7 Quick Ways To Make Money Online

Yes, there are a number of quick ways to make money with no start-up costs, blog, inventory, or employees needed. And of course – work when you want. The opportunities listed do not require anything more than your time and internet access. I came up with seven quick ways to make money online that I want to share with you.

It’s important to follow the rules of any online money-making opportunity. Even though they are not considered “employers”, each company is paying you and expects certain ethical behaviors from their participants, i.e.; no gaming the system, refrain from creating fake or multiple accounts, etc…Be sure to read their Terms of Use.

While none of the opportunities listed here will replace a full-time income, this is a great way to get your feet wet.

Make Money Online, Make Money At Home, Make Money With Your Computer

#1 – Mobile/Computer Applications to Make Quick Money Online

Share your cellular browsing information with the MobileXpression research team and receive rewards. In order to participate, you must download a file to your cell phone which allows them to collect your mobile web data. Rewards take the form of cash, gift cards, and various merchandise.

Nielsen Computer and Mobile Panel works in a similar fashion except they also track internet usage on your computer. Yes, this is the same Nielsen that has been around for more than 90 years. Install the app on all of your devices to maximize your potential earnings.

#2 – Online Surveys to Make Quick Money Online

There are plenty of online survey companies out there and many of them pay. The only problem is that many times the minimum payout threshold is so high and the pay per survey is so low that it takes forever to become eligible for access to your earnings.  Here are the top 4 we currently recommend:

Survey Junkie

Survey Junkie is pretty popular and has an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau at the time of this writing. We encourage you to build a user profile (not absolutely required but highly recommended to increase your earning potential) and they match you to surveys. You accrue points and the payout is via Paypal or a selection of popular e-Giftcards.

Pinecone Research

There is a reason this one is so popular. You’re typically eligible for all surveys they send to you based on your completed profile. They also periodically send screeners via email. Pinecone is not always accepting new participants so you’ll have to check back frequently.

According to the website:

“However, we will be posting recruitment opportunities through banner ads on various unsolicited websites from time to time throughout the year. If you see one of these ads, please feel free to sign up with us.”

Payout: Amount varies but they have recently provided a PayPal payout option. They also pay with gift cards. They pay $3 per survey.

TIP: They have an extensive FAQ section. Once accepted be sure to read it from beginning to end.


Some people call this a pay-per-click site. Whatever you call it, Swagbucks has it all. Surveys, trial offers for pay, pay for web searches, etc…As far as surveys go, the trick here is to only spend your time on the Gold Surveys. These surveys are usually short and pay the most. Payout options include gift cards and PayPal.

Paid ViewPoint

I don’t hear a lot about this one and I’m not sure why. This site pays for each survey that you complete and they NEVER screen you out once you’ve been invited to a survey via email or by checking your dashboard online. The survey interface is simple and engaging. Lastly, you don’t even have to register with your real name or complete mailing address. Yes, that last one is stated in black and white on their website.

Fusion Cash

With Fusion Cash, you just register (for free) and pick your favorite way of earning cash. We have paid surveys, paid videos, paid radio, paid to click, paid tasks, cashback shopping, paid to search, and more. Then, after meeting account and balance requirements, you request a “cashout” of your balance and get paid by your preferred method.

It’s super easy and each survey tells you approximately how long each survey should take.

Focus Groups to Make Quick Money Online

Did you know that companies and research-based universities will pay you for your opinion? Not just quarters either. $60 to $120 an hour is common. The trick is that you will not be eligible for many of these studies and they are usually no more than an hour in length. Now, there are studies that last several days that may pay several hundred dollars. Such studies may require that you complete an online journal regarding the subject matter. I’ve seen the highest paying studies (over $1,000.00) related to medical ailments.  Once again this is about obtaining your feedback not about becoming a medical research subject and taking medication. Those types of studies do however exist.

Freelance Writing to Make Quick Money Online

Freelance writing can be highly profitable and can be done extremely part-time depending on how serious you are and your writing skill. Jobs are posted daily across the internet. Make a Living Writing is one of the best websites I’ve seen on freelance writing. It lists a load of paying writing opportunities that you can apply for right now.

Watching Videos to Make Quick Money Online

If you have a smartphone or other device with internet access then watching videos for extra cash might be an option for you. This is truly a form of passive income in that you can simply click play and earn. Now, don’t be fooled. The payout for watching videos only adds up to several coins but when you combine that with the other opportunities, it can be worth it. Pay-per-click sites offer videos along with surveys, trial offers, etc.  So many options exist in this area.

WARNING: This is not our favorite way to earn money online but some people seem to make it work. These companies literally pay pennies per video.  So, we recommend that you combine videos with other ways to make money on these sites.

CAUTION: To make money online quickly with videos (and pay-per-click sites in general), you must pick one or two sites and focus on them. If you spread yourself too thin, you will have a hard time building up enough earnings to cash out quickly.

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By Lauren Hunter

I'm Lauren, and I've been on a journey to earn money and save money for most of my life. As the editor-in-chief of EarnItSaveIt.com, and as a freelance writer, coach, musician, and entrepreneur, I love looking for new ways to make money and better ways to keep it. I'm also a wife and work-at-home mom (WAHM) to four kids, so budgeting is my middle name. I'm excited to be on this money journey with you!