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Options For Making Money Online

Dec 31, 2018

Umer Idrisi
Options For Making Money Online
We all want to find ways to make more money and thanks to the internet there are more options than ever before. The problem is, finding the right one for you is much easier said than done.

So here we are going to take a look at some of the options available to you as you look to make some extra cash. Bear in mind, this is not a blog that will be telling you what to do but rather will be showing you what you can do. Making money is a personal decision and should be one you take after careful consideration.

Investments

Investing is often seen as a wealthy man’s game, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, you can start investments with small amounts of money and so long as you’re careful with how you approach the markets. Here are a couple of examples of how you can invest your money.

One of the ways that you can enter the investment markets is by buying and selling currencies. This is known as the Forex market and companies like CMC Markets offer complete guides on how to get started. If you are interested in getting involved in Forex, you will want to start taking more of an interest in international news and notice the patterns between what is happening around the world and the fluctuations in exchange rates.

Another option available to you if you’re interested in investing your money is the stock market. Once again you will want to tread carefully, but taking on board a good broker and looking for market trends is a smart way to approach this style of investment.

What you will be doing is buying shares in companies from around the world and relying on their price to increase so that you can sell at a profit. The business pages of your favorite newspaper plus agencies like Bloomberg will be your best friend in this venture.
Options For Making Money Online

Blogging

If your style of money making doesn’t involve speculating to accumulate, then you might want to invest some time in starting a blog. There are opportunities for you to spend money on your blog, but the initial setup process doesn’t require funds unlike the Forex and stock markets discussed above. So here is some advice if you want to start a blog with the intention to make money from it.

For starters, make sure you are providing high-quality content in an area that you are knowledgeable in. Blogging is an overpopulated pool and one way to stand out is by bringing your own specialty to the sphere. One of the topics we are going to discuss shortly is social media and integrating your blog content with your social media page is a must.

However, you want to know how you make money through blogging. Well, there are different options, but the most popular is through advertising. There are various styles of adverts that you can have on your page, one is pay-per-click (PPC) and another is cost-per-impressions (CPM).

The first relies on your readership clicking on the advert and will have a set payment per click, usually fairly low. Whereas CPM pays you a fixed amount of money based on the number of visitors you have to your blog. The former is better for blogs when they are starting out and CPM is ideal for bloggers who have built up a following.
Options For Making Money Online

Social Media

As promised, the final option for making money we are going to discuss is social media. Now, a good social media presence can go hand-in-hand with a blog, but it can also be a standalone venture.

Websites like Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube are littered with people referred to as ‘influencers’ and all these means is they have amassed a following and can sell to them.

The way you build up your social media profile is dependent on the kind of person you are. Gym goers may want to post-exercise updates, food lovers can discuss meals and recipes and travelers can just travel.

Whatever your niche, you should make sure that you are exploring the possibility of affiliate links, promotion, and other advertising opportunities. The joy of social media is it can often give people the opportunity to live vicariously through your passions, but those passions usually require funds so the people who follow you won’t begrudge you promoting products from time-to-time.

Just make it clear that they will see advertising on your pages on occasion.

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