There are some basic things that you need to know about earning income online. Too often, there are
rumors about people making thousands of dollars a day. Fair warning: these are rumors, most of them are
not based in fact! For those who think that online money making opportunities are going to make them rich
fast, forget about it! Most people who work online barely make a minimum wage when you consider the number
of hours they put into their tasks.
When approaching online opportunities always think about them in conjunction with long-term goals. Generally
speaking, most legitimate online opportunities are based on working today and collecting residual earning
tomorrow. This is contrary to what most of us expect about "work" since we normally go in and put
in our time and get a paycheck when we complete our work week.
Not all opportunities are created equal
While there are many opportunities to earn money from home and save for your home down payment, it is
important to recognize that not all opportunities are the same. Some people who have specific skills may
have doors open to them that might not be available to everyone. Some examples:
Freelance writer - those who have a knack for writing compelling content, news releases and website
content may do very well as a freelance writer. Even those who have strong editing skills can team up with
writing sites and earn money editing.
Photographers - There are several opportunities available to those with great photography skills.
There are many sites such as iStockphoto and other similar sites that offer opportunities for selling high-quality
Coders - People who are good at coding may find great success in developing websites, plugins or even
applications for iPhones. These skills may provide a good part-time income for those who are interested in
saving money for a home down payment.
There are a number of worthwhile ways to save money for home down payments. Determining which ones will
benefit you most in the short-term and in the long-term can have a beneficial impact on your dreams of
owning your own home.
Like this article and want to make money online? Don't forget to check out the next article in this series,
Exploring Your Freelance Options.
When you're done with that one, you'll also want to check out the final article in this series about
Earning Residual Income.
Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy!
This article is written by guest author Doreen Martel exclusively for Save For House.