These days, most businesses are going online and new ways of making money are being created. Making money in recent times have been way more easier and simplified if compared to two decades ago. While we are not by any means discouraging youths from seeking for job opportunities with the companies that provides them, we would like to recommend working at your own pace as an entrepreneur. Meanwhile, who needs the 9-5 grind and struggling to pay rent in an expensive place like Ikoyi, CapeTown or New York? These days, you can easily quit your day job, travel the world and work from anywhere, since your office can be wherever you open your laptop.
If you are looking for a lucrative career you can start with your phone or laptop, you are at the right place. You may be a student or an employee or a businessman or someone who is trying hard to get a job. Despite your employment status, you can make your livelihood using the Internet doing of the listed jobs. Don’t forget to give each time to grow before expecting money from it.
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Blogging is one of the easiest ways to start online full time career or side hustle. It begins with finding something you are passionate about. It maybe cars, gadgets, beauty and fashion or all about celebrities. Just anything that you would be ready to writing a topic on from time to time without losing enthusiasm. Blogging is a not a get-rich-quick avenue but if you are patient enough and allow sometime for your readers to grow, you will start making some amount of money.
To become a blogger, you must be providing contents. The more relevant contents you provide the more engaging your blog becomes. Below are the basic things you need to start blogging.
- Laptop: You need a laptop. Some people can blog with their phone which I find amazing but if you really mean blogging, get a laptop.
- Internet: You need a very reliable internet connection
- Domain Name: You need a domain name. A domain name is what your blog is called. Example, InsideEko.com, InsideEko.info… anything you want your blog to be called, you need to visit Namecheap.com and search for the availability. If it is available, buy it. It will cost you around $9 which is about N3,222 in Nigerian Naira. It is renewable every year at about $14 or so.
- Web Host: Web host is where your contents (pictures, videos and more) will be accommodated and accessed from around the world through your blog’s front end. Web hosting plan is renewed every month or yearly. You can start with shared web hosting with namecheap.com at $2.88 per month or pay $17.28 for the 1st year and $33.88 per year after your first year payment expires.
- Google Adsense: Google Adsense is a very important part of blogging. It helps you monetize your blog’s traffic and turns your passion into lucrative business.
Vlogging is the second most widely used technique to earn money online. You might have seen many YouTube and Instagram users making lots of money through Vlogging. Vlogging is easier than blogging and but can be very much of a task if you are to be going to different locations to get your video done. Vlog is recording and posting video on social media, covering a topic or different topics. Most Vloggers I know are comedians. If you feel you have something you can tell people through video and they will be like it, then you can start a Vlog. Vlog is a type of blogging done with video instead of text. Some of the Vlog niches are Beauty and Make-up tutorial, Travel guide, Product Reviews, Comedy, Sex education, Motivational Speeches and more.
Best platforms to start a Vlog are Youtube and Instagram. If you are using a good camera phone, becoming a Vlogger is easier. Just think out what type of video content is needed and push through it.
There are basically two ways you can sell your photos:
- Sell Photos Directly from Your Website
Many photographers are startled by the idea of selling images from their own website because they think it involves an expensive e-commerce site and complicated payment gateways.
While this was true in the past, it’s now very easy to set up your own site to sell images.
If your website is set up on WordPress you’re in luck, as there’s a large selection of plugins and themes designed specifically for selling stock images.
If you don’t have a website and want to cut the cost, at least in your first steps in business then go to option 2 until you make some good money and then get back to option 1.
- Sell Photos Via a Third Party Website
The easiest way to make your photographs available as stock images for sale is by using a third-party microstock website such as iStockPhoto, Dreamstime, Shutterstock, 123RF.
You’ll be paid a large commission on each sale for every image that you sell. These fees vary quite a lot between different sites and depending on the restrictions of the licenses you offer. Most sites offer between 20% and 60% royalty to the photographer per sale.
Fiverr is now the world’s largest marketplace for people to make money by selling small services (known as ‘gigs’).
What you offer could be absolutely anything, from writing and translating, social media posting, playing pranks, teaching how to create music, graphic design, voiceovers and short video clips for people all around the world!
The default price is $5, but you can attach extra services to gigs for more money. Whilst it might not seem like much, it can quickly add up and there are plenty of examples of people making a really good living from the site. The key is to get a system in place which minimizes the time spent on each gig.
A lot of people are out there selling what they can do to the world and they are making good money. You can also become an advertiser in your native language. A lot of people are looking for who can get a video advert done in your ethnic language, provide that service and get paid.
Build up an email list and sell courses and ebooks based on that topic!
You can easily Build an email list by offering a free Book or course from your own products and let the user download it from their email.
Or using many tools online to build this list like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, others.
Now that you have a list provided them with value, it’s time to think about the ways you can make money with your newsletter.
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The most important thing to remember when exploring ways to monetize your email list is to make it RELEVANT to your audience.
You can use your list and make money by:-
- AFFILIATE OFFERS
- SELL YOUR OWN PRODUCTS
- GET PAID TO SEND YOUR SUBSCRIBERS TO OTHER SITES
- SELL SPONSOR ADS
Learning how to create websites is a very lucrative business. Despite the fact that more and more businesses and influential individuals are attaching to social media, learning how to build web sites is a way to go if you want to make money online. We will teach you how to build wordpress site in 7 Days. Contact us on WhatsApp
Once you learn you can make Money through the freelancing websites or even work with big companies from home… And you can build complete websites and sell it on Envato Market.
Write An Ebooks
Write an in-depth ebook about something you love and are good at. Sell it on Amazon, affiliate programs, Facebook, Instagram and other ad platforms!
Just find that one thing you are passionate about and write it as a book and sell it online.
And the Kindle app is now available on almost any device (laptops, iPads, smartphones and yes, Kindles) so your global market is huge!
List your book for £1.49 – £6.99 and you earn 70% of the sale. Considering Amazon is the ultimate selling machine (and remember people are looking to spend), that is a fantastic deal.
The key to success with eBooks is to create value, and write non-fiction. Simply bundling information you have researched and compiled on a common problem (eg. ‘secrets’ to finding a job) and then presenting it in an easy to digest format (an eBook) justifies someone spending a few quid on it.
Another big tip is to have a great cover designed so it stands out, and once your book is live on the Kindle store it’s really important to get some reviews so it shows up higher in results. Encourage readers to leave an honest review at the end of your book.
The best thing about this lucrative idea is that once you’ve invested the time (say 20 hours), you’ll earn a passive income for years to come!!!
Start Online Coaching and Sell Your Advice
Similar to selling your freelance services, you can also start selling your knowledge and advice in an area you specialize in as a coach or consultant. If you can bill yourself as an expert, there are tons of people out there willing to pay for your time.
Being an online coach or consultant is a great way to make money online, as instead of giving your client ongoing deliverables (like when you’re a freelancer), you’re teaching them to be better, faster, stronger than the competition. Your expertise becomes the product you’re selling.
Even better, if you can find ways to package your experience and coaching skills into an easily digestible program, you have the potential to significantly scale this business model.
Now, if you don’t know people who might want your coaching services, there are a number of online tools and communities that make it incredibly easy to find clients and teach, on just about any topic area you can think of. Community driven platforms like Savvy.is, Clarity.fm, and Coach.me provide you with a network of potential clients to interact with, as well an integrated payment solution.
And while it’s one of the most limited businesses as you’re only able to charge for the time you can provide, many online coaches make hundreds or even thousands for their packages.
It’s also one of the quickest ways you can get set up and start generating revenue. All you really need is an account with one of the online coaching communities I mentioned above and expertise to share.
Start A Podcast Show
Podcasts are super hot right now, and for good reason. With how busy our lives are getting, more and more people are looking for passive ways to take in content. Which makes them both a great opportunity to build an audience and to make money online.
And while it will take time to build up a big-enough audience to attract advertisers and other ways to make extra income from your podcast, the opportunity is there. John Lee Dumas interviews entrepreneurs seven days a week for his podcast Entrepreneur on Fire and now makes more than $200,000 a month from it. In fact, John publishes all his income online and showed that he’s made almost $13 million since launching in 2012.
The podcast market is constantly looking for new, quality content. And luckily for anyone trying to get started, it’s now easier than ever.
Starting a podcast, like making a YouTube channel or blog, comes down to telling interesting stories and building an engaged audience. I’m probably sounding like a broken record by now, but you need a niche that you’re interested in and there’s already a demand for. Come up with a list of topics you’d like to talk about and then search iTunes charts, Google Trends and other podcast research sites like cast.market to see what’s currently out there and popular.
Next, you’ll need the right tools. You can be as complicated or simple as you want depending on your comfort with audio equipment, but at the minimum you’ll want a microphone and software for recording your voice. Companies like Behringer, Blue, Focusrite, and others sell studio-quality plug-and-play podcast setups that can get you recording today.
Now, it’s time to plan out your show. If you’re doing an interview-style show, you’ll now want to start getting some guests involved. You can use your existing social network to reach out to people you already know or are connected with on Twitter or Facebook. You can also head to Medium or Amazon to find authors or experts on topics specific to your niche.
Once you’ve gathered a list, put together a template outreach email (as you’ll be doing this over and over) that’s short and clear with expectations. Tell your potential interviewee who you are, what your podcast is about, and what you’re asking of them. Do a few test interviews with friends and family to make sure everything is being recorded at the quality you want and then book your first episode.
If you like learning new software or are experienced with audio editing, you can put the show together yourself. Otherwise, there are lots of services you can find that will help edit and build your show on place likes UpWork and Fiverr.
Congrats! You now have a podcast episode that’s ready to be uploaded to iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere else and promoted alongside the rest of your content!
The last step is deciding how you’ll market and monetize your podcast. The larger of an audience you have, the more chances you have for monetizing it. Choose the best website builders to create a simple site for your show and start sharing episodes to your network. When you’re ready to monetize there are a few options you can choose from:
- Traditional advertising (sponsors)
- Selling your own products
- Donations and crowdfunding
- Selling “subscriber-only” content
- Putting on live shows
Become An Influencer An Instagram
Build up a following on your Instagram account and you could quickly be making extra money online. Major brands, gear companies, and even startups are willing to shell out $500-$5,000+ per post to get in front of your audience. While it’s getting harder and harder to build a massive Instagram audience, if you already have a solid niche and are posting quality content regularly with a great camera for taking Instagram photos, with a few small tweaks you can make yourself an influencer. Check out this awesome article from Shopify on how to build and grow your Instagram following to get started.