A lot of people struggle with how to make money online as a girl. There are two main reasons for this. First, there is an abundance of information about making money online through blogging or doing YouTube videos, but very little specific info on what makes a good business idea and what types of businesses have run out of cash before they can be considered a success.
Second, not every area of our life gets marketed as “make money!” These marketing strategies include selling products, giving paid talks, starting your own business, and so on. So sometimes it feels like all you see are examples of people who sold their house and spent the next few years traveling the world while earning barely anything.
That’s totally fine if you want to do that, but most people don’t. What most people want is something they can drop off from once daily and earn enough to meet their financial goals. And I bet you could too.
So here are some tips for how to make lots of money online as a girl. Let me know in the comments below if these help you or give you more ideas!
Disclaimer: This article contains references to startups and companies that sell various goods and services. The author is compensated by or features many of these brands and organizations. All opinions expressed are solely those of the author.
Start a blog and monetize
Starting your own business is always a great way to make some extra money. With the right mindset, there are many ways you can start writing online and then investing in the tools to promote your site and gain readers.
Writing a blog is a very accessible career path for anyone who has an internet connection and wants to share their knowledge or experiences. It’s not too complicated unless you don’t take it seriously, which isn’t a good thing!
By adding some simple marketing strategies, you can earn enough to survive and even thrive as a blogger. Plus, you get to work from home, chat with people all day, and achieve success without having to go through any formal education.
Create videos on topics that matter to you
A few years ago, video content was mostly limited to people with big budget productions or very popular YouTubers who made lots of money through advertisements.
Now, anyone can create their own channel and make an income from it! Creating your YouTube channel is free and you do not need fancy filming equipment to start.
What you DO need is a camera to film your videos with and some creative writing skills to talk about them.
There are many ways to earn revenue off your channel including paid services such as Amazon Prime where you get rewarded for advertising or by creating and selling products yourself via sites like Etsy.
This article will go into more detail on how to begin making money online as a girl and tips on different types of videos to create.
Buy products and sell them for a profit
A lot of people make money online by buying low and selling high – this is called commerce or business investing. Websites with large userbases are great ways to start doing this, because you can pick and choose which brands to go into business with, and just by being yourself, you’ll find a way to market and promote your product.
A common way to begin is to buy lots of products (we call these dropships here) and then connect to sellers on sites like Amazon, Ebay, or any other similar platform where you can list your items.
These kinds of businesses have a supplier that sends all the materials and goods they need to run their business free of charge in return for some advertising space on their website to advertise for them. They also give them an easy and cost-free way to ship the products to customers, which helps keep costs down.
Start a website and sell products from it
Starting your own business is an incredible way to make some serious money. And, with the right online business model, there are many ways to do that!
As seen before, starting a blog and offering your services or products through Amazon or another e-commerce site is a great way to go about it.
But what if you’re not very computer savvy? What if you don’t have much experience designing websites or marketing online? Or what if you’re shy sometimes?
There is an easy solution to all of these problems. They’re called affiliate programs.
What are they?
An affiliate program works like this: You pick an item or service that you want to promote (say, Nike shoes), and then you find someone else who can offer that product (an online shoe store, for example). This person is referred to as an affiliate seller.
The seller gives you a special link to their website – they advertise YOU as the source for the product being advertised. When people visit that web page using their browser, it goes directly to the seller’s website.
Start a Pinterest blog and blog consistently
Starting your own business is always a great way to make some money! With the right start, you can eventually run your own company or position yourself as an expert in your field. There are many ways to begin working for yourself, but one of the most popular routes is starting a online business through the use of something called a pin board website.
A pinboard site allows users to create an account, log into their account, and then upload and organize what they refer to as “pins” or advertisements or blogs that they write and put up on the site free of cost.
By creating an advertising space for your personal style or lifestyle, you can get paid for it! Companies pay per click sites to display ads for their products on your pinned advertisement or blog. It is completely free to set up and start earning before you even know anything about running a business!
There are already over 100 million people using pinboard websites around the world, so there is definitely an audience out there for your services! The best part is that once you have the basics down, you can pick and choose which sites offer payment for promoting their product or service.
Overall, this is a very viable option if you are looking to earn extra income. Many people now rely solely on social media for marketing, making it easy to gain more followers and thus revenue.
Join a marketing team
A while back, I read an article about how to make money online as a kid. The writer mentioned that you can start by joining a marketing team or Team Pagal. This is definitely not easy to do unless you are very socialized.
But if you have a knack for writing and marketing yourself, this is totally feasible! You can actually be part of a team that gets paid per word to write promotional material or ads.
I know what you’re thinking…what? That’s insane!
And it is. But it’s also really possible to get into super-paid-mode via this strategy. It just takes some time to find a team that fits you and your skills.
So, here’s my tip – try out different teams until you find one that offers enough reward to invest your energy in them.
Team membership typically costs around $10 -$20 per month depending on the size of the team and the length of memberships. Some people even pay as low as $1 per week which is still hard to come across but worth looking into.
But think of it from a young person’s perspective. As a kid, there was no way you could afford to attend expensive private schools. So why should we expect things to be any different now? 😀
Generalizations are bullshit. There are exceptions to every rule.
Connect on social media
One of the easiest ways to make money online is by creating an account on various social networking sites and then marketing yourself. By offering your services or products via these websites, you get paid for it!
There are lots of great opportunities to earn extra income through social media. You can do it part time, in your spare time, while watching TV or sleeping. It’s totally feasible!
And it doesn’t matter whether you’re very creative or not – there are plenty of easy ways to produce content that people will want to read. Some of the most popular industries have their own dedicated courses and tutorials available free of cost or low-cost.
You could write about fashion, diet tips, DIY projects — whatever sparks your interest! Plus, being familiar with the basics of a field means you can contribute more than just ‘well I don’t know how to sew so I’ll sell my old clothes on eBay.’ You can actually talk about things related to your chosen career field, which may be more impressive.
Think about it – what professional does NOT have an opinion about something? People come across all sorts of information everywhere they go, from different sources. If you could add some value to the mix, you might find yourself with enough money to retire early.
Be honest when talking to your clients
As a business owner, you will need to be very direct with your customers and potential clients. If you’re not sure something is true or false, then assume it isn’t!
By being straightforward about things, your audience will know what to expect from you. They will also trust you more since you have told them directly instead of insinuating things.
This can backfire if someone else has made that claim before but was lying, however hard they tried to convince you. Your loyal followers and fans will eventually find out that you are just trying to make money off them — which most people do not appreciate.