7 Ways to Make Money Online
Without Being Scammed…


It’s estimated that for every one legitimate online opportunity there are roughly sixty scams. The reason is that quite a few people seem to believe that there’s a magic package out there which allows one to make a lot of money on the internet with very little effort, and there’s always a less than reputable website willing to sell it to them.

To be perfectly honest there are many different ways to make money online, and working from home can be extremely rewarding. But there’s a big difference between a legitimate online job or opportunity and the unsolicited offers that often find their way into your inbox.

This is why we’ve put together a list of real ways to make money from home. These are all legitimate companies and methods which allow you to start getting paid for a wide range of activities with little or no investment on your part.

Feel free to explore the ideas on this page, join the discussions & leave your response below, or suggest an idea we haven’t thought of yet…

#1 Get an Online Job…

If you want to earn income at home then you may think the most obvious solution is to get a work-at-home job. Well you’re right! Unfortunately many internet scams specifically target people searching to work at home. To avoid falling for any kind of schemes the best thing you can do is go directly to the source. Find forums or job boards that focus on the kind of work you want to do. For instance there are many legit jobs in the customer service industry.

You can get a job as a customer service representative and earn money by fielding customer’s questions and providing them with support. This type of work will require some brief training and the ability to pass a background check.

If you’re the creative type, you can find work at home opportunities in almost any industry. If you have technical skills such as programming or graphic design, then the door is really wide open. In addition to full time work at home jobs there are a plethora of freelance jobs.

Check out our lists of legitimate work at home jobs below:

#2 Make Money Taking Surveys…

Surveys often get a bad reputation online because many people are confusing legitimate survey companies with other fraudulent online offers. The most important thing you need to look for in an online survey site is that it’s associated with a real market-research company.

There are many false “survey” websites out there that attempt to charge money for survey opportunities, but participation in real market research should always cost you nothing.

In addition, many fraudulent websites claim extraordinary earnings from taking surveys, which is not how real survey companies operate. You should have reasonable expectations and understand that you’re not going to make a full-time income taking surveys.

Big-name brands pay research companies to get their members to take various surveys. Often times they’re looking for very specific demographics which means you may not qualify. The best way around this is to be honest in your profile and sign up with several websites to increase your chances of qualifying.

Check out our list of free online survey companies.

#3 Get Paid to Browse the Net…

With more and more retail and advertising dollars being spent online studying people’s browsing habits has become huge business. Insights into online behavior are worth thousands, if not millions, of dollars to large companies who do business online.

This is why there’s been a significant rise in research firms that study how and why people do certain things online. In order to get this data they’ve developed websites that reward people with gifts and prizes for contributing to their statistics.

One of the most reputable companies offering this opportunity is www.SwagBucks.com. They’ll pay you for doing things online such as browsing, shopping, or even playing games. Any info they collect is anonymous and unidentifiable so your privacy is protected.

Working with Swagbucks will certainly not replace your dayjob, but why not get a little something extra for doing many of the things that you’re already doing anyways?


#4 Make Money With Your Own Website…

If you’re looking to work hard, be your own boss, and create a full-time income for yourself then making money with your own website is the route you’re looking to take. With a website you open yourself up to a variety of income sources, primarily making money through advertising networks such as AdSense or affiliate marketing.

You no longer need to be a computer or programming expert to make money with a website. Services such as blogger and wordpress allow you to quickly create your own website and even host it for free. Keep in mind that you will not make money on your first day, or likely your first month.

Making money with a website is a lot like starting your own business. It can be a lot of work and you often don’t reap the benefits till much later down the line. However, if you’re willing to work hard, have an idea or vision, and have a passion for self-employment then there’s nothing stopping you from succeeding.

Many people get intimidated just by the thought of creating their own website, which is why we put together a step-by-step, easy to follow guide that’ll show you how to do everything from creating your site to earning your first dollar online. Check out our free make money online guide

>> Keep Reading: 7 Ways to Make Money Online Part 2.


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Average Rating for " 7 Ways to Make Money Online " is 4.92 out of 5 based on 13 reviews.

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    Linda says:

    December 20th, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    This has been very helpful. When you do online surveys will they ask you for your SS#?

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    Geri says:

    December 17th, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    I have been searching and searching on ways to make some extra money online and it is usually just that.

    Advise – If it costs money and they say you will make a ridiculous amount of money, than it is most likely a scam. I stick to the free sites and complete offers that are free. I am concerned about anything that asks for credit card info.

    I love Amazon Mechanical Turk – www.mturk.com, I also use Etsy, and recently my favorite is Clixsense.

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    Daniel W. Jacobowitz says:

    December 17th, 2014 at 7:50 am

    Thanks for confirming my suspicions in re Vindale. I am now blocking all contact with them.

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    Al says:

    December 12th, 2014 at 5:30 am

    Beware of the mystery shopper many are scams even fooled my bank on check that they sent bank check into where it come from thought it was legal end up a scam so beware do background on them before hand.

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    woody says:

    December 11th, 2014 at 11:32 am

    wish I found this site early. still looking for a real online job,
    mail me one could use one

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    michael says:

    December 1st, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Thanks for the info it was very helpful…. but I will really appreciate it if
    anyone can help me or give me more information on how to make money on line.
    my email is: kezman222@yahoo.com


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    michael says:

    December 1st, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    Thanks for the info it was very helpful…. but I will really appreciate it if
    anyone can give more information on how to make money on line. Thanks.

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    Michael says:

    November 27th, 2014 at 6:05 am

    Very Nice…
    but please can you help me find any online data Entry or any form of online Job that requires no Credentials/Experience.
    I’m really Jobless.. I am ready to do any form of job online if i could get the right tutor/guides on how to do it.
    I really need a Job..
    My email is mcaptain27@yahoo.com
    Thanks and God Bless as you help me out of this terrible LiFe (LIFE without Sorce of Money)

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    Lydia says:

    November 21st, 2014 at 9:22 am

    very informative. really interested in taking paid survey.

    I’m in Kenya


    Ben says:
    December 15th, 2014 at 7:03 am

    Hi Lydia.

    Paid surveys aren’t worth the hassle. Consider article writing or transcription.

    You can find an awesome Fb group in Kenya where you will receive lots of help. It is called. Awesome Transcribers in Kenya

    Am into SEO but the two I have mentioned above will be of great help to you.


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    Sheharyarkhan says:

    November 13th, 2014 at 6:40 am

    Extremely helpfull article. But i need a little more help. Can you recommend me an offline data entry legit site that also pays in Pakistan? Please answer as soon as possible. Or mail me Sheharyarkhan222@gmail.com.
    I shall be extremely thankful to you for a little more help.

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    Sakira says:

    November 4th, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Great article. Great links!!

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    Janine says:

    October 30th, 2014 at 6:17 am

    I too was very skeptical about this Income Secure Kits, claiming 500-600 pounds can be a day, now that my suspicions have been confirmed, I guess its back to Appstrailer

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    Stephen says:

    October 9th, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Wow not again I so nearly got sucked in last night I’m in the uk I too filled the firm in but stopped at credit card details then got the call last night . I wouldn’t mind iv been a hard window salesman and nearly went for it. But I found you guys so thank you , and I’m going to try and start my own site up now I think .


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