Let’s get started – or 60 ways to make money online

But first things first. Although there are literally thousands of clever ways to make money online – like taking online surveys, to renting or selling your old clothes, flipping your iPhone to someone in a different country, and even buying low-cost products locally, just to resell them for a higher price on Amazon or eBay – there is not such a way like “Easy Money”.

Here’s the hard truth: The only ways to make money online in any lasting manner, involve putting in real time, effort, blood, sweat, and tears. Some business will fail, others will succeed, just like in any other business. But the point is that you need to work hard for your success.

Some online “gurus” want to promote their online courses and imply that you can become rich overnight. That’s just not the case. Save your money and try to find a niche that you feel comfortable with and stick to it!

So what ways are there to start?

I collected a list of  60 different ways to start an online business. I just want to outline here the main idea and over the next weeks and month, I will explain a bit in detail more about every method and also my own experiences with it. So stay tuned for more details and updates!

Here is the list of online business I want to explore:

  1. Start a blog
  2. Launch and Grow a Start-up
  3. Start an eCommerce Site and Sell Physical Products
  4. Start Online Coaching and Sell Your Advice
  5. Launch a YouTube Channel
  6. Join a Remote Company Part-Time (or Full-Time)
  7. Testing Websites
  8. Write and Sell an eBook (Amazon Self-Publishing)
  9. Join a Freelance Network (Like Upwork, or Fiverr)
  10. Email Marketing and Newsletters
  11. Sells Products on a Shopify Store
  12. Do Graphic Design for Local Companies
  13. Become an Influencer on Instagram
  14. Local Business Consulting
  15. Record a Podcast and Share Inspiring Stories
  16. Sell Stock Photos Online
  17. Share Your Opinion
  18. Narrate Audiobooks
  19. Start an Online T-Shirt Business
  20. Sell Your Expertise on Clarity.fm
  21. Answer Professional Questions on JustAnswer
  22. Teach English as a Virtual Tutor
  23. Sell Your Crafts and Art on Etsy
  24. Guest Post as a Freelance Writer for Niche Websites
  25. Transcribe Audio and Interviews
  26. Write Guest Posts as a Freelance Writer for Niche Websites
  27. Help People with Their Tax Prep
  28. Private Labelling and Selling Products on Amazon
  29. Proofread Articles
  30. Online Travel Consultant
  31. Clean Up Search Engines
  32. Write Reviews of the Places You’ve Been
  33. Help New Teachers by Selling Your Teaching Plan
  34. Sell Your Art and Designs on Society6
  35. Sell Your Old Smartphone and Other Tech Goods
  36. Sell Your Old Books
  37. Do Data Entry for Companies
  38. Become a Virtual Assistant
  39. Rent or Sell Your Clothes Online
  40. Become an Online News Writer or Columnist
  41. Get a Commission-Only Sales Gig
  42. Subcontract Your Extra Work and Start an Online Agency
  43. Do Virtual Odd Jobs on TaskRabbit
  44. Create DIY or Cooking Videos
  45. Build a Niche Website
  46. Edit Videos Online
  47. Write on Medium’s Partner Program
  48. Become a Contract Customer Service Representative
  49. Buy an Existing Website And Make Money With It
  50. Run Corporate Workshops
  51. Buy and Sell Domain Names
  52. Lend Your Voice to Voice-Overs
  53. Become an Online Notary
  54. Small Business Marketing Consultant
  55. Build and Sell Software
  56. Enter Online Contests for Company Names and Slogans
  57. Find Freelance Clients and Sell Your Services
  58. Create Online Courses to Productive Your Knowledge
  59. Become a web mystery shopper.

Many of the businesses I successfully tested already and I’m excited to show you step by step what I did and what worked and whatnot.

Others I have never tried myself and it will be fun to check them out.

Is there a particular business you want to read about first?  Or do you miss a specific business model that is not on the list?

Then please comment and I will include that in my future blogs. So stay tuned for an exciting journey! Sign up here to get the latest news and updates directly to your mailbox.