20 Legitimate Ways to Make Money Online

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What are 20 ways to make Money Online?


Are you looking for a legitimate way to make money online? I have some solutions for you. I have been working online over over two years now, and like everyone I struggled in the beginning to make money online.  I have come in contact with my fair share of scams myself. And, in loosing huge chunks of money, I even talked myself out of working online many times before ever becoming successful. So let me show you how to make money online fast.


1. Sell Stock Photos


Selling your photos on iStockPhoto is one of the easiest ways to make money online.  However before you just go taking pictures everywhere, take note of what’s selling and making profits on the site. iStockPhoto also take anyone who knows how to render images, some of their best sellers are images that were created on a computer. Have at least three photos ready for review, as you will need them when you sign up.


2. Amazon’s Mechanical Turk


If you are one to complete tasks in a timely manner then Amazon Mechanical Turk is for you. You won’t make more than just a few dollars an hour, but the tasks are simply to complete. Most tasks only take a few minutes and only pay about pennies, if you do Mturk often then it could add up to some great eating out money. You can sign up for free. And it is a quick way to make money. Its best to complete qualifications as it helps you to earn more. 


3. Become a freelance Article writer


There is a growing demand for freelance article writers. You can start by sending samples of your work to article directories. Potential clients include bloggers, marketers, and small business owners. I also hire writers so leave your information below.  I pay $20 dollars per article. So you can make money today!

Sites like Demand Studios, and Associated Content are looking for freelance writers every day to work on projects for sites like ehow, and YouTube. Freelance writing pays anything from $15 to $100 if you meet the the necessary requirements and time management needed to it. 


4. Sell stuff on eBay


Selling you’re things on ebay is a great way to make money online from home. People are always in need of items, and things to reuse. Once you get a feel of what things really sell like computers, ipads, headphones etc, then you can earn more. eBay gives you most of the gross sale but you have to pay about 10 to 12 percent off the top. Check out my store.  BuyingTime2. Let me know if you need any pointers, help, or ideas on what to sell.

eBay is a good place to get started, and you can make money online fast. But you will want to eventually branch off to your own website store. Once you know how to earn on ebay then you can also up the amount of things you sell to increase your earnings at your own eCommerce Store.


5. Write Articles for Magazines or other Publications


More writing opportunities. If you have a any background in blog writing or journalism, then writing for magazines and publications is very well for you. The great news is that there is magazines everywhere and you can make your own niche in any of their publications.

Now don’t just jump right in, make sure you have a plan, and a connection at the magazine in which you want to write for. That will help you get your foot in the door a bit faster. Keep an eye out for publications that are hiring to get jobs fast and easy. 

You can also write blogs on your one website and get started for free, right here from this website.  Go to The Wealthy Affiliate Program and check it out.  It is FREE.


6. Transcribe Audio Files


Listening and Transcribing files is a great way to make money online. Although it does take some time, and a lot of attention its an easy job, and depending on where you go pays very well. Transcribing requires good hearing, and a good command of the English language. Make sure you know how to transcribe before you start your job. For great transcribing jobs you can check out sites like Odesk and eLance to start.


7. Become a Virtual Assistant 


Becoming a virtual Assistant is one of the many jobs people can do online. People are always looking for assistance to do anything for them from writing up documents, making appointments and keeping track of a schedule.

There are complete books written on how to become a virtual assistant. Focus on one niche as an assistant. Reach out to potential customers directly and let them know what services you can offer them.  Try learning everything you can by using sites like AsssitU, which offers training for up-and-coming virtual assistants.


8. Write articles for eHow.com


If you understand the basics of  Keyword Research you can make a good monthly income writing articles for eHow.com. Ehow pays you a percentage for writing articles based on the revenues you earn from the articles, and how views you get when your keywords are searched. You can get through a few articles every day with relatively great ease. People who write for ehow as made figures from $100-$150/month.


9. Do some videos to promote affiliate products. 


Find a product worth promoting, that has an affiliate program and promote that product through videos. You can make videos through YouTube or other websites. You can target your video summary towards potential customers of that product.

Try to promote a product that will give you a great amount of money for each sale, but doesn’t cost a whole lot for the customer to buy. It also helps if your video if funny, useful and informative to increase your earnings. You can join a free program here….Wealthy Affiliate University.  Check out the free training on Affiliate Marketing you will receive.


10. Write an ebook targeted to people who need help.


Did you know it was possible to make $97 from ebooks as small as 12 pages? . The key? Finding people who are in desperate need of information on absolutely any subject. Writing ebooks helps to provide people with solutions to their problems based on research and your knowledge.  The results: Happy people with solved problems, and money in your pocket.


11. Build a small niche website


Are you good at educating people on something? Starting a small website on that one area of expertise will be good for you. Small websites that offer up good useful information make a good income each month as, the website offers up information that will be search on Google daily.

Small websites also make revenues by working with Google Ads Sense, and other companies to place ads on the website helping to build their earnings each month. For someone that has lots of time on their hands, a small niche website would be good for making some monthly income. Take a look at this Niche Program It’s FREE. You can learn all of this by clicking on a banner to your right, in the widget area. Free Again!


12. Help Local Business Develop an Online Presence


Local businesses that are struggling look for people to help them build themselves online. You can help by offering your services as their online administration. You can do so by setting up a website for that business, an email list, and promoting them. If you can deliver great results, many small business in your community would be willing to pay. You can build a clientele and even go door to door for clients.


13. Learn WordPress, then offer to install plugins and upgrade it


Everyone out there with a website uses the most trusted website host out there; WordPress.  WordPress makes millions for doing hosting, and blogging. How would you like to make an earning off WordPress?

Well you can! WordPress is a pretty confusing system and some people just don’t know how to use it. That’s where you come in, you can learn all about WordPress and offer to install plugins and upgrades to other users of WordPress. This gives people the benefit of knowing they have someone on call to help. 


14. Become the go-to person for a particular piece of software


Everyone always needs help with certain software. It can be anything from Microsoft to Quick Books. If you can offer that kind of help to anyone then you can make some extra cash in a small amount of time.

Simply just become the the go to person for any software. You can stop by to businesses and individuals and download, teach, or help them work a software. This demand is growing as new software’s come out everyday, and someone has to learn them.


15. Interview other people and Sell the Interviews


Have you ever thought about being on the news? being an Anchor? or simply just being a Host?. Well here’s your chance. People make money every day by doing interviews with famous and interesting people and then selling those interviews to big names for serious cash.

You can do any topics you want, and interview who ever you want. The main thing is to find things that people are interested in, and that will keep you making money. This kind of business has made people over $800 in continuous monthly income.


16. Become a freelance “Web Geek”


Their are unlimited projects out there for web geeks, whether its changing the theme on a blog to to creating your own website people out there are looking for web Geeks who know what their doing and know what their talking about. as a Web Geek you can start out with a small business to give you the start that you need to continue online.

You can also take free training to help others with websites using wordpress at the following link…Wealthy Affiliate.  Once you get the training, you can email members there and offer to help them with their websites since they do not have the time usually.  And make a great income.  I know several doing this now where the members from this program literally pay him thousands each month!


17. Enter logo and Design Contests


Do you know think you have the talent and skills necessary to give people what their looking for? Then you can enter Logo and Design Contests. Although its not a certainty that you will win the contest and get paid, its still a great way to get your name out there and start building a clientele. Its also a great way to build your portfolio and get into the industry.


18. Create twitter Backgrounds and e-covers


If you are a savvy designer then this is a good way to make a few extra dollars. Every design will need to be made to the requirements of the customer, however you can build a portfolio and develop art skills that will come to benefit you in the future. This is a great way to reach out to your customers personally and gain exposure by word of mouth.


19. Submit websites or Blog posts to social media websites


There is a high demand for bloggers and small businesses. This involves setting up marketing accounts, and using different software’s to handle the posts. Although this can be done with a computer, some companies prefer to have an actual person. As this can be a very confusing job of learning different software’s the pay is quite well, and ends in a long term position to each company.


20. Edit Audio/Video for others


Editing audio for others is a good job, its just the same as transcribing documents. It requires good hearing, and the ability to edit to the requirements of your customers. Most computers have an editing software that many can use, so it doesn’t take money out of your pocket, only put money in your pocket.


Do What I Do–I use Wealthy Affiliate


FREE:  One thing I’ve always wanted to do is learn to do video, and then offer this service to others.  One place to check this out is the free training again at Wealthy Affiliate.  Receive free video training and what to do.  Start using your iPhone or other device to shoot video and upload to utube.  You can also use utube as your billboard for your advertising.  One thing about videos is it is an ever growing market and millions are looking at them!

If you sign up with the Wealthy Affiliate and go through the free lessons, you will learn how to make money using a quickly built website by wordpress.  I do affiliate marketing such as you see on this website, helping people find solutions, and warning them of the ever present program scams out there.  Reach out to the program Wealthy Affiliate and get started making money at home!

My name is Rick Bell and if you are looking for help, I have helped hundreds get their start in one or several of the programs and ways offered to you in this article.  Let me assist you today.  Leave a message below and I will catch you tomorrow with a response.


Rick Bell










10 Responses

  1. Jonathan (Writer Dude)

    Hey Rick!

    Great list here of ways to make money online. And you did a great job of explaining them as well.

    And I like the fact that it is not the same methods everybody recommends (do surveys, etc) You really put some thought and effort into writing a great list of ways to make money online.

    I noticed that several of the “ways to make money” you mentioned include some form of writing and I just wanted to stress the point a little more.

    Writing is a really great way to make money online because there are so many different forms of writing and you can really choose which one suits you best.

  2. Mariah

    I want to become a freelance writer. How do I go about achieving this goal?

    • Rick

      There are many ways to do this. One I would suggest is join a program where you are required to write! The WA course does just that. Many members start out not even believing they can write. Yet, once they get going just being themselves, they pick up on what is needed to become a great writer. Anytime we put our words out there in a commercial world, we become better and better.
      Join WA, create a website, and focus on niche about learning to write! Or anything you feel an interested in. An affiliate site can get you writing everyday! If you wish.
      YOu can write to your hearts content, and improve with each article you send in. It is that easy!
      Rick Bell
      You can also call me through my contact page and I can help you get set up. And answer any questions you may have.

  3. Ashaunti Richardson

    Very informative article with lots of needed information. Nice Article. Thank you.

  4. Kimoni Walters

    As a student I look for great ways to make money online. These really showed me what direction to take. Thanks for the Article.

    • Rick

      You are welcome. You got it Jonathan. I must admit you know quite a bit about the system and set up here online. I appreciate you more than you know for stopping by and touching base on your findings.
      Just like Wealthy Affiliate. It is a matter of time before many get there one way or another and we are here to help them get there some how some way some shape some form! Link this: http://downhillmoney.com/wealthy-affiliate-review/

  5. Candice Saunders

    These are some really good ways to make money! Thanks for the Article.

  6. Randy

    I sell on eBay, and its not too bad at all. I earn a good monthly income from it. Great Article,Thank you.

  7. Shelly Sims

    I’m happy to have found this article. I have only been making money online at a few sites and wasn’t sure where else to turn to increase my income. Thanks for showing me some great ways.

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