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Can I Work Online?

Updated on June 20, 2013
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Is it possible to make money working from home?

Yes Moms, it is possible to make money online while working from home! You too can be a money-making mom earning extra cash for your family by working online.

There are many ways to go about making money online, they key is to find what works for you. Fortunately there are a lot of different opportunities and jobs online. Just like you have to kiss a lot of toads to find your handsome prince, so too you will have to try a lot of duds before you may find which online job works best for you to make money!

iPads, Tablets, Laptops, Notebooks...OH MY!

With the convenience of iPads, Tablets, Laptops, and Notebooks working from home or working from wherever the day in the life of a busy mom takes you has never been easier! You don't have to be chained to the desktop at home, there are work online jobs that you can do just about from just about anywhere with a tablet!

Do What You Love and the Money Will Follow

We always hear these great sayings when we're searching for a perfect money making opportunity such as:

“Do What You Love and the Money Will Follow”

“Figure out How to Get Paid for What You Love To Do and You’ll Never Work Another Day in Your Life”

You Can Have All You Want, You Just Can't Have it All At The Same Time!

Well, for now, you will have to toss these sayings out the window. Yes, these sayings bring to mind Rainbows and Balloons, and hopefully someday you’ll get to the point in your life where one these sayings about making money is true for you! However, right now, our goal is a little different. We need to find the online jobs that will make us a little extra money as soon as possible, not necessarily our dream job. For most stay at home moms the key is to make a little extra money for the bills, for trips to McDonalds, the movies, or for other fun family activities. You want to be able to make that money without leaving home, hiring a babysitter, traveling to work, and spending more to have a part time job than it’s worth financially or mentally.

It would be wonderful if one of your online jobs eventually becomes your Rainbows & Balloons job but for now, it’s time to put the rainbows and balloons out of your head and get busy finding an online job that works for you and will help you make money now!

Tell me more, how can I make money working online?

One way is by asking and answering questions!

Here is one of my favorite websites where you can earn extra spending money just for answering questions online it's easy to join and free to join, just click here! It’s a great way to get started writing online and to meet a lot of interesting people. This is a great site for those who know a lot about a lot of different things, like most moms do! It’s a chance to share your knowledge and expertise and earn a little cash too!

How, you might ask, can I work online and make money answering questions? Well, it's actually pretty easy. First, you must sign up for multiple Question and Answer websites and second you must be active on those websites. Working online is just like an outside job, you must put the time in - but, you can do it on your own schedule - once the kids are in bed and you have some quiet time, at 2pm, 8pm, midnight, 5am, whatever works for you.

Working on the Go!

One of the great things about working on question and answer websites to make money is that you can do it anywhere. You can bring along your smartphone or buy an inexpensive tablet and work while you're sitting waiting for the kids at dance or one of the many other activities where you have time to kill!

To be successful making money on question and answer websites you must be active almost daily on the sites and provide quality work. You can be less active, but not if you want to make more money!

Get Creative

Design and sell merchandise without having to buy any inventory! This website offers you the chance to open your own shop, design everything from mousepads to tshirts to iPhone cases to tote bags and many many more items and make money selling them!

This is an opportunity to create and sell designs on over 200 different products. The best part is that the product, payments and shipping are all handled for you. It couldn't be easier to run your own shop with lots of fun designs and merchandise! You can even make money selling products others have created!

Another Way to Work Online

This website is major player in the freelance work from home marketplace. This website is the world’s largest outsourcing marketplace with thousands of online jobs posted! It too is free to join. There are jobs are available in writing, internet research, translation, design, computers, data entry, education, and so many more categories they are too numerous to mention. There’s a good chance you will find work here!

Can I Work Online?

Yes, there are a lot of different options for moms to work online! Just take a look at our list of 100 websites where you can make money working online and start working the list. Keep joining and trying different online jobs until you find what you like, what you are good at, at what will make you the most money!

I've compiled a list of LIST OF 100 different online websites WHERE YOU CAN MAKE MONEY WORKING ONLINE. Here are 20 of the websites where you can work online and make money:

1. About.com

2. Accoladesupport.com

3. Allfreelancework.com

4. Alpineaccess.com

5. Amazon.com

6. Arise.com

7. AssociatedContent Yahoo Contributor Network

8. Authorhouse.com

9. Blurb.com

10. Booksurge.com

11. Bukisa.com

12. Buymytronics.com

13. Cafepress.com

14. Callcenterjobs.com

15. Cashpirate.com

16. ChaCha.com

17. Contractedwork.com

18. convergysworkathome.com

19. Craigslist.org

20. Creationsrewards.com


These are not get rich quick schemes. They require time and effort, but you can make extra spending money if you work online consistently. There are many different ways you can work online to make extra money, you can sell your handmade crafts on Etsy, be a virtual assistant on Elance, be a writer on Squido, sell your photographs, sell new or gently used items online on Ebay, take part in research studies, pet sit on Sitter City, answer questions on ChaCha, do any number of jobs on Freelancer or Fiverr.

For the rest of the list of 100 websites where you can make money working online just click here.

Here are a few key tips to help you be successful when you work online:

  • Create a gmail account for all the emails you will be receiving for your new online jobs. It’s best to have this dedicated account rather than use your current personal or business email accounts.
  • Open a paypal account if you don’t have one already. This is most likely how you will be paid for any of your online work.
  • Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. First you are going to try many different online jobs to see what you like best and can make the most money doing. The secret is not to choose just one online job, you will want to take jobs or work online at several different websites, not just on one.
  • Get Social. Join social networks such as Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Google Plus, CafeMom. Eventually you will get the time to use these networks and they may be helpful in promoting your online work.
  • Research and Join Google Adsense. It is key to making money online.
  • If you are going to sell products or crafts online create accounts at Ebay, Craigslist, Amazon and Etsy. Selling first through one of these venues can be more lucrative than starting your own online store with your own domain name and web hosting company. You can first learn the ins and outs of online selling at any of these sites since they are a wealth of information, and then you can go on to open your own online store.

Good luck with your efforts to make money online and don't get discouraged, keep trying, where there's a will there's a way!

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    • Melinda Longoria profile image

      Melinda Longoria, MSM 

      4 years ago from Garland, Texas

      Very informative information! Thank you for sharing this hub with us. There are many sites and tips within the article which I am planning to check out. This is a great hub to bookmark! :)

    • herbacoachtommy profile image

      Tommy Olsson 

      5 years ago from Sweden

      you are welcome :)

    • MomsTreasureChest profile imageAUTHOR

      MomsTreasureChest 

      5 years ago

      Thanks hberbacoachtommy, I appreciate it!

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      MomsTreasureChest 

      5 years ago

      Thank you galleryofgrace, updated!

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      galleryofgrace 

      5 years ago from Virginia

      Very thorough hub. Reminder: associatedcontent is now Yahoo contributors.

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      Tommy Olsson 

      5 years ago from Sweden

      nice post,well done

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