I truly believe every College student has great potential to create something big for themselves and for the society because College is a great time to explore the opportunities. I don’t think it’s a good time to be study hard for your exam because that’s not going to help you live a life. It only helps you to get a better JOB, which stands for “Just Over Broke”. LOL!

Suppose you love fashion or maybe you’re all about the latest and greatest kitchen gadgets. These are both great opportunities for affiliate marketing. However, if your current blog, website or social platform (if you have any of these) might not be the best fit. Try your hand at a pay-per click campaign, all you need is an account, a landing page and a small budget to get started!

The most underrated thing and the BEST part to me is; that hard earned traffic is given to you for FREE, people already know about Amazon, but people don't know about your website/blog/etc. There's easier ways to get more exposure with your product. You can rank your product on page 1 pretty easy and doing so will make your product viewed by hundreds of thousands of purchase ready customers. I am 20 years old and I'm pulling it off, i'm sure you can do this too. If your interested I can show you how to start an Amazon business, and what I personally do to grow it. Amazon isn't saturated, but with that being said this takes work, so if you're willing to work at this then this WILL replace your full time income. Hopefully I helped.
I run my own company, but I guess you could still say I’m a freelancer since I’m flying solo. I’m also a dev (though I do design as well), not counting design work I clear mid 4 figures monthly (and low 4 figures part time just 18 months ago). I don’t use freelancing sites at all and I use all three techniques that I described in my response above.
I am glad you have started to build you own website. This would be my preferred way to make extra income online as everything will be under your control. In order to compete with other programmers, sometimes it requires not only the skills but also your marketing skills to get you famous and popular. If you are interested to learn how to keep your website well ranked on search engines, you should perhaps look at my recommended training platform – Wealthy Affiliate. Hope you will have a good read. 

Not every opportunity you see is genuine and you can end up out of pocket or wasting valuable time on something that turns out to be a scam. Try to research claims that are being made if you can and visit sites like http://www.scambusters.org/category/advice or http://www.wikihow.com/Spot-an-Online-Scam to spot the telltale signs that you money-making scheme you are interested in, is anything but a money maker.
Then you have the word-of-mouth market. That's the bread and butter market. People will pay $3,000 for pretty much any quality of web design, for example. I assume that's where the owner of this site pulls work from, because he seems to have an engineers salary from freelancing which can only be done with risky sub-contracting on hub sites.. In this market you have to be a great salesman..
If you have a passion for fitness, you could consider becoming a personal trainer. A lot of people simply need accountability and a little instruction to get going to get fit, and a personal trainer can help with this. And that's just the beginning. If you get a following, you could turn your passion for fitness into something big like Steve Kamb did with Nerd Fitness.
This can be very lucrative, specially when you know how to setup sales funnels, autoresponders and drive traffic through Facebook or Google Adwords. Although this is not for the faint hearted. It is great if you love people, and you are good at navigating difficult situations should they arise. But there is plenty of business out there, the majority of local business owners are warming up to the concept of digital marketing.
Whilst there may be some lucrative big-money schemes that could actually work for you and help you to earn a substantial sum of money in a short space of time, there is almost certainly going to be a greater element of risk attached and the chances of the scheme turning out to be a scam, increase in line with the tempting sums of money being promised, as per the previous wealth warning section.
Balfour did all the filming and editing for her courses by herself. But it wasn’t easy. “The most difficult aspect is the video editing,” she says. “Like most people, I didn’t initially understand how to shoot video the right size, how to export it, upload it, and fix the noise.” She used the screen recording and video editing software Camtasia, which she describes as “pretty user-friendly, but it did take time.” All of her videos are screencasts – videos of her computer screen – but if you’re planning to do a “talking head” style video, you may want to hire a professional crew. “Those are more complex,” she says, “so I’d suggest you go into a studio and get good lighting and audio.”
What's truly exciting about this is how the internet has created economic opportunity for a single programmer working alone. You might not get rich, exactly, but $100k/year is an impressive salary in most areas of the United States. Roller Coaster Tycoon was the last traditionally published game created by a single programmer working alone. The author, Chris Sawyer, cleared $30 million for all the various version of the game released since 1999, according to financial documents released by the publisher. And just to put things in perspective, the publisher cleared $180 million. That's the "selling your soul" part.
While the average pay per hour may vary depending on the location of your campus or surrounding area, baristas typically make around $10 to $15 per hour (generally in addition to tips). While Starbucks (SBUX) is almost always an option, check and see if your campus has a coffee shop -- it's a great way to get to know fellow students or faculty on campus. 
Finally, if you want to continue to make money beyond college, and setup multiple income streams for the future, you should always reinvest some of the profits into your business to make yourself more profitable. This is how you build residual income. How much more money could you make each month if you advertised your business? What if you hired an assistant to handle some tasks so you could focus on others? Reinvesting in your business is a smart move to make more money in college and beyond.
To make money as a college student, consider tutoring other students or offering your services as a note-taker, typist, or proofreader. You can also visit your campus Career Center to apply for internships or enter academic competitions that offer monetary prizes. If you're interested in a more traditional job, apply to your school's work study program or venture off-campus to look for part-time work like babysitting, being a shop clerk, or waiting tables!
Out of all of these, blogging seems to be my favorite for the simple reason that it is complete autopilot once everything is set up. Traffic isn’t instant but overtime it grows and acts like a snowball effect, meaning it slowly increase overtime until there is a constant stream of it, all making you money 24/7. You have outlined some great points so I thank you for that. Great job brother.
What print does not have going for it is, the ability to drill down and achieve incredible depths of consumer insight, and then reach those people based upon interests, age, hobbies, occupations, income levels and so forth. This is quite valuable. But it is also quite complex, and since it is not my main area of expertise, I would prefer to test the waters – at least initially – via print.

Build an application of your own(say a million dollar idea) and market it through different kinds of media, not only internet but also other media. You may need to wait a long period to generate some revenue out of it, but at the end of the day you will certainly earn some bucks out of it. It doesn't matter whether your application gets popular or come out as a success. If its a good idea and have coded decently, you can sell your application for a good price. So ultimately you will be hard work will be rewarded.
It sounds like you have a pretty good plan there. Actually, when I started writing this post, I was going to just highlight how crappy Clickbank products are, but after looking through them, I realized that some are actually OK. Some people have great products and just use Clickbank as ONE of their affiliate vendors – stuff like Affilorama or Niche Flipper – even stuff I promote!
Goetz also suggests choosing a theme that’s congruent with your industry. “With branding, you want to look professional, not spammy or creepy.” Gadgets are fun and technical, so his site has bright colors and precise language. “If I were running a men’s fashion store or toy store, I’d change my theme to match the merchandise and brand. Branding is key to converting customer views into sales.”

Starting a podcast, like making a YouTube channel or blog, comes down to telling interesting stories and building an engaged audience. I’m probably sounding like a broken record by now, but you need a niche that you’re interested in and there’s already a demand for. Come up with a list of topics you’d like to talk about and then search iTunes charts, Google Trends and other podcast research sites like cast.market to see what’s currently out there and popular.


Hi Nate, I have been selling my product plus affiliate ones via Clickbank since 2011 and I constantly made about $100/week. Therefore, it’s good for me. And, the fact that is has been constant for 3 years – I guess that proves my product and my recommendations are good. Indeed, I am careful with what products I recommend: if those are not good, I prefer not to spoil my list of people.
When was the last time you went to a new restaurant without looking it up online beforehand? Or bought a product that didn’t have at least a few 5-star reviews? It seems like more and more our world is run on reviews. And you can make money online by writing them. Get started by creating accounts on sites like Vindale research, Software Judge, FameBit, CrowdTap, Influence Central, and Modern Mom. However, before you run off and start writing, be sure to check the small print on each of these sites. Writing reviews isn’t a huge source of guaranteed income and you want to make sure that it’s worth your time before you get going.
Selling notes — If you take great notes in class — or you want to get better at taking great notes — look into StudySoup. This is a website that pays you for your class notes and study guides. The perks of this site are two-fold — by putting together great notes and study guides, you’ll be learning your course material even better, AND you can get paid to do it! If StudySoup isn’t available for your college, there’s still nothing stopping you from selling your notes to classmates directly, too.

If you’re the vendor, then you create your own product and set it up using Clickbank’s system. They then list your product in their marketplace so that tens of thousands of affiliates can see you. They handle the tracking using unique tracking links and cookies so they know exactly where the sale came from and credit the referring account accordingly.


The difficulty here is, you will need to employ or outsource to people to maintain growth and get the client work done, otherwise you’ll quickly become your own bottleneck. It can very quickly turn into a fulltime job, but setup costs are low. Just have to build a website, a funnel with complementary discovery session (phone meeting booking system) and an autoresponder + plus insurance and other business admin expenses. Then drive targeted traffic to it.
It’s not for everyone, but if your tech skills can get you through the door for doing work with a client, and you also have a knack for writing compelling copy, this is a great add-on service. With experience and a great portfolio, you can charge just as much for your copywriting services as you can for your time developing. Pick up this free guide to launching a freelance writing career.
There’s no rule that you have to stick with one course. If there are other courses you can teach related to your initial course, create those. You can then refer your students to these other courses. For example, if you offer a course on how to write a mystery, you can add a course on how to publish a book and/or how to market a book. You can also create new courses in completely different areas.

College students just starting out with a fresh load of classes and assignments may be in need of tutoring, a study buddy, assignment review and critique, etc. If you’ve already taken a few classes, and especially classes in difficult subject areas like math and science, consider posting an on-campus flyer or Craigslist ad offering your academic skills for a given fee. Not only will you make some money but you’ll help ensure that a fellow student doesn’t fail a class for lack of help. Also, nothing helps you retain information like trying to teach it to others.
Hello Alex, you have a very informative website and good recommendations on how to make money online especially for someone with computer programming background. I am particularly interested in developing apps for Android. Can you suggest any websites or resources that offer free good course on apps programming? Thank you and wishing you all the best!
Reselling textbooks — This is a great way to bring in some money. When you’re done with a textbook, see how much it’s going for online. You can even compare that price to what the booksellers on and around campus are offering, and see which one gets you the best deal. (Buying used textbooks online is also a great way to keep more money in your pocket each semester!)
You got that right!. I've been trying to make money with Clickbank for the past 10yrs without success. I must also add this, Clickbank's policy stinks to the high heavens, it is downright criminal. You struggle to make a sale, and when you finally do, they don't pay you the commission. According to their "policy", you need to make 5 sales from 5 different credit cards. What the hell kind of policy is that??. It gets even worse, they start deducting small amounts from your commission until you achieve those 5 sales. I don't think there's a jury in the world that would not convict Clickbank of criminal charges.
The most underrated thing and the BEST part to me is; that hard earned traffic is given to you for FREE, people already know about Amazon, but people don't know about your website/blog/etc. There's easier ways to get more exposure with your product. You can rank your product on page 1 pretty easy and doing so will make your product viewed by hundreds of thousands of purchase ready customers. I am 20 years old and I'm pulling it off, i'm sure you can do this too. If your interested I can show you how to start an Amazon business, and what I personally do to grow it. Amazon isn't saturated, but with that being said this takes work, so if you're willing to work at this then this WILL replace your full time income. Hopefully I helped.
Companies constantly need to update data. This does not require any skill. It’s imputing information into a required format. In most cases, you transfer data from one format to an upgraded one. Whichever is the case, it is worth your while and it pays well too. On average, a college student should be able to type a minimum of 100 words per minute. If you are faster, then it will be easier to make more money with data entry jobs. There is no investment required, aside from having an internet connection and a laptop.
Selling on eBay seems to be a feast or famine scenario for a lot of people. Selling successfully is certainly not easy, but if you manage to find the right product line where profit margins are high and competition is minimal, you could become one of those extremely large sellers on eBay. Have a look at a site like http://www.salehoo.com/ which is a great resource for suppliers and inspiration on what to sell.

With that being said it's pretty hard to get traffic quickly, but if you've heard of Amazon FBA you can sell products on there website and basically steal their traffic for your own benefit. This is my main source of income, its online and for the amount of effort I put in, it's pretty easy. (nothing is get rich quick, it does require work) but in terms of every way to make money online, this is probably the fastest and easiest to generate full time income in my opinion.


We’ll go into more details regarding each step but let me give you a quick overview of each. The product/offer is the ClickBank product you’ll be promoting. This might seem like it’s simple enough but screwing up this step could potentially hinder you from earning a single cent because the other steps are built on top of it. Product research has its own separate section below.
 Do you have stuff in your garage that you don't use anymore? Maybe a bicycle or camping gear? Maybe it's something that you do use, but not very often. If you want to put your stuff to work for you, consider using a service like Rentything, which allows you to rent almost anything you own. You just create your own rental shop and list items to rent. People contact you and pay you online through the platform. A simple and easy way to boost your income! A similar site is Zilok.

Once you’ve gathered a list, put together a template outreach email (as you’ll be doing this over and over) that’s short and clear with expectations. Tell your potential interviewee who you are, what your podcast is about, and what you’re asking of them. Do a few test interviews with friends and family to make sure everything is being recorded at the quality you want and then book your first episode.
I got a question about the funnel. You were talking about the first page to be a blog page. I interpreted it as having you own blog(website), that should compete with other expert website. I was wondering if the first step of your funnel can be the opt-in page. The blogs that refers to the opt-in page are guestblogposts on expert websites, so multiple ways of traffic and seo. So you are only building an opt-in page, thank you page, landing pages etc on your website, but no blog to become an expert. Is that something you can do? Or is that not Google friendly or most expert websites are against?

It doesn’t pay much, but if you’re a healthy person and want to make a bit of extra money online, the AchieveMint app will reward you for doing things like walking, tracking your food, or taking health surveys. AchieveMint works by connecting to fitness apps you might already be using like Fitbit, RunKeeper, Healthkit, and MyFitnessPal and then giving you points for certain actions. For every 10,000 points, you earn $10 with no limit on your earnings.
The ecommerce conversion rate in the U.S. in Q3 was 2.5 percent. Let’s think about this for a second. Ninety-seven out of 100 people are going to drop off your site WITHOUT converting. If you don’t invest in retargeting, you are doing a disservice to all of your other marketing efforts. Someone who comes to your site from a Google Shopping campaign could be very interested in ordering from your site but is price shopping amongst three different competitors. Your retargeting advertisements could be the difference that reminds them to come back to your site to convert. For retargeting, you need to place a pixel on the backend of your website so you can track website visitors. You also need to come up with creative ads that will follow the user around. Adwords provides a great tutorial on how to set-up retargeting.
The more traffic you have, the more money you can make with ClickBank. In order to maximize your traffic, you should spend some time identifying commonly searched keywords that relate to the product you plan to sell. If you create articles and other content based on those keywords you can often get some traffic from search engines, especially if you target the less competitive long-tail keywords in your niche.  

While the average pay per hour may vary depending on the location of your campus or surrounding area, baristas typically make around $10 to $15 per hour (generally in addition to tips). While Starbucks (SBUX) is almost always an option, check and see if your campus has a coffee shop -- it's a great way to get to know fellow students or faculty on campus. 

The more traffic you have, the more money you can make with ClickBank. In order to maximize your traffic, you should spend some time identifying commonly searched keywords that relate to the product you plan to sell. If you create articles and other content based on those keywords you can often get some traffic from search engines, especially if you target the less competitive long-tail keywords in your niche. 
Some pages on this site contain affiliate links in which I get paid a commission if a purchase is made. I only endorse products or services I've used or gotten great feedback from. In most cases, I endorse products without being an affiliate or receiving any compensation and would never recommend anything if I had concerns that you might not be satisfied with it.
While you may be able to get a job through family or friend connections, there are typically babysitting groups in your area that can alert you to new babysitting opportunities. And, while pay will range depending on the family, you can earn upwards of $17 or $20 per hour. If community groups aren't doing it for you, sites like Care.com are also available. So, if you're a kid person, consider doing a bit of babysitting on the side to help replenish your wallet. 
Clickbank products definitely still sell as long as they're shown to the right traffic. High refund rates for IM products? Definitely. You might wanna check out other affiliate platforms like warrior plus/JVZoo. Be sure to build a list to sell over and over again. Also try doing joint ventures if you're able to find suitable partners. Just look around.

“Build the best possible course in whatever topic you are teaching,” he said. “There are a ton of free resources out there to learn iOS, but why did our course get 60,000 students in two days and not the others? And why did thousands of people subsequently pay us for our courses? Because we put everything we have into being the best on the market.”
Now, I know what you’re thinking. Most of the software and apps you use on a regular basis are made by massive companies or established development studios. Well, yes. But many successful apps, particularly those in the Apple and Google stores, are created and marketed by individuals and small businesses. In fact, independent developers made $20 billion in the App Store in 2016 alone.
If you have a passion for fitness, you could consider becoming a personal trainer. A lot of people simply need accountability and a little instruction to get going to get fit, and a personal trainer can help with this. And that's just the beginning. If you get a following, you could turn your passion for fitness into something big like Steve Kamb did with Nerd Fitness. 

Are you skilled at keeping thing organized, meeting time schedules and an effective communicator who properly records event, then this is for you. In this fast paced generation, people are finding it hard to keep up with scheduled activities. You can help with itineraries and meeting appointments especially for top management personnel. Taking up a job like this puts you under the radar of freelancer and self-employed professional.
Take advantage of your strong typing and computer skills. If you are a fast and accurate typist, if you are great at creating interesting presentations with sophisticated graphics, or if you excel at creating tables and graphs to represent data, you may be able to get paid to teach and help other students with their assignments and hone your own skills at the same time.
I got a question about the funnel. You were talking about the first page to be a blog page. I interpreted it as having you own blog(website), that should compete with other expert website. I was wondering if the first step of your funnel can be the opt-in page. The blogs that refers to the opt-in page are guestblogposts on expert websites, so multiple ways of traffic and seo. So you are only building an opt-in page, thank you page, landing pages etc on your website, but no blog to become an expert. Is that something you can do? Or is that not Google friendly or most expert websites are against?
Etsy is the most popular online marketplace for handmade goods and crafts. From bracelets to phone cases, rings, furniture, and more, Etsy is perfect for anyone who is creative and wants to sell their handmade creations. As long as you have the space, this can make for one of the best ways to make money online that can be started with a very limited investment. Consider these 5 steps to starting an Etsy store, from Handmadeology.
Take advantage of your strong typing and computer skills. If you are a fast and accurate typist, if you are great at creating interesting presentations with sophisticated graphics, or if you excel at creating tables and graphs to represent data, you may be able to get paid to teach and help other students with their assignments and hone your own skills at the same time.
Student life is already hard and expensive enough as it is. Most of us had to balance classes and work, and were expected to have good grades. Work study jobs may not provide enough money, or it may all need to go to tuition, and finding a job for just the summer, or that fits into a limited schedule, can be difficult. But by using creativity, it’s entirely possible to get through college with some interesting work experience, great stories, and a little extra cash.
If you excel in some subject, chances are other students might need a little extra help -- and are willing to pay for it. Or, students in your area (like high school students or even other college students) might need your expertise, as well. While the actual pay or rate you can get may vary depending on the subject, type of student, or area you are tutoring, you could potentially make up to $18 bucks an hour -- not bad for using your brain. 
With the rise of e-commerce, more and more customers are buying online than ever before. And the primary ways that they make their decision are on the price and the quality of the reviews. If someone is searching Amazon and one product has 5,000 5-star reviews and 50 1-star reviews while the competing product has only 100 5-star reviews and 80 1-star reviews, then the customer will likely buy the first product.
Clickbank products definitely still sell as long as they're shown to the right traffic. High refund rates for IM products? Definitely. You might wanna check out other affiliate platforms like warrior plus/JVZoo. Be sure to build a list to sell over and over again. Also try doing joint ventures if you're able to find suitable partners. Just look around.

Better yet, you can even upload your own book to one of the world’s largest book sellers: Amazon. With Amazon self-publishing, you set the price, retain the rights to your book, and get access to Amazon’s massive audience. For every sale, you keep 70% with Amazon taking the remainder as a fee. If you want to get started, check out Leslie Samuel's great guide to selling eBooks online or follow Tara Gentile on CreativeLive as she shows you how to use your existing body of work to write an eBook within the next week. Who knows, you might just write one of the best business books of this year!
TIP #1: Like I mentioned, you DO NOT already have to be an “expert” or what you consider to be the absolute top authority in your niche to be good at this or to have success. The majority of courses I published were just my spin on content of courses that I had just bought and consumed. You probably already know a lot about more about a certain topic than most people, but if you’re absolutely drawing a blank when coming up with ideas for content to teach, just get a subscription to Lynda.com – it’s only like $25/mo. Go through a couple courses that interest you, and teach those things you just learned. I guarantee if you do this you’ll absolutely make at back least the cost of your subscription within your first 30 days or less IF you take action.
It’s not the sort of online money making opportunity that’s covered in glory, but everyone needs a set of eyes to make sure the numbers add up at the end of the year. Every business and most individuals need someone to help prepare tax returns, especially time or resource-strapped small business owners. The Income Tax School provides an array of training programs that'll certify you with tax prep in as little as 10 weeks, and once tax season rolls around you'll be able to charge an average of $229 per return as a freelance tax preparer with this side business idea, reports CNBC.
So which is better C or C++? I lean slightly to C++ because they are very similar, but with C++ you get the added benefit of object-oriented programming. Even if you decide you're only ever going to program in functional languages, learning how to think in OO teaches organizational patterns that are critical to engineering and maintaining really large projects.
Sign up for a reputable affiliate network: Aside from Amazon, there are dozens of large reputable affiliate networks, such as Share-A-Sale, Clickbank, and Skimlinks, that specialize in connecting you with merchants who are looking for affiliates to sell their products. They charge relatively low commission fees for the privilege of connecting you with merchants, and the merchants on these sites tend to offer much higher commission percentages or set dollar amount payouts.
I`ve had only negative experiences with clickbank. I`ve only ever sold one 33 dollar digital product. The kicker is that about 5 weeks later, it got refunded! Quality really is a big issue with these products as you said. Thanks for finally explaining “gravity.” Now I`ve got a great way to judge what is quality and what isn`t. One question thought, does gravity take into account refund rates?
If you don’t mind doing other people’s chores, then TaskRabbit is a great option for making money online. Earn extra income by walking your neighbor’s dog or mowing Mr. Smith’s lawn. It might seem like not the most lucrative option, but the top taskers reportedly earn as much as $7000 a month, making this a full-time way to make money online for some.
There are ready-made advertising and affiliate programs you can use to make money on your blog. Google Adsense is a complete package on the advertising side — basically all you need to do is sign up for an account, paste the ad code into your site, and you’re ready to go. It’s just about the lowest maintenance way to make money on a blog (get my book free here).
First, I have read all the comments above, and they are almost things I need to find out for preparing to work freelancing job full timeline. I did leave my job in a company last week, they pay me about 400$ per month. I have experience in Java, C#, Python.. and some. But I just doubt whether this kind of work (I mean freelance) could get me about 1000$ regularly per month? …. I got other four guys to be a team, could u share us your own experience how to win bidding big project online? …. thanks, hope u reply mine, have nice day.
If you have a fondness and talent for taking pictures you can make extra money online by becoming a stock photographer and selling your images to a stock photo company like ShutterStock or iStockPhoto. You’ll get royalties every time someone licenses an image you’ve submitted. To really be successful, build your own photography website to be able to showcase your portfolio and start getting higher-paid private corporate work.
The music industry might not be as strong as it was in the 80s, but there are still plenty of ways to make money online as a musician. Sites like SoundBetter let you sell your services as a songwriter, producer, or session musician to thousands of customers a month. While Musicbed, Music Vine, Marmoset, and SongFreedom are perfect for licensing your music to TV shows, movies, and web series.
@Josh: what you’re suggesting in reply to this comment isn’t realistic. A person on a minimalist lifestyle with no kids and maybe only a wife or GF needs to cover at least $500 USD a month(this is international average living expenses in 1st world countries where there is public transportation, add a hundred or two for fuel costs on a busy 25MPG car). This lifestyle is highly unlikely for pretty much anyone reading your blog..
Yes, coding contests are a thing and they offer cash prizes. The biggest and most popular is Topcoder, with over 1 million members. There are three competition areas; design, data science and development. Competitors in each work on real world challenges for 2000 global clients as well as competing in Single Round Matches, during which fun and skill learning is emphasised. It;s a very collaborative and very interesting community to jump into, and no matter what your area of expertise you’re guaranteed to learn a lot.
Have you ever seen those roadside stands around Valentine's Day and Mother's Day? You know, the ones selling flowers and treats? Well, that could be you. As a college student, just head down to Costco and buy some flowers and holiday candy. Then, get permission to setup a stand near a busy intersection or on the side of a road. You'll double or triple your initial investment every holiday.
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