Have you ever heard that “there are no jobs in Nigeria“?
Maybe you’ve been looking at the wrong places.
while many Nigerians lost their jobs in 2017, many more got one form of online business and money making opportunities in 2018.
You can make money online in Nigeria just as much as you can anywhere in the world.
Well, if you’re looking for legitimate ways to make some extra money online without spending a dime then you’re in the right place!
In this in dept post I will be sharing with you, everything I’ve learned over the past decade, pulling from my own experiences from online business opportunity like affiliates, business courses, freelancing and other ways to make money online that we’re exploring in this article, all resources and access is completely free;
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If you’re looking to build a true online business, or start a business idea that has the potential to truly change your life (and you’re not afraid of investing months & years of work into the business), then you should begin reading from No.1.
On the other hand, If you are looking instead for a quick inspiration to just make some quick cash online, then Jump down to starting at No.6 for a list of less “short-term business ideas” and get inspiration for other (real) ways to make money online fast which also involves less up-front work and less time investment.
We’re going to start first with the top five ways to make SERIOUS money online (with a long-term focus).
If you have an internet connection with little or no naira in your bank account, there is almost nothing that can actually get in your way of online entrepreneurial success.
There are quite literally hundreds of clever ways to make money online for beginners;
From taking online surveys, to renting or selling your old clothes, flipping your iPhone to someone in a different country, and even buying low-cost products locally, just to resell them for a higher price on Amazon, jiji or Olx. There’s truly no shortage of unique ways to make money online For free.
So, if you’re as excited as I am now, let’s dive right into the 50 best ways to make money online without paying anything to anyone.
1. BUILD A NICHE BLOG (or Website) AND USE AFFILIATE MARKETING.
If there’s a niche ( a special business angle) you’re interested in and you can build a decent audience around it, starting a blog and using affiliate marketing to generate income is an incredible way to make money online
Niche blog is increasingly becoming popular in Nigeria and it’s one of the best ways to make money online for the long term.
For that reason, I recently put together a free course that breaks down how to build a blog and I share the exact strategies and money making secrets that can turn any blog into a six-figure business.
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Starting a blog is not easy, and you’ll of course have to push very hard, pull through mistakes and failures along the way, but remember;
“Hard work pays”
My free course breaks the entire process of starting a blog down into an incredibly simple 5-day process for going from 0 to publishing (and promoting) your first blog post in less than one week. I can’t recommend it enough.
Once you’ve launched your blog (or niche website), the next step is figuring out which products and companies you can partner with as an affiliate to help facilitate sales of a related, helpful product for your audience of future readers.
In a nutshell, affiliate marketing is selling someone else’s product by referring customers to their online store. If you can create content (on a blog) or a resource so valuable to the people looking for a certain product and then send them to where they can actually buy it, you’ll receive a predetermined percentage of each sale for every person you recommend to such sites.
Let’s start with the basics of building your niche website and blog, then get into how affiliate marketing will work for you.
First, you need to research and validate a profitable affiliate niche. What this means is: Are there companies in your niche who will pay you to send customers their way?
Become an Amazon Associate and then use Keyword planner to find an in-demand niche: With more than a million different products to choose from and up to 10% commission the sales you drive, Amazon’s affiliate program is a great place to get started. Browse their available products and see what connects with you. Or take it a step further and use Google’s Keyword Planner to quickly check how many people are searching for a specific term.
With affiliate marketing, the more relevant traffic you can pull in, the more you’ll make off your site.
Sign up for a reputable affiliate network: Aside from Amazon, there are dozens of large reputable affiliate networks, such as Share-A-Sale, Clickbank, and Skimlinks, that specialize in connecting you with merchants who are looking for affiliates to sell their products. They charge relatively low commission fees for the privilege of connecting you with merchants, and the merchants on these sites tend to offer much higher commission percentages or set dollar amount payouts.
Research individual companies in your desired niche: If possible, it’s always better to become an affiliate directly with a company (if they have an internal affiliate program), as no one else will be dipping into your commission rate. This is the preferred route for most of the prominent affiliate marketers. Unfortunately, it’s also the most work, as you’ll have to do the research yourself to see who offers programs (they’re usually listed in the website footer).
Now that you know your niche and have signed up for relevant affiliate programs, it’s time to build out your site and blog to start driving traffic.
Start by building a blog with a domain name (such as http://www.mynewblog.com) that works for your niche on a domain, you can use WordPress for this.
Finally, once your blog is officially launched, it’s time to start creating content that will drive traffic to your affiliate partner’s site.
If my piece of content is so unique and valuable around the unique products that am recommending, that other reputable outdoor websites are willing to link to it and build the page’s authority, then I’d have a very real opportunity to rank high in organic search for these search terms (meaning, my page will come up first when someone searches for that particular product on Google or other search engine platforms)
Although it often takes a significant amount of time and hard work to build up your affiliate income, if you have the ability to regularly publish high quality content that drives in targeted traffic to your website, this online revenue source can become very substantial overtime.
2. LAUNCH A STARTUP
If you have dreams of running your own business one day, then, building and scaling a high-growth startup, which is by far the most difficult way to make money online, but arguably has the most potential upside.
There’s so much money in the internet, and if you can successfully create an online service, tool, or marketplace that fulfills a rapidly growing need in the marketplace, you could be on track for creating a very valuable and profitable online business. However, it’ll undoubtedly take an intense dedication of time, efforts, and financial resources.
For one, you’ll want to have a high level of domain experience within the industry your startup is going to operate. This means a deep understanding of your customers, the issues they face, and an idea of potential solutions they’ll be willing to pay for. This is the minimum you need to get started.
After that, you’ll need to be familiar with the other major players in the space who might be good partners or acquisition opportunities, as well as an intimate knowledge of how to raise funding, marketing your product, hire and manage the best talent, and keep yourself financially above water.
Well, all these may sound like a lot, but the payoff is well worth it.
So where do you start when building a startup?
How can you get business ideas that you can start making money from? Or;
How do you start a business?
First and foremost before you do anything else is a question of;
Is there a problem?
What do people need that they don’t have? What solution is currently out there that you can do better? This alone is the basis of every great startup.
Once you have that problem or need nailed, the next step is to validate that idea and make sure you’ve actually got customers who will pay for it. This means building a minimum viable product, getting objective feedback from real customers, incorporating updates, testing the market for demand, and getting pricing feedback to ensure there’s enough of a margin between your costs and what consumers are willing to pay.
Lastly, you need money to make money. Startups can cost quite alot to get off the ground. So with your idea and market validation solidified, there are a few different paths you can follow to get your initial “seed” cash:
There are different ways of raising capital for your startups, but I’ll just stick with the two most prominent ways of raising capital for your startups.
Bootstrap: This means you’ll be funding your business all by yourself. You may not have all the funds to pay for everything they need to start a startup 100%, but bootstrapping means that you retain 100% control over your company.
Business grants and business loans: You can applied for the various grant financing opportunities, especially the ones that are specific to your business niche. Business loans is another means of financing your startups. If you wish to go the way of loans, then you just might be very mindful of the terms and conditions of the loan terms, its not out of place to seek the advice of a lawyer before signing any loan terms and conditions contract.
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Of course, that’s a simplified version of everything it takes to build your startup. Luckily, there is now more support, education, and access to funding for budding startups than ever before.
And a great place to start is to explore our lists of best free and cheap online business courses for entrepreneurs I put together.
3. BUILD AND SELL SOFTWARES
Let’s face it;
You are accessing the internet right now!
And that’s because someone somewhere build the software that you’re using to access the internet right now.
Our day to day lives and productivity is been run by the efficiency of the various softwares we use, and so there’s an insatiably hunger for more and better ones.
Whether it’s an important consumer application, a specialist app to solve a particular niche problem, or even a time-wasting game you can play on your phone, you can create a massively successful business if you build software that helps people.
Now, I know what you’re thinking. Most of the software and apps you use on a regular basis are made by massive companies or established development studios. Well, yes. But many successful apps, particularly those in the Apple and Google stores, are created and marketed by individuals and small businesses. In fact, independent developers made $20 billion in the App Store in 2016 alone.
There are two basic ways that you can make money online by building software products.
The first follows the startup path we outlined above: You have a disruptive idea for an app or piece of software, you validate the idea with real customers, and then raise money to hire developers or a development studio to build, launch, and scale your software. If you’ve done everything right, your software will be accepted to the Apple and Google Stores and you’ll make money every time someone downloads it or pays for a premium feature.
The second (and cheaper) path assumes that you have the design and development abilities to build your dream software. Naturally, it’ll take more time to get your product off the ground, but being able to bootstrap the development of your software lets you retain more ownership in your business and be more in control of your path.
If you’re willing to take the time to learn the development skills necessary to build high-quality software products, then there’s a growing roster of reputable online learning platforms for you, such includes: Treehouse, CodeAcademy, and Skillcrush to get you the skills you need.
4. START AN E-COMMERCE SITE AND SELL PHYSICAL PRODUCTS
If finding a better solution to a problem hundreds or thousands of people have doesn’t seem like an option right now, you might be better off setting up a virtual shop and selling physical items.
These days, this couldn’t be easier. Sites like Shopify have made it easier than ever to build a customizable, powerful eCommerce site in a weekend and start selling products now.
This is probably one of the oldest and most time-tested ways of making money online. Plenty of digital entrepreneurs have created sustainable businesses by either:
Creating physical products they know people in their niche will love
Purchasing low cost goods manufactured in foreign countries like India and China, rebranding with your own brand, repackaging or combining them with other products, and selling them for higher prices on domestic online marketplaces
While you’ll certainly have higher levels of success if you can be creating and marketing your own unique product, from my own experience (and that of many other entrepreneurs), I know the extremely high costs and risk associated with starting a product-based business.
Instead, if you can find a solid product that’s already being manufactured at a reasonable price from a marketplace like AliExpress, LightInTheBox, or DinoDirect and market it to your audience, you’ll have the start of a money-making eCommerce machine.
Now, let’s get into the nitty-gritty of how your online store is going to operate.
Whether you’re selling your own new products or reselling other goods, you still have to consider how much stock you’re going to carry, how you’re going to fund upfront purchasing costs, and where you’re going to store your inventory. Remember, even if you avoid paying rent on a storefront, you still need to store your inventory somewhere.
Well. Not always. There’s another option that’s become incredibly popular in the last few years (and is my personal favorite way to operate a product business), called drop shipping.
With drop shipping, you’re effectively partnering with a manufacturer or wholesaler to sell their products. This way, you don’t pay upfront costs to buy inventory, aren’t sitting on unsold items taking up expensive warehouse space, and don’t have to deal with shipping the products yourself. You simply create your site, fill it with drop shippable products, and drive in customers, with almost everything else done for you.
Of course, there’s a higher price per product and your margins are lower, but you’re able to start your online store with little more than a Shopify theme and some hosted images of your products. When a customer makes a purchase, you in turn buy the product from your supplier who then ships it directly to your customer.
No inventory. No handling products yourself. No shipping by hand. Sounds pretty amazing.
If you want to supplement selling on your Shopify store with other marketplaces, here are a few other highly lucrative options:
Etsy: If you’ve got handmade or crafty products, Etsy is a great marketplace to market and sell on (bonus points if your product is geared towards a more female audience)
eBay: The online auction giant is still in the game and especially good for selling electronics, gadgets, clothing and apparel, and accessories.
Craigslist: While the least scalable, it can be very cost- and time-effective to sell to people locally.
5. WRITE AND PUBLISH A KINDLE EBOOK.
You can easily make money online as a student.
If students are good at anything, it’s researching and writing. With the Amazon Kindle store, anyone can publish an eBook and make money.
And the Kindle app is now available on almost any device (laptops, iPads, smartphones and yes, Kindles) so your global market is huge!
List your book for £1.49 – £6.99 and you earn 70% of the sale. Considering Amazon is the ultimate selling machine (and remember people are looking to spend), that is a fantastic deal.
The key to success with eBooks is to create value, and write non-fiction. Simply bundling information you have researched and complied on a common problem (eg. “secrets to long hair”) and then presenting it in an easy to digest format (an eBook) justifies someone spending a few bucks on it.
Another big tip is to have a great cover designed so it stands out, and once your book is live on the Kindle store it’s really important to get some reviews so it shows up higher in results. Encourage readers to leave an honest review at the end of your book.
The best thing about this lucrative idea is that once you’ve invested the time (say 20 hours), you’ll earn a passive income for years to come!
6. SELL YOUR SERVICE TO FREELANCE CLIENTS.
This is a secret money maker for many Nigerians these days.
The first time I visited a freelance site, I wanted to get a service, I never expected what I saw;
Your guess is as good as mine, I met many Nigerians rendering various services, from graphic designing to copy writing and making cool money online.
How do you make money in freelance?
First decide what you’re good at, ranging from website building or website design, graphic design, copyrighting, email marketing, to business modeling or business plan writing, the list is almost endless.
After you have made up your mind on what service you can offer ( you can offer multiple service if you can), now head to Fiverr.com or upwork.com fill the registration forms and you’re in business.
I will strongly advice you check out the sites top service providers as well as newly registered service providers and their mode of charging for service delivered, this will help you place an amount for whatever services you wish to sell.
Some services can be charged as low as $5 while some others could be charged up to $2500.
After you have set up your account nicely clearly stating the service you want to render, you now have a duty to check regularly on your account to see if there are any waiting clients ( You don’t want to keep a customer waiting forever and you certainly don’t want to begin with a negative rating). Checking your account 2 times daily won’t be bad, you definitely will be doing a lot more checking once your profile starts improving.
7. JOIN A FREELANCE NETWORK.
In addition to point 6 above, if it seams that freelancing is the “IT” for you and you want your freelance business to fly quickly, you don’t just need to join, you have to join a freelance network.
While there are lots of freelance network around you can start making money online through freelancing, join one of the top freelance networks, such as UpWork, Fiverr, Guru, Freelancer.com, or PeoplePerHour. Sign up, build your profile, upload some samples of your work and start making extra money by doing small freelance jobs.
You might have gotten freelance experience or freelance clients, these networks can be a great way to supplement your income and keep work coming in without spending too much time on cold outreach.
8. SELL YOUR SERVICES ON NICHE SITES.
First you should know what is a niche
What exactly is a niche?
Its that unique business segment or angle that you have chosen to focus your service attention on, is called your own business niche.
I would want to believe that by now you have started seeing yourself gravitating towards a specific business niche, it could be your area of expertise or even what you have always loved or played around from childhood.
You may not know where to render that services for money, but here’s what you can do solve that problem:
There are amazing niche sites to make money online as you know that the people visiting them are looking specifically for the skills you have. Check out places like 99Designs or Dribbble for designers, Cloudpeeps for marketing and SEO professionals, and TopTal, Crew, or Gigster for high-level software developers. Once you’ve built up your development skills, you can begin building a brand for yourself as a higher-value consultant and start charging brands for larger projects like implementing an entire WordPress security overhaul or migrating a website from http to https.
For more niche sites to google search and type: Freelance website for [ add you own business niche].
Google should be able to come up with some more awesome results.
9. JOIN A REMOTE COMPANY PART TIME OR FULL TIME.
There are tones of company looking for part-time or full-time employees in different time zone around the World, you can sign up for this if you’re the office type.
You might have observed some international companies with several mobile phone numbers, while some would not be online at particular times of the day, others would be online, these mobile numbers are managed by different persons in different time zones.
You might also be required to do jobs like attending to various customers online request at particular times of the day, depending on your time zone.
If you’re interested, here’s a list of some of the best places to find remote jobs today:
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10. PRIVATE LABELING AND SELLING PRODUCTS.
As we have briefly discussed above, you can sell physical products as if you produced them yourself, this you can do by adding your own label to already produced good’s ( please ensure the product you’re labeling has not been registered with a trademark)
Go to konga or jumia, check for super deals product or products with significantly reduced price, make sure its a product you can sell easily, redesign the product label making it your own. Now go to Olx.com or jiji.com post pictures of the product with a new price that you have set and:
Your in business.
If you want to expand this business or perhaps you want to start it on a bigger scale, then you can …
11. BUY PRODUCTS FROM CHINA.
Buying products from China has never been easier. There are many ways to do this while I see so many people asking the question…
How do I buy products from china?
For the purpose of this post I’ll just stick to only one of the ways and here’s what you should do;
Go to aliexpress.com or dhgate.com sign up (or sign in if you already have an account with the site).
Now its time to figure out what product you can sell, Using the search bar, search for China products you can buy, you can search for product such as jewelries, phones and tablets or laptops, clothing, Chinese herbs as many products as you can search for.
This should give you hundreds of similar products with different price range to choose from.
Ensure you buy products from sellers with good ratings and those who has made some good number of sales on that product. Engage the seller with a warm and engaging discussion, often times, the seller would help you add your own label to the products at now extra cost or at the very least, with little additional cost.
Your purchases would be shipping directly to your stated location.
Please note that you can change options for the company you wish to do your product shipping, shipping companies like FedEx or DHL can get your goods to your very door step, it cost a significant higher cost but you can get free shipping on almost all product or at the least, you’ll be charged only a few bucks when you use China shipping to Nigeria or EMS shipping to Nigeria, the downside is that your goods will take some where between 21-60 days for your goods to get to you, most often it will end up in the post office nearest to your written address, but trust me: the post office attendants would always notify you on the arrival of your goods. I have used this free goods shipping option on several occasions on goods that I am in no hurry to make use of.
12. SELL PRODUCTS ON SHOPIFY STORE.
Assuming you produce goods, and you are well capable of delivering the products to various or specific locations or you can even deliver to every part of the country, then opening a store on shopify.com should be your priority.
There are hundreds of ready made templates to fit any type of business you want to do, so you don’t have to do a lot of designing. Your online store could be ready in a day and without you building a website, you could own a top class online store.
You can even get bulk cheap goods from China (as explained in number 11 above) and display your product array on your shopify online store.
While Etsy is a great place to get in front of potential customers who wouldn’t have otherwise found you, once you’re up and running and have built a decent audience, you can move your store over to Shopify and retain a larger portion of the income you make from selling your goods.
13. PROOFREADING ARTICLES.
Many Nigerian students make money from the internet quickly with this method.
As long as there is still the written word, there will always be editors. Freelance editing and proofreading not only pays a decent hourly wage, it also gives you the chance to read about potentially interesting topics too. What’s more, pursuing freelance writing & editing as a business idea can afford you a lifestyle that lets you travel the world as a digital nomad. You can find lots of job postings from companies and individuals in need of writing, proofreading, and editing services on Upwork.com , which makes this a high-demand opportunity to make money online.
14. SELL YOUR ART AND DESIGNS.
Are you a gifted artist? Do you make beautiful portraits or amazing landscape paintings?
then its time for you to make money off your talent.
Without paying a dime to start, you can sell all your beautiful paintings and designs on society6.com.
Society6 lets artists upload their designs and create their own shops where they choose what products their designs can be used on. That means one design can be used to make a whole range of awesome products that are printed and shipped on demand whenever someone buys from you. With top creators making thousands every month just from selling their designs.
15. SELL YOUR ARTS AND CRAFTS ON ESTY.
Esty.com has a huge online reputation for selling of handmade art and craft, Esty is undoubtedly the most popular online marketplace for selling handmade goods; so if you are into art of any kind and you can measure up to the standard of selling your ingenuity to any corner of the the earth, then you’ve got to check out that website.
16. WRITE AND SELL YOUR SONGS.
Perhaps you can write beautiful lyrics and wonderful songs and do not know what to do with your written songs or have been wondering to your self; “how do I sell songs online”?, I have a good news for you;
There are plenty of ways to make money online as a musician. Sites like SoundBetter let you sell your services as a songwriter, producer, or session musician to thousands of customers a month. While Musicbed, Music Vine, Marmoset, and SongFreedom are perfect for licensing your music to TV shows, movies, and web series.
17. BUY AND SELL DOMAIN NAMES.
This one is synonymous with buying of a landed property waiting for it to mature and then selling it off.
Am sure you have stumbled into some website and seen a bold inscription:
” This site/domain is for sale “.
This is how it works,
People buy domain names with the intention that other persons will come looking for such exact domain names and when that happens:
18. BUY AND SELL WEBSITE.
In case of number 17 above, it’s not a full blown website, buy a website along with all its benefits such as customers email subscribers and the name that such website has already made.
Selling a website is done as soon as the time is right. Interested? Check out marketplaces like Flippa and Flipping Enterprises to learn more.
19. SELL STOCK PHOTOS ONLINE.
The world is yet to see the best photos of places, nature or people and so if photography is your thing, then you can make decent money from selling stock photos online and selling your images to a stock photo company like ShutterStock or iStockPhoto. You’ll get royalties every time someone licenses an image you’ve submitted. To really be successful, build your own photography website to be able to showcase your portfolio and start getting higher-paid private corporate work.
20. SELL YOUR EXPERTISE ON CLARITY.TM.
Got experience and expertise in specific areas of business? there are hundreds if not thousands of business owners who would eagerly want to jump on a phone call and learn from your experience. This can be an easy way to make extra money online and to hone your skills to use in your consulting or freelance business. Go to Clarity.fm, this site let you create a profile where entrepreneurs and business owners can pay upfront to book a phone call with you for a set amount of time. Whether you’re an expert in raising money for startups, building mobile apps, or running a catering or restaurant business, you can make extra money selling a few minutes of your time to help people in need.
21. SELL YOUR OLD BOOKS/ COURSE MATERIALS.
You can make Money selling your old books and textbooks online. Maybe you might want to clear some space in your apartment or some books or course materials have stayed too long in your bookshelf, Stores like Half Priced Books and others will give you cents on the dollar for each of your current books while you can check what your book is worth by simply entering the ISBN number on Book Scouter.
22. SELL YOUR OLD SMART PHONE.
are many sites online that are on the look out for either to buy out-rightly, your old smartphone or let you list your phone for the thousands of people out there who might not be willing to shell out $1000+ for a shiny new iPhone. Check out Orchard, Gazelle, Swappa, or Glyde to make extra money online by selling your smartphone or other electronics.
23. TRANSCRIBE AUDIO AND INTERVIEWS.
Nigerian languages are very hot in demand right now. This is what makes TV stations like BBC Hausa to be very popular.
If you can transcribe audios and interviews to popular language, then you have a market already.
You can make from $20-$25 per hour and upwards transcribing an audio or interview recording. If you specialist and have training in technical, legal or medical transcription you can make even more. If you’re a beginner transcriptionist you can find jobs at Transcribe Anywhere, TranscribeMe, Quicktate, Rev, Tigerfish, and Crowdsurf.
24. TEACH ENGLISH AS A VISUAL TUTOR.
You can make between $100 – $1000 teaching English language through skipe.com.
Many non English-speaking students from around the world ( especially from Asian countries) who wish to secure admission to schools in English speaking country or seek permanent residence, would pay a fortune to learn English. This you can do as a visual English language tutor through skipe.
Check out Indeed, Learn4Good and Remote.co for remote english tutoring jobs or sign up on a specialized site like VerbalPlanet or Chegg Tutors.
25. TEST WEBSITES.
You probably have a pretty strong idea of what makes a good website. Is the design clean and easy to navigate? Does the content make sense? Luckily, there are plenty of people out there who want to hear your thoughts. And they’ll even pay you decent money for it (most sites pay between $10 per 20 minutes, or $30 per hour!)
To test these websites, you’ll be asked to visit the site in question and record your reactions and thoughts as you go through it. To get started making extra money online by testing websites, sign up for some of the most popular services like UserTesting.com, Userlytics, TryMyUI, Userfeel, TestingTime (for people outside the U.S), or Side Income Jobs.
26. BECOME A LOCAL BUSINESS CONSULTANT.
Have you developed valuable skill sets or picked up valuable certifications within your industry over the the course of the years?
If yes, then;
offering your consulting services to local business owners can be a lucrative way to make money online. Whether you’re an expert marketer, business strategist, or medical personnel, or an engineering expert, there’s likely a local business owner who’s willing to pay you to help them solve an issue with their company. Start with;
my guide to crafting an effective cold email to convince them to hire you.
27. ONLINE DATING CONSULTING.
You might be a sweet talker, flirting around might come so easy and naturally for you, to some other persons, it’s not as easy. Believe it or not, some people have such a difficult time with dating, they might want to participate in the online (or app-based) component of it but doesn’t have the requisite skills. If you’re a smooth talker, you can leverage that skill into making money online as a matchmaker on sites like eFlirtExpert.
28. BECOME AN ONLINE NEWS WRITER OR REPORTER.
Do you really need a degree in journalism to make money online as a reporter or columnist these days?
The answer is NO!
There are many news websites that can always use a bit of help on getting local coverage.
Some of them, such as The Examiner, will compensate contributors based on ad revenue generated per article written.
You can also check out new and happening news website in your country, they may need this service.
29. DO DATA ANALYSIS FOR COMPANIES.
There are those whose got strong affinity to mathematics, statistics and data analysis, could this be you? Plenty of companies pay talented contractors who are good at data analysis, making this a potentially lucrative way to make money online, if you have the right credentials and experience. Platforms like Upwork and Digiserved are just two of many websites that are great for freelancers with an analytical exploits
30. DO GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR LOCAL COMPANIES.
Even if you don’t know much about graphic designs, you could tell at first glance that some companies around you have such a poorly grafted design job. You can take advantage of this even without prior experience in graphic designing, with increasingly easy-to-use tools like Adobe Illustrator, Venngage, Stencil, and Visme, just about anyone with a creative mindset and a good amount of motivation can start making money online by being a graphic designer for local companies.
31. ONLINE PERSONAL TRAINER OR FITNESS COACH.
If you’re a fitness guru and have the right combination of charisma and business sense, working as a part-time online personal trainer can be both physically and financially rewarding. Once you build up a reputation and client base for yourself, it could easily turn into a full-time endeavor for you. You can start a blog and be part of those making money from MonetizePros.
32. BECOME AN EMAIL MARKETER WITH A NICHE NEWSLETTER.
Think about this for a second;
Why do you keep getting so much emails on a daily basis?
The simple answer is that there is a lot of money to be made from it. When you market to an actively interested group of email subscribers, its one of the best ways to make money online. There have even been million-dollar businesses built from simple email newsletters like TheSkimm, or Mister Spoils. Each newsletter targets a specific type of user with interesting, daily content, while also partnering with relevant companies and affiliates to bring in extra money. If this seems daunting, it’s not. Tools like MailChimp, Seva (formerly ConvertKit), AWeber, and ActiveCampaign, make it easier than ever to get started with email marketing.
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33. PROVIDE ANSWER TO PROFESSIONAL QUESTIONS ON JUSTANSWER.
The world as it is, runs on information, the more you know the more you can provide and the more useful information you can provide, the more money you can make. If you’re the type that doesn’t like talking on the phone, you can sign up to get paid to answer professional questions on JustAnswer.com. There are thousands of questions being asked every month from people looking for help from lawyers, doctors, mechanics, vets, and more. To be registered in this site as a professional, you’ll need to supply your professional verification, certification and resume, and a form of identification.
34. BECOME A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT.
assuming you’re an organization’s perfect fit type, you can make money online as a virtual assistant helping people to keep their days organized. A virtual assistant will do everything from bookkeeping to research, database entry, booking travel, and managing email. It can also be an awesome way to rub shoulders with some very important people, build up your professional network, and of course grow another stream of income. You can find great gigs on UpWork, Fiverr, Indeed, and Remote.co.
35. GET A COMMISSION-ONLY SALES GIG.
Maybe you’re a brave and daring person willing to take on some risk, you can make extra money online doing commission-only sales for startups and other businesses. While you won’t be getting a regular salary, but with the right sales strategies and skills as an inside sales rep, you can make decent money for each sale you bring in.
Are you ready to take on this challenge? head over to Angel List and see if there any open sales position opportunities that aligns with your interests.
36. WRITE GUEST POST AS A FREELANCE WRITER FOR NICHE WEBSITES.
If you’ve got a way with words and expertise in a niche, there are plenty of sites that will pay for articles and content you write. Think of the sites you read regularly. What can you contribute to them that would be interesting? Research your niche and then look for ways to pitch articles. Many sites will simply have a submission or contact link in the footer. To get started, submit your articles to places like Listverse, TopTenz, A List Apart, International Living, FundsforWriters, and Textbroker.
37. WRITE ON MEDIUM’S PARTNER PROGRAM.
Medium is a very popular online community where anyone can post articles and essays and get them in front of their audience of millions of monthly readers. While it can be a great place to build your audience for your own blog or find customers for your consulting business, with Medium’s new Partner Program, you can now make money online whenever someone reads your articles. Register for free and you can choose whether your articles are freely available or only readable by those people paying $5/month for a premium Medium membership. You’ll make money based on the amount of people who read and engage with your posts each month.
38. HELP PEOPLE WITH THEIR COMPANY TAX.
As simple as this may sound, filling tax papers for companies make you work hard for your money. In order to avoid the problems of the numbers not adding up at the end of the year most businesses and most individuals need someone to help prepare tax returns, especially time or resource-strapped small business owners. The Income Tax School provides an array of training programs that’ll certify you with tax prep in as little as 10 weeks, and once tax season rolls around you’ll be able to charge an average of $229 per return as a freelance tax prepared with this side business idea.
39. GIVE YOUR OWN OPINION IN ONLINE FOCUS GROUPS AND SURVEY.
Giving your opinion on a product (especially an early stage product) an online focus group or survey, could help the product grow rapidly.
Joining an online focus group or answering survey questions is an awesome way to make extra money online. You may not have as much pay as some of the other options we’ve highlighted, but you can join groups on sites like Survey Junkie, Swagbucks, and IPSOS that pay out through Amazon gift cards, check, or PayPal. You’ll be asked to provide a bit of information about your demographics (age, location, etc…), but after that you can get going making money through surveys.
40. MAINTAIN ARTIST FAN PAGES.
Popular movie stars, artist, musician, or entrepreneur usually don’t have the needed time to update their fan pages they’d often need help maintaining their fan pages on Twitter and Facebook. If you have a bit of experience in social media you can make money online looking after these pages by looking for jobs on Fiverr.
41. CREAT DIY OR COOKING VIDEOS.
You know those top-down cooking or craft videos you just can’t seem to get away from these days? There are people out there making a living from them. 78% of B2C companies depend on user-generated content, like those videos, for their marketing campaigns. You can sign up as a creator on a site like Darby Smart and potentially work with brands like Nordstrom, Mattel, and BarkBox. Or, use them to build your YouTube following and monetize through ads and views.
42. EDIT VIDEOS ONLINE.
Video messages is one of the most effective way of marketing a product. And more people are constantly looking for a more professional help cutting their raw footage into viral-worthy content. If you have the right software and a bit of skill, you can easily make money online as a video editor. Look out for relevant jobs on Mandy.com, Creative Cow Job Search, or ProductionHub.
43. RUN CORPORATE WORKSHOP ONLINE.
Lets assume you have the requisite business skills, and you can package that into a corporate workshops online. A lot of businesses are always looking for unique ways to help educate their workforce, and if you can package your talents into a day or two days long session, you can sell that to companies all over the world to make money online. Start by building a portfolio and then reaching out on LinkedIn to influencers at relevant companies to see if they would be interested in you teaching their team.
44. LEND YOUR VOICE TO VOICE-OVERS
Is your voice sweet and warm? Has anyone ever told you you have a voice for radio? Are you great at creating original characters with just your voice? There are tons of people looking to pay for quality voice overs for their corporate videos, animation series, or educational videos. Check out Fiverr and UpWork or create a profile on a specialized site like Voices.com or The Voice Realm to get started making money online doing voice overs.
45. BECOME SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING CONSULTANT.
If you have experience with marketing, SEO, or a natural flare for getting people excited about the products and services you use on a regular basis, think about refining your skills possibly getting marketing certification or training and putting them to work making money online as a small business marketing consultant in your region—especially if you can become a local SEO expert and can help local clients rank higher in their search results.
Businesses of all sizes are in constant need of bringing in more customers, which is where you come in with your business idea. Start by pitching creative small business marketing ideas to local businesses and you’ll be sure to impress the first set of clients you begin working with in your area.
46. Online surveys.
An increasingly popular way to make money is to fill out online surveys. Research companies are always recruiting new members to answer surveys and test new products.
For a few minutes of form filling, you can make a cool money which is paid as cash or rewards. You can bag up to £3 ($5) for some surveys!
A few good ones to try are: Toluna, MySurvey, i-Say, Panel Opinion, Global Test Market, The Opinion Panel, OnePoll, YouGov, Pinecone, SurveyBods, Hiving, PanelBase, Branded Surveys, Opinion Outpost, Prolific Academic, Valued Opinions, Harris Poll, Mind Mover, New Vista, PopulusLive, iPoll.
Also sign up for Swagbucks which rewards you for surveys as well as simply surfing the web, watching videos and playing games.
47. GIGS ON FIVERR
Fiverr is now the world’s largest marketplace for people to make money selling small services (known as ‘gigs’).
What you offer could be absolutely anything, from writing and translating, social media posting, playing pranks and teaching to creating music, voiceovers and short video clips for people all around the world!
The default price is $5 (hence Fiverr..), but you can attach extra services to gigs for more money. Whilst it might not seem like much, it can quickly add up and there are plenty of examples of people making a really good living from the site. The key is to get a system in place which minimises the time spent on each gig.
But there is another way to profit even more from Fiverr for potentially far less work. How? By simply reselling gigs elsewhere. For example, find a decent logo designer then reply to jobs on Upwork or even local classifieds. A $5 spend can easily become $50+, and it’s repeatable!
If you’re not interested in selling at all there’s SO much good stuff you can get done for yourself. Have a browse and get inspired!
48. REVIEW MUSIC FOR MONEY.
If you love music, make it your business by reviewing unsigned bands and artists online for cash with Slicethepie.
It can take a while to build up your reputation but some users of the site have said that they earn £40 a month. This may not sound like much, but if it’s something you enjoy then it shouldn’t be hard work and is another thing for your CV. Money you earn will be in US dollars, but anyone can sign up and review.
49. FOREX TRADING.
A lot of people would wonder why making money from forex trading is bottom on my list. The answer could be two fold, the first been, I wish to save the best for the last, and secondly, I wish to say clearly that you need a lot of training before venturing into this business as it involves a very high probability that you could loose all you investment.
50. CRYPTO CURRENCY.
This could also be a very lucrative business, but like forex trading, it involves a lot of risk factors, you could became a millionaire in a day, you can also loose all your investment in one hour.
Its up to you to make an active choice on any of these online money making methods, you can even try a couple of them and hey!
it cost you nothing to try
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