How to Make $10k a Month (my favorite ways)

Trying to get ideas on how to make $10,000 a month? 

Wouldn’t it be sweet?

Well, it’s time to stop dreaming and start doing.

You can use things you already know to turn this dream into a reality and make more money. 

Making this much extra cash sounds difficult.

And trust me, it is.

But tons of hustlers are doing just that right now.

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Working your regular job may not cut it.

It’s time to start freelancing or create your own product or service or your own website.

We’ll discuss more, of course…

Will everyone who tries one of these ways online make $10,000 every month?

Probably not.

But I can give you the roadmap to be on your way to 10k a month.

And whether you end up making $1k a month or $20k a month, you will learn new incredible skills along the way.

Heck, maybe you’ll get to $100k a year before you know it!

Ok, I’m pumped to share these money-making ideas with you.

Let’s rock!

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Be Patient With Yourself

Ok, I’ve got to start with this.

$10k won’t happen overnight.

We all want to make that sweet $10k monthly cash instantly.

I get it.

But that’s just not how it works.

Success happens slowly, but then boom, all at once!

You are going to compound skills over time and continue getting better.

I just want you to understand that before we really get into it.

If you stick with it for a few years and continue to learn and expand, you can get to $10,000 each month.

Yes, even making passive income while you sleep.

I’m aware that there are several ways to earn money online.

If you’re a beginner, you may want to start here.

But since we’re talking about 10k a month here, we’re going to need to be picky.

You wouldn’t want to waste hours upon hours each week filling out surveys.

We need money ideas that we can scale.

And they are the ones that are most likely to provide monthly residual or passive revenue streams over time. 

Ok, so let’s dig into my list of 10 ways to transform your existing knowledge into a five-figure monthly revenue stream, complete with real-life examples.

Ok, so How To Make a Month $10,000 Without Much Capital 

Share your Expertise 

Are you an expert woodworker?

Do you enjoy detailing cars?

Maybe you’re into home renovations. 

Maybe you’re an expert at using health and beauty products or applying cosmetics.

Then share your knowledge and teach others.

Consult others.

You may now earn a consistent monthly income by teaching people how to do precisely what you do.

Show them how to achieve the same results.

If you become popular, you can monetize your YouTube views (like I’m working on doing here) or by running advertisements.

Otherwise, you should definitely start your own specialty website or membership area.

One of the skills you’ll need to master is starting your own website – we have a guide for that here.

As a part of sharing your knowledge as a consultant, you can create a course.

We’ll talk about this income stream next.

Teach online courses 

Teach online courses

I’m sure you know have some knowledge you can share.

Music, programming, sales, or yoga.

Bread baking, social media, or computer tech.

The list is endless for what you can create a course on.

These are talents that people are always looking to learn on the internet.

You don’t need a master’s degree or decades of expertise to succeed.

However, you need to be one step ahead of your students.

A great example for blogging, here are some great blogging courses (including ones I’m a student of) if you’d like to have a read.

One of those is the Blog Growth Engine (I’m a student).

This business actually makes millions per year (per the owner’s YouTube videos).

It’s much more than our $10,000 per month goal, but it gives you a nice idea of what’s possible.

To launch an online course, you’re going to need to work with a course platform.

There are many platforms that will help you in building and hosting your first online course.

Based on our research, here are some of the best online course platforms.

Or, watch the video below…

Also, here’s a list of online courses if you’d like to do some further research.

Ok, let’s move on to our next money-making hustle.

Sell other People’s Products

With Amazon FBA, many people have the opportunity to make hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. 

Maybe you’re wondering, “What is Amazon FBA?”

FBA stands for “Fulfillment By Amazon,” and it works like this:

You send your items to Amazon and set your own pricing. Then they put it up on the internet, sell it, and transport it to your buyer.

[you could also try to get a remote job at Amazon].

You are compensated minus the 30% they deduct for their portion of the work.

The products may be things that you buy in bulk and save money on.

Or they could be items that you obtain from international manufacturers.

To sell on Amazon, you don’t even have to touch or pack a single product. 

It appears to be a simple concept – and it is – but there is a learning curve.

And it is critical that you deal with products that you have a solid understanding of.

Profit from your crafts 

Do you enjoy making crafts, art, or other handcrafted items?

Have you ever posted these on Facebook and had your friends ask where you got them?

If so, Etsy might be a fantastic avenue for you to put your abilities to good use and earn some additional income each month.

Etsy is an online marketplace where people from all over the world sell their handmade goods.

There are tons of items that you can sell on the Esty marketplace to get to the $10k/mo goal.

Put up an Etsy store on the platform and start selling whether you manufacture gorgeous crafts, art, bespoke jewelry, handbags, or more.

Once you get some success with sales, you can ramp up your knowledge on increasing sales on Etsy.

Another idea is selling merch, which is something you can also sell on Etsy.

More below…

Design and sell merch. 

Are you a lover of t-shirts that are unique and quirky?

Do you have a keen sense of style and enjoy keeping up with the latest fashion trends?

By creating t-shirts, mugs, and other items, you may earn money on a monthly basis.

[In this video, I talk about making money selling merch…]

I’m not talking about screen printing, bulk orders, or inventory management.

You don’t even necessarily need t-shirt printing equipment at all.

You can go the route o print on demand for your $10 per month t-shirt biz!

Here are some of the top print on demand sites that we have found.

The printing and shipping will be handled by the print-on-demand guys.

No, you don’t have to be a whiz in the field of design.

Shirts featuring memorable quotations, phrases, and sayings may be a great hit.

Let’s switch gears to folks that may want to launch a media brand of their own…

Start a Podcast 

Start a podcast. how to make $10,000 a month

Is there a subject that you know more than the ‘Average Joe’ about?

Or perhaps a topic that piques your curiosity that you’d want to learn more about?

Are you an excellent listener?

Do you have a knack for starting and ending conversations?

Then you should think about starting a podcast!

Long term, you can for sure grow a podcasting business to $10,000 a month.

Podcasters and podcast listeners have plenty of topics to choose from.

The more specialized your topic is, the better chance you have of making an impression.

You’ll need some gear and a simple studio, but it won’t be much.

What’s more, you’ll need to be persistent.

It takes time to amass a large following. And it’s there that the money is.

Advertisers pay you to put ads on your program, or you may generate money by using Patreon or a similar platform to build a fanbase from your listeners.

Here are a few more methods to monetize your podcast.

Earning $10k/mo podcasting will be difficult but not impossible.

If you’d like to learn a bit more, I can show you how to set up your podcast studio and how to choose a great podcast host.

But let’s move on for now…

Market other People’s Products

Have you gotten this far and said to yourself, “I don’t think I have anything to teach, make, or write about.”

If that’s the case, you should look into affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing is when you’re paid by a company to help make sales.

You direct customers to products or services in exchange for a commission.

Pat Flynn, for example, is well-known affiliate marketer.

According to his publicly available monthly income statistics for his blog, he earns between $30,000 and $40,000 each month by directing visitors to companies.

If you’re just getting started, here is a list of companies with affiliate programs that you can promote.

That list is perfect for beginners.

What if you’re great at writing copy?

If so, then you should…

Send Emails

That’s right; you read that correctly.

With an email newsletter, you can generate some serious money.

10k a month even??

However, this isn’t just any newsletter.

And it’s not your usual business “look at how great we are” email. This has to be worthwhile.

Sending out valuable information could be beneficial for everyone involved, and there are a variety of ways to do so.

You may create topic-specific news and article collections.

Send out money-management or financial advice. You can also read books and send relevant data and a summary to your followers.

So when do the funds come in?

You can get a sponsor or advertising if you have enough subscribers.

There are plenty of email-sending tools on the market.

You may offer a monthly or annual subscription to your newsletter if your material is genuinely worthwhile.

One of my favorite examples is an email that I watched (I was a subscriber) go from start to exit in 10 months.

That’s nuts!

And sending great email messages can help you prepare for the next one…

Sell digital products like ebooks

Sell digital products like ebooks

I have heard of many self-published authors who have written and self-published a number of books and sold them on Amazon.

You might want to try writing books if you have a subject to teach or a great story to tell.

They don’t have to be a specific length or style, and you don’t have to be the world’s biggest expert.

It’s not simple to write a book, but it’s a fantastic option if you’re not interested in audio, video, or tangible items.

And next up, you can get paid for giving your feedback…

Review Stuff

There are businesses that will pay you to write reviews for their products. Isn’t it amazing?

Not into toys? Don’t worry; it doesn’t have to be just toys. Almost anything can be reviewed.

Why not start your own YouTube channel where you can provide reviews for companies that are looking for influencers?

[While doing research, you can even use something like ChatGPT to help you analyze your competitors.]

Not sure where to begin?

No worries, we have an entire YouTube equipment list.

Those two articles above will help steer you in the right direction.

Not to mention all the exciting stuff you’ll get to see and try out in the name of the company. 

Final Thoughts 

Remember, that $10,000 figure is not impossible.

Affiliate marketing, consulting services, drop shipping, blogging, selling online courses, and selling your items online are all ways to earn $10,000 online quickly.

All of the methods described in this post are simply suggestions; it is up to you to put them into action and make them into full-time enterprises.

If you’d like a few more articles with money-making ideas, I’ll link them up below.

Ideas to make $5k a month.

Ways to Make $1k a week.

How to turn $10k into $100k.

Best of luck to you!


What jobs pay 10000 a month?

Plenty of jobs meet this criteria. You can check out our list of dream jobs as well as Amazon work-from-home jobs. Some of these will fit the bill.

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Brooks is an entrepreneur, father, husband, & follower of the golden rule. He has over 15 years of experience as an entrepreneur after graduating with a Finance degree from Auburn University. Addicted to starting new business projects, he believes in creating multiple income streams and a life of flexibility. Business should work around your life, not the other way around. He creates content on his website, sharing his projects to help other hustlers in marketing, personal finance, and online business.