Types of Legitimate Online Businesses That You Can Start to Earn an Income.

Legitimate web businesses come in many varieties.  By now, you have probably heard about ways to earn money by:

  1. Selling on eBay and other auction websites. See this page for more information about selling on eBay.
  2. Creating an online store on Yahoo, Amazon or other aggregators
  3. Offer your own services as a freelance contractor, using a website like eLance.com which links freelancers with employers in IT, graphic design, writing, engineering, translation, marketing, accounting and administrative and legal services
  4. Creating a blog and getting paid by the ads you display from Google's Adsense and other ad aggregators. See this page for more information about blogging.
  5. Selling your own products on a website you create
  6. Creating a website that meets a need of consumers and earning an income from advertisements, affiliate product sales or a combination. Almost any of these options generates more income with fewer restrictions, if you host it on your own website.  For that reason, that is the focus of our discussions.  Start with "Define Goals".

Methods which are not recommended:

We do not include in this list of legitimate ways to earn money on the internet the many, many so-called "money making programs", that usually involve a lengthy and vague sales pitch followed by an "ebook" that will explain the author's great secrets as to how he became an internet millionaire (here's a hint: it involves selling his, or other, ebooks, to yet more victims).

We also do include anything that contains the names eGold, Emoney or eBullion.