With the economy as bad as it is, job loss, and gas quietly sneaking up once again, groceries and other necessities going up, many are finding it harder to make ends meet. So, its not a surprise that more people are trying to make fast money on the internet. Summer is approaching and many people are wondering how they’re going to pay their cooling bill. Some (like me) have already been surprised by unexpected large energy bills. Families are finding themselves scrambling to make fast money in order to prevent something from going late or unpaid.
Here are some quick and easy ways to make money on the internet. Maybe you wont get rich but you might be able to make enough money to pay a bill or two.
You can’t talk about making money online without placing eBay in your discussion. While things have changed for this program since its beginning, it still allows people a good income selling goods online.
Anyone can find goods to sell on eBay at Garage sales, on Craigslist, Walmart, Sam’s and Costco and around your house. Most of us have stuff we consider useless that can be auctioned off on eBay for fast money.
eBay is loaded with free tutorials that teach you everything you need to know to get started. All you have to do is create an account and you’re in business.
Craigslist is my favorite! Mainly for the great stuff I can buy from my home town. But its also a goldmine if you put the time into it. Check out hoe “Craigslist Arbitrage” works.
I look over the Free section of Craigslist searching for things of value people want to give away. If you live near a large city, you’ll be amazed at what people will give away. You have to move fast, because your competing against others! Once you get the free stuff turn around and put it back on Craigslist for sale at a below market price.
You need to refresh the free page often. Craigslist also has other sections where you can find good deals on furniture, electronics and other items.
3. Freelance Yourself
There are many places online where you can sign yourself up as a freelance writer. Many people overlook the great demand for Writers Due to the need for content on the Internet. I personally buy a lot of articles written by these services. Sites like About. com as well as businesses use freelance writers. For most cases you don’t have to be a pro to write these articles.
One of these services, Freelance Home Writers, is a membership site that you can join to get access to companies looking for writers. You then pick the jobs you want to write about. Usually you’ll be writing blog post and content articles for websites. However you get a chance to write fiction and non-fiction stories as well. Check it out to see the opportunities they have as well as the other programs to make money from home.
4. Project Payday
If you know how to surf the internet your in business. That’s about the only requirement to make money with Project Payday, you’ll also need to invest a little time. It is one of the easiest and legitimate ways to make money online.
Project Payday has free sign up and tons of training video’s and a mentoring program to help you get started. You can expect to get offers in the $15 to $30 range. I’ve seen them go as high as $60 also. Most people do several offers a day once they get the hang of it and get a routine together, which usually takes about a day or so.
5. Read Emails – Take Online Surveys-Product Evaluation
There are businesses that receive thousands of emails everyday that need to be read. Business owners or other employees can’t spend everyday reading emails, so they outsource this.
There many companies that outsource this type of work as well as other time consuming chores such as online surveys, product testing, evaluation and others. Send Earnings is one such company that other companies outsource to. You sign up and are paid on a per assignment basis. You pick where you want to make money. It’s free to join and you can get started making money online very quickly.
Do you create crafts? Etsy is a huge marketplace online where people sell their crafts. It draws people looking for homemade products or craft supplies, some sellers find it more profitable than eBay.
I have to admit there are some pretty interesting homemade crafts on that site. If you have some crafts laying around you could get rid of or if you can make some up quickly, then this might be the thing for you to make some fast money.
7. Sell Books
Do you have a particular knowledge or skill? Maybe decorating or training dogs? Then write an eBook. Don’t think you have the skills to write then find a freelancer from the one of the places mentioned above. You’d be surprised at how well your eBook will do.
But if none of this excites you, then there are places like BestChoiceForEbooks. Com where you can purchase the master resell rights to eBooks, software and other products and rebrand them for yourself and sell them. You can sell them on eBay and Craigslist and keep all the profits.
If you like taking pictures with your digital camera you can make extra money selling your pictures online. You don’t have to be a pro!
Websites like BigStockPhoto, ShutterStock, Fotolia and others pay you every time one of your photos is downloaded. Many pay as much as 25 cents per download to a percentage of the commission on specialty photo’s.
People who do this type of work are called stock photographers and the photo’s they take are known as micro stock. A huge advantage of taking stock photography is that your photo’s keep making money over and over again!
9. Become A Go To Guru
Have you ever thought about being a consultant? Consultants for organizing a home, creating a babies room, throwing wedding showers and on and on.
You’d be surprised at what people will pay for your information! Show your community that your an expert and they will come!
The best thing about this business is its inexpensive and easy to start. You can do it part time from home.
10. Small Business Web Design
With all the WYSIWYG web generation software out there today, just about anyone can create a website. Programs like WordPress and Premium Themes, building a functional website is very easy.
There are small businesses all over looking for functional and simple sites. If you can go in and show them they can have an eye catching website that brings in customers for a few hundred dollars, they’ll tell everyone they know.
Plus you’ll have a customer for life and you’ll get to do all their updating as they grow! Now that’s a business model that makes money fast!