You can make money online right here in Ghana, and many young people here make money on the internet in different ways. I’ve earned some passive income on this blog, Labone Express, and I still do. My earnings came from three sources: knowledge that I shared, skills I developed from building and running this website, and from advertisement.
Indeed, my earnings came from consulting, building WordPress websites and blogs for other people and from Google Adsense. I can tell you it works, because I’ve experienced it. You can start putting your idea to work today and begin earning money online just like others do all the time.
Here are some of the most common ways in which lots of people from Ghana could earn money online.
1. Start A Blog
If there’s a subject or activity you’re serious about, you can start making money online by writing about that subject or activity. Start a blog because blogging is one of the easiest and most sustainable income sources. What makes you excited? Is it a particular sport, a game, or some kind of automobile? Is it fashion or fitness? Write a blog.
You can start a blog related to a particular profession or trade. Celebrity and entertainment, and sports bloggers are the most common in Ghana. The opportunities for blogging are endless.
Another way to start a blog is to identify a niche, a segment with a unique need and start producing targeted content or writing for your chosen niche. Blogging requires very good writing ability, and as long as you keep your blog attractive with the right audience in the right niche, success will follow your hard work.
The video sharing site YouTube is another platform where young people, in fact, anyone can earn money online. With YouTube, you create a channel and like blogging, you choose a subject that you love and a viable niche. Your channel must attain a certain minimum subscribers or a set minimum hours of view over a given period to qualify to monetize your channel and content.
3. Sell Your Own Stuff
Selling stuff is one of the fastest ways to make money online. If you have some items that people want, or you produce some good stuff that people love, you should to enter the e-commerce space. You could sell on your own e-commerce site or other existing e-commerce sites.
If you choose to sell your products on your own website, you’ll need to come up with a very attractive name and branding. Then you’ll have to get a few technical configuration and requirements set. You’ll have to get a domain name registered and a web-hosting account, and you’ll need a merchant account for accepting payments.
4. Use Existing Websites
You could use other websites for making money instead of setting up your own. For example you could post your products on social media sites like Facebook. You may otherwise opt for ebay or another e-commerce site. The existing website option frees you from the technical hustle of keeping the site up and running so you can devote time to producing your stuff.
5. Freelance Writing
Freelance Writing is a great way to earn money online if you have writing skills and creative talent. Many online magazines pay for great and creative content, so it’s possible you could get paid to create online content.
6. Google AdSense
A whole lot of ads you see when you visit any website, including Labone Express are Google ads. AdSense is an online advertising programme from Google. When your website starts to get a steady and decent traffic, you should sign up to AdSense. You don’t need very huge traffic numbers to qualify for AdSense.
Google AdSense is easy to get set up. You’ll need a Google account and signup is free. Once signup is complete, Google will give you a unique code that you will paste onto your website. AdSense does not require maintenance. However there are programme policies to comply with.
7. Sponsored Posts
When your website has a large audience or a large social media following, another way you can make money is by pursuing sponsored posts and ads. Basically, companies, often, are willing to pay bloggers and social media influencers to promote their products and services Similarly, campaigners for a cause are willing to pay bloggers to promote and propagate their message and promote their cause.
Consulting is another way to make money online. Your expert knowledge which you express through your content can earn you a consulting gig. You may find people willing to pay you to offer expert advice for their personal or business enterprises. You could be surprised at the types of expertise people will pay you for.
Making money online requires lots of hardwork and patience if you’re going it alone. It also requires that you work strategically. Start now and learn along the way. Learn from your mistakes and consistently offer good quality to your target audience and advertisers. Good luck and enjoy!