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The Best VPN services of 2017

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What Is a VPN?

A virtual private network (VPN) is a technology that allows you to create a secure connection over a less-secure network between your computer and the internet. It protects your privacy by allowing you to anonymously appear to be anywhere you choose.

A VPN is beneficial because it guarantees an appropriate level of security and privacy to the connected systems. This is extremely useful when the existing network infrastructure alone cannot support it.

For example, when your computer is connected to a VPN, the computer acts as if it’s also on the same network as the VPN. All of your online traffic is transferred over a secure connection to the VPN. The computer will then behave as if it’s on that network, allowing you to securely gain access to local network resources. Regardless of your location, you’ll be given permission to use the internet as if you were present at the VPN’s location. This can be extremely beneficial for individuals using a public Wi-Fi.

Therefore, when you browse the internet while on a VPN, your computer will contact the website through an encrypted VPN connection. The VPN will then forward the request for you and forward the response from the website back through a secure connection.

VPNs are really easy to use, and they’re considered to be highly effective tools. They can be used to do a wide range of things. The most popular types of VPNs are remote-access VPNs and site-to-site VPNs.

Who needs a VPN?

The protection provided by a VPN offers users many advantages. First and foremost, it prevents anyone on the same network access point (or anywhere else) from intercepting your web traffic in a man-in-the-middle attack. This is especially handy for travelers and for those using public Wi-Fi networks, such as web surfers at hotels, airports, and coffee shops. VPNs also cloak your computer’s actual IP address, making it harder for advertisers (or spies, or hackers) to track you online.

Many VPN services also provide their own DNS resolution system. Think of DNS as a phone book that turns a text-based URL like “pcmag.com” into an IP address that computers can understand. Savvy snoops can monitor DNS requests and track your movements online. Greedy attackers can also use DNS poisoning to direct you to bogus phishing pages designed to steal your data. When you use a VPN’s DNS system, it’s another layer of protection.

This is just common-sense security, but there are also people for whom a VPN is essential for personal and professional safety. Journalists and activists rely on VPN services to circumvent government censorship so they can safely communicate with the outside world. Of course, doing so may be against the law, depending on the country in which they’re located.

What about using a VPN for BitTorrent? Some services, such as TorGuard and NordVPN, allow peer-to-peer file sharing and the use of BitTorrent sharing. Others cancel your subscription if you use their servers for file sharing. Be smart: Learn the company’s terms of service—and the local laws on the subject. That way you can’t complain if you get caught.

What to look for in a VPN

Before anything else, understand that if you want to use a VPN you should be paying for it. Free VPNs are either selling your browsing data in aggregated form to researchers and marketers, or giving you a paltry amount of data transfer every month. Either way, a basic rule of thumb is that a free VPN will not protect your privacy in any meaningful way.

The next thing to consider is a VPN’s logging policies. In other words, what kind of data is a service collecting about you and your VPN activity, and how long is that data saved?

Privacy is the basic principle of a VPN, and what good is it to avoid passive government surveillance only to have a VPN provider record all your website visits?

Ideally, a VPN will say it only keeps logs for the briefest of periods. Some providers, for example, only log activity in RAM during a session or automatically send all records to oblivion once they’re created. Other providers may keep records for a few hours, days, weeks, or even months.

VPN policies also vary when it comes to personal information. Some VPNs want to know very little about you, preferring users sign on with a pseudonym and pay with Bitcoin. That’s a little exotic for most people, which is why many services also accept PayPal.

Paying this way isn’t ideal for privacy, but it means the VPN doesn’t have your payment information on record—though it would be available from PayPal.

After the logging policies, you want to know how many servers the VPN offers and how many country connections it has. The number of servers provides an idea of how much load a VPN can take before slowing to a crawl due to overwhelming traffic.

The country connections, meanwhile, matter most to those who want to spoof their location; however, non-spoofers should also make sure there are connections in their home country. If you live in Los Angeles, for example, and want access to American content, then you’ll need a VPN that provides U.S. connections. It won’t work to try and watch Amazon Prime Video over a Dutch VPN connection, because as far as Hulu’s concerned your computer is in the Netherlands.

Some users will also want to research a VPN provider’s peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing policies. There are VPNs that block torrents. Others turn a blind eye to them, but will sell you out in a heartbeat should you be up to no good. P2P is not our main focus here, but we will note in each review whether a particular provider allows file sharing or not.

Finally, how many devices does a VPN support from a single account? In this age of smartphones, tablets, laptops, and PCs, a VPN’s cost should include licensing for at least five devices. Also, a provider should have Android and iOS apps to make it easy to connect a smartphone or tablet to the service.

How We Tested

One basic test for a VPN service is to see how long a VPN client takes to connect to a VPN server and get online. We installed each vendor’s VPN client software on a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga notebook, an Apple MacBook Air, an iPad mini and an Android-based Samsung Galaxy S6 phone. We used all four devices with all VPN services.

  • Using Wi-Fi on the X1 Yoga, we timed how long it took to connect to websites, measured latency times (how long it took a server to respond), and recorded upload and download speeds with Ookla’s Speedtest meter, both with and without the VPN activated. We also saw how long it took to download a 428MB file of a 4K video shot by NASA about the International Space Station, both with and without VPN activation.
  • We measured how quickly a VPN service connected after we clicked the activation button. These readings, and those of the data speed and latency — how long it took to get a response from a destination server — were repeated three times and averaged.
  • During each test run, we noted how many times (if any) we needed to re-establish the VPN link.
  • We also used each VPN for a variety of more mundane things, such as receiving and sending email; retrieving, updating and saving Google Docs files; and playing a few online games.

What VPNs Do and Don’t Do

Using a VPN can make it look like you’re someplace else. It’s a well-worn practice to evade online censorship, as in China, or to tap into U.S. streaming services while in Europe or Asia. We’ve used VPNs to read the New York morning paper in Beijing and watch American TV in England.

But there are some caveats. A VPN will give you more privacy, but not more security. If you end up on a website harboring malware, the VPN can’t prevent you from being infected. (A couple of the full-fledged VPN services have started blocking known malicious sites.)

Also, although your data is encrypted as it travels between you and the far-off VPN server, it won’t necessarily be encrypted once it leaves the VPN server to get to its final destination. If it isn’t encrypted — and whether it is depends on the website you’re connecting to — then the traffic might be intercepted and read. (One well-known VPN provider that we haven’t yet reviewed was recently accused of inserting ads in users’ web browsers, which would violate users’ security and privacy.)

If you just want to evade geographical restrictions on streaming content, such as BBC iPlayer or Hulu, you don’t need a VPN to do so. You just need a proxy service that will make it look like you’re in the right country. There are many free proxy services available, but do your homework before choosing one — some of them are a bit dodgy.

Finally, Netflix is cracking down on both VPNs and proxy services. There’s no guarantee that a particular service will evade Netflix’s geographical restrictions on a particular day.

Know Your VPN Types

All of the VPN services we reviewed use the AES-256 encryption standard, which would take a well-equipped hacker with a powerful computer many years to crack. Anyone eavesdropping on your Wi-Fi traffic in a café would see gibberish without the encryption key.

Six of the VPN services we tested — CyberGhost, ExpressVPN, IPVanish, NordVPN, Private Internet Access and PureVPN — are what we call “full featured.” If you plan on running all your home internet traffic through a VPN, or you travel frequently, these are the services you should consider.

These services offer many ways to connect; support operating systems and devices beyond just the “big four” operating systems (Windows, Mac, Android and iOS); have hundreds, or even thousands, of servers in dozens of countries; and generally let the user sign up and pay anonymously.

The flip side is that a few of these full-featured services are pretty anonymous themselves, operating behind shell companies in offshore tax havens. If you’re trying to avoid government scrutiny, that’s great, but you might have a hard time getting your money (or bitcoin) back in the event of a dispute with the VPN provider.

Two other services — Avast SecureLine and Avira Phantom VPN — are run by antivirus companies as complements to their primary business. These VPN services offer fewer features; are limited to Windows, Mac, iOS and Android; don’t work without client software; have a couple of dozen servers at most; and don’t let you pay anonymously. But the companies are known quantities, and the services are handy for occasional travelers.

Finally, there’s Opera VPN, which is completely free. The desktop version works only within the Opera web browser. But the mobile apps, which are made by a different company, encrypt all the internet traffic to and from an iOS or Android device. However, both the desktop and mobile versions of Opera VPN have servers in only five countries.

VPN Protocols

There are several different VPN protocols, not all of which are used by all of the VPN services we reviewed. Most operating systems have built-in support for at least one of these protocols, which means you can use it — and a VPN service that supports it — without client software. Most of the full-fledged VPN services have online instructions for how to do this, as well as how to set up routers to connect directly to the services.

OpenVPN: OpenVPN is very secure, open-source and widely used. Most VPN services support it, but except for Chrome OS, few operating systems do. It can be used in either TCP (web) or UDP (streaming) mode; the latter is sloppier but faster. You’ll need either the VPN service’s client software or one of the many free alternatives. (Either way, you’ll still need to pay for the VPN service.)

L2TP/IPsec (Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol with Internet Protocol Security): L2TP is not secure itself, so it’s generally paired with the IPsec secure-networking standard. If properly implemented, the combination of the two is very secure. It has native support in Windows, OS X/macOS, Android, Chrome OS and iOS. Most VPN services support it.

IKEv2 (Internet Key Exchange version 2, generally with IPsec): This is a newish standard that is very secure when properly implemented. It has native support in Windows, iOS and recent versions of OS X/macOS.

SSTP (Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol): SSTP is a Microsoft protocol with native support on Windows Vista and later versions. It’s thought to be quite secure, but only Microsoft knows for sure.

PPTP (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol):This standard is largely obsolete, with many known security flaws, but it’s fast. It has native support built into Windows, Android and older versions of Mac OS X and iOS; Apple dropped support with macOS Sierra and iOS 10. Use PPTP only for streaming content, as it won’t protect your data.

How to choose a VPN Service?

There’s a vast range of VPN servers on the internet. Some are free, but the best ones require a monthly subscription. Before you decide to download a VPN, make sure you consider these factors for understanding a VPN:

Cost – VPNs aren’t too pricey, but they vary from vendor to vendor. If your main concern is price, then go with something inexpensive, or free – like Spotflux Premium VPN or AnchorFree HotSpot Shield Elite. By all means, try a free server but they do have a few drawbacks since they attract a lot of users. Free servers are often slower, and since most are ad-supported, they place adverts on the online pages you access. Others can even limit the speed of your connection, as well as your online time or amount of data transferred.

It’s also important to note that leading VPN providers such as NordVPN and Privacy Internet Access offer stronger security features to ensure you’re digitally safe. When selecting a paid VPN service, always be sure to check which countries it operates servers in.

Reliability – Select a VPN that is reliable and read the reviews to make sure that it’s capable of protecting you by providing you with sufficient online privacy.

High security – An effective VPN will have the following security features: 128-bit encryption, anonymous DNS servers and an absence of connection logs.

Are there any bandwidth limits? This can often be linked to price; paying more will generally provide more bandwidth with faster internet access.

Are apps for Android, iOS phones and tablets available? Apps for Android and iOS devices are also vulnerable, so make sure your VPN server can support them.

To ensure privacy, you want to make sure you have a VPN that doesn’t store online logs. Some servers provide virus and spyware protection, and features like that can significantly increase your online safety.

Using a no-logs VPN service will provide you with a higher degree of security. It can protect you from blanket government surveillance and prevent your internet service provider from knowing your online activity.

What is a remote-access VPN?

A remote-access VPN uses public infrastructure like the internet to provide remote users secure access to their network. This is particularly important for organizations and their corporate networks. It’s crucial when employees connect to a public hotspot and use the internet for sending work-related emails. A VPN client, on the user’s computer or mobile device connects to a VPN gateway on the company’s network. This gateway will typically require the device to authenticate its identity. It will then create a network link back to the device that allows it to reach internal network resources such as file servers, printers and intranets, as if it were on the same local network.

It usually relies on either Internet Protocol Security (IPsec) or Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to secure the connection. However, SSL VPNs can also be used to supply secure access to a single application, rather than an entire internal network. Some VPNs also provide Layer 2 access to the target network; these will require a tunneling protocol like PPTP (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol) or L2TP (Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol) running across the base IPsec connection.

What is a site-to-site VPN?

This is when the VPN uses a gateway device to connect to the entire network in one location to a network in another location. The majority of site-to-site VPNs that connect over the internet use IPsec. Rather than using the public internet, it is also normal to use career multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) clouds as the main transport for site-to-site VPNs.

VPNs are often defined between specific computers, and in most cases, they are servers in separate data centers. However, new hybrid-access situations have now transformed the VPN gateway in the cloud, typically with a secure link from the cloud service provider into the internal network.

What is a mobile VPN?

A traditional VPN can affect the user experience when applied to wireless devices. It’s best to use a mobile VPN to avoid slower speeds and data loss. A mobile VPN offers you a high level of security for the challenges of wireless communication. It can provide mobile devices with secure access to network resources and software applications on their wireless networks. It’s good to use when you’re facing coverage gaps, inter-network roaming, bandwidth issues, or limited battery life, memory or processing power.

VPN FAQ

Since we’re living in a connected world, security and privacy are critical to ensure our personal safety from nefarious hacks. From online banking to communicating with coworkers on a daily basis, we’re now frequently transferring data on our computers and smartphones. It’s extremely important to find ways of securing our digital life and for this reason, VPNs have become increasingly common.

Best VPN: Reviews

Have a special set of needs, or looking to investigate the other options? Below is a list of all the VPNs we’ve reviewed. We’ll keep evaluating new ones and reevaluating services we’ve already tried on a regular basis, so be sure to come back to see what else we’ve put through their paces.

VPNs Keep You Safe Online

We have become so comfortable with our data traveling over Wi-Fi that most of us have simply stopped worrying about the safety of said data—not to mention just who else might be seeing it. Public Wi-Fi networks, which are commonplace and convenient, are unfortunately also extremely convenient avenues for attackers looking to seize your personal information. When even your ISP is allowed to sell your browsing history it’s well past time to start thinking about protecting your data from snoops.

Enter virtual private networks (VPNs). These online services use simple software to secure your internet connection, and they give you greater control over how you appear online, too. While you might never have heard of VPN services, they are valuable tools that you should understand and use. So who needs a VPN? The short answer is that everyone does. Even Mac users can benefit from a VPN.

Which VPN Is Right For You?

Computer and software providers work hard to make sure that the devices you buy are safe right out of the box. But they don’t provide everything you’ll need. Antivirus software, for example, consistently outperforms the built-in protections. In the same vein, VPN software lets you use the web and Wi-Fi with confidence that your information will remain secure. It’s critically important and often overlooked.

 Even if you don’t use it every moment of every day, a VPN is a fundamental tool that everyone should have at their disposal—like a password manageror an online backup service. A VPN is also a service that will only become more important as our more of our devices become connected. So stay safe, and get a VPN.

Click through the review links of the best VPN services below for detailed analysis and performance results, and feel free to chime in on the comments section below them.

# IPVanish VPN

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IPVanish is a Top Tier VPN service with over 750 servers across every habitable continent. Unlike most VPN service providers who use 3rd parties, IPVanish owns and operates 100 percent of its hardware, software, and network. This service also provides some of the most highly-sought app features, such as a network kill switch and a SOCKS5 proxy, with every VPN plan.

While IPVanish does promise not to log any of its customers’ data or online activity, the company is based in the USA, making them open to PATRIOT Act investigations. Even so, the USA does not impose mandatory data collection laws. So, as long as IPVanish truly collects zero data, they’re well-prepared to protect users in the face of the law.

IPVanish has a massive international presence with servers in over 60 countries. You can switch between these servers as many times as you want and even use some of them for torrenting. IPVanish supports connections via the OpenVPN, PPTP, and L2TP protocols. The service also allows for up to 5 simultaneous VPN connections, so you’ll never have to sacrifice the privacy of one device for another.

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Cost: You have three pricing options depending on how often you want to pay. The cheapest IPVanish plan is to buy a full year at once for $77.99, making the monthly rate $6.49/month. If you pay for three months at once for $26.99, the monthly cost comes down to $8.99/month. However, to subscribe on a monthly basis with no commitment, it will cost $10/month.

Exclusive Offer for Lifewire Readers: Save an additional 25 percent off any plan with the special promotion code LFWR. Combine this promotion with their Annual Plan and save up to 60 percent over the regular monthly price.

There are plenty of ways you can pay: major credit card, PayPal, Bitcoin, Alipay, POLi, EPS, iDEAL, Giropay, SOFORT Banking, and more.

# The best VPN for U.S. Netflix

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If you live outside the U.S. (or are a U.S. resident and traveling abroad), a VPN is the only way to access Netflix’s US library. But ever since Netflix began blocking VPNs, few services even bother to do battle with the streaming behemoth.

Fortunately, there are some brave companies that are still trying to stay one step ahead of Netflix’s VPN catchers. Currently, NordVPN is our top choice. This service delivers good speeds and has a very easy-to-use interface, and has figured out the magical voodoo that makes it possible to view the American version of Netflix outside of the country.

This could change at any moment because of Netflix’s vigilance, but right now NordVPN is one step ahead of the streaming giant’s crackdown.

# Hide My Ass VPN

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Security begins at the network, where your computer touches the wilds of the internet. To protect your devices and your precious data, you need a virtual private network (VPN) like Hide My Ass. The name is direct and so is the service, with an excellent, straightforward interface. It’s a great service, but one that’s hampered by a stingy allotment of licenses and some concerning logging policies. We have four Editors’ Choice winners in this crowded category, but if you’re taken by Hide My Ass’s design, you’ll probably appreciate NordVPN’s similarly friendly experience and more generous offering.

# ExpressVPN

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ExpressVPN also offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, and has impressive protocol support. While few will use PPTP (unless there are specific needs), the added support of SSTP and L2TP/IPSec may be welcome to some users.

We like the quality of their setup guides, and the detailed information in their FAQ. The company gained points from us for their support of Bitcoin as a payment method, and their reliable and easy-to-use connection kill switch feature.

The company has been in business since 2009, and has a substantial network of fast VPN servers spread across 94 countries. Their best plan is priced at just $6.67 per month for an annual package which includes 3 extra months free. ExpressVPN’s commitment to privacy is a standout feature.

# StrongVPN

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StrongVPN sets itself apart in the industry for not only offering a wide variety of available locations, but for actually working in these locations. Their servers allow users in dozens of countries to successfully get around blocks and stay private in locations where many VPNs don’t typically work. StrongVPN owns over 680 servers around the globe, operating in 45 cities and 24 countries. Offering PPTP, L2TP, SSTP, OpenVPN and IPSec protocols, StrongVPN is a good VPN for beginners, advanced users, and anyone in between who’s looking for straightforward online security.

With a StrongVPN account, customers have the ability to choose which server location they want, even down to the specific city. This type of personalized, user-friendly service is also seen with their unlimited server switching, as well as the ability to have up to six simultaneous connections on different devices. StrongVPN supports Mac, Windows, iOs, Android, and even multiple routers, which is a huge plus.

StrongVPN notably boasts fast connection speeds with the help of their StrongDNStechnology, an added bonus that’s included for free with all of their plans.

One of StrongVPN’s most noteworthy features is their zero-logging policy. Because they own their own servers, StrongVPN has the ability to actually protect their customers’ data from any prying eyes, including themselves. Their Privacy Policy informs customers that the only data they technically “log” is just information needed to create an account, such as your email address and billing information. Other than that, StrongVPN won’t track, store, or sell user data, and they’re probably one of the few names in VPN that can promise that with confidence.

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Cost: StrongVPN offers three plan options: one month, three-month, and annual. Their annual plan will give you the biggest bang for your buck, coming out to just $5.83 per month. Their monthly plan is $10, and their three-month plan is $8 per month. Luckily, each tier comes with the same set of features, so you won’t get cheated out of certain levels of encryption depending on which plan you subscribe to.

They offer a 7-day money-back guarantee and accept Bitcoin, Alipay, PayPal, and credit card.

# PureVPN

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PureVPN gives you VPN access through more than 750 servers in over 140 countries, and, according to their privacy policy, keeps zero traffic logs for maximum anonymity. It works for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, and Chrome users, and even lets you use your account on up to five devices at the same time.

Like other VPN services, PureVPN supports unlimited server switching and access to every server available without reservation, regardless of the plan you’re paying for. It also has a kill switch so that the whole connection is dropped if the VPN disconnects.

You can also split the VPN tunneling, which is helpful for having encryption on specific parts of your web habits while still using your regular network connection for other things.

Something else unique that should be mentioned is their Virtual Router feature that lets you “convert” your Windows desktop or laptop into a virtual router so that up to 10 devices can connect to it for their VPN needs.

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Cost: PureVPN is much more affordable than most providers and gives a myriad of payment options, like gift cards, Alipay, PayPal, Bitpay, and more. The cheapest payment plan is their two-year option for just $3.25/month (which is a one-time payment of around $78). Or, you can buy six months for what’s equal to $9/month, or pay monthly for $10.95/month

# TunnelBear VPN

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 TunnelBear is an interesting Canadian VPN service for a couple of philosophical reasons. For one, they believe that “user logging is evil,”  and that setup and daily use should be as easy and automated as possible.

To deliver on their first promise, TunnelBear employs a policy of no-logging for all their users, free and paid. They don’t collect IP addresses of people who visit their site nor do they store information on the applications, services, or websites that subscribers connect to through TunnelBear.

As for their second belief, Tunnelbear employs very simple interfaces and automated settings (decorated with cute bears, of course) that make installing and using their VPN software very easy and non-intimidating to the average user.

TunnelBear also offers some interesting tech features that users will find helpful for additional privacy protection:

  • Vigilant Mode is a safeguard against those small windows of exposure when your Wi-Fi or VPN connection drops. The program can block traffic until the connection is restored.
  • The closest VPN server will connect you to the TunnelBear service if you’re not sure which one to choose.
  • You don’t have to worry about reconnected at startup because TunnelBear will start with your computer.
  • Intellibear lets you selectively VPN into websites you want to be private while browsing with no-VPN on other sites
  • Maul Trackers offers ongoing blacklisting of known trackers from ever seeing your signal.

TunnelBear’s speed performance is in the range of 6-9 Mbps, which is pretty good for a VPN service. It supports PPTP and has servers in more than 15 countries, and apps are available for both desktop and mobile devices.

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Cost: The free plan gives you 500 MB of data each month while TunnelBear Giant and Grizzly offer unlimited data. The two plans are identical except that with Giant, you can pay on a monthly basis for $9.99/month while Grizzly comes out to be $4.99/month (but you have to pay a whole year in advance at $59.88).

Credit cards and Bitcoin are the supported payment options.

# Cryptostorm VPN

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 Cryptostorm is absolutely the most preferred VPN for file sharers, privacy freaks, and people who surf the Dark Web.

This service is based in Iceland and Canada, and resists the reach of the US PATRIOT Act and other surveillance. Because Cryptostorm doesn’t keep a database or record of traffic, there isn’t anything to explain about you even if the company is forced to release user data.

The big differentiator is Cryptostorm’s plugging of DNS leaks. Most VPN’s do not go this extra mile to prevent authorities from tracking you. Cryptostorm employs a special DNS utility to ensure that there is no DNS hint of your source location while cloaked.

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Cost: Token prices range from less than $4/month up to a little under $8/month, depending on the term length and how you choose to pay. For instance, if you pay for one week at a time ($1.86), for one month using Stripe, you’ll be charged a total of $7.44 for that month; paying for two years at once ($94) brings that monthly equivalent down to $3.92.

Cryptostorm VPN accepts Bitcoins, Stripe, and PayPal as payment, and grants access through the use of tokens instead of currency. This token-based payment approach adds more cloaking to the identity of its customers.

# ZenVPN

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 ZenVPN can be purchased on a weekly basis and has servers that can be found in over 30 locations around the world, including Brazil, Denmark, the US, Romania, India, Norway, and the Netherlands.

According to ZenVPN: We don’t inspect your online activities and don’t maintain any record of them.

The setup is super easy to use because, after just a few clicks, you’re ready to start using the VPN to encrypt all your internet data.

This VPN service does not block or limit P2P traffic, which means you can torrent as much as you want and never be reprimanded for it. However, remember that torrenting copyrighted data is still illegal in most countries, regardless of whether you use a VPN.

Note: It’s important to be aware that unlike most VPN providers (and even ZenVPN’s Unlimited plan), the free and Standard ZenVPN plans limit your daily traffic to 5 GB. It’s been added to this list, however, because the weekly payment option might be preferred by some and VPN torrenting isn’t always so easily accepted by providers.

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Cost: To be billed every 7 days, you can subscribe to ZenVPN on a weekly basis for $2.95, which is equivalent to around $11.80/month. Another option is to just buy it a month at a time for $5.95/month. A third option is to buy a whole year at once (for $49.95) for what comes out to be $4.16/month. The unlimited option is more expensive, at $9.95/month or $7.96/month if you pay $95.50 for the whole year.

Bitcoin, PayPal, and a credit card are the acceptable forms of payment.

# Kepard VPN

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 Kepard is another VPN service that works with all the major phones and computers, and it’s awfully cheap at just $3.50 /month for the yearly option. With it, you can connect from two locations simultaneously, upload/download unlimited data, and even torrent through some of the servers.

Something nice about this service is that it automatically detects a disconnected VPN connection and immediately prompts you to reconnect it. Plus, it’s super easy to connect and disconnect from the VPN.

Kepard includes a NAT firewall, 256-bit encryption, and other common VPN features like support for OpenVPN, PPTP, and L2TP.

This VPN service keeps user logs for three days, including your email address, registration information, and timestamps.

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Cost: Get Kepard for a whole year (for $42.00) and you’ll pay just $3.50 a month, which is much cheaper than paying every single month for $7.00. You can also pay $16.00 every three months for an equivalent of $5.33/month.

A credit card or PayPal account is required in order to buy Kepard.

# OverPlay VPN

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This UK-based service is definitely worth looking at. While OverPlay does not have the server pool size of some of the other services on this page, the performance is strong, it supports unlimited P2P traffic, and readers average over 6 Mbps download speeds.

With OverPlay, you can instantly access servers from over 50 countries around the world, either to access blocked websites or to browse the web anonymously. It works with Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS.

You can also setup OverPlay manually with OpenVPN support, which is useful if you want your entire network to access the VPN through a router.

Here’s a quick summary of some of OverPlay’s most important features: no traffic logs, unlimited server switching, unlimited bandwidth, PPTP and L2TP support, and military-grade encryption.

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Cost: Get OverPlay for $9.95/month or pay for a whole year at once for $99.95, which is like paying $8.33/month.

OverPlay can be purchased by credit card or PayPal.

# Boxpn

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 Boxpn yields some very fast speeds, especially when compared to other VPN’s. Readers report getting over 7 Mpbs. Servers are located in various locations like Paris, Sydney, Dublin, Montreal, and Panama.

Boxpn’s parent company is based out of Turkey, which helps keep it away from the reach of the US PATRIOT Act. The company also pledges not to log any client activities, which is particularly comforting to people who participate in P2P file sharing

Here’s what they have to say about data logging: We NEVER keep online activity logs or store private information about individual user activities on our network. Information regarding payments may be logged, as per payment processor regulations.

Boxpn is similar to some of the other services o​n this list in that they offer unlimited data transfers, a money-back guarantee, and unlimited server switching. They also support OpenVPN, PPTP, L2TP, SSTP, 2048-bit encryption, three simultaneous connections per account, and mobile devices.

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Cost: Boxpn is cheapest if it’s purchased for one year at once for $35.88; the monthly cost is just $2.99/month. If you buy it for three months at once, that monthly price goes up to $6.66/month, and it’s even higher for their month-to-month, $9.99 plan.

The payment options for buying Boxpn include PayPal, credit card, Bitcoin, Perfect Money and Global Payments.

# UnoTelly VPN

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 UnoTelly VPN started in Greece and has grown into a large multinational organization, with servers in a number of countries. One of its most unique features is the built-in parental control options utilized in its UnoDNS service.

UnoTelly does log some information but it only includes your log-in and log-out time, and the amount of bandwidth you used during that time. However, since the VPN service uses shared IP addresses, they can not track the websites you visit.

You also get malware and ad blocking with UnoTelly’s UnoProtector feature. It works in your computer browser but also on iOS and Android.

Unlike some service that let you use your account with multiple devices at once, UnoTelly only supports simultaneous device use if they’re running under the same network at once.

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Cost: There are two plans here; Premium and Gold, but only the latter supports VPN while the other is just their DNS service. UnoTelly Gold costs $7.95/month if you buy it every month, but there are three other options if you want to purchase it for three months, six months, or one year. Those prices, respectively, are $4.32/month$4.16/month, and $3.94/month (each, of course, being paid for in one lump sum). You can try it free for eight days through this link.

Bitcoin and credit cards are the supported payment options for subscribing to UnoTelly.

# Norton WiFi Privacy VPN

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 For starters, Norton WiFi Privacy doesn’t track or store your internet activity and provides bank-level encryption with their VPN to hide your traffic from prying eyes. This is available for as low as $3.33 /month if you buy a full year at once.

You can use Norton WiFi Privacy VPN as often as you like on one, five or ten devices simultaneously depending on how you choose to pay. macOS, Windows, Android, and iOS are supported.

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Cost: To use Norton’s VPN service on just one device at once, is $4.99 every month or a payment of $39.99 to get it for a whole year (which makes the monthly cost $3.33). Prices are different if you want to pay for five or ten devices; $7.99/month for five and $9.99/month for ten. There isn’t a trial version available.

Norton WiFi Privacy can be purchased with a credit card or PayPal account.

# Private Internet Access (PIA) VPN

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Private Internet Access (PIA) is another awesome VPN service that is highly praised, especially for people who want to torrent anonymously or unlock region-restricted websites. PIA is also highly versatile, working on a number of platforms – up to five simultaneously.

One particularly interesting privacy feature of PIA is their shared IP addresses. Because multiple subscribers will be assigned the same IP addresses while they are logged onto PIA, it makes it impossible for authorities to match individual file transfers to any individual on the service.

There’s also a firewall included in the service so that unwanted connections are halted from infiltrating your phone or computer, plus the ability to auto-disconnect when the VPN goes offline, concealing DNS leaks from hackers and authorities, unlimited bandwidth, no traffic logs, fast setup, and simple server switching.

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Cost: PIA’s plans differ only based on how you want to pay. To pay for a whole year at once will make your monthly cost $3.33 (but you have to pay $39.95 up front). Alternatively, you can buy the VPN for $5.99/month for six months or on a monthly basis for $6.95/month.

You can check out with PayPal, Amazon Pay, Bitcoin, Mint, credit card, Shapeshift, CashU, or OKPAY.

31 easy ways to make money quickly for Beginners

1. No-risk matched betting

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Hands down the quickest way to make a lot of money (well, without breaking the law). Lots of students have genuinely made £100s from this technique. It’s completely legal, risk free, tax free, and anyone can do it.

It works by taking advantage of free bets regularly offered by betting sites through ‘matching’ them at a betting exchange. Matched betting eliminates the risk (you are betting both for and against a certain outcome).

This leaves you being able to squeeze out the free bet, which can be as much as £200! Multiply this by how many betting sites there are and you can quite easily come away with a profit of a few hundred pounds.

Owen walks you through how to make your first £15 profit (using a real life example) in this gem of a guide to matched betting. If you know of any better way to make £30/hr sitting at home, please let us know!

2. Online surveys

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An increasingly popular way for students to make money is to fill out online surveys in their spare time. Research companies are always recruiting new members to answer surveys and test new products.

For a few minutes of form filling, you can make a couple of quid which is paid as cash or rewards. You can bag up to £3 ($5) for some surveys!

A few good ones to try are: Toluna, Vivatic, MySurvey, Valued Opinions, IPSOS, Global Test Market, The Opinion Panel, Crowdology, YouGov, Pinecone, OnePoll, SurveyBods, PopulusLive, Hiving, PanelBase, MintVine, Opinion Outpost, Harris Poll, Mind Mover, New Vista, iPoll.

Also sign up for Swagbucks which rewards you for surveys as well as simply surfing the web, watching videos and playing games.

3. Paid for searching the web

 

Interested in earning cash for doing what you already do online? This has to be one of the easiest methods of making money online without really any effort or change in your behavior.

This innovative idea by Qmee.com rewards you for searching in Google, Bing or Yahoo. You just install a simple add-on to your browser and when you conduct a search there may be a few sponsored results alongside your normal search.

Each Qmee result has a cash reward attached – if you are interested in it simply click on it and collect your reward.

The best thing is there is no minimum to cashout – our first one was just 72p wired to our Paypal account. You also have the option to donate it to charity.

4. Online market trading

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The historically hard-to-break world of investing in stock markets and currencies has been cracked wide open. Today there is no need to be a fat cat or fund the yachts of Wolf of Wall Street style stock brokers. You can do it all yourself with the help of online market trading platforms.

Having spent many hours researching this new opportunity, I’ve been experimenting with the two biggest platforms: Plus500 and eToro.com.

Both offer free practice accounts, and Plus500 also give you a £20 signup bonus (without depositing, terms apply) for their CFD service which is worth taking up. Overall I prefer eTorowith over 4.5 million users worldwide. It was recently featured in the BBC 2 documentary “Traders: Millions by the Minute” and the Financial Times.

One of the best things on eToro is the CopyTrader feature. This lets you literally see, follow and copy the investments of other top performing traders.

Follow George’s complete guide to trading on eToro to learn more. I think $200 is a good amount to get the most out of the learning curve by trying out a few different markets. If nothing else you’ll learn a great deal about various investments and industries.

Disclaimer: CFD trading can be volatile and you can lose your entire capital, so don’t throw your life savings into it! Trading CFDs may not be suitable for you. Please ensure you fully understand the risks involved.

5. Start your own website

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Starting a website with Bluehost takes less than 20 minutes, costs hardly anything and can be done by an 82 year-old. It only takes a bit of plugging on social media to get your first visitors, and there are plenty of ways to monetise your site.

Save the Student is just one example of a successful website, started at university by Owen Burek in his first year, which has since grown into a full-time and sizable enterprise.

Read Owen’s step-by-step guide on how to start a website in 20 minutes. It’s really one of the best assets you can have.

6. Review websites & apps for cash

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Well it seems like you’re pretty nifty with a web browser, so perhaps it’s time to turn pro and browse websites as a paid and fun job!

Introducing UserTesting.com – a new platform that pays everyday people to review all kinds of websites. Each review takes around 20 minutes and bags you $10 (£6.50) via Paypal.

7. The ‘Disney Vault’ secret

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To keep demand high across generations, Disney Studios carefully restrict the supply of some home release classics. They are locked away in the ‘vault’ for 8-10 years before being released for a short unspecified time.

Buy them in this window at normal retail price and you can turn a nice profit when they go off sale for another decade or so.

For example, in 2011 you could buy Beauty and the Beast on Blu-ray 3D for just £24.99. In just a couple of years it was on Amazon for a staggering £74.99!

Importantly, not all Disney releases are subject to the vault and only the true classics will maintain such demand.

Right now there are just 2 titles out of the vault which I would recommend snapping up. They are Bambi Diamond Edition Blu-ray and The Lion King Diamond Edition Blu-ray.

8. ‘Get Paid To’ sites

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Similar to making money from online surveys, GPT sites reward you in cash and vouchers for completing various offers or activities online.

The most popular sites today are TolunaSwagbucks and InboxPounds.

9. Become a delivery rider

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Got a bicycle, motorbike or car? What about a Smartphone? That’s all you need to make some extra money working as a delivery driver whenever you’ve got some spare time.

Sign up to delivery specialist companies like Deliveroo who are always on the hunt for new riders. They allow you total flexibility to work when you want, delivering food from restaurants the the customers’ door. You can make up to £16 an hour.

Double-up your opportunities by directly contacting local takeaways and bigger chains like Dominos to see if they have any delivery jobs going.

10. Write and publish a Kindle eBook

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If students are good at anything, it’s researching and writing. With the Amazon Kindle store, anyone can publish an eBook and make money.

And the Kindle app is now available on almost any device (laptops, iPads, smartphones and yes, Kindles) so your global market is huge!

List your book for £1.49 – £6.99 and you earn 70% of the sale. Considering Amazon is the ultimate selling machine (and remember people are looking to spend), that is a fantastic deal.

The key to success with eBooks is to create value, and write non-fiction. Simply bundling information you have researched and complied on a common problem (eg. ‘secrets’ to finding a job) and then presenting it in an easy to digest format (an eBook) justifies someone spending a few quid on it.

Another big tip is to have a great cover designed so it stands out, and once your book is live on the Kindle store it’s really important to get some reviews so it shows up higher in results. Encourage readers to leave an honest review at the end of your book.

The best thing about this lucrative idea is that once you’ve invested the time (say 20 hours), you’ll earn a passive income for years to come! For a step-by-step guide to publishing and earning with eBooks, see “How to write a nonfiction eBook in 21 days“.

11. Affiliate marketing

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If you’ve got a good presence on social media or perhaps you even have a blog or website, you can start bringing in money immediately by promoting all sorts of companies, products, services and offers online.

Sign up as a publisher on the Awin network, check their offers blog or browse the merchant listings to find something you think your friends would be interested in, grab your affiliate link and share it. If someone buys (can be within up to 90 days) using your link you’ll make a nice commission.

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To take it a step further, set up a website (read our guide) or a topical Facebook page and invite all your friends to join it and post your affiliate offers on there.

12. Mobile phone recycling

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See how much you can get for your old mobile phone using our in-house mobile phone price comparison tool! Maybe ask your parents if they have any lying around too.

You can get some good money and help the environment by recycling mobile phones with certain companies listed on the comparison tool. But be aware: you won’t always get the quoted cash since it depends on ‘condition’. We recommend Mobile Cash Mate for the fairest and highest payouts in most cases (they sent us a £203 cheque for an iPhone 5).

13. Become a ‘Clickworker’

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The Clickworker.com concept is based on ‘internet crowd-sourcing’ where businesses advertise specific, scalable tasks they need completing quickly. And for us, it’s an easy way to make fast cash from our couch.

There are a variety of tasks, but most commonly they involve mindless data entry, web research or form filling. You are rewarded and paid in cash (via Paypal) for the work you do, and you can choose for what and when you work. Give it a go. [If you’re US based, also try Amazon’s ‘Mechanical Turk’.

14. Claim tax back

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Many students work part-time or during the summer months, and others will be on placements or paid internships. More often than not, if you are a student working during the year, you will be overpaying income tax.

Why? Simply because few students reach the personal tax-free income allowance each year but are put on an emergency basic tax-code by their employers meaning tax is being paid when it shouldn’t be.

To learn more and calculate how much tax back you might be due, see our guide on student tax refunds.

15. Get cashback when shopping

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This is not only a way to make money but also to save money as a student. If you look at it in a different way then you are making money with every purchase you would have made anyway, whether it be 10% or 0.5% cashback.

There are a number of cashback sites out there which pay you the commission they otherwise would have earned.

We recommend signing up with Top Cashback, Quidco.com and Swagbucks which are free and offer the best selection of retailers and exclusives.

16. A part-time job

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A part-time job is the obvious first choice, opted for by most students looking to supplement their student loan. It provides a pretty steady flow of income and can enable you to gain valuable work experience.

But good jobs are not always easy to find!

Start with our student job search, then check local classifieds and your university careers service for vacancies.

It’s also worth signing up with CV Library, a free service which will match your CV with suitable part-time jobs and career opportunities.

Read our guide to finding a part-time job whilst studying for more tips.

17. Gigs on Fiverr

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Fiverr is now the world’s largest marketplace for people to make money selling small services (known as ‘gigs’).

What you offer could be absolutely anything, from writing and translating, social media posting, playing pranks and teaching to creating music, voiceovers and short video clips for people all around the world!

The default price is $5 (hence Fiverr..), but you can attach extra services to gigs for more money. Whilst it might not seem like much, it can quickly add up and there are plenty of examples of people making a really good living from the site. The key is to get a system in place which minimises the time spent on each gig.

But there is another way to profit even more from Fiverr for potentially far less work. How? By simply reselling gigs elsewhere. For example, find a decent logo designer then reply to jobs on Upwork or even local classifieds. A $5 spend can easily become $50+, and it’s repeatable!

If you’re not interested in selling at all there’s SO much good stuff you can get done for yourself. Have a browse and get inspired!

18. Sell your notes

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If you don’t mind sharing your notes with other students it’s a great way to generate a little extra cash. There are sites out there that you can upload your notes to, along with your price, and then when another student downloads them you get paid.

Most of these sites like Stuvia & Notesale are free for you to list your notes but tend to take a cut of your profit in order to handle the marketing etc so that you don’t have to go out there and promote your notes yourself.

You will most likely have to upload PDFs but it’s worth it for the return and you can submit handwritten notes but you’re likely to make more money if they’re typed up.

19. Sell second-hand course books

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If you don’t mind sharing your notes with other students it’s a great way to generate a little extra cash. There are sites out there that you can upload your notes to, along with your price, and then when another student downloads them you get paid.

Most of these sites like Stuvia & Notesale are free for you to list your notes but tend to take a cut of your profit in order to handle the marketing etc so that you don’t have to go out there and promote your notes yourself.

You will most likely have to upload PDFs but it’s worth it for the return and you can submit handwritten notes but you’re likely to make more money if they’re typed up.

20. Sell second-hand course books

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One great way to make money is to buy other students’ text books at the end of the year, and then sell them just after freshers’ week – when the new intake of students know that they need them!

You can either advertise on campus or list them online very easily on Amazon.co.uk Marketplace (just bear in mind they take a commission on books sold).

21. Competitions

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Entering competitions of course comes with no guarantees, but there is a growing community of so-called ‘compers’ in the UK consistently making up to £50,000 a year through all sorts of competitions.

Types of competitions available to enter range from simple registration forms and Facebook page liking to answering questions correctly over the phone to being a TV game show contestant. Imagine you made it onto Deal or No Deal instead of just watching it!

Start by entering our very own monthly student competition (Like our Facebook page to see when our next one is)!

Then head to our active competitions page to enter other free competitions that we have found. Just note that some of these sites may send you spam so use an alias email address and opt-out of as many of the offers as possible.

For loads more tips on achieving success and making money from competitions, read our guide to entering competitions.

22. Buy and sell domain names

They cost as little as £1.99 to register with 123-reg.co.uk or GoDaddy.com yet premium domain names can fetch £1,000s if not millions when sold on. In 2007 VacationRentals.com went for a cool $35m!

Now you’re probably not going to come across anything like that, but you can still turn a quick profit with a bit of searching. The trick is to find available domain names which have some commercial value, snap them up and then list them for sale on a site like Sedo.com.

23. Mystery shopping

Today becoming a mystery shopper is easier than you think and you can get rewarded handsomely.

We’ve recently come across a really fun smartphone app called Roamler that pays you in cash for completing various tasks in your local area. So definitely check that out first!

More traditionally, there are plenty of agencies that pay you to visit all sorts of shops to feedback on how they are performing. For more info on where to apply see our guide to becoming a mystery shopper.

24. Sell all your old CDs, games and movies

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The best thing about it is that you can rip all the songs and films onto your laptop or external hard drive before selling them. This means that you are only really selling the plastic and artwork!

You can earn anything from 10p to £20 per item, and the earnings can really add up if you have a large collection. Whilst you’re at it, see if your parents have any ‘clutter’ they’d be happy to see the back of.

You can also sell almost anything for free on Amazon Marketplace or Preloved and sites like MusicMagpie will pay you instantly for sending in unwanted items.

For more tips and places to sell check out our guide on selling DVDs, CDs and games.

25. Sell on your education!

Becoming a tutor to other students is easier than ever. Until recently your market was limited to local face-to-face sessions, but thanks to online tutoring sites you can go global!

Udemy allows anyone to create an online course (on literally anything!) and get paid forever after as users take it up.

For one-to-one tutoring, list yourself on Superprof, SchoolsTrader and UK Tutors.

You can expect to earn upwards of £10 an hour, and you don’t have to be highly qualified to tutor younger GCSE or even A Level students. Get started with our guide to making money as a private tutor.

26. Rent out your car parking space

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Some student accommodation comes with a drive or garage. If you aren’t using your parking space and you live in a busy area then you might be in luck. There are plenty of people that may work in the city centre and are fed up of paying through the roof for daily parking.

Advertise your space on Gumtree, Parklet or Just Park.

Or, check out our full guide to renting out your parking space.

27. Work as a charity collector

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Ok so this job takes a certain kind of person, as you’ll have to take a lot of rejection and be persistent.

But if you are bubbly, personable and reckon you could sell ice to an Eskimo then this could actually be a great student money making idea. You get paid commission on new sign ups (typically around £20).

Have a look at Wesser as well as charity websites like Oxfam.

28. Babysitting

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It’s a classic money-maker, and for good reason. You get paid (well) to watch TV and not very much else!

Be warned that you will need a CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check to look after small children, even though some parents may not ask for one. If you are wondering what to charge, look at local Gumtree ads, but you can expect to be paid over £8ph even if you aren’t trained in child care.

Aside from advertising yourself, you might want to try creating a profile on Findababysitter.com. It really is easy money (unless you get stuck with the child from hell!).

29. Freelance work

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Perhaps you enjoy writing, managing Facebook pages or doing a little bit of graphic design in your spare time. There are so many freelance jobs out there that require simple skills or just time that someone else might not have.

And the best thing about freelancing is that you can work for clients in the UK and around the world with just an internet connection from home, to your own hours whilst developing valuable skills.

A great place to start is with the leading freelance site Upwork.com. Or try using our student job search to find freelance jobs closer to home.

30. Sell clothes on eBay

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Everyone’s best friend when it comes to getting rid of junk is eBay. Online auctions are a sure-fire way to turn that sleeveless jacket (which came in and out of fashion in a week) into hard cash.

Some eBay sellers look at trends and try to predict what will be big ahead of the market. If you are good and don’t mind taking a risk then you can buy early in bulk and sell on when the craze hits.

For lots more tips on selling on eBay read this guide.

31. Network marketing

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Also known as Multi-Level Marketing (MLM), this is a business model that allows you to generate ongoing income in two ways: by making a commission selling products and by recruiting other members who go on to sell. The later allows you to make money from the sales made by those you have recruited.

Importantly, this is not a pyramid scheme (they are illegal) because there is an end goal which involves a customer buying a product or service of value.

It’s also not a ‘get rich quick’ scheme. You will have to work I’m afraid! However with the growth of social media, network marketing is becoming easier and lots of people are now making a decent living from it.

This is a serious way of making good money on your own terms and it’s well worth reading up on it. I recommend getting “The Business of the 21st Century” by Robert Kiyosaki.

 

 

 

 

 

How to make money online for beginners in any where

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How to Make Money Online (For Beginners)

The absolute easiest way to make money online is with Affiliate Marketing. You don’t have to create a product, set up a shopping cart and merchant account, do customer service, work with clients, etc. It’s very much like a traditional commission-based sales job where you earn commission on any sales you refer. Just as one example, you can promote a web hosting affiliate program and earn commission on every new account sign-up.

The difference is that you’re doing it online, and you can do it from home without ever doing in-person or phone sales. You simply recommend products and/or refer people to specific merchants through the content on your website.

The method I prefer is creating SEO Content, or content that is optimized to rank well in the major search engines. People find it when they are searching for that, click through, and buy what they need or want. This works really well because you write the content once, and it continues to rank well and earn you money for years to come. As long as you maintain your search engine rankings.

I know this is stating the obvious, but it should be said:

It takes time, work, and being both persistent and consistent. An online business is the same as any other business in that it requires an investment on your part to get it up and running. The positive side of online business is that it takes a lot less time and money than most traditional offline business models.

  • Choose Your Niche.
  • Register a Domain Name.
  • Set up a Website or Blog with WordPress.
  • Set up your Social Media accounts.
  • Download and read SEO Fast Start (free).
  • Create SEO Content. Also read: Keyword Strategy.
  • Sign up for Affiliate Programs in your niche.
  • Write Product Reviews for those products.
  • Get links pointing to your pages or blog posts.
  • Continue creating content, getting links & interacting via Social Media.

The Beginner’s Guide to [Making Money Online in 2017]

If you ever thought to make money in 2017, then hop in, because this is beginner’s guide to money making. And, this guide will help you build your online income, platform, and a career. So, if you ever thought about the right idea or the proper guidance on working online, then this post can be a life changer.

Do you know why this article will help you?

Because this article is going to tell you about

  • It will tell the exact methods to start doing something online
  • It will help guide you to understand the process of each method
  • It will simplify the process for you to make it easier to get started
  • It will emphasize on the needs to be fulfilled as an online entrepreneur

When such things are coming your way, who is going to stop looking for it?

Let’s get started…

But the most important thing is that you need to know a few things that are extremely important in money making online. In fact, without understanding these certain things, you won’t be able to succeed in this field.

So, buckle up and get ready to read that.

Online Money Making Traits to Adopt

Before starting any activity online, you need to adopt some habits to be a successful earner. Every field has few things to adopt, So I feel Following are necessary elements to be adopted in order to successfully establish a career online:

Learn and Keep Learning

Learning doesn’t stop in any form of education, research, and business. It keeps on going. What you need to do is, do not stop learning. Once you think you know everything, the thirst of learning something new decreases and you might lose a few chances to get to know something new. It could be online articles, books, research papers, and even web surfing. The purpose of learning should be there. Once you’re a keen learner, you’d notice that you would continue to absorb the knowledge and information you come across.

I will give you some extra Tips – 21 Legit Ways To Make Money Online

Technology’s ever-pervading permeation into every last fiber and morsel of society has caused a dramatic upheaval in the way we live, work and entertain ourselves. Thanks to the disruptive nature of the internet, the rate of change has only increased exponentially in recent years.

Yet, with so much change in the world today, and a nearly-instantaneous access to the globe’s population through mediums such as social media and online search, many people are still left perplexed by how they can utilize the powerful technology inherently available through the internet, to actually make money online.

The truth? It’s not easy making money online today. With so much competition and so many people and headlines vying for our attention, sifting through and finding reputable sources to generate any respectable amount of income through the web has become an ever-increasing challenge.

Often, what happens is that we run into unscrupulous Internet Marketers (IMs) who have less-than altruistic intentions of extracting money from you rather than helping you to make it. However, this isn’t something new. People have been falling for networking marketing, pyramid schemes, and affiliate marketing scams since before the start of the net.

So, where are we supposed to turn to make money the legitimate way online? This isn’t just about generating passive income; this is also about finding ways and means to create an active income through the conveniences afforded to us by the internet that will not only help us with our debt obligations, but also empower us to save, invest and get really rich in the future.

It’s not easy by any means. Anyone that tells you otherwise isn’t being transparent with you. It takes an enormous amount of effort and authority-building before you can really start getting rich through your online income-producing activities. However, there are some basic methods for making a respectable amount of cash in the short term.

Pain Versus Pleasure

Before I talk about some of the methods for making money online, I wanted to address the role of pain versus pleasure. Every decision that we make in life is weighed on a pain-versus-pleasure scale. We will always do more to avoid pain than we will to gain pleasure, plain and simple. However, this is also what holds us back from succeeding in any endeavor.

Let me explain…

Now, making money online should seem like a pleasurable activity. Why wouldn’t we do just about anything to see things through, since it would be a major source of pleasure, right? Wrong. In the beginning, like anything else, we might get really excited about it. We might also set our hopes very high. But that all comes crashing down when we begin to fail.

The problem? In order to make serious amounts of money online, you need to the most amount of work for the least initial return, not the least amount of work for the greatest return. Translation — major amounts of pain. That’s also the problem with how affiliate marketers, network marketers, and IMs attempt to sell you the “dream,” so to speak.

When people buy into the hype, they set their expectations extremely high. All they need to do is send a few emails out, and voila, instant millions overnight. Well, clearly it doesn’t quite work like that. The issue at heart is that we will always do more to avoid pain than to gain pleasure in the short term, not in the long term.

That’s why it’s so hard to quit bad habits or do anything else that requires any semblance of struggle. The human mind is hardwired to avoid pain in the short term, not in the long term. It’s part of our survival instinct. However, you can easily overcome this in the long term as long as you set your expectations the right way.

Today I want to talk about not only making money online, but how to take the same exact steps that I took and how I managed to create a solid income all in under a year.

Can You make money online? Absolutely! I have only been doing business online for a little under a year and within that time frame, I was able to create a solid business from home, from which I make a full-time income online.

The best part about all this, is that it will only grow bigger and bigger, and bigger as the days go by! Here is a beginner’s guide on how you too can create a successful business from home.

Step 1: Get Rid of the Negativity


Just so you know, you can definitely make money online and no it does not always have to be multilevel marketing either.

I know that there are literally thousands of scammers out there with worthless products, so please be aware of a couple of things, before you fall for another scam.

  • There is no push button secret to making money online
  • You will not get rich overnight
  • Making money online does require work
  • It does not require you to spend thousands of dollars to make money online

If a program asks you to pay $2,000 for a program, do not give in. It is nothing more than another MLM in disguise, which will empty your bank account in no time.

It’s totally cool to be skeptical about anything online, but I want to let you know that there are legit ways to make money online and I will show you the absolute best way to do it.

Step 2: Find Your Market, AKA Your Target Audience


Too many people tend to get this backwards and this will do nothing but cause you to become stuck right off the bat.

When you start off with an online business, you want to find your niche. This is nothing more than a SPECIFIC group of people looking for something.

This approach will allow you to pass the thousands of people who fail almost immediately due to their lack of knowledge in this department.

To do this, you simply ask yourself, “what does this group of people want?”. You can do something like this, as this is how I found my first target audience.

  • A group of people looking to lose weight
  • A group of people looking to make money online
  • A group of people looking to better their life

Although this is still too broad, at least you have a general idea of how you can find your market. You can break it down to “a group of people looking for kettle bell exercises”, which is how you would actually break down your niche.

You always want to start off by figuring out a problem people may have, but you still want to stay away from products, for the time being.

This was a big problem for me, and I know it is also a big problem for a lot of online marketers, so consider yourself lucky.

You see how I didn’t say anything about a product or products? It’s simply because most people choose a product and then they don’t know how to get this product out there because they were too busy worrying about what they want to put on their site.

Now that you have chosen your market (group of people), you can now figure out how to get them to your ultimate goal, which is of course to make money.

Step 3: Provide the Solution


This is the backbone of your business and the life of it depends on your solution to these problems, which would be done in the form of an article.

In this step, this is where you can put anything and everything that you want your customers to use, but there is always a right and wrong way to do things.

Can you imagine if you chose a GoPro to start your business off? You would immediately be stuck and have nothing else to talk about.

Now here’s how you would insert this little product into your solution, and yes there are millions of people “Googling” this type of stuff looking for a solution to their problem.

 

Problem: “How to choose the best underwater camera?”

Solution: Article on exactly how this is done, with a “recommendation” to an affiliate product of your choice, which of course would be that nice little GoPro that you wanted to start off with in the first place.

 

Pretty simple huh? Don’t be like the others that choose something specific and think that they’re going to succeed at online marketing, because you’re not.

Step 4: Create Your Foundation – A Website


Don’t let this scare you for one second. Trust me, I am no computer geek and I definitely am not the most computer literate dude, but I do make money online and I have created a couple of websites, to include this.

With technology on our side, owning a website is probably going to be the easiest part to the whole make money online process.

Not only is it going to take you under a minute to do, but you can also get one for free. There are sites like Siterubix.com that offer completely free websites, no questions asked.

Choosing a Domain Name

This is one thing people tend to do before they even understand what owning an online business is all about.

Rather than choosing a domain name based on a product, you now can start your selection with a better understanding on what market (not product) you are about to hit.

Unlike most people that focus on products, you can now build your business around a name that will cater to more than just one product.

I always suggest picking something you can brand, rather than focusing on a specific keyword, just so that you can always add other things to your website, which of course will make you more money.

Did you find your market? Now you can plug it into this handy tool to see if your domain name (www.domainname.com) is available.

how to make money fast

No matter how carefully you plan, money can run a little short at times. Maybe your kid needs new shoes; your car broke down, or you just want a night out on the town.

Whatever the reason, if you need a little extra cash, there are plenty of ways to find it these days, because the internet is the greatest job creator the world has ever known.

1. Drive for Uber or Lyft.

Companies like Uber and Lyft offer a great opportunity to make some quick cash. You’ll need a clean driving record, a fairly new car and the authorization to work wherever it is that you live. If you have all of those things, you can work when it’s feasible for you, whether that’s in the middle of the day during rush hour, or in the wee hours of the night on a weekend. The choice is yours.

2. Become a market research participant.

In college I participated in loads of market research. It’s fairly quick money for not a lot of work. Companies looking for consumers’ opinions on a variety of products and services put you in a room to garner your opinion. That’s it.

This often involves writing or stating your opinion, answering polls or surveys, or breaking off in a discussion group. The mechanics don’t matter much. The point is that you can rely on it from time to time.

Related: 6 Things You Must Quit Doing Now If You Want to Be More Successful

3. Sell old books on Amazon.

Amazon makes it fairly easy to list and sell old books on its marketplace. You can make more than just a few bucks If you have pricey text books from college. Be sure the books are in good condition. You’ll get negative reviews if you attempt to sell books that are falling apart. Remember, add value where you can, no matter how small it might be and no matter how few people might readily notice it.

4. Sell, or resell, used electronics on Craigslist.

The market for used electronics is vast. You can use Craigslist to part ways with your old iPhone or your MacBook. You can grab a premium for these types of electronics. Some people even flip items by buying them and reselling them.

You could also use a website like Gazelle to sell your used phones, no matter what kind you have. Companies like that have made an entire business model out of buying used phones and refurbishing them. Either way, you can expect to get a fair bit of money relatively quickly if you have these items laying around your house.

5. Sell things you no longer need. A quick and easy way to make some money is to sell valuable, high-demand items. Look around your house for commonly-sold items you no longer need, such as:

  • CDs
  • DVDs
  • Books
  • Musical instruments
  • Collectible toys
  • Electronic equipment (computers, tablets, televisions, speakers, etc.)
  • Smartphones
  • Video games
  • Jewelry
  • Crafts
  • Unused gift cards (these can be sold on various websites, or redeemed instantly at Coinstar kiosks)

6. Become an Uber Driver

This is #1 for a reason!Got some free time and live in a reasonably populated area? Then becoming an Uber Driver can be a very lucrative part-time side hustle. Uber drivers make as much as some full-time jobs if there are enough riders in their area. This means you could hit the $100 mark in as little as five hours per week.

The best thing about Uber is that the schedule is completely up to you. I have seen stay at home mom’s pick up Uber gigs for a few hours a day in the middle of the day while the kids are in school.

7. Open a new checking account with a bonus

Chase offers a $200 bonus when you open a new Chase Total Checking®account. In order to get the bonus you have to set up direct deposit. Other than that, you are good to go.

This is the best offer we have found for signing up for a new checking account and, since Chase is not just an online bank, you also have access to their services in over 5,000 locations across the country.

8. Inbox Dollars

You can earn free cash by changing your search engine to InboxDollars. You’ll even get a free $5 bonus when you sign up (just name and email address)! This will take a bit longer to get you to $100, but it’s still easy money by using their search engine, watching videos (seriously), printing coupons and a variety of other things.

9. SwagBucks

Similar to Inbox Dollars in that you can get free cash by swapping your search engine. SwagBucks also pays you for the shopping you already do online as well as a bunch of other everyday online activities. You can get $5 for signing up here.

10. Online Surveys

Online websites like My Points will pay you for your opinion. The average survey will pay between $0.50 and $1.25 and there are new surveys available each day. If you qualify, you can even get surveys over $5 each. Many of the surveys take less than 5 minutes to complete.

Some may have you scan products that you purchase. You can learn more in our review of online survey sites. Here are a few of the reputable ones that payout:

  • E-Poll Market Research
  • Vindale Research
  • Earning Station
  • iSurvey World
  • MySurvey
  • Harris Poll Online
  • Thumbtack. A site that matches you with local folks who pay to have tasks and errands performed.
  • Fiverr. What would you do for $5? Write a love letter for someone? Attempt to eat a tablespoon of nutmeg on video? Market your service on this website for $5 or more.
  • Agent Anything. The “agents” perform tasks. “For the last two years, we’ve provided errand-runners for working moms, beta testers for startups, temp workers for small businesses, and street teams for major corporations,” the site says.
  • ReceiptHog. This company will pay you for market research data. Simply snap a picture of your receipt every time you buy something and they’ll send a little money your way through PayPal. Click here for Android, click here for iOS.
  • Amazon’s Mechanical Turk. You can make a few bucks performing one of the many tasks available at this site. Projects include things like writing product descriptions or selecting the best photograph for a product.
  • Field Agent. Another app that pays you to do things like checking prices and scanning bar codes.
  • UserTesting.com. You can earn quick cash by looking at someone’s website and figuring out what might be confusing for the average user.
  • TaskRabbit. This site connects you with local people willing to pay you for a wide variety of tasks — from light carpentry to picking up takeout food.
  • Drive for Uber or Uber Eats. If you’ve got a car, put it to use earning extra money in your spare time. Click here to find out how much drivers can make ride-sharing.
  • Pet-sitting. What’s better than playing with a puppy? Getting paid for it. You can start with friends or family, or sign up for a national service like Rover.
  • Baby-sitting and more. Baby-sitting isn’t just for teenagers. Sites like Care.com can connect you with a gig. They also have jobs for “child care, special needs care, senior care, pet care, housekeeping and more.”
  • House-sitting. When friends or neighbors go out of town, offer to keep an eye on their house, pick up the mail or water the plants. Don’t know of anyone who’s leaving? Try an online job portal such as Mindahome.com.

11. Sell Gift Cards

You can sell your unused gift cards online, but you won’t get the cash in the next hour. To sell your cards quickly, you need to turn to friends and family again. If the cards are for stores where they typically shop, they might be happy to buy a $50 card for say, $40.

12. Sell Your Neighbors’ Junk

I sold a junk-picked table for $50 last year, and cashed in on a few other items retrieved from a dumpster. But it looks like I could be doing even better — this guy makes a six-figure income dumpster diving.

Look for items you can quickly sell at a pawnshop, recycling center or used furniture store. You can also resort to those marketplace apps, like letgo.

13. Return Your Purchases

Have you bought anything in the last couple of months that you haven’t yet used? If you still have the receipt, you can probably get a refund. Return policies vary, but some stores are pretty generous. For example, Walmart’s refund policy allows up to 90 days for most items.

14. Return Soda Cans for the Deposit

If you’re in one of the 10 states with bottle bills, you can return empty cans and bottles to the store for the deposit refund. I once made $1,500 collecting soda cans at work, although it took months, and I lived in Michigan, where the deposit is 10 cents each (in other states it’s typically 5 cents).

To maximize your take and get it done quickly, gather up your own empties, and then stop at the homes of family and friends for “donations” on your way to the store.

15. Make a Bet

I figure a few readers will be sitting in a pub saying, “I need money now,” while reading this post on their smartphones. If that happens to include you, check out my previous post on sneaky bar bets you’re sure to win. You could have a small pile of cash in front of you in the next few minutes.

16. Sell Your Furniture

My wife and I learned how to buy and sell used furniture when furnishing our home in Colorado. We sold on consignment, which takes time, but some used furniture stores pay cash for good tables, couches and other items. Sell a few things you really don’t need, and while you’re at it, see what your friends want to dispose of, which brings us to…

17. Sell Things Belonging to Others

If you’re already on your way to the pawnshop or used furniture store to sell your own items, why not see if friends or family members want to get rid of anything?

Take their stuff along, and after you get an offer on the items, call them to see if they’ll sell to you for less, so you can pocket the difference. Otherwise, return their things.

18. Do tasks with TaskRabbit.

TaskRabbit lets you tap into an existing marketplace of people looking for help locally with chores. The tasks aren’t always small. This platform (along with others) offers bigger tasks, such as home renovations, as well.

Amazon is getting into the task business with Amazon Home Services. The services listed there range from very small repairs to larger and more involved tasks that would take considerably more effort.

19. Deliver for PostMates.

You can earn some cash when you’re in dire straits by using PostMates, and you don’t even need a car, just a bike for deliveries in busier cities and downtown centers. I’ve used it often to get food from specialty places that don’t deliver themselves, but it can be used for many things.

PostMates states on their website that you could earn up to $25/hour doing deliveries. You could also earn some tips in the process so it’s a great option for people that are looking to do something in their spare time, similar to the big ride-sharing apps that are hogging up app stores everywhere.

20. Online Coaching or Consulting

Beyond blogging, you can also become a coach or consultant for others, especially if you have some skills that people are looking for. Maybe you’re a social media maven, or you have great online business skills. Selling your time and hopping on a Skype call or Google hangout is a great hustle.

A good platform to get started with this is Clarity.fm. You can get paid by the minute for your consulting calls.

21. Online Freelancing

There is a lot of freelance work online. You can sign up for sites like UpWork, or you can even become your own online freelancer like I did. I’ve made over $10,000 on the side by online freelancing, and I share my story, as well as resources to help you get started, here: How To Start Freelance Blogging and Earn $1,000s on the Side.

One of the more popular ways to make money freelancing right now is by doing SEO consulting. If you’re a little savvy and analytical, you can make $75/hr or more. Check out this free SEO Consulting Course to get started.

You could also do something like proofreading or transcription work. Many bloggers and authors need proofreaders to make sure their writing is on point. You can learn how to get started proofreading for bloggers and others here.

For podcasters, having a great transcription can be huge. When you hear the term “show notes”, who do you think helped put that together? Learn how to transcribe from home here.

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1. Online Survey Job for College Students

There is no better online job for college students than paid online surveys. When I was in college, I was making around $300 to $500 by just completing online surveys.

I love this online job because it’s a real fun to fill up paid surveys. It just takes 10 to 30 minutes to complete a given survey and you get paid $2 – $20 for doing so.

How to Start: I will show you some of the best survey sites where I worked and made good money out of it. In fact, I am still earning cash from many of these sites.

Check these 20 paid survey sites, signup each site & start earning today.

2. Ad Clicking job for college student

This was my preferred online job when I was a college student. I used to earn $200 to $300 working just 30 minutes on ad clicking jobs. You just have to signup with some of the best online ad clicking job sites.

Your task will be, logging into various Paid to Click sites (PTC), then clicking and reading ads for just 5-20 seconds each. You will get paid 1 to 2 cents for each you had clicked.

Apart from clicking ads, you can find a number of other short tasks that can be completed and more money is made.

How to Start: After working on so many PTC sites, I have found that 5 sites are legit & better paying than others.

Join these 5 PTC sites and start earning some extra income now.

3. Blogging

Although I started blogging after finishing my college but thereafter I continued blogging for many years to come and finally started making an excellent income from it.

Hence, I am recommending this online job to every college student.

This particular online job can give you way more money than above mentioned 2 online jobs combined.

All you need to do is create a blog (that’s really easy, oh yes, I mean it), write some interesting stuff (anything passionate, related to hobby or even day to day experience), do some basic promotion (basic SEO, social media promotion etc.) and start earning some cool income.

It’s real easy to make $500 to $2000 working just 2 hours daily on your blog.

4. Google Adsense

First and foremost in our list of 10 Top ways to earn money online comes the Google Adsense Programme. It is the only highest paying program for the Indian users. The first preference will always go to google Adsense if anyone clarifies that. One can even earn lots of money (2000-4000 Rs per day!) depending on your site traffic and how many people visit your site. There are many good alternatives available in this category like Bidvertiser, Chitika, Infolinks etc. They also help one earn good amount of money.

5. Start YouTube Channel

Second in our list of 10 Top ways to earn money online comes the YouTube Monetization. Whenever you play a Youtube video an advertisement appears. Then after clicking ‘skip ads’, you can continue to see the actual video. This is how original video poster earns money! When audience views an ad or even skips it later. The video maker gets some commission from google. This program is popularly known as ‘Adsense Youtube Monetisation’.

How to Start Your Own YouTube Channel

One common habit of techie guys to watch reviews/unboxing videos of latest mobiles, cameras & other gadgets on Youtube. If you’ve recently bought any new smartphone or any electronic stuff, then it might generate thousands of bucks for you and just lets you earn simply. One just can make a small video and describe the product in the best way you can! That’s all, now upload that video on youtube and leave the affiliate link of that product in the description. That one more good way to earn.

6. Earn from PTC websites

Ever wondered if you can get paid for just viewing ads online for 5 to 30 sec. This is one of the easiest methods in internet to earn money online.

This ad viewing job is the best step to start earning money online with.

Why PTC business?
Advertising is one of the biggest part in marketing a brand or business in every concerned, and many companies use to spend billions of dollars for advertising.

And this Paid to Click business works in these gap creating a business model to get income to people.

Earn money from ptc websites in three simple steps:

1.) Register a free account with PTC sites here

2.) Confirm your Mail » login » go to “View Ads section”

3.) View available ads in your account and get paid

P.S: You can earn from $100 to $500 or more if you work for 1 – 2hrs daily.
I suggest only genuine paying ptc sites which I tried personally and got paid many times.

Though PTC sites are slow earning but this give you a nice start in making money online.

7. Amazon Mechanical Turk

mTurk or Amazon Mechanical Turk (an Amazon company) is one of the best online jobs for college students. I personally know many students who are making enough money by doing some simple tasks on mTurk.

When you visit mTurk, you will find millions of short tasks that you can complete in just 1 to 5 minutes each. You can make 1 cent to 1 dollar for completing each task.

You can work 30 minutes to 2 hours a day as per your time availability. More you work, more you earn on mTurk.

8. Become a Captcha Solver

I am sure, you know captcha. It’s a program that protects websites against bots by giving an image test that humans can read but bots can’t.

There are many companies that wants people to access & register on thousands of popular websites in large numbers.

They do it by running an automated program but when such programs strikes with captcha image on such sites, they are not able to proceed further.

In such case, they need some manual captcha solver.

You, as a captcha solver join these sites and earn $1 to $2 for solving one thousand captchas. It does not take more than an hour for solving 1000 captchas.

9. Sell art, crafts or collectibles online

If you have a talent for making jewelry, pottery or other crafts — or just a knack for finding vintage gems at garage and estate sales — consider selling your objects through an online storefront.

Etsy is the largest and most popular marketplace for handmade and vintage goods. You can also try ArtFire and Zibbet.

Have you designed a killer line of iPad cases or Kids’ tees? Take a look at up-and-coming Redbubble. Want to display traditional art? Artbreak is a fast-growing online gallery for traditional artists — and it’s commission-free.

If you have an e-book, song, template, computer wallpaper or other kind of digital file to sell, take a look at commission-free UploadNSell. Amazon-owned CreateSpacecan help indie authors, musicians and filmmakers sell works to online buyers.

10. Cash in on your photos

Licensing your best photos to microstock agencies such as iStockphoto, Shutterstock and Dreamstime is a great way for above-average photographers to make money.

There’s a lot of competition, but Web designers and other electronic publishers buy tens of thousands of photos every day to illustrate stories and ads. Research top-selling images at microstock sites to get a feel for what buyers want, and then do whatever you do best, whether that’s food, portraits, sports or landscapes.

Illustrators and videographers can find opportunities in microstock, too.

If you’re a fine-art photographer, try selling through print-on-demand sites such as Imagekind or Fine Art America. You set your price for various sizes, and the sites take a cut for printing, matting, framing and shipping to the customer.

11. FusionCash

FusionCash is an online platform that allows you to make money from taking surveys, watching videos, shopping, completing short tasks, and much more. Sign up and immediately earn $5.00 just for joining. Most offers pay between $0.25 to $30.00 per offer, and payments are made via PayPal, check, or direct deposit once your account reaches a $25.00 threshold. Some offers do require a credit card number, so if you don’t feel comfortable giving out that information, just stick to the offers which display the no CC icon. FusionCash is a member of the Better Business Bureau.

12. Amazon Mechanical Turk

Over at Amazon you can make money online working on HITS (Human Intelligence Tasks). A few of the tasks that I saw listed were, transcribing information from a business card to a form, payout $0.02 cents. Another task was to transcribe a voicemail from audio to text (audio length three hours), payout $76.19. After you complete the task and the requester approves your work, and the money is deposited into your Amazon account.

13. ClickWorker

ClickWorker is an online platform where you can get paid for writing, translating, researching and collecting data. To get started, create an account, fill out your profile, complete a qualification assessment, then bid on jobs. Payments are made by SEPA bank account transfers, and via PayPal once your account reaches $1.00 and your tax information has been completed. ClickWorker’s clients include Groupon, Tennis Point, Honda, PayPal, and others.

14. GigWalk

GigWalk is a mobile workforce of individuals using their smartphones to perform short tasks. Simply register, apply for an assignment, and then complete the task (usually verifying roads and street signs, geographic landmarks or transportation options). Gigwalk’s workforce is available in multiple US cities. GigWalk has been featured on CNN, Business Insider, and Forbes.

15. OneSpace

OneSpace is a short task platform where you’re paid for a variety of tasks, such as taking surveys, copywriting, quality assurance, transcription and more. To get started, create an account for free. To be eligible for more complex and higher paying tasks you will need to pass a qualification test. Once you pass the qualification test, you unlock higher paying gigs. Payments are made via PalPal. OneSpace has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

16. TaskRabbit

TaskRabbit is a short task site where you complete physical tasks such as house cleaning, delivery services, handyman work, furniture assembly, grocery shopping, etc. To get started create an account, get a background check, then browse the open tasks in your city and make an offer. TaskRabbit keeps 20% of what you make and payments are made via check every two weeks, once your account reaches $25.00. TaskRabbit has been featured on ABC, The Wall Street Journal, and the Today Show.

17. Fancy Hands

Fancy Hands hires US-based virtual assistants to complete one-off tasks like making phone calls, scheduling appointments, tracking down the best price for a product or service, internet research, and data entry. Tasks are worth anywhere from $3.00 to $7.00 per task and go up from there. Payments are made via Dwolla every other Tuesday. With this job, you can work anytime of the day or night.

18. Humanatic

If you have short periods of quiet time in your schedule (perhaps during your child’s naptime), you can get paid to listen to phone calls on Humanatic. With this platform, users to log in and listen to recorded phone calls via their computer. Users then tag and sort the calls based on certain criteria. Businesses use this information to sort leads, so they know which calls to make a priority. According to their website, you can earn anywhere from $1.00 to $4.50 an hour depending on your skill and accuracy. Payments are processed weekly via PayPal.

A final word about short task sites. No, they are not going to make you rich, but, they are an easy way to earn some extra cash without having to get a job. After all, you’re most likely online, so instead of scrolling through Facebook or Instagram, use your time to make some extra money.

19. Become A Virtual Assistant

Another great way to earn money online is to become a virtual assistant. A lot of people and businesses are looking to outsource “assistant-type” work, such as responding to emails, handling basic writing and organization, research tasks, and more. If you are looking to do this type of work online, consider becoming a virtual assistant and you could earn several hundred dollars or more per month.

20. Become A YouTube Video Blogger

If you have a gift for video, becoming a YouTube blogger is a great way to earn extra cash. You get paid based on the advertisements displayed on your videos – so the more people that watch your videos, the more you get paid. It’s estimated that video bloggers on YouTube get roughly $7.60 per each 1,000 views of their videos.

21. Design And Sell T-Shirts

Another way to get paid for your art is to design T-Shirts and sell them online. The great thing about this is that T-Shirts are more than just pictures – funny sayings and phrases work very well too. Two of the most popular sites to sell T-Shirts on are Zazzle and Cafepress.

22. Do Transcription Work

If you are a fast typer and want to get paid for listening and typing, transcription work is great. Many different industries are looking for people to transcribe audio into text. For example, podcasters like to have their episodes transcribed into text to post online. You can ​learn how to transcribe and find great work here.

23. Survey Savvy

Survey Savvy is another one of my favorite online survey panels. They have been around since 1999 but the company that owns them has been around much longer. Pay is only by check with no minimum balance required.

24. Survey Spot

Surveyspot rewards its members with a variety of prizes. It is completely free to join and the company pays up to $5 per online survey. You can request payout when you have earned $5 so it is possible to cashout quickly via Paypal. Other rewards include airline miles, Amazon gift cards, iTunes e-vouchers, and more!

25. Ipsos I-Say

Ipsos is one of the largest paid survey sites in the world and operate in many countries. What I like most is that Ipsos I-Say actually pays during the screening process. What this mean is that you make money for any attempt at any survey, even if you don’t qualify, points are awarded to you. You are reward with free products, iTunes gift cards, Visa prepaid cards, amazon giftcards, and more.

26. Become A Product Demonstrator

Have you ever seen those product demonstrators inside stores? These people are hired by marketing companies and do these jobs on the weekend. Typically the supplies are mailed to your house and you’re told where and when to show up. You can find these jobs on almost every job board.

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If you are a student and looking for ways to make some extra money, you should consider any type of jobs that can be achieved without investment. This jobs on part time basis provide you the relief to continue your studies along with your work. There is no restriction on this jobs even from the government, which means your job with no investment are completely legal. You, being a student, should seriously consider finding online jobs, as these types of part time jobs do not require commuting. Doing your student jobs as part time or in the summer vacation, you can earn your pocket money with ease. From the money earned in your part time student jobs, you can even support your family.

1. How to get Online Work on our Website?

Our website shows 100% free investment online jobs from home for college students, housewives, part-time jobs seekers, Retired people and those who need a second income for their career.

Our website is not a get Rich Quick Money Making Website, but I assure that you can make certain decent income every month around Rs.25,000 to Rs.50,000 if you work for 3 – 4 Hrs every day on your computer based on our suggested ideas on this blog.

In this website, you can find resources and guidance to earn money online without investment.

Each Five Job Opportunities have been explained in individual pages where you need to spend the time to know each method.

2. Making Money Online BLOGGING

Making money from your own blog or website called blogging. Not limited to making money online but you can become popular online by sharing your knowledge and ideas. This is most popular and long-term option if you want to make some really really good income from it. Personally, I will suggest you this option if you are really serious about online income cause I did not find any better option than this.

The reason is that long-term income scope and bright future and more potential than any other online jobs. For this, you must have some skills like basic English knowledge and writing passion.

Blogging itself says you have to blog means you have to write or share your knowledge, thoughts, and ideas on the internet through your blog.  There was a time when people and celebrity, political party, politicians even authors and all big head ! were using a blog for expressing and sharing their own thoughts and ideas but, nowadays blog is the great source of making money online.

Technology has completely changed and developed a lot, still developing and people are writing the blog on lots of topics to earn some sponsor income through the blog.  Here some popular topic and ideas I have explained and you can also start a blog on some topic like:

 

  • If you have great knowledge about fashion and beauty then you can start writing
  • If you passionate about car and bike then start writing reviews and ideas about it.
  • Expert in Kitchen starts food and recipe blog.
  • Interested in gardening or indoor plant care and photos.
  • Software and gadgets
  • Bollywood and Hollywood trends and latest news
  • Politics News and Fact on Current affairs
  • laptop and Pc related Problems and solution 

 

There are lots of subject and niche on which you can make money from it I have also started some blog and also I am making money from it But for this, you have to write unique and great useful content which will solve user problem then people will come to your site.

When your blog gets some good traffic then you can apply for google adsense and place ads on your blog whenever the visitor clicks on ads then you will make revenue from advertiser ads this is simple but you have to work some hard to make money from blogging.

Step by step guide I will write soon on how you can make money from blogging and Google wait for it somehow you can see payment proof attached here some of my blog income. Cause Here I am telling you my story and experience not like others just blah blah and fake useless word but I have done the different job here included all with my personal case study as I promised.

3. Online Survey Jobs

Paid surveys are the best online jobs from home for people like us who want to make $1000 or more working 1-2 hours from the comfort of their home.

You can join survey sites and earn money by completing surveys.

There are hundreds of best and free survey sites where you can signup and receive regular surveys. You will get $5 to $20 for completing one survey.

If you join 10-20 sites, you can receive minimum 50 paid surveys in a month and make more than $1000 per month.

I will show you list of best survey sites where you can get regular surveys. I am making regular income from these survey sites.

4. Online Ad Clicking Jobs

This is the easiest online job because even a 10 years kid can do this. Here, you have to join some legit sites that pay for clicking and reading ads.

Its easy to earn $250 to $500 by working 15-20 minutes on these sites.

These sites are known as PTC sites. There are hundreds of PTC sites but only few are legit.

I have been consistently working on these PTC sites for last 2-4 years and earning 4 figure monthly income just from PTC sites.

I have made more than $60,000 from one such PTC site. Trust me, I never worked more than 10 minutes on this site for making this much income.

I will show you 5 such legit sites including this above site where you can make good income working part time.

Just 4 simple steps to earn from these online jobs-

  1. Join some legit PTC sites (It’s free to join)
  2. Login to your account daily.
  3. View ads & complete other tasks.
  4. Get paid instantly

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5. Copy & Paste

Here you have to copy text material from a word or excel file and paste into another word or excel file. It is very easy however, you need to be very careful. Good knowledge of English is very important because you have to read and understand things.

Find more info on Copy Paste Jobs

6. Online Jobs with GPT Sites

Get paid to complete tasks or GPT is another concept similar to ad clicking jobs where you can earn extra $250+ by working 15-30 minutes daily.

In this online job, you need to work on various tasks like signup on a website, playing games, participating in forums, completing small surveys, watching videos etc.

Again there are hundreds of GPT sites but only few are legit.

You don’t need to waste your time on fake GPT sites because I have tested all these sites. I will show you only those sites which pays their members on regular basis.

7. Online Data Entry jobs without investment and free registration – Online/offline Data Entry jobs Home Based Part Time Work

We need a large number of Data entry workers who can type fast with speed is above 17 WPM. This online data entry jobs without investment and registration fee can do Womens, Housewives, Students, Professionals..etc. Free training for Freshers is avaialable. You can Earn Rs:50/ Word Documents, This is 100% Legitimate work from home jobs. We provides (.jpeg) image files by eMail, You can download the image files to your computer/Laptop and complete the work By using MS-Office Word, Open office, Libre office, Free office, Google docs, wps office, Office 365 and submit the same to us through email. You have to Type the text content available in image file into a MS word files. Typing text in Ms-word is so easy and if you have good typing speed you can earn more.

8. Article Writing (blog posts, product reviews etc)

If you are good in writing articles about any specific topic, then you can get hired as an article writer by desired people as there are lots of companies & online business owners looking for employers of such characteristics. If you wonder how people can know about me then I would suggest creating accounts on fiverr.com, Peopleperhour, freelancer.com, Writingjobz etc where you can create a gig so interested people will get in touch with you to get your services. Also if you are looking for online writing jobs, you should definitely try WritingArmy – trusted freelance writers place. While creating a gig there at the above places, you can explain what types of writing services you can provide. I’d like to add, you can Turn a dream into the reality: work from home as a writer on ThePensters Up to $14/page!

Apart from the above places, there are plenty of sites to make money by submitting articles. These are actually marketplaces where it communicate both content writers and those who need content, owners who need contents gives pre-decide price of an article after satisfaction. So if you are good enough in your writing then I suggest creating an account in below sites and submit your articles to get paid.

9. Photo & Logo Designing

Another freelancing service is logo designing for websites and companies, if you have passion & good enough in either designing logos or photo designing, you can make a gig at the freelancing sites so that people can buy that gig from you.

These types of experts get huge number of jobs one daily basis as the scope of designing is so wide, you may know lots of websites, companies, institutes builds regularly throughout the whole world, and they are looking for a designer to design a unique logo for them or design & edit their photos.

10. Affiliate Jobs

Affiliate program is nothing but a way to promote the products of popular sites like Amazon, eBay, Flipkart etc. and get paid for your promotion.

Amazon affiliate is one of the best affiliate program whether you live in USA, UK, India or any other country.

All the shopping sites provide affiliate program & they pay you 4% to 15% for each & every sell through your promotion.

There are number of ways you can promote your affiliate products. Our free pack will explain you about all the promotional methods in a very simple methods.

Its the right time to start this online job opportunity as our country is becoming digital & cashless.

Only thing you need is our training. And yes, its without investment.

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Affiliate marketing is a great way to make money as a blogger, but how do you create content that gets clicks and purchases on your affiliate links. Today I am sharing some affiliate marketing post ideas for niches like fashion, beauty, photography, and more. Use these ideas so that you can create affiliate marketing content that converts.

1. Go one inch wide and one mile deep

Many first-time affiliate marketers make the mistake of going one mile wide and one inch deep: trying to dominate forty niches in their first few years.

When you hear about friends making millions from Clickbank products, and marketing products in emerging niches, it can be tough to stay focused.

The price for losing focus, though, is having a portfolio of 21 websites in random niches all with a pitiful domain authority generating next to nothing in sales.

By all means, experiment with different niches once you’ve achieved a level of success you’re happy with on your first website, but to begin with go one inch wide and a mile deep.

2. Create content that your competition can’t compete with

One of the biggest challenges facing affiliate marketers right now is the need to prove their value as middlemen in the value chain.

One of the biggest advantages affiliates have over established brands, and one of the greatest opportunities to add value, is the ability to be agile and act quickly with content marketing.

While brands spend months approving their content strategy and holding fruitless meetings, affiliates can be creating content of such a high standard, that competitors simply won’t have the resources to compete with, and Google would be foolish not to drive traffic to.

This is the strategy that we’ve adopted for most of our affiliate marketing sites at Venture Harbour.

Take Qosy for example. Every 4-6 weeks, Qosy publishes a 3,000 – 8,000 word guide educating readers on tough buying decisions, such as how to choose the best scotch or an engagement ring. While not all of these posts contain affiliate links, affiliate links are often added if a site we’d be recommending anyway has an affiliate program.

It’d be hard for Google to argue with this content not adding value. After all, some of the guides have received close to 10,000 shares and have been used by the brands themselves to educate their own customers. Generally speaking, each guide takes about 40-50 hours to produce, and is benchmarked to beat the best existing piece of content on the topic in virtually every aspect (from design and share-ability, to page speed and on-page SEO).

Over the next year I think we’ll see more and more affiliates adopt this kind of strategy.

3. Build a brand that adds value to the consumer

It’s no surprise that Google’s brand-bias is strengthening. For many affiliates, this is quite a concern, as affiliates haven’t traditionally had to concern themselves with building a strong brand. When you look at the leading sites in insurance, travel, property, personal finance, and homeware, it’s interesting to note that many of these sites are affiliate sites. They’re also strong brands.

Moneysupermarket, Agoda, Houzz, Which, LastMinute.com, and Compare.com are all ultra-successful affiliate sites due to the strength of their brands, their editorial integrity, and the value they offer consumers.Over time, affiliate marketers will find it increasingly difficult to succeed without a brand that user’s trust, so consider what you’re doing to develop the brand of your affiliate website.

4. SELL YOUR OWN BRAND

If you have a knack for creating unique images, there’s no need to fuss over your own inventory. If your creations can be easily printed onto a product, then you can make money. Upload your designs on a variety of websites like CafePress. If someone likes them, the company prints them up and ships the product. You could create unique designs for calendars, books, T-shirts, bags, hats, greeting cards, or posters and get a commission for each one sold. Some of these sites include Zazzle, Teespring and Lulu.

5. BUILD APPS

Because smartphones are everywhere, the demand for new and creative apps is increasing in popularity more than ever before. Between Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone market, people are using countless apps everyday. And, most of them are selling right and left. Taking the time to develop and sell a smartphone app may be worth your while since it’s a very lucrative way to earn money online. The apps cost almost nothing to actually develop and don’t involve any shipping or storage costs, which works to expand your overall profit margin. Well performing apps can make thousands in ad revenue each month for their creators, making them another great passive income strategy.

6. BUYING AND SELLING DOMAINS

Many people buy and sell domain names to earn money online since it takes very little time or investment. You can purchase a domain at its registration price or even much cheaper and then resell it for a profit. But, it always pays to do your homework first on websites like Afternic.com, Sedo.co.uk, or other domain auction websites in order to get a good idea of what’s popular in terms of domain names. An ideal way to find really good names is to check out terminated lists that offer many expired names and have made their way back into the pool for people to buy. A good site for this is expireddomains.net where you can put in your desired keyword that you want in your domain name and a long list of domain options will appear.

7. powerful ways to Create Compelling Content for Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate business іѕ the bеѕt business аѕ аlrеаԁу рrоvеn but you саn make tһіѕ business а successful one іf you һаvе уоur own blog . Blogging іѕ not аѕ еаѕу аѕ іt rеquіrеѕ соntіnuоuѕ uрԁаtе over tіmе wһісһ wіll make уоur rеаԁеrѕ tо visit оftеn rереаtеԁlу .

Іf you һаvе not kерt уоur blog uрԁаtеԁ then there іѕ nо use оf іt . Because іf there іѕ nо visitors, nо sales and nо еаrnіngѕ . Rеаԁ tһіѕ article аbоut ѕtер bу ѕtер іnfоrmаtіоn оn how tо ѕtаrt уоur affiliate buѕіnеѕѕ?

Content is King, because іn wһаtеvеr business you һаvе tо ехрlаіn уоur service оr оffеr tһrоugһ blog post . Неnсе, there іѕ аlwауѕ а grеаt ԁеmаnԁ for content wrіtеrѕ for blogs and websites .

Іn tһіѕ article wе wіll соntіnuе tо rеаԁ аbоut how tо wrіtе еffесtіvе content wһісһ wіll make уоur site visitors tо рull tһеm tо purchase products оr services from уоur blog .

  • Wrіtе уоur own реrѕоnаl experience .

Веfоrе рlаnnіng tо promote аnу product іn affiliate marketing business fіrѕt purchase the product tо trу and use іt реrѕоnаllу . Тһіѕ іѕ аbѕоlutеlу gіvіng ѕоmе experience over the product and you wіll come tо knоw its рrоѕ and cons

Аlwауѕ promote the product wһісһ you һаvе аlrеаԁу trіеԁ реrѕоnаllу and ԁоn’t wrіtе аbоut а product wһісһ you һаvеn’t trіеԁ .

Іf you are rесоmmеnԁіng а rеѕtаurаnt tо уоur frіеnԁ tо ԁіnе оn а wееkеnԁ but you һаvеn’t ԁіnеԁ еvеr? Тһіnk wһеtһеr іf уоur frіеnԁ wіll trу? Аbѕоlutеlу nо!

Wһу? Because rеаԁеrѕ аlwауѕ wаtсһіng you and уоur blog, nоtісіng уоur асtіvіtіеѕ аrоunԁ and аlwауѕ јuԁgе уоur сrеԁіbіlіtу . You саn іnсrеаѕе уоur сrеԁіbіlіtу only іf you һаvе рrоmоtеԁ rіgһt product .

Nеvеr trу tо promote аnу product јuѕt for ѕаkе оf а commission because you wіll lоѕе уоur сrеԁіbіlіtу and уоur site visitors . Because уоur rеаԁеrѕ wіll һаvе ѕоmе quеѕtіоnѕ for you аbоut the product and tһеу nееԁ you tо аnѕwеr tһеm?

Over further nехt ѕtер, promote the product bу wrіtіng а ԁеtаіlеԁ review оn how the product bеnеfіtеԁ уоu? оr рrоvіԁеԁ you ѕоmеtһіng that you һаvе ехресtеԁ ѕресіfісаllу .

  • Lеt tһеm gіvе wһаt tһеу nееԁ fоr?

Wһеn you are аbоut tо wrіtе affiliate marketing content for уоur affiliate product for promotion аlwауѕ kеер іn mіnԁ that wrіtе fосuѕіng оn the uѕаgе оf the product and how the customer wіll bе bеnеfіttеԁ оnсе һе рurсһаѕеԁ іt?

Тrу tо ехрlаіn еvеrу mеаnѕ that wһаt уоur rеаԁеr wаntѕ and how much tһеу are wіllіng tо invest over the product you рrоmоtеԁ . Nо one wіll purchase the products that wеrе оf nо use tо tһеm, ѕо trу tо ехрlаіn more how the product wіll bе uѕеful?

Тһіѕ аррrоасһ wіll gіvе you а роѕіtіvе rеѕроnѕе аmоng уоur blog rеаԁеrѕ and wіll gіvе а wау that you care аbоut уоur rеаԁеrѕ wһісһ wіll make tһеm tо trу оnсе and for all .

Үоur affiliate business wіll bе there for lоng ѕtіll .

  • Lеt’ѕ bе honest:

Nоbоԁу wіll bе іntеrеѕtеԁ tо purchase а product that you рrоmоtеԁ wһісһ you һаvеn’t bееn trіеԁ реrѕоnаllу . Іt іѕ аn іmроrtаnt tһіng that mоѕt реорlе аlwауѕ make а tһоrоugһ rеѕеаrсһ and review а lot аbоut the product bеfоrе рurсһаѕіng .

Іf you рrоmоtеԁ а product that you wеrеn’t trіеԁ реrѕоnаllу and іf оn аnоtһеr blog the ѕаmе product һаvе bееn рrоmоtеԁ and wrоtе һіѕ own experience, then sales wіll bе mаԁе there only and not bу you .

Rеаԁеrѕ аlwауѕ wаntеԁ you tо bе honest, wһісһ mеаn іnсluԁе nеgаtіvе feed bасkѕ аѕ well . Nо products wеrе 100% fооl рrооf that tһеу һаvіng only рrоѕ .

Іn the аbоvе case, реорlе wіll buy the product tһrоugһ that blog only that ехрrеѕѕеѕ its own tһоugһtѕ and you wіll end with еmрtу hand . Іn wоrѕt case, you wіll lоѕе уоur һоnеѕtу аmоng уоur blog rеаԁеrѕ .

Іf you ԁоn’t һаvе truѕt and honest and һаvеn’t buіlԁ аnуtһіng the ѕаmе соntехt аrоunԁ уоur blog then there іѕ nо wау that уоur business get ѕuссееԁеԁ .

  • Wrіtе уоur own ѕtоrу nаturаllу:

While wrіtіng а review аbоut аn affiliate product that you are gоіng tо promote, wrіtе іn а wау that іt ѕһоulԁ bе а frіеnԁlу rесоmmеnԁаtіоn tо уоur blog visitors .

Іt ѕһоulԁ not fееl like а direct product promotion аѕ іt wіll іmрасt оn other ѕіԁе wһісһ wіll rеԁuсе уоur tоtаl sales .

8. Promote A Seasonal Sale

But don’t just announce the sale, put your customers in the right mood for the season.

Is Fall just around the corner? You can certainly tell it when you take a quick look at Starbucks’ annual promotion of Pumpkin-Spice-everything.

9. Publicize An Upcoming Promotion

Do people love your product or service?

If you aren’t in the business of constant sales and promotions, why not take time to publicize a new promotion, product launch, or special.

In fact, you will often have stronger sales if you lead up to your promotion with an email series. Let people know in advance what you’ve got coming up. How it’s going to help them. And what they should be looking for.

Build up anticipation and educate at the same time. It’s a great way to keep people engaged and ready to buy when you finally open enrollment or launch.

10. Build an Email List

Building up an email list for marketing purposes is absolutely essential.

In fact, according to research by MarketingSherpa, 60% of marketers polled found that email marketing produced an ROI for their company (32% believe it will eventually produce an ROI). When asked what the estimated ROI from email marketing programs for the company were – the overall group reported 119% – a figure that’s tough for any online store owner to ignore.

Having a list of emails from previous and potential customers means you can get your information, products, and content into their personal mailboxes. In contrast, updates made to your Facebook page and Twitter handle will almost never be able to reach your entire following, due to time zone differences and other factors.

Start building your email list today by including an email subscription form somewhere noticeable on your website. Here’s a clever way to convince visitors to sign up for your list. Instead of simply saying “Join our Newsletter,” offer an incentive or some type of value for signing up. Skinny Teatox offers the chance to win a free product every week, so they showcase that offering to encourage people to join.

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1. Become a Writer – Make Money Fast

With a growing interest in content marketing, more brands are looking for great writers to create content. The secret to succeeding as a writer is to be an expert in a niche. A lot of writers, try to be generalists writing for a wide range of categories from food to tech. However, having a niche focus as writer allows you to write better content. When you have experience in the niche, you can offer a different perspective to a piece of content. That means you’re not just saying the same thing as every other article online. And that’s what brands really want to pay for. Your thoughts, experiences and inside information into their niche.

How to Make Money Fast Writing
  • Send relevant writing samples. If someone asks for an marketing writing sample, send them marketing writing samples. Don’t send a finance article. Or a fitness one. And definitely not the post you wrote for Buzzfeed. It’s hard for a hiring manager to know how well you understand the niche’s industry if they can’t see a relevant writing sample. Apply to another opportunity better suited to your skill set and experience. Also, if your pitch doesn’t have a list of links to writing samples, it’s going to get ignored.
  • Mention what you bring to the table. When I first applied to write for Oberlo, I mentioned how I worked in ecommerce for four years as an entrepreneur and in a 9 to 5 role at an ecommerce company. My experience on a content team was also brought up. And my 9 years experience in marketing. I had also already been working on my Oberlo dropshipping store as I had been using Shopify for a year at that point. Having a writing sample in a niche isn’t enough. You also need to have the experience to write about that niche. Mention every little detail of what you’ve done prior to writing. Niche experience is important.
  • Don’t send resumes. You’re not applying to a 9 to 5 job. You’re applying for a freelance writing position. Your portfolio should be the focus. Mention your experience in a short blurb in your application before listing off links to your portfolio. If you want to prove your work experience, add a link to your LinkedIn profile.
  • Avoid sending copy and paste applications. For example, if you love ‘writing about fitness and relationships’ but are applying for a writing position at a tech company, why would someone want to hire you? You won’t be considered. Recruiters can easily spot a copy and paste application. The problem with these types of applications is that they lack the specific details that’ll land you the role. If you want to land a quality writing gig, you’re going to need to cater each application you write to the brand you’re applying to. The more effort and relevant detail you add to the application, the more likely you are to be considered.
  • To make money now as a writer, you need to focus on volume of applications. That means, you need to follow the tips above while applying to as many relevant roles as possible. Writing opportunities can be a numbers game where you’ll better your odds if you apply to as many roles as you can. Spend all of your spare time, creating unique applications to as many positions as possible.

You can apply to writing opportunities on sites like these:

  • Problogger
  • Craigslist
  • Blogging Pro
  • Freelance Writing
  • Media Bistro
  • Flex Jobs
  • Be a Freelance Blogger

2. Create side gigs – How to Make Money Fast

Side gigs are one of those money making ideas that supplement a full-time job. If you’re unemployed, side gigs may not be enough to hold you over. If you’re only looking to make an extra couple hundred dollars per month, this may be your best bet. The work doesn’t always last long-term but it can.

How to Make Money Fast Doing Side Gigs
  • Use platforms like Fiverr to create gigs. When you’re new to Fiverr, you’ll want to focus on offering a low price so you could get your first review. I’d recommend getting a friend to buy your gig to leave your first review so you can get started faster. Treat the friend like a client and actually deliver a finished product that you can feature on the platform on your portfolio. The thing with Fiverr is that it’s also a numbers game. If you look at top Fiverr users like Allie Madison, you’ll see that they have multiple gigs available. The more gigs you have the more likely you are to be found.
  • If you don’t want to get paid Fiverr prices, you can turn to platforms like Craigslist to find side gigs. Under their jobs section, you can search for contract or telecommute opportunities. The great thing about the telecommute opportunities on Craigslist is that you can apply for them for any city in the world. For example, if you see a telecommute opportunity in the San Francisco area, you can apply to it. Craigslist has a variety of side gigs from writing, business, design, accounting and more. So if your talents don’t match up with anything else on this list of money making ideas, you might want to try a side gig from Craigslist. Keep in mind that it can be competitive so you’ll need to apply to multiple opportunities to land a few small side gigs.

3. Start your own blog – Make Money Now

Starting a blog has multiple benefits making it a worthwhile money making idea. You can use it to build out your portfolio to land higher quality positions in the future. Or you could build it to create a new stream of revenue for yourself. It’s an asset. With a blog, especially a personal one, you could build up your brand presence to position you as an industry expert. As you become more reputable in your niche, you can potentially start landing speaking opportunities, book deals and other cool gigs.

How to Make Money Fast Blogging

  • Create a blog around a niche focus. However, focus on an underserved yet profitable niche. Having a relationship blog can be fun to write, but is it easy to stand out from the crowd? And make money? That’s the research you should be doing. You can use tools like Keyword Planner to help you figure out popular niches. However, you’ll also want to do research to figure out what the most profitable niches are. Avoid using blog posts on Google to do this. Look on Amazon to see what the best selling ebooks are if you’re focused on information products. If you want a product focused blog you can use AliExpress to determine the most popular items by looking at product order volume.
  • Monetizing your blog through affiliate marketing is usually faster than trying to create your own information product to sell. Or monetizing with Google Adsense. You can also add products to sell on your blog using Oberlo. To make money fast, you’ll need to drive a ton of traffic back to your blog. You can do this by writing multiple pieces of blog content every day. You’ll need to write at least 1500 words per post. Share the content on social media using hashtags to improve your chances of being found. You could also drive traffic to your blog through relevant guest blogging or paid ads.

4. Become a freelancer – Money Making Ideas

You can easily make money now through freelancing. Since you’re trading time for money, your focus will be on finding a few quality clients who pay you well. However, if you’re just starting out, you might need to take on a lot of clients who pay you less as you build your portfolio. Freelancing gigs can be diverse making it one of those money making ideas almost anyone can do. Graphic design, programming, consulting, and accounting are a few examples of the types of roles you can do as a freelancer.

How to Make Money Fast Freelancing:
  • If you’re starting out, focus on creating a portfolio of your work. As a designer,  you could create a few mockups to showcase your work. If you’re a fashion photographer, take and edit pictures of your friends modelling outfits. Even if you’re fresh out of school with no practical experience, if you have a strong portfolio and your rate is within the client’s budget, you could land an opportunity.
  • Like mentioned in a previous section, you’re going to need to do a lot of outreach to ensure you make money fast. You can’t expect to land a client with every attempt. If you’re desperate for money, you need to be desperate for finding clients. So apply to at least 20 postings per day if you’re holding a full-time position. More if you’re currently unemployed. If you write a personalized message focused on your skill set and the value you’ll bring, you’ll have a better chance of landing a client.
  • Want to find clients? Check out the list below. Also, look up freelancers in your niche. You can use LinkedIn to find out who freelances. What brands do they work with? Often times, brands work with multiple freelancers. Feel free to send a cold email out to the brand asking if there are any opportunities for freelancing available. If they’re not interested at the time, they might reach out to you in the future.
Where to Find Freelance Clients
  • Upwork
  • Toptal
  • Freelancer
  • People Per Hour
  • Guru
  • 99 Designs

5. Become an influencer/brand ambassador – Make Money Fast

Brands love influencers making this a money making idea that isn’t going away anytime soon. By building up a sizeable audience on social media, you can reach out to brand ambassador programs or wait for brands to come to you. Influencers typically charge between $100-$400 per post on social media depending on the size of their audience. You get paid per post regardless of whether the brand makes a sale or not. However, brand ambassadors typically get paid a commission for every sale they make. If you have an audience that buys whatever you tell them to, you might make more money through this type of program. Learn more about Instagram influencer marketing.

How to Make Money Fast as an Influencer or Brand Ambassador
  • If you already have an audience of over 20,000 followers on social media, you can likely reach out to most brand ambassador programs. See our list below.
  • To build up your audience size, you’ll need to focus on one social media platform. It’s hard to grow multiple social media at the same time. You can be an Instagram, Snapchat, or YouTube influencer as they’re the best platforms for influencer marketing. On Instagram, you’ll want to have a consistent look on the types of pictures you post. Have a mix of pictures of yourself and lifestyle shots. Use hashtags to grow your following. On Snapchat, you might choose to make funny snaps to entertain people. On YouTube, you’ll want to be relatable, down to earth or funny depending on the niche you serve.
  • Find influencers to look up to. Some successful influencers include Zoella, Carli Bybel, and PewDiePie. Look at how they present themselves. Pay attention to the topics they bring up. How do they bring value? The goal isn’t to copy them, but to learn from their strategy and approach to become a better influencer so that you can make money fast.
Brand Ambassador Programs to Apply to:
  • Reppr
  • Lululemon
  • Red Bull
  • Birchbox
  • MVMT Watches

6. Social Media Consultant

If you’re under the age of 30, you probably have a built-in advantage for a business like this. If you spend a lot of time on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler, Instagram, or any other of the social media outlets that are popping up all the time – you may be able to find some clients who are in need of a social media consultant.

What started out as a social game just a few years ago, is rapidly becoming important in the business community. The social media is an important way for businesses to connect with ordinary people, without having to go through all channels.

It’s also a way to market businesses, products and services. If you know how to promote events, products, and even concepts, using the social media, then this can be the perfect business for you.

7. Display Google AdSense on WordPress

Google Adsense is an easy way to make money from your blog. All you need to do is add a script from Google to your website and start displaying ads.

You will get paid for every time a user clicks on the ad. These are called CPC ads.

What is CPC? CPC stands for “cost per click.” By displaying CPC ads with Google Adsense, you receive a set fee every time an ad on your website is clicked by a visitor. The cost per click is set by the advertiser. (This is in contrast to CPM ads, where you’re paid for ad views instead of clicks. CPM means “cost per thousand impressions,” where M is the roman numeral for 1,000.)

Google Adsense is a good way to start earning money online when you are first starting out.

You can see our guide on how to monetize a WordPress blog with Google AdSense to get started, and this tutorial on how to optimize your AdSense revenue for more tips.

8. Use a WordPress Advertising Plugin to Sell Ads Directly

Google AdSense is easy to set up, but the amount of money you can earn is limited. Each ad click earning will vary.

Directly selling banner ad space on your website can be more lucrative. Instead of having to rely on an intermediary who takes a cut of the money, you negotiate the price and terms on your own.

Above we mentioned the difference between CPC and CPM ads, where you are paid per click or per thousand views. While you could use one of those models for selling banner ads, most bloggers charge a flat rate instead. Charging a flat rate is easier than keeping track of views or clicks.

Still, directly selling ads takes more work to manage than using Google AdSense. Instead of just adding a bit of code to your website, you’ll have to negotiate pricing, come up with an agreement and terms, and take care of administrative work like invoicing.

However, using a WordPress ad management plugin can make the process easier. We recommend BuySellAds, a marketplace that matches up website owners and advertisers. There’s also a free BuySellAds WordPress plugin that gives you a simple way to insert the ads on your site with widgets and shortcodes.

9. Sell Sponsored Blog Posts

Some bloggers aren’t interested in displaying ads to their audience, and wonder how to monetize a blog without ads.

With ad networks, you lose some control over the content displayed on your site. Some readers will get annoyed or offended by ads, and more and more people are using ad blockers.

An alternative way to monetize a blog is through sponsorships.

A sponsorship works just like it does in sports, TV shows, or other industries. Basically, a company pays you to represent their product, talk about it, and promote it to your readers.

To get started, it’s a good idea to put together a one-page media kit that details your traffic stats, social media following, audience demographics, and any other data that will make your site more appealing to advertisers. Then, you can approach companies to negotiate a sponsorship deal.

When publishing sponsored posts, it’s crucial to know about the laws in your area about disclosure.

For example, in the United States, a blogger who publishes a sponsored post must comply with the FTC’s Endorsement Guides. This includes disclosing whenever a post is sponsored. You can do that by adding a sponsored post prefix to your post title in WordPress.

10. Sell your photos on leading websites

If you’re at all into photography, you can easily take pictures and sell them online through popular websites such as ShutterStock and iStockPhoto, just to name two. Clearly, you can’t be an amateur at this, but you can do it without being a professional. And, the more you know about demands for certain types of photography, and the better you are at Photoshop, the more likely you’ll be to succeed at making money online through this method.

11. Trade stocks or forex online

Trading stocks or foreign currency exchange (forex) online isn’t something that’s for beginners. However, this is a lucrative field as long as you know what you’re doing. There are loads of sites that will teach you how to become a proficient trader. My advice? Find a pro or a reputable system or course that you can learn from and tread wisely so that you don’t lose your shirt.

12. Start a graphic design business

One lucrative idea for making money online is to start a graphic design business. However, you clearly need to have some graphic design background to get this off the ground. Take a course to learn the basics and the ropes, then ensure that you get really good before trying your hand at a site like 99Designs or Fiverr where you can sell your services to others.

13. Auction off old items on eBay

eBay is a great resource for selling items. You can even become a power seller and really move a hefty volume of merchandise. However, it takes time to build up your profile, and you need to develop the skills to ensure that your listings are well crafted, keyword centric and meticulously detailed if you want to succeed on this platform.

14. Create YouTube videos

YouTube is the world’s largest video platform, and has long been under Google’s umbrella. Professional marketers often turn to YouTube because they know just how powerful the platform is for delivering rich multimedia that helps to educate and inform others while also drawing attention to certain products or services. While building a popular YouTube channel can take time, it is far more potent and wide-reaching than most standard blog platforms.

15. Do social media marketing for local businesses

If you have a penchant for social media, why not engage in some marketing for local businesses in your area? Leverage platforms like Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat to help companies build up their followers and ensure that their products and services are in front of their audiences.

16. Sell arts and crafts on Etsy

If you have a keen eye for arts and crafts, consider selling those items on a site like Etsy, which is the largest handmade goods site of its kind. All types of individuals and businesses have turned to Etsy to reach a massive platform of people looking to purchase their goods. You can even sell digitally-downloadable goods here such as digital art designs and printable posters as well.

17. Create an e-commerce store with Shopify

Numerous platforms exist that will help you peddle your goods and services online. One such platform is Shopify, which is an easy-t0-use e-commerce system for selling just about anything under the sun. Build your Shopify store and start driving traffic to sell your goods and services and make money online no matter where you live in the world.

18. Do translation work to make money online

If you’re a native speaker in a second language, or you even speak multiple languages, consider selling your services to offer professional translations. People are always looking for high-quality translation services, and if you can really deliver to your audience, you can set yourself apart and make a considerable amount of money while doing it.

19. Create courses on Udemy

Udemy is one of the world’s largest platforms for selling online courses for just about any topic or subject. As long as you have the proper skills, you can likely teach those skills on a platform like this. However, don’t expect it to be easy. Fierce competition means that you need to deliver loads of value and expertly market your course online if you’re going to make any respectable amount of money.

20. Publish an e-book with Amazon Kindle Publishing (KDP)

The rush to e-book gold is over, but there are still countless individuals making a significant sum of lucrative passive income through the ebook business. If you’re an expert or have knowledge in a specific arena, publish a non-fiction ebook on Amazon’s Kindle Publishing (KDP) platform to help educate others in a number of areas when it comes to things like business, online marketing and other highly-technical fields.

21. T-Shirt Design

If you’re an artist in search of a medium, why not make T-shirts your canvas? Paint, draw, bead or appliqué your designs on plain T-shirts, and spend your weekends showcasing your art-to-wear at farmers’ markets and crafts fairs.

21 easy ways to make money

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21 easy ways to make money

Thanks to the wonders of the internet, it’s completely possible to bring in a steady side income from the comfort of your own home. If you want to know how to make money online, consider these possibilities:

Open an Etsy store. If you have a creative talent or skill – whether it’s creating art, sewing clothes, or making keepsakes – you can open an online store on Etsy.com and sell your wares for some quick cash. With your own Etsy store, you’re left in charge of pricing and, ultimately, how much you make. See our detailed primer, “How to Make Money on Etsy.”

Complete surveys online. Sites like MindFieldOnline.com, Global Test Market, and UserTesting.com pay people to share their opinions on products or services, test mobile apps, or participate in market research. While the payday for these sites is modest, participating frequently can help you earn extra money in a short amount of time.

Get paid to search the Web. Sites like Swagbucks.com and Zoombucks.comwill pay you to use their online interface to search the web. To qualify, you need to be willing to download their search bar and use it for everyday Internet use. The only caveat that comes with this “gig” is that you might be paid in gift cards instead of cash. If you can parlay those gift cards into items you need to buy anyway – like groceries or gas – searching online can be a lucrative way to spend your free time.

Evaluate search engines. Search engine evaluators use commonly-accessed search engines in order to seek out bugs or errors. You may not earn a lot, but you can do this job in your spare time and from the comfort of your own home. To find gigs, check sites like Leapforce, Lionbridge, and Appen Butler Hill.

Start a blog. If you love writing and are passionate about a specific topic, starting a blog is a great way to launch a low-cost side business with little money out-of-pocket. All you need to get started is a domain name, some basic online support, and a head full of ideas to share. Here’s a basic primer on starting a blog for profit.

Write and publish an eBook. You don’t need a traditional publisher and financial backing to publish your own book anymore. In fact, Amazon.com makes it possible for you to publish your own eBook and sell it independently – with no financial investment on your part. And with Kindle eBook publishing, your book will appear on Kindle stores worldwide within 24-48 hours. Just be prepared to market it yourself on social media, your blog, or elsewhere if you expect to generate sales.

Become a freelance writer or editor. If you have a passion for storytelling or a background in writing or editing, it’s possible to find freelance writing or editing work online. To search available job openings, check out sites like Upwork.com, UpWork.com, and Problogger.net. You can also check traditional job sites such as Indeed.com and enter “telecommute” or “anywhere” in the location field.

Get into affiliate marketing. If you’re active on social media and have a large following, you could parlay those connections into some fast cash with a comprehensive affiliate marketing strategy. By becoming an affiliate marketer, you’ll sell items through your own links tied to sites like Amazon.com, ClickBank.com, and Commission Junction.

Take Cash Surveys. If you have a few minutes to spare during the day and like to share your opinion with others, you can get paid when you complete online surveys. There are many different survey companies to choose from, but, not all of them allow you to get paid by PayPal. After all, not everybody wants to work for exclusively for gift cards.

Survey Junkie is one of the most reputable survey companies that allows you to get earn cash rewards. Or, you can always choose to redeem your rewards for gift cards with them as well.

Another site that you might also like is Swagbucks as you can earn money not only by taking surveys, but by playing games, watching videos, making online purchases, and surfing the web. All these survey sites are free to join and you have the opportunity to earn rewards every week.

Freelance Writing. If you have a gift for the written word, you can get paid to write blog posts, eBooks, white papers, and B2B or B2C copywriting with PayPal.

While you can also go use freelancer platforms like Fiverr, these boards can keep up to 20% of your income which means less money in your pocket. And, not every client hires on these boards.

The best part about freelance writing is that you don’t need an English or writing background to get started. While these credentials can help, people from all over who have a gift for writing, even if they have never been paid to write, get paid every day to write about their areas of expertise.

To boost your writing career, you might consider taking the Earn More Writing course written by Holly Johnson, a successful freelance writer that earns more than $100,000 a year! Holly shares her experience on how to land jobs and improve your efficiency to increase your earning potential.

Graphic Design. It is also possible to make money with PayPal when you have an eye for design. Whether you want to design custom t-shirts and clothing with CafePress or design websites, graphics, or logos for local businesses, you can get paid instantly with PayPal.

You can join a platform like CafePress with an established audience and client base to create your own store, or, you can also create your own website to showcase your portfolio and land clients as well. Either option allows you to be paid with PayPal.

Affiliate Marketing. If you have a website or blog, you have the perfect platform to make money from affiliate marketing. You earn a small commission each time a visitor completes a purchase after they click the referral link on your site for products that you enjoy and recommend.For example, you can write a post about your favorite laptop and include an affiliate link for that laptop. If readers buy that laptop, you earn a few dollars from every sale. Each affiliate program works differently. Some merchants operate the program themselves and you can get links directly from their websites. Other merchants partner with affiliate networks such as ClickBank, GumRoad, or Shopify to handle the affiliate sales.

Whether you are just getting started with affiliate marketing or already have some experience, you might consider the Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing course to learn more about how to earn income by recommending products and services that you love to use yourself.

Use a cashback website. Any time you shop online, you should ALWAYS shop via a cashback website such as Quidco or TopCashback.

If you shop via one of their tracked links, you’ll get a percentage of what you spend back in the form of cashback. It’s essentially free money!

Sell your photos online. If you’ve got a halfway decent camera and a bunch of old photos cluttering up your hard drive then it’s worth offering them to photo agencies like Shutterstock, who put your images on sale and give you a cut.

Hire out your belongings. Rentmyitems helps you rent out anything that could be of interest to someone else, like camping equipment, bikes; even fancy dress costumes. More info here.

Teach a course. If you’re good at something, why not teach other people to do it too? You can either run a face-to-face class and advertise locally, or post a course on Udemy and generate income every time it’s downloaded.

Become a “Mechanical Turk”. This Amazon service (named after an 18th century chess-playing machine) posts quick tasks (known as HITS) that you get paid to carry out. Recent HITS include: “select the correct spelling for these search terms”. Sign up here.

Freelance. Another flexible side gig that doesn’t require long-term commitments is becoming a freelancer. This could be anything from writing content or designing a logo to filming a product ad or becoming a virtual assistant, it just depends on your interests and talents. Best of all? There’s no shortage of websites and job boards to land one of the thousands of freelancing gigs available.

Cash in on Your Vehicle. If you own an automobile then capitalize on it by renting it out whenever you’re not using it through sites like Turo and Getaround. If you want to keep your keys, then you can become a driver for either Uber or Lyft. Depending on where you live, you may be able to earn $35 per hour. One final option would be to register your car as an airport shuttle service vehicle and take people to and from the airport.

Sell Items Online. One of the easiest ways you can make money on the side is by selling the stuff that you already own. You know that stuff that is choking you by clogging up your garage and closets. Thanks to sites such as eBay, Craigslist, Gazelle, and Wallop, you can sell those items taking up space in your home without having to visit a pawnshop.

But what happens when you run out of things to sell? You could offer to sell other people’s junk, but it’s only fair that you give them a cut. So you may not make that much money going that route. You can, however, partake in drop shipping.

With dropshipping you sell new items for a manufacturer or distributor on sites such as eBay. Once the item has been sold, the company ships the product from their warehouse. You get a percentage of the sale, and you don’t have to store anything or visit the post office.

Programmer. Do you want to build software, apps, or websites? Then take that interest and turn it into a profitable side gig. Of course, you first need to have an understanding of computer programming and coding, and settle on a specific programming niche. Once you do, you’ll be on your way to joining a fast growing industry that allows you to work whenever and wherever you want. Here is a guide to programming to help you master your skills and know where to start.

how to make money from home

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1. Make Extra Cash on the Side

While many start a home business to build or replace a full-time income, some people simply want to generate a little extra to pay debt, save for a rainy day, or use as mad money. In the past, people went out and got a second job. Fortunately, today, it’s easier than ever to save and make money from home, often doing activities you’re already doing, such as shopping or driving. Here are 7 ideas for making extra money from home

2. Sell Your Used and Unwanted Items

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Especially with a resource such as eBay, selling your used and unwanted items is easier than ever.  However, there are also many specialty resources for used items to sell your books, jewelry, wedding dresses, electronics, games and DVDs and more.

The trick to maximizing your earnings is to:

1) Take a great photo of the item.

2) Write a compelling description.

3) Be honest.

Places to Sell Used Items Online:

Amazon.com – Sell just about anything

eBay – Sell just about anything

BookFinder – Books and textbooks

ThreadUp  – Clothes

Decluttr – DVDs, CDs and games

Gazelle – Electronics

RubyLane  – Vintage, antiques, collectibles

NearlyNewlyWed – Wedding dresses and accessories

Sell Used Items Offline

Have a garage sale

Sell through a local consignment shop

Use online or apps to sell locally:

  • 5miles
  • Carousell
  • Close5
  • Craigslist
  • LetGo
  • Linger
  • Listia
  • Offer Up
  • SocialSell

3. Start a Blog

Like I said earlier- do something you love. If you happen to be even a half-decent writer (you can’t be as bad as me), you can do what you love and make money simply by writing about it. VTX Capital uses a blog as a way to disseminate information about investing. You can be a source of information as well (or simply amusement) for just about anything that interests you.

And you can make money by doing it.

A lot of money. We make over $10,000 each month from our blog and we started less than 2 years ago.

You can start a blog and write about it. Turn your passion into a business and run with it.

Pick a niche that interests you. Whether it be a lifestyle oriented blog where you talk about home decor, the newest trends in dress, celebrity gossip, a sports forum, or even a place to share your love for cooking.

Seriously, check out these bloggers that are all pulling in over $20,000 each MONTH (some more than $100,000 a month!).

  • Michelle @ Making Sense of Cents – over $168,000 in February alone!
  • Holly @ Club Thrifty – over $22,000 on her last report!
  • Rosemarie @ The Busy Budgeter – over $86,000 in her most recent report!

How? Because they’re motivated entrepreneurs who let nothing get in their way of learning how to make money at home.

4. The write stuff

“Few occupations are better suited to working anywhere than writing,” write the authors of Undress for Success (who, as you might guess, wrote their book from home). “Even before the advent of the Internet, a writer equipped with a typewriter and a mailbox or a courier service could click out a living from home.”

Perhaps the best arrangement for a work-at-home writer is to be employed full-time by a specific publication, such as a magazine, newsletter, or website. But that kind of arrangement is likely to come about only if you have a previous connection with the employer.

Another option for a home-based writer is to work as a freelancer. “The problem with freelance writing for a living—and, for that matter, any freelance income—is that as soon as you finish a project, you’re unemployed again,” note Kate Lister and Tom Harnish in Undress for Success. “Good writers will spend at least as much time chasing work as they do words.” So if you’re going to be a freelancer, you’ll need to be a good self-promoter as well. (Sites that connect freelance writers with clients include Guru.com, Odesk.com, and Elance.com.)

Another niche for home-based writers is launching a blog (short for “weblog”). The best bloggers have a deep knowledge base about a niche topic and can develop an audience of readers who visit their blog regularly. While anyone can start a blog, only about 2 percent of bloggers actually earn a living by blogging. It’s tough work (1) becoming an expert in an area that (2) people want to read about regularly and (3) writing about it well enough that they come back often, but it can be done (learn more here).

5. Finding work-at-homes jobs

In addition to checking the websites previously mentioned, here are a few more sites that may help as you search for a work-at-home job: Indeed.com aggregates job listings from newspaper classifieds and other sources; craigslist.com features jobs posted directly by employers; MomCorps.com focuses on jobs that offer flexible working conditions; and TJobs.com lists telecommuting jobs (the site charges a one-time $15 to gain access to complete listings).

6. Conclusion

Working from home has its share of rewards—many of them nonfinancial. For example, a five-second commute is great. But get rid of the mistaken idea that money will roll in while you’re relaxing in your easy chair, eating popcorn and watching reruns. A work-at-home job requires real … work! You’re simply not likely to earn $1,300 a week while working just 15 hours. And for most people, a work-at-home job is going to involve some type of selling. So if you decide to pursue a work-at-home job, be realistic about the effort required, as well as the costs that will be incurred and the potential profit that can be made.

The good news is that it is possible to make money from home if you have the right set of skills and are willing to make a genuine effort. You might not get rich, but you may be able to earn a decent living or supplement your other income.

And perhaps you will better be able to appreciate the lifestyle of those far-away forebears whose workplace and homeplace were the same place.

7. Sell stuff on eBay or Craigslist.

A large subset of our society is earning a full-time income by selling items on Craigslistand Ebay. You can do this by selling your own items, or you can help sell items for other people and take a small commission. Selling on Ebay offers more friction than Craigslist and you’ll need to establish solid reviews before you can begin to move high-ticket items.

However, eBay does provide resources for sellers to help you get acclimated to selling on the platform. Take the time to do your due diligence and research the platform. If you have some solid online marketing skills, you’ll find this much easier than if you’re a complete newbie to the world of digital marketing.

Related: 8 Places to Sell Stuff Fast When You Really Need the Money

8. Trade cryptocurrency.

As the digital world evolves, so does our currency. What seemed like a novelty yesterday will ultimately become the preferred medium for money. In fact, studies show that non-cash payments have gone up 5.3 percent per year between 2012 through 2015 and a Gallop poll found that 10 percent of people claimed to use cash as their preferred payment method in 2016 (down from 19 percent in 2011).

While cryptocurrency is still relatively new, it will ultimately become the standard. Bitcoinand Etherium might be the primary cryptocurrency platforms today, but the US Dollar will eventually become the Digital Dollar by leveraging the blockchain. You can take advantage of the current boom in cryptocurrency by trading it through platforms like eToro and Kraken, amongst many others.

9. Sell your old clothes

Do you have a bunch of old clothes piled up in your closet, under your bed or in a dresser somewhere? If you haven’t worn it in two years, chances are you won’t wear it again. So start pulling it out and turn it into extra cash.

Depending on what you sell and the site you use, you can make some pretty good chunks of cash by getting rid of your old clothes. Even small amounts can start to add up quickly — giving you an extra payment toward your debt or some spending money on your next vacation. And a lot of sites include a free shipping label, which makes the process pretty easy.

Here are some sites that make it super easy to sell your clothes:

  • Poshmark
  • ThredUp
  • eBay
  • Tradesy

10. Become a pet sitter

  • Rover.com is a pet sitting service that offers daytime and overnight jobs. The company states that you can earn more than $1,000 a month working with them. When you sign up to be a sitter, you have to submit photos of yourself and photos of your home, as well as information about your own pets. The company offers 24/7 customer service via phone, email or online chat, as well as pet insurance for every reservation.
  • Care.com also offers pet care. You can choose occasional, part-time or full-time work — and the average hourly pay is $11.25.

11. Freelance write

  • Skyword.com is a great way for established writers to make a good chunk of extra change. When you sign up, you create a profile and add writing samples. Then the folks at Skyword will assign you stories based on your portfolio and online success. Once you start writing for the service, you can make some good money. “Fluffy” peices pay about $25 to $50, while more in-depth articles can pay up to $400 to $500 each.

12. Become a driver

NerdWallet did some research into what drivers of ridesharing companies like Uber, Lyft, or SideCar can make — and it’s a pretty good amount. And in case you’re not familiar with the idea of ridesharing, it’s where anyone can make themselves available on demand via an app as a car for hire to give you a ride.

According to NerdWallet’s analysis of data from SherpaShare — a service that let drivers track income and expenses — an Uber driver can make $50,000 a year if they pick up an average of around 60 fares a week — which is about 20 hours of work.

A full-time driver can make $100,000 a year, according to the Nerd Wallet research.

So if you don’t mind picking up non-sober people on the weekends — which are typically the times with the highest earning potential for drivers — then this could be a great way for you to make some extra cash.

5. Sell services on Fiverr

Fiverr has grown significantly since its inception. Today, it’s a vast marketplace where you can sell just about any service under the sun. This is great if you’re looking to make money online as a digital nomad or even while sitting at home on your laptop while in your pajamas. What, specifically, can you sell on Fiverr? Anything from graphics and design services, to digital marketing, writing and translation services, video and animation services, music and audio, programming and application development, business services and lifestyle services that includes anything from celebrity impressions, to gaming and even astrology readings.

6. Build sales funnels.

Every successful business has an automated sales funnel. Yet, so many businesses are completely unaware of the power of an effective funnel. Sales funnels provide automation in the sales process. They help you build a relationship with your audience and develop a bond with the consumer. There are plenty of tools you can use to build a sales funnel, but the world’s most successful businesses often create custom-coded funnels.

Expert sales funnels often start with a free offer, also called the lead magnet. By delivering value in the lead magnet, you’re creating trust with the consumer. In the next step, you’d usually find what’s called a self-liquidating offer or a trip wire. These are insatiable deals that are hard to pass up, often for $7 to $47. The front-end offer is usually found beyond that along with one-time offers to help boost the lifetime value of the customer and the average cart value.

While there are considerable technique details when it comes to sales funnels, understanding them today, right now, could set you up for a higher degree of online marketing prowess. It’ll also help you scale your business by optimizing a conversion rate, then simply expanding your ad spend.