How To: Make $20 A Day Online!?

(Last Updated On: July 13, 2017)

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How To: Make $20 A Day Online.

you might think that’s not much.  Sure, it’s not enough to live on.  But if you’re just talking working days, that’s $20 – five days per week.

$100 a week, $400 a month.  $4800 a year.  Doesn’t sound so bad now does it?

The hardest part to making money online, is making anything reasonable at all.

It’s building up some income consistency – which tends to be all over the place to start with.

I’m not talking about it hard to make your first dollar – you could do that by taking a single online survey right now.

But I’m talking about making reasonable, consistent money – to a point where you can scale it it up.

Because once you’re making $20 a day, what’s to stop you making $100 a day and more?

I previously did a post talking about how you can make $100 a day online, which was a question I saw posted on Quora.

While you could certainly do all of those things to make $20 a day too,  I will approach this post a little differently, to include some additional ways that you could start out.

Because, way before anyone makes $2000+ a month and beyond, they’re going to be making considerably less.

A dollar a day, $5 a day, $20 dollars a day.

Although we’re talking about daily here, that’s not normally how things will happen online.

For example, one day in a month, I may only make $20, another day – I may make over $100 or more.  Your income may well vary considerably day by day.

But the end result will add up to a certain amount each month and that’s what we’re all aiming for, right?

Often it will take making just a small amount online, to make us realise that the reality is possible and while this post is entitled –  how to make $20 a day online – you’ll certainly be able to use these options to scale and make far more.

So, what do I think are some of the best ways to make $20 a day?

I will be repeating some of the methods that I’ve talked about many times before, just because – they’re the most relevant.

Affiliate Marketing:

Naturally, I have to mention this first, because it’s largely how I’m making any money online at all.

>> Where I got started – check it out for free.

This is a long term method, I didn’t make my first $20 in a day affiliate marketing until around the 4 month mark.

After that and it was a slow progression from there – BUT it gets better.

I’d like to point out that there are plenty of people who achieve a reasonable side income far faster I ever did.

However, if you do want to build an income that can become more passive over time, affiliate marketing is one of the best ways you can do it.

Don’t get me wrong, you do have to put effort in initially, but once you reach a certain level, you could sustain it with minimal upkeep.

The work you do in the past with affiliate marketing, can pay you a long way into the future and I really think that’s powerful.

It’s not just one of those things where you do something once and get paid once.  It’s a gift that keeps giving.

>> How to make your first affiliate sale online.

Freelancing – Don’t Underestimate It

Freelancing is a much more direct way to start making money online and can really boost your confidence.

If you’re going down an affiliate marketing route, freelancing can help boost your income on the side while you build up that side of things.

While freelancing is competitive, there is also a huge demand for it and it doesn’t just include writing.

Freelancing covers a broad spectrum and if you don’t think you have the skills required right now to get started, many are easily learnt.

For example, some people are looking for people to do simple computer based tasks for them – such as setting up their WordPress website, uploading a new theme, making sure their blog posts are optimised for SEO.

There’s people looking for graphic design work, social media management, virtual assistant work… the list goes on and on.

The chances are you have some skill that people are after and if you’re not sure, there are courses you can find that can help.

Recently, I took Gina Horkeys Freelance course, which I highly recommend for budding writers.

Gina went from $0 – $4,000 a month in just six months freelancing and it was hearing Gina’s story on this episode of the side hustle show that made me see just how lucrative freelancing can potentially be.

Gina also has some excellent courses on how to become a Virtual assistant, or a Pinterest VA too, so go and check those out.

Fiverr Gigs – Starting Small, Building Up.


Alternatively, if you want to jump right into freelancing, I recommend you set up some Fiverr gigs immediately.

While you can only earn a small amount per gig at the beginning, ($5) you do get more options as you advance on the platform and can earn considerably way beyond that.

Plus, to reach your $20 initial target, that’s just four gigs per day.

The best sort of gigs are definitely ones where you don’t have to trade your time for money.

So, lets say you have an ebook, a course, a meal plan, a prerecorded video.

Alternatively, you may have a piece of software that will the do a super quick job for you, thereby limiting the amount of time you need to spend on each gig.

So, take keyword research – if you had a tool like Jaaxy (30 free here) you could get a whole bunch of results in a couple of minutes, send them off and the job is done.

Competition on Fiverr is growing all the time and getting on there is completely free – even if you set up a weird and wonderful gig as an experiment, what have you got to lose.fiverr

Like this guy…..

who will say anything you like as a 60’s rocking Hippy.  They definitely have some unusual gigs selling well, so use your imagination.

>> Fiverr Related Blog Post

User Testing

user testing


User testing pay $10 per test that you complete – each test involves you checking out a website and they record your voice and your computer screen, while you complete simple tasks.

Each test takes around 20 minutes.  So, if you complete two tests per day, that’s your $20 a day right there – in only 40 minutes.

I recommend User Testing all the time, because it’s a company I use and have good experience with, I just wish they had an affiliate program too :).

The down side with User Testing is, it would be rare for you to qualify for two tests a day and you often won’t be sent tests every day.

Sometimes I may go a day or so with no tests and then be emailed a whole bunch at once.

However, often a company is looking for a specific demographic, so you will not qualify for every test you go for.

One way to maximise your potential earnings, would be to sign up to a few different similar sites.

For example, you could try Testing time, Userzoom, or Userfeel.

Extra Pocket Money Sites – Can Give You A Boost

I’m not suggesting you start wasting your time on survey sites, you really do not want to go down that route to making $20 a day!

Way to much time and not enough money.

But the one site you shouldn’t overlook, is Swagbucks.

This is the only extra income site I still use every day and that’s primarily because I use them for Cashback and for their search engine.

For example, every time I order a takeaway – I get points.  Every day if I use them in the search engine, I get points.

I’m currently saving all my points and won’t be far off my next gift card – I’m going for $100 giftcard this time and that is not from doing a single survey.

You won’t make $20 a day through this, but if you mix and match different methods, you will boost your income.

I like the idea of having multiple income streams, over time these can grow into decent payouts.

>> Sign up to Swagbucks here – It’s Free.

Last but by no means least, I should mention my most recent side hustle:

Merch By Amazon

merch by amazon

So, lastly, I wanted to talk about this fairly new opportunity, (at the time of writing).

Merch by Amazon has become my own most recent side hustle and while I haven’t made a single dollar from it as I write this article, it’s super early days for me.

It’s also considered by many, to be one of the biggest potential income opportunities to come along for quite some time.

Already, people have made many thousands of dollars here and the numbers are growing.

So, what is it?

Merch by Amazon gives you the opportunity to upload tshirt designs to the Amazon platform and sell them for a profit.

Amazon will print the designs, ship them off and handle all the  customer service.

For a $20 shirt, you make around $7.  So, you’d only need to sell a few shirts per day, to exceed your $20 a day target.

The best thing is, this is a massive passive income opportunity.  You create and upload your designs and you could be receiving payments for them for months or years down the line.

You don’t even need to be a designer!  Many of the best selling shirts are text based designs.

What’s more, you can hire some designers oversees on Upwork, for as little as $3.

BUT… there is a small catch here.

Amazon Merch is invitation only right now, which means you need to apply to be accepted, (anyone can, you don’t need to be a designer or anything) and then you need to wait.

Some people have waited a year to be accepted, while others have been accepted within a couple of months and no one really knows why!

The best thing you can do, is just get on their waiting list now

>>  Sign Up To Merch By Amazon Here.

There is a tonne of worthwhile and motivational information about Merch By Amazon over at the Merch Informer Blog.

I will do some more Merch Informer posts once I start seeing some progress with it – but if you check out the main Facebook group, plenty of people share how much they’re earning right now.

So, that concludes my post for today – do you have any other suggestions? How would you choose to make $20 a day?  Let me know in the comments below.

All the best….


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