I knew about Real Ways to Earn Money Online long before the virus madness barged inside our national house with seemingly no intention of leaving.
I always look for ways to earn a little extra cash with my writing, and this was before my company encountered troubled waters and cut our salaries around two years ago. Frankly, getting a reduction in salary is tons better than being laid off. I have been laid off before. It sucks.
Now that many people are spending lots of time at home, willingly or not, they are looking for ways to earn money online.
Let me show you around Real Ways to Earn Money Online.
The home page looks great. It’s clear, easy to read, and nicely laid out. The top menu, however, isn’t as easy to see as the rest of the page, unless you happen to be using a browser that offers a dark mode, such as Chrome with the Dark Reader extension.
The top menu needs a little help to make it pop, such as a larger typeface or a colored background like the lower menu. I am embarrassed to admit I missed it on my first few visits. I find all caps a bit difficult to read, so I would like to see more use of title case.
Elements of the top menu that caught my eye were New? Start Here! and Directory.
Click New? Start Here and the page that opens tells you how to use the site. My favorite part of this page is “Most Popular Work From Home Posts.” I will cherry-pick only a few of the links that caught my eye.
- Massive List of 100 Non-Phone Work From Home Jobs is for those who want to work from home but who don’t like the phone. I don’t like the phone. How about you?
- Work From Home Jobs That Let You Work Whenever You Want is for those who want a more freelance-type gig. For instance, maybe you prefer to work three or four hours and then go off and do other things, rather than work a standard set of hours. Perhaps you’re more of a night owl. This list is for you.
- Work From Home Companies That Hire You As An Employee is for those who may be leery of freelancing and more comfortable with standard employment.
There are more sections on this page that are worth reading. Check them out for yourself.
The other element in the top menu that caught my attention was Directory, which opens a page that lists thirty-six categories of jobs. Some included here are Editing, Paid Experts, Survey Panelists, Virtual Assisting, Web Research, and Usability Testing. If you can’t find something here, you may want to clean your glasses!
If you want to know who is hiring and what kind of people they need, click Hiring Now in the main menu. Note the third item in the image below. I have been seeing more ads for tech writers, so if you’re looking for tech writing work, sign up for the list.
I had to laugh, nod my head, and click Non-Phone in the main menu. Yes, non-phone gigs are a thing, and I am grateful. Some people enjoy talking on the phone all day. Others don’t mind it. And some, like yours truly, avoid the phone. How do you feel about talking on the phone as a gig?
If you’re interested in freelance writing, see the screen grab below. Note the entry for Textbroker. I have heard good things about them.
You can’t miss the section below the main menu.
Want even more? Just scroll down the page. Here are just a couple representative entries:
And if that’s not enough, when you reach the end of the page, click Next Page for more listings.
I highly recommend this site. They also have a newsletter, which recently contained these links that caught my eye:
What is the Perfect Work-From-Home Job for You? Suppose you want to work from home, but you don’t know what you want to do? This article should help you sort things out.
6 Ways To Earn Money Online If You’re Not a People Person, If you are an introvert like me, and dealing with people leaves you exhausted, you can still earn money online.
I have it bookmarked and I signed up for the newsletter. I recommend you do the same.
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