top 20 methods to make money onlineIf you are interested in earning money on the internet, there are several methods that can be used. Though there are many genuine methods to earn money online, many people are not able to find the right methods and lose interest in their quest to make money online. Here, we present the top 20 genuine methods to make money online.

Write And Sell An Ebook 

The market for ebook is still considered a great source of passive income even though it has surely become saturated as of recent times. To many people, writing an ebook, can seem too hard. It’s not, also you don’t need to invest lots of money to make it happen, but you still need to invest lots of time, not only in writing the ebooks, but in marketing them as well.  Publishing an ebook can simply involve gathering your best information on teaching people about a technical topic, solving a problem you’ve already posted on your blog or gathering reader questions on a topic and simply answering them in short chapters. Your writing an ebook could be expanding, updating or refining these and putting it in an order that makes sense for learning that topic.

You can sell your ebooks through Amazon’s Kindle program or Apple’s iTunes Connect, which gives you access to a large majority of the digital-book reading market.

Google Adsense:

Google Adsense is possibly one of the most popular and highest paying method to make money online. Thousands of people have been able to earn hundreds, thousands and even millions of dollars in revenue through this method. It is a very simple method of making money online. Any person who is genuinely interested in making money can use this method as a passive income stream.

Though most people would say that you need to have a website to earn money online using Google Adsense, it is not really necessary. Though it would help if you have your own website, you can also use blogger and other similar sites to create your own website and then add content on the website. If you are not good at writing, you can outsource the job to someone who is a freelance content writer. Once some content is added on your site, you can apply for a Google Adsense account. Google will check your website and after verifying certain details, they will either accept you as an advertisement publisher or reject your application. If rejected, you can reapply after complying with the instructions provided to you.

When people visit your site, they will find the Google Adsense advertisements on your website. If they click on these advertisements, you will get a percentage of the revenue that Google generates. The minimum threshold of payment is $100 and you can obtain the money by cheque or through other payment methods that you select. Make sure that you do not click the advertisements on your website and do not entice others to click on it. Google can track all kinds of fraudulent clicks and will cancel your Google Adsense account. If used properly, the sky is the limit to what you can earn. There are people who have earned $20000 per month through Google Adsense.

Amazon Associates

Amazon Associates is part of the website. This is an affiliate marketing method. You will need to own a website and then apply for the Amazon associates ID. If your application is accepted, you will be able to advertise and promote products on your site. There are thousands of products available on the website and this method can generate huge revenues if used in the right manner.

You will need to optimize your website for the search engines to make money online through this method. When more visitors come to your site, some of them are likely to be interested in a particular product and may want to purchase it. When they click on the product that is displayed in your site and then buy the product, you will be able to obtain a small percentage of the sale as revenue.

Create An App 

Apps are a great source of passive income when done the right way. Before you can go for this, you must first have an idea that will sell or what you would like an app for. You can reach a massive audience of smartphone users by building a great app for the community you live in or regarding your hobbies and interests.

But first, you need to come up with an idea that will sell. Do the proper market research and analytics to come up with the right app. However, like anything else truly worthwhile, you have to spend money to make money. You may not have the skills but you can look into hiring an app developer who can assist you in creating a great app. Sites listed below can be of help and you may those that suit your needs:

  1. Appery
  2. Shoutem
  3. Appmakr
  4. Appypie
  5. Mobileroadie
  6. Biznessapps
  7. Theappbuilder
  8. Goodbarber
  9. Appmachine/


ClickBank is a very popular affiliate marketing site. There are some unique advantages of ClickBank over other similar affiliate marketing sites. One of the advantages is that this site really pays those who earn through it. So, this is a genuine money making opportunity. The other advantage is that there are millions of products relating to every niche that is available on ClickBank.

You will have to register on the site and then select a product that you want to market. You will have a separate account where you will be able to generate a code. This code can be pasted in your website or you can create banners for advertising. You can also make links to lead back to the landing page from where you can promote the products.

Put a Paypal “Donate” button on your site.

Paypal is one of the popular online payment sites. If you own a site, it is simple for you to put up a Paypal ‘Donate’ button on your site. If you have a lot of traffic on your site and if you provide good and useful information for people, they might pay you through this method. There is no guarantee that you will be able to earn through this method, but the important factor about using this method to make money online is that there is a chance of earning millions of dollars if you are able to convince people that you are providing genuine and useful information for people.

Many people who benefit with the information posted on your site will donate some money at least.


Fiverr is a micro job site. There are several such sites available on the internet, but this site is one that is genuine and pays on time. You will be able to advertise your service that you want to sell for $5. When someone is interested in your offer, they will pay the amount and you can complete the work that is required of you. This is a very simple, but highly effective method of generating revenue. Many people make money online on this micro job site.

If you are specifically talented in a particular aspect, you will be able to make money online through Fiverr. People do all sorts of crazy stuff on this site. You can be a writer, you can complete homework, you can make greeting cards, and you can translate stuff and do many more such activities on this site to make money online.


Hubpages will not help you make money directly, but it is a site where you will be able to post content and make money through the content present on your site. There are different methods of monetizing your web pages on Hubpages. You can use Google Adsense, you can use your Amazon associates account and you can also use the ebay affiliate account to make money through this site. These are the three major methods of making money through Hubpages. There are also other methods in which you will be able to make money on this site.

Hubpages will share the income earned through your webpages with you. You do not have to pay any money for hosting your own site and there is no need to pay for domain name, which has to be paid if you own your own site. Since you only post content on Hubpages and it generates income, this is one of the best methods of making money.


Craigslist is a site where you will not be able to make money online in a direct manner. Though you cannot make money from the site itself, the potential to make money with the help of the website is tremendous. Craigslist is a site which has a lot of listings where you will be able to ensure that you get a money making opportunity.

One factor that needs to be remembered about Craigslist is that there are a lot of fake advertisements and offers that are present in the site. So, you need to be careful when you answer a query on the site. But, if you are careful and sieve through the advertisements, you will be able to get to many good offers where you will be able to make money online. You can obtain online jobs, offline jobs, you can buy and sell things through Craigslist, and this is why this site has a tremendous potential to help you make money online.


Ebay is a popular site all over the world. Ebay is an ecommerce site where you will be able to buy as well as sell stuff. You will be able to sell almost any kind of product and make money on Ebay. This site will help you make a large profit because there is no need for you to have an establishment to sell products. All you need to do is to first create a seller profile and then create a listing of the product that you want to sell.

Once this is done and the product is listed, you will be able to get bids for the product that is listed on ebay. You can also sell the product at a fixed price, if you are not interested in the bidding process. The key to sell many products on ebay and make money online is that you need to sell products that are in constant demand. You should also know about the right kind of pricing to attract buyers.


Freelancer is a website where you will be able to find many job offers. The job offers are mainly related to content writing, search engine optimization, website creation, code and application development. These are easy methods of making money. You will be provided with some bids and once you bid for some of the projects that are listed on the website, you will be made an offer by the person who has posted the job.

Freelancer will take a small percentage of the money that is earned by you. You will still be able to make money online by completing the jobs that are posted on the site. When you take up jobs from this site, make sure that you accept job offers for only those who have a good track record in payments and job completion rates. There is no limit to the amount of money that you can make through this site.


Upwork is a site where you will be able to bid for projects and then win them. Once you complete the projects, you will be paid by the person who posted the projects. The advantage of using Upwork is that you can select the project that suits you. You can build a reputation on this site which will help more job providers to use your skills.

The payment is paid either through an escrow or directly by the bidder. When you complete the projects, the money in the escrow is credited to your account. The projects that are available on Upwork are quite varied and people can obtain different kinds of jobs on this site.


EditFast is a site where you will be able to make money by editing documents for the clients on this site. If you would like to work for this site, you will need to first register on this site and then build your resume. Finally, once this is done, you will need to hope to be selected by a client for editing their document.

Once you are selected for a project, the money will be credited to the website upon completion of the project. The bulk of the amount is paid to you through Paypal and a small fee is retained by the website. The key to being successful on this site is to build a good resume and then build up a reputation with existing clients. You will be able to earn about $3 to $5 for every page edited, which is the minimum. You may be able to earn more with experience and when you provide good quality results.


Epinions is a site where you will be able to write reviews and get paid for each of the reviews that you post on the site. There are many people who write reviews of products, after using the product. There are others who work as product reviewers. Whether you are a professional product reviewer or not does not matter on this site. You will be paid for each of the opinions that are posted by you and approved by the website.

The only hitch is that there is no guarantee that the Epinions that you write will be approved by the website. So, with this risk in mind, you can use this method to make money online.


Cafepress is one of the best methods in which you will be able to create and sell your designs.  These designs that you create will be with the help of some of the best tools available online. Once you create these designs, you will be able to sell them on the site itself or you will also be able to sell the designs on other websites.

These designs that you create can be used on various products like T shirts, coffee mugs, key chains and other places. So, it is one of the best methods of making money online. Of course, what you earn will depend completely on the design that is created by you.


Abebooks is a site where you will be able to make money online by selling various text books. You can be an entrepreneur and sell various kinds of text books to make a profit on the sales. Or, you could also sell the old text books that you have with you in your home and make money in the process.

The books that are sold through the website are many in number, because of the popularity of the website. So, when you use Abebooks to sell your books, there is a high visibility of your books through 6 different international websites. So, the chances of making a successful sale are very high. If you own an out of print book that is in demand, then sky is the limit for what you will be able to earn!


Lionbridge, fomerly known as VirtualBee is one site where you will be able to make money online by typing at home or simply entering data. All you need to have to make money online are a computer and an internet connection. You will have to go through an evaluation process. Once the evaluation is completed and if you are selected for the job, you can take up the data entry work that is available from the website.

The income potential of this site depends on various factors like the quantity of work that is completed by you, the amount of work that is available on the website and also depends on the amount that the company is willing to pay for each project.

All you need to do is to fill out a form and then submit the quote. You will then have to wait for some time for the offer and this usually takes about 24 hours. Once you are happy with the offer, you can accept the offer and send the clothes through pre paid shipping. Once the goods are authenticated, you will be paid within 48 hours. You will be able to make money online through this method without fail, if you own a lot of designer clothes.


Storenvy is one of the best methods to make money online, if you are interested in selling products online. This website is designed mainly for retailers to sell their products. You will be able to open a store easily in just 5 minutes. Once your store is open, you will be able to provide details of the products and then upload the pictures of the product.

The store also allows you to promote the products that you upload on the site. You can sell the products at a specified price and you will be able to make a profit on the sale, if you mark the product at the right price. So, get going and post details about the product you want to sell on Storenvy!

Start A Blog

One of the best ways when it comes to making money online is to start a blog. Blogs can easily generate tens of thousands of dollars to hundreds of thousands of dollars per month when done right. Building a blog requires quality content and readership and without these, it will be difficult to make money. This can take a lot of work but at a certain point, it becomes far easier and worthwhile.

Create Video Tutorials On YouTube

Creating an engaging and well-researched video tutorials and uploading them on YouTube could make you a significant amount of passive income in the long term. This, however, depends on how those videos are well-received. You need a niche and a long-term strategy and stick to it before this pays off at all.

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Femi Tunde
Olufemi Folorunsho, popularly known as Femi Tunde is the founder of Yustreet. He serves as an evangelist with a particular focus on the United Kingdom. He is also a publisher of Christian literature and entrepreneur of Christian evangelism materials.