High Paying Ways To Make An Online Income

High Paying Ways To Make An Online Income

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The internet has transformed life as we knew it, and with a world connecting in more ways than ever through travel and the World Wide Web, we must adapt to the changes our grandparents couldn’t even dream of.

The great thing about location independence is the freedom it brings: if you so choose, by this time next year, you could be sipping the best $2 smoothie of your life, lounging on beach cabanas making money in your swimsuit.

Or maybe you’re more the Wild Wild West type; maybe you envision yourself touring Montana in an RV and your laptop, making residual income while you’re out fly fishing. Whichever the life you are after, I am here to tell you it is 100% possible for you to accomplish.

It’s worth noting that nothing worthwhile ever comes easy, per say. But that’s not to say you can’t have a heck of a time doing it. Take a look at some of the options below to follow your own vision of freedom.

Each of the following options on this list require putting in the time and focus to really make a high paying online income in that direction. You will encounter challenges. From every job or career route on this list. I don’t know a successful person on the planet who has said they haven’t had heaps of challenges along the way, but where there’s a will, there’s a way. It’s what we do with these challenges, how we learn from them, that determines how we succeed.


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Okayy, enough with the cheesy chit chat! Without further ado, here are some of the best ways to make a high paying online income:


What is it?

Being a freelancer allows you to be your own boss, gain location independence, and the potential to make a lot of money. A freelance career is usually slow to start, especially if your portfolio is a little bare, but once you get momentum going, you can make a great income and could easily have clients coming to you if you decide to really pursue this skill.

Along with location freedom, this job allows for creative freedom. Freelancers can take their career in any path they want, as this path spans countless subjects and mediums. Write books, create websites, design logos, blogs, the choices are endless!

How does it pay?

You may decide to begin by contacting clients yourself, which is very time consuming. Alternatively, there are specific websites that allow people across the internet to submit work to their project. Check out content mill websites in your niche with a quick Google search and you’ll find tons of resources.

This is a great job for any type of freelancer, and once you land a few clients with ongoing work, you’ll have a well-rounded portfolio with client referrals & testimonials that can push your career to great success. Get really skilled at mastering your niche and the potential for pay is unlimited.


Trading Cryptocurrency

What is it?

Make money short-term or long-term trading Cryptocurrency (currency that is online and exchanged without third-party banking systems) by watching the numbers, identifying cycles, buying low and selling high, and profiting off of a few hours of work, all without a college degree and from the comfort of your own home.

This option is great for travelers because of how easy and fast it is to pay or be paid and one can also avoid excess foreign fees. Many experts in the field are claiming the Dollar value will inevitably collapse and Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain technology (the technology that makes Cryptocurrency possible) will take its place soon, so you could be killing two birds with one stone (why is this even a saying???) if you believe it could be the next world currency system. Think return on investment and using it as your preferred everyday payment method.

Most merchants do not accept Bitcoin or other Cryptocurrencies right now, but many others are jumping on the wagon such as Microsoft, Wikipedia, Shopify, & even Whole Foods if you pay with a crypto-loaded gift card.

The risk with Cryptocurrency trading is higher than the others on this list, but the rewards are also high. Please do your own research.

How does it pay?

This all depends on your level of commitment and the amount of money and time you decide to invest, but to give you an idea, Bitcoin is worth a little over $8,000 (as of late July, 2018), so buying a fraction of a coin and waiting until the price jumped up a thousand or two could have you living more than comfortable. Check the web for success stories; they are NOT far and few between.


Drop Shipping

What is it?

Like a glorified online Walmart or niche store, you may want to open your own online shop selling other peoples’ products.

Many sellers in other countries like Russia and China are looking for advertisers to leverage their product in various markets to whom they have no idea how to market. In this line of work, you are the marketer and provide almost all customer service (until you outsource), and the earning potential is practically infinite. I would not call this an easy job, by any means, but it sure beats setting up a whole building and filling it with inventory, as far as difficulty and time-consumption goes.

How does it pay?

With your own online store, you are able to sell virtually whatever you want. Whenever a sale is made on your site, you will find the product you picked to sell online and buy it with your own money, contributing to the main seller and keeping the rest of the profit. The money is yours as soon as it goes from the buyer’s bank account to yours.

With all the right ingredients in place, it’s possible to advertise a free (+S&H) bracelet and in a single day make thousands off of that one product alone. That is the power of the internet.

Alternatively, sell a high-ticket product such as a treadmill, and just one sale will compensate for all overhead costs at startup. You have to foot the bill to pay for the giant thing and the shipping to get it to their address, but the returns are truly lucrative.



What is it?

Whether you want to supplement a high school student’s schoolwork, create an online video series teaching a crash course on the guitar, or join a company teaching English online, this option is available for all types of people; young, old, degree or no degree.

If you’d like to teach English online with websites like DaDaABC, chances are you will need a degree. Though I have heard of websites that don’t require one, your best bet would be trying for individual gigs through Craigslist, Facebook Groups or Marketplace (under Jobs category), and even making your own posts advertising your services.

How does it pay?

You’ll likely get paid by the week or month, depending on the company or arrangement you choose. Salary is often times paid by the hour, anywhere from $10 – $80 an hour, sometimes even more depending on the circumstances, the area you’re in, and the skills you have.


Affiliate Marketing

What is it?

This is all about word-of-mouth marketing, so you can use either your website or your social media following to make money recommending products or services you trust, and for each sale made through your link, you’ll get a commission. Sell anything from sports drinks to vacation packages to website hosting & anything else you can think of. Beats door-to-door selling any day.

How you appear on the internet plays a huge role in this, so I’d advise you to find interesting and unique ways to stand out from the crowd if this is the route you’re going to take. This could mean staying away from one super-saturated social media platform and opting for another.

Find your angle that no one else has and you can easily capitalize on it.

An added bonus is the people skills this job brings. If you’re in the marketing space, you’re going to need to appeal to large audiences and connect with a lot of people at once, so affiliate marketing is a great career path to develop those skills.

How does it pay?

Place a link to a product or service anywhere on the internet, followers buy from your link in trusting you and your recommendations, and you make a commission off of someone else’s product. Pay outs are usually weekly, biweekly, or monthly, depending on the affiliate program or company you choose to partner with.


Multi-Level Marketing

What is it?

This one gets a bad reputation, but it really is an extremely profitable business because it thrives on word-of-mouth, a super powerful marketing tool, if not THE most.

Please please please do yourself and everyone else a solid & fully believe in the product you are recommending to people. This is why Multi-Level Marketing leaves a bad taste in some peoples’ mouths–because some of us have been pitched to by our friends with the motive of solely making money rather than the genuine desire to help. Vouching for products and services you truly use and trust is the way to be successful in this line of work.

If it fits your values, chances are it will fit the values of the people you attract with your marketing techniques. Plus, the more value we give to the world as a whole, the more value we receive. Karma Theory and all that.

How does it pay?

For each person you sign up to your multi-level marketing program link, and if they sell or simply buy from the company, you’ll get commission. The more people you have signed up under you, and the more people signed up under the people under you in rank, the more you can make. Work anywhere from an hour a week to using it as your full-time job, all from your laptop without mention of a college degree or even a high school diploma, for some companies.

Since this is also in the marketing field, pay depends upon your media reach along with other variables like commission percentage payout, the type of company, the prices of the items you’re selling, and how much you’re actually selling. Soooo with millions upon millions of people on the internet, basically, limitless.


Each of the opportunities on this list can be expanded upon in different ways, or even combined. Chances of succeeding are based on your passion and drive to see the vision through, so I invite you to experiment with a few and see what you really love doing.

I hope you were able to take something from this article of some of the most high paying, high value ways to make an online income without a ton of experience or education. Drop a comment below and let me know what you’re doing to gain location freedom; I’d love to hear.


This list is frequently being updated with ways to make a high paying online income. If you have more suggestions, please share with us in a comment and I’ll put it on this list :)


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