Online content offers a great way to make money, to earn a living. Let’s look at a few different ways you can do that:


#1 Freelancer
If you have a special skill in any type of service for example graphic design, web design, social media marketing, video production, fitness coaching, accounting, event planning or any thing else you can offer as a service, then you can become a freelancer by offering these services online. As a freelancer your income potential can be limitless. You can create a website for yourself that showcases your portfolio and us social media to reach more people and market your services. You can also find work online in craigslist, online job posting sites, Fiverr, Freelancer, Upwork etc. and begin to build your client base and reviews. It may take you some time to get established, but it is well worth because it is a very lucrative industry.


#2 Sell Your Music (musicians, singers, beat makers)
You can sell your music directly from either your own website or a third-party platform. Radiohead did it a few years ago and raked in tons of money just by asking for donations. As an independent artist you can do this through gaining exposure on YouTube, Spotify, iTunes, SoundCloud etc. There are tons of people that do this nowadays and you don’t need a middleman or a big label to sell your music.


#3 Sell Stock Photos
If photography is your hobby this is an excellent way to make money from it. People are constantly searching for stock photos online to use for their business/brand, online promotions, projects etc. All you need to do is to take your best photos, upload them to a site like Shutterstock, Fotolia or any other image website and start making money. It isn’t a lot per sale, but if you have enough photos up there you can build a nice side income that will surely come in handy.


#4 Sell Your Articles
Websites, marketers, small businesses – they all need top notch content that integrates their keywords so that they can drive traffic to their site. Initially you won’t make much, but as you build a reputation you can start to charge more for your services. You can even submit your work to a few formal publications. You can reach out to businesses, brands, magazines, blogs etc. to see if they need your writing services or you can create an account with sites like, Upwork & Freelancer to promote your services to people already searching or your skill set.


#5 Sell an App
The apps marketplace includes millions upon millions of users and so $1 or so per sale can generate a lot of money, if it’s an app that there is demand for. If you have a really good idea, but you aren’t a programmer it might pay to hire a programmer. Just make sure that you retain all rights. Also make sure the idea isn’t already out there or it could make it much harder for you to make money. A good app can make you rich, pretty darn quick, so if you think you can fill a niche and you don’t see a solution on the market that fills that niche the way your app would, then go with it and don’t miss your opportunity.