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!
General freelance job boards
Of course, for you to receive your hard earned money, you will need to register to the number one payment processor Paypal.
in short free lancing is the easiest… one thing i dont like about it is it looks slavery… ;-)
Amino Zawawi says
Freelancing is probably the easiest, and it is slavery if you don’t play your cards right ;) You need to put your foot down.
Antipolo Properties says
You can also build online stores, track their performance, and then add more content to the stores which show promise. In some cases, you don’t even need to add unique content; simply drive traffic to those stores.
I made money now on joewar.com, the ptc sites are good i promote a load of them but you really need a load of refs. to start making money now.
Deedee Harris says
Interesting article… helped me a lot!
Very good information. We should discuss ideas sometime
I’d blog for a almost a year and can’t deny that blogging is great things happen in my internet venture.
Think always of the possibilities, always innovate concept that everybody would love. Never mind how much you’ll going to earn or salary you’ll going to take. Love your work, and you’ll find out soon that money were easy as 123…
Shaun Judy says
Very nice list…..I think Forum Posting Is the easiest way to make a quick buck.
Mike Huang says
Seems like you dug up a massive amount of details and tips to help out a person that wishes to make money :)
Just doin’ my job ;-)
Wow! Great list!
I have been a member of bux.to and I just gave up since I couldn’t get enough referalls.
There are many ways to make money on the net some you don’t need clients for like adsense you just need to drive traffic to your site. But good paid jobs are not easy to find. You need proof that you can do the job. Referrals or a portfolio depending on what you are offering.
Great list Carl! And along the Graphic design category, a lot of people out there are looking for unique, yet cost-effective blog designs. If anybody out there is good at this, now’s the time to offer your services :)
Make Money with Gusher says
Thanks for that info. I think you forgot to list “BLOGGING” Carl, ;). Nowadays, blogging is one of the many ways that internet people make money from.
work from home guy says
And a few extra points.
1-One of the easiest way of making money quickly is brokering. It is easy and very profitable.
2-Buying and selling domain names are one of the best ways to make money qucickly. Buy good domain names for cheap prices and then sell it on domain selling websites for very high prices.
3-Look at old books out of print, explore them and make your own inorfmation product using it and sell it with Clickbank account using classified ads or ezine lists.
4-Take profitable affiliate or membership program and contact list owners related with that niche, mage agreement sending your product or affiliate program to their list instead sharing the revenue etc.
Where can you go to get real legitimate data entry jobs?
Kelli Myers says
I think a mixture of more than one can be more profitable. say for example you write along with which you do forum posting or do data entry. I generally don’t appreciate sticking to one way.
Chandra Dev says
Among the various ways, data entry or affiliate program using ppc advertising is one of the fastest ways to make money online. One may like to concentrate on this.
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Good information carl. Even forex is a way of earning good money. However, you must have interest and also proper training to jump into that field coz its highly risk driven. Anyways, you can give it a shot if u want. Also surveys do pay. U cant expect a lot but surely does pay. I have earned $100 per month through surveys. Thats a good money indeed. But now i am not concentrating much on them. :)
Great article. Very informative.
Freelancing looks bater then any other option u mentioned here
but Video Marketing sound good to me can u give me some more detail on video marketing?
Doc SEO says
That is some great info there carl. This will helps anyone who want to make money online in a fast way. Although quality is also important in any task. This is to build a long link between you and your client. I also started as a service provider for webmaster. I could say im doing ok now.
Internet Junkie says
And some say that making money online is hard! Time-consuming maybe, hard I don’t think so!
I make money through writing. It has been quite rewarding. I enjoy it and I can do it anytime, anywhere I want.
Roy Phay says
Thank you for sharing your knowledge! I’m always looking for ways to improve myself and I’m glad to have found your blog. Thank you for sharing with us.
I love to do forum posting. In fact, I have done this many times before, and while some have paid me truthfully, there are other sites that are bogus and will not pay their posters after a done posting task. Be careful when choosing a PTP gig, search for the more established forums that pay their posters. Ask for recommendations from seasoned posters.
Yes, don’t be distracted by all of the people trying to make you lose self-esteem! Also, don’t let the false information found on many sites out there sneak its way into your head, you may be learning the wrong way!
I’ve found lots of way to make money from the internet. From blogs trough ads program, PP programs. Now I’m planning to make a buy and sell sites. Although I don’t have any experiences in the field, I do hope I could find any help for it.
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You really rocks Carlo… You accomplished a lot at young age… Thanks for the info it help me a lot…
Of all of the methods you mentioned, i find that buy and sell is the best way for me. Reselling items is a pretty lucrative business, and with the internet, your market size is pratically unlimited!
Wow! That’s great feat for such an age. But which job do you think is the more profittable ones. =) That would help a lot.
wonderful article. great replies from workathomeguy too. alot of the work are not legitimate thou, gettin a legitimate one is tough.
Brian Hanson says
Do you know of any paid typing sites? I have NEVER found one that isn’t a scam.
nice list, now i hav ways to start earning money.
let our dream come true~!
space code says
PTC usually pay a ridiculously small amount. I still prefer freelancing as the best option
I think one of the most important things, when you are looking for this type of work, is how much you will be paid. Some companies pay a lot and some very little and once you have some experience then you need to start making sure that you charge a decent amount of money for the work that you are doing.
hi. its a very nice information. well i want to make money just as easy as that. would you take turn of helping me how to do that? im 16yrs. old from philippines and iheard about you on the radio and later on i think of it and now im very interested. i hope iyou will help me! thanks! and God bless.
What an useful, up to date guide…thanks so much for the information.
David W says
Good luck with the launch big buddy. ;)
You mean old chap? I just turned 15 and I don’t know if I should be happy or not. RFLOL.
Thanks for the info. i like the freelancing jobs Informative post.
A wonderful write up, unselfish and educative. I agree, writing seems to be the most realistic because I have actually made some money through getacoder.com I have searched for other means of making money online but have’nt found. I have given up on survey the all seem to be scams. cheers
Ice 9 web says
wow! nice tips
i have earned tru writing so far :)
pero I want a proper part time job sana meron din un mag pa graphics design
Ice 9 web says
and also data entry can be fun but tiring :D
Thanks for writing this, great article and blog, really helpful! Being 14 myself I know that finding so much content and maintaining a hugely popular website must be tough!
Amit Ganguly says
I found your post very informative and knowledgeable. I am new to blogging. I got great advice to improve my blog. I like your blog very much.
Francisco Rospigliosi says
I’m new to blogging, but I found it very good to promote both my affiliates and MLM business. Very informative post…
Ave Nue says
I really like your site. I’m sure I will learn a lot from you. I have bookmarked tour site too.
By the way, bux.to is out, neobux is in. I’m earning $25/day in neobux and pays in a ziffy. I might try making money out of photos since i like taking pictures.
keep up the good work. I’m a fan.
Pweng Bee says
Hello. I was really impressed with your blog as a whole. You are so lucky that you have started blogging at that very young age.
amazing article here! i want to thank you with the tips and techniques. i bookmark this page so i won’t lost it.
Hey, I’m looking forward to earn money using my graphic design skills but can’t seem to find the right spot to do it. Where should I go? Should I go to forums? Thanks for sharing these tips.
Hi Carl, thanks for the list of ways to make money online now. I do some of them like the clicking ads and posting in forums, but they require too much effort and too much to earn. Thanks anyway, I will try to do the rest.
Hi, I found your article very informative. I am new to blogging and hope to put many of these ideas in action.
Hye Munar says
Wow, this is a very informative post. Thanks for outlining the different ways on how to make money online.
I think I have done a little of everything on this list except for coding, Video, and design. I was expecting to see MLM’s and affiliate programs.
How about selling stuff? Having your own information product and selling it is by far the best method. Especiallyf if the product is good and you have a backend like a subscription of some sort(for example a paid membership site) and/or other products.
Judith DeAngelis says
I opened an account at revolution money exchange and did not receive $25.00.
simpyaw corner says
So nice to visit this blog… I learned a lot. Nice info for beginners like me.
Good and helpful list. I already start make money from writing. Its fun and enjoyable especially when we got paid. Thanks for the info..
where i will write will u pls send me the address to my e-mail………….
A really useful article. I really need this because I need to find some good freelancing projects. Thanks for posting this, more power to you…
You made some good points there. I did a search on the topic and found most people will agree with your blog.
earl Mcelhaney says
Great post! Really love reading them, can’t wait for more.
Hi George, Can you explain further how you go about what you are doing here?
does anyone know some websites that pay via check and not paypal? i dont have credit card
I honestly prefer PTC sites (Paid to click) and selling Adspace :3
Thanks for sharing, Carl.
Hope you drop by my site sometime ^_^
Take care and God Bless
it’s nice if you include the legit sites per category. with all those scam sites out there, instead of make money, we loose money!!! What a night mare.. ((( sigh )))
Oh wait, you forgot something kinda epic for gamers and flash games/movies developers.. They can also try newgrounds.com or even arcadegames.com (they also share ad revenues)
Hope that counts
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do you have recommended buy-sell article website?
Lester Diaz says
You mentioned some of the top, I believe in order to really make money online a person must learn the basic principles of SEO combine with a good affiliate program, in my opinion MLM opportunities offer great long term residual income.
I agree that this has been a complete list. Speaking of freelancing there is Odesk to help even simple Filipinos like us to get started. The registration is free and so does bidding for the jobs. Its free money, great part-time job if you will ask me. I earn around $400 per month from this, and i am still studying! :)
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marilyn cada says
tried PTCs, whether scam or legitimate, but no luck. it is only a waste of time and money. Engaging in Affiliate programs using your own site might take time but if you keep focusing on it and stay positive, then you can earn for a living for a long term
Interesting article Carl. but the most important thing is data entry because its easy and popular.
Victor Steel says
The Top ways to make money online which you have mentioned is really nice and which will be useful for every one.. Thanks a lot..
this great information. can you instruct me on this . im just a newbie on this working online.
Robert Andrew says
To me writing and having excellent Content is probably the most important thing Google is focusing on. I am talking more about the written word and not really videos and images. If you have a gift for writing like you do Carl, count it as a blessing. Other than a few fluctuations here and there, Google will like you for a long time ;)
For those who cannot write or do not like it then learn how or hire some quality writers. Your best bet though, is to really master the craft of writing . It will take you a long way in this business !
Data entry is interesting to many people. I once tried to find a reliable site which offers data entry jobs, but couldn’t find any that has a reputation of being 100% reliable, while it’s obvious that there are a lot of scams.
Clear written article to make money online. Hats off to the author and thanks for sharing the information. Yes, people can earn money online by their hidden talents and skills.
…Great info but how much do YOU make?
[email protected] work from home says
There is some fantastic and inspiring info here to bare in mind for the future, bookmarked!
Neil Caseles says
Well, I rather find the list amusing. Though there are actually those kind of online money making sites, they don’t really get you somewhere. The list was written in 2008. PTCs were in an all-time-high and survey sites… you should pay them first before you can earn something.
If you want to make some cash at this day and age, in the internet at that, you should try in affiliate sites and game sites.
And it’s not all about money making… I am a member of a online community that helps one another to really make some money on the side. They offer free trainings for you to become a real online marketer, not just posting banners and links and stuffs, but real online marketer with ethics and all. Also, we do it in a fun, fun way. Think of a facebook community with all the games and social networking but with money in it. Facebook don’t pay their members. We do.