Unfortunately, there are not many people that find themselves forging a career at something they enjoy doing. However, though a lifestyle of the rich and famous will remain beyond the reach of most of us, there are certain steps to generating some extra cash whilst having fun that we all can try.

We all use the internet of course – that’s how you found this article in the first place. One way that many of us increasingly use this most powerful of tools is through social networking sites. They do not just have to be for keeping in touch with loved ones however; there is money to be made!

Creating applications, and getting advertising on any pages created, are just two ways that popular social networking sites can generate income. Whilst if you have a high number of friends, advertising things you want to sell on your updates is a lot more cost effective than many other trading sites.

Affiliate schemes are another great way to make money online, though perhaps not as great as they once were. However, with many sites advising you which are hot, and those which are not; it is certainly worth dipping a toe in the water.

And then of course there are the legions of people that make money blogging. We all have something to say, and of course, things are always better out in the open than locked up inside anyway. So vent your spleen, attract people to the site, and get advertising.

Many people have made a name for themselves with their blogs and, as a direct result, gone on to forge respectable and profitable careers. This is not to say the same will happen to you of course, but anything that shows passion and relevance is sure to attract a following to tap into.

The internet dominates life in general these days, but certain traditional methods should not be ruled out. Stocks and shares will always generate income if researched in the right way; so speculating in some investing books could be the key. Or accessing the rich vein of content online again of course!

The above are all known to make money. However, they are not known to guarantee money is made. These are ways that you can have fun, and make money, but that does not mean you do not have to work for it. Whether or not that feels like work well; that is entirely up to you.

About Ryan Perry

Ryan Perry has taken his 10+ years of business ownership and hands-on marketing skills and focused them on online marketing. In April of 2009, he started Simple Biz Support with an emphasis on Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Ryan is propelling local business websites to the top of Google, Yahoo and Bing resulting in increased market exposure and revenue for his clients using a variety of internet marketing tools including blogs, article submissions and video. Additionally, Ryan speaks and vlogs (video blogs) about internet marketing, educating business owners how to effectively use various SEO tools and techniques to promote their business on the internet. Ryan currently resides in Santa Rosa, CA. Connect with Ryan on Google+