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10 ways to earn money online, working from home

Introduction

Do you want to earn money online? Here you will find 10 ways to work from home and increase your income. Considering the problems in the job market, more and more people are working online to earn extra money. Often these small jobs grow into full-time businesses with earnings that exceed regular salaries.

Takeaways

  • Do a job you like, from home
  • Use your experience and passion
  • Earn money with advertising and useful tips

1. Create your own blog

If you are passionate about a particular topic, starting a blog gives you the chance to share your passion with other people. You can present your ideas and help others with your experience. You can earn money using advertising, sponsorships, affiliate marketing, reviews, courses and books.

To get started, you can see my guide on how to create a site.

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2. Freelance jobs

Freelance jobs offer a wide range of opportunities to make money online. You can start with little experience and then grow. With your skills, projects and profits also increase. Among the most sought after jobs are: writer, designer, developer and translator. Many offers for freelancers can be found on platforms like Upwork and Fiverr. Here you can list what you offer and search for new projects that are right for you. Sites like Monster and LinkedIn also offer jobs, both permanent and as freelancers.

If you have a portfolio of work to display or want to start by publishing something of your own, you can put it on your site. To get started, you can see my guide on how to create a site.

3. Working as a Virtual Assistant

Both companies and freelancers are looking for virtual assistants. Virtual assistants can perform administrative tasks online. This work can include email management, arranging appointments and more. In the case of professionals, your activities can extend to managing the website, its contents, up to writing SEO-optimized blog posts. The more you have to offer, the more you can earn.

4. Test other websites

One of the best ways to know if a website, as well as a product or service, is to ask users directly what they think about it. This is also what large companies do, relying on sites to collect information from their users. One of the best sites that requires your help is User Interviews. Between tests, interviews, focus groups and use cases, the site can pay you between 20 and 400 Euros. If you manage to take part in online studies that last for several days, you can earn even more than 1,500 Euros.

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5. Sell products online

Do you have items that you no longer use? Or do you make handcrafted products? Or maybe you like writing books? You can use platforms like eBay, Amazon or Etsy to sell them. These platforms allow you to reach a large audience both local and international and turn unused items into money.

6. Create content on YouTube

If blogging is perfect for those who love to write, then YouTube is ideal for those who love making videos. The concept remains the same: share your ideas, your passions and your knowledge with others. YouTube is a platform that allows you to earn money through advertising. The good thing is that they help you get your video seen by the millions of users of the platform. The downside is that you can’t control users and you can’t contact them directly like you can with a blog and your own site.

7. Affiliate marketing

The concepts of blogging and YouTube about passion and your experience apply here. In the case of affiliate marketing, you abstract from the specific platform and focus on the product and service you advertise. In fact, you can choose from a series of products, you can talk about them, review them, make videos of them and convince your audience to buy them. As soon as your fans buy something you recommended, you earn a percentage. This way you don’t need your own product or offer and can just focus on sharing it with your followers.

8. Create digital products

If you like working in the digital world, you can create and sell your own products such as ebooks, guides or works of art on platforms like Etsy. The advantage of digital products is that you can create them once, share them on sales platforms and then sell them again and again. You can enter the virtuous circle of passive income.

9. Write a book

Generalizing the concept of ebook, you can write a book. In this case, you can share your knowledge or write a personal or fictional story. You can publish it on platforms like Amazon Kindle and earn on sales.

10. Create online courses

Even for online courses, if you are an expert in a certain field, you can create and sell online courses on platforms like Udemy or Teachable. You can combine your passions with passive income.

Conclusion

There are many opportunities to earn money online, ranging from small extra sums to full-time jobs. Evaluate what you like, what you do well and what goals you have and then go with your path. Here I have reported the options that I evaluate with my clients. I have left out other methods that have a high risk and can be counterproductive. I have seen people lose small fortunes with cryptocurrencies and therefore I do not feel like including this method.

The digital possibilities are remarkable and generally require time and a good strategy to bear the desired results. With the right effort you can achieve a significant source of revenue.

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