One of the most time-proven ways to make money online is through your own website. You pick a niche, generate traffic, and then sell your products and services to your audience.Here we are discussing 25 ways to make money online.
1. Make Money With an Awesome Blog
A lot of people start a blog as a way to express their views or as a creative outlet.
However, there are many cases of people not only earning a living from their blogs but even turning them into massive companies, like the Huffington Post.Huffpost’s homepage.
Not every blogger will hit these figures, but if you play your cards right you might have a solid chance of earning money with your blog.
Remember that it’s important to have a long-term vision. You won’t make money right away, but, as your writing improves, your skills grow, and your site picks up more traffic, it’s a definite possibility.
If your goal is to start a blog that makes you money, here are some tips to keep in mind:
Choose a broad topic like health, finance, relationships, hobbies, or personal growth
Always aim for quality and create the best possible source on any given topic
Learn about SEO and how to rank your site in search engines
Build a network with popular bloggers and other influencers
These tips will lead you in the right direction. Once you have a trustworthy blog that gets a large volume of traffic you’ll have many opportunities to monetize your site, such as:
Selling your own courses and products
Selling affiliate products
2. Start an Affiliate Website
An affiliate marketing site is built upon recommending or reviewing certain products. Then, when a reader buys that product through your link, you’ll receive a commission.
Although it might not seem like a big revenue generator, there are multi-million dollar sites based on affiliate revenue alone.
For example, Wirecutter was so profitable that the New York Times bought the site for $30 million. There is also Lucieslist, a site about baby product reviews and Outdoorgearlab, a site dedicated to camping and hiking gear reviews.
To start your own affiliate marketing website, join an affiliate program that fits your site’s niche. For instance, if you have a blog dedicated to computers and technology, you can become a Hostinger affiliate.
Hostinger Affiliate Program frontpage where you can learn more about the ins and outs of affiliate marketing.
Take Bitcatcha, for example. This website offers reviews about hosting services, VPN tools, and site builders. Every time it mentions a product, an affiliate link is included in the post.
After signing up for the Hostinger Affiliate Program, you’ll get access to the affiliate marketing dashboard where you can track all of your campaigns. Then, use the provided marketing materials — like banners, ebooks, and infographics — to increase sales.
While Hostinger’s affordable plans help to ensure a high conversion rate, there’s always room to maximize your gain. For that reason, it’s possible to ask for suggestions and advice from your dedicated account manager. They’ll be happy to help you out.
3. Build an eCommerce Website
eCommerce sites have exploded in popularity in recent years. With the prevalence of platforms like WordPress and WooCommerce, creating an eCommerce site couldn’t be easier.
If you prefer dealing with physical products and selling something tangible, then opening up an eCommerce store could be a great fit.
There are two different methods of running a successful online store:
Creating and selling a niche physical product to a dedicated group of buyers
Purchasing cheaper goods manufactured in foreign countries, repackaging them, and selling them at a markup.
The first approach can be very successful, but it does require a passion for the product and the willingness to do a ton of research, product development, and testing.
However, such success of stores like SkinnyMe Tea, Beardbrand, and Ratio Coffee shows that you can reach the incredible results with your eCommerce store.
If the first approach seems a little risky for your first online business, then you might consider the second option of reselling popular overseas products. This method involves sourcing a popular product from a platform like AliExpress, repacking the product, and selling it through your own storefront.
Beyond selling the right products you’ll also need to think about how you’re going to ship your products. You can personally handle shipping and order fulfilment yourself. Or, you can employ a popular method called drop shipping, where the manufacturer handles it for you.
4. Resell Web Hosting
Resell hosting is another great way to make money online. In fact, we offer this service on our sister project Hosting24.
The basic idea of reseller hosting is providing a dedicated server space, which you can use to build your very own web hosting brand. It allows you to:
Create cPanel-powered web hosting accounts
Set custom resource limits (i.e., disk space, bandwidth)
Conveniently manage all accounts using WHM
Since cPanel is the most widely used tool when it comes to managing a hosting account, it will be easy to attract new users. The server uptime is also monitored by an in-house administrator team, which ensures stable uptime and availability.
It allows you to focus on user acquisition, rather than the technical aspects of server management. If you’ll have any questions, a dedicated 24/7 support staff will be there to help.
Especially if you’re familiar with how web hosting works, reselling it will be a walk in the park. Who knows, you may become one of the web hosting giants if you put enough effort.
5. Create a Digital Course
It seems like digital courses are everywhere today. So, if you have valuable knowledge that someone would pay for, this could be a great opportunity.
In addition to having your own courses, learning platforms such as BitDegree offer a chance to become an instructor. It’s a unique opportunity to pass your skills and experience to thousands of people who are eager to learn something new.
Signing up to BitDegree.
Digital courses can be produced in a lot of different formats, from simple PDF downloads, all the way up to self-produced video courses that have dozens of hours of content.
Creating online courses could also be a very rewarding plan. Since it’s under your control, there’s no limit to how much money you can make.
Like most other methods on this list, digital courses can be integrated into most styles of websites including blogs, eCommerce platforms, and even affiliate marketing sites.
If you’re looking to create a digital course, but haven’t settled on your topic, it’s a good idea to poll your audience. Often, they can tell you exactly what they’d like to learn and would be willing to pay for.
For example, the online course Learn Scrivener Fast is completely dedicated to helping writers learn the ins and outs of the Scrivener software. Joseph Michael, the creator of this course, uncovered such a need by reading the comments on Michael Hyatt’s blog. It has since grown into a six-figure income business.
6. Create a Membership Site
Membership sites have exploded in popularity recently and the idea is easy enough to implement. It does, however, require having an existing audience of some sort.
For example, Mark Manson runs a popular self-development blog. On his site, there’s a membership portion that gives users access to online courses, videos, and additional article commentary. For fans of his work, it’s a great deal.
People are already visiting your website because they like what you write about and how you use your style. So, you can create a membership section of your site that offers premium content.
Now, every single person who visits your site won’t take you up on the offer, but your dedicated fans will find it irresistible.
The type of membership site you create will depend upon the kind of site you run and the level of depth you want to go with your premium content. If you like the idea, check out our guide on how to create a membership website using WordPress.
7. Sell Advertising Space
Google AdSence frontpage.
We’ve all seen sites that use advertising throughout their content. Sometimes the ads are intrusive, but other times they integrate naturally with the content.
Monetizing your site via advertising is usually reserved for when your site is receiving a large volume of traffic. If your traffic numbers are high and only continue to grow, then this option could be worth exploring for some extra cash.
While the amount you’ll get paid will depend upon the network, you’ll usually get paid based upon the number of impressions or clicks.
There are many different ad networks to choose from. Google AdSense is probably the network you’re most familiar with. With it, you apply to the network, and once you’re approved you can start adding ads to your site. Typically, the payout for Adsense ads won’t be great unless your traffic is in the millions of visitors per month.
There are other ad networks like Ezoic and Media. Both of which have an approval process and site evaluation. These networks also have the benefit of working with you to optimize your advertising revenue.
If you don’t want to work with an ad network you also have the ability to sell advertising yourself. If you have a niche audience, this can be a pretty worthwhile option. Let’s say you have a site dedicated to sleep optimization. Instead of using one of the ad networks mentioned above, you could sell ad space to large mattress companies.
You also have the option of creating sponsored content. This is where a company will pay you to create sponsored content that you would post on your site. Sites like Buzzfeed and Millo have taken this approach.
8. Sell Your Services
Selling services from your website is one of the fastest ways to online money making.
There are two different approaches you can take:
Create an Educational Blog and Offer Your Services
Create a niche blog that contains useful information about a certain topic. Let’s say you have a blog about woodworking techniques, and you’ve built a decent sized email list and got a solid traffic number.
You can add a services page to your site where you offer woodworking lessons, whether in person or through mediums such as Skype.
Create a Basic Website and Pitch Your Services
The other method involves creating a WordPress website for the sole purpose of pitching your services to companies and individuals.
Let’s say you want to be a freelance writer. You need to pick a niche and build your website. Then, create a few pages telling people who you are, the services you provide and showcase a few examples of your work.
Then, start generating leads for your new service business by engaging in guest blogging, podcast interviews, or cold outreach.
If you’re looking to take your service-based business to new heights, then combining the two methods will give you great results.
9. Create a Subscription Job Board
Job boards can be a rather profitable way to earn a living with your website.
The process is simple — people looking to hire someone in a specific niche will post a job listing on your site and your visitors will apply for the job.
The Balance Careers frontpage.
You can either charge people to post job listings. Or, you could charge your visitors a monthly membership fee to access the job board.
Keep in mind that you do need to have decent traffic in order for such a site to work. A company won’t pay to post a job on your site if you aren’t sending any qualified applicants their way.
For example, let’s look at the ProBlogger Job Board. Here, companies and individuals will pay a fee to post a job listing on the site. Then, it’s entirely free for anyone to access and apply for the job. Since ProBlogger is an authority site with a large audience, businesses who post a job will get hundreds of applications for each listing.
When creating a job board make sure you have a solid audience that has a synergy with companies in your space.
10. Create an Online Directory
Online directories aren’t as popular as they used to be, but they can still be profitable.
They work in a similar fashion to the job board above. But, instead of people paying to post jobs, or get access to the job board, they’ll pay you a monthly fee for a directory listing.
If you have an authoritative site or get a lot of traffic, then these listings are pretty valuable.
Let’s say you run a site that’s dedicated to web development and design. You produce high-quality content and have a solid amount of authority. You could create a directory portion of your site where web developers and agencies can purchase a listing.
This will not only provide them with a solid authoritative backlink, but it could be a nice source of traffic for their business.
Usually, directories work by charging a monthly subscription fee to be listed. You could even charge a premium fee to let businesses list themselves at the top of the directory, getting even more eyes on their listing.
11. Sell Your Website
Finally, one of the most profitable ways to make money from your website is to sell it.
Depending on your site, this can be a pretty profitable option.
Empire Flippers marketplace.
On average, your site will sell for a few times more than what you usually receive per month. This number will depend on a variety of factors, but you can generally expect to sell it from 12 to 30 times your monthly passive income.
The following factors will influence the final result:
The age of your site
Your domain authority
How much traffic your site receives
How much profit you generate
Your revenue diversification
The steadiness of your revenue
Whether your site is growing or stagnating
If you’re curious how much sites will generally sell for, then spend some time browsing through the Empire Flipper listings.
Ways to Make Money Online Without a Website
Creating a profitable website is a great way to create a long-term passive income online. However, there are still ways you can start making money online without having to create a website.
12. Publish Kindle Books
If you’ve been dreaming about writing books for a living, then this might be the best time to do it. The self-publishing revolution has made it possible for anyone to make a living by publishing books.
Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing website.
Keep in mind, since there’s a lower barrier for entry, this also means more competition. But, by writing the best book possible, and satisfying reader expectations, you can increase your chances of success.
When publishing your own Kindle books, every aspect of the publishing process is under your control. This means you’re responsible for writing, editing, formatting, getting a cover, uploading it to Amazon, writing your book description, and marketing it.
Here are some tips to improve your success as a self-published author:
Research your niche carefully, make sure there’s a viable book market that isn’t too competitive but it still has a viable audience.
Write the best book possible and hire a professional editor.
Invest in a high-quality cover and book description — these two elements work hand-in-hand when you need to sell your books.
Publish your books as a series and aim to dominate a given market.
Your success as an author is entirely under your control. Write the best book possible and build an email list of your ideal readers. The more you’ll learn, and the more ways to make money will be open to you.
13. Email Marketing
Think about how many emails you get in your inbox every day. A lot of these are probably email newsletters you’ve signed up for. Some you can’t wait to open every day, while others — you wonder how they’ve even reached you.
Drip frontpage – eCommerce customer relationship management platform.
Creating a niche email newsletter can be a great way to reach a targeted group of people and create a solid and sustainable business. Million-dollar businesses like theSkimm were built on the back of a daily email newsletter.
Best of all, starting an email newsletter doesn’t have to be difficult. With platforms like ConvertKit, Drip, MailChimp, and Aweber, it’s never been easier.
Here’s the process for you to follow:
Decide upon a niche you’d like to serve, and the style of your emails
Choose an email marketing provider
Create a simple landing page and drive traffic to that page
Send regular emails to that list
The goal of your email list is to build trust, so your customers would open your emails every day.
Once you have a sizeable list of people that opens your emails you have multiple ways to monetize that list, such as:
Selling your own digital products
Offering a membership course
Sending your subscribers to affiliate offers
14. Freelance on Sites Like Upwork
There are a ton of freelance sites full of hungry clients who are looking for someone with your skillset. There’s more demand for freelancers now than at any time in history.
Some of the most popular freelancing sites include:
To succeed on these platforms it’s important to establish a niche. The worst thing you can do as a freelancer is brand yourself as a generalist. Since the competition is so high, you’ll want to brand yourself as the only solution to a specific type of client.
No matter your niche, it’s time to build out your profile, create some relevant samples that show off your skills, and start pitching.
If you’re serious about making a living on platforms like Upwork, then spend some time digging through the site Freelance to Win — this site is dedicated to helping you become a highly paid freelancer.
15. Buy and Sell Websites
The process of buying and selling websites is like the process of flipping homes — you buy a house that has investment potential, fix it up, and sell it for a higher profit.
Flippa website marketplace.
The process is pretty straightforward. But, just know that there are risks involved. So, don’t invest money in a site you can’t afford to lose.
Here’s how you buy and sell sites for a profit:
You find an undervalued website that you know you can improve. For this, check out marketplaces like EmpireFlippers, Flippa, and We Sell Your Site.
Do your research to uncover revenue and traffic numbers, link profiles, and the real reason why someone is selling the site.
If everything checks out, purchase the site.
Make site improvements to maximize its traffic and revenue.
Sell the site for a better profit.
If you’re interested in exploring this process in-depth, then check out these articles and success stories from Hostinger users:
How I Turned My WordPress Blog Into A Five-Figure Business
20 Ideas for Your First Online Side Business
10 Steps to Making a Profit Buying and Selling Websites
How I Made $180,000 Profit Buying And Selling Websites Part-Time
How to Buy and Sell Websites: Expert Advice on Maximizing Your Profit
16. Buy and Sell Domain Names
You can also buy and resell domain names, just as you would a website.
Hostinger Domain Checker frontpage.
Use tools like Just Dropped to purchase a unique domain name. Then, re-list the domain names, wait for buyers and sell them for profit.
Some people have been able to make hundreds or thousands of dollars per year employing this exact strategy.
You can start doing it here on Hostinger with our domain checker. Simply enter your domain name and we’ll provide all the available options for you.
Find Your Unique Domain
17. Sell Stock Photos and Footage
Shutterstock stock photography website.
If you love to take pictures or recording footage, then you can make money off this passion.
There are tons of sites that allow you to upload your stock photos and footage. These sites have huge user bases, and when someone licenses your photo, you get paid.
Some of the biggest stock photography websites include:
If you’re a videographer, then some of the top sites are:
When creating your stock portfolio, spend some time browsing through the marketplaces above to find the most popular styles.
Then, create your own niche and upload as often as possible — the larger your portfolio is, the greater your chances of success.
Beyond making money with your photos and videos, using websites like these can help to build a fanbase for your work as well.
18. Invest in Cryptocurrency
Chances are cryptocurrency appeared on your radar with the huge Bitcoin peak. However, even if you didn’t invest in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies a few years ago, it isn’t too late.
Bitcoin courses in BitDegree.
Investing in cryptocurrency is a lot like any other form of investing, and there will be some risks involved. But, by taking the time to educate yourself you can make some sound investments that’ll pay off in the long-run.
The first step in your cryptocurrency adventure is to get your knowledge and skills up to speed. BitDegree is a great resource that’s full of useful tutorials and courses that’ll get your cryptocurrency knowledge up to speed.
There are multiple approaches to earn money off cryptocurrency including:
Investing in coins before they IPO, or grow in value
Learning how to program and work with blockchain
Become a cryptocurrency writer
Getting a job at a cryptocurrency startup
Since cryptocurrency and blockchain technology are still in their beginnings, it’s a great time to learn the necessary skills to position yourself for future success.
19. Sell Your Crafts on Etsy
There are more ways to earn money for your services and that doesn’t only include driving an Uber or Lyft. If you specialize in making handcrafted goods, then you could make a nice living selling these types of goods online.
Etsy marketplace that focuses on handmade and vintage craft items.
Etsy is one of the biggest platforms for selling your crafts — from unique iPhone cases to shirts, rings, and much more.
You can get started without a website or an online presence. They already have a large audience you can tap into directly. Plus, if you develop enough traction, then you can always transition over to your own self-hosted eCommerce store in the future.
To increase your chances of success keep the following tips in mind:
Do your research to make sure there’s an existing demand for your creations on Etsy
Consider how much time it will take to make each item. Is your time and material cost worth the price you’re charging?
Think about what makes your product stand out? You’ll want to have a unique style, while still hitting the expectations of your buyers.
20. Sell Your Products on Amazon (FBA)
Amazon is one of the biggest online retailers, with thousands of products currently listed on the site.
We already mentioned how to create an eCommerce store, and this approach is similar, but the core focus here is on using the Amazon platform.
With this approach, you find products that are selling well on Amazon, and you source cheaper versions of those products. Then, you add your own branding and then re-sell the items.
You have the opportunity to sell these products yourself or work with a manufacturer who will customize these products and dropship them to your buyers.
If this sounds interesting, then check out the resources below to educate yourself further:
The 4 Secrets of Long-Term Amazon Success [including FBA]
Want to Make 6 Figures From Your Amazon FBA Business? Here’s How.
Amazon FBA Success: I Sold $40,639 Worth of Physical Products in the Past 30 Days
21. Start a YouTube Channel
YouTube is one of the world’s largest search engines. But, instead of searching for websites, people are looking for entertaining, fun, or informative videos.
You can monetize your YouTube channel by using their advertising system or sending your viewers to a website you’ve monetized in another way.
You can think of building a YouTube channel in a similar fashion to creating a website, except you’re creating videos, not written content.
If you feel comfortable in front of the camera, and want to try your luck creating videos, then you’ll need to figure out what your channel will be about. Typically, there are two types of YouTube channels out there that are most successful:
Entertaining content. This style includes content like web series, comedy videos, pranks, reviews, video game walkthroughs, and a lot more.
Educational content. This style is more geared towards, “How to” phrases. If you have useful skills or information you want to convey through a video, then this is a solid option for you.
Once you’ve decided what kind of channel you’re going to start, it’s time to start creating. First, you’ll need to create a YouTube channel and think of a catchy name. Then, keep the following tips in mind:
Use a high-quality camera to record your videos
Experiment with different styles, formats, and editing techniques until you find one that gets the most traction
Optimize your video titles, descriptions, and images to get people to click
Create a consistent video publishing schedule, so followers know when to expect your content
22. Become a Virtual Assistant
If you’re great at planning and organization, then becoming a virtual assistant could work for you. A virtual assistant is responsible for a wide range of tasks. For example, you could do general bookkeeping, data entry, email management, research, and a lot more.
Becoming a virtual assistant can be a great way to not only grow your income but exchange contact with important people as well. Not only that, but the market and need for VAs is only growing.
A lot of small business owners are turning to virtual assistants, instead of hiring a full-time staff member.
You can find virtual assistant gigs on sites like Fiverr, Upwork, and Remote.co.
23. Sell Your Programming Services or Software
Learning how to program can be a very valuable skill. Whether you’re looking to freelance with your skills or develop and build your own software.
Once you have enough skills under your belt, you can perform such tasks as building a consumer application, a niche web or mobile app, or even a mobile game. A lot of very successful businesses have been built on the back of software.
A lot of today’s software is built by larger companies, but, if you look through the Google Play or Apple Store, you’ll find that a lot of the most popular apps have been built by people just like you.
If you’re looking to make money off your own software or apps, here’s an approach you can take:
Do market research to uncover what is currently needed the most
Build an MVP version of the software
Get feedback from initial users and beta testers
Integrate feedback and launch the first version of your product
Prepare a marketing campaign based on your budget
If you’re looking for inspiration, check out how Nathan Barry founder of ConvertKit was able to grow his software startup.
If building and selling your own software sounds too time-intensive, then you can profit off your programming skills right away by freelancing.
Spend some time digging through top freelancing platforms like Upwork and Freelancer and you’ll find a variety of offers your skills are suited for. Or, you can visit Remoteok.io, which highlights a variety of remote programming positions you can apply to.
24. Tutor Kids Online
Teaching English and tutoring students around the world is a great way to make extra money online. If you’re from an English speaking country, then you already have the skills to succeed.
You can also obtain an ESL certification to increase your chances of success and getting hired for the job.
Usually, you can make up to $25 an hour tutoring students over Skype.
If this kind of work sounds interesting, then check out these sites:
25. Test Websites and Give Feedback
Do you have a good eye for design or what makes a good website or app? If so, you can make fast cash online by offering your feedback and testing for usability errors.
For example, perhaps someone’s content is unclear? Does the layout confuse you? Is the navigation menu too complicated? These are valuable insights that might greatly improve someone’s online business.
There are a number of sites that’ll actually pay you for this kind of feedback. Some of the most common website and app feedback sites include:
1.How can I make money quickly?
Ans:You can join sites that hire people by simply Googling “Simple jobs online for money.” You shouldn’t expect to make more than a dollar with one job; also, be really careful about scam jobs and jobs that require your personal info (name, phone number, IP address) to register.
2.How to make money offline?
Ans: By computer maintenance.
3.How to be rich?
Ans:By reading sabin rokka’s posts .