Danielle Ward– Danielle is a professional blogger. She writes frequently about business, Edutech, science and social media.

Working online does come with its own perks. No office politics, no dress code and no fixed working hours, people employed on the virtual platform are free to work on their own terms. However, it is not all fun and games. The job is equally demanding and requires your full dedication and efficiency. Moreover, owing to the increasing threats and dubious websites that are popping by the minute it is becoming all the more difficult to find a reliable platform where you can apply. Don’t worry; we have compiled a list of the top 10 reputable sites that assist users in making money from home:

Fiverr

Fiverr is a place where you can earn about $5 doing just about anything. The work you post on the platform is referred to as “gigs” that reaches a large number of people all across the globe. If the viewers like your work, they may buy it and leave a feedback as a recommendation for other viewers. It’s simple, the more gigs you upload, the more you get to earn.

Shopify is a boon for all web entrepreneurs and budding businessmen who want to open an e-store and shift their enterprise on the virtual platform. It is an affordable and reliable place for vendors to display and market their services. Shopify takes 1.5% of the sales however you get to keep 100% of the profit. Users can also try out the 14-day trial period before registering on Shopify as a permanent member.  

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Google Adsense

Google Adsense is a simple, free and effective platform to earn money. All you have to do is place the Google ads on your website and make money from it. If you have a wide audience base and can manage to generate a decent amount of traffic then Adsense is the best way to go about monetizing your website. Adsense is the first step for any blogger or entrepreneur to take when they want to start profiting from their website.

KnowledgeNuts

KnowledgeNuts is a website that features fun facts, interesting trivia and other useful titbits and anecdotes that you might want to read about. The platform was created and launched by the owner of Listverse and follows a similar framework. Users get the “write and get paid” option here as well, the difference lies in the kind of content you will be posting here. The quality, authenticity, and appeal of the content are of utmost importance.

Cracked

Cracked is a place where you get all the funny, trendy stuff that is circulating the social networks. From humorous memes to pictures, videos and articles you can post anything here as long as it’s interesting and engaging enough. Owing to its refreshing and interactive interface, the website attracts close to a million viewers each month and hence fetches you plenty of traffic.  Cracked also arranges weekly contests where you can earn cash prizes and even more recognition.

Listverse

Listverse, as the name suggests, comprises of content with listings. Topics related to fashion, food travel, gadgets, science, and entertainment are often featured here. The platform works on a unique write and gets paid” feature that allows users from all over the world to submit their own listings. If your listing is innovative, engaging and manages to attract many viewers you can earn almost $100 for a list here! Listverse pays about $100 to writers and $40 to users who post picture content. All payments are done through PayPal.

Toptal

Toptal is ideally suited for software engineers, coding experts and other professionals who have the technical expertise and skill for developing websites and applications. Toptal is an American company that offers freelancers an opportunity to earn a good sum of money. Established in the year 2010, the company has grown to a massive scale offering unemployed software engineers a platform to showcase and sharpen their skills. Toptal has managed to maintain a track of $80 million annual run rate and is a hit among users.

Skillshare

Skillshare is for the teachers who want to share their knowledge and monetize from it. Here users can record tutorial videos and conduct online classes in batches. All you have to do is record your content, you can choose a variety of subjects ranging from cooking to guitar lessons, fishing, fashion, craft, or academics, and then upload it under the appropriate category. Anyone can post their videos here; no professional teaching degree is required. Users earn as much as $3,500 per year according to the website.

Amazon Kindle

This is for all the budding writers and artists who want to get published. Anyone can register on Amazon and upload their work online; Kindle would publish your work if you’re good enough. Once you have submitted your content, (say for example a short story collection or novel), the platform will publish it in both e-book and paperback version, once published you can promote the novel extensively on social media networks. The more copies you sell the more you earn. Amazon Kindle offers up to 70% return on each sale.

YouTube

YouTube is a place where anyone can upload a video about any topic under the sun as long it is not explicit or offensive. From songs to DIY tutorials, guitar lessons to funny everyday happenings, you can record and post anything here. The platform also supports content in any form, recording an event from your phone camera or webcam can also be uploaded easily. And the more subscribers you gain, the more you can earn. Also, by enabling ads to feature on the video you can earn about $1 to $3 per 1000 views.

The Bottom Line

The Internet though a very flexible and lucrative platform also has a lot of fake accounts, dubious profiles and unauthentic sources that trap gullible users and steal money from them. Therefore, it is imperative that do a thorough background check on the website before applying. Making money is going to be easier but guard yourself form the scams.