There are endless ways to make money online.
Some are legitimate. Some give you sleepless nights.
I personally researched 101 ways on how to make extra money online and from home that make sense to me.
And you can filter through the categories below to find one that interests you.
Let’s dive right in.
1. Make Money Promoting Amazon Products
Hate dealing with product inventory and customer service?
Amazon's affiliate program — Amazon Associates is the way to go.
Pick the products that you want to promote and place your affiliate links on your blog posts or YouTube videos.
If someone buys through any of your links, you get the commission.
This post by HubSpot explains how to get started with Amazon Associates Program.
2. Make Money Promoting Software
This is my favorite.
In general, software companies pay a hefty commission for any new customers you bring in to them.
And the truth is, they always need more customers.
Every company does.
Some even offer monthly recurring revenue (MRR), which means you get paid every month. As long as the users you brought in stay as a paying customer.
For example, ClickFunnels pays you up to 40% monthly commissions for any users you refer to them.
3. Make Money with an Affiliate eCommerce Store
The affiliate eCommerce store is a hybrid business model of affiliate marketing + eCommerce.
In other words, you're selling physical products using the affiliate marketing business model.
First, you create an eCommerce store using Shopify, WooCommerce, or other shopping platforms.
Instead of listing your products on it, you list other companies’ products. Say, Amazon.
If someone visits a product page on your store and decides to check out, redirect them to the vendor’s website.
And if they eventually make a purchase, you get the commission.
No dealing with product creation, inventory, and customer service.
Art / Design
4. Sell Stock Photos & Video Footage
If you’re a photographer or a videographer or a filmmaker…
Apart from taking clients' jobs, you could also sell stock photos or video footage for profits.
You can sell your creative work on your website, as Peter Mckinnon does.
5. Sell Music / Beats Online
If you’re a music producer or a beatmaker, these marketplaces allow you to sell or lease your beats online.
There is a debate on whether you should sell or lease your beats, and both have their pros and cons.
Check out this article to learn all the ins and outs of selling your beats online.
6. Sell Graphic Designs Online
Have a good sense of design? Or passionate about graphic design?
Well, you can sell your design works online and make passive income.
If you're new, it's good to dip your toe in the water on freelance marketplaces like Fiverr, Upwork, etc.
Once you've gained more experience and are ready to up your game, you want to sell your works on your own website.
That way, you get to control everything — price, design of your website, the way you position yourself, etc.
You get the idea.
7. Make Money with 3D Printing
If you have a 3D printer, you can make money by selling 3D printing services online.
And Treatstock is one of the great platforms that let you do that.
Or if you have a catalog of great 3D printed products, you can open an online store and start selling.
8. Manufacture Your Own Products
Being able to manufacture your own products, and create your own brand is the holy grail of eCommerce.
Though it may need a substantial initial investment to get your idea off the ground, you get to control everything.
The price, the profit… and most importantly, the product quality.
If you're looking for manufacturers from China, use the former.
For manufacturers from North America, use the latter.
9. Start Your Own Clothing Line
If you're a fashionista and have an entrepreneurial spirit, starting your own clothing line could be a rewarding experience.
You could go the traditional route, do all the design work yourself, and bulk order your inventory.
Before you even start selling.
Or you can go the easier route — Print on Demand, get your business up and running literally in hours.
You can create a store with Shopify, and use Printful and Printify as your order fulfillment app.
They’re both great, and I recommend you use both.
10. Sell Your Crafts on Etsy
If you’re a DIY kind of person and could find joy in creating crafts, please don’t just create for fun.
Create things to sell instead.
Etsy is a marketplace where you can list your original handcrafted items for sale.
You get to do what you love (I assume you enjoy making those crafts) and then sell your work for a profit.
Which is awesome.
While it may not make you rich due to the scalability of handcrafted items…
Still, getting paid to do something you love is one of the best things in the world.
11. Sell Printables Online
Similar to selling crafts, you can create printables and sell them for profits.
Printables can help bring vibrancy and personality to life and increase productivity.
So people are willing to pay for it.
Need some ideas to get the ball rolling? Check out this awesome step-by-step guide.
12. Start a Subscription Box Business
People love receiving physical items. Especially things that make them excited.
Subscription boxes give people something to look forward to each delivery.
For instance, people who love snacks would like to be surprised by different kinds of snacks every month.
That said, here’s an article from Cratejoy to get you started.
Consulting / Coaching
13. Start a Social Media Marketing Agency (SMMA)
Love running paid ads on social media and testing out different things?
Why not start an SMMA then?
You can do all the fun stuff without spending your own money.
And you get to help your clients achieve their business goals.
Most people don't know how to run ads on social media. They don't even bother to spend time learning it.
The sad truth is, most people hate learning new stuff.
If you’re willing to do something most people aren’t willing to do, like learn and master paid advertising, you can start an agency and make a killing.
14. Become an Online Business Coach
I still get hit with imposter syndrome on a daily basis.
But I genuinely believe that everyone has some sort of knowledge or value that people will find useful.
We're all passionate about something. There's always something that we do better than others.
If people regularly come to you for advice on a topic, that could be worth looking into.
And you don’t have to be an expert to be able to coach people.
If you’re passionate enough about something, you’re going to spend a lot of time geeking out on it.
As a result, you’re going to get good at it and gain a competitive advantage over those who don’t.
Does that make sense? I hope so.
15. Become an Online Personal Trainer
Here we’re talking about something more tangible.
If you’re a fitness coach or have expertise in that area, you can offer online coaching.
You can do it live, or you can record training videos for your clients.
This is an evergreen niche. There are always people wanting to lose weight.
16. Build Websites & Sales Funnels for Local Businesses
With all the page/website builders on the market, building a website is a breeze.
Even if you can’t code.
But not everyone is comfortable dealing with computer stuff.
And that's when you come in handy.
There are over 1.5 billion websites on the world wide web today.
In fact, there’s a website being created every second.
So, I guess I don’t have to remind you that this is a vast market.
If you’re a beginner, freelancer websites like Fiverr are an excellent place to start.
Once you’re confident about your skills, you want to pivot to building your own brand.
17. Sell Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Services
The more mature the internet is, the more important SEO becomes.
These days, the internet has become extremely competitive.
There are only 10 spots on the first page of Google SERPs (Search Engine Result Pages).
If you can’t rank your site on the first page, the amount of traffic you're going to get is insignificant, if any, at all.
An analysis by Backlinko shows that the top 3 Google search results get 75.1% of all clicks.
So, if you have expertise in SEO…
Consider offering your professional services to the marketplace.
18. Lead Generation for Local Businesses
Lead generation is nothing new when it comes to making money online.
Businesses always need new customers.
Some don't want to deal with marketing, so they set up an affiliate offer on affiliate networks.
There are all kinds of affiliate offers available on affiliate networks like MaxBounty. You can pick whatever is relevant to your niche and promote it.
Like affiliate marketing, you don't have to deal with customer service.
One of the best ways to make money online.
19. Become an Online Therapist
Online therapists are therapists who only provide counseling services over the internet.
Those platforms allow you to focus on working with your clients without worrying about marketing and website stuff.
20. Become an Online Nutritionist
If you're a nutritionist without an online presence, you're leaving so much money on the table.
You can offer nutrition coaching and meal plan customization online.
You can also create an online store and sell healthy recipes and shopping lists.
But the best one is offering monthly meal plan subscriptions to your clients.
You get to keep them on track with their diet, and you get to generate monthly recurring revenue.
If you’re not a certified nutritionist and want to become one, FutureLearn offers online courses that you can apply and learn from the comfort of your home.
They also have short courses if taking a Bachelor’s degree sounds overwhelming to you.
21. Start a YouTube Channel & Earn Ad Revenue
This one shouldn’t need much explanation.
If you’re good at something and can share it through videos, you should start a YouTube channel.
YouTube is the 2nd largest search engine in the world after Google.
And like Google SEO, once a piece of content is live on YouTube, it stays there forever.
(Unless, of course, if Google goes out of business.)
Need some motivation? Follow Sean Cannell on YouTube!
22. Become a Content Creator & Launch a Membership
If you have a YouTube channel and people enjoy your content, on top of ad revenue, you can also launch a membership charging a monthly fee.
That way, you have an extra source of income, and your followers get to support your work.
A great example is Matt D’Avella. He makes fantastic videos on YouTube and has rapidly grown his channel to over 2.5 million subscribers.
He also has a membership on Patreon, whereby people can contribute a monthly fee to support him.
Now, what if you’re afraid of being in front of the camera and prefer writing instead?
The good news is, you can do the same with your blog.
Mark Manson is the author of The New York Times bestsellers:
- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck
- Everything Is Fucked: A Book About Hope
And he has a blog with a monthly membership option available.
If you subscribe to the monthly membership, you get access to his premium content and courses on various topics.
So don’t limit yourself to what you can do. If your content is good, people will pay.
23. Become a Social Media Influencer & Get Sponsored
I’m sure you’ve seen this:
An influencer with a big following posting a photo or a video on social media, talking about a product, and how they like it.
Well, they're paid to do that.
In fact, they’re making good money just by making a post.
According to HubSpot, the average price for a sponsored Instagram post is $300.
And if you become more successful, you could be making $25,000 per post.
But of course, it takes time and effort, and some inherent advantage of being able to do that for a living.
It’s possible, nonetheless.
And if you manage to pull it off, you can easily expand to other platforms like YouTube.
Companies are continually looking to sponsor YouTube videos to get more exposure.
That's much cheaper than running ads, given the number of people they're reaching. And those are super targeted audiences.
24. Start a Niche Facebook Page & Monetize It
Akin to YouTube ad revenue monetization, you can do the same with your Facebook video page.
In 2017, Facebook launched in-stream ads — allowing content creators to monetize their videos.
To qualify for in-stream ads, you must:
- Pass and remain compliant with Partner Monetization Policies.
- Publish from a Page (not a profile) with at least 10,000 followers.
- Generate at least 30,000 1-minute views on videos that are at least 3 minutes long in the last 60 days.
- Be at least 18 years old.
- Live in an in-stream ads eligible country.
There is also a Fan Subscriptions option. You can turn your page fans into supporters through a recurring monthly subscription.
25. Start a Facebook Group & Monetize It
If you have a Facebook group, Facebook allows you to charge $4.99 to $29.99 per month for access to exclusive posts.
The catch is, it wants up to 30% of your revenue.
Fortunately, there are conscientious companies out there that let you start a membership without losing an arm and a leg.
They charge you a monthly fee to use their platforms. But you have access to a lot more customizable features.
Furthermore, you keep all your profit.
26. Become a Facebook Gaming Creator (Earn Stars & Donations)
Are you a pro gamer with an engaging personality? Or are you fun to watch when you’re gaming?
If so, you can start a gaming channel and stream your gaming sessions.
As to Twitch, I found an article that might give you the information that you need.
27. Make Money from Podcasting
Podcasting is another way to share your thoughts with the world.
Podcasting alone won’t make you any money.
But like social media, it’s a very effective method to drive traffic to your products or offers.
And you can monetize your podcasts in many different ways.
You can sell your own products, promote someone else’s products, sell sponsorships, etc.
28. Monetize Your Twitter Account
The way you make money with Twitter is the same way you do with other social media accounts.
Build an audience and sell sponsorships.
29. Create & Sell Your Online Course
The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Market was valued at USD 5.16 billion in 2019. And it's expected to reach USD 21.14 billion by 2025.
There are tons of money to be made, especially after the global pandemic that we had.
People from all over the world are getting more and more open to online education.
As the old saying goes, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago; the second-best time is today.”
Don't wait until you're ready to launch an online course; that day will never come.
Just step out of your comfort zone and do it.
You don’t know what you don’t know, after all.
30. Sell Your In-Game Items for Real Cash
Not everyone enjoys streaming themselves playing games to the world. I get it.
The good news is, you don’t have to.
If you’re good at certain games or are willing to spend some time acquiring rare items in those games, people are willing to pay you money for those in-game items.
In fact, selling in-game items for money isn’t a new thing.
However, it’s good to know that not every game allows you to make profits that way.
Always do your due diligence before doing so.
31. Launch a Product on ClickBank
If you’ve been in the internet marketing space for a while, ClickBank shouldn’t be a strange word.
But in case you don't know, ClickBank is one of the largest product marketplaces. Mostly digital products.
Here we’re not talking about promoting ClickBank products and earning affiliate commissions. We’re talking about launching your own product on ClickBank as a vendor.
Again, you don’t have to be an expert to do this.
According to Peng Joon, if you’re new in your niche, you should find someone established and JV (Joint Venture) with them.
What’s more important, in my opinion, is to create an excellent product.
If you focus on the value that your customers are going to get, instead of the amount of money you’re going to make…
They will appreciate it and spread the word.
And before you know it, you're making more money than you ever expected.
32. Flip Websites for Profits
Though it’s not the easiest, flipping websites for profits is still viable these days.
There are thousands of people trying to start a website every single day.
Truth be told, not everyone has spare time to create a website from scratch.
If you can find websites with potential and put in some work to make them better, you can sell them for a profit.
33. Create & Sell Email Templates
Writing emails could be a daunting task, especially if you're building out an email automation funnel.
So if you’re good at copywriting, you can create email templates for sale.
Trust me, people will pay for it.
Not everyone can write, likes to write, or is willing to take the time to learn copywriting.
For example, Ian Stanley is a great direct response copywriter. And he creates and sells monthly email templates on his website.
34. Create & Sell Cookbooks
Do you like to cook?
If so, you probably like to try out different cooking methods and techniques. Or experiment with different recipes now and again.
If you always have new ideas about cooking and can convert them into reality, chances are you’ve got something to share. And people need it.
Creating your own cookbooks and publishing them may sound intimidating, especially you haven’t done it before.
But I’m sure the outcome will be well worth it.
Freelancing / Remote Jobs
35. Start a Video Production Business Online
The demands for video have dramatically increased in the last few years.
More and more people and businesses are contending for attention on social media every day.
If you know how to film and edit videos, you can sell your expertise as a service.
Here’s an example for your inspiration.
In August 2018, I came across a video production company called EcomVids. Dropshipping was all the rage at the time.
And they started offering video creation services to dropshipping store owners.
Here’s how much they charged back then:
This is how much they charge now (as of 2020):
That's an over 80% increase in less than 2 years!
However, they have gone through a lot of transitions over the years to get to where they are now. And I'm not gonna get into that.
I just want you to know what is possible.
36. Become a Professional Video Editor
What if you enjoy editing videos but not running the video production business?
The good news is that you can become a video editor and sell your services on the internet.
Like any other service, you can sell your gigs on freelance websites. But I always think that selling through your website and building your brand is the way to go.
37. Drop Servicing
This is very similar to dropshipping.
But instead of marketing physical products to consumers, you’re selling services to businesses, as a middleman.
If you like the business model of dropshipping but don’t want to handle shipping, deliveries, and deal with customer service, drop servicing may be a good option.
38. Business Naming & Logo Contest
This may sound weird, but do you like coming up with brand names?
It’s pretty fun. And what’s better is that you can actually make money with that.
There are companies like Squadhelp that let you sign up as a creator. And you can participate in business naming and logo design contests.
If your name ideas or logo designs get picked by their customers, you win the contest and get the cash award.
Pretty cool, huh?
39. Become a Virtual Assistant
If you enjoy doing administrative tasks and want to work from home, consider becoming a virtual assistant.
There are plenty of platforms that you can find jobs as a virtual assistant. But Upwork is one of the most popular ones.
The best part?
You can charge more on Upwork than on other platforms.
And if you’re able to complete the tasks that are given to you efficiently…
You can work for more than one employer simultaneously if they don’t mind, of course.
40. Get a Remote Job
No, it's not about finding jobs on Fiverr.
These platforms are not free. But if they sift through hundreds, if not thousands of job offers on the internet and only show you the best ones, it's worth paying for it.
41. Become an Online Juror
If you are a citizen of the United States, becoming a mock juror is a great way to make some extra money.
And thanks to the internet, you can now do it from home.
42. Data Entry Jobs
I’m gonna be honest:
You won’t make much money from this.
In fact, you probably have to do a lot of these jobs to make a decent amount of money.
43. Become a ClickWorker
Clickworker offers various micro-jobs that you can do from anywhere in the world.
All you need is a computer or a mobile device, with an active internet connection.
If you’re currently unsure of what to do, it could be an excellent way to make some extra bucks while honing your skills.
44. Become a Web Search Evaluator
Love browsing the internet? Why not get paid to do it?
Okay, it’s not that simple.
You need to perform web searches, assess the search results, and review the website to check the relevance of the content.
But as a web search evaluator, you do get paid to do it.
And yes, you can work from home.
45. Become a Website or App Tester
Before a company launches a new website or app to the market, they need users to test its functionality and usability.
As a user tester, your job is to provide feedback so that they can make improvements, if necessary.
An easy way to make some extra bucks.
46. Online Surveys
Taking surveys is one of the most straightforward jobs you can do to make a quick buck. And for some people, it could be a fun thing to do.
If you can relate to that, check out companies like Survey Monkey and InboxDollars.
Maybe you could find something that interests you.
47. Become a Respondent
A little different than regular surveys, Respondent allows you to participate in online research and make money.
How the research is being conducted is entirely up to the researcher. It could be through video calls, phone calls, in-person discussions, or just pure online research.
48. Get Paid to Watch Videos / Play Games / Read Emails
If you’re someone who's always on their phone, this is for you.
You can get paid to watch videos, do online shopping, play games, read emails, etc.
And most of them pay in cash, not points.
49. Get Paid to Browse the Internet
Companies like UpVoice will pay you for browsing the internet.
All you have to do is install their Google Chrome extension and browse as you normally would.
When you browse through their participating sites, you get paid.
50. Work from Home as a Nurse
Fiverr is one of the most popular freelancing platforms on the internet. And there are endless kinds of gigs you can sell there.
If you're a complete beginner, it's great to start with Fiverr. The main goal here is to gain experience and build up your reputation.
But once you're ready to level up, you can shift your focus to other higher-quality platforms.
That way, you can charge more and earn more.
I'm repeating myself here, but ideally, you want to create your own website and build a strong brand.
51. Freelancing on Upwork
Speaking from my own experience, freelancers on Upwork are generally of higher quality.
If I ever need some professional work done, Upwork is where I would go.
If you’re good at writing, translation, or any other professional work, you should be able to charge a reasonable price on Upwork.
But again, the end goal is to have your own website and a strong personal brand.
53. Make Money with Amazon Mechanical Turk
If taking online surveys sounds boring to you, try Amazon Mechanical Turk.
They offer jobs like data processing, analysis, and content moderation challenges, etc.
I’m sure out of the thousands of available tasks in the marketplace; you'll find something of interest.
54. Become a Travel Agent Online
There are several ways to become an online travel agent, but let's talk about an easy one.
You can apply to work for a travel agency as an online travel agent. And you can make money selling cruises, resorts, and tours to your clients.
Check out this article for more info.
55. Be a Stitch Fix Stylist
Have an eye for fashion? Why not apply to become a Stitch Fix Stylist?
Most of the time, you'll be working remotely from home. But you also get to attend company training and events.
What's better is you get to immerse yourself in a community of like-minded colleagues.
56. Sell Your Jokes Online
There are several ways to sell them for money if you have an endless stream of jokes or funny stories.
Companies like Reader’s Digest will pay you to submit jokes, gags, and funny true stories.
57. Become an Online Test Scorer
There are multiple standardized tests given every year. While some parts of the tests could be graded by machine, other parts require hand grading.
If you have an educational background in any given field, you can work remotely as a test scorer.
Alternatively, you can also check out FlexJobs for more job opportunities.
58. Lose Weight & Win Prize
Have you ever tried to lose weight, but no matter how hard you tried, you seemed to be going nowhere?
Well, maybe it’s because the reward didn’t sound motivating enough.
But that's certainly not the case with HealthyWage because you can now get paid to lose weight!
First, you customize a challenge that makes sense to you. Then, you pay an entry fee. And if you manage to win the challenge (achieve 6% weight loss), you get paid double your entry fee.
You can also get your friends and family to join you for a team challenge and win up to $10,000.
59. Become a Remote Online Notary
Remote online notarization is the act of performing a notarization using the internet.
There are some requirements to apply to become a remote online notary.
And if you’re legally commissioned to offer RON (Remote Online Notary) services… you typically can charge up to $25 per online notarization.
60. Get Paid to Receive Junk Mails
It’s unbelievable, I know. But according to Money Pantry, some companies are willing to pay you to receive junk mail.
That’s because they want to know how long it generally takes for their clients to receive their mails.
It’s not a significant amount of money by any means. But if you’re looking to earn some extra dollars, feel free to check it out.
61. Get Paid to Solve Captchas
I’m sure you’re familiar with captchas.
You visit a page, and it asks you to complete some sort of image, letter, or audio verification to prove you’re a human.
62. Become a Remote Telemarketer
If you have good communication skills or simply enjoy talking in general (especially to strangers), chances are you can earn up to $25 per hour.
Check out companies like NexRep and see if you’re a good fit!
63. Become a Remote Project Manager
A project manager is one of the most challenging jobs out there. But if you possess the skills to solve complex problems on a daily basis, it also pays very well.
And with the help of different tools and programs that are available today, it’s possible to manage people and projects remotely.
So, if you think you’re good at managing people and want to take on a new challenge, go for it and see if you’re a good fit.
64. Stock/Forex/Crypto Trading
Depending on your skills, online trading can be a great source of income for you.
There are plenty of markets you can get into. The popular ones are the stock market, foreign exchange market, and cryptocurrency market.
In any market, it requires significant skills and knowledge to make a good living out of it.
So you should expect to spend a reasonable amount of time on learning and honing your skills.
65. Stock Investing
To make money on the stock market, you don't necessarily need to get involved in trading.
Maybe you don't like the intense trading environment, and that's okay.
If you're seeking healthy long-term returns, the buy-and-hold approach is ideal for you.
And according to Investopedia, legendary investors like Warren Buffett and Jack Bogle advocate it.
Dividend investing is also worth checking out if you’re into the long-term strategy.
66. Peer-to-Peer Lending
Peer-to-peer lending is a way that everyday people can lend money to one another without going through a bank.
Now, peer-to-peer lending could be a risky investment. But if you have some extra money sitting in the bank, it’s a potential way to make money nonetheless.
67. Cryptocurrency Mining
Cryptocurrencies have generated a lot of hype over the past decade. I’m sure you have heard a thing or two about it, at least with Bitcoin.
And cryptocurrency mining is a way to earn cryptocurrency without having to put down money to it.
If you're a bitcoin miner, your job is to verify previous bitcoin transactions.
Once you have verified 1 MB worth of bitcoin transactions, AKA a “block”… you're eligible to receive bitcoin as a reward.
But it doesn't guarantee that you will receive it, though.
It does require a considerable amount of money to invest in the equipment before you start seeing any returns.
Not to mention the workforce to manage the entire operation and to protect them from being stolen.
So please do some research before you get into it.
68. Sell Your Clothes Online
We all have piles of clothes sitting in the closet, and we barely even notice their existence.
The good news?
With today’s technology, selling your clothes online has never been easier.
Are you a regular fashion shopper? If so, consider decluttering your closet for some extra dollars once or twice a year.
69. Make Money with Coupons
People tend to be on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to (extreme) couponing.
Some think it’s brilliant to be able to earn some cashback while getting an item for free. Others think it’s a waste of time because, well, time is money.
I’m gonna let you decide on which end of the spectrum it is, but here’s an article for you if you want to learn more.
Dropshipping is a business model in the eCommerce world that's been all the rage over the past few years.
A dropshipping store can sell any products without stocking any inventory. The seller typically works with third-party suppliers for order fulfillment.
When someone places an order with the store, the seller will purchase the item from a supplier. And the supplier would ship the item directly to the customer.
As a result, the seller doesn’t have to handle the product directly.
Dropshipping is the best way to build an eCommerce business of your own, with minimal risk and cost.
If you're a beginner and want to get started with dropshipping, I recommend using Shopify.
They're not the cheapest, but they specialize in eCommerce. And trust me, they designed Shopify to make your life so much easier.
There are a million good things about Shopify, but their customer service is hands down one of the best I've ever seen in the industry.
71. Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA)
FBA is another good way to start an eCommerce business.
Here's how it works:
- You bulk-order your inventory from suppliers;
- You ship it to Amazon’s warehouse;
- You sell your products on your Amazon store;
- Amazon will take care of the order fulfillment.
Amazon is undoubtedly the largest shopping platform in the world. If you decide to sell there, you technically don’t have to worry about marketing.
Though it takes some effort to rank in the Amazon search engine.
72. Start a Print-On-Demand (POD) Business
Print-on-demand (POD) is pretty much the same as dropshipping. Except that it's geared toward printed items.
You can start a store and sell printed items anytime without stocking any inventory.
As soon as an order comes in, the fulfillment company will print the items in that order and ship them directly to the customer.
We touched upon selling t-shirts with this business model earlier, but POD is way more than that.
There are a ton more products you could sell on your POD store. Check out this article for inspiration.
73. Buy & Sell Domains Names
Domain investing means buying domain names and then selling them for more than you bought them for.
It's like property investing, but you're investing in domain names.
And if you can spot potential top-level domains (TLDs), buy and hold them for some time…
Chances are good enough for you to make a good profit when people look for that domain name in the future.
74. Buy & Sell Antiques and Collectibles
Got an eye for antiques or collectibles? You can make a living off of it.
Many people love antiques and collectibles. But not everyone would spend time on garage sales and flea markets to find them.
So if you enjoy or are willing to do that, you can buy and resell those items on marketplaces like eBay for a profit.
Check out this article, whereby Gary Vaynerchuk shows you how to do it step-by-step.
75. Make Money Flipping Books
Flipping books online is an evergreen way to make money online. Some books are always in demand.
And the best part is you can use sites like BookScounter to research the going price of a book before you even buy it.
After you buy the book, you can resell it for profits right away through BookScounter.
Or you can list the book on marketplaces like Amazon and eBay if you think you can sell it for a higher price.
76. Buy & Sell Streetwear
Luxury streetwear has experienced a massive thing over the last few years. And it has since become a new status symbol for many young people.
If you love streetwear and always keep up with trends, you can resell streetwear for profit. Many people do so well that they built a career out of it.
77. Rent Out Your Property on Airbnb
Got an extra room in your house? Happen to have success in real estate investment and own a couple of apartments in town?
Why not rent it out on Airbnb?
No dealing with website creation, marketing, and all. Just create an account, take some beautiful photos of your house, and create your listings. And you're set.
78. Start a Homestay Business
What if you want to rent out an apartment on Airbnb, but you don't own one?
Well, the good news is, you don't have to.
You can rent an apartment from someone, spend some money on renovation, then rent it out on platforms like Airbnb, Booking.com, etc.
The amount of money you can make boils down to the location of the property you pick and how you choose to market it.
But if you put in the work and hire people to manage those properties, it could lead to a successful business.
79. Rent Out Your Car
Your car doesn’t have to be a depreciating asset.
If you have an extra car sitting in the garage or typically drive less than 2 hours in a day, consider renting it out and making some money.
While HyreCar focuses more on renting your car to Lyft or Uber drivers, Turo tends to focus more on renting your car for general use.
80. Rent Out Your Driveway / Parking Space / Garage
If you have extra space in your driveway or your apartment came with a parking bay that you don’t need, you can rent it out and earn a steady passive income.
Or if you have an empty garage at a good location, there are always people that are willing to pay for convenience.
81. Rent Out Your Equipment
Equipment is continuously in demand for companies in different industries and individual consumers. Sometimes it makes more sense to rent a piece of equipment instead of buying it.
If you have some pieces of equipment sitting idle, why not rent them out and pocket some extra money?
82. Rent Out Your Email List
An email list, especially a quality one, is inarguably the most valuable asset anyone can have from the marketing perspective.
If you have built an engaging email list consisting of quality buyers, I’m sure you can rent it out for a decent amount of money.
The caveat here is to make sure you don't overdo it. Or else your subscribers will get annoyed and eventually unsubscribe from your list.
Please remember that your subscribers are also human. They are on your list because they once placed trust in you. Don't destroy that trust for money.
Anyway, if you want to know how lucrative renting out your email list could be, watch this video where Trey Lewellen talks about their mega-successful email marketing campaign:
83. Launch a Crowdfunding Campaign
Got some innovative product ideas? Forget about seeking investments and bank loans; try launching a crowdfunding campaign, instead.
You get to validate your product ideas, see what people like and don't like about your product, and build a loyal following throughout the entire campaign.
Here's a story about Nomatic — the only crowdfunding campaign that I'm happy to be part of:
84. Start a Food Delivery Business
Love cooking and want to build a career out of it? Starting a food delivery business might be your best bet.
The global pandemic that we’re experiencing right now has forced us to adapt to ordering food online.
The truth is, if your food is good and people love it, you don't have to be an expert in marketing to be able to get orders.
People are gonna talk about it.
85. Become an Online Tutor
Online tutoring has become a demand over the past few months due to global lockdowns. According to Preply, you’re not required to be certified to become an online tutor.
However, teaching experience is recommended and will help attract students.
So, whether or not you’re certified in a particular subject…
If you’re passionate about teaching or have prior teaching experience, try to become an online tutor and see if it's for you.
86. Sell Lessons as an Online Teacher
Other than offering tutoring sessions, as an educator, you can create lessons and sell on platforms like Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT).
Once you’ve applied to become a seller, you can create your content to sell on your TpT store.
It’s no different than running an online store, except now you’re selling educational content.
87. Sell Your Last Name
Google “sell your last name,” and you’ll see many articles talking about Jason Zook… who legally sold his last name a few years ago for tens of thousands of dollars.
It's weird, I know.
I didn't believe it when I first saw that. But I bought his book and read his story. It's real.
Now, I'm not encouraging you to sell your last name. I just want you to know that you don't have to follow anyone's path.
Sometimes being bold with your ideas could lead to an unexpected outcome.
Anyway, if you’re interested in Jason's story, check out this video podcast:
Website / Software
88. Sell Your Software as a Service (SaaS)
They got into the market with a brilliant idea that will make people’s lives easier.
If you have a SaaS idea that will provide significant value to the market, starting a SaaS company could be a successful undertaking.
89. Sell Website Themes & Templates
Website themes and templates are some of the best things ever created. A few button clicks and your web project is ready to go.
So if you're a web developer or a web designer, consider creating themes and templates for sale. The market is enormous.
You create your product once, and people will continually buy it. Provided they are fantastic, of course.
(Though the actual process requires a massive amount of effort and commitment.)
90. Develop Shopify Apps & WordPress Plugins
Shopify and WordPress have the most extensive library for website apps and plugins.
Developing apps or plugins for those marketplaces could help establish your brand and lead to a successful business.
You can sell it for a one-time fee or charge a monthly subscription. If your product can solve an acute problem, isn’t overpriced, and you provide excellent customer support, people will pay for it.
91. Develop Mobile Apps / Games
Research shows that people spent 90% of their time on mobile apps.
Whether it's an app for general use or a fancy game that will make your mother proud, developing an app might not be as difficult as you would have expected.
Companies like BuildFire offer Done-for-You options that allow you to white label their app and make it yours.
Of course, the best way to go about it is to learn how to code and build your own from scratch.
Or, if you have capital, you can hire a team of talented developers to get it done for you.
There’s no right or wrong. It’s just personal preference and dependant on what makes sense to you.
92. Become a Legitimate Hacker
This may not be for everyone, but you actually can become a legitimate hacker and make money.
Notice the keyword here is “legitimate.” We’re not talking about breaking the laws and doing some shady stuff.
Instead, you can get paid to build security systems for large companies. And we’re talking about really good money here.
Watch this video where Bloomberg interviews Tommy DeVoss, one of the top 6 hackers in the HackerOne community:
93. Resell Website Hosting
As mentioned earlier, there’s a website being created every second. And as a matter of fact, there just aren’t enough good hosting companies on the market for people to choose from.
If you ever think about starting a web hosting business…
You don't have to own tens of thousands of servers and build the entire company from the ground up.
You can rent web hosting from a reliable company and resell hosting plans for profits.
94. Launch an Online Marketplace
I’m not gonna lie. This is not something you can do by yourself. In fact, it’s a business venture with a huge responsibility.
Nonetheless, starting an online marketplace, if done right, can be a life-changing business.
Amazon, eBay, now Facebook Marketplace, etc. are great examples.
Again, I’m not saying it’s an easy peasy path to financial independence, but hey, “anything is possible,” right?
On a serious note, though, if you want to learn how to start an online marketplace, here’s a beginner guide for you.
95. Self-Publish Kindle eBooks
Believe it or not, publishing Kindle ebooks is one of the best ways to make money online.
Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) enables you to publish an ebook in minutes. And the best part is, you don’t have to be a best-selling author to publish an ebook.
You can hire a ghostwriter to write the book for you, just like many people have done.
But of course, publishing random ebooks on Amazon won’t make you money. You have to research what niche you should get into, what topics are converting well, etc.
On top of that, after you’ve published your ebooks, you need to promote your ebooks outside of Amazon.
Once your ebooks are getting traction and sales are starting to come in, that's when Amazon starts to promote your books to its customers, hopefully.
Stefan James has an article that talks about how to start your Kindle Direct Publishing business.
96. Start a Blog & Earn Ad Revenue
This is an interesting one because guess what; you’re actually reading a new blog. I’m not trying to earn ad revenue with this blog, though.
If you enjoy writing, you should start a blog. It's one of the best ways to build an asset online.
There are so many ways to generate income with your blog, ad revenue is certainly one of the easiest ones.
97. Become a Ghostwriter
If writing is in your blood, and for whatever reason, you just want to write and not worry about everything else, then becoming a ghostwriter is for you.
Once you’ve gained some experience and confidence and are ready to move to the next level, nothing beats building your own website and learning some marketing skills to promote yourself.
98. Become a Professional Online Translator
Fluent (or native) in more than one language? Selling your online translation services can pay very well if you know how to market yourself, and, well, if you’re good.
This article lists out 15 websites you can post your services on, but still, I recommend starting with some quality ones.
Do some research and see what other translators say about those platforms. Some shady companies will do anything to squeeze more profit.
And you want to stay away from those.
Tips: if you want to make money fast, focus on translating legal pages. In most cases, you can charge higher.
99. Become an Online Transcriptionist
If you have a good ear and can use a computer, becoming an online transcriptionist may be a good option.
But because it has a reasonably low entry barrier, it is one of the most competitive remote jobs out there.
So don’t just rely on transcription jobs. Always learn new skills and make yourself more competitive.
100. Get Paid to Write Reviews
Do you like music? How does getting paid to write reviews on new songs sound?
Companies like SlicethePie allow you to do just that. Your job is to review new songs, fashion items, accessories, and commercials before they are released.
Money aside, this is probably one of the most enjoyable ways to make money online.
101. Sell Study Notes Online
Are you a savvy student who always finds studying easier than others?
If so, consider selling your study notes on Stuvia for profits. They take care of the marketing for you; all you have to do is create study notes for sale.
It’s a pretty good idea to make some extra money while getting a taste of what it's like to run a business.
Who knows if you’re a born entrepreneur?
So there you have it. 101 ways to make money online.
Now I'd like to hear from you…
Which way of making money online from this list interests you the most?
Or did I miss something that you think should be on this list?
Either way, let me know in the comment below.