With the end of 2012 fast approaching, you may be considering your options for 2013. More and more people are becoming aware that it is possible to earn a crust online, and if you are still in a regular 9 to 5 job you may be wondering how much longer that will last. If that 9 to 5 is your only source of income, you should definitely be considering how you can add extra income streams so that you have something to fall back on should the worst happen. Fortunately, there are many options for you to look into, and we shall go over just a handful of these in this article.
Affiliate marketing is a popular method of making money online, and there are many large companies such as Amazon who operate such a scheme to reward their affiliates. The company pays the affiliate based on the amount of customers, or visitors, the affiliate can bring in via their own marketing efforts. There's nothing to stop you becoming an affiliate for many companies, but do your research to see which offers the best rewards.
If you have a website already, and it is getting a decent amount of traffic, why not monetize it? Advertisers would love to appear on your 'virtual billboard' and put themselves before your visitors. One such online advertiser who pay you to advertise is Banners Broker; you can find out more by clicking here. Online advertising can be in the form of banners, or Flash animations, or even 'overlay' ads which you have to close by clicking the 'X' in the corner. In addition, how you are paid could be dependent on clicks (Pay-Per-Click), or impressions, i.e. when the advert is 'served' on your site. If possible, try and make it so that the advertising which appears on your site is relevant to the content you put on the site. For example, if your website is to do with motoring, automobile adverts would be a good fit for the site. Again, research into which advertisers would be best suited to your website.
Many companies offer rewards for people who take surveys online. Surveys are valuable to companies since they help to define target goals, from people who are likely to be using their products or services. The slight downside to this is that filling out a large number of surveys can take up a significant amount of time, however if you are accustomed to that 9 to 5 role, you may find this a more productive use of the same hours. Once again, do your research.
Are you a skilled writer? Online blogs are always looking for contributors, since as with all websites, content is king. Some may pay by word and others by contract or project, and it may be worth looking at some of the more established blogs which are covering a topic in which you have knowledge.
Alternatively, if you are a keen photographer, consider submitting your pictures to stock photography sites. Photos for presentations, or for company websites are always in demand, and if you were to submit your work to a stock site they can match images to brands.
These are just a few suggestions to help you get started in making money online, you could work from home or wherever you choose. Please follow this link to get even more ideas in earning money online.
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