Making money online has never been more convenient. Internet has removed a lot of borders where we can sell our services or products globally. Internet has also created new industries and opportunities as there are much less needs for physical presence. You can work at the comfort of your home or anywhere else. New wealth and money is constantly generated with new technologies.
There are many ways for you to make money online ranging from your skill sets and interests. There are no actual best ways to make money online perhaps the best that suits you. Here are some of the ways to make money online with or without capital.
Shopee affiliates program
You dont need to own any products , shops to join Shopee affiliates program. Just share your links and earn commissions.
Selling Broadband or just refer friends
There are some interesting ways where you can sell broadband and make money in Malaysia. These are not limited to Maxis, Time or TM products. You can earn as much as one month subscription fees upon successful application. The best thing about broadband is that it is becoming more of a necessities these days. Hey, you can start the earn your first commission by renewing your own broadband by yourself then to your friends and relatives. You can join the program for free here however it make involves a bit of manual work. Once you have interested applicants, You will have to fill up the form and upload necessary document on their website. You can even make money when someone you refer makes commission by just sharing the link to anyone.
Update 2022 Oct
We haven’t been doing much lately… but these income are still coming montly.. RM91.35 ..but it’s 100% passive income.
Update 2020 July
More money.. passive
- 0 Capital, just sign up
- Takes time for your network to grow
Trading Cryptos or investing on it
Cryptos is the new hype with NFTs. There are no doubts that this new niche has created a lot of millionaires or even billionaires. But what you can also lose whatever you have earn easily. But if u still want to try your luck or do some research. You can try out Luno or Binance.
If you are interested on Binance , you can read our article on how to start Binance here
- Faster way to make money
- You can lose your capital
- Faster way to lose money
- You will need some capital
To be honest , we find that NFD is a bit hyped and overated. But if you are still keen to proceed. You will need some capital to mint NFT. Different NFT runs on different crypto networks. The biggest NFT market is Opensea that runs on Ehtereum. Stay tuned for our NFT tutorials.
Referral Programs and Affiliate Programs
Do you know that you can make money by referring people to buy products or services ? There are many online shopping website that offers referral programs.
Lazada has one where you can make as much as 10% commissions when people click through your link to buy products from the store. You can start by asking you friends and family to buy from your Lazada instead . Update 2019..avoid Lazada at any cost. They do not track their affiliate sales. A lot of online wallets such as Skrill and Payoneer offers cash incentives when users performed certain transactions after you have referred them.
Shopback is an interesting concept, where you can receive some money back when you purchase online through their links in various online shopping portals in Malaysia. You can also earn by referring new members to them, each member can earn you RM5. Sign up on the image below. Refer a few of your friends . Trust us, this is the easiest first RM5 in your life.
Here is a tips. Book or buy anything (hotels, flights) for your business trips using your Shopback links and earn cashback rewards.
Micro-job Freelance Industry
There are websites where people can sell their freelance services online and earn in USD Dollars. These websites are not limited to sites such as Fiverr and Upwork. Fiver job or termed as Gig starts from $5 USD and ranges to hundreds while Upwork is different. These are great simple job where you can sell your services. Microjobs from these sites ranges from article writing, language translations, video reviews, infographic design, logo design, Photoshop services and many more. Although you earns $5 USD for basic gig, premium services can be tens of dollars there are advantages if your services is great and you are able to accept many jobs per day.
- Free sign up
- Capital Free (for some cases you have already invested in softwares such as Photoshop, Drawing Tablet or Video recorder
- High to medium skills needed
There are a lot of platforms where you can upload your creative works. These are not limited to photography , illustrations and short footage. These work can be uploaded to Stock photos platform and you can earn Royalty from it as long as they are relevant. You may need to invest on a good camera, drawing tablet or a smartphone. You can try your luck with some stockphoto and illustration agencies such as Shutterstock, Dreamstime, and Mostphotos Some agency such as DepositPhotos even accepts photos from smartphones while Pond5 is more focus on video contents. You can even sell logos and audios in sites such as Istockphoto.
- Free sign up
- Almost passive when you have high number of works uploaded
- Somewhat high entry
- Needs a lot of efforts
Blogging a good way to earn money if you are into writing however it make take years before you build your presence and see any revenue. Like it or not, there are established bloggers such as Hongkiat.com who are earning hundred of thousands per month. There are existing free platform such as Blogspot and WordPress where someone can start venturing into blogging. Blogspot comes with easy Adsense integration which is a great way to provide revenue based on traffics.
Nuffnang is a good choice for bloggers in Malaysia Sorry as of 2020, Nuffnang is dead the only viable way to make money is Adsense. Popular bloggers are also able to sell sponsored blog posts for additional revenue.
There good Forex experts earning good money from Forex trading , of course there are much more who are losing money. Forex trading takes strict discipline, skill and years to learn. It is definitely not easy however the returns could be huge. One may have to study the technical charts and indicators for years before making any real money. Babypips is a good well known website for beginner to learn Forex skills
Do always trade in DEMO (practise) mode for a few months. You should only trade a real account when you are profitable with a demo account.
There are other alternatives such as copy trades or social trading such as Fxprimus PAMM or Zulutrade where someone can copy experts trade with minimal capital. Always check whether the brokers are reliable. You should also avoid forex ponzi scams in Malaysia.
This old technique is still applicable to earn money online however with more competition these days. Anyone can easily setup a free website using Facebook Page, Blogspot or WordPress. Facebook Page, Facebook group is a great way to reach people for free. Making cakes or festival biscuit is a good way for a start. Salvaging old items for sale in free marketplace such as Mudah is a good idea too. Items such as used electronic products, phone sells easily in Mudah. Competition is now super high as almost everyone is selling online
Similar with online shopping, you will need to sign up and pay fees with a dropshipper agent. You can directly sell products with actually have to own or ship them. Competition is also super high in this niche.
As of 2019, Youtube has increased its requirement for moneytization, you will need to have 1000 subscribers and 4000 viewing hours before you can start making money, thus it very hard to make money out from Youtube anymore. The rise of fast Internet has propelled the need for video streaming. These days some viewer spend more time on Youtube than traditional television program. Hence, there are ample of advertisers who changed their campaign online. Youtube provides a good channel for ameture video producers to make their content. It is very easy to shoot a video on broad daylight and upload ot on Youtube.
Youtube earnings are also based on Adsense program where you can opt-in when you have a Youtube account. For a start, Video such as How to cook recipes, How to fix leaking pipe, Product reviews are also popular. There are people who post their complains on Youtube and make tonnes of money. As long as you have the volume of viewers.
We have uploaded a couple of videos that received few thousand hits as an experiment. Here are some results from the experiment. The earnings seems pretty passive and doable if you have a lot of good contents on Youtube.
Update after 1 year: Hey we have just cashed out our first Adsense from Youtube !
Update June 2020
It’s been a tough journey. We have earned a cummulative $2,853,31 USD from YTC
How to get started with Youtube
- Start a Youtube channel by using your gmail
- Focus on creating contents using your skills or hobby. Do what you know best. Great contents draw great viewers
- You can teach people your skills, or create videos that have values to viewer
- Long road to success
- Work at your own pace
- Long term prospect
- It takes a lot of efforts and long time to achieve monetization
There’s no doubt there are high earners with TikTok. Best of all there are no 4000 hours or subscription requirement compared to Youtube. Reports are going that TikTokers are earning from 1 cent to 4 cents per 1000 views.
Having huge followings and fans in sites such as Instagram , TikTok may land you some sponsored posts. There are however no direct way to make money from these platforms.
Pay To Click (PTC) Sites
PTC sites as probably the easy entry to making money online. Registration for PTC sites are free and every person can start straight away. Some of the most popular PTC sites are Clixsense and Neobux. The downside of such program is the payout is really low at 0.001 per view. You can slowly increase your income by getting more refferals and hitting daily target. Clixsense also features ways you can earn money via Online Survey, Internet Offers and Microtasks. You can find a detailed review on Clixsense here
- No skills
- No capitals
- Free sign up
- Earns very little
- Slow growth
Doing online surveys
You can try Online survey websites such as Clixsense and IPanelonline. These sites requires very little knowledge and skills however the payout are average, as such you will need a few of these sites to have volume in earnings. The beauty of such programs is that it requires absolutely no capital and very minimal skills. Once you have sign up, you will have to fill out your profile so the survey router can assign the questionnaires which are appropriate to you. Do make sure that you are always relevant to the market researcher. These researches are actually targeting decision makers who are buying new products in a few months time. The payout for each survey ranges from $0.80 to a few dollars per survey. Online surveys comes with protection from fraud. Do not give conflicting answers while answering too fast may disqualifies you. As for low payout, you will need to have a few online surveys
- Limited skills needed
- No capitals
- Free sign up
- You have to qualify as survey target audience.
You can make money by becoming a Captcha solver. All you need is an Internet a keyboard and typing skills. The payout is not too much however this job requires typing skills and you can work fully online from home. There are very little requirements . You can sign up at 2Captcha
- No capitals
- Free sign up
- Need to have decent typing skills
- Hard earn money
There are programs where you can share stuffs and make money online. Program such as AdFly enables you to shorlink your url and make money when sharing the links with your friends. What AdFly does it that it will show a few seconds of Ads before redirecting user to the real pages. Tips. Share product manuals ,instructions pdf, application forms on Youtube video and link using adfly. There are high search for these manuals can you can make some money from it. Sign up here
Agoda Affliate program.. just one out of millions of affiliate program out on the Internet world. We are earning passively on some of our sites
Things to watch out when trying to earn money online
Sometimes, there are no such thing as too good to be true deal. Making money online is 100% possible however with hard works and efforts. There are no easy money without hardwork, proper skills or techniques. Some skills or online business take years to build without any real rewards at first. Always keep watch for programs that need you to invest huge amount of money.
- Advertisement promising high returns in a short period of time
- Programs promising high returns with just a single click
- Dodgy advertisement
- Dodgy trainer selling dreams
- Always be weary with so called gurus charging thousands for a 1 day course teaching people how to make money online. There are plenty of fake gurus out there. These people probably make most of their money from selling their expensive courses rather than what they claim to know. You should be careful especially these so called gurus who are selling luxury dreams.
With more and more business converting online, the potential to make money online is unlimited. These are probably just a fraction of ways where you can make money online. You should start by converting your relevant talent and skills online.
We have been earning online passively and actively since 2010 , it has been a rough and sometimes smooth journey…