You don’t need a degree to make money online, you don’t need a certificate, you don’t need a certain job title, and you don’t need permission from anyone.
If you have a wi-fi connection, a laptop, and you get obsessed with the methods I’m about to tell you about, you’ll have a key to freedom.
There’s a lot of ways to make money but many people would say the best way to make money is online.
I think Jeff Bezos would agree.
The internet isn’t going anywhere and it’s growing more each day. Now’s the precise time to take advantage of that potential and build the life, career, and success you desire.
So here’s what's gonna happen.
I’m going to show you the easiest ways for people to get started in making money online with proven methods that have helped me and others make thousands of dollars a month in extra income.
Even if you have a job or a 9-5, you can fit these money-making methods into your lifestyle with just a little bit of your time and effort.
And the best part is that all of these methods can be scaled, repeated, and, in some cases, automated.
Let’s dive into it!
Affiliate marketing is one of, if not, the simplest and easiest ways to make money online.
In affiliate marketing, you get a commission for helping to market and sell other people’s products/services.
It can be done for free and with zero overhead. Meaning, you don’t have to pay to get into affiliate marketing – nice, isn’t it?.
There are no updates to the product, nor any inventory to handle. It’s flexible. It can be a passive source of income.
This is great because you don’t have to do anything but help make the sale, and whoever you’re affiliating for is responsible for any and all fulfillment of the digital or physical product you affiliated for.
Most of the time, it’s as simple as slapping a simple link on your website or even in an email or social media post and if someone happens to buy from your link, you get paid!
Brands, big and small, often have affiliate programs that let you help sell for them and take a percentage from the sale.
It’s the most hands-off way of making money online and a good choice for people who already have jobs or businesses to run.
Affiliate Marketing Tips
A great option for affiliate marketing is people with personal brands. When you already have a trusted and reputable brand, people are more likely to trust your product recommendations.
Being active on social media is key and you’ll also want to build an email list.
Infoproducts (information products) are a great way to make money online. It doesn’t involve any type of physical product or service.
Infoproducts make people millions and millions of dollars every year without the creator having to store physical products, use shipping services, or deal with storage or expiration.
As soon as someone downloads it, the transaction is complete and the money goes straight into your bank account.
See, most of the work is already done. Once the infoproduct is done, the rest is just promoting it online.
An infoproduct can come in many forms:
- Video course
- Membership site
With an infoproduct, you can take any knowledge or experience you have, package it into a format for people to consume, and publish it online.
You can market your infoproducts using whatever means you have available. Your website, email list, social media profiles are great resources.
You can also tap your network to set up an affiliate program! Which means, other people will be doing the selling for you.
Infoproducts are great for selling to established audiences.
If you create an infoproduct, look to recruit affiliates that have audiences that match up to your offer.
If you don’t already have an audience, the right affiliates can help you make significant sales.
Now, in which platform could you start selling your information products?
For example, take a look at my Gumroad Review. Gumroad is a great platform and an easy tool you can use to publish and distribute different kinds of content and infoproducts. It also has very easy to use an affiliate program to set up so other people can help you with your offers.
Consulting or Coaching
Consulting/coaching is a great way to make money online because all you’re doing is talking to and advising people.
You can do it across international borders with relative ease. You can charge your own prices and build a lucrative income.
Consulting/coaching is very broad and can apply to tons of established industries like:
- Web Design
- App Development
- Content Strategy
- Social Media
Some people make a full-time income only doing consulting.
Many people can make 6-8 figures a year doing consulting at higher levels.
If you have any area of knowledge or already have a following on social media, you can offer personal coaching or one-on-one consulting to your followers.
There are less orthodox subjects that people consult on.
There’s relationship coaches, accountability coaches, spiritual consultants, almost anything you can think of.
Make your consulting into an offer with clear pricing, benefits, and explanations of what is involved. Market your offer through your website and/or social media to let people know about it.
Give away information for free on social media channels where your target audiences hang out. Publish it in the form of blog and social media posts, videos, podcasts, and drive people toward your consulting offer.
You can also use scheduling/calendar software like Calendly to make it easy for potential customers to pick a time to consult with you and make their payments.
Flipping buy low and sell high online
Flipping products is another great way to make money online. With just a phone or laptop, you can hustle your way to financial freedom.
There’s nothing complicated or complex about it. Buy low, sell high.
Places like Craigslist even have “free” item sections where people give away things for free. All you have to do is go pick it up.
If you can’t take the time to visit a website and pick things up for free then you’re not serious about making money.
You can also buy cheap items on places like eBay and Craigslist then mark them up and re-sell them.
All you need to do is take decent photos and write a product description/ad.
Even online marketing legend Gary Vaynerchuk has pushed the effectiveness of flipping items for years on his platform.
He teaches in one of his flipping articles to take advantage of people giving things away for free on platforms like Craigslist then turn around and sell them for a reasonable price. It’s pure profit.
There’s no barrier to entry at all and no excuses for why you can’t execute this strategy.
Use this simple process to stack money for free with no investment:
- Pick up free items on Craigslist
- Bring them home
- Take a picture of them
- Post them on Facebook Marketplace
- Complete the sale
Now keep repeating this process and you’ve got yourself a hustle.
Selling A Service
Selling a service is a great way to make money online if you have a skill you can market to others and solve some type of problem with.
It allows you to run your own business, choose your own clients, and control your schedule to a degree.
Common skills to outsource include things like:
- Web Design
- Web development
- Social media marketing
- Virtual assistant
- Graphic design
- Software Implementation
- Human Resources
- Accounting/Tax Prep
Service-based work can be very lucrative when you book repeat clients who pay you every month. This is commonly known as retainers. Client-based work offers lots of flexibility when it comes to your time and controlling how much money you make.
For example if each client you have is worth $1000 a month you can add more clients to increase your income. You can also raise your prices as you gain experience and skill.
Service outsourcing tips
Decide what kind of service you want to offer and what you need in place to deliver that service to any potential clients.
Then get started on advertising that service on social media and doing cold outreach to potential clients.
Don’t be afraid to send someone a direct message or email if you think they’re a good potential customer.
Try and take advantage of your current network and any access you have through social media.
If you’re just getting started, you can do free work in a strategic way in return for testimonials that you can use so people trust you can do the job.
There’s no reason for you not to be living the life you want to live. The internet has leveled the playing field.
Making money online is the reality for millions of people and it can be your reality too.
With discipline, consistency, and the right tactics, it’s only a matter of time.
The easiest ways to make online are:
- Affiliate Marketing
Pick something and get started. The information you need is all available.