Thursday, December 11, 2008

10 ways to make extra money online

Working on Freelance Projects

There are many places providing freelance jobs. People who have skills and extra time can find jobs there. The large bid-based job boards are good places to start. eLance, Guru, ScriptLance, and sologig are some of the best ones.

Become a Topic Expert provides a guided tour of the web’s best sites in a wide range of topical areas. A paid guide who is an expert in one area maintains the corresponding area of the site. The job of a guide is one part blogger, one part directory curator, and one part columnist. There are always openings for new guides and compensation starts at $725 per month. Guides are paid based on the amount of traffic they bring in and some make in excess of $100,000 per year.

Sell Your Stuff

Becoming an eBay millionaire is far from a piece of cake, but making some extra money in tough economic times is definitely doable. We all have some stuff in the attic that we never use, have outgrown, or just no longer need. Put it up for sale on eBay or Craigslist and make some extra cash. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, after all.

Sell Your Photos

Amateur-produced stock photos are a huge business. Last year iStockPhoto paid out $20.9 million in royalties to contributors. So selling your photos is indeed a possible way to make some extra, passive income, and there are a number of places where you can try to sell your pictures. Such as: Shareapic

Trading Websites

Buying and selling web sites has also become big business. SitePoint’s Marketplace has grown into the internet's number one place to buy and sell web sites, and a great number of people make a living doing just that.

Help People Search

If you’re good at finding things on the Internet, then you can make a few extra income helping people locate the information they need. Web search site ChaCha employs a group of search guides that help people do web searches. You won’t make big money doing it, but it’s not a bad way to make some change in your spare time.

Sell Your Writing

Finding a full-time job as a writer isn’t easy, but selling your freelance writing (and audio, video, and images) has never been easier thanks to Associated Content. AC is a network of content producers that allows anyone to submit content and be paid for it when it is distributed to their partner sites. The site says it has paid out over $1 million to content producers.

Name a Product

Even if you’re not a designer, you can still get in on the crowdsourcing action. NameThis is a contest site similar to 99designs, but rather than competing for design projects, users compete to come up with names for new products and services. If you fancy yourself a clever wordsmith, there is money to be earned at NameThis.

Review Products on Your Blog

Design a T-Shirt

The last but not the least, if you’re a good designer, you can try your luck at t-shirt design for Threadless. Winner of designs can get $2,000, and $500 worth of free t-shirts. Non-designers can provide slogans at a $500 cash prize.

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