Selling items or goods on Craigslist and some of the mobile sites that have been starting to appear on the Google Play Store for Android is another way to help you make passive money online. Even if there aren’t things you want to sell or have to sell on there, you can offer to list and sell things for other people and make a percentage of it if it sells. The buyer would be paying you for the item, so the person who lists it would have to trust you enough to hold on to it to complete the sale. But since that money goes to you first? You will always be paid your percentage immediately, and can give the person you sell items for the difference you agreed upon. You don’t have to tell them where you are selling it, just that you will list it on multiple sites and avenues for sale to get it sold. If it doesn’t sell, then there is no fee. That is a really popular offer to someone wanting to make money on selling something but not have to pay a listing fee up front. So you have that opportunity and possibility right there.
Another way to make money is as a personal assistant. There are people who make a lot of money daily, but the interactions, communications, and organization they need requires 4 hands or more to where it becomes overwhelming for them. You can meet their needs by helping them with all of that, and they can pay you to do it when they are too busy to be able to do that for themselves. It can be anything from answering phone calls to responding to emails, or managing something for them during the day that is easy to watch over, but would be impossible for them to do otherwise.
If you are good at helping others with their computer needs, then you will find that using things like TeamViewer or LogMeIn to remotely connect and remove spyware for others can be extremely lucrative, especially if you do it on a global scale. The only thing required for this is to have a working internet connection, and a computer that you can use to connect to theirs to fix things. You can bill them through paypal or any other merchant that you have at your disposal. After the first month or two, you may have to register it for business use rather than personal, since it is only free for personal use. They know that some people may use thier services to start a business, and so they are pretty understanding about that and will let you use it for free to get something started as long as you’re willing to pay for it later to make it worth their while, too.
Graphic design and web development. It’s very saturated now. Very. You can still make money with it even still.
Mobile development. If you are a programmer, you can make a nice amount of money developing unique mobile applications for businesses that need them.
Advertising. If you see a local business that needs advertising and you know that you can help them and you’re able to prove it, there can be money in that for you by reaching them online and showing them what you can do to improve their online and offline business by having you at the helm.
Subtitling videos is another way to make money. Computers have come a long way and are very good with relational databases, but computers are still no match for the intuition and common sense of the human being. There is a need for people to know and see what the computers cannot! You can label and tag things that a provider needs and make it so that their videos have audio subtitles as they need them. Closed captioning for TV shows and movies are often done this way. You can do it directly, or you can work for a large company that guarantees you video work like Rev.com. To add to this, you can occasionally do transcription or other types of captioning to make money between this.
These are just a few ways that you can make passive money online when you want to. The only time you have to dedicate yourself to anything is when you confirm and commit to any one project. Other than that, you’re free to do any or all of these whenever you like. 🙂 I hope this helps you!