If you want to make money online then learning how to do it first is really sensible. There are many people that will go into online work without really knowing what is involved and this can be a mistake. It can mean that they start doing unsuitable work that they do not really enjoy and do not get paid much for when they could be doing something they were much better suited to and got paid a lot more for.
Therefore before you start doing any sort of online work it is wise to do a lot of research about the different types of work that there are available. You want to know what the range is, what they pay and how much work there is in each area so that you can be sure that you sign up to work that you will enjoy, be able to do and will pay you well enough. You will have to decide whether you want to be challenged or if you would rather do something that you find easy. This will vary depending on whether you prefer easy things or not. Also if you are at home with children or adults to care for, you might prefer something easier so that you can concentrate on them as well as the work.
To find out about the work, it is a good idea to take a look at websites of those that earn money online. There are actually quite a few of these, where people will share details of what they do to earn money online. This will not only allow you to get an idea of what sorts of things that you can do, but you will also get to know which sites are genuine and will pay you, if you do decide to work for them. Look at a selection of different websites as different people will prefer different sites over others. This will allow you to get a good idea of everything that is available. You may find that there is also information on money making forums, message boards and perhaps even social media groups. There are plenty of places that you can look in order to find out more.
Once you have an idea of the range of work, you can start thinking about what sorts of jobs will suit you. Consider what skills you have, what you think you will enjoy and what you have the time to do. Also consider how much the jobs pay and what you would like to spend your time doing. You might be happy to take on lower paid work because you think that the jobs that are lower paid will be more fun, for example. It all depends on where your priorities lie with regards to earning money. You may just need to take on the highest paid work or you might be able to take on something which pays less but suits your lifestyle better with regards to how flexible it is.