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Make Money Online - Real Tips for Success

Updated on January 24, 2016
Let's make some Money!
Let's make some Money!

Be Smart and Work Hard

We've all seen these - "Work from Home" - "Guaranteed to make you Money" - No Fail System" and some of us have actually fallen for these lines. Yes, there are far more 'get rich" scams out there than real money making ideas but a smart, hard working individual can in fact make money online. Here are my Top Tips for Making Money Online: (they work)

  1. Become a HubPages author - This will take time and effort to make money but if you look at the Hubpages Success Stories - it is possible to make enough to supplement your income quite nicely. I won't go into this one too much as most of you know more about Hubpages than I do as a newbie.
  2. Sell Stock Photos Online - There are several online Photo businesses that will buy photos from you. They tend to pay more for what is "hot" right now so do some investigating before offering up your photos. istockphoto.com is a good place to start. They do require sign up and registration but most pay sites do.
  3. Sell Items on eBay - Everybody knows about eBay by now but did you know that you can sell higher dollar items from a Distributor and it is easier than selling your personal stuff? eBay has a very thorough training center to walk you through this money making avenue.
  4. Check out Amazons Mechanical Turk - I have not yet signed up for Mechanical Turk but it is next on my to do list. The premise is you sign up for free and take on assigned tasks known as "HITS" that the "Requester" (mostly Computer Programmers) post. You can usually perform the "HITS" rather quickly and make a few dollars in spending money.
  5. Write for eHow.com - This is similar to HubPages but with more structured format. Once an article is written and submitted the author will be compensated based on traffic. As with Hubpages it helps to know SEO optimization tricks.
  6. Write books for e-Readers such as Kindle - The new e-Readers have opened up a whole new way of reading and writing. You don't have to be a best selling author to make money selling books for e-Readers. Check out LuLu, Amazon, or Barnes and Nobles website for more information.
  7. Start your own Website based on your specialty niche' - Everybody has something they are good at - "sell" your expertise on your own website - use the same ad profit combinations/Affliate Programs on your website that you are already signed up for through your Hubpages account. Put a link at the bottom of every e-mail you send out to help you generate traffic to your website.
  8. Start an Online e-Commerce Store - You can use PayPal to collect for goods that you sell from your very own online store. Most web based stores can be maintained for $40 to $50.00 per month. Just like with eBay you can connect with a distributor to sell their products from your store. You maintain the store, make the sales, and the distributor ships the purchased items to your buyers.
  9. Sign up for Fiverr - On Fiverr people post jobs they need completed - each job pays a flat $5.00 upon completion. The beauty is you can bid on the jobs you can/will do for $5.00 or you can post what you can/will do for $5.00 and hope that a buyer takes you up on it. Don't give away your services - if you are skilled at web design - you wouldn't sell the entire web design service for a mere $5.00 - instead you would you would be wise to break it up into 10 steps and sell each step for $5.00 etc....
  10. Be a Proof Reader - Many companies use proof readers to check their formal and or legal documents for errors in spelling and grammar. Other groups needing proof reader services are students. You could advertise at Colleges and Universities in your area and do proof reading online for an agreed upon fee.
  11. Textbroker - Join Textbroker.com and become a freelance writer. You must sign up, submit a copy of your drivers license and complete a W-9 then you pick assignments that you are willing to complete for a previously set price. I made $12.87 doing just 3 assignments that took me less than an hour to complete. Make sure you chose assignments that are worth the time and effort if you want to make decent earnings.
  12. Telecommute Work - Many Professionals can now work from home using their computer and the internet. Nurse Case Managers, Chart Review Nurses, Online Instructors, the possibilities are endless.

These ideas are all valid ways to make money online from home with very little start up funding required. As with any job you will need to work hard, put in time and effort, and be vigilant in order to make money. Be weary of scammers offering to sell you kits to start an online business. Google, Amazon, and search engines will give you all the information you need to start your business without paying a fee.

Working an online job gives you the freedom to work the hours you want to work. You will save considerable money on gas and maintenance for your car by working from home. You will also save the costs of daycare if you have small children.

Good Luck and Happy Working with your new Online Career!

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      Mariam 2 years ago from Potato town

      Thanks that would really be a push for me to work more online because I have really strong passion about it and money are my far goals :)

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      Sheila 4 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      Thank you Jamprofessional I appreciate the feedback!

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      Jamprofessional 4 years ago

      Thanks for the tips! They are useful and accurate.

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      Sheila 4 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      Hi Crispy Mom - thank you for the kind words - I hear ya, we all wish they paid more ;-)

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      Crispy Mom 4 years ago

      Great article!!! You have suggested some sources of income I hadn't heard of before. I just wish that they paid more. Thank you for the information.

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      Sheila 4 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      dinv - Welcome to HubPages! Sounds like you have the right attitude to do well. Good luck to you.

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      Ace 4 years ago from Philippines

      Thank You for the info. I'm a newbie here and It's really hard. I think we really need patience, perseverance and Optimism all the time to reach our aims...

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      Sheila 4 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      My pleasure Vellur - I hope there is something here that suits your needs! I am heading over to check out your hubs - I am fascinated with Dubai - it sounds like a beautiful place to be.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Thank you for sharing this valuable information with all of us.

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      Sheila 4 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      Thank you Obrienfamily. I appreciate the kind words. Mystery shopping works in some areas but is difficult if you live more remotely. Take care.

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      Obreinfamily 4 years ago from florissant

      Wow what a great hub! On another note you can also mystery shop...:)

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      Sheila 4 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      Hi Bobski606 - I have not yet signed up for Mechanical Turk - I got very busy in my home life and haven't had a lot of time to Hub or try out other programs for a while. it is still on my list! Thank you for visiting my hub and commenting.

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      Bobby 4 years ago from U.K

      Some great resources here and some I'll have to check out. Did you ever sign up for Amazon Mechanical Turk and if so what were your results? Could you do a separate hub review for it?

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      Sheila 4 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      Thank you Anthony - I hope there is something in this Hub that works well for you!

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      Sheila 4 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      ElleBee - Textbroker is unusual but I did make money very quickly there. They let you cash out at $10.00 instead of $50.00 like some others. Good Luck!

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      ElleBee 4 years ago

      Well, I'm (obviously) on Hubpages, and I started the textbroker registration but never completed it! I will have to look into these as well - some were brand new to me and definitely worth investigating. Thanks for sharing.

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      Anthony Binks 4 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Very useful hub, voted up and useful. thanks.

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      Sheila 4 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      I will have to check out DemandStudios.com alocsin sounds like it is worth a visit. Thank you for voting up also!

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      alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I love all these suggestions and have tried quite a few of them out. Let me throw in DemandStudios.com -- very difficult to get in, but it pays well and twice a week. Voting this Up and Useful.

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      Sheila 5 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      chloelozano - that is fabulous! I too use it when I can get time away from HubPages - I like Hubbing the best of all. Keep making money!

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      chloelozano 5 years ago

      I just started using amazon mechanical turk and was pleasantly surprised a how quickly you can make some extra money for doing simple tasks. I admit, some of the work is boring but the shopping I can do with the extra money won't be ;)

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      Sheila 5 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      Vespawoolf - I bet your photos are great - have you seen some of the stuff out there lol. I hope there is something here that helps you make more money omline. Thank you for reading!

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      These are very thought-provoking ideas. I'd never thought of selling photographs. Not that mine are that great! But you never know. I also plan to look into Amazon Mechanical Turk. Thanks so much!

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      Sheila 5 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      gol - thank you for reading my hub - these are idea's that I think have real potential to help anyone who wants/needs to earn a living online.

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 5 years ago from Philippines

      These are wonderful suggestions and I appreciate the fact that you have tried them and given pointers and warnings on each one. Thank you for sharing:)

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      Sheila 5 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      jainismus - Thank you for reading - I hope there is an idea here that is useful to you.

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      Sheila 5 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      Awesome! Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my hub.

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      Sheila 5 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      aw1219 Thank you for stopping by and reading. I hope there is something here that works for you.

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Great suggestions! I've opened some sites and it's great.

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      Mahaveer Sanglikar 5 years ago from Pune, India

      Great suggestions, thank you for sharing these variety of options for making online money.

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      Sheila 5 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      Lady E so glad you stopped by - I hope you find Fiverr useful - many people use it to make extra money.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Excellent Tips shared - Some of them I do, but I have never heard of Fiver, so will look into it.

      Many Thanks.

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      Sheila 5 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      You are welcome moussa83 thank you for reading my Hub!

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      moussa83 5 years ago

      Excellent tips and won a lot of money to us and you

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      Sheila 5 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      Angela- it would be so nice if it was easy to work from home and make buckets of money wouldn't it ;-) Thank you so much for reading!

      Ergonomics - I enjoy Fiverr too when I am not Hubbing- sounds like you did quite well with it for awhile. Thanks for reading.

      Mellonyy - I like HubPages the best too - wish it paid more though - maybe when I get more Hubs completed ;-)

      Frog - Honored that you stopped by my friend ;-)

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      The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Nice tips. There are some interesting concepts there.

      TFP

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      Mellonyy 5 years ago

      I've tried some of these ideas, but for me HubPages is the best choice.

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      Ergonomics 5 years ago from United States

      Cool list! I did a few gigs on Fiverr before, when the site was still a couple of weeks old and made around $300-500 in a span of 7 days. After awhile, people started pouring in and I made less and less because of the competition but it was fun while I was an active member.

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      Angela Blair 5 years ago from Central Texas

      Good one -- working from home is the dream of many and your information will help us all! Best/Sis

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      Sheila 5 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      goosegreen - I wish you well with eBay, it can be very lucrative with time and effort.

      BigEd - my pleasure, thank you for stopping by!

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      BigEd5857 5 years ago

      Thanks !!

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      goosegreen 5 years ago

      Very Interesting. I will be checking the e-bay piece for sure.