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Make Easy Money Online in 10 Ways

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Here's a list of 10 ways to which can help you make easy money online. Earning money on the internet was never so easy!

Many of these really are unconventional ways to make money online. Go ahead and see for yourselves:


1.Take photos and sell them
sell photos online

One way you can get creative and make a little cash in doing so is to register and submit all your pictures to sites like Fotolia, Dreamstime, Shutterstock, and Big Stock Photo. These sites PAY you to give them pictures. In return, members of those sites get to use your images on their sites for free or for a small membership fee. So again it’s a win, win situation for everyone.

Taking pictures is easy. We all have cameras nowadays on phones, webcams on laptops, digital cameras… so why not get out there and take as many pictures as possible, then submit them to the sites above… who knows, you may have just taken a million dollar photo. Essentially, the more people who use your photo on their site, the more you get paid. If you happen to catch a celeb on camera, you may just have hit the jackpot as sites like mrpaparazzi.com pay small fortunes for any exclusive snapshots of high profile stars you may have.


2. Set up a shop for free and sell tshirts, mugs, stuff
cafepress

Ever see those simple, but cool t-shirts saying things like ‘Slavery gets shit done’ and a picture of a pyramid on the t-shirt? Or maybe the classic ‘If you read this you’re gay’?

Well those little sayings sell. Why? Because they’re bold and funny. Certain people like to be controversial and unique and so they’ll buy that sort of stuff and wear it proudly.

There are free sites like cafepress, spreadshirt and threadless which allow you to design your own t-shirts, jumpers, mugs etc... then sell them online. They take the majority of the sales price and you get a slice of commission. For example, if a standard t-shirt costs $10, you can bump it up to $15 and take $5 for yourself per sale.

If the t-shirt is worth it, and it is unique and funny and all the rest, people will buy it. Same with mugs and teddy bears and underwear… you could even approach an offline business and offer to set up a shop for them selling t-shirts, jumpers, fleeces etc... (a school or local club for example would be a good bet). Imagine having a few hundred students buying those $10 $15 t-shirts ;-)
These sites take care of everything from orders to packaging and delivery and even customer service, so all you do is spread the word and watch your sales rise.


3. Create and earn with videos
youtube

Youtube is now a household name. 2 or 3 years ago, it was nothing. That’s the speed at which these sites take off, and how technology develops. Video is fast becoming the latest craze in advertising. You’re going to see more and more ads before and after videos online.

Fortunately, you can now earn money from your videos. Metacafe and Revver are two well respected video hosts which will pay you if your video is popular. Youtube have recently introduced their partner program for video uploaders in the US, Canada and the UK.

Some people are making thousands of dollars per month from this, and unless you are some sort of Steven Spielberg in disguise, it’s difficult to get 1 million views on your homemade video of you eating your dinner…. But if you have a funny or interesting video, it will spread virally on the net and you can always turn to digg or stumbleupon for a little boost up the ladder ;-)

Youtube as I’ve pointed out above will be introducing this sort of ‘paid for views’ system internationally, but for now, Metacafe and Revver are your best bet as they’re tried and tested.


4. Act as a broker

If you have contacts and a reputation, why not use them? Why not approach a webmaster trying to sell a site or domain name and ask for a 10% slice of the profits, should you find a buyer for him?

Tyler Cruz did exactly that last year and netted over $23k just for his brokering services – and that was just on one domain name which he helped sell. Not bad, that’s what a lot of people earn in a year!

Lots of people don’t like selling – they don’t know how to sell or what to price things at or where to start. If you have a knack for selling and have the balls to approach sellers and buyers and contact them, then this game could be for you. You’re anonymous on the internet to an extent, so you really have no excuses – just approach people, talk to them and offer them a deal. Worst they can say is no – and even then it’s by email or IM, it’s not like you’re being shunned in front of an audience or face to face.

Just like a real estate agent, if you can master this art, you’ll always be in demand and you’ll always earn good money.


5. Answer questions
yahoo answers

Ever hear of yahoo answers or bitwine? These are just two of many question & answering sites out there. People ask questions, and other people answer them.

Simple. Believe it or not, you can actually get paid for answering questions. Most of these sites pay for some answers, if they’re deemed to be high quality – you can’t simply answer a question with anything and expect to earn money.

So for the sake of a bit of thought and a few minutes of your time, not only can you earn money, but you can also help people. If you think like me, you can also answer ‘affiliate-friendly’ questions as I call them. These are questions which should immediately trigger alarm bells in your head… for example, if someone asks

“How do I set up a site and make money on the internet?”,

you could give an answer like this

" make x amount per month from my blog. To set up a site all you need is good host like Hostgator, a domain name and an idea. That’s how all websites start."

You can see how this can be profitable after a while… If you answer loads of questions like that, it won’t be long until you start earning as an affiliate. Just Answer is another.


6. Article writing

Article writing is one of the easiest ways to make money online. It’s also the most time consuming and definitely not everyone’s cup of tea.

If you think about it, webmasters are always looking for content… whether it be in forums, in new sites on a specific niche topic, movie reviews or even editing existing content and making it search engine friendly.

Information gets traffic and the more unique content added to a site, the higher it’s value, hence the reason why there will always be money to be made from writing.
Check out rentacoder or elance to name just two of many places you’ll find people looking for writers. You’ll also see people wanting article writers on digitalpoint forums or sitepoint (two of the largest webmaster community forums).

If nothing tickles your fancy, create your own thread, set your price and list your experience. You may only get offered peanuts, but it’s a start.


7. Ebooks

Ebooks, if written with care, thought and effort can be great resources – just like all good books. Anyone can write an ebook. You don’t have to be a writer to write and ebook however, and that’s why ebooks generally tend to be inferior to real life books – because more often than not, the quality is poor or just re-hashed from other ebooks and flipped for a few dollars profit by some 13 year old in his bedroom.

I’ve started writing ebooks, as they’re a great way to pour your heart out on a certain subject. This ebook, for example, was created by myself, over a few days in my bedroom and at college in any free time I had. All it takes is a PC, a brain and the ability to write fluent English. That’s what it boils down to. Of course you need to know you’re market and if there is a demand for what you’re writing about – assuming you’re going to sell your ebook. If you want to keep it free, all the better!

If you believe the ebook is of value and contains quality content that can save people time and dumb down things for them, then you can sell it. Who knows - you may end up with few grand’s worth of sales.

You could also end up with nothing, so be sure to price your ebook competitively and give out a few free reviews so you can get feedback and let other people see the feedback.
If you’re really adventurous you could add your ebook on clickbank and start an adwords campaign, plus maybe a separate referral program where people get paid 50% of all sales they earn you.

To sell a small ebook (or give it away for free) about tech related stuff, you’re best bet is to hit digitalpoint or sitepoint and create a new thread making a sales pitch. If a few people buy it and like it, it has a snowball effect and everyone starts buying it as they’re curious. So although you may be able to sell a poor quality ebook once or twice – don’t expect to do it again as you’re reputation will be shot to hell.


8. Design


I’m sure you have some sort of graphics design software lying around. Photoshop, Fireworks, Ilustrator… any of those ring a bell? If not, you can always use free software like GIMP.

If you have a creative side, you’re in luck – there’ll be no shortage of opportunities for you! Logos, Banners, Templates, Mascots, T-shirts… the list is endless. People are always looking for good and cheap designers. Usually, a webmaster cannot do everything… i.e think up of a site, write content, design, code etc… so he’ll outsource. Every couple of years he’ll probably want things re-designed. It’s an endless cycle.

Again, head off to rentacoder, elance, sitepoint etc… you’ll find contests, people looking to hire designers full time, people looking for one off logos and banners, people willing to partner with a designer…

My advice would be to offer a few free logos to people to build up your portfolio and reputation, then start charging a few bucks and gradually increase it once you gain more respect and have the portfolio to back you up.

Nobody will buy a logo off you for $50 if you have nothing to show – you need to start off small, earn peanuts, build a rep and portfolio and then gradually increase you’re prices.
For some inspiration and design talk, you can check out designcharts.com


9. Sell Forum Signature/Avatar

This is something I’ve noticed over the past year or so, it’s becoming more and more popular..
I’m sure you have a forum account somewhere that you regularly post on. If so, 99% of the time, you will have ad space sitting right under your nose.

In most forums, you have the option to create a signature link and an avatar. If you’re active on forums, there are people who will PAY you to rent out your signature and avatar. All you have to do is link out to a site and maybe display a little image as an avatar.

Easy money and a great way to earn passive income – as most of us post on forums for free. If you’re really clever, you could also link out to an affiliate program or just use an affiliate link that pays per signup or per sale. You can check out NeverBlueAds or Commission Junction for some offers, and use tinyurl to disguise the link ;-)

To sell your sig just advertise it on a forum like DP and if you’ve loads of posts and you’re a long time user, you’ll have no problem making a few bucks.


10. Sell your unwanted stuff
ebay

Don’t try and tell me you don’t have an old phone or computer or cd player lying about the house. LIAR!!

Get you’re ass in gear, get that stuff on ebay or craigslist and sell it. It only gathers dust and takes up space otherwise. Unless it’s a collectable or has sentimental value, the only thing stopping you from getting rid of this stuff is pure laziness. I know because I’m just like you  But I do my best to sell any junk I don’t want.

Not only can you get rid of it on ebay/craigslist, you can also make money from it! Everyone’s a winner – you get rid of the stuff, you get paid, the buyer is a happy and ebay take a small cut of the dosh.


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July 28, 2008 at 12:29 PM  

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