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15 Websites Where You Can Actually Make Money


Earning money used to be associated with traditional 'offline' jobs, but with the internet taking over a large part of our lives, more and more people are looking for ways to earn online income to increase their financial inflow.

Of course, some places that say they can help you earn money online end up being scams. One needs to be careful. Also, one should not expect to earn a huge amount quickly when using online avenues to earn money. Some people earn so well through online sites that they have given up their 9–5 jobs. But for most, it’s still a means of earning a few extra bucks. It all depends on your luck, determination and effort.

Here are a few trusted and legit online platforms, websites and resources that can help you earn money online.

1. Swagbucks

Launched in 2008, Swagbucks is one of the premier, most popular and trusted consumer loyalty programs with more than 40 million registered members worldwide. It is a rewards program that lets you cash in on your online activity.

While it doesn't promise to bring in big money, it's easy to earn points for watching videos, playing online games, shopping and signing up for websites. These points for gift cards to thousands of retailers including Walmart, Macy’s, JCPenney and Amazon, or get cash back from PayPal. If you refer friends and family, you can earn a referral bonus too.

2. BookScouter

Selling books and textbooks, you don’t need anymore is a great way to declutter and make some extra cash. BookScouter is a specialized search engine that compiles the current selling prices from various vendors.

List your old and unused books on the site. Once you enter the ISBN for your book, you will get buying offers from book sites. All you have to do now is to select the highest paying offer and request a free prepaid shipping envelope. Ship your books and get the money in a few days.

Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.

— Franklin D. Roosevelt

3. Fiverr

Fiverr is a very popular online marketplace for freelance services. Sell your services for 5$ or more. The services can be professional ones from financial consulting to logo design or as simple as writing a love letter. Earnings depend on the number of orders you are able to get for your gigs.

4. Amazon’s Mechanical Turk

Amazon Mechanical Turk is a crowdsourcing marketplace that enables individuals or businesses to post short tasks and hire workers to complete them. Here you can earn money by doing tasks. There are different tasks like writing product descriptions or choosing pictures for a product etc. Earnings are transferred to an Amazon Payments account or can be redeemed for an gift card.

5. TaskRabbit

TaskRabbit is an American online and mobile marketplace that will connect you with people willing to pay money to get different chores done within your locality. Taskers are paid an hourly rate or a per-task price minus a service fee. This site is useful mainly for people living in the U.S.

6. Craigslist

Craigslist is an American classified advertisements website. Here you can sell almost anything. Any used items like furniture, household appliances, collectibles or anything else can be sold online to make some money. You can get in touch with the buyer, negotiate and sell your product for cash. In India, we have OLX, which is quite similar to Craigslist.

7. Airbnb

A‌i‌r‌b‌n‌b‌ is an online marketplace for arranging or offering lodging, primarily homestays. You can use this site to rent your extra room or even your couch to travelers for a price.

8. Etsy

Etsy is a very popular site among artists and crafters. The site is focused on handmade or vintage items and craft supplies. Here you can sell paintings, knitted caps or scarves, and so on.


9. DeviantArt

DeviantArt is the world's largest online social community for artists and art enthusiasts. It provides a platform for emerging artists to exhibit, promote, and share their works with the community. It is also a good place to sell your digital works and photographs.

10. helps families find child care, senior care, special needs care, tutoring, pet care, housekeeping, etc. You can browse through the site to get caregiving jobs.

11. Zazzle

Zazzle is another website where you can open an online store and make your creativity earn for you. You can design products and put up for sale on your store. If someone buys your customized designs then Zazzle gives you a commission.

12. HubPages

HubPages is a popular writing site that lets you earn through Adsense and an Amazon affiliate program. Even if you don’t have an Adsense account, you can get one for HubPages by writing a few articles on it. If writing is your passion, then HubPages is a good place to be.


13. ArtFire

ArtFire is a perfect place to sell your art works and handmade products—from handmade jewelry and crafts to vintage clothing and supplies.

14. Shutterstock

Shutterstock is a global marketplace for images, videos, vectors and music. You can sell your good quality photographs on Shutterstock. Another similar site is iStock.

15. eBay

eBay needs no introduction. Here you can auction anything of value. You can even open an online store on eBay and earn money selling books, coins, stamps, or apparel.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Shaloo Walia


Shaloo Walia (author) from India on April 23, 2020:

Thank you Aurelio.

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on April 22, 2020:

I can verify that many of your listings work to earn money, since I've done TaskRabbit, HubPages, Etsy, eBay, and Swagbucks. Very useful article for people looking to make money during COVID-19 times.

Trooly on February 11, 2020:

You are very welcome.

I actually have been using Hub Pages for almost three months now any pro advice for me?

Shaloo Walia (author) from India on February 11, 2020:

Thank you Prateek and Mose Adam.

Trooly on February 11, 2020:

Thanks a lot. I am most appreciative of the information given.

Prateek Jain on January 03, 2020:

Wonderful article mam, the information you provided is truly amazing. you gathered all the relevant and genuine websites names and properties at one place which will help viewer to gain all the knowledge at one place. Recommended for all to read again and again and follow. Thanks for sharing.

Shaloo Walia (author) from India on January 02, 2020:

Thank you Indu.

Indubala from India on January 02, 2020:

Nice informative article and inspiration too. Thanks for sharing.

Shaloo Walia (author) from India on December 28, 2019:

Wow...300 hubs are a lot. You are a prolific writer.

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on December 28, 2019:

I have been with HP 4 years and have just hit 300 hubs. I think the more Hub articles you write, the more you make per month. So far I'm not making a lot but it is really consistent and that is good. My Etsy earnings are not consistent. Some months I make more, some months I make nothing. It is always nice when something sells. Just for reference, I call my Etsy page DancingPaintbrushCo.



Shaloo Walia (author) from India on December 27, 2019:

That's great, Denise. And how has been your experience on HP?

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on December 27, 2019:

I'm familiar with most of these sites. Only a few were new to me. I have an Etsy site page and sell paintings, crafts, and knitted doggie sweaters. The thing with Zazzle is that you have to keep it updated. I used to sell quite a few of my designs but I've been working on other things so much that I've neglected Zazzle and sold nothing for about 6 months.



Shaloo Walia (author) from India on November 25, 2019:

That's great!

Luis G Asuncion from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on November 22, 2019:

Yes Shaloo. He is a very good friend of mine. He is an artist. Actually, he is the one made a family portrait of mine. And all of the graffiti art in the school we used to work were all his artworks.

Shaloo Walia (author) from India on November 22, 2019:

I am glad that the hub was of some relevance for your friend.

Luis G Asuncion from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on November 22, 2019:

Actually, the #9 and #10, I already shared to my friend who is an artist. Thanks for sharing.

Luis G Asuncion from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on November 22, 2019:

Wow, thanks for sharing this. I love reading it.

Shaloo Walia (author) from India on November 08, 2019:

@Devika I too like writing in hubpages though I haven't earned anything here yet.

Shaloo Walia (author) from India on November 08, 2019:

You're welcome, Prantika.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 08, 2019:

These are worth a try and informative for online jobs. I tried a few but prefer to write for Hubpages.

Prantika Samanta from Kolkata, India on September 23, 2019:

Thank you so much for letting us know about all these money making new. I know only a few of them. Will keep this article handy.

Shaloo Walia (author) from India on September 21, 2019:

Thanks Carolyn. I know of Upwork but haven't tried the site. With a regular day job, I hardly have time. I am now focusing on my two websites- one is a personal blog and other one is astrology & tarot related.

Carolyn Fields from South Dakota, USA on September 21, 2019:

Thank you, Shaloo. I have tried several of these. I like it here on HubPages, and as you say, don't expect to make a lot of money. It's fun to have an outlet for my writing, and now I have a "portfolio" for other gigs. Which brings me to my online money-maker - Upwork. Definitely worth a look if you haven't been there before.

Thanks again!

Shaloo Walia (author) from India on September 19, 2019:

Thank you Dora.

Shaloo Walia (author) from India on September 19, 2019:

Thank you Thelma.

Shaloo Walia (author) from India on September 19, 2019:

My pleasure Sanjay ji. I am glad that you find it of some help.

Thelma Alberts from Germany on September 19, 2019:

I only know a few from your list. Thanks for the heads up. Well done.

Sanjay Sharma from Mandi (HP) India on September 19, 2019:

I am acquainted with just four sites mentioned above. Thanks for sharing.

I have bookmarked this article for future reference.

Shaloo Walia (author) from India on September 19, 2019:

Thank you Dora!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on September 19, 2019:

Wow! Great listing you've put together. Very useful. Thanks.

Shaloo Walia (author) from India on September 18, 2019:

@Tess Will do another hub soon with some more ones

Tess from Hawaii on September 18, 2019:

Nice article. However, I do wish there were more ideas that aren't so common to find around the internet.

Shaloo Walia (author) from India on September 17, 2019:

Thanks Rochelle!

Rochelle Ann De Zoysa from Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on September 17, 2019:

Great information :)

Shaloo Walia (author) from India on September 17, 2019:

Thank you sir!

Halemane Muralikrishna from South India on September 17, 2019:

Very good article for understanding online earning. Great effort by Ms Shaloo Walia.

Shaloo Walia (author) from India on September 17, 2019:

@Jodah Never heard of this site. We don't have much options here to sell used books. The best bet are the second hand shops which pay very less. And I really find it hard to part it with books. So I don't try to get rid of the book unless I find it very boring.

Shaloo Walia (author) from India on September 17, 2019:

My pleasure, Eric!

Shaloo Walia (author) from India on September 17, 2019:

Thanks Bill! I was focusing more on my blogs during the past year. In fact, I had shifted all of my poetry & tarot related hubs to my own blogs. Now I have decided to be regular at hubpages as well.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on September 17, 2019:

Cool stuff to learn about, I might even try one or two. Thank you.

John Hansen from Australia (Gondwana Land) on September 17, 2019:

Oh ok, the place I have had the most luck selling books is a site called Fishpond (play on Amazon) here in Australia, but the postage you have to pay really effects the selling price.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 17, 2019:

I've used and do still use several of these sites. They are valid, they do work,and I will continue to use them.

You seem to be writing more. It's good to see. I always enjoy your articles, my friend.

Shaloo Walia (author) from India on September 17, 2019:

@Jodah I used to sell my used books on eBay but it has shut down operations in India.

John Hansen from Australia (Gondwana Land) on September 17, 2019:

Thanks for sharing these Shaloo. I have heard of a few of these but a couple are new to me. I should join Bookscouter.