Transfer a Free Blog to WordPress.org (Self-Hosted) in 6 Steps

Do you want to move your blog from WordPress.com to WordPress.org? Many beginners often start with WordPress.com soon realize its limitations and want to switch to the self-hosted WordPress.org platform. In this step by step guide, we will show you how to properly move your blog from WordPress.com to WordPress.org.


Moving from WordPress.com to WordPress.org

Why Move from WordPress.com to WordPress.org

WordPress.com allows anyone to start a blog by creating an account. However, beginners soon realize that there are a lot of limitations on their free WordPress.com blog like limited ability to monetize, can’t install plugins, third-party ads on your users, etc.

This is why users soon switch to the more powerful and popular self-hosted WordPress.org platform.

We recommend using WordPress.org, because it gives you complete ownership of your website and freedom to control all its features. 

That being said let’s take a look at how to properly migrate your blog from WordPress.com to WordPress.org.

Things You Need Before You Start

To start with self-hosted WordPress.org, you’ll need a WordPress hosting account and a domain name.

We recommend using Bluehost because they are one of the largest hosting companies in the world, and they an officially recommended WordPress hosting provider.

They are also offering WPBeginner users a free domain name and 60% discount on web hosting. Basically, you can get started for $2.75 / month (and this also includes free SSL).

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If your WordPress site already has a custom domain name, then you will still need web hosting. Go ahead and signup with Bluehost and under the domain step, add your blog domain. We will show you how to keep the same domain while transferring from WordPress.com to WordPress.org without losing search rankings in the later steps.

Aside from the hosting account, you will of course need access to your WordPress.com account, so you can easily move all of your posts, pages, images, comments, and other data over to your self-hosted WordPress site.

Step 1: Exporting Data from WordPress.com

First you need to sign in to your WordPress.com account and go to your blog’s dashboard. From the left column, you will need to click on the WP Admin link to open your blog’s admin area.

Getting to admin area in WordPress.com

Next, you need to visit the Tools » Export page.

Export tool

Clicking on the Export tool will take you to a new page where you will be asked to choose between Free or Guided Transfer. You need to choose the free option by clicking on the ‘Start Export’ button.

Start export

On the next screen, you will be asked which data you want to export. Select “All Content” and press the Download Export File button.

Select all content to export

The exporter will now download an XML file in your computer. This file will have all of your posts, pages, images, comments, custom fields, categories, tags, navigation menus, and other information.

Step 2: Setting up WordPress

Now that you have exported your WordPress.com data, the next step is to set up a fresh WordPress install on your web hosting.

WordPress is very easy to install, and it only takes a few clicks. If you signed up with Bluehost like we mentioned above, then WordPress will be automatically installed for you.

Once you have installed WordPress, it is time to import your content into your new self-hosted WordPress website.

Step 3: Importing Content into Self Hosted WordPress Site

To import your old content from WordPress.com to your new WordPress.org site, you will need to login to your freshly installed WordPress website’s admin area. From here you need to visit the Tools » Import page and click on the ‘Install Now’ button below WordPress.

Install WordPress importer

WordPress will now install the WordPress importer for you. Once it’s done, you need to click on the ‘Run importer’ link to continue.

Run importer

It will take you to a screen where you will be asked to upload your WordPress.com XML file that you downloaded in step 1 of this tutorial.

Upload import file

Note: if your file size is larger than 2MB, then you have two options. One is to ask your web hosting company to increase that limit temporarily, so you can get on with the process. The other option would be to split your file by using a WXR file splitter.

When you start importing, you will have the option of assigning imported content to a current user or create a new user. You’ll also have the option of importing your old attachments. It is very important that you check this box, so your image files are imported properly.

Import options

Step 4: Importing Your Blogroll Links

If you had been using the Links feature on your WordPress.com blog to store blogroll or other links, then you need to follow these instructions to import them. Users who were not using this feature can skip to Step 5.

Blogroll links are exported in OPML format. It is an XML format which allows you to export and import your links and link categories. Your WordPress.com links have an OPML file located at an address like this:

http://example.wordpress.com/wp-links-opml.php

Replace example with your WordPress.com blog’s subdomain. If you are using a custom domain with your WordPress.com blog, then your OPML file can be accessed by visiting a URL like this:

http://www.example.com/wp-links-opml.php

Your OPML file will open in your browser window, and you need to save it to your desktop. Press CTRL+S (Command+S on Mac) to save the file on your computer.

Now that you have a backup of your WordPress.com links, the next step is to import them into WordPress. However, self hosted WordPress does not have a link manager enabled by default.

You will need to install and activate the Link Manager plugin. The plugin’s page says that it hasn’t been updated in last two years. That’s because it didn’t need updating, and you can confidently install this plugin.

Upon activation, the plugin will add a new menu item in your WordPress admin bar labeled ‘Links’.

Links manager in WordPress

Your WordPress site is now capable of managing blogrolls, and you can safely import them. Visit Tools » Import and click on Blogroll to install the OPML importer.

Blogroll Importer

Upon installation, you will be redirected to the importer. Where you need to upload the OPML file you saved earlier and click on import OPML file button.

Importing an OPML file in WordPress

WordPress will now import your links and link categories from the OPML file. You will be able to see the progress and on completion you will see the success message.

Successful completion of blogroll link import

Step 5: Setting your WordPress.com blog to private

Now if you don’t want to redirect your old users to your new site, then this will be your final step.

You need to go to the Settings » Reading page on your WordPress.com blog’s admin area. Under the ‘Site Visibility’ section, select the last option “I would like my blog to be private, visible only to users I choose”.

Making a WordPress.com Blog Private

Attention: If you have been writing for some time, and you have a loyal audience, then it does not make sense to leave them hanging.

Furthermore, if your blog has been out there for a while, then chances are that it is indexed in Google and other search engines. You can keep all the search engine rankings and easily redirect your old users to your new blog by following Step 6 (highly recommended if your site is established).

Step 6: Redirecting Visitors and Preserving SEO

Redirecting users to new location with the 301 header is a standard solution to keep search rankings while moving a site from one location to another. Since you don’t have access to .htaccess on WordPress.com, you cannot make any changes by yourself to retain search engine rankings. However, WordPress.com offers a paid upgrade feature called, Site Redirect, which provides this functionality.

Simply go to WordPress.com blog’s dashboard and click on the Settings menu item. Under the ‘Site Address’ option, click on the ‘redirect’ link.

Site redirect link

On the next screen, you will be asked to provide the domain name where you want visitors to be redirected. Enter your new WordPress.org site’s domain name and click on the go button.

Note: Site redirect is a paid upgrade and costs $13 per year. It will add a 301 redirect which redirects your WordPress.com blog’s visitors and search engines to your new site.

Purchase site redirect from WordPress.com to WordPress.org

Some of you will ask how long should I keep paying for this Offsite redirect feature? The answer is for as long as you want to. However, we personally think that 2 years would be enough time for your old users to memorize your new domain name.

If you are changing domains, then another thing you want to do is update all in-post URLs. If you ever inter-linked your posts, then those links have to be updated. 

If you had a custom domain on WordPress.com, then you don’t have to worry about anything. Simply change the DNS record to your host, and you will retain all the SEO benefits.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We wrote the first version of this article in January 2013. Since then we’ve received tons of great questions. A lot of which we’ve answered via email or in comments, so we thought it would be nice to compile the popular ones at one place where everyone can see them.

What happens with my WordPress.com Subscribers?

Thankfully, WordPress.com allows you to migrate your subscribers with one condition. You must use their Jetpack plugin which adds the same subscriber functionality that you had at WordPress.com. Once you install and activate the Jetpack plugin, you would need to contact the WordPress.com team and ask them to migrate the subscribers for you. Our hope is that in the later versions of Jetpack, this will become easier and users will be able to do it themselves.

What are the costs of switching to WordPress.org?

WordPress is free. However, there are some minimal web hosting costs. 

I already paid WordPress.com, can I get a refund?

Yes, you can. If you recently purchased a custom domain or a paid plan from WordPress.com, then you can ask them for a full refund.

Note: Domain registrations can be canceled within 48 hours of registration. Plans and other purchases can be canceled within 30 days of purchasing.

Will my images break?

No they will not. When you transfer using the import file, all attached images are downloaded and the link is updated. However there is one caveat that we noticed. If your image URL starts with files.wordpress.com, then they will not be converted. If you notice that the image URL has not changed and still points to WordPress.com, then we recommend that you use import external images plugin, and it will take care of that.

I registered my domain through WordPress.com, can I still move?

Yes you can. WordPress believe in empowering users and giving them full control of their content. If you already have a domain name through WordPress.com, then all you need is a web hosting account. We recommend that you setup with Bluehost or any of these other WordPress hosting providers. During the signup phase, you will be asked do you have a domain or want to register a new one. Simply select the option that I have a domain name, and insert the domain that you registered at WordPress.com. Next thing you would have to do is change the nameservers to point to the hosting provider. We’re able to assist with this as part of our free setups service. You can also ask your web hosting provider for support.

Will my website go down when I switch?

If you do it correctly, then NO. The method we’ve suggested above will ensure that your website never goes down. 

We hope this article helped you properly move your blog from WordPress.com to WordPress.org. 

Free Blog Images: 9 Best Sites to Grab Beautiful Stock Images

Are you looking for some royalty-free images for your website? Adding images to your content will help you to attract more readers (and hold their interest), however, it’s not always easy to find good quality, royalty-free images.

In this article, we will share the best places to find royalty-free images for your blog posts.

If you’re a photographer you’ll even find these sites to be great places to upload your images and get some exposure. 



1. FreeImages

FreeImages formerly stock.xchng, has a large collection (300,000+) of photos and illustrations that are well categorized and searchable. There are many ways to find the perfect photo for your blog even new and popular filters.

2. Pixabay

Pixabay is a popular place to find royalty free images that are CC-0 licensed. All the images are organized into categories and tags, so they’re easy to find.

One of the amazing features of this site is the advanced search feature that allows you to search by color!

3. Unsplash

Unsplash has royalty free CC-0 licensed and public domain photos. It also has a great search feature to find images by theme, such as greenery, skies, portfolios, and more.

For fun, there is a Google Chrome extension that displays a new photo in the background every time you open a new tab. (You can also download this background image for personal use.)

4. Photo Pin

Using the Flickr API, Photo Pin is an amazing platform to find images for your website and blog. It searches creative common licensed photos from around the web.

Tip: Try searching by author if you want to find more images from a photographer you like.

5. Pexels

Pexels is an uber-popular website with a large collection of royalty free and public domain photos. You can freely use these images on your website and blog.

All the images are high quality and properly categorized. It is very simple to find images by filtering them into categories or tags.



6. Public Domain Pictures

There are many royalty free and public domain photos available at Public Domain Pictures. You can use the search feature to find something specific, or just browse the categories.

7. New Old Stock

New Old Stock contains only historical vintage images sourced from public archives. Beautiful images capturing amazing events from the past. All these images are in the public domain.

8. Pickup Image

Pickup Image has royalty free photos and clipart. They are all searchable, and divided into tags and categories for ease of browsing.

9. Public Domain Archive

High Quality images that are royalty free and stock photos are available at Public Domain Archive. This website has a range of new and old style photos.

They are searchable, or you can view the categories.



10. SplitShire

You can find a collection of Daniel Nanescu’s photos that are CC-0 licensed and royalty free images at SplitShire. He adds new images on a regular basis.

Simply search the images with the mosaic view, or filter the photos by tags to find the right images for your website and blog.

11. LibreShot

More than 40 million royalty free images and stock photos are available at LibreShot with CC-0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. You can use these photos on your website or blog for free.

12. Skitterphoto

You’ll find many unique photos that aren’t commonly used at Skitterphoto. All images are royalty free and CC-0 public domain.

13. Stocksnap.io

Stocksnap.io is a beautiful website filled with amazing royalty free and CC-0 licensed photos. These images are well categorized. There is also a search bar or you can filter the photos by categories and tags.



16. WikiMedia Commons

One of the largest sources of royalty free images is WikiMedia Commons, a project of the WikiMedia Foundation. They allow you to use the images for free or give attribution to the photos that ask for it.

However, you can also find many images in the public domain which do not require any mention. Just make sure you check out the information below the image before you use it.

15. ImageFinder

ImageFinder boasts over 130,000 high quality free stock images from some of the world’s best photographers.

Categories are based off of popularity and there is even a trending and new tab. This site is great for stock nature, fashion or generic blog post pictures with images that purposely allow you space to write text on the picture.


16. Shutterstock

ShutterStock is a paid platform. However, it has a large variety of images and vectors that you can use in your website and blog, royalty free. These images are available in multiple sizes and formats.

We hope this article has helped you to learn how to find royalty-free images for your blog posts. 

How To Make Money Blogging: The Ultimate Guide

Today you’re going to learn how to make money blogging so that you can finally start earning a monthly income from your blog.

There are two ways to make money blogging.

They include:

  1. Selling your own stuff
  2. Selling or promoting someone’s product or service and getting paid for it.

In this post, you will learn exactly how to make money with a blog, whether you’re a beginner or more advanced.

You will also get a list of websites that you can sign up for in order to start making money on your blog.

  1. A blog that’s set up properly. Read how to start a blog in less than 30 minutes here.

  2. Content that brings visitors to your blog.

  3. Relationships with other bloggers.

  4. A strong platform

  5. Lucrative income streams



Things To Keep In Mind When You’re Thinking About How To Actually Start Making Money From Blogging

1. Contrary to popular belief, bloggers do not earn money from content. The content on your blog only facilitates traffic, which in turn may convert to clicks, sales or sign ups. It is from those clicks, sales or sign-ups that the money really comes from.

2. There are many income streams that you can take advantage of as a blogger.  If you want to make money on a blog you will need to have multiple streams of income since the income from some can cease completely over time, while others will grow exponentially over months and even years.

3. You will need to build trust with your visitors, and this will happen by providing valuable information to them AT ALL TIMES. This doesn’t mean that you can’t monetize your blog from the beginning. In fact, I recommend that you start to monetize as early as possible if one of your goals is to make money on your blog. Earning your first $1.00 from your blog may just be the thing to keep you motivated and consistent with blogging.

Ensure You Monetize Organically

4. Make sure you’re monetizing your blog organically.  This means that you should sell/sponsor products that have some sort of relation to your website content or niche. For instance, if your blog is about health and fitness, try to find affiliate programs that are related to health and fitness or create your own products (e-books for instance) that relate to health and fitness. This is the type of information that your visitors are expecting and are interested in.

5. Blogging is not a get rich quick scheme. Don’t get me wrong, you can become rich off a blog, but it won’t happen overnight.

6. Although the concept of blogging is quite simple, less than 25% of bloggers earn a consistent income from their blogs. Why? Because the other 75% become inconsistent, and they don’t dedicate time to learning the techniques of successful bloggers.


NEWSFLASH!

The most successful bloggers are people just like you and me, who dedicate time to learning how to make money from their blogs and most importantly, they implement the strategies used by other successful bloggers on their own blogs.

Don’t be phased! You can become part of the 25% of successful bloggers if you’re committed, consistent and if you’re constantly learning how to improve your blog.

And the good news is you’re already a step ahead of most people who start blogging.

How come, you’re asking?

Well, most people who start off blogging do it as a hobby, they don’t explore the idea of using their blog as a source of income until a few months or even years of blogging.

You are here now, and you’re already learning about how to make money on a blog. Therefore, you have a great head start. You’re already doing that thing I hinted at! You’re  learning!! And if you keep it up and implement the good strategies that you learn, I have no doubt that you will succeed as a blogger.

You’re here to learn so without further ado, these are methods on how to make money on a blog.



1.Advertising

This is the process of allowing ads on your blog.

Types Of Blog Advertising Options

Ad Networks

An ad network is a company that connects advertisers to bloggers and other website owners who want to host advertisements in order to earn cash.

How To Make Money Blogging With Popular Ad Networks.

When you join an ad network Such as Google AdSense, you as a blogger or website owner will be provided with a code by the ad network.

You will then use this code to place an ad space on your blog which is then filled with advertisements purchased by advertisers who use Google for their advertising.

Many ads are determined by the keywords you use on your blog, so they are likely to be niche related. You get paid a commission based on the number of people who see, click, purchase, sign up for or otherwise act on an advertisement.

When starting out as a new blogger with little to no traffic you will find that many ad networks simply won’t accept your website. Don’t worry, there are some networks that would love to display their ads on your blog. Here is a list of ad networks that work with new or smaller bloggers to help them earn through advertising.

Google AdSense

  • Revenue share: 68% for display ads and 51% for search ads

  • Payment method: Check, bank transfer, EFT, Rapida, Western Union, once you earn $100 or more.

  • What they pay you for: CPC and CPM

  • Traffic minimum: None

  • Payment terms: NET 30

You can read more about using Google Adsense on your blog here.

Chitika

  • Revenue Share: 70%

  • Payment method: PayPal or wire transfer.

  • What they pay you for: CPC, CPM,

  • Traffic minimum: None

  • Payment minimum: $10

  • Payment terms: NET 30

You can read more about becoming a Chitika publisher here.

Infolinks

  • Revenue Share: unspecified

  • Payment method: PayPal/ eCheck, Payoneer, Bank transfer,

  • What they pay you for: CPC

  • Traffic minimum: None

  • payout minimum: $50

You can read more about becoming an Infolinks publisher here.

Yes Advertising

  • Revenue share: up to 60%

  • Payment method: PayPal, Check, Payoneer, Wire transfer

  • What they pay you for: CPC, CPM, CPA

  • Traffic minimum: None

  • Payment minimum: $50

  • Payment terms: Net 15

You can read more about becoming a Yes advertising publisher here.

Propeller Ads

  • Revenue share: 80%

  • Payment method: Payoneer, bank wire, prepaid MasterCard

  • What they pay you for: CPC, CPA, CPM

  • Traffic minimum: None

  • payment minimum: $100 via Payoneer and $500 via wire transfer

  • Payment terms: NET 30

You can read more about being a publisher at Propeller Ads here.

Revenue Hits

  • Revenue share: Variable

  • Payment method: PayPal, wire transfer, Payoneer

  • What they pay you for: CPC,

  • Traffic minimum: None

  • Payment minimum: $50

  • Payment terms: Net 30

BidVertiser

  • Revenue share: Variable

  • Payment method: Paypal

  • What they pay you for: CPC

  • Traffic Minimum: None

  • Payment minimum: $10

  • Payment terms: Net 30

You can read more about being a BidVertiser publisher here.

Mediavine Ads:

These are the ads that I currently display on my blog. They’re awesome since they help me earn so much more than Google Adsense or any other ad network listed above. Additionally, they pay their publishers via impressions and not via clicks like most other ad networks do. Keep in mind that you will only get approved as a Mediavine ad publisher, you need to have 25k or more sessions each month.



Affiliate Networks

When you join an Affiliate Network such as Share a Sale, you as a blogger/website owner will then be able to apply to join specific advertising campaigns for various stores, websites and so on. If accepted into any specific affiliate program, you will be provided with text or banner images that you can use to create campaigns on your blog.

Therefore, you can say that you have more control over this form of advertising versus the ad networks. You get paid a commission based on the number of people who see, click, purchase, sign up for or otherwise act on an advertisement.

Here Are Some Affiliate Networks That You Can Join. (Most Accept New Bloggers)

Becoming An Independent Affiliate For Independent Merchants.

There is another aspect to being an affiliate. It involves you doing your own research for websites, products or services and signing up to become an affiliate for them directly from their website,rather than via an affiliate network.

You may be surprised by the vast number of businesses willing to compensate you for promoting their product or service. Always ensure that you are promoting products or services with some relation to your blog or niche.

Private Ads

This is obviously for more advanced bloggers who have a large following. You can read this article about it here.

Paid Reviews

As a blogger, you can make hundreds of dollars by reviewing the products or services you use. Here is a list of websites that help bloggers (pro and new) connect with advertisers looking for reviews.

Sponsored Reviews

Pay Per Post

Blogvertise

IZEA

TapInfluence

Cooperatize



Conclusion

Are you ready to start your own money making blog?

If you want to start making money with a blog, I recommend that you experiment with some of those strategies you’ve learned here, as well as others you’ve learned or may learn elsewhere online. This is the only way to know what works or doesn’t for your specific blog and your audience in terms of generating income.

If you think you’re ready to become a successful blogger, you can read this article on how to start a blog on a super low budget for guidance.

13 Online Businesses To Start With Zero Investment And Earn $5,000 Every Month

Imagine if you could replace your current job with an entirely passive income stream you created that took zero startup costs. In short: Create online businesses

You would make $5,000 every month (probably even more) just by working from the comfort of your own home. That is the POWER of an online business. Nowadays many of them take large amounts of startup costs (For example Shopify).

But today, I’m going to reveal 13 KILLER online businesses with zero investment YOU could start right now and earn $5,000 every month!



While that might sound very difficult or even impossible, I were right where you are not too long ago.  

In fact, creating an online business is the easiest way of getting rich these times

These 13 Ways to start an online business with no investment and earn $5,000 every month will help you get ideas on how different jobs earn on average, what they are & even where you can start right now with them.


1) Blogging

Professional Blogging


Income: 

From $17,000 up to $72,000 per year (source: lifehacker.com)

Ideal For: 

People who have dedication. People who want to work flexible, you want to live the laptop lifestyle. You like to share your opinion on different topics for a target audience. 

What Is It: 

You write articles around solutions. You find problems & deliver the answer in an article, in that article you link back to an affiliate product. And if people buy that affiliate product, you get a commission. This is one of the most popular ways to start an online business.

Where To Find: 

Here is a great page covering everything you could ask about creating your online business with blogging in 2019.


2) Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate Marketing


Income: 

$100,810 per year (source: allbusinessschools)

  • Your income is dependent on your sales as an affiliate. You get paid on commission. (This means you could make $20 this hour and $2,000 the next). It is all based on your sales skills. This type of online business can pay you big money.

Ideal For: 

People who don’t want to create their products, don’t do customer support, don’t do any of that. Just do the marketing for the product & get a commission. 

What Is It: 

You promote a specific product or service and when someone decides to buy you get a commission. The commission is usually around 5% to 20%

Where To Find: 

Excellent guide to start an online business.


Related: 11 KILLER & Simple Habits Of Highly Productive People


3) eCommerce Portal

eCommerce Portal


Income: 

$82,242 per year (source: neuvoo.ca)

Ideal For: 

People who love to sell physical products, digital goods or anything online. If that sounds like you, you might as well start your online business today!

What Is It:

E-commerce refers to commercial transactions conducted online. That means that whenever you buy and sell something using the Internet, you’re involved in e-commerce.

Common asked the question about eCommerce: 

Question: What is the Best E-Commerce Website Builder to start an online business & make money online QUICK?

Answer: The best website builder for an eCommerce business is Ali Dropship

Where To Find: 

Here is a site for you to get started with eCommerce & online businesses!


4) Ad Agency

Ad Agency


Income: 

From $58,000 up to $100,000 per year (source: payscale.com)

Ideal For: 

People who love marketing. You have some basic knowledge. You like to advertise things to people. 

What Is It: 

An advertising agency creates, plans and manages all aspects of a client’s advertising.

Advertising agencies can specialize in specific areas, such as interactive advertising, or they can be a full-service agency that creates advertising materials like websites, online and social campaigns, brochures, catalogs, direct mail, print ads, radio and TV commercials, sales letters, and more. An ad agency is one of these online businesses where you will need to have some upfront knowledge about how marketing works! Remember that one!

Where To Find: Here are some sites for you to get started with an Ad Agency and possibly start an online business today!


5) Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer


Income: 

From $31,078 up to 61,424 per year (source: paysacle.com)

Ideal For: 

People who are interested in designing logos, T-Shirts, banners, covers & aswell editing/modifying existing ones. If this sounds like you, then you might as well start a business today.

What Is It: 

Someone who creates or edits existing graphics by customer request. So basically you get orders and deliver them on time. Thats how you make money online with designing graphics! Starting a business like this requires time & dedication. The more authority you have the better!

Where To Find: 

There are plenty of websites where you can start designing graphics, Fiverr is the definitely the best choice for an online business!


6) Online Teacher

Online Teacher


Income: 

From $29,234 up to $61,220 per year (source: ZipRecruiter.com)

Ideal For: 

People who are a little bit older, experienced & have good knowledge on a specific topic. If these apply to you, you might as well start your online business as a teacher today!

  • You like to teach
  • Also, You don’t get angry when someone doesn’t understand something right away
  • And You don’t mind explaining something more than twice. Let’s be honest, who does?

What Is It:

Online teachers instruct and educate students of all ages all around the world using the internet, computers, and online tools. Online teachers provide instruction in every academic subject, based on the previous training and education they have already acquired.

Because this is a remote job offering full- and part-time hours, online teachers enjoy some flexibility in their shifts and can exercise some discretion over when they work, though ultimately they report directly to a teaching supervisor or similar manager. There is no travel required for this job, as online teachers may instruct students from their own homes or any other location of their choosing as long as they have internet access.

Where To Find: 

Here is a guide to get started with this type of online business



7) Vlogging (Personal Branding)

Vlogging


Income: 

From $100,000 up to $300,00 per year (It’s a long-term game, you can also call this personal branding)

Ideal For: 

People who like to pick up the camera and talk. They want to entertain people. If that sounds like you, start your vlogging online business today!

What Is It: 

Vlog derives from video blog or video log and refers to a type of blog where most or all of the content is in video form.

Vlog posts consist of creating a video of yourself or an event, uploading it to the internet, and publishing it within a post on your blog. However, it doesn’t have to be that restrictive.

Where To Find: 

You can vlog anywhere that supports video content, but that’s not all you need. The first step is to identify where you want to blog, as in which website you should use to post your blog content.

YouTube is a huge website that hosts lots of vlogger’s content, and it’s free. However, there are alternatives if you need a traditional blog platform that also supports text and image posts.

It’s necessary to have a recording device too, like a webcam or dedicated video camera (or even your iPhone) that isn’t attached to a computer, as well as a microphone.

You can use any video and audio hardware that you prefer, but to stand out among other streamers and vloggers, it’s usually recommended to get yourself something that can help produce high-quality content.

What’s more is the video editing software necessary for post-recording and pre-publishing. This includes not only your traditional video editing programs but also any video conversion software that can help get your unedited content into your editing software. Starting a business with vlogging can be very profitable, there are almost no limits!


8) Virtual Assistant


Income: 

From $31,258 up to $41,245 per year (source: paysacle.com)

Ideal For: 

People who are skilled in a specific topic, then you exchange your knowledge & skills for the money from the customers. If that sounds like you in any way, start your business today!

What It Is: 

Theoretically, a VA can do anything any other support staff does, except bring the coffee. (Although when home-delivery coffee is created, the VA will be able to do that too!). However, virtual support duties are not limited to clerical work. Many VAs provide marketing, web design and other services.

Some virtual assistants specialize in a specific skill set. For example, a marketing or PR virtual assistant only does marketing or PR work. Other virtual assistants do a variety of duties but within a specific industry. For example, a real estate virtual assistant does many tasks, but only for Realtor clients.

Most virtual assistants run their own home-based virtual assistant business. This allows them to earn more (usually $25 per hour or more depending on the tasks offered) and have greater control over the duties they perform. However, many small businesses hire virtual assistants in an employment or contract position. These VAs usually earn $10 to $15 per hour depending on the skill set required. Finally, many VAs use freelance sites or microwork sites to find quick, time-limited projects. These don’t usually pay well, but they can offer a start to a new VA.

Where To Find: 

There are plenty of websites where you can start being a virtual assistant, but so far & how we told you before, Fiverr is still the best option for an online business!


9) Web Developer/Designer


Income: 

$66,130 per year (source: money.usnews.com)

Ideal For:

People who have good IT-Knowledge and like programming/coding something. Also, this is a way to make money online and also improve your technical skills.

What It Is: 

Web developers build and shape a visitor’s experience at a website. They do this through the creation of page layouts (headings and paragraphs), website styling (colors and fonts), and page features (animations and pictures).

Web developers work closely with project managers and designers to ensure the final product adheres to the proposed budget, scope, and design. While a Bachelor’s Degree in computer science is not required for many positions, numerous years of hands-on experience coding both websites and web applications is strongly desired.
Along with strong technical skills, front-end web developers must have excellent written and oral communication skills, a solid grasp of graphic design, and exceptional time management capabilities.

They must be able to troubleshoot issues quickly and to stay up-to-date on current and emerging technologies, standards, and trends. Starting an online business with web development is in my opinion very cool 🙂

Where To Find: There are plenty of websites where you can start designing graphics, here are some to start (these are the best):


10) Proofreader

Income: 

From $50,381 up to $57,640 per year (source: salary.com)

Ideal For:

People who like to read, correct & find mistakes in books, articles & all that. Sit Basically on the computer and make money online from the comfort of your own home.

What Is It: 

“There. Their.” They’re. Know the difference? If you’re a spelling wizard who can wield the grammar hammer with ease, you might be ready to start a business as a proofreader.

Where To Find:

Here are 2 High-Quality sites to start your online business as a proofreader, as always, Fiverr will be your best choice!:


11) Social Media Manager


Income: 

$50,489 per year (source: glassdoor.com)

Ideal For:

People who love to do marketing & have experience in outsourcing and managing content development. Great way to make money online & start an online business.

What It Is: 

The Social Media Manager will administer the company’s social media marketing and advertising. Administration includes but is not limited to:

  • Deliberate planning and goal setting
  • Development of brand awareness and online reputation
  • Content management
  • SEO (search engine optimization) and generation of inbound traffic
  • Cultivation of leads and sales

The Social Media Manager is a highly motivated, creative individual with experience and a passion for connecting with current and future customers. That passion comes through as he/she engages with customers on a daily basis, with the ultimate goal of turning fans into customers.

Community leadership and participation (both online and offline) are integral to a Social Media Manager’s success. An essential component is communicating the company’s brand in a positive, authentic way what will attract today’s modern, hyper-connected buyers.

Where To Find: There are plenty of websites where you can start designing graphics, here are some to start (these are the best):


12) Coaching

Coaching

Income: 

From $61,942 up to $210,933 per year (source: universalcoachinstitute)

  • Top coaches can charge up to $300 per hour

Ideal For:

People who have expertise in a specific topic (For ex. social media, blogging, affiliate marketing, …). You love being the leader.

What Is It: 

You will teach & help people on a specific topic. You will be paid hourly, the more knowledge & authority you have on a topic, the more you can charge. 

Where To Find:

Here is a post covering how to start a coaching online business:


13) Product/Content/Service Reviewer

Reviewer


Income: 

$50,839 per year (source: payscale.com)

Ideal For:

People who like to test new things out. Also you love to give your honest opinion on products & services.

What It Is: 

Companys will send you a free product in regard for a honest review. Reviews are everything in todays world. Without reviews a product doesnt really have authority & wont sell. You will contact the company, they will give them you their product or service, it could be anything. In regards they want your review. This happens on amazon with ebooks, phyiscal products & many many more. Easy way to make money online & start an online business!

Where To Find: 


Conclusion

Now let’s list all the ways to start a online business from highest to lowest income per year.

Keep in mind, these are just average values. You can make less than that or more than that. It all depends on one thing. And that one thing is only You.

How hard are you willing to work to change your current financial situation? 

It all roots back to you.

Success usually takes 18 months.

That is what multi-millionaire Tai Lopez says.

Go with that mindset, 18 months for things to take off (an average time)! Just make a commitment for that and start NOW!!

11 Killer Ways To Start A Business With No Money

Would you like to quit your job and start a business but have no money? What if I told you that you could start a business right now & possibly quit your job tomorrow with no big upfront capital?

That sound’s nice right? Let me give you 11 Ways To Start A Business With No Money at all

 

and hopefully, escape the 9 to 5 rat race



While that might sound very difficult or even impossible, I were right where you are not too long ago.  

In fact, starting a business online is the easiest way of getting rich these times

These 11 Ways to start a business with no money will help you get ideas on how different jobs earn on average, what they are & even where you can start right now with them.


1) Blogging

Professional Blogging


Income: From $17,000 up to $72,000 per year (source: lifehacker.com)

Ideal For: People who have dedication. People who want to work flexible, you want to live the laptop lifestyle. You like to share your opinion on different topics for a target audience. 

What Is It: You write articles around solutions. You find problems & deliver the answer in an article, in that article you link back to an affiliate product. And if people buy that affiliate product, you get a commission. This is one of the most popular ways to start a business.

Where To Find: 


2) Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate Marketing


Income: $100,810 per year (source: allbusinessschools)

  • Your income is dependent on your sales as an affiliate. You get paid on commission. (This means you could make $20 this hour and $2,000 the next). It is all based on your sales skills. This type of online business can pay you big money.

Ideal For: People who don’t want to create their products, don’t do customer support, don’t do any of that. Just do the marketing for the product & get a commission. 

What Is It: You promote a specific product or service and when someone decides to buy you get a commission. The commission is usually around 5% to 20%

Where To Find: 

Related: 11 KILLER & Simple Habits Of Highly Productive People


3) eCommerce Portal

eCommerce Portal


Income: $82,242 per year (source: neuvoo.ca)

Ideal For: People who love to sell physical products, digital goods or anything online. 

What Is It: E-commerce refers to commercial transactions conducted online. That means that whenever you buy and sell something using the Internet, you’re involved in e-commerce.

Common asked the question about eCommerce: 

Question: What is the Best E-Commerce Website Builder to start a business & make money online QUICK?

Answer: The best website builder for an eCommerce business is Ali Dropship

Where To Find: Here is a site for you to get started with eCommerce!


4) Ad Agency

Ad Agency


Income: From $58,000 up to $100,000 per year (source: payscale.com)

Ideal For: People who love marketing. You have some basic knowledge. You like to advertise things to people. 

What Is It: An advertising agency creates, plans and manages all aspects of a client’s advertising.

Advertising agencies can specialize in specific areas, such as interactive advertising, or they can be a full-service agency that creates advertising materials like websites, online and social campaigns, brochures, catalogs, direct mail, print ads, radio and TV commercials, sales letters, and more. An ad agency is one of these online businesses where you will need to have some upfront knowledge about how marketing works! Remember that one!

Where To Find: Here are some sites for you to get started with an Ad Agency and possibly start a business today!


5) Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer


Income: From $31,078 up to 61,424 per year (source: paysacle.com)

Ideal For: People who are interested in designing logos, T-Shirts, banners, covers & aswell editing/modifying existing ones. If this sounds like you, then you might as well start a business today.

What Is It: Someone who creates or edits existing graphics by customer request. So basically you get orders and deliver them on time. Thats how you make money online with designing graphics! Starting a business like this requires time & dedication. The more authority you have the better!

Where To Find: There are plenty of websites where you can start designing graphics, Fiverr is the definitely the best choice!



6) Online Teacher

Online Teacher


Income: From $29,234 up to $61,220 per year (source: ZipRecruiter.com)

Ideal For: People who are a little bit older, experienced & have good knowledge on a specific topic. If these apply you might as well start your business as a online teacher today!

  • You like to teach
  • Also, You don’t get angry when someone doesn’t understand something right away
  • And You don’t mind explaining something more than twice. Let’s be honest, who does?

What Is It:

Online teachers instruct and educate students of all ages all around the world using the internet, computers, and online tools. Online teachers provide instruction in every academic subject, based on the previous training and education they have already acquired.

Because this is a remote job offering full- and part-time hours, online teachers enjoy some flexibility in their shifts and can exercise some discretion over when they work, though ultimately they report directly to a teaching supervisor or similar manager. There is no travel required for this job, as online teachers may instruct students from their own homes or any other location of their choosing as long as they have internet access.

Where To Find: Here is a guide to get started


7) Vlogging (Personal Branding)

Vlogging


Income: From $100,000 up to $300,00 per year (It’s a long-term game, you can also call this personal branding)

Ideal For: People who like to pick up the camera and talk. They want to entertain people. 

What Is It: Vlog derives from video blog or video log and refers to a type of blog where most or all of the content is in video form.

Vlog posts consist of creating a video of yourself or an event, uploading it to the internet, and publishing it within a post on your blog. However, it doesn’t have to be that restrictive.

Where To Find: 

You can vlog anywhere that supports video content, but that’s not all you need. The first step is to identify where you want to blog, as in which website you should use to post your blog content.

YouTube is a huge website that hosts lots of vlogger’s content, and it’s free. However, there are alternatives if you need a traditional blog platform that also supports text and image posts.

It’s necessary to have a recording device too, like a webcam or dedicated video camera (or even your iPhone) that isn’t attached to a computer, as well as a microphone.

You can use any video and audio hardware that you prefer, but to stand out among other streamers and vloggers, it’s usually recommended to get yourself something that can help produce high-quality content.

What’s more is the video editing software necessary for post-recording and pre-publishing. This includes not only your traditional video editing programs but also any video conversion software that can help get your unedited content into your editing software. Starting a business with vlogging can be very profitable, there are almost no limits!


8) Virtual Assistant


Income: From $31,258 up to $41,245 per year (source: paysacle.com)

Ideal For: People who are skilled in a specific topic, then you exchange your knowledge & skills for the money from the customers. If that sounds like you in any way, start your business today!

What It Is: Theoretically, a VA can do anything any other support staff does, except bring the coffee. (Although when home-delivery coffee is created, the VA will be able to do that too!). However, virtual support duties are not limited to clerical work. Many VAs provide marketing, web design and other services.

Some virtual assistants specialize in a specific skill set. For example, a marketing or PR virtual assistant only does marketing or PR work. Other virtual assistants do a variety of duties but within a specific industry. For example, a real estate virtual assistant does many tasks, but only for Realtor clients.

Most virtual assistants run their own home-based virtual assistant business. This allows them to earn more (usually $25 per hour or more depending on the tasks offered) and have greater control over the duties they perform. However, many small businesses hire virtual assistants in an employment or contract position. These VAs usually earn $10 to $15 per hour depending on the skill set required. Finally, many VAs use freelance sites or microwork sites to find quick, time-limited projects. These don’t usually pay well, but they can offer a start to a new VA.

Where To Find: There are plenty of websites where you can start being a virtual assistant, but so far & how we told you before, Fiverr is still the best option!


9) Web Developer/Designer


Income: $66,130 per year (source: money.usnews.com)

Ideal For: People who have good IT-Knowledge and like programming/coding something. Also, this is a way to make money online and also improve your technical skills.

What It Is: Web developers build and shape a visitor’s experience at a website. They do this through the creation of page layouts (headings and paragraphs), website styling (colors and fonts), and page features (animations and pictures).

Web developers work closely with project managers and designers to ensure the final product adheres to the proposed budget, scope, and design. While a Bachelor’s Degree in computer science is not required for many positions, numerous years of hands-on experience coding both websites and web applications is strongly desired.
Along with strong technical skills, front-end web developers must have excellent written and oral communication skills, a solid grasp of graphic design, and exceptional time management capabilities.

They must be able to troubleshoot issues quickly and to stay up-to-date on current and emerging technologies, standards, and trends. Starting a business with web development is in my opinion very cool 🙂

Where To Find: There are plenty of websites where you can start designing graphics, here are some to start (these are the best):


10) Proofreader

Income: From $50,381 up to $57,640 per year (source: salary.com)

Ideal For: People who like to read, correct & find mistakes in books, articles & all that. Sit Basically on the computer and make money online from the comfort of your own home.

What Is It: “There. Their.” They’re. Know the difference? If you’re a spelling wizard who can wield the grammar hammer with ease, you might be ready to start a business as a proofreader.

Where To Find: Here are 2 High-Quality sites to start as a proofreader, as always, Fiverr will be your best choice!:


11) Social Media Manager


Income: $50,489 per year (source: glassdoor.com)

Ideal For: People who love to do marketing & have experience in outsourcing and managing content development. Great way to make money online.

What It Is: The Social Media Manager will administer the company’s social media marketing and advertising. Administration includes but is not limited to:

  • Deliberate planning and goal setting
  • Development of brand awareness and online reputation
  • Content management
  • SEO (search engine optimization) and generation of inbound traffic
  • Cultivation of leads and sales

The Social Media Manager is a highly motivated, creative individual with experience and a passion for connecting with current and future customers. That passion comes through as he/she engages with customers on a daily basis, with the ultimate goal of turning fans into customers.

Community leadership and participation (both online and offline) are integral to a Social Media Manager’s success. An essential component is communicating the company’s brand in a positive, authentic way what will attract today’s modern, hyper-connected buyers.

Where To Find: There are plenty of websites where you can start designing graphics, here are some to start (these are the best):


Conclusion

Now let’s list all the ways to make money online from highest to lowest income per year.

Keep in mind, these are just average values. You can make less than that or more than that. It all depends on one thing. And that one thing is only You.

How hard are you willing to work to change your current financial situation? 

It all roots back to you.

Success usually takes 18 months.

That is what multi-millionaire Tai Lopez says.

Go with that mindset, 18 months for things to take off (an average time)! Just make a commitment for that and start.