There are many, many ways to make money online, but by no means are they created equal. There are those that don’t work out well, there are the scams, and then there are the proven ways to make money online. Over the few episodes, we will discuss 21 of the best proven ways to make money online. After hearing some of these, you may very well be fired up to get into making some money online! Note that the order we listed these methods does not imply any greater or lesser value, since people have different strengths and circumstances. The greatest requirements to make money online are creativity and diligence. The Internet is basically a canvas which you can use to your gain, but you will need to work hard to make things work. With that said, let’s begin looking into just how you can make some money online.
1. Freelance Writing
Freelance writing refers to the activity wherein you will write for various clients. The content and length of the material greatly varies. You can find jobs that ask for short 100-word snippets to full-blown thousands-of-words- long e-books. It really depends on what your clients are looking for.
These job requests can be found on many websites dedicated to job requests, and there are even websites specifically catering to writing job requests. A quick Google search for “freelance writing” will pull up a slew of websites.
As a freelance writer, your potential clients are website owners, bloggers, marketers, and small business owners. The subject matter can cover just about anything under the sun – you’ll find job requests for rifle scope descriptions to electronic product reviews to skateboarding website copy. You can choose to focus on a few topics, or go with the flow and take up whatever job requests come your way. The latter tends to be more interesting, even if it can tend to slow down your writing and lower your output because of the research required. One very important facet of this proven way to make money online is keyword research. On the Internet, the search engine is a prime mover because it directs people to where they want to go. Website keywords are often in competition, and so search engine companies evaluate websites to enable better result filtering and improved user satisfaction. One way that search engines evaluate websites and webpages is by analyzing their
keywords for type, frequency, and distribution.
As a freelance writer, your output will often be required to have proper keyword application. You can conduct your own research, or even better, you can get the job order complete with keywords and frequencies. Remember to distribute the keywords as evenly as you can throughout the entire article.
In practice, there are two ways to conduct your freelance writing. One, you can write articles and sell them in batches; think “3 300-word articles on web marketing for x dollars” kind of thing. In this case, you will need to conduct your niche research well, and also know where to go to advertise your output. The other approach is to get yourself hired by picking up posted requests. This entails more time spent scanning websites for requests and conducting communication with job request owners, but it does provide you with better direction. Here are some recommended freelance sites: http://www.elance.com http://www.odesk.com You may also like to try micro outsourcing sites: http://www.fiverr.com http://www.microworkers.com
2. Write and Submit
This is different from freelance writing because you are not selling your services to a certain person or party. In this proven way to make money online, you write articles on your own time and then submit them to article directories, or even to magazines.
Again, you will see a great range of potential niches and topics. In theory, the range of potential subjects for writing is endless – you’re only limited by your expertise and willingness to cover those topics. The length also varies, but in this method you will mostly be limited to articles between 200 words and a thousand words. This is because you are writing “articles” that are readable in one short sitting, and yet are substantial enough to justify the space they occupy.
Article directories are quite simply orderly repositories of written material, generally of the informative sort. A visitor can access the directory and use keywords to search for articles, and then peruse at their leisure. As a writer, these directories allow you to get views for your articles while having a regular outlet for your written material.
How does this make money for you? Well, some directories pay for each visitor who comes to read your articles. Of course, you can also use your articles to market various products and get money from sales or commissions. On the World Wide Web, making money often involves multiple overlapping strategies. This may seem intimidating to the budding Internet-based moneymaker but you’ll get the hang of it quickly enough.
Remember to pick out the right categories for your articles, or they could end up getting misclassified and may suffer penalties. Additionally, do not forget your keyword research. Though in this method the keyword research is not as important as in freelance writing, you will still get more hits if you use the right keywords.