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It’s wonderful to be running a conventional profitable business which includes selling a product or a service. But for those of us who shrink away from capital investments, risk of incurring a loss, the fear of a business going to the dumps, etc. - the reigning master of all media, the internet, is trying to pose some easier answers.
The world wide web is oozing websites that claim you could make some effortless bucks without actually shelling out a rupee. Some call it the new info-selling, or knowledge-sharing industry, where what you sell is the information you already know.
Here are some of the things you could try (in decreasing order of the effort they take), without worrying about a loss…
The basis of the enterprise lies in the fact that a website is bone-dry without content. So while they are busy marketing their own product or service, they’re more than just obliged to let you contribute content as a freelancer. They may pay you a commission every time your article is read by someone or pay you a monthly stipend. Shvoong.com pays you through either Paypal or a check to write abstracts on any book you’ve read.
Blog on -
People love to voice their opinions. More so when they can be anonymous. People will do anything to invite traffic to their websites, including paying a nameless you
to blog about them. But how do you get noticed among a sea of bloggers? Write solid, comment and link to blogging network sites. You may get paid by the number of clicks, number of purchases made (in case the site sells a product or a service), or by the number of eye-balls the site attracts.
Take online Surveys-
You are worth more than you think you are. Market analysts are looking for people all the time to take interesting online surveys of all sorts. These surveys are used by companies to develop products and services for their target audiences. GlobalTestMarket.com, for example, in its own words, helps you earn, “Market Points, redeemable for cash, for every survey you take! It’s so simple, the surveys come straight to your email inbox, and then you are just a few clicks away from your cash reward!” An sms that pays -
Those infuriating messages on your cell phone that so grated on your nerves are now a welcome source of some extra dough. Sites like mGinger.com offer ‘permission-based-advertising’ that’s pays you 20p for every sms you receive. mGinger.com claims that a user gets paid by cheque once he crosses the minimum limit of Rs 300. “I am not too sure if their claims are true, it could be one of those scams to access cell phone databases,” says a skeptical Darnish.