The concept of working online is becoming more popular and desirable these days. It almost seems like an obvious choice with a lousy offline economy, crappy jobs and greedy bosses who demand more and more work for less pay. The online economy, on the other hand, is doing quite well. So this working online thing is at least worth looking into, right? So let’s talk about some of your options.
Taking online surveys. Big companies have always set aside a portion of their budget for market research. By paying people to participate in online surveys, they can learn about consumers directly from the consumers themselves. Survey sites like CashCrate give you an opportunity to take surveys, fill out offers, watch short video’s or complete tasks. Some of the offers pay $10 or more but usually requires you to apply for and get a credit card or subscribe to a monthly service. Surveys, video’s and tasks don’t require you to buy anything and pay anywhere between $.03 and $3. It’s tedious and time consuming work. It’s very easy work but you won’t make a living at it, just a few extra bucks….literally.
Freelancing is like being an online independent contractor. It’s a great way for people to get specialized work done without hiring employees or for people to get paid for offering specialized services without having to find a job. People post work they need done and qualified freelancers bid on the jobs. Everything from writing articles to complete web designs and much more. As I write this, freelancer.com has over 4.5 million projects to be completed!
There are people out there making some great money blogging. Successful bloggers usually focus on a certain subject or niche and write about it often. Over time they are seen as a trusted authority in their niche. As a trusted authority, they can recommend products within that niche to their readers and earn a commission on the sale of those products. There are also advertising opportunities such as Google ads or renting space on your site to other web masters.
A well built website can be very profitable however, building websites is not a get rich quick scheme. It takes time, patience and perseverance. That’s not to say that you can’t make money in a fairly short amount of time but you must be willing to learn and put in the work. The amount of money consumers spend online is growing rapidly every year, and webmaster will continue to reap the rewards of this trend.
Become a local marketing consultant. Yellow Pages are out and Google is in. 82% of people now use Google to find local businesses instead of he big Yellow book. A lot of business owners aren’t even aware of this trend and the one’s who are, unfortunately, don’t know what to do about it. Helping local businesses get on the first page of Google is not very difficult to do and there is a lot of money to be made for people who do know how to do it. You can learn more about local marketing by reading my Power 3 Marketing review
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