3 Easy Ways to Make Money Online

by Marcel 12 May 2011

Making a little extra cash, or even starting a home-based business, has never been easier than it is today. All you need is a computer and access to the internet. Here are 3 ways to make money online.

  1. EBay
    If you want to make money on eBay, you will need to open a seller account. The most important thing is to build a good feedback rating; nobody wants to take the risk of buying from a seller with a low rating. To give your initial ratings a boost, clear out all your old junk and put it on eBay to sell; make sure you are honest in your product descriptions, and send all sold items out as soon as possible. Assuming that you don’t run into any problems with awkward customers, this should earn you a nice feedback rating which will help to gain the trust of future customers. Once you have a respectable rating, you can open your eBay shop and start selling.
  2. Etsy
    If you can paint a picture, make a teddy bear, or build a pretty gift box, you can make money on Etsy. Etsy allow members to sell their handmade goods; almost anything that you make by hand can be sold through their website. They also have a section for selling vintage goods; these must be over 20 years old, but you don’t have to make them yourself. If you enjoy trailing around charity shops, flea markets, and antiques shops, you can find vintage bargains to sell on Etsy.
  3. Blogs
    Blogs can generate a steady source of income, if you’re prepared to put in the work. As a general rule, you want to find a niche market that is not already oversaturated. Avoid creating a blog that is too general, as there is likely to be a lot of competition. You will need to choose your keywords, or keyphrases, carefully; use the Google keyword tool to research possible keywords and phrases. Once your blog is up-and-running and receiving visitors, you can use it to gain revenue from advertisements.


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Fiver Ireland, earn money a fiver at a time

by Marcel 7 May 2011

I just received the following message from Irene McDonald from FiverIreland.com. It looks like a great idea to help people earn that little bit extra, hope it takes off!

There is no need for me to tell you how difficult things have been for the Irish nation recently. What with job losses and taxes and now more charges, not to mention increases in our mortgages. Seems like money is constantly pouring out of our pockets.

But this is not an email of woe. I send this to you with a message of hope for Ireland!

Over the last number of months I have been ‘thinking outside the box’, for ways for the average Irish person, to make a few extra quid.

So, during my search for the ultimate ‘earn online website’....I stumbled upon a new money making idea, created by two Israeli's, called Fiverr.com. It is a social marketplace website, that facilitates buying and selling of services from other users for US$5. I joined and soon was earning a fair amount of fivers online for my ‘Gigs’. The only problem was that when the US$ converted to Euro, my hard earned Fivers were allot less than I had bargained. Entrepreneurial paddy that I am, I decided that it was time for Ireland to get back to basics and start earning Fiver’s too, but in Euro’s.

And so, FiverIreland.com was born. It has just launched and we are asking people ''What are YOU willing to do for 5 euro?

FiverIreland.com is a promising website, where Irish people can join and post their mini-jobs (or gigs) and receive the fair sum of 5 Euro for their trouble! Yes, you can get anything from electric guitar lessons for a fiver to getting your hair cut for a fiver. All lay persons and businesses alike must get back to basics and start giving great value and in return they will get great value too.

So, how does it work? People join the site post their jobs or gigs they are willing to do for 5 euro and the best part is, joining is absolutely FREE! FiverIreland.com promises to give Ireland great value for money. I mean, where else would you get computer programming done for a fiver? Users can post as many 'Gigs' as they like e.g; I will give you a 'shout out' or a 'plug' on my radio show for 5 Euro , I can do a voice-over on your radio ad for five euro''. I can design your restaurant menu for five euro or I will print out 150 business flyers for you for a Fiver! People must get their thinking caps on and get inventive. What are your talents and strengths. Or more importantly...what are you willing to do for 5 euro? The buyer can 'order' the gig. The seller delivers the 'Gig' and they get rated by a positive and negative feedback system. Easy Peezy. The more people that join and post their gigs online, the more people can trade on fiverireland.com and get Five Euro deals! Ireland’s phoenix is well and truly scorched, but it will rise again, albeit fiver by fiver.

Here's to the success of FiverIreland and to earning a load of fivers!


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