Almost everyone uses Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest these days, but did you know that many companies will pay people to help them manage their social media accounts — sometimes even part-time from home? To find social media jobs, you can start by contacting businesses with a social media presence and scanning sites like Upwork.com for opportunities.
So essentially we don’t do any of the tedious work the retailers normally do, yet we still get paid. Nice right. However, most beginners looking to make money online start with affiliate marketing. This is not a bad thing of course, but it’s a terrible thing when they are not taught how to correctly achieve the results they so desire. This is what leads to many people failing at making money online.
Remember my earlier post about breakfast burritos? Making meals in advance is a great way to save money for yourself – but you can often prepare these for others as well and sell them for a markup. Prepare eight casseroles, for example, then sell six of them to cover your costs, and you’ve got two free dinners for your family (and maybe a bit more). You can grow this by taking orders from others and finding out what they like.
For many of you out there reading this article, the term PPD will be brand new! Let me explain it to you in detail. PPD stands for ‘Pay Per Download’. Basically, a PPD service allows you to upload a file of yours to their system. For each user that downloads that file from them, the user has to fill up a survey or complete a task. In this way, after completing the task, for each download that a use makes, you, the publisher will get paid!
Great post Lynn. So often people try to make earning money online more complex than it has to be. There was a time when I learned from a 'guru' exactly what I had to do to make money, and I couldn't help thinking it was exactly the same thing that I had been told so many years earlier (and exactly what you have listed here). I'd just thought that it wasn't complex enough to work, and how wrong I was. Simplicity and consistency is the key.

I recently stumbled on this, and it’s very interesting. On websites like Amazon, and Flipkart there is an option which allows users to ask questions. I have noticed that people who have not bought the product also answer it. Apart from this, even if you haven’t bought a product, you can review them if you have personally used it. This opens a new market for those who can participate in this activity. Companies would usually send them the product; they can try it for some time and then share their review.


It’s easy for some ‘Guru’ to say, you must learn how to make money online and then apply it to be successful. With the amount of misleading information available online these days, the vastly popular trending short courses which offer no value (Confusing the reader even more) and the shear amount of dangerous scams online, its very rare to strike it lucky on your first attempt, perhaps even impossible.
Freelancing is the next best thing to being paid more for your full-time work, because professional work always pays more than unskilled. To find opportunities, let former colleagues or other personal connections that you’re available for freelance gigs. (Here are some ideas on how LinkedIn could be useful for that.) Or, post on marketplaces particular to your field. For instance, Mediabistro, a journalism site, allows freelancers to post profiles of their experience and services. Though these are more up to chance, designers can bid on jobs at 99Designs.com or submit a design at Threadless, to see if it will be crowdfunded. Elance-Odesk also lists many freelance opportunities, and you can also post your own services on Fiverr, although some freelancers say these services create a race to the bottom on fees and so are not very lucrative. If you're new to freelancing, here's how to set your rates, and here's how to negotiate raises with clients.

If you love baking and are able to keep your hand out of the proverbial cookie jar, making gourmet cookies is a great side hustle with plenty of long-term potential. Start by learning how to execute unique and tasty gourmet cookie recipes, then seal the deal by creating or purchasing professional-looking packaging. Sell your cookies online or to people in your local community.


If you’re one of those people who can’t help but flip through bridal magazines and think about various wedding arrangements in your daydreams, wedding planning might be the perfect thing for you. A great way to get started is to develop a website or blog on the topic, get to know people online, and promote your services at local wedding venues and throughout the community.
First off, I’m a blogger so it seems wrong not to mention it, but more importantly, it’s a legitimate way to make money. It’s quite possibly the least straight-forward way on this list, but it’s very doable and it’s also quite possibly the funnest way on this list. I love blogging and I know hundreds of bloggers who feel the same. So let’s talk about making money blogging and what it really means.
BigSpot.com is an easy way to earn some money on the spot by reviewing products. If you have a car, let people rent it or sign up as an Uber Driver in your free time. Vancouver is pretty busy and one of Canada's largest cities, so no doubt there will be quite a bit of Uber users. Task Rabbit is another way: depending on your location, it sends you on a lot of tasks (for example, Walmart sends you to take photos of their products, etc.) Fiverr gives you five bucks for doing certain tasks: like, writing a love letter, or attempting to eat wasabi. Field Agent pays you to check prices.
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