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What is the best way of making money online?
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STC is the greatest!!!!
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Make youtube videos!
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Youtube videos and twitch streaming can make you some fat stacks. Always have a fallback though.
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Become a popular league of legends streamer on twitch.
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I work as a system administrator for a Web Hosting company. Over 100 employees around the world all working from home. It's a fun job and pays well. If you're interested in IT then web hosting great side of the industry to work in. Just learn CentOS and CPanel and that should be enough to get a low level job to start out.

Or you can do freelancing if you have a marketable skill. Like video editing, chroma keying especially, and so on.

The people that mentioned youtube; it's incredibly difficult to get started these days, but if you keep at it you'll eventually get views. If you're creating content for YouTube you should be doing it out of passion for a subject rather than the money.

Also, most of the money you'd make comes with a partnership. Each partner has various requirements, but you typically make about $1.50 to up to $3.50 at the higher tier ones. They pay, usually, every 1,000 views. So, do some math on that. You need to already have a fairly popular channel with no copyright infringements to even be considered by many partner programs, though, so still no easy money there.

Edit: Something else I wanted to add to the Youtube part.

Editing videos is not easy. And very time consuming. I have a small-ish game channel (8k - 9k views per month) and I spend upwards of 12+ hours editing a 15~ minute long video together. I've recently started using a green screen, so add a bit more editing time for that too.

Plus, there's generally an upfront cost to be able to put out quality videos. For example, if you're recording game videos on PC you need to be able to put out 1080p content. There's no excuse for lower resolution videos these days. Plus, you need a powerful PC for rendering anyway. I have an intel i7 4770k and 16 GB of memory, 11 GB of which I allocate to rendering when I'm on that part of a project.

Now, if you're not appearing on camera and just commenting over things as you play them (very difficult to do without um'ing, uh'ing, stuttering, etc. and still being entertaining) or you're just commenting over game footage it's not as involved. It still takes time, though, as you need to make sure that you're putting together content that matches what you're talking about.

No matter what you do, it's a time consuming process, and you need to truly be passionate about what you're doing. You can't just throw together some crappy video and expect to retain viewers.
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^ Indeed

Youtube is highly profitable if you can put in the work and have a bit of luck getting your channel started and even then it takes more than a supple amount of time before it starts paying remotely decently. If you don't have the real vigor to do the content you'll more than likely burn out too soon reaching for the wrong goals.

There's plenty of other ways to make money and make a living off of the internet but it depends on your background too. Planning to get networking certifications/ training and such is a good way to start should you want to work directly on your computer at home.

Since you're working on your degree already just bolster it with more specialization.


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Make Nervegear
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Both Twitch- and YouTube Partnerships are highly profitable but as stated it requires a strike of luck to be honest.
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Stripping, oh wait
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I don;t know about online, but I understand that becoming a landlord is an excellent way to make money. First you buy a house with a bathroom & kitchenette downstairs, do a little renovation, rent it out, move to another such house, rent out the part of the last house you were living in, rent out the lower half of your new house, etc.
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Hacking?
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Striketh wrote:

I work as a system administrator for a Web Hosting company. Over 100 employees around the world all working from home. It's a fun job and pays well. If you're interested in IT then web hosting great side of the industry to work in. Just learn CentOS and CPanel and that should be enough to get a low level job to start out.

Or you can do freelancing if you have a marketable skill. Like video editing, chroma keying especially, and so on.

I read through this entire thread, and I think your suggestion is the best one by far. Unlike making Youtube videos for a living, a system administrator for a web site is a stable job that pays reasonably well. Also, freelancing is a good way to make money, because it isa stable job that can pay reasonably well.



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The people that mentioned youtube; it's incredibly difficult to get started these days, but if you keep at it you'll eventually get views. If you're creating content for YouTube you should be doing it out of passion for a subject rather than the money.

Also, most of the money you'd make comes with a partnership. Each partner has various requirements, but you typically make about $1.50 to up to $3.50 at the higher tier ones. They pay, usually, every 1,000 views. So, do some math on that. You need to already have a fairly popular channel with no copyright infringements to even be considered by many partner programs, though, so still no easy money there.

Edit: Something else I wanted to add to the Youtube part.

Editing videos is not easy. And very time consuming. I have a small-ish game channel (8k - 9k views per month) and I spend upwards of 12+ hours editing a 15~ minute long video together. I've recently started using a green screen, so add a bit more editing time for that too.

Plus, there's generally an upfront cost to be able to put out quality videos. For example, if you're recording game videos on PC you need to be able to put out 1080p content. There's no excuse for lower resolution videos these days. Plus, you need a powerful PC for rendering anyway. I have an intel i7 4770k and 16 GB of memory, 11 GB of which I allocate to rendering when I'm on that part of a project.

Now, if you're not appearing on camera and just commenting over things as you play them (very difficult to do without um'ing, uh'ing, stuttering, etc. and still being entertaining) or you're just commenting over game footage it's not as involved. It still takes time, though, as you need to make sure that you're putting together content that matches what you're talking about.

No matter what you do, it's a time consuming process, and you need to truly be passionate about what you're doing. You can't just throw together some crappy video and expect to retain viewers.

I use to make Youtube videos. I tried becoming a Youtube partner. I tried making money off Youtube. But I don't think it is worth it, mainly because it is just a load of BS. If you want to become a Youtube partner, you need to become a total whore and suck other people's dick to climb your way up the Youtube ladder. You need to suck enough dick, before you can become a Youtube partner and be able to make money off Youtube.

Most Youtube partners make shit videos. To make popular Youtube videos is all about appealing to the lowest common demeanor. To become popular on Youtube, you need to make brain-dead videos for a brain-dead audience. Look at RayWilliam Johnson. He makes insipid commentary on videos, which are already funny. Let me post a link to someone who berates RayWilliamJohnson.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83DcaCfwHKA

In short, I'm not going to become a Youtube partner. It is definitely not a stable source of income, and it requires sucking too much dick, before you can actually become a partner and make money. You have to go through a lot of Youtube drama before you can become popular enough to become a Youtube partner. And according to Encyclopedia Dramatica, you need to get trolled big time by Anonymous and 4chan before you can become a Youtube partner who makes a good amount of money.

Becoming a Youtube partner is like becoming a movie star. It relies too heavily on luck and dick-sucking. And it isn't a stable source of income.

Youtube is a great site and all. But it is terrible place for making money. The most popular videos on Youtube all tend to be shitty videos that appeal to the lowest common demeanor.
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I'm surprised nobody mentioned this yet, but you can make decent amount (not a lot) of money selling MMO characters. A girl I knew did it for a couple years on WoW, just leveling up a char to 70. Then selling it for actual money, some of the characters she made sold for over $2,000 the most I believe was around $5,000.
All in all she made about $20k a year doing it. And it was a full time job for her. But this was also when WoW was near its peak, now I don't know which game would have the most profit, but with ESO and Destiny coming out both of those could have a chance to make a bunch of money if you have the time.
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rockadilla wrote:

I'm surprised nobody mentioned this yet, but you can make decent amount (not a lot) of money selling MMO characters. A girl I knew did it for a couple years on WoW, just leveling up a char to 70. Then selling it for actual money, some of the characters she made sold for over $2,000 the most I believe was around $5,000.
All in all she made about $20k a year doing it. And it was a full time job for her. But this was also when WoW was near its peak, now I don't know which game would have the most profit, but with ESO and Destiny coming out both of those could have a chance to make a bunch of money if you have the time.


yeah when they made leveling so easy people can do it in thier sleep kind of killed this off

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