Consider working online as an open door; you don’t have to transform it into a full-time job, but you know there is always a project waiting for you whenever you need to earn a little extra pocket change. Although the Internet is full of scams, there are plenty of legitimate ways to make money online without spending hours in front of the computer. You may even work on milestones while at work –this is how easy and fun it is!
Here are four ways to make money online:
- Online teaching
If your teaching skills are good and you know more than two languages, you can easily make money by teaching classes online. You must be fluent in English, but for the second language, the sky is the limit. There are many people who either create their own language class online or advertise their skills via websites such as Elance and Freelancer.
All you need is a Skype ID and the patience to help somebody master a language you excel at.
- Sell you homemade products
If you are an artist and you spend your free time creating beautiful things such as jewellery, clothes, gifts, edibles or other products, you should know you can make serious money online. Etsy is one of the most famous platforms for artists where they can sell their creations. It includes more than 40 different categories with thousands of listings.
- Freelance writing
Did you know that you can become a freelance writer and receive your first writing project within hours? If your writing skills are to die for, you can write articles while commuting or during lunch breaks, as long as you have a laptop or tablet with you.
First, you must choose the niche. Second, you must create a personal portfolio so that people who need writers can assess your writing skills and find out whether you are the person they need. Third, make an account on Elance, Guru, Freelancer and/or Upwork. You are now ready to put your writing skills to good use.
- Paid surveys
You’d be surprised how much you can earn by answering some questions. Online surveys will help you pay your lunch, some bills or even more. Here are some legit websites which pay you to answer a few questions:
1. Ipsos i-Say. This website offers users the chance to earn vouchers for filling out surveys. Users rack up points which can be cashed in for vouchers at retailers including Amazon.
2. Swagbucks. This website allows users to earn virtual currency for watching videos, searching the web, playing games and participating in market research. Users receive “Swag bucks,” which can be exchanged for retail gift cards (Starbucks, Amazon and Marks and Spencer) or via PayPal credits, which are eventually transferred into cash.
3. Crowdology. This website pays users to take part in surveys that cover a wide range of subjects such as ‘frustrations of online shopping’ and ‘knowledge of cooking.’ The cash you earn for each survey is paid into a PayPal account upon request.
4. OnePoll. This website conducts surveys on shopping, celebrity, parenting, travelling, music and more and rewards users with cash via PayPal or bank transfer.
As you can see, there are plenty of fun and easy ways to make money online. Even if you love your job, you can always make extra money by selling your free time [for paid surveys] or your skills.