Want to know how to make money online for beginners?
You're in the right place.
There are hundreds of ways to get started making money online, from freelance work to quick little tasks that put some extra money in your pocket.
In this article, I put together over 101 ways to make money online as a beginner. I'm confident you'll have plenty of ideas after reading this!
How to Make Money Online For Beginners Step by Step
- Write out a list of your skills, experiences, interests, and hobbies.
- Look at the following list of 101 ways to make money online for beginners.
- Write down the ideas that sound most interesting to you.
- Compare your list of skills/experience with the list of money-making ideas.
- Pick a few money-making ideas and get started!
- Don't worry about picking the “right one” – you can always change your mind later if you want!
Listen, I get it. 101+ ideas to make money online for beginners sounds overwhelming. I've been there.
In order to get the most out of these ideas and this list and actually DO SOMETHING instead of just reading about it… Follow my step by step list.
Write down all your skills from previous jobs, hobbies, and more. Even parenting is a skill! Then compare your skills and interests to the ideas in this list.
I guarantee you'll find at least one match.
I have personally done DOZENS of these money making ideas. In fact, I still do some of them today!
I have changed my mind more times than I can count, but I would never be where I am now if I didn't just pick something and get started. So let's do it!
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Blogging is a great way to make money online for beginners. You can start a blog for $3/mo on WordPress and then monetize your blog with paid advertising, affiliate marketing, or product sales.
Blogging is at the top of the list because I think it's the best way to make a long-term sustainable income online.
I started this blog in 2018 and now it's one of my top online income sources!
Proofreading is a great way to make money online for beginners because it doesn't require any special skills or knowledge. All you need is a good understanding of grammar and spelling, and the ability to spot errors.
There are a number of proofreading jobs available online, and many of them don't require any previous experience.
In the class, you'll learn:
- Whether or not proofreading is a good side hustle for you.
- How proofreading can be your ticket to financial freedom and security.
- Surprisingly easy ways to find proofreading clients.
3: Get Paid to Type
Transcription is the process of converting audio or video files into text. It's a great way to make money online if you have good typing skills and are able to type quickly and accurately. There are a number of transcription companies that will pay you to transcribe audio and video files.
Transcription is one of the first side hustles I did when I first started making money online!
Learn more about getting paid to type in this free transcription mini-course, no purchase required.
4: Become a Bookkeeper
If you're looking for a flexible way to make money from home, consider becoming a freelance bookkeeper. It's a great way to earn a living without having to leave your house, and you can do it on your own schedule.
Bookkeepers are highly paid and highly sought after. The best part is that you don't need any prior experience to get started. You can learn how to become a bookkeeper in just a few weeks with the right course.
You can learn more about starting a freelance digital bookkeeping business and find out if it's right for you in this short free workshop.
This free bookkeeping workshop will tell you everything you need to know to decide if this is a path you're interested in – these people have been in the bookkeeping biz for years, and they know their stuff!
5: Become a Scopist
If you want to make money online but don't want to start your own business or sell your own products, consider becoming a freelance scopist. Scopists edit legal transcripts for court reporters.
This is the perfect job for someone who loves to read and loves court cases. Scopists can work from anywhere and are highly paid, too.
If you want to learn more about scoping, including:
- How much it pays
- What you do and what's required
- How to find paying clients
- And more
Check out this free Scoping mini-course taught by the lovely folks at Internet Scope School.
6: Freelance Writing
If you want to make money online, freelance writing is one of the best ways to do it. I've been a freelance writer since 2017 and it's still my favorite side hustle.
It's perfect for introverts and you can get paid as much as $500+ per article! Beginners can expect to earn around $100 per article, but you will quickly advance.
Learn more about how to become a freelance writer with no experience in my article here.
7: Affiliate Marketing
Another one of my favorite ways to make money online is through affiliate marketing.
Affiliate marketing is where you get paid to recommend your favorite brands, products, and services.
When someone buys from your recommendation, the company or brand will pay you a commission.
This is one of the most common ways to make money online. And one of the most popular affiliate programs to get started with is the Amazon Associate program – that's one I use a lot on this website!
8: Social Media Management
Social media managers are in high-demand, and this is a perfect way to make money online for beginners.
Pretty much everyone is familiar with social media, and it's easy to learn how to do social media marketing and management.
You can find social media management jobs on freelancing sites like Upwork and Fiverr.
It's possible to make $150 a day with this side hustle. Not bad!
9: Online Community Manager
As an online community manager, you can get paid to manage and admin Facebook groups, community forums, TikTok live feed comment threads, Reddit communities, and more.
This is a part-time gig but can be a great way to make a little money online.
10: Amazon FBA
Amazon FBA can be a great way to start your own business and make a passive income.
With Amazon FBA, you can create an online store and send your products to Amazon, where they will take care of shipping, customer service, and returns.
All you have to do is source inventory and list your items while Amazon handles the rest.
11: Amazon Private Label
A private label seller is someone who purchases a product from a wholesale supplier, creates their own branding and logo to put on the product, and sells it for a profit.
You can become a private label seller on Amazon and ship your inventory to Amazon Warehouses. In some cases, you can ship products directly from the warehouse to Amazon and never touch it yourself.
12: Open a Shopify Store
Shopify is a platform that allows you to create your own online store, and it's perfect for beginners who don't have any experience in web development or design.
If you've been toying with the idea of starting your own online store, Shopify is a great place to do it. They have tons of educational resources too.
13: Sell Your Art Online
Selling your art is a great way to make money online.
There are a number of platforms like Society6 that allow you to sell your art directly to customers. These platforms make it easy to upload your artwork and set up shop.
You can have your artwork printed on things like clothes, canvases, shower curtains, rugs, pillowcases, and so much more.
14: Sell Your Photos Online
Did you know anyone can make money online by selling photos?
Whether you take travel photography or photos that would be handy for stock photo websites, you can make a bit of money by selling your photos online.
Learn more about making money selling your photos online here.
15: Sell Pictures Of Your Feet
Yup, you can make money online selling photos of your feet. Believe it or not, there is a market for this type of thing. If you have nice feet and are willing to share photos of them, there are websites and people that will pay you for your pics.
16: Freelance Graphic Design
Hot tip: you don't even have to know how to do graphic design to get paid to do it online.
Free tools like Canva make it so easy!
You can get paid to make graphics for websites, for print materials, and so much more.
Plus, Canva has a ton of templates to give you design inspiration. Check it out here.
17: Teach English Online
Did you know you can get paid to teach english online? It's true! There are a number of platforms you can sign up with like VIPKid.
Each different website has their own requirements, but in general it's pretty easy to get started.
You set your own hours and can work when and where you want.
18: Create a YouTube Channel
It takes a little bit of time to grow a following, but you can definitely make money online with your own YouTube Channel.
All you need to do is create interesting and engaging content. Once you have a following, start pitching products and services to them. You can also use your channel to drive traffic to your website or blog.
19: Become an Online Tutor
Online teaching isn't limited to just teaching english: you can be a tutor for any subject.
There are a ton of online tutoring sites like Tutor.com, Mathnasium, Skooli, and more.
20: Sell Your Handmade Goods Online
If you're a maker or crafter of any sort, you should be getting paid for your work.
You can sell your handmade goods on Etsy, Facebook Marketplace, or even on Amazon Handmade.
Some products will fetch a higher price than others, but if you want to monetize your hobby I highly suggest giving Etsy a try.
21: Real Estate Virtual Assistant
A real estate virtual assistant can be responsible for a variety of things – all online.
You can expect to do things like schedule appointments, coordinate open houses, handle customer inquiries, and manage listing data.
If you have any experience in the real estate industry, this is perfect for you.
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22: Virtual Admin Assistant
A virtual administrative assistant is responsible for providing support to business owners or professionals who need help with daily administrative tasks. This can include handling phone calls, emails, scheduling appointments, and managing files.
If you have strong organizational skills, this is a great way to make money online!
23: Create an Online Course
Creating an online course is easier than you think, and this is a great way to earn money online. You can create a course on almost any topic, and there are many platforms that make it easy to do so.
The best part is that you can set your own price, and some platforms let you keep 100% of the profits.
I have an online course called the Virtual Assistant Accelerator that I sell on Teachable, and managing it has been SO EASY.
24: Sell Services on Fiverr.com
Selling services on Fiverr is a great way to get started making money online for beginners. Fiverr is a site where people can buy and sell services, no experience required.
There are all sorts of services that you can offer on Fiverr, from writing to design work and so much more.
25: Create an App
Before you get confused, you can create a mobile app even if you don't know how to code. All you need is an app idea, you can easily outsource the rest!
Simple apps can make money, like the popular game Flappy Bird or Wordle. In fact, Wordle was launched in October 2021 and sold in January 2022 for over $1 million!
If you have a great idea, reach out to some app developers on freelancer websites like Fiverr, and get started today.
26: Become a Social Media Influencer
If you think becoming an influencer happens at random, think again.
There is a formula to creating viral content and becoming and influencer, and you can get paid well for learning it.
Influencers get paid to talk about, use, and recommend products from their favorite brands.
27: Flip Domain Names
I'm the kind of person who is always coming up with epic domain name ideas, but I don't ever have time to create the websites.
So I either just let the opportunity fly by, but sometimes I buy the domain names and hold onto them.
Turns out you can make money flipping domain names!
There are a few different ways to make money flipping domain names. You can buy them low and sell them high, or you can lease them out and make a monthly income from other peoples' traffic.
Both of these methods take some effort, but if you're willing to put in the work then you can definitely make some money.
28: Build and Sell Websites
Another great way to make money online for beginners is to build and sell websites.
Once you understand the basic structure of a money-making website, you can build them and sell them before they even start generating income.
29: Buy and Sell Websites
Similar to building and selling websites, you can buy them, improve them, and sell them for a profit.
30: Create Graphics and Sell Them Online
The graphic above is from Canva, and I didn't edit it at all. Canva is full of free, totally editable and customizable templates. And they're for everything you can think of!
You can change the colors, the fonts, the photos, the placement of the decorations, etc.
The sky is the limit for what kinds of graphics you can sell online. From vector art to stock photos, there's a market for your work. And unlike other online businesses, you don't need to have any special skills or training to get started.
You can sell graphics on Etsy, Creative Market, or your own social media or website.
31: Create Digital Downloads and Sell Them
Digital downloads can include so many types of things, from digital planners, journals, checklists, coloring pages, and more. If you can think of it, you can turn it into a digital download and charge a few bucks for it.
You can sell them on Etsy, Creative Market, or your own website.
32: Design Virtual Planner Templates
Virtual and digital planners are all the rage right now. You can easily design and sell your own planner templates, or buy one to edit and resell as your own.
Digital planners are a great digital resource that can make a lot of money over time.
If you want to learn more or get inspiration, search Etsy or Creative Market for “digital planner”.
33: Design Your Own Font
Creating your own font isn't as hard as you might think. In fact, there are a few different ways to do it. You can create your own typeface, create a font from scratch, or convert a handwriting style into a font.
Once you have your font created, you can sell it on websites like Creative Market, MyFont, or Etsy.
34: Become a Clothes Reseller
Apps like Poshmark, Mercari, and DePop make it easy for anyone to be an online clothes reseller nowadays.
Sell your own gently used clothes or source them from clearance racks and thrift stores. Sell online to make a profit, rinse and repeat.
35: Open an eBay Store
Opening an eBay store can be a great way to make money online. You can set your own prices and sell whatever you like.
This is a great alternative to Amazon because on eBay, it's easier to sell anything you want. Plus, eBay has the auction feature which allows you to make as much money as possible for your items.
36: Try Thrift Flipping Online
Thrift flipping can be done on eBay, Facebook Marketplace, Poshmark, or even Etsy for vintage clothes and items.
If you love thrifting and have a good eye for valuable items, then flipping thrift items online can be a great way to make some extra money.
37: Get a Remote Job
Getting a remote job is probably one of the first things people think of when they think about making money online.
There are a ton of great remote work from home jobs out there, from customer service to programming and more.
Check out websites like Remote.co, We Work Remotely, or FlexJobs to find a job that's perfect for you.
38: Take Online Surveys
There are a number of websites that will pay you to take online surveys. This can be a great way to make some extra cash, and it's easy since all you have to do is answer questions on the internet.
You may not make a lot of money with online surveys, but it's an easy way to get started making money online as a beginner.
39: Start a Membership Subscription Website
Creating a membership or subscription is a great way to make monthly recurring income online.
A subscription is a great companion to an online course, but you can make a membership for just about anything you can think of!
Popular websites that help creators make money from subscriptions include Patreon and OnlyFans (no, it's not just for X-rated content).
40: Make Money Playing Video Games
Did you know you can make money gaming on Twitch? You don't need to be a top streamer to earn cash from your gaming sessions.
You can earn money from ads, affiliate marketing, sponsorships, and more.
If you love to play video games, this is a fantastic way to earn money online doing what you love.
41: Make Money Online As a Beginner with Data Entry
There are many ways to make money online, but not all of them are suitable for beginners. One way that is perfect for those just starting out is data entry.
Data entry involves inputting information into electronic forms or databases. It's a simple task that doesn't require any special skills or training. It's monotonous, but it pays well and is plentiful.
Find data entry jobs on websites like FlexJobs and Upwork.
42: Translate Audio and Text
If you speak multiple languages, you can get paid to translate or interpret online.
You can find a remote translation job or offer freelance services, it's all up to you.
43: Trade Cryptocurrency
If you're not afraid of risk and take the time to learn, trading cryptocurrency could make you a lot of money online.
Cryptocurrency is still a relatively new asset class, and its volatility makes it very lucrative for traders.
Or, you can try your hand at creating, selling and trading NFTs.
44: Trade Forex
The foreign exchange market (also known as Forex or FX) is one of the largest and most liquid markets in the world. It trades 24 hours a day, 5 days a week and has a daily turnover of over $6 trillion.
Forex stands for foreign exchange and refers to the buying and selling of currencies. Forex is one of the most popular forms of trading, because currencies change in value every minute.
45: Work for a Virtual Call Center
A virtual call center is a company that employs people to work from home, handling customer service or sales inquiries over the phone. These jobs require no experience to get started, making them great for beginners.
46: Voice Over Acting
As a voice over actor you can get paid to be a background voice in a video, a sales presentation, a commercial, and so much more.
You can sell voice over acting services on websites like Fiverr and Upwork. You can charge anywhere from a few dollars to several hundred dollars per project and increase your prices with experience.
47: Mine Bitcoin
Mining cryptocurrency is how new units of digital currency are created. Miners are rewarded with cryptocurrency for verifying and committing transactions to the blockchain public ledger.
Mining is a great way to earn passive income, but it does require expensive equipment and a lot of electricity.
48: Get Paid to Be a Website Tester
Website testing is a great way to make money online, because you can do it in your spare time and make some extra cash.
You don't need any experience to get started, just a willingness to provide feedback on how easy or hard a website is to use.
You can find website testing jobs on websites like UserTesting, Intuit User Research, Userlytics, and more.
49: Use Cash Back Websites
This is a simple way to make money online that won't make you rich. But it's paying you to do the shopping you'd already be doing anyway.
Websites and apps like Rakuten will pay you to do your online shopping through their portal. They'll send you a check once your cash-back balance reaches over $5!
50: Sell Things You No Longer Use
One way to make money online is to sell things you no longer use. This could be clothes, furniture, or anything else you can think of. You can use websites like eBay or Craigslist to sell your items, or you could also set up your own website to sell them.
51: Design Logos
Designing logos might not sound beginner-friendly, but when you use a hack like Tailor Brands it is!
The photo above is of logos made using the Tailor Brands AI logo generator.
Plus, your client or customer doesn't even have to know you used a tool to generate the logo for them.
Tailor Brands allows you to put in your brand name, choose a few branding topics, and it will instantly generate logos, fonts, and more.
52: Design Book Covers
If you have an eye for book design, you can make money online creating book covers using tools like Canva, Procreate, Illustrator, or Photoshop.
You can sell book cover designs on platforms like Fiverr.
53: Create Editable Instagram Story Templates
If you have a good eye for aesthetics or design, you can create editable Instagram story templates using a tool like Canva.
Then, sell them on Etsy or Creative Market for the aspiring entrepreneur or small business to use for their social media stories.
54: Create Editable Instagram Post Templates
Just like with story templates, you can create post template packs too.
Editable social media post template packs are in high-demand, and you can make as many packs as you want.
55: Create Cards and Graphics For YouTubers
Another fun design task to sell online is creating graphics and video cards for YouTubers.
You can do this using a free tool like Canva, or you can make them in Procreate, Illustrator, or Photoshop.
56: Create Branding Packs
Similar to creating social media template packs, branding packs include everything.
Think brand colors, fonts, social media images, and website graphics.
This is a great way to make money online for beginners and try your hand at different design tools.
You can sell these on Etsy or Creative Market, and have fun with it!
57: Take an Advertising Course and Get Paid to Run Ads
If there's one thing that will always be in high-demand, it's effective advertising.
And did you know the top ad platforms (Facebook ads and Google ads) have free training that teaches you how to advertise on them?
Take a free (or paid) ad course and start selling freelance advertising services. You can charge thousands per month for one client!
58: Create Videos For Brands
If you enjoy making videos, you could make money by creating videos for brands. This is a great way to make money for beginners, as it doesn't require a huge amount of time or effort. All you need is a decent camera and some editing skills.
The quickest way to start getting clients is to post video services on a platform like Fiverr.
59: Video Editing
Video editing is a skill that's always in high demand. Whether you're editing wedding videos, corporate videos, or YouTuber videos, there's always a need for a good video editor.
You can start by offering your services on websites like UpWork, Fiverr, or LinkedIn.
60: Podcast Editing
Just like video editing, podcast editing is a skill that's always in high demand.
Podcasts are becoming more and more popular, and people are always looking for someone to help them with the editing process.
You can start by offering your services on websites like UpWork, Fiverr, or LinkedIn.
Copywriting is the art of writing persuasive, interesting, and eye-catching copy.
If you're good at it, you can make a lot of money by offering your services to businesses.
And learning copywriting isn't as hard as you might think. Check out the book Copywriting Secrets to learn more.
You can start by finding clients on websites like UpWork, Fiverr, or LinkedIn.
62: Design Business Cards
Business cards are an essential part of any business, and there's always a demand for good quality business card design.
And tools like Canva make it easy with hundreds of editable templates. The screenshot above is of a few of Canva's business card templates. As you can see, there are over 6,499 to choose from!
You can offer business card designs on your social media, your own website, or a platform like Fiverr.
63: WordPress Virtual Assistance
WordPress is a popular content management system that businesses and bloggers alike use to create their websites.
You don't even know how to code to be a WordPress VA. You can offer services like blog posting, blog management and editing, comment moderation, updating plugins, and more.
Check out 50 virtual assistant service ideas here.
64: Online Project Management
If you're good at staying organized and keeping projects on track, you can make a lot of money by offering online project management services.
Many businesses and entrepreneurs would benefit from a project manager to help them stay on target with big projects, online course launches, and more.
You can find online project manager jobs on platforms like Upwork and Flexjobs, or offer your services on LinkedIn or Fiverr.
65: Online Fitness Coaching
If you're into fitness, you can make money online by coaching others in their fitness journey.
Whether you join a company as a fitness coach or go at it as an entrepreneur, this is a rewarding way to make moneyonline.
66: Design Websites
Websites are a necessary part of any business, and there's always a demand for good web design.
And you don't even have to know how to code or be a “designer” to do it.
Drag-n-drop builders and platforms like WordPress make it easy for beginners to make websites these days.
A typical starting price for a base website is around $1,000 to $1,500, so you can make good money doing this, too.
67: Online Astrology Readings
This one is for those who are already familiar with astrology.
You can make money online by offering readings and interpretation of birth charts.
There are many people who are interested in this but don't necessarily want to learn how to do it themselves.
So, if you love astrology, you can take advantage of this and make some extra cash.
68: Online Human Design Readings
Human Design is a system that helps people understand themselves and their place in the world.
If you're familiar with Human Design, you can make money online by offering readings and consultations to others.
This, of course, is something that takes a long time to learn. But if you already know it, you should be getting paid for it!
69: Online Gene Keys Readings
Gene Keys are similar to Human Design, and again, this is a great way to make money online if you're already familiar with Gene Keys.
By offering readings and consultations, you can make a lot of money by helping others understand their Gene Keys.
Alternatively, you can create your own website or YouTube channel teaching about these subjects and earn money through advertising.
70: Online Tarot Readings
Tarot readings are another popular way to give guidance and advice to others.
And if you're familiar with tarot, you can easily make money online by doing readings for others.
Tarot is a great way to deepen your own connection with your spirituality while helping others gain some insight and guidance about their own lives.
71: Numerology Readings
Last but not least in the “woo woo” section (these are some of my FAVE topics) is making money by giving numerology readings online.
Like the other services I've mentioned, this takes a lot of numerology knowledge to do well. But if this is something you're already interested in, why not help others and make money in the process?
72: Create a Subscription Box Service
If you're crafty and enjoy making things, you can start a subscription box service.
This is where you send a box of goodies (usually handmade or curated) to your subscribers on a monthly or quarterly basis.
You can make the boxes yourself or curate them from brands and makers in your local area or online – the possibilities are endless.
Check out CrateJoy.com for inspiration!
73: Create and Sell Jewelry
There's always a demand for beautiful jewelry, and if you're crafty and have a good eye for design, this could be a great way to make money online.
You can create your own line of jewelry and sell it on your own website or through other platforms like Etsy or Amazon Handmade.
74: Become a Resume Writer or Editor
Let's be real: almost no one knows how to write a good resume. This should be a class that's taught in school, right? Maybe it is now, it's been a long time since I was in school… But I digress.
Learning how to write a killer resume isn't hard, and it's something that you can earn a lot of money doing.
A great place to offer resume writing services is on LinkedIn, but you can also offer it on Fiverr or your own website too.
75: Create Whiteboard Animation Videos
Whiteboard animation videos are all the rage right now. And if you're good at creating them, you can make a lot of moneydoing this!
Plus, there are tools that will help you make a whiteboard animation video with no previous experience.
You can sell these videos on Fiverr, LinkedIn, Upwork, and more.
76: Design Infographics
If you're a whiz with graphic design or know how to use Canva, then you could make money online by designing infographics.
People are always looking for new and interesting ways to visualize information, and if you can come up with a creative way to do so, you could make some serious cash.
You can sell infographic services on Fiverr or sell pre-made infographics on stock photo websites.
77: Create Sales Funnels
If you spend a little time learning how to create sales funnels, this is a service you can offer to companies for a lot of money.
The book Dot Com Secrets tells you exactly how to create sales funnels that generate leads and make a lot of money, and this is a highly in-demand service.
You can also put this knowledge to use for yourself for your own website or products, affiliate marketing, and anything you can think of.
78: Email Marketing
Email marketing is the process of generating email subscribers that you can email on a daily or weekly basis.
This is used as a part of a business to educate your subscribers about who you (or your clients) are, promote your products and services, or promote affiliate products.
This is a great way to make money for yourself and is also something you can get paid to do for other people.
79: Get Paid for Your Knowledge as a Consultant
If you have experience in a particular area, you can use your knowledge to help others for a fee. And don't think too hard about this one: you can be a consultant about anything.
Breastfeeding, parenting, sales, finances, romance, dating, astrology, literally anything.
80: SEO Strategist
SEO stands for search engine optimization. This requires a little time and effort to learn, but it can make you (or clients) a lot of money.
In my opinion, SEO is vital for anyone to learn if they want to make money online, no matter what you're doing.
Blogging, freelancing, YouTube, Etsy, – everything requires SEO.
Learn it and use it for yourself and sell it as a service, too!
81: Help Local Businesses Leverage the Internet
Local businesses need to get online for more sales and customers. That's where you come in.
You can get paid to help local businesses get online by helping them create a website, a social media presence, an email list, and more.
82: Sell Your Own Music Online
Are you a budding musician? Use the internet to make some music money magic!
TikTok has totally changed the game for hundreds of musicians and it can do the same for you.
83: Learn How to Code
Learning how to code is probably one of the best things you can do for yourself if you want a long-term career in the burgeoning tech field.
Plus with websites like Codecademy, you can learn to code for free!
Check out this article to learn more about learning how to code for free.
84: Become a Personal Branding Consultant
If you have an eye for aesthetics and branding, you can make good money online as a personal branding consultant.
You can help entrepreneurs, small businesses, and even bloggers with things like font pairings, logos, brand colors, brand voice, and much more.
85: Create Short Video Ads for Brands
Ads are everywhere we look, and they're only going to become more prevalent as time goes on.
If you're handy with a camera or have a unique way of seeing things, you can make money by creating short video ads for brands and businesses.
There are many places to find advertising work like Fiverr, FlexJobs, Upwork, and even LinkedIn.
86: Get a Chat Support Side Gig
Do you like helping people? Do you like talking to people online?
If so, a chat support side gig may be perfect for you!
There are many companies that will pay you to provide chat support for their customers.
You can work from home, set your own hours, and get paid to help people!
Search job boards for “chat agent” or “chat support” to find these gigs.
87: Start Investing
Investing is a long-term strategy that I think everyone should be working towards.
This isn't going to make you rich overnight, but it has compounding effects. Start learning about investing on YouTube and by reading books like Rich Dad, Poor Dad, and start making your money work for you.
88: TikTok Live Videos
Once you hit 1,000 followers on TikTok, you can go live on the platform. And you should!
Live videos make creators money when viewers tune in and send you gifts. You can earn hundreds of dollars a day by going live on TikTok. Start creating today!
89: CPA Marketing
CPA, or cost per action, is a type of affiliate marketing where you get paid when someone takes a specific action, like signing up for a free trial or filling out a survey.
This is a great way to make money because you don't even need to make a sale to make money. I'm a part of some CPA marketing programs where I earn around $1.00 anytime someone signs up with their email address. Pretty cool!
90: Guest Blogging
Guest blogging is when a blogger writes an article for another blog or online publication to get more exposure and a link back to their website.
But guest blogging takes up a lot of valuable time that we bloggers often need to spend doing other things in our businesses.
You can make money by doing blogger outreach and guest blogging for bloggers. It's a win-win situation: you get paid, the blogger gets a quality guest blog in their name.
91: Get Paid to Write Reviews
You can get paid to write reviews by starting a review blog and make money through affiliate marketing and brand sponsorships.
Or, you can sign up with a service like Review Stream and get paid a small amount per highly ranking review.
92: Real Estate Crowdfunding Investing
Want to invest in real estate but don't have the funds to buy an entire property?
That's where crowdfunding comes in. Crowdfunding investing is where many investors pool their resources and split the returns evenly.
If you're interested in investing in real estate in this manner, check out Fundrise to learn more.
93: Get Interviewed By Brands and Get Paid
Similar to taking surveys but more personal, real, and in-depth, getting paid to be interviewed by brands can be a great way to make money online for beginners.
With Respondent.io, you can get paid up to $500 to $700 an hour for your time, depending on what type of interviews you land.
94: Get Paid to Watch Videos
Believe it or not, you can actually get paid to watch videos. But you have to actually watch them, you can't skip through or go to another app or set your phone down.
Swagbucks will pay you to watch videos in any genre you choose!
You won't get rich doing this, but it's a super easy way to make money for literally doing nothing.
95: Custom Design Shirts
You can get paid to create custom designs to sell on T-shirts without ever having to touch the shirt yourself.
This is a great way to make extra income online without having to do much.
96: Get Paid to Let Google Track You
If you're comfortable letting Google track you and your data and activity, you can get paid for doing so.
Google Opinion Rewards allows you to make money by taking surveys, doing tasks in Google Play, letting Google track you, and helping out with Google GPS by adding photos of places on their maps.
97: Narrate Audiobooks
Audiobook narration is in high demand! If you have a great voice and can read well, you could make a lot of money by narrating audiobooks.
The best place to get started with narration for beginners is by finding gigs on Upwork, FlexJobs, or Fiverr.
98: Help People Create Meal Plans
If you're good at creating meal plans, you can make money by becoming a meal planner.
Meal planning is a great way for people to save money on groceries and eat healthy, but not everyone has the time or know-how to do it themselves.
That's where you come in! You don't even need experience to do this: just a love of food and an understanding of nutrition.
99: Sell Stock Videography
Stock videography doesn't have to be complicated: it can be as simple as shooting a slow-mo video while walking through the forest.
Video creators everywhere are in need of high-quality stock video footage, and you can make it for just about everything imaginable.
The best place to sell short stock videos is on stock photo and stock video websites, where you will earn a commission or royalty for each sale.
100: Create and Sell Lightroom Presets
Lightroom is a popular photo editing software and app for both a desktop computer and phone.
Presets are collections of settings that are used to quickly and easily edit photos.
If you have an eye for photo editing, you can make preset packs and sell them on places like Etsy and Creative Market. Check out the preset packs for sale on these marketplaces for inspiration!
101: Sell Procreate Brushes
Procreate is the popular art app for the iPad that allows users to create digital illustrations and paintings.
Brushes are tools that allow you to create different strokes and effects in Procreate, and there is a huge demand for high-quality brushes.
If you're an artist or love creating, you can edit and create your own specialized brushes right in the Procreate app and sell them on Etsy and Creative market for creators everywhere.
102: Sell Procreate Tutorials
Another great way to make money for artists: Procreate tutorials.
If you're crafty with the Procreate app and have some tips or tricks to share, you can create and sell tutorials on how to use Procreate.
This is a great way to make some extra money on the side, and it's also a great way to share your creativity with the world.
What's the Easiest Way to Make Money Online For Beginners?
To be honest, the answer really depends on your own interests and skillsets. But after reading this article of 101+ ways to make money online for beginners, I'm sure you have some good ideas.
This list is full of ideas that will either put a little cash in your pocket quickly, or generate you a large, sustainable income down the road.
The quick way won't make you rich, but the long-term way requires hard work and dedication.
I recommend a combination of both types of things for immediate and long-lasting income from the internet.
How to Make Money Online for Beginners – Wrapping Up
If you've made it this far: I congratulate and thank you.
And I also hope that you walk away from this article bursting with ideas about how you can get started making money online ASAP!
Learning how to make money online as a beginner can seem overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. And there is literally something out there for everyone, no matter what your interests are.
Carrie WilderCarrie has a passion for location independence and nomadic lifestyles. After traveling full-time in an RV and living the van life, she created Making Money and Traveling to help others make the switch to a remote lifestyle. Learn more about Carrie on the About page or connect on social media below.
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