Making money has never been easy but thanks to the internet, you can now make money from the comfort of your living room without having to leave your house. This is especially convenient now when the world is recovering from Covid-19 and in many parts of the world still, people are working from home to tackle the spread of the deadly virus.

It is worth noting, I am not talking about get-rich-quick schemes that are everywhere on the internet but rather real, legitimate ways to make an honest income. And as it is with other ways to make money, making money online is not a walk in the park. It takes time, hard work, patience, and dedication to truly make it. Here are 5 surefire ways you can make money online in 2021...


If you have a talent, chances are, you can sell your skill. Whether you’re a writer, artist, graphic designer, photographer, etc., there’s a freelance gig for you.  

Websites like upwork.com and fiverr.com can be a good place to start. Fiverr lets you sell your skill for a price. It’s called Fiverr, because most people would charge just $5 for their services—some people still do that, others charge a lot more depending on the kind of service required.


If you are passionate about something for instance drawing, cooking, cycling, gaming, music, etc., chances are there are millions of people out there who have the same passions as you and would be willing to hear what you have to say about that particular interest. 

YouTube has become the biggest learning and entertainment platform of our generation and you can make a lot of money by simply creating and uploading videos about whatever that you are passionate about. 2020 YouTube highest earner is a 9-year old Ryan Kaji who is famous for so-called unboxing videos, in which he takes toys out of their packages and reviews them.


It's 2021 and I am sure most of you have heard about Airbnb. It is a platform that allows you to rent out your home or even that spare bedroom that you don't use. You can make a decent living from AirBnB.

There’s a cost when it comes to listing on Airbnb, You’ll be charged 3% of the booking total. Since you can set prices, however, you’ll still have quite a bit of control over how much you can make as an Airbnb host.


If you have valuable knowledge that someone would pay for, this could be a great opportunity. Websites like Skooli, Tutor Me, Tutor.com, and Smartclasstz.com (if in Tanzania) provide resources for entering into the online tutoring space. While you don't need to use a platform like these, they provide a lower friction entry point into the market. You could also search for online tutoring gigs on a variety of other sites like Upwork, Freelancer, and many more. 

What types of things can you tutor online? You could easily tutor a subject like math or science, while also teaching a language if you're bilingual. You could also tutor musical instruments like the guitar or piano, along with a slew of other subject matters. 


Are you highly organized? Do you have access to a computer, a notebook, and an internet connection? Virtual assistant tasks may range from answering emails/calls, making travel plans, running social media accounts to office administrative tasks and research.

Many people who are busy or small business owners are willing to pay a decent amount of money for these services because they can't these tasks do themselves and can not afford to hire a full-time assistant. A good this with being a virtual assistant, you can have multiple clients hence multiple sources of income.

What other ways do you think are sure to make you money in 2021? Let us know in the comment below...

Geofrey Mtatiro

I'm a storyteller by trade but a problem-solver by birth. I find creative ways to tell stories of Individuals, Brands, Businesses & Organizations through Photography, Film Production & Advertising. In 2012, I founded BRAINBONGO to do just that while still in high school with the help of a few friends. Through the years, we have become really good at it. We love it and we live it. We are #EXTRAORDINARY!

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