Today internet offers you so many ways to earn money online. Earlier opportunities to make money online were very limited. But now, anyone, irrespective of their age and gender, can make money online.
Different types of online jobs make it easier for you to choose a job that suits you the most. In this article, you will learn 20 such ways to make money online.
20 Most Popular Ways to Make Money Online
The best part of following jobs is you don’t need much of an investment to get started.
1. Start a Blog
Starting a blog is perhaps one of the coolest ways to earn money online these days. Students as young as 16 years are earning on an average up to $1000 = Rs 70,000/- per month.
In fact many of them are quitting their college and pursuing blogging as a full time career. There are bloggers in this country who are earning well over $5000 per month.
You can do the same! You just need to create a blog, upload great content and let the world see it.
But discover your passion first. It can be anything like technology, gadgets, music, travelling, sports, cooking etc. Create a blog on your hobby and monetize it with Google Adsense.
Google will allow you to show their ads on your blog. For each click on the ads will fetch you anything between $.10 – $1 depending upon the niche and quality of content.
So get more and more traffic and earn thousands of dollars with your blog in few months.
2. Affiliate Marketing
After gaining some experience with blogging you can start selling products from your blog. You don’t have to create any product. You join an affiliate network or choose a particular product and sell it to visitors of your blog.
Affiliate marketing can give you 4 to 5 times more return than Google Adsense. You don’t have to worry about manufacturing the product because you promote it on other’s behalf.
You sell it online and get a commission on each sale you make. Commission rates can be 30% – 40% depending on the vendor you promote. There are a number of best affiliate networks or individual affiliate programs. I will recommend you to start with an affiliate network like CJ, Impact, or Admitad. There is an excellent chance to earn big money online from these networks.
3. Freelance Writing
If blogging and affiliate marketing is not your cup of tea then you can make money through freelance writing.
There are different kinds of freelance writers like ghostwriters, content writers, copywriters, technical writers, story writers etc. You can be one of them.
You can go UpWork and search for various freelance writing work. You get paid for each word you write. You can earn between Rs 25 – Rs 100 per hundred words you write.
You get paid directly from the clients you are working with. Just create a PayPal account.
4. Writing Columns for Newspaper
You can also write columns for mainstream newspapers in your city. For example, when I used to live in Mumbai I wrote few columns for Mumbai Mirror. There are also Digital Media like ThePrint, TheWire, OpIndia etc.
These new online publications are looking for writers who can write articles on various topics like Politics, Economy, Sports, Entertainment, Astrology, Health & Fitness etc.
They pay you on a per word basis. Here you earn more than freelance writing for each word you write. You can write 1 to 2 columns in a week for different publications.
For rates, you can go to their website and contact them through email.
5. Earn Money as YouTuber
Become a YouTuber and get instant fame n money. You can create all kinds of videos like prank videos, cute animal and baby videos, tutorials, motivational videos etc.
You record videos right from your mobile phone and upload it on YouTube. Then monetize your channel with Google Adsense and make money for per 1000 views.
More the views you get more the money you make.
Create and upload new content each time to get more subscribers. For the longer-term getting new subscribers is very important for Vloggers.
6. Sell Ecommerce Merchandise with Amazon
The trend of online shopping is growing in India day by day. By the end of the year 2020 India’s Internet economy would be around a whopping $250 billion. More than 30 Crore people would be buying products online. And you can take advantage of this.
Join Amazon associate and type “Amazon Best Sellers” in the Google search engine. You will find categories on the left-hand side where you can choose a product to sell.
Once you have chosen the product complete the registration process for your business. Now you have to list the products on Amazon and start selling it through your blog.
You can sell all kinds of products like apparel, electronics, gadgets, books, mobile phones, home appliances, furniture, fitness equipments etc. Commissions can be between 8% – 30% depending upon the product you are selling.
7. Earn Money with Online Tutoring
In today’s world where the Internet rules you don’t have to go to a coaching center or a tuition class to learn a particular subject.
Whether it is Math, English, Physics or History, parents are more than willing to let their children study online. Instead of sending their kid to a coaching center they are more than happy to arrange an online tutoring class.
For example, there is a great demand of English tutors online. If you can tutor a subject online, then you can earn a decent amount of money for each session you conduct.
If you can teach subjects like Math, English or Social Science to a batch of students online through Skype then tutoring job is for you.
You can make a decent income by tutoring online. You can easily earn Rs 25,000 to Rs 50,000 per month for each month.
8. Develop Courses and Sell on Udemy
If you’ve become an expert on something, say cooking or playing guitar then you can create a course around it and sell it on Udemy.
These courses or tutorials basically consist of videos divided into different parts and each part contains certain number of videos. A video can be 10 to 35 minutes long.
Apart from videos you will also give few articles. Create a course on a topic that you know the best. Join Udemy, set a right price for the course, upload it and start selling.
For each sale Udemy will charge a certain percentage as a fee. Udemy gives you a platform that you don’t have to create otherwise. People from any part of the world can do this.
9. Online Data Entry Jobs
Broadly you can divide data entry jobs into 2 categories
- Simple Data Entry Jobs like converting image into text document, solving captcha, captioning, basic content typing etc. The job is simple and you don’t need prior experience.
- Second type is bit difficult which is Medical transcriptionist. Here you must be familiar with medical jargons and have prior experience working as a transcriptionist.
For simple data entry jobs you are paid less but for transcriptionist job you are paid 4 to 5 times more.
But finding an online data entry job could be challenging because most of the companies are scam. Before joining talk to them on phone first and also visit their office.
10. Online Survey Jobs
Online surveys are for real and they give you an opportunity to make money on part time as well as full time basis.
A survey is made up of a set of questionnaires that you got to answer. These questions are very simple and every one of you with a decent knowledge of English can answer it.
It will take 5 minutes to 25 minutes to finish one survey depending upon the number of questions being asked. Longer the surveys more the money you make.
Before you take a survey, always complete your profile first. Profile is very important because companies will judge you depending upon your profile. If your profile doesn’t match a survey, you might not be given the survey. So fill all the details in your profile honestly.
For each survey you can earn between Re 1 to Rs 50.
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11. Copy & Paste Jobs
Copy & Paste jobs are very simple. As the name suggests you just copy text or some other content from one document, format it and paste into another document.
The text could be a one liner, 10 lines or even a long article with 100 lines. You have to finish a given assignment in a fixed period of time. If the deadline is 30 days then finish the work and submit it to the company within the time limit.
You can submit the work through email.
To find a genuine copy & paste company you have to search online as well as offline. They may also ask you for a registration fee before joining the company.
12. Virtual Assistant
It’s an excellent way to earn money online. Virtual assistant is a person who assists businesses and individuals online sitting from the comfort of their home. A virtual assistant can be an employee, a freelancer or an independent contractor who assists online.
His or her work may include tasks such as scheduling, organizing and sorting, designing, planning, writing etc. A Virtual assistant communicates with their clients via VOIP services like Skype.
13. Gigs on Fiverr
Fiverr has been there for a quite some time now. It is a great website for people who want to work online. You just have to offer your services at Fiverr and wait for clients to contact you.
These clients are looking for quick fixes like designing a logo, fixing code, create a web page, editing a video etc. You get between $5 and $40 depending upon the work you do.
On an average for a task you can earn $10 to $15. You can join the fiverr and start earning money in just few hours. There are thousands of Fiverr seller who earn $1000+ per month online.
14. PTC Micro Jobs
PTC (Paid to Click) micro jobs are yet another way to make money online. Although the money is not that great but still you can make enough of it to pay your bills.
Websites like PrizeRebel, SwagBucks, InboxDollars, NeoBux etc offer PTC jobs. You complete small tasks like taking surveys, watching videos, clicking ads, reading emails, playing video games and earn points in return.
Completing a task can fetch you anything between 1 – 10 points.
Usually 1 point = 1 cent so for earning $1 you have to earn 100 points. You can earn up to $40 to $50 per month. That’s it.
15. Playing Online Games
Playing games can also fetch you money. If you are an avid gamer then you can make money playing games online. These online games are free to join.
You just need a computer with high speed internet and RAM well over 4 GB. Take parts in gaming tournaments and win cash prize.
16. Selling Photos on Shutterstock
Do you know that you can sell photos taken from your smartphone and earn money from it?
So why to waste your selfie taking skills? You can use that skill and make some money. However you have to take professional looking photos from your smartphone and sell them to websites like Shutterstock, Fotolia, iStock Photo online.
You don’t even have to buy a new camera because today almost every premium smartphone comes with a very powerful camera.
Each photo can pay you anything $.25 to $30 depending upon the quality of the photo and demand in the market.
But do NOT take it lightly because taking photos is not as easy as taking selfies. Photos must be professional if you want to sell them.
Download and install apps like Foap, Twenty20 etc on your phone and start selling.
17. Stock Trading
You can buy & sell stocks and make money. You buy shares at a lower price and sell them high. Intraday traders can earn huge profits trading stocks as well as commodities and currencies.
Although you can make great amount of money quickly with stock trading but it is not for everyone because a lot of risk is involved here.
If you have good knowledge of the market then it is definitely worth taking risk. You can create an account with a broker like Zerodha or UpStox and get started.
Whether you earn money or lose it, the amount is credited and debited to your account accordingly.
There is no limit to how much money you can earn with trading.
Crowdfunding is not for everyone because you need to have some experience with running crowdfunding campaigns. If you have a good story to tell then you can narrate it anyway that can help you raise money on the internet.
There are people around the world who more than willing to donate money for your cause. However, you must have a compelling story that can persuade people to join your cause.
It could be a social issue or a business proposition. Just one article of yours on https://www.kickstarter.com/ can change things.
19. Online Consultancy Services
Once you have become an expert in your domain you can start giving consultancy services online. Your online presence will give your business a wider coverage and will increase your income four folds.
You will consult your clients through Skype and charge them a fee for each session you conduct.
However this is for much experienced people.
20. Rent a Friend
This is quite unusual but really great for youngsters who are looking for a partner. Here you get paid for being someone else’s friend for some time.
You have to declare your availability and charge a rate on per hour basis. You are going to attend parties, social gathering, events etc with your client who has rented you.
You can search many local online rent-a-friend website on Google. So this is also an excellent way to earn money online from home.
So these were 20 ways to make money online. You can choose anyone of them according to your skills and get started. Don’t try each one of them at the same time.