There are seriously hundreds upon thousands of ways and approaches to making money online. What you need to do is find something you can do and then find what works for generating traffic (and sales) for that “something” and scale it up.
Here are just a few ideas for making money from a computer (online):
Writing / Copywriting
Proofreading / Spell-checking / Text Editing
Affiliate Marketing (Promote products from Click bank, Amazon, etc.)
Selling Your Art, Craft, or Service Online
Become a Virtual Assistant (Online assistant that does digital tasks)
Sell Something On Fiverr (Product, Service, Art, Digital Product, etc.)
Do Voice Over Work
Create a blog and post content, monetize the content with ads & offers
Graphic Design Work
Become a Service Broker (Service Arbitrage)
Create your own product (eBook, video series, software, etc.)
With any of these ideas, you will have to expand and add your own twist and personality to them. But these should just give you a few ideas for how you can start doing at least ONE thing online to make money.
Do some research on any of the above subjects to learn more.
Determine A Business Plan (Market Strategy)!
They talked (and still talk) about the “Business Plan” in colleges and business schools / classes all around the world. That’s because it really does have a huge impact on the success and entire process of implementing a business as a whole.
This “plan” doesn’t have to be extremely complex, especially when it comes to an online business or smaller venture. Especially when just starting out with making money online and Internet marketing.
This kind of business plan (or game plan / approach plan) usually consists of things like, but not limited to:
Creating the offer or choosing an offer (market research)
Product / service sales / squeeze page (offer)
Traffic generation (free or paid)
Delivery method (if it’s your own, if affiliate, it should be done for you)
Customer Support (if necessary)
Monitoring conversion rates and other statistics
Of course, this is just a few of the things that you should include in a strategy for your online money making venture.
Quite honestly, this is mostly what it consists of, aside from how much time you invest and if you invest any money towards it (if hosting a website or having work done for you).
You can just open up a text document or use notebook paper in real life to draft out your ideas and your business plan. It’s that simple.