Question: How can I make money independently online?

Become an entrepreneur. And in this case a freelancer, which is basically the same, except freelancers mostly are a sole proprietorship, whereas an entrepreneur could be both, a sole proprietorship or company with employees.

Definition entrepreneur : An entrepreneur is an individual who creates a new business, bearing most of the risks and enjoying most of the rewards. source: Investopedia

Definition freelancer: Self-employed and hired to work for different companies on particular assignments. Source: Oxford Languages

With that in mind, there are a ton of options that you have. I suggest your first step is to analyze what skills you have, and whether you want to learn new skills or stick to what you know. Keep in mind that learning new skills takes time. If you do not want to waste much time, stick to what you know. Brainstorm and write down everything you know in a few words. For inspiration you could also go to Fiverr and see what other people are doing. But I suggest you stick to something that you know, it’s easier.

After you finish brainstorming, you have to find out whether or not there is a demand. If yes, it might be something that you could do. If not, try something different, otherwise you might be wasting your time.

Here are a few things that you could do with skills that you already have:

Teach your skills, think about teaching a language, or creating a course on Skillshare or Udemy. You will get paid per hour or per minute of watched video courses.

Become a freelancer in your particular field, this could be anything, from design to professional surfing (think about consulting). See Fiverr for ideas. You could set your own prices, mostly prices are calculated per project or per hour.

Start a Blog or YouTube Channel and talk about your skills. You earn money from ad revenue or affiliate links.

These are just a few things you could do independently, but believe me when I say it’s more realistic than most of the videos you find on YouTube. There is no magic app or formula that will easily make your 100s if not 1000s of dollars per day…

Earning money, especially independently, will take hard work, perseverance and commitment.

Good Luck.
Ron.

I’m a writer and founder of the blog: The Liberty Ondemand, where I write more related content like this.

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Ron Hoekstra

Ron Hoekstra

I am a online entrepreneur, with the focus on helping others succeed, and grow their businesses.