29 Legit Ways to Make Money on The Internet
**Read this, just for a bit of inspiration**
I make about 00 a month on the internet. Not quite enough for me and my family to live on, but a nice addition to my income just the same. It’s sweet simple, and sweet quick, to get a SMALL income stream started. It takes time and effort to build it up. Force as well get started today.
**Take stock of what you have to offer**
If you are a writer, programmer, designer, or photographer, there are oodles of opportunities for you. If you have a speciality of any sort — carpentry, raising kids, preparation vacations or weddings, playing Guitar Hero 3 — you can get paid for your expertise.
Even if you reckon all you can offer is time, there are plenty of opportunities for you as well.
**Scan the available steps**
I’ve listed a lot of options in the steps that follow, all of them legitimate. Pick the one that seems the best fit for you and your skills, and start exploring.
If you have a skill to offer, check out the various freelance sites (sometimes called “personal outsourcing”), like elance.com and guru.com (see the Assets section for the links I bring up).
You can 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.
There are tons of opportunities for freelancers, in very varied fields. Common projects, though, are writing, computer or graphics design work, making web pages, programming, writing brochures or reports, illustration, shooting, and so on.
Pay can be sweet excellent, especially after you’ve earned a quality rating at one or more of the freelancing sites. At the same time, though, keep in mind that you’re competing with freelancers from around the planet.
Take a look at the “How Elance Works” video on their main page to get a quick overview.
**Try Writing Web Content**
There are a number of ways to take your skill as a writer and turn it into cash.
One of them is right here at eHow. Write brief “How to” articles on any theme of your choosing, and get paid for the article. The more well loved the article, the more income you can expect. A excellent article will bring in per year or more. Write 10 top-notch articles, and that’s 0. A hundred articles…you get the picture.
I can’t say enough excellent things about eHow. To my mind, it is the best income generating chance available. Google the term ‘ehow101′ to learn more about how to make it work.
**More writing opportunities**
–At SoftwareJudge.com, write reviews of select software products…top reviews earn up to each.
–Product Reviews. You may be familiar with epinions.com, but did you know they pay cash for excellent quality reviews. You won’t get rich, but you can get started.
–Suggest domain names according to site descriptions at Pickydomains.com Get for each name that is chosen.
–At Xomba.com, write anything you feel like, and assemble 50% of any advertising income from Adsense clicks on your page.
–Become a fledgling journalist at examiner.com, and cover a special theme area in your neck of the woods…they pay sweet well.
–Other writing sites include associatedcontent.com, firehow.com, helium.com, and Squidoo. In fact, one of my eHow colleagues has place together a very nice Squidoo ‘lens’ with 101 sites where you can get paid to provide content…check it out in the Assets section.
**Check out Q&A Sites**
I earn much of my income as an online researcher, answering folks questions on everything below the sun: investments, market research, divorce law, homework help…you name it. If this sounds like your cup of tea, here are some assets to explore:
–The Association of Independent Information Professionals (aiip.org) can help you build you own Q&A website and business. I’ve built my research business at xooxleanswers.com, and it is a steadily growing fund of income for me.
–I also work with Uclue.com Though they are not accepting new researchers right now, it’s worth a look to see how a well-developed Q&A site works.
–Another Q&A site is JustAnswer, and they offer small payments for answers to questions.
**Earn money from your own blog or website**
The key is to generate as much traffic as you can, and to have your visitors click on ads and affiliate links. The more people visiting your site, clicking on ads, and buying affiliate products, the more income you can earn. As excellent as this sounds, income is generally more a trickle than a flood. But again, steadily construction your site (or sites), and construction traffic, is the key to generating a steadily growing stream of income.
Google Adsense is the most commonly used service for placing banner and text ads on blogs and websites. As I’ve learned to maximize Adsense income over 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 like InfoLinks.com for this, and Kontera.com is another commonly used service.
Affiliate ads usually pay whenever a sale is made for a product. Amazon.com has one of the most well-known affiliate programs that all you to sell books or other Amazon products on your site or blog, and earn a cut of the sale.
Other excellent affiliate assets are Commission Junction at cj.com, LinkShare.com, and AssociatePrograms.com.
**Blog With the Best of Them**
If you don’t have a site of your own, starting a blog is sweet simple at sites like Blogger.com, and WordPress.com (Blogger even makes it simple to automatically place 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 assemble a part of the ad revenues. The advantage of this is that the blog is already well-represented in search engines, and can often generate much more traffic than a new blog of your own. See Orble below the Resource links for more information.
**Sell your photos**
At sites like istockphoto.com and shutterpoint.com you can upload still photos or videos for sale, and receive a royalty payment every time someone makes use of your content.
**Take Online Surveys**
I bring up survey work with a excellent deal of trepidation…the surveys are tedious, the pay is meager, and there are many sites that are dubious, or out and out scams.
The most legitimate operation I know is GlobalTestMarket.com. They offer real surveys, and they pay real money. Again…tedious, and earning takes 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 experience with it, so approach with caution…
SurveyScout.com is another likelihood, but unlike CashCrate, they charge a membership fee before you can get started (Boo!). I’ve also heard some negative feedback from users of this site, so proceed with caution (if you proceed at all!).
**Teaching and Tutoring**
Search on [ Online tutoring ] and you’ll uncover dozens of sites in this booming confront of the internet. Many accept applications for online tutors, with variable rates and theme areas. Two to consider are tutor.com and ehomeworkhelp.com
**Check into online “Jury Duty”**
Here’s an odd one. Lawyers looking for feedback on how a case will play before a jury can make use of online e-jury sites to solicit input from the type of average citizens that show up on juries. Yes, you get paid. Fees for complex cases can run over , though is more typical. To serve as an online juror, check out onlineverdict.com, or trialpractice.com.
Be aware, though, that none of the sites I’ve registered at has ever really contacted me for a 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.
**Become a virtual office assistant**
At TeamDoubleClick, you can sign on for fleeting jobs as an office assistant, handling correspondence, emails, bookkeeping, data access, and other office jobs. Reckon of it as an online temp outfit for virtual work. Pay is varied, but you are not obliged to take jobs that don’t meet your financial needs.
At moola.com, you can get paid to play.
This is doubtless the weirdest one yet, and I can’t personally vouch for it (I’ve only tinkered with the site), but it looks legitimate. Moola starts you off by giving you a penny, which you can then double, and double again, through a variety of games and activities.
Presumably, they make oodles of money through ads, and are willing to throw some of it your way by participating in their zany set of games and marketing gimmicks. They call themselves a “Massively Multiplayer Rewards Game”. It’s too complicated to clarify here, but worth a look.
**Participate in crowdsource design**
“Crowdsourcing” is the buzzword for getting a lot of people to do your work for you.
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