If you are looking for some genuine ways to make money online, then my friend you are in the right place. Hi everyone, this is Digital Abhi, your digital marketing friend, a contented digital marketer. And in this post, we will see 7 Genuine Ways to Make Money Online.

Also, if you are a video person, you can skip directly to the end of this post where I have embedded a video on the same. Or if you are quite busy, you can just listen to this content in a podcast form.

Make Money Online

Before you start reading this post, I need to tell you one thing. If you are here to find a quick way or a shortcut to earn a handsome amount of money, then, sorry to disappoint you my friend but that’s not going to work.

Each of the ways which I am discussing here needs patience and consistent hard work. None of these ways will make you an overnight millionaire. All this happens in the case of lotteries and jackpots.

So now when I have made my point clear, let’s see the different ways to make money online.


The first way is Freelancing. In freelancing, a person doesn’t work for a company or organization. Instead, the person works independently and can work for several clients at the same time.

To be a successful freelancer, you need to master at least one skill for which you can get paid. It can be web designing, programming, photography, writing, or any other skill in which you are good at. Other than that, you also need some marketing skills, so that you can monetize your talent or your skillset.

Freelancing is generally project-based work. You get paid for the amount of work you do. You can either charge your clients on a contract basis or on the basis of the number of hours of work. There are a lot of freelancing websites which you can try to start your freelancing career. Some of them are UpWork, Fiverr, and Toptal

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Affiliate Marketing

The second way to get your hands on some online cash is Affiliate Marketing. In affiliate marketing, you register yourself as an affiliate partner with a business. And that company or organization pays you some commission for each sale you make for their business. 

Let’s understand this with an example. Take the example of the world’s largest e-commerce business, Amazon. You go to Amazon’s website and sign up as an affiliate partner. Now you will get an affiliate link and whenever someone buys a product from your link, you get paid. 

The commission you get for each sale varies from product to product. It can be 4%, 6% or 12%. Some of the websites even pay 30, 40, and 50% as an affiliate commission. For example, Elegant Themes pay 50% affiliate commission of each sale made by their affiliates.

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Other than that, some also pay their affiliates a fixed price. For example, in Bluehost’s affiliate program, you get $65 for each successful purchase. Some of the good affiliate programs are ShareASale affiliates, Clickbank, and Amazon Associates. 

Since we are discussing Amazon, let me ask you a question. Did you ever think of starting an online business like Amazon? Tell me in the comments section. So, if your answer is ‘Yes’ and the thought of starting an online business ever crossed your mind, then do it now. 

And the next way of making money online is by starting an eCommerce business.

E-Commerce Business

To do this, you need a website or an online store and a product to sell. After you have successfully set up your online store, you need to drive traffic to it and generate sales. The easiest way to set up an online store is through Woocommerce and Shopify. Woocommerce is a WordPress plugin specially designed for online stores and eCommerce businesses. 

And if you need any kind of help or assistance with your online store, tell me in the comments or you can shoot me an email on workwithme@digitalabhi.com. You can also connect with me on social media platforms. All my social media handles are mentioned at the end of the post.


So, the next way of earning online money is Blogging.

Make Money Online with Blogging

It is one of the best ways to monetize your writing skills. In this, you have to put some relevant content and information which can help your readers. 

The most basic way of earning through a blog is Google Adsense. Once you have put some relevant content on your blog, you can apply for Google Adsense. And once approved, Google will start showing ads on your website and you can then start generating revenue from it.

The other way of earning through a blog is sponsorship. Once you start getting a decent number of visitors on your blog, you can get sponsorships in your niche. There are a lot of other ways through which you can generate revenue from a blog. We will discuss them in the upcoming posts.

You can start a blogging website with a very low investment. Although, there are plenty of methods to start blogging for free. But I would suggest you to invest a little bit of money so that you can get some quality services. 

Blogging for Dummies – step by step guide to start a blog -
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The next way to earn online money is by creating and selling Online Courses.

Online Courses

Each of us has a skill or talent in which we are better than others. If you also have a skill in which you are a master and you can also teach it to others, then this way to earn online money is for you. There are a lot of platforms that you can use to create and sell your online courses. Some of them are Udemy, Skillshare, and Thinkific. 

The next platform which I am going to tell you about gets the highest number of searches after Google. Yes, you got it right, it’s YouTube.


For this, you need to create a YouTube channel and put some great content on it. After completing 1000 subscribers and 4000 hours of watch time, you can apply for Adsense. It is the most basic way of monetizing your YouTube channel. 

Similar to blogging, once you start getting a decent number of views on your videos, you can get sponsorships in your niche and industry. There are a lot of other ways to earn money online from a YouTube channel. We will discuss them in further videos.

Micro Jobs

The next way to earn money online is micro-jobs. As the name suggests, in this you get micros tasks or small tasks to complete. Data entry and transcribing are examples of micro-jobs. There are a lot of websites that can help you to get you some micro-jobs. 

The micro-jobs are good when you want to earn some extra money. But the thing you need to know is that these are temporary and also the payment you get is low.

7 Genuine Ways to Make Money Online

Conclusion (Ways to Make Money Online)

There are a lot of ways to make online money. In this post I have shared 7 Genuine ways to make money online. These 7 ways are:

  • Freelancing
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • E-Commerce Business
  • Online Courses
  • Blogging
  • YouTube
  • Micro Jobs

General FAQ

What are the different ways to make money online?

These are the 7 ways through which you can generate an online income: Freelancing, Affiliate Marketing, E-Commerce Business. Online Courses, Blogging, YouTube, Micro Jobs.

Thanks a lot for taking out time to read this post. I hope you got some value from this and if you did do let me know in the comments. Also, if you have any doubts, questions, or queries, you can shoot it in the comments section below.

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