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How to stay afloat on the market

Unless you’re a freegan and have found a way to live entirely off the grid, you probably need some sort of steady income in order to survive.

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The traditional way to earn money, of course, is by having a job. You work for a company or start your own, and the work you do earns you money, which you spend on things like a mortgage, rent, food, clothing, utilities and entertainment.

Selling stuff on eBay

Most people today are familiar with the concept: You have things you don’t necessarily need but others are willing to buy, and you can auction off the items on eBay or other online auction sites. Simply gather your goods, create a seller’s profile and start selling.
Creating persuasive and legitimate product pages for the goods you’re selling will help get buyers interested.

If you have a particular passion for something, whether it’s a hobby or an obsession, and you have something to say about it, blogging could be a profitable way to pour out your endless stream of thought. The key here, as with many other services on the internet, is in selling advertising. After starting up a personal blog, many writers sign up for ad services like Google and AdSense, which post those familiar sponsored links you often see at the top and on the sides of websites.

Designing and selling T-shirts
As you walk around most high school and college campuses, you’re likely to come into contact with lots of words. But it won’t be material from textbooks or term papers — those are probably in backpacks or sitting unfinished at home.

Instead, they’re the simple phrases or logos — most of which are ironic or amusing — printed on the T-shirts on the backs of the students. Usually, the more unique and offbeat the design is, the more desirable the T-shirt is. The growth of the internet has made it possible for vendors to sell T-shirts all over the world.

Domain name flipping
Based on luck, strategy and business savvy, domain name flipping can be one of the more lucrative ways to earn a living online. The term comes from the real estate trick that involves buying old, undervalued houses, fixing them up to make them more attractive and modern-looking and selling them for a much higher prices.

With a little bit of searching, dedicated domain flippers locate unused, poorly maintained websites that have generic and recognisable identifiers and buy them.

Financial Services

Financial services include accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping and payroll processing. Today, you can accomplish most of these services using specialised software. For businesses, this means hiring fewer people to handle these tasks. For individuals, it means doing it on their own and hiring a consultant online when necessary. These cost-saving opportunities for consumers mean money-making opportunities.

Customer service
Many businesses support their products through a customer service department. In many cases, this means people who answer phone calls from customers. A growing number of businesses also offer customer service electronically through their websites and by e-mail.
At a website, customer service might include live chat sales and support. To use this, a customer clicks a link requesting to chat with a live person, and a customer service representative answers the request and speaks with the customer through a chat window.

Search engine optimisation reviewing

Search engine optimisation (SEO) is a growing area for internet-based employment. SEO is a means of improving the results from a search engine so that they represent the closest matches and most reliable resources for the user’s desired results.

Since more families have reliable high-speed internet connections at home, too, internet-based tutoring services are growing.  Tutoring sites match thousands of kids with tutors each week.

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