7 proven ways to make money online from home

Making Money Online from home
With strong desire, knowledge or specialization in some field such as writing, programming, photography, selling etc and some free time one can earn descent amount of money online by just working from home. Following are some of the proven and trusted ways to work online. Please remember that these are not "get rich quickly" ways but requires dedication and hard work. Once some experience is acquired you can make serious money online.

Work online

If you have any specialized knowledge such as content writing, marketing, seo, programming or anything that you can do online that can solve a problem you can make significant amount of money every month just by working online on fixed bid or hourly rate basis. Two popular & reliable places to find work are www. odesk.com and www.elance.com. Both have a similar system: set up a profile and take tests to prove your proficiency in certain areas. Once done, you'll be listed as a contractor / freelancer and people can hire you for an hourly rate. You can get paid more by working hard, getting better at what you do and getting good feedback (ratings) from your clients.

The internet is full of cheat companies that promise to pay you for work but never will. For instance, all places that offer money to fill surveys or those that require payment up front are scammers. Any money making scheme that require upfront payment is largely a scam. 

Self publish books

If you love writing and want to get a book published, Amazon offers a free service called Kindle Direct Publishing. The service allows anyone to self publish books on the Kindle (electronic) bookstore and earn royalties from sales. There are two plans you can choose from — the 35% royalty works across any book sold in any country) while the 70% royalty plans works if you sell in a few select countries. Indian authors can choose to set prices specifically for the Indian bookstore and receive royalty payments in Indian currency as well.

Earn from Advertising

A reliable way to earn money is from Google AdSense on your blog/website or ads on your YouTube channel. To get started, create a Google AdSense account at www. google.com/adsense. You can use the same account with your blog, website or YouTube channel. To maximise earnings from your blog or website, your objective needs to be to get the maximum number of visitors possible.

Write about what you know and what you're passionate about. On YouTube, make sure that your videos are original and interesting. Promote your channel to get more views. Apart from views, your objective should also be to get more people to like/favourite your video and to subscribe to your channel. The build up will be slow and Google only makes payments once your balance crosses $100, so don't get disheartened. Persistent efforts pay off in the long run.

Sell apps online

With so many smartphones and tablets, app development can be a very lucrative business. You can learn about developing apps online — there are various tutorials available for free. That's the easy part — the hard part is coming up with an idea that 'clicks'. Once you make an app, submit it to the respective app store, set a price and choose whether you want to earn from inapp advertising. Your earnings, after deducting the appropriate fees, will be paid monthly.

Sell photos Online

Numerous stock websites like www.shutterstock.com, www.shutterpoint.com and etc host photographs submitted by members. Depending on the site's policy, you can earn between a 15 to 85% royalty on each sale. The better the quality of photos and the larger your online portfolio, the more you will sell. Usually, each photograph you want to upload will have to be 'selected' by them first — and they usually have strict requirements of what can or cannot go on sale.

Start your own online store

With some creativity, you can learn to make handicrafts or if you know a wholesale dealer, purchase unique things at low prices. Once you have some stock ready, you can set up an online shop to sell these goods on sites like www.ebay.com. The site has a simple signup process. After you get verified as a seller, they provide you with a step-by-step wizard to set your online store.

E-Tutoring (Teach online)

If you are fluent in any subject and have some tutoring experience, you can sign up on websites like www.tutorvista.com as an online tutor. The sites require you to create a tutor profile with details such as the subjects in which you are fluent, what courses you want to teach, your experience level, preferred timings for tutions and the remuneration expected.

After verification, the site lists your profile on their portal where interested students can connect with you for tuitions. You can opt for virtual workspaces with built in teaching aids like live chat and collaborative whiteboards. Once you get better at tutoring, you can increase your monthly earnings by teaching multiple students simultaneously.

Following are the rough estimates of how much a newcomer can expect to earn in a month on each of the above ways.

  • Self publish books upto $300
  • Make and sell apps upto $1000
  • Sell photos online upto $200
  • Start an online shop upto $400
  • E-tutoring upto $200
  • Earn from advertising upto $100
  • Work online for money upto $500

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