When I was a kid, I had thought up of making a website and earning a living off of it.
Many years later, however, I don’t have a dot com website to my name, but somehow I realized my dream! I made money off the internet.
Before anything else, I am not here to brag. The income I earned was small. It was only a few dollars a month, less than a hundred dollars if you want to narrow it down some more. Frankly, however, I did not care for the amount I got. “I did it,” I told myself, and that was all that mattered.
I first started with building a website. I studied HTML and got some free webhosting. Free because I was a student at that time and all I had to invest was my time. I then pumped it full of ads. Embarrassing, I know, but that was how I started. Unfortunately, that did not work. It had terrible traffic, and revenues from GoogleAdsense was also very low. To profit properly from Adsense, I had to have thousands of visitors, and some had to click on ads.
My next attempt was opening an online shop. I opened an account on etsy, but realized I lacked the skill to make arts and crafts. Then I learned about RedBubble .
RedBubble.com is a website for creative people. You just make a design, upload it, and apply it to their various products available, such as shirts, phone cases and mugs. I thought those were cool, and I had always wanted to have my own merch. It sounded easy enough. I could make some art stuff. Everytime I would make some art, I’d share them on tumblr. Some gets noticed and gets reblogged a couple of times. Those had links to my shop, which helped in making my sales. Every month, the profit I made from my shop were transferred to paypal, which I then widrew to my bank.
If you want to take a look at my shop, just click this link. Perhaps an on-line shop such as this is the one for you.
However, if visual art is not your thing, there are a lot of ways one can earn from the internet now. Here are ten ways you can make money from the internet:
- Be a virtual assistant
- Be a virtual tutor
- Be an affiliate marketer
- Write a blog
- Open an online store
- Write an e-book (I read that nonfiction is easier to make than fiction)
- Be a youtuber. You need to have a large following to enable displaying ads and livestreaming.
- Take paid surveys.
- Make an App.
- Be an online transcriptionist
If you got the skill, you can make some money from the internet.
What about you? Are you earning an income from blogging? Or perhaps using blogging as a way to improve or promote another business? Any more money-making ideas you would like to share? Let’s talk about them in the comments.
Thank you and have a nice day.