First up, applaud yourself for making your way here, for taking the initiative to want to look for ways to earn money. It is very likely that you already holding down a permanent job, but are looking for avenues to make the most of your extra time, to gain a little bit more ‘kaching-kaching’ to fund the hobbies you like or additional responsibilities in your household.
The good news is, we’ve got you covered. Here, we will be unveiling 16 ways to make money online.
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Because it is easily accessible and you do not need to be present at a specific location to complete a task. All you have to do is to park yourself at a location that is connected to the internet. Earning extra money could be done at home, a cafe or even at a park.
Plus, the Internet is borderless – Malaysia is not the limit. Your capabilities can get you projects from all around the world from our neighbouring countries to the beaches of Hawaii.
Also, before you jump the gun and think we are going to let you down by listing typical data entry or proofreading jobs that you can do online but gain very little income – no, we value your time.
Before dollar signs replace your irises, do note that this is not a method to get rich quick. It is a means to develop and sharpen other dormant skills you may have in your life and while earning extra money – online!
Plus, if this venture hits off – you’ll be making more bucks that what your current job is paying you!
So gear up, we are jumping in.
The first section consists of making money online through means of writing. If you are in any way a wordsmith or a grammar Nazi, this may be ideal for you.
There a few ways you can do it, and it requires you to put yourself out there. Start by running a blog and pumping good content that you’ve written.
Anywhere between RM30 to RM3,000. Copywriting (short snippets for advertisements or simple articles) can start from RM50 to RM80. For blog articles, web articles and the like, it can range between RM100 to RM2,000.
Some would prefer being paid by the number of words, but it may not be an identifier of an effective article – additional punctuations do not elevate any type of writing.
Today, education is available at the tip of your fingers – therefore, take advantage of it.
Depending on the quality of your e-book and it’s reach, you can gain from RM5 to thousands of Ringgit as time passes.
We do not always pursue what we study, but make the past work for your future. Law students, make the most of your legal background by drafting contracts and other documents for law firms on a freelance basis.
Depending on the document, the average rate is RM0.50 per word – this means that a document that has 1,000 words will earn you RM500.
For a legal letter spanning three to four paragraphs with legal formalities, you can charge a rate starting from RM150.
Pour out your knowledge, coupled with creativity to teach,without being physically present. Teaching can encompass school based subjects like Mathematics or Chemistry to general hobbies or latest tech advancements.
If you are a teacher in school and are looking to earn something more without opening up a physical class for tuition, you can be an online tutor. Sign up on platforms like Snapask, Teach Me and CikguOnAir. This is specific for students in public or private schools in Malaysia.
It can range from RM1.50 per question guided to RM40 to RM150 per hour of tutoring. Alternatively, opt to schedule your teaching sessions via Skype (sans platforms) and charge by the hour.
Leverage on the blossoming e-learning market. Online courses are extremely common now and subjects can range from gardening to evolution.
It all depends on how good your course is. Most platforms take commissions (Udemy takes 50% and might reduce as your content gains more traction). You’ll generally be able to make between RM1,500 to RM3,000 in the first few months.
Got an eye for detail, art and handy with art creation tools? If that’s you, this is how you can earn money.
If you are handy with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign, use it to your advantage.
You can charge an average of RM100 per name card. For logos, layouts and marketing materials, it can range from RM200 to RM5,000 per project.
If you are a crafter and nimble with your fingers, extend your hobby into a money making business.
You put a price to your items after reviewing the cost of raw materials and time taken to make them. Some crafters earn from RM100 to thousands of Ringgits a month depending on how established they are.
A crafter and a mobile game enthusiast? This passion can earn you big bucks.
You could be rich if successful. Some earn from RM1,000 to RM100,000 a month depending on how many views the adverts on your game get. Hence, the more people play your game, the faster and more you earn.
If you’ve got an eye on what makes a good photo and able to enhance them via editing then you should be selling your photos.
Anywhere between RM10 to RM3000 a month – it all depends on how many people purchase your photos.
The cousin to stock photography is stock videography, same thing but different direction and a little more effort.
Anywhere between RM300 to RM40,000 a month – it all depends on how many people purchase your videos.
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest – if you are actively on each platform this list may be for you.
Not vlogging per se but starting a YouTube channel with quality content. If you are skilled or have insight on some topics and carry a charismatic personality, be sure to start YouTubing!
Do not expect to get rich quick like famous vloggers. It might take awhile before you receive a cheque from YouTube amounting $100. However, persevere in growing your subscribers.
Similar to blogging and YouTubing, creating a podcast is a chip off the old block – just that it only requires your voice.
This platform is not lucrative at the start, but if your podcasts are of quality, you will slowly gain a following. With this following you can actually approach companies that do businesses related to your content to sponsor your podcast that can span from RM500 to RM3,000, depending on your asking price, topic relevance or total listens.
Many companies today know the importance of social media – this is where you can step in to provide your social media management services.
You can expect a payment of RM500 to RM20,000 depending on how much you take on. Be educated on how social media works, increase engagement and know how to decipher statistics produced by the social media platforms.
Mention social media influencer and one thinks of free food and free trips sponsored by the client. The good thing is, you do not need to have 100k followers on social media to be qualified. Now, micro-influencers are emerging and they consist of accounts who have a few thousand quality followers.
You may be paid via product sponsorship to projects worth more than RM20,000.
Having videos on social media is a little different from just recording videos and editing. It’s making still pictures move and creating engaging animation in a limited timeframe – to sell.
RM500 to RM5,000 – depending on the task and the amount of designs needed.
Blogs and vlogs is an engaging avenue to express your thoughts and ideas. It also can earn you money if you sell items that relate to your audience.
Expect to earn more if you have a large following or provide items that will benefit your audience. With enough loyal fans you can attract a stream of buyers once the product is released for sale. Expect to earn RM500 to RM20,000 upon product release.
There you have it, a list of 16 hustles you can take on that will not just bring in some petty cash but an investment for bigger things to come. It is important that whatever you do, banks in to the future.
Sure, you can opt to take surveys or do data entry but what good is there in the long run for self advancement – not to mention the amount of money you will get after accumulating the time spent doing this mundane work.
Let your freelance jobs put more than money into your bank account, but bank into your work experience, just like an investment. If you invest in good work, you reap the harvest that multiplies.
Once you’ve gotten a taste for making money online, you will realise that it is actually quite lucrative if you do it right. You might want to move on to starting your own online business – hence, we’ve got the perfect article that expounds on the many ways you can do so right here.
In the meantime, do tell us, what is the next project you are starting on?