Making money online has become a reality and is simple for people to get started. For many the internet offers a way to generate a side income while others have made it their full time job.
For many, making money online from home is a dream, however after reading this in depth post on ways to make cash on the internet, it may become a reality for you. We have brushed aside the scams and outlined 110 legitimate ways to make money online including getting started with providing services and finding online jobs. While these jobs might not make you an internet millionaire, if executed correctly they can help you pay your bills and free you from your financial constraints.
Below is a list of the best ways to make money online in 2016.
Businesses can make substantial savings by employing freelancers to carry out work for them. Some projects require specialist skills, while others may be short term projects where employing a person with a certain skillset is simply not workable.
With the rise of the gig economy, paid salary jobs are becoming somewhat less common in some industries. As a result there are countless opportunities for freelancers to make a living by simply working from home.
Some of the most popular online freelancing jobs that you can apply for in 2016 include writing, graphic design, web development, software programming, software testing, customer services, data entry, web research, virtual assistant services, accounting transcription, translation and all areas of internet marketing.
Content is king when it comes to success online. Content marketing is essential for attracting leads on a website. As the average attention span of a typical person in 2015 was 8.25 seconds,
the need for high end quality content on websites is a necessity for online business success.
If you love writing and you are interested in a writing career online, you should consider your writing talents in what you write best.
3) Writing Blog Posts
People who own successful blogs that have a high rate of publications per day, outsource their work on a regular basis. The same can be said for small to medium size businesses who leverage content marketing to generate sales online.
If you are competent in writing in English, then you should sign up to freelancing websites such as Upwork or Fiverr. From there you can promote your talents on social media and create your own portfolio website.
There are other websites including iWriter and Textbroker that allow you to write for people who request articles to be written for their own websites. The more articles that you write on these websites the more money you can potentially earn.
4) Writing Ebooks
If you enjoy writing in depth on a particular topic you can promote yourself as an ebook writer rather than just a blog content creator. There is a demand for a range of different ebook types. Ebooks can be fiction or guides and can be used as a way to capture leads on a website or to sell on ebook marketplaces.
You can write ebooks to sell yourself or write for others. To publish an ebook yourself you can use Amazon or sign up to freelancing sites to find ebook writing requests.
With a huge growth in ebook downloads in the last 10 years, this is an area that has a huge potential for content creators to earn money online.
5) Writing Business Reports
Companies often use freelancers to write business reports for them. If you have experience in this line of work, it is something that you could try if you are looking to make extra money online.
You can approach companies directly by email or by dropping into their offices if they are located close to you. You can also advertise online and by signing up to freelancing websites.
Business reports often highlight work done by a company for a client or a report on market research.
6) Writing Press Releases
Press releases are a good way for a company to get positive PR for their business or to generate a buzz about a new service or product launch. Online and offline PR is very important for brand building and to connect with customers. In most cases businesses who use PR as a form of promotion will look for someone to do this for them.
If you have an interest in PR and you are competent in writing a press release for a company, then you should advertise your services in local business directories, free ad listings and on freelancing websites.
7) Writing Advertising and Sales Copy
Two areas in business that are likely to never disappear is advertising and sales. Advertising and sales go hand in hand to generate new business for companies big and small worldwide.
Even though in the past 5-10 years advertising and sales have gone digital, there is a need to create online advertising and sales copy for campaigns.
Should you be experienced in generating sales for your customers, you can earn money online by providing freelance advertising and/or sales copywriting.
8) Writing Advertising Scripts
Have you experience in online sales or telesales? If so it is very likely that you would have had to use a sales script including reactions to problems people would have with what you are selling.
Similarly if you have done storyboards for successful advertising campaigns, you can create a portfolio by setting up a website and getting in touch with other local businesses promoting your service.
Freelancing websites and free classifieds are a good way to promote your service for free and to start making a side income or find full time work from home.
9) Graphic Design
It is very likely that graphic design is an occupation that will have a long future. As companies used digital media as a way to grow their brand recognition, they need visuals and high end images to promote their business. This is where there are lots of opportunities for graphic designers.
This is one job that is perfect for a home business. If you have a powerful PC or laptop that can handle design programs such as Adobe Photoshop, then you can work from your own home.
Graphic designers normally find work online on freelancing websites and social media. Others simply knock on doors of businesses, cold calling. When they seal a deal they can simply carry out their work from home.
10) Logo Design
Every business needs a logo. A logo is what helps people recognize businesses and products. As a graphic designer, you can find a lot of logo design gigs online using your own website or using freelance websites and classifieds.
If you go down the route of getting your own website, you should have a portfolio of logos that you have designed in the past for your clients.
11) Designing Packaging
For industries who sell products in shops, packaging is an important factor in attracting sales. If you have experience in designing packaging, then you could potentially make a lot of money online with your skills and expertise. Simply great a website, optimise it to get found for “packaging design” and/or similar keyword terms and you can attract a lot of new business online.
Attractive and appealing packaging can really make a difference for sales of products and for this reason, businesses will spend capital on this area to get it right.
12) Creating Business Cards
Business Cards are still commonly used in business to business networking. Having a supply of business cards that are visually appealing can be the difference when attracting a sales leads.
A business card acts as a reminder for that person receiving to contact or make a purchase from the person who gave it. The quality and messaging of the card is highly important. If you can produce high quality business cards from your home, you can offer this as an online service.
13) Infographic Design
Infographics are a popular method of content marketing, however they are time consuming to produce. For this reason, marketers would outsource this type of work to a graphic designer. If you are a graphic designer, you are competent at creating infographics and enjoy it, then this could be a great opportunity for you to make money online.
Marketers often use freelancing websites such as Fiverr and Freelancer for this type of work. If you are serious about selling these type of services online, then you should sign up to these freelancing websites.
14) Making Website Banners
Brands need to connect and reconnect with potential, current and existing customers on their social media pages and websites. For this reason, they need to keep their pages looking fresh.
If you are good at designing visually appealing banners and cover photos for Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus, then this is an area which you can earn a good income from. Website banner creation is a good way to make money online.
It is important that you understand the audience of a business on social media, such as Facebook. The amount of engagement a social media page receives with your banner will be the basis of your success.
Ecommerce stores often have sliders, special offer banners and new product banners on their websites which they often change. If you are looking to make money online creating website banners then e-commerce is a target customer, that you should look at.
15) Advertising Collateral
Creating advertising collateral takes into consideration some of the creative ways to make money online as listed above including logo design, packaging, business cards, banners. If you win a contract to design all of a company’s advertising collateral, then you could be in for a big windfall of cash. If you can secure a job like this, it will help you to expand your portfolio and help you generate new business in the future.
16) Web Development
If have coding skills or are competent in building a content management system, then you could potentially have endless opportunities open to you. Lets face it, in the future, 90% of all businesses are going to need a website. Websites go out of date in 2-5 years. Websites are vulnerable to hacking and when hacked will more than likely need a rebuild.
That is only a part of it.
Blogging has become a great way to make money online and professional bloggers need websites, website updates and upgrades.
Making a side income from a website can easily be done through building affiliate websites and online shops.
Charities, information boards, communities all have and in most cases need a website.
With such a demand for high quality websites, it is essential that you provide excellently designed websites, that are 99.99% secure and you provide a level of customer service that your clients will not leave you.
17) Ecommerce Web Development
The web is a source of information but it is also becoming a marketplace to buy anything you want. For this reason, if you can build an ecommerce website with a Magento, Open Cart, Prestashop or Woocommerce using WordPress then there is a huge potential as more and more retailers are selling their products online.
18) Website Flipping
Website flipping is essentially building websites to sell or buying a website, improving it and selling to on again. In most cases to earn a profit, you need your website to make money. For every dollar extra your website earns a month, the more your website will be worth. This has been a great make money from home opportunity in recent times for many web developers.
19) Selling Websites On Flippa
Flippa is a website marketplace where most website flipping happens online. For an idea of how much money you can make on website flipping, check out the website and see how much people have made in the past from selling websites.
With Flippa, you can build starter sites to sell but you can also sell established sites for excellent prices.
20) Domain Flipping
Domain flipping works the same as website flipping. You buy a domain, you sell it again at a profit. Sounds easy but it is not!
Domain flipping works well when you register a domain that is closely related to a craze or a popular product that sells well online.
In other cases you can bid on domains in online auctions that are highly niche or have high PR backlinks pointing to the domain. To get started on domain flipping head to Godaddy or Namejet to start registering domains.
21) Software Programming
If you have experience in software programming you have many avenues available to you for making money online. You could offer to create custom software for businesses by advertising your services online with your own website or on freelancing websites.
Alternatively if you can create software that you think you can sell, then set up an ecommerce website or a set up subscriptions so that you can generate extra revenue.
22) Software Testing
Technology companies pay people to test their software before deploying it or selling it to their customers. To keep down costs companies often outsource this work rather than having to hire a person full time and pay them a wage.
If you have experience in software testing and development, then this could be a way for you to make extra money online. To find this type of work, why not get in touch with local tech companies, ask about software testing vacancies and let them know of your intentions. You can also advertise on classifieds websites for this type of service.
23) Virtual Assistant Services
Virtual assistants essentially carry out basic to technical office work for businesses remotely from a home or another office. Virtual assistants (or VA’s) are in many cases an essential element for small business growth. This type of work is perfect for stay at home moms who had a career in business but would rather work from home making money online and look after the kids.
Virtual assistant jobs can range from anything to data entry, customer services, telephone answering, emailing, transcription, bookkeeping and accounting, just to name a few.
To become a virtual assistant and find work, you can use old contacts, join freelance websites and/or set up your own website.
24) Data Entry
Data entry jobs are popular online and normally businesses would employ data entry clerks on a temporary basis. Today data entry work is carried out by virtual assistants who work remotely from home.
Data entry covers a lot of tasks from simple typing including copying scanned documents and typing them into a Word document, creating databases and collating analytical data. Companies who need documents transferred quickly would normally hire from freelance websites rather than post a job vacancy.
If you are interested in a career in this line of work, why not think about setting up your own website and get one step ahead of your competition.
25) Customer Services
Companies worldwide outsource their customer services to people in different countries to deal with customer phone calls rather than set up another office in those countries. In some cases, businesses may sell a service or product to a certain country as there may be a need for it. In this situation, companies sometimes will hire a person to be on call to answer the phone. A company may also need a customer services representative who can speak a certain language to work for this.
This type of job usually involves getting paid per phone call and/or per hour which the customer service advisor has been carrying out their tasks from home. For this reason it makes great business sense to outsource this type of work.
26) Telephone Answering
Telephone answering works similar to customer services. A business may hire a VA to take phone calls while they are not available. Phone calls will be routed to a VA’s office or home phone while they are employed.
At the end of the day, the VA would email all the enquiries so that the business owner can later follow them up. This is a service that sole trader businesses would look for.
To look for this type of job, you should probably gather a database of sole traders/ one man operation businesses in your area and target those people from there. If you have a good telephone manner, this is a job that can make you a lot of money online.
25) Web research
Web research is a job that has a broad meaning. It can entail gathering databases of businesses from an industry or in a local area to looking up specific facts or figures for a business research report.
Those who are experts in a particular field can also advertise their knowledge and offer their services through setting up a personal blog while others can get paid for answering questions on website such as experts123.com.
If you are a qualified accountant, you can make more money from home by offering freelance accountancy services. Make sure that you consult with the accountancy governing body in your country or state to ensure that you are allowed to do so.
Businesses will need their accounts taken care of to make sure all tax returns are up to date and all invoices sent and received have been paid.
If you are interested in doing part time accounting from home you can simply advertise your services online.
Translation services are a popular way to make money online as businesses break into new markets across borders. If you can speak English and you are fluent in another language, both in speaking and writing, you may find temporary and maybe full time work online.
Businesses create language specific websites tailored to their customers and need translators to do this work for them. Email copy for potential meetings and customer services may also be required.
If you are looking to make money online as a translator, always check online on job boards for temporary jobs. In many cases, they will be work from home opportunities.
Transcribers make make money online on freelance sites and on transcription websites. This is a perfect job to work from home if you are good at listening and can type accurately.
This is a good business to start if it interests you. There are many opportunities in this line of work as business people and even bloggers sometimes record themselves speak and get transcribers to quickly transcribe so that they can publish their ideas or next blog post.
As a transcriber you could become a leader in your field in your local area by setting up your own website or sign up to transcription websites.
Transcription websites are free to sign up for, however, it will take some time for you to really start earning a living. TranscribeMe and QuickTate are two websites that will help you earn money at home as a transcriber.
29) Legal Advice
If you are a legal professional, you can make money online by providing legal advice. If you a qualified to practice in your jurisdiction you can set up online clinics to provide legal advice to people for a fee.
You can do this by setting up a website or advertise in your local area online or in newspapers. Next you could set up a payment area on your website and use a service such as Skype or Join.me to start a meeting to help out clients.
Legal advice work could also include reviewing contracts on a freelance basis which you can advertise online.
30) Internet Marketing
You can be an internet marketer for yourself, setting up your own website or blog and monetise it or you can offer your services for other businesses.
With the rise of content marketing and the need for information online, there are countless opportunities for people to make money as an internet marketer selling their own products for promoting the products of others and earning commissions.
Outsourced internet marketing is becoming a flooded market online with so many “seo gurus” out there spamming people, they are giving the industry a bad name. The good thing for honest marketers is the fact that businesses need online marketing to get new customers.
Below are some of the ways in which you can make money online as an internet marketer:
31) SEO Reviews
Getting rankings on search engines, traffic to websites and new leads is the aim of the game when it comes to internet marketing.
The problem is, it is not easy to get ranking on search engines, especially at the top for a competitive keyword. For this reason, as an experienced digital marketer, you could provide website audits for a fee to help people better understand why their websites are not ranking properly.
32) Search Engine Optimization
So many people say they can do it, but I rarely see it! Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the most cost effective way to generate new business leads, customers and sales for products. If you can optimise websites that will generate positive results for customers, then your services are much needed today to help business get ranking on search engines such as Google.
The 2 best ways to get SEO jobs is either having your own digital marketing website which is ranking for your services in your local area or by word of mouth.
Sadly there are a lot of SEO scams out there and trust is essential to attain work as an SEO. If you rank Number 1 for your services, then people can see you are good at what they do. Word of mouth referrals are also important for trust and is essential for this line of work.
33) Pay Per Click Advertising
Pay per click advertising or PPC is a great way to generate new business leads, however, if done wrong, it can be very costly for a business.
If you are experienced in PPC advertising and you have a good track record of generating leads and sales, you can definitely find this type of work online. You can undertake training with Google Adwords and you can become a verified Google Adwords partner. This will help to build trust among your potential customers.
To find this type of work online, you should set up a digital marketing website or use freelance websites. Beware that you will have fierce competition on the freelance websites and you may often be undercut on price for most jobs.
34) Landing Page Creation and Optimization
A landing page is often the most important page on a website to secure a lead or a sale. Landing pages and sometimes called squeeze pages are basic but to the point pages that people would land on after clicking a PPC ad or a Facebook ad.
Designing these pages to convert a lead is an art in itself. If you have experience in this field, you can get in touch with other marketing agencies, offering this service or optimise your own digital marketing website for landing page keywords.
35) Social Media Management
Social media management has become an integral part of a company’s digital marketing strategy. Not only can you generate new business leads from social media but it is essential for providing customer services. In many cases for small to medium enterprises, they outsource their social media. That is where the opportunities arise from freelance social media managers.
The best way to generate new business as a social media manager is to set up your own website or simply get in touch with your target customers by visiting their offices or phoning them. You can charge a monthly fee to manage that company’s social media and is the perfect way to work from home.
36) Social Media Promotion
If you are a social media influencer with a large social media following, then you can make money online by doing sponsored social media posts. Businesses use influencers to promote their products or services to new customers to generate new leads and sales.
If you have a large following on social media, you should consider doing some PR to help business owners understand what you can do for them. You can also look at setting up your own website and also get in touch with business owners to purchase your services.
36) Email Marketing
For many industries and indeed bloggers, email marketing is an essential source of lead and traffic generation. When someone signs up to receive your email updates, it means that they are interested in your content, they trust you, and that they want more of what you got to give. For this reason, email marketing can earn people a lot of money.
If you want to earn money online with email marketing, there are a few ways in which you can do this. You could start your own blog on a particular niche and set up lead forms such as those using the Sumome email lead forms. If you have experience of making money through email marketing and creating emails that will convert, then you can offer this service to businesses.
Businesses need help in many cases to create emails, simply because most their emails businesses today send out are about themselves, not about their customers needs. That’s where they need outsourced services to help generate new businesses. All you need is a good portfolio, an example of results that you have achieved and you can cold call or indeed email potential businesses that you feel you could work with.
When it comes to ranking high on search engines such as Google, backlinks and content are the most important ranking factors. If you are a professional SEO and you can create high authority backlinks that work, then you can make a lot of money online. Most businesses need high rankings on search engines in order to generate leads. For this reason, they need professionals who can create backlinks on an ongoing basis in order to remain at the top of search results.
As there are so many people offering cheap backlinks to spam websites online, it is important that you do something different. Just look at Brian Dean, he is regarded as the best backlinking expert in the world. The way he became known was through blogging with highly in depth content on this own blog and posting on high authority SEO blogs. As a result, this guy even turns down $1000 an hour work.
38) Guest Posting
Guest posting links in with backlinking. If you have access to high authority websites, including blogs, .edu/.gov blogs or online news sites, then you could start offering guest posts on these sites for a fee. The more authoritative the blog and if you can give a do-follow backlink, you can charge whatever fee you want.
For an example, the cheapest guest post to the Huffington post on Fiverr is around $400* (in May 2016).
Good old telesales still works for generating new leads for a business. It is however getting overshadowed by online marketing activities. For this reason, telemarketing companies are outsourcing their work to other countries and to freelancers. If you love selling on the phone and you have a good telephone manner, then this could be the perfect job for you.
To find this type of work online, simply go to freelance websites and list your services. You can also get in touch with businesses that advertise telesales services to offer your services for outsourcing. This way you may get the chance to work from home and provide that business with a solution to save money.
40) Work on Freelancer
Freelancer has been mentioned a lot so far in this post. It is probably the best, at least the second best freelance website that you can find online. If you are looking for new work opportunities and want to work from home, this is a website that you should sign up for.
Freelancer offers work in all areas of content creation and IT. If you are capable of providing work to a high standard for customers worldwide, then you stand a great chance of getting work on this website.
Signing up to the website is rigorous and you may even have to do a competency test. Once you complete your sign up, you can then tender for jobs. People and indeed businesses list work that is needed on this site, so you will have to pitch why they should choose you. Remember to focus on the requests of the customers rather than rhyming off why you are great at what you do!
41) Provide Services on Upwork
Upwork, works pretty much the same as Freelancer. Upwork was formerly known as eLance before they took over Odesk. As a result, the company rebranded as Upwork.
Services on offer include a wide range of content, IT, telemarketing and marketing work. You must pitch for work and when you succeed the rewards can be great.
You can set your hourly pay but your ratings on this site are important. It is worth promoting yourself on social media and in business listings to increase your chances of getting work on this site and making money online from home.
42) People Per Hour
People Per Hour is a freelancing website that caters for a wide range of job fields including odd jobs. Unlike other freelance websites you can apply for and offer different types of jobs in different fields. For example, you may be able to offer web design and at the same time, offer a translation service.
One of the downsides to this website is that it does not have a great reputation because of its payment problems and high commission rate of 18.5% on earnings over $500. This site however is a decent starting place if you are looking for work online for the first time.
Fiverr is a freelance website where people offer various services from just $5. Generally services are charged from $5-1000 but you must reach different seller levels to be able to charge more for your services. Fiverr will take 20% of your earnings for each gig completed.
This is a good freelancing website to get started on offering your services to make money online.
44) 99 Designs
99 Designs is an online logo, website and graphic design marketplace. Designers can sign up to this website and they can earn money from using it. When you sign up, you will become a community member. When 99Designs receive a brief from a customer, they will pot the project to the community. The community members then design the logo and then the customer picks which one they prefer and the logo they pick, the creator will earn money from it.
This website if mainly for freelance software developers and designers. You can sign up for free to this website but you will have to go through screening processes to succeed.
Dribble is a well known website that has lots of jobs available for designers to apply for. On this website you can find remote work from large multi-national companies.
Textbroker is a website that will pay you to write articles for people. Signing up to this website requires that you do a test article to show your competency in writing English articles. It can take a month to 3 months to get accepted to write for this website.
iWriter is a similar website to Textbroker and will pay you to write articles. It is a good place to start writing and to test your skills. The site does not pay you much until you achieve a positive rating of over 4 stars after completing a set number of articles you will progress up the levels to get higher paid writing requests.
You can also pay to be a premium writer. This will fast track you to apply to write higher paid articles. We Do Not recommend that you do this. iWriter also has an affiliate program that authors can apply to join for free. You will earn money when you refer other people to sign up and pay to get articles written.
Guru is a popular freelancing website with over 1.5 million worldwide users with over 3.4 million services available. While the site is popular it does not have as many positive reviews online from past customers and sellers.
The site has a straightforward sign up process and offers easy payment options so you can make money online.
Blogging can be a great way to generate extra income online. There are many bloggers worldwide who are making a living from their blogs and in some cases they have become media agencies.
To be successful as a blogger, it is important to have a passion for what you write about. This will help you stay motivated and write content that would interest your audience.
51) Affiliate Marketing
As a blogger, one of the most used methods of monetizing a blog is through affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is essentially promoting products or services of other companies in the content of your blog, which you will earn a commission each time a person makes a purchase after clicking on an affiliate link on your website.
ShareaSale is one of the most respected names online when it comes to affiliate marketing. They have offers from over 300 merchants from a wide range of niches including business services, webmaster services, fashion, lifestyle and much more. The company will pay their affiliates on time on the 20th of each month or first Monday after the 20th should it fall on a Saturday or Sunday
53) Commission Junction
Commission Junction or CJ are a well known affiliate marketplace. Their offers are more limited when compared to ShareaSale, however they are still a good alternative.
There are many bloggers who are making money online with Clickbank however most offers are commissions for sales only. Clickbank have thousands of products for people to promote and offer many opportunities to make money. There are many scammers selling items on this site so research what you are promoting to stay on the safe side.
55) Amazon Associates
Amazon Associates is a simple affiliate program to join for free. You can promote virtually any product you like on your blog or just place a banner on your website and earn commissions for any purchases people make clicking through your links.
56) eBay Partner Network
The eBay Partner Network offers you countless opportunities to earn an income online by promoting one of the largest online marketplaces in the world.
Linkshare by Rakuten is a popular affiliate network among fashion bloggers and related industries. Founded in 1996, the company is one of the most established affiliate websites that you can find online.
58) CPA Marketing
CPA marketing better or cost per action marketing is the best way to monetize a blog. With CPA marketing, you will earn money when people carry out a certain action, such as signing up for an offer, downloading an app or entering a competition.
You can find this type of marketing offer by signing up to CPA marketing networks.
Maxbounty is a popular CPA marketing network offering a wide range of offers for affiliates to promote. Getting accepted to this affiliate site can be rather difficult.
A popular network offering a wide range of offers, however, they are not the easiest network get accepted into. If you do not sign up under a referrer, you will have to produce evidence that you have made money for other marketing networks.
61) Adscend Media
A good CPA network that offer a wide range of solutions for your website and apps. This network is easy to join and get accepted. They also pay on time and offer solutions including offerwalls.
62) Adwork Media
Adwork Media is the best CPA network to join for free. The process is easy as long as you sign up under a referrer. They have solutions to monetize you content on your website and apps including offerwalls, content lockers and more.
63) Become an affiliate for independent companies
If you would rather promote a certain brand, you can do so by visiting their website(s) to see if they recruit affiliates. By dealing directly as an affiliate for a company, you may be able to get better commission rates.
Hostgator is a website hosting company that offer one of the best paying web host affiliate programs. Affiliates of this website can earn from $50 up to $125 for each customer that they sign up.
65) Become Affiliate for Credit Card Providers
Credit card affiliate programs are a great way to earn money online because they are among the best paying affiliate programs. Some credit card companies pay per lead while others pay per sale. It is best to research credit card companies that offer affiliate programs to ensure you get the best commissions from your referrals.
66) Become Affiliate for Loan companies
Similar to the credit card companies, loan companies also offer high lead and sales commissions for your referrals. You can look at signing up for general loan companies, debt consolidation companies and payday loan companies.
67) Make money with ads on your website
If you have a blog, you can make money from it by displaying ads. It is essential however that you have a lot of traffic coming to your blog on a monthly basis, ads can definitely make you some extra money online.
There are two ways that you can make money with ads on your website. You can sign up to an ad network or offer advertising space on your website and charge your own weekly or monthly fee.
Ad networks that pay money per click on ads on your website include Google Adsense, Media.net and Infolinks.
68) Google Adsense
When it comes to pay per click adverts for your website, Google Adsense is the best paying ad network. The application for Adsense is pretty straight forward, you must also place a dummy ad on your website for verification. However, it can be difficult to get accepted.
Media.net is an ad network for blogs by Yahoo. The network also pay well but are not as reliable as Google Adsense.
Infolinks is another ad network that pays bloggers to run ads on their websites. Bloggers get paid for clicks on ads. The ads by Infolinks are unique in that they are contextual and appear within the text of your page. They can be somewhat intrusive, and they so not pay as much as Google Adsense.
71) Banner Advertising Space On Your Website
If you have a substantial following on social media, a large subscriber list and a lot of traffic on a monthly basis to your website, you can provide offer your banner advertising on your website. You can do this by setting up information on your about page or creating an advertising section on your website.
How much you charge per week, per month or per thousand impressions is wholly up to you.
72) Sponsored Guest Posts
If your website is an authoritative one with good backlinks pointing towards your website, then you can offer paid guest posts to other bloggers. As Google are tightening up their algorithms, it is getting harder for bloggers and webmasters to generate good backlinks to improve their search engine rankings, guest posts are a good way to do just that.
How much you can charge, depends on how authoritative your website is. This can be measured through page rank, page authority and domain authority. The higher it is, the more you can charge per post.
73) Post Sponsored Infographics
If you own an authoritative blog you can offer posting infographics with a backlink as a service. You can charge money for posting infographics that others create on your website with a link to that person’s website or blog. How much you can charge depends on how authoritative your website is.
74) Paid Product Reviews
If you have a product review website, you can offer paid product reviews as a service. People who have a new product will look for PR to get their product noticed. The larger your following in terms of email subscribers and social media the more you can charge.
75) Sell Ebooks
Selling ebooks online is a popular way for online entrepreneurs to generate an income. eBook sales continue to and with so many online marketplaces, there are many opportunities for people to earn a living by selling ebooks. eBooks can be sold online via Amazon Kindle, Payhip, Smashwords, Kobo and many more.
76) Create A Paid Access Membership Website
Are you an expert in a particular topic? You you have content that people are willing to pay for? You can generate an income online by creating your own paid access membership website. With this website you can charge a monthly fee to allow people to access your content.
77) Make Money From List Building
If you have been looking online on ways to make money online, you may have read about list building. List building is getting people to subscribe to your blog for updates on your latest posts or to receive offers. The more subscribers you have the more you can get people back to your website, get more impressions on your ads and more views on your products or offers.
78) Offer List Building Consultancy
If you know the techniques of building a list for a website or blog, you can offer list building consultancy as a service for other bloggers or business owners. One way to promote this service is by creating a blog dedicated to list building. This way you can show that you are an expert in this field and it will become free advertising for your services. As a list building consultant you can offer advice for a fee.
79) List Building Services
If you are an expert on list building you can provide list building services for bloggers and business owners. As list building is a way to generate an income, people are willing to pay for list building experts to implement subscriber conversion strategies on their websites.
80) Creating Email Databases
Are you good at gathering contact information and placing that information into an excel document? Businesses such as telemarketing companies gather email databases in order to start selling by phone or by email marketing. To get these databases they often hire freelancers to gather this data for them. If this data entry job is something that interests you, you can find it online on job boards and freelance websites.
81) Sell Your Own Products
Have you designed your own product? Did you create software that can add value for people? Online is the best place to sell your own products. You can do this by setting up your own e-commerce shop or by selling your items on online marketplaces.
82) Sell PLR Items
PLR items or Private Label Rights are rebrandable products that you can buy and sell on at a profit. These items were highly popular 10 years ago but depending on the quality of the item, they can still make you money today.
PLR items come in the form of ebooks, software and videos which you can put you can claim full ownership and resell at a profit.
83) Trade Stocks Online
There is a considerable risk attached to trading stocks both offline and online so this is an opportunity that you will need to take a lot of consideration before trying.
You should learn how the stocks work and you should learn how to trade before investing money.
There are several websites online where you can set up an account and start trading including ETorro, Scottrade and Etrade.
ETorro is a social trading platform that allows you to start forex trading. Set up in 2010 the platform, traders are able to follow trading strategies of peers. The site offers a demo account and there are also tutorials on how to start trading. This site does come with a high level of risk!
Scottrade is a reliable stock trading website that offers quality customer service and is a good place to start if you are an investor. Scottrade also have an app making it easy to trade while on the go.
You should also be aware that this site like all trading sites have a high level of risk.
E*Trade is one of the best known online brokerage websites that you can find online today. The site is user friendly and are rather competitive on price. Again like all other stock trading websites you will be at risk of losing money if you do not know how the stock market works.
87) Peer To Peer Lending
Peer to peer lending (P2P lending) is a way to invest your money by lending it to individuals or businesses online via P2P lending companies. These services are run entirely online therefore they do not have the same levels of overheads comparing to traditional banking institutions. As a result you can expect to receive a higher return. In short, the industry matches people who have money to invest with individuals and businesses who need a loan.
P2P lending does not have the same level of regulation when compared to other financial institutions. As a result there is more risk associated with this type of investing.
P2P lending works by investing an initial lump sum of money and investing periodic payments on a monthly basis for up to a year to 5 or 10 years. Once you invest your money you will not be able to get it back until the agreed investment timeframe has lapsed.
88) Lending Club
Lending Club is one of the best known P2P lenders in the US. They offer investors 3-6% on their investment. Like all P2P lending, there are considerable risks attached to using these services to generate an income online.
There are a number of requirements that you need to fulfil before you can make an application to join Lending Club as an investor including being a US resident and having a gross income of over $70,000.
Zopa is a UK based peer to peer lending company. They match investors with people looking for loans. Zopa are said to be a company that is very careful about who they lend to, however you must remember that there is risk involved with this type of method to earn cash online.
Prosper are a P2P lending company offering returns from 4.3% to 11% based on the level of risk you are willing to invest in. Like other P2P companies, you must assess your options before investing in P2P lending. Prosper is currently only open to those living in the US.
91) Get Paid For Searching The Web With Qmee
You can earn money by installing a web browser on your PC with Qmee and you will get paid for using it and shopping online. Qmee works in the background of your desktop and will show you results on the side of your screen when you search for items that you are looking for on Google. You will earn cash when you buy a product advertised on the sidebar when you click through the ad. Qmee also offers surveys.
92) Get Paid To Test Websites
Do you know a thing or two about websites and user experience? If you have a good attention to detail you can get paid to test websites. There are websites that pay you to test websites however you can make more money by advertising your services on freelancing websites and social media. You could also reach out to website development companies to offer your services to help them provide quality websites.
93) Get Paid To Test Apps
High end app developers require people to test their apps by users who can identify bugs and to assess apps. If you have experience with Android or iOS apps you can offer your services on freelancing sites or get in touch with app developers.
UserTesting is a website that pays testers to test websites or apps. You will get $10 per completed test. UserTesting pay via PayPal when you visit a website or use an app, complete the required tasks and create a 20 minute video with your thoughts on what you have tested.
95) Get Paid To Watch Videos
If you love watching videos, there are a number of websites that you pay you to watch videos. Some websites that pay you include Swagbucks and QuickRewards. The videos that you get paid to watch are sponsored. Depending on the website, you will get paid points for each video or you may have to watch 10 videos in a row to get your points.
96) Get Paid To Websites
Get paid to websites (GPT) are free to sign up to websites that pay you to do surveys, read emails, watch videos, shop online and sign up to free offers. Some of the best paying websites include QuickRewards, UniqueRewards, UniqPaid and Swagbucks. Most GPT websites use a coin credit method of earning. These coins can then be redeemed for prizes and cash.
QuickRewards are the best if not, one of the best GPT websites that you can sign up to for free.
This GPT site is open for people in the US, Canada and UK only. They offer great rewards for playing games, watching videos, doing surveys and shopping online.
UniqueRewards are similar a leading GPT website that is open to most countries and offer rewards for reading emails, signing up for free offers, listening to the radio, clicking on ads and shopping online.
They have one of the most rewarding referral programs, therefore it is a great site if you have a lot of friends with similar interests.
UniqPaid is another great GPT site that allows you to earn instant cash and you can even cash out on your first day of signing up! All countries are accepted to this website.
You will get paid for signing up for free offers, reading emails, completing paid tasks and online shopping. You can cash out via PayPal even if you made just $0.01.
Swagbucks is probably the best known of all GPT websites. You will receive credits for taking surveys, watching videos, playing games, signing up to free offers and doing daily polls.
Your credits (SB’s) can then be traded for PayPal cash, gift cards or for various products.
101) Get Paid To Shop
Did you know that you can get paid to shop online? How this works is, you sign up to get paid to websites or use get paid to apps. When you click on the links to your favourite shops you will get paid a commission or rebate on your purchases. Websites that pay you to shop including Ebates and Mr. Rebates.
Ebates is a good website to pay you to shop. It is a free website and you will receive a commission on purchases that you make when you click through from the Ebates site to the online store.
103) Mr. Rebates
Mr. Rebates are a free website for you to sign up to. They are among the best paying websites to get paid to shop.
You can also get free coupons to save money on your shopping online.
104) Get paid to listen to music
Do you love listening to music? Did you know that there are websites that pay you to listen to music. SliceThePie is a one website that will pay you to listen to tracks and review them.
SliceThePie will pay you to listen to tracks and review them. You can get paid $0.01 to $0.20 per review of the songs that you listen to. The key to using this website is to leave comprehensive reviews and increase your rank as a reviewer.
As your rank goes up, so does your payment potential.
106) Sell Photos Online
If you are a photographer or you take pictures as a hobby you can make money online by selling your photographs. There are many ways that you can do this including selling photos on stock photography websites or selling images on your own website.
Bloggers and webmasters require royalty free images to enhance their content. You can sell the rights to people to use your images for a fee.
107) Sell Photos With iStockPhotos
iStockPhotos is a stock photography website that allows you to sell your photos as royalty images. For each sale some of the fee will go to iStockPhotos. It is a good place to start making money selling stock photos online.
108) Answer paid surveys
There are a lot of websites that pay you for taking surveys online. This is one of the most common ways to make money online. There are however many scam survey sites that will not pay you and others that charge you a fee to sign up.
The best paid survey sites include ACOP and PanelPlace. Both websites are free to sign up to and pay their panel members on time.
American Consumer Opinion or ACOP is a leading survey panel that pays their panel members up to $50 per survey. Despite what the name suggests, ACOP is open to people worldwide to sign up including the US, Canada and UK.
The website is free to sign up to for free.
PanelPlace is one of the highest paying international survey panels. One of the benefits of using this survey panels that you can answer many surveys from other survey panels. This means that you will receive more survey invites and increase your chances of earning.
Those are the 110 best ways to make money online. If you are looking to make some extra money on the side, why not try some of the ways above.