Top 10 ways to Make Money Online

We spend a fortune online, buying stuff at one  time from gadgets to accessories to clothing, and booking events at other times. However, are we aware that Internet can help us make money online too? Yes, hundred ways are there to earn fast cash online. Although I am enlisting a few, say, the Top 10 ways amongst them. Tried and tested, these certainly fill your pockets.

Affiliate Marketing

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One of the best ways to make money online is to affiliate yourself with Affiliate Marketing.

What is it ?

Affiliate Marketing is the process of promoting products or services of other companies or manufacturers on your website, blog or social media platform. There are countless merchants surfacing over the web that offer you to signup and promote their products. Amazon, Flipkart, ClickBank, Commission Junction, Share A Sale are a few names in the list.

How to do it ?

  • First and foremost step is to figure out the products or services, your friends or contacts would be interested in. Additionally, if you have a website or blog, then the products should be content-related.
  • Secondly, register yourself and partner with the chosen companies as an affiliate. The company will provide you with an affiliate link upon finishing registration.
  • Spread the link on your platform and get a commission on every purchase of the product/service through your link.

What are the Prerequisites ?

The only essential prerequisite is your good social presence.

Online Surveys

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Get paid for filling out online surveys without leaving the comfort of your home. Yet another way to make easy money online.

What is it ?

Research giants often roll out surveys to get feedback on their products or services. These surveys are basically in the form of questionnaires and are usually sent to user through e-mail. Most importantly, companies allure users to fill these forms by paying them for their valuable time and opinion.

How to do it ?

  • Look for the best survey panel that covers the topic of your interest.
  • Register a free account with their website and fill in your profile information. After receiving your details, the company will email you the surveys matching your interest.
  • Finally, take time to fill these surveys and you get paid when you successfully complete.

Click here to find the Top 10 best paid Surveys.

What are the Prerequisites ?

You need to have good knowledge on the topic, product or service that you have chosen.


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An increasingly popular way to make money online is through Freelancing.

What is it ?

Freelancing involves the practice of creating online content or working online from your own place on short-term basis. All you need is expertise on a task in demand. Be it basic like writing and typing, or specific like web designing, programming, graphic designing and digital marketing, you can sell your service to numerous small or big companies.

How to do it ?

  • Firstly, look out for a niche on freelance sites like Upwork, Freelancer, 99Designs, Fiverr, SolidGigs or WorkNHire. These sites provide you with ready clients for your service.
  • Reach out to your clients through email, LinkedIn, or other platforms and crack a deal with them.

What are the Prerequisites ?

Have a skill that is in demand and worth marketing.

Build a Blog/Website

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Blogging or creating your own website can prove to be another incredible way to make money online.

What is it ?

Blogging is the act of writing a blog i.e. a website where the content is presented in form of posts that appear in reverse chronological order (newer posts on the top). The only difference between a blog and a website is that blogs are to be updated with new content on a regular basis. So, it doesn’t really matter if you are creating a blog or a website, as long as you are generating money out of it.

How to do it?  

  • Above all, search for an appropriate niche and pick the right domain name. You can take help of  Domain Registrars like Bluehost or GoDaddy.
  • Look out for a reliable web hosting company like Bluehost, Kinsta, to host your website.
  • Choose a platform to build your blog or website on. WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr are some of the examples.
  • Create unique, excellent content and update your blog daily.
  • Promote your blog over social media platforms or through email marketing to get some traffic to your blog.

How to make money online from a blog ?

There are multiple methods to make money out of your blog. These include :

  1. Go in for Affiliate Marketing (explained above).
  2. Create and place Ads using programs like Google AdSense, Infolinks, or
  3. Write sponsored posts containing review of an advertised product or service with a link to the associated company. Companies offer and pay for such promotional posts.
  4. Sell digital products that would interest your readers like eBooks, Online courses, Images, Apps or themes.
  5. Sell memberships to dedicated corners of your website like forums, job boards (if there are any).

What are the Prerequisites ?

  • Flair for writing.
  • Dedicated time for your blog.

Entertain or educate through YouTube

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You are all aware about the leading video blogging platform, YouTube. A smart way to make money online is by creating a YouTube channel.

What is it ?

A YouTube channel is a personal page that is assigned to a user on signing in. This home page displays the user’s information as in the account name, a personal description, thumbnails of the public videos uploaded, user’s subscribers and the people subscribed to. However, the page comes to be called a channel once the user starts uploading videos.

How to do it ?

  • Firstly, choose a genre for your video. The folk-favorites are Entertainment or Education. For instance, people browse a lot over YouTube for how-to-do videos, comedy or prank clips, web series, how-to-cook videos, product reviews and much more.
  • Secondly, use your Google account (if any) to sign in and personalize your channel by selecting a unique and memorable username. Further, add some more details like the targeted country and a link to your blog (if you have any).
  • Next, use a high-quality camera to record a nice video and upload it. Add a catchy description and relevant tags to your video.
  • Put your content very frequently and build an audience. Promote your channel on Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms.
  • Apply for the YouTube Partner Program once you reach the 1,000 subscribers mark and start monetizing your videos.
  • Finally, upon approval, include ads in your video and for every 1000 views, you earn $2-$4.

What are the Prerequisites ?

  • A high-quality DSLR or smartphone camera.
  • Unique, useful and attention-grabbing thought behind the video


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Monetize your free time Micro-working, it has become one of the easiest ways to make money online with your skills without getting up from your couch.

What is it ?

There are numerous tasks online that do not require much time and help you make money. These tasks are called Micro-jobs. Data Entry, Web research, Rating search results, Filling forms, Placing comments, Writing or translating small articles are a few in the list. You get rewarded on completing the task quickly in the form of cash via third-party apps like PayPal.

How to do it ?

  • Look out for a website that offers micro-jobs. For example, ClickWorker, Fiverr, SEOClerk, Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, Microworkers, and GigWalk.
  • Register a free account and take the basic skill test program.
  • On the basis of your score, you will be allotted a micro-job.
  • Finish it fast and get paid.

What are the Prerequisites ?

Good command over writing, typing, searching, or any online task.

Test Websites/Apps

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If you have a really good knowledge of websites, like about their design, user-friendliness, navigation, security, content and other technical details, then this is the ultimate domain for you.

What is it ? 

Out there, is a plethora of websites that value your opinion and pay you decently for your reviews on a particular website(or app). Some of them are named here –, Uselytics, TryMyUI, Userfeel, TestingTime, and SideIncomeJobs.

How to do it ?

  • First and Foremost, Signup with any of the aforementioned websites and complete a test review.
  • After evaluation, you may receive a list of websites in your inbox.
  • Finally, browse the site minutely and jot down your reactions and thoughts.

What are the Prerequisites ?

Understanding of the different parameters to judge a website.

Online Courses

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Truly said ‘An investment in knowledge pays the best interest’, your knowledge has a big market online too. So, if you are an expert in a subject or topic, you can tutor others and make good money online. The subject could be ranging from a basic computer course to spoken English to medical treatment, cooking, finance, marketing or anything.

What is it ? 

Platforms like Udemy or facilitate you to set up a high-value course and sell it online. That is to say, you get paid when a user takes up your course.

How to do it ?

  • Firstly, explore and discover the best topic in your area of knowledge. Check for its demand by using an appropriate tool like Google Trends.
  • Further, pack your knowledge and create content for your online course by writing or recording. Use the above mentioned platforms.
  •  These platforms help you manage customers and accept payments, however, you need to market your course through emails or posts on social media communities.

What are the Prerequisites ?

Expertise in the particular field.

PTC sites

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Who knew that watching advertisements can bring you money? Undeniably, this is one of the easiest ways to earn some fast cash online.

What is it ? 

PTC i.e. Paid-to-Click sites are usually companies that advertise products or services online and pay users to just watch these advertisements.

How to do it ?

  • Firstly, Signup free with a PTC site. ClixSense, OfferNation, Neobux, Get-Paid are a few to name.
  • Log into your account.
  • Click and read the advertisements for say 30 seconds and get paid for every ad that you view.

What are the Prerequisites ?

No requirement at all.

Write and sell an eBook

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I always dream of writing and publishing a book with my name, but could never arrive at it. Moreover, I was never aware that this dream can help me make money online too.

What is it ? 

There are many online programmes that allow you to write and publish an eBook and earn money from its sale. For instance, Create Space is a website that allows you to upload and print your book.

Additionally, you can publish your eBook on world’s largest online book-selling store, Amazon’s Kindle. Amazon’s self-publishing lets you set the price, keep the rights with you and still access Amazon’s customers. It pays you a huge 70% on every sale of your eBook.

How to do it ?

  • Select a topic that addresses a common problem like how to start a business, find a job or learn a particular skill?
  • Research and put in your knowledge on the same, producing it in an easily understandable form.
  • Get a one-of-a-kind cover designed for it.
  • Finally, upload it on an eBook Store like Kindle. Always persuade readers to put a review at the end of the book.
  • Market your book on other social media platforms.

What are the Prerequisites ?

  • Considerable knowledge about the topic.
  • Excellent style of writing


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