Ways to Make Money OnlineBy R.O.B On May 26, 2011 Under Making Money Online
With many people trying to supplement their income in a down-turned economy, finding extra ways to make money online is becoming harder. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to make a little extra cash online without having to spend hours hunting for the lucrative opportunities that exist. The internet is available across the globe, meaning that you’re bound to find a way to make some cash, if not from someone across town, someone from the other side of the world. Let’s take a look at a few ways you can put your skills to work and make some money online.
At the top of every list with tips to help you make money online is eBay. eBay lets you sell anything and everything in their online auctions, and you keep the profit. The best way to take advantage of eBay is to scour your home for unwanted toys, knick knacks, and books, and put them up for auction online. All you’ll need is a digital camera to take a few photographs of each item before you put it up for sale, and you’ll be up and running in not time. Some people take things farther by shopping at bargain bin stores and reselling the items they pick up for a markup on eBay. Profits from this are usually small, as the most you can markup a bargain bin DVD is a dollar or two, but over time these extra profits add up to a lot of cash you didn’t have before.
If you made it through high school with a decent grasp of the English language, there are plenty of freelance writing jobs available for you to try out. Sites like Textbroker and Constant Content allow writers to accept writing jobs from clients all over the world, and submit quality content back to them. Rates can vary from site to site, and from client to client, but in most cases you can earn anywhere between $5 and $10 for a written page of text on any given topic. The more experienced you become, and the better the quality of your writing, the bigger the potential to earn.
The website Fiverr allows people to perform any task they wish in exchange for $5. The way it works is people post their talents and what they’re willing to do for $5, be it paint a picture, play a song, or give a shoutout in a New York City subway, and anyone interested in taking them up on their offer of having a song written about themselves, or have their name shouted out in a crowded Subway can send the poster $5 to perform the task. While it is by no means a get rich quick scheme, a few minutes of browsing is sure to yield some ideas as to what you could offer in exchange for cash.
Lastly, another easy way to sit at your computer from home and bring in some extra cash or gift cards to your favorite retailers is to fill out surveys online. Retailers are always looking for people to take surveys about their products or services, and if you’re willing to answer a few questions, they’ll send you cash or gift cards to spend as you choose. I recommend this survey taking site.