how to make money on the internet

How to Make Money on Internet?

There are so many ways to make money online, all you need are some good ideas and an appetite for investing time in the “specialty” you chooses.

Of course, it is not as easy as it sounds, but at least there is a wide variety of different ways and you have the opportunity to choose the one you prefer the most.


The reason I am writing this article (if not who else) is the hundreds of questions that you are constantly sending everywhere on how to make money online. Because I have to go through a different process each time, asking questions about what you like to do, what you would like to do, if you know nothing about marketing and so on, I decided instead of answering each one individually, to write an article for everyone.


It is worth noting at this point that for the last 3 years I have been working from home as a full-time blogger and web developer, so my experience from all these years has helped me a lot to avoid the services that promise to make you rich but only they get rich.

The article is updated regularly with new information, websites, services and ways in which you can make money from the internet.

Is It Hard To Make Money On The Internet?

The short answer is yes. It is difficult to make money from the internet and those who told you the opposite either were very lucky or lied to you. After all, if it were easy to make money on the internet, wouldn’t everyone do the same? Why wake up every morning and go to a job you do not like, when you have the opportunity to make a lot of money wearing your pajamas while you are lying on the couch? Correctly or  Error.


It is not at all easy to make money on the internet, but neither is it impossible. After all, the number of people who now make their income online is not small, as it has been done abroad for many years now.


To get started, you will need some basic things:


  1. A computer / laptop with internet connection
  2. A good idea
  3. Appetite to invest enough time in your idea

You do not necessarily need an initial amount to start something unless it is a professional blog. However, you will need to invest a lot of time in your ideas and have patience and perseverance, as there is no way you can get rich overnight.


And if you are thinking of quitting your job to focus exclusively on your idea, then I do not want to cut your wings, but keep your job until this idea succeeds.


How to Make Money on The Internet (The Safest And Proven Ways)

Below I have created a list of all the ways in which you can make money from the internet. Pay attention to each way as I explain how difficult or easy everything is and what you will need to get started.


  1. Blogging

Doing blogging means that you have created a blog, constantly writing articles on it and making money by running ads and affiliate links. Through your blog you also have the opportunity to write and evaluate products for various small and large businesses, or to promote promotional articles from various services. Whatever you do, every way is profitable.


But in order to make money through blogging, you will first need to create a blog and then fill it with articles. Once your blog is ready, you will need to create and add ads within it and of course keep updating it with new articles as often as you can.


Although blogging is still one of the best ways to make money on the internet, it requires a lot of work and a lot of time views that your, as it all has to do with the page blog has. This means that as long as your blog has plenty of people, you make money. As long as it does not have, you do not take it out. A blog can also take a few months to several years to become famous and start making a lot of money, but to reduce that time and make sure it succeeds; you also need to know what it is. SEO and how it works.


To get started with blogging, read the following articles:

The above articles will help you a lot to make your first start. From there, for more tips and tricks you can see all the other articles I have written in the Blogging category.

2. Vlogging

Vlogging is currently one of the most trending jobs on the planet. Vloggers are those who create videos and upload them to YouTube, or some other similar service. It’s also one of the surest ways to make money online, and it’s also faster than building a blog.


If you decide to go it cheap and risk the low bandwidth you are only fooling yourself. The good news is that you can start completely free at any time. Basically, all you have to do is create a YouTube Channel, fill in the required information and create a logo and cover photo (you can do this for free from Canva), and then you will need to constantly upload videos.


Once you reach 1,000 subscribers and people have watched at least 4,000 hours of your videos in total, you will then be able to view and advertise on them.


To enable its users to pay, YouTube has incorporated Google AdSense, a service that allows you to run video ads and articles to make money. Google AdSense is the most well-known and largest service and pays millions to its users. The service is also well known to bloggers, as they use it more to make money from their blogs.


Unlike articles, videos become known more easily and quickly, while many times you have a high chance of seeing one of your videos become trending (quite well known) as a result of which you see your income skyrocket.


3. Podcasting

Podcasting is becoming very fashionable in America, a few years later is happening in other countries – and their podcasting is currently on the throne.


Through podcasting, you will be able to create and publish short radio episodes (I do not know how else to describe it). Whether you want to tell stories, talk to guest podcasters, or share your knowledge through each episode, podcasting is a great way to make money online and grow your speech.


But to make money from podcasting, you will of course need several listeners and companies interested in advertising your episodes.


The best way to get started is through Anchor, a service that Spotify bought in 2019, and to record and edit your podcast episodes, you can either use Anchor apps or do it more professionally with Audacity, a free program for editing audio and podcast episodes.


You can also upload your podcast episodes to YouTube, thus increasing your income and making money from two different companies at the same time. Anchor also allows you to place ads on your episodes, but this feature is not yet available worldwide.


4. Affiliate Marketing

To put it simply, affiliate marketing is a practice where an affiliate is paid to promote and sell products and services from various businesses and stores. One of the advantages of affiliate marketing is that you can do it yourself, with a group of people, or as a business.


In general, for the affiliate marketing system to work, three aspects are involved:


The merchant: Also known as the seller or brand, the merchant is the one who gives the product to affiliates to promote it.

The affiliate: Also known as the publisher, the affiliate is the one who chooses what products he wants from each merchant and promotes them online to make money.

The customer: The name says it all. The customer is the one who buys the product promoted by the affiliate from the merchant.

But since I covered everything about affiliate marketing in a different article, go to one of the links below to read more about it, as well as how to get started.


To get started with affiliate marketing read:



It is also worth noting that you can promote affiliate products and services either through your blog, or through your videos, or through your podcast episodes, or even through your favorite social networks.


5. Influencing

What is influencing? Simply put, you are considered an influencer when you have found a unique way to promote yourself through various social networks and several brands are interested in the followers you have and the work you do and pay you to promote their products and services.


Influencers are also considered all known vloggers and podcasters, as well as bloggers who promote themselves and not their blog. The models you see on Instagram are also influencers.

Read More . How to Make Money on Instagram.

On the positive side, when you are a successful influencer (say you are a traveler and you like to travel) you sleep for free inexpensive hotels, eat for free in restaurants, fly for free or at reduced prices with airlines, and so on. Anything you can promote to your followers provides you with extra income or free services.


On the downside, it is very difficult to succeed as an influencer and many times to get an effective and professional job you will need to invest in the necessary equipment.


To get started, you will need to create (if you do not already have) accounts on major social networks (Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn, Twitter, Tumblr, Snapchat, VSCO etc.) and start uploading as many photos as possible / video is made to increase your followers.


6. Sale of e-books

If you love writing but are not interested in blogging, then the next thing you can do is write and sell e-books. To write an e-book you can use Google Docs, Microsoft Office (for free), LibreOffice or professional programs like Adobe InDesign, iBooks Author, Caliber, or Scrivener.


To design your e-books completely free and very easily and quickly, you can use Canva.


Websites from which you can sell your e-books:




Google Play

You can also create a website and sell your e-books directly from there, and one of the best ways to advertise them for free is through blogging. You can easily create a blog (in the Blogging section above I mention how) and write articles that focus on the topics of your e-book books.


7. Online store

Whatever it is you want to sell online, you can do it one by one in an online store. But because I fully understand the cost of building an online store for a web developer, you can use services like WordPress-Bluehost Squarespace, Shopify, or even Wix to easily create an online store.


The problem with e-shops, however, is their promotion. You will find it difficult enough to promote your website to such an extent that it is well known enough for many to buy products through it. You can, of course, invest in promoting it through Google Adwords or social media, but it all depends on your budget.


8. Offer your services on Fiverr, Upwork or 99designs

One of the best ways to make money online is by doing what you truly love and know well. Whether you want to build websites for customers, or write articles for websites, or take language courses, or help with anything else you can imagine, websites like Fiverr, Upwork and 99designs are your go-to choices.

Fiverr has also an affiliate program to promote their products  and you can join for free here


Through these services, you will have the opportunity to create an account and within it to actually create an online store from which you provide your services. Obviously, you should have knowledge of English, as they are aimed at a global audience and not exclusively in specific countries.


However, these services have millions of unique monthly users, so you do not need to be so much about promoting as being efficient with your services and fast with your customers.


9.Email Marketing

Who would have thought that until today email marketing would remain at such a high level and would have such a huge demand from millions of brands?


Nevertheless, email marketing is still alive and well at the moment, providing an excellent income to those who deal with it and have managed to create newsletter lists with thousands of subscribers.


To get started with email marketing you will first need a service to gather your subscribers (registered users) and create your newsletter campaigns.


The best and most well-known newsletter services at the moment are MailChimp, MailPoet (WordPress plugin), MailerLite, Constant Contact, Drip, SendinBlue, ConvertKit, AWeber, and GetResponse.


Some of the above services provide free packages as well as subscriptions, while others do not provide free options at all.


Choose the service that best meets your needs and start collecting as many emails as you can. To do this, you can use blogging to your advantage to gather subscribers, or even publish your newsletter on your favorite social networks.


To make money through email marketing, you will first need to have a large number of subscribers. Once you get it, you will have the opportunity to constantly communicate with small and large brands to promote their products and services through your newsletter.


You can also make money from email marketing by promoting affiliate products and services.


Usually, these websites often select the users who have the most and the best reviews from their customers. Basically, by taking part in such a service, or in all anyway, you are working as a freelancer.


10. Sell via eBay or Etsy

I imagine you already know eBay. Through this, you have the opportunity to sell anything that can go through your mind, from technology products to your socks. eBay is the ideal service to sell mainly used things that you no longer use, as well as handmade things that you make. Etsy, on the other hand, only allows you to sell handmade products that you make.

Both platforms are ideal for whatever purpose you want to use them.


11. Create online seminars

If you enjoy teaching about something you love and are good at it, then you can create online tutorials that you will have to pay for to attend. Perhaps one of the best ways to get started is to build a website. You can use WordPress for this purpose as it is the largest and most well-known CMS platform to create websites, blogs, e-shops and so on.


The real truth is that I do not have enough knowledge of online seminars, however, if you want to get a good idea from a successful USA coach who has been doing this job for several years, then I suggest you watch his videos at Tommy Robins Coach YouTube channel.


12. Sell your photos

Selling your photos online is undoubtedly one of the most popular ways to make money online. If you have a good eye and a remarkable camera, then you can easily sell your photos to various services.


First of all, it is worth mentioning that you can create your own website and sell your photos from there, without having any service over your head.


However, since the construction of such a website requires an initial investment, while you will also need to promote it enough so that it becomes known and people buy from you, it is good to first look for an easier alternative: to sell the photos through other websites.


At the time of writing, the best services to sell your photos are Adobe Stock, Shutterstock, Alamy, Fotomoto, 500px, Snapped4u, PhotoShelter, TourPhotos and Photodune and the best that I recommend is  PhotoJobz


If you want to promote your business quickly and easily around the world so that they know you and prefer you more, you can also upload some of your photos (perhaps the less good ones) to sites like Unsplash, Pexels, and Pixabay, so that you can provide them for free for anyone to download, with the idea that those who enter your profile will see a link to a website from which you sell your best work. You can also make money if you put your PayPal account (basically users have the opportunity to donate to photographers).


13. Become a streamer

Online streaming has become very popular in recent years, both in Europe and abroad, with thousands (if not millions) of streamers coming out live on a service and playing games. In this way, users who follow them have the opportunity to donate them or become monthly subscribers to their channels.


If you have a large number of people watching you live every time you stream (or go on the air, as we usually say), then several brands will turn their attention to you so that you can promote their products and services. You will receive natural and free products all the time.


Although streaming is not easy and requires you to promote yourself and what you do quite well, you can get started with it using Twitch, Microsoft Mixer or even YouTube Live.


Twitch is currently the most popular streaming platform, with Microsoft Mixer approaching it dangerously every day.



It does not matter which of the above ways you choose, as long as you love what you do. There are many ways to make money on the internet and there is nothing to stop you. After all, you have nothing to lose but to win.


And even if you do not manage to make money from the internet, the experiences that you will gain as well as the acquaintances that you will make while trying will stay with you for a lifetime.


How do you try to make money on the internet or what do you do and do you already make money? Do you have to suggest me another way or website / service? I will be happy to hear your views and suggestions in the comments below.


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