There are countless ways for people in Ireland to make money online.One of the most searched terms on Google in Ireland is “how to make money online in Ireland”. Below are just some ways in which people in Ireland including stay at home mums, teenagers/students and retired professionals have been earning a side income online. If you have a laptop, smartphone or tablet and an internet connection, you are pretty much half way there to start earning some extra cash. We also show fast ways to make money online also.

How to make money online in Ireland

Best ways to make money online in Ireland

Paid online surveys

There are many online surveys sites available online that Irish people can sign up to. Sites such as Swagbucks are good reliable survey sites that offer paid surveys on a regular basis. There are also many other Irish based survey panels, such as Red C Live however, you will have to wait for quite a while before you can actually cash out and receive your earnings.

See full list of good paid survey sites



Over the past 5 years there has been a lot of Irish bloggers who have made a name for themselves both in Ireland and across the seas. There are bloggers in many different niches who are now making a living from their blog. In the fashion and beauty industry you have So Sue Me,, and, while there are well know food and entertainment bloggers who have also had great success with their blog.

Bloggers usually earn money with affiliate programs while also making money through advertising. Affiliate programs will be mentioned in depth below, however, ads networks that Irish bloggers can sign up to include Google Adsense and Infolinks.

To earn money fast as a blogger, you will have to consider hiring a freelancer to write articles for you quickly.


Affiliate programs

Affiliate programs are a great way to make money online if you are a blogger and you are active on social media. The way that affiliate programs work is that you sign up to an affiliate network or program to start promoting their products and services. By promoting the product or service on your blog or social media page you will provide the affiliate link containing your id. When someone clicks on your link and they proceed to make a purchase, you will then earn a commission of the sale. This way you can earn cash and you do not have handle any products.

ShareaSale and a great affiliate websites to join up to. Both are 100% free to sign up to and both pay Irish customers.


Get Paid to websites

There are many get paid to websites (GPT websites). These websites pay you in credits for doing fun activities online or pay you for things that you do on a regular basis. Some of the best GPT websites include UniqueRewards, Swagbucks and QuickRewards.

GPT websites reward you to answer surveys, play online games, read emails, watch videos and view ads. Some sites also offer cashback on shopping online, however these features might be limited to shopping in UK and USA online stores.

Using smartphone apps that pay you

Similar to GPT websites, there are a number of great smartphone apps that you can download for free and carry out tasks and get rewarded for completing them. Click  for a list of the 20 best apps in 2016.

You get rewarded for downloading free apps, downloading free games, answering surveys watching adverts and referring friends and family to join up.



If you have a particular skill that you can offer as a service online, there are many freelancing websites available online, where you can earn good money. If you can do web development, writing, or graphic design, you can find work on websites such as Freelancer or Upwork where you can set your own hourly rate.

Hint: Irish people are considered by other nations to be highly competent. Set your price fairly for any service you provide!


Buying and selling merchandise

With the rise of online marketplaces over the last 10 years, it has become simple to find products that you can buy in bulk at great value. You can then sell the products on different sites and make a profit. You can also set up your own website and sell your products from there.


Sell your own products

If you make your own products you can also sell them online. All you have to do is get a website set up and you can then start selling to a global audience. With social media you can break into new markets and establish new connections.


Have you found other ways to make money online fast? If you have, use the comment form with others to share your thoughts.