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


1: E-commerce

The first legit way to make money online that came to my mind was selling items online. An e-commerce is a business that sells goods and services on the internet. People go on an e-commerce website to make a purchase with a credit card or Paypal account. If you are looking to start an e-commerce business, there are a couple of things you should know. What are the platforms available? How much will this cost me per month? Is there a specific skill set that i need? Finally, how much can i expect to make with this business model? If you are interested in starting with this business model, check out our blog post on Shopify vs Woocommerce to find out which one is the right platform for you.
  • 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.


3: Blogging

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.

There is also Google Adsense which is very popular even though probably not the most lucrative way to moteize your blog. Affiliate marketing and selling your online courses are probably the two best ways you can get money with blogging. Make sure you check out our blog posts.  
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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.

The most popular is Amazon associates but there are several others that are very popular too like Clickbank, Gearbest, Adobe. The best ways to promote your affiliate links are with your blog or social media especially Youtube because you can do a product review so this adds a lot of credibility and also people like to see the product before buying. If you would like to learn more on Affiliate Marketing check out Affiliate Nova.

5: Freelancing

Nowadays, more and more people want to work from home to avoid traffic and have a freedom of life that you just can't have when working for an agency. That is why freelancing is a very popular option when it comes to way to make money online.
Although at first it can be a bit difficult to get your first gigs. Once you gain some experience and receive positive feedback, more and more people will want to hire you for more gigs. Also, the more experience you gain. the more you will be able to charge! Whether it is for building a website, social media management, logo creation or translation. Anybody with a specfic skill or talent can do it. The most popular websites for freelancers are: Freelancer.com, Upwork.com and Fiverr.com.

6: Online courses

We live in an era that almost anyone can be a teacher. All you need is a computer, a screen capture software (OBS studio, Camtasia, EZvid) and a good microphone and you're all set. Let's say for example you are good with Photoshop or Node.JS and you decide you want to make some online tutorials. There are some websites like Udemy and Teachable that allow you to sell your online courses as long as they are presentable and well structured.

7: Video marketing

When it comes to Video marketing, Youtube is by far the most popular social network. There are a couple of ways you can monetize your videos:
  • Paid ads (Need a lot of views)
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Selling products for others (Influencer)
  • Product reviews for companies
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8: Photographer

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.

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9: Influencer marketing

Influencer marketing is a type of marketing that relies on opinion leaders to promote a product. These leaders can be personalities or reference sites on a given theme. Influencers are people that have a very big following on social media and companies are willing to pay them to promote their products.
If you want to become an influencer you will not only need to have a huge following but also being someone who people will trust easily. Influencers usually pick a specific niche and are very passionate about it and they like helping other people. It may also be required to become very comfortable in front of a camera as Youtube is probably the most popular platform for Influencers.    

10: Selling websites

Finally, last but not least, there is another option for people who know how to build a website. This option is to be a website reseller. There are several people who are willing to pay for a website that is already built and ready to go. The most popular websites for resellers are Flippa.com, Bizbuysell.com, WebsiteBroker.com. Of course this business model requires some type of skills like knowing a CMS like WordPress, HTML, CSS and maybe some Javascript and PHP.