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Technology has opened up a number of ways for the average person to make more money than just working the traditional nine to five. Here we are going to look at some of the options available to you if you are one of those people looking to increase your finances from the comfort of your own home, armed with little more than a computer and a good internet connection. Before we start, this is not a blog advising you on how to make money but rather a way of demonstrating the options that are out there. Your money is a personal thing and how you make it and spend it should be a decision made by you.

Blogging

First of all, let’s start by using the skills that you have and can learn quickly. Blogging is a good way to get yourself being creative, utilizing your own knowledge and making money. You might not be sure if you have anything to say, well think about who you are and your life experience. In there somewhere will be a topic that readers will want to engage with and that is the first step in starting your blog. Having an idea and understanding what makes it special will be the initial breakthrough you need to get writing. Now there are several steps between starting a blog and making money, but we going to jump ahead to the cash.

Blogging allows you to make money in a variety of ways, but the most popular when you are first starting out will be through advertising, in particular, pay-per-click (PPC) and cost-per-impression (CPM). The former here will pay you a small sum per click on a banner advert, while the latter pays a fixed sum per set number of impressions – for example, if you have 1000 people reading your blog then you will have a set figure agreed that you will get paid for reaching that number.

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Investments

If you have some money to speculate with, then accumulating through investments might be the best way for you to go. Quite often people are scared off from the investment markets because of the wild style of films representing the industry like Wolf of Wall Street, but in reality technology has made investing in different markets much more accessible.

There are different types of investments you can explore, and one of those is buying and selling currency. This is known as the Forex market and relies on the fluctuations in the exchange rates between different foreign currencies to make money. Once again, we are looking at how technology has made making money easier than ever before and this market is no different. Accessible programs like MetaTrader 4 make it easier for you when you are getting started by allowing you to use automation to track the markets that you want to invest in.

Similar to blogging, there are other steps involved before you start seeing a return on your investment. But nobody ever said money was easy to come by, however thanks to tech it is easier to access.

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