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Nearly everyone dreams of being able to earn money by simply being online.

Over the years, thousands of sites have cropped up only to disappear once more.

But some have survived.

Here are a few sites that offer a way for you to earn money online that have been around longer than almost all of the rest!

1. eBay

eBay was originally founded in 1995 by Pierre Omidyar to create the perfect marketplace to buy and sell things. Since that time it’s gone through many changes, grown across many countries worldwide, as well as expanding the number of categories that it originally offered. Rates for auction type and timing may vary; however, it is possible to earn good money on eBay if you like auctions. Many users are able to comfortably support themselves through what they sell on the site.

2. ClixSense

One of the oldest paid to click (also referred to as P2C or PTC) sites, which will pay you for every click. The rate is 0.02 for every website visited. This income is paid out every month. There is no charge to register and you can begin earning money immediately. You do have to provide your PayPal information upon signup so that your funds can be sent to you.

3. Upwork (Formerly Elance + Odesk)

If you have dreams of being able to make a living from home on your computer, Upwork, formerly known as Elance, may be the way to go for workers who want to be a part of the gig economy. Businesses post jobs looking for writers, programmers, graphic artists and a host of other professions.

4. Amazon

Amazon was founded in 1995 by Jeff Bezos to offer a unique way to sell books. Now Amazon offers myriad ways for people to earn money through their Amazon Associates program. You can feature products from Amazon on your website and gain a percentage for each item sold. You can also sell your own books or publish your own with royalties paid through their Kindle or print-on-demand programs.

5. Nielsen

You know all about Nielsen ratings for television. But did you know that they have them for the Internet as well? You can win cash rewards just for surfing the Internet. Each month, more than 400 members of the site can win prizes in their $10,000 monthly sweepstakes! The longer you stay on the site and participate, the greater your chances are to win!

6. Ebates

Begun in 1998, Ebates works over 2,000 online merchant sites offering coupons and cash back to its members. Members simply shop at their favorite stores and are paid back a percentage of their purchases each quarter. Payments are made via PayPal or members who sign up can receive a physical check in the mail.

7. Bingomania

Online gaming and bingo sites are a great way to potentially earn extra cash quickly. Of course, there are risks involved so you wouldn’t want to spend money you couldn’t afford to lose, but you could potentially earn some extra cash. One of the longest running sites on the web is Bingomania. This site features not just bingo, but a number of casino games such as roulette, blackjack, and lottery type games. There are tournaments and daily cash bonuses offered for various games. Members get $100 free in casino cash just for signing up!

8. CashCrate

CashCrate has been around for a long time. Members are encouraged to try products, take surveys and participate in PTC programs around the web. Minimum payout is $20 paid out the 20th of each month. Members are encouraged to post a picture of the checks they receive on CashCrate’s payment wall.

9. SurveySpot

This company was founded in 1997 and provides a place for users to take online surveys and be paid for it. Members make 50 points per survey and can cash out once they reach 1,000 points. Members are eligible to win cash prizes of $250 and more each month. Payments are made through PayPal.

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