One of the most popular trends aside from Facebook in cyberspace today is how to make money online. Some people use this as their main source of income while others as a way to earn cash on the side.

If you’re looking for ideas on how to do this yourself, here are 8 Quick ways to Make Money

1. Make money by doing quick tasks.

There are plenty of sites like Mechanical Turk and KeyForCash that pay you for doing certain tasks for clients. Tasks may include: writing and rewriting articles, filling up surveys, tweet sentiment analysis, business card encoding and website classifications.

2. Make money through surveys.

Another popular way is to fill out surveys; there are plenty of companies these days that actually pay to hear your opinion. All you need is about 10-15 minutes to answer the survey forms. Do  an Internet search of legitimate sites offering cash for your answers on their surveys.

3.  Sell something online.

OK, so you have plenty of things lying about your house right now, or gadgets that you no longer need and would benefit others. Why not post them up on sites like Craigslist and Ebay? Instead of just tossing them in the trash, consider selling them. You’ll be surprised at all the things you can actually make cash out from.

4.  Get paid to be a mystery shopper.

Everybody loves shopping, when we shop however, we spend money, but what if you can take your passion for shopping and your keen hunting skills and get paid to be a mystery shopper? This is starting to become a very popular way for women to earn money on the side. To be a mystery shopper however, you’ll need to be ready to give a review or feedback on your experience by completing a detailed report.

5. Be a virtual assistant.

A virtual assistant is like an online secretary that does all kinds of administrative tasks, very much like your own personal secretary except the “making coffee” part and being in an office environment. If you have a background on things like these, this will be an easy job for you. Do a search for companies that will allow you to post your skills and resume.

6. Be a social media manager.

If you are techie and just love spending your time on social media sites, you can actually take your love for it and turn it into a money-making endeavor. There are numerous online businesses that need a social media manager whose task is to create and manage content for their Facebook and Twitter. Add Pinterest and Instagram to that list too. So if you love social media, then this might just be the perfect gig for you.

7. Get paid by posting in forums.

Believe or not there are actually forums that are willing to pay people to keep their sites active. It may seem weird, but it is true. All you need is just to be interactive and open for intellectual conversations with other posters from the boards. If you have plenty of things on your mind about a particular topic, find a forum that pays you to share it.

8. Write, write, write!

If you are an aspiring author, why not put your writing skills into use by writing for webpage owners. There are countless sites that actually pay people to create content for them, freelance and fulltime. Post your resume, prepare your samples and do your magic!

If you know where to look, there are actually countless ways to make money online. Just be careful to keep an eye out to see which are legitimate. Work smart and hard and you’ll definitely earn more money!