Top 5 Ways to Make Money Online

Inflation has reached record levels and while there are signs it may be easing, prices on just about everything remain high. Congress has worked to pass legislation such as the Inflation Reduction Act aimed at lowering costs for American consumers. One way they are doing this is by allowing for more ways for consumers to earn extra cash. In fact, according to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 560,000 Americans signed up for a work from home job in 2017. This number represents a 12% increase from 2016 and even those who do have a job likely still experience significant financial stress.

5 Ways to Make Money Online

1. Take On-line Surveys

Taking on-line surveys is one of the easiest ways to make some extra cash. Surveys range from simple questions about customer behavior to multiple choice questions about politics or world events. Some of the more popular survey sites include Survey Junkie, Swagbucks and OneOpinion. You will typically be asked to answer a few questions and then be able to choose from a list of rewards, typically ranging from $1 to $5 per day. The key is to find a survey that pays well and has high potential for rewards.

2. Start an Online Store

If you’re the creative type and have an eye for beautiful or unique items then you can start an online store. Sites like Shopify, Etsy and Big Cartel allow for entrepreneurs to showcase their goods and services to potential customers. Getting a shop set up takes less than an hour and then you simply have to focus on selling your products. Shopping online has many benefits, from the ability to comparison shop to finding everything you need in one place, to being able to research or discover new products and offers very easily. 

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4. Start An Online Learning Platform

If you’re passionate about a specific topic then you can start an online learning platform. There are numerous companies, like and that offer online lectures and courses on a variety of topics, from Photoshop to marketing, and everything in between. You will need to create an account with the company and then have access to a variety of courses, ranging from free to premium, to choose from. Once you complete the courses, you will earn a certificate or diploma that you can add to your LinkedIn profile. This is a great option for people with a strong technical background who want to get into the information technology field but don’t have the time to pursue a traditional degree.

5. Start A Blog

Blogs, both free and paid, are one of the most popular ways for people to make money online. There are many different topics you can write about and the possibilities are endless. If you’re passionate about a topic then this is a great way to share your expertise. Building a following on social media and then converting them into paying customers is a common way to make money online. Platforms like WordPress, Blogger and Medium allow for anyone to start a blog for free. The key is to find a topic you’re passionate about and have the time to write about. If you’re looking to make some extra cash then consider setting up a free blog to see what type of interest you can attract.

Combining the power of blogging with the additional income from online surveys and other work from home jobs will put you in the top 5 ways to make money online.