7 Legitimate Ways To Earn Money Online That You Should Already Know

How Earn Money Online That You Should Already Know
How Earn Money Online That You Should Already Know

Making money online today is a lot easier than it has ever been. Years ago, it was exceptionally difficult because, people had to go through the pain of building a strong brand, spending millions on advertisement, and hiring a full-house team just to earn a fairly decent income.

Today, it’s a lot easier, since any enlightened individual could work from home and make anywhere from $1,000 to over $100,000 monthly.

If you’re or have ever been lost in thoughts on how to legitimately make money on the internet, here are 7 creative ways to earn money online that you should already be taking advantage of:

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1). Park Domains:

Ever tried to buy a website domain on Ipages, Bluehost, or Godaddy, but found out the domain was already taken? Or maybe you searched a bit harder, but instead of it being taken, you realise it’s going for about $5,000 dollars? If you’ve been in these shoes at any point, then you’ve stumbled on a parked domain.

People purchase domain names and park them on the internet for people interested in the names to buy. They usually buy these domain names at around $0.99 and could put them up for sale at any price ranging from $500 to even over $1,000,000.

To start parking domains, you’d need an account with a web host; Ipages or Bluehost is a great bet. Then you can start purchasing domain names that are largely made up of dictionary words, since that’s what people search out to buy a lot. After purchasing them, you could put them up for auction online, or you could simply put up a design on the domain’s homepage showing your contact details, incase anyone gets interested.

If you sell a domain you purchase at $0.99 for $2,000, it’s a pretty big win for you.

You can find some domains that were bought at ridiculously low prices, but got sold for millions of dollars here.


2). Sell Affiliate Products:

Affiliate marketing is arguably one of the most profitable ways to make money on the internet. By referring people to patronise a certain website’s products or services, you’d get paid for every individual that successfully makes a purchase.

If an affiliate company offers to pay you $100 per successful transaction, getting 1,000 people to buy would result to $100,000 dollars.

Some great affiliate programs to get into are Ipages, Adfly, ConvertKit, ShareCash, CPALead, Template Monster, and a lot more.

If you’re looking for a more concise list of affiliate marketing programs and how you can take advantage of them to make at least $1,000 monthly, we wrote a highly comprehensive article here.


3). Upload And Share Videos:

Youtube stars are getting increasingly popular. It is even more amazing to find out that many youtube stars now earn well over $1,000,000 a year from their Vlogs.

How then do they do this?

First, they amass a great following from people excited and interested in their contents. Next, they start selling either their own products, advertise certain brands, and also earn money from monetising their youtube channels through the platform itself.

If you have an exceptional talent you believe people can gain a thing or two from, starting a youtube channel after honing your craft is a great way to go.

Some large Vloggers that made over $1,000,000 each in the year 2016 alone, are listed here.


4). Sell Products Online:

Selling your products or services on eCommerce and classified platforms like Jumia, Konga, OLX, and several others, is one great way to earn money online.

You could first start by manufacturing locally or importing items you’d like to sell at very low prices, then put them up for sale on the eCommerce websites of your choice at higher prices, so you can earn a substantial income.

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5). Become A Freelancer:

Freelance work is one of the most popular buzz words in many places around the world. This has even prompted the American government to ensure that freelancers are properly taxed and remitting what’s due to the government from whatever sums they’re earning.

From freelance writing, to digital design, web programming, SEO consulting, and a lot more, you can take the skills you have honed and earn money online through them.

Some great freelance websites to earn extra income from are Fiverr, SEOClerks, and Freelancer.


6). Monetise A Website:

This is probably the most popular method used by most individuals trying to earn money online.

By setting up a blog or a regular website, you should first grow your audience base, then monetise them through placing adverts on your website. These ads could either be from content distribution networks like the Google’s Adsense, or could be private Ads run through banners and sponsored posts paid for by a client.

If you don’t get accepted into the google adsense program, some great sites you could monetise your website through are Propeller Ads, Adbooth, Adnow, Exoclick, and RevenueHits.

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7). Participate In Online Surveys:

Thousands of people around the world earn hundreds of dollars monthly from simply partaking in online surveys. While they don’t make paid surveys their only income source, they earn money online monthly from it in hundreds and sometimes thousands of Dollars.


What are your thoughts on these 7 creative ways to earn money online? Let me know by leaving a comment below.


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Stan Edom
Stan Edom
I'm an entrepreneur with expertise in supply chain management, international trade, small business development, e-commerce, internet startups, renewable energy, and agriculture. I'm also a network engineer, I.T security expert, and computer programmer. In my spare time when I'm not working out at the gym, I try to solve problems people face in their everyday lives with whatever means necessary.

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  1. Hello Mr Stan, please how do I get started on sell affiliated product and park domain please am really interested thanks

  2. This online surveys seems to be a scam. I participated in one and after the whole exercise, to claim the money became much difficult

    • Hi Fidelis,

      Getting the money depends on your payment method.

      While some online survey websites are truly scams, others are genuine.

      Thank you for the comment.

  3. Hello STAN,I must say that I have learnt alot since I started following your blogposrs, its not just informative but add value to ones wealth of knowledge. Keep it up.

    • Thank you for the comment Linda.

      Those words mean so much to me.

      I’m glad you follow the blog posts.

      Have a wonderful time!

  4. This is great mr stan. Your articles are so educating and full of life and gainful directions.

    God reward you greatly!

  5. Thanks stan.

    I have two ads running on my blog and that is propeller ads and content.ad, but the major problem am having is getting people to click on them.

    I need more advice on how to generate much traffic to click on those ads.

    Will paid traffic be okay?

    • Hi Harry,

      Your goal shouldn’t be to get people to click your ads, but rather to add value.

      When you do, people will trust your website enough to click what follows.

      For now, you can put your ads in between posts, so it can be easier for people to click it. But this will ruin your user experience and make people leave your blog on the long run.

      Thank you for asking.

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