4 Best Ways for Making Money Online

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If you are willing to put in a little time and effort, there are legitimate ways to make money online. Some jobs, such as taking surveys or testing websites, will only give you a little extra pocket money. However, other jobs, such as running a niche website or freelance writing, have the potential to become a full-time job.

Complete tasks on the Internet

Take polls

You can earn €50 to €100 a month in cash or products by taking part in online surveys. Find survey sites by searching the internet for “paid surveys.” Sign up for multiple survey sites to improve your chances of being selected for higher-paying surveys. Register with an e-mail address and check your e-mails regularly so that you can react quickly to offers. 

  • Most surveys cost between €1 and €3 and take around 45 minutes to complete.
  • You can also get paid in gift cards, free products, or by entering a sweepstakes.
  • You should never pay to take a survey.
  • Pay attention to the privacy policy, which should be easy to see on the page. You should ensure that the site is not selling your personal information.

Test websites

You can make money by testing the usability of a website from your home (remote usability testing). You do this by navigating through a new website and providing feedback to the owner. Most tests take around 15 minutes and cost up to €10 per test. A test involves running a scenario on the client’s website and recording the process. For example, you might be asked to go through the process of selecting and purchasing items on a retailer’s website. 

  • You will need a computer with a microphone, an updated web browser, and a high-speed internet connection. 

Some of the sites that will pay you to test websites include User TestingWhatUsersDo, UserLytics, UserFeelSwagbucks, and YouEye

Give tutoring

Many families prefer the flexibility of an online tutor. Depending on your background, you can simply help a child with their homework or tutor students. All you need is your own computer and a high-speed internet connection. The experience you need to have depends entirely on the company. Some expect ‘great experience’ while others require a specific educational background. However, most companies require at least a university degree.


Create a niche website

Understand how a niche website works.

A niche website focuses on a very specific piece of information. The content of the page must be very specific, useful, and interesting for a specific target audience. Successful niche websites have between 1,000 and 10,000 visitors per month. You base your content on a specific keyword and generate additional, passive income through Google AdSense (Google’s own advertising service) and by forwarding to specific links.

Find a profitable niche. 

Starting with your interests, write down as many niche ideas as you can. Think about topics that people search for on the internet. Possible ideas include passions (such as surfing or body building), fears (such as spiders or speaking in front of large crowds), and problems (such as getting out of debt). Do keyword research to see if others are interested in the topic. Find out if a domain name is available that matches this keyword 100%.

Set up the page. 

Decide on software for creating websites, such as WordPress, Joomla or Drupal. Next, choose a domain name and web host for your site. The domain name is the address of your site. A web host is a service that connects your site to the internet. Once you have a domain name and web host, go to your hosting account’s control panel and install your website platform. Design your website how you like it and install a theme.

Care for content. 

Find content that certain people will find useful and that will help you climb the search engine ranks. A keyword search can help you figure out what topics people are searching for. Write content on these topics to improve your search engine rankings. You can’t make any money without visitors either.

  • Use a tool like Market Samurai to do your keyword research.
  • Place ads to increase traffic to your site.
  • Create a marketing campaign using social networks like Facebook or Twitter.

Monetize your site.

You can choose from different monetization strategies. You can place ads on your website and get paid per visitor who clicks on it. But you can also offer products, either your own or someone else’s, and get paid per purchase.

  • With Google AdSense, you install a certain code on your website so that advertising links can be displayed. You get paid per visitor who clicks on one of these links.
  • You can also sell ad space on your website.
  • Affiliate marketing means you market products for your niche. To do this, a link or banner ad is displayed on your site. When visitors click and make a purchase, you get a share.

Freelance article writing

Think about your expertise. 

If you take the time to reflect on your experiences, you’ll quickly find that you have more knowledge to write about than you might think. Start by listing three of your assets, such as your professionalism, a particular hobby, or a personality trait. Next, write down three things that inspire you, such as your religion, education, or charity. Finally, write down three of your dreams, such as getting married, traveling a lot, or spending more time with your children. These three lists should give you plenty of ideas for topics to write about. 

Learn the basic principles of effective writing. 

As a freelance writer, most of your work will likely be published online. The principles for writing on the Internet differ slightly from the principles for printed material. The content still needs to be of high quality and well written, but the presentation should be tailored to the way people read the web. 

  • Due to the low resolution of online texts, many readers skim the texts rather than reading them from top to bottom. Make your writing easy to scan by dividing it into multiple sections and using meaningful headings and subheadings.
  • Get straight to the point using an inverted pyramid shape. This means writing the conclusions first and only then giving examples that support them.
  • Write effectively by being brief and using simple language. Aim for an average reading level of eighth grade. Avoid unnecessary and confusing words or expressions.
  • Include keywords or phrases that will improve your search engine rankings.

Find work.

If you’re just starting out, you may also have to accept work on subjects that you don’t really find interesting. You have to be open and willing to work in areas that don’t necessarily correspond to your ideals. However, if you stick with it, not only will you learn about different topics, you can also build a reputation. Over time, you can become more selective with your quests. 

  • Search the internet for freelancer websites (websites for freelancers) that are looking for contractors for work on the internet.

Get sample work. 

When you’re just starting out as a freelance writer and have no publications to date, finding work can sometimes be difficult. However, you can get quality examples of your work if you’re willing to write for free. You can start by publishing content on your own blog or website. You can also write a guest post for someone else’s blog. Last but not least, you can also make a free blog post in exchange for author credit.

Write suggestions. 

Once you’ve found a client you’d like to write for, send them some suggestions, i.e. article ideas. Write suggestions that show not only your expertise but also your enthusiasm for the topic. First read through the client’s publication to familiarize yourself with the topic and category. If possible, identify the appropriate department and address your suggestions to the responsible editor. Also, include a brief synopsis of who you actually are.

Create an author website or blog. 

A website not only showcases your technical prowess, but it also serves as a one-stop shop on the web for clients to connect with you. Keep your website design clean and tidy. Show with examples how you work and write. Make the examples easy to find and read, and make it easy for visitors to figure out how to contact you. A blog highlights your technical skills and showcases your ability to write blog posts. Your blog doesn’t have to be about the topics you write about for your clients. It should even be about a topic that interests you. We want visitors to see that you can not only write, but also build an online community. A good blog has the potential to get you lots of referrals for new clients.

Sell ​​your stuff online

Find items to sell.

Clean up your house. Take a few days or a weekend to tidy up and declutter your house. Identify items that you can throw away, donate, or sell. Categorize the items you want to sell. Different categories of items are appropriate for different websites. You can also go out and buy cheap items and sell them at a small markup.
  • Books, CDs, and DVDs sell well on Amazon.
  • Collectibles, high-end clothing, and small electronics sell well on eBay.
  • eBay Classifieds is best for general items like tools or toys.

Open user accounts. 

Create an account on Amazon, eBay, and eBay classifieds. These platforms make it easy for sellers to open a user account. All you have to do is provide your personal information such as your name and address. The providers also need your account information in order to be able to forward the payments.

  • Amazon sellers connect to their checking accounts. The proceeds from the sales go straight to your account.
  • eBay will forward your payments either directly to your account or to your PayPal account.

Learn the selling guidelines. 

Every internet marketplace has specific guidelines about what you can and can’t sell. Federal and state laws also affect what items may be sold. Basically, you are not allowed to sell weapons, service contracts, animals or tickets. In addition, although not prohibited, certain categories of items, such as art, gift cards, and coupons, are subject to restrictions on the sale. eBay , eBay Classifieds and Amazon post their policies on their websites.

Find out the selling price of similar items. 

Look up the price for expired sales or currently listed items. If there are many similar items, you may need to lower the selling price of your item a bit. 

Consider selling large lots. 

Large lots can be a collection of similar items that are sold in the group. For example, if you have a collection of books, magazines, or similarly priced jewelry, you might consider selling them in one lot. You may not make as much money as if you had sold the items individually, but the sale is processed much faster.

Write a full description. 

Providing more details about the item increases the likelihood of a sale. Since the buyer can’t personally inspect the item before purchasing it, you should provide them with as much information about it as possible so they know what they’re buying. If an item is used, be honest and forthright about its condition. 

  • Read your description again before posting it.
  • Use a meaningful title. It should contain key information about the product, such as its size, color, and design.

Add high-quality images.

Use multiple images showing the item from different angles. Remove any clutter from the background so as not to draw attention away from the article itself. Use natural lighting instead of flash. Take close-up photos so customers can see all the details. 

Offer excellent customer service. 

Respond to all customer questions as quickly as you can. Be professional and polite. Positive communication improves your reputation with customers and can ensure repeat business. You should also pack the product well and ship it quickly. If a product is damaged through your fault or is on the road forever, it can earn you negative reviews. Pack all goods, especially fragile ones, with appropriate packaging. Try to send the items as soon as possible after receiving the money. 

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