Five Ways ANYONE Can Make Money Online
First of all let me start with an apology. I've slightly misled you with the
title. When I say "Five ways ANYONE can make money online' I don't mean anyone
can make money online.
To be able to make money online you have to have two things - a computer and an
Internet connection. So only people with these two things can earn money on the Internet.
"Don't be stupid" I hear you saying "If I didn't have these I wouldn't be
reading this article". Correct (and I know this) the point I want to make is
there are no barriers to earning money on the Internet. You don't need to be an
Internet "whizzkid", you don't need loads of money to invest and you don't need
previous experience. All you need is your trusty computer an Internet connection
and a willingness to learn and work to achieve your goals.
Ok enough of my pre-amble let me give you a brief overview of the ways ANYONE
can make money online.
Paid Online Surveys
Companies spend millions of dollars each year asking people like your self
questions on various topics. Why? Fundamentally they need to know what people
think and the only way they can do this is by asking people. The more they know
about their customer base the better they will be able to market their products.
And the better they market their products the more of these products they sell
and the more money they make.
As a result your opinion is valuable to hundreds of companies each year and
these companies will pay as much as $75 per survey (average payment however is
probably between $5 - $15 per survey). You won't earn enough to give up you job
but you can earn a tidy extra sum each month.
Now I'm sure you've heard of the phenomenon that is ebay. This online service
allows millions of people across the world to buy and sell goods in a giant
online auction house.
Many people make money from ebay by selling unwanted items. However some people
have gone further and make a living by buying stuff (from flea markets, yard /
garage sales) and selling it on ebay at a profit.
Some of the really clever people out there do this by buying stuff on ebay and
selling it back on ebay for a profit! This is called ebay arbitrage. For this to
work you need an expertise in a genre enough to see when a product is worth a
lot of money but isn't attracting a lot of bid attention (usually due to poor
presentation, marketing or being put in the wrong ebay category).
Once purchased at (what you know) to be a bargain price you place it on ebay
yourself. This time however you place it in the right category, present it
superbly and market it successfully and make a great big profit.
Think you don't have the expertise? You'd be surprised. Look on ebay and see
what sort of things they sell. There's bound to be something that you have
knowledge of through work or hobbies. With some research you'll soon learn to
spot a bargain in your area and as time goes on you'll become more and more of
an "ebay expert" in your field and this is when the cash will start to role in.