Need to save up for something? Can’t wait to get it? Have a lot of free time? If you’re looking to make extra income with some work provided—why not work in the comfort of your computer? Here are 5 ways to make money online.
1. Writing online
Oh look. What am I doing right now? Writing online is a great way to gain extra money if you’re good at playing with words. A lot of companies are looking for people to write articles, essays, stories, product descriptions, reviews and everything else that is considered literature. Who wouldn’t want to make money out of blogging? Some pay you on the amount of words, the hours spent on making it, or per document made. A few examples of websites hiring freelance writers are: paypercontent.net, essays.ph, hubpages.com, and constant-content.com.
2. Answer surveys
If however, you aren’t really good at expressing yourself in a formatted way. How about getting paid for your opinions? Answering surveys is probably the easiest way to get money off the internet. It may take you a long time to actually get big cash but if you have a lot of free time, then why not use it wisely to earn money. A lot of companies are in need of opinion from customers and there are a lot of websites that compile all these unanswered surveys. Just keep checking on those boxes and boom; you get money for each survey you complete. Some websites you can visit for this type of job are: paid-surveys-at-home.com, vivatic.com, swagbucks.com, opinionpanel.co.uk.
3. Play games
Don’t know how to express yourself AT ALL? Then play games and get paid. A lot of companies need beta testers to check out the first version of their game. You review the game and tell them about bugs or things they can improve in their game. Some just ask you to play addictive arcade games and accumulate money there and exchange it for real money. You get to enjoy yourself and get paid! Here are a few websites where you can play to get paid: worldwinner.com, exodus3000.com, secondlife.com, playandwin.co.uk, and paidgameplayer.com.
4. Sell your old stuff
If you can’t express yourself and can’t play games, we still have a solution for you! If you have any clothes that don’t fit you anymore, toys you don’t play with anymore, or basically things just stuffed in your attic that still function; then sell them online. All you have to do is take a good picture of it, sell it at a fair price, ship it to the customer, and then you get money. I’m sure we all know the traditional shopping sites: amazon.com, facebook.com, and ebay.com. Bonus sites: swappa.com and bonanza.com.
5. Freelance work
If none of the ways above still fit you… well how about look for a job about your skill? There are a lot of websites that hire freelancers for different kinds of jobs. Programming, transcription, graphic design, virtual assistants, or simply just data entry. No matter what it is you do I’m sure you can find something within your capability. Sure, there may be a lot of people already doing this, but the jobs clients are giving are endless! One good website I know is upwork.com, but here are some others you can check out: toptal.com, freelancer.com, guru.com, and peopleperhour.com.
Now I haven’t had the chance of signing up to all of these websites yet. So if ever you try them out tell me how the experience was.
Before doing any of these means make sure you already have a payment method set. Keep your head cool and be patient. Enjoy what you do and always remember to smile. All you need is internet and patience. Are you going to try and make money online? Are you already doing one of these ways? Tell me about it in the comments.
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