Turn your skills into a lucrative online business with one of these 10 ideas:
1. Make Money with Google AdSense
Create a blog. Blog about what you are both knowledgeable and passionate about; this will show in your writing. Sign up for a free AdSense account and start placing ads on your blog. You will receive money each time a visitor clicks on an ad. Learn how to attract visitors to your blog, the more people that visit your blog, the more you will earn.
2. Become a Freelancer
There are numerous websites where you can sign up and offer your services or bid on jobs. Work can range from writing to programming.
3. Develop Apps
If you are good at programming, you can create apps for Google Play or the App Store. Either monetize your free apps with advertising or charge a small fee for ad-free apps.
4. Open an Online Store
There are a number of e-commerce website builders that make it easy to create a professional online shop. You can sell your own creations, such as handmade soap or jewelry or you can create unique designs and have a company such as CafePress print and ship T-shirts or mugs with your designs.
With dropshipping, you find a wholesaler who has a dropshipping program. You sell their products in your own online store and forward the order to the company with the payment that you collect, minus your profit. They ship and you don’t have to worry about buying inventory that doesn’t sell.
6. Buying and Selling Domain Names
You can make a living buying domain names that you believe a company will want, and then selling them on domain auction websites.
7. Become a Virtual Assistant
People hire virtual assistants by the day, week or month to do normal admin tasks. Various online companies help you connect with potential employers. A high speed Internet connection is necessary.
8. Become an SEO Expert
All brands want their website at the top of the search engine results. Most small business don’t have the time to optimize their websites and will hire someone to do it for them. There is enough information online to learn search engine optimization and to prepare you for a new online career.
9. Become a Freelance Content Writer
There are multiple websites that connect content writers with clients looking for new website content. Excellent spelling and grammar skills are essential.
10. Affiliate Marketing
With affiliate marketing, you create a blog, and then promote another company’s product or service by reviewing it or mentioning it in your posts. When a visitor clicks on the link with your affiliate code, you receive a percentage of the sale if the person makes a purchase. You can sign up for Amazon’s affiliate program or join a network that has affiliate programs from various companies.