If you find yourself on hard times, or you simply want to get rid of that horrible day job and stay home with your loving, sometimes annoying, always awesome kids, there are so many....no really...so many ways to make money from the comfort of your computer.
You have to find what works for you and your lifestyle. If you don't want to sit on your phone all day as a virtual assistant, then don't. Find what works. Period.
Check out a few of these sites to find small tasks or jobs to make a few bucks.
- Elance.com- This is a freelance job website offering positions lasting from one day to long term. There are two payment options once a job is completed: hourly or fixed rate. Be careful what you apply to, make sure the client is verified and his/her payment method is on file. Once you find what you want, apply. They may ask you to interview, if so, be professional. Be honest. If you continue to use Elance and apply often, you could have a high rating and find premium jobs.
- Odesk.com- Another freelance job website similar to Elance. Same deal. Find jobs, apply, be careful and selective. You could get paid doing anything from research to reviews to article writing.
Speaking of article writing. I HIGHLY suggest a website that can make you some money and gain some popularity in your profile:
Helium.com- This is a site near and dear to my heart. I have been writing content for Helium since they opened their site many many years ago. This site has come full circle. They offer a marketplace where you can compete for paid jobs. They have contests on everything from articles to poems. And you can make REAL money. You create your profile and post articles based on need. Or you can create your own article and write about whatever you want. It's a great site for people who want to share info AND writers wanting to make some cash doing what they love. Check it out!
Survey sites are HORRIBLE. However, I normally would not post about them but there is ONE that is legitimate and you can actually make money without any scams:
Opinion Outpost- It will take you about 2 hours to make $10, however, it's doable. Just make 100 points then you can cash it in PayPal for $10.00. Spend a little time, take surveys and it can bring you a few extra dollars in your pocket. The surveys range from 1 minute to 90 minutes depending. It's worth it once you try it. And you can make some quick cash.
I spend my days finding new ways to make money online. My next post will be about eBay and how to be successful.
Now go make some money!!!