If you are tired of the time-consuming nine-to-five job that sucks all the energy out of you and are looking for ways to start making money from the comfort of your own home, here are some clues on how you can do that. 

Freelance writing

If you are creative and have a talent for writing, you can earn money by providing certain content for online media. Many successful freelance writers make an average of 50 cents to one dollar per word, while some can even earn twice as much. Surely, it is not always easy in the beginning since writing requires time and dedication, as well as the love for what you do. Before you start contacting companies that employ freelance writers, you need to get your portfolio together. The best way to do so is to have a blog or to create a LinkedIn profile which will contain all the relevant information and pieces of your work so that potential employers could have some insight into your writing style. Here are some of the sites where you can find work as a freelance writer:  iWriter, TopTenz, International Living, Listverse and Upwork.

Paid surveys

One of the best and easiest methods to earn some extra income is to get paid to take surveys online.

The whole point is to express your opinion on certain matters by answering several questions. On top of that, this task won’t usually take you longer than 15 minutes and you could earn about $ 5 per survey without applying any special skills or knowledge. There is a large number of companies that seek opinion on their products or services in order to obtain useful information that will help them improve the success rate of their business.

Sell your stuff
There are plenty of ways to make money online by selling either the stuff you no longer need or by reselling the items you’ve just bought. First, create a PayPal account – it is the best and easiest way to pay or get paid online. Then, in order to sell items, you will need high-quality photos. This is one of the features that will make your items stand out from the competition at the very beginning. Until you get a decent camera, your smartphone may prove to be a good alternative, just remember to use one of the many photo-processing apps. Finally, but most importantly, always be honest with potential buyers and emphasize the flaws of the items you sell in the description. This may come as a surprise but honesty pays off.  Some of the best sites to sell your stuff include Amazon, eBay, Etsy, CraigsList and Facebook.

Sell your photos
Are you creative and have a sense of aesthetics? Are you a photography lover with a good camera? One of the best methods to make money online doing what you love is to upload your photos to some of the stock sites such as Pixabay, iStock, Fotolia, Shutterstock. Each of these sites has specific criteria and standards that you have to meet, but the most important thing is that the photos you upload are of a high quality. Once your photos reach a wider audience, the best place to sell them is your own website.

Network marketing

With the growth and development of digital technologies and social networks, network marketing is becoming one of the ways of earning money online that more and more people are turning to. It gives you the opportunity to earn a considerable amount of money under your own conditions. All you need is a laptop, Internet access and a habit of regularly consulting the literature that will introduce you to the world of network marketing.  If you don’t know where to start, our recommendation would be The Business of the 21st Century by Robert Kiyosaki. Bear in mind that this is not a get-rich-quick method, so be ready to put in a great deal of effort.

Whether you want to make some extra cash, or you are after a more sustainable income, the Internet certainly offers numerous ways you can achieve that. No matter what method of generating profit you choose, they all require time and discipline. You may not get rich overnight, but if you pursue this path, there’s a good chance of success.