Making Money on Your Computer
Times have changed. Life today is certainly different than it was just 20 years ago. There are opportunities available today that were not available yesteryear. Even though unemployment is a heavy anchor around our collective necks, as citizens of this great country, there are opportunities that may be closer than we realize. Most people today either own a computer or have access to one. As you are reading this, there are thousands of people who have found legit ways to make money online. In many ways this industry is still in its infancy. As more and more people choose to shop from the comforts of their home, bricks and mortar businesses such as Barnes and Noble, Best Buy, and Sears are on shaky ground and are losing business to online businesses. There are many “Mom & Pop” shops on the internet, as well as the behemoths, Amazon, Wal-Mart, and Target.
There are many advantages that online business has over bricks and mortar business, including no rent, flexible hours, and being able to work in your pajamas, to name a few. Another advantage is that you are basically marketing to the world. There is no limit to how much money could be made. Who knows, you may be the next Mark Zuckerberg. There are a number of legit ways to make money online, but it is recommended to consider one that you have a talent for or have experience in. Some people make money selling things that they personally make. This could be in addition to a business you already have or one that you start from scratch.
Having a website is one of the legit ways to make money online. Once you have a site, there are a number of things you can do.You need to have a good website design and get the site ranking first before any traffic will come to the site. So search engine optimization – seo wether local or national targeted audience, is a must.
Affiliate marketing is a popular way to rake in the bucks, which means you advertise another company’s product or service on your site. You may have your own product or service that you have to offer. If you have a niche, or area of expertise, you have knowledge that others would be able to benefit from. There are people from all walks of life at all different age groups making serious money with their own website.
Filling out surveys online is another option to consider. It may not make you rich, but it is another legit way to make money online. Many people have sold on eBay and have made it into a consistent money maker. You can even advertise on Craigslist. You can buy on Craigslist and sell on eBay or buy on eBay and sell on Craigslist. Many people have things to sell but are not familiar with eBay and would welcome someone else listing their items on eBay and gladly pay a fee.
If you have a flair for writing, there are sites that will pay you for your expertise. You can check out Elance or Associated Content, to start with. The main thing is to get started and consider legit ways to make money online. What do you have to offer that people are looking for? Once you answer this question, you are on your way.
Pat Esposito has been involved in real estate for 30 years as an investor, trainer, and consultant. He is the author of The Best Investment You Can Make, and The Informed Real Estate Investor and is the founder of http://www.abundantlife1.com.
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