Back in the day, getting a traditional job was an unspoken rule. You would have to study, graduate, and get a degree that could prove your expertise. Of course, there were other options too that don’t specifically require a degree, but they were usually underpaid. Now, as long as you know what you are doing, you can make money online, from a little extra to help you pay expenses, to a full-fledged job that could pay you enough to cover your living expenses and more.
But how do you start making money online? That’s a pretty common question, considering how many options are dwelling around on this matter. But no worries! We are going to share with you some alternatives you can try on how to make money online for beginners.
Freelancing is a good option if you know how to do something by yourself at home, using equipment you already own. For example, if you are good at writing, you could become a freelance article writing. Are you good at making music? You can sell music to potential customers. Do you know other languages besides English? You can work as a translator!
As long as you have what it takes to provide a reliable service, you’ll do well, but you have to understand that starting in the world of freelancing can be a little discouraging at first. You see, most freelancing websites have a review system, and potential customers always check those reviews before hiring someone.
If you are new, you’ll have no-reviews, so it’ll be harder to get the first customers, but once you start piling up reviews, things will start to get better.
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Build-Up Your Own Website/Blog
If you think you have what it takes to manage a website, excellent writing skills, and knowledge to share, you should aim to build a website or a blog. The good thing about a website or a blog is that if you manage to build a community, you’ll have potential customers willing to buy your products and services, and that is always a good thing.
You should aim to build a website if you have a business, to keep things professional. But if you want it to be a little personal and be able to write different types of content related to the main topic of your website, you should aim to build a blog.
There’s a wide variety of topics to choose from, but in my personal opinion, you should always stick to these two things: something you are passionate about, or something you know. You can adventure a little and try a personal blog too to share your experiences and teachings online.
If you write about something you are passionate about, you’ll find it easier to remain consistent during the whole process, as well as brainstorming ideas on different topics for your posts. If you write about something you know, you’ll already have a foundation and experience. And, if you are willing to write about personal experiences, you’ll have a way to help people in different situations, which is always a good thing. For more information, check this: How to start a blog and make money.
Also, take in mind that building a website requires work and consistency, but will be more profitable in the long-term run.
Products to Sell Online
There’s a wide variety of options you can try to sell online. We are going to share with you the most common options you should know and decide on one that suits your style the most.
Sell Physical Products: Let’s say you have a K-POP website focused on Korean pop, like bands, news, and personal opinions regarding songs and albums. You could make a little investment to get your hands on K-POP related merchandise then sell them as physical products on your website. Selling physical products online is a rather traditional way to make money online, but can be pretty profitable.
You can try dropshipping too, which consists of selling other people’s products on your website. If you decide to take this option, you’ll have to learn how to deal with customer service, shipping, and online marketing.
Sell Digital Products: There’s a wide variety of digital products you can sell online. They are a good option since they usually don’t require investment like physical products, and you don’t have to worry about shipping.
Music: If your blog is related to music and you are a musician yourself, you can sell your music, or provide a service related to it.
Creative Writing: You have what it takes to create a good book, be it fiction or non-fiction? If you do, you can add a writing service to your website.
eBook: You can also create your very own eBook for sale. Depending on the topic of your blog, this might be an especially good option. Is your blog focused on self-development? You can write about different methods to improve yourself or how you’ve dealt with different situations.
Podcasts: Do you have a good grasp of what you discuss on your website? Do you have a pleasant voice? As long as you have the equipment, you should try a podcast! You can even opt to ask for support from your fans if things go well, with websites like Patreon.
If You Are Into Learning…
Right now, one of the things surely bringing food to the table online is programming. Did you know that depending on the programming you decide to learn, there will be from 15,000 to 60,000 jobs waiting for you?
Even more, if you polish your programming skill, you can become a software developer, and aim to build your software or app, which can become a great source of income. If your idea is original, you might as well create a multi-millionaire app and built a business from there! You can always work as a freelance programmer, too!
The good thing about programming is that creativity is your only limitation and is highly in demand in today’s modern world.