17. Become a virtual assistant
With so many entrepreneurs building businesses, the demand for virtual assistants is increasing almost daily. A virtual assistant is a self-employed individual who provides services to a business from a remote location. Writing, bookkeeping, social media, and customer support are just a few of the services you might offer as a virtual assistant.
You can find relevant gigs on websites like Virtual Office Temps, Indeed, or Upwork. Many virtual assistants have also found ways to make money online by reaching out to brands and entrepreneurs, asking if they’re looking for support in running their businesses. Using a combination of job posting applications and outreach, you’ll land your first client sooner than you might think.
18. Become a Twitch streamer
While Twitch started as a gaming platform, it’s quickly evolving to include other types of content. Nowadays, Twitch streaming is an increasingly popular way to make money online. To make money fast on Twitch, you’ll need to grow your following. If you’re consistent, streaming on this platform can help you build a sizable audience fast.
You’ll need to find a popular game or channel that isn’t overly competitive so people can easily find your content. In order to get people to notice your streams, you’ll need to have a consistent style for your channel: is it going to be funny, educational, or entertaining? Choose your path and stick to it.
There are five ways to monetize your Twitch channel: selling products, brand sponsorships, fan donations, subscriptions, and Twitch ads. As a Twitch streamer, you’ll want to focus on tapping into all five monetization methods to ensure the highest financial gains. With the right strategy and hard work, you can make a lot of money hosting Twitch streams.
19. Invest in stocks
You can also make money fast by investing in stocks. If you aren't an expert in picking stock, you might want to skip this money-making idea. While it can have one of the highest rewards, it can also result in money loss if you're inexperienced.
If you currently hold a 9-to-5 job, look into your company's financial programs. Do they allow you to invest in company stocks? If so, sign up for it. At least with a company stock program, you have some influence on the organization's success as an employee. If your company has an RRSP matching program, you can also sign up for that if your goal is to save up for retirement or a down payment on your first home.
20. Sell Your photographyWhether you’re a professional photographer or just love snapping great pictures, you can make money online by selling your images. Sites like Shutterstock and Alamy are great places to showcase your work. These websites pay royalties to photographers when someone downloads a copy of their image.
If you’re looking to monetize your photography quickly, you can create a listing on Foap, a smartphone app that lets you upload your works and earn cash. When an agency, brand, or anyone else buys a photo or video from your digital Foap portfolio, the app creator shares the profit with you 50/50.
21. Sell clothes online
You likely have clothes you haven’t worn in the past year and don’t have any intention of ever wearing again. Rather than letting them take up space in your closet, why not make money off of them?
Whether you sell your clothes, handbags, or shoes, there are quite a few websites that allow you to sell your used fashion items. Poshmark, Refashioner, The RealReal, ThredUp, and Tradesy are a few online sites where you can sell apparel for cash.
You could make money online by selling on several different platforms. If you’re looking to drive sales offline, you can use Facebook buy and sell groups in your community to find people online and sell the items in person. I’ve personally sold through these groups before and know they work.
22. Become an extreme couponer
When money is tight, coupons can help save you a few bucks. Plus, sharing coupons can help you make money online. Coupon Chief, for example, offers a Pays to Share program, where customers receive some percentage of sales from the coupons they share on the platform. You’ll need to add coupons that haven’t already been shared. In return, you’ll make a 2% to 3% commission.