If you are a bit creative, you can modify and customize it to the requirements of your local companies and executives. What about a service which tracks all the news and developments in the client’s business area while he is off on a vacation? Your client won’t have to struggle with staying updated with news during or after his vacation. Charge a small fee for this comfort. Does this sound like a cool way of making money online?
8. Earn money as affiliate
Most would love to earn money by promoting products, but it requires you to connect with your readers in a way that instill confidence and trust in you. Affiliate marketing requires you to have a friendly and informal relationship with your prospective buyers using unconventional strategies.
If you want to make money online by promoting a web hosting company, you can offer to help your prospective buyers help create a website or blog. Make them feel cared. If they can rely on you for help, they are more likely to buy web hosting through your affiliate link.
9. Sell stock photos
How to make money online selling stock photos?
Even if you are an amateur photographer, you can sell photos on stock photography websites such as Fotolia, Shutterstock, Dreamstime, and iStockphoto. Magazines, web designers and advertisers are constantly in need of stock photography for websites, newsletters, presentations, brochures, etc. You can make a sale if your photo meets their requirements.
Make sure that you don’t include images of trademarked brands, art or people’s faces that are readily identifiable without having a model release. Upload all good pictures with proper tags and descriptions. Some sites put your images through a rigorous quality check, but once you have a good number of images on stock photography websites, you can have a constant flow of passive income.
10. Virtual tutor
Can you help school and college students understand their course studies better? If you can tutor students, there are several e-tutoring websites such as TutorVista, e-tutor and SmartThinking where you can make money. Apply with a good e-learning website as a tutor, take the certification test, and start helping students understand their syllabus or complete their homework. You can work for any number of hours a day. Once you establish yourself as a good teacher, you can start giving lectures and webinars instead of tutoring individual students.
15. Social media promotions
Rise of Twitter and Facebook as important social platforms means every brand and company feels it necessary to maintain an account on these networks. If the company or brand is not a household name across the globe, they might not be able to get attention and following that the company wants. To make their accounts look good, such companies often buy Twitter followers and Facebook friends.
You can offer to build a fan following for such companies. Once you get a gig from a company to increase their following on social media websites, you can get in touch with providers who sell friends and followers in bulk at lower rates. So you benefit from the arbitrage and make money online.
For a more legit method, try to create real social media promotion strategies with the company/business to increase user engagement on social media sites. For instance, organizing meet-ups via Google Hangout, offering freebies on Facebook and Twitter, coupon codes, etc.
16. Earn money online as a freelance programmer
17. Become a web designer/developer
Every day a large number of websites are created and several old ones wear a new look. There is a huge demand for people who can create websites. Even if you do not know anything about web designing, it will only take a few weeks to learn the basics of website designing and coding. Start taking simple website jobs and keep learning advanced techniques on the job. You can turn to books, websites, and blogs for help. Web development work projects can be found on freelance websites and webmaster forums.
18. Design icons, flyers, brochures
How to make money online selling graphics?
If you have good Photoshop skills, use it to create stock icons, graphics, brochures, flyers, and logos which can be sold on stock image websites. Graphic and web designers have to offer multiple options for logos, flyers, and brochures to their clients. Only one of them is accepted by the client, and the rest remain unused. You can also put such materials for sale on stock image websites.
19. Create website themes and templates
Not everyone can afford to get a custom website made as web designers to charge a decent amount of money. Bloggers and website owners who want an attractive website or blog without paying hundreds of dollars to web designers use premium website templates and themes that are available for just a fraction of the cost.
As a designer, you can create templates and themes for popular content management systems (CMS) and sell them on websites like ThemeForest. Make sure that your theme has loads of features and is flexible enough to meet the buyer’s requirements. WordPress is the most popular CMS, creating a WordPress theme is very lucrative.
20. Sell merchandise
How to make money online selling merchandise?
Can you create sexy illustrations and designs that can be used for t-shirts, coffee mugs, posters, greeting cards, keyrings, and other stuff? You can sell merchandise with your artwork, slogans, or logos without having to bother about manufacturing or creating your own inventory. You can upload your artwork on websites such as CafePress
, which takes care of managing and selling products with your artwork. You will receive a commission for each sale.
21. Write a book (printed or e-book)
With websites like Lulu
, anyone can become a published author. You write your novel or book and submit it to the website. When someone orders your book, it is printed and shipped. You get a commission/royalty.
22. Become a YouTube performer
Videos are great money-spinners! Period. If you can create funny skits, drama, or parodies, head over to YouTube. You can upload any video which does not violate any copyright issues or rules of YouTube. When your videos become popular on the video-sharing website, you will be given the option to show ads and generate revenue. There are so many people as well as small filmmakers who are making a killing on Google’s YouTube with their own videos.
23. Use YouTube for affiliate marketing
Video is way more interactive than written text. Select a product to sell and join the affiliate program which offers the product. You can find thousands of products from different niches to promote on ClickBank. Create interesting video reviews of the products and include your affiliate link in the video and in the description text on the webpage. Add short URLs for your affiliate links and start making money online. It is easier to sell on YouTube
. Remember, videos have a better impact as you can transmit emotions and make a more persuasive pitch for the product you are selling.
24. Virtual assistant
Small businesses, online entrepreneurs, and individuals often need people to take care of their daily works or administration. Often the amount of work is not enough to justify a full-time employee or they want to outsource the job. As a virtual assistant, you will have to work as an assistant or a secretary. You can make money from your home, interacting with clients either online or over the phone.
25. Sell stuff on eBay
More and more people buy books, videos, electronics, and other stuff online. The volume of Internet marketing has been growing constantly. You can also make money online by selling new or used products on websites like eBay. You can also find second-hand cars being sold on eBay.
26. eBay trading assistant
Selling products on eBay requires a lot of work from monitoring orders, tracking the progress of new orders, and shipping. Several sellers do not want to handle all this work on their own. You can be their eBay trading assistant
after registering with eBay.
27. Amazon affiliate program
Amazon, one of the top online stores, provides commission (2-3%) to people who bring business and help them sell products. If you have a website, you can join the Amazon affiliate program
and promote products there. You can also create websites that review products available on Amazon.
28. Sell trinkets
It’s not just high-tech gadgets that sell online. Handmade items such as bags, jewelry, key rings, and greeting cards are also in demand from online shoppers. If you can create such stuff, join websites like Etsy
, and start making money online.
29. Internet directories
A website directory can be used to make money online by charging website owners to be listed in your directory. If your website directory is reputed among users and search engines, you can command a premium for listings and backlinks.
30. Article directories
Article marketing is one of the strategies for improving SEO. As Google improves its search results, old article directories are losing favor from search engines. You can create article directories for specific niches, accept only high-quality articles, and charge the users for the privilege of getting backlinks from your directory.
31. Take up micro jobs
For those who lack any skill or don’t want to make the extra effort, there are micro jobs that can be as simple as joining some Facebook fan page. You get paid a few cents to a couple of dollars for such micro jobs on websites likeMicroWorkers
32. Sell web hosting
You don’t need to set up server hardware to start a web hosting company. Several hosting companies such as Hostgator and GoDaddy allow reseller accounts where you sell webspace to customers and the hosting company hosts them under your reseller account. You can charge customers as much as you want. If you promote your service locally, it can be an even better way of making money online.
33. Arbitrage opportunities
If you are familiar with the online space, you can easily make some quick buck by taking advantage of the price difference between services provided on two different platforms. For example, a webmaster might be buying backlink packages on a forum for $10-25, while the same packages might be available for $5 on Fiverr. Be the intermediary and keep the difference.
34. Online researcher
Many authors, educationists, and students need researchers to get information on certain subjects. You can be the person who does the research and makes money online. Check if someone is looking for a researcher on Craigslist classifieds website
35. Get-paid-to websites
Get-paid-to websites are for those who don’t have any skill to make money online. Sign up with legitimate get-paid-to websites for free and take part in surveys, read newsletters, visit a website, or play games. Don’t get scammed in your desire to make money online.
36. Forex trading
Start as a forex trader and make money online speculating the movement of currencies. You will have to understand the currency market first. You can take a course online or from a local currency trading company. Again, beware of scam artists.
37. Make money on renting websites
Real estate is a good source of regular income. Why not use your web properties for rental income as well? The best part is that in the virtual world, you can create a huge and successful property from scratch. Try to create good websites for various target niches. Say, you want to offer websites on rent to dentists in your state. Why would anyone want to pay you money for using your website? Google ranking and high visibility along with a good number of visitors. You will have to own a website that ranks high in search engines for the keywords that some dentists are paying money for ads. If a dentist is spending $500 a month on online advertisements for 100 visitors to his site, he won’t mind paying you a rental of, say, $500 for having his branding and contact details on your website which gets 500 targeted visitors each month. Here you are not selling leads indirectly by allowing the client to use it to generate leads for himself.
38. Proxy websites
Set up proxy websites that allow users to bypass website censorship at workplaces, schools, or colleges. Some proxy services make money through advertising, while others charge money for providing access to their service. There are numerous ways to monetize a proxy website.
39. Digg for online income
Social sharing websites such as Digg
are often used to promote news, events, and products. If you are a reputed power user on websites like Digg, people will start approaching you to create buzz on their company or products. You can cash in on the opportunity and make money online. If you are just starting, it will take some time before you see any cash.
40. Sell databases/emails
Don’t worry, it is going to be legal. Several websites such as DMOZ
offer valuable data and contact directories for free download. You can download these databases and sell directory listings, modified or value-added DMOZ data, or email lists. You can download the DMOZ database and combine it with other information like phone number and postal address from physical Yellow Pages directories. You can then sell the enhanced product for a premium.
41. Start online forums
Does your local community face issues on which there can be a good forum where people network and share ideas? Are you passionate about something and want to offer a common platform for others like you across the globe. Once established, your forum flourishes on auto-pilot.
42. Forum posting
If you enjoy sharing ideas with others on forums or helping others with their problems, you can offer to be paid forum posters. New forums need ghost members to make the forum look active even when there are just a few users.
43. Professional gamer
If you like playing video games, there is money to make in this too. Top players get paid for participating in tournaments, attending gaming fests, and endorsing products.
44. Building apps
With smartphones and tablet computers like iPad becoming popular, there is a growing market for apps for use on these devices. Developing and selling your own app can make you a millionaire. All that you need to do is invest time and effort into creating a really interesting and useful app.
45. Create a webcomic
If you can illustrate, create a digital comic character for your very own super here comic book or comic strip. You can create comic books/strips and make them available on your website. Monetize the website with ads. If your comic is good enough, try getting it into some syndication network or local newspaper.
46. Make money sharing files online
Do you know why there are so many people offering stuff on file-sharing websites such as Script Mafia? Several file-sharing websites offer money to the uploader every time someone downloads the file using his link. Upload files on sharing websites such as Ziddu, Uploading, and ShareCash.org, and get paid.
47. Get paid to answer
Sharing your knowledge and start making money by answering queries. You can find websites such as JustAnswer
and Ether where you can make money by offering your knowledge and expertise.
48. Install web applications
Installing website scripts or platforms such as WordPress
can be tricky for new website owners. You can make money online by charging for installing website scripts, CMS, and forums on others’ servers.
49. Translating documents
With globalization, content in one language often needs to be converted into another. If you know two languages, get paid for translating documents online and offline. You can find work through free classifieds as well as freelancing websites.
50. Comment on blogs
You can offer to leave a comment on websites for making it look a happening place or to get do-follow backlinks from other websites. You can leave comments on do-follow websites or blogs on behalf of a website and get paid.