Have you ever gotten one of those spam emails that promises you could “get rich quick”? Or maybe you found a website that says you can “work from home and make thousands!”
The sad truth is that most of these amazing-sounding opportunities are scams. If you’ve been the victim of an online scam, click here to easily report the fraud to the authorities.
But here’s the good news: The Internet is also full of completely legitimate ways to make money. All you need is a computer, Internet and the desire to make some extra pocket cash!
1. Turn your photos into cash
Do you have a knack for photography? If you have unique images that could easily hang in an art gallery, you might be able to sell your work to fine art lovers on sites like Imagekind or FineArtAmerica.
And if you take lots of high-quality images of everyday items and places, check out stock photo sites like iStockPhoto and Shutterstock. These sites sell your pictures to advertisers and businesses for you. The pay can vary, but you can expect to earn 15 to 60 percent of the sale.
2. Start a blog
Blogging is not only a great way to share your passion with the world – it can also earn you some nice pocket money. Some daily bloggers are earning $50 – $100.