When the internet was created, a great deal of opportunity was also created for those who don’t want to do the regular 9-5 gig!
Not only is there a wealth of information available at our fingertips, but there is also a great opportunity to build wealth, right from the comfort of your home!
This opens a tremendous number of doors for Stay at home Moms, who are more frequently becoming “Work” at home Moms, launching businesses online while also taking care of their kids!
Unfortunately, with great opportunity usually comes those who want to take advantage, so there are many scams out there when it comes to making money online.
It can be difficult to determine the gems from the stones. However, with this guide you will be able to find some legitimate sources for making money online!
Here’s the catch…you have to work for it!
None of these are “get rich quick” schemes, because that’s exactly what those are…SCHEMES!
But if you are willing to put in the time and effort, it is completely possible for you to earn an income from home!
5 Ways To Make Money Online
This is one of the most popular ways to make money online, and a great way to express yourself as well!
The most popular ways to earn money blogging are through ad networks (like Google Adsense), and affiliate sales (where you earn a small commission for referring people to a retailer’s site and they make a purchase).
With affiliate marketing, you simply choose a product that is relevant to your website, and pair it with great content that supports that product. Sign up for affiliate programs like Amazon ,or other big name online retailers, for a great selection that can accompany almost any blog topic nicely!
The best part about this is you earn a small commission for helping your reader find something that will help them, and they don’t pay anything extra than they would anyway…win-win!
The key to succeeding is to stick with it! This will not be an overnight success, it takes persistence, time, creativity, and passion! I can speak to this from experience!
You must be passionate about your blog topic, because you can only produce great content about something you love, and you’ll probably be doing it for peanuts to start!
Selling Your Own Items
If you have a special craft, or just lots of “gently used” stuff around your house, a quick way to make some money online is to start selling!
If you’re a crafty person, look to sell your products on Etsy! This is the destination for people both selling and buying handmade/one of a kind products! Many people have been able to make a substantial amount of money through this avenue, but again, hard work and persistence do come into play!
If you aren’t that crafty, you can also choose to sell items that you have around the house!
Whether you choose to sell through Kijiji, “Buy Sell Trade” groups on Facebook, or stick with sites like Ebay, you will find that there are many things that people are willing to pay money for, even if you don’t see a use for it anymore!
How To Sell Items On Kijiji
*When selling actual merchandise online, be sure to factor in shipping costs when setting your price! Kijiji is a great option for avoiding these costs since your buyer will typically be local!
There are also many websites that are devoted to the freelance scene!
On these sites, you can easily sell services like writing and editing to others. Elance is great for offering larger projects, while Fiverr is a great option for smaller options (but you can always offer “Add-ons” to make a little extra!).
While there are many other writers found on these sites, you will find that there are always just as many people around who are looking for these types of services!
The key here is to ensure you produce your best work, every time!
Much of your income will come from positive reviews, and return buyers, so always put your best foot forward…you never know who is just testing you out for more consistent projects!
There are also websites available that will allow you to take surveys for money.
While you will make more money with one of the other options than you would taking surveys, they are pretty easy to do and generally don’t take up much of your time.
While you wont earn what would be considered an “income” from Swagbucks, I earn hundreds of dollars a year from this free program!
Not too bad for doing things I do online anyway (ie searching, watch videos, etc)
There are many other methods of making money online, but regardless of the method that you choose, keep in mind that it is not likely to be very easy!
You will need to devote time to the process and be patient.
While it takes quite a bit of time before you are able to begin seeing much of an income from your efforts (I didn’t start earning much from my first website for well over a year!), making money online is possible…and the possibilities are limitless!
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