Today the web has opened up many opportunities to earn. There are also various ways of social networking today which give us opportunities to earn some money mostly sitting within the confines of our houses, which is always a welcome option. The internet is no more just about surfing and social networking is more about business and communication now and not just good old chatting and posting pictures.
Here are a few ways by which you can earn income online:
Blogging and Microblogging – If you like writing, then you can pen your thoughts and earn some money. You can start a blog, make it popular by joining writers’ communities, write interesting articles or have a niche topic to write on. You can place advertisements on the blog and earn money when readers open up the advertisements. If your blog is popular, you can write for companies about their products and services and earn.
Twitter has become increasingly popular over the years and has got many people “tweeting”. If your tweets are interesting, many users would follow you, retweet you etc. Companies can hire you to be their face on twitter and write about their products/initiatives etc.
Online Marketplace - If you are an entrepreneur who has just started your business, you obviously do not have a big marketing budget. You can create Facebook pages where you can give an identity to your products/services and market them. Spread the word around about your page and people can visit your page and become fans of the page or “like” the page which would lead to more people seeing your page. The best part about this marketplace is that it is free
Contests –There are contests all over the web even in social networking websites waiting to give exciting prizes. There are lucky draws, slogan contests, quizzes or even simple contests where you have to just visit pages on social networks and influence others to visit it. Many people take these contests seriously and spend lots of time playing these contests. You might not get money always but get interesting goodies like gadgets, movie tickets, shopping vouchers etc. which are good if not better.
E-tutoring – If you are into teaching, you should take advantage of the e-tutoring concept. It is a process where a teacher educates either one or many students on any subject through the web. It is like a virtual class. It uses data, voice and video. There are tools available which help make it as real as possible with features like setting questions, getting answer papers, evaluation and results’ provision. There are some websites where you can get registered to start tutoring on the web.
Do let us know if you have made money through any of these methods or in any other way via the World Wide Web.
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