How to make money online

Get ready to earn online

Making money usually is related and restricted to the traditional offline methods. However, within the new digital era, we live in today and due to the new normal after the pandemic, the shift towards making money online is crucial. In April 2020, the unemployment rate reached 14.8%—  the highest rate observed since data collection began in 1948. In May 2021, unemployment remained higher (5.8%) than it had been in February 2020 (3.5%).

Therefore, many people were left with no option rather than figuring out other alternatives to make money online.
In this article, we will give several options to start making money online.

Freelance

Freelancing is the easiest way to make money online and the internet is having a variety of websites that offers freelance jobs. The most prominent ones are freelance.com, peopleperhour.com, Upwork.com, and dubizzle.

All you need to have is a skill or a service you are good at, such as translations, or data entry. The steps go as follow:

  1. Register and make an account.
  2. Browse through the job offers.
  3. Apply for the task that matches your skill.

Sometimes you must also add a brief or an online portfolio to feature your previous work or a summary of your skills and your strong points.

Related: 5 promising remote work and freelance websites in the Middle East

Start selling online

Since the E-commerce industry is booming, you might consider starting your own online store.

 

According to statista.com: in 2020, e-retail sales accounted for 18%  of all retail sales worldwide and are expected to reach 21.8% in 2024.

 

Making money online through e-commerce can be through creating a website to sell a service or an E-store to sell or product.
GoDaddy is here to help you in your online journey, offering a variety of domains, templates, and website design services to offer you the best online experience.

Related: How to stand out online when you start a business

Fill out an online survey

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Filling out online surveys is a very easy and famous way to make money online. Most research companies call for different people worldwide to answer their surveys and share their feedback on new products or services.
Here are a few websites to start with:
Branded Surveys
InboxPounds
Prizerebel
i-Say
YouGov
Opinion Outpost
Valued Opinions

 

Filling in an online survey can take up to 20 to 40 minutes, then you can earn either cash or rewards that can be up to (5$).

Related: 10 tips for launching a successful home business

Blogging

Blogging can be a nice hobby; however, it can be a great chance for you to make money too. You can follow these steps to be able to turn your hobby into fast cash.

  1. Create a blog with unique content Start optimizing the content in your blog to help rank higher in search engines.
  2. After you have enough traffic, you will be able to sell through ads on your blog or through affiliate links.

 

You have different topics and subjects to write about in your blog. Try to choose a subject you master to stand out from the competition.

 

Related: Benefits of blogging

Invest in domain names

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In simple words, Domain investing is buying domain names and then selling them later at a higher price.
With GoDaddy, you can start investing now with a domain name  (which you can get for as low as 3.64 AED/yr.) It is a hassle-free and easy way to make a profit from the digital world.

 

Purchasing a .com domain name has a higher chance to be sold.

 

Sometimes you might find a domain name that is a unique option to build a profitable website on it. So, instead of investing in the domain name, you can choose to turn it into a business website.

Dropshipping

Lastly, have you heard about dropshipping before? It is a very popular way to make money now.
Simply dropshipping is a new business method in which you sell a product to a customer, where the supplier stores, packages, and ships the product to their customers on your behalf as a third party.

You can use oberlo.com  or start contact potential business owners and local companies.

Related: Everything you need to know about dropshipping

Hopefully, this article was informative to start growing your income and make money online. If you’re looking for more ways to make money online, check this article that discusses making money on Facebook.

Image by: Dmitry Demidko via Unsplash.

Based in Dubai, Selina heads up MENA and Turkey at GoDaddy, overseeing the growth of the business and brand in this exciting region. Before joining GoDaddy, Selina headed up media relations across Europe for a large-scale energy project headquartered in the Netherlands and was on the agency-side leading marcomms activities for the likes of Facebook, Verisign Inc and Euler Hermes. Selina grew up in Australia, studying international studies and media at the University of Adelaide before moving to Istanbul and completing a Master’s Degree in Political Science at Boğaziçi University. She also holds a CIM Level 6 Diploma in Professional Marketing. With English as her mother tongue, Selina additionally speaks Turkish and German.