There are always reasons to find another source of income, and many people seek out online opportunities that will allow them to utilize their spare time at home. The problem is that there are so many dead-end money schemes that sometimes it can be hard to find a legitimate earning opportunity.
The positive is that there are plenty of real jobs available online, it just takes a bit of research to find them. Check out a short summary of a few quick (and legitimate) ways to make money online.
Take out a small personal loan
Now that the internet has become a place for all types of business, the financial industry is completely on board. Several online banks and agencies are willing to write up small loans and have the money in the borrower’s pocket within 24-48 hours.
Though we may not all have the best credit history, there are still several different borrowing options. Surprisingly enough, Wells Fargo is one of the lenders that will usually lend to those who have questionable credit ratings.
Freelance writing opportunities
People who have a solid grasp of the English language have been given a wide opened field by the creation and rapid expansion of the internet. With a little research and a few writing samples, it is not that difficult to find a remote writing job online.
Here are a few legitimate freelance writing platforms for those who are grammatically inclined.
- Listverse – Listverse is not the easiest site in which to get published, but they pay quite well. For an article of 1,500 words, the website pays $100.
- TopTenz – Another list site that will pay $50 per published post.
- A List Apart – This site pays $200 for each post they accept, but the competition is fierce.
- FundsforWriters – FundsforWriters pays each writer $50 per approved post. They only require around 500-600 words for each article, but they want each word to count.
Work for Uber or Lyft
Though Uber and Lyft are not what we would consider typical online positions, they are based almost entirely on the internet. Becoming a driver for these services allows people to work when they want from the comfort of their vehicle. It is close enough to home, right?
Make and sell stuff online
Avoid believing that online earning opportunities are easy. Just as the term work suggests, online jobs still take effort. Another excellent earning opportunity is provided by sites such as Etsy, Amazon, and Craigslist.
These sites give individuals the chance to sell almost anything. Etsy makes it easy for crafty individuals to sell their products, and Amazon will even allow sellers to work for them making a decent wage.