Earning a living on the inter-webs is fast becoming a reality for thousands of individuals each day.
It makes sense right? I mean, with the internet replacing just about everything the opportunities are moving from the storefronts we were once used to to the laptops and the smart devices that have connected us all.
Just look at how e-commerce has boomed in the last decade. Opportunities are all around us, virtually speaking of course.
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Incentivized Freebie Websites are pretty easy to understand once you visit them. I’m sure you’ve been there, we all have. They give you the chance to earn cash or prizes by first fulfilling the required number of special offers, and secondly, by referring others who must then do the same, and presto, they send you the promised gift or cash award.
I used to think these sites where a scam- until a friend showed me the cash payout in real time.
These sites are very real and they payout every time. The problem is that most people are skeptical at best and turn away, or worse yet they give up half way through trying to complete the offers because they become overwhelmed.
That’s not the way to look at it. These sites give anyone, anywhere, the real ability to make money from home with little effort. Check out this short business model that even a five year old could follow
1-complete offers and be green-lighted to start sending referrals for cash
2-send referrals for cash
It’s ridiculously simple. All you need is a PayPal account connected to the e-mail you sign up with when you register so when your referrals sign up and complete the offers you get paid. Just like anything else the work you put in will directly reflect what you get out of this opportunity.
The trick to this is understanding the reality that if you can find and funnel quality referrals into these IFW’s you will make cash. I recommend the no nonsense approach. Split the cash you receive with those who you refer to the sites, and explain to them the process so that they understand how valuable the site will then become to them once they are green-lighted to start sending referrals.
Once green-lighted by the I.F.W, you simply sell the opportunity of earning extra cash online to others while explaining the process in detail.
We’re talking about big time corporations behind the special offers on these sites. They have extremely deep pockets so the incentives they offer can be pretty awesome. The best one I have found is THIS SITE, they offer 60 dollars cash for every person who you refer to their website that completes the required number of offers. You could use an extra 60 bucks right? Imagine how much you could make if everyone on your social networks wasn’t immobilized by skepticism.
As they say, fortune favors the bold. Those who never succeed often never even tried, not to mention you can complete only the free offers and never even spend a dime!
Did you know that there are companies out there that will create your product and ship it for you while you sit back and relax? It’s called drop-shipping and it’s a beautiful thing. There’s one company that makes things so easy they will build and host your website for free. All you have to do is come up with the images or designs for a unique clothing line. As you’ve probably already realized the world is a pretty big place, and you can sell just about anything. I recommend you focus on something you are passionate about and let the creative juices flow. There are plenty of ways you can get images for your designs, the easiest of which is taking photos. Heck, you could take pictures of every cat you see and sell to people who show an interest in cat merchandise via targeted Facebook Advertising. You simply upload the images you love and BAM, you’ve got a product to sell- all from the comfort of your own home.
This process gives anyone the opportunity to become a business owner with very little time and effort. You can sign up here for free and start building an online business today.
Here’s an example of a site I built in a matter of hours. www.creepybears.com
4. Write an e-book
Writing an e-book is easier than you might think. I was watching one of Jeff Walkers YouTube video’s and he gave me the best writing advice I’ve heard to date. He said to set the timer and write until it goes off. He also said that in the beginning of this process he was writing; ‘I don’t know what to write’ repeatedly from time to time, but after a while he was pumping out chapter after chapter. Sometimes the most important thing is to just keep going. No matter what it is you want to write about just do it. Once you have an e-book to sell you can turn it int a passive income stream for the rest of your life (or as long as the topic is relevant), choose wisely.
Don’t worry, you can self-publish through Amazon, Google Play, iTunes and various other platforms. As long as your content doesn’t violate there guidelines of course.
5. Create an Online Course
Yup, you heard that right. YOU can teach others. All of us are good at our very own unique combination of skills. Somewhere in that amalgamation is something that you are really good at.
Have you identified it yet? Is it creative writing? Is it drawing? Maybe you collect stamps? In the end it doesn’t really matter what it is because someone else out there feels just as passionate as you do and wants to learn more.
That’s where you come in.
There are a few online platforms that allow individuals just like you and me post online courses. They provide a wealth of information and support to help you get that course out of your head, onto paper, and finally into a video format so that it can be delivered through the magic of the inter webs to whomever wants to learn from you, wherever they may be!
The beauty of this is the passive income stream that is generated after the initial workload is over. Get in there and get the work done and before you know it you’ll have another revenue stream. See how this works?
This is another awesome opportunity for anyone with an internet connection and a desire to make a living online. Language teachers are sought after the world over. People everywhere are learning second languages. The internet has expanded the ability for native speakers of a language to reach students across the globe. Sign up and become a teacher today! The become a teacher button is on the bottom of the page under the ‘Get Help’ category.
Get started today.
If you already have a product that you sell you may want to consider Amazons Vendor Program. It allow anyone who has an existing business and wants to put it on auto-pilot. What Amazon does is takes care of everything from buying and storing the merchandise, to shipping and customer service. They will be taking a percentage of the proceeds but it may just be the way you can finally travel the globe and enjoy the fruits of your labor!
This technique requires you have a website and are generating at least some traffic. The ads are serviced by Google and you will be paid a small amount for how many times the ads are viewed. Once you are approved for the Adsense program you simply copy and paste the code they provide. This process generates very small amounts of money unless your site is generating millions of views, or unless the ads are clicked and a purchase is made. Adsense results vary depending on the content of the site and how well the ads are matched to your audiences consumer needs.
Becoming an Affiliate Marketer is an easy way to bring your audience merchandise they love. Almost everyone knows about Amazon and iTunes Affiliate programs but did you know there was a network of Affiliate programs all in one place? Well now you do. It’s called Rakuten LinkShare and they have thousands of opportunities for Affiliate Marketers.
Another awesome program is the Amazon Associates program. Once accepted you will be able to create short links to any of Amazons web-pages, create customized links to products of your choice, or just let Amazon host banner ads on your site. If a purchase is made you get a cut. I use Amazon a lot and so do millions of others, it’s just smart business to bring your audience the things they are already buying. In my opinion this is one of the best options for those of us who want to create content based websites rather than your typical online storefront.
Check out this cheeky post I put up on one of my sites and notice the Amazon Merchandise below the video.
11. Website Building
There are two ways to go about this. The first would be to build and maintain websites that you own, and use as a vehicle for affiliate marketing, advertising, and selling directly to your audience. The other way would be to build websites for clients. Either way it is a viable way to earn an honest living from the comfort of your own home or wherever you carry your lap-top to.
Building a website has become extremely easy. All you need is the platform to get started. If you are already a business owner and want a stand-alone site without having to lift a finger you should sign up with BlueHost. They are extremely professional and I couldn’t be happier with their service.
If on the other hand you want to create a website that you will be building and maintaining yourself I recommend you start with this free website creation platform. I’ve used them and they give you for free what others charge for.
Are you creative? Do you have an interest in crafts? Maybe you have a few boxes of homemade jewelry or a basement full of bird houses you made in your spare time. Maybe you’ve always made hand-crafted ornaments or gift cards during the holidays? If you are a creator than Etsy is the place for you. It’s an online marketplace that specializes in homemade, handcrafted, and uniquely awesome merchandise. All you need to do is sign up, take awesome pics of the items you’ve created, and start selling! This is an especially good idea for those of us who just can’t help but let the creativity flow!
Whether you want to turn those boxes of comics from your childhood into a pile of cash or you love hunting for antiques in garage sales, Craigslist may just be your ticket to a side income. Craigslist is also largely unregulated, so proceed with caution when dealing with people. Always meet in a public place and during the day. Well, now that I’ve creeped you out I will move on. Craigslist has been the go-to for savvy buyers and sellers for decades. Most of the merchandise is second hand with some exceptions, but over-all the site is a treasure trove of deals, and if you have the knack you can haggle them even lower.
Do you have an incredible idea but lack the funds to see your passion become reality? If this sounds like you Kickstarter is the place to go. It is a crowd-funding platform that connects creators and innovators with individual investors. I wish they had this when I was a teenager. I was teeming with awesome ideas, many of which I saw come to fruition for those with bigger bank accounts and better connections.
Anyone can become a blogger. All it takes is the passion and dedication the share information about something you love. The most successful bloggers use a combination of Pay-Per Click advertising, Affiliate Links and the sale of Informational Products and E-books they own to earn a handsome pay-check. It takes a lot of time and effort to build a large enough audience to start seeing real results but those who stay the course start earning a recurring passive income. If you steadily invest a few hours at a time two to three times per week, you can rest assured that in a few years you will be earning handsomely for your efforts.