Everyone is looking for ways to make more money these days. If extra income is your goal, do something you like and is proven. You must like it because you won’t keep doing it long term if it’s something you don’t enjoy, and even if it is proven, it won’t matter because you’ll quit.

Here are some proven and popular methods to make money online:

Online courses: There is big money selling online courses. You can create and sell online courses on platforms like Udemy, Coursera, and Skillshare. I am biased, but I would suggest you also look at Bemodo, my new learning management and e-commerce platform that lets you determine precisely how much money you keep for your course and sell products in the course with our e-commerce tools. The biggest challenge for online course creators is the lack of control over their profits. We designed Bemodo to keep you in control and profit on your terms.

Affiliate marketing: You can promote products or services and earn a commission on each sale made through your referral link. Affiliate marketing platforms like Amazon Associates, Clickbank, and ShareASale can help you get started. Affiliate marketing typically has smaller commissions than selling the product yourself, but these sites have many different options that you can sell. Research what sells best and if it is worth your time to promote their products. Bemodo also helps you get started with affiliate marketing and even has the option to help other entrepreneurs get started, where you get special bonuses for being a mentor.

Dropshipping: You can start an online store without holding inventory using drop shipping. Platforms like Shopify, Oberlo, and AliExpress can help you get started.

Sell products online: You can sell physical or digital products online. Platforms like Etsy, eBay, and Amazon make it easy to start an online store.

Freelancing: Freelancing is a popular way to make money online. You can offer your services as a writer, graphic designer, programmer, virtual assistant, or any other skill you possess on freelancing platforms like Upwork, Fiverr, or Freelancer.

Online surveys: You can participate in online surveys and get paid for sharing your opinion. Websites like Survey Junkie and Swagbucks pay you for taking surveys.

Online tutoring: You can teach a language, subject, or skill online and earn money. Websites like VIPKid, TutorMe, and Chegg can help you find students.

Social media management: You can manage social media accounts for businesses and earn money. Websites like Hootsuite, Buffer, and Sprout Social can help you get started.

I hope that helps. Remember, choose something that interests you because all of these methods take time and effort to master. It’s essential to research and find a way that suits your skills and interests.