How Attorneys Can Make Money Online

In our previous blog posts, we’ve covered various ways that lawyers can make money online. While some of those methods may be more effective than others, there are certainly ways that all lawyers can make money online. Below we will discuss two of the best methods.


Perhaps the simplest way for lawyers to make money online is to become an affiliate marketer for a reputable company. As an affiliate marketer, you’ll get paid a commission every time someone clicks a Buy Now button or signs up for a paid service through an affiliate link. Earning money this way is very passive. All you need to do is generate some good traffic and you’ll be able to generate some income. You can use a tool like Google Adsense to get started with paid advertising. With Adsense, all you need to do is create a free Google account and install the Adsense plugin onto your blog or website. Then, you can begin earning money immediately by creating blog posts around relevant topics and incorporating the appropriate affiliate links into your blog posts. After a couple of months of blogging on the side, you can consider promoting affiliate products to become a full-time income stream. In general, you’ll want to focus on creating useful content that provides value to your audience. When you do this effectively, you’ll be able to build a following and potentially make a decent amount of money online. You’ll just need to have the right tools to make it happen.

Sale Of Case Files

In some legal settings, lawyers take on a more active role than just providing legal services. In legal aid, for example, lawyers may be asked to review medical records, interview witnesses, and negotiate settlements on behalf of clients. In these instances, the lawyer is acting much like a business consultant and may be entitled to bill the client for his or her services. In other words, lawyers can take on a more business-like role and may want to bring in some extra cash. In this scenario, you can create a separate business entity to purchase case files (contracts, complaints, etc.) from attorneys. You can then resell these files to other lawyers for a profit. To start, you’ll need to create a good database of contract case files from various legal industries (e.., family law, bankruptcy law, etc.) In addition to this, you’ll need to find a seller who will consider your requests for case files from specific industries. Finally, you’ll need to find a way to get paid once you purchase the case files. You can use a tool like LegalForce to quickly and easily purchase case files, handle the billing, and get paid without having to maintain any type of record (which can then be sold to other lawyers). LegalForce is a cloud-based legal assistant that connects attorneys to the resources they need, while also tracking all legal and financial interactions between attorneys and clients. For more on LegalForce, check out this detailed review.

Create and Sell Online Courses

For lawyers who want to make a quick and easy side income stream, creating and selling online courses may be the perfect option. With online courses, you won’t need to worry about expensive rent or office space, as you can operate from home. In order to create an online course, you’ll first need to identify a relevant topic. Once you’ve chosen a topic, you can consider researching the fundamentals of that topic. Once you’re comfortable that you know the subject matter well, you can create a short course covering the basics. As a part of your marketing, you can consider using free tools like Skillshare and Creative Commons to distribute your course to a global audience. With these tools you don’t need to worry about copyright infringement, as you retain full ownership of your work. Once you’ve created a short course, you can consider using platforms like Udemy and Thinky to connect with hundreds of thousands of potential students. Udemy is probably the best known of these platforms, but there are a number of others including Thinky, Future Ed, and Law In Focus that can help you to connect with an audience, and potentially make a lot of money from online courses.

In short, if you’re a lawyer looking for extra income, you can consider the above methods. While some of these options may be more effective than others, there are certainly ways that all lawyers can make a lot of money online. By taking advantage of the many tools available, you can put yourself in a prime position to make money online. And, if you’re looking for a way to make quick cash, you can certainly consider creating and selling online courses.