Making money online or creating an online business has become an increasingly attractive prospect over the years. Cultivating a career through the internet could help you gain more flexibility and freedom – but where does one begin and how do you start to build a digital presence?
Through the power of Search Engine Optimisation, online advertising and social media, there are so many fantastic marketing avenues to help get your product/service to others. And all you will need is a computer, an idea, and some determination.
Here are five ways you could make money online:
1. Online Auction Websites
For quick money with low output/effort, you could sell products through auction websites such as Ebay or Etsy. If you’re a keen crafter, a handy dressmaker, a sewing/knitting expert, or just someone with a keen eye for easy-to-shift stock, auction sites could be a great way to boost your earnings.
2. Launch Your Own Shopping Site
Shopping websites are extremely easy to create, even without a developer. Online website builders such as Moonfruit, Create.net, Wix.com or Shopify all allow you to design your own site (complete with shopping cart). Done using easy to use templates, it’s easy to pick up. To make your money go further, try researching a number of different couriers. The TNT Direct website has a cost calculator based on the weight and size of your parcel; this is a good place to start.
3. Offer Online Marketing & Digital Services
Many B2B services can be done remotely, without the need of an office or business premises. Digital marketing, online PR, social media marketing, SEO and PPC are all crucial services which businesses across industries are in need of. Instead of hiring in-house many SMEs like to outsource, giving you the perfect opportunity to launch your own online business.
4. Become and Online Writer
Online copywriting is very much in demand. With the growth of blogs and digital media, there is always a demand for content. Being proficient in English and brushing up on grammar is essential – otherwise retaining business will become a huge challenge. Read 5 tips for aspiring digital copywriters.
5. Monetise Your Blog
Blogging is one of the easiest ways to make money. Platforms such as WordPress allow just about anyone with basic computer skills to build their own blog site and the easy to use interface makes daily blogging such a simple task. But it’s important to remember that blogging requires time, effort and some real determination before you can start attracting advertisers. Find out more about how you can monetise your blog on the Blog Marketing Academy website.