6 Ways to Make Extra Money Online

I’m always interested in learning how to make a little extra cash so when I saw a Reader’s Digest article on that topic it piqued my interest. Here’s a summary of the article.

1. Become an eBay Trading Assistant
Through the Trading Assistant Directory, your services are marketed to local eBay members. You can also build your business by downloading flyers, business card templates and the program logo.

2. Get paid by ChaCha to perform searches for their users.
Guides are paid on a per-transaction basis. SMS Guides are paid $0.20 per transaction while Live Search Guides are paid $5 per search hour. You can be paid via a debit card through First Internet Bank of Indiana, or you can sign up for direct deposit to be paid once a month if your account reaches $100 or greater.

3. Be a Mystery Shopper
This scheme has gotten a bad rap with all the scams but this appears to be a legitimate organization.

4. Work as a virtual assistant
VAs perform Information Processing, Internet Research, Bill Paying services, Mail and Email services, Event Planning as well as assist in making travel arrangements.

5. Join a direct selling venture
These have also gotten bad raps with overzealous friends pushing magic magnetic beads and the like. However, there are people who make quite a bit of money doing it, so I would imagine there are some good products out there that are worth buying.

6. Sell your photos
If you’re a (good) photographer people may be willing to pay for your snapshots. It’s unlikely they’ll want to buy pictures of your Aunt Erdle in her girdle, but you get the idea.

(via Reader’s Digest)


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  1. My Aunt Erdle is smokin’ hot for 68 yrs old, so maybe they would pay . . .

    Comment by Rick on February 11, 2008 @ 11:56 am
  2. Hmm. Something’s not right. First, I didn’t even know you had an Aunt Erdle. Second, as the nephew, you’re not supposed to say your aunt is smokin’ hot (even if she is). It could make for awkward family gatherings.

    Comment by dan on February 12, 2008 @ 2:56 pm
  3. You make two valid points. I’m glad I didn’t include my last name so you have NO idea who I am. :-D

    Comment by Rick on February 13, 2008 @ 6:19 pm
  4. Oh, right. I have no idea who you could possibly be :)

    Comment by dan on February 14, 2008 @ 7:22 am
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