The search term ‘how to make money online’ must be up there with the most popular searches on the internet. I have noticed it very often when I do searches for myself. Out of curiosity, I often check the available advice. Honestly, not much of it is very helpful. That is why I decided to do some digging for some legit business that can be done online. Read on and hopefully, you’ll grasp one that works for you.
Before diving into the actual businesses, let me outline some important practices that should guide you in whatever niche you choose.
Think things through and figure out what you are good at and what will push you every morning and keep you going. You don’t have to be an expert in it. All you need to do is keep working and growing it until you are perfect at it. In the long run, you will be able to fit in and make good money wherever you will be comfortable working from.
You might want to do all sorts of things to make money online. But, never sacrifice your morals and ethics for money. You will end up putting a lot of people off and lose a lot of social platforms’ trust and they may end up blocking your accounts.
If you decide to, for example, start a Vlog, podcast, or any other platform that addresses a large number of people, ensure you add value to their lives through any information you pass to them. This will not only empower your audience but it will also help you grow your numbers both in consumers and earnings.
With these principles in mind, the following are some easy and legit ways you can make money online.
Selling your old clothes that no longer fit or you don’t like but are in good condition is a great way to make money. You can ask your friends to put them on and take clear photos and post them on social media and find buyers. Be careful when meeting with strangers while doing deliveries and also while doing transactions.
Although most online work falls under the freelancing category, the term is mostly used to refer to jobs like writing, programming, marketing, consultation, and design. There are a number of websites that will link you with very many opportunities to turn that into money. The websites include Fiverr, Upwork, and Iwriter to mention a few.
A lot of sites will pay you handsomely for giving them reviews about their new Apps’ performance. You will however need to take and pass a small test. Sites like UserTesting.com usually pay up to $120 for participating in a video chat with a customer after the test.
If you have a spare bedroom available in areas where people like to vacation, you can list it on Airbnb and make good money from hosting guests. Ensure the place is cleaned and the whole property is well kept to get good reviews from your clients. Don’t forget to carefully read through the rental agreement before starting.
They don’t pay as much but you can always generate a few bucks by taking surveys online. A few sites also pay using gift cards which are often better than hard cash.
Becoming a private tutor can be very lucrative especially if you are good at math, science, or foreign languages. Tutoring can be done online in most cases. Charges depend on your experience and what is in demand. You can advertise your services on school websites if they allow it or any of the many available social platforms.
Once you set out, always keep this in mind:
No matter what kind of remote work you are doing, always treat it like a business. Speaking to and visiting several people, I have noticed that they take online gigs lightly and hence do not last in the trade. Always address your clients formally. If there has to be a formal tone, let it come from them; not you.
Also, you need to have a work ethic. Do not get into the habit of sitting on a task and then lying to clients as you seek a deadline extension.
Present yourself as a professional. Have a website and properly presented profiles on social media and LinkedIn. Develop a work setting space in your home or whatever you are working from. Make it a business; not a gig or a temporary hustle. Then watch your figures grow and grow!