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Top 10 Ways to Make Money on the Internet

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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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How to Make Private Browsing on Safari Truly Private

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How to Make Private Browsing on Safari Truly Private

There comes a time when we may be searching online and don’t want the browser to remember our footsteps. The reasons don’t always have to be what we obviously think of as the main reason; for example, sometimes, you may not want Safari to remember your passwords or prompt you to enter your password when surfing the web.

Whatever the reason, we may think that we are totally in the clear with Private Browsing on Safari and the other browsers on a Mac. However, a quick Terminal command can bring up every website you’ve visited. How do you do this? Also, how do you clear your tracks for good? We will provide both answers and more today.

    What Does Private Browsing Do?

    When activated, Private Browsing on Safari prevents your browsing history from being kept in the history tab of the application. Along with this, it doesn’t autofill information that you have saved in the browser. In this mode, you essentially become incognito and any references of previous use is essentially hidden when you are in private mode.

    For example: if you are on Facebook or filling out a form and some information or your login is already filled in in the spaces provided, this is called autofill. It’s activated by simply clicking Safari next to the Apple symbol in the menubar and selecting Private Browsing, then clicking “OK” to the prompt.

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    The reasons behind private mode differ for each individual. While we won’t go into all of those reasons, one thing that is  important to remember is that private browsing doesn’t forget the websites you visit. As we will see later on, Macs keep a second copy of the websites you visit in either mode. If you are in frantic mode looking for a solution to this, look no further.

    The Terminal Archive

    While Safari does a good job of keeping your search history out of prying eyes in the history tab, there is a less-than-obvious way to view a full list of visited websites on Mac. This is done in Terminal; the command-line emulator that allows you to make changes to your Mac.

    Terminal is located in the Utilities folder on your Mac. Once activated, simply add the command:

    dscacheutil -cachedump -entries Host

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    Once you hit “enter”, a list of the visited sites appear. Showing only the domains, the sites appear in a format of:

    Key: h_name :(website domain)ipv4 :1

    However, there’s no need to fear—there is a way you can clear this information from Terminal with a command that’s just as simple.

    Clearing Your Tracks

    Just as simply as you were able to enter the command to view the websites, you can clear the cache that Terminal showed you with the comamnd:

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    dscacheutil -flushcache

    As the command denotes, this literally “flushes” the domains from Terminal. This does not prevent the record from continuing to be recorded for future sites, however, so if that’s an issue for you, repeat this process regularly.

    Other Browsers and Private Browsing

    Other browsers have this form of privacy mode for their service. They promise many of the same things as Safari, but they do not have the same Terminal issue due to how this command only presents websites visited on Safari (the browser Macs come shipped with).

    If you use Firefox, you’ll notice that its private mode is also known as Private Browsing. Chrome calls private mode Incognito, while Internet Explorer refers to it as InPrivate Browsing. Opera is the newest to the scene, denoting it as Private Tab. Safari is the oldest well-known browser with this feature.

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    As you can see, despite Private Browsing not being 100% private, Terminal allows for your browser to be. In what ways has Terminal helped your life or allowed you to become more productive? Let us know in the comments below.

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