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10 Real Ways to Earn Additional Income Online

Updated on June 27, 2017

Are you one of those who is trying to find real ways to earn additional income online?

Today, there are millions of people who are eyeing the internet to earn a decent income from. That is the reason that unscrupulous persons proliferate to take advantage of those seeking to make an honest buck online.

Here is a list of 10 Real Ways to Earn Additional Income Online:

1. Writing and Selling eBooks

If you know how to write, consider writing an eBook to sell online. The market is a bit saturated with eBooks but the ones that teach technical know-how still sell.

Selling eBooks can earn you some passive income but you have to put in some amount of effort before you can see a stream of earnings.

Writing eBooks does not require a huge investment but you need to spend a lot of time writing the eBooks and marketing them.

You can sell eBooks through Amazon’s Kindle Program.

2. Sell Photos Online

If you love photography, you can make money by selling your photographs online.

You can sell your photos directly from your website (if you have one) or sell them on microstock websites. If these sites approve your application, you can upload your photos to their sites and start selling.

The downside though is that most microstock websites only give a small percentage of the sale to the photographer.

Sometimes, photographers receive only 30% commission on the sale. There are sites which give even less percentage depending on the popularity of your photos.

Examples of microstock websites that can help you sell your photos are Shutterstock, CanStockPhoto, and iStock Photo.

3. Be A Virtual Assistant

A virtual assistant means someone who provides services to individuals, companies, or organizations, but they do them online or “virtually.”

Virtual assistants do not just do secretarial or administrative assistant jobs, but other online jobs, such as:

  • writing for someone
  • tutoring
  • researching
  • editing
  • copywriting
  • transcription
  • data entry
  • bookkeeping
  • graphic designing
  • and many jobs that can be performed online

A virtual assistant job is one of the best ways to make money online while working at home. There are guidelines in the internet on how you can become a virtual assistant because it is not as easy as “apply and get the job.”

4. Blogging

You can make money blogging by following these steps:

  • Set up a blog
  • Create content for your blog
  • Promote your Blog (find readers)
  • Build engagement with your readers
  • Start making money from the readership that you have

Blogging takes time and hard work to generate income. You have to lay the foundation well before your blog can take off.

The most successful bloggers on the internet today took years before they started to earn passive income (in thousands of dollars, mind you).

If you to do it correctly, you can earn that much, too… in years…

5. Create Video Tutorials on YouTube

You can make money creating video tutorials on YouTube but it can take you time to start earning. A woman who is making money from her video make-up tutorials said that it took her more than 2 years to start earning.

Now, she is earning from her videos and most of the make-up companies whose products she use in her tutorials send her samples of those same products.

Her video channel has become her business and she is making money online while staying home with her daughter. How about you? Do you have 2 years to build your online business?

If you don’t start now, when are you going to start? Two years will pass with or without your online business. Why don’t you use your two years wisely. Create your YouTube Channel now.

6. Earning from PTC Sites

PTC or Paid-To-Click sites are the easiest way to make money online but don’t get excited because the money you earn here can never pay for your bills. PTC are for people who can afford to waste a lot of time in front of the computer.

You spend 15 to 30 minutes a day clicking ads, doing micro jobs, and sometimes doing surveys and you earn cents or even a fraction of a cent.

But some of them have a referral system where you can earn some commission from the work of your referrals.

If you are one of those gifted with the ability to recruit people, you can make additional money from PTC sites.

7. Writing Articles Online

There are people who are making a substantial amount of money writing articles online.

There are sites where you can write articles, such as but I read somewhere that it is a very tough site to break into.

You can also try to write for iWriter where you can sign-up for free and start earning money. Just be very sure that you submit quality articles so your work can be readily accepted.

8. Solving Captchas

I know a few people who are earning hundreds from solving captcha. Two of the most popular sites to solve captcha are Protypers and Megatypers.

These sites pay you a certain amount for solving and typing captchas in 15 seconds or less. You are paid about $1 for every 1,000 captchas that you solve.

The problem is that you can easily be booted out from your session. If you think 15 seconds is long enough, try typing a captcha. For 3 errors or misses, you are booted out. And many times, captchas are not available (depending on your geographic location).

Solving captcha is for those endowed with so much patience, and those with quick-typing abilities. If you have these qualities, then solving captchas might be a good source of additional income for you.

Can you solve this?
Can you solve this?

9. Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate Marketing is one of the easiest ways to earn online. It is an internet-based system where you earn money from referring customers to another business.

You use your affiliate link to refer customers to a business where you are an affiliate. So the customers get through your link to the merchant who owns the products that you are promoting.

If that customer buys the product, then you earn a commission.

You can do affiliate marketing from your own website or if you don’t own a website, you can make use of the social media networks to promote your affiliate links.

10. Earn From Bitcoin Faucets

Do you know what bitcoins are?

They are called cryptocurrencies or digital currencies. Nowadays, there are merchants that accept bitcoins as payment for online purchases.

There are many ways to make money from bitcoins. You can buy and sell bitcoins, you can trade bitcoins, but there is a way to earn bitcoins without investment, and that is through Bitcoin Faucets.

To earn money from bitcoins, you really do not need to learn all the technicalities of bitcoins. Suffice it is to learn that at present 1 bitcoin equals $2,000+ but the rate is not stable. It can go down or up anytime.

That is why some people buy bitcoins in the hope that it will go up against the dollar. When you sell, you earn a profit.

So, let’s talk about bitcoin faucets.

They are actually websites where you can claim a tiny fraction of a bitcoin for free. They are called faucets perhaps because they spew out bitcoin bits every few minutes.

People sign-up for bitcoin faucets (which are so many in the internet now) to claim satoshis.

As you noticed, I said a “tiny fraction of a bitcoin” and that tiny fraction is called satoshi.

Don’t be shocked or discouraged because 1 bitcoin is equal to 100,000,000 satoshis.

And a bitcoin faucet can give out something like 25 – 100,000 satoshis every 5 minutes. But don’t count on the 100,000 because it can only happen once in a blue moon.

You get the bitcoins accumulated in your account after you solve a captcha every 5 minutes or 30 minutes, or even 1 hour for some bitcoin faucets.

By the way, when you get into bitcoins, you have to have a bitcoin wallet to safeguard your bitcoins. Some bitcoin faucets will recommend a good bitcoin wallet when you sign-up.


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