We all have heard of the success stories of making money online. For example, fifteen billion dollars: that is the value Microsoft recently put on Facebook when the computer giant invested US$240 million for a 1.6 percent stake in Mark Zuckerberg's online networking site. This leaves the question there should not be any reason why you cannot gain benefits from using online media too. Maybe, you are unemployed, and looking to make some extra cash. The unemployment here in Korea is high and the economy has made it difficult, whether you are looking for a job, settling into a job or a recent grad this is definitely a hard time for the real word.
For those with the endless free time and the pile of cash is disappearing, but fortunately there are answers for you to make money online without spending a dime until you find your dream job.
eBay has became the new bread and butter for the millions of people that make money here each day. This old standby for the at-home money maker can be as simple as having a garage sale or as complex as at home business. The first thing to learn is how to maximize your profit by knowing when to buy low and to sell high. In order to be successful through selling is getting the title right because this will give yourself the best chance of a bidder looking for your item. Therefore, the more traffic the better the odds of getting your product sold. Thus, PayPal.com and eBay are now one in the same. This makes the whole shopping and selling experience for everyone very easy, smooth and slick.
In 2005, Amazon released Amazon's Mechanical Turk it is a marketplace for work that requires human intelligence that computers cannot do. The Mechanical Turk allows you to earn money for doing small computer tasks like eyeballing highway photos and classifying web sites. The service is named after an 18 century mechanical chess-playing device. The Turk was in fact a mechanical illusion that allowed a human chess master to hide inside to operate the machine. The premise here: you are the human and companies will pay you to do monotonous work. Some tasks will pay you a few dollars while others will only pay a few cents. For example, transcribe a nine minute, two second podcast (US$2.31), write a review of a blog (US$1.00), make ten 2-3 sentence posts in a fan site forum (US$0.50), write a 2-3 paragraph blog entry (US$0.50), Provide 3-D and 4-D ultrasound pictures of your baby (US$0.40). If you are bored on a Sunday evening or on a rainy day, put on your favourite music grab your notebook and will you be delighted to see the potential rewards.
There are other avenues to parlay your thoughts into dollars. One avenue is blogs. Blogging can be a great way to make money. Creating your own blogs can be the easiest way to make money online. The most important part to consider is the content of your blog, which should be interesting, good and creative. Therefore, the number of advertisements you get from Google will potentially dictate the popularity of your blog. Moreover, the most successful, well-read bloggers can actually turn a profit doing it by adding advertisements. For example, Google AdSense will display targeted text ads relevant to what you write about, and you can cash in on the profit. Here are some other great avenues for you to cash in on the profits for your blog such as, selling advertisements, sponsored review, monetizing your RSS feeds, selling ebooks, coaching and selling your blogs.
Another avenue to consider is to become a freelance writer. If the mindless tasks on Mechanical Turk have you down, consider exploiting your own unique talents more fully by simply farming your skills out through the Web. Whether you can readily translate documents between Korean and English, transcribe audio recordings, or even have a mastery of Photoshop, someone out there is probably willing you to work on projects for them.