Legitimate ways to earn money online has been the dream of many internet users for a long while now. But due to the numerous scams, a multitude of users have lost their online cash cow dream.

If you’ve been scammed before on the internet, it could be hard for an online money-making venture. But don’t despair! I’ve taken the time to select 25 legitimate ways to earn money online. All these methods won’t put you at risk if you follow proper procedure.

25 Legitimate Ways to Earn Money Online
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The internet is a gold mine in many sectors, and you could make good money with hard work and experience in tow. Here are 25 Legitimate Ways to Earn Money Online:

1. Create online courses and market your expertise

Do you have expert knowledge on a certain topic? Can you create a course from what you know? Then make an online course from what you’ve got upstairs, and a lot of people will get your knowledge, for a price of course! According to Forbes Magazine,  Global Industry Analysis projected that e-learning would reach $107 Billion in 2015 and it did. Research and Markets forecast e-learning will grow to $325 Billion by 2025. This could not be a better time to create an online course.


2. Launch a YouTube channel

When you’ve launched your YouTube channel, that’s not where it ends when cash is what you need. Your channel needs to get up to a thousand subscribers with thousands of hours of viewing time. Then you’ll need to get approved for the Partner Program. After this, you’ll be paid a certain amount for every 1000 views.

Five billion Youtube videos are watched around the world every day and the figure is growing.

You can make money on Youtube as an advertiser platform and as an advertiser. As an advertiser, you pay YouTube for Preroll, Bumpers, or TrueView ads that get your videos in front of potential buyers. As an ad platform, you publish videos that are watched enough to host others’ content as a paid affiliate or YouTube Partner.

3. Go freelance

Going freelance will give you the opportunity to sell various skills for a certain fee. Do be careful though, and follow the rules of your chosen platform to avoid being scammed. If you a good writer you could make money writing articles, e-books, wen copies, etc. You could joints sites like Upwork.com, Fiverr.com, Guru.com, Craigslist, etc.

4. Get paid for testing websites

There’re sites in the development stage. Before release, these sites have to be tested by the general public. If you’ve got the talent for testing websites, then you can give it a shot for a decent fee.

5. Market products on Shopify

Shopify gets you a platform to sell your wares, whatever they may be, hassle-free. Also, you could market the products of other makers and get paid nonetheless.

6. Sell your voice through ACX

ACX is linked to Amazon and is the platform for recording eBooks as audio files. Most authors have the power of the pen but don’t have the voice to go with it. What you should do is get your voice marketed on ACX and get cash for transforming written words to audio files.

7. Write eBooks and sell them

Get your book written and sell them off on Amazon Kindle. There’re other stores, but Kindle’s the place where you’re assured a better pay.

8. Sell your graphic design skills

If you’re a pro graphic designer, there’re lots of people who are in dire need of your services. From fashion design companies to book publishers, your skills are in demand.

9. Make answers available on JustAnswer.com

If you’ve got pro expertise, maybe as a vet, doctor, journalist, etc. you could answer questions on www.justanswer.com and get paid.

10. Get crafty and sell on Etsy

Are you good at handcrafts? If yes, you can sell your goods on Etsy with great ease. Hand chains, necklaces, braces and the like are traded online every day for cash on www.etsy.com

11. Become a YouTube influencer

It’s not a day’s job to be successful as a YouTube influencer. But when you’re popular for providing valuable, correct info, you’ll be a force in your niche and get paid by brands to vouch for their products.

12. Sell photos online

Photo companies are more than willing to pay for your stock photos. So, stop wasting your good photos on your smartphone and get some cash from them!

13. Be a VA for businesses

If you’re in love with an office setting, then being a virtual assistant is a sure way to make money online. There’s lots of stuff you could get paid for as a VA. And the possibilities of your income stream increasing are very much real. You could get hired as a VA on Fiverr, UpWork, and more sites.

14. Become a Language Tutor

Right now, teaching English is the in-thing for raking in cash through language lessons. If you’ve got the knowledge, then there’re lots of people willing to pay you through sites such as Indeed, Remote.co, and more for your skills.

15. Market domain names

If a company’s got up and running and needs the domain name you have, you could broker a deal that’ll turn your life around. Even if the results may not come instantly, there’s a chance you could get paid for your domain name info in the future. So, look at it as a future investment.

16. Transliterate Audio Files

Transliteration is one skill not covered with a lot of accolades, but it’s still a bankroller in its own right. There’re tons of transcription sites willing to give you the right amount of cash for rewriting audio and interview files.

17. Become a Guest Writer

Sites will pay you a decent sum when you’ve got the skills and knowledge to write on a certain niche. Guest writing may come more often than you think, especially when you’ve got a knack for churning out informative, hot content!

18. Use Your Proofreading Skills

Just like writing, proofreading of texts will get you paid a good amount to improve already written work. When your skills are proven, there’s tons of work sure to come your way!  Sites such as Fiverr, Contena, among others make your proofreading skills a true bankroller indeed.

19. Sell software

Get software built if you’ve got the talent for it. And the upside of this venture is that you’ve got total control over your software if you don’t want to market to a larger company.  You’ll get paid for downloads and in-app purchases.

20. Become an Affiliate marketer

All you need to do for money is register as an affiliate on your chosen store (Amazon, eBay, etc). After this, you need to get products linked to your parent site. Whenever someone opts to buy a product through your link, you’ll earn a commission.

21. Sell used goods online

You can get a mean yard sale going online. Amazon and other large retail companies have options where you can sell old goods for good value.

22. Become an e-News columnist

If you’ve got the skills to get a story in an appealing format to readers, then this is the right choice for you. Most news sites hire remote writers to handle their news content. If you’re proven to report correct details in your write-up, you won’t find work hard to come by.

23. Get your analytical skills on sale

If you’re good at analyzing data, then sites such as Freelancer.com, Fiverr, FlexJobs, and more are for you. Make money with your skillset and passion for crunching numbers without end!

24. Become a video editor

Editing videos on sites is another easy way to make money online. There’re lots of sites with tons of users in need of video editor. So, lend your experience for a decent fee.

25. Build and sell websites

A lot of people need websites for their businesses, but very few people know how to get these sites built. You can use your web development skills to get the site complete, then sell it off for a determined sum.


Here’re more than two dozen ways to get cash online.  Focus on one of the 25 Legitimate Ways to Earn Money Online.  Some may be more lucrative than others, you may gravitate toward one due to interest but whatever you do, take it to the next level. But who knows what will happen to your financial status when you focus on the ways here?!

You shouldn’t focus on why you can’t do something, which is what most people do. You should focus on why perhaps you can, and be one of the exceptions.”   – Steve Case

All of us are capable of doing exceptional things. This obviously includes you. What are you waiting for?

Henry Ford said, “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”

To your success.

Casimir Biriyok

P.S. If you ask me to recommend one piece of information that would help you get started and become a success, I will recommend you attend this Webinar by clicking here or evergreensuccesswebinar.com Attend the training and be sure to take notes. John has helped thousands of people succeed and you could be next.

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    4 replies to "25 Legitimate Ways to Earn Money Online"

    • Lydia Audu

      commenting on related article on Home based business opportunities; make money online. This article is an excellent guideline almost probably equal to the training by bank university. In the spirit of complementing steady income, i thinks a good percentage of people are already on internet business e.g i have seen people happy as they receive money via YouTube by the use of their skills. However, a greater percentage too do no know how to start ,be committed and become successful, some people also despise small start while some see internet jobs as stressful and tasking buying and selling of products / services. On general i must congratulate you for the efforts in writing such article to educate and help people towards self growth and development.

    • Lydia Audu

      It is true i have heard many people talking about numerous internet scams and so many have lost interest but i like your advice ” don’t despair “. Thanks for carefully selecting 25 legitimate methods to earn money online without at risk if properly follow the right process and so there is no excuse for all those willing to begin, I think this is stimulating and should help people to begin to establish interest for self development.

      • Casimir Biriyok

        Hi Lydia, thank you for visiting my blog. I am glad that you found this article interesting. Hope you will find time to go through other interesting articles. Please let me know if you want me to write more on any aspect of home business opportunities.

      • Casimir Biriyok

        I am glad you find some interesting. I really hope one will be able to make a difference

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