• Making Money Online at Home Free Through Using Your Skills
Part VII illustrates 15 moves of making money online at home free through using your skills as an online juror, online guide, to dish out answers, to be a cyber crafter, to be a tutor, to create Facebook graphics or Pages, to build websites for others, to design web logos, to design banner ads, to complete jobs on Zaarly.com, to teach classes online, to make accurate predictions, to source property for wealthy investors, to be an extra, act as a virtual assistant, and to advertise your other skills.
47. Online Juror
Do you have the ability to hear a legal case and give a verdict?
If yes, then you have a way to make money at home since companies are willing to pay you to sit on mock juries whose decisions enable attorneys and other jury consultants to have insights useful for the cases they are handling.
As an online juror, the cases you sit on are real. The only value of your verdict is to enable the law firm have an idea of how things might turn out.
Payments range from $5 to $60.
To prepare yourself for this job, go to: OnlineVerdict.com
48. Online Guide, Expert
Have you remarked how, whenever your friends or family circle need a piece of information about such matters as which make of car is economical, where to go on a great holiday, or how to make something, etc., it is to you they turn?
This means they find your judgement sound.
So, if you can ally your area of expertise with the ability to write well on certain topics, then you can become an online expert guide.
The possession of good communication skills, and excellent grammar and spelling for these freelance jobs becomes evident when one sees that About.com guides write articles or reviews in their areas of expertise and earn between $725 a month and more than $100,000 a year.
Feel like it? Go to beaguide.about.com and check for your area of expertise among the many listed!
You can also click on “Become a Guide” at Chacha.com and join the more than the 62,000 experts listed. You receive 1 cent to 20 cents per task completed whicn can range from solving puzzles to answering questions on set subjects
On JustAnswer.com, guides receive a percentage of the pre-negotiated price users pay for the answers to their questions and the number of accepted answers received.
49. Dish out Answers
Do you brim with information? Then this gig is for you.
To begin making money online at home free, you need to visit the following websites:
At kgbanswers.com and JustAnswer.com, to become an expert, you take a brief test. And then you can give answers to questions asked by the sites’ customers via smartphone at kgbanswers and at JustAnswers by email or text message.
Both offer subscription and per-question alternatives.
50. Cyber Crafter
Are you a crafter looking for ways to make money online at home? Well, you found one.
In addition to auction sites like eBay, you can also showcase your products on Etsy.com where more than 10,000 artisans and crafters display their goods for sale.
One of them is DeWitt Young who makes money online at her booth ObviousFront.etsy.com opened at Etsy.com’s Craft Mall selling artsy necklaces, earrings and figures made from parts salvaged from old TVs and VCRs. Another is Colleen Jordan who offers necklaces she calls wearable planters created with 3D printing.
Wish to use 3D printing too to customize your own designs with a click of a mouse and printing in full color? Then check Shapeways 3D printing company which can get you started with their simple apps.
See also: Tricks to Save Money on Almost Anything
51. Tutor or Give Lessons
N.B.: This section is similar to “Part V, 30. Sell Your Knowledge.” The difference is only in the sub-heading to help people quickly find what appeals to them as a legitimate way to make money online at home.
Are you good at piano, math, science or any other subject for which students often need help? Can you easily pass this knowledge on to younger learners?
Then post an ad to Craigslist for free to advertise your skills and to find the answer to your question as to how to make money online at home for free.
Parents care about their children’s education and are therefore willing to pay a teenager or a youg adult to tutor their child in a subject in which they need some push.
52. Create Facebook Graphics or Pages
You possess graphic design skills. And lots of small businesses are looking for help to make a strong online presence. These two ingredients are the answers to your question “how can i make money online at home?”
All you have to do now is set up a simple site (See SiteRubix), install a paypal “buy it now” link and advertise to sell your Facebook graphics or pages or Twitter backgrounds to small companies.
53. Build Websites for Others
In these days of “compulsory” web presence, many are those who are looking for people to build such a showcase for them.
A blogger said he couldn’t tell how many people had asked him to build them a website, and this, despite the fact that he has never sought that work!
This means there is great demand for this service out there. All you need do is contact small business owners in your area.
Free resources are available for building websites. But if you are looking for a great place to build a stunning professional website on WordPress (the world’s best platform and by far the most used one) clients (and why not for yourself or your company), then check SiteRubix.
Building websites for others might be a great opportunity for teens or unemployed people to make money online at home. They could afford to charge less than some higher end website developers which can make their services interesting for most of the small businesses which are looking to save aon all aspects of their work.
Need help to get started? There are many great resources out there (which you can find through Google search), but my two favourite ones are:
54. Design Web Logos
Do you have a flair for web design? Then you’ve found one of the legitimate ways to how to make money online at home.
55. Design Banner Ads
And what about designing banner ads? Is that your cup of tea? Then it is your answer to the nagging question “can i make money online at home?”
Like elsewhere, there are great resources you can use for free or paid. The one I love most is Adkreator. Sign up here free.
Use your favorite graphics program to create your ad. Need help creating a banner? Try this free banner creation service: Addesigner.com
56. Complete Jobs on Zaarly.com
Are you passionate about walking a dog, being a personal assistant for a day, giving guitar lessons, etc.?
Then head over to Zaarly, a website that offers you legit ways to make money online at home by connecting you with buyers who are looking for random services.
Take your time to check out some of the ideas listed on the site and sign up and begin offering those services.
You can also offer your services online to perform microgigs at task marketplaces such as fiverr.com.
57. Teach Classes Online
You have a college degree and the skills to tutor students online in math, science, English or social studies. Then you’ve found the perfect job to make money online at home.
Go to Tutor.com and register. There’s a probationary period. Tutors who have passed theirs earn $10 to $14 an hour.
Now, are you aware that native English speakers are in high demand in places such as Asia to work as online instructors for English as a second language?
You can become a freelance English teacher using a website like Italki.com. It is basically a virtual online classroom for such teachers to meet their students. You offer the lessons you wish to teach and set your own price. Expect to earn $15-20/hour.
Do you use Skype and other web interface tools? These are helping to bring English language instructors face-to-face with their students from all over the world. Check leanlight and openenglish.com for how to get started.
58. Can you Make Accurate Predictions?
Do you have the powers of the seer? Therefore you can forecast events such as the changes in the prices of commodities?
Then predictive sites are your legitimate ways to how to make money online at home.
The concept which began with the Chicago Board Options Exchange in 2008 is called binary options. These are financial contracts that let you earn money by predicting the rise or fall of financial assets. You can buy them at binary option brokers.
The website Intrade offers a twist in predicting events like presidential election results or Academy Award winners.
You buy shares if you think an event will happen in a way or sell them if you think it won’t. You make money when your prediction comes true. On the contrary, you lose your money.
Some power users are said to buy thousands of shares at a time while others just put $50 down and hold their shares. It’s believed to be a lot of fun.
Warning: Although your money-making potential here is unlimited, you can easily lose your entire investment. So don’t go in if you can’t afford to lose money.
59. Source Property for Wealthy Investors
Although house prices are very high the property market isn’t bearish at all.
In effect, the wealthy are long on funds but short on time to source properties. You are long on time but short on funds to buy properties. The stage is all set for a mutually beneficial relationship. No wonder smart individuals are making a killing sourcing properties for wealthy investors.
All you have to do is to find properties below market value (BMV) by bypassing estate agents and instead dealing direct with property owners.
The modus operandi is to scour your area distributing your contact details, offering to buy houses. You may also advertise in your local papers. Then you approach investors with the proposal to pass on the details of properties you find against a cut of the sale value.
You could also sign up to attend the monthly networking events most cities organise for landlords and property investors, handing out as many of your business cards as possible. Building initial contacts on LinkedIn or Twitter are also good.
One last thing. A lot of patience should be your virtue here.
Dealing in houses is not the same as selling hot dogs. The business may take some time to take off and you may not come by houses for sale every day but once you have a foot in the door, you’re in for the long haul with a very lucrative business.
Is your appetite whetted? Read this book first.
60. Be an Extra
If you cannot do great things in a great way at least try to do small things in a great way. So instead of appearing as an actor in a film, you can offer to play a very small part, such as a member of a large crowd or the person that walks past in the background.
61. Act as a Virtual Personal Assistant
Do you have administrative experience, pleasant phone manner, excellent organizational and time-management skills so you can juggle a multitude of tasks and even a family? Are you also knowledgeable in Microsoft Office?
Then you can become a virtual personal assistant.
In effect, many small-business owners and professional people need virtual personal assistants to handle their administrative tasks and other support services but can’t afford to hire a permanent staff. They would therefore need you for tasks such as handling of travel arrangements and email, text processing, event planning, scanning of documents, etc. that can be outsourced to you to be executed remotely via e-mail and phone.
The startup costs for VAs are about $500 to $1,000, if you have an up-to-date computer and printer.
The rates go from about about $10 per hour at a staffing agency; up to $30 per hour if you work directly with clients. Top VAs earn from about $25 to $75 or more an hour according to the types of services provided.
62. Advertise Your Other Skills
Whatever it is, the key is to be creative and think outside the box. Then advertise your skills on the following sites:
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