Real Ways to Earn Money by Working Online

The Internet isn’t just for checking social media sites, subscribing to YouTube channels, and looking up symptoms of whatever ails a person. The world wide web is just that — a wide variety of resources that entertain, educate, and may even potentially draw in revenue. While some require talent, it’s possible to build, grow, and establish one’s self online.

Writing or Editing

Someone who has strong English skills may offer their services as a writer or editor. Plenty of sites provide writing gigs for people who don’t have college degrees in English. It’s also possible to advertise writing or editing services on Craig’s List or another similar site.

Start a Blog

Any person who has information they want to share with others may start a blog. The person can earn money through the number of clicks he or she receives on the blog. It’s also possible to use an affiliate program to earn money for advertising products.


It’s now possible for people to invest in stocks, commodities, and forex online. Depending on a person’s understanding of how investing works, a person can make money this way. A person may want to try a forex trading demo account to get used to how the market works as well as terminology.


Several sites pay people to shop. A person may opt to mystery shop. This consists of a person actually going to stores, restaurants, or other locations and acting like a regular customer. This individual reports on his or her experience and receives compensation for his or her time. A person may look online for these jobs. It’s also possible to make money using sites like BeFrugal, Ebates, and FatWallet.

Taking Surveys

People can make money online by voicing their opinions. To earn money, a person answers questions on a survey. The surveys vary regarding their subject. Keep in mind, those who want to take surveys should proceed carefully. If a job sounds too good to be true, there’s a good chance it is too good to be true.

Selling Items

Whether a person wants to sell items he or she already has or wants to create crafts and sell, the Internet is an excellent way to advertise what a person is selling. Sites like Etsy specialized in crafts while it’s also possible to create a website and sell items from it. Social media is an excellent way for people to advertise.

Melissa Thompson
Melissa Thompson writes about a wide range of topics, revealing interesting things we didn't know before. She is a freelance USA Today producer, and a Technorati contributor.