Making money online is a
matter of finding an audience who you can either
advertise to or receive direct payment from.
Either way, you need something interesting or
informative with which to catch and hold your
readers' attention. Your content is everything.
I'll show you how you can make money presenting
and distributing content via podcast or a
newsletter, and how you can connect directly with
your audience as an online tutor.
Getting Paid To Podcast
To create a podcast, you will need a microphone
and some recording software. If you have a
camera, you can also produce video podcasts.
You can download a free recording program from
audacity.sourceforge.net, where you will also
find tutorials on the technical side of
When you have the content and are able to
produce good quality podcasts, you need
listeners. You can find them by submitting your
podcast to directories such as podcastalley.com,
promoting it through a website or blog, or
advertising in forums and newsletters.
The bigger your market, the better. Don't be
afraid of competitive markets, they're big for a
reason--they pay and people are listening!
You will then be able to make money by finding a
sponsor who is willing to pay to reach your
listeners. You could find your own advertisers,
or join a podcasting network such as podtrac.com.
If your content is desirable enough, you can
charge for access to it, through services such as
iTunes (apple.com/itunes). If you are selling
your podcast, however, it is a good idea to
create a free content version too in order to
reach new listeners.
How To Get Paid To Publish Online Newsletters
Even if you prefer the written word to audio
podcasting, you will still need to take care of
some technical details.
The best way to distribute newsletters is
through an autoresponder list service. These can
be set up to automatically deliver pre-written
emails to subscribers at set intervals. Each new
subscriber will receive all of the emails in your
predetermined sequence. That means you can load
up a year's worth of content (or more), and it'll
automatically publish straight to your
subscribers' email boxes without you touching it
A free autoresponder can be downloaded from
responders.com, while a more professional program
can be bought from aweber.com. These programs
will also help with managing your subscriber
list, so you stay spam compliant.
A successful newsletter will be attractive, easy
to read, and compatible with different computers
and internet browsers. You can create beautiful
PDF documents using a free program such as
Also, you do not have to create all your own
content. You can get free stock photos and
articles from sites such as
publicdomainimages.net and ezinearticles.com. You
can also pay for pre-written content from sites
Email newsletters are perfect for marketing your
own products, if you are running an online
business. You can also make money by selling
space to advertisers or even charging for
By using the tools from services such as
aweber.com, you can grow your online newsletter
list to hundreds or even thousands of people.
Get Paid To Teach People All Over the World
If you have knowledge and experience to share
then you can do so in a podcast or newsletter, or
by writing content for a site such as
demandstudios.com, who will pay for articles.
Alternatively, you can become an online tutor
and communicate directly with students through
video chat and email. You could find your own
students by advertising your services on
craigslist.org, or join a company who will pair
you up with suitable learners.
In order to get the best jobs, you may need some
relevant qualifications, such as a degree, proven
experience in a particular field, or a teaching
certificate of some kind.
Websites that recruit online teachers include
universalclass.com, mytutor24.com, and tutor.com.
Wiziq.com has a teacher directory where you can
describe yourself and potential students can find