Monday, March 11, 2019

The Right Tools Can Help You Make Money Online

Want to earn some extra cash? You can do so online, providing you have the right tools. Here's how. with some tips from a reader


Do you have a small business, or do you work from home? Have you ever thought about trying to make money online? According to the New York Times, some 43 percent of people in the United States work remotely at least sometimes — and that trend is only growing.

While there are many reasons why “home offices” are on the rise, one contributing factor is that working online is just easier now than ever before. Whether you want to work for yourself, sell goods, or work remotely, you need to have the right tools to make it happen.

Here are some of the tools that make it easier for people to make money online.

The Right Hardware

If you want to work from home or make money online in any form, you are going to need the right tools. Ideally, this is going to include a computer and a smartphone. Choose your phone and laptop or desktop based on your specific needs, not on what's trending or on sale.

While you could choose a computer that has tons of features, better specs come with a higher price tag. It could be difficult to afford such an investment when you are just starting. Instead, pay attention to your specific needs and make sure that you understand how certain features will play out. For instance, you cannot use Skype on Chrome OS systems and specific applications may not work on some devices.

The same is true with your smartphone. Do your research and choose wisely so that your hardware will last you for years and support your goals.

Choose Software

Next, make sure that you have the right software. If you intend to sell anything online, services or otherwise, you will need to create an online store. Web-based e-commerce platforms like Shopify streamline that process.

You might also want to add a document management application like Evernote to your repertoire. It lets you save and organize your files in meaningful ways. For instance, you could have a folder (or “Notebook” in Evernote-speak) to store all of your onboarding documents while another could contain future social media posts.

Project management applications like Trello can play an essential role in making money online too. They work like massive to-do lists that nest. Each to-do item can move between lists and be arranged by its current status. Trello can help you organize your efforts so that you stay on top of everything.

Remember Social Media

Social media also matters. Spending time interacting with your followers can help you build relationships with your customers. You can craft meaningful posts, share information that they can use, and post content that answers common questions or explains more about your business. These strategies might seem simple, but companies of all sizes use this strategy.

Large corporations, like Amway, use all types of technology to sell their products online. For example, this video not only explains what Amway is, but it inspires new workers to join their company and highlights their products for viewers to purchase. They can use this video to help them make money online with Amway.


Having the right tools in place will let you make money online with ease. Whether you work remotely for someone else or run your own business, having the right hardware and software makes a big difference in the efficiency and effectiveness of your efforts. Social media and the creation of shareable content also matters. Companies large and small use these tools to make money online. You can too!

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