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Have Fun And Make Money Online!

Updated on October 2, 2011

In this topsy-turvy economy, waves of people are searching the web looking for ways to supplement their incomes and make money online. I hear of those push-button solutions where you can earn big bucks in 24 hours and so on. But I could never trust nor fathom such claims. And as the old adage says, "If it sounds too good to be true, than ya' better run from that offer". Okay, sorry, I made the last phrase up, however, you just can't trust all those hyped-up make money online programs which are just littering the web today. So always do your due dilligence when you encounter those types of offers. Amidst all that, there are honest, proven ways to make money online. Here some ways you can start making money online and, on top of that, have fun with it:

  • Craigslist
  • eBay
  • Zazzle

Simple Prerequisites To Make Money Online

  • Good to sign-up for an email account (gmail, hotmail, etc.) for online communication purposes
  • Consider creating a PayPal account (you can use PayPal to purchase items online as well as get paid through PayPal)
  • Invest in a good digital camera (resolution of at least 2.0 MegaPixels, support Macro Mode for close-up shots, and optionally, a tripod for the camera)

Make Money Online With Craigslist

Do you go to any garage or yard sales? No?!? Okay, have you ever heard of them before? Yes? Okay, great, that's a start. So you understand that what goes on in those types of events is simply this: Old, not needed items are sold for cash. Now, Craigslist has taken that concept online. Think of it as a huge, 24x7 online garage/yard sales. And since the concept is simple, Craigslist may be the place to start if you want to make money online, and moreover, if you are complete newbie to this whole internet marketing thing. And you don't have to worry about traffic to the site ... I heard that there's 50 million Craiglist visitors per month! Amazing!

And to top that off, it is free to join by simply creating an account ... a very quick process. And moreover, it's FREE to post your advertisment. It doesn't cost you a penny to advertise! If you recall, CraigsList is like an online garage/yard sale, so your "advertisement" is actually the description of the item you are selling. So what you need to do is look throughout your home, search your garage, closets, nooks and crannies and find items in decent shape which (1) you don't need, (2) just taking up space, and (3) can sell on Craigslist.

The "ad" you are going to post on Craigslist should include an actual (digital) picture of your item, description of the item (color, condition, dimensions, etc.) and the asking price. To make it easier for you and enticing for prospective buyers, you should price the item to an amount that's 50% of what you initially paid for it.

Now isn't that a great way to clean up some clutter in your home, have some fun and make money online?

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      Zach 6 years ago from Colorado

      Craigslist sure is a great site. I've managed to make a few dollars off stuff I never imagined people would be interested in buying. The key to selling is to sell cheap. Don't get greedy on something that isn't doing you any good. Thanks for the hub and the useful information. Voted up