And those income streams can also be very interesting if you’re look for ways to make an income online from home because you’re let’s say, a stay at home mom, a teen or just someone with a 9-5 who wants to pay off debt and earn money with a side-hustle.
I have collected over 50+ ways bloggers and online entrepreneurs can make money and many of the ways I have used to be able to travel full-time the past three years.
Now, I’ve written a lot of single blog posts that go much more into the different details of ways I use to make a living online, so feel free to read more about them by following the links.
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Quick Recap Of My Favorite Ways To Make An Income Online From Home
I know, 50+ ways to earn money online can seem a bit overwhelming so here’s the quick recap.
If you already have a blog or if you’re not interested in blogging, I suggest you create an online course for free with this free guide. The difference with other ideas to make a living online is that with a blog or an online course you can make (quick-ish) five figures, while if you’re doing survey’s for example, it will take forever and it will be a lot more work that’s less fun.
If you’re not a type that creates a lot, I suggest you get into email marketing, everyone can write emails right? But even if you don’t, there are more ways to earn money online, so read further…
50+ income stream ideas and ways to earn money online from home
The easiest way to monetize your blog if you already have a blog is starting with affiliate marketing. It’s almost 100% passive income, and this blogger earns $50,000 each month via this strategy. She will hit her first $1+ million year this year, and tells you all her strategies in this course, which I found really helpful, even as an experienced, professional blogger!
Become an SEO hustler. Learn everything about SEO and then there are two ways to monetize your knowledge. You can work as a content marketing strategist or SEO professional OR if you have a website, you can ask more for sponsored posts because you’ll probably have a better Google score!
Learn everything you possibly can about email marketing with Convertkit. Sign up, get into creative but converting newsletters and create beautiful e-mail marketing sales funnels and creative converting newsletters for businesses!
Start your own Youtube channel for free and start monetizing! One of the ways to make an income online from home that does require a lot of hard work first, because you’re not added to the creator fund without some serious stats. At time of writing that means 1000 subscribers and 4000 watching hours. Do you want to put in the effort? Go for it!
Fiverr.com: sell any service for $5. This can also be something ‘funny’ like chatting with someone for 20 minutes or writing their name in the sand (yeah really, these are real-life examples!). Anyone can earn some extra cash with Fiverr!
Joining several survey companies is still an easy way to earn some extra income on the side. It’s a ton of work filling all the survey’s in, but literally, everybody can do it! You don’t need a degree or blog for this side hustle! It’s completely free to join and you’ll get paid to answer surveys and test products. You’ll make the most out of this by signing up to all programs (all free to join and use!). Survey companies I recommend are Swagbucks, Survey Club, PrizeRebel because they feel most legit. Sometimes survey companies feel like a scam when they for example suddenly stop sending you survey’s as soon as you almost reach your payment ‘limit’. Other survey companies are PanelBucks, Opinion Outpost, PaidSurveys.
One of the most common ways to make an income online from home these days is monetizing your social media accounts. Did you know people earn $20.000 for just a single Instagram photo? Learn more about running a very successful monetized Instagram account.
Summarize: read books and watch movies then summarize for sites like SparkNotes.com. Sounds good right?
Make (or have it made) an app and sell it in the app store.
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Simply ask for donations on your website or social media. It’s a lot more fun when you tell people why they should donate.
Writing is a great way to make some extra income these days. You do have to have some skills of course, but with a lot of content mills and jobs on Upwork, most people can try this. It’s really hard to break the $75+ income barrier, but if you get really good, it’s possible! My main work is freelance writing so I don’t work for content mills, but for companies and publications. Please know that the easy jobs, often pay really bad, like $5 for 1,000 words or something.
If you’re really good at editing photos, create your own Photoshop curves and sell them online!
Become a virtual assistant and do easy tasks for others. One of the ways to make an income online from home without any necessary skills, besides planning and going the extra mile for others. Requirements: must work hard. But it can be very rewarding because you can take on multiple clients.
Add a ‘work with me’ page to your social media and website if you have one. Add not only more packages or services but also and more importantly, more diverse prices. That’s why I also offer some Crash Courses, 60 minutes or less everything you need to know to get started, for a tiny price.
Get started with graphic design. I believe this is one of the go-to solutions for people who are looking for ways to make an income online from home these days! It’s not difficult with tools like Picmonkey and Indesign, but I do think you need some sort of skill or feeling with design, so it’s definitely not for everybody! Picmonkey set you up for free and has a trillion free templates you can use.
… Same with creating websites for clients! It’s not really hard once you learn how to code, but you have to have feel with design and visuals.
Leave Google and search with Bing. This way, you can earn credits every time you search. Credits you can cash in for gift cards to a variety of stores like Amazon, Toys ‘R Us, and Starbucks. Easy peasy! Sign up here for free.
Create an online course emporium! Sign up for free to Teachable, create your own course materials by writing text, recording videos and voice memos and sell your knowledge. I also offer courses, it’s a nice way to share your knowledge and earn some automated passive income.
Advertise with Google Adsense on your website. How does it work? You insert the code in your site’s HTML, you generate traffic and that’s all!
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Start a Podcast and monetize it with sponsors. One of the most fun ways to earn money, and eventually maybe even grow a business from it!
Did you know some of the bigger vloggers don’t edit their own vlogs? This is a great opportunity for you! If you have some video editing knowledge, apply and earn!
If you’re super social, become a moderator for Facebook groups or forums.
Hi there! I'm Noni May! I’ve been blogging for over 15 years and have been working in the communications & marketing field for over 10 years. I started out young once I knew what my passions were. I also studied in between working and have a BBA and I now work as a freelance content marketer and blogger. I used to live the digital nomad lifestyle for years while traveling as much as possible! I'm passionate about entrepreneurship, finance, health, traveling and all things homes, so that’s what you’ll most likely read about here. I'm helping you live a life you love, finally build or grow that business and navigate the world while traveling.
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