Yes you can make money online.
Starting in 1995, when I was already old enough for AARP, I was getting too old to work as an electrician because of the onset of arthritis in my left hip. The physical labor required by my job left me exhausted and in pain at the end of each day.
Around that time the Internet was just a baby. I had always been a "computer geek" and saw the potential long before many others and started my own web design company and went on the road, locally, to sell web sites to local business owners. It was slow going because at that time most had no clue or vision about the future growth of the Internet and how it would relate to doing business.
Fortunately I found by first customer on my first day out which encouraged me to continue. That customer is still with me to this day.
My company was founded in 1995 and, though the name has changed a couple of times, the basic business has remained the same. My name is now Stuff Done ( http://www.stuffdone.com ) and I settled on this because I started to do more "stuff" for my customers such as graphics, business cards, brochures, forms etc.
The beauty of this business is that it is location independent. As long as you have a broadband connection, a phone and a mailing address you are in the right place. The old adage about "location, location, location" does not really apply. The Internet is everywhere and so am I.
Of course this type of business requires some computer savvy and a certain proficiency in graphics and HTML programming, but new crops of software make it much easier.
The great part about my business is that I also manage the web servers and charge a monthly hosting fee. Once a web site is done and online, I receive a monthly income from each, often with no more labor in my part aside from an occasional update.
I am not proposing that this is for everyone. Many of my age-peers have never really gotten into computers and may find themselves lost. For those with some abilities and a willingness to learn, there are opportunities to make a few extra dollars working online at home.
For instance, if you are decent at navigating your way about the Internet and are a proficient writer, you could potential earn quite a bit of money doing what is called "SEO" or Search Engine Optimization" for web site owners. This is all about finding other web sites who are willing to place links to the site you are trying to promote. It is also about writing and posting articles online about the subject of those sites with links back to the sites. It is not uncommon to earn $600 or more per month per customer. It is time consuming but sometimes time is what we have in abundance.
Don't fall for some of the "get rich quick" offers. It it sounds too good to be true, it is. Nothing comes free and anything that pays will require some effort.
The Internet truly offers something for everyone from entertainment to news to income possibilities. If you have a computer and are willing to stake a claim you might just find that extra income you need and have fun at the same time. All without leaving your home.
I even have some people making extra bucks just sending me referrals as I pay a finders fee.
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