How To Make Money Online

If you are looking for some extra cash to pay off debt or enjoy some of the finer luxuries in life, look no further. For anyone struggling to figure out how to make money online these days, an almost endless list of income-generating opportunities exists.

Most of them require you to roll up your sleeves and do a little work but when you’ve saved up a few dollars you can look to compound your returns by considering a robo-advisor, such as Betterment, which automates investment management.

Until you build up that nest-egg, you can find ways to make a little extra cash from home while still wearing your pajamas.

[1] Money Saving Apps

Did you know that each time you buy something, the transaction price is rounded up and the difference saved when you use money-saving apps like Acorns, Qapital, and Chime.

All you need to do is swipe your card and voila, a little extra money is squirreled away for a rainy day. If you bought a cup of coffee in the morning and followed it with a stop at a gas station, some lunch and perhaps a visit to the grocery store, you might save $2 on the day.

It’s no big deal you might think but multiply that $2 times 365 days a year and you’re starting to talk about a nest-egg that you can dip into for presents, vacations, or even a downpayment on a new car that would otherwise not have existed. And best of all, you don’t have to do anything to save the money daily – the apps do all the hard work for you.

[2] Proof Reading

Are you a good writer, author, editor, or simply good at spotting errors in documents. You don’t have to be Shakespeare when it comes to writing or Emily Post when it comes to Etiquette to make money online proof-reading.

At ProofReadAnywhere, you get about $0.35 per page so it’s not like it’s big money that will make you rich overnight but hey if you like reading and can blast through 10 pages a day, that’s $3.50 a day or another $1,000 per year!

Combine that with your money-saving apps swiping and you might be closing in on $2,000 extra a year already.

[3] Test Websites

Have you ever found yourself stumbling upon an error on a website and thinking “wow, I can’t believe they didn’t fix that already!”

Well, maybe you have a knack for user experience, navigability and all-round user-friendliness when it comes to website reviews.

Now all you need to do is sit on a sofa, turn on your favorite TV show, and play around on websites to evaluate their user experiences and errors by signing up to a site like UserFeel.

[4] Watch TV, Get Paid

Speaking of watching TV while making money, did you know it is actually possible to get paid while watching TV?

Shocking, right! But, true.

The Perk Pop Quiz app lets you pick a trivia category and the more correct answers you pick the more points you build up which you can then redeem at major stores like Starbucks, Target, and Amazon.

[5] Sell Your Books

Probably, you’ve got a collection of books hanging around on a bookshelf that you read before and won’t ever pick up again or ones you know you just will never read. Well, why not sell those books and make money online from them?

Now you can with traditional avenues like Amazon and Ebay, but also with less familiar names, such as BookScouter.

[6] Rent Your Wardrobe

No way somebody would pay to rent your wardrobe right?


Companies like Rent The Runway have built massive businesses connecting people who want to rent fancy clothes at discounted prices.

Just think about it. If you could go to a high-end fashion shop on Rodeo Drive and pay full prices or simply rent the same item online for a fraction of the price, which would you choose?

It’s that same deal-seeking mentality that most other people have which has allowed Rent The Runway and Style Lend build businesses that customers love, and you can profit from.

[7] Make Money From Social Media

If you are a Twitter fanatic, you will love this way to make money because you can actually sell your tweets.

If you have a strong list of followers, companies like PaidPerTweet will actually pay you to tweet out product promotions, so your followers discover a new item, the advertiser gets a new distribution channel that builds product awareness, and you get paid for connecting your audience with the advertiser’s product.

[8] Make Money Teaching Online

Are you an expert in something? Anything? Probably, you are. It doesn’t matter whether you are a plumber, a painter, or a candlestick maker, you can create a course online at Udemy and make money each time people want to learn about the skill you already know inside and out.

Udemy has the platform and customers to make it easy to get started so you don’t have to worry about what the first steps are nor do you need to be an online marketing expert that knows how to find an audience – it’s already done for you. All you need to do is transfer your expert knowledge from your brain to an online course.

[9] Get Paid To License Your Photos

Do you have a smartphone? Of course, you do! Do you take pictures? Of course, you do!

(If you don’t, er, skip to the next item on the list.)

But for anyone who has a phone and takes snaps, check out Foap, which lets you make money from your photos.

Simply take a snap, upload it to Foap, and when someone wants to license it, you get paid. It’s that simple.

You can expect to get paid about $5 per snap which may not seem like a lot but all it takes is one amazing shot of the Grand Canyon or Golden Gate Bridge, and if a bunch of people license your photo, you could be looking at $100 from one click.

[10] Online Garage Sale

You have a bunch of stuff around your home that you know you will never use or need but it doesn’t feel good throwing it out so you keep it. But what if you could make money from it without hosting an actual garage sale?

That’s where LetGo comes in. Think of the mobile app as an online garage sale. You post a pic of what you want to sell, upload it to the app, and when someone locally wants it, you get paid while getting rid of something that was clogging up space. It’s a win all-round!

#1 Stock For The Next 7 Days

When Financhill publishes its #1 stock, listen up. After all, the #1 stock is the cream of the crop, even when markets crash.

Financhill just revealed its top stock for investors right now... so there's no better time to claim your slice of the pie.

See The #1 Stock Now >>

The author has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. Financhill has a disclosure policy. This post may contain affiliate links or links from our sponsors.