Ever tried making money online? Well, this article talks about 14 ways to make money online in 2021 and beyond. So, let’s begin!
Today we are going to discuss various ways to make money online. This will include various websites, tools, skills and methods to make money from me. Some of them are free, legitimate ways to make money online while some other ways explained could require some initial capital investment. These ways work for every age group whether you want to make money online as a teen or an adult.
The best thing about working online is that you can make money online from home in your free time. I have been personally using these ways myself for more than years and now I make a steady passive income of around 3000$ per month as a university student.
These ways will absolutely help you make money online during the pandemic and beyond as well. So without any further delay let’s get straight into the points so that you can even make money as a beginner.
Using canva comes with various benefits. You can use this for various purposes. It is one of the easy ways to make money online.
Here’s on what you can do with canva:
- Create logos
- Create thumbnails for youtube videos
- Create covers for your Facebook and Instagram page
- Create thumbnails for your Fiverr gig
- Make different designs and upload in various print on demand websites and so on
You can use canva even though you have zero knowledge in graphic design. You can use the templates that are provided in canva for free by using canva free plan.
But if you want to start making money online without much hard work, canvas pro is a gem… I have been using canva pro since last year and now am making a steady income of 500$ per month through it.
So, I highly recommend you to use Canva Pro. It costs $9.95 per month if you pay it annually and $12.95 if paid monthly.
This is a very low price in comparison to how much you can earn money online from canva. If you can put in the effort you can make around 100$ in the very first month of the use of your canva pro and you will be in $90 net profit in the first month which can later be used for investment in other fields of earning money online.
But if you are on a zero budget you can try the free version but you won’t be able to remove the background of your design, you won’t be able to create custom-sized graphics and canva only provides you with limited stock photos.
Redbubble is a print on demand website to make money online where graphic designers or artists sell their arts and design on various products like T-shirts, hoodies, tote bags, masks, invitation cards, acrylic blocks, bedsheets, stickers, and many like these.
When you sign up for redbubble, here are some things that you need to consider:
- You need to be cautious while selecting your username because you won’t be able to change it later (make sure it’s catchy).
- You need to specify your payment method for your designs to be visible to the public.
- You will also have to wisely choose the currency you would like to be paid on as you won’t be able to change it later.
Once you are finished setting up your account, you can start uploading your designs or artworks. If you lack in skills, then I recommend you to use Canva Pro. Choose the custom dimension 5400×4500. Create your designs there, download it (it’s better if the background is transparent).
Note: You don’t get the whole money of the products you sell. You get a certain amount of margins. You can set your own margins on different products.
You need to be cautious about what type of tags you should include in your design. Being specific about your design or art and then including the tags would be best.
After you are done uploading your artworks or designs, you can share your works to various Facebook pages or Instagram pages, use Pinterest to publicize.
Also note that it is a source of passive income, though it may take some time for you to get your first sale on redbubble.
You can follow similar groups on facebook and check out people’s success on redbubble.
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Teepublic is a print on demand website just like redbubble except for you can’t set your own margins.
You can sign up on Teepublic for free. After you sign up and set your payment details you can start uploading your artworks or designs.
You can upload the same designs that you made for redbubble all at once and manage the information of your products like the title, tags, and descriptions there. Or you can make separate designs using Canva Pro.
Also, take note that you cannot steal anyone else’s artworks or designs both in redbubble and in teepublic.
You can also choose which product you want to enable or disable according to your need.
It is also a passive source to make money. People may buy your products even without any promotion but you can also promote your artwork for more traffic flow and sales. Checking on the trends and making design accordingly helps a lot in making sales.
- DROP SERVICING
Drop servicing is an act of taking orders of services from consumers, making someone else do it at a low price and gain the profit. Here you act the middle person between a consumer and a supplier.
You don’t have to be a professional in each and every service that you decide to sell but it’s better to have the basic knowledge of everything that you are trying to sell.
You can use google trends to check out the consumer’s need for any kind of service and set your limitations on what kind of services you would like to sell.
Now I will be listing the steps on how you can start earning money online through drop servicing:
- Create and set up your drop servicing website. I recommend you to use Shopify. Shopify is an e-commerce site that helps you sell your services and products easily
- List the services that you will provide to your consumers.
- After taking orders from your consumers, you can search for freelancers in platforms like Upwork, freelancer, Fiverr, and so on. There will be many freelancers that you could get your work done through but you will have to be very catchy and choose the best, reliable and cheap one so that you can get quality results at less price.
In this way, you can make money online easily through drop servicing.
- BLOG WRITING
Blog writing can also be a good source of passive income however may require some effort to begin with. You can also write free blogs on websites like wordpress.com, medium, and so on.
But these types of free blogs are more for the experience than making money online.
After this, you can make your website look catchy and attractive by using WordPress themes. Then you can start writing your own blog posts.
Don’t know how to write blog posts? Read the following few steps:
- Choose a niche
First, you should determine yourself on what you want your website or your blogs to be about. Once you’ve chosen it. We are ready to start.
The next step is to brainstorm. Think of ideas that you think can trend or search for what is trending in that niche right now. Write down your ideas. Search on google, checkout blogs of similar niche and the traffic flow in such websites.
- Use google docs to create a format of what your blog will look like
- Use trending keywords on your blog posts
- Use images, videos, and graphics
- Avoid grammatical mistakes
After you have finished writing, you can use Grammarly to avoid any type of grammatical mistakes. Then you are ready to upload it.
NOTE: After uploading it I would recommend you to publicize your blogs on social media sites. It really helps to increase the flow of traffic on your website and blog. You can also include various affiliate links, post sponsored content, and use ads on your blogs. This increases your income through blogs.
- VIDNAMI (CONTENT SAMURAI)
You don’t need to have a camera or you don’t even need to use your own voice for voiceover! Vidnami could be a gem for those who want to start a youtube channel at a very low budget of just 37$ per month.
You can also create various product explainer videos or any other kind of videos through it. All you need to do is brainstorm and write an article on what you would want to say in that video.
The rest of the work is done by vidnami. From creating subtitles to adding background music to adding a voiceover on that video. You can also decide for yourself on what kind of background music you would want or what kind of templates you should add too!
Despite being automated, the voiceover sounds very real so that you don’t have to worry about it being computerized.
You can use vidnami to create a video for other peoples through various freelancing platforms and earn money through it too.
You can start from 10$ per minute for a video for the first time and after your reviews get better you can increase it up to 100$. You can completely recover the money you spent on vidnami and get much more profit.
It also has its trial version but you cannot add a voiceover to it and it comes with a watermark. I don’t think anyone would want this type of video on freelancer or any platform.
So I highly recommend you to get the premium version for your own professional enhancement. It is absolutely worth investing in vidnami if you are planning to earn money online through youtube or freelancing.
You can also read this article on making money online with Vidnami. for a more step by step guide.
- AFFILIATE MARKETING
Affiliate marketing is a very old way to earn money online. You get a commission for bringing traffic or sales from an online retailer whose product or website you decide to promote.
With genuine efforts, you can make a decent amount of money through affiliate marketing.
Most blog writers use this technique of affiliate marketing by putting backlinks on their articles that redirect you to the retailer’s page.
There are a few things that you should mind before starting affiliate marketing.
- You need to have a website and a blog of your own for better earning and you cannot just promote anything on your website.
- The products that you promote on your website and blog should be related to the niche of your website.
Here are some of the major affiliate networks that I use to earn money:
- Nobel Samurai
After you are done choosing your affiliate product, one of the major things that you need to focus on is the traffic flow on your website. You should be able to promote your website as much as possible.
There are various ways you can use to promote your website.
- You can create an ad and bring traffic from other websites or channels
- Write SEO optimized content
- Write quality content
- Share it on social media platforms
Your blog should look catchy enough to attract and divert your visitors to visit and to buy from the backlinks you provide them. You should choose the sentences very wisely and attract your consumers to buy from the links you provide.
And again make sure you have no grammatical or spelling mistakes on your blog because visitors find it more trustworthy. And you should use keywords very wisely as well.
- DATA ENTRY
There are various sites where you can earn money online from data entry. You can earn around 10-12$ per hour despite being a beginner. But if you have no idea how to do data entry I will leave you a link to the course on how to do data entry.
You can also find these types of data entry jobs on freelancing platforms like fiverr. They help you build good reviews which will leave a very good impression on your future consumers.
Also, the major perk of doing data entry is that you don’t need to invest any of your money. You will just have to invest your time to do this job or you can hire someone else for cheap and get the profit. Somewhat like what we discussed on drop servicing.
It is a great way to make money online for teens who are studying and need some extra money.
Doing this work helps you a lot in developing your skills and building your cv.
You should be able to lure the consumers towards you and make them feel that you are perfect to do their job because there is quite a competition in this field but yes opportunities are more as well.
- CREATE YOUR OWN WEBSITE
I should have discussed this much earlier because creating a website benefits you a lot of things. There are various things you can do to earn money online by creating a website for your own self.
Why create your own website?
- Creating your own website helps your cv look much better if you are planning to apply for jobs in the future.
- You can earn money by writing blogs.
- You can affiliate links
- You can start a drop servicing business on your website
- You can sell online courses
- You can sell your own products and Softwares and many more.
To create your website you will have to buy a domain name and hosting. You can buy your very first domain and hosting from Bluehost.
You can give your site a very professional look through WordPress.
If your website looks more professional, it will attract more traffic.
But make sure that you create your website on a particular niche. You must not write blogs or affiliate links of random categories.
You must be careful while choosing your niche and make sure that the niche will be on-trend in the future as well!
Youtube is one of a great way to earn money online but it requires hard work, patience, and dedication. It may take you a few days, few weeks, few months, or even a few years to make money through youtube.
You can start a vlogging channel, a vines channel, an informative channel, a gaming channel, and many more. But for this, you will have to make some investment of your time and your money.
Either you can buy a camera by yourself and start creating your videos on your own. You will have to edit them so if you have the skills you can edit them yourself. If you don’t have the skills to edit your videos you can search for video editors on freelancers.
Or you can also use Vidnami(Content samurai) which will consume less of your time and you will get quality output at just as low as $37 per month.
All you will have to do is think of your content and write your article on it. The rest of the job will be ensured by vidnami itself with its amazing automated voice function and HD stock footages.
Also, keep in mind that you will have to have 1000 subscribers and 4000 watch hours to monetize your channel. After then you can add ads to the video and take sponsorships as you like for increasing your income through youtube.
- WEB DESIGNING
If you have the skill of web designing, you can absolutely earn money by designing websites for others on platforms like freelancers But before doing this, you should be able to generate a good portfolio about yourself so that your clients will get some sense of credibility.
People won’t trust you on freelancing platforms if you don’t have a good portfolio first.
If you are new to freelancer you should start doing jobs for lesser amounts and once your reviews get better you can uprise your value accordingly.
If you are interested in web designing but don’t know how to, I will leave an online course here so that you can directly go and learn about what is web designing and how you can do it.
You can also set up your service of web designing on your dropshipping service, which has more potential in the market and hence will make your work less of a hurdle to make money online with this method.
But if you are willing to do it by yourself, you can create a blog and explain your services there as well. You will have to struggle a bit at the beginning but once you start getting into it, it will be a lot easier to get clients.
- SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING
If you love using social media, this is a bonus for you because there are various ways you can earn money online through social media like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
You can do a lot through social media than you actually think. Social media marketing is a broad concept that includes online marketing to affiliate linking. It contains monetizing your social media page to posting sponsorship content.
But to start it all and gain money through social media marketing, you will again require patience and dedication. If you are not dedicated enough, you will never succeed. Always have faith in yourself that you can do it.
Here’s a list of things you can do through social media marketing:
- You can promote affiliate products to make money online.
- You can sell sponsored products.
- You can earn money by uploading pictures once your social media has reached quite much amount of followers.
- You can share and publicize your blogs.
- You can post paid contents.
- You can start an online business.
- You can publicize your freelancing services and many more.
You need to be very consistent in your social media platforms as it’s not just for fun but to earn money. Choose a niche and start your journey in social media marketing now!
- LANGUAGE TRANSLATING
Are you a multilingual person? Do you understand and can read and write multiple languages? Well if yes, we’ve got you covered.
Knowing more than one language comes with various perks. There are a lot of people that can understand only a single language and need a help from translators to translate stuffs for them.
Many businessmen and even various employees hire translators for them to convert their stuff into a different language.
In many countries people use english as a foreign language and are not very well at it. Or in some countries, english is the sole language used and they may be needing help to translate english into some other language to communicate with a third person.
You can make money online by translating their language into another. It pays quite a satisfying amount of money so you don’t need to worry.
You may be wondering where you can start doing this. So, let me tell you, You can find these types of jobs on freelancing platforms. I have mentioned earlier as well, you can find these jobs on freelancer upwork, total, fiverr and so on.
You can also make your own blog based on translating language and stuff or even make an online course on language translating. You can also make an e-book on language translating.
There are many opportunities for you in this field. So let’s get it!
Dropshipping is quite similar to drop servicing but instead of services, you sell your products online.
There have been many successful dropshippers these days and dropshipping business is quite on trend as well. If you are tired of your 9-5 jobs and want to do something exciting, I suggest you dropshipping.
For this you will have to open a shopify account, source your products from aliexpress.
There’s a specific plugin designed to do this called oberlo. You can get it here. So, whenever someone lands on your shopify store and purchases something, your plugin wil buy that same product from aliexpress for lets say 5$ and sell that on your shopify store for 35$, and you get to keep the remaining profits to yourself.
Its very easy to setup your shopify account and it also comes with a 7 days free trial, so you can get started on understanding the way to make money online with shopify instanly.
Shopify is an extremely popular website for dropshipping and there are people of all ages who are making 100’s of thousands of dollars using this business model. However, unlike other methods, it does require some initial capital investment to set up everything which may range from 400$ to 1500$ on average. This concludes the basic scenario on how to make money online with dropshipping.
So, these are all of the 14 most popular ways you can start to make money online in 2021.
(Special Edition Code: Rubika)