If you've developed valuable skill sets or picked up certifications within your industry over the years, offering your consulting services to local business owners can be a lucrative way to make money online. Whether you're an expert marketer, business strategist, or manufacturing aficionado, there's likely a local business owner who's willing to pay you to help them solve an issue with their company. Start with this 18-step checklist to becoming a local business consultant from Karyn Greenstreet and then use my guide to crafting an effective cold email to convince them to hire you.
Commercial use requires 'releases' - editorial use doesn't. Stock photos can be sold for commercial (eg, marketing) or editorial (ie, journalistic) use. You'll have more opportunities to make cash if your photos are available for both, but photos containing people or property (including branding and logos) need signed releases to be sold commercially.
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Multi-vendor marketplaces, like ThemeForest, can be very successful. Chose a niche and create a vendor website for it. Your marketplace could be anything, from a platform for local artists to sell their work on, to an online digital product store. Once set up, invite people in that industry to sell their products on your site. You take a percentage of their profits when items sell.
Mturk ($2,400): This is by far the one I spend the most time on and has been the best earner. This site lets humans perform small tasks that robots still cannot do well. It is owned by Amazon. Downside is there are slim pickings on weekends and when colleges are out on vacation. I typically stick to surveys, but once in a while do batch jobs which there are more of. You have to wait a week for your first payout, which will go to an Amazon payment account. You can the get payouts one time per day after that. Approval for mturk can sometimes be a pain in the ass, almost impossible if you are not from the US, but is definitely worth it in my opinion if you can get approved. www.mturk.com
27. Sponsored/paid posts – Many blogs publish sponsored and paid posts. Sponsored posts are basically just posts about a specific brand, product or service. A company will pay you to publish an article about it. It’s similar with other paid posts as well. Your basically selling the spot for the article on your site. If you decide to take this route, you’ll want to build your traffic before you will get many offers.
Think about your topic. Most blogs will have a specific topic that they focus on. Having a focus can help readers know what to expect and can also help you create more detailed posts. Although you could have a general blog that covers whatever topics you feel like writing about, you may want to consider finding one topic that you love to blog about.
Thanks for this. There’s so much contradictory information out there and your blog always manages to cut through the BS. You always confirm my intuition. 🙂 My list isn’t huge (yet…), but the people on there are amazing. I just switched to AWeber so that I can be more responsive and also cull the list of people who aren’t opening my mails. I don’t care what size the list is as much as that everyone on there actually wants to hear from me. Thanks for all your great tips.
Working without the traditional office has become real with the help of the Internet. All types of online jobs related to writing like editing, proof reading and copywriting can be carried out at home. Many writers and websites owners need editors and proof readers to get their job done and pay for it. They have content with excellent information but there would be some grammatical and spelling mistakes. If you are not interested in writing, then you may choose the online proofreading jobs and make money with it.
In most cases, when it’s too good to be true…then it normally is. A good way to check would be to first analyse the site and ensure it is in fact indexed in Google. There is no such thing as “Instant Riches”. I agree with Satrap, if you want to make a lot of money online then you’re going to sacrifice the needed time. Making money online is an art, not a contest.
mTurk: I personally like this one for some spare cash. It does not take much to earn $20 a day. Some claim that they are able to make a living by dedicating their time to different jobs at mTurk. You will have to go through a learning curve, but once you get comfortable, you will find plenty of good and interesting HITs (Human Intelligence Tasks) to work on.
This is by no means a comprehensive guide to everything you can do online to make extra cash, nor is this really that impressive a number to make. This does not include some of the more well known sites like swagbucks or earnhoney, as I just do not like them that much. It does not include sites like Rat Race or Appen. It also does not include tutoring Chinese kids with some of the well known sites. This is more a quick overview of how I personally boosted my monthly income by almost $1,000 a month working with six different websites. While I am in America, many of these sites can be used worldwide. Hopefully someone can find a new revenue stream through this write-up.
Almost all of the companies listed in this article are accepting applications. Most of them are always interested in hearing from qualified editors/proofreaders (judging by your experience, that sounds like you!). I frequently see editor positions posted on Indeed, too. Just search for Editor (in the “what” box) and Remote (in the “where” box). That will pull up all the remote editing positions currently available.