One thing I love about the internet is that anyone can turn his passion into profit from it. No matter what skills you have, you can make money online with it. I have seen ideas turning into reality on the internet. Looking for ways to make money online from home with little or no investment? You are in right place. I am writing about 20 ways to make money online from home in this post. Some are easy while some require core skills. You can choose what suits you better.
Remember you won’t become a millionaire overnight. Patience and continuous effort are always required no matter what you do to make money online. Don’t stick to one method, try different from the list to make multiple sources of money. Little money from all will add up fast to make a big amount. Let’s take a step forward.
Top 20 Ways to Make Money Online From Home With Little Or No Investment –
1. Start a YouTube Channel
2,500,000,000+. Isn’t it a big number? Well, This is how many people on earth use YouTube. Making money on YouTube is easy. You just have to upload unique videos on your YouTube channel. Once you have at least 1000 subscribers and 4000 public watch hours in the last 12 months, you can apply for the YouTube partner program. YouTube will review your request to find out if it is worth giving a try. Once your channel is approved, you can make money by showing Google ads with your videos.
I strongly believe everyone has a talent. It can be anything. You can review a product, share a recipe, teach an English lesson, share something funny or a do-it-yourself guide, or whatever but unique in your video. A 7-year-old kid was paid $22 million last year. You can be the next YouTube superstar.
2. Buy/Sell Digital Properties
When I say digital properties, I mean websites, apps, and domain names. There are some popular marketplaces on the internet where one can buy or sell a website/domain name. Auction Websites like Flippa.com, freemarket.com, and namepros.com allows you to buy/sell websites and domain names.
Browse auction websites and find an undervalued relevant website for sale. Buy it at a fair price, Add some more posts, tweak the design, promote a bit, find a buyer and sell it at a higher price. It’s like buying an old house at a cheap price, repairing it, painting it, and selling at a higher price to make a profit. This was just one idea. Some people do domain flipping to make money.
3. Make Money Blogging
Blogging without a doubt is one of the best ways to make money online. Making money from blogging basically involves 5 steps –
- Setting up blog
- Writing great content
- Promoting blog
- Engaging with Reader
- Turning Traffic into Money
At the very first, you have to think about a niche or a topic your blog will revolve around. Register a domain name, buy hosting, and set up a blog. Keep writing articles regularly and working on the design of the blog. If the content is original, it would definitely attract visitors. Patience is the key and content is the king. Interesting content will eventually find its audience. It might take some time until you get the first dollar in your account. Once you have visitors, there are several ways to turn your traffic into money. Advertising and affiliate marketing are two very popular ways to generate money from a blog.
4. Paid Survey Websites
Taking surveys and getting paid is perhaps the easiest way to make extra money online from the comfort of home without any special skills at all. There are some reliable survey websites you can become part of. Once you are in, you get regular survey invitations through emails you are supposed to attempt whenever you get free time. For the time and effort you put into completing a survey, survey websites pay you money.
Here are a few tips on how to get the most out of survey sites –
- Don’t limit yourself to just one or two survey websites. Instead, be a part of several so that you never run out of survey invitations and always have a lot of surveys in your mailbox to choose from.
- Keep an eye on emails so that you never miss an opportunity.
- Be organized and use a password manager to save time.
- Fill up profiles. It takes little time but earns you more survey invitations over time.
5. Get Paid to Write
Internet won’t work without content. It constantly needs writers who can write valuable content and come up with something new always. There are hundreds of websites looking for great writers and they are even ready to pay up to $500 per article. You got the writing skills, you can write for them. Or you can choose another path to turn this skill into money. Like you can start your own blog or you can write a book and sell it on sites like Amazon. The Internet is full of success stories of people who made millions by selling eBooks online. You can also start a content writing business with a team.
6. Play Skill Games To Make Money
We all love games. Don’t we? What if I say you can make money just by playing games? Yes, there are some skill gaming apps you can install and play against other players to win real cash. What can be better than making money while playing?
There are some apps that pay you when you take quizzes and score high against other players. Students preparing for various competitive exams can test their knowledge by taking quizzes. They intentionally put a lot of questions in quizzes on current affairs. Some quiz apps even allow you to directly compete in a quiz with other online players. So quiz apps can be a great source of extra income while enhancing knowledge.
7. Make Money Typing
We type a lot while chatting. Have you ever thought you can make money online by typing? In order to make money by typing, you need to become a part of some genuine captcha entry jobs websites.
Once you are in, you will be served images/captchas and are expected to type whatever is written on the images. One of the major reasons why they pay is that there is a lot of data written especially handwritten on books that they want to digitize. Accuracy and typing speed will decide how much you can make in an hour. On a typical captcha entry website, around $1 is given for 1000 words.
8. MicroJobs Websites
As the name suggests, A micro job website offers small tasks anyone can complete and get paid. There are several such websites on the internet and you will find two kinds of people on all of them. Employers and Workers. Employers are one who posts small tasks and Workers are one who completes those tasks to get paid.
An example of a small task can be subscribing to a Youtube channel, liking a photo on Facebook, following an account on Instagram, signing up for a website, etc. You can see completing such tasks does not require any special skills. Anyone can complete tasks and get paid. Each task is listed with an amount. When you complete a task, the amount associated with the task is credited to your account which you can later withdraw via various payout options like PayPal, Bank Transfer, etc.
9. Get Paid To Teach Online
We all are aware of traditional teaching in the classroom. But do you know there are online tutoring platforms where teachers and students worldwide can connect with each other? You can become a teacher on such platforms and help students with their homework to get paid.
Foreign languages are in demand. If you are an expert in a language, you are more likely to get accepted as a tutor by a tutoring website. Maths also has always been tough for students. The process is simple. You apply for the tutoring website by submitting a form containing all your details like qualifications. They review your profile and either reject your application or accept you as a tutor. Once you are accepted, your profile will be visible to students and they can choose you as a teacher. You get paid for lessons. An average tutor makes $5 to $20 per hour.
10. Sell Photos Online for Money
If you have a camera and got eyes that can see opportunities to capture great moments, you can turn your photography passion into profit. There are some good stock photography websites where you can submit your best shots and get royalty payment for each photo sold.
A lot of people keep searching for photos for their blogs, Magazines, brochures, or posters and might be interested in the photos you uploaded. Every time a photo is sold, you get some percentage of the sale value. Once you reach the minimum withdrawal threshold, you can request your payment via available payout options depending upon the stock photography site you are working with.
11. Become a Transcriptionist
Transcription is the process of listening to an audio or video recording and typing what you just have listened to. In other words, transcription is converting audio into text. So you have got an idea of what a transcriptionist actually does. If you have the skill of converting audio into text, you can become a transcriptionist on various transcription job sites and get paid for your efforts.
Some most common areas where transcription is needed are – Medical, Court proceedings, Seminars, recorded speeches, and events. Fast typing and good knowledge of grammar will be a great help. Since you are going to listen and type at the same time, it will test your patience and multitasking nature. On average, a transcriptionist makes around $10 per hour.
12. Get Paid to Test Websites
A website is important and one of the best marketing tools for any business. It brings potential customers to a business. You lose customers, you lose money. So a business would want to make sure that its website is easy to use, responsive, has a good design, and enable the customer to connect with them without any problem. But they can’t do it themselves. They need real people in big numbers who can visit their website and review it. This is where “get paid to test” websites or usability research platforms come into play. They connect website developers, designers, owners, and coders with real users like you and me.
You can join user testing websites where you get paid for testing websites and apps out. As a tester, your job is to visit websites as you would do in real-life situations and share your opinions and experiences at the end of the test. This will help developers make the websites user-friendly and you make some money for your efforts. A typical test takes around 5 to 25 minutes to be completed and rewards you with $5 to $20.
13. Make Money While Shopping Online
A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned. Making money while shopping does not mean that you must shop to make money. Shop when you need it but you probably are missing out on the chances of saving money while shopping. Yes, you can save money almost every time when you shop online by taking just one extra step. The extra step is – visiting your favorite shopping site through a cashback site.
Ebates, TopCashBack, and Mypoints are the names of leading cashback websites. When you go to an eCommerce site through a link given on the cashback site and shop something, the cashback website automatically adds some cashback to your account which you can withdraw later. There are some popular browser extensions too that automatically apply applicable coupons when you are on a shopping website and give you points every time you shop online which can be converted into money. Honey is a great example of such an extension. So next time you shop online, don’t forget to take this extra step to save extra money. Saving money is making money in a way.
14. Make Money On Facebook
Facebook is the third most visited website in the world with more than 2.32 billion monthly active users.
In order to make money from Facebook, you must have a Facebook page or group with a lot of followers. Once you got that, you can do the following things to make money on Facebook –
- Recommend products and services to your followers to get a commission as a profit.
- Drive your Facebook page traffic to your blog and generate advertising income from the blog
- Post sponsored content
- Become a video publisher
- Sell products on the Facebook store
If nothing works out for you, sell your Facebook page and make money out of that.
15. Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is bloggers’ favorite, one of the most profitable and rewarding activities they do to make money online. Affiliate marketing is recommending products and services to people, and when they buy, you make a commission as a profit. The good part of this process is that the products and services you recommend need not be yours. Let me explain how it works.
You sign up for an affiliate account on Amazon and generate an affiliate link for a product worth 500 Rupees. Post the link on your Facebook page with 10000 followers. Let’s say the commission on the product per sale is 2%. Even if 100 out of 10000 followers buy the product, your total commission becomes 1000 Rupees for doing almost nothing. Hope you have got what you can do with affiliate marketing. Only investment in this business is the time and effort you put into making your web property popular. Owning a website or blog can be helpful but not necessary. You can start with a Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram page or a YouTube channel.
16. Become a Freelancer
By 2027, there will be 58 million freelancers in the United States, and that number will continue to grow. Freelancing is trading your skill and time for money. In other words, a freelancer is one who does a job for a fee; hourly, per task, or per word. You must have got some skills people would love to pay for. If so, luckily there are many freelancing websites you can join to become part of the Gig economy. Guru, Freelancers, Fiverr, and Figure8 are some to name in the online freelancing world.
Again there are 2 kinds of people you may find on a freelancing website. Employer posts a project explaining his requirements. Freelancers apply for the project explaining why should they hire them. The employer then reviews all the applications and assigns the task to someone he finds most suitable for the project. Freelancer completes the assigned project and gets paid.
17. Sell Your Products and Services Online
A seller lists a product on an e-commerce website. Someone living a thousand miles away browses the website at midnight while in his pajamas and places an order for that product. He receives the product without him or the seller leaving the house. That’s the power of selling things online. If you make something like handcrafted items then you can increase your sales just by putting your products online. You can start selling your services or products online to expand your business.
Some people buy products in bulk from Alibaba at cheap prices and sell them on other commercial websites like Amazon, Flipkart, etc at a higher price. Selling on an E-commerce website involves registering for a seller account, filling up a business profile and tax information, listing products with proper pricing, and keeping orders ready to be picked up by the courier. Usually, when a buyer places an order for your product, you are notified by the e-commerce platform your product is listed on and you just have to pack the product and keep it ready for delivery. The Courier partner of an e-commerce site picks up the product from you and delivers it to the customer. An E-commerce website deposits the payment of the order in your account.
You can also choose to sell the stuff you no longer use on sites like eBay to make some extra money.
18. Develop a Mobile App
Do you have a mind-blowing idea in your mind that you think people would love? Think of creating an app around it. You will require little or no money if you are skilled enough to create it on your own or hire an app developer otherwise. You can share your ideas with your friends and family, and if they like them, they might even help you financially. There are a ton of different ways to monetize your own app once it is on the Playstore, allowing you to earn money even while you are sleeping.
19. Become a Website Developer
Every business wants to have a website today. The reason is simple. The website gets visitors and turns them into customers. More customers, more money. Because nobody wants to miss out on this chance, website development is in high demand. If you know how to code, you can start selling this skill online for money. Set up your profile on various freelancing websites like Freelancer, Guru, or start a gig on Fiverr. Ask your clients to give you a good rating and leave a positive review. A good rating will help you bring new clients.
Many more are still left to mention. Some considerable are here.
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Hope you understand there are always more ways to make money than one can think of. Don’t be overwhelmed by the list above, instead, make a list of your skills and see how you can use them to your advantage to make money. What do I want to do? is a question you should ask yourself.
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