11 Ways to Make Money Online 2020

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Make money online has become the top way to earn extra cash for those unexpected bills or seemly vacation money. People who make money online even make it their full-time job, because with time and dedication you can be successful.

There are some people who make the mistake of following for getting rich quick scams and hope you can avoid these mistakes.  Therefore, I have put together this list about common ways to earn money online.  After reading this list hope you can come to a decision on which opportunity is right for you.

Publisher on Amazon Kindle

If you believe you are a good writer or wanting to make money as a publisher, then explore kindle publishing.  There are lots of people who are making money from Kindle Publishing and you can too. The best part about Kindle Publishing is that you choose your own schedule when to write.  You can non-fiction or fiction, short stories or full novel books and some even publish articles.  Kindle publishing connects you with target readers and perfect for anyone who wants to publish their work independently.


Earning money from blogging is very simple. Create your blog, write good quality content, monetize it with the use of many monetization methods like affiliate marketing, direct advertising or third-party advertising. Some other books or bloggers recommend you outsource the content through freelance writers instead of writing the content yourself, but this cost money. I recommend starting out by rough drafting your content and get a friend or family member to read make suggestions before publishing to save on starting cost.

Domain Flipping

There are three ways of domain flipping, first is to build a website from scratch and then sell for a huge profit margin, the second way is to purchase already built websites and markup to resell without changing anything on the site, third buy a website and make improvements and then resell. This can be very profitable if you know how to select domains that in return can be sold for huge profits.

Virtual Assistant

There are lots of people around the world making a decent income online as a virtual assistant and you can too if have determination. A virtual assistant can be to read emails for businesses and reply to them in a professional manner or you can be performing tasks like creating graphs or presentations. You can also manage social media accounts, like replying to feedback comments concerning the company services or products.

Affiliate Marketer

An affiliate marketer is very simple, which you signup with a company as an affiliate then promote the services or products.  Every time someone clicks on your affiliate links and purchases the product or service you earn commission set by the company.  For instance, say you promoted and sold product for $100 with a commission rate of 10% that is $10 you have made. There is no limit to the products you choose to promote can be multiple products.

Sell your own products

If you have new or used items around, you can sell these online to make a profit.  This can be very profitable online by setting your own prices instead of losing money at flea markets or yard sales.


Dropshipping is another simple method of making money online and thousands of people are doing this around the world. You just simply set up an eCommerce website where you list the products for sale and these products are not your own, but you make it look like they are your own products listed. You just make a deal with a company supplier and they will ship the product to your customer without you touching the product. Dropshipping you will not need to have overhead charges like buying in bulk to have inventory on hand within very limited space.

Learn more about DropShipping from the previous article “What is DropShipping & How Does It Work‘.

Online Courses

There is a huge market online for courses on teaching different things. It does not matter what kind of course it is, there will always be someone looking to learn how to do things.  The how too courses can be how to operate Roku streaming stick, publishing or creating a book, how to write school papers, how to be successful affiliate marker, how to operate electronic devices and so forth.  An example of this is Kyle & Carson with Wealthy Affiliate that is a platform with courses teaching you how to start your own online business.

Design an Application

It is a very common practice of people designing their own apps and then selling subscriptions for users to use. There are app creators that become millionaires within a year through simple applications that proven to be successful online to help others. If you have a cool idea for an app and have programming skills that can be used in app development, then this might be a perfect start for you to earn from your talent.  Mobile apps are in high demand and keep changing every year to stay in demand with new technology developments.

Online Consultant

An online consultant can be anything you are good at.  Maybe you are good at Photoshopping, making Facebook pages that stand out or experience at social media marketing just to name a few. If you have skills in something you can offer your skills as an online consultant. This is a great method to earn money online because anyone around the world can become your client and you set your price.


You can earn money for taking online surveys, but it is very low amounts. With online survey taking you can even get paid to try new products before they hit the market.  Most of the survey sites award you points to trade in for gift cards at your favorite merchants. There will be days where you be invited to take multiple surveys and some days none. I recommend taking surveys along with another choice of making money online such as affiliate marketing where you can invite others to join survey sites through your affiliate links.

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Now that I have provided 11 ways to make money online will leave the decision on which path you would like to choose up to you.  However, if you are brand new to the online web and making money online aspect, I recommend starting out with Affiliate Marketing and Surveys.

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The internet have provide billions of people around the globe with the opportunities needed to be more affluent apart from their own daily job.
Making money online this year will take a different twist as people are getting involved more and more as the day rolls by and people re becoming more aware of the benefits derived from online businesses.
Janette, you are highly commended for this.


Hello, I really want to first appreciate your effort in putting this great website together and writing this article. i have come across some of the ways to make money online. some are easier said than done, some really time consuming but i love the explicit details you have given for each method.


I found your article very useful and informative.I have learnt a lot from your post .

There are so many ways to make money online but affiliate marketing and blogging  is one of my favourite. Selling your own products is also a profitable business.

  Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing this great article on 11 ways to make money online.


Thank you for this information! I have looked into Amazon Kindle for publishing, and plan on publishing a book within the year.  There are so many ways that a person can make some money online.  As you said, if you put in some hard work and determination a side job can turn into a full-time job.  It is amazing how the world has changed.  I would love to learn more about the market affiliate program.  There are a lot out there and Wealthy Affiliate seems like it provides a lot.  I will definitely do some research and check it out.  Thanks again for this post!


I have to say that you have done an exquisite job of listing out the various ways to make money online. I was at a job I didn’t particularly like for 3 years up to the point I got fed up and decided to leave. The idea that was always on my mind was to find a way to create an income source online. 

That is what I’ve been doing ever since. You might not understand how important it is to me that i found this post.

Of the eleven methods you listed, I’m more fascinated by the idea of making money through a blog. I hope you can be kind enough to explain in more details the things i need to get started right away.

Thanks once more.


Hi Jannette,

Excellent article, I really enjoyed the reading!

I was looking for a way to make money from my comfortable house, and that’s how I landed on your website. 

I see there are a lot of ways to make money. I am more interested in affiliate marketing and blogging and maybe drop shipping. Just a question, please. What is more profitable, affiliate marketing, or drop shipping? 

Thank you for this useful post!


The internet have provide billions of people around the globe with the opportunities needed to be more affluent apart from their own daily job.
Making money online this year will take a different twist as people are getting involved more and more as the day rolls by and people re becoming more aware of the benefits derived from online businesses.
Janette, you are highly commended for this.


I immediately bookmarked your post when I saw your list. I believe you have one of the most comprehensive and unique list for making money online. This post will be a great resource. I subscribed to your newsletter as well. I think there are some suggestions here that I really want to investigate further such as drop shipping and online consultation as well as a few others.

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Hello there thanks for this awesome article it would be of great help to the public as it has been of help to me.i must say that you have done a great job on this article as it is very interesting and informative too and this systems of make money online would really help this year.thanks once again


Hi! I have been wanting a side hustle for some time and I thought that completing surveys was the only way. There is nothing more boring than that. I’m glad I came across your post. There are a couple of options here that I’ll try out. I’d like to publish on Amazon Kindle. And affiliate marketing also sounds interesting. Thank you very much for opening my eyes in this sense.

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