1. Ebay Brings buyers and sellers together from all over the world. It allows people to buy and sell almost anything that is legal. Used clothes, jewelry, sports memorabilia, clocks, cosmetics, and anything you can think of can be sold on ebay.com. New sellers can very easily get started by going through their closets and garages for things to unload on ebay. They have a feedback system which applies to rating mostly sellers. This system allows sellers to design comprehensive listings to sell products in both the fixed price, “Buy It Now” and auction format. Ebay takes a small percentage of every sale made from their website. Also, ebay charges certain other fees for listing items for sale. You will need to set up a free PayPal account, in order to send and receive payments through ebay.
2. Craigslist This is an internet based classified ads site, that allows you to post ads for products and services to sell. It is also an option used for finding a job, buying or selling real estate, finding a roommate, etc. Unlike selling on ebay or amazon.com, it is completely free to post ads and sell stuff. There are no listing fees, no final value fees when your stuff is sold and no PayPal fees (unless you use PayPal to collect payment). Many people use Craigslist to find stuff for dirt cheap and then resell the stuff on ebay or somewhere else. Craigslist dealers need to be extra vigilant, though. I think that most people that use Craigslist don’t experience major problems. However, there is a small percentage of crazy people out there who will try to rob and scam Craigslist users. So watch out.
3. Yahoo! Voices (formerly associated content) : This is revenue sharing website that pays content providers that submit content. It is part of the Yahoo Contributor Network. Writers don’t have to be a master of the English language to write for this website, either. You can earn residual income by writing about subjects that you are knowledgeable in. Content providers can receive upfront payments for accepting certain assignments and/or “periodic performance payments” based on page views. All payments are sent through PayPal. It is free to join this website.
4. HubPages: A writing platform that allows content providers to write about and publish almost anything. It is completely free to join. Writers may earn money in many ways including, through HubPages earnings program, Google Adsense, Amazon affiliates program, ebay affiliates program, contests, etc. HubPages pays its contributors through PayPal. Adsense payments are made separately from Google, Inc. Hubpages also has paid Apprenticeship program for good writers that want to improve their skills at producing content for Hubs.
5. Fiverr This is an interesting website that allows sellers to post a “gig” for $5. The seller receives $4 out of the $5 and Fiverr receives $1. Sellers receive payment from Fiverr within 48 hours of completing gigs. The money can then be transferred to a PayPal account or a Fiverr Revenue Card. People may post ordinary gigs or services or they may post some bizarre, outlandish, and specialized services that they are willing to complete for willing buyers. One of the beauties of Fiverr is that it allows you to start with little or no experience, be extremely creative and gain exposure.
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