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7 Really Easy Ways to Make Money Online

Whatever your reason for wanting to make some extra money, whether it’s wanting to launch your own business or saving money for a rainy day, one of the easiest ways to do that is online. Pretty much everyone has access to the internet in this day and age, and so many businesses and opportunities can arise because of it. If you’re looking to make a bit (or a lot) of extra cash, check out these really easy ways of making money online.


If you’ve dabbled in graphic design or have a knack for proofreading, then you might be able to make money online as a freelancer! Some people actually give up their regular 9-5 jobs to freelance because sometimes it can make more money. Not only that, freelancing full time is a great way of earning a wage around other commitments like children or other jobs because you can earn in your free time. You might need a small initial investment into equipment so that you can do your job properly, but it could be seriously worth it.

You can build up a client base on your own, or you could use sites like Fiverr, Upwork and People Per Hour to make connections and find jobs to complete. The great thing about sites like these is that if you do a good job, people will often get in touch with you the next time they need your services. So why not build up a client base and make some serious money, either on the side or full time?

Start your own business

Even if you’re not entrepreneurial minded, why not take the leap and start your own business? Many people find their way by learning from other jobs they have been in and then launching their own business later down the line. For example, if you’ve worked in a position where you handle all parts of security for a business, then you could take that knowledge and start a business within that sector.

The first thing you’d need to do is start a website and get the products in place, but after that, you could begin offering your services for commercial fencing or security camera installations. While the job might be hands on, you can use online advertising and clever SEO to help make your business the money it needs.

Become an online tutor

Lots of people go to college and complete courses that they never end up using in their adult life. If this sounds like you, or you want to pass on your expertise in your field, then why not use that knowledge to become an online tutor?

Students in this day and age are looking for cheaper and more convenient ways to learn. You could host a series of webinars or live online lessons in the evenings and charge less than college courses. Then, all you’d need to do is sit back and watch the money roll in!

Sell unwanted items

Pretty much everyone has a cellar, attic, or even a cupboard full of things they no longer need or want, so why not make some money from them? In fact, you could do a full declutter of your home and sell everything to make some extra money. If you find it difficult to let go of personal belongings, use the six month rule. Have you used it in the last six months? Will you use it in the next six months? If the answer to both of those questions is no and the item holds no sentimental value, then why not sell it? You never know, you might have some hidden gems tucked away right under your nose!

Start a blog/vlog

Another great way to make some money on the side online is by starting a blog/vlog. Lots of people use it as a hobby, but it can actually bring in some serious money. Bloggers/vloggers are paid for many different things such as:

  • Advertising space
  • Affiliate programs
  • Sponsored posts
  • Link placements
  • Brand shoutouts
  • Product reviews

The great thing is that anyone can start a blog or a vlog, and it’s fairly simple to do as well. Once you’ve gained some traction using social media, you’ll start receiving requests from brands that want to work with you. A great way to get started and show off what you could offer as a product reviewer, for example, is by reviewing something you’ve recently bought! Whether that’s a new cleaning product or face cream is completely up to you, just make sure it fits in with the things you want to blog or vlog about.

Begin a niche podcast

On the back of your blog/vlog, you could consider starting a niche podcast. It’s easier than ever in this day and age to do one because as long as you have a decent phone, tablet, or pc and a good microphone, you can do it from pretty much anywhere. The great part about a niche podcast is that you can go into depth about the things you’re most interested in, and podcasts open opportunities for brands to advertise or sponsor you, so there’s definitely money to be made while you’re having fun!

Test websites

Have you ever been on a website that was so terrible you clicked off to find a better one? Whether it’s poor loading times or bad content, the last thing most businesses want is for potential customers to click away and use one of their competitors. That’s where website testing comes in. Why not sign yourself up to a website testing company and earn a side income? It might be a little frustrating, but all they want is your honest opinion on how their website runs, and it can be a very tidy little side earner.

This list only just scratches the surface of the many ways you can earn money online, so why not give some of them a go and watch the money roll in?