How to make money online

Author: Kenneth ([email protected])

Published: Tuesday March 16, 2021

Earning money has typically been associated with and restricted to the traditional ‘offline’ route of a 9 to 6 job. With the Internet taking over a large part of our lives, more people are looking to ways to earn money online to increase their financial inflows, with secondary income streams. Here are 5 ways you can earn money online.


Freelancing has always been a popular way to earn money online and the Internet has several options. Sites live Fiverr and Upwork are there for you to advertise your skills. You can do many different gigs including, but not limited to, singing, data entry, writing for blogs, and etc.

Start An E-commerce Website

If you are not into providing online solutions or tools to clients, then setting an e-commerce site might be your best kick. Setting up a virtual shop nowadays is easy thanks to a myriad of tools such as Shopify that makes it easier to create a shop in less than three days. 

Start A Blog

A huge number of Singaporeans are making money online from their blogs. The challenge with a blog is starting, but once you start drawing more traffic, then advertisers will stream to your site. From advertising their content, you’ll enjoy huge commissions and bonuses. Some local networks also negotiate with site owners to market their ads at a price. These include Google Ads, Nuffnang, and Gushcloud.

Affiliate Marketing

If you can create a website, you could opt for affiliate marketing by allowing companies to insert web links on to your site. This is like a symbiotic partnership. When visitors to your site buy products or services by clicking on such links, you earn out from it. Or you could send email campaigns for advertisers.

Be A YouTuber

If you are not comfortable in penning down your thoughts through blogs and content writing, make use of your camera to create a video presentation. Create your YouTube channel, upload videos and start monetising them. Choose a category or subject that you want to make videos on and get started, but make sure it’s a topic that will interest a lot of people. Everything from cooking shows to political debates can find many takers on YouTube.