Making money online has not been a dream anyhow. And the process of making money online, thankfully; we have so many legalized, endorsed, and proven systems to make the real of it.
Earn Money Online in India 2024
With the fastest growing population rate, India does have its most young generation devoted to do wonders in the online world, and they are actually doing it.
and let me tell you that..
Earning money online is NOT a scam
By the way, it definitely is not a scam to earn through online means nor I reference or relate it to any scam because it really is not.
So with this big wide guide where you will learn the immensely powerful methods that will open you up to know as to how to make money online in India, and the real money out of falling into no ponzi schemes, fraudulent activities, and such other illegal mediums that are entirely inhumane and the law of the land forbids.
I must say it is scam-free but you would need to invest something.
And what is that ‘something’ you would come to know well in a few moments.
Now, coming back to the topic :
How to Make Money Online in India (2024)
Starting anything online does not require the relevant degree to enable yourself to initiate any online ventures but to learn the particular skill you are good at, all it requires the learning plus understanding plus practicing.
And the young generation of India is definitely good at it — the learning.
Even though your earnings could remain zero for quite some months because every covered method that we will discuss in open details, would take time to learn and hit the profit line just like the typical job or the business that you set up in reality.
How To Earn Money Online In India, is simple but not just an easy-going task to power up your computer/laptop, connect to the internet and start making money instantly.
It is a long process and we will try to cover the comfortable duration estimate where you would be able to start making money while being located in India.
Just that you either do not want to go outside of India to make money online nor you got to relocate (to some extent) to the major metro cities (if and if you got the resources in your town that we will cover as well.)
Before we go out to hunt each and every single money making idea/method, why not quickly glance through the list of items that we are after?
Let’s become a freelancer
Freelancing is a widely popular method to earn money online in India. It is about transforming yourself to become your own ‘boss’. And the same term is often and mistakenly relates to the wrong picture…
Being your own boss does not mean you are free of any work but it is the equally-important responsibility that you cannot hide from.
Your shop may not operate without your presence, so does the freelancing career.
Having the team once you are successful and you think of NOT coming to the office for days, such experience would destroy the whole of what you once built sooner or later.
And to become a freelancer, you need to master or at least become the intermediate knowledge and experience holder to go with.
The freelancing platforms that you can try your luck with, are the following:
These four of the freelancing platforms do great at bringing the new talent on board.
But the requirement is the same…. Learn a skill to start monetizing it using the freelancing platforms.
Prior investment required to get started with freelancing:
Learning a skill. Whether you can learn it all by yourself and through the internet OR by joining the institutions.
The first case would take some time while the other one, with GOD’s willing, can get you started instantly and right after completing the course.
How much does a freelancer earn in India?
As per businesstoday, 23% of Indian freelancers earn upto Rs 60 lakh per annum which makes it a great source of income and employment for India.
Idea #2: Get jobs, the micro jobs
And the micro jobs mean by the comparatively low-paying jobs where you get paid with less than US$ 10.00 (which I have still marked relatively higher.)
To get the best micro jobs, the famous platform is still the Fiverr that tops the list.
But here is the thing… Indeed for the low-paying micro jobs; you got to own a skill which you can cash out by bidding/offering the services according to your skill set.
Micro jobs are a wonderful way to earn the experience if you are new to the online money making league.
Once you improve your skills and get the grip harder over it, you may start bidding/offering your service to attain the micro jobs as they might be so time-consuming, but it depends on you.
If you do want to continue working over the micro jobs, it is all up to you and is totally for you to keep going with.
The requirement here is to at least come with the skill set to get going into the field, please…
And some of the best micro jobs providing websites are;
Go with the micro jobs to start cashin’ out instantly! I’m saying this, because i have seen many Indian’s working as a part time to earn through Micro Jobs.
Prior investment to go with the micro jobs:
A little bit of knowledge, and the micro jobs are best worked for the data entry and other small/micro jobs; that require NOT to have the extensive level of knowledge/skill built.
Idea #3: Act and work as a consultant
Being a consultant does not require you to become an expert but the little bit of knowledge than the common men.
What you are good at; just offer the consulting service to the people that are in dire need to speak to someone who knows differently than them.
Sell your advice and knowledge through skype or phone call and charge for your time.
Well, If you ask me, I am a consultant in the domain of Digital Marketing; I sell my advice to the folks being hindered to grow their online properties such as blogs, websites, and more.
Prior investment to work as a consultant:
Know about one thing and that too with enough knowledge more than the general public.
And give advice with the same way which the action worked for your own.
Idea #4: Let’s squeeze FaceBook and Instagram
If you have the good following base on FaceBook and Instagram; you are entitled to make good money out of it.
A good FaceBook fan page and Instagram with thousands of followers make you able to monetize and cash out of your effort.
If you can evaluate the power of full-fledged established FaceBook group and the Instagram account; the advertisers may reach out to you to promote them (their services, products, and anything that they consider to promote.)
So any of your effort up on social media does not go in vain but if you have aligned it towards getting your accounts monetized.
Prior investment to start monetizing for FaceBook and Instagram:
- An established FaceBook and Instagram accounts ranging to thousands of followers
- Reach out to each and every leads that you get
Idea #5: Buy & sell the web domains, oh yes!
Web domain names (or just domain names) mean a fortune for many!
Let it be expired ones or those that are hot enough to get registered in the future; if you know the art of buying the right domain names, you can cash them out with the right price and to the right audience that is interested in your possessed web domains’ collection.
Flip the domain names if you need to, which means you buy a website and sell instantly with the profit.
So, try your luck with Flippa.com, the pure web domains buying and selling marketplace, to reference to the guide to actually buy and sell the domain names
Prior investment to go for selling and buying the web domains
Nothing but your intuition.
The more you trade, the more experience you would earn.
And to get started with the right steps, get to know how it is rightly done. 🙂
Idea #6: Become ‘THE’ content writer
Though it falls under the category of being a freelancer but I would open it up with much more details and that too separately.
Being a content writer is not just an easy task but it is so worth to become one!
Every website, and every blog needs the content AND not every website or blog owner have time or the right way to write the content.
Then, they rush towards the online properties to find the best content writers which are not just affordable but come with the quality that is hard to find out of many content writers.
If you possess that wit of writing with the tone that people like and admire, you should start cashing out your skill of writing the content.
But, I should emphasize on one thing and ONLY the ONE thing.
Be a niche content writer rather THAN hit each and every single topic because that would definitely bring you more work but the quality may deteriorate due to not every content writer could be equally-known to every single topic, isn’t it?
So in case you find yourself comfortable to write over the topic of digital marketing, make it your core topic to win the clients that are looking for ONLY the digital marketing-related content writers.
This way, you have a higher chance to win the long-term clients than those who just turn out to be hire you for writing an article or two.
Make use of the freelancing platforms such as Fiverr, Upwork, Freelancer, and more to get yourself awarded with the content writing work.
Also, you can utilize your contacts through social media platforms and through your own blog that you set up purely for the content writing purpose.
Prior investment to go with the content writing career:
Fit with a certain and particular topic to grow yourself to be called as the niche content writer.
Learn and keep learning the art of writing interesting content that is not only readable but wins the heart of readers, and of course your clients’ too.
Go on any freelancing or social media platform and look for content writers, you will find ample of Indian workers working in content writing firm.
Idea #7: Start the WordPress blog
Starting a blog could contain many intentions, and the many reasons.
But what I would emphasize over, it is to start the WordPress blog to share what you are good at.
And start it for the pure information to share with the world which you know.
Let’s say you are a web programmer, the content that contains tutorials and programming materials that you can make others to learn from your experience; one should definitely go for it.
Would be thinking about how to monetize then?
The resources, the programming resources/tools that are paid to get commission when someone buys from your blog.
Show the ads, the Google ads.
And lastly, offer your pre-created web programming course. It is the pure legitimate way to earn from your experience and the effort.
Prior investment that is required to start the WordPress blog:
The good knowledge about ONE particular skill.
Idea #8: Hit affiliate marketing
This, the affiliate marketing thing, is one of the hottest trending online earning methods that most people are opting for.
Most people, when it comes to ask about how they can make money online, they are quickly referenced to the affiliate marketing to go with.
Despite being the top of the online earning methods, the affiliate marketing has not been an easy task for now.
That is because of the excessive competition that it has attracted since 2018, and the seo system being evolved day by day, and of course, people learning about the search engines to dominate.
Just search any product-related keyword and I bet, you would come up with hundreds and even thousands of the search results just over Google.
But I am not backing you off to entirely drop the idea. You should learn from your competitors that how they are doing to ultimately find out your own personal ingredient to run the affiliate blog.
The world does not allow the copy-pasting methodology, actually it discourages and is easily detected by the common internet users thanks to the online tools and the mindfulness.
So, go with your own taste and dominate the search engines to rank each and every content you primarily write over the affiliate marketing.
And just remember, do not push to sell to actually make a sell.
Prior investment to initiate the affiliate marketing thing;
- Get the good web domain ~ money needed
- Set up WordPress blog ~ money needed
- Focus over one product/category to go with the blog
- Write with engaging and interesting tone to amaze the readers
How much can an affiliate marketer earn in India?
There is no limit on how much you can make, but i have seen people earning huge through Affiliate Marketing.
Read out my exclusive articles over affiliate marketing:
- How to Make Money With Affiliate Marketing (2024)
- How to Start Affiliate Marketing in 2024 – [Complete Guide]
- 6 Ways to Make More Money & Sales with Affiliate Marketing
- 3 Most Important Steps for Getting More Affiliate Sales
- 7 Amazing Tips for Every Affiliate Marketer
Idea #9: Run an event-based blog
You know the stock exchange and any of it? Have a little know-how of how the trading works?
There is a certain term of day-trading where one buys a company’s stock like say, in the morning and sells before the trading session/day ends.
And it is called the day-trading where you have to sell either with the profit or loss (depends totally upon your luck.)
As it is the risky enough to NOT go for holding the stock for long so there is indeed so much at stake to make or lose.
Event blogging equals to the day-trading that mostly lasts for one complete day.
With that, you are meant to cover a certain event but you got to prepare for it so earlier for that single day.
Let’s suppose you are trying to cover the event of ‘new year’, so you must start your blog from October to push in the content as well as win the proper rankings over search engines.
Cover that event with the best you can.
Prior investment to go with event blogging;
- Decide which event you want to focus on
- Register the domain name
- Set up the event blog
- Start writing the best content!
- Wait with patience
Idea #10: Create your YouTube channel
YouTube channel is another in-thing of today’s era. YouTubers are considered as the celebrities where the follow one topic to go with and make the videos about.
You can also become a Youtube star and make a living through it.
The more you push the new videos, the higher chances you gain the good reach and the following count.
So, no more watching others videos BUT create yours own from now on.
Spread your knowledge or whatever videos you try to make, but please come up with the original content all of the time.
Prior investment to go with YouTube channel;
- One YouTube channel
- Your own content, the original one
- Start posting the videos from time to time
Catch up with my exclusive content on the very same topic:
- YouTube Marketing | How to Get Started With Youtube Video Marketing
- Top 5 Mistakes New YouTubers Should Avoid
- How Much Money Do Youtubers Make? & How Much Does Youtube Pay in 2025
- 5 Ways to Gain More Subscribers on YouTube
- Why You Should Start a YouTube Channel in 2024
- YouTube SEO (2024) : A Guide on How to Rank Youtube Videos
- 10 YouTube Tips for Video Marketing in 2024
- How to Become a Youtuber (2024)
Idea #11: Develop a product
It sounds so simple but it is really not, to develop a product.
The internet is so filled with the products that you might be thinking to create but still; some of the features would still be missing.
If you can jot down the missing points, you are on the right track to cleverly control or eradicate the problems which your product can ONLY solve.
Yeah, products are made to reduce the problems being faced by the world.
And yours product should have to be the same but it should NOT act like what the majority of the products are doing.
Considering adding up the missing points with your product to NOT be labelled as an outdated product.
But your product should NOT be just about being inspired by any of the existing product BUT it would depend totally upon your own skill/the grip of firm knowledge that you already know.
So, go with your skill and develop the product accordingly which is the total updated version that is dealing and fighting with today’s problems.
Prior investment to develop a product;
- Your exclusive grip over the topic of product
Other Ways to Make Online Money in India
There can be other ways to make huge money online.
Olx and Quikr are quite famous in India. You can buy cheap things from local vendors and sell it to high price online and make money through it.
Teach a Skill Online
Education Industry is a boom and online remote learning is increasing day by day. If you know a skill, You can teach online and make huge bucks through it.
I also have an article on Online Course Enrolment, you can check it as well.
- Buy an Existing Website
- SELL and Buy Domains
- Buy Used Electronics and Refurbish Them and sell them on Ebay
- Become a Ghostwriter
FAQ on Making Money Online in India (2024)
What are the ways to earn money online in India?
I believe freelancing is one of the popular ways to generate an online income while being in India.
How to earn money in India ideas?
There are many ideas on which one could work and earn online. For instance, Blogging, vLogging and freelancing are some of the widely known methods to earn money in India.
How to earn money online from home without investment in India?
vLogging requires little to no investment to start earning. You can even record videos from your mobile, upload them to Youtube and build your online empire.
How to earn money online in India for students?
For students with not much time to earn. They can work on things like, Blogging or even writing articles for companies to build a small source of income. You can also work in things like Affiliate marketing or Buying/Selling websites if you have a spare money to investment.
The conclusion on How to Earn Money Online In India without investment (very little) in 2024
As the generation of India increasing with rapid speed; the young generation is turning swiftly towards the online world to start and build their career.
The dedication and hard work they are putting in; India is being acknowledged worldwide in the domain of online space where they have been serving upon the highest ranks.
Sundar Pichai is one of the names, and you should already know he is currently the C.E.O of Google.
I know it is still the task to become one and you should easily mark that it happened due to his luck but that is not true.
The luck is made, and you should try to build it everyday and yes you can make money online while being in India.
Go for it and make your country’s name proud in the world of the internet and work on how to earn money online without paying in India.