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I have made an income on the internet and I want to make more! In these tough times of austerity and cutbacks, can you defy recession and the credit crunch and make money with these cash boosting ideas? Whether you are looking to stay at home and earn or for some part time supplementary wages from your computer, one of these opportunities may be the goose that lays the golden egg for you.
Just ten years ago people would have laughed at the idea of making millions on the web, now anybody with a computer can earn a few pounds or dollars with an internet connection. Leave the rat race, abandon 9-5 and get in on the number one money making machine ever, the world wide web.
You don't need a computer. There are many opportunities to make money in your spare time using your skills an experience to provide goods or services. Cottage industries are not a thing of the past, there are thousands of thriving businesses run from the spare bedroom or kitchen table. For example, if you are looking to make some notes selling your unwanted items, try Facebook Market Place where you can empty your spare room, free of charge. If you have any old books, games and DVDS, check the value on Zapper or Amazon. If you can cook, what about mobile catering?
Publishing has numerous online outlets, I am new to Hub Pages but I previously had success on Squidoo and did very well on Bubblews.
Bullion Vault will give you a free gram of gold to trade on the international gold bullion market. All you need to do is register an e-mail address. Its great fun anyway and will cost you nothing. If precious metals is your game, maybe you have got so gold jewelry to sell?
If you are interested in saving money on your everyday spending you will also enjoy our top ten money saving websites in the UK. These sites will boost your income by helping you save money on your day to day spending. The money saving section covers hotel accommodation, everyday spending and cash back websites.
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1. Affiliate Marketing
This is very easy to join and has programs operating in the USA, UK, Ireland and Canada. You pay Â£5.00 to register (UK) which is credited to your affiliate account. Once you are a member you can join different programs that you believe you are actually able to market. Some programs will allow you to join straight away, others will require you to tick a few boxes about how you intend to market the program. Other retailers, particularly well known names will not allow you to join the program until they have checked your website or blog and may not allow you onto the program if it does not compliment their brand image.
You should also consider using the Amazon Associate programme which is very easy to set up and easy to use. You can easily place links directly into your web page, blog or article and earn a commission on each sale. There is an intergrated taskbar that is visible whenever you login and you simply click the "link to this page" icon to create the HTML code that you can copy and paste into your site.
2. Cash Crate
Cashback and online surveys
Make money doing on line surveys and clicking on links with Cash Crate This site has members from all over the world and seem to be one of the better organised. It also has a cash back feature if you are shopping on-line. Before you set up your Cash Crate account it is worthwhile setting up a "spare" e-mail account which you can dedicate to your survey activity. This will reduce the amount of spam received to your regular e-mail account. Other on line survey sites that you can use are Global Test Site which is a US site which also sends out cheque payments in pound sterling.
3. Picky Domains
Got any bright ideas
If you are good at slogans or coming up with names then you could become a contributor on PickyDomains. Registration is free and easy. You get 40-60% of the order value. You will need to work hard at this and you will need to have a natural flair for coming up with catchy slogans. Read the FAQ section of the website before you commit too much time to this.
Compete for work online
Set up a profile on Elance where you can compete for assignments in different kinds of work, including sales and marketing, law, admin support and writing and translation. Over on Five Squids you can earn Â£5, Â£10, up to Â£50 undertaking one of the tasks advertised on the site. I have not looked at this one in detail but you can also post your own jobs where you are will to pay a user to complete a task for you.
5. Start Trading in Gold
Buy and sell Gold and Silver Bullion
You can trade the international gold market on the London, US and Swiss exchanges. If you set up a Bullion Vault account, they will credit your account with a free gram of gold which you can trade on any of the three exchanges straight away. All you need to register is an e-mail address.
Funding your account is very easy and you can hold it in cash with bullion vault until you are ready to buy gold bullion. To withdraw your funds you will need to validate your account by proving a copy of your passport and a bank statement.
Bullion Vault also have an affiliate referral program. You can earn 25% of the commission generated by people that you introduce to the site. To find out about this click on the link, click on help and type affiliate into the search box. If you don't fancy the highs and lows of the international gold market but have some gold you wish to sell you may be interested in Post Gold For Cash.
6. Publish your Novel
Selling books, games, CDS and DVDS online
Have just come across this site which buys up your unwanted CDS, DVDS, games and books for cash. It is a UK site but looks very simple to use. You simply enter the barcode of the item into the What's it worth? box and you instantly get a valuation. You print off a packing label, send it to Zapper and if all is well you receive your cheque in the post. The minimum order value is Â£10.00 and about 20% of barcoded books are accepted but most CDS, DVDS and games are, according to the site.
You can also trade in your old books and video games at Amazon. Amazon does not always offer the best price and it pays out in Amazon vouchers so check the website reviews and other sites first. We Buy Books offers top ratess for books and you can also trade in CD's, DVD's, video games and blu rays. If you have antiquarian books to sell, Amazon has a huge database of rare books where you can check your books value. You can then list the book on ebay or go to your local bookstore to get a higher.
8. Sponsored Tweets
Sponsored Tweets is a platform where tweeters and advertisers can get tgether. Advertisers want YOU to tweet their products and will pay you to do so. What you need to do is establish a profile that is attractive to advertisers. They select the tweeters that they want to work with on a pay per tweet basis.
9. Facebook Market Place
Sell your unwanted stuff
Facebook allows you to sell your unwanted stuff for free. You don't even have to leave the house to post it as the buyer will come and collect. This is a great way of getting shut of large and small items and generating an income by de-cluttering your house.
Writing online can be lucrative, but it takes time to establish content. Many sites come and go, Bubblews being a recent casualty for me as I made a fair bit of money from it.
Ten businesses you can start from home - Cottage Industries
This is ten ways to make money from home, without the internet. Until the 1970s commonly referred to as cottage industries, working from home has gained credibility as a legitimate business method. High speed internet, fax machines and cost advantage has made working from home a legitimate and worthwhile way to conduct business. Apple inc, HP and Google were all started in a garage or spare room.
Each idea listed is accompanied by a relevant link which will provide details about the business in question and usually details of other sources of help for that particular idea. Don't forget, you are your success. Start a business about something you are passionate about.
- Walking The Dog
This business requires very little start up capital. You will need to love animals, especially dogs and be prepared to go long distances by foot. You may also need to collect dogs by car. One of the biggest costs to consider is insurance, which you w
- Outside Catering
If you are a keen cook with a passion for preparing good quality food, you could turn your skill into a profitable business. There is a growing demand for catering services with people preparede to pay a premium to not have to do the work themselves.
- Buy and Sell online
This link takes you to a tool where you can search for local, pick-up only items in your local area. Pick-up only auctions tend to attract less bidders and therefore fetch a lower price. Once you've bagged your eBay bargain, you can either resell it
- International Association of Virtual Assistants
If you have office, admin and secretarial skills and want to be able to work flexibly from home, a career as a virtual assistant might appeal to you. As well as a PC you will need a basic home office. A printer, fax and storage device for your client
- Buy and Sell used stamps
Almost anybody can get their hands on an old stamp collection. You may have a collection in your loft or basement or maybe you were given one by your Grandad! Whilst to many stamps are boring and mundane, even the most simple of stamp collections cou
Money Saving Ten - Money Saving and Income Boosting
Where can you get advice about making money on line and earning an extra income working from home? Where can you get advice and tips from other people about money saving and money making? Can I share my own tips and experience about earning money from home? These links are the top resources available on the web if you are interested in boosting your income and saving money every time you spend.
No two of these sites is the same. Each of these money saving sites offers a different method or system which can deliver big savings on your shopping and everyday spending.
- Money Saving Expert
Over 60 ways to boost your income. Lots of great ideas here to boost your income including stoozing with your credit card, making money renting out your car or parking space, earning on the web, tax rebates and benefit checks and working from home. T
- Money Supermarket
This should be your first port of call for car insurance, mortgages loans and credit cards. You can enter your details into the site and search most of the web for the best deal. Once you have found the best deal you should go through a cashback site
- Quidco Cash Back Shopping
Quidco is one of the leading cashback websites in the UK. Its easy to register and you can start earning cashback straight away. You can also get cashback awarded on your high street shopping at several major UK stores.
- Hot UK Deals
This is a great site for finding the latest deals both online and on the high street. The hot deals are generated by users and as a registered user you can vote individual deals hot or cold. You can view either the hottest deals posted or the newest
- Smart Save
This site offers discounts on restaurant, hotels and theatre. The most appealing aspect to the site is the 20% off that it offers at many UK attractions and days out. Worth checking if you can't get a 241 direct from the attraction.
- Hotel Comparison
This site is well worth a look as it compares the best hotel deals available on about twenty different sites, you just enter your details once.. When you have done the comparison you can use a cashback site such as Quidco to save even more or simpl
- Break Free Holidays
Camping holidays and caravan parks. This site has some of the best deals for Haven, Parks Resorts and other operators in the UK and across Europe.
- Blink Box
Watch movies online for free. You can watch several movies, including some all time greats, absolutely free. No need to download, these movies are streamed directly to your laptop.
- Citizens Advice Bureau
Free legal advice in person and over the telephone. Your local CAB can help you with legal, relationship, debt, consumer and benefit issues. There is also a huge online resource on a variety of topics.
EBAY for Money Making Ideas
EBAY has lots of information guides and books available if you are serious about making money on the internet.
What do you think is the easiest way to make money online?
Don't forget to vote in our poll, The Easiest Way to Make Money Online. You can choose from online surveys and survey sites, blogging, cash back sites, writing on line, affiliate marketing and competitions. You can find out more information about all of these from the information above.
What is the easiest way to make money online
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