No matter if you’re looking to save money for retirement or simply give your monthly income a boost, doing some online work is a great idea. There are more and more ways to make money online and chances are you’ll find something you like. However, there are some online jobs that promise you you’ll “get rich quick” but simply fail to live up to the expectations. This means you have to be very careful when choosing what kind of online work you’ll do. And to help you, we’ve compiled a list of six realistic ways to make money online in 2018.
Become a freelance writer
Just like the previous year, 2018 is going to be all about content. This means bloggers and companies will need people who’ll provide them with quality articles to post on their websites. So, if you’re into writing, this is something you can use to make some extra money. If you decide to become a freelance writer, you’ll need to up your writing game and be ready to discuss different topics. Luckily, there are plenty of content writing courses you can take online and become better at it. In order to get hired, you’ll probably need to sign up on websites such as Upwork and Toptal.
If you have specific skills or work experience, you can always consider the idea of passing your knowledge on others. Luckily, you no longer need to set up a classroom and have your students over in order to tutor. Tutoring online is constantly gaining more popularity and it has become a pretty realistic way to make money on the web. There are even companies that’ll help you connect with people in need of a tutor and allow you to schedule your own lessons. If you decide to give this online job a go, you’re also going to need equipment like a camera and headphones in order to get started.
Start your own blog
We’ve already discussed the idea of working as a freelance writer but if you want to go for something different, starting your own blog can also turn out to be an amazing idea. This is also where you’ll need to be a skilled writer but you’ll also need to be able to come up with content ideas and find a way to reach a wide audience. Knowing a thing or two about coding can also come in handy. Once you manage to attract a lot of followers, you’ll be able to sell ad space on your blog and review products for freebies or money.
Another great way to make some money on the side is to start trading forex. Of course, in order to be able to do this, you’ll first need to learn a few things about forex trading. On top of that, you’ll also need to find experts in forex trading who’ll provide you with a safe environment to trade in. The more trading you do, the easier it’ll be for you to figure out how much time you should spend trading and what the best time of the day for doing so is.
Start a YouTube channel
You’ve probably already heard stories about regular people who managed to make a lot of money by starting a YouTube channel. If you think running a YouTube channel is something you can do, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t give it a go. Of course, you’ll first need to come up with what kind of videos you’re going to post and what topics you’ll discuss. Moreover, you’ll need an original name for your channel, since you’ll want to make it easy for people on the web to remember you. Just bear in mind that you’ll also need to invest some money in equipment for recording your videos.
Next to the wedding photography, travel photography is one of the highest-paid photography jobs there is. Why you ask? Because people love seeing and visually visiting destinations that they have never visited or they like seeing the place they have already been to from a fresh perspective. You can easily get a quality camera and start your own blog. To make money, you can charge for downloads and easily use Instagram for promotion of your work. There you will also find people who are interested in purchasing your pictures.
Sell things on eBay
eBay has been one of the most popular places to sell things for quite a few years now. This makes it a great tool for anyone who wants to make some extra money online. You can start by selling some of the things you no longer have any use for. Still, you’ll eventually have to start looking for bargains and selling them at a higher price. If you decide to do this, you might need a couple of tips from people who’ve already managed to make a lot of money on eBay. For example, you should always try to make your auctions end on Sunday evening, since that’s when the biggest number of people are bidding.
These six ways have proven to be quite effective when it comes to making money online. No matter which one of them you decide to give a go in 2018, you need to keep working on improving your skills and earning that extra amount of money will be a real piece of cake.