10 Legit ways to make money online
Whether you are looking for a full income from home or just a sideline this blog post is a must read
- Shopify: Starts at 29$ /month
- Woocommerce: Free to start but you will need to buy a domain name plus Hosting.
- If you want your site to look professional, you will consider buying a premium theme on Theme Forest 30-120$.
- Other popular e-commerce platforms: Bigcommerce, Magento
- Types of e-commerce: Dropshipping vs wholesale
2: Amazon FBA/ Ebay
Amazon FBA stands for Amazon fulfilled-by-Amazon. In other words amazon handles pretty much everything for you. All you need to do is get an agreement with a supplier like Alibaba and get them to ship your items to an Amazon warehouse.
This business model can be incredibly lucrative if you have products that sell, but on the other hand can be a bit risky too if you don't sell. I would say that the main thing that refrains people from going with this business model are the fees. You will need to have at least 1000-2000$ just to get started plus all the other fees that can add up pretty quickly. For more information you can always check out Amazon seller central.
This is the perfect business model for people who like to write and want to bring traffic to their website. The most popular platforms are WordPress, Blogger & Weebly. There are a couple of ways you can monetize your blog. You can write articles for companies and get them to pay you.
4: Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate Marketing has been around for ages. The way it works is basically you promote other people's products or services. You sign up to an affiliate program and then you will receive a link with your affiliate ID in the URL. When someone buys from your affiliate link, you then receive a commission. The reason it is so popular is that it is probably the less risky business model. Don't let that fool you though, as it is one of the hardest to make money at first. especially if you don't have a big following. You will need to build an audience and get these people to trust you in order to make some sells.
6: Online courses
7: Video marketing
- Paid ads (Need a lot of views)
- Affiliate Marketing
- Selling products for others (Influencer)
- Product reviews for companies
Photographers have been around may before internet but this profession has changed a lot in the last couple of years. First of all, you need to have a very good camera and equipment in order to be a photographer, but now, it is possible to be a photographer and drone pilot at the same time. Drones have changed drastically this profession and the views that drones provide can be astonishing. There are some websites like Shutterstock, iStockphoto, Etsy that are willing to pay for your stunning images.