Many people have realized that they can turn their computer into a money making machine. There are many ways you can make legitimately good money with your computer. This article will show you several affordable ways to make legitimately good money online.

Sell Products or Services Online

You can set up an online store to sell a wide variety of products. However, it will cost you few thousands dollars to start an e-store. One way to start a legitimate online home based business with minimum capital is deal with drop ship wholesalers. So how drop shipping works?

- A drop ship distributor is a wholesale company that will ship one product directly to your customer.
- You do not need to pay for an item unless it is sold.
- You do not store any inventory.
- You do not package and ship merchandise.
- Your customer pays the retail price for the product to you and you pay the cost of the product to the drop ship distributor. The difference is your profit.

Drop shipping system makes it affordable for anyone to start a legitimate online home based business due to the benefits it offers. eBay is the best place for you to start selling your products with drop shipping system. One strategy you can try is sell the similar items to the one that have attracted several bids in eBay. For instance, say you have opened an account with a cell phone drop ship dealer and ready to sell cell phone on eBay. You found that a Nokia 8810 cell phone have attracted 7 bids, so what you can try to do is list the similar item immediately with lowest price possible. Of course, there is no guarantee that you will make any money with this strategy. There are many more auction selling ideas you can find from the Internet which can help you make a steady income on eBay.

Be a Freelancer

There are many freelance job websites consist of a long list of freelance job contracts. These freelance sites usually offer the following jobs:

1) IT jobs (web-design, Jawa, PHP, script-installation, programming, graphic design and so on)
2) Writing & Editing Jobs
3) Administrative support (Data entry) & accounting services.

You may join several freelance websites for free and start bidding for the projects and contracts that are right for you. You can also make legitimately extra money online writing articles and essays. There are places and websites where you can sell your articles and essays for a price anywhere between $5 to 25 per article. Furthermore, there are forums and blogs offer to pay anyone who post message and article to their websites.

Be an Affiliate

Affiliate makes legitimately good money online by selling other people's stuff. An affiliate earns commission whenever someone sent by him/her to his/her merchant's website makes a purchase. Clickbank is one of the best places you can find an affiliate program to join because it is the largest e-book store and contains a ton of merchants looking for people to sell their e-books. The main task of affiliates is promote and advertise their merchants' websites (affiliate links). One method to promote Internet based affiliate program is advertise on Google. To advertise on Google you will first need to open a Google AdWords account. You can start advertise on Google immediately. Your cost of advertising is calculated in pay-per-click basis. Meaning Google will only charge you whenever someone clicks your text ad.

Paid Online Survey

Taking paid online survey from home is an easy way to make legitimately good money online as you do not need any special skills and knowledge to complete paid online survey job. In order to increase the money you can earn, you need to join as many market research and survey companies as possible. However you cannot expect how much money you will make monthly because you have no idea when a paid online survey invitation will send to your mail box. Thus it is not an ideal way to make a wage but a great way to make some extra income online for paying your monthly bills.

Author's Bio: 

Alexander Gorbachev owns the Home Business Resource Directory where you can find everything you will ever need to start, run and grow a home business at: Learn-Home-Business.com