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Top 50+ Sites to Make Money Online For Free

Updated on April 29, 2015
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Kannan has been earning money online from the comfort of his home for more than 5 years. He has good know-how about making money online.

The internet is full of websites from where you can make money. Not all of them are genuine, in fact, most of them are scams. So which ones are genuine and will reward for your hard work. From whatever little I have experience (of 2 years) on making money on the internet. I have come across many websites from where you can earn.

I am going to list a top 50+ list of websites which are genuine and free to sign-up. I am not saying that you can earn this much or that much but definitely you can earn money from the below sites.

I am also not for a moment suggesting that you should sign-up to every other website on this list. Just two or three from this list is good enough. Like if you think that you can write good articles then choose one or two from the sites which pay you to write, or if you are interested in doing some freelance jobs then freelancing sites is just what you need. There are also some other unique ways in which you can make money which I am going to list here.

Let's get started.

  1. - A revenue sharing website where the author gets 60 percent of page view impressions and the other 40 goes to Hubpages. Means you earn sixty percent revenue from your pages.
  2. - Pages here are known as Lens. The more the popular lens more the money you get paid. Adsense is not required, nor do you need any other associate ID such as or Lenses are ranked according to its content, traffic, freshness. (Update : Squidoo was recently merged with Hubpages)
  3. - Similar like Hubpages in many aspects. This one is growing at a healthy rate.
  4. - Your articles are published on various websites on the triond network. You can publish anything from poetry to highly scientific article. Shares 50 % percent revenue as well as has Triond earnings which pays you for the amount of views generated on your pages.
  5. - Get paid upfront as well as for traffic that your article generates.
  6. - Shares 60 percent revenue generated on your content.
  7. - Write articles and earn. Minimum amount you can withdraw is USD 25. Another one which I personally like. You can also write blog-type entries, photos, videos, and upload your original documents to earn from it. This can also be used to create backlinks for your other articles elsewhere on the web.
  8. - Shares 75 percent revenue apart from organizing regular contest. You can even earn without having an Adsense account with their in-house ads system known as IB Ads.
  9. - Write articles and get 50 percent revenue generated on your content. Does not requires an adsense account.
  10. - No adsense required. Get paid on the basis of views generated.
  11. - A social networking website where you get paid for interacting with others, writing blogpost, commenting etc. The minimum payout is USD 50. But I tell you what recently there has been many complaints by its members regarding payment.
  12. - Based in New York this is a complete social networking site just like Facebook (at least some reviews say that) but you get paid for your post. Post can be anything such as photos, videos, writeups etc. Earnings are very minimal but you still earn something.
  13. - Become a guide on a specific topic on The selection procedure is tough and only authors with deep knowledge about a topic get selected. So if you have in-depth knowledge about a topic, and the topic is available then you can try your luck. They are very selective and the ones who get selected earn top dollar here.
  14. - Write high-quality unbiased product reviews that help people and earn.
  15. - One of my favorites from the list. Do small task known as HIT and get paid. Learn more about this here : How to Make Money on
  16. - Similar to Mturk
  17. - Sell your stuff on Ebay. Get a free seller's account and sell products (new or used).
  18. Amazon Associates - Promote products or your articles or websites and earn an affiliate income when someone buys from your link.
  19. - Write high-quality articles and get paid if someone buys it. A highly researched article with good information will make as much as 50 dollars.
  20. - Textbroker lets you to earn good income from your writing. If you can write quick and fast then textbroker will be extremely good for you. You get paid upfront.
  21. - Sister site of Textbroker. The .com site is only for US citizens whereas the accepts people from all over the world.
  22. - If you can create unique logos, or can create great looking business card designs then this is the place for you. Basically a crowd-sourcing website catering to designers from all over the world.
  23. - Great photography will make you a good income here.
  24. - Bid for freelance projects and work for clients from around the world.
  25. - Similar to Odesk.
  26. - You can directly write for any of the clients without any bidding. Many writing projects are available for you to choose and write for a client which meets the price that you are looking. You can opt for weekly, bi-weekly or monthly payment.
  27. - Complete free offers and earn points which can be redeemed as gift certificates on There are also paid offers here.
  28. - Partner site of Points2Shop, the only difference here is that the points can be redeemed as cash via check facility or by Paypal.
  29. - Another freelance website. If you get going on this website then it will be can make you a good income.
  30. - Another unique way to make money. If you are good on giving advice to people then Ether will be profitable. It works like this, when you sign-up you get a unique number which can be forwarded to your real number. Advice people and earn from it.
  31. - If you are a professional psychic, then head-on to Bitwine to prepare your profile.
  32. - Become a guide at Chacha and provide well-researched answers to questions that web surfers ask. Once you reach 100 dollars you can request the payment. In the process of answering questions you also increase your knowledge manifold by researching answers and interacting on the site.
  33. - Another get paid to answer website but you'll need to have an adsense account to earn. I have read some good reviews of this one.
  34. Youtube Partners - Become a video webmaster and earn by participating with Youtube. Get paid as much as 3-5 USD (only a rough estimate) for every thousand views on your videos.
  35. - Earn HulkPoints to do various things on the website and redeem those points for some free shopping.
  36. - Sign up for a free account here and earn when you surf the web, watch videos, play games etc. to earn points which are known as swag bucks and in exchange get products.
  37. - So you shop a lot. Then head on to this site and earn reward points when you shop for various products. The points can then be traded for other products.
  38. - Complete free survey to make money here.
  39. - Provide your valuable opinion for various products and services for an income.
  40. - Another genuine online survey site.
  41. - Another genuine shopping site who pay for promoting their products. You get a commission when anyone buys from your referral link.
  42. - Sell your designs or become an associate.
  43. - Are you a designer, and do I hear a T-shirt designer. Head on to Teespring to make your own designer T-shirt and if someone buys you make money. This getting popular by the day.
  44. - Another crowd-sourcing website to earn part-time. If you are active on other crowd-sourcing websites and don't find work of your choice on other sites then head on to this one in search of work.
  45. - Best site for freelance programmers and web designers. Literally thousands of projects at any point in time.
  46. - Discuss anything, post your experience, respond to others who have similar interest and other fun ways to get some money in the side.
  47. - Upload original videos and earn an income from it..

48. - Earn money for providing answers. The withdrawal limit is only twenty dollars.

49. - Become a tutor and earn when someone requests your service. You set your own hourly rate. It takes time to establish your credibility here and make someone to get what you are offering. If you have a good portfolio and are experienced then can itself become a good source for your income.

50. - Share your pictures and get .22 cents for every thousand views on your photographs.

51. - A survey site which pays for every survey you take.

52. - Complete free surveys here.

53. - List anything that you can do or create for five dollars and make money when someone buys your service or product. Fastest growing and fun place. Just go and see what some other people are offering. Some gigs are hilarious.

54. - Every image download of yours can make you anywhere between .25 USD to as much as 28 USD.

55. - Get paid to complete offers.

56. - If you are good at craft and can make unique handmade products then you can sell and earn thousands of dollars on Etsy. It is the largest online shop to earn money from hand made products.

Less is More

Instead of looking to earn money on every other website it is advisable that you concentrate on 2-3 of them and work with dedication.

My Favorites

  5. Amazon Associates
  9. Ebay
  10. Youtube


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      Pharmf667 3 years ago

      Hello there, I discovered your website by the use of Google while looking for a related subject, your web site came up, it seems good. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks. fdgbgec

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      story-maker 4 years ago

      good list.. I want to add few more:

      For freelancing / outsourcing:



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      Annette R. Smith 4 years ago from Grand Island, Florida

      Thank you for publishing this extensive list, Kannan. You've created a very helpful resource, and I've bookmarked the page for further study.

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      iguidenetwork 4 years ago from Austin, TX

      Wow! There are so many online avenues to choose from in making cash. Thanks for the exhaustive list you made.

      Up, useful, interesting, shared and a following. :)

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      Shadaan Alam 4 years ago from India

      great hub well researched, but i sticked to what you said 'less is more'

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      Arielqiao 4 years ago

      Sounds very great! Does anyone of you earn some money from those websites?

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      JoanCA 4 years ago

      Great list. is another way to make money from Adsense and the Amazon Affiliate program. And you get 100% from ad clicks. But it takes a lot more time to really build up traffic than using something like Hubpages and it really helps to have some kind of profitable niche.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi kannanwrites,

      Your favorites 1, 2 and 8 are also my favorites and your tip there about concentrating on 2-3 sites rather than running all over is well-advised. That is a long list, surely internet is limitless on opportunities. Voted up and more.

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      Aman Thakur 4 years ago from India

      Superb information here. I was searching for such sites apart from Hubpages and you provided me the desired information. Hats off to your hard work in compiling the whole data. Voting UP, awesome & useful.

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      LOCHSmith 4 years ago

      These are wonderful sites. Which of them is the highest earners?

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      Trisha Faulkner 4 years ago from Indianapolis

      Wow!! What an awesome list. This is bookmarked for sure. :) Thanks for sharing it with us!

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      bestsites 4 years ago

      These sites are great, but the quantity os much, it is beter if you can tell about top-5 among these... thanks

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      maheshpatwal 5 years ago from MUMBAI

      Kannan very well researched and informative hub about making few extra bucks..... Voted up

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      Asif 5 years ago

      I started an ebay business a few months back, currently on 200 sales per month, of cheap low priced items dropshipped from china warehouses. Very impressed with how quickly sales can be made!

      Started youtube partnership about 3 weeks ago currently on $2 per day and I only just started. I can see myself making a 4 figure monthly income within the next month or two!

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      carlarmes 5 years ago from Bournemouth, England

      I like your list of ways to make money online. For it to work you need to focus on only a small number of sites otherwise there will be no payday, and you need a mass of traffic to make any money from it.

      A hobby that might make enough for a pizza meal now and again.

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      Sara 5 years ago

      thanks for the information

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      Eugene Brennan 5 years ago from Ireland

      Plenty of info here. Another site I have come across is FotoKoi which makes requests for photos under various categories and pays you when your photo is chosen. At present there doesn't seem to be much competition and I have sold a couple of photos there already.

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      Graham Lee 5 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Thanks for such a great hub. Full of information so freely given. voted up.


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      ShaamCA 5 years ago from India

      Wow!! such a huge list to make money online for free I just know only 3 to 4 websites from this, thanks for sharing it hope this list will be useful for everyone..

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      Graham Lee 5 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Thank you. Useful, interesting and voted up!

      Best Wishes.

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      TENKAY 5 years ago from Philippines

      Thank you. This is info is what I need. Thanks for sharing.

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      skinsman82000 5 years ago from Frederick Maryland

      This is a great blog to get started if you'd like to make money online in the privacy and comfort of your own home. What a dream, ha. I'm writing here and would love to one day get paid writing online.

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      BayAreaLawyer 5 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area

      Do people really earn from the survey sites? I've always stayed away from those myself.

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      NessaMetharam 5 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Thank you so much for sharing this. I never knew that there are so many sites out there where you can get paid. I would love to try them out! Thank you!

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      Java Programs 5 years ago from India

      Hi kannanwrites,

      One of the great list for making money ....

      Nice article ... keep the good work up ...

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      creamsoda 5 years ago from Canada!!!

      Thanks for the prompt reply! I agree...spending money to join a making money site is bad news. I am excited about checking some of these others out though.

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      Kannan Reddy 5 years ago from Mumbai

      @creamsoda They ( used to be a free to sign-up website. I think lack of adequate projects may have turned them as a paid membership site.

      I am removing that one from the list, and any site which ask money should not be considered. One other rule to earn money on the net is not to spend money.

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      creamsoda 5 years ago from Canada!!!

      nice list. I've used a few myself. I checked out and I noticed that it costs $50 to start. I feel a little leary about that...

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      Dina Blaszczak 5 years ago from Poland

      Very informative hub, thanks a lot for gathering all this information and sharing it with us! :) Voted up and useful.

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      BizVT34 5 years ago from USA

      Great stuff, will link it.

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      William Elliott 5 years ago from California USA

      Hello kannanwrites. Thanks for an informative hub.

      I know my readers at my blog will be interested in this hub so I have posted a backlink to bring them to you.

      Thanks for all the work you put into this hub.

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      grinnin1 5 years ago from st louis,mo

      Wow! You've done your homework. Thank you for the research and information you have here. Great hub!

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Great hub! Very useful to all of us and for those with many talents. Well done!

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      arthinfosoft 5 years ago from Ahmedabad

      It is Really Informative And Innovative Hub Post, Keep Us Posted With New Updates.

      Its Was Really Valuable Hub.

      Thanks A Lot.

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      Kannan Reddy 5 years ago from Mumbai

      @Newyork204 Seems like a case of sour grapes. Nothing can be achieved without hard work. There is nothing like overnight success anywhere.

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      Wesley Barras 5 years ago from Anchorage, AK

      What a crook of crap. None of those sites produce anything. You all are stupid sheep who believe anything. :-(

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      jmckinny 5 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

      Very useful list, voted up, and thank you for writing this article!

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      keish_777 5 years ago from Jamaica

      great great great, just great. maybe i can ask you then, where online can I sell my website for decent bucks?

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      htodd 5 years ago from United States

      That's great list..Thanks for sharing nice info

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      Kannan Reddy 5 years ago from Mumbai

      @abih Most of them accept international users.

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      abih 5 years ago

      is it for international users or US resident only.

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      Pankaj Chobharkar 5 years ago from India

      Amazing...seems like you've covered all the best ones! Thanks...

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      koaan 5 years ago from Egypt

      Great hub that put me on the right track , thanks a lot.

      Voted uuuuuup

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      Life-styleCoach 5 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for your article. I am new to all this and you have really simplified it. Your right there are too many scams out there.

      Good luck and I hope your saving some of the money your making.


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      AliceFSpencer 5 years ago from Texas

      Great list voted up!

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      ziyena 5 years ago from ... Somewhere Out There ...

      Awesome hub ... I have pinned this article to my pinterest board. Thanks for the info! Voted up

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      Seth Norman 5 years ago from Ohio

      Voted up and awesome! I've been looking for legitimate place to make money on line for a while without any real success.

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      Jennifer 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Great and useful

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      LauraGT 5 years ago from MA

      Thanks for the list. So, do people publish the same articles on multiple sites?

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      Budman610 5 years ago from Ohio

      Excellent hub!

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      Eight8Consulting 5 years ago from United States

      this hub has really made me go crazy, i never knew which websites can bring me some money and this hub made it lot easier for me!!!! thanks for such a great informative hub

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      prune 5 years ago from Maine

      Good info! I haven't seen a list like this anywhere else.

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      kikalina 5 years ago from Europe

      Can I add and the cloud croud application on facebook!

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      Jaye Denman 5 years ago from Deep South, USA

      I like that you not only posted the websites, but wrote blurbs to tell readers the gist of what is required for each. Thanks! Voted UP, USEFUL and INTERESTING,

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      pinappu 5 years ago from India

      Oh what a great list!! Some of this site are new to me. Thank you very much.

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      Sharilee Swaity 5 years ago from Canada

      This is a great article! I have bookmarked this on Delicious and am keeping it for further reference. I really like that phone number idea. Thanks for this!

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      Sally Hayes 5 years ago

      Wow! Thank you so much for compiling this list! I bookmarking this Hub and I can't wait to start trying these sites out. I already knew about a few of them, but definitely not all 50. Have a great day! - Sarah

      Voted up, useful, awesome, shared!

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      wetnosedogs 5 years ago from Alabama

      I am booking marking this, also. Thanks for the hard work put into this. I am a member of swagbuck and mturk. Checking out more.

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      Live to Inspire 5 years ago from Lethbridge Alberta Canada

      Thanks for your hard work!! Great Hub

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      kaledra13 5 years ago from Virginia

      This is super helpful. I bookmarked you hub so I can keep coming back to this list. Very insightful. Thank you!

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      Laurel Lee 5 years ago

      This is great! It inspires me to expand my horizons.

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      Nare Gevorgyan 5 years ago

      Great article. Thanks for sharing!

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      Lauryallan 5 years ago

      Yeah I can understand that but it's a start.

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      Kannan Reddy 5 years ago from Mumbai

      @Lauryallan In comparison there is significantly less amount of work on the site.

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      Lauryallan 5 years ago

      Hey this is great! I was looking for something like Textbroker but they said they only took American writers and I live in the Uk but now they take on other writers on

      Signed up just now, submitted writing sample and am waiting to see how it all works.

      Thanks and voted up and useful.

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      winbo 5 years ago

      thanx for sharing.. Great job

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Another thanks for putting this resource on money making sites together for us!

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      Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      kannanwrites...Sending you a big hug and Thank you for this great list!! I've printed it and tacked it to my board!! You are a Pal!!

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      JR Krishna 5 years ago from India

      Very informative hub!

      I am amazed at the way you managed to collect so much information.

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      Donna Kristine 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      I'm on and it works. I've gotten sales each month. Nice Hub, voted up!

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

      Terrific resource! Thanks for compiling this - so many people will enjoy it. I've been overwhelmed at the long list of places where writers can publish. Voted up, useful and SHARED.

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      liolianta 5 years ago

      nice it helps ;)

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      archgirl1985 5 years ago from Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

      Awesome list! Thanks! I will have to try some of them out, and see which ones work for me. Do you have ones that you have tried and prefer over others?

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      Erlz12 5 years ago

      This article is...awesome! I'm seriously thinking of making extra money in the net. Thanks for all the sites you mentioned. I'll try some, mix around a bit, and find out which sites work for me.

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      Aki Macropoulos 5 years ago from Greece, Austria, Germany, Kosovo

      You article was of great help. Thanks

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      mfriedstore 5 years ago from 176 Flushing Avenue Brooklyn , New York

      Thank you for the tips. I already have hubpages and squidoo account. But some that you have mentioned are new to me.

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      tiffanytwisted21 5 years ago from Philippines

      this hub is really helpful! bookmarked! thank you!

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      awesome and useful... hats off to the research man!!

      i liked a few sites i checked into.

      Had a problem with the chacha site w9 form. I am an Indian national.. and saw no provisions as such for foreign nationals on the website..

      nice work man

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      momothe1st 5 years ago from what for? ... and does it matter ...

      nice hub ^_^ ... but it is hard to choose .. REALLY HARD XD

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      wildrosebush 5 years ago from Kissimmee, Florida

      This is really great, thank you. smart too.

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      onthegrind 5 years ago from Florida, United States

      Awesome hub and awesome list. So many ways out there to make money. Thanks.

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      odeisa 5 years ago from Anaheim

      Nice! Thank you for sharing these sites. I would like to stay in hubpages though...but the wizzley is kind of tempting.

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      sumit 5 years ago

      i need every type of online or net job but i can't pay any amount... if any company offer such types of job please reply me...

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      smiileyfacexo 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Wow that's a lot. Great hub!

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      guidetoweb 5 years ago

      Thanks for such a valuable post. Sure it will be helpful !

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      bookerboy 5 years ago from Ireland

      every day I hear of at least 20 new web 2.0 sites....its enough to make your head spin - but great article none the less!

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      GClark 5 years ago from United States

      Interesting and useful Hub - voted up! It was great finding some sources that were new to me - always like to learn something new in an area of interest. Thanks for sharing. GClark

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      Mazlan 5 years ago from Malaysia

      Good hub, I have used at least two on your list! bookmarked for future reference. Thanks for sharing

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      katrinasui 5 years ago

      Great list! Few sites are new for me. Thanks for sharing.

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      Worldofwow1992 5 years ago from Michigan

      Thank you so much for this! The idea of digging around for more credibale websites is just demotivating. I'm very glad I read your article.

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      editorsupremo 5 years ago from London, England

      Great list. You could make it 54 with it is a good site with many writing jobs on which you bid.

      Bookmarked and voted up!

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      Debbie Roberts 5 years ago from Greece

      Wow!!That is a list and a half!! The thought that maybe I could earn a little cash online is starting to tempt me into exploring the options available. I've bookmarked your hub in order to check out a few sits an see what they are all about.

      Thank you for sharing this list in a hub, as people like myself wouldn't know where to start!!

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      Olaguma 5 years ago from Slovenia

      Awesome list!!! Found some new options to make money via it :)

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      RetailRich 5 years ago

      Thanks so much for sharing. i hadn't heard of the large majority of these!

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      jenniferg78 5 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

      Thanks! Now we will all be rich ;)

      I have used a few of these sites- machanical turk,, textbroker and Etsy (to buy). Some real gems but I guess there are a lot more sites out there!

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      Robert Burroughs 5 years ago

      I have never heard of most of these. I will have to check them out.

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      imapple 5 years ago from Beijing

      Nice list,thank you for sharing

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      Vikash Kumar 5 years ago from New York

      Good to see such a useful list for people who want to earn some money on internet.

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      CeeGunn 5 years ago from Canada

      What a great list! Thanks so much.

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