As anyone told you to think outside the box? Well, I indeed have been told this a few times, and it is needed when you need to tackle something slightly differently.
When it comes to making money online, doing what other people are doing isn’t always the best way.
Maybe the idea is too saturated, is overdone or you need to take a new angle on it.
Today I’d like to talk to you about five out of the box ways to make money online that will help bring in a second income.
1. Become A Blogger
Some may consider this outside the box of while others may not, but blogging has always been that opportunity that some brush off to the side and not think has a way to earn an income.
Starting a blog is a great idea, and if you would like to make a living writing content, then it’s worth considering.
Its an easy to get into, and that is due to it not requiring much upfront investment.
All you need is a website hosting service, and you are ready to go.
If you want to understand the steps more I made this guide showing you how to make a website in 7 steps.
What I like especially is that you can make money talking about something you love and have a passion for.
Let’s say you enjoy playing sport; you could start writing content about a specific sport you like to follow. You can choose anything.
Now while starting a blog is simple, the tricky part is taking it to the next level where you are beginning to earn revenue from it well. You will need some training at least.
You will need to stay on track at all times and limit your procrastinating to succeed.
If this is something you’d be interested in, then follow this link right here.
2. Start A Youtube Channel
Believe it or not, most people are moving away from the TV and watching YouTube in their spare time instead.
That’s right, the video platform that most of us were unaware of 10 years ago is now one of the biggest sites online.
As a result of this, more people are turning to YouTube to become creators.
That means you can make money by setting up a channel, uploading videos, and earning revenue from the ads displayed.
It’s an excellent opportunity if you don’t mind putting your face in front of a camera and having it displayed on the World Wide Web.
There are millions of creators earning good money, and you can achieve this also.
There are many producing at least seven figures per annual (yep, millionaire status). This includes teens leveraging the reach of the platform.
Gone are the days where you need to work your way up the work ladder to bring in good money.
As long as you’ve got something to bring to the table and can draw in views, then this is something to check out further.
3. Complete Surveys
Through surveys that have become very popular online and involves you doing various studies in return for some extra cash.
There are hundreds of panels online looking for new panelists to give their thoughts on a wide variety of different things. Some popular ones consist of Swagbucks, Prizerebel, YouGov, and Toluna.
One tip I can give you is to sign up for multiple survey panels because it will provide you with access to as many opportunities as possible.
You can also learn more by checking out my newbies’ guide to earning money completing surveys here.
4. Start Teaching Others But Online
When it comes to teaching, most of us associate that with being in the classroom with pupils.
However, teaching has moved from offline to online, meaning you can also educate people from home.
There are sites like you, Udemy, and Skillshare, where you can apply to become a teacher and earn money through setting up various courses.
How it typically works is you create a course, grow a following, then whenever someone buys that course, you would then get paid.
As you can imagine, if you can get thousands to purchase it, then the end outcome is a nice monthly income.
5. Become A Instagram Influencer
The final out of the box way to make money I will talk about today is becoming an influencer.
At first, I have to admit I have no idea what influencer was. However, it turns out it has credibility and a big audience (thousands of followers).
This term is most commonly used on Instagram as there are many influencers on this platform, earning an income through their posts.
You’re probably thinking right now how on earth can somebody take money just through posting pictures.
How these works are influencers will team up with various brands and promote them through sponsored posts.
Now the amount that you make all depends on two factors, these are:
1 – How many followers you have? – Ideally, and from what I’ve seen, you will need 10,000+ followers before you start to get any brand deals.
2 – Your follower to engagement rate – This to do with how many followers are actively engaging with your content.
You will need to have both of those requirements to find success being an influencer.
To add, you will need to know what to base your Instagram page on, accompanied with a strategy on how to gain followers.
If you look online, you will find many different guides on how to do so.
Making money online isn’t that easy to approach. After all, there are so many ways to earn that it can be overwhelming on what to pursue.
I had this problem when starting online, and having the right guidance does go along way.
Above, you have some great ideas to pick out one or two to look into further.
Have you got any out of the box ways to make money online that you would add to this list? If so, make sure to leave yours in the comments section below.
Talk to you soon,