19 Proven Ways to Make Money Online While in College
It’s a rainy cool 60 degrees here in Iowa. I have been getting hundreds of questions and comments from my readers who are in college asking me “What are the best ways to make money online ? ” “for them”.
My two kids are grown and long gone,guys I had my first kid at 18 so y’all get the picture. Now I do have two nieces and a nephew who are in college and they are included in the ones asking questions and the reason for this post.
The majority of the information out there regarding making money is mostly fluff. The fact of the matter is most make money online information is written by a writer who only writes for a living. Never by real entrepreneurs that actually make a living from online.
In internet marketing we would say “they don’t drink their own Koolaid.”
The last four years I’ve made a living working from online since Jan 2016 on a full-time basis. I’ve seen the good ,bad and ugly.
In this post guys I have provided you with well researched information you can use and have left out the bad and ugly. I have left out time-wasting programs that will earn you a candy bar and a coupon at the end of the month.
In case you are thinking who the hell are you lol, learn more about me, read my article About Us
Even though some freelance and survey companies are legit and serve their purpose, I didn’t include them either. Check my archives I did a previous post on them. But now Let’s Roll with this post ” 19 Proven Ways to Make Money Online.”
Guys there has never been a better time in history to make money from online. The internet has made it easy to sell your skills and information to the masses.
The digital age is now and it has never been bigger than today. Whether it’s reading products digitally or watching videos more and more people are getting used to online purchasing and there is no sign it will stop soon.
Please read Dave Ramsey’s Complete Guide to Money…………………..Today ….for more ideas.
There are several different platforms you can sell video products on and each will give you a different result. If you want to start a video classroom and teach consumers, the most popular video classroom site is Udemy.com.
It’s really a super site that is free to sign up with. I have used this site for both buying and selling video material.
The content and quality of material I have purchased as a customer has been top- notch. The user-friendly platform makes it easy to upload videos even for a non-techie like myself.
The beauty of Udemy and selling digital products online is that the income is passive. Yes, once you are finished making your videos and posting them to the site you no longer have to work on them again.
Think about it while you are in class or even at the soldout football game your income G-R-O-W-S !
Udemy has a flexible pricing structure. Classes can be free or you can charge in the hundreds based on the content.
It is important that the videos you make contain great content ,because customers will review your courses. As reviews go up so will your sales. Hey readers, I recommend you add this revenue stream to your life.
Skillfeed is another video teaching platform that is starting to gain popularity. Although not as popular as Udemy. You get paid based on how popular your content is,which is determined by the total monthly minutes played.
Stone River eLearning
If you are well-versed in computer technology,programming , software training or web design then StoneRiver eLearning might be the perfect place to upload your video classes.
The site allows customers to receive IT certifications. If you are an expert in the technology space, it won’t hurt to post your videos and allow them to grow with Stone River eLearning.
Teaching Game and App Creation
Zenva.com – This site is designed to teach students how to create games and apps. The site is diverse allowing users to create and sell games on the website itself. So far the site has received five-star ratings.
I have a few of my techie friends doing really well on this site,guys don’t sleep on Zenva.
Writing for Pay
Kindle has become a great way for many self-publishing authors to get their books into the hands of readers directly. The beauty of Kindle is that it user the Amazon platform, which is the # 1 marketplace on the planet.
When it comes to eReaders, Kindle is king. It owns 75-90% of the eReader market. Want to write a fiction on a topic you’re interested or a non-fiction book helping customers?
Sure no problem, no topic is out of bounds for a platform like Kindle. The digital revolution is truly here so don’t get left behind. Kindle offers a great royalty program.
Giving writers 70% royalties on all books $2.99 or more allowing you to generate passive income month after month. What is passive income ?.
Kindle makes it simple to start your writing career today just go to kpd.amazon sign up and start making an online income.
Although kindle has most of the market share in self-publishing don’t sell yourself short. There are other sites that allow you to sell your ebooks as well such as smashwords, nook ,and apple iBook.
For the best results it is great to sell your books on multiple platforms, some sites will forbid posting the same book on others under certain conditions.
The key to self-publishing is building a name brand. With a big enough brand name your fans will sell your books for you.
Did you know you can turn any of your ebooks into physical books for Free ? Yes FREE!
Sites like createspace.com (owned by Amazon ) is a print on demand company that will print your books as they are ordered and send them off to customers.
Createspace is a great compliment to Kindle it will lead to additional sales of your books.
More people are not only consuming digital content now more than ever,but are consuming their content by audio.
Sites like acx.com (owned by Amazon) allow you to take your books and turn them into audio books. So now your one Kindle book, is now making money for you three separate ways.
I know its a long read guys but if you’re looking for an all-purpose place to sell audio, video or written products? Gumroad.com is your answer. The site has it all allowing you to share and sell any digital product you can imagine.
With Gumroad you are 100% in charge simply direct visitors to your Gumroad page and collect the money as your information sells.
Make Money Writing Articles
You can make money writing for various websites. Sites like toptenz.net offer $ 50 per blog. The site listverse.com will actually pay you $ 100 for each article you write for them. Keep in mind guys your article must get accepted to get paid.
Prominent magazines like Thesun.com allow freelance contributors to write for them. The site pays up to $1000 for high quality articles and interviews.
Peer to Peer Lending
Did you know you can act as a bank and allow someone to borrow money with an interest rate? Peer to Peer lending allows you to do just that.
Sites like this give you all the tools you need to loan money to consumers,including their credit ranking. Turn your $ 1000 into $ 1250 in just a few months.
Each time I chose someone I thought would be responsible. I got all my cash back plus some. You can loan up to $35,000. I would advise you to start much lower and get your feet wet first.
Teaching and Tutoring
You will get paid by the hour. Not only is this a good way to generate income you will be helping someone achieve their dream………….of learning a new language……….now that’s Cool !
Smart college kids . Are you smart in subjects like algebra or biology ? Become an online tutor on sites like tutor.com or tutorvista.com.
Another way to teach students is by tutoring for the SAT. You will need to score high on the prep test but if you pass you can earn up to $50 per hour on sites like trueprep.com.
Sell Physical Products with No Money Down
One way many people are making money online with no money down is by selling t-shirts. Yep t-shirts. Sites like cafepress.com and zazzle allow sellers to customize their own t-shirts on the website,open a store and start selling them on the spot.
Of course cafepress is going to take a percentage of all your sales. But the site takes care of all the fulfillment for you. All you have to do is electronically make the design.
This can work without spending a dime I started a Twitter page and began to build a following selling my own personal brand just goofing around and it turned into a few hundred dollars a month. Give it a shot y’all. What do you have to lose?
One of the most profitable and common ways to sell products for free online is through affiliate marketing. The idea and process of affiliate marketing will take three books to explain but I will simplify it so you start to make money today.
The easiest way to make money with affiliate marketing is to sell products that already exist online. By simply signing up for a site’s affiliate program you are given a special link to the website that you can post anywhere.
When someone clicks on the link and makes a purchase on the website you will receive a commission on the sales.
The program allows you to sell Amazon products from anywhere and keep 4-9% of all sales you make.
Read this Top post “Become an Amazon Affiliate and Prosper”.
Read this in depth “Amazon Affiliate Program Review”
One super aspect about Amazon Associates is even if the customer doesn’t buy your particular item, if they buy anything from your link you will receive credit for it.
There are places such as Clicbank.com and Maxbounty.com that allow you to be an affiliate for digital products.
Read this post that went viral “How to Make Money with Clickbank”.
Did you know the second largest internet search site in the world is YouTube.com ? This site receives more visits than most sites in the world combined and is a great platform to be seen and make money.
YouTube works on an advertising model. The more people that visit your site and view commercials the more money you make.
Not only is YouTube good to make money through advertisements but it is great for brand awareness and exposure. Unless you have a video that goes viral it takes time to build an online audience. Well guys those are all the best ways you can make money online with no money.
Read this insightful post “Make Money with YouTube”.
Start a Website
The ultimate way to make money online is to start your own website. Having your own website gives you the control that you need and gives you the best chance of financial freedom.
Your own website is 100% yours and gives you unlimited options whether you chose your own products or affiliate marketing. The good news is starting a website is cheap.
Get your free website Today.
Whatever you do the website must look clean and be user-friendly. People only buy from websites that look professional and that they feel they can trust.
People love talking about their ideas and dreams, but if you actually start working on them that puts you ahead of like 90% of the people.
Then the other 90% will stop at first hurdles so if you keep going you’ve already got a good chance at success . There is no overnight. The Good news is that now it’s much easier than ever.
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