What are really the best ways to earn money online? Is there such a thing as the best way to make money on the Internet?…

I, by no means, am an expert, but since the last 7-8 years that I have been trying to make a living working from home, I have come across many different online money making ideas and opportunities, from getting paid for surveys and blogging, to affiliate marketing, selling on eBay, and everything in between.

Naturally, I have also tried using many of these methods to pay my bills, but to be honest, I really don’t think there is one method that can be labeled as the “best way of earning money online”, for every single person.

The fact is that what I may consider the best method, might not be so, for you and other people. There are so many different things to consider when it comes to the question of “what is the best way to make money online?” that its just impossible to pick one specific money making method and label it as the one.

Having said that, I think we can all agree that there are some online based opportunities that are much more popular, and have proven to be worthy of one’s time and effort.

With that said, here are some such methods that I personally would consider as the best ways to make money on the Internet:

 

1- GPT (Get Paid To)
GPT sites are becoming increasingly popular. If you are an adult and looking for an income stream to pay your bills, GPT may not be for you, although, there are some who claim they make a living with legitimate GPT sites, but if you are a teen or just looking for a little extra money, get paid to programs are perfect for you. You basically get paid for signing up for free websites, newsletters, shopping, playing games, filling out online surveys, and visiting different websites.

2- Online Surveys
Doing online surveys is without a doubt one of the easiest ways to make money online. It is as simple as registering with a few legitimate paid survey sites, and answer questioners and online surveys on different topics from shopping and electronic to politics and entertainment. With paid online surveys you might not make a living, but you can certainly get your times worth.

3- Stock Photography
There are many stock photography sites that pay for photos. Although, you may not get more than a few cents each time one of your images is downloaded, but if you are creative, and good at what you do, your photos can be downloaded hundreds of thousands of times. Making money with stock photography is getting even hotter as more and more blogs are born everyday, and blogs do use lots of images.

4- YouTube
I think YouTube is one of the best tools that the Internet has made available. YouTube enables you to make yourself discovered. If you are talented, you can easily make money on YouTube. All you have to do is make a video of yourself performing, and upload it to YouTube. Take singing for example, if you can sing, why not record a video of yourself singing, and live the rest to YouTube.

There have been many artists who have been discovered, and achieved big success by simply making a video of their performance and putting it up on YouTube.

5- Designing
There are a few ways to make money online as a designer. Designing logos and ads for websites and online businesses is getting hotter and hotter. These days, every business out there is trying to establish an online presence, and they all can use your expertise in designing logos, websites, ads, etc.

Another way you can make a few dollar is to use sites like CafePress to design T-shirts and other items for online shoppers. You won’t need any investment or an inventory of your own, you just come up with cool ideas and designs for T-shirts, and they take care of the rest.

6- Affiliate Marketing
I have no doubt that affiliate marketing is one of the best ways to make money online. Although, it’s not for everyone. Making money with affiliate marketing takes time and real hard work. Most people do not succeed because they give up to soon.

If you think you have the ability to put enough time and effort into it, affiliate marketing can be a great option for you. It doesn’t require any money or investment, and in some cases you don’t even need a website of your own. It’s easy and quick to get started, but it takes some time and serious effort to succeed, which is well worth it.

7- Blogging
I think blogging can work for most people. If you can write and find audience that like your writing, you can make money blogging. Blogging is a really powerful tool that if used correctly, has the potential to make you money.

The great thing about it is that you can start with a free blog using free blogging platforms like Blogger or WordPress. It will allow you to test things out and get some experience without spending any money.

More and more bloggers are making a living with their blogs these days, and blogs are only getting started. Get in the game before it’s too late.

8- Freelance Writing
Freelance writing is one for those profession that most people don’t think of it as a way to make real money, but you will be surprised how many people are actually earning a living freelance writing.

More and more people are using the Internet, and that calls for more websites, and of course, you have to have content to make a website. That’s where freelancing comes in.

The good thing about writing for pay is that there is never a shortage of work as there are always sites that need content. Take eHow for example, it’s quickly becoming one of the biggest websites, and all of its content are written by free lance writers and everyday people like you and I.

9- eBay
Making money with eBay is a little tricky and at the same time one of the top ways to make money. With a little bit research and finding out what the hot items are, and how and where to buy those items for a wholesale price, you can start your eBay business with as little as a couple of hundred dollars investment. Lets say you decide to sale shoes – Find a few wholesalers, buy a few hundred dollars worth shoes, list them on eBay, and when they are all gone, take the profit you made and use it to invest in more shoes.

10- Niche Website
Building small niche sites is extremely popular, and rightly so – it is amongst the most profitable online money making methods, and it doesn’t require a lot of financial investment. You can start with less than a hundred dollars, and you can see return on your investment fairly quickly (assuming you pick low competition niches).

 

There are many other ways of earning cash working from home that can be labeled as the best ways of making money, but from my personal experience I find the above method each in its own category to be the most appropriate methods to be called the “best ways to make money online”.