50 Ways to Make Money Online Part 1
50 Ways To Make Money Online
There are so many ways to make money online that it is completely possible to earn a decent income completely through online opportunities. The following is a list of 50 ways to make money online. Some are easy and require very little work. Others are more difficult. The pay range is just as varied. Some sites pay only pennies a day. Others offer the chance to earn hundreds. When it comes to earning money online, you have to be very careful about what information you share and how much work you will commit to without receiving upfront payment. In most cases, it is best to find something you like to do that also allows you to earn a little extra income. In the end though, the decision is up to you.
Also, I’ve tried to list only the opportunities that I have had some experience with and to weed out those that don’t follow through on their promises. I can’t make any guarantees, but if you have a question about any of these, let me know. I’ll answer it as well as I can. :)
1. Write for a pay per article site like iwriter or textbroker.
I’ve written for iwriter and have quite a bit of experience with it. I love the site and highly recommend it. I’ve never written for textbroker before, but it comes very highly recommended by other freelancers, so I listed it as well. If you want to know more about iWriter, read this article: Seven Signs of an Unprofessional Buyer on iWriter
2. Post articles to residual income writing sites.
Triond is a good one for the community and the adsense potential. Personally, I’m not much of a fan of adsense but I’ve heard of others having great success with it.
Experts Column is a better site in my opinion. The pay is much better and you don’t have to deal with adsense. Also, you can re-publish old articles, poetry, and blog posts as long as the original post was written in your name. If you’re interested in signing up, please use this referral link: http://expertscolumn.com/referral/65789f15
Knoji is another one that comes pretty highly recommended. It is the new, improved version of factoidz. The site focuses mostly on questions, answers, and product reviews, but they accept regular articles as well.
3. Monetize your blog.
I’m not going to go into a lot of detail on this one. Adsense and payperpost are the most popular options. I have accounts with both but I’ve yet to do much with them.
4. Sell adspace on your own website or blog.
Selling your own adspace can be a lot more work than utilizing a program like adsense but you don’t have to share the profits. You do all the work, so you keep all of the money. It’s a great option for niche writers or locally based blogs.
5. Offer your services on a job board type site like elance, freelancer, or odesk.
I’m a big fan of elance, though it can take some time to weed the good jobs from the trash. However, if you’re up to the challenge, you can make a lot of money as a freelancer. If you’re interested in earning with a freelancing site, check out this article: How to Start Making Money as a Freelance Writer on Elance.
6. Post your photos on a site like istockphot to be sold as stock images.
This is a good option if you have a decent digital camera and enjoy taking photos. You can make pretty good money selling stock photos if you can find a good niche. Just make sure you have model release forms for any photo that show’s a person’s face.
7. Join an affiliate program.
Affiliate programs allow you to earn money by marketing for products. You could choose to promote a product with a website, blog, or video, or you could simply post links to products for a share of the sales. Amazon’s affiliate program seems to be one of the most popular options and it’s pretty easy to get started.
8. Offer to build websites for local businesses and professional contractors.
Build a website for yourself, and then promote it on local job boards, craigslist, and facebook. With a fair set of skills and a decent price, you can make enough money to at least qualify as a part time job.
9. Sign up for a task site like Amazon’s Mechanical Turk.
I can’t offer any real advice on this one. I’ve never worked with AMT, but I’ve seen it mentioned on a number of freelancing sites which seemed to warrant it a place on the list.
10. Take paid surveys.
This is a tough one, since so many of the paid survey sites are worthless at best. If you decide to try taking surveys for money, do your research first to make sure the site you are signing up for is a legitimate opportunity and not another scam.
11. Buy and sell domain names.
If you’re good with SEO and have an eye for website trends, you may be able to make some money buying and selling domain names. However, unlike most of the opportunities on this list, you’ll have to invest some of your own money in order to turn a profit.
12. Write and Ebook and sell it online.
If you love to write, you may be able to make money writing and selling ebooks. Find something you already know a great deal about, do some research, and start writing. You may be surprised at how much you know about the topic.
13. Set up your own photo editing service.
If you have decent photoshop skills, you can earn money editing photos. Nearly every business utilizes photos in some way and most are willing to pay to have those photos edited. Consider setting up your own service website or contacting local photographers to see if they may have some work for you.
14. Write paid guest blogs.
Ghostwriting and guest blogging can be very profitable. Establish yourself with a blog of your own, then offer your writing services to other bloggers. You can even find opportunities for this on iWriter.
15. Sell items on Ebay.
Ebay stores can be a great way to earn money whether you’re re-selling items you buy in bulk, hunting antique stores for cool collectibles, or selling your old junk.
16. Offer your services as a virtual assistant.
Odesk, elance, and freelancer all have categories for virtual assistants. The work is usually very simple and can be a great way to make money from home.
17. Offer your skills as a graphic designer
If you’re good with a pen, pencil, or pen tablet, you may have what it takes to do a little graphic design work. Promote your services on facebook and craigslist. Don’t forget to build a killer portfolio.
18. Get paid to shop
There is always a need for good secret shoppers. The training can be extensive at times, but if you do well at it there are few things better than getting paid to go shopping or visit a resteraunt.
19. Earn in game money that converts to cash.
This is another thing I know very little about. Still, some people make a lot of money earning in game currencies that convert to real money. If you love to play games and thing you have what it takes to profit from it, you may want to check out a few of the options.
20. Edit audio clips for clients.
Set up shop as a freelance editor for audio clips. You can get decent audio editing software for next to nothing (there are even a few great free programs available online) and polish podcasts, vlogs, and other clips to give your clients a more professional sound.
21. Create a Second Life store.
It may seem silly to consider starting a business in a game for the sake of making actual money, but more than a few people have succeeded doing just that. If you have artistic or coding skills (or both!) and think earning money in a virtual world would be something you would like to do, it is certainly worth a shot.
22. Start your own merch collection.
You no longer need to be a celebrity to sell custom merchandise. A number of great websites offer free online shops where you can sell custom t-shirts, mugs, or other items for a cut of the profit. If you have skill as an artist or can write a few original funny phrases, you could find success with an online merch store.
23. Draw, sculpt, or paint commissioned work on Deviantart.
You might not think of Deviantart as a place for professional work, but you would be surprised by the truth. In the DA community, there are a number of people who love buying commissioned work and are prepared to pay well for talent that deserves it. If you’re artistically inclined, you may want to give it a try.
24. Design scrapbook templates and sell them online.
Avid scrapbookers love templates and are willing to pay for them if the price is fair. Since what you are selling is most likely a printable jpeg file that costs virtually nothing to produce, it’s easy to make money even if you’re only selling your templates for a few cents apiece.
25. Earn money as a forum mod.
While some forums rely strictly on volunteers, other forums are willing to pay individuals to run or monitor their forums. This is especially true of forums where the topics can easily get out of hand or turn ugly. If you already frequent a popular forum, you may want to contact the forum’s administrators to let them know you’d be interested in being a paid moderator, should they need one.
See part 2 of 50 Ways to Earn Money Online: http://expertscolumn.com/content/50-ways-make-money-online-part-2