Ten Ways to Make Money Online and Earn Good Income

The Internet offers great moneymaking opportunities for Individuals with computer knowledge and skills required to thrive in this online medium. There are a number of ways to earn money online but the ten best possible ways to earn money online are:

1. Internet Marketing

A recent study by Jupiter Research confirms what many savvy Internet marketers have known for a while: Affiliate marketing has become one of the top business opportunities online because the start-up costs are so low and the income you generate can be mind-blowing. Affiliate marketing involves having your own site and sending your traffic to someone else’s site to buy their products or services. For every sale initiated by a link from your site, you earn a percentage–an affiliate sales commission. Affiliate marketing can be done on a part-time basis, and many are so successful that they’ve made it their full-time job. Equally exciting, you can get in the game in just a few hours. But how successful you are is based on the amount of time and effort you devote. A product called GSniper has been used by thousands to make a semi-passive income online.

2. Selling Photography

For those who believe that their photography skills can impress anyone, the possibility exists to sell photos online and earn money. There are numerous stock photography agencies present online, which help you sell your photos online. These agencies offer great incentives and income opportunities to budding photographers. The amount is paid on a per-download basis to these photographers after getting the royalty payment rights from them. This is a very useful way to earn money online if you have the required skill set.

3. Message Boards

Several message boards have many visitors to their sites. These message boards are dependent on regular contributions from the forum members to keep the community alive and the conversation growing. As the message boards get popular, there are chances that more members that are new will join the forum and get their queries solved or contribute towards the discussion. The most popular message boards are able to get advertisers to sponsor their site, allowing the moderator a chance to earn some money.

4. Social Networks

Similar to message boards, popular YouTube channels are able to attract sponsors to support their sites.  Facebook and Twitter allow small businesses to market their products and services.  With the endless reach of these social networks if you, as a sole proprietor, can attract customers on these networks, the income potential is unlimited.  Another avenue to sell pictures online is through your Instagram account.  One gentleman made $15,000 in one day selling his pictures!

5. Completing Surveys

Filling out surveys is another way to earn money online. The thought of completing market research surveys may seem like a very boring activity, but the opportunities to earn money in this type of work are endless. There are thousands of research groups online who are willing to pay you for your opinion. For each survey completed you earn points or money which can be withdrawn once the threshold is reached.

6. Become a Blogger

Another great way to earn money online is through blogs. This is another way for you to be paid for expressing your opinion.  There are two ways of going about blogging:  create your own blog with your own content or set up a sponsored blog where you write reviews about products for companies wanting to promote their business. You are responsible for locating sponsors for your original blog. The companies you review will pay you for providing favorable opinions about their products.

7. Freelance Opportunities

The internet provides a platform for freelancers to earn money by selling their services online. Popular jobs include writing, programming, graphic design, and various types of training. There are many websites where buyer posts their requirements for a particular assignment and freelancers can bid for that assignment. The buyer then selects the service provider for the assignment and assigns the task to them. This is a very safe way to earn money online and is a win-win proposition for everyone involved.

8. Online Betting

Online gambling sites provide a virtual environment in which players can use their credit cards, or other deposit method, to set up an online bankroll and take part in some truly exciting gambling from their home. They offer the same games you’ll find in any brick and mortar casino, such as sports betting, slot machines, craps, blackjack, roulette, lottery, video poker, and keno. Some sites even provide software that allows you to play live poker against other real opponents from around the world. This carries the same inherent risks as real gambling.

9. Online Business

The simplest way of using the internet to make money is by establishing a business presence on the Internet.  Selling, marketing, and advertising your business’s goods and services can prove to be very lucrative. The Internet has leveled the playing field by lowering barriers to entry, making competition tougher and differentiation more important than ever.  Selling products on the internet through online shopping portals, virtual auction sites, or on your own website provides the potential for a great income for anyone who has something nice to sell to perspective customers online. This is ideal for generating the required amount of revenue on a long-term basis and is the simplest of moneymaking options available online.

10. Computer Games

You can make serious money playing computer games. And you don’t even need to be that good. It’s called gameplay streaming.  Streaming is uploading your live gameplay to an online video-streaming service such as Amazon’s Twitch or Google’s You Tube. As video gets streamed to your audience, they get to comment, chat with you and share it with their friends, thus increasing the number of followers. You get to reply, share in the fun and show off your best moves. Money you can make is derived from viewers’ donations and cut-in from the ad revenue, which varies from service to service. There are examples of players making $3,000 to $10,000 a month.

Approximately 2 billion people throughout the world regularly use the Internet, and that number continues to grow. For many, the Internet is an integral part of everyday life, whether it’s looking up information or connecting with friends or networking with associates. When you think of the unlimited possibilities, learning how to make money online through Internet marketing makes a lot of sense.

Jeremiah E. Burke High School

The Jeremiah E. Burke High School is located at 60 Washington Street in the Grove Hall Section of Dorchester, MA.  In 1995, it found itself in the unenviable position of becoming the first Massachusetts public high school in recent memory to lose accreditation. Five million dollars and four year later, it regained its accreditation in 1998.  In addition, the building received a nearly $50 million renovation to accommodate both school programs and the community.

Of the 603 9-12 graders that attended the Burke during the 2013-2014 school year, 75.3% were African –American, 19.9% were Hispanic, 2% were White, and 0.8% were Asian. 53.9% of the student were male and 46.1% were female.  71.1% were classified as low-income.

Their mission and expectation for student learning  is to encourage a rigorous pursuit of academic excellence and  social development to promote life-long learning and realize the personal goals and ambitions of all  students. Our goal as a diverse community of faculty, staff, parents, community and business partners is to provide students with learning experiences that foster the love of learning through the cultivation of critical thinking skills and effective problem-solving abilities that they can implement in their everyday lives. Graduates of the Jeremiah E. Burke High School will be competent and informed, able to function successfully in an increasingly technologically advanced society, sufficiently prepared for a wide variety of post-secondary pursuits.

According to the Burke’s 2013-2014 School Report Card, personalized learning in longer teaching blocks with specialized academies leads to strong relations between students and staff. Solid partnerships support academic and enrichment programs. City Year Corps members provide near peer mentoring. Innovative teaching practices are in place. BTR & RBT trained teachers lead and support classroom instruction, Curriculum and training by John Hopkins University and Diploma now. The workshop model is used in every classroom as the model of instruction with focus on scaffolding and differentiation. Student learning is optimized in smaller class size with more than one adult in most cases. UMass Boston offers Urban Scholars and Project Reach programs, Benjamin Franklin, Bunker Hill and Roxbury Community Colleges also provide our students with afterschool learning opportunities, including dual enrollment. Our new partnership with Verizon offers SAT prep support in a mobile lab using online software and tutors from Northeastern University. The Red & Blue foundation operates a student center that provides academic support to our athletes during and beyond school hours. Private Industry Council and Quantum Opportunities work with students around youth development strategies and practices around job based skills and placement. Village Automotive and Keys to Success rewards for performance, regular on-time attendance. The Calderwood Foundation funds a literary magazine showcasing student’s writing and art work. Our partnerships with Boston College School of Mental Health and Simmons College afford us the means to provide counseling services to all students. The school offers transformation opportunities for students, including travel to other states and countries, retreats and overnight camping trips.

Despite the school’s efforts and partnerships, it remains a Level 4 school.  A Level 4 School is one that is among the lowest achieving and least improving schools with a persistently low graduation rate. Their SAT Reasoning Test scores are substantially below those of the cumulative City of Boston scores as well as those of the entire Commonwealth.

There are certainly bright spots at the Burke – Tim Ferris spoke to an entrepreneurial class in 2014, their multimedia/gaming program for students who have an interest in Multimedia, Engineering or Gaming Design, and a Marine Corp J.R.O.T.C program. Hopefully the success and excitement around these programs can expand throughout the remaining curriculum.


Mather Elementary School

As America’s first public elementary school – established in 1639 – the Mather Elementary School is highlighted on the Dorchester, MA Guide.  I thought it appropriate to review the school in greater detail.

The Mather Elementary School is located at 24 Parish Street on historic Meeting House Hill.  It accommodates students from kindergarten -5th grades. For the 2012-2013 school year, their total enrollment was 598 students of which 50.7% were boys and 49.3% were girls.  39.6% of the student body was Black (Cape Verdean, Caribbean, African American), 21.9% were Hispanic, 4.2% were White, and 30.6% were Asian.  42.5% of their students were English Language Learners. Given the proximity of the school to the nexus of the city’s Vietnamese population, the Mather has accommodated these students with Vietnamese Sheltered English Instruction.  This is a program that provides classrooms with specially trained teachers that teach in the native tongue until students are able to do their coursework in English whereupon they are transferred to English language classrooms.

Despite the programs, facilities and partnerships at their disposal, the Mather Elementary School finds itself as a Level 3 School.  Level 3 schools are among the lowest 20% relative to other schools in their grade span statewide and have one or more subgroups of students that are among the lowest performing 20% of subgroups relative to all subgroups statewide, among other criteria. This is reflected in the MCAS (Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System) scores. In 2013, 70% of grade 3 students were needs improvement or warning/failing in English Language Arts, as was 75% of 4th graders and 64% of 5th graders.  55% of grade 3 students were needs improvement or warning/failing in Math, as was 73% of 4th graders and 51% of 5th graders.  89% of 5th graders were needs improvement or warning/failing in Science, the first year in which the science exam is taken.

In spite of these results, or perhaps because of them, the Mather Elementary School offers opportunities for enrichment activities and homework help both before school (7:30-9:00am) and after school (3:30-5:30pm).  The onsite enrichment programs include

  •  America SCORES (after school soccer and literacy program)
  • 3 Point Foundation Basketball
  • BOKS
  • Boston City Singers
  • Brookline Literacy Partnership
  • City Sprouts Science Club
  • Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts
  • Dance with Books
  • DEA Dance
  • Girl Scouts
  • Mather Before & After School Program
  • Piano and guitar lessons
  • Saturday Scholars (HOPE Worldwide)
  • Strong Women Strong Girls
  • Tae Kwon Do
  • Urban Voices
  • Vietnamese Heritage Club
  • Winsor School Tutoring

The Mather Elementary School boasts an active Parent Council.  Members of the Parent Council connect regularly with the Boston School Committee and have engaged in several letter writing campaigns to help retain funding to save teacher positions, as well as hire a librarian, and include sibling grandfathering in the new zoning plans.

If you are interested in helping the Mather Elementary School, consider donations of

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Kleenex
  • Number 2 Pencils
  • Multi-purpose copy paper
  • Box of crayons
  • Spiral bound or Composition notebooks
  • Gift cards from Staples/Target/Office Max/Michael’s

The Mather Elementary School has created a happy community that allows them to live out their mission of Educating and empowering all children to reach their potential through academic and socially enriching experiences. Best of luck to them.