The internet is filled with collections of tips about how to make money online. Some of the methods are more effective, others are less probable to yield results, and there are those select few that only work if you invest a lot of time, money and work in them – and even then the chance of failing at them is high. After trying several methods I can tell you that the most efficient way to make money online is to play euro palace mobile casino games – if you are into that sort of thing, of course. In this list I will present you with a few that I have tried and which failed to have considerable results in the long run.
1. Completing online surveys
I have registered to several websites that offer paid surveys for their users, and I can tell you that in the long run it pays – only not nearly enough to be considered a reliable source of income. The longest term relationship I had was with a major international market research group, which sent me survey invitations about once a week. The result: since I registered in 2006, I was able to gather about $250 (the minimum amount they pay out). I am a member at another major survey site which pays a lower minimum amount, but that one sends me invitations about once a month. So, this one method did not work for me at all.
2. Starting your own blog / portal
I have tried several times to start a website on several topics – especially technology related, as it is one of the areas of interest for me. One of my projects I started a few years ago had a bit of success – it generated enough ad income to cover its hosting expenses and I was left with enough cash for a handful of beers at the end of the day. Running your own website and making a living off of it needs a lot of work – research, writing, editing – and a lot of money for advertising, too. Starting a new one to make money off of it needs a lot of investment if you want to have success. So, for a complete beginner in the web publishing business it is a very unreliable source of income, at least for a few years after it has started.
3. Writing content for third parties
The content writing market is huge, as millions of websites are in need of fresh, original and quality content. Unfortunately, there are millions of people who try to make a living off writing for them, so the market is close to being saturated. I took a look on what offers I could find on freelancer portals several times – and whenever a new one was posted, tens of offers have arrived within seconds on any of it. So, for a beginner with no experience whatsoever on writing for the web this, too, is an unreliable source of income.
I am still exploring the possibilities of finding a reliable, long term income source online, but so far I have nothing much to report. When I find the golden formula, I will get back to you on this pages. Until then… good luck!