[18 Ways] How to Earn Money Online Complete Guide

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Are you the one who is trying to Earn Money Online for years and haven’t seen any results? If that is you, don’t worry.

Today I am going to tell you the exact process to start making money online. I will give you 18 ways how you can earn from home.

In fact, I have used the same methods and ways that I am going to tell you for years, and the results are amazing.

It took me 4 years to realize how to earn money without getting into scams. But now I know exactly how you or anyone can reach four figure online income.

Let’s dive right in.

What do you need to Earn Money Online?

Most people think they need a lot of stuff in order to start making money online. But this is not true.

Online Earning has grown so popular because it does not require anything fancy or special to get started. Even the most common things at your house will do the work.

A list of things you need are

  1. Decent internet connection
  2. A Smartphone or Laptop
  3. 2 to 3 hours of time to work

Having a few skills specifically digital skills could help but they are not much required.

The skill you definitely need ( as per me) is the willingness to learn new things. Just master this skill and you definitely will succeed.

The way to start earning money online

Getting started to the online world i.e in the field of online earning could be a bit confusing due to many different options available out there.

When I started out, I tried all the possible ways at the same time. It was overwhelming. I lost interest in a few days and eventually lost most of the money I earned because I never reached the threshold to cash out.

If you want cash instantly, you can just join this site, but you will not be able to make more than $5 in a day (in most cases).

If you are new, i will recommend to go with survey and PTC sites. Blogging and Freelancing are amazing and you can earn most from it, but it has a learning curve and will take some time.

At the end of the day, it’s all about interest. So only do things you like doing and you can do even when no one is forcing you to.

Things you need to know

Also there are a few things you should know In order to start making money online. These are not actually rules, they are just what I learned from my experience.

Firstly start with easy stuff and do things you love or things that excites you. Otherwise you will lose interest.

Secondly don’t join too many sites or try to use all of the methods at once as it could be overwhelming.

Also most of the sites have a minimum threshold you need to reach to get your money. Keep that in mind.

Lastly you are doing all this on your own. Nobody will force you. So you need to be disciplined to get the most out of it.

Ways to Earn Money Online from home

Enough for the boring stuff, lets dive into the list.

1. Start Blogging to earn money online


Blogging is something that I would say is the best way to make money online.

Blogging means you create a website where you write or blog about a specific topic or niche you are interested in.

Once your blog start getting traffic, you can monetize by using different ways like ads, affiliate links, sponsorship and even by selling your services or products.

Honestly speaking, Blogging is not as easy as most blogging experts say, but it is not that difficult either. You just need to love whatever you are going to blog about and you are good to go.

At this time, it is really easy to learn everything you need to start blogging and the best part, this knowledge is absolutely free.

Blogging is too big a topic to cover here so I am writing a separate post on it, which I will link soon.

You can check out this amazing guide by Neil Patel on ‘how to start a blog‘.

2. Survey sites

Earn money online from surveys

Online surveys are my all time favorite way to earn money online. They are fast, easy to use and navigate, pays really well and are interesting.

Survey sites offers you surveys which are basically a set of questions asking for your opinion. Your opinion is used by companies to design products according to market need.

Surveys includes questions that ask you about your age, your hobbies, your car and things like that. So it is very easy to answer. You don’t need to worry as your data is used for market research purposes only.

You can check out the list of best survey sites here. Or you can start by joining my favorite sites like Surveytime, Feature Points, LifePoints, Toluna and Opinion world.

3. GPT Sites

gpt sites

GPT sites stands for Get Paid To sites. These sites offer a lot of different ways to earn money online including surveys, offers and tasks.

GPT sites has way more opportunities to earn money online. You can take surveys, complete offers like signup, watch ads, play games and much more.

They also have offerwalls in which they show offers of different offerwalls the GPT sites partners with to give you maximum opportunities.

There are a lot of GPT sites out there but I will recommend starting with Clixsense, Think Opinion and Prize rebel.

4. PTC Sites

With the growth of advertising industry we all watch tons of ads daily. It sucks. But what if you are given money to watch ads.

The PTC sites work on this concept. They show ads on their dashboard and you can click on them. Once the ad is open you have to watch it for a specific amount of time in order to get paid.

For every ad you can earn as much as $0.1. But thats rare. You can expect somewhere around $0.01 for every ad you see.

Honestly speaking PTC sites doesn’t have much to offer unless you work on surveys and start referring others but they are easy as you are doing literally doing nothing. Some of the best PTC Sites are neobux and adsital solution.

5. Become a Youtuber

Earn money online from YouTube

If you are using internet for a while, I can bet that you have heard about YouTube. It is a free service where anyone can upload or watch videos.

But that’s not all, if you are uploading videos and they are generating lots of views you can make YouTube a source of Income.

Firstly you need to create a YouTube channel and start uploading videos. Once you get to around 4000 hours of watch time, you can monetize.

And that’s not all, you can also earn by affiliate marketing, which I will describe later. 

If you are interested in starting a YouTube channel check out this completed guide on how to get successful on YouTube and earn money.

6. Captcha solving

Captcha solving jobs

Captcha solving job is also very popular among teenagers. Honestly speaking, I don’t like captcha solving jobs much. I will not recommend it unless you have lots of free time.

Companies need to create lot of accounts on different website but the captcha stops them from creating these accounts. That’s where captcha solving job comes into play.

Generally speaking, the payment is not high and you can expect somewhere between $0.35 to $1.5 for every 1000 captcha solved.

If you have an extra one to two hours free daily, you can make good income from there. Mega typers, 2captcha and captcha typersare the sites you should give a try.

7. Freelancing

Earn money online freelancing

Freelancing industry has seen a whopping growth in recent time. It is something I really love. Simply put, freelance means working part time, temporarily for many companies or persons at the same time.

There are a lot of sites which offers freelance jobs. All you have to do is signup on those sites and list your skills. It could be anything like MS Word, translation, writing and programming.

The site will then show you list of all the jobs as per your skill along with its budget. You can bid on them. Once the employer choose you, you can complete the job and get paid as decided.

There are lots of jobs which do not require any fancy skills like converting picture and audio files to text, creating Word files, etc.

Some of the most popular freelancing sites include Freelancer, Upwork, Fiverr and Guru.

8. Mobile Apps

Android apps to make money

Smartphones have become much powerful then ever before. You can do almost everything on them that you can do on a PC.

Mobile Apps can even help you make money. You can earn money by downloading apps, using browser, playing games( as I told you earlier) and lot more.

Remember, there’s a lot of scam. Few apps that I will recommend are Rozdhan, Mcent browser, One ad, Opinion Reward and Taskbucks.

9. Microjobs


Microjobs means small jobs that can only be done by a human and not by robots. The small jobs you need to complete are called tasks.

Task include a wide variety of jobs such as liking a facebook page, watching and liking a YouTube video, completing surveys, sharing a post and categorizing products.

They are easy to do and at the same time there are a lot of task available. You can found microjob on sites like Amazon Mturk, Microworkers and even on Clixsense.

10. Affiliate marketing

Affiliate marketing

Affiliate marketing means recommend products and services. If someone buy a product or service from your link you will get a small commission.

Safe to say, it is probably the best way to earn money online. It is super easy and have a high earning potential.

All you have to do is signup as an affiliate with companies like Amazon and Clickbank. You can then generate a link for every product they have and if someone buys a product from your link you will get paid 5 to 12 percent as commission.

11. Photo Selling

sell photos to earn money online

Are you a good photographer? Do you love to click random picks here and there? Do you have a lot of high quality pictures in your phone?

If you answered yes to any of these questions I have something special for you. You can make money by selling those pictures online.

There are websites where you can sell your pictures online. You can earn between 20 to 60 percent of whatever that website makes by your images.

A few great sites are Adobe stock, Shutterstock and Alamy.

12. Online Content Writing job to earn money

online content writing jobs

Writing is without a doubt one of the popular skill required in the online world. And don’t worry if you are not a good writer because it is lot easier these days to learn writing. And if you are like me, you will love it.

You can sign up as a writer on Fiverr or Upwork, but I will recommend you to go with sites specifically designed for writers like Constent content and Witty Pen.

You can earn a nice amount on these sites. On Witty Pen for example, once you sign up you will get around $5 for a 500 words article. Experienced persons can get $10 per 500 words or even 3-4 cents per word.

13. Virtual Assistant

Virtual assistant jobs

A virtual assistant is someone who provide service or assistance to a person or a company from a remote location. 

In return for your services you will get a agreed upon fees. The best thing about being a virtual assistant is that you can work for multiple persons.

As a virtual assistant you have to do things like scheduling appointments, making travel arrangements and phone calls and managing email accounts.

VA can earn from $10 an hour to upto $35 an hour or even more. You can even work on weekly and monthly basis. Virtual assistant jobs can be found on Upwork, freelancer or LinkedIn.

14. T-shirts designing

Earn money online designing t-shirt

If you have good creativity or designing skills, t-shirt designing can be an amazing way to make money online for you.

All you need to do is create an account on a site called teespring. There you can simply design t-shirt in the way you want and everytime someone buys that t-shirt you will get a commission.

Not only that, teespring is not exclusive. Which means you can use the same design on Amazon and earn more from there as well.

15. Graphic designing

Graphic designing

If you love designing but doesn’t quite like the idea of designing a t-shirt, you can start designing images, logo and graphics.

You will get graphic designing job from almost any freelance site and you can earn anything from $5 to $50 or even more.

Apart from creating images and logos, you can create pins and infographic too. Again graphic designing jobs can be found on any freelance site.

16. Ebook writer

eBook writing jobd

Writting is undoubtedly one of the most lucrative skill in online field. You can use this skill to create ebooks.

Create an ebook is easy, you can write one even on MS word. But it is highly advisable to use Google sheets or Canva. It  nearly costs next to nothing to create a ebook and you can sell it for hundred percent profit.

Just find something you are good at and write a amazing buyable ebook on it. You can either sell it on your site or you can use Amazon.

17. Coaching

Online teaching jobs to make money

Do you know something much better than others? And this could be anything from drawing and singing to graphic designing and coding.

If yes, than you can use your skill to make money online.

You can join sites like Udemy, Unacademy and Skillshare as a tutor. Once joined you can either create and upload your course and get paid when someone enrolls in your course or you can work as a virtual teacher and get paid monthly.

You can even start your own website and sell your courses there to take your income to another level.

The best thing about this is that you can create video as well as audio and text courses. Further you wont have to share profit with companies like udemy.

18. Instagram influencer

Instagram logo

If you are one of those who have a big following on Instagram, you can use it as a source of income.

To make it more clear, Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the most followed (221 M) person on Instagram has a following worth around $50 million a year.

While you cant actually have that many followers, even with a few thousand followers you can start earning money by promoting peoples and small brands.

If you don’t have a large following, you can do something I like most. Just find someone who has same number of follower as you have and ask for sharing your profile and in return you will share their profile.

This way, you can create a large following quickly.


So this is it. I have listed all the easy ways to earn money online. If I found any other way, I will make sure to include it.

But this is not a list of all ways to earn money online, it is a list of the most common ways to earn online.

If you want to know more, you can check out my complete list of 30+ ways to earn online.

Hope you have learnt something from this. As always if you have any questions, feel free to ask me in comments. And don’t forget to tell me according to you, which one is best to start making money online?

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