Being a new blogger can be very hard if you quit your job. You know that blogging takes a lot of time and patience. It takes determination, great writing capabilities, and regular effort. You also know that income isn’t a factor you can or should focus on during the first few months.

Because of this, it is very hard to survive as a new blogger. You need ways to earn money during the time you are working on creating your own large blog. In this post, you will learn Five methods to earn money online.

Note: These methods will earn you an income dependent on the amount of time and effort you put in them.

How do I earn money online?

As we all know, the internet is a large place and on it, there are hundreds and thousands of ways to earn money. Some will be legit while others complete scams. What you don’t want to do is join any programs that will earn you money. Programs that ask for initial investments are mostly scams and will only result in your money being taken.

The methods I am listing in this post are easy to use and work. None of them are illegal and will return decent income if you put the time and effort in them.

Earning money online through…

1Article Writing Services

Bloggers and News websites always need fresh and unique content and many are looking for people to write articles for them. There are many digital forums on the internet on which you can find these “employers”. On average, you will be paid somewhere between $2 to $10 per article depending upon its quality.

Some of trust worthy forums you can visit if you are interested in article writing are listed below:

2Blog reviews and Paid Posts

If your blog is getting decent traffic, then this may be the best option for you. Start writing sponsored reviews about products on your blog. Same thing holds if you also have a YouTube channel with decent subscribers.

One thing to remember though is to only review good products, websites or services. The income earned from this method varies depending upon each client.

Websites where you can find clients for this type of work:

3Affiliate Marketing

Everyone that is currently or is planning to earn money online in the future has heard about Affiliate Marketing. It is one of the best ways you can start making money online. Affiliate Marketing is a zero-investment method that you can even use on your blog, YouTube channel or even social media.

Usually people who affiliate market will create a new website for the product they are promoting and advertise that product or promote it on their blog. This method will earn you can income based on the number of people that buy the product you are promoting and the commission per sale the distributor has set.

Learn more about affiliate marketing and smart affiliate marketing strategies

4Guest Post for your Clients

Guest posting is when you write an article on someone else’s blog or website and it is one of the most lucrative methods of making money online. Imagine, if you get approved to guest post for a large blog such as TechCrunch or ShoutMeLoud. They will literally pay you thousands of dollars just to write guest posts for them.

The only requirement: Great Writing Skills

5Becoming a Broker for Website Owners

Brokering for website owners basically means that you earn commissions by getting those website owners, clients that will pay for advertisement. This method is the riskiest of all the ones listed on this post as brokering is a very hard skill to learn and even harder to put in use.

6Bonus: Help sell websites or domains

Help someone sell their own website or their domain. Selling domains is already a large market which means big money. Successful sales can earn you anything form $20-$20,000. It is usually 10% of the selling price.


The methods listed in this post will help you make a decent living while you work on making your blog larger. Each method listed will only give back money based on the amount of time and effort you put into them. Three general rules to follow while trying to earn money online are:

  1. Use more than one of the methods above at the same time
  2. Experiment with what methods you use
  3. Avoid schemes and programs that involve initial investments or promise double returns

Do you know any other methods to earn money online? Have you used any of these methods?

Please share your experience in the comments below.

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