How to Earn Money Online in India

“If you don’t find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die”

Golden words from Warren Buffet.

But one may think, “I got a five-figure salary and a constant stream of cash flow in my steady 9-5 job; I’m fine!” Well, then I would suggest this article ain’t for you.

Coming back to hustlers who want to build an empire by earning money online in India, set your chairs straight as this requires,

  1. Definitive Mindset
  2. Hard work
  3. Determination; and
  4. Patience (Remember Rome wasn’t built in a day)

In this post, I will line up some of the genuine ways you can earn money online in India.

  1. Freelancing
  2. Affiliate marketing
  3. Social media marketing
  4. Blogging/Vlogging
  5. Online teaching
  6. Online Consultant
  7. Buying and Selling Domains
  8. Transcription Jobs
  9. Participate in Giveaways and Contests


Freelancing in India is like the new “gig” for professionals from different fields who want to break the 9-5 work cycle and be the boss of their business. A freelancer works for a particular client(s) in exchange for money. Here, you can choose to work in the field you love and earn as much money you can as a wise man once told, “If you’re good at something, never do it for free!”

App development, Designer, Copywriting, and so on. It’s your call!

No commitments. No strings attached!

However, to begin as a freelancer, you must have some existing clients in the first place. If not, you can always register on the various freelancing sites and start making your impressions!.

Some of the genuine freelancing sites in India

  • Freelance India
  • Upwork
  • Truelancer
  • Freelancer
  • People Per Hour
  • 99designs
  • WorknHire

Also, no work comes off without investment and this varies based on the domain you choose to work as a freelancer. For example, if you’re gonna work as a designer, then make sure to have the latest version of Designing software installed in your laptop/PC component.

Affiliate marketing

Let me put this in a simple way.

You recommend a particular product to your folks. They buy that product through the unique link associated with your recommendation and for this, you get paid a small amount of commission by the sales/product owner for the recommendation made.

This is Affiliate marketing. Looking simple right?

Well it will be if you follow the below steps

  1. Join an affiliate program
  2. Search and choose for the product(s) which offers promotion
  3. Obtain a unique affiliate link for each of the product
  4. Share those links on every social media handles you get hands-on!

Keep in mind that you can’t achieve overnight success in this. Patience is the key here that unlocks your cash flow and increases it gradually.

Pro tip: Build a trustworthy online presence as people are not gonna buy a product just like that because you recommended it. Reach out for people with connections and promote your products coz communication spreads a wide net.

Social media marketing

Our today’s world revolves around Social media and it’s a fact one cannot deny. Some of the major social media platforms include Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube, and Snapchat. 

Many people consider these platforms just as a way of passing time and sharing pics of cute dogs and kittens!

But only a few people understood the potential of these social media platforms A.K.A Moneymaking platforms.

Now the how part.

You can simply create top-notch Facebook or Instagram content for a particular brand and sell it for a client. Now leave the rest to these platforms as they will lay a strong foundation to connect with your clients, and drive website traffic from various sources.

Our Instagram page, Giveaway_Updates India has seen a gradual increase in the number of followers and this didn’t happen overnight. We made it possible by creating posts and updates on a daily basis!

Consistency is the key here!

Pro tip: Remember you’re not the only one who’s into Social media marketing. So make sure to create a brand and content that stands out the crowd!


A blog is generally referred to as a personal diary in a digital format. Today’s generation express their emotions in the form of writing and maintaining a blog.

Well, Blogs aren’t only meant for that…

So, If you’re a writer with

  1. Exceptional writing skills;
  2. A love for words; and
  3. Owns a blog

Then you’re in the right place as you can generate money through various sources like advertising, paid reviews, affiliate marketing, and many more.

Creating Ads can be done using Google Adsense. So, when someone clicks on Ad blocks of your blog, it’s cha-ching to your Adsense account!

The best part is you get paid for writing something you love!

However, in general, there are two types of Blogging

  1. Writing as a ghostwriter for someone and making money immediately
  2. Writing for your own blog and making a steady flow of income stream consistently

So what it is gonna be?

The red pill or the blue pill?. The choice is yours!

I would suggest the Blogger platform for beginners as it is easier to use with customized themes and templates. My other recommendation is to use the WordPress platform as this allows various plugins to customize your blog.

Pro tip: Writing on topics related to current trends in fashion, food, travel, and so on with a pinch of SEO will increase your blog’s traffic.

We have talked about word-based blogging, but some people prefer to watch kinds of stuff in a visually appealing way.

This is where Vlogging or Video logging sweeps in.

Vlogging is also a form of blogging where people convey their message in more of a visual format. Tech gadgets reviews, Scientific explanations, Travel experiences, are some common examples of Vlogging.

An important factor to be considered while Vlogging is that people expect to see new and freshly curated content each and every day. So, it’s your job to keep the people entertained and keep them engaged in order to raise more views and subscriptions.

Youtube is the best platform to start your Vlogging. You can also find out tons of ideas on how to start a Vlog on Youtube. Irony isn’t it?

Online teaching

Online teaching is another method to make money online. Students preparing for online competitive exams tend to relay on tutorial videos as it is a big-time saver to study from videos rather than attending physical classes.

So if you’re good at teaching, then you can apply or register to work as an online tutor from the comfort of your home or from anywhere in the world.

Some of the best online tutorial websites 

  • Preply
  • Vedantu
  • Udemy
  • TutorVista

Online Consultant

The job of a consultant is to provide expert advice in a professional manner. Many companies hire professional consultants because of their in-depth knowledge in a particular field.

But making a profession as an online consultant is no piece of cake. There are certain things that need to be done in order to become a successful consultant.

Building a strong portfolio

Make sure to have a strong profile in a platform like Linkedin. Get in touch with people who have the same thoughts and insights as you do. Having a portfolio or a website that lists your achievements as an online consultant is added advantage

Picking the right trail

Considering that you have built a strong portfolio, the next step is to look for the right targets; and that would be picking up the companies and organizations looking to hire online consultants.

Making an investment

Before starting as a professional consultant, you must focus on generating inbound leads. For example, If you’re a marketing consultant, make yourself and your ideas available by speaking at marketing related events, seminars, webinars, and more.

Of course, the first few workshops done must be done for free as this will the investment you make to generate an audience and build a professional brand for your online consulting job.

Once people get to know about you, then you will be flooded with opportunities.

Buying and Selling Domains

Buying and selling domains is another way to fuel your online income growth. This may sound a little tricky at first but once you get to know about it, then you’re the boss of it!

At first, you need to buy a domain at a cheap rate. The next step is to focus on building up the Domain Authority as it will help to increase the value of your domain. Once the domain authority skyrockets, then you can choose to either sell or rent your domain for a higher price.

Hostinger, GoDaddy India, and Bluehost are some of the best domain hostings in India where you can buy and sell domains.

Pro tip: While looking to buy a domain, make sure to buy a domain with a cool catchphrase name as it has higher chances of generating revenue.

Transcription jobs

A transcription job involves a person who listens to recorded or live audio files from events like live concerts, seminars, speeches, and converts into written or electronic text format based on what they heard on the recordings.

So if you’re a polyglot with a command over many languages and have a keen sense of hearing, then you’re in the right spot to work as a transcriber.

The job may vary from a simple audio conversion to creating scripts for various fields like Medical, Industry, legal, travel, and many more.

Listed below are some of the websites that provide transcription services

  • Scribie
  • Gotranscript
  • Fiverr

Participate in Giveaways and Contests

Giveawaysindia is a one-stop platform to participate in giveaways and contests conducted by top brands both in India and all over the globe.

We provide instant alerts on giveaway updates, result announcement, and Daily Amazon quiz answers. All under one roof!

It’s simple and easy to enter. That’s two things, everyone loves!

Final thoughts

I have shared some of my insights about earning money online in India and I assume some might have got benefited from our blog.

But the truth is nothing will work unless you start to…

Remember that the most effective way to do something is to do something.

So start doing something as it’s One day or Day one. I will let you decide.

Stay with Giveaways India, and get a scoop of all the giveaways and contests happening globally. All that’s need to be done is to participate and start winning prizes and goodies from top brands!

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