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How to make a 3-figure income part time
When you finish reading this article, you will know exactly how to make a 3-figure income part time. Sounds to good to be true? It is true. Remember, I'm only referring to a 3-figure income--meaning an annual income of anywhere from $100 to $999. Okay, here we go!
You are an expert!
What? You don't think you are an expert? Guess what, everyone is an expert on something. And you are an expert on at least one subject matter--your life's experiences.
Now that we have that clarified, you can put your expertise to work by sharing your knowledge with the rest of the online world, and the best part is you can get paid for it!
How do you share your expertise with the online world, you ask? You can write about it. Yes, the path to earning a 3-figure part time income is writing. You will be writing and sharing your knowledge online. Writing isn't easy, but you probably know at least one other person who can help you review and edit your writing with you; and in most writing sites they have editors who do this as part of their function. So that should not be a hurdle to this 3-figure income method.
There are many online sites you can write for. Some require you to apply and show prior writing work, while others just need a simple online registration.
Prerequisites to online writing
If you wish to get paid for writing online, there are some prerequisites. Most of these are logistical in nature. Here they are:
- Some sites need a PayPal.com account. You could have them send you a check to your mailing address, but it is probably more convenient if you can do it through PayPal. Signing up for a PayPal account is easy.
- Some sites need for you to have a Google AdSense account. Most writing sites use Google Adsense to generate revenue for the site. With your AdSense account, the writing site can direct your pay to your AdSense account.
- Some sites need for you to have an Amazon.com account as well.
- You will need to provide your social security number as they may submit a 1099 statement for tax return purposes.
Writing Web Sites
Over the years, I've seen many web sites that pay to have its members write. I will list the ones I know about as of this writing. The number next to the name is their alexa.com ranking (provides a ranking order for sites that receive traffic); number 1 ranking means that the site receives the most traffic.
- * about.com 68
- * ehow.com 108
- squidoo.com 209
- hubpages.com 287
- associatedcontent.com 1117
- * brighthub.com 1635
- helium.com 2257
- bukisa.com 3573
- infobarrel.com 4973
- yousaytoo.com 5175
- triond.com 5627
- xomba.com 7154
- howcast.com 9979
- firehow.com 125349
Those sites that I prefixed with '*' require writers to apply. And when accepted may have to go through some training and initial indoctrination.
There are so many sites, where to start
Wow! There are many sites. Where does one start? It really depends on your writing skill, writing experience, and expertise. You may have to check out each one to make a determination. If you aren't sure, then you could start with sites that take any topic, like:
These sites simply need you to register and provide some personal information in order for them to report your income to the IRS. Once you are registered, you can pretty much write about anything.
Briefly, this is what we covered in this article.
- You are at least an expert on one thing--your personal experience
- You can share your expertise to the online world and earn
- You need to establish your online payment receipt system
- There are many writing sites, and you can setup accounts on one or more of them
So begin writing already. In time you can be making a 3-figure part time income!