10 easy ways to make money online

March 21, 2018 3:01 AM

For many of us, money doesn’t grow on trees, and the idea of making a few pounds online from the comfort of your own home can seem very appealing. Unfortunately, many people are put off because they don’t know where to begin, or what they could even do. You might find it surprising how many of the skills you use in your current job or everyday life could be transferred to help make a little extra money online. If you’re interested in finding out some easy ways to make money online, then keep on reading.

Matched Betting

Don’t be put off by the word ‘betting’ and don’t worry, it’s totally legal. Matched betting may seem a bit contrived, but it is simply a betting technique where you can make money using the free bets that many online betting sites offer. If you are careful and educate yourself on how it works, it’s a method to make money that is practically risk free. You simply take advantage of the free bets offered by more than one betting sites, by betting for and against the same bet. This cancels out any risk, and you win either way!

Photo Editing

If you have some basic skills using Photoshop or some other type of image manipulation programme, you can make yourself a quick earner by picking up photo-editing gigs online. Oftentimes companies are looking for people online who offer slightly lower rates to do some basic touching up of the photos they want to put on their website. Many newlyweds also search online for someone to touch up and edit their wedding photos. If you know how to improve the lighting, remove blemishes and other basic photo editing techniques, you can easily make yourself some money by setting up a website and advertising yourself on websites such as peopleperhour or upwork.

Video Editing

Similar to photo editing, if you have some skills in video editing (or even better, video production) you can easily start making money online. Thousands of people worldwide are making short promotional videos, YouTube series or other video-based content that need someone with some technical expertise to edit them. Even if you’re unsure of your video editing skills, don’t worry, you can easily up your editing game by taking an online course offered on websites such as coursera or udemy.


Online gambling is a popular way to make money on the side partly because of the risk associated with it. Many people find that online gambling gives them a way to make money while also having fun, and if you find you’ve got a knack for it you may end up making much more than you expected. Professional online gambling could be the career path for you. The entire market is expected to increase to around 2.2. trillion U.S. dollars by 2021. Even in nations such as Germany where online gambling is somewhat of a complex topic firms retain a total of 14.2 billion euros after payouts. If you’ve got some spare change and you’re looking to make some money without having to sit bored and exasperated in front of your computer for hours on end, an online casino might just be the place for you to make your money.


Not many people think of writing when they consider trying to work online. However, it’s somewhat of an urban myth that it’s impossible to find writing jobs online. If you are willing to start from the bottom, doing basic copywriting and other forms of content writing jobs, you can easily make yourself a bit of extra cash. It might not be as glamourous as being a featured writer in Vogue, but it’ll definitely top up your bank account if you’ve got good grammar.

Selling Products

Have you got a knack for knitting, or a passion for graphic design? Maybe you like making illustrations or you can make gorgeous dresses from scratch. If you’ve got a hobby, why not make some money out of it? Thousands of people worldwide make money (or even a living) by selling products that they’ve made online on websites such as Etsy. If you know how to market yourself and you can make some genuine quality products, you may just be the next big online success.

Drop Shipping

Drop shipping is a term you may not have come across before unless you’ve researched how to make money online quite a bit. It’s a common, but not very well-known method of making money online. Drop shipping is a relatively simple concept. You set up an online store selling products to customers, but you never actually own or see the products themselves. Instead, when a customer orders a product from your store, you then order the same product straight from a third-party manufacturer and get them to send the product directly to the customer. You then profit by selling the product at a higher price than what you are buying it for. As a general rule, if you are buying products wholesale, you’ll be able to find them for pretty cheap, so this method can actually become very profitable if you do it correctly.


If you know how to code, you may just have the world at your feet. But even if you don’t, don’t worry. There are now many ways to learn to code online using websites such as Codecademy. Once you’ve learnt how to code, you now have an invaluable skill at your disposable and you can start earning a little extra cash by developing websites or even software for companies. A good place to start would be websites such as Freelancer or Upwork, which have hundreds of new jobs looking for code experts every day.


While it’s true that it may take you a while to get to a place where you are actually making a decent amount of money, blogging can be a very fun and profitable source of income. If you’ve got a talent for writing, lots of ideas and know how to engage a reader, you can easily start a blog using a website such as Wordpress and get going producing content. Once you’ve built up a following, you can start earning a passive income from people clicking ads on your blog, or directly by featuring sponsored posts on your blog.

Social Media Marketing

Social media marketing is a quickly growing sector; more and more businesses are turning to the internet to find a social media manager who can update their social media, produce engaging and exciting content, and work to increase their following. If this sounds like something you could do, then you could very quickly start earning online!

In conclusion, there are many ways you can make money online and these are just some of the most popular ones. There are so many skills that you can learn or teach yourself that can be used to make extra money, (or potentially even a living) that the possibilities are virtually endless.

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