By Bill Pirraglia
You have no doubt heard or read about making money online. You may also realize that many of these ads, whether online or tacked to a telephone pole, are bogus.
However, there are legitimate websites and organizations that will pay you fairly for your work. Most of these sites offer low compensation but are also low-investment, so at least your bank account does not start in the hole before you have earned a dime. Here are 10 ideas to start making money online.
GET PAID TO TAKE SURVEYS
Do you enjoy taking surveys? Some companies will pay people to take surveys so that they can gather valuable consumer and user data. It might not be the most interesting way to make a buck, but you can find websites like CashbackResearch.com that offer cash for your opinions.
CREATE A WINNING BLOG
Writing entertaining, interesting blog posts can generate cash through ads, affiliate links and other revenue options. Your blogging success will depend on your writing talent, whether your blog covers a popular subject and the popularity of the links you include (whether backlinks or pay-per-click links, like Google AdWords).
SELL YOUR STUFF ON EBAY OR A SIMILAR OUTLET
The dramatic growth and success of eBay has spawned many competitors featuring auctions or online marketplaces for diverse items. Whether you want to clean out your closet and sell your designer clothing online, or develop a high-volume online store, you can make extra money or big dollars on these sites.
SIGN UP FOR AMAZON MECHANICAL TURK
You probably will not get rich completing typical tasks for the “Turk,” but you can make extra income if you are willing to perform simple tasks for clients.
SELL OLDER ELECTRONICS
Do you have a computer, laptop or cellphone you no longer use? These and other tech items, although built with former generation features, often have value to others.