Making money online is one of if not THE best way to make money. There are many legitimate online careers where you can make a full-time living or at least a side income to bring in extra cash. I’ve made $100 for literally 5 minutes of my time. I love being able to earn a living online! It allows me to be able to work from anywhere in the world with just a laptop, while I sleep, while on vacation, I can make my own schedule, be there for my child, not deal with commuting, and not answer to anyone but myself:-)
Here is a list of some interesting (and some bizarre) ways to make money on and offline!
Ways to Make Money Online
Start a successful blog – The top thing I recommend doing if you want to learn how to make extra money is to start a blog! Blogging is how I make a living, and just several months ago I never thought it would be possible.
I currently earn a full time living with my blog that allows me freedom, flexibility and a passive income that generates money whether I’m actively working on it or not.
Naturally the most successful bloggers are never totally ‘passive’ with their blogs. There are always ways to improve and generate more income with your blog. With digital downloads, products, affiliate marketing and even your own services.
You can create your own blog here with these 5 easy steps.
Create a Course
Courses are highly sought after. If you think you don’t have something to teach, you’re wrong. Everyone has something they can share with someone else. Online courses are extremely popular right now, and you don’t need to have a blog in order to be successful.
Teachable is a very popular, user friendly platform that can set you up easily to do this.
Udemy is another platform that offers courses across a wide range of software, business and fitness topics and is always looking for new classes.
Craftsy specializes in all things creative, including sewing, knitting, baking and more, and accepts quality classes from new instructors.
Assist others with Social Media Accounts
Many small to medium sized business are stumped when it comes to how social media works and they don’t have the time or the staff or the dollars to figure it out.
Being a social media manager can be a fun job that you can do part time or full time. I do recommend a decent course like the one my friend Jenny created called How To Be a Social Media Manager in 30 Days. She teaches you all in the ins and outs of how to start your own Social media manager career and command anywhere from $25-$75 per hour depending upon the services you offer and where you live.
Plenty of companies are looking for social media help and you can reap the financial benefits from it and start a great career. Here’s the link if you’re interested:
Another idea is to start a part time consulting business, and outsource the work to an agency who does the work. This could turn into your $45K-$125 a year full time business.
Create Digital Products
My friend Chelsea from HerPaperRoute explains how creating eBooks is a great income source for you. Chelsea makes over $8,000 in one month from sales of digital products such as eBooks and courses.
It’s definitely recommended with the popularity of video nowadays that you create an interactive eBook. It’s ten fold more interesting and appealing to your reader than a standard one and can generate you much more income.
Be Your Own Book Publisher
Publish and sell books on the iBooks store. iBooks Author is a free app available in the App Store on your Mac that you can use to create and publish ebooks.
Using the tools in the app, you can add artwork and metadata to a book. You can also open .ePub files that you created in a different program to iBooks Author, and then sell them on the iBooks Store or distribute them for free.
Learn Affiliate Marketing
“If you’re not earning through affiliate marketing, then “you are leaving money on the table”. – Making Sense of Cents. Read how to make a 6 figure income online through affiliate marketing techniques. Affiliate Marketing will grow over 6.8 Billion in 2020 – Forrester Research.
Get Michelle’s incredible guide here and learn how she went from $0 in affiliate income to over $50,000 per month.
Many bloggers and online influencers skip over affiliate marketing. They either think it’s too hard, that it’s a waste of time, that they will turn followers away, or that their followers just won’t be interested.
Trust me, I know how you feel. When I started out blogging, I knew NOTHING about it.
And due to that, I was afraid to try new things, and I was definitely afraid of affiliate marketing because I didn’t want to scare my readers away or waste my time.
Michelle earns over $50,000 a month through affiliate marketing, and she shares all of my best tips in this course. Read about here in the article below.
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If you’re not interested in Michelle’s course but are interested in learning more, you can read this is a post I wrote about how I earn a living through affiliate marketing:
Make Tee Shirts
I kid you not. This guy named Benny Hsu from Get Busy Living uses a drop shipping company to sell his own tee shirts and made over $100,000 in five months.
Hello! Shopify can help set up an easy ecommerce shop if your interested in this. They work exclusively with Oberlo which sets up drop shipping for you and sends them directly to customers so you don’t have to house any products whatsoever.
Shopify is one of the easiest eCommerce shops around. You can sell directly from Facebook and even Pinterest!
Be a Social Seller
Companies like Stella and Dot, India Hicks, The Boisset Wine Company, Avon, Mary Kay, Younique are multi million dollar companies looking for online consultants.
Work online or have ‘parties’ or trunk shows. Spread the word online, through social platforms and get paid high commissions and free products. Do this as a supplemental gig or a full time career.
Offer Coaching or Consulting
Chelsea Clarke of Herpaperroute offers a blog audit, I offer blog post writing services, other folks offer exercise coaching, financial advice, weight loss tips, puppy training, cooking advice; you too can offer your tips and knowledge on a subject and help people out and charge accordingly.
Create a paid directory/business page
You charge people for listing or subscribing to the page.
Facebook or Google PPC Manager – Charge your clients upwards of 1K-2K per month – some rewarding niches are cosmetic dentistry, plastic surgery or high end remodelers.
Advertise your services on Facebook or Pinterest, your own website or blog!
Make Your Own Videos
Video Editor – Videos are Hot right now! Everyone wants one for their business, social media, email campaigns!
Survey companies I recommend include PointsPrizes, MyPoints, Swagbucks, Earning Station, Clear Voice Surveys, VIP Voice, Product Report Card, Survey Club, ProOpinion, Pinecone Research, Opinion Outpost, Survey Spot, and Harris Poll Online.
For complete ratings and more info go to: Surveysays These survey companies are free to join and free to use! You get paid to answer surveys and to test products. It’s best to sign up for as many as you can, as that way you can receive the most surveys and make the most money.
Sign up to have jobs emailed to you that aren’t restricted by commutes or geographic areas. Great for Programmers, Copywriters, Designers, Marketers, System Admins. or Business Executives.
Websites, resumes, books, courses, manuals, guides, scripts, eBooks, and more all need editors! No matter how many times a person reads a piece of content, something usually slips through.
If you love Grammar then this can be a great way to make money.
Use Swagbucks for your online searches – Swagbucks allows me to earn Amazon gift cards with very little work. Swagbucks is just like using Google to do your online searches, except you get rewarded with points called SB for the things you do through their website like watching videos on YouTube or Netflix. Then, when you have enough points called SB, you can redeem them for cash, gift cards, and more.
- Accept new members from all countries – not just the USA and wealthy countries
- Huge range of prizes, including PayPal and Gift Cards
- Earn points with surveys, offers, watching video ads, daily poll and referrals
Be A Social Influencer
If you have social media accounts, even just a personal Facebook account, you may be able to make money by posting small ads on your accounts. However, keep in mind some companies require you to have a certain number of followers or traffic. One popular company that I recommend is Izea.
Become a freelance writer
A freelance writer is someone who writes for a number of different clients, such as websites, blogs, magazines, and more. A good freelance writer can make anywhere between $1000-$10,000 monthly!
These writers don’t work for one specific company, rather they work for themselves and contract out their writing. Learn more at 50 Sites That Pay You To Write/Blog.
Teach English Online with VIPkid
Earn $14-$22 per hour teaching English online, work flexible hours with VIPkid. Pick your own hours, they provide lesson plans and communicate with parents, you just need a computer and a good connection!
Some online forums will pay you to moderate their message boards. If there is a forum you visit often, you might want to see if they are hiring. Or you can post a gig on Fiverr to do this.
This is a relatively new online work at home option I have heard about. UserTesting.com is a website that pays you to test websites. You get paid $10 for each website you review and test, and $15 per website that you mobile test.
You do not need to be a super technical person for this online job, as they want real people to review websites to see what people really think. Here’s 12 Websites that pay you to do exactly that.
Become a Podcaster
Rates are off the charts for Podcasters! Check out Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income who has a step by step tutorial! Pat got laid off from his job and now makes over 100K a month! Not a typo.
Become a transcriptionist
Even though you read about transcriptionist being phased out by machines, companies still need transcriptionists!
You can read more about how to make extra money as a transcriptionist at Make Money At Home By Becoming A Transcriptionist.
Become a virtual assistant
Virtual assistant tasks may include social media management, formatting and editing blog posts, scheduling appointments or travel, email management, and more.
Basically, you get paid to do any task that needs to be done for someone’s business, but doesn’t need to be done by them. Read more here about how to earn $25-$50 an hour as a Pinterest virtual assistant.
Develop a Membership Site
You can charge $100 a month to provide an invaluable service and all it would take is 100 clients for 10K! My friend Lauren runs a blog called At the Corner of Hope and Mane about Women’s Hair Loss. She offers one on one advice on products, services and advice for a low membership fee.
Become a bookkeeper
Read this interview and learn all about how to make extra money as a bookkeeper even without any experience! How To Make Money From Home As A Bookkeeper
Create a side business in 2019
Creating a side business can be a great way to learn how to make extra money, and it may even lead to a full-time career.
Become an Uber or Lyft driver
Spending your spare time driving others around can be a great money maker. Read more about this in my post How To Become An Uber Or Lyft Driver. Click here to join Uber and start making money ASAP.
Sign up with Uber Eats – Deliver with Uber and Earn on your schedule.
Sell on Amazon
If you want to learn how to make a lot of extra money online, then you may want to start an Amazon FBA business! Jessica Larrew, of The Selling Family, explains how selling on Amazon may be a possibility for you.
The first year that Jessica’s family ran their Amazon FBA business together, working less than 20 hours a week total, they made over 6 figures profit! If you are looking for a new job, or even just a side hustle, this may be something that you want to look into.
House sitting is becoming more and more popular these days, and there are many websites out there for house sitting. You might not always get paid, but you are often compensated with a nice place to stay in a great vacation spot. In many cases, you do get paid to watch the house, water the plants, and so on.
Start a Cleaning Company
Many busy people and elderly people don’t have time or can’t clean anymore. Deliver high quality, reliable service and people will pay you a premium.
Start a Food Truck or Side Food Business
Great food is always in demand. If you have a niche idea for something go for it. Food trucks for weddings are growing in popularity. Every product in a grocery store started somewhere.
Be a Professional Organizer
I paid someone over $500 to organize my garage! It’s a great side gig. People just don’t have time to organize their home or work spaces, garages, attics, files, photo albums etc..
This is hard work but you can get paid $100-$200 per vehicle.
Walk dogs and/or pet sit for extra money
If you love animals, then you may want to look into how to make extra money by walking dogs or pet sitting with rover.com. With this side hustle, you may be going over to your client’s home to check in a few times a day, you may be staying at their house, or the animals may be staying with you. Starting rates are $15-$25 per hour.
Write or edit Resumes
People often struggle with writing their own resumes. Help them get more guaranteed interviews with your professional resume writing services.
Sell Your Photographs
Do you love photography? You might be able to make money as a wedding photographer, portrait photographer, event photographer, and more. Learn more at Get Paid to Take Pictures While You Travel
Sell Templates, Themes, Designs, Graphics, Fonts and Images
Creative Market is a community of creators that sell products for digital artists, entrepeneurs, bloggers, writers, photographers, social media influencers and more! Upload your work, start a shop and earn money with their Creative Market partner program too!
Tutor on a subject
Similar to teaching a skill, you may be able to make money by tutoring someone. You may help someone with their homework, help them learn a language, prepare for an important exam, and more.
My top recommendation for this is to teach English from home and earn $14-$26 an hour with VIPKID! They are in need of more tutors!
How to make extra money by finding a part-time job in 2019
If you want to learn how to make extra money, then you may want to look into finding a part-time job! There are many part-time jobs that may work with the schedule at your full-time job. You can find a job on sites such as Snagajob, Indeed, Craigslist, Monster, and so on.
Babysitting/Nanny – If you love kids, have experience and references Care.com & Sittercity.com have some great part and full time positions.
Give Haircuts – If you’re a skilled barber/hairdresser give haircuts out of your house. My friend has a little room dedicated as a salon in her home and makes a nice part time income giving friends and family haircuts, perms and color jobs.
Substitute teach – I know quite a few people who substitute teach both part-time and full-time and love it. Sometimes the schedule can be tricky as you may be called at the last moment, but other times you may secure a long term position.
Personal Assistant – Being someone’s assistant can be an interesting way to make money. Someone may pay you to do their laundry, clean their home, pick up their food, shop, RSVP to their events, do administrative work, accompany them to appointments, make travel arrangements, answer phone calls, pet sit, monitor household staff, help with parties and events or more depending upon the family. Go to care.com for job postings.
Sell your stuff to make money in 2019
There are many ways you can make extra money by selling items. We all have things laying around that can be sold, or you can even search for items that can be bought and resold for a profit. If you want to learn how to make extra money by selling your stuff, then continue reading below.
Related post: 8 Things To Sell To Make Money
Sell your stuff on Decluttr or Gazelle. Do you have cell phones, CDs, DVDs, laptops, computers, etc gathering dust in a drawer somewhere? You may be able to sell them on Decluttr! Decluttr is the fast, free and easy way to sell your unwanted cell phone, CDs, DVDs, games, and books for cash money!
Sell/donate blood, plasma, eggs, etc. – Yup, all of these can be sold for a price, and you can definitely make extra money by doing so. Women can earn anywhere from a few thousand dollars to $10,000 or more for their eggs, depending on their characteristics. Egg donors are typically under the age of 30 and healthy.
Sell items on eBay – Whether you have old clothes you want to sell, a car, electronics, and so on, eBay can be a great way to sell many different types of items. eBay also has a worldwide reach, which can be great if the area where you live doesn’t have a large enough market for the item you want to sell.
Sell items on Craigslist – If you want to learn how to make extra money, then you should look into Craigslist! Craigslist can be a great way to sell your items, while earning a higher value for them too. However, be safe, and always have another person with you because you will have to meet with strangers to complete the transactions. Safety first!
Sell online – There are many secondhand stores out there that will take your clothing and shoes. Swap.com is one. There are also secondhand stores for designer items, women’s clothing, children’s items, and more like poshmark.com.
Sell on Etsy – Etsy is a great place to sell handmade items, vintage finds, and craft supplies. If you are a crafty person, definitely check out this website to learn how to make extra money.
Sell your gift cards – If you have any gift cards in your wallet that you know you won’t use, you should think about selling them. There are many, many websites out there that will pay you cash for your gift cards.
Sell items through a garage sale – A garage sale can be an easy way to make extra money because everyone comes straight to you. The only downside is that usually you don’t make half as much for your items as you would if you were to sell on sites such as eBay , Amazon or Craigslist. It’s also a ton of work!
Make more money at the job you already have.
If you’re already employed and not interested in finding an additional way to make extra money, such as learning how to make extra money through a side business, then you may want to see if there are ways to make more money at the job you already have.
Ask for a raise – Asking for a raise may be the best way to make extra money, as the work is the same and you most likely won’t be adding additional hours to your work week. Companies also will be more willing to give you a raise rather than going through the process of replacing you and training a brand new employee.
Get a promotion – If a raise is not possible, then you may want to try for a promotion at your company that you know comes with a pay bump. Again, a company doesn’t want to go through the process of training someone brand new.
Earn bonuses – Depending on the industry and the company you work at, you may be able to earn bonuses.
Work overtime – Another way to make more money at the job you already have is to see if your company will allow you to work overtime. In many cases, overtime is welcomed and you can earn a decent amount of money through this. Plus, what’s an extra hour or two when you’re already there?
“Interesting” ways to make money in 2019.
If you’re looking for even MORE ways to learn how to make extra money, then this is your spot. These are all of the other ways to make money that didn’t fit well into the above categories. If there is something that you do to make money that is not on this list, please share in the comments below!
Cuddle with strangers – King of weird and I wouldn’t recommend it but did you know that you can learn how to make extra money by cuddling with people that you don’t even know? There are many cuddling companies that currently exist, and this option seems to be growing more and more each year. You can sell cuddles to strangers, and some people even make a few hundred dollars a day by cuddling with others.
Place advertisements on your car, home, or even on your body – Yes, there are companies out there that will pay you to place an advertisement on your car, home, or even your body (such as a tattoo on your forehead). If there’s space on your car or your fence that you don’t mind placing an ad on, then look into this!
Be an extra in a movie or TV show – If there’s a movie or TV show that is being filmed near you, you could always learn how to make extra money by becoming an extra. You won’t have to do much and it could be a lot of fun, especially if you are able to meet someone famous! Go to backstage.com or actorsaccess.
Invest – There are no guarantees when it comes to investing, but you should always start sooner rather than later. If you are looking for a good investing platform, I recommend investopedia.com to start learning and Robinhood for no broker fee investing.
Lose Weight – A company called HealthyWage will pay you to lose weight. Now there’s some inspiration!
Define a goal weight and the amount of time you’ll give yourself to achieve it.
Place a bet on yourself ranging from $20 – $500 a month.
Depending on how much you have to lose, and how long you give yourself to do it and how much money you put on the table, you could win up to $10,000!
Sell breast milk – Only recently did I realize that some women make extra money doing this. If you are breastfeeding, you may be able to sell your breast milk and learn how to make extra income. Breast milk often goes for $2.50 per ounce, and sometimes it sells for as much as $4 per ounce. There are many people who are looking to buy breast milk – not just mothers. Athletes, and those looking to boost their immune systems, are buyers as well. The booming market for breast milk.
Receive bonuses and rewards for using a credit card – There are many credit cards out there that will give you cashback just for using them. If you are good with credit cards (please skip this if you are not), this is something to look into as you can make money without having to do much. Read more at How To Use Credit Cards To Earn Cheap/Free Vacations.
Take part in medical research studies – Medical studies allow you to help with the research and study of diseases, medicine, treatment, and more. Depending on what is being studied, studies ask for certain types people for the different tasks needed to be performed. To find paid medical research studies, I recommend contacting universities and seeing if there are any medical testing companies in your area. Most cities have these options, and you just have to look for them.
Use Ebates when shopping online – One of the easiest ways to learn how to make extra money is to use a cashback website! If you shop online, you should always use a cashback website like Ebates so that you can earn free cash back and make extra money for the online shopping you already do. It doesn’t cost anything to use Ebates. Instead, you just click on a link through their website that leads you to the store you are interested in shopping at.
They earn money when you shop through their link, and they give you part of what they receive as a thank you for using them. You can still use coupons and discounts when shopping as well, so it’s just an extra way to make money back on your purchases with very little work. You can sign up for Ebates here.
Enter contests and giveaways – There’s no guarantee that you will win anything when entering contests, but it is possible to learn how to make extra money by doing this. You may win cash, gift cards, vacations, electronics, and more. The key here is to enter as many as you can.
Mystery shop – Yes, you can actually get paid to shop at stores and eat at restaurants. A few years ago, I mystery shopped a lot to make extra income. I made anywhere from $150 to $200 a month mystery shopping and received free meals, makeup, and more. I only used Bestmark for mystery shopping, so I know that they are a 100% legitimate company. There are other legitimate mystery shopping companies that exist, but you do want to do your research.
Sell Electronics – Sell your old electronics @ Gazelle where millions of devices are bought and sold daily. Gazelle is the leading reCommerce company that buys and sells pre-owned consumer electronics such as used smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops.
Travel the world and be an au pair – In 2008, my Cousin was an au pair in Germany. It’s an interesting experience, you can travel the world, learn a new culture, expand your child sitting experience and make money at the same time.
Some Bizarre Ways to Earn Extra Money
Stop Deleting Your Emails – One of our secret weapons is called Paribus — a tool that gets you money back for your online purchases. It’s free to sign up, and once you do, it will scan your email archives for any receipts. If it discovers you’ve purchased something from one of its monitored retailers, it will track the item’s price and help you get a refund anytime there’s a price drop.
Sell Human Hair – Offers the highest prices for your hair in comparison to other hair trading websites. List your hair within minutes and get inquiries from interested buyers $20-$2,000.
So you can certainly see there are no limits to ways you can make extra money. How could learning how to make money online or any of the other ways help you and your life?
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