Top 5 Ways To Earn Money Online

Whether you are a mum staying at home due to maternity leave, a graduate who does not have a stable job or a student who want to make some extra cash, regardless of the situation you too can make money online. You can choose to work form the comfort of your homes as compared to going to the office or any other working environment. This you can do even in your free time!
You may be wondering what are these ways to start making money online. Read on because I will be giving you my top 5 with some additional tips.


  1. Affiliate Marketing
  2. Freelancing
  3. Start A YouTube Channel
  4. Usability Testing
  5. Develop Mobile Apps

#1. Affiliate Marketing

Most companies outsource some level of their marketing strategy to affiliates who then take steps to market the products, services, or company as a whole. Being an affiliates marketer makes you an extension of the company’s marketing team. After successfully marketing the products online the company would then reward a certain percentage of commission for each product but by the customers or consumers who were brought by your own marketing efforts

Getting started

  1. Decide on the type of online product you want to market. You should choose from the domain in which you are well conversant with. For example, if you are a musician you should go for a product related to music. There are lots of products available in every domain you just need to focus on the one that is suitable for you
  2. Choose a product that pays you at least 50% commission on each sale. Check out these websites to find products:,,
  3. Get your custom affiliate link created by the vendor and start promoting it. Most product website handles affiliate link generation and payouts so you don’t need to worry about how you’ll get your commission.
  4. Try promoting your affiliate link on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

#2. Freelancing

Freelancing is a model that allows you to work on a project-by-project basis, without being permanently committed by a specific employer. You would have the benefit of being able to choose your clients as well as flexible working hours. The flexibility makes it a popular means to make money as a student or as an intentional way of life.

The skills that are popular with freelancing are:

  • Website Design: You can design appealing and responsive websites for Clients online
  • Graphics Design: You can design logos, brochures, business cards, etc.
  • Social Media management: you can manage the social media profile/accounts for small businesses
  • Blogging: you can write articles or blog posts for others.

Here are some of the popular freelancing website out there:

  • Hubstaff Talent
  • Textbroker
  • Workhoppers
  • Freeeup
  • PeoplePerHour

#3. Start A YouTube Channel

If you are the type that loves to create videos, like to talk about a video, shoot documentaries or short film, why not use that to make money online? Starting a YouTube Channel is one the simplest way to make money online and it needs no investment.

But of course, you have to be able to create a video using software tools or record a video using your mobile phone or camcorder. The time required for starting a YouTube Channel is virtually within minutes. Just visit, create a channel and upload the videos you’ve made

Getting Started

As you go about creating your YouTube Channel make sure it’s about a specific theme such as Recipe, Humor, Tutorial, etc. Being specific helps you stand out. Don’t just go out creating any random unrelated videos channel.

For example, if you are the type that loves gadgets, you can create a gadget reviews channel where you would post reviews of latest gadgets and help people to decide whether it’s a right choice for them.

Monetizing Your YouTube Channel

When it comes to monetizing your YouTube Channel the rule is pretty straightforward. Focus on getting more views. The more views you get, the more money you’ll earn. You’ll have to enable the monetize option in your YouTube Channel settings.

#4. Usability Testing

Another popular to make money online is to participate in usability testing. Usability testing is the process in which you need to test out apps, websites, and software, and share your feedback with the developers and help them in finding bugs, problems or improving the user experience

Most time when doing usability testing, you’re just trying to find out whether the website, app or software that you are testing is easy to understand, easy to learn, efficient and free form error.

What I love most about usability testing is that you don’t need any special knowledge, equipment or tools to get started. You can use the equipment you have such as your mobile phone or laptop to start the testing.

The following is a short list of websites that offers usability testing and rewards.


Note you will need to sign up and create an account with the usability testing sites and finish the testing jobs available to you. Most of the sites will pay you in direct cash deposits.

#5. Develop Mobile Apps

If you like mobile apps and mobile technology and perhaps knownledge of Android or iOS coding, you should definitely consider this. Although having knowledge of Android or iOS coding will give you an advantage but it’s not necessary.

Nowadays there are many online app maker tools available online which you can use to create professional level apps without coding.

Here’s a list of few popular app maker tools:


Monetizing Your Mobile App

  • Start by uploading a free app on Android’s Play store and Apple’s App Store. Monetize it with AdMob, Google’s mobile advertising network
  • Then upload a paid app, set some initial price for downloading the app.
  • As more people download your app the more money you will make.
  • Lastly, you can also promote affiliate products through your app and earn extra commissions

Recapping: Your desire to make money online can become a reality today if you would take the actions required on these top 5 ways I’ve shared with you.

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How to Choose The Best Blogging Platform – 5 keys to note down.

How to Choose The Best Blogging Platform – 5 keys to note down.

Here’s a short blog post to help you with what to look out for while deciding on a blogging platform, in our next post we will be comparing some of the popular blogging platform on the web today – wordpress, joomla, blogspot(Blogger), Tumblr and others.

Below are some categories to you can use judge the blogging platform:

  1. Beginner-friendliness – Often Beginners require a blogging solution that is easy to set up, manage and doesn’t need coding skills to run. Proper documentation and support have to be made available for the blogger so they can easily find support when they run into trouble.
  2. Costs – cost is an indispensable factor. It’s not only important that your blogging platform of choice fits within your budget but what you also get for your money. A free offer is worth nothing if it doesn’t do what you need.
  3. Features and extendability – A good blogging platform needs to be able to accommodate for future changes. Over time, your needs and requirements for your site will change. You might want to modify or overhaul the design, add features or make other drastic changes.
  4. Monetization – With the goal of eventually earning money with your website in mind its wise you choose a platform that enables you to do that in a way that works for you.
  5. Maintenance – This is an important point to note. You should be able to answer the following questions: How much hands-on work does your blogging solution need? Does it take care of most of the activities and features for you or do you have to do everything by hand? This will have a serious impact on your workflow.

There are many candidates out there to consider when it comes to looking for the best blogging platform. Each comes with its own pros and cons. Basically, there are three varieties: self-hosted blogging platforms, hosted blog sites and site builders that also have blogging capabilities.

Again the most suitable for you will depend on your needs, goals, and preferences.

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Why You Should Not Create a Blog on a Free Platform Such as Blogger, Tumblr, WordPress

It’s true, you can create your blog free. But the free account is very limited. For example, your blog is hosted on a subdomain, it’ll look boring, and the address will look somewhat childish, consider a web address like, or this diminishes your blog credibility.

There are some serious flaws in free options you need to know about:

  1. Monetization

If you own a free blog on WordPress or Blogger, where you have a ‘.wordpress’,’.blogspot’ as part of your domain name, it’s not possible (at least for beginners) to make money with your blog via advertisements or Adsense. What’s worse is that your blog will display advertisements by WordAds but the income will not go to you. Your blog is free because advertisements are paying for it. However, if you manage to get about 25,000 page views a month, you can try applying for WordAds but you only keep 50% of the revenue.

Again people tends to trust websites with a custom domain – example will be just, it makes your website visitors take you more seriously and ready to do business with you.

  1. Control and Ownership

Unlike a self-hosted WordPress blog where all of the content on it belongs to you and others can’t tell you whether you can or cannot post certain content. You have so much more freedom as compared to a free WordPress blog. For free blog, Control and Ownership of the blog isn’t your at the end of the day, if it was, why is it that they control the ads placed on your blog and whether you can or cannot use Google Adsense or other ads for that matter? And If you happen to post content that are in violation of their standards, they can shut your blog down and this can happen anytime (it has happened before).

  1. Limited Customization

On a free platform you can’t use all the free plugins or themes. You can’t even use custom themes to really make your blog stand out. Although free blogging platforms like and comes with certain free themes which are popular, but the rest of the themes are premium themes which might cost you at least $50+ or more. If you have a self-hosted WordPress blog, you can install hundreds of themes that are free of charge and it gives you a better option in picking the layout for your blog.

It also lacks many important plugins that can improve the functionality of your site and the limited design features makes your blog look like “me-too versions” of every other Blogger blog.

  1. Limitations in space – Free space of only 3GB. For few posts, images, and perhaps videos but as your content grows you will find that it’s just not enough.

In short, don’t create a free blog, especially if you’re serious about starting a blog and you are a business or a blogger that wants to make money from your site. Later migrating to a better option from a free blogging platform can be very time consuming and tricky.

Instead, create a self-hosted WordPress blog where you don’t have any limitations. Plus, you’ll be able to use your own (professional) domain name.

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