How to earn money online – Top 10 ways for making money online in India


Gone are the days when earning money was associated with dressing up every morning and carrying a briefcase to work. With the internet rising at the same speed as fuel prices, making money online is the new trend! Be it college students or graduates or a professional for that matter, everyone is looking for new ways to make money online – after all, you don’t want to rip off your pockets when you take that foreign trip, right?

With such a huge number of ways available for making money without investment and the plethora of sites that offer them, it could be a daunting task in itself to find the one that is aligned with your needs. So to save you the hassle of finding what you should do to earn that extra income, we’ve brought to you the top 10 ways to earn money online in India.

1. Online surveys


Taking online surveys is the easiest way to make money online. You just need to complete a short survey, which generally takes 5-15 minutes, depending on the requirement of a company. Most of these surveys contain multiple choice questions and require you to select an answer based on your observation or opinion. You can earn anywhere between INR 50 to 500 for taking up a survey, according to its length. You can explore sites like Toluna and Univox to make money through online surveys.

2. Google Adsense


Do you see those extremely annoying Google ads which keep shifting your focus from researching for your assignment to new shoes and Grammarly? Well, their purpose is far more than just annoying you! Yes, they are there to help the owner of the website/blog earn money online. If you have a blog or website that has a considerable number of followers, you can also sign up for a free Google Adsense account. Google will give you a unique code that you can paste onto your website. Some ads will run on your website and Google will manage your earnings from there. The best part about earning money through Google Adsense is that Google takes care of everything and you don’t have to invest any time at all in this.

3. Affiliate marketing


If you have a running website or blog, you can also explore affiliate marketing as a channel to make money online. It requires you to partner with different brands and other blogs/website such that if you mention their product, service, or hyperlink their articles on your platform, they offer you a particular amount of money. You can also make use of your social media presence or create a separate Facebook page to earn money through affiliate marketing provided you have enough number of followers.

4. Online jobs


Also known as freelancing and virtual internships, online jobs have always been a popular choice for students and recent college graduates to earn money online. With a plethora of options to choose from depending on the skills and competencies that you have, you can look for online jobs in a variety of profiles. If you have a working knowledge of frontend and backend development, you can look for freelance web development jobs. If you have a flair for writing, you can look for online jobs in content writing. If you have a fair knowledge of MS Excel and Word, you can go for data entry jobs. There are hundreds of sites providing freelancing opportunities and one such site is Internshala. All you have to do is register on the platform, create your profile, and apply to an opportunity of your liking. If you match the requirements of the employer, you’ll be hired for the stint. The opportunities listed on Internshala are attractive for students since not only they provide a cool stipend but also a letter of experience which helps them when they sit for college placements.

5. Online tutoring


If you have an excellent knowledge of a particular subject, you can easily earn money online by tutoring people on the web. You can sign up on different websites like MyPrivateTutor, Vedantu, TutorIndia, etc. and list your expertise in a particular subject. Once you have completed the necessary training and induction, you can conduct online sessions. Through this, you can earn around INR 200-500 per hour. Another way to earn money through online tutoring is to create video lectures on various topics and upload them on YouTube; however, this may not offer a substantial income. You can also find online tutoring jobs at organisations such as Unacademy, Khan Academy, BYJU’s, etc. by registering here.

6. Paid to click (PTC) sites

If you want to earn money online in India without spending much time or effort on a job, this could be the best solution for you. If the 2 broke girls knew about it, they would own the biggest cupcake store in the USA (I went a bit too far with that!). There are a bunch of paid to click sites like Neobux and Clixsense which pay their members for clicking the ads and watching them. All you need is a laptop, an internet connection, and a Paypal account to earn money through PTC sites.

7. Become a YouTuber


The hottest trend in the wonderland of earning money online! How it works? Start your YouTube channel. Upload some quality videos. Become a YouTube partner and voila! You can upload any type of videos you want – dance, cooking recipes, pranks, personality development, political debates, podcasts, etc. Once you have enough number of views and subscribers, you’ll be paid for every thousand views. How else do you think Dhinchak Pooja earned 3 Lacs in just 18 days! Well, you might not be able to earn that much but if you like making videos, it could be a fun way to earn some cash!

8. Sell photos online
We all have that friend with the DSLR who considers herself the Annie Leibovitz (or Dabboo Ratnani) of the group. If you are that friend, get ready to unveil the big news! You can click high-quality images of anything and everything from streets to food and insects to people and sell them to sites like Shutterstock, Freepik, Images Bazaar, etc. If someone buys your photo, you get paid!

9. Virtual assistantship
If you have good communication skills and a fair knowledge of MS-Office, it is easier to find a job as a virtual assistant than finding destinations in Google Maps. As a virtual assistant, you’d be required to answer the phone calls and emails sent by various clients, do internet research, schedule appointments, proofread various documents, etc. You can find jobs in virtual assistantship compiled under the tag ‘General Management’ on Internshala.

10. Blogging


While the above-listed sections talked about easy ways to earn money online without investment, blogging requires you to spend some money on a domain name and server-hosting space. Blogging has seen a tremendous rise over the years since it not only proves to be a good hobby and fires your passion for writing but also helps you make money online. You can create a blog on WordPress or Tumblr and although it takes a little time to gain an audience, once done, it can be monetized through ads, product reviews, and affiliate marketing. You can go through this series on how to become a blogger to start your journey as a blogger.

So, do you have an answer for how to earn money online? Are you willing to not be affected by Robert Frost and take the road more traveled – the road to online jobs? Great! Register on Internshala now and earn a cool stipend by working from your couch for only 2-3 hours daily!

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42 thoughts on “How to earn money online – Top 10 ways for making money online in India

    • January 8, 2019 at 2:28 AM

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  • October 5, 2018 at 3:48 PM

    Thank you, these methods are really good. But how can you make money with mobile apps? I know that you can earn if you are popular. If you buy app downloads,then you can only become popular. I know by myself, because only after the promotion service, my application began to bring me money.

  • October 24, 2018 at 12:53 PM

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  • April 20, 2019 at 11:35 AM

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  • August 31, 2019 at 1:13 AM

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  • February 7, 2020 at 4:18 PM

    I am sorry to say but few of them are just time waste like survey!

    While freelance content writing is a great way to earn money online, and Internshala is the best platform as compare to Upwork and Fiverr.

  • March 7, 2020 at 12:49 PM

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