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Top 10 Ways to Make Money on the Internet

Top 10 Ways to Make Money on the Internet

Generally people think that owning a proper office job is the solitary manner to gain money; which we pass on things like rent, food, mortgage, clothing, utilities or entertainment. Only there are a few lucky souls on this earth who have set up ways to make money within the ease of their own house. Thanks to the Internet – the game changer factor for the whole world – some people are now discovering ways to earn through the Internet. Unless you’re born with a golden spoon or won a lottery that has filled up your bank account, you probably need some sort of steady income in order to survive.

Below is a list of the top ten ways to earn money on the Internet, as well as universal advice for anyone who wants to succeed in the online world.

1. Selling Stuff on eBay

Most of you are familiar with eBay and its concept. There is a big opportunity to make money by becoming part of the eBay seller community. Start selling unused things that you already have around your home. Check your room and look for things you no longer need or wear or perhaps have never even used. So, gather your goods, create a profile on eBay, start selling, and earn a handsome sum of income.

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2. Blogging

If you have an outstanding experience or a passion for something, and you have something to say about it, blogging might be a profitable path to discharge your thoughts. Depending on the topic of your blog and the amount of traffic it produces, you can take part in many online marketing programs. You can sign up for ad services like Google Adsense, which could cause some additional spending money for you.

3. Designing and Selling

The infinite growth of the Internet has made it possible for everyone to show their talent all over the world. In fact, there are some websites that permit you to put up your own online boutique like a clothing or painting store. For example, if you can create your own shirt design or come up with your own unique dressing style, you can start making money by showing your talent to the world.

4. Freelancing

If you work from your own home most of the time; you can start doing freelancing which is similar in some ways to blogging. Some fields where freelancing is common include: journalism, publishing, screenwriting, photojournalism, , event management, copy editing, web design, graphic design, website development, consulting, video editing, and translating. If you’re passionate about writing on different topics like technology, travel or food, a freelancing job can provide you a good income.

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5. Financial Services

The innovation of internet technology has made everything possible. It has changed businesses around the world. Businesses are no longer restricted to any country and people are getting rich over night through investing in stock markets. Companies are hiring consultants online to handle financial services like bookkeeping, accounting, tax preparation, or payroll processing. These cost-saving opportunities for businesses mean extra money earning chances for you.

 6. Video Sharing

There is a growing consumption of video conferencing on the go; more and more people are utilizing their mobile phones and tablets instead of their desktop computers. Mobile phones have escalated to 33 percent usage while tablets are up to 34 percent.New systems such as Blue Jeans video sharing enable participants to join in the meeting whether they are on their laptops, phones, or tablets. There are several popular websites that may pay you for uploading videos on websites. If you have some interesting videos to share, then this could be a great way to make money online. Some of the most common places that pay you to upload videos and share them are YouTube, Blip, Dailymotion, and Break.

7. Customer Service

Many companies now offer customer service electronically through their websites and by e-mail. Businesses are increasingly hiring home-based workers for online customer services to cover e-mail and live chat support in addition to inbound and outbound phone calls. However, as a commission based or a minimal pay rate job, the growing demand for online customer service is a reliable source of income if you have a knack for it.

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8. Become a virtual assistant

A virtual assistant is the best job to have if you want flexibility at work. As a virtual assistant you can service multiple clients at the same time. A virtual assistant normally charges $15-20 depending on the specifics of the job. You will be assigned tasks like blogging outreach, research, product listings and responding to emails. SEO reviewing can also extend a steady income from home that means improving the results of a website from a search engine for the user’s desired results. Search engine optimization (SEO) is a growing area for Internet-based employment.

 9. Tutoring

With every passing year, there appear to be increasing opportunities for private instructors that can help elementary, middle and high school pupils. Since we often have reliable high-speed Internet connections at home, families prefer Internet-based tutoring services. You could start your own online tutoring service; sites like Tutor can assist you in terms of marketing. Websites like these are connecting thousands of kids with tutors each week. Like many other Internet based jobs tutoring offers flexible hours and several shifts, though tutoring services would require you to be online during a specific time.

10. Selling Handmade Goods

Earlier, we talked about using sites like eBay to sell stuff that you don’t need. You can also build your own website or use third party online platforms which are dedicated to connect artists with customers who treasure and want to buy their goods.

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You can sell some traditional crafts like knitting, needlework, crochet, painting or sculpting and also advertise woodwork, glass-work, metalwork and anything else you’re capable of making at home.

If you are running a small home-based operation then creating a site might be the best way to earn extra money. For many people, hosting and managing an entire website might be a full-time job by itself. 

Featured photo credit: newsusacontent via flickr.com

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Tayyab Babar

Tayyab is a PR/Marketing consultant. He writes about work, productivity and tech tips at Lifehack.

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8 Replacements for Google Notebook

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Exploring alternatives to Google Notebook? There are more than a few ‘notebooks’ available online these days, although choosing the right one will likely depend on just what you use Google Notebook for.

  1. Zoho Notebook
    If you want to stick with something as close to Google Notebook as possible, Zoho Notebook may just be your best bet. The user interface has some significant changes, but in general, Zoho Notebook has pretty similar features. There is even a Firefox plugin that allows you to highlight content and drop it into your Notebook. You can go a bit further, though, dropping in any spreadsheets or documents you have in Zoho, as well as some applications and all websites — to the point that you can control a desktop remotely if you pare it with something like Zoho Meeting.
  2. Evernote
    The features that Evernote brings to the table are pretty great. In addition to allowing you to capture parts of a website, Evernote has a desktop search tool mobil versions (iPhone and Windows Mobile). It even has an API, if you’ve got any features in mind not currently available. Evernote offers 40 MB for free accounts — if you’ll need more, the premium version is priced at $5 per month or $45 per year. Encryption, size and whether you’ll see ads seem to be the main differences between the free and premium versions.
  3. Net Notes
    If the major allure for Google Notebooks lays in the Firefox extension, Net Notes might be a good alternative. It’s a Firefox extension that allows you to save notes on websites in your bookmarks. You can toggle the Net Notes sidebar and access your notes as you browse. You can also tag websites. Net Notes works with Mozilla Weave if you need to access your notes from multiple computers.
  4. i-Lighter
    You can highlight and save information from any website while you’re browsing with i-Lighter. You can also add notes to your i-Lighted information, as well as email it or send the information to be posted to your blog or Twitter account. Your notes are saved in a notebook on your computer — but they’re also synchronized to the iLighter website. You can log in to the site from any computer.
  5. Clipmarks
    For those browsers interested in sharing what they find with others, Clipmarks provides a tool to select clips of text, images and video and share them with friends. You can easily syndicate your finds to a whole list of sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Digg. You can also easily review your past clips and use them as references through Clipmarks’ website.
  6. UberNote
    If you can think of a way to send notes to UberNote, it can handle it. You can clip material while browsing, email, IM, text message or even visit the UberNote sites to add notes to the information you have saved. You can organize your notes, tag them and even add checkboxes if you want to turn a note into some sort of task list. You can drag and drop information between notes in order to manage them.
  7. iLeonardo
    iLeonardo treats research as a social concern. You can create a notebook on iLeonardo on a particular topic, collecting information online. You can also access other people’s notebooks. It may not necessarily take the place of Google Notebook — I’m pretty sure my notes on some subjects are cryptic — but it’s a pretty cool tool. You can keep notebooks private if you like the interface but don’t want to share a particular project. iLeonardo does allow you to follow fellow notetakers and receive the information they find on a particular topic.
  8. Zotero
    Another Firefox extension, Zotero started life as a citation management tool targeted towards academic researchers. However, it offers notetaking tools, as well as a way to save files to your notebook. If you do a lot of writing in Microsoft Word or Open Office, Zotero might be the tool for you — it’s integrated with both word processing software to allow you to easily move your notes over, as well as several blogging options. Zotero’s interface is also available in more than 30 languages.

I’ve been relying on Google Notebook as a catch-all for blog post ideas — being able to just highlight information and save it is a great tool for a blogger.

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In replacing it, though, I’m starting to lean towards Evernote. I’ve found it handles pretty much everything I want, especially with the voice recording feature. I’m planning to keep trying things out for a while yet — I’m sticking with Google Notebook until the Firefox extension quits working — and if you have any recommendations that I missed when I put together this list, I’d love to hear them — just leave a comment!

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