We are at a time where the online sphere gives us access not only to the entire library of human knowledge, but also to a countless unique and infinitely exciting opportunities. Now, more than ever, there are countless ways for us to make money from the comfort of our home just using the internet on our computers.

There are many ways to do this, though I should be clear and say there are no shortcuts. Whatever you do, it will take time—but if you’re prepared to do that, then read on to find some of our best methods for making money online. 

  • Stock images

If you’ve ever done a Google image search for something generic, chances are you’ve found a lot of images with ‘stock’ watermarks on them. You’ve probably heard of stock images—copyright free images that anyone can pay small amounts to use in their own work. 

But where do these images come from? Someone, of course, has to take them. The market may be saturated with stock images—on Shuttershock, the largest collection of stock images on the web, there are around 225 million images—but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a way in. 

Any stock images will usually sell for some amount, but you will receive essentially a passive income for all of the images you have submitted that continue to generate sales. Popular landmarks such as the London Eye or Tower Bridge tend to sell the most volume of images. 

If you’ve got even a reasonably good camera, get out there and start taking pictures! 

  • Play at casinos

Casinos are seen by many as a way to relax and unwind, but to many they are a lot more than that. We tend to think of casinos as being entirely down to chance, and in fact weighted against the player in favor of the house. But there are many who have found entirely legitimate methods of making regular and reliable income from playing at online casino sites.

Of any, this is perhaps going to take the most time if you want to do it right—but it has the potential to yield the highest reward. 

It will take time to do your research and pick your game, but this is the important thing: you need to find your niche. While there are many ways to win money in a casino, you’ll need to really get to know your game to get any reliable income out of it. blackjack is one of the most popular games for reliably making money, with only a 1.5% house edge. 

However, ultimately, you are still gambling—and you should never bet more than you can afford to lose. 

  • Trading stocks 

The internet has made trading on the stock market easier than it has ever been, and if you can get it right, this is one of the best ways to make money on the internet.

Again, this is not a shortcut method. Learning the stock market will take time, and ultimately you are still always at the mercy of forces beyond your control. Nonetheless, for those who can get it right, stock trading is one of the most lucrative things you can do online. 

Again, you should never invest more than you can afford to lose. Careful manipulation of the stock markets can be one of the best ways to make money online from the comfort of your home.