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Is earning money online a realistic option?

Earning money online may seem too good to be true. However, every day tens of thousands of people across the UK may money by working from home online. If you are looking for a way to make a little supplemental income, earning money online could be a realistic option for you.

How to go about earning money online

There are a number of different ays to make money online from home. Some of the most popular options are:

  • Buying and selling goods on an online auction site, like eBay
  • Freelance writing on editing for content sites
  • Selling your goods or services through a specially designed website
  • Blogging and posting ads on your website. You'll earn a little money every time someone clicks an ad
  • Working as a virtual assistant or doing online data entry
  • Telecommuting from a job at home over the internet
  • Filling in online surveys (although you're not likely to earn very much with these)

How much money can you expect to earn from home

If you're just starting out in the world of work from home jobs, you shouldn't expect to be able to make a living wage right away. A more realistic option is to devote a couple of hours a night to working from home and you should be able to earn a little extra pocket money to make ends meet.

Remember that because a lot of work from home jobs and online jobs are offered on a freelance basis, there is no set minimum wage. It's not uncommon to be earning £3 or £4 per hour at the beginning.

Is it easy to find jobs earning money online?

The short answer is no - not at first. A lot of people start out on low paid, more undesirable work from home jobs and gradually build up a network of contacts who may be able to offer better paid work. The bottom line is that there's a lot of competition for working from home jobs and you should expect to start small.

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