Skip to main content

Looking for Extra Coins? 14 Best Ways to Make Money Online

Miriam loves sharing information about alternative sources of gaining income. Life can be messy without sufficient finances.

Looking for extra coins? 14 best ways to make money online

Have you ever felt that the money you are earning in your employment/business is not enough? Are you unemployed? Do you have a lot of free time and you are wondering how to use that free time? Have you wondered how you can make more cash? Then you are in the right place. Online business is one of the best ways to make extra cash when you get committed to it. Making money online is both for unemployed and employed people. Some people make it a full-time job once they get clients who can offer those jobs frequently. This depends on how reliable and fast a freelancer can have the work done. The following are the fourteen best ways to make money online.


Content writers are very marketable especially with changing marketing needs of users. To stand out you must study and understand the market trends and market yourself to Managers who provide job opportunities. You must not only know how to market complicated matters but also how to pass the information to fulfill the marketing objectives. Various websites offer different tasks. By creating an account for free, one can apply for tasks. Some of the websites such as,,, and require one to provide details of their skills so that clients can choose the skills which best suits them. The client only pays upon satisfaction of the work done. Payment methods may be online such as having a PayPal account which is preferred by most people provided the service is available in that country.

Starting your website

Nowadays you do not need to have skills in web development to own a website. There are many ways one can have a website such as using word, among others. All you need to do is to create a domain name and choose the web design, format, and layout and you are good to go. Once your website is up and running, one can apply for a Google Ad sense account which will be running on your website, and once clicked by the website visitors you earn for each click. The more traffic to your website the higher the earnings.

Affiliate marketing

This is usually a symbiotic relationship between the website owner and companies advertising their products and services. The link of those companies are inserted into your website and once visiting users click the link to buy the product from your website you earn a commission for every purchase.

Virtual assistantship (VA)

This involves professionals working from home for services such as email correspondence, customer service, editing, scheduling appointments, marketing, bookkeeping, blog management, and writing. For one to work as VA, they require MS office skills and can choose to work as an employee or set up their own business. Then you can sign up on any one of these sites including, 24/7 virtual assistant, FlexJobs, People per Hour, and Virtual staff finder.

Language translating

Knowing another language other than English can help you earn money. Most clients who need translation require translators since purchasing translation software can be costly. The clients post such jobs on websites such as,,, and where they can get professionals who can translate for a fee.

Online tutor

Being an expert in a certain area can earn you money. All you need is to create your course modules as per the format created by the online platform and the course is ready and available to prospective students. These online classes cover all ages across the globe provided the learning platform is covered in that geographical location and available in the local language. Most popular online platforms include,,,,,, and Once your course is running on the platform, students can buy from the platform and you earn money.

Content writing

Writing articles is not like blogging and one is required to follow specific requirements such as writing style, font style and some require references. The client will always specify his or her writing requirements. Once the client is satisfied, you are paid for it. It is important to create a niche and concentrate on it to become an expert in that area. In the long run, your returns will increase.

Blog writing

Most people begin blog writing as a passion or hobby and eventually earn high returns from it. Identifying a niche is also important which helps visitors to log in to your blog because they know you have the content that they require. Platforms such as WordPress and Tumblr are good starting points even if you don’t have any programming knowledge. Once you set up the account and customize it the way it suits you, you can begin blogging.


You can use your camera to create content and upload it to YouTube. First, you create an account with YouTube then you can upload your videos. YouTube accepts content ranging from cooking to politics however there are guidelines to be followed and your content must match the laws and regulations. Once you have your content, you can begin monetizing it although the process of monetization must meet a certain number of subscribers and watch hours so that you can qualify.

Kindle eBook

If you love writing books this is the place for you. You can write books and publish them with kindle direct publishing. Once published, it meets readers on Amazon in less than 5 minutes. You will earn a percentage in royalty on sales to customers in India, Canada, The USA, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, Brazil, UK, Mexico, and Australia.

Scroll to Continue

Online influencer

If you have a skill that many people struggle with, you can share the knowledge through a blog, podcast, YouTube, or any other social media platform. Although it may take time to grow your audience, in the long run, you can make good money by selling your service or product once you grow your followers. Consistency is key if you have to influence people to follow you.

Micro-financing at Fiverr

This is one of the largest marketplaces for digital services. You can make use of your creativity and profession in areas such as advertising, business, video & animation, translation, graphic design, and many more Fields. All you need to do is to sign up and sell your service. The uniqueness of your product or service will attract many buyers.

Freelance web designer

Creative web designing can make you earn money if you stand out against competitors. Clients are often concerned with results and if you can design a beautiful website you can get clients to buy your website. As a freelance web designer, you must market your work since Marketing agencies charge high prices and you may end up getting very little after hard work if you choose to advertise your product or service with them. Make your work visible by taking the initiative to make your product known to people.


This requires listening and writing what you hear. It requires high skill in detail and fast typing. The fast you can type the more work you can transcribe and the higher the pay.


From the above discussion, there are various ways one can increase their income. Choose one or more methods that best suits you and join millions who have benefited from working online. Both employed and unemployed qualify for the jobs provided they meet the required regulations.

This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.

© 2021 Miriam Syombua Mutisya


Miriam Syombua Mutisya (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on August 03, 2021:

Thanks Nishantshrimali. Am happy it was of great help to you.

Nishant Shrimali on August 03, 2021:

Great article Miriam

Miriam Syombua Mutisya (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on July 31, 2021:

In the digital world, we can earn money without necessarily being hired and sit in an office. With a computer or laptop and good internet, you are set and can earn money if you are committed to working. Take up the challenge and be financially independent.

Related Articles