How To Make Money Online.

How To Make Money Online.

During the 2020 lockdown where everybody in the world was forced to go inside because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was only businesses that had an online presence that was able to make money.

It is worth noting that while people were inside their homes and bored, the only option that was left for them was to surf the internet, and since the use of mobile devices was already rampant, it was easy for every Tom and Jerry to just pick up their phones and start browsing the internet.

Those who needed updates on the pandemic were busy typing one question or another into search engines, while so many saw the need to join social media platforms in order to stay connected to their colleagues, friends, and family whom they couldn’t meet physically.

Thus, the internet saw a huge increase in its users after the 2020 lockdown, and this in turn created so many opportunities for people to get online and start making money.

Even those who were working from nine to five had to quit their day jobs and concentrate on new ways or ways of making money online right from the comfort of their homes.

Personally, I started this blog in 2019, and back then it was a music blog where I posted the latest songs for free digital download, and it might interest you to know that I was making money online from being paid by upcoming artists to upload and promote their music online.

Later on, when I saw the need to monetize this blog with Google AdSense I had to switch to a financial blog that helps people to learn how to work from home and make money online, while I created another music blog called

And currently, I have so many portfolios of websites where I create content on niches I know so much about.

Hoping you can see one of the ways I immediately started to make money online from blogging and consider me fit or good enough to show you how to make money online.

And I promise to update the list as I discover more ways to make money online, in the meantime let me show you the great ways you can use to make money online.

Great ways to make money online.

You can make money online by starting a blog or building a website for any kind of business. But those two are not the only ways of making money online as there are so many other ways and every other time new ways are also emerging.

And in this article, I will try as much as possible to show you in detail the great ways of making money online, and I promise to update this post every now and then with new ways that emerge.

Below are the great ways you can make money online which I have tested and confirmed that it works:

  1. Start a blog.
  2. Build a website for your business.
  3. Freelancing.
  4. Flip websites.
  5. Develop an app.

Now let’s move on to explain all these ways one after the other so you can understand how you can use them to make money.

1. Start a blog.

start a blog

Starting a blog is one of the ways you can make money online and in order to make money with a blog you really need to understand what a blog is.

What is a blog?

A blog is simply a webpage that allows you to write and update content on several topics your target audience may want to learn about. It usually involves doing keyword research or analysis that allows you to discover the questions people are asking concerning your topics and provide helpful answers to them.

How to start a blog.

To start a blog, you need to purchase your own domain and a hosting account, and afterward design and optimize it for search engines to easily discover it.

But before you purchase a domain and hosting account, ensure you search for the availability of the name you intend for your domain to be certain someone else is not using it.

The simple way to do this is by typing the name into Google search and if the result shows that someone else is using the name you can then think of making adjustments or coming up with another name.

Once your domain and hosting account is set, the next step you have to take is to install a website builder into it currently WordPress is the most used and simplest website builder that has thousands of free themes and plugins that will easily help you to get started with a blog.

Once your blog is set, you can go on and use the following steps to make money with it.

How to make money with a blog.

There are so many ways you can make money with a blog but it all starts with writing lots of content.

You will often hear bloggers say “content is king’ when it comes to blogging and what this means is that writing lots of content on your blog and optimizing them for search engines will help you attract organic traffic to your blog.

And once you begin to have enough traffic coming to your blog, you can then go ahead to sign up for Ads with an Ads network like Google AdSense and start making money when people see (impressions) and click on those Ads.

You can also join affiliate marketing which is a system that will help you earn a commission when you refer people from your website to a product or service online.

I have an article that details more on how you can make money from a blog and you can read it here: How To Start A Blog And Make Money Online.

2. Build a website for your business.

Build a website for your business.

You can also make money online by building a website for your business.

Whether you are owing a giant or a small business, you should not only depend on making physical sales or offline services rather it is time to consider taking that business online because it will enable you to make so much money online.

Below is a statistical report given by Zippia about businesses that are currently online;

  • 71% of small businesses have their own website.
  • 81% of shoppers choose to research a business online before making a purchase
  • At least 70% of small-mid-sized businesses are investing more in their digital presence.
  • By 2040, an estimated 95% of all purchases will be facilitated by e-commerce.
  • 15% of Americans shop online on a weekly basis.

I believe the above statistic will motivate you to build a website for your business today and start making money online in the following ways am going to show below.

How to make money from a website.

You can make money from a website in the following ways;

  1. Selling digital products like eBooks, audiobooks, printables, graphics, templates, and podcasts.
  2. Setting up a business directory where people can pay you to list and promote their business. You can check out my own business directory website via
  3. Creating an online course where you can teach people more about your business for a fee.
  4. Adding a donation button where people can free-willingly give you money based on how you are able to satisfy their curiosity.
  5. You can also flip websites, that is buy and sell websites to make money.

To discover more ways to make money with your website, you can read the article: How To Build A Website And Make Money Online.

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3. Freelancing.


To make money online from freelancing, you really need to understand who is a freelancer.

What is freelancing?

A freelancer is someone who works for people or corporations on a contract basis and not as an employee. Therefore, freelancing is the art of working for people or corporations on a contract basis and not as an employee. It really is a means of being and staying self-employed.

How to make money from freelancing.

How to make money from freelancing.

To make money from freelancing, you have to first and foremost decide on a niche based on your expertise or profession because it is very dangerous to attempt to work for someone, and worst a corporation when you know nothing about the intended work.

Therefore, if you don’t have a skill yet, you can start to learn one before you begin entertaining the thoughts of making money from freelancing.

Now if you have a skill or have finished acquiring one, the next step you have to take is to join a freelancing platform like Fiverr or Upwork and advertise yourself.

Upwork has about 15 million freelancers with over 2 million jobs and joining them can increase your chances of meeting and working with clients who are visiting the platform in search of freelancers.

You can also build your own portfolio website and showcase the jobs you have successfully done as well as add a place where people can get to learn more about you and your work and also a page where they can contact you.

Whether you join a freelancing platform or build your own personal portfolio, you can use Google AdSense or social media advertising services like Facebook or Instagram Ads to promote your work and attract more clients.

You can also add a blog to your portfolio website and do keyword research to write original and helpful content that will make people find you organically.

Want to learn more ways to make money from freelancing? then read our article on the topic: How To Start Freelancing And Make Money Online.

4. Flip websites.

First and foremost, we have to understand what flipping a website means before we move on to see how we can do so.

What is website flipping?

To flip websites simply means building a website from scratch, increasing its value, and putting it out for sale in the marketplace.

There are lots of people who do not want to spend time building their own website and making money online from it, rather they choose to buy a website that is already valued online.

Now getting a website to have value is the duty of the seller because the buyer only hopes to start making money online as soon as the website he buys is allocated to him.

So when you think of flipping websites, the main thing you should take into consideration is increasing the value of that website.

Is it hard to flip websites?

Honestly speaking, it is very hard to flip websites because it is either going to take you a considerably long time if you want to use free traffic sources or very cost-effective if you want to settle for paid adverts.

How to start a website flipping business.

Below is the breakdown of the steps you should take to start a website flipping business:

  1. Learn about the value of websites: You can do this by accessing the niche that makes the most money. Personal finance, food, business, marketing, etc, are some of the niches that make the most money online. But you must ensure you have the knowledge of the niche you are going to choose so you can be able to create content that is original and helpful to your users.
  2. Increase the value of your website: After settling for a niche the next step you should take is to increase the value of that website. You can do this through website optimization, creating a content strategy, utilizing several traffic sources to increase the website traffic, and adding monetization programs that pay well to the website.
  3. Gather the traffic and financial reports you are going to present to your proposed buyer.
  4. Find a website broker that is going to help you sell the website in the best marketplace. is one of them.

I have an article that will teach you all you need to know about flipping websites and you can read it here: How To Make Money Selling Websites Online.

5. Develop an app.

Another great way to make money online is to develop an app. And am going to show you how to develop an app and after that list the ways you can make money from your app.

How to develop an app.

There are 2 basic ways to develop an app and they are:

  1. Hiring an app developer.
  2. Developing an app on your own (DIY).

Hiring an app developer.

Hiring an app developer will save you the stress of making mistakes while trying to do it on your own, the only downside to doing so is that it is very expensive.

So if you have the budget that will enable you to take a shot with it, there are a few things you need to put into consideration before you hire an app developer and they are:

  1. Figure out the purpose of creating an app: There should be a good enough reason for you to embark on creating an app. And sometimes, the sudden challenges that people are experiencing in life might warrant you to want to find a solution for them through an app. At other times, a feature you expected in an already existing app might motivate you to build another type of app and add the features. There ought to be an underlying reason for you to build an app, so make sure you figure that out before you make a move.
  2. Research the industry. Before you hire an app developer, you must be able to prove to him or them that you really understand the ins and outs of the industry and the only exception is the development process. For that reason, you need to embark on research to know a lot about the industry. You can do this by joining online communities and interacting with professionals to learn from them.
  3. Get in touch and outsource your app developer. Make a list of the app developers you will like to work with and reach out to them one after the other. Check if they have a good means of communication that will help you find answers to whatever related question you might have concerning the success of your app. Once you find the one that convinces you of assured delivery, you can go ahead to outsource.

Developing an app on your own (DIY).

There are scores of online platforms and tools that can enable you to develop an app without any coding skills or programming language.

So long as you have identified and set clear goals for your app development, you can go online and start looking for those platforms and tools to start developing your app.

Buildfire is one such platform and you can give it a try right away.

How to make money with your app.

Some of the ways you can make money with your own app include but are not limited to:

  1. Advertising: You can join several Advertising networks like Google AdSense, Adsterra, etc, and show Ads on your app to make money.
  2. Subscriptions: You can offer monthly or yearly subscription programs for your users and ensure you have options for automatic renewals.
  3. Referrals: You can use your app to refer people to other online businesses or platforms that offer such and earn a commission when your users engage with them.
  4. Affiliate marketing: You can join several affiliate programs and insert your affiliate links in the best places in your app and make money when people follow to engage with the source.
  5. Sell products and services: You can create an online store app like and sell products and services to customers online.

I have an article that treats this subject in an in-depth manner and you can read it here: How To Make Money Online By Creating An App.