There are many different and varied ways of earning money whilst online, and if all used suitably and correctly you could easily make a living just working at home using the Internet. With some of the online jobs, perseverance will be the key: don’t just give up after a few days of answering paid surveys when you get frustrated seeing your account balance still sitting empty. Simply put, these methods of earning money online are guaranteed to work, but you must be a patient person. Don’t expect instant results, and don’t simply expect to sit back and watch the money roll in; nothing in life is this simple, you have to put a lot of work into things before you start to see any positive developments.
One of the first things you should do is to join a free paid survey website. There are several well-known paid survey sites that are completely free to join and use, and upon entering some simple questions on their website you should start getting emailed surveys, usually around 3 or 4 times a week. Complete these surveys and eventually your account balance will get updated (this isn’t instant, so don’t panic when you appear to have earned no money as usually it takes a week or so to be included in your earnings). A paid survey completed will earn you around £4 from about 30 minutes work. If you complete around 4 in a week, then this is £16 a week from paid surveys. Obviously not a large amount, but if you were to join a second, or a third paid survey site, then you could be doubling or tripling your earnings. Potentially you could be earning £48 a week from about 4- or 5-hours work. This is a payout rate of about £9 an hour which isn’t too bad. Any of the surveys completed are usually multiple choice, and are very simple to complete. Sometimes they are even enjoyable, involving watching clips from the latest movie trailers and giving relevant feedback.
Another simple but effective little earner is writing product reviews online. There are a few sites that pay people to write online product reviews, and I really recommend that you join each of these paid to review sites. They are completely free to join and use and you can usually earn around 3 or £4 per review written. If the review is of a very good quality, you might also receive part of a prize fund at the end of the month, which is usually around £10 extra per review written.
After joining a free paid review website, you should decide on a product to review. There are thousands of products listed on the website, including various items such as foodstuffs, toiletries, computer games, DVD players, websites, restaurants, etc. When you have decided and located a product to review, write the review and post it on the website. You earn money every time another user reads and then rates one of your reviews – so make sure you read and rate lots of other members’ reviews in the hope that they return the favor. I’ve estimated that you can earn around £4 per hour on a paid to review website, you could spend around 30-40minutes writing a top review and then 25 minutes or so reading and rating other members’ reviews. The best thing about the paid review websites is that they are very similar, and they allow reviews posted on one website to be posted on the next. So if you write a review on one site, you can copy and paste it on to the next, doubling your earnings. Therefore, I think you could probably earn on average around £6 per hour at a paid review website.
Another of the ways to earn money online is by using a cashback website. Usually with a cashback website the only way to earn money is by spending money: you get cash back every time you make a transaction online. However, you can earn money just joining free websites, all you have to do is complete some forms online to sign up to the free sites. I recommend creating a new free email account, as you will receive quite a lot of junk emails from joining these sites. There is around £30 to earn from free to join websites, and although this won’t take you long to get through there are easily another 5 or 6 cashback websites you can use, and can do exactly the same thing with. This could earn you around £15 per hour, although it won’t last forever.
Cashback websites also have another section, usually called the “recurring points” part of the site. This is where you can click links and advertisements to other websites and earn money for doing so. You usually earn around 8pence per link clicked, and in a few minutes, you can click all the links (usually around 10 links). Some links can be clicked more than once per day, so usually you can earn around £1.50 at each cashback website in about 5 minutes. Say you join 5 cashback websites; this could earn you £7.50 in half an hour, every day. Not bad for simply clicking a few websites links every day.
Paid forum posting is another way of earning money online. Some website owners are willing to pay people to post messages in specific online forums; this is because it allows them to advertise their own personal website in the signature part of your username. Every time you make a post on a forum (if allowed) your signature usually follows you. This is a free piece of space that you can use to write something or advertise a website link. It is a very valuable piece of space that can be used for free advertising, and so the more posts that you can submit then the freer advertising is available. It can also help the website owner when it comes to the search engine rankings, giving that website hundreds more backlinks. Paid forum posting usually pays around 10pence per post submitted, and so with 100 posts you can earn £10. This can easily be achieved in 1 or 2 hours, thus earning a rate of £5 per hour spent doing paid forum posting.
Working online doing data entry jobs is another way to earn money online, though it is often very hard finding legitimate data input jobs on the Internet. Most of them are scams, and will try and charge you just for joining, or the information about joining. Never pay for any kind of job seen online. Usually, you can find simple data entry jobs at webmaster forums, as some people don’t have the time or can’t be bothered to do simple but boring data entry. You should expect to earn around £6 per hour spent entering data, but this really depends on the job that you find as it really depends on the employer.
Usually most of the data entry jobs found on web forums will only last an hour or two, so they aren’t the most reliable form of income though you can normally find several data input jobs advertised on website-owner forums.
Mystery shopping isn’t strictly a job which you can do directly from your computer, though you will need to find and apply for a mystery shopping position using the Internet. Mystery shopping will involve going to a shop or premise with a view of purchasing an item or service, and then going away and reviewing the whole experience. You need to report back to your employer with your findings, and on doing so you can expect to earn around £15 for your troubles. This works out at around £7 an hour, although with Mystery Shopping it is hard to do it constantly and regularly. Don’t expect regular mystery shopping opportunities, you might be lucky enough to be invited once a week or less.
Online betting is another method of earning money online, but this way doesn’t involve any risks or gambles. Arbitrage is a way of betting so that you back all possible outcomes of an event, and will always end up with a profit from doing so. It involves scanning through odds at online bookmakers, and when you find odds that are higher at the bookmaker than at an exchange, then you have found yourself an arb. This is the most time-consuming part of the job, and thankfully there are free forums that can be used where by people will post arbs for others to use. Arcing also involves betting large amount of money; the more you can afford to bet, the more profit you can expect. To earn any kind of decent money from arcing then you need a few thousand pounds spare which you are free to invest for the period that you are arcing. An example of an arb could be odds on Man Utd to win at 2.5 at Ladbrokes, and odds to lay Man Utd to win at 2.3 at Betfair (an exchange). If you place £1000 on Man Utd to win at Ladbrokes and you lay this at Betfair with £1000, if Man Utd win you have £1500 profit at Ladbrokes and a loss of £1300 at Betfair. This is an overall profit of £200 just from one arb found, which is very good going from just a few minutes work. Unfortunately, arbs like this don’t come along very often, and when they do, they don’t last long. You can expect to earn around £5 per hour spent arcing, but this depends on the number of arbs you are able to discover.
The final method of earning money online that we will discuss here is by advertising on free webspace. Anyone can join the Blogger website for free, and can post information on to their own blog. Then they can apply for the Google AdSense program directly on the website, and so they can start earning money just from adverts placed on their free blog site. If you are able to upload interesting, unique web content and manage to get regular traffic to your website then you can expect to earn around £5 or £10 a day from your free website, which isn’t bad going for minimal effort. Obviously, the hardest part of this is managing to get people to come to your website, and tempting them into clicking the Google adverts. However, if you do manage all of this, you can expect to be earning at least £5 a day from adverts placed on your website.
Overall, there is a lot of free money available to earn using the Internet. Even from the paid review website you could be earning around £5 an hour and this is just one way to earn money online. You can also be earning around £50 a week from paid survey sites, and then around £40 a week from cashback websites recurring clicks. Then you could be earning about £50 a week from paid forum posting, and then about £30 a week from online data entry jobs. Then there’s the online arcing, which can earn you an endless amount of money. Anyone can easily be earning £150 a week from arcing. Then on top of this you can be earning money from your free webspace, which could be around £70 a week. This is a grand total of around £400 a week, which is an excellent amount of money considering the little effort required working online from home.