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Money-making Ideas That Work

Parashar Joshi
When it comes to making money, it's important that you identify the ideas that work and the ones that don't. Here are some money-making ideas that work wonders for those who take the vocation seriously.
I work all night, I work all day, to pay the bills I have to pay
Ain't it sad
And still there never seems to be a single penny left for me
That's too bad
In my dreams I have a plan, If I got me a wealthy man
I wouldn't have to work at all, I'd fool around and have a ball
This legendary 1976 ABBA song holds good even today. In fact, now that I think of it, the song couldn't be truer! Look around you, and try to find one (yes, just one!) person who isn't interested in making money or generating wealth. Any luck? No? Obviously!
On a more sarcastic note, it would be much easier to discover water on the moon, than to find a sane human being, who does not want to make money (by the way, NASA did, in fact, discover water on the moon, didn't it? So, there you go!).
Every person on this planet is interested in making money. Undoubtedly, you may be one of them so go through the paragraphs below for some money-making ideas that work.

Online Ideas

Affiliate Marketing

  • This is a good money making option for those people who have a decent working knowledge about websites, online selling, purchasing, etc.
  • In this case, you need to tie up as an affiliate marketer with a product vendor company, or you can join an affiliate marketing network.
  • The concept involves promoting a company's services or products through your website or blog, and earning commissions whenever a visitor registers with a service, or purchases a product that has been advertised through your website.


  • There are numerous freelance opportunities that are available on the internet in a variety of fields.
  • Writing enthusiasts can consider venturing into freelance writing, copy-writing, content writing, etc.
  • People with good typing skills can take up freelance typing jobs or online data entry jobs.
  • There are ample opportunities for freelance software development as well.

Online Tutoring

  • Online tutoring is a great option for those who are interested in teaching.
  • You can sign up with multiple online tutoring websites, and mention your skill sets, specialization, and the subjects that you would like to teach.
  • All you need is a computer, a fast internet connection, and a few hours of time per week.
  • Typically, online tutors are paid by the hour, and the work hours tend to be as per your convenience as well.

Website Designing

  • Today, with the availability of a multitude of website designing tools and software, it is quite possible to design a website within no time at all.
  • Having one's individual presence on the web is a crucial requirement as of today, whether it happens to be a multimillion dollar corporation, a small startup venture operating out of a garage, or a home office.
  • Professional web development or website design services is an area that you can certainly explore as one of many business money-making ideas.

Medical Transcription and Billing

  • Medical transcription and medical billing rounds up this list.
  • Beginners in the field of medical jobs need not worry, as there are a number of institutes, which provide all the necessary training for these types of jobs. Just make sure that the institute is a reputed one though.

Offline Ideas

Home-based Business

  • If things work out well, it could very well progress towards becoming your primary source of income.
  • A home-based business is something that you can consider as a secondary income.
  • You can consider these opportunities in a variety of fields, such as insurance, health foods, flowers, personalized gifts, etc.
In fact, if you are serious enough, then with a little bit of planning, research, and investment, you could also turn a hobby, such as embroidery, baking, pottery, fashion designing, etc. into a flourishing home-based business.

Party Planner

  • Event management, party planning, etc., are avenues that have been witnessing a great deal of interest and participation in recent times.
  • They can be an ideal money making idea for you if you happen to have a knack (and a liking) for organizing events, parties, weddings, reunions, etc.
  • Additionally, the nature of this work is such that you can pursue it both, on a part-time as well as on a full-time basis.
You will need a multitasking approach towards life, which you must inculcate in order to successfully implement multiple money-making ideas. If you happen to be a woman who has a 9 to 5 job from Monday to Friday, in addition to a home-based pottery business, not to mention a special Sunday cakes 'n' cookies sale, then how do you manage all three?
Well, my dear lady, time and resource management is the key in this case. You must learn to utilize your time and your resources in an optimum manner! Give you heart and soul to anything you do, and the results will astonish you. All the best!