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I have heard you can make real money online, but I still don't believe it. There are so many scams running online. Knowing this, can anyone help me find real ways to earn money online?

By Roni from OH

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March 23, 20110 found this helpful

Well you can't make a lot of money but you can make some extra money doing surveys. I have used Global Survey Marketing in the past successfully.

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March 24, 20110 found this helpful

Hi, I have been making money since I joined Thrifty Fun. Almost every week, I send in recipes, tips, & now photos. I have earned enough for many of the extra things I want to buy! Get out your recipe box & find some of the recipes you like and send them in. Try & remember all the old tips your mom or family have given you over the years. Send them in. I have won over 15 times since i joined. Have fun!

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March 24, 20110 found this helpful

Online Auctions

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March 24, 20110 found this helpful

If you will email me, I will forward you an article that I got off yahoo that I sent to myself. It is about legit sites and names them. Since it is a copyrighted article, I don't feel that I probably should put the whole thing on this site.

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March 24, 20110 found this helpful

Back when I got pregnant, my husband started blogging about personal finances. We had some debt (not overwhelming), and he wanted to pay it off. He felt that blogging about it would make him feel more accountable. He started making spreadsheets for himself, and eventually started a website to go with the blog, and offers spreadsheets there (some are free, some cost).

Our best year, he made over $30,000 from the website. Business has slowed with the economy, but he still made over $15,000 from the website last year. Some is from spreadsheet sales, and some is from advertisers. We don't depend on it as a vital part of our income, but it's nice to have a little extra to put into savings. And, along the way, we've got almost no debt (owe about $30,000 on the house, and that's it). From time to time he receives an e-mail from someone who tells him how much his site has helped them with their own finances, and that's very rewarding -- he says it makes it all worth it.

I make and sell jewelry and cards. I used to put items into my etsy.com shop, but haven't listed anything in a long time. The money I made was rather negligible compared to what my husband brings in. Good photographs (lots of pics and editing) make a big difference, and I've been very busy volunteering at my daughter's school, so I let it fall to the sideline. I still enjoy making these items, but most of my sales come from personal contacts making custom requests. Still, if you've got something to sell, an online shop can lead to bigger things. I was contacted by the Martha Stewart Show about my cards, and was considered to go on and show how I make them. But they kept requesting different samples, and I got very sick in the middle of it with a deadline fast approaching. It ended up not working out, but it was still very exciting to have them notice my work. Other sellers from etsy have made appearances on Martha's show, and their sales skyrocketed.

My husband took something he was very interested in (personal finance), and put it with other things he enjoys (writing, making spreadsheets, making his website). He spends many hours working on it. He has more computer language and programming books than anyone else I know! But I know that he enjoys learning and it gives him great satisfaction.

So think about your interests and what you enjoy. If you don't enjoy it, it'll be harder to maintain. Think about how involved you want to be (how much time and effort you want to put into it). From there, look for opportunities. Best of luck, and I hope you'll let us know what happens!

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