How to Make Money Legally Online

In this article you are going to learn how to make money legally with online business ideas. You’ve probably heard tons of stories about scammers sending phoney emails asking for sensitive business & finance information such as your online banking information. These scammers will copy your financial institution’s website making it look legit, then they’ll usually say your bank account has been compromised and you need to login to your account to make sure everything is alright. Once you login the scammer will have access to your login information and then they’ll empty your bank account.

Because of phishing scams, like I’ve described a lot of people think that’s the only way people are making money on the internet however that’s all you here on the news is the bad stuff because the news on TV always reports on the pain and suffering in the world. It’s rare that the news media reports on the good things happening out there such as how to make money legally on the internet.

This good news is you can legitimately make money online so let’s take a look at the ways you can make money online starting with the 7 ways I’ve made money online

7 Ways of Making Money on the Internet

There are literally hundreds of different ways of making money online however I am going to show you 7 ways of how to make money legally that I’ve personally used in my work at home business.

1. Affiliate Programs

Using affiliate programs to make money on the internet is how I got started in 2001. In case you don’t know an affiliate program is usually managed by a third party tracking company and you get paid a commission when you sell other people’s stuff.

The really cool thing about using affiliate programs to make money on the internet is you can sell stuff from very well known stores such as Target, WalMart, American Express and tons of other everyday stores and services you’ve either shopped at or have in your wallet.

2. Creating Information Products

Creating information product “how-to guides” requires more work to get set up but provides a huge sense of accomplishment and pride. We all have hobbies and areas of expertise and what we’re passionate about or a good at can be used to create an eBook or how-to video.

If you want to test the waters and sell other people’s information products you can go have a look at the ClickBank Marketplace. Yes! You can earn affiliate commissions at Click Bank selling other people’s information products

3. Membership Subscription Websites or Blogs

Creating a recurring fee membership subscription website is basically the same thing as selling a one time information product however the difference being that you need to set-up membership management software to handle recurring billing.

4. Offer Your Skills or Services

Perhaps you’ve been laid off work or you are sick and tired of working for somebody else, you make money on the internet by offering your skills as a private contractor.

5. Help Local Business Get Online

You can also make money using the internet by helping companies in your neighbourhood get online. Before you try helping other companies build their online presence, I’d recommend you get some level of success under your belt first through affiliate programs or selling information products either through ClickBank or your own.

6. Sell Stuff on Free Classified Ad Websites

If you’re strapped for cash and need money fast then selling unused items from around your home on Craigslist is an excellent to make money on the internet. Let’s face it, we all have junk we don’t use so why not start your venture of making money on the internet by clearing your clutter and use that money for the minimal investment you’ll need to make because you will have to get a domain name and website hosting – The total cost to get started is typically $10 / year for a domain name and about $120 / year or $10 / month for website hosting.

7. Online Surveys for Money

There are companies that will pay for you to complete online surveys for market research. Basically they want to know your age, income and where you live to find out about your shopping habits so for completing online surveys for money the information you complete is then sold to advertisers and in return the research survey company pays you a portion of what they get from the advertisers.

Making money on the internet is a wonderful way to survive in any economy however the huge plus of making money using the internet is it can be done anywhere in the world that has an internet connection and a computer, in fact I’ve been seen lounging on the beach with my laptop. Yeah! There’s no better life then making money on the internet!

If you’ve got any questions about how to make money legally online go ahead and submit your questions and comments below and I’ll be happy to help you get started.

Comments

  1. i was acually looking to find out if u had to get a permit to sell stuff over the internet. does anybody know anything about that? I make some really sweet candies and I was thinking that maybe I could package and sell them for pretty cheap. I’m also gonna start my own website and such if I can. So, how old do I have to be and do I need to have a permit? 🙂

  2. Pamela Reimer says:

    Hi ,
    I have been wanting to do affiliate programs online through my site for a long time now and have taken some steps such as my product choices and affiliate code but that’s it. I know I need to make a sales page but then I’m not sure what to do after that? Who is the third party? Do I need to get this? How would I do this? Your knowledge is surely appreciated!
    Thank you.

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