3 Ways to Make Money Online Using Your Computer

3 simple ways you can make money using your computer and an internet connection

This story will look at 3 interesting ways in how you can make money online with just your computer and internet connection.

Whether you want to make some spare change whilst browsing the web or make an actual income through affiliate marketing or an online store, I hope these options will be help you make money online.

1. Earn money by viewing ads on the Brave Browser

Brave is a browser created by Brendan Eich, the founder of Firefox & Javascript. It currently has over 5.5 million monthly users and comes with built in ad-blocking technology and a Tor private browsing feature.

Brave works by paying users to view ads which have been approved by the Brave team.

You will get paid in the cryptocurrency BAT (Basic Attention Token) for viewing the ads which appear as little notifications on the bottom left of the browser screen. BAT can also be redeemed for any currency of your choice when you choose to withdraw.

Adverts appear occasionally whilst browsing and you are able to import passwords, bookmarks, history and other data from Chrome or other browsers making the switch easy.

It’s a good way to make some money whilst browsing the internet or doing your daily activities, the adverts are like little push notifications that you just click on, which then opens the site in a new tab and you get paid for that click!

You can also get paid by becoming a Brave publisher, so if you have a YouTube channel, Twitch channel, website or blog you can verify your channel or site with Brave and start getting tips in BAT.

This is also a great way to monetise your YouTube channel or blog, the browser is free to use just like Chrome & Firefox and is a decent way to make some spare change whilst browsing the web.

You can download Brave browser here

2. High paying affiliate or referral programs

Do you consider yourself a decent sales person? Or do you know a lot of people who might need a particular product or service?

If so then maybe affiliate marketing is for you. Affiliate or referral marketing is simply referring a service to a user in exchange for a commission from the service provider.

If you own a blog you could even earn passive income this way since you will earning commissions from the daily traffic reaching your blog posts.

If you do not own a blog and just happen to be fairly well connected you can earn money just by referring a product or service to your friends, family or acquittances.

Below is a high paying referral program you can use to make some additional income online.

Litework Design have a referral program where they pay affiliates 10% for every customer you refer to them, that’s anywhere from $50 to $1,000+ per referral depending on the price of the web design project.

Litework Design is a design company that builds WordPress websites as well as designing logos and branding for companies. The 10% commission applies to the whole project fee so if you happen to know anybody in need of design services this referral program could be very profitable for you.

You can contact Litework Design and join their referral program here.

3. Start an online store

This method requires a lot more work than the previous two methods since you will be starting an online business. If you are passionate about a particular product or know how to spot products which sell you can build an online store.

Popular products or services you can sell online:

  • Shapewear
  • Hair bundles or wigs
  • Eye lashes
  • Vape products
  • Seamless bras
  • Swimwear
  • Waist trainers
  • Pet accessories for dogs or cats

You can find suppliers using:

Alibaba: If you want to ship products to customers yourself.

Oberlo: If you want to dropship, having the supplier ship to your customers on your behalf without revealing themselves.

If you need inspiration you can check out this guide: Home Business Ideas: 8 Ways to Start a Work-From-Home Business

Running an online store can be profitable in the long run if you have the right products, in about 4–6 months you could be making a decent income.

For marketing purposes, you can use Facebook ads targeting customers interests and location. For dog accessories you can target FB users who like dog pages and live within your state for example.

You can also use Instagram or YouTube influencers to promote your products. For really popular influencers you can offer $50-$100 per promo and $20-$50 per promo for the lesser known influencers.

If you start an online store remember that you are building a brand, be sure to have social media pages for your business, a suitable name, a decent logo and decent looking store. You can also build a blog into your store and write about subjects in your niche to drive traffic towards your store.

For example if you are selling hair bundles you can create a video blog series detailing how to install the wigs you sell. Create a text blog post and a YouTube video, next embed the YouTube video into your blog post and add your blog link to your YouTube video.

This way they both feed traffic back to each other, to make things simple you can make the YouTube video first and create the blog post summarising the video with a step-by-step guide.

Starting an online store is a marathon, not a race, it will take time for your store to grow, especially with blogging which slowly builds up traffic over time.

You can use Shopify to create an online store here, Free for the first 14 days

I hope you find these options helpful for making money online, if you have any success feel free to drop me a message and maybe I can interview you for a future blog post!

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Publication date: 
05/19/2019 - 11:15