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How to Make Money Online While You’re Sleeping

Aspects such as jobs, social status, or musical tastes differentiate us from one another. But perhaps we all need to agree that money is something we all need.

Here’s the bad news: this article is not about making you a millionaire overnight. Instead, it provides you with good and feasible recipes to earn some extra money while you’re practically not doing anything. You’ll still need to invest some work and knowledge in the beginning, that’s true, but it will definitely be worth it in the long run as long as you provide some quality. You’ll likely earn a few hundred dollars each month, but if you’re diligent enough and willing to diversify your sources of generating income, you can earn even more.

Here are two of the best methods to earn money online while you’re sleeping:

Sell your photos

Everybody takes photos with their smartphones nowadays, right? Did you know that there are lots of websites out there willing to pay you for photos of just about anything? However, there’s a catch here. The first and foremost thing that you need to keep in mind here is that you’ll need a pretty powerful camera on your phone, as not any photo will be approved. It’s best to have a flagship phone, such as one of the latest iPhones or Samsung models, or a professional camera.

Even taking a picture of a playground in your hometown or of a sunset can be enough to make you earn money. You can usually earn less than $1 per photo, but what if you upload hundreds or thousands of photos? With a simple Google search, you can find out about lots of websites that could pay you money for your photos. Just to give you some examples, you can try Getty Images, Shutterstock, Etsy, 500px, Alamy, and so on.

It’s recommended to create a profile on as many such websites as possible. Besides adding the basic info such as the mail address, your name, and more, you’ll also have to upload all your photos in one shot. Creating a profile that has hundreds or thousands of photos could take a few hours, considering that you’ll usually have to add some info about those pictures as well, such as keywords, descriptions, and so on. But in the long run, it may be worth it. As soon as someone buys any of your photos, you’ll find out and see your earnings updated in the profile.
As long as your photos are approved, you’re on the right path to making money while sleeping from selling photos online!

Write an eBook

At first, you might be intimidated by the thought of writing an eBook. But you don’t necessarily need to be the reincarnation of Fyodor Dostoevsky in order to write something good and capable of generating income. Furthermore, there is plenty of software out there capable of correcting your misspelling and grammar mistakes, just in case you’re not a big hit with the words. You can consider Grammarly, for instance.

First of all, your book needs to provide some level of quality. Otherwise, it’s obvious what will happen: nobody will buy it. Perhaps each of us possesses some knowledge about something that may interest many other people. Maybe you know, for example, how to cook something special or you know a good strategy to win at sports betting. Maybe you know how to write satire, good jokes, and stand-up comedy material. If that’s the case, surely you should write an eBook about those topics. A lot of people are engaged in sports betting, and as for eating and laughing, trust us, everybody does them!

How much time can you need to write an eBook about something that you’re really passionate about? Probably a few weeks at most! But that eBook will be sold forever, and it will always bring you some income. Now you’re probably thinking that maybe nobody will be interested in buying your eBook, no matter how good it is, because you are not popular on the internet. And you know what? You may be absolutely right, and it’s great that you’ve thought of that! That’s why you should invest some time and maybe even money in promoting your product!

If you’re popular on social media platforms such as Instagram or Facebook, where you have thousands of friends and dozens or hundreds of likes on each of your posts, you’re in luck! All you need to do is to post about your upcoming eBook there in order to make people curious. You must also give as many details as possible.

If you’re not popular on social media, don’t lose hope just yet! You can contact some of those numerous influencers out there and ask them to promote your product. Of course, don’t expect them to do it for free. Last but not least, you can be patient and dilligent enough to construct notoriety on your own on social media. It will take some time, but it’s the cheaper way.

Let’s assume you sell a copy of your eBook for $5. From those 2000 friends that you may have on your list, let’s say that 20 will buy your product during the first month. That means that you’ll earn $100 in the first month from selling your eBook. Those people who bought the eBook will surely recommend it to others if they liked it and so on; money can keep arriving in your account every month after spending just a few weeks writing an eBook.

Of course, you can even think about writing more and more eBooks to generate even more income while you’re sleeping, as long as you can provide quality in those products.

Build an app and sell it

This idea works in just about the same way as in the case of eBooks: build a software app if you’re good with coding and sell it. You’ll likely need to promote it first, and you can do it via social media as well. Think about something quite special that you can build, such as a webpage that explains different strategies of sports betting, for instance. The webpage may also offer information about different football championships across the world, the teams that activate in them, their players, and so on. You can build a unique system that provides quick and unique info, such as various statistics over the past year for each of those teams and players. If you don’t possess good programming skills to build such an app, you can also consider hiring a programmer to create it for you.

The first and foremost aspect you need to keep in mind in order to make decent money online, whether you’re actively and persistently working for it or not, is that you need to provide some quality. Nobody will pay you anything if you don’t provide some sort of quality in exchange.

Costea Lestoc
Costea Lestoc
I began writing as a professional on my personal blog and then discovered my true calling, which is writing about SEO, technology and gadgets in general. I am a technical writer, author and blogger since 2005. An industry watcher that stays on top of the latest features, extremely passionate about juicy tech news and everything related to gadgets.


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