My thoughts on Making Money Online and where to start

Make Money Online, Is it possible? How? What do I think? Honestly?

It’s not as easy as they make it sound. Do not fall for people saying its quick to make a buck online. This is why some people fall to online scams and quick rich pyramid scams.

BUT it’s not impossible if you are ready to put effort, create a strategy and follow through.

Starting can be a challenge but if you are armed with perseverance and determination I can assure you that you can make it happen. If you’re a Graphic Designer or a Digital or Social Media Marketer and you want to make money online then this post is for you. If you want to have a more in-depth discussion feel free to send me a message here in my contact form.

Let’s Begin.

There are many ways to make money online. I was lucky to be exposed in college thanks to my friend Levi. During college she already started working in Upwork (known as oDesk then). I was so amazed by her and asked her how to do it she told me the way and I was able to prepare the things I needed.

Firstly, to get paid online ask yourself: Do I already have these? :

  • Bank Account – A bank account is convenient and accessible. Convenience = more opportunities.
  • Paypal / Payoneer – Using Paypal or Payoneer for transactions will also open doors to foreign jobs.
  • Internet Connection – The title of this article is Making money online so yes you must have an internet connection somehow.

If you’ve cleared those the next questions is do you have a laptop or a computer? If yes the next question is are the specifications good enough for the job you want to do?

If your computer or laptop has great specs then you can take  offer various services such as Video Editing, Hi-end game testing, 3d animations, rendering and etc. If you don’t know how to do these but you are interested to learn then researching and taking courses online or offline can be your friend. Sometimes Creative Nation Academy offers workshops for this but if you want to read around first then google is your best friend.

If you already have skills + great machine to help you, you can visit the following site to offer your services:

Fiverr helps you build your business (and portfolio) in graphic design, digital marketing, writing, translation, programming, and more.

FlexJobs lets you find telecommuting, part-time, freelance, and contract work in more than 50 categories, from project management to sales.

Freelancer lets creatives find jobs in  areas like website and app development, brand design, and digital marketing.

Guru is another freelancing platform that helps you find jobs in IT, finance, architecture, legal, admin support, and more.

Hubstaff Talent lets you sign up to find remote work and freelance projects in marketing, design, development, writing, admin, and business consulting.

Moonlighting is a freelance jobs marketplace that covers jobs in all different areas — everything from tech & web to business services and events.

PeoplePerHour connects freelancers (writers, designers, translators, and more) to established businesses, with jobs posted as “hourlies,” design contests, and more.

Toptal hires top freelancer talent in the areas of design, development, and finance. If approved, you can gain access to jobs from companies like Hewlett Packard and Airbnb.

Upwork is an online workplace where you can connect your services to businesses big and small. A popular place for writers, designers, project managers, social media experts, and much more.

Complete List + Source: https://logojoy.com/blog/places-to-sell-services-online/

If you don’t have a laptop or computer or it is on the low-end specifications then worry not there is still a way for you to make money online.

Yes, you read that right. You can still make money online without a laptop, it’s the age of smartphones! So long as your mobile phone can connect to the internet then you can also make money using it. Some of your options to earn money online with your mobile phone or low end laptop are answering surveys or using your smartphone to test apps.

Check out 26 Best Paid Survey Sites for Cash and Rewards in 2018

12 Sites That Will Pay You to Test Out Websites

Are you already starting to get ideas or are you still feeling kind of lost at this point? If you are still feeling lost the next thing you do is do a self audit. What can I offer? Skills? Services? Do I have a product to sell?

If you suddenly realized that you want to declutter your home and sell your stuff then those are also online money making opportunities although you have to make sure you are paid first before you ship your products. Make sure if its cheque deposits that it’s cleared first so cheques don’t bounce. Always check status with your bank and simply do you due diligence for your own safety.

Some sites you can sell your used stuff in the Philippines:

1. www.olx.com.ph
2. www.ayosdito.ph
3. www.facebook.com
5. www.shopinas.com
6. www.ebay.ph
7. www.sulit.com.ph

Source: http://designpinoy.com/top-10-free-online-buying-and-selling-sites-in-the-philippines/

For International sites where you can sell your things you can visit these sites:

1. Amazon
Over 40% of the total unit sales on Amazon are generated by third-party selection on the site, making it a great choice for those who wish to sell domestically and internationally. You can sell in more than 30 product categories, access 11 global marketplaces (with Australia coming soon), and use FBA and FBA Export to take care of shipping and customer service from 109 fulfilment centres.

2. eBay
Selling internationally on eBay, which gives buyers the chance to bid on items or purchase them at a fixed price, is easy. After you set up your seller account, you can increase visibility by purchasing an international listing upgrade, or you can visit any of eBay’s 26 international sites to post products directly to those marketplaces.

3. Rakuten
Rakuten serves millions of customers, and it also runs the biggest e-commerce website in Japan. Its global presence offers online merchants the opportunity to sell a range of products in more than 10 categories and on an international scale. Just be aware that there is a fee to maintain your seller account.

4. Etsy
Etsy is a great choice for creative online sellers who have custom items that they wish to sell, such as artwork and crafts. The platform boasts 30 million shoppers globally and nearly $3 billion in sales. You can even sign up to use Etsy Pattern, which will allow you to build and customise your own e-commerce website with a personalised domain.

5. Shopify
If you are searching for an e-commerce solution to set up an online shop of your own where you can sell products at home and abroad, Shopify can help. After creating your account, you will gain access to valuable and easy-to-use tools that will help you customise your store, organise your inventory, accept payments, and track your orders.

6. Zibbet
Zibbet is a great choice for those who wish to sell products in categories that include handmade items, fine art, vintage, home & living, jewelry, and photography. With a seller account, you can create your own storefront and join a community of more than 50,000 vintage collectors, crafters, and artists who are exposing their products to millions of consumers globally.

7. Fruugo
Fruugo is yet another popular online platform for sellers who want to go global. It offers millions of products from thousands of brands and hundreds of retailers. You can start selling in 32 countries and in 21 currencies and 17 languages, all while taking advantage of one global checkout system. After setting up your account, you will even gain access to translation tools, making it that much easier to reach out to an international audience.

8. Bonanza
Bonanza is often compared to eBay and Amazon, and has been recognised as one of the top sites to sell on in recent years. Categories are abundant, and they range from books and sporting goods, to fashion, home, beauty, and art, so you can choose to sell in one or more categories with ease. After signing up, you can even customise your webstore to stand out from the competition, and you have the option of setting international shipping options.

9. Newegg
Newegg is a tech-focused online retailer, but you can sign up with Newegg Global to sell in a wide variety of categories. The site boasts more than 30 million customers, and it is still growing. You can list products for sale in over 50 countries, and you can choose which international markets are best for your business. They can even handle taxes, customs, and duties on your behalf, as well as take care of international shipments for you.

10. Alibaba
Alibaba is the leading Asian online marketplace, and its goal is to connect suppliers with businesses of all sizes. Sellers can quickly set up an account to begin offering products to a global audience. And you can offer items in more than 40 different categories, such as apparel and electronics, while accessing buyers in over 190 countries. So if you want to dive into wholesale e-commerce, Alibaba be the ideal platform for you.

Source: https://www.ofx.com/en-au/blog/marketplaces-for-selling-internationally/

There are many ways to make money online and honestly even if I want to cover them all this blog post might never end up getting finished. Simply Visit this Google Search link to see the endless possibility. One of the many articles I found which I found interesting is from this site because they have a lovely infographic on this topic.

To end this blog post I’ll include setting up your own website, blogging, earning from ads and affiliate marketing to the mix. This is what I’m currently trying to do but yes it is hard work. Driving traffic to your website is a challenge but I believe with hard work it can be conquered.

If you want to set up your own website we offer a web design and development service. We can also discuss your business and I can offer you coaching for developing your brand and in Marketing. Let’s discuss, drop me a message here in my contact form.

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