Top 20 ways to make money online in 2020

Making money or making extra money is something no one dislikes. All of us in our personal capacities are striving day in and day out to make money, earn extra bucks, and make the ends meet and achieve or obtain what we wish for in our lives.

Primarily because of the fact that money is the gateway to almost everything one wishes to achieve. Given how important money is to everyone, the fact that the topmost searched topic on the internet is how to earn money (at home or online) doesn’t come as a surprise.

A few decades back, the internet might not have made so many options and opportunities available for people to earn easy money that too at home or during the timings of their liking. To sit at home and earn money through really simple tasks (that can be managed in their free time) or chores was not so easy and accessible back then but now things have changed.

The Internet is home to millions of businesses, companies, and systems. Every entity, enterprise or foundation has an online representation and there are also numerous businesses that ONLY have an online identity.

These online platforms provide an excellent opportunity for people to try their luck and do something that is easy, convenient and time-effective that results in them earning money.

When trusting ads and marketing gimmicks that promotes online ways to earn money, people are often skeptical. The concerns and hesitation are pretty normal given the high chances of these claims proving to be fraudulent.

It’s not easy to trust someone online and someone you don’t personally and claims to help you earn money that too without any hidden tricks. But believe it or not, there are so many options that you can choose from and give it a go, it is possible for you to work/browse online and earn a considerable amount of money. Here is how:


Survey Junkie– Joining Survey Junkie is a no-brainer. Their surveys are short, easy, and you can pick and choose which surveys you want to take.  The site pays up to $45 per Survey and has a 4-star rating on Trustpilot.Start earning now

Vindale Research– Vindale is a secure, reliable and free survey site for anyone who wants to earn money online. Why is Vindale the best-paid survey site? Because it pay up to $50 per survey and it pays on time! Click here, confirm your email and start earning today.

Swagbucks – Swagbucks is the largest online rewards site that gives free gift cards to its members for their online activities. Members receive free gift cards for Taking Surveys, Shopping, Searching the Web, Watching Videos, and Playing Games. $5 bonus for new users

Take Online Surveys:

This is by far the easiest and the most effective way of making money online. When people claim to make money without even moving a muscle (okay maybe one to two) this option actually comes in that category.

All you need to do is to register with a legitimate and authentic survey website. The process of registration is pretty simple where you enter your credentials and an authentic email address. The online survey company then sends you survey forms and all you need to do is to fill them. SIMPLE!

Filling survey forms is not difficult at all. They contain simple questions regarding may be a product or service and require from you, your honest opinion and review. Each survey form has a price tag and you can easily earn up to $5 (less or more) for a single form.

This way of earning money is a very popular choice especially among university students (who are already spending a lot of time online) but anyone can do it. So go and try your luck but make sure the company is legit and reliable. Top survey research companies that you can trust our Survey Junkie, Prolific and Opinion Outpost.

Proofread Documents: 

The next top option for you to try out online and make money is to offer your services as a proofreader. This may not attract you but it actually works and there is a big market that is in need of competent and eligible proofreaders.

A lot of the times, people write or draft documents, letters and other paperwork but either they are short on time or want someone else (qualified professional) to proofread their documents and remove any errors and mistakes. Here comes your time to shine. You can be a professional proofreader and offer your services to a large clientele.

Becoming a professional proofreader hasn’t been this easy before. Now you can train yourself to be a proofreader and that too a good one by signing up for the proofreading workshops.

There are numerous options for you to try but this 45 minutes freelance proofreading workshop is the best. It equips you and informs you about all the basic essentials that you need to know about being a competent proofreader and earn some money.

Make your own blog:

You have to agree with me that after looking at the large influx of bloggers online, we all have thought about becoming one at some point in our lives.

What stops us from becoming one is the uncertainty of succeeding, the lack of knowledge regarding how and where to begin and the fact that we have no idea about how to be a successful blogger. But much to our surprise, starting a blog and making it big is not a VERY difficult task.

All you need to do is to first decide and determine what is it that you are passionate about and you would and can blog about.

Blogging, in a nutshell, is just putting your passion out there, doing what you love to do but make it public and apparent for the masses and use marketing and commercialization of products, services and your ideas along the way to earn some money (whilst doing something you actually thoroughly enjoy).

Let me give you a brief rundown on how you can start a blog and kick start your blogging journey:

  • The first step is to plan. It all just doesn’t fall into place automatically but you have to plan everything out. Regardless of the fact that you are taking up blogging as a full-time job and profession or as something that you would want to continue as a hobby and side business; consistency and dedication is the key. Plan, perceive and progress.
  • The next step is for you to decide what blogger do you wish to be. Are you interested in being a food blogger, a travel blogger, a lifestyle blogger, a health and fitness influencer or an arts and design blogger (you can be any other blogger given you have the fire and passion regarding that niche).
  • After everything has been sorted out, the next step is to make a blog. This is necessary because you need a dedicated online platform that you can use to attract and gather people and show them what you and your work is all about. There are multiple online platforms that provide you with the services of setting up your blog.
  • You can either seek help from a professional blog creating company (which will take care of selecting a unique domain name with your consensus and buy reliable hosting services for you) or do the hassle yourself and set up a blog. To answer all of your queries and questions regarding how to make a blog and who can help you set up a blog, you can check my other detailed posts on these topics.

After you have a blog you need to prepare and publish effective content that your audience will be interested in reading and will like.

Your content is the only way you can get and attract maximum traffic. A maximum number of people visiting your blog, following you, interacting with you and trusting your work means more chances for you to earn money. So what are you waiting for; if you have a passion then follow your dream and let the money flow.

Be an Uber Driver:

No, this will not eat up your entire time or consume your entire day contrary to how it seems to be. You don’t need to drive cars and bikes all day every day rather what you need to do is to firstly sign up with a delivery service provider such as UBER.

You register yourself as a certified and licensed driver and offer your services during the timings that you can.

Do you own a car, a motorbike or even a bicycle? Do you own a Smartphone? If your answer t these questions was a yes, then there is no stopping you.

After you registered yourself with Uber, you will be intimated when your services are required during the time slot that you have provided as available. You can deliver people from one place to another or you can deliver food and products as well.

Be a part-time delivery guy or driver with a reliable and authentic platform such as Uber and be a part of their team.

Uber and Ubereats are always on the lookout for new, eligible and competent individuals who can serve them and are extremely flexible with their timings and work requirements. Contact them, register yourself and start earning some money in your spare time.

Become an online English Teacher:

If you are someone that comes from an English background (someone who has spoken and learned English as a mother tongue), then you might be wondering who takes online English lessons.

But the reality is that there a lot of people who hail from backgrounds that do not speak English on a regular basis or have not been taught English as a subject require professional help. They are in need of online options that can offer tutoring and services and know their job well.

There are many online platforms that hire qualified teachers and individuals who pass their required criteria and tests. If you think you can be a good English teacher to kids then sign up with these platforms such as VIPKid and Magic ears and start making some good amounts of money.

VIPkids is an online classroom that teaches English to kids in China. The session is similar to a video call but shows the lecture slides, the student and the teacher.

For applying and working with this platform you need to have the permit to work in the US or Canada and at least have one year experience of working with kids. The teacher is supposed to conduct 30 min sessions over the internet and teach students ranging from 3 years to 14 years of age. You can earn up to $22 per hour.

Magic ears is another online platform that teaches English to kids. If you register with the company, magic years books classes for you but there is no guarantee of how many classes you will get. The criteria for joining are pretty much the same to VIPKids and you can easily start your online money making journey from here.

Be a freelance writer:

Most of the students who make up the majority of those seeking online jobs to make money are usually really good at writing and researching.

Even if you are not a student and are eager to earn money online, becoming a freelance writer is a great option for you. There are so many people on the lookout to hire writers and get their work published as a ghostwriter or under their name.

Whatever the case, these people and companies are willing to pay good amount of money and if you have the passion to write, express and make an impact through your words, this opportunity is for you.

If you don’t know how to become a freelance writer or dot know how and where to begin your journey as a freelance writer (who to contact, where to get the work, how to get more work and how to write impressively), online courses can guide you the best.

“30 Days or Less to Freelance Writing Success” is an online course that helps you become an impressive freelance writer in less than a month and helps you earn some great amount of money online and that too from the ease of your home.

Online Market Trading:

Not a very popular money making method among people but it is a great way to earn a really good amount of money if done correctly. Buying and selling stocks online and making a profit is probably the easiest way of making money online but it requires smart work instead of hard work.

You need to intelligently invest your money and once you get the hang of things, you are in for some good margins of profit.

There are many online platforms that provide the opportunity to trade stocks online. They provide real-time data and analytics along with tools to perform effective analysis.

All you need to do is to perform some research, get yourself educated and informed about the tips and tricks of online trading invest some money and then witness it multiply.

Write an E-book:

Another easy and great way of making money given you have the passion to write. If you can write and writing is something that excites you then choose a topic, write a book and sell it online.

There are multiple platforms available online that are more than happy to get hold of a well-written book and display it for sale. So use your passion and earn some easy money online. The more you will write, the more popular you will get and more will be your worth.

Start your own website:

There are so many examples available online of people who started a simple and very basic website out of fun or even boredom and now are owners of world-known enterprises. Have you heard about the proverb that claims about making money even when you are asleep, well owning a successful website is an example of that proverb. You create a website of any niche; particularly a niche that is popular can attract a number of people and whose content people will be interested in viewing.

A website can be created by anyone, literally anyone through a number of online options. Once you set up a website, again there are a number of ways to start monetization. So why not set up a website the next time you are free and make it really big from there.

Provide paid reviews:

Making money online is all about making easy money. Earning through minimal effort and finding sources of easy money is the gist of online money making methods.

Providing your precious time and opinion regarding different websites and apps will hardly cost you anything but will give you good and easy money in return. So the next time you are free, try out some hot applications off the play store or the most talked-about websites and offer paid reviews.

There are special dedicated platforms that provide you with an opportunity to review online services, platforms, products, and applications and pay you in return. So next time when you are free, hop on, register and review what is needed to be reviewed.

Write pro’s and con’s articles and comparison pieces and earn some money. Totally something you can manage and do in your free time, still if you need any assistance, read up here and have your questions answered.

Affiliate Marketing:

This is not only a viable money-making option but hundreds and thousands of people are already performing affiliate marketing and making it big professionally as well as financially. You can also give affiliate marketing a try and start earning money.

If you have a social media presence; if you run a blog, are a successful influencer with a noticeable fan following, have the power to convince people and divert a significant number of clientele towards a brand, then affiliate marketing is the way out for you.

Using your already and well established online platform, you can promote companies, businesses, products and services and demand money in return. Let me give you an example; consider yourself as a person who owns a YouTube channel with a big number of subscribers and a brand approaches you to promote their product through your videos.

If you do so, people watch your videos, get convinced and go buy the product. It is a double win situation for you and the brand. The brand pays you money and you move on to your next collaboration.

Apart from brands approaching you, you can also include affiliate links in your content and if you become the source of sale, you get paid. Easy money right! So give it a try and earn some money online easily through work.

Build and sell Software:

Software is something that never goes out of demand. You can create anything that is useful, beneficial and can be used by a majority of people and then sell it. Automation is the way forward.

No one likes wasting time on manual tasks that are and can be easily automated. If you are a computer genius and have a programming mind, then what are you waiting for. Get to work and start doing something productive with your time.

If you are a university student or just a coding geek with some spare time on your hands, then get online, browse through and look for people who are looking for candidates who can create software for them.

Understand the requirements, create, deliver and earn some money. It does not need to be something big; it can be a very important consumer application, a dedicated application to solve a specific niche problem, or even a simple game that you like and play on your phone.

The point is that if you are able to create something that people like, demand and prefer then you can create a big business out of it and make big money.

Provide graphic designing services:

This is not a highly talked about the field of making money but it is surely a great option to go for. Graphic designing is one such job that everyone is in need of. All levels of companies (online or offline) need a graphic designer to create impressive illustrations.

This is the only way they can represent themselves. Now although a graphic designer is everyone’s requirements hardly anyone or any company invests in one full-time graphic designer. They always prefer to outsource a job when there is a need.

In these situations, a freelance graphic designer is the one to go to.

If you have the knowledge to work around software such as Adobe Illustrator, Stencil, Photoshop or Visme (there are many others as well) you can offer your services as the graphic designer and earn good amount of money.

The more you work, the more reviews you get, the higher is your ranking (on the various freelancing platforms) and the chances of you getting more work gets higher.

So even if you are not a seasoned and experienced graphic designer, learn and develop the skill and its almost possible for anyone interested, with a creative mindset and fair share of motivation to start graphic designing for local and even big companies.

Sell your arts and crafts on Etsy:

More than often we are so good at something and we never ever think about commercializing or marketing our talent. I have come across so many people who are great with their hands and can create remarkable pieces of art.

The end product does not need to be big or majestic rather anything and any size is appreciable and good enough as long as it is created with love and originality.

Etsy is a platform that is dedicated to products of arts and crafts. So if you are a home painter, can create handmade and beautiful pieces of rings, bracelets or other jewels and can design and make furniture or have any other handmade creations to sell; Etsy is the place for you. You need very little investment with this venture and can advertise your products online.

This is a great platform for you to market your products and reach out to an audience that you would never have gotten access to. So put your talents to use and make it big. No work is small enough, so if you are great at designing children’s worksheets, birthday décor, giveaway boxes, creating paintings and frames or in a NUTSHELL great at ANYTHING, go for it!

Become an Instagram influencer:

Becoming an Instagram influencer might put your creative side to test or might get you a little busy attending meetings and planning and arranging effective content. But once you make it big and by big, I mean you gather a considerable amount of a following and have people who actually listen to you.

You can then easily, sell products, services, and even startups to an audience that is willing to listen to you and trust you with your word.

The brands or companies that you will be promoting are willing to pay good amount of money. They understand that in the current time and age, no platform is more powerful than social media with respect to marketing and advertising.

I agree that with the large influx of people trying to be an Instagram influencer, becoming a successful one is becoming more and more difficult. But if you remain consistent, keep on churning out quality content, know how to take great photos and keep your feed impressive, attractive and appealing, then no one can stop you from becoming one and earn some moneyyy!

Rent your room or home on Airbnb:

This is a comparatively new way of making money online but the trend and pattern have gained massive acclaim. Renting your spare room and spare house on Airbnb is a great way to earn money.

You make your place available for people and if someone wants to rent it for a day or even longer period of time; you get to earn money just like a hotel.

This is also a great way of meeting new people and socializing or not if you don’t want to. However, this way of making money needs you to move around a little bit and is not entirely online.

Sure you get your customers online but whenever you are expecting guests, you need to clean the space and also stock food and other essentials (if that was part of the deal). But luckily, if you own a place that is crowded with visitors and tourists who are always on the lookout for good place to stay, you can make really good money.

Become a Virtual Assistant:

If you are good at organizing stuff and introducing structure to daily activities, then this option is great for you. There are numerous people online who are either too busy to clumsy to remember when they are supposed to do what and how can they organize their days better.

You can help them by organizing their days, routines, business activities and life in general and they will pay you in return. You will be performing all the duties, a physically present assistant performs but through the luxury of working from home.

You can be required to do anything from bookkeeping, research, database entries, travel bookings to managing emails but this can also be a great way for you to build social ties professionally. This networking can surely pay off in the long run on professional grounds and right now on financial grounds.

Help people with their tax prep:

Believe it or not, there are a number of people who find it hard at the end of the year to make the numbers meet and file their tax returns. This is where you come in handy. Even if you are no tax specialist, there are online courses that train you in less than 10 weeks. After you have the certification, get to work, help people and earn money.

Be a tour guide:

There are so many people who visit our part of the world during their holidays and are looking for an inexpensive tour guide. Someone who knows the place well and can tell them about the place, its history, heritage and places to visit. SO if you are native to a place and have some free time, be a tour guide.

Do data entry for companies:

If you have a good typing speed and some spare time on your hands, go for it! There are so many companies online who are looking out for smart workers with good typing speed who can add in data carefully and quickly. This is a no brainer kind of a job with good chances of good money. So try your lu

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