It’s an online era.
I am sure you know at least one friend or family member or colleague earning a handsome money online. You might have thought, it’s an easy peasy money. You can make it too. But either you got trapped in an online scam or failed.
Have you ever wondered why?
It’s because either you didn’t know where to look at and where to start from or you wanted a shortcut to earn tons of money. Let me tell you, there is no shortcut to earn money. You have to word hard.
Let me tell you a story. One of my friends went for a digital festival sometime back. There he saw a guy sitting with a big board saying “Earn money fast: simple and easy form and survey filling job”. The offer seemed attractive to him. He approached the counter and signed up for the job. The deal was he have to pay an initial amount of $40 to complete the registration. Once that is done, he will receive some survey forms and will get paid for it.
After few days, he received some online surveys which he gladly filled and sent. This continued for a month until one day the communication channel (email) was not reachable. All his emails bounced back and the guy who hired my friend was nowhere to be found.
This is just one of the story that is happening online. There are millions of scams out there. The reason I am telling you this story is not to scare you, but to show you the reality.
Do a proper verification before signing up for some work. Check about the brand or the person behind the brand. Otherwise, you might end up working for hours for zero money.
Today, I’m going to share some of the simple and legitimate ways to earn money online that anybody can do. Be it a 40-year-old homemaker, a 15-year-old school kid or a retired person, you can pick your options and start working online.
Simple Ways to Earn Money Online for Everyone:
Sell Stuff online :
How many times do you visit sites like eBay, Amazon, Etsy or OLX in a month?
How many times have you spotted antique, second-hand stuff on sale for a cheap price?
Well, the online marketplace is one of the easiest ways to earn money without sweating a bit. All you need to do is, find those stuff which you are not using any more. It could be anything, starting from your mobile, books, electronic appliances to a pin used by your grandmother.
All you need is to register yourself as a seller with eBay, Amazon or OLX, write an excellent sales pitch, take some good pictures and upload it online for sale. Check the price of related products and keep your price competitive. Try to create a brand of yours in the longer run.
Remember: Things which is are not useful for you might be useful for many.
Here is a guide which will help you to get started as a seller on eBay.
Set up a Blog
If you are passionate about writing and want to share your thoughts, emotions or learnings with people, blogging is a great option for you.
You don’t have to be tech savvy or a computer geek to start your journey online.
You can either create a free blog on BlogSpot or WordPress.com or can start a professional blogging on self-hosted WordPress. All you need is a domain and hosting to get started for the self-hosted WordPress. You can start earning within a month or it may take years. It all depends on how much time, hard work and dedication are you willing to give.
Read the below guides on blogging
Online Paid Surveys
This is the most common method for earning quick bucks. Now let me explain, how these online surveys work.
There are many survey companies that usually pay internet users for their opinion or views on their popular products and services. They send out free products or services to contestants for trying their products.
If you are searching for an entertaining method to make money online, think about registering with a trustworthy survey company and go ahead.
However, before you register for any online survey program, make sure you read their TOS as many programs accept participants from specific countries like U.S or Canada and thus on.
Personally, I highly recommend it to be the last way to earn money, as finding a good site which pays for surveys is tough, and there are many scams involved with paid surveys.
Whether you are a graphic designer or a finance manager, a writer or a homemaker, freelancing is for you. You just need to think what you are good at, and you can make your living.
You can be your boss, can work from anywhere you like, and work according to your time schedule. Simply, Sign Up for freelancing jobs on sites like UpWork, PeoplePerHour, Fiverr, Truelancer, etc. Apply for relevant category and that’s it. You are good to go.
Of course, different sites has different payment schedule and terms of conditions; you just need to pick the site according to your need.
Tip: Make a good profile and mention your strengths and previous work. Ask people to leave a review after work. This will establish you as a reputed freelancer on freelancing sites.
YouTube Videos :
How many times have you spotted advertisements on YouTube videos. Until I got to know about money making opportunities via YouTube, I never knew a normal user like you and me can earn income by uploading videos on YouTube. It doesn’t have to be a technical video; it could be anything from funny to a serious one.
However, video needs to be original. You can simply upload videos on YouTube and monetize it using Adsense. Here are some articles which will help you to get started.
You need not need to spend a lot or buy a professional camera or any such gadgets. A good smartphone video recorder can do the magic. Just be ready to capture some crazy moments.
Homemakers can consider starting a cookery show or similar stuff. If you are good with yoga, pilates or any other form of exercise you can create your DIY videos and upload it on YouTube and enable ads on them.
There are endless opportunities and options which you can select and make easy money online. Try to stick to one for some time and see which work and which doesn’t work for you. One of the most common mistakes which people do is, they try multiple options at one go, and in this process, they never explore the power of one.
In all the above options, I find freelancing to be the easiest and simplest way to earn passive income.
Right now, go ahead and decide which method do you want to choose and why? Share your thoughts with us.