Work From Home
Posted 22 July 2011 - 09:57 PM
If you do find something legit (that works), let us know??? Lol..
God gave us two ends, one to think with, n one to sit on.. Success depends on which one u use.. Heads u win, tails u lose..
Posted 22 July 2011 - 10:48 PM
Best way I've learned to make money online is by selling digital items. I make 3D models of various objects and sell them on Turbo Squid. It was something I kind of branched off into after school for Game Art and Design. I sold my head! Well, once. It's free now. I've made a few other architectural items like lamps and windows, which have sold for a couple bucks a piece. It's definitely NOT a cash cow, but I enjoy the artwork of it and if I can make a few pennies on the side, that's cool too.
There are some other ways you can make money online with advertising. Some people silicate advertising space on their webpages, but you have to have an immense amount of traffic to be successful at it. Say, for instance, that you have a social website or popular blog site with so many hits per month. Someone will pay you money to display their ad on your site, and in turn you receive something like 10 cents for every "hit" when someone clicks it. Problems are, do you have a popular website? And secondly, how many times do people click on an ad banner? That's what most online "kits" teach. And the people selling you this kit are the ones holding their checks... which they earned from people buying their kits.
My free head: http://www.turbosqui...3d-model/602043
Sold for a whopping $10 once! And I made $4.80 after TurboSquid's take. BUT!!! If you make something that can be sold numerous times, it's rights-free, and numerous people can buy it over and over again. My husband, for instance, is also a digital artist and had an internship for a medical company. He created a 3D model of a heart and a uterus during this job, and was able to resell it online about 40 times and $50 a pop over the last 2 years. If he'd stayed his course and made more models, it could have been a substantial amount. When you watch shows like Medical Discovery, they use a lot of 3D models to demonstrate things. Most of the models are made by independent artists. Schools and Universities also teach a lot of their courses online and are in need of visual presentations. We never know who buys the model, but think about how many things are done through a digital medium now a days. Movies, video games, television, online courses... It could be an extremely profitable job, but there's never an instant gratification. I leaned more towards the video game medium and worked on several mod-projects, which is just a small team of gamers that want to create something. I figure if there's a small game company looking to keep their expenses low, would they hire an artist at $12/hour, or buy a 3D model online for $5. On the opposite side of the spectrum, I'm not making $12 an hour, but if my model sells 10 times, those 6 hours it took to create it were paid for. And there's no end to it. The job doesn't end. It may sell 100 times in a month, or once in 10 years. Another "problem" could be complete non-recognition. I chose to sell my head model for a few bucks, and now it's free to download. Anyone is free to use it for whatever they choose. Someone could attach it to a naked body and make virtual porn! Or, for the models like a street lamp or window could easily be imported into a game that sells millions! And I'd only get pennies. Highly doubt it, but it would be nice to be mentioned in the credits somewhere.
Then there's the other types of "online work" where you sell things on auction sites or Amazon. Garage sales, yard sales, flea markets... pick up things that are super cheap and then sell them online. I've done this from the scrap computer parts we acquire at work. LCD screens, laptop keyboards, screws, hard drives, disk drives, ect... sell em, ship em.
Edited by The Black Sheep, 22 July 2011 - 11:20 PM.
Posted 03 August 2011 - 12:06 AM
I was also going to suggest digital art. Black Sheep described this quite well. Another avenue is photo retouching. Some photographers like to take photos but not muck about selecting shots and retouching them. This is a great skill to have. You'd probably need training in Photoshop, Lightroom or some other application like that. Then, lots of practice. However, if you could sell your skill to various photographers, you could do well in that sort of business.
I'd stay away from the get-rich-quick schemes. There's always a hitch and you end up spending more than you'd make.
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