Here is a complete guide on How to Make Money Online In 2018.
If you want to learn how to make money from home, then you are in the right place (congratulate yourself). In this post, I will reveal to you secret ways to make money online in 2018 for free (without investing any money!). Making money online from the comfort of your home will be whole lot easier and clearer with the knowledge you will be exposed to today. You just need the right kind of guidance, positive attitude and perseverance.
Please note that: There are a lot of free ways to earn money online and a good number of others require a little investment (Probably less than $100 in total). Not to worry, the good news about an internet business is that you can start with little to no cash.
I have made a good number of bucks by like this one. I have also published a fine number of sponsored posts but have never tried selling ad spots (last resort).
I know you don’t need to believe everything you read online. So why should you believe me? There’s so much information about making money for free out there from marketers promising you riches overnight. Those people run their own get right quick scheme to convince you to buy their products.
But I’m not selling you anything; am I? I honestly have nothing to gain directly from you for sharing proven methods to generating revenue online.
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Here are the main methods to make money in 2018.
1.) Create a Blog
To make money from home in 2018, you need to have a blog. From the comfort of your blog you can sell whatever you want to.
I will write on this in my next article. I will also answer the following questions in my next article:
- Picking A Topic For Your Blog
- Buying A Domain And Hosting
- Building Your Blog
- How To Monetize Your Blog
- Make Money On Social Media
2.) Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing involves you selling someone else’s product; you sell and then get paid a commission for making sales. The advantage of this is that you don’t need to create a product of your own.
In many cases, people often encounter trouble thinking of what they can sell. Thanks to advancement in technology and the internet, you don’t need to create a physical product for sale. Heck, you don’t even need to create a digital product before you sell it!
Why not let someone else do all the hard work of creating and maintaining a product? Then you’ll just sell the product and earn a commission for each sale. Seems like a stress-free job if you ask me.
There exist lots of products you can promote online, from physical products like digital products l on Clickbank to Amazon.com.
You can earn on average 4% off every sale on Amazon. The good news is that you earn 4% off everything the person buys, not just the product you were pushing.
On Clickbank you stand to earn a much higher percentage, up to 75% in some cases. However, digital products can prove to be harder to sell to people when compared to physical products.
3.) Make Money in 2018 Taking Surveys
There are a lot of large multi-million dollar corporations who need your feedback and suggestions about their products and are willing to pay a fee to get it.
Online survey sites are one of the fastest places to quickly earn money online. They usually require you to spend a few minutes online completing a survey about something that you show big love for and be rewarded in return.
An example of platforms such as this is Swag Bucks. This is perhaps the most popular platform for doing survey online and likely a name you’ve already heard of in the online survey space.
InboxDollars is another great place that offers similar service that delivers surveys straight to your email inbox every day.
They send their users regular surveys to complete on the go and in return provide a number of different rewards, including gift cards for your favourite sites.
4.) User Testing
For example, User Testing is a platform that offers you a selection of websites for you to visit and provide a quick review of that site. Each test takes around 21 minutes to complete and typically pays between $9 and $16.
If you’ve got a keen eye for providing people or companies detail and you’re more than capable of compiling factual convincing written reviews, website testing could be an easy way to put your skills to monetary use online.
Additionally, you’ll find many other websites online that provide easy and effective ways to earn money in return for your time. Whether it’s clicking on adverts, reviewing songs or just about anything else, the internet is full of money earning websites.
5.) Become a Freelancer
The dream of being self-employed is one that many people have thought about but do very little about. Imagine having no boss and being able to work on your own terms.
Self-starting online as a freelancer takes no investment other than your time. However, you need to have a skill that is in demand by the public.
It may be the case that you’re already a content writer or graphics designer and in which case you’ll be able to start selling your skills right away.
There are tons of “freelance marketplaces” online designed with the aim of providing you with a place to sell your services and providing clients with a place to find good quality freelancers. Here’s a list of platforms where you can offer your capabilities:
Generally, freelance writers (also programmers, writers and web designers) will find it the easiest to find work online. There’re plenty of sites available online that will pay you for each word you write. It may not be a lot at of money first, but stick with it and it could be a steady income stream.
6.) Sell On eBay
We’ve already discussed in detail about selling services you offer online, but have you considered selling your stuffs (physical products) online? Chances are, you’ve got a lot of things lying around the house that you simply don’t see the need to keep or want any more. Spend some time going through these stuffs and find some items that you’d be more than happy to part with.
If you’ve got some properties to part with, there are a number of sites available online that offers you the chance to sell your stuff. The best site for doing this and one that you’ve likely already heard of is eBay.
eBay is the original online marketplace and still the best platform we’d recommend for selling your stuff, no matter what it is.
For heavier or larger items, you can list them on Craigslist instead for local pickup.
7.) Make Money on Etsy
If you enjoy making arts and crafts and you’re creatively good at making things, You might want to consider all the crafts and art that you could sell what you make. Etsy is the online marketplace for selling homemade items and countless users of the website have made quite a good deal of money from it.
When it comes to selling on Etsy, there’s no strict rule as to what you can make and sell (just make sure that it is legal and what people would love to pay for). You can let your creative vibes flow and make money from doing what you love, while spreading that joy to others too.
Do you know that you can actually sell digital-only items you created on Etsy as well? Isn’t that a good idea? Think printables, business card templates, party invitation designs and fonts.
8.) Make Money from Your E-Mail List
Set up an email optin form on strategic places on the homepage of your blog so your visitors can subscribe to your newsletter. Even if you don’t have a newsletter, there’s no better time than the present to start collecting your visitors email addresses.
Once you have collected enough, you can begin emailing your list and begin building trust.
9.) Soft Sell Your List
Never make the mistake of over-selling your email list. The goal is to create a good relationship and build trust along the way. But whatever you do, don’t act like a salesperson pushing products to your email list.
Why? Because no one enjoys being disturbed by salespersons.
Imagine this; do you like salespeople knocking on your door? Or perhaps phoning you up? Probably not. I certainly know I don’t.
The soft sell works much better.
Ask your audience what problems they face. Then, create a solution for them. It can be an eBook, a course or even a product that you earn commission for. But you must first discuss the problem and offer advice on dealing with it first. Once you have them engaged, then you can offer a solution for the problem.
10.) Use Auto Responders
When you first set up your email list, make sure that you create a detailed sequence of auto-responders. These emails will be a predetermined number of emails that your new subscribers will receive from you. For example, a welcome email followed by some really good advice over several more emails.
It is then important to keep this kind of approach up; you need to be emailing your list once a week. Anything less than that and they will forget who you are. Anything more than that and you’ll be too aggressive.
When Do You Start Selling?
So you might be wondering “when do you sell”? Honestly, it really does need to be as little as often and only when you have a really great offer to provide your email list.
Some examples of when to sell would be when you have a discount code for a course that you are offering or you have a new book for sale on Amazon and then offer the book at a discounted rate as an exclusive to your subscribers.
Selling on a few basis but with enough great offers to make people click and make a purchase is the best and only way you can make money from your email lists, but operate on the theory that less is more.
11.) Teach a Course On Udemy
Udemy is an online marketplace for learning where you can find educational courses on all kinds of subjects. From photography to Yoga to website design, once you think it, you can find the course on Udemy.
Each course is taught by an expert instructor who has created and designed the course with an outline. Udemy hosts the courses created by thousands of instructors from the world over. The website does not charge anything for hosting the course. This means that you can host as many courses as you want on this platform without having to pay a single cent. The price you can charge for your course can range from $10 to $50.
Since hosting courses on Udemy does not cost anything, a person with expertise in any field can opt to create a course and host it on this website. Students interested in your course will then enroll themselves for your course on Udemy after paying the fee of the course.
Udemy has a revenue system which works like this: if the students enroll using instructor coupons, the instructor gets to keep 97% of the revenue share. However, if the students enroll without using the instructor coupons then the website gets 50% of the revenue while the remaining 50% goes to the instructor. So, the more students you are able to attract, the more money you stand to make.
12.) Become A Virtual Assistant
How do I become a virtual assistant? Is a question many people have been asking ever since the dawn of the digital age. I have received many emails asking how I do it and, I must add that it is not really a difficult job as it is very easy to do.
You can find a many websites advertising virtual assistant positions. Some are diamonds in the making. They offer honest work for your salary. Even if it’s not able to support you fully, it definitely helps closing gaps in your budget.
How much should you charge?
This is the most crucial piece of advice I can offer you as it pertains to becoming a virtual assistant: do not sell yourself short. You do not have to compete with the bottom feeders who price themselves so low. Trust me; you are worth more than that.
I know there will always be a rise of people in other countries (especially in third world countries) who are willing to do the work for less (some for very less of the original price) But you and I know you are worth more than that. The only thing is that you need to show and prove to others that you’re worth every penny of high rate you charge.
You can do that by having a great profile on all the platforms where you advertise your services and then having good reviews; you can easily convince people that you are worth the rate.
The best places to offer your services as a virtual assistant are:
So there you have it, the 12 top ways to make money online for free in 2018. Let me know if you have any questions in the comments section and good luck!