Best ways to earn money online

DSKT: Best ways to earn money online

One of the best ways to earn money is through the internet. However, even though almost everyone is connected to the internet and are equipped with the right tools, they don’t know how they’ll use them to earn some extra dough.

Here at DSKT, we write random blogs that can either entertain or educate you or both! In this blog, we’re going to list down some examples of how you can make use of the tools you have at home and generate income that can also help you have fun at the same time!

The digital era is yours for the taking! It’s time to adapt to modern technology and use it to your advantage. If you’re looking to earn extra income from the comfort of your home, here’s everything you need to know:

Sell photos

If photography is near and dear to your heart, the internet is the best platform to showcase and make money off of them! With this option, not only will you be able to hone your skills in photography but you’ll also be able to generate income while doing something you love.

The best part about this is that you can take photos of generally anything that you want! It’s up to you how you’ll compose, edit and shoot them. As long as you have an idea, this hobby can be a great source of income.

There are various websites where you can sell your photos. This include:

  • Shutterstock
  • iStock Photo
  • Getty Images
  • Etsy
  • Stocksy
  • SmugMug Pro
  • Alamy
  • 500px.

Even though cash won’t come raining down on you instantly, you’ll still enjoy passive income from time to time as long as you keep photos online for everyone to see.

We do, however, recommend taking photos that can be used by stock photo websites. This way, companies from all over the world can see and use your photos for their websites, brochures, etc.

It would also help if you know how to cater to your audience. Find a specific area where you want to specialize in and stick to that. Then once you establish your audience, you can expand to other subjects and keep on adding to your portfolio.

Try your hand at becoming an Instagram influencer

A trend that we’ve been noticing lately here at DSKT is the emergence of the term influencers. An influencer is someone prominent in the social media industry who can influence the decision of people’s purchasing decisions.

If you’re a confident person and have an interesting personality, then you should take advantage of that and try your hand at being an Instagram influencer. Usually, these people are paid to advertise a certain company’s product and also receive sample kits for free! It’s not as easy as it sounds though but if this sounds like something you want to do, then you won’t let anything stop you from achieving your goal.

The first thing that you need to do is to build your audience. Before you can alter people’s decisions in shopping, you would first need to have a huge following and this is where the hard work comes in. Using your charm and confidence you should be ready to face the camera and potentially have millions of viewers tuning into your content. Additionally, you also need to have a sense of relatability so that those watching you can put themselves in your shoes.

Become a tutor

If there’s a certain area in your life where you feel like you excel, then we recommend you to try becoming a tutor. Whether you’re good at a certain language, math or arts, you should use this knowledge to your advantage and earn money off of them. The great thing about this sideline is that you’ll get to help and teach other people something that they can bring with them in their entire lives.

Think of it as a teacher but instead of going to schools, you’ll do all your work from the comfort of your home. Additionally, you can showcase your creativity by creating visual aids that can help you teach your students better.

Moreover, the relationships that you’ll form with them are also worth the hard work. You’ll be surprised how many strangers will you have a connection with and gain them as friends for life.

Try transcribing

The quick-typing ability that you’ve gained over the years shouldn’t go to waste. To put them to good use, we recommend trying transcribing. In this computer-based job, all you need are fast typing skills, a pair of headphones and of course, a reliable internet connection.

Transcribing requires you to wear a headphone, listen to an audio file and type everything that you’ll hear. It’s not as easy as it sounds though as some audio files can be hard to transcribe. Some of the situations that make this task hard are when the audio is distorted, the person is speaking too fast, the voice of the speaker isn’t loud enough, etc.

Moreover, fast typing skills are required because companies will usually pay you based on your speed. The faster you type, the higher your income will be.

Write a blog

If you love writing different kinds of content, we would recommend starting a blog. With this, you can write about anything you want and make money off of it. All you need to have is a strong internet connection, a laptop/computer and tons of ideas.

The hardest part about this sideline is building an audience. However, if you stick to a specific topic that you know everything about, you’re bound to build a following sooner or later. For example, if you love cooking and food, you can centre your blog about those topics.

Once you’ve gained enough readers, you can then read about Google’s AdSense which is responsible for putting ads on your blog site and helping you generate income. The more readers you have, the more people will see the ads posted on your site which can help you make more money in the process.

The great thing about writing a blog is that you’re in charge of what you’ll be writing and when you’ll post them. You won’t have to be forced into writing about something that doesn’t interest you and be pressured about meeting a deadline.

If you were to start a food/cooking blog site, here are some of the topics that may come in handy:

  • Cooking 101
  • Best restaurants around a certain country
  • Different dishes from various cuisines
  • Easy recipes to try at home
  • Cooking essentials that you should know.

Start a YouTube channel

Today, one of the best and most famous ways of earning money online is through YouTube. The social media giant is responsible for making hundreds of millionaires on the platform thanks to their ad revenues. If you think you have what it takes then you should try and start a YouTube channel.

To help get you started, you should try and find something that you know you’ll enjoy doing. Centre your channel around something that genuinely interests you so that you won’t get tired of making content and putting a lot of effort into making every single video. 

This is also key to not making your YouTube career feel like a job and more of a hobby where you make money. Once you get thousands upon millions of subscribers, you can use this hobby as your main source of income as long as you remain interested in what you’re doing.

However, aside from making money, being a YouTuber also comes with other benefits. This includes making friends with other influencers on the platform, being invited to various conventions, connecting with people from around the world and more. Additionally, you can also find people who share the same interests and passions as you. 

Start streaming

Another trend that we’ve been seeing lately is streaming. It shares similarities with starting a YouTube channel but the big difference is that it’s live. This means that there’s no room for editing and everything will be happening in real-time.

Just like with a YouTube channel, you can also centre your streaming channel to a topic that you find interesting. Whether it be gaming, cooking, carpentry and more, you can stream yourself doing things that you love.

With streaming, you can hit two birds with one stone. Firstly, you can earn money through the various donations that you’ll get from your dedicated viewers. These donations can range from a single dollar to a hundred depending on the generosity of the donor.

Secondly, once you gain enough followers, you can also become an influencer on the platform and be paid by companies to support their products. If you’re looking to kickstart your streaming career, here are some of the most famous streaming sites today:

  • Twitch
  • YouTube Gaming
  • HotBox
  • Bigo Live
  • Azubu
  • Facebook Gaming.

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