Whether you are a stay at home parent or work in a low paid job, you may be looking for ways to earn extra money to supplement your current income. Nowadays, there are plenty of money making opportunities online via an internet connection and a personal computer. Besides the usual things such as selling things through eBay or Amazon and writing blogs, there are still other options out there that you may not have even considered.
Sell Your Own Music
Many years ago you may recall Radiohead making headlines by self-promoting and selling one of their albums ahead of the physical release by offering it through a “name your price” format. Although your music might not have the same commercial pull as Radiohead, selling your music online can be a great way to build a following and a name for yourself. By cutting out all the middlemen involved in traditional recording and promotional contracts, the small number of sales you might make might be more than what you would earn doing it the other way.
Work as a Freelance Designer
There are a number of options open to you if you are a particularly creative person and have qualifications and experience working as a designer. You could either create your own website that showcases your portfolio or work through various existing freelance sites such as oDesk and Freelancer. Although it may take a bit of time to really get the income flowing by working this way, it is much easier than other options out there and means you can do it all from the comfort of your own home.
Sell Stock Photos
If you have an interest in photography, you may be able to turn your hobby into a money making enterprise. Millions of people use search engines every day to find stock photos. Although you will obviously have to get out and about to take the snaps, it is hardly the most taxing or boring type of work you could be doing. It should be noted that while you will not earn very much per image and sale, the more images you upload and put up for sale, the more money you will earn on a monthly basis. One of the best things is that once you have uploaded the photos you don’t really have to do anything else.
Sell Articles or Essays
Writing is one of the best and easiest ways to earn money online, well if you enjoy writing that is. If you have a real skill for writing, you can use that skill to earn money either by writing articles for internet marketers or by working through an essay writing service such as essaybro.com. Millions of people out there are looking for content either for their websites or as part of their coursework for University and are willing to pay good prices for you to do all the hard work.
There are many other ways to earn money online, but we highlighted the ones above as they are particularly interesting methods that you may not have considered before.