15 Ways To Make Money Online

Are you looking for ways to make money online? Maybe you want to quit your 9 to 5 and instead start making money 24/7? Or perhaps you want to start earning some passive income while lounging on your coach? Maybe even earn a living while travelling at the same time? Or let’s say you have this amazing talent or hobby and you want to share it with the world? If that’s you, then we’ve got you covered on the how’s and where’s you can make some extra cash online.

In this article we will cover 15 ways you can make money online, in your pajamas, at the comfort of your coach, or in a beach in Malibu. So rather than wasting precious time browsing on Instagram, or watching cute puppy dog videos on YouTube; how about we show you ways you can monetize the online goldmine.

Disclaimer: This is no get rich quick scheme, you have to put in the work.

Online Blogging

A diary is a good and safe place to jot down your ideas and wild thoughts. Another wonderful place to share your intriguing ideas is through a blog. I mean, who knows, people may, surprisingly, find your ideas to be fascinating. First, you’ll need to find a topic you enjoy reading or writing on, or even your area of expertise. The most profitable niches to blog about include, but not limited to, personal finance, health and fitness, photography, fashion, romance and mental health. Focusing on a specific niche allows you to target a specific market and eventually grow a loyal following. The larger the following the easier it will be to make money through your site.

Second, you’ll need to open a blogging site. Some free websites to start blogging on are: Wix, WordPress, Medium, Ghost, and Tumblr among others. Third, you can start making money by adding affiliate links in your posts (subtly adding a disclaimer for your followers). Also monetize your site using Google AdSense by strategically placing Ads on your website and getting paid for every click on the Ad. Another way to create income is through featuring sponsored posts from various brands.

Online Freelancing

If you are a writer, an administrative assistant, a teacher, graphic designer, data entry specialist, transcriber e.t.c, freelancing is a lucrative deal for you. You can market your skills and find clients online who are willing to pay for your services. To make money as a freelancer you should first build a strong portfolio and then start reaching out to potential clients.

Some great places where you can find freelance jobs include LinkedIn, UpWork, Fiverr and Freelancer and more of the same.

Virtual Assistant

Virtual assistants are more of online administrative assistants. The demand for virtual assistants is growing as many enterprises are coming up, most of them online. As a virtual assistant you’ll need some basic administrative skills. Your duties will comprise of bookkeeping, social media management, writing, email management, order processing and customer support. These will vary depending on the clients needs.

As a virtual assistant you’ll need to build an active social media presence on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. You can earn money as a virtual assistant in sites like Virtual Assistant Jobs Upwork, LinkedIn, Fiver, Freelancer and Indeed.

Stock Photography

We take photographs as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone

Are you good with professionally working the camera? Photography is a lucrative business in today’s society, where we are all obsessed with taking photos of everything good and artsy. Repository stock photography websites are a great way to monetize your photography skills. By uploading your high quality images to these sites you allow magazine editors, designers, or bloggers to find and buy your snaps.

Stock websites allow your photo to be sold any number of times so you can continue to make passive income from just one image. Some of these photography sites are Shutterstock, iStock Photo, Adobe Stock, Getty Images, Pixabay, Unsplash or Photoshelter.


YouTube is the largest video hosting website in the world. With over 2 billion subscribers and over 5 billion videos being watched, YouTube gives you access to a massive viewer audience. You can create different types of content from reaction videos to comedies to vlogs. All these opportunities allow you to choose a niche that excites you and one that also entertains and educates your audience. All you need is a good camera and video editing software to improve your video quality. You also need to practice YouTube SEO, this will help you stand out from the crowd.

To start monetizing your YouTube channel you’ll need to hit 1,000 subscribers and a minimum of 4,000 watch time in your videos. For you to reach this feat you need to create high quality videos, target a specific niche and then establish your target audience. You can then start monetizing your channel by placing ads in your videos.


Transcribing mainly entails listening to an audio file and typing it out. Easy right? All you need is good listening skills and fast typing skills. The pay varies depending on the length of the audio file rather than by the hours worked. For you to be a transcriber you’ll need to be 18 years and over, pass an English exam and have access to a laptop and stable internet.

Sites where you can find transcribing jobs include Rev, TranscribeMe, Verbit and Gotranscript.

Internet Surveys

As you are surfing the internet in your spare time, you can be filling out surveys and making an extra buck. Taking internet surveys and polls require you do a bit of research on a brand, answer some questions and share your opinions on certain products. This is better than stalking that ex.

Sites include that pay to take surveys include; SurveyBods, Paid View Point, iPoll and Valued Opinions. You can also make money listening to music and performing other tasks through apps such as Current.


E-books are another great source of passive income. You can write on different topics, romance, thriller, fiction, horror, inspiration and then to sell them millions of people around the world.

You can sell your e-book on Amazon Kindle, Google’s Books Partner Centre, Blurb, and PayLoadz and have them published. And who knows maybe a production company may fancy it and decide to make a movie out of it.

Online Course

In a fast-paced world, people are looking for was to consume instantaneous knowledge by taking online courses. Creating a digital course packaged in tutorials, PDF downloads or videos, and selling it in the eLearning market is an amazing way to make passive income. Your course could teach people on how to start a business; learn a new skill; DIY crafts; how to make money writing; how to gain Instagram or TikTok followers; or how to invest in stock. The list is endless.

You can sell your courses on Udemy, Skillshare, MasterClass, Pathwright, Teachable or OpenSesame.


Dropshipping is a Business to Customer (B2C) business model. A third party purchases a product from a supplier on behalf of the customer and the supplier ships the item directly to the customer. The shrewd third party, who in this case is you, will not necessarily handle the product but will still earn profit from the extra charges incurred by the customer.

You can find items to sell on Amazon, Shopify, or Jumia . All you need is a laptop and a secure internet connection.


In an expeditious world, where people keep on getting busy by the day, podcasts are a great way to consume content. If you posses influential public speaking skills, this is a great opportunity for you to build an audience and generate income. As a podcaster you can generate income through running ads on your site, selling branded products, donations and creating paid content.

Some hosting podcasts include PodBean, BuzzSprout, Castbox and Simplecast.

Graphic Design

Talented creatives can help businesses create their personal brands while earning money in the process. You can also monetize your creativity by printing your designs on clothing and other products, selling them online and creating brand recognition in the process.

The best tools to create designs can be found in sites such as Canva, infogram, Visme and Adobe Illustrator among others. You can also promote your products on Instagram and Pinterest or sell them on marketplaces such as 99designs.com, Dribble and Behance.net


As an influencer your main aim will be, just as the word suggests, to influence your followers’ buying decisions. Being an influencer requires building a personal brand, engaging a large loyal audience base and attracting sponsorship. Just like affiliate marketing, large brands and advertisers pay influencers to market their products.

Influencers are mostly dominant on Instagram but other platforms such as YouTube, Twitter, Snapchat, and TikTok are a great way to get noticed, build a following and create different types of content.

Data Entry

This has got to be the easiest online job, since it requires no special skills. All you need is a laptop, stable internet connection, typing skills, the ability to pay attention to detail and patience since the work can be very repetitive. Although this field is largely dominated by AI, data entry skills are still heavily endorsed.

Sites that you can find Data entry jobs are Upwork, Fiver or Freelancer or join companies that are in need of data entry clerks.

Investing in Stocks

Investing in the stock market requires experience and expertise. It is a high risk which can bring great rewards or result in a devastating loss. This is a great way to make passive income especially if your goal is to save up for retirement or to purchase a large asset. It’s important to do your research on a company before investing in them. You can acquire stock investment skills and trading strategies through studying and trading yourself. You can educate yourself through financial online courses, stock blogs, podcasts, and YouTube channels.

The best way to earn money through stocks is through compounding interest. where your interest generates more interest. Alternatively you can purchase a share in a company and once the value goes up, you can sell it back to the market at a higher price.

Closing Thoughts

Making money online is a great way to earn some extra side hustle money; escape your 9 to 5; or become a full time entrepreneur. It’s also a great way to earn passive income; gain financial freedom; travel the world and live life on your terms. All you need is commitment, dedication, hard work and consistency. And of course your laptop/phone and a secure internet connection, then you are good to go.

Which other online ways are a great source and which of this will you be trying out? Let us know in the comments below.

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