With the current state of the global economies it is no surprise that many people are searching for other sources of income to help boost their current financial situation. But with this drastic increase in the amount of people searching for methods to create an extra income online has also lead to a drastic increase in the number of scammers and scam websites on the internet. This has made it that much harder to actually find a legitimate method of making money online, and has lead many people who are inexperienced with making money online to question as to whether making money online is actually possible without running the risk of losing all their money to scammers! Well, in short the answer is yes, it is completely possible to make a sustainable extra income online as long as you're clever in the ways you go about it. In this article I am going to cover the very basics of determining whether a method of making money online is: a) viable b) legal and c) value for time or money.