One of the most discussed topics on the internet today is the subject of “How to make money online fast and free”, and to be sincere many digital marketers has done great justice to it by putting out many helpful contents on the subject.
And I will herein admit that those were in fact, the bedrock for the knowledge I have over the years amassed about this topic of legitimately making money online .
However, I figured it did make sense to further reinstate the fact that it is possible to make money online through the internet with the aid of online systems such as, blogging, advertising programs, affiliate marketing, information marketing and the list is actually endless.
To guide you on some of the online business models that exist on the internet today, I wrote this definitive guide and I’d love for you to check it out. It’s really going to come handy for you!
Now, this is contrary to popular beliefs that “it is easy to make money online’, I put it to you very truthfully folks, it is very difficult to make money online though it is entirely possible to make money online, even huge money into your bank account if you will but follow religiously some of the things I will here put up for you.
Just before I delve into sharing with you my how to make money online fast and free, I’d just like to plead with you to carefully read this guide and apply the shared points as it may be the very ingredient to help you in your quest of making money online.
Okay if you are still with me, come jump on the boat with me as we sail into this pertinent discussion of making money online fast and free, whether as a student or a young adults looking to live independently.
5 Cool Ways to Make Money Online Fast and Free…
This is How to Make Money Online Fast and Free!
#1. Blogging – This has to be the first on my list of online making money strategies. Why is that so? That’s because it is the foremost and the most reliable way to make money online free and fast.
How about take a cursory gaze into the world around you and you’d find out that there are in fact, 1, 2 or more bloggers in one or two families around you.
I know this because in my own family, we’ve got two bloggers; my little brother and yours faithfully. 🙂 Though blogging to the former is rather a fun thing to do than it is a business system and money making machine.
Sincerely, blogging is one proven method of making money online. I have seen folks who have through blogging increased their monthly earnings to some staggering 5, 6, even 7-figures. That’s pretty huge, right?
In true sense, every other methods of making money online I will here mention or that you find from your surfing online from one weblog to the other will only tie with this method of making money online – blogging.
Now you might ask, “Sam, what does it take to be a blogger? How do you even start a blog?”
Well, I will help you by answering the two questions to the best of my knowledge. 🙂
What it takes to be a blogger…
- To be a blogger, you will need your mind and your resolution to want to actually take on the career head on.
- To be a blogger, you will need to make sure to load your blog with valuable contents week-in-week-out.
- To be a blogger, even one that is successful, you will need to get clarity on what it is exactly you want to blog about. I mean you can’t just go blogging about everything from entertainment to how to blog or make money online.
How to start a blog of means…
In this article I published on Huffington Post, I did an extensive write-up on how to start a blog in 6 ways and those were my best tips on the subject. You can trust me on this one!
However, I will quickly give you a bulleted list of how to start a blog in the event that you don’t want to leave this blog until you get to the last line of this post.
- Decide on what to blog about – If your passions are to motivate others to take action, then it just makes sense to let your blog and content be geared towards motivating people. Hence, I created a blog centered on motivation back in 2013 until my focus changes from that to helping people start, launch, and grow a successful online business.
- Choose a platform – Now, there are several options to choose from when it comes to choosing platforms. There are platforms like Blogger, Typepad, mention, Wix, and a more subtle one I love and always recommend to people, WordPress. You should check with wordpress to see if like me, it’s what you want to build your business on.
- Get a domain name – It’s important to get a domain name as it is the first step towards getting your business online. However, there are some things you’ve got to take note of and my friend Oleg did justice to that in his post, 12 tips for choosing the right domain. And you can get your domain via Godaddy, Namecheap and any other domain platforms out there.
- Get a web host – After getting a domain name, the next best thing to do is to get a good, reliable web host. There are a lot of them but then I use Arvixe and Godaddy respectively. You can carry out your research on this one.
- Install your site – This will usually take less than 15minutes to setup, maybe 10.
I believe you are still with me. Are you?
So when you have successfully put to use my thoughts up there, then you are sure to become a successful blogger – and becoming a successful blogger means making huge money online.
Let’s jump on the next page…
Read this: Quick Tips of Online Contents That Go Viral
#2. Google Adsense Program – Now this is one of the foremost things to integrate your blog with if you were to start making money online from the first day/week of your blogging career.
For me, it took several months, 3yrs to be precise to cash out my first dollars online.
It was no jokes having to wait that long before I made that meager of $80 but my tenacious attitude and love for what I do kept me ticking.
Now, this is why I always advocate for people to first find out what their purpose is, that is the direction they want to go with their blogs before going all out to launch their sites or even buy a domain name.
I’d say though that it took me those long year to make my first dollars online simply because I didn’t know how to integrate money making strategies into my blogging system.
A blog is actually a system or a channel and you are not going to make a dime with your blog until you find the plugs that you can connect into a socket, which is otherwise known as a blog.
Does this make sense to you?
I am hopeful. 🙂
So, in the summer of 2014 I applied to work with Google Adsense Team to show their advertising images on my blogging platforms via some lines of codes that provided me with and that was it – that was how I started making money online via my blog by integrating Google Adense with my blog.
You see the connection?
Recommended: How to Get Google Adsense Account Approval – A Step-by-Step Guide with Videos
#3. Affiliate Marketing – Affiliate marketing is one of the top effective ways to make money online. In fact, top internet marketers recommend it to their subjects, that is audience as it is what they themselves is deploying to stay on top of the blogging industry.
How it works…
Research and find a product, test it, write your views about the product and actively promote the content with your audience, then cross your legs to wait for your commissions to start rolling in.
That’s much it.
However, you will need to work your ass out in finding a good, thriving, and a product that doesn’t just have the likelihood of going viral but that has the effect to add value to people’s lives. People buy value not just the product.
Karan did a good job with his post on how to monetize your blog traffic with amazon affiliate program. You should totally check that out.
By the way, I found a good resource written by Alvin Chadwick on the 5 crucial tactics for affiliate marketing success and I believe it will worth your while, especially if you want to go route of making money online via affiliate marketing.
You can always start your journey with affiliate marketing by visiting Commission Junction or check with your domain and hosting companies to see if they have the option of affiliate marketing. They almost always have.
If you use premium plugins, that is paid plugins or templates, you can also work with them as an affiliate marketer by applying to talk about them with your network of friends.
Do you get my drifts?
#4. Podcasting – I know some of you might be wondering and might even ask to know why podcasting is a means of making money online.
Well, I will tell you. 🙂
Podcasting is another form of radio broadcasting and if done well by the podcaster can become a very powerful of increasing sales.
How do I mean?
You can record 50 podcasts and put stack them up into a DVD to sell to your fans later on, or you can ultimately turn these podcast episodes into an online course that people can join with a fee.
I mean you just have to be creative and after all said and done, making money online involves creativity. Plenty of it!
More so, if you are a very articulate person who knows how to choose their words and use them to paint vivid pictures in the minds of the readers, you can be sure that companies will locate you to want to work with you just so that can promote their product on your shows.
Now, that sounds like fun, isn’t it?
Listen to my podcast: How to Build a Successful Online Business with Joe Pardo
#5. Write Books – The best way out of all the mentioned ways above is definitely writing books. Some internet marketers call this strategy of making money online, ‘information marketing’.
How many books have you seen from your hops on several weblogs?
I bet you can’t count. Can you?
Personally, I can’t recount how many books I’ve seen, downloaded and read from the blogs I read daily.
What those digital marketers do is that they give you those free books because they want you to know, like, and trust them.
And until I trust you enough to read your blog daily by the values in which you induce in me every day, I can’t trust you with my money.
So people are writing books these days and are actively selling on online markets such as, Amazon, eBay, and the likes of them.
I won’t talk too much on this because this on its own can fill the pages of a book, if you know what I am saying.
By the way, I just published my first ever Kindle Book (101 Common Blogging Mistakes: And Smart Fixes) and it’s sold for as low as 0.99cents – you can get it here on Amazon.
These are the five steps in which I believe you can start making money online the little time 2016 vanishes into oblivion.
Right now though, I can categorically tell you that I make money via writing books and writing for people, which is otherwise known as Freelance Writing.
I am sure that if you will but take your time to read, digest, and religiously take action on the five steps to make money online that I share with you, you will definitely hit me up someday to thank me for taking the time and initiative to churn out this content.
Please, use the comment box to air your thoughts; I’d like to hear from you. Like what you feel about this content and what you’ve been doing to make money online fast and free.
Thanks for your time!
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Did you just say authentic ways to make money online? You heard me right. I’m sure you’re wondering how that is even possible. Well, I can understand you. In Nigeria, it’s hard to make sustainable money from your 9-5 jobs, let to talk of now making money online.
You see, digital technology, combined with your talent and passion is a money-making opportunity waiting to happen. Whether you’re looking to pocket a little extra cash or significant part-time income, these ideas could put you on the road to a prosperous lifetime.
Trust you don’t mind but I love sharing stories. So,I recently met this dude and we got into some random talks – “how are you?”, “I’m fine”, “what do you do?”, “I do A and I do B”. “Oh you’re a blogger? And do you make money from it?” he asked in excitement somewhat mixed with curiosity. “Yes I am. And I make substantial amount of money from it every month”, I said.
I could see it written all over his face that he was already interested on the subject and wanted badly to know how that works but was however skeptical as to if truly it is possible for someone to actually make money online.
Well, I am going to hope he’s reading this now because this article is my response to him, plus I hope my readers find this article useful to them. Are you still with me? Let’s ride!
Making money online is very possible but I must however remind you that there’s no shortcut, no rocket science and no get-rich-quick-scheme of making money online like some so called gurus promise.
All those eBooks you see on “Make Money Fast with This Powerful Technique”, “10 Easy Ways to Make Money Online”, and “3 Secrets of Making Money Online”, are nothing but lies. They just want to make money from you. Albeit, some of them are true, like this one but trust me you’ve got to really work your ass out just as you would when you’re starting out on an offline business of your own.
Making money online takes time, effort, planning and consistency, plus identifying your market structure – your target audience and how you will reach them. Making money online is more about selling your talents and being consistent at dishing out value.
So in this article I share 10+ Powerful and Genuine ways to make money online.
Learn Authentic Ways to Make Money Online
1. Start a Blog
Blogging is becoming increasingly popular. You can set up a blog in less than an hour. There are many free blogging platforms you can use at first. When you get comfortable, and then pay for your own hosting and domain name.
You can blog about anything you like, from your weird uncle Jackson to politics, your weight loss plan, entertainment and your lovely girlfriend to finding a job, how much you hate paying taxes and everything else in between. No matter how bizarre and unusual your blog is, there is always an audience for it.
You can monetize your blog to generate revenue by displaying Adsense ads, selling affiliate products, selling your own stuff, selling advertising space and etc.
However, contrary to popular belief, becoming a pro blogger and making a living as such, takes lots of work and time. You have to be patient and willing to put a lot of time and effort into it.
2. Try Google Adsense
Google Adsense is one of the foremost, best and of course easy way to make money online. Got a fantastic blog running with all the necessary pages that Google require and you’ve got a good number of posts on your blog and those posts are driving you plenty traffic? Then Google Adsense is your best bet.
I’ve seen folks who their essential income comes from Google even though they do have other stream of income. Linda Ikeji asides the normal direct advertisement she does also enjoys Google’s money, and God bless her she’s got massive people trafficking her website daily. My 21 year old friend – Justice Ifeyinka is another dude who makes serious money from this money making means.
How it works: You apply for their program as a publisher and they check to see if your blog meets their expectation, if it does they approve you and you can now start fetching the codes and placing it on your blog. That’s it – you can now start making money from your traffic!
3. Become an Affiliate Marketer.
This is a great way to make money for promoting someone else’s products or services without having to carry any inventory. Affiliate advertisements are usually incorporated into your website/blog/page via linked articles (great when your content is strong and compelling, but must be done carefully to avoid looking spammy), product-placement videos (great if you’re funny or have performance talent), or, less and less commonly, banner ads (pretty ineffective, as most people avoid these like the plague). If necessary, you can also become an affiliate marketer without a website (by posting videos on YouTube containing links to the product, for example). Check out a site like Commission Junction for possible products and services.
If you have a lot of traffic, you might want to do cost-per-click advertising, which doesn’t earn you much per click but banks on the fact that the sheer number of visitors will build your revenue.
If you have very strong content, you might want to do cost-per-acquisition advertising, which makes you a decent commission (either a fixed amount or a commission, depending on what you’ve pre-agreed to) every time someone on your site makes a purchase with your affiliate company.
4. Join Contest
Online contest is also one of the coolest ways you can make money online. I tried this one several times in 2013/2014 and trust me I love it only that it can be so stressful at times.
I remember how I will be online all of the time blasting my Facebook friends and groups about a contest going on which if they join will make them $500.
Of course many people will join the contest through my referral links thereby giving me a higher chance of winning the contest. I didn’t win all of the time though but I’d made substantial amount of money from it.
How it works: Research and join a contest – the ones that involves money of course not accessories (you can join these ones too if you’re a lover of gadgets, I’m not so I didn’t join’em). Try as much as you can to be online and share your referral link(it will be generated for you after you’re through joining the contest) with your friends, either through email or any social networking site, I prefer the later though.
Tips: Don’t go spamming people’s walls or inbox. Be creative and choosy while doing this.
- Join Writing Contest
Do you have a writing ability and you think your writing can cut across to people and make them want to like, comment and share it with their friends? Do you think your piece has the chance of going viral?
If your answer to these questions is “Yes” then you might want to try your hands on “writing contests”.
This is another brilliant way I make money online. Here’s what I do; I research such blogs and make sure to prepare my best article and give it an attention grabbing headline. Then I make sure I pitch the owner of the blog about my article while also showing them the sample of some of my other posts.
Once the post is published, I make sure to stay online at least share it with my friends on all the social networks I am on, asking them to like, comment and share it with their friends. The metric use in knowing the winner is the highest number of likes comments and shares.
You’re assured to make money online with this means only if you are willing to spare your time and just do it right.
Tips: If you write your articles within 10m, you might want to increase it to 30m or 1hr, because you want to make it your best article. And if you write short articles you might want to improve the length. One of my best and converting articles online till date is my guest post on a friend’s blog. It got 169 comments and about 2k likes and shares. And that article was 4,600 words long. And till date, that article remains Charmin Patel’s most popular post.
6. Commenting Contest
This is another good way to make money online. Kingged.com used to be my go to place to make money online back then. My friend Kingsley did a great job by creating that platform as he helped a lot of folks, not only Nigerians alone but others from all over the world.
Note: This form of making money online is not easy at all but if you’re really in for it and can spare some time and effort you can be sure to make $20 everyday.
7. Micro Job Board – Make Money with Your Talent
This use to be my coolest way of making money online until school took over my time. So I had to stop the business because I didn’t have the time and energy to combine school and work together at the time. And to do this kinda business successfully you will need to always stay online almost 24/7 to reply to client’s messages and at the same time try to convert those messages into orders & sales.
There are actually a number of sites that offers this make money online opportunity and the best that I can think of right now is Fiverr. Just like the name infers, you work for people for a meager of $5. I know you’re thinking “But that’s too small, Sam. Trust me it’s not if you look at it from an entrepreneur approach.
Say you get job to write a 500 words article and every each day you get 10 of such jobs. Let me do the mathematics for you: 10 x $5 = $50 and $50 x 30days = $1500. I’m thinking you’re a Nigerian, so convert that amount to naira and tell me how much is that? Again, let me help you. $1500 x 202 = N303, 000. You can bet that most white collar jobs in or outside Nigeria don’t pay this huge, do they? I stand to be corrected.
Trust me I so love micro job business and I love fiverr because fiverr money is sweet and it helps me pay my bills. (If you want to learn fiverr and make money online, contact me through my contact details below).
8. Flipping Website and Domain
Domain and Website Flipping is another popular way people make money online these days. It’s Just like flipping houses! Buy good domains and resell for a profit. Build a website or a blog, work on it for a while and once you got it to a stable point, let it go for a nice chunk of change. People like websites that are ready to go, and they do shell out handsomely. Hundreds of websites are bought and sold every day on sites like Flippa.com.
Last year when I needed to pay my school fees, I looked around and realized I had about 4 websites. So I thought to myself “Sam, it won’t hurt if you just let two of your sites go”. That was exactly what I did – I sold the two sites on Flippa, don’t ask me how much I sold it, because you won’t get an answer. 🙂
8. Sell Your Own Product
Selling your own product is the key to liberation and online success. Ever wanted to live an internet lifestyle? You might want to start creating and selling your products online.
I can already here you saying, “But Sam Isn’t creating products a daunting task? How about when I don’t know what to create? And Sam, how do I even market and sell my own products?” Seems have got a number of questions to answer here. 🙂
Well, like some experts say, “Creating a product is not as hard as selling the product”. That said. Creating a product is very easy and selling it is equally easy though it takes time and efforts and also a gift of the gab – by gift of the gab, I mean your ability to persuade and convince people that your product is the best and that they should buy it. Interpersonal skill is another requisite greatly required when trying to sell your products yourself and online for that matter.
Products that sell: eBooks, DVDs, Podcast and a number of sellable products.
EBook is #1 on the list because a lot of people feel is the easiest way to be a published writer and trust me it sells relatively fast unlike others. It’s just a soft copy remember – we’re in smartphone age and a lot of these folks love to go around with them. EBooks however are not for everyone, but if you’ve ever found an innovative solution to a desperate situation and wished you could have simply paid someone to give you the answer sooner, it’s likely there’s a market out there for an eBook on the subject.
I read a story last fall about a man who was at the shopping mall on a shopping adventure. In no time, he heard a conversation between this two folks – the sales guy and the buyer. It was certain the mall didn’t have what this guy wants but the ones they have are either too cumbersome or he just didn’t like it. “What do you guys have? Like don’t you have Internet for dummies?”he yelled out loud.
Tommy, who has been listening to their conversation, smiled and went his way home. On getting home, he started a research and wrote his first book “Internet for Dummies”, he came back to the mall and distributed his works to them and that’s how he started “stuffs for dummies” and made himself rich.
So guys, to know what your market needs you might want to try Tom’s technique out by going to malls and listening to conversations of people. 🙂
My Tips: Shop around to see what else is available and look for people posting in forums with similar issues. You shouldn’t waste your time and effort on writing an eBook about something someone can readily find answers to; it’s something you want to reserve for people who are at their wit’s end. You got the vibe right?
10. Become a Freelance Article Writer
Sell articles. Lots of small businesses, websites, and marketers need good written content and smooth keyword integration to help them get more traffic.
Though you won’t make much to start with, most articles will only be 200 to 300 words, which are a snap to crank out. As you prove yourself to be capable, you can start charging more for your services. If you’re a skilled writer, you might even try submitting your work to formal publications.
Really, if this is what you think you love and can do, then you might want to start with Fiverr – their market place is the best and they get over 10million daily traffic that you don’t have to worry about driving traffic to your profile.
To succeed with this means of making money online, you might want to consult with experts. If you have a friend or colleague who has had success making money online, tap into his/her knowledge and experience. Find out what has worked well or what he/she has tried that bombed. Extract as much knowledge and insight to help guide you in how you will create your online business. (Contact me if you would love to use my help)
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11. Design Logos
Hundreds of new websites and blogs are born every day. Most of them will need a logo, but not every site owner knows how to make a logo. If you have some design talent, you can create a small business out of it, offering custom logo creations on webmaster related forums and classified ads sites.
Actually, a good number of my friend make substantial amount of money from this means and they are so wise to sell their talents using Fiverr as a market place.
Oh you don’t have professional software? Then, use free imaging tools such as PhotoFilter to make stunning logos.Don’t know where to sell? Try Fiverr.
12. Start a Podcast
Think of it as voice or video blogging. Use free services like Odiogo.com to turn your blog into a podcast! Talk about interesting topics that will draw in lots of audience.
Once you have established yourself and have a decent size audience, monetize your podcast with ads. It’s a joyful and really fun way of turning a passion into a profitable web-based business.
One of my friends, Dayo Samuel, does podcast on his blog and the design of is blog is a reflection of the huge money he makes from it.
Now, these are great ways you can actually make money online and never have to worry yourself again about the global economy melt down of your country while also staying atop of your business as it is popularly said “Money is a Motivation”. As you make money, you continue to be fired up to churn out value and make even more money.
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