In case you missed it, 2024 is here!!!! With the new year comes new possibilities, and with an ever more digital world, the opportunities to make some extra money online are becoming more and more accessible to people everywhere.
Whether you are looking to make a full-time career out of your online business or would like an extra $1000 of cash in your pocket from things like affiliate sales or ad revenue then this article is going to help you find the way to do that.
We are going to look at 15 tried, tested and proven ways in which you can make money online. We will look at passive income options as well as remote jobs that you can take with you to the beaches of Bali, Florianopolis or Hawaii. When you learn how to make money online, you open up a world of possibilities, so whether you have knowledge to share, a skill you bring to the table, or a particular product or service in mind, the world wide web is your oyster.
If you’re ready to take the next step on your entrepreneurship journey, here are my top 15 tried and tested ways to make money online in 2024.
Start a Travel Blog
If you have followed my story since day one, you will know the Wanderlover started as a travel blog. I wrote stories and reviews of places and experiences from my travels with my 21 days off a year from my corporate finance career in New York. A travel blog allowed me to land my first collaborations with hotels, helped me see my first bit of income from ad revenue and ultimately helped me build the Wanderlover into what it is today.
My life would have been completely different if I hadn’t started my travel blog.
Swap the office chair for a surfboard and start sharing your experiences. You don’t even have to go jetting of to the most remote islands to get started, you could write about your own hometown or country, the best places to eat, must-see things and experiences that you have easy access to right away.
While it’s not an overnight task, starting a travel blog is an amazing long-term project that helps to enhance your brand, grows your audience and opens up tons of online money-making opportunities. Best of all, writing a travel blog is fun!
For me, starting a travel blog is by far one of the best decisions of my life. It has led me to a path of financial freedom and introduced me to so many amazing people along the way. With a bit of time and commitment, it can also generate a sizable income.
To get you started, I have created an in-depth guide with everything you need to know to become a travel blogger.
Create an Ebook
As an entrepreneur, you’ve probably heard all about the passive income dream. You know, it’s the one that says you can make money in your sleep. Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s not a dream at all! I make passive income everyday and with a bit of time and commitment, you can too!
One of the most effective ways to make a passive income online is to create an ebook. Ebooks are a great option if you have knowledge or expertise in a particular field. They can also be used to encourage newsletter sign-ups and attract new clients. Before embarking on a project like this, it’s important to understand your audience and find your niche. For the Travel Influencer Handbook, I created a step by step guide for anyone trying to build a business as an influencer. Within the book I provide tips on brand development and connecting with followers, alongside vital resources such as media kits and helpful hacks.
For more information on how to write and launch an ebook, check out this podcast episode.
Create an Online Course
One of my favorite ways to make passive income is by creating an online course. If you have a skill that people want to learn, it’s time to start teaching! With the Wanderlover Business Academy, I created an 8-module course designed to inspire, educate and empower entrepreneurs.
I made sure that I was offering value for money by providing additional resources, workbooks, and a private 30-minute kick-off call. Extra features like this make your course more attractive and provide a higher quality of learning.
Creating an online course is way easier than you think thanks to tools like ThriveCart. In one price and platform you get all the sales funnel building tools AND their E-Learning platform ThriveCart: Learn. It’s truly a must-have tool for anyone looking to build powerful online businesses. I’ve written a detailed guide on ThriveCart here to help you learn more about this amazing business tool.
With this form of marketing, influencers, bloggers, brands and people earn commissions by promoting the products and services of other brands. The amount of commission you earn depends on the number of clicks and sales generated by your content and of course the affiliate deal value. There are thousands of professionals taking advantage of affiliate marketing, the Wanderlover included.
To get started with affiliate marketing, it helps to have an audience that you can reach. Whether this is via social media, website visitors, email lists it doesn’t matter. But you need to put your affiliate links in front of people and get them to complete the steps required for you to be paid your commissions.
For example, I earn a small commission every time someone signs up for BlueHost using my link. I started my blog with BlueHost and believe they offer a great web hosting service, so I am comfortable promoting them to my audience. In return when someone decides that this is right for them, and they have been inspired by what have to say, make a purchase, I am rewarded with a commission. Obviously, the more people that read my blog, the more people that click my links, the more I can potentially earn.
It’s really important here to remember a few things. YOU MUST stand behind the products or services you are promoting. Spamming your friends and readers with links for sketchy products will get you nowhere good. Secondly, you don’t need a lot of followers, just an audience that you can engage with. 10% of 100 is the same as 1% of 1000.
Offer 1:1 sessions
If you’re an expert in your field, people probably want to hear from you. Alongside ebooks and online courses, one-to-one coaching is a great way to make money and connect with your audience. Perhaps you have valuable insights that will inspire others or enable them to achieve their goals.
Private coaching is an increasingly popular choice amongst fellow entrepreneurs. If it’s done right, coaching sessions can offer useful tips and advice tailored specifically to the client’s needs. With my private coaching service, I offer weekly 55 minute calls and a one-off 90-minute goal mapping strategy along with unlimited additional support calls and emails.
It’s also super handy if you can collect testimonials to display on your website. This will validate your service and secure even more sign-ups along the way.
Offer Group Programs
Another great service to have under your belt is a group program. Group programs are popular amongst creatives as it enables them to learn on the go, whilst connecting with like-minded people. Momentum Mastermind is a brilliant example of just how successful group programs can be. It’s a space where people can ask questions, discuss their fears and learn how to execute their business strategy.
This type of coaching builds a community of creatives who work together to achieve their goals. If you don’t have time for private coaching, group programs are another great way to make money online.
Sell other digital products
Alongside ebooks, there are plenty of other digital products to sell online. Useful templates, guides, tutorials and printables are all great ways to make money. If you are creative you can sell digital assets through platforms Creative Market
For example, some entrepreneurs sell their art, photos or even music samples online. Others offer recipes or meal plans. It’s yet another income stream and an effective way to achieve time freedom.
Lead online classes and workshops
Similar to online courses, classes and workshops are usually live sessions that enable you to connect with your audience and share your skills. Maybe you’re a yoga teacher or offer virtual coworking sessions. While it doesn’t offer a passive income, online classes and workshops are a great way to build your reputation and spread the word all while doing something you enjoy!
Start a YouTube channel
Starting a YouTube channel all begins with an idea. If you’re a forward thinking content creator then you have what it takes to make videos on YouTube. As with any content, you’ll need to find a niche and produce footage that stands out from the crowd. Despite the time it takes, YouTube can be highly profitable. Once you achieve 1,000 subscribers, you can start making money from ads. Youtube shorts and videos are all great ways to connect with your audience and grow your reach.
Start a podcast
Did you know that the number of podcast listeners is estimated to reach half a billion by the end of 2024. With that in mind, it’s never been a better time to launch a podcast. Designed to share stories, opinions, comedy, news and more, podcasts are a great choice if you like a good chat.
When it’s time to monetize your podcast, there are plenty of opportunities including sponsorship deals, donations, tips and ads.
Consider yourself a whizz at social media marketing? Looking for a side hustle? If you’re up for managing the social media accounts of other businesses, then you could end up earning some top dollar. As you probably know, managing and staying on top of your own social media is often time consuming.
Help fellow entrepreneurs out and make money at the same time. If social media management is your bag, start building that portfolio now.
If you’re just starting out on your entrepreneurship journey, it always helps to have a side hustle. Transcribing is a great tool to have under your belt.
It’s the simple act of listening to audio files and typing out the transcription. If you’ve got a good concentration span and enjoy sitting at the computer, this skill is a great way to make money online. You can check out sites like Fiverr or Upwork for job opportunities.
Start a subscription service
Another great way to connect with your audience while making money is to launch a subscription service. Subscription services are a great choice if you offer exclusive content such as newsletters, ebooks, courses, blogs and more or even Only Fans Content.
For a monthly or fortnightly fee, people get access to your content or services. It’s an excellent way to ensure you have a regular stream of income.
With more and businesses recognizing the value of high-quality content, there is a huge demand for freelance writers.
From landing pages to blogs, copywriters can earn a generous income with many opting to do it as their full-time gig. While you may need to take on low-earning projects at first, you’ll quickly move on to higher-paid work.
Develop an app
Does your business idea warrant an app? For sure this is not going to be everyone cup of tea, and while you can definitely learn, if you are starting from scratch with no knowledge of coding, this could take a little while to get going.
But if you have the tech know-how and a brilliant idea, launching an app is a highly profitable option and a brilliant way to make passive income.
Not only will you be able to work from anywhere in the world but you’ll also strengthen your brand and increase engagement.
With so many options out there, making money online has never been easier! Start by choosing the best options for you and your business. Next, you’ll want to create a solid marketing plan to ensure success. Platforms like Active Campaign are essential for business growth and cover everything from email marketing to subscription forms. While it’s tempting to try everything at once, try to focus on one element at a time to produce high quality content.
If you want the freedom to work whenever and wherever you want, I’m here to tell you that it’s more than possible. By choosing some of the above strategies, you’ll soon be able to reach your goals and live the life you desire.