6 Realistic Ways To Make Money Online

We’ve all heard of online scams offering us fortunes with minimal effort. The internet is a mass of get rich quick schemes and so-called easy ways to earn cash. But, as a rule of thumb, if they look too good to be true, they probably are. 

Of course, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t ways to make money online. But, the most effective among them come with lots of effort. These six ways to make cash online could make you a lot of money. They could even become careers, but you will need to put some effort into it, and often, the more time and effort you are willing to commit, the more money you will make. 


When it comes to trading, there are more options now than there have ever been before, and you can trade everything from stocks in businesses to cryptocurrency online, from the comfort of your own home. Get set up with a trading platform like Metatrader 4, decide what you want to trade, and start learning about your options. Trading is a long game, and you should take the time to learn more about the risks, but it’s also a realistic way to make money, and some people do it very successfully. 



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Blogging has been around for a long time, and nowadays, there’s plenty of competition for page views and followers. It can still be a great way to make money if you are willing to put effort into creating and promoting fantastic content. 

Alternatives to blogging, which still include creating content and making money advertising, working with brands, and through affiliate marketing, include YouTubing, streaming on Twitch, and becoming a social media influencer

Create an Online Course

If there’s something that you know a lot about or are very good at, creating a course and selling it using a platform such as GumRoad or Teachable can be a great way to make money.

Creating the course can take time, but once it’s for sale, you’ll just need to reply to queries and offer occasional updates. Meaning that after an extensive initial output, selling a course is a relatively passive income. 

Publish an eBook

Like courses, ebooks take a lot of upfront work but then offer a reasonably passive income stream. Nowadays, self-publishing an eBook is an excellent option, which gives you a way to get your work out there without spending time looking for publishers and agents. 

Work as a Freelancer

If you have any skills, such as writing, editing, graphic design, or web design, working as a freelancer can be a great way to make money. Many freelancers eventually give up their jobs to work as full-time freelancers with great flexibility. 

Work as a Virtual Assistant 

More and more people are working online from home. They are keen to save both time and money by outsourcing work to a virtual assistant instead of employing staff. As a virtual assistant, you might manage websites and social media channels, reply to emails, edit photos, and communicate with followers. 

Making money online is a fantastic option, whether you are looking to make a little extra cash or a full-time living. It can take time and work, and often, the most realistic option is to make money from a variety of different streams.

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Earle Dutton

Earle Dutton

Earle Dutton is the Chief Blogger and Editor of Equality365.com. He founded Equality365.com in 2013 to provide information about LGBTQ friendly events of interest, and to support LGBTQ entertainers and supportive artists who visit our community. Earle is a successful businessman in the Pacific Northwest with a long history of support for and involvement in, the Northwest LGBTQ community. His personal interests include: music, theater, pets, culinary arts and technology.

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