10 Ways to Make Money Online in 2017

The internet has changed the way people do business, allowing everyone the opportunity to make money. Whether you’re a small business owner or a young, enterprising professional, extra money in your bank account is only a few clicks away.

Here are a few ways you can use the internet to make money in 2017.

Work as a Contractor

If you have an area of expertise, chances are there’s someone who is willing to pay you for it. You could serve as a contract consultant for businesses in your area. If you’re busy running a business but need extra money, consider parsing out the services you offer clients and putting in proposals for jobs on sites like Upwork or Freelancer.

Write for Publications

Put your expertise to use in guest blogging for a variety of publications. Some will even pay you for your blog posts in addition to the exposure they give. Use a site like Guestpost.com to identify the large websites that accept contributions and narrow your list to those that pay for pieces.

Write a Book

Thanks to the ease of self-publishing, anyone can write and publish a book. If your knowledge is in demand, consider writing a book and publishing it directly to Amazon.

Using CreateSpace, you can publish your book in print format and take it to conferences and other engagements. If someone asks for a consultation, you can point them to your book. I’ve personally used this to promote my payments company. It’s been one of the best ways that I can help other people while promoting my business.

Start a Podcast

Podcasts continue to grow in popularity as listeners become more comfortable with finding and downloading them. If you have an area of expertise, you can produce a podcast that consumers will find interesting enough to download more than once. If you can grow a decent fan base, you can add in advertisers and start making money.

Sell Merchandise

For some business owners, swag is an unavoidable expense, especially if they participate in conferences and trade shows. Don’t waste those efforts. Instead, upload your items to a shop on a site like CafePress and make sure it places in Google search results. You may find you occasionally get a sale as your company grows.

Teach a Class

Putting your knowledge into a teachable form serves two benefits. You can charge for your sessions and bring in extra revenue, but you can also boost your own career, as well as raise awareness for any business you’re running. Over time, you’ll establish thought leadership, which will likely lead to other opportunities.


If you have extra income, you can make it grow by choosing wise investments. The stock market is an option, but sites like AngelList can also connect you with startups looking for capital. You can find the ventures that fit your own interests and begin to build a portfolio that will hopefully pay off for many years.

Host Webinars

While webinars can be a valuable way to get more customers, you can also monetize them. This works particularly well if you have a specialized expertise with high demand. An attorney could charge for a webinar on legal issues for small business owners, for instance. Determine whether a fee-based webinar might work with your target audience.

Perform Tasks

If you’re looking for a way to make extra money, task-based services could be an option. Sites like Fiverr and TaskRabbit let people pay for small tasks to be completed. Some of these are household-related jobs, but you can also use sites like these to offer graphic design, writing, or consulting.

Make Videos

It isn’t easy to make money with videos, but if you’re creating them anyway, make a YouTube channel and upload each of them there. Consider content that might appeal to a large viewership, such as tutorials on the services you offer. You may feel as though you’re giving your knowledge away, but you’ll likely find the tutorials lead customers to want to learn more about your business. As a bonus, when your viewership grows, you can also make money on ads.

There are many ways to make money online in 2017, whether you’re looking for work or supplementing your business marketing efforts. Start off with a goal and you’ll soon be able to identify the best way to bring in extra income while also growing in your career.

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14 thoughts on “10 Ways to Make Money Online in 2017”

  1. Muthoni W says:

    Nice article.

    The only I would add is affiliate marketing. It may be hard to start with in the beginning… But since the articles will always live on your site… The income becomes exponential.

  2. Amar kumar says:

    Hey John,

    It is really a healthy and wealthy post. These are really good tricks to make decent money. And people are also doing this things in order to boost their business as well as earning. Webinars are really amazing to grow our email list, we all need to attend a webinar a compatible web browser, and a way to share the audio portion of the session.

    People are highly complex and often mysterious, so we all struggle to understand our fellow humans. Value is not a fixed number. Value is relative to what we’re selling, what others charge, what the prospect is used to paying, how badly the prospect wants it and how the prospect perceives the difference between our offer and others. People are adding podcasts to blogs and websites daily. Businesses are using them for general communication and training. Eventually, thanks for sharing your best tips with us.

    With best wishes,

    Amar kumar

  3. Hi Mr John,

    Thanks for your educational articles, as always.

    I read each every email you send me.

    All the best in 2017 and beyond.

  4. Yalu says:

    By far, the best way is to make Youtube videos and then market them. It’s so much easy than creating a blog.

  5. Hi John,

    Most excellent post. The tips are first rate and the links put people on the road to actually making some money and in some cases life changing plus money.

    Good stuff. Keep it up.

  6. Chris says:

    Great post, John.

    Been following your work for a while now, very inspiring.

    Great job.

  7. Frikkie says:

    how do one market YouTube videos?

  8. Hey John ~

    Thanks for these all tips, the one of most I like is the book writing which I am already planning because I observed that every blogger start writing book after becoming the expert about experiences, But I’m little confused how to start and compose my book? can you give me any guide line for this?

  9. Robert says:

    Great article with tips for 2017 thanks for sharing

  10. Jay says:

    affiliate marketing just remember to build that list:) with video marketing, ppc, blogging, etc….

  11. Fran A says:

    Awesome post and great comments.

  12. mege says:

    Thanks very help full post but you can also earn money with little effort from Google adsenes by Writing articles for Adsense is the way to do it.

    You may have already heard about their story for they are among the few who are on their way to making millions worth of cash just by promoting Adsense sites.

    Anyone, any age and gender can become money generating Adsense publishers as long as they what it takes. How does one go about this Internet advertising?

  13. Hi John,
    This is really a great article about making money online.
    I have tried some of the ways already like writing book and Sell Merchandise and they are working well for me.
    We should really think about making money online. Thank you for sharing this useful and knowledgeable article with us.

  14. Isabella says:

    Not easy to make money but after reading this post its realize me that not even hard to get money. Thanks for this post.

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