5 ways to make money online


EDIT: As I am writing this I find more and more ways to make money. So at the moment, I will give you these 5 but as times goes by I will add more.

You are probably here because you want to find out how to make money online.

Hint: You’re at the right page. I will give you 5 ways to make money online.

Do note that this might come easily to you but all the tips I give you will require you to research the topic more. I will keep this article short and sweet.

However, in the next 5 weeks, I will discuss every topic in detail. So keep an eye out for that.

But for now, just keep reading to get at least an idea.

Short answer; 5 ways to make money online

  1. Blogging
  2. Podcasting
  3. Vlogging
  4. App building
  5. Affiliate Marketing

1. Blogging


You won’t believe me when I say that starting a blog is still a profitable business model. If you have a topic that is somewhat valuable for your readers you can make money with your blog.

Let’s say you have a niche website about building websites. In this website, your blog can be about the types of programming languages, which content management systems (CMS) you should work with, tutorials and much more.

Once you get a following you can have ads on your website which can produce income.

However, a lot of people think blogging is dead. They start a blog thinking they will become rich within 2-3 months but nothing happens.

Blogging is a slow process. It will take at least a year before you can get a good following. This is if you post articles regularly.

So if you do start a blog and you are passionate about it, don’t give up that quick.

2. Podcasting


Almost everybody is starting a podcast nowadays. Podcasting has become so popular right now that, if you go to youtube, all there is PODCAST PODCASTS PODCASTS and… oh yeah PODCASTS.

Like blogging, you do need a following to make money online. This means that if you start you might get your aunt or uncle to listen to it but don’t expect much. Just keep on doing it and give your listeners something of value to listen to. Eventually, more people will follow you.

When you do have a following you can get sponsors. Sponsors will pay you just by mentioning their product.

This is a huge money maker. The bigger your following, the higher the paycheck.

3. Vlogging


Don’t listen to the top YouTubers that say that YouTube is dead and you can’t make money out of it anymore even though they’re still making content EVERY SINGLE DAY.

There is still a lot of money to make on YouTube but again, you do need a following.

When you create content on a regularly base you will get a following but this is really depending on the type of content you create. If that content is of value for your viewers you can make money.

With vlogging, you can earn by ads provided by Google or sponsors.

4. App Building

Code Coding
Code Coding

Building an app is still a popular thing. The numbers of apps that are being released on a daily basis are outrageous.

Google reported that in 2018, an average of 6,140 apps was released daily on their PlayStore.

Billions and billions of people use a smartphone but let me tell you a little secret; without apps those smartphones are worthless.

Apps are what make smartphones awesome and because it’s so easy to create apps nowadays everyone can make the next Flappy Bird. I will get deeper into this topic later on but just now you can make money by either displaying ads or selling the app.

5. Affiliate Marketing

Amazon Affiliate Marketing
Amazon Affiliate Marketing

This should actually be the first thing I mentioned in this article. Affiliate marketing is probably the best way to make money online especially if you don’t have a big budget.

I’ll give you a short description of what Affiliate Marketing is:

“Selling stuff provided by others to get a commission.”

That’s basically it. I will go into deeper with this subject but here’s an example:

Amazon has an affiliate marketing. You can become, what they call, an associate and start marketing their products either on your website or via ads.

Amazon will give you a special link which is called a referral link. This link is yours and yours alone. This link will tell Amazon that the visitor has been sent by you.

If the visitor at that moment buys something, Amazon will know that it was because of you and they will reward you for it by giving you a commission. This is something between 5% and 10%.

So imagine that there’s a camera on Amazon selling for $1,000 and you have sold this camera to someone using your referral link. Because you’ve sold it you will get $100.

You don’t need storage, you don’t need a warehouse, you don’t need to pitch a sale.

But again, I will go into deeper detail in the next couple of weeks.


There are many ways to make money online and these 5 ways should already have given you a lot to work with.

The next couple of weeks I will get into details of every subject to help you even more.

That’s it… thanks for reading,

Engin Soysal