40 Legit Ways To Make Extra Money From Home Online

Veterans: How You Too Can Make Money From Home Online

Hey men and women of the Armed Forces: Are you struggling to make those pennies stretch? Do you sometimes look at your bank balance and want to burst into tears? Are you working in a soul-sucking job for a soulless company? Or perhaps you are looking for a way out of debt while living on a fixed income…

If any of those questions resemble you then it may be that your home computer and your connection to the internet have the answers you are looking for.

Now, this article is not about how to get rich on the internet, but you can bet it would be much nicer to begin to see more money flowing into your bank account than out.

With some of the following ideas, even seasoned veterans can begin to make money from home online starting today and may even have enough left over to save for an awesome vacation!

The idea of making money from home has moved from a dream to reality for a number of people and perhaps now is your time to make money online right now!

I suspect that in the future we will see many, many more people get rich online while not being tied to an office.

So What Is The Real Way People Make Money Online?

Now you may be asking yourself, “How do I start riding that gravy train?” or “They’ve promised that I can make quick cash…It seems too scammy to be true… What’s with those ads I see suggesting a person could make an extra $10,000 per month?”

It is true that there are many scams out there but the trick is to do your research and separate the good from the bad.

We have all heard stories about people receiving fake checks and subsequently losing money to scammers but here are a few things to bear in mind when venturing into this new world:

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First, many people who really make money online (no scams) are very secretive about it. The main reason for this is because they don’t want you to cash in on their racket (makes sense to me…).

The fact is that they feel that fewer people that know about how to make money selling online, the less competition they have.  I believe that this is a scarcity mentality and that to be truly successful one must spread the wealth they earn.

As an example, did you know that some people who are ebook ghostwriters get paid into the thousands of dollars on one job alone? Do you think they want you as competition? People will be people, so you’ve got to do your own research on how others are getting rich online.
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Second, if you are lucky enough to find a side-hustle that meets your needs, you need to be careful and do your homework to make sure it isn’t too good to be true.

When a site promises quick ways to make money from home or online with little to no effort, you can be sure they are full of…crap.

So, yes, there are many quick ways to earn money, but the money may not be that big, or the work may not be for you.

You might ask: Are there people really making thousands per month online or working from home now? This is a legitimate question for the curious and skeptics alike.

Here are a few things to look out for before responding to a work at home job advertisement or getting into an online marketing deal.

Does the dollars promised by the gig make sense?

Ask yourself this, does the rate of pay being offered for the online work seem way too generous for the actual work being performed?

Most people are so eager to ask “how can I earn money online from this” that they forget to apply logic to the situation. Seriously, if an ad is offering $60 per hour to do something simple like stuff envelopes then your BS meter should go to high alert immediately.

Is the company offering the online work a legit or well-known company?

This is a huge issue in the world of making money online. Many scammers will try to present themselves as reps of big or well-known businesses while presenting an opportunity to make quick money.

However,  if you’re in doubt about the legitimacy go to the company’s official website. If the job is not running there, then chances are it was a scammer trying to get your personal info.

Also, never get involved with any company that asks you to pay some type of fee before you can work for them. Why? Because scammers!

No matter how good their offer to help you get money from home may be, you should probably skip ’em.  Real companies don’t make you pay because if you make money they have clearly made money too.

Real companies don’t make you pay big money to play.  They want to show you how to make money from home for free because if you make money they have clearly made money too.

Internet-based interviews for online work

If you’re interviewing for a virtual position, be leery of any companies that do not want to do a real interview online, say via Skype. If they don’t want to show their face to you or let you hear their voice then the chances are high that it is not legit, or that eventually, you won’t be happy with them in some way.

Write them off and return to the hunt!

All the legitimate ways I have seen to make money online actually involve a real person with a real product or service. Great companies and salespeople don’t hide behind the internet to earn their dollar online.

Looking for online work can be frustrating often because it feels like the opportunities are hidden from plain view. A lot of online gigs are held by people who are long established in their particular industry and had transitioned from office work.

With that being said if you’re reading this article you’re probably at a point where you need to earn money online now by exploring the world of online work or finding yourself a side-hustle.

Below are some of the many money-making ventures one can legitimately do from home to make money today.

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1.  Surveys Can Help You Earn Money From Home Fast For Free

Surveys are a great way to earn income from home and can be a fun pastime too. When we say a bit of cash we really mean it, though. Most sites pay a pittance, but if you are lucky enough to qualify then there are surveys that can pay you $100’s. Here are a few sites that offer paid surveys.

Swagbucks

Swagbucks pays you to do surveys and perform other tasks in return for their credits known as Swagbucks, which can be converted into hard currency or traded for gift cards and other rewards. The site will not make you rich but it’s a way to earn money fast that will give you great alternatives for spending money on Christmas presents.

Opinion Outpost

Opinion outpost is s great site for surveys and it has an incentive cash pool drawing of $10,000. The prize is drawn once a quarter. In addition to the cash drawing, you can earn apple and Amazon gift cards and is helpful if you need to make money fast, even if it’s not so much to start.

2. Create a blog

Some gurus will tell you that if you want to learn how to earn money fast just start a blog.  The truth is that while blogging can allow you to learn how to make money online without paying anything, it is incredibly difficult to do.

Blog creation can be very lucrative but it is not for everyone. Many people go blank when considering what they might write about. Rest assured if you can get a blog up and running and really figure out your market and proper marketing, it can be very lucrative. Most people who run blogs make their money off of advertising tools such as Adsense including this one!

Now, the amount of money you can make off the advertising varies greatly. Factors include the number of clicks your ads get and the amount a company will pay you per click. For a blog to be successful you need to figure out one very difficult thing: how to get a TON of traffic.  Do not be fooled, it is not easy. But for those who crack the code…

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That said, if you love spending lots of time online and interacting with lots of people online, you can definitely make it happen.

Some bloggers have figured out that banding together helps spread the traffic, so it would be good to get to know other bloggers in your space. Once you get traffic, then it the next important matter is monetization (see Adsense). If you want to get started creating a blog for free to visit, blogger.com, WordPress or Weebly and get started blogging today!

3. Watch and like videos – make big money!

Who knew you could get paid to watch videos? Well folks, you really can. There are actual websites and businesses that allow you to watch and like videos to get paid. If you catch the job page at the right time, Netflix actually hires people to watch films all day long!

Other companies that will pay you to do what you are probably already doing all day anyway include swagbucks, inboxdollars, and Nielsen Digital Voice.

4. Make money from home today by testing websites

User or website testing can be very well-paying and often times you can find permanent positions with well-known companies. User testing is paid per job and if you are not lucky enough to find a regular gig, then you could always check out a company known as usertesting.com which pays $10 for every 20-minute video you create.  So if you were some type of web-munching machine that could mean $30 per hour.

The company uses software to record your thoughts on the site you are testing and then uses that feedback to improve the overall experience for future users of the site based on your recommendations.

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5. Become A Freelance Writer

If you consider yourself a wordsmith and know the difference between when to use ‘affect’ and ‘effect’, then freelance writing might be the vocation for you. Freelance writing is considered by some to be a grind but it PAYS and is one of the best ways to generate money from home online! There are many sites out there looking for talented writers and if you have the know-how and dedication to the craft, you can make hundreds a week or more.

Most writing websites will pay you between 1 and 7 cents per word, but there are some who will have a set rate based on the quality of the work.  For example, onlinewiritingjobs.com pays $10, $14 or $27 dollars depending on the score your editor gives you. There are also companies that hire permanent full-time employees but they are often looking for years of experience and degrees to match it.

If you want to get a feel for the type of work one would do as a freelance writer then head on over to textbroker.com and apply to be a freelance writer today.  Being a great writer is how to make money now…not later, now.

6. Graphic Design

What’s considered the best way to make money online today? Being a provider of things that support the backbone of the internet is like being a tool salesperson to all those speculators heading West during the Gold Rush: Graphic Design is part of that backbone (along with programmers if you have that skill).

Freelance graphic designers are always in high demand. If you are a wizard with Adobe Photoshop you can really cash in.  As far as full-time work goes, the nature of the work can be sporadic and therefore many employers will be okay with and even encourage work from home options.

A simple search of Indeed.com gives many options for graphic design positions, alternatively, you could set up your own website and build up a client list of your own. The standard hourly rates set by graphic designers range from $25 to $150 depending on the size and complexity of the job as well as your skill level.

7. Virtual Assistant – Not Your Grandpa’s Secretary

Gone are the days of having an assistant sitting outside the door waiting to make coffee. In today’s high-tech world, businesses have realized the cost-effective nature of virtual assistants and are utilizing these services to the fullest.

Being a top-notch VA can help you earn money online now because many busy business people need someone they can trust to take care of their business for them. If that’s you, you can make some good extra income from home.

There are many sites where you can list your services as an assistant on a freelance basis such as freelancer.com, brainhire.com, and upwork.com. Bear in mind that some of these sites do charge fees so be mindful before signing up. Alternatively, you could sign up with an agency such as Time Etc or Zirtual.com. Virtual Assistants, on average, make between $15 and $20 an hour.

8. Chegg Tutors Help You Pay Your Gift Forward

Do you have a gift for teaching? You might wonder “How does that skill make me money on the internet?”. Well, let me tell you!  Chegg is an awesome website that pairs students or other qualified people with students who need tutoring. This is the perfect income for anyone qualified to tutor at the college level and pays tutors roughly $20 per hour.

9. So How Do You Make Money With Focus Groups?

Focus groups are a great way to make some extra cash and they can be really fun as well. Some focus groups will have you watch films and then give your opinions on the content. Other focus groups might ask you about political candidates or even let you sample food or other products.

20/20 research is one of the oldest and most trusted firms, they and a few others (including Probe Market Research who doesn’t have the best reviews..) offer online or telephone interviews where others may ask you to come to a physical location to participate. The amount of compensation you receive varies but it can be anywhere between $50 to $200 dollars, again this is all dependent on the specific research.

10. Personal Research Assistants Make Money Online With Google

Good work from home jobs are hard to come by but if you are lucky enough to qualify for a position as a personal research assistant you can earn a pretty nice paycheck. What’s even nicer is that you earn it on while on your own schedule.

When most think of research they think of lab coats and numbers but it can also be doing in-depth searches online and entering your findings into a system. Wonder Personal Research Assistant is a good place to start hunting for this type of position.

11. Mechanical Turk Is a Legit Way to Earn Money Online, But…

Mechanical Turk is a subsidiary of Amazon and is a crowdsourcing job website. In a nutshell, employers will list jobs or micro tasks to be completed by workers. These tasks can range from surveys to data entry and the rate of pay is anywhere from damn near nothing up to $60 depending on the project.  However, if you have any other skill listed on this page, I would recommend trying that first… Any Other Skill.

12. Maintain Fan Pages For Those Who Are Too Busy

Now maintaining fan pages can be a tricky one. If you want to set up or maintain a fan page you might want to check what you have to do legally, especially for actors or musicians. If you are cheeky enough you could always approach the PR firms of your favorite actors to see if this possibility could be a reality.

Also, you could go into business as a social media manager and take on clients.  I will always recommend anything that will create an entrepreneur. Yes, it’s less of a safety net than a job, but the sky is the limit for your earning potential.

13. Transcriptionists Earn Quick Money Online Due To Fast Fingers

Transcription work is labor intensive but you can do this from home with ease, particularly if you are a beast typing on a keyboard. Companies have differing wage scales but you can expect to be paid by the line or page and you need to be able to type uber fast as there are usually tight deadlines.

Transcribeme, Casting words and Athreon are great places to start exploring the field of transcription.  You can even put yourself on Fiverr as a freelance transcriptionist and work at your own pace.

14. Sell Your Stuff on Amazon or eBay and Make Some Bank

Making money on the internet is hard, truth be told. However, there are two internet giants that thrive because they work! Setting up an online store is a breeze with Amazon or eBay is a great way to earn money working from home for yourself.

Both sites will walk you through the process although there are some fees associated with selling your goods.  For more info check out the introductory pages of Amazon or eBay and get started selling all that stuff you have piling up in the garage or attic.

Or even better, learn how to arbitrage by buying super cheap from bargain bins and selling that stuff on Amazon and start your own business.

15. Translators Can Make Extra Money Working From Home- ¿Que?

Are you one of those people who are fluent in more than one language? If so, The Language Line is a great place to utilize your skills as a translator.  Also, you could always approach a company like rosetta stone, duolingo or other such companies for work. Alternatively, you could set up a little business of your own translating in your own language. The great part about that is you can set your own hours and individual rates.  And yes…it’s entrepreneurial.

16. Photographers Are The Memory Makers (For A Fee Of Course)
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Americans are photo crazy and there is always someone getting married or having some type of party for which they want someone helping them create special memories. So why not invest in a Nikon or dust off that Kodak and make some money as a photographer.

This is something you could do out of the home but usually, the client will want you to come to them. Your best bet to break into the market would be through advertising on Craigslist and by making sure you have a portfolio ready.

Technically, this really isn’t something you could do out of the home because usually, the client will want you to come to them. Your best bet to breaking into the market would be through Craigslist advertising and by making sure you have a portfolio of awesome photography shots ready for review.

17. Grant Writers Make It Rain On Not-For-Profits

Grant writing is a great way to use persuasive writing skills you may have but perhaps haven’t put to the test. Many not-for-profits live and die by the grant funding they are able to obtain. Be aware though, as a grant writer you are expected to make money come through the door for the non-profit so make sure you know what you’re doing! You can go check out grantstrategies.com to get started.

18. Call Center Employees Can Earn Money From Home

Call centers are utilizing people working from their home office more and more and are basically saving money by cutting down on space (and using yours). Most of the jobs are sales positions but there are some companies that service tech support for companies like Comcast. Check out Sitel, Convergys or Support.com if you want to start the journey as a housebound call center rep.

19. Freelance Editors – Break Out Your Red Pen

Freelance editing is a competitive market but it is pretty profitable and most editors charge $30 an hour at a minimum for their services. Check out American Journal Experts, OneSpace or Edit911 for more information on how to get your career started.

20. Copywriting (Sales People for Online Marketers)

To be clear, I am not talking about the legal term ‘copyright’ which is usually designated by a © and is designed to protect the legal rights of a product creator.  I am talking about copywriting which is defined as “Sales In Print”.  If you can persuade people to buy things through a written letter, the sky is the limit for your income potential.

Copywriting can pay very well and can be enjoyable work since you are always testing your skills against a previously determined winning piece of copy. Copywriters work in all industries but they are most sought after in the sales and marketing industry and usually work on creating effective sales letters and landing pages for websites.

If this sounds like the career for a persuasion wizard like yourself then head over to google to get searching or advertise your services as a copywriter on freelancer.com or Upwork.com.

21. Video Sales Letters Are Online Sales People Too!

Video sales letters (VSLs) are basically the same as written sales letters but they are set in a video format. However, there are more skills needed such as video editing, graphic design, and sound production that make this a slightly tougher feat.  This also makes a good VSL person someone in high demand! Many companies still need a copywriter for these and you can find employment in this field by heading over to Upwork.com.

This also makes a good VSL person someone in high demand and worth a lot of money! Many companies still need a copywriter for these and you can find employment in this field by heading over to Upwork.com.

22. Teach English To Those Who Talk Funny

The internet is FULL of websites recruiting English teachers. Some require experience where others do not. You are paid per lesson so it is really up to you how much you get paid. Fees per lesson vary on experience and at a minimum you are paid about $8 an hour but can go up from there quickly.

Moreover, if you are a night owl this will work for you as the time difference means peak teaching would be during the night. Check out dadaabc.com or teflsearch.com today.

23. Bookkeepers Can Make Money Online And It’s Not That Hard

Even if you are not a certified accountant, you can quickly learn to do work as a bookkeeper.  You can help yourself learn this quickly by searching on YouTube for basic understanding and then signing up for training through QuickBooks (QB).  There is a fee for the QuickBooks certification but you will have a solid money-making skill once it’s complete.  Xero is an online-only product very much like QB and is also in high demand.

Bookkeepers are always in hot demand and with the year-end creeping closer this is the time to jump on that gravy train. Once you learn QuickBooks or Xero check out remotebooksonline or integravirtualbookkeeper to get started crunching those numbers.

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24. Social Media Management Can Make You Wealthy

Many businesses are looking for social media managers to work from home monitoring and updating their social media accounts. With the active social media presence of most companies you will not be bored and if you are lucky you can find a full-time position.

However, you can do yourself a big favor and just get on the phone, call some local businesses, and offer to set up their Facebook page and Twitter for $50.  Once they’re happy, then hit ’em with a monthly subscription to manage those accounts for them.  (Ewww, that’s so…entrepreneurial!!)

25. Sell Your Expertise on Udemy And Get Paid

This is a great way to utilize a skill you already have and turn it into cash! Udemy allows you to record a class on video and sell it to the world. Reports differ on how much you will make as a tutor but the average is around $6k per year. However, if you are really prolific at content creation I am pretty sure you can make more. Again it all depends on supply and demand. Head on over to Udemy and get cranking today!

26. Website Designers Do It Online From Home

This is better suited to a freelance home position due to the sparse work demand. You are going to need top of the line software such as Adobe Suite and top-notch skills if you really want to reel in the clients. Why not set up your own website and advertise yourself on social media to get started.

27. Local Search Engine Optimization Is Hot

SEO is the skill of optimizing a website for maximum exposure to search engines such as Google. It is a form of marketing since if a website ranks highly in Google for a highly searched keyword you can guarantee more potential customers to the business.

If you are skilled enough to do this and have a degree or adequate experience, then there are a lot of jobs out there. Check out flexjobs.com for more info (note, this is a paid service but I can tell you from experience that it’s a great service).

28. Video Editing – A Sorely Needed Skill

Video editing jobs are out there but sometimes it can be your location that keeps you from getting on with a company. Many companies in California will let you telecommute so long as you live in the state.

Do not despair though. There are still many jobs out there.  Check out Upwork.com for some suggested work ideas. Once again, you will need some top-notch hardware and software to go with your skill set in order to bring home the big bucks.

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29. Marketing Automation Specialists Are Not Robot Makers

A marketing automation specialist is responsible for handling the marketing needs for a company’s online advertising and promotional campaigns. This skill involves learning about sales funnels which is the process of bringing someone from the state of being a mildly interested prospect all the way to a happy paying customer, automatically. PersistIQ is a great site to start your job search.

30. Ebook Writers Can Really Make Good Cash From Home

Ebook writers are in demand right now and it is the perfect job for the housebound writer. If you have the skill to crank out page after page of interesting subject matter for any subject, then you can earn a very steady paycheck. To get started in this role check out ghostebookwriters.com or consider advertising your services to publishing companies, or on freelancer.com.

31. Event and Wedding Planning Works If That’s Your Thing

If organizational and interpersonal skills are your strength then there are brides out there looking for you! Event and wedding planning can be a hard market to break into and unless you can find someone who needs an apprentice then you will have to go it alone.

Consider setting up your own website and make sure you aggressively advertise your services.  You may even have to so far as to do one or two events super cheap to get some raving testimonials.

32. Interior Designers Can Earn From Home Too

If the thought of frills and throws tickles you then why not get into interior decorating. There are many leads sites looking to match your skills with interested clients. Check out craftjack.com for more info or advertise your services on an interior design job board.

33.  Handicraft Designers Make Up Things All The Time

Are you handy at creating beautiful knick-knacks that your friends rave about? If so, you might want to try your hand at creating an Etsy shop!  However, once you get going and making money you will want to expand into having your own website for a variety of reasons.

34. Affiliate Marketing: A Pipe Dream?

Affiliate marketing is the act of referring customers to products and services via a website thereby earning yourself a commission.  In theory it seems easy (and many hucksters on the web will attempt to convince you of this), but in reality most affiliate marketers don’t make even $500 over their entire career.  Why? Because most people who teach this as a method leave out the fact that there is real hard work involved. Don’t be suckered.

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There ARE people who make BIG money doing this, but it’s best for you to find out who they are and then attempt to get apprenticeship style training from them rather than taking course after course and ending up frustrated and poorer.  But beware: There are some really unscrupulous folk in this game. As with any entrepreneurial business venture you need to seriously do your homework before you explore this option.

35. Voice Actors Have A Voice Made For Radio

Voice acting can be fun and may even take you down a different career path than you ever originally planned for yourself. If you think you have the golden pipes that make the world swoon, then check out Fiverr and list yourself for employment as a voice actor. Alternatively, you could seek out an agent or talent agency, you never know you might end up in the next Pixar film!

36. Warm Sales, Cold Cash

Warm sales are basically reverse telemarketing (which is known as cold calling because the prospect did not ask you to contact them). This is where you are called by a client or you follow up on a lead for a sale in your chosen field.   In theory, you can make a lot of money closing warm leads and closing them should be easier as they expect your call or even better, they called you! Check out a website called isosales.com or search indeed.com to try to find a position.

37. Telemarketing, Doing The Hard Thing Well Can Get You Paid

Anyone who has ever done this knows it is not for the faint of heart. Telemarketing has gotten some flack over the years but if you know what you are doing you can make good money if you earn commissions.  If you have a thick skin, silky voice, are willing to overcome the word “No” then telemarketing might just be for you. To get started check out intrep.com.

38. Telemedicine, Who Knew There Was Such A Thing?

This is a great way for Nurses or Doctors to utilize their skills in a relaxed setting. If you have the training but want to do more work from home then this may be what you’re looking for.  If you are looking for a career in remote medicine then check out Teladoc.com, AmericanWell.com or PlushCare.com.

39. Software Developers Will Be In Demand Until AI Replaces Us All

Do the following terms mean anything to you: GitHub, RubyOnRails, Ubuntu, or Linux?  If so, you are probably a developer and you already know your worth.  Developers can work from anywhere that has an internet connection and as long as they are detail-oriented and deadline conscious, companies really don’t care where you are located. The internet is full of employers searching for this skill.

40. Part-Time Paralegal? Nice Work From Home Income Opportunity

Are you a paralegal? Are you tired of commuting to a dusty, paper-filled office? Well, there are forward-thinking companies out there that are looking for you to work from your home office!   For example, check out lawdingo.com.

More resources if you want to create a wealthy life: https://smartmoneystar.com/how-to-hack-your-financial-life/

So what do you think of the list? Do you have any other profitable side-hustles you’d like to report? Share it in the comments section or on our Facebook page!

INFOGRAPHIC: 10 Ways To Make Extra Money Online

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Veterans: Are you looking for a way to make more money

Have you ever wondered how some people are able to earn money from home?

Do you ever wish it was you who gets to kiss the day job goodbye? Do you feel like you could be doing something better than working your current gig?

Well if you answered “Yes” to any of the above questions then you might be interested in this fun infographic we have for you below.

This infographic dives into how certain people are using internet marketing strategies to earn a living from their laptop anywhere in the world.

However, I admit to you that there is always a “catch” you should be aware of.

The “catch” is that if you not ever sold anything online or learned to make any real money from the internet, people will never tell you that it is hard work. Like really, really hard.

Tim Ferriss’ book The Four Hour Work Week definitely got me started heading down the path of earning income from the web, but the biggest draw for me (and for most people) was the lure of getting showered with cash for basically doing very little work.

Of even worse, some may follow the glitter all the way to scam land.

After years of jumping from shiny object to shiny object in the make money online space, I finally came to the realization that of all the people I saw making big bucks from internet ventures, all of them clearly worked more than four hours a week. Most worked more like 60 hours a week or more.

I went through a long period of disillusionment once I began to realize the size of the task I was trying to accomplish. Here’s the Truth of the matter: Hard work, combined with insight into what your customer wants, is the surest way to make people pay you through the internet.

With that said, this really is a great infographic you can use to give you some inspiration to chase the dream of doing the impossible.

What is the impossible you say? Oh, it’s quite simple really. It is nearly impossible to:

  1. Get a person who barely knows you to stop their mindless, rambling internet entertainment search and;
  2. Sit up and take notice of you and your offer then;
  3. Rummage through the house to find their wallet, and;
  4. Use their card to perform a transaction with you online!

I say this is nearly impossible not because it actually is, but because 99.8% (a scientific figure I arrived at after buying stupid course after stupid course) of the marketers you will come across in your “make money online” journey will want you to believe that a silver bullet exists that negates the need for simple, tiring, relentless, mind-draining, hard work.

So, yes, making money online can be done. It can even make you wealthy. However, just like farming, you cannot just take a bag of manure (most online money making courses) and spread it on an un-prepped field (your computer) and expect a bumper crop of corn to spring up (magic money in your PayPal account).

That said, you have been duly warned!

Now let’s get to that darned awesome infographic listing 10 ways to make money online.  Review and comment on our Facebook page!

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How Can You Make Money Blogging?

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Hey Veterans: Do You Want to Know How to Make Money By Blogging?

Are you a veteran who has something to say?  Do you think people will find real value from your hard-earned life lessons?  Well, if you do we can help you figure out  ways to make money online by blogging?

This site is dedicated to helping veterans gain knowledge about saving money and earning more of it, and blogging is definitely a path that some people take in order to earn a living.

What Is Blogging and How Does It Work?

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Blogging has been around since the early years of the internet. Messages boards evolved into whole sites dedicated to the thoughts of just one person. People all over the internet are bragging about how much they’re making, but not saying what it takes to make the bucks.

Those lucky enough to make a living off the business don’t want you to know how they make money, but we do, so read on to learn how you too can get rich on your opinions.

In the quest to rid the internet of the scarcity mentality and to help you make money, below is a step by step guide to making money as a blogger.

1) You Need A Blogging Topic You Love

Now the first idea is going to be your biggest hurdle. You need to blog about something you know about (or have the passion to learn about quickly), but you also need to make sure it will be a topic you can carry on writing about for as long as it takes you to build up a fan base.

2) Find a Website Builder and CMS You Are Comfortable Using

There are several free blogging platforms on the internet but you need to find one you will be comfortable using and make sure it has the exposure you need for your target market. CMS stands for Content Management System. Some examples of blogging CMS platforms to get you started for free are the classic Blogger.com and WordPress. Both websites are user-friendly and great for beginners to the craft.

3) Advertise, Advertise, Drive Massive Traffic!

The importance of advertising and driving traffic cannot be emphasized enough when it comes to making money online by blogging. If you properly get your mindset focused on promoting your blog the right way, then you are throwing away the chance to make a fortune.

Make sure you advertise and be really active on social media.  Also, create by word of mouth by getting to know your target audience on forums and question and answer sites. Last, but not least, CREATE AWESOME CONTENT.

There really are people out there who make their living off blogging and they do it by consistently giving readers what they want.

Putting Adsense on your blog can get you started collecting money per ad click which can quickly add up depending upon your website traffic. If you had 500 people visit your site and click an ad that paid 0.03 per click that is $15 per day. Some advertisers have been reported to pay $7 per click so you can see the earning potential.

Finally

In a recent article for Inc.com, the issue of earning money online was addressed. When it came to the topic of blogging, the article was quick to note that blogging is the easiest and most sustainable way to make money online.

It offers some steps to set up a blog and reminds would be internet millionaires like yourself that so long as you blog about what you know and have yourself in the right market then you will have no problems making money off a blogging website.

Do you know a successful blogger who is doing things differently? Share it on our Facebook page.

Veterans: Can You Make Money Online Through Apps?

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Hey veterans: Are you looking for ways to make money from home using apps?

Have you tried some apps only to be disappointed with the money making opportunities they give?

Well, read on to learn more about how you can make more money with the use of apps.

Now, there are many apps offering different prizes and money making tasks, but the problem is finding the real gems. People who get on the app money-making bandwagon are going to be secretive about them.

Also, it is pretty difficult to figure out which apps to trust. With scammers on the rise paired with the recent Equifax breach, app usage is becoming a little bit of a something to be feared.

But through all the problems and worries there are apps that can make you money in a safe and fun manner.

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Now you might be holding your phone in your hand and trying to figure how this tiny piece of technology is going to help you make money. With apps, of course! The possibilities of money making potential are limitless and here a just a few of the ways you can make those Benjamins!

1) Drive for Uber or Lyft Apps

If you need to make some quick cash, why not be a private driver. Driving is a lucrative way to make ends meet and you can set your own hours. Now Uber is great for those out of you out there who may not be a people person.

The company has recently expanded its services from ride sharing to deliver driving for food companies and other companies who need packages delivered. There are some restrictions to being an Uber driver such as the age of the car and the ability to pass a background check.

Now what you make when working for Uber is really up to you, but the average is about $17 per hour.

2) Shopping apps to help you make money

Now shopping apps are a way to make money while you spend it! The basic principle is after you have made a purchase you scan your receipt in and reap rewards for your purchases. Sometimes you may get bonus points for certain items and after you get so many points you can redeem those points for cash.

Some of the popular shopping apps are ibotta.com, Ebates.com and shopkick.com. All of these apps have their individual terms and conditions and limitations on how much you can make.

3) Make your own app!

The best way to make revenue from an app is to make your own! There are many websites and companies out there that can help you make an app (see appmakr.com for example).

The best part with these sites is that the app can be about anything you want it to be. You could create the next Angry Birds!  Hey, you never know… Anything’s possible.

You should know that if you do not charge for your app then you will probably have to survive on advertising methods such as stopping a game midway to show an ad or have banners running in the app itself.

Any app’s growth can be slow in the beginning, but look at Angry Birds which was worth $210 million and they started out only charging less than $1 per download. That genius idea in your head could be next to take the world by storm.

So what did you think of our ideas and do you have any money-making app suggestions? If you do then please head over to our Facebook page to share them.

Are You Ready To Be A Social Media Freelancers?

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Hey Veterans: How To Be Your Own Boss As A Social Media Manager

Are you looking for a business that you could start out of your house yet allow you to work from anywhere in the world on your laptop?

Would you like to start a side-hustle that could really turn into a big business down the road?

Are you tired of the rat race and the life of the employee?

Well, the side-business in the YouTube video below just might be for you.

The video represents a great walkthrough of how to earn money online without paying anything.

However, there are a few items needed to make the business truly succeed that are not talked about in the report so I have chosen to include these items after the video.

Really, if you have any service-based business idea you can implement my add-on ideas to supercharge your chances for really succeeding.
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Why?

Because most of the people you will be competing within your space simply are too lazy to go out and do these things.

When I was still searching for a way to make money online that could also be a legit offline business that could really grow into something I really wish I had found this report from Fox News 7. Give a look and then let’s talk about how to really make sure you succeed should you choose to go that route.

Are you pumped to go out and start getting clients? Good! Here’s what you should do to try to stand out from the herd:

  1. Find the true physical address of the business contact who will make buying decisions for the prospective client.
  2. FedEx (not snail mail, not email) them a package that also contains a bulky trinket related to your service. They should be able to feel the item through the package. It should be something memorable for the business (i.e.-they should be super reluctant to throw it away)
  3. Follow up with a phone call – be sure to remind them of the trinket. The only goal of this call is to get an invite to sit down and chat for 15 minutes about their business needs.
  4. If you get the invite do your homework – try to anticipate the problems the business might be having. Let them confirm or deny these in your 15 minutes.
  5. Use the 15 minutes to learn about the ONE BIGGEST PAIN POINT regarding their business
  6. At the end of the 15 minutes offer to do a simple, super low-cost, hard to resist service for them based upon your research (i.e. – build or beautify a facebook fan page or LinkedIn profile)
  7. Over-deliver if you get the order, then ask for more business by showcasing how your service can SOLVE all or a portion of the BIG PAIN POINT you discovered in the 15-minute interview.
  8. Over Deliver. Rinse and Repeat.

You now have the keys to the kingdom, no matter where that kingdom lies.

From Beijing to the Bronx, this is a formula for success in service industries. Now it’s time to take your slice of the Pie of Success.

But you’re gonna need a bigger plate, my friend.

If you have other points you think should be added to this success template let me know!