People have been in constant pursuit of ways to make money online, especially nowadays when a global pandemic has affected the livelihood of many. Today, we will be sharing with you 5 legitimate ways to make money online.
Work on Freelance Sites.
One of the best (and remains to be the top way in making money online) is by working on freelance sites. We are in the digital age. People have been starting their businesses and some are even shifting their operations online. This means that the more people are putting up businesses online, the more there is a demand for freelancers. Why? Most of these people need help in setting up their websites, creating their content, editing their logos, making their promotional videos, and they need someone who would manage their social media pages as they focus on the operations of their business. Who do they run to for help? Freelancers. Some of the legitimate freelance sites you can check and sign up for are UpWork, Fiverr, and 199Jobs.
Start your Own Online Business.
The thought of starting your own business might be a bit overwhelming for you and you might be thinking, “where will I get the capital?”, “what would I sell online?”, or “how will I get started?” In this age and time, you can sell almost anything online. If you are good at the arts, you can do commission works. Are you good at cooking? You can sell home-made meals or home-baked pastries in the neighborhood. If you don’t have the time to craft your own products, you can sell some of your preloved things! You’ll be surprised by the number of people who are willing to buy your second-hand clothes; even your preloved shoes, bags, and perfumes! If you don’t have anything you want to declutter, you can opt to work as a reseller. Some platforms in which you can start your own online business are Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, E-Bay, and Amazon.
Start Your Own Blog or Website
You may be thinking that most people are starting blogs and websites just for fun but these things are actually future investments. Invest on your YouTube Channel, your own website, and your own blog as early as now, provide good and quality content, and apply for its monetization 1 – 2 years from now. This is one of the best ways to make passive income because through this, you can earn money even when you are sleeping! Of course, the only guarantee for your channel or website to be monetized is by meeting the requirements set for each specific field, but with hard work and dedication, your site or channel will be a money-making machine a few years from now!
There are surveys who would pay you with cash. Some would reward you with vouchers and credits to online stores. Although this can help you earn a few bucks, it surely won’t be enough to cover your needs. These surveys are time-consuming and the payout you will be getting is not commensurate to the effort you will be putting in. I suggest that you opt to take these paid surveys only in your free time and don’t make a fulltime work out of it. Some of the legit paid surveys you can take are the ones from Toluna, YouGov, Opinion Outpost, and Panel Base.
If you have many friends or followers on social media, you can use this to your advantage and start working as an affiliate marketer! All you have to do is ask people to sign up on a website using your referral link. You can also encourage them to purchase a product using your affiliate link and you will start getting commissions for every person you can refer to these businesses and companies! You can even persuade others to install an application using your link and once they do, you’ll instantly earn rewards!
We are in the digital age, and right now, the possibilities are endless. You only need to be innovative and be willing to take calculated risks because there is a cost in waiting. The longer you wait, the more you are sinking at the bottom of the pyramid. Every day, more and more people are taking advantage of technology and the benefits one can derive from it.
Do you know other ways on how to make money online? Share them with us in the comments section below!