4 Ways to Make Money Online, Legitimately

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With unemployment skyrocketing, more and more people are looking for extra income… or just looking to get by. Does working from home on the Internet hold the answer?

“I like to blog about anything that can help people. I’m really taboo..I like to talk about things that nobody else will touch, like spirituality and politics.”
-Brooke Kelley, www.RestoretheRepublic.com/vlog

And for the last several years, Brooke Kelley has been doing just that: talking about the things she likes at her personal blog, and guest-blogging on other sites. She’s having fun and paying the bills. For her, working from home works.

“You don’t have to pay for gas, and you don’t have to take a shower first thing when you wake up and get in the car, you know, and you don’t have to wear make-up, you just sit on your bed.”
-Brooke Kelley, www.RestoretheRepublic.com/vlog

Blogging, which is essentially just professional writing, is one way to get paid working online. You download a template, start writing, and hopefully develop enough of a following to sell ads on your blog.

Another way is to write for other websites: from music to sports to hometown entertainment sites, many will pay by the article. To get started, volunteer a free sample.

Not a professional writer? Then be a salesman. Find a category of products you both know and love and find buyers at eBay, Amazon.com or other sites.

And if you’re an artist or craftsman, a fourth way to make money is to sell your work on websites designed to showcase and sell homemade stuff.

Bottom line? If you’ve got an internet connection and a computer, you might make some extra money at home. But ignore the get-rich-quick ads, do something you love, research it like crazy and don’t quit your day job.

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  • http://www.RestoretheRepublic.com/vlog Brooke Kelley

    Hey guys! Thanks for watching! You know that part of the show where Stacy says that you can, "…hopefully develop enough of a following to sell ads"? I can tell you exactly how to do this, because, well, that's exactly what I've done. Anyone can do it if you know the right formula. If you'd like to know more about how to manage a successful blog, get in touch with me through my website at the link above.

    And don't forget to check out my video blog at http://www.RestoretheRepublic.com/vlog.

    Peace, Love, Unity …
    B.

  • http://www.RestoretheRepublic.com/vlog Brooke Kelley

    Hey guys! Thanks for watching! You know that part of the show where Stacy says that you can, "…hopefully develop enough of a following to sell ads"? I can tell you exactly how to do this, because, well, that's exactly what I've done. Anyone can do it if you know the right formula. If you'd like to know more about how to manage a successful blog, get in touch with me through my website at the link above.

    And don't forget to check out my video blog at http://www.RestoretheRepublic.com/vlog.

    Peace, Love, Unity …
    B.

  • Shirley

    Great idea! I visited her site, clicked on an interesting topic, and watched. But the 3 minute video was on it's 18th second and I had been watching for over 10 minutes. I live living in the country, but living here with this economy means that the information highway has a few junctions that I can't navigate. Dial-up stinks!
    In case Brooke is watching this site for comments, please find my comment on your "Alien Encounter" blog and contact me.

  • Stacy

    How do you find a website that showcases and sells hand crafted items. I

    • stacy

      Go to etsy.com

  • Stacy

    How do you find a website that showcases and sells hand crafted items. I

    • stacy

      Go to etsy.com

  • Anthony Aubuchon

    I would love to learn more about blogging. I have a lot of free time at the moment, so this is a perfect time to learn and put it to use. Just a little push in the write direction is all I need. So if you would be so kind to please e-mail me with some information I would be forever grateful.

    • Brooke Kelley

      I consulted a girl who had a part time writing business in April of one year. By the fall, she signed a book deal that earned her an extra $30,000. Like I said, there is an exact formula at play here, and it's wide open, because so many people don't know how to do it. This isn't a get rich quick deal. It took me two years to build up my client list at full time work, but I'm convinced, that knowing then what I know now, I could've easily cut the time in half. It's something you can do on the side until it picks up. And for anyone who's unemployed already, there's really nothing to loose because the expenses are minimal, assuming you already have a computer.

      I've never been one to hide my information, because I feel that when you are successful, we're all successful. You and anyone else can reach me at composingmoments@gmail.com.
      B.

  • Anthony Aubuchon

    I would love to learn more about blogging. I have a lot of free time at the moment, so this is a perfect time to learn and put it to use. Just a little push in the write direction is all I need. So if you would be so kind to please e-mail me with some information I would be forever grateful.

    • Brooke Kelley

      I consulted a girl who had a part time writing business in April of one year. By the fall, she signed a book deal that earned her an extra $30,000. Like I said, there is an exact formula at play here, and it's wide open, because so many people don't know how to do it. This isn't a get rich quick deal. It took me two years to build up my client list at full time work, but I'm convinced, that knowing then what I know now, I could've easily cut the time in half. It's something you can do on the side until it picks up. And for anyone who's unemployed already, there's really nothing to loose because the expenses are minimal, assuming you already have a computer.

      I've never been one to hide my information, because I feel that when you are successful, we're all successful. You and anyone else can reach me at composingmoments@gmail.com.
      B.

  • Shirley

    Great idea! I visited her site, clicked on an interesting topic, and watched. But the 3 minute video was on it's 18th second and I had been watching for over 10 minutes. I live living in the country, but living here with this economy means that the information highway has a few junctions that I can't navigate. Dial-up stinks!
    In case Brooke is watching this site for comments, please find my comment on your "Alien Encounter" blog and contact me.

  • Bianca

    I'm would like to start learning business and financial skills that will aid me to one day work as a CEO, etc. How do I find an apprenticeship of sorts, where I can learn first had from the best,or where do I start. I'm already working full time in a different field but want to break free and succeed in my passion for business. Any tips on how to get started?

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