How many articles are there on the network that talk about ways to make money online? Hundreds? Thousands? Too many? Probably yes.
But there is a big problem: most of them do not want to help you. All they want is to sell you a course, a book, or anything else where they promise you that you will become a millionaire overnight.
More than 12 years past, I have been on the Internet, and never seen anyone follows one of those courses or books, and become rich by magic. That does not exist.
But what is true is that there are many ways to make money online without investing anything, or starting with just a few dollars.
And here I’ll show you 19 methods you should know to start generating income from your home with only your computer and the Internet connection.
19 Real Ways to Make Money Online
1. Filling out surveys
Fill out surveys is one of the most popular ways to make money online. Anyone can register in the different survey pages that exist, and give their opinion by answering simple questions.
The great advantage that surveys have is that you can spend as much time as you want, in most cases, it is very fun to answer questions, and you can do it from anywhere: at home with your computer, or on the street with your cell phone.
2. Earn $ 1,826 a month with this method
Many people are afraid to start investing in the stock market because they think it is too risky or too complicated for them. But there is a type of these investments simpler and that carries a much lower risk.
It’s about the binary options. In these investments, it is not necessary to have great knowledge about the stock market or wait for days to see results.
You just have to predict if one type of asset will go up or down, nothing more.
In addition, there are brokers like “IQ Option” with which you can start doing your operations with only 10 dollars in your account.
* Risk alert: your capital may be at risk. My readers are very important to me, and that’s why I recommend you start with only $10.
I had a very hard time in my life when the money was barely enough to pay the bills of my house, and that’s how I started in binary options because I needed income to be able to live.
I started investing only $3 in each operation from my home using my computer, and little by little I was learning how this system worked.
After a couple of months, I managed to generate $1,826 in a single month.
If you decide to invest in binary options, there is only one very important thing to keep in mind: NEVER invest more than 10% of your earnings.
3. Buy and sell cryptocurrencies
When in 2015 I wrote an article recommending investing in cryptocurrencies, many people laughed at me and did not follow my advice.
The fans who did listen to me have won in these two years more than 800,000 dollars with virtual currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum.
So you decide what you want to do now: seize the opportunity, or let it pass and repent later.
If you want to get the most out of cryptocurrencies to make money online with them, buy coins and sell them in exchange for a good commission for you.
Look for Bitcoin and Ethereum sellers that operate in your country through pages like Coinbase to buy some cryptocurrencies.
Then, sell them on the Localbitcoins page to people in your same country. The good thing about this is that the competition is now very low (in Colombia there is only one Bitcoin seller, in Peru, there are only two, etc.).
And thanks to that you can get a good amount for each sale and for the commissions that these virtual currencies generate.
4. Invest in Bitcoin and Ethereum
Another way to take advantage of the value of virtual currencies is to invest in cryptocurrencies through a broker.
For this, the broker that I recommend you use is eToro. With this platform, you can make both investments in Ethereum and investments in Bitcoins or other cryptocurrencies.
One of the advantages of eToro is that they have a section to operate in which you can copy the strategies of other investors automatically.
You do not need to know ANYTHING about investing in Bitcoin or Ethereum.
You should only look for investors who have operated with these cryptocurrencies, check if they have made a profit or not, click on the “copy” button, and the eToro system will automatically copy your strategies without you having to do anything else.
The minimum deposit in eToro is $200, but by investing in each operation only $100 you can get pretty good profits.
For example, I look for traders with good profits in Bitcoin, I copy them, and I do not go back in until eToro warns me that the transaction is over.
I usually do about 3 operations every 4 days and invest in each one only $100, and so I get $1,192 with all of them in that period of time.
To know how to copy other investors that operate with Bitcoins and Ethereum, click here and read the guide that I have written.
5. Create your own blog
Creating a blog is my favorite method to start making money online and the one I always recommend to my students when they ask me something simple and fast.
Why? Because a blog has many advantages:
- You only need to work on it a couple of hours a day writing simple texts on topics that you really like.
- There are hundreds of ways to monetize a blog: affiliate marketing, including advertising, posting sponsored posts, selling your own products or services …
- And best of all: the profits are very high and the initial investment is very low. Most of my students who have a blog make more than $1,600 each month with him, and thanks to that they have been able to leave their regular jobs to work from home.
Nowadays creating a blog is really simple: you just have to think about a topic that you like, get a domain and hosting to upload your files and start writing articles on it. You can choose one of these web hosting for WordPress better valued than sure you hit your choice and start your blog on the right foot.
You do not need to do anything else. Little by little you will begin to receive visits and earn money with the methods you choose to monetize your site.
Read this tutorial in which I teach you how to make a professional blog in less than 15 minutes and this article where you will discover 13 different methods to make money with a blog.
6. Write texts for others
Not sure if opening a blog is for you? Become a freelance writer.
Approximately 86,400 new blogs are opened every day, and more than two million articles are published around the world. And many owners of those pages need people like you to write texts on their sites and pay them for it.
You can search for offers of this type on sites like Freelancer.com, Earn money by writing, or Upwork.com.
7. Do you know another language? Make money with translation!
Knowing another language such as English, French, Italian, or German can give you a large income without having to leave your home.
Translation is a market that is growing more and more, and around the world, there are millions of companies and individuals that need others to provide these services.
In this sector, there are many different jobs you can do if you know another language: from translating simple texts such as documents or small articles, to books or web pages and entire blogs.
The best thing about this way of earning money is that you can dedicate the hours you want: you can do simple jobs in your free time, or devote full time to translate from home.
Some of the best websites to search for a job as a translator are Win Money in Pajamas, ProZ.com, TranslatorsCafe.com, or Upwork.com.
In this article, you will learn 13 tips to get started on this activity successfully: 13 tips to be a successful home translator.
8. Sell affiliate products
If you want to generate income online, but you do not have any product or service to sell, affiliate marketing is a good option for you.
Here what is involved is to promote articles created by others (books, courses, or physical objects) and, for each product that you sell, you will take a commission of the total price.
Normally you must register as an affiliate on the seller’s website, copy the provided link, and promote it in different media such as your blog, Facebook, Twitter, discussion forums, etc.
Some companies that offer good affiliate programs are Amazon or Clickbank.
9. Upload videos to YouTube
YouTube has great potential to make money doing what you really like if you are not ashamed to get in front of a camera and share your opinions with everyone.
In this platform, you can make money in three different ways. One of them is through the ads that will appear at the beginning of each of your videos.
Each time one of your followers sees those ads or clicks on them, you will receive a portion of the profits generated by that advertising. For this, you must link your YouTube account with your Google Adsense account.
Another way is with the affiliate marketing that I told you about in the previous point. You can create videos in which you talk about different products, and place your affiliate links in the description box so that your subscribers can buy them.
The third option is to contact companies (or they may contact you) that are related to the theme of your channel to see if they would like to promote their brand on your channel.
In this method, the company usually send a couple of their products for you to try and make videos talking about them to your followers, and as a reward (in addition to the items sent) they will pay you an amount of money to promote them.
10. Sell photos online
This is a great way to create passive income on the Internet without much effort.
If every time you go out to the street you like to take pictures of everything you see, you can sell those images on different online platforms dedicated to it.
Some of these sites where you can upload photos to sell them are Shutterstock.com, Bigstockphoto.com, Depositphotos.com, Istockphoto.com, Fotolia.com or the Foap application for your cell phone.
The images can be taken both with a professional camera and with your smartphone, but the photographs must be of high-quality and clear.
11. Get rid of what you no longer use
Do you have pants or a shirt that you never wear anymore? Do not know what to do with your old TV, your old computer, or your dining table that you no longer use?
You can get good extra money selling everything that no longer serves other people through online sites such as Olx, Quickr, and eBay.
The process is really simple and it will not take too much time: make good photos of what you want to sell, create an advertisement with a good description and the images you took, publish it, and wait for possible buyers to appear.
It is true that perhaps the money you take out will not be much, but you will be able to earn an extra and get rid of all the old junk that you have around your house and that is only occupying space in your rooms.
12. Share files
There are different sites on the Internet where you can upload files to share with other people and, every time someone clicks on them and downloads them, you will be paid a small commission for it.
It will not be much money (a few cents per click), but it is a good way to get extra money every month without doing anything and totally free.
Some sites where you can upload your files and get paid are Filebucks.org, Uploading.com, Sharecash.org, and 2downloadz.com.
13. Publish your book on the Internet
Do you like to write and dream that your works are read by millions of people around the world? If the answer is yes, you can generate good profits by publishing your own book on the Internet.
There are many sites like Amazon, Bubok, and Lulu, where you can publish your novels totally free.
If you want to know more about this, read the following article: How to publish your book for free to earn money.
14. Work from home
If what you really need is a job with a well-paid salary, but it is becoming difficult for you to be hired in offline companies, start working from home as a freelancer.
The demand for people who can be employed from their homes is getting bigger every day, and there are hundreds of positions where you can work only with your computer and an Internet connection.
For example, if you’re good at organizing appointments and schedules, an ideal job for you would be a virtual assistant.
On the Asistademy page, you will find many jobs as a virtual assistant to start generating income from your home.
If you know how to write fast on the keyboard, become a text transcriber.
If your talent is designing web pages or making logos, become a graphic designer.
There are many sites to find work in which you only have to register, look for offers of the job you want, apply to them, and wait for them to hire you.
And the best part is that in most of these positions you will be the one who chooses the schedules and the time you want to work.
15. Create an online drop shipping business
Using drop shipping is one of the easiest ways to make money online if what you want is to create your own online business, but you do not know much about starting an enterprise.
But what is drop shipping? It is an online business like the others, only here you will not have to buy the products to sell them, nor should you send them to the buyer.
It works like this: you create a web page with a few articles, and when someone places an order, you will only have to pass the order to your supplier, and he will be the one in charge of preparing everything and sending it to the buyer.
This way, you will avoid buying merchandise in advance without risking anybody buying it, and you will not need to spend time packing the orders and sending them to the clients.
16. Do you like Facebook? Become a social media manager
Social networks are increasingly important for large companies, small businesses, or people with a blog because they are valuable tools to promote and attract new customers or readers.
And that’s why many of these companies or bloggers need people who know how to manage them to help them publish different contents that attract traffic to their websites.
So if you know how to manage Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat as an expert, this could be a good way to start earning money from your home by becoming a community manager, the name these professionals receive.
17. Get $ 5 for Anything you know how to do
Have you ever heard of Fiverr? It is an online platform that has been running for several years and where you will be paid $5 or more to do any kind of small job you know.
You only have to register on the site, publish the task or the talent you have, and all the people who see it can buy your service for $5 if you are a beginner, and for more money when you have already done several jobs.
You can offer anything you can think of: write a person’s name in the sand, make a poster for someone, record a voice with your voice, read the future in the letters, send a greeting to someone on video…
It is an easy and fun way to earn money online, and the more jobs you do you can collect more money for each of them.
18. Become an online teacher
Being an online teacher does not mean teaching others only things like mathematics or geography; There are hundreds of talents that many people want to learn online from the comfort of their homes.
You can be an English, Italian or French tutor for those who want to learn a second language. Or teach an instrument that you know how to play the piano, the guitar, or the violin.
Other interesting options are to become a yoga instructor, tai chi, pilates, teacher of dances like salsa, or even give cooking classes through your computer.
All you need is a good Internet connection, a webcam or a microphone to talk to your students, and a program to communicate as Skype.
There are online tutors who earn from $12 an hour up to more than $25 for a 60-minute class. So if you take this as a normal job, you can get the same salary as a person who works outside the home.
The best method to start getting students is to create your own blog where you advertise the services you offer, and promoting yourself on social networks and websites with the same theme as what you are going to teach.
19. Earn money with apps for your mobile
There are thousands of applications for your cell phone with which you can earn money by spending 10 or 15 minutes each day.
In some of them, your task will be to see different videos, in others, click on advertising links, and some will pay you for leaving comments in photos or playing for 5 minutes to a game that you must download.
In the following article, you have some of these apps that you can start using today: The 11 best apps to make money with your mobile.
These are only 19 ways to make money online, but in the online world, there are many more that you can take advantage of with a little of your imagination.
Which of these methods above have you already tried? Leave me a comment below and tell me your experience.