Make Money Online Now – Top Ways To Start Making Money Online

After taking my Speech Power class, I dashed to my desktop and read my emails. Suddenly, an email subscriber caught me online and instant messaged me on gTalk. He needed help he said, we conversed for bout 10 minutes.

I won’t paste his exact words here but he surely needs to make a quick buck right away. The guy has no experience online whatsoever, just a stinky ol’ job with a minimum salary.

Although I don’t really promote the “Make money now” model because internet marketing should be treated as a business and most of these techniques require a whole lotta work – there are just times where we need to start making money now.

So for bout an hour, I hunted for ways to make money online now, researched them thoroughly and collected useful links to support it.

Without further ado, here they are:

Data entry

Have an I.Q. of 60 and above? (Who doesn’t?!) Data entry is simply transcribing a different form of data into another form. For example, scanned pages of a book and handwritten letters into a Microsoft Word format.

In advanced jobs, it can be the transcribing of a different program. Be careful though, with just one mistake even a single space can cause a whole lotta errors in the program. So if you want to take the job, you have to be a patient typist and as accurate as an eagle.

Paid to click

I bet even a caveman can do this. You view a website for a certain amount of time and after that time expires, you are credited for bout $0.01-0.05 which is actually peanuts. But hey, do it for around an hour a day and you’ll get a bunch of peanuts!

And did I tell you that some paid to click sites offer second tier commissions? If you refer a friend you will be given a certain amount depending on their activity. Imagine referring 10 friends, 100 or even 1000?! That would give you a truck load of peanuts!

There are literally thousands of get paid to click sites, but the best probably is Clixsense. They’ve paid a whole lotta members ranging from two figures to even four figures! (Check their forum for success stories)

Graphic design

Do you know how to pull in heavy graphics out of thin air? Or do you have a clean and simple minimalist mind that a few are looking for?

If you eat and breathe design, why not get hired for an hour or two and do designs for people. There are loads of webmasters looking for graphic designers who pay bout $50-$100 for just a simple logo.

Most graphic designers use Adobe Photoshop – that is very costly, get Gimp. It’s free.


On the other hand, if you’re not a right brain kind of guy. Try coding.

You convert image designs of a website into a real live website. If you get the hang of it, you can make a high quality coded webpage for bout 30 minutes only. If you don’t know how to code HTML/CSS, go to HTMLdog to learn it step by step.

For a more sophisticated job. PHP, Perl, Cgi and many other programming jobs are also available on the said forums.


Probably one of the easiest way to make money online now – writing.

The biggest online company Google, what are they doing? Directing people to content right? And one kind of content aside from videos and images are written articles.

Internet marketers need content to feed Google and their visitors. Some people are just not into writing – well most webmasters are not into it really (I’m glad I am not one of them) so what they do is hire writers for $3-$5 for every 300 word article.

Don’t know the topic they are requesting? No problem! Use our friendly household tool – Google.

Buy and sell

On the early days of my online venture, I used to buy private label products (Articles, ebooks, etc.) at a very low price say $5 per package and repackage them for every specific niche. Then create a name for it, new graphics and it’s out on the market.

You can also buy and sell websites. Buy a cheap one, develop it a lil’ bit and then sell it on the same day.

Paid surveys

Tons of people are saying that it’s a big scam because it’s uber easy and has a big payout – but hey, they’ve been around for a very looong time. Why? Some do really pay.

So, are you up for sharing your personal information OR maybe sharing your fictional information? ;-)

If you want to fill out surveys, sign up for Cash Crate as they have maintained a good reputation overtime – and they have an easy smooth interface, beat that?

SEO services

One major aspect of SEO or search engine optimization is off page optimization. This can be achieved by buidling quality backlinks to a site.

Link building is not that hard when you have the formula but it does require tons of human power. One of the ways to build backlinks is by social bookmarking a site to Digg, Reddit, etc. Another is by submitting it to web directories, leaving blog comments and many other.

This is a big hit right now as loads of webmasters are looking for this service.

Video marketing

This way is out of the blue – offer video marketing services.

If you hang out on Youtube (Who doesnt?!) or other video sites, you may have watched of the phenomenal Will it blend series or maybe Kobe’s fake jump – what do they have in common? They both advertised a product!

Well you don’t have to have a blender to get millions of views, just by rapping, crying or even laughing you can too ;-)

On a serious note, power point slides and video tutorials work well too. Here’s a great example.


Most internet marketers sell variations of their product like say video presentation, audio presentation and text presentation to add more value and most importantly to raise the price.

However, doing so takes a whole lotta time. Imagine transcribing a one hour audio interview into a text presentation.

That’s where you come in. You can offer transcribing services on webmaster forums and charge a per minute rate. All it takes is a good ear and quick hands.

Forum posting

One of the hardest part of running a forum is at the start – your forum is dead quiet. No one is talking and no one want to start talking.

Webmasters’ solution to that is paid forum posting. This will be easy for teens especially if the forums’ topic are games, life and sports. It will be like chatting to your buddy – and being paid! What’s better than that?

Sell pictures

Got a digital camera sitting at home? If you have the artists perspective then why not try selling pictures for stock photos.

Snap pictures of your dog, room or whatever you have in your house then sell them on stock photography sites like iStockPhoto and StockExpert. Just don’t forgot to keep your privacy ;-)

Sell emails

It has been said tons of times and proved by loads of marketers – the money is in the list, and it’s good that even startup companies are paying people to visit their website via AdWords just to capture leads.

Try to do a quick search for “Web Design Las Vegas” in Google (This might not work on some countries because ads are geographically targeted, so I would suggest using a US based proxy). Did you know that the top 1-3 ads under the “Sponsored Links” are paying around $6 per click?!

So what if you make it easier for them? You capture the leads then sell it to them at a much affordable price?

Get an autoresponder, buy a private label product then give it away to related forums as an incentive to sign up to your list.

Do remember though that in your email capture form, tell them that by joining in your list, they will also be subscribed to other newsletters related to the product they are interested in.

Sell stuff!

Get up and check out your garage. If you see something worth looking at for a minute or two (Probably your dad’s old shoes, jacket or an old photo album) find a unique side that will set as a hook (Let’s say vintage shoes from the 60’s) then sell them on eBay, post an ad on Craigslist and Caching!


Have the guts to do some salestalk to unknown prospects? If you do, then offer brokering services. Broker domain names, websites and even partnership deals. It’s up to you on how you ask for payment – percentage or flat rate.

Best of all, no professional diplomas required, just a reputable grammar, a convincing salestalk and you’re good to go!


General freelance job boards


Niche specific


Of course, for you to receive your hard earned money, you will need to register to the number one payment processor Paypal.


  1. says

    You can also build online stores, track their performance, and then add more content to the stores which show promise. In some cases, you don’t even need to add unique content; simply drive traffic to those stores.

  2. says

    I made money now on, the ptc sites are good i promote a load of them but you really need a load of refs. to start making money now.

  3. says

    Hey great article carl! I have worked on one of the freelance sites scriptlance for a long time now and it makes me a decent living so thats a good one!

    Andrew Pryde (Blog)

  4. says

    I’d blog for a almost a year and can’t deny that blogging is great things happen in my internet venture.

    Think always of the possibilities, always innovate concept that everybody would love. Never mind how much you’ll going to earn or salary you’ll going to take. Love your work, and you’ll find out soon that money were easy as 123…

  5. Rajaie says

    Wow! Great list!
    I have been a member of and I just gave up since I couldn’t get enough referalls.

  6. says

    There are many ways to make money on the net some you don’t need clients for like adsense you just need to drive traffic to your site. But good paid jobs are not easy to find. You need proof that you can do the job. Referrals or a portfolio depending on what you are offering.

  7. says

    Great list Carl! And along the Graphic design category, a lot of people out there are looking for unique, yet cost-effective blog designs. If anybody out there is good at this, now’s the time to offer your services :)

  8. says

    I would say that Carl did post a complete list.

    Be aware of scam products you have to PAY for registration, before you get some work.

    But something is to remember. All those are not huge money makers, they can resolve a short term problem, you aint get rich with them.

    I just thought interesting that Carl posted writing. I think writing is one of the most interesting options out of those listed.

    I just got in Wealthy Affiliate a Article writing software, RAPID WRITER, with which I can write in a few minutes 10 unique articles, keyword targeted. This we get for Free by the way.

    So imagine if you can write 10 Articles in 10 minutes, sell them for 3.- each, and do this each working day, easy $600.- don’t you think so ?

    So if you have a Article writing software similar to the one we got in Wealthy Affiliates, you should consider Article writing as one of the easiest possibilities to make a fast buck.


    A proud Wealthy Affiliate Member

  9. says

    Good list.

    And a few extra points.
    1-One of the easiest way of making money quickly is brokering. It is easy and very profitable.

    2-Buying and selling domain names are one of the best ways to make money qucickly. Buy good domain names for cheap prices and then sell it on domain selling websites for very high prices.

    3-Look at old books out of print, explore them and make your own inorfmation product using it and sell it with Clickbank account using classified ads or ezine lists.

    4-Take profitable affiliate or membership program and contact list owners related with that niche, mage agreement sending your product or affiliate program to their list instead sharing the revenue etc.


  10. says

    I think a mixture of more than one can be more profitable. say for example you write along with which you do forum posting or do data entry. I generally don’t appreciate sticking to one way.

  11. Chandra Dev says

    Among the various ways, data entry or affiliate program using ppc advertising is one of the fastest ways to make money online. One may like to concentrate on this.

  12. Christine Wells says

    Hit the “MAKE $5,000 A WEEK” banner ad at the top of this page!!

    This is a real business opportunity with unlimited executive income including residual income.

  13. says

    Good information carl. Even forex is a way of earning good money. However, you must have interest and also proper training to jump into that field coz its highly risk driven. Anyways, you can give it a shot if u want. Also surveys do pay. U cant expect a lot but surely does pay. I have earned $100 per month through surveys. Thats a good money indeed. But now i am not concentrating much on them. :)

  14. says

    Freelancing looks bater then any other option u mentioned here
    but Video Marketing sound good to me can u give me some more detail on video marketing?

  15. says

    That is some great info there carl. This will helps anyone who want to make money online in a fast way. Although quality is also important in any task. This is to build a long link between you and your client. I also started as a service provider for webmaster. I could say im doing ok now.

  16. says

    I make money through writing. It has been quite rewarding. I enjoy it and I can do it anytime, anywhere I want.

  17. says

    Hi Carl,

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge! I’m always looking for ways to improve myself and I’m glad to have found your blog. Thank you for sharing with us.


  18. says

    I love to do forum posting. In fact, I have done this many times before, and while some have paid me truthfully, there are other sites that are bogus and will not pay their posters after a done posting task. Be careful when choosing a PTP gig, search for the more established forums that pay their posters. Ask for recommendations from seasoned posters.

  19. says

    Yes, don’t be distracted by all of the people trying to make you lose self-esteem! Also, don’t let the false information found on many sites out there sneak its way into your head, you may be learning the wrong way!

  20. says

    I’ve found lots of way to make money from the internet. From blogs trough ads program, PP programs. Now I’m planning to make a buy and sell sites. Although I don’t have any experiences in the field, I do hope I could find any help for it.

  21. says

    You really rocks Carlo… You accomplished a lot at young age… Thanks for the info it help me a lot…

  22. says

    Of all of the methods you mentioned, i find that buy and sell is the best way for me. Reselling items is a pretty lucrative business, and with the internet, your market size is pratically unlimited!

  23. says

    Wow! That’s great feat for such an age. But which job do you think is the more profittable ones. =) That would help a lot.

  24. says

    wonderful article. great replies from workathomeguy too. alot of the work are not legitimate thou, gettin a legitimate one is tough.

  25. says

    I recently signed up for and am making tons now. I haven’t requested any payments, but I ordered 135 referrals, and currently as I am writing I have about $54.40. It really does work.

  26. says

    I think one of the most important things, when you are looking for this type of work, is how much you will be paid. Some companies pay a lot and some very little and once you have some experience then you need to start making sure that you charge a decent amount of money for the work that you are doing.

  27. says

    That’s a long list of options you’ve compiled there Carlo! But do not expect to find legitimate data entry jobs online any time soon. You’ll have more chances finding a company, office or institution in your local community willing to hire you for that position, than finding one online. You should be skeptical about any company that ask you money up-front to hire you.

  28. kenneth says

    hi. its a very nice information. well i want to make money just as easy as that. would you take turn of helping me how to do that? im 16yrs. old from philippines and iheard about you on the radio and later on i think of it and now im very interested. i hope iyou will help me! thanks! and God bless.

    • CarlCarl says

      You mean old chap? I just turned 15 and I don’t know if I should be happy or not. RFLOL.

  29. kennyjecks says

    A wonderful write up, unselfish and educative. I agree, writing seems to be the most realistic because I have actually made some money through I have searched for other means of making money online but have’nt found. I have given up on survey the all seem to be scams. cheers

  30. says

    wow! nice tips
    i have earned tru writing so far :)
    pero I want a proper part time job sana meron din un mag pa graphics design

  31. Alex says

    Thanks for writing this, great article and blog, really helpful! Being 14 myself I know that finding so much content and maintaining a hugely popular website must be tough!

  32. says

    I found your post very informative and knowledgeable. I am new to blogging. I got great advice to improve my blog. I like your blog very much.

  33. says

    I really like your site. I’m sure I will learn a lot from you. I have bookmarked tour site too.
    By the way, is out, neobux is in. I’m earning $25/day in neobux and pays in a ziffy. I might try making money out of photos since i like taking pictures.

    keep up the good work. I’m a fan.

  34. says

    Hey, I’m looking forward to earn money using my graphic design skills but can’t seem to find the right spot to do it. Where should I go? Should I go to forums? Thanks for sharing these tips.

  35. says

    Hi Carl, thanks for the list of ways to make money online now. I do some of them like the clicking ads and posting in forums, but they require too much effort and too much to earn. Thanks anyway, I will try to do the rest.

  36. Sherri says

    I think I have done a little of everything on this list except for coding, Video, and design. I was expecting to see MLM’s and affiliate programs.

  37. Ivelin says

    How about selling stuff? Having your own information product and selling it is by far the best method. Especiallyf if the product is good and you have a backend like a subscription of some sort(for example a paid membership site) and/or other products.

  38. says

    Good and helpful list. I already start make money from writing. Its fun and enjoyable especially when we got paid. Thanks for the info..

  39. Anonymous says

    does anyone know some websites that pay via check and not paypal? i dont have credit card

  40. says

    I honestly prefer PTC sites (Paid to click) and selling Adspace :3

    Thanks for sharing, Carl.

    Hope you drop by my site sometime ^_^

    Take care and God Bless


  41. Khym says

    it’s nice if you include the legit sites per category. with all those scam sites out there, instead of make money, we loose money!!! What a night mare.. ((( sigh )))

  42. says

    Oh wait, you forgot something kinda epic for gamers and flash games/movies developers.. They can also try or even (they also share ad revenues)

    Hope that counts

  43. says

    You mentioned some of the top, I believe in order to really make money online a person must learn the basic principles of SEO combine with a good affiliate program, in my opinion MLM opportunities offer great long term residual income.

  44. says

    I agree that this has been a complete list. Speaking of freelancing there is Odesk to help even simple Filipinos like us to get started. The registration is free and so does bidding for the jobs. Its free money, great part-time job if you will ask me. I earn around $400 per month from this, and i am still studying! :)

  45. says

    Hello carl,
    Nice blog on how to make money online particularly on the top ways to make money online.
    However, as an experienced affiliate marketer; I have found that there is a better and faster way to make money online now and that is through Cost Per Action marketing or popularly called CPA marketing. This one is far powerful way of making money online based on my experience. With CPA marketing, you can get paid in cost per action like a successful email or zip submit. You do not have to make a sale in order to make a commission. This made CPA marketing as one of my favorite ways of making money online. For those of you out there who wants to follow my path, you can get my methods on my link above.

  46. says

    tried PTCs, whether scam or legitimate, but no luck. it is only a waste of time and money. Engaging in Affiliate programs using your own site might take time but if you keep focusing on it and stay positive, then you can earn for a living for a long term

  47. eXvingel says

    this great information. can you instruct me on this . im just a newbie on this working online.

  48. says

    To me writing and having excellent Content is probably the most important thing Google is focusing on. I am talking more about the written word and not really videos and images. If you have a gift for writing like you do Carl, count it as a blessing. Other than a few fluctuations here and there, Google will like you for a long time ;)

    For those who cannot write or do not like it then learn how or hire some quality writers. Your best bet though, is to really master the craft of writing . It will take you a long way in this business !

  49. says

    Data entry is interesting to many people. I once tried to find a reliable site which offers data entry jobs, but couldn’t find any that has a reputation of being 100% reliable, while it’s obvious that there are a lot of scams.

  50. says

    Clear written article to make money online. Hats off to the author and thanks for sharing the information. Yes, people can earn money online by their hidden talents and skills.

  51. says

    Well, I rather find the list amusing. Though there are actually those kind of online money making sites, they don’t really get you somewhere. The list was written in 2008. PTCs were in an all-time-high and survey sites… you should pay them first before you can earn something.

    If you want to make some cash at this day and age, in the internet at that, you should try in affiliate sites and game sites.

    And it’s not all about money making… I am a member of a online community that helps one another to really make some money on the side. They offer free trainings for you to become a real online marketer, not just posting banners and links and stuffs, but real online marketer with ethics and all. Also, we do it in a fun, fun way. Think of a facebook community with all the games and social networking but with money in it. Facebook don’t pay their members. We do.