How to make money online | formulas that work in 2020 | Part 3


How to make money online |  formulas that work in 2020  | Part 3

Part 3

By   zain kharal

In this article we will see how to earn money online seriously through a series of methods that I consider effective.

There are at least a hundred different methods to make money on the internet, but only a few of them are actually feasible and can allow you to earn significant amounts in the long term.

Among all the methods that we will see, there are some that do not require special knowledge or skills, while others require specific skills.

17 Strategies That Work 

In this list I will show you 17 effective methods to make money online, on each of them the difficulty (from low to high), the requirements, the time (from little to long) and the potential earnings (from low to high) will be indicated. As you will surely notice in most cases the gain is directly linked to time.

Unfortunately in this world, o one gives you anything and they know it well, even if we often prefer to believe otherwise.

I want to clarify that almost all the online earning strategies that we will see can also be combined with each other, indeed it often turns out to be the most appropriate move.

But no more chatter and let's get started!

 1. Make money online with a blog

  • Difficulty:  Medium  
  • Requirements: Basics of WordPress or other CMS   
  • Time: A lot 
  • Gain: High

Let's start with a solution that can allow you to earn interesting figures too. Monetizing a blog is certainly an excellent choice even if unfortunately it requires a lot of time, dedication, and commitment.

The methods of earning through a blog are many, so I decided to dedicate an entire article to him called " how to make money with a blog ", give it a look.

If you don't have a blog and would like to create one, I have created a specific guide on how to create a successful blog.

In any case, here I anticipate that an immediate solution is that of Google Adsense banner ads, but as you will see in the dedicated article it is the most trivial method to make money with a blog, in reality, there are many other more profitable ones.

 2.Open a YouTube channel

  • Difficulty:  Medium  
  • Requirements: The basic notion of video creation and editing   
  • Time: A lot  
  • Earnings:  Medium

YouTube and videos are constantly growing on the web, focusing on this sector today is a moment's investment. There are several methods of earning through YouTube videos, but the best known is channel monetization.

Today being able to monetize a video is much easier than in the past, just go to the YouTube settings, click on the "channel", and then "Monetization".

Once activated, advertising banners will start to appear during your videos. At this point, the only goal will be to increase your popularity on this social network as much as possible.

Update: YouTube has recently set limits for monetization, only channels that have reached a certain amount. minimum of views and subscribers can activate it.

It goes without saying that without thousands of visits a day being able to earn significant figures is almost impossible, but given the huge amount of people who flock to this social network every day, I would not spit on it.

Even the most unthinkable contents managed to go viral in a short time.

However, when you manage to reach a relevant audience, you will find that channel monetization is truly the ultimate source of income from YouTube.

If you want to know more about how to be successful on YouTube I strongly advise you not to take a look at the course created by Marcello Ascani , TubeMastery.

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 3. Affiliate Marketing

  • Difficulty:  Medium  
  • Requirements:  Depends on the type of traffic   
  • Time:  Medium  
  • Gain: High

When it comes to how to make money on the internet , the word affiliate marketing always comes up. If you don't know what it is, read the article “ What is affiliate marketing and how it works ”.

This type of marketing allows you to sell products created by others and earn a commission on each sale.

Amazon is certainly one of the most famous affiliate programs.

Affiliate marketing is currently one of the most profitable systems ever, if done right it can make you big sums of money .

Unless restricted by the " Merchant ", ie the owner, you can promote the product as you see fit, ie through your blog, YouTube channel, various social networks, paid advertising or why not all together.

The more sales you will be able to generate, the greater the profit.

Before venturing into this world I recommend that you take a look at the section dedicated to Affiliate Marketing in this blog.

Among the most profitable affiliate programs there is certainly Builderall , to learn more go to the dedicated article: How to make money with Builderall "

Here are other affiliate networks: Amazon ,  ClickBank ,  TradeDoubler , Max Bounty (CPA).

If you intend to get serious in this field, then I highly recommend you access ROI Martin , one of the most advanced online courses in Italy where you can learn in practical terms how to do affiliate marketing and start earning seriously. Seeing is believing.

 4. Amazon FBA

  • Difficulty:  Medium  
  • Requirements:  Marketing on Amazon  
  • Time:  Medium  
  • Gain: High

Amazon FBA , where FBA stands for “ Fulfillment by Amazon “, is one of the hottest sources of income online right now.

Fulfillment by Amazon " means "completely managed by Amazon" therefore you can use their warehouse and their couriers without worrying about anything, just send the goods and create the product card (or cards) directly from the control panel.

This, in addition to greatly reducing costs , will also optimize time and customer satisfaction, all to your advantage in short.

Registering is easy, just go to the official page  and send the request. Obviously the service has a cost that amounts to $ 39.99 per month + commissions.

What to sell if you don't have a product?

Most people don't have a product to sell, so sites like come to our aid , which bundle all major Chinese suppliers into one site. In this way you can buy the goods in bulk and then review them directly on Amazon.

Obviously, asserting yourself on Amazon is a completely different story, even if your product is valid it is often not easy to compete with other sellers, fortunately various marketing techniques come to support us here.

I can assure you that many people in the United States have got rich thanks to Amazon FBA and many others are also getting rich in Italy.

One of the leading experts in Italy and in the world on this topic is certainly Antonio Vida , who has created an extremely advanced course on this topic that will allow you to achieve not indifferent results in a short time. I highly recommend you take a look at it if you are interested in this type of online business.

 5. Dropshipping

  • Difficulty:  Medium  
  • Requirements:  Marketing techniques  
  • Time:  Medium  
  • Earnings:  Medium

Do Dropshipping basically means "go-between" between customer and supplier.

How does it work?

Open an online shop using tools like Shopify (which are already equipped for dropshipping) display the products you want to sell and when a user buys something from your shop you will buy it for him on "supplier" sites like AliExpress , which in turn will send the product to the user, at which point you will earn on the difference.

Tools like Shopify already have all of these features in it, including a list of potential suppliers, so once the user places an order from your shop a request will automatically be sent to the supplier.

If you want more information about it you can consult this guide .

 6. Scrivi un eBook

  • Difficulty:  Low  
  • Requirements:  Expert in any field   
  • Time:  Medium  
  • Earnings:  Medium

Digital products such as eBooks are always very popular on the net, plus the people who buy online today are constantly increasing .

If you are an expert in any sector, write a quality eBook and then try to sell it at a reasonable price on dedicated sites such as Amazon, or open a small eCommerce on your site .

Another alternative is to place your product on an affiliate network such as ClickBank for example, in this way you can safely sell your product without beating yourself up too much and you will also allow others to promote it.

 7. Sell information products online

  • Difficulty: Medium  
  • Requirements:  Expert in an industry and                                  skill in videos   
  • Time:  Medium  
  • Gain: High

That of video courses / online tutorial is a fast growing market and has a profit margin  very high.

As for eBooks, if you are an expert in something what are you waiting for to teach it with a video? There are many portals that allow you to upload videos created by you, set a price and sell them online, among the most famous internationally we certainly find Udemy , Skillshare and Envato , as far as the Italian market is concerned there is and  Life Learning .

Udemy is certainly the most famous, it offers courses in all languages ​​and in exchange for a percentage it promotes the video course for you. As if that weren't enough, it also has its own affiliate program that allows others to sell your product.

There are people in the United States who have made millions of dollars through this service alone.

Are you starting to have a little clearer ideas on how to earn money on the internet seriously ? Well, let's move on.

 8. Create Themes or Plugins

  • Difficulty: High  
  • Requirements:  High knowledge of programming   
  • Time:  A lot  
  • Gain: High

If you are a skilled programmer who can create quality themes and plugins for WordPress  or other CMS, then you could make a fortune, a bit like what happened to  Nando Pappalardo of YourInspirationWeb, who managed to earn more than a million euros in a only one year selling their theme on ThemeForest .

Obviously this is not always the case, but on Envato Market quality almost always rewards and active users are really a lot.

 9. Freelance online

  • Difficulty:  Medium  
  • Requirements:  Depends on the sector   
  • Time:  Short  
  • Gain: High

Among the many methods to make money online  there is also the possibility of acquiring real customers directly on the web and working from home  without bothering too much, if not for a simple video consultation on Skype when necessary.

Obviously we are talking about jobs that can be performed remotely such as the Web Designer, Web Marketers, Copywriter, Translator, Graphic Designer, Programmer, etc.

One of the most famous sites in the world for this kind of thing is definitely UpWork . If you also speak English, the earnings start to get really interesting.

If you want to become a successful Freelancer , I recommend a really interesting course which will show you a well-defined path to sell better and effectively what you do best.

 10. Sell videos, photos or graphics of any kind

  • Difficulty:  Medium  
  • Requirements:  Depends on the sector   
  • Time:  Medium  
  • Earnings:  Medium

How to make money on the Internet through photos, videos or graphics? Simple, the same way seen for WordPress themes . Envato Market is certainly the best marketplace on the web, but there are also many other portals that allow you to sell this kind of products.

One example is iStockPhoto .

 11. Develop software or an app

  • Difficulty: High  
  • Requirements:  High knowledge of programming 
  • Time:  A lot  
  • Gain: High

If you are a programmer able to develop an app for smartphones but also for desktop then you are on the horse. Apps are now a must in our lives and I doubt this trend will change in the next few years.

If you can develop an app, even simple but innovative and useful, you can earn exorbitant figures. Upload your app directly to the Apple Store or Google Play.

 12. Sell your notoriety on social networks

  • Difficulty: High  
  • Requirements:  None   
  • Time:  A lot  
  • Gain: High

If you are one of those people who is enjoying some success on social networks , perhaps after creating some viral content or an interesting page / profile that has attracted millions of followers , well then you can sell your authority to the highest bidder.

Influencer marketing is officially the trend of the moment and you can reap many benefits, even if you are not excessively known.

Although there are various channels where you can sell your notoriety, in reality it is enough to insert 2 lines in the description of the channel where you declare that you are willing to accept advertising, perhaps even with a link to your website.

This method works especially on YouTube and Instagram , where both individuals and companies will contact you to be able to collaborate with you by paying you a fee for your services.

Usually it involves creating videos on YouTube, inserting their link in the description or posting images / stories of their brand on Instagram .

If you intend to become a real Influencer on Instagram or promote your company through this social network in an effective way, then I recommend that you follow the course of Osvaldo Maradei, who will show you all the most powerful techniques used by those who really have success on Instagram nowadays.

 13. Trade Online

  • Difficulty:  Medium  
  • Requirements:  Market analysis  
  • Time:  A lot  
  • Gain: High

The online trading is a business that is becoming increasingly popular in this period. If done with intelligence it can also be fun and at the same time pay you a lot.

The only warning I would like to give you is not to throw yourself headlong into this sector without having the right knowledge, otherwise you risk only wasting time. It is essential to prepare well, be patient and analyze the trend of the various markets carefully.

Fortunately, there are several online courses that will allow you to better prepare yourself so that you have all the knowledge you need to start this business successfully.

Personally I recommend the course of Davide Francesco Sada and Enrico Garzotto.

 14. Sell handmade items

  • Difficulty:  Medium  
  • Requirements:  Depends on the sector   
  • Time:  Medium  
  • Earnings:  Medium

Let's turn the page. If you are one of those people who like craftsmanship or create handmade things, maybe even well done, know that on the internet you can sell anything . There are several sites that allow you to sell handmade things, the most famous is certainly Etsy .

 15. Earn money with online surveys

  • Difficulty:  Low  
  • Requirements:  None   
  • Time:  Medium  
  • Gain:  Low

There are also simple ways of earning “open to everyone”, which do not require technical skills. These are online paid surveys , which can be filled in via App, Smartphone or PC: you just need an internet connection and answer various types of questions. Questions about shopping habits and consumption, for example.

Companies are interested in knowing what people prefer, in order to adapt their products and services based on the answers obtained. In exchange for these opinions, cash prizes or shopping vouchers are offered .

We are not talking about big earnings: if you are lucky you collect about ten euros a month from each portal. It takes time and patience, with the maximum goal of being able to round something up at the end of the month.

The situation is different if we talk about survey sites that also offer micro-jobs to be completed: it is in effect crowdworking or mystery-client, where you are asked to take actions online and offline. To give some examples: request a quote for the change of telephone operator; book and drive a new car from a dealer; test a website looking for errors or malfunctions.

In these cases, the monthly earnings go up: in some cases it is not unthinkable to even reach 400/500 euros per month.

You can find a list of the most reliable survey portals here:

 16. Sell on Pinterest

  • Difficulty:  Easy  
  • Requirements:  Understand how Pinterest works  
  • Time:  Medium  
  • Gain:  Low

Pinterest is anextremely underrated image-based social network . In reality, this social network is an immense eCommerce made available to everyone.

More than half of Pinterest users are there to buy. People type in the product they want and then click on the link.

Being able to sell on Pinterest is now no longer as easy as at the beginning but it is still an excellent platform, which if used well can bring you many advantages.

 17. Sell domains and websites

  • Difficulty:  Medium  
  • Requirements:  Basic knowledge of web and hosting   
  • Time:  Medium  
  • Earnings:  Medium

This technique widely used in the States, but also in large part in Italy, can also earn you thousands of euros.

The trick basically consists in buying potentially desirable but still available web domains for a few tens of euros For example, imagine you bought such a domain before the app?

Large companies are willing to pay even millions of dollars for a domain they particularly want.

To sell these domains you can opt for portals like or simply upload an HTML page to the domain where you explicitly state your intention to sell that address with all the contact details for the sale.

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There are many methods on how to make money on the Internet , but there are some that are more functional and efficient than others. The 17 methods I have listed for you are the best in my opinion.

To conclude, I want to give you some advice on how to increase your chances of success by combining more points on this list. Here is a quick and practical example:

  1. Create a blog optimized for a specific niche
  2. Open a YouTube channel where you promote your blog and upload videos to your articles
  3. Promote affiliate products both in your videos and on your blog
  4. Write an eBook and make videos online by promoting them in advance on the blog and on the YouTube channel
  5. Create a profile on each social network and try to increase notoriety
  6. Create a newsletter, attracting leads by offering something in return (e.g. free eBook)
  7. Sell ​​your products and affiliate products on Pinterest

I know doing all this takes time, but it is also true that it will allow you to earn money , so take it as a real job and not as a simple passion.

Earning on the web does not mean earning without doing anything, on the contrary you have to work hard and always be focused on the goal.


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