October 26, 2010

Quick Ways to Earn Money Online

A full-time job that pays well is the dream of many. But the reality of a lot of us, especially in this job market, is that we have to piece together a number of part-time or even full-time jobs.

If you are looking for some quick ways to earn a little extra money online, here are some quick and straight-forward suggestions.

Take Online Surveys – paying anywhere from $1 to $50 per survey and more, online surveys were once the purview of online scammers, but have not become a respectable and stream-lined way for marketers to tap into the social conscience of today’s “connected” generation. Start with well-known reputable companies, such as Pinecone Research, and be sure to avoid any outfit that asks for your bank account details. Another tip-off that the site is spam? A questionnaire that takes you longer than 3-5 minutes to complete.

Sell stuff on eBay or Craigslist – With the holiday season right around the corner, you may be looking for quick ways to earn a little extra pocket money to buy presents for your loved ones. Why not dump the clothes and gadgets you no longer use? Ebay has a thriving 2nd hand market and setting up your own store is quick and easy. All you need is a paypal account and you’re ready to go. For more information on being an eBay seller, check out this post on How to Sell on Ebay.

Take on some freelance writing jobs. You don’t need to be Hemingway to earn a living from freelance writing, but you do need a good turn of phrase, attention to detail, and the ability to communicate well — with your readers and your boss. Some writers find their gigs on Craigslist; others turn to bidding sites. Some even like to take fate into their own hands by writing a blog.

Become a video game programmer. Not only do most gamers work online, you can even get your video game degree online. Totally seamless tradition! Learn more about getting your start in the gaming profession from this article on How to Be a Video Game Programmer.

Whether you’re in Montana or Mozambique, one of the best parts of working online is that you can literally do it anywhere that you have a computer and a high speed Internet connection. Learn more about how to work online from abroad in this post on Freelance Travel Writing.

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