But with so many opportunities out there, it can be quite a challenge to settle on one that is easy to do but more importantly pays up right on cue.
Internet opportunities are notoriously rife with many cheaters, people who rip off your hard work and do a runner.
So while examining opportunities you need to pay close attention to the person/company posting that said 'opportunity'.
Try typing 'internet based income' in any one of the search engines and you are bound to end up with a million results or more.
It may surprise you to know that nearly 60% to 70% of that lot are either posted by scamsters or are no-good opportunities, generally the kinds that take their one sweet time to pay you for work done.
Some of them do not even bother to pay you at all and outright cheat you out of your hard work.
So you will need to analyze each and every opportunity independently and even do a research on them.
For starters you can see how long they have been around and if any of them have posted any negative entries about the opportunity on the net.
The Rule of the thumb is that if something sounds too good to be true, in all probability it is.
The sad reality is that as easy it is to make money on the net; it is equally easy to lose money on the net.
From high yield investment programs to sites that charge you for a viable opportunity, there are quite a few creative ways by which you can say 'goodbye' to some of your hard earned cash.
Knowledge is power and the same is true of the Internet, so when selecting an opportunity here are a few things you can do to make sure that you get paid for the work you do.
Try to select an opportunity through an online job portal, in this manner you will have some form of protection should the buyer decide not to pay you for your work.
Check up on the offer and the backgrounds of the person/company offering it.
The online search engines can be used for this purpose, so Googling the company's name or the person's name may net you a few reviews about the subject.
You can use this review to find out more about the person behind the opportunity.
You can also similarly set up an escrow account by which the buyer funds the account prior to the start of the project and the funds get released to you at the successful completion of the same.
There are quite a few sites offering this service for a certain percentage of the funds earned but in the end it is worth it as it offers you a certain amount of protection.
You can make fast money on the net but like any other job, it comes with certain risks.
The benefits far outweigh the risks when it comes to making money on the net.
'Making money online from home' may start to sound like a far-fetched dream especially after reading what I had written above.
But there are quite a few opportunities that you can take without having to worry about things like payments and escrow accounts.
You can always do some paid surveys online as well as free trial offers with your eyes closed, for these opportunities mostly pay up on schedule and to top it, the trial offers often come with demo products/services as well that you can keep.
My number one advice to you is never ever pay for this kind of information.
If a site asks you to pay for anything, turn around and run as fast as you can.
You shouldn't have to pay for free information that is available for free on the internet.
Making an extra $1,000 to $3,000 per month is not unheard of doing paid surveys online.
I myself am between those ranges.
Visit my website to see examples of the checks I get.
Good luck and let me know if you have any questions...