Building a website and attracting traffic to earn advertising revenue is a proven way to earn money online. However, for those who do not want the trouble of creating or maintaining a website, there are ways to make significant amounts of money online without one. This article covers a few of the more common ways of doing this.
Method 1 - Selling what You Know or Create
1.Teach online classes. Certain websites allow skilled or knowledgeable people to record lessons that others can pay to view. The teachers then can participate in forums to help their students through difficult parts of their content. Doing this not only allows you to share your skills with other people but also earns a steady stream of income if many people participate in your class.
2.Sell your handmade goods online. People love buying interesting crafts and hand-made objects. Online stores like Etsy allow creative and crafty people to make money by selling their products. Be sure to enter the marketplace with something that differentiates your product from other offerings already available on the site.
3.Sell your skills. There are a number of sites that connect skilled individuals with people in need of those skills. Whether you are a graphic designer, lawyer, or translator, you can find someone willing to pay you a reasonable amount for your work. Try searching for "freelance work online" and check out the first few results.
4.Write an eBook. While it may seem like a daunting task to write an entire book, Ebooks do not need to belong to be informative and valuable. You just have to figure out what you know how to do that other would want to know and organize your information in book format. Of course, the actual writing process will take time, but with online publishing services, publishing and selling your eBook will be a breeze.
5.Create YouTube Videos. YouTube allows content creators to earn money from advertising based on how many views they receive. The payout isn't much, about $1–$3 per 1000 views, but that can add up quickly with as you post more videos and gain more viewers. An added benefit here is that you can create videos about whatever you want, as long as you think others will want to watch it.
Method 2 - Selling Your Time
1.Complete online surveys. There is a market for people willing to take various types of surveys provided by organizations and corporations. The pay is relatively low per survey, but doing a lot of them will net you a reasonable payout. Be advised that some of these survey sites pay in gift certificates or other non-cash forms of payment.
2.Become a virtual assistant. Another option is to become an online assistant for someone who lacks the time to complete simple tasks. These tasks could include writing emails, purchasing gifts, or making dinner reservations. This certainly could be among the most interesting ways to make money online. However, many of these assistants work full-time and this would require you to constantly be available for your employer during the day.
3.Work for Amazon's Mechanical Turk. This program allows you to quickly complete small tasks that Amazon's automated computers are unable to do, such as describing the color of a shirt. Each task only takes a few seconds, but also only earns a few cents for the worker. With practice and focus though, some workers are able to make up to minimum wage.
Method 3 - Selling Products for Others
1.Sell products on eBay on consignment. Selling on eBay doesn't always mean selling your own stuff or even buying the products at all. Many sellers make a business of selling on consignment and keeping a portion of the sale price. This can be done from home or with a brick and mortar store. Another option is to become an eBay trading assistant and do consignment work directly for eBay. See How to Make Money on eBay Selling Consignment for Others.
2.Become a wholesaler. A wholesaler buys products in bulk at a low rate and earns money by reselling that product to buyers at a higher rate. While many wholesalers have their own website, others run businesses directly through Amazon or other online retailers. Consider the market for your product, potential earnings, and inventory storage before deciding to become a wholesaler. See How to Buy Wholesale for more information on how to get started.
Method 4 - Promoting Affiliate Products
1.Find an affiliate product to promote. You will act as a middleman between the producer of the product and the consumer without ever touching the product. Be sure to choose a product that you believe is in demand and underrepresented in current advertising. You will need to buy a domain name, but you will not need to set up a website, as your domain name will redirect people to the product's website.
2.Get a domain name to redirect to your affiliate link. These can be purchased cheaply from a hosting website. It's important to note that unlike having your own website you don't have to pay for hosting which is usually more expensive than buying and registering a domain name.
3.Increase traffic going through your domain. In order to make sales, you need to get visitors to your domain name (which will forward them to the website of the product that you resell). You can pay for advertising and hope that your profit will be greater than advertising cost, or you can use free ways to generate traffic.