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How to make a 3-figure income part time

Updated on July 1, 2011
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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!

Write Online

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:

  1. Some sites need a 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Some sites need for you to have an account as well.
  4. 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 ranking (provides a ranking order for sites that receive traffic); number 1 ranking means that the site receives the most traffic.

  1. * 68
  2. * 108
  3. 209
  4. 287
  5. 1117
  6. * 1635
  7. 2257
  8. 3573
  9. 4973
  10. 5175
  11. 5627
  12. 7154
  13. 9979
  14. 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!

Have fun!


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      Juancho Forlanda 5 years ago from US of A

      Monica, thanks. It is definitely not for everyone. In order to succeed you have to like writing a lot. Some of the veterans here I'm sure are in the 5 figure range. And if you provide value through many posts, I'm sure you'll be there too. It just takes time. Thanks for stopping by.

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      monicamelendez 5 years ago from Salt Lake City

      This is a great start! We all have to start somewhere. I'm hoping that I can get my HubPages earnings to five figures!

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      Juancho Forlanda 5 years ago from US of A

      Thank you Arren123!

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      Arren123 5 years ago from UK

      Thank you, here a Hub I wrote about the site

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      Juancho Forlanda 5 years ago from US of A

      Arren123, $1500 is pretty good. Which web site did you make that from? And was it mainly from embedded Google ads, or affiliate ads, or something else. I'm sure other readers would benefit from your answer.

      The 3-figure income I made was for writing some technical articles for a technical web site.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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      Arren123 5 years ago from UK

      Interesting Hub, last year I made online just short of $1,500, which is a little more than what you are saying here, but that is only from one website, I written a number of hubs about the site. On Hubpages I made $12 last year, but hope to do more this, already at $53. Voted and interesting :)

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      Juancho Forlanda 6 years ago from US of A

      Go to There you can register your site and manage how Google sees your site.

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      jt walters 6 years ago

      Thanks forlanda. I apprecite you advcie and i will follow through I just have to figure out how I can register my website with google.

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      Juancho Forlanda 6 years ago from US of A

      It really depends on the traffic that you drive to your site. The subject matter that you are covering really has a lot to do with it and how Google see your site. Google has a lot of suggestions to make sure it knows exactly what you have. One of the things you could do is to register your site with Google. Another thing is to create a site map, which helps Google better traverse you site content. I think the recent "Panda" update in how they determine relevance has really helped get rid of those sites who simply repeat certain key words to get to the top of the search results. If you focus on quality and coherent content, your site should float to the top.

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      JT Walters 6 years ago from Florida

      I really like this argument and while I have adsense I don't seem to be able to generte funds but it hasn't been a month yet so I can be patient.