Everything is going digital, but human skill is still required. You can get paid for a lot of tasks online. Take advantage of this and make a few bucks sitting at home. But there are a few hoax websites out there so you’ve got to be extra careful with these things, otherwise scamsters might cheat you. Here is a list of ways you can make money online, and decide which one is best for you.
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#1. Online Surveys
Filling surveys has always been boring, no wonder companies are paying others to fill surveys. But be careful nowadays not all online survey websites are genuine. Read these 3 tips while filling online surveys:
- The online survey you’re filling is genuine.
- Your private information is not misused in anyway.
- They are not asking you to pay a registration fee or any amount to fill a survey.
Now understand that companies need genuine feedback about their products so make sure you’re honest. This is the process:
- Companies first approach a survey agency
- You sign up on the survey website
- After registering yourself, you will receive survey emails on your registered email address
- Fill the survey and collect reward points
- Different modes of payment on different websites, like cheque, PayPal, Amazon vouchers etc.
Nowadays there is ton of competition in this space, a lot of survey websites are present so you might not get a survey to fill that often. These are a few survey recommendations by people on Quora What are the best paid survey sites for India? Before using any, do thorough research and check reviews online.
#2. Solving Capcha and Data Entry:
However bizarre that sounds, its actually a thing. You can make up to Rs. 15,000 per month. But this is only for those who have lots and lots of patience to sit and research the good websites and then sit and manually do the job. Also there are many people who will try and cheat you by asking you to pay a registration amount to do a data entry job. So remember:
- Never ever pay a registration amount or any amount to do a data entry job because that is 100% a scam.
- Review the company’s reputation by searching things like “company name + complaints” or “company name + review” .
#3. Affiliate Marketing:
This is a fun and easy way of making money, all you need to do is sign up with your preferred websites like Amazon, Flipkart etc. and you list your favorite books or products on your social media, your website or blog and whoever clicks the link through these portals and buys the product you get a cut/commission from that sale. Most shopping sites provide affiliate programs & they pay you 4% to 15% for each & every sell through your promotion. This is pretty safe because Amazon, Flipkart are all reliable websites.
For doing freelance work you need a skill something like graphic design, photo editing, writing, online promotion, web design, coding, singing, advising, creating videos, photography, image editing etc. You can also sign up for a few online courses on any of these things you’ve been wanting to learn and master the skill to monetize it. The best part about freelancing is its at your own terms and time and you can do it whenever you’re free. But You need to be patient to find a client, after that you can pretty much build a network. Once your work is out there it just needs publicity. Use social media to promote your work and people will come to you.
Yes, this is one is a tricky one because everyone is doing it now. There are tons of food bloggers, lifestyle bloggers, fashion bloggers and what not. But if you are someone who enjoys writing, start it as a hobby and if it becomes big you can monetize it through different ways.
Blogging is picking up in India, and once you become a full time blogger you can earn a considerate amount every month. But like I said blogging requires a lot of time and effort. Your blog will not start earning money immediately it will take more than a year of work before you start receiving any earnings. So if you’re committed to it you can go for this or you can just do it as a hobby.
To start a blog:
Option 1 :You can either use websites like WordPress or Tumblr to set up a free blog.
Option 2. Create a self-hosted blog.
Since the 1st option is free you are limited to using tools provided by the portals, but the second one needs an investment of Rs.3000-Rs.5000 a year. However this comes with the advantage of customizing the blog according to your needs and wants.
This sounds mysterious! So in this, companies assign you as a secret agent of the company to try out different products at their outlets. You have to experience the product as a client & submit your feedback to the company. This is not entirely online, it can also be done physically at stores.
#7. Selling Photos
If you are into photgraphy, like editing pictures, creating artwork, memes then you can sell these on sites like Shutterstock, Pixabay and make money.
#8. Buy and Sell Domain:
This is a funny and unusual thing. So just how you rent things from houses to clothes you can rent a blog or website too. If your blog or website has lots of followers, sell it to someone who doesn’t have a blog or website. They can use your blog/website for a while for the fee you charge to sell their products.
#9. Facebook and Instagram Selling:
If you like designing clothes, making customized products, even baking you can put up all this is on social media and get orders through that platform. This way you put 0 investment in setting up a physical store and you can make the most of social media to start selling your products.
#10. Sell your clothes:
If you buy clothes you don’t wear, or have too many clothes, you can sell your own clothes online and make money. See how this works at: Etashee: A platform to sell your wadrobe!
Now that you have a list of ideas to pick from, tell us which one you like the most!