15 Legit Ways To Make Money Online (+3 Places Where Money Hides)

How to make money online: a step-by-step guides (+ 3 places where money hides).

If really you want to make money online, you are in the right place where i will show you 15 proven ways you can make cool cash online.

Take time to read these 15 lucrative ways to earn cash online with ease. Some people think it is impossible to make money online but to be candid, others have been making it.

Now it is time for you to make yours online, yes online !!!

But before we dive into the list, let’s quickly brief money history:

Brief History Of Money

About 100,000 years ago, barter-like methods was the way people were using to exchange good and services between themselves.

The system of commodity money eventually evolved into a system of representative money.

This occurred because gold and silver merchants or banks would issue receipts to their depositors – redeemable for the commodity money deposited.

Eventually, these receipts became generally accepted as a means of payment and were used as money.

What Money Really Is ??

According to *Wikipedia* Money is any item or verifiable record that is generally accepted as payment for goods and services and repayment of debts, such as taxes, in a particular country or socio-economic context.

And *Investipodia* made us to understand that:

Money functions based on the general acceptance of its value.
The current value of monetary currency is not the paper or coin used as the material to produce the note or coin, but the amount of value that paper can be exchanged for.

Where Money Hides ??

There are three places where money hides which most people are not aware of.

1. Money Hides Behind VALUE

Money is actually an exchange of value. That means the real money is actually value (it isn’t the paper money).

Everyone can solve one or two problems
and that is what value is; ability to solve problems

The first step of wealth creation is to identify your value.

You need to identify and ask yourself what can I offer to others.

What do I have that others need and would want to pay for?

Or what can I learn (which value can I develop).

I see a lot of youths this days, they want to make money but they don’t want to offer anything to the world.


It’s not done that way

Money is only a reward & if you don’t have anything to offer, it won’t come to you.

And in life, you can’t jump up and stay up, the only way you can stay up is if you grow up

That is why self discovery is very important.

You need it to identify your genius point and the area you’re valuable in.

No one, I repeat, no one can build real wealth WITHOUT giving real value

You can’t make money if you don’t solve problems


Go out, look for problems to solve & money will come to you *naturally*

Am i making sense ?

Identifying your value won’t give you money, you need to learn how to PRODUCTIFY it

This takes me to next point where Money Hides

2. Money Hides Behind PRODUCTIVITY

If you don’t have a product that people can buy, forget about being rich.

For instance, I post stuffs on my WhatsApp status for free everyday.

but I don’t make money

I only make money if I sell a product which can be a class, course or an ebook

Without creativity and innovation, forget about wealth.

You need to have products or service that people can pay for!!!!

When you identify a problem (that people will pay for), think of a way that you can create a product around it.

Mind you.

Is not every problem that is profitable.

Don’t go into any niche that people are not making money in.

Please don’t!

You can be a pioneer once you discover your passion in it, or learn to model.

….and sometimes people leave their passions and go after what brings money into their pockets.

When they start making money, then they can fund their passions.

3. Money Hides Behind EXCHANGING

Creating a product doesn’t bring money

What actually brings money is exchanging the product for money (selling).


If you’re into hair dressing, your business is not hair dressing, your business is selling of hair dressing  service

If you’re into graphics, your business is not designing, your business is selling of designs service

Your real business is selling

You don’t make money when you create a product, you make money when you sell it

Dangote real business is not manufacturing of cement

His real business is selling of cement

Because without selling, no money is made.

So apart from identifying your value and creating a product around it, you need to LEARN how to sell o

You don’t have to be in business for long to learn this skill.

So long you’re alive, learn how to sell because without selling you cannot make money!!!

Meaning that, You need to do a market analysis after you have thoroughly analysed yourself.

I hope you have understand what money really is and where it hides.eve

Now, let’s the journey start on 15 legit ways you can make money online even when you are sleeping.

1) Blogging Business

This is the number one (1) on our list because having a blog opens doors for many ways to make money online. Blogging is one of the oldest methods people are using to make money online.

You can blog about any thing you are passionate about or something that has a targeted audience so that you can earn money when you have more traffics in your blog.

Whenever you start your blog, focus on a specific niche (topic) with a tight focus and continue to expand into other relevant categories as you grow and generate more traffics.

This will allows you to build a massive blog traffics over time. Remember to customise your blog so that it serves as a good first impression to visitors.

There are many ways you can monetize your blog (i.e earn passive income with your website, among them are:

  • By adding Affiliate links.
  • Through AdSense (by placing ads on your website).
  • Through Sponsored posts (which can help you make money from specific company or brand).
  • You can also sell digital or physical products on your website.

Materials Needed.

Are you ready get started and build your own blog today ? read the complete guide by CLICKING HERE.

2) Graphic Designs

Another way to make money online is to offer online graphic design service by helping people to create logos, banners, e-flyers for their companies or businesses.

Graphic designing has become a popular way people are using to make money nowadays.

Materials Needed

1) Canva

2) Design Wizard

3) Become An Online Tutor

You can earn income by doing online tutorials for people on something you can teach very well, maybe your course of study, your personal skills and any other knowledge you have.

You can do tutorials on any of the platforms you know about, starting from WordPress, blogger, joomla and some other apps that people need someone to guide them on using it.

Materials Needed

You can do online tutorials through these platforms

1) YouTube

2) WhatsApp

3) Vimeo

Or Through These apps

4) Zoom

5) Google Classroom

6) Google Meet

4) Become A Virtual Assistant

Another great way to earn money online is to become a virtual assistant.

A lot of people and businesses are looking to outsource “assistant-type” work, such as responding to emails, handling basic writing and organization, research tasks, and more.

If you are looking to do this type of work online, consider becoming a virtual assistant and you could earn several dollars per month.

5) Create A YouTube Channel

YouTube blogging is a great way to earn extra cash. You get paid based on the advertisements displayed on your videos – so the more people that watch your videos, the more you get paid.

You can also get paid when you become a YouTube partner.

It’s estimated that video bloggers on YouTube get roughly $7.60 per each 1,000 views of their videos.

Materials Needed

1) YouTube Channel

2) Video Makers Apps

6) Create An Online Course

You can create courses on the field you are good at either in video format, audio or text, just make sure everything is well organized and easy for buyers to understand.

There are many platforms where you can upload your courses and earn money when people buy it. You can also sell your courses yourself if you have a website or blog.

Materials Needed

1) Udemy : You can create your online course or upload your course to Udemy.

2) Learndash

3) Zippy Courses

7) Freelancing Work

Another way is to apply for an online freelance job. What you have to do is to showcase your skills.

You can do freelance work on any skill you have that you can deliver professionally, for example if you are good in writing articles, publications etc, you may be employed in creating texts contents.

Even if you are into coding like front end codes such as HTML, CSS, JAVASCRIPT or back end such as NODE.JS, PHP, MYSQL.

You still have many opportunities to freelancing because there is high demand of developers in both web and software development.

Materials Needed

1) Amazon

2) Fiverr

8) Write A Book or EBook.

This is one of the common methods most people are using to generate online passive income.

You can write a book on something worth reading about like digital marketing, programming languages, affiliation programs, online marketing strategies and so on.

You can also write a novel and sell it online. Make sure you set down good price for your books so that people can afford buying it, but it should not be too cheap to the extent that people will think there is nothing in your write-ups.

Materials Needed

You can sell your books yourself or upload your books to some platforms like :

1) Play store

2) Amazon

3) Udemy

9) Create A Mobile App

If you have any knowledge about programming languages, you can use your knowledge to create and launch an app and upload your app on Play store or App store for monetization.

You can create an instructional app, past questions and answers app for students, programming app and other educational apps for the beginners.

Materials Needed

You can upload you apps on

1) Play store

2) Apk Pure

 3) App Store

10) Establish A Dropshipping Business

What is dropshipping ? This is a type of business where you are the “middle man” between a manufacturer and the customer.

The customer buys the product through your website or product listing on a site like eBay or Amazon. Once the payment has been made, the company ships the product directly to their front door.

Your profit is the difference between the selling price and the manufacturer’s wholesale price that sells you the goods.

The easiest way to begin is to create a website with some platforms that have built-in tools for e-commerce.

Materials Needed

1) Shopify

11) Online Translation Services

This is a good choice for you if you understand some languages very well with which you can offer translation services. Starting from English Language to Arabic language and French.

Even there are some rooms for you if you understand Sign Language , you can be employed as a freelancer to offer translation service for the disabled being and earn your income.

Materials Needed

Visit any of the following for online translation services.

1) Upwork

2) Protranslate

3) Gongo

4) Translated

12) Take Online Survey

There are some platforms where you can take online survey and share your thought, you can be opportuned to win some dollars or gift card.

Materials Needed

You can visit any of the following for online surveys.

1) Swagbucks

2) Brandsurveys

3) Inboxdollar

4) Lifepoint

5) Toluna

13) Buying And Selling Of Website Domain.

You can start buying domain names from the domain name providers and sell it to others needing it.

You can apply for Domain Reseller program from domain providers where they will sell domain extension for you at cheaper price.

Materials Needed

Visit any of these for domain resells

1) Namecheap

2) Bluehost

3) Truehost

4) Awakeserver

14) Social Media Marketing Management

Another way to earn money online is to advertise products on your social media accounts. The advertisers will pay you when you help them advertise their products to your audience.

Instagram is one of the media you can use if you have high number of  followers. Companies will pay you to help them advertise their products and convince people to use or buy those products.

Materials Needed

1) Instagram

2) Facebook

3) Tiktok

15) Take Opportunity Of Free Money.

Here, you can apply for many online grants starting from Government grants to NGO (Non Governmental Organization).

What you need is just to be checking online time to time to know whenever the grant form will be out and the time of disbursement.

Materials Needed

1) Search For Any Online Grant Available

2) Visit Your Country Grants Platform Regularly.


These are our 15 proven ways to make money online, you can use any of them or combine two or more together for a great result.

There are some other ways but these are our proven ways that we highly believe you can start with and make your money even when you are sleeping.

But remember that some have been making it and i want you to believe that you can make yours also.

So prepare yourself for any challenge your may encounter in the course of doing it.

Thanks for Reading.

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