Making money online is a complete dream come true. If you can find a way of making money on a website or other online ventures, you can definitely quit your job and focus on the free enterprise, spend quality time with your family, and take control daily lives.
Making money online is not as easy as it sounds. I’ve been doing this kind of business with my website for nearly a decade. I also know a couple of people who are earning good money online with their websites and other unique strategies.
I have good news for you. Majority of online income strategies are not complex. Like any other profession or business endeavor, online business takes time to build. You need to sacrifice and give yourself a little more time and energy to put your idea on the ground, even if the journey is normally slow when you start. If you are looking forward to start making money online and you are not sure where to start, here are 5 legit and realistic ways to consider.
If you have a website or you have an idea of having a blog in the future, you can check out affiliate marketing. Working as an affiliate marketer, you partner with companies and brands. With affiliate marketing, you promote products or services then you link that product using the affiliate code that you were assigned to when signing up to the affiliate program. From there you will start receiving money or commission when someone buys the product that you are promoting.
1. Affiliate Marketing: Make money online
You will need to partner with an affiliate programs that suit or are related to what your blog is all about. Since am a life coach and mentor, I focus a lot on affiliate financial product, investment, insurance and how to make money online.
You can sign up for individual affiliate or affiliate ad network that consists of a lot of different affiliates in a single place. With that you can see what works for you and what doesn’t work.
2. Google AdSense
Have you ever visited any websites and see Google Ads? These kids of ads are on so many websites, and they are there for a good reason. These ads are straightforward and easy to set up on any website, and they can be rewarding when your website has a good amount of traffic.
If you have a website, I can advise you to sign up for free AdSense account. Google AdSense will send you a unique code that you are supposed to paste into your site. Google AdSense takes it from there, they will do everything for you. They will track your traffic, page views and earning you are comfortable seated on your couch. If you have a website already, there is no maintenance or upkeep to get thing going.
I believe you are asking yourself, how much can I earn with Google AdSense? I believe I have been earning more than $3,000 a month with my two websites. That’s amazing, isn’t it? Making more than $3,000 from zero in a month is an achievement. Just build your audience get more traffic and generate sales.
YouTube is a great platform that people make money posting videos, tutorials, etc. There are thousands of YouTube channels offering thousands of topics out there. People earn huge amount of money especially those with big following just posting video.
Susan Mainer turned kid’s fashion professional, Samuel built a million dollar business from YouTube I mean his YouTube channel. Forbes has been profiling some of the major YouTube players. The most popular and biggest player in YouTube industry earned more than $20 million on his channel.
You may not earn that much, but you can start making few dollars on your YouTube channel with ad network or sponsored posts. If you love making videos, create a YouTube channel and have fun making video while making money on the side.
4. Freelance Writing
If you have creative talent in writing article or blog, academic research & writing this is the best platform for you. Am aware of how feasible this revenue stream is but I don’t freelance writing as I used to.
I know a blogger that makes over $200k per year just creating blog and articles for people website. He once told me that he started creating contents in 2014 as part-time job while he was employed full-time in a store. Over time, he was able to make good income until he quit his full-time job and started writing content full-time. Now he offers online courses to and teaches people how to write great content.
According to him and other great writers that I have come across, the key to becoming a top freelancer writer, is to choose a good niche. Join platforms that offer freelance jobs and get hired and deliver high-quality content. There are ton of writing job online on couple of websites like, freelancer.com and upwork.com.
5. Sponsored Posts: Make money online
You can also make money with sponsored post or ads if you have a website or if you have huge following on social media. What do I mean? Basically, businesses and companies pay huge amount of money to bloggers and social media influencer to advertise or to promote their services, brands, and products. If you have a blog or huge following in either Facebook, Instagram or Twitter you can still cash in.
The first time I was offered a sponsored post for Life Coach, I was so excited, my mind almost blown away. I was paid $100 only but that was a lot of money at that time. Over time, companies started asking for a link to my website, and I started increasing traffic on my website. For that reason, the commission increased.
Nowadays, I charge not less than $3,000 for a sponsored post and I know friends of mine that charge not less than $20,000 for the same sponsored post. I only promote companies that I believe in or those that I use.