What are different ways to make real money online?One of the basic things you need to generate income on the Internet is traffic. The more targeted readers you get on your site or blog, the more any monetizing attempt can increase your earnings.
1. Websites That Pay:
There are all kinds of websites that will pay you for various things, such as shopping, taking surveys or testing products.
Here are some legitimate websites that pay:
a) . Swagbucks – Swagbucks is great for earning some extra cash. You can do a variety of things to make money, from taking surveys to using their search engine.
b) . InboxDollars – InboxDollars is similar to Swagbucks, since you’re going to be taking surveys, shopping, etc., so if you want to maximize your return, sign up with both websites.
c) . Project Payday – Project Payday is one of those sites that has testimonials of people who have earned thousands of dollars by getting paid to get trial offers.
d) . User Testing – A test usually takes about 15-20 minutes. The purpose is for a website owner to watch someone, who is new to their site, try to navigate it.
e) . Fiverr – Fiverr is a great place to make a few bucks or spend a few bucks if you need some of the services people offer.
f) . IZEA – IZEA works in addition to a blog or on its own. You get paid to blog, tweet, take photos and take videos. The pay is mostly based on your following, so if you want to make money with your tweets, you’ll need to grow you Twitter following.
2. Freelance Writing
Freelance writing is one of the most popular ways to earn money online. Many successful freelancers can earn an average of 50 cents to a dollar per word.
3. Sell Your Stuff
There are still all kinds of ways to make money by selling online, whether you’re selling what you already have or buying and selling like a store. Before we get started, here are a few general tips when selling anything online:
a). Get a PayPal account: If you don’t have a PayPal account, you’ll want to get one if you’re doing business online. It’s the standard in online business for receiving payment and paying others.
b). Take good pictures: If you’re going to be taking a lot of pictures, set up a small “studio-like” area in your home with a backdrop and proper lighting to really make your pictures come across as professional. And of course, you’ll want a good camera too.
c). Be honest. If you’re selling used items, be honest about every dent, scratch, blemish, etc.. This will reduce many issues you could run into and keep your reviews positive.
d). Do good business. Plain and simple. Whether you’re selling on a small site or opening an online store, your customer service matters. You’ll want to get those positive reviews and make a good name for yourself. Respond to questions, concerns and complaints. Offer a guarantee if available.
Blogging is something that requires patience, persistence and discipline. Here are the primary ways to monetize your blog and start earning:
a). Advertising – This is definitely the most old-school way of earning money with a blog. It’s also starting to become the least common way. You can sell advertising spots directly on your site or you can sign up with a company like Google Adsense or Media.net.
b). Affiliates – There are many affiliate networks, such as FlexOffers and CJ Affiliate that allow you to promote other people’s products and services. You simply put a link or a banner on your page and then you get a percentage if someone clicks through and buys the product/service.
c). Membership – Many people have created a paid membership area on their blog. This is typically for exclusive content that you can only access in the “member’s area.
d). Products – As long as you create a legitimate product with a whole lot of value, you should be able to get some buyers, but like everything else with a blog, you’ll need the traffic to get the sells.
e). Services – You’ll need to convince people that you’re worth buying and then be able to back up your claims once they purchase your service.
f). Sponsored/paid posts – Many blogs publish sponsored and paid posts. Sponsored posts are basically just posts about a specific brand, product or service.
g). Subscription – If you think of something valuable (newsletter, online magazine, etc.) that you can consistently offer on a certain basis (weekly, monthly, etc.), you may want to offer a subscription service.
h). Videos – Many people have made money by creating YouTube videos.
5. Work at Home Companies
There are some companies that will hire you to work from the comfort of your own home. Here are a few companies that will let you do just that:
a). CrowdSource – CrowdSource offers many types of jobs from “microtask” jobs to larger writing and editing jobs.
b). Demand Studios – Demand Studios is hiring all kinds of creative professionals, from writer to filmmakers.
c). Liveops – Liveops is a call center that allows you to work from home.
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