My Five Fave Ways to Earn Money Using the Internet (and Some Bonus!)

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Are you working at home? Right now I am working at home and I plan to work from home for a really long time. I know you’re busy– but I want to give you five of my favorite ways to earn money using the internet.  So, take a break and enjoy a cup of coffee with me.

1. Ad posting. 

This is one of the easiest ways I have ever earned money from home. You can earn anywhere from 25 cents to two dollars per ad post. Of course some places pay more but you have to find them. Great places to look for ad posting gigs are on Work at Home forums and Craigslist. But be aware of scams and go with your gut feeling. Check out this old post and learn how to find legitimate work at Craigslist.

2. Merchant Circle

Merchant Circle is my main income while working from home. News is that they recently closed their registration for new writers.  I suggest you jump on board whenever they reopen their registration. One of my favorite parts about this gig is that you get a bonus at certain writing production levels. For example: if you write over $100 of articles a week; you get a 10$ bonus.

3. mTurk

mTurk is one of my favorite “go-to-sites” when I have nothing else to do. Believe it or not, some writing websites post their workload on mTurk. Keep an eye out for places like You can take a test and then sign up to do hits for them. One bad thing about gigs like this is that they do not last long. The tasks quickly run out.

4. TryMyUI

Extra cash is extra cash. Can I get an AMEN? Whenever you are working from home an extra 10 dollars is blissful. There are a whole fistful of usability sites that allow you to take tests for them. Be sure to read the guidelines closely so you can get paid!

5. Titling

Titling with Demand Media is an awesome way to earn extra money. While this is not meant to be a permanent income; it can help you earn some extra income. One of my first work at home gigs was Title Editing for Demand Media.

6. The Bonus( Three More!):

  1. Online Surveys: Online surveys are a popular method to earn money or rewards by sharing your opinions. Companies like Survey Junkie and Swagbucks offer paid online surveys that you can complete in your free time.
  2. Freelance Writing: If you have strong writing skills, you can explore freelance writing opportunities. Websites like Upwork and Freelancer connect writers with clients seeking content creation services. You can browse available writing projects, submit proposals, and get paid for your work.
  3. Virtual Assistant: Becoming a virtual assistant allows you to provide administrative or specialized services remotely. Platforms like Zirtual and Fancy Hands connect virtual assistants with clients in need of assistance with tasks such as scheduling, research, email management, and more.

What are you waiting for? Start looking for small ways to earn an income and watch them add up quickly.

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October 12, 2011 at 12:06 am

Thanks for posting. It looks awesome 🙂


October 12, 2011 at 11:10 am

Thanks for the great tips as always! I will have to check out the others today!


October 12, 2011 at 11:15 am

Awesome tips! Wish I could write, but I might check out the others.


October 12, 2011 at 12:37 pm

You would be surprised with how easy it is to write. 🙂 You should check out and get started there!


October 12, 2011 at 12:37 pm

You would be surprised with how easy it is to write. 🙂 You should check out and get started there!


October 12, 2011 at 11:22 am

Thanks for the awesome tips Jess, I’ll check out the links!


October 12, 2011 at 12:38 pm

No problem, hopefully you will find something else to keep you going! Sorry about all your issues these past couple of months! LOVE YA!


October 12, 2011 at 11:55 am

Super information that I will share with friends looking for work from home cash! Thanks!


October 12, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Great info!


October 12, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Hi, thank you for sharing your 5 fav. I am currently looking for home employment. I certainly would welcome some quick cash. I have been interested in ad posting,but I don’t know how to do it. Any tips sent my way would be gratefully accepted.

Jan in GA


October 12, 2011 at 2:22 pm

Great post! I will try some of it out!


October 12, 2011 at 5:07 pm

I would love to know more about the ad posting too, it sounds very interesting.

Katie Jones

October 12, 2011 at 6:02 pm

Ad posting is basically posting ads for a client wherever they may choose, which is usually Craigslist. They typically will not pay for any ghosted or flagged posts or until you post them, which can kind of be scary. I was recently posting ads for a person and I have yet to see any type of payment. But, it is super easy and does take research to locate a good position, but it’s worth it! Thanks Jess for sharing some of your favorite ways to make money. I would have to say writing is the easiest to me, although finding the time lately has been a bit of a challenge!


October 12, 2011 at 6:11 pm

I had never really thought about ad posting for cash. I used to check out MTurk every once in a while, but most of the offers were so low. May check it out again. Thanks!


November 8, 2011 at 10:27 am is awesome. I have not made a whole lot of money on there, but I have made hundreds in a few months.

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May 3, 2016 at 4:55 am

I have been posting ads but I don’t earn as you are saying. Overall, you have also mentioned some other ways to earn. Nice post.