Writing is a skill that all the above needs just add is communication, and professionalism. Then there are the bloggers that come together that more or less form done type of publication. After all, what’s a blog anyway other than freelance writing being monetized in the end by most who are successful, take bloggers together of a same interest and you have a publication – and goodness knows many bloggers could use editors.
There are a lot of factors at work when creating your own branded online course and profits from sales vary wildly. It mostly depends on the resources at hand (including the value of your personal or company’s branding) and the work you put on creating, marketing and selling courses. An instructor could be earning from a few hundred dollars per year to a six-figure income and more.
Interested in starting a new blog? I believe you are a programmer, starting a blog will be much easier for you. Most of these million dollar bloggers I've mentioned does have zero or very less technical background. Start a blog and share all your programming knowledge with the world. Once you have a good readership, you can make money from your blog(through advertising, affiliate marketing, contextual advertising(like Google adsense etc)).
Wealthy Affiliate focuses on getting organic traffic through Google, using content as the main driver. Sounds like you have that down with your website already. Though if you are struggling to monetize 100k visitors a month, my guess is that you are not creating targeted content, and you are not creating content that lends itself to sales. I would work on doing more research about topics related to your niche, and see if you can find some keywords with more “buyer intent” that relates to your niche!
Walk around your neighborhood or town and I’m sure you’ll see tons of great local businesses with terrible design. However, with increasingly easy-to-use tools like Adobe Illustrator, Venngage, Stencil, and Visme, just about anyone with a creative mindset and a good amount of motivation can start making money online by being a graphic designer for local companies.
There are quite literally hundreds of clever ways to make money online. From taking online surveys, to renting or selling your old clothes, flipping your iPhone to someone in a different country, and even buying low-cost products locally, just to resell them for a higher price on Amazon. There’s truly no shortage of unique ways to make money online.
Cold calling still exists, and businesses are always looking for people willing to man the phones and make calls. Many companies hire this in-house, but there are also firms that hire telemarking professionals to man phones as well (especially around election time). If you don't mind being on the phone for several hours and getting hung up on often, this is a good job for college students.
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.”
Find a profitable niche: We’ve talked about this a lot. But, where are you most comfortable. What niche do your skills, values, and interests intersect? Do you have 10 years of experience as a technical writer? Do you have long-standing PR relationships that’ll be invaluable in helping startups launch a successful crowdfunding campaign? Determine what makes your value unique, and lean heavily on showcasing that strength to your potential clients.
Today, there are a lot of websites that you can join absolutely free that connect you with English learners. Often times, they're just looking for someone to give them feedback on their speech or correct their grammar in their writing. Many times, they just want the chance to have a conversation with an English speaker. That means that by sheer virtue of being a native speaker yourself, you are qualified. Two sites you should explore that offer this opportunity are Dada ABC and Wonderkids.
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.
Companies are often looking for workers who can copy and paste from one document to another without any errors, whenever they upgrade software, change programs, or move from one system to another. It’s monotonous work, and you have to be careful to get everything right, but if you can put up with that, sites like Click Worker can pay you well for your time. This is another great job for when you’re trying to fit in a little extra work between class, school work, and that pesky work-study job.
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.