Best Ways to Make Money Online as a Beginner (2021)

You may have clicked on this blog article because you’ve decided that “yes I want to start making money online”. Well, you’re in luck because in the article we’re going to be talking about the best way to make money online even if you’re a broke beginner.

These methods are working today and they will be working in the future and I guarantee it’ll be working.

If that interests you stay tuned. You may be watching this and thinking well who is this chick and why should I be listening to her? Well, let me just break it down really quick. I’ve actually built several online businesses back in the day, I’ve built a six-figure online Amazon store, I’ve built a six-figure affiliate marketing business, I also mine cryptocurrencies and trade forex. 

One of the things I love doing is helping people create passive income online and being able to receive checks while they sleep.

How to Make Money Online as a Beginner

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There are several ways to make money online and there are several ways to get started no matter what your budget is, whether it’s zero or whether you have a small budget.

The reality is I believe that this blog post you’re reading is a complete guide of exactly what I would do if I was starting from zero and if I had no money in my bank account so be sure to keep on reading.

The reality of making money online is you have two options. The first option is you have to get a job and I’m not talking about a regular 9 to 5 job. I’m talking about a side hustle or remote work that you can get online.

I’m going to be going over some excellent options for you. There are options out there for everybody.

The second thing you can do, it takes longer to build but the rewards are so profitable and there’s no limit on your salary and the amount of money that you can make.

There’s no cap as opposed to an online remote job, where you do have a salary cap because it is a job.

In this blog post, I’m going to be breaking down the side hustles or online/remote jobs and how to build an online business.

As I mentioned if you’re in a rush to make money and you just want to get that first buck and see your first dollars in your bank account, definitely start with the side hustle option if that is what you need.

The first side hustle I’m going to talk about is something you can do called online consulting or giving advice online. How does it work? Let’s check it out.

Job number one is Clarity. Now, this is a website where you are a business person or have some type of expertise may be in marketing or whatever it is, some type of skill, you can join this website and become an expert or simply an adviser.

People will hire you to go over their business ideas and how you can help them map out what the direction of their business is going to be helping them, with growing their social media and getting more leads and clients to whatever offer they have.

I like this website because you can set your rate. The more experience you have the more you can make. Let’s say you’re charging a dollar sixty-seven per minute, that’s a lot of freaking money, that’s over $60 per hour.

Maybe you won’t be able to charge that much at first but if you’re just charging 50 cents that is still pretty damn good.

Check out Clarity to learn more. The other cool thing about clarity event is that you can work from home, you can work from anywhere you want in the world because all you need is a solid internet connection and a cell phone or a telephone or a landline, whatever you want to use to make that call.

This type of consulting is always in high demand hance, check out clarity if you think you could do that.

The second thing you could do is build up a niche-specific Instagram page. This is very cool because it could be in any industry, field, or market that you want to start an Instagram page with.

The cool thing is you don’t have to show your face and you don’t have to get on Instagram stories.

You can do all this using free stock footage or all stock video. Let me give you an example, if you have an Instagram profile on woodworking you can build up that audience on Instagram and post meaningful posts and tips on how to do woodworking projects.

You can easily grab stock footage from places where you can get free stock footage like pixels or Tumblr or something like that and just grow the page.

Later the idea is you can monetize the Instagram page with affiliate marketing or creating an offer yourself. Whatever it is and you can have the link in the bio and people can buy the product that you’re offering.

Let me give you an example of a woodworking project. If you go to Clickbank, there are several woodworking products. Choose one of the products and remote it as an affiliate.

If you match affiliate marketing with an Instagram page that’s a great way to make a lot of money. It takes time to build up a good Instagram page, but that is a great asset to have.

The most powerful thing you can do online is to create an audience in a specific niche.

The other thing you can do that is very profitable and I know a lot of people that are doing this, is teaching English online and chances are if you understand me and are reading this article, you are probably qualified.

Don’t underestimate this because I’ve met many people across the world who teach English full-time online. I have also seen some people build a YouTube channel with millions of subscribers and the cool thing is they are just creating small and simple videos teaching English.

Two great websites where you can do it are Qkid and Cambly. With Qkid you do need a college degree, but you will make more money, closer to 20 bucks an hour.


With Cambly you make less, closer to 10 to 12 dollars an hour but, you don’t need a college degree and you don’t have to worry about writing grammar lessons and such stuff. This is English that you teach online where it’s just conversational.

You can have a video chat with this person from the comfort of your bed. It’s that relaxed and it’s flexible and part-time and you can set your hours. Check out those two websites if teaching English online interests you.

The next thing I wanted to talk about is, a remote job this is an excellent option for very many reasons but, one of the main reasons is because the job is remote, it’s portable, you can work

from anywhere and also the great thing is these jobs allow the flexibility to not only work a job that you actually like but also you have time to build your online business on the side. We’ll talk more about that later.

Here are some great options if you’re looking to get a remote job online.

The first website that I love and that most people have recommended to me who are actually using the website is jobspresso.


This one is very cool because the staff at jobspresso, like to upload different postings and different jobs every single day and it’s free to post your resume. There’s a lot of different fields and industries to choose from and they’re highly rated and recommended 

The other one you can check out is themuse. I believe and the cool thing about Themuse is that they are trying to match you with a profession or a job that you are passionate about and that you’d give a damn about it.

It’s not just like any old job that you’re going to want to work. They care about what you like. They’ll give you training and provide you with different ways that you can get prepared to get your dream job working for them.

Then another thing you can do online is if you are blessed with bilingual and you could speak several languages, a cool website you can check out to be a transcriptionist and translator is Gengo where you can start looking up transcriptionist jobs right away.

Another job is if you are a freelancer and if you do live in Latin America you can check out a website called Workana and this is great if you speak Spanish because this website is geared toward helping Latino freelancers.

There’s all kinds of stuff you do: graphic design, programming, administrative jobs, etc. Check out Workana if you’re living in one of the Latin American countries. You have a huge advantage because there’s much less worldwide competition on that website. 

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The next website I like to recommend is f6s. This is the website where there’s a lot of startup companies looking to hire people from all over the world. This isn’t just limited to the United States or Canada. They are definitely hiring worldwide.

If you check out their website and you check out all the different startups that are offering different positions in different industries and fields, it’s very cool.

You can just type in remote and filter that out and you will find a lot of remote jobs that are available for you to apply and that you can submit your resume.

Another cool thing about F6S is, let’s say you want to test out the visional nomad lifestyle and you want to go somewhere for six months, this is a great website because they have temporary jobs.

If you’re looking for, let’s say a six-month job and you want to go live in another country that’s very doable because this website offers different job positions that are short-term.

Alright, now we’ve arrived at the part where we talk about building your online business which in my opinion is the best way to go. As I mentioned, if you need to work and build your business on the side, do it. This is exactly how I would do it if I was starting from scratch.

Think about building an online business as you’re building a funnel. Now you may be thinking what the heck is the funnel? It’s a four-step process that everyone that has an online business has.

Everybody has traffic, everybody has a lead magnet or a freebie to give away, everyone has email marketing or a follow-up series that they do and everyone has a product that they are selling.

Most likely ninety percent of the time there is a digital product that they sell, that is involved in the whole sales funnel process.

Let’s break this down step by step if you have no clue what I’m talking about.

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Let’s start with the first one which is traffic. Traffic is something that you’re going to need to start generating right away to your sales funnel. Traffic is the people who will see your sales funnel or your website. This traffic is very important because it will generate leads and sales to your business. 

You need to decide what is the best option for you to generate traffic. YouTube is an option, Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, Tik-Tok, LinkedIn, Quora, or any social media platform and anywhere online where people are actively going and looking for things.

This is all organic traffic. What I’m referring to is building an audience and posting content but, there’s also stuff called paid content where you have for example Facebook Ads, Google ads, YouTube ads, Bing ads and you can do this thing called solo ads where you pay someone to send out your offer to their email.

There are a lot of options when it comes down to traffic but, my advice to you is to pick one, focus on one and dominate that source of traffic that you’re trying to build first.

By the way, if you are interested in knowing how I’ve built this wildly profitable online business using affiliate marketing and how you can do it. Then check out my free affiliate marketing ebook that will guide you on how you can build an affiliate marketing business from scratch as a beginner.

The second piece of the funnel is called the lead magnet. What is it that you’re going to give away for free? Is it an e-book, a checklist, free training, or a free mini-course?

Maybe you’re a video design and you have something like video photo templates that you can give away to people in return for a name and an email address?

I guarantee there’s something that you can give away for free.

In level 3 of the funnel, we are talking about a follow-up series. What does this mean? This means email marketing because they say that the fortune is in the follow-up. 

Once you build your list, that list is yours, you don’t have to worry about it going away and disappearing because it is something you own. A powerful email list is your warmest source of traffic because, those are people that are trusting you to opt-in and grab your freebie.

You’ll be having an automated message series sending to your email subscribers. You will be sending them valuable emails and offers.

You don’t need a big email list either to make good money. If you have an email list of two to three hundred people and it’s very niche-specific, you can make a good amount of money. This brings me to the very bottom of our sales funnel.

The final piece of the sales funnel is offer/ sales. What are you going to sell? There’s a lot of things that you can sell and offer to your email list, to leads that are interested in your profile on social media.

Are you going to sell your one-on-one coaching services or maybe it’s a group coaching program? Maybe you’re an online fitness coach and you have an online membership site of nutrition packets and exercises that people can learn and do to lose weight.

And absolutely how can I forget to create a course. I strongly suggest creating a course. Why? Because if you make a sale on that course, that is not only 100 percent profit for you but, that is passive income. This is because you build the course once and that is it. But, you can keep improving on it.

create a course

You build it one time and you can start selling that like hotcakes.

Don’t tell me that there’s nothing you can teach about. I mean if there are courses out there on how to do gymnastics. The US Olympian Simone Biles has a course on how to do gymnastics.

There are courses out there on astronaut training, on how to learn faster, on how to cook, on how to be a singer, etc. I have my friend who teaches people how to move from the USA and go live in Portugal and the course sells like crazy. There are all kinds of courses out there.

Find something you know and it is valuable and I guarantee that people will pay to have that knowledge.

This business model isn’t completely free. You’re eventually going to have to pay for business tools like having an email marketing platform to collect your leads and to host your course and other stuff.

There are very affordable options out there and you could easily run a business from anywhere from $50 a month to $200 a month.

The most affordable option is Builderall. Builderall is a complete online business platform and digital marketing system. It provides all the tools you will need to launch and run a successful business, ensuring you don’t need to spend time and money sourcing and purchasing numerous stand-alone products.


To put in simple words Builderall will help you create the sales funnel that we have talked about.

I mean the concept of being able to run a business for that cheap is amazing and if you can’t afford that in your budget right now, that’s okay, that’s why at the beginning of this article I give you a ton of options of jobs that you can do while building your online business.

Keep grinding on this online business. Go through this model the traffic, the lead magnet, the follow-up process, and the product and you will have an online business in no time.

I hope this was super helpful for you. If you got any value at all please share.

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