But there is one big problem. Most of them do not want to help. All they want is to sell a course, a book, or anything else where you are promised that you will become a millionaire overnight.

In the 12 years that I’ve been making a living on the Internet, I have never seen anyone that followed one of these courses or books and actually made wealth by magic. That does not exist.

But what is true is that there are many ways to make money online without investing anything, or starting with just a couple of dollars.

And here I will teach you 17 methods that you can use to start generating income from home with just your computer and your Internet connection.


  1. Creating a blog

Creating a blog is my favorite way to start making money online, and I always recommend this to my students when they ask for something simple and quick.

Why? Because a blog has many advantages:

You just need to work on it a couple of hours a day writing simple texts on topics that you really like.

There are hundreds of ways to monetize a blog: affiliate marketing, including advertising, publishing sponsored posts, selling your own products or services …

And best of all profits are very high and the initial investment is very low. Most of my students have a blog make more than $ 1,600 each month with him; and thanks to that they have been able to leave their regular jobs to work from home.

You do not need to do anything else. Gradually you will begin to receive visitors and make money with the methods you choose to monetize your site.

Read this tutorial that teach you how to make a professional blog in less than 15 minutes, and this article where you will find 13 different ways to make money with a blog.

2.Writing texts for others

Not sure whether to open a blog is for you? Become a freelance writer.

Every day about 86,400 new blogs are opened, and more than two million articles are published worldwide. And many owners of these pages need people like you to write texts on their sites and pay for it.

Look for deals on sites such as Freelancer.com, Earn money writing , or Upwork.com.


3. Do you know another language?  Make money translating!

Knowing another language like Spanish , French, Italian, or German can return great income without leaving your home.

Translations is a market that is increasingly growing , and around the world there are millions of companies and individuals who need others to provide them with these services.

In this sector there are many different jobs that you can do if you know another language: from translating texts simply  as documents or small items to books or web pages and entire blogs.

The best of this way to make money is that you spend the hours that you want : You can do simple work in your spare time, or devote full time to translate from home.

Some of the best websites to find work as a translator are ProZ.com, TranslatorsCafe.com or Upwork.com.


 4. Earn $ 1,843 a month with this method

Many people are afraid to start investing in the stock market because they think it is too risky or complicated for them. But there is one type of these investments easier and carries a much lower risk.

This is the binary options . In these investments it is not necessary to have great knowledge on trade or wait for days to see results.

You just have to predict if an asset will rise or fall , nothing more. In addition, there are brokers like IQ Option with which you can start making your operations with just a couple of dollars.

I had a time in my life very hard in which the money I had was barely enough to pay the bills of my house; and that was how I started in the binary options because I needed Income  to live.

I started investing only $ 3 for each operation from home using my computer, and gradually I learned how to work this system.

After a couple of months I managed to generate $ 1,843 in a single month.

If you decide to invest in binary options , there are only two important things you should consider: Never invest more than 10% of your earnings, and if you have a strong character, forget about this method.


4. Get extra money filling out surveys

Filling out surveys is one of the ways to make money on the  Internet. Anyone can register on different pages of surveys that exist and give  their  opinion by answering simple questions.

The great advantage is that  you can devote the time you want. you can do it from anywhere: at home with your computer, or on the street with your phone.


6.Sell affiliate products

If you want to generate income online, but you have no product or service to sell, then affiliate marketing is a good choice for you.

Here, products are created by others  and all you do is to promote the  items (books, courses, or physical objects) and for  everyone that buys through your link, , you’ll get a commission of the total price.

Normally you must register as an affiliate on the website of the seller, copy the link they provide, and promote it in different media like your blog, Facebook, Twitter, forums, etc.

Some companies that offer good affiliate programs are Amazon or  Clickbank .

7.Upload Videos to YouTube

YouTube is another great place to make money doing what you really like that’s if you are not you ashamed of the  camera .you can share your opinions with everyone and still get payed for it.

On this platform you can make money in three ways. One is through ads that appear at the beginning of each of your videos.

Each time one of your followers see those ads or click on them, you will receive a share of the profits generated by such advertising. For this, you must link your YouTube account with your Google Adsense account.

Another way is with affiliate marketing which I spoke in the previous point. You can create videos in which you talk about different products, and place your affiliate links  in the description box  so that your subscribers can buy them .

The third option is contacting companies (or  they contact you) that are related to the topic of your channel to see if they would like to promote your brand on your channel.

In this method the company usually sends a couple of their products for you to try and make them videos talking about your followers, and as a reward ( in addition to the items shipped) will pay an amount of money to promote them .


8.Sell photos online

This is a great way to create passive income online without much effort.

If every time you go out you like taking pictures of everything you see, you can sell those images in different online platforms dedicated to it.

Some of these sites where you can upload photos to sell are Depositphotos.com, Istockphoto.com, Fotolia.com or Foap app for your phone.

The images can take them both with a professional camera as your smartphone ; but if you do it with this latest device remember that the photos must be sharp , with good quality and clear.


9. Get rid of what you no longer use

Do you have a pair of pants or a shirt that you no longer you never wear ? You do not know what to do with your old TV, your old computer, or your dining table that you no longer use?

You can get an extra good money selling all that through online sites like MercadoLibre or Ebay.

The process is really simple and will not take hardly any time: make good pictures of what you want to sell, create an ad with a good description and pictures that you took, publish, and wait for prospective buyers appear.

It is true that perhaps the money serves not be much, but it will achieve to earn extra and get rid of all the junk you have around your house and are just taking up space in your rooms.


10.Share files

There are different websites where you can upload files to share with others , and each time someone clicks on them and download them , you will get paid a small fee for it.

It will not be a lot of money (a few cents per click), but it’s a good way to get extra money each month without doing anything and so free.

Some pages you can upload your files and get paid are Filebucks.org, Uploading.com , Sharecash.org, and 2downloadz.com.


11.Publish your book on the Internet

You like writing and you dream that your works are read millions of people around the world? If the answer is yes, you can generate good profit publishing your own book on the Internet.

There are many sites like Amazon , Bubok, or Lulu where you can post your novels completely free and easily.


12.Work from home

If you really need  a job with a well paid salary, but you are finding  it difficult to get hired in offline businesses, start working from home as a freelancer.

The demand for people who can be used from home is getting bigger day; and there are hundreds of places where you can labor with only your computer and an Internet connection.

For example, if you are good in organizing appointments and schedules, then you can work as a virtual assistant . If you know how to type fast on the keyboard, then you can be a  transcriber .

You can be a good graphic designer.

There are many pages to find a job where you just register, search for job offers you want, apply them, and wait to be hired.

And best of all is that most of these jobs will be you who choose times and time you want to work.


13.Create an online business of dropshipping

Dropshipping is one of the ways to make money online especially  if you want to create your own online business but do not know much about starting a venture.

But what is dropshipping ?  It is an online business like everyother, only here you will not have to buy products to sell, nor should send them to the buyer.

It works like this : you create a website with a few items, and when someone placing an order, you can pass the order to your supplier , and he who will be responsible for preparing everything and send it to the buyer.

So you avoid buying goods in advance .

14.Like Facebook?,  Become a social media manager

Social networks are becoming increasingly important for large enterprises, small businesses, or people with a blog because they are valuable tools to promote themselves and attract customers or new readers.

And so many of these companies or bloggers need people who can handle to help them publish different content to attract traffic to their websites.

So if you know how to use Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat as an expert, this could be a good way to start making money from home by becoming a community manager , the name given to these professionals.

15.Get $ 5 anything you know to do

Have you ever heard of Fiverr ? It is an online platform that has been running for  several years and where you pay $ 5 for doing any small job you know.

Just register on the site, publish the work or talent you have, and all the people who see it will buy your service for $ 5 if you are a beginner, and for more money when you have already done several jobs.

You can offer anything you can think of : write the name of a person in the sand, make a poster for someone, record a voiceover with your voice, read the future in the cards, send a video greeting to someone …

It’s an easy  way to make money online, you can charge morefor a particular work.


16.Become a teacher online

Being online teacher does not mean you  teach others things like math or geography; there are hundreds of talents that many people want to learn on the Internet from the comfort of their homes.

You can tutor English, Italian or French, spanish for those who want to learn a second language. Or teach an instrument you know to play like the piano, guitar, or violin.

Other interesting options are becoming yoga instructor , tai chi, pilates, professor of dances like salsa, or even give cooking classes through your computer.

All you need is a good Internet connection, a webcam or a microphone to talk to your students, and a program to communicate like Skype.



There are online tutors who earn from $ 12 an hour to more than $ 25 for a class of 60 minutes. So if you take this as a normal job, you can get the same salary as a person working away from home.

The best way to start getting students is creating your own blog where they announce the services you offer, and promoting them on social networks and websites with the same subject that you are going to teach.


17.Earn money with apps for your mobile phone

There are thousands of applications for your cell phone with which you can make money by devoting 10 or 15 minutes each day.

Some of their  task will be to see different videos on other click advertising links, and some of them will pay for comment on photos  or pay you to download or play a game

These are just 17 ways to make money online; but in the online world there are many more to which you can leverage them with a bit of your imagination.

Which of these methods above you’ve tried already? Leave me a comment below and tell me about your experience.

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