How to Make Money Online in 2016

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The digital age is upon us and with every passing year we are one step closer to being its full-time citizens. One blessing that technological progress has bestowed upon us is the ability to work from our homes- with nothing but a computer, an internet connection and ourselves. We aren’t only talking about doing office work from home, but about carrying on an independent profession online. In this article, we are going to explore ways to make money online in 2016.

As far-fetched as it might sound to those unfamiliar to the concept, working online has become an acceptable activity ever since the technological boom began from 2008. It is a key method of earning money for a large number of people and is also a great way to showcase skills-particularly those that aren’t important in the actual job you work at. Furthermore, the money one can make by working online isn’t bad at all and can give you a considerable bit of extra income. All this can be done at your own pace and in your free time (subject to deadlines, wherever applicable).

Make Money Online 2016

There are a large number of websites that allow you to register yourself as a freelance worker for free- Elance, Freelancer, WorknHire, Writer’s Bay, Fiverr, etc. Once you are registered, you can start to search and bid for projects from clients. Once you are selected for a project by a client, and complete the project, you are paid through your account on the website subject to the website you are enlisted on charging a nominal fee.

2015 saw a huge rise in the number of online workers worldwide and in payments for the same. With 2016 just around the corner, the expectations are higher than ever to harbour new openings for online work. In this article, you will learn about how to make money online in 2016.

 

Start a Blog & Make Money with Google AdSense

Google AdSense Logo

By far the easiest way to make money online, Google AdSense is highly popular. You simply need to register yourself and your website or blog with the service, following which you must specify the places on your blog or website where the ads will appear. You will receive a certain amount when any of your website visitor clicks on the ads. The best part is that you do not need to worry about payments and billing since Google handles that with the advertisers and network to ensure you get your payment on time. As of October 2015 you don’t need to wait for the approval of your AdSense account.

To get started with AdSense:
  1. Make sure your website is compliant with the AdSense program policies.
  2. Sign up for an AdSense account by enrolling your site.
  3. Add the AdSense ad code to your site and you are done.

 

Earn by Uploading Videos on YouTube

YouTube Make Money

If you are a professional short-film maker or a musician or singer, you can create a channel on YouTube to upload films and music videos made by you. You will receive payment for every time watches your videos if you monetise them using AdSense.

 

Make Money by Content Writing

Content Writing

If you have a flair for writing articles, stories, poems, reviews, etc. then this mode of online work is most suitable for you. Most of the work you get in this mode will be in English and therefore, you must be familiar and fluent with the language and its nuances. The most common type of content writing work that you will come across is writing articles on a number of topics. Most of the topics would be factual and informative, requiring study and knowledge in the area to which it pertains. It is essential that you understand the topics clearly before starting to write, otherwise both your hard work and your client’s time would go to waste.

 

Design Websites & Make Money

Design Websites & Make Money

Website design is also a very lucrative method of earning money online for those who are experts in computer graphics, DTP and HTML architecture. A lot of small companies pertaining to the medium and small scale business segment hire freelancers for designing their websites. The work is both interesting and easy, and the payment is good too.

 

Programming and App Design

Programming and App Design

Most people access the internet through mobile apps for Android or iPhone. Thus, there are a large number of concerns- small or large- that are looking to tap into the mobile app market to generate increased traffic on their portals. For this purpose, many of these concerns hire freelance online workers who are adept at android app design to create and maintain their apps.

 

Sell Photos & Generate Revenue

Sell Photos

There are many websites such as Shutterpoint, Shutterstock, Fotolia, etc. that sell stock photos taken by freelancers. Some of these sites impose copyright conditions on photos uploaded on them such as they cannot be uploaded on any other website while others might have strict requirements of quality control through which each photograph must pass before being uploaded. However, all of these websites pay good commission ranging from 30-60% to photographers on the sale of their photos.

Also Read: Top 10 Websites for Selling Stock Photos

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The six methods mentioned above to make money online in 2016 stated are already very popular as online work opportunities. In 2016, it is expected that these means will bring forward new innovations and challenges which will result in more opportunities to earn money by working online.

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