Sure, there are plenty of get-rich-quick schemes floating around the interwebs, but here at The Freelancer Society we know that there are even more ways to genuinely make money online. Here are our favourites!
5. Selling upcycled items on kijiji or craigslist
It's so easy, and lots of fun. Flip through the "for free" sections on these listing sites, and pick up any items with potential. Wash, polish, sand and stitch until the item is beautiful again, and resell it!
4. Review Books on Your Blog
Building a blog is fun, but it isn't an instant cash-maker unless you're able to sell some of your space. The perfect way to do this is to review print and ebooks for new authors! Build up your followers and authors will be happy to give you a free copy - and a small fee - to write a review and share it.
3. Write an Ebook that everyone wants to read
Sort of like this one :D Do some intensive marketing and write on a topic that is hugely interesting, and better yet, lucrative to your readers. Publish a Kindle version through Amazon and you're ready to go.
I've talked about making money with transcription before, and it really is simple to find people in need of these kinds of services. Along with all the underpaid work, there are plenty of law offices, consultants and other professionals that are willing to pay decent rates for a job well done.
No surprises here! Writing is the way I make a living online, and I love it. There are so many niches to occupy, and so many ways to find work that even if I lost all my clients this evening, I know I'd be able to fill my schedule again by the end of the week. For these reasons and more, writing is our number 1 pick for making money online!
However you choose to do business online, it's important to be passionate about what you are doing. Take pride in your work and do everything you can to spread the word and bring in customers. Building a business is slow, but totally worthwhile!
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