My Super Big List of Insanely Easy Ways to Make Money

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If you are in search of the best ways to make money, I’ve got you! I remember searching the web, looking at webpage after webpage for ways to make money. This can be online or offline by the way, and they do exist!

Best of all, many of them are insanely easy! So, that’s what I’m covering in today’s post. I’m going to share my super big list of insanely easy ways to make money. Some of these may be known to you, others might be a surprise, which is always nice.

I’ll cover:

  • The easy way to make money
  • Requirements
  • Pay potential

And, more! Let’s get to it!

Insanely Easy Ways to Make Money

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Let’s go!

13 Easy Ways to Make Money Online

Before getting into it, here are our quick earners we want to share real quick:

  • Cliqly: Get paid to send emails. They have a referral program too. Some Cliqly users have reported making up to $2,500 within the first 2 weeks of starting. I made nearly $600 in my first two weeks. Here’s my Cliqly review.
  • Swagbucks: Share your opinion for cash. You can also play games, watch videos, listen to music and perform other tasks for money.
  • Arrived Homes: Invest in rental properties with as little as $100. Perfect if you’ve wanted to diversify your investments without having to support an entire mortgage on a rental property. You can get into fractional shares. Read our Arrived review.

You will need a computer (some of these you can get away with using your phone) and internet of course. And, you’re set. Dive in!

1. Start a blog

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Starting a blog is so awesome. It’s perfect for writers or people who enjoy research and sharing.

  • Pick a blog niche
  • Launch a blog
  • Monetize it and make money

You can blog about anything, literally. Running a cat farm, container gardening, your passion for personal finance, travel abroad, etc. Once you choose your niche, or your main blog topic, it’s time to launch next!

Launching your blog is about choosing a blog name, domain name, buying hosting, and connecting WordPress. You can do all this in 15 minutes, seriously. And you don’t need to be tech savvy. My free blog guide shows you the step-by-step process with screenshots!

Monetization means you will turn your blog into a money-making machine.

  • Ads
  • Selling products
  • Sponsored posts

Requirements: A computer.

Pay potential: You can make a lot of money blogging but, each blogger’s experience is different. Top bloggers like Adam Enfroy make up to $100K/month.

2. Start a faceless TikTok account


I have done this and made a nice income from it. Start a TikTok account without showing your face. This is good for introverts, shy people or just anybody who doesn’t want to reveal their face on TikTok.

There are tons of different niches you can explore. Just start your TikTok account in the faceless niche, create content and monetize.

I wrote an ebook explaining how to make a faceless TikTok business, which is helpful.

Requirements: A cell phone + a TikTok account

Pay potential: Top TikTokers make up to $40K/month and up. On a brand new account, I began making around $400/month in the first few months. Later, I grew that to $4,000+ per month.

3. Become a virtual assistant

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Help others as a personal online assistant. You might not think personal assistants can make substantial income but, top assistants earn up to $100K+ per year.

This is good if you want a career you can start now with no degree and no experience needed.

Find VA jobs on:

Requirements: A computer.

Pay potential: VAs like Kayla Sloan make up to $10K/month

4. Freelance

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Take the skills you have and monetize them on a freelance basis.

  • Writing
  • Graphic design
  • Software development

These are just a handful of the many freelance jobs available. It’s easy enough to take your day job skills and monetize these skills on the side for an additional online income. I do freelance writing and make an extra four figures per month doing it on the side!

Requirements: A computer + freelance-based skills (writing, design, customer service, computer tech, etc.)

Pay potential: Up to six figures.

5. Website flipping

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I love this! It has helped me make over $100K! Build, grow and flip websites. I tend to flip small websites that are easy to build and flip. I don’t know coding and I wouldn’t really call myself tech savvy. This is something literally anybody can do.

Read about how to make a $2,500/month business with website flipping.

Requirements: A computer and a modest budget (up to $50)

Pay potential: Up to six figures.

6. Sell stuff online

Go around your house and find stuff that you don’t want or don’t need and sell it online.

  • Online consignment stores like ThredUp
  • Ebay
  • Marketplace likes like Letgo
  • Mercari

There are plenty of ways to do this. Read about how to sell and make money with Mercari.

Requirements: A computer + a Mercari account

Pay potential: Up to six figures.

7. Take paid online surveys

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Paid online surveys are easy and accessible by anyone who has internet access. These are easy to do on your phone. Many of them are on-demand which means you can do them in your spare them, whenever you want, 24/7.

All you do is:

  • Signup to the survey company
  • Start taking surveys

Some survey sites to check out:

Requirements: A computer, cell phone or tablet.

Pay potential: Up to hundreds of dollars

8. Invest in rental properties

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This is a neat way to diversify your investments you don’t have to take out a full mortgage on a rental property to do it! Buy fractional shares of rental properties with as little as $100 with Arrived Homes.

Read my Arrived Homes review to learn more about how it works.

Requirements: A computer, cell phone or tablet + a modest budget ($100 minimum to invest)

Pay potential: With investing, it really depends on a lot of factors. Make sure to consult with your financial advisor when making any financial decisions. I am not a financial advisor.

9. Create and sell a digital product

This is a passive way to make money and it’s a lot easier than you might think.

  • Come up with a product ideas
  • Create your digital product
  • Sell it on a platform like Gumroad

I have a bundle of ebooks on Gumroad that have helped me make almost $20K!

gumroad sales

Requirements: A computer

Pay potential: Up to six figures

10. Write for Medium

Join the Medium platform. Then, join the Medium Partner Program which pays you for your writing. You earn money on the member reading time your Medium blog posts receive. At one point, I was getting 250K to 300K views per month and making up to $6,000/month with Medium.

There are other ways to monetize Medium too like Medium affiliate marketing and other ways.

Requirements: A computer.

Pay potential:  Up to six figures

11. Write for Newsbreak


The Newsbreak Contributor Network pays you based on your views to your Newsbreak stories. This is newsworthy content and it has helped me make mortgage-sized monthly payments. At one point, I was writing up to 25 stories a month on Newsbreak. Since I joined a few years ago, I accumulated over 40K followers.

Requirements: A computer.

Pay potential: Up to six figures

12. Become an Etsy seller

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Sell stuff on Etsy. This is a handmade market and some handmade ideas you may look into include:

  • Homemade brownies
  • Handcrafted jewelry
  • Knitted beanies
  • Handknitted blankets
  • Holiday decorations

The sky’s the limit! Browse Etsy to get inspired.

Requirements: A computer + an Etsy account, and a modest budget to cover Etsy fees

Pay potential: Up to six figures

13. Sell audio courses

This is a fun way to earn passive income. Create audio-based courses with a platform like Avid.FM. Find your audience, create problem-solving content in the form of an audio course and make money. I haven’t personally tried this but, it’s something I’m really interested in doing.

Requirements: A computer + an audio course platform like Avid.FM

Pay potential: Up to six figures

Recommended Resources to Increase Your Income and Save Money

Legendary Marketer

This online training program shows you how to start an online business. You can join free then, take their 15-day business builder challenge to learn how to start an online business. Business owner Amalie Lund made $100K in 6 months, after going through this program!

Pinecone Research

If you’re in a pickle and looking to make some extra money, look at paid online surveys. Pinecone Research is a top survey companies, paying $3 per survey you take. They offer a multifaceted site with many ways to earn.
It’s free to join and you can start making money sharing your opinion and through other ways as soon as you’re sign up.

Arrived Homes

If you’re looking for a way to earn passive income with no work, look at rental home investing with Arrived Homes. You’ll invest in rental properties with a little as $100 and entirely online. This is a way to make your money work for you and earn passively with rental income.


Jenn Leach, MBA

Jenn Leach is a Houston-based MBA with over a decade of experience in the banking industry. She writes at Millennial Nextdoor where she writes finance, money, business, and lifestyle content to help millennials create additional income streams online. Join her on Substack at

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