With all the get rich quick, recruiting schemes and many other types of online scams out there you may find it quite challenging to find any truly easy & legit ways to make money online and do this from the comfort of your home.
Being in the online marketing industry for over 5 years now I have learned quite a bit about the industry and I can spot a scam from a mile away.
In today’s blog post I’ll be sharing 5 of the easiest ways for you to earn money online working from home as well as my top recommended companies for each one of the things I’m about to list below.
If you’re sick and tired of being burned by the next online guru out there that promises to make you a millionaire overnight, then you’ll definitely want to stick around as I’ll be sharing some crucial information with you guys today.
Without further ado, I’ll be getting right into things here!!
The Internet Has Totally Revolutionalized The Way We Earn Money
The internet has made a lot of things easier. Probably one of the best things about it is that it makes it possible to make money working from home.
For a long time, people have been skeptical about internet jobs, thanks to the increasing numbers of scammers out there.
Relationships are built on trust and that includes work relationships.
It, therefore, is not easy to work with or for someone that you cannot see face-to-face. However, great platforms and sites have been created to reduce the scamming rate and have legitimate internet jobs available for people.
This article brings to you 5 easy (but honest) ways to help you make money.
1) Transcription Jobs
Transcription involves converting speech to text. The speech may be live or recorded.
A transcriptionist (one who transcribes), listens to an audio and types what they hear.
In most cases, the recording is an interview between a researcher and their subjects, a journalist and their interviewee or a court proceeding.
A good transcriptionist should have great typing and listening skills.
Transcribing jobs sound easy, but they require a lot of work.
A recording may be one hour long, yet take you ages to complete. The degree of difficulty depends on the number of speakers, audio clarity, accents and the speed of the speech.
If there are many speakers talking fast (and in some unfortunate cases talking at the same time), you will have a long day. Not to discourage you, though, transcription can be lucrative.
The amount you can make as a transcriptionist depends on a lot of things like your effort, how much you charge, typing speed and listening skills.
Before you begin, do a little reading to learn about transcription basics. Back to the earning issue, you can expect to earn $200 to $1500 (or more) per month.
The following sites are among the best to find transcription jobs:
All you need to do is visit their sites, see if you meet the requirements, sign up and in most cases, take a test.
2) Translating Jobs
It is about time you earned some money for being bilingual, right? As long as you are confident and fluent in the languages in question, you can easily find jobs online.
You have the option of working as a freelancer or getting hired by a company to translate from home. The best thing about working as a freelancer is the flexibility, which may be needed for stay-at-home-moms or people with a day job.
To be a great translator, there are skills that you must possess or learn.
You should have impeccable writing skills, reading and comprehension skills, cultural knowledge in the two languages and obviously typing skills.
If you are not very good at a language, do not try to translate it. Be very sure of your fluency in the two languages.
Your language combination is the primary determining factor of how much you can earn as a translator.
For example, if your combination is very common, like English/French or English/Spanish, competition may be high hence a lower income.
However, do not be discouraged because if the combination is common, then jobs might be more.
You will just have to work your way and become a sought-after translator. In the USA, the average salary for translators is $60,000 per year.
The following are the top sites to find freelance translating jobs:
3) Online Surveys
Whoever said your opinion does not matter might have lied. It matters if it can bring in some money.
Taking surveys online is one of the easiest ways to make money even for busy people.
You can click buttons as you chase your toddler around the house or run errands.
Survey jobs are also easy to find because, depending on your profile, you cannot fail to find at least one survey per month.
One good thing about survey jobs is that you do need any special skills. Mostly, you are required to answer a few questions honestly about your daily life and the products you use.
Sometimes you will be required to write a short report.
Survey jobs may not pay extremely well, but you will be surprised how much you can make. To maximize your income, sign up on as many sites as possible and do a great job each time.
I personally earn close to $100 per month from completing surveys alone and offering my opinion on things that I do on a daily basis so why not get paid for it?
Broken down this comes out to $3.50 a day to click a few buttons and answer questions.
Not bad if you ask me, wouldn’t you guys agree?
While I know this doesn’t seem like much, trust me it adds up over time and it only takes up less than an hour of my time each day.
Keep visiting the sites to look for available jobs and appear active. On average, you can make $0.50 to $5 per survey.
These all great survey sites to get started with as they all pay pretty decent and as long as you’re honest and truthful with your answers.
4) Freelance Writing
If you have writing skills that you want to put to use, make sure you get paid for it. Freelance online writing is becoming more common by the day, with people earning a living from it.
You need to have strong grammar and research skills to excel in the field.
The amount of money you earn as a writer depends on how much you charge, your niche, what you write and your skills.
Clients tend to look for the top-rated writers.
Do your best to climb up the ladder.
Some of the best freelance writing platforms include:
5) Virtual Assistant
There are many people that would love to have personal assistants but cannot afford to employ one in a permanent position.
They, therefore, opt to hire virtual assistants to help them with a few tasks.
The tasks usually include planning events, replying email, making calls and other tasks that can be done via phone or email.
A good virtual assistant should have great communication skills, be a good time manager, able to work under minimum supervision and reliable.
Your income as a virtual assistant depends solely on you—how much you charge.
You can start by charging $10 an hour as a newbie and keep increasing it as you become better.
Here are the most common sites for virtual assistant jobs:
Making money from home is no longer difficult. The internet has made it possible for people to find jobs and services easily.
Transcription, translating and writing jobs are probably the most lucrative online jobs.
Depending on how much work you put in, you can make enough to quit your day job.
Being a virtual assistant can also bring in a decent income.
Online surveys pose a very easy way to make a little pocket money.
Try your hand at any of the above and see which one works best for you.
My Closing Thoughts
If you’re in search of easy and in some cases fun ways to make money online working from home then I think that this list should be quite sufficient and keep you busy for quick some time.
If you were to apply to only 2 or 3 of these of these opportunities you could very well earn enough money to quit your job and go full time in the online world earning a living doing something that you love.
However, if none of these jobs interest you and you’re wondering if there is still hope for you and what I would recommend as a viable alternative?
Well, I have great news for you today!!
It’s not too late for you my friend!!
Out of all the ways that I’ve mentioned above, I personally would rather learn how to build an affiliate marketing business based on a hobby or interest of mine and learn how to drive traffic to it that will generate revenue.
One of the best places to learn how this works and get everything up and running is Wealthy Affiliate.
Not only do they provide you with the tools and training to get started, they also let you try out everything they have to offer before handing over your credit card details with their Free Starter Membership.
This is the place that taught me how to build a very successful affiliate marketing business and I would recommend you check them out if this sounds like something that interests you.
Other than that, I really hope today’s blog post has opened your eyes and helped you find 5 easy, fun, and legit ways to make money online working from home.
Comments, Questions, or something you would like to add to this list?
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