Whether you want to make money online for your dream vacation or additional expenses, you’ll learn that it’s very easy to find internet-based jobs these days. Of course, you have to weed out the good from the bad. That’s why this article will give you eight of the best ways to make money online and eight of the worst ways, so you can avoid them in your travels.
According to a recent report via the Huffington Post, some of the eight best ways to make money online is finding freelance work at one of the following places.
- Elance.com or Freelancer.com
- Referrals on Facebook
- Fiverr.com or PeoplePerHour.com
Of course, you will need to be some sort of expert if you choose to become a freelancer. If you’re not a skilled writer or web developer, then you can make money online by doing one of the following.
- Teaching English to students around the globe.
- Selling stuff on major online marketplaces like eBay, Amazon or Etsy.
- Becoming a driver for Uber or Lyft.
- Becoming a blog or brand influencer.
Now, here are the eight worst ways you can make money at home. Some of these ways to earn money online should be avoided simply because they’re illegal and risky.
- Taking online surveys.
- Selling pirated material.
- Selling click-bait links on your blog or website.
- Online gambling
- Multilevel marketing or pyramid schemes
- Buying online investments or penny stocks
- Buying or selling items on Craigslist
- Spamming your Facebook or Twitter
As always, you should do your research beforehand and make sure some of the work at home jobs and online opportunities are legitimate.
Some people do wonder if they can make money by taking part in online surveys. There are several websites that promise you cash in rewards in exchange for taking for some of their surveys.
Some will pay only by vouchers, points, or cash through PayPal. Most have a threshold you have to reach before you can redeem your points or cash out. It’s important that you do your research when trying out survey sites, especially if they claim that you will become rich overnight.
When it comes to survey sites, search for reviews to see what other members have to say about their experience. Although some warn against using survey sites, they can be beneficial in making extra money online.
What are you doing to make money online? Share your experience below in the comments section.
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