An easy way to make money? Well, who doesn’t like the sound of that!
We live in a world where the internet has become an integral part of our life. As more and more people become accustomed to the online world, it is becoming increasingly easy to earn money with just a few clicks of a button. Learning how to make money online can help you with extra income and also help you to develop the skills that will assist you further down the line.
Now, this topic is very personal to me since that is how I started my career in Digital Marketing.
Back in 2007, I learned the power of making money while you sleep. I opened my first eCommerce store, and it changed my life and made me realize the importance of monetizing yourself online. Over time it became much easier with the skills I learned which added to my business and economics background.
It’s now many years later, and I want to share easy ways to earn money online for anyone who wants to learn. Business is very up and down – I’ve lost money and had to scrape by but as long as you keep learning new skills and monetizing yourself, you can make money online.
30 Easy Ways to Quickly Make Money Online
1. Teach Online
One of the easiest ways to earn money online is by leveraging your skills. There are so many online spaces where you can impart all the knowledge you’ve gained just like there are people all over the world looking to learn new things. You can create a digital course and put it up on sources like Udemy where you can then sell your digital course to a huge audience and traffic. If that doesn’t sound like something you want to do, you can tutor people through websites like Tutor.com or Tutorme.com.
2. Create YouTube Content
YouTube has become very popular in the past few decades owing to the huge library of consumable content you can find on there. It has also gained traction as a great way to earn money online. YouTubers nowadays are killing it with the number of views they’re getting on their videos and ultimately with the money they make from these views. Creating valuable content on YouTube can help you attract a huge chunk of people to your videos and start earning money.
3. Affiliate Marketing
If you already have a good amount of followers, you can start using affiliate links to earn money online. Many big blogs such as PCMag use this strategy where they partner with brands and post links on their website. These links help these brands get more exposure while these websites earn money through this. You can use your following to drum up interest from brands and use that to earn some quick money online. Instagram influencers and Youtubers also use this strategy and now, so can you!
4. Service-Based Apps – Ride Sharing
Technology these days allows you to make money very easily online with the multitude of service-based apps. If you need some quick cash and have a bit of time on your hands, you can use your car to make some money for yourself. Apps like Uber and Lyft allow you to set your own hours and your own availability and make money transporting people from one destination to another.
5. Service-Based Apps – Food Delivery
Another way to earn some money through service-based apps is through food delivery applications like Uber Eats or GrubHub. These apps allow you to choose your hours and with your free time, you can earn money without doing a lot of work while being your own boss.
6. Service-Based Apps – Vehicle Sharing
Continuing on with the service-based apps category, you can monetize your car when you’re not using it. This is one of those things that I thought about doing about 2 years ago when I bought a second car. The car’s roof collapsed and I just didn’t get around to putting it up on Zipcar.
Recently one of my friends told me how she was earning from car-sharing apps and I decided to put my car up as well. In a few days, I earned quite a good amount and that’s what you can do as well. It doesn’t cost you anything and all you have to do is not use the car for a few days and earn some quick money.
7. Service-Based Apps – Vacation Rentals
If you have some extra cash to invest, you can buy yourself a property in an area where there are vacation rentals. You can spruce up the property and list it on apps such as Airbnb and start making money. You don’t have to buy a property, you can also use a property that you already own and don’t use as much. Again, this is something that doesn’t cost you much and has a very good earning potential.
8. Service-Based Apps – Pet-Sitting
One of the easiest things that you can do through service-based apps is pet-sitting. This is something that has a very good earning potential and doesn’t require any skill sets really, even your children can do this. Apps and websites like Rover are making it increasingly easy to register yourself and start earning money by just walking someone’s dog, or opening your home to a pet for a few days. This is something that is so very easy and a quick way to earn money online.
9. Service-Based Apps – Babysitting and Child Care
The last in the category of service-based apps is babysitting and child care. If you are someone who can have children come to their home or you can go to someone’s home, you can offer child care services and start monetizing them. You don’t even have to create your own website, you can use platforms such as Care.com and build your profile there.
With the large amount of traffic and engagement that these platforms have, you can earn money pretty quickly. It’s practically money just waiting for you.
10. Sell Your Crafts on Etsy
If you’re someone who loves to be creative and you believe you have unique crafts, you can monetize them through websites like Etsy.
Etsy is full of people selling jewelry, home décor, and so many other unique pieces and you can be one of them. The advantage of going to a website such as Etsy is that you can leverage the traffic and influence of a bigger marketplace. List your products on Etsy and start earning quick money online no matter what unique crafts you intend on selling.
11. Dropshipping Business
Now, dropshipping is something that can help you make money online pretty quickly, but I am not the biggest fan of it. You can, once again, leverage the traffic and influence of bigger marketplaces such as Amazon and eBay to quickly list your products. This way you don’t have to spend a lot of time and money on creating a website from the ground up. You can just list your products and start selling them, bringing in quick and easy money.
12. Sell Household Items
Selling your household items is a quick and easy way to earn money online by monetizing something you already have. I’m not saying you need to sell items that you use and love, this is for those items that are sitting around your home and in my case, your garage. There are so many online marketplaces such as Facebook Marketplace and Craig’s List that you can list your products on and start earning money. This way you can also increase your skillset and learn how to list products that sell and what content works and what doesn’t. You can also do a garage sale and declutter your home at the same time.
13. Sell Your Used Clothing Online
Moving along in the same vein as number 12, you can always sell your used clothing online. There are so many websites and apps such as Poshmark, ThredUp, or The RealReal where you can list the old clothes that you don’t wear anymore and make some quick money. Again, this also teaches you how to list your products and how to write content for them.
By leveraging a platform that has a huge audience, you can make money and clear out your closet as well.
14. Start an Ecommerce Business
Coming to one of the more difficult ways to make money online, starting an e-commerce business is a huge undertaking. You can easily build your brand and your store on sites like Shopify and start earning money. This is a huge project though because you have to do your own marketing and build up your customer base. You also have to deal with all the problems with inventory and payments and there is just a lot of planning that goes into opening an eCommerce business. I’ve done it myself and that is why I’m telling you it is one heck of a project. I tip my hat to everyone who has done it successfully and if you put in the time, money, and effort, you can too.
15. Provide Online Marketing Services
A very easy way to make money online quickly is to provide online marketing services.
Now this industry is very oversaturated and many in this field are people who have no experience or knowledge. My advice is to make sure you invest in gaining knowledge about digital marketing and understand how you can have it succeed for each client. I have a course on my website where you can learn digital marketing. This way, when you do offer your services, you are doing so with dignity and will actually end up helping your clients. A good way to learn is to work with an agency or with a small group of clients and move onto bigger things.
16. Offer Video and Graphic Design Services
Nowadays, so many people are looking for video editing and graphic designing services. Platforms like 99 Designs, Design Pickle, and No Limit Creatives are connecting people who have these skills with people who require these services. You can be one of those people on the other side. There is a certain level of skill needed for this which you can improve as you start working on projects.
Graphic design and video editing are easy to do and can make you money very fast once you have clients coming to you consistently.
17. Sell Templates
If you’re looking to earn quick money online, you can make some digital templates and sell them.
Recently we’ve started using Canva templates that someone created and every time I look at them, I think about how we could’ve done this ourselves. You can create templates, bundle them, and sell them online.
There is a market for these bundles as many professionals in the industry look for templates to save them time and effort. You can also use your own skillset and make templates for that, such as email marketing templates.
If your skills are in photo editing, you can make Presets that can be sold to anyone and everyone for Instagram or any other app. Presets are essentially filters that can help enhance a picture which is why they are so popular. You leverage this popularity and start earning money.
An easy way to earn money online by leveraging the skills and knowledge you already have is through freelancing. You can market yourself to prospective clients by making a profile on websites like UpWork and Fiverr.
Creating your account on these websites is very easy and in just a few clicks, you can start earning money online. This is something that so many around the world are doing every day and earning money online.
19. Become a Virtual Assistant or Customer Service Agent
Something that you can easily do from home, which is especially good for moms that have to stay at home due to child care obligations, is becoming a Virtual Assistant or a Customer Service Agent. All you need is a stable internet connection and a laptop and you’re good to go. There are not a lot of skills involved with this and the learning curve is also very small. This is a great option for people that are stuck at home but still want to earn money.
20. Start Investing
Investing online is something that you can use to earn money quickly online but it is not for the faint-hearted. Investing online is for those of you that are open to learning. You can learn about the Stock Market and invest in different stocks, or you can learn about Cryptocurrency and start investing there. You can also go to different crowd-funding websites and become a lender. This way you can earn interest on the money you lend to different projects. Investing online requires you to be open to learning since understanding how these markets work is a good way to earn money consistently.
21. Complete Online Surveys
Completing surveys online is another great way to earn a quick $5-$35 easily. Now, surveys may not pay as much as any of the other money earning ways in this list but it is something you can do easily and it won’t take a lot of time or effort. There are many websites where you can register yourself and become a part of a group of people that are sent surveys almost every day.
22. Data Entry or Transcription Services
If you’re someone who can type really fast, you can offer data entry or transcription services. There are so many data entry jobs available and you can capitalize on your fast typing skill and earn money online. While there are many automatic transcription programs available now, a lot of people don’t know about them and so look for people to do this for them. You can look for these jobs online on freelance websites or set up your own page and start earning money.
23. Rent Your Unused Space
Now, this is something that follows the line of monetizing anything that you can around you. I have a house that had a free room so I rented it out and had the monthly rent coming in. This rent amount bore the expenses of my business trips and just in general made me money from a space that was unused.
If you have any unused space in your home, you can also monetize it and start making money. You don’t have to rent out a room necessarily, you can also rent out space for storage or you can rent out your driveway for people to park their cars in. There are so many ways you can use any unused space in your home to start making money for yourself.
24. Get Paid to Test Websites
This is something that I personally love since I tell my clients to use services like this to make sure their website is working smoothly and is user-friendly.
You can get paid to test websites through platforms like Usertesting.com or testingtime.com. You get paid to tell them what your experience was on the website and what you liked and didn’t like. It is a very simple way to earn some extra cash while not having to put in much time or effort. These websites and jobs are very popular since brands always want to know how different consumers view their websites and if it does what they intend for it to do.
25. Be a Mystery Shopper
It is definitely something you should consider since brands usually pay a lot of money for this service.
Something very similar to testing websites is becoming a Mystery Shopper. There are many online websites where you can list your profile and monetize your opinions and experiences.
When I was in the foodservice industry, I was working in one of the top hotels in the world and I was a mystery shopper for other five-star hotels. I knew what the operations and processes needed to look like and how they worked which made me a great candidate for these other hotels as a mystery shopper.
While there is a certain amount of luxury that comes with being a mystery shopper, it isn’t something that will bring in a lot of money. If you have the time to experience different services and then fill out surveys letting them know what you thought, this is a great way to earn some extra cash.
26. OBM – Online Business Manager
Nowadays there are a lot of companies that are looking for Online Business Managers. This job title actually exists and while you can do it easily from the comfort of your own home with just a laptop, you do need a certain set of skills. If business operations are something you understand very well, being an OBM will help you earn money by monetizing your skills and experience.
There are also marketing jobs such as Fractional CMOs, Chief Marketing Officer, that you can apply for as well. These jobs require skills but are a great way to earn money online.
27. Consulting Services
If you’re an expert on any topic, you can become a virtual online consultant. Online consulting is very big these days as more and more people are looking to hire people online for things like consulting on education, marketing, or general business operations. If you have the skills, you can monetize them and start earning money by consulting with people.
From helping people with certifications that might help their career, to creating marketing plans for a new brand, you can consult pretty much on anything you want to. The list is truly endless and very rewarding given that you put in the education and effort behind it.
28. Become a Voiceover Artist
If you feel like you have a great voice or you’ve ever gotten compliments on your voice, you should definitely monetize it. This is something that I used to do for a radio channel that called me in to do voiceovers for different commercials. It is also a service that I have taken advantage of for a commercial I was doing.
You can make your profile on sites like UpWork, Fiverr, and voices.com and put up a good portfolio. All you need is a good microphone and some soundproofing around your room and you can start earning money by monetizing something you already have.
29. Try Print-on-Demand
This is actually how I started my eCommerce business back in 2007 by selling print-on-demand baby clothing. Print on-demand products are something that helps you avoid any uncertainties that come with the average eCommerce business while allowing you to make money. This way I didn’t have any dead inventory and I only had prints on clothes that were actually sold.
Having print on demand products does require you to invest a little bit of money since you need to buy some presses and printing machines, all of which I had, to be able to make sure you can print on demand when needed. You can sell any product you want and many websites will allow you to open your store and list your products such as Etsy or Shopify.
30. Social Media Management
Finally, the last way to make money online quickly and pretty easily. Social media is something that most of us know very well and use every day. If you have been told that you are very good with your captions or if you have a good hold on how to use platforms such as Canva, you can monetize these skills and become a social media manager.
You do need a skillset with this but you can develop that as you gain more experience. Start with local clients who may pay you a couple of hundred dollars for 30 posts a month and work your way as your skillset develops.
Ready to make money online?
Right, that’s it, you guys. I hope this helps you in understanding how easy it is to monetize the different skills and qualities you have to start making money online. The main aim of all of these points is to show you how you can put a value on your skills and use them to help your clients while earning for yourself. All of these ways will help you develop skills that will help you get better and move onto bigger things.
Let me know which ones you liked the most and I’ll see you guys next time!