Eleven Legitimate Ways To Make Money Online

Posted on Nov 25 2016 - 8:02pm by Markell


Since we moved into our fifth wheel, our only income has been my online income. (okay, okay, and a loan or two from the bank of mom. Thanks, mom 🙂 ) I am trying hard to create a career from home, but as anyone who has created a career online knows, it’s tough going. I’ve been working on this blog for a few years, and it’s just finally to the point where I can make money from it consistently. I have a few other sources of income, and I wanted to share them with you. 

1. MLM. I know that these are often given a bad name, but I am a huge believer in their power to create real at home businesses. I personally am a Beachbody coach, and I love it. It’s one of my most consistent money makers, and it is really fulfilling to help people with their health & fitness goals. If you’re interested in learning more about that, feel free to add me on Facebook or email me at corp8292 at gmail dot com.

2. Appen. This company does crowdsourcing projects for other companies and any other project that needs market input or has small, tedious tasks. Sometimes I get put on projects that have steady hours, sometimes I’m doing “per task” projects that are as needed and don’t pay very well. I often do these when I’m watching a TV show or other things like that. 

3. SAT grading  I work part time for ETS grading SAT essays. This wouldn’t be bad if I were able to get more hours. As of right now, the hours are limited. The pay is decent, and although it’s tedious (reading essays from the same prompt for 4 or 8 hours), it’s good work and I kind of enjoy it. 

4. Personal Assistant. Two different times in the last 4 years I have worked as a digital assistant. Once was for a blogger, and I am currently working for an author. I knew both of these people personally, so I can’t give much advice on how to find these kinds of positions, but they ARE out there!  

5. Affiliate Programs. I am an affiliate for Amazon right now. I used to be an affiliate for a bunch of companies, but currently I am only doing Amazon. It’s kind of cool. If you click this link –> http://amzn.to/2gqctJT –> And order anything in the next 24 hours, I get a small commission for it. <<So go ahead.. click it.. You know you want to>>. This doesn’t add up to much most of the time, but it can be a decent amount during Black Friday sales and things like that. 

6. Mturk. This is similar to Appen, but it’s by Amazon. Sometimes I do transcription, sometimes it’s copying text, things like that. This does NOT pay well. At all. But it’s something if I do if I don’t have any other ways to make money.  

7. Text Broker. I’ll admit, I haven’t done this in a few years. But when I did it, I was able to make a few hundred dollars a month writing articles. 

8. Mystery Shopping. There are a couple different companies that do mystery shopping. This doesn’t usually pay very well, but it’s kind of fun and you get a little spending cash. 

The rest of this list are online jobs that I personally haven’t done, but I know people who have. 

9. Rev.com This is a transcription service. I applied for this but was denied. I’m not sure why. But I do know a few people who have gotten on, and are able to make a few hundred dollars a month from it. 

10. Lion’s Bridge This company is similar to Appen. In fact, I don’t think you can work for both of them, which is why I haven’t applied here. 

11. Fulfilled by Amazon. This one is kind of cool, and I plan on pursing it around tax return time. The way this works is you buy things on clearance, send it to Amazon’s holding centers, and when they sell, you get paid for it. Sort of like selling on eBay, but through Amazon. There are all sorts of books and tools that make this easier, but I don’t know all the details yet. I’ll be doing a few posts about this after I get all set up to do it in the spring!  

Making money online is not easy by any means, but there ARE legitimate ways to do so. I heard once that it’s easier to make $100 ten times online than it is to make $1000 one time. So keep that in mind if you’re trying to make a significant income from home! 


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