Making money online is not a get rick quick thing. If anyone tells you that if you purchase this one program for the “insanely low price of $17” and tomorrow you’ll have thousands of dollars in your bank account or 10,000 visitors to your website run as fast as you can the other way.

My wife and I didn’t build our business overnight. It took work. That doesn’t mean that you can’t have faster results that someone else, but in most cases you’ll have to get serious about your online business and build it one step at a time.

However building it one step at time doesn’t help when you need money right now to pay the bills or to get that new Ipad.

Here are some suggestions to make some quicker money:

1. Find some junk to sell on Ebay or Craigslist

Both of these sites make it easy to sell items. There are always people looking to buy your junk so instead of sitting outside all day on a Saturday post an ad on Craigslist or list your item on Ebay so everyone that is looking for that one item can find it.  I’m working on a guide to successful posting on Craigslist so stay tuned for that.

2. Find items at garage sales and sell on Ebay or Craigslist

I’m not one of those people that enjoy going to garage sales, but some people really enjoy it. If you’re one of those people keep your eye out for items that you think would sell on Ebay or Craigslist. With Ebay you can do a search to see if that item has sold recently and for how much. If you don’t know how to do that please let me know and I can do a post on that.

3. Post a service on Craigslist

Do you like to mow lawns? Haul items? Do you have a special skill that people are looking for?

If you do, post it on Craigslist in the services section.

4. Buy on Craigslist and sell on Ebay

This is similar as item #2 except that with Craigslist you can even post an ad saying that you are looking for a particular item. Let’s say that you really enjoy buying and selling baseball cards. Post an ad on Craigslist saying you buy baseball cards. There is a section on Craigslist under the For Sale section called “Wanted.” You can post anything that you are looking to buy. Remember that you actually make money when you buy rather than when you sell so negotiate to where you have room to make a profit. Don’t forget about any fees that Ebay will charge when you sell.

5. Help offline businesses

Have you ever googled a local business only to find that they don’t even have a website or if they do it’s so poor that it’s probably actually hurting their business?

Helping offline business with their online presence is a business model that is becoming very popular. You might say that you don’t know how to build a website or how to advise a business with their online presence. The good news is you don’t have to know it all. It’s called outsourcing.

Jim Cockrum, the #1 most trusted Internet Marketing expert has created a program for this exact business model called Offlinebiz.com.  I encourage you to check it out if you’re interested in pursing this model.

While building a long term online business will take time, there are many ideas to make money quickly. I have only touched on just a few.

What other ideas have you heard about or have done personally?

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