Top 10 Ways to Earn Money Online
Last updated at 19-11-2021
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People are often looking for get-rich-quick money making schemes but in reality those don’t really exist. You might look into online gambling or betting or something like selling on the internet to get rich quick but remember there is always some risk involved in that and you can lose your hard money in it. So, to earn you have to be a little patient.
Especially during the pandemic many people shifted to online earning from home and many companies had to downsize due to tough economic situations and a lot of people started earning from the internet by doing different things. On the internet, opportunities are limitless.
You can look into safer options and real ways of making money on the internet and millions of people are already earning from the internet. Some from freelancing, blogging to entrepreneurship, drop shipping and what not.
We will cover the best top 10 ways on how to earn money online from home and if you stick to what you do you can even replace it with your real job!
1- Start A Blog - Earn Real Money from Home
Starting a blog is one of the oldest and I would say the best way to start earning online. If you’re good at writing you can easily start a blog about anything you like, it can be about cars, local news, sports, drop shipping or anything. You’ll have to focus on creating loyal readers because they’ll be the source of your income!
You can easily start off by creating a website and you have many options like Wix, GoDaddy, WordPress and many others and they provide drag and drop software’s that'll make it easier for you to make a website and then start blogging on it. You can also try their free versions but your domain will be wordpress.yoursite.com.
While blogging you should use the correct keywords which will help your blog and website rank higher in searches which will attract more viewers towards your blog. You can use tools ubersuggest that’ll help you search engine optimize your website and blogs.
You have multiple ways to make money from blogging. You can use affiliate links and many websites like amazon can provide you with those where you get paid if someone purchases from that link or if someone visits that page from your blog. You can also monetize your Blog with Google Adsense and it’ll place ads on your blog so if someone purchases or clicks on them you’ll get paid!
2 - Drop Shipping
According to Google Trends, drop shipping is one of the most popular ways to earn online and thousands of people are earning from drop shipping from around the world and it might be easier than you think. With drop shipping you’re only the middle man that will deal between two parties, the supplier and the customer.
The fun part is you don’t need any inventory and you’ll be placing other companies and other people's products on your website and when people purchase from your website you will notify the supplier and he/she will directly ship it to the customers address giving you your piece of the share.
You can easily set up a drop shipping store on Shopify since it’s very convenient and affordable. With Shopify you can integrate Oberlo and marketplace that is developed by Shopify and they will purchase products on your behalf from AliExpress drop shipping supplier and ship them directly to your customers.
You can look into this or contact the suppliers directly to ask if you can sell their products on your drop shipping website.
3 - Teach Online - The fastest way to Earn Money Online
Becoming an online tutor can make you a lot of money and it’s something that will never go out of business if you have the right qualifications and skills this can even turn into a full-time job for you.
If your qualifications and expertise are in science or math you’re in luck because these are the most demanded subjects in the world and English is also growing in popularity because many international audiences want to learn English because it’s accepted worldwide. It’s not like if your experiences are not in these areas you cannot teach, you can still tutor in the fields you're good in.
To succeed in this field, you’ll have to build a good client base and they will further generate work for you with word of mouth reviews and having a degree is essential for this line of work because it’ll be proof that you’re the expert on the subject and showcasing all your degrees and extra work will really boost chances of getting clients for tuition.
Some of the platforms where you can find tutoring jobs:
- Tutor Me
- Chegg tutors
4 - Be a Freelancer
Being a freelancer is convenient because you can take your job anywhere you want and if you’re lucky enough you may even work according to your time and freelancing is a very good option because it can earn you a lot of money just from the leisure of your couch.
To be a freelancer you might need to have some skills like graphics designing, content writing, virtual assistance, web developer, editing, coding and any other skill that you think has demand and that clients will hire you for work. If you believe you don’t have the right skill set or you want to polish your current ones you can always take online free or paid courses on platforms like:
- Or even learn online from YouTube.
To start earning as a freelancer you need a strong portfolio because the competition is tough out there for freelancers and you can start off by working for free in the beginning or work for a little less so that your portfolio becomes strong and then you’d be able to land bigger projects and if you do it right maybe a long-term repeated work too!
There are a lot of websites where you can search for freelance work according to your skill set like:
- Hub staff
5 - Sell your Photography
If you’re good at taking pictures you can always monetize them and earn from your pictures. You need to have unique and good quality images in order for them to sell on different platforms. If you still want to polish your skills you can do online courses on photography and then enter the game.
To increase your exposure, you can always use Burst and if you want monetize your phone photography you can use Foap and for more professional photography you can use:
- Adobe Stock
6 - Virtual Assistance - Real Money making Job
As a virtual assistant you can do many tasks for an organization from the comfort of your couch. Many businesses hire virtual assistance for tasks like, writing, taking orders, data entry, taking calls and even to manage their social media and surprisingly the pays are very satisfactory too.
Thanks to the pandemic there has been an increase in the work from home model and has created many opportunities for virtual assistants. Many organizations and companies are now working online and are seeking for virtual assistants who can complete tasks for them and you can search for virtual assistant jobs on Upwork and virtualassistantjobs.com.
You should check out Amazon’s virtual assistant program which is also a good opportunity to earn money online from home.
To land more clients you can create your LinkedIn and a social media presence and with some experience you can land multiple clients at the same time too.
7 - Earn Money through Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is also one of the good methods to make some money online. You’ll just have to promote a company's product, it could be a software or some physical product and you’ll get commission for every sale you generate. You can be an affiliate marketer for nearly any company like Amazon, Shopify, eBay, Uber etc.
To be a successful affiliate marketer it’s suggested that you create a blog related to the product you are selling and create some high quality blogs that will attract potential readers and customers that will purchase from the affiliate link provided on your blogs.
Even if an affiliate program shuts down you don’t have to worry about it you can also move to another company with similar product.
8 - Become an Influencer
This method is trending these days and everyone is earning a lot by being an influencer, more than they would a few years back. To be an influencer you need a good social media presence and a lot of followers. You can start off with Instagram, Facebook and YouTube because these are the most commonly used social media platforms and have a huge number of audiences.
A non-celebrity influencer is also earning well these days by posting sponsored content or creating content for sponsors and using their fan following to promote products and they even use affiliate links and enjoy the commission.
9 - Buy/Sell Domains
Do you have domains that you never used? Well you can now sell and earn from domains too. It’ll have a higher chance of selling if your domain is a single word and is a popular word. The domain business is very competitive so a lot of research should be done before moving into this side of work.
You can try to purchase domains at a cheaper price and sell them at a profit. You can use multiple platforms to buy and sell domains like:
10 - Write an eBook
If you have good writing skills you can always write an eBook. You can write about fiction or nonfiction topics that will interest the audience. Topics like how to become a successful entrepreneur or how to ace interviews, something that will sell.
You can list your book on Amazon Kindle Store and earn from your eBook. You can earn 70% of the sale from Amazon Kindle Store and the good part is that you can earn from the years to come but you should also try to get in some good reviews for your book so that it ranks higher on the Kindle Store.
Everybody who wants a side hustle should opt for making money online and with the ways mentioned above I believe you can make good money online and might even leave your 9-5 job. I know people who started off as freelancers and would do it for the side hustle but now they have so many clients that it’s their main hustle now. So good luck and strive hard!