30 Legitimate Ways to Make Money Online

Everyone knows that earning money is not an easy task, it requires hard work and patience.

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But if we talk about making money online, we usually think about getting tons of money by sitting at home from your desktop, right?

Well, yeah! You can earn a decent income by sitting at your home through a laptop or smartphone, only if you know the right process to do it.

There are thousands of ways out on the Internet to make genuine income over online by doing some simple tasks, and the best part about this is that anybody can do it. It doesn’t matter whether you are a student, unemployed person, housewives, retired officer, all you need is few requirements.

The basic requirement is not much, all you need is:

  • A computer or smartphone.
  • Fast Internet connection.
  • A Gmail account.
  • A PayPal or Bank account to receive your payments.

Once you’ve accumulated all of these requirements, you’re ready to start earning!

30 legit ways to earn money online

Below I’ve listed out, best legit ways to make money online without any investment.

1.Paid Surveys
Paid surveys are one of the best sources of online income by sharing your opinions about a particular product or services.

With the paid surveys you can easily make $500 a month by joining maximum survey programs.

All you need to do is sign up for survey providing websites, complete your profile and participate in the surveys you get and earn money for every successful survey you make.

Read: How do I earn money from legit paid surveys

Here’s the list of survey provider websites:

2. Make Money by Blogging
If you own a blog or website then you can easily start earning cash by monetizing your site with top advertising companies like Google AdSense, Infolinks, etc.

All you need is a good organic traffic, and then you can apply for advertising. Once, you get approved, insert ads on your site and you will start earning whenever someone clicks on those ads.

If you’re using blogger, then read, How to apply for Google AdSense from blogger.

Here’s the list of top advertising companies:

3. Paid to Click (PTC) Websites
Paid to click (PTC) sites are one of the easiest methods to make money online by watch ads, video ads, etc. These sites will pay you in a fraction of dollars for each ad you watch.

Read: How to earn money from Paid to Click (PTC) sites

Here’s the list of best paid to click websites:

4. Earn Money as a Freelancer
If you are expert at micro part-time tasks such as project research, logo maker, startup tasks, etc then this I’d the right platform for you to start earning money online.

Freelancer jobs are very easy to perform and the payout for each task can be high depending on the task you complete.

Here is the list of best Freelancer websites: 

5. Watch Advertisement and Earn
There are many legitimate websites and applications like TrueBalance and DollarTune app, that allows earning real cash by watching ads daily.

In order to make money from advertisement, you need to be regular, complete daily tasks and earn bonuses for free.

Here’s some of them:

6. Make Money via E-Commerce
E-commerce is another easy way to earn money online by selling products and services.

It can be more beneficial for those who have a shop or store, for selling his/her products online.

Here’s the list of best E-Commerce websites:

7. Write online articles
If you are expert at creating contents online, then selling your articles online can be a great way to start generating revenue.

There certain websites that allow to submit articles and earn money up to $50 – $100 per article you write.

Here are some of these sites:

8. Earn Cash via Mobile Apps
There are thousands of mobile applications available on the Internet that allows earning money to doing simple tasks, even some of them allow to payout using Paytm and mobile recharges.

You can also increase your revenue by referring the apps to friends, colleagues and family members.

If you are looking for mobile apps to earn free recharge, read: Earn free mobile recharge from mobile apps.

Here is the list of mobile apps for earning cash:

9. Online data entry work
If you are expert at writing, then online data entry work will be the best fit for you. This type of jobs are one of the easiest tasks and the basic requirements are also not much.

All you need to do is maintain good writing speed with 80% accuracy. Although, there is a legit Govt. owned data entry website called Digitize India, where you can join and start earning. You can also consider the below list of data entry websites.

10. Affiliate Products
Affiliate is another great method to earn revenue by promoting affiliate products online.

Nowadays, many E-Commerce sites adopted affiliate program like Flipkart, Amazon, and Shopclues that pays real cash for promoting their products.

All you need to do is join their affiliate programs, add your blog (if any) and choose the products you want to promote. after selecting the product, grab the product link and share it on blogs, Facebook pages, and Social Media Sites.

Now, whenever someone clicks through your affiliate link and orders a product, you earn a fixed commission depending on the product.

Here are some of the best affiliate programs:

11. YouTube
We all know that what YouTube is, and how it works. Although, earning money on YouTube is not easy until you accumulate a million subscribers on your channel.

So, if you are just a beginner then it’s going to take a bit longer till you start generating revenue from your uploaded videos.

Now, in order to earn money from YouTube videos, you need to sign up for Adsense Advertising program and once you get approved, you are allowed to place ads on your videos and earn money.

In YouTube, the earning mostly depends on how many ads are showing in your videos. For example, let’s say you uploaded a video on YouTube and you got 1000 views on that video. Now, the ads showed up in first 600 views and in the remaining 400 views the ads didn’t show up.

So, ultimately you will be paid off only for those 600 views, not for remaining 400 views.

That’s how it works!

You can also maximize your earnings by creating paid promotional videos.

12. Cashback offers
Nowadays, many digital wallet apps provide cashback offers for doing online mobile recharge, T.V recharge, Electricity bills, LPG Gas, etc.

Although, you can save up to thousand rupees or more per month.

All you need to do is download any digital wallet app, sign up and apply the applicable promo codes at the time of recharge and save cash for free.

Here is the list of cashback offer provider sites and apps:

13. Selling domain names
You can bulk of cash by selling domains at higher prices. But in this task, you need to make an investment to purchase domains at a cheap rate and sell them at higher rates.

For example, suppose you purchased a domain name “proudzone” with dot extension for 12 months at 99 INR for the first month. Now, a guy wants to purchase the same domain that you already purchased and he is ready to pay a double or triple price for the exact domain name.

In this case, you can sell that domain name to that guy at double rate.

That’s how it works!

Here is the list of domain reselling websites:

14. Facebook
I think you have already heard about the Facebook’s new store called Marketplace, where you can buy and sell new or used products or services at a fixed price, just like other E-commerce websites.

You can also earn cash by promoting products on your Facebook Pages and earn money as a commission, per products you sell.

15. Online Tutoring
If you are a teacher, tutor, or a profession, then online tutoring work will be the best fit for you.

There are certain websites allow earning money by tutoring online via video conferencing or call.

Here’s some of them:

16. Earn as a commission
There are tons of ways you can make money on a commission basis.

For example, you can ask your friends and family members to sign up for such websites and purchase any products or services, and you will get paid a commission for every product they order.

Here’s the list of two popular websites that allows earning commission:

17. Sell Images Online
If you are photographer, traveler, or expert at snapping unique images then selling your photographs online is an easy way to generate some extra income.

Nowadays, many sites like Shutterstock and iStockphoto offers to upload and sell Images online with a relevant amount, and the best part selling photo is that you don’t need to make an investment for getting started.

All you need is a valid Gmail account, few unique and attractive photographs, and a Paypal account to receive your payments.

Here is the list of best photo selling websites:

18. Earn Money by SEO
If you are a professional Search Engine Optimizer or expert at fixing SEO problems on blogs and websites, then you can easily start earning dollars by providing SEO services online.

Now, there are many ways you can start your own SEO services. Either, you start your own website or you can work on Fiverr as a freelancer, or offer services on internet marketing forums, like Warrior Forum to earn a huge bonus for fixing SEO related issues.

19. Sell Websites
Selling websites is another great way to earn huge income online by sitting at home.

For example, you can create a blog or website, purchase a custom domain name and link it up with your site and wait for the website to reach higher Domain Authority and Page Authority and then sell your website at higher prices.

Here’s the list of some sites where you can sell off your website at double price.

20. Sell Used Products Online
Selling used products online is a super easy way to earn extra income from the items you don’t need anymore. There are tons of websites like Olx, where you can sell your used products at half price or more.

All you need to do is sign up for anyone from the below sites, complete your profile, upload your products bio, insert few pictures and set the price. Now, the buyer will find your product and contact you by your given mobile number and then you can directly talk or negotiate with the buyer.

Below are some of the websites where you can sell used products:

21. Review a Product/Paid Review
Reviewing a product is one of the easiest ways to earn a free cash reward. The best part about participating in the paid review is that you can share your real opinion about the products, and no one is there to judge you.

All you need to do is participate, share your views and gain the reward anyway for attending the review.

There are a couple of websites where you can earn real cash and other rewards by reviewing products and services online. Below are some of them:

22. Write Sponsored Contents
If you have a blog or websites with higher DA, PA and, organic traffic, then you can easily start generating revenue by writing sponsored contents on your site.

All you need to do is make an agreement with the advertiser and write a sponsored content, publish it to the public and collect your agreed amount directly to your bank or Paypal account

23. Sell Ads Space
If you are a blogger or website owner, then you can insanely make real money on a monthly basis by selling advertisement space on your site at a fixed rate.

There are such sites like BuySellAds, where you can sell ads spaces at a fixed price per month. Here are two popular websites for renting your ads inventory.

24. Create Logos
If you have expertise in online graphic designing or creating stunning logo’s, then this task will be the best fit for you. You can join various Freelancing and other websites that allow selling stunning logos at a fixed price between $5 – $50 per logo.

You can also earn extra cash rewards by participating in logo designing competitions. If you win, you will get up to INR 10,000 per competition you win. Below is the list of some websites to sell logos online.

25. URL Shortener
URL shortening is a popular way to make money easily. All you need to do is sign up on popular URL shortener websites, enter any URL and click on Get Url Shortner button. Get the shorten URL and spread it through blogs and popular social media sites.

Now, whenever someone clicks through your given short link, you gain cash reward.

Normally, these sites will pay you CPM basis, that means you will get paid around $5 – $10 per 1000 clicks you get.

Below are some of the best URL shortener websites:

26. Publish Kindle Ebook
If you love writing or actually a writer, then creating and publishing online PDF eBooks on Amazon Kindle will allow you to generate a decent income for your efforts.

All you have to do is create an author account on Kindle, upload your Ebook and set a fixed price. Now, whenever someone orders and purchase your Ebook, you gain real money and the best part about it is that there are no limits to your earnings on Kindle.

Sign up for Amazon Kindle, Now!

27. Sell High-Quality Backlinks
If you have a quality website or blog, then selling backlinks of your site will be a super simple way to earn huge money. Just, simply link other specific sites to your blog or website by providing a do-follow backlink and you are done to collect the fair amount.

Here are some sites that allow selling backlinks:

Apart from it, you can also sell off backlinks in groups, pages, communities on Facebook, LinkedIn and on other social networking sites.

28. Sell Used Books Online
You can also generate revenue by selling used books online on different various websites. Nowadays, many websites offer author or publishers to sell books and earn a reasonable amount.

Here are some of the sites where you can sell books online at a reasonable rate.

29. Bing Rewards
The Bing Rewards is a unique program launched by Bing, that allows you to gain credits for using or searching on Bing search engine. This program is divided into 3 sections, Basic, Silver, and Gold.

Whenever you complete a section, you will be promoted and rewarded with credit points. You can also maximize your earnings by inviting friends and using Bing for searches on your PC gives you 1 credit for every 2 searches, up to a maximum of 15 credits per day.

Once you accumulate enough credits, redeem your points using 41 different cashout option listed in the Shop section.

Sign up for Bing Rewards, today!

30. Make Money by Playing Online Games
If you like gaming online and have experience in playing and winning those online games, then you must consider playing and getting paid to do what you enjoy doing.

All you need is a computer with an Internet connection and some online gaming experience and you are good to go!

Here are some of the sites to start earning revenue by playing online games.


I think, now you have got the right online job for you, among above 30 trending methods.

After selecting the task suits you most, you need to create a Paypal or Payoneer account to collect your earnings and all the incomes will be transferred to your local Bank account within a week.

I hope you liked this useful post and we are going to update it and add up more ways to make money online, in the upcoming days and till then, stay tuned!

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