More and more people getting to this internet think and start looking for ways to make a little bit of extra money online. There are several ways to do that, if you know where to look.
Finding the best online job opportunities can be difficult due to the amount of spam that is out there, promising thousands of dollars a week to work in your pajamas. The first rule of looking for proven online jobs is to disregard everything that sounds too good to be true.
There is a lot of people and companies trying to pitch you their offers promising that you will make lots of fast money. Don’t fall to these big promises. Instead, talk to people and focus on proven online income sources. This article will look at three proven ways to make extra money online. They won’t make your rich, but they will put a little bit of fun money in your pocket.
Make Money by Selling your Photos
You can make money online by selling your photographs to stock photography websites, such as istockphoto.com and bigstockphoto.com. You upload and tag your photos with concrete and abstract keywords. They are approved or denied by an editor.
Once approved, your photos will enter the searchable database. Your will receive .50 cents each time somebody downloads the photo, and up to $30-$60 for someone purchasing the rights to your photo. Outright purchases are rare though.
So, there are millions of photos at these sites, so you will not make a lot, but once your pictures are uploaded, they are working on their own for you. Sites are looking for creative and versatile images, so check out the rules at the websites and start taking photos in streets and parks or around your house.
Make Money by Writing Articles
If you like write, have good writing skills, you can use it to begin making money online doing freelance writing jobs. But with so many sites offering that kind a jobs, where you should start?
There is two main paying models for article writing. The first one is revenue-sharing, where you get a certain amount of money for every view or ad click from your article published on that website. With this kind a method you will make some pocket money, but it’s not as profitable as the other option you have.
You could probably make much more money writing for websites paying up front. Those websites usually have better reputation and are well established in their niches, and could pay you a fixed amount of money per article instead paying a pennies that coming in from rev-share sites.
Also good thing is that many of these sites have a decent following, so you’re getting much broader audience in addition to getting paid. Even so, usually there is a challenge to get in to this sites to publish your articles. You have to be a good in article writing to be published on these websites.
Craigslist also has a great section of writing/editing jobs if you are interested in producing local content. Look under that category for your city to see what is available. Blogging jobs are also common on Craigslist.
Make Money Selling Handcrafted Items
Lots of people have been making money selling items on eBay, but over the past few years several other marketplaces have come up. The best of all of these marketplaces probably is Etsy, which markets itself as a unique seller of handcrafted and homemade items. You photograph your artwork or crafts, upload the photo and assign search tags. Then your item enters the marketplace. There are some fees, but they are low – I believe the current fee is $0.20 to post for four months and 1-2% of the sale price.
Etsy also allows you to sell craft supplies and vintage items under separate categories. Etsy is a proven source for buying and selling homemade items and has a good reputation. If you make artwork, clothes, candles, body products, jewelry, or anything else by hand, give Etsy a try.
These three proven ways to make extra money online should help you to create a steady flow of pocket money, lots of people like you using these methods right now, so I know they are legitimate. Start being creative, and let the internet earn you a little extra money.