Make Money With A Topical Article Directory

Have you ever heard of article directories? If you have you’ll know they are stuffed full of articles on all kinds of subjects. They are also available for free so that anyone can download articles to put on their own websites.
So how exactly can you make money with one of these sites? After all if you’re not charging authors to list their content with you and no one is paying for it, there wouldn’t seem to be any actual money in it… would there?

Make Money With A Retail Website

Selling goods online has been the route to success for many a small business that started on the kitchen table. The beauty of this money making idea is that you can start off as small as you like and build up as and when you have the funds to do so.
But don’t you have to have pots of cash to get started and you don’t need to clear out the spare room to make way for all the stock either. Read on to find out how it’s done from scratch.

Make Money With A Local Business Directory

If you like the idea of making some money offline then this idea could be for you. If you have ever needed to call on the services of a local business of any type then you will know how difficult it can be to find someone trustworthy and reliable exactly when you need them.
This is where you come in. If you can create a directory of local businesses to distribute around your local area you can potentially make a lot of money in doing so. And there are several different ways you can go about it.

Make Money Using Expired Domains To Set Up Pay Per Post Blogs

Expired domains can mean big money for you if you know which ones to look for. But there is more than one way to make money from them, and starting a blog is one of the best ones when it comes to attracting traffic and making money from it.
But how do you get started? You’ll be pleased to know it’s fairly easy to get going, and once you’re used to the process you can set up more than one blog to really rake in the cash.

Make Money Taking Photographs And Selling Them As Stock Photos

If you are any good with a camera then there are people out there on the internet who may well be interested in your photos. Provided you know where to go and you know what you need to submit, you could already be sitting on a huge amount of potential revenue.
And there is nothing stopping you from taking even more pictures to suit the needs of the people looking for them, so grab your camera and your computer and get started. Read on to find out more…
If you are often online you’ll probably be aware of the existence of stock photos. These are held by a number of websites which offer them – either for free or for a fee – to anyone else who wants them. And you would be surprised at how many people do want them!

Make Money Stuffing Envelopes In Your Own Home

If the alarm bells started going off when you read that headline, I wouldn’t be surprised. That’s because one of the biggest scams that you’ll see advertised both online and off is to do with envelope stuffing. You’re normally asked to send a fee to get all the details and learn how to do it – and all you get in return is a small booklet or some sheets of paper asking you to offer the same scam to other people.
But this method doesn’t work like that. This method has to do with mail order, and while you will be involved in selling something it’s nothing like a scam at all.

Make Money Selling Your Own Artworks

If you are artistic in any way, there are plenty of opportunities to make money from your talent. The biggest challenge is probably in finding the right way for you that allows your talent to shine and be seen by lots of people.
This can be done online or offline, depending on your preference and also largely whether or not you want to get involved with sending completed orders through the mail.
In any event this blog entry will help you to see just some of the possibilities that exist with this particular avenue of talent, and they might just spur you on to create a whole business around your art.
So, what kind of art are we talking about here? Well you could include photography, but we’re really concentrating on drawing, painting, sculpting, perhaps cartooning… that kind of thing. Not everyone has a talent for this (although there are good books which actually claim to teach you how to be a cartoonist) but if you have there are certainly lots of things you can do to earn money from it.

Make Money Restoring Old Wooden Furniture

Quite often people resort to buying brand new furniture when they could just restore their old items to looking as good as they did some years before. While this doesn’t work with all types of furniture, wooden furniture in particular is ideal for restoring back to its former glory.
Is this something you could do? You bet – because contrary to popular belief you don’t always need to be a joiner or an expert to be able to do this to a good enough standard to offer your skills to other people.

Make Money Rebuilding Expired Domains

Some of the ideas in this blog are built around reaping the benefits from something that already exists instead of building something from scratch. A great example of this is rebuilding expired domains.
There are thousands upon thousands of people who don’t renew their domain names for some reason; either they simply forget or they no longer want to run the site in question. What we’re interested in here is the fact that some of these domains were previously pulling in a lot of traffic for the site concerned, and they therefore make it possible to replicate the previous success of that site by building one of your own.

Make Money Generating Leads for Local Real Estate Agents

Real estate agents are always looking for new properties to sell, but have you ever thought about making some money helping them with this task?
It might sound like an unlikely proposition, but in truth this could lead to a good way of making money. There are plenty of ways that you can find new business for them – all you need to do is find a local agent who is willing to let you show them what you can do.
And that is where this article comes in.

Make Money From Woodworking In Your Own Garage

Do you enjoy making things? If you do and you like the idea of using wood as your medium of choice, then you could make a lot of money by carving out a new career in woodworking.
You don’t need to be able to make detailed sculptures out of a lump of wood either. Practical items will always find an audience and even if the only things you can make with any real expertise are boxes, then you’ll still have a marketable skill to get to grips with.
The great thing is that there are also several ways you can sell your goods. Want to find out more?

Make Money Flipping Expired Domains

You may have heard of this but you might not be quite sure how it works. Can you really make money buying a domain name and then selling it to someone else? You bet you can – in fact some people actually make a living from doing just this!
There are several things you need to remember before you get started, but as long as you know what you’re doing you can start this kind of money making idea on a shoestring budget.
The basics of domain name flipping are simple to understand. You buy a domain name and you then sell it on to someone else at a profit.
But before you rush out and buy all the domain names you can think of, you should know that there are only certain ones that you should be looking at. It stands to reason that the domain names which have popular keywords in them will get more traffic than those which have no popular keywords in them, which is why you need to do some keyword research before you buy anything.

Make Money Doing Odd Jobs For People

There are certain things in life that you just can’t escape from, and one of them is the fact that we all have things that we don’t like doing. More than that, we also have things that we need to do but don’t have the time for, or simply don’t know how to do properly. But we never quite seem to get around to doing anything about it.
So just imagine the potential market there is out there for doing odd jobs for people. No matter what skills you have yourself, you are bound to be able to do things or have skills that other people are willing to pay for.
So, what skills do you have? What kind of odd jobs would you feel comfortable doing for other people?
This is the first step to take when you are thinking about taking on this kind of work. If you can create a list of things you can help with, it will help you to come up with a leaflet that you can deliver in your local area if you really want to go all out and get as many customers as you can.
A lot depends on how much time you have available and what your goals are. Do you want to build up a full time income doing this, or are you happy to treat it as a weekend only job, perhaps popping out and helping people on a Saturday and then taking a day off on the Sunday?
But before you start to advertise locally, think about your warm market first. This is made up of the people you already know. Ask everyone you know if they have any odd jobs that need doing; you can always ask them to spread the word among their own friends and family circle as well, as that may result in you getting a few jobs via word of mouth.
You might like to specialize in a certain area if you have certain skills; for example you may have some experience in helping people fix simple DIY jobs that always tend to get left until last. Alternatively you might enjoy getting out and about and you’re happy to run errands to the shops for people who find it difficult to get out for some reason.
The key to advertising successfully is to highlight the areas that you can be of help with. Rather than saying what you can do (i.e. ‘I can run small errands’) try telling people how selecting you to get their odd jobs done will be of benefit to them (so for example you would say ‘You won’t have to worry about how you are going to get your shopping any more’). This is just an example but you get the idea.
Start small to build up your confidence and ask satisfied clients to write a short reference for you if they are willing, as it will help you get more work in the future.
It’s clear that there are a lot of opportunities here for people who go out and look for them. But before you go looking, don’t forget to leave a comment for us below!

Make Money By Starting A Quality Link Building Service

The key word to success here is quality. You can make a lot of money with this kind of service but you need to be dedicated to providing what people are looking for.
The simple fact is that a website which has more links coming into it will rank more highly with the search engines and be regarded as a more popular site. Many webmasters don’t have the time to create those links themselves, but they are willing to pay someone else to do it for them.
Since these links can also bring in extra streams of traffic, a good link building service can mean a lot of extra business for the webmaster paying for the service – and that leaves an excellent opportunity for you to get in on the action.
Backlinks are highly important in order to be able to promote a website effectively – and the more you have the better.
Some people charge a huge amount for this service and don’t provide anything worth having. But even while these people have given a bad name to this service there is a need for it – and especially a need for people who know what they are doing and can be trusted to provide it. If you can be one of those people, you can be sure that webmasters will pay you a lot of money for your services.
The first step to success here is to decide how you will build links. There are a number of ways you can do this, which enables you to offer specific packages to webmasters if you want to. This could also make you stand out from the competition.
Some of the best ways to create links are to submit articles to article directories, create and distribute press releases, submit websites to website directories, and submit details of the sites to various social networking and bookmarking sites as well. You may decide to specialize in one or more of these, or simply provide all of them for your customers to choose from.
When you get started you could also offer a discount on your services in return for a testimonial from your customers. These can then be displayed on the home page of your website (and a few other pages as well) to encourage more business.
You may also start by offering vastly discounted fees to encourage your first few customers through the door, but make it clear that these are only for a limited time.
You can also practice your link building skills for free initially by using them to drum up more traffic for your own websites and perhaps those of friends and family as well. This will help you to build some confidence in your own skills and develop a blueprint for how you would engage in a link building campaign for a specific client.
Fees can be hard to decide on, but you can always email a few similar services online that have had a good response from other people and see how much they would charge you for a similar service. There’s nothing wrong with getting a few quotes to help you launch your own business!
So long as you really are dedicated to building up a quality business in this area, there is real money to be made – and once you can prove your services work you will start getting floods of customers wanting you to boost their businesses too.
Leave us a comment in the form below and then start thinking about how you could help yourself earn a great income by helping other people first.

Make Money By Parking Expired Domains

So what do you do once you’ve bought a domain name? Build a website around it and hopefully make some money by providing quality content and Adsense ads, right?
Well you can do it that way but you can also buy domains to use for an entirely different reason – and it generally involves a lot less work.
Parking expired domains is a way that you can earn a nice stream of income from doing absolutely nothing. Read on to find out more.
Tons of domain names are expiring every single day, and each one represents an opportunity for you to make money. Provided you know which types of domain to buy in the first place you can soon start generating a significant income from this type of activity.
It stands to reason that the more popular the domain name is, the more traffic it will get. A domain name which contains a hugely popular keyword or words, such as ‘credit cards’ for example, will get loads of traffic – and it is these domains you want to get hold of when they expire.
Get yourself registered with a domain provider who doesn’t charge a fortune for selling domains and which also provides a domain parking service. You’ll need to find a company that also lets you park a large number of domains, because when you get started you’ll want to carry on!
The whole premise of domain name parking is that you don’t build a website around your domain. Parking basically refers to putting a single page up, which is supposed to stay there and earn some money for you while you are building the website that will replace it.
But we’re not interested in building a site. All we need to do is monetize that page and profit from the traffic it will receive. If you’ve chosen your domain name properly – according to the most popular keywords that are searched for every minute of every day online – you will immediately get traffic to your page. You can in essence start profiting from the traffic that the domain name was already pulling in.
So how do you monetize your page?
Most domain providers that have a domain parking service will provide you with the tools you need to monetize your page. Just as you would with Google Adsense, it is important that you closely target the people who are going to find your page through the search engines. So for example if your domain contains the words ‘top credit cards’, you would make your page as attractive as possible to people who are looking for the best credit cards.
By using the best keyword combinations you can find (try using a free keyword tool online – there are plenty of them available) you will be able to choose the best performing keywords for that particular subject. It may take a bit of trial and error to reach the optimum performance but you will learn from that experience and it’s a great feeling watching your earnings from every ad your visitors click on go up and up!
Once you have got one domain parked and bringing in money, you can start searching for others to buy. It’s a good idea to start slowly and buy one or two domains at a time; once you have parked a few and you’ve got the gist of how it works you can start thinking about buying more. Some people end up with hundreds and are raking in cash every day without lifting a finger to do it.
That’s the beauty of making money with this method – it’s totally automated once you’ve done the initial setting up of the domain and the advertising.
Sounds good? Before you rush off to get started, post your comments in the form below. Maybe you can come back and post again to let us know how well you’re doing once you’ve got your first couple of domains parked and earning money for you!

Make Money By Hosting Your Own Fantasy Sports League

Some of the best money making ideas are those which come from something you already love – such as a hobby for example. You stand more chance of making a lot of money from something you enjoy than you do by simply picking something you think will make you money.
Lots of people are into some kind of sport, and you can actually make money from your own favorite sport by creating a fantasy league around it. Some sports will naturally attract more attention than others, but you stand a good chance of doing well whichever one you pick.

Make Money By Generating Online Leads For Companies

All businesses need sales to survive. That holds true whether the business is based online or offline.
This holds an opportunity for you however if you are able to generate leads for other people in return for a payment of some kind. There are lots of ways you could do this, but clearly the biggest market is probably in approaching those businesses that don’t yet have an internet presence. Go local and see what you can find.
But in truth even an online business won’t turn away extra customers if you can send them their way, so it’s worth looking into this in more depth if you want to make some cash by helping out other people.
Now I know what you might be thinking. Why generate leads for people when you can go and sell affiliate products and grab a portion of each sale?

Make Money By Building A Portfolio Of Established Websites

There are lots of ways to build an income from a website, but not all of them involve selling something direct to your customer. It’s also not necessary to build a significant income from one site alone – in fact, there are plenty of people who rake in a lot of money from having built up a range of websites on all kinds of different subjects.
The trick is to create a template that works, and then repeat, repeat, repeat… Read on to find out more about how to do just that.

Make Money By Building A Business In A Virtual World

It seems like many people are obsessed with living a virtual life online these days – and we’re not just talking about spending too much time on the social networking sites here either. We’re talking about living another life as a virtual character on websites such as ‘Second Life’.
While these sites are far from being like reality in many ways, they also come very close to it in other ways. One great example is advertising and business. There are many big name companies who have successfully ‘started’ a business to mimic their own one in these virtual worlds as well, and it is here that you too can build a business that will help you build a real one in the real world too.

Make Money By Branding New Domains For Sale

Branding is an extremely important part of any business process, and this is where you come in with this particular money making idea.
Quite often people have great plans for a website on a certain theme, but making the journey from the idea to the reality is harder than they first think. If someone could only get them started they’d be willing to pay for the service… and that’s the service you are going to provide here.

Make Money By Being A Registrar Reseller

There are plenty of different ways to become an affiliate online, but the first thing that most people think of is e-books. Very few people would consider making a commission from selling domain names, and yet it is one of the quickest and easiest ways to make money.
What’s more it is also a great way to monetize a website or blog if you happen to be promoting items which are already related to domains. As such it’s a great way to bring in another revenue stream if you are already involved with or thinking about some other ways to make money online.
Read on to find out more.

Make Money Building Websites For Cell Phones And Blackberries

Cell phones and Blackberries are big business. Most people have one or the other, and people are always looking to upgrade their cell phone, or maybe get a Blackberry instead.
That means there is a huge market available to you to tap into if you have the right website in place to do it with. While you will need a certain amount of knowledge to be able to do it right, you don’t need anything majorly impressive to stand a chance of making a decent amount of cash from this particular opportunity.
Just remember that above all, people need phones and Blackberries…

Make Money Building Custom WordPress Themes

Blogging is still very popular online, and no matter what you use your own blogging skills for, there are plenty of other people out there who are either starting up their own or wanting to revamp the one they have.
WordPress is one of the most popular blogging platforms there is, but for those people who want to personalize or monetize their blog by using the WordPress platform with their own domain name and hosting, they will be looking for a blog theme that is more in keeping with their topic of choice.
And that’s where you can start making some money.

Make Money Becoming A Web Host Reseller

Web hosting is something we all need if we want to get our own website or blog online, but have you ever thought about selling web hosting to someone else?
The chances are that you haven’t ever considered it because you didn’t even know it was a possibility, but in actual fact it’s one of the easiest ways to make a significant monthly income that keeps on coming. After all, once people have their own web hosting they are unlikely to go elsewhere.
So if you know how to provide a good service at a good price, you could soon be racking up the customers – and the cash – every month.
So how on earth do you become a web host reseller anyway? And what exactly does it involve?

Make Money And Win Prizes By Entering Online Competitions

Most people are focused on making money online, but what about winning it? This is an area where you can really capitalize on the idea of earning a lot of money in a very short amount of time.
And it’s not just cash you can win either. Luxury cars, vacations, computers, free groceries, a year off your mortgage… you name it, you can probably find it online and try and win it.
The secret is to know how to get started in the shortest amount of time possible – and to know where to look…

Make And Sell Hand Made Jewelry

If you enjoy crafts and you have an eye for detail then you could make a nice income for yourself selling hand made items of jewelry.
Most people who sell their jewelry have a style of some kind that they hone over time, and it’s that style that they become known for. This is certainly an area where you should take your time to develop a business, because you will learn more as a result and be rewarded with a better income too.
But if you get it right, this is one business that can make you money both online and off.

How To Make Money Writing Poetry

There are plenty of ways to make money from writing, but poetry is certainly one of the more unlikely ones. After all, most poets struggle to make anything at all, let alone a significant amount of money from their efforts.
But if you think laterally you can actually do quite well from this branch of writing. It may never be a full time career but there are people making a nice second income from penning a few rhymes and poems every now and then.

How To Make Money With YouTube

YouTube is one of those websites that really has taken the internet by storm. So long as you have the right equipment to shoot a home movie (and it isn’t too hard to come by without shelling out loads of cash nowadays) you stand a chance of developing an existing business or starting a new one, purely by signing up to YouTube and putting those movies online.
But that doesn’t explain what kind of videos you should be making. Well relax, because that is what you are about to find out. There is one very good way to make money using this website, you are about to find out what it is.

How To Make Money With Website Directories

Of all the different ways there are to make money online, this is probably one of the more unusual. It’s certainly not the first one to come to mind… and yet when you think of where you could end up by giving it a go (does the name Yahoo sound familiar?) you can see why it’s worth at least considering the idea.
What’s more, you can choose your focus so that it appeals to everyone online or just a specific topic area. If you choose the second option you could end up building a whole empire of websites over time.
So what is a website directory anyway? Simply put it’s a website which lists other websites. But of course it’s a little more than that. By putting them into specific categories everyone visiting your site will be able to find what they need quickly and easily.

How To Make Money With Squidoo

Setting up your own website costs money, even if you do it yourself. But free web pages provided by other sites or providers always come with provisos – such as the fact that you can’t sell on them.
Don’t they?
Not all of them – in fact, one of the best ones gives you all the tools you need to make a nice income every month. All you need to do is put in the work required.
The name of the site is Squidoo, and whether you use it to make money elsewhere or to make money through the site itself it holds a lot of promise if you learn how to tap into it correctly.

How To Make Money With MySpace

If you are already a member of MySpace you will know that they don’t exactly take kindly to people promoting their wares on the website. But if that’s the case, how do you make money by using the site?
The answer is simple – you do it subtly and in a way that will naturally encourage people to follow what you are saying and go elsewhere to find out more.

How To Make Money With HubPages

Ever heard of HubPages? Not everyone has, and although it is often compared to Squidoo it doesn’t have quite the reach or the outlook that Squidoo has.
But it does still give you the chance to make some money online, and if you have some interests you’d like to share with other people then it’s worth taking a look and adding it to your overall online portfolio of money making websites.
So long as you use it right you can do quite well here, but as with Squidoo you should be prepared to work at it to get the best results. It can take time to really see the success you’re after.
Let’s find out more.

How To Make Money With Amazon

You may not realize it but there are a number of ways you can cash in with The way you choose as being the best one for you will largely depend on what you are already doing, and that’s where this particular blog comes in.
By doing this you will find that you can take advantage of the sheer amount of traffic and respectability that this website commands all over the world. It’s a lot like eBay in this respect – a lot of the hard work is done for you.

How To Make Money With A Pickup Truck

If you own a pickup truck then you have a great way to help out people in your local area. People have a constant need to get things from A to B, and not everyone has a car or other kind of vehicle they can do it with.
So why not step in and offer your services? There are a few different ways you can succeed in this area, and once you start promoting the fact that you have a pickup truck you will get plenty of inquiries from people wanting your help.
If this is something that appeals to you then carry on reading.

How to Make Money Tutoring Students

Few people understand the value of teachers and all they contribute to the world from helping to shape young minds in their early years to giving high school and college students the knowledge and help they need to go out into the world and make a good life for themselves.
Teaching can be more than just a 9-month job as many teachers are getting into tutoring students either as a part-time job or a full-time career. Even if you’re not a teacher with a degree, you can still become a successful tutor if you’re knowledgeable in the areas or subjects that are in demand. If you’re interested in making money tutoring, here are some simple guidelines to get you started.

How To Make Money Renting Out Houses

There are several ways to make money out of the real estate market, but if you want to build up a property portfolio then one of the ways you can do it is by buying and doing up houses that you can rent out to other people.
Getting started is the hardest part, but once you have some experience you can use it to advance and get more properties under your belt. The idea behind this method of making money is quite simple, but it still helps to go through it step by step to make sure you can really make a profit from it.

How To Make Money Investing In The Stock Market

For many people, the thought of investing in the stock market brings one of two feelings. You either think that it’s a great chance to make some decent profits, or it’s a sure way to lose a lot of money.
Of course, both things are true in certain situations and for certain people, but in the end a lot of it depends on how much you are willing to explore and research what the stock market is all about. It certainly shouldn’t be entered into lightly, and there is always the risk that your investments will go down in value instead of up.
But if you are ready for the challenge, perhaps we should find out more.
The golden rule of investing in the stock market is that you should always ensure that you are not depending on the money you are investing. While you may make a decent profit you might also lose your money, and if you are in effect gambling with money you cannot afford to lose it can be disastrous.
The first step to investing is to find out as much as you can about the stock market itself. Go online and find some websites that are specifically aimed at beginners, and don’t assume you know more than you actually do. If you can take your time to learn what you need to before buying your first shares, you will stand a much better chance of choosing the right ones for you.
Broadly speaking there are two types of shares you could opt to buy. You might play safe and buy the shares of a well known company that has been established and performing well for many years. Alternatively you could try and find a relatively new company and buy shares in that, hoping that one day they will hit the big time and the shares will soar in value. Many people have done this with huge companies that started off small, such as Microsoft for example.
But picking a winner like this is not easy to do, and it can be influenced by many factors – some of which you may not even be aware of at this point.
The best way to get involved with the stock market is often to choose a selection of investments, rather than simply placing all your eggs in one basket. By doing this you will hopefully find that any losses are made up for by having gains in another area.
You can choose to buy and sell your shares personally if you wish, but for beginners it is often better to go through a company that will handle it for you.
The other thing you should bear in mind is that stories of being able to make huge returns on your money in the space of months or even weeks are very few and far between. You should be prepared to hold on to your shares for at least a few years, as the best results are often gained over time.
So if you have an amount of money that you would like to invest, why not start doing your research to find out more about how the stock market works and resolve to make a profit in future years?
Don’t forget to leave us a comment below first though!

How To Make Money From Climate Change

Everyone has heard about the effects of climate change, but have you ever thought of making any money from it?
Climate change is something that affects all of us, which is why some savvy people have started making a business out of it. There are several ways that you can do this, ranging from the easy to the more complex, depending on how much time and money you have available.
This is what we are going to look at here, and you are bound to find something that will suit you really well. What’s more, you can start with something easy and then progress to something a little more advanced later on if you wish.
Wherever you look nowadays, we’re being encouraged to go green for the sake of saving the environment. Recycling, using solar power, using less energy and reducing the amount of waste you create is all big news – and big business. And the good news for those looking to make some more money is that it is only going to get better.
You have two main options when you are thinking of making some money from this area initially. You can either focus on the whole ‘going green’ subject, or you can concentrate on a particular area, such as recycling. A lot will depend on how you are going to approach the subject as a whole, since it could be quite difficult to start selling dozens of items on all kinds of different subjects from the very start.
Here’s one option you could consider – a simple informational website designed to help educate people on what climate change and green issues are all about. If you did this you could monetize it with Google Adsense and see what kind of traffic you get. You could also start a blog and invite comments from readers to see which particular areas pull in the most interest. This will be a way of researching the subject in more depth and getting to know what people want to know more about, so that you can then choose the products you will be selling.
The easiest option to go with if you do want to start offering specific products to your website visitors for them to buy is to start looking on sites like Commission Junction to see if there are any companies that sell green products that you could promote as an affiliate. This allows you to offer the biggest and best products that people are looking for, without having to worry about the practicalities of actually stocking and delivering them.
You could actually do a review of each product along with an informational article about the reasons why you should be using that product, and the good you would be doing for the environment if you did start using it. And then the article would end with a link to the product itself. There are actually plenty of ways that you could make some decent money from a website selling green products of all kinds.
Of course if you did want to build a proper ‘hands on’ business then you would need to find a wholesale supplier that you could buy a certain green product from, and then sell it direct to the public yourself. You could sell this from your website and at local shows and fairs as well, and it doesn’t need to be a big product either. Think about the long life light bulbs for example.
As you can see this is one subject where there are lots of possibilities to consider and some initial research would certainly help you to identify any particular areas where you have a natural interest, or where sales might be particularly good.
Leave us a comment below to tell us what you think, and then start looking around for the products you’d like to start promoting. A nice green website might be only a few steps away!

How To Make Money Doing Research For Other People

Many people assume that they have no marketable skills that other people would want to use, but in the vast majority of cases that simply isn’t true.
You might think that because you can’t write, you can’t make any money. Not true. Can’t design or draw anything either? Not a problem.
The solution for many people is to take on simple research jobs for other people who don’t have the time to do it themselves. The word ‘research’ tends to bring to mind stuffy libraries and reams of paperwork but that isn’t the case nowadays. Thanks to the internet research can be a quick and easy task, and the fact that some people still don’t have the time to do it themselves means big money opportunities for you.
The great thing about offering up your skills as a researcher is that you don’t necessarily have to specialize in any one particular area. One client might need information on keywords that other websites use so they can determine how to structure their own site content. Someone else might want to get information about a particular subject so they can write a book about it. No matter what job or field the client is in you can be certain that they will need to research various things at different points in time, and if they don’t have time to do it themselves you can be there to do it for them – in exchange for a fee.
The key to getting work is to look in the right places. You can offer your research skills through websites such as Elance and Get A Freelancer; these sites enable you to search for jobs in specific areas, so you can look through all the research work available and only apply for those ones you feel confident about doing.
The idea is to work up gradually and take on larger jobs as and when you feel ready to do so. Smaller and easier jobs are ideal for starters when you need a bit of confidence to get going. Remember that many research jobs will be quick and easy; they aren’t offered because the person offering the work cannot do them from a capability point of view, they are offered because they simply don’t have the time.
Once you have got a few jobs under your belt you should take the time to set up a website for yourself so you can promote your research skills to a wider audience. This could bring in extra clients and you can also take the opportunity to mention work you have already done. Make sure you list some diverse jobs so that you can demonstrate your ability to do a wide range of tasks, and mention any particular areas of knowledge that you have as well.
In short, there are plenty of chances to earn some decent money in this arena, and what’s more you can fit your work in around your other responsibilities. So long as you can meet the deadlines imposed by the people wanting the work, you won’t have any problems at all.
Fancy trying this yourself? If you do, be sure to leave us a comment before you start looking for that first job!

How To Make Money Buying And Selling Real Estate

Despite the natural rise and fall of the real estate market, over the long term it has consistently proved to be a great way to make money. People have bought properties and sold them on just a few years later for huge profits – the kind of profits you cannot generally get anywhere else. Even the stock market isn’t as easy to negotiate as the real estate market.
There are several ways to make money out of this though, and the way you choose will depend on the kind of person you are and what you want to get involved in.
So what is the easiest way to make money in real estate? Well probably the easiest way is simply to buy a property, hang onto it for a prolonged period of time and then sell it for much more than you originally paid for it. A lot of people do this and live in the property, gradually paying for it over the years as their mortgage gets smaller and the property gets more expensive.
But that isn’t exactly a quick profit, and if you want to make money more quickly than that you will have to put some short term effort into the project. I say project because you can buy a property with the view to renovating it over the space of a few weeks or months, and then sell it on for more than you paid for it.
There are lots of ways to improve a house, but you have to know what you are looking for in the first place. Some properties just need a little tender loving care inside to bring them up to standard, while others need major building work. Make sure you don’t bite off more than you can chew!
You will also have to get in other people to help you if you take on a property that needs more work than you can comfortably do yourself, which can eat into your potential profits, so this should also be borne in mind.
There is also something called vendor finance loans, which you might want to consider if you are looking to make a profit in real estate. What you do is buy a house as normal, and then offer to sell it to someone else who can’t get finance. You then finance it yourself. The idea is that you charge them enough to cover your loan payments but charge them a premium price for the actual house.
So for example if you bought the house for $350,000 you could sell it for $380,000 on your own terms. If you find a buyer that can prove they can pay the amount of money back to you, they can then go to a bank in a few years time (pre-agreed by you) and refinance it and pay you off. You’ve then made a nice profit in a short amount of time.
One word of warning here, though. Houses prices go up and down, and there is no guarantee that you will automatically make your money back on a property, let alone go into profit. It can be a risky venture and you are advised to get professional advice before entering into any kind of real estate venture, to ensure you know what you are doing and you understand everything clearly.
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How to Make Money Becoming a Personal Concierge

If you have tons of time on your hands, are an organized person and enjoy helping others, you may just have found the career of a lifetime: a personal concierge. A personal concierge has the fun task of doing for others what they don’t have time to do for themselves. Sounds like a lot of fun, doesn’t it? Being a personal concierge can be a very rewarding job and one that pays good money as well.
Do You Have What it takes to be a Personal Concierge?
While becoming a personal concierge sounds like an exciting job and may put you among the lives of the rich and famous, there are certain qualifications you’ll need to be successful at the job. While it’s often the wealthy that hire a personal concierge, you may also find jobs as a personal concierge with elderly or disabled individuals that can’t do these, often, simple things for themselves.
Becoming a personal concierge requires making your clients feel like they’re the most important person in the universe and that you’re dedicated to providing them with the services they require. However, are you cut out for this type of work? Here is self-test you can take to determine if a personal concierge is the right choice for you before you run out and tackle this exciting new career.
  • Do you make friends easily with everyone you meet? As a personal concierge, your client needs to feel comfortable with you.
  • Are you good with challenges and meeting deadlines? As a personal concierge, you’ll be expected to provide a service for you client when it’s convenient to them. When they want something done, they may want it NOW.
  • Are you good at juggling numerous tasks at one time and being successful at it?
  • Are your creative enough to be able to fulfill the needs of all your clients?
Setting up Your Personal Concierge Service
If you’ve passed the self-test, you’re ready to get started and embark on a new career of helping to bring happiness into the lives of others. Make sure you have plenty of time on your hands because the needs of your clients will take over and your time will become their time.
The first step in becoming a personal concierge is determining what your skills are as well as what services are required the most in your area. Obviously, if you live in a large city, you’ll find more opportunities but even small towns have people that are willing to pay for many services they cannot do on their own. Start by making up business cards offering your services. You may have numerous skills you can do. Some common services include the following:
  • Child care (supervision, chauffeuring)
  • Errand service (banking, dry cleaning, delivery, pharmacy pickup, etc)
  • Dining and entertainment (private tours, reservations, buying tickets)
  • House-sitting services (gardening, checking on teens, keeping refrigerator full0
  • Pet Care Service (walking, feeding, grooming)
  • Corporate and executive assistance (transporting clients, planning meetings and events)
  • Office help (copying, faxing, filing)
  • Shopping Services (returning items, groceries, gift-wrapping and purchasing)
  • Maintenance & repair service (getting quotes, arranging service, providing access)
These are just a few of the many services that you can provide as a personal concierge. Start scouring your neighborhoods, including hotels, hospitals and businesses and you’ll be surprised at the many new clients you may pick up along the way. Always, remember to leave your business card. Advertising on the internet is also a great way to find new clients for your personal concierge business.

How To Make Money At Your Local Flea Markets

Flea markets can hold the key to making a part or full time income if you have the determination to make the most of it. You can sell all kinds of things but most people tend to specialize in something in particular – either because they have a natural interest in that subject or because it holds the potential to make a lot of money.
The basic idea is to source your products elsewhere and then flip them for a profit at the local flea markets – but you can work it the other way as well, as the full article reveals.
Most people love flea markets because they are a huge hive of activity; you can buy practically anything you like at one of these events if the price is right.
The key to selling successfully is to find out what people want and then get it from somewhere else to sell at a profit. Check your local papers in the items for sale section; people are often so eager to get rid of stuff they don’t want you can pick up a lot of stuff at dirt cheap prices and then sell it on for a handsome profit.
Books are a great seller, and they are often something that people will clear out at very low prices just to get rid of the ones they no longer want. EBay is another possibility; job lots of books are usually too heavy to mail out so you’ll need to collect them, but this reduces your competition when it comes to other bids. Many people start the bidding at less than a dollar and you can often win the auction for dozens of books at this low price.
You can also buy stock from wholesalers. There are plenty of these that sell brand new goods that will sell well at flea markets, but order minimum quantities to begin with until you know a certain item sells well. Do your research by wandering round a flea market as a potential customer; this will help you to identify the busiest stalls and the expert sellers who are making the most money. Presentation counts for a lot as well. A messy stall won’t attract as much attention as one that is well ordered and laid out.
Alternatively you can search for products at the flea markets by getting them as cheaply as you can, and then turning round and selling them on a website such as eBay. This takes a lot of knowledge since not all products will fetch a profit. Look out for people selling job lots of items to get rid of them, which you could then break up to sell individually.
Most people are becoming aware of what their items are worth now though, so your best chance of getting the most out of a flea market will be as a seller, not a buyer.
If you like the idea of doing this, make sure you visit the very next flea market in your local area. It will give you a chance to take a look round in order to see what the busiest sellers are selling to their customers. Check out how they work and what kind of goods interest you. You can then start looking for your stock elsewhere – and who knows, you might even have a stall of your own at the next flea market to hit town.
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How to Make Money as a Travel Writer

Have you spent a lot of time traveling and would like to share your experiences with others? Do you feel you have a lot to offer other people wishing to travel but don’t know how to keep them informed? Consider a career as a travel writer! Not only will you be able to share your travel experiences with others buy you can make money while you’re doing it.
There are several ways you can make money as a travel writer. Choose the one (or more than one) that appeals to you the most and get started making money doing something you love.
  • Posting on other people’s blogs. Blogging is HUGE today and it’s all over the internet. You’d be hard pressed to find a website that doesn’t have a blog site for visitors to leave a post. The neat thing about blogging is that for almost any subject you can think about, there’s going to be several blogging sites. Check out some traveling blog sites and offer them your articles. Although most sites require you to write at least a few hundred words, if you have a lot of travel experience, you’ll have no problem completing the assignment. Set a certain fee for your article and begin making money. Blogs are constantly in need of fresh new content, which you can provide for them.
  • Start up your own blog post. While you may not get people that come to your blog site to instantly start buying your travel articles, they will come there to read them and will return for more. This makes your site the perfect place to put your ads in hopes of selling them. If you’ve ever thought of becoming an affiliate partner with some business, this is a great opportunity. While your travel articles will generate traffic to your site, the ads will bring in the revenue!
  • Sell your travel articles to newspapers and travel magazines. You really don’t have to be a professional writer to sell your articles to these places. If you’re a relatively good writer and write content that other travelers like yourself would enjoy, many travel magazines would love to pay you money for your work. Check out the Writers Market at your local library and you’ll get a list of periodicals that will pay good money for your work.
  • Consider writing your travel articles on project sites. The internet is a place filled with many project sites where people bid and sell their work. Guru, Elance and DoMyStuff are just a few project websites where you’ll find many people interested in buying your work. You can set up an account for free as a provider of written content. Check out advertisements for people looking for writing projects and you may just find someone looking for exactly what you have to offer. You do the writing assignment and you’ll be paid online, where the money will be deposited directly into your account. Check these sties out today. There just may be someone looking for travel information that only you can provide them with!
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How to Make Money as a Pet or House Sitter

Making money as a pet or house sitter is much easier than you may realize. Most families are two-income families that have their homes left alone and unattended much more than they’d like as well as their pets. Many of these people are more than willing to pay someone to sit in their house or with their pets.
House sitting for Safety Reasons
Many homeowners hire people to sit in their homes while they’re gone for a number of reasons but safety is often at the top of the list. If would-be burglars have been lurking around in the neighborhood, they always seem to know which homes are left unattended day after day. Hiring a person to sit in their home will not only ward off potential intruders but leaves the homeowner with a sense of security. In addition, you’re making money doing this!
Sitting with Pets
More families than ever today now have pets, some have more than one. While this is great for the pet industry, it’s bad for the pets that are left alone while their owners are working. If only they had someone they could trust to come and walk their dogs for a bit or just house sit with them. This is where you step in and save the day! You can make money sitting in homes and watching their pets or just keeping them company so they’re not left alone so much. Believe it or not, people are willing to pay for these services. If you put in enough hours or have enough regular clients, you can make some good money pet or house sitting.
Hotels Have Guests with Pets
You local hotels are great placing to find potential customers that will be willing to pay good money for you to sit with their pets or walk them. More travelers than ever are now taking pets, particularly dogs, with them on vacation. However, many times they want to do things that they can’t do with their pets and would be more than willing to pay someone to come and sit with them in their hotel room or take them out for awhile so they can get fresh air and exercise.
I have traveled many times with my two German shepherd dogs and have had to give up on my fun activities because my beloved friends could not join me. Being in a strange town and unfamiliar hotel, I had no idea of what to do with my dogs. I would have loved if the hotel offered brochures or business cards of individuals willing to come and sit with my dogs or take them out walking.
The first step towards making money pet or house sitting is to make yourself known in your community. Make up some business cards or brochures and get them to any public place that will distribute or hang them. Ask your family and friends to advertise for you as well. If you’re internet savvy, you can even set up a website for your new business, complete with all your information and contact information. This will work great for travelers planning on being in your area in the future.

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How to Make Money as a Dog Walker

Do you love dogs and love spending time with them? It’s a known fact that more people than ever are dog owners. Dogs are now taking a much larger role in the family and the household than in the past when they were kept outdoors or in a kennel. It’s also a known fact that more households are two-income families with both members working all day and not much spare time. Where does this leave the dog?
The dog is cooped up in the house all day, left in a kennel or tied to a cable for hours on end. This is unfortunate but, in many cases, this cannot be helped. If there were an alternative, most of these dog-lovers would take it. You can be their alternative and make money doing it! Imagine making money doing something you’d love doing for free! More people than ever today are willing to pay someone to walk their dog when they’re unable to do it for themselves. Dogs needs exercises and you can be the one to provide them and their owners with what you need.
Setting up Your Business
Setting up your dog-walking business is very easy. If you have access to a computer you can make up brochures or business cards. Make attractive ads advertising what you’ll do for their dog: walking, grooming or just spending time with them. Make sure you put all your contact information on the advertisements such as name, address, phone number and even your email address, since most people spend a lot of time online. You may even want to tell them you provide references.
Wondering where you’re going to get references? If you want to make money walking dogs, you probably love dogs and enjoy being around them. If this is so, there are plenty of people that are aware of this and may be more than willing to give you a referral as someone they’d trust with their dog. Check with your local veterinarian as he/she may be willing to give you a good referral or even write you a letter of recommendation. Your veterinarian may even be able to give you names of people that are in need of your services.
Check out the Competition
Ask around and see if there are others that are making money dog walking. If so, you can get an idea of what to charge for your services as different areas may require prices. If there are others doing this in your area, you may want to speak with them to get some tips on different potential customers. They may have more than they can handle and be willing to share the load or give you referrals.
Advertising is a must when you’re starting off your dog-walking business. Give out your business cards to everyone you know and ask that they spread the word. Hang your brochures in any places that allow this so people can see that you are available and know how to contact you. You may want to go to hotels in the area (pet-friendly hotels) and let them know of your services or ask if you can leave your brochures with them for visitors that have dogs that may need your service.

Freelance Your Article Talents, Graphic Design, Web And Brochure Design

If you are creative in some way then you have a talent that can be capitalized on. No matter whether it is writing or designing, there are plenty of people out there who need things written or designed and who can’t do it themselves.
This is where you come in. If you can promote your services to the people who need them, you can bring in a lot of work. You just need to know what you have to offer so you can target the right people.
Luckily there are plenty of ways to do that both on and offline.
Okay so first off, where do your talents lie? I don’t just mean what area they are in, I mean what aspects of your talent mark you out from your competition when it comes to showing off your skills to the people who might just want to pay you for them?
The answer to this question will help you decide how and where to promote yourself. Having your own website is almost essential if you are to look professional; if your talents lie in web design then you should have no problems doing this, and if you are a writer then you can create your own copy and seek the help of a designer to put them on a professionally created website for you.
But what is the easiest way to get your first job?
The best thing to do is to go looking for it. There are several reputable websites online which allow buyers to link up with service providers, and many of them are global in nature. This means you could be in the US and working for clients in Australia, the UK and many other countries besides.
If you sign up to one of these sites make sure you create an outstanding profile for yourself. Potential clients will read this to see what kind of person you are, so you should keep it professional and make it sound good even if you haven’t yet done any professional work for anyone. Everyone has to start somewhere.
Another good way of promoting your services offline is to get a stack of high quality business cards made up to hand out to people who ask about your services. You could do the same with tri-fold brochures and pamphlets too.
You might also find it easier to get those first few jobs if you find some other people who are freelancing their own talents online and see what they are doing to get work. Some people run their own blogs and often reveal something of what they do on there. You would be amazed at how sharing some people are, so make the most of what they have to say and learn from their experiences.
Incidentally, there are some bloggers who have a regular job feed for creative work linked in to their blog from another site, so keep your eyes peeled for these and bookmark them in your favorites when you find them. It’s worthwhile keeping a special folder with these kinds of websites in it, so you can check it each day to see if there are any jobs that appeal to your talents that you can apply for.
You will generally find that you will start getting a mixture of work from your own efforts to find it on job sites, and people finding you through your own website. What you really need to aim for in both cases is satisfying the client so they come back to you for all their creative needs in future. Regular clients mean regular paychecks, so keep plugging away at it!
No business is built overnight, but freelancing is one of those businesses that can really build into a huge income if you persevere and hone your talents. Keep that in mind during the early days, and you will soon be kissing your regular job goodbye!
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Form an At Home Inbound Call Center & Make Money

Are you a stay-at-home mom looking to make some spare money? Do you like talking on the telephone? Do you have tons of spare time at home with little to do? If you’ve answered “yes” to these questions, you are the perfect candidate for a at home inbound call center agent.
What is an “at home inbound call center” agent?
If you’ve ever contacted a business about some topic or another, chances are you were speaking to an at home inbound call center agent. Businesses take in many phone calls in a day’s time. While they value their customer’s feedback and concerns, they don’t always have the manpower or funds in their business to pay for a full-time staff of people to answer the phone so they outsource this work. Here’s where an “at home inbound call center agent” comes into the picture.
By hiring someone else outside of the company, they’re able to ensure that their customers’ calls are answered in a timely fashion without having to pay the same wage they would have to pay the employee if they worked within the company. By hiring an “outsider”, they don’t have to offer benefits such as holiday or vacation pay, insurance, pensions, etc. so they’re getting the job done while saving money at the same time.
Form an at home inbound call center & make money at home
Many companies today are hiring workers outside their office. If you’re interested in forming an inbound call center in your home, research different companies that are outsourcing their work as they may have opportunities for inbound call center agents.
There are many sites online where you can research pay rates and qualifications required to be a inbound call center agent. This will give you the “heads-up” as to what you need to know before applying for one of these positions. Once you know what your requirements will be and what to expect, you can make business cards and start making calls or paying visits to companies wishing to outsource their calls.
Many individuals find positions as in home inbound call center agents and work for more than one company if the work load allows it.
Requirements of an inbound call center agent
Being an at home inbound call center agent can be a rewarding experience and can make you some excellent money, both part-time and full-time. However, there are some requirements you’ll need to meet before you can form your inbound call center in your home.
  • You’ll need a computer with a Windows operating system and a processor of at least 300 MHz as well as an adequate amount of hard drive space.
  • You’ll need internet access. You’ll need to have an email address since most of the actual call center work and communication will be done on the computer. You may also be required to download an instant messenger or VoIP application so you can communicate with your company instantly if the need arises.
  • You have to have a telephone, obviously and most companies prefer it’s a corded telephone.
  • Good telephone etiquette is a necessity. Believe it or not, not everyone is cut out to be an inbound call center agent. You need to be courteous, friendly and have a good telephone attitude with all customers.
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Earning Money With Scrap Metal

Sometimes you can walk right past a great way to make money without even realizing that it’s there. This is definitely the case with scrap metal, because you have probably walked or driven right past loads of stuff and not even given it a second thought – except perhaps to be mad at people for dumping it where they shouldn’t.
And that’s exactly how you can make some fast cash as well as tidying your neighborhood up a bit. All it takes is a bit of know how, a van or car to put the stuff into, and then you can enjoy the fruits of your labors by driving back home with some cash in your back pocket.
The first thing to find out when you start making money with scrap metal is where your nearest scrap metal yard is. You will probably find you have one quite nearby and it only takes a short amount of time to either give them a call or drive by to have a chat and find out what they take and how much they would pay you for it.
This is an important first step because you don’t want to be accumulating lots of what you think they will take only to arrive and find you have to take half of it away with you again!
So, once you’ve done your homework you can start thinking about finding the type of scrap metal they want. But where do you start looking?
The easiest place to start is at home, believe it or not. Have you got any old tire rims off your old car that are filling up the garage and not serving any real purpose? There’s your first item right there. How about old grill bits from that broken barbeque? Once you start thinking along the right lines and you know what they will accept, you will automatically know what direction to start looking in.
It helps to allocate some space in your garage or maybe your shed to store all the stuff in until you have enough to take to your local scrap metal yard, as you’ll want to wait until you have a fair amount before you part with it. Keep it tidy otherwise it could cause an accident.
You can also do some advertising and relieve local people of their own scrap metal. Have a leaflet made up which lists all the things you’re after, and ask them to call you if they have anything they want to get rid of. All you need to do then is call round and pick it up, and then convert it into cash yourself.
After a while you will become known as someone who provides this service and people will start calling you more often. When you think about it you’re making life easier for them, as you’re saving them a trip to get rid of it themselves, and many people don’t think of cashing in their old scrap metal in this way.
Are you starting to think about all the stuff you’ve already got lying around that could get you started? If you are, then now is the time to find that local yard! But before you go, leave a comment below to tell us your plans for cashing in on this idea.

Create A Local Wedding Services Guide And Website

One of the most complicated things in life has to be planning a wedding. There are dozens of things to think about and plenty of things you need to find. If someone could just point you in the right direction of all the services you needed then it would certainly take a lot of the hassle out of the whole planning process.
If you like a bit of research then you could be the owner of a great website giving everyone everything they need to know to plan the perfect wedding. And it’s an idea that you can use in other areas too.
Where is the first place you usually go to find information? For most people the answer is undoubtedly the internet. There is an almost insatiable market for information and if you can provide it you’ll start getting traffic from all directions.
Weddings are a good subject to cover as you can provide a website which is dedicated to services in your local area, and is split into sections according to the different sources of information someone would need. So for example you could have a section on florists, another one on hire cars for weddings, another one on venues, another one on clothing and wedding dresses, and so on.
But rather than just providing details of each supplier that you can find in your area, you need to make the website more valuable to everyone who finds it. You can do this quite easily by writing some unique content for each section and each page, in order to pique the interest of everyone who reads it. Try and think about what people want to know when they are online looking for information to help them plan their wedding, and provide as much of that knowledge as you can.
It would also help to provide more than just the contact details for each business you feature on your site. Write down some information about them as well – where they are, how long they have been in business, what they specialize in and so on. You could even write to businesses inviting them to appear on your site for a small fee – a great way for them to get publicity and a good way for you to earn some cash as well. You could renew the fee every twelve months, and they would no doubt provide you with all the information you need for an accurate listing as well.
You can also monetize your website by adding Google Adsense; it will display adverts that are relevant to your audience so you can be sure they will be interested in reading about other companies who provide wedding services, and you could achieve a reasonable click through rate as a result.
Another way to earn some cash through your site is to look for affiliate programs that are wedding related. Sites like Commission Junction allow you to promote a whole range of goods from different companies, so you might be able to find a lot of different products and companies that you could recommend to everyone, as well as providing information for a specific area.
This is obviously an idea that you could roll out to other areas and states as you go along; you might end up with a whole network of sites serving all kinds of different areas, and it doesn’t have to stop at weddings either. Any type of industry or service could be adapted to provide a useful website along the same lines.
If you like the sound of this idea, leave a comment below to let us know! Then it could be time to start up your own empire of wedding related websites.

Build Your Own Online Forum Community

This isn’t one of the most obvious ways to make money online, which is precisely why it is something of an untapped market for generating an income from.
There are plenty of subjects you could tap into for building a worthwhile forum – all you need to do is choose one that you already have a good deal of knowledge in. Alternatively you could add one to a site you have now, which can be an excellent way of monetizing your existing traffic.
A forum or community is also an excellent way of providing more value for your visitors. They have a reason to return to your website because they know there will be regular fresh content on there. That same fact will also mean the search engine spiders will tend to visit your site more often too, which can eventually result in a higher ranking.
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Building a forum or community can take a bit of effort initially, but there are a lot of rewards to be had. It might also be a lot cheaper than you think, since there are plenty of providers who will let you have the software and hosting you’ll need completely free of charge. Have a good look round the internet to see which ones appeal to you the most before deciding.
That’s all very well, but how do you actually make money from this?
Well it does depend on the subject of the forum, but you can charge a fee for people to gain access to it if you provide them with decent information and there is something worth gaining for the money. Some news related sites charge a fee for access which encourages people to visit the site on a daily basis, but obviously your site might be on a completely different subject altogether.
You could also think about building a community or forum where basic membership is free, but in order to get access to premium features you would need to pay a small monthly fee. This strategy often gets a better take up rate as people get the chance to sample what the site is like before deciding whether or not to pay the extra money. A good example of this (albeit one on a large scale) is the Second Life virtual reality site, where membership is free but in order to take part on a larger scale and gain access to better features you need to pay the monthly amount stipulated.
You can see that it’s a good idea to do your homework before getting involved with anything like this, because you want to make sure your paid membership options are desirable enough to bring in the customers. If you end up giving your subscribers something they can get elsewhere at no cost whatsoever, then there is no reason for them to carry on subscribing with you. That’s a good point to bear in mind when you get started; if your subscriber drop out rate seems rather high, you might need to reconsider what you are offering.
Some people also offer membership only websites which have a members’ only forum as part of the overall package. These are usually based around a popular subject but go into it in more depth and offer unique content that can’t be found anywhere else.
For example, there is plenty of content out there about writing and selling e-books, but there is at least one person offering a members’ only site that goes into the whole process step by step, sharing their own success of writing and selling e-books in an in-depth fashion. This is the kind of format you want to aim for.
So if you have some ideas on creating a forum, community or members’ only site of your own, why not start making steps towards making them a reality? You might find those ideas hold a monthly income for you that you only need to start tapping into.
But leave us a comment before you go out and make a difference! Let us know your thoughts and how this idea might work for you.

Build Your Own Custom Search Engine

It might seem hard to believe that anyone could rival Google with a new search engine. But it could happen if the idea for custom built search engines comes to fruition.
If the idea of building your own search engine appeals to you, remember that the trick is not to try and compete directly with Google itself. Instead of doing that you should take a difference stance altogether – and in fact it is this stance that many people think is going to become the new search engine for the future.
Sounds intriguing? To find out exactly what kind of search engine we’re talking about, click to read more.
The internet is a huge place, almost beyond comprehension, and it’s getting bigger every single day. That makes it incredibly hard to find anything. Unless you happen to know the URL of a site you want to visit, the chances of finding it in the search engines is getting more remote by the day.
While the whole process of search engine optimization allows every website to have a chance of getting onto page one of Google, where it stands the best chance of being discovered by the people who want to find it, there is one thing that it really doesn’t account for – and that’s accuracy.
The truth is that you could create a website that is factually inaccurate and it could still rank very highly in the search engines – so long as it was optimized to do so. Furthermore even the major search engines are becoming more and more unwieldy as time goes by and even more new websites are launched. It’s not uncommon to search for a particular type of website and get hundreds of thousands (or even millions) of results coming back at you.
This means that there is clearly a gap for a new type of search engine. Imagine a whole network of them, with each one concentrating on a different subject. So for example let’s say you wanted to find a website which contains medical information. Instead of going to Google or another large search engine, you would go to a medical search engine which only lists that type of website. Similarly if you wanted to find information on investments, you would go to a search engine that only contained websites which dealt with that subject.
This is an idea which is only just starting to be suggested, but many experts think that this could be a glimpse of what it will be like in the future. So why not be a trailblazer and pick a popular subject that gets a lot of searches every day to build a new search engine around?
When it comes to creating the actual engine there are a few tutorials online that reveal how to do it. Do a search (on a search engine!) to find them, and start to map out your ideas for your particular search engine. Don’t forget that this will be a more targeted engine than anything else that is out there at the moment, so bear that in mind when it comes to choosing a domain name for it. After all, you want your search engine to rank highly in the results in the general search engines, to ensure you get found and people start using you.
You will also need to be able to crawl the relevant websites that are out there on the web today, so you can include them in your own results. Of course it will take some time to build a well established custom search engine, but the fact that you are taking on this kind of focused project in the first place should earn you some free publicity. Make sure you write some press releases as well, to get the right people interested. It’s also worth getting in touch with websites that could be placed in the results, to help spread the word.
You could be the owner of a major targeted search engine in a few months time, so why not get started now? Be sure to leave us a comment below first though! And good luck.

Build A Website Selling Custom Animal ID Tags

There are some items that will simply never go out of fashion and there will always be a need for them – and animal ID tags are one of those items.
This is a solid business that may take a while to get set up properly, but it is well worth the effort – and there are two ways you can do it depending on how much work you actually want to get involved with.
The main thing to remember here is that you need a decent website to be taken seriously, so either get one designed for you or go for the best do it yourself website builder you can find: one that allows you to take secure payments online too, if you are going all out to do the whole thing yourself.
Cats and dogs are the most popular pets around, and a lot of households have one, other or sometimes both – and often more than one animal too. That means there is a huge market out there for animal ID tags, to ensure that if a moggy or pooch goes missing they will be returned to their owner in double quick time, thanks to the information on the tag.
It doesn’t take much to work out that if you can supply people with these tags you will have a ready market to make money from for years to come. There is some outlay to this business if you want to make the tags yourself, since you will need to buy the machine to make them with and the blanks that form the finished tags. But once you have the main equipment the only real outlay you will have is replenishing your stocks of tags once you have used up the ones you have – by which time you will be well into profit.
If the idea of making the tags yourself seems like too much hard work, look for websites that are already around that offer an affiliate scheme. A lot of people are happy to give a proportion of their revenue for each sale to the person who gave it to them in the first place, so bear this in mind.
You can also look on a website such as Commission Junction to find larger companies who offer commission on selling pet products, so you could also populate your website with other associated items as well such as collars for cats and dogs.
If you look on Google or any other major search engine you will see that there are plenty of websites already out there selling animal tags, so you will need to position yourself strongly in order to capture a part of the market. You will probably notice though that most of the sites concentrate on selling the tags and nothing else, so if you were to put some other valuable content on your site you might just gain an advantage over the competition.
For example, why not put a live link to some news items that feature cats and dogs? Or perhaps some of the more amusing videos from YouTube that feature them? Strong articles that are unique to your website will also capture more attention and encourage people to visit again and again, so even if they don’t buy an animal ID tag the first time around they may well do so in the future.
The key here is a good design though. Give people a professional looking site with simple and secure ordering facilities and plenty of information, and the orders will soon start rolling in.
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Become A Virtual Assistant

If you have any administrative skills that you feel you could be putting to better use, why not find some work via your home computer?
The beauty of the internet is that you can actually work for people in lots of different countries without leaving your own home. Work is sent via email and so long as you are quick and efficient you will have a deluge of clients who are desperate to find someone who can do the job they need doing.
Why work in a stuffy office when you can work from home doing exactly the same kind of thing for a wide range of people, choosing when you want to work and taking control of your own life?
Virtual assistants are everywhere nowadays. The combination of email, online messaging systems and telephones has made it easy to keep in touch with people from all over the world. You don’t need to be able to hand someone a solid document anymore – you simply attach it to an email and off it goes, arriving in the inbox of your recipient in just a few seconds.
Virtual assistants have a wide range of skills so it doesn’t matter if you don’t have all of them; in fact it can often work in your favor if you can demonstrate that you have extensive experience in one area. For example it may be that you are an exceedingly fast typist, or a good researcher, or you have passed all your bookkeeping exams and you are qualified to help people with keeping their own records.
But how do you find the work in the first place?
The best thing to do is to visit one of the many online job sites that invite freelancers to sign up and look for work. Employers (often self employed freelancers themselves) post the work they have available and if you like the look of the job and you want to bid on it you do so, making sure you post a realistic bid and you are happy to do the work for that amount should you win the job.
Be persistent to begin with, since it may take a short while to get that first contract, but once you are off and running you will soon start winning other assignments. Most sites offer a feedback rating tool and once your feedback starts going up more people will give you the chance to work for them.
It is a good idea to join more than one site since there are a number of them around and you may find you like one more than another, or you get more work from one as compared to another. Make sure you keep accurate records of everything you do and take the time to develop a good personal profile, listing your talents, achievements and skills so that other people can read them and make a decision on whether or not to hire you.
You will often find that once you get a few paying clients they will come back to you for more work in the future. While these websites take a small commission for essentially matching clients with freelancers, in the future you will be able to work for them directly, which will make a difference to your profits.
So think about all the skills you could offer to people from home. No matter what they are, you are certain to find someone somewhere who is in dire need of them.
Before you rush off in search of those freelance sites, leave a comment below to tell us what you think of this idea. It could change your life!

Become A Sales Agent For An Offline Product And Take It Online

Have you ever come across a product that really caught your eye that you have never seen online before?
If you have and you still know where to find it, why not consider trying to market it online? There are really countless ways of doing this, depending on the nature of the product and where you get hold of it from, but in general if you come across something that hasn’t really taken off online yet you have a great chance of beating everyone else to the punch.
Becoming a sales agent usually means you get a percentage from every sale you make, so the way to approach this opportunity depends on how many products you can get access to. Some businesses allow you to join as a sales agent and sell a range of products, in which case you could set up a website (with their agreement of course) promoting all of them in turn. You would then receive orders via your site and process them via your supplier directly.
It does depend a lot on how you get hold of the product or products in the first place though. Some businesses may agree to let you promote their product on a sale or return basis, or alternatively you may have to buy a quantity of the product first and take a chance on whether it would sell well online or not.
Whichever way you approach this opportunity, it’s clear that you should get stuck into some research before you agree to anything. Find out as much about the product as you can – who it would appeal to, what price it retails for, and how much your profit margin would be on each unit.
It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of finding a product that you love and you think you could make money with, but you need to be certain that a lot of other people will like it just as much as well! By finding out as much as you can in the first place you stand a better chance of making a good profit.
If you haven’t seen any particular product which grabs your interest the best place to start looking – ironically – is online. Search for companies that have offline sales agents already and think about approaching the best ones (the ones that appeal to you the most) with your proposition. As hard as it may be to believe there are still some businesses that don’t have any kind of online presence at all – and you could be just what they are looking for.
One final point – you should try looking in your local area to see what businesses are there, before you look any further afield. Quite often they will be the ones who haven’t got online yet.
It might take some work to find a product you like that has great potential for taking online, but the end result can be well worth it. Let us know your thoughts by leaving a message below before you start hunting.

Become A Paid Premium Blogger On Other People’s Sites

There is always a lot of talk about writing your own blog but what about the opportunities that exist for writing blogs for other people?
There are a number of ways you can do this and you could pick the one that appeals most to you or even do a combination of all of them if you wish. There are some people around who really do blog for a living, and not all of the money they earn is from their own monetized blogs.
All you need to know is how to do it and where to look for opportunities…
First off, there are a number of sites that allow you to write for their own network of blogs. A typical example of this is Creative Weblogging. This site has a number of blogs that it manages, and subject to opportunities being available you can apply to manage and write for one of their blogs in return for an agreed payment every month.
You do need to show that you have some experience so you’ll need to set up a blog if you don’t already have one and keep it up to date for a month or two before you apply. Alternatively they do sometimes elect to add new blogs to their network so you can always contact them if you have one you think they would like.
Another option is to write for other companies on your own blog. Websites such as Pay U 2 Blog use this kind of system and it works very well if you want to add another income stream to your own blog.
But if you would rather write for an existing blog – or at least one that is run by someone else – then you can also look for existing job opportunities. More people than you might think are willing to get someone else to write their blog for them. You would be ghostwriting it as each entry would appear under their name, but you will usually get paid per entry for a fixed number of entries per week or per month.
If you market yourself as a premium blogger in this way, there is no reason why you can’t eventually take on several blogs and start doing it full time. Blogging for a living like this is a great job to do as there will always be success stories online that are looking for someone else to write their blog for them. You can have lots of jobs on the go and even if you should lose one or two you won’t notice a significant dip in your income.
The best places to look for work writing other peoples’ blogs are the sites where you bid on work offered by other people, and also in the writing websites job boards. Craigslist is also worth a look, and there are also some ghostwriting teams that have websites advertising for people to write blogs for clients.
Once you get started it doesn’t actually take that long to find work – you just need to keep at it. And with a combination of finding work yourself, working for a site like Creative Weblogging and working for a ghostwriting outfit you could soon be blogging for a living.
One final point – just as Creative Weblogging advises, if you want to become a professional blogger for other people it helps to have plenty of blogging experience. So it’s worth setting up at least one blog of your own if you haven’t already got one.
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Start Your Own Informational Membership Site

There is big money to be made from websites as we have seen, but there is one type of website in particular that is a bit different from the rest. What makes it so interesting is that it actually limits the number of people who can get into it and make use of what it has to offer.
This might sound like a strange way to earn money but in actual fact it is well worth doing if you have a good subject to start from.
Informational membership sites are websites which charge people to gain access to them. Everyone will be able to see the main home page (and sometimes certain other pages as well) but the bulk of the website cannot be seen until each person pays their money to gain access.
The key to designing a membership site that works is to pick your subject carefully. It should be something that you know a lot about, and which other people will also find interesting. More than that however, it should include information that people will be willing to pay for. If the information you include could be found by any other means then your site will not work. What’s more, it could damage your reputation too.
So this obviously calls for some research. You need a subject that will always be popular and has brought in a lot of money for other people already. One of the best examples will be working from home – there are always people wanting to know how they can do this and earn plenty of money without the drudge of going out to work every day.
Let’s that that as an example. The key here is to approach that broad subject from an angle which may not have been done before, and which will form the basis of a membership site which provides people with information they cannot get elsewhere. If you don’t have a specific focus and you don’t have some exclusive information to provide your members with every month, then you don’t have a site. It’s that simple.
As far as the website itself is concerned, you will need to make sure your web host can handle a site in which people can log in and log out of their own accounts as and when they wish. You can set up monthly payment schedules online with certain providers; once you have integrated the relevant payment buttons into your website it should automatically take the payment from the customer every month. To get an idea of how much to charge, the best thing to do is to research similar sites to see what they are offering and how much they are charging for it.
When it comes to designing your website, make sure your home page is welcoming for your members, but also make it enticing enough to encourage more people to join. By doing this – and by driving plenty of traffic to your site – you should soon build up a respectable membership base that will hopefully grow into a nice monthly income for you.
Got some ideas on how to make your own informational membership site work? Leave us a comment below and then start brainstorming! Good luck.

Make Money Writing Articles Or Web Content

What is the one thing that everyone is looking for when they go online? You’ve got it – information. And if you can supply it in all kinds of shapes and forms then you will be paid for doing so, which could lead to a whole new career as a web writer.
Of course it isn’t just online markets that need content; there are hundreds of other markets you could break into as well, including magazines, but overall it is the internet which offers the best opportunities, especially for the beginning writer.
So why should you start online when you want to earn money writing? The reason is simple – it isn’t just editors that need your work. Website owners, people with newsletters that need writing and countless others all have writing jobs that they can’t or won’t do or don’t have the time to do themselves.
That generally sends them scurrying to websites like Elance and Get A Freelancer to find people who will write the articles and content they need for them. There are plus points and negative points to writing for the internet; you won’t often see your work published under your own name as you will usually be ghostwriting it for someone else, but you will get a lot of work since jobs quite often come in batches. You won’t often get just a single article to write for instance – you might get a half dozen, ten, twenty or even more, so the money can soon mount up.
The best places for finding work are the aforementioned sites, but you should also look on classified ad sites such as Craigslist for jobs in your own country and in other places around the world. There are also plenty of writing related websites that can easily be found via the search engines if you look for ‘online writing jobs’ or something similar. Don’t forget blogging jobs as well; if you have your own blog then you already have experience in blogging, so apply for as many as you can. Ongoing blogging jobs are great for bringing in a regular stream of income.
Getting started and building contacts is the hardest part. Go for jobs you feel confident in doing to begin with; after a while you will pick up speed and complete them faster and much more easily. You will soon learn to juggle your work as well in order to meet all your deadlines before they fall due – this is an essential skill you will need to develop in order to position yourself as one of the best in the business.
You could also work for a ghostwriting team if you prefer; these can also be found via the search engines and a simple email should reveal whether they are accepting new writers at any time. This can make life easier since you don’t have to go looking for work all the time – it is generally supplied by the team leader, depending on how that particular team works.
But can you really make a full time income by doing this? The answer is yes you can, but speed and quality are of the essence. If you produce good work then people will naturally come back to you for more of the same. They will also pay more for work of a better standard, so make sure you don’t put yourself down with the $2 an article crowd.
It will take time to build up enough work to be able to leave your current job and start a brand new career as a web writer, but there is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to do this if you persevere and keep checking the classified ad sites and job boards every single day. Don’t wait to apply for jobs either – do it as soon as you see them appear. Getting in early can make all the difference in some cases.
So do you think you have it in you to be a writer? If you do there is a huge market out there just waiting for you to dive in. Just remember where you came from, and leave us a comment by using the form below before you go and begin your new career!