12 best websites to make money online

If you want to earn extra cash, consider these money-making websites.

You don't always have to spend money to make money.

If you want to launch a side gig to generate regular part-time income, or if you're looking for some quick extra cash, there are websites that can help you do it.

Of course, it depends on your definition of “quick cash.” Sometimes earning fast cash still means putting in a decent time investment.

That’s why our resource list of ways to make money online is in order from longest time investment to shortest time investment. Because time is, after all, money.

Consider these top resources to make money online: 1.Fiverr.com 2.Upwork.com 3. Etsy.com 4. TaskRabbit.com 5. Merch by Amazon 6. Neighbor.com

Consider these top resources to make money online: 7. OfferUp.com 8.Wonder.com 9. ThredUp.com 10. Swap.com 11. Gazelle.com 12. CardSell.com

Depending on whether you're looking to earn extra money quickly or build a long-term income stream,

each of the following websites offers unique advantages (and sometimes disadvantages) tailored to different needs and interests. Read on for more information on each site.

1. Fiverr: Highlights: You can make good money from the site, says Dan Bochichio, a web designer and digital strategist in Albany, New York, who runs a two-person company called Bocain Designs. He says his firm earns $3,000 to $5,000 a month from Fiverr.

2. Upwork Highlights: Upwork takes a commission from 5% to 20%, but the more money you make, the less commission you pay.

3. Etsy Highlights: It's easy to navigate the site and set up a shop.

4. TaskRabbit Highlights: You can apply for tasks, but you can also create a profile, explaining what tasks you're skilled at, and people may seek you out for work.

5. Merch by Amazon Highlights: Frigo says you can simply upload your designs and get paid. "Graphic designers can upload T-shirt designs and at that point it's pretty much entirely passive, and you're paid a royalty for every one of your designs that sell – but you don't have to handle returns, do any customer service or ship anything," Frigo says.

6. Neighbor: Highlights: You're paid via direct deposit, or you can receive a debit card at the end of the month. There are some small fees subtracted from your payment for using Neighbor.com (a processing fee of 4.9% of the total reservation plus 30 cents per payout).

7. OfferUp : Highlights: OfferUp is often compared to Craigslist, but some users claim it's an easier site to post on, probably because if you download the app, you can send instant messages to buyers and sellers, and members have profiles, so you can get a better sense of your buyers. If someone has earned badges on OfferUp, that's a good sign they're considered a trusted, reputable seller on the site.

8. Wonder : Highlights: Researchers report making an average of $8 to $16 for each detailed answer, and job sites suggest researchers can make, on average, about $20 an hour. In short, Wonder offers an ideal gig for those who really enjoy learning and explaining.

9. ThredUp Highlights: The process is simple. ThredUp sends you a prepaid bag to put your clothes in, or a shipping label if you prefer.

10. Swap Highlights: It's easier than selling on Facebook Marketplace, where you generally must meet a buyer to hand off an item. Aside from gathering items in your home and putting them in a prepaid box, the process is easy.

11. Gazelle Highlights: It's a pretty seamless process from start to finish.

12. CardSell Highlights: There's no charge to mail your gift cards to CardSell, and the process is pretty easy.