How to Make Money Online Blog and YouTube

This post will help you to make money online. With the increasing access to the Internet in Papua New Guinea, many young people have the privilege others never had in the past - having access to social media, blogs and other Internet sites. 

YouTube, Blog, website and Adsense

PNG subscribers on Facebook and Twitter have increased dramatically over the years due to presence of Internet data companies like Digicel, Telikom PNG and Bmobile-Vodafone. 

Start A Blog - Earn Money Online 

A good way to utilise the Internet access is to talk about our beautiful country. Start your own blog for free. An example is this blog. The reward (money you make) depends on the visitors to your blog.

In addition, the benefits that come with blogging and connecting with your social media followers, both abroad and PNG, is massive. Apart from disseminating information, you remember vital facts - facts that are relevant to matters close to your heart!

It is rewarding - both educational and monetary gains. 

    Let's have a look at the 3 ways to make money online and how to monetise your work. 

    Three Ways to Make Money Online

    Ok, here are the practical tips to start earning some rewards online. Click on the links provided to explore the opportunities.

    1. Start a Free/Paid blog

    This blog is an example of a free blog. This was started in 2014. It took 2 years before we had good traffic to monetise. 

    Bear in mind that blogging is not for the faint-hearted. It can take years before you get good traffic/visitors and monetise your work. (Two ways to monetise a blog are briefly described in 2 and 3) 

    As mentioned, focus on your interest. Make blogging a hobby and the rest will fall in place. 

    We've got great Blogging Tips with pictures and guides here: How To Start a Personal Blog  & How to A Blog on Wordpress.

    2. YouTube Channel 

    YouTube channels are a great way to showcase things you are good at. Successful YouTubers are those that have the ability to make some 'boring subject' look amazing. If you are one of them, you can do that right now. Some examples are:
    • Gardening Hobbies
    • Musical/Singing Talents
    • Producing how-to videos
    Videos eligible for monetisation are usually those that are unique. In fact, how-to and music videos are popular and get lots of view on YouTube. 

    The more videos and interest you generate from views and impressions will make you money.

    To monetise you'll need at least 1000 subscribers and 4000 hours of watch time. That means that if you put in the work now, you can monetise your video in the next 12 months, at the least. 

    3. Write and Earn Money or Mobile Credits Online 

    PNG Insight is looking for writers to write interesting articles for us. You can make money online now by submitting your first article to us. Read about the PNG Writers' Initiative

    Here are some of the work produced by PNG Writers. Take a look if you need inspiration.
    Write for us today and earn cash or mobile phone credits - your choice! The contact email is

    Two Monetisation Methods that Work

    Setting up a blog, website or YouTube Channel is the first step - only the starting point. As mentioned earlier, it can take years (if you are lucky, months) to fully monetise and start making money. 

    So, when you have generated enough traffic and interest, try these two ways to make money online. 

    1. Amazon Associate Account - Worth Trying

    Amazon associate program is one way to make money online. You can join and start immediately by referring social friends and family members.

    There are several platforms you can use to earn from Amazon. You can promote them via social networks like Twitter, Facebook, etc or on blogs and websites.

    Amazon has easy-to-use URL shortener and widgets to help you on your way to making extra money online.

    Please note that not anyone can become Amazon Affiliate today. Amazon has changed its Terms and Conditions and therefore it has become difficult for people in certain countries like PNG to join the program. 

    However, for anyone living overseas (Australia, New Zealand or the US) and have a membership account, you can join the affiliate program easily.

    2. AdSense - Takes Time But Works

    AdSense is Google’s technology. It shows advertisements to customers. If they click on them, you make money. The money you make online will depend on how competitive visitors keywords are; and how many people visit your website or view your YouTube video. 

    The more competitive, the higher it cost the advertisers and the more you make – from several pennies to a few pounds. 

    In fact, Google is paying you for space you make available for the advertisements. To get an Adsense account you have got to own a website or blog. So, start blogging. Get yourself a website, if you can. 

    WordPress and Google Blogger are available options. I would recommend Blogger if you are starting off.

    Here are tips to get started on How to Start a Blog and Make Money Online. You can submit an article to use here - Submit Articles to PNG Insight

    Passion for Personal Development

    You can also use the opportunities to your advantage regardless of where you are, whether it be in PNG or overseas. Start something you are passionate about and reward yourself for it. Make no mistake, if you are thinking of making quick money online, you might as well try something else.

    These four words of encouragement will help you to make blogging a successful hobby: 
    • First, have a passion for what you do, focus on the big picture instead of how much you make monthly. 
    • Second, remind yourself that monetisation is second. It is advertisements.
    • Third, it will take a lot of time and effort, so be patient. 
    • Finally, do not put your whole life in it – this is not a job to be serious with, let it be a hobby – let it be passive. 

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