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Making money is not as easy as planting a money tree in your garden and waiting for it to flower, but there are ways to make a living, which are simple if you know how. These techniques will not make you a millionaire, but they will help you work from home to pay your bills. Working for yourself means you are only limited by your enthusiasm. Although it helps to have business know how, all you really need is the desire to make money online. If you use some of the methods listed here, you will make a side income, but if you organise your time and use all of these methods you will make a comfortable income in no time at all.
Three Strange Ways to Make Money Online
People think they need to have a website and thousands of visitors in order to make money by selling products to people. When you sign up as an affiliate to something like ‘ClickBank’ or ‘Commission Junction’, you can sell anything you want from thousands of retailers. The way it works is simple and it you can be selling in a matter of minutes. When you see something you would like to sell or something that has great commissions, you click a button to create your unique link and any sales produced from your link will generate commission for you. All you need to do is to get the link in front of the right people, which is simpler than you think.
For example, if you can get a link for the sale of an anti-virus software product, all you need to do is search in Google for something like ‘forum questions what is the best anti-virus’. Then visit as many forums as you can and post a comment and your link in response to anyone who is looking for a good anti-virus program. The possibilities are endless and you can really enjoy yourself interacting on forums that are related to subjects you like. A word of advice, use a URL shortening service when posting your links so that people do not realise you are trying to make some money.
Writing about Anything
The demand for competent writers who can produce blogs and content for websites is increasing every day. There are literally hundreds of thousands of new websites created every day and they all need someone to write the text to populate their pages. If you do not want to work for someone else, you can set up your own blog through Google’s ‘Blogger’ and you can make money by writing regularly and earning commission from Google AdSense. Writing is a great way to make money from a subject you enjoy. Most people are surprised by how much specialist knowledge they have without being a recognised expert. Even if you have never had formal training, there will be subjects about which you know more than most people.
For example, if you only every read celebrity magazines, you can blog your opinions on the latest celebrity scandal and these stories have a large public appeal. As soon as you place a link on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus, your blog will get many readers. When they visit your blog, Google display ads that are relevant to the visitors and when they click on an advert, you will make money. It really is that simple and there is nothing stopping you from creating many blogs on different subjects. In a very short space of time you can create a reasonably sized following and make a good income. With commitment and constant posting and sharing, you can become a full time writer with a good source of income.
Encouraging Sign Ups
This is a great way to make money without actually selling any products. Websites need visitors and people to receive their emails and marketing. Some visitors and subscribers are so valuable to websites that the sites actually pay a commission to members for recommending a friend. Everything from insurance companies and banks, through to employment and poker websites, they all need a constant supply of people to market their businesses to on a daily basis. Some signups require the new person to verify they are an adult and that they are real people when they sign up, which is generally acceptable to people anyway.
The most popular way to verify details is by a credit or debit card and people are so used to doing this online, it is no longer a problem. An insurance company may require someone to have a quote on their car insurance and this will usually be enough to verify they are real referrals. In the same way as you market affiliate links, you can search forums for people who are interested in car insurance, new bank accounts or playing poker and you can post your recommendation comment and sign up link to start earning money immediately. Poker sites have some of the best commissions around and they are a very popular way to make money online.
The beauty of the poker system is that many people can learn how to play poker for free which means there is no need to do any selling.