With so many different ways to make money online, I thought I’d look at 4 fun ways to do so.
#1 Design websites and graphics:
One of the best places to find work online if you are a computer programmer or designer is Elance.com. Companies will post the job they need done and the freelance will bid on it. The company makes their decision based on bid price and portfolio. Elance takes 4% to 6% commission.
#2 Tutor kids:
If you have your college degree you could consider tutoring kids in math, English, social studies or science. Work as an independent contractor and earn $10 to $15 per hour depending on hours worked and subject. Active tutors easily earn from $800 to $1600 a month. Tutor.com is a good site to explore if this kind of work interests you.
#3 Provide customer service:
Many retailers are now outsourcing their customer service operations to companies like Alpine Access and Working Solutions who then contract to home based workers. If you think customer service can’t be fun, it’s probably not right for you. The best customer service reps love to help their customers and find it fun and rewarding. These reps usually work 20 to 40 hours per week. The hourly rate is $9 but agents earn as much as $13 with incentives and special projects can pay as much as $30/hour.
LiveOps runs a similar kind of company, but its service reps are all independent contractors and they generally invoice for $10 to $15 an hour depending on the call type. With LiveOps you decide how many hours to work.
#4 Sell your crafts:
Do you make jewelry? Paint? Knit? If so, there are all kinds of great ways for you to sell your handmade goods. Etsy is one of the most well known sites. You have your own online store where you can showcase the items you have created. It costs nothing to become a seller on Etsy, but it will cost you 20 cents to list an item for 4 months. When it sells you pay 3.5% commission to Etsy. It is a reasonable listing fee so vendors can afford to list their items. There are other sites like Jewelry Wonder and ArtFire that are worth looking at.
These 4 ways to make money online can have you doing it with fun and that’s an added bonus!