5 (Legitimate!) Ways To Make Money Online

5 (Legitimate!) Ways To Make Money Online

You’ve probably all seen the misleading articles online that promise to make you thousands!

You’ve probably (and correctly) dismissed them as spam. For that’s what most of them are. However, there really are ways to make money online.Although, it’s worth noting that most are not the get-rich-quick schemes they often seem.

Making money online is possible, but you’ll need to put a little effort in before you see any results. But, it could be just what you need to unlock a little extra cash at the end of the month.

Here are some real, and legitimate, options.

Create a content website

It’s now easier than ever to create and build your own website. It’s also easier than ever to monetise it, and create a steady stream of income. By building a content website, you can start to grow a large following by publishing articles.

This is the first step to making money. From here, you can start collecting emails, selling advertising space, or hosting affiliate links to other products. Alternatively, you can use this platform to sell your own products.

Learn more about monetising your content at


If youve got some skills up your sleeve, why not offer them out on a freelance basis. Most businesses are starting to open up their doors to contracted workers and freelancers. You can fulfil their temporary needs in just about any industry.

Freelance writers, for example, make a very comfortable living by working for a variety of clients across the web. You can do the same as a freelance graphic designer, website developer, or app creator. Figure out what skills you have to offer, and reach out to relevant companies.

Teaching and consulting

If you have a particularly strong background or experience in an industry, why not use that to your advantage? Set up a website, and offer your expertise in exchange for money.

You can start by posting simple tutorials and blogs about your industry. Grow a community of people who are interested in what you have to say, then start to charge for premium services.

Use more in-depth tutorials to entice people into paying for your time. You can even set up one-to-one coaching sessions or webinars.

YouTube videos

There is a new breed of celebrity and wealth creators online, and they’re all on YouTube! Some YouTubers are now making millions through their channels. And, it all started with a few simple uploads.

By creating a strong community of followers, you can monetise your channel with pre-roll adverts. You can also secure endorsements, sponsorships, and other opportunities to make money. If you’ve got a big following, in any capacity, there’s a way to monetise it!

Sell your stuff

Finally, use the internet to sell things around your house. eBay and Craigslist are one of the simplest and quickest ways to make a quick buck on the internet. It will also help you clean up and declutter your house!

Have you got any other great ideas for making money online? Let us know in the comment section.

Main Image Source

About author

Poppy loves personal finance almost as much as she loves her two cats, Tif and Taz.
    Related posts

    Three Ways Self-Employed People Can Use Data To Get Ahead


    7 Reasons Why You're Struggling To Get Your Side Hustle Off The Ground

    Careers & Employment

    How To Take Your Side Hustle Full Time

    Careers & EmploymentFreelancing

    Freelancing For Beginners: Getting Paid