In order to make money online, you just have to be decisive, patient and spend time to build your reputation.

This arbitrary and rather abstract term that we use on a daily basis, known as the Internet, could actually help us increase our monthly and annual income for a buck or two. Having been a member of this community for a long time, I concluded one thing for certain – if you are promised a lot of money for doing nothing, then you are a part of a scam and you’ll probably earn nothing and end up actually giving your money.

It takes skill, an idea and, most importantly, it takes some time to actually manage to make living off the internet.

Here are a few suggestions which can help you make money online with activities that are focused on fattening your e-wallet.

1. Freelancing

If you have a skill which you think you are good at, try signing up for a freelancing website. People from all over the world need jobs to be done, and maybe you are the right match for someone out there. The only catch is – those are the jobs which can be done via using a computer and where you do not actually have to be present to do them.

The philosophy stays the same – do not expect to get rich immediately. You need to gradually build your reputation, and if you are good enough at what you do, you might just as well end up earning decent wages.

2. Selling stuff

If you are, on the other hand, good at making and repairing stuff, you can still earn by selling them online via websites such as Amazon. The good thing with selling stuff is that there are websites which specialize in selling only one type of item.

There is one complication here, though; It is called shipping fees. If you and your buyer live on the different sides of the globe, they might give up buying your stuff due to these types of expenses.

3. YouTube videos

YouTube has made a really good system of paying people who make interesting videos. Many people who started with just ordinary video blogs are now real YouTube starts, with a professional team around them and fat paychecks from YouTube.

All you need is interesting content, good speaking skills, and a webcam. Once you organize your thoughts and prepare yourself, give all your best and show what you can do. If you have video editing skills that is a big plus, if you are lacking them, do not worry since basic editing is very easy to learn.

4. Blogging/Ads

In order to make money online by blogging, you do not have to be a talented writer. All you need is a good idea and consistency. Most of the people who decide to start blogs in order to earn money give up easily.

The thing about blogging is that it should be your passion. There is certainly that one thing that you are particularly interested in. Create a free blog and add ads to it – once the view counts start rolling so will be the money counter.

5. Kickstarter projects

Finally, if you have a good idea and the whole project for it, you can post it on Kickstarter and if people like it, they will fund it. Of course, you will need the money to realize the project, but once you do, the results are amazing. This also involves a lot of patience, creativity, and planning.

To sum up, earning money has never been easier yet never harder. The Internet made it possible to express our best ideas, get very creative and eventually earn money for it. It also made long-distance work and trade possible.

Therefore, if you feel like earning some money online, go ahead and explore these options more.

If you know other ways to make money online, which are not on this list, feel free to share them in the comments below!

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