10 Legitimate Ways to Make Money Online

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10 legitimate ways to make money online

Making money online has been a hot topic in the e-world for quite a long time. Some believe that you can become a millionaire overnight, while others say that making money online is nothing but a scam. This debate stirs a lot of confusion and users end up getting nowhere.

You may have read several blogs and have watched many videos that show how you can earn money online. However, most of these articles promote websites and pages that benefit themselves only. So, does that mean that there is no actual way of making money online? Well, that is not true. Earning online is not a myth but turning into a millionaire overnight is. You need the right ways that can help you to earn some extra bugs by doing what you usually do on the internet.

Gear yourself up as we present you a list of ten legitimate ways to make money online.

Freelance Writing

If you are more of a dedicated worker, who wants to earn a fair amount of money online, then freelance writing can be your track to follow. For those of you who are new to the money-making freelancing process, it includes writing articles, website content etc. and charging a set price for it. A professional freelancer can get up to 50 cents to a dollar per word or even more than that.

Obviously, they all start at a much lesser price, but as you keep working, you can earn even twice the set price. Freelance writing demands a lot of dedication and quality work because most of the content gets published on well-reputed platforms. Therefore, it is very important that you have a noticeable web presence so that you can attract different customers.

There are many websites that can help you start your freelance writing career. Some of the most well-known freelancing websites include Fund for writers, A-list Apart, Listverse. You can earn up to $100 each accepted post of 1500 words.

But if you lack promising writing skills and consistency then you may want to discover some other ways to make money online.

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is another useful way of making money online especially if you have special marketing skills. Affiliate marketing is all about recommending products and services to a set of the audience using your links and convincing skills. These links, also known as the affiliate links, can be created once you get yourself registered with any company or service that will affiliate you with their marketing department.

Once you are officially registered, you have to convince the customers to purchase the respected product/service using your marketing skills. Every time a product or service is bought through your affiliate link, you will get a certain percentage of the sale amount. Thus, you will make money by convincing people to purchase certain services or products. You can also review products or services for different websites or companies and can create marketing campaigns for them too.

Like most online earning methods, affiliated marketing also takes time. But if you are consistent then you can start from a couple of hundred dollars and move to thousands in no time. Some of the most commonly used affiliate marketing websites are Solo Build It, Affilorama and Amazon Associates.

Starting your blog

There is no way that you are looking for ways to make money online without considering blogging as one your finest options. Starting your blog can help you earn a good amount of money and that even without doing something out of the box.

You can start your blog by following some easy steps, and you can earn money from it. However, it requires some time and consistency to attract a certain amount of online traffic. But if you keep your blog updated with fresh content, you can make your way to the top.

Unlike freelance writing, personal blogging can be more fun and less tiring. You can write about anything that interests you be it books or bikes; there is always a set audience who will indulge in your work. You can also customize your blog, use pictures and videos to attract more traffic to it.

It can take you several months or even years to attract a decent amount of traffic online, especially with so many new blogs going online every day. But once you have reached that point there are several ways of making money from your blog. You can advertise different things on your blog by signing up with Google AdSense or Media.net. You can also get paid by affiliate networks by promoting products/services of various companies. You can create and sell your products, such as e-books, software or anti-viruses. All these tactics can help you to make money online by simply starting your blog, and although it takes time, it is worth the wait.

Websites that pay you to do some tasks

Every time you search the web for making money online, there are always some websites claiming that you can get free money by liking their page or sharing their products. Usually, most of these websites take you nowhere, and you end up with a bunch of pop-up ads and nothing else. But if you look for the right websites, you can earn money online.

Websites like Swagbucks, inboxDollars, E-poll Surveys can help you make some extra cash by doing simple tasks like filling up a survey form, using their search engine, or shopping. You can also look for websites like Project Payday where you can do some free trials and make money. It does look easy, but obviously, you would not make a lot of money by completing a few trials but why say no to some extra cash?

A few more quick ways to make money online:

  • Write an e-bookSell your things online on eBay
  • Sell your things online on eBay
  • Sell used books online
  • Buy and sell domain names
  • Sell your photos online
  • Start a YouTube channel and upload interesting videos

So, these are some legitimate ways to make money online. You can start working on one of the ways mentioned above and can get your hands on some extra cash.

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  1. These are all great simple ideas on how to make money on the Internet. Thank you

    • My pleasure, John. Thanks for coming by.

    • Hello!
      Thanks for your awesome post. This blog help me too much!
      I’m building a blog about coupon, so don’t have more traffic, please help me about that, can you help me get more traffic?

  2. Yes Janice,

    Any who is looking for where to make money overnight shouldn’t consider the internet as an option.

    Before you can make money (when I mean money I mean a handsome amount) online you have to acquire skills which might take upto 12 months or more than.

    I remember using sites that pay me to click Ads (Neobuy and Clixsense) though I never got to the minimum payout threshold before I quit.

    Over the years, Affiliate marketing has proved to be the best money making machine for me.

    When it comes to blogging, I blog for fun.

    Hope newbies really try these helpful list.

    Do have a nice day.


    • Hi Golden,
      Thanks for coming by to comment. I agree it can be difficult to make money online. Congratulations on your having success with affiliate marketing.

  3. Hi Janice,

    Great post as ever 🙂 And you’ve listed some fantastic ways to earn money on-line. I love that you say “legitimate” ways ..lol
    For me, my biggest on-line earning comes from 2 sources: my online courses and affiliate marketing from Jeff Walker Product Launch Formula type of promotions where you work hard over a period of 2 weeks and earn enough to keep you going for another 6 months. I love them!
    I think it all starts with setting up a blog, posting quality content, networking, being consistent, and building a large list of engaged subscribers.
    Thank you so much for sharing.

    Best regards,


    • Hi Pedro,
      I’m glad you enjoyed the “legitimate” headline =)
      I had not heard of Jeff Walker Product Launch Formula. Thank you for telling us about it.
      You also indicated you make money with online courses. I’ve heard that can be lucrative. Do you have a course at Udemy? I’ve considered having an online course. I’d love more information about it. Thanks.
      Thanks for writing.

  4. Thanks

  5. Hi Janice,

    I liked your post. You always send out such interesting information. I surely would love to be able to earn money online. Looking through your suggestions, it seems that most of them really boil down to traffic. I have a blog, I’ve tried Amazon already. They dropped me because of low traffic. I have Google adsense, but all it does for me is make my blog look like crap with totally irrelevant products. I have been trying to sell my photos online through places like Society6 and Vida (and my own blog), but with millions of other people out there trying to do the same thing- how to get noticed is the core problem.
    Any suggestions for that?

    • Hi Jill,
      I have had met success writing posts for other people. Some of these are published on my blog and some of these are published on their blogs. None of these have anything to do with traffic.
      Thank you for the nice comments about my articles by the way.
      My daughter has also made a great deal of money writing posts for other people. I have never been a ghost writer. My name is always on my articles. My daughter has found a lot of work through a virtual assistant site like Upwork.
      I know people who have found paid work through Fiverr but I think Upwork compensates more. I hope these ideas are helpful to you. Thank you again for the kind words.

      • Thanks for the reply Janice, and so quick! Now I’ll just have to figure out how to write posts for other people. I hope it’s not as hard as trying to write articles for publication (online and/or print).
        I have looked at Fiverr, the pay seems extremely low for what they ask for. I’ll check Upwork, I never bothered looking at them after what I saw at Fiverr.
        Thanks again,

        • Hi again Jill,
          I wanted to recommend ProBlogger.com. That site pays more upscale fees to its writers.

  6. Making money from blogging definitely takes a certain skillset and a degree of perserverance that I’m not sure I possess Janice. I vascillate a bit both ways and may try somewhere down the track, but atm I’m sticking with blogging for fun because it takes the pressure off!

    • Hi Leanne,
      Thanks for writing. Since I moved to self-hosted, I find I need the money to pay the blogging bills like my host and MailChimp server. I outsource my tech help so I need bill money for that as well.
      I agree. Coming up with that money each month is definite pressure.

  7. Hi Janice, You’ve got some really good ideas here. I’ve been making money online since 1997 and have done just about everything on your list at least once!
    Ruth Bowers recently posted…Confidence Quick Fix #5 – For When Your Motivation is on VacationMy Profile

    • Hi Ruth,
      Congratulations. I don’t know if you’ve read the other comments here but some people are really struggling to make money online. Once we self-host, we have bills to pay, so it’s pivotal people can make money online.
      Thanks for writing with a testimonial that it is possible.

  8. Great ideas. I had never heard of Medianet but will look into it based on your recommendation. Thank you for partying with Blogging Grandmothers. I have shared your article on social media.

    • Hi Clearissa,
      Thank you for sharing my post. I linked to Media.net in the article. Click it for further information.

  9. Hi Janice,
    I have been working more these days on Affiliate marketing, and my income has increased by 40%. And also I must say that you have shared an excellent post.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a good day ahead.

    • Hi Robin,
      Great to see you. I’m so sorry you had to wait since October to get a reply. I only just saw this comment. I have tried another avenue of affiliate marketing, but so far, just another dead end. I’m glad you’re having luck.

  10. I’m always looking for new ways to make more money — I mean, who really doesn’t want more money right? — and these are some great tips. Especially affiliate marketing. I’m still trying to get my head around that so thanks for breaking it down here!

    Danielle | FollowMyGut.com <3

    • Hi Danielle,
      I’m sorry you had to wait so long to get a reply. I only just saw your comment. I agree people want to make money online, whether it be with affiliate marketing or other means. Thanks for writing to tell me you enjoyed my post.

  11. Dear BBFFJ, I need to get in on this sponsored post thing!
    Your BBFFM
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  12. Thanks Janice, I always hunt new ways of making money online as I am an online earner. I love making money by writing called as a freelance writing, you mentioned above. Thanks for suggesting blog. Now I am trying to start a blog and make money through affiliate marketing.

    • Hi Ankit,
      Affiliate money is definitely passive income while freelancing isn’t. However, I’ve had an easier time monetizing as a freelancer by far.
      Please forgive my delayed response. I only just saw your comment.

  13. Truly Amazing Post, Janice!
    As I Always.
    I usually Make More Money With Affiliate Marketing so I would suggest Affiliate Marketing to my Fellow Bloggers!

    Yasar Ali recently posted…How To Get Payoneer Free [Plus $25 Bonus]My Profile

    • Hi Yasar,
      This post was contributed. I thought the guest author did an amazing job. However, I have always had an easier time monetizing as a freelancer.

  14. Real thanks

  15. Hello Yasar Ali,
    Is it true that Affiliate marketing is easier than video making?

  16. A little bit confused there.
    Showket Ahmed recently posted…6 Great Ways to Get Traffic to a New BlogMy Profile

  17. How to earn money from the internet today there are many options that you can use.
    How much money can be generated from the Internet? Maybe this is the first question that comes to your mind.

    For the income you can get is influenced by many factors, ranging from how consistent and your focus in doing it, until the type of the business what you want.

    To earn money on the internet can not be done quickly, because it requires a process.
    So you need to have a commitment to get results as expected.

  18. Great post, thanks for sharing
    Of course The Internet offers great moneymaking opportunities for Individuals with computer knowledge and skills required to thrive in this online medium. There are auto lotto processor reviews a number of ways to earn money online. Earning money online is not that difficult until we can find the exact sites to earn money online. Also there are different ways of online earning opportunities among which some are more popular than other.

  19. The existence of the internet can not be excluded benefits. How not, his presence can give us anything, ranging from searching for the latest news, watching movies from old to new, communicating with great distances, up to get a lot of money. Yes to the latter is indeed widely used by many people. In fact now how to make money from the internet can be done just by having a smart phone only. http://bit.ly/2FSiM63

  20. You can even teach students online and make money. There are a number of websites where you can enroll as a teacher and take online classes.

    • Hi Denise,
      I am a teacher so I appreciate what you’re saying. Things are much easier today than they were before the digital age started.

  21. Informative post, keep it up…

  22. Thank you very much for the tips, I will put into practice all the details

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  24. Very Nice Article, Good Writing Skills keep it up
    According to me Freelance writing is best way to earn online for students

  25. Thanks a Lot Admin for this amazing Post. I got Lots of ideas from this article. I will follow all these steps to make money online. Thank You Again!!!

  26. Hi Janice, this is my first time for coming across your blog… I must say your write-ups are informative and its great for total beginners as it has highlight out 10 solid methods one could make money online fast.

    I blog and also engage in affiliate marketing and you have rightly said it all.

    It’s not easy to make money online if there’s no one to really guide one. However, with what I’ve seen so far from this post… the way you put it is mind blowing. And it’s suitable for those who are in search for ways on how to make money online.

  27. Hi Janice,

    wonderful post as ever And you’ve mentioned awesome ways to earn money online. I love that you say “legitimate” ways

    Thank you so much for sharing.

    Best regards,


  28. Hello janice wald,
    Content writing is my favourite domain, and i’m happy that you listed here 🙂
    Nice article.

    Thanks For Sharing.

  29. Hello dear, I am very glad to read your article. I try to read different types of digital marketing related article always. Today I am surfing to read about how to make money online and I found your one. I got some new idea from your content. I think it will help me a lot. Thank you so much for your awesome article. Keep covering this type of valuable content more.

  30. Hello
    What an amazing article and I believe it’s become very helpful for the beginner. I want to know u that I m also a blogger and I want to welcome u to my site. here a few things that can help you.

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