How to Make Money Online for Beginners in India: 10 Easy Ways for 2021

Written by | In group | Updated on
September 15, 2021

Do you want to know how to make money online as a beginner in India? If yes, you’re in the right place.

Earning online is not rocket science. There are millions of people who are using online to make millions of dollars every single year.

There are also successful affiliate marketers like Pat Flynn who are making millions of dollars online.

So there’s no shortage of making passive income when it comes to online. But the only thing we want you to know is this: don’t look for shortcuts.

Here’s a thing you should always remember: don’t spend money on “get rich quick schemes”.

That said, we’re going to talk about some of the legit ways you can use on how to make extra money online in 2021 and beyond.

This post is going to be detailed so grab a cup of coffee and start finding legitimate ways to earn online money as a beginner. Let’s get started without much ado.

How to Make Money Online for Beginners In India: 10 Legitimate Ways for 2021

how to make money online in India as a beginner

1. Start a YouTube Channel 

If you’re looking for a FREE way to make money online in India, you should definitely try starting a YouTube channel.

YouTube is HUGE as there are over 1.9 billion users logging in every single month.

Also, YouTube has over 2.3 billion MONTHLY active users.

youtube users monthly

Due to COVID Pandemic, everyone is relying on YouTube to watch videos, learn something, or for entertainment purposes.

So, this is probably the RIGHT time to start and grow your own YouTube channel.

If you’re curious to know why you should create your own YouTube channel in 2021 to earn money online in India, here are some of the stats you should probably know.

  • YouTube has over 2 billion monthly users and it’s also one of the biggest search engines after Google
  • 74% of adults in the U.S. use YouTube (so if you want to target high CPC keywords to make more money, YouTube is probably the best platform)
  • 94.5% of OTT watchers in the U.S. are watching YouTube
  • People watch more than a billion hours of video on YouTube every day (yes you heard it right, a billion hours every SINGLE day!)
  • People watched 100 billion hours of gaming on YouTube in 2020 (if you’re good at gaming, you should definitely consider starting a channel!)

So how can you make money from YouTube?

Want to know how to earn money after creating your own YouTube channel in India? Here are some of the proven ways to make money from YouTube.

Become a YouTube partner

One of the most common ways most YouTubers use to make money from their channel is to become a YouTube partner.

Did you know that in the U.S. alone, YouTube will make 5.56 billion dollars in advertising revenue in 2021?

Yes, that’s true. Have a look at the ad revenue of YouTube.

YouTube ad revenue 2021

So putting ads within your videos is a great way to earn money.

That being said, here’s what you need to become a YouTube partner to start earning money.

  • Your YouTube channel should have more than 4,000 valid public watch hours in the last 12 months
  • Your YouTube channel should have more than 1,000 subscribers
  • Your YouTube channel should have a linked AdSense account

That’s it! Once your AdSense account is activated, ads will start showing up on your videos. Depending on the views and CPC (Cost Per Click), your YouTube earnings will vary. 

YouTube Partners also have access to multiple income streams: not just ads as you can also consider premium subscription fees, Super Chat, channel memberships, and many more. 

Sell affiliate products

Here’s a simple strategy to sell affiliate products on YouTube to make money online in India.

  • Choose a niche: You don’t want to serve everyone in the world. You need a target audience. You need to select a specific niche. For example, you can succeed quickly if you pick a small and targeted niche like “fitness tips for seniors” instead of targeting a massive niche like “fitness” or health.
  • Pick an affiliate program: Choosing the right affiliate product to promote is the key to generating more affiliate sales. Pick ONE product that you like and use. For instance, we often promote the Semrush affiliate program because we LOVE it, and also we’ve been using it for 6+ years.
  • Cloak your affiliate links: By default, affiliate links are long and ugly. So you need to make them short and simple. Here’s where you can use affiliate link cloaking plugins like Easy Affiliate Links to cloak your links.
  • Teach the audience about your products: No one buys a product just because you’re promoting it. You need to create awareness about those products. Create how-to tutorials and teach your audience how to use the products. That’s how you can generate more sales. 

Partner with other brands

You can use platforms like Grapevine to easily find brand opportunities to make money from your YouTube channel. To find high-paying brands or sponsorships, you need 10,000 subscribers on YouTube or 10,000 followers on Instagram to be eligible.

It’s also free to create an account on such platforms to find sponsorships for your YouTube channel to monetize. Alternatively, you can analyze the YouTube channels that are relevant to your content to find what brands they are promoting. 

That way, once you get enough subscribers (say 10K subscribers on YouTube), you can reach out to those brands to make money.

Recommended Reading: How Much Money Do YouTubers Make in 2021?

2. Become a social media manager

The best part about becoming a social media manager in India is you don’t necessarily need any formal qualifications such as PR, advertising, business, etc. Although having those formal qualifications can quickly help you find better prospects.

So what does a social media manager do?

Here’s what you need to do if you want to become a social media manager.

  • Creating and scheduling posts 
  • Engaging with followers and users
  • Monitoring analytics
  • Keeping an eye on the latest trends and viral news to create “relevant posts” to get more followers and the list goes on

Here’s a great illustration of social media tasks (by CoSchedule).

social media tasks

So how to become a social media manager in India?

Here are some of the BEST ways to market yourself to find social media management projects online.

Build an online portfolio

The best way to find social media jobs is to build your own portfolio. A portfolio helps you show the evidence of work that you’ve done where you can illustrate your skills. 

The easiest way to do that is to first start your own blog. When you’re getting started, offer services for free. That way, you can quickly build a strong portfolio. Once you’ve enough expertise and a strong portfolio to show off, you can use a blog to attract high-paying clients.

Here are some of the things you can include in your portfolio.

  • about you
  • skills
  • projects you’ve done so far
  • ad campaigns
  • testimonials and more

Build a reputation on social media networks

One of the best ways to find social media management gigs is to get active on social media and build your following. You can easily attract high-paying clients and agencies if you already have 10,000+ followers on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Yes, it takes some time to build your following on social media. You can follow influencers in your niche and analyze what they consistently post on their profiles to get more engagement to repeat the same process.

Also, you can use tools like Buffer or HootSuite to create, schedule, and analyze your social media posts.

Connect with bloggers

Most of the full-time bloggers outsource their stuff. We all know that blogging involves many things including content creation, email marketing, promotion, and more. Social media management is also one of the key things most full-time bloggers focus on.

So look for full-time bloggers who need social media services. You can try connecting them through emails or social media and ask if they’d like to manage their social media profiles. 

You can join our Facebook group to connect with other bloggers.

bp fb group

If you already have a good portfolio, you can easily convince many bloggers to manage their social media. You can also use sites like Problogger Job board to find social media gigs.

That being said, here are a few more tips to succeed as a social media manager in India.

  • Use post scheduling tools such as HootSuite as they help you find the best content to promote and also lets you automate 
  • Analyze everything including likes, followers, social media metrics, and more as it helps you what is working and what is not
  • Use appealing images. You can either hire someone to create stunning images for your social media campaigns or use tools like Canva or Photoshop
  • Deliver results to your customers. Find out what they want (is it better engagement, selling their products, or reaching out to a wider audience) 

3. Become a video editor

video editing india

There are millions of marketers including YouTubers creating a ton of videos every single day. Do you know what’s the #1 thing they need help with? It’s video editing.

Honestly, video editing takes a lot of time. So most people who create a lot of videos often outsource their video editing work to save time.

That’s why video editing is a super useful skill to learn to make money online in India.

So what does a video editor do?

Here are some of the things you need to do as a video editor.

  • Logging your footage
  • Arranging your video clips in a timeline
  • Editing
  • Merging
  • Cutting videos
  • Adding sounds, images, illustrations, special effects, etc

Here are some of the best tips to make money as a video editor in India.

Learn video editing

Firstly, you need to watch a lot of YouTube tutorials (or take courses) on video editing. Fortunately, it won’t take much time to learn video editing like a pro – thanks to video editing tools. 

Use video editing software

For video editing, you need a tool. There are a ton of free tools available online to edit, cut, and merge your videos. But if you want to REALLY make money from video editing, we recommend you invest in good software.

Here are some of the popular video editing tools most people use for video editing.

  • iMovie
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Adobe Premiere Pro

Use the right platforms to find gigs

Once you’ve learned and mastered the video editing skill, you can use the following platforms to find video editing projects to make money in India.

4. Build an email list to make money

“The money is on the list”.

Did you know that you can earn $44 for every $1 spent on email marketing? 

email roi

If you’re curious, here are some of the interesting stats about email marketing that may surprise you.

  • A study by Experian found that email subject lines with an emoji increased open rates by 56% (so if you want better email open rates, use emojis)
  • Including videos in your email can increase clickthrough rates by up to 300%
  • Mobile devices account for 41.9% of all opened emails (so make sure to use mobile responsive templates while sending emails)
  • According to Campaign Monitor, 320% more revenue is driven from automated emails than non-automated emails
  • Marketing emails contain an average of 435 words

Here’s the fun part: you don’t need a HUGE email list.

You need to build an email list that’s full of people with the same interests and desires. 

That means you need to build a “targeted email list” to start making money.

But… if you need people to click and then buy from the emails you send them, they need to trust you first.

Building trust is the KEY to making money from your email list.

So how do you build trust?

The best way to build trust and nurture your email list is to send “informative or useful emails” regularly.

For instance, if you’re interested in building an email list around “SEO”, you might want to teach people how to get more search traffic, use SEO to grow their business, make profits, and so on. Then, start promoting your SEO services or SEO-related products such as Semrush to start making money from your email list.

If you’re curious to learn more ways to monetize your email list, here are a few strategies that work like a charm in 2021.

Use a tripwire

A tripwire is an affordable offer that is pitched to a potential customer immediately upon their signup to your email list. Tripwire offers usually in the range between $5-$50. That means you can find and promote products that are extremely affordable.

Here’s how a tripwire looks like;

tripwire example

As you can see above, you can offer a HUGE discount on your tripwire product to instantly turn your subscribers (or visitors or leads) into paying customers with a $5 to $50 product.

Selling affiliate products

Here are some of the best affiliate networks you can join to find HIGHLY relevant products in any industry.

  • ClickBank
  • Rakuten
  • Amazon Associates
  • eBay
  • ShareASale
  • CJ Affiliate

Sell your own stuff

If you’re looking for a long-term strategy to make passive income from email marketing, sell your own products. You can consider selling things like;

  • eBooks
  • Themes
  • Tools
  • Checklists
  • Merchandise and the list goes on

5. Use online learning platforms to get paid as an instructor

There are a ton of people who are using online learning platforms such as Udemy to earn millions of dollars every single year by selling what they already know.

Imagine if you can get your hands on just a fraction of that, you’ll be making thousands of dollars (if not millions) every year and that even while you sleep. Just create your course out there on sites like Udemy and watch the extra cash flowing.

Let’s talk about the most popular 3 online learning platforms you can use to become an instructor and for getting paid online.

  • Udemy
  • Coursera
  • Skillshare

Let’s talk about how you can use each one of them to earn passive income as an instructor by creating courses online in 2021 and beyond.

How to make more money as an instructor at Udemy?

If you’re into online, you should probably know about Udemy. It is one of the biggest online teaching marketplaces with over 80000 courses and 24 million students worldwide. It is where thousands of instructors make millions of dollars by selling their courses ranging from programming to marketing to SEO.

udemy

If you curious to find out how to make dollars as an Udemy instructor in 2021 and beyond, here are few powerful tips you can use.

Get the basics right

If you want to become an instructor at Udemy to make online, you need to have a few minimum requirements such as;

  • Presentation software (be it Keynote on Mac or Powerpoint or Windows)
  • Screen recording software (Camtasia or ScreenFlow)
  • Webcam (HD cam will be even better)
  • Microphone

If you’ve the above requirements, you can right away create a video course, create lessons in video format and upload it on to Udemy to start making dollars.

Find the perfect course topic for Udemy

The only difference between a successful course that makes a lot of money and the one which doesn’t make even a sale on Udemy is the course content. If the course topic is desired by enough people, you can attract a lot of people to buy courses from you (even if you don’t have any prior experience).

Just make sure to find your core skills and find topics that actually solve your target audience problems so you can come up with profitable course ideas to make more on Udemy.

How to make profits as an instructor at Coursera?

Millions of students are flocking on Coursera (which is another popular platform for learning online) to learn something or find solutions to their problems. So if you can find way to scratch your audience problems by creating a course, you can generate a ton of money.

coursera

Here are few essential tips for you.

Know how to write a perfect landing page

How you create your landing pages on Coursera to sell your courses is what makes or breaks your success. Here are few quick tips to write great copy on your landing pages while creating courses on platforms like Coursera.

  1. Keep the sentences you use on your landing pages short. Use short words instead of long sentences because they are easy to understand. People can also skim through your landing pages quickly.
  2. Don’t use jargon and never get fancy with your copy. Instead use simple language that even a 3rd grade should understand your landing page copy.
  3. Keep an eye on top selling landing pages on Coursera to see how they are using headlines, description and structuring their course contents to capture people’s attention.

Create an engaging promo video for your Coursera course

The best way to create curiosity among people to buy your course on platforms like Coursera is to tease them. You can give you a preview or sample taste of how your course content looks like by making a promo video around it.

Not so many course creators do this but if you’re just starting out and want to make more sales from your course, make sure to create an appealing promo video for your course (it can be as short as 1 minute or even 30 seconds).

How to monetize your skills as an instructor at Skillshare?

Skillshare is another biggest online learning community for creators which has access to over 3 million members worldwide where instructors make a ton of money by selling courses which are available through subscription.

skillshare

If you curious to find out how to make a lot of money as a Skillshare instructor in 2021 and beyond, here are few solid tips for you.

Understand the key principles to promote

The #1 key to make more money as an instructor at Skillshare is promotion. Learn how to promote your course to ensure high sales. It doesn’t matter how great content your courses has but it all comes down to how effectively you promote it.

Go find out where your target audience and customers hang out online. Is it Facebook, twitter or Instagram? Or forums or LinkedIn? Then, you can lay down ways to promote your course to generate more sales from Skillshare.

Give a money back guarantee

When people are buying something online, they are usually skeptical. You can remove the fear of buying from people by providing them a money back guarantee on platforms like Skillshare to make more money as an instructor.

You can provide a 30 day money back guarantee and promise people that if they’re not getting the results you’re promising, then they can ask for a full refund. If you can show that they have absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain, your course sales will skyrocket.

6. Become a holiday advisor to earn from home

Do you want to earn from home? Did you know that you can become a holiday advisor and start earning money from your home?

A holiday advisor is someone who suggest visiting places, tourist places nearby, local sightseeing attractions etc and get paid in return. This is really a great opportunity for someone who’s interested in earning dollars by helping other tourists to plan their holiday trips comfortably.

If you’re wondering about how you can become a holiday advisor, there are 2 major travel sites Yatra and MakeMyTrip that provide you this work from home opportunity.

Let’s dive into the details to find out how you can use both Yatra and MakeMyTrip to earn more from online as a holiday advisor.

Earn as a holiday advisor using Yatra

Yatra is India’s leading online travel companies which was launched back in 2006 which is also one of the very travel sites that provide you the opportunity as a Yatra expert (holiday advisor).

yatra money

What’s the primary eligibility criteria to become a holiday advisor at Yatra?

Here’s what all you need to know;

  • Your age should be between 25 to 55
  • You should not be in a full time employment
  • Well traveled with decent communication skills

So what do you get in return after becoming a holiday advisor at Yatra?

  • You can earn from home
  • You can win travel vouchers to save on hotels, trips, bookings etc throughout India using Yatra platform
  • You can get a free chance to go out with your family for vacations

Not only that, you get all the support such as completing training and sales support you need to provide assistance to tourists by being a part of Yatra holiday advisor.

So what are you still waiting for?

Click here to become a holiday advisor at Yatra

Earn as a holiday advisor using MakeMyTrip

MakeMyTrip is another popular travel site which is used by millions of people across India to book hotels, flights etc. It also provides you an opportunity as a holiday expert to earn passive income from home.

mmt money expert

What’s the primary eligibility criteria to become a holiday advisor at MakeMyTrip?

Here’s what all you need to know;

  • You should be willing to attend a 10 day training program (Its mandatory)
  • You should be able to invest 6 to 8 hours of work on daily basis though this is not fixed working hours
  • You should have a computer or laptop with internet connection at home
  • You should not be in a full time employment

What are your responsibility as a holiday advisor through MakeMyTrip?

  • You should guide guests and tourist on their holiday enquiry
  • You should designing Itineraries
  • You should be doing costing for the packages and keep a track of the payment collected
  • You should follow up on queries and sell holiday packages
  • You should attend classroom trainings, webex and con calls to become better as a holiday expert

Here’s the link to join as a holiday expert at MakeMyTrip (and click on “Work from Home” to find current vacancies).

7. Become a freelance writer

There’s a HUGE demand for content writing. Every professional blogger, SEO, marketer and small business owner is looking for talented writers to create content consistently for their sites.

There are so many people who are ready to pay thousands (if not lakhs) of bucks every single month for content writing services. Do you know why others are ready to pay so much in content writing?

Because content is what generates traffic from search engines like Google. Just don’t go for sites like Fiverr, UpWork etc where you can only attract cheap paying clients where you can’t really improve your writing skills as a freelancer.

Instead it’s better to find bloggers who are ready to pay for your content writing and start spending more time on creating quality content for them so you can benefit it two ways: one is, you’re earning from content writing and the other is you’ll be learning a lot in the process (so you can also later start a blog from scratch from it).

That said, here are few vital tips you can use if you want to earn more as a freelance writer.

Start pitching every day to get clients: When you’re getting started as a freelancer writer, no one will come looking for your content writing services. You’ve to go and find where your target clients are and start pitching them every single day.

As a rule of thumb, try to send email pitches to at least 3 to 5 new people every single day (for a month or two), even if 1% respond to your pitches, that’s 10 people who are actually interested in paying for content writing services. It then depends on how well you negotiate with your clients to start working with them.

So how can you find clients for your writing services?

The best place is start with blogs. Find out a list of blogs in various industries that are already making decent income (at least 1 lakh or $2000+ per month) to stand a chance to get paid for your content writing services. You can simply do a Google search on “money making bloggers” etc to find a list of all the top bloggers.

Most of the money making bloggers are more interested in generating revenue, driving more traffic and promoting their content to reach wider audience – so they often outsource their content writing part to others who can create good enough content for them.

Quick tip: Start your own blog, write guest post for others and use your bio in the guest posts to drive people to your portfolio or service pages where you can actually offer your freelance content writing services.

Invest in a course or mentor: If you’re completely new to online world and never made even a penny as a freelance writer, we highly recommend you to take a course on Udemy or look for any successful writer who is providing courses on how you can get paid to write.

If you have enough money or budget, you can even hire a blogger or mentor to help you with landing high paying clients. Investing money and time on a course can give you tremendous results and you can really avoid so many dumbest mistakes most freelance beginners make.

Just make sure to implement all the tips and strategies mentioned in the courses you take in order to get the results you want. After all, action is what gives you results.

Pro tip: If want to become a successful freelance writer, make sure to spend quality time in writing every single day. We highly recommend you to write at least 500 to 1000 words (on any topic that you’re interested in) every day for a few months and you’ll notice a drastic improvement in your content writing.

Become friends with other freelance writers: One of the simplest way to accelerated your income as a freelance writer is to network with other freelancers who are already earning while offering their content writing services.

That way, you can easily find out the ins and outs of freelance writing and probably find some interesting and new ways to land high paying clients offering your freelance writing services. You can find other freelancers on blogs, twitter, Facebook groups or even on platforms like Fiverr – just make sure to incentivize them in one or the other way to get help.

8. Become a virtual assistant

Did you know that Transparency Market Research recently published a report claiming that the global market for virtual assistance will be worth $7.9 billion dollars in the year 2024?

virtual assistant

Virtual assistance industry is growing rapidly.

If you want to earn from online in India as a student, housewife or anyone who wants to earn from home, looking for virtual assistant (VA) jobs as there are so many professionals ready to pay to manage their day to day tasks online.

Realistically speaking you can easily make around $10 to $20 or even more an hour by becoming a virtual assistant within a particular industry (such as SEO, content uploading, website promotion etc).

Where can you find jobs as a virtual assistant?

We personally recommend you to give a try to both Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) and LinkedIn where you can find a ton virtual assistant jobs. Apart from MTurk and LinkedIn, you can use the following major platforms to get paid as a virtual assistant.

  • UpWork
  • Fiverr
  • Freelancer
  • Guru

Although there are a ton of other platforms you can use but the above mentioned sites are where you can find a ton of virtual assistant jobs as they are widely popular.

Here are few tips if you want to earn as a virtual assistant.

Put yourself in the shoes of your potential customer: The best way to get paid as a VA is to put yourself in the shoes of your potential customer who is looking for a virtual assistant to manage their tasks.

What kind of money they are ready to offer? What are the day to day tasks they will assign? By putting yourself in the shoes of someone, you can find ways to quickly get paid using sites mentioned above.

Find out what kind of services you want to offer: Before thinking about earning dollars as a virtual assistant, it’s important for you to figure out what are the skills you already have and what services you can provide with ease.

Are you a good translator? Can you type faster? Do you code a lot? Can you do research for projects and websites? Can you do keyword research or backlink analysis for websites? By asking these questions, you can quickly find VA jobs.

9. Make money from websites

If you’re looking for PROVEN methods on how to monetize online or any part of the world, the surest way is to start a blog in India, create content, drive more traffic to start earning every single month.

It’s easier said than done though but it’s not a rocket science to earn more money from blogging. It’s not a get rich scheme as you have to put lots of efforts. The blog which you are currently reading now makes at an average of $10000 (more than 7 lakhs in rupees) every single month. We’re consistently generating more income every single year so blogging works like a charm.

That said, here’s an excellent tutorial on how you can start a blog on in 2021. Yes, starting a blog on platforms like WordPress costs you some money (around $100 a year) but it is worth every single penny.

If you are wondering about how bloggers earn from their websites, here are 3 of the widely used monetization strategies you too can consider from blogging.

Google AdSense or other alternatives

Google Adsense is an incredible ad publishing platform which lets you earn dollars with your content based websites or YouTube channel where it shows ads to target audience.

The more people who click on your AdSense ads, the more money you can generate. The amount of earnings you generate each month from Google AdSense directly depends on the CPC of keywords that you use within your website or YouTube to attract visitors.

So if you want to make huge earnings with AdSense, you need to use high CPC (Cost Per Click) keywords and try to get more visitors from western countries like US, UK, Canada etc.

All in all, AdSense is a great monetization source for beginner bloggers who want to make more every month from a trusted source like Google.

If you’re finding it hard to get your AdSense account approved or looking for high paying alternatives to it, you can consider signing up following websites. Some of them pay via Paypal, so get a Paypal account if you don’t have it yet.

Here’s a detailed post on best paying AdSense alternatives you can use to make more money from publishing platforms in 2021 and beyond.

Affiliate marketing to earn passive income

Do you want to earn dollars online even while you’re sleeping? Then, give a try to affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing is a billion dollar industry which is only growing at rapid pace every single year. It is expected to become a $10 billion dollar industry by the year 2021.

Have a look at the following stats to know how popular affiliate marketing is.

affiliate stats

Why affiliate marketing is a great way to earn?

If you’re wondering about why affiliate marketing is the best way to earn passive income, here are 3 major reasons.

  • Low cost: With affiliate marketing, you don’t need to invest any money or capital. Of course, it’s better if you have access to few premium tools like Semrush to increase your search traffic in order to generate more sales but it’s not essential.
  • No inventory required: The best part about picking affiliate marketing online is that you don’t need to create products or rent any stuff. You simply need to find the right products that are created or developed by someone else, promote them on your website or social media using your affiliate referral and start generating commissions on every successful sale.
  • Ability to earn passive income: Affiliate marketing helps you make dollars online even while you sleep. Enough said!

That being said, here are 3 of the best affiliate marketing tips we have for you if you want to become a successful affiliate marketer in 2021 and beyond.

  1. Choose products that meet your target audience needs. There’s no point in promoting a product that pays you high commissions but you won’t get even a penny if your target audience don’t even need them.
  2. Promote only a handful of affiliate products instead of picking a ton of products. That way you can put more serious efforts on making more commissions.
  3. Always track your progress and make necessary tweaks in your affiliate marketing strategy so you can consistently increase your overall average affiliate commissions.

If you want to learn more about affiliate marketing, here are few top affiliate marketing blogs you can follow to learn more about it.

Selling own products from your website

Information products is all about teaching something via products, which could be delivered as text, audio or video. That means, information products can be anything from eBooks, podcasts, videos.

There are a lot of people such as Darren Rowse, Pat Flynn etc who are selling information products like eBooks to earn passive income online.

The only thing you need from information products is to build an email list where you need to educate your audience about the products you create.

That way you can build trust and strong rapport with your audience which you can use it later to easily buy your stuff.

If you’re wondering about how to create information products online even if you’re a beginner, you should check out this awesome post.

10. Start selling your products on eCommerce platforms for high profits

If you already have offline store or shop where you sell various products to other people, why not selling them online? There are so many eCommerce platforms where you can easily sell your stuff online for high margins.

Become a seller on Flipkart

There are over 10 crore registered customers are waiting to buy products from you on Flipkart. It is undoubtedly the #1 India’s eCommerce platform.

flipkart seller

You can literally sell everything from utensils to clothes to electronic gadgets to make high profits and margins.

What are the minimum requirements to sell on Flipkart?

If you want to start selling on Flipkart, you need to have the following:

  • PAN Card (Personal PAN for business type “Proprietorship” and Personal + Business PAN for business type as “Company”)
  • GSTIN/TIN Number (not mandatory for few categories)
  • Bank account and supporting KYC documents (Address Proof and 1 cancelled cheque)
  • You need to have a minimum of 1 unique product to sell on Flipkart

Here’s how you can become a seller on Flipkart:

  • To start selling on Flipkart, you need to register yourself from here (free to join)
  • List your products under specific product categories
  • Once someone places an order, pack the product and mark it as ‘Ready to Dispatch’. Flipkart logistics partner will pick up the product and deliver it to the customer. So there’s no need for you take all the hustle to ship the products to the customer.
  • Once the order is successfully dispatched, Flipkart will settle your payout within 7-15 business days based on your seller tier.

The payment will be made directly to your bank account through NEFT transactions.

Become a seller on Amazon India

Amazon India is quickly becoming the one stop solution for most consumers who wants to buy stuff online and it offers some of the amazing benefits to the sellers such as no fixed costs, fast and free product shipping, timely payouts, customer support and so on.

amazon seller

What are the minimum requirements to sell on Amazon India?

If you want to start selling on Amazon India, you need to have the following:

  • Update your bank account details supporting KYC documents including address proof
  • Setup basic account information like invoice address, customer service contact etc.
  • GSTIN
  • PAN Card (Personal PAN for business type “Proprietorship” and Personal + Business PAN for business type as “Company”)

Here’s how you can become a seller on Amazon India:

  • Click here to register yourself as a seller on Amazon India (free to join)
  • List your products using their listing tools
  • As soon as someone places order, you can view and manage it from your order management dashboard which is enable with Amazon Easy Ship to deliver the products the products from you to the customers for free
  • You can also list your products international by selling in the US and EU through Amazon

Your payments will be deposited directly into your bank account within 7 days.

Become a seller on eBay India

We usually find a ton of new items on sale on eBay India when compared to other eCommerce platforms like Amazon, Flipkart etc. eBay India is another largest eCommerce site where most people are interested to sell their products.

ebay seller

What are the minimum requirements to sell on eBay India?

If you want to start selling on eBay India, you need to have the following:

  • You must have a valid and active user id of eBay Website
  • You must have its principal place of business
  • You must hold a valid Permanent Account Number (PAN) and Tax Identification Number (TIN) for doing online transactions

Here’s how you can become a seller on eBay India:

  • Register as a seller in eBay India (it’s free to join)
  • List your item and provide all the details such as title, product description etc
  • Once the buyer buys the product from you, you’ll get a payment confirmation from PaisaPay, upon receiving it, you need to ship the item to the buyer within 3 days
  • You need to pick a courier company such as Bluedart, FedEx etc to deliver the item to the buyer within 7 days

eBay transfers your money to your registered bank account which takes 3 to 21 days depending on the seller status.

FAQs | How to Make Money Online in India 2021

Here are few frequently asked questions on how to earn more dollars online as a beginner in 2021 and beyond.

How do I make money online in India being a student?

Students who want to earn, we recommend blogging, affiliate marketing, freelancing and becoming an instructor on sites like Udemy. They not only expand your knowledge but you can also become an expert in the long run.

Are there any online jobs from home without investment?

Yes, of course there are a ton of online jobs from home where you don’t need to invest anything except your time. These include data entry jobs, filling captchas, freelancing, filling online survey, online micro jobs (such as sharing a page, giving review or rating for a product) etc.

What are the best freelancing sites in India I can use to earn?

Here’s a list of some of the popular freelancing sites you can use to find freelance writing, designing or other freelancing-related work in 2021.

→ Truelancer
→ Freelancer
→ Peopleperhour
→ Fiverr
→ Upwork

How do I earn money through blogging in India as a beginner?

There are plenty of ways to make money from blogging in India which include;

– Affiliate marketing (selling others products)
– Selling your own products such as merchandise, eBooks, tools, etc
– Offering freelance services such as web design, writing, etc
– Consulting
– Using display ad networks such as AdSense, Infolinks, RevenueHits, etc

You can also check our post on how these top Indian bloggers are making money from blogging where you can find a ton of PROVEN ways to make money blogging even if you’re a beginner.

How do people monetize from YouTube?

There are several ways to make money from YouTube. You can use Google AdSense which most YouTubers use to monetize their videos where Google pays for the advertisements which appear on the videos you’re watching on YouTube. 

Besides AdSense ads, you can also use other monetization strategies like sponsored reviews, YouTube sponsorships, brand collaborations, etc to earn passive income from YouTube.

What paid survey sites are legitimate to make money online?

Here are some of the best paid survey sites that you can use to make money online.

– Swagbucks
– Survey Junkie 
– InboxDollars 
– Toluna

Which is the best online money making site in India?

You can use the following sites to legitimately make money in India.

– Fiverr
– Upwork
– People Per Hour
– Toptal

How to earn money online in India with Google?

Here are some of the best ways to make money with Google.

– Start a blog, create content, drive more traffic and use Google AdSense to earn money from showing their ads
– Start a YouTube channel, get 4,000 public watch hours along with 1,000 subscribers and you can use AdSense to monetize your channel

Read: Online Jobs For Students: How to Make Dollars Online As A Student in 2021

ReadTop 10 Best Fiverr Alternatives for Freelancers In 2021 to Make More Money

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Final Thoughts

Making money online in India is NOT hard. There are way too many opportunities out there. I’m a living example who’s making $10,000 from blogging.

You just need to be consistent. Learn new skills and build a network. All the methods mentioned in this post are truly legitimate and with consistency and hard work, you can easily earn even from home.

Let us know if you have any questions about making money online as a beginner in the comments below.

Anil Agarwal

How to Make Money Online for Beginners in India: 10 Easy Ways for 2021Anil Agarwal who owns Bloggerspassion.com, is a full-time blogger and SEO expert who has been helping people build profitable blogs for over a decade. BloggersPassion has been featured on premium online sites like Forbes, Huffingtonpost, Semrush, Problogger, Crazy Egg, The Next Web and so on.

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17 Comments on "How to Make Money Online for Beginners in India: 10 Easy Ways for 2021"

  1. Ben Krock says:

    Thanks Anil sir! Affiliate marketing is one best way to make money online. You had Shown about different ways to earn money online. People should read this article to know some best. And this blog is very helpful for beginners. Thank you

  2. Vishal Khatri says:

    Hello Anil,
    You had Shown about ways to earn money online, truth is that there are real and real methods to make money online if you have enough patience. First of all u had Shown about different ways to earn money online in 2021 by that user can earn money according there skills.

    According to my point of view there are some online money earning apps that provides tree income to users in current time and offers some income on your every mobile and DTH recharge. This is the easiest way to earn money online.

  3. Soumya Goswami says:

    Hello Anil. Thank you for sharing such a great post about online monetization. In my opinion, affiliate marketing and a good ad network is a great way to start blogging.

  4. Saravanakumar says:

    Hello Anil,

    I have seen that people are registering with Mediavine which pays good for advertisements.

    Would you please share your experience and knowledge about Mediavine and AdThrive as well.

    We all know that Google AdSense is always great, though I would like to know alternatives of Google AdSense.

    Please reply.

    Thanks

  5. Sapna Jethra says:

    Thanks a lot for sharing these great useful tips and ideas. I sincerely hope to start with holiday advisor with Yatra or Make My Trip. I hope it works, not sure though.

    But seriously, thanks a lot for sharing these detailed ways to make money online here in India. Thanks

  6. Ben Chris says:

    Amazon affiliate is the current best option for money making in India. Many peoples are coming up to internet platforms and there are many opportunities in the Indian market.

  7. GAURAV MISHRA says:

    As blogger starting career is very difficult now a days bacuase it is very compitive in market. And you have to keep passions for making money online. And can earn money by above tips given in post.

    • Anil Agarwal says:

      Yes, blogging is getting saturated and new competitors are coming up. That’s why you need to start early, create great content and build your community to be able to make money online.

  8. Sunny Yadav says:

    Affiliate marketing is one best way to make money online.

  9. vs chaitanya says:

    Affiliate marketing is one best way to make money online. With a Simple WordPress Blog and commitment, anyone can make a decent income by working from home. There are many affiliate programs like Shareasale, Clickbank, Amazon, and whatnot!

  10. Sanatan says:

    Adsense and other ad networks pay really low in India. The best thing to earn money India is affiliate marketing. Just promote Web hosting products and other digital items as they have a high commission percentage. Nice post BTW.

  11. Philip V Ariel says:

    `Hi, Anil,
    Glad to be here again!
    I found this on the pages of Twitter and am here.
    You brought out almost all the ways to make money online thru this post! 🙂
    I am sure this will be the best bet for all newbies as well as pros to make some extra income by using these platforms tips and tricks.
    Keep sharing.
    I will make mention of this post in my upcoming post about the subject on how to make money online.
    Thanks for the share.
    Have a blessed day.
    Best
    ~ Philip

  12. Nirodha Abayalath says:

    Hey Anil,
    Showing the right path for beginners is the responsibility of experienced people like you. If not, they’ll confuse and frustrate very easily.
    You have done the guidance really amazingly. Thank you very much for that.
    As a beginner, I started with the Upwork. Then, I understood that stick with one platform is not a good idea. So, I started my own blog.
    Now, I’m a beginner again but, starting my own blog was one of the best decisions I have ever taken.

  13. Anna says:

    Thank you for this detailed tutorial, and I like the Holiday Advisor job I think I can do this

  14. Emma Ballet says:

    Hello Anil

    Thanks for sharing this article about Make Money Online. People should read this artcle to know some best and amazing ticks to make onilne money.

  15. Kundan Sharma says:

    hi, Anil
    those methods are really helpful for the beginners who just want to earn money over online in very first.
    Thank you

  16. Ryan Biddulph says:

    Anil this is a sensational post dude. Amazing how many opportunities open up for all of us, almost weekly it seems, for prospering. I am onboard for being an online teacher, having created a few products that I sell for passive income. If you lay it all out and create a helpful guide you will have zero issues with profiting, in India or anywhere.

    Rocking post, once again.

    Ryan

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