Active & Creative Online Income Earning
When you do an active or creative online job, you are paid for your knowledge and skills. It takes time to acquire this knowledge and skill, but over time, practice will make you a master of your profession. You may have a formal qualification, but in the online world, it is often enough if you have acquired knowledge or practice in a field through self-study. If you are confident in your area, there will always be a demand for your expertise, and that means money for you.
These kinds of jobs require strong self-discipline. You can work remotely, full-time from home in a regular employment-relationship, you can be a self-employed person or a freelancer. Freelancers and self-employed people have to pay income taxes and insurance on their own activities, also issue an invoice for their services.
Initially, you can also become a freelancer as an individual, without starting a formal business. In this case, you don’t necessarily have to issue an invoice to your customers. There are many websites where you can do work and projects without providing an invoice because the website operator will do it for your service instead of you. Simply put, you register on a website, offer your services along with your prices, and then clients find and order from you. In the end, the client pays for the company - the operator of the website where you made your business. That company will keep some of the money for itself - a percentage that you have agreed on and then transfer the remaining amount to you.
Build a Website
It takes a lot of diligence and learning to become a website developer. You can do this within a university setting, in specialized schools - also known as boot camps, or through self-study. The price of a boot camp is extremely high, as is the expected future income after completing a successful course. With the necessary knowledge, you have countless opportunities to earn a decent income. You can work as an employee or entrepreneur or create web pages for yourself.
An easier way to create web pages is to learn how to modify ready-made website templates. One such template system is called WordPress. In this part of our website, we’ll dig deeper into the secrets of web page creation and hope to get a comprehensive picture so you can decide if this activity is right for you.
Write a Blog
Blogging essentially means sharing your thoughts and opinions in writing. If you feel you have a lot to say to the world - or on the contrary, you consider yourself just an average person - in either case, you can find an audience for your blog. There are millions of people on earth who love to read and get new information from blogs. And, many like to spend their time reading the stories and experiences of others, which is similar to theirs.
Your audience is an asset that you can monetize. If you have a lot of readers, different companies will be happy to place ads on your blog - and pay you for it, but there are other ways to monetize your blog too. In this section, we show you how easy it is to start blogging with pre-made blog templates. The rest is up to you.
On platforms like Fiverr, you can sell your services or expertise to customers around the world. You can also choose from thousands of services for your own purposes. For example, if you are planning to start a website, you can easily find people who will create it for you or contribute to the design, write articles, create translations, make video presentations for you, and so on.
We’ll show you how Fiverr and similar sites work, what the pros and cons are.
DIY - Do It Yourself
If you make products with your own hands, customers looking for unique things pay a high price for them. Of course, you have to sell your product for this. How can you sell online?
Here we will show you the possible sales channels and other ways to profit from your hand-made products.
Selling on Etsy
Etsy is a great online marketplace for selling your handmade or unique products. It doesn't take long time to sign-up and start selling your items wordwide. Read our article about Etsy here!
Webshop / Ebay / Amazon
If you have a product, there will always be someone in the world who wants to buy it. Everything is sold at its fair value on the Internet. Whether you wish to sell your own products or others, you can reach customers all over the world. Here, we explore different sales platforms and share the knowledge to build a successful online business.
If you’re good at something that others aren’t and you know how to share that knowledge with others, it can mean income for you. Online teaching can take place one on one, as a personal trainer or tutor. A less direct method can bring in an even higher income: if you put together online courses. Whether you post your tutorials on YouTube or the website of a course provider, you can earn a steady income.
Questionnaires / Surveys / Website testing
A good side-earning opportunity is to fill out online questionnaires or have your say on a product or website. On this page, we examine the profitability and pitfalls of this online money-making opportunity.