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13 Easy Ways How to Make Money Instantly

How to Make Money Instantly?

A week ago my cousin who caught Covid, asked me this question ‘how to make money instantly’ as he was in need of urgent cash.

The query hit me that being a digital marketer for 7 years, I should know the answer. My family and friends call me ‘the online guy’ and so my cousin expected a genuine answer from me.

Although I enjoy working online and know the ins and outs of digital marketing, honestly I never thought about the things from this angle.

Like my cousin’s case, things just happen in life and any time you may face an emergency and have no financial resources to deal with it. The last resort is to open the laptop and search online ‘how to make money instantly?’

Thanks to the internet that it offers a fantastic opportunity to make quick money – working from home. The internet not only fundamentally changes our lifestyles… but it also dramatically alters how people earn money nowadays.


Inside Out Method – Learn How to Make Money Instantly

Stephen Covey presented this concept of the ‘Inside-Out approach’ in his famous book ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.’ The ‘Inside-out’ strategy means that private victory precedes public victory. Before improving relationships with others, first, we have to improve relationships with ourselves.

Following Covey’s strategy, you should do some soul-searching first. Think deep, look inside yourself and identify your talents and knowledge. Then in the next phase, you should explore the query ‘how to make money instantly’ in the outside (online) world.

In their quest of making money online fast, people often ignore that assessment of skills and abilities is the most critical aspect. So, do the following 3 tasks for soul searching.

• Make a list of three to five things you believe you are good at.
• Make a list of 3 to 5 tasks that you enjoy and are passionate about.
• Discuss with your family and friends to find out what they think you’re good at.

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The goal of this post is to explain the methods of making money online that are not only legitimate but also help you earn instant cash. Following is the list of 13 easy ways to make money online instantly.

1. Test Websites And Earn Money Fast

This is a unique idea where you register yourself as a tester on different platforms. The company emails you the assignments. You have to visit the client’s website (or mobile apps), check its theme, pages, assess the performance of the site, and then record your opinion about it.

These reviews are beneficial for companies. They take necessary actions and improve their site or app before launching it to the general public.

The 3 best companies that offer these services are:

User Testing – The company pay $10 for a 20-minute test; between $30 to $120 for a live interview

User Lytics – You can earn $5 to $50 for a 10 to 20-minute task.

Try My UI – Standard rate of $10 per test

2. Become An Online Tutor


Learn anything, anytime, anywhere is the mantra of this century. Internet and innovative devices start a whole new era of teaching and learning.

Not only the time and distance limitations have vanished now, but the traditional degrees are no more required. If you have knowledge and experience in any field, you can start earning instantly without a college or university degree. Plus, you can make a good living by teaching students all over the world.

The 3 best sites to earn as a tutor are:

Cheg Tutors – Earn up to $20 per hour

Udemy – Record and upload your own courses to this site having 10 million visitors

Preply – You set your own rates (average $15 – $25 per hour)

3. Give Your Opinion and Earn Cash

With online surveys, you simply share your opinion express your thoughts and get some points that can be encashed later. There are hundreds of companies that conduct market research around the world and need data to launch new products or improve the existing ones.

The problem with online surveys is that many survey sites are not legit and never pay their members. After spending hours in research, I found the following 3 sites that are the best.

Swag Bucks – 30 to 50 Points Per Survey (100 SB = $1)

Branded Surveys – 50 to 500 Points Per Survey (100 Points = $1)

Life Points – 1 pound per survey

Interested in paid surveys? Read this in-depth post:

10 Best Surveys That Pay Cash Instantly

4. PTC (Paid-to-Click) Sites

As the name suggests, you get paid when you click a specific box after completing a simple task. First, you sign up to these PTC sites and next you have to see some ads or read emails and click when it is finished and you’ll earn some points.

Since this work is quite easy and simple, the earnings aren’t very high.

The 3 best PTC sites are:


Scarlet Clicks


5. Write Articles And Make Money Instantly

Do you feel excited when getting a chance of writing something? It shows your love for writing.

Let me ask you 2 simple questions.

Can you write an article of 700 – 1000 words on any given topic?

Can you google to get the required information and then write on a topic?

If the answer to these two questions is ‘Yes’, then let me congratulate you that a bright online future awaits you!

Like any other profession, when you are at the beginner level, you earn small ($10 – $20 per post), but gradually you’ll build up your profile and after some experience can charge high rates.

The 3 best sites where you can earn through your words are:

iWriter – $6.48 for a 700-word article for writers at Premium level

Text Broker – $10 for 1000 word blog post for 3-Star writer

Scripted – $20 – $25 for a standard blog post of 500 words

6. Recieve Checks From Amazon Mechanical Turk


The first question comes to my mind when I first read about it is ‘What is this – Amazon Mechanical Turk?’

After some research, I found out that this is Amazon’s new project to cater to the needs of companies that have to hire a large workforce for some minor tasks. These are such microtasks that human intervention is essential as humans can perform them better than computers.

Some of them include translating text, identifying specific objects in photos, writing restaurant reviews, surveys.

Click this link to get access: Amazon Mechanical Turk

In addition to Amazon Mechanical Turk, there are many other ways to earn passive income with amazon too. Read my blog here.

7 Best Ways to Make Passive Income on Amazon

7. Sell Your Photos to Earn Fast

Do you love photography and have a good collection of amazing photos? Consider the option of submitting these photos to stock photography sites and this would be a source of monthly passive income for you.

These are the 3 best stock photography sites.

Shutterstock – At level 1, the company pays a 15% commission each time a customer downloads your image or video.

Foap – 50% commission on each photo sold.

Image Kind – You set your commission (markup) which will be added to the base price. (Sale Price = Base price + Your markup)

8. Become a Virtual Assistant

With social media expansion, there is a significant increase in the demand for virtual assistants. As a virtual assistant, you can earn money online while sitting on your couch at home.

The tasks assigned to virtual assistants include posting on social media, handling SEO, bookkeeping, customer support, and so on.

According to PayScale, the average hourly rate of a beginner VA is $15, which may rise to $40 per hour with some experience.

How to get your first client as a virtual assistant?

Get more exposure using Linkedin

Join related Facebook groups

Join online job boards (Just Remote, VA Networking)

Freelance sites (Upwork, Guru, People Per Hour)

Virtual Assistant Networks (Hire My Mom, Virtual Assistant)

9. Share Your Space

If you have an empty space in your house, you can share it or rent it to make some extra money instantly.

Some artists and photographers are looking for unused spaces for their studio, darkroom, or photo studio. You can rent out rooms, a basement, garage, storage spaces, or even parking spaces.

In this era of the gig economy, several sites and platforms are evolved to meet buyers with sellers. Here are the best 3 options.




10. Write an eBook to Earn Passive Income

Writing eBook – Easy Way to Make Money Instantly

Take a deep look at your learning and understanding. Most of the time we underestimate our knowledge and get trapped in thinking that there’s nothing special about it.

My friend had Economics as a major in college, and he enjoyed economics and its theories more than anything. When I asked him to write an ebook on the topic and publish it on Amazon, he started cracking jokes at my suggestion. His awful expressions were such that he believes ‘It’s impossible!’

So don’t repeat the mistake of my friend and never underestimate your knowledge and skills. How to make money instantly will no more be a riddle for you. then

So, if you have knowledge about any subject, or skills to perform your job in a better way, or enjoy any other talent, then do consider writing an ebook on the topic (40 to 60 pages are sufficient).

You can sell it through Amazon Kindle Publishing (hardcover or ebook), set its price and target market and you’ll be all set to earn money instantly.

There is another option of publishing low-content books on Amazon. For step-by-step details that how to publish a book on Amazon KDP, read this post.

How to Earn Easy $500 Publishing Low Content Books

11. Etsy – Your New ATM

Etsy is a global marketplace for unique crafts and creative items.

If you enjoy painting, creating handicrafts, drawing, or jewelry making, you should create an account on Etsy and sell your handicrafts.

Since Etsy is a marketplace, thousands of people visit Etsy with a shopping intent and they buy items they like.

According to SEM Rush, about 266 million people visit the Etsy website monthly. So there is a good chance to start making money instantly the global marketplace for unique and creative goods. It’s home to a universe of extraordinary items, from handcrafted pieces to vintage treasures. 

12. Work As Freelancer

A freelancer is a person who works independently and provides his services to a number of clients and is not permanently committed to a single company for his earnings.

With the advent of the internet, freelancing is on its boom and is considered a source of handsome earning, doing the job from the comfort of home.

Whatever skills and abilities you do have, there are hundreds and thousands of people all around the world who are in need of the services only you can provide. So there is always a never-ending demand for freelancers.

There are a number of websites where clients from all around the world post their orders, and freelancers submit their proposals and wage rates against these orders. If the client selects you, then you have to complete the assignment within the time frame stated, and you will get paid.

The 3 most well-known freelancing platforms are:




13. Create Videos to Make Money Online

Name a topic and you’ll find a lot of videos on it. People are making videos on..

  • Microsoft Word
  • Power Point
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Parenting
  • Teaching English
  • Cooking
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Sciences (Biology, Physics, Chemistry)
  • News Channel
  • Sports
  • .. and the list go on and on.

Now, it’s your turn to identify your skills, write the script and create videos and start earning instantly.

There are 2 questions that needed to clarify.

The first question that comes to mind is that creating a video is a professional task and how can you do that?

There are many underlying questions related to that too. What are the tools I have to buy for video creation? Are they expensive? How to record and edit videos?

Well, let me surprise you that you don’t need any of that – at least at the beginner level. To keep things simple, you just need 3 things.

1. Script of video (write the details of topic you want to explain).

2. Video clips (go to Pexels or Pixabay and download copyright-free video clips that are related to your niche).

3. A video software (go to Invideo and simply upload your script and video clips, edit them as you want and your video will be ready within 20 minutes).

The second question is how to make money instantly by creating videos.

YouTube monetization is not an option here as it requires time (4000 watch hours + 1000 subscribers) and we want to make instant money.

The option we are targeting here is affiliate marketing. Google some paid courses or products related to your niche and apply for their affiliate link. Paste this affiliate link in the description of the video. When someone purchases the course or product through your affiliate link, you’ll earn instant commission.

Final Words

Never make the mistake that 99 percent of the persons commit! And that is, people start following too many hustles at a time to make more money – fast!

This will harm your efforts and will generate no results!

As a friend, I advise you to begin the process from step 1, i.e. the Inside-Out Approach, and not to neglect it.

After step 1, research all 13 Side Hustles and choose only one of them. Yes, ONLY ONE! Go with the one that best matches your skills and interests.

Focus on that one niche and spend a month or two working on this endeavor. Never switch one method to another in a hurry. You’ll get nowhere!

Give the chosen approach some time to mature, and this will surely give you the desired results – making money instantly!

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