The most searched for keywords on Google are ‘how do I make money online,’ or variations of it as more and more people are turning to the internet in an effort to change their career or make some extra cash on the side. The internet has plenty of opportunities for people to make money and we’re going to take a look at just some of the ways that you can follow in the footsteps of those making money online.
Since its creation in 2005 by 3 former Paypal employees, YouTube has become one of the internet’s most important sites, bought out by Google in 2006, the site sees millions of visitors every day. YouTube has also given hundreds of thousands of people the opportunity to become stars of these screen and you can utilize the platform to make some money yourself. If you can make a video and entertain people then you can make great money from advertising if you can amass a strong viewership. It is important that you are captivating, I was watching one of TB Joshua’s sermons at the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) the other day, he and his church have over 170 million all time views and it was easy to see why, if you want a lesson in engaging an audience then check out the way in which Joshua delivers his message to the camera and his congregation.
You don’t need to be a technology genius in order to find freelance work online, it could help you earn more money if you have more skills but it isn’t obligatory. You can find lots of working opportunities in jobs such as virtual assistant tasks, email handling, content writing or even translation jobs. Simply sign up to a website like Upwork where you can upload your resume, add your skills and be connected to hundreds of potential employers who are looking for people to complete tasks for them. This is a great way of making money on your own terms and many have careers in this type of online freelance work.
Creating a blog can be a great hobby and if you can connect with enough people who like your work then you can turn it into a money making website. When creating your blog it is important that you aim to focus on a niche topic, if you write about something very broad and general then you are less likely to gain a loyal following who will come back to your site time and time again. Write great quality content regularly, promote your site online and once you have high enough traffic figures, you could sell some of the space on your websites to advertisers and place things like Google Adsense on your site which will pay you depending on how many people hit your site each day. To maintain a strong audience it is important that you interact with those who are viewing your blog, this is not a faceless industry and people want to know who is behind the blog.