Making Money From Home
Making a living from the comfort of your own home is a dream most people have. The reality is, that finding something that allows you to do so can be incredibly challenging.
One of the biggest reasons that it is hard to make money from home is that, since there is large amount of people that are looking for that next breakthrough to quit their job, it leaves the door open for people to take advantage of that. Obviously I am talking about Scams on the internet. They promise you the opportunity to make tons of money with very little work or effort. But instead of increasing the size of your bank account they do the opposite, and drain it, or at the very least take what they can get from you before you realize that you have been scammed.
Sites like that are the reason that I started this one to help prevent people from loosing their hard earned money. If you have read any other articles on this site you know that my number one rule when looking into a new opportunity or ad that I see on Facebook or some where else on the internet is that “If it seems to good to be true it usually is”.
How to Avoid the Scams
Like I stated before, if it seems to good to be true it usually is, the fact of the matter is that I have yet to find any site that is legitimate that grants you a fortune overnight. One of the best ways to avoid scams on the internet is to research everything before you try it. Especially if the site that you are looking at is asking for money or a credit card number just to sign up, for me that is a Red flag.
Use the internet to your advantage, because believe me you will not be the first person to try the site that you are looking at, and if it is a scam you will see the negative reviews posted some where on the internet, and in some cases on sites just like this one trying to stop people from making the same mistake that they made.
Some other Red Flags include:
- Websites with a video
- Websites that promise a fortune but never really say how you will get said fortune
- Websites that promise you will make 100’s of dollars a day right from the start
- Websites that show pictures of people living a luxurious life style
- Websites that require you to pay a fee before you even receive anything
There are a number of other ways to help spot a scam, and you read more about that on this site.
The Good News
The good news is that it is possible to earn a living online from the comfort of your own home, however success will not come overnight, and it most certainly will not come with out putting in a lot of time and effort. If I haven’t already made it clear, success will not come right out of the gate, even the people that are making millions of dollars on YouTube did not get to that point over the course of one day, it took days, weeks, months, and even years of putting out content that gets enough subscribers to turn a profit.
Legitimate Ways to Make Money Online
Here are some of the best legitimate ways to make money online:
- Paid Surveys
- Affiliate Marketing
While it is possible to make a passive income with paid surveys, the truth is that it is very hard to make a living off of the surveys alone. The reason being that for most sites the pay out per survey is relatively small, ranging in amounts any where from .25 cents to 2.00 dollars.
Now you might be thinking that 2 dollars sounds pretty good for just taking a survey, and in most cases I would agree, however what you will find is that those are few and far between, and they usually will take you at least a half an hour or more.
Another common problem with making money with survey sites is that with most of them you won’t qualify for enough surveys in a day to make it worth your time.
Some Survey sites will be a waste of your time so I am going to give a list of a few that I have tried that not only offer a good amount of surveys on a daily basis, but also offer other ways to make money on the site.
Swagbucks is a great site to make extra cash on the side especially if you are some one who does a ton of online shopping here is a list of the advantages of signing up with Swagbucks:
- It is 100% FREE. No credit card needed to sign up or use it
- Offers tons of great surveys
- Earn cash back on things you buy online every day
- Swag IQ trivia app. Earn money buy simply playing trivia
- Get paid to watch videos
- Great pay out options
When they say FREE they mean FREE, no hidden charges, no sign up fees, no credit card needed to sign up