With the job economy so tight many people are seeking legitimate ways to earn money online as a second or multiple stream of income. Opportunities abound and its so easy to get caught up in the hype that often its hard to tell where the legitimate opportunities are how to distinguish them from the rest.
Here is a list of ten opportunities that can get you started on your way to having multiple streams of legitimate income. Not all will work for you and there are many more out there. This is just a list to get your started.
If writing is your thing then consider writing and submitting articles on Associated Content. They offer upfront payments as well as page view payments. The more you write, the more you make. Associated Content pays anywhere from $3 to $20 upfront and the page view payments are paid out monthly as long as you reach $1.50 in your account. Occasional contest and calls to content will give you even more opportunities to earn money on this site.
Helium has upgraded over the last several months. Earn recognition for your talent with stars and badges for the great works you are writing. Earn bonuses for having more stars and each title you write to on a monthly basis. Again, the more you write, the more you earn. They also have a Marketplace where you can write to specific titles and if your article is chosen you can earn anywhere from $10 upwards to several hundred dollars.
This is one of my newer finds. Ehow.com offers you an opportunity to share what you know how to do. This is a great “How to” site that allows the author some great creativity in listing out the steps of how to do different things. You can choose from a list of requested “how to’s” or create your own. Watch your money grow daily and as long as you reach $10 in your account you will be paid monthly.
Sometimes your day seems just boring to you. Perhaps you need to vent or just have something you want to ramble about. Consider starting a Blog. Add in some great advertising from Bidvertiser or adbrite and earn some money on those random thoughts that are sprouting from your head. Add in some Clickbank advertising and you will soon be on your way to a steady stream of income. Tip…keep your content fresh and vibrant. Don’t go more than a day or so without adding to your blog. Consider adding in a monthly or quarterly newsletter and get some subscribers. Repeat customers will go far in helping your income here.
Ebay is pretty self explanatory gather your excess junk, treasures, and such and get to work. Set up your site and get to work. If you don’t have a digital camera to take pictures of the items borrow one from a friend and snap some pictures. Upload them and set a price. Be prompt with your delivery service and earn some great feedback and you will be well on your way with this stream of income.
Amazon allows you to set up your own store or sell your extra stuff. Check out the different options and consider this site for earning even more money.
Hire yourself out to Elance. Whether you’re a computer programmer or a writer there is someone out there looking to hire you. Sign up today and be well on your way to working from home and earning a living.
If you work hard at one or more of the above you will have some extra money coming in and help to recession proof your income. You will be building a multiple stream of income and in many cases you will also be earning a residual income from month to month that can build and provide you with even more income. Try one or more of the above today and see what your pay pal or bank account looks like in 6 months.