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The Very Best Way to Make Money Online

Updated on July 7, 2014

Nowadays, even those who lack proper education can make money. With countless opportunities presented today, there can be no excuse to live poorly except for laziness and fear. One of the best platforms to make money is the World Wide Web. Since the advent of the internet, people get to enjoy a lot of things with just a computer and an internet connection. People can communicate with others miles from them, compare hobbies and get inspiration, do business transactions and online shopping, and make money with just simple skills. The World Wide Web is indeed a blessing in the 21st century, especially to people who are quite hesitant to venture out on their own. With the internet, they can aim for the stars and accomplish their goals without going out of their comfort zone.


Advantages of Online Jobs

There are many advantages in working in the online world. The first would be the laid-back lifestyle it offers. Freelancers would never worry if they do not have the right corporate clothes because they would probably be working at home in their pajamas. They can also enjoy a flexible schedule and work whenever they wish, as long as they get the job done. There are also lesser fees to think about. When you are a corporate employee, you have to pay for transportation fees, gas, food and even a wardrobe. Online freelancing is also a great way to meet many clients and establish a name in the market. Most clients search for freelancers to accomplish creative output; thus, having known a lot of them could help you build a portfolio with variety. But the best part of working online is being your own boss.


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Disadvantages of Working Online

There are also disadvantages of working online that you should be aware of. The lack of guidance and direction might lead to laziness, especially if your home becomes your office. You do not feel pressured to perform, which can be uninspiring on the freelancer. Some might get great projects that challenge their skills, but others could be contented with mundane ones. The lack of direct competition can also be a threat to the freelancer’s motivation since he might not be encouraged to strive hard. As long as he meets the requirements, he may not strive to make it better. Lastly, the biggest disadvantage of working online is the unpredictability of the profession. Today you might have the job; the next day, you might get nothing.

There are a lot of ways to make money online. Each strategy may have certain standards to uphold to, which means that not everyone can succeed in it. Skills are necessary, but people should play their cards right in order to get the job that is right and fruitful for them. Here are some of the best ways to make money online.

Facts About Making Money Online

  • You will have to work hard to succeed
  • The vast majority of people fail because they do not have the time or money to stick it out in long run
  • The people who do succeed make a very nice income
  • When you do succeed you have a freedom that no other job can give you because you can do your job from anywhere in the world!
  • People think you have to have a great knowledge of computers and SEO in order to be successful online - False - Many newbies succeed online, it depends on you attitude and work ethic.
  • With the right attitude and ethic you will succeed. Hard work pays off!

Online Marketplace

If you have been looking for an online job for long, you would notice that there are online job markets that offer a wide variety of temporary jobs under different categories. Online marketplaces accommodate both freelancers and clients alike. Clients advertise their online job openings, while freelancers take their pick from them. To ensure that they are getting the right candidate for the job, some clients can also conduct skill tests and portfolio reviewing. Freelancers need to sign up for an account and improve their online portfolio before they can start looking. Clients are also given the chance to rate their temporary online workers according to the skills they displayed. The best online marketplaces are Odesk, Freelancer, Fiverr and Elance. You can choose jobs under Writing & Translation, Graphic Design, Web programming, Online Marketing and the like.


Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is also the best way to make money online. By definition, affiliate marketing is the process of hosting affiliate links on your site so you can lead your online traffic to other websites. You can earn with each unique click though a process called Pay-Per-Click marketing. It is best to have a great blog with heavy traffic and a specific niche. For example, you have a website about beauty and fashion. The ones who will approach you will be companies in the beauty and fashion industry. If they see that your website has great traffic, they will form a deal with you. They will be putting links of their products or website on your page, and they will pay you a fixed amount with every unique click. Furthermore, you will get commission if the customers you led to their site have purchased some goods. This is truly a win-win situation that most freelancers appreciate. They can establish their blog, while earning money in the process. The best affiliate programs are Google Adsense and Amazon Associates. You can also search for affiliate links on Rakuten Linkshare for your site.


The World Wide Web is also used to sell products, both new and old. There is a lot of websites to choose from, other than eBay and Amazon. You can also set up your website if you are determined to make your online retail brand known to the world. E-commerce might be hard work if you are working alone. That is why you need to study the steps first to do the best way to make money online. Sign up for an account on famous entrepreneur sites, like Etsy. On Etsy, you can craft your own projects and sell them. The website already takes care of the business transaction between clients and sellers, as well as the showcasing of projects in the portfolio. Once you confirm payments, you can now send your products worldwide.

People who work online are not necessarily lazy people in general. They might be comfortable with the setup and could enjoy it naturally, as opposed to forcing themselves to work in a corporate setting. In addition, they might also have skills that fare well on the World Wide Web, such as graphic design and web programming. With the opportunities online, freelancers might think twice in going back to the corporate arena

In The End...

In the end it comes down to what you are knowledgeable and passionate about. This because whichever avenue you choose to go down when making money online you have to LOVE it! The niche you choose need to be something you will be happy working with. Otherwise you will whither and lose interest. You need to have an affection for your work if you are to succeed in making money online, You need to be the very best!

With enough passion and drive you will succeed. You will get the lifestyle you always wanted. Keep writing. Keep reading and learning. Keep producing good content and products.

You will succeed!


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      4 years ago from India

      I really liked the hub due to its clean and clear writing. I even sent the links to few of my friends also. Keep Going....

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      4 years ago from India

      I really liked the hub due to its clean and clear writing. I even sent the links to few of my friends also. Keep Going....

    • Philip Borrowman profile imageAUTHOR

      Philip Borrowman 

      4 years ago from Aviemore

      That is very kind of you and thank you! Write, write and write some more - all I am doing at the moment! lol! Goal is 200 hubs by Christmas. :-)

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      Sima Ballinger 

      4 years ago from Michigan

      Welcome to HubPages, glad to have you aboard. You are encouraging. I have seen some success in a few of the online markets you have mentioned. Nice job, Voted Up and Useful!


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