Today Show: Making Easy Money on the Internet
This Morning on the Today Show I chatted about some of the easiest ways you can make money on the internet.
Here are some of the best options:
It's been dubbed as the 'travel revoluion in our spare rooms' and one of the world's biggest online travel phenomena. Founded in 2008 and based in San Fransisco, AIRBNB is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover and book unique accommodations around the world. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, AirBNB connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 33,000 cities, and 192 countries. There are more than 500,000 listings worldwide throug AIRBNB
The way it works: It allows householders to rent out a bed, room or their entire house to visitors for various periods of time. So some hosts are earning thousands of dollars a year. If you've got a spare room in your place - you can rent it our for a price per night, and make lots of money that way, as opposed to having a 'room mate' as such who contributes to the weekly rent.Airbnb has 500,000 listings in 34,000 cities, including tree houses and castles. The site has about 10,000 listings in Australia, 3200 in Sydney. The number of listings has more than doubled in the past year.
Rewards Central is an online rewards program exclusively for Australians, where you can earn rewards and have lots of fun. You earn reward points for online shopping, reading emails, clicking on links and more. Then, once you've got enough points, you can redeam those points for real money, or vouchers or great merchandise. You can also win a share of $10,000 and other great prized by participating in competitions
SELL AND LICENCE YOUR PHOTOS
You can join photo companies like Flickr, Getty Images and iStock and sell and licence your photos through them. You usually need to become a member of these companies first - it takes a moment and won't cost you a thing. Then you can apply to be a contributer and upload samples of your work. Here are some examples of sites where you can sell your photos:
iSTOCK pays contributors a base royalty rate of 15% of each file download. If youy are an exclusive contributor you can earn up to 45%
FLICKR COLLECTION ON GETTY IMAGES: In 2010 Flickr and Getty Images joined forces to create a platform that allowed users to sell their images as royalty free and rights managed stock photos, so now we have the best of both worlds - image sharing and stock sales all in one place. Join by submitting your best work to the Getty Images Call for Artists Group on Flickr and wait for the editors to approve you, then you can start earning 20% royalty on your purchased photos.
SHUTTERSTOCK: With paid contributors for more than 350 million image downloads, Shutterstock is a great microstock website to sell your work - we love the brilliant multidimensional search engines. If you're new to selling your images as stock, be sure to check out their free Contributor Success Guide which has some very handy tips. With Shutterstock you'll earn between $0.25 and $28 each time an image of yours sells, depending on the licence.
A lot of money can be made, simply by entering competitions on popular social media site Instagram. Awards are not always in the form of cash, but also up for grabs are great prizes, holidays, weekend getaways, furniture, sky's the limit!. If you go to STATIGRAM you can look at all the current competitions that are running on Instagram, and then it's as simple as uploading your photo for the competion, hashtagging the competition, and waiting to see if you've won
There are hundreds of competitions posted weekly - you've got nothing to lose by applying!
About Charlie Brown
Charlie Brown is one of Australia's foremost commentators on consumer lifestyle technology. He publishes, produces and hosts CyberShack, is Channel 9's technology expert, and hosts Life & Technology and 2GB and NewsTalk 4BC.
Charlie is able to communicate, educate and inspire a huge audience, without confusing technological jargon.
Life & Technology is on the air Sunday mornings at 10am on 2GB and NewsTalk 4BC.