The Laptop Entrepreneur

Why not sit in Starbucks all day and run your business? Or any coffee shop at all, really. It’s all a matter of running a business online that you can monitor from your laptop.

Making money online is a matter of finding an audience who you can either advertise to or receive direct payment from. Either way, you need something interesting or informative with which to catch and hold your readers’ attention. Your content is everything.

Here are some ways you can do it to get you started…

Freelance Writing

Online freelance writing jobs are plentiful, if you know where to look and can distinguish the legitimate opportunities from the potential scams.

Most people don’t have a clue about the wide variety of writing opportunities available to them all over the Internet. These include writing simple articles, press releases, and even complete e-books.

Some clients pay upfront for your material, offering a certain amount per word or per assignment. Others will pay you per the hour for other writing and publishing related tasks such as proof-reading and editing web content.

Freelance writing networks are a great place to start looking for writing jobs and advice. And then there freelance sites or job boards like Fiverr,, and Upwork.

On these sites, almost every day, thousands of businesses post various types of writing projects, gigs and requests. If you get good at applying for these open spots, then there’s a virtually unlimited supply of writing opportunities that can make you money relatively quickly.

When starting out, reply to as many project requests as possible (as long as you are capable of completing the work), offer to work at a reasonable rate (but not dirt cheap), and be quick and responsive to messages.

Landing that first gig is always the hardest step, but once you’ve built up a portfolio and some clients, you’ll get more and more consistent work.

How To Get Paid To Publish Online Newsletters

The best way to distribute newsletters is through an autoresponder list service. These can be set up to automatically deliver pre-written emails to subscribers at set intervals. Each new subscriber will receive all of the emails in your predetermined sequence. That means you can load up a year’s worth of content (or more), and it’ll automatically publish straight to your subscribers’ email boxes without you touching it again!

Pro systems include those provided by and These systems will also help with managing your subscriber list, so you stay spam compliant.

Email newsletters are perfect for marketing your own products if you are running an online business. You can also make money by selling space to advertisers or even charging for subscriptions.

By using the tools from services such as, you can grow your online newsletter list to hundreds or even thousands of people.

Get Paid To Teach People All Over the World

If you have knowledge and experience to share then you can do so in a podcast or newsletter, or by writing content for a sites that pay for articles.

Alternatively, you can become an online tutor and communicate directly with students through video chat and email. You could find your own students by advertising your services on, or join a company who will pair you up with suitable learners. English as a second language is a growing niche market with many people looking to improve their English speaking skills.

In order to get the best jobs, you may need some relevant qualifications, such as a degree, proven experience in a particular field, or a teaching certificate of some kind.

Just Get Started

Whatever you hope to do to make money online, there’s no point in only thinking about it. If you don’t get started, you’ll never get anywhere – so get started today!