Everyone is rightly cynical about all the guru-type emails you get filling your inbox. Their schemes are like pyramid schemes. The guy at the top makes money by selling you a scheme that basically consists of selling the scheme to others. The guy at the top has the contacts and money to keep selling even after he has sold it to you. You would never have a chance of making a sale with the “experts” still selling.
This cynicism often extends to all things Internet related. This is not justified. There are ways to genuinely make money online that do not even need you to spend a cent. These all involve work, usually writing of one kind or another.
If you can string a few sentences together you can earn enough online to pay your mortgage. You can post articles onto your own websites, but it takes a lot of work to get visitors. It is easier to make money by posting your articles onto article directory sites that give you a good percentage of the advertising income that your work brings in.
Use your know how to make a little extra money by building a local community site for the area where you live. I have done this for Glanmire where I live in County Cork, Ireland.
You can build a site with free software called WordPress. You can buy a domain name and hosting together for $17 a year. Those are your only expenses. You can tell people about your site using free newspapers, after all this is News.
If you want local businesses to be able to build a page about themselves you will need to upgrade people to “Editor”. Leave the default user status as Subscriber and upgrade people when they send you an email. If you set the default user permissions to Editor your site will soon be snowed under in porn and hate pages.
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