The Internet has completely revolutionized how we do a lot of things, including how we work and make money! Today, with just a computer and an active Internet connection, you can carve out a living from the comfort of your own home or while on a beach vacation (that’s the dream, right?!).
If you have read any of the article son this website, you know that it is possible to generate some extra revenue online, but you also have to make sure you don’t fall for any of the scams.
Below are 3 flexible (and legit) jobs that allow you to work from home
Every day, millions of curious people from all over the world go online to find answers to various questions. Websites like Just Answer, ChaCha and KGB Answers provide a platform where people ask questions and get answered by experts.
If you are an expert in a certain field, or you possess a wealth of information on various topics, or even if you are just really good at researching, then you can get paid to answer questions! Although pay-per-answer varies among different websites, you can expect to earn between 1 and 20 cents. As you answer more questions and get a better rating, you can expect to earn more.
If you have great advertising or selling skills, you can earn some decent money promoting other people’s products. Even large e-commerce websites like Amazon rely on affiliates to sell their products and services. As a product promoter, you will pitch the products on your blog or social media pages and earn a commission from every successful sale you make. The more sales you make, the more you earn.
Amazon – even though its commission rate only gets to a high of 25 percent– is by far the best site to work for because it has millions of quality products to choose from. On the other hand, ClickBank is known for products that are low in quality and cheap in price, and an affiliate commission rate that can be as high as 75 percent. ClickBank products are typically easier to sell because of their lower prices, and you can always try out a product before deciding whether to promote it or not. Both sites are free to join as an affiliate.
Microgigs are also a perfect and fun way to use your professional and creative skills to make some additional income online. Depending on your skills, you can get paid to do pretty much anything, from editing photos to writing a greeting for a gift card. Online marketplaces like Fiverr.com and Zaarly.com are good places to start making at least $5 a gig.
Amazon Mechanical Turk, or MTurk.com, is also another awesome marketplace for people who love microgigs. With a listing of over 200,000 tasks at any given time, you can expect to earn good money as long as you are good at what you do. MTurk.com issues payment via Amazon Payments an online payments processor.
Perhaps the only downside of such marketplaces is that they attract a huge number of freelancers from developing nations, so pay is low and competitions for tasks can be fierce.
These are some of the different ways to make money online. Remember, sometimes it takes time to sharpen your skills and use them to earn a living off the web.