With the Internet taking over and influencing a large part of our daily lives, especially now with the work from home and social distancing situations in place to tackle coronavirus, more people are looking for ways to earn money online to increase their financial inflows, with secondary income streams.

You’ll find smart advice that anyone can use to make money online. “No matter your skillset, no matter what you do now or did in the past, there is an option that will align with your skills and passions,” You should be mindful of the platform that you opt for. While there are numerous ways to earn money online, note, some of these might be fake. Also, do not expect to earn a huge amount quickly when using online avenues to earn money.

Below are a few online platforms, websites, and tools that can help you earn money online.


1. Sell Your Photos

Do you have photo skills? or live in an area where images are in demand? “Stock photography websites are huge repositories of photographs, covering almost every possible subject you could imagine,”. So how does it work? Photographers can upload their images to any one of several huge databases, allowing magazine editors, designers, or any organization with a website to buy them. Photos can be sold any number of times—so you can continue to make money without any effort. Photography Sites to check out include ShutterstockPhotoshelter, 500px, and Getty Images. etc.

2. Freelancing
Freelancing has always been a popular way to earn money online and the Internet has several options. Several websites are offering freelance tasks for people with varying skills. All you need to do is to create an account, browse through the listings, and apply for the task that suits you. Some websites may even require you to create a personal listing with the details of your skillset, so that interested clients can contact you directly, sites include  fiverr.com, upwork.com, freelancer.com, and worknhire.com. etc. You can earn anywhere between $5 and $100 through these websites.


3. Starting your website

Not all business owners are tech savvy but the need of the hour is to have a website of their own. There is enough material available online to help you put together your website. This includes choosing the domain, templates, layout, and overall design for your website. Once ready to service the visitors with the relevant content, sign up for Google AdSense, which when appear on your website and clicked on by visitors, helps you make money. The more traffic you get on your website, the more will be the potential for higher earnings.


4. Become a Copywriter

Want to earn a great income no matter where you live? Copywriting could be ideal for you. According to International Living, “copywriting is a mega-industry, ripe with opportunity. And yearning for people who can fuel it with fresh marketing messages and one of the best benefits of the freelance copywriter’s lifestyle is that you can get paid in U.S. dollars …yet live virtually anywhere in the world.


5. YouTube
If you are not comfortable in penning down your thoughts through blogs and content writing, make use of your camera to create a video presentation. Create your YouTube channel, upload videos, and start monetizing them. Choose a category or subject that you want to make videos on and get started, but make sure it’s a topic that will interest a lot of people.


6. Selling your products online
If you want to sell products online, you may create your own website. As there’s a lot of competition and several existing websites in place already catering to this market, an attempt to create a niche in terms of products may be considered. Or, you can use the platform such as Amazon, Flipkart to sell. One can increase reach and visibility through affiliate marketing.


7. Become a Language translator/interpreter

Do you speak another language? Knowing a language other than English may even help you earn some extra money. Anywhere you find ex-pat communities and where English is not the first language, you’ll find a need for interpreting and translation services. You can also do translation and interpretation online. There are several websites that offer translation projects that require translating a document from one language into another. This may include Spanish, French, Arab, German, or any other language to or from English. Several websites such as Freelancer.in, Fiverr.com, worknhire.com, or Upwork.com offers you a platform to be a professional translator.

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