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How to make some money on the Internet

Updated on March 12, 2016

One of the greatest benefits of the 21st Century is the Internet. In previous years, the idea of making money on the Internet was unthinkable. However, with the advent of the Internet and improvements in telecommunication technology, there are now several legitimate ways to make reasonable income on the Internet. They include:

1. Surveys:
Companies want to know customers' experiences when they purchase their products. They want to know the impact of these products on the lives of their customers. The only way they can achieve this objective is to pay Survey Companies to take random surveys of a target market and give feed back to the Companies that ordered for the surveys. In return, these Survey Companies pay survey takers for their time. There are several websites that gives you the opportunity to get paid answering simple questions regarding daily household products ranging from groceries to food, Protein Supplements, Electricity Use, Car use, e.t.c. Popular Survey Companies in the United States include Pincone Research, My Survey, My Points, Survey Spot, I Poll among others. If you are keen on making money through surveys, then you may consider joining "My Survey" or "Survey Spot"

2. Writing Articles Online:
Article writing is another popular way to make some money on the Internet without stress. Article writing has evolved into a very high paying work at home opportunity with several people taking the advantage to make easy income. There are several websites that offer good writers quality pay to sell their skills for cash. They include:

(i) Iwriter:

Iwriter is an article writing service that matches writers with requesters. The requesters pay Iwriter to order articles, Iwriter on its part pays the writer. Iwriter is one site that enables you to start making money as soon as you register with their website as a writer. If you want to make money immediately and want to see your account credited within the week for your hard work, I recommend that you join Iwriter today. There are four categories of writers on Iwriter. They are Standard, Premium, Elite and Elite Plus categories. All new writers start at the standard level. A writer needs to put in a lot of work at this level to get promoted to the next level which is the premium level. The pay increases as you progress and at the topmost level, which is the Elite Plus category, the pay could be very substantial. An hardworking writer in the Elite Plus category can make up to $400 dollars daily. Articles are posted on the article board on Iwriter for interested writers to pick according to their interest. There is a limited time within which a writer must complete the article and submit to the requester. When this time limit is exceeded, the project returns to the article board for another writer to take on. Iwriter makes payment in three schedules. Writers have the choice to select which ever payment schedule they want. One thing is however non negotiable. All payments are made to Paypal.

(ii) Textbroker:

Textbroker is another writing service that matches writers with clients. To become a writer on this platform, you need to sign up with them by submitting a few personal information then you will be prompted to submit a writing sample. Your writing sample will be reviewed and rated by the editors who will give you a rating between 1 to 5 depending on the quality of the writing sample you submitted. The highest level is Level 5 and it is very desirable. An hardworking Level 5 writer can conveniently make $400 on a daily basis. The process involved in writing for Textbroker is actually very simple. Once you have been accepted as a writer, whenever you sign in you will have access to the job board where you will be presented with several jobs. Once you see a project you feel can easily complete you will be given 10 minutes to browse through the special instructions of the project. After browsing through the special instructions of the project, if you choose to accept it then you can pick it. You have a time frame within which you must get the project completed otherwise it will revert to the job board for another writer to work on. You can only pick one project at once. Once you are done, you submit it to the client and once the client accepts the article, your account would be credited.

3. Affiliate Marketing:

Affiliate marketing is another great way to make money online. The logic of making money through affiliate marketing is easy to understand. Big retailers like Amazon, Bestbuy, Walmart recruit individual marketers referred to as affiliates. These affiliates are given unique website links. Each website link is identical to a particular affiliate. As an affiliate your work is to promote your unique website link and you get a percentage of profits made from every sale that is made through your link. The most popular affiliate service is Clickbank. Clickbank allows affiliates to promote e-books from vendors that have submitted such e-books to Clickbank. For every sale made, the affiliate is paid commission which could at times be as high as 50%. Another popular Affiliate Marketing service is the Amazon Affiliate Network. Typically Amazon pays 4% commission to Affiliates for every sale made, at times such commissions may become as high as 8% depending on the overall volume of sale the affiliate has generated in previous times.

4. Trade in online classified items:

Trading in classified items is one of the smartest sale moves a person can make. Why? The answer is simple and logical. Classified items are used Items that are about to be sold off by their owners. There are several websites that makes listings of classified items, the most popular ones are Ebay and Craigslist. As a potential buyer you respond to ads from any of these websites, bid for an item, negotiate with the seller, pay the seller and make the purchase. Then you sell to another person at an higher price. That is how you make your profit. The reality of how this business works is that not every one willing to sell their items is out of cash. Some people just need the extra space for the new items they intend to buy to come in. These people will sell at giveaway prices enabling you as a person to make a high profit. Several people have made a fortune from dealing in used items. If you are interested in this job then I recommend you join ebay immediately.

5. Blogging:

Blogging is one way several people have achieved financial success right from the comfort of their home. Blogging is an enterprise that will fetch you what an employer cannot pay you as a mid-level employee. The blogging enterprise works in a simple manner. A blogger creates a website and begins creating useful and intriguing posts on a subject matter or a range of subject matters wherein the blogger is very knowledgeable. As a result of these posts, the blogger develops a dedicated internet audience that grows in number every day. When you have attained a very large audience, companies and brand marketers pay you huge sums of money to advertise their brands to your audience. As your blog grows in popularity, the amount you charge advertisers increases and as much as you maintain your audience your blog will always make money for you.

6. Become an Online Tutor:

This is another Internet based work that can fetch you substantial income. If you have a degree in English Language or other Languages, then you can make money conveniently as an online tutor. There are several online colleges and universities that employs online tutors and pay them a decent income on an hourly basis. A good number of this online institutions use Skype as a medium of communication between the instructor and the students. If you are familiar with video conferences on the Internet you may consider becoming an online tutor immediately.

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