We’ve all seen the trash littering the internet with “4 simple ways I made 10 grand overnight” or “this one little trick made me thousands” and other clickbaity crap like that. The unfortunate truth is because so many scams used those clickbait-esque headlines with their spam ads, most people associate even the idea of making money online some scam or overly complicated task. After all this it leavs you wondering, can you really make money online?
We all know that it’s possible to make money online. In fact, I’d be willing to bet that at least 90% of the people reading this post have spent money online – so someone has to be making that money, right?
In fact, with any given single online transaction, several people are often making money from it. My goal with Earn Cash In College is to teach you various ways that you can become one of those people and learn how to earn money online.
3 Ways You Can Really Make Money Online… Today!
I created an entire post about how to make money on Fiverr. Fiverr is an excellent website that allows people to offer their goods and services (good ‘ol capitilism) to others for a price of their choosing. Of course, the base price is $5 – but if your service or “gig” as Fiverr calls it, requires a good deal of work, you are more than welcome to charge more. Fiverr is an excellent way to start earning money online today. Truth be told, Fiverr is how I first got introduced to making money online. However I was not impressed with the ROI for my choice of gigs, so I began to look elsewhere.
There are several great websites out there offering freelance online work. From tutoring, to web development, to literally just trying something out as a “user experience” test and getting paid for your feedback. Freelancing online is a great way to earn supplemental (or full time) income from the comfort of your own home. While the vast majority of these sites offer insurance against getting scammed, here are a couple tips to save you some headaches down the road:
Read the job description closely and make sure you are in fact qualified for it
Research the “employer” – look for their reviews. Any good site will offer reviews for employers. Make sure they are good to work for. Watch out for red flag bad reviews.
Some of my favorite sites to do freelance work on are:
3. Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is essentially promoting. Have you ever recommended someone try a product out? How about recommended someone check out a band that you’ve been into lately? Now imaging getting paid for those recommendations. This is a pretty simplified version of affiliate marketing in a nutshell. You promote products to people and through the affiliate programs of those products, you earn commissions. This is by far my favorite way to make money online.
With the right niche you can find products that offer recurring commissions, so if someone signs up for a membership, you get a commission each month they are a member. As you could probably imagine, these recurring commissions add up pretty fast.
At the end of the day, it really isn’t that hard to make money online. It does require a good deal of work, but if done right and following the methods taught on this site, that work isn’t really all that hard.
You’ve probably heard the phrase, “Choose a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life” or some variation of it. That is what I recommend when getting into making money online. Don’t chase the money. Aim to share what you are poassionate about. Help people. Teach people. Through those three key items you will soon find yourself really making money online.
Have you found success making money online? Have you found yourself close to giving up with even trying? Leave any questions, comments or concerns in the comments section below and I’ll get back to you soon. Thanks for reading!