Grads who are interested in making extra cash can find plenty of opportunities online. Some of the opportunities provide enough income to leave the daily grind behind, while others offer just enough pocket change to pay off extra debt or cover the cost of a few nights’ entertainment. It all depends on the job and the amount of time you are willing to invest. If you are looking for a few new opportunities to try, here are 10 places where you can legitimately make money online.
Demand Studios – Writers, copyeditors, and filmmakers can find thousands of freelance jobs at Demand Studios. You pick when you work, which assignments you take, and collect your pay twice per week.
Suite101 – Suite101 pays writers to write on a variety of different topics. Writers can choose when to write and receive lifelong royalties generated by their articles.
Associated Content – Associated Content (AC) contributors can claim writing assignments or submit an article on any topic. Upfront payment ranges between $2 and $20 per article. Writers also receive additional pay based on page views.
Guru – After signing up for an account on Guru, writers, editors, translators, graphic designers, photographers, web experts, business professionals, and other freelancers can bid on a variety of projects from paying employers.
CafePress – Artists and anyone else with basic knowledge of Photoshop can create and sell a wide range of products through free online CafePress shops. Product options include clothing, posters, bumper stickers, mugs, messenger bags, and more.
Imagekind – Imagekind is an art community for artists who want to promote and sell their work online. Artists set the price, keep rights to their artwork, and even make a commission when somebody buys an accompanying frame from the site.
TeachStreet – TeachStreet is a good place for teachers, instructors, and educators to make money online via classes, workshops, and events. Students can sign up for a class and send payment through the site.
ChaCha – ChaCha Guides can get paid to answer questions on topics they are knowledgeable about. For each question they answer, guides receive points which can then be converted into cash at the end of every month.
Ether – Accountants, consultants, bloggers, computer whizzes, and anyone else who is an expert on a specific topic can earn money by sharing knowledge through emails or phone calls. Experts can set their hourly price and determine when they will be available to help Ether users.
ClickBank – ClickBank affiliates get paid up to 75% commission by promoting products through their website or blog. Tens of thousands of different products are available for promotion.
Have you had any luck with these services? PTY author Stephanie has made a bit of money with eHow, a division of Demand Studios. Share your stories in the comments!