Many people prefer to work online to earn a living because they don’t want to be stuck in the fixed working hours. It is possible to make a living by working full time online. The following are 5 methods on how to make money online.
1. Start an Ecommerce Store
You can make money selling stuff online by starting your own online store. Alternatively, you can sell through another site such as eBay. There are a few things you must consider such as pricing the product, what domain name to buy, how to get customers, hiring a designer to design the website and the payment options. If you decide to build your own store, you can use an ecommerce website builder.
2. Sell Affiliate Products
If you don’t want to start an online store, you can become an affiliate by helping other companies to sell their products. You can join affiliate networks such as Commission Junction to get access to a large database of merchants that are offering affiliate programs. To make money from the affiliate program, someone will have to purchase a product through your affiliate link. Every affiliate is assigned with a unique affiliate ID. You will be able to track the performance of your affiliate performance on your affiliate account. Affiliate program have different payment tiers including pay per sale, pay per click and pay per lead.
3. Do Freelance Jobs
You can make money online by doing freelance jobs. There is a variety of freelance jobs you can do such as article writing, rewriting, translation, forum posting, virtual assistant, web design, and data entry. You should avoid sites that ask you to pay money before giving you access to the jobs. You can find freelance jobs at freelance sites such as Elance, and Freelancer. Many internet marketing forum also have a buy, sell and trade section where you can get hired for some online work.
4. Become a Web Publisher
You can also earn money by publishing ads on your site. There are many PPC advertising networks you can join including Adsense, Adbrite, Adversal and Chitika. If your site has a lot of page impressions, you can join the CPM advertising networks. CPM pay on per per view basis. The CPM pricing is usually based on per 1000 pageviews. Examples of CPM networks are ValueClick Media, Tribal Fusion, Burst Media, Casale Media, and Adblade. You can also sell adspace, blogroll and blog post on your site to make some extra money off the site.
5. Flip Websites
If you have good SEO skills, you can make money through flipping websites. In order to successfully flip your site, you must know how to get your site rank on the first few pages of the search engine. You also need to know how to generate income from their website. This is because you will need to show proof of income of at least 3 – 6 months to make people interested in buying your site. To get people to buy your site, you can create a unique template for the site. People are more likely to buy the site if it is professionally designed.