There are many sites where you can potentially make money online. You will find that if you use a search engine there will be lots of options that you could take up. However, it is important to make sure that when you are looking for websites to make money online, that you choose genuine sites that you know will pay you. Sadly there are scam sites out there where you will end up doing work and not being paid for it or paying out money and getting nothing back. You therefore need to make sure that you are signing up to genuine sites where you will be able to make money. There are things that you can check to help you to see whether a site is genuine.

  • Ask friends and family – the best place to get recommendations for anything are your friends and family. They will have very few reasons for being biased when they are giving you feedback about anything. They should also care about you and want to protect you from scam sites and companies. This means that if you do ask them about how they make money online, they are likely to give you honest reviews of the companies that they have used and recommendations for the best ones. Of course, they will not have tried every site and so there may be better ones out there, but it is well worth chatting to them to find out more.
  • Read reviews – online reviews can be a good place to get information about places to earn online. There are many money forums which may have threads about this and there are also money making blogs and websites which may have lists of money making sites. It is a good idea to do a lot of research on these types of forums and sites so that you can learn more. You will be able to find out about what types of sites are available, how different people earn money online and which sites you can trust and which you cannot.
  • Check SSL certificates – an SSL certificate is a document that a company buys which proves their ownership of their domain name. It can therefore show you who is the true owner, which can help you to see if the site can be trusted. If sites deal with money or any sort of personal details they may also have a certificate that will encrypt the data that is sent between you and them. This is especially important if you are sending them bank details and you can see if they have done this by looking for a padlock sign in your browser and an https address.
  • Look at the site in detail – it is wise to have a really good look at the website. You will be able to read the text and see whether you think that it sounds genuine and honest. You can also find out more about how you will be earning money and how you will get paid which will enable you to be able to decide whether you like the look of the site and want to earn money that way.