How To Actually Make Money Online: The Beginner's GuideStruggling to pay the bills? Or do you just need that extra cash for that extra something in your life? In the end, whatever you need that extra money is entirely your business. If you found this page through Google, I'll assume you typed something like "Beginners Guide To Making Money Online?", or "How to make extra money online?", and you need to make money fast. Before we begin, however, let us put one thing straight:
Earning money online is not that easy. Depending on how big your earning goals are, you have to work hard and be consistent.
Taking action and actually committing to doing something is the hard part.
As the saying goes, there are a million ways to make a million dollars, but if you don't focus on one single thing then you will most likely never get there.
But it is definitely possible.
Yes, with a little work you can make a more than decent side income online. Even if you don’t live in the United States.
The internet is full of useless, "how to become rich" junk articles. Clickbait titles such as “10 Easy Ways To Become A Millionaire In a Month!” are the first things to show up when you search it up on Google. Okay, maybe that was a bit of an exaggeration, but you get my point. Either way, these sites and articles are more often than not just a lure to get you onto their site. Instead of giving you useful and honest information, they hide their "mastermind" tactics on how to become rich behind paid guides. Like really, why does a PDF need to cost $99?
We hope to change that. In this post, we will share some of the ways that we use every month to make some extra income, as well as some more adventurous ones for you to try out. You shouldn't expect to make a living from our methods, but it is possible to make extra cash on the side for your habits/needs.
What if I don't live in America?
Let’s get this one out of the way first. You don’t live in the USA, does that mean it is impossible to earn decent cash? No. It makes the opportunities a little harder to come by, but there are certainly still opportunities out there.
The US seems to lead the way in online beer money/making money online in general. A lot of sites are US only. There are also a lot of sites out there that will ACCEPT workers from all over the world, but all of the better and more high paying jobs are still US only. Examples of this are sites like Amazon's Mechanical Turk, which is "open" to various other countries but when push comes to shove, the jobs are still massively US-focused. It’s unfortunate, but it is what it is.
There are some sites that I tend to think of as the commonwealth sites. These are sites, outside the US, that focus primarily on Canada, the UK, Australia, India, and a few western EU countries. We will mainly focus on global sites, but also these more particular ones.
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1. PASSIVE INCOME METHODS
2. GET PAID TO (GPT) SITESPotential Monthly Income: $10+ per month
Summary: Passive income is a dream of many: earning a living while doing nothing. Here are the ways we manage to earn money passively every month.
3. GET PAID TO TAKE SURVEYS ONLINEPotential Monthly Income: $15 to $250+ per month
Summary: Get-paid-to sites are among the best ways of making money online. With a GPT site, you make money for completing free offers and tasks. There is no catch. Simply follow the TOS, complete the tasks, and get paid nearly immediately.
4. AFFILIATE MARKETINGPotential Monthly Income: $15 to $250+ per month
Summary: This is the method that you will find on every money making guide, ever. And for good reason, mind you. If you get serious about it, you could easily bring in a cool $250 extra each month.
5. FREELANCE WRITINGPotential Monthly Income: $100 – $50,000+ per month (yes, really)
Summary: Affiliate marketing is about making money. A bunch of money. Money for doing nothing. If you have ever googled up about affiliate marketing, then this is probably what you would be led to believe, but the truth is a little more complex than that.
6. ADDITIONAL METHODSPotential Monthly Income: $50 to $2000+ per month
Summary: Freelance writing is a perfect example of a business you can start from your laptop on the couch.
Please note that these methods aren't meant to spoonfeed you. It is up to you to give it all you got, and sometimes you'll have to modify the method to get it to work for you. Also please note that they are in no particular order.Potential Monthly Income: Depends.
Summary: If you need more ideas for making money online, here are some things that you could try instead. These are in no particular order and I won't go too in-depth on them. DYOR.