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Ways To Make Money Online Without Having A Website

ways to make money online without a website

What if I told you there are many ways to make money online without having a website?

Quite often in the online space to earn some cash either as a side hustle or as a full-time income stream you will need your own website.

What if I told that is not always the case. Would that interest you?

Good, so I will begin.

There is an abundance of ways to do this and throughout this post, I will highlight several.

Or, if you prefer to listen to it then we talked about this very thing on the podcast recently.

You can check out the video version of it here:

In this video, we discuss what I like to call the three levels of earning an income stream online without a website.

Level One:

These are things that ANYONE can do straight away, in fact as soon as you’ve finished this blog post you can do some of these. You are not going to get rich with any of these but they can help add to the pot at the end of the month if you are prepared to spend some time on them.

This includes things like surveys, the best one by far in the UK is a company called Prolific. You can actually earn a pretty decent hourly rate with these so they are not to be sniffed at.

Another one is a site called Microworkers – this is a site where you can rack up a few dollars here and there doing small tasks like searching for websites, following and retweeting people, and many more.

All very quick and simple tasks. I made a very short video on it here:

Also, at this level are things like cashback sites or sites that pay you for your receipts. Shoppix will pay you for your shopping receipts, it’s quite easy to rack up points with this app. I use it. You can cash out to your PayPal or via Amazon gift cards once you have enough.

As for cashback then Top Cashback is the best one out there. Make sure you 100% use these when you have upcoming ultility bill changes or are thinking of switching broadband or insurance providers. You can land a nice cashback settlement when you do.

top cashback earnings

I have withdrawn close to £400 with this site now.

For a free £5 signup use my link here:

Level Two:

This level for ways to make money online without a website does involve the traditional way of trading time for money. This is fine, and there are many ways on this level in which you can make life-changing sums of money. It’s all about graft and the will to work here.

The obvious one here is eBay.

There are tons of posts on eBay on the blog including:

eBay is great for so many reasons, the number one reason being you can switch it on and off as you please.

Another good “reselling option” is of course Amazon FBA. I have a complete step by step guide on this as a blog post here if you fancy giving this a go:

amazon fba guide

I interviewed Amy here about her journey with Amazon FBA and how she took her business from startup to £7000 per month with it.

Check it out here: How This Amazon Retail Arbitrage Side Hustle Became A Full-Time Income!

The other big area of side hustles in level two is freelance work. This, again like eBay can be switched on and off at your leisure.

Whether it is a few Fiverr gigs or some more expensive Upwork gigs you want to set up, the choice is yours.

If you have a skill in any of these areas you are ready to go looking for freelance work:

  • Web Design
  • Logo Design
  • Social Media Accounts Manager
  • Excel, Spreadsheets, Powerpoint creation
  • Voiceovers
  • Written Work, Blogs, eBooks, Ghost Writer
  • eBook Cover Design

Another one here is sports betting, matched betting or trading of anykind really.

I have been trading Cryptos and sports for a while now and they also add to the pot each month.

WARNING HERE: As with any kind of investing or trading you can lose money too. The markets go up and down so be careful. Do not take on any kind of sports or market trading of any kind unless you know what you are doing.

However, if you want to take a look at how I trade Crypto then you can check out this video I made on it here:

Level Three:

Now is where things really start to get interesting. These are what we call passive income streams. Ones where you can make something once and sell it over and over again.

Don’t get me wrong I still highly value the methods outlined in levels one and two, in fact, I still do many of them on a regular basis.

But, this is where the real magic happens. But, it all takes a lot of work up front. I am no way where I want to be at this stage yet but making progress.

So, what do we mean by passive income streams?

As I said these can be digital products that you create and can sell multiple times. Often, these sales happen without you even knowing it.

They can be in the form of:

The list could go on but you get the idea. I know some of you may be thinking how do I make affiliate sales if I do not have a website?

Well, you have social media.

Imagine you had a very niche-specific targetted audience on Instagram, you could quite easily use your bio link as an affiliate link and generate an income that way.

Another way of course is to create a YouTube channel. Once you hit the threshold of 1000 subscribers and 4000 hours of watch time you can apply for the partnership program where you can earn money from ad revenue.

But, the great thing about YouTube is you do not need to be on the partnership program to be able to use affiliate links in your video descriptions.

So, this is another great way to get started.

These things take time, but each product you create whether it be a course, a book, a video, or a T-shirt design it can then be sold over and over again for years to come.

Final Thoughts

So, there we go. Plenty of ways to make some money online without having to have a website of your own.

Sometimes having a website can be a pain. Plugins always need updating, themes can often be no longer supported, viruses, hacks etc.

They can be a problem and do need to be maintained.

I hope this post gives you some ideas on other ways you can earn some income streams by using the Internet.

Please let me know in the comments what you are working on!

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  1. Alyssa

    Love all the things that you’ve mentioned! I’m a freelancer and even though I don’t have my own website yet, I’m already earning monthly income by offering my services and leveraging social media to achieve this.


    I need to look at boosting my income. Surveys are something I need to look into further. I’d need to make sure it was worth the time spent on them.

  3. Lady Chi

    Oh how I wish such opportunities were available in some African countries as well. I could really use some extra cash :-). Hopefully they will come soon

    • John

      Yes, the world will never go back to 100% as it was so finding ways to earn extra money by yourself will be very useful.

  4. Clarice

    Wow! This is interesting. Happy to learn more ways to earn online. Thank you for sharing. I have been doing freelance work now but still keen to learn more ways.

  5. Kenneth

    Great share! May not have all the luxury of time to do all these but will share this as long as its legit and goodie 🙂

  6. Michele

    I just started Amazon KDP creating journals. Since I am all about journaling… I decided to make my own. So far I have made one sale. But I am in the midst of creating more designs and promoting them.

    • John

      Excellent work! Yeah, it’s all about keywords and ranking. You can have the best design going but if it isn’t in the top 320 then it will never be found. You may need to promote them first in order to get them ranked, I found this helped with my own book.

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