This is a question that millions of people ask every day. The reasons vary from not liking their job, to just needing a little extra money at the end of the month, to a desire to spend more time with family. There’s a ton of information available on the subject, but sometimes (okay, most times) It’s almost impossible to tell which “opportunities” or “programs” are for real, and which ones are just a total ripoff. Well, I’m here to help make a little sense out of all that. So, if you’ve ever asked “How can I make money online?” you’ve come to the right place.
I Just Want To Make A Little Extra Money Online
Does this sound like you?
Maybe you struggle at the end of the month deciding whether to pay the cable bill, or the internet bill. Maybe you just want to be able to go to a nice dinner out of the house. Maybe a little extra income is all you need to finally afford a better vehicle.
Whatever your reason for wanting a little online income, the options are definitely out there.
Have you ever heard of paid surveys? If so, you’re a step ahead of me! If not, they exist. You can get paid to take online surveys.
Try sites like Swagbucks, SurveyJunkie, InboxDollars, or OpinionOutpost. (Reviews on each of these to come in the future) Really, you can go to Google, search “Paid Surveys”, and get hundreds of results.
Until I get the time to review individual survey sites, there are some things to keep in mind.
Don’t expect to get rich.
Some of these sites promise $25 per survey. Or $50. I’ve even seen a few that offer $90.
But don’t count on it.
First off, even if they “promise” a certain payout level, they can meet that by having at least one survey on their servers that pays that amount. It doesn’t mean that every survey they offer will pay that top rate. Some may only be a dollar or 2. Others might only pay 25 cents. There really is a huge variance in what they pay. Some markets will pay more than others depending on how popular their products are. They more product they move, the more money they make, the more they are willing to pay.
If you really are just looking for a few extra dollars every month and have some free time to spare, it’s worth looking into.
You won’t qualify for every survey.
Most of these sites have an enrollment survey that gives the administrators an idea of which surveys to send you. They will ask you for basic information. They’ll want to know your age, gender, where you live. They might ask about your hobbies or skills. You may have to answer questions about your work history.
On top of that, there is generally a qualification survey attached to each individual survey offer you receive. It could just be a few questions like your gender, age and which country you live in. I know, you would have already answered those in your enrollment survey, but be prepared to answer them again. Why? If the survey you are offered is meant for women and you’re a man, you won’t qualify to take that survey or get the payout. The company sponsoring the survey isn’t going to leave it in the survey aggregator’s (that’s the survey site) hands. They want you to tell them directly, so they build those questions into their own surveys.
Don’t think you’ll make a living at it.
Some of these sites claim you can replace your job. That’s almost reason enough for me to put them on the “Stay Away!!!” list. I don’t like empty or misleading promises. If you find a paid survey site that promises you can replace your job, I would suggest you find a different site. Some are reputable, and will tell you that you can make a little extra cash. If they say you can replace your income, continue at your own risk.
But as a whole, I can’t put paid surveys in the “Stay Away!!!” pile. You really can make some money if you’re willing to go through 1… or 3… OR 10! qualification surveys before you get one that you actually qualify for and can earn the commission on. I’m not patient enough to do that. If you are, more power to you. You’ll have a chance for a little extra money that I will never see!
So if you are patient, and you go into a paid survey site with reasonable expectations of only making a little extra money, these could be just right for you.
I Was Really Hoping For More Of A Part-Time Online Job
If this is you, and you can type, you’re in luck.
Again, check out our good friend, Google. Look for “online data-entry jobs” or “online transcription jobs”. Insurance, medical, and even some municipal facilities offer off-site opportunities for data-entry and transcription. You can easily search Monster or Indeed for these types of jobs.
Sometimes they are hard to get into because they are in high demand. But they are out there if you look hard enough.
Be prepared to buy some equipment, though. Especially for transcription jobs. The vast majority of these opportunities are going to deal with private personal details, and to get the job they are likely going to require you to have a secure means of getting the files. Some will send the audio files over an internet connection, but others will require you to have a dedicated receiver that links directly to their internal servers.
I Think I Would Like To Have My Own Part-Time Online Business
Great! There are a multitude of options out there for you, too!
Data-Entry and Transcription
You could even get into the data-entry and transcription fields I mentioned above. The difference is, you’d be a contracted service provider instead of an employee. You’ll have to be good with people and have a killer sales pitch though, because to get this work you’ll have to cold call companies that may need these services. Again, think insurance and medical. These are going to be the “heavy-hitters” for this type of service.
I recently stumbled across Bookkeeper’s Business Launch.
I haven’t had a chance to look at it in depth yet, but the overview on their sales page seems promising. As soon as I get the chance, you’ll get my full review.
But for now, what is it?
Well, it’s exactly what it sounds like. It’s a program to learn how to be a bookkeeper. Online.
“Oh! You’re not an accountant?”
Don’t worry. That’s not what a bookkeeper is. You aren’t preparing tax documents and advising your clients on investment strategy. Bookkeeping is basically data-entry centered on financial information. In the most basic terms, expenses in the left column, profit in the right column. It’s not a whole lot different than balancing a checkbook.
Just like starting your own data-entry or transcription service, you’ll have to find clients. On the plus side, if you go this route, the Bookkeeper’s Business Launch website says they’ll teach you how to do just that.
This could definitely be worth looking into.
And the really great thing is that this is very scalable. If you want to remain part-time, stick with one or two clients and earn a nice part-time income. But if you wanted to, you could easily turn this into a very lucrative full-time income. Pick up some more clients, devote more time to it, and you’ve got yourself a full-time job.
Sell Stuff Online
This is my favorite for the part-time income seeker!
And, NO! I’m not talking about going through your basement or attic and selling the stuff you don’t use anymore… Although you could do that too.
What I’m talking about is stuff you make and sell from your own online store.
Everyone has a talent. Maybe you make wire jewelry. How about bird houses or bird feeders? Perhaps wind chimes? Can you paint a pretty design on a wine glass?
If you can make it, someone will buy it!
You can set up your own store on EBay, Etsy, or Amazon. And those are just a few of the options available. Just look to Google again, and search for “online store front options”.
I recently heard about drop-shipping through Amazon. I haven’t looked at this at all yet, as I only recently heard about it in passing and don’t personally plan on doing any drop-shipping (but there could be a review coming – I don’t know yet). I have no idea what is involved in getting set up, but it’s Amazon, so at least we know the company is legit!
I Really Want To Quit My Job And Work Full-Time From Home
Oh, the dream of so many!
The best part… This dream can come true!
Yeah, it really can. You just need to be willing to put in the time, and stop looking at all those Get-Rich-Quick schemes. If anyone tells you that you can work just a couple hours a month, live in a mansion, own a dozen sports cars, and take wild vacations six times a year, they’re selling you a load of crap!
Don’t believe a word of it!
Sadly, it’s that type of person that has made it seem nearly impossible to find legitimate work-at-home options and opportunities. They’ve taken all the honest ideas, written a book that is little more than a how-to outline, and made themselves a small fortune duping honest people.
One of the biggest victims in this get-rich-quick world is affiliate marketing. I’m sure you’ve heard of it if you’ve spent ANY time searching for online income options.
I’m also sure you’re thinking “Affiliate marketing is just a pipe dream!”
Well, I’m here to tell you, you’re wrong
Maybe you found and purchased an affiliate marketing program. A book showed up and it basically told you to build a website, get some affiliate links, get some traffic, and make huge profits. Does that sound about right?
Well, in a nutshell, that is affiliate marketing. For a little more detail, read What Is Online Affliate Marketing?.
The problem is it didn’t tell you HOW to do any of that.
The truth is, affiliate marketing is HUGE business with MASSIVE earning potential.
If you truly want to make a full-time income online, affiliate marketing is the route I suggest.
But don’t go out there and start looking for another “program”. Don’t seek out a “system”.
What you want is TRAINING! Not just what to do, but how to do it.
“That can’t really exist… Can it?”
Yes! Yes it can.
And it does.
In fact, my top rated review is an affiliate marketing training platform. You can read my Wealthy Affiliate Review right here.
You can learn everything you need to know to build your own business on this platform. You can get live help if you have problems with anything. You will learn how to build a website. And the best part, you actually get to start the training, build your first website, and learn your way around the platform FOR FREE!
Yeah, you heard that right. Actual, HONEST training, without spending a dime!
So if you’re serious about earning a full-time income online from home, check out my full review of this industry-leading training.
Did You Find The Information You Were Looking For?
You asked, “How can I make money online?”
Well, this post is my answer. Is it an all-encompassing answer? No. There are limitless ways in which you can make money online. I have no doubt I will cover more of them as time goes on, and this website grows. Really, the only limit on how to make money online is your own imagination.
Remember, you had enough desire to change your life to ask “How can I make money online?” That tells me that you’ve got the drive and spirit to make it happen. Now you’ve got some information to help you on your way. So get out there, and take control of your life.
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As always, thanks for reading, and the best of luck on your journey to financial independence,
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