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3 Simple Ways To Make Money From Home

Updated on July 10, 2015
Making money online gives you the freedom to work when and where you want.
Making money online gives you the freedom to work when and where you want.

Choosing the opportunity that's right for you.

With the economy headed in the wrong direction and more and more people losing their jobs, many people are looking for ways to make money online. Thousands of people start a new online venture everyday, but many people are trying to reinvent the wheel, when they could simply find some of the most powerful online money making opportunities and do what works already. When you are working from home you want a legitimate way to make money online that can show results fast. Here are a few of the best ways to make money online that you could start today and be making money instantly.


Mystery shopper online or out of the house is an option.
Mystery shopper online or out of the house is an option.

Mystery Shopper

One of the more legitimate ways to make money online is to become a mystery shopper or secret shopper. Big companies today pay billions of dollars to people just like you to come to their website and perform a service so they can evaluate the buyer experience form a neutral third party. You could be asked to return an item, buy an item, rate the time it took for customer service to reply online to a concern or even to just give a description of what they could do to improve the buying experience. Mystery shopping is a very popular and legitimate way for thousands of stay at home parents to make money online. One tip to avoid all the scams online, if you have to pay a fee for registering to become a mystery shopper, it is a scam and look for another company to work with.

Online surveys are becoming more popular as companies want to know what people think about their product or service.
Online surveys are becoming more popular as companies want to know what people think about their product or service.

Online Survey Taker

If there ever was an easier way to make money online, taking surveys has to be that opportunity. If you are looking to make quick money online you can work with a paid online surveys company that will feed you more than enough surveys to keep you busy for a long time. You do not have to pay one nickel to begin an online career taking paid surveys. You need to find a company that does not charge you any registration fee to join, then fill out an extended bio about yourself so they can funnel you surveys that are geared more towards your expertise. Once they match surveys to your bio, you can receive offers for filling out surveys that can range anywhere from $1 all the way up to $80 for some of the more involved ones.

Selling items on Craigslist is a great way to make extra money and clear out some old items from your garage or storage.
Selling items on Craigslist is a great way to make extra money and clear out some old items from your garage or storage.

Sell on Craigslist

One of the more easier and lesser known ways to make money online is utilizing the power of Craigslist. Unlike eBay and Amazon, Craigslist is free to use and if you can write some unique ads, you could make a real nice income with this particular site. What you would do is first set up your account. Begin by selling everything in your garage, basement, attic, friends attic, etc., until you get really good at the whole selling process. Once you master this technique, you want to encourage people in your town that you can sell their items for them online, for a small percentage of the sale. If you would rather not deal with people in that way, you could scour the flea markets and garage sales in your town for any potential items you could buy for next to nothing, and then resell on Craigslist for more money. Once you get good at this you will find ways to buy low and sell high faster and more efficiently.

Don't Get Suckered in By What sounds Too Good To Be True

Do you research before purchasing a program off an infomercial. At times when we get desperate we tend to believe what people claim because we want to. I haven't found any home based business that has made me money overnight. Running a home based business is not hard but it is also not a get rich quick solution to your financial problems. If you work at any one of these opportunities over time it will make you a pretty good income. The more you learn the business the more you'll make. Go into these with a mind set that you slowly build your income over time. These are just a few simple ways you can make money online with no start-up money, and be making a very nice living over time. The more work you put into it in the beginning will accelerate the time it takes to start making a good living.

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    • cyoung35 profile imageAUTHOR

      Chad Young 

      6 years ago from Corona, CA

      If you find the right fit for you the online survey sites can pay some decent income but they do take some time to be a trusted survey expert

    • cyoung35 profile imageAUTHOR

      Chad Young 

      6 years ago from Corona, CA

      Very true Perspycacious, you do have to be very careful of scams on any type of money making site. Very good point.

    • tammyfrost profile image

      Tammy Frost 

      6 years ago from Oregon

      Great. I heard of mystery shopping but I didn't know companies had shoppers mystery shop online. Cool!

    • Perspycacious profile image

      Demas W Jasper 

      6 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Be careful of the "Mystery Shopper" scams as covered in previous articles. Bookmarking for when I get over my debilitating cold.

    • Brett.Tesol profile image

      Brett Caulton 

      6 years ago from Asia

      Some good tips. Although I don't like the online survey sites (too many dodgy ones), I am curious about your mystery shopper option ... will check it out.

      Thanks for SHARING, up and useful.

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