There are lots of opportunities to make money online, but which are the best? This might seem like a simple enough question but there are actually lots of sites out there and it can all depend on what you are capable of doing and what you would like to do in order to make money.

People that make the most money, such as those on rich lists, do not make their money working for other people; but by working or themselves. This means that in theory, in order to make a lot of money online you should start your own business. A lot of people do this, starting with a website and selling their goods or services through the website. They may make money through affiliate links or advertising on a website or blog too. They might also sell things through other sites rather than their own site, in order to make money. This is great if you have the money to invest in stock, website hosting, domain names and web design as well as skills in marketing. Not everyone has this though and may prefer to work for other people instead. It is also risky as if your business does not work out, you could end up losing money rather than making money. Even if you do a lot of research and learning first there is no guarantee that things will work out.

If you want to look for work, then freelance work so probably the best paying. You can pick up projects to do which will usually pay a lump sum per project although some may pay per hour. These span a lot of different skills such as programming and graphic design and it is good to take a look at websites which have jobs like this so that you can see what sort of jobs are available. If you go through a trusted site, they will make sure that you get paid for the work that you do. They can operate an Escrow policy where the employer will deposit the money with the website and once the work is done they will release it to you. This allows the worker to know that the employer has the money available and that they are willing to pay once the job has been done.

If you find that you do not have any required skills or you do not feel like doing larger projects then you can look for smaller jobs. These will not pay so much though, so if you want to make lots of money these will not be so good for you. However, if you do find a lot of jobs and spend a lot of time doing them then you could earn some income from surveys, free lotteries, watching adverts and things like that. The hourly rate is low for these, but they do not need any specific skills, can be a lot of fun and so can serve as entertainment as well as work, which can make them worth the low pay for many.