Anyone can set up a shop on globally renowned websites like eBay for a nominal fee and collect the benefits of their online business. Just like other businesses, when you build up a good online business you are fine and raring to go.
Do your research in market, make out what your customers like and go over their expectations and requirements by giving quality products. At all times keep in mind that it takes determination and time for any business to be successful. So, do not look forward to money start flowing at once.
Once you get the taste of freelancing, you will know that there is more you could do with your time, knowledge and skills and that is when a blog becomes necessary for you. If you blog, you can write about things that are entertaining to you, most importantly things that are educative, informative and you are keen about. Probably what is entertaining, informative and educative to you may be so for million other people too.
When you have a blog with convincing quality content, you can promote related services and products offered by marketers by posting their affiliate links and ads. When products are purchased using your affiliate links, you earn certain sum of money as commission in your account. The benefit of affiliate marketing is that you need not physically hold any inventory and your website or blog earns money for you even when you are doing something totally different.
In the end, there are lots and lots of things you can do to make a living but nothing matches working online. The ways highlighted above to earn some money online are on top of any list. In case a 9 to 5 job is not your favorite, you can try working online.