This list contains money-making opportunities that one can learn and don’t need a degree to make things happen, yet the experience always advantageous.
Many skills are learnable, you can make research, implement, and learn or move forward faster by observing someone who has already done what you want to do.
Nowadays there are a lot of opportunities to learn, yet do not confuse learning with action. Stand out by doing.
Update: I noticed that in this article I didn’t mention coaching, I think that not anyone can just start coaching, it requires and this is just my opinion, it requires a sense of responsibility and this is the reason why I didn’t put coaching on this list.
At this time and space coaching is something that will be moved online also, so there are still ways to make money through coaching.
Especially if you are already a coach but maybe didn’t have time before to look into online opportunities.
How to Make Money and not give up too easily
This list is a brainer. I would say that the more you learn, the more you earn. Before I put my list on there are few tips I want to throw your way.
- Think long-term.
- Commit long term.
- Make sure that your goals(and dreams) are big enough, but achievable to you.
- Make sure to have a balance between giving and taking.
- Observe those who are living the way you want to live.
1 | Build an email list
You will need to build email list (collect emails with consent) asap in any project you are working on.
An email list is one of the most powerful tools you can use to make money online.
No matter what you are planning to build an online course, ebook, merchandise.
If you are serious and are willing to build long-term success then it is better to build long-term relationships with your audience. You can do this only if you have the way to contact them personally.
No matter what happens with algorithms on social media or search engines such as Google if you have people on your email list, who are engaged with you (love what you are teaching them or the way you are entertaining them) you will be able to stay in touch with them.
Emails help you to reach your readers with updates, news, and ideas. You can let them know what you are building and when. Also people on your email list, your contacts will be able to help you out to create better content and better products. Encourage them to engage with you.
I have heard the saying “List is your business” In that sense it is true. Without customers, you don’t have a business. Having a list gives you an opportunity to stay in touch with existing customers.
Of course, this is not as easy as it seems. Making money online has many moving parts and you will need to master a combination of Content marketing(blogging), Social media marketing, and email marketing.
All of these together strive to connect with people, build relationships and eventually sell products in the form of education, a solution to their products or entertainment.
2 | Promote Affiliate Products
Promoting affiliate offers and products is a very powerful way to make money online especially when you are adding value to the right people (who need it, have time to use it and money to pay for it).
This is a beginner-friendly way, but it is not as easy as people may let you think. You will need to put in some work.
What I mean by that is you will need to buy a product you are going to promote as an affiliate in order to be able, to be honest about it. People see through bs.
It will sure take some time while you wait product to arrive and time to take pictures or make a video about it, but the better content you create, the better conversions you will have.
Real photos and videos are the most authoritative. When you have authority and your own voice well it is harder to copy.
A nice way to earn from affiliate offers is to write high-quality reviews and comparisons to help a reader to make their final decision of the product they are planning to buy.
3 | Sell your designs
Selling your designs for other people to use is one way to earn passive income online. Now is the right time to create designs for others to use.
Add value to people who have no tools or skills to design and illustrate patterns and prints and earn almost passive income!
There are places like Fiverr, creative market, and Etsy, but you will find buyers on Facebook too.
4 | Print on demand
Print on demand is growing rapidly, now is the time to get on board! You don’t have to be a designer, but it helps.
Put your designs on merchandise on print on demand sites and earn money almost passively.
Only way to make this road as passive as possible is to hire designer and focus on researching and uploading designs.
5 | Print on demand Shopify store
Having your own print-on-demand store is a huge thing! You can build your brand from scratch. There are pros and cons, but as mentioned before building a brand can make you big moolah!
I recommend first learning skills you need.
6 | Drop shipping
Dropshipping is easy to set up but there is additional work involved. Don’t be too optimistic about it.
Unfortunately I have no information about this topic in my blog 2021.
7. Publishing ebook (with Kindle)
Once you write and publish your book on Kindle, yes, it is a kind of passive income if people find it on Amazon, but you will reap more out of it if you promote it properly.
There are many ways to do that. I recommend taking a look at Jeff Bulla’s blog if you want to get advice for someone who has succeeded in this industry.
Blogging is a good way to start making money online because you can have multiple streams of income linked in one place.
Blogging is writing content that is up to date and relevant to a certain group of people. You want to be picky with your niche.
9. Selling digital products
Selling digital products is almost like affiliate marketing, but you must create products you sell or hire someone to do this for you or buy done-for-you products you could tweak and sell.
Examples of digital products are templates, themes, games, apps, videos, etc. Digital products may be informative, educational, or entertainment.
10. Selling information products
Selling digital products is almost like affiliate marketing, but you must create products you sell or hire someone to do this for you.
Examples of informational products are planners, cheat sheets, checklists, eBooks, videos, and courses. Informational products are in most cases very informative and educational.
The main point is to teach something to help a person to get results he/she is after or to solve the problem he/she is having.
Harder, you work the luckier you get. Always start where you are, use what you have, and do what you can.
11. Extra: Sell your services
If you have a skill or will to do something for someone else that they need it may be a good idea for you to offer services. You can provide help as a freelancer there are sites like Fiverr and Upwork you can sign up to start.
If you already have an established website, then on your site add a page with a contact form and name it as “Hire me” or even better “Work with me”.
There is a huge amount of services you can sell. The best way is to monetize the skills you already have or learn new skills you are passionate about.