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Ways to Start Making Money Online in 2017

If you are thinking about trying to make money online like so many people do, but don’t have an idea of how to go about it, then you’ve come to the right place. This might seem tough, but bear in mind that everyone has their doubts and fears about this method of making money. To a lot of people, online jobs still don’t seem like something real and solid, but don’t be worried.

There is a reason why online work has exploded in the past decade and why today there are people who basically live off their online work. Not only can you find many job opportunities that are usually unavailable to you, but you will also work from your home when you see fit, and organize your day the way you like it.

Still, don’t take this lightly, as it is in fact REAL work. You will have to put in a lot of effort and work hard to make something happen and establish yourself as a good worker. So, here are the things you can do in 2017 to make money online.

Teaching students online


Online learning is becoming more and more popular each day. Now, I know what you are thinking “I am not really a teacher” and you don’t have to be. This is not a requirement for teaching someone online, but if you are a teacher, you will of course find a teaching job more easily.

There are a lot of websites for teaching English online where the criteria for teaching is not that high. Even a person who is a mid-level English speaker can teach people on such platforms. In most cases, you will get the material you have to teach and you will have time to go through it and prepare yourself.

Online streaming


One of the relatively new concepts for making money online is streaming. This is basically live video broadcasting on the web and this concept has grown so much that even the biggest corporations are adapting to it and looking to make money off it as well.

There are various forms of streaming – some people play video games and talk to their audience, entertaining them in the process. Other people basically run their own TV channels and they talk about various topics such as science, politics, history, sports etc.

You can stream on youtube, or find a suitable streaming platform. For example, if you plan on streaming live gaming videos, the best platform to go with is Twitch. Basically, the idea is to find something you are good at and act as an entertainer, a commentator or a teacher. When you build a follower base, they will donate money for your streams and if you really grow, you might also get sponsored by some brand.

Online surveys


One of the simplest and quickest ways of scoring a quick buck online is to go to paid survey sites. First of all, make sure that you find sites that  really offer paid surveys and avoid any possible scams. There are many scams in this field, so pay attention when you are looking at a website and do some research on it online.

Find as many reliable paid survey sites as you can and apply on all of them. Make sure that you are truthful when entering your information, as this is how you will increase your chances of getting chosen to do a survey. The more surveys you do, the more money you will get. However, don’t expect that this will be a full-time way of earning money.


In the end, there are many freelancing platforms you can find online. They have been around for a while, and there are many people on them who are looking for someone who can do a job for them.

However, there are also a lot of people looking for a job on freelancing platforms, but if you try hard, you will always find work for yourself. Be patient and, over time, you will be able to land better jobs that pay more money.