Ways To Make Money Online in 2021

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These are the 73 best ways for anyone, regardless of experience, to start making money online in 2021. And make more money from it in your spare time then you do a full time job. 

You can filter through this list base on how much you want to make. 

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Starting your own online business is the #1 way to make money online. Anyone can start a business, here’s some ideas to get started.

Create a membership site

There are so many options when it comes to selling information product memberships -from monthly recipes to dating advice, teachers’ worksheets and more. All you need is a platform and an audience that is interested in your expertise and willing to pay each month to enjoy your content. 


Podcasts are the new radio talk shows. If you are an expert on a topic, you can host your own podcast where you talk about your topic of choice. Invite guests, dig into fun subjects and invite people to tune in. Make money from subscriptions or ad revenue.

Start a Marketing Agency

There are many new businesses cropping up daily, and they need to get the word out to people about their products and services. Offer consulting, branding, content writing and online marketing services for a fee. 


Dropshipping has exploded in popularity as one of the best ways to make money online. With this easy money-maker you simply list products on your site and have a wholesaler ship them to your customer when you make a sale. You don’t need to carry any inventory and you can make thousands of dollars each month.

Sell crafts on Etsy

If you are crafty, you can make money selling handicrafts on Etsy. Simply set up a store, add photos and descriptions of your products and start making money. You can sell everything from clothing to crafting supplies and wedding accessories, to name a few.

Sell private label items on Amazon

Many of the best sellers on Amazon are generic products that sellers have branded with their own label. To make money selling private label items, simply find a manufacturer of a product, slap your label on it and watch the money roll in. Some items sell better than others so it pays to research well.

Print on Demand 

Print on demand is popular with people who want a single copy of a written work. If you have written a book, a magazine or other publication, you can sell it online and print it as your customer orders it. This is an easy way to sell your work without costly inventory. 

Life Coach

Do friends come to you for life advice? You can make money with online life coaching. Guide people through career changes, relationship issues and money moves without ever leaving home. To become a life coach, you will often need a certification and a platform to find clients.

Online Personal Trainer

There is a huge demand for fitness experts, and if you’re good at coaching others in how to get in shape, you can start an online business. Offer anything from nutrition advice, custom exercise plans and more. Help people can enjoy their ideal bodies and you can enjoy unlimited income.


Social Media Influencer

Are you the expert on your subject? Do you have a huge social media following? Do people come to you for recommendations and advice? Brands will pay you to promote their products and get your followers onboard. This one takes a few months to build up but pays well.

Social Media Agency

Social media can do wonders for small businesses, but many owners don’t have the time to devote to it. You can make money posting Facebook statuses, Instagram pictures or creating Pinterest boards.


YouTube is the second most popular search engine in the world, and there are many people who are making a full-time living broadcasting on this platform. If you have an interesting topic, an engaging personality and some good video, you can develop a real following and some excellent income on YouTube.


Gamers can build an audience and make money on Twitch. This site, which allows people to watch gamers, get tips and play interactive games, is a social media site for everything gaming. It takes time to build up a following, but you can make a full time living by creating good content.

Develop an app 

Application development can be quite lucrative. If you have basic coding skills, you can develop an application and sell it on the app marketplace. You can make money with in-app purchases or by charging a fee to download.

 Develop a Software

If you have developed your own proprietary software, you can make money reselling it online. Create a database or a time tracking software or even educational games for students. There are many online marketplaces that will connect you with clients looking to buy. 

Graphic Design

Make money creating logos, infographics, laying out e-books or designing t-shirts. There are many businesses that can use good graphic design, and plenty of platforms for you to connect with potential clients. If you have a good portfolio, you can make money as a graphic designer.


There are hundreds of platforms like Upwork, Freelancer.com and Guru that connect freelancers to businesses that need their services.

Consulting with local businesses

Local businesses often need help with simple services like marketing, advertising and communication. You can help them to develop marketing plans, suggest photographers to help spruce up their websites or give them advice on attracting more customers. 

Sell your Web development services 

Almost every business needs a website, but many are too intimidated by the process to attempt to build their own. You can make money building and maintaining websites for small business owners. Advertise your services on popular freelance marketplace sites for top exposure. 

UX / Design expert 

Website owners want to ensure that their sites give users the best possible experience. UX designers create plans to transform websites and make them more user-friendly.


Freelance Writer

Great writers are always in demand, especially with the ongoing need for content on the Web. If you’re a subject matter expert consider writing for blogs and online publications. The sky’s the limit if you can write well.

Digital Copywriter 

There are billions of websites on the Web, and all of them need content. Business owners hire copywriters to craft compelling copy that will encourage customers to take action. Digital copywriters write e-learning modules, technical manuals and video scripts. 

Ebook Publisher

If you are a skilled writer, you can certainly make money as an online e-book publisher. You don’t need a huge office with a full staff of assistants to publish books. All you need is good content and a good editor and you’re good to go. 

Write for Medium or guest post 

If you have authority on a subject, you can make money as a guest poster. Many bloggers need regular content for their sites, and they will pay other writers to contribute a post or two. Simply find websites in your niche and check to see if they pay for guest posts. In addition, you can write for Medium and make money based on page traffic.


Start a nice little side hustle to bring in part time money online.

Micro Jobs

There are some jobs that are best done by humans, and for those mini tasks, business owners turn to Amazon’s Mechanical Turk. Mturks, as they are called, create image captions, look up an address or insert text into boxes. These tasks take only a few minutes and usually pay about $.50 or less. 


Fiverr is a micro-freelancing site that started with people offering various services for five dollars. While most of the gigs on the site start out at the five dollar price point, you can offer enhanced services for additional fees. Some people have gigs that cost as much a $500 on the site.

VA services

If you have experience as an administrative assistant, receptionist or secretary, you can find work as a virtual assistant. VAs perform administrative tasks for small businesses who don’t need full time staff. Create spreadsheets, set appointments and manage calendars and get paid.

Search the Web 

Companies want to know what users are doing on the Web, so they will pay you for conducting searches on the major search engines. Simply download the browser extension, conduct quick searches and watch the dollars come in. 

Remote Working

Many companies source customer service, technical support and assistant jobs from a completely remote workforce. Car rental agencies, cruise lines, roadside assistance and some financial services companies all hire work from home agents. 

Data Entry

Fast typists will love picking up data entry gigs for quick cash. With data entry, you may be typing mailing addresses into a spreadsheet or entering phone numbers collected at an event. 

Edit videos online

Video is a popular medium, and content creators want to produce excellent videos that will attract attention. If you have video editing software, you can make money creating stunning videos that get exposure.

Voiceover Specialist

With businesses frequently turning to video to sell their products and services, there is a need for voice actors. As a voice over actor, you will read scripts for commercial videos, on-hold recordings or e-learning applications. Some actors charge as much as $100 per hour for their work, so there is definitely money to be made here.

Review apps

There are so many apps on the market, people want to know they’re getting a good one before they invest their money in it. Companies will pay you use applications and write reviews. These usually only pay a few dollars per review but the money adds up quickly. 

User testing

Companies want to know if their websites are working the way they intended. You can make money testing these sites and reporting back to the owners. In most cases, you will need a webcam to do user testing work. For live testing, you may communicate in real time with the client using a microphone.

Get Paid To (GPT)

A simple search of the terms “get paid to” will deliver a wealth of opportunities to get paid doing tasks on the Web. Everything from waiting in line for tickets to running errands or planning a child’s birthday party.

Paid to Click

Advertisers want you to click on their ads, and PTC sites will pay you to view and click on ads that you enjoy. You can make up to $2 per click by registering for these sites and get paid daily.

Online Focus Groups

Your opinion matters, and there are many organizations and companies that will pay you for it. Online focus groups will pay you to test products, watch movie trailers or give your opinion on popular subjects.

Online Proofreader

If you are great at catching mistakes, you can find work as an online proofreader. This requires you to have an excellent command of the language and standard grammar rules. Although some require a degree in English or a related field, most will only ask that you take a short test to start taking work.

Teach English 

Teaching English online is an excellent way to make money from home. There are students all over the world who want to learn English or perfect their language skills. The main requirement to teach English is the TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) or TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certification. You can earn these online and start teaching immediately. 

Language Translations

If you are bilingual, you can make money as a translator. Translate a website from Spanish to Russian or translate short passages into Japanese. All that is required to make money translating is a native or fluent level of two languages.

Online Tutoring

There will always be a need for good tutors. If there is a subject that you are especially knowledgeable in, consider becoming an online tutor. You can work with students of all ages, from young children to adult learners. Most platforms require a degree in your subject of choice.

Sell teaching plans

Teachers always need good lessons, and it can be time consuming for them to create these lessons from scratch daily. You can make money selling your lesson plans online. The beauty of this is that you can create a few lessons and resell them again and again.

Transcription services

This is a great gig for a person who can type fast with accuracy and has a good listening ear. Transcriptionists listen to audio and type out what the speaker is saying. There are many sites that hire people to do this work from home and you can do it in your spare time. 

Tax prep services

Everyone needs their taxes done. While some people do their own taxes, other people look to experts for help. If this is your area of specialty, consider filing taxes to generate extra cash online. You can either do this independently or sign up to work for an established tax office online. 

Sell your art 

Creating your own art installation online is an easy way to make money and gain exposure for your work. There are marketplace sites that will connect you to buyers who are looking to purchase original art. You can resell the same prints over and over again. 

Sell stock fonts and footage

Use your graphic design and video skills to create stock fonts and b-roll footage. Sell these creative works online again and again to content managers for their creative projects.


You can flip almost everything and make a quick buck online.

Sell domain names 

Domain names are hot pieces of real estate, with some of the best ones selling for millions of dollars. While you may not become a millionaire selling domain names, you can make a quick buck by buying a short web address and re-selling it to someone who wants it. 

Flip websites 

There are many businesses that need websites but don’t have the time to create them. Make money by creating simple, generic websites and selling them to small business owners. You simply change the sample text to their company’s information and upload their photos. Simple. 

Resell Web hosting

Web hosting services will always be in demand, and you can earn money online by reselling Web hosting to small businesses who want to set up websites quickly. Most Web hosting sites have affiliate programs that allow you to set up and start reselling immediately.


Anyone can buy and sell products on resale sites like ebay.com and craigslist. Buy low and sell at a profit. Buy a few wholesale toys and re-sell them on Amazon. Scout out garage sales and pick up vintage posters and sell them to collectors on eBay. You can buy jewelry findings, repackage them and sell them to crafters. The sky is the limit when it comes to flipping online.


Invest in Real Estate

Investing in real estate requires a bit more of a learning curve, but it’s possible to get started with little to no money. You can buy shares of real estate holdings in the stock market, buy a tiny home and rent it out or list your spare bedroom on home-sharing sites. 

Invest in stocks

There are some great stock picks that will bring in big bucks, so investing in stocks is a great way to make money online. Sites like Forex are a favorite of new stock traders, and there are tons of online forums that will guide you to the best stock picks.

Invest in cryptocurrency

Buying and trading cryptocurrency online is a great way to put extra cash in your pocket. The most popular, Bitcoin, has steadily risen in value, making its early investors rich. There are several cryptocurrencies on the market, so choose wisely and earn more. 

Invest in an existing profitable website

One great way to make money is to take an existing website and take over its management. There are many marketplaces that sell turnkey website businesses that are already established with a strong following and profits.

Money Lending (P2P) 

Peer to peer lending lets you play banker, lending out your cash for healthy returns from borrowers. P2P lending sites allow you to evaluate different loan requests and decide how much you want to invest. Many people make thousands of dollars per month loaning money. 

Online Betting

There’s a system to making money with online betting, and the key is to learn the skill and use it to your advantage. There are many sites that offer casino-style games of chance as well as games of skill that can win you big bucks.

Sell your clothes

If you have a closet full of stylish clothes that you barely wear, consider selling them online for cash. There are sites for all types of clothing – designer bags, shoes, children’s clothes, formal wear–you name it. Some people even buy wholesale clothing and resell it.

Start Making Money

Now I want to hear from you. 

What do you think of this list? 

Or maybe I missed one of the ways you’ve made money online? .

Either way, let me know by leaving a comment below.


Q: What is the fastest way to make money in 2021?

A: If you want to start making money as fast today our top recommendation would be selling items on Ebay or Cragislist.

Q: Can I make $100 a day online?

A: Anyone can make consistent income online. The best way to start earning $100 a day is with a online business. You could start a blog or YouTube channel.

Q: How can I make money from 2021 at home?

A: Working from home to make some extra money is a great idea for most people. Start with a nice side hustle like selling a course or ebook.

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