There are lots of reliable ways to make money online. If you are someone who is new to the online marketplace, you’re probably wondering something to the effect of, “Is this online business stuff legit?” The answer is “Absolutely, yes!”

Every day, the number of people doing business online is increasing. The Internet of the 21st Century is a global marketplace, and it’s expanding by the hour! There are many ways to earn a substantial living online. All it takes is a will and dedication to try. One of the ways that a lot of writers start making money online is with ebooks.

Kindle Books

Amazon’s Kindle Store is the largest book store in the world. This direct publishing platform is a great way for people with writing skills to earn their first paychecks online. You can write your first short book and upload the manuscript directly to KDP and receive a royalty for each book that you sell.

KDP is not as lucrative as it once was, but for people who create great books, it can still be very profitable.


Do you have a marketable skill set? Are great with Adobe Photoshop? Can you write well? Do you like to purchase and review products? If so, you can make a full-time living on doing things or many others. Simply get your application approved, create your profile, and start applying for jobs. Upwork is one of the most reliable ways to make money online for people who are just getting started.

Udemy is one of the largest peer-to-peer learning platforms in the world. Anyone can create an online course and make money here. Do you have a skill set or specific knowledge that most people don’t have but many would find valuable? Create a course and sell it on Udemy.

Niche Websites

Not the fastest way to start making money online, but once you get the ball rolling, you can make thousands of dollars a month. By creating blogs about topics you’re interested in or passionate about, you can provide helpful content for others and gain lots of traffic to your websites. Then, you can monetize those sites with info products, affiliate pages, and more.

Have Realistic Expectations

Indeed, these are some of the most reliable ways to make money online today, especially for newbies. Naturally, there is a lot more that goes into adding value to the online marketplace. We’re just scratching the surface of what it takes to make money online. The good news is that you don’t have to do it alone. I am here to help you.

In the meantime, don’t doubt yourself. If you had a parent, a mentor, a teacher, a religious person, or anyone else that told you in your childhood that you can be anyone you want to be or that you can do anything you want to do, it’s true! You really can. Never underestimate the human mind. You have the power to create and turn your thoughts into reality. 

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