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Top Easy Ways to Make Money Online in Sri Lanka

It is not hard to make money online from Sri Lanka. Yes, there are some challenges like PayPal which is the biggest payment gateway isn’t support for Sri Lanka to receive money. But you can bypass those challenges and there are plenty of ways to make money via only. Let discuss on this page about top ways to make money online in Sri Lanka.

Most people love online make money field because you can work from home, but it doesn’t mean that it a very easy task, but it doesn’t hard either. At first, you need the following requirements.

  • You should have good English knowledge
  • You should have patience
  • You should have some IT knowledge


Fiverr: Fiverr is a freelancer platform which you can sell your service. If you are good at something like web design, logo design, content writing you can sell your service through Fiverr. You can find Sinhala tutorials about Fiverr from SL Marketer. According to most Sri Lankan freelancers, Fiverr is the most suitable freelancing platform who start freelancing.

Upwork: Upwork(formerly oDesk) is also a very popular freelancing platform. Some freelancers are able to make more than $7000 from Upwork in less than 2 months.

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing can be introduced as the best online money making method with very less risk. You can get an idea what is affiliate marketing from the following image.

Affiliate Marketing

Still not clear? Watch the following Affiliate Marketing guide which is explained in Sinhala. So you should be able to understand easily.

Google Adsense & Other Ad Networks

If you have a website or blog with a good number of page views Google Adsense is the best way to make money. But unfortunately, you can’t add Adsense ads to Sinhala websites/blogs since Google Adsense isn’t supported to Sinhala yet. It is unlikely happens in near future too. Just check the following infographic to understand how Google Adsense works.

Google Adsense

Building an eCommerce Shop

Time has changed, now Sri Lankan used to buy products online. Largest online shopping sites like Takas has able to make Rs. 51 million+ sales in even single day. That is a lot for even the biggest shops in Sri Lanka because it is Rs.33,000 in sales revenue per minute.

You can try Drop Shipping also, so you can start eCommerce site under $100 using budget web hosting and WooCommerce platform.

Starting a YouTube Channel

YouTube will be the most popular site in the world near future because most research has shown that videos will be the king of the Internet. Creating a YouTube channel isn’t hard, but making them popular is a little hard work. But if you can output quality videos it isn’t hard either.


Even there are so many ways to make money online, most people fail. The #1 reason for that is people expect overnight success. Online business is also the same as an offline business. You can’t succeed with less time. It takes months, sometimes years to successes.

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