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FREELANCING / APR. 24, 2014
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How to Make Extra Money Online

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Making extra money online can be a simple process if you know where to look for the right legitimate opportunities. So many people who could be making money online get frustrated because they’ve continually run into scams. This article discusses some ways how to make extra money online.

Professional Jobs for Online Consultants

There are a variety of jobs available online for professionals in the following fields: Administrative, Writing, Marketing and Technology. Some companies prefer to have these positions filled by in-house employees. However, there are many opportunities for work-from-home employees to occupy these positions. Other employers are even allowing their employees to work some hours in the office and some at home. “There are about 36 million home offices set up. In 2009 alone, 24 percent of people who worked for an employer did 80 percent of their work from their own homes.” (Source: Mason Hynes)  

Sykes Home, Blue Zebra and LiveOps are three companies that hire administrative assistants. You can find those and other companies listed here: Administrative Support Jobs. Smart Brief is one company seeking freelancers to condense articles into a few logical sentences. You can find this and other writing jobs online. Companies like eModeration and LiveWorld have positions for content moderators. If you’re looking for a technology job, Buffer and InVision are two companies hiring virtual programmers.    

Administrative & Customer Support

  • Data Entry Clerk
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Proofreader
  • Transcription Job
  • Email Support Representative
  • Remote Customer Support

Freelance Writing Consultant

  • Blogger
  • Article Writer
  • Grant Writer
  • Political Writer
  • Columnist
  • Author

Marketing & PR Consultants

  • Marketing Consultant
  • Advertising Consultant
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Social Media Networker
  • Forum Content Moderator

Technology Consultants

  • SEO Content Consultant
  • Website Design & Development
  • Website Testing & Maintenance

Work From Home Online Jobs

If you don’t have the professional experience to work in one of the fields listed above, there are other work-from-home opportunities that you can make money from. For the three examples listed below, experience is not necessary, but a professional attitude is. If you are going to be a home assembler with Titan Chains, which makes handcrafted stainless steel jewelry, you need to go through an approval process before starting to earn money. They want to make sure you are making quality products. This is not a get rich quick scheme, but a hard working job. Companies like Franklin Foods, General Mills and Adobe offer beta tester jobs. There are a wide variety of direct selling companies you can sign up with, usually for a small fee. This article lists some of the Top Direct Selling Companies.   

  • Beta Tester / Test Products
  • Home Assembler
  • Direct Selling Company

Miscellaneous & Creative Ideas

In addition to professional jobs and work-from-home jobs, there are other creative ideas on how to make money online. You can sign up for free and sell photos on Shutterstock. Enter sweepstakes. Wendy Limauge of Sweeties Sweeps offers a “Free Sweeping 101 Email Course.” You can take surveys with paid consumer and also get paid for your opinion in online focus groups at find focus groups. You can also become a secret shopper

  • Online Surveys
  • Online Focus Groups
  • Secret Shopper
  • Enter Sweepstakes
  • Sell Photos Online

Work smarter not harder. When you know where to look, making extra money online can be the answer that you’ve been searching for. Any type of get rich quick “job” is most likely a scam. Anything worth its salt in value takes hard work. However, if you are diligent and search in the right places, you can make extra money online.

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