The internet has opened up the realms of opportunity wide when it comes to earning money, even in the form as a side income. If you are finding that you would like another stream of income, therefore, either because you are not earning quite as much as you’d hope from your main income or because you wish to build on something that means you can stop doing your main job, there are many options out there. In the following post we are going to highlight a few of our favorites.
Do you like giving your opinion on things? Surveys have become one of those fun ways you can earn money online. One in particular we like is WalGreenListens, that gives you the chance to fill out surveys from some of the biggest brands in the country. They all, more or less, work the same way – you give your opinion by answering a series of usually multi-choice questions and are remunerated for your efforts. Pretty simple, eh?
Do you have a talent for being able to put words together in a fluid, interesting and engaging manner? Do you enjoy writing? If the answer is yes to those questions, you could earn a side income doing some freelance writing. This is a popular way to earn money online and many people actually do it as their main form of employment. The reason it is so popular is that it is incredibly easy to get started in. There are a wide variety of different sites and platforms that help you to advertise your skills or give you the chance to bid and send proposals on jobs. There are various ways you can get paid too, so you might get paid per article/piece of writing, paid an hourly wage or for bigger projects when you’ve completed the work.
Affiliate marketing is one of the most popular ways to earn money online, and with good reason. While it would be foolish to say it is easy to make money this way, it is easy to get started. You don’t even have to be the most gifted website designer or know anything really technical. Essentially, you join an affiliate scheme with a particular company or retailer, such as Amazon, and you are given a special code that you can use when featuring reviews or pieces about items sold on Amazon that if people click on while on your site, and eventually buy something, you will earn a little bit of money in commission. It does take a lot of time and patience and to really get good at it, you also need to do some research, but you can still go from a rank beginner to having a successful affiliate marketing income.
Already have a blog set up? Is it successful or in a small niche that is only just flourishing? Whatever the position you are in, one of the great ways to monetize your website or blog is to offer people the chance to post on your blog in the form of guest posts. It basically means that they get the benefit of your readership and visitors by paying for you to post one of their own blog posts, while giving them a link back to their site. This is a great way to make money because, again, it is relatively easy to follow through on. You literally just have to post their content and sort a link. They pay you for the privilege.