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Legit Ways to Make Money Online


How to make money online. The level of unemployment these days has practically reduced the hopes and dreams of its youth. You completed your tertiary education and went for graduation with your relatives having the dream of you being someone great in future (someone who is going to take care of them in their old age).

But all you could see today is you do not have a job and still receive favours from your parents. Most understanding parents would not complain but that should not be your excuse. 

Mostly, the youth with a lot of training try to be creative and start-up something on their own which fetches comfortable income for them. But what about you (the one who is not creative and business-minded).

This article goes to you. Believe me, reading this article would change your life and you would thank me for this one day. Let me not bore you with plenty of talks. Let's set the ball to making money online rolling.



The first legit way is Blogging

In this section, we will discuss what a blog is, niches, how to start your own blog and how to monetize it. So sit up and enjoy the free ride.

Blog is a discussion or informational website published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete, often informal diary-style text entries ("posts"). Posts are typically displayed in reverse chronological order, so that the most recent post appears first, at the top of the web page.

Niches are things that focus on a well-defined area. So in relation to Blogs, Blog Niches focus on specific information that is both useful and interesting for the Audience.

What is involved in Blogging?

  • Setup a blog :

In order to make money by blogging you need to have a blog website. If you don't have a blog website,  then learn how to create your blog website without coding.

Read Also : How To Create or Design A Free Website Or Blog



  • Choose the right niche :

A blog is not a blog without content so once you’ve set your blog up you need to focus your attention upon creating useful content. What you choose to create will depend a little on the topic that you choose to write about.

The key to creating content is to make it as useful as possible. Focus upon creating content that changes people’s lives in some way will be the type of content that people will value the most and it will help people to feel like they know, like and trust you – which is really important if you later want to make money from your blog.


  • Keyword Planning :

Don’t waste your time blogging on stuff that is not worth writing on. Keyword Research helps you know which terms people are searching for and their competition. Use Google Keyword Planner for your keyword research.


  • Traffic :

As a blogger, you need to have a large audience. So how can you gradually get the audience to visit your blog every day. Try the methods below and you will get more visitors.

  • Write irresistible headlines
  • Use Long-Tail Keywords when you do Keyword Planning
  • Get Social. Share your blog contents on social media like Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Google+ Communities etc. to promote them. 
  • Email Marketing
  • Use More Internal Links. Link blog posts to blog posts to another blog post. 
  • Start Guest Blogging
  • Invite others to Guest Blog on your site 
  • Make sure your website is responsive
  • Focus on SEO
  • Examine your Analytics Data using Google Analytics



How do you make money by Blogging?

  • Advertising Income

You can join Google Adsense to start making a few bucks. As your website grows, you’ll find advertisers willing to pay to get exposure to your audience. While you need decent traffic to do a direct deal with advertisers there are ad networks (like Google AdSense) that act as a middleman and enable smaller publishers to run ads on their blogs.


To put it most simply – affiliate income is when you link to a product that is for sale on another site (take Amazon for example) and if someone follows your link and ends up buying that product you earn a commission on that sale.

There’s more to it than that but this is another great place to start with monetising your blog as affiliate programs are easy to sign up for and if you have an engaged audience you will find they follow the recommendations that you make on products.

Read Also: How To Make Money Online With Affiliate Marketing


  • Services

A common way that many bloggers make money is through offering services to their readers. These might be anything from coaching and consulting, to writing or copywriting, to design, training or other freelance services.




  • Selling Local Ad Spaces

Most bloggers sell their ad spaces to other businesses in ghana in other to reach their audience and make sales.


The 2nd Legit Way is through Affiliate Marketing

One would ask how does affiliate marketing/networking work? How do I make money online with Affiliate Marketing? In a simple man's term, I will say "affiliate marketing is an Internet-based system where you (as an affiliate) get paid for referring sales or customers to another business". 

It’s a bit like how a real estate agent doesn’t own the houses they sell; instead, they promote houses on behalf of their clients and earn a cut of the sale price of any properties sold.



So instead of you own products, you promote other people's products online and when someone makes a purchase you receive a commission for showing the person the product easily.

In affiliate marketing, we have the merchant, the affiliate and the buyer. From what i said above, the merchant is the person or company that creates and owns the product. Now it’s up to the merchant to work their magic and get that person to buy.

If the person does decide to purchase, then the affiliate that sent them to the site earns a commission, which is a percentage of the product’s sale price. Easy, right? 

Further Reading: How to make money online with Affiliate Marketing


The Third Legit Way is Cryptocurrencies

The popular Cryptocurrency is the world is Bitcoin. For those who don't what Bitcoin is. Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency and worldwide payment system. It is the first decentralized digital currency, as the system works without a central repository or single administrator.

Bitcoin is the fast-growing monetary system in the world. 1 BTC is currently equivalent to $16,000 upwards. Trust me, I witnessed the time when 1 BTC was equivalent to $3,000 which was just the last 2 months. I will be happy if you track its growth from today onwards and I always hope you won't feel any regret because you failed to invest in it.

There are alternative cryptos like Ethereum, Dogecoin, Cardano etc.



How to invest in Cryptos

  • Visit
  • Create a wallet by Clicking on "Get A Free Wallet"
  • Set up your account using your valid email address and a strong password
  • A Wallet Address will be generated for you
  • You can download their mobile app onto your phone for easy access after you have created your account




The Fourth Legit Way is YouTube

In this section, I will tell you why Youtube Channels always upload new videos to Youtube. I bet you didn't know they are making money out of them.

While you are busy watching them, they are making millions. If you have the ability to stay on camera and make relevant videos, I will urge you to create a youtube channel today and start making money as your channel grows with a huge audience.

You can choose the right niche for your channel and start making your videos. Whether it is a tutorial channel, music channel, comedy channel etc. You can also make a channel for your blog as well. Use that to generate traffic to your blog.



How do I create my YouTube Channel?

  1.  First of all, get a Gmail Account from Google
  2. Visit and click " sign-in " in the top-right corner of the page
  3. Then log in using the Google Account you’d like your channel to be associated with
  4. In the top-right corner of the screen, click on your Profile Icon and then the ‘Settings’ cog icon.
  5. Under your settings, you’ll see the option to “Create a channel”, click on this link
  6. Next, you’ll have the option to create a personal channel or create a channel using a business or other name. For this example, we’ll choose the business option
  7. Now, it’s time to name your channel and select a category.


I am done creating my channel. How do I start making money with Youtube?

  1. Go to your YouTube dashboard by clicking on your YouTube account icon and Creator Studio.
  2. From your Creator Studio dashboard, go to the Monetisation page under Channel Menu on your left sidebar (Channel > Monetisation)
  3. Under the “Guidelines and Information” section, you will see information about FAQ – “How will I be paid?”.
  4. Click on the AdSense Association page and follow the next step that directs you to AdSense and YouTube association page.
  5. Sign in with the Google Account that has AdSense enabled and the one that you want to associate with your channel.
  6. Once you have logged in, click to Accept the association on the page.
  7. You will now be redirected to your YouTube account and soon receive messages and notifications to enable monetizations for your videos.



I hope this article was really helpful. There is no 100% assurance that this will help you because these ways need lots of determination and discipline. Good luck to you all and have a nice day.

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