Folks often ask about legitimate work home jobs on the Internet. Are there illegitimate work home jobs? I think they are talking about jobs that are not scams promoted by Internet so-called gurus.
Gurus start out with a free offer. Then they sell you something for $37 promising you the world. Then they say that if you really want to own the world, you should buy this $67 product. What all of these things don’t work, and the groove knows they will not work, he offers to consult with you for $297.
There are many folks who have tried to earn money on the Internet you have instead been scammed by some guru who is actually taken them for thousands of dollars.
It’s no wonder that folks are looking for legitimate work home jobs. There are a number of ways to earn money on the Internet. However, these are the main ways that have worked for me.
1. Selling Your Own Products on the Internet
You can create your own products and sell them online. You can start by opening a free store such as ETSY. You will get immediate traffic to the store which is a major problem in starting any business on the Internet.
If you’re making the products by hand, and you get to the point where too many orders are coming in, you can contact local folks and asked them to help you in the production.
If your product is a digital product such as a book, you can publish it easily on Amazon and they will sell it for some
What kind of skills do you have? What have you learned from your past experiences?
A. My wife’s caregiver’s son made a key ring holder in my kitchen using my tools. He put it up on a new ETSY store and sold it immediately. It was simply a board with some burned-in writing, which he created with my soldering iron, and some hooks which he screwed into the board. He has made many of these boards since.
B. Two of my granddaughters create and manufacture baby clothing. They have about a dozen employees helping them. Each of them is earning enough money to support the family and to send the husbands through college. They have an Etsy store and and their own website,
C. Another of my granddaughters has a partner. They import special leather from overseas and then manufacture waterproof and stain proof mats. They recently built a 3000 ft.² warehouse to house their product. My granddaughter says she’s going to start another business soon.
D. My No. 3 son is a veterinarian that he has an herb business. He sells books and lessons which he creates, other people’s books, textures and herbs which he sells on the Internet and that conventions in the Inter-mountain area. This business is also very successful.
E. By daughter is a RN, but she is also a professional artist. She started as a portrait artist, but because I started her painting when she was four-years-old and I painted landscapes and wildlife, she has started painting landscapes. She was in town this last weekend, and we went out in the countryside and photographed old barns and then went down to the Snake River where we photographed river scenes. She is is as persnickety about her photography as she is about her paintings which she sells from her own website and at local sales.
2. Selling Other People’s Products on the Internet
Here I am talking about real products, that must be shipped to the customer, that you did not create.
For example, you might go to a local manufacturer or craftsman and set up an arrangement to sell his or her products.
You can contact manufacturers and deal with those who will drop ship products to your customers.
A. I sold books on the Internet for many years. Many of these were books that I bought at yard and estate sales. I sold them through Alibris.com and Amazon.com. The first book I sold was Birds of New Mexico. I purchased it for $.50 and immediately sold it for $150. Since I am a birder, I wished I had of kept it. (I still have a booklet, somewhat now obsolete, that I wrote some years back: How to Buy Books for Pennies and Sell Them for Dollars. I will send you a copy if you put 2 1-dollar bills in an envelope and sent it to TJ Books, 213 3rd. Ave. N., Buhl, ID 83316)
B. I have a friend in New York, Tyler Hicks, who publishes many books on how to make a living in business. I went to Bizland.com and set up a store with e-commerce capabilities so that I could take credit cards. All I had to do was place inventory in the store. I traffic package came with the store and so I was selling books immediately. I also listed books from other publishers.
C. I sold flagpoles and flagpole accessories for many years from my own site. They were dropship to my customers after they paid for them using my PayPal account which allows people to buy using credit cards.
D. A number of friends of mine use the Amazon Fulfillment Program. They decide on what product they want to sell, contact a foreign manufacturer to create and personalize it, have the product shipped to Amazon where Amazon handles all of the orders and customer relations. If you decide to do this, be prepared to create the Amazon sales page for your product. My friends are becoming very rich doing this. There are risk.
3. Promoting Other People’s Products on the Internet
I’m talking about promoting products, not selling them. The process is simply promoting products and sending the reader to the vendors sales page. The vendor ships a product and steals your customer from you because you don’t know who buys and who doesn’t. The vendor pays you commissions on the first sales, but not on subsequent sales.
I have a lot of friends that are making good money in affiliate marketing. The premier place to learn this is a Wealthy Affiliate.com. I have four friends in particular who worked their way through college as affiliate marketers.
It is best to do affiliate marketing from your own website. The website must be focused on ace certain segment of a large market called a niche market. People coming to your website are not looking for product in particular. They are looking for information and solutions to their problems. Therefore you must continually supply quality relevant information to your readers, suggesting products almost as an afterthought.
A. Kyle while in college, created an affiliate marketing business and six months and went full time at the end of his first year. Independently, Carson did the same thing. Both paid all of their college expenses in this way. They are the founders of WA.
B. Mark, from New Zealand, copied a friend and put a single batter on a single website and earn $50 a month just as his friend had. Mark set up many sites. He paid his fellow students, those majoring in English, to write copy for his websites. He had to rent a large home as office space for these writers. His father was amazed and went into business with him. He is the founder of Affilorama.
C. Steve and his wife, members of WA, met Dom and his bride-to- in Hawaii a few weeks ago and attended their wedding. Dom is an American living in Taiwan and is also a member of WA. These folks travel and are supported totally by affiliate marketing.
D. Veronica is from Sweden and she wanted to stay home with her children. She supports yourself through affiliate marketing, she is also a member of WA, and she travels home to Sweden several times each year to see her family.
Blogging is performed from a website. This site is a blogging site. The requirements for your website are the same as for affiliate marketing. You can earn money on your site through affiliate marketing, allowing others to post ads on your website and by allowing the search engines to place ads on your website. The main search engines are Google and Yahoo/Bing. You may be able to see some Bing ads on my site.
Conclusion to Legitimate Work Home Jobs:
These four ways are the ways that I use or have used to make money on the Internet. You can take surveys if you want to misrepresent yourself and earn money. The problem here is that you must fit the profile for the survey and so you may have to tell some lies in order to be allowed to take the survey.. There’s nothing like taking part of the survey and then being told that they really don’t want you to continue so you don’t get paid.
Data entry jobs are available on the Internet. I would rather’s toss hamburgers at McDonald’s. To me it was tedious and low-paying work.
You can make money as a writer on the Internet by peddling your services at fiverr.com or and other such sites. You also can create banners and logos and such and do the same thing many are doing this and earning money.
That’s enough for this old man! I have to eat some breakfast so that I can take my meds. Besides my wife’s caregiver will be here in a few minutes and I have to make sure that my wife has her meds before she gets here. I don’t want her to chew my ears out. You would think that she would have more respect for an 84-year-old man and her employer.
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