As obvious as it may be to some, ever since modern day computers were invented, new and creative inventions have been coming about, one being the internet.
It’s brought about many benefits, its relevance spreading far and wide all over the world. With it is the emergence of numerous money-making ideas, some of which are still not well-known by many and shall be discussed herein.
There are many ways to earn money through the internet, including (but not limited to) blogging, writing, consulting, online trading (creating online shops and what have you), paid-to-click (PTC) adverts, online surveys, just to mention a few. Most of these require some investment, but there are a few that do not, which are as follows:
This covers all sorts of writing such as academic writing, articles, blog posts, book reviews, product reviews and many others. Writing utilizes one’s grammar and other writing skills.
- Academic writing.
This involves drafting term papers, projects and assignments for high school and college students and getting paid for it. It requires one to have mastery of language, thorough research skills, and
patience. Academic writing has a lot of rules, and a professional tone is desired. In this case, one should be ready for the low seasons, when jobs are scarce. This is during summer when students
are on summer vacation.
- Article writing.
This entails writing articles for people on diverse topics and receiving payment for the same. It needs one to have an open mind since any subject of writing can be on the table any day.
- Blog posts.
The owner of a blog can hire someone to write relevant posts and pay them afterward. This is more flexible than academic writing since the tone is decided according to the desires of the blog owner.
- Book reviews.
This is a tad trickier than the previous forms of writing, since it may require one to read the book or paraphrase an already written book review. As a shortcut, one may merely paraphrase already written book reviews.
- Product reviews.
This consists of writing what one thinks or feels about a product. It can be achieved by reading all about the product and various customer reviews and compiling a separate review about it.
In all these forms of writing, plagiarism and poor grammar and highly frowned upon.
One may open a writing account or get a direct client from whom they can be getting writing jobs.
The payments can be made per page or word, depending on one’s agreement with their employer. The terms of employment can be full or part-time.
Some companies decide to break down large projects into smaller tasks and spread them all over the internet.
These jobs are given based on one’s level of skill and expertise. Payment can range from $1 to $10 on successful completion of the task(s). It is suitable for individuals who do not enjoy work on a full-time or part-time basis.
One can decide to give information or advice in exchange for money. In a nutshell, this is merely selling experience or learned knowledge. This is particularly lucrative for people with high levels of
education and work experience. It is an excellent alternative after retirement or retrenchment.
It works when one sells their credentials over the internet. People ask questions related to one’s field of expertise and pay to get answers. It also works on the phone and through Skype. Charges can be made per hour.
4. Online surveys.
This is when companies decide to get reviews about their products and services by asking a set of questions to their customers. A survey is a set of questions asked about a specific subject to get different answers from diverse people. Companies use this method to rate their services or products according to popular responses given.
It can also be used as an advertising tool by publishing the positive reactions online.
Depending on the length of the survey, one stands a chance to get paid from $1 to $20 per survey. Other factors that determine the rates include the country one is in and the company giving the examination.
5. Paid-to-click (PTC) adverts.
This type of money-making venture was borne of an agreement between companies and advertisers.
A group may agree to advertise on a website, and the website owners pay people to view said advertisements.
These sites also pay for referrals. Once a member refers someone to the site, a certain percentage is paid to them from their referrals’ earnings. Some sites even pay for viewing videos. One can earn up to $200 a day from from PTC.
Another way of making money online is via eBooks. Supposing that one has a talent for writing, they may decide to write an eBook on any subject and sell it online. In this case, research is essential, and originality is key. Fiction books are the best-selling books since uniqueness is relatively easy to attain.
Apart from this, a writer can also pay to have their books marketed and sold. This can be achieved by a form of commission payment for each book sold.
Evidently, there are more than enough ways to earn money via the internet without necessarily investing anything. These are perfect money-making ventures for people with no income (such as students or the unemployed) and can be fully exploited by anyone who is smart and brave enough to try.