Wednesday, January 23, 2013

5 Legit Ways an Average Person can Earn Money on the Internet

Nowadays, you do not have to be a computer expert to make money online. You do not need to build your website from nothing or be a business magnate to invest in success. As long as you have creativity, skills or business sense you can make money online.

In other words, you have to realize that the World Wide Web is just like the real world. The opportunities are the same, but instead of finding customers in your area, you are able communicate your great ideas to people everywhere.

So why not get started today?

1. Leasing your skills

Create an Odesk account and lease your skills to online employers. Odesk is an online jobs website where people are hiring for virtual assistants, article writers, researchers, among all kinds of other work that many people are capable of doing. If you can provide high quality services you have a big chance to succeed on Odesk.

2. Selling Stock Photography

The demand for stock photos, vectors, and illustrations has gone through the roof because of the Internet. Due to the increasing number of commercial and media outlets, there is an tremendous need for read-made images that are licensable for use.

A lot of bloggers, companies, webmasters, and individuals are looking for new images to use in their content that may attract users or add value to their products and services. This provides an opportunity to make extra money with your photo stocks. If you are a photographer, you can turn your stock images into a source of income. Whether you are a professional or hobbyist, you should consider selling stock photos online.

3. Selling on Craigslist

Craigslist is a great place to advertise any type of business. It is also a great avenue for anyone to make money online. All you have to do is figure out what to look for and determine the price of what you are selling or buying. You can even start out without financial investment. You can sell some of your unused household items that are in good condition. Some people even make money on Craigslist by offering scrap or removal service. There are many people who will let you come to their house to give you some stuff that they do not want anymore.

4. Writing Articles on Squidoo

It is a site where you can write articles and insert ads in your page, usually ads to sites like or When visitors read your posts, click on the ad and buy something you will get a commission.  There is no cost to start out and if you have available time then you can write a few articles every day.

5. Translating Documents

There is generally a high demand for bilinguals. If you fluently speak a foreign language, you can make money out of it. You can find clients from classified ads and freelancing sites who may need to translate files and documents from one language to another. Although many translating work requires experience, some websites provide training for translators. Document translation usually involves translating advertisements, pamphlets, brochures, etc. There is a wide-range of subjects including medicine, business, finance, government, law, IT, engineering etc.