Last Updated on Mar 11, 2020 by James W

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If you’re unemployed at the moment and reading this article, the chances are you spend a decent chunk of your day sat in front of a computer browsing the internet, right? Well, in that case, you’re probably not making the most of this time, as there are lots of opportunities around at the moment for earning a living online. The only trouble is, those who currently do this generally stay tight lipped, as they really don’t want too many others getting involved in case their own workload diminishes. Luckily for you, I’m not that tight, and so today I’m going to spend some time highlighting four of the most lucrative and reliable endeavors around at the moment that might interest you. There’s no need to thank me. Just do me a favor and ensure you start working on at least one of them immediately. Then I’ll know it was worth going to the trouble of writing this piece.

1. Blogging / Freelance Writing

If you have skills or official qualifications in English, becoming a freelance writer or blogger and finding work online could be the ideal solution to all your financial problems. You don’t even have to have the best imagination, as the companies you work for will assign the articles, and all you’ll need to do is a little bit of waffling. If this sounds appealing, you should consider doing some reading into SEO, as this is by far the largest market where you can find work.

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2. Affiliate Marketing

While this is nowhere near as lucrative as it once was, many people around the world do still make a lot of money from affiliate marketing, and so, with the right approach, there’s no reason why you can’t do the same. You’ll obviously need to build a good website, but that’s simple these days with WordPress templates and the like. After that’s done, you just need to make yourself rank highly enough on Google and other search engines for certain keywords, as this will provide you with the level of traffic you need.

3. Ecommerce

Perhaps you’d like to set up a proper business and actually sell products online yourself? We’ll this is also easy nowadays, and all you really have to think about is finding a reputable firm that provides ecommerce solutions in Perth, Prague, Birmingham or whatever city in which you might reside. So long as you can get hold of the products cheap enough to ensure your prices remain competitive, you should only need a little bit of online advertising to get things off the ground.

4. Internet Marketing

Thousands of new businesses launch their websites every year, and most of them employ talented online marketing experts to help them get more traffic, and get more conversions. With that in mind, you could use your skills to win contracts from these firms. At the end of the day, so long as you know how to use Google Adwords, and you also understand link building, you can’t go wrong. Just make sure you stay motivated, as deadlines will need to be set.

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After reading through this post, you should now understand exactly what you need to do to make lots of money online this year.

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