Most of you guys see Internet Classified services as a medium to sell, buy and market a product. You may not know that you can use these free online services to earn extra money online. Today I’ll be sharing with you the best ways to make money online from OLX, Quikr, or other sites like Craigslist.

I’ve personally tried using some of the methods mentioned in this article and let me tell you that I got good responses.

If you don’t believe me, you can try out any of the below five methods yourself:-

Start a Job consultancy service

If you’ve got good contacts with the HRs, then you can earn your living by just referring needed people to the HRs or notifying them of current job openings instead of some fees.

The online classified services are a great resource to find new clients as you’ll find 1000’s of job seekers posting their details in the job category of the classified sites. All you need to do is to contact the required people either by mail or phone and market your consulting services to them.

I got to know about this business when I came in touch with a local job consultancy service while searching my first job in the year 2013 in Pune. I was told to pay a sum of 5000 RS (85-90 U$) in exchange for 10 interview calls. I backed off from this offer.

How to earn money through classified websites? OLX

Earning Commissions

This is the best method in this context as there are more chances to meet success than failure. The likelihood of failure is grim as it doesn’t need any monetary investment.

All you have to do is keep an eye on the buy and sell real-estate sections of the classified websites as there are 1000’s of properties up for sale. If you know someone (or someone has contacted you) who requires or wants to sell a property (A property which is up for sale ), you can earn a handsome commission just by making the selling party agree to give you some commission.

Selling Old Products

If you want to get rid of your old products, instead of throwing it in the scrap, you can put it up for sale on the classified websites like OLX, Quikr. When your Ad goes live, within a few days you’ll be surprised to see people expressing their interests to buy this product.

If you get replies to your AD, don’t be late to seal off the best offer. If you’re not satisfied by only selling your products, you can buy your friend’s old inventory (if she/he’s ready to sell it to you) and sell it as mentioned above at some higher rate than what you paid to get the product.

Software Projects

If you have coding/scripting skills, then you can earn money from the comfort of your home just by marketing your services in the software category of classified websites. There would be a lot of people browsing this category to get some of their requirements to be shaped in the form of computer programs/websites at cheap costs.

You might not know this fact that many of the software and website development startups get their first clients either from references or through their marketing campaign on the classified sites.

Starting an Online Marketing Business

You can refer my post to get more knowledge on using the classified services as a marketing medium. You can start an online marketing business and market your client’s products/services on the classified internet websites.

So these were some of the methods to earn money through classified sites I knew. If you know some other technique to make money through classified websites, then please share it with us as a comment. Apart from the methods, you can also start a blog and practice affiliate marketing.


  1. Dear sir,
    I heard that someone earnings 5000 re at olx working 2 hours
    And I think I also qualified to do online work
    So please tell me the way….

    • You can earn money from a classified site only by selling old products or becoming a real estate agent.

  2. I need to know how websites like OLX and Quikr make money ? What exactly is Google Adsense ?
    How shall I target to generate revenue for an online classified free of paid listing ?

  3. chadnan kumar patra

    I am also interested in earning money online so tell me how to earn on the two websites


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