Can I Make Money OnlineThis is definitely a popular question…

Can I make money online?

The quick and simple answer is …


Of course, the next question has to be…



Before I go any further I need to stress that I’m only talking about ‘ethical and legal methods’.  There are more than enough people and businesses on the internet who are more than happy to part you from your money in whatever way they can.

I’ve been caught before and it not only reduces your bank balance with no return but puts a hole in your self confidence and increases your stress levels.

I’ve given a quick description for each method but have to say that I haven’t tried all of them.  Some I wouldn’t because of my own limitations and others seem a little too risky but that doesn’t mean they are scams or unethical.

Below I’ve listed a variety of different methods but, to be honest, this is only scratching the surface.


Amazon has many different ways for you to make money online including Amazon Associates(their affiliate program), Mechanical Turk and FBA (Fulfillment By Amazon).

For information follow this link Learn About How To Earn Money With Amazon and learn about more ways to earn online with Amazon.

Affiliate Marketing


Affiliate marketing is when you promote products by other people or businesses Wealthy Affiliateby referring  potential customers to their website.

You are paid when a sale is completed and you are paid a commission on the sale price.  The commission can vary enormously depending on the product.  

Amazon is probably the biggest business using affiliate marketing and although their commission is relatively low they have millions of  products to promote.

As commission is only paid for actual sales, this is a cost effective method for businesses to use to promote their products.

Buy And Sell Domain Names

An Introduction to Buying And Selling Domain Names

A domain name is another name for a website name.  My website’s domain name is

This methods needs you to buy a domain name from somewhere such as or and then selling that name online.

The name of the game here is to buy low and sell high.

This is not something I’ve tried but there are lots of resources available to show you how to do this.  Remember though, there will be so many people offering you a product that can make you rich if you buy their product which they will try to convince you is the only way to buy and sell domain names.


Yep, this really is a way of earning money online and it even has its own title…I can make money online


This, obviously, isn’t a reliable income source but there are people who make a full time income from it.

Of course you need to enter a huge number of competitions and this takes time.

Many competitions just ask you to enter your details or email address but some are a little more detailed.

If you have time on your hands and enjoy competitions then this seems to be an enjoyable method of earning an income but it is an unreliable method.



Ebay is a great way of selling some unwanted items or creating your own selling business.

There are costs involved when selling on Ebay.  At the time of writing, you can list 20 items free of charge and then a cost is involved.  A percentage of the sale also goes to Ebay.




Basically, Etsy is an online shopping mall for those wanting to make, sell and buy unique goods.

If you are a crafter then this may be a good place to sell your designs.

It’s also a very pretty place to visit and if you are looking for something special then it’s a good place to start.



“Fiverr® is the world’s largest marketplace for services.”

If you have a service to offer then you can add it to Fiverr.  It’s quite an extraordinary place.

Whether you want to offer a service such as; copywriting, transcription, cartoons, logo design or something like, ‘promoting your business in yoghurt on my bare legs!’, there is an opportunity for you at Fiverr.

I strongly suggest you pop along and see what it is all about.

I know that some people make a full time income by selling their services on Fiverr.

Work from homeFreelancing

Freelancing is a way of being self employed whilst offering your services to single or multiple clients.

As a freelancer, you set up your service, how much to charge and also choose your clients.

There are benefits to freelancing including working from home, setting your working hours and choosing your own clients.

The downside is that it can take a while to create a portfolio and a list of suitable clients.

There are a number of online agencies who can help you find work and I’ve listed some below.

Get Paid To Tweet

To be honest, I don’t know much about this method so I’ll give you the I can make money onlinelink to the website and you can so if it is something you might find interesting.

No Risk Matched Betting

For the gamblers out there I’ve included this method.

I’m not a gambler so I’m not sure of all the technical jargon but I do know people who have earned a substantial amount of cash through using this method.

Below is a link to a post giving all the details of this.

Online Surveys

I have written a post about earning money through completing online surveys.I can make money online

Have a look here ‘Can you make money doing online surverys’

Start Your Own Business Website

This sounds so scary doesn’t it?  But…

Honestly it isn’t.

I had never used the internet for anything other than research up to 3 and half years ago but now my websites are providing an income so I can live my life comfortably.

Below is the training video that I used to teach me how to build my first website.

Create a Website in Under 30 seconds

My recommendation would be to start your business online but, as you can see, there are so many other methods of earning money without leaving the comfort of your own home.

As I said, this is just a drop in the ocean when it comes to ways to earn money online but don’t get caught up in any scams.

This is a great way to earn whilst staying in your comfort of your own home so don’t let any unscrupulous people invade your space.


  1. Melanie

    This is a really good post. You have summarised everything beautifully. I didn’t know you could make money filling online surveys, but as you say, you wont make a mountain of money doing that. But’s great to have this list to keep in mind 🙂
    Thank you.

    • Jackie

      Hey Melanie, thanks for stopping by.
      Yep, you can make money from online surveys but the return on your time would be minimal.
      Still, if you only wanted a little bit on cash coming in I suppose it’s easy work.
      Take care

  2. Adam


    You’ve hit the nail on the head in this post. There are far to many make money quick online scams that every prospective and current business owner needs to watch out for. Wealthy affiliate is definitely a nice program to work with.

    I have sold on ebay for 4 years straight and pay my bills from that income. I also sell on Amazon, less successfully. The competition is stiff for would be sellers. Thank you for this for this article.

    • Jackie

      Hello Adam
      Thank you for reading.
      Well done for conquering Ebay. Do you write about it somewhere?

  3. Jeremy

    Great info Jackie, I like you included many ideas that seem outside of the box in addition to the usual suspects. Thanks!

    • Jackie

      Lol, Oh Jeremy I feel there are still thousands of ‘out of the box’ online money making ideas.
      Thank you for reading

  4. John Savage

    This post is packed with goodness!!!

    Ive used and love a number of the platforms you suggest.

    Some of them Ive not heard of such as No risk matched betting or Esty but will 100% take a look!

    Thank you once again!

    • Jackie

      Hey John, thanks for stopping by.
      Matched Betting is a bit of a mystery to me I have to say but Etsy is worth a look.

  5. Simon

    Hi Jackie,
    Great post.
    I keep wondering whether to start affiliate marketing. I have a niche and the products I would like to promote are on Amazon so I could make a start.
    I gather Wealthy Affiliate teaches you how to set-up a website and market it. My only concern is for a newbie like myself:
    How can I get people to my website when I will be competing with the larger companies on-line. Is there a way around this?
    Looking forward to your reply,

    • Jackie

      Hello Simon
      Three years ago I was a complete novice when it came to internet marketing but have learnt everything I know from Wealthy Affiliate.
      The training is the best and the support can’t be equalled.
      I would always recommend WA because I know what it has done for me.
      Good luck


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