There are easy ways to make money online during your spare time, and many students use these strategies while studying. As more and more people are forced to stay indoors, many are looking for alternative sources of income. Some makeup up $1,000 a month using some of these strategies. Best of all, they are not spending hours but at most an hour a day. Here are 15 ways to make $100 a month; even doing 5 of these strategies could add $500 a month to your monthly income.

15 Easy Ways to Make $100 a Month Online \

1. Take Online Surveys

Make Money OnlineThis is a great way for students to make money online easily. All you have to do is complete a few online surveys before they go to class or home. Hundreds of thousands of research companies are constantly looking for people to answer surveys and test new products/services. The forms take only a few minutes to complete and will be paid in cash or rewards. The average surveys online will pay around $2-5. Therefore if you do just ONE survey a day, you can easily make $100 a month. I try to do five surveys daily (15 minutes a day), which brings me $20 daily. I do this every single day, even on Saturday and Sunday. This easily brings me $600 a month. You can find surveys from these sites listed below.

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2. Get Paid for Searching the Internet

When you are at home, you spend at least an hour just searching the Internet. So why not just get paid for it? Now you can get paid just for searching on Google, Bing, and even Amazon. You will need to install an add-on to your browser or use their browser, and when you search there will be a few sponsored results alongside your normal search. Some of these add-ons are Qmee, Brave, and Bing Rewards. You can make $100 a month online if you search online for as little as 1 hour a day. However, we all know we spend at LEAST an hour a day searching on the web. This is another source of passive income for those who spend a lot of time browsing at their work.

3. Start a Blog/Website

BloggingStarting a Blog or Website is a very easy way to make money online. Your income can vary depending on the topic. You can start your website in less than 15 minutes with Bluehost. Then pick a topic you are passionate about. There are many Kpop websites that make thousands of dollars a month! You can check out our article on how to make money blogging about Kpop for a step-by-step guide. Now, these blogs will not bring in money right away. You will need to study SEO and write about 100 strong posts. It will take six months to a year for these articles to rank on Google and bring in traffic so while you are stuck at home during COVID. Take three months (Summer Vacation) and write one post a day. Then you will have 100 articles; your first article should appear on Google search results.

4. Review Apps or Websites for Cash

There is a site that offers you cash to share your opinions and experiences. That site is called UserTesting. You sign up by taking a sample test. Then you will give feedback on the products that you use. For every 20-minute test, you will get $10 and can make even more for interviews. Many big global companies use UserTesting to gain valuable insights. Taking 3-4 tests a week can easily get you $100 a month. However, using these product reviews for your blog is even better. Why not kill two birds with one stone? Get paid for the product review and write about your findings on your blog.

5. Write an eBook about your Favorite Topic


Everyone has something they are passionate about. It could be sports, movies, beauty, fashion, etc. You can easily make an eBook if you like to research and write. Anyone can publish an eBook and make money. You can list your ebook for $5 and make $3.50 for every sale. Some tips would be to write a how-to book like “How to become a Kpop Star” or a ranking book, “Top 100 Underrated Movies of all time”. For those interested in sports, fantasy leagues are a huge market. Why not do an eBook on fantasy football strategies or how to win your fantasy league?

Simply bundle the information you have researched and gathered. Tell people to leave a positive review if they agree with your content. The average time to write an eBook will be 30 hours. Therefore, spend an hour daily, and you will have a passive income for years. You can learn how to write an eBook with Lucidpress. They offer a free template once you sign up.

6. Affiliate Marketing

You should have #3 already done and set up to do this. Remember that step #3 will take three months of content to set up. But trust me, it will be worth it in the long run. Or, if you have a strong presence on social media, you can start bringing in money immediately by promoting products or services online. You will first need to sign up as a publisher. The best place to do this is at AWIN, a global affiliate marketing network. Once you sign up, you can check their product listings. Try to find something your readers or followers would be interested in. Then grab your affiliate link and share it on your social media or blog. If someone uses your link to make a purchase, you will make a commission. Even if they go to the site and leave, your link record will be logged. Therefore if they ever come back via another way, you will still get a commission when they make a purchase.

7. Become a Clickworker

ClickworkerClickworkers are a team of internet professionals registered on Clickworker. They work online, performing micro-tasks on their platform using their desktop, tablet, or smartphone. They even have a Clickworker App. Clickworkers work at their own pace and their schedule. You will be paid on a per-assignment basis. Businesses will advertise specific, scalable tasks they need to complete quickly. The most common task involves mindless data entry, web research, or form filling. This can be done in the comfort of your home. Amazon offers a similar service called Mechanical Turk. Prices range greatly depending on the task, but work is constantly being uploaded.

8. Sell your Class Notes Online

If you are a former student who took great notes during class. You can turn that into cash. Or you can create class notes and sell them to students online. The two most popular sites to sell your class/textbook notes are Stuvia and Nexus Notes. You will set your price, and you will get paid if another student downloads them. The notes must be uploaded in PDFs, so you must type them up. However, once they are up, it could be a continuous source of passive income for years. The best part about this is that you probably have notes around your room! What once you thought of as trash could be a steady source of passive income.

9. Join Online Competitions

There are a lot of fun contests and competitions online. You can find international competitions online with Inter Competition and HeySucces. Some of the cash prizes are massive, and winning one could get you thousands of dollars. However, this is risky as you don’t want to invest too much of your time in a competition and not get anything. Therefore, make sure it is something you feel confident you can win.

10. Buy and Sell Domain Names

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Many don’t realize, but millions of domain names go unrenewed yearly. Premium domain names can cost thousands of dollars or even millions. For example, back in 2007, sold for $35 million. You can easily turn a profit with a bit of research. The trick is to find available domains of keywords that could be popular in the future. For example, if there is a hot new company, find a site that has that company name in it. For example, Or look for talented athletes and buy their domains. For example, Buy them and then quickly list them for sale on and turn a quick profit. Or hold on to them as they increase in value.

11. Become a Mystery Shopper

This might be tough due to COVID-19, as many restaurants are starting to close down. However, many online agencies pay you to visit stores and restaurants and give feedback on how they are performing. Mystery shopping assignments might test what they are doing to combat COVID. You can become a mystery shopper with Market Force.

12. Make an Online Tutorial

Creating an online tutorial video is a step up from writing an eBook. You can make much more money by creating online courses on sites like Udemy. Once your class is up, you can make money passively for life. Moreover, you can teach a wide range of topics, and it does not have to be on tech. I have even seen online classes on How to play League of Legends!

13. Become a bank

This might sound risky, but it is not. There are many peer-to-peer lending sites online. It cuts out banks, passes the interest rates to you, and offers cheaper loans to borrowers. Depending on how long you lend, you can expect a 4% fixed return. This is much better than a traditional bank. Some of the top peer-to-peer lending sites include LendingClub and RateSetter.

14. Dropshipping

Dropshipping is when a vendor fulfills orders from a third party and has them shipped directly to the customer. The vendors pass the sales order to the supplier, who then fulfills the order. Therefore the vendor does not have to hold any inventory. You can do Dropshipping by creating an eCommerce website or having a strong social media channel. You promote the products you want and send the orders to the supplier. They will then ship it to the customer. This takes a lot of work but has the biggest potential.

15. Make YouTube Videos

YouTubeThere are now more videos on YouTube than searches on Google. YouTube offers a Partner Program where you can make money from making and uploading videos. You will get a percentage of the advertising revenue collected per 1,000 views. Therefore, depending on how many subscribers you have, you can make a lot of money online and even make it a career. Like blogs, you will need to have a certain amount of content before starting marketing. So you will need to spend a few months; there is a great blog about becoming a YouTuber that should put you on the right track.