Making money online is a tricky business. While there are lots of people doing quite well, there are at least as many, if not more, not making a cent. If you’re in need of money fast, there are a number of ways to earn some good, hard cash online, without waiting for months or doing anything illegal. Here are a few suggestions:
MAKE MONEY SELLING A SERVICE: If you have a skill that can be leveraged online, you have a great source of income. If you’re thinking of starting an online business, then you’re probably adept at something. Do you think other business owners would need your service? Probably so.
Most business owners are much too busy to handle the day-to-day chores of running their businesses. They often will outsource a number of tasks.
Decide what you’re good at, research the prices others are charging for that service, decide on your price, then approach other online business owners and website owners with your service. Of course everyone will not say yes. However, if you get 1 yes out of 10 tries, approaching 30 owners will get you 3 jobs. Not bad if you make $500.00 per job.
What types of jobs are business owners outsourcing? Take a look at the website “FIVERR (more on that later) for ideas, or see my list that follows:
Search Engine Optimization
Graphics design and logo creation
If you need quick income, creating a website with your service and driving traffic to that site is NOT the best way to go. This method will take too long. The best way to acquire jobs is to approach business owners directly, either through email, phone, or personally.
This is probably the best, most lucrative way to earn quick money online. Depending on your service, you could charge a hefty price and make substantial money.
MAKE MONEY ON FIVERR Fiverr http://www.fiverr.com is a website where people needing work can go to get work.
The website posts “gigs” that is, some type of service that someone is able to provide for $5.00 (hence the name Fiverr). Check out the site and see what’s available. Clicking on the different categories should start your mind and give you some interesting ways to make some extra income. If you did 20 $5.00 gigs in a day, you’d make $100.00. What’s possible? You decide for yourself.
MAKE MONEY ON ELANCE Elance http://www.elance.com is a place for freelancers to post their skills and employers to go for workers.
It’s an extremely popular site which is both a good and bad thing. The good is that lots of people visit the site to find workers. The bad is that you’ll be competing with many others for work. Check out the site to see if it’s right for you.
WHAT NOT TO DO You may have seen advertisements for ways to make money online such as filling out surveys, completing offers from businesses for free merchandise such as i-pods. I’ve tried both of these in the past and I can tell you, they weren’t right for me. Here’s the scoop.
Yes, you can make money with these methods, but in doing so, you’ll be giving your e-mail address and often times other personal information such as phone numbers and addresses to companies marketing their products. This means you’ll be bombarded with advertising – pop-up ads, phone calls and more.
If you’re completing free trial offers from companies to get prizes, consider this. Forgetting to cancel the offer will cost you money. That has happened to me. Don’t let it happen to you.
So don’t get caught up in all the hype that’s out there. Legitimate making money opportunities are there. Choose the right one and you can enjoy some extra income.