After taking my Speech Power class, I dashed to my desktop and read my emails. Suddenly, an email subscriber caught me online and instant messaged me on gTalk. He needed help he said, we conversed for bout 10 minutes.
I won’t paste his exact words here but he surely needs to make a quick buck right away. The guy has no experience online whatsoever, just a stinky ol’ job with a minimum salary.
Although I don’t really promote the “Make money now” model because internet marketing should be treated as a business and most of these techniques require a whole lotta work – there are just times where we need to start making money now.
So for bout an hour, I hunted for ways to make money online now, researched them thoroughly and collected useful links to support it.
Without further ado, here they are:
1. Data entry
Have an I.Q. of 60 and above? (Who doesn’t?!) Data entry is simply transcribing a different form of data into another form. For example, scanned pages of a book and handwritten letters into a Microsoft Word format.
In advanced jobs, it can be the transcribing of a different program. Be careful though, with just one mistake even a single space can cause a whole lotta errors in the program. So if you want to take the job, you have to be a patient typist and as accurate as an eagle.
2. Paid to click
I bet even a caveman can do this. You view a website for a certain amount of time and after that time expires, you are credited for bout $0.01-0.05 which is actually peanuts. But hey, do it for around an hour a day and you’ll get a bunch of peanuts!
And did I tell you that some paid to click sites offer second tier commissions? If you refer a friend you will be given a certain amount depending on their activity. Imagine referring 10 friends, 100 or even 1000?! That would give you a truck load of peanuts!
There are literally thousands of get paid to click sites, but the best probably is Clixsense. They’ve paid a whole lotta members ranging from two figures to even four figures! (Check their forum for success stories)
3. Graphic design
Do you know how to pull in heavy graphics out of thin air? Or do you have a clean and simple minimalist mind that a few are looking for?
If you eat and breathe design, why not get hired for an hour or two and do designs for people. There are loads of webmasters looking for graphic designers who pay bout $50-$100 for just a simple logo.
Most graphic designers use Adobe Photoshop – that is very costly, get Gimp. It’s free.
On the other hand, if you’re not a right brain kind of guy. Try coding.
You convert image designs of a website into a real live website. If you get the hang of it, you can make a high quality coded webpage for bout 30 minutes only. If you don’t know how to code HTML/CSS, go to HTMLdog to learn it step by step.
For a more sophisticated job. PHP, Perl, Cgi and many other programming jobs are also available on the said forums.
There are also a lot of people looking for web design services out there. That’s why we offer it! Good thing about this is you can upsell or downsell other services especially if you’ve satisfied your client.
Probably one of the easiest way to make money online now – writing.
The biggest online company Google, what are they doing? Directing people to content right? And one kind of content aside from videos and images are written articles.
Internet marketers need content to feed Google and their visitors. Some people are just not into writing – well most webmasters are not into it really (I’m glad I am not one of them) so what they do is hire writers for $3-$5 for every 300 word article.
Don’t know the topic they are requesting? No problem! Use our friendly household tool – Google.
6. Buy and sell
On the early days of my online venture, I used to buy private label products (Articles, ebooks, etc.) at a very low price say $5 per package and repackage them for every specific niche. Then create a name for it, new graphics and it’s out on the market.
You can also buy and sell websites. Buy a cheap one, develop it a lil’ bit and then sell it on the same day.
7. Paid surveys
Tons of people are saying that it’s a big scam because it’s uber easy and has a big payout – but hey, they’ve been around for a very looong time. Why? Some do really pay.
So, are you up for sharing your personal information OR maybe sharing your fictional information? ;-)
If you want to fill out surveys, sign up for Cash Crate as they have maintained a good reputation overtime – and they have an easy smooth interface, beat that?
8. SEO services
One major aspect of SEO or search engine optimization is off page optimization. This can be achieved by buidling quality backlinks to a site.
Link building is not that hard when you have the formula but it does require tons of human power. One of the ways to build backlinks is by social bookmarking a site to Digg, Reddit, etc. Another is by submitting it to web directories, leaving blog comments and many other.
This is a big hit right now as loads of webmasters are looking for SEO services.
9. Video marketing
This way is out of the blue – offer video marketing services.
If you hang out on Youtube (Who doesnt?!) or other video sites, you may have watched of the phenomenal Will it blend series or maybe Kobe’s fake jump – what do they have in common? They both advertised a product!
Well you don’t have to have a blender to get millions of views, just by rapping, crying or even laughing you can too ;-)
On a serious note, power point slides and video tutorials work well too. Here’s a great example.
Most internet marketers sell variations of their product like say video presentation, audio presentation and text presentation to add more value and most importantly to raise the price.
However, doing so takes a whole lotta time. Imagine transcribing a one hour audio interview into a text presentation.
That’s where you come in. You can offer transcribing services on webmaster forums and charge a per minute rate. All it takes is a good ear and quick hands.
11. Forum posting
One of the hardest part of running a forum is at the start – your forum is dead quiet. No one is talking and no one want to start talking.
Webmasters’ solution to that is paid forum posting. This will be easy for teens especially if the forums’ topic are games, life and sports. It will be like chatting to your buddy – and being paid! What’s better than that?
12. Sell pictures
Got a digital camera sitting at home? If you have the artists perspective then why not try selling pictures for stock photos.
Snap pictures of your dog, room or whatever you have in your house then sell them on stock photography sites like iStockPhoto and StockExpert. Just don’t forgot to keep your privacy ;-)
13. Sell emails
It has been said tons of times and proved by loads of marketers – the money is in the list, and it’s good that even startup companies are paying people to visit their website via AdWords just to capture leads.
Try to do a quick search for “Web Design Las Vegas” in Google (This might not work on some countries because ads are geographically targeted, so I would suggest using a US based proxy). Did you know that the top 1-3 ads under the “Sponsored Links” are paying around $6 per click?!
So what if you make it easier for them? You capture the leads then sell it to them at a much affordable price?
Get an autoresponder, buy a private label product then give it away to related forums as an incentive to sign up to your list.
Do remember though that in your email capture form, tell them that by joining in your list, they will also be subscribed to other newsletters related to the product they are interested in.
14. Sell stuff!
Get up and check out your garage. If you see something worth looking at for a minute or two (Probably your dad’s old shoes, jacket or an old photo album) find a unique side that will set as a hook (Let’s say vintage shoes from the 60’s) then sign up for a PayPal account, sell them on eBay, post an ad on Craigslist and Caching!
Have the guts to do some salestalk to unknown prospects? If you do, then offer brokering services. Broker domain names, websites and even partnership deals. It’s up to you on how you ask for payment – percentage or flat rate.
Best of all, no professional diplomas required, just a reputable grammar, a convincing salestalk and you’re good to go!
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Of course, for you to receive your hard earned money, you will need to register to the number one payment processor Paypal.