The Internet offers relatively available ways to earn money, and in 2021 their number only increased. We’ll show you how to do this. Absolutely legally.
Online CFDs trading, influencing, streaming, digital assistance, web design… There are plenty of ways to either earn a little or make a decent living. We’ll show your 10 best ways to make money online in 2021.
Trading has been gaining popularity due to the pandemic. There are numerous online platforms where you can earn money from value fluctuations on the market: crude oil, foreign currencies, medical supplies, gold, wheat, natural gas, etc.
Forex and CFDs are among available ways to begin trading: your initial deposit can be as little as $50. But don’t forget to check your broker’s background before trusting them with your money.
Are you skilled at composing chiptune soundtracks, shooting scenic photography, making pixel art, or writing interesting articles? Then sell your talent online.
There are freelance platforms where you can trade your skills for money: Toptal, Fiverr, Nexxt, Upwork, PeoplePerHour, and so on.
To start working, you will need an initial portfolio — a few works to prove your skill level and expertise. There’s a cornucopia of freelance jobs to do: from drawing anime dragons to translating from Swahili and making apps for iPhone.
Because of the pandemic, businesses keep growing their virtual presence. This includes WhatsApp and Telegram channels, Facebook groups, Instagram accounts, Clubhouse conferences, etc.
All this online chaos needs to be organized, maintained, and coordinated. Now, there’s a huge demand for virtual assistants who can:
- Provide client support.
- Manage social media outlets.
- Collect information from the web.
- Coordinate online conferences and briefings.
- Write, edit, and correct press releases, articles, etc.
The best part is that it all can be done from home. You can service dozens of bank clients every day or manage the Instagram account of a beauty brand at your cozy home office.
Demand for knowledge and skill-sharing has never been that high as today. People search for new careers, and they want to sharpen their skills or obtain new ones. And there’s when you come into play.
There’s a variety of disciplines: programming, drawing, sound engineering, math, chemistry, and so on. If you can boast of supreme English language mastery and profound theory knowledge, you can earn a solid sum teaching overseas students.
You will find work on these platforms: Tutor.com, Wyzant, Skooli, Skillshare, SmarThinking, and others. Also, a good way to find students is to visit thematic Facebook groups where college/school students dwell.
Yes, people still read, according to Statista. And it’s not just about fiction like Harry Potter or Neverwhere. Books that explain how to solve practical tasks are in pretty high demand.
It can be anything: building your personal brand, learning to invest and trade, dealing with workspace anxiety of your employees, creating effective management strategies…
If you’re an expert in some area — be it psychology or creative carpentry — share your knowledge and earn money.
Producing an e-book is dirt cheap. You can use free software like ApacheOffice to write the text, Photopea or GIMP to illustrate the book, and Amazon KDP to publish and sell it.
Influencing means having a fan crowd who listens to you. It can be large or small. And you will make money from reviewing and recommending certain products to them.
What you need to do to pull this off is to be really good at something, be able to deliver your knowledge or showmanship in a catchy, entertaining manner, and promote your account among potential advertisers.
Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok are the best platforms to launch an influencing career. And services like GroupHigh, TapInfluence, or Influencity will help you land a contract.
Drop shipping is basically selling goods like in a store. Only you don’t have to store them physically and pay fees: the goods are delivered when demanded. As a virtual retailer, you will need a website and social media.
It’s a whole business model, and you’ll need minimal investments. But as practice shows, drop shipping can be lucrative.
If you’re a natural-born critic, then you can help entrepreneurs improve their products. There are platforms like User Testing and Software Judge where you get paid for providing feedback.
The catch is that you have to test products thoroughly and record videos, explaining what you like/dislike about them.
Another skills-haring tactic. If you’re really good at something — viral marketing, speech-giving, or even pick-up artistry — you can create an exclusive course and sell it via a website or platform like Skillshare, Udacity, Coursera, etc.
You can share coupons and earn a small commission from each one sold. Platforms like CouponChief, SlickDeals, or DealsPlus help you sell new, unused coupons and earn actual money.