Earning a legitimate online income is one of the most elusive objectives for most newbies. With the so many online money making schemes, as well as the very expensive courses that claim to teach you how to earn online fast, identifying the best and most legitimate one is almost impossible.

Many people even argue that there is no way one can earn money online legally. However, this is not the case. There are many simple ways you can earn cash online legally.

The very basic legal way is to write articles. There are many websites on the internet that offer opportunities to write and earn. The writing may be on general knowledge articles, website content, blog posts or research and academic articles. Most of these websites are free to join.  No fees are involved, and the only time you get charged a small fee is when you are being paid.

Another simple way of making legitimate income online is affiliate marketing. This is simply selling other peoples products for commissions. What you need to do is sign up with an affiliate network.

Then you identify products therein that you would be interested in promoting. Then go ahead and market these products, and for every sale you bring in, you earn a commission. Some good affiliate networks include paydotcom, amazon and clickbank, among others.

You may also earn online by simple arbitrage. This is simply identifying a service that people frequently search for. You then go ahead and identify people or online companies that offer that same service at a price. Next, set yourself up to offer the same service, only at a higher price than the service provider you identified.

When you get a client who needs the service, you simply take their payment. Then pass on the lower cost to the service provider you identified, and retain the profits. When the job is completed, you pass it back to your client and
everyone is happy. Basically, you are playing the role of a middle man here.

Offering services is also an easy way of making money online. If you are good at graphic design, you can offer graphic design services online. If you have good interpersonal and communication skills, you can offer personal assistant or virtual assistant services online. Basically, anything that you are good at can be offered as a service for pay online. This ranges from simple translation skills, to accounting, medical knowledge and advise, law interpretation, and many other special skills one can have.

To ease your earning process in the internet, make sure to invest in a good website if you can. This helps you to greatly automate your business. It also acts as your virtual office, where people can come to find out more about the goods you sell or the services you offer. With a website, you can also have several income streams. For instance, you can offer your service on your website, while at the same time selling advertising space on the same website. This increases your legitimate online income several fold.

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