9 Real Ways to Make Money Online

Making money online is easier than ever. Especially after everything that happened in the world in the last two years. There are more and more opportunities every day. People were forced to work from home and now the entire job economy has changed.

Here are some of the best real ways to make money online:


You’ve already heard of this one. Whenever you mention making money online, most people will think about freelancing. And it is a great way of making money. If you have any skills that you can monetize, you should try them. Even if you already work 9 to 5, this can be a good way to make some extra money.

You can work on websites like Upwork, Freelancer, Fiverr, and People Per Hour. When you get better, you can try TopTal, which is a platform for top talent freelancers. It pays much more, but you have to be really good at what you do. 

All you have to do is fill your profile with all the details and make it look professional. If you have any previous work in your portfolio, upload it to your profile. It will be easier for you to find a job.

Social Media Marketing

When it comes to social media marketing, it can be many different things. You can do social media management, email marketing, media buying, etc. 

You’ve already seen all the SMMA Gurus selling their courses on your YouTube ads. Don’t get me wrong! Many of them know what they’re talking about. But you don’t need their courses in the beginning. You can learn everything using Google and YouTube.

You can contact local small businesses and offer to run their social media. And if you’re good at it, they will get more customers. If you can get them more customers, they will be glad to pay you. One thing to have in mind is to not work with everyone but to select your niche. If you love fitness, do social media for gyms. Don’t fall into the trap of doing everything for everyone. You can only get burnout.

Web Design

If you’re familiar with HTML and CSS, you probably know how to make a basic website. But even if you’ve never written a line of code, you can use website builders. Most of them are drag and drop, so you won’t need any coding experience. You just need to be creative.

You can buy your hosting and make websites for businesses. You can go to Google and find all the local businesses in your area, and contact each one that doesn’t have a website. You won’t make a deal with all of them, and be ready for that. Most of them will probably say no. But many of them know how important websites are, but they don’t have time to work on it. Those people will gladly pay you to make one for them.

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is one of the great ways to make money without showing your face or investing a single penny. Although it helps to invest, it’s not necessary. Your job is to find products to promote, and you will make a commission out of every sale. These commissions can go from 2% up to 50%. 

One of the most popular places to sell affiliate products is Amazon Affiliate. You can make a Blog or a YouTube channel and make content to promote the products. Whenever someone buys something from your link, you receive a commission. But that’s not all. If they go to Amazon over your affiliate link, you receive a commission for everything they buy in the next 24 hours.

You can also sell digital products. There are many sites to choose from, like CJ and ClickBank. When you promote digital products, you can create a website talking about the specific theme, like dogs, and sell dog training courses. The big difference here is that the commissions for digital products are much higher. You can make up to 90$ just by selling one product. And if the product is subscription-based, you get commissions every month.


This is one of the most popular business models in the last couple of years. It takes a bit of money to start because you need to pay for the products. You also need to have a place to store all the products and someone to do the packaging and shipping.

An easy way to start is drop-shipping products that you would like to sell. This way, you won’t have to think about the shipping and packaging as someone else is doing it for you. Your job is to find products on eBay and create a website for them. Once you have created a website, you can do advertising to start making sales.

When you start making money drop-shipping products, you can invest that money and do e-commerce. Now it’s much easier to create a profitable online business because you are already making money out of it. The next step would be to create a personal brand. Once you have a personal brand and get recognized, the sky is the limit. 

Amazon FBA

FBA (Fulfilled by Amazon) is another business model you can do with Amazon. Unlike e-commerce, you won’t ever have to think about logistics. Amazon will take care of customer support, packaging, and shipping. All your products will be stored in Amazon Fulfillment centers. So you won’t have to think about storing them either.

Your job is to find good products, order them, and have them listed on Amazon. Now, the tricky part is selling them. You need to pay for the products upfront, so be careful not to throw money away. You should research and find consistent trends. But be careful not to chase every new trend and choose something that people can easily forget about.

It may not be a great idea to sell fidget spinners. They had their period, and they did well. But that’s not something that will bring you a consistent salary. On the other side, you can sell something like camping equipment. People will always go camping during the summer season. Now you need to find good products, and you will have sales every year. 

Writing E-Books

If you love writing and you’re good at it, consider writing an e-book. There are many ways to self-publish a book on Amazon Kindle today. You don’t have to go and chase the big publishing companies.

First, you should decide what kind of books do you want to write. Maybe you want to write romance novels or thrillers. Or you want to write guides and self-help books. You should always find as many genres as you can that you are interested in.

Now you should research all these genres that you’ve chosen and see which ones are selling the best on Amazon. If you want to write horror novels, but they only sell around Halloween, maybe it’s not such a great choice. But maybe you also love to write about traveling, and that niche has a consistent selling rate. Congratulations, you’ve found your niche.

YouTube Channel

One of the big differences when it comes to YouTube and other platforms is that YouTube will always pay the creators. You can make an above-average income only by doing YouTube. If your channel starts growing, YouTube will push it to grow even higher. It’s a win-win situation.

You can create videos on a specific topic that you know a lot about. Or maybe you just started doing something, and you want to document your journey. Your options are unlimited. 

If you don’t know how to make videos, you can download free software like DaVinci Resolve. Learn some basic editing. You can use YouTube Audio Library to find some good music that you can use. So now you won’t have to worry about copyright flags. And once your channel starts growing, you can delegate everything. Now you can pay someone to do everything for you while you focus on creating better content.

Royalty-Free Music

If you’re a beat-maker or a producer, you probably have a lot of unfinished tracks on your hard drive. Have you ever thought of monetizing them?

There are many websites that you can use to sell your music for commercial use. Some people call it stock music, and others call it royalty-free music. The idea is that you can upload music on all these websites where people will pay you to use your music in their videos. The bigger the project, the more you earn.

Many musicians and producers started doing this full-time. It’s an easy way to get to six figures doing what you love. Creators will always need music. Sometimes it will be for YouTube, other times it can be for a full documentary film. Now imagine if that documentary goes viral, and your song is in that movie. The possibilities are endless. Some of those websites are Audiojungle, Pond5, PremiumBeat, and Audioblocks. All you need to do is upload your music on as many of them as you can.

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