No doubt you’ve seen lots of articles already on making money about the internet. This one pulls it all together, and separates the great, unhealthy, and also the ugly. You CAN make money online, and NO, not everything out there is really a scam.
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things you’ll need:
1. “Read this, just for a little bit of inspiration”
I make about $3,000 a month about the internet. Not quite enough for me and my loved ones to live on, but a nice addition to my income just the same. It’s pretty easy, and pretty quick, to obtain a SMALL income stream started. It takes time and effort to construct it up. Might as well begin today.
2. “Take stock of that which you need to offer”
If you are a writer, programmer, designer, or photographer, you will find armloads of opportunities for you. For those who have a speciality of any type — carpentry, raising kids, planning vacations or weddings, playing Guitar Hero 3 — you can get taken care of your expertise. Even if you think all you can offer is time, there are many opportunities for you personally as well.
3. “Scan the available steps”
I’ve listed plenty of choices in the steps such as the following, all of them legitimate. Select the one that seems the very best fit for you personally and your skills, and start exploring.
4. “Freelance Work”
If you have a skill to provide, browse the various freelance sites (sometimes called “personal outsourcing”), like elance.com and guru.com (begin to see the Resources section for the links I mention). You are able to post your skills at these sites, so potential customers can check you out, and you can also look around for freelance projects that others have posted. You will find loads of opportunities for freelancers, in very varied fields. Common projects, though, are writing, computer or graphics design work, creating web pages, programming, writing brochures or reports, illustration, photography, and so on. Pay can be very good, especially after you’ve earned an excellent rating at one or even more from the freelancing sites. In the same time, though, remember that you’re rivaling freelancers from all over the world. Have a look at the “How Elance Works” video on the main page to get a quick overview.
5. “Try Writing Web Content”
There are a quite a number of ways to consider your skill as a writer and transform it into cash. One of these is right at eHow. Write brief “How to” articles on any topic of your choosing, and obtain paid for the content. The greater popular the content, the greater income you may expect. A great article brings in $50 each year or more. Write 10 top-notch articles, and that is $500. A hundred articles…you receive the picture. I can’t say enough good things about eHow. In my opinion, it’s the best wealth creation opportunity available. Google the word ‘ehow101’ to learn more about how to allow it to be work. UPDATE: eHow is now run through its parent company, Demand Media Studios (DMS). If you wish to apply to write for eHow or other DMS properties, in order to be an editor, check out the freelancer’s application at demandmedia.com.
6. “Write Product Review”
ConsumerSearch.com, a site owned by the N.Y. Times, pays freelance article writers no less than $350 per article for product reviews. That can be a sounds like good money (which is…and you can earn even more than that!), their particular make of reviews requires good research and writing skills, and takes a large amount of work. Check ’em out at consumersearch.com/jobs.
7. “More writing opportunities”
–At SoftwareJudge.com, write reviews of select software products…top reviews earn as much as $50 each. –Product Reviews. You might be acquainted with epinions.com, but did you know they pay cash permanently quality reviews. You will not get rich, but you can get started. –Suggest domains according to site descriptions at Pickydomains.com Get $25 for every name that’s chosen. –At Xomba.com, write whatever you feel like, and collect 50% associated with a advertising income from Adsense clicks your page. –Become a fledgling journalist at examiner.com, and cover a special topic area in your neck from the woods…they pay pretty much. –Other writing sites include associatedcontent.com, firehow.com, helium.com, and Squidoo. In fact, one of my eHow colleagues has come up with a very nice Squidoo ‘lens’ with 101 sites where one can receive money to supply content…take a look in the Resources section.
8. “Check out Q&A Sites”
I earn much of my income being an online researcher, answering folks questions on everything on the planet: investments, market research, divorce law, homework help…take your pick. If this sounds like your cup of tea, here are some resources to explore: –The Association of Independent Information Professionals (aiip.org) can help you build you have Q&A website and business. I’ve built my research business at xooxleanswers.com, and it is a steadily growing income source for me personally. –I also work with Uclue.com Though they are not accepting new researchers right now, it’s worth a look to determine how a well-developed Q&A site works. –Another Q&A site is JustAnswer, plus they offer small payments for answers to questions.
9. “Earn money out of your own blog or website”
The key is to generate as much traffic as possible, and to have your visitors click ads and affiliate links. The more people visiting your site, clicking on ads, and buying affiliate products, the greater income you can earn. Just like this sounds, income is generally more a trickle than a flood. But again, steadily building your site (or sites), and building traffic, is the key to generating a steadily growing stream of income. Google Adsense is easily the most commonly used service for placing banner and text ads on blogs and websites. As I’ve learned to maximise Adsense income through the years, I’ve come to recognize this as one of the best income-generating opportunities available. You can also incorporate in-text ads (the colored, underlined text with small pop-up ads). I love InfoLinks.com with this, and Kontera.com is yet another popular service. Affiliate ads usually pay whenever a sale is made for a product. Amazon.com has one of the very well-known affiliate programs that you to sell books or other Amazon products in your site or blog, and earn a cut from the sale. Other good affiliate resources are Commission Junction at cj.com, LinkShare.com, and AssociatePrograms.com.
10. “Blog With the Best of Them”
If you don’t have a site of your own, starting a blog is fairly easy at sites like Blogger.com, and WordPress.com. Blogs make money through online advertising and affiliate sales, such as with the Amazon.com affiliates program. Blogger causes it to be very simple to automatically place Google Adsense ads on your blog. Also, at Orble.com, you can take ownership of an abandoned blog with a specific focus, like Film, or Travel, and collect a portion from the ad revenues. The advantage of this really is that the blog is already well-represented in search engines, and can often generate a lot more traffic than a new blog of your. See Orble under the Resource links for more information.
11. “Sell your photos”
At sites like istockphoto.com and shutterpoint.com you are able to upload still photos or videos available, and receive a royalty payment every time someone makes use of your content.
12. “Take Online Surveys”
I mention survey work with a decent deal of trepidation…the surveys are tedious, the pay is meager, there are many sites which are dubious, or out and out scams. Probably the most legitimate operation I know is GlobalTestMarket.com. They provide real surveys, plus they pay real money. Again…tedious, and earning requires a long, long time. CashCrate.com also pays users to take online surveys. They strike me as legitimate, but I confess, I don’t have any first-hand knowledge about it, so approach with caution… SurveyScout.com is yet another possibility, but unlike CashCrate, they charge a membership fee an email psychic reading started (Boo!). I’ve also heard some negative feedback from users of the site, so proceed with caution (should you proceed at all!).
13. “Teaching and Tutoring”
Search on [ Online tutoring ] and you will uncover dozens of sites within this booming corner from the internet. Many accept applications for online tutors, with variable rates and topic areas. Two to consider are tutor.com and ehomeworkhelp.com
14. “Check into online “Jury Duty””
Here’s a strange one. Lawyers searching for feedback how a case will play before a jury can make use of online e-jury sites to solicit input from the kind of average citizens that show on juries. Yes, you get paid. Fees for complex cases can go beyond $50, though $20 is more typical. To function as a web-based juror, take a look at onlineverdict.com, or trialpractice.com. Be aware, though, that no sites I’ve registered at has ever actually contacted me for any jury case, so I’m not sure just how active these services are. If anyone knows more about them, please leave a remark in the Comments.
15. “Become an online office assistant”
At TeamDoubleClick, you are able to sign up for temporary jobs being an office assistant, handling correspondence, emails, bookkeeping, data entry, and other office jobs. Think of it as an online temp agency for virtual work. Pay is varied, but you are not obliged to take jobs that don’t meet your financial needs.
16. “Play games”
At moola.com, you can get paid to play. This might be the strangest one yet, and that i can’t personally attest to it (I’ve only tinkered using the site), however it looks legitimate. Moola starts you off giving a penny, which you’ll then double, and double again, through a variety of games and activities. Presumably, they make oodles of money through ads, and therefore are prepared to throw a lot of it your way by taking part in their zany set of games and marketing gimmicks. They call themselves a “Massively Multiplayer Rewards Game”. It’s too complicated to explain here, but worth a look.
17. “Participate in crowdsource design”
“Crowdsourcing” may be the buzzword for getting many people to complete your work for you. If you are proficient at designing such things as t-shirts, logos, fancy fonts, and other graphics, have a look at the challenges at 99designs.com and threadless.com. In case your design is chosen, you can collect tons of dollars.
18. “More blogging opportunities”
So how exactly does $100 a month sound for writing several blog posts every week? That’s what you may be paid (actual range is $84-140) if you achieve accepted as a blogger at Creative Weblogging. They’re a large blog network, and appear to have mastered the art of monetizing their many sites. All they need are people to write them, and keep the content fresh. UPDATE: Creative Weblogging has changed hands and is changing how — or if — its smart bloggers. Stay tuned for further updates.
19. “Earn with any type of content”
Blogging, articles, photos, video, take your pick. Flixya offers 100% of ad revenue to anyone who posts at their website (you need to have your own Google Adsense account to sign up). Words, pictures, videos, whatever ya got. Post it, generate some traffic, and collect some ad clicks. (Haven’t tried it yet myself, but Flixya includes a good reputation).
20. “Just Visit”
Another site that pays for content is mylot.com, but they also promise earnings everytime you use the site!. They also pay for referrals. Haven’t given them a test run yet, so use them with caution, but they seem worth exploring, a minimum of. If you have experience with them, please post a comment, below.
21. “Listen to music”
At slicethepie.com, you can get paid for hearing music. Say what!!! Yep, listen to upcoming artists, and review their music. The more reviews you are writing — and also the better you’re at spotting new talent — the more you can get paid. Some folks are pulling in several dollars per review.
22. “Typing and Dictation”
If you have good typing skills, consider Speak-Write.com, a web-based dictation service.
23. “Stay focused”
You can participate in online focus groups at 2020research.com, in which you review a product you’ve used, or discuss an issue of great interest to you. Payment ranges from about $50-150 per session. Participants are usually asked to join a group once or twice annually.
24. “Work for Google”
Ha, ha…couldn’t resist. However, you can earn through Google by posting content at Google Knol. This online encylopedia-like site is really a place where anyone can contribute content, and you will “monetize” your time and efforts by placing Adsense ads on your article to generate revenue. I wrote a Knol about eHow. You can see it by searching for the word ehow101.
25. “Review websites for usability”
You will get paid for reviewing websites. Usertesting.com pays $10 per website review, where you provide feedback on quality and usability. It’s not open-ended…you need to be selected to test, depending on your demographic profile.
26. “Earn money reading emails”
Really! Of course, there are ads involved, and also you may be asked to click some things, but it is simple enough. Be prepared to get 5-10 emails each day (more, if you register multiple email addresses), and earn several pennies per email. Check out InboxDollars.com.
27. “Try some everything”
Genuinejobs.com is really a legitimate work-at-home (telecommuting) site that lists countless jobs, none which require a fee, and several which can be done online. Registration is simple…worth checking out.
28. “Write for the NY Times”
Really! The Times owns two sites that regularly hire writers. I already mentioned ConsumerSearch.com up above, a site that uses freelance article writers to create detailed reviews of common consumer products…minimum pay is $350 per write-up, plus they do a large amount of hiring. About.com, another Times property, hires writers as guides. These positions, paying $725/month or even more, are difficult to get, but worth looking into.
29. “And remember…”
At the risk of repeating myself, eHow is among the most best opportunity available. Although making board through Demand Media Studios takes more work than at the eHow of old, will still be well worth the effort.
Hope this article was helpful to all.