6 LEGIT WAYS I CAN MAKE MONEY ONLINE (AND YOU CAN TOO!)
Here are 6 legit ways that I can make money online (and so can you), from the comfort of your home, no scams involved, no money up front.
You’re obviously here because you’re looking for a way to quit that 9 to 5 job that you hate, and work from home. In your search, it may seem like you can’t get ahead. I get it, because I was there not too long ago. But hey, if I can make money online, YOU can money online.
Today I’m going to show you a few tricks that took me far too long to learn. So, you’ll be way farther ahead of the game than I was at this point. Here are 6 legit ways I can make money online, and YOU can too!
BECOME A ZAZZLE DAZZLER
Zazzle is an amazing online store that sells thousands (if not millions) of unique, cool, really pretty items that can be fully customized online by the buyer.
They sell products such as invitations, cards, apparel, home décor, and pretty much everything under the sun.
Customers go to the site to view designs that Zazzle artists have created. Zazzle artists are just regular people, like me and you. I’m a Zazzle Zpro designer…which means I’m good and I sell a lot.
Zazzle’s website has a designer creator tool that makes it very easy to upload your pictures and designs. You can design your own original graphic art, or even just use royalty free creative commons artwork to create your products.
JOIN THE AMAZON AFFILIATE PROGRAM
The Amazon affiliate program – Amazon Associates – is easy. You apply for your account, preferably after you already have a website that gets traffic. You add links to Amazon’s products on your website. People click the link, and if they buy something, you make money.
You can set up entire stores around Amazon affiliate items.
Here is a great example of a successful Amazon affiliate website: Beet Juice Health
This site operates as a stand alone store selling beet health supplements. But, in actuality, the products come through a product feed from Amazon.
When customers make a purchase, the site owner makes a profit.
As you can see, this is a really great concept.
Do it like this and you’ll be screaming from the rooftops, “Hey wait a minute…I CAN make money online!”
START A BLOG AND MONETIZE IT WITH GOOGLE ADSENSE
This way is one of my biggest money makers. Not everyone has huge success with Google Adsense, but I have been making steady income with them for years. If you can master SEO, then you can do well with Adsense.
First, start a blog. And not one of those free ones. You’ll have to invest a little bit of money on registering your domain name and buying a hosting package. It does not cost much. Around $20.
There are tons of hosting companies you can use, but I have literally been with HostGator since day 1, and I’d never use anyone else, for one reason. Their amazing, unbeatable customer service.
I have had times when I’ve had some very in-depth things happening on my websites, and I’ve literally BROKEN them and POOF, they disappeared! I had no clue what to do, so I called HostGator and they had my sites back up within 20 minutes.
Every time you call them, you’re getting a super smart, techy geek type person who knows everything there is to know about websites. And one thing I like is that they’re all in the US, so it makes communicating a breeze.
You can set up your domain and hosting through them if you want to make it easy. Then install WordPress, a theme, customize your site a bit, write a bunch of good content, get traffic, and BOOM… the money starts trickling in!
I know I make it sound easier than it is for the sake of not writing a novel, and I will touch more on this later, but Starting a blog and monetizing it has been a very good move for my business. If I can make money online with my blog, you can too.
MAKE DIGITAL DESIGNS AND SELL THEM ON ETSY
This is a lot like the Zazzle design option that I listed above, except you’re selling your cute designs on Etsy instead. If you’re already creating designs for Zazzle, you might as well upload them to Etsy, too, just as another potential stream of income.
Graphic designs and cute printables are BIG business on Etsy. They sell relatively cheap, like $1-3, but if you’re selling a lot of them, that’s great money! Especially since you don’t have anything to ship or any inventory to hold onto.
Etsy makes it easy to digitally deliver your graphics to the customer. You just upload them internally in your listing, and when the customer pays, Etsy links them to the file for download. I think this is just about one of the easiest ways to make money online!
PAINT FURNITURE AND SELL IT ON CRAIGSLIST
So, you see a cute table on the side of the road, maybe it’s a little wobbly, or the paint is chipping off. Pull over, woman! Throw it in your trunk and take that baby home.
I have made thousands of dollars turning old pieces of crap furniture into trendy, gorgeous pieces that people have proudly displayed in their homes. This is BIG business. If you have the room (AKA the garage), I highly recommend becoming a furniture upcaycler.
I’ve had websites for years, but I also bombed terribly on a lot of them because I didn’t understand a few business basics. IN ALL HONESTY, I had a friend who was a Wealthy Affiliate member.
I needed just a little boost of information to help show me how I can make money online. So, I clicked on her link and started a free account just so I could go through a bunch of free training that they offer. And some major light bulbs went off. I didn’t even know how to get traffic to my blog before.
They taught me some essential things like how to set up all my verification codes for Google and Pinterest and all that, so that I’d actually show up in search engines. They taught me about the Customer Purchase Lifecycle, which was a GAME CHANGER!
I bet you’ve never even heard of it, and don’t know how in the world that could pertain to having a blog, but good golly Miss Molly – IT DOES. When I read the words in that lesson, I honestly sat there with my mouth wide open. I called my mom, and I made my husband come into the room so I could repeat the info to him, lol.
I do have a paid membership now, because it comes with the best keyword planner I’ve ever used, and I can’t live without it. But I highly suggest just signing up for their free training sessions, and take advantage of the free stuff they teach. It was eye opening and steered me in the right direction.
IF I CAN MAKE MONEY ONLINE, GUESS WHAT – YOU CAN TOO.
Chances are you’re probably smarter than me. You probably already know more now than I did when I was just starting out. Trust me, I am no computer programmer. I’m no web developer. I’m seriously just a mom who has spent 4 years Googling a bunch of stuff and stumbled upon some things that worked.
I have done every single thing on this list to make money, but now 90% of my online income comes from affiliate marketing programs. Honestly, it’s all I will do now. I won’t do any job that involves me doing a whole lot of stuff I don’t like, or requires me to put on real pants.
Now, I can work at any time of the day that I want. That may not sound like much, but I really like to stay up late drinking coffee and watching chick flicks. I can do that anytime I want, because I don’t have to go to work the next day…winner winner chicken dinner!
So what did we learn today, ladies? We learned that if I can make money online, YOU can make money online! What questions do you have? Email me or comment below.