Online Money Earning Methods

In this article I’m going to discuss the top online money earning methods that anyone can do. I have done a fair few of these myself too. Buckle up and get yourself into money making mode!

Online Money Earning Methods

#1 – Ebay – Buying and selling using this clever technique.

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Using Advanced search on Ebay

When I started out looking to the internet as a means to making a living I began with the online auction site ebay. I was an avid bargain hunter and used to browse car boot sales and charity shops. I combined this hobby with selling things for a profit on ebay. I later learned how to use this tool: to unearth misspelled items listed on ebay which get far fewer views than they should.

By sifting through these bargains you can find the ones which are going for much less than their worth. Then, relist them with much better titles, descriptions and pictures to get far more views than a normal listing would. Hey presto, you’ve made a profit! There are several other ways to find bargains on ebay too. Take a look at my article how to start a profitable ebay business for more on this.

#2 – Ebay – Buying in bulk and selling through a single listing.

Here’s another way to use the monster auction site to earn an income. Buy in bulk from wholesalers such as and create a single listing for your item. Sell multiple items through a single listing. To find a suitable product to sell you can browse ebay itself and look for the top selling products for ideas. Choose a category and click on the “buy it now” button at the top of the listings. You can even see how many items have been sold by individual sellers.

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#3 Ebay – Join Ebay’s affiliate program and promote their website

Here’s another clever way to earn from ebay. Join their affiliate program and link to their website and various products through a website or blog. We will cover affiliate marketing later on in this article in more depth. You can also join Amazon’s affiliate program and direct website traffic to the site to earn commissions. This brings us to number 4:

#4 Start Your Own Blog

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Blogging can be a great way to earn money online. Ideally start with something you have a passion for and this means you can continue blogging for years to come and build up a following online. When you start getting regular visitors to your blog you can earn from it a couple of ways:

#5 Google’s Adsense ProgramGoogle’s Adsense program lets you place a number of adverts on your website so that when your visitors click on them you earn a small commission. Get enough website traffic and you can have a nice passive income. However, you need to build up a good amount of daily traffic before you will see any real amount of cash coming in. The other way to generate profit from a website or blog is through:

#6 Affiliate Marketing – Affiliate marketing lets you capitalise from other people’s products and experience. Simply join an affiliate program and promote other people’s products on your website or blog. You don’t have to have a website for affilaite marketing and you can simply send paid traffic to pre-made landing pages supplied by the affiliate company whose product you are selling.

Affiliates can earn up to 50% of the cost of various digital products online and there is no delivery, storage or customer service issues to deal with. Simply send traffic to other people’s products. Get started here. There’s several ways of doing affiliate marketing so I’m going to list each one separately included in this list.

#7 Affiliate Marketing – Paid Advertising

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Using paid advertising is the fastest way to earn from affiliate marketing. You will ideally need products which bring in multiple sources of income, rather than single sale items. These include digital products which also give you:

#8 High Ticket CommissionsHigh Ticket commissions let you recoup your advertising costs more quickly and so are perfect to use in conjunction with paid advertising.

#9 Up-Sell Products – Earn money even after you make the inital sale by choosing products to sell which include affiliate commissions for later sales. Ususally after you have referred a customer to a company you don’t receive any later commissions based on introducing a customer. Choosing the right products lets you earn for later sales closed by the affiliate company.

#10 Affiliate Marketing – Memberships - There are all kinds of affiliate products but selling membership products means you continue to earn even after you make the inital sale. You can earn a regular income from your previous sales with membership products.

#11 Paid Surveys

Other online money earning methods include paid surveys. If you don’t mind filling in forms and giving marketing companies your views then this could be for you. There are many paid survey websites such as,, and


This piece of software lets you install some browsing software on you computer. It then displays some sponsored results alongside the normal search results.  Search, shop and share your opinion to earn real cash rewards. You can also cash out at minimal amounts so you don’t have to build up your cash reserves. See how it works here.

#13 Work On not only offers the opportunity to work remotely from your computer but it also puts you in touch with a wealth of online experience to call on for things like copyrighting, ebook cover creation, marketing, link building and whole host of other useful skills. If you’re building your own internet business lets you find people to outsource work to and you can do it very cheaply.

#14 formally Odesk –

This is another freelance workers paradise. Upwork lets you bid for jobs and work remotely doing various things for people all around the world.

#15 YouTube –

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YouTube is another gem when it comes to online money earning methods. Some YouTubers can make a hefty sum if they build a following and create popular videos which take off. You can either join the Adsense program and put adverts on your videos or sell affiliate products to your viewers. Either way you will need to create many videos and they will need to catch on to build a following. In the unliely event that your single video goes viral, you could still find yourself doing very well, although YouTube traffic usually comes after a lot of hard work!

#16 Sell Your Photos Online

Sites like and let you upload your own photographic images to their website for royalty payments for any sales you make. The more photos you upload the greater your income potential will be. If you’re a budding photographer why not upload your images and earn money from their sale!

#17 Upload Your Designs For Cash

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Have you any designs or images which you have created or have the rights to. Perhaps you have an artistive flair? With this site: you can upload you images to be used on items like t-shirts and other merchandise. If your item makes a sale you earn a commission. The best thing is once you have uploaded your item there’s nothing else to do. Merchandise is created when a sale is made and delivered worldwide by the company.

#18 Self Publishing On Amazon

Do you have a hidden masterpiece which you’ve never had published? Or do you have an ebook? Why not turn it into profit by self publishing it on Amazon. If you have a skill or a hobby maybe you can turn it into a guide or manuel to help others. Anyone with a laptop can learn how to do this and you can upload your book using the straight forward step by step process.

#19 Buy and Sell Domain Names

Domain names can fetch some hefty amounts of cash and you can buy them for next to nothing from sites like, and The trick is to find cheap domain names for sale for a few dollars which have some hefty comercial value. Then list them on a site like to sell them on. You may have to sit on them for a while but if you make it a habit you could be in for a nice payday when someone buys it from you!

#20 Work as a freelance Clickworker

With clickworker you can choose which jobs you want to do and how much work to do. Work from anywhere from your laptop with an internet connection. It includes data processing type of jobs and surveys and other online work.

Website Earning Methods

There’s several website earning methods you can use to make money online. Both methods require getting website traffic which can be the main sticking point for online entrepreneurs. More on traffic later. The two main strategies are:

  1. Write a blog and use Google Adsense to earn through clicks of your adverts.
  2. Build a website and sell affiliate products through it.

Before we go into detail about these two website earning methods, let’s take a look at how we can generate website traffic to our website. You can of course use both these methods in conjunction with each other.

Website Earning Methods – Building Traffic

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There’s also two main methods of building traffic to your website:

  1. Create content and ‘rank it’ on Google
  2. Pay for ‘instant traffic’ with paid advertising.

Going back to the website earning methods, if you are making money with Google Adsense you will need to build your website up so it gets free traffic from the search engines. You will only make a tiny amount from each advert which is clicked so you can’t pay for traffic with this method. You also need to put in a lot of effort first before you see any financial reward because it takes a long time and a lot of content before you can earn even a small amount from Google’s Adsense program. Anyway, back to building traffic.

Creating Content

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Creating content is the ‘free’ way to earn visits from Google’s search engine. There are also the Yahoo, Ask and Bing search engines but the main one is Google. Writing content takes time and you need to write good, quality content for Google to rate it high enough to rank on the first page of Google. Short and competitive keywords are mostly very difficult to compete for on the first page so it’s wise to look for long chain keyword phrases in your business niche.

I say this is a ‘free’ method because it takes a lot of time and effort before you will see any tangible results. Your content needs to be good and you need to aim for the long tail keywords rather than the short two and three work keywords which get all the traffic. More on creating content and ranking your articles in my ebook Niche Blogging For Profit.

Linking To Your Blog

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There’s a lot more to building up your reputation online than simply blogging. You also should build connections with other websites in your industry. Having back links from good quality websites within your business niche denotes to Google that you are in good standing in your business community.

You can also pick up website traffic from building backlinks. You can comment on other people’s blogs, on website forums and even offer to do guest blogging for websites you like in exchange for a link back to your website.

Website Earning Methods – Paying For Traffic

Some website owners build up traffic by blogging first and only when they have a good amount of traffic do they start to pay for traffic. However, some successful affiliate marketers start out with only paid advertising and send traffic directly to landing pages. After people subscribe to the offer on the landing page they are then sent a series of emails with various affiliate products attached. With the right program and business model you can earn without even needing a website of your own. Simply sending the right traffic to landing pages and building an email list can be a good website earning method. But you do need the right products. Here’s why..

If you choose to go down the affiliate marketing route you will earn money for referring website traffic to other people’s products online.

Multiple Streams Of Income

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Ideally you should choose affiliate products which allow you to earn multiple streams of income. Selling a single product will only give you a single commission. Choose to sell products which offer:

  • High Ticket Commissions – This gives you a greater markup and lets you recoup advertising costs more easily than small value products.
  • Memberships – Sell items with memberships because it lets you earn regular commissions from previous sales.
  • Up-sells – Up-sells or larger value items which are sold later to existing customers still pay you a comission – even though the sales are closed by:
  • A built in sales team –  An after sales team closes sales on your behalf and you can capitalise on high ticket items which value up to $20,000 earning up to 40% commission.
  • Multi-Tier sales – Earn commissions on sales made by your team. This again creates more leverage in your business and you can generate residual commissions even years after your initial referrals.

As you can see, having all this in place in your online business means that using paid advertising is much more viable. If you tried to make money solely from Adsense (adverts on your website) and paid advertising you wouldn’t be able to recoup your spending.

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