Let’s face it: more than one thought it was quite easy to get rich in one of those “how to make money on the Internet” ads, but – of course – it was just an illusion.
The most common farce of the Internet era is based on offering the ignorant user the possibility to enrich themselves in an unusually simple way without having to leave their home or interact directly with other people. It is the fantasy of any lazy or naive, but precisely their lack of knowledge is what makes them fall into frauds by blindly trusting more cunning strangers who illegally use the World Wide Web.
Yes. Those images of “make millions from home” or “you are the winner of thousands of dollars” are absolutely false, but that does not mean that it is impossible to pocket a few bills using the network. It takes common sense and effort to do so and, above all, draw the public’s attention to a product: whether tangible as a craft or an intellectual element, similar to an article or a digital book.
The following are ways to achieve it in a completely legal way and without risking being cheated:
Search for redirected ad pages
It’s the closest thing to “make money through clicks”. There are some secure sites like AdFly or BitLy that allow you to recover a slight gain through redirection.
For example: It has a link that ensures clicks with a noticeable news, but when the user tries to access, does not send it directly to the site where the article is, but passes through other routes where there are ads (those where it says “wait five seconds to see your link “). These warnings ensure a small profit – which increases when millions are interested in seeing the content.
Not all pages that offer this service are safe, so you need to do a thorough review of the method so you do not get defrauded and lose instead of winning.
Become a writer
If you have the gift of the word and the ability to be a writer who generates striking content for sites that pay for that material, this option to make money is definitely the best. Pages like Cracked, Writers Weekly or different famous publications offer remuneration to writers who believe quality content and gain multiple visits. There are also sites in Spanish, but the real success is in the international English sites.
Sell your products / crafts
Working as an intermediary or as an independent producer is the easiest currently with access to the internet. You can sell products on sites like Amazon, Free Market and eBay at different prices, and even create auctions for more valuable or interesting items. Once you have perfect synchronization with a solid user base, a reliable carrier and secure monetary transactions, it becomes the easiest, especially for the artisans, who work at their own pace.
Create an app
Sure, sounds difficult and only accessible to those geniuses of computer or programming, but those same minds have facilitated the processes for anyone to create an application without having extensive knowledge in computers. It only takes an excellent idea to get people’s interest and sell advertising or make users spend money to use it completely. Games are the most complex to create, but those that generate more profit (depending on their concept).
Manage a Facebook page or sell tweets
They seem the easiest way to sell advertising space, but it takes hard work and content that draws people’s attention to win followers, multiply and sustain while generating profit. On Facebook the profit is low and on Twitter too, so it depends on an external site where you can integrate advertisers. It’s easy once you understand (and there are followers).
Expose your art and then sell it
The tactic that works the most for most artists on Facebook and Twitter is to open accounts where they expose their work, upload material for a time to win a fan base and even after popularizing, trade with those products. It has been done with comic artists, with poets, painters, photographers. It takes dedication, patience and a lot of effort; but it is the price to not be scammed.
Going intact from the Internet just requires common sense. Review any transactions and do not give the credit card numbers to any page that ensures that it will give a fortune to whoever subscribes. The most horrendous traps are the ones that seem most obvious, so it’s best to forget those expressive and impossible ways to make money and find a way to exploit personal talent to achieve it (and become famous in the process).