The words ‘money’ and ‘hustle’ usually go together. Hustle-free money may therefore sound like a paradox to you but it is a possibility, and yes, it can be made legitimately! There is a lot of money flying around the internet; all you need is to know how to catch it. This article focuses on good ways to make money online that are hustle-free.
The internet is full of opportunities that you can exploit to either earn money full-time or to make some extra money on the side. Herein are just a few of them.
Companies thrive on customer satisfaction and thus they always want to know what people think about their brand, products and services. They therefore do not mind paying people to answer their survey questions. You can easily become one of these paid people. There is a need, however, to exercise caution, because some scammers hide behind online surveys. No skills are needed for this task. The work is little and the pay may be meager but it sure is better than nothing. To increase your earnings, do more surveys.
Start a website or a blog
It is very easy to start a website or blog these days. You should begin by doing some research to find a niche that will be profitable and then tailor your website to meet needs in that niche. Blogs are for people who love to write. It is best to pick a broad, relevant topic. Your site or blog should be able to keep generating ever-increasing traffic. This kind of web presence will enable you to monetize it in several different ways:-
- Online advertisements
This is where you allow other companies to advertise on your site.
- Affiliate marketing
This is where you partner with a company and allow them to put their links on your site. If people click on these links and buy, you earn commissions from that.
- Email subscriber lists and membership offers.
- Selling products, for example, eBooks.
People who are inclined to writing can also write and publish eBooks. It will be better to write a series of short books rather than one very long book. The beauty of self-publishing is that you can get it done at little or no cost, and it gives you a continuous passive income in the long run. You can sell your book on Amazon Kindle or on your website as mentioned earlier. The advantage of the latter is that you will not have to pay commissions to a third party for selling your book. You might want to consider that sites like Amazon are already huge and established market places. In light of this, the commission paid may be worth it.
If you are artistically inclined, you can sell your music, art, crafts, photos, videos, designs and the like, online. All you need to do is to find the websites that trade with what you have to offer. You can also start and use your website for the same purpose.
There is a lot of online freelance work for people with different skills: Content writing, data entry, designing, marketing, programming, transcribing; you name it! To make money you can either join a freelancing site or you could pitch directly to intended clients.
If you have a hard time throwing things away, there is good news for you; you can cash in on that. Resell your old items online. Old textbooks, music, games, movies, and clothes, are just a few of the items that you can get paid to rid yourself of. You can sell them on sites like Amazon and eBay. There are also sites where you can either resell or recycle old mobile phones.
Online Coaching and Tutoring
If you are an authority in a particular knowledge area, you can easily become an online coach or tutor. You can use written, audio or audio-visual formats to teach. You can also combine a couple or all of the formats. You can even conduct live training through webinars, video conferencing and group calls. If your content is on high demand and your quality is good, you can put fairly high prices on your teachings.
Though this is just the tip of the iceberg, you must have seen something that interests you; something that you can do. Launch out! Cast your net! Catch!