There are several ways to earn money online. Some allow us to earn just enough to pay for the Internet connection or cover some minor expenses; while others can allow us to earn enough to live comfortably and even make a fortune.
Also, some forms require specialized knowledge in programming and web design, as well as a large investment; while others only require basic knowledge in programming and web design that we can acquire quickly when browsing a bit through the network, and as an investment, just a computer and an Internet connection.
The following are the top 10 ways to earn money online that can earn us at least a respectable amount of money, and are available to any of us:
Mount an online store
Setting up an online store can mean a stable source of income and even make us a fortune, as long as the store has a professional design that inspires confidence, we make a suitable promotion and, above all, we sell in it the right product.
To set up an online store we may need to have some knowledge in web design and make use of some of the programs that exist in the network and that simplify the creation process (among which we can highlight Shopify and PrestaShop), although We do not have more knowledge in web design, we can resort to the services of a professional web designer.
Some of the products that tend to have a good reception in an online store are clothing (for example, T-shirts), crafts, jewelry, eBooks, and any product that is unique and new, and that is difficult to find in physical markets.
Create a blog
Creating a blog can make us earn a lot of money, but generally in the long term, and as long as we dedicate ourselves fully to it, we constantly update it, and we get good traffic from visitors.
To create a blog we can use some of the platforms for free blogs that exist in the network (being the best known Word Press and Blogger), which help us to design and manage our blog in a simple way without having much knowledge in web design.
While to achieve that our blog generates income, we can choose to sell our own products (for example, ebooks), third-party products (for example, products that we obtain through an affiliate program), rent advertising space or use advertising programs (being the best known, the AdSense program).
Working with affiliate programs, in regards to selling the products they offer, can mean a good source of income, as long as we choose a good affiliate program, choose the products that have a good demand, and make a comprehensive promotion of these.
To start working with affiliate programs, it is only a matter of registering in one of these (Amazon and Click Bank programs being the best known), selecting the product that we want to promote, generating our affiliate link, and promoting the product in our website or blog, in social networks or via email marketing, earning a commission every time a user goes to the sales page of the product through our affiliate link, and buys it.
Write an eBook
Writing an eBook can make us earn a lot of money, as long as the eBook has a great reception, something that could be very difficult to achieve, especially in the Spanish-speaking market.
Once written our eBook we can sell it in our online store, website or blog, through affiliate programs (which allow us to have distributors interested and motivated to sell it), or in Amazon Kindle format (probably the easiest way and quick to start selling an eBook right now).
Regarding the subject of the eBook, it is advisable to write about a topic that we are passionate about, that we master or that, in any case, we are very interested in mastering; but at the same time it is a topic that is well received on the Internet (literary topics are not well received in the Spanish-speaking market, but didactic ones, especially those related to the Internet.) For example, an eBook that could be successful is one where you teach how to write and sell an ebook on the Internet).
Sell products on auction sites
Selling products on auction sites can mean an occasional income if we only sell products that, for example, we have at home and no longer use, or a good source of income if we take it as a business, and as long as we comply with some requirements such as uploading good images of our products, answering all the questions they ask us, and making us a good reputation as sellers.
To start selling products on auction sites is only a matter of registering in any of these (eBay and MercadoLibre being the best known), uploading images of the products we want to sell, publishing a brief description of these as well as related aspects such as prices, forms of payment and shipping methods, and respond kindly to all questions that interested parties ask us.
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Work as a freelancer
Working as a freelancer on the Internet can mean a good source of income if we offer a good quality service that not only makes our clients hire us again, but also publishes positive comments from us, and recommends us with other consumers.
To work as a freelance on the Internet, we can create a web page through which we offer and provide our services, or simply register in one of the specialized sites for freelancers that exist in the network (for example, Freelancer and TrabajoFreelance), publish our profile and description of our services, and wait for a user to hire us.
Among the most demanded freelance internet services are virtual consulting, virtual secretarial, article writing, document translation, web design, internet marketing, and positioning in seekers
Fill paid surveys
Fill surveys paid by Internet probably does not make us earn a fortune, but enough to have an extra income that can serve us to cover some expenses or pay some debts if we come to fill a large number of surveys.
To make money filling paid surveys online is only a matter of enrolling in any of the advertising companies that offer this possibility, fill out the questionnaire they will ask us to fill out at the time of our registration in order to create a profile and know what surveys to send us, Fill out the surveys that you send us to our email inbox, and send them back.
For each survey that we get to fill, we earn a small amount of money that varies depending on the size of the questionnaire and the advertising company; but also, in some cases, we can also earn a commission for the surveys that come to fill the referrals that we have achieved.
As in the case of surveys, selling photos online probably does not make us millionaires either, but besides satisfying our passion for photography, it can mean an extra income that can be used to cover some expenses or pay some debts, if it is that we come to offer attractive and good quality images.
To make money selling photos online, it’s just a matter of signing up for one of the sites that offer this possibility (among which we can highlight iStockphoto and Fotolia), uploading our photos or images, and waiting for a user to decide to buy them, earning a percentage of the sale of each photo or image.
Invest in Forex
Investing in the Forex currency market can make us earn a good amount of money, as long as we get to know well the functioning of this market, and know how to identify and analyze well the factors that determine the fluctuations of currency exchange rates.
To start investing in Forex is only a matter of looking for a Forex trader on the Internet, opening an account with him, deposit in the account the money we are willing to invest (making sure to invest only a surplus of our money that we do not have destined to our usual expenses), and indicate to the operator the operations of buying and selling currencies that we want to make.
Upload videos to YouTube
Upload videos to YouTube can make us earn a good amount of money if our videos have a high number of reproductions, and even make us earn a small fortune if they become viral or generate a large number of followers in our channel.
To make money uploading videos to YouTube we must create an account on YouTube, upload our videos to it, give each video a title, a brief description and the labels that best classify it, and wait for YouTube to enable our account so that we can place ads in the videos, earning a percentage of the revenue that the ads generate.
The videos that have a high number of reproductions are usually the didactic videos, for example, those where some manual activity is taught; while the videos that become viral or generate a large number of followers tend to be pretty entertaining or entertaining videos.