7 ways to make money on the Internet in 2020
I usually present professional and permanent ways of making money online on my blog.
But not everyone is self-employed or wants to earn a full-time income. Many folks want to make a few euros on the side, and that is also possible.
That is why I will now present seven ways of making money on the Internet.
Before I present the different options, I would like to point out again that this is not about sources of income that you can live on in a short time. Apart from the fact that this is not so easy anyway, the following tips are intended for everyone who wants to earn a little money without much effort.
This is not a long-term business model, and it will not make you more significant sums, but many are happy about a little more money.
If you like to write, have excellent general knowledge and also want to deal with new topics, writing texts is a good and quick way to earn something on the Internet.
Platforms like textbroker.de have specialized in precisely this activity and offer the possibility that one can earn something by writing texts. But also more general websites, e.g. bloggerjobs.de, offer a variety of jobs for those who can and want to write books.
The earning opportunities are not very high, especially at the beginning, but you get a fair amount of remuneration. Later you can earn even more if you have many satisfied regular customers and are recommended.
The market for small online services is booming. Of course, this is because many want to earn a few euros, but the clients also appreciate that motivated contractors are available for small tasks.
Platforms such as clickworker.de or mylittlejob.de enable simple tasks such as transcripts, content creation, researchor the creation of graphics. Of course, there should be a certain amount of experience and know-how in the respective area. But then you can quickly get small jobs.
You certainly won't get rich with this (like any of the tips in this article), but for now and then these platforms offer small jobs to earn a little extra. Depending on the order, it can sometimes be more than just pocket money.
Advertise family and friends
In addition to the classic affiliate programs that explicitly exclude the advertising of friends or family members, there are others. So, e.g. telekom-profis.de, where exactly it is about. By recruiting new customers in your own family and acquaintances, you receive remuneration.
This "Affiliate Marketing light" is, of course particularly suitable for those who have a large circle of friends and are happy to recommend products. However, it would help if you were careful here and not want to turn everything on to everyone. Otherwise, you quickly have a few friendships.
This type of income source is well suited for everyone who passes on recommendations anyway and is very contact-friendly.
Proper affiliate marketing can, of course, also be done on the side. You don't even need your website. In the meantime, almost all partner programs can also be used on third-party platforms such as Facebook or YouTube. If you are already very active there and publish content, you can also earn something with additional built-in affiliate links.
Of course, you should be careful not to overdo it and only use thematically appropriate affiliate links. Current offers have proven successful in the past, because who is not happy when you can save something.
Depending on the reach of your profile, you can earn a lot of money in this way, but it is usually a small additional income.
Sell on eBay
This is not about a professional shop on eBay, but about private sales. Each of us has things in closets or under the bed that he or she no longer needs. Unfortunately, many find it difficult to part with it, even though they haven't looked at it for ages. I know that very well myself.
You can quickly turn this dead capital into money on eBay. Take a picture and insert a decent description text, and you're ready to go. For bulky things, on the other hand, eBay-Klein Ads.de is more suitable since this is primarily about regional sales.
Selling your things is of course not a permanent source of income, but before you drag some ideas around with you, you can get some money for it.
Sell your products
Do you have a craft hobby and like to make your products? Why don't you sell them online?
Platforms like Etsy or dawanda offer precisely this possibility. Here you can post and sell your creations without technical know-how or any other effort.
Of course, you should stir the drum a little and like everywhere good photos are beneficial, but otherwise they are probably the best platforms for creative people. There are even people who make a living from selling their product on these websites, also if that takes a while.
Surveys are one of the earning opportunities on the Internet that I only recommend to a limited extent. There is now the possibility to earn a few euros per answer to the survey, but of course, it is not lucrative or permanent.
Nevertheless, there are a lot of platforms on the net that offer precisely that. For example, on swagbucks.com, many surveys provide, each of which earns Swagbucks, which in turn can be exchanged for vouchers. Often, however, there are rewards that you get in return, but these are also worth the money, such as at meinungsstudie.de.
If you only want to earn a few euros now and then, paid surveys are worth a look.
Beware of dubious offers.
Anyone who accepts such small jobs or orders should pay attention to dubious providers. Unfortunately, you keep reading about promises that are too good to be true. And that's how it is. A few thousand euros on the side for little work is also not possible on the Internet, even if it sounds very tempting.
At the latest, when you have to buy something, the alarm bells should come on. The Internet offers many opportunities to earn online money, but here too, there are market fundamentals, and nobody has anything to give away.
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The possibilities presented are intended for all those who want to earn a few euros from time to time. It won't become a business.
On the other hand, if you want to generate good income over the long term and maybe even be able to make a living from the Internet, you should do it differently.
So you can, e.g. build a permanent passive income by creating niche websites. It can also be very worthwhile to earn money as an author of eBooks. These are becoming more and more popular. And even today you can build a successful and lucrative blog, also if it takes time.
In my great tutorial, you will learn how to proceed step by step as a business founder on the Internet and what you have to pay attention to.