9 Best Ways To Earn Money Online: Legit Ideas Which Work!

Money is the basic requirement of any human being. And I am sure you landed on this post to know how to earn money online and probably might have already tried a few.

Didn’t worked? Or maybe wasn’t interesting. No worries, there are plenty of ways to earn money online.

Just as every cup cannot fit in the same saucer, probably what you have tried was not for you.

Some of them just don’t work and I am saying it after experiencing. After going through such downs, anyone could have some misconceptions that one could not make money online. But, that isn’t true!

'Online is full of money-making opportunities, but yes all are not worth trying'' Click To Tweet

Here we are going to share a few good ones, which actually works efficiently.

Few have been tried by me and friends as well according to the individual interests and working like a charm.

These will give you a decent outcome if you do it in the right way. But I would recommend, don’t do something which you are not interested in at all.

As you won’t find it interesting and resulting you might quit sooner or later, so it would be a complete wastage of your valuable time. And that is a huge investment we can make anywhere.

Well said by Benjamin Franklin - 'Time is money'Click To Tweet

Everyone is good at something, so we are listing a few options below, and I am sure you could definitely find one of them which suits according to your set of skills and do for a long time wholeheartedly.

Let us get into this and take a closer look at all the options.

Best Ways To Earn Money Online

Plenty of options exist to make money online with ease, but certainly, patience and strategy required, let’s us walk through one by one and choose the best fit for you.

1. Blogging


Blogging is awesome! If you like to write stories or poems, How To Guides, Travelling, cooking, in fact, anything which you are best at.

You can create a blog, and it’s absolutely free by using,

Best Blogging Platforms

There are plenty of blogging platforms, where you can get started, here are few I found the best. These are free and paid, I recommend creating a professional blog.

1. WordPress.org (You need to spend just a few bucks on domain and hosting) – Here is how you can start your own blog at one of the finest blogging platform WordPress.

Some Free Alternatives but limited,

2. WordPress.com – It’s a free platform by WordPress, but the options are quite limited unlike the above mentioned wordpress.org which most of the professionals favorite.

3. Wix.com – Easy to create a website on Wix, but some challenges you can face by performing the SEO on it. Perfectly suitable for hobby bloggers.

4. Blogger.com – Blogger is also known as blogspot.com. It is basically Google’s product but with basic limitations. Lack of themes to make your blog beautiful. And less control on your own blog. As in any case, google penalizes it, then the whole blog will be removed.

5. Tumblr – Tumblr is a fantastic platform for graphics bloggers. The people who love to create images, videos, memes, etc or want to brand themselves there,

6. Medium – Medium is one of the platforms which is perfectly suitable for the writers. It has a clean interface. But you can not monetize your blog.

If you want to recommend one, then I would say go with WordPress.org and create a blog with full control.

If you want to create a professional blog you must use WordPress. Create a blog on free blogging sites to try it on and when you get some idea of it.. then think about paid sites subsequently.

We need to make sure one thing that the content has high quality and unique. Only if the content is good enough people will like to read it and will see ads on the blog.

We have to link the blog with Adsense to get paid a commission for the views and clicks on the advertisement banner we put on our blog.

2. Domain Flipping

Earn money by domain buying and selling is being very popular, as the efforts are minimal.

Anyone can do that apart from working on their regular jobs.

It is just like being investing in a business and earning while doing the rest of the activities. All you have to do it buy domains and put it into the auction.

Though some expenses involved in buying domain names. But it’s quite affordable for anyone.

There are plenty of websites where we can buy domain names at an affordable price like,

Domain Registrars (my recommendations)
1. GoDaddy
2. NameCheap

Where we can easily buy domain names with minimum investment. In some cases, you have to spend more on the expired domains, but those can be easily sold on the higher price as those domains are old so it will be having enough authority known as DA(Domain Authority).

It takes just a few minutes to purchase a domain. And you will be the owner of it (minimum for a year).

Though there are some risks involved in it, as there is no guarantee that someone likes to purchase the domain name which you have parked for selling. But, here your skills come into the picture.

Pro Tip: always buy a domain name, which others could be interested in buying.

So while purchasing a domain, you should have the intent of a businessman.

For Instance – facebook.com, just assume if you had bought this domain earlier. What could be the profit one could be made already. As such companies could be ready to pay any price to get that domain.

For your information, facebook*com has bought the domain from someone for a very higher price.

Take a glance, how much domain flipping could be profitable for you.

domain flipping
Image source: Temok – Domain Flipping

Here is the article create earlier at QC of some domains which sold at high prices.

If you have gone through that list, just assume what a huge profit the seller made already out of it. Apparently, some risk will always be involved in earning some money.

You should select a domain name that should be trendy, new, simple, short so that you can get buyers easily for it.

Here some creative skills required while thinking of a good and exciting domain name. We can get some ideas by browsing the internet.

Just type domain name ideas and you would be able to see a few websites which can suggest a domain name if you are about to purchase the new domains.

There are chances that the good names have already been registered. But still, there would be a lot of domains that might not.

Stay focused and select the unique domain name. Or go for the expired domains as well, would be easy to sell, as mentioned above it will be having authority.

But, yes you might need to pay more to grab it comparatively buying the new ones.

3. Start Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is also very popular. We can put Affiliate links or banners on our website or blog. This is the click-based income generator.

If someone clicks on the link which has an affiliate link with it and eventually purchases something you will get some commission out of it.

Sounds great, isn’t it?

Yes, the investment here is almost nothing. Only your time would be your investment.

This is How an Affiliate Marketing Works

Affiliate Marketing

You need to have a website or a blog in most of the cases to create a brand around it. Moreover, it is strongly recommended to have our own domain name, which we can get quite quickly with a very tiny investment. And all you need to do is start driving good quality traffic to your blog.

Don’t Rush! It is very obvious that to get some traffic it will take some time. Meanwhile, you have to start creating a brand around and have a loyal community.

And what else you can monetize the traffic on your site. We can partner with websites such as,

4. Freelancing

Millions of people are earning money using their talent becoming a freelancer even being in their regular jobs.


Photographer, Writers, Digital Marketer, Video Editor, translators. There are several options to make money as a freelancer, There are plenty of sites where you can get into to find work

  • Freelancer
  • Upwork
  • Fiverr and more.
  • These kinds of sites will help out to make money in your free time.

Sign up procedures are free on these sites and require no investment at all. But, Goodwill is quite necessary for these sites to get enough work. You can probably create a portfolio website for yourself and store all the past awesome works to getting work instantly.

Goodwill for a business is built by good goods, service, and truthful advertising. - E.R.WaiteClick To Tweet

Delivering the work on time makes the client feel jubilant which results in good ratings and positive comments on our profile. Goodwill will not come overnight.

So initially, we have to keep the price a bit low to get enough work and create a good standard for your profile, as we don’t have a good rating and experience yet.

As we kept on deliver good work and receive good reviews and ratings from the clients which result in the popularity of to increase in such platforms.

When you realize that you have already created a decent reputation in the field, then we can start quoting higher for the next projects.

And the client will pay happily paying you after looking at the ratings and reviews you get from the earlier clients.

5. Write an E-Book

Most of the folks have a hobby of writing stories, poems, etc. If that is the case, then the written content can we self-published as an e-book and sold it online.

E book

These writing skills can make a real profit for us. If you don’t believe it, give a try. Most of the writers are earning through it. In fact, we don’t have to make a lot of investment to do so.

Not only that even case studies, but educational ebooks are also highly in demand.

Write about your achievements in detail make people learn and earn from it. Humans are keen to learn new strategies and implement those to make their living much comfortable.

If you are looking for giving a try for free, then start writing with MS-Word and convert that file online into PDF an e-book will be ready in a few minutes.

Publishing e-book on sites like Amazon makes the process more quick and easy. Nowadays writers usually give their first e-book free online so that could reach out to all the readers.

And to get a lot of downloads and good reviews, once they get good reviews on Amazon they won’t be providing it for free from the next time.

The readers gain some confidence in the author, and they do not hesitate to buy the e-book going forward. This is one of the great advertising skills.

6. Selling Goods Online

ecommerce selling goods online

We can sell products online, whether its old are new ones on some e-commerce websites like Amazon, eBay, Flipkart, Snapdeal, etc. are popular amongst all in India, where you can be the seller. Although, if you can start your own e-commerce store as well with no time.

And if you want to use the above platforms itself, then for selling goods, you need to register as a seller on these online marketplaces. You need to complete the verification process to register as a seller.

If you are selling old goods, then there would not be any investment. However, if you are Selling New goods might have to invest some money to purchase the goods.

But now the question arises in your mind is why someone will purchase goods from you 0online, leaving the rest?

The buyers should be attracted to the products which you are selling online. To do so, you need to market it well.

Advertisements, Correct pricing tag will be crucial, every buyer would like to save some money even buying a quality product. And eventually, if the service was helpful to the buyers, they will end-up leaving good reviews hence sales increase.

e commerce reviews

It might take some time to get a good rating and good reviews from the customers. Patience will be the key here. Advertising our products on other websites will enhance our sales.

Millions of people are selling goods on such e-commerce sites daily and earn enough money legally, we are not the only one who is thinking of the same.


Businesses can set up a private label to give an extra layer of service. A private label dropshipper creates as well as fulfils and sends products.

A product that is sold by one firm but made and distributed by another is known as a private label. In other words, the dropshipper manufactures and distributes the product, but it does so under the label or brand of another company.

Private label drop shipping supplements allow a company to have more control over the final product. When all of these operations take place in one location, production quality and marketing can be more fluidly connected, and overall quality can be closely maintained by the company.

Dropshipping allows companies to sell a wide range of products. Because dropship supplements are based on client orders, a company can stock popular and generic items while still developing and investing in unique products. As a result, the company may add value to its consumers while also expanding its customer base.

Additionally, dropshippers can help firms design labels and packaging that are consistent with their brand. From basic clear bottles to blister cards, SMP Nutra has a wide range of vitamin packaging options. Businesses can also engage with SMP Nutra’s graphic designers to build a label that meets industry standards while also catching the attention of customers.

7. Click Photos and Sell

Selling photos online is also quite popular these days. A lot of us have a hobby of taking photographs, then why not to earn some money from it, Let it be our profession too. Sounds Goods, here is the article which could help you in this regard.


If we are able to take good pictures, then we can sell them online at sites such as Shutter Stock, GraphicStock, istockphoto, etc.

If we talk about the investment, all we need is a camera that can take HD (High Definition) photos, having DSLR cameras are being too common these days.

We can upload our photos from the picture library and monetize our image library, this doesn’t take too much time. Steps are quite easy. Once we register at the above sites, we can understand it quite easily.

There are plenty of people who like to buy the photographs to laminate it and decorate it on their wall.

And many more purposes are there to buy. So we can get a buyer easily if the pictures are good enough. Listing photos on reputed sites can make a good income out of it.

8. Online Tuitions

Sharing our knowledge could make good money for us.

online tutions

We all are good at something, So why not that knowledge to be a medium of the profit and earn while being at home. Just required a computer with a webcam, with the help of a few software’s you can teach online,

These are not expensive at all, spending a few bucks gives you all the features of the software. Skype or yahoo messenger can also be a great option if you are looking for a free one.

I personally recommend Skype.

It is incredibly easy to set them up, and you can start taking online tuition in a short time.

And earning good and decent money. Teaching like painting, yoga, guitarists, fitness training and much more…. whatever we are good at.

People love to take online tuition as they hesitate going out after being too busy with the schedules.

9. Upload Videos on YouTube

Creating and uploading videos on YouTube can make some money.

Videos should contain some unique content and be interesting too so that it can attract the viewers. Like if you sing well then record videos of your own.

Become a Youtuber

Tutorials and solving some technical issues videos are also being very popular on YouTube.

Note: Still thinking about what needs to choose, we have a bunch of Youtube video options that can go viral.

Link them with Google Adsense once we get enough viewers and make money from the uploaded videos for each and every view.

We can record the video from your video camera. mobile phones or computers. Making a slide show in the presentation document and converting them into videos later can also be a good way.

The video content should be edited properly so that the viewers find it interesting.

We can do that online or offline, there are plenty of free tools available for doing the same.

We have to keep some patience after uploading videos to get enough views or traffic.

Some people become stars overnight, while for others it can take some time. But good content is always appreciated by people.

Please share which option excites your more or the one is already working for you. But, yeah all are worth trying. Speak your mind comment section below, as you can encourage some other readers as well to make Make online.

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46 thoughts on “9 Best Ways To Earn Money Online: Legit Ideas Which Work!”

  1. After Covid 19, every one searching for make good amount of money online and you give the right solution for them. Great content you give to us. Thanks for that.

  2. Hello Navin,

    Making money online is not an easy task. You need to dedicate your time and work smart.

    Thank you for sharing these legitimate ways to make money online. I just started domaining a few months back. Let me see how it goes.

  3. Thanks for sharing this amazing post! Yes, these business ideas are really in trend and have lots of opportunities to make money easily in the current market.

  4. Hi Navin

    This is really a great list of making money online.

    I have been making money from freelancing, recently started blogging.

    Using some affiliate products as well.

    I will definitely give a try to others as well especially ebooks.


  5. Hey Navin,
    This is really worth reading.
    I surely like the way how you explain everything in detail and share your knowledge about making money online.
    The online world is really vast and we have endless opportunities for making money.
    Great informative post
    sharing the love with great gratitude

  6. I visited Your Blog And Loading time is awesome,I had started New Blog 15 days ago.

    I really motivated by reading some posts from Your Blog and wants to implement it on my blog also.and Good work of knowledge sharing.

    People as like me learn lots of things from blogs as like this.

    Thanks For sharing such a good information

  7. Hey Navin,

    I hope you are doing well.

    This guide truly inspires the people who are planning to start the online hustle. So simple, yet detailed one. Affiliate marketing works great once we start blogging. Plus, the skills we achieve through blogging can help us further to add more online income streams like Ebooks, freelancing, consulting services, etc.

    Constant learning, research, and patience are key factors to grow online. Happy Sunday!

    • Nothing could be better if you have both. It’s better for branding and even in several ways. But, if you have to make one choice. Choose you are most comfortable with.

  8. Props to the questioncage’s team, I really liked this article.
    Affiliate marketing is definitely my most recommended strategy to make money online, especially if you want to earn passive income.
    As you said, it does take time and effort to bring traffic to your blog but it’s worth it. Not because of the money but because you’re able to genuinely help people through your content (and get a commission for it 😉 ).

  9. Hi Navin,
    These are incredible ways to make money online for any serious person. I love the idea of making money from your blog because it offers you many opportunities. You can monetize with affiliate marketing, sell digital products of your own, and other money-making tactics you can conveniently execute from your blog.
    Thank you for sharing.

  10. Hey Navin Rao,

    Great post with great money earning tips. I really like the post and the tips that you have provided. As this post will be helpful for those who are looking for an online money earning.

    Blogging is one of a great and effective way to earn income. The list of blogging plat form provided by you are great.

    wordpress is an amazing platform for writing blogs, whereas tumblr is good platform for creating images and videos. Doing Domain flipping by buying and selling the domains is
    also a good way to earn money.

    Affiliate marketing has become one of a great source to earn commission just by selling the products.

    Freelancing work also works well, whereas fiverr is an amazing platform where a user can create contents and do several other tasks.

    Clicking photos and sell is also a nice option for those who are more passionate about taking photograph. Online tution will helps a lot.

    Uploading attractive videos on Youtube is also an excellent source to earn online money. But the video must be attractive and contain unique contents in it.

    Your all the suggested tips are helpful and effective but i truly like an idea of uploading videos on Youtube, Blogging and freelancing works.

    Really helpful post for online money job seekers and thanks for sharing.

  11. Hi Naveed, as always it is a nice helpful article.

    But found one thing is outdated. You have mentioned that you can’t monetize Medium. But you can earn huge amount of money from Medium Partner Program. I have seen checks like $4k – $5k. But the thing is, one has to be really good at writing. Otherwise it is not so much helpful. The standard is very high there.

  12. I can say Navin that nothing beats blogging! Why? We set up unlimited income streams through blogging. Re-pricing all my 126 eBooks as I write. Plus I have 15 more blogging income streams. How awesome. Fabulous post brother.

    • Absolutely right Ryan. Through blogging, we can open up for various income streams and make most of it. Domain Flipping too is one of the coolest options, make passive money without working a lot. It’s worth trying.

    • It completely relies on the individuals. How much time you have, which you find more interesting blogging or creating videos. But, I see doing most of the people are doing both simultaneously and growing well. But, do it if you think you can spend good time creating both and promoting too. Good Luck!

      I preferred blogging as I like to write but soon will jump into creating videos as well. Both come with great monetization options.

  13. Making money online isn’t easy especially if one is not willing to sweat out like hell. Most people think they will make a blog and money will start flowing but they are dead wrong.

    This is not online money making works you need a plan and consistency.

    Thanks for sharing such a beautiful post.

  14. Hi Navin,

    Earning money online is easy what people are thinking nowadays but they also forget that it is not that easy, you have to sweat out to make money online.

    However, all the methods of making money online you have mentioned are great but still, they ask for your time.

    • Hi Ravi,

      Yeah, that is where things goes wrong, just looking at other folks earnings, people rush into and think the money will flow automatically. It’s important to spend some time in learning and know how exactly this works. I agree, Patience would be the key, nothing happens overnight. have a great day!

  15. Awesome post, Navin! I’ve been a freelancer for the past four years but the grind of working for other people catches up to me something. I’m looking forward to doing affiliate marketing and flip domains soon once I have the time. Your section about affiliate marketing is very helpful! Keep it up.

  16. Hi Navin,

    Great write up! I agree with all your money making suggestions – and of course, blogging is the number one in them.

    However, domain flipping is also great way to make some serious money and now a days people are investing their time in domain mining.

    I hope you would write a detailed guide about domain mining.

    – Sunny

  17. Hey Navin,

    Great post Bro! I love the way you presented the idea of making money online. You have mentioned some of the best possible ways to earn some extra bucks do right.

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful post.

  18. These are the good source for blogging, but I usually used email marketing because I can easily sell and exchange products and links to the website. I do guest blogging and link exchange.

  19. Hello Navin,
    You have mentioned about domain flipping that is the awesome job. Recently I sold my 3 domain on Sedo. But selling the domain on Sedo is not easy.
    You can also add insurance.com and carloan.com.
    I would like to know about Affiliate Marketing can you please provide me some information about that.

    • Hello Niraj,

      Glad to know you are already into domain flipping. Sure more relevant articles on Affiliate Marketing are coming. You can subscribe to be get notified. Have a great day!

  20. Hello Navin,

    Awesome Post and These are some of the best and passive way to earn money online. Beside Blogging, I am also active in Domain flipping and have sell domains for some good prices in Godaddy Auctions.

    All you have to choose the right domain and it will work as your online real estate. Thanks again for sharing this brilliant money making ideas.

    • Hello Vishwajeet,

      That sounds great, you have already into the domain business. Certainly there is a lot of profit with very less effort in that. Flippa is a great platform to do so.

  21. For many people making money online will be a dream waiting for coming true.

    The majority of the online revenue strategies are not complicated and like any business ventures, this online business also takes some time to grow and get some income. All we need is to devote the time and energy and need to make our journey slow at the starting stage


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