There are actually quite a few different ways to earn money online, and some of them are even legal.You can write articles for online writing sites like Helium.com and Yahoo! but you will not exactly make a tonne of cash right away. With a thousand articles on one of these sites, making a hundred bucks a month off of royalties is being rather hopeful. Just a couple of years ago it was extremely worth while to write to a few different contests a week, with first place finishers netting $80. Add the royalties and it only gets better. Personally, I used to make more than 10 times what I now make off of a few hundred more articles in any given month, at each of the sites where I have more than a hundred articles.
So how do you make money as a writer online? You can have a near endless stream of friends open all of your articles at least once or twice a month, which would only take about a day for a thousand articles. I’m sure that so many strangers would be willing to help you out with that. Funny thing is that many people get accused of just this all the time! You can send anonymous notes to millions of people, saying something like “Please read some of the articles that I have posted online – each time you open one of my articles i earn a tenth of a penny, but believe me they add up when enough people just open a few a day!”.
Or, you could write your articles and post them as blogs, and have advertisers post ads on each of them. Anytime someone clicks on one of these ads and buys something while browsing through that opened link, you will earn a percentage of what they spend. Again, you’re not likely to get rich real quick doing this, but when done in conjunction with posting well written articles at online writing sites, you can build up enough of a presence to earn a few hundred bucks a month on royalties.
Add to this the small upfront payments offered by some of these online writing sites, from $1.00 to $15.00, and you can up those earnings every month. The more you have out there, the more you are likely to earn. Pay less attention to the people who rally against those who would rather earn than yearn, and pay more attention to what you want to buy the next time you cash out.