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Can You Make Real Money Online?

Updated on July 18, 2016

You have probably caught yourself up sometime wondering if it is really possible to make some real money online. Maybe make a living from the comfort of your home, through the internet. For many of us, this would be a dream life style. To not have to answer to anybody. Take control of your own life while doing something you really like. It is too good to be true, right?

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What Kinds of Things Can I Do?

The truth is: you will probably never going to get rich on the internet. Of course, it is possible, but very difficult and demands too much effort and/or luck (like anywhere else). But, following these tips, you can expect to earn a decent amount.

So, let's go to the main point: what kinds of things can we do on the internet to make money? I will list the main sources that I tried and had some success with. Just to be clear, I am not from the US or Europe, so these sites will probably work almost anywhere in the world.

Micro-Tasks

There are numerous sites to do micro-tasks and earn money. In my experience, Clickworker is the best for people residing outside the US.

Once you sign up to Clickworker, you need to take the UHRS assessment tests to get access to the better paying jobs. It is extremely important to take these assessments seriously, as you will only be able to take them once. It is not difficult, but something can go wrong and you lose your test.

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Writing

There are numerous ways for making money writing online. If English is your first language, you have some advantage, but it is nor a pre-requisite.

Writing can earn you a great load of money if you have the talent to attract traffic. Getting people to your site or blog can make you money with advertising and by selling products related to the niche you write about.

If you do not have the time or do not want to create a site or blog, you can still earn money writing in a few ways.

There are various sites in which you can sell your articles. For example, listverse is a site where you write a top 10 list with at least 1500 words and submit it to them. If your article is accepted they pay you 100 dollars. It is not easy to get accepted though.

Another good site, that accepts worldwide writers, is iwriter. You must subscribe, than take a simple English test and, if you are accepted, you can start writing. You begin as a standard writer, but if you write more than 30 articles and your rating is relatively high, you get access to higher paying jobs.

Translation

Translation is an excellent way to earn extra (or full-time) income online. Some of the best sites are Unbabel and Gengo. You can expect to earn $15 or more on these sites, depending on how fast you are.

The best paying sites for translating, as well as writing and every other freelance work, are Upwork and Fiverr (and other freelance sites). I do not cover them in detail, because they are harder to master and to get jobs. But, once you do, you can make a full time income just on one of them.

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A job that is considered very boring for most people is transcribing. And that can become an advantage for you. The most known sites where you can transcribe for money are Transcribeme and Rev.

How much you can earn transcribing may vary a lot on you typing speed. You may be able to make $10 an hour or more, so it is a good source of income.

Surveys

It is true that you can make money taking surveys online. Just be aware of the scams. It is harder to find survey websites that work outside the US, but if you run a google search you will find some good ones. The only one I use cannot be promoted here through Hubpages.

You will not be qualified for every survey, but it is possible to make some easy cash. You may expect to earn around $30 to $50 a month if you check the site daily. It is not much but it is very easy money.

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Summing Up

To sum up, it is very possible to make a living online, especially if you are from developing country in which the living costs are not as high. You may earn somewhere around $1000 a month just in sites that are not that hard to get accepted.

Note: I will publish an E-book soon explaining every website (and many, many more) in this Hub in details. I will post a comment when it is finished.

Now tell us what you think

Which one of the ways listed do you think is the best source of money?

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Give Us Some Adivice

If you know about any other website where we can make money, please let us know in the comments. Thank you very much for your time.

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      Marcelo Faria 15 months ago from Brazil

      Thanks for the information.

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      Lori Robinson 15 months ago

      Amazon's Mechanical Turk - for various tasks like reviewing websites, taking surveys - etc...

      https://www.mturk.com/mturk/welcome