and legal methods of making bucks from Internet, some people get trapped in scams as well.
Earn Money by Blogging
Obviously, this was going to be the first on my list (I am also a professional blogger after all!). Professional blogging is one of the best known method of getting income from computer based jobs. We all arrive at blogs while surfing and we see advertisements on many blogs. So, we can easily know that the owner of that blog is earning some amount of money from writing the blog content.
There are a number of good and free blog sites where you can easily setup your blog. After setup, you should write about things that really interest you. Once your blog is adequately settled (let’s say when it begins to receive 100 visitors a day), then you should put online ads on it. You can use Google AdSense for getting ads (like I do on TechWelkin) or you can use ad service provided by other networks like Yahoo! Media.net. WordPress.com also provides its own ads.
To create a money making blog, I would recommend that you invest in the following tools. I am also using these tools for TechWelkin:
- Genesis framework (it makes WordPress even more powerful)
- DreamHost hosting (reliable host is a must!)
- Grammarly (#1 writing tool)
- ShareASale (great affiliates to join)
By the way, did you know that Google makes 95% of its revenue from advertisement? Bloggers get share from this revenue if they publish Google ads on their blogs. I keep on writing articles about how to become a successful blogger. You should keep an eye on these articles.
Skills required for professional blogging: Good command on language, ability to write in an interesting way, familiarity with basic coding and other technical stuff like SEO.
How much money can you earn from blogging?
With a blog with one thousand visitors per day, a blogger can from $0.5 to $30 per day. Blogging can fetch you varied amounts of money depending upon the web traffic you receive and the monetization strategy you adopt. Many people argue that using affiliate marketing model is far better than using Google AdSense. I tend to disagree with this but certainly what works for one blog may not work for another.
Bloggers in US, UK and Canada make millions of dollars from their blogs. They are more entrepreneurial —many bloggers have actually turned their blogs into content or media companies. Huffington Post, for example, was only a blog and now it is one of the most influential news aggregator in the world. Story of Mashable is also similar.
How much money can you earn from AdSense?
Many successful bloggers and webmasters earn $100 to $500 per day with Google AdSense. Some bloggers in USA earn several thousand dollars every day from AdSense. Earning from AdSense heavily depends on the CPC rate you get from Google. In countries like USA, Canada, UK, Australia, the CPC rate is very high —that’s why bloggers make much more money in these countries. So, go on and become a professional blogger.
Earn Money by Teaching Online
Yes! you can be an online teacher. And the great thing about it is that you can teach virtually anything. So, whatever is your skill and expertise —you will be able to offer lessons to perspective students.
SkillsShare is one such service which allows you to be an online teacher. After registering, you can create courses (classes) on whatever subject you know. It could range anything from cooking to mathematics to engineering to designing to languages to whatever!
There is another similar service called Udemy. On these websites you basically sell your courses to earn money from online teaching service. You get paid when a student takes the online course developed by you.
Skills required: expertise in subject on which you’re offering course. Knowledge of Photoshop and making videos is also useful as these things can make your course more interesting and easy to understand.
Earn Money by Writing e-Books
If you have a story to tell or if you want to share your expertise in the form of a book, well then, go ahead and write a book! What better could be there than writing a book! You don’t need traditional pen and paper. Become a completely tech-savvy author. Use MS-Word to write your book. Once the book is ready, you don’t even need a publisher! You can self-publish and sell e-book versions through platoforms like Amazon’s Kindle, Google Play Store and Apple’s app store (iBooks). If you’re in India, Flipkart, Infibeam etc. are also great choices. You can sell both e-books or printed books.
Also there are online services like Lulu where you can order print copies of your book. Buyers will be able to purchase print copies right from there or you can put print copies on sale through Amazon, Flipkart, eBay etc. Pothi.com is an Indian venture that can print self-published books.
Earn Money Online by Selling Designer Merchandise
Can you draw well enough? Have you ever thought that even your drawing (or even doodling) can help you make free money online?
You can print designs, drawings or photos created by you on items like coffee cups, t-shirts, bags etc. and then sell them. A friend of mine is pretty good at making designs. She created her own zazzle online shop and began to sell stuff. Here is how it works:
- Create your design and fine-tune it
- Register at Zazzle.com and create your own shop (it’s very easy!)
- Zazzle has merchandise items like cups, cards, t-shirts etc.
- Customer comes to your online shop. He selects a design from your catalog and then selects a merchandise item. Customer then places order to get the item with your design on it.
- Zazzle prints your design on selected item and send it to customer.
- You get your share from the money earned by Zazzle.
Just to help you understand it better, here is a video that shows how Zazzle can help you in making money:
Earn Money by Designing Themes
All websites and blogs require a “theme” (also called template or skin) which dictates how the site looks like. For example, TechWelkin theme is based on Genesis Framework and I have designed it myself.
You can also become a theme designer if you have good sense of design and other required skills. Once a theme is done, you can sell it on theme stores or you can setup your own website through which people can buy your themes. Designing themes for platforms like WordPress, Blogger, Joomla, Drupal etc. is a lucrative business. You can earn decently income from this profession.
How much money can you earn from designing themes?
Usually, one copy of a theme sells anywhere between $10 to $100. So, even if you sell just one hundred copies, you may make thousands of dollars. If you design a customized theme for a specific client, you can charge even more depending on the efforts you had to put in.
Earn Money Online through YouTube Channel
I am sure you have watched more than one videos on YouTube. All internet users have! It is after all the world’s largest video sharing service. But now enough of just watching. Create your own videos and share them with the world. What’s more, you can earn money from these videos!
You can shoot small (or big!) video clips using mobile phone, handycam or professional video camera. Or you can make videos from pictures using your computer. OR you can create animated videos and tutorials. Once your video is ready, upload it on YouTube and monetize it. YouTube will show ads along with your video and share revenue with you.
A lot of people have earned great amount of money through this online work. Most of it is home-based job —but you may need to venture outside to shoot videos.
Skills required: Know how of using video camera and video editing software.
How much can you earn from YouTube?
If your YouTube channel has a million subscribers, you can earn from $100,000 to $300,000 per month. Mostly it depends on how interesting your videos are. Secondly, it depends on the how many people have subscribed to your YouTube channel. The stories of Olga Kay and Mimi Ikonn will tell you that they definitely earn more than $100,000 every year from their YouTube channels. This is the minimum. No one really knows the exact amount but many sources say that they could actually be touching one million dollars every year.
Earning huge money from YouTube sounds great. But it requires a lot of appeal, creativity and hard work. Even if you do not make millions, YouTube is a great way to make decent income.
Lend Your Voice!
Have you got a deep baritone voice? or a bubbly, chirpy one? or may be the one that has the chime and clarity of a tolling bell! If yes, you can online lend your voice as voice over artist. You can narrate stories, news and other text items. A friend of mine uses Umano and he is pretty thrilled with the experience. You can also use VoiceBunny or Voice123 for the same purpose.
You would need to have a good audio recording setup at home and that’s all. Just pick a job from above mentioned websites, do it by recording your narration, upload the resultant audio file. And then get paid for your work. All this can be done from your desk at home. Dreamy? Nah! it is a good reality. Come on! jump on the bandwagon of online professionals.
8 Earn Money Online by Becoming a Translator
If you know any two languages very well, there are plenty of translation jobs available online. And they pay well. You make good money from online work of translation.
Translatorsbase.com is perhaps the best website I know where you can regularly get online translation work. You will need to bid for every piece of work and if you win the bid, work is yours to do and the client pays you through the website. You can do translation work on your computer and submit the finished work through Translatorsbase.
Do Transcription Jobs to Earn Money Online
In transcription, usually you need to listen to an audio or video and type out what was spoken in that. Or you may be asked to look at an image (like a receipt) and type out the text details visible in there. It may sound easy, but trust me this work requires patience, experience and skills. Being able to understand various accents, hand writings and thorough knowledge of the language is a must.
Such jobs are available through oDesk, eLance etc. But Amazon Mechanical Turks is a specialized service that offers what they call “Human Intelligence Tasks”. These are the tasks that computer can not do perfectly and therefore require human intervention. That intervention is what you provide!
Client offers a specific payment amount for every such job. You can decide whether you want to do that job of the offered price or not.
Affiliate Income is a Great Way to Earn Money
If you have a successful blog or website, you can also get affiliated with other vendors and show their ads on your website. If a customer sees an advert on your website and through that purchases an item from vendor’s online store, you get a commission from the sale amount.
Affiliate advertisement is different from Google AdSense. You get paid from AdSense on clicks (cost per click or CPC model)… but in case of affiliate ads, you get paid only when customer really purchases the product through an advertisement on your website.
ShareASale is one of the best place to find affiliate advertisements. With advertisers in the network of ShareASale, you can make eye-popping money!
Commission Junction (now known just as CJ) is another good place to find affiliate ad opportunities. It is a website where you can get affiliate offers from a large number of brands and vendors. Companies like Amazon, eBay, Flipkart also run their separate affiliate programs. You can use them too. To help you even more, I have written a review of Flipkart’s affiliate program. I would recommend that you select an affiliate product which is relevant to the content of your own website. Such products convert the best into real sale (and therefore into real money for you). For example, if you have a blog on books, you can show affiliate ads from Amazon showcasing only books.
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