Every day I get emails from individuals asking me how to make money online. If you’ve made some money online you’ll know that it’s not a question that can be answered in one email. There are hundreds of methods to do that and it’s up to the individual to find the best method that suits them. I wrote this article for absolute beginners who are just starting to make money online.
The Perfect Combination
Just like any other field making money online requires patience, dedication and perseverance. You won’t be making thousands of dollars within few months. And you’re chances of making a buck increase exponentially if you can hit the perfect combination. So what’s this perfect combination? It’s a mix of skill, passion and demand.
For example, just because your English writing is good you can’t become a blogger. You need to be passionate about writing or you will give up as soon as you hit an obstacle. Also, there is no point of been skilled and passionate about something if there is no demand for that skill.
How to Find an Online Job with Good Demand
From all the emails I get, I think this is where most people struggle. If you’re just starting out it can be difficult to identify what you can offer in return for money. Whenever someone asks me this question I always ask them to check out Fiverr.
Fiverr is an online marketplace where thousands of people sell their services online. The tasks are called gigs and there range from designing, writing, SEO to so much more. After going through this site you should be able to get some good ideas about what you can offer to make money online.
Whenever you come across something that you feel confident about doing make sure to bookmark that gig or save that URL in a document. This way you’ll have 10-15 gigs that you’re confident about delivering to a customer. Go through the list again and try to narrow it down to 4-5 gigs that you’re truly passionate about. Once you identify demanding jobs that you can deliver list them down on Fiverr under your account and promote them. It is definitely one of the best ways to start making money online for free.
I’ve chosen Fiverr here because I personally use it and I feel it’s much more beginner friendly compared to other gig sites. But you can do the same thing across other sites that allow freelancers.
Don’t Get Distracted Chasing the Next Big Thing
It’s important to remember that this is not a get rich quick scheme. There are no shortcuts and you need to put time and effort to make it work.
You will come across blog articles/websites that promote different ways to make money online. If you start trying out everything that you come across then you’ll end up doing many things for almost nothing. This is why it’s important to find that perfect combination and stick with it.
Other Ways to Make Money Online
If you didn’t find a matching gig on Fiverr there are some other methods which you can use to make money online. Some of them are free and some require an investment. All of them require hard work and dedication. I’ve already written about them in detail so I won’t repeat them here. Check out my article about 10 ways to make money online.
Importance of Starting
If you spend time thinking about whether I should do this or not then you’re already wasting your time. If you go to Fiverr and create an account now then you’re probably ahead of 90% of people who read this article. Take the time to browse the site and list down some gigs then you’re probably ahead of 95% of people who read this article. If you actually pick a suitable job and create your own gig in Fiverr then my friend you’re one of those rare people who take action.