There are a lot of people who earn a legitimate income from working online, from their own home. Some people are working online to make an extra bit of spending money and others have quit their jobs and working online has become a full time job for them. A lot of people are scared of making this step because there are a scams out there, but if you are careful and know the areas of work which are legitimate, this can become your job.
If you have done the research and know what you are doing, you will have come across certain areas of work which you need to focus on. These are not get rich quick schemes and they take a lot of work to make money, but are options available to you without being scammed.
Legitimate Ways to Make Money Online
1. Blogging –You can open a website on sites like Blogger or WordPress and write about something that you like. It might be movies, or TV shows or a hobby of yours. You can write about anything you like really. With blogging, it is really hard to make money, you have to build up a following and write using SEO words to get a better ranking on search engines. But once you have done this, you can make money through affiliate marketing or having adverts on your website.
2. Vlogging/Videos On YouTube – Vlogging and putting videos on YouTube is kinda like blogging but you are videoing instead of writing. You make money by letting YouTube put adverts on your videos and you get pennies for every click on the adverts, from your videos or your channels. If you are really lucky, you can signed by a network and they will sponsor you to make videos about things you like, but you also advertise a product of theirs.
3. Freelancing – If you are good at something like designing or article writing, then you can sign up on freelancing websites like oDesk or Elance and people will hire you to do the things you are good at. It is hard work but you can make a lot of money doing this. It just takes time and patience. Once you have had a few jobs, you will start getting good feedback and getting work will be a lot easier. Networking is important as well. Don’t burn bridges with any of your contractors because if you do good work they will think of hiring you again
4. eBay – If you have a lot of stuff floating around your house that you hardly use, it is worth putting them up for sale on eBay. You can make a bit of money on items that are just taking up dust. It will clear out your house and you will earn. Just make sure you charge the right price for postage and take into consideration that eBay take their cut as well
As you can see, there are a lot of ways you can make money without being scammed or having to fork out money up front. Just be aware that these ways aren’t exactly free. With blogging, you have to pay for web hosting and with freelancing, the websites charge fees and eBay charges selling fees. These outgoings are minimal though and they will never cost more than what you are making.