View Full Version : How do you find legit online jobs

September 7th, 2009, 08:29 PM
Hi ladies and gents,

This maybe in the wrong place. It may even have been asked a thousand times already (so my apologies if this is the case) but I could do with some help here.

I would like to find an online job (by that, I mean something that is home based where I can work x amount and get paid for it) that can suppliment my income. I would like to make at least $15 a day and get at least $200 per month ($300 would be better though). I have seen a lot of "paid to" sites but there always seems to be a catch and I'm tired of it.

My ultimate aim is to do go from that and eventually do something online (either one single venture or multiple ventures) that can make around $3500-5000 a month so I can quit my old job. I have health problems (which aren't improving) and with the current climate I am having to seriously think alternative ways of living such as doing something on the Internet. My job pays less than that but I need the extra income for medical expenses.

I'm not calling for a sympathy vote here. God knows, we all deserve to be healthy and happy and I'm not the only one who has problems, so I'm please don't take this the wrong way. I'm just wondering in the "sea" of sites and products and offers and gimmicks, is it possible to find something as a starting point and build it up from there? Can anyone in the know give me some good suggestions? At this point I don't care if I just make $10 a week, as long as I know its for real and not some scam or fluke.

I don't really want to buy anything (because I did in the past and felt short changed) and also because my funds are limited.

Lynn Terry
September 7th, 2009, 08:46 PM
I would look at the Job Boards and look for tasks you can do. We have a Job Board here at this forum, there is one at the Warrior Forum, also Digital Point Forum and I'm sure plenty of others. You can try a search at Google for:

"job board"+forum

What are your skills?

September 12th, 2009, 09:30 AM
Job boards on forums like Lynn mentioned are a great way to pick up freelance work, job sites like getafreelancer.com, elance.com, rentacoder.com, scriptlance.com etc.... it depends on your skill set and the type of job you are looking for.

In the case of a "job" and not an opportunity there is no reason to pay anyone for anything. The only costs involved should be your own costs if you need a particular kind of software or equipment to do that job.

As a freelancer I've also found a lot of jobs this year using Twitter and networking with people. In fact, this year I think more of my work came from Twitter than anyplace else.

September 12th, 2009, 02:16 PM
Check out a site called craigslist. Look on the "gigs" section toward the bottom of the links that show up. Within gigs there are one time jobs that people need help with.

That's how I got started in web development...most of which I do entirely over the Internet.

Another thing you could do is post ads on craigslist (instead of reading and responding to them).

Are you skilled in something that people could use tutoring on?

Can that toturing be done remotely where you control their computer and help them through the Internet?

I did some tutoring too. You might not make much but hey...it will put food on your table when finances are tight.

Have you considered doing telemarketing to businesses from home. Lots of businesses are willing to try people who approach them with a plan to market their products or services through telemarketing from home. They might not initiate such a thing but if you make a proposal some will want to try it.

Skype is a great way to make calls. Even to those who don't use Skype. For $2.95 a month for a subscription you pay monthly (or one month at a time since you can cancel and restart the subscription as many times as you like) you get unlimited calls to regular phones, cell phones, any phone anywhere in North America. Including Canada.

That's $2.95 per month!

These are just some things I have tried in the past that you might want to try yourself.