Is It Possible to Earn Money Online?

Last Updated on January 15, 2021 by BrodNeil

Earning some decent money online is possible. I could attest to that because I have been making money online to support my family since 2007.

However — just like any other job, trade, or business — it takes some learning curve.

How fast you can earn a steady income stream online really depends on your attitude, skill, and time.

There are many ways to make money online. You do not need to learn every trade. Choose 1-3 ways to make money where you think you could be comfortable.

For a start, try to master 1 trade on making money online and thrive from there.

Here are some ways to earn money online as mentioned by the following sites:

Link Building Service

This is one of the ways I made money in the beginning. That was around 2008-2010. 

Sponsored Posts

With a sponsored post, a company pays you to talk about their product or service on your website.

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is the process of earning a commission by promoting other people’s (or company’s) products. You find a product you like, promote it to others.

Freelance Writing

Freelance writing is another way to earn an online income if you don’t mind earning some of your money with active work.


If you have expertise in a specific field, you can also use the internet to build up a coaching business.

Selling Leads

Selling leads may be a lucrative business, but it can also be very competitive. Understanding the costs you will incur in getting leads and the prices you can charge in different markets is critical to creating a successful business in this field.

Digital Products

Another example of digital products is, but not exclusive to, the wide world of printables. Digital products can also be downloadables like mp4, mp3, pdf, etc.

Online Courses

Online courses are the modern version of courses: you can create and share learning content in an organized way that allows users to progress in their understanding of a certain topic. It consists basically of a curriculum, or study plan, organized in units. Online courses can include videos, images, text, and hyperlinks. You can share them easily with a link or send an invitation email to the users.

One perfect example of an online course is that of TCG PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS.

Investment Gains

Like anybody out there, you can set up an online brokerage account and buy ETFs or stocks.

Peer-to-Peer Lending

Peer-to-peer lending is another way to earn money online.

Selling Stuff Online

Another way my wife makes money is by selling stuff online.

Buying and Selling Websites

People buy and sell websites all the time for a variety of reasons. This is called website flipping. 

I am currently selling, which is a blog about container gardening.

Brand Sponsorships

This strategy runs alongside sponsored posts, but it’s much more involved.

Book or eBook

You can also consider writing a book.


Dropshipping is a retail fulfillment method where a store doesn’t keep the products it sells in stock. Instead, when a store sells a product using the dropshipping model, it purchases the item from a third party and has it shipped directly to the customer. As a result, the seller doesn’t have to handle the product directly.

Try Print on Demand

Print on demand is proving to be a popular option too.

Start a YouTube Channel

If others can make money from YouTube, so can you. The highest-paid YouTuber is 7-year-old Ryan, who reviews toys on his YouTube channel, which made him $22 million in 2018.

Become an Influencer

To become an influencer, you need to build a healthy following. Jeff Bullas is one of the top social media influencers.

Start a Blog

Blogging is one of the oldest methods for making money online. People who love writing tend to start blogs with a niche focus. You can earn in many different ways once your blog gets decent traction of followers or traffic.

Consider Freelancing

The easiest way to make money online is to take your current job in your 9 to 5 role and do it online instead.

Create an App

If you are a developer, you are probably looking at this money-making idea.

Become a Writer

With a growing interest in content marketing, more brands are looking for great writers to create content.

Do Translation Work

If you need to make money now, translation work is a fairly underserved niche.

Become an Online Tutor

You can make a lot of money online and choose your hours by being an online tutor.

Become a Virtual Assistant

With so many entrepreneurs building businesses, the demand for virtual assistants is increasing almost daily.

Become a Twitch Streamer

Twitch streaming is becoming increasingly popular. While it started as a gaming platform, it has quickly evolved to include other types of content.

Invest in Stocks

You can also make money fast by investing in stocks online.

Sell Domains

If you regularly buy domain names but fail to use them, you can always sell them for a profit.

Sell Your Designs Online

Graphic design is a limited skill that you can monetize in several ways.

There are still so many ways to earn online. I simply could not cover every one of them.  

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