Ways to Make Money Online in Canada - Real Solutions!
Do you want to make money online but are tired of all the "work from home" Internet scams?
If so, then I can certainly relate. It has always been a dream of mine to work from home and earn money online, from the comfort of my own home (or indeed any location in the world with Internet access!)
At last I find myself pursuing my dream and I'm here to pass on what I have learned so that you can make some money online, too!
But the trouble when starting out is that the Internet is full of scams and it can be hard to filter out the legitimate opportunities from those that leave you feeling disappointed and ripped-off.
My advice is that if you are seriously looking to make money online in Canada, then take a look at my top "real" solutions below. Pick the one that sounds most interesting to you and then work from there.
This list is a hand-picked selection of online money-making opportunities that are legitimate; I can personally testify to the fact that they WORK because I earn money online myself from using these methods.
Is it easy to earn money online in Canada? The short answer is "no", but if it's something that you are passionate about, then you WILL make it happen. There is no doubt that when it comes to earning money through the Internet, hard work and perseverance is key. However, don't be put off by all the scams out there because these solutions DO WORK!
You may not make money online right away. It will take some time, but once you get the momentum going you will be able to enjoy the freedom and flexibility of working from home at your own pace, choosing your own hours.
Real Solution #1: Earn Swagbucks
This is an easy solution to make money online and it's one that you can literally get started with right away.
Swagbucks is a term used to describe earning "digital dollars" online that can then be redeemed for cash, gift cards or other rewards and prizes of value.
Earning Swag Bucks is done simply by collecting points for activities that you may already do in your day-to-day life, such as surfing the Internet, watching videos, taking surveys, voting in polls, and so on.
You won't get rich from earning Swagbucks, but realistically you could certainly earn $500-$600 per year in PayPal deposits, gift cards or other rewards of value. The point is that you can easily make money online and it's a step in the right direction.
- Read my full article on how to get started with Swagbucks, and find out how to really maximize your reward points!
Real Solution #2: Become a Freelance Writer
Do you enjoy writing? Whatever your hobby or interest, you can certainly write articles and publish them online with a view to making a passive income online.
You might be interested in poetry, short stories, or have a talent at writing "how to" articles. No matter what subject interests you, freelance writing is certainly a viable way to make money online in Canada.
Now, there are many options open to you when thinking about becoming a freelance writer to make money online.
However, there is really only one website that I have had enough personal experience with that I can wholeheartedly say; "Yes, sign up and start writing today."
The website that I am referring to is HubPages. You can very quickly sign up for a free account with HubPages and publish your first article today.
Considering the fact that HubPages has over 27 million readers from all over the world, you stand a pretty good chance of reaching your desired audience if your content is original, informative and useful.
HubPages allows writers from all over the world to publish "hubs" on subjects that they know and love.
To make money online by writing articles, you typically monetize them with Google Adsense Ads, and Amazon or Ebay ads.
- If becoming a freelance writer sounds appealing then read more about getting started with HubPages..
Real Solution #3: Earn Cashback Online
If you like shopping online, then this one will definitely appeal to you!
By doing your online shopping through Ebates Canada you could earn anywhere between 1-10% of the value of your purchases, putting that money straight back into your own pocket!
So, as an example, if you shopped online at Gap Canada through the Ebates website, you could earn 2% cash back of each purchase that you make.
With more and more Canadian shoppers buying goods and services online these days, earning cashback is really a great way to make money online!
That's not the only way to make money with Ebates. By making use of their referral program, you can earn more by telling your friends and family about this great way of making money.
In fact, at the time of writing this article there is currently a special promotion whereby you can earn up to $5000 by referring 400 people to the program before the end of September 2012. Promotions like these run all the time, and they are a great incentive for picking up extra bonus cash.
- If you like shopping through the Internet, then read my full article on how to earn money online with Ebates Canada.
Real Solution #4: Start a Home-Based Business
Starting a home-based business and earning money by running a website is challenging and and yet incredibly rewarding!
For me, it was always a dream to set up a business where I could help people to save money. I felt that the knowledge was there (I have always been interested in saving money and telling friends about great coupons and discounts), however I was never quite sure how I could project that into a full-time business where I could 1) do something that I enjoy and 2) make money from doing what I enjoy.
Does that sound familiar?
I think it is safe to say that many individuals, given the chance, would prefer to work in an industry that truly interests them, as well as to be able to enjoy the flexibility that comes with working hours that they set for themselves.
Not to mention being able to run a business from anywhere in the world that has Internet access!
Starting a home-based business has become a reality for me, and a career choice that (in hindsight) I wish I had made a lot sooner than I did.
If I hadn't have stumbled upon the help of Site Build It! then I probably would be still pondering on pursuing my dream today.