May 23: Due to the lockdown and restrictions amid the second wave of COVID – 19, we all are stuck inside houses. The prolonged confinement is driving some young energetic kids up the walls. This situation has given some of the teens a golden opportunity to earn money online from the comfort of their houses.

As internet penetration is increasing especially with work from home, online schooling/classes, most people are looking for ways to make money online. For those young minds stuck at home during this time, there are some ways to make a profit and gain experience at the same time.


Here’s how to earn cash online:

  1. Freelancing:

Freelance is one of the best ways to earn a living online. It’s a wide platform and you can use any skill you have to earn cash online.

As a freelancer one can take up jobs in Transcription, writing, translation, graphic design, video optimization, app development, advertising, coding, photography, editing, proofreading, marketing, typing, etc.

There are various websites on the internet from all over the world including India which provide teens with the opportunity to receive a commission for their skills or abilities.

There so many verified sites and apps are present online that can help you earn cash as a freelancer. All you have to do is register and start applying.


  1. Influencer:

Nowadays, Social media influencing is a huge deal and being a social media influencer can fetch you a lot of money.

A social media influencer is an individual who has a large number of followers online, along with notable personalities and celebrities, in a specific region or business. If someone’s Instagram profile/page has a large following, he/she can become an influencer and earn money through your Instagram posts and videos.

One can earn big through sponsored posts, product ratings, template promotions, image promotions, affiliate online marketing, and personalized merchandise promotion. There are so many Insta influencers out there and some of them earn over a lakh per month. The revenue depends on the number of followers, content reach, sponsors, and platform.


  1. Blogging or Vlogging:

Until a few years back, running a blog was considered a hobby more than a career option. However, over the last couple of years, it has become a great way to earn money online via work from home. It is a result of an increase in the digital footprint.

Today, one can find a blog on any topic or subject matter online be it fitness, lifestyle, fashion, health, education, or personal finance. By blogging, one can attract readers or site visitors that can translate into cash.

Blogs that witness high traffic get ads because of Google and those ads then become a source of revenue for the blogger. Nowadays, aside from blogging, there are many other ways to earn like video blogging or vlogging on Youtube and other social media platforms.

If one can shoot a vlog that might attract viewers then he/she can put videos on YouTube and earn money through Google AdSense, affiliate marketing online (selling other people’s articles on your blog or channel), doing product reviews, etc.

There are several free blogging operating systems also ruining on the internet just like WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, Medium, Ghost, Squarespace, etc.

One can also organize a self-hosted weblog. Typically, a blogger can start generating income between Rs 20,000 to Rs 30,000 per month or so depending on ads and visitors.

Also Read: 10 Ways to Make Extra Money as a Graphic Designer


  1. Amazon Associates Online

    Amazon Associates is an online marketing program that allows you to create hyperlinks on your website or web blog and earn referral fees that too working from home. One can earn money online with Amazon hyperlinks and fee income.

    When a prospective customer clicks on the merchandise link and purchases from Amazon, the associate gets a commission. It is free to install as well as easy to use. One can earn up to 10% of the reference price on eligible and program purchases.


  1. Paid online surveys:

    This option is best for people who have a lot of free time on their hands and no notable skill. Swagbucks is among many well-known websites, which pay to participate in a number of actions such as taking surveys, watching movies, and shopping, among others.

    Usually, each site has a variety of quick and difficult surveys that can be tested in a month.

    Through these websites, you mostly earn points that can be redeemed within the type of money (PayPal), by check or through reward vouchers and cards.

    You can simply earn 1000-2000 rupees every week. In order to earn more, it is better to register for at least 8-10 websites or apps to make a good profit.


  1. Online tutoring:

    If someone loves teaching this might be the best way to earn pocket money. He/she can teach different kids online, and help them with their assignments.

    You can also earn by teaching or promoting programs on online platforms like Udacity, Udemy, or Lynda, or by joining online tutoring sites like Vedantu, TutorMe, TeacherOn, etc.

    For online teaching sites, one has to register and they may evaluate it via an online interview or demo, and when they scan it, they will bring it on board.

    With online tutoring sites, one can earn between Rs 10,000 and 1 lakh per month depending upon the platform, knowledge, and classes.

    They pay a strict, fast, or hourly contract. To educate colleagues, neighbours or acquaintances, you can start by charging Rs 200 per hour and increase to Rs 500-1000 as you gain experience.


  1. Podcast, audiobooks:

    Over the last couple of years, Podcasts have become extremely popular. One can use its penchant for storytelling and have good public speaking skills to advantage it earn to work from home.

    A podcast is basically a series of data from digital audio and video recordings that a person can listen to. There are about 200 million monthly active customers, 40 podcast companies, and a gradual increase in customers caused by Covid crashes which means you have a golden opportunity to start a podcast.

    One can also lend your voice for audiobooks and earn some cash.

    One can also earn money through sponsorships, commercials, subscriptions, and product, software, and product promotions.

    For honest profit, one will have advertisers and sponsors, looking for a larger audience of 5000+ listeners.