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Updated on October 4, 2011

Making Money Online

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No matter how much is written about working online from home, it continues to be a hot topic. I just checked with the google adwords tool for the phrase "work from home" and saw that 2,240,000 more people had asked the same question globally this month. I guess making money is always a draw for most people. None of us are millionaires and yes that little extra cash does come in handy.

The work from home opportunities have increased dramatically since the time the internet took root. Today working from home has become an accepted social career. Finding legitimate work from home is no longer a problem. Sure there are some scams that take in the newcomer looking for work at home jobs, but it is possible to weed these out and concentrate on stuff that really allows you to make an income online.

Initially to earn extra cash people would take on data entry jobs from home. It is quite a regular feature even today, but its drone work. It is totally repetitive and there isĀ  no creative satisfaction. Which if you consider yourself a writer can be an absolutely frightening experience. I tried it and lasted for exactly one month. Hated every day of it.

Then come the work from home freelance sites. These allow you to bid on jobs and if the employer likes what he sees, you have a project to work on. The rates are all rather flexible. The same 500 word article can fetch you anything from $1 to $10 depending on who you are selling it to. If you can to KWP or Keyword Phrases well to figure in search engine result pages, you can ask for more money per article.

And then there are the membership sites. These allow you to make money online by chatting, gaming, or viewing ads. All of which take a very minimal level of intelligence. They also have online surveys that you get paid for. Unfortunately most of these sites are US centric and do not offer global work at home opportunities.


Disclaimer

As a word of caution let me say that none of the links above or below have any of my affiliate or associate data on them. They are merely links to the sites. If you want to join in on my network, mail me and I'll send you the link with my information on it.


My share

Where you will find me

Now as I mainly earn money through freelancing I am to be found on Odesk, Elance, Guru, Rent a Coder, Get a coder and Get a Freelancer. I initially signed up for all the sites I could lay my hands on. Now I realize that it was not the great idea it seemed at the time. I have multiple mails coming in from all the sites and I am flooded with mails I take ages to sort out.

So despite having discovered new sites where I can find work such as problogger, wahms, and online writing jobs, besides i freelance, I have decided to stick with the few sites I am comfortable with. So as of now I have projects on in Guru, Elance, and Odesk. I also take up smaller projects on Rent a Coder as and when time permits.

Writing what others want you to write can be economically beneficial but is creatively frustrating. For creative freedom and poetry there is no place like Triond. I am very much present there, joined up in May first week. Have recently been paid for the month of May so, I know they are very prompt with the pay.

I am also to be found on Associated Content with just 4-5 articles. I did join them some time back, but found hubpages to be far more addictive. So I have more hubs here than I have content on Associated Content. On Bukisa with about 35 articles and almost a month, I am no where near their payment threshold of $10. So can't say if they pay or don't. Guess I'll write in an update when these two sites deliver.

UPDATE

Jan 2010 - Bukisa just paid up my first ten dollars. AC is still to get there.

Feb 2010 - AC just paid my dollar and half via paypal in six installments of cents as per each month's performance payouts.

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      Nancy McClintock 4 years ago from Southeast USA

      Great Hub Thanks for the links. I will be book marking them. voted up

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      Glad to be of help Good Lady!

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      Penelope Hart 5 years ago from Rome, Italy

      Bookmarking your super Hub and thank you so much for sharing.

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      My pleasure, hope you can make some use of it!

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      recappers delight 5 years ago

      Superb hub with a lot of very valuable information. Thank you.

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      Lisa Dewey 5 years ago from Far left of The South & Extreme west in my best imagination!

      Even more writing/blogging opportunities that I was note aware of! Thank you for sharing your very helpful information!

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      Thank u Sameer

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      sameer-speaks 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Tremendous info. ....have been searching for exactly this kind of info for so long......you rock Cashmere.

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      BOOK REVIEWS 5 years ago from The Low Countries

      Very interesting, thanks

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      Thank you arunii, I have just reached payment threshold with redgage.

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      arunii 5 years ago from Delhi

      excellent list and i like your payment sharing information for more credibility !

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      Thank you tiankids and jamterrell.

      I know deadbeat millionaire, that's why its such a popular subject

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      jamterrell 5 years ago

      This is wonderful as ever.

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      Deadbeat Millionaire Review 6 years ago

      Quite a few of us are indeed searching of sites which can help them earn money online yet does not know what site to put their trust on. Thanks for sharing this information because after reading your post it helps me realize that certainly the sites I used to come across are money maker. :)

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      tian kids 6 years ago

      nice information...make money online is the better way to get money now....

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      cashmere 6 years ago from India

      Affiliate marketing is for freelancers who have already got a hold of what the online market is like.

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      Google Sniper 2 6 years ago

      Interesting and informative article. However, I think there's a lot of hard work involved as a freelancer. Alongside this, why not build your own money-making website as an affiliate for a product? Once this is completed (possibly 1-2 days) you can get back to the other work while the website makes income for you, without having to touch it. Sounds good to me!

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      cashmere 6 years ago from India

      Glad you agree nyc123

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      nyc123 6 years ago from Houston, TX

      Nice hub! You are also absolutely right, the subject of making money online is always going to be intriguing to most, even if a person is only looking to make some side cash to compliment their primary income. Keep up the good work!

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      vista-progs.blogspot.com 6 years ago

      thanks for this great info

      im a new to this field of online business and money making but i hope your article really helps

      :-)

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      fl12.blogspot.com 6 years ago

      Thank you very much my friend, you are very kind in sharing this useful information with? others....

      The details were such a blessing, thanks.

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      Thank you Make money goal, price man, cleon, paul and gamelover.

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      Meskens Geert 7 years ago from Belgium

      nice work

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      Paul Hong 7 years ago

      This looks like a great hub and I will check out some of the recommended money sites.

      thanks,

      Paul

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      cleon123 7 years ago

      wow what a list , very informative hub , Thanks

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      Priceman 7 years ago from Northampton, England

      I fink I right good and wonted to lurn ow to mak muney on line, this is just the trick. :-D

      Great article Cashmere, nice links. I love the art of pensmanship and have bookmarked the page. I have so much to learn from you, thanks. Kind wishes, Martin

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      James Flynn 7 years ago from Edinburgh

      Good list, thanks for takign the time to compile it. Bookmarked and voted up. Thanks again.

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      Thank you tips and bd! Hope you can put it to good use!

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      bd160900 7 years ago from San Diego

      I got some great information from this! thanks

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      Tips Of Money 7 years ago

      nice great hub and good tips

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      Yes Squidoo is also good, but I have not opened an account with them yet, so am not sure how good they are in revenue generation.

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      donkeymailer 7 years ago

      Squidoo is also a good revenue sharing site.

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      freelancer 7 years ago

      This is really awesome and I, being a freelancer is able to knwo more on this. I have been freelancing for quite a long time and you can visit my profile in one of my favourite freelancing site.

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      scheng1 7 years ago

      Actually Helium is more for international writers.

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      Thanks Jasnav, am glad it helped you.

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      Jasnav 7 years ago

      Hi!

      Great hub there. I've been working on a lot of these freelance sites as well to include Guru, elance, ifreelance etc but am a regular on Guru mainly. Triond, bukisa etc seem good, but the number of views are pretty low. Bukisa doesn't seem to have too friendly a support staff, unfortunately.

      Would definitely try out some of the other sites mentioned. Great hub absolutely. Will be recommending it to a lot of people who keep asking me!

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      Paid to take surveys, I'm sure your hubs will be useful to people looking to make money online.

      Thank you harrist and Writer's block. Am glad you found the information on making money online sites useful.

      Lender there are two more sites I have discovered and have to edit and add them will do it next week.

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      lender3212000 7 years ago from Beverly Hills, CA

      Great resource! There were quite a few in there I had never heard of. I'll definitely have to check out a few of those!

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      Writer's Block 7 years ago

      Hey - what a great Hub. VERY useful. Thanks so much for sharing.

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      harrist 7 years ago from on the Net

      nice article and I agree with you a lot of people looking for keywords about making money online

      Great Information ;-)

      http://hubpages.com/hub/SEO-Google-and-HubPages-ca...

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      paidtotakesurveys 7 years ago from London

      Hey, great article! I've written a bunch of hubs on business ideas. Both online and offline. Check them out: https://hubpages.com/business/Business-Ideas-to-Ma...

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      Thanks aoiffe379 and cheeky girl. Hope you found some useful nugget!

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      Cassandra Mantis 7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      This is a very good resource for any aspiring hub writer who wants to make a few bucks! Or even a few hundred bucks! Heh! Cheers!

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      aoiffe379 7 years ago

      I found the hub very informative with useful resources. Thanks.

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      Unfortunately my dear Thoughtbreaker, data entry is a field that I have not ventured into online. It offers drone work with no option of being creative and thus does not appeal to my tastes. I wish you good luck in your search.

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      Thoughtbreaker 7 years ago

      hey cashmere.. really love to read ur articles.. want to know more with you.. am a final year student seeking online genuine jobs. i tried to be in data entry but all turn up scams. so i want you to give me some details about the online data entry sites if you have any. thanks a lot.

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      Hope you find the best combination for you!

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      r2punks 7 years ago

      very useful and informative hub, i'm be checking out some of these to see which works for me.

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      No problem. I have uploaded at least five images there so i know it works, but loading them takes repeated effort.

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      Peter 7 years ago from Australia

      Thanks cashmere I will give it another try!

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      red gage does have a slow uploader. Try it an hour or so later then it works

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      Peter 7 years ago from Australia

      cashmere, great information, I am on RedGage but I'm having trouble uploading photos. Do you have any suggestions?

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      Hi Scotty thanks for the appreciation. I've added three more sites to the hub so you might wanna take a look at them as well.

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      scottys thoughts 7 years ago

      Nice Job!! great Info. Thank You

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      Well sweetie we will know soon enough. I have just reached payout stage this month. As per their rules I should get paid next month. Will post my experience right away.

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      sweetie1 7 years ago from India

      Thanks cashmere for the info but is bukisa a legitimate site..when i neared payout stage they banned my account and didn't even gave me any reason despite 4 letters to them and my blogs are still there on site.

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      Loralie Lyndon 7 years ago from USA

      I'm making good money writing for eHow so I'm glad you put them on here. Thanks for a great hub!

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      Thanks Hayley

      Look forward to reading your book.

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      HayleyWriter 7 years ago

      Hi Cashmere,

      What a terrific article! I will definitely be coming back to it. I write for Constant Content, one of the sites you linked to, and I love it! I consistently make $500+ per month, just writing part-time for Constant Content, so it is a great site. If anyone is interested in joining this site, click on the link in the article to sign up. THEN find this ebook "Sales Success on Constant Content" (www.expandingcreations.com/ebook/) which helps new authors discover all the submission guidelines and rules before making mistakes. This is definitely a terrific site for writers. I'm going to check out some of your other links, but I can certainly vouch for Constant Content!

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      how would you do that vannarith?

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      vannarith 7 years ago

      i can help you to approve US verified.

      http://adsense-earning-cash.blogspot.com/2009/10/h...

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      glad to be of some help. All the best with your blogging Kevin

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      Kevin@makemoneyonline 7 years ago

      I tried online surveys and also blogging , i make some money doing blogging but not much i an still working on it . Thank for your article its very informative

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      The online surveys don't work for me...no one wants the opinion of some one sitting in semi urban india...

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      blbhhdcn 7 years ago

      This is a good informative article. Thanks!

      I am currently working at home, online, and earning quite big.

      here's another way to make money online;

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Take-Online-Surveys-Get-Pa...

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      MForlan, if you are being paid only for displat u don't need the irs.

      mroricle do share what u r into.

      all the best tushar!

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      tushar09 7 years ago

      Thanks for the helpful information. It will help newbies like me, keep it up..

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      mroricle1973 7 years ago from Virginia Beach

      Very good info. I am trying a few different things myself.

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      forlan 7 years ago

      associated content also ask our IRS so I think AC just for US resident.

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      My pleasure Hello

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks for a great Hub. Keep telling me where I get money ha ha ha

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      Thank you mchebli72 and Chris crow.

      Infocity, I saw the new feature. Great news.

      Crazybeanrider, I'm not too active on xomba. Will do the needful after the kid starts schooling again.

      Singular investo,gmca25r and mikeNV thanks for the feedback.

      Forlan, Associated Content only give page impressions to non US. So no IRS, no pay from AC.

      MikeNV differences are what make the whole gambit so interesting.

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      MikeNV 7 years ago from Henderson, NV

      It's interesting to see how people from different countries view different opportunities.

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      forlan 7 years ago

      Have associated content pay for non US resident? They ask my IRS. Of course, I have no IRS because I am not US.

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      gmca25 7 years ago

      that is good, because i am outside of usa, thanks is article

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      Blogging For Money 7 years ago

      Such a good article - I have been looking for an article with much information on the subject but I must say - this review is above and beyond :)

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      MikeNV 7 years ago from Henderson, NV

      Nice to see some links outside the USA. Too many people think the Internet is only USA.

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      Singular Investor 7 years ago from Oxford

      Thanks for the great list of sites Cashmere

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      achase 8 years ago

      Thanks for the informative review on each sites. Great hub!

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      Boo McCourt 8 years ago from Washington MI

      Fantastic information. I have been writing at Xomba for over a year. http://www.xomba.com/referral/77789901. I always enjoyed it better here though. It seems very unfriendly there. I am going to check out the links you supplied. Thank you.

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      Make Money Online 8 years ago

      In addittion, I will say that for someone who wish to start making money online, Affiliate Marketing is a very good idea.

      You just register with an affiliate site like Commission Junction and start using Google Adword to get referrals.

      So I think affiliate marketing should be prescribed to a newbie who wish to start making money online.

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      infocity 8 years ago from United States

      now you can see number of reads on your articles. i requested and they enabled.. http://expertscolumn.com/referral/657870aa

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      Chris Crow 8 years ago

      Another great list post that I'll bookmark for future use.

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      mchebli72 8 years ago

      nice info thnx

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      cashmere 8 years ago from India

      Thanks Stephen,coach dotty,ktowers, phoenixV and tgpmaker.

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      tgpmaker 8 years ago from BANGKOK

      The Best is Hub' Guru You're

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      PhoenixV 8 years ago from USA

      Great hub thanks

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      Kate 8 years ago from England

      Great info

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      Coach Dotty 8 years ago from Des Moines, IA

      Great info cashmere

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      Stephen Brno 8 years ago

      Fantastic work, cashmere!

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      cashmere 8 years ago from India

      @infocity, as a url channel?

      Thanks hubpageswriter and ucandoit2

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      ucandoit2 8 years ago from texas

      wow, thanks great job.Thanks for all the info.

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      hubpageswriter 8 years ago

      Great and informative article. I love Hubpages so much and am probably going to stick around here more. I've researched other sites, but I'm more familiar with HP..

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      infocity 8 years ago from United States

      you can add url channels in your adsense account. just copy url of your articles and them in adsense account. it will display.

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      cashmere 8 years ago from India

      inforcity, tell me how to check the stats on experts column, its so much more organized here on hubpages.

      Maria, you don't have to pay money to get information about all the jobs on getafreelancer. Many are available at the basic level.

      Jean, hope it helps!

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      Jean W 8 years ago

      Great information for an newbie like me. Thanks!

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      Maria 8 years ago

      Ezdia is also a freelancing site. It is similar to linkedin but additional feature of knowledge bucket where you can post your expertise. project owner search you through your expertise.

      we have to pay money in order to get project from getafreelancer but Ezdia is absolutely free.

      visit http://ezdia.com

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      infocity 8 years ago from United States

      No, i missed it. my account is with A Aryan. I read your article there, it seems you are just completing the formality of completing articles, i mean exactly 300 words u write.. Cmmon make them more useful after all they gone benefit you only. Like i did " human resource management " till now i got around 700 impressions and 35 clicks through that single article only... i mean thats great... expertscolumn rocks..:-)

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      cashmere 8 years ago from India

      Me Hubber thanks for becoming a fan.

      Hey Madhav you changed your pic?

      Tigermadstanley, that's why I wrote it. So often people tell you that you can make money here and there, but they have no idea how it works.

      Kayte, nice to meet a fellow freelancer! Have you tried out a site called constant content? Its a good place to write pre requested articles.

      Pen Style that is true. Hope the economy recovers soon!

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      Pen Style 8 years ago

      With so many traditional jobs disappearing I wonder what is in store for those of us who make our livings online. More competition surely, but hopefully more opportunities as well. Thanks for the great list of sites. I'm to check them out.