What are the most genuine and effective ways to make money online?

Malaysia
July 27, 2011 12:17pm CST
I wonder that what all could be the ways to earn money online without persuading someone or without any referals and all. Isn't there something where I can just sit on my bed with my laptop infront of me and do "the job" to make some money. I am not expecting a big money. I have tried "PTC sites". Any other suggestions?
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@moksha09 (468)
• India
28 Jul 11
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@mlla24 (841)
• Mexico
27 Jul 11
in my experence is by bloggig, make a blog and monetize this blog.
27 Jul 11
Tasking on sites like microworkers, minifreelance and Mechanical Turk would bring in a bit. For more, you'd probably end up freelancing, which will depend on what skills you have and is a much, much bigger subject.
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@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
27 Jul 11
I would say it is to get your own blog or website and then trying to monetize it. This is what I do, and while it took a lot of time to make big amounts, now I make very nice amounts every month. So this is what I recommend. Also staying active on MyLot is a great way to earn a steady online income. So that's another good thing to do :)
• Malaysia
27 Jul 11
Thanks for your early response. In your opinion what kind of website will be beneficial? Actually I am thinking of making a website but I am not able to decide the topic which will attract more traffic. Any suggestions?
• United States
28 Jul 11
I use a few different survey sites, as well as writing a blog, and offering gigs on fiverr. None of the things bring in "the big bucks" by themselves, but when they are all added together it does give me a little bit of extra money each month.
@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
28 Jul 11
While everyone wants to just sit and stare at the little box (computer) in front of them, why not find out what you can do? Are you crafty? Maybe you do a few different ones. But if you can zero in on one major craft and make a few up, Ebay might do you justice in selling your unique craft online. I only sell about 3 or 4 times a year on Ebay and have a craft item that not a lot of people are making which makes my craft item unique and not likely to be found elsewhere. I do one of a kind craft so every one that is finished I may not be able to redo it exactly. There are several companies online that you can write for (writing articles for clients) you just have to decide if you like writing and the criticism to make your article better. There are customer service jobs I worked for one this year myself. I just could not sit long enough without getting up and moving about from my disabilities. They are a good company and if you are in the U.S. send me a message and I can give you the name of the company. I got involved in ceramics when my children were young and ran a successful wholesale/retail business for finished ceramic pieces. But my back gave out and I had let it go as I could not lift the molds any longer. Just sit down and decide what you would like to do. then you may or may not find it would work for you just sitting on a computer. Good Luck
@minx267 (14580)
• Hartford, Connecticut
28 Jul 11
I Use Zazzle.com to make me some extra cash. No investment just a little creativity or at least creative thinking can make a few extra bucks. This site is great for Photographer (amateur or otherwise) artists, graphic artists etc. and just your regular layperson can always make some money creating things that will post for sale in the Zazzle market place. Things like T-shirts.. where often only a cool or popular saying can make you some cash using their numerous fonts and colors. I know it's worked for me. you can also make things like mugs, magnets, bumper stickers, key chains, skate boards, sneakers, mouse pads, iPhone - iPad and iPod touch cases are some of the newer items. And it's actually pretty fun.
• Malaysia
28 Jul 11
You can offer your services on Fiverr.com too. I signed up and posted a few gigs on it. On the very first day itself, I received 10 orders. It was exciting but working on it is not easy. You really need to achieve what you've promised in your gig description. You must get good ratings on the first few orders in order to generate for more trust from people, try to avoid negative rating. I did a mistake and took orders more than what I can handle so I get a negative rating for it, so remember to suspend your gig if the order is getting too much at the same time. Check out the sidebar too for gig requests. It's easier to get job through that function rather than leaving it to the nature. It's not big money to just earn 5 bucks for every gig you offer but I love working on it because I get the opportunity to work for bigger clients after they tried my gigs on Fiverr.