Make Money Online: 101 Websites For Anyone And Everyone

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First Published: October 15, 2013; Last Updated: Wednesday, April 2, 2014

If you’re a blogger or a internet marketer or even a beginner then you already know that it’s POSSIBLE to make money online. And what’s interesting about it is that, there are a lot of ways to make money online – from selling ads, e-books, affiliate marketing, freelance writing, podcasting, consulting, designing, coding, etc.

So I’m going to highlight some of those online income streams but don’t expect overnight success because creating an income stream requires a lot of work and patience. But if you are a beginner and clueless about where to start then this should help you to focus on that. If you have any trouble with any of these options then leave a comment below or you can e-mail me and I’ll do my best to find the best resource to help you.

Make Money Online With Your Website

Do you have a website or a blog? If so, then then selling advertisements is the easiest way to make money online. Since there are tons of ad networks on the Internet you have to make sure that you choose the best ad network to maximize the revenue.

But if you can create your own products then it’s the best way to make money because that way you’re actually building a passive income stream online. You can use your own blog or website to market your products so that people will buy it when they’re convinced.

Advertising networks can be Cost Per Click (CPC), Cost Per Mille (CPM), or Cost Per Action (CPA). A Cost Per Click network pays you each time a user clicks on your ad and the actual amount that you’ll get is determined by the advertiser. Now a Cost Per Mille network or simply a Cost Per Impression network pays for every 1,000 page views that you generate. If they pay $1 for every 1,000 page views then you’ll get $30 if the number of page views a month is 30,000.

Read: How Much Traffic Do You Need To Make $100,000 With Ads

Now I’m going to list some of the popular ad networks in each category. If you’re looking for a comprehensive list then check out 24 Google AdSense Alternatives for more CPC and CPM networks and also check out the Top 10 Affiliate Networks for more CPA networks.

Cost Per Click (CPC) Ad Networks

1. Google AdSense

2. Yahoo! Bing Network (powered by Media.net)

3. Chitika

4. Clicksor

5. Infolinks

Cost Per Mille (CPM) Ad Networks

6. Advertising.com (by AOL.com)

7. Burst Media

8. Casale Media

9. OpenX

10. PulsePoint

11. Technorati Media

12. Tribal Fusion

13. ValueClick Media

14. YesAdvertising

In-Image Ad Networks

15. GumGum

16. Luminate

Pop Under Ad Networks

17. InfinityAds

Cost Per Action (CPA) Affiliate Networks

18. Commission Junction (CJ)

19. LinkShare

20. Neverblue

21. PeerFly

22. ShareASale

Cost Per Sale (CPS) Affiliate Networks

23. Amazon Associates

24. ClickBank

Sell Ads Directly To Advertisers

You can always sell ads directly when someone wants to buy a banner ad, or text links, or even a sponsored post on your blog. But if you’re not lucky enough then you have to become a part of a bigger network where you can showcase your ad inventory.

25. BuySellAds

26. DoubleClick

Automated Affiliate Marketing

You have a website or a blog which is getting good targeted traffic but don’t know how to monetize it? Then you can try the following automated affiliate marketing networks. It converts all the normal links in your website to affiliate links and you make money when clicks result in sales or leads.

So by joining these networks you’ll get access to thousands of affiliate programs without applying individually and you don’t have to manage any affiliate programs or links or anything as they offer a centralized reporting as well.

27. Skimlinks

28. VigLink

In-house Affiliate Programs

If you like a product then obviously you write about it, tweet about it, and tell your friends, right? Now how about getting paid for that? That’s right! If you check the websites of most Internet companies (others too) then you can find their affiliate program. So you can use the affiliate links while promoting their products and they’ll pay you for referring new customers to them. They may have their own in-house affiliate program, or one that is managed by an affiliate network, or both.

29. eBay Partner Network

30. iTunes Affiliate Program

…and much more.

Bloggers: Sell Text Links & Sponsored Posts

If you have a good quality website then advertisers will try their best to buy a text link or a sponsored post from you. But wait, selling text links is against Google’s Webmaster Guidelines and they may ban your website from its search results unless the links are rel=”nofollow”.

Sell Text Links

31. AdBeans

32. Digital Point

33. LinkWorth

34. TextLinkBrokers

35. TNX.net

36. WarriorForum

Sell Sponsored Posts

37. Blogsvertise

38. PayPerPost

39. ReviewMe

40. SponsoredReviews

Join Ad Networks For Bloggers

41. BlogHer (for Women bloggers)

42. Content.ad

43. Foodie Blogroll (for food blogs)

44. PostJoint

45. Taboola

46. Written – license your content and make money.

Start A Newsletter

If you have loyal traffic then it’s a good idea to start a newsletter so that you can engage with your readers in a more friendly way. And it’s also one of the best way to market your products since people usually don’t buy your product when they first visit your website/blog for the first time.

47. MailChimp – design and send email marketing campaigns.

Are You A Freelance Writer?

Content is King on websites. Content is often outsourced so if you have got good writing skills then you can make a living writing online. Here are some content marketplaces where you can sell your content.

48. Constant-Content

49. ContentBLVD

50. Digital Point

51. ProBlogger Job Board & BloggingPro Job Board

52. Textbroker

53. WriterAccess

Read: Make Money As A Freelancer: At No Cost & Zero Promotion

Are You A Professional Writer?

If you’re a professional writer then you can contribute content to some of the top content provides like Yahoo!, AOL, About.com, etc. and get upfront payment.

54. About.com

55. Break Studios

56. Demand Studios

57. Yahoo Contributor Network

Read: Make Money Writing Articles: Top 10 Sites That Pay Upfront

Are You A Graphic/Web Designer?

58. 99designs

59. crowdSPRING

60. Design Contest

61. Freelancer Contests

62. Freelancer Marketplace

63. Microlancer

Make Money Sharing & Creating Videos

64. YouTube Partner Program – Upload videos on YouTube and make money from ads.

65. Break – You can earn up to $600 if your Video is featured on Break.com homepage.

66. Dailymotion Publisher – Share Dailymotion videos on your website, blog and social profiles and get a share of their advertising revenue.

67. Dailymotion Official – Upload videos on Dailymotion to earn advertising revenue. And you earn extra revenue when those videos are shared on your own websites, blogs, social profiles, or any third-party websites.

68. Vimeo – Make money sharing videos on Vimeo.

Click Photos? Sell Your Photos & Graphics!

69. 123RF

70. Fotolia

71. Getty Images

72. iStock Photo

73. Shutterstock

Like To Do Micro-jobs?

Now you can offer your micro service online and get paid for it. You post what you’re willing to do for $5 or even $50 and get paid when you deliver the work. It’s that simple!

Micro-jobs Marketplace

74. Fiverr

75. SEOClerks

76. Gigbucks

Read: How To Make Money Online With Micro Job Sites

Have A Skill?

Try any of the following freelance marketplaces to find freelance jobs or to sell your service. You can become a virtual assistant, manage the social media profiles of a company/person, design a website, design a logo, offer translation, etc.

Freelance Marketplace

77. eLance

78. Freelancer

79. Guru

80. oDesk

81. Digital Point Services

Offer Expert Advice

82. Clarity.fm – If you’re an expert in some field and can give expert advice then you can charge advice seeking users by the minute.

Be A Tester

83. UserTesting.com – UserTesting.com pays you up to $15 per test to evaluate websites’ usability and clarity.

84. uTest – uTest compensates testers for approved reports they submit.

Sell, Sell, Sell

Today, online marketplaces are extremely popular and you can sell almost anything online.

Sell E-books

85. Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing

86. iBooks

87. Blurb

88. ClickBank

89. E-junkie

90. Lulu

91. Scribd

Read: How I Wrote a $30,000 eBook (And You Can Too) | ViperChill

Sell Your Domain Names

92. BrandBucket – Sell your brandable domain names.

93. GoDaddy Auctions

94. Sedo

Sell Your Websites

95. Flippa

96. WebsiteBroker

Sell Everything Else

97. Amazon

98. Craigslist

99. eBay

100. Etsy – Sell all things handmade, vintage, and supplies.

101. Quirky – Got an innovative idea? You can sell it on Quirky and make money.

Of course, there are hundreds of other ways to make money online. I haven’t included the not so easy ways to make money online like selling your apps or music or movies on iTunes, Google Play Store, Windows Store, Amazon etc.

Let me know if I missed your favorite website and I’ll feature it here. :)

Image Credit: Flickr

  • Sandra Harriette

    What a list….and WHERE ARE THE COMMENTS ON THIS?! My gosh, you showed me some opportunities I have never even heard of, and I could really make use of them right about now.

    • http://www.minterest.com Mahesh Mohan

      Thanks Sandra! :)

  • Sandra Harriette

    Well…then again this is a relatively new post (as of April 2014)

    • http://www.minterest.com Mahesh Mohan

      So which category/website did you find more interesting? And let me know if you have a query about any of those websites and I’ll be glad to help you. :)

      • Sandra Harriette

        About half of these, honestly! Don’t even know where to start because I write about these same topics from the standpoint of helping creative people find/leverage the right digital tools and outlets online. Part of that is knowing where to make money from the skills one has.

        So yeah lots of categories here!

        • http://www.minterest.com Mahesh Mohan

          Oops! Yes, it can be confusing if you don’t have any clue about these categories… and I didn’t include the description as we can use these websites in different ways. So consider this list like a starting point… So what are your skills and what are you passionate about? Maybe I can suggest the best site from this list (or from across the web).

  • Zinnaira Khan

    Sir Can you please help me to get to the ways from where I can make money through Writing prose’s and articles .I will be really grateful to you ..

  • Giri Krishnan

    Below are some of my samples ….. but I’m not getting pretty good sum :( …. Can you SUGGEST me BANK JOB Sites or other TECH sites or some SMALL PRIVATE SITES for writing article,which have Indian admin ,So that iI can get paid DECENTLY. Thanks in Advance

    • http://www.minterest.com Mahesh Mohan

      If you’re looking for average writing jobs then try Digital Point Forums.

  • Ena Howds

    My wife and I recently started blogging about our Open Marriage. We love talking about it, and sharing stories and ideas. Even answering question from others.
    We would love to Monetize our blog, but are worries that Adsense might ban us do to our content. Any suggestions? – Tracci and Ena Howds.

    • http://www.minterest.com Mahesh Mohan

      Hi Ena,

      I think it’s fine. You can confirm the same by going here http://www.minterest.org/google-adsense-policies-you-need-to-know/. As long as you’re trying to spread knowledge or writing informative content it must be okay. Basically there’s a problem only if it contains adult content or copyrighted content or something like that.

      P.S. I’ve moderated your message to hide your email id from the public.

      • Ena Howds

        Thanks! We will give it a shot!

  • Dj_just4u

    Bro can you please tell me how to make money on sharecash.org and can i use VPN softwares to change my ip to USA and complete the surveys ?? is it possible?? please reply i m waiting for yours reply? Thanks

  • dj_just4u

    Hello Bro can you please tell me a website or forum where i can paste my links so other people can click on my links? please reply bro?

  • Avinash umar

    hello, can anyone tell me about any site which pay for reviewing books or application.

  • Julu Muduli

    hello sir i don’t have any website or blog of my own can still apply for these clicksads

  • http://www.minterest.com Mahesh Mohan

    No, you need a blog/website to make money selling ads.

  • danna

    I have a website already but I don’t know how to do this “Advertising networks can be Cost Per Click (CPC), Cost Per Mille (CPM), or Cost Per Action (CPA). A Cost Per Click network pays you each time a user clicks on your ad and the actual amount that you’ll get is determined by the advertiser. Now a Cost Per Mille network or simply a Cost Per Impression network pays for every 1,000 page views that you generate. If they pay $1 for every 1,000 page views then you’ll get $30 if the number of page views a month is 30,000.” how do I put this on my website.

    • http://www.minterest.com Mahesh Mohan

      You will get it when you have enough pageviews. Like, if you’re getting 10,000 page views a month then it means that you can earn $10 for every 1000 page views (assuming a CPM of $1).

  • http://www.dreamtechie.com/ Yogita Aggarwal

    I huge guide to follow :)

    • http://www.minterest.com Mahesh Mohan

      :)

  • erykah

    hi just got the list of so many thing i didnot know was out there .Thanks for info.
    what is the best site for selling pictures?Please…

    • http://www.minterest.com Mahesh Mohan

      I’m not sure about the best.. but you can definitely try some stock photos websites listed here and around the web.

  • http://www.seyfi.org Seyfettin Gokalp

    Amazing job ! Absolutely best of the article about earning money from internet. Billion of thanks.

  • http://www.minterest.com Mahesh Mohan

    Thank you. :)

  • Emma

    Thanks for an amazing post… Definate bookmark here…

  • Emma

    Also, maybe we should have a look at marketplace.com… Pays up to $60 per sale… Any thoughts on this affiliate program?…

  • http://www.minterest.com Mahesh Mohan

    Thank you. :)

  • http://www.minterest.com Mahesh Mohan

    It’s new to me but make sure that you did some research before joining and promoting not-so-popular affiliate networks.

  • Roland

    Hello All, I would like to thank Mahesh for this bullseye targeted work. Really informative source to gain benefit. For me, as an ordinary person who spends some significant time with internet, I’m chasing for online additional income opporunities. Of course trying to stay away from scams. Personally I think that affiliate marketing is still valid way to gain some extra cash and already selling some internet goods. There are also other ways. But each website generally focuses on only one. However you can check http://www.find-tr.com . There are several opportunities there. Good luck to everyone.

  • Ian Spencer

    Lots of food for thought. Should we submit same pitches to similar jobs. Greetings from sunny Jamaica.

  • http://www.minterest.com Mahesh Mohan

    It’s better to wait for a response and then tweak your pitches based on that.