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I Need a Job Fast! Two Top Online Moneymakers

Updated on August 13, 2011

It was only six months ago that I realized that I was jobless and that the bills were piling up fast. After sitting around moping, "I need a job fast!," I turned to the Internet for ways to make money online. Once I figured out how to avoid all the scams and deceptions that are out there, I narrowed down on 10 great ways to make money online. In this article, I will share two of my favorite ways to make money online; these methods have earned me thousands of dollars over the past six months.

I do have to warn you though. These methods are actual work, so you just won't be able to sit back and let the money roll in. This is a good thing though, as you'll know this is not a scam. Actually providing value to your clients and customers is a great feeling, because you know it's something that is sustainable and maintainable. Here we go!

Online Freelance Writing

The first idea I want to discuss is online writing. There are many sites out there that need fresh content. Because this is too much writing for them to handle, webmasters and website developers will outsource this writing to people who are willing to do the work. Thus, if you have any writing bone in your body, I suggest doing online freelance writing. My favorite site for this is Textbroker. This I will pay you per word depending on your skill level. You always have to write the topics that people ask for, but there are usually thousands of different choices you can select.

Don't worry: even people who speak English as a foreign language can write articles for the site, so there is no excuse for you even if you think you are not a great writer.

Selling Stuff on Amazon Redux

The second idea what to discuss is selling items on Amazon. This may seem quite obvious to you, especially if you have sold things on Amazon Marketplace before. However, I was surprised by how easy and profitable it was to sell even the "nichiest" items I had my collection.

For example, I sold books at my collection, and many of these books I thought would never sell. In fact, these rare books actually sold the best and for the highest prices. It make sense when you think about it. Popular books everyone owns don't sell well, because there is a huge supply and a low demand. On the other hand, books that are rare have low supply and high demand. Obviously, this translates into high prices and high competition.

Thus, if you have anything lying around that you don't use anymore, don't automatically assume that it will not sell. Check Amazon's marketplace to find the prices that these items are selling for. Then, set up an account. It's super easy and super profitable, so get started today.

The Verdict

These are just some of the ideas I came up with during my six month research process. If you have any questions on these ideas, we some comments and I'll be sure to get back to you.

To success today and tomorrow,



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      Kristen Mazzola 4 years ago from South Florida

      Very interesting hub!

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      Gail Davis Flores 4 years ago

      Thanks for the tip on book selling on amazon. I started selling books on ebay, amazon. No sells yet. I believe it is because that the books are not rare. any tips on were to find rare books? and do you know any book buyers on the web.

      Thks Gail

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      Tweetmom 6 years ago from Newark

      Great hub but I was more looking for a free source of information. I will follow you though because your hubs seemed to be fit in my niche of interest.

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      WillGrander 6 years ago from New York

      Thanks for the clarification, Sy!

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      hospitalera 6 years ago

      You write about Textbroker "Don't worry: even people who speak English as a foreign language can write articles for the site," but you forget to mention that they only accept writers that are resident in the USA, SY