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How to Make Money Online? Top 10 Proven Ways for Beginners

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Amara is a blogger and writer. She loves to write about a vast variety of topics, which are usually interesting and helpful.

Earn online, sitting in the comforts of your home.

Earn online, sitting in the comforts of your home.

Are you short of money? unemployed? or looking for a job but can't find any? then you are not alone. In this time of pandemic, everybody is in crisis, and people are losing their jobs, so this is the time to upgrade yourself and start making money online.

Confused? Where to start? In this article i am going to share some methods to make money online through which anybody can make money according to one's interests and abilities. I will try to explain it in the most simple way so it can be very helpful even for beginners. So followings are some legit and most authentic ways of earning online;

  1. Freelancing
  2. YouTube
  3. Blogging
  4. Affiliate marketing
  5. Mobile Apps
  6. Online stores
  7. Online tutor
  8. Drop-shipping
  9. Selling photos and videos online
  10. Online writing

1. Freelancing

Freelancing, freelance worker, or freelancer, are the terms commonly referred to a person, who is self-employed, and not necessarily committed to a specific employer, in long-term.

It is a modern form of self employment, in which you can sell your services online, to your clients. Freelancing platforms work as a marketplace for freelancers and buyers.

How to Do

Sellers or freelance service providers, can create a profile on any freelancing website, where they can include a description of the services they offer, examples, and samples of their work, and also provide information about their rates. Buyers can register online, and complete a basic profile, and then post projects, outlining their needs, and requirements.

You can sell your freelancing services on different websites like Fiverr, Upwork, Guru, People per hour etc.

2. YouTube

Who is not familiar with YouTube these days?
It is an online video-sharing platform headquartered in San Bruno, California, America.

If you love to make videos then you can go well on YouTube. YouTube is in fact the most watched app on the internet. As of May 2019, there were more than 500 hours of content uploaded to YouTube each minute, and there are billion hours of content, being watched on YouTube every day.

How to Do

YouTube and selected creators earn advertising revenue from Google Ad-Sense, a program that targets ads according to site content and audience.

Many people are making millions through YouTube. You can make your own channel, if you are good at camera. Create your own unique content which appeal to audience. After achieving a target of 1000 subscribers, and 4000 watch hours, your channel can be monetized.

3. Blogging

A blog is an informational or discussion, website published on the World Wide Web or www, consisting of distinct and, often informal diary-style text entries called posts.

If you are good at writing, you can make money by writing blogs.You can create your own blog, choose a niche, about which you can write and share your opinions, and can turn your passions into earnings.

If you like cooking you can make a cooking blog, if you like travelling you can make a travel blog, or health, lifestyle, fashion, and so on, depending on your interests.

How to Do

You can make a free blog on google's blogger, or can buy a domain on world-press. But in my opinion, to begin with, google's blogger is a good option, which is free of cost.

Once you start getting good traffic to your website or blog, you can join some affiliate programs, and can also apply to Google Ad-sense. And with time, more traffic and impressions you get, more you will earn.

4. Affiliate Marketing

It is a type of performance-based marketing, in which a business rewards, its affiliates for each visitor or customer, brought by the affiliate's own marketing efforts.

It is a process of earning commission by selling others products. You can make money by selling for a company, or a person, via different mediums.

How to Do

If you have a running channel or a website, you can earn well though affiliate marketing. You can promote the products for others, and when the product is sold through your website or channel, you are get paid, with some percent of the commission.

5. Mobile Apps

A mobile application, often called, a mobile app or simply an app, is basically a computer program, or software application, typically designed to run on a mobile devices, like mobile phones, tablets, and smart watches.

According to an analyst report estimation, the application economy creates revenues of more than €10 billion per year, within the European Union, while over 529,000 jobs have been created in 28 EU states due to the spurring growth of the this app market.

You can make a good amount of money through mobile applications. Mobile apps development is becoming a trending business idea now.

How to Do

You can make any good mobile or gaming application, and upload it on Play store, or iOS store. If you can't do it yourself, you can get it done by any app developer.

The more people download and use your app the more you make money. Mobile apps mainly make money through in app purchases or through running ads.

6. Online Stores

The trend of online shopping is very popular in modern time. Everybody likes if the product they want, come to their door steps, saving their time.

Online store enables their buyers to browse the company's range of products and services, view images or photos of their products, along with information, specifications, features and prices.

Online stores mostly enable their shoppers and customers, to use "search" features to find specific items, brands, and models.

How to Do

There are various websites which give you opportunity to start your own online shop, or you can even start your own online shopping website.

You can also start your own online store on shopify, or can sell on Amazon. There are also many other options, depending on the country where you live.

7. Online Tutor

Online tutoring is the process of tutoring, in which teachers and learners participate from separate physical locations, in an online, networked or virtual environment.

An institution can provide their online tutoring services through an external or internal tutoring website or, through a learning management systems.

How to Do

If you are good at teaching, you can provide services related to online tuition.

Creating an online course and selling it on different educational websites, like Udemy, can even change your life, as you can make a handsome amount through it.

8. Drop-Shipping

Drop-shipping is a retail fulfillment method, in which a store doesn’t keep the of stock the products it sells.

Instead, in drop-shipping model, when a store sells a product, it purchases the item from a third party and has it shipped directly to the customer.

As a result, the seller is not responsible to handle the product directly. In simple words, one can sell someone else's product through his/her website, and can keep its profit.

It is a great business idea, for many aspiring entrepreneurs to start with, as it’s easy and accessible.

How to Do

You can start drop-shipping business through, shopify, or if you have any other online shopping website.

The main and biggest advantage of this business model is that it enables a person to launch an E-commerce store, without having to invest thousands of dollars in inventory up front.

9. Selling Photos and Videos Online

You can sell your photos online through licensing. It is a most popular process of selling your photos and videos, to different brands, publishers, or anyone who is interested in using your photos or videos for their own purposes.

If you are a good photographer and know how to capture beauty and moments in camera, then you can earn some extra bucks by selling your photos and videos online.

How to Do

All you need is to get a good quality camera, then you can convert this fun job into your passive income.

Unique and versatile photos that express ideas are more likely to be popular, especially when they feature human subjects.

There are many platforms who would love to share your work with their audience like , Shutterstock, Adobe stock contributer, Alamy, iStock photo, and 500px etc.

When any customer buys your photos, or videos you are get paid.

10. Online Writing

Online writing refers to creating content online, which is usually intended for viewing on digital devices like computers, and smartphones etc. It is also called digital writing.

If you are good at writing you can also write articles for online websites or blogs. There are many websites which can pay you for your articles and posts.

How to Do

You can make money by writing articles for different online website, like HubPages, Medium, Listverse, and many others.

Many websites can pay you good enough money per article, like Listverse pays you $100 per article.
Writers weekly and TopTenz also pay good amount per article, which can be a good side money for your coffee.

You can also create your own E- book and sell it online on different platforms like Amazon, Payhip, and many others.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2021 Amara


Amara (author) from Pakistan on October 09, 2021:

Thank you very much E Randall. Enjoy your day.

Amara (author) from Pakistan on October 09, 2021:

Thank you very much Peggy. You got it absolutely correct. You have to train yourself in any specific field, and be persistent, then you will see good results coming. This applies in every case actually.

Thanks for reading and commenting. Blessings dear.

E Randall from United States on October 08, 2021:

Nice article, thank you.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 08, 2021:

These are all good ideas, Amara. One has to have the talents or skills mentioned, and then go after it. It often takes time and persistence to become successful.

Amara (author) from Pakistan on October 07, 2021:

Yes Brenda they worth our time. Actually we have to invest our time and hard work, to start earning, wheather its online or offline, as earning money is not easy.

But these tips and ideas are genuine, by which many people are actually making millions, but ofcourse it takes time, and a lot of hardwork.

I have seen many people who bought new luxurious homes with their youtube earnings, like wise many making more than enough money through mob apps, online stores, by selling online courses, through freelancing, and so on. But after all its their hardwork.

Have a great day. Blessings.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on October 07, 2021:

A few ideas, but I believe all of these take up do much of our valuable time.

Is it worth it?? Income isn't enough to mess with...enjoy each moment.

Amara (author) from Pakistan on October 07, 2021:

Thank you my dear Misbah. I am happy you loved the Hub.

You can start your drop shipping business with the help of your father, if he want you to do it. Its actually a great idea, you should go for it.

May Allah bless you and your family. Infinite love dear sister.

Amara (author) from Pakistan on October 07, 2021:

Thank you so much sister Rozlin for your kind words of appreciation. Much love and blessings.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Rebels. on October 07, 2021:

Amara, I enjoyed reading your hub. You've given us some great ideas. Drop-shipping is a good idea. My father wants me to do this, but I am too lazy. It is a business idea that is a great way to earn a good amount of money while not taking up a lot of time and effort. Thank you for sharing this helpful article.

Take care and stay safe! Allah bless you. Ameen!

Love and Blessings always!!

Rozlin from UAE on October 07, 2021:

Informative and helpful article, Amara. You have covered many different ways of earning online. Thank you for sharing.

Blessings and love always!

Amara (author) from Pakistan on October 07, 2021:

Thank you very much Srushti. Much glad to know that you liked the article, and found it helpful and informative.

Sending you blessings and love dear.

Srushti Gamit on October 07, 2021:

Very informative and detailed article Amara!!

Some of them are really good options for earning money and can actually help beginners.

Thanks for sharing it with us.

God bless you.

Amara (author) from Pakistan on October 07, 2021:

Thank you very much Pam. Its always a pleasure to see your comment, I have comment several times on your articles, I don't know why they are not showing.

Thanks for your visit and comment dear Pam. Blessings always.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on October 07, 2021:

You have given us a lot of very good ideas to make money, Mar. Thank you for sharing all this information.

Amara (author) from Pakistan on October 07, 2021:

Thanks for visiting and reading it. Glad you enjoyed it.

Enjoy your day, and stay blessed. Thanks again.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on October 07, 2021:

Amara, I enjoy the contents. Good information. Thanks.

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