One of the most explosive trends in the last 20 years is making money online. There are, to be sure, many different ways to do it. Websites, landing pages, blogging, affiliate sales, making and selling stuff and the list goes on. We have compiled a list of what we believe are the Top 5 ways to make money online although your actual mileage may vary. Remember that there are internet millionaires being born practically every week and, even if you don’t make a mint, working online does have its perks. Enjoy!
Affiliate marketing is one of the best ways to make a living online and indeed many people are affiliate marketers today. Basically an affiliate marketer woks independently promoting products or services for other companies and, when these companies make a sale due to their work, they get a cut of the profit. Amazon is a great example of this and maybe one of the best. Literally millions of people are affiliate marketers for Amazon and promote their products through websites, blogs and landing pages.
Blogging is a very popular way to make money online today and requires nothing more than a Blog website (WordPress and Blogger are 2 of the best) and the expertise and knowledge to be able to attract people to what you have to say. Of course that’s the key too; if you have that knowledge and expertise it’s easier to Blog than if you don’t. Also, you may have the expertise but can’t write worth a darn. But if you do have something that you can share with people (a LOT of people would be good) then Blogging can be an excellent way to make an online living.
Then of course there’s eBay, still one of the best ways to sell just about anything you can think of online. If you make your own widgets you can sell them on eBay, or you can buy stuff and then sell it. Many people go to garage sales and estate sales and buy things cheaply and then turn around and sell them on eBay, and some make quite a good living doing it. There are also ways to sell new stuff on eBay and have a drop-shipping company do all the leg-work for you.
Freelance writing online is a great way to earn money and in fact is what this writer does. You of course would need experience in something (I have experience in about a dozen topics and fields) and would need to be able to write well. If you can do that freelance writing work may be the way to go.
Finally there’s designing and selling your own T-Shirt designs. Many people love T-Shirts and there’s a huge market for interesting, funny and intelligent designs (as well as crass, crude and just plain stupid). If you are a bit of an artist or have a knack for witty sayings and slogans this may be a great way for you to make a living. Check out CafePress and SpreadShirt to get ideas of what’s out there and go sell your shirts.