There are so many ways of making money online in 2016 just like the previous few years thanks to social media buzz. Technological advances have enabled people adapt to the new ways of doing things. Through social media platforms users worldwide have been empowered to make thousands if not millions of dollars that is spent daily on the internet. Today technology has enabled us to work from the comfort of our homes and make a living doing a few things here and there on the web. In this topic I am going to go over 4 ways to make money online in 2016. There are a number of reasons that will prompt one to look for this kind of jobs. One of the most common reasons most people give is that they want to achieve financial freedom. Side hustle, live a better life and travel the world are some of other reasons that people give. The most important thing perhaps to note is that indeed it is very true you can achieve all this while working at the comfort of your homes and for a limited period of time. I will recommend affiliate marketing, writing, blogging and social media managers.

  1. Affiliate Marketing

The first method of making money in 2016 is affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing has proven to be the most effective way of making money online for quite some time now. The internet has disrupted the way business used to be conducted in the past and nowadays you can subscribe to companies offering affiliate marketing programs and make a commission from every sale of product you promote through your unique URL provided to you once you register. The good thing about affiliate marketing is that you can make lucrative income from joining more than one affiliate marketing programs. You do not require any special skills to become an affiliate marketer. In fact, some affiliate marketing sites will teach you how their business model works as well as offering guidance and tips on how to grow as an online marketer. The most important requirement that you will always use is marketing and to understand marketing you need to learn social media marketing so as to effectively maximize the income you can possibly earn. With affiliate marketing there is no limit of how much you can make, the income one makes depends on their efforts. Affiliate marketing also earns you residual income which is income that will always come and increase over a longer period of time.

  1. Writing

Writing is the easiest way of making money online. There are tons of jobs online that involve writing where people are paid to write books, articles, blog posts, Journals, academic research papers, business documents, resumes and the list goes on and on. There are a number of writers who make around $8,000 bucks a month comfortably from writing content to people while working at the comfort of their living rooms. Nowadays, there are enough resources to conduct a good research and come up with great content. Information is pretty easy to look for in this time and age which has enhanced opportunities for people who have writing skills. The good thing about writing is that you can begin to learn and quickly become a master and start making a living as a writer.

  1. Blogging

Blogging is a fun way of making money online perhaps not the fasted as compared to writing but most effective. Blogging involves choosing a target market which could be photography, film, fashion, traveling or business. The Purpose of the blog is to publish informative and consistent content that adds value to the subscribers.  As soon as the blog begins to publish quality and well researched content traffic will increase and advertisers will pay you to place their advertisements on your site. Blogging has many ways of making income as one could promote related products to the theme of the blog as an affiliate marketer, a blogger can choose to promote his/her own products on the site and generate income. Blogging also helps educate people out there about a particular topic.

  1. Social Media Manager

Multinational companies have realized the importance of social media marketing and have since decided to hire social media personalities who understand dynamics of social media to manage their brands through interacting with their followers on social media platforms. There are plenty of social media jobs online today than ever before. Social media managers update their followers on the current activities that the brand is undertaking, future products, solve disputes, listening to the market and above all marketing themselves to the users of these social platforms which is pretty much everyone nowadays. Social managers are just like marketers who promote a particular brand to the public. These marketers therefore need to understand how to use a variety of skills in order to make the marketing campaign successful in social media platforms. I have indicated in my eBook “Social media workflow” how to master the basics and become a pro.

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