Make Cash Online
If you want to make cash online, you are like millions of others. Many people have used the internet to go from rags to riches. Some folks have acquired vast fortunes utilizing the internet to further their ambitions.
There are many ways to make money, and attempt to make money online. Some ways to make cash online require little if any work or effort, monetary investment, and very little time.
Other ways require a great deal of work and effort, money to get started, and maintain it, and a large commitment of time. Still other ways fall somewhere in between the two.
We will look into some examples of these ways to make cash online, and why some ways may be worth taking on, and why other ways should be avoided.
It is also possible to utilize more than one of these online cash making methods. This may depend on your financial situation, your time availability, and areas that you have knowledge of or interest in.
Skeptism is Healthy
I have tried and been involved with many different money making opportunities over the years. The best bit of advise I can give you is to be skeptical.
If you are looking at opportunities to make cash online, be sure to do your due diligence. I can tell you that there are many folks out there that spend day and night thinking of ways to take advantage of gullible, ignorant individuals.
The internet is still like the wild, wild west in that there is limited regulation, and enforcement compared to the off line world.
This environment draws the unscrupulous shysters, scammers, and hucksters that want you to believe you can make a lot of money overnight for little if any work, and that there is a free lunch.
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Realize in most cases, there is going to be some work, and at least some of your time involved. You will likely have to spend some money, although there are some exceptions to this general rule.
It is ok to take some risks, and chances, after all nothing ventured, nothing gained, but make sure you look before you leap. Assume it is illegitimate until proven otherwise.
Online surveys are a very popular way to make some extra money online. You likely won’t get rich filling out online surveys, but you may be able to put some decent cash in your pocket if you find the right survey company. Surveys are used by many companies to test products and ideas.
They want your opinion to determine the viability of their new products, or to improve existing products. In addition to filling out forms, survey companies may also be willing to pay you to read your email, and to watch videos.
Surveys can take as little as less than a minute, and as long as several hours. Generally speaking, the more time needed, the more it pays. You can earn anywhere from a few cents a survey to $100 or more depending on many factors, but primarily time needed to complete it.
Other surveys may pay you in points that you can use to buy products. It is free to join most online survey sites, but there are some online survey companies that do require a fee to join. Filling out some personal information is usually all that is needed to get started. There may be some age requirements, but these are usually not stringent.
Start Your Own You Tube Channel
If you are not the shy type, and don’t mind being on camera and sharing your knowledge, and experiences, then starting your own You Tube channel may be the go to online cash generator you seek. Many people are cashing in big with this method.
Do you have an area that you are passionate about? Do you have expertise in a subject, occupation, hobby, or pastime? Chances are excellent that thousands of others do also.
YouTube is one of the most visited websites in the world. It generates millions of visitors who are looking for everything under the sun, much like Google visitors, only with a living, breathing human being to describe, and show them the way.
Ideas that work well on YouTube are: How to’s, travel experiences, product reviews, gamer reviews, food/cooking/recipes, comedy, pet training, and job seeking just to name a few.
All you need to get started is a Smartphone. You don’t need a super expensive camera. Be consistent with your videos, and you could well develop a following.
Share your videos on Social Media like Facebook, Twitter, Linkein, Google Plus,and others. You can also embed your videos on your own blog or website. Email marketing can also be a helpful means of getting the word out.
You can make money with your videos by allowing YouTube to place advertising. Every time someone clicks on the ads you make money. This is called Google Adsense.
You can also monetize by directing viewers to a specific website or link that you have set up to make commissions with. This can be to a link beneath the YouTube video, or to a link on the video itself.
Download and Install Apps
This is another idea that you won’t get rich from, unless of course you design your own apps, but downloading and installing apps is about as easy as it gets to make a few extra bucks.
You not only get paid when you download and install the app initially, but you can get paid for every month that the app is on your phone.
This may only equate to a few cups of latte a month, but at least you didn’t have to do much to get it.
MobileXpression – launch this app, and you will be eligible to win prizes each week. You can also play an instant rewards game by joining in on market research.
ShopTracker – just answer a few questions, and you will earn $3.00 on any device. This app helps companies find out what people are buying online, and you will continue to earn money every month that you keep this app on your phone.
Neilson Mobile Panel – this is same company that does the Neilson TV Ratings. You can earn up to $50 a year for installing the Mobile Neilson app, which provides information on how people use their phones.
Other interesting apps are:
If you spend a lot of time online like I do, you come across many different types of websites. Some websites are more user friendly than others.
Some are clear, concise, and easy to understand and navigate around. Other websites can be a challenge to discover how to find the information that you are looking for or interested in.
There is a website that will pay you up to $30 an hour to test other websites. UserTesting will pay you to open up a website, navigate around, complete a set of tasks, and share and record your thoughts as you are doing it.
Fortune 500 companies such as Apple, Microsoft, and Adobe are clients you could be testing websites for.
It will be difficult to make a full time income with Website Testing because the opportunities are inconsistent, but you could possibly make a good, part time or supplemental income.
Building a Website, Blogging, Affiliate Marketing
People could, and do make a living by each of these online money making methods individually, or some combination of all three at once. In fact, it is easy to blur the lines of descriptions of each of these types because they can all be utilized at the same time.
You could, theoretically at least, make cash online selling your website building services to others, assuming you knew how to build websites.
And, you could become a blogger, and depending on your niche, you could sell advertising on your blog site once you built up a large enough following and had consistent traffic.
And, you could become an affiliate marketer by finding online companies that provide affiliate opportunities to make commissions. You would though have to know how and where to market these opportunities in order to generate affiliate commissions.
There is one online opportunity that combines all three of these areas of expertise in one place. They provide all the education, expertise, training, tools, and support needed for you to realize the power of combining these online disciplines.
The good news is, it is easier than you might think. There is unparalleled support within the community, and it is FREE to start. They also give you 2 free websites, and provide training to get you off the ground. The name of this company is Wealthy Affiliate.
You only need to provide an area that you are passionate about, and a willingness to learn, and to build an online presence, and a business along with it. Wealthy Affiliate basicly holds your hand for you all along the way.
This is not an opportunity that is get rich quick. It is, however, an opportunity that you can build a business with that will last you for many years.
There are many other ways to make cash online such as stock trading, network marketing aka multi level marketing, currency trading, writing an ebook, offering your pro services on fiverr, elance, Upwork, or 99Designs, and many more.
Remember to be skeptical about any online or offline opportunity. Do your due diligence before you commit your valuable resources, and time.
Kick the tires, and get a feel for it before you go all in. Choose one or more of the numerous online opportunities, and you too can make cash online.
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