This article is guest posted by Erica Martin.
Everyone wants to earn some extra money whenever there is a chance to do that. These days there are plenty of ways in which you can make money online from your home in your free time. Here are some ways by which you can make money online discussed below.
1. Set up your own blog
You can have a regular source of income through blogging. After you have set up a new blog, you have to spend the first few months in trying to market an publicize your blog in order to bring in new visitors. Once you have started having a steady stream of visitors, you can monetize your blog with advertising from different reputable sources like Google Adsense, Amazon Affiliates and so on. You can provide affiliate marketing for different merchants too.
2. Sell on online auction sites
You can sell the items that you won’t need any more on online auction sites such as eBay and Craiglist. This is a simple and easy way to make money from items that you don’t need and would serve the dual purpose of earning money and getting rid of unwanted items.
3. Take surveys and get paid
You can check out various survey sites that offer you rewards or cash if you take part in their consumer surveys. This is a great way of making money online. The payment that you will get can vary depending upon the type and length of the survey. It also depends on who the survey is being conducted for. Usually the best rates are offered by leading manufacturers who conducts different surveys.
4. Make handmade goods for Etsy
This is a unique way of earning money online and also expressing your creative talents. Etsy allows you to put up anything for sale that you make by your hand. You can sell handmade jewelry, teddy bears, soap, chocolates, paintings and what not. Here promising artists can sell their drawings, paintings, textile art and so much more and good rates.
5. Freelance services
You can get paid for selling various freelance services online. There are websites like Elance, iFreelance and Freelancer that facilitates you in offering your freelance services of web development, marketing, graphic designing, programming and so on to customers.
6. Sell photographs in stock photography sites
There are many websites that allow you to submit your photographs so that customers can download. The major among these sites are Fotolia, EveryStockPhoto and iStockPhoto. Customers usually pay a small amount of fees to download these photographs in order to use for their websites, newsletters of other publications. You will get your royalty depending upon how many times the photograph you have clicked is downloaded.
Thus you can see how these various methods can help you to earn money online.