The Top 5 Ways To Earn Extra Money Online

Finding extra sources of income via the internet has never been easier. In this article we will share the top 5 ways that individuals can earn extra money online. 

Blogging / Vlogging

Blogging is creating and managing a website based on your chosen niche. You can choose a niche or topic that allows you to share your expertise and thoughts to your readers. To start a blog, you need to choose a name for your website. It is best to go for something unique that readers will remember. Once you have chosen the name of the blog, you should check to see if the domain name is still available. You can play with words or add numbers to your chosen name in case it is no longer available. Then, you should find a hosting site to host your domain. It’s more professional to have your own hosted site rather than using free platforms. Once you have set up the blog, you should start publishing your content. It is best practice to publish 2 or 3 times a week. 

Now, what is vlogging? Vlogging or video blogging is similar to blogging but with the utilization of video. Many prefer to watch videos rather than read lengthy articles and that’s why these vloggers provide their content through this medium. Vloggers post about a variety of subjects such as dating tips, DIY, travel or other random content. Mostly, vloggers host their videos in YouTube where they can gain subscribers.

Content Writing 

Another popular way to earn money online is by writing articles, press releases, and other requirements by clients. If you love writing, then this is easy for you. You just need Microsoft office software loaded to your computer and then you’re good to go. You do not need your own website since most clients just require the articles to be submitted via email. It’s best to sign up on online job sites to find clients that require article writing.

Web Development 

Since it’s very popular to have a website especially for business owners, they look for experts who can set up their website professionally. You can apply as a web developer to set-up and manage their website including front-end and back-end functionalities. Most common clients are those who have e-commerce businesses. You will need to know their requirements and work from there. This can be a stable job if you find pool of clients as many will need you to maintain their site.


Another job opportunity is through SEO or search engine optimization. Most website owners look for a SEO manager to manage their keyword rankings in different search engines like Google. SEO managers also manage the on-page structure of the site including keyword velocity, placement and overall performance of the website.

Ads & Affiliate Marketing

Lastly, when you have your own website or blog, you can start to promote products or become an affiliate. You can publish ads on your site and when visitors on your site click the ad or sign up, you will then earn a commission. 

These are some of the best ways to earn extra money online. If you are looking to earn more money this year you can do a lot more lucrative things online rather than perusing social media sites.

Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

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