Easy Ways to Earn Money Online by Sitting at Home

Easy Ways to Earn Money OnlineMoney is not everything but it’s still one of the most important thing today and will be for future. And being online, we have ample opportunity to earn money. Though, being a newbie, many of you might have wondered is online money real? Can people really make money by working online from Home? And believe it or not, there are many people who make a handsome earning out of working online and from home. Today, I’m going to share some of the easy ways to earn money online. The best part is, it’s not limited to certain age group, a 40 year old house wife, a 15 year old school kid or a retired person can always pick any of the options and start paying some of their bills by income he/she make by working online.

There are various work and earn from home opportunities available online and I’m sure many of you have come across advertisements like click on ads, form filling jobs and earn hand some income. I don’t say all of them happens to be a scam, but believe it most of them are. Half of the companies are like Hit and run and you will keep waiting for check to arrive at your door step.

There is nothing like Shortcut for money, but yes, there are some simple ways like you can sell your stuff online, fill survey forms and so on, which actually pays a good amount. Though, when you pick any of these websites, make sure you read complete review and feedback online about Payment, else you might be the another victim of an online scam.

Before, I will share these easy ways to earn from home, here is a story (Scam), which happened to one of my friend. He went for some festival and there was a guy sitting with a big board saying “Earn money fast” Simple and easy form and survey filling job and work & earn from home. Guy was convincing enough, and to accept the offer my friend had to give 2000 INR ($40) for registration in the program. Later on, he received some online surveys which he gladly filled and after a month, the communication channel (Email) was not reachable (Email bounced back). The guy who hired my friend was nowhere to be found, and what do you think? Who made the money in the process? Someone sure did? And my friend got nothing even after his work. So, this is just one story and there are many.

Reason for telling you this story is not to scare you, but to show you the reality. Believe on things, when you verify and coming from a reputed person or brand. Else, you might end up working for hours and in the end Pay check will never arrive your bank.

Regardless of what a lot of internet users believe, generating income online can be pleasurable. There is plenty of different ways available on the internet today to make money online.

Simple Easy Ways to Earn Money Online for Everyone:

Sale Stuff online :

Sell stuff online

How many times, do you visit sites like eBay, Amazon or similar type sites in a month? How many times, have you spotted antique, second-hand stuff on sale and that too for cheap price.

Well, online marketplace is one of the easiest way to earn money without sweating a bit. All you need to do is, find those stuff which you are not using any more. It could be anything, starting from your Cell-Phone, books, electronic appliances to a Pin used by your Grandmom.

All you need is a good marketing skills (Which is like writing sells pitch), take some good images and put your stuff online for sale. Check the price of related stuff and keep your price competitive. Try to maintain a brand of yours for longer run. You can also pick unused or outdated stuff from your friends or relative site and you can start selling them. Remember: Stuff which is not very useful for you, might be useful for many. Sometime, you end up getting good price for the same.

Register as a seller with eBay, Amazon or a similar type of online marketplace. Remember that you will require having besides a PayPal account or a bank account to sell your things online. The instant you register with a trustworthy online marketplace, proceed and record your belongings for sale. One more thing, that if you want your things to be sold quickly, then set such a price tag for that particular item that may sound reasonable and one can afford to buy it. Here is a guide which will help you to get started as a seller on eBay.

Set up an Online Blog

set up blog for money

If you like writing and you can express yourself or your expertise area in the form of writing, Blogging or freelance writing is a great option for you. How many of you have been reading about Blogger making money online and earn from Adsense. Blogging, is the best way to start. You can quickly create a free Blog on BlogSpot and create Adsense account and start making money. Blogging is not a rocket science and one of the simplest way to increase income and pay few of your bills.

Now remember that traffic converts in to payment so you’ll need a handsome amount of traffic to your blog. You can comment on other reputable blogs and can make links with other blog owners to divert some traffic to your blog. Next, paste Google ads on your blog or propose advertising space on your blog.

Online Paid Surveys

online surveys

This method is the most common amongst all! Now let me explain you how these online surveys work. There are survey companies that usually pay internet users for their opinion or views for famous products and services. A number of survey companies have send contestants free products or services to try out. If you are searching for an entertaining method to make money online, think about registering with a trustworthy survey company and go ahead!

Though before, you register for any online survey program, make sure you read TOS. As many program accept participants from specific countries like U.S or Canada and so on.

Though, I highly recommend to be careful or let it be the last way to earn money, as finding a good site which pays for surveys is tough and there are many scam involves with paid surveys.

FreeLance Writing:

I mentioned about Freelance writing above, but again I’m putting it here because it’s different from Blogging. If you have good writing skills, being a freelance writer, you can earn a decent amount and more over, you need not need to face the tech hassle which happens in maintaining a blog. Also, Blogging takes time to pay but with freelance writing you will be getting paid instantly upon completion of your work. You can always find people who are looking for freelance writers in your network or you can use online sites to find freelance writing work.

There are two ways you can pick: Expert writing or random topic writing. You can either write article based on your expertise, for example, if you are a network administrator in your company, you can always write detailed articles based on Network security and such articles get paid really high. Or simple way is, you will be given topics (Could be anything from sex to death), and you need to research and write an article from 300-1500 words. In the second level, you will be getting paid based on article length and also the quality.

If freelance writing options fits your requirement, you should consider reading how to promote freelance writing & Websites to start freelance writing career.

Forum Posting:

I’m not going to cover this topic in detail, as we have already covered one such topic in the past. Just a quick recap, forum posting is another interesting way to earn money. Though, the payout is not very high but again here you will be engaging with other users in a forum and commenting. This is something, which is meant for every age group and if you are quick with your computer skills, it’s can add a bit into your passive income. You can get more details about this from below mentioned post:

Video uploading on YouTube :

This is so far, one thing which everyone can do and make money. How many times, have you spotted advertisements on Youtube videos. Until, I got to know about money-making opportunities via YouTube, I never knew a normal user like you and me can earn income by Uploading videos on YouTube. It doesn’t have to be a technical video, it could be anything from funny to serious one.

Though, video needs to be original and you can upload videos on You tube and monetize it using Ad-sense. Here are some articles which will help you to get started.

In all the above options, I found monetizing YouTube videos to be the easiest and simplest way to earn passive income. You need not need to spend a lot or buy handy cam or any such gadgets, a good smart phone video recorder can do the magic. Just be ready to capture some crazy moment. Women who stays at home, they can consider starting a cookery video show or similar stuff. If you are good with Yoga, Exercise, you can create your own DIY videos and upload it on YouTube and enable ads on them.

There are endless opportunities and options which you can select and make easy money online. Try to stick to one for some time and see which works and which doesn’t works for you. One of the most common mistake which people do is, they try multiple options at one go, and in this process they never explore the power of one. For example, in this article I mentioned about Selling stuff, freelance writing which need a little bit of expertise. But stuff like Forum posting, YouTube videos and surveys are one of the simplest and easy ways to earn money online from home.

We will share some more cool ideas in the future, you can join us on Facebook to keep getting more updates and options to earn from home.

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COMMENTs ( 22 )

  1. says

    Nice post you have got in here. As far as my experience is concerned , I think we need to develop something that is popular or becomes popular either because of search engine traffic or digital marketing & the money will itself come in using various methods with time , like affiliate promotions e.t.c. Thanks again for this wonderful post.

  2. says

    Really excellent and useful post for me. Well freelance writing and setting up a blog are the most useful one’s in my opinion and one should be very careful while signing up for survey sites, as there are many scam involves with paid surveys. Thanks Gourav for this wonderful post :)

  3. keshav says

    More options for online money making.

    1. Online Coding for theme development
    2. Start your domain website ( Retail )
    3. Online business
    4. Domain sell online
    5. Start online education website

  4. Sara says

    freelance writing and setting up a blog are the most useful one’s in my opinion and one should be very careful while signing up for survey sites, as there are many scam involves with paid surveys. Thanks

  5. Aqib Shahzad says

    When we talk about making money online, the first idea will be through blogging. But at the start of blogging, making money is not easy. You have to hard work in order to gain money, the main factors that you need to target will be readers as well as traffic towards your blog. The more readers and traffic your blog will gain,you will be able to earn handsome revenue from your blog easily.

  6. Arnuld says

    Well, you won’t actually make money just by sitting ‘per se’ :D

    If you have the cash to burn then I’d say research more on PPC with smaller networks. Adwords will only eat up your budget the first day you launch your campaign. Learn to do landing pages, signup with Aweber, and get an account with a payment processor. There are lots of tutorials on the net on how to do these things.

    Happy hunting! Hope you earn really well before christmas!

  7. Nizam says

    Really excellent and useful post. Well freelance writing and setting up a blog are the most useful one’s in my opinion and one should be very careful while signing up for survey sites, as there are many scam involves with paid surveys. Thanks Gourav for this wonderful post :)

  8. Rajib Kumar says

    I have a blog and I am making money from blogging. But I recommended to use youtube to earn money from online. Youtube is easier to earn than blogging.

  9. presto says

    Thanks for the list,,,i tried my luck with selling as an affiliate but could not make any sale,,,,hope this would change….And free lance writing is not easy

  10. manoj says

    The Title is really misleading,,,,,there is no easy ways of making money online….selling something,ie lead generation is extremely difficult and amazon does not even pay well,,,and i dont think anyone can make money from paid surveys except those who own survey companies,,,,,,,
    The only easy money or massive money can come from Adsense if you have a large traffic and you enjoy posting on your blog……
    Going to office every day is easier way to make money ,,,,,,There are bloggers and online marketers earning a large amount but that requires much more effort,knowledge and dedication,,,,and if you are new to blogging it will at least take about a year to make your first considerable income……

  11. Neeraj says

    Nice post, In this article I learn two new things One is “Sale Stuff online ” and other is “Forum Posting”. But I thing sources like “freelancer” and “youtube video uploading” requires more work hard.

  12. R. Harry says

    Thanks a lot for this Great Tips, Can you define any truly working Adsense Montize Post for bloggers also !! It will also help to work in a Working way :)

  13. Rahul Malik says

    The Only thing which has worked for me is making niche blogs. I tried freelancing also but it did not proved to fruitful for me. The best part is you can spend your online income on anything which you want as oppose from the income that you earn from your day job.

  14. David says

    one thing that people should recognize is that making money online is hard work. thanks for sharing this post

  15. Pradeep Bhandari says

    Well the most good income can be made by a freelance writer or a blog owner having good traffic and reputation. Rest doesn’t worked well for me like forum posting as they pay in penny for each post which could be tough for a person to keep writing in a forum. But I haven’t tried any paid surveys yet will give a try to it. :)

  16. Jai says

    As a person who is leaned towards technology I suggest people to go with content writing, starting a blog, providing services at which a person is skilled.. Anyways awesome roundup and an eye-opening post…

  17. Kimi says

    Hi Gourav,

    Great post and always interesting to read anything “money” related :D

    It does sound great to earn anything in easy way, but I have a doubt, “how long will it last”

    This is why it’s so important that we have “something” else to back everything up.

    Keep up the good work!


  18. says

    Great post Gourav!

    Being a freelance writer, I couldn’t agree more about earning your living being a freelance writer, though it’s not all that easy to find clients :)

    I liked the other ways to earn money online from home, though free blogs like Blogspot don’t do as well as a pained one like WordPress, and I also heard that Blogspot is having problems in certain countries. I guess its better to go in for a paid blog than a free one.

    Thanks for sharing :)

  19. stargaterich says

    Over 90% online business go bust within the 1st two years and less than 80% break even if any. The statistic is very grim. I am sick of the same phrase being repeated over and over again that it is EASY to make money online. Okay, so even it is EASY to make money online the million dollar question is HOW MUCH is that easy method going to be and how sustainable is the business? I guess it is easy to start an online business, no doubt, the hard part is how to sustain and scale the business such that it can help you to replace your day job.