Honest Ways to Make Money Online

by Liz Jacobs

If you do an Internet search for how to make money online, you'll get bombarded with different schemes to cheat people into giving you their money. You'll see ways to send chain emails or set up false classified ads on job sites. Try to make money on the net by scamming people and you could end up in jail. Luckily, there are many ways to make honest money on the Internet.

Websites or Blogs

If you build several blogs or websites and place AdSense ads on the sites, you will earn money whenever someone clicks on the ads. To make a large amount of money with this method, you need to build a lot of sites. Many people build one or two AdSense sites per week. If you have 100 sites making one dollar per day, you will make $100 a day. To start, create a blog on a commercial blogging site or host your own blog by getting hosting, a domain name, and uploading a WordPress template. Update your blog regularly so visitors will keep coming back. Sign up for an AdSense account and put ads on the site.


Many webmasters need people to write for their site. Go to webmaster forums such as Digital Point, Warrior Forum or Site Point. Click on "Marketplace," or go to the classified ad section and put up your own classified ads. Mention the price you charge to write articles. Respond to people quickly when they answer your ad and deliver the work on time.

Selling Services

Go to job sites or other locations where people post their services for sale and offer your skills, abilities and labor for a fee. Wait for people to contact you asking for your services. To get ideas for services you can offer, look at what other people are already providing for their clients. Don't accept jobs that are beyond your skill level or that you do not reasonably believe you can complete at an acceptable level of quality.

About the Author

Based in Haddonfield, N.J., Liz Jacobs has been writing professionally since 2003. She started out writing for her school newspaper and since then has been published in "Philadelphia Magazine" and Progressive Business Publications. She also is an online content writer for various websites. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Cornell University.

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