9 ways to make money online for beginners
1. Complete surveys
I earned my first dollars online in 2012 by completing surveys on various websites. Although it was not very lucrative for the time that I put into it – I earned about 1.20 dollars per survey that I spent half an hour on – it was just enough to build up a capital and start a website. In total I earned 50 dollars in 2 months.
An advantage of this method is that you know in advance exactly how much you will receive per survey. So you can choose to only fill in the higher-paid surveys and leave the cheap surveys to the left. A disadvantage is that you can not just fill in endless surveys. In fact, a survey can only be completed by a specific target group (the target group differs per survey). As a result, there are not always surveys available to fill in and it may just be that one day you only completed 1 or 2 surveys and therefore earned almost nothing.
2. Write reviews
A nice way to earn money online and at the same time improve your writing skills is by writing reviews. This may sound like a boring activity, but if you write reviews about books, movies or the albums of your favorite artist, for example, it might be fun. However, the profit potential is very small and you will certainly not become rich. If you’d like to write reviews I’d recommend you start blogging, which is a much more lucrative way to earn money online.
3. Online Gambling
There are several casino websites where you can gamble online to earn some extra money. The key word here is luck, since the chance that you become a millionaire with this method is almost zero. There are big jackpots where you can win a few tons, but most players will never make a profit. I have played poker online for a while and with caution I have won a bit, but nowadays I do not like it anymore, and I have found other ways that work better and earn better.
Another way of gambling where you have a better chance of winning is betting on sport. For example, if you know a lot about football, you can use your knowledge to predict game scores and such on unibet.
Fiverr is a handy platform where you can sell yourself for different services for $5 per job. Think of services such as translating a text, creating a logo, writing an article, SEO, writing a text, programming jobs and so on. If you have a certain skill that many people offer work for, you can easily receive 10 jobs per day and you earn 50 dollars a day. Remember that when you receive a lot of jobs, you are doing it all day long, so it is not so handy if you also have a full-time job.
I myself often use Fiverr to find people for useful services such as creating a t-shirt design or a simple logo, and I also offered my own SEO services in the past.
If you are good at writing, you can offer your services on a website. This is a big marketplace where people are looking for writers for articles for their websites. This can vary from simple blog posts to professional articles. So there is always a job that meets your skills and knowledge.
You can register for free as an author and then only need to submit a registration text to be approved. Depending on how many jobs you hire and how good you are in writing, you can earn good money.
Etsy is an online store where you can sell homemade items and earn a lot of money. It does not cost any money to open an Etsy store and it is therefore accessible to everyone. However, it costs you a small amount to add multiple products to your store, about 20 cents per product.
The useful thing about Etsy is that you do not have to promote your product yourself. Etsy receives a huge amount of visitors per day and people will certainly see your product when they search for relevant products.
You have to be a real Crea Bea for it. But if you have a store that runs well, you can easily earn a full-time income with it.
The possibilities with Youtube are endless. You can make videos about everything you can think of, think of educational videos such as guitar tutorials, piano tutorials, programming tutorials, web design tutorials, make-up tutorials. Or funny videos like a comedy channel, or even review videos about products. You name it.
When you have many views you can start a partnership with YouTube, and thus earn money with advertisements. The more views you have, the more money you can earn. Remember that you have to have a huge number of views to earn a strong income with Youtube. You do not even earn 1 full cent per view per view. What you can do to increase your income is promoting affiliate products. Just make sure you do not do this too often. If you promote too many products, your Youtube channel just looks like a publicity channel, and as a result you will lose many followers.
An advantage of making Youtube videos is that they stay online, and you continue to earn money passively even if you do not make new films anymore. Be sure to check out my guide on making money with youtube!
Some people blog as a hobby, and others purely for the money. But there are also bloggers who combine both and use their hobby blog to earn some extra money. If you start a blog with a topic such as cooking, pets, traveling or anything else you’re interested in, you can place ads on your blog when you have a lot of visitors to make money. Some bloggers earn more than 40,000 dollars per month with their blog. Another way to make money with blogging is to promote affiliate products, you can read more about this below.
9. Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is by far the best way to make money online. You can read exactly what affiliate marketing is. Affiliate marketing in a nutshell is: making money by promoting other people’s products. For example, if you have a website about beds and mattresses, you can process product links in your articles that refer to a web shop. When the visitor buys a bed at the webshop you earn a small commission of about 5-12%. By using good SEO to ensure that thousands of visitors come to your site and refer hundreds of them per day to the webshop that buy something, you can earn thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars per month.
This is just one example, there are also other lucrative ways to get people to click on your affiliate links, for example by building a large facebook page or twitter account and promoting affiliate products, or by building up a mailing list. How to build a complete website to make money with affiliate marketing can be found in this manual.
Choose for yourself which way of earning money best suits you and your skills. Are you good at writing? Then you can sell your services as a freelancer, or start a blog, or start an affiliate website with some copywriting skills. Are you charismatic or good at making videos? Then you can start a Youtube channel. Do you know a lot about sports? Then you can try to win money by predicting match results. The possibilities are endless!
Do not be fooled by the many sales talks that promise you that you can earn hundreds of dollars within a week. The above ways do have a low access threshold, but they do require some effort to earn money. There is no scenario in which the money comes to you! (unless you win the lottery then ..)