1. Buy and sell domain names.
Domain Names IconA domain name is basically the address of a website, such as “Google.com” or “Ebay.co.uk”. Domain names can be worth a lot of money and there’s a huge market for them which is only ever growing by the day. As an example Facebook recently bought “FB.com” for a reported 8.5 million dollars. If you’re lucky you might be able to think of a great domain that nobodies registered yet which would allow you to purchase it much cheaper (you can check availability here), or you could buy & sell existing domains in marketplaces such as Sedo, Godaddy Auctions & Flippa.
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2. Get paid to fill in surveys.
Survey IconIf you’ve got a bit of spare time on your hands then answering paid surveys online is a great (and rewarding) way to fill it. The surveys are normally fairly short and sweet & you’ll earn money each time you complete one. There are a whole load of different networks such as Global Test Market, Ipsos, Swagbucks & you can sign up to as many as you like.
A. Make money linking to websites.
Imagine if every time you shared a link you could earn money? Well you can with the AdFly link shortening service. Whenever somebody clicks on your link they’re shown a quick advert before they’re taken to the page you linked them to. You can post the links on your Twitter, Facebook, and anywhere else you usually share them. It’s a really easy way for anybody to make money online.
3. Get paid to share files.
ShareCash, Hoempage Screenshot ,There’s plenty of file hosts that allow you to share your things for free, but they probably don’t pay you each time they are downloaded right? Well ShareCash & CPALead do. All you need to do is upload your files & they’ll pay you anywhere between $1 to $20 each time somebody downloads them.
The catch is that in order for somebody to download it they’ll need to fill in a really quick survey, but if you’re sharing something that they want then getting them to do that shouldn’t be a problem.
4. Get paid when somebody leaves your website.
If you own a website or blog & somebody decides to leave without buying anything then you’re not going to make any money. However thanks to CPALead’s exit traffic tool you can even make money from the people that decide to go elsewhere.
5. Get onto the stock market (the easy way).
eToro Homepage ScreenshotThe stock market can seem daunting to a newcomer and it can be an easy way to lose money if you don’t know what you’re doing. However social investment network sites like eToro make it a lot easier by allowing you to simply follow the financial trading activity of other users (preferably ones that seem to be doing well) & copy them. You can connect with others & discuss investments allowing you to quickly learn all about the stock market & discover which stocks are the ones to buy into.
6. Sell your skills.
Computer SkillsOn website’s like Freelancer there’s thousands of employers looking to outsource work. Whilst there are plenty of jobs for web designers & programmers there’s also a whole load that don’t require any out of the ordinary skills. Providing you can at least read & write or enter data there’s certainly jobs on there you’ll be capable of completing. Browse through jobs, bid on any that tickle your fancy & get paid when you finish them. It really is easy as it sounds!
7. Create a gig on Fiverr.
Fiverr Homepage ScreenshotFiverr is an online marketplace to which you can sign up & offer a service for $5. The service can be anything you like but obviously the less time consuming it is for you the better. It doesn’t take long to come up with an idea since all you need to do is have a quick look through the site & see what others are offering. The website is full of potential buyers browsing through to see what people are offering which means that if your service catches their eye you could begin generating sales almost instantly.
8. Setup an online franchise style business.
Previously setting up an online business has been something that’s required you to have a good knowledge & understanding of computing, but not anymore thanks to the new iPAS2 system which is basically a business in a box. It provides a wealth of training videos, access to private coaching & let’s you create your own franchise style online business. It’s a fantastic system not only for those experienced with online business but also for those who are just starting out and looking to set something profitable up online. Read my own review here.
9. Make money using “Get Paid To” sites.
Making Money Online“Get Paid To” sites like Swagbucks & Qmee will pay you for doing a all sorts of different things such as shopping, searching, playing games, watching videos, answering questions, even clicking & a whole load more. With a long list of offers & prompt payouts sites like these are a great way for anybody to make money just by carrying out simple tasks online.
10. Make money with HubPages.
HubPages HomepageHubPages is a great & fun way for writers & enthusiasts to make money online. Their system is so easy to use that just about anybody can join up & create their very own “Hub”. It’s basically your own page on the web but once it’s published HubPages showcase it to other readers & you can start getting visitors almost instantly, your Hub can even get a chance to be featured on the homepage if it’s really good. You can create as many Hubs as you like & you can earn money from them by enabling advertisements or eBay/Amazon listings to display on the page.
11. No risk matched betting.
Matched Betting IconI’ve always hated gambling simply because I always seem to lose, but then I came across this risk-free (and legal) technique that allows you to turn the tables on the bookmakers and make the most out of their free bets. How does it work? Well basically you’re backing something to win but also backing it draw or lose at the same odds meaning you’re matching your bet and removing the risk of losing. The first time I tried it I managed to make £15 in 30 minutes.
12. Get paid to shop online.
Quidco Homepage ScreenshotBy using cashback websites like TopCashBack or Quidco you can get paid for shopping online. Sites like these work with a whole load of retailers & when you shop with them rather than going to the retailers own website they get paid a commission. Being the generous folks that they are they then give some of that commission back to you in the form of “cashback”.
13. Create your own blog.
BloggingDon’t think that you have to be a tech whiz to get started blogging. With sites like WordPress it’s actually fairly easy & in just a couple of clicks you could have your very own blog set up on the web. Blogging is great because not only is it fun to write about things you enjoy but there’s also quite a bit of money to be made if your blog starts attracting a lot of visitors.
14. Become an affiliate.
Affiliate IconIt’s really easy to get started making money as an affiliate with sites like ShareASale & it can be very rewarding indeed with some companies willing to pay over $100 just for 1 successful purchase. As an affiliate you’ll basically be selling other companies products or services for them & receiving a commission each time you manage to do so. The companies will give you a tracking link & instead of sending people directly to their website via their normal web address you simply send them through your affiliate link instead. That way they can track the sale back to you & credit your account.
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15. Flip websites.
Flippa Homepage“Flipping” websites is were you buy (or build) & sell websites purely to make a profit. With huge free to join marketplaces like Flippa it’s really easy to get into & there’s certainly a lot of money to be made. A lot of the sites can sell for over 5 figures, some of which are often only relatively new. You can buy established sites in an attempt to hold them for a while & hope their value will increase or you can develop websites from scratch in the hope that they’ll interest buyers & sell for a good profit.
17. Become a Microworker.
Microworkers Homepage Screen shot Even if you’ve only got a couple of minutes to spare there’s still a way you can earn money & that’s by joining Microworkers. On Microworkers employers post really small jobs that they need completing such as taking a screenshot of their website on your computer or filling in a short sign up form. Tasks pay out around $0.01 to $3 depending on how long they take to complete but each task will tell you how much it pays & how long it’s expected to take beforehand so that you can pick and choose your jobs.
18. Make money from YouTube.
YouTube Homepage Screenshot YouTube‘s a great site to begin earning money from since all you need is a video camera & a bit of imagination. When you upload your videos you can enable adverts & get paid each time somebody watches them. With over a billion people visiting YouTube every single month finding viewers for your videos isn’t all that difficult, and if they’re a hit they could quickly go viral overnight earning you a nice bit of money!
19. Get paid to search.
Qmee Homepage Screenshot Using sites like Qmee you can actually get paid to search on sites like Google, Yahoo, Bing, Amazon & eBay. All you need to do is simply install the Qmee app & search like normal. Qmee will place a few of their own search results alongside your normal ones & if you decide your interested in one of the results Qmee have displayed then you can click on it & collect your reward.
20. Write an eBook.
eBook IconIf you enjoy writing then publishing your own eBook can be a great way to earn money. In 2012 eBooks generated more sales than hardcovers & it’s now estimated that they make up for around a quarter of all book sales. Websites like Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo all have their own self publishing services which means that getting your eBook published isn’t as difficult as you might think, in fact it’s actually fairly easy.
21. Get paid to write product reviews.
DooYoo Homepage ScreenshotA lot of people search the internet for reviews of a product before they buy which means customer opinions are in demand, so much so that there are websites out there that are willing to pay you to hear what you think. Sites like Dooyoo will pay you up to 60 pence for every review you write so if you’ve got something to say about any of the things you’ve bought then this is certainly the place to do it.
22. Sell your photos.
Camera Icon Are you one of those people that just loves to take photos? The kind of person who’s iPhone album is just a never-ending scroll? Well you’ll be glad to hear that you can make money from these photos by selling them to stock image sites like iStock or Fotolia.
23. Sell arts & crafts online.
Etsy Homepage ScreenshotIf you’re passionate about arts & crafts then using sites like Etsy you can turn your hobby into an income. Etsy is a huge online marketplace for handmade & vintage things & it’s a fantastic & fun way to make money for anybody into arts & crafts.. If you take a few minutes to browse through other sellers profile’s & read their feedback count you can see just how much money there is to be made with many sellers boasting over 500 sales.
24. Get paid to write articles.
Writing Icon The internet is full of people looking for writers to produce content for things like websites, adverts & newsletters. If you enjoy writing then it could be just the job for you, especially with sites like Textbroker paying around £5 to £30 per article. You’ll never fall short of jobs either as they’re hundreds posting daily on websites like Freelancer & Elance.
25. Make money from Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
Social IconsFor many Facebook, Twitter & Instagram are just a place to spy on friends & see what they’re up to. However for some they’ve turned into a full time occupation. That’s because on these networks it’s pretty easy to quickly build up a following, and having a few hundred thousand people (or more) at your fingertips to reach out to anytime you like is pretty powerful. Companies know this, and many are willing to pay people will large followings to promote their products.
26. Entering competitions.
Competition Icon Whilst entering competitions is mainly down to luck & doesn’t provide a guaranteed income you’d be quite surprised at just how many people have given up their day jobs to take “comping” up as a full time occupation. It’s said that there’s around 30,000 competitions running at any time in the UK which means providing you enter enough of them then your chances of coming out with a prize could be fairly high. With some prizes being worth over 50k it only takes one big win to set yourself up for a full year.
27. Earn money via “Cost Per Action”.
CPA lead HomepageThere are websites out there such as CPAlead that will pay you each time you get somebody to complete an action. As an example you can sign up to CPAlead & lock a link, which means that when you share a link with somebody they’d have to complete a quick offer before they were redirected to it, resulting in you getting paid. There’s a whole load of different ways you can earn money via CPA for example if you own a website you can use their widget to require people to complete a quick offer before they can access it. Their payouts are pretty high and there’s an awful lot of people using CPAlead making well over $100 a day.
28. Get paid to rate music.
Slicethepie Homepage Screenshot If you love your music then this one is definitely for you. Slicethepie will pay you to literally listen to songs & review them. They’ve paid out over $1.3 million to their reviewers & anybody can sign up & get started straight away. If the money itself isn’t good enough for you, you’ll be getting tomorrows big hits sent to your inbox every day & could influence what gets played on the radio.
29. Make money as an online project manager.
Freelancer HomepageClick here to read my full guide on this method.
This is a fantastic way to make a lot of money online, yet it’s something just about anybody could do. Sites like Freelancer & Elance provide places for employers to find freelancers and vice versa. However, they also give you the opportunity to become a middle man and take a commission off each project for yourself whilst not actually having to carry out any of the work. (Well, they might not give you this opportunity directly but with my guide you’ll soon see how it’s possible). On each project you manage you can generally add at least $30-$60 for yourself and it’s possible to manage 5 or more a day.
30. Make money recycling old mobile phones.
Phone Recycling Icon If you’ve got any old phones lying around the house that you think nobody would buy then think again. Sites like Mazuma and Envirophone will give you an instant online valuation & if your happy you can sell it to them for some quick cash. The few times I’ve used them I’ve been pretty impressed at the prices they’ve offered me, they weren’t actually much lower than 2nd hand market value.
31. Sell your old CD’s, games & movies.
Music Magpie Homepage ScreenshotYou can get an instant price for your old CD’s, DVD’s, games & electronics on sites like Music Magpie & they can pay the money directly into your bank. It’s an easy way to declutter & make money both at the same time.
32. Make money buying & selling on eBay.
eBay Homepage There’s lot’s of people that have left their jobs because their eBay stores have grown so large & you could easily be the next. The great thing about eBay is that you can watch on other peoples listings and see exactly what’s selling & for how much, then you can take that knowledge out onto the high street & use it to find bargains that you can sell for more on eBay. If you want to take it really seriously you could also consider ordering products in bulk from the wholesaler to get them cheaper & make more profit from your sales.
33. Make money drop shipping.
Drop shipping Icon If you haven’t heard of drop shipping then the concept is fairly straight forward. Rather than buying a whole load of products to sell & risking being stuck with some you simply partner with a drop shipping supplier & list their products for sale instead. Then whenever somebody orders a product you just let your supplier know & they’ll send them it – all you need to pay is the cost of that product. It’s basically owning a shop without the risk of being stuck with leftover inventory and it also allows you to start a business with much lower capital required since you don’t need to purchase any stock outright.
34. Earn money doing research.
Field Agent Homepage Screenshot If you have an iPhone then you can download an app called Field Agent which pays you to carry out little research tasks for companies based on your location. You simply browse the map, check what tasks are available in your area & choose which ones you’d like to complete. Tasks might include checking prices in a store, taking photos of something or writing a little review. It generally pays around £4.50 per task but can pay out up to £10.
35. Take on a “proper” work from home job.
Lionridge Homepage ScreenshotMaybe you don’t fancy working for yourself and would rather work for a company, but from your home. That’s possible thanks to Lionbridge, the website that’s said to advertise around 150 “serious” work from home jobs at any given time. The work required varies from job to job but usually you’ll have the benefit of being able to pick & choose the hours you work. Unfortunately though most jobs listed on the site do require a degree.
36. Get paid to scan shopping receipts.
Receipt Scanning IconSurprisingly it’s true, by using apps like ReceiptHog (US) or Quidco (UK) you can actually earn rewards simply by scanning your shopping receipts. There’s also another site called ShopandScan but that ones invite only so if you apply you’ll have to wait to be selected. It doesn’t get much easier than scanning a barcode, and you can expect to earn around £10 per month.
37. Sell WordPress themes.
WordPress Installation WordPress is one of the most popular blogging platforms & themes for it are in high demand as people are willing to pay top dollar to make their blog stand out from the crowd. A nice WordPress theme can quite easily sell for over $50 and it’s said that there’s around 100,000 new WordPress websites launching every single day so there’s certainly some money to be made.
38. Get paid to put adverts on your car.
Car With Adverts OnUsing something called “vehicle wrapping” companies can put adverts on your car and remove them without damaging the paintwork. If you’re happy to drive around with a few ads on your car then you’ll be glad to know companies like Money4Space & Comm-motion will pay you to do just that. You can earn over £200 a month however the amount you earn will depend on how many ads your willing to put on your car, the more you put on the more money you’ll earn. They’ll generally be willing to put ads on cars of all shapes and sizes but they’ll most likely require your vehicle to be fairly new and in good condition.
39. Sell leads.
Leadpages Homepage ScreenshotLead generation is a big game & there’s a lot of money to be made. Basically you’re finding people who might be interested in a certain product or service, collecting their details & then selling them on to companies that provide the product/service they’re interested in. It’s not uncommon to see people making over $500-$1,000 a day in the lead generation game & anybody can get started by signing up to sites like LeadPages. LeadPages allows you to quickly create fancy & powerful landing pages to grab the visitors attention & drive them to inputting their details, thus providing you with a lead.
40. Multi Level Marketing
Multi Level Marketing Multi level marketing is a way to earn a serious amount of money of cash online and it’s an opportunity thats open to pretty much everybody regardless of online marketing experience. Websites like Empower Network have paid out millions in commissions and even have their own millionaires club. It’s worth noting that these aren’t pyramid schemes because those are of course illegal. In a pyramid scheme there is no product, but with multi level marketing you basically sell products yet also get a commission on anybody that you refer who also goes on to sell products themselves.
41. Sell audio clips.
AudioJungle Homepage ScreenshotIf you’re a musician or DJ don’t think you’re limited to publishing your work on YouTube. You can put your clips in online marketplaces like AudioJungle & make money every time somebody downloads them. Prices of audio clips start at $1 but many sell for around $18, plus when you put your clip in the marketplace it gets featured on the homepage for a little while bringing instant listeners and potential buyers to your tracks.
42. Make money from donations.
Donation Icon Whenever people think about making money online they always tend to think about selling something but donations can bring in an awful lot of money too and many websites are purely funded from donations alone. All you need to do is provide useful content that helps people and makes them feel like putting their hands in their pocket to say thanks.
43. Rent out your signature in online forums.
Forum Icon If you frequent on a lot of forums then there are people that will actually pay to have their banner or link to their website featured in your signature, especially if you’re a member that’s looked up to. Just change your signature to something like “Rent this signature $x per month, message me for details” and see what happens.
44. Sell digital products.
ClickBank Logo Clickbank is the biggest & most popular affiliate marketing network for digital products on the internet and since launching they have paid out over $2.3 billion dollars to their affiliates. With whopping commissions of up to 70% and hundreds of thousands of products in all different kinds of niches it’s really easy to begin making money. There’s software, eBooks, all things digital & all you need to do is link people over to the product’s sales pages and if they decide to make a purchase then you’ll get the commission – easy.
45. Become a web hosting reseller.
Reseller Hosting IconThe internet is growing everyday and more and more people are looking to buy web hosting in order to setup their own websites. Starting your own web hosting company would be expensive and complicated, but thankfully there’s a much simpler solution. Reseller web hosting is a relatively low risk alternative with minimal start up costs. You’re basically buying a web hosting companies services wholesale and selling them on to customers for a profit. With sites like Heart Internet you can sell cloud hosting & offer unlimited websites for just £29.99 a month & get your first 3 months free if you pay annually.
46. Invest in websites.
Invest IconIf you browse website marketplaces such as Flippa you’ll find a lot of sites for sale, but you’ll also find some webmasters who are just looking to sell a percentage of their website to raise funds so that they can improve it and grow. It doesn’t come without risks, but the sellers provide historical traffic & revenue information so you can generally make well informed decisions as to which websites look like they’re going to be a good investment. If you manage to get a few good earning sites under your belt it can be a really nice income, especially as a silent partner.
47. Sell your videos.
VideoHive Homepage ScreenshotYouTube isn’t the only place where you can make money from videos, instead you could upload them into the VideoHive marketplace and offer them for sale. There’s tonnes of people looking for video clips online to use in their own project & yours could be just the one they’re after. Pricing of clips starts at around $2 but many sell for over $30.
48. Guest posts.
Pen And Paper Icon If you own your own blog then you might think you’re limited to making money through affiliate programmed or advertisements but that’s not true. If your blogs popular then there will be plenty of other bloggers queuing in line to have their guest post published on it and the majority will be willing to pay. They’ll most likely want a link back to their own blog or website from somewhere within the post, but I’m sure you can allow that for the right amount of money.
49. Get paid to answer questions.
Text Message IconIf you’re good with general knowledge or can quickly find an answer online then you could earn up to £10 an hour answering questions. That’s because companies like AQA (Any Question Answered) and Mauren 118212 offer services that allow people to ask them a question via text message. Receiving over 20,000 questions a day these companies are constantly looking for more researchers to join their team in order to keep up with the demand.
50. Make money sharing free software.
Installing Software Icon You can make money literally by giving away free software. Sites such as PerInstallCash will give you free software to share and pay you up to $2 every time somebody installs it, that’s because the software packages come with a few of the network advertisers offers bundled in with them.