Are you having problems making ends meet at the end of the month? If you are like most people, the cost of gas, groceries, utilities and health care are going up, but your income is not. So you are looking for ways to bring in extra money each month. A lot of people will just go out and get a second job to make ends meet. But why do you want to kill yourself working two jobs when there may be a solution for you at home? A lot of people have started making money online, using their home computer. Read on to discover how this can be done and if it is right for you.

First of all, if you think that you can get rich overnight working from home, you are dead wrong. I know there are a lot of hyped up ads and late night infomercials that promise instant wealth. They are lying to you. Making money online takes time and a lot of work. So if you are a self-starter and disciplined, you can make extra money from home using your computer. Now let's take a look at how it can be done.

Let me get the first two options out of the way. EBay is a good way to start. You can set up a seller's account and sell off household items that you do not use anymore. This is a good way to make extra money, but it also teaches you valuable lessons in writing attractive ads, dealing with customers and other small business related matters. It's a great way to get your feet wet and learn a few things with little or no risk to you.

The next option is online surveys. There are a ton of online survey sites that will pay you for taking a survey. Just be aware that you will not make a lot of money doing this at first. In fact, some survey sites pay in points for you to spend later on there overpriced junk or they will pay you by entering your name in a sweepstakes each month. Surveys are easy to do but you will not get rich doing them.

Now, if you have a talent for writing, then you may want to check out Elance or some of the other bid for jobs sites on the Internet. You can make some decent money doing contract writing jobs. But you are in competition with a lot of other writers for hire, so it may take a while to get your reputation built up enough to make good money. The same goes for web design and other technical jobs. There are bidding sites for just about anything related to the Internet. So if you have a talent, start getting paid for it.

Another idea to make money from the Internet is to sell information. People are constantly looking for information to solve their problems. You can supply them with the information that they need by either buying resale rights of eBooks or articles or selling them or you can create your own information products to sell. If you create your own information product you can put it on click bank and have affiliates promote it for you. The affiliates get a percentage of every sale, but your product will get tons of exposure.

So to sum it up, if you are serious about learning how to make money online, it's going to require a lot of research. You will not get rich overnight and it will require a lot of work on your part. Especially in the beginning. But just imagine how great it will feel when you are able to pay your bills and have some money left over. Who knows, you may become so successful online that you will be able to quit your day job. Other people have done it. Why not you?

Source by Terry Edwards