50 Ways to Make Money Online
It is no secret that everyone is looking for quick and easy ways to make money online. With so much hustle and bustle in the world, it is sometimes pretty difficult to make the money that you desire. Between managing the household and the kids, finding an avenue to make some extra cash for the house can be a lifesaver.
This article will provide 50 different ways to make money online. It will provide a wide range of options to select from that suit your qualifications. There are so many opportunities available online to make money that most people are not aware they even exist. This list of proven money makers will surely give you multiple opportunities to add extra cash to your pocket.
1. Online Surveys
Probably the most well-known opportunities to make money online, surveys are pretty simple to complete. However, you should do your research ahead of time. Many surveys are riddled with scams. You may end up spending an hour on a survey and not receive what was promised to you in the end.
Be sure to know how you will get paid upfront. There are some surveys that will pay straight cash, while others will be awarding you points to use later. The merchandise available to you may not be worth all the time and effort you put into the survey itself. Surveys will not allow you to make a living. You can expect to make a couple of hundred dollars each month if you are consistent with the surveys.
2. Facebook Ads
Facebook Ads can be exceptionally effective. With the popularity that Facebook brings with it, it is the perfect opportunity to seize benefits from it..This gives businesses that are not loaded with advertising cash the opportunity to spread their message on Facebook. And, the best part is that it is not difficult to learn how to run an ad.
- Take the Facebook Side Hustle Course
- Connect with other small businesses to see if they want to enlargen their customer brand through Facebook Ads.
- Propose a business relationship that pays a certain amount for Facebook Ads each month as well as pays you to run the ads.
3. Create Your Own Blog
A great way to get your name out in the writing world or as a way to sell a product can be utilized through Blogging. Blogging is unique because you have total control over all the content that you want to include on it. Your blog can be filled with videos, articles, podcasts, and ads that can bring money to your pocket. It is also easy to build on your own. You won’t need to spend money to hire someone to put together a whole blog website for you. There are many free technical assistance services available online.
It would be worthwhile to access the Make 1K Challenge to help point you in the right direction to make step-by-step improvements to your Blog site.
4. Gazelle Cell Phones for Cash
Instead of just tossing your old cell phones into the trashcan, why not make a few bucks from it? Gazelle is a website that offers to pay for your old cell phone with gift cards or cash. This could turn into a little small-time business if you are able to convince people to hand over their old cell phones to you. Gazelle typically only purchases later-model phones, so tell your friends with flip-phones to save them for the museum!
5. Peer-to-Peer Lending
This is one of the few investments mentioned on this list. Peer-to-Peer lending platforms give users the opportunity to get double-digit interest rate returns on investment. Many banks offer 1% on investments, so this opportunity gives you much more money for free. The system works with you acting as a lender. People will come to the website and as borrowers, they will be vetted and given a rating based on credit profile income, and reason behind the loan. Because the bank function is eliminated, users can earn above-average rates.
If you are someone who really enjoys online shopping, Rakuten is a great money maker for you. It provides a ton of rebates on the shopping that you complete, which can turn into a pleasant flow of cash based on your shopping history. All you have to do is shop through Rakuten and they will split their commission with you through rebates.
7. Be an Ebook Writer
Do you have the niche to write? You could share that writing with the World Wide Web and make some money! People will visit your ad page, make a payment, and then are given the opportunity to download the book. Once you begin to develop name recognition, the cash flow possibilities will be endless.
Amazon Kindle has a program that can help you develop your ebook. They will show you the steps needed to publish and market your ebook. You can also look into specialized writing software that will help you format the book correctly to hit all the necessary forums that are needed to sell your book.
8. Video Creation
If writing isn’t your cup of tea, maybe you have a knack for creating videos. All you have to do is create interesting video content, download it to YouTube, and then monetize it with Google Adsense. Once your video begins generating traffic, you can earn money any time that someone clicks on the ads on the video. This could lead to roughly $50-$100 a month, for just one video. Push hard enough and you could have a video that goes viral and really helps you make a name for yourself online.
9. “Garage Sale Millionaire”
Head on out on an adventure to find cheap products, fix them up, and sell them at a higher value. There are many platforms online that you can use to sell your purchases. There is even a good chance that your purchase will not need any fixing up whatsoever and you can still make money on it.
There are so many parents and students looking for extra help throughout the school year. Tutoring is the perfect way to make a lot of extra side cash. Sell yourself on the topics you are strongest in and watch the results coming flying in. You can even offer to tutor online, which affords you the luxury of staying put right on your couch.
Tutors can market their services to schools or libraries. It is also a wise idea to advertise in the local newspaper or on bulletin boards in shopping centers. As with any business adventure, the more that you are able to promote yourself, the more money you will be able to make.
If your specialty is creating amazing crafts, Etsy is the home for you. The site is dedicated to the sales of crafts with just a 3.5% charging fee on your sale. This site allows you the ability to control your inventory so that you can only make and sell what you are capable of producing.
12. 2020 Panel-Rate Products and Services
Almost all companies like to go through a test run of their products before sending out for mass production. To do so, they turn towards individuals to review the products or services. Check out the 2020 Panel to evaluate products and services and provide an evaluation that could net you $50-$150 per evaluation.
13. Sparkplug.it Musical Instrument Renting
How many musicians have old instruments collecting dust in the basement? Sparkplug gives people the opportunity to sell used instruments. Many of these instruments are worth good money depending on the condition they are in. If you are knowledgable in musical instruments, you could also purchase cheap instruments and then make a profit by selling them on Sparkplug.
14. Sell Your Photos Online
There are so many gifted people out there who have a unique ability to capture the right picture at the right moment. It is time for those people to use their talent for money. Companies such as iStock and Shutterstock can pay you some money every time one of your photos is downloaded. It may not be a ton of money, but if you begin to develop an album full of your photos, this could provide a very nice added source of income for you.
15. Virtual Assistant Job
Many companies look to outsource these days. As a result, many businesses lay off their employees and turn towards independent contractors to provide what is needed. Virtual assistants provide a great opportunity for people to offer their services right from their own home.
Companies such as Upwork provide opportunities for people to offer their services through writing and other jobs. Compensation can vary and the more technical you are with your craft, the more money you will end up making.
16. Rent Out Your Car
This option can be a little risky because of the damages that could occur as a result. This would be more ideal for people who have more than one car or hardly use the car that they have. There are websites like RelayRides and GetAround that give you the opportunity to rent your car hourly, daily, or for a weekend.
17. Work at Home Nurses
As a registered nurse, there are plenty of opportunities to make money online without having to leave their homes. Many businesses need expertise from a nurse to answer questions from customers or provide recommendations. Health insurance companies, hospital chains as well as medical recruiting companies are in need of online nurses.
18. Product Based Website
Think about a product that you absolutely adore. Now imagine developing a website in which you can promote and sell that product. Many companies allow people to sell their products on an affiliate basis. The selling of the product on your website might net you a commission of 20% or 30% of the sale price. This is a more complicated method of making money online, but there are programs online that can help provide tutorials to make this an effective practice.
19. Freelance Writing
There are so many businesses looking for great writers to help promote their business and products. This is a great way to make money right from your couch at home. It can also start out as a small side business, but turn into a full-time career. The company Upwork as discussed above is the best place to start.
20. Sell Your Skills to Online Websites
Almost every website is in need of technical support. If you are good at graphic design, web design, search engine optimization, social media marketing, internet marketing, link building, or content editing, your services can be swooped right up. If you are very confident in a certain area of technical support, contact websites that you have familiarity with directly and showcase your skills.
21. Leapforce-Search Engine Evaluation
Just like jobs and products, everything needs to be evaluated. You can make money online by evaluating search engines through a site called Appen. This platform has you perform predetermined searches and provide feedback for the search engines to improve the services they provide.
22. Become an Online Juror
Visiting an eJury website can pay small amounts of money for people to participate in jury cases. This gives attorneys an opportunity to get a feel for how a jury is likely to view a case and give them feedback for adjustments in a real trial. Jurors can get paid $5 to $10 a case depending on the length of the trial, which lasts around 35 minutes.
23. Healthy Lifestyle Living
Imagine that you are working hard to eat right and exercise properly and now you can get paid for it! The website AchieveMint gives people points for engaging in healthy activities. These points are awarded for exercise, tracking eating habits, as well as health-related surveys. Points can be redeemed for cash or Amazon gift cards. The app connects with some of the more popular fitness apps to help track progress.
24. Include Affiliate Marketing to your Website
A quick way to earn extra cash on your already developed website is to add affiliate marketing to your site. Ads that are related to your content can be automatically placed on your site. Every time someone clicks on the ad, money gets added to your pocket. You can also earn money if people sign up for something they have clicked on from your webpage.
25. Get Paid Watching Videos and Movies Online
What can be better than that? Check out Swagbucks to sign up and get paid to watch videos, movies, and news programs. All you have to do after viewing is rate them. This is not the highest paying gig, but it will earn you a little extra cash while checking out some new programs.
26. Review Software
Software Judge pays people to review the software that they produce. People will try out the software, come up with a full review, and describe your overall experience. This is best suited for people who have a solid foundation of using software and can really investigate the values of each program. This company has been known to increase your compensation with the more experience you provide as well as their trust in your reviews.
27. Driver for Uber or Lyft
The popularity of Uber and Lyft is at an all-time high. This, obviously, is not an online activity. But, since it is connected through the use of your cell phone, it could technically be considered online.
While you are out driving, you turn on your notification that you can pick people up and you will receive an alert if someone in your area is looking for a ride. Payment is made online so you don’t have to worry about asking for money and you can accept or decline any notifications sent your way.
28. Online Data Entry
Online data entry jobs are available on a consistent basis. If you have the clerical experience, this is the perfect work from home job opportunity. Most assignments are short term, but you could land a job that becomes permanent. This is the perfect job for someone looking for some quick extra cash.
29. Website Evaluations
This is one of the better-paying gigs on the list. Visiting User Testing will pay you for evaluating websites. Each video that you view pays around $10, but the more that you work and gain the confidence of the company, you can earn up to $30 an hour. This job is a great part-time monthly income source.
30. Bed and Breakfast
The popularity of AirBnB is no surprise, so why not join in on the fun. Rent out your house for various lengths of time for a fee that you determine. This is a fantastic opportunity to get paid for your house when it is not being used and many people prefer staying in a home as opposed to a hotel. The amount of money you can charge will largely depend on your location and the attractions that are within driving distance. But, if your house is going to sit around for a while, you might as well make some cash on it.
31. Pet Sitter
There is nothing better for anyone’s mental health than being around a pet. Pet sitting is becoming more common these days with people having such busy lives. Care.com is one way that sets people up for childcare, elder care, and pet care. This is an ongoing business that offers many opportunities for work. You will compete with other competitors in the area for your services, so it is best to develop a set of clients that can become consistent for you.
32. Search for Hidden Refunds
An app called Paribus allows you to get money back on online purchases. They do a scan of your email archives for any online purchase receipts made. They will issue a refund anytime there is a price drop on the product that you purchased. Wow!
33. Amazon Mechanical Turk
Amazon will put you to work on micro-projects that require some human interaction. This can include translating paragraphs into English, rating search results from keywords, or fixing an article. They are pretty simple tasks that don’t pay a ton, but if you do enough tasks, the money will add up.
34. Get Paid Losing Weight
HealthyWage wants to change the way that people lose weight. People are motivated by money, so why not use that as an incentive to lose weight? You set your goal weight and the amount of time you want to meet it. You can then place a bet between $20-$500 per month that you will make that goal weight. The site says that you can win up to $10,000 and will represent a one-time compensation. What a great way to get healthy and earn some extra cash that you can bet on yourself!
35. Online Focus Groups
This is different than participating in online surveys. Through ProOpinion, you will complete surveys similar to previous ones mentioned and will be compensated with points for each survey completed. Those points can be redeemed for cash or gift cards.
36. Fiverr Gigs
This is another variation of micro-tasks. Each task that you complete can earn you $5. The tasks involved data entry, research, or any smaller tasks that someone needs to outsource for a specific project. You have the power to decide which tasks you want to take on and which ones you would pass on.
You can even have the ability to sell certain projects on Fiverr. They can’t cost more than $5, including shipping. The more positive reviews that you are able to soak up, the more tasks and income that will become available.
37. Work from Home Jobs
Working Solutions is a way that people can be matched with agents or service providers with clients who need certain services. This is a great way to find that perfect work-from-home job. The company even has a Working Solutions University that provides education to agents to help them understand their clients’ business more.
38. Teachers Pay Teachers
If you are a teacher, you have definitely heard of Teachers Pay Teachers. This is a site that teachers can submit lesson plans, worksheets, and other ideas that they have and make a profit on it. This is a great way to establish collaboration between teachers and share unique ideas. Only teachers can participate in this job!
39. Online Educational Courses
Udemy is a website where people can sell educational courses. This is the perfect platform to help people learn a much-needed skill. It is also a good way to be a testing ground for an educational course you have created. Online educational courses are a great way to make some passive money and launch some of your courses into even bigger markets.
40. Sell Your Computer Skills
Everyone is looking for quick fixes. The website Experts Exchange is a chance to be one of the many experts that can share information on how to set up web design, SEO and marketing graphic design, web development and more.
41. Answer Technical Questions
Show off your expertise on the website JustAnswer. This is your chance to field questions on various questions that people have. Money can be made online by answering the questions and pointing people in the right direction. This is a great gig to check in on during your spare time.
Craigslist is a perfect opportunity to look at things that you have and sell them. Many people even enjoying purchasing items from Craigslist, fixing it up, and then reselling it for more money. People are always looking for the most bizarre things. Think about what you have lying around your house right now that you could make some money from. Be aggressive and creative.
43. Food Shopping Rebates
Rebate apps such as Ibotta and SavingStar can offer cash rebates on the food that you purchased. All you need to do is take a picture of your receipt and see if you can get any cashback from your purchases.
44. Book Selling
Everybody has used books at home that are just begging to be sold. The website Book Scouter can help you turn some of these books into cash. All you have to do is enter the ISBN number on the site and it will connect you with a buyer that will pay the most for that particular book. You send the book in a prepaid envelope and look forward to getting paid in a few days.
45. Make Money from Twitter
People who are active on Twitter can really benefit from this idea. You might be able to get paid money by tweeting through PaidPerTweet. You sign up for the app and earn money every time you tweet a message from one of their advertisers. You will be compensated based on the number of followers that you have. If you are an active tweeter, this is an opportunity you should not miss out on.
46. Online Translator
Proz.com is a website that offers people the opportunity to get paid translating all types of documents. All you need to do is list your services as a translator and specialize in legal, medical, technical, and other fields. This is an ideal job for someone who is bilingual and wants to earn some money from home.
47. Mobile Billboard
A simple way to make a couple of hundred dollars a month is to turn your car into a billboard. It is important that you research a company that is trending in the right direction so that you don’t advertise for a company that isn’t succeeding. Think about how easy it is to drive around like you normally do and get paid for it.
Gigawalk gives people the opportunity to sign up for their app and receive job orders. The orders come to your phone and you must perform the task assigned to you, quickly and efficiently. These are simple micro-tasks that are easy to complete but pay little. If you fully commit to this idea, you could make a very affordable living. The tasks can include delivering food, documents, taking pictures of a building, or delivering auto parts.
49. Zaarly Services
Currently, Zaarly is only offered in Denver, Minneapolis, and Kansas City, but is expected to expand out soon. This is a platform where skilled service providers can offer their services to people. This can include cleaning services, pest inspection, handyman work, house cleaning, lawn and garden services, and much more. Zaarly can lead to long term clients that could turn into a full-time job.
50. Be Politically Active
Next Wave Advocacy is a platform in which you can get paid to involve yourself in political activities. The tasks will be completed at home and will be varied. You will be paid by the hour, but it is generally a part-time job. If you are really interested in politics, this is a great way to get involved in making money in the process.