Find your niche on Craigslist
The popular online marketplace craigslist.com extends its services beyond offering products and services and provides employers a fresh outlet for finding qualified workers. Its job board has generated interest comparable to that found for sites such as , and Monster.com.
Flip web sites
If you are web-savvy, you can make money online by designing and selling web sites with purchased domain names that have not yet been developed. Just as many have become successful in real estate flipping, you can make money by creating these web sites.
Become a copy writer
Many web sites are looking for copy to help sell their services and products. The tone and display of web copy is similar to that you would find in an infomercial. If you have a strong command of grammar and spelling, this is an easy way to make money online.
Sell your photographs
If picture-taking is your hobby, you can earn money doing what you love on sites such as iStockPhoto.com. Simply upload your pictures for sale on the site. You might be surprised how many people and businesses need pictures for projects.
Be a virtual assistant
Offers for online administrative duties crop up often on sites such as elance.com, which allows you to bid on and make money from virtual assistance administrative jobs. Browse online for ads requesting a virtual assistant, or sign up with a job database site, and bid on jobs.
Get paid to play games
Many online gaming sites are offering cash rewards to their members. Sites such as pogo.com have winnable jackpots. What better way to obtain additional funds than playing your favorite game(s)?
Review products online
You can try out the latest gadgets and inventions, write honestly about them and get paid to do so at sites such as vindale.com. This site offers $5 to $75 for each product review. You will receive your first paycheck upon making $50 with the company.
Provide web site-design services
Many businesses are hiring contractors to complete web-design projects. Unlike web site flipping, this work requires that you design and update a business' or individual's already-functioning web site. You can generate business for yourself by creating a web-design site that showcases your talent.
LetterRep.com is an online job marketplace for letter writing. Individuals and businesses request specific letters they need written and select the best fit out of the pool of available letters. The site pays you $10 for every letter you write that is purchased by a client.
Become an online tutor or instructor
If you have tutored or taught before and would like to return to the field, performing these services online is a great opportunity. PCMoneyMaker.net has a list of different companies seeking online tutors and instructors. Find offers from well-known companies such as Sylvan Learning Center.
By taking on only what you know you can handle and avoiding scams, you can enjoy earning money from the comfort of your home.