10 real ways to make money online working from home

The best part of online business is you can make a great deal of money by working from anywhere around the world with an internet connection. For many people making money online is an absolute dream come true.

If you are looking for ways to make money online by working from home, then you have come to the right place.

With an internet connection, you can get into online business from the comfort of your home.

In this post, we will tell you 10 best ways to make money online by working from home.

To get started you want a great idea, a defined strategy and required skills. Remember, these are not get-rich-quick schemes or easy money making tips. You need to invest time and put lots of efforts into it to build long term wealth from the internet.

Selling digital products

A digital product can be sold online with a fraction of the overhead. If you are an expert at anything, then try selling ebooks, video lessons and other valuable digital products online.

You can sell ebooks on platforms like Amazon or through your own website. It helps you to establish your authority as an expert in your area.

With the help of createspace.com site, you can start publishing your ebooks and paperbacks for free.

Virtual assistant

You can work as a personal assistant online. For example, we have many high profile individuals who want a virtual assistant to post their social media posts, there you can fill in based on your niche.

If you are running a YouTube Motovlog or website on bike and cars, then you can assist someone online in buying. Similarly, if you are a finance professional having good knowledge on taxation, legal matters, then you can assist people online to address their personal queries.

Teaching or Coaching online

Everyone needs a coach to guide them to do something great. Your honest advice based on your talent, can give you money online. 

You can join third party marketplaces to offer video courses online or can take webinars for students to teach them something you know.

You can join YouTube platform to make free videos for viewers. It’s a wonderful platform, for which you will not be paying anything to join. After getting a certain number of subscribers and views, you can run google adsense to monetize your channel content. You can take sponsorship from businesses.

Work as a remote employee

Startups are a great place to work as a remote employee, as these are the people who initially don’t want direct employees in their office to take cost. 

Therefore, you can approach any startup to help you out on getting to work as a regular job on their terms remotely. They can even take you on contract.

Create a content rich website or blog

In a blog the first thing you need to think and work on is how to get an audience. 

You will earn money when your website attracts readers that can be customers for businesses. In other words, you are helping businesses to get customers through your content strategy.

This strategy is adopted by news channels, TV serials, online magazine sites, news portal, YouTubers and Bloggers. Therefore, you have to first build a content marketing strategy to get an audience based on geographical location, interest on a specific subject and age.

In addition to promoting content to get followers, you are also required to concentrate on search engine optimization and online marketing.

You can try to get business partners to pay you for a space on your website, which is known as content partnership.

But for all this advertisement, you need followers. Followers will get attracted when you have useful content for them. Don’t write garbage content with lots of keywords for search engines, you will lose trust of your readers. Write good and unbiased articles on your niche.

If your website is getting good traffic, then google adsense might help you to get money. The best part about Google Adsense is that it’s so easy to get set up. 

You also have other alternatives like Media.net and infolinks to show ads on your website.

If you are an expert on a niche topic, then try making a site with all resources useful for readers in that community. 

Remember, success in blogging requires patience, persistence and discipline. Depending on the competition in your niche, it may take years to build a blog with a lot of traffic.

Affiliate marketing

In addition to showing ads, you can also try affiliate marketing on your site. 

In affiliate marketing, you recommend someone else’s product to your followers to buy. If they buy those products by following your referral link, then you get a percentage as commission. 

Amazon associate program is one of the biggest affiliate networks in the world. In it, you will get all types of products to promote.

Affiliate marketing is one of the easiest ways to get started an online business. But, your earnings will depend on your website’s traffic and products that you have chosen to promote.

You need to focus on recommending high value products, or else you will lose your follower’s trust on your recommendation.

With affiliate marketing, you promote a product or service using a unique affiliate code within the content of your website or in the description of your videos in YouTube channels. Code will be provided to you after joining the affiliate program. When someone buys a product or services through your link, you will make money as a percentage of the sale, known as commission.

In addition to google adsense, affiliate marketing, you can try selling your own product or services, and specific ad space in your blog or website.

Start a YouTube Channel

If you love making videos, then YouTube is a very good platform to monetize with advertising and affiliate marketing. If you have a good number of followers, then start selling your own branded merchandise. 

You are required to upload good videos for your viewers. Two types of videos can make money for you; the first type are those that entertain visitors and the other types are those known as how to videos.

You need not think about hosting as Google takes care of it. Based on views and your followers your success will be defined.

You can market your videos through social media platforms like facebook and twitter, email marketing and forums.

Become a freelance writer

A freelance writer is a self-employed person who offers writing services to individual clients or businesses.

If you have proven experience and background to write good useful content for other blogs or websites in your niche, then there are many who are eagerly waiting for your service. You can create high value blog posts for their websites. You can register your profile on freelancer, Fiverr, taskrabbit, m-turk and upwork to get hired.

If you are interested in writing, then take this as your career or do not travel down this road.

The best part of freelancing is you can work as much or as little as you want. Instead of going through a third party marketplace, you can also offer services directly to clients. 

To get direct clients, you need to promote your writing skills online. Web presence is a must to showcase your talent. You can create a LinkedIn profile in addition to social media presence and a website of your own.

Your income will vary depending on your expertise and level of skill sets. Therefore, ask yourself what you are good at? What are the areas businesses can use your skills?. After deciding what type of writing skills you have, you can determine the target clients. To market your skill sets, in addition to third party marketplaces you can use social media, referrals and email marketing.

Here is a list of websites to start as a freelance writer;

  • Fiverr
  • Upwork
  • Freelancer
  • Listverse 
  • Toptenz
  • Alistapart
  • Fundsforwriters
  • Iwriter

Sell Photos online

People around the world are looking for unique stock photography for their website and businesses. You need not to have your own website for selling. You can use any stock photography sites to sell your photos.

To sell photos, you can capture anything unique from nature, food or office. Here are few sites that you can visit to understand the concept better;

  • Adobe stock
  • Shutterstock
  • Istock
  • Dreamstime

Website related services

You can design a website for your clients online and get it hosted in their account by sitting at home. Today, many website developers are working from home for clients across the world. If you have expertise, then you can try it.

You can buy and sell domain names to make money, known as domain flipping. You need to buy good domain names that are available, preferably with extension .com, and then sell it to those who need it for their business.

Similar to domain flipping, you can develop a SEO optimized website and sell the complete website including the domain name to another person. To get a good amount of money, your website must have a good amount of traffic and quality content. Its known as website flipping.

You can develop mobile and website applications for your clients. Data entry jobs are another area where you need less expert knowledge to start with. You can try for data entry jobs like website article posting and converting an image file into a word file by writing the content into it etc. 

There are so many other ways to make money online. We have noted down the best and most popular ways of making money with just an internet connection. 

But, you must note that it takes a lot of effort and creativity to get success in online businesses. You need to focus within your area of expertise and techniques that you can implement to get success. The best way we suggest you to get started is to start with a profitable niche market appropriate for you.

is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He lives in Bhubaneswar, India. He writes about personal finance, income tax, goods and services tax (GST), company law and other topics on finance. Follow him on facebook or instagram or twitter.