If you want to help shape products in their early stages, joining an online focus group or answering survey questions is a great way to make extra money online. They don’t pay as much as some of the other options we’ve highlighted, but you can join groups on sites like Survey Junkie, Swagbucks, and IPSOS that pay out through Amazon gift cards, check, or PayPal. You’ll be asked to provide a bit of information about your demographics (age, location, etc…), but after that you can get going making money through surveys.
Maybe you prefer to take pictures versus creating a painting? That's fine, and there are ways to sell your stock photos as well. The Penny Hoarder has a great guide to selling stock photography, and it breaks down step by step how to sell on iStockPhoto or Shutterstock. When you start out, you will earn roughly 15% of the selling price, but it can go up to 50% over time.

Making money online will save you from having to take out excess student loans to pay for your living expenses. If you already have student loans, the free student loan tool on Tuition.io can help you manage your debt, repay your loans, and get debt free as soon as possible. Check out our personal finance blog for more tips on how to manage your money in college.
Aside: a fantastic new program was made by Adobe called Experience Design (Xd) and it is the manifestation of Adobe stealing Sketch's design and UX principles. This is amazing because Sketch is so much more enjoyable to use compared to photoshop but photoshop has more power and capability.  Xd has the best of both worlds and it is very much worth learning. It also has a suite of very nice features that you can incorporate into freelancing.
...win'). I want the tweets, tweetid, and handle to be saved in a text file. I want this to be in a python script and done without an api. I was hoping to use beautifulsoup. I want this script to run all the time. The deliverables will be: 1) a python script that will scan twitter search page for certain phrases -this will be run constantly and refresh
Whether you are promoting your own products or someone else's through ClickBank, you'll want to make sure your website is functional, error-free, and sales oriented. You will also want to begin capturing visitor's information as soon as possible by offering a newsletter. This helps you build a dedicated audience to market all of your affiliate offers both now and in the future. If you still have questions about using ClickBank, check out ClickBank University. They offer free videos and tutorials that will help you get set up so you can start earning revenue.
As a fellow college student, I completely understand the need to earn some side cash online. First, I’m going to direct you to two articles I wrote about making money online, one about making passive income with apps, and one about the 15 best ways to make money online that I know of right now. If you have the time to sit down and read those, they go into way more detail then I can go into here. If you don’t though, I’ll give you a tl;dr version of a three point strategy of making side cash in college.
- Having a job is a great way to start making some cash flow, but you should use it to actually start a business. A job isn’t scalable. You only have 24 hours in a day, and you're not even going to work more than 12 hours in a day. Having access to the internet is all you need, you can see that attention is now the new way to becoming successful. The more exposure your brand gets (whether that is from posts, social media, websites, etc) the more opportunities you have to monetize off your traffic. When you have a lot of people's attention, and you create a product, you’re likely to make a sale. THIS IS SCALABLE. Anything you put out on the internet compounds, continually getting more and more traffic that gives you a chance to make a sale.
...win'). I want the tweets, tweetid, and handle to be saved in a text file. I want this to be in a python script and done without an api. I was hoping to use beautifulsoup. I want this script to run all the time. The deliverables will be: 1) a python script that will scan twitter search page for certain phrases -this will be run constantly and refresh

Once you have that problem or need nailed, the next step is to validate that idea and make sure you’ve actually got customers who will pay for it. This means building a minimum viable product, getting objective feedback from real customers, incorporating updates, testing the market for demand, and getting pricing feedback to ensure there’s enough of a margin between your costs and what consumers are willing to pay.
Don’t subcontract. You should work with other freelancers and don’t subcontract your work out. The reason being you will need to spend as much time explaining the project and review someone’s work. You will not earn much by subcontracting your work out to the others. If you receive a lot of work, you can try to refer it to other freelancers who will return the favor in the near future.
If you have a fondness and talent for taking pictures you can make extra money online by becoming a stock photographer and selling your images to a stock photo company like ShutterStock or iStockPhoto. You’ll get royalties every time someone licenses an image you’ve submitted. To really be successful, build your own photography website to be able to showcase your portfolio and start getting higher-paid private corporate work.
Like talking to people and helping walk them through problems? You can bring in extra income as a contract customer support superstar for companies all over the world. Due to the 24/7 nature of online businesses, companies are looking for people in different time zones to help deal with issues that their users are having. Better yet, if you have experience in service or retail you’ll be perfectly suited. Check out indeed or the other remote job boards I listed earlier to find opportunities.
Do what you know. There are many programming languages out there on the market. When you do freelancing, you should remember that clients pay you to solve problems. You are not paid to learn new tools and languages. It is always good to expand your programming skills to learn other languages. However, you should only bid for the job that you are confident with.

If you have an e-book or online course that you'd like to promote, ClickBank makes that easy. Once you sign up as a vendor you can list your product with them and set the commission percentage you are willing to pay to anyone who chooses to market and promote your product for you. Once your product is listed, other ClickBank users will start promoting it on their own websites. This will drive traffic to the sales page on your website and hopefully result in sales.
We’ll go into more details regarding each step but let me give you a quick overview of each. The product/offer is the ClickBank product you’ll be promoting. This might seem like it’s simple enough but screwing up this step could potentially hinder you from earning a single cent because the other steps are built on top of it. Product research has its own separate section below.

Just talking about Wealthy Affiliate in particular, they charge a monthly fee because you get help every day you are a member. Building a business is a continual process. Their fee is $49/month. You’ll also need a domain for $15/year. You have the option of paying for a keyword tool for $19/month. There are no other required fees or upsells. No expensive mentorships!
 Do you have stuff in your garage that you don't use anymore? Maybe a bicycle or camping gear? Maybe it's something that you do use, but not very often. If you want to put your stuff to work for you, consider using a service like Rentything, which allows you to rent almost anything you own. You just create your own rental shop and list items to rent. People contact you and pay you online through the platform. A simple and easy way to boost your income! A similar site is Zilok.
Google's getting strict in which, once they get to your site, they're check your whole funnel because they don't want you to promote shitty authors because it makes them look bad, because it gives users a bad experience for using Google, but in general I haven't found Google to go as far as go all the way to checkout after they buy a product it's very rare, so you could just send them directly to the ClickBank product, plus, they converted and if they don't buy, you have their email address, because they bought the tripwire offer for you and not all of them will buy the other offer.
Regarding your question about platforms. I guess it depends on how selective you want to be with your work. If you’re after volume I’d definitely recommend learning WordPress, it’s the most widely used. If you’re wanting to specialize, some people specifically ask for Joomla or Drupal and behind WordPress these seem to be the most used. It’s pretty easy to pickup work in any of these, sign up for elance or odesk and browse arounds some of the jobs to get a feel for what the demand is like behind each platform and make your choice.
Languages are mostly irrelevant. Any Tom, Dick or Harriet can learn them. The skill is to be able to write algorithms. You can learn every programming language under the sun and still write rubbish code. If I am looking for a developer/programming I look for someone who is strong in 1. Mathematics 2. Ability to state a problem. 3. Can understand complicated and ambiguous things. 4. Works from the perspective of the user (it is amazing how easy it is to spot a program written by programmers without taking into account how the user might use it) 5. Constantly questions the specifications 6. Doesn't make assumptions. 7. Oh, and knowing some programming languages is an advantage!
If you are comfortable lifting and carrying, you can sign on websites like Movers Corp to provide heavy labor for families or businesses that need extra hand. They provide the truck and supplies, you provide the muscle power. You set your rates, days of availability, and how far you’re willing to travel. Creating an account and listing your services is free.

The basic strategy is this: Post interesting content consistently with relevant hashtags. Use a service like Hashtagify for hashtag ideas. Follow users in your niche and engage with their posts. I also know a couple of people who grew their Instagram accounts quickly solely depending on shoutouts from influencers. You can use a service like ShoutCart for that or contact influencers directly (most of them list their email addresses in their bios).
All those spam emails you get about making money from online surveys aren’t as crazy as they seem. You can in fact make money from taking surveys online. Will you make enough to pay the bills? Probably not. This work is best left for side money rather than something you rely on for rent. You can get paid different money for different types of surveys, but you will have to prove that you fit the demographic the survey is targeting. Answer the questions honestly and you will see which surveys you are qualified to take.
My next self-funded business hit $160,000 in revenue in its first year alone. After that first taste of self-made success, I’ve gone on to sign consulting contracts worth tens of thousands of dollars with startups like LinkedIn and Google, launch profitable online courses, and build a following of hundreds of thousands for this blog and my podcast series.
I have tried this, I think I chose the wrong niche, but I was generating a couple of hundred a month. I would like to give it another shot in the future. It required allot of facebook group participation initially to build up traffic and a reputation. But all dooable. I’d say it would take about 1–2 years to establish yourself if you are focusing your efforts on getting traffic, doing something everyday to help promote your store.
If you have anything you don't use anymore, and it's too large to sell online, Craigslist should be your go-to place to sell stuff. In college, you may want to sell all your furniture before moving home from school at the end of the year. Depending on what you own, a few $100 might be better than storing it or transporting it back with you. It's easy to setup a listing and sell anything on Craigslist.
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Are you an interesting person or do you do a cool job? People are always looking for interesting people to officiate their weddings, and you could get paid for it. For example, if you're a skydiver who officiates weddings, you could get paid to host a sky diving wedding ceremony. Since most pastors don't do these extreme sports, it's a great side income for those that do.
Goetz also suggests choosing a theme that’s congruent with your industry. “With branding, you want to look professional, not spammy or creepy.” Gadgets are fun and technical, so his site has bright colors and precise language. “If I were running a men’s fashion store or toy store, I’d change my theme to match the merchandise and brand. Branding is key to converting customer views into sales.”
With the rise of e-commerce, more and more customers are buying online than ever before. And the primary ways that they make their decision are on the price and the quality of the reviews. If someone is searching Amazon and one product has 5,000 5-star reviews and 50 1-star reviews while the competing product has only 100 5-star reviews and 80 1-star reviews, then the customer will likely buy the first product.

Very high commissions: Most ClickBank products pay 70%+ commission. You read that right. So in that case, if you sell a $100 product, you earn $70. You might think that’s way too high to be real, but it is. They’re mainly able to do that because most of their products are digital, which means there are no “production” costs, “shipping” costs or any other costs that are usually associated with physical products, hence the high commissions.
- Having a job is a great way to start making some cash flow, but you should use it to actually start a business. A job isn’t scalable. You only have 24 hours in a day, and you're not even going to work more than 12 hours in a day. Having access to the internet is all you need, you can see that attention is now the new way to becoming successful. The more exposure your brand gets (whether that is from posts, social media, websites, etc) the more opportunities you have to monetize off your traffic. When you have a lot of people's attention, and you create a product, you’re likely to make a sale. THIS IS SCALABLE. Anything you put out on the internet compounds, continually getting more and more traffic that gives you a chance to make a sale. 

One of the best ways students can earn money quickly is to take paid online surveys. There are plenty of legitimate survey companies or sites that will let you create an account with their sites. If you fit the demographic that a survey is targeting, you will most likely qualify to take that survey.  Some great survey sites that pay cash for taking service are listed here.
If you’ve got a way with words and expertise in a niche, there are plenty of sites that will pay for articles and content you write. Think of the sites you read regularly. What can you contribute to them that would be interesting? Research your niche and then look for ways to pitch articles. Many sites will simply have a submission or contact link in the footer. To get started, check out my full guide to becoming a freelance writer on the side and then submit your articles to places like Listverse, TopTenz, A List Apart, International Living, FundsforWriters, and Textbroker.
Looking for a Financial Executive who ...Executive who could acquire new clients by opening their Demat Account. Executive will be getting commission on Per Demat Account Basis. Along with a lifetime opportunity to earn commission from such accounts. Only person with experience in opening demat account/working in financial industry will be preferred.
Starting a podcast, like making a YouTube channel or blog, comes down to telling interesting stories and building an engaged audience. I’m probably sounding like a broken record by now, but you need a niche that you’re interested in and there’s already a demand for. Come up with a list of topics you’d like to talk about and then search iTunes charts, Google Trends and other podcast research sites like cast.market to see what’s currently out there and popular.
You’re there to learn, not to make as much money as possible as quickly as possible. This will allow you to take more time in choosing jobs that are easy enough for you to feel confident about. It will also allow you to make very low bids for your first few jobs, making you competitive even with coders from lower-cost-of-living countries like India and Romania. Lastly, you’ll be able to take your time with each job, so that you can Google things, ask questions on StackOverflow (and in class), and make sure you get the job done right.

Busy professionals outsource their laundry more often than you would think. If you live in a dorm or apartment building, you could offer to start a laundry service for all your friends and neighbors. Instead of them having to make their own trip to the laundromat, you could combine their trip with yours, and charge them a small fee for it. Considering you do laundry each week, this could be a great recurring revenue stream.
Suppose you love fashion or maybe you’re all about the latest and greatest kitchen gadgets. These are both great opportunities for affiliate marketing. However, if your current blog, website or social platform (if you have any of these) might not be the best fit. Try your hand at a pay-per click campaign, all you need is an account, a landing page and a small budget to get started!

It’s sometimes hard to comprehend just how much people love t-shirts. And with the right niche, marketing, and tools, you can create an online t-shirt business that makes you extra money online while you sleep. (Even Bloomberg and Forbes feature stories from entrepreneurs who've done just that.) Services like TeeSpring make it easier than ever to create a t-shirt drop-shipping business where they handle the sales, printing, and shipping, and you’re only responsible for design and marketing. For more tips, check out this simple guide to launching and marketing an online clothing store by my friends over at Selz.


Etsy is the most popular online marketplace for handmade goods and crafts. From bracelets to phone cases, rings, furniture, and more, Etsy is perfect for anyone who is creative and wants to sell their handmade creations. As long as you have the space, this can make for one of the best ways to make money online that can be started with a very limited investment. Consider these 5 steps to starting an Etsy store, from Handmadeology.
The process also involves relatively little monetary investment (domain and hosting), which is great for getting started. At the same time, you don’t have to be the best programmer in the world to make money this way. After all, you’re using the website itself to get people to see programming information and tips. When people find your site valuable to them, you will eventually get some work orders and request for online training courses.
I’m just starting at Clickbank, so I’m a total newbie, but if I want to follow this strategy can I do it promoting just one product, for example, Category>Health & Fitness —> X product. Then, should i start a blog or something like that where i can talk about things related to the product subject? if so, do i have to start making entries about this recurrently? or I can opt for just making an article with a free ebook in exchange to user’s e-mails and follow the process?

If you've developed valuable skill sets or picked up certifications within your industry over the years, offering your consulting services to local business owners can be a lucrative way to make money online. Whether you're an expert marketer, business strategist, or manufacturing aficionado, there's likely a local business owner who's willing to pay you to help them solve an issue with their company. Start with this 18-step checklist to becoming a local business consultant from Karyn Greenstreet and then use my guide to crafting an effective cold email to convince them to hire you.


When it comes to technology involved in creating an online course and taking payments, this is the one thing you don’t need to worry about any more. The good news is that with the tools and resources available nowadays, it’s going to be a piece of cake. In the Profitable Course Academy I walk my students through how to easily create slides, and video lessons and give my personal recommendations when it comes to course hosting platforms.
I have been reading your articles and been seeing landing pages. Question with that, as a newbie, where will you get the ‘bonus’ that you will give to the ones who put their email address. Also, say you used the same method when they are buying products, add bonus. Same question still, where or what type of bonuses would this be. Haven’t gone through all your videos. Maybe you went over it. Will check. Hope you reply on this. Will email you as well. Thanks!
Clickbank is a simple, yet complicated place. In general, it has 2 different functions. One for vendors (product owners) and another one for affiliates (people like you). Vendors publish products (usually digital) and affiliates sell those for them when an affiliate makes a sale, they receive a commission (usually 50%). Clickbank pays anything from $25 to over $150 per sale, depending on the product price and how much vendor is paying in commissions per sale.
@Josh: what you’re suggesting in reply to this comment isn’t realistic. A person on a minimalist lifestyle with no kids and maybe only a wife or GF needs to cover at least $500 USD a month(this is international average living expenses in 1st world countries where there is public transportation, add a hundred or two for fuel costs on a busy 25MPG car). This lifestyle is highly unlikely for pretty much anyone reading your blog.. 

I was actually interested in coding back in my high school days, mostly because I was in a data processing class where they taught binary, cobal, ect. I have since forgotten all of those teachings, lol, but the science has taken on a new life of it’s own. There are people making millions of dollars and never even have to punch a clock. It’s definitely a good industry to get into, and it can really be a good income source if you run your own site offering courses.
As with online coaching and selling eBooks, when you have something you’re skilled at and very passionate about, you can turn that winning combination into offering your services with one-on-one online coaching. Regina Anaejionu will give you a step-by-step plan for putting your skills and experience to work by developing an online coaching business. Check out her content for a jump start on this career.
If you have anything you don't use anymore, and it's too large to sell online, Craigslist should be your go-to place to sell stuff. In college, you may want to sell all your furniture before moving home from school at the end of the year. Depending on what you own, a few $100 might be better than storing it or transporting it back with you. It's easy to setup a listing and sell anything on Craigslist.
Unlike school notes, people need notes taken for everything. For example, senior citizens and disabled persons consistently need help taking notes, and many local Heath and Human Services departments pair up note takers to people in need. If you have time and are willing to travel around town, you could earn a little side income taking notes for the needy.
Find your niche partners, collaborators, and champions: As you’re creating your course, look for notable people who are also creating content in the space. Look att how their businesses operate and incorporate that into your own plan. You can also reach out to any influencers and make them affiliates for your own course. This way, they’ll be incentivized to share your content with their own audiences (which can be a major way to generate your first sales—it helps if you're using one of the best CRMs for small business—and start building your own community!)
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