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15 Ways You Can Make Money Online

If you’ve been looking for a guide to help you make money online, this is the one. We are all aware how...

Written by Sinwan Zahid · 6 min read >
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If you’ve been looking for a guide to help you make money online, this is the one. We are all aware how making money is no longer something we do in traditional workplaces. You don’t have to set up a stall outside, you don’t have to go in to an office to type your work. The resources are with us. And thanks to the internet, the resources are abundant.

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But when it comes to making online, there are several ways that are fake or scams. Hence it’s important you steer clear of get-rich-quick schemes. In this spirit we’ve put together a list of things you can do to establish a legitimate revenue source online. It could be your only source of income, or something on the side – that’s up to you. Read below.

1. Learn graphic designing

With digital marketing becoming a go-to option for businesses around the world, the need to create attractive, attention-grabbing images calls for graphic designers. They are an important part of the process. πŸ’―

You can get in on that by learning this skill – which btw doesn’t take too long to develop. Other than that, there’s so much work online for logos, business cards, posters that you can do. Airschool allows various talented and experienced people to put up their courses and share their expertise with learners. We have just the right basic to advanced graphic design masterclass by Rajeev Mehta waiting for you! πŸŽ‰

2. Start freelancing

Freelancing has risen as a top choice for making money online, owing mostly to the flexibility it provides. Small, up and coming businesses in the west opt for freelancers in this case, because they still mean lesser overheads as compared to full-time roles.

There are plenty of platforms you can sign on to, like Fiverr, where you can offer your skills, meet prospective clients and earn in dollars. Ka-ching! πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ’° If you’re looking to figure out freelancing from scratch or want to get deeper into which freelance platforms like Fiverr, you should check out the courses we have to offer. They’ve been super popular on our website and we know you’ll find them to be useful.

3. Create an online course

With the onset of COVID-19, one reality that became very apparent was that even classrooms are going digital. This is why ed-tech solutions are emerging everyday. In order to cater to an increasing demand for e-learning, create courses using your own knowledge and sell them. πŸ’²

You can be a video creator who creates a course on making thumbnails for YouTube or a professor of Data Science and make a well-rounded course on that. The possibilities are endless.

You know, we have just the solution in this case. Create a course on Airschool for free and start your knowledge sharing business today! πŸ‘€

4. Manage projects virtually

If organization is your thing, you can manage projects online. Now in order to do this, you might need prior experience managing projects with companies, or you should have studied it already and know all the tools. If you have that sorted, you will find that a variety of companies are recruiting online for people to manage their projects. πŸ’ͺ

Even if you don’t have robust project management skills, there are easier virtual assistant slots up for grabs online which require skills like scheduling meetings, emailing, and data entry. Either way, it pays very well.

Start managing projects the right way, learn with a Project Management Pro by clicking here. 😎

5. Start your own blog website

Blog websites were the OG way people on the internet initially kept themselves entertained. Even those that wrote the blogs initially started out thinking of blogs as their journals or diary entries. Then they started getting audiences and it turned out, this was a very clever way to advertise. πŸš€

Nowadays, blogging is still very popular with healthy blog growth predicted this year. However, you have to be able to tell something unique, be consistent, know SEO and know your way around social media. If you have these things nailed down, you can have blog earnings that easily cross the six figures. Don’t believe that? Let Fatima Rizwan, founder of TechJuice tell you all about it in her blogging course. Sign me up! πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ

6. Get podcasting

Another great way to make money online is to start podcast. This is especially for those of us out there who are chatty, who are interested in learning and exploring about people and topics, and who are passionate about their audiences. 🎧

There are several places online you can start your own podcast for free, but the most important aspects of it are deciding what you want to talk about in your podcasts and how it will reach your audience. Once you have a good podcast to sell, advertisers may reach out to you to for a spot on it and you can earn GOOOOOD money through that.

7. Make a YouTube channel

You’ve seen a lot of other people do it, but so can you! If you’re passionate about a certain topic, get to making videos. A lot of the content on YouTube is either entertainment or educational, so try to make sure you fit in that category and have something unique to offer. πŸ˜‰

Moreover, you also should be more than willing to be dedicated because it will take a while before you make a name for yourself. Consistency is the key with content, so just keep at it! After that, you can make thousands or dare I say, millions, like all the YouTube stars you see around.

8. Dabble in data analytics

If you’re someone who enjoy numbers and analytics, get into the world of data. Companies all around the world pay the big bucks for someone who is proficient with data analytics and can recommend data-driven decisions. ⭐

Business performance and intelligence nowadays is super important to companies, if you don’t have data to view, you’re going to be looking into a deep, hollow pit that doesn’t tell you much about customer behavior, acquisition and more. Start your data analytics journey (here, yes click here) with zero data, tech background. All that’s needed is a sharp mind and a can-do attitude! πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈ

9. Create and/or maintain websites

Like coding or have wanted to code? Get on the developer bandwagon and offer your services as a website developer or someone who takes care of and maintains websites that people couldn’t be bothered too much with. Wherever there is digital activity, it’s understood you will find developers. 🌐

Lucky for you, digital and online activity is pretty much everywhere. Businesses have websites to run, and you can link up with some of them – show your superior development skills and win them over for a completely remote job. Get into JavaScript with Awais Kamran – he’s leading the development team at Pakistan’s first billion dollar valued website – Zameen.com. πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»

10. Try dropshipping

Dropshipping is a business model where you don’t have a physical store but you are a middleman (or retailer) between a customer and a wholesaler. A drop shipper markets and sells the product but it’s the supplier who does the storing, packaging, and shipping. The supplier gets a wholesale amount and you get the retail price with a profit margin. πŸ’Ή

Isn’t that awesome? A lot of people have as of lot been trying out this new trade, considering it has considerably low overhead costs and doesn’t take much to set up online. Ali Express and Oberlo are two such examples you can check out. βœ…

11. Manage social media

Everyone, businesses and individuals, nowadays are starting their social media profiles. There are plenty of opportunities available on the internet where applicants are required to maintain and manage pages. Community management i.e. responding to messages or comments can sometimes also be a part of these jobs. πŸ˜„

If you’re social media savvy, a quick crash course into the latest trends, algorithms, audience data of social media websites can launch you into the exciting and lucrative world of social media management. From here you can get into analytics, or plan content that gets more engagement, and even branch out into digital marketing as a whole.

12. Research influencer data

A lot of companies and agencies nowadays are delegating tasks like keyword, engagement rate, and other related research on influencers. This data helps them plan and position their influencer marketing campaigns efficiently. 🀩

And the best part about this is that you don’t need to know much, but can learn with a course here or there and add knowledge of some tools. Once you do a couple of projects, you can carve this as a niche for yourself and increase your earnings. Learn how to get started in the industry with this masterclass by HBA Services on Freelancing for IG Influencer Research. πŸ”

13. Start editing videos

The future is video – a lot of social media websites have confessed that. Algorithms are set to bump videos up more, consumptions of videos are increasing, so ultimately the need for video editors arise to meet the demand. πŸ”₯

Even if you don’t have knowledge of video editing, it’s fine, it’s not a complicated art. You need some guided learning, some weeks of practice and you can start working. But remember to keep building up on related skills like motion graphics, illustration and more. They will definitely help you and bring you a wider range of clients willing to pay a lot. πŸ˜‰

14. Write and set up ads for businesses

Ads take a major chunk of businesses to their desired customers. They are an extremely crucial aspect of digital advertising, but for that, they require compelling copy and properly targeted ads. Copywriters are wordsmiths, they capture a feeling, an emotion, a paragraph in just a couple of words. πŸ“

If you think you can write catchy, attractive copy that sells, this is one niche that isn’t going out of trend. If your work is good and your ideas fresh and relatable, you can make a decent amount of money online. Just know that you need to understand the basics like PPC campaigns and research – they will help you go a long way and help you set up campaigns. Know nothing about it just yet? Learn PPC and Paid Search from scratch in this Airschool course. πŸ’―

15. Become an influencer

Lastly, a job that everyone wants, to become an influencer. This has been made particularly easy with the rise of Instagram influencers, and has blossomed and moved onto even TikTok now. Let’s just say successful influencers today make a lot, and most of that money is made online. πŸ’ΈπŸ‘‘

Audiences nowadays respond more to “real people” and opposed to celebrities. These real people and their advice is worth a lot more because they have engaged followers and communities who take their word for anything. And why would brands not to capitalize on that very fact? Try your luck.

We hope you find this list helpful and use it to help you make money online. Share it with your friends and family, and if you have any questions ask them below. 😎

Written by Sinwan Zahid
Sinwan is managing content and socials at Airschool. She has a built-in viral content ticker in her head so naturally she lives for all things content and storytelling. Profile

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