33 Ways to Make Money Remotely

With the way the world is going, working remotely is the future. Meaning you can either leave your earning ability in the hands of the times or work remotely from anywhere in the world.

I’m writing this to you from the comfort of my apartment. Right now there are millions of people out of work.

Yet I’ve made enough today to pay for my food and bills for another few weeks. How?

From working remotely.

Working remotely means I make my money from the internet. I don’t commute to a job and clock in.

My entire “commute” is waking up whenever I want. Going over to my cellphone to check WhatsApp.

Seeing what messages I got over night. Then I head over to my laptop and responding to emails.

This takes up about 35 minutes of my day and coffee is brought to me by my girl as I type away.

Once I’ve caught up on everything, this is when my real work begins. You see what I do revolves around sales.

This entails dealing with loads of customer service, social media marketing, and email marketing.

I keep this part of what I do outside of the blog, but it’s what brings in most of my income as of writing this.

Allowing me the freedom to travel wherever I want. Live wherever I want. And most importantly do whatever I want.

I tell you this because that is the main benefit of working remotely. You choose whether you wanna work 2 hours or 16 hours a day.

You make your money and then you enjoy your day while doing it. Whether I’m exploring the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

Off roading deep in the mountains of Romania. Or sitting inside of my apartment. I am able to work.

This work isn’t something where you write into the void making loads of content with the hope of making money.

With remote work, you will make money.

Now that you understand what life is like working remotely, let’s get into 33 ways to make money online while working remotely.

33 Way to Make Money Online While Working Remotely

1) Run Your Own College writing Service:

Specifically writing resumes and papers for students.

A friend of mine runs a team of writers. And makes well into 6-figures each year. This is very lucrative if done right.

2) Become a Social Media Manager

As a social media manager you do a host of things.

Some people just schedule content for clients, focus on sales, and handle customer service. While others create/schedule the content.

You can make $500-$5k per month depending on how you do this.

3) Sell Handmade Items on Etsy Store

Whether it’s your own soap, paintings, or jewelry. If you’re creative, Etsy is a solid online income for people.

Making anywhere from $10 a product to much much more.

Another bonus is you can run your store for free, but I recommend going the paid route.

Open up your store, promote it on social media, and get eyes on what you’re selling.

4) Start Your Own Meal plan service 

For those who enjoy cooking it’s time you step into the modern world.

You can start an Uber Eats account, Craigslist/fb offer, among other free online places. And offer your cooking to locals around your area.

Especially if you’re in a medium to large sized city. As there are loads of people looking to eat healthy, but either don’t have the time to cook or don’t enjoy cooking.

This means you’ve got a business just waiting to happen. Now of course, as with everything in this article, you’ve got to do your own research. I’m sure this requires licenses of some kind.

5) Print on Demand T-Shirt design 

Using sites such as Printful you can print your own t-shirts. Then promote them on IG and other visually appealing sites.

To get your own design simply hire someone from Fiverr then upload it to Printful to have it printed on demand.

In fact, you could start your own clothing brand quite easily using one of the various platforms out there.

From there promote it on Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.

6) Project manager

If you’re good at getting things done and are efficient, project management is a lucrative biz.

I myself can get 1-2k per month for managing various things from:

  • Customer service for clients 
  • Managing YouTube channels 
  • And other parts of the business

7) Become a Freelance writer

This is a good starting out hustle. If you want to continue it, I recommend outsourcing the work.

So you can focus on getting more clients. Starting out you can make $50 to $100 per article.

Meaning if you can crank out decent articles, you can pull in $300 a week quite easily.

There’s more to being a freelance writer. However, you can easily take your writing skills and make thousands via freelancing.

8) Become an Online fitness expert

There are lots of ways to do this. Whether it’s taking on actual clients or selling digital products. If you know what you’re talking about, there’s money to be made this way.

You could easily build a Instagram or Twitter account to market yourself. Then from there sell your products via your email list.

9) App developer

This is one hustle that few will be able to do unless you put in not only hours of effort to learn coding, but then hours into marketing yourself among other skills.

However, if done write you’re sitting on a relatively cushy 6-figure income.

10) Travel consultant 

If you enjoy traveling and are good at finding places/good prices, being a travel consultant is a good hustle.

To get started, you need a website/social media page. From there start sharing your knowledge and skills.

Share places you’ve been, experiences you’ve had, and people you’ve helped create an experience for. Here’s a good example of what to do.

11) Run a Lead Generation Service 

A friend of mine lives out in Singapore running a lead gen service. I don’t know the particulars.

But if you are good at finding quality leads for email lists, affiliate offers, services, and Amazon businesses. This is relatively easy work for an extra $500 to $5,000 a month income.

12) Affiliate Marketing for Other Products

I’m not pro at this, but with an article and video made $800-$1k per month from one offer for me.

Do this right and you can bring you in some nice money. Imagine scaling this between 3-6 offers.

If you’re looking to earn money with affiliate marketing, simply leave a comment below or message me on Instagram @realdylanmadden.

My program pays out 50% on every sale you get.

13) Food/Drink delivery service 

On demand food & drink is becoming increasingly popular, especially during these times.

If you find a unique angle?

The sky’s the limit for how many customers you can get. All you need is a supplier, your own website, and traffic.

14) Start Your Own Web Design Service

Most businesses need a website nowadays’s. Imagine being the person that provides this for them?

Although it’s a slow start to learn, once you get going, you’ll never run out of work to do.

As the the world is your marketplace.

Lockdown a few clients and you’ve replaced your current income. Now I’ve done this in the past to earn money. It’s quite easy once you get the basics down with today’s available tech.

You can easily get to 5k-10k a month if you have a good eye for website design. Package it into a service and with 1-3 clients you’re set.

Back when I did web design I always ran my sites on Marketers Delight. It’s a WordPress theme which has everything you need.

From sales pages to custom drag and drop features. You can read more about marketers delight here.

15) Domain Flipping 

This is a hustle which takes some skill to find out, but is profitable. I myself have dabbled making around $600 for a single domain.

A reader of Calm and Collected named Darryl has a good book on the ins and outs if you want to turn simple domains into into cash.

You can get it here.

16) SEO Consulting

People need a website, but they also need people to see that website when people search for their industry or niche.

That’s where you come in. You will help them rank by ensuring they’ve got properly put together content and websites.

17) Craigslist/FB Marketplace 

With this you take simple items and flip them using online platforms.

Back in 2017 I took the last bit of my cash and turned it into 3k/month profit and I share everything you need to get started.

Now while this isn’t remote work like most of the things you’re learning here, you can do this from anywhere in your country.

If you’re looking for your first step out of a regular job to get you some money coming in, this is it.

I was able to pay my bills while building my skills for over a year doing this leveraging Craigslist and FB Marketplace.

With this you can take $80-$142 in your pocket and turn it into a solid $3,000 per month income.

18) Start Your Own Podcast 

Yes, everybody and their grandma has a podcast these days.

But if you have a personality that stands out, and is a bit more magnetic than the rest?

You can crush this game.

Talking about everything from your love for music, cars, or anything other people are interested in.

You can use YouTube or something like Soundcloud to host your podcasts. All you need is a good mic (headphones or actual mic) and something to record on.

19) Video Editing

You can go anywhere with this movies, to YouTube videos, to e-commerce adverts.

A friend of mine out in England makes around $2,000 per music video he films and edits. What I recommend is finding a specific niche of video editing and double down.

Become good and network with that community.

20) Graphic Design

Not even just businesses need this one, sometimes people want their social media’s looking great.

And if you don’t want to go that route? You can be more creative and design artwork to sell.

The possibilities are endless, and so is the money.

21) Teach English Online 

It has become harder to do as many gigs require a 4 year degree.

However, you can make 2-4k working in places such as Asia. And even more if you teach this privately.

Even better most of the time you don’t even need to know their language.

22) Virtual Assistant 

Being a virtual assistant is similar to being a project manager except, you will be doing a lot of repetitive tasks.

But if you play your cards right you can learn a lot from being someone’s VA and if you’re good, you can make some solid income.

Doesn’t require many skills either.

As long as you’re detail oriented, fast, and don’t mind doing repetitive tasks for hours each day, this can be good.

For an English speaking competent person, you’ll make anywhere from $500-$3,000 per month doing this.

23) Software Developer

In this day and age, the world basically operates off of software. Bill Gates is one of the richest men in the world from “creating” one.

Find some issue people keep having, build a useful software and you’re more than golden.

24) Online Course Creator/Remote Tutor

If you’ve got experience in something people are interested in? You can tutor people or better yet, make a course.

  • School work
  • Hobbies (woodwork etc)
  • Public speaking 
  • And 1000 more +

The earning potential on this is literally unlimited. It’s all about getting your product in front of the right people.

25) Social Media Influencer

This one gets a bad rap from boomers as being a flakey job. But once you get the ball rolling, advertisements will never stop flowing in.

And you have the opportunity to build your own brand which is where the long-term money is.

For example let’s say you build your social media up to 30-50k followers. Not only will you be able to launch your own products, you can take on partnerships and do affiliate marketing.

And as long as you’ve got an audience you can in theory make money forever.

26) Writing Words That Sell

This one is everybody’s favorite, they just don’t know it yet. Writing words that sell aka copywriting is sales in written form.

And every business needs sales. If you like money, you’ll at least be proficient at it. For example, this blog post was put together so you felt something from my words. Everything was organized in a way which progresses towards the desired outcome.

The outcome being you get a clear understanding of what remote work is and you walk away knowing what you want to do.

No more of this reading about 100 ways to make money online. You will walk away from this post knowing exactly what to do.

Which leads us to…

27) Become a Marketing Research Genius

Freelancers, consultants, etc need leads, you can find them.

Marketing agencies, copywriters etc need their customer avatar, you can help them find it.

Become great at doing marketing research and you will be a useful asset to any business.

If you become good at marketing research, you’ll be able to bring light to any business. Instead of them marketing to random people.

You will come in and show them the exact person who buys their product.

28) Photography

Weddings, family events, businesses, and a whole bunch of other people need pictures.

You could be the one that takes them. Or you could just take nice looking pictures and sell them.

If you’ve got a decent camera, there’s green dollars out there ready for you to grab.

29)  Become a Ghostwriter

People want to be authors, they want books, and courses communicated in the best possible way.

But some of them lack the ability to write words which give people the feeling it needs.

This is where you come in with your ability to write. Ghostwriting is writing other people’s books/products for them.

It’s very good hustle that not a lot of people talk about. But if you want money bags more than credit, do this.

Not only can you get paid up-front. You can also get royalties from each book sale. This is a potential 6 figure income.

30)  Create an E-Commerce Store 

This was all the buzz in recent years. If you have a product people want, and some basic advertising knowledge?

This ones for you, it’s one of the only ones on this list that needs money to start. And no you can’t pay ppl a few grand to “build” it for you.

You’re gonna need at least $500-$3,000 to do this properly depending on which form of e-commerce you do.

For those one a budget, they usually go with Drop shipping. However, where the real money is at is having your brand.

Meaning you have physical products which you order at wholesale and then list for profit on your own website.

31) Online Advertising Specialist

To me this is a made up title. Essentially you help people take their product or service. And advertise their offers.

Be different than others by showing you actually get results. I’d have a million buck if I counted the amount of people who’ve reached out offering their service to me over the years.

Gain experience by either successfully marketing your own product or start with one client and build from there.

32) Create WordPress Themes

This is a niche way of building websites that doesn’t require as much skill. You can easily get to 5k-10k a month if you have a good eye for website design.

Back when I did web design I always ran my sites on Marketers Delight. It’s a WordPress theme which has everything you need.

From sales pages to custom drag and drop features. You can read more about here.

33) Start a Blog

I’ll be blunt with you friend. Blogging isn’t for 98% of the world. You’ve got to be above average with your writing.

Then have the ability to write interesting content and be willing to not get much traction for years on end.

With the possibility of never getting your blog off the ground.

Everyone wants to do it, but there are much better ways to earn your money if that’s what you’re looking to do.

How to Get the Most Out of Working Remotely

The reality of working remotely gives you complete freedom to live and do whatever you want to do.

Without an actual boss however, you’ll start feeling lazy. You can’t sit on a beach all day sipping on Margaritas while you work.

However, that’s the quickest way to end up as one of those backpacking losers living on $800 a month in Asia or South America.

This is your job and will soon become a full on business. Remote work provides you with the ability to earn whatever you want.

If you’re wanting to just work an hour a day on some beach, you’re better off keeping your day job.

As remote work can be a grind and the reality is, sometimes you’ll even work more than you would with your regular job.

The difference however is you’re doing it from some foreign country where your quality of life is much better.

And you’ve got the freedom to make your own schedule. I teach people how to turn 1-3 clients into financial freedom…

From what to offer, how to offer it, and much more within The Real World’s Freelancing Campus.

Because while the traditional work model was all about time on the clock. Remote work is all about results.

Allowing you to effectively earn as much or as little as you want.

If you want more information about remote work, fill out the form below and get on my newsletter.

It’s there I drop weekly insights and hacks on how to making money remotely.

Always the best,

Dylan Madden

About Dylan Madden

My name is Dylan Madden. I've written over 300+ articles for those who want more out of life and are interested in traveling the world. I am from US city where most people work the same old job for their entire life. Now after traveling to 18 countries. I've set up a home in Dubai where I spend my days helping freelancers build successful businesses within The Real World and on the blog Calm and Collected. Within this website you will find the motivation and action steps to make your life better.

12 comments add your comment

  1. “sometimes people want their social media’s looking great.”

    Media is (already) plural for medium; media’s is possessive, so what is the property of the media? As in, what belongs to the media, that you failed to include?

    Seems like English and grammar are an issue for someone

  2. Hi Dylan,

    Once again you’ve put up a great list for those looking for ways on how to make money remotely. One I love so much is affiliate freelance writing.

    Hope you don’t mind if I can share this post with my readers as well… I know it’ll be very useful for many of them.

    Keep up the good work.

  3. This was a banger! Glad to see you’re still blogging. Since victor left you’re one of the only good blogs left. Been at it for a minute

  4. Dylan, great list. Do you have any paid or free resources for finding remote project mgmt gigs?

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