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Make Money Online: 53 Income Generating Ideas You Must Try!

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These days many people are facing financial difficulties. If you are one of them, the followings are options that you may want to consider. Whether you are looking for an easy way to make a few extra bucks, or make enough to pay a bill or two, or even if you are looking for an online opportunity that will help you make a living, I am sure one of these 53 money making ideas will serve your purpose.

Although I must warn you, if you are looking for a way to get rich quickly, you are reading the wrong post. None of the ideas mentioned below are going to get you rich overnight. But there are some methods that depending on your skills and commitment could turn into a full fledged money making business.

With that said, here are 53 ways you can earn extra money working from home and online:


53 Money Making Ideas Worth Trying


1- Take Paid Surveys

Doing online surveys for money could indeed be the easiest method to make money online for many people. Market research companies get paid from manufacturers and companies to gather feedback from their consumers, which they do by conducting online surveys. They then share some of that revenue with their members who take part in online surveys they conduct.

Although, paid survey scams have made it harder for people to find legit surveys sites to work with, there are still lots of legitimate paid surveys that pay for your opinion.

2- Get Paid To Read Emails

As the title suggest, you get paid for reading emails. Everyday you receive paid emails in your inbox with links to different websites, which you have to click and view for a few seconds. Not a lot of cash, but it’s something extra.

3- Get Rewarded To Complete Offers

Another option that is both easy and quick is getting paid to do free offers. Reward programs or GPT (stands for Get Paid To) as they are known, are sites that pay their members for doing variety of things.

Basically, you are compensated for doing things that you already do online in some way or another, such as signing up for freebies, registering with interesting sites, shopping, visiting different websites, etc. GPT sites are like the middle man, they get paid from advertisers to drive leads (you) to their site. They then give a percentage of what they earn from their advertisers to you (members).

4- Become A Mystery Shopper

Mystery shopping is becoming a popular method for companies for evaluating the performance and customer service skills of their employees. Although there are a lot of different opinions about this, mystery shopping is actually growing as an industry. You will be assigned to shop and dine in different places and report your experience back.

Depending on specific assignments, you can expect to be paid anywhere from $40 to $300 or more per assignment. Of course, the amount that you spend buying goods and services will be reimbursed. Sometimes you get to keep the item you bought at no charge to you.

5- Play Games (Game Money)

Yes you can actually get paid to play online games. On game sites like Farm Gold and Second Life, you can make virtual money which can be exchanged for real money.

I am sure you have heard of Ansche Chung, the first person who become a millionaire exchanging her virtual money earned from Second Life for real money (worth over a million dollar).

6- Do Freelance Writing

One of the most popular options when it comes to Internet money-making is freelance writing. You don’t need any money to invest, there is no need to own a website, (although having one helps) and best of all you can make quick money.

In most cases you get paid the same day you finish the project. There are tons of places online where you can offer your writing service to others. There are even some websites that pay you for writing exclusive content for them.

7- Affiliate Marketing

This is by far one of the top choices for a web-based business. You are basically selling other people’s stuff for a commission. You can find digital products like e-books and short reports to promote on sites like ClickBank and PayDotcom.

8- Surf The Web

This is one of the earliest GPT style sites that created an opportunity for anyone to earn few cents at a time by visiting advertiser’s websites for a set amount of time (usually less than 10 sec). You can’t really call it earning money, but at the same time, there is not much work required either.

9- Stock Photography Sites

If you like photography and enjoy taking interesting pictures, there are a bunch of websites known as Stock photography Sites where you can upload your images and receive a commission each time someone downloads an image of yours.

The good thing about using stock photography as a way to pocket a few bucks is that its passive income. You upload the picture once, but you keep getting rewarded each time somebody downloads it. Imagine the potential of having 100s of images on 5 or 6 stock photography sites.

10- Sharing Files Online

Very similar to stock photography option, but it’s files and documents instead of pictures. There are a couple of document sharing sites that you can upload any kind of file you own to, every time someone downloads one of your files, you make a few cents. Files can be in almost any format, from TXT to PDF and everything in between.

11- Review Products And Websites

Set up a website or a blog and start a review site. Website owners and bloggers will pay you to post a review of their site on your site. It helps them get the word out and helps you get the dough.

You can also review products you are an affiliate of, on your site, linking to the merchant’s site using your especial affiliate link, so that whenever someone buys the products using your link, you get your commission.

12- Get Paid To Search

Search engines are big money makers. No wonder every day new search engines pup up everywhere. But since they are not as big as Google and yahoo and some other engines, they use rewards as a way to entice users to search on their site. You won’t make a lot of money fast, but it’s a good chunk of change for what you already do anyway.

13- Sell On eBay

Almost everyone knows the potential of becoming an eBay seller and you are probably tired of hearing about it. But the truth of the matter is that eBay is a really good online business opportunity.

The best part about launching an eBay store is that you don’t really need to invest financially to get started. Start by gathering your unused stuff around the house, clean them up, take a few nice photos and list them on eBay. No mater how much money you end up making selling your unwanted stuff on eBay, it’s still better than letting them dust in your garage!

Once you get the hang of it, you can do the same for your neighbors, friends and family members for a small fee. And if you really want to scale it up, find out what are the hot selling items on eBay, find a wholesaler, buy them in bulk which comes out way cheaper, then sell them individually for a profit.

14- Craigslist Is Not Just For Lost Connections!

Craigslist is one of the most visited websites on the planet and that creates an opportunity like no other for anyone who is creative and not afraid of taking action. The easiest way to make a buck with Craigslist is to simply pick free times in the “free” section and sell them right back on CL for a profit.

For example, there are always tables, chairs, beds and all kinds of wood works that people are giving way free, you just have to go pick them up, freshen them up a bit, perhaps put a fresh new coat of paint on them and you have yourself a piece that’s worth some cold hard cash.

15- Design Logos

Hundreds of new websites and blogs are born everyday. Most of them will need a logo, but not every site owner knows how to make a logo. If you have some design talent, you can create a small business out of it, offering custom logo creations on webmaster related forums and classified ads sites. Don’t have a professional software? Use free imaging tools such as PhotoFilter to make stunning logos.

16- Flipp Website and Domain

It’s Just like flipping houses! Buy good domains and resell for a profit. Build a website or a blog, work on it for a while and once you got it to a stable point, let it go for a nice chunk of change. People like websites that are ready to go, and they do shell out handsomely. Hundreds of websites are bought and sold every day on sites like

17- Design And Build Websites

If you are good at designing sites, why not use it to help yourself financially?… There are even free software such as Kompozer that you can use to design and build nice looking websites without any knowledge of HTML. Use webmaster related forums like WarriorForum and DigitalPoints to find buyers.

18- Design T-Shirts And Other Customizable Items

If you are good at coming up with catchy phrases and cool designs, you can make a decent living by designing and selling T-shirts on sites like CaféPress.

You don’t have to spend a dime on stocking products, printing designs, shipping, payment processing and returns. It’s all done for you by CafePress. All you have to do is sign up for free, create and upload coll designs, drive potential buyers to your page and earn yourself some moolah.

19- Make Digital Scrap Booking Templates

I personally don’t get this, but many people love to scrapbook, and they do pay handsomely for templates. Make different kinds of templates and make it easy for people to use them.

20- Take Advantage Of YouTube

One way to use YouTube is to use it as a tool to make yourself known. In this age of YouTube and instant super stardom, it’s not very far-fetched to think you can become a star if you can sing. YouTube and other video sharing sites make it possible and easy for anyone to have a chance to be discovered by record label companies.

Of course, there are other ways to use YouTube as a money-making platform as well. For example, you can create product review videos, place your affiliate link in the video and earn commission for every sale that is generated by your link.

21- Making MySpace Backgrounds

They are all over the Internet, those ads for MySpace background! And that means only one thing, there is still a market for MySpace backgrounds! Creating MySpace backgrounds isn’t that hard. But most users don’t have the time to do it or are simply lazy.

You can provide them with this service and customize their MySpace pages and charge a fee for doing so. What better place to advertise your service than MySpace itself?…

22- Make Videos

With the huge interest in videos online, there is always room for more. Create interesting videos of yourself or whatever and upload them to sites like Revver and Break. They will share a percentage of their ad revenue with you. Plus, you get something for each download as well.

23- Do Directory Submission

In order for a website or blog to be successful and generate revenue, it needs traffic. There are many ways to work on traffic. One way is to submit your site to website directories which is very tedious and time-consuming. That is why many webmaster and blogger who are busy with other aspects of running their online business, hire people to do it for them.

That’s where you can come in and offer to submit their sites to directories for a fee. Use forums like SitePoints and DigitalPoint to offer your service to webmasters.

24- Build A Niche Directory

You have seen those directory sites that have a list of specific sites in different categories. Set up one for yourself. Gather a list of sites and sources related to a specific niche and list them on your site.

Sell ad space to other webmasters to generate revenue. You can charge a monthly fee to have their ads shown on your site. is a good place to look for potential customers.

25- Making Photo Mosaics

If you can make photo mosaics, set up a website and offer your Photo Mosaics service. You will be surprised how many people pay for these things.

26- Work As A Virtual Assistant

As more online based businesses are born every day, the demand for virtual assistants is growing as well. People use virtual assistant for research, finding things, doing time-consuming tasks, making phone calls and etc.

Again, you can use webmaster related forums and/or forums that online business owners hang out at and out an ad in classified section. I have seen so many people make a living (and they still do) by using this simple strategy.

27- Hosting Online Forums

Use software like SebFlipper to host hundreds of separate forums from a single web server. Then charge people who are looking for a good host for their forum, to host their forum for them, or you could offer free hosting, but under one condition, you get to show your own ads (be it Ad sense, affiliate products or what have you) on their forums.

28- Install Applications

Most People have problems with installing different kinds of applications. If you are good at installing a particular app or a software, why not earn some extra money while helping others!…

29- Start A Blog

Blogging is becoming increasingly popular. You can set up a blog in less than an hour. There are many free blogging platforms you can use at first. When you get comfortable, then pay for your own hosting and domain name.

You can blog about anything you like, from your weird uncle bob to politics, your weight loss plan and your lovely girlfriend to finding a job, how much you hate paying taxes and everything else in between. No matter how bizarre and unusual your blog is, there is always an audience for it.

You can monetize your blog to generate revenue by displaying Ad sense ads, selling affiliate products, selling your own stuff, selling advertising space and etc.

However, contrary to popular belief, becoming a pro blogger and making a living as such, takes lots of work and time. You have to be patient and willing to put a lot of time and effort into it.

30- Start A Pod Cast

Think of it as voice or video blogging. Use free services like to turn your blog into a podcast! Talk about interesting topics that will draw in lots of audience.

Once you have established yourself and have a decent size audience, monetize your podcast with ads. It’s a joyful and really fun way of turning a passion into a profitable web-based business.

31- Participate In Paid Focus Groups

Focus groups are basically the same as paid surveys, but unlike paid surveys most focus groups are conducted in a physical location. Focus group studies are held in most major cities.

You will be in with a group of other selected people, discussing and answering questions about whatever product or service the study is about. You can expect to make between $60 to $250 for an hour to a full day of study.

32- Domain Drop Shipping

It’s basically selling domain registration for big domain registration sites like TuCows, which makes it easy for you to start your own private label domain registration. You get compensated not only for the initial sale, but for renewals thereafter as well.

33- Create And Sell E-Books

You can make e-books about anything. It’s not as hard as you think. Look at some e-books that are selling for $50 -$100 or even more, and you see what I mean (most of them are crap, but people do pay for them!).

Got tasty recipes that you have learned from your grand ma!? Turn all that knowledge into a mouth-watering e-book with step by step guide on how to make those recipes. The best part is that it won’t cost you a penny. That’s right, you can write and create an e-book for free!

34- Amazon Mechanical Turk

It’s one of the biggest micro freelancing sites on the planet and it allows millions of people around the world to earn additional cash doing simple and sometimes rather strange tasks that can not be done by machines and computers. Tasks such as differentiating pictures from text, rewriting a sentence, pointing out difference in 2 seemingly identical images, transcribing audio files, liking someone on Facebook or following them on twitter and so on.

However, the reality is that most tasks don’t pay much, so don’t expect to quit your day job. Nonetheless, MTurk is a good option for those looking to grow their bank account (or PayPal in this case!) whenever there is a few hours to kill.

35- Review Software

Websites like SoftwareJudge will pay you for using and reviewing any of the software available in their collection. Write honest and detailed reviews and you increase your earning potential.

36- Answer Questions

Each one of us is an expert on something, and that means you too are an expert on something! Find that “something” and use your knowledge about it to offer answers and advice to people who are not familiar with the subject, on paid to answer sites.

37- Build Your Own Forum

Forums are some of the most visited kind of sites. As human we are social animals and that applies even in the cyber space. For a smart entrepreneur, that means opportunity!

You always liked talking about politics and making your 2 cents heard about whats happening in the political world, why not translate that passion into an online business! Create a forum around politics or whatever topic excites you.

Get people to join your forum by promoting it on other forums you participate in and also by posting controversial and attention grabbing posts. Once you start to receive some decent amount of traffic, monetize the space with related ads.

You can also do what many successful forums do, create an especial section on the forum where in order to get in, regular members have to pay a small fee. An example of that would be the WarRoom section of the famous WarriorForum, which only paid members have access to.

38- Do Data Entry

Not the scam one, we are talking about legitimate data entry for Google. Google pays people to take photos of businesses, and enter basic data such as hours of operation. You know how many business are located just next to your favorite grocery store?…

39- Develop Software

Know how to make a software? Then start developing software and plug-ins. One of the hottest plug-in markets is the blogging platforms like WordPress and Blogger. Use forums to find out what bloggers need that you can make a plug-in for. Create your plug-in or software and set up a free blog to advertise it.

40- Do Paid Forum Posting

As I mentioned above, building online forums can be a great source of income, but new forums have hard time attracting members. People are more likely to join your forum if your forum looks busy and there are already other people participating in it. That’s where paid forum posters cam in.

As a paid forum poster, you get paid for every new thread and post you participate in. On average you can earn $0.25 per post.

41- Become A Member Of Revenue Sharing Forums

If you like participating in forums or are already a member of any forum, look for “Ad Share” sign in your user CP. Some forums offer what is called “Ad Share” program where they share the revenue earned from ads displayed on the forum, with their members. And if you already spend time on a forum that does offer Ad Share, you might as well take advantage of the opportunity to make a few dollars.

42- Translate Document

Bilinguals are always on demand. If you speak a second language, you can use it to make money. Use classified ads sites and even freelancing sites to find clients who may need to translate documents and files from one language to another.

43- Sell On Fiverr is one of the fastest growing micro freelancing sites that has attracted lots of attention recently, due to the fact that thousands of average Joes are using it to really make a living charging a mere $5 for a variety of services and products.

Simply register for free and create a gig offering people your service. Whether its singing a song for them, calling their kids, pretending to be Santa, teaching them a Spanish phrase, making a Facebook fan page or whatever else, people pay you to do these thins for them on Fiverr.

You will be amazed how easy it is to turn the most weird and creepy things into a gig that makes you 5 bucks over and over again.

44- Be A Game Tester

Becoming a paid game tester is truly a fun way to earn some extra cash, but sadly finding legitimate companies to work for is no fun at all. Lots of scams in this industry and so you have to do your homework if you don’t want to be gamed yourself.

I have been hearing about it for a log time, but to be honest, I have never came across any legit paid game testing site. Although, I haven’t been looking hard either. But if I do find one, I will update this page with the new information. So, be sure to bookmark this page and check back.

45- Your Own Search Engine

Use Google to build your own custom search engine. Build a search engine for a specific topic like a search engine just for finding information related to music, games, movies or whatever else you like.

To get it going, set up contests for searchers, give prizes to the biggest searchers in order to entice people to use your search engine. You make your money when people search from your search engine and click on ads.

46- Blog Commenting Service

In order to rank higher and attract more traffic, more than anything else, bloggers need quality links pointing back to their blog from other related blogs. But for bloggers time is short and they barely have enough time to write content for their blogs, so they often hire other people to do blog commenting for them.

Go to a blog or webmaster related forum, become a member and post an ad in the classified section offering your blog commenting services. Then use your forum signature to link to that ad.

Once that’s done, start posting on the forum and participating wherever you can, especially on threads that have to do with link building and blog commenting in particular in order to put your signature in front of as many eyeballs as you can.

Soon enough you will have more orders that you can handle. That would be a good time to hire a few helpers!

47- Become A Job Referrer

With unemployment at a staggering %11 (at the time of this writing), finding job has never been harder for Americans (with the great depression of 1920′s being the exception here).

Again, all it takes is an entrepreneurial spirit to see opportunity even in this staled economy. That’s why sites like WiseStepp and Referearns were born. These sites basically pay you for referring new employees.

You can expect to make up to $1000 for referring the right person for the right job! Now that’s a job most of us would like to keep to ourselves!

48- Software Plus

You remember how you wished that software you bought last year could do more than just what it was built to do?… Do you know how many people around the world are thinking the same thing!?

If you have the skills and expertise, you can work on already developed software and tools to improve their functionality and performance.

49- Convert Online Money

Everybody knows that money exchangers take their bigger than “fair share” cut when converting currencies. But to do that you have to have a store front, you got to do lots of paper work, invest some money and so on.

Fortunately, you can make do the same thing online without having to deal with all the hassles and extras that comes with offline currency exchange. All you need is a simple website and you are ready to get up to 5% and even more for converting Egold to PayPal and vice versa.

50- Become A Drop Shipper

Use sites like CaféPress to create a free storefront online and be a drop shipper. You don’t have to deal with anything but getting customer to visit your online store front.

51- Sell Craft and Art Work Online

Retired and have lots of free time on your hand? Enjoy creating stunning works of art?… If so, turn your free time and skills into a profit-making machine by creating artworks and selling them online, either on your own site or on eBay, Craigslist or other classified and online auction sites.

52- Do CPA Marketing

CPA or Cost Per Action is a much easier version of affiliate marketing. As long as the person you send to the merchant’s site takes a specific action required by the merchant, such as signing up for their newsletter, opting for email updates, taking a poll or whatever else, you earn your commission.

In most cases, you don’t even have to generate a sale to get a commission. And that what makes CPA marketing attractive and very lucrative, the fact that people don’t have to spend money for you to make money. Its a lot easier to get people to opt for free things than reaching out for their credit cards!

53- Socialize

Now that Social networking sites are becoming more popular, a lot of people want to get in the game and cash in by running their own social networking site. But since they need some members to get the word out and make the site look active, they are willing to pay people to become members and post messages.


Remember, although the Internet itself is a virtual world, there is nothing virtual about the need to work hard to make money online.

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  1. Jina says:

    Thanks for this massive list. I love it. I have never seen a money making list this big, lol. Time to start making some money, there I go…

  2. ariston says:

    Great list! maybe i’ll try even half of them to make more money online.. :)


  3. Abby says:

    Thanks for your sharing such a massive list. I use amazon turk and it really is a fun way to make some extra money.

  4. jonson says:

    This is really good stuff, I appreciate you sharing this info. I am going to give some of them a try.

  5. Arton says:

    Wonderful list ! This will help a lot of people to make money online.


  6. Mike says:

    You are right, pal. Making money is NEVER easy. It ALWAYS take consistent work from yourself in order to really succeed. Thanks for the various ways here that one can make money with. Especially like nr 1 “Make money trading forex” and nr. 5 “Make money with website and domain flipping”.

  7. James says:

    Wow, this is huge! Going to tweet this one. It deserve a tweet, lol.

  8. Augustus says:

    What a great article. I had no idea that amazon turk even existed. Looks like a cool way to earn some money.

  9. Christien says:

    Great advice, tips, and resources for making money. Thanks.

  10. Amanda says:

    Just want to say hanks, must have taken you long time to put it together.

  11. forlan says:

    great list. I should try to make money in internet

  12. Dinero extra Claudyo says:

    I prefer a quick buck so i rather stay with Payper click

  13. Jason says:

    Satrap, making money with forex marketing is something I still need to try out and see.
    Software of this kind have been marketed throughout the entire internet and it looks as if it really can make you automatic money.

    Mmmm. . .

  14. Wealth Creation says:

    Great ideas on how to make money online. What I have found is I get to many ideas and never focus on one money making idea and master it. Taking action is the key and massive focus.

  15. Many good ways to make money online here. Nice list. Creating wealth online should be easy using just a few of the methods on here.

  16. alex johnson says:

    eBay is my favourite way to make money online. There are lots of great ways, but in my experience eBay has always been the easiest way to make a profit quickly.

  17. Pinoy Bisnes says:

    These are great business ideas! This is an added information to me. Thanks.

    One thing I like about online is that as long as you have the talent, skill and creative mind you can sell just about anything you can dream of.

  18. Good list of things you can do. I’d say pic one or two, work hard at them, and don’t give up right away. That’s the key to succeeding. It won’t happen overnight.

  19. NLP says:

    There are a lot more and of course a lot of ideas out there but they arent produced, making money online require a lot of work but with time , money and hard work it could be the business of your life.

  20. Cristian says:

    Wow, great list. There are a lot of techniques to make money online that i never heard about. Thank you, is very informative and useful.

  21. Gary says:

    Thanks, this list is a huge help. Am new to affiliate marketing and have bookmarked this page! Am gonna start on a couple of things right now..

  22. Gigi says:

    This is a pretty cool list of money making opportunities. Has anyone here did any of these things to make anything?

  23. Karen Scharf says:

    This is so true! There are really several ways to make money online. It’s good thing that you filed it up for us. Thanks for this wonderful share! I just want to inform everyone to take some great tips and advices regarding online marketing for more progress.

  24. Great article that will help anyone looking for ways to make money online. I think the real key today is to be different and stand out from the online crowd by offering solutions to peoples problems. Discover this niche and learn how to develop your own website that allows your to brand yourself.

  25. Great article, except for ebay! thought that was really over!

  26. Karen Scharf says:

    Wow! so true! Thanks a lot sir! Many people would say money is so hard to earn but I guess (with all these TIPS) it’s not. I owe you for this article and the sharing you’ve shown.

  27. Murlu says:

    My favorite, by far, is anything to do with writing – especially when you get to keep ownership of it because you can then later use it in other projects and for personal branding :)

    Plus, writing is super relaxing after a long day of work – always feels nice to get a bit of money for it.

    • satrap says:

      Thanks for stopping by. Yeah, writing is a great way to make money, though it takes a certain bread of people to be able to really tap into it and make big bucks writing.

  28. Hunter says:

    I like writing sites that share adsense revenue. So you always have some money coming in.

  29. Alex Papa says:

    That is a great line up of internet business opportunities Satrap. Really, there is no excuse for those who want to start an online business and say that they don’t know what to do. Thanks for reminding us! Alex Papa

    • satrap says:

      Alex Papa,
      Thanks for stopping by Alex and thank you for the kind words.

  30. Alex says:

    Wow, what a huge list and I think there are a number of activities not listed here but if you can’t make money with something from this list, then I wonder how do you breath (hey don’t forget breathe in.. breathe out..)

    Two cool methods I see missing are the new hype right now, Fiverr and article writing (even PLR’s)

    • satrap says:

      Thanks for the comment. Yeah, I agree fiverr and article writing are good methods. Maybe I will include them in another post.

  31. This is an extensive and excellent list of ways to make money online. I think the most prevalent method currently is internet marketing, which mainly incorporates affiliate procedures and processes. I really enjoying reading these sort of posts because I learn a lot. Thank you ever so much for sharing this information!

  32. Peter J says:

    What a huge list, just goes to show the potential of the internet. Thanks for this.

  33. Shiva says:

    Whew, this is really a long list and probably I have not tried many of them in the list. I will certainly be trying out those which I have not tried and maybe if it works out I can make good money. Thanks a lot bro :)

  34. Even though there are many ways which could be adopted to earn money but there are certain points that need to be kept in mind. Many people have been reaping benefits via some sources through which they have been making money on the Net and that is not all, even there is stability in the flow of money they have been earning.

  35. Pete Carr says:

    Hi Satrap,
    That is a very comprehensive list. As a blogger I would opt for blogging.
    I have had quite a lot of success with Ebay in the past, but their fees along with Paypals it is getting harder to turn a profit.
    Earning money online doesn’t have to be as difficult as some people make it, if you select 2-3 things from your list you could be earning a living in no time.

    • satrap says:

      Thanks for commenting. Yeah, if you do commit yourself and shows some dedication, you can make a living doing a few of these money making methods.

  36. Vickie says:

    Wow, this is a great article and a huge list! Thank you so much for sharing. Some ofnthem have given me some great ideas. I have always loved photography and photoshopping. I never thought about using that as a method to make money. Thanks for the inspiration :-D

    • satrap says:

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. Yeah, you could make some extra money with your photography skills.

  37. Whiztechy says:

    That’s a huge list..I guess there are many ways to earn online but selecting the best one which suits your skills and you enjoy doing it most important. Generally people keep on jumping from one opportunity to other, which generally brings a feeling of failure.
    Awesome article and blog..worth sharing :)

    • satrap says:

      Great point. Most people fail because the jump form one method to another. Thanks for your comments.

  38. You have gathered a huge list of make money online options. I believe, that as long it is according to your long term vision and passion, you can make big with any of these. However, diversification is very important in order to make full time income. You need to build multiple income streams that can work simultaneously.

    • satrap says:

      Thanks for your comment Peter. Exactly, diversification is the key. t never is a good idea to put all of your eggs in one basket.

  39. Al says:

    The idea with forex business never came to my mind, until today.

    Thanks for the reminder, although i must learn a lot about it, and start from zero..

  40. Dev - WPKube says:

    Great post Satrap. These are awesome ways to make money online.

    Thanks for sharing this great Post :) !!

  41. Karen Scharf says:

    Yeah! This is indeed a long list of goals! I think 50% is enough to sustain your needs in online works and if you are not contented make it 100%. Nice article!

  42. Can’t really and anything to this but will simply say, WOW! Very nice collection indeed, will be sharing it with me friends.


    • satrap says:

      Thank you for your kind words Barbara, I am glad you find it interesting.hank you for stopping by and leaving your comment.

  43. I’m noticing that a lot of people who make money online (or at least claim to make money online) tend to make their money by referring other people to paid programs claiming to educate them on how to make money…

    Affiliate marketing masquerading as truly valuable information is just not my cup of tea. Nor is working for slave-like wages, which is why I dropped mturk and many survey sites from my agenda.

    It’s unfortunate, but it seems like those are your two options for actually turning a profit on the Internet…

    • satrap says:


      True, affiliate marketing is one of the best ways to make money online and I use it as one of my income sources.

      However, non of the methods I mentioned in this post, lead to what you call “paid programs”. So, I dont really understand your point here!…

      Any way, thanks for taking time to share your comment and concern Michael.

  44. BlogTipss says:

    Great list of MMO niche Satrap. It seems that you’ve put lots of work into your post therefore we need more of them online now. I seriously got a kick away from your post. I can’t genuinely have much to voice reacting, I only wish to comment in your awesome work.
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    • satrap says:

      @BlogTipss, Thanks for taking time to share your thoughts. I am truly happy you liked the post.

  45. Ryan says:

    Thanks for writing this article. Its very informative and really has a lot of great info. I totally agree with you that affiliate marketing can be the most profitable.

    • satrap says:

      I am glad you find this post informative Ryan. Thank you for commenting.

  46. stallionxl says:

    wow there are so many ways. i think the best thing is to concentrate on a couple and see how i go.

    • satrap says:

      @stallionxl, You are absolutely right, its best to focus on a few (one in the beginning) and put all your efforts towards succeeding with them. Thank you for your tip.

  47. Thanks for sharing such a good list….

    • satrap says:

      You are very welcome Kerala. Thanks for stopping by.

  48. Thats really a huge list of ways to make money online…I didn’t know search engines pay to users…lol :)

    • satrap says:

      Hi Amit,

      Yeah, a few search engines do pay, but of course it’s not much money. It’s just a fun way to make a few extra dollars doing what you already do any way.

      Thanks for stopping by.

  49. gshanma says:

    Wow! Are there so many ways to make money online. I didn’t know. Have to check out on each way and find out which suits me best.

    • satrap says:

      There sure are a lot of different methods Gshanma. You just have to pick one and give it your best. Thanks for commenting.

  50. Rosa says:

    Wow..!! Such a great list….How could you mange it all..?.. well I’m not doubting, just..!! Anyway Thanks a lot for sharing the information….
    I’m gonna try on “Make Money With By Giving Advice And Answering Questions !”. Thanks.

    • satrap says:

      Hey Rosa,
      I don’t think you should try all of these methods at once, since you wont be able to manage all and also you will be spreading too thin whcih isn’t good for making money online. You have to choose one or more methods and keep working until you succeed or pick another one in case you are not successful with last methods.

  51. waagen says:

    Thanks so much for posting this info, its really helpful. I was trying to find something like this for two hours without result

    • satrap says:

      You are so very welcome Waagen. I am glad your search ended here. Hope you can out this info to good use. Thank you for leaving your comment.

  52. Nice information, thanks for the post.

    I am starting my business online, I need to learn from all the experienced people, also like you.

    And thanks for all the ideas.

    I like most number 9.

    • satrap says:

      Congratulation on starting your own online business Erik. I wish you success with it. Thank you for sharing your comment.

  53. Vincent Parker says:

    Great post! Today is a great time for people looking to make money at home. With so many businesses going online and so many activities using the internet, the possibilities are tremendous. Online growth in 2010 has been phenomenal to say the least, and with your 53 ways and ideas, there is so much a person can do to improve or completely change their life. Thanks for all the great ideas!

    • satrap says:

      Vincent, waagen, Erik and others,
      Thank you for your kind words. I am glad you guys like the list and I certainly hope this list can at least give people some inspirations and ideas on how to make money online.

  54. Wideband says:

    Wow this is an impressive list!! There really are hundreds of ways to make money on the internet the trick is finding the one that works for you and sticking with it long enough to start generating income

    • satrap says:

      @Wideband, Yeah, the way to succeed in making money online is to pick one and stick with it. Thanks for commenting.

  55. mjmac says:

    Whoa! This is THE best list I have seen in a while and thanks for the helpful links to get some more education on. (love those) I imagine you have given some folks a kick start and some HOPE where all is not lost in getting some extra income. I definitely have bookmarked this page to keep referring to.
    Thank you so much for the photo links in particular. About to check those out!

    • satrap says:

      @mjmac, Thank you for the kind words. Yes, I certainly hope this post has been helpful to a lot of people.

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

  56. soso says:

    Hi I think that you did a very good job with this article the people must know about all the ways of making money because we are living hard times.Thank you very much.

    • satrap says:

      Thank you for the kind words Soso. True, we are living in a very though time.

      Hopefully we can all get through it. Thanks for commenting Soso.

  57. Cole Stan says:

    Based on my experience, selling my service is the most effective way to earn money online but this does not include the data entry work. Yes, I’ve been in data entry work before but I don’t find popular results for data entry jobs pleasing on my part. Most of them require payments before I can start working so I won’t recommend it.

    • satrap says:

      Thank you very much for taking time to leave your comment and share your experience. I agree, with Data entry you have to be extremely careful because scammers are all over this market.

  58. Glen Woodfin says:

    Just make sure if you’re creating link directories for profit, if the merchant account is with PayPal, make sure you moderate clients that violate PayPal’s TOS. A casino bought a link on one of mine, then PayPal froze my account. I simply deleted 50 directories. Painful indeed.

    • satrap says:

      Hi Glen,
      Thank you for the reminder. I am sure that will save a lot of people from lots of headache and lost money.

  59. chris says:

    can i have a lil more information on converting money from paypal to egold

  60. Hi Satrap,
    Thank you for your great effort in collecting these 53 ways to make money online. Get paid to Socialize is the new thing for me that I have to try.

    • satrap says:

      Hi Rose, Thank you for topping by. Yeah, getting paid with social networks is a fun way to earn a few extra dollars. Thanks for commenting.

      By the way, I love your blog. It’s fantastic.

  61. baja ringan says:

    Very very useful information to make money online, I will try it..

    • satrap says:

      @baja ringan,
      Well thank you Baja. I am happy you find this info Useful. Good luck.

  62. An incredible list, thanks for sharing

    • satrap says:


      You are so very welcome Douglas. Thanks for stopping by.

  63. Ana says:

    Thanks for the info. Longest list of ways to make money online, i have ever seen.

    • satrap says:


      You are very welcome Ana. Glad you liked it.

  64. Victor says:

    That is a monster list! Given such a long list, I’m curious as to which ones are the easiest or make the most cash.

    • satrap says:

      I don’t think there is an easier ones that would work for all. Depending on each individual person’s abilities, any one of these online money making methods could be the easiest for that person. But, in general I would think paid surveys and gpt programs are a bit easier for most people.

  65. Jacolein says:

    I agree with other people about online surveys. I been doing them for a while and it really is an easy way for me (a single mom) to make extra money which is much needed. Thanks for listing all these methods. I am going to give get paid to write websites a try as I am good at writing and love to write.

    • satrap says:

      Hi Jacolein,

      Yes, paid surveys are truly an easy way for anyone, especially single and stay at home moms to make extra cash online.

      Good luck and thanks for commenting.

  66. Lauren Jones says:

    I think that you did a very good job with this article. the economy is not so great right now and people need to know there is still ways to make money.This is also a great article for stay at home parents that need to make extra money on the side.

    • satrap says:

      @Lauren Jones,

      Thank you for the kind words Lauren. Unfortunately you are right about the economy. I do hope this post will help some people to make a little extra money online. Thanks for stopping by.

  67. Hey Satrap,
    That was a treasure like info my dear friend.Those are the awesome 53 ways to make money online.I am amazed,there are few point which are really an update for me….Like “Earn Money as a Mystery Shopper”,”Record Songs and Sell Online” and “Get Paid to Search”.

    Thank you for making a profound effort for listing such a great points for us.

    Good Luck and God Bless!!

    With Regards!
    Samuel Joshua

    • satrap says:

      Well thank you Samuel for the kind words. I am glad you found a few new methods. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  68. tusshar says:

    i would like to know ways to
    earn online for teens(less than
    your valuable reply.

  69. david says:

    Thanks for the list, I will try to explore and focus a few methods to make money online, hopefully, i can start earn some extra income online soon

    • satrap says:

      Hey David,

      Sure, yeah do give some f them a try. Some of them are not by any means “make a living” type of methods, but non the less, they are great ways to make extra money online. Thanks for commenting.

  70. Thanks for sharing this, Satrap. This really takes all the excuses away, because there is something for everyone.

    • satrap says:

      You are welcome Ana. That’s why I wanted to create this list, so anybody could find a way, even those with no experience or technical knowledge or expertise. Thanks for stopping by Ana.

  71. Eric Lenhard says:

    Great overview for someone trying to make some money online. Excellent recommendations. Thanks!

    • satrap says:

      Thanks Eric. Glad you liked it. Thank your for stopping by.

    • jack foley says:

      @Eric Lenhard,

      I agree, I have never seen such a complete listing on how to make money online..

      I have it bookmarked..

      Thanks man

      • satrap says:

        Thank you Jack. Hope to see you around here more often.

  72. Hendrik says:

    Wow! This is great stuff. I wonder how much time you took to gather this information. Yes, I agree with you. Internet offers multiple streams of income. However, one issue with this flexibility is that there is equal number of scam sites available online. So we need to careful while choosing these online programs. And all the sites you have listed on this post are genuine.

    On the whole, this is a great website offering what people need to earn money online.

    • satrap says:

      Thanks Hendrik. It did took a while, but it was worth it. I am glad you and other awesome readers have find this post to be useful. Thank you for taking time to comment Hendrik.

  73. neo says:

    that awesome monster list satrap..BTW I just concentrate BSA and sponsored review only but worth a look other programs that you list here.

    • satrap says:

      I like how you described it as “Monster List”, lol. Glad you find it useful Neo. Thanks for stopping by.

  74. Charles says:

    Great list. The hardest part a lot of times if finding the legit jobs or the ones just trying to get to your cash and not pay out.

    • satrap says:

      Thanks Charles. Yes finding the legit ones is hard and that’s why I made this list and added some resources (as link in front of some of them) to make it easy for you to find those legitimate money making opportunities.
      Thanks for commenting Charles.

  75. Lalit says:

    A huge list and really enjoyed reading the post. I am trying only adsense now and will try a few more in the coming days.

    • satrap says:

      I am glad you enjoyed reading this post Lalit. I wish you the best with your ad sense and other future projects.

  76. Hi Satrap, most of the money making ideas you have posted in a single post. But the ideas have confliction, If I go to write paid post on my blog it will be penalized. if I sell text link ads, it will be penalized. Promoting affiliates is tough, data entry like jobs pay a little amount. All the ideas need expertise so only some of the ideas one man can use to make money online.

    • satrap says:

      Hey Madhav,

      “…, If I go to write paid post on my blog it will be penalized. if I sell text link ads, it will be penalized. Promoting affiliates is tough, data entry like jobs pay a little amount. …”
      I dont mean to be harsh, but do you see the trend in your comment. I believe thats one of the main reasons for why 99% of the people who want to make money online, never actually do. They keep making excuses before even trying it.
      I always say, making money online requires work too. There is no magic button for making money online.
      Thanks for your comment Madhav.

  77. Mick says:

    Great list, I knew nothing about domain drop shipping, interesting. I’d like to add one; I didn’t see it in the list. Run an errands business, best through craigslist.

    • satrap says:

      That is a great idea Mick. I will be sure to add it in my next list. Thank you for contributing Mick.

  78. victor says:

    The work at home, the data entry job is reliable?

    • satrap says:

      It depends Victor. It is reliable if you find and work with legitimate companies. But obviously it wont be if you fall for a data entry scam site. Thanks for your question Victor.

  79. Great tips, there are so many ways, and you listed some very creative ideas. thanks!

    • satrap says:

      Thank you Franklin. I am glad you liked it.

  80. wow! its a wonderful post. I can’t think of any other methods, it appears you’ve included everything!

    Some of the MMO metods, I feel I will adapt immediately. Especially reviewing websites and products. Let me begin with it.

    • satrap says:

      Glad you liked it Suresh and thank you for liking it on facebook. I really appreciate it.

  81. nrharris says:

    Thanks so much for the info. There are some awesome ideas here..most of them are new to me.


    • satrap says:

      You are very welcome. Glad you liked it.

  82. Kim smith says:

    Excellent ideas on how to make money online with trust worthy. One of the best way to make money online is using Google Adsense. you can also make money by starting your own virtual business of your interest like virtual estate agent or service provider for import export marketing.

    • satrap says:

      Good ideas Kim. There are truly hundreds of ways to make money online. Thanks for sharing your ideas Kim.

  83. Jon Br says:

    This is certainly a large list, i will share with some of my new affiliates for sure. This had to take you 20-30 hours to write! haha good work man!

    • satrap says:

      Thanks Jon. Yes, it did take some times, but it was worth it.

  84. Claire says:

    Satrap: Great resource you created here, I would have never thought of many of the methods you listed here.

    I am just starting with Adsense, do you have any tips for a beginner like me? I am not making any money so far but I am very motivated to succeed.

    Thanks for sharing this post with us!

    • satrap says:

      Thank you for the kind words Claire.
      Congrats on starting your journey with adsense. The bets advice I can give you is to have patient and keep working on traffic generation. Also, test your adsense placement, colors and size on your site as they can really increase your earnings. Check out Google adsense official blog on blogspot, they have a lot of great resource for increasing adsense revenue.
      I wish you the best Claire.

  85. Andy Bearden says:

    There are tons of legitimate money making opportunities online. You just have to be honest with yourself and choose wisely. Find something that you are passionate about and that will make it easy to share with people. Most small businesses fail within the first 5 years, so remember it’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon. Just be yourself and be consistent.

    • satrap says:

      You are absolutely right Andy. Usually it woks best if you pick something you are passionate. It makes it much easier to work on a method you enjoy doing.
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting Andy.

  86. yakz says:

    Nice … List you got there. Very much interesting.

    • satrap says:

      I am glad you liked the list Yakz. I hope to see you around here more often. Thanks.

  87. Hamish says:

    Hello Satrap,

    That is one very long list you have produced there. Regardless of any individual’s circumstances, skill set or experience, there simply HAS to be at least one (and I would thought way more than one) method from that list that they can adopt and apply.

    Thanks for such a great resource.

    • satrap says:

      Hi Hamish,
      Yeah, I tried to mention a variety of methods for different kinds of skills and expertise, so anybody can find one that best meet their needs and suits their situation. Thanks for stopping by Hamish.

  88. This is a great resource you created here, I never thought of many of the methods you listed here.Thanks for this one I’m going to apply it soon!

    • satrap says:

      Thank you Gabriel. I am happy you liked the list. Good luck and thanks for commenting.

  89. julie says:

    greatblog…thanks your tips have helped me loads!! i`m keen on photography, always have been, am happy to learn that i can earn money doing something i love!!!

    • satrap says:

      Glad you enjoyed it Julie. If you are wanting to learn more about making money with photography, check back in a few days, I am working on a new post about the very same topic. It will be published in a few days. I am sure you will like it.

  90. Noah ava says:

    All ways are great resource for earning money online.
    But I think The best source for make money with Your Own Search Engine.
    Thanks for sharing all resource.

    • satrap says:

      Yeah, that may work for some people. But obviously, it may not be the best way for all, since what may work for you, may not work for me and vice versa. Thanks for commenting Noah.

  91. vugar says:

    thanks for helping. it is really helpful.

    • satrap says:

      You are very welcome Vugar. glad you find it helpful.

  92. David says:

    Nice post – makes it clear to anyone that you can make money online – certainly no shortage of opportunity. I am on to other things now, but my most successful online ventures was as an ebay affiliate – but you can basically be any kind of affiliate as long as you find the right niche and build a bit of “community” around your site. Just pick something you are interested in and give it a shot.

    • satrap says:

      Thanks David. Yeah, affiliate marketing is very profitable. But of course like other methods, it requires lots of work and commitment. Thanks for stopping by.

  93. Jimmy says:

    Surveys are definitely a great way to make some easy cash. I never thought of pictures, that’s a great idea.

    • satrap says:

      Yeah, paid surveys are definitely a great way to make extra money. Thanks for commenting Jimmy.

  94. Hello Satrap. I don’t know if surveys is such a good idea. Flipping websites and domains can be profitable, but it’s not easy. I know a couple people making a living designing websites. Making money on Youtube is also difficult as you don’t only need a viral video for that, you need a viral channel. Paid review are nice, but there’s not a lot of those going around. Being a virtual assistant is a great way of getting steady income as a freelancer if you do a good job. A good round of ideas and resources Making money online however, is not as easy as everyone says. The easiest is the different freelancing jobs you mentioned.

    • satrap says:

      Hey Brian,

      Thanks for stopping by. Yeah, not all these methods are going to work for everyone. I just wanted to create a list of ideas where people in different situations with different levels of experience could find something.

      You are absolutely right about them not being easy. I always try to mention in my posts that making money online is no different than making money offline. It takes hard work and dedication to make money online as well.

      Any way, thank you for stopping by and sharing your comment Brian. I really appreciate it.

    • David Leonhardt says:

      @bbrian017@RSS Services, so true, there is a catch 22. If money can be made easily, everybody is doing it and that devalues the work. The only way to make serious money is the hard way, because very few people will take the tough road, so there is more money for fewer people.

  95. Walter says:

    I never thought there are many ways to earn money online. I’m pretty amazed that I can get paid by just commenting on other blogs. It’s really interesting and worth to try. :-)

    • satrap says:

      Yeah, they are so many crazy ways to make money online. Of course, not all are methods that will help you earn a living online, non the less, they do provide good options for making extra money. God luck and thank you for commenting Walter.

  96. kingsley says:

    A very great and precise list..thanks a lot been wanting to join an affiliate program..but still a bit confused on how to can u please help me..

    • satrap says:

      I am glad you like the list Kingsley. Check out my affiliate marketing category section and you will find a few articles that will help you get going. Start by reading this one: Best Affiliate Marketing Networks for Beginners.
      Best of luck and thanks for commenting kingsley.

  97. Luanna says:

    Greaaaaaaat list. Getting paid to install applications is one of my favorite. Whats yours satrap?

    Thanks for sharing!

    • satrap says:

      I have a few favorites, paid surveys and especially blogging. Thanks for sharing your favorite with us Luanna.

      • Arjun Rai says:

        @satrap, More than 170 comments, that shows everybody wants to make money,so do i
        Thanks satrap for sharing these points with us.

        • satrap says:

          That’s true Arjun. Lots of people would like to make money online, especially these days with the economic hardships we all are facing. That is why I created this list to give people a few ideas and show them that there are opportunities out there. Thanks for your comment Arjun.

  98. heman says:

    You shared great tips to make money. I have used only two of them (blogging and affiliate marketing). You gave me some new ideas! Thanks!

    • satrap says:

      Thanks Heman. I am happy you enjoyed the post. By the way, what was your experience with affiliate marketing and/or blogging? Are you still doing them?…

  99. Neil Asher says:

    Holy Cow!

    That is a great list :-)

    Some are obvious but there a ton of new ones I’d never thought of!

    nice work :-)

    Neil Asher

    • satrap says:

      I am glad you found some new methods Neil. Thanks for commenting.

  100. Bosco says:

    You really were able to make money with surveys? You’re the first person I’ve come across.

    I like site flipping. When you get a domain that is the exact match for a keyword that is fairly popular, and you do a few other on page SEO tweaks, you are guaranteed some steady targeted traffic, and that is what makes people willing to pay hundreds of dollars for something you spent ten or twenty dollars on.

    • satrap says:

      Yeah Bosco, I did make money with surveys and I know lots of people who do make money with paid surveys. You may not be able to make a living with paid surveys, but you can certainly make some extra cash. Thanks for commenting Bosco.

  101. Amazing list, Satrap! This has got to be the most complete compendium of ways to make money using the web. I was unaware of quite of few of these.

    • satrap says:

      Hi Astro,
      Well thank you. I dont know about it being the most complete, but I tried. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.

  102. keith says:

    wow, didn’t realize there were so many ways to generate a little income, thanks for the tips. I’m not too good at many of them, but will have to dig around a few to see if the money I’d make would be worth it.

    • satrap says:

      Hey Keith,
      Yeah, non of us are good with all of these methods. That’s why I posted this list so anybody can find a few method they are good at or like to work with. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Keith.

  103. Tom Gurney says:

    What i love about making money as an affiliate that any hard work does get rewarded and even when things fail, you’ve learnt something, and you just move onto the next affiliate idea, with new ones coming out all the time. I specialise in art affiliates because i find this area interesting and advise anyone else to go for sectors that interest them as it is then easier to put the hours in.

    • satrap says:

      Great point Tom. Thats the spirit. That’s how successful people become successful because even when they fall, they know they learned valuable lessons and they use it in their next try. Thanks for your comment Tom.

  104. David says:

    Wow awesome list of ways to make money online. Facebook marketing is also another effective way to make online.

    • satrap says:

      Thanks David. Yes, faecbook marketing is a great way as well. In fact, I did write a few articles on that subject s well. Thanks for commenting David.

  105. fazal mayar says:

    thats a really long and nice list satrap, thanks for taking the time

    • satrap says:

      You are welcome Fazal. Thanks for stopping by.

  106. satrap says:

    I am glad you are having fun with paid surveys Sarah. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  107. satrap says:

    Yeah, taking paid surveys is fun Sarah. I am glad you are enjoying it as well. Than ks for sharing your experience.

  108. satrap says:

    Yeah it did take some time, but I think it was well worth the effort. Thanks for your support Jackie.