How to Start Making Money Online

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This guide will serve as a beginners summary to making money online. There are well over a hundred ways to legitimately make money online (MMO). From freelance work to playing your favorite online games, there are nearly endless ways to earn money on the internet.

Ways to Make Money Online

I’ll explain the most common ways to start earning money online. Some of these methods don’t require anything upfront except your time and expertise.

  • Freelance: This is how most people start making money online. If you have skills in writing, coding, programming, design or video creation, you’ll find lots of work.
  • Sell Your Own Product: Do you have a product or brick and mortar business that you want to take online? Depending on the product, you could reach millions of potential customers. Alternatively, you could earn money selling other people’s products through affiliate marketing.
  • Build Websites: With CMS platforms like WordPress, cheap hosting and a wealth of guides to help newcomers, building websites is more popular than ever. You can build traffic and eventually monetize your websites, although this is a long-term plan. Alternatively, you can build websites to flip if you want a quicker return.
  • Dropshipping / eCommerce: Two popular ways to make money is to dropship or sell products you have in stock on a website or platform like Ebay.
  • Online Teaching: Are you an expert on a topic? It could be anything. There are a growing number of online education portals where an individual or company can create a massive open online course (MOOC) to sell to eager students.

We’ll explain more ways to make money online on our forum, but these popular methods are enough for you to get busy; Freelance work can help build up income before you attempt building your own website or product, as those methods take time to develop.

How to Find Freelance Work Online

Have you decided to earn your first dollar online by working freelance? We recommend using freelance job marketplaces such as u$#@%w initially. Webmaster forums can be a source of jobs too. LinkedIn is a great source for finding online work too. Lastly, I recommend F#@%$r, a marketplace with thousands of gigs ranging from songwriting to digital marketing to translations. There is no shortage of online jobs, but the competition fighting for those jobs is fierce. Thousands of people have realized working from home is in many cases better than working a regular 9-5 job. The freedom and potential for a great income are both attractive perks.

How to Get Paid Online

Making money online is great, but you need a way to accept it quickly. Almost everyone that works online has a PayPal account. If your country is unable to use PayPal, which is rare, you can use Neteller or Skrill, two other popular e-wallets to send/receive money.

Many affiliate programs will also play through check or bank wire. However, if you work freelance you’ll need an e-wallet, as most customers pay through PayPal.

Practical Tips for Working Online

  • Procrastination: It’s easy to procrastinate and not get any work completed when you’re at home watching TV or browsing social media websites like Facebook. It’s important to identify what needs to be done and ensure it gets completed.
  • Have A Schedule: Enforce a strict schedule. Set time to work, but also make sure you have time to spend with the family, workout, eat and everything else you need to do in a day. It’s easy to become unproductive when working too long.
  • Network: It’s important to constantly build connections in this industry. The more people you know, the easier it is to get things done. If you freelance, building up your client list is important, as it’s rare one client will require all of your time.

Continue reading through our forum to learn way more about making money online. We have lots of detailed guides and educational threads to help you on your journey.
 
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It's been a while now since I heard a lot of good benefit in working at home online. It been my biggest dream to monetize my own website but I am a very busy mother and didn't have so much time since I also have a full time job. Its true that procrastination doesn't really help. I wish I could start setting it up as soon as possible.
 
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Amazon has a program that is called “Mechanical Turk” or sometimes just M-Turk. You have to have an Amazon account and then sign up for M-Turk to use this program.

Once you have signed up, then you can look at the list of different projects that are available. You start this program at the basic level, and then you can qualify for better jobs as your skill progresses, and you have proven what you are able to do.

Amazon has a variety of different things that a person can do, with different skill levels; so just about anyone can find something on M-Turk that they are able to do. They include everything from doing surveys to transcribing documents or writing short articles, and a lot more.
I signed up for M-Turk and I have done a few jobs, but not enough of them yet to get past the basic skill level.

Since this is an Amazon enterprise, there is not any worry about being paid for what you do, and you can cash out in Amazon gift cards to use on their website.

Each task has the amount that you will earn posted right along with the information about the task, as well as the level of difficulty and how long the estimated time for completing the task should be.

If you are handy at freelance writing and conversant on a number of topics, this could be an excellent way to supplement your income in your spare time since you can do each task when you feel like it, and are not locked into spending a lot of time there unless you choose to do so.
Here is a link to a website that explains more about how M-Turk works, and what the writer thought about the experience of working there to test it out.

https://www.thesimpledollar.com/can-you-actually-earn-reasonable-money-from-mechanical-turk/
 
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Amazon has a program that is called “Mechanical Turk” or sometimes just M-Turk. You have to have an Amazon account and then sign up for M-Turk to use this program.

Once you have signed up, then you can look at the list of different projects that are available. You start this program at the basic level, and then you can qualify for better jobs as your skill progresses, and you have proven what you are able to do.

Amazon has a variety of different things that a person can do, with different skill levels; so just about anyone can find something on M-Turk that they are able to do. They include everything from doing surveys to transcribing documents or writing short articles, and a lot more.
I signed up for M-Turk and I have done a few jobs, but not enough of them yet to get past the basic skill level.

Since this is an Amazon enterprise, there is not any worry about being paid for what you do, and you can cash out in Amazon gift cards to use on their website.

Each task has the amount that you will earn posted right along with the information about the task, as well as the level of difficulty and how long the estimated time for completing the task should be.

If you are handy at freelance writing and conversant on a number of topics, this could be an excellent way to supplement your income in your spare time since you can do each task when you feel like it, and are not locked into spending a lot of time there unless you choose to do so.
Here is a link to a website that explains more about how M-Turk works, and what the writer thought about the experience of working there to test it out.

https://www.thesimpledollar.com/can-you-actually-earn-reasonable-money-from-mechanical-turk/
I started out with Odesk and mTurk years ago and I do think mTurk was the best then because you can register as a business enterprise and get workers under you, they'll do the work and you'll get a cut from the contract amount. There's a good earning site called Freeeup it's one of the best Mini Task Sites nowadays.
 

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I started out with Odesk and mTurk years ago and I do think mTurk was the best then because you can register as a business enterprise and get workers under you, they'll do the work and you'll get a cut from the contract amount. There's a good earning site called Freeeup it's one of the best Mini Task Sites nowadays.
I have never heard of mTurk; Is this a service provided by Amazon?
 
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I have never heard of mTurk; Is this a service provided by Amazon?
Yep it's an Amazon company where you register and login to do small tasks what's good with this is that you just pick one and start doing work. Also you can register as a business or enterprise, where you can get your own workers to do jobs and you'll get a cut of the contract. It's more established and reliable than u$#@%w, problem is nowadays rates are low because of the number of workers. The best now is freeeup.
 

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Yep it's an Amazon company where you register and login to do small tasks what's good with this is that you just pick one and start doing work. Also you can register as a business or enterprise, where you can get your own workers to do jobs and you'll get a cut of the contract. It's more established and reliable than u$#@%w, problem is nowadays rates are low because of the number of workers. The best now is freeeup.
amazon loves to take advantage of their own popularity and success. Amazon has a ton of affiliates, so in the mind of amazon, we can make more money if we do not pay our affiliates for doing all the hard work, however, amazon does have their pros and cons, and paying their affiliate low commissions is certainly a con, however, one of their pros would be great upselling, so if someone comes to your pet shop, and they end up buying some related to auto parts, then you will still get a paid commission on that sell, and the 24hr cookie that amazon uses is a big con; Amazon expects affiliates to do all the hard work, then gives them a tiny commission, then insults affiliates with a lame 24 hour cookie, and once this cookie expires, then it is 100% profit for amazon! This just shows you how greedy amazon really is, and overall, a complete turn off, and I am not very likely to buy on Amazon either, however, I have bought quite a few items from eBay, and like their business style more than Amazon.
 
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