Last Updated on Apr 15, 2020 by James W

If you are looking to make a little extra money or you want to branch out into a new career, then the internet is full of ways how you can achieve your dream. However, if you are particularly good at using social media, then this can be a wonderful way to use your talent to make some money, and it can be particularly effective if you already have another skill that you want to promote.

Coaching Someone Remotely

Teaching is becoming a much broader experience since the emergence of the internet because it means that you no longer need to sit in a classroom full of students to teach someone. If you have a skill such as a life coach or an accountant, you can use social media to spread your experience to anyone in the world. Not only can you give lectures on Skype, but you can also answer questions on Twitter or Facebook. The connection with social media opens you up to a whole world of people that can pay for your time to help them.

Become a YouTuber

YouTube is a rapidly becoming the site of choice for many people looking for entertainment. It is the place where anyone with an idea and the confidence to film themselves can set up their own channel and get seen. Becoming a successful YouTube star takes time and dedication which means it won’t make you money overnight, but it can eventually pay off, especially if you decide to monetize your channel. Monetizing involves allowing YouTube to place advertisements in your videos. For every person who sees the ad, you will get a small cut of the advertising fee, and while this might not be much (to begin with), as you get more viewers, the money will increase. And it’s not only YouTube where you could promote yourself and your business. For instance, take a look at real estate niche conquering Twitter and getting leads through the platform.

Promote Your Website

You might have an amazing web design for 2018 that you are hoping will draw in the viewers, but without promotion, it might not get far. Although your content and design will help with Google searches, what you need are some clicks through from social media. As soon as your site is live, start sharing your content on your social media sites so that all those potential viewers can see it. You need to have a catchy title for your posts that are enticing but not click bait. You can also share products or services you might be selling or perhaps even a book. 

Sponsoring Products or Services

As well as promoting your own products, you can also get paid to promote others. If you have a big following on social media, companies may want to pay you to promote their goods and services for them. It gets their products in front of as many people as possible, and it helps them being associated with a popular figure or someone with a big web presence.

These are just a few of the ways you can utilize your following on social media to your advantage and earn some money at the same time.

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