Whether you’re a college student, a stay-at-home mom, or someone just trying to earn extra cash, there are a few secrets on how to make money online legitimately!
We’re revealing our top ways to start earning money online now based on your strengths and income goals. Some of these ideas will help you see an influx in income pretty quickly while others may take some time to build.
With that said, we have either tried or have had a friend personally recommend each of these secrets on how to make money online!
We hope that one or more of these secrets will help you transform your life! But first, we have to answer a question.
Can you really make money online?
Absolutely, we have created two full-time incomes through blogging and the opportunities surrounding our blogs. You can make money online by offering virtual assistant services, providing content, doing affiliate work, and many other options.
We’ll look at each of these options below, but first – if you prefer to listen, we actually did a podcast on how to make money online as well!
10 Secrets on How to Make Money Online
1. Freelance Writing
Always had a knack for breaking down complicated topics into consumer friendly tips? Or maybe you are an amazing storyteller? If so, try freelance writing!
There are opportunities for all niches from parenting to fitness, and tons of paid print and digital avenues to try. Learn more about freelance writing here!
2. Become a Virtual Assistant
Working as a virtual assistant is a great way to utilize the skills you have gained in the workforce to pivot into an online career.
Small business owners require all different types of support and with the explosion in online entrepreneurship many are now open to sourcing that support remotely. Learn how to get started as a Virtual Assistant!
3. Teach English Online
One of the most popular side hustles nowadays is teaching English online. There are tons of opportunities out there, you just have to find the right company for you.
Work from home as much or as little as you want—what could be better? Here’s the lowdown on one popular company, VIPKid. Learn more about VIP Kid at Extra Dough Pro.
4. Complete Transcription Jobs
Transcribers can make $15-30 per hour depending on their certification, and the hours can either be in shifts or more flexible depending on the type of information being transcribed.
There are 3 main areas of transcription: general, legal, and medical. General is the easiest to get into because it doesn’t require a formal certification, but legal and medical can pay more due to the training and certification required. Learn more about Transcription Jobs here!
5. Cashback Apps
You can start earning extra cash right now by using apps like Ibotta and Rakuten’s eBates for your current spending. Ibotta allows you to clip digital offers and earn cash back on your grocery items, and now you can even shop online with the app as well.
Rakuten’s eBates also gives you cash back for shopping online and has an in-store option as well! Both will help you save money on things you’re already buying.
You can read more about the best money saving apps or how to save more money online!
6. Sell Clothing & Accessories Online
Poshmark, eBay, and esty are all great places for selling clothing online.
I started my first Poshmark account a few years ago, and it’s made almost $10,000 now! Poshmark is a great place if you have trendy, name-brand clothing to sell because you get to keep 80% of the money, and they make it super easy to ship items! Learn more about Poshmark here.
If you’re not sure about whether to use Poshmark or another service like eBay though – check out this guide on how to list our clothes for the maximum return.
If you have or create one-of-a-kind pieces, you may also do really well selling on etsy.
7. Become a Facebook Ads Manager
If you’re an avid Facebook user then you might enjoy working from home as a Facebook Ads Manager.
As a Facebook Ads Manager, you’ll be running lead generation campaigns for small businesses using the Facebook Ads manager tool. Learn more about becoming a Facebook Manager here!
You may also like our guide to Facebook for Business! It goes over how to getting started, what to post & how to get more Likes.
8. Start a Blog
If you’re super passionate about a topic, blogging can be a great way to make money online. You can earn an income through placing advertisements on your site, sponsored work surrounding a brand, affiliate links, and so much more. You can also flip blogs in order to make money online!
Starting a blog is easier than ever now too! You don’t have to be super technical or know coding. Grab our free guide on How to Start a Blog to Make Money now to get started!
9. Affiliate and Network Marketing
The first way we made money online was through network marketing. Instead of asking our friends over for a party where we pitched them products or an opportunity to join our team, we focused on creating content on a blog about the company’s products we liked. This allowed us to connect with people truly interested in the company and working with us, and it grew into an online community on Facebook and Instagram as well.
You can learn more about the health and fitness company we joined and how it works here.
10. Create an Online Business
Starting an online business is a great way to get started, but keep in mind it can take a while for it to grow. The benefits of creating an online business is that you’re your own boss and can focus on whatever you’re passionate about. Here are 14 Online Business Ideas for Women and College Students You Can Start Now!
You may also like our guide to the Best Side Hustle Ideas and At Home Jobs.
How do you earn extra cash online?
We’d love to know in the comments what you’ve found to work well for you!
If you enjoyed these tips on how to make money online, you may also like our guide sharing 16 Ways Save More Money!
While it’s nice to earn extra money, you’ll also see your rainy day fund grow faster with these money challenges!