Well, on a broader perspective internet is more than Facebooking and downloading music and movies – You can make money off it too! The Internet is surrounded by ample opportunities to make a quick buck. By doing the right things, most importantly the things you’re good at, you can make easy money. Ultimately the amount of money you earn is dependent on the time and effort you put in. Here is a list of ways by which you can legitimately earn off the world wide web. Start Exploring!

1. Freelancing

Be a freelancer and start earning. Sites like eLance, Odesk, Freelancer provide an excellent platform for freelancers to take up projects as per their domain knowledge. Fields in which freelancing is common include: music, journalism, publishing, screenwriting, filmmaking, acting, photojournalism, editing, photography, event planning, event management, copy editing, proofreading, copywriting, computer programming, web design, graphic design, website development, consulting, video editing, video production, translating, illustrating etc.

2. OnlineĀ Advertising

Start a website or a blog and earn revenue by displaying ads. There are many online advertising networks which allow publishers to earn a decent amount of money, some of them are Google Adsense, Chitika, Buy Sell Ads, Infolinks etc. Well, you would need a decent amount of traffic on your site to actually start the penny flow.

3. Youtube Channel

Create your own Youtube channel and through youtube’s monetization program, monetize your videos. You can post cookery videos, educational videos, animated videos, product review videos etc. It ultimately depends upon your vivid imagination on what kind of videos you post. Click Here if you’re searching for some inspiration.

4. Sell your stuff Online

If you’re into creative stuff like artificial jewelry, handbags, handicrafts, paintings etc. then you can sell
your creations on Etsy, Artfire, Ebay etc. If you happen to be a T-shirt designer these sites can help you – Threadless, Zazzle and Cafepress. If you don’t want to sell your stuff on any third party site, you can create your own E-commerce site using services like Shopify or Squarespace.

5. Sell your books Online

If you’re a writer you can publish your books online at Amazon Kindle, Google Play Books or iBook. You can check other services like Smashwords and Bookbaby.

6. Teach online

Good at Teaching? Become an instructor and start earning. You can teach almost anything starting from coding, foreign languages, yoga, science and the list just goes on. Sites to visit are Skillshare, Udemy, Tutor, Instaedu and Tutorvista.

7. Sell your code

If you’re good at coding then you can sell your code on these websites – Codecanyon, Chupamobile, Binpress etc.

8. Sell your Designs

If you design logos, brochures, visiting cards, flyers, web design or anything else, you can sell them at Crowdspring, 99designs and Designcrowd.

9. Explore Mechanical Turk

Mechanical Turk is an amazon service which hosts a wide range of jobs starting from Data Entry jobs, Text transcripts, Research jobs, Data collection etc.

10. Be a Voice Narrator

If you have a good voice then you can become an audio narrator or a voice artist and sites like Umano, Voicebunny and Voice123 will help you earn money for it.

11. Sell your Music

If you make music, then you can sell your music at Amazon MP3, iTunes, Pandora or Spotify using services like Distrokid, Tunecore, Cdbaby and Loudr. Alternatively, you can directly sell your Music files on Audiojungle, Pond5 and Bandcamp.

12. Become an Affiliate

Become an affiliate on Online stores like Flipkart, Snapdeal, Amazon.in etc and earn commission on every sale. Use services like Viglink, Shareasale, CJ and Linkshare to know about other vendors and companies that offer affiliate programs.

14. Sell Old Stuffs

Sell off those things which you no longer use like old gadgets, toys, furniture, books etc on sites like OLX, Quikr.

15. Sell Websites/Domain

If you’re a talented web designer then you can sell off your websites at Flippa. Also, you can sell registered domains and earn a decent amount on marketplaces like Godaddy Auctions and Sedo.

16. Sell Photos

Sell photographs clicked by you on Creativemarket, Photodune, Istockphoto and Imgembed.

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