6. Sell Your Creativity – SLOW
This is like thinking of the proverbial lemonade stand, only it is all grown up, and probably online. If you are talented at jewelry (for inspiration check out these amazing DYI Best-Friends Jewelry ideas) making, painting, pottery, or any other hand-made skill, you can definitely put it to good use, especially now, that people have gone crazy over vintage stuff and antiquities. Furthermore, people love unique things, and they are willing to pay good money for them.
The whole idea is to create something unique. Take a look at the latest fashion trends (if you are making jewelry and clothing), and try to anticipate what people might like. The next step is to market your goods. Now, here is some sad news, according to recent reports, Etsy (the most popular market place for crafters), will be allowing major retailing firms to market their products on their site. Although this is bad news for many hand-made enthusiasts, there are still other platforms where you can market your goods. Here are a few examples:
DaWanda is the second-largest marketplace for hand-made goods. Keep in mind that all the products are priced in Euros (because the site is from Germany). This may be a plus if you are trying to build an European audience, but it is not great news for crafters in America.
Bonanza has as primary focus the higher-end clothing and fashion world. It’s an excellent place for shoppers, but a difficult market for crafters, because there is an enormous amount of products available on it. Another thing you should keep in mind is the fact that they charge a 3.5% closing fee.
Zibbet is a lot smaller than the previous examples, but it is the perfect place to be if you are a new artist, because there are no fees involved for the first 50 items. There is also a lot of option for customization, and promotional banners that can be added to make your little online boutique more appealing.
There are literally thousands of hobbies that are fun, but can also be worth your effort. Knitting, jewelry creation, clothing fashion, and other crafts can really turn a profit especially of you market your goods to the right audience. So if you are passionate about such things, maybe it is time to make some money with them.
7. Quick Ways to Make Money Online – FAST
No, I’m not going to tell you about how I made tens of thousands of dollars overnight (because this is not possible). However, I am going to talk to you about a few easy, and fast methods to make online money. Obviously there are also slower methods, which offer long-term ROI, but we will discuss this later. Here are a few ways that you can make good money, with little effort.
#1 Flip Domain Names
Granted, this is a rather risky idea, because you might not strike luck, but it’s worth a shot. If you have some money to invest, you should look around the domain markets, and purchase site names that might be in demand. It is true that most short website names have already been purchased, but you might luck out with an acronym. Let’s say you purchase a site called las.com (random example, and I hope it doesn’t exist).
In the mean-time, a company called Larry Andrew Services emerges, and decides to go online. You will win a lot of cash from this. Additionally, you can research in-demand keywords and purchase domain names with these keywords in them. Then you can resell them on online markets.
#2 Transcribe Audios
We have mentioned this solution in the knowledge section, but it is also worth a mention here. If you are a fast typer (you probably are), and you know English, you should definitely consider this job. More and more sites are offering video and audio transcripts for visually impaired people, but for SEO purposes they also need to be written down. Although it is a bit time consuming, you won’t have to use your brain too much, because you basically need to write after dictation.
#3 Video and Audio Editing
Are you good with video and audio editing? Why not lend your skills to certain companies. Sites like Elance and Odesk (which we have mentioned in a previous article about Best Freelance Websites) offer many job opportunities that pay by the hour.
#4 Enter Contests or Complete Surveys
There are certain surveys that pay a certain amounts of cash (not very much, but still). Free contests can also be found online, and depending on your skills you might win decent amounts of cash, or other material objects.
8. Sell Your Skills: Freelancing– SLOW
You probably already have a primary revenue stream, but you want to make more money. That is perfectly fine. However, don’t expect to make a lot of money fast. If you have a special skill, worth the money, it might be wise to sell your skills by the hour. This means that you will become a freelancer. Again, you will have to check out freelancing websites and choose the one that best fits your criteria. The idea is that if you are really good at something, you should not sell yourself short. Don’t be scared by Indians who write for article for 2 dollars (no offense intended), and ask for what you believe is worth your time. Here are a few jobs that pay really well.
#1 Web Development/Web Design
Web developers are extremely sought after, especially because so many companies are trying to make it online. In order to do this you will have to create an online portfolio, and share it online. Find jobs on freelancing platforms, or wait for people to contact you. You can take small projects for the weekend, and earn around 200-1000 dollars, depending on the project.
#2 Graphic Design
There are literally thousands of online games that are in need of amazing drawings. If you are a new-and-upcoming artist, you should definitely consider the opportunities online. Make a portfolio on different art websites (like www.deviantart.com), enter contests to increase your visibility, and then send your portfolios to different games that suite your drawing style. The income you can make from this is incredible.
#3 Sell Articles
There are millions of companies and entrepreneurs who are trying to sell something. Luckily for you, they have no idea how to write. This is where you come in. If you are good at writing you can literally make thousands of dollars. It is true that you will have to learn a little bit about SEO in the process, but it is definitely worth it.
#4 Sell Your Music
A few years ago, RadioHead sold many of its latest albums online. They made a lot of money (for donations). You might not sell as much as them, but its still worth the try. Furthermore, if you market yourself correctly, you will also be able to create a decent fanbase that will probably support you in the future.
#5 Become a Vlogger
Yesterday, I found a 13 year old Vlogger who had approximately 100.000 subscribers. That’s a lot, considering that she is this young. She is probably able to support her family at the moment. You can imagine how much cash she has managed to raise in the mean-time, because many companies tried to market themselves on her youtube account. Although it might take a while to become popular, you will be making money with your passion, so it might be worth your consideration.
9. Become an Affiliate Marketer – FAST
The most efficient way of making lots of money online is affiliate marketing. Nevertheless, you should have minimal knowledge on how the internet works (more specifically SEO and blogging), before you start. Have an Internet presence with high traffic. Affiliate marketers tend to already have a readership on a web site, blog or forum. The truth is that you can sell stuff for 50-75% commissions, provided that you have a place to market them. The reason why we are placing Affiliate marketing as a number 9 is because it isn’t that “easy” to do, but it can bring great profits.
You should be able to generate Affiliate marketing income if you have a blog or website on which to publish a high-quality review. In other words, if you are already a blog owner, on a blog that ranks well on search engines, your job will be pretty easy. The most successful affiliate marketing campaigns are those that promote products related to the niche. For example, if your blog is about health, you can talk about medical equipment. Remember, that your readers already like you, and they also trust you. Although you might be tempted to through around a lot of useless ads, you should stick on the products that you, yourself have reviewed.
By joining an Affiliate program, and choosing the products you want to sell, you will receive an unique affiliate code that you can use to refer traffic to the target site. In most cases, you will receive a ready made text link or banner.
Learn the company’s terms for affiliate marketing.
Will you be paid per click or per sale?
Will the company track referrals from you with an embedded code in the link or perhaps a coupon for your readers to use?
Does the company have prewritten copy for you to use or will you write your own?
Check the keywords and product name in reviews, such as those found on Amazon, forums and YouTube.
- Seeing what other people are saying helps you understand what is important to potential buyers.
Turn on the creative juices for your Internet marketing campaign.
Develop interesting content that keeps the attention of readers.
Add affiliate links to your content.
Consider combining your work as an Internet affiliate with a blog. (Source: WikiHow)
10. Blog Commenting Services – FAST
One of the fastest ways for businesses and bloggers to grow their websites is by commenting on relevant sites, that offer links in the comment box. Obviously, this is a tedious job, and they are usually busy with other aspects of blog management. That’s where people like you come along. The truth is that it isn’t at all difficult to comment on different blogs, and it doesn’t take that long either. The whole idea is to make the comment look legitimate (not spammy).
If you do this for 2-3 hours a day, on a regular basis, you can make some pretty sweet money. Nevertheless, you might have to become a member of the blog in order to comment. In order to find opportunities like this, you should check out special blogging platforms, and forums. There are also certain groups on Google+ that you could check out.
Sometimes you will also be able to comment on forums, and if you add the link in your signature, you will once again be creating a link for the blogger that you are collaborating with. It’s easy, and effective, and the truth is that there is no special knowledge required to do it.
So these are our best recommendations for people who want to earn easy money. We have arranged the list according to speed, reliability and level of difficulty. Do you agree with the points we have made? Would you like to change anything? Have you ever tried to earn money online through any of these methods? If so, please share your thoughts with us!