46 Make money online

make money online

1 Test products

Companies launch new products all the time and they need testers to make sure it meets customer criteria. There are many benefits of being a product tester:

The key is to be honest and never rush through the process of taking the survey at the end of the product test. If you do not offer quality surveys and if the companies become suspicious of your integrity, you will be banned from the program in the future.

This is one of the many ways to make money from home. Not only that, in some case, you can do it wherever you are: at home, in the office, at the beach, on a walk anywhere!

The companies that offer products for testing, generally pay via Paypal, cash, gift cards or even free merchandise. These opportunities do not often present themselves, and mostly arise during new product launches, so it makes sense to sign up as soon as you spot one. You will see in our list of over 30 ways of making money by becoming a product tester, that there is a lot of money to be made by testing products.

2 Affiliate marketing

3 Write and sell ebooks

We have over 20 ways of earning money from writing and selling ebooks. Some of these are well known, such as Amazon Kindle(https://kdp.amazon.com/self-publishing/signin) and PubIt!, but there are many others that you do not know which have a much higher royalty rate, like 95%. Check out our list of higher royalty rate ebook publishers here.

4 Take surveys

Market research companies want your feedback and input, but they do not have an easy way to source individual opinions. Survey sites offer individuals for specific surveys, and have the ability to collect a lot of survey responses in one place. So survey sites are paid by the research companies, and you get paid by them for completing online surveys. It's win-win-win!

Just fill in the answers to some questions. You do not even need to be an expert to answer these questions. No knowledge necessary. Just go with an opinion. Be as blunt as you want to be. Each site has a limited number of surveys each month for each person. If you want to earn serious rewards its worth signing up to as many as possible. Check out our list of many ways you can make money taking surveys.

5 Blog

6 Sell your stuff online

ebay, craigslist, electronics,

7 Niche websites

8 Upload youtube videos

9 Design mobile apps

10 Micro tasks

  • Rewarding ways They claim to have paid their 254498 members over $389,517.39. You can get paid to watch videos, complete trial offers, download free apps and more.

11 Become a virtual assistant

There are lot of people who have too much to do in a day, who would rather hand it over to an assistant. Their time is worth more than the price assistants are willing to charge them for the same tasks. Since many of the tasks can be done remotely, it makes sense for them to shell out some cash for recruiting virtual assistants, or VAs, as they are usually called. This money making industry has been around for a while with many websites where you can apply to be a virtual assitant.

12 Freelance writing

If you love to write and are passionate about a subject, you can easily make money online with many writing gigs. Either you can submit your content to Hubpages and similar sites, or you can take on writing gigs from many of the sites that allow you to offer writing gigs

13 Buy local and resell online

14 Provide online tutoring and coaching

Similar to teaching online courses, this involves helping out students, entrepreneurs and other amateurs in their fields with the expertise you have built over the years. There are many companies that let you offer your tutoring and coaching services, for commissions as low as 15%.

15 Teach online course

People have been known to make over a million dollars a year teaching courses that they create just once. John Azzi and Eliot Arntz made over a million teaching a online programming course on iOS 8 app development and its new Swift programming language. Similarly, Rob Percival made over a million dollars by offering four different courses online.

If you use something on a daily basis, chances are you already know more than most people about it and they would love to learn from your expertise. Why not offer something that helps them and you too for some extra money. You would be surprised to know that Microsoft Excel is the most sought after course in Udemy, the largest online marketplace for courses. But there are other things that you might consider simple that you could offer such as Evernote basics, Learn Scrivener Fast, and Master Sketchup. There are many places where you can host these courses and make money when people enroll for them.

16 Link to other websites

Whenever you find interesting content you tend to share it on your website. When people click those links to visit those Youtube videos you linked, you do not get paid. However, if your shorten the URLs for the content you are going to link anyways with these special websites, they are willing to give you money whenever someone clicks on those links. Do not expect to make a lot as people have reported upto $8 for every 1000 unique visitors who click a particular link. This can be especially good for people who use social media and have thousands of followers, but may not be a quick money method for others. But it does not hurt to have something extra on the side if you are going to share the link anyways.

There are many websites that pay you to link to other sites.

17 Share files

Upload your files and get paid $1 to $20 everytime somebody downloads them. Here are some websites that will pay you for share files.

18 Sell gigs

You can offer any service you wish as long it is legal. There are over 100 kinds of services that will make you money online. Moreover, there are many websites that will let you offer gigs and services for small commissions.

19 Hubpages and other write-to-earn sites

Since the site's inception in 2006, HubPages emerged as a world-class writing platform that brings together many different sophisticated technologies to create an amazingly simple way to generate earnings for anyone who loves to write. People sign up and adopt one among the many earning mechanisms (Google Adsense, Amazon Affiliates, Hubpages Ad program) and then start writing articles. They make money when visitors click on the advertisements and Hubpages keeps some of it. Note that this is not a get rich quick scheme. Once you have submitted several quality articles, it can take upto 2 years to see monthly incomes in the range of $100-$200. Some prolific and really creative writers have been known to earn thousands of dollars a month, but that is rare, not a norm.

Hubpages might be among the first and largest of these, but it is only one among at least 25 websites that share revenue for your articles.

20 No risk matched-betting

Matched betting (also known as back or lay bet matching, or double betting) is a betting technique used by individuals to profit from the free bets and incentives offered by bookmakers. It is generally considered risk-free as it is based on the application of a mathematical equation rather than chance. The concept of matched betting requires an account with two or more bookmakers or betting exchanges where at least one offers the user a free bet. When the free bet is placed the other bookmakers or betting exchanges are used to hedge all the possible outcomes so that no matter what happens the value of the free bet is retained. No matter which result occurs, there will always be a guaranteed profit because the bet was made free of charge. At the time of this writing matched betting is not legal in the US, but is widely practiced in the UK and other parts of Europe. If you are interested, these 4 websites list no risk matched betting opportunities.

21 Flip websites

People claim $17000 in just 6 months just flipping websites. That's a solid chunk of cash on the side. Flippa is the top destination for flipping websites, but there are at least 10 other worthy platforms for buying and selling websites.

But before you sell, be sure to check the value of your website using some of the top website worth calculators.

22 Earn money via cost per action

Cost per action (CPA) requires users to click on an affiliate link and the network only pays if the user completes a required 'action', such as signing up for their subscription, take survey, download software, or filling a form. Udemy also offers a course on CPA marketing to optimize your revenue from it. There are at least 18 CPA affiliate networks to choose from.

23 Drop shipping

Drop shipping is a retail strategy wherein the seller does not keep the products that it sells. Instead, as soon as a buyer makes the purchase, the seller purchases it from a third party and has it directly shipped to the buyer. As a result, the merchant never sees or handles the product, but gets to keep the money. There are many benefits of drop-shipping over traditional retails. There is no inventory to manage. Less capital is required. It is easy to get started as you do not have to worry about warehouses, packing, shipping, tracking inventory and handling returns. And it can be done completely online.

People claim that making $10,000 per month by drop-shipping on some major platforms like Amazon, eBay or even your own website is something that is possible within 6-9 months of starting from scratch. Thinking about it, you probably just have to sell 7 units a day for $50 profit each and that's possible for big budget items. Moreover, with the advertising networks on these big sites, it is easy to be noticed, and if you offer really good service, fast processing and custom care, the buyers will be coming again.

There are many sites that take the hassle out of dropshipping and let you get started right away.

24 Work from home jobs

There are many jobs that you can do at home and these pay really well. In most cases, you do not need to travel or commute and entire task can be performed online.

25 Scan shopping receipts

Some stores want to know what you are buying and will pay you for informing them. Other companies want to pay you to buy certain items and would like to use the receipt scans as a proof of purchase. Either way, you make money by simply sending the receipts to these sites.

26 Sell wordpress themes

With so many blogs popping up everyday, selling wordpress themes can net you a cool $250 per month in the right niche. The narrower the niche, the lesser the competition, the more the money. You can make more money offering human support, but do not offer it unless you really mean it. Also, offering some free themes can attract an audience towards your portfolio and get the money pouring in. You can earn money by selling wordpress themes on these sites.

27 Sell leads

You can be paid for sending your visitors to other companies to check them out. Remember the doctor's offices that "refer" you to their friend. That's all they are doing anyways. Now you can do that online. You can make 1000's of dollars a month in revenue for doing so. It has been reported by a Nielsen study that 90% of visitors follow recommendations, so it makes sense to "recommend" a lead than to try and sell it. People tend to trust friends and expoerts/authorities on a subject. Note that advertisers are paying Google $60 per click, particularly in the case of lawyers. So recommending someone go a particular lawyer is definitely twice that much and if you do this online through an authoritative website, you stand to earn more. A lot of money can be made by referrals, but note that advertiser does not pay unless you generate a lead (or get the visitor to actually sign up). For a list of referral programs, check out our humongous list of referral programs that give boatloads of money.

References: http://www.incomeactivator.com/10520/How-To-Send-Leads-To-Companies.htm

28 Multi-level marketing

You can do this online nowadays since you can solicit people you know on social media and email. People you know, not strangers. While the top guys of the pyramid get richer, it is really painful at the bottom.

Some of the well-known multi-level marketing networks are:

  • Amway
  • Herablife
  • Nu Skin

29 Donations

If you have a blog, website, or any other online creative that people like to watch or visit, do not be ashamed of soliciting donations. You can be explicit with a donate button, or have subtle hints such as "buy me a coffee" or "buy me a beer" buttons that can then lead to your Paypal account or through the GoFundMe website, which works even if you do not have a website or blog of your own.

Do not expect much, but some money for merely setting up a donate button is not going to hurt.

30 Make money sharing free software

There are basically two ways. If you like developing software, share what you make with the rest of the world for free! And then either solicit donations via Flattr, or charge for customizations and support for people who love using the free software. There are people who have made a profession out of sharing free software and have been doing so for 10+ years.

Alternatively, you can also share your software for free, but bundle some paid and sponsored packages along with it. Google chrome, skype and many toolbars came to shared like that.

31 Make money advertising office space

You basically scout your local region for rentable office space and then post it into local classified. You get commission when a successful rental deal goes through. You do not have to leave home and most things can be done online. Check out details at Dale Rodgers

Alternatively, if you have empty office space available, even an empty desk, there might be takers for it. Post it on Hubble

32 Make money playing games

There are many ways you can make money playing games such as

  • Gold and Item farming, wherein, you hunt for virtual items that can be sold in-game to other players who do not want to hunt around.
  • Game testing, but before you get too excited, know that testing games as a profession is not particularly lucrative.
  • Unofficial guides and walkthroughs and then convert them into ebooks that can be sold on KillerGuides. People have been known to write 100+ pages of guides for the Lord of the rings games that have sold $29.99 a piece!
  • Recorded gameplay videos with commentary that you can monetize on Youtube with ads
  • Sell advanced characters on PlayerAuctions as there are potential buyers for fully loaded characters that you spend hours building up through hard work.

There are many sites which will let you earn significantly for just playing around.

33 Get paid to click

PTC sites, or paid to click sites are sites where you can join and get paid for viewing and clicking ads. If you work 5-7 minutes daily then you can earn $200 monthly from many of these sites. Beware of scamsters who require a fee for you join. Legit PTC sites are free to join and are listed here.

34 Get paid to watch videos

You love to watch videos. There are companies that will pay you for watching videos! Incredible, isn't it? There are many reasons why companies will shell out for getting people to watch videos.

  • Finding just the right snippet from old movies and shows that they need for their new production
  • Tag the movies and shows with appropriate keywords based on your observations in the videos
  • Play trivia games related to movies and TV-shows
  • Increase view counts for videos
  • Just be part of a quantitative analysis that runs in the background, while you watch what you watch anyways.

35 Invest with crowd-funding

Companies like to get crowdfunded for several reasons. In addition to the capital infusement that it brings, it also provides fantastic way to gain visibility and gain the crucial first customers. From the investor perspective, there are primarily two benefits. Most crowdfunded campaigns have a higher rate of return than what your checking or savings account can offer you. Moreover, you get to fund the ideas that matter to you, the ones that you would like to bring to the rest of the world but did not have the time. Check out our comprehensive list of crowdfunding companies.

36 Get paid to mystery shop

You pose as a customer at the store and then provide feedback to the company about how clean the store was or how cheerful and interactive the employees were. This is not really a sit-at-your-computer-and-earn-online approach, but the assignments are typically sent online.

A shopper can expect to receive between $5.00 and $75.00 for completing a shop, with the average shop paying a fee of $15.00 plus expenses.

Just make sure that if you have to pay to be a mystery shopper, most likely it is a scam. Do not pay to join any of these mystery shopping programs. An easy check is also to ensure that the company is part of the MSPA (Mystery Shopping Providers Association of North America). Check out our list of popular and legit websites that pay for mystery shopping.

37 Start an online forum

If you are passionate about a topic, you can start a forum around it and invite comments and posts from people who are equally interested in that topic. You can then monetize the forum by strategically placed ads, subscription fees, and other services. Several tools exist today to quickly set up a forum that interests you.

38 Get paid giving away free websites

This is a web design job with a twist. You utilize website building tools from hosting services such as Hostgator and give away the website for free to a user who does not know how to design the website using these tools. You get $125 from HostGator for merely 10 to 20 minutes of your time.

References: WarriorForum, Dale Rodgers

39 Write reviews

Product and service companies treasure user-reviews. In fact, it is known that a single positive user review is many times more effective than hours of commercials on TV or social media. No wonder, companies are willing to pay top dollars for reviews from influencers. Many companies like ContentBLVD, Review Stream, and many other websites pay yyou really well for writing and uploading reviews.

40 Freelance programmer or designer

You can make a lot of money offering your services as a freelance programmer or designer. There are many companies who need programmers for short stints and do not wish to hire full-time employees. There are so many costs associated with full-time employees: job postings alone cost $500 per week on popular job websites, then the interviews require tons of resources, high salaries sustained for a long time, office-space, and the perks and benefits. None of these with a freelance programmer, except maybe the interview, unless the programmer is well-recognized already. The paying rate is also quite high, and so is the demand. It is easy to make upwards of $100 per hour being a freelance programmer. It is not one among the ways to make money passively, since you will actually be busy-working for the hours that you bill your client. It can also be considered as a way to make money from home, since you are seldom required to travel to an actual physical office space. You receive the job and submit the deliverables over the internet. Many of the websites where you can apply to be a freelance programmer or designer list their users along with the hours worked, and you can easily see the huge amounts of money the seasoned programmer have already made.

41 Online auctions

Gather stuff that you do not need and sell it online via these auction sites to make some quick money. If you intend to make, then bargain hunt your neighborhood for stuf that you can sell online for a higher price at these auction sites.

42 User testing

Bad experiences on websites and apps, and in the real world, are'nt just frustrating for customers, they're costing companies millions of dollars a year. These companies will pay good money for objective third-party reviews of their website.

43 Get cashback for shopping online

Yes, there is a thing like that. If you purchase items through an affiliate (for example, portal A), and the portal A is an affiliate for store S, then store S pays A some commission. Affiliate A then shares some of its earnings with you. There are many websites that will pay you top dollars for just shopping through their links. So if you are anyways going to buy something, it is stupid to not go through them. Think of it as a discount applied to your shopping.

44 Be on a virtual jury

Some people will make money by being on virtual jury, to help a defense attorney try out a case on live people. Companies typically pay $10 to $60 to online jurors. There are many websites that will pay you to be a virtual juror.

45 Make money surfing the web

Some companies will pay you to just do what you do anyways, surf the web, searching the web and watching videos. Some of these will pay you cash and some will let you swap these out for vouchers from Amazon. As you will see in our long list of companies that will pay you to surf the web, these companies have paid quite some money to casual surfers in the last several years.

46 Cashback credit card

These credit cards pay you a proportion of every transaction as cash, so just use it for your normal spending, make sure you pay it off in full each month (avoiding interest) and you could earn 100s per year.

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