This is definitely a popular question…
Can I make money online?
The quick and simple answer is …
Of course, the next question has to be…
Before I go any further I need to stress that I’m only talking about ‘ethical and legal methods’. There are more than enough people and businesses on the internet who are more than happy to part you from your money in whatever way they can.
I’ve been caught before and it not only reduces your bank balance with no return but puts a hole in your self confidence and increases your stress levels.
I’ve given a quick description for each method but have to say that I haven’t tried all of them. Some I wouldn’t because of my own limitations and others seem a little too risky but that doesn’t mean they are scams or unethical.
Below I’ve listed a variety of different methods but, to be honest, this is only scratching the surface.
Amazon has many different ways for you to make money online including Amazon Associates(their affiliate program), Mechanical Turk and FBA (Fulfillment By Amazon).
For information follow this link Learn About How To Earn Money With Amazon and learn about more ways to earn online with Amazon.
You are paid when a sale is completed and you are paid a commission on the sale price. The commission can vary enormously depending on the product.
Amazon is probably the biggest business using affiliate marketing and although their commission is relatively low they have millions of products to promote.
As commission is only paid for actual sales, this is a cost effective method for businesses to use to promote their products.
Buy And Sell Domain Names
A domain name is another name for a website name. My website’s domain name is www.startyourbusinessonline.com.
This methods needs you to buy a domain name from somewhere such as GoDaddy.com or Namecheap.com and then selling that name online.
The name of the game here is to buy low and sell high.
This is not something I’ve tried but there are lots of resources available to show you how to do this. Remember though, there will be so many people offering you a product that can make you rich if you buy their product which they will try to convince you is the only way to buy and sell domain names.
Yep, this really is a way of earning money online and it even has its own title…
This, obviously, isn’t a reliable income source but there are people who make a full time income from it.
Of course you need to enter a huge number of competitions and this takes time.
Many competitions just ask you to enter your details or email address but some are a little more detailed.
If you have time on your hands and enjoy competitions then this seems to be an enjoyable method of earning an income but it is an unreliable method.
Ebay is a great way of selling some unwanted items or creating your own selling business.
There are costs involved when selling on Ebay. At the time of writing, you can list 20 items free of charge and then a cost is involved. A percentage of the sale also goes to Ebay.
Basically, Etsy is an online shopping mall for those wanting to make, sell and buy unique goods.
If you are a crafter then this may be a good place to sell your designs.
It’s also a very pretty place to visit and if you are looking for something special then it’s a good place to start.
“Fiverr® is the world’s largest marketplace for services.”
If you have a service to offer then you can add it to Fiverr. It’s quite an extraordinary place.
Whether you want to offer a service such as; copywriting, transcription, cartoons, logo design or something like, ‘promoting your business in yoghurt on my bare legs!’, there is an opportunity for you at Fiverr.
I strongly suggest you pop along and see what it is all about.
I know that some people make a full time income by selling their services on Fiverr.
Freelancing is a way of being self employed whilst offering your services to single or multiple clients.
As a freelancer, you set up your service, how much to charge and also choose your clients.
There are benefits to freelancing including working from home, setting your working hours and choosing your own clients.
The downside is that it can take a while to create a portfolio and a list of suitable clients.
There are a number of online agencies who can help you find work and I’ve listed some below.
No Risk Matched Betting
For the gamblers out there I’ve included this method.
I’m not a gambler so I’m not sure of all the technical jargon but I do know people who have earned a substantial amount of cash through using this method.
Below is a link to a post giving all the details of this.
Start Your Own Business Website
This sounds so scary doesn’t it? But…
Honestly it isn’t.
I had never used the internet for anything other than research up to 3 and half years ago but now my websites are providing an income so I can live my life comfortably.
Below is the training video that I used to teach me how to build my first website.
My recommendation would be to start your business online but, as you can see, there are so many other methods of earning money without leaving the comfort of your own home.
As I said, this is just a drop in the ocean when it comes to ways to earn money online but don’t get caught up in any scams.
This is a great way to earn whilst staying in your comfort of your own home so don’t let any unscrupulous people invade your space.