Making money on the internet in 2022 and beyond has never been easier in the United States and beyond. Many opportunities keep popping up and especially at the pandemic when people are choosing to work from home or the opportunities that were there before are no longer available. People then turn to the internet to make some money, often making money using smartphones.
To be in a position to successfully make some money, you need a skill that you likely already have. This is besides the average technical know-how on how to use computers. Once you are confident with this, pick the most appropriate to you from the options below and get started.
Always remember, if it were easy everyone would be doing it and if it were hard no one would be doing it.
For close to two decades blogging remains the most popular way to make money on the internet. It involves sharing thoughts, opinions, and more through blogs. A blog is a regularly;y updated website by a person or an individual.
You can make money from your blog through advertising, Affiliate marketing, or promoting other products you may be selling.
To start blogging, purchase a domain, typically around $10 per year, and subscribe to a hosting plan at about $30 per year for a free basic plan. Some companies offer free WordPress hosting or at a much lower fee per month.
Not all blogging niches make the most money. Here are some of the niches that pay the most through Advertising.
- Personal Finance
- Money Making
- Health and Fitness
- Movies and TV Shows Reviews
- Legal services
- Do it Yourself (DIY)
As you can see, it is important selecting a field that you have a wide range of content and knowledge to write about. Ads that automatically run in this pay a lot when a visitor visits the advertiser.
Some Ad networks to consider include:
- Google Adsense
Once you have some content to share with the world, apply and wait for approval for Ads to start running on your website.
YouTube is the second-best place to make money if you have some engaging and entertaining content. Watch time and retention on YouTube can determine if you are making money or not. An attractive thumbnail also plays a crucial role in attracting viewers.
Just like blogging, personal finance, money-making, diet, and fitness make the most money.
YouTubers can monetize their videos through Google Adsense, sell merchandise, and earn money when their loyal fan base decides to make a monthly contribution or super chats.
Digital Marketing Services
Digital marketing involves the use of cutting-edge social media skills to attract the attention of people on social media or get an edge in search engine results.
Search Engine Optimization services: Search engine optimization involves the use of techniques to have an edge and show up in targeted search results. Experts who have studied search engine optimization can help a lot in applying these techniques to have an edge instead of just shooting in the dark.
Online Advertising: Online advertising normally goes hand in hand with Search Engine Optimization as the advertiser is normally targeting a specific group of people.
Influencer marketing and Social Media Marketing: People with a huge social media following can leverage their fan base to make some money by promoting some products at a fee. Either per post or a camping period lasting a specific period of time.
Google offers free courses that include digital marketing.
Freelance projects are projects that have no permanent employment or benefits. Payment is per work done. Most of these projects do not require the person to show up in person to execute the tasks given. They are mostly remotely done. They include Video and Photo editing, Web development, YouTube Thumbnail making, Search Engine Optimization, Logo designs, and many more. These jobs can be found on platforms like Fiverr, Upwork, 99designs, Guru, PeoplePerHour, Freelancer, and many more.
Podcasts are an audio-only platform where people with stories or lessons of some kind can get to communicate. People on their way to work or just out there can listen to them as they go about their day.
People who run podcasts get to make their money through advertisements in between the podcast or at the start.
Popular Platforms for podcasts include Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, Sound Cloud, and more.
Selling eBooks on Amazon is probably the easiest and long-term way to make money on the platform as you do not have to deliver a physical product or strict timelines. The best and easiest so far that I found is selling children’s books. This involves creating visually appealing books for children and organizing them in a way that tells a story. You can use Adobe Illustrator or a similar application.
Selling stock photos or photos that you took yourself is the best passive way to make money on the internet. Just like selling eBooks, you can sell a picture you took multiple times. Here are some websites where you can sell your pictures.
- SmugMug Pro
- Getty Images
- iStock Photo
- Can Stock Photo
- Adobe Stock
Pictures sold on these websites that were individually taken or those that you have copyright ownership.